Originally posted by jimmythegreekjr:
1. We have no wide receiver threat - it has been completely absent. Brandon Jones - Out, Crabtree - unsigned, Josh Morgan - disappointing, etc. We have not improved since last year.
2. We have no QBs - aside from the flashes of talent from Nate Davis. The QB competition this year has been between two players who haven't shown us anything. The 49ers should have brought in a proven veteran QB to compete for the starting job, not wasting time with Damon Huard. After the fiasco with Kurt Warner, the 49ers gave up in their search. Again - we have not improved since last year.
3. We don't have a pass rush. This is obvious. We brought in a special coach just for that purpose and no results.
4. The secondary at times looked suspect, even though we have been getting a good number of INTs.
5. The pass protection is vulnerable and still needs work.
6. The only main area of improvement this year - the running game. We have seen the new guys Coffee and Sheets tear it up and o-line creating some good holes. We expected this because this is what Jimmy Raye was brought in to do.
7. This is not the time for the "It's still pre-season. calm down." attitude. We already played three and we have won them all. Remember, it has been the second and third stringers that have come back to win these games.
The thing is, IT IS preseason so that fact can't be overlooked. The Pats haven't been exactly lighting it up so far. Neither has the Giants, Philly, San Diego, and they're all perennial playoff teams. No, I'm not saying that we're just playing possum -- you've listed legitimate problems. But I think the level of concern here is overblown. Preseason games DO NOT matter. They never have.
They have ZERO bearing on what's going to happen in the regular season. Now if we're entering say week 4, and we're still having these same problems then yes, by all means ring the alarm.
But right now it's too early to tell what our season is going to look like.