Originally posted by Natewillis2252:
When Jimmy Raye was with the Chefs he had a 4000 yrd qb with no running game.....im excited to see what he can do with the big three (GORE, COFFEE, SHEETS)
Me thinks that the 2009 Niner offense will look more like the Eric Dickerson-oriented offense that Raye ran with the Rams, than it will what Raye ran in KC. "#21 is the show here".
Look for a few key running plays, run relentlessly, with the expectation that at some point, one of those basic plays will be executed to perfection for a long gain and/or scoring play. Raye will be stubborn in his play-calling. The passing game will be all play action, while the Niners are still in the game. So, look for lots of swing passes to the backs and for the TE's to be among the leading receivers each week. Throws to the WR will be few and far between. The WR's will spend more time blocking than receiving. It will be all about ball control to keep the Niner defense off the field. A low scoring game is a good game. Expect losts of 17-16 type games. Only if/when the Niners have to play catch-up from a 10-point deficit or more, will you see a wide-open, desperation passing attack.
Hostler was a boob, a total failure as the QB Coach, who then got promoted to OC because he was a good laminator. This was the hire/promotion that actually killed Nolan. He never recovered from the lost 2007 year.