I do admit Raye's quote: "I want to beat the hell out of them and win by one." makes me nervous, but what's the problem with running the ball, playing good defense, and having the quarterback manage the game?
The Jets are doing that with Mark Sanchez and their fans aren't up in arms. It's the way Miami, Baltimore, Tennessee, Atlanta, and to a lesser extent Carolina won ball games.
Is it because the 49ers do not have the talent to play this way?
Is it because it's a culture shock? "DATZ NOT TEH WAY DA OLD NINAZ WALSH DID DA DAMN THANG!"
Is it because it's boring?
Is it all of the above?
This is going to sound obvious, but our talent dictates the way we play. If the 49ers had a more talented QB, and better faster WRs, I would assume you'd see a more wide open approach.