Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
I'm So F'n Happy we pulled this out....but we were playing not to lose the whole game....until we needed to play to win...and that is a tough position to put your QB in after asking him to hand off over and over and over...and occasional pass.. All I know is that if Raye calls more than one run run run, 3 and out plays... Candlestick will boo him out the stadium next week......we cannot be this predictable.... we were like this early in Alex's carrier...it doesn't help anyone.
cosigned. we have a lot of stuff to work on, but theyre a good team and this was a big win. our right side of the ol was awful, i saw like 5 or 6 plays where snyder wasnt blocking anyone. rachal wasnt much better. bruce and vernon were clutch, and morgan was open a lot but shaun wasnt reading the d and seeing him a few times. i was ready to give up on shaun a few times there but he pulled it out when he got a chance to get in a rythm.
You see, that's the elephant in the room. RHYTHM.
Quarterbacks in this league need to be in rhythm.
If you run 50 times and then throw the ball, its really tough for a QB to be accurate and / or find the open player.
We had two drives there at the end when we just said, F'it, let's throw it. One of those drives led to the crucial game winning touchdown; which gave the defense a huge rest.
Ever since Nolan arrived, this team has this "run the football" idea that I simply can't believe.
You don't win games in this league that way anymore. You have to make the defense afraid of BOTH.
If an NFL defense is afraid of ONE thing, they WILL stop it. They WILL. I don't care who they are. Any defense in this league will stop you if you are one-dimensional.
They see our film and think, "Wow, they really try and run the ball. Ok, let's stop them here first."
You have to do what is unexpected.
Kind of like Poker.