Originally posted by PTulini: And what's the deal with Jimmy Raye calling a WildCat play on 3rd and 22?!! I hope Coach Singletary chewed out Jimmy Raye for that call.
Actually, it would have been a nice play if Spurlock had thrown the ball more accurately. He, unlike Michael Robinson, has the speed to get to the outside and be a threat on the ground, which will help potential receivers get open in case the runner chooses to pass. Robinson isn't a ground threat so I doubt the secondary would ever have to leave coverage to prevent him from doing damage on the ground.
I absolutely hate the wildcat and hope we never use it again, but that particular play could have worked out well if Spurlock had thrown a better pass.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:58 AM ]
I actually didn't mind that play call. We were not getting a 1st down most likely so lets gain some field position. Only problem was Spurlock should have kept the ball on that play. He had a some room to run... terrible pass though. lol
Sep 21, 2009 at 1:07 AM
We need Robinson or Battle running the wildcat... guys that can actually, you know, throw the ball. Since they were both college QBs.
Probably Battle would be more suited, since you wouldn't be giving it away during the huddle.
I agree it needs to go. It's like our old man, Jimmy Raye, is wearing sexy leopard-skin underwear just prove that he's still hip and with-it...but it just doesn't work. If we're gonna run 60-odd plays a game and throw in a few tricks, I say we start moving V.D. around a bit more. I love how we're getting him involved early and often, but why not have him take a hand-off or catch a couple balls outta the slot? He's faster, stronger and far more dangerous than Spurlock anyway, so, yeah, duh...
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