Originally posted by Memphis9er:
You guys crack me up acting like you know more about football than the guy that has been doing it for 25 + years. It is obvious that he doesn't trust Hills abilities fully, that will come with time. Hell, Hill is playing like he doesn't trust himself yet, there is a difference between being the back up coming in to salvage a year and being the man expected to deliver. We run more because we have an above average defense and the idea is to minimize mistakes, it is not that hard to figure it out. We are going to win ugly a lot, so you better get used to it and be happy we are not the joke we were under Nolan.
Perfection as usual, Memphis...
(sorry if this has been posted... pretty good though)
Breaking down the 49ers' play calling
Mike Sando: The chart suggests you might be onto something. The 49ers have run the ball 57.1 percent of the time on second down when they needed between 6 and 10 yards for a first down. Only the Giants and Chiefs have run a higher percentage of the time during these situations. The 49ers are averaging a league-low 1.06 yards per carry on these rushes. In 2008, the 49ers ran the ball on 38.7 percent of these plays, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. That was down from 41.1 percent in 2007, 41.8 percent in 2006 and 53.1 percent in 2005, Mike Nolan's first season as head coach. The 49ers are one of three teams running the ball at least 60 percent of the time on first down. While the 49ers would like to improve their production on these plays, without question, they remain unapologetic about their play calling. This team is going to be stubborn about running the ball, particularly early in the season.