This is how it was last year..... we couldn't run the ball.. I don't know if it was Gore or the Oline....but our personal is suited the pass better than our ability to run.
We, again this year as much as Singletary and Raye want us to be a running team, it is our passing game that has bailed us out most of the time.
reading these new articles about Raye speaking and about the Jason Hill and Shaun Hill situation kinda irks me a bit...
we finally have receivers on our 49er team...and a QB that can pass the ball and move the chains....but for the first 3qtrs, mainly on 1st and 2nd downs...we run most of the time....and when that gets stuffed we either run again....or try to pass on a defense expects a pass.
I'm not saying that we should have been a spread type offense or what ever but when we signed Raye I thought we would use more creative plays based off our ability to run.....but no...its like this for the 1st 3qters most of the time.
run- damn didn't get too many yards....
run- again.....damn, almost worked....lets just try one more time...I'm sure they think we'll pass (while the defense plays the pass, they still stop the run)
run- damn, got stopped again...ok one more time just to get closer, then for sure we'll pass
run- damn lost 2-4 yards.....now 3rd 13
pass- play designed to get 9-10 yards (Defense is ready stop us)
now we lost the lead.....pass time.
like others have said, no wonder Crabtree doesn't want to be here. (not that I care) but I do care about our other WRs...and this is a very unfortunate situation.
anyway in case some of you missed it here are some quotes Raye has said to the media these past couple of days....no wonder Singletary doesn't want him to speak
[ Edited by Afrikan on Oct 1, 2009 at 19:21:08 ]