Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by kingairta:Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by kingairta:Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by kingairta:
I remember when the schedule came out. People would have been happy going into the bye 3-2 leading the division.
Not if we knew our offense was going to perform this horribly and the Falcons would come in and beat us in our own house by 35 points. Once up a time we used to beat up on the Falcons. Nowadays, 35-point losses are acceptable apparently. Let's turn the other cheek because in our next game Shaun Hill is going to turn into Bionic Commando, throwing 50 yard out patterns all over the field, Isaac Bruce is going to start playing like he did when he was 25, and Manny Lawson is going to morph into a Lawrence Taylor/Incredible Hulk hybrid. That's the power of the bye week.
We're just used to losing; that's the bottom line. We're so used to losing that we are actually brainwashed into thinking that Shaun Hill is an NFL QB.
There are, however, some reasons for optimism.
A)In our last Super Bowl season, Philadelphia came into our house and beat us 40-8. That was the turning point for our season. Something happened that day though. The great Steve Young was BENCHED. Yes, BENCHED. But, apparently, Shaun Hill is too great to be benched. Why light a fire and show your team that this kind of loss is unacceptable? Nah, that wouldn't be a good idea. Just stick with Hill and let him keep throwing wobbly ducks all over the place, everywhere EXCEPT between the WR's numbers. He misses high. He misses low. He misses behind them. He overthrows them. He throws it when they're blanketed. He throws the ball too late. He throws the ball too early. Let's just say there is a lot of room for improvement at the QB position. You want to see a real QB? Watch the Minnesota and Atlanta games.
B)We play in the NFC West. Enough said.
C)Frank Gore and Michael Crabtree will hopefully provide some sort of spark, although I'm hoping the reason we came out flat wasn't the players being a little ticked off that Crabtree got so much attention and money when they're busting their tails out there. I didn't see the same intensity out there today, and I can't think of any other reason. But, whether that's the case or not, reinforcements are on the way.
D)We have a bunch of 1st-round draft picks next season.
We all knew what kind of offense we have.
This was one game. The upside is we know we can do better.
It didn't have to be that way. I'm pissed that we got rid of Martz, and I'm pissed who we got rid of Martz for. If we had Martz, I bet you we'd be 4-1 right now. Who gives a f--- about rushing the ball. We don't have the roster suited to do this. Gore had a 1,000 yard season under Martz. Faulk had 2,000 combined yards under Martz. The only drawback is Vernon Davis catches a few less catches. Big deal. At least our offense doesn't look this anemic. Watching the Giants for 162 games is bad enough, now another 16 games of this crap? What do we have to do to get some freakin' offense? I mean f---, field a respectable product out there so we can enjoy watching the damn games. Isn't that why WE pay the players?
Maybe I just need a couple days to get over this one.
With the personnel we have we can't throw the ball the way Martz would want. Heck Hill can't even get a three step drop without a defender in his face.
I'm liking the mentality. When given lemons you make lemonade.
Until the Oline starts giving some semblance of pass protection and we have a recieving corp that can get open and a QB who can "thread the needle" we're stuck as a running team.
JT O'Sullivan and even Shaun Hill had some success passing the ball last year. The only player we lost was Bryant Johnson. We can pass the ball, but our system is the problem. We're putting Jason Hill on the bench, letting him watch Isaac Bruce go out and drop pass after pass. At least he's learning from Arnaz Battle, right? Wrong. Battle ain't doing jack either. But, those WRs are getting playing time. On kickoffs, we have a TE who can't cut out there. I can go on, but you get the point. Our coaches are making stupid ass decisions.
A flash in the pan is not success.
If it was so successful then why did we win more when Sing pulled the reins in on Martz?