Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
1) We are the slowest team in the NFL on offense and actually a little slow on defense too at certain positions. Yes our speed or lack of it is terrible.
2) Coach Sing's timeouts for PEP RALLY's and clock management / game management would rank him #32 in the league right now.
3) Hill is a huge problem. He can only throw a 7 - 8 yard pass. Anything 10 + is out of the question. The D. stacks the box within a 10 yard area becuase he is no threat beyond that. Anything beyond that and the ball will come down "like a punt" and be uncatchable.
Yes the O Line is the bigger problem. But that still doesn't fix the weakness that is Shaun Hill.
He has thrown perfect long balls to Morgan (dropped) and Bruce, and has thrown several well placed 20+ yard passes to Vernon Davis.
Where are you getting the idea that he can't throw an accurate long ball?
I hope you realize that the primary benefit of "arm strength" is in the fact that the quarterback has an advantage throwing out patterns, hitches and slants in a small window.
The deep pass is only a secondary benefit of arm strength.
Its true, Hill can't throw a bullet into a small window, but you're barking up the wrong tree by attacking him with all of this "long ball" stuff.
Hill has thrown the long ball adequately.
If you want to attack him, complain that he can't hit deep outs, etc.