Originally posted by Super5:
Originally posted by TX9R:
That's a little misleading as we have played mostly passing teams. AZ was in the same boat until they played a team that actually runs...and they got gashed big time. The next game should tell us where we really are.
The Niners already have: MIN,STL,SEA,ATL- the RB's on these teams are from good to excellent
also, our passing yards allowed really is misleading. we have something like the 3rd most passing attempts against us, largely because teams cant run on us and our offense has been awesome at 3 n outs. teams really dont need to pass or score points quick since our offense has been mostly inffective, and yet they're still passing.
we seem to be able to get good pass rush from 4 downlineman when ray mcdonald plays. a 3-4 that can get pressure without sending more than 4 is damn tough to make explosive plays against
ill take being 20th in passing yards allowed. it begins with the run and we are superior when it comes to stopping it.
so basically, if the offense keeps progressing with Smith, i think we're a serious contender inspite of our flaws
people need to keep in mind that other than ATL, all of our losses were against good to very good teams for a combined 10 points. this is against manning, favre, and shaub--all top rated passers.
our defense is real and legit, the offense just needs to step up and get some bounce, some swag. let alex smith call more of his own plays, and hope barry sims doesnt make nate davis play out of necessity