Originally posted by B650:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Very Impressed with Raye today, Singletary too. At least they changed it. They showed that they are willing to be flexible and I think that's a very important trait to have in a HC/OC in the NFL.
Not only did they move to a spread, but their plays from the spread worked. It's not like you just put them in the formation and they light up.
Also, I have to give Raye credit for the job he has done with Smith this year. He looks even more comfortable than he did in Turner's offense.
Agreed. The only issue I have is creativity in the running game. I only remember one time when the 49ers got creative (the reverse to Walker). The play worked, proving to me that we can run the ball, but not if we're going to just run Gore up the gut 20 times a game. If we could get our running game going to compliment our passing game, we'd become a dangerous team.
Hopefully, the OL continues to play the way it played against Jacksonville. I think that's the biggest key. It won't matter what plays we call if the OL can't block anyone. We got a glimpse yesterday of how our offense can look like if you give the QB time to throw.
I don't know if it is just me but I feel like the Oline was accentuated by Smith's good timing on getting the ball out of his hands. That being said, Jimmy Raye called a great game. Will he go into shutdown mode, or back to the Jimmy Raye that we alll know? Only time will tell...
I have to say, I missed on almost all calls yesterday. I mean, I said, "oh, this is going to be a run, " and I was mostly wrong. He threw some new wrinkles yesterday and worked out of the playaction quite a bit. I hope he builds on this, and adds more for next week.