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Raye interview on the offense

I hope Raye & Singletary wake up if they want to get to the playoffs.
Originally posted by tohara3:
I hope Raye & Singletary wake up if they want to get to the playoffs.

This.

I'm not even asking for all out change to the spread formation, just use it more to open up some running lanes for Frankie G. Keep the defense honest at least.
Originally posted by TheChozen:
Originally posted by tohara3:
I hope Raye & Singletary wake up if they want to get to the playoffs.

This.

I'm not even asking for all out change to the spread formation, just use it more to open up some running lanes for Frankie G. Keep the defense honest at least.

it boggles the mind that they don't see it.
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
Originally posted by TheChozen:
Originally posted by tohara3:
I hope Raye & Singletary wake up if they want to get to the playoffs.

This.

I'm not even asking for all out change to the spread formation, just use it more to open up some running lanes for Frankie G. Keep the defense honest at least.

it boggles the mind that they don't see it.

Me too man, me too.
Here are some of Raye's real answers to the questions about the state of the 49ers' offense:


Q: With the personnel you have and what you spent time in the offseason working on, are you comfortable going with the spread offense and shotgun for large portions of the game?

Raye: "No. No. Not at all. It scores too many points. What we are looking for is the quality of the points, not the quantity"

Q: You talked about four weeks ago. Four weeks ago, Alex Smith wasn't the quarterback and Michael Crabtree wasn't here. Do you lean more that way than you did four weeks ago? I'm not saying rip up the playbook, but use more of those elements?

Raye: "Yes, we would think of that a little more. It's difficult because we're still, in certain things, trying to get No. 15 (Crabtree) to line up in the right place. I used to have him line up facing the same direction as the defense, but quickly realized that it was backwards.

Q: Is the offense running how you want it to right now?

Raye: "In some areas, yes. However, once I have read and mastered Jim Hostler's playbook, I think we will be on our way.

Q: The pass game is coming along, so what do you think is the main area of the run game that just has not clicked like you thought it would?

Raye: "Chris Foerster's brain."

Q: Why haven't you been getting those 4 yards on first down?


Raye: "Perhaps because I only have one running play designed and only call it when 11 defensive guys are stacking the line."

Q: So are the pieces still there?

Raye: "Yes, pieces of s..."
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
To me, the most damning quote is: "When we started back, we were more interested in quantity of run than quality because we were trying to control the clock and put it together to the point that we had a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter. And somewhere along the way, in the last 2 ½ weeks, that's kind of gotten lost."

In other words, we're playing "not to lose" on offense. This is what our philosophy on offense has come down to. Keep pace with the opponent, hope and cross our fingers that we eek out a 20-17 win on the final drive every week.

Controlling the clock means crap all if you can't score.

WTF.


-9fA

My exact reaction when I read the quote. Instead of dominating an opponent and knocking them out, like Atlanta did to the Niners, Raye is happy keeping the game close and hoping the team responds in the 4th. What happens when the team isn't able to respond in the 4th? Just look what happened to the Niners in Indy.
I think if we give them time the offense will evolve. If you read these articles it plainly explains that all off-season they built there team around a run based scheme and now that they have found this new dimension and they don't have enough plays to run a game that way. So now they would have to start totally fresh mid-season. The idea of slowly building up to this is the right one. just give em time.
Originally posted by brucesf49:
I think if we give them time the offense will evolve. If you read these articles it plainly explains that all off-season they built there team around a run based scheme and now that they have found this new dimension and they don't have enough plays to run a game that way. So now they would have to start totally fresh mid-season. The idea of slowly building up to this is the right one. just give em time.

Jimmy Raye: And the best thing, the very best thing of all, is there's time now... there's all the time I need and all the time I want. Time, time, time. There's time enough at last.
[goes to pick up a playbook, but in doing so his glasses fall off and break. He slowly raises his glasses to his face, seeing they are completely broken]

Jimmy Raye: That's not fair. That's not fair at all. There was time now. There was, was all the time I needed...
It was Sing's dream to run this sort of offense. He thinks it is the best way to play football. Raye was hired specifically to run it this way.

Raye has shown that he knows how to run a spread offense. He isn't senile or stupid at all, but he is a loyal employee and does what he is told in return for a lot of money.

I wonder if he is getting upset about being the scapegoat.
Normally I would say Raye has forgotten more about football than we'll ever know but may be that's the problem.
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I'm one of his critics...but, I also have to say he's no dummy. He's a very bright guy, knows what he's doing. The results haven't shown through yet like I believe, or at least hope they will. He's right...the OL has really limited what he can call. We'd all like to see a more open offense, and in time, we probably will. I also understand about changing QB's...Shaun and Alex are very different, so we can't expect him to change the offense in mid-stream. Gradual changes are most likely to be successful...given three OL starters are gone (counting Marvel Smith). Having said all that, I'd also agree with the majority of posters that we've been far too predictable on offense. He can change that...by passing more in 1st down, getting ourselves in less 3rd and long situations. I'd also like to see him involve Walker, Jason Hill, and MRob a lot more...all these guys can make plays, when put into the right situation. Love what he's done w/Vernon...gotta give him props for that. But, he's got other weapons that've largely gone unused.
Raye completely talked his way out of many many unasked questions. It's like the reporters accepted his answers as is and didn't dig further. When asked why the running game wasn't getting 4 yards on first downs, Raye said because the line has lost its continuity with two guys getting injured. He then said the line isn't now what it was against ARI.

NO ONE! Not one person commented that the running game wasn't working then either.

These reporters are not very good.

[ Edited by Joecool on Nov 5, 2009 at 23:06:50 ]
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
Originally posted by TheChozen:
Originally posted by tohara3:
I hope Raye & Singletary wake up if they want to get to the playoffs.

This.

I'm not even asking for all out change to the spread formation, just use it more to open up some running lanes for Frankie G. Keep the defense honest at least.

it boggles the mind that they don't see it.

The "injuries to the OL" already being postured as the "reason" why we won't make the play-offs this season, not execution, not talent, not play-calling. The excuse machine will be in full throat soon.
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Oh now i get it