Honestly, I think it boils down to two things 1. The offensive line not giving Alex Smith alot of time and 2. The overall coaching preperation, paticularly on offense. I think we all know this... The niners are just looking out coached at times... cough... cough Atlanta and Green Bay!
Jimmy Raye's play calling (along with Singletary's approval) is very vanilla, conservative and predictable at times. That will work against a few bad teams, but that won't work against playoff caliber teams. Also, where are the fake audibles and the authentic audibles?
Overall niners should give strong consideration to bringing on board two stud o-lineman. At this point I wouldn't even mind if they used both there first rounders on two o-lineman. And usually, I'm against that.
If you want to play smash mouth football then you better get a good line otherwise... you gotta play finesse.
[ Edited by mustangmele on Nov 23, 2009 at 1:44 PM ]