Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Reasons why we will make the playoffs in 2010:
Continuity on offense:
- While our general offensive unit may statistically impress, individual players have done a great job in Raye's system. Specifically, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, and Michael Crabtree have been consistently impressive throughout the season. An additional offseason in the same system should allow this offense to finally take the next step forward.
Alex Smith's continued development:
- I think it's fair to say that Raye's offensive system is basically a dumb down version of Norv Turner's 49er offense, which is great for Alex Smith to digest and acclimate to the scheme. With the three main weapons signed on to the team for many years to come, Smith will have the opportunity to further develop the chemistry he has with these players, and the comfortably he has in the scheme.
Improvements of the O-line:
- If we can mimic the success the Panthers have had at their O-line, we have a chance to develop a potent and powerful rushing attack. This will help establish the pass, and lead to TOP victories
I agree with the continuity thing but I just don't want folks to over hype that aspect ad if that will be the sole reason for this team making the playoffs. Last off season the majority of this board was good with the fact that this team didn't make any attempt to better the roster. Many believed the team was just gonna be better due to sing's motivational coaching. Continuity is a good thing but this team still needs better horses on the field. i agree with o line they gotta get that fixed 1st and foremost. Get that fixed and I believe this si a playoff team ..
Continuity is great if you have the right players to begin with. Players with skill sets that will be maximized in the system you're running. We have too many players with talent but are not really suited to what we do.
Continuity of what? We have run two completely different systems in one year which is unheard of in the NFL. Good teams usually decide on a system and all the players they get from that day forward fit that system. Look at Philly, Indy, N.E. McNabb, Peyton, Brady leave the game for different reasons and Kolb, Sorgi and Cassel come in, run the same offense and put up good numbers. We have to re-invent the wheel mid season because Hill and Smith have different strengths and can't run the same offense.
Scot is the reason we are talking about next year and not the playoffs this year.