Originally posted by Psinex:
Originally posted by JBatta49erfansince81:
I wish we would have kept our 2nd round pick last year and drafted Shone Greene instead of that bust Coffee in the 3rd.
How could you call Coffee a bust? Does anyone remember the utter failure our offense was before Alex Smith replaced Shaun Hill? We couldn't even get a 1st down. Every defense was cheating up near the line in a eery recreation of the Jim Hostler season, stuffing Gore AND Coffee. He looked pretty good when he had decent blocking.
At the beginning of the season, Gore was held to gains of 30 yards, 4 yards (injury) and 32 yards in 3 of his first 4 games. Then Alex comes in and boom, 91 yards, 83 yards, 104 yards in consecutive weeks. He finishes with 452 yards in the last 4 games.
The problem was Shaun Hill and the defenses stacking the box with him not being able to take advantage of 1 on 1 coverage downfield.