Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Roxy:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
So after I had some time to digest yesterday's complete blowout, I mustard up the courage to rewatch the game. What I found actually made me feel a little better. Yes the playcalling can be predictable. And yes, the communication issues falls squarely on the shoulders of the coaching staff, but the coaches did enough for us to win that game. Let's look at the facts.
We completly dominated most of the first half, starting with the interception on the first play of the game.,
It's not Raye's fault that Smith and Morgan couldn't get the touchdown. Morgan was open. The call worked. Either Smith threw too high or Morgan doesn't have enough body control or both. Put that on the players.
It's not Raye's fault that Moran Norris went into backpeddle mode and Smith lobbed him the ball instead of throwing it directly at him. The fact that Norris was so wide open tells me it was a good call. The players didn't execute.
It's not Raye's fault that Smith couldn't get Ginn the ball when he clearly had his man beat downfield. A good throw probably would of resulted in a TD. Once again, thats on the players.
It's not Raye's fault that Crabs decided to zig when Smith decided to throw the ball zag which resulted in a pick six.
It's not Raye's fault that Crabs couldn't hold on to what was essentially a bad shovel pass from Smith which also resulted in an interception.
Can you really blame Coach Sing that T.Brown wanted to be the hero and bit hard on the double fake from Mike Williams which resulted in a TD? If anything, we know our coaching staff preaches staying within your assignment. No way Sing or Manusky agrees a cb should be jumping a route before the ball is even in the air.
In fact, the execution was so poor from the players that I didn't even bother mentioning the phantom PI call on Nate. That play kept the drive alive for the Hawks which lead to their first TD. That really was when things started going down hill.
The point is, even though the coaches didn't operate at a very high level, they at least dialed up enough plays that if they would have been properly executed would of resulted in a much closer game and possibly the win. In retrospect, I dont think all is lost. I just think we needed more time in the preseason to build chemistry.
Seriously, look at all the points THE PLAYERS left on the field.
I remember posts like this when Hostler was the OC too...Yes, Raye made some calls that weren't executed correctly and might have worked, but the offense overall is not NFL worthy - the timing, speed, fluidity, and personnel choices (Sorry, Norris is not a 3rd down back or multi-dimensional threat!) are not top tier.
I've said it since he was fired; We should have kept Martz. Singletary riding herd on Martz would have yielded much better results than ol Granpa' Raye.
Oh, you mean the same OC that nearly made the recently extended VD almost invisible and brought in Just Turnovers to man the QB position? No thanks. It's not that Martz can't be a good OC, it's that the philosophies are so diffrent it never would of worked. We dont have the personnell to be successful in his scheme.
P.S. I also remember posts like this when what's his name got a head coaching job in Greenbay and went on to light it up. Sometimes it is the players.
My argument is that Sing and Matz's philosophies were so different that it WOULD have worked. I think the differing philosophies would have created something much more prolific and effective than Rayes offense - plus Martz is a perfectionist like Walsh, and knew how to keep the offense flowing in all circumstances. He is a highly competent pro, and a little bit whack, but I truly believe the two of them, had they been willing, could have co-created a very good offense. that's my theory, and I guess it doesn't really matter now.
I do absolutely think that Raye is a sub-par coordinator on many levels, from his play calling to his ability to drill the players well and establish repeatable competence and accountability - again, my opinion from what limited information I have gathered. If I'm right, this doesn't bode well for our team since Sing is completely retarded in terms of offense. This is the achilles heel, and it's probably going to doom the niners this year. Having talent isn't enough in the NFL - you need to be extremely well coached and led by creativity and high levels of competence in order to win more than you lose - you are going up against minds like Payton, Childress, Cameron, etc...I don;t think we have that class of offensive coaching on the niners. Would love to be wrong.
[ Edited by Roxy on Sep 14, 2010 at 13:41:00 ]