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Why dont we change to a Spread offense?

Look Sing, as much as you would like to run the football you have to do what works. Everytime Smith goes into the spread we do well. If we are to keep smith at the helm we must go to a spread offense. Mike Johnson put up 24 points on that scoreboard when smith is in the spread. When Sing has his way we put up 0 points. Bottom line, do what works!
Because that would be the smart thing to do.
Because it limits our best offensive player: Frank Gore

(kinda hard to see that with his bon headed 2 fumbles tonight)
They don't like to spread them. They like it tight.
Originally posted by FourNine49:
Because it limits our best offensive player: Frank Gore

(kinda hard to see that with his bon headed 2 fumbles tonight)

This is false. Gore has been successful in every Offense, even with Martz. Our coaching staff is just too stubborn and knuckleheaded to play to our players' strengths.
Originally posted by FourNine49:
Because it limits our best offensive player: Frank Gore

(kinda hard to see that with his bon headed 2 fumbles tonight)

and that has been working for us so far.
I've been saying this all season: Frank Gore is a great athlete -- give him the ball and he'll run it. Pass to him and he'll catch it. He can adapt.

Alex Smith unfortunately cannot. We need to put him in a position to win and stop catering to Gore. We are a better passing team than running team and it was supremely obvious tonight.

Unfortunately, our coaching staff doesn't know what "changes" are.
Originally posted by chico49erfan:
I've been saying this all season: Frank Gore is a great athlete -- give him the ball and he'll run it. Pass to him and he'll catch it. He can adapt.

Alex Smith unfortunately cannot. We need to put him in a position to win and stop catering to Gore. We are a better passing team than running team and it was supremely obvious tonight.

Unfortunately, our coaching staff doesn't know what "changes" are.

No they would rather use Carr

God this team is stupid
Makes too much sense. Niners won't do it...
Originally posted by LoboLtnLvr49er:
Because that would be the smart thing to do.
Originally posted by chico49erfan:


Alex Smith unfortunately cannot. We need to put him in a position to win and stop catering to Gore. We are a better passing team than running team and it was supremely obvious tonight.


The thing is, the spread is a far more modern approach to football than the stuff we are running now. Alex's talent fit into a modern approach, and so does the rest of our personnel, but our coaches' brains do not.
Spread means no shot at andrew luck and jim harbaugh
Has there ever been a successful spread offense in the NFL?
Originally posted by patty_t:
Has there ever been a successful spread offense in the NFL?

A lot of the best teams in the league run shotgun a majority of the time.
Because Singletary is an idiot.