Originally posted by NinerGM:
Keeping guys in to block, really makes dumbs down the offense. If you're keeping guys in to block because your tackles aren't doing the job, that's still advantage defense; for this to be a successful offense, your QB and WR play will have to be much better than it has been in previous seasons. This would force the 49ers to run and the scheme to become very basic/vanilla/predictable. I'd much rather have them prepare for an edge rusher. You're right OC is just as important, but it seems the team has two players with center experience, who could step in. OT, it's a bit different - as you know, those guys are usually matched against the D's best athlete. I know Harbaugh will prepare for his depth (or lack thereof) at OT. No OT, no passing game.
No argument with this. I'm looking down the road and if they have misjudged the guys they are relying on at RG they will need to do something. OTs can receive help from chip blocks, double team with the TE and plays called to diminish the outside rush...screens, runs at the rusher, etc. But if you have a weak link in the middle the whole chain breaks...QB can't throw and the RBs have to run laterally. But I think the coaches will figure it out and be able to build a cohesive unit.
Davis was less agile than I had expected, so believe he is suited to play a power guard game, while Boone (with his long body) can push the pass rushers wide. Also see Davis as needing help from a vet and Kilgore may or may not be able to supply that help. Inside, Davis would have Goodwin to assist him.
But all of this is just nervous energy looking for an outlet for me! Can't wait for them to start camp. I am actually thinking of trying to attend a practice this summer if possible...never done that or wanted to--now it seems like a fun idea.