Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by Joecool:
It has been the 49ers offseason problem for 5 years now (after Norv left). There has been a fake competition that has resulted in less reps by the true starter to gain an advantage to build chemistry and make adjustments with his starters around him. It has been THE most pointed out mistake by Nolan/Singletary. Chemistry has been THE biggest issue with our offense for years now.
And this coach is doing the same thing. Why can't he be called out for it? This absolutely doesn't concern you guys? THE biggest issue the coaches who failed to improve upon is the same thing this guy is doing.
Personally, Alex should have been the starter from Day 1. No need to put a developmental rookie in a bad situation like was done last week. Why not let the starting offense try and work it out with their QB? I'm sure they would have improved their blocking but the rookie was put in who probably couldn't settle the OL down if his life depended on it.
Yes, Harbaugh did explain his planned rotation prior to the game... and he stuck to it. You ask why did he stick with it? Well, there could be multiple reasons.
1. He already trusts what Alex can do when reg. season week 1 comes.
2. He saw no reason to leave his only winning chance at QB in the game when the OL didn't even show up to block.
3. He doesn't panic and alter his plan just because things go ugly in a pre-season game.
It's your right as a forum fan to question every little decision as if YOU know better... but you must recognize... it gets annoying as hell.
Point 1 is very questionable. He has very little idea how Alex will apply the offense when live bullets are being fired. So far, it has been inconsistent.
Point 2 has nothing to do with the pressure as he already made his decision prior to the game. I'm question his decision prior to the game.
Point 3 doesn't make it a smarter move. Singletary never altered his game plan either.
I'm judging by his decision with how he has handled the QB position, especially Alex. So far, he has done the same things Singletary and Nolan have done. Does that mean Singletary and Nolan knew something we didn't and they actually knew what they were doing? Why is it OK that Harbaugh does it but not OK that the other two did it?
What's annoying as hell is that you guys give this guy a pass but he hasn't done anything different than his predecessors.
His coaches also appear as though they can't evaluate the Center position. Why do they need to switch them in game reps to evaluate them if they know how to evaluate the QB without game reps?
Look forward to a disjointed offense. A more creative one, but it will not have chemistry.