Seriously, people are saying Harbaugh is reincarnation of Singletary, our QB play is garbage despite a 95 passer rating so far, our defense sucks, etc. I know it was a heart breaking loss and all, but 70% of the people in this forum expected 7-9 or worse before the season started. Harbaugh is a rookie coach in the NFL, trying to salvage a beat up QB's career, with a very young OLine and had to deal with his 2 best WRs being out. Our secondary sucked but they are missing half of their starters. When Spencer gets back in the starting line up I think our pass defense gets a lot better. We'll finally have 2 solid starting CBs, who arent great shut down corners like Revis but both are solid players. Goldson takes way better angles and has more athleticism than Williams, and hits a lot harder too.
Harbaugh is not singletarian at all, you guys are missing the game within the game. Are we running the ball a lot still? Yeah, but we are running outside more, and our passing game is already better looking. We've managed to cut down on the INTs and fumbles. On some of those passing plays, like the TD to Delanie, we were more creative than at any point last year. We were able to get a match up we wanted, clear it out, and exploit it. Raye/MJohnson never managed to do that. On that play I believe we had Vernon running a post and he was doubled I believe, clearing out the sideline for Delanie who Anthony Spencer obviously couldn't cover. Alex is a lot more accurate than last year, where he mainly threw passes over the middle and checkdowns. So far he's hitting sideline routes like intermediate outs that we have rarely seen him complete in the past, and he turned what could've easily been a TO into a touchdown but throwing the ball down field to Gore in the end zone after the bad pass. That pass was perfect and required quite a bit of improvisation, if it weren't for the PI by the beaten LB that's a TD and his stats look like 230 yards and 3 TDs.
Yeah we haven't had very many quick slants, we havent had too many throws down field, etc. But this is only the 2nd game in the WCO, against a very goood defense with the best pass rusher in the game and a cagey Defensive Coordinator. People are acting like we lost by 30 and got totally owned. but missing a number of our key players we were able to take a very good team to OT. That in and of itself is a big step from last year.