Originally posted by ObePwnD:
Originally posted by backontop:
We could be a lot better if Harbaugh would stop handcuffing the offense and open the damn playbook.
The West Coast Offense is one of the most complicated offenses in the NFL. By player accounts, it is a very thick playbook. (All NFL playbooks for that matter) My question to you is, do you think that the the 49er offense has that playbook mastered in a month and a half? And if your honest answer is no, then how can they possibly open it up? You can't master a High School Play book in a month in a half, if you played or coached High school ball you'd know this to be true. Our desires for what we want the 49ers to do and what IS, are two different things. The offense will open up when they have the ability to open it up. Everyone is expecting instant oatmeal but look the circumstances that we are in, that led up to this season, and you use logic, and a little common sense you'll see that we are as well as can be expected.
What does this have to do with calling run-run-run or playing conservative. A lot of teams deal with this. Last time I remember, Martz offense is the most complicated and we called much more aggressive plays then. Hell, even Shaun Hill made big plays in that offense. JTO racked up 321 yards in his 2nd game vs SEA.
There is 0 proof of how little of the offense the players know or how much they know. A lot of offenses are complicated and rookie QB's are running more plays than we are.