Originally posted by blm7754:
Good video. Thanks.
The OL really needs to get its act together. If you take away all of the false starts and holding penalties it would have been a VERY different game. Those negative plays have a huge effect on this offense. It means we have to run more 15+ yard passing plays to pick up first downs, which requires the OL to give Smith more time to throw. Since our OL can't do that, we take sacks (more negative plays). Basically the OL makes it's own job harder by committing the false starts, because it puts us in obvious passing situations (giving the defensive pass rush an advantage).
Cleanup the false starts and other penalties and you have an instant improvement accross the entire OL.
I agree...kept shooting ourselves in the foot which has been a perpetual issue for this team (just dumb - culture of losing). If Harbaugh noted that his WR's seemed bored under Raye, he may want to ask them how they feel now; lots of dropped passes
like we have had to date is a sure sign of concentration issues (not expecting to be involved). On the screen pass called, Gore wasn't even looking for the ball. Defenses continue to just play up at the LOS and attack. VD made them pay mostly and it was the difference but it's clear we are terrified to stretch the field with Ginn or any WR's this juncture...use crossing or post patterns. To me, part of all of the penalties comes down to a defense that is free is tee off on the o-line, RB and QB. CB's are allowed to play very tight and make plays on the ball. If you were a DC, you'd use this same defensive game plan against us too. It's easy...play tight up at the LOS with your CB's, drop down your safeties into the box and create 8 to 10 men in the box, run blitz between the tackles...cause lots of false starts, holding penalties, tons of QB hits, pressures/hurries, play in the backfield and stop the run, generate TO's, etc. Easy. The coaches need to do a better job of taking advantage of very predictable DC game plans against us.
PS: Expect MANY more injuries along the o-line if the scheme is not changed!
[ Edited by NCommand on Sep 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM ]