Originally posted by 52thegreat:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
This and the reasons we are last IN YARDAGE have been discussed in other threads. If anyone pays attention to Harbaugh and Romans pressers, they would not be shocked by this occurrence. The main reason for this is conservative game planning because the offense is only a month or two old. The line is struggling with the zone blocking scheme, as is Gore. Finally we are 2-1 and have been in every game, it is going to be ugly, but ugly wins are still wins. I suspect as the year progresses we will see more of the playbook.
What is Cam Newton's excuse for setting rookie passing records for the worst team in the league with a defensive head coach and a shortened off season?
And please don't bring up their W/L standings vs us. There is not a GM in the league, including Baalke, that would take Smith over Newton.
Point being, the excuses are getting tired. We have a timid, high % short pass thrower at QB who can produce high passer ratings but minimal TDs or yards. He also can't play in the clutch to save his life. Our D and ST has to bail us out when it's close or we are behind.
That 70+ yard drive toward the end of the Bengals game was pretty clutch.
He can be intermittently impressive (and we could have used clutch performance in the Cowboys game). His problems are lack of instinct, accuracy, consistency, on the field leadership, mobility in the pocket, and ability to play in the clutch.
He can do each of those from time to time, but not nearly enough, and not even as much as many rookies in their first NFL game.
HIs positive attributes are that he is book smart, has a great attitude, and has a strong arm, none of which produce results on the field.