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ive beens aying this forever
Originally posted by Shaj:
Our conservative offense is a function of the QB's capabilities. Our QB play is also therefore not a function of our conservative offense. The test is really simple: If we had Brees, Rodgers, or Manning, would our offense still be conservative? Not a chance in hell. We'd have a wide open offense and we would have gone to the SB with roller skates on. The conclusion is fairly obvious.
our conservative offense is a function of the head coaches philosophy. Ever watch a Stanford game? (i know the answer).
they will ignore this and say that same ting again in a different thread
Exactly. Dilfer was trying to explain the same thing to Colin Cowherd on his radio show earlier this week, and how the combination of Harbaugh's style and our limited personnel has led to disaster on 3rd downs.
Harbaugh did not run a conservative offense at USD. He uses his players to their strengths and clearly having an aggressive offense is not a strength of Smith.
I agree. I don't dont get this whole conservative offense is what Harbaugh is about. I was at the Stanford vs V Tech game. He ran the ball and threw quite a few times. I see a balanced offense, not a conservative. Whatever works he will do. Sorry you don't have a QB with Heismann hopes with a conservative offense. Conservative would be what Nick Saban at Alabama does.
If we ever get a star QB who ever it is, I would bet the Condo(dont own a house lol) that our offense would not look like how it is with Smith is in.
I think it would look the same, but that QB would be making the plays Alex Smith passed up [pun intended].
Meh. I see a balanced attack with Stanford. Of course they run the ball, but they do air it out also. I just think it depends who they play. But I definitely agree Smith is timid and wont try to make the big play unless its clearly open. You know how when VD has the LB beat by like 5 steps? lol
this is a horrible argument. Smith made countless throws this season in tight coverage. Stop making things up to support weak arguments. I can't believe how the rats have come back onto the ship after a pretty peaceful regular season.
I can only remember a few times, one being the game winning throw to vernon against the saints, where he really looked comfortable winging the ball into tight coverage. It might have also been that he knew it was "vernon or no one" and so he's not having to do multiple reads while worrying about potentially having pressure and having to run out of the pocket or throw the ball away.
Only time will tell whether his lack of success with throwing to crabtree and other WRs especially in that last game of the season was because of the injuries at the position, lack of chemistry, lack of training camp, whatever. Or if he's just not great at throwing guys open. Watch a brady or a rodgers confidently force balls into tight spots and then compare that to the lobs alex throws most of the time.
He has done some great things for us this season, but I also can't just overlook stats like 1 for 13 on third downs, only a couple throws to wide receivers, all the 3 and outs...It's still a lot of winning "despite" Alex much of the time, and you can't get all the turnovers and great field advantages all of the time.