Originally posted by BayArea:
Originally posted by SFL49ER:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Originally posted by SFL49ER:Once tape comes out on Smith, teams will have a great game plan on stopping him.
Nobody on this webzone can tell me that it is not easy to have a great game plan to stop Alex Smith from beating you. it is as easy as apple pie to stop Alex Smith.
And many will say, "its one game, chill." of course it is, but is Alex a 'step on your throat qb'? hell no, he's not and he will never be. He is SOOOO LIMITED ITS NOTEVEN FUNNY.
Just as a side note: after we lost, I'm scanning the channels, turn to the Texans game, just in time to see Matt Fnn Shaub wind up and throw a freaking bomb to some receiver who nobody even knows for a td down the middle of the field.f**k man, we couldn't even beat Minnesotas safeties, FML
There is no tape. Our passing game is mostly off of playaction run plays. Almost all of the good plays are off the fake. The other passing plays are contingent up on receivers, pass protection and read progression when we go spread. And on those, Smith is susceptible to pass rush and good coverage to move the ball as an offense like any other qb. It's up to our guys on offense and Smith to step up and make the plays. There's really no magic to our offense, if they execute it's good, when they don't, it's bad. Same with the other team's defense. If they can disrupt, take away guys that Smith is comfortable with, force him to find someone else in limited time in the pocket, they will be good for the most part.
It's still early so the offense right now as a whole can't respond to those area that the defense is forcing them to do quick enough or well enough. Just has to go through the process of getting better.
I respectfully disagree. There is way to stop Alex and thats to pressure up the gut to get him out of the pocket; cut the field in half. Then roll the linebacker in the soft zone to cover the intermediate. Expect Crabs to carry his 6 yd completions in the passing game with a few shot plays to Vernon.
Another poster mentioned spot on that we'll struggle with our running game lacking. No wonder we got six running backs on the roster.
You guys have to see our lack of passing game, you have to see it, please, you guys are killing me. C'mon fellas.
So what is the issue then? Bad play design, or our QB is inept at passing the ball, or WRs unable to get open or make the play? Not enough pass plays? Not trying to down play what you said but tell me what is lacking. The term "passing game" has a million different aspects to it.
It's sadly a blame on the pass protect to compile on the lack of vision, lack of anticipation, lack of trusting in our receivers to make a tough catch, lack of poise to hang in the pocket a second longer(he's getting better at that honestly) from our qb.
The play calling is conservative, but it's also insanely productive if executed. Think about designed rollouts--they work. Remember the early recept to Manningham on a broken playto Alex's LEFT? He needs to keep his eyes downfield because the playmakers are out there. They're getting separation. Alex needs to do more, plain and simple. He is not going to have great protection every play, but he should very minimum produce more than 220 yds a game, with our balanced scheme, and our better than avg. oline