Originally posted by reno911:
I feel the 49ers offence is too conservative at times.The 49ers should open up the passing game more often to keep the defences honest.The 49ers run the ball too much on 1st and 2nd down.sooner or later teams will put 8 men in the box and the 49ers will not be able to run the ball effectively.The 49ers should use more play-action on 1st and 2nd down.
There is a reason we do this. You may not understand. Look the lion's did stack 7 and 8 in the box, and we ran and still got yardage. Here is the thing, when you run and get 2nd and 5 or six as opposed to 2nd and 10, the D has to worry about all possibilities and not just the pass. We could do either. The reason guys like Justin and Ray, can play almost all day is because they don't have to back on the field so quickly or as often. Thus our D is fresh. The first two games we played teams that pass a lot, how do you keep them at bay? By not giving them as many possessions to score and chances to get in sync. This has also psychological effects on the oppositions O and D. The D gets worn down in the 4th Quarter. The O starts to fustrated and begins to push. Just look at Romo when he played the Seahawks as well as Brady and Brees today.
Also, the niners and AS can audible if necessary and they see something. Putting 8 man in the box means one on one with Moss VD and Crabtree or Manningham, whatever three that are in there. When they end up paying, they will be forced to back off. Also, do this and if you get caught ought of position means 10-12 yard gains like Gore had tonight, and one of these plays if hunter or gore gets pass the box and the others are playing man on man, then it good result in a home run.
Tonight, we had misses by Walker Miller and Manningham on the same series, that stopped the drive. We will get better though when Jacob returns, and the receivers catch the ball more. If anything, we had one too many trick plays, and if I dislike anything, is the jumbo package with tukuafu at FB, it hasn't been real successful and he has either missed blocks or is not kicking out his man. Leonard Davis or Kilgore might be a better choice. Also, a lot of people backed Walker, he has not all that well in two games, hopefully he'll make up for it and contribute, a player of his position needs to contribute more than he has.