Its a valid question and the mod is right, it starts at the offensive philosophy with Harbaugh/Roman. Period. We can run any offense we want with any QB, OL, WR's, RB's, etc. we have and will develop with time and continuity.
Right now, we have been passing a lot in the first three games (in the beginning of each game) to build leads and the only-option-receiver has been effective (until the Vikings). I don't know if we script the first 20 plays or not.
In real terms, I think they are trying to master the short-to-intermediate passing game with pre-snap reads (kill or roll with it) and predetermined, designed passing attacks. I think the next phase will be pre-snap reads AND progression reads during live action (pending on the OL protection; big IF here). If Alex and the receivers start rolling here, the final phase will be deeper packages esp. the deep post and more deeper crossing patterns.
The philosophy will remain in tact (predetermined, designed passes under 3 seconds, 4+ gains on 1st down, good mix of Gore/Hunter, conversions on 3rd downs and production in the RZ and methodical, clock-eating drives)...deeper plays will just be more "calculated" and set up by previous play designs earlier in the game.
Now if you want FF/Madden, we've got the wrong coaches for that...ain't gonna happen. So keep biting those nails like the rest of us!
[ Edited by NCommand on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM ]