Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Is there any team with as creative play calling as we are?
The Walsh offenses in the early to mid '80s just drove defenses nuts. He was so far ahead of his time that defenses just never caught up. Harbaugh is good but I wouldn't say he is that far ahead of the defenses.
The one area where this team is definitely inferior to the 84, 87 and 94 teams is in pass receivers. Vernon Davis could be in the conversation but he still does not do the basic things the Walsh offense required in pressure situations. As to WRs, well...let's just say that Michael Crabtree would be filling the Kyle Williams role on those other teams.
This is probably the best overall defense I have seen. Certainly the best front 7, however the Lott, Wright, Hicks and Williamson secondary was the best overall this team has had. Deion was a big flash but Lott and Wright were very close in their prime and both were far better tacklers than the Neon Man.
[ Edited by dj43 on Oct 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM ]