Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
This is the biggest issue to me. The idea that a defense can completely take away your most explosive player is nonsense to me. I'm not buying the whole use Vernon Davis and Randy Moss as decoys to open up things underneath for other guys argument. Other teams WANT us to do this. They would rather we put it in the hands of Delanie Walker and Kyle Williams as opposed to Davis and Moss. A great playcaller can get the ball in the hands of his best playmakers in spite of what the defense is doing. Roman is good, but if he is to remain here he is going to have to improve in this area.
Soooooo true! Back in the day when teams tried to take away JR, we got creative...even lined him up in the backfield. Anything to get the ball in his hands and get in rhythm with his QB.
And we have a ton of players who are dangerous with the ball in their hands: Hunter, Gore, Manningham, Moss, VD, Ginn, Williams, Crabtree and eventually, James and Jenkins. Hell, don't forget about a sneaky FB in Bruce Miller and perhaps, Jacobs too. No excuses really.
[ Edited by NCommand on Nov 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM ]