The 49ers have run the ball 210 times. They've passed it 199, while getting sacked on 20 snaps. Those numbers reflect a balanced approach they strive for under offensive coordinator Greg Roman...
"Why hasn't he (Vernon Davis) caught more passes? Because we run it more," Roman said.
The 49ers do have specific plays designed for Davis but Roman noted: "You don't want to make a living doing that."
This screams more conservative approach here (IMHO). Even if teams take "drastic measures" to take away Davis, he's still your best receiving threat and you find ways to get him the ball even if your running game IS successful. It's about balance right? We didn't run at all against NY and haven't found Davis in weeks.
I digress...in short, you go back to lining VD up out at WR, go back to roll-right (pass back to VD) in the flat, run the always-successful seam route, line him up in the backfield, run a reverse, fly sweep, etc. You make these calls IN-GAME once you realize what defenses are doing.
Now that Roman has realized the trend to take VD out, let's see how he responds to it with his game plan going IN to AZ.