Originally posted by NCommand:Originally posted by NinerGM:I'm telling you guys the sky is falling for Roman because there's no Bruce Miller in the offense. Harbaugh says it's a "huge" loss. In today's NFL very few teams would say their FB is irreplaceable. And if he is, then (1) you should have a prepared back-up and (2) start thinking about an effective game plan without him.
Sorry gents but each game that goes by, I lose more faith in this coaching staff on OFFENSE.
Me too. I had predicted in my "Predict the 53" coming into the season that Jason Schepler would make the team for this very reason. I said losing Miller would be like most WCO or Spread offenses losing their #1 TE or #2 or #3 WR. He's THAT valuable to this team...the man does everything. He's like the Ahmad Brooks of offense. He was getting pounded all year (in the passing game ironically) and had no backup but we kept going to him more and more and more. Of course, we never sub'd him out either. When we brought in Owen, I was excited b/c we finally had a FB we could develop "just in case." Oops. And now it sounds like Owen may not even want to sign with us? Roman just lost the best FB in the game and his #3 receiver. This should get real interesting now.
Means more PT for Dixon and/or Wilhoite as well as a combination of more 3-WR sets, which in turn, opens the door for more time for Patton.