Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Jonnydel's breakdowns have been incredibly helpful, and I am in the process of re-estimating roman...still, he has plenty of faults but damn, some of his plays, once broken down are things of beauty. Sitting crabs and boldin on the same play,however, is a puzzlement...so roman isn't there yet...and same goes for that damn play clock. in Russia they would shoot you for that.
Consider this... it's easy to see some success with the offense now that Crabtree is back. Again, this philosophy is like a "running game" philosophy applied to the passing game - everyone is doing their part to ensure that one person is open/free. And when that person or possibly 2 people aren't open, it's adlib time. That being said, this type of offense requires the existence of viable decoys, the defense has to believe that X receiver is going to get the ball. If not, then the play is DOA. Crabtree, Davis and Boldin are can all be ARs and thus effective decoys for each other. However, my primary issue is that this approach to offense severely slows the development of new(er) players and almost requires blue-chip, top notch talent be at the AR/decoy positions. So a player like Victor Cruz, a UDFA, would have difficultly breaking the starting lineup because there would be so few opportunities for him to display his talents. This offense essentially "locks" the 49ers into a mold which will problematic for a team that drafts BPA. Instead of tweaking the offense to adjust for the loss of its FB, the 49ers sign their old DT who played FB and considered Owen Macric. All of this seems pretty desperate for a deeply talented team.
And again I ask the question, if FB is the key cog in the offense, then we should have carried at least one more on the roster. It's HarRo's job to communicate importance of position/personnel to the GM. However I'm thinking Baalke didn't put too much stock into that because he's seeing his players drafted eventually get cut/leave the team because there really isn't much development going on. Offensively, the 49ers are the same team they were before Harbaugh arrived - the only difference is the coaching is a bit better, but the offense uses the same personnel - no surprise. I think the question we all want answered is ...
Where's the evolution? And don't tell me it's just Kap running around making adlib plays.