Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
spizzy---Texas Horns already have Strong from Louisville( I think). I guess Penn St it is, Bud. I still think Chicago or Minn. will get him as he has beaten GB 3x in a row...and they like that.
GM as you well know one of my 3 biggest gripes with HaRo has been non-utilization of players until injury (Tramaine, who should have started long before, and replaced an injured DB). The WR and TE and RB list of receivers is tops of my list. You mentioned most who SHOULD have gotten chances to show if they can catch or not. The really bad thing about this is that when we go to draft and pick up another WR, how do they know the new guy is better than 5 other guys we have sitting on the bench, literally untested. NOW THAT is just plain foolish and not looking ahead. Stupid. STOOPID.
The RZ play calls, nobody here could or would defend going back to SB. And then the AR vs PS vs WCO....what we really need is to tailor our O to our players. Spread /WCO seems like a really good way to go for me. That would suit kap well, I believe, and get the other 20% out of him that poor playcalling has prevented. He could REALLY be good...just not in our current O, whatever the hell it is. But not having multiple targets with this talent....3 all pros to throw to is just plain nutty.
the clock issues still remain, and again, we are winning anyway. Running into a box 8-10 is a proven loser, yet we still do it and still....have won the last 7 games.
I guess my question would be, just exactly how good could this team be with improvement in the above. Right now I would say unimaginable. And yet, we keep on winning. Amazing...except for one thing. Even if we don't win, this is the most talented team overall, of any I have seen of the 49ers and that goes all the way back 37 yrs to 1977. Our talent at virtually all slots save one or two is just awesome. Be nice if the coaching caught up. Imagine that...
Yeah, there are several posts to this effect and it is a legitimate point. Other teams do a much better job getting production from no names and young players than us. McDaniels at New England for example has a done a lot with smoke and mirrors. McDonald, Patton, LMJ, Hunter, maybe Baldwin fall into the underutilized department.
Are they stinkers? You would think so given the lack of play calling for them. I thnk this is due to a quirk of our internal staff culture, rather than career killing deficiencies on the players part. It seems like unless they are flat out "better" than Boldin, Crabs, Davis, Gore, etc, they won't see the ball very much at game time.
This is when the idea that the best 11 players will play goes wrong. I agree they should get the Lion's share of the opportunities, but it doesn't mean they should never be used. We all knew Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, Brent Jones, or John Taylor would be the guys. But every now and again, you'd have Tom Rathman coming in with an 8 catch game. A Mike Sherrard or an Odessa Turner might tear it up another week. When you have so many top tier players at a variety of positions, it should open up things for other players. You can also scheme things to get them involved in ways that tailor to their strengths. One of the reasons I am not so gung ho in drafting a 6'4 + receiver (simply because they are 6'4 +) is because we don't even use the 6'5 receiver we have now.
It would be great to know if Jon Baldwin just doesn't cut it as a redzone target. I never thought he would come in and be a decent starter, but he could've provided nice depth for us this year. The Quinton Patton situation is beyond ridiculous because he is a guy that demonstrated he can make things happen in preseason against legit NFL talent. Minus the 8 or so weeks he was injured, he was a guy they should've had involved. Vance McDonald could've been used in ways that would build his confidence. Use him as a check down, catching easy passes for first downs. I guarantee you although AJ Jenkins has done next to nothing in KC, he's probably a little more confident in his abilities since he's made his 2 or 3 plays this season.
Sometimes personnel dictates we may need to change it up. Against the slower defenses/linebacker groups, we should've fed Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James more and leaned less on Gore. It's really a head scratcher.
As for the interviews, I could be wrong. But has anyone ever heard of a 49ers assistant interviewing for a job and NOT getting the position?