Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Wait so Roman was the one who threw the pick in the endzone????
No,but this 1970's style passing offense needs an upgrade, badly. Quarterback performance and playcalling are all included in that. Kaepernick needs to sit and watch tape of this game over and over until he fully understands why that was a bad pass to throw at that point in the game. The pass itself was on the money and Sherman made a phenomenal play on it, but it wasn't necessary, he had guys open elsewhere, they had time and 2 timeouts, enough to move down the field progressively and even try to run it into the endzone.
The passing offense needs to expand, the constant runs on first down into a loaded box need to stop. More playaction, more bootlegs, slants, screens, get the RB's more involved in the passing offense as well as secondary targets such as Patton and McDonald.
Just FWIW, I think it was 12 rushes on 1st Down that netted 30 yards....not real good and worse when you see that 20 yards came on 2 of the carries, and another carry was a 4-yd run by CK, offhand don't recall if it was a scramble or designed run. So yeah, a little too predictable on the 1st down runs...and going back to 49ers' first play of game after fumble recovery, would've loved to see play-action there with a shot to the end-zone....but leopard, spots.
As for CK's last pass, even if he says it wasn't a factor, still think somewhere between him and Roman were the ghosts of SB47...if they work the middle and get down inside the 10, then there it is again, closing seconds and 1st & Goal where now everything is more compressed on the field. For me, I thought they should've went ahead and called the TO after Davis' catch made 1st/10 @ the 18 with must've been around 47-48 seconds left...but instead clock ran and CK took the very ill-advised shot.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Jan 19, 2014 at 9:51 PM ]