Originally posted by thl408:
Gotcha. I didn't mean to imply that you specifically thought the 49ers passing attack was limited in what they did. Just that some posters have alluded to the fact that no other receivers besides Boldin and VD get play calls designed specifically to get them the ball and that it makes the passing game seem like it is not reaching its full potential. While some of this may be true, the passing attack is very near its potential, at this stage in Kap's career. It's not like Baldwin, Kyle, and Vance are getting huge separation, but no looks from Kap. The 49ers are increasing their chances that a pass play succeeds by throwing it to the players that are most likely to make it a success. This is good practice considering the limited number of pass plays being called over the past few weeks. As long as Kap isn't throwing into double coverage (which he did on a 2nd quarter pass to VD that was nearly picked off), it's okay to keep throwing to VD and Boldin. Kap's YPA proves that this is okay.
Totally agree on the underlined. Give Kap one hot read just so there is a safety valve in case the blitz isn't picked up or the downfield options are covered. Something else besides scrambling for his life.
I wouldn't put much stock into what coaches say when it comes to who they should get going in the offensive game plan. To me, it's coach's speak to misdirect the opposition. Why say,"Naw, no plans for Vance to get involved. Opposing DCs can just disregard him."
my thing is, he has proven he can go through progressions, so give him the options.
he's #1 when in passing when you blitz him and he's not unlike any other qb making reads before the play and knowing who he is going to when the ball is snapped. i always laugh at that criticism. when peyton or rogers or brees makes the calls at the line snap the ball and within 2 seconds have it out and to the person they knew would be open there is no complaint about staring down a wr or being too predictable. kap does the same exact thing.
and i get the scheming aspect. i just think if you give him the safety net to give it to a macdonald or badlwin AFTER the 1 or 2 option isn't open while he's buying time, there's really no way you can stop it especially after you take into account he's using his legs again. which he should have never stopped.
he is not run dependent and i think he let that stigma get to him. he need look no further than andrew luck who gets praised every run he makes.
so take his own advice and ignore the "haters" and be who he is supposed to be.