Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
Originally posted by NCommand:
^^^ I think we could be looking at a new OC by week 8 if we clearly haven't evolved the passing game...same route the Ravens took in their road to a Superbowl victory. And if so, Baalke's got him on speed dial already, no doubt, or in house already. And I have a feeling he'd be given full control over the offense, even over Harbaugh. It will be someone who can provide a clear foundation/system to be built upon/installed...quicker starts (maybe scripted plays), more QB-focused, gets the QB and WR/RB's involved early in the passing game, can play chess very well (one play to set up another, adjust to what defenses are doing in-game and at half time, etc.), much better designed plays esp. in the RZ, use of multiple weapons, creative, dynamic, etc.
That said, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves...yet.
So, in your opinion NC, this "New Offense" of Roman's is actually a last ditch effort on Harbaugh's part to justify keeping Roman?
TBH, I have no idea what HaRoman's comments "truly" mean. We can all safely assume it means the plan is to become more dynamic overall...both in the run game (esp. in the playoffs) and the pass game. But I've never heard an OC say they were scrapping the offense from last year and starting anew. So what does that even mean? All this b/c we got a 3rd WR in Johnson and drafted Ellington and added Hyde and perhaps, Lattimore to the mix? I think everyone and their monther knows we HAVE to evolve and be much less predictable on offense. Period.
And I sort of feel Harbaugh and Roman made those comments early and on their own before the media started diving into that topic. That said, I also feel the FO has had "talks" with both after the season and Baalke went out and got the players to do just that...expand the offense and become more balanced and dynamic and much less predictable. What's the first thing they start working on? Red zone offense. They also bring in a QB guru who specializes in QB mechanics. McDonald gets all the reps with CK and now feels very comfortable with his passes. We bring in another 2 studs on the OL and the best RB in the draft who fits our style to a T. Heck, even Lloyd was brought in. Throw in the experience and maturity of CK now and all signs point to a much better offense in 2014 with ZERO excuses on the personnel side (even with a key injury here or there save for the QB, of course).
Soooo, if we continue with the same patterns on offense that we've seen the past 3 years, I have little doubt Baalke is pulling the plug on Roman even if Harbaugh is tied to his hip. Hopefully, we NEVER have to entertain that possibility but I bring that up to you all as a real possibility and I don't even know if Baalke would wait 8 games to do it TBH (esp. given how competitive the NFC West is).