Originally posted by NinerGM:
I unfortunately have to paint a bleaker picture... it's not just the play-calling, it's the personnel moves and player development. I'm trying to paint a better picture, but the young offensive players that have joined the team since JH arrived haven't really developed that much. Davis, Crabtree, even AS, Gore, etc. all are pretty much where they are when they joined the team. The OL is marginally better at pass-blocking, they could always run-block. Kendall, LaMichael, AJ, Kyle, none of those guys are playing better today than they did when they joined the team. Furthermore, the game design and I'm assuming practices don't get these guys involved enough for them to even develop into better players. IMHO after this season, top to bottom, the offensive coaching needs to be re-evaluated.
Example: We have a 1st round WR who's a "bust" after 2 years and 2nd round pick RB who's a healthy scratch for 2 1/2 seasons in a row now.
I hope you mean on offense, on defense that has clearly not been the case. I've been saying that as excellent as the defensive coaches are, as outstanding as guys like Tomsula, Donatell, Levitt, Fangio and Jackson are, I don't see that sort of outstanding coaching on the offensive side.
John Morton? Can't say I'm much impressed seeing the way the WR's have looked over the past 2 1/2 seasons. He had the Harbaugh connection, having worked with him at Oakland and San Diego State.
Reggie Davis? This is his first coaching job in the NFL and even then he didn't have a long background of coaching in college.
Ronald Curry? He was on the Raiders when Harbaugh and Morton were there, that's all I really know.
Tom Rathman? He's a 49ers legacy, has been a coach here for a long time and I'm guessing does a solid job considering how long he's been here, plus we've seen improvements in Dixon and the RB's generally have been a strength on this offense, so i think he pretty much gets a pass.
Solari/Drevno? Not sure how I feel about them, the OL looks the same as always, they do very well in terms of run-blocking but still largely struggle as pass blockers. Not sure how well they've done but the OL has had some pretty good performances at times, I guess it could be worse.
Geep Chryst? Was a college linebacker. Terrible OC at San Diego for 2 seasons, his longest coaching job was as a TE's coach with Carolina.
Greg Roman? Dude was coaching high-school football 5 years ago. Most of his experience was coaching tight ends and the OL, he was the running game coordinator at Stanford.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM ]