Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
This say it all.
for real. Like I said in my groupthink post, it has gotten to a point that Roman will be kicked to the curb if we don't have success. Whether Roman is a side-effect of a mentality created by Harbaugh remains to be seen but if Harbaugh wanted to stick with short, quick passes and rarely go deep why draft Kaepernick and why trade Alex Smith?
Harbaugh wanted Kaepernick because of his arm strength and running ability yet they rarely employ either facet of Kaepernick's ability anymore. Like I've been saying for weeks is it because Kaepernick has a weak spot in his game or is it because we have an inept offensive coordinator?
Roman's schizophrenic behavior regarding game plans used to bother me but now I just watch and wait for it to happen. Also Roman needs to come up with more creative formations because as everybody on this forum has pointed out, we have the most blatantly predictable formations in the NFL now. 1 WR to the left with a TE on the right and the FB and RB in the backfield ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS means run for us. Even against 8 or 9 man fronts we never take a chance on that WR beating his man and getting the ball to him before the safety can get there.
I'm at peace now with how bizarre our offense is so I'm just going to continue to guess the plays based on the formations for the rest of the season and enjoy the ride. Like I also said in my groupthink post, I hope Jim takes a page from his brother and fires Roman to ignite a spark in the locker room. Our team is so stacked that we can't find ways to utilize every player(even though I really disagree with concept and believe it just an excuse) that we can't honestly think that aren't able be a diverse offense.
At this point it falls on the coaches and much like that BR article said, Harbaugh isn't getting fired anytime soon, it would require something monumental like back-to-back 4-12 seasons or worse for him to be fired. So Harbaugh needs to not get complacent with consistent playoff berths and realize he needs to shake up his coaching staff if he truly believes in the players on his roster.
I already live in Utah and had to watch the Jazz be happy with being an 8th seed playoff team year and year out and never make the move required to push them over the top. I don't know if I can stand watching the 9ers become a team that is happy with marginal success -- this franchise needs more SBs not divisional titles.