Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
"By taking away Kaepernick's running, Roman and Harbaugh are not utilizing his skills optimally. They are putting shackles on him, which has caused Kaepernick to lose his confidence and the swagger he played with last year."
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1856500-san-francisco-49ers-5-reasons-greg-roman-should-be-on-the-hot-seat/page/6
This say it all.
"This problem is something that should not be as prevalent this late in the season. Roman needs to get the plays to Kaepernick faster, enabling him to make the audible and adjust when he needs to.The lack of urgency in getting the plays called quickly results in the 49ers wasting timeouts, and there is no excuse for that."
"Keeping Colin Kaepernick in the pocket at all times reduces his effectiveness. It is very surprising that offensive coordinator Greg Roman does not employ more roll-outs and moving pockets for Kaepernick."
"For some reason, there is also a complete disdain for the screen pass. When an offensive line is having trouble with a defensive front, the screen is a way to keep that pass rush at bay.The 49ers rarely employ the flare pass to the backs or a checkdown, which can get positive yardage when the alternative is trying to force the ball into coverage.With Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James, a simple flare pass can turn into a big gainer, as Hunter and James have the elusiveness to make big plays in the open field. Combined, Hunter and James have only three catches on the year."
How much more remedial and mediocre can he get?
Hunter and LMJ have a whopping three catches? COMBINED?! That's enough for any SANE HC to send this inept loser packing.
So sick of all the excuses for him. Roman's failure to make adjustments is contributed to the FACT that he is a stubborn OC with a college offensive mindset. His tricks and gimmicks fool no one anymore, the league has adjusted to him and it couldn't be more obvious by the state of the 2013 49ers offense that he has no answers.
Want him gone by the end of the year, I don't want to wait for him to figure things out or get better. He's making the same crucial mistakes he made in the Super Bowl which cost us another championship and now, this year, we're in danger of missing the playoffs. We need a real professional NFL OC that makes us better, not an OC whose stuck in his college philosophies, refuses to adapt, adjust, and wastes all of the talent that he is afforded on this roster.
I'm with Phoenix, anyone still defending him must be a Seahawk fan or something. Roman will drive this team into the ground the longer he stays.