Originally posted by NCommand:
What did you guys think of the gameplan yesterday? Adjustments (if any)...like or dislike?
I didn't think it was terrible. We go to see some quick throws, a screen in there somewhere, and a few nice deep throws. I think more importantly, the play calls were getting out in a timely manner barring a few mishaps. I like that Kap seems more willing to throw to "covered" receivers and let them make a play. Boldin has essentially made a career doing that.
It is disappointing that the run game seems to have regressed slightly as of late. But that could simply be a product of game planning. What I'm more baffled at is what has happened to the pass protection. It went from absolutely atrocious just two weeks ago to pretty competent. Against a St. Louis team that can really get after the QB, the pocket was remarkably clean on numerous plays. And maybe that is what Kap needs. When he has time to chill in the pocket and make his reads, he seems to be pretty calm and collected, and makes accurate throws.
So once again, I don't think the gameplan was awful. The Niners absolutely need to show teams they can throw in order to loosen up those stacked boxes for the running game. If you had told me going in that the Niners planned on tossing it around quite a bit against the Rams, I would have thought you were crazy. That line would dominate the Niners. But, even with Staley and Iupati out, the Niners had a pretty nice day out there.
[ Edited by JoeBart324 on Dec 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM ]