The question I have is:
Are the passing formations and routes good enough that a better QB can step in and make the plays?
I've read that we've simplified and limited ourselves with the routes and plays. Wanted to confirm it wasn't that.......that someone better could step in and make something happen when Smith isn't.
I'm getting extremely frustrated that we are unable to attack teams in the air without the running game or play action working. We can go from a strong offense to incredibly average with just some disciplined defensive scheming.
And that to me is scary.
I've compared it before to the '90 49ers getting by with a PATHETIC running game. Craig's knee kept him under 4.0 YPC....maybe even less than 3.5. Giants (there's that team again) basically said they will run NICKEL & DIME AS BASE DEFENSE THE ENTIRE GAME.
And it was a dogfight!!!
Clearly they had personnel to do it, but I'm sure they weren't the only ones. Having Montana, Rice, Taylor, Jones makes up for it, but it was extremely difficult.
There's GOT to be an answer to this.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:51 PM ]