Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by 80849er4life:
They need to adjust to the fact that the ball can come your way at anytime they dont seem used to the fact that they might be the 3rd option or double covered but the QB is gonna give you a chance now....imo
That's coaching...from the WR coach to the QB coaching. For instance, in post #217 I highlighted a critical play call by Roman but it also happens to demonstrate the lackluster route running by our guys AND the QB decision. IMHO, two weeks ago, CK makes that throw to Crabtree with the defender a full two yards off. In the Rams game, he launched it out of bounds incomplete and we end missing the FG by one yard. You don't think CK is now being coached "down" like Alex has been over the past 1.5 years where also, "taking a sack isn't always a bad thing?" I'm not sprouting up a QB critique here but pointing out coaching and game planning seems to have a MUCH bigger effect on actual production on the field...and maybe even lack of motivation by receivers?
From what I have been able to see, (don't subscribe to coaching films) the 49er routes and designs are rather simplistic. It sometimes looks as if they are almost after thoughts. The run game, OTOH, is among the most creative in the league. I am beginning to wonder if Harbaugh and Roman really know how to construct a good passing game, or if they just rely on talent alone to make it work? If the WRs are not really motivated due to the lack of emphasis, can we really blame them?
I have posted this before but I am still scratching my head over the fact that Moss has seen the ball very little and Manningham has not been targeted very often either, yet AJ Jenkins, the guy who was drafted to "take the lid off the defense" can't even see the field. Did Baalke screw up or does Harbaugh not know how to get this guy in the game?