Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by hofer36:
through the arizona game niners had a qb who was adept at reading the defense and making the pay calls at the line of scrimmage
uh, dude? we ran poorly in the Arizona game. Alex smith was the quarterback. nice try.
29 rushes for 113 yards (3.9 YPC) isn't that bad. It's not what we're used to, as in 6 yards per attempt, but when you throw, what was it, three of four passes in the whole second half, your running game is going to suffer. The Cardinals knew we were going to run on them with a commanding lead like we had. They still couldn't keep us under three yards per attempt.
And say all you want, Alex calls the plays better at the LOS. He gets us in the best situation to win. Something Kaepernick is still working on.
Another reason we're suffering from the run games the past few weeks is because Roman isn't calling deep shots and Kaepernick isn't taking them. We should be throwing deep at least once per half. When's the last time we opened up a game on our very first play throwing it 30+ yards down the field? This will help keep the safeties back open up lanes for Gore. I expect to see that this Sunday Night. I don't know why we haven't been throwing deep a few times a game, Kaep has shown he can hit his receivers with some nice touch.