Originally posted by dj43:
I agree with most all of what you say here.
I don't believe we can count on a 30 point/game average next season. For one thing, every defensive coordinator in the league is spending the off-season designing defenses to stop the read/option. Kaepernick is going to get extra attention from DCs as well. More teams will begin to play against it like Atlanta did. That will require the 49ers to have other weapons besides Crabtree and VD.
I'm not going to say that we are a 30 point a game team with things as they are now (not including rookies), but I do think we are closer to 30 than we are to 24/25 (what we averaged over the course of the season). I expect teams to focus on keeping CK in the pocket, but is that really a good thing for them? We need one more receiver and TE that can regularly beat the one on one coverage that they will see. If we get that, then we should be one of the top offenses next season.
To your point about defenses trying to stop the read option, it's not something we run the entire game. So if defenses want to put all their energy into that, fine. The pistol is not the only formation we can run out of and the read option is simply a play. We could never do either and still be highly effective.
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
i dont know whos in the FA market but i believe that WR is the only position they should spend a little money on. they constantly miss on washed up old vets and undersized drafted receivers. i like manningham a lot but i just dont see him coming back full speed from tearing every possible ligament in his leg. i dont think he or williams will ever play a full healthy season with what the niners ask of their receivers. i hope we get bigger guys in here who can take the midfield hits that can be expected in our offense. not neccessarily telling them to break the bank for wallace or bowe but they should get a starting quality receiver in here and then draft a couple and build up the receiving corps
You are probably right seeing as how I don't think either have been healthy throughout their careers. However we can draft one or two receivers this season as a replacement for both who's deals will be up in 2014.