Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
I think the biggest issue is the lack of sustained drives. Then possibly a larger issue, is the lack of the coaching staff in realising what kind of Offense is most effective to run with this team, and the type of defense we run. A high octane, heavy hitting defense that relys heavily on LB's and Safetys to headhunt needs an offense that can sustain drives other wise they gas, and get injured due to too much time on the field.
It seems like you're ignoring constant 3 and outs that we had with Alex, yea there were time-consuming drives but the overall time of possession is pretty much the same. I don't think thats as big of a factor as having a constant, cohesive offensive gameplan and the 49ers rarely seem like they have one. The playcalling has been poor, regardless of which quarterback has been in there and one reason why their stats are very close to each other. You can replace the QB as much as you want, if the playcalling sucks, the offense will be mediocre, period.
I do agree with most of what you said as far as game planning goes, But IMO the offense with Kaep has been much more ineffective in the style of football we should be playing. No way in hell they come out gunslinging if AS was under center in this game. And i do beleive TOP was much greater with AS under center. If i am wrong please provide me with statistics. I could certainly be wrong.
What i see since Kaep has taken over is an offense that wants to rely almost entirely on bigplays, and when the bigplays dont work, they lean on Crabtree to bail them out on third. Then back to attempts to force big plays, then back to crabtree to move the chains. Until eather we hit a bigplay, or the drive stalls. That is if we dont go three and out first.
I do place most of the blame on Harbaugh, and i am a fan of Kaep, but i dont beleive Harbaugh did Kaep or this team any favors by benching AS prematurely. No they are talking about dumbing down the offense. f**king ridiculous.