Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Running game has not been the same since Kaep has taken over. Alot of posters have talked about it here and there. It has to do with Scheme/game plan with Kaep vs Scheme/game plan with AS. I also beleive it has to do with AS being able to read defenses better and get the offense at the LOS into the most efficient play.
Like i said, Kaep may end up being really good, But harbaugh has done neither him, nor this team any good by prematurely starting him. It is pretty clear now that it as premature, and this team was built to run more efficiently with smith under center.
While that may be true when you're down 14 in the 1st the run game is not going to be there. See Min, see NYG.
This game wasn't about the decision to switch to Kap. It was just the wrong time to go to Seattle. They're undefeated at home with victories over NE and GB when their offense wasn't half as productive as it is now.
They didn't wear us down. They just kicked our ***.
Im not talking about being down 14. Im talking about the opening drive of the game. Through the first three series, Gore had 1 carry, unless i miscounted.
Whats the best counter to an explosive offense? a time of possecion, running offense that keeps the explosive offense on the sideline.
Im not blaming Kaep, i actually really like the kid. I am blaming the coaching decision to go with Kaep. It was simply the wrong decision. I am a fan of Kaep and Harbaugh, but it was premature to bench AS, and harbaugh did neither this team, nor Kaep any favors with that decision.