Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Just to expound on GOFD74's clearheaded posting, here are some more raw passing rankings:
2nd in YPA
4th in passer rating
Tied for 1st in fewest INT's thrown.
Who cares about passing yardage? Do you know that the QB who passes for the most yards in a single season has never won the Super Bowl that year? High passing yardage indicates that: 1) you have no running game, 2) your defense stinks and you are playing from behind, and 3) high turnovers which results in teams to pass the ball when behind. That's all it explains. Passing yardage does not tell you that you have an "efficient pass offense". It only means you have a high volume pass offense that's relied upon way too much.
Niners pass offense is one of the most efficient in the league. That's what the facts say. Opinions don't really matter.
Yet statistically it is one of the worst passing offenses on 3rd down, one of the worst in the red-zone, basically the worst in the 1st quarter of a football game, the offense as a whole has one of the highest amounts of 3 and out's.................so yeah, sorry if I fail to be impressed by this incredible passing offense that still can't convert a single third down to save its life when it really NEEDS to.
Take away the statistics garnered from beating up on creampuff's such as Buffalo and Arizona and this is still the same mediocre, ineffective and unreliable offense, regardless of "efficiency" which is utter b******t, because throwing a 5 yard checkdown on 3rd and 12 improves your "efficiency" while doing jack crap for what is up on the scoreboard.
For all its "efficiency" and "high productiveness", this passing offense has been shutdown like clockwork, every 3rd game this season, along with several other games where they struggled to move the ball whatsoever.
You're focusing on all of the negative aspects of this offense and not any of the positives. Of course you're not going to be impressed. You act like no other team in the NFL has "beaten up" on Buffalo or Arizona or that their offensive negatives/weaknesses (3rd down %, red-zone efficiency, etc.) haven't been counter-balanced by other positives:
- total offensive yards - 11th overall (and that's with being 30th in actual offensive plays run)
- total touchdowns - 10th overall
- yards per pass - 3rd overall
- INTs thrown (only 8) - 30th overall
- yards per offensive play (rush/pass) - 3rd overall
- 1st downs by rushing - 4th overall
- total rushing yards - 4th overall
- yards per rush - 3rd overall
But clearly, you're not impressed with those positives. Your negatives are all you can speak about and focus on. So be it.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Dec 31, 2012 at 3:30 PM ]