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We will only go as far as our Run O/Run D take us.

I know that sounds rather strange, especially in this day and age in the NFL. That also goes against what we hear regarding the playoffs, but it does speak of the strengths our team was built on.

I was messing around at http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/sfo/2012.htm

Scroll down to the Games & Schedules section. You can sort by each one of the various columns.

Defensively:
- If you sort by pass yards given up there's little correlation to the games we win and the ones we lose.
- ...by rush yards given up, we're 0-3-1 when we give up >137 rushing yards a game.
- In the 2 games we fail to force a turnover on defense (@STL and vs NYG) we're 0-2.

Similarly on offense:
- When we have at least 320 total yards, we're 10-1-1.
- Our pass yards don't correlate to wins or losses very well
- But in the 3 games we've failed to rush for at least 100 total yards we're 0-3.
- When we turn the ball over once or less, we're 9-1-1.

These stats relate to both the Packers and I believe we match up more favorably with the Falcons for the above reasons. (Michael Turner doesn't really scare anyone anymore).

Re the Packers:
- When the Packers give up at least 111 yards rushing, they're 3-5.
- When they fail to create a turnover on defense, they're 1-4.

Re the Falcons:
They're the 21st best rushing defense (give up 121 YPG) and they only rush for 87.3 YPG (4th worst in the league).
Conversely we're the 4th best rushing offense (155.7 YPG) and the 4th best rushing defense (94.2 YPG).

I can only hope that we're going to remain consistent with the run for the rest of the ride and do our best to stop the other team from running on us. Kaep needs to also take off for a scramble every so often (w/o waiting so long). Keep those coverage units honest or force them to spy us.
The Packers can't run the ball.

Michael Turner was great, but now he's old. Jaquizz is a weapon though.

Skittles can ball.


Relax kids, we'll be OK. None of the teams left are that much better or worse than we are. It's anybody's Super Bowl.
Our run o will take us far but against the packers and probably the atl our PASS DEFENSE will matter not our run d
Originally posted by elguapo:
Our run o will take us far but against the packers and probably the atl our PASS DEFENSE will matter not our run d

Yup
Originally posted by NickSh49:
The Packers can't run the ball.

Michael Turner was great, but now he's old. Jaquizz is a weapon though.

Skittles can ball.


Relax kids, we'll be OK. None of the teams left are that much better or worse than we are. It's anybody's Super Bowl.

Agreed but it's partly the Falcons fault even though he's 30. Three seasons with 300 Carries was too heavy of a load put on him.
We're good then.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by elguapo:
Our run o will take us far but against the packers and probably the atl our PASS DEFENSE will matter not our run d

Yup

The defense is obviously one unit and it all ties in together. When we start giving up a lot of rushing yards it impacts our coverage as well.
Originally posted by NickSh49:
The Packers can't run the ball.

Michael Turner was great, but now he's old. Jaquizz is a weapon though.

Skittles can ball.


Relax kids, we'll be OK. None of the teams left are that much better or worse than we are. It's anybody's Super Bowl.

lol i like it. Lynch can be Skittles and Sherman is now She-man and will be referred to as "she" and "her."
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:41 PM ]
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
The Packers can't run the ball.

Michael Turner was great, but now he's old. Jaquizz is a weapon though.

Skittles can ball.


Relax kids, we'll be OK. None of the teams left are that much better or worse than we are. It's anybody's Super Bowl.

lol i like it. Lynch can be Skittles and Sherman is now She-man and will be referred to as "she" and "her."

watching gb as of late and this harris kid hits the hole quick, we gotta be ready. this whole gb doesnt run the ball stuff is garbage, they arent washington but they've been running pretty well lately. i've been watching gb this past month or so cus i've been scouting out the possibility of getting the bye, this kid has supirsed me.
I think Kaep is going to bust some Wilson against da Skins type read option runs off on Saturday night. I know it was only 1 play in Week 1, but he took off with lots of room at the end of that half. The threat of him running will be HUGE and keep the Pack on their heels, compared to what Alex brought to the table. In turn, this opens up lanes for Gore/James to get to the outside, and the playaction will open up big. Let's just hope Delanie catches a ball!
[ Edited by Beezy33 on Jan 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM ]
Especially in the playoffs, winning the trenches is everything. And the tempo starts from snap 1. When the Redskins hit the field, they established the dominance early against Seattle and then fell apart. We must dominate and maintain that dominance for the full 60 and don't let up.
Originally posted by Beezy33:
I think Kaep is going to bust some Wilson against da Skins type read option runs off on Saturday night. I know it was only 1 play in Week 1, but he took off with lots of room at the end of that half. The threat of him running will be HUGE and keep the Pack on their heels, compared to what Alex brought to the table. In turn, this opens up lanes for Gore/James to get to the outside, and the playaction will open up big. Let's just hope Delanie catches a ball!

I noticed Wilson ran the exact same play that Kaepernick has been running, with the fake handoff then option run.

I think our rushing offense is much much more important than our rushing defense against everyone except Seattle. We need to eat up clock, and keep Rodgers and Matt Ryan off the field. Our pass rush is very ineffective right now and our defense can't get off the field as a result.
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we gave up a bunch of points to the pats and a bunch of points to seattle. you can spin it however you want but our defense is no longer an elite defense. and the packers offense is just as good if not better than the pats and seattle
We need to establish the run game. Also, Kap needs to check down when s**t isn't there deep. I think we are going to win if we have the longer, grinding drives and less of the deep strikes. Keep Rodgers on the sideline. I think we went from too many check downs to not enough in the passing game.