Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I'm glad someone finally sees what I see in Bruce Miller. If this guy were targeted more, I could see him being a 30 catch a year guy. Normally he is left pretty open as well, so he has gotten in some good runs after his catches.
We all would prefer to have a healthy group of receivers, but I looked at last year's NFCCG. And I saw Brett Swain out there. We are in MUCH better shape right now. I can't say for certain, but I think Vernon Davis is due for a big game. You can't take everyone away. Atlanta will be forced to keep a spy in on Colin Kaepernick. This could open up the passing game for backs coming out of the backfield since at least one linebacker/safety may be following CK and another may be used to help cover Davis. Are they going to double Crabtree as well? Running more of a traditional WCO where there are 4 to 5 receiving options would help to take advantage of the attention that may be given to Crabtree, Davis, CK, and possibly Moss.
Asante Samuels can be dangerous but also can be taken advantage of should he try to anticipate what we are doing and jump a route. Ball placement will be critical for CK.
I'd like to see Vernon Davis lined up all over the field. If they are going to use two guys on him, force the defense to shift and move to open up things for other guys and should Davis get a step on coverage and drop the ball in bucket, similar to the catches Davis was making during last years playoff run.
I'm not predicting victory, but if we take advantage of the complement of weapons we have, we should be able to do well in both the passing and running game.
You talk about MIller being able to be a play-maker if give na chance.. For me I see Celek and a play-maker as well. All he has done when in a game is catch the ball and get yards. He's got good hands and reads the QB pretty well. I would rather see Celek take Walkers place for sure. You would see drops go down dramatically I think.. Move on DW is a free agent next year and the Niners sure won't pay him any more than he's getting now..move on..
as for the offense in general; from my vantage point I don't see any big problems; everyone left is pretty healthy, Kap can get the ball to you if you get open or not sometimes. The run game can fire up at any time..I see all good. More then what your concern is, to me it's the pass rush. It's clear I think Cowboy is limited, but any Cowboy is way better than NO cowboy. Aldon, no sacks in what now; 3 games, and a lot of times I see him with his hands on his hips, he HAS got to step up this Sunday and put some licks on the QB, because if those 2 WR getting going deep and Cullever plays like last week, it could be a long day. we nee pressure..
Offense is the least of our worries I believe...GO NINERS!!!