Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
I don't think they have the ability to do it. I have zero trust in Roman's in-game playcalling, he'll make a few good calls here and there but mostly its erratic, there is no flow like what you see with other offenses. I'm sure they do a great job gameplanning but if their gameplan doesn't work, everything goes up in flames.
The short passing game is not Kaepernick's friend right now so Gore is left out of the mix. I haven't re-watched the game, but there must have been at least five wide open opportunities on the short left side that looked like throw aways due to inaccuracy. Whether that's a timing issue between CK and the receivers or just lack of touch I have no idea. But it's damn frustrating to see the lost opportunities.
In the past, Gore was very effective as an outlet over the middle as well. That pass seems to be taken out of the playbook. He would run left and cut back right so he'd be about three to ten yards directly over the left tackle. Miss that play and Kaepernick can hit that anytime...so that's on Roman.
As others have mentioned (perhaps you?) it would be nice to see some no huddle once in a while to see if that would help with the flow. It would also put the D on it's collective heels.