Originally posted by CRUD:
Originally posted by KegBert:
Not saying there is no room for improvement, there always is, But towards the end of the season it was our defense that was strugaling. In the playoffs our D, on average, gave up around thirty points a game. The argument could be easily made that our offense in fact did the bailing out of the defense and our abysmal ST's.
The Green Bay game ya, offense broke out but it was mostly Kaep running. The Patriots game was great as well but our offense was too hit or miss in the long run (in other games). I know we can't score 40 points a game but I'd like to see it happen I'm a spoiled fan from the 80's and 90's, yes, but I can't help but feel our passing plays are sub par. I think Roman has most of the work to do. Kaep will be alright if we can design some better plays. Gore is going to tear it up so for me the ball is in Romans court so to speak.
Kaep ran for a bunch of yards vs Green Bay, but he did more damage with his arm. 180+ rushing, but 260+ passing.
This offense is never going to look like the ones in the 80's and 90's. Thats simply not the design. Roman/Harbaugh run one of the most complicated and revolutonary offenses in the NFL. Theyrun just about every running play you have ever seen from formations that have never been seen. They will run 4 or 5 different running plays as well as several passing plays that all look identical at the snap.
They will run a dizzying array of personel packages and defenses simply can't keep up.
Bottom line tho, this team is going to continue to run the hell out of the ball. Thats what they did with Stanford with Toby Gerhart and Andrew Luck and its what they will continue to do here.
Those runs and more importantly Kaep THREAT to run is what gets you TEs running wide open 20 or 30 yards downfield.
The passing plays are NOT subpar...the offense is just diffferent than the ones you've seen before. All of what I've said above BTW doesn't even take the Pistol or the Read-Option into account.