Originally posted by redrathman:
You're feeling is wrong. What part of the article indicates Mangini has anything to do with plays being called on time?
The issue is Roman getting the play down to Harbaugh in enough time to read the defense and check the play if needed. If Kap doesn't get the time he needs pre-snap, the offense can't function. Mangini is simply providing feedback.
Harbaugh should be credited with some of the issues as well. He called two timeouts pre-snap when he saw a look or formation he didn't like. Some of this is simply being a top line coach that can sniff a particular problem or weakness with the defense.
If you're butthurt over Harbaugh calling timeouts because of pre-snap looks, you're in for a soreassed season. He did it at Stanford and he's going to do it here.
I'm not talking about pre-snap looks. Those are not wasted time-outs, I'm talking about timeouts that are called because the play clock is about to run down and give us a delay of game penalty. When most of your time outs are called to avoid delay of game penalties, something is very wrong.
Timeouts are absolutely critical in the late stages of a half and game. The Super Bowl was the ultimate example of how important timeouts are. It would have been great if we had some timeouts at the end of that game. We could have had time to drive down the field after the last punt and win the game. But guess what? No TIME.
People are lining up wrong, causing Kap to correct them. All the shifting and moving makes it more difficult to avoid false starts. The O-line has to hear the quarterback screaming his head off frantically as the the clock ticks down, causing nerves to get rattled. Three false starts at home? Are you KIDDING me?
Mangini is a notoriously bad offensive coordinator. I have never seen our running game so inept. I have never seen so many running plays for negative yards in a game in the Harbaugh era. Our running game has never been so inconsistent. So what has changed? The elite Green Bay defense? Please.
I personally don't like Mangini for many reasons. Can I prove that he is the problem? Of course not, but I know the game planning / scheme was God awful against the Packers. We had two turnovers and yet we couldn't close the Packers out because we are dealing with shooting ourselves in the foot.
The good news is, you're only as good or as bad as your last game, so we have a chance to correct this stuff in the ultimate testing ground for game planning. If we can write the ship in Seattle, then I will be impressed and pull Mangini off the hook.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Sep 14, 2013 at 11:30 PM ]