Originally posted by BrianGO:
It doesn't matter if it's Mangini or not. We have changed something. I don't know if this team has ever looked so helpless running the football. Not with Trestman, not with Jimmy Raye, never.
The Hawks have our number in Seattle, but it goes beyond that. Washington got blown out by the Packers, yet they could still run the ball. We have the "best" O-line in the league, yet through two games, we have more negative running plays than I can ever remember. Something is seriously wrong with our game-planning.
They're trying to get too cute with the running game, too many delayed handoff's, draws, runs out of the pistol, no enough physical, push the pile running like they did in 2011.
The downside of Kaepernick taking over is that they've modified the game plans for him, but now they've also made him reluctant to run, thereby inhibiting the reasoning for adjusting the gameplans to take advantage of his athleticism in the first place.