Originally posted by Rascal:
I agree. I just don't think they are paying much emphasis on it. Or may be they are banking on James, if that is the case that is indeed worrying. Our only hope now is Cox. I just hope they will get him to return more and hopefully he can break out. I just don't get it, I just don't know why aren't they doing anything about it. Remember last season's AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Broncos and Ravens ? Remember how Holiday scored 2 KR TDs ? And of course Jacoby Jones' KR TD against us in the Super Bowl too. I think they are underestimating the importance of KR and PR.
You are mixing up the two aspects of the return game. James, Cox or the other returners have little to do with the mistakes that we made on our coverage teams.
I find it next to impossible to think that the coaching staff is not doing anything
to improve our coverage units. Have they done enough to rectify the mistakes our coverage units made? I do not know. But, we will find out.
You continue to harp about James. I understand that you wanted to keep Hawkins, but you continue to ignore the evidence of their return capacities as demonstrated in real games. Hawkins returns for the 49ers were in preseason games. They were not made, as far as we know, against the opponents top coverage units.
[ Edited by buck on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM ]