Originally posted by strickac:Yes, for sure. Roman knows how to establish a running game. He struggles with the pass game.
Roman is so bad though in the passing game that it has finally started to stall the running game. With as dominant as the running game has been, the play action passes should be killing defenses but we have no deep threats. We need a D. Thomas, Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson, AJ Green, Josh Gordon etc. Somebody with size AND speed to stretch the defense and yes I know these guys don't grow on trees. Nobody on this team outside of Davis that can hurt defenses deep. Its been the same thing for the past ten years in SF and its getting old. Our line and qb become completely overwhelmed when the defense puts everyone in the box and shows pressure. Whats really frustrating is that they all bail out on passing plays just before the snap. This offense is so predictable that defenses know exactly when we run or pass.
I'm sick of seeing our offense plow into 8-10 man boxes all game long. Its almost comical now. When the ball is snapped all 11 on defense swarm to Gore and yet our playaction and misdirection is completely useless. I don't get it. Kap and the WR's just aren't very good, Roman has been worse, and now our running game is being suffocated because we literally have no receiving threats at all once Vernon is taken out of the game.