Originally posted by cciowa:
i am really not ready to go that far but there are some areas,, like the run game where i am wondering if tonights loss exposed a weakness we did not think we had before tonight
My problem is that it's not as much as I mean the players as I mean the coaching;
This team didn't look prepared for playing Seattle, mentally or physically. The game didn't have one schemed passed that assumed that Seattle would play fast, hard and well. There wasn't one solid, encouraging sting of offensive plays that went after any weakness Seattle has. Seattle doesn't have a perfect D, but we didn't nothing to routinely exploit weaknesses. We continue to arrogantly play "our game" and didn't really adjust at all. That includes running. I think some coaches assume that our OL is so good, we don't have to scheme prepare and try and counter our blocking schemes - that we would just dominate the LOS by shear talent alone. That didn't happen. What's worse is that there didn't seem to be an answer.
In my mind what makes this a true top to bottom beat down - more from a coaching standing point than any other place? We had to very long breaks to counter/prepare/answer and we did nothing but continued with the same plan - hoping our WRs would get open far down field. We did nothing with a shorter pass game other than to our FB - who seemed like he didn't catch passes all week in practice.
I'm not saying the season's in jeopardy or anything, but this team is going to have to earn a hard-fought, well thought out, and well planned counter to Seattle. Same goes for the Rams. Harbaugh needs to stop talking about the other team's players and spend all his energy going back to the drawing board and figuring out some new things with Roman.