Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Some more stats
The 49ers passing offense has been most effective on 10-19 yard passes towards the center of the field. It has been utterly ineffective on 0-9 yard passes to the left and middle of the field.
In total there have been 10 dropped passes and 2 batted passes for the season.
Kaepernick has a QB rating of 65 when he's not blitzed, and a QB rating of 118 when blitzed, he's thrown for 3 TD's when blitzed.
Under pressure, his QB rating drops down to 18.5, with no pressure, his QB rating is 103.
49ers have had their best success running the ball from behind right tackle right guard and the full back. Both TE's have been iffy run-blocking and Goodwin has been pretty terrible when run-blocking.
49ers are averaging 3 ypc when running at left end......and 7.4 ypc when running at right end.
Hunter is averaging 5.0 ypc when running behind middle right and 9 ypc when running behind Boone.
Gore is averaging 5.0 ypc running behind right tackle, 3.1 ypc running behind left tackle, 3.2 ypc behind Iupati and 5.7 ypc running behind middle right.
Overall, their effectiveness when running OR throwing the ball to the left has been terrible.
Running behind just left tackle and left guard, they are averaging 3.1 and 2.1 ypc respectively while running behind right guard and right tackle has produced averages of 6.6 and 5.5 ypc.
I think the 49ers are fighting through an identity crisis and the numbers suggest that. Baalke built the team as a road grading running team with big lineman and a power running attack. This year, they have tried to implement Pistol formations but they have been destroyed by opposing defenses. Coincidentally, the game they went back to the style of offense seen with Smith at the helm they returned to doing what they do best. Teams have simply figured out how to stop the read-option with greater efficiency this year and San Francisco has been slow to adjust (when you practise read-option for months and have to essentially scrap it, changing back is hard). Add to that the terrible receivers we have out there right now and the sophomore slump of Kaep and it's no surprise.
CK also has to learn to read defense more effectively. It seemed like last season he was making multiple reads whereas this season he isn't. If I had to guess, I'd say the league has studied his tendencies and thus are forcing him away from looks he naturally WANTS to make.
The O-line is a bit harder to explain as they are loaded with talented guys. Iupati in particular has been playing well below expectations this season. Perhaps there is some part of it being play-calling.
Any mention of Eric Reid on PFT? It certainly appears to my eye that he is playing well.
[ Edited by bzborow1 on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM ]