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Will the 49ers offense become a "pass-first" offense this season?

Will the 49ers offense become a "pass-first" offense this season?

Since the days that Alex and Frank became starters we have been first and foremost "a running team". We have arguably the best O-line in the league, and still one of the best RB's in Frank Gore, so there would seem to be little need to change that. But with the upgrade at QB with Kaepernick and a developing receiving corps, do you think the offense will evolve into a pass-first offense this season?
[ Edited by SanFranAddic on Sep 7, 2013 at 4:14 PM ]
  • kush
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What upgrade at QB?
The 49ers run to set up the pass. It's beautiful.
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I think we will be balanced and it will be as Zilla says, run to set up pass.
no way, with this offensive line and 4 RBs deep like we have, you gotta ground and pound defenses til they get tired and throw in passes to keep em off balance. i think itll be pretty even on the run pass ratio
it would be a shame with all the maulers we have in the run game
The team is so creative that defenses will be on the back foot all season.
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Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
no way, with this offensive line and 4 RBs deep like we have, you gotta ground and pound defenses til they get tired and throw in passes to keep em off balance. i think itll be pretty even on the run pass ratio

I expect it to be pretty balanced as well, at least when the game is close. But we have a lot of passing weapons, including the RB's. So I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot more passing than we are used to.
Nope. I think Harbaugh is the type of coach that wants run based personnel. Big, powerful O-line. Multiple TE sets. Blocking FB. You could see that at Stanford and with the 49ers. Him and Roman are very creative in the run-game, and once defense sell out on the run, we got a big-armed QB who can attack downfield in the pass game.
Will be A running team who puts up high points every game. We're going to run 65% -70% of the time. But will average 275-300yards passing in the air do to a deep Ariel attack. Defenses are going to cheat up and stack the box. When they do Kap will launch 50yard lasers for touchdowns
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Nope. I think Harbaugh is the type of coach that wants run based personnel. Big, powerful O-line. Multiple TE sets. Blocking FB. You could see that at Stanford and with the 49ers. Him and Roman are very creative in the run-game, and once defense sell out on the run, we got a big-armed QB who can attack downfield in the pass game.

I agree, harbaughs teams are all about power running. He's from the schimbeckler ,ditka school of having a hard nosed running team. It would take more dramatic rule changes favoring the passing game for coach to move away from this style. imo
Um, have you looked at our WR core compared to our RB core?

Would you rather have Mike and Anthony pushing forward crushing people or shuffling backwards?

Beat the hell out them early in the game with our line and RB's, then play off of that.

I dont care how good Kaep is, this is a team built to beat the hell out of other teams, not the 49ers of the 80's that used the pass to set up the run. Smash them early and often, then the passing game opens up.
Kaep is technically a rusher when we runs out of the option/pistol... so nope.
Iupati, ADavis, and Boone are all better run blockers. It would be going away from a strength if they became a passing team.