Excellent summary as usual. Thanks for the write up.
- I'm okay with audibles, I'm just not okay with how much time it takes to get the initial play in. Kaep will need time to see the opposing D and ensure the proper play is called. Harbaugh and Roman need to do what they've suggested in today's rags, condense the number of available plays from the playbook. If an adjustment at the half is needed, go with that. Kap doesn't get the O set until he has 7 or 6 seconds left and then must read the D and communicate an audible if necessary - not enough time.
I'm sorry but I've just seen enough of Kyle Williams and I think other receivers need chances at this point. Patton and Moore deserve to get on the field and show what they can do at the 2nd/3rd receiving option (Boldin being 1 and Davis being 2). Williams was a snore and because he didn't play at all during the pre-season it shows. Sure he looks fast and quick, but he's not clutch. We need guys who are going to catch the ball and make smart plays as much as they can. Even his last catch which could have easily been called an incompletion was just poor technique. I know it was low but Williams always seem to make the easy route/catch seem so difficult. Just my observation.
More please. I would love to see more of McDonald. I think he would be brilliant and help the team a lot. Huge mismatch down the middle of the field. He's bigger than any safety and most MLBs.
Again, I'm just curious about Fangio's scheme. The decided to attack the 49er offense the way Minnesota had done early last season; don't try to make your tackles hold too long (even though they were holding too much), make short throws and force your superior WR get YAC. WCO 101. Fangio had no answer. Part of the problem? Allowing the WRs such a huge cushion where they could fake deep, but then cut the route off for a short catch and run. This tells me that for whatever reason Donnatel and Fangio are still deathly afraid that someone will breakdown and give up the big play. That says a lot to me in the faith this crew has in the secondary. Could it be that Cully's loss was MUCH bigger than we thought? Here's hoping Eric Wright can bring something to the mix soon. Overall, I thought the defensive gameplan was very vanilla. I know they don't like to blitz Rogers, but after it was clear the Smiths were going to be held without penalty, you have to turn up the heat a bit - at least more often that was done.
[ Edited by NinerGM on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM ]