Originally posted by bzborow1:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
miller was one of the few who made plays in my opinion and even he had a bad mistake. people are just lashing out because we got beat up so bad all the way around at seattle vs a hated coach and rabid fans and on national tv much to the glee of collinsworth. no one is immune I guess,. hope it settles down by mid week
Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Originally posted by lamontb:
The o line has been the issue not Gore. Also Bruce Miller blocking has been trash.
Bruce Miller is a waste of a roster spot, we need a fullback that is a threat to run, and receive, or we shouldn't bother carrying one on the roster.
wow 1 bad game and here come the fans who complete trash players and say they suck, You guys are barely fans anyway, giving up players that fast.
To be fair to Bruce, since when is a fullback supposed to take on that much of an offensive role? Sure, it would have been nice if he caught a few he didn't, but come on, a gameplan that relies on the FB in the passing game is doomed from the start. Miller is a basher with some + receiving skills, but he is not a receiver.
Insofar as Gore, what I've seen is that Gore looks noticeably slower this year. Having said that, it is awfully hard to pin too much on him because the o-line and the scheme weren't doing him any favours last night. The job of the coach is to put players in a position to succeed and they failed last night. Oh well. Early in the season.
Seattle deserves this win, and I hope SF takes their lesson home and learns from it. There is a rematch, you know. :)
On the plus side, the 49ers defense played very well for the most part. Clean up some of the stupid penalties and the score is very different. Also, if the offense wasn't so inept last night the 49ers defense doesn't wear down at the end.
"since when is a fullback supposed to take on that much of an offensive role?" Go ask coach Rathman.
I'm not hating on Miller per see, but many teams have eliminated the Fullback position. They do this because in the last decade offensive styes have changed, and the Fullback has become a vestigial appendage, of no real use. Rather than Miller we could have another receiver, or running back available on game day.
If we are going to buck the current trend and carry a fullback, he should be of value, he should do more than block.
The reason Miller had a few looks last night is that is what the Seahawk defense was giving up, imagine if we had a playmaker at fullback, he could have taken over the game. The Seahawks left Miller and Gore alone on the check down and dump offs, because they are not a big threat to catch the ball.
So in short, if we keep a FB lets get us a real threat at that roster spot, or lets deactivate, or cut miller, and bring in another receiving threat, or a back to spell Gore.