Originally posted by 9erempire:
I have to agree. We need to immediately ditch the Pistol and get back to the WCO. Run plays under center. It's not working anymore. People have to remember last year we brought out the Pistol in the playoffs. It's not going to work anymore. The NFL is a very progressive league.
We were much better under center.
Ya know, with the Pistol allowing Kaep to show off and be"Jordan"-like is definitely a reason people could overlook our standard WCO and think Kaep can put the team on his back and run away from our problems. I agree with you 100% now that I'm thinking about it cause we're successful when we run fundamental offense and defense, not when we have a one-man show.
It was so hard to realize during the SEA game that Kaep was being depended upon FAR too much, I was over here thinking mental breakdown and just "one of those games" (which it was), but I don't see us losing if we stuck with the run game.
If you guys noticed, last year, and even the couple years prior to then, we'd establish the run first and we'd get occasional 3 and outs, and this was something I personally didn't like (the idea of running TOO much) when we've got a marksman behind center. Then I start to realize how detrimental things can be if we get too fancy and have Kaep start running around like he's in a circus, let alone, against this SEA team that we know doesn't mess around. So this loss certainly was a wake up call, and though like many of you I don't like losing period, and that disgust grows more with the Hawks, I'll take a learning experience seeing as though it's only week 2 and we get a rematch closer to the end of regular season, which is where everything (as far as playcalling) is settled and we're winning the way we should. And we're at Home.
Ground and pound, it's our recipe for winning games and won't throw us into a frenzy if a team stops it.
Most of Kaep's brilliant games come through PA plays anyways
Week 2 fellas, week 2.
[ Edited by rEspEctdA49ers on Sep 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM ]