Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Just so you know, the WCO offense doesn't make use of I-formation, it is primarily a split back look. I think thought, you are on to a kernel of truth, we need to shorten up some of these pass patterns, and utilize more "21" personnel looks. A core concept of WCO (I prefer to say Bill Walsh) is to spread the field horizontally rather than vertically, utilizing the backs as pass catchers. Another concept is beating blitzs with hot reads rather than protection, like Seattle did when we blitzed Dial in the 4th quarter. I like the pistol, and it gives the offense a new look, and put pressure on defenses, but balance is the key word.
I wonder if Mangini, is behind the changes, it is his job to scout tendencies, and we have been predictable, but unstoppable. Now we are less predictable, but we seem to be more stoppable! I attribute this loss to growing pains, we are an offense in flux, moving from a steady plodding, safe Alex Smith lead team to a more dynamic risk taking CK lead team. The coaching staff doesn't look entirely sure of the new look and feel of the team.
I have been wondering about Mangini as well. It is his job to scout defensive tendencies, not sure whether it is his job to come up with offensive solutions though, that could well be done by committee with Roman and Harbaugh. But, whatever it is, it isn't exactly going well.