Originally posted by Marvin49: LOL... So....he's a bad coordinator because he hasn't racked up huge yards against good defenses? Ya know...good defenses tend to not get exposed. You know that right? If they are good defenses they are good because NOBODY gets big yards on them. Thats why they are good. The idea is to find a way to beat those stingy defenses
And Roman is still looking for it. In fact now, his playcalling is starting to make shaky defenses look elite. Indy came in ranked 27th against the run and the 49ers made them look like the old time Baltimore Ravens.
Green Bay finished 11th. Niners have beat them 3 times in a row.
Ask any Green Bay fan if you think their team has a "good" defense. One of the worst secondary's in the NFL, and a defensive coordinator in Capers who has clearly lost his touch and shows even worse strategy and gameplanning than Roman does.
The only other team they played last year in the top 10 was Seattle. That was a series split.
That's put it rather nicely don't you think, considering the 49ers offense has been curb-stomped twice in a row now by Seattle.
In 2011, they beat the best defense in the NFL in the Pittsburg Steelers.
Mind you of course that was with Rapeburger playing on one leg and turning the ball over. That was still the same Steeler defense that got lit up by Tebow a few weeks later.
They also beat the 7th ranked Bengals and the 9th ranked Seahawks twice.
One of those Seahawks games was literally due to Ted Ginn and Ted Ginn alone. Roman has yet to put together any sort of concise gameplan against Seattle that has been effective in his entire tenure with the team. In fact, he's been getting worse as the last two games have shown.
If your standard is "he's bad because he has never exposed a top 10 D for tons of yards" then you are setting him up to fail in this analysis. Then of course you discount the team they DID expose because it's convenient for your argument.
No, my standard is consistent playcalling that attacks a defense's weaknesses, I see the opposite, a guy who goes after a defense's strengths, doesn't challenge them, doesn't force them out of their comfort zone, exactly what happened with Seattle. As I've said again and again, Roman draws up a gameplan, quite often its the wrong one and when it is, oh well, he hasn't shown the ability to adjust it in any real meaningful way. When something is actually WORKING, he outsmarts himself and goes away from it like we saw against Indy yesterday. He looks like a college game running coordinator, a guy with a ton of great ideas but limited in strategy and decision-making. In terms of chess match between a defensive and offensive coordinator, I don't trust him to win out against any opposing coordinators other than Dom Capers, exactly why this offense often looks like the other team knows the playbook and exactly what will be called at any given moment.