I was despondent for a week after our loss to Seattle. Emotionally, I feel like throwing in the towel on the season. Like most of the posters on this board, I want to find someone or something to blame. It makes me feel better to think I know what the problem is. However, is it possible that we are over analyzing what's really happening, and refuse to accept the obvious answer? In short, with the exception of Boldin, we have ZERO offensive weapons. Kap has plenty of time, but there are clearly no obvious options.
Think back to the big games Kap had last year, Chicago, NE, ATL and several others. He had a lot of big plays using Crabs, Davis and at times, Moss. None of those guys are currently available. What I've seen the last two weeks is a QB desperately looking for his big play WR/TE. In doing so, he's completely ignoring the gimme's underneath. Last year that was a very welcome contrast to the previous QB, particularly because there was usually someone open. This year he looks almost foolish, holding the ball for what seems like forever, waiting for someone to get open, but they don't.
IMHO, Kap and the coaching staff are currently in denial about their WR/TE talent and what they can and can't do. If/when they except the reality for what it is, we will change our game plan drastically. Dare I say pre Kap style?
In other words, we just need to adjust until we get healthy. Don't discount the fact that Gore's a year older and we don't have Davis, Crabs or Ham. This O would look totally different.
BTW, why do we let our rookie receivers end on a sour note? I think Patton had one target for a drop and then we don't go back to him. We did the same thing with AJ last year. It can't be good to send those guys home with the taste of failure.