Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by NinerG94:
All the Alex Smith love is ridiculous. Smitty would have gotten destroyed out there yesterday too. Our WR's are terrible and nobody was getting open. Smitty might have played better than Kaep yesterday but lets be honest here. Alex Smith isn't scaring anyone on any Sunday. Yeah he's 3-0 but the Chiefs defense has a lot to do with that. Hali and Houston are arguably the best one two punch at pass rush in the entire league. Smitty can afford to small ball and check down all game because the opposing offenses are getting beat up.
JUST STOP. We are NOT going to get into a debate about this. We could trash each other left and right with many valid opinions across the board but this is not the kind of talk we need right now. Get this BS out of here and STOP fueling the CK vs. Smith debate.
Oh, come on. Have a little fun. Alex Smith 3-0, Kaep 1-2. I'd still take Kaep any day, but come on, it's funny.
I think at its core teams are finally starting to understand Kaep's and Roman's tendencies in addition to figure out how to defend the 49ers. Simply put, the 49ers receivers haven't beat the jam yet and teams have adjusted to that. For Kaepernick, he tends to hold the ball looking downfield for too long. In some instances, this is fantastic, but in others it is devastating. Remember that Saints playoff game from a few years back? The 49ers scouted Brees and recognized he looks downfield too much. As such, they covered downfield and left the underneath stuff. Now, of course Brees adjusted, but Kaep hasn't yet.
I'll admit I am not a football guy, I haven't ever played at any level, but it sure feels to me that scheme is at least part of the problem. Teams have adjusted to the 49ers, but we don't appear to have changed anything we're doing. WR's continue to be blanketed, defenders are loading the box, and we keep seeing the same vanilla offense. It might work if we had guys on the outside who could beat their man, but they can't, so some slight alterations are needed. Maybe it's as simple as going against tendency on certain downs, different formations, packages, etc, that don't constitute a major overhaul.
[ Edited by bzborow1 on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:33 AM ]