Originally posted by NCommand:
Agreed, use "scheme" to help get these guys open. Roman has been running one or two WR's out in straight-line routes and simple curl routes making it incredibly easy for defenders to defend esp. when there is ZERO threat of one single deep ball (unless we are way behind). I wish people would go back to the first Rams game last year to see how Fischer used Danny Amendola (with one collar bone at the time). He was, basically, their ONLY weapon and we could not stop him. He moved him around all day long to create mismatches immediately off the LOS. The Vikings used to employ a similar set with Harvin, even lining him up in the backfield. Hey, even in our own history, we did similar things to get Rice the ball early and often. I challenge each and very fan in here to go to whomeam's video page and just watch the types of routes we run and ask yourself if these guys even have a chance to get open: http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/174093-seattle-game-uploaded/
Then come back here with your own solutions!
My ramblings for repairing the season...
Are we sure that our offensive play calling isn't the result of Eric Mangini's critiquing and subsequently altering Romans game plan? After all he was brought in to help the offense from a defensive view and since he has been here, the offense has sucked.Coincidence? Did his offenses look this way when he was a head coach? If so, then he is the problem!
As for the defense? Our corners suck and Justin Smith is a year older. It has to be the d line that gets corrected. How many times have we heard Bowman and Willis' names called? The o linemen are all over them. Sopoaga wasn't a great player but he tied up two guys every play. Too many missing pieces from last year.
NO way to fix that in a hurry.
Special teams? Sorry KW but you aren't a dynamic or creative returner. Fair catches are nice but not very productive.
Play all the players and see who performs and provides a spark. ( James, Patton, Moore, J Baldwin)If you don't think they are worthy of playing time, then cut them and get some you do have trust in
Do we really need a backup FB over Hawkins who has displayed an ability to make plays when he touches the ball?