Originally posted by OnTheClock:
It feels like instead of running a "slightly expanded" version of the offense based on what we started with, with Alex last year, I feel like they've tried to create an entirely new offense that Colin and the rest are not comfortable in or able to execute all that well. The first game was closer to the old offense, but they couldn't stop Vernon and Boldin in the field so we were able to pass even though the running game lagged.
The past two weeks, I have to be honest, the way we lined up and the plays that were run looked nothing like what we had been doing before. To be quite frank -- and this terrifies me -- the plays looked DISTURBINGLY similar to what Jimmy Raye had often called. I hope to God we see nothing like that EVER again.
I really don't like the diamond formation. I think that's what it's called. All the exotic ways they're lining up the TE's and FB. And they're not pulling the guard in these formation. Then they try the play action from these formations and we have 2 WR that are actually running creative routes. While the TEs and FB run short and intermediate crossing/flat routes.