Originally posted by cciowa:
i was hoping roman would be fired after the game which did not happen. i then was hoping he would be fired after the walking dead was over which did not happen. I then was hoping i would wake up this morning and he would be fired which did not happen. life is a b***h and then you die despite the best "efforts" of roman, i believe our state of the franchise is solid, we won three in a row which we could not do last year, you hope more hurt guys will be back and just continue to get better. the start of the game settling for field goals upset me greatly but we closed out the game like good teams do and never let the cards get over the hump.
I think you're a bit hard on Roman. He's a PURE matchup play caller, which sometimes works to his disadvantage. His way is to call the perfect play to exploit the perfect vs maximizing the exploiters greatest strengths. When that works, it's genius. When it doesn't, well we know how that looks.
His run plays are pure genius. It amazes me how people around here see "oh great...another stupid run up the middle". Those people don't understand blocking schemes and don't see the genius in the schemes that Roman designs. The failed runs up the middle is either the result of a GREAT defensive play by the defensive interior or a total missed blocking assignment.
I mean seriously, almost every Frank Gore 10+ yard play comes from a wham block. How many different ways can you run ONE BLOCKING scheme? Apparently Roman has 1000 different ways. If you don't see the genius in that, then I just can't agree. Our run plays are seriously works of art. Watch them closely during a game one sunday. You'll see it.
The thing that frustrates me is always trying to call the perfect play. I think that's when we get into trouble. Sometimes you need to just call a damn play that works and forget about the perfect chess move. Sometimes you have to have a little bit of Singletary in you and force your will upon the opponent.
But yea, that's our offensive philosophy in a nutshell. Get the best matchup you can possibly get in relation to the down/distance/situation. The big pass to Vernon Davis with Kilgor playing WR is a PERFECT example. Kilgor's ONLY purpose was to confuse and freeze the coverage on that side of the field which left Vernon running the perfect route agains the perfect defender. It worked out perfectly. That's what Romans calls are all about. To put the defense in a situation in which it simply cannot win. Period. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's a 10 lb water balloon.
[ Edited by trellblaze on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:38 AM ]