Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by trellblaze:
LOL. Go look for NCommand's post explaining Roman's offense. You'll understand that it's more about what the play is designed to do than what Kaepernick "looks" at.
I read it and it doesn't matter.
One you don't even know if that's the style of offense we run. You don't know how often we run it. Yea we try to get Vernon isolated one on one. Yea we try to clear DB's out with decoy WRs. These are number calling play's and I highly doubt the coaches are calling Davis and Boldin every single play. If the defense eliminates your main read you have a 2nd and 3rd option. Are you trying to tell me Kaep should just ignore the other receivers because he has a "main" read? A main read that happens to smother in coverage, and baked in DB sauce. Lastly more often than not Baldwin or KW are running routes that clearly are not part of a scheme to get someone open. Yet again these number calling plays probably amount to 5-6 a game.
"Meh boy BLUE!"
IMHO, all the surface level stuff (i.e. WR's aren't getting seperation at the right time, CK not seeing open WR's when they are open, CK's mechanics, lack of experience in his 3rd year, poor at reading defenses, etc.) are essentially, issues that stem from two main issues 1) the type of offensive we run here (offensive philosophy) and 2) coaching within it.
The Cardinals game is up thanks to Whomeam (the MAN): http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/174093-arizona-game-uploaded/
I'd recommend watching every single passing play and you will note an alarming one-read trend the mass majority of the game, if not the entire game. CK executes what HaRoMan call. And I'm not even sure if he is killing plays anymore. In fact, there was one play that stood out to me in particular that highlighted this issue...TEN defenders on first down (IIRC) walked up to the LOS and "clearly" were run blitzing. CK actually had time to audible out (rare) if given that option and instead, it was a run right up the gut for a short loss/no gain. CK executes what is relayed to him. He is not Peyton Mannings who "is" the OC on the field.
Tthe "annointed receiver" is obviously called for either Boldin and VD (not just b/c CK "trusts them") but b/c HaRoMan trust them and call their numbers time and time again. Evidence in EVERY game proves this game plan (e.g. 11 combined catches for these two and 1 catch each for everyone else).
SO my recommendation would be NOT to watch the annointed receiver (one-read) but the supporting cast around him. I'm guessing 75% if not 100% of the time, play calling/game plan is one-read quick passes or scheming the annointed receiver (also a one-read). The rest are ad lib plays...maybe someone other than the primary target gets the ball on a good ad lib.
When it works, we blow teams out. When it doesn't, we get blown out.
PS: Nobody is making excuses for CK...he clearly has some mechanical issues, trust issues, hesitations, INT's in the RZ, fumbles, jumpy, etc. BUT this is where #2 comes in. Coaching. So if like Baalke, you're up in the sky box and you see CK sprint out right, the annointed receiver is covered and you see him throw it out of bounds or run for a few yards WHILE in the middle of the field McDonald, Davis and Baldwin are open by 10 yards each, you have to consider how he is coached and given our history, it's safe to say he's coached to be VERY conservative: one-read and if not there, run with the intention of throwing a high % pass only; or throw it out of bounds.
[ Edited by NCommand on Oct 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM ]