Originally posted by GORO:
Quick Passing Game
It was clear that Chad Henne (-2.5) and the Jaguars' offense thought they had their best chance of winning with a short, quick passing game. His average depth of target was 5.3 yards, 2.9 yards lower than his season average heading into the game. Henne would target as many passes behind the line of scrimmage, 11, as passes that traveled over 10 yards in the air. His 2.31 average time to throw was also by far his quickest of any start this season.
They ran into multiples problems along their way. The first was that the run game wasn't able to regularly provide favorable down and distances. Then Henne was just too inconsistent to sustain a drive. He completed just 64% of his passes from 1-10 yards whereas the league average is over 70%. It wasn't just the incompletions though, there were many times Henne limited YAC possibilities with throws behind receivers or slightly off-target.
From Pro Football Focus and may be the reason the 49ers got little pressure and no sacks yesterday.
Probably a big factor why we applied little pressure. 2.31 second release is very quick, but the throws were mostly ineffective. 49ers knew this, so we didn't bother manufacturing more pressure with the blitz. Just let Henne dink and dunk ineffectively and watch them punt.