Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Pass Attempts - 32nd
Passing Yards - 32nd
Rush Attempts - 1st
Rush Yards - 1st
Thanks for providing these numbers. I've taken the time to study them thoroughly, and like you asked, I have noticed some interesting correlations that might be related to the thread topic in question.
First, if you look closely, you notice that we are 32nd in two categories. And here is the interesting part. One of those categories is passing attempts, and the other one is, wait for it...
...passing yards. I think this is beyond coincidence. That fact that both numbers involve passing, and both numbers are dead last must have a correlation.
The same thing occurs with rushing yards. Again, we are 1st in two categories. One of these categories is rushing attempts, and the other one, yep, you guessed it, rushing yards.
There are several conclusions that we must reach for both Kap and for our primary running back, Frank Gore.
Kap needs a LOT of work to do with his passing attempts. Perhaps he can audible into passes on more plays, including kneel downs at the end of a blowout victory as these are wasted opportunities to create another passing attempt.
Frank Gore could improve his rushing attempts by not running too far a distance past the first down marker, but rather, once he gets to the marker he can perform the slide maneuver, similar to the way quarterbacks run. That way we will have more field to work with and more rushing attempts.
Being dead last in these categories is embarrassing, and I hope these two players try and use these types of creative solutions to ameliorate the problem.
LOL. Nice post Brian.
It's hilarious how people put so much stock into total passing yards, and completely ignore the fact we are last in attempts. This is by design because you obviously don't want to air it out when you only have 2 legit passing options (Boldin, Davis), and everyone else is a scrub.
On a per-attempt basis we are 7th in the NFL (8 yards per pass attempt). That is a VERY good mark. It's a little worrisome that so many posters who have been on this board for a long time don't recognize this, or are choosing to ignore it just to hate on our QB.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Nov 4, 2013 at 4:56 PM ]