Originally posted by astro_niner:
Niner fan since 1994, first post.
I think its lot of people's fault - Baalke, Harbaugh, Roman, Kaep, OLine, receivers.
Remember Baalke's arrogance on Jenkins pick? He had written the pick in before the draft, I think. Like Seinfeld used to say - a road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. If nobody else is looking to draft Jenkins, there must be a reason. He missed on CB Peterson who got drafted by Arizona. His free agent pick-ups are questionable too - Snyder, Dahl. He let Marcus Cooper go. Its laughable that he is trying to extend CB Brown. He plays mind games with Seattle, like picking-up TE Harper, then we cut him, so why did you pick him up, if you had no plan for him? So childish. I didn't like him extending Anthony Davis.
Harbaugh himself admitted that he is nowhere near where his older brother is, in terms of knowledge of football. But, he sure is arrogant. He would allow and encourage Kaep to be in Atlanta over the off-season building muscles, but not coaching him in how to play QB.
Roman's background is OTs, running game. What else can you expect? In the 80s, 90s, I used to see a preference for QB coaches to be made OCs. Why wouldn't Harbaugh have picked-up Pep Hamilton?
Kaep sure seems like a one-read QB these days, but what else can you expect, if nobody is coaching him? I read from other posters about Kaep not having enough time to even scan the defense, because of coaches not getting the play in on time, routinely. I agree with that.
So much more to whine about - Kyle Williams, David Akers, Alex Smith. The thing about Alex Smith is: he is a ball control QB, the perfect fit for what Harbaugh and Baalke are trying to run here (primarily a run based offense), that is the personnel that they currently have, but the idiots trade him. I maybe wrong, but I always get the feeling that Baalke and Harbaugh are trying to run the kind of offense that Baltimore and Kansas City are currently running, which is fine, but they can't execute that vision. Luckily they had a QB who has the skills to be a very good passer, (this being a passing league), but wouldn't care to develop him, or bring-in receiving talents to help him do that, or scheme game plans in that direction. I am watching Chiefs-Broncos game right now, not unhappy that they traded Alex, but the Niners brass sure don't know what they are doing.
God's way of detaching me from Niners.
disagree with you on the offensive philosophy.
if they wanted to run what kc is running or what they ran with alex smith they could do that with no problem.
we don't run any quick plays don't run any screens we don't do any of the things that kc does and we have better personnel to run that type of offense than they do. if we ran it it would actually be pretty potent.
they have an idea about an old offense that nobody runs. nobody does 7 step drop after 7 step drop anymore.
today, brees all he does is 3 step and if he has time then he goes for the deep play.. maybe 5 or 5 times a game..
we could easily do that
if we want to be honest we could just run the offense we ran the 1st game against the bears every game and win... if they load the box we pass and make them pass if they get into zone we run the ball... simple
but simple is not good for roman
the play where he had 3 people shifting at the same time to run a generic run was enough for me. at that point i had seen enough...
if they give him a chance to run the type of offense we were running you'd see a difference but they don't
he has all the tools to run any type of offense
they just don't know what to do with talent. that is clear.
they know how to make marginal or pretty ok players good
they don't know how to take talented good players and make them great. that is what it's looking like
[ Edited by jonesadrian on Nov 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM ]