Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Kap wasn't nearly as bad as many are making him out to be, like the OP said, a few perfectly placed balls caught and not only do we win, but the Kap hate is an afterthought.
Roman on the other hand is awful, and I been saying that since 2011.
Agree. Our passing concepts are awful. We're using simple algebra while the rest of the league is mastering calculus.
The pistol opened things up for us momentarily. But defenses caught onto it after an off-season of preparation. Couple that with a complete downgrade from last year in regards to our receiving options., and a raw QB struggling to carry the burden of all this b******t. It's gotten ugly.
I still see it as a scheme problem as well. Roman/Harbaugh offense is too dependent on power...which only works if you can out muscle other teams consistently. The original WCO was dependent on out thinking/moving the opponents. Very mobile linemen, using the entire field, never telegraphing your play, countering the defense. I'm not sure the current playbook is broad enough to counter clever defenses.
Of course, the OP mentioned continuity, which is a huge issue. Many of the current players are just getting acquainted with the playbook and may be very limited in what they know well enough to excel in performance.
Another thing that I both admire and fear--Baalke's method of keeping the Cap under control. The turnover of players is devastating right now. It may be necessary but there are so many holes created each year and we just have to hope the new guys can be as good as Reid has been...but they can't hit on every position.
Under rated players who had huge impacts in various ways: One out of the four were replaced adequately.
Ginn--a threat to go the distance on every return. Limited as a WR but could stretch the field. Anyone fear Dixon returning kicks?
Walker--mediocre hands but very instrumental as a blocker and route runner...smart player.
Goldson--heady enforcer but is well replaced by Reid.
Costanzo--was in on almost ever ST tackle in 2011...his leaving coincided with a decline on ST last year.
The WR position in general--not one key WR has consistently started the past three years. Although, in fairness, only Crabtree and Boldin are legitimate WRs who have played consistently well anywhere. I would add Manningham but he has not been durable enough to add to the list.