Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
I appreciate your comment Marv and please keep up the good work.
IMO, Kap is slowly being ruined by this situation and he needs help.
I totally disagree w/many that heap it all on him. As you, Marvin, pointed out he does shoulder some of the responsibility.
We don't know what's going on behind the scenes BUT it's clear to me Kap needs a mentor to:
a). Help him w/the press. He looks frustrated and lost with them. Why put him through that? Not necessary at all.
b). Address his increasing hesitancy w/the ball. I think [I]m just guessing] it's in part to the horrendous play calling. Come on man - it is very bad.
c). I don't know how the plays are coming in. If JH is changing the plays Roman sends in or Roman changes them or Kap changes them but the result looks discombobulated. It seems it's down to the last second before a delay of game penalty is called. This can't be helping Kap at all.
d). He needs a much better QB coach than Morton. Clearly, he has regressed. He looked his old self on a few plays especially the over the shoulder pass to Boldin and the rocket to VD. Without a doubt something is missing and he needs someone other than we have on our staff to get him out of his funk.
I feel the majority of the situation falls on the coaching staff. The sky isn't falling but at this point we are most definitely not playing Championship caliber ball.
We are losing because of COACHING, which has been putrid, and very well analyzed by BUCHY in other threads (seriously, people go read it)
Kaep has been playing awful, but it is upon the coaches to make him play better. Shorten the calls, shorten the shifts, cause no one is buying it anyways. With better coaching, Kaep will play better.
Which brings us to an interesting cross-roads---- Baalke brought Harbs and Co to us with dreams of WCO. We haven't done any of it. Was Baalke fooled or was he lying? I think it will be very interesting to see what Baalke does with the staff, either during the year or after. I think cleaning house in coaching is the answer, minus Harbaugh and Tomsula/Rathman. For all those that like Fangio, he's getting it done with pro bowl players on every level of defense. He does not inspire me in any way. I would much rather have a roving, formless, blitzing 3-4 of Dick LeBeau than anything Fangio has ever done.
We need better coaching and we need it now, which is really weird considering how smart people thought our coaching staff was when they arrived