Originally posted by SofaKing:Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:Originally posted by SofaKing:Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:The biggest question for me is why didn't Harbaugh and Roman let CK play more in the preseason and institute the change in style then so that by this time, today, Kap would have been way more familiar with it. Trying to mold him into Andrew Luck mid season seems questionable, especially without Crabtree and Rio who the brass knew would be gone for a while. Who wouldn't be confused.
Based on the way we played offense early this season, I think they fully expected the pistol read-option to be as effective as it was last year. They were going to roll with it until defenses proved they could stop it. They have, and we had to adapt out of necessity.
Good point SofaKing. It's not realitic to think teams wouldn't catch on at some point. Arrogance or ignorance on their part?
Probably a little bit of both. I don't blame them for opening the season with the pistol. It was so wildly successful last year, it's worth finding out if we could sustain it. They knew defenses would catch on to a certain extent. That's why they hired Mangini, a defensive coach, to consult the offense. But it seems like they underestimated how effectively teams have prepared for it.
Yup, its called the OFF-SEASON.