Originally posted by eonblue:
I think we're really going to need Manningham to challenge the 3rd DB. I think Boldin should also play in the slot so Rio and Crab can try to test the single high safety. I think Davis will have SS/LB coverage so that's should create numerical advantages for the WR sets.
I think Iupati is going to make all the difference in the run game. He allows Snyder move to RG which should strength run blocking to the right. It also gives them the NFL best pulling guard. If they can force a couple of 7 man boxes they have to exploit them but realistically without Iupati it's going to be really hard.
I think we need the run game to be honest. The Seattle defense is very dynamic and the offense needs to be multi dimensional. They have to have every edge possible because this game could come down to a few 3rd down conversions.
I get what you are saying cos is never a good idea to be one dimensional. But, the truth is not unless we can mount a legit run game, otherwise we will only be doing it for the show. Their D is too confident for that, especially with Lupati and Staley out I believe their front 7 alone will probably be enough to stuff our run.
That means at the end of the day, it will be down to our passing game if we want to put points on the board. We can't afford to be conservative in this game, unlike what we have done in the past, we need to send multiple receivers downfield to force them pick their posion that is of course if Kap is willing to throw to anyone other than his usual targets, but I don't think he will have a choice. Is time for him to be more trusting on the rest of the receiving corps such as Manningham and Baldwin.
[ Edited by Rascal on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:52 AM ]