Originally posted by JoeBart324:
Thanks for all the detailed analysis johnnydel.
Just wanted to say I was firmly in the camp of Roman being a mediocre OC. You threads have changed that perception. I think it's apparent the offense is fairly complex and seeks to exploit the weaknesses of other teams, whether it be run or pass. It's not just a one read offense, or an offense that will continually run into 9 man fronts. However, some of these plays are very complex or rely on great execution to work. Thus, when they don't work, they get utterly blown up and look ridiculous.
I think this is where much of our consternation has come from. We've seen the Niners perform poorly and were quick to blame Roman. But it appears it is a mix of players missing assignments, defenses simply out-executing the Niners, Kaep missing his throw and/or read, and difficulties in getting the play off due (apparently) to the difficulty of radio-ing in a complex play call. Not all of that is Roman's fault.
Fortunately, much of this is correctable, and the offense should improve as it gets healthier.
Spot on IMHO! It's a myriad of issues...from offensive philsophy, game planning, lack of adjustments (or the wrong ones), personnel issues, CK being green and hesitant, the 6-coach-input, that fan up in section 64B, etc. It realy is a number of factors but at least, right now, we can rule out personnel and even CK being "green" now that we're into week 16. We should really see now what the coaches had in store for our offense prior to Crabtree going down (but don't underestimate the impact Miller has in our offense either).