Originally posted by Bluesbro:
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
Originally posted by JoseCortez:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by xela510:
Can you do an analysis on this play?
boldin beast. kaep missed a WIDE open Crabtree. instead of tossing the football at the defense, Crabtree should have threw it at kaepernicks face.
Yea it's amazing that Crabtree has never dropped a pass ever in his career. Truly amazing.
That is not the point. The point is that Kaepernick throws in to double/triple coverage low to the back of a receiver that has to make a circus catch. When right in front of his face he has a premier wide out open with no one within 10-15 yards. that is the kind of thing that still makes people shake their head about Kaep. That was a BAD read, and a pro QB should never have made that throw to Boldin over Crabtree. It was a crossing route right in his sight line. If there were other situations like this during the game, no wonder why Crabtree was frustrated.
Agreed...BUT, you have to consider the play call itself and it's design as well. I agree with thl408 that this play SHOULD HAVE been a pro-style passing play and it's on CK's shoulders to find the best option here (more evidence is Crabtree's emotional response to the pass not going his way). But we can't 100% dismiss the play call and design...perhaps it was a bunch formation designed to have Crabtree rub off Boldin's DB's for a big gain...that it was Boldin all the way so CK pulled the trigger. I highlighted our AR passing game as a reason why we have seen CK throw into double and even triple coverage for this very reason...he is merely trying to execute the play call, in theory, based on HaRoMan's play design the play THEY called into the huddle. Dilfer backed this up recently with comments as well...and here is more from Michael Silver:
Great NFL coaches find a way to adapt to the strengths of their best players. From implementing a few familiar concepts from a college playbook, to tweaking the game plan to make it simple for the signal-caller, a wily offensive coordinator will find a way to put his best player in a position to succeed. After watching their young passer struggle with a few intricate passing concepts, the 49ers have utilized a series of play-action and movement-based routes from run-heavy formations to help Kaepernick regain his rhythm in the pocket.
Now, I'm not suggesting Kaepernick was incapable of executing full field reads earlier in the season, but I do believe he struggled getting the ball to his secondary receiver on some routes.
Point? We need to consider all of the factors (as best we can) and the big picture before we jump to the conclusions that this was all on CK's shoulders. It very well may have ridden on the shoulders of the play call and design itself and coaching CK to simply "execute the play." If he is doing exactly what he's been coached to do (all year), to the coaches, he is doing his job well and they've recently come out and said they didn't understand all the criticism of him and that two games ago, may have been his most well-rounded executed game yet. To us as fans, it wasn't that big of a deal when you look at the stats esp. compared to some of his other more, electric games.
Often times as fans, we get caught up in what we SHOULD have done in a situation and miss the concept of the original design.
[ Edited by NCommand on Dec 21, 2013 at 7:56 AM ]