Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
How do you know this?
The Colts tanked because they went from 10+ year veteran "Hall-of-Fame" quarterback to "not starter quality" quarterback.
Alex Smith (7 year veteran at the time) was at least starter quality, wouldn't you say? And Kap is certainly not a 10 year vet. So the drop off (if you believe there was one) was no where near as dramatic.
An average to slightly above average QB that can play within the system would result in a lot of games won on this team. Did you not watch this season? There was a period of about 7 games where Kaep was playing well BELOW average and the team was on a roll.
- Because in the Bill Walsh system we run the QB is not as important as he is in other systems.
- The 49ers run the ball as much as any other team and throw the ball near the bottom of the league when it comes to attempts.
- They also have a top 1-3 defense (depending on who you ask).
I mean we beat Houston THIRTY FOUR TO THREE and he only completed 6 passes for 113 yards and had a 40% completion percentage (and he only carried the ball once for 14 yards that game so that wasn't it either). That is how good this TEAM is.
If you look at it the 49ers QB only completed 20 passes in 2 of 16 games but they won 12 of them. He completed 15 passes or less in 10 games this season and we won 7 of them.
That is how I know...
A s**tty QB is not going to get it done but this team can win a lot of games because of its running game and D with just average QB play. As evidenced by the majority of this season.
lol we dont run a Bill Walsh system. We mix in elements of a Walsh system, but we run a ton of shotgun/pistol. Bill Walsh hated the shotgun.
The NFL is a passing league now. You pass to score, you run to bleed the clock. You ever think about the reasons why we run alot? Harbaugh likes the running game, but he inherited a team with Alex Smith at QB, who wasnt going to be a Drew Brees type of guy. Then you get Kap in there, who was very raw. Kap doesnt attempt more than 30 passes each week because hes not ready yet. After his 412 yard game in week 1 against GB, Harbaugh tried letting him loose, and he couldnt handle it, so he went back to the conservative offense.
Once Kap is ready to be that 30-45 attempt guy, I think you see that. Especially with a healthy group of receivers. The NFL is a passing league, and the QB is almost the exclusive factor between being a winner or loser.
Still cant figure out why you relate the Bill Walsh system to not needing a great QB...Walsh's offense required impeccable timing...
[ Edited by Niners99 on Feb 8, 2014 at 1:54 PM ]