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Off Season Thoughts

Off Season Thoughts

I feel we need upgrade WR position love boldin and hope to bring him back but need deep threat not sure if Patton is the guy or not.

Secondary new SS and get rid of Carlos would bring back brown as 3rd db if price is right

I feel RB is good for now until we see what lattimore can do, gore has one more year sharing the load with hunter and lattimore

New punt and kick returner can't stand L James scares me every time we fields a punt he will fumble it

Is moody ready to fill in for bowman until he returns ? Seems to be the same body type as bowman and Willis but have not seen him play much is he too small ?

New center or Kilgore if he is ready

Off season

Kap has to keep getting better reading defenses and being able to spread the ball by finding his 2nd and 3rd reads

Anthony Davis needs to get back to were he was last year thought he took a step back

Hope we can draft players who will play for us this year maybe put all the eggs in one basket and go get Sammy Watkins ala falcons with Julio jones ????

It has been a exciting 3 years can't ask for much more except a Super Bowl win
[ Edited by mmoyer04 on Jan 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM ]
I wouldn't be surprised to see the 49ers draft a QB. Kap plays well enough to win games and he is still developing but a more traditionally developed qb has an opening in SF.

As far as changes, a RB, depth at TE, another starting caliber guard for when iupati gets hurt again, maybe a CB depending on what happens to our current CBs. A DE who can disrupt the run game and passing game is at the top of the list. Of course a WR. Corey L, Ahmad Brooks, Dan Skuta and of course Aldon are as good as OLB's we can ask for. Skuta is seriously undervalued in our system.
We need to attain a WR that can STRETCH THE FIELD.

Boldin is an aging and averaged speed WR and Crabtree is younger but has great hands (Boldin too). Both are pretty much "possession receivers" that lacks much of a deep threat. If we can get Kaepernick a guy that can pose as a deep threat, the man will be dangerous even more.
somehow figure out the redzone O
1) I love Gore but we need to groom another RB now. Whether its Hunter or Lattimore....someone. Clearly with Seattle, Lynch was clearly the better running back. We need to get our running game back on track. Maybe Gore drops to 2nd on the depth chart and he comes in on 30% of the plays to keep him fresh. We need to get a back like a Lynch, like a Lacy, like a Moreno. I just think we need a back that can smack guys in the mouth.
2) First thing is bring back Boldin!!!! Second, we need to draft a startable WR...maybe a top 10. We have the draft picks to trade up.
3) More depth at DL. I know okoye is still on the bench but he's not a gaurantee. The Seattle DL rotates their DL and keeps them fresh, more the reason why it so hard to block Seattles DL. We need to try and apply that same gameplan for the DL. I know we did it in spurts with Eddie and Dial, but they just didn't get it done consistantly.
4) Cut Rogers. We have Brock and Culliver signed. Lets try and resign Brown and Wright and pick-up a guy in FA.
Originally posted by crabman82:
somehow figure out the redzone O

what's ironic is didn't Pre-Harbaugh Alex Smith have the all time record for best redzone QBR? ya.... it's the OC....
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by crabman82:
somehow figure out the redzone O

what's ironic is didn't Pre-Harbaugh Alex Smith have the all time record for best redzone QBR? ya.... it's the OC....

There's a difference between having a high red zone passer rating, and actually being efficient in the red zone.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by crabman82:
somehow figure out the redzone O

what's ironic is didn't Pre-Harbaugh Alex Smith have the all time record for best redzone QBR? ya.... it's the OC....

at the end of last season when kaep and alex had played a very similar amount of snaps, most of their stats very close. the only big difference was in the td% inside the red zone. kaep was around 50 % or so and alex was around 70% or so. at the end of the day points are what matter. fg's are not 3 points, they're -4 points.
Kap needs to fine-tune his game...lest we forget, he just completed his season and a half being the starter. He didn't have a Brees, Rodgers, Favre, Peyton, etc. to understudy. He and Alex had a very good relationship, but much as I love Alex, he's not a HOF QB. Kap has learned on-the-job. Adding a WR with speed (and hopefully size) is needed, but so is utilizing the players already on board, like LM James, McDonald, Patton, etc. Also agree they need to use their RB's more as receivers...not sure why they don't, but they can all catch the ball and do something with it. I've been saying for the last few seasons they need to use Dixon more as a short ydg/goal line RB. We saw yesterday what he can do. Lattimore will become the starter if he stays healthy...he's got plenty of power and speed and of course, young legs. Hunter's still a dynamic runner...just needs to get the ball more. Most of the pieces needed are on the team...adding some more speed and explosiveness should get the offense to the next level.
Kap needs to fine-tune his game...lest we forget, he just completed his season and a half being the starter. He didn't have a Brees, Rodgers, Favre, Peyton, etc. to understudy. He and Alex had a very good relationship, but much as I love Alex, he's not a HOF QB. Kap has learned on-the-job. Adding a WR with speed (and hopefully size) is needed, but so is utilizing the players already on board, like LM James, McDonald, Patton, etc. Also agree they need to use their RB's more as receivers...not sure why they don't, but they can all catch the ball and do something with it. I've been saying for the last few seasons they need to use Dixon more as a short ydg/goal line RB. We saw yesterday what he can do. Lattimore will become the starter if he stays healthy...he's got plenty of power and speed and of course, young legs. Hunter's still a dynamic runner...just needs to get the ball more. Most of the pieces needed are on the team...adding some more speed and explosiveness should get the offense to the next level.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by crabman82:
somehow figure out the redzone O

what's ironic is didn't Pre-Harbaugh Alex Smith have the all time record for best redzone QBR? ya.... it's the OC....

at the end of last season when kaep and alex had played a very similar amount of snaps, most of their stats very close. the only big difference was in the td% inside the red zone. kaep was around 50 % or so and alex was around 70% or so. at the end of the day points are what matter. fg's are not 3 points, they're -4 points.

But weren't they still averaging more points? I think they also had a lot more trips into the red zone with Kap.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by crabman82:
somehow figure out the redzone O

what's ironic is didn't Pre-Harbaugh Alex Smith have the all time record for best redzone QBR? ya.... it's the OC....

at the end of last season when kaep and alex had played a very similar amount of snaps, most of their stats very close. the only big difference was in the td% inside the red zone. kaep was around 50 % or so and alex was around 70% or so. at the end of the day points are what matter. fg's are not 3 points, they're -4 points.

not trying to turn this into alex vs kaep. but yeah the dawson/akers show over the last few seasons need to end.
[ Edited by 49erfeeeever808 on Jan 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM ]
ROMAN
Originally posted by real9erfan:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by crabman82:
somehow figure out the redzone O

what's ironic is didn't Pre-Harbaugh Alex Smith have the all time record for best redzone QBR? ya.... it's the OC....

at the end of last season when kaep and alex had played a very similar amount of snaps, most of their stats very close. the only big difference was in the td% inside the red zone. kaep was around 50 % or so and alex was around 70% or so. at the end of the day points are what matter. fg's are not 3 points, they're -4 points.

But weren't they still averaging more points? I think they also had a lot more trips into the red zone with Kap.

truthfully, i dont know if they were scoring more. we were winning at essentially the same clip. but when we get down to the end, wheres theres only good teams left, redzone % is huge. last 2 playoff games we've lost are directly attributed to it. not just how they ended, look at the whole games where we were getting 3's instead of 7's. i'm not blaming 1 person, as a group they gotta get it figured out.
I agree 100% with Crabman. We needed to score 7 on that opening possession to set the tempo of the game. Too many FG's instead of TD's. I think the play calling is predictable especially on 1st down. Was excited when we drafted LMJ but hasn't been used to show off his abilities. Kaep will get better but definitely need someone to back him up. Roman looks like a genius at times but those times are few and far between. Keep Crabtree. Try to re-sign Boldin for another year and draft a WR or two. Need secondary help. I believe there will be plenty of good free agents who would love to come and play for the 49ers so I think we will be good no matter what at the beginning of the 2014-2015 season.