Originally posted by kaepernickingnMo:
Probably a little of all lol....I do think Roman needs to go...he calls plays like he is more scared to lose a field goal than get a touchdown.We need to get a killer instinct from someone...yesterday when Aldon got the strip fumble on the first play....all attempts should have been made to get a touchdown right there and bury their confidence be it by a trick play or whatever...not just run up the middle twice and throw a conservative pass.If they fumble and we go up 7-0 they are already feeling pressure...just settling for 3...they are like ahh were only down 3-0 after the worst start we coulda had...big difference in psyche right there..
I'm on this train. Winning #6 is going to come down to scoring TDs vs FGs.
Whether it's letting Roman go or not, I'm not sure, but we need to become a more West Coast type of offense that Kaep actually USES. Right now it feels like he's just using his legs to win us games with a stout D to back it up. He rarely throws to anyone other than our big 3. He adjusted to the check down too late in the year. If we are to get this 6th ring with this core group, the offense is going to have to become more explosive. The run game isn't bad, but we need to mix in more precise passing, and not always the big 25yd throws.
We've become too reliant on our D to come up with the big plays to win games, and I feel we will only regress on D based on age, so it's going to come down to the offense making bigger strides. My biggest questions going into the 2014 campaign are, can Kaep progress his film study enough to make the necessary reads so the offense can flow better? He has the weapons and his accuracy needs to improve, along with getting some touch on his throws. He can't keep throwing lasers 95% of the time. Secondly, it looks like Gore is on his last legs, and IMO Hunter/LMJ aren't the answer long term, so will Lattimore step right in and succeed early? I could see Gore grooming him and passing the torch. What's going to happen with Aldon in court (and NFL suspension?)? Lastly, I love our DL group and think Bow's injury is going to hurt us. Not the huge impact that Crabs absence had, but Willy will be yet another year older and IMO Bow has surpassed him with his play, so can the LB crew hold it down? I think it can depending on who comes back.
Excited about next season already and hope we trade up and make some top picks in the 1st round this year!
[ Edited by Beezy33 on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM ]