Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
They are NEVER going it "get it" especially the poster with SD in his handle. Kap even tried to get a TO before that fade, looking at Harbaugh, and what does JH do, he gives Kap a hand sigh to snap the ball, like damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. I have seen Kap go through his reads many, many times over this season; WHEN HE HAS THE TIME TO DO IT. Get it?
Going through extensive reads is partly/mostly a function of having pass blocking, especially if you want the QB to read more than one or two, not to mention the time to go through all of them and then come back to the best one that is still running a good route....
What's the use..Smith is gone, happily, get over it...if you can..
You are entirely right on all fronts, but to respect the 2nd post from English:
1) I think we definitely need a deep threat WR. We cannot rely on that threat coming from Vernon Davis because it is too easy for him to get chipped at the line or caught in a melee before he can release. Further to this, and I am sorry to say it, Vernon does not seem to have the bravery to go over the middle, particularly against Seattle. We need a real burner WR that secondaries are going to respect, that will open up the targets for Kap.
2) We also need a new Centre and a new Guard imo. Goodwin, Davis and Iupati have been getting beat like drums all season in pass protection. For Kap to develop into the complete pocket passer that everyone wants to see (and I think he is a damn sight close to it) he needs a pocket to actually sit in and pass from. He can't be getting pressured as soon as he drops back. Kilgore needs to step up and prove he's the centre of choice, or we have to draft a very good prospect. We also need a guard. I would propose we move Boone to Right Tackle, Anthony Davis to guard, draft a centre and a guard and let Iupati walk - he is not holding his own in pass protection, he's injury prone and probably going to ask for too much money.
3) We need to improve at CB and Safety. I think moving up for Watkins won't happen, but I could see us maybe moving up for Clinton-Dix if he's so good. We need two athletic and good sized CB's, I think we will have Culliver, T Brock and Cox next season with Cox playing slot.
Things to bear in mind:
We have yet to see Carradine, Lemonier and Dial in action (Okoye may surprise people as well) and with TJE playing so well and Dobbs being reliable, I do not see us drafting DLine, we might pick up someone in free-agency. I think the front office will view the Dline as healthy for this season.
The running game is hard to evaluate because our OLine seemed to fall apart in run and pass blocking late in the season. I think Gore will still be getting us the hard yards with sprinklings of Lattimore, Hunter and hopefully LMJ. We will likely move towards a stable of backs next season, hopefully with some more plays for those not named Gore.
[ Edited by Buchy on Jan 27, 2014 at 3:52 AM ]