Originally posted by thl408:
I'm wondering what posters that say 'open up the offense' mean since it can mean many things like: pass more (run less), spread the ball around, throw deep more often, mix up personnel/formations, etc. I'm just asking because I wanted to hear your guys' specific wants. For me it's throwing to the RBs in the flats and attacking horizontally. I thought LMJ was drafted for that. I'm not talking about check down routes over the middle. The 49ers' idea of this is play action pass, quick pass to the FB that just faked a lead block. That's not even close to LMJ/Hunter in the open field versus one LB. Slip one tackle and it's a nice 8-10 yard gain with low risk. My vote went to improving the Oline. I don't know how that happens besides a new Center and simply improved play by the other 4 guys. I think many other good things will follow if this happens.
opening up the offense is doing what we did the 2nd half of the atlanta game and 1st quarter of the arizona game for 4 quarters every single game without conceding punts or trying to protect the ball and air out the clock when we're up by 3 points.
we ran complex systems PLURAL every time out and each time it was completely different than the last series which rendered the photos they looked at on the sideline USELESS
THAT stretch is what we should have and could have been doing all season but didn't
and that is what we could have done in the playoffs but didn't.
playing like that we're hoisting a trophy right now because the defense was dialed in.
you know my complaints
utilize everyone in the offense..
they came out with play action drag route to macdonald. he caught it rumbled for a nice gain and roman said "ok that works lets never do that again"
hunter runs to the edge gets yards he says "ok that worked let's not do that again let's go back to the predictable up the gut no blocking run"
"they can't get free? ok don't stack the routes"
"no don't send vernon deep send him on 3 yard crossing routes or out patterns against the zone"
"no, nonsense if we're going to pass we're going to do it out of 4 wide or 2"
"yea i know we should stick with the run but it isn't working and it's a tie game we have to abandon it"
"yea kap 1st down 19 yards to the end zone we have 2 time outs f**k it throw it to the end zone no need to get it close enough to where we could possibly try to run it in, run a screen, do the vd fake block td play.. nope. just go for it right here cause i know that if we get any closer i'll just end up wasting both timeouts because my palms are sweaty and i don't know what to call because the moment is too big for me... why oh why couldn't we just need a field goal.. i can do that no problem"