I like the fact that when all of the whining and hand wringing was done we were one "short" pass away from the super bowl. So that brings us back to Kaep and Roman. So I would agree Marvin that Kaeps touch passes are still the problem for him, and thus for us. I think it would be great if Kaep would go to an offseason program where he could get schooled in touch passes, corner passes, and get his mechanics and aim better. So lots of work for him. I think our oline needs attention and hopefully Kilgore will be a bright spot at Center. We need help at guard as well especially in pass protection.
I personally would like to see Harbaugh fire Roman, not because Roman is a bad OC but because he gets us close and then can not get over the hump. I do not think Harbaugh will fire Roman but I would do it if I were the coach. I think we need to be more aggressive offensively and I think we need a broader, brighter Offensive scheme which would include screens. I think Roman throws a few token plays in to mollify the fans and then reverts back to conservatism.
I think this draft will be most important for next year. We need a lot of players, and quality players as well. CB, WR, Oline, and safety. I think that as good as Whitner played he is still a liability at pass receiving. Another Reid would be most helpful. I also want to see significant improvement in turnovers. We are simply not very good at catching the football on defense. So Rogers must go - slow, minimal coverage, and few to no interceptions. I hope Daryl Morris becomes our slot CB and between him, Brock, and Culliver we have the nucleus of a good back field. We need at least two CBs, a Safety, and we need continued pass rush. I also agree with you Marvin that RB is a need in the draft. I don't think Gore is able to pull the load himself anymore. But the OLine will be most important for any RB we select.
With all of that said, I think we are still one of the top 2-4 teams in the NFL.
[ Edited by Ninefan56 on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:11 PM ]