Originally posted by English: . . . the point is, last year's O did NOT have a plethora of talent. Pretty much everyone except you sees this.
I disagree. The 49ers did have a lot of talent:
Offensive Line: Excellent
= was considered the "best in the NFL" my many analysts! (all 5 with history of pro-bowl mention)
Running Backs: Excellent
= Frank Gore = pro-bowler and Miller + Hunter also good RB & FB
Tight End: Excellent
VD Pro-bowl + (McDonald) 2nd rd back-up
QB: They want to pay Kap $18 mil/year
WR: Boldin (excellent) + Crabtree. They had the injury at WR, so they were depleted there, but ended up with 3 good WR's.
Also, on offense the 49ers had SIX
1st rd picks and FOUR
2nd rd picks. The Seahawks had only FOUR
1st and TWO
2nd rd picks, yet they were better on offense, despite 49ers having better talent.
Some examples of 49ers under-utilizing talent:
*The 49ers had more talent than the Seahawks at OL / TE / WR and QB
Yet the Seahawks were able to get more offensive production from their inferior talent.
Their 5th rd TE and their UDFA WR's out-performed our 2nd rd TE and WR's.
* 49ers were last in the NFL in passes to RB's despite having elusive RB's in Gore, Hunter and LMJ
* Ted Ginn did pretty well in Miami and also in Carolina. Yet we never threw him the deep ball. Why couldn't our offense get the fastest guy in the NFL the ball a few times on deep throws when the defense was stacking the LOS against us?
I don't think that our offense coaches properly utilize our weapons.
[ Edited by maxsmart on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM ]