Originally posted by maxsmart:
49ers had a TOTAL of 23 passes completed to the running backs the entire year (2013)! Dead LAST in the entire NFL!!!! Gore had 16 catches, Hunter had 2 and LMJ had 2 all year! WTF? Roger Craig averaged ~80 catches for 5 years in a row. Several RB's had over 70 catches in 2013. Not throwing to the RB's is bizarre since it's one of the easiest completions, gives the QB and RB's confidence, keeps the defense honest, was the mainstay of Walsh's offense (which supposedly Harbaugh studied intensely), yet the 49ers were DEAD LAST in the NFL in pass completions to RB's!!!! That is insane, because these passes are easy, safe, keep the chains moving, pulls in the safety and opens up deeper passes. Also a little flare to Hunter or LMJ has a very high completion rate and the potential for a big play, yet they only had 2 catches all year!
Is the problem Harbaugh, Roman, or Kap?
no use in crying about it man, what are you going to do about it? obviously anyone would agree its something to improve, and watch, it will. im just saying, not a topic for interesting conversation n debate. how can you know the source of the problem without being on the inside? i dont think anyone thinks this was a reason we failed to beat the seahawks, and we woulda beat the broncos even if colt mccoy played all game .besides, kaep excels at downfield throws which benefit from rb's left in to block, but any rational person would agree this area should improve. out of curiosity which team was the 2nd worst & how many did they have? im not gonna google it
[ Edited by BayAreaNinersFan on Apr 1, 2014 at 1:21 AM ]