Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by thl408:
buck, can you provide a chart similar to the one above that lists targets and completions for the first half of 12-13, when Alex was QB (only games where he started and finished)? I feel that is the real passing offense that Harbaugh wants to use, or what is closest to it. The reason I say 12-13 when Alex was QB is because by then Alex had a full year with two offseasons preparing as the starter (2011 semi-locked out offseason, all of the offseason leading up to 12-13). That's the best time span I can think of where the 49er QB had a good grasp of what Harbaugh wanted to do.
What I saw was a very nice distribution on WR receptions, but I never went into targets. I don't know if you are able to separate Alex's starts from Kap's starts in 12-13, but I do know that when Kap became starter, Crabs was the man that got a huge amount of targets, so we can't use 12-13's end of season numbers since that includes Alex's and Kap's totals.
I am not sure that I want to do that.
I will not do anything that continues what I consider to an inane and dead Alex vs Collin debate.
But, I will check into the possibilities.
It's not taboo to discuss Alex vs Kap when it comes to the passing offense's philosophy. My intention is to see if the distorted pass distribution is due to Kap not able to spread the ball around, or if it's a characteristic of Harbaugh's passing offense. It's okay if you don't want to steer the thread that direction. I already know the answer, I think. I just wanted to see it backed up (or disproved) via stats.