Originally posted by Niners816:
Originally posted by thl408:
Nice breakdown. Another grouping I'd like to see this season is 20 (2RB/0TE/3WR). This never happened last season as VD was a mainstay on the field. It's very odd to take VD off the field, but this grouping can give Gore the FB lead blocker he works well with, while fielding the big3 WRs (Crabs/Boldin/SJ). It seems like it could be a well balanced grouping, even with VD off the field. Gore loves to work off a FB lead and putting 3 WRs on the field may force the defense to go nickel with a 7 man front.
As for Roman's comment, I have no idea what that means. Starting from square 1? I didn't have a huge issue with the playbook, just some of the situational playcalling. The 49ers have the personnel to do anything they want. 3WR + VD to run a spread passing attack. Two very good run blocking TEs, plus a great blocking FB, to power run.
I think it's pretty clear square 1 means we are installing a combination of the wing T and the wishbone
Seriously though, I hope the comment means a self-scouting evaluation of some of the tells that have crept into the offense over the last 3 season. I too like the playbook, I just want some tendency breakers.
Yeah, in year 3 or 4 of an offense you are usually building upon the layers installed from the previous years. These comments IMHO seem more in line with scrapping what we did last year from the "hodge podge" offense and installing only the plays from the playbook that may work best for the current personnel with an added focus on 3 WR sets. I'm not a fan at all of the playbook or the lack of a clear foundation but the talent is so supreme I believe they can execute just about anything you draw up for them...and even ad lib very successfully when things fail.