And look at that...Ginn and Williams are on the same team. They had the same scheme and teammates to work with and Williams put up better numbers.
I won't do a compare of last year or this year, b/c i honestly havent thought about it.
but I don't like some of the run designs for Lamichael, those tosses are supposed to get him to the edge, but unlike Kendall who can, Lamichael seems to get tied up.
He can't hit the edge as well as Kendall does. Maybe it's just me, but perhaps they need to get him more in the open field where he can utilize his speed. Screens perhaps?
Not sure, but that is one difference i've seen in the offense (not 2011 to 2012).
Agreed. Every toss seems doomed from the start.
Lets also keep in mind he's played two games.
There's no doubt that Ginn has been doing unusually poorly in KR this year. I can't deny that and honestly I don't understand why he's doing so bad. He's one of the best kick returners in the entire league, but this year he's been returning like crap. But after being one of the better kick returners in the league for years (including a great season with SF in 2011) he's proven that's he a better overall kick returner than Williams.... and I love Kyle Williams, but Ginn is a better KR overall despite the fact that Williams has had a better SEASON returning kicks. One season doesn't trump the last however many years. Even though Ginn has been bad at returning this year...for whatever reason... we know he has the ability to flip a game. He's done it many times before. So in the playoffs, all it takes is that one big return. I'm confident in the playoffs with Ginn. Williams would have been great though and he definitely is a better overall player in terms of receiving/returning
We definitely don't run RB screens like we used to.about the only thing I miss from the old regime.
The coaching this year has been terrible all around
This year's QB Production:
3551 Yards 66.3% Comp 23 TD 8 INT 8.1 YPA 101.2 QB Rating
Last year's QB Production:
3193 Yards 61.4% Compt 17 TD 5 INT 7.1 YPA 91.4 QB Rating
This year's running back production
492 attempts 2491 Yards 5.1 YPA 17 TD's
Last year's running back production
498 attempts 2044 yards 4.1 YPA 14 TD's
This year's receiver production
289 Rec 3551 yards 12.3 Yards/Rec 23 TD's
Last year's receiver production
277 Rec 3193 yards 11.5 Yards/Rec 18 TD's
Yards per pass attempt went up an entire yard, as well as yards per rush attempt. This was a much more efficient offense than last year's. It ranked 11th overall in both yards gained and points per game. Pretty significant improvement over a year ago.
We can't give players a pass, even our best players in Willis, Vernon Davis, and the like. We need to execute better and not take any games for granted. It's the playoffs so we really can't afford to now.