The 49ers Playbook Needs to Be Written Around Playmakers
Over the past several losing seasons, 49er Faithful have watched seven different offensive coordinators each try to instill their own offensive "system" with the 49ers. It would be more than kind to say that the results have been "mixed" at best.
It is time for the 49ers playbook be written around their playmakers as opposed to just establishing a system which players must adapt to.
Quick Developing Plays are Needed to Avoid Sacks
Shaun Hill is excellent at managing the game but he can't manage it on his back.
It has been said that the 49ers did little this offseason in addressing their offensive line needs.
I for one don't believe the 49ers O-Line is short on talent. Rather, they need a consistent approach on offense and one which will allow their quarterback to get the ball into the hands of their playmakers quickly.
Get the Ball to Tight End Vernon Davis
Vernon Davis is a beast. He can run around defenders. He can run through defenders. He can sometimes even jump over defenders.
Get him the ball. Again and again and again.
Pass the Ball to Frank Gore Out of the Backfield
Give Frank Gore a little daylight and he can make fools out of NFL defenders.
Let him get bottled up on the inside and he will at best get frustrated and worse—fumble the ball away.
Gore is a veritable work of art when he is running free with room to maneuver.
Take a page out of the Roger Craig playbooks of yesteryear and get the ball to Frank Gore any way you can—including receiving out of the backfield.
Prove it Was a Mistake to Let Michael Crabtree Slip in the Draft
Many have stated that Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree was arguably the best all around athlete in this years NFL Draft.
Get him the ball—early and often.
Development is not needed for the likes of Michael Crabtree.
It didn't take DeSean Jackson more than a game or two to show the entire NFL that he was for real last season.
Nothing will stop defensive coordinators from stacking eight men in the box faster than a wide receiver like Crabtree opening and spreading the field.
Don't be Afraid to Throw the Ball over the Middle
Big, strong and fast receivers like Josh Morgan have the potential of turning short slant patterns over the middle into 30 and 40 yard receptions.
Mike Singletary says he wants the 49ers to be able to impose their will upon opponents via smash mouth football.
Let the receivers join in the smash mouth style with short passes over the middle and in the flats and let them run after the catch.
They will surprise you and shed defenders for extra yards.
Let Nedney Kick the 45 & 50 Yarders!
Nedney has the self confidence and the accuracy to kick long field goals. He won't hit them all but he will hit more than his fair share. When he does miss, the 49er defense can rise to the occasion and hold the line.
Don't take the conservative approach and punt when you have a kicker who can make the long field goal.
The 49ers Have Playmakers—They Just Need a Playbook Written Around Them
This year the system needs to be crafted around the talent on the field.
The talent is there.
Believe in them and watch what happens.