The coaches are struggling to get things right in any phase of the game.
The collective grade for the coaches is a tough one, but there is little choice after they have struggled to get things right in any phase of the game.
Defensively, Jim Haslett has produced two good game plans out of seven. They came against the Oakland Raiders in Week 4 and for three quarters against the Denver Broncos in Week 8.
Haslett's group also played tough against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. He is admittedly not being helped by offensive game plans that only increase the pressure on his beleaguered unit.
While Haslett has not found the right balance between scheming and simply letting the talent flourish, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan seems to resent the idea of balance.
His play-calling has been too often skewed toward the pass, even though the strength of his offense is the run. As he always does, the younger Shanahan has designed some brilliant individual plays, but they have not formed a part of any coherent strategy.
In truth, though, both coordinators are suffering thanks to decisions made at the top. Head coach Mike Shanahan is ultimately responsible for the direction on gameday.
When that direction is allowed to change so abruptly each week, it is little wonder that Shanahan's team still resembles a group without an identity on either side of the ball.