Despite the itching desire to blow up the offense and go Mouse Davis, the 49ers season rolls on. This looked like a tough game when the season started, but Indy has been fairly underwhelming so far this season. Ekeing out a near disastrous loss vs the Raiders in their back yard, and losing to a Miami team that isn’t scaring anyone. What does that mean for the Niners? Well, nothing much. The Niners, who have an annoying habit of looking stupidly horrible every once in a while, look to get back on track in their home-sludge advantage park, the Stick.
I’m fairly sure the Niners can beat a team that has to travel this far, who isn’t all that good, other than their QB, Jim Harbaugh’s buddy Andrew Luck, and who have their usual chip on their shoulder after the soul-crushing loss in Seattle. Should a lot be read into the Seattle loss? The Niners were beaten like a drum there last year, and were crushed and worn down again this last week. Granted, it’s hard to play in that environment, and their home winning streak is littered with playoff teams, including Green Bay, Minnesota, New England, and of course, us, so it’s not like this is a fluke streak against shitty opponents.
So, no. There’s no need to jettison this offense in favor of going crazy in the air. That being said, I still would like to see Harbaugh rotate out of this read-option/diamond formation offense. I would much rather see multiple WR formations and us running out of passing formations, whether the pistol, shotgun, or behind center. If the scenario ends up where we see Seattle in the playoffs, then we’ll figure out how to deal with it. But chances are the 49ers won’t see Seattle until next season.