Another week, another DV arrest. Ho hum. Anyhow, back to the institutional and condoned mayhem. . .
Our wounded warriors (VD, VMcD, and AD) didn’t get on the practice field, and their statii remains a <strong>?</strong> for the trip to the desert. A trip fraught with implications. I’ve said for a while now that this team is teetering on the edge of catastrophe, and the recent Chicago game merely fanned the flames. Or maybe not. Was that a mere blip in the grand scheme? A hiccup by the star-in-waiting QB, or a harbinger of things to come?
Is looking off the safety something Kappy can’t master, or is the pass pro too shitty to give Kaepernick time to properly read a defense? I saw both in the Chicago game. I also saw Kappy make good reads at times. I also saw the play calling take a decisive turn toward passing in these two games. For a team that has been 60/40 run/pass, the team sits at 50/50. This strikes me as odd as the team has jumped out to big early leads, and you’d think we would burn clock by running. But we seem to be entering some sort of Mad Mike scenario where we’ve gone decidedly pass heavy.
Not that I didn’t want a change of play calling, but still and all, I didn’t think we’d shift this far the other way. Gore and Hyde look to be a strong combo at RB this year, and there are scenarios where you run more than I think we have. And then there’s the red zone . . .