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Steve Smith knocks the read option...

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Honestly, regardless of how anyone on here feels about it, a guy like Smith expressing this much disdain for it doesn't speak well of its chances for being seen as much next year.

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Till they lost Ngata and got tired, yeah I think they did a pretty good job.

You can't put it all on offensive mistakes.

Why not? The Raven's forced 1 three and out. On the 49ers first series of the game. Other than that they did not "stop them" once. Not once.

An overthrow and a fumble is an error by the offense. It isn't being stopped by the defense.

The Raven's had no answer for anything the 49ers did last night. The 49ers moved the ball at will.

If you have a team that can get to the red zone anytime it wants, you aren't playing good defense. Luckily the 49ers made what I would consider "unforced" turnovers. Otherwise the 49ers would have won by a lot and probably scored 40+ points

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Why not? The Raven's forced 1 three and out. On the 49ers first series of the game. Other than that they did not "stop them" once. Not once.

An overthrow and a fumble is an error by the offense. It isn't being stopped by the defense.

The Raven's had no answer for anything the 49ers did last night. The 49ers moved the ball at will.

If you have a team that can get to the red zone anytime it wants, you aren't playing good defense. Luckily the 49ers made what I would consider "unforced" turnovers. Otherwise the 49ers would have won by a lot and probably scored 40+ points

How many points do you get for getting to the red zone?

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Honestly, regardless of how anyone on here feels about it, a guy like Smith expressing this much disdain for it doesn't speak well of its chances for being seen as much next year.

If I am a coach on the hot seat I wouldn't give two sh!ts about what anyone said on my team. I would do whatever I thought was best to win games.

It is up to Rivera and Shula to decide if it is going to be a big part of our offense next year. Not Steve Smith.

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How many points do you get for getting to the red zone?

Depends. But I know this. If a team can get to the red zone at will like the 49ers. You aren't going to fare well in the long run. Hence the 29 points for the game.

You are lucky to stop a team once or twice in the red zone. But if they can get there whenever they want, and you can't force a single punt after the first possession of the game. It means your defense is not playing well.

If you think they are you don't know what you are talking about.

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Russell Wilson chimes in (link)

A handful of NFL observers believe the read option is a fad that will eventually fade, ala the Wildcat package. That NFL defenses will “figure out” the zone read just as they did the Wildcat. And it will go away.

Quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t worried about Seattle’s read-option package being solved because the Seahawks have been careful to use it as a change-of-pace offensive play and not the foundation of their run-play design. (The Redskins and Panthers, for instance, might fall more into the latter category.)

“I definitely think it’s here to stay,” Wilson told WSCR in Chicago, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “In terms of the read option, it’s just a changeup for us. We may run 15, maybe 20 percent, of our runs are the read-options plays.”

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Has he said anything about Shula then? Shula ran a normal offense in Tampa. Does this mean he will embrace Shula more than Chud?

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Has he said anything about Shula then? Shula ran a normal offense in Tampa. Does this mean he will embrace Shula more than Chud?

Obviously... he was 1st in line to praise Shula hiring

Although he didn't want Chud to leave after his 1st year

See how players change? Thats why I pay them no attention when it come to their thoughts on coaches

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Depends. But I know this. If a team can get to the red zone at will like the 49ers. You aren't going to fare well in the long run. Hence the 29 points for the game.

You are lucky to stop a team once or twice in the red zone. But if they can get there whenever they want, and you can't force a single punt after the first possession of the game. It means your defense is not playing well.

If you think they are you don't know what you are talking about.

By that definition you could have called the Panthers offense "unstoppable" at times too.

I don't really care how often a team makes it to the red zone. I care a lot about how many points they score.

And like I said, till Ngata was gone and the Ravens got gassed, that number wasn't much for San Fran.

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The players are echoing what most of us who aren't conspiracy theorists have been saying all along - it's a good change of pace but it's not something to run as your base offense in the NFL.

The fact that people are now saying they know better than the players is just silly.

Keep it as a change-up...don't ever bring it back as a "run this to death cause it's awesome bro" style again.

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The players are echoing what most of us who aren't conspiracy theorists have been saying all along - it's a good change of pace but it's not something to run as your base offense in the NFL.

The fact that people are now saying they know better than the players is just silly.

Keep it as a change-up...don't ever bring it back as a "run this to death cause it's awesome bro" style again.

I'd agree.

Will be interesting to see what Chip Kelly does up in Philly.

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I'd agree.

Will be interesting to see what Chip Kelly does up in Philly.

end up getting vick killed on the field

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