I will do my best to abstain from unnecessary negative remarks made purely out of frustration. There was some very good football played today on the part of the San Francisco defense. In life, and certainly this year, there are three things a Niner fan can count on; Taxes, Death (especially if the offense keeps this up), and solid defensive play. With that being said, I want to propose 3 questions instead of making outlandish exaggerations.
These questions all center around our OC, Greg Roman. I want to be clear though, this is not the Salem Witch Trials and I am not pointing my finger and him, screaming, "Burn at the stake!" However, over the past 2 1/2 seasons we the Faithful have suffered through a few, shall we say, slumps with the offense. This dates back to the end of the Alex Smith era all the way to present day. Each "slump" had its reasonable explanation ranging from another new offense for Smith to the 49ers having a young inexperienced QB. The one common denominator in all of it has been the questionable play calling early in games, which has put the offense in very predictable positions late in games.
Now, Greg Roman has been the center of talks regarding Coordinators in line for head coaching jobs. This brings me to my first question.
What would we really be losing if Roman took another job elsewhere?
I can't bring myself to believe that he is the conductor of the freight train that is the 49er offense. Lessor men have done more with worse talent. If Tom Moore can get it done in Arizona with Carson Palmer and that offensive group, then what in the world is stopping Roman from doing it with Kaep, Gore, Davis and Boldin? I did not put much stock in MM's return. Last year he was a poor mans #2 WR at best.
What would we be gaining in bringing in another OC?
Lets say Roman set sail and embarked on his very own head coaching voyage. Who would we bring in to call the offensive shots? I really have no one specific in mind and there might not be anyone better than Roman out there at the moment. Speculate to your hearts content.
Is what we have better or worse than what we could bring in?
I ask this question simply because it is starting to look like Roman has hit his ceiling. Are the 49ers, with Roman, maxed out on the offensive side of the playing a great five games with the sixth being a complete blunder? Could Trent and Jim find a coordinator that would bring more consistency to the offense. The best rushing unit in the league looks more like the inside of a bar at closing time when you pair it with the worst passing offense.