49ernation, I have a question for you guys.
There has been a lot of consternation over the way Seahawk offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, has called games. Quite a few fans believe he is easily predictable, incapable of adjustments, and un-creative. Largely, its probably due to Pete Carroll's overall philosophy of playing to your strengths which, in the Seahawk's case, is their run game and defense. Also with expectations so high, people tend to stress and vent at whatever they think is the cause of anything that looks and feels wrong. However, I have heard and personally felt this frustrated sentiment on Bevell for the past three seasons even when things were rolling awesome late last season. He really does tend to be predictable and simple in his schemes.
Now the reason I bring this up is that I remember a quite a few fans being upset with 49er OC Greg Roman and his inability to ignite a stagnant offense early in the season despite injuries to pretty important players. Are the feelings the same even after the 49ers current hot streak?
This current 49er streak feels eerily similar to the Seahawks in 2012. They started off really slow with a rookie QB named Russell Wilson and a lot of fans were calling for Bevell's head. However, the Seahawks suddenly launched at the half way point and offensively exploded. This seem to quiet the disgruntled fans for a little while. However, I think that offense's success largely had to do with opposing teams being unable to deal with Wilson and Marshawn Lynch's combined ability of making things happen in the open field.
Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing Bevell go even if the Seahawks win a superbowl. I can guarantee you that this is sentiment is shared by quite a few fans. I think most fans are ready for some creativity and growth in the passing schemes. Most feel that Bevell was significant in Wilson's growth as a QB but also feel that he has hit his coaching ceiling in that regard.
What are your thoughts regarding your OC? Has winning cured everything or just put a temporary stitch in? Or like the Seahawk fans, are you ready for your OC to be gone no matter how this playoff run ends?