Tough to run the ball into those boxes. L’Jarius Sneed said after the game that they wanted Purdy passing as much as possible.
Shanahan is a brilliant schemer and play caller, but in his three Super Bowls he’s brought a Ryan, a Garoppolo and a Purdy to a Brady / Mahomes fight. Swap the QBs in all three games and Shanahan has three rings IMO.
I’d say he’s rated right. I mean how many coaches are going to Superbowls with Jimmy G and Purdy? Hell, Shanny might be the only one. Had they traded for Stafford. Shanny arguably has a ring right now.
John Lynch doesn’t get nearly enough heat for the 49ers QB woes. As an athlete, Purdy will always be closer to Brian Griese than Steve Young.
He looked rattled yesterday, but this is the best KC defense since the peak of the Marty Schottenheimer days. I think Purdy will learn from this and become better in the long run. But, if Bo Nix and/or Michael Penix are sitting there at #31, would you consider an upgrade?
The gap is much smaller between a Mahomes and Goff, who is already 2-0 in head-to-head matchups versus the State Farm Insurance spokesperson.
Mike Shanahan had like 5 other 1,000 yard rushers. If anything the success of all of those backs made me question how good Terrell Davis actually was. Being the first of many might have made him stand out a little more than if he were say…the 3rd or 4th guy. Plus it came with the bright lights playing with John Elway and Super Bowls.
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Yeah, I remembered Mike Anderson, but my memory blocked out the other ones. Just proves what my old boss in the Air Force used to say, “You can have a hundred ‘Atta-Boys’, but all people remember is the one ‘Aw ’.”
One of the things that made all of those running backs was Shanahan’s innovative zone blocking scheme using lighter offensive linemen no one really wanted at the time. It was a neat system that was one cut and go. His teams really cleaned up drafting guys like Tom Nalen in the low rounds who were a perfect scheme fit.
Terrell Davis probably had one of the greatest first four years in the NFL of all time, and yes, that system certainly helped him, but no one during that era ran for 2000 yards on a fluke. He was never the same after that knee though. Sad.
I think Shanahan might be like McVay in that he needs a Matthew Stafford.
Like Goff under McVay, Garoppolo and now Purdy are just robots doing what they’re told to do in Shanahan’s offense. Neither of them has developed the kind of smarts, nous or ability to solve problems in real time that you get by being given genuine responsibility and building up a body of experience of sinking and swimming by purely your own decision making. That’s what Stafford brought to the Rams, and that’s what Goff has developed in Detroit. They’re obviously going to stick with Purdy, but maybe they need to go down the veteran route like McVay did with Stafford, and get themselves a QB who isn’t going to be a robot.
Interestingly, Adam Schefter tweeted before the Super Bowl that the 49ers didn’t even study Mahomes in 2017 (they had the 2nd overall pick) because the plan was to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency the following offseason. Then they got offered Jimmy G and took that option. So they’ve f-ed up the QB position a few times, Kirk over Mahomes, Jimmy over Kirk and then trading the house for Lance.