JD dirtybird21 Posted November 2, 2015 Share Posted November 2, 2015 Here's my explanation for this: Kyle Shanahan is an offensive mastermind with his zone blocking scheme. In order for his system to be at it's best and most effective, he needs to control the system 100%. This means having the right one cut backs, the right athletic lineman, and most importantly, the right QB. That is where the conflict lies. The right QB for Shanahan is an athletic QB with a good arm who simply does what he's told. A guy that doesn't make many mistakes but also isn't the man in charge. He needs Matthew Stafford, Alex Smith, or even Teddy Bridgewater. Instead, he has Ryan. Ryan is a QB who's biggest weapon is his head. Ryan is not known for a rocket arm and pocket mobility. Ryan is a guy who reads defenses, changes plays and exploits systems. He's Peyton Manning just obviously not as good. Look at Ryan right now. His confidence is at very low level that none of us have seen before. He's not taking shots downfield. He's not running no huddle (unless it's crunch time). He's not changing plays at the line of scrimmage. He's making throws that are way off. He looks downright uncomfortable. I believe this is because Ryan is doing what he's told and his strongest assets are being handcuffed by his own offensive coordinator. Ryan needs to be running this offense, not Shanahan. Ryan has leverage. He has power. He is the 100 million dollar QB on this team. He needs to tell Shanahan to F off during crisis situaions and go run the offense HIS way. Basically, after observing through half the season, I think Ryan and Shanahan are both too good for one another. We have 2 guys that need to be in full control in order to be successful and that is why it is currently failing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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