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KC Passing/Receiving Matchups for Playoffs...Watch out for Bowe! (1 Viewer)

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Looks like KC has a pretty money schedule from here on out for tossin' and catchin' the pigskin...does Bowe come out of the woodwork down the homestretch? I've considered dropping him to fill some more immediate needs, but I dunno...I have a feeling about this.

 
You must have had a feeling when you drafted him too and that hasn't worked out. I dropped him weeks ago and feel much better about my team since doing so.

 
Wasn't last week supposed to be his big coming out game ... and he got us 6 points? I guess random chance says he should fluke his way into at least one great game. But unless your WRs are extremely weak, I can't see continuing to start him in the hopes of lucking into that one game.

 
Well consider me desperate! Because I hope you are right. I saw the same thing and blew the last few faab bucks I had on him. Hoping Andy sees the schedule and uses the bye to introduce Bowe to Smith.

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.
I am not sure what you are talking about here. Vernon Davis was always a weapon, he had great years with Smith under center. Actually Davis turned into a non-factor once Kaepernick took over. Smith lost his job to an injury not because of his play, you can also say part of him losing his job was because of Harbaugh. Harbaugh wanted his guy in there and he didn't draft Smith.

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.
I am not sure what you are talking about here. Vernon Davis was always a weapon, he had great years with Smith under center. Actually Davis turned into a non-factor once Kaepernick took over. Smith lost his job to an injury not because of his play, you can also say part of him losing his job was because of Harbaugh. Harbaugh wanted his guy in there and he didn't draft Smith.
That offense sparked once Kap took over. I know Smith was hurt, but it was clear by the break of that MNF game that SF was going to have a decision to make. I know Smith had success there, but outside of that play-off game where he gunned down the Saints, I can't remember the offense being very exciting in SF. He's a game manager... I thought that was pretty clear about him by now, no?

Maybe the stat's aren't glaring... but I don't recall Mike Crabtree doing much with Smith. Maybe I just saw all of his bad games. ;)

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.
I am not sure what you are talking about here. Vernon Davis was always a weapon, he had great years with Smith under center. Actually Davis turned into a non-factor once Kaepernick took over. Smith lost his job to an injury not because of his play, you can also say part of him losing his job was because of Harbaugh. Harbaugh wanted his guy in there and he didn't draft Smith.
That offense sparked once Kap took over. I know Smith was hurt, but it was clear by the break of that MNF game that SF was going to have a decision to make. I know Smith had success there, but outside of that play-off game where he gunned down the Saints, I can't remember the offense being very exciting in SF. He's a game manager... I thought that was pretty clear about him by now, no?

Maybe the stat's aren't glaring... but I don't recall Mike Crabtree doing much with Smith. Maybe I just saw all of his bad games. ;)
Lots of wide receivers don't produce in their first couple years. Part of the reason Crabtree produced so well was because Kaepernick forced the ball to him. So really what changed, instead of Vernon Davis being the guy getting all the looks, now it was Crabtree and the other one was a decoy at best. Look at Smith's number through 8 games last year and look at Kaepernick's first 8 games this year. Their stats are almost identical.

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.
I am not sure what you are talking about here. Vernon Davis was always a weapon, he had great years with Smith under center. Actually Davis turned into a non-factor once Kaepernick took over. Smith lost his job to an injury not because of his play, you can also say part of him losing his job was because of Harbaugh. Harbaugh wanted his guy in there and he didn't draft Smith.
That offense sparked once Kap took over. I know Smith was hurt, but it was clear by the break of that MNF game that SF was going to have a decision to make. I know Smith had success there, but outside of that play-off game where he gunned down the Saints, I can't remember the offense being very exciting in SF. He's a game manager... I thought that was pretty clear about him by now, no?

Maybe the stat's aren't glaring... but I don't recall Mike Crabtree doing much with Smith. Maybe I just saw all of his bad games. ;)
Lots of wide receivers don't produce in their first couple years. Part of the reason Crabtree produced so well was because Kaepernick forced the ball to him. So really what changed, instead of Vernon Davis being the guy getting all the looks, now it was Crabtree and the other one was a decoy at best. Look at Smith's number through 8 games last year and look at Kaepernick's first 8 games this year. Their stats are almost identical.
I wanna believe... I have Bowe on both of my rosters... but he's lagging behind Greg Jennings for Pete's sake.

If talking stats... has Smith ever thrown for 20 TD's? I'm sure he has in today's NFL but it feels like he get's 1 a game on average. This year it feels like the defense has accounted for more TD's than Smith.

I hope I'm wrong about Bowe, but like I said... it felt to me like they tried to open things up in Buffalo and forced the ball to Bowe... didn't look good at all.

 
I don't have any faith in Bowe. I did pick up Smith in redraft to cover Romo's bye, and as insurance against a Romo injury since KC dos have a juicy passing schedule.

 
I don't have any faith in Bowe. I did pick up Smith in redraft to cover Romo's bye, and as insurance against a Romo injury since KC dos have a juicy passing schedule.
They've had (arguably) the "juiciest" of juicy passing schedules all season.

 
Testify, brother. I've got him in as my WR2 and I feel pretty good about it. The matchup is excellent and I figure the loss of McCluster can't hurt. The only thing I fear is KC getting up early and shutting down the pass.

 
If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.
I am not sure what you are talking about here. Vernon Davis was always a weapon, he had great years with Smith under center. Actually Davis turned into a non-factor once Kaepernick took over. Smith lost his job to an injury not because of his play, you can also say part of him losing his job was because of Harbaugh. Harbaugh wanted his guy in there and he didn't draft Smith.
You couldn't be more wrong. Davis' career was marred by several issues:

1) He had to actually learn how to catch the ball properly within an NFL offense.

2) He had learn how to block more than running routes, especially during the SF Martz era (whose offense Smith struggled with during camp and pre-season, and thus throwing the ball that much more caused him to miss that entire season re-injuring his throwing shoulder, which may have lead to he still having a weak arm).

3) He is on pace to have his best season while being a true impact player as a TE and WR, without being behind several scores because he doesn't have the poorer defenses and QB who tossed a ton of INTs (Alex Smith during the Jimmy Raye era) to almost equal his TD passes.

4) Smith lost his job because the 49ers were regressing in the passing game. The very example of why is Crabtree's numbers under Kaep.

5) Harbaugh gave Smith his offensive playbook as soon as Harbaugh was hired. When Kaep became starter, he then gave Kaep the rest of it, which added 400 more plays before his third or fourth start.

6) Both Boldin and Davis are on pace to have better a regular season than they had the prior regular season.

7) Crabtree's value increased as soon as Kaep was behind center. Everybody knows this.

8) Davis' best season was in 2009, catching 13 TDs. Smith TD to INT stats that same season: 18 TDs to 12 INTs. BTW, Shaun Hill started 6 of those games in the first half of the season, with Davis catching 2 of those TD passes from Hill.

9) In Hills first three games behind center in a horrid offense in 2007, Davis caught 4 TD passes in four games. The next season in 2008 under that Martz offense, Davis caught only 2 passes, both from Shaun Hill.

10) Hill under three and a half OC's in three years tossed 9 TDs passes to Davis. Troy Smith also threw one TD pass to Davis. Davis also caught a TD pass from Trent Dilfer.

11) Out of Davis' 51 and counting career TDs, he's had 12 of those TDs from scrubs, and I think 12 or more from Kaep during the regular seasons. So that's almost half of his TD production with Smith over several seasons.

It took several seasons for the 49ers to figure this simple math out, thus why Smith is no longer in SF.

 
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If you're weak at WR and Bowe has been dropped, it's worth picking him up. Most likely, KC will not hold Denver and San Diego to 17 pts or less. I expect Bowe to be heavily involved moving forward....more out of necessity of having to score in the 20s and 30s to stay even with Denver. The soft pass defenses of both Denver and SD should help to boost his production as well.
This makes perfect sense. I'm just not sure they're capable of doing it. It wouldn't shock me if KC dropped all those games against DEN and SD.

It almost felt like an R&D effort against Buffalo to elevate the passing game... and it looked pretty bad.

I like Alex Smith, but he just does not like to push the ball down the field. It took one half of football in San Francisco for him to lose his job to Kap... all of a sudden Vernon Davis and Mike Crabtree looked like genuine weapons on offense.
I am not sure what you are talking about here. Vernon Davis was always a weapon, he had great years with Smith under center. Actually Davis turned into a non-factor once Kaepernick took over. Smith lost his job to an injury not because of his play, you can also say part of him losing his job was because of Harbaugh. Harbaugh wanted his guy in there and he didn't draft Smith.
That offense sparked once Kap took over. I know Smith was hurt, but it was clear by the break of that MNF game that SF was going to have a decision to make. I know Smith had success there, but outside of that play-off game where he gunned down the Saints, I can't remember the offense being very exciting in SF. He's a game manager... I thought that was pretty clear about him by now, no?

Maybe the stat's aren't glaring... but I don't recall Mike Crabtree doing much with Smith. Maybe I just saw all of his bad games. ;)
Lots of wide receivers don't produce in their first couple years. Part of the reason Crabtree produced so well was because Kaepernick forced the ball to him. So really what changed, instead of Vernon Davis being the guy getting all the looks, now it was Crabtree and the other one was a decoy at best. Look at Smith's number through 8 games last year and look at Kaepernick's first 8 games this year. Their stats are almost identical.
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