Just a couple thoughts of last night’s game.
*The O line looked terrible
*The play calling looked repetitive
*Case was staring down his receiver too much
-After the first couple of plays of the opening drive, it all seemed down hill. The 49ers D was dialed in and the Rams O pretty much did nothing. They looked like they were manhandled in the trenches. I think this was obvious because both Todd Gurley and Case couldn’t get a rhythm going. A couple of flashes here or there but then they were shut down.
-They kept talking about the Rams doing exotic looks but despite their formation their play calling seemed repetitive and predictable. Going back to my thoughts about the O line, once the play scheme was figured out the 49ers pretty much stacked the box and either stuffed the run or rushed Case to pass.Not sure I can even say the 49ers were blitzing and instead just overpowering the O line (once again reverting back to the 1st comment). However I felt like the play calling was reverting back to the OC last year that was let go mid-season, Once the interim OC took over I thought they went more vertical and things were moving. I saw pretty much none of that last night.
-When I watched Case, I felt like he was eyeing his man down too much. Sometimes they were quick passes/timed routes, but I noticed this on other times as well. I think that is what lead to the tip interception and the other interception. The 49ers were watching his eyes and that is why there were a lot of pass breakups. I thought there could have easily been more interceptions at times. That being said, I felt like he didn’t get much help from his line or receivers. It looked like Derek Newton a few years ago just letting people run right by at times. Also I thought he made some good throws that people didn’t pull in.
Overall a pretty disappointing showing by the Rams except for the D, which did all it could. The offense looking terrible as a whole could be bad and good for Case. Good because it doesn’t single him out and it shows the line needs to get it together, receivers pulling in balls, etc., but bad because he is the “Field General” and they did nothing under his watch.
I hope they can turn it around and Case can not only improve but hold his starting position.