We’ve heard this week that the 49ers offense under new coordinator Mike Johnson will be more creative. It will have more variety, and look to exploit matchups more.
That may all be true. But after listening to the press conferences from Mike Singletary to Alex Smith, I remembered back to the summer. Back then, all we heard was that former coordinator Jimmy Raye’s offense was ready to take major strides.
do think there will be more variation,” Smith said on Wednesday via the Sacramento Bee. “I think personnel
and formations and things like that, there will be some different
things. I think we’ll find out how they’re going to play certain
personnel, find out how they’re going to play certain formations and
then go from there.”
Mike Singletary said he chose Mike Johnson for offensive coordinator in part because of a conversation the two men had Sunday night. Singletary asked for Johnson to make a list of all the ideas he had to improve the offense.
liked what I saw,” Singletary said. “I felt good about what I saw and
with the conviction that he spoke on, and with some of the things that
I’ve seen him do, some of the ideas, some of the creativity, I felt that
it would be a good move.”