Originally Posted by jd1020
Doesn't matter how much Reid wants to air it out if his starting QB is too scared to take the shot.
I'm expecting lots of sacks and checkdowns.
Alex isn't a gunslinger, but this "scared" angle gets way overblown. Lots of checkdowns from Harbaugh in 2011-2012 were designed plays... clear-outs. This isn't the old 2006-2007 days where tons of checkdowns went to Gore just because they were easy.
... then again, with a guy like Charles out of the backfield (or in), maybe it would be wise and beneficial to check passes to him frequently.