Originally Posted by Mac-NinersChiefs
If people are so sure Reid will air it out more, then the numbers will be close. Remember, Harbaugh pushed balanced, conservative offense. SF had a very strong defense and punter to play the field position game. Reid seems like he will take more risk and aggression to the field (at least somewhat more).. so Alex's INTs may rise a bit, but the pass yards should rise as well.
The 9ers were 4th in rushing and 23rd in passing. That's not balanced but it's definitely conservative. That's what you do when you have a really good team and a limited quarterback. When you don't have a really good team and you have an extremely limited QB you get Matt Cassel or Alex Smiths bad years.
I suppose we'll see as far as Andy Reid airing it out. I suspect we just drafted a RT with the first pick of the draft and a fullback later on for a reason. Alex may throw more times but I'd hope it'll all be underneath stuff and screens. I wouldn't call that airing it out though.