Re: Kaepernick has guts!
posted at 2/5/2013 12:15 AM EST
In response to stan17's comment:
In response to kansaspatriot's comment:
They should have ran it every down. They would have won the game. he could've bootlegged it
Instead they invited a full on blitz on the 4th down, who didn't know that was gonna happen
I agree on this completely. I would've went with the pistol read option for the first 3 plays on the final 4 plays. Also use Gore not James.
I am a Pat fan(all Boston teams) first as first 21 years in Maine but now live in SF.
First, I blame Harbaugh for the loss as if 49ers scored at the end, all the calls/non calls issues would have been moot ! First and 7 he calls a running play & gets 2. So has 3 downs to get 5 yards. It's 2 min 20 sec and he lets clock run down burning the 20 secs. This is tremendous overconfidence they are to score & he wants no time left on the clock. I prefer to get the score and then, yup, there's still a min or so where good defense is needed as they did in the Atlanta game. But if they don't score & hold Balt as they did from the 5 yard line, they would have had 20 more secs & maybe 2 pass plays Hail Mary's or not.
Ok, the egregious non holding call on 4th down as defender had his arms around Crabtree as if Dancing with the Stars. How about 1st and goal with 1 min left ?
But on the 4th down Kaep should have called the last time out as he saw the defense was going to blitz and he was rushed in the pass to Crabtree.
On the safety play, Balt was holding...no call...& penalty would have left clock at 11 sec & not 4 sec so time for 1 Hail Mary.
I felt Balt was holding on the 2 pt conversion the 49ers did not make.
How about Rice's run which was 1 yard short & they were given a 1st down. Harbaugh threw the flag & won the call but they did get the 1st on the next play.
On the 106 yard kick off return a block in the back was not called.
Again, if they scored in the last minute all these bad calls/non calls wouldn't have mattered.