Re: Ravens CB: 49ers are 'fake tough guys'
posted at 2/5/2013 11:00 AM EST
In response to dapats1281's comment:
They earned the right they talk. There's a reason why most indifferent fans don't like them.
For as much crap the Pats get from outsiders, at least they don't rub it in their opponents faces after a playoff win. And I'm pretty sure they don't whine like the 49ers players and coach were after the game.
Oh well. At least Cromartie, Rex, Braylon and Bart Scott are still ringless
Whining???..the following is not from a biased sports reporter from the "SF Chronicle" but form the Boston Staff.
Bad no-call sours Super Bowl loss for 49ers
San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree coudln't reach a pass because he was impeded by Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, left, while safety Ed Reed shadowed in coverage. (Jeff Haynes / REUTERS)
By Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff
"I never would have thought we would be talking about a non-call in the Super Bowl again. At least not so soon.
But in a season that began with replacement referees and ended on a 4th and 5 hold -- and yes, it was a hold -- one has to seriously be concerned with the state of officiating.
The San Francisco 49ers fan base was sent into a tailspin after an infraction on Michael Crabtree's possible game-winning touchdown went uncalled. It was one in a series of bad no-calls in Super Bowl XLVII."
I think brother John is a better coach. The safety play to burn almost 10 seconds and avoid 49ers from being able to toss up a Hail Mary was brilliant as kicking from the end zone Niners might have blocked it or had the ball at the 30-40 yard line.
I blame him for the loss last year vs the dredded Giants. After the ball hits the knee of the receiver and lets NY recover & tie the game, in OT put in Gore or someone more sure handed but not the same receiver as gun shy, he fumbles again and a gift field goal wins the game.
This year I also 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. No diversity in 3 plays all passes to Crabtree. No read option. No quarterback scramble. No targets for Vernon Davis or even Randy Moss. But Gore who had 100+ yards & Kaep had 60+ should have run the ball at least on 2nd & 3rd downs.
Burning those 20 secs was tremendous overconfidence they were 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.