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oldman9er's 1st Quarter observations - Game 2

Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Great job again Om9, this is part of the reason why you are one of my favorite posters!

oh, stop... I'm blushing...

2nd QUARTER

San Francisco 49ers continued. OAK SFO

1st and 10 at SF 34 (15:00) S. Hill at QB G.Coffee right end to OAK 48 for 18 yards (H.Eugene, R.Brown). 0 0
beautiful pull block for Rachal and solid block from VD to seal the corner... MROB was also a key to this run as a FB lead blocker on the SS, Snyder did just okay, but his man couldn't get over/through to help anyway... nice pull block from Heitmann as well.
1st and 10 at OAK 48 (14:15) S.Hill pass incomplete deep left to J.Morgan.
Solid OL blocking all around. Hill had some short routes open (Coffee in the middle and Walker on a quick out) but went deep sideline... threw out of bounds to a well-covered Battle.
2nd and 10 at OAK 48 (14:10) S.Hill pass short left to V.Davis to OAK 47 for 1 yard (C.Johnson).
good OL blocking again... quick, 1 yd pass
3rd and 9 at OAK 47 (13:25) (Shotgun) S.Hill pass short right to J.Morgan to OAK 40 for 7 yards (J.Miller). Caught at OAK 41.
Snyder and Wragge struggled a little but recovered to maintain protection. Ugly but effective elusiveness from Hill... Ugly and dangerous looking pass to Morgan. CB jumped the pass lane in front of Morgan, but the ball just managed to squeeze in there.
4th and 2 at OAK 40 (12:31) (Shotgun) S.Hill pass incomplete short left to J.Morgan (T.Kelly).
nice protection... throw to a double-covered Morgan... the safety #33 looked disappointed that the pass was batted at the LOS. Hill and Johnson (QB coach) working things out on sideline

Oakland Raiders at 12:29 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 41 (12:29) J.Russell pass short middle to Z.Miller to SF 48 for 11 yards (D.Goldson). Caught at SF 48.
base D... poor DL rush from Franklin and Sopoaga... Justin stoned on double team... Manny in coverage, and Brooks stoned outside... tight coverage from Goldson on TE
1st and 10 at SF 48 (12:00) J.Russell pass incomplete deep middle to D.Heyward-Bey.
base D... ILBs rush... TKO gets through and good pressure... nice coverage by Bly on the receiver's back... ball squeezed past the arm of a reaching Manny in Zone
2nd and 10 at SF 48 (11:50) J.Russell pass short right to J.Fargas to SF 37 for 11 yards (D.Goldson, N.Clements). Caught at OAK 46.
base D... Brooks drops in coverage... Sopoaga gets upfield well to QB... Franklin turns toward screen alertly and chases... ball arcs over a rushing Manny outside... Franklin gets over well but bounces off the RB for a mistackle... dragged down by Nate.
1st and 10 at SF 37 (11:11) J.Russell pass short right to Z.Miller to SF 35 for 2 yards (M.Roman).
base D... Franklin gets over OCs shoulder and upfield to pressure QB... no one else got pressure on that quick throw...
2nd and 8 at SF 35 (10:37) J.Russell pass incomplete deep right to J.Higgins.
base D... whole DL gets stoned... Manny on coverage, Brooks gets RT off balance and throws him down... Nate holds onto WR to avoid the deep pass after getting beat on double move
PENALTY on SF-N.Clements, Defensive Pass Interference, 22 yards, enforced at SF 35 - No Play.
1st and 10 at SF 13 (10:32) J.Fargas left tackle to SF 11 for 2 yards (D.Bly).
base D... Manny holds the edge well as Bly fills in nicely for run stuff... Ulbrich took out the lead block FB, and Sopoaga slid over well to help. Justin engulfed by a double team, and Franklin turned from play by single blocker
2nd and 8 at SF 11 (9:55) J.Russell pass incomplete short right to J.Higgins.
PENALTY on OAK-C.Green, Ineligible Downfield Pass, 5 yards, enforced at SF 11 - No Play.
2nd and 13 at SF 16 (9:51) (Shotgun) J.Russell pass short right to J.Fargas to SF 2 for 14 yards (M.Roman).
PENALTY on OAK-S.Satele, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at SF 16 - No Play.
2nd and 23 at SF 26 (9:35) L.Murphy left end to SF 24 for 2 yards (D.Bly, J.Smith). SF-D.Bly was injured during the play.
base D... nice awareness and hussle from Justin on reverse to his side... Bly stands WR up nicely and Brooks and Justin drive him back and down... who says Bly lacks the F in Fysical?
3rd and 21 at SF 24 (8:51) (Shotgun) J.Russell pass deep right to L.Murphy for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN. 6 0
Nickle D... Manny and Brooks at DE... lousy rush from all 4 DL... ugly play by Nate and Roman... Nate sees an underneath receiver (13 yds away) hitting the flat and is very slow to recover to the WR in the corner endzone... Also poor play and awareness by Roman, who drifts back in what would be a cover 4 movement, rather than slice over to the wide open endzone WR. Stupid, as the middle, underneath was clearly well covered already.
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-S.Lechler. 7 0
S.Janikowski kicks 71 yards from OAK 30 to SF -1. A.Rossum, Touchback.
DRIVE TOTALS: OAK 7 SF 0, 7 plays, 59 yards, 1 penalty, 3:44 drive, 6:15 elapsed

San Francisco 49ers at 8:45 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at SF 20 (8:45) G.Coffee left end to OAK 45 for 35 yards (T.Howard, H.Eugene).
Outstanding pull block and lead block by Wragge + MRob... VD and Staley also sealed the side well... fantastic pull block by Heitmann also. I want to see many more calls like this, everyone executed brilliantly, and Coffee rewarded them in kind
1st and 10 at OAK 45 (8:14) S.Hill pass incomplete deep right to M.Robinson.
all day for Hill on the fake reverse... all OL did well, VD and Coffee with good blocks... deep pass to MRob streak out of reach and out of bounds
2nd and 10 at OAK 45 (8:06) G.Coffee left guard to OAK 42 for 3 yards (T.Scott).
Heitman and MRob with good interior blocks... Battle (from motion), Staley, and Wragge with decent push... the right side did what was needed
3rd and 7 at OAK 42 (7:24) (Shotgun) G.Coffee left tackle to OAK 34 for 8 yards (T.Branch).
fine job by Heitmann, Rachal, Snyder... great job by Staley and Wragge to open huge hole for Coffee
1st and 10 at OAK 34 (6:44) G.Coffee left end to OAK 29 for 5 yards (G.Warren).
another nice lead block from FB MRob... great pulls by Wragge and Heitmann... VD and Staley good blocks... Battle used again on motion for help with interior blocking ( just wow... love this OL on run plays and very cool playcalling )
2nd and 5 at OAK 29 (6:09) S.Hill pass short right to A.Battle to OAK 17 for 12 yards (S.Routt). Caught at OAK 25.
nice quick curl and pass to Battle (caught helmet high!!!)... OL held well enough.. Coffee with a great low cutblock on DE
1st and 10 at OAK 17 (5:25) G.Coffee left guard to OAK 12 for 5 yards (T.Howard).
nice push by Staley and VD... pancaking pull block from Rachal... more lead block goodness from MRob at FB, and tough running by Coffee
2nd and 5 at OAK 12 (4:45) G.Coffee left end to OAK 8 for 4 yards (T.Branch, C.Johnson).
entire OL + VD just mauling the front 7.... another pull from Rachal and lead block by MRob... Battle in there scrapping.... Wooohooo!!! smash mouth, biyatches!!!
3rd and 1 at OAK 8 (4:14) G.Coffee left guard to OAK 4 for 4 yards (T.Howard).
Norris with solid lead block... more pull block from Rachal, with Staley, Wragge and VD getting push. More tough running, Coffee.
1st and 4 at OAK 4 (3:31) G.Coffee up the middle to OAK 1 for 3 yards (T.Kelly).
decent job by Snyder... great job by Rachal getting into 2nd level... Heitmann driving his man back.... Wragge, not much... Norris, good lead... Tons of Raiders converge
Timeout #1 by OAK at 02:51.
2nd and 1 at OAK 1 (2:51) G.Coffee up the middle to OAK 4 for -3 yards (S.Williams).
[b]Hard to see what failed, but it appears that Wragge fell down, allowing penetration to Heitmann's backside (
Originally posted by ubaisore94:
IM glad someone else watched the same game...I am not a Smith apologist, etc...but he looked much improved.... used pocket well.... the announcers said he threw a wobbly pass to Bruce but i saw it get deflected...and the pick may have been because Morgan isnt used to catching a ball with that zip on it as Hill has more touch at this point.. I guess I end up rooting for Smith because the media seems to say how horribly he did but when you break it down, he was doing most of what he needed to do...

I actually thought this was one of the better games Alex has had in his career.

Let me get the only two negatives out of the way.

1. Pass to Bruce: yes we all know, it was a look to the right and he quickly came back to the middle for his second read. Alex NEVER showed this much quickness in between reads and the throw. It almost seemed like he rushed the throw but it was nice to see him look to the right, and quickly come back to a medium depth route to the middle rather than looking deep only or short only.

2. The turnaround scramble. Alex should have trusted his blocking better as Coffee and M. Rob picked up the quick penetration in middle VERY well. If Smith didn't turn around into the DE, then he would have had a nice pocket and probably a wide open man somewhere.

3. He hurt himself. You can make all the excuses you want, but this is happening to him too much.

Positives:

1. He actually looked off the defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You don't even know how much of an improvement this is. The pass to Vernon, you could see Alex look off to the slot receiver and this got Vernon open even more. However, would've like to see him lead Vernon a little better to pick up more RAC.

2. Shifted in the pocket very well. Aside from his turnaround scramble (shakes head), he shifted VERY well in the pocket and actually looked comfortable. I didn't think he had this in him and the looking the defense off, making a quick second read, and now this!!!!! These are things I thought he would never show and he actually showed it. If he keeps it up, he may be ready next year.

3. Showed major "I don't give a s**t" attitude. Anyone can layout a man who isn't looking but I liked how Alex stood over him and punked him. I know it isn't the right thing to do, but it is when you need to get some swagger. Also, very nice tackle on the INT that wasn't his fault.

4. Dropped passes made him look terrible. Yes, if he rifles a ball in there, he must hit the chest and not above the head.
continued... 3rd Quarter


San Francisco 49ers at 15:00 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at SF 20 (15:00) N. Davis at QB. M.Robinson right tackle to SF 24 for 4 yards (J.Miller).
Decent pull block from LG Howard... decent penetration and push from OC Wallace... nice lead block by FB RentMeester... sucky block by RG Spanos... decent one from DWalker... Marvel did his job well enough in opening the hole
2nd and 6 at SF 24 (14:22) M.Robinson right tackle to SF 36 for 12 yards (R.Brown).
excellent pull block from Spanos... great lead block by RMeester... fantastic job by both Sims and Howard to get over quickly for second level blocks... decent recovery and job by Wallace... Marvel did well on turning his man from the hole... nice block by DWalker to stand his man up the DE to seal the outside run
1st and 10 at SF 36 (13:39) M.Robinson up the middle to SF 39 for 3 yards (R.Brown).
good push from all (esp. right side), but ILB slipped in quickly for tackle
2nd and 7 at SF 39 (13:05) M.Robinson left guard to SF 45 for 6 yards (S.Norris).
nice job by left side, DWalk kept the DE occupied... RMeester went quickly to second level LB... Sims kept his man off just long enough... another slick pull block by RG Spanos
3rd and 1 at SF 45 (12:25) M.Robinson left tackle to SF 49 for 4 yards (J.Boyd).
Sims and Howard did enough (didn't need to do much) same as DWalk on other side... Wallace no push... Spanos squirmed through to briefly occupy LB... Marvel turns his man and opens a hole
1st and 10 at SF 49 (11:51) M.Robinson left end to OAK 43 for 8 yards (S.Norris).
Marvel showed good burst to run across field for a LB block... Finley with good seal block on DE... DWalk block attempt sucked... nice job in open space by Sims pull block... RMeester pounded his man pancake style...
2nd and 2 at OAK 43 (11:07) M.Robinson right guard to OAK 36 for 7 yards (R.Baker).
no push from Sims or Howard... Wallace slips through for ILB... Spanos gets beat, and nearly allows the RB to get stuffed (great cut and go move by MRob)... Not too impressive block by Marvel, but it did the job well... excellent blocking from the motioning Spurlock next to Marvel
1st and 10 at OAK 36 (10:26) N.Davis pass incomplete short left to M.Spurlock.
Marvel's man goes around him, but gets nicely blocked by RMeester... Spanos gets slowly beaten, and his man puts good pressure on QB... Sims almost lets his man get around, but recovers... pass thrown poorly behind target
2nd and 10 at OAK 36 (10:20) M.Robinson right end to OAK 28 for 8 yards (D.Brown).
pitchout... great block by Marvel... Spanos creeps second level... Wallace gives it all he has as he and his man slide toward run... pathetic cut block attempt by Sims (really funny)... MRob showing breaktackle ability.
3rd and 2 at OAK 28 (9:53) PENALTY on SF-K.Howard, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at OAK 28 - No Play.
3rd and 7 at OAK 33 (9:29) M.Robinson left end to OAK 33 for no gain (R.Manning).
pitchout... MRob nearly runs into Spurlock, who sissy-missed his block... DWalker did well, but Sims missed his pull block assignment who tackles MRob, awful... 1 mere throw from Nate Davis?
4th and 7 at OAK 33 (8:51) J.Nedney 51 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Right, Center-B.Jennings, Holder-A.Lee.

Oakland Raiders at 8:46 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 41 (8:46) B. Gradkowski at QB. B.Gradkowski scrambles right end to 50 for 9 yards (I.Sopoaga).
base D... Balmer at LDE gets upfield well over RT's shoulder, but it takes him out of the bootleg run by QB... no niners close
Penalty on SF-D.Evans, Defensive Offside, declined.
2nd and 1 at 50 (8:31) M.Bush up the middle to SF 48 for 2 yards (D.Briggs).
base D... Briggs defeats WR low cutblock and makes tackle nicely... Balmer washed out a little but holds pretty well vs double... Sopoaga holds ground well enough, lil better than Evans did... Lambert lined up well for the tackle if needed
1st and 10 at SF 48 (7:41) B.Gradkowski pass deep right to B.Myers to SF 12 for 36 yards (R.Smith). Caught at SF 23.
base D... pass thrown in 3 seconds... Balmer would have had the QB in 4... brief double on each Sopoaga and Evans...TE had a step on Reggie Smith inside... not awful coverage, but needs to be better
1st and 10 at SF 12 (7:06) M.Bush left guard to SF 9 for 3 yards (D.Briggs).
base D... Balmer sheds blocker... Sopoaga moved backwards 2 yds by the double... Evans contained well enough... mistackle around the edge by quick Briggs... Roland wiggled through traffic for a good tackle...
2nd and 7 at SF 9 (6:25) (Shotgun) B.Gradkowski pass short middle to B.Myers to SF 3 for 6 yards (S.McKillop).
base D... Balmer explodes through RT, gets close to QB... 3.5 second throw... Sopoaga takes initial double... Evans gets around outside shoulder of LG, gets close to QB... squeezed in to TE on Mckillop
3rd and 1 at SF 3 (5:55) B.Gradkowski scrambles up the middle to SF 1 for 2 yards (J.Roland).
base D... Sopoaga loses ground by double for the inch first down
1st and 1 at SF 1 (5:16) L.Rankin left tackle to SF 2 for -1 yards (D.Briggs).
base D... Evans was the man here... he split a double and penetrated enough to close the rush lane... Sopoaga basically dove forward and smashed 2 OL down... Balmer tries hard to get over there, cut low... Also nice job by Briggs to come all the way across from his edge rush...
2nd and 2 at SF 2 (4:39) B.Gradkowski pass short right to B.Myers for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN. 13 3
base D... camera slow to the snap... the key was that the misdirection made Roland and most importantly McKillop bite too hard... leaving his man wide open for the TD
R.Schmitt extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-S.Lechler. 14 3
R.Schmitt kicks 70 yards from OAK 30 to end zone, Touchback.
DRIVE TOTALS: OAK 14 SF 3, 8 plays, 59 yards, 4:13 drive, 10:27 elapsed

San Francisco 49ers at 4:33 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at SF 20 (4:33) N.Davis pass incomplete short right to M.Spurlock [J.Richardson].
Marvel misses the DE, and RMeester did not expect the full rush so he got blown up... QB was very smart to throw it away
2nd and 10 at SF 20 (4:27) N.Davis pass short left to J.Finley to SF 28 for 8 yards (M.Greenwood).
camera is late again, but QB is well protected by all OL on his deep drop...
3rd and 2 at SF 28 (3:52) M.Robinson up the middle to SF 31 for 3 yards (S.Norris).
entire OL gets zero push up the gut... Sims did what he to on his side... same for Finley and RMeester, but the interior lost that battle... hard running from MRob
1st and 10 at SF 31 (3:08) N.Davis pass incomplete short right to D.Zeigler.
everyone did fine except for DWalker on blocking, which essentially killed the play
2nd and 10 at SF 31 (3:00) N.Davis pass short right to J.Hill to SF 44 for 13 yards (J.Boyd, S.Norris).
OL held just enough, but it was close... Toledo and Wallace need to anchor the rush better than that... nice pass by QB...
1st and 10 at SF 44 (2:25) M.Robinson up the middle to SF 46 for 2 yards (G.Gunheim).
Sims did well getting second level block... Toledo did well opening hole... good pull block from Spanos... DWalker couldn't sustain block...
2nd and 8 at SF 46 (1:48) N.Davis pass incomplete short right to J.Finley.
MRob misses key block on the 2.5 second pass
3rd and 8 at SF 46 (1:42) N.Davis pass short right to D.Walker to OAK 27 for 27 yards (J.Boyd). Caught at OAK 40.
QB rolling out nicely to evade pressure, and throws a nice pass to DWalker who gets good RAC yds... (MRob was blocking left and couldn't get over rightside in time to pick up defender) OL did fine
1st and 10 at OAK 27 (:58) M.Robinson left end to OAK 5 for 22 yards (R.Baker, M.Greenwood).
great pull block Wallace... Pasco had adequate block to seal edge... nice job by Sims slicing in to block DT...
1st and 5 at OAK 5 (:20) M.Robinson left tackle to OAK 1 for 4 yards (M.Greenwood).
decent Toledo pull block... decent Finley block... Pascoe holds his man up well enough to seal the rush lane...

END of 3rd QUARTER
4th Quarter

San Francisco 49ers continued. OAK SFO

2nd and 1 at OAK 1 (15:00) N.Davis pass short right to D.Walker for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. 14 11
Wallace was slowly getting overpowered... would have been a problem had the pass not been thrown quickly... all other OL did okay... decent TD throw to DWalker
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. N.Davis pass to D.Walker is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS. 14 11
the blocking was fine all around... nice bullet pass from QB (Nate)
A.Romero kicks 73 yards from SF 30 to OAK -3. N.Miller to OAK 22 for 25 yards (D.Briggs).
DRIVE TOTALS: OAK 14 SF 11, 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:36 drive, 0:03 elapsed

Oakland Raiders at 14:57, (1st play from scrimmage 14:50) OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 22 (14:50) B.Gradkowski pass incomplete short left to D.Strong (M.Harris).
base D... Nice rush and pressure in the face of QB from OLB Harris... nothing worth mentioning from anyone else
2nd and 10 at OAK 22 (14:47) B.Gradkowski pass short middle intended for N.Miller INTERCEPTED by S.McKillop at OAK 29. S.McKillop to OAK 29 for no gain (L.Rankin, N.Miller).
base D... some pressure from LDE Balmer bullrushes RT into the QB's pass, wobbling it easily to Mckillop.... Harris gets upfield but mirrored out... Evans at RDE doubled out... Sopoaga useless... J Moore covers the flat...

San Francisco 49ers at 14:39 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 29 (14:39) K.Sheets right tackle to OAK 26 for 3 yards (J.Richardson).
Boone crashes in for good interior block... DWalker does enough... J Hill runs down field after motion yet blocks no one... RMeester barely gets a piece with lead block... pulling LG Howard too slow to be effective... Wallace (at RG) gets into second level for a lil LB block
2nd and 7 at OAK 26 (14:00) K.Sheets right end to OAK 11 for 15 yards (J.Boyd, M.Greenwood).
Boone, DWalker, and a pulling Wallace spring nice rush lane here. Spanos (at OC) gets enough to prevent LB from coming up behind/the side for Sheets... damn, Sheets can NOT go to the p-squad
1st and 10 at OAK 11 (13:17) K.Sheets up the middle to OAK 9 for 2 yards (G.Gunheim).
pull block from Wallace... think DWalker couldn't sustain the block
2nd and 8 at OAK 9 (12:34) K.Sheets up the middle to OAK 5 for 4 yards (J.Richardson).
nice push from Boone... Finley tries hard... gets a little... Wallace with nice push (seems a better OG than OC)... Spanos, just a little push... DWalk with ineffective lead block as FB
3rd and 4 at OAK 5 (11:51) PENALTY on SF-J.Bender, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at OAK 5 - No Play.
3rd and 9 at OAK 10 (11:27) (Shotgun) N.Davis pass incomplete short right to D.Walker.
Bender's (LT) man beats him around the edge, and he frankly held him (no call)... Spanos and Howard couldn't contain 1 man (#67)!!!... Boone and Wallace had no problems... Nate rolls out and throws it away
4th and 9 at OAK 10 (11:21) A.Romero 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Jennings, Holder-A.Lee. 14 14
A.Romero kicks 50 yards from SF 30 to OAK 20. N.Miller to OAK 26 for 6 yards (J.Roland).
DRIVE TOTALS: OAK 14 SF 14, 6 plays, 19 yards, 3:23 drive, 3:44 elapsed

Oakland Raiders at 11:16, (1st play from scrimmage 11:13) OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 26 (11:13) C. Frye in at QB. C.Frye pass short right intended for N.Miller INTERCEPTED by C.Thomas (J.Word-Daniels) at OAK 40. C.Thomas pushed ob at OAK 25 for 15 yards (C.Morris).
late camera view... couldn't see OLB, pretty certain it is Briggs with good pressure around edge and right on QB... overthrown ball tipped downfield by Word-Daniels and in the hands of CB Thomas.

San Francisco 49ers at 11:00 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 25 (11:00) N.Davis pass short left to J.Hill to OAK 10 for 15 yards (D.Brown).
Strange play.... Boone backed up to protect, but backed into FB Miller also protecting strongside... (looked like Miller should have been further over)... this allowed the DE to put a good hit on QB, but he delivered a nice pass just before... Bender was getting beat badly around the other edge, and got away with a hold... Spanos lost ground but held long enough...Howard was a bit lost
1st and 10 at OAK 10 (10:18) K.Sheets left end to OAK 12 for -2 yards (R.Boschetti).
Boone hit second level quickly... Toledo sucked arse, got beaten and was the key failure on the run stop...
2nd and 12 at OAK 12 (9:39) K.Sheets left end to OAK 5 for 7 yards (D.Brown).
pitchout ... Bender and Howard with effective pull blocks... Spanos and DWalker helped set the edge as well...
3rd and 5 at OAK 5 (8:59) K.Sheets right tackle for 5 yards,
perfect lead block by Miller... nice job by both Finley and DWalker to set the seal blocks... excellent pull block by Boone... nice 2nd level block by Spanos... Toledo did just okay...
TOUCHDOWN. 14 20
A.Romero extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Jennings, Holder-A.Lee. 14 21
A.Romero kicks 58 yards from SF 30 to OAK 12. N.Miller to OAK 33 for 21 yards (M.Harris).
DRIVE TOTALS: OAK 14 SF 21, 4 plays, 25 yards, 2:06 drive, 6:06 elapsed

Oakland Raiders at 8:54, (1st play from scrimmage 8:49) OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 33 (8:49) G.Russell right end to OAK 36 for 3 yards (J.Roland, K.Mitchell).
base D... Mitchell doesn't hold the LOS very well... RJF good penetration and recognition, just far away from the play... Egboh fought hard on double team... J Moore held up very well, but misses diving tackle... good hussle from Mitchell at sideline tackle
2nd and 7 at OAK 36 (8:19) C.Frye sacked at OAK 30 for -6 yards (K.Mitchell). FUMBLES (K.Mitchell), RECOVERED by SF-S.McKillop at OAK 34.
Briggs blazes in around the edge, but left early... Mitchell gets great penetration... RJF explodes into a double team... Egboh gets outside penetration... Mitchell strips the QB... nice runback from Mckillop comes back. Singletary looks pizzed off
S.McKillop for 34 yards, TOUCHDOWN NULLIFIED by Penalty. 20 21
Penalty on SF-K.Mitchell, Personal Foul, declined.
PENALTY on SF-D.Briggs, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at OAK 36 - No Play.
2nd and 2 at OAK 41 (8:05) G.Russell to OAK 47 for 6 yards (J.Moore).
base D... LG did just enough to slide RJF out of the rush lane... Mitchell didn't go backwards, but got turned and pushed a couple steps out of rush lane... Egboh lost ground as he closed the gap... Jay Moore slid to the tackle, but finished the tackle poorly
Timeout #1 by SF at 07:08.
1st and 10 at OAK 47 (7:08) C.Frye pass deep left to B.Myers to SF 22 for 31 yards (S.McKillop, K.Sheets). Caught at SF 25.
base D... DL and OLBs collapse pocket well to QB, but he gets the pass out in 3 seconds... Mitchell did a great job of beating his man and putting interior pressure... J Moore and Briggs closed around the dges well... outstanding catch in tight double coverage (McKillop under/Reggis Smith over)...
1st and 10 at SF 22 (6:25) C.Frye pass incomplete deep middle to T.Watkins.
base D... Briggs mirrored off well... Harris in coverage... RJF doubled out... Mitchell pushes forward slowly for a couple yds... Egboh contained (yet illegally yanked)... very tight double coverage from Reggie and Word D
2nd and 10 at SF 22 (6:18) C.Frye pass short right to N.Miller to SF 8 for 14 yards (C.Thomas, J.Word-Daniels). Caught at SF 17.
Nickle... slick PA rollout... J Moore a few yds from QB with arms outstretched... CB Thomas bit hard on the PA, and was miles from his TE assignment
1st and 8 at SF 8 (5:36) L.Rankin left tackle to SF 5 for 3 yards (J.Word-Daniels, J.Moore).
base D... DL held very well... flags thrown
PENALTY on OAK, Illegal Formation, 5 yards, enforced at SF 8 - No Play.
1st and 13 at SF 13 (5:13) C.Frye pass short right to T.Watkins to SF 11 for 2 yards (R.Smith). Caught at SF12.
base D... Briggs had to decide whether to attack QB or scramble back on his coverage, he attacks and get his hands in the face of QB... RJF was getting nice penetration on other side... nice open field tackle by Reggie S.
2nd and 11 at SF 11 (4:29) C.Frye scrambles right tackle to SF 9 for 2 yards (P.Egboh).
base D... looked like a good DL rush, but Mitchell got turned late, and QB saw nice rush lane of his own
3rd and 9 at SF 9 (3:43) PENALTY on OAK-J.Marten, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at SF 9 - No Play.
3rd and 14 at SF 14 (3:39) C.Frye scrambles right end to SF 1 for 13 yards (R.Smith).
nickel... lousy 4 man DL rush, but J Moore (LDE) did get held by RT when the QB scrambled his way... terrible positioning for the QB tackle by CB Word-D
Oakland challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was REVERSED.
C.Frye scrambles right end for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN. 20 21
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. C.Frye pass to W.Franklin is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS. 20 21
4 DL... lots of DBs and a LB up close to LOS... Reggie Smith gets terrific blitz rush to QB (QB helped by rolling a little his way)... had to throw it out the endzone... target was well doubled by Word-D and Hudson
R.Schmitt kicks 76 yards from OAK 30 to SF -6. M.Spurlock, Touchback.
PENALTY on OAK, Offensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at OAK 30 - No Play.
DRIVE TOTALS: OAK 20 SF 21, 8 plays, 67 yards, 1 penalty, 5:24 drive, 11:30 elapsed

San Francisco 49ers at 3:30 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at SF 25 (3:30) K.Sheets right tackle to SF 27 for 2 yards (D.Bryant).
decent pull block Toledo... good lead block RentMeester... Finley and Boone did their job well enough... good job by Spanos in second level block...
2nd and 8 at SF 27 (2:45) K.Sheets right end to SF 31 for 4 yards (J.Richardson).
good initial lead block by RMeester, but he went on to block another... leaving his first blocked target free to make tackle... Boone failed to engage his man, and he was the initial first block by RMeester. Spanos failed his block... Toledo did okay with 2nd level blocks
Timeout #1 by OAK at 02:36.
3rd and 4 at SF 31 (2:36) N.Davis pass short right to J.Hill to SF 34 for 3 yards (D.Brown). Caught at SF 32.
camera slow to the snap... all did well enough on protection... Spanos was slowly getting beaten, but didn't matter...
4th and 1 at SF 34 (2:30) A.Lee punts 46 yards to OAK 20, Center-B.Jennings. N.Miller to OAK 23 for 3 yards (K.Sheets, S.McKillop).
PENALTY on SF-D.Collins, Player Out of Bounds on Punt, 5 yards, enforced at SF 34 - No Play.
(2:30) A.Lee punts 65 yards to OAK 1, Center-C.Wallace. N.Miller MUFFS catch, RECOVERED by SF at OAK 1.

San Francisco 49ers at 2:00 OAK SFO

1st and 10 at OAK 27 (2:00) K.Sheets up the middle to OAK 26 for 1 yard (G.Gunheim, D.Bryant).
Howard lost ground, anchored better after... Bender failed to sustain block, causing tackle... Miller was unrewarded by an outstanding lead block in traffic
Two-Minute Warning
2nd and 9 at OAK 26 (1:59) K.Sheets left tackle to OAK 27 for -1 yards (R.Boschetti).
Toledo and Spanos got push... Boone couldn't get his man crashing in, and was the key failure on that stuff... Bender nor Howard was holding up poorly anyway...
Timeout #2 by OAK at 01:56.
3rd and 10 at OAK 27 (1:55) K.Sheets left end to OAK 16 for 11 yards (D.Brown).
nice pull and downfield block by Bender... Howard got pushed back again... Toledo did well... Pascoe did really well opening up lane... good lead block by RMeester
The Replay Assistant challenged the first down ruling, and the play was Upheld.
1st and 10 at OAK 16 (1:11) N.Davis kneels to OAK 17 for -1 yards.
2nd and 11 at OAK 17 (:30) N.Davis kneels to OAK 19 for -2 yards.

End of 4th Quarter
Your breakdowns are great and much appreciated. Sure helps me understand why certain plays work or don't.

Your next assignment: it would be interesting to issue some grades and observations. It its really difficult for most of us to assess individual interior players because that takes both a replay device and a technical understanding of what a player's assignment is and what the technique is to carry it out.

Your pay might be in the mail.

Thanks.
Great breakdowns of the game!
thanks so much oldman
Originally posted by carlgo:
Your breakdowns are great and much appreciated. Sure helps me understand why certain plays work or don't.

Your next assignment: it would be interesting to issue some grades and observations. It its really difficult for most of us to assess individual interior players because that takes both a replay device and a technical understanding of what a player's assignment is and what the technique is to carry it out.

Your pay might be in the mail.

Thanks.

Thanks again for your assessments. I to would like to get your evaluations of the various players and schemes. I would like to get your thoughts on each of the linemen, some thoughts on their development, which linemen would play best together, the OC perspectives, and what you see happening for the niners.
Hey Oldman, you are a bright addition to this crazy place. Your susinct snippets of the plays allows one an insider's look to how they develop and how the team played.

This kind of analysis doesn't come along that often. I for one am very grateful for you and your contribution to this site. Seriously, I have deep respect for your gift to us.

Wow, really glad that others are getting something out of this other than just myself... thanks. As for overall, individual assessments, I'll see what I can do, and I wish my free time was limitless to be even more informative.


Go Niners !!! (Shaun Hill, Alex Smith, and ALL...)
I know it's TV and i couldn't see the whole field but did anyone else notice the crossing routes coming open in the middle of the field. I remember twice when Alex would duck out of the pocket someone come open in the middle of the field, or at least it seemed they were open. Also the interception was a bad decision. Morgan was five yards from the 1st down and it seemed as if VD was about to come open.

Anyway these are reasons why Hill needs to start and why Alex needs to ride the bench and watch for awhile. Hill throws the receiver open while Alex has to see the separation. By the way i'm not a smith hater in fact i watched the Raider game with my Smith jersey on.