Originally posted by scopur49er:
Originally posted by Canadian49er:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
Originally posted by djfullshred:
We learned that Singletary/Raye are not going to deviate from the situational play calling chart that tells them to run the ball no matter what if you have a lead in the 4th quarter - even if you are leaving enough time for the other team to come back if you don't get a 1st down.
So true and so scary. The really frightening thing is the quote attributed to Sing saying he won't 2nd guess Raye and wouldn't analyze his play choices???!!!! WTF! Has he been watching our each game ended with our inability to even get first downs and repeatedly going 3 and outs while stubbornly running for negative yards? "Won't analyze"? Isn't that the job of the head coach.
We lost on the luckiest 32 yard pass and catch you will ever see...
There's nothing wrong with the play calling. Just bad luck
We ran the clock down so that the Vikings eventually had to score on a bomb with 2 seconds left on the clock. I'll take that every single game
When you stubbornly and ineffectively run the ball up the middle against the best run defense in the league and go 0-11 in 3rd down conversions then yes, there is something very wrong with the offensive playcalling.
Re: the playcalling, I know Coffee had trouble catching that one pitch to the right (I forget what quarter) but I don't think every play needs to be a draw. More runs to the outside would be beneficial.
As for the last 2 possessions, I don't think I can condemn Raye for those. In fact, I kinda agree with TK:
Singletary and Raye were going to run it three times, force Minnesota to burn all three timeouts, then Singletary was going to trust his defense to keep the Vikings from going 80 yards with no timeouts and about a minute left.
That’s how the 49ers are going to play this. I’ve covered plenty of defensive-minded head coaches and this is the way they almost always do it–when they were purely defensive coaches, they HATED IT when they were protecting leads and the offense killed the clock with incompletions or when the QB turned it over late.
Defensive-minded coaches who like their defenses trust their defenses to hold. That’s who the 49ers are–hold on defense, pound you on offense, build a lead, force the opponent offense to do something miraculous to pull it out.
Favre did the miraculous. I don’t even have a problem with the 49ers defense at the end–sure the DBs dropped back deep (but not deep enough!), but defenses always do that when the opponent has to score a TD in the last few plays.
The 49ers rushed four on the last series, and almost got Favre several times. Looked like they rushed four plus a late fifth guy on the LAST play. So that’s no pure prevent defense.
Favre simply beat them. It’s not Raye’s fault. It’s not Singletary’s fault. They had it set up the way they wanted. If they had Favre or Peyton Manning or maybe even Michael Crabtree, maybe they would do more throwing (or any throwing) in that situation.
It was a perfect throw and an absolutely incredible catch. Such is life. Let's kick the sh*t out of the Rams next week like we are supposed to, and then kill ATL afterward like not many expect us to. Playoffs.