This is the 3rd time this season that the defense has not been able to get off the field at the end of the game (last week was almost a 4th, if Cutler didnt suck). I am ok with the one in Minnesota that was a great drive, but against the Colts and the Packers there was over 5 minutes left in both instances and they allowed the other team run the ball effectively and they played like they didn't know what the other team was trying to do. I can't blame the coaches for this, I will have to put this on the Defensive players for not having that extra push at the end.
Regardless of how the rest of the game went, at the end of all these games it came down to if 49ers defense can stop the other teams offense. Are you going to say at the end we got tired and wore out that's why we couldn't stop them??? If so admit you are tired and get out of the game.
The players I think that will definitely have to be upgraded is Parys Haralson, that's right not Manny, Parys. Manny can at least play linebacker, in the pass and he has been solid at setting the edge on the run. Parys, I watched today dog it on a number of run plays, he can't defend in the passing game, and that makes him a pass rush specialist with 3 sacks with only 6 games left in the season. I would rather see Brooks in there, I think he should start next week and see most of the snaps. (And did u watch the game today, 9ers need Takeo back!!)
[ Edited by tmg808 on Nov 22, 2009 at 3:04 PM ]