Originally posted by B650:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by backontop:Originally posted by Ninerbowl6:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by MadDog49er:Originally posted by OnTheClock:Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Couple responses on this thread:
1) In my response, I laid the responsibility on this loss squarely on the shoulders of the defense. There were surely other factors which contributed to the loss. The team seemed unprepared entering the game, and the Packers had a better game plan: Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball. The offense did not help matters at all in the first half. However...
2) The Packers had the ball six times in the first half, and scored on five of those possessions. A 5/6 scoring ratio, especially when turnovers were non-existent, is tremendous for an offense, and pathetic for a defense.
A team is simply not going to win by allowing the opposition to score on 5 of their first 6 possessions.
P.S. For the record, the Packers began their five first-half scoring drives on these yard lines: the 26, 23, 22, 19, and SF 45. In other words, these were long drives.
Stop this nonsense, MD. Clearly, the offense is to blame for our defense not being able to prevent any of these scoring drives. We shouldn't expect NFL players to perform for even a mere half of football. Are you crazy? Who could EVER expect players in the NFL to not get gassed after just a single quarter of play?
This is absurd. The Packers scored on drives that would have likely been the same field position had we scored and kicked off to them. Scores on 5/6 possessions is unacceptable. Poor tackling, lack of awareness, and overall lack of preparedness killed us. We were outcoached and outplayed.
We were down, what? 20-3 at the half? 23-3?
This is the NFL -- you make a stop, you get your rest. The defense couldn't get themselves off the field.
The people who are mindlessly arguing that the defense's problem was due to the offense must not have seen the game.
What is laughable to me is that the Packers scored on the opening kickoff (the Niners offense was not on the field before), and then again on the second drive, after the Niners kicked a field goal. The Packers stacked on 10 points before the Niners begin their second offensive drive. How is that the offense's fault?
The correct answer is that the Niners offense had nothing to do with the Packers' first two drives and ten points. In fact, the defense actually performed better after these two initial drives, with 1 stop in the next 4 possessions, compared with the "rested" defense, at 0 stops in the first two possessions.
Once again, people, nobody is saying the offense was impressive in the first half. But, to lamely argue that the Niners' offense caused the Niners' defense to collapse is a weak argument. It is simply not true.
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What game were you watching? The score was 3-6 with 9 minutes to go in the 2nd half and GB scored 20 in the entire half. How could this be if they scored on 5 of their first 6 possessions?
Our defense was stopping the Packers.
The defense didn't have a bad game.
5 yards passing in one half is what killed us more than anything. Take a look at the 2 and 7 in our second drive. It was a playaction to Gore and Smith had Morgan open for a 3 yard pass with what would have probably ended up as a 5 yard gain with RAC to make it 3rd and 2 but Smith didn't throw the ball because he began looking deep.
On the second sack, when the score was still 3-6, Smith held the ball for 3.5 seconds and then began to run but the DE disengaged from being blocked to make a tackle for the sack.
I don't know what game you were watching MD but you better watch the 2010 GB/SF game.
LMAO!!!!! No your right they played excellent.......not getting off the field and allowing the packers to end the game on a 5:36 sec drive is really Alex Smith's fault!!!! Why the heck wasn't he out there making tackles.....some leader he is
Not to mention the 30 pts he allowed.
Yet Smith's 5 yard half and the defense's almost shutout half keeps getting overlooked. Why do I keep making extreme comments?
Because Smith worked wonders the ENTIRE GAME and the defense didn't do s**t the ENTIRE game. Alexusers saying Smith had a very good game is an extreme comment. Alex stunk up the first half along with the offense just as much as the defense did but you won't hear from me that the defense stunk it up as I don't hear from you that Alex stunk it up.
You don't see it, but the rest of the world sees it: once we opened up the offense, we scored 21 points. When we were in our regular offense, we scored 3 points. Now, is that on Smith? How come the HC and OC don't get any blame, but only Smith does? By the way, Montana had many bad halves. Young had many bad halves. Manning had, and will continue to have, many bad halves. You don't base a performance on one half.
We opened up the offense against TEN also. Sing said the truth on KNBR, it's different throwing when your down by 20 than throwing when you start the game.