Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Ronnie Lott are arguably the best to ever play their positions, but it wasn't measurables that made them great. It was their ability to come through when it counted most; they were CLUTCH. That ability to produce when it counted most is why they and the 49ers were champions for so many years.
My question is this; do we have any clutch players on this team NOW?
Do we have that player or players who when the game is on the line will somehow come through and make the game winning TD, Catch, Run, Sack, Tackle, Interception or Kickoff/Punt Return?
[ Edited by SanFranAddic on May 6, 2010 at 22:19:24 ]
Yeah I'd have to say lee, and Willis. That's it for me. IMHO, u can't be considered Clutch, and be in the top 3 of dropped catches. Vd and crabs all missed some perfectly thrown balls in some games we could have won. Gore had a few key fumbles.
I especially hated that game that sing told smith to put it on his shoulders, he led us 65 + yards then a key dropped pass. Leads us down the field again, this time gore fumbles.
Limit the drops "on like Jerry said, balls that touch ur hands shuld be caught. Dont matter bout the pass". Spoken like the true champ he is.
none of these guys have really been in any major clutch situation i know one thing the whole team lost in a must win type of game against Seattle i didn't see anybody do anything clutch to win that game.
Justin Smith (he's always playing the same speed at the end of the game, and I believe he got the sack on Warner to end the game last year that he fumbled out of bounds)
Frank Gore is as clutch as the Oline will let him be
Lee, Nedney, J. Smith, and Willis all play at that level. We just haven't been in enough big games for them to gain that "clutch" rep.
It's sad that we don't have any offensive player who have been clutch for us. Though Crabtree was definitely clutch in college and should that kind of player for us in the future. Dixon and Vann both look like they could be those kind of guys for us. I hope so.
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