Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
That is really stupid. We were down by 8, not 7. So, if we had scored a TD with no time or little time left on the clock and we failed to get 2pt. conversion, then game was over.
We scored quickly...so if we don't convert for 2pts...we can onside kick it and have time to get in the FG range.
Whoever wrote this article isn't very bright.
I was fuming when I read that article and it was written by Michael Lombardi, former exec of the 49ers and Raiders.
This part made the least amount of sense to me.
The 49ers should have assumed they would score, assumed they would convert the two-point play, and also manage the situation to not allow the Saints from coming back to win with a last-second field goal.
Why would you make such an assumption...? When it was 1st and goal, I was hoping that we would run a play that was in bounds because I knew what Brees could do, but at the same time, I felt we couldn't afford to let too much time to run off the clock just in case we don't make the 2 pt conversion.
And in some ways, you got to show trust in your D, which Singletary did. And at the same time, we are a very young inexperienced team, coach included, and the main goal for that young group of guys out on the field was to score. We didn't have a Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or a Drew Brees. I deemed this as a great learning experience for Singletary and Alex Smith. One of those experiences that enables Alex to be Manning-like if the situation were to arise again.
[ Edited by 49ersRednGold on Sep 21, 2010 at 23:14:16 ]