Fangio had some real good LB back in New Orleans. But the speed of both Willis and Bowman, I don't think he ever had in N.O. Patrick Willis an ILB against TE Pettigew and pretty much held his own.
Bowman and Brooks was doing the same thing on Pettigew when he came their way.
The D-line was just awesome. Could be wrong, I don't remember we ever have to blitz once. McD, J. Smith and Aldon was all over Stafford when they had to. Last Lions' drive, first play, sack of Stafford -- Lions didn't want anything to do with a comeback drive anymore, even though there's about 1 min left on the clock. They walked up to the LOS all dejected like.
Ted Ginn, he shorten the field for the offense on the last game winning drive down to about 30 yds.
Offensive line made too many penalties, some of them drive killer. Running on that Lions defensive line made the difference. On a few plays they just ran right past Gore on their way to Alex Smith. All Gore did was do a stop and go, daylight for big gainer.
Admirable efforts from the wide receivers and D. Walker but we need more. We need Braylon Edwards to come back. Not sure why VD wasn't involved much.
Alex Smith had a really up and down performance. He had it all, good, bad and ugly. Receivers wasn't getting open to throw to except Crabtree and Walker occasionally. Gore also dropped a few in the game. That last drive, go 30 yds. 4th and 5 at the goal line. Like Harbaugh said, 'Clutch!'
Our coaching staff came up with a great game plan both offense and defense. We have a better coaching staff then the Lions. They didn't or couldn't make the adjustments to our game plan.
I know it's would almost be impossible to keep all of our guys together next year, but if they could. It's the SB!!!