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Was the play call that caused Joshua Morgan to break his leg a mistake?

Was the play call that caused Joshua Morgan to break his leg a mistake?

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[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Oct 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM ]
  • Jacka
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Originally posted by VDSF:
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
so what if we kick the field goal and something happens to someone on our defense the next possession? It was an unfortunate accident but stuff like that happens in football. Morgan was in because Edwards is out and Crabtree is still nursing his foot. Ginn is our kick returner so it was Morgans and Williams in the game at that point. Harbaugh did the right thing going for the first down. Our defense just played lights out the whole game, they deserved to not have to go back out on the field with 4 minutes left.

Lol are you serious? so cause you think if we went for the FG something would have happened to our defense? Wow...

Now dont get me wrong, I love Jim's smash them to the ground attitude but being up 41-3 with 3-4 mins left, play it safe and save it for Detroit.

Yes that is exactly what he is saying. If you kick a field goal and make it then you have to kickoff again, which could result in an njury. Then your Defense would be on the field again for another 4 minutes with Tampa trying to score. Do you think Tampa would just run the clock out or take a knee? It is much easier to control the tempo of the game while you are on O. Getting the first down and then running the clock was the right call. Unfortunately Morgan got hurt. It was a fluke. Also there are only so many players on the team so you can't sub out everyone of them. Its football it happens.

Not sure what you are lol'ing and wow'ing about here?? Seems like we should be asking you the same question. Are you serious?
Loved the call, the play was executed. Morgan got injured in the process after the catch.
  • fryet
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Kevin Lynch has said it was a mistake to pile on:
http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2011/10/14/jim-harbaugh-decision-to-pile-on-hurt-his-team/

Apparently he believes defensive players are less likely to get injured than offensive players. And who exactly was supposed to sub for the entire offensive line?
Originally posted by fryet:
Kevin Lynch has said it was a mistake to pile on:
http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2011/10/14/jim-harbaugh-decision-to-pile-on-hurt-his-team/

Apparently he believes defensive players are less likely to get injured than offensive players. And who exactly was supposed to sub for the entire offensive line?
Read it. Completely agree with you. Lynch is wrong. Writers always seem to try and make up some controversy. Niners had four receivers active. Had to keep Crabtree off of his foot and save Ginn because of the return game. Who else could you put out there? Bad luck.....nothing else. Hopefully, Harbaugh will have to make decisions like this often! I love it when we are up a bunch in the 4th quarter. Kap can get all the reps he wants in garbage time as far as I am concerned. Have not seen this happen in years!!!!
Originally posted by fryet:
Kevin Lynch has said it was a mistake to pile on:
http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2011/10/14/jim-harbaugh-decision-to-pile-on-hurt-his-team/

Apparently he believes defensive players are less likely to get injured than offensive players. And who exactly was supposed to sub for the entire offensive line?

As Harbaugh explained correctly this week, there is no "second team" on a 46 man game day roster. If we subbed Chilo back into the game maybe Smith or Gore get injured due to a blown assignment . . . or we keep Ginn in for Morgan and Ginn gets dinged and we lose our return weapon. You can't predict or protect against this kind of thing. It's really ticky tac to be criticizing over over injuries at the NFL level.
Doesn't the fact that K Lynch said that it was a mistake prove that it wasn't?
The playcall was good. In the future when we're up or tryna to run the clock out, players should slide or run out bounds to avoid injury. If we're down then do whatchu gotta do to make a play. If we're up they shouldn't risk it.
No, blame Kaep for his slow delivery getting the ball to morgan a few secs late. Maybe earlier and he coulda got away/got in the endzone, without getting Got