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Harbaugh and company treated this game like a glorified practice and we still dominated

Atleast IMO. We threw downfield a lot more with some mixed results, and it seemed like we ran less of our normal stuff. We were able to rest Gore for the most part, and we were kind of sloppy on special teams. Still, 16 PT win is pretty good.
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.
It does seem like the last few games they're making an attempt to use game time situations to get comfortable with new pass formations and plays, I like it.
Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
It does seem like the last few games they're making an attempt to use game time situations to get comfortable with new pass formations and plays, I like it.
Real talk
The rain really f**ked us up too. The field goal unit threw away 9 points, which makes it 32-7. The high throws and drops could have been a result of the rain...
for whatever the reason though, this team does treat games against the Browns, the Skins, the Cardinals, etc, as different than against the Lions and the Giants. IDK if its a glorified practice or what--I find it hard to believe, though, that they are not talking games seriously and are still able to dominate.

but it does seem like these kinds of games almost have some kind of ulterior motive beside the game itself. IDK. It could just be the myth that Harbaugh has created, or that we've created about him, about being the genius that is ten steps ahead of everyone that is hiding the fact that we are playing down to opponents, or soemthing.
The time of possession was 45/15. Total domination of a very bad team. Lots of mistakes but hey, it was a terrible opponent.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.

Out of 49 rushes though dude. There have been games where he gets 90% of the carries.
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.

Out of 49 rushes though dude. There have been games where he gets 90% of the carries.

the percentage is meaningless. he had 24 carries, easily above his season average. that's not rest.
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.

Out of 49 rushes though dude. There have been games where he gets 90% of the carries.

Yeah Gore had a pretty leisurely day.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
for whatever the reason though, this team does treat games against the Browns, the Skins, the Cardinals, etc, as different than against the Lions and the Giants. IDK if its a glorified practice or what--I find it hard to believe, though, that they are not talking games seriously and are still able to dominate.

but it does seem like these kinds of games almost have some kind of ulterior motive beside the game itself. IDK. It could just be the myth that Harbaugh has created, or that we've created about him, about being the genius that is ten steps ahead of everyone that is hiding the fact that we are playing down to opponents, or soemthing.

Nice post. Personally, I'm with WillisTheWall on this one, it looked to me as if we were trying to roll out the passing game and played a large part of the game as if we were down 14 in the third quarter. That's something that we have to do sooner or later, so I see the logic in it. Nevertheless, it's a bit risky to play a Sunday scrimmage against the Cards.

Fortunately, the D played outstanding today, even by their exceptional standards. Again, they gave the offense some breathing room with which to get their stuff in a pile.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.

Out of 49 rushes though dude. There have been games where he gets 90% of the carries.

the percentage is meaningless. he had 24 carries, easily above his season average. that's not rest.

Particularly not with the way Mr. Gore runs.
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.

Out of 49 rushes though dude. There have been games where he gets 90% of the carries.

the percentage is meaningless. he had 24 carries, easily above his season average. that's not rest.

Particularly not with the way Mr. Gore runs.

and with the hitting in this game. this was a violent, hardhitting game. That was not a walk in the park 24 carries. Those were hard fought carries.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Gore had 24 carries. he didn't get s**t for rest, no matter how early he came out.

Out of 49 rushes though dude. There have been games where he gets 90% of the carries.

the percentage is meaningless. he had 24 carries, easily above his season average. that's not rest.

Particularly not with the way Mr. Gore runs.

and with the hitting in this game. this was a violent, hardhitting game. That was not a walk in the park 24 carries. Those were hard fought carries.

I never said they weren't hard fought carries. But if you look at all the carries that Hunter and Dixon got, and those could've easily gone to Gore. It seemed like more of those were in the 4th q or atleast 2nd half. Gore has had plenty of games with 30+ carries. AlL I said is that they could've used him more and they gave some other guys chances, which basically equates to some rest. Gore usually gets the vast majority of the carries, not about half. I wasn't watching the game as closely as I usually do anyway, since I had family over. But I don't see what the big deal is. He got a little bit of rest. We threw deep more and used our back up RBs a little more. Just my opinion. It seemed like they used this game to experiment a bit and not like they were 100% focusing on picking AZ apart.
We could have dominated the way the Tards kept turning it over....but I think we fell a bit short of the type of performance you'd call "dominant".

Gotta love homer excuse threads like these though.
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