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.