Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Kind of how like Ray Lewis didn't play in the Baltimore game and they still imposed their will on this team?
Fangio is a step above Manusky but he's frustrating with his overly conservative playcalling at times. When you have a young, questionable QB like Skelton, you bring the house and rattle him, not allow him to sit back and get comfy and pick the questionable secondary apart.
When Ray Lewis is missing the Ravens have Ed Reed, Suggs, and Ngata. The Niners don't have near the talent.
I agree he needs to blitz more but I don't think we are going to see it. He's totally relying on a 4 man rush to bring pressure and play coverage behind it. I think what makes it more disappointing is that we watch our offensive line struggle with multiple blitzes yet our defense never runs any.
With that said I can't blame coaching on today's lost. They just got beat by a better player in Fitzgerald. Stop one of those big plays. and get the offense to actually score red zone touchdown and you have a win.