Very nice job as always, Marvin...
Certainly agree with your comments about Goldson. I noticed several times when he either missed a tackle on Lynch or took a poor angle. Ironic, since he was named to the Pro Bowl but if the Niners can find a better guy in the off-season, I say to Baalke, make the change.
I would add to your list these comments...
First, I think we saw Alex Smith take "the next step" to becoming an elite QB in this game. He was scrambling around like Tarkenton back there. I've never seen him do that to the degree he did against Seattle. Very impressive.
Equally impressive was the play and discipline of the OL....178 yards rushing and one false start penalty against a top 10 run defense and in the loudest stadium in the NFL. Great work.
Also, does anyone really think that if Willis was healthy that Lynch scores that rushing TD? Man....if Willis is playing, he runs down that play and probably throws that guy for a loss. His forte and strength is running down RBs on the edge.
A couple of other comments....
First, that hit on Kyle Williams was one of the most cowardly things I've ever seen on a football field
and I've been watching NFL games for over 40 years now. Those type of hits used to be called "spearing"....or hitting a defenseless player leading with a helmet. The league should suspend both of those Seachickens (apt moniker here) for half of next season just to set an example. Williams could have seriously hurt on that "play"....perhaps even paralyzed. It made me sick to watch it.
In fact, after watching that game, I'm beginning to think that Seattle is a dirty team...not all of the players of course but certainly some. I noticed several late hits on special teams on Saturday, one of the first play of the game that led to a big scuffle and another later in the first half that occurred 3-4 seconds after the whistle. No call either time of course.
Also, the Niner WRs were being mugged way past 5 yards all day and no calls. Meanwhile, T Brown gets called an extremely questionable PI call and Costanzo gets a phantom illegal block penalty on a long punt return by Williams that cost the Niners about 50 yards of field position.
This was one of the most poorly officiated games I've seen in a long time.....and the vast majority of the bad/no calls benefited Seattle.
Then...after the game, Pete Carroll had the nerve to b*tch about the officiating for 2 calls that didn't go Seattle's way....the first being a false start on his own guard
that wasn't called and resulted in T Jackson being tackled on the one yard line by Rogers, and the second was an alleged push off by Crabtree on his 41 yd reception with about 3 minutes to go (replays showed he didn't push off)...
What little respect I had for Carroll went out the window in this game. His team has a bunch of cheap shot artists on it and he is a whining little baby.
Would be very interested to hear comments from Zoners who noticed what I did...