Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
Dixon will be gone next year. Niners will draft a big running back that hits the hole hard but.........WHY NOT RUN FRANK GORE INSTEAD OF DIXON. He was running well the whole game. The passing game was struggling. NO ROLL OUTS for Alex Smith. Roman called a horrible game for our last five possessions, he kept going deep when that isn't our strength. Throw quicker passes and get the ball out ,, That's west coast offense. Really frustrating. I was at the game today. It all went downhill after K Williams got close to the punt. WHY IN THE HELL DID HE DO THAT???????? But then we had our chances to win but we couldn't get anything going and played into the strengh of the Giants who got to just rush the passer and not think about the run. SO PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW!!!!! We should have won the game. Defense stepped up huge in the second half.
With that being said, it was a great run for the Niners. We did it this year with a great defense and special teams and a pathetic but mistake free O. And today we made the mistakes with the fumbles and it cost us the game.
Man...do I agree with this...
With the pressure the Giants were putting on Alex, asking him to take deep drops on a wet field when the receivers were not able to get any separation...was not putting him in a position to succeed. I was wondering what happened to the screen passes to Hunter...effective all season. At the very least they could have just done simple slants to their TEs and wideouts... The playcalling was definitely questionable at times....and I also think the team played "not to lose". The coaches and players could have and should have been more aggressive. I would have thought they would have learned that from the Dallas game earlier in the season.
This is a painful loss on a lot of levels because the defense played championship caliber football today.....an absolutely magnificent performance. Those guys did not deserve to have the team lose in the way that it did.
Not to be redundant but....The First Rule of Championship Games is....DON'T TURN THE BALL OVER......guess Williams didn't get the memo. I love the kid but that was pretty inexcusable...and he should have been reminded to protect the ball at all costs in OT.
A great season ended prematurely IMHO..... This was a game that was very winnable.....and should have been won.