Originally posted by okdkid:
Originally posted by mike:
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Kyle Williams, despite whatever he does, will always be remembered as the guy who cost the 49ers a legit chance to win a Super Bowl.
He has no chance for redemption unless we win a title with him making a big contribution (both of which are unlikely).
Our chance to win a SB was this year...and Kyle Williams is THE main reason we didn't see it happen. f**k HIM.
I thought 3 for 13 on 3rd downs, the fact that we had the opportunity to march down the field and get a field goal but NO we had another 3 and out instead, was the main reason we lost?
I'll try to come up with an analogy here, say a chicken is crossing the road, it has like 9 opportunities to cross that road, but instead stands right in the middle of the lane. When a car finally hits it, you blame the car?
Williams just sealed the deal, obviously you want a receiver who's like 5th or 6th on the depth chart to step up but that's a ton of pressure for someone who never usually even starts. We weren't getting the usual turnovers(we'd have been decimated against the saints the previous week without those turnovers), it was just a matter of time before our 3 and outs caught up to us.
I remember one of the commentators saying that the Patriots failed to take advantage of opportunities in their first superbowl meeting against the Giants, ultimately that's how I see our game against them. A bunch of failed chances to make game changing plays. When a game changing play inevitably goes there way you can't just blame the guy who hammered the last nail in the coffin.
You, sir, are correct. KW was just the final nail in the coffin. We simply did not execute on offense to earn a championship. Blaming KW is like blaming the last pack of cigarettes you smoked for your lung cancer. Our horrendous offense pushed us to the cliff's edge. KW simply took the final step.
That's a strange way of looking at it.
For me I can clearly see that if our offense had played lights out then yes, KW wouldn't have been a factor. But the facts remain that despite our s**tty offensive play we were winning the game. If we didn't filed a punt returner (and they still punted it to the same spots) we win the game 14-10 most likely.
Think about it. Just having the ability to go 3 and out and then punt the ball for the rest of the game probably wins the game. Andy Lee is a top tier punter, we had the lead. It wouldn't have been pretty, but it would have won the game.
The Giants only crossed the 50 on their own merit in the 2nd half ONCE. They were getting shut down by our D. But low and behold KW gave them two starting field positions very near the red zone. That is why he lost the game. IF you're not better than not fielding anyone at your position then you're the cause. No PR, we get terrible field position or touchbacks and we probably go 3 and out and punt. If that's the way the game goes I see us easily winning that game 14-10
Not claiming that I can predict what would have happened. Who knows, but the way the game was going that is how it would have likely played out. KW handed them beautiful fiels position, TWICE. They weren't getting there on their own