Originally posted by marshniners24:
To get out of the first 3 games at 2-1, considering who we played is impressive. I ain't even mad. Would like to see some adjustments to the coaching(play calling, using the rooks, substitutions, etc) but this is nothing to get worried about.
The team needs to refocus and wake up.
The loss definitely stings, no doubt about it. But it's by no means this armageddon that so many make it out to be. And as I initially said, there's clearly a reason the rookies aren't playing. Harbaugh and Roman didn't just forget about Jenkins and James. They're not playing because they're clearly not ready and/or better at this point than the guys above them on the depth chart. Again, suppose Harbaugh gave into the request to play them (and they're not ready). Would you be thrilled when James would miss an assignment in pass pro leading to Smith getting crushed or Jenkins running an imprecise/sloppy/incorrect route leading to a pick-6. Trust that they're not playing because they SHOULDN'T be playing. You don't see them practice. They do. Just trust. Harbaugh has shown he's not too stubborn to replace guys if the replacement will give us a better chance at winning (swapping Rachal for Snyder, Spencer for Culliver, etc). All of our core guys in the organization (Jed, Baalke, Marathe, Harbaugh and several of his assistants) have earned and deserve our trust which is the first time in so long that has been the case, so just sit back and let them continue to work the magic that they've so consistently worked.