Originally posted by 49erswillbeback:
Originally posted by toppdogg32:
I mentioned elite defense b'cuzz that's what you and media continue to laud- and I just dont see ANY defense as elite that allows Ponder and Rudolph to shred it. We have had problems stopping the pass since forever, and although were better, I dont think we ranked that high in pass defense ratings last yr. or this one so far ! And yes the unheralded QB's you just mentioned DID smack us around, but did they do that to everyone else ? hmmm., compare thestats and get back to me. Didnt mention Graham, but he DID light us up, and Pettigrew and Rudoplh ARE NO Graham, so should we feel better,or am I more right about that point ? I dont havta go back to 2000 like you did-last yr. Moeaki lite us da f..k up too! and most of the times we get scored on is by slot and TE guys. Hell FB outta backfields get us too. Bottom line is yesterdays game supports my assesment/arguement... Talk all you wont but Who won, who lost, and how did it happen ????
PS- Bet Keller has a better game vs. us than Rudolph...bet me
The defense is elite. Yesterday they played in their base defense which was the first time this year. They gave up 24 points which is not elite but they were not blown out either. Obviously we would like them to come out and only give up fg's but that's not realistic. 24 points would not be all that bad had our offense actually put up more then a single touchdown.
It was the 3 80+ yards that killed us. Sure they gave up only 24 points, but 21 of those came off those long drives. They milked the clock on us and didn't allow our offense to get onto the field. They beat us at our own game. That's my honest opinion.
They came out and set the tone immediately while we missed open passes, missed sacks, let there guy get open on 3rd down, committed 30 yards in penalties after we cut the lead to 4.
While I agree the defense is elite, I just think our whole team played bad. Yeah the offense could/should have scored more, but the defense should have made the stops on these longs drives. We just could not stop them. They were pounding the ball, getting guys wide open, and they went for it on 4th and 1, while we kicked.
The Vikings beat us, time to move on I think for everyone.