Originally posted by BayArea:
I try not to pin the redzone playcalling in the superbowl exclusively on Roman. I have to believe that Harbaugh had the last say on those plays and could have changed it had he wanted to. I am also sure Kap had some audibles he could change the plays on his own. Also Kap had a few chances where he could have ran it in himself but instead went to Crabtree for whatever reason. So I don't put 100% of the blame on Roman I do put probably about 75% of the blame on him though.
I don't disagree with you, but the Ravens blitzed every play that series (minus the QB keeper that wasn't a play cuz we called TO.)
They were making sure:
A: He was going to have to make a quick decision
B: He wouldn't be able to run it in
C: Clog up running lanes/preventing the Read/Option
In those circumstances Kaep has almost GOT to go with the quick throw (to his best option)......Crabtree.
The Ravens DC, D. Pees, did his homework and they were waiting on it.