Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
Originally posted by mayo49:
Originally posted by captain_planet:
Total net yards:
Giants - 342
49ers - 314
Average gain per play:
Giants - 5.3
49ers - 5.2
Giants - 5/15
49ers - 4/14
If the turnover margin was closer to the norm and Akers kicked well, this would have been a great game. It was the interceptions and missed field goals that cost us. The game planning and play calling weren't perfect, but we still were about even besides the turnovers.
Yeah, even when they were up just 10-3, you felt it was out of reach because of how bad we were playing.
too many gimmick plays. they need to get back to what they were doing against detroit, green bay, jets and bills. they tried to force the wild kaep/pistol offense b******t and rotated the QBs way too much. impossible to get into a rhythm when they get pulled every other play. they had success in the 1st half with smith when he was consistently playing, they started to get into trouble when they kept putting kaep in and yanking smith. they need to run Gore more than 8 times thats for damn sure. run shotgun sets with 3 or 4 options like smith likes. moss should be on the field a lot more than he is, he takes a safety with him EVERY time! whether hes a decoy or a target he needs to be out there. also need to get davis and crabs involved on the underneath stuff and on slants. lot of improvements need to be made on how they approach their offensive philosophy. gotta get the passing game goin at all costs.
Good observation. In the case of each pick, there were TWO safeties that were allowed to sit back and play center field, just waiting to poach on the throw.
A HUGE difference between the NYG and the 49er passing game was that the Giants had receivers on the field that demanded safety attention which left other receivers free to beat one-on-one coverage. Unfortunately, the 49ers, without Moss on the field, do not have anyone that demands double coverage.
The 49ers are still largely the same team they were last season. Yes, Crabtree is playing better and Manningham is better than the collection of WRs that were left over last season. However, the Giants demonstrated again yesterday that their corners are fully capable of defending MC in man coverage. Also, it is also important to admit that MM was the #3 option a year ago on the team that just schooled the 49ers yesterday.
I will leave it up to the coaches to know when AJ Jenkins is ready but to continue to struggle getting open receivers when Moss is not on the field makes me wonder why the speedy Jenkins is not in the game plan at some point. The kid must be far below the curve if he isn't even on the 45. Bad draft pick?