Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
The tie sucks but much better than a loss.
The 2 fake punts seem to bother me more than anything at this point.
I agree the tie is better than a loss (could prove substantial if Seattle kicks it up in 2nd half), but there were two parts of the game that irked me the most:
1. The two fake punts. The first one made me upset, but after rewatching saw that they just read the defense. We were going for the blocked punt but lost the gamble, so good job on scheming by StL coaching staff. The second one was the WORST of the offenses. They've shown they are willing to fake the punt, and we HAVE THE LEAD IN THE 4TH QUARTER! WHY THE F**K WOULD YOU NOT PLAY COVERAGE?!?!?!?!....Okay, I'm calm now, but yeah, there was no excuse for that one, period.
2. We were out-schemed and out played on both lines. First, the StL coaching staff schemed perfectly on our DL. They didn't HAVE to worry about doubling JSmith or Soap. They ran a TON of delayed hand offs b/c they knew our DL is aggressive, giving SJax cut back lanes. What bothered me more was that they were getting to our LBs, which NEVER happens, b/c they had no fear of our DL. Second, our OL did not come to play in the 1st half. They were getting bullied and pushed around to the point of sheer embarrassment. Their DL is pretty solid (Langford and Long are legit, Brockers can be great as well), but our OL is MUCH BETTER that what they played yesterday.
I'm hoping this game was just a blip, an anomaly. A team not taking their opponent seriously and an opponent coming in with something to prove/nothing to lose. Lets hope Harbaugh gets them in line and kicking some ChiTown ass come Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!