I think the switch to zone coverage was done to prevent... but obviously Tom was shredding us. Not sure why we didn't switch back until we were tied... but it worked afterward. I think THIS was the only real bad play calling. Sure we ran on a couple of possessions 3 times, but up 28-21 and running the way we were, I was okay with it
Down to 14-7 point win, definitely needed to start going back to the pass a bit more.
Need to stick with what's working and not just bend-not-break mentality on defense.
It looks like our weakness is getting spread out and running no huddle. Luckily nobody can do it like Brady.
Originally posted by kingairta:
Tough to change defenses when facing a team who does the best job at running the hurry up offense.
Not on defense, on offense.
We let them come back from a 28-point lead!
I am happy with the win, it was good, but we cannot be afraid to keep adding points when we have a lead, especially against the Patriots.
The Offense didn't give up 4 tds in four drives. It was uptown the d to get off the field. We all know our offense is suspect in third down conversions.
Think about this way, if the offense keeps on putting points on the board, which it clearly did with ease with Kaepernick at the helm (4 touchdowns anyone?) the defense would not have to play as good against a explosive offense against one of the best quarterbacks to ever play!
I almost had a heart attack tonight!!!! I went through 2 jerseys and 2 Beanies before I got the right combination for the win Living in so cal the niners looked almost like the chargers during the second half. I hate it when they run he ball up the middle 3 times when it we have it within the 20. I know all we needed was a fg to make 2 score game but at least play action it once and go for it.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
this is typical niner talk. Stop b***hing and enjoy the win.
Did we win the SB? Plenty of things that still need fixing.
Yeah, we were outgained by 137 yards and had a series of ridiculously lucky bounces that swung the entire game. The win is awesome but I think we'll have to play much better to win at Seattle and secure the bye, let alone win the SB. The Pats sure didn't come out of this game afraid of us or even thinking we're the better team.
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