#1) Biggest change in PATS game: Somehow, Coach Harbaugh and Roman managed to get the plays in well in advance of the play. This glaring error cost us a tie and a loss to the RAMS. I suggested cutting either roman or harbaugh out of the chain of command in getting plays in and further suggested Roman have his microphone cut off. Well, it was JH whose mike was silenced. Result? All but one play came in on time, and only ONCE did Coach H have to call T.O. before clock expired. In the previous game, Coach called 5 T.Os because plays didn't get play in on time. OK, that was fixed. Now it has to stay fixed for the SEA game and beyond. I guessed roman would be the one to have his mike cut out. Instead it was JH. You didn't see JH talking behind his playsheet except for a very few times.The result was spectacular. Finally we cut out not getting the play in on time. We cannot slip back into that disastrous situation.
#2) I was sure we were going to put pressure on brady with a 4 or 5 man rush every play, and frequently with a 6 man rush. Well, the DL put huge pressure on Brady in first half, and did it with the 4 horsemen of the DL. Only 1 blitz i can recall and that was Rogers who got to brady , but he threw ball in dirt. Same thing is going to apply in SEA...without Justin...and that is huge pressure on their qb. No NFL qb does well passing when lying on his back. The D is going to either put the same rush on SEA Qb they did on Brady, or they will have to use a 5th and 6th guy, if the 4 man DL can't pressure williams.
#3) Everyone applauded JH for the aggressive O & D play calling in first half. Once we got up by 28, he went from head up coverage to a loose, keep the play in front of you, and we backed off welker and hernandez. Result was that brady just killed us, and scored 28 pts in 10 minutes. We have to play all 60 mins head up on WRs and TEs , despite the score. If ahead by 1 pt or 28, we should be playing the same tight coverage of the first half of PATS game, for 60 mins. This will require some substitution on D in 2nd half. It is also possible we are playing from behind, and if so, we have to cover tightly and put the BIG RUSH on SEA qb.
#4) With the 4 TD lead, the O playcalling fell into the sewer. Four 3 and outs in 4 possessions, each followed by a PAT TD. I trust Coach H learned that with or without a lead, you do not change your successful play calling and run 3 and outs. There was no chance taking, no thought to the 3 and out plays. Now, once Coach awoke from his slumber when Brady scored 4 times in 10 minutes, he once again became aggressive and threw on 1st down , an 8 yrd pass to crbs, who added another 30 YAC for a TD. That is same thot process JH should have been using with a 28 pt lead. His decision to take his foot of the neck of both the PATS D and O, didn't just backfire, it almost cost him a game he was leading by 4 TDs. Hopefully he learned his lesson of playing conservatively. Play not to lose and....you always lose.
#5) Fumbled snaps by Kap, could have killed us, except for some enormous luck, and also some deft play by Frank for a TD. Kap or Alex cannot be fumbling the ball on snaps from center. If that happens again, put Kap in shotgun or pistol, but don't let him fumble snaps under C and keep him playing there. Work on C-QB exchange in practice,, not games. IF snap fumbles start occurring, DO NOT PUT KAP UNDER CENTER.
Finally, an issue we did NOT see in PATS game and that is a QB who scores 3 TDs on runs. And not just in one game either. Somebody, probably p-52 is going to have to spy on williams, and any time that kid tries to run, #52 is going to have to shadow him. Patrick is fast as lightning, and that is what it will take to keep SEA qb from gouging us with his runs. Bowman or Brooks could also be the spy, but someone is going to have to keep on him every play...and #52 is faster, so I guess he gets the job.