Originally posted by Num1player16:
Originally posted by Niners99:
Id kind of rather see the offense first. Get Kaepernick on the field asap to eliminate the nerves, and have a chance to start tiring out the D right away. As much as we have been able come back lately, id like to try and get on the board first. The last thing we need is a Torrey Smith deep ball TD to start it off.
I just dont want a situation where Kap is pacing the sidelines for half of the 1st quarter while the D gets tired. Our offense is the hotter unit right now. Lets try and go get an early lead.
I disagree, getting the ball after halftime is a huge plus especially if we can somehow end the second quarter with some points. Our D usually forces a punt on the first possession of the game anyways, Kaep and the O will be out there around the 11 minute mark.
Our D hasnt been very good in the 1st half of games lately. I dont want to start the game out being down. And like I said, as "cool" as Kap appears, hes still going to be subject to SB pressure. Get him on the field early, let him take that first hit, and all the butterflies will disapear. If he can get a good drive going, or even just get rid of the initial nerves, he will be set for the game.
IMO you want to eliminate those nerves as early as possible so he can get into a flow. We almost lost that ATL game because of a 1st half where our D was on the field too much, and Kap was on the sidelines. The Ravens D isnt going to blow a good sized lead in the 2nd half like Atlanta, so we want to get out to a good start. Put the pressure on the Ravens to keep up with us.
I just think this SB is a special circumstance, and taking the ball first is a good idea. Theres a pretty good chance that happens too, since the Ravens will likely defer if they win the toss.