1. Unprepared team lacked focus, (mental mistakes) 2 penalties early that either hurt our drive or extended theirs( illigal formation,& offsides #55) that gave them a first down on 3rd down & resulted in a TD rather than a FG attempt.) Fumble by L James. there was 3 9ers standing right there and not one of them reacted and jumped on the ball. Just stood there and assumed the play was over.
2. Coaching,(A) far to conservative with offensive playcalling. 3rd and long two times we ran the ball and gave it back to Ravens with good field pos. (B) Poor choice to go for two when there was still well over 7 minutes in the 4th, (C) wasted 2 time outs that could have been vital. 3 straight throws to Crabtree on last drive, where was VD esp when Crabs was getting so much attention. (D) Unaware of punter going to eat clock and take a Safety, & no trick play in place for last kickoff with 4 seconds remaining.
3. Came out flat in first half and was unable to over come a 22 point def. Waited to long to free Kaep to make some plays with legs.
Mostly felt Coaching was biggest reason for loss, John Harb was aggressive (fake punt and willing to pass on 3rd and long) and Jim was content with punting when faced with 3rd and long situations.
So sad we lost mostly our undefeated record in SB. Maybe next year we won't spot teams 17+ points before we show up.
Still love my Niners and Jim Harb. Kaepernick gonna be fun to watch next year. (is it August yet?)
[ Edited by 9erfreak on Feb 4, 2013 at 5:26 AM ]