Originally posted by pickle:
Originally posted by Jersey9er:
The only problem I have is number 6. The non-call decided the game. Throwing a flag would not have. The niners still would have had to make a play to win. Therefore, a ref NOT calling a clear holding penalty DID decide the game. Yes, we should never have let it get to that, but the lack of a call ended any chance whatsoever, and therefore, is a legitimate reason for the loss.
1. Kaep in the first half.... ( we used to get on Smith for this, but we cant just glorify what was done at the end, and erase what wasnt done in the beginning.
2. Wr's getting open.... I dont know who had a good day, but soo many times throughout the game i heard no one was open.
3. Dropped balls. there were at least 3 that cost us big. the one vernon had his hands on and dropped. the one that crabs had then dropped, and that last one to crabs where he should of known he was gonna get lit up, and held onto the ball.
4. Defense.... they bend and held throughout the whole game. We didnt sustain crap till after the power outage. Then i swear i heard this before, we scored fast as hell to bring us back i think within 2 scores. Dont get me wrong, we needed the points, but there were a few games this season, where we scored too fast, without giving the D rest.
5. Playcalling.... I'm a little tired of hearing about this. The playcalling is Roman and Harbs. even if they say it's just one of them, what i see is that they both have their hands in it. Just like Roman said after a loss with Kaep at center. It wasnt the playcalling, it was the execution. I noticed at one point, after kaeps int, they kind of took it out of his hands of throwing for a while. I remember on the next series even the announcers said yeah they ran on the third long down, because the double move that kaep made, showed that he was a little rattled. all in the first half. On the last series, is it really that hard to figure out. Harbs like he has done all season, made his mind up that they wanted that final TD from kaep's arms. Are we really that surprised. He didnt want it in Gore's hands. Do i know that for a fact, no. But i mean he hade the QB switch cuz he believe in it, and he helped call those plays at the end. We cant say when it favors us, the call is good, then when it fails, it's bad. He made a decision and has to live with it.
6. Refs--- listen, there where blown plays all game, on both sides of the ball. That last drive by us at the end was a good no call, because both players, crabs and the dback where goin at each other. and u cant leave any moment of the SB in the refs hands.
Overall, we got shut down, the first half thats what lost us this game. All the kaepernicking, and crabs lights out, and Gore just willing those running drives were non existent before the outage. Coming back at the end, yeah that was nice, but who cares really. Should of showed up, when it mattered most, and that was at kickoff.
I agree that the whole team played like crap for the first half of the game. The fumble by LMJ really hurt because the offense was clicking on that drive and it just killed momentum. Then Kaepernick throwing the INT on the next possession really deflated the team. I don't know what's going on with the defense, but it needs to get fixed this offseason. Too many times they hit Flacco or Rice behind the line of scrimmage, and let them wriggle away, and it was usually for a big play. Blown coverages in the secondary didn't help either. Like many others, I am scratching my head on the playcalling during the last series. Our run game was killing the Ravens defense, and we throw it with goal to go? Why not line up in the pistol and make the defense guess who's getting the ball. Put the ball in Gore's hands and let our offensive line maul their way into the end zone.
Now, the full force of my ire and disdain is directed toward the officials. I've never seen such a one-sided game called. I believe the Ravens had two penalties called the entire game, and that was only because they were blatant: the roughing the passer and the running into the kicker (which should have been roughing). A third one was off-set because the 49ers committed a penalty as well.
The offensive pass interference no-call killed what could have been a game-changing interception by Culliver, but the refs blew it.
Michael Crabtree had a no-call for defensive pass interference that would have resulted in a huge gain, but the refs blew it.
Vernon Davis made a nice catch down the sideline and was knocked out of bounds, then got nailed by a Ravens player for a late hit out of bounds, but the refs blew it.
On the kickoff to open the second half, Bruce Miller was in a bear-hug sandwich by two Ravens players as Jones ran right by him, but the refs blew it. If the holding call is made, the TD comes off the board, the Ravens are penalized 10 yards from the spot of the foul, and start around their 10-15 yard line. Could have completely altered the game altogether.
Ed Reed jumping offsides on the two point conversion would have given the 49ers the ball at the 1-yard line, but the refs blew it.
Holding in the end zone by the Ravens during the punt, but the refs blew it.
These are just some of the examples I can think of off the top of my head. I recognize that the 49ers essentially defeated themselves with poor execution. That being said, all of the above no-calls by the officials would have turned this game around. If I was the 49ers, I would review the game footage and file a formal protest with the league on the plethora of blown calls. I understand the officials can't call everything during a game, but some of these no-calls were obvious and changed the outcome of the game.
The 49ers simply need to come out next season and utterly destroy teams so the officials have no effect on the game.
49ers Fan in NC