Originally posted by Psinex:
Aye Caramba! Why would you not hand the ball off to Frank Gore from 5 yards away with Haloti Ngata out of the game and the best line in the league?
Greg Roman blew the play calling by trying to get fancy and ignoring the Niners' best asset. It was an amazing comeback but passing from the five on consecutive plays after Gore had just busted a 30 yard run was utter stupidity.
There's going to be a lot of second guessing after this one.
Totally agree. There was a reason why Roman did not get any interest from other teams with HC openings...and that reason showed up on that last drive. Gore had just ripped off a long run and was feeling it. The Raven front 7 was gassed. Pushing the ball down their throats at that point would have forced Balti to burn timeouts while scoring with very little time left.
Roman and HARBAUGH will remember this for a long time. Despite all the other mistakes in the game, it is incumbent on the coaching staff to maintain their poise and give the players a chance to win. Though Romans calls the plays, they all run through Harbaugh. In this game, JOHN was the better Harbaugh.