Originally posted by ginseng1000:
1) our defense didn't show up: just dug ourselves in too big of hole to climb out of by being down 22 points.
2) bad play calling at the goal line. Should of call more run plays, at least a outside runs and try a run with Kaep.
I agree with both of these but looking at the time of possession for each drive, the niners had one decent drive in the first half along with turning the ball over twice in the second quarter...that's not on the defense. Our inexperience showed. There were a couple of potential interceptions on both sides that were dropped or otherwise not made so that was even.
Kaepernick seemed to be looking for Crabtree too much at the end and had Moss wide open a couple of times, once in the endzone. He has become CK's security blanket much as VD was for Smith...but CK did throw to VD early, just not at the most critical time in the endzone. Not sure what plays would have worked but at least they didn't run up the middle four times in a row!
Edit: Interesting that all three passes in the last possession, inside the ten, went to the right side.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM ]