Of all the reasons why we lost this game, let me propose another theory. We got battered in the Superbowl press leading up to the big game. Rightfully so.
Culliver's "Ain't got no gay people on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff."
...playing for San Francisco.
Moss "I really do think I'm the greatest receiver to ever play this game."
....on the same team that #80 was on.
These distractions no doubt affected Culliver, and possibly the team as a whole. Culliver has played better during the season than he did last night. The PR Manager should have been coaching all the players to keep their mouths shut and give generic answers to the press. As I've observed in Hollywood during press interviews with the media, it's very controlled and there is a lot of preparation beforehand. I think that the 49ers have a history of hiring interns for videographers and their website design. I don't doubt that they hired someone inexperienced to handle publicity.
People may think this was a small issue, but Culliver was the focal point of the defense's collapse. The 49ers bungled their Superbowl press, and the Ravens, even with a moron like Ray Lewis, quietly sidestepped all of the negative press that stuck to the 49ers. We need an experienced PR Manager, the kind that handles press for Hollywood stars like Lindsey Lohan and Michael Jackson. They had a good section of society believing that Michael Jackson was murdered by his personal physician instead of being some strung-out junkie.