Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
My coworker who is a football guru said it best:
"Difference in game plans between 49er D and Seattle D was SF was two deep safety whereas Seattle was man coverage with 8 in the box. Shoulda killed them with McDonald and Davis and/or screens and quick out passes."
Spot on IMHO. I said in the pre game threads that McDonald should have an absolute field day with all the attention both VD and Boldin will get...and with the added attention to the read-option (covering the edges off tackle). Flaring Gore and Hunter (well, anyone from the Q formation) behind the DL from a sprint would have just eaten them alive. Crossing routes, quick slants, Boldin from the slot, Williams, Patton, etc...anything to get clean releases That Bermuda Triangle would have had their defense lost and us showing up in the EZ on a regular basis.