Originally posted by fryet:
One thing I am worried about is that in the playoffs, refs tend to call fewer penalties, i.e. to let the players play. With the Seattle defense tendency to mug our receivers, that will be to Seattle's advantage. So how do we get the refs to call the game closer? I think I may have an idea on this. Remember the Rams game? We started the game insulting the Rams, and the refs were worried about a brawl starting. So they called lots of penalties to keep the players in check. What if we tried a similar tactic in the playoffs against Seattle? Get the refs thinking about flags from the beginning. The only thing I am not sure about is if that will get them more likely to call only personal fouls, but not defensive holding. It is the defensive holding that we want called closely.
One more thought. Could JH tell the players - make Seattle mad, but keep your composure. If you can do that, Seattle will get lots of penalties which will be to the 49ers advantage. As we saw today, Seattle has a weakness for penalties.
Love it! Another thing the Niners can do is DO THE SAME THING. Geesh Fangio. You actually DON'T have to play 15 yards off on 3rd and 3.
Also, it's a tactic on their part. So use it against them. When you feel the shirt being grabbed, pull back a tad and throw your arms up like you just got mauled as the ball arrives. Also, hand work. You can slap away their hands as they grab, tug, hold, shove, etc. Finally, wear a condom. You will be raped up in Seattle so you better have SOME protection...you won't get it from the refs up in Seattle esp. in the playoffs.
PS; None of their 6'4" CB's are fast off the PED's so like Julio Jones you CAN get a step or two on them but you HAVE to take at least ONE deeper shot on them. Make them think about it rather than playing down hill all game long. We have not taken one single deep shot that I can remember in 4 games. Would the VD pass-INT be considered a deep ball?