Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
I thought Fangio had an excellent game plan and adjusted very well in the second half of the game. The defense played lights out, they held Seattle to 78 total offensive yards in the second half. Marshawn Lynch ran for only 22 yards in the second half, 72 total with a 3.7 ypc. Held Russell Wilson for a grand total of 2 yds rushing, less than 200 yds passing. I mean what more can we ask for? I think we had a great gameplan and the defense executed it very well, GREAT adjustments in the second half too. Defense is the very least of our worries IMO.
I also thought Fangio had a very good game plan, and he did adjust to what he did @ Seattle.
I listened to Ted Robinson on KNBR a few days ago, and he mentioned how in the 1st game we ran a lot of Dime when Seattle spread the field with multiple receivers. This took our LBs off the field, and Seattle ran the ball from these formations with a lot of success.
This time around we ran plenty of Nickel, but never Dime, and kept Bowman and Willis on the field at all times. Seattle countered by creating a mismatch with Willis having to cover their 2nd TE Willson down the field.
That's how football goes. Coaches are smart, they will adjust and look for mismatches no matter what the defense is, especially when you have talent. But we played very clean, aggressive, and disciplined. Seattle did not get big plays. Wilson extended a lot of plays and found open receivers, but he never got those back-breaking shots down the field when he did.