So, the coaches film was finally available this morning and I have just finished going through the game footage.
First, we didn't beat the 0-7 Buc's. We beat the Buc's that have won 4 of their last 5(before us). Tampa played a pretty good game, we just played and coached better.
I'll give a shout out to the defensive players that really stood out on film:
Aldon Smith - the dude was an absolute beast in the game. He was a monster rushing the passer and played excellent against the run. The guy is playing with great passion, technique and might be playing the best OLB in the league.
Willis and Bow - Those guys are as good as advertised. I know it seems pretty obvious to point out, but those guys both made some outstanding plays in the game.
Tony-Jerrod Eddie - This guy is going to be an anchor of our line in the future. He played with outstanding technique and recognition while showing good leverage and power.
On Offense: Anthony Davis played a pretty good game, probably the best of all our O-lineman. I think Staley's knee still isn't quite 100%, Snyder struggled in this game. I give him the lowest grade of all our o-lineman(considering he's a backup, that sounds about right).
Boldin and Kaep really made some outstanding plays as you could see from the broadcast. The best part of Kaep's game was executing what he saw on film from the Buc's. He made some really good adjustments at the line to get us into the right play against that defense. He needs to continue this trend in knowing his opponents tendencies and recognizing those things throughout the game.
Roman called an excellent game. He did a great job of setting up mismatches in the run game, taking advantage of what Tampa was trying to do against our run O and setting up plays in the passing game.
With all the positivity there were still some negatives.
Kaep still has to work on his post snap recognition on a few things(I think that's what led to Crabtree's frustration - albeit inexcusable), his footwork was still off at times(not by a lot though)
The defense played pretty darn well, you just gotta give it to Tampa, their QB made some pretty good plays that kept both their scoring drives going. That, plus a horrible penalty on Whitner
Examples to follow in some later posts