Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
I respectfully disagree.
The Arizona Cardinals are a SOLID team with a top-ranked defense. If you play wild and overly aggressive against that type of team, things can get ugly -- these type of games are won by field-position, time of position, and and turnover free football.
Just look at what happened after Jay Feely's second missed field goal. We were up 17-10. On the first play, we tried to play aggressive by calling a play-action pass; it was defended well and Kaepernick got sacked for a loss of 12 yards -- we then went 3-and-out.
Each game is its own entity, and we did what was necessary to win THIS STYLE of football game.
just don't shut the offense down and become vanilla. that doesn't mean you have to play action pass and throw bombs every down. it does mean keep the offense in rhythm. continue to run screens to the wr's who were destroying the cardinal db's it does mean string together some 1st downs it does mean don't run the same exact play on every single 3rd/4th short yardage situation to put the defense BACK on the field for snaps they shouldn't be taking
the defense shouldn't have to NOT give up any points in for us to win we should put up 31 and have them play looser than they do.
and we didn't do what was necessary
we did the opposite of what was necessary
we played to protect the lead not put them away.
we play to put them away mccoy is taking snaps in the 4th instead of us having to have a drive for a win with less than a minute left