Originally posted by verb1der:
Wow I didn't even know Cam told Rivera he can sneak it in on that failed attempt on 4th and 1 at the goal line. If I was a panthers fan I'd be roasting him right now.
Any great competitor who did not feel this way...would cease to be a great competitor! But the sneak seemed a bad choice on the goal line with the niner D being so big against the run.
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Kaep looked like he was trying to beat the Panthers close coverage or the rush on some of his throws in the first half and it affected his accuracy. As the game went on he was able to adjust and made so really nice throws. In the first qtr it seemed like he was trying to feel things out. It happens with all qb. They are trying to push the envelope of their decisions and throws without going retard and let the other team have the momentum in their home turf and crowd, especially against a really good defensive team like the Panthers.
You can call it struggling by Kaep. But it's part of any qb's game. You just don't go out there and zip the ball around and confident like in the first qtr against a top rated defense. You deliberately test out what you can do. To expect Kaep to go through the Panthers defense like hot knife through butter is totally unrealistic.
As the game went on, Kaepernick gained focus and confidence, while Newton fell apart. I'm not downing Cam for this...he was being harassed and they needed to pass for any chance to win...the niners could play loose and attack.
Originally posted by cciowa:
his body language and towel over the head reeked of lack of leadership in my opinion.. i swear when brooks got him on the second sack of that series, he ran off the field and was crying just like a little boy who just got beat up by a girl on his way home from school
Newton has had this body language issue since...probably HS but definitely college. Evidently no one has had the courage to tell him how bad this makes him look. If you are going to do a Super Man pose when you make a play, you should at least be a man when you err.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
It was a BS call, but the right call, if that makes sense. 10 years ago, that is not a penalty, but if Whitner makes that same hit on Olsen, it gets flagged as well, VD had no chance for the ball at all, dude came in and cleaned his clock for no reason. In the current NFL, that's a penalty every time.
This is something the NFL has made clear for the past couple of years. I'm so happy to have Reid over Goldson for this reason. Reid is very smart and covers much better while Goldson relies on 90 mph collisions. It's only BS if you think the NFL doesn't have any worries regarding law suits based around head trauma. They have to try and change the way the game is played, whether anyone likes it or not. Big DBs who can manhandle receivers is the future...Reid will be the niners first of the new breed...but he still can hit when appropriate!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Jan 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM ]