Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Boldin and Manningham were both open, that was a bad play by Kaepernick by locking in on VD.
I remember that last play. I felt Mario should have slanted shorter right into the group of 3 defenders or stopped right in front of them for a short curl. This play appeared to be a one read designed timing play to VD on the motion out similar to what we used to run for Jerry. Take a look at Mario on the gif. He obviously runs around the group of defenders as his initial vector was right into the group. If he seals that or even cuts in front of them, they don't catch VD and it is VD one on one with the CB which I will take anyday.
If you notice, Mario ended up at the same level as Boldin, which is not right. Mario should have been on the underneath level. The lack of execution on this play was all on him.
[ Edited by Joecool on Jan 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM ]