Hey I broke down the tape of the 49ers brutal loss to the Seahawks here is one of the 4 plays i broke down and a link to the full article is here
A Tale of Two Halves: After a first half which saw the Seahawks struggle to run the football and create any sort of offensive rhythm, Seattle begin mixing in more man blocking run plays. This change prevented the 49ers from exploiting the backside gaps to get into the backfield allowing Lynch to get his pads downfield and use his devastating power.
Let's look at how this simple change revitalized the Seahawks run game and ultimately their entire offense.
Game Situation: 3rd Quarter, 10:30, 3rd and 1 at the SEA 4, Seahawks 3, 49ers 10
Offensive Personnel: 1 WR (Golden Tate) 3 TE (Zach Miller, Luke Wilson, Alvin Bailey) 1 RB (Marshawn Lynch)
Formation: 2 TE Weak
Offensive Concept: Dive
Defensive Scheme: Man 2
Summary: With a slight change to the blocking scheme up front, the Seahawks were able to create the chunk plays on the ground that fuel their offense. With a scrum forming at the point of attack, Patrick Willis and Bowman were forced to go over the top allowing Lynch's cutback to seal the entire front seven from the play. As the entire NFL knows by now having Marshawn Lynch in your secondary with a head of steam is a very bad place to be and he showed why with a quick cut that broke him free en route to a 40 touchdown run.
Given how the 49ers won't play another competitive game for 9 months, this game and the pain from this loss has really just begun. That said, there were some positives that left me proud of my boys on Sunday, primarily their desire to fight back.
After the Seahawks tied the game at 10 with Lynch's 40 touchdown run, it looked as if the 49ers were destined to wilt down the stretch as they had in their previous two games in Seattle. Yet they responded with a 6 play 83 yard drive capped off by a 26 yard laser to Anquan Boldin that was a statement. On the ensuing kickoff Golden Tate's 70 yard kick return put the 49ers defense in a bind, but they held strong and forced a field goal. And the list goes on; a 37 yard touchdown on 4th and 7 or their first two drives in the 4th quarter ending in turnovers. Despite all of opportunities to crumble in the most hostile environment the 49ers didn't and managed to claw themselves 18 yards from a colossal win displaying the kind of resilience that makes me proud to a 49er fan.
Maybe I'm just talking myself into moral victories and am too fragile still to face that facts; we choked away a victory and allowed our arch nemesis a birth in the Super Bowl ending a 3 year stretch that has seen the 49ers progress deep into the playoffs only to be undone by a pair of Kyle William fumbles, failing to score from 1st and goal from the 5 in the Super Bowl and throwing a game ending pick in Seattle. When you put it that way it hurts, bad. Wake me up when September rolls around.
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