Saw this and it made me think of all the flagged hits (whether they were right or not) that we got, and how much it hurt us. From Drew Brees, to the multiple hits in the NFCCG that allowed Seattle to creep back into the game.
What's amazing is that Seattle wasn't called for a personal foul ONCE in the whole playoffs, yet they caused fumble after fumble. In regards to the 49ers, we had less caused turnovers and more penalties this year. I love our style and I do think that we've been cheated out of some critical plays in some critical games, but I feel like there's a limit and that we don't need to go for the big hit, rather we need to go for the turnover.
I love Whitner, but needless to say he's had a lot of penalities. Hopefully our staff will prepare the defense to not get so penalized and to focus on tackling and turnovers, and not just the big hit.