Posted: 12/16/2012 11:00 PM
i was sitting here watching the game with with my patriots friend just rubbing it in at 31-3.... she was so pissed off i kept saying to her dont worry we'll go into 3 runs and out mode and rush 3 and try and cover D. you'll be back in it in no time. (might be my nolan/singaltery bias) but that seems like what we always do. so they got back in it and thank god for crabtree which only solidified my crabtree jersey wearing. I can only think if if we had a kicker making the kicks he should make. (I live in milwaukee and all the talk her is Mason Crosby sucks) if we have a kicker making kicks he should make we are 12-2.final thought is that i dont like it that we went prevent, run the clock out starting the second half. as we saw teams can come back from that! Just run you offensive game plan until there are 5 minutes left (if you are up by muliple scores)
Posted: 12/17/2012 7:07 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:20 AM
eastside49er wrote: We were man to man on defense for 3 and half quarters and then for some reason we went prevent zone and that was the beginning of nearly the end. The offense also just sat on the ball. In games like these, against teams like the Pats, you NEVER just sit on a lead.
Posted: 12/17/2012 9:15 AM
"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:00 AM
Posted: 12/17/2012 2:05 PM
higherwarrior wrote: i don't feel we sat on the lead at all. i think we had the same approach but our execution of the playcalls was very poor.
Last edited 12/17/2012 2:40 PM by tal57
Posted: 12/17/2012 2:56 PM
Posted: 12/17/2012 3:50 PM
pudding wrote: I do think the play calling on both sides became conservative. Ted Robinson noted that they went from a man cover to zone cover in the 2nd half, and that's when Brady started to find his rhythm. It's not a 'prevent' defense, per se, but it was an adjustment that didn't need to be made. Not surprisingly, they went back to man cover on the final couple drives.On offense, they called a lot more of the pistol formation in the second half, and they had a couple series where they went three and out where they ran all three plays (look at the play by play). Granted, they were trying to run clock, but getting a first down eats clock, too. It is a bit concerning how they didn't adjust earlier once the Patriots started getting back into it. The defensive line was definitely getting winded towards the middle of the 4th quarter, which was giving Brady extra time in the pocket to make his reads, and that may have contributed to the 'lack of execution.' Still, credit has to be given to the Patriots. What they did from the end of the 3rd through the 4th quarter is what they have done all year. It wasn't simply coaching decisions that caused them to give up the lead. Yes, there were some questionable decisions, but there were missed assignments here and there that gave the Patriots the little breathing room they needed. LaMichael James either missed a blocking assignment or failed to turn around on the screen on a play that led to a sack. Kaepernick missed a wide open dig route run by Moss and held the ball trying for a deeper pass that never materialized. It doesn't take a lot to give the Patriots a chance to get back into a game. The 49er coaching staff isn't perfect, but neither is any teams coaching staff. Overall, I think they've had good game plans. Sometimes they can be conservative, but they haven't gone 22-6-1 in the regular season over the past two years on luck.
Posted: 12/17/2012 4:09 PM
Posted: 12/17/2012 5:02 PM
Posted: 12/17/2012 5:09 PM
higherwarrior wrote: pudding wrote: but they haven't gone 22-6-1 in the regular season over the past two years on luck.no they haven't, because luck now plays for indianapolis pudding- try and keep up!
pudding wrote: but they haven't gone 22-6-1 in the regular season over the past two years on luck.