Originally Posted by coltfan123
the defense? the offense scored 6 points and you blame the defense who kept peterson in check.
If you read carefully, you'll see those were posts from people on the 9er board. They were blaming their defense for losing that game last night. They did not play Peterson.
But.... here's my thing. The odds of winning that game were extremely low, especially once you got into the 3rd qtr. The chance of injury to a key player in a senseless effort went up pretty much the same time.
Had Iupati, Staley, Crabtree, Gore, Aldon Smith, Willis, or Rogers got hurt, that would be the talk today. "Why did Harbaugh have them in at that point?"
But, since they are playing a division game against their closest competition, & a young QB who needs to play... I can see why he did it & why his situation is vastly different than ours.
They didn't "quit" because they couldn't. They haven't won their division yet.