Originally Posted by Mr teX
Harbaugh/Roman had some horrible playcalling in the red zone for kap...rolling the pocket and effectively shuting 1 side of the field down that he cant throw to? No screen plays in obvious blitzing situations?
When you have a running qb like kap, you give him as many options as possible...if the play breaks down he should be fine and athletic enough to escape...rolling the pocket largely takes that option away from him...
Count me as someone who thought the roll outs were mega stupid. Over and over again.
I guess Gary isn't the only coach who worships a failing idea, thinking it'll work....it'll work...we practiced it over and over.....it's got to work! Oh ****, it never worked. #LookedFamiliarToMe
The 9ers looked best when they were in the pistol or had 5-wide....either way, it made the Ravens respect the 9ers' options on the field. When the play call was a standard formation, it seemed the Ravens had the answer every time.
I think the calls went the Ravens' way a lot. On the 9ers 2-pt conversion play, it looked like Ravens crosses the LOS early. The refs also had a full extra yard in a crucial play that the 9ers challenged and easily won the reversal. Last play on 4th down, Crabtree was held....but a veteran WR would have stopped pursuing the ball and drawn attention to the holding more than Crab did.
I'm stunned Jacoby Jones made two TDs the way he did. That was the biggest game on the largest stage, and he did a figurative Bud Adams double rods hand gesture to Kubiak and Marciano there. He just won a damn Super Bowl. As did Pollard. As did Leach. Three guys who, though by different circumstances, left the Texans and got a ring.
I'm pretty conflicted right now. I'm glad in a way, I'm pissed off in a way. Through everything, the Is Flacco Elite or Not? saga built up in the media...the loss of Suggs and loss of Lewis, then barely getting them back in time to win a SB, to the blowout win we had over them, and then they were a wild card team and blew through the Broncos AND the Patriots.
We don't have that type of resiliency on our team. JJ Watt has inherited the job from AJ of being an other worldly athlete stuck on a Houston football team. We need a helluva draft, and no injuries, and an OL and sketchy WR corps (and struggling defensive identity) to get their **** sorted out next season in order to have a chance at a ring.
Then there's Gary on the sideline to contend with.