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(Fox Sports)   Ravens lost track of the Lombardi Trophy after the Super Bowl. Pretty much like the 49ers lost track of Jacoby Jones during the entire game   (msn.foxsports.com) divider line 51
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2013-02-06 09:35:48 AM  
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the denver broncos feel your pain.
 
2013-02-06 09:45:06 AM  
The entire game? He had one catch, in addition to the kickoff return. Both plays were spectacular.
 
2013-02-06 10:36:32 AM  
It was just hiding down here, beneath this blood-spattered white suit from...HEY!!!!
 
2013-02-06 10:42:48 AM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-06 10:50:55 AM  
www.csmonitor.com
 
2013-02-06 10:51:40 AM  
Hopefully, now they hold on to it like it's Crabtree going out for the (possible) game winning catch.
 
2013-02-06 10:55:57 AM  
Pshaw! Call me when that thing has as many adventures as Stanley, the Cup...
 
2013-02-06 11:28:41 AM  
"The Post reports that it wasn't that someone had lost it, but that someone had lost track of it."

Oh, I can see how that...

...huh??
 
2013-02-06 11:48:12 AM  

JasonThomasX: "The Post reports that it wasn't that someone had lost it, but that someone had lost track of it."

Oh, I can see how that...

...huh??


They lost the farking thing. What they are showing around is not the official Lombardi Trophy, but one of the backup copies they keep around just in case something like this happens. If the official trophy never shows up then they will just designate this one the official trophy.

Same thing happened to the Stanly cup back in 77.
 
2013-02-06 12:01:03 PM  
Lord Stanley's Cup was punted into a frozen canal. Waited for thaw before they got it out.
 
2013-02-06 12:17:32 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: They lost the farking thing. What they are showing around is not the official Lombardi Trophy, but one of the backup copies they keep around just in case something like this happens. If the official trophy never shows up then they will just designate this one the official trophy.



TFA implies the trophy they won after the Super Bowl was back on the team's charter for Baltimore and that they'd only "lost" it in the sense that no one knew which of the security people had it.
 
2013-02-06 12:20:01 PM  
Did Harv have it? Where did he go?
 
2013-02-06 12:41:35 PM  
Well, I saw it yesterday at the stadium with my own eyes... so at least we have it now.
 
2013-02-06 12:53:18 PM  

spiderpaz: Hopefully, now they hold on to it like it's Crabtree going out for the (possible) game winning catch.


You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.
 
2013-02-06 01:00:53 PM  

skylabdown: Well, I saw it yesterday at the stadium with my own eyes... so at least we have it now.


I wish I could have taken the time off to go to Baltimore to celebrate.  Yay!

Now please go eat some Bruce Lee's Wings and a crab-stuffed pretzel for me.
 
2013-02-06 01:01:35 PM  
You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.

Technically, defensive holding has nothing to do whether the ball is catchable or not. It probably should have been called, but the Niners shouldn't have been wasting time throwing the ball with Ngata out of the game. They had 4 rushes to get 7 yards against a team with no run-stoppers, and didn't bother trying. I blame the loss on the playcalling and terrible first half more than anything else. Still, the officiating definitely favored the Ravens, so that was tough to see, especially on that final drive. Very tough loss to deal with as a Niners fan.
 
2013-02-06 01:02:03 PM  
San Fran fans,

No need to whine about the no-call in the endzone. You guys sure didn't seem to mind the no-call when Patrick Willis tackled the Falcons receiver before the ball got there on 4th down 2 weeks earlier.
 
2013-02-06 01:11:33 PM  

JerseyTim: The entire game? He had one catch, in addition to the kickoff return. Both plays were spectacular.


That reception was one of the saddest touchdowns I've ever seen.  The catch would have been hard to stop but the defender just gave up on touching Jones while he was on the ground.  Baltimore probably would have punched it in from the 5 anyway but Jesus, at least make them work for it.  That looked like a play from one of those mid tier college games where both teams put every one of their best athletes on offense and throw for 500 yards.
 
2013-02-06 01:13:16 PM  

DupeOfURL: Lord Stanley's Cup was punted into a frozen canal. Waited for thaw before they got it out.


It got left behind at a photographer's studio once. It took a few months before the team realized that none of them had it. The photog's housekeeper had planted flowers in it by the time they went back for it.
 
2013-02-06 01:15:21 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Still, the officiating definitely favored the Ravens


Nonsense. The uncalled PI on that Torrey Smith play took 7 points off the board, the phantom running into the kicker gave SF 3 points, and Staley should have been called for several personal fouls trying to play tough guy in the trenches.

SkeletorUpInHere: San Fran fans, No need to whine about the no-call in the endzone. You guys sure didn't seem to mind the no-call when Patrick Willis tackled the Falcons receiver before the ball got there on 4th down 2 weeks earlier.


That was Navarro Bowman, I think, but still -- and it's something educated Niners fans are actually mentioning. "Hey I wish there'd been a flag against Jimmy Smith, but whatever we were only in the game because we didn't get one against Atlanta."
 
2013-02-06 01:21:06 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Nonsense. The uncalled PI on that Torrey Smith play took 7 points off the board, the phantom running into the kicker gave SF 3 points, and Staley should have been called for several personal fouls trying to play tough guy in the trenches.


Are you talking about the bomb down the sideline where Torrey Smith tackled the DB by the helmet in order to prevent the interception? How on earth do you think that should have gone against the Niners?
 
2013-02-06 01:26:15 PM  

Scrotastic Method: the phantom running into the kicker


The what?
 
2013-02-06 01:30:34 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Scrotastic Method: Nonsense. The uncalled PI on that Torrey Smith play took 7 points off the board, the phantom running into the kicker gave SF 3 points, and Staley should have been called for several personal fouls trying to play tough guy in the trenches.

Are you talking about the bomb down the sideline where Torrey Smith tackled the DB by the helmet in order to prevent the interception? How on earth do you think that should have gone against the Niners?


Earlier - Baltimore's first punt came 2 plays later after a sack. Torrey got turned at the hip by a SF DB. No flag. It was at that point that the Ravens WRs and DBs realized it was going to be a loosely called game and played accordingly. SF did the same to an extent.
 
2013-02-06 01:33:42 PM  

Slow To Return: Scrotastic Method: the phantom running into the kicker

The what?


Scrotastic Method clearly does not understand the rules.  Rulebok states that you need to allow kicker to re-establish feet on the ground with no interference.  Anyone who thinks that particular call was bad is just demonstrating their ignorance.
 
2013-02-06 01:40:17 PM  

downtownkid: Slow To Return: Scrotastic Method: the phantom running into the kicker

The what?

Scrotastic Method clearly does not understand the rules.  Rulebok states that you need to allow kicker to re-establish feet on the ground with no interference.  Anyone who thinks that particular call was bad is just demonstrating their ignorance.


It's a silly rule in my opinion - incidental contact shouldn't be a penalty - but a proper call.

Also think incidental brushes of a QB's head shouldn't be a call. Or hits on a defenseless WR when they duck into the blow. But that's just me.
 
2013-02-06 01:49:36 PM  
At any rate, complaining about the officiating is always the mark of the loser, so I hate to get into that pissing contest.  The bottom line is that if the Niners had run the ball instead of throwing when they had 1st and goal on the 7, there would be a parade down Market Street this week, instead of whatever crack alley and projects housing they found in Baltimore.  All the calls and non-calls aside, that will be my takeaway from this game.

Very, very frustrating loss.
 
2013-02-06 01:50:17 PM  

SlothB77: [lub-cdn.com image 600x457]

the denver broncos feel your pain.


farm9.staticflickr.com

/don't have one for Raheem Moore.
 
2013-02-06 01:54:20 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.

Technically, defensive holding has nothing to do whether the ball is catchable or not. It probably should have been called, but the Niners shouldn't have been wasting time throwing the ball with Ngata out of the game. They had 4 rushes to get 7 yards against a team with no run-stoppers, and didn't bother trying. I blame the loss on the playcalling and terrible first half more than anything else. Still, the officiating definitely favored the Ravens, so that was tough to see, especially on that final drive. Very tough loss to deal with as a Niners fan.


I wondered the same thing. I understand that it's the jumbo package, so it's different than running the ball in between the 20's, but I felt like they needed to run the ball in that situation.

Not only that, but what about Kaepernick's decision to throw here:

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Of course, if San Francisco took the lead at 35-34 or 37-34, who's to say that the Ravens wouldn't have marched right down the field for a game tying or winning field goal?
 
2013-02-06 01:55:14 PM  

downtownkid: Slow To Return: Scrotastic Method: the phantom running into the kicker

The what?

Scrotastic Method clearly does not understand the rules.  Rulebok states that you need to allow kicker to re-establish feet on the ground with no interference.  Anyone who thinks that particular call was bad is just demonstrating their ignorance.


Please enlighten me where in these rules it states that?

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/kicksfromscrimmage

A member of the receiving team may not run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind his line unless contact is:
(a) Incidental to and after he had touched ball in flight.
(b) Caused by kicker's own motions.
(c) Occurs during a quick kick, or a kick made after a run behind the line, or after kicker recovers a loose ball on the ground. Ball is loose when kicker muffs snap or snap hits ground.
(d) Defender is blocked into kicker.
The penalty for running into the kicker is 5 yards. For roughing the kicker: 15 yards, an automatic first down and disqualification if flagrant.


From the footage I saw, Akers dropped his plant foot out from underneath himself and started falling over before he was even touched.
 
2013-02-06 02:04:26 PM  

mjones73: downtownkid: Slow To Return: Scrotastic Method: the phantom running into the kicker

The what?

Scrotastic Method clearly does not understand the rules.  Rulebok states that you need to allow kicker to re-establish feet on the ground with no interference.  Anyone who thinks that particular call was bad is just demonstrating their ignorance.

Please enlighten me where in these rules it states that?

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/kicksfromscrimmage

A member of the receiving team may not run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind his line unless contact is:
(a) Incidental to and after he had touched ball in flight.
(b) Caused by kicker's own motions.
(c) Occurs during a quick kick, or a kick made after a run behind the line, or after kicker recovers a loose ball on the ground. Ball is loose when kicker muffs snap or snap hits ground.
(d) Defender is blocked into kicker.
The penalty for running into the kicker is 5 yards. For roughing the kicker: 15 yards, an automatic first down and disqualification if flagrant.

From the footage I saw, Akers dropped his plant foot out from underneath himself and started falling over before he was even touched.


Yeah, you are quoting from the digest of rules.  The full rulebook states what I said, will post the link later when I have a minute.
 
2013-02-06 02:10:03 PM  
Any Niner's fans whining about the ref's costing them the game are just that...whiners...The ref's kept their flags in their waistbands all game for both teams, you didn't get hosed any worse or better than Baltimore...a shiatty first half and suspect play calling did your team in, not the refs.

/I just read that there was not a single holding penalty called in the game.  Don't know if that's true or not and I didn't really pay that much attention to it during the game, but if so, that's pretty remarkable, considering every single play has holding to one degree or another happening.
//Jason Whitlock column is where I read that, so take it as you will
 
2013-02-06 02:15:45 PM  

chevydeuce: Any Niner's fans whining about the ref's costing them the game are just that...whiners...The ref's kept their flags in their waistbands all game for both teams, you didn't get hosed any worse or better than Baltimore...a shiatty first half and suspect play calling did your team in, not the refs.

/I just read that there was not a single holding penalty called in the game.  Don't know if that's true or not and I didn't really pay that much attention to it during the game, but if so, that's pretty remarkable, considering every single play has holding to one degree or another happening.
//Jason Whitlock column is where I read that, so take it as you will


Pretty sure that's right. It was a VERY loosely called game.

San Fran got outplayed in the first half, and out coached in the last 2 minutes. They owned the 26 minutes between 13m Q3 and 2m Q4.
 
2013-02-06 02:20:47 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: At any rate, complaining about the officiating is always the mark of the loser, so I hate to get into that pissing contest.  The bottom line is that if the Niners had run the ball instead of throwing when they had 1st and goal on the 7, there would be a parade down Market Street this week, instead of whatever crack alley and projects housing they found in Baltimore.  All the calls and non-calls aside, that will be my takeaway from this game.

Very, very frustrating loss.


But taking shots at the opposing team's city based on what you learned from watching The Wire is the mark of a good loser, right?
 
2013-02-06 02:33:29 PM  

INeedAName: Why Would I Read the Article: At any rate, complaining about the officiating is always the mark of the loser, so I hate to get into that pissing contest.  The bottom line is that if the Niners had run the ball instead of throwing when they had 1st and goal on the 7, there would be a parade down Market Street this week, instead of whatever crack alley and projects housing they found in Baltimore.  All the calls and non-calls aside, that will be my takeaway from this game.

Very, very frustrating loss.

But taking shots at the opposing team's city based on what you learned from watching The Wire is the mark of a good loser, right?


It's estimated that 100K were at the Ceremony at the stadium yesterday. That's not even counting the people lining the parade route. I'm sure they're all from the projects and crack alleys though. *rolls eyes*

/wah!
//Go Ravens!
 
2013-02-06 02:34:51 PM  

INeedAName: Why Would I Read the Article: At any rate, complaining about the officiating is always the mark of the loser, so I hate to get into that pissing contest.  The bottom line is that if the Niners had run the ball instead of throwing when they had 1st and goal on the 7, there would be a parade down Market Street this week, instead of whatever crack alley and projects housing they found in Baltimore.  All the calls and non-calls aside, that will be my takeaway from this game.

Very, very frustrating loss.

But taking shots at the opposing team's city based on what you learned from watching The Wire is the mark of a good loser, right?


Ladder 49 is a love letter to a city that kills heroes and cannot be stopped from burning down.  John Waters has made a career of trying to sell Baltimore as charming because it's filled with creeps.  Perhaps, how freshly stung 9ers fans crack-wise about their city is the least of Baltimoreans worries.
 
2013-02-06 02:55:24 PM  

Tickle Mittens: INeedAName: Why Would I Read the Article: At any rate, complaining about the officiating is always the mark of the loser, so I hate to get into that pissing contest.  The bottom line is that if the Niners had run the ball instead of throwing when they had 1st and goal on the 7, there would be a parade down Market Street this week, instead of whatever crack alley and projects housing they found in Baltimore.  All the calls and non-calls aside, that will be my takeaway from this game.

Very, very frustrating loss.

But taking shots at the opposing team's city based on what you learned from watching The Wire is the mark of a good loser, right?

Ladder 49 is a love letter to a city that kills heroes and cannot be stopped from burning down.  John Waters has made a career of trying to sell Baltimore as charming because it's filled with creeps.  Perhaps, how freshly stung 9ers fans crack-wise about their city is the least of Baltimoreans worries.


But hey, they have 2 Super Bowl champs this century.

And I'm sure SF fans would love Atlanta fans making cracks about the AIDS epidemic there, and mentioning that its been considered the homelessness capital of the US along with LA.

Stick to football - Baltimore is a city with some problems but that's on a comeback.

/And people wonder why we act like we have a chip on our shoulder...
 
2013-02-06 02:55:28 PM  

you have pee hands: JerseyTim: The entire game? He had one catch, in addition to the kickoff return. Both plays were spectacular.

That reception was one of the saddest touchdowns I've ever seen.  The catch would have been hard to stop but the defender just gave up on touching Jones while he was on the ground.  Baltimore probably would have punched it in from the 5 anyway but Jesus, at least make them work for it.  That looked like a play from one of those mid tier college games where both teams put every one of their best athletes on offense and throw for 500 yards.


That would be Culliver leaping over the receiver.  A true gentleman and exceptional athlete, that one.

mjones73: From the footage I saw, Akers dropped his plant foot out from underneath himself and started falling over before he was even touched.


1) Avoiding the kicker is the primary responsibility of the defensive player if they do not touch the kick 2) Any contact with the kicker by a single defensive player who has not touched the ball is running into the kicker.

If the kicker cannot reasonably perform the kick and recover from it, how is it not the defender's fault?  And Akers was better off not trying to plant his foot with someone underneath him, less likely to get hurt falling on his side than stepping awkwardly/rolling his ankle.
 
2013-02-06 03:05:29 PM  
mjones73: From the footage I saw, Akers dropped his plant foot out from underneath himself and started falling over before he was even touched.

1) Avoiding the kicker is the primary responsibility of the defensive player if they do not touch the kick 2) Any contact with the kicker by a single defensive player who has not touched the ball is running into the kicker.

If the kicker cannot reasonably perform the kick and recover from it, how is it not the defender's fault?  And Akers was better off not trying to plant his foot with someone underneath him, less likely to get hurt falling on his side than stepping awkwardly/rolling his ankle.


How is it the defenders fault that Akers was falling over before he was even touched? How is he supposed to know someone is coming from his side at his leg when he's still looking down at the field goal he just missed? Granted per the rule downtownkid posted it should have been a penalty, Akers still did his part to sell it.
 
2013-02-06 03:19:52 PM  

Deneb81: Tickle Mittens: INeedAName: Why Would I Read the Article: At any rate, complaining about the officiating is always the mark of the loser, so I hate to get into that pissing contest.  The bottom line is that if the Niners had run the ball instead of throwing when they had 1st and goal on the 7, there would be a parade down Market Street this week, instead of whatever crack alley and projects housing they found in Baltimore.  All the calls and non-calls aside, that will be my takeaway from this game.

Very, very frustrating loss.

But taking shots at the opposing team's city based on what you learned from watching The Wire is the mark of a good loser, right?

Ladder 49 is a love letter to a city that kills heroes and cannot be stopped from burning down.  John Waters has made a career of trying to sell Baltimore as charming because it's filled with creeps.  Perhaps, how freshly stung 9ers fans crack-wise about their city is the least of Baltimoreans worries.

But hey, they have 2 Super Bowl champs this century.

And I'm sure SF fans would love Atlanta fans making cracks about the AIDS epidemic there, and mentioning that its been considered the homelessness capital of the US along with LA.

Stick to football - Baltimore is a city with some problems but that's on a comeback.

/And people wonder why we act like we have a chip on our shoulder...


I lived in downtown Charm City for 5 years, then moved to Detroit for 2.  I was amazed at the level of reconstruction that had occurred in Baltimore during that time.  I'm not saying it's going to turn the city around by any means, but it was clearly doing better.  I'm hopeful that their focus on providing health care over the last few years will spark a period of growth.

/I didn't say good, I said better.
 
2013-02-06 03:25:50 PM  

EyeballKid: It was just hiding down here, beneath this blood-spattered white suit from...HEY!!!!


Are you a wizard?
 
2013-02-06 04:14:43 PM  

KiwDaWabbit: Why Would I Read the Article: You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.

Technically, defensive holding has nothing to do whether the ball is catchable or not. It probably should have been called, but the Niners shouldn't have been wasting time throwing the ball with Ngata out of the game. They had 4 rushes to get 7 yards against a team with no run-stoppers, and didn't bother trying. I blame the loss on the playcalling and terrible first half more than anything else. Still, the officiating definitely favored the Ravens, so that was tough to see, especially on that final drive. Very tough loss to deal with as a Niners fan.

I wondered the same thing. I understand that it's the jumbo package, so it's different than running the ball in between the 20's, but I felt like they needed to run the ball in that situation.

Not only that, but what about Kaepernick's decision to throw here:

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 640x360]

Of course, if San Francisco took the lead at 35-34 or 37-34, who's to say that the Ravens wouldn't have marched right down the field for a game tying or winning field goal?


if gore doesn't miss his block then kaep doesn't throw a fraction too soon for crabtree and you're looking at "the catch 3"... hence why i think it was a good no-call

as for the playcalling itself in the redzone (which was pretty atrocious), kaep himself said after the game that they didn't have the necessary plays to counter everything the ravens' defense was throwing at them, so he audibled a fade and got blitzed and that's history
 
2013-02-06 04:15:16 PM  

Scrotastic Method: SkeletorUpInHere: San Fran fans, No need to whine about the no-call in the endzone. You guys sure didn't seem to mind the no-call when Patrick Willis tackled the Falcons receiver before the ball got there on 4th down 2 weeks earlier.

That was Navarro Bowman, I think, but still -- and it's something educated Niners fans are actually mentioning. "Hey I wish there'd been a flag against Jimmy Smith, but whatever we were only in the game because we didn't get one against Atlanta."


Yep, my first thought was "that's as much of a hold (on Smith) as Bowman got away with."  A few differences:

Bowman pinned Roddy White's arm, preventing him from making a play, but used the leverage to make a play on the ball himself.  Also, all the contact was within 5 yards, so it would be more allowed.  Bowman may have committed PI, but not defensive holding.

Jimmy Smith got tangled up with Crabtree within 5 yards (allowed), then maintained that tangle a yard or two past the 5 yard limit (not allowed).  He didn't hold back Crabtree as deliberately, but he got in Crabtree's way and slowed him down while showing less interest in actually getting to the ball.

It's hard to say which was worse, since they did different things wrong.  Bowman pinned White's arm while going for the ball, and Smith got in the way while not making as much of an effort.  Note that, as the rule is written, you are not allowed to get in the way unless you are playing the ball.  Which is why faceguarding gets flagged so often.
 
2013-02-06 04:17:38 PM  

AdamK: KiwDaWabbit: Why Would I Read the Article: You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.

Technically, defensive holding has nothing to do whether the ball is catchable or not. It probably should have been called, but the Niners shouldn't have been wasting time throwing the ball with Ngata out of the game. They had 4 rushes to get 7 yards against a team with no run-stoppers, and didn't bother trying. I blame the loss on the playcalling and terrible first half more than anything else. Still, the officiating definitely favored the Ravens, so that was tough to see, especially on that final drive. Very tough loss to deal with as a Niners fan.

I wondered the same thing. I understand that it's the jumbo package, so it's different than running the ball in between the 20's, but I felt like they needed to run the ball in that situation.

Not only that, but what about Kaepernick's decision to throw here:

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 640x360]

Of course, if San Francisco took the lead at 35-34 or 37-34, who's to say that the Ravens wouldn't have marched right down the field for a game tying or winning field goal?

if gore doesn't miss his block then kaep doesn't throw a fraction too soon for crabtree and you're looking at "the catch 3"... hence why i think it was a good no-call

as for the playcalling itself in the redzone (which was pretty atrocious), kaep himself said after the game that they didn't have the necessary plays to counter everything the ravens' defense was throwing at them, so he audibled a fade and got blitzed and that's history


The 2nd down play they didn't get off, with Kaep running left behind Gore, looked golden.  Now, here's the big question.

Why not run the same exact play again after the time out?  Kind of a rock-paper-scissors thing.  If you show it, maybe the defense figures it's off the table for the next play.  Or, maybe it blows up.

All Jim Harbaugh had to do was outsmart his older brother.
 
2013-02-06 04:32:18 PM  

Dafatone: AdamK: KiwDaWabbit: Why Would I Read the Article: You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.

Technically, defensive holding has nothing to do whether the ball is catchable or not. It probably should have been called, but the Niners shouldn't have been wasting time throwing the ball with Ngata out of the game. They had 4 rushes to get 7 yards against a team with no run-stoppers, and didn't bother trying. I blame the loss on the playcalling and terrible first half more than anything else. Still, the officiating definitely favored the Ravens, so that was tough to see, especially on that final drive. Very tough loss to deal with as a Niners fan.

I wondered the same thing. I understand that it's the jumbo package, so it's different than running the ball in between the 20's, but I felt like they needed to run the ball in that situation.

Not only that, but what about Kaepernick's decision to throw here:

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 640x360]

Of course, if San Francisco took the lead at 35-34 or 37-34, who's to say that the Ravens wouldn't have marched right down the field for a game tying or winning field goal?

if gore doesn't miss his block then kaep doesn't throw a fraction too soon for crabtree and you're looking at "the catch 3"... hence why i think it was a good no-call

as for the playcalling itself in the redzone (which was pretty atrocious), kaep himself said after the game that they didn't have the necessary plays to counter everything the ravens' defense was throwing at them, so he audibled a fade and got blitzed and that's history

The 2nd down play they didn't get off, with Kaep running left behind Gore, looked golden.  Now, here's the big question.

Why not run the same exact play again after the time out?  Kind of a rock-paper-scissors thing.  If you show it, maybe the defense figures it's off the table for the next play.  Or, maybe ...


the timeout is the issue there, IIRC the patriots have done that successfully against multiple teams but were using the no huddle
 
2013-02-06 04:32:22 PM  

spiderpaz: Hopefully, now they hold on to it like it's Crabtree going out for the (possible) game winning catch.


Well, the Niners DBs were holding Jones and Boldin the whole game, and they never got called.  Anyone who knows anything about football could see that the refs let both sides "play."  Not that I cared.  My team wasn't in it.

Besides, even if they scored, the Ravens would have had 1:30 or so with three timeouts with just a field goal to win it.  Not exactly a done-deal.
 
2013-02-06 04:33:54 PM  

Scrotastic Method: spiderpaz: Hopefully, now they hold on to it like it's Crabtree going out for the (possible) game winning catch.

You mean the OPI on the uncatchable ball? Gotcha. Are you also gonna bring up that uncalled DPI against Torrey Smith that prevented a touchdown earlier? Wonder why.


Hey, a knowledgable football fan who actually watched the game!  What the Hell are you doing here?
 
2013-02-06 06:12:46 PM  

japlemon: Hey, a knowledgable football fan who actually watched the game! What the Hell are you doing here?


If you bring up the fact that a ball is uncatchable when talking about defensive holding you are not that knowledgeable.
 
2013-02-06 06:59:03 PM  

DupeOfURL: Lord Stanley's Cup was punted into a frozen canal. Waited for thaw before they got it out.


Not to mention the Grey Cup's adventures (CFL for those that don't know).  It's been ransomed, used to feed a horse, thrown in a pool, broken a few times.  Why must American sports teams outside of the NHL have a new trophy every year?  Not nearly as many cool stories.
 
2013-02-06 07:34:42 PM  
At least they didn't drop it under a bus.
 
2013-02-06 08:17:46 PM  
Niners shouldn't have been wasting time throwing the ball with Ngata out of the game. They had 4 rushes to get 7 yards against a team with no run-stoppers, and didn't bother trying.


So much THIS.
Word is Greg Roman called for Gore run out of their "package" and Harbaugh changed it.
Dumb.
 
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