San Francisco 49ers Thread

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  1. TMC

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    Another thing to consider is that Kyle Shanahan has made it to the SB twice already... and both times his playcalling has been heavily criticized (fairly, imho). I'm not saying he's the only one to blame, but he played a role in the defeat.

    And it's weird, because playcalling doesn't seem to have been an issue til now (correct me if I'm wrong, please... I've watched the playoffs and some regular season football, but I don't have enough time to follow other teams closely. I've got enough time invested in following the Bucs). It just happens to him in the SB. Atlanta's defeat vs New England was totally his fault, and he could have done a much better job vs the Chiefs, it just doesn't happen in other games.
     
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    In both cases he went up against 2 old time vet coaches.

    Those guys have seen everything and know when momentum shifts and when to capitalize.

    Shanahan is still new at this but should get better.
     
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    I think Shanahan f*ck up again, plain and simple. You can't give the Chiefs the ball 33 minutes of the game, because they have Mahomes and two great weapons in Hill and Kelce (not to mention other good players like Williams and Watkins... it's a team built to win now) and, even more important, your defense is not well rested for the final minutes of the game. I think the defeat is mostly on Shanahan. It wasn't only his fault, obviously, but he played a big role in the defeat.

    Oh, well... the Niners have a great roster with plenty of weapons. They'll be back next year as a contender. As for this offseason, they should try to add help at WR and improve their o-line as much as possible (Staley is great, but everybody else is average at best, imho). But they should be back, and hopefully Shanahan will have learned the lesson for the third time.
     
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    Agreed.

    But like I said, experience is key.

    Kinda like watching an old boxer bide his time until the younger, stronger, faster boxer slips up or takes their foot off the gas and then they swoop in for the kill.
     
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    I understand now why this is a Quarterback's game tho.

    One throw was all it took to turn the whole team and, inevitably, the whole game around.

    Shanahan went to his QB too late after micromanaging him the whole game.
     
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    Agree with TMC. They got terribly out coached that final quarter. Plain and simple. It was very odd to see the offense not look much like how it operated the entire season.

    Credit to the Chiefs defense, though. That front 7 brought it.
     
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    Still hurtin from this game. I think it was all execution. Game of inches. Buckner gets to mahomes on 3rd and 15, niners are probably winning that game. As it was, mahomes threw a damn lollipop ..i thought for sure it would get picked. So frustrating to watch. Then Jimmy overthrows sanders... just some tough stuff.

    KC did a good job on 1st down runs for the most part though. I think that was a key.
     

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