So basically the Ravens backup LT was better than our starting LT.
10.) Refs stunk up the place this entire season. From the replacements to the real refs, they were absolutely horrible. The "let them play" thing needs to be consistent. You can't call the 49ers for pass interference on a crucial 3rd and 11 and then turn around at the end of the game and not call it then.
But the refs clearly screwed the pooch on that play. It was blatant PI. You can't pocket your flag in that situation. If it was incedental... No biggie. But he was holding, grabbed his jersey, and altered his route past 5 yards. It was a horrible "no call". If you do the right thing as a ref in that situation, no one today is talking about you making a bad call, because it was the right call to make. Instead, the whole world is talking about it. Even Ravens fans admit it was a bad no call.The thing that drives me crazy is listening to the talk shows in the morning while driving to work, the former players who say, they didn't have a problem with it. Oh really? So if that is your team you wouldn't be pissed off? Someone actually called that hand play. Are you kidding? The Raven DB was absolutely mauling Crabtree. If they were handchecking I would not have a problem but he grabbed, pulled and never turned his head. The key for a DB getting PI is normally if he is looking back at the ball. The DB NEVER did, he was doing everything he could to impede Crabtree's progress.
Hungover work was no fun. But that was a great game.No it isnt.
Great defense starts with a great defensive line and the biggest part of great defensive line is an elite pass rusher. I'm with you on this 100%. You may be able to double an elite DE but than that leaves all the other guys in one on one battles. Ask Henry Melton about that. Tell your friend, he can have Darrell Revis to start his defense and I will take JJ Watt.Good. I'm not crazy. I understand the two teams I'm basing this off of have different defensive identities. Just......thought my buddy (and gf for that matter) understood the game enough to believe pass rushing beats elite coverage. Does Tom Brady win 2 more superbowls if Justin Tuck, JPP and Osi Umenyoura arent rushing him? I truly believe so.
-an elite pass rusher is obviously more important to a defense than an Elite Cornerback. Yeah you can double an elite pass rusher, but that just guarentees everyone else on the line gets single coverage which is huge. Plus, an elite pass rush is one of the best ways to defeat a great passing attack in a 'passing league' anyways.
Compare that to a CB which can be easily gameplaned for, just dont throw it to him.
The "no call" was terrible. Terrible Terrible Terrible. There are no excuses. It wasn't a hand battle. It wasn't two guys giving equal contact. No, that was as true of a hold as I have ever seen. The reciever on the opposite side of the field is getting held even worse, go back and watch it its trueHad I truly been emotionally invested in the 49ers, I'd be fighting tooth and nail right now. But I wasnt, so I wont. It was a horrible call. If Chris Culliver gets called for grab assing Anquan Boldin, then mugging Crabtree should be a penalty.
1) Who is the better QB, Joe Flacco or Eli Manning? I hate both; dont care for either--good postseason performers, but regular season I'm hesitant. Is Joe Flacco really worth Drew Brees like money that his agent is seeking, and probably will get after the win?At the risk of being labelled a Flacco hater, I thought everything just perfectly fell into place during this playoff run for him. That's not to say he didn't play well, he sure did. That 70 yard bomb against the Broncos was a horribly horribly underthrown ball that would be picked off by 99% of safeties in the NFL. Were it not for that, nobody would be having this conversation. He was solid against the Ravens and 49ers but his o-line is awesome. Justin Smith was also hurt yesterday. If Jay had that protection, who knows what we'd see. Also, that long TD pass to Jones, where Culliver was beaten, was another poorly underthrown ball where coverage was just terrible. Still he deserves praise for not turning the ball over during the entire postseason.
3) Aldon Smith is incredibly overrated, he cant tackle either.Not when he plays against Carimi.
6) I almost forgot what a tight end looked like until yesterday. Then woke up this morning and still saw 87 on the roster......damn.Forget Pitta, Ed Dickson could be a star for us.
The problem with the officials in the Super Bowl is it's an "all star" team of refs. It's not a crew that works together on a weekly basis, but rather "the best" referee, umpire, back judge, etc. It was obvious watching the game that the crew wasn't comfortable working together. If you want a better officiated game, keep the crews that work together each week rather than this garbage.WVU, I understand your point but just because he is not with his "normal" crew doesn't mean a ref can't see a blatant PI/Holding call. This is supposed to be the best of the best, that is the scary part. These guys get paid close to $200k for a PT gig and aren't even very good at what they do. How do you get in that club? The competition committee and league need to get together and make this better. Far to many games this season were impacted by bad calls and I'm not just talking about the replacement refs. The "real" guys whom everyone were clamoring for were not very good either.
The day of the pocket passer has not yet passed. Flacco was brilliant. He avoided the rush well and kept his eyes downfield. Talk about the read/run option all you want.......the best plays in this game were made from the arms of the two QBs and the O-lines that were protecting them.I have been saying this all along. I will take a guy who can throw any day of the week over these flash in the pan runners. The thing that makes Kaepernick good in my opinion is that he can sling it. The running is an after thought or bonus.
Ask your friend to name the CB's for that Giants team? I can't even think of one on that that Giants team and yet the other 3 just roll off the tongue without any thought.Ironically enough, he knew Prince Amukamera; but only because Justin Tuck injured him this past year throwing him into a hot tub.......