No, nothing will hurt as much as the 2002 World Series.
It was a tough loss. but I personally feel last year's NFC Championship loss hurts more.
Yes, I agree with all that the play calling was bad and that Gore should have had opportunities to run the ball with Ngata out. But it didn't happen and it's frustrating.
-Why the **** are we not running the read option or at least running the ball in the red zone? No jumbo package? SMFH Niners **** the bed with that terrible play calling on that last drive
-Aldon Smith didn't do jack ****....Son had like 3 missed tackles
-Cully and Los gettin' beat all day but that's what happens when you have an injured J. Smith and ineffective A. Smith
What's up family. I wasn't on the boards yesterday and refused to watch ESPN or anything sports related but now I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. First off, I just want to say that overall we had a great season, last year we reached the NFC championship and lost, this year we reached the next step at after NFC championship and lost the Super Bowl, so hopefully next year we put it all together and win the final game. Also, thanks to to all the Faithful in here for all the conversations we have had together and thanks to NikeTalker23 for doing all the gameday threads, good job champ.
As far as the Super Bowl goes, I absolutely HATE passing the ball on the first possession of the offensive series. To me, I don't care how predictable it is, you run on the first play of the game, especially with a "rookie" QB in the biggest game of his life on the biggest stage to try and ease some of the pressure off of him. Once we passed on first down I already knew that was a bad sign, same stunt we pulled when we lost to Seattle in Seattle. You run first to help get your offense and your QB going. The fumble by James was big, we could have got some point off of that, and then the kick off return after kick off pretty much helped win the game for the Ravens and take whatever energy we had coming out after halftime away. Last point regarding the game, of all people to get roasted or beat I knew it would be Chris Culliver. I didn't like his comment prior to the game regarding gay people and he certainly got his butt handed to him for that comment during the game as far as I'm concerned by giving up that big touchdown pass. I don't like when athletes talk before a game and then end up making a mistake, which is what he did. It's that much more reason to to just be quiet and let your play do the talking. Then for him to talk about the group of people that he did talk about, when you play in an area that is largely populated by said group makes absolutely no sense. I would like for him to apologize to them, and for giving up that big touchdown pass.
People on my s**t list:
Chris Culliver - I dont think I need to explain this one.
Donte Whitner - See Chris Culliver (although much better in second half).
LaMichael James - His fumble was the biggest turning point of this game IMO.
Aldon Smith - Milk carton status. Missed tackles all game long, zero pressure on the QB and pretty much useless all game long.
Greg Roman - Inexcusable playcalling at the end of the game. I heard the 49ers justifications for not calling runs, but I dont care. With Ngata out, I dont care what kind of defensive formations the Ravens were running.
As for the draft or trade picks, we need to get a big young stud receiver if possible, and a physical corner to help try and lock down opposing receivers.
Hope everyone is okay for the most part, I know it hurts but time helps heal all wounds and sorrow. We'll be fine.