posted at 12/17/2012 2:35 PM EST
A day after we watched our offense and special teams all but hand the game over to the 49ers there are still people blaming the defense...and, surprisingly, not Babe. =0
The offense gave the 49ers the ball back to start their drives on our side of the field through out the entire half, the Patriots defense only had 3 bad plays and they all resulted in points, but the offense didn't help them one bit until the third quarter down by 21.
Let's go over the 49ers scoring plays, shall we?
7-0 = Bad play by secondary, both guys were expecting help over the top, but McCourty read it wrong and swayed to the middle of the field instead of playing over the top of the CBs. Dennard and Arrington should've put hands on Moss and Walker though, but that's besides the point.
14-3 = No, this 14 wasn't from the defense giving up a score afterthe 49ers INT Tom and walked the ball back to the two. No, this was a bad play by, the now benched, Steven Gregory being no where near his zone to help Dennard and forcing Dennard to pick up his guy along with Walker. Walker walks in, but again, Gregory got benched half way through.
17-3 = Defense makes a goal line stop, but Mayo gets blocked in the back for a 3-20 conversation, but no call.
24-3 = Ridley fumbles (WHY THEY KEPT BRINGING HIM IN IS A MYSTERY TO ME!!! WOODHEAD WAS THE ONLY EFFECTIVE RUNNER!!!) and the 49ers take it to the 3. Gore picks up a CK fumble and walks in.
31-3 = Brady INT, takes the ball to the New England 27. CK splits the safeties, again was Gregory who didn't even keep up with his WR and let the WR run right past him. McCourty couldn't get there to bail him out in time. Once again, glad BB finally benched Gregory. The guy is a bum.
31-10 = The offense finally wakes up.
31-17 = Defense does job, gets off the field, offense scores again.
31-24 = Defense does job, gets off the field, offense scores again.
31-31 = Defense does job, gets off the field, but loses Dennard and is stuck with Arrington. We all knew it was coming (An Arrington mess up), but Brady scored to tie up the game.
38-31 = Arrington thinks we're playing touch football. Whiffs after ST gives offense great positioning.
41-31 = Brady couldn't get the offense another 7, offense stalls, 49ers kick a FG.
41-34 =Only get to mid-field, missed the onside kick.
Not saying the defense was elite, but the offense was no better. Luckily for us, Chung replaced Gregory and with a healthy Gronk Brady has another option to go to. I think defense know how to handle Wes now, just stick you number 1 CB on him and you can take him out of the game. -_-