There are so many things that went wrong against the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. Colin Kaepernick got off to a slow start, Donte Whitner had the worst half of the season, Chris Culliver was consistently beat from start to finish, Randy Moss didn't care to go after balls, Anthony Davis got mauled on the right side, Justin Smith was totally neutralized and Ahmad Brooks apparently didn't get his filling of offsides penalties during the regular season. But amid all of those issues on the field, there was another problem: the coaching. Most agree that the play-calling was so-so throughout the game. Read option plays were working well, and then the 49ers would abandon them. They routinely played it safe on third down with draw plays from the shotgun formation. Then there's the end of the game, which was truly awful, but we're going to focus on the beginning of the game.
Jim Harbaugh and the lack of 49ers success early in games
Niners Nation | Feb 6