Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

February 12, 2024 07:58AM
He was accurate, he didn't make mistakes, and he never seemed rattled. He was nifty on his feet. He's going to have a really good career with the Niners (darn it!).

Purdy was not the reason the Niners lost.
The Niners lost mainly because they faced a team more experienced on the biggest stage, and that plays slightly better in the biggest game. And it they had Mahomes. Just because you can go down a roster and compare it and say one is better than the other doesn't mean that's how it works out on the field.

But mainly the Niners lost because 1) their rookie Kicker missed a PAT (so KC could employ an entirely different approach, rather than having to take bigger risks). 2) McAffery fumbled when the Niners were pretty much assured a FG at the minimum, but the way they were easily moving the ball they more likely would have scored a TD. 3) One of the worst calls I've seen in a Superbowl by Shanahan, in passing for a 3 and 4 at about the Chiefs 10 yard line, with 1:52 to play, and the Chiefs with 2 time outs.

Not much to say about a missed PAT except it happened.
Not much to say about a fumble, that happens, too.
But, that call in the last 2 minutes made no sense. It was no better than 50/50 that the Niners succeed to make a 1st down whether running or passing in that super-compressed part of the field. If they ran, then the clock runs, and no matter if they don't make the first down, more time is taken off the clock and KC is forced to use one of their 2 time outs. Instead, by an incomplete pass, the Niners essentially gave KC a 3rd time out, and it wound up taking that plus the other 2 time outs for KC to win. If they had had only 1 time to work with, KC likely would have had to settle for a FG and a tie. That second time out is what bought them the ability to run one more play that resulted in the game winning TD, before they would be forced to kick a FG.

Really, really bad call strategically. Unwisely aggressive.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Same old story. Purdy is very vulnerable when under pressure…

Rams43410February 12, 2024 05:36AM

  Re: Same old story. Purdy is very vulnerable when under pressure…

Old Goat133February 12, 2024 06:33AM

  Re: Same old story. Purdy is very vulnerable when under pressure…

JimYoungblood5377February 12, 2024 08:30PM

  Re: Same old story. Purdy is very vulnerable when under pressure…

Old Goat52February 13, 2024 01:25AM

  Not the point

JimYoungblood5338February 13, 2024 03:25PM

  I don't know JY...

JamesJM41February 13, 2024 03:56PM

  Amazed by Purdy

den-the-coach37February 13, 2024 04:31PM

  Re: I don't know JY...

JimYoungblood5340February 13, 2024 04:35PM

  Re: Not the point

Old Goat24February 14, 2024 01:59AM

  I think all of that is fair

JimYoungblood5320February 14, 2024 11:39AM

  Re: I think all of that is fair

since6828February 14, 2024 04:32PM

  Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

RockRam132February 12, 2024 07:58AM

  All of that last paragraph is true but

waterfield82February 12, 2024 01:30PM

  Re: Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

mtramfan70February 12, 2024 01:38PM

  HE missed a few game winners....

JamesJM69February 12, 2024 01:46PM

  Don't fool yourself and underestimate Purdy!

Coy Bacon52February 13, 2024 03:31AM

  agree on Purdy

21Dog44February 13, 2024 04:53AM

  Purdy reminds me of Scotty Pippen

waterfield43February 13, 2024 06:51PM

  Re: Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

Old Goat62February 12, 2024 02:15PM

  Re: Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

mtramfan53February 12, 2024 03:55PM

  I will never understand why Reid didn't challenge...

JamesJM60February 12, 2024 04:19PM

  SF defense gave up 16 points in the 2 nd half

LesBaker40February 13, 2024 04:47AM

  Re: Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

since6850February 12, 2024 06:18PM

  Re: Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

Ekern5543February 12, 2024 06:43PM

  You are right on all counts

JimYoungblood5359February 12, 2024 07:58PM

  Re: Purdy was more than good enough for the Niners to win

dodgerram50February 12, 2024 10:43PM

  Purdy was ok against the blitz, just not when it mattered most in the SB

Ramsdude31February 14, 2024 06:24AM

  You aren't watching objectivity nm

LesBaker25February 14, 2024 12:48PM

  Re: Same old story. Purdy is very vulnerable when under pressure…

Ekern5562February 12, 2024 06:21PM

  One thing that is dangerous to a contending roster

merlin53February 13, 2024 09:05AM

  Purdy got bailed out in OT

Ekern5556February 13, 2024 05:42PM

  FWIW Blandino and 2 hosts on NFL Radio Network said good call

JimYoungblood5348February 13, 2024 06:00PM

  Kupp wouldn’t get that call

Ekern5553February 13, 2024 06:08PM

  Understand

JimYoungblood5345February 13, 2024 06:12PM

  Re: Understand

Ekern5539February 13, 2024 06:20PM

  Re: Kupp wouldn’t get that call....Well, in the SB win he got it

dodgerram37February 13, 2024 11:16PM

  Re: Kupp wouldn’t get that call....Well, in the SB win he got it

21Dog37February 14, 2024 04:57AM