I read in today's Trib that the Head Coach of the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, has pangs of remorse for masterminding those incomplete passes at the Ravens 5-yard line. I had no dog in the fight, but I wonder myself why he did. And though I'm not a pro-football insider, I got the impression early on that Jim's playbook had more razzle-dazzle, shell-game stuff than his brother John's. So why did his creative juices dry up at that critical moment?
Yeah, I realize I'm blowing smoke in that ideal realm where hindsight is always better than foresight, and that I'm doing the Monday-morning quarterback schtick, but I gotta believe that if Jim Harbaugh had turned his fleet-footed, elusive QB Colin Kaepernick loose---even if it took three times---the outcome would have been different. And the game would be long remembered for a brother's keeper.
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