Jim Harbaugh Regrets Passing Over the Run

kaepI 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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  • SF had a running back who could have done the job.

    The question might be whether he was counting on pass interference to get a new set of downs, and didn't get the call, much to the irrelevant chagrin of sports talkers.

    In any event, the main question is that why SF got so far behind early. Of course, they did in the prior playoff games, too, but couldn't get the lead this time.

    Of course, if Lovie did it, it would simply be a result of a brain fart.

  • In reply to jack:

    Not a good idea to count on something so iffy, especially to decide the game.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    But if Jim didn't have the Fridge to push Walter over the goal line, people would complain that the run didn't work,either. And if Lovie would have sent Colin out on a rush, Colin's knee probably would have been fractured or ligaments torn.

    As they say, the game has to be played.

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