The 49ers dropped their third straight to fall to 3-4 overall. The 49ers did a good job of stopping Peyton Manning, but the offense still has problems. It looks like they have a quarterback who can run this offense, but unfortunately they still have Jimmy Raye calling the plays. With Raye it looks like they open up the offense only when they need a score. The other times it is still run, run, pass.
It’s too bad the 49ers didn’t come away with the W. They gameplanned well for Peyton Manning, sacking him three times on the day, but again the offensive playcalling was horrid. I’m amazed that a fullback counter on 2nd and 10 would be called during one drive. The offensive line did well for Smith giving him time to pass, but those play calls were few and far between.
I guess we can take away something positive out of the loss, the defense did hold the Colts to only 18 points and Peyton didn’t have one touchdown on the day. It’s just the offense didn’t take advantage of the opportunities.
I’d like to give Sims props for the play he had today. I’m sure myself along with the rest of you thought that the 49ers were screwed once Staley went down, but gotta give Sims credit he hung in there and Freeney was pretty much a non factor in this game.