The 49ers were 30 seconds away from ending in another tie, unfortunately, the Rams kicker had something else in mind. The Rams beat the 49ers 16-13 in OT. The 49ers move to 8-3-1 on the year and to make it worse the Seahawks won in OT and are now 7-5. Things just got a little tighter in the NFC West.
Now onto the game, where do I begin. First off I’m gonna say it and I’ll probably be in the minority, but this loss is on Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick. It is on Harbaugh for sticking with the ‘hot hand’ Kaepernick, when Alex Smith is clearly the better choice. I’m not saying he is the better QB, but at this time, Smith is better for this team.
Colin Kaepernick will be a very good QB, but you go with Kaepernick next year and let Alex finish what he started. I honestly believe if Smith is at QB, the 49ers win this game. Kaepernick gave the Rams 8 points.
Yes, I was on the Kaepernick bandwagon. I thought Smith got a raw deal. Kaepernick brings more to the table, but in the middle of another Super Bowl run you stick with the QB who has been winning. Kaepernick did well against Bears because they didn’t game plan for him and against the Saints, the defense bailed him out with two pick 6’s.
Okay, maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit. Always hate talking about the game before I can clear my head. This loss should be put on Greg Roman, the play calling isn’t consistent and lots of times to cute. When you need to run the clock out you do not call that play where you pitch to Ginn. Also his play calls need to better suit Colin, they are still running the plays that Alex ran and these QB’s are not the same.
Again I know, I’m in the minority and I still have faith in Harbaugh. Maybe it is just second guessing, but man this loss sucks. They should have won this game and knowing the outcome is different with Alex, makes it suck that much more.
I’m sure if Harbaugh sticks with Kaepernick, I’ll be on his nuts next week if he comes out slinging it. But for now…I’m not.