This is a couple days old but I just saw it.....kinda laughed because his opening argument is the 49ers defense didnt show everything. Do they really think our offense showed everything??? Everyone knows teams play vanilla in preseason but yeah Manning still shredded your high ranked D with a vanilla offense.
During my daily morning browsing of sports on the internet, I came across an article on Yahoo! written by Doug Farrar, editor of Shutdown Corner. And in the article, Farrar stated that Peyton Manning "shredded" the 49ers' defense in their preseason game on August 26. While that may be accurate in terms of what the stats show, it does not by any stretch mean the 49ers defense could not have stopped the Broncos' offense.
The 49ers won the game 29-24, but all the talk centered around Manning. Manning was 10-for-12 for 122 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers -- which are good numbers; I'm not here to refute that. What I am looking to do is explain it from the 49ers' possible standpoint. To say Manning "shredded" the 49ers' defense may be a little overkill and here's why:
49ers' Defensive Schemes
If anyone thinks the 49ers are going to show all of their defensive schemes and stunts during the NFL preseason then you are out of your mind. The 49ers probably played very base defenses for their starters and didn't get any crazier than that even thereafter. And to do that was smart on their part. Why would they reveal anything more than they want their opponents to know? If you have ever listened to Jim Harbaugh during a press conference you know that he will not divulge anything - and I mean anything - to the media that could give the opponent an advantage against his team. So why would he jeopardize doing the same during preseason play?
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