By TED SILLANPAA
Quick hitter…tired of the Super Bowl and tired in general. But, I’m still hearing 49ers’ fans and members of the media criticize the play-calling on the final series inside the goal line against the Ravens.
Where were the running plays? Well, was fixing to run a misdirection play around left end, with Frank Gore lead blocking, when Jim Harbaugh saw the play clock running out and called timeout. I’ve not seen or heard any gas-bag writer or talking head mention that.
What possibly could Jim Harbaugh have been thinking to call a pass to Michael Crabtree on fourth down with the game on the line? Well, Kaepernick explained Tuesday that the pass to Crabtree was the result of Kaepernick changing the play at the line of scrimmage!
Seems like somebody with a notebook or voice recorder might’ve found that out Sunday, but when it messes with the story line you want to tell, maybe you just don’t ask the quarterback what happened?
So, those of you considering spending the entire off-season questioning the play-calling should know that Kaepernick changed the play and said he’d do it again if Crabtree was 1-on-1 with a cornerback.