Sunday, January 19, 2014

Seattle Seahawks Defeat San Francisco Forty-Niners 23-17 In Close, Hard-Fought Championship Game (1/19/2014)

It was a close game, and the Niners were ahead 17-13 going into the Fourth Quarter.  However, the Seahawks scored a touchdown and a field goal in the fourth quarter to go ahead and win.  The Niners had possession in the last two minutes, and were moving the ball well with Quarterback Colin Kaepernick actually completing some passes for a change.  His last throw of the game was into the end zone, where it was intercepted to end the game with only seconds left.  If the Niners could have scored a touch down, they could have won the game by one point, 24-23, and been headed for the Super Bowl.

It seems to this observer that Kaepernick has some serious weaknesses as a quarterback.  He has trouble completing passes, and makes some bizarre play calls.  His strength is in running the ball.  If he cannot overcome his weaknesses next year, I suspect he will be replaced.  However, I hope he can continue to grow as a 49er and as a quarterback.  

The Niners had a good season and went down fighting hard.  I would rather see them lose the NFC Championship than to go to the Super Bowl and lose there.  Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks. I suspect that they will be the next Super Bowl champions.


PoliticalClownParade said...


Do you really believe Harbaugh will ditch "Kiss My Guns" Kaepernick? I don't think so. Frisco might fare better converting him to a running back. On the other hand, I think he lacks the courage to take a hit. The game was a good one. As with any game where the teams mirror each other on offense and defense.

I found it appalling that the player who made the spectacular play that broke up the pass in the end zone made such an ass of himself in the post-game interview with Erin Andrews. It was shameful and filled with hate. I understand team rivalry, but this was beyond the pale.

Better luck next year buddy.

Stogie Chomper said...

Yes, the dreadlocked buffoon came across as downright crazy in his post-game interview. As for Kaepernick, he's a good quarterback but certainly not a great one. It's hard to say what SF management will do next season.