Found November 14, 2012 on
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams
In some ways, watching game film of the Rams vs the 49ers is an absolute joy, to see a team execute its gameplan to perfection. In others, that same film is agony to watch. Most of the latter moments came on defense, which had a very uneven performance and put our offense behind the 8-ball throughout the second half.
We'll write up examples of things the Rams did well in a related article. But this feature focuses on three examples of plays that the Rams failed to defend time and time again. These aren't individual effort plays, like missed tackles or dumb penalties; these are repeated problems that would appear to be coachable and fixable.
In this game, they flat-out cost us a win.
1. An inability to defend the crossing pattern
This happened multiple times in the game, but few were more critical than this 3rd-and-15 in the second quarter on what would be Alex Smith's only scoring drive of the day.
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San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith already cleared his first hurdle toward returning to the field after sustaining a concussion Sunday in the 49ers' 24-24 tie with the Rams. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that Smith got a good night of sleep and that his symptoms were "good." The first step in getting cleared to return after a concussion is the absence of symptoms...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith took another step
toward being ready to suit up Monday when his team takes on the Chicago Bears.
Smith was cleared for non-contact drills and was able to return to practice
Wednesday, reports Kareem Copeland of NFL.com.
"Contact is kind of like
the final straw," Smith said, via The Bee. "But I was able to go out
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has passed his concussion tests and has been cleared for contact. He’s now on track to play against the Bears on Monday night.
49ers QB Alex Smith has passed concussion tests this week and, so far, is on track to start Monday night vs. Chicago.
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith plans to seek a second opinion for his concussion, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Smith suffered a concussion against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The 49ers are off until they face the Chicago Bears next Monday night. Before he can be cleared to play, he must be given an OK from an independent neurologist. Even so, Smith is seeking...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith went through position work in a non-contact black jersey Wednesday, his status still unclear for Monday night's NFC showdown with the Chicago Bears after he sustained a concussion Sunday against the Rams.
Coach Jim Harbaugh kept an eye on Smith from several yards away as he worked with backup Colin Kaepernick and No. 3 QB Scott Tolzien...
Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named the NFC's offensive player of the week.
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San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters,
including Cam Inman of The Oakland Tribune, that quarterback Alex Smith is
recovering well from a concussion he sustained during last weekend’s contest
against the St. Louis Rams.
Quarterback Alex Smith is
recovering well from a concussion that knocked him out of the 49ers' 24-24 tie
with the St. Louis Rams, according...
49ers QB Alex Smith has passed all his concussion tests and should be on track to play Monday night against the Bears according to ESPN.Fantasy Spin:Smith injured himself about halfway through Sunday's tie against St. Louis. His 104.1 QB rating through nine games is the highest of his career.
Cam Inman reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith has been cleared for non-contact drills following a concussion that he suffered against the Rams last Sunday.
Smith has a decent shot of playing against the Bears this weekend, but his performance in the team’s upcoming practices will probably determine his status for Week 11.
Much like the Bears, the San Francisco 49ers lost their starting quarterback on Sunday to an apparent concussion. As of now, the status of Alex Smith is up in the air for their showdown with the Bears on Monday Night Football.
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