It’s easy to second guess things with the benefit of hindsight to see what actually happened in a particular situation. No one is above it, least of all sports fans. There were several pivotal moments in the 49ers loss to the Rams today that can easily be second guessed. So let’s see what could have, would have and should have been in this game.
Starting with what was probably the most important play of the game, as it turned into the only Rams touchdown of the day. The triple option, running to the left with Colin Kaepernick deciding to pitch the ball to Ted Ginn Jr. who was about 5 yards away from him.
What could have been? Kaepernick could have recognized the defense was on him and that Ginn was too far away to make a successful pitch and just ran a couple yards until he was brought down by the defenders who were approaching.
What would have happened in that case? The Rams would have been denied their only touchdown on the day, and an opportunity for a 2 point conversion which...