Found January 27, 2012 on
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Film breakdown master Greg Cosell examined the "All 22" tape of the Giants victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. The "All 22" game tape is the same film NFL coaches use to evaluate their players. "All 22" means a coach or a player can review each player on any given play. Needless to say, let us get to Cosell's analysis. In UltimateNYG's recap of the game, we noted 49ers quarterback Alex Smith did not play well. Besides the 49ers turnovers which were critical component of this game, the meager play of Alex Smith also played a big part in the 49ers demise. And Cosell validates Smith's mediocre performance. First 3rd down (3rd + 4) Smith had Crabtree on sail route versus “cover 2” but did not pull the trigger, Threw incomplete check down to Gore – Kind of throw you have to make in championship game 49ers shot play on 1st play of 4th possession, Williams stutter deep post off Smith boot action; Williams ran right by Webster
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Despite all the hate mail and death threats 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams has received since blowing the NFC Championship Game, he still has some support. A 7-year-old who is a huge 49ers fan sent a letter to Williams telling him to be proud of his season. Here is a look at the letter via Huffington Post:
In case you’re having a tough time reading the young boy’s writing...
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