Originally Posted by Juke99
A picture is worth a thousand words. Note how Irvin's right arm is locked up.
As far as Switzer...He could never beat the 49ers. The teams were evenly matched for years. Jimmy was the difference maker. Switzer could whup the rest of the NFL because he had superior talent (as he did at Oklahoma where he was a great recruiter, not a great coach).
The mistakes that were BAD NEWS...after regaining some momentum, moving in to the close of the first half, deep in his own territory with little time remaing, rather than run out the clock Switzer elected to throw the ball. We lost the ball on downs...
SF gets the ball back. Jerry Rice was left in one on one coverage and scored on a bomb from Young going into half time...a real back breaker.
[View Full Quote]And leaving Larry Allen out at RT all game was insanity. Guys just blew past him play after play. Knowing what we now know about Ron Stone (that he was in fact a quality lineman) it makes the decision to leave Allen out there even worse.
Yep, bad decisions all around by that old curd of a coach... He wasn't used to managing a game at the pro level... He was way in over his head... Are you sure LA was a RT back then... His rookie year I thought he was a guard. We are talking about 94 right... I thought it was around 97 when he was a RT for the full year. Wait!!!?? Erik W. was injured after the AZ game this same year in his infamous Mercedez vs. the concrete highway barrier wreck... was the switch made then for LA... ??