49ers vs Bucs Half Time Reactions


It’s halftime in San Francisco and the 49ers came out charging at the Bucs.  In a bold move 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh showing confidence in his defense after winning the coing toss deferred to the Bucs.  The 49ers D proved him right and forced a punt, after a nice return by Ted Ginn Jr the 49ers marched down the field.  Capping off the possession with a TD pass to Tight End Delaine Walker

The Bucs put together a nice drive of their own to follow it up and took it down the field rather quickly on the 49ers Defense.  A couple nice runs by Lagarrett Blount and some Josh Freeman completions put the Bucs in striking distance.  The team had settle for a FG as the 49ers red zone defense held up giving up only a FG.

Early 1st Quarter Observation Alex Smith seems to really be getting the football out really fast.  And I had no idea you could run the power run with so many differnt variations.

Frank Gore with a really costly fumble in the red zone for the 49ers.  Can’t complain too much about Gore this is rare for him.  Before I could even finish writing that last sentence Carlos Rogers takes an INT 31 yards for a 49er TD!

The secondary comes up big after the Josh Freeman throws yet another INT to rookie CB Chris Culliver who made a nice 23 yard return to put the 49ers offense within striking distance.  A couple Gore runs and a big pass interference penalty on a TD pass attempt to Vernon Davis put the 49ers just yards away from another TD.  The 49ers stuck with the power run and after a couple attempts Frank Gore lunged through for another TD.  After David Akers added the extra point the 49ers now have a commanding 21-3 lead.

Don’t get comfortable though 49ers, after all the 49ers just overcame a 20-3 halftime lead to the Eagles last week, it can happen. 

Once again the 49ers are winning due to the turnover ratio which they lead the league in currently.  Expect the 49ers to pound the running game in the 2nd half and try and wear out Tampa Bay while running out the clock.

 Snap Reactions:

Alex Smith looks AWESOME- Alex should have had another TD pass to Walker on that 2nd Q rollout but Walker wasn’t in position to make the catch.
Defensive Backfield looks amazing
Frank Gore has erased all notions that he has “slowed down”
The Carlos Rogers signing has been money for the 49ers, Rogers has 3 INT’s in the last 3 games.
Ricky Jean Francois has played well in Isaac Sopoaga’s absence
Chris Culliver has played exceptionally well with the 49ers thin at CB today.
This team looks more prepared for it’s opponet than any Mike Singletary every prepared in his life
Maybe I was wrong about Ted Ginn Jr-do what you want bro
Jim Harbaugh is showing a TON more confidence in Alex Smith as the offense has been completley opened up in this game.


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