The 49ers have some time off before their next game, so over the next few days I’ll go through the coaches tape and highlights problems the Niners had during their most recent loss. Today, I’m highlighting NaVorro Bowman. He missed six tackles against the Rams. I’ll show you each one.
First missed tackle: First-and-10, 7:00 1st quarter. Todd Gurley gains three yards after Bowman misses him.
Second missed tackle: First-and-10, 3:05 1st quarter. Gurley gains eight yards after Bowman whiffs.
Third missed tackle: Third-and-12, 0:40 1st quarter. Pharoh Cooper gains two yards after Bowman whiffs.
Fourth missed tackle: Third-and-3, 1:24 2nd quarter. Cooper Kupp gains three yards after Bowman whiffs.
Fifth missed tackle: First-and-5, 2:18 3rd quarter. Robert Woods gains 19 yards after Bowman whiffs.
Sixth missed tackle: Third-and-10, 10:57 4th quarter. Gurley gains 16 yards after Bowman whiffs.
The Rams gained 51 yards after Bowman’s missed tackles. All respect to Bowman, but he’s not fit to play anymore. He consistently overruns ball carriers because he struggles changing directions. The 49ers should have failed Bowman’s physical before the season and reached an injury settlement with him so he could have left town with dignity.