Before we move on to Week 3, one more thing about Week 2.
I question Greg Roman’s play call on the 49ers’ final play against the Bears. The 49ers were at the Bears’ 17 yard line with 1:17 left and it was fourth-and-9. Roman called a play where Michael Crabtree ran a post route and ended up in the end zone and Anquan Boldin ran a hitch-and-go double move and ended up in the end zone.
Both end zone targets were “If Passes” for Colin Kaepernick — IF the receiver makes a great catch, the pass works out.
Roman didn’t have to call a play featuring two If passes in that situation. More than a minute remained on the clock and it was fourth-and-9. Call a play where Boldin or Crabtree runs a route that breaks at the first down marker — the 8 yard line — give Kaepernick an easier throw and keep the drive going.