Originally Posted by StainlessStill
Shocked to see the Steelers not run the ball more often tonight. I think it's a fair observation that givin' our recent troubles heading into 9'er stadium with a very gimpy QB, that the run game needed to show up. Disappointed to see absolutely no sense of urgency with what was at stake when it came to bigtime situations.
Ben throwing it for almost 50 times on a shattered ankle just doesn't sit right with me. It's not like we were down by 30 to abandon the run at any point. I actually thought Mendenhall has a decent game. Should have fed the backs more to atleast keep the defense honest. Mendy averaged 4.3 yards on only 15 carries with a gimp QB.
We ran the ball 19 times for 84 yards (4.4 avg), and passed 44 times. We held the T.O.P 31:26 to 28:34. Just an awful game plan offensively considering our QB was beat up. No continuity or flow to the offense. The Niners took away the deep throws, so what do we do, keep trying to throw deep. We are going to see more of this with Bruce as OC.