The Super Bowl is over and it’s time for the blues to kick in. While I love most sports and follow the NBA, MLB, and others, I have to admit that NFL football is the premiere sport I enjoy. So now I’m faced with the post-Super Bowl blues and I need to get my head on straight. Just to keep the buzz for awhile let’s look over some observations on the Super Bowl and the 2013 NFL season.
The Baltimore Ravens got the Lombardi Trophy and they did it with defense and a very good performance from Joe Flaco, who’s become one of the most consistent and reliable QB’s in the league. The Ravens also took advantage of their ability to create turnovers, a key component of winning in the NFL.
If the 49ers fell short it was in the area of control. When you’re playing a team like Baltimore you can’t give up possessions. I also believe a fundamental mistake was made by not running more plays designed for Kaepernick to carry the ball. A threat is no good if you don’t show you’re capable of carrying it out. San Francisco will be back in 2013 and tougher than ever though, so get ready.
As for the blackout, well, that was bad but not the worst thing in the world. While it’s funny for the rest of the country it wasn’t good for New Orleans and I think it will adversely impact their ability to draw another Super Bowl for awhile. But for all the TV people who made a big deal out of it I don’t think it changes the game.