Question: It seems that Mike Nolan plays not to lose rather than too win at times. I for one would like to see the Niners go for the jugular. Do other teams see this as a sign of weakness?
- Alex, Shingle Springs
Answer: I think other teams see the 49ers' inability to convert short-yardage plays as a weakness. However, I think most coaches would have done exactly what Nolan did when in his situation. A lot of fans are pointing to Mike Holmgren's gutsy decision Monday night as an example of what a winning coach does. But that was an entirely different game than the one the 49ers were involved in. The final score is evidence of that.
- Matthew Barrows