Blame Nate Clements, But The 49ers Deserved to Lose

October 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If someone had told Mike Singletary that the 49ers would lose to the Atlanta Falcons by only two points on Sunday, Mike would have been purely ecstatic. The team has been so terrible this season that losing a close game to a playoff contender would have been an encouraging sign. But if Mike had heard that they would lead the entire game only to lose in the final seven seconds because of a turnover, his brain might have imploded.
When Nate Clements jumped up and snatched Matt Ryan’s pass out of midair, I saw the open lane in front of him and the only question in my mind was whether or not he would run into the end zone to make the final score more impressive. For the first time in three hours, I believed the 49ers were going to win the game.  
But then I saw Ahmad Brooks obstructing Clements and trying to throw a block on nobody when Roddy White came sprinting up behind him.    
I suddenly had a Marlan McCree Tom Brady flashback and I knew Clemen...

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