coming. Few if any refs are going to call that and basically give the SB title to a team. Not happening.
a) inside the 10 yard line it's tight. It's a big boy's game.
b) Throwing passes inside the 10 yard line can be similar to rebounding in the NBA It's about body position and elevating and fighting for the ball at its highest point.
c) the scouting reports said Kapernick's first option is Crabtree. (they threw to him 3 straight times). FWIW, best hands on the team, that doesn't hold water in this instance. It's not going to be a Jackie Smith moment. It's a 5 yard TD pass.
d) Scouting reports said leading into the game Kapernick had overthrown 7 of 8 passes to the endzone prior to the Superbowl.
e) Based on point D, you are asking Kapernick to throw a timing route (ie in a certain place at a certain time) that's a low percentage completion based on those stats. On 4th down, do or die no less.
f) I think a pass to like Rudolf which won the game @ Purdue or a pass similar to the jump balls to Eifert would have worked.
g) On third down, Moss was open and waving his arms, see link, but again, Kapernick's first look is usually Crabtree, which isn't bad at midfield, again not so much inside the 5 yard line.
Again, just my 2 cents, and for the record, I was rooting for the 9ers to score there.