It's Saturday, thus it is poll day!
Since @Car beat me to the punch with his highly unique Super Bowl winner poll (not sure if he knows the Ravens aren't playing or if that was part of the bit), let's get picks for MVP.
Who will win MVP of Super Bowl 58?
Brock Purdy- 49ers12.5%
Christian McCaffrey- 49ers12.5%
Deebo Samuel- 49ers0.0%
Fred Warner- 49ers0.0%
Nick Bosa- 49ers0.0%
Patrick Mahomes- Chiefs37.5%
Travis Kelce- Chiefs25.0%
Isiah Pacheco- Chiefs0.0%
Chris Jones- Chiefs0.0%
The refs- Chiefs12.5%
8 votes \ poll ended
Golden boy Mahomes
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So the refs.
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lol yea. I missed that choice in the poll!
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I can handle the 49ers losing a hard fought game or the Chiefs just being better or the Niners not showing up for the first half like they did against Detroit and not having enough to come back but I don't want that bad taste in my mouth I had last year after the AFC championship game when the refs absolutely robbed the Bengals to get the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
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How will you feel if the Chiefs are blowing out the 49ers and the refs keep giving them suspiciously favorable calls?
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If they are blowing out the 49ers because of suspiciously favourable calls I will be pissed but if calls in the Chiefs favour are just another block on the stack of reasons why the 49ers are getting whipped then so be it. I know the Chiefs are going to get the calls. 49ers need to be up by 10-14 late in 4th Q. If it's a close game I don't trust there won't be a 50 yard pass interference because the DBs pinky brushed the WRs jersey to give the Chiefs first and goal for the win or vice versa I don't trust that on a 3rd and 6 the 49ers need to convert to keep running the clock out that a Chiefs DB wont just pull down the 49ers WR before the ball gets there. The Chiefs players are coached to force the refs to make the calls but because the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes the refs don't make the calls.
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I'd be most worried about your pass rushers getting roughing the passer calls. You can't even look at Mahomes funny without getting one of those.
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I missed it too. They probably won't get the award, though, even if they deserve it.
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What does the Chiefs O-Line do well? Nick Bosa: They hold a lot.
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They also get off the snap so fast that it looks like the ball hasn't even moved yet.
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Chiefs C is incredible. If Jason Kelce is retiring I think Humphrey will be the best C in the league for years to come. That being said, they do have a couple weak spots on a pretty good OLine and Thuney is out. I really want to 49ers to have the same approach vs Mahomes as they did vs Hurts and Jackson. Don't go all out for sacks, focus on pressure and contain. It's counter intuitive but the Chiefs haven't had a lot of success with 20 plus yard passes this year and their receivers aren't great so keep Mahomes in the pocket so he can't make those superman runs and off balance throws that no one can stop. Make him throw the ball down field and when he does check it down to Pacheco or Kelce just wrap and tackle.
As for the 49ers OLine, they are going to need some help. Trent is one of the best of all time and Feliciano has been really solid. Banks was having a pro bowl caliber season playing beside Trent before he got hurt but has looked awful since he came back. McKivitz and Brendel are weak though. Although McKivitz played pretty well against the Lions. With how much the Chiefs blitz, I hope the 49ers get the OLine some help with TE, RB chips on obvious passing downs and stay committed to the run. Move the pocket, get your playmakers in motion to confuse the D, Purdy needs to use his legs a bit more. Take a 3 or 4 yard run to give you a 3rd and 5 instead of 3rd and long where Chiefs can tee off.
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Mahomes might be the hardest QB to sack and he's definitely the most dangerous once he gets out of the pocket. Not going all out for sacks is a smart approach.
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