49ers’ Kyle Juszczyk clowns critics who thinks he shouldn’t have scored vs. Packers
Kyle Juszczyk scored what many thought would end up being the game-winning touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. At the time, the touchdown put the 49ers up 28-27 with 37 seconds to go.
Some thought Juszczyk should’ve stopped and laid down at the one-yard line to take more time off the clock. On Tuesday, the fullback for the 49ers backed up his decision, per Brian Murphy of KNBR.
“I’m disappointed at (the reaction). There are plays I want back, I promise you that’s not one of them. You don’t get to choose in NFL when you get to score. That was one of the bigger plays of my career”
Aaron Rodgers, with no timeouts, led the Packers right down the field and into field goal range where Mason Crosby would pipe a 51-yarder to win the game for Green Bay as time expired.
It’s easy to look back and suggest the 49ers should’ve attempted to take more time off the clock but the reality is they had already been doing that in an effort to make sure Rodgers didn’t get his hands on it again. Expecting Juszczyk to just stop and roll over at the one-yard line is pretty foolish plus there’s no guarantee the 49ers would’ve punched it in after that. Sure, the odds are high that they would’ve, but there’s never a guarantee.
Juszczyk made the decision that most would’ve in that spot and it’s hard to question or fault him for doing so even though the 49ers ended up losing to the Packers.