For 49ers and Ravens, Timing Is All Wrong

Sports Illustrated

Something was going to happen. Eli Manning made that observation. Something always does happen. Football, like life, is about timing.

Football, like life, also is about accountability.

Eli and Tom Brady are going to another Super Bowl, verification of their skills and, on pass patterns, their timing.

It’s a team game, says everyone who plays. No question, but it’s also an individual thing. Can you handle the pressure, or in the case of poor Kyle Williams, the football? No less importantly, can you handle failure?

There’s a quote John F. Kennedy took from someone else, so it’s been around. “Victory has a thousand fathers. Defeat is an orphan.’’

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