ABOVE: The Ravens run 4 Verts (everyone runs a vertical). The weakness in the coverage is exactly where the Ravens are attacking, deep middle, between the safeties. Yes it's just a picture, but Whitner is flat-footed as Pitta gets 10 yards down the field... He has to play over the top of Boldin but the Ravens OC sees this definitely.
ABOVE: The ball is overthrown by Flacco, but they still have 3rd down to work with. Here is their do-over. *below
ABOVE: Yup, that's about it.
-The Ravens coaching staff clearly saw "When teams go into empty 3x1 or empty in redzone, they play Cover 5.
-SF's defensive coordinator did not change the play call even though Boldin and Pitta switched, giving more of a threat to the middle of the field.
-On Jacoby Jones 50 yard TD, the Ravens came out in 3x1 and Whitner jumped the curl route by the #2 WR and Jones ran a Post & Go right past Whitner.
-The Cover-5 is a pretty conservative coverage, no blitzers, but it doesn't work when players have poor technique like Whitner. His #1 rule is not to get beat deep. Head on a swivel, see #1 to #2, split the difference. It's literally HS level stuff.
-Whitner played an awful game.
-Flacco played outstanding.