Game Day V – Nut Up Or Shut Up

This is another one of what they call statement games. The 49ers are facing a very pissed off Houston team who on the face of things could be 3-1. They pissed away the Seattle game last week, their QB is under fire for fading in the face of adversity at the end of games, and the end of seasons, and the head coach went all Mad Mike Martz last game to play his part in the stupidity.

The Niners? Well, they are at home. They are supposed to be an elite team. This game was marked as a win before the season started. These home games are usually supposed to work out in our favor. The problem is, this team has looked anything but elite in the face of strong defenses. Seattle and Indy silenced this offense pretty easily. So, it’s time for this team to make a statement, or be exposed as a team that may have rested on its laurels this last offseason. Lose another at home, and this team is in big trouble. Gone will be the division, and they likely are looking at 4-4 at the break, and losses to the Saints, Hawks, and Falcons would be the least of the troubles for this team. 9-7 would be the likely outcome, if not worse.

Win the game, and a semblance of balance is restored to the team. They need to prove to themselves at least that they can beat a quality team at home. Even with the win they are going to find it hard to win the division without some help, and a home win against Seattle. A game a couple months off, but ooming large on the horizon. For the time being at least. Hence the title of this thread. This team has a chance to prove to itself, and the NFL, that they ARE bona fide contenders, and not pverhyped pretenders. All the commercials, accolades, back-patting, and media fawning can come crashing down on this team very quickly. As we all know, the NFL is paved with one-hit wonders, and teams that have fairly quick shelf lives. I think this team is built for the long haul, but with the mercurial nature of our head coach, and the general idea that it doesn’t take much to get knocked off the pedestal (just ask the NY Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers), and you have a recipe for backsliding.

Note: Just saw on the NFL channel that Patrick Willis is a ‘greater than 50-50 chance to play tomorrow’ per Vic Fangio. Joe Staley is fine for tomorrow, but still and all this game worries the shit out of me. Time to play big instead of small.

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57 Responses to Game Day V – Nut Up Or Shut Up

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Injury report – Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Willis (groin) will be a game-time decision after missing a few weeks of action. The Texans are hoping to have left tackle Duane Brown (toe) and wideout Andre Johnson (shin), but both are questionable.

    Watt and Cushing are listed as questionable, but Cushing should pass his concussion test. I’d post the report, but it’s a mile long for each team.

  2. Alleykat says:

    49ers interested in Richard Seymour.
    Maybe half a season along side Justin Smith,and when Aldon comes back could be a good thing.Only wants to play for a contender,so the chess match may continue with the Seasquawks.

  3. Indy giving Seattle a little of its own medicine with a blocked FG returned for a TD.
    Game on.

  4. Winder says:

    As you said chuck, high expectations have been tempered by some pretty poor play. I don’t even know what to expect today or which Niner team will show up. I just hope I can stay in the same room as the tv.

  5. Alleykat says:

    Eat shit Seattle.Ballgame Petey!!

  6. 12th man says:

    Unbeaten no more! Niners have a chance to pull one back today, game got bigger.

  7. This Peyton Manning guy is a bum. He’s only thrown 19 TDs in 4 1/2 games. Alex Smith never threw 19 TDs in an entire season. But we were better off not signing Manning and keeping Alex. Put that on my tombstone. I want to keep laughing in the afterlife.

    And now Manning just faked out the entire state of Texas on a naked boot for another TD.

    You fucking mooks.

  8. Best player currently in the NFL:

    Peyton Manning

    Who gives a flying fig who’s second?

  9. Winder says:

    I think the Colts are for real, no fucking miracle comeback for the stinking wads. This might turn out to be a very good day after all. We need to keep the ball out of Texas’s hands today, they have far to much firepower. In other words we need to score a shitload of points.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Anyone with 11 playoff losses isn’t all that.

    Manning would have been a terrible fit here, Dennis. As you well know.

    He shoulda just been picked off that 3rd down before the FG.

  11. 12th man says:

    Niners are 3rd in the West, just sayin.

  12. 12th man says:

    Romo is like a swiss watch, you can always rely on him to choke at the perfect time.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Bingo. Game out of 1st if the Niners can win this.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Brock!!! Pick 6!!

  15. unca_chuck says:

    I called it as well.

  16. Have the Texans killed Matt Schaub’s first born male child yet?

  17. With throwing a Pick 6 in four consecutive games, Schaub just broke a Peyton Manning record of 3 straight. I guess breaking any Peyton Manning record is better that not breaking any at all…

  18. the Texans’ zone blocking scheme could prove troublesome. Just look at our results up in Seattle.

  19. Ninerdog says:

    Brock should be permanent there…

  20. Ninerdog says:

    Texans hate Candlestick right now

  21. ninerdog says:

    First an goal….where have I seen this before

  22. ninerdog says:

    They didn’t use that one in the superbowl

  23. I was wondering whether the Texans would rally or fold following their devastating loss to Seattle last week. Right now? It’s Manilla folder time.

  24. ninerdog says:


  25. ninerdog says:

    Nice block by Gore now just give him the balll

  26. Nnamdi getting hurt was the best thing to happen to our defense.
    Brock with his 2nd pick. I posted his stats numerous times. he was the worst rated DB in Philly last year. *in my best Dorothy Gale voice* “We’re not in Oakland, 2006 anymore Toto.”

  27. Seriously. If this team has any plans of success in the postseason, they need to go hit Nnamdi over his knee with a 2×4. He sucks.

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Sorry. Dennis. They’ll just sit him. Like they did woth you. Brock read that play beautifully.

  29. Grumpy Guy says:

    Spillman buries them deep in their own end. We’re firing on all cylinders tonight. And the Texans are driving Chuck’s broken down trailer… 😉

  30. ninerdog says:

    I concur…it is Brock’s time…enough of the awsomeless Asumwah

  31. We’re up 21-0 and pissing and moaning about our injured 3rd corner.
    Nipper was right.

  32. Irish Kevin says:

    Well looks like it back to the run full time. I wonder how long before the good teams put 8 in the box and challenge the Niners to pass. Not only that but if they continue to put Kap under center he is going to get hammered trying to pass the ball! Just because Gore fells more comfortable with the QB under center does not mean you let your QB get hammered. See Montana and Young for that at the end of their careers. That is old offense lining up. Today’s NFL is out of the shot gun. Otherwise you are puttinG the life of your QB in the hands of the offensive line.

  33. ninerdog says:

    Gore’s leg is hurt….he might not be coming back

  34. ninerdog says:

    Brock will be an unrestricted free agent in March…just sayin’

  35. ninerdog says:

    There was a Crick in that pass

  36. twinfan1 says:

    the coaches and ck himself seem more concerned with him not getting hurt than making plays. hard to complain about 24-3, though…

    • Flavor says:

      Totally agree with this. It’s idiotic, they aren’t playing golf out there, this is a contact sport, you can’t just focus on not getting hurt. Besides stripping away his value in a game, that’s a really fucking good way to get yourself hurt….

  37. snarkk says:

    I don’t like the Harb’s / Roman play calls when they get up by a fair amount. They go into a shell, and into basic runs, instead of putting on the pressure and go in for the kill shot with flexible pass plays mixed in. Let Kap loose, for Pete’s sake, and let’s see some slants and wheel route passes. Get a damn TD and put this away…

  38. Alleykat says:

    Time to burn more Schaub jerseys in Texas!!!
    49ers Rolling baby!

  39. snarkk says:

    The defense and Schaub’s screw ups won this game for the Niners. Offense did just enough to put it out of reach. I still don’t like the play calling. I hope they’re saving the full gas pedal offense for games down the road…

  40. unca_chuck says:

    6-15, 113 yards isn’t very inspiring, but how ’bout going 25-36 and 506 yards, 5 TDs and losing? Sorry, Tony. Maybe next year.

    Crazy shit. Ball control is key, as Schaub and the Texans found out. 177 on the ground had something to do with that as well. Short field, on and on. Some of the early pass plays were quicker, the run game worked again, so, there’s little to complain about.

    The needed this game bad, and they took it. The pick 6 definitely set the tone. He had a great game all around. As did the entire defense.

    • Romo put up 48 pts. tonight. It’s all his fault his defense gave up 51. You fucking mook. I’ll take my chances with Romo putting up 48 every week vs Bo Schembechler Jr. and his QB putting up 113 yds.

      This team is not winning a championship with Jim Harbaugh as its head coach.
      Period. End of sentence. End of discussion.

      • NJ49er says:

        Where exactly is Promo going with Jerruh and Jason Garrett?
        FF Wonderland?

        That Dallas game was all about neither Team having a clue on Defense Del.
        The one thing that has taken us where we’ve gone is our ability to play D.

        Granted, we’re getting our share of injuries on that side of the ball of late.
        Our Offense needs some major improvements, especially on the passing game side.

        The Season is young, we’re in the mix, we’re coming into an easier stretch now too.
        We have to find answers for this anemic air game over the next 3 weeks.
        AZ next week will be a challenge.
        Good Secondary over there.
        Can’t look past any games until we have our shot at redemption vs Seattle.

      • NJ49er says:

        One major upside to Schembechler Jr football is wearing down a Defense.
        Sure, I’d like to see more Peyton-esque aerial attacks but, as you saw in Dallas, unless you challenge a Defense on the ground, you often see these back and forth scoring spectacles.
        I’ll take Wins anyway we can get them.
        Our Offense did squat tonight by the stat line observation but, the Defense made the difference.
        Kaep is not Primetime ready at this point but, it’s still October.
        No need to panic.

  41. unca_chuck says:

    Well, Dennis you’d rather lose 41-37 than win 34-3 apparently. The offense wasn’t spectacular, but then it didn’t have to be. The scoring drives were 65 yards, 32, 11, 39, 80, and 2,and of couse the pick 6. They scored when they got their opportunities.

    This team is still struggling some on offense, but there’s plenty of time for these guys to get healthy in the WR corps and to get better in the air. Manningham will be back pretty soon, With some more viable options in the passing game, these guys should start clicking better. You think Dallas is going anywheere with Romo? Yeah, he had a great game. But . . .

  42. unca_chuck says:

    PS. Dennis, you said the same thing about Bochy for years. Wrongo.

  43. Alleykat says:

    Sales of Matt Schaub’s new football jersey “Pick 6” are flying off the shelves in Texas!!

  44. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

  45. Irish Kevin says:

    I don’t see the Niners getting tested till they play N.O..the 4 games before that if the Niners don’t go at least 3-1 over the next 4 games they will not make the playoffs.

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