Preseason Passes On With the Penultimate Pairing

As the NFL inches closer to the real games in September, teams are supposedly playing their starters today more than any other fake fest. The problem with that is you have things like Sam Bradford, recently repaired QB of the resurgent Rams, going down to another knee injury on a hit by the Browns. Wes Welker was knocked out of a game by being knocked silly with a blow to the head.  Something he’s had a few of. BJ Raji, NT of the Packers is out for the year with a bicep tear.

I get why Jimbo gets a little skittish putting his starters in these games for anything more than 2 series when you see things like this. Granted, scoring 3 points by the 1st string O is no great shakes, but then the 2nd and 3rd stringers get skunked, it sure doesn’t give Jimbo confidence that leading on the backups may not be a spiffy idea.

Andrew Luck played into the 3rd quarter, and was pummeled a bunch of times. Flacco is getting beat up in this game that I have no idea is taped or not. I;m thinking Kappy MIGHT make it into the 2nd quarter. For the supposed grumbling coming out of the Niner locker room about the grueling nature of practiice, the starters can’t reallyu complain on game day. .Unless your name is Jimmie Ward. He’s getting a ton of reps.

Anyhow, we get San Dawg, another team that we later play in the regular season. Will there be a few more heat-related deaths in the house that Jed-zeebub built? Will the grass flip over and die in the heat? Will the grass even stay put?

These questions, and more, will be answered, as the prolate spheroid rotates . . .

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66 Responses to Preseason Passes On With the Penultimate Pairing

  1. NJ49er says:

    I’m planning to have a few friends over for the GB/Seattle opener, fully planning to root for the Pack of course.
    Now Raji goes down.
    Tall order to expect GB to stop Lynch on a good day but, without Raji, it just got a whole lot worse.

    Either way, my 2nd favorite Team is always, ANYONE playing Seattle.
    May they rot in H3LL.

  2. Nipper says:

    BLEEP the pre-season or the Levi turf. Yeah I’m wide awake and bushy tailed. Time for breakfast may as well eat well. BLEEP!

  3. thekiddiespal says:

    Hey, Unc, give us in NYS the earthquake poop. Game gonna go on?

  4. 12th man says: says game is going on.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Stadium’s fine. Trains to the stadium aren’t.

    Not going to this one.

  6. I’m only 20 mi from the epicenter. Woke my ass up at 3:20 this morning.

    • Grumpy Guy says:

      Woke us up, too. Our house in Fairfield is maybe 8 or ten miles from the epicenter. No damage here, though. Napa didn’t get off so lucky.

  7. Starters expected to play 20-25 snaps. Not enough if ya ask me.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    If they get through the 2nd quarter I.m fine.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Field looks like dogshit.

  10. rtfirefly says:

    Did you hear this on the broadcast? They’re going to replace the whole field after the game. Ha!

  11. That’s a fumble. helluva opening series right there. From worst to more then worst.

  12. rtfirefly says:

    2 wide, 1 wide, 3 (sort of) wide on 3rd and long… the more things change, the more they sure as hell seem to stay the same.

  13. Question? How can they rule not a clear recovery? One guy must have come up with the ball. Was he wearing red or white?

  14. rtfirefly says:

    The refs an that non-fumble fumble, Andy Lee and Reid have saved their butt so far.

  15. At least Kap is consistent: two series — two fumbles.

    Bring in Gabbert!

  16. rtfirefly says:

    Iaputi beaten like a drum. Really good thing this is practice. It could be 14-0 SD and it’s 6 min in.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Be nice to see a 1st down.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    This o flat as hell

  19. rtfirefly says:

    2 TEs on every play. Hey Roman, d’ya think teams have figured that shit out yet?

  20. rtfirefly says:

    1 TE, 3 wide, slant, 1st 1st down. Coincidence?

  21. The OL looks like complete horseshit.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Iupati is sucking.

  23. rtfirefly says:

    Looks like we’ll see 3 wide only on 3rd down. So much for the new and improved O.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Well, the lack of pass rush is concerning. And this is with AldonSmith.

  25. snarkk says:

    The new radio sidekick guy Tim Ryan keeps talking over Ted Robinson. They need to practice. Really annoying…

  26. Craig Dahl couldn’t cover my ass with a hip replacement, three screws and a staple in one foot, and the other needing the same. He sucks.

  27. Grumpy Guy says:

    We really do not look like we have a hint of a clue on offense.

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Right. This may ratchet up the talks to getting Boone here.

  29. Grumpy Guy says:

    Boone would help at guard, but he can’t also throw and catch and run and call plays. We have not done much of anything well on offense this August.

  30. Grumpy Guy says:

    Wow. That was close, good catch but could have been a pick six.

  31. Grumpy Guy says:

    Carlos Hyde is going to be good. He’s the best new player on the team.

  32. Liguit is beating Iupati like a rug.

  33. NJ49er says:

    It’ll matter more when we play them in the regular season game.
    Not too concerned about showing them much today.
    Stay healthy and come out of this in one piece.

  34. snarkk says:

    Did I hear right that they actually threw a pass to LMJ, a running back?

  35. NJ49er says:

    Gabbert vs Clemons.
    What a barn-burner this is turning out to be.

    Once again, Sam Bradford will miss another season.
    Talk about an injury prone QB.
    I think he’s missed more time than Run DMc.

  36. snarkk says:

    Bradford out for the year for the Rams — torn ACL on same knee as last year. Rams are hosed.
    Uh, Kap now clipboarding on the sidelines…

    • NJ49er says:

      Shaun Hill might be better than Bradford anyway Snarkk.
      Bradford pocketed $23+M for playing 7 games between ’13/’14.

      He’s the last of those Cap busting Rookie Contracts.
      For good reason.

  37. Grumpy Guy says:

    Stevie Johnson finally gets mentioned – for lining up offside. I still don’t think we keep both Lloyd and Johnson – but which makes it might be a surprise.

  38. Grumpy Guy says:

    Finally! A touchdown.

  39. Blaine Gabbert to Vance McDonald: You can’t stop them. You can only hope to contain ’em.

  40. Grumpy Guy says:

    Gabbert looked more accurate on that drive, but he is still staring down his receivers. He won’t get away with those against starting CBs.

  41. Grumpy Guy says:

    Crappy field might have just hurt Dawson’s ankle. That could be a big blow if its all serious.

  42. unca_chuck says:

    Have either caught a pass? I think Lloyd caught one last week.

  43. snarkk says:

    Question remains why is there yet another pre-season game next week? Ridiculous these games get more and more every year, as players continue to get hurt for nearly nothing. The NFL’s greed is enormous…

  44. unca_chuck says:

    The only way they get rid of a preseason game is if they roll it into the reg season. Which means 2 more reg season games. Which means a shitload more injuries.

    • snarkk says:

      Well, if you get a season ending knee injury in a “real” game, I suppose it is a little easier to swallow. There should be two pre-season games, and keep the reg season as is. They could expand the rosters and liberalize injury and IR lists, or something like that so that injured players could come back later in the season if ready…

  45. Lloyd didn’t suit up today as Jimbo said “he’s working through a little something.”
    I think that’s Harbaugh speak for “we didn’t want to take reps away from the other guys.”
    My guess is Lloyd gets the axe. He can go back and continue with his budding acting career.

  46. rtfirefly says:

    LMJ is getting a ton of work today. From here on in for the preseason, it’ll be backups and guys hoping to sneak by the 2 cuts or get picked up on waivers or at least make the practice squad.
    Down to 53 in 9 days. That’s a ton of guys we’ll be seeing for the last time today and next Sunday.

  47. NJ49er says:

    Sounds like LMJ is earning his stripes in blitz protection today, at least from the radio call I’m hearing.

  48. rtfirefly says:

    Ellington’s getting a lot of work at wideout. If today is any indication, preseason will be the last time he steps on the field in that role except to give a starter an occasional breather.

  49. Brad Sorensen is the Charger’s b/u QB? They’re in bigger trouble then we are if they lose their starter.

  50. rtfirefly says:

    My mistake – cutdown to 75 Tues. and 53 Sat.

  51. NJ49er says:

    Does Glenn Winston supplant Marcus Lattimore?
    Any feedback?

  52. unca_chuck says:

    That’s their 3rd string guy, Dennis. Casey Keenan or some shit is the 2nd stringer.

    Sucked seeing Marcus Martin go down. Didn’t look good for him. All in all, a blah kind of game. Kappy certainly didn’t look very comfortable back there, and the line blocking was terrible running and passing.

  53. Nipper says:

    We’re talking about Practice. Practice? We’re thinking about Practice? Some of you are probably dreaming of Practice! Wake me up! I’m ready to count my toes or watch a practice game. Lets see one, two, three………..

  54. unca_chuck says:

    NJ, it’s still being evaluated. I have an update on the new thread.

    They are hoping for a dislocated kneecap rather than torn ligaments.

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