Game Day IV – The Philly Shuffle

As in the 49ers may need an IV after this one, to keep them on playoff life support. This is either the beginning of the end of the Harbaugh era, or the end of the beginning of this shitty start to the 2014 season. I, along with many others, saw these early games as mere tests to our depleted defense that would be overcome by our newly retooled offense. Funny thing is, though, the NFL, in all it’s glory, decided to institute new rules around line play and WR rules. Which was seemingly designed to slow down Seattle’s constant harassing of WRs, most notably, Denver’s in the Super Bowl, Seattle had the temerity to slow down Pyeton Manning’s passing attack.  Verboten, in the eyes of Herr Goodell. The fallout from that was the apparent referee revenge on a 49er team that is extremely physical and hard-hitting. Recent case being two 15 yard penalties on Dan Skuta and Patrick Willis, which both proved to be legal hits as neither were fined. Anything remotely close to being a penalty has been called on us. Harbaugh redux, or merely kicking big dog when he’s down? Don’t know. Don’t care. But these penalties have been a BIG hindrance in these last two losses, and they need to figure the boundaries and stay within them. If not, this team could very well see themselves looking at a very tough road to even reach the WC. 1-3 and the division is pretty much gone. And we’re on;y at the quarter pole.

Beyond that, this is the second opportunity to win a game in their shiny new stadium. Philly comes in seemingly matching the Niners style of play by falling behind early, and zooming back to victory. The Niners of course have zoomed ahead to leads while coughing them up late. Philly surely doesn’t defend the run or pass well, and is having trouble running themselves due to a decimated O line, so one would think the Niners can attack on the ground and in the air. The key for the local team is to keep the ball away from Chip and Philly’s offense and score TDs when they get the change. I woud love to see the Niners get on top of a team and then keep the hammer down and win going away, but I just don’t know. I think we turn the page back a little and stop ;the 5 WR formations and get back to a more traditional 2-3 WR offense that doesn’t telegraph our intentions.

Tell ya one thing, Philly loves to attack with 3 WRs all day, so our safeties have to do a much better job of communicating downfield. Could be a barnburner. Course that usually means a 12-9 game.

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239 Responses to Game Day IV – The Philly Shuffle

  1. Heard a great stat this morning on the Colin Cowherd show. The Eagles have only beaten Jacksonville and teams (IND, WAS) whose lone win this year came vs Jacksonville.

    Paper Tigers?

  2. Charlie Weis got shit-canned this morning from Kansas. You heard it here first. If Jimbo and Roman leave together Weis will be our new OC. Still haven’t figured out a HC just yet. But I tell ya one thing. If they pry David Shaw away from Stanford, I’m done watching this team.

  3. NoFear49er says:

    Spitblood, I say that because the secondary has to adjust to formation shifts and receivers stemming their routes, on the fly. That requires either somebody yelling out a keyword or knowing their teammates’ likely adjustments from experience. Since this secondary doesn’t have experience playing together I give the benefit of the doubt that the stadium was loud and they couldn’t hear each other.

    Could be they suck either way but I’d rather hope for the best. Unlike Martin where that hope was all but gone in the pre-season and vanished with the first games. Who in the hell keeps him in there giving up the right side of the o-line?

  4. Winder says:

    Carlos Hyde should make his mark in this one. If we can knock-off the fucking penalties we gotta shot.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the closer we get, the (tiny bit) better I feel. Philly’s defense is weaker than ours. But again, it’s all about taking advantage of what they see out there. We should be able to run and pass on these guys, so there’s the opportunity to control the clock.

  6. Hey, Spit! How’s your Raider prediction looking right about now?
    They’re a complete joke. Dennis Allen won’t survive the plane ride back. He’d be better off jumping out sans parachute.

    • Spitblood says:

      I still like McKenzie but his pickup of Schaub and his pick of Carr are curious to me. I’d be building a dominate front 7. Dennis Allen sucks, but sometimes, from a drafting perspective, that helps your team. But I admit I was wrong about their progress this year.

  7. Aaron Rodgers said everyone should just relax. 38-17 > Chicago. 4 TD passes thru 3 quarters. I think Rodgers is relaxed.

    And we lost to the Bears.

  8. Why is Geno Smith still playing QB for the Jets? I hate to admit it, but they should be playing the Puppy Killer. Rex Ryan is as good as gone.

    You guys want Rex after Jimbo exits? That would be a hoot.

  9. 49ers inactives
    QB Josh Johnson
    OL Dillon Farrell
    OL Marcus Martin
    CB Tramaine Brock
    WR Quinton Patton
    DL Tank Carradine
    TE Vance McDonald

    Maybe Tank can sack Foles when he runs out of bounds today. That’s *if* he’s not too busy with his coloring book.

    What a waste.

  10. Spitblood says:

    Jimmy Ward sucks. Celek beats him by five yards. Celek. That’s not a fast receiver. That’s a tight end.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Christ, you never win spot challenges unelss they are blatant.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Then again, no penalties.

  13. Did we trade Vernon “false start” Davis yet?

  14. Our OL blows. The Eagles even got great pressure play before rushing only 3.
    We suck.

  15. Spitblood says:

    Nice special teams units. Lol.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. No running at all. Blitz sack vblocked kick. Great line play.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    This team is tuning out Harbaugh. They are all pass all the time now., Lose Gore and you’ve lost the team.

  18. And our ST sucks as well. Say hello to 6-10. Bye-bye Bo Schembechler Jr™

  19. unca_chuck says:

    This team can’t pick up a blitz to save its life. Rush 4 and they get in.

  20. Spitblood says:

    1-4…… and Harbaugh looking for greener pastures else where. And now we’re stuck with Baalke and Tomsula. Kaepernick’s gotta be happy.

  21. Whomever said Bo Schembechler Jr™ was losing the locker room was spot on.

  22. I think Lee kicked the ball right into Skuta’s ass. Comical.

  23. Gore gains 15 then we pass again. Did we fire Bo Schembechler Jr™ yet?

  24. Of course a penalty negates that 1st dn.
    Bad call or not. We suck.

  25. Spitblood says:

    Bad call on the pick and nobody cares because the refs are sending Harbaugh a message….

  26. unca_chuck says:

    2 defenders hit each other and thats on us??

  27. nice snag by Lloyd. Why didn’t Kap throw it away?
    He’s going to get killed. Too much running.

  28. Kelly should have declined and made it 3rd dn.
    Come back to haunt him.

  29. Kap had all day. No one was open?
    Another RZ opportunity ends with a FG.

  30. NoFear49er says:

    And that’s why you don’t pay hold outs.

  31. Spitblood says:

    The only way the 49ers know how to play is smashmouth, up the gut, ground and pound. That’s what Harbaugh is about to go back to. Anthony Davis is crushing people. If the 49ers’ D can make a stop, this offense is going back to running.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    No pass rush, no 3rd down stop.

  33. unca_chuck says:

    Huh. A little pressure.

  34. Spitblood says:

    Good stop on defense for the 49ers. Now go ground and pound behind Anthony Davis all the way down the field, rotating Hyde and Gore. Then sprinkle in an occasional play action…. not read action mind you, play action.

  35. Spitblood says:

    No Cory Lemonier. Niners going with Aaron Lynch and Ahmad Brooks. Starting to get pressure. Lemonier sucks.

  36. rtfirefly says:

    2 of my 3 Young Turks kickin’ arse in their first chance today, Bridgewater and Bortles.

  37. Spitblood says:

    Anthony Davis down. Enter Jonathan Martin. Team looked good after blocked punt…. until Davis went down…. yeah, it’s the coaches…. whatever. Gotta have the horses.

  38. Spitblood says:

    How many times have I said this…. I love Frank Gore.

  39. NoFear49er says:

    Yeah, take Gore off the field.

  40. Spitblood says:

    My boy, Nick Moody, with great special teams play.

  41. rtfirefly says:

    I can’t believe this; we’re in the lead because our D is dominating the Iggs.

  42. NoFear49er says:

    Ian Williams can play. Dial looks more like RJF.

  43. rtfirefly says:

    I double can’t believe this; Cox is the one guy in our secondary I trust.

  44. NoFear49er says:

    Damn! Martin whiffed on a half-assed tackle attempt.

  45. Spitblood says:

    Jesus… Kaep didn’t even see Jenkins. Nice read and play Kaep. Run the ball behind Gore for the rest of the day.

  46. Kap was LOCKED onto Lloyd there. Just turrible. And even more turrible was the tackling after the INT. That shouldn’t have been returned for a TD.

    Pretty pretty pretty pretty bad.

  47. Kap continues to throw off his back foot across the field. Eventually that’s going to bite him in the ass.

  48. Spitblood says:

    Kaep looks like shit. Another punt almost blocked. No punt coverage. That’s on Baalke. No special teams. Eric Reid hurt.

  49. rtfirefly says:

    That pass was high and wide. Two completions were behind. Where’s ALEX?

  50. Poor throw. Boldin was open. Bring in Gabbert.

    How bout our ST!!!!!

    We suck.

  51. Spitblood says:

    It was just a matter of time before our gutted special teams started to fail us. That’s on Baalke.

  52. rtfirefly says:

    Another whiffed tackle by Martin on the return.

  53. rtfirefly says:

    Eagles O hasn’t scored yet.

  54. Spitblood says:

    This is a bad football team and it’s not because the players are quitting or our coaching staff. This is a bad roster, and a bad football team.

  55. Spitblood says:

    No offensive line protection, no kick coverage, and no secondary. Can’t win with that.

  56. Spitblood says:

    1-4 season over.

  57. rtfirefly says:

    Anybody remember the Niners had the lead a moment ago? Seems like a loooooong time.

  58. NoFear49er says:

    They’re picking on Knuckles.

  59. Spitblood says:

    Jimmy Ward sucks. Nice pick, Baalke.

  60. monty says:

    Nice new stadium though…

  61. Spitblood says:

    I still can’t believe you knuckleheads don’t see this mostly Trent Baalke’s fault. No special teams because of Baalke, no secondary, and no O line depth… but we got a 2 million dollar backup qb.

  62. Spitblood says:

    Yeah, Dennis, this team is quitting on Harbaugh. LMAO. Whatever. This team isn’t quitting. It just has too many weaknesses because of the way the team was built this year.

  63. Spitblood says:

    What do we know about this 49er team thus far?

    1.) This team isn’t quitting on Harbaugh like Del is desperately hoping.
    2.) Our special teams suck.
    3.) Jonathan Martin is embarrassingly horrible.
    4.) Jimmy Ward is getting beaten like a drum.
    5.) Trent Baalke built a shitty team with a ton of holes.
    6.) At least we have a 2 million dollar backup qb.

  64. rtfirefly says:

    Matt Cassel went on IR on Thurs. but got Wally Pipped today. Teddy Bridgevelt is a stud.

  65. Now Goodell and the NFL comes out with with “No More” shit regarding domestic violence and sexual assault. How bout No More fucking Roger. I hate him almost as much as Jimbo.

  66. Vernon is a fucking pussy as well.

  67. WTF did I say when we acquired both Gabbert and J. Martin? Two fucking pussies who would make this team soft. Remove them from our team as once. They’re worse than cancer.

  68. Fucking 3 man rush forces Kap to roll right and throw inc.
    He’s turning into Alex.

  69. Spitblood says:


  70. Spitblood says:

    This offensive line is dogshit. Frank Gore is the only thing that works.

  71. Big break on that holding call. This league is a joke.

  72. Spitblood says:

    Kaep is horrible today…. but it’s because of the offensive line. You start worrying about your line-mates and then you’re less accurate.

  73. Spitblood says:

    Can’t get enough Johnson either! Cox and Johnsons!!!!!!

  74. Grumpy Guy says:

    Not sure why you’d not go for two there. 1 or 2 point game makes limited difference. Try to tie it up.

  75. rtfirefly says:

    SF offense 20, Minn offense 0

  76. No call on Reid hitting J. Matthews. Breaks on calls going our way today…

  77. rtfirefly says:

    We’re back to 1 WR sets. Robaugh’s in their happy place.

  78. Spitblood says:

    Looney for Staley? At least we have a 2 million dollar backup.

  79. Harbaugh playing for the FG. Fucking pussy.

  80. Spitblood says:

    The 49ers have scored all the points in this game. We scored our 23, and their 21.

  81. Spitblood says:

    That was a horrible throw by Foles. Did someone hit his arm?

  82. NoFear49er says:

    A couple first downs away

  83. Spitblood says:

    My Chargers are awesome this year. Yes, MY Chargers. I picked ’em to go to the Super Bowl.

    • rtfirefly says:

      One of my herd of brothers went to SDSU back in the 70s. Dennis thinks I’m a Raider Nation guy, but I’ve been fond of the Chargers for a long time. Fouts went to friggin’ Bellarmine, though, a damn Bell for chrissakes, so I never rooted for them then.

  84. Foles has really bailed us out today. He’s been turrible. But as Mike Tyson would say, I’m ecstatic about our defense. Great job all around.

  85. Spitblood says:

    Why take the timeout there, Kaep?

  86. Spitblood says:

    Kaep is lost.

  87. WTF was that? Blow another TO. Pussy Bo Schembechler Jr™ wasn’t going to actually go for it on 4th dn. We suck.

  88. Spitblood says:

    Colin Kaepernick is pissing me off. Terrible football game for him.

  89. monty says:

    You guys are morons

    • Spitblood says:

      Who’s dumber? The moron or the moron who’s willfully reading this? We have no choice. Run while you still can.

  90. Spit, I’ve had like 12 cups of coffee an my Vicodin. I’m still very much impaired today. Just not from the alcohol.

  91. 3rd and 7 and Bo Schembechler Jr™ plays for the FG again.
    Fuck him.

  92. That’s like the 4th overthrown deep ball by Foles. He’s been our MVP today.

  93. rtfirefly says:

    No TOs left if we need a quick score down 3.

  94. Think we lose this challenge. We’ll be out of TOs.

  95. rtfirefly says:

    Only a couple minutes left.

  96. Spitblood says:

    I knew it!!! I knew we could do it!!!!

  97. NoFear49er says:

    I was sure I’d see a designed run for Kaepernick there.

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