Game day 2 – Steel Town Homecoming

Week 2 of the Niners season is Jimmy T’s homecoming. Back to Pittsburgh. He’ll have a bunch of support from friends and family but not from the rest of river city.

As i suspect early on, and through ateast half the season, no one will take this team seriously nor give their opponents any points. The Niners get 6.5 for this one.  Actually smaller than I thought, given the 3 point home bump, and the supposed superiority of the Steelers.

hey, you never know. The Niners have won 5 of the last 7 meetings .

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152 Responses to Game day 2 – Steel Town Homecoming

  1. rtfirefly says:

    The Niners will be playing for 1st place next week in Arizona. They’ll lead the Cards on tiebreak with a win. The Lambs host the Steelers, so technically the Niners could become clear 1st.

  2. Lurker John says:

    The asshole, arrogant, prick-squeezing, cocksucking Sea-Fucks are 0-2 and that takes a hell of a lot of the sting out of the Niner’s loss. Red and Gold until I fucking die.

  3. Lurker John says:

    The bleedin’ Eagles look AWFUL. I think the league has caught up to Mr. Kelly.

  4. Lurker John says:

    What I don’t understand is all these purported 49er ‘fans’ who seem to take perverse pleasure in the team not doing well. I started reading the comments on the game article on SFGate (big fucking mistake I know, but evidently I’m a glutton for punishment) and 1 minute after the game ends it’s the same old players making the same stupid-ass comments, about ‘Krapernick’ and Jed York blah blah blah, Baalke can’t draft and on and on. The same guys, every goddamn year.

    If you’re a fan of the team why would you take pleasure in losses? Because it proves your point? If so, that’s the definition of pathetic. If you’re not a fan and just trolling 49ers boards, that’s almost as pathetic, spending all that energy trying to get a rise out of another team’s fans and NEVER GETTING TIRED OF IT. It takes banning some of these fools before they stop, and even that doesn’t work for long.

    Every fan gets frustrated when their team struggles. That doesn’t mean you bail on them.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Some times you have daysike this. Frankly there is some good to come from this. The strike to T smith, uh, some nice drives. And, scene. The defense was awful. Like they had a short week to recover from a game and had to fly for 6 hours. For all the shittiness they should have had 16 more points on the Miller drop and the kappy near score.

    The offense is coming around. The Dede we had as bad a day as can be imagined. And he same holds true for our next opponent. Leave Palmer clean and he will torch us as well. Their one is ‘t as good as Pottsburgh’s so we’d better harass him or we’ll suffer a similar fate.

    Yeah, john, it’s the anti-bandwagoners who want to shout”I knew they would suck before you!” There’s a blog full of them at 49ersoutsider.com.

    I attribute it to all of them being breastfed for 10 years by their mommies.

    Otherwise, why the desperate need for attention?

    • rtfirefly says:

      The Raiders looked they a playoff team. Carr looked poised against a good D. They’re on a two game Harbaugh winning streak.

    • NJ49er says:

      They sure did.
      Against John Harbaugh’s Ravens to boot.
      Talk about screwed over on the schedule?
      Ravens opened with B2B West Coast games.
      They did stay over for the week I believe but, it’s a major adjustment, especially coming out of the pre-season.

  6. NJ49er says:

    Our OLine got abused today.
    Our DLine just couldn’t get anything going either.
    I’ll chalk it up to an opponent better rested and better prepared.
    The shot Hyde took to the leg early on looked scary too.
    How he came out of that with no significant injury was a blessing.

    As we knew coming into the season, the Secondary will hold up only as long as the front 7 can compliment them.
    Too many busted assignments back there today.
    Hopefully it will fuel the focus for our 1st Division game next week.
    Having a taste of speed today could provide some needed improvements for John Brown in AZ.

    Couldn’t help but tip my cap to Haley and the bubble screens they used today.
    If we could master timing on that sort of play with Torrey or Patton, we might see some better point production going forward.
    We simply flat-lined this one.

  7. snarkk says:

    Bad loss, yes. At least Niners lost to a very good team.
    But, arguably worse loss was Rams 24-10 steaming pile of a loss at Washington, the capital of dysfunction…

    • NJ49er says:

      Seems the Rams couldn’t handle the running game today Snarkk.
      See if that holds true going forward.
      I also think Seattle is having issues of their own, between the OLine and, life after Dan Quinn.
      Kam Chancellor holdout not withstanding.

  8. rtfirefly says:

    Kappy could take a lesson from Rodgers.. Aaron threw twice at Richard Sherman during the game. Both times Seattle was offiside and Rodgers knew it was a free play.

    • NJ49er says:

      Not to mention Ben getting a free one on us when Brooks did the same thing RT.

      I thought Kaep held his own in an otherwise piss-poor display from the OLine.
      He kept his eyes downfield and, made several nice throws under pressure.
      He still needs to work on the fade throws into the end zone too.
      He almost took Boldin off his feet on the TD throw.
      Thought for sure that was going to get overturned.

      Not a bad day from Kaep in terms of stats but, we’re still snake bit in the Red Zone.
      Lost tempo, didn’t capitalize enough.
      Hope they iron out those wrinkles before we get to AZ next week.
      The Cards are scoring points.

      • Lurker John says:

        I noticed that too. Two fades to the left corner of the endzone were way overthrown and gave the receiver no chance to catch the ball.

  9. Nipper says:

    Yeah at least the Raiders won. I like their QB. NIners they just stunk it up. Only one loss no big deal. Now the Cowboys with the loss of their QB …….that’s a BIG DEAL!

  10. Lurker John says:

    All one had to do was watch the Packers line do its thing last night to get an idea of how bad the Niner’s o-line is. Those guys work as a cohesive unit, picking up blitzes, opening holes for the running game, giving Rogers time to throw. When the rush does get penetration, Rogers has an uncanny ability to slide around in the pocket to avoid the rush.

  11. Lurker John says:

    Roethlisberger laid to rest any premature predictions of his demise. That fucker throws a deep ball like nobody’s business. Did he miss one of the 4-5 he threw yesterday? I can’t remember one. Just shredded the Niner’s secondary, with help from the d-line which got zero pass rush on him.

    An ugly game all around. I mentioned the Hyde hit yesterday, getting hit in the knee area with his foot planted in the turn, and I’m with you guys; that could have been a season-ender there. That it wasn’t may be the best news of the day.

    Personally, I think the offense does have potential and did some nice things against the Steelers. Kap made some excellent throws, notably the one to Smith who clearly still has elite wheels. Need to keep getting him the ball in space. Predictably, Kap was getting torched on SFGate for getting a lot of yards after the game was all but decided. I look at it as the 49ers refusing to quit and playing out the string.

    Chuck mentioned it above, but there were points left on the field. Boldin dropped 3 balls I believe, Davis had at least one, the egregious boner by Miller cost them a sure TD. None of the passes were difficult receptions. They make those plays and Kap’s numbers are sick for the day, and they were already damn good. He’s making good decisions and accurate throws, whether certain people want to admit it or not. But it’s the same old story, the guy has someone in his face in less than 2 seconds too much of the time. The line HAS to be addressed in the draft.

    /essay

  12. Nipper says:

    Skeebers with a sarcastic new thread enjoying himself too damn much.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    So does Rothlisberger, though he barely had to do it.

    They had the deck stacked against them. I don’t think they are this bad. Pittsburgh was coming off a tough loss. Their home opener, they had 10 days rest.

    AZ is a big game. Getting to Palmer is paramount.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I figured they’d be jizzing themselves with the loss. It’s amazing they can type with all that spunk on their keyboards.

    Yeah, John, throw in Hyde’s fumble among the early problems, and all the drops, and you have a situation where they just couldn’t sustain anything. The 2 17 play drives netted 3 points. Bad. For all the pressure Kappy was under he had a solid game all around. The red zone offense was problematic.

    And yeah, Hyde’s knee looked shot after that hit. VERY lucky he didn’t sustain a major injury.

  15. rob says:

    Any way just to let you know I would be a little surprised if we top AZ this week

  16. Lurker John says:

    AZ is looking tough this year. The Niners will have to bring their A game, no question. A lot of young guys on this team learning on the fly, trial by fire, There’s going to be growing pains.

  17. Irish Kevin says:

    Don’t know if this was talked about so my question is do you guys think Pitt played soft in the 4th quarter and is that why Colin was able to complete those passes. And the second thing will those complete passes cause the coaching staff to call more pass plays? This has been going on for several (10) years now. The Niners play a team that can pass the ball and end up being down by double digits and the Niners continue to run the ball. Then the 4th quarter starts and all of a sudden the passing game is working and they are scoring too little to late.

  18. Lurker John says:

    ^^^I wondered the same thing yesterday.

  19. Winder says:

    At least the team now knows what it’s like to get throttled. Take it as a learning experience and move on. There were a few bright spots from Kappy and that in itself is encouraging.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    The coverage wasn’t soft on Smith when he made the 75 yard TD catch. He was bracketed by 2 guys.. The thing is, the Niners WERE driving the ball well most of the day by going underneath and spreading the ball around. But they were doing that early as well as late. It’s hard to pinpoint if Pitts changed anything since we were moving the ball all dayl. All those red zone fuckups were terrible though. Even though Pittsburgh was scoring at will, we left 2 TDs on the field. If we score on those opportunities, the score is 43-36. The early fumble that they instantly turned into a TD was a killer.

    So the game was closer than it appeared for whatever that’s worth. I don;t think they played it much different had we scored those 2, but who’s to know? The pressure never lessened, and they were stuffing the run all day.

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