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. rob says:

    24 – 21 today. Hate to pick against us but not only is it east coast short week but they’ve had extra time to prepare. Not only that but they’ll want to rebound at home after getting bounced by NE.
    Can we shock the world AGAIN !?
    GO NINERS !!!

  2. NJ49er says:

    Gonna be hard to rattle Ben as we did with Teddy last week.
    We’ll find out soon enough just how well a short week of prep gets handled against a well rested opponent.

    Be nice to find a big play or 2 on their Secondary from Torrey too.

  3. 12th Man says:

    24-17 Niners

  4. Berger says:

    I would expect us to be able to run over the Steelers and to stop their running game. Can we stop their passing game. Probably not. Can we equalize that with moving the chains and minimalizing Big Ben’s opportunities? I think yes. And because defense and running games travel well I say 27-24 49ers.

  5. Nipper says:

    GO NINERS!

  6. Flavor says:

    few things more irritating than losing a TO on a dumbass challenge as soon as the game starts.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Worth it tho. A 35 yard 3rd down play that was close, id throw it.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck. Stupid mistakes.

  9. Lurker John says:

    Boldin did this shit last year. Perfect throw, first down and he doesn’t tuck the ball away.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Based on the stupid rules around catching I have no idea. Wow. Makes no sense.

  11. Lurker John says:

    Agree Flavor, let’s hope Tomsula doesn’t take up Harbaugh’s penchant for retarded challenges. That wasn’t even close to being challenge-worthy.

  12. Lurker John says:

    Niners got lucky there. That was a fumble.

  13. Lurker John says:

    2 deep balls now. Sorry, but Johnson doesn’t impress me, at least not yet. He got whipped by a mediocre receiver.

  14. Lurker John says:

    That was way too easy. Welcome back to earth, boys.

  15. OHDbee says:

    I/m a lonely girl.

  16. Lurker John says:

    Man, the o-line looks shaky in pass pro.

  17. OHDbee says:

    The I have mommy issues.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Red zone blues. Fuck. Once again the WRs are barely involved.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Make a play, goddamn it

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Quick plays are still something we can’t do.

  21. Irish Kevin says:

    Damn not good so far!

  22. Lurker John says:

    Boone has gotten abused on a couple of pass plays now.

  23. Lurker John says:

    Same story, if they don’t give Kaepernick time, he’s not going to complete passes downfield.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    We still refuse ti throw slants. Or deep balls. Nice drive, but they need to score.

    Tomsula dogs Boone for his shitty play.

  25. Lurker John says:

    This is getting ridiculous.

  26. Lurker John says:

    And it’s already starting to get ugly. No pressure on Roethlisberger, blitzes aren’t working, secondary getting shredded. Not good.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    Reid was in decent position and stopped running. Not sure why

  28. Lurker John says:

    Back to earth with a THUD.

  29. Irish Kevin says:

    This game will test Colin’s arm!!

  30. Lurker John says:

    This is the NFL, guys, you HAVE to be able to pass.

  31. unca_chuck says:

    You have to be able to block as well. Even when they double Brown, he catches the ball. We don’t have time to hit our WRs. Or even look at them.

    Oh well. Need a big play by the D to even give the team a chance.

    • Lurker John says:

      My point is, Hyde is great but first and second down runs all game aren’t going to cut it. For all intents and purposes, this one’s over.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    Or not. DBs getting torched.

  33. Lurker John says:

    You’re talking about a guy who has been shit in the league since he arrived and they can’t cover him. Ben goes for 400 today.

  34. unca_chuck says:

    Well, I think there is something to the short week. These guys get 10 days rest and we get 4 and a 6 hour travel day.

    And buwwit notes that RBs get hit when they play. Really?

  35. Flavor says:

    216 passing yards to 7?

  36. Lurker John says:

    Jesus H. Christ

  37. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck. Think they are going to try the end zone again?

  38. Lurker John says:

    Well, we can see what happens when Kap has time to throw. He can cut them up. Problem is, 3 of the 5 o-lineman are shit.

  39. unca_chuck says:

    Christ. Time time time.

  40. Lurker John says:

    OK, we’ve seen the 2 extremes, maybe we’ll find the happy medium in coming weeks.

  41. Lurker John says:

    Alrighty then! Go Packers!

  42. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, one win doesn’t make the year. Neither does one loss.

    Tough to win in AZ though.

  43. Irish Kevin says:

    I thought the Niners would learn to pass the ball “DOWN” the field!

  44. Lurker John says:

    You ever notice that the 49ers rarely go with a quick count?

  45. unca_chuck says:

    The defense that gave up tons of yards to NE is shutting us down.

  46. Irish Kevin says:

    Good teams can throw the ball down the Field, you can’t tell me that every team the Niners play have pro bowl quality backs!! This is not all on Colin, the O-Line, the WR’s, the coaching staff!! All of them!!

    • Lurker John says:

      Absolutely. The offensive line is the main culprit, imo. They simply don’t give him to time to set his feet, let alone let routes develop. Let’s hope they get coached up and improve as the season moves forward, but with meatballs like Devey and Pears being trotted out there every week, I’m not holding my breath.

  47. unca_chuck says:

    Like Lon Simmons said back in 1980. this will either be the worst looss in recent memory, or the greatest comeback in NFL history.

  48. Lurker John says:

    Haha, now the Vikings are waxing Detroit.

  49. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, For years they just don’t design plays that get WRs open.

  50. Lurker John says:

    Maybe those plays are in there now, there’s just no time to get them the ball.

  51. Irish Kevin says:

    The first play will define the second half!!

  52. Irish Kevin says:

    Running the ball when you are down by 4 touch downs will not get it done!!

  53. Irish Kevin says:

    Yep no passing game,

  54. Irish Kevin says:

    Colin is taking a beating, where are those screens? Something to slow down the Steelers D

  55. Lurker John says:

    One thing is for certain, they’ll learn a lot more facing guys like Roethlisberger than they will facing guys like Bridgewater. With a lot of young guys in there, there’s going to be growing pains.

  56. Lurker John says:

    Not enough touch Colin.

  57. Lurker John says:

    Perfect throw. Fuck Vernon!

  58. unca_chuck says:

    Vernon and Boldin with big drops. They’d better not overturn this 1st down. There’s no way to see enough to change it.

  59. unca_chuck says:

    Screens aren’t working, Kevin. Too much pursuit.

  60. Lurker John says:

    This is unbelievable.

  61. Irish Kevin says:

    Back to running it up the middle?? Really?

  62. unca_chuck says:

    Somebody explain to me why that isn’t a catch. 2 feet down, shoved on, he hits the ground with the ball and it’s incomplete.

  63. Lurker John says:

    I’m sorry, but Kaepernick has played a good game. 2 huge drops on this drive and your fucking FB can’t fall down without dropping the ball. He should be completing about 75% of his passes, with 150 yds and a TD. Awful line and receiver play. Bag Vernon Davis, go with Celek, McDonald and Bell, who may be the best receiver of them all and if Boldin continues what he started last year, dropping easy passes, sit his ass too and give White a shot.

  64. Lurker John says:

    That’s the rule Chuck, You know that.

  65. Lurker John says:

    Young guys just love moving laterally on punt returns. Keep doing that and you’ll end up flipping burgers at BK.

  66. Lurker John says:

    Nice look off by Colin on the pass to VD.

  67. unca_chuck says:

    What is he supposed to do? The football move on that play is getting hit and maintaining possession til he hits the ground.

    What is fucking retarded is the ground can’t cause a fumble but it can cause in incomplete pass? That is asinine. I’ve been saying it since they instituted it.

    • Lurker John says:

      He’s supposed to secure the damn ball throughout and he knows that. He just didn’t. But I agree the rule has taken it too far to the other extreme. Any word on Hyde? That hit he took in the first quarter was scary looking.

  68. Lurker John says:

    Bell looks like a stud in the making. VD should be looking over his shoulder.

  69. Lurker John says:

    Fucking Pears. What a piece of shit.

  70. Lurker John says:

    Don’t know what the official was looking out there. Out of bounds.

  71. unca_chuck says:

    Hyde’s knee s fine they took him our for concussion tests.

  72. Lurker John says:

    Kap’s skill guys are killing him this afternoon. Boldin hasn’t done shit but fuck up, Smith non-existent for the most part, VD all over the place, Miller bones the TD.

  73. Lurker John says:

    Wow, I thought that’d be overturned for sure. The replay showed he did get that right foot down. Exactly why I don’t make my living having anything to do with pro football.

  74. Lurker John says:

    Have they even laid a hand on Roethlisberger today?

  75. Irish Kevin says:

    Finally

  76. Lurker John says:

    Wow!

  77. Lurker John says:

    Nice. Showing some fight here.

  78. Irish Kevin says:

    Nice in stride pass!!

  79. Irish Kevin says:

    Where has that been all game long!!

  80. Lurker John says:

    corners looking weak in this game

  81. Lurker John says:

    what the fuck is acker doing on that play? Let that guy run around free?

  82. Nipper says:

    OUCH! What a day……

  83. Irish Kevin says:

    Well we saw everything go right last weekend and everything go wrong today. Especially with the Defense. How do you give up 43+ points!!

  84. Lurker John says:

    Kap is winging it right now. 300 yds right around the corner.

  85. Lurker John says:

    DeAndrew is in the house!

  86. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah this one pretty much hangs on the defensive backfield. 5 50+ plays.

  87. unca_chuck says:

    Not much rush either, but 200 yards for Brown, the guy you NEED to account for?

  88. Lurker John says:

    They aren’t quitting. Seems minor in a blowout, but it’s important.

  89. unca_chuck says:

    Jesus. Red zone concerns haven’t been dispelled.

  90. rtfirefly says:

    Well, I missed the game. All I could gather was 37:00 Niners TOP. Check. 1 TO vs. 0 for the Steelers. Check. Worthless: 78% for a zillion yards, 3 TDs and a perfect passer rating. Aha.

  91. rtfirefly says:

    Broken collarbone for Romo. First Dez, now Romo. Tough luck, Jerruh, maybe next year. Though you’ll stay in first after today, 2 games ahead of the Gints and Iggles (1 on the Redskins? How’d that happen?). The Eagles regular season offense with Bradford has to be the worst in the league even with all those weapons. If this keeps up, Kelly is not long for the NFL.

    TEEEEEEBOW! I can hear Philadelphia from here.

    • rtfirefly says:

      A comedy of errors – Philly gets a huge play with a steal-the-ball-from-the-receiver fumble. Next play, shotgun snap with no one on the line set and Bradford not looking, setting up his receivers. What do you call it when nobody is ready for the snap except the center? Oops. This is against the Eagles’ chief rival. Pa-the-tic.

  92. Berger says:

    I couldn’t watch today’s game. I get home to watch the debacle on DVR and it didn’t record. Anybody know when the NFL Network is re airing it?

  93. Nipper says:

    Sir Spit is calling Chuck and Berger “morons” and “kiss asses.” Not very kind indeed!

    • NJ49er says:

      Recognize the source, and the agenda attached to it Nipper.
      Most of us live to see success in the face of these monumental changes.
      Others take pleasure in the pains associated with those changes.

      Chalk it up to a very bad day at the office.
      Tom Coughlin is 0-2, as is John Harbaugh.
      It’s the NFL. It ain’t easy.

  94. unca_chuck says:

    Awww. Poor Bakkenspittybuwwit. Only themselves to play with.

  95. NJ49er says:

    Tampa Bay goes into NOLA and bests Peyton and Brees too.
    Sooner or later people are going to realize what a tool Rob Ryan is.
    Hard to digest Peyton and Brees putting up only 38pts through 2 games, while Ryan’s Defense has allowed 58.

  96. Flavor says:

    how did ODB-idiot get in here?

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