Game Day! Seagulls for Dinner

Been out of touch for a while here but I’m back in the saddle again. Apparently the offense looks better but the defense has been lacking in consistent pressure. Sounds familiar.

The question with the Seahawks is, are we the French fried garbage that gulls feed on after games, or are we majestic chicken Hawks feeding on the flying rats?

Thing is I still think this team is still finding its way. Lots of inconsistency on both sides of the ball. And special teams as well. The good news is the Niners are at home. The bad news is, as bad as Seattle is playing right now, they look better than us.

Granted I’ve seen nothing of the last 2 games, but the O must have been doing something right to score 52 points these last 2 weeks.

Sure, we can win. Wilson hasn’t been killing it this year. 21-13 Niners.

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85 Responses to Game Day! Seagulls for Dinner

  1. Flavor says:

    I’ll be shocked if we win this game. Beating (I should say *barely beating*) a shitty Baltimore is a lot different than beating Seattle who could easily be 6-0. I know the D isn’t the same but it’s probably still good enough to befuddle Kaep

    • 12th Man says:

      Squawks could easily be 1-5 too but for an official handing them another game for not enforcing the rule about batting the ball out the back of the end zone.

      Niners 24-21

  2. Nipper says:

    Yeah if the Niners win it will be considered an upset at least by the national media. The score has to be low. The Niners have to get ahead early to win. The D has to show up!

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Sure, I’ll be surprised. A little. I hope this team is still in the process of finding its footing. Offensively at least. Well, defensively as well. The defense is a big problem without pressure. Guys like Manning and Palmer and Little Ben can pick us apart when they are untouched in the pocket. Rodgers had a tougher time with the pressure though. It’s all very Jeckyl and Hyde at this point. Bridgwater was stymied back there. As bad as we have looked at times, we could be 3-3 ourselves. With any offense we could have taken GB. I know, wishes and fishes and all that shit, but in today’s NFL the talent balance is very close. Given the amount of BS this team has dealt with, I think they still have the potential to get their shit together and play well.

    The D backfield was waylaid by defections and so was the LB corps. I thought we had the horses for the defense to still play at a high level, but it is proving to be very inconsistent. Aaron Lynch may not have a lot of sacks, but he’s proving to be a very good pas rusher. Brooks needs to be a bigger presence as Bowman is still not the dominant presence he was before the injury. The offense seems to be improving given the O line problems, and the running game issues with Hyde nursing a bad foot.

    Tell you one thing, I’m a little surprised about the Rams. They have looked flat and outclassed in most of their games. The whole NFC West has a brutal schedule, and it is taking its toll already.

    Tell you one more thing, Jed had better beef security the fuck up. They can have NO problems with fights and rowdiness and shit. Especially on a nationally televised game. These short weeks suck.

    • 12th Man says:

      Niners had the Giants beat and should be 3-3. I hate the “prevent” D, especially this year when assignments are confused so often.
      As for the O, Flavor and others make a fair point, the O has looked decent against the Giants and Ravens D.
      However, the improvement has also happened with personnel changes on the O line, putting Kap under center more, fairly radical schematic changes including moving away from the “strength” of the O TE group and into the WR group with a very nice assist from the FB department.
      I believe the O is making solid improvements, and if anyone thinks that the Giants or Ravens D is somehow drastically shittier than other teams, they are deluding themselves. This is the NFL and the difference between excellent and not is wafer thin.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Throw in Minnesota’s 8th ranked defense that we handled pretty well and you just never know.

    It all comes down to the pressure. Without it, we get toasted on the back end pretty regularly and give up too many easy points.

    • 12th Man says:

      Coverage sacks or pass rusher sacks work equally well. It’s the middle of the field that has hurt fairly constantly, they need to fix that urgently.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Tried to post something. Didn’t work…

  6. unca_chuck says:

    RTF and 12th I reinstated your posts from the previous thread as I always enjoy reading about Jimi Hendrix.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Heck, I don’t even remember what I posted except that the previous music posts put me in the mood for some ’60s music.

      Good to have ya back, Chuck! I’m reading (quite coincidentally) about ancient Mediterranean empires right now, with the current book on the Roman Empire. Lots of cool pics. Hope you had fun!

      For the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, barbarians cresting the hill in the distance…

    • rtfirefly says:

      Oh yeah, Janis. I had to go back and check. Not my favorite song of hers, but it ties in to the Atlanta Pop Festival the documentary on Jimi had stuff from. Sort of. This was from the Monterey Pop Festival, which was the first time all the music biggies had ever heard her.

  7. rtfirefly says:

    I think I lost one to WP (never sure if I just hit the wrong button and killed it).
    Here’s another one from Janis:

    Summertime ended a few days ago here with a big Whoosh, Winter’s Coming!

    Bring on the SeaChickens! I’m ready for them now!

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Need the rain here, that’s for sure.

    Always loved the vibe on this song.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    I’m very jealous of my older sister. She went to the ’67 Monterey Pop fetival. If there’s any moment in history I could go back to, this would be high on my list . . .

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, saw bunch of those OD on the Greens . . . They all kinda blend together. Aerosmith, Foreigner, Frampton, AC/DC, Frank Marino, Ted Nugent, BOC, Stones, the Who, the Clash . . .

    • rtfirefly says:

      Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last concert out west, they actually were a setup band for Frampton that day. Santana and The Outlaws completed the one I saw. (Cat Stevens was across the parking lot a couple years earlier in Warrior Land.)

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, was at that one . . . the AC/DC, Van Halen, Pat Travers, Foreigner, Aerosmith one was epic in that Aerosmith was laughed off the stage. Every band blew them away.

    By the time Aerosmith was done, 3/4ths of the crowd was gone. The remaining folks were pretty much laughing at them as they stumbled and mumbled through their set. Must have been the lowlight of their touring career. Steven Tyler famously said “if you saw us between 1976 and 1985, sorry. We were fucked up out of our minds most shows.”

  12. Irish Kevin says:

    Okay Niner friends, I am at the game, my whole top row is going to be unfurling a flag for the Anthem. It will be 3 flags, mine is the top flag, I am in the middle!! Be looking. I will be in red! Shouldn’t be to hard to pick out!

  13. Irish Kevin says:

    Fuck, get Kap out from under center, let him fucking run!!! Even Montana said it in an interview!! No one goes under center anymore

  14. Irish Kevin says:

    A run on 3rd and 20, yep no change. When was the last time the Niners had 3rd and 20 and got the first down? Never!!

  15. Lurker John says:

    Craig, I’m not sure where you’re getting “Seattle…could easily be 6-0.” They’re one blown call from being 1-5 and have a plethora of their own problems, in addition to a legion of their legendary bandwagon fans bailing on them like rats off a sinking ship.

    I don’t think the Niners will beat them but let’s not go sticking them up on a pedestal. They don’t deserve it.

  16. Lurker John says:

    Let’s hope Bradley Pinion develops as a punter, else the pick used to draft him will have been a complete waste. Right now he looks like ass as a punter. Meanwhile, Andy Lee is having another stellar year.

  17. Lurker John says:

    Hope you bought some of that good juju Kevin!

  18. Lurker John says:

    It looks like bad Colin showed up tonight.

  19. Irish Kevin says:

    Why are Wilson’s passes all in the center of the field, the the Niners are all down the sideline where Kap throws them out of bounds?

    • Lurker John says:

      That’s a good question. Seattle’s been in his head for so long that he still looks like a deer in the headlights.

  20. Irish Kevin says:

    And let the blowout begin!! Fuck!

  21. rtfirefly says:

    Well, the winning streak was nice for the 4 days it lasted.

  22. rob says:

    Damn got a hand on it too

  23. Irish Kevin says:

    Let’s see if the Niners can do a 2 minute drill or just take a knee.

  24. Lurker John says:

    Who ever decided that Tramaine fucking Brock is a #1 corner?! He sucks ASS.

  25. Irish Kevin says:

    Bet Kap takes a knee!

  26. Flavor says:

    This is just a joke. I’ve never seen less energy in a 49er team. Even that final game for SIngletary where he was the only one trying to rally them for a win to get to the playoffs and they just sludged their way through the game vs (the Rams?).
    Anyway, we suck. Maybe that’s why they’re so lethargic, because they know it too.
    Some of those Kaep throws throw, I mean come on. How can you motivate yourself to run a tight crisp route if the QB is gonna throw the ball 10 feet over your head or 20 feet out of bounds???????

  27. Nipper says:

    Hey where’s Dennis?

  28. Irish Kevin says:

    This team reminds me of the teams before Walsh and company, they had nothing!!

  29. rob says:

    3rd down runs at 17-0 ?

  30. zumiee says:

    Ancient history was mentioned….I like reading about it, too. Especially in Archaeology Magazine.

  31. rtfirefly says:

    At least they’re succeeding in knocking down RW’s QBR with the 2 INTs.

  32. rob says:

    Run kap run

  33. Irish Kevin says:

    Down by 17, more than Half way through the 3rd quarter on your own 7 yard line and running the ball!! Brilliant

  34. Irish Kevin says:

    A pass down the middle of the field….be still my beating heart!!

  35. Irish Kevin says:

    Kap is sooo afraid of throwing an interception he throws at the receivers feet!! 😤😤😤😤😤

  36. unca_chuck says:


    Quick passes? Underneath stuff? Do they watch film on how other teams are beating Seattle?

  37. Lurker John says:

    Boldin looks like he’s laboring to run, so you’d think underneath routes would be a solution. This playing it safe crap isn’t working on either side of the ball.

  38. unca_chuck says:

    When Kappy scrambles everyone seems to stop. At least what they’ve shown.

    Brooks buys the fake.

  39. unca_chuck says:

    When Wilson scrambles his WRs help him

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Devey is still in there?

  41. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Flat dog shit play. Fuck this. Embarrassing.

    Still no quick passes to stop the pass rush. Too many sacks. Kappy misses shit but he’s facing a guy free on just about every drop back.

  42. Irish Kevin says:

    Everyone is getting up and leaving

  43. unca_chuck says:

    Huh. Wow. Where’s the penalty on the hit on Bush? Now Patton gets another stupid penalty.

    So much for discipline. Cut the stupid fuck.

  44. unca_chuck says:

    A drop and a holding call. There’s your Niners replay.

  45. rtfirefly says:

    135 yards total offense. I’m underwhelmed.

  46. unca_chuck says:

    Quick over the middle?

  47. Flavor says:

    I mean come on, this beast down shouldn’t surprise us in any way.

  48. Del Mar Dennis says:

    And here’s your 49er replay…

  49. Lurker John says:

    Kaepernick still hangs on to the ball too long in the pocket. No feel for the rush or pocket presence whatsoever. What a pathetic performance for a national audience.

  50. snarkk says:

    I said after last game I saw no wins in the next 3 before the bye. Still don’t. This offense is beyond embarrassing…

  51. unca_chuck says:

    I figured the o couldn’t get worse than last year but I was wrong.

  52. zumiee says:

    The Niner headcoach has mastered the look of confusion and the distant stare.

  53. snarkk says:

    I’m up for a lost season, and high draft position. At the end of the season, fire the entire organization, start over. I’d let Baalke go, too. This roster is crap, and that’s allowing some deference for the fact of the huge personnel losses in the offseason. Kap is not going to lead this team to greatness. The NFL is about passing, passing, passing. He will not get it done, even with a better OL. The sample size is big enough now. Whatever “it” is that is needed to excel as a QB in the NFL, he no longer has it, if he ever did. I was impressed by that first night against the Bears, and all that raw talent. But, the guy has been exposed as lacking the skills, the leadership necessary. His support isn’t great, but even an average QB could get some production with this offense. The guy is starting to remind me of Aaron Rohand, the Giants OFer. Hard worker, crappy performer…

  54. Nipper says:

    Matt Maiocco: “There are whispers of ‘something big’ coming.”

  55. Flavor says:

    this has gotten so stupidly awful I don’t even really have it in me to be pissed. It’s like looking out over the landscape of a nuclear bomb that has gone off. Where do we go from here? There is no one to point the finger at. It’s just all bad, it’s all fucked to hell……..

    • unca_chuck says:

      Jed and Baalke spring to mind. The inability to draft Wr is killing this team. Of al the issues this last offseason, the draft didn’t help the glaring needs of the team.

  56. Nipper says:

    I’m sure glad I’m not a season ticket holder. If I were I’d be PISSED!

  57. Lurker John says:

    I had a Hawk fan say to me this morning, “I don’t like Colin Kaepernick, but this is the first time I’ve ever felt sorry for him.” That’s where it’s at.

  58. unca_chuck says:

    CK apparently sustained a hand injury amid all the sacks. Wonder if he gets a rest.

    Yeah, I didn’t think we’d be this bad offensively. I still don’t understand the reluctance to throw slants and quick passes to get the ball out of Kappy’s hands faster. If they want him to play behind center, this is essential to slowing the pass rush.

  59. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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