Restful in Seattle?

Game Tres is nearly upon us, and the prevailing sentiment is that the 49ers have a shot at actually winning a game in the big taco. How quickly perceptions have changed this season. It was a short time ago that some folks thought the 49ers would lose every game handily. A strong win over the Lambs, and a decent showing against the NFC champs have changed things a bit.

What does that mean for this weekend? Squadoosh. The game is still played on the field, and the Seahawks are still a force to be reckoned with. And the giant clam is still a tough place to play. We are a short way into the Chip Kelly era, and a couple things are apparent. The team has scored points against 2 solid if not great defenses. The offense, while not epic, has shown flashes of consistency and flair. Then again it has shown the inability to get 1st downs in alarming fashion, mainly in the 3rd quarter for some inexplicable reason.

What was funny last week is that Carolina went soft late in the 3rd quarter, which allowed the 49ers to score, and then score quickly when Ted Ginn had an allergic reaction to leather and gave the Niners the ball on the 2. A Ted Ginn special to pay back for the Ted Ginn special from years ago when he mishandled a pitch and watched StL recover for a TD. Anyhow, that ignited the Niners to close within a TD of the Panthers. Something unheard of last year. Sure we lost, but the team didn’t give up, and was a dropped VMcD pass from a big play and the possible tying score. Of course Gabby gurked the next throw, and therein lies the rub.

Our quarterback situation. Gabbert is the quarterback. For now. He’s under 50% and had 2 terrible picks last Sunday after nearly giving up 3 the week before.  He HAS made some strong throws, and even got some first downs with his feet, but he’s not exactly cementing his place as the guy for this year, let alone the future. He may not even be starting in two weeks.

Kappy? Well, he’s still getting back into shape after all his offseason surgeries and his dead arm deal. Good, bad, or indifferent he’s the #2 QB. Usually the #2 guy gets a lot of love, but this is CK we are dealing with. He has had a mercurial career to say the least. From 5 yards away from a Super Bowl to the depths of, well, Santa Clara. Unless Gabbert starts feeling it better and better as the season goes on, he will be replaced by week 6 I’d think. It really is tryout time for the QB spot. Christian Ponder may even get his nose in the race if both these guys roll snake eyes.

Anyhow, back to the game. Seattle is looking vulnerable as RW is hobbled by an ankle injury, and the idea of trading center Felix Unger for Jimmy Graham is not looking like a good idea as of now. The lynchpin of the line is gone, and Seattle’s offense has been a study in futility. They won a defensive battle against Miami 12-10 and lost a defensive battle to the LA Rams 9-3. Which begs the observation, Seattle has scored 15 points in 2 games and won one. The Rams have scored 9 points in 2 games and won one. Seattle has given up 19 points in 2 games, and only won one, while the Rams have given up 31 points and have done the same. Us? We have scored 55 points in 2 games. A HUGE difference from last year, but they gave up 46 in their loss. 0 in the first game is the kicker. 23 points doesn’t sound horrible, but we have to do a much better job of getting pressure. Giving RW time will be our death. Get pressure and we could win handily.

 

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57 Responses to Restful in Seattle?

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Super 70s pic of the day . . . . . .

  2. Lurker John says:

    What the hell happened to Ray Ray? He was playing well.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Dislocated shoulder or arm thing. Hopefully they bring up Marcus Rush.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Torn pec for Armstrong. Out for the year.

  5. NJ49er says:

    Berger, sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    My sincere condolences for your loss.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Even funnier, here’s the real pic . . . except it’s really Roman Gabriel and Mike (don’t run on the field, fool) Curtis

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Well, I’ll put it out there:

    21-12 Niners.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Tell ya one thing, RT, if you don’t follow the fascist line on Skeebie’s blog, you get banned.

    And the playpen calls me North Korea. Funny how that works.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Never a big Rush fan but I did see them in 1979. They put on a real good show. I was there to see Pat Travers. . .

  10. Irish Kevin says:

    So most the the Sports Analyst, radio, TV what ever are still saying Gabbert/49ers need to be able to pass the ball more. If Gabbert does not have 200+ yard passing game most don’t thin the Nin of s will get very far. I happen to agree with this.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Well, he’s got one. He hit 243 last Sunday. He’s actually doing a little better than 2-0 Trevor Siemien.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Pat Travers was always a fun show. Saw ZZ Top a bunch of times. One of the loudest shows I’ve ever seen was them at the Oakland auditorium.

    • Winder says:


      ZZ Top was one of the all-time best bar bands when they first came out. I never did see that but I had some friends that did. I could just imagine sitting in a Texas bar listening to their stuff. Anyway one more Pat Travers, I like this version

  13. Winder says:

    Back to football. Since I hate the Seaslugs I do hope we can figure out/cheat/get lucky a way to beat them this week. To be honest I am going to pull a Dennis and hope we break Wilson’s leg, in 3 places.

  14. Nipper says:

    HELP WANTED for a west coast team at QB. Please apply to Chip. Must be able to complete a pass now and then. Success in the Red Zone is required. Please no political beliefs or actions at the stadium. No DUI on your driving record. Must get along with other football players in the locker room. Must give good interviews with the media. Must be friendly at all times. Must be a winner!

  15. Lurker John says:

    I’ve seen ZZ several times and they’re always ready to put on a great show. It helps when you love their music. And yep, they are LOUD.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    These guys were great.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    The playpen, where racist diatribes are welcome, and disagreeing means being banned.

    Breitbart?!? Such class.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Well, they are still tied for the playoffs.

    It’s a 10 game race to the WC.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Hmmmm, not sure Im crazy about this but Shayne Skov was promoted from the PS to replace Ray Ray Armstrong. I was hoping for Marcus Rush. Skov is a STer at best. Better run stopper though. Thing is, we need a pass rush.

    • Winder says:

      Maybe the Niners feel Skov can stay on the field longer. Hope they activate Ponder for this one. I’m pretty sure Seattle would be a little confused as to what to do with him in there, or maybe not.

  20. Nipper says:

    I fear a rout in Seattle. Ouch!

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Who the fuck is Jacoby Brissett? Thursday Night Football is a joke.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Well, when you luck out on Brady you get a 15 year pass.

    • Winder says:

      We need a new GM. It’s as simple as that. York might be a low life slug but he also seems to feel the public’s animosity. If I had the money I would start paying for flyovers and the first one would say ‘Hey Jed get a fucking clue, out GM sucks ass.’

  23. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, this is Baalke’s last stand. Thing is, though, we might get some improvement from the new coaching staff. Whether it is enough for Baalke to keep his job remains to be seen.

    Anything under .500 to me means Baalke should go. McLoughan left 6 years ago, and the talent gap between now and then is huge.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Poor little NoFear is shocked SHOCKED that Kappy is gaining traction in his protest. Never mind 2 more black guys getting killed for (allegedly) no reason. I mean we all saw the guy standing next to his car with his hands up. Sumbitch had it coming. How dare he stand there? “He looks like a bad dude” according to the shooter’s husband in the chopper.

    You and Bergs should start a local chapter of the Kool Kids of Kansas.

    Funny how open carry only applies to white people in open carry states.

  25. Nipper says:

    I hate the WordPress Ads. They’re the shits. In fact I hate WordPress. They suck big time.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    Better than Blogspot.

  27. Winder says:

    I don’t get any adds

  28. unca_chuck says:

    You need to download ad block, Nip.

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