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.
Super 70s pic of the day . . . . . .
What the hell happened to Ray Ray? He was playing well.
Dislocated shoulder or arm thing. Hopefully they bring up Marcus Rush.
Torn pec for Armstrong. Out for the year.
Berger, sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Even funnier, here’s the real pic . . . except it’s really Roman Gabriel and Mike (don’t run on the field, fool) Curtis
Those are the uniforms the Rams should go back to BTW. Fuck this blue and yellow shit.
chuck- they were only white for a couple of years. they have always been blue and yellow.
Well, I’ll put it out there:
Whether one is a Rush fan or not it would hard to not acknowledge the greatness of drummer Neil Peart.
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.
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. . .
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.
Gabbert sucks and Chip is waiting for something better. Perhaps Kap in a couple of games?
Well, he’s got one. He hit 243 last Sunday. He’s actually doing a little better than 2-0 Trevor Siemien.
Oh Lord forget the Mercedes Benz…….how about a victory in Seattle and some World Peace. …….Amen.
chuck- I saw Pat Travers around the same time, they were playing with ZZ Top. They were a pretty good band.
C’mon Nip you know you want to post the video
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.
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
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.
Tanya Harding anyone? That’s one tough little bitch.
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!
Sarcasm, cause beating the hell out of people is illegal.
I got tix to Dallas Kevin, if your up for it.
Cool, let’s get a beer
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.
These guys were great.
Yes they were.
Saw em in 77 and 78, Sad story
Haven’t listened to them in a long long time. Nice
The playpen, where racist diatribes are welcome, and disagreeing means being banned.
Breitbart?!? Such class.
Go Giants ……the losing continues…..now the Padres……ouch!
Well, they are still tied for the playoffs.
It’s a 10 game race to the WC.
Go Orange & Black!
I don’t think they’ll suit up 3 QBs. It’s all about the pass rush.
Wilson is a lot more like Newton than Kasey Kasem, so presure is the most important thing.
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.
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.
I fear a rout in Seattle. Ouch!
Maggie says woof!
Who the fuck is Jacoby Brissett? Thursday Night Football is a joke.
Brissett is Belichick’s highest Drafted QB believe it or not
Well, when you luck out on Brady you get a 15 year pass.
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.’
Lol, “our” it would be just like me to misspell the damn thing.
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.
A big “ouch” for Baalke.
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.
I hate the WordPress Ads. They’re the shits. In fact I hate WordPress. They suck big time.
Better than Blogspot.
I don’t get any adds
You need to download ad block, Nip.
New thread is up.