Game Day Tres-0

Game 3 of the treacherous 5 game start to the 2016 season continues in Seattle, the land of Rainier Beer, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and year-round wet clothing. Seattle, for its part is coming off a couple of very uninspiring games. Offensively anyway. They have scored a grand total of 15 points in their victory over the Dolphins, and their loss to the Rams. Defensively of course, they are still formidable.

Our offense? Kind of a mixed bag of trix. While we have scored 55 points in 2 games, there have been too many 3-and-outs, notably in the 3rd quarter. Our quarterback has been inconsistent, quick to check down, and goes through stretches were he throws grounders, and the run game has been haphazard. Hyde has looked good at times, but the run game was shut down by the Panthers.

Thing is though. the Rams and the Panthers have good defenses. As does Seattle. So, where does that leave us? Well, our defense has done good against a shitty team (Rams 185 yards, 0 points), and bad against a great team (Carolina 529 yards, 46 points), so, again, a Mexican standoff when you look at the numbers. Seattle, for all intents and purposes, look more like the Rams than the Panthers so far, but that doesn’t mean anything. Russell Wilson is hurting with a high ankle sprain, and has lost a lot of mobility. Teams are taking advantage of that, and Seattle is struggling to score. Beast Mode is gone, and their offensive line has been a different kettle of fish with Max Unger gone.

So the name of the game is pressure. Get to Russell, and we should be able to control the game. Leave him alone like we left Newton unscathed last week vs Carolina, and we can expect to lose. Simple as that. Playing the safeties deep to keep things from going over the top is well and good, but it lets underneath stuff in and Seattle will try to take advantage of that. I think we may need to gamble more if we aren’t getting pressure early. We can’t let another QB play pitch and catch all day.

21-12 Niners . . .

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72 Responses to Game Day Tres-0

  1. NJ49er says:

    Hoping for a similar outcome myself Chuck.
    9ers – 20
    ‘Hawks – 17

    I think the trick here is play-action and quick-hitters.
    Can Gabbert deliver?
    Let’s hope so.

    • NJ49er says:

      As for sacking Wilson? I’m more inclined to keep him hemmed in, if possible.
      He’s more eff’n dangerous when he’s on the move quite frankly.
      If his wheel is still deflated, he’s less likely to bolt.
      Play coverage, and above all, control their ground game, whoever is toting the rock.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Its likely Christine Michael

    • NJ49er says:

      Still can’t get over a guy named Christine.
      Like Johnny Cash and a Boy named Sue?
      Totally unfair to do that to a kid.
      Probably toughened him up though?

      • unca_chuck says:

        Yeah, but he could call himself Chris. Not sure why he goes by the full name.

      • NJ49er says:

        I’ll be happy just to see us operate without the noise being a factor.
        Sideline communications should help there.
        Be nice too, if we just keep our tempo in order and, move the sticks.
        Tall order knowing our recent history up there.
        Chip’s first shot in Seattle. Hoping we have something beside the same ol’ sh!t.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Phil boycotting Kaepernick from the fucking Philippines is hysterical and laughable. What do you do, stick your fingers in your ears, close your eyes, and sing lalalalalala when his name comes up? I bet you don’t go to games either. Your candidate? Who’s your candidate? Imelda Marcos??

    The wild, the racist, and the braindead over in the playpen.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Anyhow, back to the real world.

    If we keep presenting this team as a short passing and running team, we will get hemmed in. We at least need to put multiple WR formations is to run out of, and throw out of on 1st down. Beating Seattle’s D line is a challenge, and running into it on 1st down may not be a very good idea.

    • Winder says:

      We have are gonna have to play all 60 minutes of hard nosed football if we plan to get a win up there. That’s what Seattle does, our Oline will be tested to the max. It they can hold up and we get some first downs we may have a chance but if our D spends to much time out there we will lose

  5. NJ49er says:

    Won’t break the box until we challenge them deep Chuck.
    I could see the slot guys/TEs having some success if we show some play-action.
    Have to break tendencies tomorrow.
    It’ll be worth it just to see of our OL can give them a game.
    Their OL hasn’t been anything close to imposing through 2 games.
    Just hoping it’s not our usual whimp out up there.

  6. Winder says:

    21-20 Niners

  7. NJ49er says:

    We’re hoping for a tight 9er win yet Vegas has us as a 9.5pt ‘dog?
    Hard to ignore that line.

  8. NJ49er says:

    Some interesting commentary on the Seattle matchup –

  9. Nipper says:

    Victory …….dream on……..puff………sniff…… hoo……..

  10. Lurker John says:

    they just can’t play in seattle. un-fucking-believable

  11. Lurker John says:

    Gabbert, you fucking coward, THROW THE BALL DOWNFIELD.

  12. Lurker John says:

    The level of gas-lighting the Seahawks have laid on the 49ers the past 6 years or so is off the charts. These games are lost before the fucking plane even touches down. It’s a complete and total psych job and the Niners haven’t had an answer in a long, long time. It’s pathetic.

    Kelly will now come out throwing 2 yard fucking passes, AGAIN, and you will then know for sure that the game is truly over. At least go down swinging for fucks sake. Get aggressive, take chances, BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FUCKING LOSE, KELLY.

  13. Irish Kevin says:

    Shit, I swear, Balke has control of the offensive play calling over the last 10 years!!! Why the hell are the Niners the ONLY team that believes in the run???? Every, and I mean every rule in the modern NFL protects the QB and the Receivers!! Throw the fucking ball down the field!!!

    • Lurker John says:

      The Seahawks believe in it, they’re just way fucking better at it. This short passing shit is a fucking joke. You open up the run by stretching the field. This is a concept the 49ers seem utterly incapable of grasping.

  14. Irish Kevin says:

    At some point you have to take chance in the 1st and 2nd quarters!! Waiting to take those chances in the 4th quarter is a waste the defenses know you have to take chances, and they just come fast and hard, see the end of the Carolina game for an example!!

  15. Lurker John says:

    That’s a fumble.

  16. Irish Kevin says:

    They are only going to run down here in the red zone

  17. Irish Kevin says:

    You take chances on 4th down with the Rams, but not with Seattle??

  18. Lurker John says:

    I’ve never understood the “get points on the board” bullshit you hear every announcer in history regurgitate. Yeah, you need point, you need touchdowns. On a team in complete rebuilding mode, 4th and goal at the 2, you fucking go for it. If you score 3 points for every 14 the other team scores, you are going to get embarrased, which is probably going to happen anyway. Make a statement, act tough, act like you belong there, not like a collection of stiffs.

    And now Ward goes down without being hit. The hits just keep on coming.

  19. Irish Kevin says:

    A prime example of how to run an offense!!

  20. Lurker John says:

    Tramaine Brock, your “star” starting corner back, getting torched by a guy who runs a 4.8 second forty. Bow gets burned again by Graham, who has a free pass to run wild in the Niner secondary, with nobody within 10 yards of him. Nope, you don’t want to account for that guy.

    The rout is on. Again. In Seattle.

  21. Irish Kevin says:

    Every play should be a pass now, 21-3!!! Terrible play calling by the Niners

  22. Irish Kevin says:

    Why am I not surprised a run!!

  23. Irish Kevin says:

    So stupid to go to the run!!

  24. Irish Kevin says:

    Quit with the screens, that is just a run!!

  25. Irish Kevin says:

    3 runs when the passing game was working, stupid

  26. Lurker John says:

    Short and 5 yards wide.

  27. Lurker John says:

    John Lynch states that you can’t run laterally on the Seattle defense because they are too fast. Then why try?! It that’s their strength and our weakness, Chip, why are you running those plays? You’re already getting slaughtered, so your solution is to play right into their hands? Not digging it, baby.

  28. Irish Kevin says:

    The rules favor the QB and the receivers!! So again why are we running the ball.

  29. Irish Kevin says:

    This mind set that running the ball wins games came from who, certainly not , Walsh, Sievert, or Mariuchi!! When did this start and why is it still here and only here?

  30. Irish Kevin says:

    I am going to watch the Giants play, baseball!! It is just plain assine to run the ball in today’s NFL!

  31. Winder says:

    Well, it’s only half time and I have seen enough. Once again we are getting pounded in fucking seattle. It really doesn’t come as a surprise, that’s the sad part.

  32. Flavor says:

    another embarrassing trip to Seattle. Fuck this shit.

  33. Lurker John says:

    These jokers make the Keystone Kops look like a seasoned ballet company. What a bunch of clowns.

  34. Lurker John says:

    The Eagles and Carson Wentz are looking like the real deal.

  35. Grumpy Guy says:

    So, the Seahawks rub what we already knew in our faces: This team is wretched, and won’t be getting better anytime soon. The Assholery of our Front Office has brought us to this, and unless that Front Office changes, any changes we make will be Deck Chairs on the Titanic style.

    Jed and Trent: You are both Fuckwits.

  36. Nipper says:

    Damn the Niners sucked. Even worse than I expected. It’s time to play fetch with Chuck’s dog. Woof!

  37. Lurker John says:

    Best play of the day for me, Trent Brown rag-dolling Michael Bennet early in the 4th quarter. Just mauled one of the best pass rushers in football. Bennett looked like a little boy being taken to the wood shed.

  38. unca_chuck says:

    Looks like I picked a great day to go to the beach. 3rd and 14 and you rush 3 on a gimpy QB.

    O’Neill should be fired for that one play. The offense was hideous. Abject horrible. No passes downfield. No go routes. 12 years of no go routes. Why are we so averse to this?

    I’m really pissed at Chip and O’Neill for totally terrible strategy. Terrible horrible stupid on both sides.

    I thought we were getting something a little different. This is dog shit.

    This team once again peaked in week one. We are on a downward spiral once again.

    • Nipper says:

      Total BLEEP!

    • Lurker John says:

      Chuck, you may’ve been at the beach, but you just summed the whole game in one post. Total dog shit. The defense was flat out awful from the opening snap, playing like they’ve never been in a game before. I put all of that on O’Neill.

      And whatever Kelly was thinking regarding the offense was on another planet. No shots downfield, for the fucking season, IIRC, first down runs the whole game, Gabbert constantly checking down, receivers dropping passes, and on and on. I thought this guy was a gambler. There’s nothing to lose here. Nothing. Give it your best shot, not some half-assed effort that embarrasses every Niner fan on the planet.

  39. NJ49er says:

    Once again….
    Spineless In Seattle
    Shoot me.
    Wentz in Philly is getting the ball out before you can blink.
    WTF is Chip thinking with this garbage?
    If Gabbert can’t connect on short stuff we’re looking at a long season.

    • NJ49er says:

      Kudos to Eli Harold for rag-dolling Russell too.
      At least someone on Defense played tough for us today.
      Buckner and the right side of our DL got gashed all eff’n day on the ground.

      • Lurker John says:

        Unbelievable. 75 yards for a TD on the third play of the game by a guy named after a chick. Horrible. And the gashing continued into the the quarter. They didn’t get any semblance of defense going until the second half when Seattle already had the game in hand.

        The game planning sucked on both sides of the ball. It was like the Tomsula nightmare all over again.

    • Lurker John says:

      I’ll go a step further, NJ. If Gabbert can’t complete the short stuff he needs to be the fuck out of there. The dude has raisins for balls.

      • NJ49er says:

        Agree Lurker John, he’s hearing footsteps and rushing everything.
        He gives Check-down Charlie a whole new definition.
        He’s gone the route of David Carr. A guy who got thrown in too early as a Rookie, behind a bad OLine and now can’t get that fear out of his head.
        Chip can’t be this eff’n stupid, can he?

        Keep hope alive in NY.
        Fitzpatrick chucked 6 Picks today.

        Our OLine wasn’t horrible so much as the play calling was so predictable IMO.
        Gabbert simply wouldn’t look past a primary read before checking down.
        Then, when he does, he isn’t leading a target to daylight.
        Quick-hitters can work. Only if they’re quick and on target.
        Play action anyone?

  40. NJ49er says:

    I’d assume Kaep wants out as much as Baalke wants no risk of him getting hurt to trigger another year of wasted Cap dollars.
    Put whatever package you can together to move him somewhere, anywhere.
    Give Ponder a shot at what Gabbert can’t seem to overcome.
    Completing passes in rhythm.
    Kaep still wants to run his way out of trouble. Recipe for further injury.

    • Lurker John says:

      If Baalke is worried about breaking Kap if he plays him, then by all means give Ponder a shot. He’s nobody’s dream QB, but I guarantee that he’ll be more aggressive trying to get the ball downfield. He can also move around pretty well. Any more displays like today is really going to demoralize the fan base.

  41. NJ49er says:

    If we’re sitting on Cap money for no apparent reason, take the hit with Kaep and move on.
    Suck as we will, but, Chip needs to open his eyes and realize that this system of his looks too eff’n predictable and, elementary right now.
    Playing at high speed is great, if you’re going somewhere other than 3-N-Out.

  42. NJ49er says:

    If we allow EzE to gash us next week we’ll be pretty sure to see a Top 5 Pick next April.
    A crap Seattle OLine blew open our DLine like nobody’s business.
    Think what Dallas’ better OLine can do if O’Neil doesn’t get this straightened out.
    Bowman was easily smothered at the 2nd level because Buckner/Dial/Dorsey and Purcell couldn’t clog it up to allow the ‘Backers into the holes.

  43. NJ49er says:

    Welcome to the NFL DeBuck, you need to defend the run game too in this game.
    He was neutralized by a group of newbies.
    Baptism by fire I guess?
    Live and learn.
    Chip isn’t making it too rough on them either by suggesting it’s ‘not the end of the world’.
    Might be time to get Wilhoite back alongside Bowman too.
    Our ‘Backers were buried today. Not to mention, again, the lack of time the had to catch their collective breath due to the wonderful Kelly Offense being piloted by a QB who is going 95mph between his ears when the rest of the Offense is operating at 55mph.

  44. Irish Kevin says:

    The problem isn’t just Gabbert, like I said, Gabbert made a couple of passes down the field got them 1st down, so what does Kelly do, he immediately goes back to the run, 2 rubs and a screen, got them nothing!! Start passing on first and second downs

    • NJ49er says:

      Bigger concern Irish Kevin, stopping the run right now.
      Granted, play calling on Offense is totally abysmal as well.
      New system, working out the kinks, I get it.
      But, we can’t rely on the Defense when the Offense isn’t carrying their weight.
      MN sacked Newton 8X today.
      We’re showing signs of not only growing pains but, also a lack of a coherent scheme.
      This Staff has to get together and decide if all the pieces are being meshed/utilized properly.
      Study film, practice your a$$es off etc but, B2B weeks of getting gashed by backup RBs isn’t a good look.
      ALynch isn’t the answer to bank on.
      He’ll contribute certainly but, I’m beginning to question the overall philosophy involved.
      Too predictable? Too tired to hold up?
      We’re just totally out of sync.

  45. NJ49er says:

    DLine Coach Azzinaro isn’t without some scrutiny here either.
    Plenty of criticism to pass around beyond O’Neil.

  46. Winder says:

    I kinda figured we might fool em for a few games because of the Chipski’s new offense. What a F-ing joke. I still don’t know why I am surprised because i didn’t see over 3 wins but to look this bad is like chuck said”Total dog shit”

    • NJ49er says:

      I went with 5-11 Winder.
      Hoped to steal a split within the Division, maybe 2 more from within Bears/Cowboys/Bills/Dolphins/Jets/Bucs/Falcons.
      Saints looking vulnerable too for now.
      But, right now, any team with a RB is looking tougher than expected to me.
      First things first.
      Find out where the eff’n high octane Kelly Offense is hiding.
      If it’s Gabbert, try another option.
      Sucking sucks 😀

      • NJ49er says:

        We won’t see the Rams/’Hawks again until the final 2 weeks of the season.
        At that point, it won’t matter if we can’t grab at least a .500 record before the BYE.
        3 important games before then.
        Need to get a pair from those 3 and hope for some dumb luck against AZ who we’ll get at home after the ‘Boys.

      • NJ49er says:

        We travel B2B to Miami and Chicago. Tough sledding due to travel.
        And, the Bills smacked AZ in their building today.
        Gotta get together and figure this nonsense out.

  47. NJ49er says:

    3rd Downs have been a disaster.
    Both sides of the ball.
    We got plenty of manageable distances and still sh!t the bed on Offense.

    • NJ49er says:

      Not to mention, we’re apparently allergic to scoring in the 3rd Qtr.
      Great halftime adjustments there Chip.

  48. Nipper says:

    In conclusion: Total suck.

  49. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, hard to fathom how we got beat so bad by a supposedly dinged up Seattle O line. Fucking Carolina gave up 8 sacks to the Vikings in their loss yesterday. We didn’t breathe on him.

    When we rushed 3 on 3rd and 14 I knew RW was going deep. Its elementary football. You can’t blitz all the time, but Jesus. You can’t let RW (or Newton, or Prescott, or just about any fucking QB in the league not named Kasey Kaseum or Blaine Gabbert) stand back in a clean pocket and throw all day.

    Kaepernick may be in by next week. If he sucks, bring on Ponder. At this point it should be tryout time for anyone. I tell ya Prescott and Wentz are surprising the shit out of me. Wentz seemed like a lot of hype for nothing, and Prescott I barely saw in college. Actually, I said Dallas would be better of with Prescott rather than Romo simply based on his preseason. Both are taking advantage of their shots. We don’t stand a chance vs Dallas I’m afraid.

    Unless we somehow continue our pattern of playing like heroes at home and 3rd string high schoolers on the road.

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