Well, here we are on the cusp of another lost season. This year it is Chip Kelly’s turn to feel the heat. Last year it was Colin Kaepernick on the hot seat as the team lost bigly and badly. This year it’s Blaine Gabbert on the chopping block as he dinks and dunks the team to 4 yard gains on 3rd and 7. Chip had the gall to say the stragety for getting 1st downs on 3rd and long is to throw underneath the coverage and let the receiver get the yards himself. When there are 9 guys playing 5 yards and in, this doesn’t work. Which is why we lead the league in 3-and-outs.
Dallas? Well they drafted a QB. In the 4th round. And he made a mediocre team instantly better. I said at the beginning of the year that Dallas would be better off with Dak than Romo. I’m pretty sure this is true. The Niners? Well, we desperately needed playmakers on offense so we didn’t draft any. We signed 15 UDFA WRs that aren’t on the team, and the QB we drafted was plucked off the practice squad by Cincy. Bleehhh.
So, here we sit. Teetering on the edge of The hope is this team continues last year’s pattern of playing well at home. I’m fairly doubtful at this point after seeing last week’s ‘effort’ vs Seattle. The offense was boring, way too conservative, and Kelly appears scared to let Gabby do more than throw 5 yard passes. Which is a challenge in itself. The defense was awful. Flat and toasted in 3 plays. Seattle’s first 4 drives netted 220 yards and 21 points. Our first 4 drives netted 57 yards, one 1st down, and 3 points. Ballgame.
Not sure how we do better against one of the hotter teams in the league, but an improbable win would actually be a good omen for the rest of the year. The Cards, Bills, Bucs, and Saints follow, and they aren’t all that good. But neither are we. If we play out of our minds, we could be 3-3. I ain’t holding my breath though. Maybe they’ll wake up before halfway through the 2nd quarter this game.