Moral Victory, Anyone?

I ain’t buying it, but we did have the lead and nearly pulled off a pretty big upset at the hands of the not-so-scary-anymore Seahawks. They were trounced by G Bay and nearly beaten by us in their house. But for a dropped pass (fuuuuuuck dood. You fucked up the 1st game mo with an ill-timed drop!) by Marquise Goodwin, the game very well could have been ours. But 12-9 is a loss.

Burt alas, we hassle, hit, and befuddle Russell Wilson all game until crunch time until he made a signature scramble, dart, weave, and pass to the side of the end zone for the only score. The defense did an even better job this game than last as they were on the field for the entire first half minus 4 minutes and change. The offense was atrocious, except for a few nifty Carlos Hyde runs. Hoyer had time and repeatedly missed guys and threw a pass right to a linebacker for a pick.

The good news is the first-game-absent Aaron Lynch was given a start and had a solid game providing pressure. The whole D line had a solid game, and the DBs minus a few bad plays, did OK. I understand that the offense will take some time, but Hoyer just looks like shit. They stopped even trying to throw more than 8 yards as every pass was late or behind the intended receiver.

The D has come around spectacularly given the crapitude of our offense. Β It is on Brian Hoyer to get his head out of his ass. I really had hope he’d be a serviceable if not decent QB. He hasn’t shown it since the Minn preseason game.

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41 Responses to Moral Victory, Anyone?

  1. NJ49er says:

    A brand new clichè for our Offense, ala Dodgeball?
    “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” “Remember the 5 D’s of dodgeball: Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.”

    Shanny/Hoyer version….
    If you can SEE the sticks, you CAN throw past them.
    Dink,Dunk,Diddle,Drop and Dink
    Once again, the End Zone is Kryptonite.

  2. NJ49er says:

    If Goodwin wears a moniker, it might read….Hands like feet?
    Safeties will soon just let him run by and, play the odds, that he’ll likely drop anything that hits him in the hands anyway.
    Da feet is sweet. In yet another defeat.

  3. Lurker John says:

    Yeah, Hoyer couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn today. Was it the wet ball? Who knows, but he’s skating on thin ice as far as I’m concerned. A lot of potential points were left on the field today. I think you summed it up pretty good, Chuck. There’s enough good stuff to build on from this game. The Rams should be a beatable opponent. If the offense can put together a solid game for the first time, a win is a good possibility.

  4. Winder says:

    Hoyer was truly terrible the whole game. I thought he was better than that, at least I thought he was some kind of game manager that could run shanny’s offense. Fuck, he won 5 games for the Bears last year. i would be having CJ run the first team this week and start him. Other than that it was the closest we’ve come to beating those shitbirds in a long time. I know there running game is not very good but our defense did a hell of a job today.

  5. Spitblood says:

    LOL…. another year of suck for the 49ers. This is the best time to read this blog. All the preseason optimism comes crashing down and then you’re all faced with understanding the 49ers might not win 3 games. Another rebuilding year. Another one. Shit, when did Harbaugh leave?
    Worst team in the NFL and it’s not changing anytime soon. Have fun, faithful.

    • NJ49er says:

      Once they find a REAL QB Spit we might have something.
      Until then, I’ll enjoy watching a young Defense coming together.
      I did predict 6 Wins actually.
      I’m also going to give the 1st Draft Pick in ’18 to the NYJ.
      Other than that? It is, what it is.
      A waiting game on when Jed takes to Twitter.

    • Nipper says:

      Hey Spit………you finally get indoor plumbing?

  6. Flavor says:

    Since nobody anywhere considered Hoyer anything but a stop gap, if he keeps this up for another week or two how about we bring some Beat Hard into the game? I’m ready, let’s see if he’s anything.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Oh spotty. Keep patting yourself on the ass for your amazing (predictable) insights.

    Did you mount that fake fish yet?

    Note from the side office: In case you don’t know Spitty fashions himself and outdoor guide or some shit. So he posted a picture that was supposed to be him holding a trout. Turns out it was a stock photo that popped up when searching ‘trout’. Twindan found that. I meant to thank him. Hyuk! So I may be a starry-eyed optimist when it comes to the 49ers but at least I’m not a lying weasel internet poser.

    Carry on, skippy.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    If we go 0-4, we very well may make the change. Unfortunately I don’t see the Beater being better.

    • Nipper says:

      Hoyer admitted his game is very poor so far. He’s just not performing well in games. Of course playing in a wet Seattle may not be his thing. If he doesn’t come around soon they will have to replace him and not with the untested CJ. A replacement player probably will not do well. This offense is doomed without at least a reliable QB.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    IOW, Spitty, we may be starry-eyed fans who like to talk about the team, but you are a sad case following US. Go rile up Skkkebers. He could use a dose of your reality.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Jeeebus. Yeah, this is shaping up like I thought. Before the season started I thought the defense would be light years ahead of the offense.

    It sure looks that way now. Maybe Hoyer doesn’t like holding wet balls. Maybe he’s still struggling getting on the same page with everyone. Thing is, we had a chance to score a TD late and Goodwin let it slip through his hands. So, the blame is there to pass around.

    We cut down hugely on the penalties, the special teams were fairly solid, and the defense was off the charts.

    If we can get the offense going, and Reid healthy, and Foster healthy, maybe we can still salvage some wins.

    And I still think we can run the table on the last 5 games.

    For all the Alex love at Skkkeebers site, they now have a Gaine Blabbert apologist. Funnily enough his name is BakkkenTom, last seen buying tiki torches at Home Depot. Hyuk!

    • Winder says:

      I think we looked like shit on offense yesterday but I still think the team as a whole is gonna work out the bugs, Goodwin is a mystery to me and if he keeps that shit up he should be replaced. I think we should put CJ in if for no other reason than to shake Hoyer up. Hoyer has shown to be a capable QB in the past but he sure stunk it up yesterday.

    • Nipper says:

      Tiki torches………..? lol

  11. Irish Kevin says:

    Okay so I am not saying Hoyer is going to become Joe M, but the Niners record in 1979-2-14, 1980-6-10, so that is the team record. Let’s give it a few more games before we all walk to the ledge and jump off. I still think once Hoyer completes a pass for greater than 10 yards he will be alright. Those receivers have to catch the ball 🏈 when it hits them in the hands!

    • Lurker John says:

      I agree Kevin. I don’t think Shanny’s going to panic and just throw Beathard to the wolves. The upside to being this bad the first couple of games is that it can only really get better.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I’m with ya, Kevin, but I think if Hoyer shows little to nothing in the next 2 games, there’s little reason not to try CJ.

    Montana didn’t start till late in the 1980 season. DeBerg was carrying the torch in ’79 and 80. Montana went 3-2 to finish the 1980 season.

    His 2nd or 3rd start was the epic comeback game against NO where we were down 35-7 at the half. Joe won that game with 2 TD passes and a running score in the 2nd half. Fat Ray sealed it with A FG in OT.

    • Lurker John says:

      Bill Walsh talked about that game in his book “Building a Champion” as being the turning point in the fortunes of the 49ers, that and whipping the Cowboys during the regular season at the Stick the following year (45-14?).

      I remember the Saints game. Joe started building his legend right there. Dwight Clark had a great game, I believe Freddie Solomon (a greatly underappreciated 49er in my opinion) scored a TD as well, and Ray Wersching came up with the clutch game-winning kick.

      Walsh talks of the Saints banging on the walls at halftime, whooping it up and gloating over their big lead. Needless to say, they didn’t have much to say at the end. 35-7 at the half and you come back to win. THAT’S how you build a champion. Unbelievable and it was the greatest comeback in NFL history until that Oilers-Bills playoff game in the ’90’s.

      Link to the boxscore for that game:

      https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/198012070sfo.htm

      In the annals of the NFL, it really doesn’t get any better than that.

      • Winder says:

        I was in Reno that day and I just couldn’t believe we came back from that one. That was the first time I paid attention to the name Joe Montana.

  13. Irish Kevin says:

    Let’s face it we all were miserable from 1975-1980, so let the Niners build there team, sure it is going to be ugly at times. We will see a TD soon( I hope)

  14. unca_chuck says:

    That was back in the day when you could buy a cheap ticket and sit anywhere in the stadium. We sat in the upper box on the luxury suite side and watched the beauty unfold.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    The Monte Clark year (’76) was real good until the entire team got hurt. We were 6-2 and and we lost our last 8 or some shit. I was really pissed when Joe Thomas came in and immediately fired Clark.

    Thomas was Eddie D’s first hire as GM. Luckily he fired Thomas after 2 horrible years.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Giants are getting booed off their field at the half.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Giants looking fairly inept.

  18. Flavor says:

    I’ve re-considered my thoughts on Beat Hard after Matty Maiocco said that Hoyer is better than Beat Hard *in every facet*. There’s always time for Hoyer to get replaced later and he has faced 2 good defenses. I doubt things get better on this shorty week but maybe the following week. In December we’ll get all the Beat Hard we can handle.

    • Lurker John says:

      Beat Hard is a rookie and the NFL is almost always hard on rookie QB’s. Prescott last year was a bit of an aberration and we’ll see how great he is this year. It wouldn’t surprise me if he came back to earth. NFL defensive coordinators are masters at finding the soft spots and exploiting them.

  19. Lurker John says:

    You were at that game Chuck?

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah. Saw tons of games in the 70s through the 80s till I started having kids in the 90s. Actually my first game was Niners / Colts in 1968 at Kezar. Saw the great comeback in 1971 at the Stick when Brodie came in the game in the 3rd quarter after missing 6 games to injury to beat Minnesota with 2 TDs in the 4th quarter to nail down a playoff spot. That got us to the (urk) Dallas game, and (urk) well you know the rest. Games were so cheap back then, and the bus was like 50 cents.

    • Lurker John says:

      I was listening to that Vikings game with Brodie on the radio with my old man. Remember it well. Remember the Dallas disaster too, unfortunately.

  21. Lurker John says:

    I got my love of the 49ers from my old man, but he never took me or my brother to any games, and we lived just up the way in Santa Clara then San Jose. Don’t know why. He took me to one Giants game and hated every minute of it and made us leave early. The first Niners game we saw together was one I took him to for his birthday, in ’88 against the Seahawks at the old Kingdome. Montana had a huge game and Rice caught two long TD’s. I think the final score was 38-7 or something like that. That was the year they beat the Bengals in the SB for the second time. I regret not being able to see games in the ’70’s when everything was so accessible.

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