Short Week, Division Opponent . . . First Win?

News on the injury front is that Eric Reid’s knee injury would require him missing a ‘few weeks.’ Not too encouraging, but it certainly looked like it could have been a season-ending injury. Reuben Foster is still on the mend as well, and we get a short week to boot, so we are in for some fun as we try to stop the resurgent Todd Gurley and the suddenly semi-effective Jared Goff, and the not-so-shitty Rams.

At least that’s how it looks now. LA did beat the hapless and Luckless Colts, and were fairly spanked by the Redskins, so their victory is a bit underwhelming. Our victories of course are as fulsome as our list of touchdowns scored.

So, what happens this week? Well, to me it depends squarely on the shoulders of our once-and-part-time quarterback Brian Hoyer. The team may all rally around Carlos Hyde and his game-altering runs last week, but we cannot simply hand the ball to him or we will fall into the pit of Mike Singletary and his “we are running Gore 30 times” despair. Hoyer NEEDS to find his touch, or we will come crashing down yet again.

Yeah, we are at home, yeah the Rams are apparently the only team we can beat in recent memory, and yeah, the Rams are channeling our ex-GM in Sean McVay’s grandfather John McVay, so I guess I have to say we actually win this one as the defense continues its stellar play.

20-13 Niners.

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32 Responses to Short Week, Division Opponent . . . First Win?

  1. 12th Man says:

    Hoyer better get his act together, that was pitiful in Seattle, even a mediocre effort would have produced a win. BeatHard is getting closer to starting by the week. I figure if they lose the first 4 they will make the change.

  2. Winder says:

    If Hoyer can’t complete 3-6 yard passes he has no business being out there. I know CJ probably isn’t ready to be a starter at this point but I hope he can complete those short passes that. Hoyer missed. Maybe CJ can spark this team to some points. If Hoyer can’t lead this team then I don’t see any reason to keep him out there. He really doesn’t even have to win, he just needs to make some plays. 24- 16 Rams

  3. unca_chuck says:

    I’m thinking the same thing, 12th. The problem is, the coaches all say that Hoyer is better ‘in every facet’ of the game than CJ. But I said before the season started that if we went 0-4 then CJ should get a shot. Thing is, the line isn’t playing terrible, but Hoyer is jumpy and wildly inaccurate.

  4. NJ49er says:

    Given the stats from the LA/DC game this past weekend, Rams allowed 229 rushing yards.
    I’d be pounding the rock early, and often, until they stop us.
    That’s the key ingredient to opening the passing game anyway, getting the opponent to respect the run.
    Short week, tired Defense, lackluster passing game etc.
    All signs should say RUN,RUN, RUN some more.

  5. Spitblood says:

    Chuck is always selling hope on this blog. In the off season and training camp this was either an 8 win team or a marginal playoff team. Now that’s been shattered, he’s selling the hope of a first win because of the short week. After next week’s loss, he’ll be selling that Lynch really is a Walsh prodigy and will have this team turned around in two years. The only people listening are the ones too desperate to hear anything else.

  6. rob says:

    Hoyer find his touch ? That’s a laugh ! Hell Kapernick could run for more yards a game than hoyer will get us passing lol! Well thank god he’s a system fit ! lol

  7. unca_chuck says:

    “Look at meeeeeee!” Go back to the racist site YOU created, Spitty. I bet that sticks in your craw that the very thing you helped create is full of khaki wearing neo nazis. Well done sir.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    No one thought Hoyer was the answer but I didn’t think he’d be this bad.

    In the words of Uncle Frank, we are what we is.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Hey Spitty, the team can win the last 5 games. Thorw in the NYGiants and that would be 6 of the last 7. So if we are 3-7, there you go. Or they won’t. Don’t pretend you know anything more than me or anyone else here.

    It’s sports, you know? No one predicted our baseball team would be the worst in the league by a country mile. Shit happens. The Niners are digging out from 6 years of having a shitty GM. That’s it. Will Jed pull his head out of his ass? Maybe.

    If you want to be a crowing dick all season, have at it. You and NoFear can diddle yourselves silly as you both pretend what prescient sages you are, as you pretend you are outdoorsmen as well.

    How’s your other blog doing?

  10. Winder says:

    I am still full of hope for this season and the one’s to follow’ I honestly think we got the right people in place. It’s just gonna take some time. I didn’t like the way we looked on offense at all but we could have come out with a win had we made one or two plays. We need players at all positions with QB being #1 priority. It’s gonna happen. I don’t see anyone mailing anything in so far and I doubt Lynch or KS would put up with that for a minute. I don’t think we are gonna win this game but we might. 49er/Ram games mean something to the players and they always have. I have been bitching about things during the game on this blog but overall I amazed by the spirit our team has shown and I expect that aspect will just get stronger.

    • Winder says:

      Sad to see spit turning into a 49er troll.

      • Winder says:

        But, it looks like every 49er blog has at least one troll. So, troll on with your bad self I am pretty sure no one is gonna pay any attention.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Goodwin catches that stupid 6 yard pass, we mighta won.

        The only real difference between Singletary and Harbaugh is that Harbaugh’s teams usually made the play they needed to at the time they needed it. Except for the goddamn Super Bowl . . .

        Games, especially close ones, turn on one or two plays. Goodwin scores on the pass, or we get the sack on RW down at our end. Two plays that we didn’t make, and we lost.

        Like I said, we have cut down on the penalties, the defense is in place, all we need is some offense. I’m pretty confident that Shanahan can get something going this year. We won’t be world-beaters, but we just need to get better.

        If Spitty starts whining about parity, he’ll be FlyingSpitty68. . .

  11. rob says:

    I do like what I’m seeing guys ! Hyde is at 7.0 yds per carry ! Our TE is kickass , so is our O-line ! Goes without saying given that stat line ! Maybe we add a fast back to add some lightning to go with our thunder !
    On “D” we’re 4th in the league !!!
    Add a #1 WR and a dynamic QB and lookout league here we come !!!

  12. rob says:

    OOPs I mean our TE kicks ass ! We’ll see if skittles can produce any rainbows ! Hey at least mcdropsy is gone ! Me and BERGER we’re mystified by that pick !

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Yup. Depth is still a concern, and time of possession, but things look better than last year despite the results.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    In other good news, Reuben Foster is out of his walking boot. And both Tartt and Jimmie Ward participated in practice. Tartt is nursing a neck injury.

    Maybe get him back after the 10 days of after this Ram game.

  15. Lurker John says:

    For Foster, just make sure the ankle is fully healed. Once he’s back they need him to stay on the field.

  16. Lurker John says:

    Shittie is like that drunken uncle who no one want to talk about and makes a spectacle of himself at family gatherings. Before we know it Skeebs will post a pic of him with a lamp shade on his head.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    For those of you with long memories, Bernie Casey passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

    Halfback/TE/Flanker who was a first round draft pick in 1961. Ended up acting for a long time. Notably with Burt Reynolds in a few movies, including Elmore Leonard’s Sharkey’s Machine.


    Vaguely remember him with the Rams.

  18. Nipper says:

    Another loss tonight is probably in the works. This team just doesn’t have its act together yet. Rams are ready and able to bitch slap the Niners in Santa Clara. Ouch! Who still believes in an 8-8 season?

  19. Nipper says:

    Without a decent QB how can this team succeed? Damn this Hoyer is the shits! I hate guys that play poorly when they are needed badly. At this level there is no excuse for a veteran. They should produce or retire forth with.

  20. rob says:

    Yeah ! I’m not predicting a win this week ! It’s going to be close IMO but we might have to wait another week or two to get our first one ! I do think we have the defense , coaching , O-line and backs in place ! All we need IMHO is a #1 WR and a QB !

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Hoyer gets a couple more games anyway. If they do go as bad as last Sunday then there’s little reason not to play the Beater. 99 yards passing is galling.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Woof! New thread is up. Game day . . . .

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