Win #1! And a Tragic Side Note

A win is a win but Jesus, the Giants defense was pretty lackadaisical about the whole tackling thing down the stretch yesterday. All in all though, having Joe Staley and Trent Brown back did wonders for the pass protection, and we also were able to run the ball. Crazy, I know. Funniest part was the 2-cup gatorade shower Kyle Shanahan got on the sidelines. He was laughing pretty hard, and so was John Lynch. Good to see that these guys get it. They aren’t so wound up in the seriousness of all of this. That in the end football is a game played by men. Men who have real problems and issues. As opposed to Ben McAdoo, who apparently takes passive aggressive behavior to new heights. To the point of losing his defense.

The Post of course is for patience . . .


Not sure if you heard, but Marquise Goodwin suffered a terrible tragedy hours before yesterday’s game. His pregnant wife had major complications and their baby son passed away in the early morning hours yesterday. His emotional breakdown in the end zone after his touchdown was not known by anyone outside the team.

49ers' Marquise Goodwin makes heartbreaking announcement about infant son's death



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29 Responses to Win #1! And a Tragic Side Note

  1. Spitblood says:

    Talk about throwing a dog a bone…. You guys are one beat -up dog….. mangy and sad. The Giants were the bone. Every day I feel better and better about leaving the 49ers.

  2. Winder says:

    So sad to hear about Goodwin’s son, stuff like that happens every once in awhile. I know first hand because my sister lost a little girl similar to that. Sounds like Goodwin’s faith, and wife will get the family through it. Goodwin is another keeper. Now we need a big WR to keep the defense honest. If yesterday proved anything it’s that we need to draft some good offensive linemen. And, I know the world is giving the Giants a whole lot of crap about their defense but we have seen the exact same thing in 2016-2016. Their D line is full of great football players but their back end just isn’t very good. Sound familiar. I am not so sure about the giving up part as I think the players are just not that good any longer. I really like CJ and I think he is gonna give Garapollo a run for his money next year.

  3. Winder says:

    Another thing I enjoy about this year is what I hear from the coaches and players when doing their media responsibilities, Every time I hear Saleh, Lynch, or KS, they are not just talking the usual lip service. The don’t make excuses, what they say makes sense. It is a big breath of fresh air compared to the last couple of years. It also truly sounds like the players are buying into the direction of character and hard work. I haven’t see anyone give up on this team. Next year will be better.

  4. Berger says:

    The 49ers are the most injured team in the league. The Giants are the 2nd most injured team in the league. If the Rams had 22 players on IR they would have a similar fate. We should have great depth next year with all these back ups getting this much quality playing time. I think our future looks very bright. My draft wish list is the best guard Quenton Nelson/ND Rd 1 and the best center Frank Ragnow/ARK Rd 2. I don’t know if these guys are the best but they are who the mockers like. I’ll do more research later. Point is IMO we need a guard and a center.

    • NJ49er says:

      I already found both of them Berger.
      Damn Mockers 😀

      • NJ49er says:

        Put FSU DT Derrick Nnadi or, his line mate, Demarcus Christmas if he comes out.
        A Fat Man in the Middle is always on my shopping list 😀
        Keep an eye open for CB/S Minkah Fitzpatrick from ‘Bama too.

      • 12th Man says:

        fat man in the middle for this scheme NJ?

    • NJ49er says:

      12th I’m always open to a worthy DT.
      A run stuffer or pocket pusher works in any scheme for me.

      • 12th Man says:

        Agree but a fat man in the middle works best for a traditional 3-4, I don’t see the value with this particular scheme. Seattle didn’t replace Red Bryant with a similar body as it limits what the D line can do IMO.

      • Berger says:

        Red Bryant wasn’t in the middle, he was a DE. They let him go when he got too expensive. Seattle likes the fat man in the middle. They just got one from the Jets even though they already had Rubin.

      • 12th Man says:

        Bryant was a DT that was drafted and played the position that NJ is talking about. At 335lbs and 6’4″ he was the “fat man in the middle”. He was moved to DE after 2 years to play run stuffing DE, essentially doing the same job, and strictly a 2 down player.

        My point is the scheme being run now, and the players like Buckner in it, I don’t see the value in a traditional “plugger” as opposed to a more versatile type of DT, especially with the move to the passing game which further diminishes the “plugger” role.

      • 12th Man says:

        Richardson is the player I think you are talking about as the guy Seattle got from the JETS. He is the type of player I’m talking about, an “athletic” big man. He has 18 sacks in the last 4 years and is decent against the run. I think Seattle loses him to FA next year, I would love to get him. Richardson and Buckner would be a great duo, like the Smiths we had a few years back.

  5. Winder says:

    I don’t really care how we do it draft/FA we need our offense fixed. We would be winning some of these games if we did. O-line, RB/s and WR’s. If we get a shot at Barkley we should take it and then get him some protection. We are gonna have two decent QB’s next year and we gotta give em something to work with.

  6. Nipper says:

    First get a win…….that goal has been accomplished. Now get Jimmy G some playing time. The HC is keeping his schedule open but lets face it they didn’t make that trade for nothing. They know Jimmy G is the better option at QB.

    • Winder says:

      I don’t think it’s about the QB’s abilities, it’s more about the probability of Jimmy G’s survival. I doubt seriously that he could have survived the Philly and AZ games. Since both Trent and Joe are back we will probably see him in the Seaturd game

      • Nipper says:

        I expect that. The HC and GM know what needs to be done. Beathard will be the back-up. Of course they want to keep their options open so less said the better.

  7. NJ49er says:

    AColbert broke his thumb Sunday.
    Surgery today.
    Not deemed a season ended at least.
    Geez, Safety in this D is hazardous apparently.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Colbert hurt? Damn, he looked great at safety. It is good getting these guys a lot of playing time, Bergs. This team has some good stuff to build on. I wonder if teams would be desperate enough to trade for Beathard if he has another good start.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Apparently NoFear is on Putin’s payroll. He’s saying all the dumb things. What a fucking idiot. He and Skeebs are so butt-hurt over Harbaugh and Alex Smith that they can’t see the forest for the trees. I have no love lost for Jed, but he’s being quiet and letting the team be the team. Lynch and Shanahan are solid hires and the team is heading in the right direction. Will they win it all in a couple years? We’ll see. But to disavow where they have come from is myopic.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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