Never liked the bye week. It can disrupt the flow of a successful season and from what I’ve seen this year, teams come off the bye sluggish and out of sorts. And of course it halts our colossal one-game winning streak. But since we don’t get a game this week, we get to see some other games that could be exciting. The Raiders for example, the darlings of the preseason, are fighting for their playoff lives in their trade-a-home-game-in-Mexico-for a-stadium-in-Vegas game against the Patriots. Daunting to say the least. The bad news is we will get a bunch of shots of Prince (not so) Valiant.
Bills Chargers? Meh. The only thing there is the Bills are selling their future to bench Tyrod Taylor. The Bills give up 47 points and bench the QB. Nathan Peterman? The Bills are shooting their feet as they try to build on their unexpected early success.
The early games that looks promising is the Rams at the Vikings. Two surprise 7-2 teams who are possibly heading for a playoff showdown. Surprising for the Vikings as they[ve have to deal with a bunch of different starters this year at QB. Sam Bradford was hurt in week 1, Teddy Bridgewater got hurt in preseason, and Casey Kasum is their starter. Granted their defense is one of the better Ds in the NFL, but they are getting it done.
The Rams? Well, we’ve seen what they can do. Jared Goff is flourishing now that he is out from under the oppressive thumb of Jeff Fisher and is playing free and easy under the progressive offensive stylings of our ex-GM’s grandson Sean McVay.
Also the early Saints Redskins game could be a good one. The Saints are another team that seemingly came out of nowhere to lead their division. The Skins? A strange year. They’ve beaten Seattle and the Rams but have dropped two to the Eagles and got trounced by the ‘Boys. Makes me wonder if the West is for real this year.
The afternoon game that look good is Pats Raiders. Other than that, there’s a whole lot of nothing.
For once the Sunday night game looks like a winner. Eagles Cowboys.
Monday night also looks pretty good. alcons Seahawks.
One last note. The 49ers need to get Jimmy G in there as fast as possible. He should be versed enough in our offense to get the team going, and for the 49ers to actually evaluate what they have in him. CJ BeatHard had a nice game against the Giants, but this season is about finding out NOW what they have in Garoppolo. The silver lining to all these injuries has been the opportunity for younger players to show what they have. Offense has been challenged by all the injuries at WR, and no one has really stepped up to fill that void, but defensively there have been some gems. Rookie Adrian Colbert looked very good at Free Safety, and we wouldn’t have seen him without both Tartt and Jimmie Ward going down. Rookie Ahkello Witherspoon has been decent as well.
A lot of rookies are getting playing time (Trent Taylor, Kittle, Brieda, CJ, and of course Thomas and Foster) so by next year we should have a pretty good idea of who is worth keeping.
Most importantly, we need to solidify who our QB will be, Whether he is on the team now, or we are drafting one in 2018.
The only good things about our bye week is the fact that we CAN get Jimmy G more reps in practice, and that we can hopefully healthy up some.
GO TEAM ……practice hard and get the Jimmy ready to play.
Oh…..I forgot this is an off week. Hope the players can rest up and recover from some of the injuries.
Chuck I’ve read that the Tyrod Taylor move is all about money.
They want to see what Peterman has before the season ends, thus allowing them to determine what to do in April with the 2 1st RD Picks they’re holding.
Keep Buffalo on the radar as a potential Trade suitor, if we land in a position where a QB of interest might be available to them.
Steve Young says they have to start JG now. I agree.
The way our Oline played last week I agree also. He will certainly be put to the test with Seattle.
Yeah quit postponing what will be done. Get Jimmy out there ASAP!
Steve told me he reads my stuff all the time . . . .
Buffalo really shit the bed. They are pissing themselves and screwing their season away by starting Peterman over Taylor. Not that I care, but how dumb can one team be? Giving up on their season to play a backup while they are playing fairly well?
Tell ya one thing, it’s funny as fuck to see NoFear jizz himself over Blaine Gabbert’s AZ loss yesterday. And Skabies’ immediate reaction to the anti-Smith talk.
Think Blabbert and the Cards beat Jacksonville, NoFear? I’ll give you some odds.
Gabbert did have a pretty good game for a little while, and then he reverted back to his usual self.
Just enough to lose. Steve DeBergitis.
At least Steve is remembered…….good enough to lose! Man those were the years. Go team!
In conclusion: We all want the Jimmy! Lets see if he can perform. The HC is being cautious of course.
Seahawks lost to Atlanta, lets hope the Niners beat them next week, give the fans something to get behind.
I’m down for that scenario 12th.
I see we made a Waiver claim from JAX for DT Sheldon Day.
Seems like a Saleh connection through a former Draft Pick of Gus Bradley.
Another Fat Man in the Middle with what looks like some familiarity with the Saleh Scheme?
I think Sheldon Day will be a good player for us ! not a true NT but seems like a good rotation guy . Plays DT and DE, good size too !
Hey anybody want a top 100 QB and rated top 5 in the league ?! Well we had him here , see Smith,Alex !
well maybe garappolo will be better but it just goes to show what a head coach like Reid means to a team … as opposed to one like Nolan for example !
Yeah, we are starting to get a little healthier. Maybe some results follow. Seattle would be a great start.
New thread is up.