Jimmy G FTW!

Yes, it was a game that looked like a lot of games this year. Too many penalties (waaay too much Ed Hochuli), too many mental mistakes, and not enough touchdowns. But, a funny thing happened on the way to the loss. The once and future quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, engineered a game winning drive, starting from their own 8, to lead the Robbie (red and ex-Bear) Goulds to a 15-12 win.  In Chi-town no less.

No mean feat, as the Bears and their QB savior Mitch Trubiski came up short as the 49er defense had a good day in holding Chicago to one TD. These two teams will be forever tied together by the draft-day trade that John Lynch made with the Bears. The one that gave SF Solomon Thomas AND Reuben Foster, AND a 2nd round pick next year.

Thing is, this would have been a hard loss to swallow as the 49ers dominated the game statistically. In numbers not seen hardly ever, the Niners held the ball for nearly 39 minutes to a paltry 21 and change for Chicago. We crushed them in yards (388 to 147), 1st downs (23 to 8), passing (278 to 85), rushing (110 to 62), and unfortunately, penalties (8-53 to 4-29).

The penalties were the issue keeping the 49ers out of the end zone, and drive after drive stalled in the red zone. Flexin’ Ed missed an illegal block in the back on Chicago’s improbable punt return for a TD, as that looked like the game-winning play, and made seemingly random calls to stall drives late in the game. But still and all, a nice road win for a team that is trying to find their identity.

Jimmy Go certainly looks the part of being the franchise QB as he threw the ball well, had a commanding presence in the pocket, and had a contested pass that was actually a completion wrestled away from Louis Murphy for a pick and his only blemish. And the defense kept Chicago out of the red zone most of the day. A solid day for an upstart team.

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13 Responses to Jimmy G FTW!

  1. Winder says:

    Well we got another road game next week, and I kinda like our chances. This team needs to win a couple more this year and hopefully one of them will be the Ram game. They are officially back as hated rivals and that really makes me happy.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Yesterday’s game solidified the need for a top-flight WR or 2. Garcon is great and all, but we need a burner who can get deep.

    Still can’t run block worth a damn, but Jimmy G did have time to throw so there’s that.

    • Winder says:

      This should be a really fun off season with FA and the draft. This season has been everything I could have hoped for from the beginning. And if we didn’t get so many injuries I am pretty sure our record would be a little better. The team plays with everything they got and you could see in yesterday’s game the players are understanding the playbook better.

  3. Lurker John says:

    His quick release had a lot to do with him not being sacked but the two times. The way he gets the ball out is night and day from CJ and Hoyer, plus he’s more accurate.

  4. Irish Kevin says:

    I still say they need a bruising back that can get that 1 – 2 yards to get the first down. Hyde ain’t cutting it. Unless there is a hole to run through he can’t get the 1yarder

  5. Nipper says:

    Go team! Get another victory! Lets see if becomes a habit.

  6. Winder says:

    Get some oline help and put Barkley in the backfield with JG at QB defenses will be freaked out. They will have to stay home on those play actions.

    • Winder says:

      The only problem with that is if we win anymore games we won’t get the chance to get him. The Niners need some fucking breaks after all the crap we’ve been through.

  7. Nipper says:

    The Draft will take care of itself. Lynch will be prepared to make the necessary moves needed. It’s important to play well now and build upon Jimmy G.’s play. It was a step up for sure and I hope this team can build upon that.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the front office can do whatever they want. They have a ton of picks and can trade up fairly easily if they really want Barkley.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Funny, Sputty and NoFear might as well be the same guy now. They both want to piss on anything positive. NoFear is so stupid, he thinks Garoppolo wanted to stay in NE. About the only way NE could have kept him is with the franchise tag, and the Pats weren’t going to pay nearly $50 mill for 2 QBs next season. They didn’t really have the money, and Garoppolo wants to play, not wait. Remember Steve Young?

    This is from Ricky Doyle of NESN a couple days ago:

    The New England Patriots and backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might have kicked around the idea of a contract extension, but according to NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran, Garoppolo precipitated the shocking trade that sent him to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2018 second-round draft pick before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.

    Read more at: https://nesn.com/2017/11/nfl-rumors-jimmy-garoppolo-patriots-never-exchanged-contract-numbers/

    NoFear’s the Sean Hannity of blogging. And Skeebie is the Mooch . . .

    And Buwwitt is the voice of reason? As I said, funny.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    new thread is up.

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