The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Call me Mr. Rosey Sunglasses, but for me, I think the 49ers aren’t that far away. As proven earlier this year, we were close in 5 games with one of the thinnest and shittiest lineups in the league, and we could have been 5-1 from the get-go. Now we are winning some close ones, and the team seems to be gathering momentum and learning how to win. As shakey as all the play has been, we have some talent, but no depth. To me, the minimum number of things we need are:

a) A #1 WR
b) A consistent pass rusher
c) A strong CB
d) A guard

That’s bare minimum. Sure it sounds like a lot, and we need more depth at CB, O line, and WR, but as parity often shows, any given team can make the jump (well, not the Browns) to relevancy quickly. No one picked the Jags to be this dominant, and really, no one saw the Saints riding this high.

The places where we are fairly solid are quarterback (shocking!), interior D line, RB, and safety. I’m on the fence with our TEs. Kittle is OK, and Celek is OK as well. Hikutami (sp?) was hurt and is unknown, but a big red zone target would be nice.

So there you have it. Barring injuries, this team could very well be on its way soon. Next year’s schedule is easier than this year’s:

HOME
Chicago (4-9)
Denver (4-9)
Detroit (7-6)
Oakland (6-7)
New York Giants (2-11) or Washington (5-8)
Arizona (6-7)
Los Angeles Rams (9-4)
Seattle (8-5)
AWAY
Green Bay (7-6)
Minnesota (10-3)
Kansas City (7-6)
Los Angeles Chargers (7-6)
Tampa Bay (4-9)
Arizona
Los Angeles Rams

Amazingly our furthest trip east is Green Bay. But wins right off the bat appear to be Chi, Denver, Det, maybe Oak, NYG, TB. AZ is trending way down so that could be 8 right there. The Rams and Seattle are the big dogs at this point, and Minn, KC, and Green Bay on the road look daunting. Shit even the Chargers are a challenge. but we stand to possibly get above .500 next year.

We shall see.

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21 Responses to The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

  1. Nipper says:

    Just beat the Titans. Sounds easy but we all know the pain and challenge that these games demand from the players. Apparently the player’s boom box is a big deal in getting them in a playing mood before games. Whatever works.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Hey, we’re at home, and the TIts may not travel well. They may sag . . .

  3. unca_chuck says:

    And oldie but a goodie . . .

  4. Berger says:

    “Amazingly our furthest trip east is Green Bay.” I need a new map, mine all show Tampa Bay east of Green Bay!

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Ahhh, missed that . . .

    • Nipper says:

      Berger knows his geography.

      • Nipper says:

        Jay Leno did one of those man in the streets bits once and asked people if they knew where the Pacific Ocean was located. A lot of people in his bit weren’t too sure where the the heck it was located!

  6. Nipper says:

    Another injury……Trent Brown RT finished for the season. That’s the problem with becoming too optimistic about football players……..they have injuries. They can’t play and the team suffers. Nothing can be done but grin and bear it. Without depth a team is dead meat.

    • Lurker John says:

      WTF. I heard the coaching staff wasn’t all that happy that he didn’t play the past couple of weeks, now he’s done for the year?! Whatever, get him healthy to compete for a spot next year, because I guarantee it won’t be handed to him.

  7. Lurker John says:

    I found this article about a week ago and found it interesting, especially given that we don’t often think of this position as one that’s especially difficult to master. Turns out it’s one of the hardest of all, so let’s give Mr. Kittle a chance to develop! I think he’s going to be a good one, more so now that we now have Jimmy G. onboard.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/28/rookie-tight-ends-struggles-learning-curve

  8. Lurker John says:

    Jimmy G had better gird his loins, Zane Beadles will be starting at right tackle again.

  9. 12th Man says:

    Going to what will be my last game of this season. Really looking forward to seeing Jimmy G play and to see if the faithful show up.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    You are a true fan, 12th. Thanks again for the tix.

    • 12th Man says:

      All good Chuck, speaking of which I have 2 free tix and a parking pass for the Ram game on new years eve if you want em.

  11. Winder says:

    Lol, Chuck if you take those tix don’t forget to represent. You will be among a shit-load of fair weather Ram fans. I think that will be our best game of the year.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Thanks, 12th, unfortunately (well, not really) we will be in Hawaii for a wedding. . .

    Speaking of old Warriors . . .

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, we almost beat the Rams with Hoyer. This one should be a breeze.

  14. Winder says:

    chuck- Where in Hawaii?

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Maui. Have a friend that lives in Lahaina and her daughter is getting married.

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