Home Opener!

I think we have one intrepid blogger, 12th man, going to the home opener, so I’d love to get some in-game reactions from where the action is. And this game should be one of the easier ones. Detroit spent a shit-ton to improve their run game by getting LeGarrette Blount, drafting left guard Frank Rag in the 1st round, and RB Kenyon Johnson in the 2nd round. That addition of talent netted them 33 yards in total rushing.

Without their perennially missing run game, the Jets picked off Matt Stafford 5 times. I think we can stuff their run as good as anyone. It remains to be seen if we can stop their passing game. Kirk Cousins wasn’t spectacular, but he did hit a lot of dinking and dunking to move the chains. However, Cousins was 0-6 ion 3rd downs in the 4th quarter, and the D kept the game within reach despite the pick 6 from Jimmy G. The pass rush was fair to good, but most of the passes were short and therefore not too easy to get at. Minus Tartt’s no-cigar moment on a near pick 6 of his own.

That being said, the offense is what lost the Minn game. 2 end zone picks, a dropped 60 yard bomb, a fumble on the 1, and the pick 6 that came after the dropped bomb means that 2 of the picks wouldn’t have happened had balls not been dropped. 14 point swing on those 2 plays, 14 points on the end zone drops, and the fumble means we left 35 points out there. minus the 3 FGs.

Sure the game would have been played differently had we scored all those points, but the point is, the 49ers are struggling to score in the red zone, Jimmy G did much better than the previous collective clown show at QB last year, but this team needs to show that last week was an aberration, not the norm.

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34 Responses to Home Opener!

  1. Winder says:

    This game should be pretty close to a sellout. A lot of noise and support will go along way with a young team like ours. Should be fun.

  2. rtfirefly says:

    The Lions have a promising rookie 1st round pick OG Frank Ragnow. Promising isn’t now, however, and he had a rotten Game 1. Their other starting OG is injured. They now have worse OGs than us, and that’s hard to do. Stafford has neither Jimmy G.’s quick release nor Kyle’s scheming to compensate.

    I’m having trouble coming up with a score on this one, so I’ll just throw out 30-20 for the halibut. McKinnon’s injury screwed up everything.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah it’s hard to miss what you never had, but I’m sure the whole offseason was spent on scheming ways to get McKinnon in space. Brieda has to step up somewhat to be that guy. It ain’t gonna be Morris. Fricking Jyuscjkhkleyk will catch balls as well but he’s not the qucik guy in the flat. That wheel route he ran was very coo though. Loved it.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    I think I said 31-17. I;ll stick to that.

  5. 12th Man says:

    Goodwin is officially out. Pettis gets his first start.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Ahhh. Shit. Need to send Pettis deep on some double moves. He can get himself open pretty regularly.

  7. alleykat69 says:

    Short week for the Lions,after looking like a shitsandwich at home,with a overrated QB,that have nothing going for them in the 49ers home opener..49ers roll 34-10

  8. Irish Kevin says:

    From 49erwebsone
    The speculation surrounding where Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell takes his next snaps probably won’t end until his holdout situation is resolved. The dynamic offensive weapon has already missed Week 1 of the regular season and shown that he is serious about securing a long-term deal.

    Right now, the Steelers seem content in moving forward with second-year running back James Conner, who rushed for 135 yards with two touchdowns during Sunday’s tie-ending game against the Cleveland Browns. However, what if two-thirds into the season, Pittsburgh’s 2018 campaign isn’t unfolding as it hoped? Does Bell then have more value finishing out a lost season for the Steelers or is he worth more as a tradable commodity?

    Will Cain of ESPN Radio’s “The Will Cain Show” asked that question this week. He identified two teams primed to win now where a trade makes sense — the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers.

    It is important to note that Cain believed Green Bay going all in for Bell made the most sense, but he had the following to say about a potential Bell-to-49ers scenario.

    “The San Francisco 49ers have $60 million in cap space next year,” Cain explained. “They wouldn’t be able to negotiate an extension until the new league [year] starts. But they have a quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo that’s in a different class than Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. They have a guy that they’re not on a two-, three-, five-year plan with Jimmy Garoppolo. This is a guy who’s older and ready by all accounts to start winning now.
    The offensive line (in) San Francisco is not good, but it’s not New York Jets bad. And right now, he’s running out Alfred Morris and Matt Breida behind Jimmy Garoppolo. The idea of Le’Veon Bell in San Francisco makes sense to me. How much would that help to win now over the next year to two years with Jimmy Garoppolo?”

    The 49ers spent big in March to acquire former Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on September 3 with a torn ACL, leaving San Francisco with Alfred Morris and Matt Breida carrying the load at running back. The two combined for 84 yards against the Vikings on Sunday in the 49ers’ 24-16 loss.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    It makes sense, and I did hear this making the rounds a few days ago, and I would LOVE to have Bell on the team, but the hype around Jimmy G, while it sounds great, isn’t really real yet. He’s had 8 starts in his career. Different class than Mayfield? Sure. Darnold? I guess, but till he actually leads the team through a playoff win or 2, well, he’s closer to Darmold than say, Matty Ice.

    Not that Jimmy G’s status has anything to do with the Niners getting Bell, but I guess the perception helps. But Green Bay would look better to Bell. They have a long playoff history and a Super Bowl win with Rodgers. Then again, it’s fucking Wisconsin. California? Or Wisconsin? Please.

    All speculation, but if the Steelers season goes south, they’ll get him back. If Conner keeps running well, they’ll sit on Bell and deal him later.

  10. Winder says:

    Make it happen. Seeya Jet.

  11. Lurker John says:

    They combined for 84 yards against one of the best defenses out there, and they were still effective at times. Let’s not give up on Morris and Breida just yet. But, yes, Le’Veon Bell would be a hell of a nice addition. It’s hard for me, though, to see how that happens. They weren’t going to cough up 2 first rounders for Khalil Mack and you’d think the Steelers would be asking for something similar for the best 3-down back in football.

  12. Lurker John says:

  13. Irish Kevin says:

    The 49ers officially ruled out G Joshua Garnett (toe), WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep), and C Erik Magnuson (hamstring) for Week 2.
    San Francisco has S Adrian Colbert (hamstring), G Mike Person (foot), and LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) down as questionable.

  14. Lurker John says:

    Here’s a really cool version of a song I’d bet you haven’t heard in a while. This was a good band:

  15. Lurker John says:

    With Quise down, Richie James is up!

  16. alleykat69 says:

    It sure would be nice if Pettis are James could break off a long gainer..

  17. Lurker John says:

    Bills release Jeremy Kerley. The 49ers probably wouldn’t have any interest in him, but he’s out there.

  18. alleykat69 says:

    So is WR Josh Gordon now..
    Don’t see the 49ers going after him with his past baggage..

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Hey, I’d talk to the guy.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    He ain’t available till Monday, but I’d kick the tires . . .

  21. rtfirefly says:

    I love Josh; he was an awesome player. I hope for his sake Fri. night was a pot & woman fest, and not booze. I’m convinced he never would have gotten his DUI if the league let him smoke pot.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Aahhhh, did he get popped again?

    New thread is up.

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