For What It’s Worth This Game Day

Here we are at week 6 and we are already playing out the string. Sad? Yes. Depressing? Yes. But hey, at least we aren’t the Raiders. Jon Gruden, he of the 10 year/$100 million deal, has already alienated the team, the fan base, and has dismantled a promising Raiders team. All at the altar of his own hubris. The Raiders, who were looking to give their Oakland fans at least a couple solid seasons before they wing their way to Sin City in a couple seasons, are instead 1-5 and in complete disarray offensively and defensively.

But I digress. Here in Ninertown, we are suffering the slings and arrows of multiple injuries and a fairly porous defense that has left defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on the proverbial hot seat going forward. The offensive scuffling is understandable as the 49ers have lost to injury their starting QB, their starting WR, their starting and #2 running backs, and have suffered dings and injuries to just about all of the offensive linemen. A line thin to begin with.

Tonight we are traveling to the unfrozen grass of Green Bay. Site of some recent success a few regimes back. But again I digress. The newly constituted and semi-turned over lineup of the current team is game enough. Our backup QB is suddenly fighting for his very NFL life as his last game was a comedy of errors and strip sacks. The 49ers racked up yards and stats but failed in the end to even keep the game close. Of course the pass catchers did their best to not help CJ Beater by dropping the obligatory 1 or 2 passes to kill drives and cause turnovers.

So, this season has once again become an extended training camp for the current roster. The defensive backfield, which had such promise a short few weeks ago looks terrible as Ahkello Witherspoon becomes the target of unrelenting pressure as no one wants to throw to Richard Sherman’s side of the field, and we cannot get anyone near the opposing QB.  Our safeties have been an exercise in frustration as they are nearly always out of position on screen passes, and get burned deep regularly. But again I digress.

Not sure how we win tonight. Green Bay does at will what we don’t defend well. Screens and broken plays. The ONLY way we win is to discover that missing pass rush. Rodgers isn’t exactly at the peak of health, and is nursing injuries of his own, so we won’t be chasing him around the field, but he is a master at throwing from outside the pocket.

Pressure must come from the edges and we MUST hold the middle to get to Rodgers. Otherwise it’s a bloodbath.

We as usual keep it close but fail in the end.

24-16 Packers.

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150 Responses to For What It’s Worth This Game Day

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Getting Brieda back would help. He’s pushing to play.

  2. Winder says:

    The way some of the games went this weekend we just might surprise everyone. That’s about as optimistic as I can get about this one. We cannot get away with playing sloppy defense with these guys. I like CJ and think he would do alright if he could get the ball out of his hands a little sooner.

  3. Irish Kevin says:

    I heard/read a static that NFL teams are passing 51.7 % of the time on 1st down. If last weeks game is any indication of what the Niners Offense will be doing, they will be running the ball 85% of the time. And that got the Niners all of 12 points. Pathetic. Every year the NFL adds a rule to either protect the QB or the WR or both and the Niners continue to run the ball and draft, FA a running back instead of getting a top receiver.

  4. rtfirefly says:

    We’re dead last in the league in turnover differential and 27th worst in penalty yardage against. FWIW

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Right. My point exactly. I think we have 1 INT. Which is a product of a non-existent pass rush. Even with Sherman on the field, we are still easy pickings because Witherspoon can’t cover forever. Or the LBs or safeties.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    The penalties are a mark of a young team. Which we are. As much as they should be on track, they are young and stupid.

    See Solly Thomas’s offsides on 4th and 1 when EVERYONE knew they were trying to draw us offside.

  7. Irish Kevin says:

    So we will be able to score 40 points running the ball 🏈. I don’t think so

    • unca_chuck says:

      No, but if we don’t turn the ball over so many times, we win the last 2 games. TheTD to Celek that turned into a 85 yard INT return was a pivotal play in the KC game. As were the 3 TD drops in the first game.

      Part of not turning the ball over is running more. If we can do it successfully, we can control the clock and hopefully limit the turnovers.

  8. Irish Kevin says:

    This has been the problem with the Niners the last 10-15 years, they get great backs and want to run the ball the O line is geared for that. Then there will be a game where the Defense faulters a little and the Niners have to pass the ball and they fail miserably. Even though the NFL is geared for the pass

    • rtfirefly says:

      The top 3 rushing teams are 1) Rams 2) Cowpups 3) Panthers. Pretty good company. The Cards are dead last, the Pats are 8th, Chiefs 11th. We’re 10th. Colts 29th, Giants 24th, Raiders 21st.

      • Irish Kevin says:

        But those teams have a passing game in case they have to play catch up. If the Niners fall behind by 14 points they lose

  9. rtfirefly says:

    Take the Pack. Give the 9.5. More of a gamble than you might think because Aaron will be playing on one leg and Clay Matthews is the refs favorite whipping boy right now.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Wow, sad news out of Seattle. Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks/Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen passed away today of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.

  11. Winder says:

    That is sad, from what I have read about him he was a class act RIP

  12. Winder says:

    I really hate the fucking Green Bay Packers.

  13. Winder says:

    Nice

  14. Maggie Horowitz says:

    GB coaching looking like: “What in the fuck was that????”

  15. alleykat69 says:

    Damm that was one hell of a statement drive!!
    Great excution all the way down field!

  16. alleykat69 says:

    And then are pathetic secondary and 2 fucking plays later TD

  17. Maggie Horowitz says:

    And leave it to this piece of shit defense to let them score on 2 fucking plays

  18. alleykat69 says:

    Make that 4 plays later on the review..

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Beautiful. Here come the mistakes.

  20. alleykat69 says:

    Sure why not fumble the kickoff away!

  21. unca_chuck says:

    I fekt that coming. Nice coverage though.

  22. alleykat69 says:

    Mosert is a fumbling machine !
    Notice they went to James on the last kickoff.

  23. Maggie Horowitz says:

    The batted down pass is a Beater special

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Our coverage is hysterically bad.

  25. alleykat69 says:

    Secondary is clueless on every play!
    Rogers can pass for 500 yards easy if he wants too..

  26. Irish Kevin says:

    Damn maybe my complaining about the run all the time has been heard, that was one hell of a throw and catch

  27. alleykat69 says:

    Their only bright light is the OL opens hole!
    Their #3 in running the ball averaging 5 yards a clip!
    And then they hit a bomb to Goodwin go figure for 6?

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. That was sweeeet!

  29. unca_chuck says:

    Goodwin has serious speed.

  30. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Will Saleh ever have to answer for this pile of shit defense?

  31. alleykat69 says:

    Goodwin not only has lighting speed, he is ripped, they showed him warming up before the game and he was shirtless in low 40’s without a care in the world..

  32. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Muther fucker!!

  33. unca_chuck says:

    Jesus. This is ridiculous. Hold on to the fucking ball!!!

  34. unca_chuck says:

    Christ. Make a fucking play, defense.

  35. Irish Kevin says:

    This shows no respect for the Niners Defense

  36. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Just piss poor fucking defense.

  37. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Jimmie Ward just sucks donkey dick as CB, S, whatever.

  38. unca_chuck says:

    That’s a goddamn victory for the defense. Saleh is finally dialing up some pressure.

    No more fucking turnovers and you can get back into this game.

  39. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Nice!!!!!

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Cj from worst game to best.

  41. alleykat69 says:

    Goodwin shucked the shorts out of that DB!!
    49ers!! Showing some grit tonight!

  42. Irish Kevin says:

    Passing down the field also shows the Niners don’t have to worry about the Red Zone, and being stopped

  43. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Goodwin has a great TD celebration going with the long jump

  44. alleykat69 says:

    Their ruining game is setting up some chunk pass plays..

  45. unca_chuck says:

    I’d just fucking blitz all the time.

  46. unca_chuck says:

    Sack now and we get some Mo.

  47. Maggie Horowitz says:

    The Beater going head first!!!

  48. unca_chuck says:

    Shit. Mostert had a lot of grass in front of him there. Hell of a job by CJ on the scramble.

  49. alleykat69 says:

    That was a nice FUCK on tv from Mostert, can’t blame him he was gone on that play for 6 without the last second trip.,
    Their running game OL are dominating the Pack..

  50. unca_chuck says:

    Goodwin made a hell of an adjustment on that deep pass.

  51. unca_chuck says:

    Run up the middle. Kick the FG.

  52. unca_chuck says:

    Hey. 2 turnovers and a 4 point lead. If we could ever get a turnover . . .

  53. alleykat69 says:

    Gutsy performance tonight!
    That 3 was sweet to close out the half..

  54. rtfirefly says:

    Man, I had this game pegged wrong. The Niners have played good ball.

  55. unca_chuck says:

    I figured we’d keep it close but we have a chance to take this over. Again, I’d biltz on the passing downs. as it really fucks up Rodgers.

  56. Winder says:

    If we could just stop making so many mistakes we could win some games.

  57. unca_chuck says:

    Just have to tighten up the defense right now. Rodgers can’t move well and we have to pressure him more,

  58. unca_chuck says:

    Why decline that?

  59. alleykat69 says:

    Why the hell would you decline a penalty on holding to start te second half??

  60. unca_chuck says:

    Well, that’s another win. Got to get 7 here.

  61. alleykat69 says:

    WTF they get 3 cause we declined that penalty!!
    Freakin braindead coming out of the tunnel are what??

  62. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Garcon looks old and slow. but he made Matthews miss.

  63. unca_chuck says:

    At least it’s points. A fucking stop please?

  64. alleykat69 says:

    Old guys like Garcon need more 3&1 oil to loosen up in the cold..

  65. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck. get so tired of that.

  66. unca_chuck says:

    GB crowd getting restless. NO MISTAKES>

  67. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Do wordpress blogs/websites slow others’ computers down significantly? It keeps forcing mine to reload.

  68. unca_chuck says:

    Get 7!! Green Bay is doing a better job against the run now, so we need to change things up a little. Play action quick passes.

  69. unca_chuck says:

    Sure wish we’d play-action soon

  70. Maggie Horowitz says:

    That last 1 down play was perfect for play action

  71. unca_chuck says:

    Skeebers must be bummed we’re doing so well.

  72. alleykat69 says:

    Yeah we’re not done passing Chuck, but the OL is winning the battle up front,which gives them more options to hit another big one..

  73. unca_chuck says:

    Well, I could be wrong. Running to the left we are killing them.

  74. unca_chuck says:

    Damn. C picked the wrong time to miss that pass. Kittle was wide open for the first down.

    He needs to loft those short passes a little more. They get tipped too much, and he misses like that last one.

  75. Maggie Horowitz says:

    For fucks sakes. Our secondary licks balls.

  76. unca_chuck says:

    One of those turnover things would be nice’

  77. unca_chuck says:

    I’ll take a sack here,

  78. unca_chuck says:

    That’s fucking ridiculous.

  79. alleykat69 says:

    Great Stand 49ers!
    Rodgers denied!!

  80. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. The pressure comes through. We are FINALLY fucking blitzing

  81. rtfirefly says:

    Who are dese guys and what are they doing wearing Niner uniforms?

  82. unca_chuck says:

    Play action pass.

  83. unca_chuck says:

    Well, that ain’t what I mean.

  84. rtfirefly says:

    Huge yard

  85. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck. That’s a good first down play.

  86. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. This is stupid. Didn’t like the play calling down there. GB will tie this game in one play right now.

  87. Maggie Horowitz says:

    Garcon didn’t make anyone miss on that one

  88. unca_chuck says:

    You can’t keep giving the ball back to Rodgers and expect to stop him.

    We should blitz every fucking play.

  89. unca_chuck says:

    Yet another coverage sack. Saleh has to get credit for going straight man to man this 2nd half. We are shutting their WRs down.

  90. rtfirefly says:

    I don’t recognize this defense. Seriously, the D has really stepped up this game.

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