Playing for the 1st round pick? Playing out the string? Fiddling while Santa Clara burns? Whatever the reasoning, the Niners should be focussing on their younger players and benching/cutting the vets who are no longer in their plans. Hello Pierre Garcon. Whether Richard Sherman is included in that group remains in doubt, because he is playing well, and we can’t bench all the vets, but is Arik Armstead in our future? Solomon Thomas? Ahkello Witherspoon? Those no-name LBs Pita and Pocket? These guys need to play themselves in or out of the roster. As does Dante Pettis, Bourne, those backup O linemen, and such.
Robert Saleh is also on the hot seat more than any of the players. He needs to figure out how to get his players into better matchups. His pass rush is nonexistent, and he’s leaving guys wide open all over the secondary. His blaming that on a lack of talent is ludicrous. Shanny has proven to be very forthright in his assessment of things, but he hasn’t thrown Saleh under the bus. Publicly anyway.
I can’t imagine him saying anything positive in the defensive meetings as WR after TE after RB catches a pass without a defender within 15 yards of him. Over and over and over. Yeah, w can stop the run, but all that oes is ‘force’ teams to torch us through the air.
Anyhow, I think we win this one, unless of course our QB decides to lead the league in -/+ yet again. The Beater has more turnovers (10) than 16 TEAMS in the league. Christ. hold on to the fucking ball.