There’s a Flag on the Play . . .

Well, that was ugly. The Niners win, but boy, it’s raining flags. The good news is our 2nd string offense and defense played pretty well against Dallas’ 1st string o and d in the 1st half. We kept Dallas out of the end zone, and even got some pressure on their QBs.

Mullens and The Beater looked decent, with a couple hiccups. Jalen Hurt had a very nice game, with 2 red zone TDs. Bourne looked rusty with a couple drops, the run game was not really there, but then again, we were down to our 3rd stringer there with the mirage (McKinnon) not playing, and Brieda and Coleman out as well. Deebo had a play or 2, and Dwelley had a nice gain over the middle on 3rd down.

D was decent. We held their Elliott-less run game in check, and did a good job on Dak and keeping him corralled and out of the end zone.

Whether this is the new NFL or not, the Niners decided to not play 90% of their 1st stringers in this game and won’t play them in the last preseason games. That didn’t stop the injury bug from hitting the team as swing tackle Shon Coleman was lost for the year, and a nagging foot problem for Trent Taylor turned out to be a broken foot.

Frankly I like the idea of leaving the starters out for  weeks 1 and 4 of the preseason as the injury rate is skyrocketing in today’s NFL. And, I sure don’t get how that game was called by the refs. They neglected to review a questionable PI call that was supposed to be automatically reviewed, and some of those holding calls were dubious at best.

Hochuli, like his dad, craves that air time.


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24 Responses to There’s a Flag on the Play . . .

  1. NFL Refs says:

    Our sole job this season is to screw the Niners over. I don’t know how but Chuck, in his infinite football wisdom, figured it out.

  2. Winder says:

    Dallas and Seattle have always seemed to get preferential treatment when it comes to calls. Maybe i am just prejudiced against those teams but it sure seems they get away when it comes to calls

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Seattle did get robbed in Super Bowl 40. Make up shit for that? Dallas nearly always catches breaks. ‘Cept for that one, of course!

    • Winder says:

      I think NE get a lot of calls go their way also. All 3 owners were influential. From what I have read Seattle’s owner did a lot for the NFL. The one that recently passed away Paul Allen.

      • NJ49er says:

        Maybe Jed needs a “Team Bus” to entertain the Blandino Boys?
        Apparently worked well for Jerruh,

      • NJ49er says:

        But…who would take Jed seriously in party venue circles?
        He impresses me as a hot chocolate and bunny slippers type 😀

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Jed seems to have very little gravitas among the other owners, Christ, he still looks like a little kid, but he’s one up on Mark Davis!

    • Jed Dork says:

      All of the other new stadiums are complete shit holes compared to the gem of a heatstroke-inducing field we built on a former sewage treatment plant in the middle of nowhere.

  5. alleykat69 says:

    When you live in moms basement you don’t get out much 12th..

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Heh heh. From what I’m gathering out of camp, Tevin Coleman has problems holding on to the football. Other notes are Jalen Hurd is impressive after his solid game last Saturday.

  7. rtfirefly says:

    5 straight INTs for Jimmy G. in practice today. 2 of those wouldn’t have been INTs in real games; they would have been sacks by Solomon Thomas after beating Skule.

    Hoo boy! Can we take a mulligan on today?

  8. unca_chuck says:

    All about the pressure. Doesn’t say much for our O line though,

    • NJ49er says:

      It’s not rocket science…
      Protect the QB
      Sack the QB
      Pretty simple.

    • Big Dick Nick says:

      It’s very simple.
      Protect my big cock.
      Get Jimmy G’s pornhub girlfriend in the sack.
      Fake an injury.
      CJ Beatsoffhard is the new starter.

      • rtfirefly says:

        That is a candidate for the stupidest post I have ever read on the Internet, and I’ve read plenty of doozies.

        You know that speaks of you personally, don’t you? I don’t know anyone else in this world who enjoys embarrassing themselves in public the way you do.

  9. rtfirefly says:

    Tell you one thing. The Niners might have found a gem in 2018 3rd round free safety Tarvarius Moore. Saleh has him playing corner last year for some reason. I hope maybe it helped his FS instincts. In any case, he’s back as FS and has been tearing it up in preseason so far.

    Now that Jimmie Ward is back, he might be back to 2nd string. Hopefully, Jimmie is only a placeholder until the inevitable injury.

    The Niners look miles better in the back 7 than they did (imagine Verrett and a rejuvenated Witherspoon duking it out for 2nd corner!).

    If the OLine falls apart, they’ll have to rely on that defense. I still don’t trust it, but compared to last year, it is unquestionably better.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Moore played corner because everybody was hurt. This is make-or-break for Saleh. But with some health and some consistency I think this defense really ratchets up the pressure.

    I mean, it can’t get worse. 2 picks? 7 turnovers? Those numbers are hideous. Teams did more in one game than we did all year.

    And yeah, the O line is still a big worry. We have to keep Jimmy G healthy and protected.

  11. alleykat69 says:

    Damm rookie hazing can get quite expensive !
    Deebo Samuel had to pickup the tab for 10 players ( I’m assuming all vets as they ordered 64 items, not sure if drinks were on separate tab lol 😂)to the tune of 3,733,58 and that’s before tip! The Restaurant Shanahan’s yes that Mike Shanahan , Kyle’s dad’s fancy pad in Denver..

  12. rtfirefly says:

    Niner defense dominated joint practice with the Broncs today even without Bosa and Ford. Moore with a pick 6. Niner offense looked good at first, then bad, Jimmy G. with a pick 6.

    Person left the locker room on a cart. With Richburg still out, we may be down 2 starters on the OL come opening day. We’ve lost our swing tackle Coleman for the season, and G Garnett is recuperating for that pinky toe surgery. Oy vey

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Shit. Protection is very important. We need to get more bodies into camp. Can’t be losing guys. Shit.

    • Winder says:

      Seems like we lose someone every practice. I doubt we will have any G’s on our practice squad the way things are going

  14. rtfirefly says:

    On the good news front, we released Greg Mabin today. If you don’t recall who Greg Mabin is, think back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when we had a lead against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay in the 4th quarter and CJ Beathard was outdueling Aaron Rodgers.

    Then, Aaron Rodgers threw 5 straight passes directed over and around one particular CB, resulting in the winning touchdown. Yep, that CB. That’s the fella.

  15. rtfirefly says:

    Now, the early word on Person is that he wrapped his foot too tight today. Dafuq? Anyway, it might be good news, too early to tell.

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