Tell ya one thing, can’t imagine how horrible the traffic will be getting to the stadium tonight seeing that the team plays in the heart of the Sillycon Valley. Last Sunday was a breeze, but a work day? Yeeeesh. Expect to see a lot of empty seats early on.
This game is, for all intents and purposes, a game of the new guard in the NFL. A couple of upstart teams trying to make their way up the chain of the NFL to respectability, or even higher. In the case of the 49ers, they are trying to crack the glass ceiling to the top of the NFC West. a spot inhabited by the Rams and Seahawks for nigh on 6 seasons. A spot that is still a tough nut to crack.
The Browns? Well, they have a lot of flash and a lot of names, but they are a bit of a mess. Their coaching is suspect, and while they spent a lot of coin and draft picks on flashy players, they have a leaky O line, and their defense is scattershot, and defensive backfield is hurt. Their quarterback likes to talk, and he’s fairly reminiscent of a young Brett Favre in that he can do anything out there, good or bad, but they are inconsistent at best, shitty at worst. But they have Myles Garrett, a force to be reckoned with.
I liken them to us last year. A team that is a bit overwhelmed by expectations, and not quite ready for prime time. One that can play well, but can also look like an inexperienced team looking to find their way.
I think we will take this one going away. Provided we stop giving the ball away. MNF has a way of making teams a little hyperactive and a little overzealous, so the trick here is to keep the adrenaline levels at a manageable level, and take it to the Browns early. Dee Ford was limited in practice, so that means he’s gonna play. That is good news. When he’s in he’s disruptive, and we have DeFo and Bosa to bring the heat from anywhere on the line.
The Browns LBs and defensive backs are shakey at best so the middle of the field, our bread and butter with, Jimmy G and Kittle, should be a matchup nightmare for the Browns.
Funny thing is, Shanny played a part in one of the worst drafts in Browns history. In 2014, Shanny was the OC for the Browns when they drafted Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manzeil in the 1st round.
Shanny wasn’t the GM, or even the head coach, Those were Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine, but both guys are out of the league. Ouch. Then again, the 2017 draft here has some big holes as well.
If we can execute and not turn the ball over multiple times we have a good shot at this one. I don’t really like spotlight games like Monday nighters. But we gotta play em sometimes. Hopefully no serious injuries tonight.
Yeah, it’s part and parcel to moving up in the league. More exposure.
Who can forget Kaepernick’s coming out party against the Bears? A 32-7 wipeout.
Wow fucking Breida
Holy shit!! The oppo of last game!! Crush these fuckers!!
Now that is the way you start a game
As far as I am concerned, Mc’kinnon who?
Sack on 3rd down. Love it. Team speed is awesome.
Yeah baby. Get those TDs in the red zone.
Granted it is still the 1st quarter, but I would have liked to have seen a deeper pass on 3rd and 20
We aren’t getting pressure all of a sudden.
Here come the 40 yard screen passes.
WTF with the off sides
And that is how you end a good drive
Yeah, baby, Nice to see us get some breaks.
Ok. Run is working well. WTF is the play action stuff????
Weird series, but we got the 1st down.
Need to throw to the end zone now.
Forget the throw, Cleveland has no answer for the run
Great first half!!! Bosa is rolling!!!!!They better straighten out the FG unit.
Wow. Gould is sucking. But a healthy Bosa is killing it.
Our long snapper was suspended 10 games for PEDs. Our last guy John Ciondo retired (!!!) 2 weeks ago.
Yeah 3rd long snapper, can’t blame Gould
Damn. That was easy.
Can’t remember the last time we’ve played prevent D in the 3rd
Yeah Cleveland has no clue for the run
Kittle reminds me of Rathman and Brent Jones, mow people down, don’t go down
Gotta hope Juczxxxx injury isn’t too serious. He’s involved in much of their O.
What is the rainbow colors representing,
Total domination. Been a long time.
Hell of a game. Trying to match the 1990 Niners 10-0 start.
285 yards pounding the rock!!!
Bosa huge game 2 sacks forced fumble and giving Mayfield his payback when he waved a flag at OhioSt standing on their horseshoe…4-0 only undefeated team in the NFC! Bring on the Rams 🐑..
This looked like the college film I saw of Bosa. I have never seen anybody fling O-Linemen’s hands away like he does.
New thread is up.