That One Hurt

Different era, same story. In a game reminiscent of the Harbaugh era, the 49ers scratched clawed, fought, but in the end lost to the fucking Seattle Seahawks. Despite controlling 28:00 minutes on the first half, the Niners, namely Jimmy G and a leaky line, gave up a strip sack near the end of the 2nd quarter. Fortunately for us, Jaquiski Tartt had a strip-tackle on his own, on our 2 yard line, no less, to keep the 3 point lead intact. The rest was a dogfight the whole way.

For all the drops, fumbles, mistakes, the 49ers were in the game, mainly for a late strip-sack of Russell Wilson, and lineman Germain Ifedi. Don’t know if I’ve ever seen 2 fumbles on the same play forced by 2 different guys (AA, and Warner), and recovered by a 3rd guy (DeFo) as they ran backwards about 25 yards and then the rest for the score. Unreal play.

As we all saw, the defense kept us in the game. The offense? Well, our tackles looked rusty and slow as that overrated  Jadaveon Clowney kicked our asses up and down the field. He had like 10 hits, 5 sacks, and  TD to boot. We couldn’t run for shit as Seattle dared us to pass by putting 5-6 guys on the line at the point of attack.

What annoyed me was our plays seemed to take WAY too long to develop. The way to beat the pressure is to throw quick hitters. Slants. Granted, we lost Sanders, and we really sputtered after that. And of course Kittle was out as well. 2 very important offensive weapons. Deebo had a nice slant for 30, and Bourne had a nice TD, but the guy not named Jason Bourne let a ball go right through his hand for a pick, and he dropped a 1st down catch that would have kept a late drive going, and Deebo dropped a slant of his own. It baffles me no end that these guys can’t consistently catch the ball. Pettis is a non-entity, Goodwin disappeared again, Dwelley is no Kittle, and even still, Jimmy made some bad throws amid the relentless pressure.

Still and all, we had the game wrapped up but for no Robbie Gould. Well-travelled Chase McLaughlin made the game-tying kick with time running out, but shanked the fuck out of the game-winner.

The hope is we have a healthier offense the next time we play these guys. We played Wilson about as well as we could have. 5 sacks, some hurries, a fantastic pick by Dre Greenlaw to set up the shank, but his scrambles to gain yards and to buy time  on throws bit us yet again. The good news is Seattle is playing better on the road than at home, so . . .

In the long run, this loss prolly helps the team. All it proves is we need guys that don’t drop passes every goddamn game.


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17 Responses to That One Hurt

  1. Winder says:

    It sure looks like we are not going to be able to take any games off this year. I just hope we can get a healthy team up and running for AZ. Tough upcoming schedule but it we can make it through the last game at Seattle should really be something. You can pretty much guarantee it will be a wet mess and hopefully that works in our favor.

  2. alleykat69 says:

    Referee clearly fucked up the coin toss to start OT. Seahawks Geno Smith muttered tails and the ref inexplicably said you called heads and it came up heads! Niners should of had the ball 1st in OT..
    Would if it mattered who knows for sure? But you can’t fuck that up period, and that’s not the first time this has happened..

  3. unca_chuck says:

    This is fucked up. maybe Sherman couldn’t hear it, but the ref clearly didn’t. And he’s a foot away.

  4. rtfirefly says:

    “How do you like our receivers’ execution?”

  5. alleykat69 says:

    “How do you like our receivers execution?”
    They stunk it up when needed the most!
    Pettis&Goodwin are busts to me,Bourne also no consistency, and Taylor loss for the season and injury prone their could be a lot of changes at the WR core next year! Can’t grade out Hurd, but I still wished they drafted Washington WR Terry McLaurin instead.
    Pettis is always in the doghouse for inconsistent play, just not the player I assume the 49ers were drafting in the 1st rd? Can you say Jenkins bust?

  6. unca_chuck says:

    No one is as bad as Jenkins, but these guys are giving him a run for his money.

  7. rtfirefly says:

    We need to give Dez Bryant a call if we haven’t done so already.

    Our first round pick has got to go for an OT to replace Staley, but that leaves no help at wideout in the draft. Unless we want to roll with the backup tackles we have, who I believe were doing quite well. Our starters were rusty dogmeat last night.

  8. Grumpy Guy says:

    Staley has some sort of finger injury and might miss some more games.

  9. Grumpy Guy says:

    From Maiocco: “Per @PFF stats, Jimmy Garoppolo was under pressure 22 times (four sacks, four hits, 14 hurries). Those assigned responsibility for the pressures: Mike McGlinchey 5; Garoppolo 4; Joe Staley and Mike Person, 3 apiece; Laken Tomlinson 2.”

  10. Grumpy Guy says:

    Basically, Clowney had a Hell of a game, and no one could block him. I doubt Anthony Munoz could have blocked him last night. He was in Full Fred Dean / Lawrence Taylor mode.

    We need to line up a replacement for Staley not because of this one game, but because he’s getting too damned old to play much longer.

    And McGlinchey remains a question mark to me. IIRC he leads the line in penalties (holding + false starts), and looks shaky in pass pro. Good run blocker, but this ain’t Notre Dame any more; you’ve got to be able to do both in the NFL. So far he’s serviceable but FAR from the dominant kind of tackle you want to see from a ninth overall pick.

  11. NJ49er says:

    I’ve seen no feedback regarding the challenged spot for Mostert?
    He had the 1st down IMO. Yet, as usual, Park Ave sees something different than the rest of us saw.
    No sense crying in your beer over it, since we had more than enough chances to win it, and didn’t.

    Jimmy gets panicked, caused several turnovers on his own, and, puts balls in odd places causing lesser WRs to juggle and/or lose them.
    Defense played well enough to win it.
    Offense, (Jimmy), not so much.
    Wake up call or, the point in the season where we can start wondering if DCOs around the league have figured Shanny out.
    Let’s see what he does now, (in a quick turnaround), against Kyler & Co.
    Not holding my breath TBH.

    • rtfirefly says:

      No Kittle and then no Sanders, too, made a HUGE difference. Jimmy G. always looks for Kittle, and he wasn’t there. You could see it in his face, as well, after about the 15th drop. He didn’t know who to throw to, was hesitating and forcing the ball in there.

      • NJ49er says:

        1st loss is no big deal in terms of the record. It’s the fact that we had ample ops to win it, against a Division rival.
        Tip your cap (I guess) to Seattle for making more plays.
        My concerns are of the usual variety. Depth, injuries, execution.
        Staley and McGlinchey certainly won’t like the game film this one produced.
        Protect the QB
        Sack the QB.
        OL didn’t handle the challenge.

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