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.