Pyrrhic Victory, Indeed

The 49ers first win of the 2020 season was pretty much a disaster as no less than four important starters were injured during the game. The worst being Nick Bosa, who more than likely tore his ACL early on in the game. Two plays later, it looked like Solly Thomas tore his ACL as well. They were both carted off the field.

Jimmy G, having a fine start after his wobbly opening day, got the dreaded high ankle sprain early in the game as well. He played through it till the half, with a 21-3 lead, and was replaced by Nick Mullens. Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman also suffered knee injuries but theirs don’t appear to be as severe, but who knows?

And with Richard Sherman, George Kittle, Westie Richburg, Deebo Samuel, and Dee Ford already injured, that’s a lot of talent cooling heir heels on the sidelines. NINE starters already out. And this is week 2. And we play on that same field next Sunday.

The game? Well, the game started great with an 80 yard TD run for Mostert on the first play. Jordan Reed had 2 TD catches to go along with a solid first half. The defense made a nice stop on 4th and 1 to kill a TD drive, and scored on the turnover, and the outcome was never really in doubt after that.

It was also pretty cool to see Frank Gore still hitting the hole hard and churning out yards while the game was still in doubt early. Darnold was pressured some, and the DBs played well enough to only allow a garbage TD late, but the name of this game was the injuries. Not that it was just the Niners by any means. The Jets lost WR Breshad Perriman, WR CHris Hogan, C Connor McGovern, CB Arthur Maulet, and CB Quincy Wilson. I think Hogan returned to the game.

Arik Armstead was the first to loudly complain about the newly installed surface of Metlife stadium, and soon the noise was loud from a lot of 49er players about how sticky the surface is. And about how concerned they are since they pay again there next Sunday. Late last night, the NFL said they would take a closer look at the situation, but really, I’m not sure what they can do about it short of moving the game to a neutral site, or, since there are no fans involved anyway, move it to Santa Clara.

The Giants, Steelers, and Jets didn’t raise any concerns after their games, but based on the number of injuries yesterday on both sides, something’s got to give.

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14 Responses to Pyrrhic Victory, Indeed

  1. NJ49er says:

    We’re likely to get a token walkthrough from The Roger contingent. Not planning on anything earth shattering to occur since Saquon wasn’t a victim.
    Just another ingredient to add to 2020 that makes me sick, and sad.
    Fandom is a painful ride right now.
    In more ways than one.

    We’re better than this. Sure hope we as a culture rise above the cult mentality and prove it with positive actions.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    No shit, NJ. Everything is painful these days. Just glad I still have a job at this point.

  3. Nick Moooooollens says:

    The only question left to be answered in this lost season is whether gramma will suck my limp dick before or after THE DODGERS CHOKE IN THE FUCKING WORLD SERIES AGAIN!!!!!!!

    • unca_chuck says:

      Nice. Please stop sharing. Go back to the basement, skippy. Mama needs some bandwidth.

      Ohhh, those mean old Astros cheated! Boo hoo!!!! You weren’t even a cumstain in 1988.

  4. Winder says:

    Just think of all the people who have lost everything in floods, fires, jobs, and of course Covid deaths. It’s like our once wonderful country had decided to take a huge dump.

  5. NJ49er says:

    Ewes need to choose.
    Hypocrisy or Democracy
    Corporations or The Constitution

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Here in Cali we have drought, fires, earthquakes, choking smoke up the wazoo, and all the rest of the other wonderful shit.

    • Winder says:

      yeah, and once it starts raining there will be mudslides. Same as up here. And yet the most important thing of all is the election. If Trump gets elected it will set this country back so far that it will take years to dig out of it.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Huh. The Raiders are taking it to the Saints. So far.


  8. unca_chuck says:

    We signed Ziggy Ansah to a one year deal. Let’s hope he’s still got some juice left.

    Dee Ford? Who knows? That move is turning out to be a bust. He can’t get on the field.

    And all our dinged up guys (Kittle, Jimmy G, Mostert, etc) likely won’t return to the mistake by the Hackensack as they would hurt themselves worse on the field of horrors.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    KC must have known something about Dee Ford. He’s now out indefinitely with a back injury.

  10. NJ49er says:

    And the speculation begins to swirl, with respect to Clay Matthews, as a possible fill in for Dee.
    Between Pettis and Ford, it’s fast becoming a race to the bottom for ROI.

  11. NJ49er says:

    This is great… 😀

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