One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Yes, the win was nice, but it came at a pretty high cost once again. Raheem Mostert and Ben Garland look to land on the IR for their high ankle sprain, and calf strain respectively. Trent Williams has an ankle sprain as well, and Jaquiski Tartt has a groin strain.

Tartt was limited in practice today, and Williams was absent, but the good news for Trent is at least the MRI showed no break or high ankle sprain. He likely won’t practice all week, and be a game-time decision. Kwon Alexander is also not practicing due to his own ankle injury. Dee Ford and Richard Sherman both look to be on the shelf till after the bye week, meaning week 12.

Just got to keep plugging these holes till people start coming back. Who even knows when Richburg comes back? The team just disclosed he went through shoulder surgery to go along with his patella tear, so he’s not likely to see the field this season. Our guy now is Hroniss Grasu. Yes THAT Hroniss Grasu.

Needless to say, as the trade deadline looms the thought of trades for CB and linebacker help now has the center position to throw into the mix. And, seeing how we dumped a lot of draft picks a couple years ago to acquire all this injured talent, I’m pretty sure the team does not want to go that route again.

So who do we trade? Big Dick Nick’s value shriveled up pretty dramatically after his Eagles debacle. The Beater? He may be at least a little valuable as our 2nd string guy now. This may be their only route to get something for relative nothing. I don’t want to trade away any of our WRs, though maybe we could deal an RBly. But Coleman is down, McKinnon is an injury time bomb, Mostert is hurt again, so we are down to Wilson and Hasty.

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19 Responses to One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Actually, the team reports that Richburg may be ready before Garland. The same week 12 though.

    By then we will definitely know where the team is headed.

  2. Grumpy Guy says:

    Shit. Is anyone actually healthy on this team?

  3. Grumpy Guy says:

    What a shit year.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yup. We seem to be fine after the losses, but get killed during the wins.

  5. Winder says:

    As long as our players just don’t lay down we should be ok. I doubt we are going anywhere this year. Like everyone’s been saying this has been one terrible year.

  6. Rudy Jerkliani says:

    God DAMN it, I had my hand deep down my pants, rubbing out a BIG ONE, until the thought of NoFear plugging holes crossed my mind and then my ROD shrank to a teeny toadstool. Thanks a lot.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    You really need to find a better hobby, skipwad.

  8. Irish Kevin says:

    Mullens is back to being #2 reported by Maico, no way to evaluate this team, too many injuries. The only area that can be evaluated is the O line. The pass blocking has been horrible.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    As far as the game goes, NE isn’t scaring anybody anymore. Certainly not their defense.

    But we need to stop their #2 running game. Cam Newton is of course their leading rusher, and based on his numbers (2 TDs, 4 picks, 9 sacks) he’s better off running. The Rams ran at a healthy 6 yards per carry, and we give up tons of yards to QBs, so we may be in trouble there. Our only saving grace last game was keeping the Rams out of the end zone. We gave up a lot of yards to the Rams but didn’t let them score.

    And we traded for DE Jordan (no I’m not Patrick) Willis of the Jets for a 2022 6th round pick. Hopefully he can give us a little spark. The pass rush is little to nothing these days.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Irish, we attacked the Rams weak-ass linebackers and got away with those short passes. I’m sure we’ll stay with the quick passing game if we can, but at some point Jimmy G has to go downfield. Even if just a little bit. He’s still not right based on the 12 miles of tape they put on his ankles last weekend.

  11. Grumpy Guy says:

    You know Belichek spent looking at five minutes of film and already knew he was going to take away the short routes this week and force Jimmy to hold the ball and throw deep.

    Unless Garoppolo is a lot healthier we’ll struggle to win this one.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    I don’t know how this game goes. The Broncos are a real bad team and they beat the Pats. We are a mess. The Pats are all over the place as well.

    If our offense can click I think we can outscore the Pats.

  13. Winder says:

    Shanny is gonna have to adjust his game plan and add more trick plays. Just hoping that Hasty is the real deal because we gotta control the clock on this one.

  14. Irish Kevin says:

    CBS Sports, some players the Niners should look at? Ryan Kerrigan DE/ Washington, Carl Lawson DE/Bengals, Alex Mack C/Falcons, Justin Layne CB/Pittsburgh, and Darqueze Dennard CB/Falcons. Any worth looking into. I would look at the 2 DE.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Mack is coming off his deal this year. We would have to give up too much for something that would likely end up as a 10 game rental. We have no cap space and don’t want to toss draft picks away.

  16. Winder says:

    Here we go. Both Tartt and Ward are out. With Kwon out we are probably gonna have to take it up the shorts this week. It just keeps getting stranger and stranger.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Ward? WTF happened to him?

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Ward pulled a quad in practice yesterday. Moore and Harris? There’s gonna be a lot of flags on Sunday.

    Christ. Still and all we need to score a ton of points.

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