Seven players, four 49ers, and three Packers, tested positive, or were in close contact with a positive player, for tonight’s game. Yipeee! Fuck this season and the horse it rode in on. Every time I think this season can’t get any worse, it does. So we are down THREE starting wide receivers, one quarterback, two tight ends, three O linemen, three running backs, two defensive ends, a cornerback, a safety, and a partridge in a pear tree.
The NFL, in their consummate disregard for player safety and health, says there’s a 0.0% chance that the game will be postponed, barring an earthquake swallowing up Levi’s stadium, or yet another COVID outbreak among the officiating crew, groundskeepers, or cheerleaders.
The game? Who the fuck knows? I don’t think the Packers are for real, but we have depleted the cupboard down to nothing. You look at the current roster depth, and we have one healthy WR. Trent Taylor. Kevin White is gonna to be elevated from the practice squad, and a couple guys, River Cracraft and Chris Finke, who will get the thrill of playing in front of a prime time audience. Let’s hope they don’t shit the bed and fumble their shot away. Like Dante Pettis.
Here’s a fun fact. Not one skill position player on the Niners played in the NFC Championship game 10 months (decades?) ago.
Frankly, as much shit as I’ve been giving Kyle Shanahan, he has done a pretty amazing job of scheming games around:
a) all the injuries
b) a sucky injured quarterback
Can Shanny do it again? Like the Ram game? I won’t hold my breath, but I think Jordan Reed has been cleared to play, and Ross Dwelley has played pretty well in his chances as a starting TE. They both loook to get a lot of looks. Run game? Hasty should get some chances, and he has to avoid fumbles, but GB does not defend the run well. Mullens gets a shot at redemption for his disastrous Iggles game, and GBs defense is middle of the pack and 20th in points allowed. We need to play fairly perfectly to with this one.