Doctor Jimmy and Mr. G.

When I’m pilled you don’t notice him . . .
He only comes out when I drink my gin.

Stop me if you’ve heard this. Jimmy G looks to regain his form after coming off an injury. Mr. Inconsistent has another chance to ignore Brandon Aiyuk, but can’t try to kill George Kittle as he’s out yet again, no thanks to some ill-advised passes from said Dr. Jimmy. I really hope this 2 week break has given our ‘genius’ offensive mind time to figure out how to get players open and not get his quarterbacks killed. Granted, the pass protection leaves a lot to be desired, so this means quick passes and draws.

Unfortunately, everyone knows this bit of strategy and these plays haven’t been working. Reminiscent of our last 5 coaching staffs and their reluctance to throw deep given the pass pro problems. You’d think that at some point, they’d either figure out how to fix the line problems, but it is still a work in progress. McGlinchey and Brunskill both struggled mightily vs JJ Watt and the Cards last game, and who’s to say we have answers now?

These types of plays of course are predicated on our run game. Which has vanished in a cloud of injuries. Wilson didn’t make it out of the locker room. Mostert had 1 carry, Sermon was nearly killed on his first carry, and Mitchell has been battling shoulder injuries of his own since his first game. Hard to build a consistent run game when you are signing practice squad guys from other teams just to fill out your roster for game day. So, with no run game to speak of, the short passing game doesn’t work as defenses play us up close and personal.

Which is why this team needs to run 4-5 WR sets and spread the field ALL THE TIME. This at least gets SOME guys out of the box. It MAY open a lane or 2 in the run game and it MAY open up some quick passes. That is if Jimmy can find them. They also need to throw the ball downfield. Just to show it, more than anything. Put Aiyuk on the edge and throw it to him deep. It doesn’t even have to be real deep. Just enough to show teams that we know how do it. Seattle makes a living getting PI calls on plays like that. Us? Never. Come on Kyle. Come up with something new and different to get your playmakers the ball.

Say what you will about the sub-par performance of the team, at least to the outside world, there doesn’t appear to be dissention in the ranks. Jimmy G seems to be well-liked despite his mediocre results and frequent injuries. Lance had his one shot and was done in by his head coach who seemed hell-bent on killing him his first game. Starting your first game is hard enough in the NFL without your head coach saying ‘yeah, you carry the rock 16 times. You carry the team. We’ll rest our weary RBs while you take all the punishment.’

So, here we are in Week 7. We have a couple winnable games in Indy and Chicago. Games the defense should be able to dominate. Wentz is Wentz and is good for a pick or 2 with any kind of pressure. Chicago? Who knows? They are in a similar spot as we are, but they went ahead and made the switch to the rook Justin Fields. We’ll worry about Indy first. If Jimmy can’t win this game, then his tenure should be done as well

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15 Responses to Doctor Jimmy and Mr. G.

  1. Winder says:

    I am not holding my breath. Change might be hard for geniuses.

  2. NJ49ER says:

    OLine whoas persist Chuck.
    Can’t say it enough, protect the QB and sack the QB.
    We need a dominant Center for the future.
    Perhaps they have that guy in waiting now and haven’t revealed it yet?
    Be nice if they do.
    Certainly crossing my fingers for improvement on the right side too, anything. Please.

    • NJ49ER says:

      I liked McKivitz a lot at WVU.
      He played both OT sides and showed some nasty.
      He’s a head-scratcher to me as a 9er so far.
      Thought for sure he was headed to OG when Drafted.
      Now, with the price paid for Banks, I’m curious if he has any potential to be a fit at Center?

      • NJ49ER says:

        Really pissed that we didn’t grab Landon Dickerson from ‘Bama.
        Philly has him now.
        See what happens.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    We go 3-1 in the next 4, and I’ll have a little hope that we can crawl to the last WC spot. Every team not leading a division is 3-3 or worse. Except for the Rams.

    The hope is the team, namely Shanahan, figures out how to run a successful offense.

    If not, there will be another regime change. At least at the coaching level. If not the GM.

  4. Irish Kevin says:

    Kyle has to figure it out right now!! Otherwise he won’t be here next year. I don’t think Lynch will lose his job. He helped build the team that Kyle can’t seem to figure out.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, but the draft record is pretty spotty to say the least. But that is mainly on the offensive side.

    Kyle’s purview.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    This should warm Irish’s heart. The 49ers according to Shanahan need to get back to the run game to be successful.

    Thing is, he is right. Our offensive success depends on being successful at running. Once we establish the run, we can throw our short little passes and the occasional 12 yarder.

    Anything longer is forbidden.

    The good news is Mitchell, Serman, and Hasty are all healthy so there’s a chance the run game might be OK. But we are going against DeFo. Who might have something to say about that.
    I don;t know. If we can’t beat Wentz and the Colts, at home we are fucked anyway.

  7. alleykat69 says:

    I have Mitchell in my Fantasy LU against the Colts
    I’m praying Shanahan uses him over Sermon he’s definitely a cowbell that needs to be fed the ball!
    Yeah we all know that Buckner is going to be fired up and wants this to be a revenge game for sure. Still pissed they traded him,big mistake, Kinlaw is no Buckner and injury prone,Colts fleeced the 49ers and came out on top in this one..

    • NJ49ER says:

      All about the money AK.
      9ers couldn’t keep him at the price DeBuck was asking, much like Jimmeh in NE.
      When you’re dealing with money, or the lack of it, you’re on the wrong side of the negotiating table.

  8. alleykat69 says:

    Awesome Song,Doctor Jimmy is a classic along with 5:15 the whole Quadropheina album is great!
    Along with Who’s Next( tough choice being #1 are 2) And Tommy which I would rank 3rd!

    Think I’ve might of mentioned the time I saw them play at the Cow Palace when Drummer Keith Moon fell over his drums passing out on Elephant Tranquilizer and after getting Keith off stage Daltrey yells out to the audience does anyone play drums?
    Of course they found a dude to fill in and played Won’t get fooled again, he did a great job!
    One of the best concerts I’ve been to and it still gets recognized today .The Who was brilliant on stage..Townsend jumping around on guitar,Daltrey always animated swing his mic 🎤 around the ever quiet but smooth Enswitle (so) on bass, and the incredible Keith Moon on drums and drugs but still one of the best drummers ever of so many..

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yeah, that story will forever live in rock and roll history!!

      I’ve seen the Who 3 times. The Who / Dead day on the Green was phenomenal. The only one I saw with Keith still alive. Saw them with the Clash as well. Fucking awesome show all around. Saw them as well when Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot opened for them. Another great great show.

      They were always killer live. Unlike the Stones and Aerosmith back then. They were a crapshoot to say the least.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Don’t know if you’ve seen this but it’s pretty cool. The Hendrix/Stones stuff is from Madison Square Garden I think. Film is obviously reversed. The stuff on pier 22 (i think) is the stones and the dead on the pier waiting to be flown to Altamont.. There’s another video that is much longer out there somewhere.

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