Play the Corner Kids

Hmmmmm. The baseball team here was all about “let the old guys play”. For the 49ers secondary, that has proven to be a debacle. Dre Kirkpatrick and Josh Norman have been bad to awful. We’ve all seen the PI calls, missed tackles, bad angles, and multiple burns, so now that these guys are hobbled, the rookies Deommodore Lenoir and Thomas Ambry finally get their shot.

Barring utter failure, they can’t be worse than Shitty and Shittier. Can they? I guess we will find out. The Niners with Shanny are 5-3 against the Rams and McVay, including winning the last 4 games. That of course comes with the caveat of Jared Goff being the Rams QB. He of the 0-8 record with the Deetroit Kittens.

What does it mean? I don’t know. But this game will tell a lot about the heart of this team. It is imperative that this team plays well and does not get blown out on the Monday night. A demoralizing loss on the national stage would likely be the death knell for this coaching staff. A hard-fought loss would at least show the team has some guts. A win would fuel the thought that Shanny has Sean’s number. Not really feeling that, but last week’s plethora of upsets showed anything is possible. Jax beat Buffalo. Giants beat the Raiders. Falcons beat the Saints.

Up to and including Miami’s upset over the Ravens. What I loved about Miami is they dared the Ravens to run by putting 7 to 9 guys in the box. Every play. The Ravens couldn’t run or pass against that defense. It took away the short passes, QB runs, and any other runs. Granted, this demands decent CB play, but Miami was getting pressure every pass play, so they never got burned too badly.

Our defense is just to vanilla as to be terrible as we get no pressure from anyone but Bosa. And he’s routinely double-teamed. Ryans has to come up with something other than the base 4-3 and no blitzing. Miami;s 30th ranked defense handled the best rushing team in the league by being ballsy. This defense needs to grow a pair.

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8 Responses to Play the Corner Kids

  1. NJ49ER says:

    It’s a glaring weakness and, a constant emphasis of mine, the need for a dominant Fat Man in the middle.
    Very possible that Warner is now unprotected and, unable to produce as expected, because he’s getting blasted in the grill due to that missing ingredient.
    Kinlaw handled things when he showed up to play.
    It’s a sad reminder of what they lost by dealing DeBuck.

    Either way, it’s about who’s playing to win and who’s playing for a paycheck.
    See if new blood at RT makes Aaron Donald disappear from the conversation.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    We don’t run a 3-4. Like I said, this game will determine the coaching staff. If they lay a steaming turd in front of a national audience, heads will roll. We are past the point of giving these guys rope. They will be lame ducks if this game goes sideways.

    • NJ49ER says:

      No we don’t but, we need a presence inside to occupy a double team and, collapse the pocket.
      No one is stacking the interior and keeping the LBs clean.
      This wide-9 stuff exposes our lack of pluggers.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Carolina making AZ look like a team playing a backup QB as they lead 23-0 at the half.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    And Seattle loses. FWIW, we can make up ground by not tripping over our dicks.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Teams are staggering around all over the league. If these clowns can just get their shit together they can at least make a push. Getting Greenlaw, Willis, and Omenihu (we’re the Hekawi?) should help. Can we play full game?

    • Winder says:

      Not gonna hold my breath but you are right about the league. I am glad i didn’t put any money on anything because I was wrong as many times as I was right. I think the damage has been done and it’s just grasping at straws now. Maybe if the young DB’s have a good showing things might turn around some but our defense as a whole sucks wind.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I’m blown away the point spread is 3.5 and not 7.5. At least.

    The early money should be flying to the Rams by the truckload. But these last 2 weeks have proven to be the ultimate answer to the credo that any team on any given Sunday can win.

Playoffs? Playoffs?!? PLAYOFFS???

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