Ahhhhh fuck. Getting harder to find the will to even try and figure out the latest clusterfuck the 49ers find themselves in. The sweet transition to the heir apparent, Trey Lance, has fallen into a sinkhole the size of New Jersey as the once and future Super Bowl contenders find themselves mired in mediocrity as the offense has no flow and the defense just shit the bed in the worst way possible.
Our latest flock of draft picks are either hurt or not good enough to get on the field, the usual cast of injured draft picks and signings are hurt, our happy-go-lucky band of fun-loving players is now dodging bullets from the front office and coaching staff as they go through the motions and trip over their collective dicks over and over as they discover new and interesting ways to lose games, and this coaching staff has yet to figure out how to close out games.
The Rams? They seemed to have righted their ship pretty quickly after trading the moon for Jared Goff and getting mediocre results from him. The Rams fleeced the perpetually Ford-fucked Lions by prying Matthew Staf-Ford away from that sad-sack organization in exchange for the rusty Buick that is Goff. The Rams tossed away picks for Stafford with little concern as they traded for Von Miller and signed ODB. Both of whom will play tonight.
The 49ers? Well, a win by the Rams puts them in a tie with AZ at the top of the West and tied with GB, AZ, and Tenn for the best record in the NFL, and would put us in the West cellar. A place that seems to be a pretty cozy spot for this team during the Shanahan/Lynch regime. 32-40 is not good. Sure, the team was an absolute mess when these guys got here in 2017, and they got good quickly, but game-management issues and the blowing of a big lead in the Super Bowl seems to have ended the run. 5 years into this system, and we are suddenly nowhere NEAR competitive and we are going backward. A loss tonight would pretty much guarantee that the coaching staff will be jettisoned by year’s end. Huzzah.
The 49ers DID make a move, trading for pass rushing DE Charles Omenihu, who of course didn’t play last week. And that is an overarching issue with this team. They trade up for guys that don’t play. They make moves and sit on their thumbs. They act like they are a great team but put in minimal effort. They seem to think the game is played on a spreadsheet, not on the field. They are 1-11 in their last 12 home games. The defense is bland and terrible under DeMeco Ryans. If this game is a blowout, the call for change will be deafening.
Which is why I am completely baffled by the 3.5 point spread. Vegas is usually pretty bang-on when it comes to spreads, but this seems more like the Alabama/New Mexico State game and its 52 point spread. That the Crimson Tide covered!
I will say this, if the Niners can come out and at least play a competitive game, it will give me a little hope that this coaching staff is not as awful as they appear. The word from the locker room as of now is one of solidarity and hope. They aren’t turning on each other or the coaches. Yet. After the latest smack-talk by Lynch toward the players, the wonder is if the players will turn on the management. Maybe it serves as a wake-up call to play much harder than their last pathetic effort.
Since Jimmie Ward is questionable (who isn’t?) the 49ers recalled safety Tony Jefferson II off the taxi squad. Because we all remember how good Tony Jefferson I was.
I listen to a pod cast and they think Kyle likes to coach old school and does not know how to handle the young players of today(see Aiuk). There is zero reason not to play the draft picks and the dude you mentioned Chuck
If Kyle thinks he is going to use up the clock by running… he better get a clue
That’s playing with fire 🔥 pound the rock and open up the passing! Real nice drive hitting the TD pass to Kittle!
Well, we’ve started a bunch of games like this, but hey, Beckham is paying off for us already.
fun start eh? The G 5-5 38 and TD plus the running game.
Are you kidding me?
Wow, the D is playing like they want to win this one
Now hopefully Kyle doesn’t go all run to try and use up the clock, we saw this in the KC SB, all it took was for Mahomes to get in rhythm and the Niners lost. The Rams aren’t 7-2 because they don’t play well. Kyle needs to score and score and score
Pass rush is non-existent. Where the fuck is the guy we got from the Texans? Key ain’t doing shit.
The Niners need to score, TD of. FG. They can’t let the Rams catch them
The D needs to make stops, not just turnovers
If they can run, keep doing it. Shanny has a bad habit of stopping what is working.
3rd and two, you don’t have to run the ball here
There you go. This offense is working. Aiyuk with a hell of a block. 8 minute drive.. Can the D make a stand? We need to ffucking blitz.
Absolutely no pressure. Ryans is stupid for running this base defense
What’s with pussy Gould? can’t kickoff now with his groin? Wishousky short kickoff led to that Rams TD..
They started on the 32. The defense didn’t stop them.
Hey, I’ll take the FG. Waaaa!! I’ll take that even more!!!!! D J with the stuff!!!
WTF was this team last week? Great start
And that is the Niners problem, once it is third and long the O line just isn’t good enough
Jimmy missed Jennings on the out route on 3rd down. LA Added a D lineman to stop the run, we should have adjusted to pass on 2nd down,
A stand. If the Rams have the extra D liname in, they need to take a shot downfield
I don’t think Kyle is good at changing on the fly
Nice play by the rookie Huns getting his inner Ronnie Lott passion for a huge hit and timing play ending that drive..
Going right back to the run, not smart play calling, since the rams forced a 3 and out, Kyle should have gone to the pass to open the next position
Deebo’s a fucking animal.
Okay let’s not try that crap
What the fuck, Shanny? Great play design there. Have Jennings run 15 yards behind the line and draw a penalty.
Well, at least we got the FG after all that fuckery.
Guess Gould’s is alright on long FG plenty of leg on that 50 yarder..got something out of a drive going backwards..
Shit’s getting ragged. Jimmy missed that pass to Jennings badly. And he almost threw a pick earlier.
I will ask again, where was this team last week?
They went to sleep when they heard Murray and Hopkins were out.
Lineman was holding Bosa around the neck, how do you miss that
Wow.. The football gods are smiling? That’s 2 drives the Rams completely blew with easy drops.
Have the Ohlone indians extracted enough pain from the fans?
We HAVE to score with this field position.
This is where Shanny needs to dial up a score to put the game away. So far, this has been a pretty solid plan, but Jimmy is looking shitty though.
This is where Kyle gets conservative and just runs the ball
Like the running.Should lead to play action.
Quit running only
Shanahan with some redemption.. Deebo is a stud among mortals..
Kyle just surprised every Niner fan!
Unreal to see the Rams this week look like us last week.
OK to run now, Kev?
Ha ha when there is only 5 mins left and up 3 touch downs, yeah run the ball,
And I thought Shanny could only bitch slap a useless Goff around.He’s proven he can do it against Stafford as well..
Now he just needs to learn to bitch slap the rest of the QBs in the league
Rams came in looking like they thought they could just walk all over us.
Well, even Bay Area sports analyst had the Niners losing, so the Rams believed it,
Now the Niners need to know they need to play like this every game!
40 rushes, I hope Kyle doesn’t think he can do that every game,
This was one of the only times Shanahan didn’t abandon the run too early.
By far the best all around game we’ve played all year. Hope we can carry this one through the rest of the season.
Well, week 10 and they played a full 60 minutes.
I was afraid to chime in since the half because i didn’t want to jinks em.
And I didn’t watch for the same reason Winder.
All this bad juju stuff is wreaking havoc on my fandom 😀
Just realize your actions have no effect on the outcome!
Superstitions are what they are Chuck 🤞
Since I work nights it’s just harder to leave the game before it’s over.
I’m either all in or not at all.
And, I normally can’t get the games live out here so, I use Game Pass for the most part anyway.
Replays allow me to dissect things better too.
Happy to get the W.
Hopefully they’ll wake up now.
We finally saw the team we expected to see back in September.
Still an uphill fight to get into the playoffs.
Jax nexxt week. I guess we will see if this team can overcome the exxpectations thrust upon them after this win.
New thread is up.