Trent Williams didn’t practice today but he says he’ll do what he can to get in there. Deebo was a full participant, Ambry Thomas was limited but WAS practicing. Elijah Mitchell didn’t practice but he’s just resting up. Jimmy’s shoulder is off the injury report. So, hopefully we get the 2nd-half-vs-the-Rams-1st-half-against-Dallas Jimmy, not the throw-it-sideways-and-pray in Green Bay Jimmy.
Lots of people seem to be finding their way to the Rams bandwagon because they spent so much draft capital and capital capital on Stafford, Ramsey, Miller, ODB, and all that.
Well, fuck ’em. Flash don’t beat physical. Yes, I’m still waiting for this team to put a complete game together. I’m thinking this is the one. I’ve been busting Shanny’s balls a lot this year, but he has surprised me with his adjustments on both offense and defense.
They HAVE improved dramatically as the season has progressed. Deebo Samuel has asserted himself as a major offensive force in the NFL. He won’t get MVP, but to me he is the heart and soul of this offense. Elijah Mitchell is also a orce. He’s seemingly a respected vet after his spectacular season setting the 49er rookie rushing record.
Defensively, the biggest change is the fact that our defensive backfield finally got healthy. We were able to bench Josh (PI) Norman and the atrocious Dre Kirkpatrick. Dontae Johnson as well. Moseley and K’Waun Williams were desperately missed as the team held, grabbed, and PI’ed their way into the record books.
Special teams? Well, they earned their redemption for a season of crappiness with the Green Bay victory.
One thing that also has to be said is the team didn’t give up on itself. Through the shitty start, the injuries and the bad losses, Shanny kept the team focussed and on the same page. I really though his job was on the line as they staggered their way through the first half of the season, but here we are, on the doorstep of the Super Bowl.
You know. The original expectation. What a long strange trip it’s been. NO FAKE PUNTS!
Niners 30 – LA 20. Book it.