Sleepless in Sea . . . Denver?

Except for the obvious (did you enjoy the play, Mrs. Lincoln?) the 49ers came out of their home opener with a fairly solid win. Yeah, it’s Jimmy time again. Yeah, we won pretty handily. Yeah, it should have been much more gleeful as it was Seattle, our nemesis for oh, the entire Pete Carroll/Russell Wilson tenure.

But (there’s always a big but) scheduling vagaries being what they are, we get to face RW in Denver on Sunday Night Football. Interesting only in that fact. Denver looks for all intents and purposes to be the doormat of the AFC West. They BARELY squeezed out a turd of a victory against the hapless Russ’s old team when Seattle fumbled TWICE inside the 3, and gagged up another opportunity with false starts and other dumb mistakes to take the lead, but never did.

Frankly I was a little more worried than I am now. Wilson isn’t nearly the force he was. He isn’t hitting the long passes like he was, and he’s struggling over the middle, and isn’t very consistent. New team/new system I suppose, but this is another game that we should be able to win. Wilson did hit a lot of passes, but missed a lot as well. 14/31 for 201 with a pick and a TD. And 150 on the ground. But, Houston.

The 49ers? Well, we al know the bad news. The good news is the 49ers committed ONE penalty (a 26 yard PI) after the fuck-a-row shit-show 10 penalty effort in Chicago. The O line played well, we only gave up 1 sack, and we ran for 186 yards and threw for 184. Solid across the board.

Defensively, Tualoa Hufanga is playing off the charts spectacular. He should have gotten the game ball vs Chicago had we not gagged that one up. Bosa is getting held with regularity and is still getting pressure. The interior line is a bit weaker without DJ Jones in there, and Kinlaw is fairly inconsistent.

But RW isn’t the RW of old, so we just have to contain him in the pocket. Von Miller is von Miller, but amazingly, he didn’t record a tackle in the Houston game. They did get 3 sacks and only gave up 234 yards. But, again. Houston. Davis Mills is OK, but if we can’t outplay him we are bad.

Then agains, there’s the Shanahan factor of never wanting to get too big a lead. He never met a lead he couldn’t squander.

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43 Responses to Sleepless in Sea . . . Denver?

  1. unca_chuck says:

    FRom Winder last thread.

  2. alleykat69 says:

    Hackett just can’t Hackit! He’s a terrible coach the fans already want his head on a spit as they’re booing him constantly.Even Hackett said :I would boo me as well!!He’s confused getting calls in, they had to blow 2 timeouts (1) they couldn’t get a FG attempt off cause they took a delay of game penalty then punted! (2) they burned another run cause they didn’t have a punt returner on the field and were playing with 10 guys lol 😂. Hackett blames himself like he should, the Dude is on meth /speed/ way to hyper in postgames! Wilson the pro that he is saying the right things, but deep down he’s probably thinking what did I get myself into with this guy?? 49ers are going to blow them up as Broncos will continue to look: Cue up Led Zeppelin…Dazed and Confused!!

  3. Lurker John says:

    Von Miller didn’t record a sack for Denver because he plays for the Buffalo Bills.

  4. Lurker John says:

    Wilson may be struggling, but I fully expect him to step it up big time now that the Niners are coming to town.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    A band I keep forgetting about and re-remembering . . . Saw ’em once at the Keystone. Steve Morse is nuts.

    • Berger says:

      I saw this band at the Roxy in Hollywood. Sat about 20 feet from the band. I play this CD about 10 times a year. Listen to Ice Cakes.

    • Lurker John says:

      That’s a great tune. Morse is really good with the current iteration of Deep Purple as well. Great guitarist, accomplished in many styles.

  6. Berger says:

    I watched Kinlaw for only 3 plays this last week. I wasn’t looking for him, but these three plays stood out. On one play he plugged the hole and somebody else got the TFL as the RB was changing directions. On the other play I couldn’t believe what I saw. He pushed a triple team backwards as we got another TFL. It is rare to see any player get a triple team. Obviously, Seattle has a lot more respect for him than you do. I also remember him hitting the QB once. I did not see any negative plays from him. Seattle ran for only 36 yards as a team. I think you just hate this guy.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    i wore out their first 4 albums back in the day.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    With the incomparable Aynsley Dunbar on drums. I wore out THEIR first 3 albums.

  9. Winder says:

    This is all good stuff. Never heard of Dixie Dregs before at least I don’t remember em.

  10. Lurker John says:

    Dunbar was bad ass with Journey and their early stuff was really good. Each one of them was a terrific musician, like session player good. Still listen to that music on a regular basis.

  11. Lurker John says:

    Kinlaw is a monster, a physical specimen. I fully expect him to get nothing but better and better with reps, IF he can stay on the field. Sometimes it takes D-linemen a while to get up to speed in the NFL. The offensive linemen at that level are really good and crafty as hell. Once Kinlaw gets the hang of things, I think he’ll be a pro bowl guy.

  12. Lurker John says:

    This is a really cool version of this great song with Geddy Lee on bass:

    Yes is absolutely ageless and sound as good now as ever. I’m as enamored with then these days as I was in high school.

    RIP to the great Chris Squire. Geddy is one of the few bassists out there who could do his playing justice.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, forgot about Yes for a while, but man, they were SO on point all the time. What’s crazy about this album, is this isn’t Jon Anderson. Sounds just like him but it is Trevor Horn. Weird album as they try to go harder. Chris Squire rips this up.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Still and all, this is one of my faves . . .

  15. unca_chuck says:

    I remember BTO’s response to this album was ‘Not Fragile’. The band that gave Canada some hard rock cred. The Guess Who didn’t quite cut it!

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Man, listening to this whole album. Flashback city. Saw this tour in 1975. 2nd concert.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    This is awesome. “I’ve known you for 2 months. This has been my team for 22 years!”

  18. joshuastnvk says:

    Here we go again. Just can’t shake Jimmy! Can’t say I’m excited to watch him leading us, but at least the expectation is still that he can lead us to a Super Bowl. Anything less and Shanny has to be gone. Guy for Sports Nation was saying Shanny sticks around and his seat doesn’t get hot until next season’s failure. Ugh. Gonna be a rough couple years. Unless we sign Lamar next season? Hmmmm

    The play calling and offense looks like garbage. Plain and simple. I don’t know how you as a coach can watch game film of our offense and feel good.

    • Lurker John says:

      I don’t think Shanahan will be gone if they don’t win the SB, but the seat will be getting warmer. Losing Lance sucks, but this team is still really good and Jimmy might just surprise all of us. He’s healthier now than he’s been in quite some time and I think the team will rally around him. This week’s game should give us a good sense of where they’re at. I expect them to play well and get a win.

      Kittle’s coming back, which will be a huge upgrade, Jimmie Ward is coming back before too much longer. Paired with Hufanga, we should have a real dynamic pair of safeties. And Mitchell will be coming back in the second half of the season. A lot to look forward to. I’m not bagging this season yet. I’d like to see Mason get some carries on Sunday.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Tell me about it. My reaction during the Seattle game was any decent offense would be taking advantage of our 2nd half ineptitude. Like the Rams and KC did. Shanahan is still trying to compensate for the Atlanta collapse.

    Even the GD Bears. One broken play and Shanny got scared, cautious, and lost.

  20. Berger says:

    This was always my favorite Yes song. This version is from Yessongs.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Is that different from The Yes Album one? Derp. Nvrmnd. Forgot that was their live album.

    I tripped down in Carmel once, and we walked around Spyglass Hill golf course at night, and the world looked like the Tales from Topographical oceans album.

    Totally incredible night.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Since we are going hard prog, i’ll leave you with this . . . Fricking Greg Lake is bone chilling on this. (mjust love how the rock and roll hall of fame dismisses this whole subset of music. Almost as stupid as Jethro Tull beating Mettalica for best metal album of whatever year that was. Crest of Knave? Decent enough but yeeesh.

  23. Lurker John says:

    Yessongs is one Yes album I don’t have. I’m going to Amazon right now to rectify that situation. And BTW, Berger, Going For the One is up there with my favorites of theirs. Really good record.

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