Russell Wilson is something like 17-4 against us. Will his magic domination, a domination that saw the near-NFC champs still lose twice to him last season, come to pass now that he’s in Denver? A place where dreams go to die? Where ol’ horseface has been searching for a legit QB since the crippled and barely able Peyton (call me Ichabod) Manning won a Super Bowl by merely standing there and handing the ball off?
Things have not gone well so far for the Broncos. They managed to play an opening game worse that ours. They had the ball inside the 3 THREE times and came away with a field goal. Fumbling twice in the process. They had 12 penalties.
Ouch. Their win was over the wet and soggy Houston Teabags. A stellar 16-9 win. The offense 7th in yards, but 24th scoring. Fumbling on the goal line does that. The run game is decent at 10th and the passing is decent at 11th. Their fucking defense is 3rd in yards per game, and tied for 3rd with us for points per game.
So, what the fuck?
We of course are coming off an epic fuckup. But somehow, there are pundits out there are calling this a good thing. As if having Jimmy the Geek running the team is suddenly just what the doctor ordered. Because you know, developing Lance is just too hard for Shanahan. His thought process seemed to be, well, I’ll run the shit out of him now and let him throw later, after he’s been through the tackle box 3-400 times. Ooops. Only 3 times? Well, I got Jimmy!!!
I’m completely at a loss as to what happens tomorrow. The Shanaplan seems to be run the skill players into the line until they break. I thought this was the main issue with Deebo this offseason, and why we drafted TDP. Oh, yeah. Hurt. We even had Jimmy pining for the glory days of 2017 when Jimmy took over the team and flung the ball all over the place. Will his coach let him? Or will we see the return of the Vanilla Mike Nolan/Aluminium Mike Singletary/Snappy Khaki Jim Harbaugh/Jimmy Bagadonuts boring-ass run run offense?
The ONLY offensive coach we ever had was one year wonder Chip Davis, but he was given a team that had lost all their playmakers, and Colin Kaepernick couldn’t score enough to overcome the league’s worst defense.
Oh well, Game on. I’d like to think this one will be another of the easy variety, but as we saw last week, Shanahan has the amazing ability to keep our opponents close when we should be going for the jugular a little bit more.