I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees . . .
Here we are, week 4, and it already feels like the season is at the crossroads. Of course this isn’t really true this early in the season, but what should have been a transcendent season of looking to the future and watching our young exciting quarterback develop into a star has instead been seemingly sabotaged by the guy who directed the signing in the first place.
Kyle’s bright idea was to develop Lance’s passing game by running him repeatedly into the line and work the passing in at some later date. Well, that is now next season. Curious as this strategy has killed our last 4 leading rushers under Kyle the Merciless. Why he thought his costly quarterback would fare better is baffling as fuck, but here we are. Back to square one. Back to Jimmy. Mr. Fragile. Mr. costly fumble/game-killing interception. You know, the 9 year vet who is so rusty he forgot how big the end zone is.
But I digress. Tonight we get to find out if Kyle’s mastery over Sean McVay will continue, or if McVay found the key to beating us is to oversell against the run and force the game into Jimmy butterfingers hands. Thing is, but for the Tartt fail, the Niners could have won that NFCCG game WITH Jimmy. But that is a bridge long passed. Shanahan shit the bed in that fateful 4th quarter. And so did Jimmy and the rest of the team.
Now, the 49ers come into this game beat up. And it’s week 4. Mitchell is gone, Lance is gone, Williams is gone for a month, Kinlaw is (shock) hurting, AA is hurting. Brunskill is cleared to play, so the hope is the line does OK. They did well enough last week, but it didn’t seem to help Mr. ‘it’s like riding a bike’ as he fell off the bike and smashed his face into the pavement.
The Rams? After their humiliating loss vs the Bills to open the season, they rebounded with a win against the Falcons, and followed that up with a win over AZ. Nothing spectacular, but they finished their games. We didn’t. This was supposed to be the easy part of our schedule, but we’ve blown two 4th quarter leads in three games, and tonight a loss would mean last place and 2 games behind the Rams. Another blazing start here in year 5 of the Shanahavenoplan. I mean, shit, he’s the offensive guru who has two explosive 10 point games under his belt.
We got healthy vs the Rams last year after the worst loss I have even seen against Colt McCoy and the Cards, so the hope is we do the same this year and get better. Cuz last week’s game was just as pathetic.
He should’ve checked his drink after banging the bar owner’s girl. Of course, if that story is actually true.
Early early Neil care of Winder . . .
gonna be interesting to see how this plays out. Having no T-Willy gonna be a problem with the line already sucking to begin with. I want to see Kyle put Deebo in the backfield and NOT give him the ball. let’s see if he can do it
Something I was screaming for before the season started (and I actually saw it once last week) was to send Deebo on passing routes out of the backfield. It forced Denver to put a linebacker on Deebo, but Jimmy missed the pass anyway.
Neil Young and Rick James . . .
The only way we even have a prayer to come out on top is our defense. Every time I think we will shine we get our asses handed to us. So, I am going into this game knowing we gonna get our asses handed to us.
Oh yeah, it’s also fucking prime time so you just know we are gonna do some stupid stuff.
Typical Shanahan move.RB Tevin “Washed up”Coleman is activated from practice squad since he’s a a trusted player back in the days at Atlanta .
Mason younger faster tons more explosiveness will continue not getting a crack for now..
The guy who is replacing Williams is good at run blocking, but the last time he replaced Williams he gave up a sack a caused two hurries on passes. Typical Niner offensive lineman
I think the D will keep them in the game for 2 1/2 quarters and then who knows
If the D can’t stop them, we are in for a long night
Not a bad start. I’d like to see the up-tempo more than that one drive.
Kyles thinking will be…got the lead let’s run the ball
Whoa, Bosa is one fast dude
How about keep passing on 1st down? I’m afraid we go prevent offense right about now.
Stop with the Deebo runs. EVERYONE keys on him in the backfield.
Or how about an outside run?
2 Jimmy misses.
Jimmy having 1 good series and then back to the old Jimmy missing wide open players
I came in at the right time.
Damn! Deebo’s so much better not dodging linemen and taking on safeties and corners. Jimmy needs to settle his shit down. Di is once again giving the team enough opportunities.
Back to back sacks.
Fuck. Why didn’t Kyle take the timeout after the 1st play? He wasted 12 seconds to do nothing and Jimmy nearly threw a pick. Look at the 4th down play!!!! Guy was wide open!!! Jimmy throws it away!!!
The 2nd half is where we usually fall apart. I sure hope we don’t I would love to stick it the the stinkin Rams.
Don;t go utter winpy here. Which is what we do on 1st sdown.
Jimmy check-down misses Juice down the middle for the TD.
Catch the fucking ball!!!!!!!
Oh fuck me sideways.
Hey, there you go. Juice!!
Let’s not go run happy
Well, this drive will seal the game if we can score that elusive 2nd half TD.
3rd string olineman so run only
Screens aren’t going to cut it
If the Rams tie this game up, I am going to be pissed
Niners needed that
If the pick didn’t happen, Kyle would not have known how to put the game away
Hey now! Fucking incredible game by the defense.
Shanny once again is leaving the other team in the game by going soft. He should have gone for the TD.
DeMeco Ryans is becoming a great coach before our eyes. He stopped dropping the LBs deep on these 2nd half plays, the aggressive D has come through in spades.
This is where Bill Walsh would try new plays game is over but he would call new plays. Some worked and if they scored that would be a new play that he would have
And McVay still has not figured out the Niners
Wow. What a game for the D.
Yes!! The D shall rule the night. Jimmy didn’t throw a pick. So there’s that.
Well the guy on NFL network point out that one long run was on a screen and Deebos TD was a 5 yard pass. YAC was off the charts
Everybody now at 2-2 in the Division but the 49ers are 2-0 with the hammer winning both matchups against Seattle&Rams..
They will be in 1st place after next week after trouncing a pathetic Panthers team on the road, while the Rams get beat by the Cowboys in Dallas Seattle loses to the Saints in New Orleans, And Arizona gets their asses handed to them by the Eagles in Arizona..calling it now
The stat I saw was 193 of 236 passing yards were after the catch.
Sounds good, AK!
I just hope this offense improves. It turtles in the 2nd half every game.
Too funny. Shades of Mike Curtis!
That is exactly how this team should look week in and week out. It was nice to see passes on first down throughout the game and a heavier favor of pass over run. I’m really happy they didn’t feed Deebo the ball out the backfield every other play, because that man showed why he needs to line up outside and catch the ball. Jimmy about got him killed with that high pass and the man tucked it and made arguably the best play of the season (offensively) for this team. Good win. Just please build on it and don’t lay an egg next week…
Intentional or not, that pass was in the right place. Jimmy didn’t make any stupid errors or fumble the ball. We go as far as his eptitude or ineptitude takes us.
New thread is up.