Jesus. Sure, the defense was terrible. Losing Dre Greenlaw was the death knell for the defense in the 2nd half, but Jesus fucking Christ, Shanahan comes up with the most garbage plays in the red zone. On the pick, which was absolutely God-awful, the 49ers had 3 WRs grouped together on the goal line. It happened later in the game and nearly resulted in another pick.
And, beyond that, on the motherfucking 3rd down pick, CMC was on the sideline.
Such brilliant coaching. Once again, stupid fucking penalties ruled the day. False starts, offsides, illegal formations. These pre-snap penalties are ALL on the coaching staff not getting the players prepared. 10 fucking penalties, and they all seemed to be killers.
People will point to the defense sucking, but losing Greenlaw was the reason so many screens and sweeps worked. And Reid of course adjusted the offense after their relative struggles in the 1st half.
Jimmy and Kyle both comported themselves badly in this game. Jennings had 2 huge stupid penalties, the special teams failed spectacularly on the KO return. The defense gave up a 3rd and 20, 3rd and 11, 3rd and 6, and plenty of other big plays. No pass rush. Not sure why we didn’t scheme up any way to get pressure on Mahomes. He didn’t have to run at all. Just pitch and catch all over the field.
Reid schooled Shanahan big time. Shanahan is absolutely clueless in the red zone. Outcoached and outplayed. Their offense crushed out defense.
Is this a wake-up call? Jimmy had decent numbers, but fucked this game up. The line was OK till it wasn’t. McGlinchey is a glaring piece of shit in pass coverage at RT. The safety? Please. Williams whiffed on his block, and Jimmy just doesn’t know how to throw a ball away. He took 3 needless sacks and fumbled because he’s fucking clueless on how to just get rid of the ball when the pocket is collapsing.
This may be a 6-11 team at this rate. Good teams are killing us. Bad teams are beating us. I have absolutely no confidence in Shanahan or Garoppolo at this point.