Is KC that good, or are we that bad? I think the answer is yes. This season is unfolding (unravelling?) a lot like last year’s season. High expectations smacked down into the dirt as the team flails around stumbling, bumbling, and fumbling victories away like farts in a hurricane. Injuries are a problem yet again, and since we are back under the shakey hand of Jimmy Garoppolo, we are the gang that can’t shoot straight, or play good football for more than a span of, oh, two games?
Funny thing is, the rest of the league appears to be suffering the same malaise. Not that I give a fuck about a lot of other teams, but half the teams in the league are at 4-3 or 3-4. Parity? Mediocrity? I don’t know. Carolina fires its head coach, trades away their 2 best offensive players and then beat the living shit out of the Brady-led Bucs. Green bay gets beat by the Heinekie muffler guy and the Washington Generals. The New York football Fucking Giants are 6-1? The Jets are winning?
What in the wide wide world of sports is going on here? The Niners were riding high 2 weeks ago. 3-2 and in sole possession of 1st place in the division. 2 week later? A disastrous loss to the fucking Falcons, and yesterday’s humbling and we are in last.
I guess the point here, in the immortal words of Matt Groening, “Keep your expectations tiny, you‘ll go through life not so whiney.”
I have considerably lowered any expectations for this team as currently constituted. Mainly because I’ve come to the realization Jimmy Garoppolo is not very smart, and Kyle Shanahan doesn’t know what to do about that fact. Every game follows the same script. Fast starts followed by offensive struggles, a big turnover, and a bunch of penalties. The only game the Niners didn’t have a lead in was the Falcons game.
Yeah, I’ll watch. I may even go to a game. But I’m not expecting anything less than fair to poor football at this point. I mean, they are their own worst enemy. Shanahan is 5 years in, and we still make stupid mistakes over and over. False start to get out of FG range? Yep. Have too many WRs in the same place at the same time? Sure. This team is undisciplined and inconsistent to say the least. As is Jimmy. Crucial drops are a forte.
We are too full of talent to be terrible, but at this point I would be surprised to see us make the playoffs. I think we are a 9 win team. Our schedule isn’t even all that hard. I just don’t have hope this team can play consistently enough to matter. I can’t believe Shanahan still has the team behind him. rThen again, I can’t believe Jimmy G is still looked at as the answer. Lose to the Rams and we might as well hit the Brock Purty era.
But boy, it would really suck to fall to the top of the draft and not have any picks. Thanks, Kyle!!!