Can You See the Real Me?

Can you? Can you? It’s a pretty depressing thought when you think about how this season has unfolded. Fucking Matt Eberflus of the Bears out-coached Shanny in his FIRST NFL GAME as head coach. Then Shanahan proceeds to get his future quarterback killed running him on draw plays the next week. It is beyond baffling to me how this team full of talented stars is mired in quicksand. Everyone said at the time that the team was better off with Jimmy at the helm. Really? I didn’t buy it at the time, and I sure don’t buy it now. I certainly don’t think Lance would fumble this much or take near as many sacks. Would that tip the scales? Hard to say, but we had leads in all these games that were pissed away by mistakes.

Would Lance throw more picks? Possibly, but 4 in 5.5 games is nothing to write home about. So I get that 50% of the problems with this team stem from Jimmy Garoppolo and his inability to learn from his mistakes. But that 50% that Shanahan is responsible for is also holding this team back. Shanahan has NO IDEA how to change on the fly. The Atlanta game was a perfect example of that. With 10 minutes remaining, down two TDs and on the 12 yards line (penalty of course), Shanahan goes on a methodical slow drive and eat 8 minutes of clock, and then faces the dreaded 3rd and 1.

You know the rest. Where’s the no-huddle? I sit there and scream at the TV “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?!?”

Still and all has there ever been a pair of guys who routinely fuck up and face no consequences? I really wish the media would call out Shanahan harder on why the team, 5 years into his tenure, is still making basic errors like false starts, illegal formations, and offsides. I wish the media would ask Jimmy “why do you constantly throw into triple coverage when the prudent move would be to throw the ball away?” If Lance was making these mistakes, the outcry would be deafening.

It already happened. Lance was labelled a bust after playing a shakey game in week one in a hurricane in Chicago. Jimmy plays an equally shitty game in Denver the next week, and the excuse machine went from 0 to surely you can’t be serious in 10 seconds.

The inconsistency is absolutely insane. Shanahan does his goddamn pressers after the game mumbling about the execution and gee we got to clean up those pesky penalties. Gee, Kyle, I think the league has caught on to the fact you run on 3rd and 1 about 99% of the time. Or how you abjectly refuse to use plays that work. Kylke put the Jet Sweep on the map, and ever since the 1st half of the (FUUUUUUCK!!) Super Bowl has simply refused to run that play. Deebo up the middle? Sure. Fuck me sideways.

Now we have the Rams. We look to be in the same spot we were last season. 3-5 and searching for answers. I don’t know, man. It seriously bums me out that the team is cratering before our eyes here and the media and fans are simply accepting it. The team is leaderless and rudderless.

Can they turn it around like last year? No clue. Even at this rate we still may crawl into the playoffs. The league is full of .500 teams so there’s that. I just see this team continuing the same pattern of hihghs and lows and ultimate failure.

Where’s Bluto when you need him?

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25 Responses to Can You See the Real Me?

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Call me crazy, but the bass in this version sounds different than the original album version. Eiter higher in the mix or different entirely.

    Weird. Maybe the movie version is different. Ahhhh. The end is completely different. Losing the echoes and the intro to Quadrophenia. Still one of my favorite Who tunes. Shit. All these years and I didn’t know the movie version of the album is different.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    OK, I’m just humoring myself here, but here’s what Wikipedia says:

    The album contains ten of the seventeen tracks from the original rock opera Quadrophenia. These are different mixes than those that appear on the 1973 album as they were remixed in 1979 by John Entwistle. The most notable difference is the track “The Real Me” (used for the title sequence of the film) which features a different bass track, more prominent vocals and a more definite ending, which was part of the original recording but faded out on the previous mix.

    Wow. I need to listen to the soundtrack version.

  3. Winder says:

    I never had a stereo that would do the Quadrophenia album justice when it came out. I wasn’t a real big Who fan but they did do some amazing stuff.

  4. Winder says:

    The 49ers are their own worse enemy. I don’t see us ever making big adjustments. KC knew exactly how to get to us by using our defense to work against us. We played right into their hands. And kept doing it.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yep. We bit on every screen and overplayed shit when they wanted us to overplay. This was of course a 2nd half adjustment. Early on we did a decent job of keeping the game close. Even though we should have had a ton more points.

    9 points on 4 trips to the red zone is no way to beat KC.

    Shanny is a first half marvel.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    And I will say, losing Greenlaw was huge. He’s the fastest guy out there and he covers the field better than anyone else on the team. Up to and including Fred Warner.

  7. Winder says:

    These guys are fucking great

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Can’t say I’ve heard of these guys. They pre-date the Mo0nkees too. Twitchy bastards, aren’t they?

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Not sure if that is even the same band.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    This is wild. When they all start plucking the guitar on the ground, it’s like Van Halen on mescalin.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, they were definitely ahead of their time. You could this a punk rock band before they. They have a little Zappa to em also. I can see why the kids liked em.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the Kinks were close to this. Garage band/punk/grunge way before the fact.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Juat listened to the whole album. Great stuff. Same with the Los Gusanos. That’s CJ Ramone singing.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Brady looks like dog meat.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Nrew therea is up.

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