Onward and . . .

. . . where? Upward? I hope so. But here we are again, coming off a hard-fought victory and running straight into into our nemesis, Kilff Klavin, uh, Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals. It isn’t as bad as I thought as Kingsbury is 3-3 against the Niners, but he’s riding a 3 game winning streak, including the brutal beating last year at the hands of Colt Fucking McCoy. A game I saw and declared the worst game I have ever seen live. And I’ve seen some SHITTY teams. Joe Reed? The singing quarterback? Steve Fucking Spurrier? Anyhow . . .

As luck would have it, Kyler Murray is injured again, and Colt is coming off an impressive victory over the LA Rams. 26-37 for 238 and a TD. Of course the Rams were using their backup as well, John (who?) Wolford. Connor, the guy who REALLY killed the 49ers last year, got 69 yards rushing and 2 scores. DeAndre Hopkins continues to wreak havoc now that he’s back, getting 10 catches for 98 yards.

Not sure what the deal is with AZ. They have a ton of talent, they have an explosive offense, a hard-hitting defense, and playmakers all over the place. Kyler Murray, Budda Baker, JJ Watt, Zach Ertz, shit they have our old punter Andy Lee for fuck’s sake! He was on our team 9 seasons ago! yet they continue to never get to where they should be going. Injuries, weird coaching decisions, internal strife, all kinds of weird shit. But they sure seem to get healthy against us.

And yeah, we are coming off a tough victory against another team that can’t seem to get out of its own way in the Chargers. But once again, it was our own ineptitude that kept that game close. 5 trips into the rez zone netted 2 TDs, a dropped TD, a missed XP, 17 runs up the middle inside the 5, and 3 FGs.

22 points is still not the offensive explosion all these wonderful weapons are supposed to provide. Deebo has been disappearing lately as Brandon Aiyuk is getting a lot of action, and granted, he fumbled and dropped a TD, at least he’s getting open. Samuel got open on one play that Jimmy missed, but otherwise had a quiet 2 catches for 24 yards. Kittle? 1 catch for 22 yards. Jennings is getting more action that those guys.

I get that Kittle has to block as Mike McGlinchey is a shitty pass protector, but man, we have to get him involved in the passing game. Elijah Mitchell had a very strong game running, CMC had a fairly quiet game but caught everything thrown his way and had some nice runs.

The problem? Give ya ONE guess. Our scaredy-coach Kyle Shanahan. I don’t get the absolute refusal to do ANYTHING other than run up the middle inside the 5. Most of the plays that got us there were inches away from being TDs. And the ONE TIME Kyle passed, BA dropped it. Thing is, that should have been the FIRST DOWN play. Not the 3rd down play. Throwing on 1st down at least puts it in the defense’s head that hey, they might not run up the middle EVERY FUCKING TIME.

Sorry, but it drives me nutty to see the offense do the same thing over and over and over and the results are the same. Run, run, sack FG. Run, run, scramble, pick. Run run run, FG. We don’t even do any misdirection anymore. Fuck it. Just do QB sneaks when you get close.


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30 Responses to Onward and . . .

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Shit,throw a uni on this guy and he looks like he could still give us 10 catches, 130 yards, and a couple TDs.


  2. Winder says:

    It’s nice to see some of the older guys hanging around and I bet todays Niners love seeing players like Rice. Maybe Montana can get close to Lance and give him some pointers.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, don’t think Joe does this kind of stuff anymore. Saw a few announcer guys on the sidelines, but no other ex-players.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Well, the good news is after this trip to Mejico, the Niners have 5 home games, and our road trips are to Seattle and Vegas.

    Pull this win off, and we look to win the West.

    I just have a bad feeling about AZ. They ALWAYS play us tough.Then again, we beat Pete the cheat already, so maybe we can keep on breaking bad habits.

    Jimmy had a fairly clutch 2nd half, completing those long 3rd downs, so maybe we can roll these guys.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, I won’t be comfortable with a win until the final whistle blows. They just know how to play us. And if we come out playing like we did against SD we have a good chance of losing.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    As if Jimmy doesn’t get enough love . . .

  6. Winder says:

    Some real blues by one of my favorites

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Got a friend near Puerto Vallarta who’s telling me that the 49ers are huge in Mexico City so the crowd should be very pro-Niners. Which I guess is cool.

    I’m just we aren’t the ones losing a home game.

    • Winder says:

      I got a friend in Puerto Vallarta too. I read that one reason we have fans there is because we have a Mexican player from the international league. An OL Gutierrez. I think the Niners name is also well spoken of because of the SB wins in the 80’s.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Yeah, I remember him playing in the preseason.

        My buddy Dave is in Lo De Marcos. About 1/2 an hour north. THere’s a little bar there and the owner is a Niner fan.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Read something the other day about slit film turf as opposed to other turfs. Fuck it. Put in grass.


  9. unca_chuck says:

    And Azteca Stadium is grass.

  10. alleykat69 says:

    Fan base in Mexico shows 82% Niners fans.
    They have always had a huge following in Mexico 🇲🇽. Cardinals are banged up, Murray hammy, McCoy knee, even Hopkins nursing a hammy,49ers are much healthier, I see a 49er blowout in this one even if Shanahan tries his best to keep them in it for awhile..And can we get Kittle involved more along with Deebo?

    • Winder says:

      kat- I still love the optimism but these guys always give us trouble. Last year they beat us with fucking McCoy as qb. I expect a true dogfight and a close game.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, They could be down to their 3rd string QB and I’d still have reservations.

    But hey, we won a tough battle vs a beat-up Chargers team. baby steps, baby.

    Maybe we CAN blow someone out.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Never heard this. Sounds Trower-ish. Saw him a couple times. My wife just saw him in Nashville with Adrian Belew doing their Bowie tribute. Said it was spectacular.

  12. Irish Kevin says:

    My son and a friend went down there and will be at the game

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Yer in Mexico City??? Wow. That’s awesome.

    Went there in like 1974. Crazy. Thought we were gonna die about 40 times driving around in taxis. But the Anthropological Museum is incredible. And the pyramids nearby.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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