Dia Del Juego!! – Oncé Semana – A La Mierda Los Cardenales

Here we go! This is the beginning of the rest of the season. Are we contenders? Are we pretenders? Can we break the streak of the Cards and Colt Fucking McCoy? AZ seems to me to be playing better with McCoy rather than Murray, but I guess we will see for sure tonight. The team is getting healthy and the table is set for the Niners to make a serious run at the NFC West crown. Something that would make the playoff run a bit easier. Win this game and we are one up on Seattle with our previous win over them.

We came out of the Sandy Eggo game fairly unscathed, so there’s that. And we should have Greenlaw the whole game unless he gets another bullshit ejection. I don’t think we get carved up like we did last year against these guys as we were hurting, and we didn’t have Greenlaw or Al-Shaair back then.

I see that game last year a lot like the KC game this year. Without our two fastest linebackers in Greenlaw and Al-Shaair, we got cooked on screens, WR screens, and simple dump-offs that our edge guys just let happen by playing into the penetration they got. Our LBs got washed out and every screen pass was a 15 yard gain stopped by the secondary.

The Rams were doing this to us in our last game with them with Kupp (with Greenlaw and Al-Shaair), but the Niners countered by bringing them in closer to stop that shit. Something I think we will do again. One thing I would like to see is Ryans to ratchet up the pressure early. Forget looking to see if the base defense can handle what is going on. In the Charger game we gave up that first TD way to easily by playing base and not dialing up any pressure. Sure there was a couple busted coverages on the big plays, but they did hit a lot of medium to deep passes early with no pressure on Herbert.

We survived the high-flying Chargers by getting a lot of pressure on Herbert, and stifling their run game. Much the same is in order. Sure wish we had AA back, but he’s got a couple more weeks it looks like. If we can stop the run and force them to pass, we should be able to wreak havoc.

The game, as all others this season will go the way that the offense goes. AZ isn’t super explosive, but they have put up some big numbers this season. Shanahan REALLY needs to come up with some different red zone plays rather than simply running up the middle on 1st and 2nd down. The pass that Aiyuk dropped in the end zone was unfortunate, but that should have been the 1ST DOWN play.

Yeah, we have CMC and Mitchell, but we also have Kittle, Deebo, Aiyuk, and CMC as a pass catcher out of the backfield. We HAVE to get on these guys early and keep them down. I think we finally put together a solid offensive game. 31-17 Niners.

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57 Responses to Dia Del Juego!! – Oncé Semana – A La Mierda Los Cardenales

  1. Flavor says:

    Contenders. Let’s roll!

  2. Flavor says:

    Altitude is such a pain the ass there. Could be a lot of hammy injuries tonight.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Good news is that is a grass field. The Niners practiced all last week at 6,700 feet. AZ is doing the show-up-late-and-not-get-acclimated style. Hopefully they run out of gas.

  4. Winder says:

    Yeah, your right about this one being important. Hopefully we are done shooting ourselves for the rest of the year but then again that might be to much to ask for. I hope we stomp the shit out of em just for general principal.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    We got to kill someone one of these days. All these weapons and stil the red zone problems.

    Thing about last week is we had a long of long plays stopped close to the goal line. 3 broken tackles and we have 12 more points.

  6. Irish Kevin says:

    Kyle says he feels no pressure to use all his weapons. This is coming from an offensive wizard? So I am going to predict a loss. Only 22 points per game on average. Stupid

  7. unca_chuck says:

    We NEED to play up close to the line. They are gonna go quick passes all night unless we stop it early.

  8. Irish Kevin says:

    You misunderstood me Chuck, my son is down there with one of his friends

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Ahhhhh. Well, if you can get his pics that would still be coool.

  10. Irish Kevin says:

    Sent you pics in FB Messenger

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Nothing on offense so far. Where’s Mitchell?

  12. Lurker John says:

    I’ll be goddamned, a TD in the red zone. Nice play by JG!

  13. Lurker John says:

    They can’t stop fucking McCoy.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Haven’t heard a peep about Mitchell. Nice pick!!!!!

    Pound these guys.

  15. Lurker John says:

    Yes! Another nice play!

  16. Winder says:

    Looking better now.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    One dumb broken play. But we get the ball to start the 3rd.

  18. Lurker John says:


  19. unca_chuck says:

    There you go! Nice. Misdirection at the right time.

  20. Irish Kevin says:

    Doesn’t feel pressure to use all his weapons, sure looks like he is using all of them to me

  21. unca_chuck says:

    We need to get in the backfield faster.

  22. Lurker John says:

    The pass rush has been mediocre overall.

  23. unca_chuck says:

    We haven’t blitzed at all. We did last week. But this is all quick shit. Herbert was going downfield more.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    No more penalties. Put this game away.

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Unabated to the QB! Nice on Givens.

  26. Lurker John says:

    Mitchell is a natural running back. If he can stay healthy, and with McCaffrey as well, they’re going to be tough.

  27. Lurker John says:


  28. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, baby! Weapons!!!!!!!

  29. unca_chuck says:

    I guess their strategy was to keep Mitchell rested till the 2nd half.

    So far it’s a pretty good plan.

  30. Lurker John says:

    Jimmy is killing it tonight.

  31. unca_chuck says:

    They ain’t asking him to do too much, but all these quick passes are very good to see.

    It’s something that Kyle isn’t super big on, but even the longer passes, they have given Jimmy outlets wwith CMC and Kittle.

    A 4 yard gain is much better than a 6 yard loss.

    Shanny is either getting his shit together or Jimmy is seeing the field better.

  32. Winder says:

    This is where our D needs to punish em

  33. unca_chuck says:

    The D as usual has come to play.

  34. unca_chuck says:

    Sweeeeeeeeet. Fuck these guys up!!!!!

  35. Lurker John says:

    He’s still killing it. I’m not going to criticize a guy with 4 TD passes and who’s put almost every pass right on guys. He’s killing it.

  36. Irish Kevin says:

    This is what I thought they would be at the beginning of the season

  37. Lurker John says:

    Wow, easily their best game this year. We’ve all been waiting for this one. This puts them ahead of the Seasquawks and sets up a huge meeting here in mid December. Fuck Seattle.

  38. Lurker John says:

    What a run by Kittle. Nice to see him have a big game.

  39. Lurker John says:

    Get the damn starters out of there Shanahan. Greenlaw is having a huge year, they need him in there.

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Yep. They did. Thank God.

  41. unca_chuck says:

    Don’t think Greenlaw is too bad.

  42. unca_chuck says:

    By far our best game of the season. Just wore them down. Maybe all these weapons CAN get us some points.


  43. Lurker John says:

    Hope not. He’s been a beast.

  44. Lurker John says:

    Pass rush really stepped it up in the second half.

  45. Lurker John says:

    And AA is set to return. Should be even better.

  46. Irish Kevin says:

    The Defense is quite possibly the best in the league, 3rd straight game no points allowed in the second half. Every offensive coordinator must be shitting themselves.

  47. Winder says:

    This was a breath of fresh air for me. The whole team showed up and Jimmy was amazing.

  48. Berger says:

    I think our training in 6700 feet this week showed in the 2nd half. The Cardinals looked gassed in the 2nd half. On some plays it looked like they didn’t even want to tackle.

  49. Winder says:

    Shanny finally opened it up and it was a thing of beauty. I hope he was paying attention.

  50. Winder says:

    Even with all the offensive fireworks it was out knockout D in the 2nd half that buried them. I just loved seeing that.

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