All Aboard the Injury Train

Just when the team starts getting its players back, shit goes south. Elijah Mitchell is turning into just about every other running back picked up off the scrapheap by the ShanaLynch express. IOW, hurt. Like Mostert before him, Mitchell can’t stay on the field. He is out 6-8 weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee after missing the first 10 games with a right knee sprain. Our new guy, Christian McCaffrey is also hurting, with what Shanny calls ‘knee irritation.’ Not sure how that is going, but I assume we will hear more tomorrow.

Kinda makes the Jeff Wilson trade look dumb as both these guys appear to be made in the mold of the original, Crystal Todd Shell. That being said, Wilson wanted out, as he wanted to be a starter, so whatevs. We get a 5th round pick. Our wheelhouse for drafting. But both these guys going down isn’t too far a bridge to cross so maybe they were a little hasty in trading Wilson to the Dolphins.

So, we are possibly down to Tyrion Davis-Price, the latest invisible 3rd round running back pick, and the guy who I like, Jason Mason, the undrafted guy that will eventually lead to the jettisoning of Davis-Price. Mason looks like the real deal. He’s got size and power. DP? Who knows? He looks just like Trey Sermon. A nothingburger.

My biggest concern with these guys is, can they block? The line has been playing well (side-eye to McGlinchey) and Spencer Burford’s ankle injury seems to be minor, so I’d imagine Juice may see more time in the backfield providing protection.

I think it’s kinda funny that the team that gave both Mostert and Wilson their shot are sniping about shit the team supposedly did to them. Funnier still, Mostert is (shock!) injured. Wilson missed time as well last game with leg issues.

But in the grand scheme of things, this is not an important game for us. We aren’t gonna be the top seed. All we need to do is take care of the division, Sure, it would be nice to beat these guys, but NFC games, and even more so, NFC West games are the bigger deal.

I mean, we ain’t gonna run the table, so a loss here won’t kill us. But for all the whining, from Mostert especially, fuck ’em. Throw in the fact that Miami is basically the 49ers East Coast version, it’ll be interesting to see how the student (Mike McDaniels) does against his teacher (Kyle). They are the ones flying across the coast, so hopefully we can get on them early and keep them down.

Our defense is playing great, but this is a team a lot like KC in that they have speed at WR, Tua Tagovailoa is killing it, and they are the 3rd best offense in the league. They don’t run a lot, mainly because they don’t have to, but their yards per carry with Wilson and Mostert averages out to about 5 yards a carry.

Miami’s defense? They are middle of the pack or worse in most stats, and they don’t have a particularly strong pass rush, and their pass defense is bottom third, but they did go and get Bradley Chubb from the Broncos. Although his 1.5 sacks in 3 games isn’t quite lighting it up. But we do need to account for him.

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16 Responses to All Aboard the Injury Train

  1. alleykat69 says:

    Injury Train has hit Dolphins as well as both they’re Left Tackle Terron Armstead and Right Tackle Austin Jackson might not play..
    Time to tee off on Tua as the 49ers add additional hot sauce to their pass rush!!
    And both Mostert&Wilson can stick it ( especially Mostert) as the Niners carried those guys thru multiple injuries and now they want to mouth off??
    Shit Wilson even injured himself on his stool in the locker room, and missed significant time,how crazy is that??

  2. Winder says:

    I think there is hope for Tprice still yet, we shall see.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Hope so. Haven’t seen much yet.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    And we signed another 34 year old CB, Janoris Jenkins. Woo hoo.

    Hopefully he won’t see the field.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Flying Burrito Brothers were a high school fave.

  6. Winder says:

    RIP Christine McVie. Now I know I am getting old.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    wow. She was 79???

    Saw them when they played with Aerosmith of all people. Around Tusk.

    Aerosmith sucked. These guys were alright. Dug their earlier stuff much more.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Jimi Hendrix would have been 80 on the 27th.

    Never get tired of watching this.

  9. alleykat69 says:

    Wow I’m just shocked of the passing of Christine McVie this one cuts deep to me. I was fortunate to see Fleetwood Mac several times starting back in 1975 at Winterland SF when Nicks&Buckingham just joined the band.Also atOakland day on the green,SJ shark tank etc.She was such a talented performer on keyboards with a soothing voice that everyone admired.Obviously the band took off when Nick&Buckingham joined, but their early music was just as incredible imo.One of my early song favorites she sung was called “Spare me allittle of your love” RIP Christine a legend in the Rock&Roll world..

  10. alleykat69 says:

    6 time Pro Bowl selection John Hadl has died at 82.. Threw for over 33,000 yards which ranked 3rd at the time.Mostly with the SD Chargers did he do his damage.I always remember the Raiders matchups,Chiefs too..His main target was always Hadl to Lance Alworth a deadly combination.RIP John

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, always dug Hadl’s one-bar face mask. And his funky number (21) for a QB. And yeah, Alworth was a huge fave of mine.

    Screenshot 2022-11-30 at 7.31.37 PM

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Who says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke?

    I’d never heard of this woman before 5 minutes ago.

    Her guitar picking is flat astounding. She wrote this song when she was 13. She quit playing for 25 years and didn’t start playing again. until in her 60s. A chance meeting with Pete Seeger got her gigs.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Got a little acoustic thing going here. This is just such a spare bluesy song for Hank. Love it.


  14. unca_chuck says:

    Man, Gaylord Perry died. An early hero of mine. Saw him pitch in game 1 of the 1971 playoffs. He pitched a complete game victory and I thought we were on our way to the World Series. But it turned out to be the last hurrah of the great Giants teams of Mays, McCovey, Bobby Bonds, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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