De Ja Vu All Over Again

Irregardless of the Twitter bombs of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, the 49ers as a team seem very excited to play their ex-teammates now in Miami. This includes Mostert, Wilson, WR Trent Sherfield, and of course their head coach Mike McDaniel. Our ex-OC has Miami at the top of the AFC East, tied with Buffalo but they have a win against them in their pocket.

Beyond that fun, this is a matchup of the #1 defense against the #3 offense. Miami has a big-armed QB in Tua Tagovailoa, super speed at wideout in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, and a solid run game with Mostert, Gaskin, and now Wilson. They don’t run a lot, but their yards per carry between Mostert and Wilson is a solid 4.8 yards per carry.

Miami’s defense on the other hand is solidly in the bottom third of the pack. 19th in points given up, 17th in yards, 22nd in passing yards allowed, and 10th in run yards allowed, 0 in turnover +/- , and 18th in sacks.

What does this mean? Well, this looks like a shootout. If the defense can get sustained pressure on Tua, and we can keep him somewhat contained in the pocket, then it bodes well for the Niners. But this is gonna be a challenging game. But this game, like the KC game earlier, will not be won kicking field goals. The 49ers need to figure out how to score touchdowns in the red zone. Yeah, the Saints have a strong defense, but still and all, like the Charger game, 2 TDs in 5 trips to the red zone isn’t gonna cut it.

All that being said, this game isn’t any kind of must-win type game. The important games on the schedule are the Seattle and AZ games. We aren’t gonna run the table, and Seattle certainly isn’t as well, so if we can take care of our remaining division games and the couple conference games, we should take the West.

We will worry about these guys in the Super Bowl.

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20 Responses to De Ja Vu All Over Again

  1. Winder says:

    If we want to stay on a roll we have to eliminate all those early mistakes. We are at home and it would do the team a world of good to beat these guys. Don’t know the statis of Deebo or CMC but they are healthy and Jimmy is on his game it should be a helofa game.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Deebo is OK. He’s been practicing but limitedly. I’nm sure he will save what he’s got for game day. Omenihu is battling a knee injury. Faroppolo was a full participant in practice after a lot of soreness following the Saints game. One where he got hit a ton. Spencer Burford also missed practice with an ankle injury.

    CMC I don’t know. He didn’t practice yesterday but I don’t know if that is precautionary or what. Given his recent injury history, I’m not that optimistic. Looks like trading Wilson may not have been a great idea.

    Some good news is AA has been practicing since last Friday and may play. As I said, this would be a great victory over one of the better teams in the league, but if we lose it won’t be a huge loss.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    Forecast of Rain which could slow down the passing attack of Tua to Waddle&Hill.
    They won’t be able to run with whatever smack talk Mostert &Wilson want to dish out, which only fuels the 49ers bulletin more.Teams are dumb that try intimidation tactics , games won in the trenches and the 49ers D are number 1 at that..

  4. unca_chuck says:

    I’m more worried about our offense. The red zone struggles this far into the season bugs the shit out of me.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Hmmmm. Christian McCaffrey says he “feels great” and “dodged a bullet” with his knee.

    So he’s in this Sunday. Good news.

  6. Irish Kevin says:

    Yeah Chuck, I was listening to a Niners POD cast and the guy brought up that the Niners are not very good at scoring touchdowns in the red zone. In the middle with other teams or at the bottom. Forgot which.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Now it’s Deebo that might be out. His though bruise isn’t healing up as much as expected.

    I’m sure he’ll get himself right.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Jesus. Not a good week of practice for fuck’s sake.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Well, Williams says he’s “good to go” tomorrow. Deebo is more iffy. I’m sure he’ll rally.

  10. Irish Kevin says:

    So who will be the running backs for the game, how long will CMC last? These are the questions, JG has been good the last few games, but he got banged up pretty good by NO. And let’s face it this will probably be one of the better offensive teams the Niners will play (see KC game for comparison).

  11. Irish Kevin says:

    This is something I don’t like about Shanahan, talking about Jordan Mason, “I’d like to not put that pressure on him, I’d like to keep our vets out there holding on to the ball 🏈 “ if I I was Mason and read that, I would say f you Kyle, if you don’t trust me to hold on to the ball trade me.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, if there’s something in practice we aren’t seeing then maybe it’s valid. But we don’t have any vets at RB. Coleman’s gone, right? We got Mason and TDP.

    Like someone said, the RBs HAVE to know the blocking schemes or we are in a world of hurt. Miami’s pass rush isn’t spectacular but missing a blitzer can be fatal.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    ahhh. Coleman is taxii squad eligible? They must have changed the rules for covid or some shit,

  14. unca_chuck says:

    This is nucking futs.

    Wait till the end. Classic.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

  16. Winder says:

    Should be a fun game and we will need to step up. This game is probably gonna be all about the coaching, I wouldn’t bet on the Niners today.

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