Brock Purdy – Brock Star

In a game with huge playoff implications for both teams, clinching the West for us, and kicking Seattle out of the hunt for them, Brock Purdy led the 49ers to their 7th straight win to clinch the West. Playing with a strained oblique (why do baseball players miss 8 weeks with a strained oblique?) and bruised ribs, Purdy calmly led the team to victory in one of the most difficult places for opponents and especially us to play, Seattle.

The 21-13 score ended up being more of a nail-biter than it should have been. The refs did their best to keep Seattle in the game by negating a pick 6 on a hit that was pretty much a textbook hit-the-QB-on-the-chest move, but nowadays you have to somehow alter your trajectory once you have shed a block and leapt toward the QB. And there was a great play where we got called for THREE penalties on a single play. The best part was Nick Bosa was grabbed around the neck and twisted down from behind and while trying to keep his balance knocked the helmet off the lineman holding him. Penalty Bosa.

Robbie Gould even got into the act buy missing a field goal that would made it a 3 score game, but alas, no luck there either.

Still and all, the defense did a great job stifling Seattle’s dink and dunk offense, and Dre Greenlaw had the hit of the night when he blasted Homer all the way home and caused the fumble that Mooney took down to the 5 for a quick score before the half.

Got to say, this game showed a lot from the young Brock. He read through his progressions, esp on the 2nd TD to Kittle when a slant to Aiyuk lined up on the right side was the 1st read, and he looked to the middle for something, then saw Kittle wide open on the left. Yeah, he had the dropped pick, but hey, them’s the breaks. He showed a lot of guts getting through that game hurt, and was 11-11 to start the contest.

Got to think Purdy needs the reps, but I’m of a mid to treat these last 3 games like preseason ones. Give the starters 1.5 quarters and rest them the rest of the way.

NFC West champs. With our 3rd string QB. Feels great, baby!!


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28 Responses to Brock Purdy – Brock Star

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Keef’s ode to Chuck Berry . . . Mick’s ode to groupies.

  2. Berger says:

    Kittle was his 4th read on the play. He took a look at CMC just before the throw. That caused the dbs to run that way leaving kittle wide open. He even sold it with his lower body. His footwork was flawless on that play. He calmly found kittle for the TD.

  3. Berger says:

    I noticed Purdy does have a hitch in his delivery. Most QBs have one. His is very similar to the same hitch that Montana and Young had. You would like it gone but sometimes you just don’t want to mess with an accurate QBs motion. The reason you want it out is that it gives a passing D-lineman something to swat at while they pass from behind. It causes fumbles and injured hands. But then, not everybody can throw like Brady and Rodgers.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    I’d say 80% of the QBs out there have that hitch or something similar.

    Purdy’s footwork though is worlds better than Jimmy G’s or Lance’s. This is what really intrigues me about the guy. He’s also got more awareness in the pocket than Jimmy can dream of.

    My overarching wonder is why can’t we run a bootleg without blocking the edge guy. I’ve seen us run this play about 20 times over the last couple years, and we never block the edge guy.

    • Berger says:

      Because it is usually run when you see the edge guy pinching inside. He takes himself out of the play. You will usually have a short dump if he reads it but what the desired outcome is something mid to deep with an option to run if nothing is there. I think Purdy will run that play much better than Jimmy. It would be a great play call for a QB like Lance.

      Sometimes it gets called just because you want the edge to stop pinching and blowing up your runs in between the tackles.

  5. Lurker John says:


  6. Berger says:

    If the Vikings lose, the 49ers are the 2 seed!

  7. alleykat69 says:

    What a fucking terrible personal foul call benefiting Jefferson! Clearly the DB hit him in the shoulder blade! Now of course thanks to the refs keeping Vikes in the game they score a TD to JJ and all of a sudden it’s 36-21. Hang on Colts and stop being conservative and hit my fantasy WR Pittman more!!!

    • Winder says:

      we need some robo cams to call penalties. Sooner or later that is what’s gonna happen. The refs fuck up so many games that it wrecks the sport.

  8. Berger says:

    There is zero chance that Saturday will get the permanent coaching job. That was worst coaching I have ever seen. I think he went to the Rich Kotite school of coaching and has shown that he can actually be a worse coach.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yeah, he was a feel-good story until he completely blew that game today.

      What a nightmare of stupid plays and dumb coaching. They stopped the clock FOR Minnesota on the last play from scrimmage. Brilliant. They let Jefferson up, there’s no way they kick that FG.

      Very very stupid. And Minnesota got absolutely screwed on TWO defensive TDs. Sullivan had two scoop and score fumbles overruled.

  9. Winder says:

    Sad day just read Kim Simmonds passed away. Loved Savoy Brown. RIP

  10. Berger says:

    Unca- I bought a bottle of Angel Envy and Four Roses at Costco yesterday. I’ll open one of them on Christmas Eve. I’ll report back in a week on that!

  11. Barleyfreak says:

    Was feeling oh so good about being the number two seed. Wow Indy. What an epic choke.. You are now the proud drips of the biggest comeback in NFL history. Pathetic. Oh well. MN still has the potential to lay an egg. They are just not as good as their record. We’ll see how it plays out.

  12. Winder says:

    I had always thought the biggest comeback was 1980’s Niner/Saints game. I had thought it was 35-0 Saints. I guess we must have scored somewhere in there.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    35-7 at the half. I was there. Montana’s coming out party. Prolly 24,000 people there?

  14. unca_chuck says:

    The Buffalo / Tennessee playoff game was something around 32 points i think.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    The fucking Raider game finish was pretty goddamn hysterical.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    The band is o the field!!!

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Mark Lanegan and Tom shoulda done something together.

  18. Berger says:

    Seattle band from the 90s. They were an OK band but this is a really good song with tasty guitar.

  19. willedav says:

    Wondering how much SF needs next one with Wash, who definitely need it after Giants best them last night. Unc has written about this…D should be able to hold down the QB, so how many points/how long does first string QB etc. play?

  20. Winder says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Purdy played the whole game. If Washington can get to him probably not but the kid needs to see action. I just wouldn’t have him do any designed runs. Games are all gonna get tougher if there are playoffs at stake.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Indy did us no favors gagging that game up Saturday. May cost Saturday his job.

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