Jet City Jamming

Man, I really wanted to face Detroit. Someone different. Green Bay? Meh. Seattle? Wellll, on one hand, Geno Smith is no Aaron Rodgers, but playing Seattle three times has me a little bit nervous. The 49ers seemed to exorcize their demons this season with two wins over the Seahawks, who snuck in under the gagging Packers. But how good can Seattle be if they can barely take the Rams?

Yeah, the playoffs are a different animal, and Seattle has something that gives the Niners fits. And that is a deep passing game. Both Metcalf and Lockett have over 1,000 yards catching the ball, and 15 TDs between ’em. Geno has put up some gaudy numbers in 4200 yards passing, 30 TDs on 11 picks, but that is because they usually play from behind. Still, Kenneth Walker has over 1,000 yards rushing with a 4.6 average.

So, the defense really needs to get after Geno early and often. Pete the Cheat has a way of figuring out how to get favorable matchups. At least on offense. Seattle’s defense is more of the Swiss cheese variety. The legion of Boom is now the legion of Booo as they are 26th in yards given up and 25th in points allowed. And most importantly, 30th in rushing yards given up. Their big saving grace is their +2 in turnover +/-.

The Purdy Boys of course have their full complement of weapons as Deebo and Mitchell came off the injury list and everyone got into the act last week. Yeah, this is Purdy’s first playoff foray, but as we’ve seen so far, not much fazes this kid, and he has led a 10 point 2nd half comeback, gotten past early struggles, and has generally not been rattled despite some inconsistent pass blocking.

And, very good news, Dre Greenlaw should be ready to go. He alone is our best defender on screens and TE drag routes that seem to kill us. This looks to be an early battle but one we should win going away. Got to guard against the early big play that seems to dog us lately.


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27 Responses to Jet City Jamming

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Seattle pre-grunge fun

  2. unca_chuck says:

    And for you baseball fans:

    Shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins are finalizing a six-year, $200 million contract, sources tell Jeff Passan. Yes, that Jeff Passan who reported that Aaron Judge was coming to the Giants.

    The deal has a vesting option that can max out at $270 million.

    It is pending a physical. (AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!)

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Budgie is an old fave. Great stuff.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, so glad that Correa deal wasn’t signed. As stupidly as the Giants handled it, they dodged a bullet.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Speaking of Chick Correa…

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Saw this right about this time.

    • Winder says:

      Interesting, my brain is having a hard time keeping up. Zappa and Santana must have been influences.

    • willedav says:

      Ah, nice. Loved Al D, Land of the midnight Sun was good LP I still have somewhere. Chick Corea could play with anyone. One of the best CDs I ever bought from CTI era was Outback, with Joe Farrell Chick Buster williams and Elvin jones, with 4 superb tracks.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Romantic Warrior was the one everyone had back in the day.

        He was crazy fast and pretty melodic at the same time. Not huge into jazz, but Staley Clark and Al D are too good to pass up.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Coming soon . . .

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah. Saw that. man that sucks. Saw him a few times. Once with Jan Hammer, his Guitar Shop tour, and the ARMS show he did for Ronnie Lane when he was battling MS.

  9. PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

    Listened to a lot of Beck in early to mid ’70s. Saw Beck Bogert Appice at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ as a junior in HS. Raunchy place and raunchy crowd that night but man, what a guitarist.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Saw one of the Jan Hammer tours and the ARMS show for Ronnie Lane with Clapton, Beck, Page, Bill Wyman and a bunch of other guys. Crazy great show.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Had a bunch of pics of that show I need to find.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Too cool. Young Billy Preston on the keys . . .

  13. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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