Saturday, October 29, 2005

49ers in for a Rough One

Well, looks like at the end of Sunday the 49ers will have lost their 6th straight game, with no end in sight. Looking down their schedule it’s impossible to tell when and where their next win could come from. There are definitely winnable games on the 49ers’ schedule, but it seems that the team is having a hard enough time convincing themselves that they belong on the same field as their opponent. One thing is for certain, after this season heads are going to roll.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Playing For the Future

With the trade of quarterback Tim Rattay to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 49ers are left with the youngest and most inexperience quarterbacks in the NFL. Now the starting quarterback is rookie Alex Smith, who has only started 1 game, the backup will be ken Dorsey, with only 7 starts, and third string will be Cody Pickett, that hasn’t started a game in the NFL. When asked about how green his new quarterbacks are 49ers coach Mike Nolan said, “That's the way it is. It's where we're at and what we're working with.” Well I don’t mind this move so much, it’s always disconcerting when a team gives up on the season after 5 games, but you need to get your quarterback of the future some snaps and let him take his knocks and let him feel out the league for himself.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

A Long Stretch For the Niners

This has been a very disappointing start for the season for the 49ers. In their first 4 games they have allowed an average of 33 points per game while only scoring 19 points per game. Last Sunday was a chance for them to get back on track before they ran into the Indianapolis Colts, but they lost big time to the Arizona Cardinals, 31-14. The 49ers are in for a world of hurt with their next 4 games coming up against that have at least a .500 record, two of them, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Redskins, are still undefeated. The defense needs to step first and foremost, allowing over 450 total yards per game, following by the running game, only gaining a little over 60 yards a game. It will be interesting to see how this stretch pans out.