40?!?! WTF!!

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a QB booed on the first play of the game. And the second. That’s some serious and immediate eff you feedback. The third play was a 22 yard completion to Vernon Davis and that was the end of the boos for the rest of the game. At least in San Francisco. Folks in Seattle may have spent most of the game in this mood.

It was a pretty comical beginning to what quickly became a comical game. They say turnovers come in bunches, and the 49ers had not had much, or any, bunch this year, so it was a very nice time for these bunches to make an appearance. Here’s hoping they stay around for the next two games, at least.

Alex Smith stepped up nicely against the Seattle Seahawks with a career best performance after those boo opening moments. But not many people think he’ll keep playing this way Thursday in San Diego or more critically two weeks from now in St. Louis. And a sizable segment of Niner fans are actually cringing at the thought of him playing well through season’s end, getting the team into the playoffs, and (gulp) probably saving Mike Singletary’s job, as well as his own.

It’s a weird fan base right now. A good portion of it would rather have seen Troy Smith continue to start and lose all of our remaining games, guaranteeing Singletary’s firing and Alex’s exit, rather than see either of these two stick around for next year by pulling the season out of the toilet at the last moment.

There is no doubt the offense yesterday looked the best it has all season. The best in many seasons, actually. It was hard to believe that 40 sitting there on the scoreboard next to the SF initials. Right up there on the ESPN website scoreboard banner along with other teams that can score 40 points. Like NE, IND, SD, NO, and PHI. In fact, gadzooks, the San Francisco 49ers outscored every team in the league Sunday! Well, except for the one team that got to play the Broncos.

The team hadn’t hit that mark for the past seven years. Of course, the QB who put up that mark seven years ago was Tim Rattay, so we know how significant ultimately this achievement is. In fairness, Rattay was playing on the last offensive powerhouse the Niners had before the roof fell in. No one would mistake this current team for an offensive powerhouse, so maybe it is more significant after all. It’ll be a moot point if this is just a one game mirage. Let’s face it, Trent Dilfer had ONE good game, against Arizona, in his ill-fated 2007 fill-in performance.

It was very enjoyable kicking Pete Carroll’s butt yesterday. Something to savor in what could be a bleak off season. You don’t want to see this guy thinking he has the Niner’s number. Plus he’s a jerk. Sorry.

The next two games are on the road, so boos will not be a factor. Should the team get eliminated in St. Louis, though, the final game at home against the Cardinals could be the longest, loudest boo down in NFL history. We could stomp the Cardinals again and it wouldn’t dilute the boos. The Niner fan base is pretty fed up. Nothing will appease them except a playoff game or a massive pink slip ceremony.

To the team’s credit, they are still playing hard and hanging in there. An 0-5 start would just about kill most teams, but this team has never given up. Unfortunately, in the NFL, character points don’t count much. Especially not when you have underachieved and stunk it up for eight long years. In the words already etched on Al Davis’ soon to be occupied tombstone, Just Win Baby.

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21 comments on “40?!?! WTF!!
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The star of the game for me was Mike Johnson. Maybe it should be Singletary for allowing Johnson to run the spread as base. Johnsone did a great job calling plays. We actually had receivers running open in space.
    The prosoprography of this team was radically different Sunday and it was for the better. I’ve been saying this is the offense we should be running for over a year now and we all saw the result on Sunday. Do I believe Sing will allow this to happen on Thursday, no.
    I would actually stop calling for Sing’s head if he would install this offense as our base offense. What are the chances of that happening? I would need to it for three straight games, so for now, let the fat lady Sing.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Today’s WOTD is way too long.

  3. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    I was at the game with three friends (2 Seahawk rooters and a Niners fan.) Since I only make it to one game every couple of years, it was great fun to be at one that counted!

    The “We Want Troy” chants at the start of the game were almost funny. The Seahawks fans were laughing. Laughs died soon after, though.

    The change in offensive philosophy was immediately apparent. I kept waiting for the SCO to make an appearance, and it stayed hidden. Even with Norris was on the field, he seldom was used to lead block. At least once, he split out wide right. It was nice to see some real changes. Hope they last until Thursday.

    One bit of weirdness – in the fourth quarter, all three Seahawks QBs had their helmets on, as if their coaching staff was trying to decide who to send in next. Kind of strange.

  4. RufusNo Gravatar says:

    It was a very enjoyable game. I was impressed with Morgan’s yardage gained after the catch. Where did that come from?

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This week we play San Diego. They have proven to be one of the best teams in defending the Spread. I am hoping we run the Spread this week, it would be a great barometer of how our Spread works against a team that knows how to defense it. I sure don’t believe Sing will attack, I’m expecting to be back to the SCO.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus- Morgan had an epiphany at some point in the last 2 weeks. He caught one pass two weeks ago with his hands instead of in his body. This week he caught all of his passes with his hands. It allows him to stay in stride while making the catch which leads to more YAC. It was so nice to see that I am off the “angry at Morgan” bandwagon.

  7. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone notice the pattern here with Alex, and the secret to his success of chucking 3+ TDs – have him come off the bench! Our #1 overall pick thinks he’s the Pistons’ Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson. First it was the Texans game replacing the Fisherman, now this game. 


    I’m going to be at that San Diego game, and I’ll be ticked if Sing doesn’t start Troy for one quarter, then put in the other Smith to win the game.  


    We’re on to something here gentlemen. 


  8. robNo Gravatar says:

    we scored more points in one day than we did all year put together just by opening up the offense !

    i hope alex keeps playing with the same attitude he showed this week !

    bryant westbrook was a good pickup you guys !

    i hope sing has learned his lesson about opening things up !

  9. robNo Gravatar says:

    here’s a bit of good news … who is jeff reed ???!!!

    3/3 on field goals !

    not bad news … laboy , willis and justin smith all have 5 sacks each ! not too shabby ! now if they can get on a hot streak we might have ourselves a ten(+) sack performer or two

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Since SD has the #1 rated pass defense what better week to see what we have? Most expect us to lose. Why not attack. If we are going to go down let’s go down fighting. You never know, I do think we do have a fighting chance.

  11. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    A fine game by Alex.
    I heard on KNBR recently that Morgan has been playing with a nagging injury – thus his lack of production. Where, what, I don’t know, and I don’t care enough to find out.
    As PO’ed as Reno is about the SCO, I am about Westbrook. Sing has to go, period. What is it that these guys don’t know or see in practice?
    I tried to say the WOTD but my tongue exploded.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    SD has lost six, so they are hardly unbeatable. They have underachieved almost as much as we have. Coming off crushing KC, but the week before did a pratfall to the Raiders. Very inconsistent.

    So why do I expect Sing to get and sit on a 3-0 first quarter lead? Them giving us five turnovers again is unlikely. The 49ers are likely to slip back into their 2010 pattern of losing the game to better coaching in the 2nd and 3rd quarters.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Grump, SD had a TON if injuries to their defense. It is geting markedly better.
    But yes, I’d really like to see 2 weeks in a row of the Niners staying agressive with the offense. A good game like yesterday’s usually is followed by a smelly turd of a run-up-the-middle game.

    Go Mike! Please!

  14. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Shhh. Bee berry berry quiet. I’m hunting OC’s who aren’t afraid to tackle WRs in the secondary. For the love of Christ, hit somebody!

  15. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    troy should have been yanked for the green bay game,water under the bridge, but its time for the team to step up.
    despite sings coaching foibles they get a win, and give themselves a chance, its only a chance, but as a fan I will take it.
    alex does OK and doesn’t screw it up I like it, looking composed in the pocket is something troy does not have in his bag of tricks,alex had composure and he is going to need it on thurs.
    his team stepped up after the week 1 embarrassment its time for a roll and to stick it to norv for bailing out on the niners for his plumb HC job in san diego,help kill there playoff hopes and boost ours.
    I would like to see this transpire,and the better alex plays the more the blogosphere melts down

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, where are my Fotos and Skeebs blog? You guys are being mighty brazen to keep me hanging like this!

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, Berg. Double screwed morning here. I’m sick as hell and barely able to get on here and apologize for no post today, let alone think one up. Our internet connection went down last night and just now got restored, so even this apology is late. Hopefully, I’ll be back on the job tomorrow.

  18. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    I still stand by my coaching decision on Thursday night – start the Heisman, yank him in 1st quarter, then put in that other Smith to win the game.

  19. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- Get some rest. We’ll see you when you feel better.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear is too busy posting as Ura_chick . . .

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    On the Insider, that is.

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