Eric Davis and Matt Maiocco, 49er Insiders deluxe, thought the 49ers would be competitive in Green Bay, maybe even win the game. The Outsider and its citizens predicted the team would get squashed. Who knows football? WE DO!
What were these fellows thinking? Have they nae been gandermongering the team this year? In a word, theysuck. The Packers are pretty good at everything. The 49ers are pretty good at nothing. Wait! Let me correct myself. The 49ers can beat the Cardinals. That’s about it, though.
The Mike Singletary coffin has now been wheeled into the blogomorgue and the lid awaits its final nail. Will the Seahawks do the honors next Sunday? Or will we have to wait for the Rams to hammer it in three weeks from now? I’m skipping over the Chargers, who will beat us worse than the Packers just did.
Whichever team wields the hammer, it will be providing some former 49ers with their first taste of the playoffs. Jeff Ulbrich, Michael Robinson, and Kentwan Balmer will have a good laugh if Seattle makes it in. Michael Lewis and Billy Bajema will have that smirk if it’s the Rams.
It won’t be the 49ers, though. The team is so dysfunctional now that it is difficult to tell whether it has any real talent or is just a badly coached mess. Let’s hope it is the latter, or the second decade of the 21st century is going to look a whole lot like the first decade.
It took the Packers a quarter and change to chuck the game plan and just throw deep. Presto! TDs by the bundle. The secondary is pretty good at covering ten to fifteen yard passes, which is why the team is tough in the Red Zone. Beyond twenty yards, though, all you can see is the backs of our jerseys getting burned into our memories. It’s easier to score against the 49ers from the 50 than it is from the 5. The team does not have a single elite player in the secondary. Not one guy who would be more than a supporting cast member of another team. Not one guy who couldn’t be replaced by an average FA.
Troy Smith completed 10 passes out of 25 attempts Sunday. That’s about the norm for him. Not much chain movement gonna happen with those numbers and a whopping TOP failure is guaranteed, along with a gassed defense. Michael Crabtree was wide open for an easy TD and Troy winged the short pass wide by a good five yards. At least Alex could hit a guy’s fingertips. The look on Crabtree’s face was instantly recognizable: WTF!
But Singletary is sticking with Troy for next Sunday’s game. Sure, why not. He’s a helpful coach. Those guys working the coffin hammer need some motivational assistance. In reality, however, it’s just Singletary being stubborn. Dad gum, I tossed Alex under the bus and this is my guy. He’s a leader. Like me.
Well, Mr. Mike, enjoy your last days as an NFL Head Coach. No screaming and scratching at the lid as the last nail goes in. Take it like a man. Tap, tap, tap.