The 49er first stringers took the night off, but the second and third stringers looked like Super Bowl contenders Thursday night aqainst the Chargers. 35-3. What a butt kicking. Norv Turner’s team looked like all 75 players took the night off. The San Diego blogs must be going ape about now. Tee hee hee.
Colin Kaepernick looked very good during the first half, looking poised and confident while leading the Niners to a 21-0 half time lead. It was the best he’s played since he was drafted in 2011. If he doesn’t manage to eventually unseat Alex Smith, his trade value zoomed through the roof in last night’s game, and the whole exhibition season. This guy has major league skills.
A whole bunch of 49er scrubs played well last night, perhaps making today’s roster cut down to 53 guys all that much tougher for Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh. We’ll be letting some pretty decent talent hike up north to Pete Carroll’s ex-49er shelter today.
The 49ers will waive 21 guys today and bring 8 back tomorrow for the practice squad. After that, it’s full attention to beating Green Bay in the season opener a week from Sunday. We’re almost there, guys. The 2012 season is just around the corner.