It’s probably safe to say we fans will not see another two game stretch of 49er football that remotely approaches the total dominance we have witnessed against the Jets and Bills. But we could find out next Sunday that a modest form of dominance is sustainable if the team can thump the Giants more or less comfortably.
The East Coast would no doubt fall into the Atlantic should such a hohum victory occur over their beloved jerk offs. Or the ECers could simply do what they did to the Texans after Monday night’s game and simply ignore the 49ers while focusing on what sort of headlines they should write about their team on Monday morning, as though the Niners were merely an act of God that the Giants would have to overcome on their anointed way to the Super Bowl. No credit would be given the Niners. Maybe a little faint praise and backhanded compliments. But nothing more.
49er fans are enjoying the ass whipping laid on Buffalo last Sunday, but it’s a reserved kind of celebration. Almost like the Bills were some sort of brand new expansion franchise and reading anything too much into the victory would be undignified. If I was Arizona, though, I would not take for granted their game next Sunday against these same Bills. AZ does not have SF’s O-line, running game, linebackers, or QB and could be ripe for an upset.
Still, the Giants game next Sunday will be the GPS game on just how good or not quite as good the 49ers are compared to what we now perceive them to be. A clear cut, better-team-won victory is called for.
The Colin Kaepernick phenomenon is a classic example of EC blindness. Much was made of Ronnie Brown’s success as a wildcat QB a few years back with Miami, and we all know how much coverage the complete dud wearing the #15 backup jersey for the Jets gets. Barely anything has been written or voiced about Kaepernick so far, and what mention there is usually focuses on him breathing down Alex Smith’s neck for the starting job, while completely ignoring that Smith is currently the number one rated QB in the league — a double shot of ignorance and avoidance.
Kaepernick, of course, has only thrown one incomplete pass this year, but he has been an unstoppable force as a runner. You have to wonder how long it will take the EC crowd to get a clue about this marvelous athlete.
49er opponents are not so illiterate, though. Colin is scaring hell of them each week. Both in preparation and during the game. His game snaps have risen from a handful to 19 in the Bills game. Any week now, he is going to fake a handoff, fake a run, and launch a sixty yard TD, probably to Randy Moss. When that happens, white flags will be going up around the league.
It could happen this weekend against the Giants. 49er fans pooh-poohed the demolition job on the Jets two weeks ago, just like we have the Bills rout, but the concensus number one team in the league — the Texans — barely squeaked by the Jets Monday night. Maybe the 49ers are just that good.