Three years and one universe ago, Kurt Warner was the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback, they were the reigning NFC West champions who had been narrowly defeated in the 2008 Super Bowl, Shaun Hill was the 49ers’ QB, Mike Singletary was beginning his first year as head coach, and Alex Smith was the second string QB, finally back in action after two years on IR.
A lot has changed, but one thing has been constant: the 49ers have been whipping they butts. Our boys have won 5 of the past 6 games, with the only loss coming last year when our secondary started making dinner reservations in the 4th quarter instead of covering their receivers, squandering a game that was well in hand. It was the most shameful loss of the season.
The Cardinals began this year with four straight wins, including a shocking take down of the Patriots in Foxboro. They have since returned to earth with three straight losses, including a home loss to a Buffalo team that had been absolutely butchered by the Niners. Arizona has a great defense, a dangerous return man in Patrick Peterson, and not much else. Their O-line is fabulously inept, their QB a third string talent, and their running game is MIA.
Are you listening, 49er guys? A loss to these bums would be totally unacceptable.
A win would put the Niners at 6-2 heading into their Bye week, putting a serious owie into the regression prognosticators who predicted the team would drop back to a 9-7 record this year. It would also enable them to enjoy the Bay Area celebration of yet another SF Giants World Series title, before resuming their duties against the Rams. Not to mention they would also be able to go Trick or Treating without having doors slammed in their faces.
The Seahawks have been strutting their mouths lately, which is a bit strange. After all, they’re a 4-3 team that should be a 3-4 team and everybody knows it, and they just had their manhood rubbed into the dirt of Candlestick by the 49ers on national TV. This smacks of low self-image attempting to disguise an inferiority complex by throwing rocks from behind your mother’s skirts. That might be a mixed Freudaphor, but you get my meaning — I think. Get a grip, Seattle.
Speaking of Seattle, they play at Detroit Sunday. They should win, but they stink on the road, so maybe they won’t. Detroit has to be in full desperation mode for this game. A loss would put them squarely in the cellar, close the door on any playoff hopes for this year, and might even get Jim Schwartz fired. Not that we would care about Schwartz, but it’s been kind of fun kicking the little runt’s ass. It’ll be sad to see him disappear into the coordinator recycling bin that swallows up all failed coaches.
The national press decided to ignore the awesomeness of the 49er running game against Seattle and instead focus on one play in the game that allowed them to reach an article’s worth of trashing Alex Smith. Two Yahoo articles and one SI effort. The play was a third and seven QB draw late in the game. The kind of play call that looks brilliant if it succeeds, and not so brilliant if it doesn’t.
It didn’t. This led the articleers to surmise that Jim Harbaugh had no faith in Smith’s passing and that Smith was losing confidence in himself. One of the articles suggested it was time to switch to Colin Kaepernick. Two locker room quotes were used to buttress the 49er players waning confidence in Smith, though neither quote actually provided said specific buttressization.
However, it’s been mentioned by some of our broom flying brethren that my reading glasses have a rosean tint. They look fine to me, but here are the links to the articles, in case anyone wants to read them through their own looking glasses:
If that doesn’t warm the cauldron, then by all means, Go SF Giants!