49er QB Colin Kaepernick laid a huge ass egg last Sunday in Arizona. He’s taken a big ass beating from the press all week because of it. An agonizing event like that can break a guy. Or it can be the catalyst for a courageous comeback. Or, I suppose, it can be just one of many bad days in the life of a QB on a crumball NFL team.
Next Sunday’s opponent, Green Bay, isn’t exactly a team the 49ers or Kaepernick are likely to get healed against. In fact, they’re both much more likely to absorb yet another big ass butt whipping. So, maybe we should hold off on faint hope until the following week’s game against the New York Giants.
NFL coaches are always quick to point out that they are not interested in moral victories. However, if the 49ers walk off the field Sunday and have lost by less than ten points, you can bet Jim Tomsula will be secretly thrilled. Because another 30 point beat down will mercifully terminate any remaining doubt that both he and his coaches and this team are big ass dreadful.
Reggie Bush will apparently return to action this week to lend a hand as part of the problem and not the solution. All Reggie can do any more is catch swing passes and screen passes. If the Packers are fooled by his presence in the lineup, they should all gather in the woodshed and beat hell out of each other.
Kaepernick is getting more pressure on pass plays than any QB in the league so far this year. Like most QBs, even good ones, he don’t do so well when pressured. Last year, Russell Wilson got the most pressure, yet he was able to lead his team to the Super Bowl and within one big ass yard of winning it. Clearly, Kaepernick is suffering mightily in comparison to Wilson, who has progressed so far beyond Kap that it’s embarrassing to even mention them in the same breath any more, as they were a mere two years ago.
Too bad the defense doesn’t have a QB type guy, so we could dump on whomever it is that’s made that group such a big ass mess. ILB Navorro Bowman threw his hands up in the air in disgust about five times during the Cardinals game, so it can’t be him that deserves blame, right? I suppose DC Eric Mangini will have to suffice. Any guy who decides to cover Larry Fitzgerald with OLB Ahmad Brooks certainly fills the requirements for big ass dunce.
Hmmmm. I’m thinking we should have a Big Ass Fail award that we can hand out after each game. The 2015 49ers will have no shortage of potential winners, that’s for sure.