The 49er players are treating their loss to the Giants as some sort of team victory and a sign that their fortunes are on the way up. That illusion has a chance to be bolstered this weekend with an actual victory against the free falling Baltimore Ravens, a team also sporting a 1-4 record.
Quite plucky for a team that has lost four games in a row. It took former HC Jim Harbaugh nearly four years to experience anything worse that a two game losing streak. In fact, new HC Jim Tomsula has yet to experience even a two game winning streak.
A victory over the Ravens might fire the team up, which may or may not help them weather the distinct possibility that another four game losing streak is right around the corner. Which could extend to five, six, or even the entire rest of the season losing streak.
In order to beat the Ravens, however, Colin Kaepernick will have to have consecutive good performances, something he hasn’t done since probably the 2013 season. His ability to do that will depend entirely on whether the Ravens do or do not put consistent pressure on him.
And the Niner defense will have to continue its habit of playing well at home, versus lousy on the road. Perhaps it’s the home uniforms that embolden them to rise up and look competent.
There’s been talk this week of putting ILB NaVorro Bowman on a “pitch count.” On the surface, this talk is couched as a caring effort for the health of Bowman’s knee. In reality, Bowman is a major liability in the passing game. Opponents have completed 22 out of 23 passes when he has been targeted. This once great linebacker may never regain his former brilliance.
It’s mid-October and by now even the most ardent and/or delusional fans have figured out the 2015 49ers are a bad team. Many of us think they are badly coached, also. What does our idiot boy owner think? What record must Tomsula underwhelm us with to be given another chance next year? Is he coming back no matter what the team does? Is there no bottom to awfulness that Jed York would find unacceptable? York has certainly been quiet this year, unlike last year’s high visibility.
Hahahaha. Boy, Jed, were your boastful offseason remarks full of shit or what?! How close are we to the whole team throwing in the towel and tuning out Tomsula? Three more losses and the playoffs are out of reach. Six more and they’re in Mike Singletary territory. How low can they go?