The 49ers’ washed up, overpaid backup QB led the team to a 45-16 walloping in Buffalo Sunday, completing 45% of his passes, getting sacked three times, fumbling once, producing the lowest point total of the year, and generally reminding everyone why this chump was benched in the first place.
Not that the QB actually matters this year. The defense allowed 312 yards rushing to the Bills, nearly breaking the mark for the worst effort in Niner history — the 324 yards given up to the Rams in 1958.
That’s five straight losses for the 2016 49ers. It’s safe to say that team owner Jed York is already hard at work crafting this year’s season ending apology for yet another doofus performance from the desk of himself.
Rookie DE DeForest Buckner had two sacks, and his fellow DE Arik Armstead had one. All three sacks were for zero yardage lost, meaning Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor was tackled at the line of scrimmage and not deep in his own backfield. Looks good on the resume, though. Especially when you’re part of a group that got run over like crash test dummies.
Time Of Possession was the usual 25 minutes for and 35 minutes against, a Chip Kelly special, delivered each and every week with astounding regularity. The team was also a wimpy 3-13 on third down conversions and 0-2 on fourth down.
The backup QB’s kneeling mate Eric Reid was scorched, torched, laughed at, and buried by the Bills’ running backs and receivers. Another Trent Baalke first round non-entity on the path toward getting a poser’s job in the private sector. The other doughnut who starts the game on his knees, OLB Eli Harold, actually belongs in the supplicant position. This third round bust has not made a single play in his year and a half of taking up space on the roster.
On the plus side, Phil Dawson made all three of his field goals. And the backup QB’s hair did not seem to suffer any damage from being squeegeed into his helmet. We’ll await a Monday report from his hair dresser.