NFL season: Take Two. Let’s try this again.
Where were we? 0-3 and dead last in the NFC West. Next up, at Arizona.
This would normally be an automatic 0-4, but the Cardinals seem to have fallen apart about as fast as the 49ers did in 2015. They seem more likely to battle the Niners for last place than battle the Seahawks for first.
No team epitomizes the crazy ups and downs of the first three games of the season (and of a lot of seasons) than the Jaguars. Win by 22, lose by 21, then win by 37. Who are these guys?
Arizona has become a bit of an oasis for former 49er players. Alex Boone, Mike Iupati, Andy Lee, Blaine Gabbert, Antoine Bethea. Not sure if this is contributing to their shrinking win totals or propping them up from a steeper slide.
We’re only at game four, and Carlos Hyde is already breaking down. This time it’s his hip. Not a good place for an RB to have an injury.
A few years back, some of the players would meet at midfield after a game and form a prayer circle. That created some controversy, so the media naturally honed in on the circle after every game. Not sure if this is still a practice, since the media moved on after awhile to focus on other controversies.
Now we have a new controversy, a pre-game display of some form of protest over something or other. A lot of people who otherwise don’t watch football are tuning in now to see how creative and wide-spread the protests are. The 49ers played a week ago Thursday, before the madness began, so haven’t had a chance yet to compete in these pre-game sideshows.
So, for those of you who like to get your blood boiling on one side of the protests or other, or for the comfortably jaded who just like to observe the spectacle of the human condition, be sure to tune in early. For those who just want to watch a football game, it’s probably best to tune in five or ten minutes late.
And as they say in the they saying department, “This too shall pass.”