Eagles 33, 49ers 10

What can I say? Another fun day in 49erville, as the boys ran their record to a clean 0-8, doggedly keeping pace with the Cleveland Browns in the empty barrel division.

The 49ers are getting better and better at getting worse and worse.

They’re also getting pretty good at getting injured. During the course of this game, which began with RT Trent Brown out with a concussion, the team lost Brown’s replacement Garry Gilliam (knee dinger), FS Jimmie Ward (broken arm), DE Solomon Thomas (sprained knee), and LT Joe Staley (fractured orbital).

Still, our gimpy lads fought the good fight right up to the two minute warning in the first half. In the next thirty seconds, the Eagles turned a 3-0 lead into a 17-0 lead by scoring two TDs, one after an end zone PI by Dontae Johnson and another on a third down CJ Beathard pick six. The air hissed out of the balloon at that point and the second half was a mere formality.

Beathard’s promising debut against Washington has now turned into back to back ten point efforts and two nasty whippings. From this point on, he’s auditioning for next year’s backup QB role, rather than next year’s starter. Or maybe even next year’s third string QB. Brian Hoyer seems like a keeper as a backup.

Despite the final score, DC Robert Saleh is doing a fairly decent job on his side of the ball. Better than HC Kyle Shanahan is doing. Some of the shine is wearing off for our boy genius. Maybe he just needs a decent O-line and a couple of WRs like Julio Jones. Then again, doesn’t everybody!




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27 comments on “Eagles 33, 49ers 10
  1. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    It’s odd that folks have put so much confidence in a rookie HC and GM to win and then don’t seem to care if they do or not. Sooo many excuses.

    It’s even odder that they put at least as much confidence in a rookie DC who is changing the scheme to a poor copy of a failing (or at least falling) unit of a division rival whose architect was much and loudly maligned by fans around these parts when he took over in Seattle. For all the supposed star quality players on defense it doesn’t look very intimidating on game day. But then Saleh didn’t single-handedly lose a superbowl either.

    Checking the stats it’s difficult to say which unit, O or D, is worse.

    Offense = 28th to 32nd
    Defense = 28th to 32nd
    Spit-on-the-flag-hate-America-protest = 1st …so there is that for the newest of the new regime.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- I think you are missing the point about total rebuilds. I can’t ever remember a team with so many rookies and new faces. Yeah, we haven’t played good football so far. But what we have done is get rid of the waste that Baalky put on us. That in itself is a ray of sunshine. “They” say you can’t really tell if a draft is good or not for at least a couple of years. I am gonna give this crew the benefit of the doubt for at least one more year. Whether they turn it into a stinking pile that remains unseen. As far as the politics go I wouldn’t mind if they shut the whole thing down for awhile and let the players pay their bills doing something else and see how they like it.But as far as football knowledge I think our coaching staff and personal dept. are qualified football people.

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So we are trading a 2nd for Garropolo. I’ll be the first to say this smacks of panic and I think we will regret it.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If it’s only a second round pick that’s a win for the Niners because

    “The move, for a second-round pick, becomes even more confusing given the widespread belief in the 2017 offseason that Belichick wanted multiple first-round picks for Garoppolo. If he’s taking a second-round pick in 2018 now, wouldn’t he have taken a single first-round pick in 2017?”

    You have to ask the question, would you rather have Jimmy Garrapolo
    or draft a QB in the second round like Mason Rudolph or Baker Mayfield?

    Don’t think this is a panic move but actually a masterful stroke by John Lynch. Now they have to lock Garrapolo into a long term contract. Time will tell.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Would not play Garrapolo right away until they stabilize the OT situation. Staley is not out for the season and might be back in a few weeks. This gives Garrapolo a chance to learn the offense.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I like the trade the more I read about it.

    Look at Denver, starting Symien over #1 draft pick Paxton Lynch and 2nd rounder Brock Ostweiler. Broncos would give a lot for Garrapolo because Symien is playing like crap and the other 2 guys can’t beat him out.

    If you’re a Niner fan you hope that Shanahan gets the most out of Garrapolo and the QB worries are over.

    I’ll grant you that Beathard is only a rookie but he’s standing in the pocket way too long and getting drilled. He needs to find the checkdown because the sacks are making it impossible for the offense to mount any drives.

    They can still develop Beathard and I would draft a QB in later rounds as a peoject.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs

    Time to do some housekeeping. You can cross out two on the Pronostications board.

  8. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Winder,

    I was a Niners fan for far too long. I know rebuild/”retool” in all its variations.

    When the press turns on Shanahan so will 90% of the Niner fans. As long as he keeps getting a pass in the press the fans will find a way to accept him as a great coach even though he sets records for losing.

    I’d like to see a players strike and lousy replacements who play for the competition and pride take their places, permanently. Too bad Brown went to Seattle, he was my brightest hope in that.

    I think Lynch heard Cousins say he was happy playing on a franchise tag and wanted to stay in DC, whether it’s true or not is another story.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Garaoppolo would have been an option with Chip last year.
    Glad we got him just to keep the 1st RD pick available for another position or, Trade back chip.
    Hopefully he’ll choose to want to remain in SF and sign on for the long haul.
    Shanny spoke highly of him and suggested he wanted either Jimmy or Derek Carr when he was in Cleveland.

    I’ll call it a solid roll of the dice for now, assuming he wants to stay.
    Trades are always risky because the players don’t pick where they go.
    There’s always a chance he preferred to be elsewhere.
    See how it plays out.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I like the trade but at this point it certainly won’t be enough. I think Garappolo will probably like being a starter and I guess he will want to see what we do with the Oline. Anyway at least we are not sitting on our thumbs.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Look at the offense and if you exclude the Oline there are only 2 players left over from last year’s roster. Hyde and Celek. All the other skill position players are new to the team.

    Don’t forget that next season former #1 pick Joshua Garnett comes back to play OG from a lost season which should bolster that unit

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Curious to see if there are any players on our roster worthy of Trade interest by EOB tomorrow.
    Be nice to recoup a Pick or 2 before the deadline.
    Hyde, maybe Reid, would be about the only pieces I could see as potentially worthy of someone else’s interest.
    Fire Sale deals to be made if suitors can be had.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In depth analysis of Garrapolo from earlier this year. I bet you Cleveland is fuming that they weren’t even approached. Perhaps Belichik wanted to trade him to the NFC only.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18725360/is-jimmy-garoppolo-overhyped-budding-star-new-england-patriots-2017-nfl-offseason

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This trade is gonna change our draft strategy, Pretty much guaranteed that Garrapollo won’t want to stay unless we get him some help on the line. Also, we will probably see just how much a QB really wants to be here because of KS and the organization as a whole.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So much for the Brian Hoyer Era. So little for the CJ Beathard blip. If Garappolo finishes out the final six games, he’ll have outlasted them both.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I believe they want to keep CJ as their backup for next year. The guy is a tough cookie and a football player. He might just turn out to be good.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Active trade deadline this year. Rashard Robinson traded to Jets for 5th round pick and Will Redmond released. The Baalke purge continues.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Bengals and Browns actually agreed to AJ McCarron trade at 3:55 pm, per source involved. Bengals approved trade to NFL, Browns did not.”

    And the Browns just keep on being the Browns.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs the Mistake by The Lake has it’s rep for a reason.

    Until they find, and fill, a FO with NFL caliber Scouts etc, nothing will change.
    Sashi Brown, the Moneyballer, like Paraag, are the new-wave bean counters that neophyte Owners turn to, to make it look they have a better way of doing business in the NFL.
    Analytics at it’s core, is ANAL.

    Football remains football, because guys that breathe it, live it and, Coach it, make it work.
    Stats are fine, to break a tie perhaps, in a Draft War Room but, if the Scouting didn’t clear the field before the card gets turned in, you’ve already lost.
    Find me the guys that play for the love of the Sport, and the burning desire to win.
    Lunch pail guys over bling and hype for me, thank you.
    Keep the College hype in the broadcast booth on Saturdays.
    The Browns are the Browns for a reason. They simply don’t get it.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    They continue to suck, year after year, and they’re willing to deal 2 Picks for a QB like AJ McCarron?
    How many years have they held the 1st overall Pick and can’t find a QB?
    Shanny was there when Garappolo and Carr came out.
    Rumor has it Shanny asked to be released because they went with Manziel in that Class.
    You can’t make this sh!t up.
    Precisely the reason I can’t buy the hype, of QBs who are heroes in their respective Universities, being given a week to throw a pass, suddenly turning Pro and ‘fixing’ an ailing Franchise that can’t get the fundamentals right before they arrive.
    Build the roster in such a way that the QB has a running game, an OL and, a Defense to keep it close.
    Then, teach him to play the Pro QB position.
    The College QB isn’t going to fix the team because he was Drafted in the Top 5 99% of the time.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Redmond was another wasted Baalke pick. Another 3rd rounder who never saw the field because he couldn’t overcome an ACL injury.

    Baalke is getting to Terry Donahue/Joe Thomas status as an inept GM.

    There is no defending his bonehead moves.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Onward we go Bullit.
    This circus has to stabilize sooner or later.

    BTW, I got a look at your NCST QB Finley the other night.
    Sadly his INT record fell in the process but, overall, he looks serviceable to me.
    May not need to devote a Pick to the QB position now with Garappolo coming aboard.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I also saw my preferred OG from ND in the same game, Quenton Nelson.
    All in all, the ND OL did an outstanding job against a pretty viable NCST DL.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The upcoming draft is similar to the Alex Smith draft.
    There is nobody truly deserving to be the consensus #1 pick.

    The QBs are a mixed bag and Darnold might stay in school and Rosen is hurt. Lamar Jackson might be more suited to college than the pro game.

    There is no clear cut WR that deserves to be taken in the first round.

    If Barkley is there I take him because he can be my franchise RB for
    the next 5 to 7 years.

  25. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I would also take Barkley with the 1st pick. Hopefully Garappolo will want to stay and turn out to be what is advertised. That would probably be an enticement for FA’s. I just hope we don’t take another DL with the first pick. That has not been working out for us. I think the top priority should be durability because no matter who we pick if they can’t stay on the field they do us no good. It’s not only gonna take us awhile to get the players we want but also some decent backups.

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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