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!