Texans 16, 49ers 13

The first quarter of Saturday’s game in Texas was interesting. The rest of the game, not so much.

Marquise Goodwin has clearly become the number one WR on the 49ers and Trent Taylor is the go to guy on third downs and goal line plays. FB Kyle Juszczyk is good for one or two big plays per game. Which is good, but not good enough to justify memorizing how to spell his name. Whatever happened to the good old days when people infiltrating America had the decency to drop the B.S. from their names. It could have been Kyle Jusk and made life easier for him and everyone else.

There is no running game yet, to speak of. Both Joe Williams and Jeremy McNichols averaged less than three yards per carry. There were no sacks in the game, which was no surprise for the Niners, but a bit odd for the Texans.

Then again, the starters only played one quarter, on both teams, so drawing any conclusions is certainly an exercise in exhorbitant nonsense.

All over the league, guys are suffering season ending injuries, but the Niners are halfway through Training Camp/Preseason and have yet to lose an important member to IR. Will they get through unscathed? Knock on Chuck.

HC Kyle Shanahan‘s teams are not much fun to watch in the preseason. He doesn’t have the personnel to run anyone over like Harbaugh’s teams did. Everything looks ho-hum. His forte is game planning, and none of that is done now. We won’t know how good or bad the team is until the real games begin.

In the meantime, we have two more fake games to endure. Which can probably be handled best by heading over to Grumpy’s with a quart of tequila and a mano a mano ride to oblivion.



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24 comments on “Texans 16, 49ers 13
  1. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Heh.

    In Other Not-so-Good News: Joe Williams cracked a rib. He’s out and probably headed for IR. Magnuson has a torn hamstring, probably also heading for IR. CJB has a sprained foot and is questionable this week.

    This team is not deep enough to have another crazy year of injuries.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Overall I think the team has shown improvement.

    Having a competent QB is key but we now have a top 15 QB that will grow into elite status sooner rather than later.

    The 3 plays that told me that #7 was not the Niner QB were all plays against the Rams. First one was on the read option where
    instead of keeping it he errantly pitched the ball to LaMichael James who fumbled it near the goal line in a close game. Many blamed this on Greg Roman for the play call but the execution was the QB should have kept the ball and it was a bad decision to pitch it because the Rams were all over it.
    Second play was a year or two later against the Rams where #7 was oblivious that the Rams left both WRs uncovered and despite the WRs waving and screaming #7 ran the running play called in the huddle. This memory just pisses me off because a Pop Warner QB would’ve noticed this but for some reason #7 didn’t.
    The third one was also against the Rams where #7 fumbled the snap from the 6 inch line on the last play of the game. Execute the QB sneak and the Niners win the game. #7 chokes again because a 6’4″ 235 QB should be able to sneak a ball 6 inches to win a game.

    Glad that is all history and we now have a legit QB.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like they will have to keep Garnett now. Magnuson was a big part of the plan this year. Another uear of mediocre OL play will really stall this team and also make us predictable.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Garnett seemed to hold his own on Saturday and that was encouraging. So maybe he starts living up to his draft status.
    Don’t think he was beaten badly on any play and he wasn’t called for holding.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, he did have a pretty good game. Hard to tell what he will do with the run game but injuries always call for adjustments. we will probably pick up someone pretty soon.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Adrian Peterson just signed with the Redskins.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    The guy you asked me about Chris Warren has about 200 yards with the Raiduhs as a free agent signing.
    I still stand by my assessment of him that he can show flashes but in the long term he is lacking.
    Even though Texas was hurting a a lead back after Do’ante Foreman left, Warren couldn’t win the position and they moved him to TE going with 2 freshman backs.

    I could be wrong but let’s see long term. Chris Warren is the son of a RB named Chris Warren who played for the Seahags.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Great news. NN fanposter looked in detail at plays and gave big plus reviews of Warner and Garnett.

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/8/20/17761648/game-2-analysis-jimmy-g-amp-the-glinch-were-great

    Warner starter at game 1 and Garnett besting Person and the late recovering Cooper.

    Will NJ concur?

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Like what I’ve seen thus far on a very bland and general basis Bakkentom.
    Given the vanilla nature of PS games there’s plenty of competition and, what looks like good chemistry.

    Fat Men in the Middle looking active.
    Trent Taylor looking spry and Welker-like.
    Concerns remain for the Edge pressure but….They’ll likely run packages to adapt.

    Not concerned (yet) about the ground game as, that too, is dependent on OL chemistry and, will improve, as the personnel group gets more reps together.
    Still playing mix/match with IOL, the only question would be at RG.

    All things considered, it looks to be coming along just fine 😀

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another article from Maiocco about Dwight Clark

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/author/matt-maiocco

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Catch was the single iconic play in Niner’s history and helped turn the page from the Niners being runner up has beens.

    It erased memories of Preston Riley (sorry about mentioning him)
    and the constant failures against the Cowgurls, basically getting that monkey off their backs.

    The Catch was the day that the Niners stepped over the Cowgurls
    and launched the streak of Super Bowl wins and NFC championship games.

    That is why we celebrate the memory of Dwight Clark catching the pass from Joe.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Saw “Letters to 87” and it was phenomonal and must viewing if you’re a Niner fan.

    Here is another segment.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/special-story-how-dwight-clark-took-piece-catch-him

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers are trading outside linebacker Eli Harold to the Detroit Lions for a conditional 7th round pick in 2020.”

    The last of the kneelers is gone.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They couldn’t even get a 2019 7th round pick for Harold.
    Another Baalke wasted 3rd round pick.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Traded for a day old ham sandwich. Thanks, Baalke.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Unbelievable, he must have been getting cut anyway and why not get something down the road.

  17. robNo Gravatar says:

    During his time with the Chiefs, only Tom Brady and Russell Wilson had won more games as a starting quarterback

  18. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Ah the Chiefs. Good for ten or more wins a year, and an early exit from the playoffs, since the early days of Schottenheimer.

    Unfortunately, Good in September and October doesn’t win championships.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lord: “Jimmie Ward (quad) is questionable to return.”

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Reuben Foster has a concussion and is out.”

    See you in the third game of the season.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Nice to see some life in the running game. How much was OZ.

    IND last year had one of the worst D’s. A bad front 7 changing to a 4-3 will have growing pains. 5 picks in first two rounds. The 3 on D need a lot of developing.

    Any word about Jonathon Cooper? Is Persons the starter in week 1.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30
10-21, L: Rams 39, 49ers 10
10-28, L: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15
11-1, W: 49ers 34, Raiders 3
11-12, L: Giants 27, 49ers 23

BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
Winder: 8-8

Bullit: 9-7
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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