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.