So, about next year …
The only thing that could save this year is if COVID went crazy and they had to scrap the season.
The Niners got trashed so bad it looked like the 2016 team out there on Sunday. That was also the year the Panthers went from 15-1 and an SB loss to out of the playoffs and a 6-10 season. The Niners appear to be following that model this year, too.
When Nick Bosa went down in the second game of the year, it was obvious the offense would have to score a lot of points this year. That hasn’t happened. On paper, the offense was back to full strength Sunday, with all its WRs and RBs and TEs finally back on the field, along with QB Jimmy Garoppolo. They produced the worst game of the season, and for Garoppolo, the worst game of his career.
The best part of the game was the Twitter remarks of retired Niner Joe Staley:
- “What the hell is this??!”
- “Time for an epic comeback!!!”
Speaking of Staley, his replacement, the much ballyhooed super LT Trent Williams, has been stinking up the joint the past few games. He’s had plenty of company from his other four O-line mates, who have been stinking it up, too – just without the “ballyhoo” part. No, they’re only four guys who aren’t very good.
Where the team goes from here is anybody’s guess. Into the shitter full blast, probably, with the next seven opponents all likely to stuff our boys but good. It would be nice if at least they stopped looking like a disorganized mess.