The 49ers proved Sunday that last week’s debacle in Seattle was not a fluke. In fact, despite playing in their own friendly park, it’s possible the offense was even worse than it was in the hostile elements up north a week ago. All of a sudden, without any warning at all, the 49ers have regressed to 2007 and are channeling Jim Hostler.
The final score was 27-7, but that doesn’t do justice to the defense, which kept it a one score game for three and a half quarters until the offensive ineptitude finally caused an end game collapse of will and hope. The team is falling apart — precipitously. It’s not a stretch to envsion them being 2-6 at the BYE week break.
The only drive of the day, indeed of the past two games, occurred in the first quarter, when Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter trampled the Colts on an 80 yard drive. After that, the coaches went back to cramming the Colin Kaepernick era down our throats and ignored the run for the rest of the game. Until the final garbage time drive, Kaepernick had 86 yards passing for the entire game. Sheesh.
There will be no shortage of opinions this week about WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE NINERS? Is it the overrated QB? The coaches? The useless wide receivers? Jim Harbaugh locker room burn out? No offensive identity? Injuries? Bad karma? A pattern of shady ethical choices come home to roost? All of the above?
Take your pick. One thing’s clear, though. The 49ers’ offense really, really sucks. It’s going to be a long, painful year.