Origins of Species

The 49ers will be without Frank Gore for the remainder of the season. In his place, we will see a two back rotation featuring Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon. Neither of these two leg churners specializes in pounding the ball into the line.

This would lead most blogonoggins to surmise that the offense the team unveils in Green Bay this weekend will have to be different from the one that’s been floundering for most of the season. Hmmmm. A new style of flounder. Kind of gets the old juices flowing. Somewhat. A little. Barely. Yawn.

The original OC has left the scene, along with the original QB, and now the original RB, but the original Offense is still unoriginal. Pigskin sleuths may see a connection somewhere in the building. Perhaps the person the connection sleuths to should take a clue this week from his old original OC, Mike Martz.

Mr. Martz is now working in Chicago and over the last few weeks has taken a clue from his previous HC (I am not making this circle jerk up) and changed his stripes voluntarily where oncest it was shoved down his throat. Instead of running his usual pass wacky offense, which was producing the usual slaughtering of his QB, Martz has gone run heavy over the past three games, with a short passing game replacing his usual bombs away downfield approach, and suddenly the Bears are playing the best they have all year.

Of course, going run heavy has not been a problem in San Francisco. Oh, no, not here. But, stripe changing has not been in evidence. That is the clue that completes the circle of origins that connect to SOMEONE IN THE BUILDING.

It is doubtful that anyone in Green Bay gives a spooky owl hoot whether clues change stripes for the 49ers this week. After all, they have a much better team. This is usually what wins games in the NFL. Some hysterical handwringers in Wisconsin might be shrieking “This is a TRAP game” to their tundra boys, but seriously, hahaha.

Sadly, there are no handwringers left in the Bay Area. No, out here it’s Speaks With Fist ville. Interspersed with Speaks With Snores. What would be entertaining this weekend (a novel concept) would be to see some wacky new shit. After all, this is a throw away game. A loss is guaranteed. Why not get funky! Give it the old plays in the dirt, school yard hot potato red light green light free for all kick the can whoop-D-doo? Make this game the Comic Relief game. Maybe the Packers would start laughing so hard they would forget to kill us!

I’m game planning here, Mr. SOMEONE IN THE BUILDING. True, I’m wasted and it’s 4 am. Big deal. The stripes have got to change. That’s all I know. Here’s your chance. Run with it. Oops. No, I take that back! Just kidding. Sigh. Too late. He’s got his head down and the brick wall is about to receive a visitor. WHAM! Ooofff. 42-3. Next!

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10 comments on “Origins of Species
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    So, you are tristful there are no handwringers left in the Bay Area?

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It has been reported that Lovie Smith told Martz to run the ball more. I like the fact that he has shortened his passing routes to save his QB.
    Look what the Rams are doing. They have a QB who ran the spread in college. They know their O-line is not that good and they are down on receivers. So what do they do? Center their offense around the rookie QB and run a wide short passing attack for their QB and O-line. Imagine Sam Bradford playing in our offense. I guarantee nobody would be talking about Rookie of the Year. Even Martz is starting to see the advantages of spreading the defense with shorter lateral passes.
    As long as we have Sing, I’m tristful. Let the fat lady Sing!

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis had until 7:35 to use the WOTD today. That shoud be plenty of time.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, I think I could be a bit dyslexic, he had until 7:53 to use the WOTD!

  5. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    It’s makes me truly tristful to think that I’ll ever submit the WOTD ahead of Berger. 7:35, 7:53 makes no difference. Until I see a 9 in there somewhere I’ll remain tristful about my chances. *tristful sigh*

  6. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    This tweet from MM: If Morgan is out and 49ers start Ginn, will they go more vertical with Gore out? > I don’t think much changes w/ the offense.
    There’s your answer about if and any changes will be made. Why? We’re too goddamn stoopid to make changes. That’s why. *another, more intense, tristful sigh*

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Very interesting:

  8. rob_No Gravatar says:

    we’re 3-1 in the last four games !
    maybe we WILL try some more things without gore in the lineup ! nofear might be on to something !
    go niners !

    oh , hey , derek anderson , don’t be so hard on yourself , i was laughing too !

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, seeing as it took Martz 10 YEARS to change his stripes, I don’t hold out much hope that Sing and MJ start running the ball outside the tackles, running pitches/sweeps, or getting Westie the ball in space.

    Then again, who knows? Atleast they are runs . . .

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, still no luck on your site – Could be the Network here from which I try, but no go.

    Skeeb, great concept, I agree.
    Make AJ and Clay chase everything sideline to sideline and don’t let them pin their collective ears back and target a 5 step drop point.

    They show 8 in the Box, find the HOT and see what we get.

    GB wins a closer game then we may expect. Typical 9er close game LOSS ala NO,Atl,Philly.

    We lose to the Teams we’re suppossed to beat it seems and, then show signs of hope when we’re expected to lose big.

    Go for broke, double reverse HB Streak option to Dixon on a wheel route.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17