Packers 30, 49ers 28

Nice try, but no ceegar.

Before the season started, the secondary was clearly viewed as the weak link on the team. It was hoped that the front seven would be overpowering enough to cover up for this deficiency. And that was with Jason Verrett nailing down one side of the field. Now, the 49ers have no CBs who are anything but backups or marginal talents.

Against most of the NFL QBs and WRs, this will still probably be okay. But Sunday showed it won’t work against elite QBs and WRs. There are three in the NFC West, which does not bode well for our boys.

The front seven also appears to have been greatly overrated. In three games so far this season, the 49ers have had the lead in the fourth quarter, and all three times the defense has gagged it away. The first two times, the gagging didn’t result in defeat, but Sunday it did.

In seven seasons, Jimmie Ward has two interceptions. TWO! One in 2015 and one in 2016. That’s five years without an INT! Not even a tipped pass or overthrown ball. Nada. Zip. ZERO. Jaquiski Tartt, OTOH, has FOUR INTs during this time. Not exactly overwhelming, but at least not a complete embarrassment.

Sometime, some year, the Niners are going to have to quit trying to get by on the cheap with their DBs.

Jimmy Garoppolo seemed to be under pressure most of the game and very few completions were to wide open WRs. Partially from having no RBs available for the game, or at least none that were credible. Not so for Aaron Rodgers. He didn’t even require enough time to be pressured since his WRs were wide open from the moment Rodgers finished his drop back.

Actually, it’s probably amazing the team was in the position to win the game at all.

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18 comments on “Packers 30, 49ers 28
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We were definitely out played and out coached. Richard Sherman would have made us look a lot better last night.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Without a viable running threat we are one dimensional to most of the league. Maybe a little more Lance might make a difference.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I gotta give Serman some more time to see if he is a keeper or not. Last night he remined me of Hyde, he will break one off now and then but when you need 31/2 yards he’s gonna get you two.

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy/Shanny are too predictable.
    LeFleur knew it and exploited it.
    Jimmy doesn’t have the arm to loosen up the D and Shanny doesn’t trust him to try.
    I’ll be anxious to see what, if anything, changes against Pete next week.
    If Shanny doesn’t come up with a new wrinkle and get a home win against them, I’ll be ready to go to Trey and take our chances the rest of the way with a Rookie QB.
    Jimmy is not a competitive person who plays with the urgency you expect from a winning QB IMO.
    Too complacent.
    Too timid.
    Definitely no Joe.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Something should tell you that when they are having Juice carrying the ball to start the game and running sweeps with Kittle, Deebo and Aiyuk,
    that Shanny didn’t have total confidence in Sermon. Will probably help if Mitchell can return in the next week or so.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Say what you want about Jimmy G.
    At the end of the game in crunch time he marched the team downfield
    all passes and gave the team a one point lead.

    The defense at end made the mistake of letting Devante Adams get open to beat them by catching those two passes. It has been pointed out that the defense made two big mistakes after Adams caught that last pass. They should have laid on top of him which didn’t happen and Adams was actually able to get up and hand the ball to the official so Rodgers could spike it.If one of the defensive players had knocked the ball out of Adams hands the Packers would never had been able to spike the ball as he it would have taken a few more seconds to get a ball into play.

    They say hindsight is 20/20.

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Clock mgt sucked ass Bullit.
    That’s on Shanny 100%.
    I wouldn’t have relied on Sermon either.
    He’s raw and slower than expected by comparison to those who prosper in the ZBS scheme.
    My knock on Jimmy is his inability to stretch the D. Shanny shares the blame for refusing to take the shots too.
    No doubt Trey was selected for that reason, improving the deep game.

    Cousins in MN burned a blitz yesterday vs Seattle by standing tall with a free rusher in his face.
    We’ll see whether Jimmy can match that threat and succeed next week.

  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d be happy to see Trey come in next week and air it out a few times, just to make Pete and Kenny Norton defend it.
    This game is my barometer point on the season.
    If we wimp out in the Division, we’re toast.
    Gotta step up.

  9. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Not too concerned about one tough loss to a decent team. But the next two weeks will tell the tale of 2021. Win both, and we’re in the driver’s seat. Split, and it’s gonna be a dogfight to get to the playoffs, which I expected with this division. Lose both, and clearly we’re looking to 2022. Can’t get into a deep hole in this division and expect to climb back out at the end.

    Big, big games.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If Del Mar Dennis was still around, he’d be saying: THIS IS A MUST WIN GAME!

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners signed Nickel CB Buster Skrine to replace Kawaan Williams who’s out for several weeks.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The way to beat all the top QB’s in the league is to limit their time on the field. First downs were hard to get in the 1st half. I would have liked to see Lance out there a little more often. It may not work but it will definitely make the defense take notice.

  13. ALLNo Gravatar says:

    I’m expecting to see Trey more as the season progresses and, would prefer to him use his arm more than his legs.
    That’s on Shanny.
    We don’t need Kaep 2.0 at this point.
    Stretch the Defense and empty the box.
    Dink’n and dunk’n ain’t scaring anyone.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit your UT RB Bijan Robinson looks legit.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    2021 Red River Shootout should be fun

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    He is the best Texas RB since Ricky Williams.
    Better than Priest Holmes, Cedric Benson and Jamaal Charles.
    He would look good as a 49er in two years.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Yep it’s I’d sooner be dead than an okie red week

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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