Seahawks 37, 49ers 27

The 49ers were outplayed and outcoached in Seattle Sunday afternoon. But that didn’t stop them from racking up more injuries, which has become the lone consistency the team has displayed this year.

Facing the worst defense in the league, the Niners managed a mere seven points through three quarters. Get outta here. Two turnovers and Emmanuel Moseley‘s inability to cover DK Metcalf turned the game from a back-and-forth to a blowout.

Nick Mullens replaced an injured and ineffective Jimmy Garoppolo to start the fourth quarter and proceeded to treat the Seattle defense the way the rest of the league has – with disdain. Mullens put up three consecutive TD drives in the quarter to make the final score somewhat respectable.

Halfway through the season, the Niners are 4-4 and dead last in the NFC West. The brief resurgence displayed while easily beating the Rams and Patriots now seems like a mirage, because neither of those two teams are proving to be contenders. The Niners can still, technically, make a run for a wild card spot in the playoffs, but each week that seems to be a fading hope.

With Garoppolo apparently regressing and injured yet again, and Mullens performing well in relief, it looks like we’ll be having a bona fide QB controversy developing. That happened briefly early in the season, but Mullens then laid an egg against the Eagles. He’ll no doubt get the start Thursday night against Green Bay, a team that still can’t stop the run.

That might give us an edge if we had any RBs healthy enough to play. Jerick McKinnon has finally been healthy this year, but he has made almost zero impact. That leaves only JaMycal Hasty to carry the ball. He’s shown flashes, but did nothing against Seattle. George Kittle probably won’t play, either, and his blocking is vital to the running game.

What a brutal year.

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35 comments on “Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jeff Garcia made the simple observation. Mullens is a quick decision maker. Jimmy is not.

    Whitner and Spikes also call attention to the pre snap protection calls.
    Can we blame the OLine if Jimmy doesn’t see the Defense properly?

    Donte put it plainly.
    Jimmy doesn’t scare anyone.
    Jimmy doesn’t throw deep.
    Jimmy doesn’t test coverage enough.
    Jeff went there too.

    Starting to agree with them.
    Teams that apply pressure, take us down.
    Jimmy gets rattled too easily.

    Let’s see who wins between CJ & Nick.
    Let Jimmy watch.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We do seem to play more conservative than we should. But when you can’t stop the others defense it really doesn’t matter what you do. We have speen at the receiver position but we don’t utilize it. It could very well be true that Jimmy is limited to where he throws the ball and defenses have figured it out. Whatever, yesterday our backups looked exactly like backups and just couldn’t keep up. It may have helped to try a couple of long bombs yesterday but unless they worked we would be in pretty much the same position. With our running game doing nothing we just couldn’t keep up. I am all for starting Nick but remember the last time that he had a gem of a game the week later he looked worse than Jimmy did yesterday. I think the Niners are gonna have to get rid of some dead weight(big contract to Ford, Kwon), and a few others to be successful. Which means we will probably need a couple of more years. If the Niners get a shot at a QB in rd 1 I think we should take it, then build back our defense. We should have figured a way to pay Buckner because he was the heart and soul of our defense.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:


  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers have traded LB Kwon Alexander to the Saints.”

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The report is they are getting a5th round pick and a player to be named later for Alexander.
    Are Niners clearing salary cap room for another trade or are they sellers looking to next season?

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Titans just traded a 6th rd pick to Chargers for CB Desmond King.
    King was a Pro Bowl CB in 2018

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco the player to be named from the Aints is LB Kiko Alonso

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Also stay tuned. A Packer reserve RB who played 10 snaps yesterday has tested positive for Covid19. Isolated incident or will other Packer players be infected?

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Right now the trade of Alexander appears to be a salary dump.
    The player to be named Alonso is on the PUP list and hasn’t played a down this year. He is also in the last year of his contract.

    Alexander has underperformed and he would take up $25 mil in salary cap in the next two years. This money will either go to sign Trent Williams or Fred Warner to an extension.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (high ankle) and TE George Kittle (foot) are likely to be heading to injured reserve, league source says. Both are out indefinitely — period of several weeks.”

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks and possibly longer if surgery is needed, per source.

    George Kittle is out eight weeks with a broken bone in his foot, which means his season could be over.”

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So, we’re now missing our entire starting backfield, our star TE, our #1 WR and #1 CB, and both our passing rushing DEs.

    Next eight games should be fun.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Since signing the big contract Armstead has been underperforming
    having only 1.5 sacks at the halfway point.
    He did not get a big contract to have a sack total under 10.
    Would Lynch dump him for a second round pick? (wishful thinking on my part?)

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Once Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle are placed on Injured Reserve, the 49ers will have $80 million dollars worth of cap value on IR this season.”

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So here comes the speculation
    The Jests are frontrunners for Trevor Lawrence.
    If they were to offer Sam Darnold for a 2nd would you pull the trigger?
    Would Jimmy G fetch you the same value? How about sending him back to the Pats?

    I have not given up on Jimmy G. Steve Young struggled and finished 5-5 when he replaced Joe. He finally got his confidence and the Niners were his team and had a HOF career.

    Do not think Kirk Cousins, Andy Dalton, Jameis Winsto, Cam Newton or Mitch Trubisky is the answer.

    Maybe they can sign Josh Rosen and see if Shanahan can mold him into something special.

    The book on Jimmy G is stop the running and force Jimmy to beat you.
    That means more 20 plus yrd shots downfield.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullet I’d package Jimmy and any other player back to Bill for a 2 and Dugger.
    Dee Ford is dead weight now as well.
    Dee to LAC in a pkg for Melvin Ingram?

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Untouchables on the team at the moment are Bosa, Warner, Kittle and Mostert.

    Both Aiyuk and Harry were late #1 picks out of AZ State and it is clear that the Niners have the more talented receiver.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So the what if game has started.
    DK Metcalf was the 64th player drafted, which means 63 teams passed on him.

    Just like 69 teams passed and missed on Fred Warner and 145 teams missed on George Kittle.

    Every team has guys who suprise. Hindsight is amazing when it comes to the draft.

    If you want to play the what if game you might own the Niners if you invested enough when Apple and Google were IPOs. But you didn’t and here we are.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Pettis has been waived. A bit overdue.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    ‘Bout time they admit the obvious.
    Wasted Pick

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The prognostications are shot to hell.

    I suggest a midseason reset at midpoint.

    They will go 2-6 for a final 6-10 record.

    Niners also waived Julian Taylor who failed his physical.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Goodbye Pettis.

    What happened when you came to the player drafted out of Washington?

    I watch these highlights and you fail to even sniff the jock of the Pettgis in college.

    Can see why they drafted him but he got lost somewherte down the line.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Good idea, Bullit. I was thinking the same as the injuries piled up. How about everybody gets a second shot with votes ending Saturday night.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Oklahoma State gets called for in game cheating by Big 12 using their large video board

    Devious and clever tactic but unfair.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mid-Season readjustment Skeebs….
    We go 2-6 the second half.

    6-10 for me on the redo.

    Still curious to know if the hockey guy is still the head trainer too?

    Laughed at the hire at the time and, I still don’t know the logic behind it.
    Our sport is played on turf, not blades.

    Do hockey players typically endure knee and ankle injuries like this?
    I can see shoulders and elbows for sure, maybe concussions as well.
    Either way, 2020 has been a complete meltdown in terms in injuries.

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bourne’s out now with COVID. And the hits just keep on coming.

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    And I thought 2018 was a bad injury year. This one tops anything I can remember. But this year has pretty much sucked the whole way and it looks like it will for quite awhile now. 0-8

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL has shut down the 49ers facility due to Covid19 but so far tomorrow night’s game is still a go.
    They should consider postponing the game until they figure out who might have it.

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Give me a break: “49ers place WR Brandon Aiyuk, WR Deebo Samuel and T Trent Williams on NFL reserve/COVID-19 list.”

  30. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    F&ck 2020.

    “Now starting at wide receiver for the 49ers, Pedro, the swing shift janitor!!!”

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let the ’21 Pre Draft roster evaluations begin….

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    False positive for Bourne, but enough to knock out our receivers and LT for tonight’s game.

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jersey numbers for 49ers added to roster for tonight’s game:

    14-WR Kevin White
    32-S Johnathan Cyprien
    48-RB Austin Walter
    62-OL Tony Bergstrom
    86-WR River Cracraft
    88-TE Daniel Helm

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two developments at QB

    Jimmy G is not done for season and could be back in 6 weeks because he doesn’t need surgery

    Second Niners will bring in an old name at QB (It’s not Kep)

  35. 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