Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weekend(s) wrapup - more losing

You may have noticed that I didn't write anything about last week's abomination in KC, where the 49ers lost by the score of 31-10.  It was partly out of disgust, but mostly because I was slammed, seriously slammed, at work all week.

But, truly, the less said about that POS effort, the better.

Moving on to Sunday's game. A quite passable effort.  And another close loss - 16-14 to the Falcons.

The offense was significantly less offensive than the previous week.  Third downs (and fourth downs!) were actually converted.  Frank Gore got 21 carries.  The offensive line was moving people (at least once that turd Chilo Rachal sat his fat ass down in favor of Adam Snyder).

But Alex Smith continues to mystify.  He's like the little girl with the curl.  When he's good he's very, very good.  And when he's bad....Oy! For a smart guy, he makes some of the most ass-headed decisions when pressured.  His intentional grounding penalty in the 4th quarter took away the last scoring chance the Niners had in the game.

Patrick Willis had his worst game as a 49er.  He was never a factor.  But Taylor Mays showed why the 49ers were lucky to pick him up in the 2nd round of this year's draft - 11 tackles and a touchdown on the punt blocked by Dominic Ziegler and Delaney Walker.

The Superman touchdown scored by Vernon Davis was a thing of beauty.  But the offense STILL insists in shooting itself in the foot and squanders way too many chances.

I think it's safe to say that this season is shot at 0-4.  Damn.  Just damn.