Niners lose 27-7 to a good but great Colts. The Niners mounted one drive early in the game then the Colts defense shut the offense down. Kaepernick looked confused and scattered. The Niners quit running the ball in the second half. Management may have made a mistake allowing Aldon Smith play even the had been cited for a DUI a day earlier. The team seem unfocused and undisciplined. For the first time in two years players a doubting Harbaugh, losing does that fast. Thursday Niners play the Rams in a must win game. Stay tuned!
On my gosh Sunday in Seattle was ugly. No running game, receivers can’t get open and Kaepernick was under pressure from a fierce pass rush. In the end the 49ers lose 28-3. Ugly, ugly, ugly! Forget this damn loss and get ready for the Colt!
Concerns: running game and a second or third receiving threat!
49ers beat the Packers this Sunday 34-28 in a hard fought battle at The Stick. Colin Kaepernick threw for 423 yards. Anquan Boldin caught 13 passes for over 200 yards. Vernon Davis had 6 catches and 2 TDs. Niners played well against a very good Packers squad. The Packers took away the Niners ground game. Our defense was effective when needed. Aaron Rodgers was sharp throughout the game and gave the Niners fits. The crowd was energized but under control.
In the end we can say, “Who’s got it better than us!” “Nobody!”
Niners turned up the intensity against the Vikings on Sunday night (8/25) scoring 34 to Vikes 14. Colt McCoy looked better coming in after Kaepernick. Colt may have saved his back up role although he still looks fairly soft. Daniels continues to impress in mop up rolls. I think he has a chance to make the team but still it is a long shot. Quentin Patton and Marlon Moore looked good at wide outs. The next two weeks will be important for the fringe players and special team roles become important considerations.
Holy cow Seahawks are being Denver 33-7 at half time. Seahawk QB Wilson is lighting it up. It’s only pre-season but the Seahawks are scary.
The Niners struggled to beat a second tier Kansas City Chiefs team 15-13 on 4th quarter drive lead by rookie B. J. Davis. Kaepernick played only 4 snaps in order to give ample playing time to the back-ups McCoy and Tolzien. Memo to Trent Balke, start searching for an experienced back-up QB. McCoy and Tolzien are lost. All-in-all the Niners offense struggle for a second week. One hopes this because the starters aren’t playing. It is also worrisome that the offensive live doesn’t look sharpe. A. J. Jenkins continues to struggle in game action. He’ll probably make the team but shouldn’t as he is not contributing and really doesn’t to show any promise.
On a positive note the defense continues to shine. Harbaugh and company will have to make some hard cut as they have a lot of talent on the defensive side of the ball.
The next game will probably showcase more of the starter so we’ll get a better sense of what we have in 2013.
Almost time for the 2013 season to begin, last in Candlestick, before the Niners move to Santa Clara in the brand new Levi Stadium. There is lots of optimism coming last year’s Super Bowl appearance as well as the fact that Colin Kapernick will have a full off season and training camp under his belt as a starter. How there is also some nervousness as a result of high expectations and an onslaught of training camp injuries. We’ll see how thing progress but I wouldn’t expect to know much until the season opener in early September.