so what were 0-3 most likely to be 0-4 in Atlanta this coming Sunday, its still not time to abandon ship!!
Things cant get much worse right now for the 49ers, Jimmy "Cant get the Play in" Raye is gone (Im happy about that due to our abismile offense in 2 of 3 games,) Gore has no holes to run through, Crabtree is a non-factor while the TE seam that Vernon and Alex executed perfectly all last year I havent seen yet, Our line has no teeth so they cant bite. And on the defensive side of the ball while we went into week 3 with the number 4 defense, as fair as yardage goes, is giving up way to many big plays and while I havent looked Im sure were in the cellar of the league in points per game and plays over 20+ yards by the opposing offense. Oh yeah we are 0-3 and in last place in what is supposed to be our division this year!!! Thats as bad as it gets, or is it, well lets just hope it is.
So we are in fact down, but I stress this, we are not out. We need a W in the worst way if we were at home this week I believe it would be highly likely against the Falcons, but as we at NinerNation all know, we flatout SUCK on the road, so with 1/4 of the season soon to be over we will be 0-4, but there is still hope, now Im not just being hopelessly optimistic. We all saw against the Saints just the kind of team we have, now while they didnt play anywhere near good enough to win, even though they almost did, the team never quit and played their asses off. Thats the kind of team we have, I refuse to believe that game was a fluke and the other 2 where the 49ers got blown out is the real 49ers. So now with Raye gone im praying that gives just the spark the offense needs to compete on every drive, cuz we all know several players were unhappy with Raye's antiquated and outdated play calls and whats even more the manor in which he called them in, so Mike Johnson is now the OC and while I know nothing about him with the exception that Alex Smith likes him better than he ever did Raye, well thats enough for me.
Now im not the new OC but i know this game of football we all love so much and the truth is they have to open the offense up a whole hell of alot. I know Sings mentality and vision of our offense, but with our line playing this bad we just cant continue leading out with the run. The days of running to set up the pass should be over, the 49ers offense should now pass to set up the run. Im not stupid and I know what some of you are thinking, "Take carries away from Frank Gore and rely more on Alex Smiths arm" thats not it at all, changing our philosophy of how we distribute the ball while balancing run/pass is what Im saying. First off, Moran Norris "get fucked" as my buddy eliquently put it this week, he should be benched and a 2 TE set should be our primary formation. Ok look we know what Frank Gore and Vernon Davis can do with the ball in their hands, all im saying is those 2 plus Delanie Walker, Josh Morgan and Michael Crabtree should be giving defenses around the league fits, get Westbrook more involved and when Ginn is healthy have him spread the field vertically. It all depends on Alex Smith and guess what, any true 49ers fan knows Smith plays his best when the offense is in hurry up mode, yes this is what im suggesting "Run and Gun" and I dont care who thinks im crazy, its easy to ridicule me for what you may consider something outlandish, but before you do why dont you present a better option. Im basing this on what the team has showed me thus far and the personnel we currently have, it just makes sense, so the 2TE set, split backs with Gore and Westbrook, 3 wide with Gore or Westbrook, Davis of course and Morgan Ginn and Crabtree. You then can keep the defense on its heels while selecting run or pass because I have been 90 percent accurate so far this year calling run or pass before the snap, how many of you are there with me...we telegraph everything!!!
As for the defense its the same old story, yes they will be a top 5 defense all year, but with them constantly having to be on the field due to the offenses inability to sustain drives and score, eventually big plays will happen for the opposing offense, we saw this clearly Sunday with the Chiefs spreading the perimeter with their speedy backs and wideouts, eventually leading to that sick ass fleaflicker, sorry but it was, oh yeah that rookie TE made the catch of the year so far, and finally with the D so worried about the perimeter it opened up the middle of the field and we got gashed. The Chiefs dictated the tempo of that game and eventually our defense collapsed, now if our offense wasnt so impotent then the Chiefs game plan could not have been executed the way it was, but my hat goes off to them.
The bottom line is we need a win in a big way, Im a firm believer in "Victory heals all Wounds" should we get it this week, then it just might save our season, its possible cuz we always play down but whats more important up to our competiton in recent years, think about our losses to the Vikings and the Colts last year and just imagine what that could have done for team moral should we have won, and how we played the Saints last Monday, a bounce or two our way in each of those games and well last year would have spelled playoffs, but this year we wouldnt be 0-3 and would have played with alot more confidence knocking off the champs in week 2, this week in KC, Right now where there is hope is that our division is so weak, and if we can get a win, I believe we can put a string of wins together, Success breeds Success and after this week all of our games are easily winnable with the exception of Green Bay, but only if the 49ers play to their full potential, and that is undisputable. So if they want to pack it in for the year and say "we tried were just not that good" i'll hate it, but will still keep this sunny optimism going even when its raining negativity all around me, and if by some miracle we do turn our season around and start playing winning football, I guess i'll be the only one on a pretty big ship heading for the playoffs...as always GO 49ERS!!!