Fooch's Note: Site decorum is off for this thread.
Well, that is what you'd call a complete game effort. The game is marred a bit by the Joshua Morgan lower leg injury as it looked like a tough ankle injury. We'll hopefully know more soon on the injury and I'm going to hold off speculating on the severity of it. Fingers crossed it's not serious, but we'll wait and see.
For now the injury doesn't mean we can't enjoy what was a thoroughly awesome victory by the San Francisco 49ers. This was the most complete effort we've seen in years and I don't think that's an exaggeration. Yes they've won a few games fairly convincingly in recent years, but we haven't seen this kind of game against this kind of opponent in a long, long time.
While there remain areas where the 49ers can improve (as is always the case), we saw great offense, great defense and great special teams. Game balls can go to a whole host of players. Carlos Rogers had a fantastic performance. Frank Gore was dominant and got past the tough fumble. Alex Smith made a ton of big passes. Vernon Davis had a beautiful touchdown catch and run. Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman continue to team as arguably the best inside linebacker duo in the NFL. Aldon Smith grabbed a couple sacks. Justin Smith was strong once again. The offensive line stepped up big against a tough Bucs defensive line.
I could go on and on with the dominant display we saw today. The margin of victory was the biggest 49ers victory since the 55-10 Super Bowl win over Denver. That says something right there. I don't know what the rest of this season holds for the 49ers, but right now, this 4-1 team is on fire. They travel to Detroit next week to face the currently undefeated Detroit Lions in a game I don't think many expected to be so huge.
All may not be 100% well in 49ers land, but the 49ers are for real. And as Donte Whitner said, If you don't know they're for real, you're not good at your job.