The San Francisco 49ers did not provide much to watch in Week 3, but 49ers fans deserve a hand. Early in the game, it sounded like there was a lot of noise when the Cardinals offense was on the field. The Cardinals offense seemed to struggle with it, and the team confirmed as much on Monday. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told the media the team had to switch to a silent snap count because of the crowd noise.
"Wish it wouldn't happen right now," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "We would hope that the visiting team wouldn't get that many tickets and have to use a silent count at home
Arians talked about returning right tackle Bobby Massie struggling a bit due to the noise, and indicated that he felt 49ers fans had "way too many tickets."
It certainly doesn't make up for the thumping the 49ers received, and I feel bad for people who made the trip to watch that embarrassing performance. But, props to 49ers fans for showing up well. We saw it a year ago when 49ers fans invaded AT&T Stadium in Dallas. And I've seen it at some road games elsewhere. The 49ers 80s and early 90s dominance built up a national fan base that provides for strong showings across the country. If the team continues to struggle, I could see road crowds taking a bit of a hit. However, you often get people who only get one opportunity every so often to see their team, so they will go even when the team is struggling.
Props to the fans for being the only ones to show up in Week 3.