Unlike the team across the bay, all is not good in niner nation. The 49ers fell to 1-2 after a 18-37 loss to the Seahawks, which is inaccurate in itself because the 49ers scored 15 of their 18 points in garbage time in the 4th Quarter. I'll break down all the facets of the team.
If I could sum up the 49ers offense in one word, I would go with Stagnant. Every time I looked up at the TV we were going 3 and out. Granted, the Seahawks Defense is really good, but it exposed something I and many 49ers fans have seen for awhile. Blaine Gabbert is not now nor never will be the answer at QB1. He is underwhelming in every sense of the word. Our receivers are so underwhelming that we had athletes lined-up outside the stadium trying to take their Jobs (S/o Naj).
The 49ers D did what they could with what they had. When you get thrown back on the Field every 10 minutes, your bound to give up some points. While 418 yards is certainly not great, its hard for me to place to much blame on the Defense after seeing how terrible the offense was. Still, lots of room for improvement.
Any time a team has to punt the ball 7 times in a game, its not great. Add that on to Phil Dawson missing one of his field goals, and our special teams was average at best. probably the best out of the three, but thats really not saying much.
My grade: C+
I'll keep this one real simple: Start Colin Kaepernick. The fan base is ready to give this guy a shot again and so should Chip Kelly. The attempt to dink and dunk and run a west coast/ read option offense does not work with Gabbert at the Helm.
My grade: D
next week we got the cowboys at home, hopefully the 49ers turn it around and show us something. It seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened. Until then....
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