http://49ersnews.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:10:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 49ers Lose Their Second in a Row http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/49ers-lose-second-row/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/49ers-lose-second-row/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:10:58 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9056 The 49ers lost their second in a row. Once again no adjustments and dumbass penalties bite them in the ass.

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I’m not gonna spend much time talking about plays, stats, and whatever is usually said after a win/loss.

I’m just gonna say that this is seriously getting hard to watch, not because of the 49ers (well part of it) but the refs and their bullshit penalties have taken the enjoyment out of the game. I’m not saying the refs were the reason the 49ers lost, but they sure as hell had a lot to do with it…again.

This is the second week in a row, where the refs have thrown flags to keep the opponent in the game and in the end it bit the 49ers in the ass.

I seriously don’t know why this team is playing so crappy in the second half. For the second week in a row the 49ers went into halftime with the lead only to come out and shit the bed. I feel some of the blame falls on OC Greg Roman, I do not think they are involving Gore as much as they do. When Gore gets touches and plays well the 49ers win. They need to regroup and figure this shit out quickly.

Not sure if it the lack of second half adjustments or the team can’t get over the penalities, but whatever it is the team better fix it quick.

Maybe those reports about Harbaugh losing the locker room, might have some legs. Who the hell knows.

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Vine: Carlos Hyde Destroys Rashad Johnson http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-carlos-hyde-destroys-rashad-johnson/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-carlos-hyde-destroys-rashad-johnson/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:11:50 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9053 Vine of Carlos Hyde destroying Cardinals Rashad Johnson to score a touchdown.

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Vine: Touchdown Gore http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-touchdown-gore/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-touchdown-gore/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:44:18 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9049 Frank Gore scores a rushing touchdown against the Bears

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Vine: Train’s Pat Monahan http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-trains-pat-monahan/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-trains-pat-monahan/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:35:38 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9046 Train's Pat Monahan performs the National Anthem to open Levi's Stadium

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Vine: 49ers Welcome the Bears http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-49ers-welcome-bears/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-49ers-welcome-bears/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:26:11 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9043 The 49ers welcome the Bears to Levi's for Sunday Night

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Vine: Gore 10K http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-gore-10k/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-gore-10k/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:22:42 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9040 A permanent place in history, see the Gore 10k jersey at the 49ersMuseum.

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Vine: 49ers vs Bears http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-49ers-vs-bears/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-49ers-vs-bears/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:16:32 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9037 49ers take on the Bears to open Levi's Stadium on Sunday Night

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Vine: Week 1 – 49ers vs Cowboys http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-week-1-49ers-vs-cowboys/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-week-1-49ers-vs-cowboys/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:06:53 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9033 Forty Viners Vine...Week 1 49ers at Cowboys

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Vine: The Catch http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-catch/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/vine-catch/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:04:04 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9031 Vine of the catch as it would be today...

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Preview: Week 3 – 49ers vs Cardinals http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/preview-week-3-49ers-vs-cardinals/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/09/preview-week-3-49ers-vs-cardinals/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:26:34 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9027 Preview: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the matchup between 49ers and Cardinals...

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Friend of the program, Enigma, breaks down the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for this weeks matchup between the 49ers and Cardinals.

The Good

Arizona lost starters DE Darnell Dockett (IR) and LB Daryl Washington (suspension) for the season. Dockett’s backup, Frostee Rucker, is questionable for Sunday’s game.

QB Carson Palmer is also questionable — having missed Arizona’s previous game with a shoulder injury (nerve damage?). Reports vary on how long Palmer will be out, but suffice to say he won’t be at 100% even if he does play.

Palmer’s backup, journeyman QB Drew Stanton, has very limited experience as a starter — five games over six seasons despite being a 2nd-round pick.

In avoiding turnovers, the Cardinals have still managed to have the sixth-worst sack rate in the league — taking a sack roughly on 1 out of every 8 dropbacks.

With plenty of draft capital invested in its OL recently, Arizona still continues to be mediocre up front.

OG Jonathan Cooper (7th overall, 2013) continues to have difficulty breaking into the starting lineup, getting a break of sorts when OG Paul Fanaika was injured in week 1. Faniaka returned to the lineup in week 2, leaving Cooper with only two snaps against the Giants.

Mathieu is being eased back into the lineup — five snaps so far in quarter packages — after an ACL / LCL tear last season. Bucannon also has only played sparingly (goal line).

Arizona’s ILBs, a strength in previous years, are simply trying to avoid being liabilities this season with thirty-four-year-old Larry Foote lining up next to 2013 second-rounder Kevin Minter (first career start in 2014).

Designated pass rusher John Abraham took a leave of absence from the team after sustaining a concussion in week 1 — reportedly going so far as to contemplate retirement. Abraham has returned to the team, but has yet to pass the league’s concussion protocol. His status for Sunday is unknown.

Stanton doesn’t have the same kind of arm strength or touch to routinely test San Francisco’s secondary the way Cutler was able to with Marshall or Bennett.

San Francisco’s 2014 draft class continues to blossom, showing both incremental growth and an increasing impact on the field.

The Bad

Despite missing several starters from last year’s defense, Arizona’s defense has managed to perform well in both of its games in 2014 — allowing 15.5 PPG.

Arizona has managed to avoid turnovers on offense that have plagued the team in prior years.

Second-year running back Andre Ellington continues to impress despite a foot injury.

After decades of mismanagement, the Cardinals appear to have found a respectable GM/HC combination in Steve Keim and Bruce Arians.

WR Larry Fitzgerald looks rejuvenated with the emergency of 2012 first-rounder WR Michael Floyd.

Fitzgerald may also be keenly aware that he may be putting together tape for other teams to evaluate for trade considerations next offseason or perhaps even a veteran cut considering his $23.6 M cap number in 2015. Possibly with that in mind, the Cardinals finally boast a well-rounded WR group behind Fitz: Floyd, Ted Ginn Jr., rookie jitterbug (and Pittsburgh State alum) John Brown, and Jaron Brown.

Ginn has been made it known that he thought he was underutilized on offense in San Francisco. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him see significant time on offense this week.

Due deference to Seattle aside, Arizona may have the most talented secondary in the league: CB Patrick Peterson, CB Antonio Cromartie, S Tyrann Mathieu, S Deone Bucannon.

Arians continues to mix it up on offense, utilizing a lot a larger portion of the playbook than the “toss it up to Fitz” motto of previous years. This includes getting TEs a lot more involved including two TE looks >60% of the time.

Justin Smith has been the only 49er able to generate defensive pressure consistently. The OLBs have been sluggish — particularly Ahmad Brooks.

Various 49ers are nursing injuries that will likely limit their effectiveness (Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald) or availability for the game (Anthony Davis, Tramaine Brock).

The Ugly

Last week.

San Francisco leads the series 28-17. Interestingly, Arizona won 7 of the first 10 meetings between the two clubs. The remainder of the series hasn’t been as kind. The 49ers have won 9 of the last 10 dating back to the 2009 season — including the last four meetings.

Last Two Meetings

October 13, 2013 – 49ers 32, Cardinals 20 – The 49ers controlled much of the game, but it remained a one-score match until late in the 4th quarter when San Francisco put the game out of reach. San Francisco’s defense gave up 403 yards, but also came away with four turnovers and a safety, which proved to be decisive. Vernon Davis has a big day: 8 catches, 180 yards, 2 TDs. Frank Gore was his usual self: 25 carries for 101 yards. Notably, 49ers WRs only caught five passes on the day.

December 29, 2013 – 49ers 23, Cardinals 20 – It what’s been an unfortunate theme as of late, the 49ers dominated early but became stagnant for much of the game allowing their opponent to creep back in it.

San Francisco forced a 3 and out on Arizona’s first drive. The 49ers’ first drive stalled on three incomplete passes from the 8-yardline, settling for a 27-yard FG. Next, NaVorro Bowman intercepted Palmer to set up another redone opportunity with Boldin catching a TD. Arizona’s first sustained drive resulted in a missed FG, with the 49ers needing only four plays to go up 17-0. Anquan Boldin put in work with 7 catches for 117 yards and a TD in the first quarter.

The 49ers allowed Arizona to score 17 straight to tie the game, traded FGs to put it at 20 all, and found themselves staring at overtime. With 34 seconds left in the game, LaMichael James came up big with a 41-yard kickoff return setting up the team at its own 36-yardline. Colin Kaepernick found Boldin for 18 yards, bringing the ball to the Arizona 46 before calling timeout. Despite that timeout, the team managed a delay of game penalty (back to the SF 49). Enter Quinton Patton’s third (and biggest) catch of the year: 29 yards down to the Arizona 22. Timeout #3 + Phil Dawson = 49ers 23, Cardinals 20.

Without Bruce Miller, the running game was held in check. Gore carried 13 times for 14 yards. The Cardinals piled up big yardage (482 yards), but had two turnovers and missed two FGs.

Looking For …

Some semblance of a pass rush outside of Justin Smith.

Fewer read-action plays for Kaepernick.

Winning the turnover differential.

More than 13 carries for Gore.

Taking shots deep.

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