Another double-dip with the 49ers scrub-ball and Giants possible suck-ball.
First off, the Texans are in town and Harbaugh has promised that we will see plenty of Kaepernick and the rest of the JV squad. Some are grumbling about the starters not getting more PT, but as a fan I personally like it. Starters are incredibly boring in the preseason. Most of the guys are secure in their jobs and the playcalling is completely vanilla. It’s when the scrubs come in that things start to get interesting.
Anyways, the Texans have the ball and we have some football…
Right off the bat: AHMAD BROOKS YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!
Off topic: I’ve always found it ironic that Houston’s football team is called the Texans, when most people in Texas say that Houston is more of an extension of Louisiana than it is a city in Texas. Also, the place is a shithole and all their teams suck.
Niners defense 7, Houston 3. Nice job of clamping down at the end there.
Offense finally gets the ball… Looks like they have a better chance of scoring with the defense out there.
I know it’s early and guys are hurt, but the secondary is really looking soft. Hopefully Fangio’s playing it close to the vest and we see some more blitzing once the games start to count. On cue, Whitner screws up Goldson’s semi-annual interception and Houston has first and goal.
Hey, remember back when TO was still just a tool and not a colossal mega-tool? CBS has footage of that.
It seems getting between Alex Smith and the guy who wants to rip his head off is once again a problem for the o-line. Houston has some monsters up front so it’s understandable, but it might also be time to start worrying about the pass protection.
Okay, now that we’ve reaffirmed that the 49ers are a less-than-stellar football team, let’s see if the Giants can figure out how to put a man across the plate. Rookie Eric Surkamp on the bump.
Halftime and the Niners look, well, less than good? Hopefully it’s just communication problems with the O-line that they’ll smooth out by preseason. If you’re really desperate for signs of encouragement, they went 4-0 in the preseason last year…