Oh hey, there’s football too!

Lost in all the Giants revelry has been a pretty intriguing season for the Niners. These last couple of weeks, it’s been even more interesting as Colin Kapernick has emerged.
Personally, I’m not entirely sold on the kid just yet. A LOT of QBs have looked good in limited action, and one game certainly falls under that banner. The last time we bought into the hype of small sample size, we ended up watching the team go 2-14 under the likes of Tim Rattay and Cody Pickett. More recently, we’ve seen guys like Kevin Kolb and Matt Flynn cash in a few good games and then fall off the face of the earth (though in Kolb’s defense it was only because he was pounded to a greasy stain on the turf.

That said,Kaepernick has earned another start. Regardless of what the Bears were prepared for, he made several throws that I could not see Alex Smith making, and the game ended in a hurry because of it. Least we forget, teams have been playing to stop the Niner run game for the last five seasons, it’s not like Chicago did something defenses haven’t been doing against Smith for years, and nothing that they won’t continue to do going forward.

So it should be interesting to see what happens against the Saints. If Kaepernick has another great game, it will make pulling him awfully hard, and then it will make keeping Smith on the field after a poor game (or half, or quarter) even tougher.

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44 Responses to Oh hey, there’s football too!

  1. JDR says:

    RE: the Raiders. It’s looking ugly, like 2004-2005 Niners ugly. They are going to need a QB, but I have to wonder if they might not be better off trading down in the 1st and getting two guys who can immediately help the team elsewhere. That is just a completely overmatched team right now.

  2. Chico says:

    His ability to avoid sacks is what’s most impressive about him. I know of one throws you’re talking about JDR – that one down the sideline to Williams. Beautiful.

    The Raiders just coughed up a fumble on a sack and the Bengals strike again. Sorry Shaman and Sandy – I know what it feels like (Cal)

    Once again, thanks for creating this forum where my comment wont get deleted for nothing 😉

  3. shaman138 says:

    Except that Hue MannyPeddy Jackson already traded away draft picks to the team that’s crushing us today for this INT machine moron.

    God, I hate being a Raiders fan

    • JDR says:

      Just changed it back from the end of ATL/TB to see two Raiders getting taken off the field by security, what the hell happened?

      • sandy32koufax says:

        So I woke up VERY late, probably due to the closing down of a local drinking establishment 😉

        Anyway, I switch on the tube and it’s 27-10 in Cincy-no surprise there. I decide to write about how pitiful the Ray-Duhs are and read JD’s comment about Oakland Thu-Glars being escorted off-field by security.

        WTF???

  4. JDR says:

    Aaand, Seattle goes down! Suck it, Carrol!

  5. sandy32koufax says:

    I also read MOB/MOW’s update at Hot Stove doings…$7B-$8B extra in LA coffers to buy or to build the franchise sounds excellent to me.

    Go Blue!

    In CCS playoffs action, my HS alma mater, Wilcox, lost in OT Friday night by not converting a two-pointer that I still question and SI wins against a gritty Mitty (HAH!). Both games were worth the price of admission and all of the linguica induced stomach acid.

  6. shaman138 says:

    Methinks Alex Smith has just become the 9ers backup QB

  7. shaman138 says:

    Oops. Ted Ginn does the full Kyle Williams

  8. sandy32koufax says:

    Fuck Kaepernick can scoot

  9. shaman138 says:

    He is pretty Steve Young-esque

    • sandy32koufax says:

      That’s a bit too much praise this early. Let me see him escape a mighty rush after taking head and body shots and turn a negative into a game changing play.

      Routinely.

  10. shaman138 says:

    Kappy does the full Carson Palmer…bad snap, bad throw

  11. shaman138 says:

    Errr…

  12. sandy32koufax says:

    Right when Buck is saying how the Saints have the takeaway ratio since the start of last season, HUGE interception…

  13. sandy32koufax says:

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

  14. shaman138 says:

    Choking hard is what good teams with no head coach do in big games

  15. sandy32koufax says:

    Shit looking call to me

  16. sandy32koufax says:

    Game is looking over…Green’s anyone?

  17. sandy32koufax says:

    Grey Cup is on!

    Go Argos!

  18. xoot says:

    Not a bad showing for a road game in a noisy dome, huh? Kaepernick is resourceful, but he’s scary, too. That running play in the first half could’ve been a disaster. He slowed down as he came around right end to let his blockers do some work on the D and a Saint tore up behind him. Kaepernick seemed naively poised and confident as he set himself up for, at best, a big hit. On the other hand, the Saints did everything they could to disrupt and confuse and terrorize him, and he handled it pretty well.

    I was running errands, etc., during most of the second half. I’m sure the picks were more entertaining on the tube than on the radio.

  19. sandy32koufax says:

    And TO wins the 100th Grey Cup going away…

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Are you a Raider fan as well, Sandy? Ouch ! ! !

    Cappy had a few bad plays, but the great ones certainly outshined them. He should have taken the sack on the bad snap instead of not getting the proper read on the coverages, and Randy Moss saved him a pick on the miscomminucated play in the end zone, and that run you mentioned. But overall, his pocket awareness aqnd presence is very very good. The deep cross to Walker was just beautiful to watch. He extends plays and usual;ly turns a busted play into something positive. If not for the drive killing penalties ( a couple hiolding calls were awful), the Niners would have gotten more points.

    What really sold me on the kid was the 16 play, 9:26 drive in the 2nd half. Cappy converted 3 3rd downs, and driected the team in a huge time-killing drive. they didn’t get 6, but just for the fact it got the game to 2 scores, and they burned nearly 10 minutes to do that, and keep Brees on the bench was hugely deflating to NO and their fans.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    After that, the Niners D teed off on Brees and sacked him a bunch of times.

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