Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Canadian9erfan:
sunday should have told us about this team, coming off a embarrassing blowout loss on national tv, coming back home there is no excuse for the putrid display of football put on sunday. maybe sunday did tell us about this team. hope not. lot of things to fix before thursday. when a team is as wounded as we are, they are usually dangerous when backed into a corner. we shall see. the rams always play well vs us and if they smell blood in the water and we show up in a daze, well it may be ugly early and often
Thursday will tell us a lot about the 2013 49ers team.
1. How the team responds/rallies after back to back losses, some injuries, and some tension in the locker room.
2. How will Kaepernick respond after 2 bad games. He is still young and this should tell us a lot about him. We all know Wrs cant get open so how will he create offense and move the team down the field.
3. Who steps up as leaders, and who steps up to fill in for key players (Willis, Aldon,etc).
We all know the Rams are not a team to take lightly, especially in their buidling. With all the NFL "experts" on TV now pointing out our problems and knocking us down in the rankings, its on the team to use that as motivation to step it up. Just cause we were a superbowl favorite before season started doesnt mean teams are going to roll over for you.
Kind of a head scratching situation right now, this is a team with the same personnel (largely) its had over its dominant past 3 years in the NFC. They could blow out the Rams or get blown out again at this point, but clearly something is rotten in the state of Denmark. heh.
On the positive side:
- Bruce Miller played well yesterday, particularly in run blocking.
- Alex Boone. Quietly, the best lineman we have right now.
- Glenn Dorsey. He's turning out to be a fantastic pickup for the 49ers right now. He's playing good football.
- Ahmad Brooks. What's interesting about him is he always seems to be the steady guy. Can rush the passer, stop the run, he's been a consistent performer for us.