Thoughts thus far:
The 49ers defense is looking much better than last year. The one touchdown drive was only for thirty yards due to the Alex Smith fumble, the field goal was after a 4th down penalty. Fitzsgerald and Boldin have been quiet and that opening interception. However, they need to do a better job stopping the run.
With the exception of a few Gore runs, the offense has looked bad. Play calling too conservative and the line is not giving Smith any time.
Nice way to start the second half for the 49ers, two false starts to start on the Cardinals. Nice stop by Walt Harris. First round draft pick Patrick Willis in the backfield before Leinart gets a hold of the ball.
Where's the intentional grounding? Leinart tosses it away to no one to avoid a sack. Third crappy call or lack thereof against the Niners thus far.
6 Plays, 5 Penalties for the Cardinals in the third quarter so far, way to go taskmaster Ken Wisenhunt.
This offensive play calling is atrocious, spread it out man. Couldn't Norv Turner work two jobs?
Lame third down call, even if Gore caught it he wouldn't have scored or got the first down.
13-10. 49ers regain the lead, but this is no way to pay tribute to Walsh.
Another nice defensive stop. Eventually we need to actually sack Leinart. This game is more Ditka than Walsh.
Cialis commercial. "E.D." now impotent men have a hip slang word for their homosexuality, er, inability to make love to their wives.
Um, offensive lineman, little advice, it helps to block the defensive guy running towards your quarterback a little bit.
Look at that, give the guy some time, and a third and eight completion! Wow, let's try that a little more.
Alex Smith's soul patch is not helping him hit wide open receivers. Or block for himself.
Wow Ditka says these offenses are too conservative.
Patrick Willis is looking like a great pick so far.
Any crackheads still awake in the East Coast just drifted to sleep at 12:41 AM Eastern Standard time, after that, the 98th punt of the game.
And another quarter ends..hopefully I can stay awake to compose some thoughts for the fourth qu......ZZZZZZ (when I fall asleep I type Z's)
Monday, September 10, 2007
LiveBlogging: 49ers v. Cardinals Monday Night Football (Third Quarter)
Posted by Colonel Mortimer at 8:58 PM
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Wow I hope you stayed awake for the last 3 minutes, because that is the only time the niners O looked good. What a drive! Not sure if the O-line sucked or if it was Smith (best bet is a solid mix) but they pulled it together when it really mattered and won the game. D looked really good even though the officals tried as hard as they could to let the Cardinals back in, sorry Leinart, no Bush, Jarett, White or USC offensive line for you in the NFL!
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