49ers-Texans: What Can San Fransisco Fans Expect?

Tre FaaborgContributor IOctober 22, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 27: Takeo Spikes #51 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Sidney Rice #18 of the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 27, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 27-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

We've all had nearly two weeks to go through all of the various phases of dealing with a teeth-kicking loss to Atlanta

First there's panic, generally during the game in question, followed shortly thereafter by anger, sadness, shame...you get the picture.

Eventually though we started hearing about offensive line changes, the return of Frank Gore to the starting lineup after an ankle injury...oh yeah...and some guy named Crabtree.

I was particularly encouraged when I read that Crabtree would be sticking around with Alex Smith, Frank Gore, and as it turns out, Josh Morgan—the guy whom, for at least the short-term, Crabtree will supplant in the starting lineup.

Fast forward to now and we have glowing reports of how well Crabtree is progressing, with Morgan's help (which I absolutely love to hear—class guy, class move).

Frank Gore also sounds like he's good to go with a full workload, though I hope that Glen Coffee is used more in relief of Gore than he was in the first two games where he rarely saw the field.

Then there's the "ummm, ok?" move of rotating Adam Snyder and Chilo Rachal at right guard, in essence awarding the job at right tackle to Tony Pashos, who had been rotating with Snyder. 

Again...ummmm, ok? Not sure we'll see drastic improvement in the O-Line's play with this less-than-drastic move, but here's to hoping.

So, here we are just days away from the next game and it just happens to be against a very explosive team who is starting to turn it's early season struggles around.

Yes that's right, the 49ers travel to the Houston Texans house to face Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Steve Slaton, Brian Cushing, Mario Williams, etc.  Need I say more?

As I said, this is a team that is really coming together on both sides of the ball. Kinda reminds me of another team with big offensive firepower and a defense that has come alive recently.

Can't put my finger on who it is.

Oh yeah. The Atlanta Falcons.

Except this time, to top it off, the 49ers won't be on their home field.

I'm excited to see the product we put on the field this week after the bye week and all its developments, but will it have been enough?

What say you 49er faithful?