Is anyone else tired of three yards and a cloud of dust?
Alex Smith, and Jimmy Raye have combined for the second time in three games to produce nothing but disappointment for the faithful. There was nothing but failure all over the field.
Not in any phase of the game did the 49ers look good. So first let's look at the offense and just how offensive they looked.
The offensive line and I mean "offensive" couldn't get any movement upfront. Numerous penalties and missed assignments seem to be the norm these days. Alex Smith well looked like Alex Smith. Inconsistency, poorly thrown balls, and bad decisions highlighted his day.
Jimmy Raye and Mike Singletary's stubbornness to stray from the run once again spelled doom for the 49ers. With Kansas City having two rookies starting on the outside, Raye refused to take advantage of that with passes to the outside receivers. What we did see from the offensive unit was what we have unfortunately become accustomed too. Three plays and a cloud of dust. How fun to watch!!!
After the Saints game, Frank Gore whined about not getting enough touches. This week the 49ers stuck with him to long. Bottom line, poor preparation again.
The offensive coaching staff seems not to game plan very well for what the opposing team is going to do. Instead they just run the same plays week-in-and-week-out, which makes them very predictable.
The supposed heart of the 49ers, its defense, turned in its worst performance of the season. They couldn't stop the run or what few passes the Chiefs threw.
Singletary's decision to stick with its current crop of outside linebackers is even more suspect. Today they failed to maintain outside containment and force the play back into the strength of the defense. Not to mention the lack of pressure brought by the entire defensive unit.
Special teams continues to be a problem with this team. Poor returns and coverage on punts and kickoffs once again led to bad field position for the 49ers and great field position for the opposition.
The entire coaching staff at this point is all suspect. Not one coach seemed to have an adequate gameplan in place to stop the Chiefs.
On a personal closing note. Papa I know you were watching the game and feel as sick as I do about it. Not one player or coach on the team is without blame. Looks like we are in for another long season.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!