NFL  > San Francisco 49ers  > Chaos in 49erland? What to expect during a Monday Night Home game against New Orleans?
September 15, 2010, 10:17 PM
The Cards and Rams should lose their games, Seattle @ Denver, more difficult but I'm taking the Broncos. So that brings us to Monday @ San Francisco vs New Orleans ( the 49ers will be able to play the game knowing that they can't drop any further in the NFC West and could jump into 3rd place). Before the season started I gave this game to New Orleans. Will the halftime festivities honoring Jerry Rice for his induction to the NFL Hall of Fame give them inspiration? Will the game be close? Can the 49ers offense score a TD? I actually feel sorry for Smith because although he will be at home all it will take is one errant pass, or his penchant for holding on to the ball too long resulting in a sack that will draw the boos from the fans. So if Singletary sees his QB being humiliated by the opposing team and the home field fans, what will he do? Of coarse a miracle could happen and the 49ers could win and everything might be forgiven and dreams of a +.500 season and the playoffs could again enter the minds of the fans.
September 15, 2010  10:49 PM ET
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Saints 38 49ers 10

Based on last week's performance, those 10 points would have to be the result of turnovers or special teams play.

September 16, 2010  08:01 AM ET

To paraphrase an SI writer, both the head coach and the starting quarterback are still trying to figure out what the heck they're doing. My confidence in the former is waning. My confidence in the latter is gone. I'm not advocating their dismissal during the season but, all bets are off after that. Can them both if they fail to meet expectations.

September 16, 2010  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

To paraphrase an SI writer, both the head coach and the starting quarterback are still trying to figure out what the heck they're doing. My confidence in the former is waning. My confidence in the latter is gone. I'm not advocating their dismissal during the season but, all bets are off after that. Can them both if they fail to meet expectations.

There are 2 reasons why I'm against firing anyone until after the season 1. You allow those that support the QB or Coach to say that "Oh you didn't give him a fair chance" 2. Unless there is a great QB or Coach sitting alone in his living room waiting to be picked up then wait until after the season when out of work coaches and QB's abound and you don't have to be so hasty in your decision. If you were to compare this season to a 200 high hurdle race then you could say that we didn't hear the starter gun or we tripped coming out of the starting blocks, so now can we clear any hurdles or ever finish the race?

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September 17, 2010  10:50 PM ET

Peter King predicted an upset of the Saints.

I agree. 49ers always play NO full on, they just overlooked Seattle a little bit.

Gonna be close!

September 17, 2010  10:54 PM ET

Well, Singletary may have just jinxed the 49ers. He's pretty confident though!

http://tinyurl.com/29y2pcb

September 18, 2010  12:42 PM ET

Singletary has maintained that he doesn't know much about the offense. His offensive coordinator has never spent more than 2 years as any teams OC, then you have both of them with this strange fascination with Alex Smith and making excuses for him. If the 49ers start out 0-3 then they need to give Carr a chance and if neither Carr nor Smith can make Jimmy Rayes offense work then you need to realize that the problem is with the OC, and if the head coach can't realize that then he shouldn't be the head coach.

September 18, 2010  12:48 PM ET

The local press claims that there is a RAT in the 49er organization that is spilling the beans as to what is being said in coaching and player meetings.

September 18, 2010  01:28 PM ET

Cards@ Falcons*, Bears@ Cowboys*, Steelers@ Titans*, Ravens@ Bengals*,* Eagles@ Lions, Dolphins@ Vikings*,*Cheifs@ Browns, Buccs@ Panthers*, Bills@ Packers*, Rams@ Raiders*, *Seahawks@ Broncos, *Texans@ Redskins, *Patriots@ Jets, Jags@ Chargers*, Giants@ Colts*, *Saints @ 49ers. Can Washington make it 2 in a row over teams from Texas? Is it in the stars? (*=winner of game straight up, no spread).

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September 22, 2010  01:05 AM ET

San Francisco showed that they have the potential to be a very good team, they played very hard and never gave up. This was one of those games in which the New Orleans Saints didn't win the game but instead the 49ers lost the game with crucial errors.

 
September 30, 2010  04:20 AM ET
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Saints 38 49ers 10

247 to -13. Dit-ka will find a way....uh, I mean Singletary and A Smith

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