According to Mr Gillikin,
I’m a devout Denver Broncos fan and since they’re on a bye this weekend I decided to write about my favorite game of the week.
So without further ado…
3-0 Philly heads West to take on the Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick led 2-1 49ers.
The 9ers have been touted as one of the leagues top teams since, well….since March. I have been very open in disagreeing with the assessment and I really don’t understand why people think this is a top 3 or even top 5 team.
“Look at their defense”, “Look at their depth”, “Look at their QB”, “Look at their coach”.
Blah blah you don’t know what you’re talking about blah.
The last few seasons their defense has been near the top in the league and they got consistent production from their front seven and backfield. BUT then they lost their best D player, Navorro Bowman to a brutal ACL tear in the postseason. They lost superstar pass rusher Aldon Smith to…being an idiot. They lost Big hitting Safety Whitner to the Browns (the Cleveland Browns that is…..) They lost more depth to free agency or just to cuts and now have a top CB with the name of Tremaine Brock….ever heard of him? Point is, the defense isn’t as good as it was and there’s no reason to think it’ll be an elite defense all season.
As for their depth, the only position I see it all that clearly is at WR. Boldin, Crabtree, Brandon Lloyd, Stevie Johnson…respectable. But great? Eh. Their best receiver is Tight End, Vernon Davis. The receiving corp is wildly unpredictable and I don’t even know if they’re a strength of the team. As for the depth on the rest of the team….I don’t see it. I imagine people smarter than me can point out where the depth is but as an outside observer and impartial fan, I don’t see the incredible depth that people keep talking about.
As for their QB….he has the skills, he has the arm, the legs and the talent around him but there’s one thing it appears he doesn’t have and it’s rather important. A brain. He makes way too many mistakes to be even mentioned in the same breath as Russell Wilson or Andrew Luck and in some ways I think Alex Smith gives a team a better shot at winning a game. Disagree? Good for you.
Jim Harbaugh is all fire and brimstone and gutsy and ballsy and a winner and etc,…I see a guy who loses his cool and has lost the locker room. Again, 49ers fans keep telling me that it’s a bunch of crap and I know nothing and I should just stop talking about things I know nothing about. Well, ask any “expert”, something is NOT right about this team. Something is off and as the saying goes, where there’s smoke there’s fire and I’m seeing a lot of smoke.
In other words, the 49ers are the most overrated team in the NFL this season and I don’t even have them as a top ten team.
Oh, there’s another team in this match up? Right…the Iggles.