The humiliation of smashing the Cardinals without Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Green and JJ Watt should be enough punishment for 49ers, but Joe Staley added more after the match.
Per day 49ers in five podcasts, we’ve heard left-handed tackle from 49 former players taking the team to task due to their poor performance on NBC Sports Bay Area.
“They seemed absolutely shocked that the Cardinals would go out and fight in this game. You know, if you go in there with the wrong mindset – it’s the NFL. If you don’t care about business and you get the details and play free football, a game like this will happen.
I thought they came out of my body on either side of the ball. Running over and over, breaking tackles, missed tackles in defense. And then the offensive line… They played their best game last week. They were roughed up by the men at the front for Arizona Cardinals Today. Jimmy was allowed to feel uncomfortable in his pocket there. He was constantly under pressure, so, there are a lot of things to clean, and they don’t have time to clean it. It must be done now.”
After the game, Kyle Shanahan said the coaches spoke to the team about not exhaling once they found out Murray and his teammates wouldn’t play. However, given that Arizona had 437 total attacking yards on Sunday, that practice point doesn’t seem to have taken hold.
Shanahan was also asked why, after five defeats in the last six games and 11 losses in the previous 12 games at Levi’s Stadium, fans of the 49ers should be optimistic about the direction the team is heading going forward. Kyle said it was “unnecessary” to make a big statement about the direction of the franchise.
Team season is all about the sink. A fourth season of Over 10 Losses under Kyle Shanahan seems more likely. Many would say that it is becoming more and more necessary day by day.
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