Our offense has had a few good plays and a few missed opportunities but they have not looked very consistent. During Jimmy G’s starts last year http://www.sanfrancisco49ersteamonline.com
, it felt like the 49ers had a good chance to do something big on almost every offensive play. There was energy and expectations I had not seen since the ‘90s. Unfortunately, I haven’t felt that same energy the first two weeks of this season.Some people are blaming Jimmy Garoppolo. He has hung onto the ball too long, he is not seeing the open receiver, he is staring down his intended receiver and he is not making good decisions is just some of the accusations I have read on Niners Nation.Some people are blaming the receivers not getting open and some are blaming the offensive line while others look to the Jerrick McKinnon injury for being the blame for our sluggish start.My question is, why are people so unwilling to blame the head coach and offensive coordinator? Most of them get extremely defensive the moment you mention anything about him being held accountable. Holding the coach accountable has become synonymous with saying he is a bad coach and I am not sure why? If you really think Kyle Shanahan is a great coach, why are you being so insecure that no one can question anything he says or does?It is up to Kyle Shanahan to fix what is wrong with the team. If that means bringing in new players, coaching up the ones he has or changing the game plan to get the most out of his players, that is what he is there for. Good or bad San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt
, he is ultimately responsible for the team come game day.Now you might think I am getting down on Kyle Shanahan and you are partially right but it is because of my faith and respect in his coaching abilities that I hold him to such a high standard. I think he has the ability to make the changes we need to be more consistent. Players are not executing at the level he has demanded and opposing coaches have spent time during the off season to plan defensive coverages to slow the 49ers offense down. I have little doubt Shanahan will respond. He is way too smart when it comes to coaching tactics not to. I anxiously am looking forward to see what he comes up with against the Kansas City Chiefs.I sincerely believe Shanahan is the answer to making the whole offense look better. I believe he is also intelligent enough to make some subtle changes that can make Jimmy G’s life easier on game day. It took Matt Ryan two training camps to get Shanahan’s offense down and he was a seasoned veteran quarterback. Perhaps Shanahan might have fed Jimmy Garoppolo too much detail too early? I don’t know? I do know Kyle has a great supporting cast when it comes to breaking down game film and looking for the edge needed to be competitive. Don’t be surprised if the offense looks a little more consistent this week.On another note, Baker Mayfield looked pretty good tonight. He looked like he deserved to be the first pick in the draft.Now onto the hot links:How the 49ers can beat the ChiefsGrant CohnCoaches, teammates backing Ahkello Witherspoon after poor performanceBrad AlmquistJoe Staley picks his one 49ers career roster undoDavid BonillaWhy not trade for Josh Gordon? 49ers’ John Lynch explainsEric BranchFoster says return from suspension is like celebrating holidayMatt MaioccoFoster and Sherman bond as 49ers locker neighborsChris BidermanJohn Lynch: Why 49ers didn’t aggressively pursue Josh GordonDavid Bonilla49ers’ Richard Sherman misses practices with heel injuryEric BranchThree safeties getting extra reps with Jaquiski Tartt injuredKyle MadsonWhat are the Chiefs Saying about the 49ers?Kelana MartinErrors by young 49ers WRs highlight challenges of Shanahan’s system Eric BranchRichard Sherman after watching Steelers defense vs. Chiefs: ‘I think they made it way too complicated’David BonillaRichard Sherman believes Ahkello Witherspoon will ‘respond well’ after rough outingDavid Bonilla49ers RB Matt Breida named the FedEx Ground Player of the WeekDavid BonillaChiefs receivers love their new offenseMike FlorioEzekiel Ansah, LeGarrette Blount expected to play vs. 49ers in Week 2 The Detroit Lions are expected to have a couple key pieces available to them in Week 2 vs. the San Francisco 49ers. Running back LeGarrette Blount and edge rusher Ezekiel Ansah were both listed as questionable on the final injury report, but both are expected to play, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.Ansah suffered a shoulder injury last Monday against the New York Jets, and was limited all week. He is a key cog for their pass rush, in a defense that is already shaky to begin with. Blount suffered a shoulder injury of his own San Francisco 49ers Hats
, but returns to a committee approach at running back. Blount was getting early rushing work on Monday, but he was splitting that with Kerryon Johnson, while Theo Riddick was getting more of the passing down work.Right guard T.J. Lang was ruled out on Friday, and that opens a big opportunity for the 49ers defensive tackles. Left guard Frank Ragnow has struggled thus far, and with a replacement coming at the other guard position, I have to think Robert Saleh will look to dial up pressure in those two spots.