THE GAME POEM
He dusts a trophy from his highest shelf each night
Reading a name no longer known
His hand moves slowly, left to right
Like brushing leaves off a tombstone of his own
THREE THOUGHTS ON THE 49ERS
- Vance McDonald is developing into a solid tight end and has more catches the last two weeks with Blaine Gabbert under center (10) than in the rest of the season combined (9). The Bears have struggled, especially early, patrolling the middle of the field. They’ll need to be aware of McDonald all afternoon.
- San Francisco is an atrocious road team. They have been outscored 176-71.
- This team is just so damn boring to watch play offense on tape. They’re a worse version of the Chiefs, with everything being thrown underneath and no faith in their pass protections. They have the players to make a few big gains (Boldin, Smith, McDonald) but there’s no consistency from them…ever. This offense is taylor made for the Bears defensive strengths.