Didn't every other NFL team? 49 ers. Cincinnati. They have 2 rookies. Rookie QB throwing to rookie receiver.
Denver was in much worse spot than we are. They are about to break .500 with The Golden Calf of Bristol and our old coach. No way was Denver in a better spot than us at the start of this season. Fox switched QB's 3 times and had to rip out his playbook again 3 weeks ago.
I'm tired of hearing excuses. There was only one reason we didn't win those games today and it has nothing to do with us not having the talent. We sucked in the 4th quarter. Cam blows it in tied or even games under pressure.
It's sickening for people to think that any amount of waiting, FA, and trading will ever repair poor execution. It won't. You can have an all-star team but if you play bad, you're gonna lose.
What you're failing to mention is the DEFENSES
of Cincinatti and also the 49ers. If memory serves the 49ers are top 3-5 in all major defensive categories while the Bengals are top 7-10 in those same defensive categories. Care to take a stab at where our defens is...we're 31st in PPG Defense (26.3), and we're giving up over 360 total yards per game, while on avg 138 of the 360is from the rushing attacks of other teams.
Did you know that San Francisco was giving up just HALF
of what we are when it comes to the running game of other teams (just above 70 ypg), and up until Sunday hadn't given up a rushing score...Meanwhile Cincinatti is
5th in ppg allowed at (18), 5th in total yards (304.2) and 86.8 of those yards go to the opposing teams rushing attack.
Sensing a theme here yet...our defense isn't good enough to help our offense out at this point. Our D-Line is weak against the run, and our LB's are slow, and a non-factor without Beason and Davis. Give us a top 15 defense overall that creates turnovers (which we haven't done well all season) to give us some shorter fields.
And your comments about Cam, damn bruh it's like you don't even watch the games...what's blown it for us is penalties offensively/defensively. The ONLY reason we're in these games that we're in is because of Cam, we had Smitty in 09, 2010, and he didn't play this way there are several factors (schemes, and QB's) but enter Cam and Smith is just under or over 1,000 yards after 9 games when he had like 600 somethign last year. Stop with the ignorance.