The New York Giants have won their last two games, and now take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night. Could this be a trap game? I doubt it.
By Vincent Rapisardi
The New York Giants play their second Sunday Night Football game of the year against the San Francisco 49ers this week, which follows their week 4 win against the Buffalo Bills that brought them to the .500 mark at 2-2.
We all watched the game; great game. It really was. But as Bill Belichick would say, “we’re onto San Francisco.”
The 49ers enter this week’s matchup 1-3, losing their last three games by an average of 26 points.
Yeah, it’s been bad.
Not to mention the league’s worst passing game, to go along with league’s most regressed player, being Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick, gives the 49ers as a team the league’s worst passer rating (67.7), and it doesn’t help that he’s been sacked 14 times (tied for third-most in the league).
A far cry from someone who once took part in a Beats Commercial that featured him listening to the song “The Man” through his overpriced headphones.
At one point, Kaepernick was the “the man.” Because he was the only man we had seen bring just about every physical attribute to the table at the quarterback position.
Which even led to then ESPN sports talk show host, Colin Cowherd to call him, “the toughest quarterback to defend in the NFL.”
The biggest problem with the 27-year-old quarterback is his immaturity, and what looks like his inability to evolve on the field.
He’s worn opposing team’s hats, posted childish things on social media, and dresses like a wide receiver rather than a franchise quarterback.
Does this picture below look anything like a franchise quarterback?
Gold chain, headphones, backwards hat, tattoos popping out, tells you where he’s at mentally at this point in his career.
Not to mention, he has directionless head coach, Jim Tomsula who looks more like the guy that fixed your toilet last week than a football coach.
I take a lot from body language, and both the coach and quarterback (the most important two people in any franchise) lack it to the furthest extent, and the results show.
I always felt like Kaepernick was Jim Harbaugh’s project. Almost like a dog on a leash. Without Harbaugh holding onto the leash, who know’s where he ends up.
Even with the Giants anemic pass rush (five sacks on the season), that has a lot to with the defense being the second-worst in the league against the pass, I still think they can fluster and disrupt the erratic 49er signal-caller.
Especially, if they can continue to stop the run like they have this season (allowing only 3.1 yards per carry).
Punter, Brad Wing has downed more teams inside the 20-yard-line than anyone else (12), and if the Giants win the battle for field position, I don’t see the firepower in the 49er offense to combat it.
I know I’m completely destroying Kaepernick, but does anyone else see the resemblance to Squidward Tentacles from the T.V. show “Spongebob” in Kaep?
Maybe it’s just me.
They rank 20th against the pass, and 21 against the run. Being held together with crazy glue by their leader, NaVorro Bowman. Who is the only player on that defense worth noting at this point.
Trap games happen to the best of em’, but going against this poorly coached San Francisco team, with a quarterback who looks checked out, I don’t see where the problem lies for the Giants who have done the little things so well this season.
Giants 31, 49ers 17.
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