I had a good feeling that the San Francisco 49ers would struggle a little bit in the early weeks of this NFL season, what with Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham both not expected to play until at least Week 7. But I thought that Colin Kaepernick would be able to get by with his own two feet, Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin, and especially Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James in the running game. I was wrong, because I am almost always a big dumb dummy.
With the 49ers not using the read option, Kaepernick was an absolute mess this week. At first I really thought that Seattle had given him the yips last week, but then I realized that he just had no receivers to throw to. Either way, it was just brutal watching him play this week, and if you were counting on him as a mid-round answer to the elite QBs this season (*points to self, twice*) chances are you’re probably chewing your finger nails off right now.
You Probably Didn’t Stand A Chance If You Played Against: Drew Brees, I guess.
On the other hand, there were no massive performances this week that could have single-handedly destroyed one team’s chances. There were several receivers who definitely could have contributed heavily in destroying someone’s chances, but the question is, “Were they even started?”
The QBs That Probably Broke Your Hearts In Week 3: Colin Kaepernick, Eli Manning, Matt Schaub, Josh Freeman, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Robert Griffin III, Aaron Rodgers, Michael Vick, Philip Rivers, Jay Cutler, Andrew Luck, Tom Brady
Kaepernick certainly wasn’t alone this week. However, I had the pleasure of not only starting him but also having Matt Schaub on my bench, so I was screwed from the get-go. And if you’re starting Josh Freeman at this point, well, send me your address so I can get you a nice funeral arrangement, because that’s just brutal. As for the rest, that’s two elites and five borderline elites that didn’t even make it to 10 points this week.
I’ve said it after Weeks 1 and 2 and I’ll say it now – this season is f*cking weird so far.