The second coming of 49ers QB Alex Smith has NFL fans around the world about as excited as opening a gas bill.
With just two weeks to go until the 49ers make the longest regular season road trip in their history I have to confess I am not exactly feeling like ‘a six year old on Christmas Day’.
This was supposed to be a team that would ‘hit people in the mouth’ en-route to a division winning record of 11-5 or 12-4.
Instead we have a team that is falling apart at the seams, boasting a giant goose egg in the win column. The evidence for a wasted season is mounting up.
- Head coach Mike Singletary has said in public that there is a ‘rat’ in the organisation
- Veteran safety Mike Lewis asked for his release, and it was granted
- Offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye was sacked
- After 5 weeks the team ranks 31st out of 32 in scoring offence, and 30th in rushing yards
Eight offensive touchdowns in five NFL games is hardly the stuff that Roger Goodell would have imagined when he signed off the agreement for the 49ers to come and play at Wembley on Halloween.
Unless the 49ers can somehow start a miracle run against their local rivals the Oakland Raiders on Sunday then all the fans coming to Wembley will witness a Halloween trick of the most ghoulish proportions.