Hey everybody, this is Fooch from Niners Nation. I'd have to imagine Seahawks fans have to be enjoying the struggles of the 49ers. Even bigger is the fact that your Seahawks can eliminate the 49ers from the postseason with a win at Candlestick Park on Sunday. Of course, the NFC West has been so convoluted and confusing that there is no result this weekend that would surprise me.
The 49ers season has been fairly disastrous from day one and some folks would just prefer that another team would just pull the plug and finish this torturous season. While I'd love to still make the playoffs, I can also see some value in just getting this all over with and moving forward into 2011.
You'll get an interesting mix of the 49ers this week. The team has benched Troy Smith and gone back to everyone's favorite whipping boy, Alex Smith. Additionally with Frank Gore finished for the season with a hip injury, Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon will continue splitting running back duties. And the defense? Well when Donald Driver breaks seven tackles for a long TD catch and run, things just aren't going your way.
Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or just laugh in our general direction. Normally, I'd say just stick to questions about the 49ers, but at this point I honestly don't care. 49ers fans have done enough laughing at their own expense that laughs from opposing fans really doesn't make much difference. I'm a fairly beaten-down fan at this point. I'll get some of the other NN folks over here to join in the discussion.