The Atlanta Falcons let up a little bit during the 2nd quarter and for limited time, offered San Francisco a glimmer of hope. Colin Kaepernick began to pick apart a secondary that appeared confused and left gaping holes in the zone. The 45-yard completion to Blake Bell, Carlos Hyde’s 17-yard run, and Devonta Freeman’s fumble inside the 1-yard line. Suffce to say, the 2nd quarter of Sunday’s game is one we all would like to forget.
The broadcast began very awkward as an apparently-crooked goalpost caused a 10-minute delay. There’s still no word on what caused the issue, but chances are some yahoo dunked on it during the pregame. Either way, the goalposts being level didn’t matter. The 49ers didn’t attempt any field goals and Matt Bryant would’ve made both of his tries if the goal posts were upside down.
I’ve always wondered what I would look like with an Afro…and I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be as bad as Colin Kaepernick. Many people can pull off the Afro, but the 49ers’ quarterback isn’t one of them. The skinny head and big nose; Kaepernick probably should visit the barber sooner than later. I understand and respect his show of ethnic pride but let’s be honest, the Afro may end up the symbol of the worst season of his career.
And for what its worth, I did feel bad for Kaepernick a couple of times on Sunday. There were a few plays he couldn’t buy a catch from his receivers. Kaepernick is likely to move on from San Franciso after the season and compete for a starting job elsewhere. Some don’t think he has it but I’ll argue he’s a better option than what’s currently in Cleveland, Denver, Buffalo, and Houston.