San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) (left) and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers (12) could be facing off for the last time in their respective teams uniforms this Sun Sep 26, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (file photo from Fan Sided)
On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 Jeremiah, The anticipated show coming to Levi Stadium on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers with Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be a test and a show stopper on Sunday.
#2 Rogers whose the superior of the two quarterbacks going on Sunday was one that the Packers had lure back into the fold as Rogers was prepared to go shopping for a new team but Rogers out of dedication to the Packers organization signed on for another season.
#3 Rogers certainly too a lot of criticism after the Packers got crushed by the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome 38-3 during week 1. Rogers just was off missing receivers and the Saints line was in his face all day long.
#4 Last week the Packers won in week 2 against the Detroit Lions 35-17 and got to .500 at 1-1 Rogers under certain show much better improvement including getting more time to throw with a line going 22 for 27 with 255 yards and four touchdowns.
#5 For Jimmy G he’s led San Francisco with two wins in the first two wins of the season with a week 1 win over the Lions 41-33 and a six point win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia 17-11 to go up 2-0. Garoppolo’s line against the Eagles 22-30 for 189 yards and a touchdown.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is laid out by the Buffalo Bills defensive end AJ Espenesa (57) in a first half play that resulted in Tagovailoa breaking his ribs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sun Sep 19, 2021 (AP News photo)
#1 Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) go for their third straight win this time they host the struggling Miami Dolphins (1-1) the Dolphins are coming off a crushing defeat to the Buffalo Bills on their own home field in Miami 35-0 and they’ve got quarterback problems their starter Tua Tagovailoa is benched for Sunday’s game because of rib injuries.
#2 The Dolphins threw quarterback Jacoby Brissett last Sunday against the Bills but Brissett and the Dolphins offense were shutout with Brissett getting plenty of opportunities to throw but just not executing in the end zone going 24-40 for 169 yards and an interception. How do you see Brissett against the Raiders defensive line on Sunday.
#3 The Raiders put the hurt to the Steel Curtain last Sunday in Pittsburgh as the Steelers were mounting injuries including to quarterback Joe Roethlisberger who the Raider defense were able to handle and allow him to throw just one touchdown.
#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went 28-37 for 382 yards and two touchdowns Rich talk about how he was able to move out of the pocket and got a win at Heinz Field last week 26-17.
#5 The Raiders defense has made the difference in their first two games how do you see them sizing up against a struggling Dolphins offense who were shutout last week in Buffalo but just got by the New England Patriots in week 1, 17-16.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) walks off the field after the Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sun Sep 19, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony, just wanted to get your thoughts about the Raiders signing offensive tackle Jackson Barton who was on the New York Giants practice squad. Jackson is valuable considering all the injuries that the Raiders have sustained in weeks 1 & 2.
#2 Tony, just discussing Jackson’s experience he played for the Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs and was a 2019 seventh round draft pick in 2019 from the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Jon Gruden is expecting and depending on big things from Jackson this Sunday in against Miami.
#3 The Raiders are coming off a rather convincing win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday at Heinz Field. Was that win just a matter of great game preparation and hard hitting or the Steelers had so many injuries that they couldn’t withstand the Raiders.
#4 Tony, talk about guard Richie Incognito and his calf injury how much will the Raiders need him on Sunday do you see him returning from last week’s injury this Sunday?
#5 Tony last week Derek Carr threw 28 for 37 for 382 yards and two touchdowns. Carr goes against a struggling Miami defense who were crushed by the Buffalo Bills last Sunday 35-0 on their home field in Miami. This next game is to be played in Vegas talk about how you see this match up between the Dolphins and Raiders.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) drops back to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sun Sep 19, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the 49ers podcast with David:
#1 Dave the 49ers are coming off their second win over the Philadelphia Eagles 17-11 last Sunday. The 49ers have seven injuries key players from last week’s game linebacker Dre Greenlaw groin, defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw knee, cornerback Emmanuel Mosely knee, defensive lineman Dee Ford ankle, linebacker Marcell Harris oblique linebacker, Arik Armstead defensive line.
#2 Dave talk about quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance in Philadelphia throwing 22 for 30 for 189 yards, and one touchdown. Although he didn’t throw for multiple touchdowns he did enough to get the 49ers over the hump for a six point 17-11 win.
#3 Asked why he didn’t use back up quarterback Trey Lance 49ers head coach Shanahan said there was no designated plan to use Lance and there was no urgency either in week 1 or week 2 which actually is a very good place for Shanahan to be in.
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker TJ Watt (90) gets the swoop down on Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) Watt would later leave the game with a injury and watch from the sidelines in the second half at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sun Sep 19, 2021 (AP News photo)
By Rich Perez
The Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) couldn’t withstand the injuries and fell to the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) 26-17 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. One of the key injuries of the game was when outside linebacker TJ Watt left in the first half and it felt like one of the wheels fell off for the Steelers.
Watt was seen on television standing on the sidelines in the second half with uniform off wearing Steelers cap and garb colecting his thoughts. Watt suffered a groin injury and you could feel the tension at Heinz Field which you could cut the Steel Curtain with a butter knife as any adrenaline the Steelers had left them.
The Steelers were coming off a 26-17 opening week win from last Sun Sep 12th in Buffalo but all that was for not as they couldn’t muster any defense against the Raiders. The Raiders had a 9-6 lead after the first half and outscored the Steelers in the second half 17-10 the Steelers offense just fell flat.
Raider quarterback Derek Carr threw 28-37 for 382 yards and two touchdowns and key for Carr he never threw an interception he got protection all day from his offensive line. Other Steelers injuries cornerback Joe Haden and inside linebacker Devin Bush were inactive also suffering from groin injuries.
Steelers defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is out for the season with a fractured ankle and that didn’t take long as the injury happened during the Raiders first possession. Carr threw for a 61 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Henry Ruggs. The offensive line protected Carr so well that he had time to drop back and throw to Ruggs at 50 yards for the score.
Carr dropped back to pass 42 times in the game a lot of opportunities and was sacked twice. Watt got to strip sack Carr in the first half before he left with his injury. The Steelers Melvin Ingram also got the other sack. Carr made it look easy in the second half and had no struggles with the Steeler secondary. After suffering multiple injuries the Steelers looked as if all the wind had been taken out of their sails.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team needs time to grow and next Sunday comes fast after playing a game like they did on Sunday, “Win or lose, we’ve got to grow. We’ve got too many young people, new people in significant roles. They’ve just got to grow in terms of understanding those roles, the details required to win, the skills relative to their position to execute in those critical moments.”
The Raiders will entertain the Miami Dolphins (1-1) who were shut out Sunday by the Buffalo Bills (1-1) 35-0 on their home field in Miami. Kick off at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Sep 26th is at 1:05 pm.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowels will need to improve the blocking game as opposed to his blocking in Detroit last week. He and the 49ers take on the Philadelphia Eagles today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (file photo from 49ers.com)
On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:
#1 Joe, talk about the progress of Brandon Aiyuk who had missed ten days of practice and with Trent Sherfield looking impressive in pre season and opening day last week. Aiyuk is expected to be hard hitting and explosive in his first game back this season in Philadelphia.
#2 Joe, talk about linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles about his ability to defend the run, being successful in blocks and in zone coverage?
#3 Rookie Trey Sermon running back is making his rookie debut on Sunday how big is Sermon with the loss of Raheem Mostert to step up at the running back position.
#4 The 49ers Jeff Kerr was a speculation if he was going to make the 53 man roster coming out of pre season but made the club and battled with the Lions Frank Ragnow last week. This week he takes on the Eagles Jason Kelce. Some of the tackles who struggled against the Lions have been moved to the linebacker position including Kerr. Kerr did have a good game against the Lions.
#5 Joe, the 49ers take on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles last week Hurts just owned the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta with a convincing 32-6 win. Hurts under center threw for 27 for 35, 264 yards, and three touchdown. NFL oddsmakers were shocked by the Eagles performance and their home against the 49ers how much work will it take for the 49ers defense to stop Hurts.
Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Richie Incognito in drills back on Wed May 26, 2021 will not be in Sunday’s line up against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (AP News photo)
On Las Vegas Raiders podcast:
#1 Rich, offensive lineman Richie Incognito will not be in the line up Sunday and Denzelle Good is out for the season the pressure to hold the Steel Curtain Sunday will be on John Simpson like last week against the Ravens. Simpson will have to be on his A game against the Steelers defense Sunday.
#2 Rich, talk about the front seven and how difficult it will be for Raiders center Andre James and the offensive line against the Pittsburgh Steelers front seven Sunday at Heinz Field.
#3 Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs impressed the coaching staff in camp and in practices to earn the job at starting nickel back. The coaches after the Baltimore game said Hobbs hasn’t seen competition until he faces the Steelers Sunday.
#4 Rich, Hunter Renfrow had himself a game the coaches say he was a huge part of the receiving core last Monday night with six catches for 70 yards and of those 59 yards came from catching them in the slot.
#5 The Raiders defense will try and read the Steelers offense all game long Sunday. The Steelers handled the Buffalo Bills in their last win last week 23-16. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 18-32 for 188 yards and threw for one touchdown. How do you see the Raiders defense attempting to shut down Roethlisberger’s game down Sunday?
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts carries the football against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta in the first half of action last Sun Sep 12, 2021 during week 1 (AP News photo)
On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Dre Greenlaw who picked off Detroit Lions quarterback Jerod Goff’s pass for a 39 yard return last Sunday during week one will have surgery for an injured groin. Greenlaw is one of three starters for the 49ers who will be out of the line up this Sunday in week 2 in Philadelphia. Greenlaw is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.
#2 The other two 49ers who will be lost for the rest of the season are cornerback Jason Verett and running back Raheem Mostert out with knee injuries.
#3 Azeez Al-Shaair will taking over Greenlaw’s spot at linebacker Al Shaair impressed head coach Kyle Shanahan in the game in Detroit last Sunday with seven tackles, two of those he threw for loses, and broke up two passes.
#4 The 49ers will used Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles who will be in the starting line up Sunday at strongside linebacker. Flannigan-Fowles was a safety when he came in as a 2019 undrafted free agent.
#5 The Philadelphia Eagles will host the 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for week 2. Last week the Eagles crushed the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta 32-6. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts put the hurts to the Falcons with 27 completions out of 35 throws for 264 yards and three touchdowns. How do you see the Eagles matching up against the 49ers in week 2?
The Las Vegas Raiders match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sun Sep 19th. Here Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to avoid traffic and looks down field for a receiver as Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano (left) tries to break free from the grasps of Steelers Najee Harris (22) on Sun Sep 12, 2021 at Orchard Park NY (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, the Raiders just got by in a wild overtime against the Baltimore Ravens talk about how important Carl Nassib’s strip sack on third and seven that forced a fumble by Ravens quarterback Lemar Jackson.
#2 Jackson during the post game presser said he should have had both hands on the football but it got loose from him and it eventually cost the Ravens the game.
#3 Three plays after the Jackson fumble the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went back to pass and threw a lob type pass to Zay Jones who made the catch and ran it into the end zone for what was the game winner.
#4 Head coach Jon Gruden said that the team is there for each other when they were down 14-0 to the Ravens it wasn’t pretty but when you win against a team like the Ravens that’s saying something.
#5 The Raiders take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field this Sunday at 10 AM the Steelers won their last game pretty convincingly against the Buffalo Bills 23-16 in Buffalo. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 18-32 for 188 yards and a touchdown how do you see the Raiders matching up with the Steelers this Sunday?
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) might have carried his last ball for the 49ers. Mostert is slated for knee surgery after chipping his knee cartilage on Sun Sep 12, 2021 at Ford Field in Detroit (USA Today photo)
On the 49ers podcast with David:
#1 Dave, just wanted to start the program asking you about the torn ACL injury for cornerback Jason Verett in Detroit during the Niners season opener last Sunday Verett is out for the rest of the season. The 49ers called Richard Sherman and have been making calls and watching who would fit in best to replace Verett.
#2 The debate is growing about ripping out the green carpet which caught Verret’s leg and replace carpeted surfaces in the NFL with real grass.
#3 The injury to running back Raheem Mostert in another in a series of injuries related to the carpet at Ford Field as Mostert chipped his knee cartilage and will be out for the rest of the season and will need arthroscopic surgery.
#4 The 49ers last season led the NFL with 32 injured reserve transactions and are in the top 10 in the NFL for the last four seasons.
#5 Taking these and other unmentioned injuries under consideration how much does this change the dimensions of the game plan going into Philadelphia for next Sunday against an Eagles team that won their opening game last Sunday convincingly 32-6 against the Atlanta Falcons.