The Frequency 49 Show: San Francisco 49ers Podcast
S5 E12 Why the panic?

S5 E12 Why the panic?

November 15, 2019

Liisa makes her first appearance on the show to join Kat, Dipak and James in reviewing the first loss of the season. The cast also look ahead to the second clash against Arizona in three weeks.

 

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Researchers: Marc Lyon, Kat Victorino

Pick 6 challenge: Ross Irwin

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Editor: Steven Box

S5 E11 The Quest For The West!!

S5 E11 The Quest For The West!!

November 10, 2019

Kat returns to host with Dipak and Nathaniel to review the game against the Cardinals. Also the cast preview the up and coming Monday night game at Levi against the Seahawks.

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S5 E10 Bosa 7 Games - 49ers 7 Games!!

S5 E10 Bosa 7 Games - 49ers 7 Games!!

October 30, 2019

Paul the frequency's original presenter joins Dipak and James to discuss the dominant performance against the Panthers and review the up/coming game against the Cardinals.

The cast and the team would like to send well wishes to all the people caught up in the fires in North California. Particularly our current presenter Kat Victorino her husband Joe and family. Keep safe guys.

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Editor: Nathaniel Dindar

S5 E9 Making a splash

S5 E9 Making a splash

October 25, 2019

Kat is joined by Simon and Kim to look back at 'Mud Bowl' as the Niners beat the Washington Redskins.

They also analyse the trade for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and preview the visit of the Carolina Panthers.

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Music: audionautix.com

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Pick 6 challenge: Ross Irwin

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Editor: Steven Box

Wide Write with Rob Newell

Wide Write with Rob Newell

October 24, 2019

The Jimmy G Question

 

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There is no doubt that great Quarterback play is synonymous with the San Francisco 49ers franchise, be it YA Tittle, Steve DeBerg, Joe Montana or Steve Young, so simply being QB1 on the 49ers depth chart carries with it a certain amount of pressure, so is the current incumbent of that position, James Richard Garoppolo or Jimmy G or even Jimmy GQ as everyone refers to him, the latest in that line or simply put is he the elite level franchise QB that the 49ers fans are looking out for?

When I ask you to think of Jimmy G, what sort of Quarterbacks are you automatically comparing him to?  As Harvey Keitel says in the Direct Line adverts, comparing is good, but are you comparing apples with apples? When you think of Jimmy G, you are putting him in the mix comparison wise with Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, even his former mentor Tom Brady I would be prepared to wager, but is that really a fair comparison, are you comparing apples with apples.  I appreciate the money that the 49ers paid him, put him in that mix in many ways, which is a little unfair to him.  At the time of the contract there was a lot of talk about if Jimmy G would be the choice or would Kyle Shanahan go after Kirk Cousins after their time in Washington remember.

Let me ask you another question, how many games do you think Jimmy G has played? I know he has been in the league for a few years, but how many games has he started?  The answer you may be surprised to know is actually 16 games that he has started, so basically, he has the equivalent amount of experience to a rookie QB who has played one season, think Baker Mayfield in Cleveland, Josh Allen in Buffalo, to a lesser extent Sam Darnold for the Jets, does that make you assess what Jimmy has done any differently in that class?

In those 16 starts he has thrown for just over 4,000 yards and thrown 23 touchdowns to 14 Interceptions with a QBR of just over 95, would you be happy with that with a full rookie season?  I would bet you would bite the arm off anyone who offered you a debut season like that, oh and let’s not forget his teams are 14-2 over those 16 games.  That would be the sort of season that any QB of any experience level would love to have, a career year for most even.

Ok, you will tell me fairly enough that he has been a backup and had experience of coming in an playing mop up duty before starting games, I respect that viewpoint, however I could spend two years learning to fly in a simulator, but when it comes to taking the controls in a real live cockpit and having responsibility for a plane full of passengers, it’s still sink or swim time, just because you have seen it doesn’t mean that you can actually do it.  You still must prove yourself, just like the hot-shot rookie coming out of college with his shiny new Heisman Trophy.

So I put it to you that in those like for like circumstances, Jimmy G is the Direct Line and the others named the compare the market of QB’s.  Does he still make a bonehead play or two each game, Yes.  Do the other second year QB’s do likewise, Yes.  Will they grow out of that, if they are elite QB’s then yes they will.  In first full season, Brady threw for 2,843 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a guide and look what he turned into.

We all want to win, and win now and this season the 49ers are doing just that, but lets give Jimmy G some room to develop into what he is going to be.  The money that was paid was the going rate at the time, lets not use that to drag down his performances in our eyes but rather view them in a more illuminated light.  This season the Steelers game showed what a tough competitor he is, despite an injury prone reputation previously, and the man finds a way to win.  Is he elite?  Kyle Shanahan seems to believe that he has the potential and when it comes to offence that is enough for me.

Now on to Carolina.

 

Wide Write with Rob Newell

Wide Write with Rob Newell

October 23, 2019

San FranSplishGo

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After a wonderfully weird wet weekend in Washington DC, the 49ers emerged with a 9-0 victory and the unbeaten run continued to 6-0 for the season, and we really must thank Daniel Snyder for organising a wonderful slip and slide party for his guests from California, what a wonderful show of generosity from the owner of the Redskins.  Three Robbie Gould field goals on a day when trying to touch the ball itself was an adventure would prove to be more than enough, as the 49ers defence would once again show their quality to pitch a shut out on the road, and the confidence is rising, as Kyle Shanahan said in the locker room after the game, any team, any field, any conditions…

Nature may well be the great leveller, and to a certain extent, we all love it when the weather turns things upside down, like the fog games in Chicago, the snow games in Buffalo and now the rain in Washington, but beyond the obvious enjoyment factor what the hell are we doing in this day and age where we can be playing professional sports on a field like we saw last Sunday.  If this was still the old RFK stadium I could understand it a hell of a lot more, but we are not at RFK anymore.  This is FedEx Field and the Redskins are owned by one of the richest owners in the league, there is no excuse for that surface, which was bordering on dangerous.

Allow me to compare things to our own version of football for a minute, I regularly attend my local league two side in Exeter and believe me it rains a lot in Exeter as well, but I have never seen that pitch as bad as what was on display in Washington, and that is on a league two budget.  It notoriously rains in Manchester, but have you seen United or City play on surfaces that are less than perfect, Is it too much to expect that with the resources of the NFL and Dan Snyder himself that there could not have been better undersoil heating and drainage to present a better field for that game.

Anyway, back to the game and the players certainly seemed to enjoy themselves, Richard Sherman dubbed the Niners champions of the Mud Bowl 2019, and this was certainly a throwback to the older days where games were given titles like that.  For the Redskins side of things I must say that I thought Adrian Peterson showed signs that he still has it, as the Redskins started the game with seven straight runs from the future Hall of Famer, but the Niners defence was not going to fooled too often by that and on a day where it was either run the ball or nothing, frequently nothing it must be noted, the Redskins were held to a team total of 104 yards rushing, Case Keenum only attempted twelve passes the entire game for 77 yards, thus meaning the Redskins were restricted to 181 yards of total offence, plus the defence posted three sacks and seven further tackles for loss.

In comparison the run heavy offence of the 49ers attempted 21 passes for 151 yards and still managed 137 yards on the ground, to mean the Niners posted over a 100 yards more offence, but if your going to play a game that looks like it belongs in the John Madden – Pat Summerall (apologies to newer NFL fans) commentary era, then you need somebody to play like players from that era and for the Niners offence that player is George Kittle.  Every week this man makes a name for himself, and as the shirts got muddier and the field splashed higher and higher with every step, Kittle was immense, blocking, receiving and how many tight ends do you see used to carry the ball in the run game, no doubt Kittle would have been one of the players on the Madden bus after the game.

Tevin Coleman’s return from injury is looking good, 20 carries on that surface will have tested him more than many a work out every could, and yes from the offensive point of view we did have the now traditional Jimmy Garoppolo interception, but this one was perhaps more understandable, and there were further signs of lessons learned from Tom Brady on display from Jimmy G again as he sneaked a conversion on 3rd and 1, also on the disguised run plays you frequently see Jimmy G showing a fake throwing motion that did freeze the secondary a couple of times in this game, however unlike Brady, Jimmy G showed he can escape pressure at times and even picked up a first down on a long scramble.

I said earlier that George Kittle would have made it to the Madden Bus, the other Niners player would have been there with him was rookie DE Nick Bosa, as he fittingly ended the game with a sack and went for a sliding water angel celebration with his DL colleagues that scored a good 10.0 from the judges.  I have said it before and I will say it again now, Bosa is on course for defensive rookie of the year and even in the conversation for defensive player of the year, and bear in mind that he didn’t play after week three of his final college season, he is still warming up and frighteningly for everyone he is going to get better. Shout out too for the performances Dee Ford is putting in considering he is hardly training and likely to need surgery after the season.

So 6-0 and the Niners can slide straight on to week 8 and the Carolina Panthers, who will be without Cam Newton so the DLine will be keying on Christian McCaffery who is a huge threat in the running and passing games, meanwhile Kyle Shanahan's offence has a new toy in Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos, the trade was pushed through so that Sanders can be available for this Sunday, and in further good news Joe Staley is due back in training this week.

So come rain or shine, it’s a good time to be a Niner.  Ian Rappaport can say what he wants the Niners are for real.

 

S5 E8 The 49ers own LA

S5 E8 The 49ers own LA

October 18, 2019

Paul and Simon join Kat to reflect on another win for the 49ers, this time against the reigning NFC champions.

They also look ahead to the clash at the Washington Redskins.

If you would like to get involved by casting or the more technical side of podcasts, do not hesitate to contact any of the people below or cast.

Let's go NINERS!!!

Music: audionautix.com

Researchers: Marc Lyon, Kat Victorino

Pick 6 challenge: Ross Irwin

Social media: Jason Argo

Editor: Steven Box

Wide Write with Rob Newell

Wide Write with Rob Newell

October 17, 2019

Levi 5 - 0 - Won

They say that your dreams can tell a lot about a person.  But I have a feeling that a lot of you have had the same exact dream as me this week, the one where our team coming off a bye week which going into we had looked incredibly off kilter on offence to say the least and were asked to play the most hyped team in the NFL and then last years Super Bowl team and divisional rivals in just under a week, and not only did we win those games in the dream, we won them convincingly.  But that’s the thing about dreams anything can happen, but when you wake up and the realisation sets in over that first sip of coffee, reality has a habit of kicking you up the backside.

However, I woke up, I had that sip of coffee and the crazy reality became clear, the San Francisco 49ers are 5-0 for the first time in just over 30 years , the Cleveland Browns with the hardest working man in TV advertising playing QB for them and the Los Angeles Rams with the apparent brightest young coach in the league, have been vanquished, and dispatched with relative unknown ease to the extent that it wasn’t comfortable and surely the wheels would fall off any moment now in suspicious circumstance, but no such freakish events would occur.  The wins were not without sacrifice to the football gods though, already missing LT Joe Staley, let’s take away RT Mike McGlinchy and FB Kyle Juszczyk, from the offence and put them up against Aaron Donald and the fierce Rams DL that will stop them and restore balance surely? Almost worked too, The Rams held the Niners rushing attack which had racked up over 800 yards in their first four games to just under 100 yards on the day, but at the cost of letting George Kittle have a big day.

From the moment the 49ers answered the Rams opening scoring drive, this game was virtually over, in fact you could almost pinpoint a specific moment, on a 3rd and 8 the Niners failed to make the required yardage only for the Rams to pick up a holding penalty.  3rd and 8 became 3rd and 3 instead, the next play saw the first down picked up and the Niners would march down and score.  The Rams would come close to swinging momentum back their way when they got to the shadow of the 49ers goal-line but as was the case on every 3rd and 4th down on the day the 49ers defence would win the play.

The media have raved about Nick Bosa against the Browns, but with the caveat that it was the Browns O-Line, but in the Rams game we would see reality, Andrew Whitworth the anchor of the Super Bowl line, would be up against Bosa and that would put the rookie back in his box, but alas that was wrong too, Bosa pushed Whitworth around all day and treated him like a raggedy doll at times, the Niners defence was so dominant that at two scores up midway through the third quarter, Kyle Shanahan was content to play 4 min offence.  Run the ball three times, snapping it on 1 or 2 seconds on the shot clock then punt it back down to the Rams 20 yard line and let the defence go get them, several time the Rams feared offence admittedly without Gurley went backwards rather than forwards and then the cycle would start again.

Big shout out to the Niners fans who went to the game, there was an awful lot of Red in the stadium, and they could celebrate opening a three-game lead over the Rams in the divisional race, in the Rams own back yard.

As well as Bosa has done, and lets remember he is not yet 100% as he has returned from injury that cost him a lot of pre-season, he is not alone on that DL, and all of them are making plays, Dee Ford on the opposite side of Bosa causes havoc and we are starting to see plays now with Ford and Bosa lined up side by side, whilst DeForest Buckner remains a top level inside lineman and gets after the QB and the improvement in Arik Armstead this season has been very noticeable.  The defence overall going from NFL history worst in takeaways last season, now a league leading unit in 2019.  A second season under the same co-ordinator helps the impact of Joe Woods being felt in the defensive backfield coaching role as well maybe?

Going forward, the injuries are a problem, and with so many being reported as four to six weeks some social media channels currently calling the Niners the San Francisco four to six weekers instead, we may need to see improvements in this area though, the two backup tackles are playing well when you consider what a backup tackle should do, but are a drop-off from the starters for a reason, and Juszczyk gives so many options to disguise a running or pass play from very similar formations and personnel groups that having him out will hurt.

Also I would like to see just a little more ball security from Jimmy Garoppolo, for a team that run the ball so often, there is still that avoidable INT from him each week and at the moment the quality of the Niners defence in getting the ball back is bailing him out, but Jimmy is tough as the Steelers game showed and I trust that he will get this under control, he is also a winner as his 11-2 starting record shows.  Whilst backing up Tom Brady, Jimmy G was in an offence with a bunch of underrated receivers, a dominant Tight End and an emerging running game, how times have changed now he is in San Francisco...

Ironically enough for that comparison to really hold water, the Patriots are the only other undefeated team in the league, maybe things haven’t changed much for Jimmy G after all, just a better tan now.  The Niners move on to play the Washington franchise with their interim head coach and a desire to give the ball to Adrian Peterson, Kyle Shanahan a former coach in Washington of course and I am sure he is dreaming up ways to beat his former employers.

Now it must be time for another dream, where was I, oh yes! 6 and 0 sounds very nice for starters.

S5 E7 Flying the flag for the defence

S5 E7 Flying the flag for the defence

October 11, 2019

Kat is joined by Dipak and James to ask if the 49ers can go the whole season unbeaten!

They also look ahead to the clash at the Los Angeles Rams.

If you would like to get involved by casting or the more technical side of podcasts, do not hesitate to contact any of the people below or cast.

Let's go NINERS!!!

Music: Audionautix.com

Researchers: Marc Lyon, Kat Victorino

Pick 6 challenge: Ross Irwin

Social media: Jason Argo

Editor: Steven Box

S5 E6 A Win’s A Win A Win

S5 E6 A Win’s A Win A Win

September 30, 2019

This week Kat is joined by Dipak and Kim previewing the last game against the steelers and analysing the team's performance.

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Credits:
Music: Audionautix.com
Researchers: Marc Lyon, Kat Victorino
Pick 6 Challenge: Ross Irwin
Social Media: Jason Argo
Editor: Nathaniel James