SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The greatest way to offer with job insecurity, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula believes, is just not to consider about it.
Basically focus on the following recreation.
And the very best way to get rid of task insecurity?
Make confident that following match is greater than the previous one particular.
For the 2nd week in a row, Tomsula’s coaching tenure gets a little bit of a measuring stick when the 49ers square off with the Arizona Cardinals in a rematch.
Final week’s rematch with the Seattle Seahawks was a blended bag for the 1st-yr mentor.
On a single hand, the 49ers had been a whole lot much more entertaining in their 29-thirteen decline at Seattle than they had been in a twenty-3 snoozer at house 4 weeks before.
Tomsula’s quarterback change from Colin Kaepernick to Blaine Gabbert seems to have been a sensible 1.
Nevertheless, the defensive work against Seattle, arguably the team’s worst of the time, lifted questions about some gamers shedding interest in a missing year.
That protection will get an prospect to make amends Sunday in the rematch with the Cardinals, who swamped the 49ers forty seven-seven on Sept. 27.
It was this kind of a blowout that another respectable effort by Gabbert and at least some defensive improvement would make Tomsula seem excellent by comparison, even if the 49ers were to drop by two touchdowns.
Right after all, the objective is to increase, right?
Nonetheless, one more loss for the three-seven club would equal the quantity of defeats that got final year’s coach fired. And there is even now an additional month to go.
Is Tomsula worried?
“No,” he insisted Wednesday. “We are in a efficiency-based organization, and all of us in it get it. So I never think or perform that way. Just hold my prolonged-term goal is Sunday. It truly is just exactly where I continue to be.”
Sequence Heritage: forty ninth standard-season assembly. 49ers lead, 29-19. The 49ers and Cardinals break up previous year’s two-game sequence, every single profitable at home. The period-ending, twenty-seventeen acquire very last 12 months was San Francisco’s sixth straight victory at house more than the Cardinals, a extend in which the 49ers scored at least twenty details every time. The Cardinals gained the very first conference this year forty seven-seven on Sept. 27, the margin of victory getting the most significant at any time in the collection.
–First factors initial: Will not toss two touchdowns to the other staff in the very first six minutes of the sport as Colin Kaepernick did in the 49ers’ check out to Arizona earlier this season. In truth, the 49ers might take into account not throwing at all early in the sport in opposition to a Cardinals defense that has provided up four hurrying touchdowns in the past two online games.
The 49ers obtained burned by managing back again Chris Johnson (22 carries, a hundred and ten yards, two touchdowns) and wideout Larry Fitzgerald (9 catches, 134 yards, two touchdowns) in the 7 days 3 conference. Even though shutting them the two down may be asking a whole lot, San Francisco would be greatest suggested to concentrate on Fitzgerald as Johnson, two times provided up upon in his job, could be displaying indicators of getting a thirty-year-outdated back again in the 11th sport of his eighth time.
MATCHUPS TO Observe:
–49ers working back again Shaun Draughn vs. Cardinals operate protection.
The 49ers were capable to grind out a seventeen-sixteen earn over the Atlanta Falcons in their previous home game. Draughn acquired ninety six yards on 20 touches in that recreation, and he could locate even a lot more running room towards an Arizona defense that has provided up a total of sixty three details in its past two online games.
–49ers operate protection vs. Cardinals operating back Chris Johnson.
The 49ers manufactured Seattle Seahawks reserve Thomas Rawls appear like a celebrity very last week when he rolled up 209 speeding yards. It was not the first time the San Francisco protection obtained run over this time. A few other backs — including Johnson in Week 3 — topped a hundred yards from them. Johnson’s a hundred and ten-yard work included two touchdowns.
–49ers move defense vs. Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
The 49ers appear to catch a little bit of a split with Fitzgerald’s sidekick, Michael Floyd, hurt and most likely out of Sunday’s recreation. That ought to let them to concentrate more sources on Fitzgerald, which they probably will need. He burned them for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the previously meeting, becoming the initial of five wideouts to prime 100 receiving yards from San Francisco this time.