The 49ers can’t even score without things going wrong.
On the final play from scrimmage Sunday, Alex Smith tossed a touchdown to Josh Morgan to make the score 31-10. Morgan hurt his knee on the play.
The ugly end was typical of an afternoon full of embarrasing moments. Quarterback Alex Smith had a comical number of short attempts on third-and-long that led to a punt. The 49ers called three straight running plays up the middle when trailing 24-3 with 16 minutes left.
The 49ers simply couldn’t answer what the Chiefs defense threw at them. One 49ers source told Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay Area that the Chiefs defense often called out the 49ers’ plays correctly before the snap. The 49ers formation reportedly made them predictable.
Despite the disastrous outing, 49ers coach Mike Singletary remains committed to offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye. He said Raye will remain the team’s coordinator the rest of the season. Maiocco speculates quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson could have a bigger role, though.
“We all have a hand in this, whether it’s play-calling or execution. We all could’ve done better,” Smith said after the game.
Singletary needs to find solutions fast with a visit to Atlanta next on the schedule. Thus far, the 49ers have only provided answers for their opponents.