Kyle Juszczyk on difficult upcoming games: Our opponents have a tough schedule too

Getty Images

The 49ers have an imposing stretch of schedule in front of them the next three weeks.

They’re facing the Packers, the Ravens and the Saints in a three-game run that could make some history. If the Ravens and Saints keep their winning percentages above 80 percent, it will mark the first time a team has faced three teams with winning percentages that high this late in the season.

Many see this as a test of the 49ers’ strength, but fullback Kyle Juszczyk sees things a little differently. Rather than viewing these games as a measuring stick, Juszczyk thinks the 49ers can be seen as the measuring stick for their opponents.

“We’ve seemed to answer each thing each week,” Juszczyk said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “But it really doesn’t matter. As far as the stretch going forward at the same time these teams have to play us, we are a 9-1 team, so I think they have a pretty tough schedule ahead of themselves as well.”

However you choose to view the stretch, the next three weeks are going to help define the playoff outlook for four teams that have been among the best in the league so far this season.

12 responses to “Kyle Juszczyk on difficult upcoming games: Our opponents have a tough schedule too

  1. Since when is a guy not entitled to his space in coverage? Juszczyk a cloddy fullback was allowed to tackle the linebacker between himself and the ball on a wheel route all while drawing DPI….I still haven’t seen an explanation on this 30 yard penalty.

  2. The Niners and Seattle have tough schedules from here on out. The Saints, Packers, Vikings, and Eagles schedules are pretty weak.

  3. jackedupboonie says:
    November 21, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Since when is a guy not entitled to his space in coverage? Juszczyk a cloddy fullback was allowed to tackle the linebacker between himself and the ball on a wheel route all while drawing DPI….I still haven’t seen an explanation on this 30 yard penalty.
    —————————
    Each week you troll all the threads with the 49ers, predicting they will lose or are losers. Then when they win, which they’ve done 9 times out of 10 so far, you are either nowhere to be found or belittling their win in their threads describing their wins. The team is really inside your head. Please get a life and go away.

  4. It was DPI because, before the “mugging,” the defender leaned back on the 49er, preventing him from getting to the ball. Defender was not playing the ball, just trying to impede intended receiver’s progress. That’s what I saw, at least.

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    November 21, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Since when is a guy not entitled to his space in coverage? Juszczyk a cloddy fullback was allowed to tackle the linebacker between himself and the ball on a wheel route all while drawing DPI….I still haven’t seen an explanation on this 30 yard penalty.

    —-

    In the words of Steve Mariucci….”Bummer”

  6. ahostiletakeover says:
    November 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    I missed Juszczyk when he left the Ravens, until the Ravens found an absolute undrafted beast in Ricard. Should be a great game in a couple of weeks.

    ~~~~

    Right on, I read the story because I was a fan of “juice” when he was a Raven. He was/is a great fullback. Ricard as a fullback is terrifying. Who wants to absorb a block or try to tackle a 290lb fullback?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!