Well enough. I actually picked the Niners to win this week. We're pretty well fucked anyway, so this season is basically a wash and the disaster before a complete rebuild. We're out of bodies for the offensive line, so we're signing people off other teams' practice squads. Palmer can't stay on his feet because there's literally no talent in front of him -- Veldheer was moved back to his blind side, but he's mentally checked out since the CTE study during the offseason. He's on roller skates every single play, refusing putting himself on the line to get the job done. DJ Humphries is clearly a bust, but no one is willing to say it.
Our receiver corps are smaller than the Corners they go against, so they're getting beat all the time and Palmer doesn't have the time or the awareness to put it where it needs to be to give them a fighting chance. Defense was okay, but they can't tackle for shit anymore, and Tyrann Mathieu won't ever be 100% again, physically or mentally. That much is clear.
That, coupled with a complete unwillingness to make adjustments or accept that our playbook is shit now, makes for a bad team. Arizona is looking at several years of trying to get the right pieces together to be competitive again, because we lack them in basically every aspect of the squad from the top down.*
Next season, we'll likely have a new QB, a slap-dash offensive line, a shitty defensive coordinator who still has a job somehow, an even worse special teams coach who's out of his depth, and no Larry Fitzgerald to anchor everything and keep some sort of fire going. No idea as to whether or not we'll still have Bruce Arians, but Michael Bidwill is a shrewd businessman, and I'm sure he sees the sharp decline in his coaching.
*The only silver lining is that the Seahawks look like a mess, too. The NFC West is straight up the Rams' for the taking this year.
Seattle is looking biopolar all around. I mean, Blair Walsh. What the hell? Meanwhile Hauschka has been aces for the Bills. I don't want to say that right there is indicative of some systemic problems with Seattle, but they're hitting that plain of doing so much weird stuff on and off the field.
Left tackle Rees Odhiambo is out with a bruised heart from a hit last night. Good lord.