No. 5: SF 49ers offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey
Unfortunately for offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey, he stood out in the worst ways possible.
Over the course of the season, McGlinchey hasn’t looked great and he especially noticeable against the Eagles defense.
We could go through the whole game and pick out where McGlinchey wasn’t at his best, but let’s just focus on the final 12 seconds of the game. The SF 49ers need a touchdown to win the game. C.J. Beathard has the team going, and there’s a small chance they could pull off the comeback.
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However, on the final few plays of the game, McGlinchey was getting bull-rushed by about three different Eagles lineman. He just couldn’t keep the pressure off of Beathard long enough to allow the quarterback any time to find an open receiver.
Obviously many mistakes were made by the whole team throughout the game, but if McGlinchey holds off the pass rush for a second or two longer, the 49ers might be 3-1 rather than 2-2.
The fact we’re only four games in and talking about the SF 49ers possibly not picking up his fifth-year option is cause for concern. When Joe Staley retired in the spring, the hope was McGlinchey would assume a bigger role and be a great pair with newly acquired offensive lineman Trent Williams.
Well, it hasn’t worked yet. And the 49ers will have one final game to “test the waters” with McGlinchey before they start taking on teams with winning records and better defenses.
It was a tough loss for the SF 49ers to take. It was the definition of a trap game. But there were some positives the team can with them as they host the Miami Dolphins next Sunday afternoon.