Watching the 49ers roll over the Rams last Sunday was a lot of fun for everyone.
Well, almost everyone.
For the first time in his NFL career, 49ers right tackle Mike McGlinchey was forced to miss a game after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery that will keep him sidelined for four-to-six weeks.
The win was a huge one for the now 5-0 49ers, and McGlinchey loved watching his guys work their division rival. But it was hard to view from at home on the couch.
“Yeah, this is a pretty tough deal,” McGlinchey told KNBR. “I had to sit home with my mom this weekend. Watch my team on TV, which sucked. But you know, at least they’re showing up and showing out and kicking a--, so that’s all I can ask for."
The 49ers racking up a 20-7 win over the two-time defending NFC West champion Rams did help ease McGlinchey's uneasiness.
“It would have been a lot harder had the game not gone the way it did,” McGlinchey said. “But it’s tough. Not only just not playing but not even traveling with the team, it does a little bit to your psyche, you know, sit there and boredom all weekend and then you’re watching the job that you’re supposed to be doing. You’re just watching and you’re just you’re as equal to a fan at that point. So, it’s tough but it’s, you know, it’s a process. It’s a humbling experience…You know, s--t happens.”
With McGlinchey still out, Daniel Brunskill once again will get the nod at right tackle when the 49ers face Washington in Week 7.
Still, the 49ers haven't missed a beat in their absence, and appear to be the class of the NFC as we near the halfway point.
They'll only get better once McGlinchey is off his couch.