2010 49ers: FAIL!

Now that we’ve dispensed with the football part of the 49er 2010 NFL season, fans can begin to focus once again on what has become the staple of the San Francisco 49ers in the twenty-first century: booing. Another year, another piece of shit.

This year, the one that was supposed to be the best of this century, is instead developing into one of the ugliest of them all. At this point, you have to seriously wonder whether this team can beat anybody at all this season.

You have to give credit to Mike Singletary for developing a team. Unfortunately, it’s a team of losers. Whenever the team needs someone to step up and blow it, the team always responds. Need an interception, here you go. Need a fumble, no problem. Need a twenty-yard gain by an opposing QB for a first down, piece of cake. If the defense shows up, the offense doesn’t. If the offense shows up, the defense fails. Sadly, neither side of the ball has shown up this year. A complete and thorough team meltdown. Opposing teams know if they play hard to the end, they will either beat us or we will find a way to lose.

The Eagles did Sunday night what the 49ers have failed to do twice this season: preserve a victory by their defense rising to the occasion at the end of the game. The 49ers also failed to do what what Atlanta and the Saints both did: have the ball at the end of the game and win it.

The Candlestick crowd thundered boos down on Alex Smith Sunday night with ten years worth of disgusted gusto. Smith bore the brunt of it, but he was no more deserving than anyone else on the team. Frank Gore twice fumbled while smashing into the line carrying the ball in one hand like he was in open space. Brainless. An entire team of brainless players led by a brainless head coach.

Either Singletary is still demanding a Jimmy Raye offense, or there’s barely any difference between Raye and Mike Johnson. The focus is still Gore up the middle over and over again. The passing game never gets into a rhythm and is only used on third downs. The complaints about Singletary attempting to succeed with a stone age vision appear to be valid. A young team like the Niners needs help from its coaches and they are getting none. The offense is forced each game to beat its head against a wall until desperation time.

The offensive and defensive lines seem to be the biggest failures this year. There is no pass blocking, no run blocking, no pass rush, and we can’t even stop the run any more. The offensive line will probably get better in time, but the defensive line will not.

Singletary is beginning to lose the team. He benched Smith last night during a commercial break then put him back in when Smith told him off on the sideline a la Shaun Hill two years ago. After the game, the team stood solidly behind Smith, and not behind Singletary. Singletary’s vision is officially a failure. It demands that the offensive line absolutely control the game, and this line cannot do that. With two rookies starting, the O-line can barely hold its own.

But the defense is the biggest failure this year. Even Patrick Willis looks ordinary out there. Perhaps teams have figured out Greg Manusky and know how to beat him.

I don’t have any solutions to suggest at this point. But neither does Singletary. Two years ago, he was the king of the realm. Today, he is dog meat. I actually found myself Sunday hoping the Niners would lose. And keep losing. Losing long enough for Jed York to become convinced it’s time for a new regime. This one is going nowhere. There is talent on the team. Any new head coach should be excited to inherit this mess. And it is a mess. But the mess is Singletary’s making and it’s highly unlikely he can fix it.

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25 comments on “2010 49ers: FAIL!
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I have to agree with everything you wrote.
    I actually think the fix is easy. I’ve been saying it for a year like a broken record so why should I stop now? If Moran Norris is the focal point of the offense we lose. The reason? Third and long. We are 0-5 because of third and long. End of story. No offense in the history of the game can be successful when they are usually in third and long.
    Spread the formations and work the entire field. In these formations the QB can be under center and the running game can work. In our current formations Gore is the center piece of the offense and he routinely gets about 50 yards or less per game rushing. Hello! He had one game over 100 yards and a 70 something yard game. Maybe Gore should stop being relied on so heavily. It is simply not working.
    Until the coaches decide to play to win instead of “not to lose” we will continue to lose. Third and long is a loser.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I have been calling for better play calling for so long I have given up on it ever happening with this coaching staff. So today I am changing my tune from asking for better play calling to just asking for the coach to be fired. Fire Singletary.
    Hopefully, the first thing the new coach does is cut Moran Norris. He is the symbol of our offensive futility. It is called third and long.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There was an interesting stat pointed out last night about Reid historically going 60% pass and 40% run, but his rushing offense always being among the league leaders. It bears out what you keep saying, Berger.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    They keep talking about firing Andy Reid in Philly. I wish they would so we can hire him.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Game management is his bugaboo. And he kind of kept us in the game with some head scratchers last night. From our 35 yd line, give or take, once he punted for 13 yds, once he tried it and failed on 4th & 1, and once he went for the FG and the guy missed it.

  6. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    First six plays – runs behind Norris. First five gained just enough yardage, the sixth was a loss.

    Sports fandom is interesting. How many other for profit enterprises continue to have ardent, rabid supporters after years of a horrible product. I don’t keep going to a restaurant if it inevitably gives me food poisoning. I didn’t buy a Toyota when their cars were accelerating into every thing in sight. Why do I keep turning on a Niners game when I know the result is going to leave me feeling like I’m sitting in a flaming car, suffering from salmonella poisoning?

    Hey, Niners fans, Buffalo called. They think your team sucks.


    At least the Giants won.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- I think his bug-a-boo is not ever putting together a top notch defense. That is what scares me about him. But on offense he will open it up and take some chances. Last night with the swirlling wind he had some tough decisions around the 35 yard line. I would take him over Sing, if for no other reason he uses an all purpose FB instead of Moran Norris!

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Has a coach ever gone from hero to pariah in this quick a time before?

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Singletary’s press conferences are going to get real ugly now. Cohn is likely to tell him to his face that he’s the worst coach in 49er history. Could get bloody.

  10. robNo Gravatar says:

    i think the best idea would be to offer jimmy johnson ten billion dollars to come here as the GM , right now ! ! !

  11. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs…your reaction to this loss is where i was last week…this one didnt hurt as much… guess i felt we’d find a way to lose. Actually i thought Smith played good once he got mad and felt he had nothing to loose. Play calling looked good too when we were in desperation mode. Line failed Smith…the defense has looked more and more average… at best. The early play calling.. Gore up the middle on 1st and 2nd downs…pass on 3rd and 10….what the fuck is up with that….THATS SINGLTARY Next we get humiliated by the Frickin Raiders…im sick of this shit.

  12. robNo Gravatar says:

    someone else just said parcells hasn’t left miami yet ! if jed offers him a blockbuster deal to be a consultant from now til the start of next season , that would be ideal !

  13. robNo Gravatar says:

    ok , this is it !
    (berger i just got your message on my phone )

    offer jimmy johnson or parcells ten million bucks just to be our top guy from now until the start of next year’s season !
    he can decide what to do now with the coaches and QB other players etc.
    guide our draft (we’re looking at a top pick , and QB’s are out there !)
    and pick the next head coach !

    then , he can retire rich and happy into the sunset ! while at the same time loving and caring enough about our team to be on the other end of the phone if needed !

    do it now jed do it now !!!

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m worried about my good friend Denis. I mentioned to him we have the talent to win and he started yelling so loud I had to hang up.
    Dennis, please tell me you are doing OK. I’m worried.
    OK, I feel better about that. Now that that is done with, Jed says we will win the division!
    Do you know where your meds are?

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Lack of change in the play calling, even with a new OC. I been crying out for a change in the play calling. I’ve absolutely lost hope in that happening. So now I have done the changing instead, fire the coach.
    I still feel the same about Alex. Until we have a decent game plan I am not going to evaluate the QB. No QB in the history of the game can be successful in constant 3rd and long. In the mean time, with our first pick in the draft, take Andrew Luck!
    Whether Alex is a good or bad QB, it does not mastter any more, the fans have already thrown him out, he has to go. Except, if suddenly this week, the play calling changes. Yeah, right. Either the play calling must change this week or the QB has to change. Unfortunately for Sing, it looks like the players are backing Alex and not the coach. Does that tell you anything?

  16. robNo Gravatar says:

    nofear , all it means is some of us are less steadfast supporters of the team and tend to fade away easier than others !
    some of us come up with solutions and some just pontificate !
    you hater you !

  17. robNo Gravatar says:

    btw nofear , good to see you finally came out from behind your R LEE image and used your own pic for an avatar !

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- 11:32, classic.

  19. robNo Gravatar says:

    that’s sop ?
    no way !
    that pic makes him look like a balding , fat 40 something coach potato !
    maybe i’ve been wrong to stick up for him for so long !
    oh , wait a minute , he had a pretty damn good game last night imo !

  20. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- So you are OK with putting a QB in 3rd and long 80% of the time?
    So we run up the middle for 2 yds. Then again for 0 yds. Now it is 3rd and 8 and you must throw. You are OK with that?
    Our game plan is not even geared for high scoring. It is geared for 12 play drives. Like Jimmy Johnson said during the Seattle game, if this is the offense you want to run you have no margin for error. This is not how I would run an offense.
    Fire 3rd and Long Mike.

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Last night Alex has a bonehead play, but if he doesn’t we keep running the Sardine Can Offense. That fumble caused us to open things up, which afterward we score two TDs. Those two TDs never happen without that fumble. We lose 20-10 without that fumble, and 27-24 with it. That fumble could be a blessing in disguise if it wakes the coaching staff up to what could be. Since I have lost hope in that happening, fire 3rd and long Mike.

  22. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Franklin is not holding the point of attack and not keeping the guards off of Willis. Yeah he had a couple of decent plays, but he had a bad gme. I talked to NJ49er after the game. He watches the trenches closely. I don’t remember if he agreed with me or if I agreed with him, but we agreed that Franklin was getting punked.

  23. robNo Gravatar says:

    franklin had a so-so game at best from what i saw !

    sop “mr unflattering photo” oaga , had a very good one imo ! so did justin smith as of course you all know !

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I see you as an intelligent person but let me repeat a sentence you wrote:

    “I don’t think we’re trying to put our offense in 3rd and long situations.”

    You think? That was brilliant! We all have our moments to shine!

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was just making a funny my friend. No explanation needed. Peace brother.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17