49er Follies

Normally, with your team out of the playoff race, it would be a good time to look at some of the rookies and backups. Unfortunately, those are the guys who have already been playing for the 49ers lately.

It seems prudent to maybe take a look at backup QB Blaine Gabbert in these final two games. If for no other reason than to see if he’s worth keeping around next year as the backup. And let’s face it; he could hardly play a whole lot worse than Colin Kaepernick has played. And there’s no sense exposing him to needless injury, either.

But that won’t happen. If Gabbert played well, it would make Jim Harbaugh look bad for not sticking him in there when it still counted. And if he played like crap, it would make Trent Baalke look bad for bringing him here in the first place.

It’s been four years since we last had to watch a meaningless game. Maybe the players don’t want to finish dead last in the NFC West, but I can’t say that gives me a lot of juice. The last time we had to scrounge for these kind of small triumphs was 2009, when the team went 8-8 and most of us thought they were on their way up, only to crash and burn in 2010.

While the team plays out its hand, the rest of us will be wondering what sort of clown show spin the inept 49er management team will conduct in January. They’ve proven to be quite good at getting money and saving money, but it’s hard to come up with comparable franchise bungling as we’ve seen from them this year. Does anybody remember any other franchise rewarding a tremendously successful head coach by trying to run him out of town? And that campaign went on well before this season even started.

The team is two Kaepernick failed passes to Michael Crabtree away from holding up two more Lombardi trophies. So, let’s fire the coach! He failed to teach Kaepernick how to throw the ball a foot higher and/or a foot further, or to try looking around to see if someone else might be open. And the coach is abrasive. Goodness. Get him out of here!

Maybe Baalke will get lucky and hire a good coach, but I can’t say I’m optimistic. The new coach won’t have DC Vic Fangio around, so he’ll need to hire a damn good DC, too. Fangio should get Coach of the Year for the job he’s done in 2014. With all the injuries and the suspension to Aldon Smith, Fangio has still managed to cobble together a unit that’s currently ranked number three in the NFL. That’s one hellava job.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Elite coaches don’t grow on trees.
    After this season the Raiduhs will have had 8 different coaches in 11 years. In their thirst to find that elite coach they’ve had to eat a lot of years on fired coaches’ contracts.

    It used to be you would have at least 3 years to turn a team around. Now it seems if you aren’t making the playoffs by year 2 then you are on the hot seat as ownership is very impatient.
    Given those parameters and criteria Bill Walsh would not have been allowed to implement his system that led to a Super Bowl in year 3.

  2. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Sorry but i’m lost who TF is lowballs?”

    It’s not what you think Rob, heavens! lol

    Earlier was grumbling about Niner FO not paying Hendrix whatever he was asking for and said Baalke was ‘low balling’ Jimi. This morphed into Low Ball Baalke, ie, Low Balls.

    Yeah, pretty bad I know…

  3. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Management problem; not the fault of the HC”

    John Madden spells it right out there. If he’s saying it plenty of others in the NFL, his peers, are thinking it. If they are thinking it they have to be rubbing their hands in glee and laughing at the Niner FO = One less serious rival to worry about; we won’t have to worry about beating them, York is taking care of that.

    What happened to our team? People bitch about “Class”, “Niner Pride” and want to whine about the HC, the QB, even the GM. We could get Vince Lombardi in here next year and what would happen? Why would it be different?

    What happened to the team? Insane. Is this doing the same old useless thing over and over expecting different results? Or is it a brand new unknown form of lunacy? Brilliant, just brilliant.

  4. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    All you people act like the firing is coming about because of the fans. whatever went down, or still is, is by their doing, not ours.

    We are not part of the process here. Grow up already. @@@@@

  5. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Phil,y take at the start of the year was wait and see with harbaugh. I was not in the blank check crowd.

    He was on a make-good deal at that point. Well, he didn’t. At aught wants a lot of money. I’d say 5/50. Are you willing to do that? After all the bulls it this year?

    I’m not.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What a coach is paid is of little concern to me because it does not impact the salary cap and comes out of the York’s pocket.

    Firing Harbaugh means the Yorks have to pay Harbaugh $5 mil to walk (because of year 5 of the contract) plus whatever salary they are paying the new coach.

    I just don’t get why some are so overly concerned about the coach’s salary.

  7. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Because you end up looking like an idiot if you are paying a mediocre coach $10 mill a year for 5 years.

    Think the bears are catching heat for the money they gave Cutler?

    It’s institutional stupidity to make Harbaugh the highest paid coach in the league despite the issues he now faces.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That’s where you have a mental deficiency.
    What you pay players matters because there is a salary cap.
    You are still comparing Harbaugh to Cutler.
    Do you not understand that one is a player and one is a coach?

    You are a dimwit if you believe Harbaugh is a mediocre coach.

    Stay tuned because Kap is not that far behind from becoming a Cutler.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nobody really cares what a coach makes except for Chuck. He is a thoughtful fella who’s looking after the York family’s interests and doesn’t want them to squander their fortune.

    FYI from last year 2013 coaches salaries
    Payton, Patriots coach Bill Belichick ($7.5 million), Chiefs coach Andy Reid ($7.5 million), Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ($7 million), Rams coach Jeff Fisher ($7 million), Redskins coach Mike Shanahan ($7 million), Giants coach Tom Coughlin ($6.67 million) and Eagles coach Chip Kelly ($6.5 million).

    Nobody seems to know or care.

  10. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh is leaving because he feels unappreciated. If you want Harbaugh to stay you’d better pay attention to these things.

    You are the idiot for inferring that is what i said. As usual. Institutional stupidity applies to everyone on the payroll skippy. Not just who you pick to pay attention to.

  11. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t have it both ways skippy. Got it?

    Course not.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What is really funny is Chuck can call Jay Cutler a laughingstock
    with a 2014 QB rating 89.5 and 28 TD passes benched
    whereas Kap has a QB rating of 84.5 and 16 TD passes.

    The usual double standard. We cannot laugh at other team’s QB failings when our QB is not performing.

  13. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    All those other owners care, dippy. Say Jed decides to pay harbaugh $150 mill for 10 years. Perfectly Fine in your book.

    Well the ramifications over that would be felt league wide. Sue that’s am outlandish number but even 5/50 for a coach without a ring would shake the league up. It eats the bar much higher for the rest of the league. Plus the other owners would call him a fool for a move like that.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Frankly nobody knows exactly what you’re saying. You post one thing and then get pissed because you claim that’s not what you meant.
    My advice learn to articulate and write in a clear concise manner.

  15. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, there’s your problem. You go strictly by the numbers. If you can’t watch both of them play and tell the difference then there no hope for your football ‘knowledge’.

    Adios skippy. Step, chew, step, chew.,,

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow now Chuck cares what the other owners in the league say.
    That Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder and Mark Davis are going to get bent on what Harbaugh gets paid.
    Keep spinning and making up crap to suit your narrative.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Head to head I saw Cutler throw 4 TDs and beat the Niners.
    How did Kap do? 1 TD and 3 picks.
    Who walked off the field with a victory? ‘Nuff said.
    And in Chuck’s world you think you know football but you’re just kidding yourself.

  18. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So you are saying you’d rather have Cutler?!?

    Wow. Just wow. Post of the year right there.

  19. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Stanton beat us too. Does that make him better? Kappy beat Dallas, so where does that put Romo?

    Kappy has beaten A Rogers 2 times in the playoffs. Whither Rogers?

    There’s simplistic, then there’s that post. Wow. I guess me thinking you were 15 was a gross overestimation.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No dumbass I said Cutler clearly outplayed Kap when they went toe to toe.
    All the flaws you laugh at Cutler and Romo are also happening with Kap. The difference is you always make excuses for Kap because you head up his fan club.

  21. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How many times was cutler sacked, dipstick? How about Kappy? Who was under pressure the whole game? Who wasn’t?

    Surely you understand this aspect of football.

    Oh, yeah. You’re 9 years old. It’s all numbers.

    Steve Young=Trent Dilfer.

  22. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    This bullit vs. chuck duel is more entertaining than the recent 49er games. Would someone provide live ammunition to these gents so we can settle this once and for all?

  23. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit’s firing blanks. This place is a joke. Starting Gabbert serves no purpose, despite those who want to continue with the path this ineffective offense is traveling down.

    If you think it sucks now, put in Gabbert and we’ll look like the Browns.


    What do the rest of you think? Start Gabs? See what we already know?

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We want Thunderdome!

  25. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The only reason I wouldn’t start Gabbert is that I do not believe he can be the solution based on past performance. If the coaches have seen something in practice to make them think otherwise, they have that option though. OTOH, we heard how good Carr was in practice during the AS Era. IIRC, that quickly led to the infamous crowd chant of, “We Want Someone Else!” As lost as Kappy is, and he clearly has had a horrible year, the current alternatives are not enticing IMHO.

    The solution is probably going to be, draft a real candidate and develop him, while seeing if a new start with new coaches brings Kappy around. Nothing much that happens the next two games will have much effect on the thinking of coaches who are not here yet.

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t really care who we start at QB, our running game is non-existant, our OL sucks tail pipes, and I don’t even want to get into the disarray of our passing game. Personally legalizing stickum might be in order. Plus it’s looking like a lame duck coaching staff. Thank God I am not a ticket holder.

  27. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    These last two games, whatever brave face you put on them, are exhibition games for guys like Carradine and Lynch and Moody who will be trying to do something on film that will catch the eye of the coaching staff that comes in for 2015.

    They mean nothing to most of the veterans, except a chance for more injuries.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The truth is when the Niners played the Bears Cutler brought his team back and threw 4 TD passes and the Niners and Kap didn’t have an answer and threw 3 picks.

    AS you can see from Chuck’s response it’s the same tired excuses that Cutler had no pressure and Kap was under duress.
    Simply put all that is whining.

    Time to stop with the lame excuses and take ownership in the QB play. The team will keep losing if you keep pointing fingers.

  29. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, we built a power run team, a top-of-the-league defense and a solid field-position special teams. Injuries to the o-line and backups that fail to perform like veteran first rounders doesn’t sound like a problem with the head coach to me.

    Harbaugh doesn’t kiss the ass of the owner or the general manager or the press, he just wins games. What happened to winning cures everything?

    Baalke/York insisted on waiting for more proof from Harbaugh that he could coach a winning team after being named coach of the year and winning more games than any coach in the league in his first three years but couldn’t wait for Kaepernick to play another year on his rookie contract and proving he could run the offense and lead the team before re-upping him with a bunch of money.

    I think a lot of the guys who insisted that Kaepernick should get paid a ton of money as soon as possible are blaming Harbaugh/Roman and anyone else who, by the way, put Kaepernick in position to be re-upped with so much money, for his not playing as well as they were sure he would, because, well, it looks better for them and their supposed expertise in running teams from the couch. And that includes Jed.

  30. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Read that last line, folks.

    This is the mentality we are dealing with here.

    Same tired excuses? Ok you are right. Alex Smith is better than Tom Brady since KC won big.

    How? You know, the tired excuse of pressuring Brady all game. Laughable, skippy . I’ll leave babysitting duties yo you, Skeebs.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What matters most in football? The number of points on the scoreboard.Yes I believe in numbers because they determine a win or a loss.

    Cutler has thrown 28 TD passes to Kap’s 16. That’s 84 more points his offense has scored than the Niners. With 84 more points and our defense it would easily translate into 2-3 more wins. Of course that’s a hypothetical but I’ve been saying for weeks now we need more production from the QB position.
    Hypothetically we would still be in contention.

    If Kap had thrown for 28 TDs we would not be having this discussion. Those numbers are very significant.

  32. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Missing the playoffs won’t cure shit, NoFear. Maybe trying to pass a little more was too much for this o line to assimilate. The injuries didn’t help. Nor did the mass substitutions seemingly every other play.

    The FO and the HC are at the perfectly bad crossroads. I don’t see either side backing off. Whether to save face or not.

    Welcome to Skeebs blog. Where fans fire coaches and bloggers determine wins and losses by their fingers.

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, Chuck. Bloggers try to talk rationally on this site. Then there’s you.

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We did try to pass more. A lot more. We put in new passing concepts, option plays and packaged options and motioned everyone all in an effort to help Kaepernick in this new offense. There were a lot of whiffs on the o-line but not every play as you would have it. There were a lot more whiffs from the QB. Why is that so hard to accept?

    Oh yeah, you were one of those guys that beat everyone over the head with ‘pay Kaepernick $50M now or say good-bye to him and the winning ways of the 49ers.’ Well we paid him, and we went to shit. So it HAS to be the coaching, or you were wrong? Unfortunately for you, we know the record of both.

  35. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy yes. Harbaugh? No.

    They installed a new offense that they all struggled with. Too much running around signifying nothing. Same old issues that had dogged this offense for 4 years with getting plays in.

    And bulleast, I’d take Chicago’s WR corps over ours in a sec. Think it matters? Think they get open? Crabs can’t fight a cold let alone fight for a pass. He’s a poser and he’s gone. Boo hoo. VD? Wonder how his stock is doing (tank). He can join goldson in TB.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing like the so called 49er Fan being so rabid a Kap apologist that he systematically rips everyone on the offense
    except the QB. He’s blamed the Oline, the WRs, the TEs and the RBs.
    This is the behavior of a loser pointing fingers and shifting the blame away from a obviously mediocre season long effort from the key and most important position on the team.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Cossell tells what he saw on film against the Seahags.


  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Cossell also appeared on the Tom Tolbert Show and breaks down what’s wrong with the offense

  39. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why did Chicago bench Cutler?

    You are what’s wrong with this offense, skippy.

    Harbaugh gets a pass for ‘developing’ a passing game based on his college days? Plays have been not coming in in a timely manner since the Alex Smith days. The red zone offense has been a flat failure since Smith as well. You have your head so far up your ass you can lick your tonsils.

    Were you awake for the Smith years? Did you notice that Smith improved with better coaching?

    Kaepernick needs better coaching. Those who do not remember the past are doomed to be stupid again.

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Cosell? Oooh. Be still my heart. How many NFL teams has he worked for? He was a hell of a QB at uh Billy’s s house on his x-box.

    Nice guy, but in what capacity does he have any expertise? Has he coached any QBs? Did he play? No. HE watches film. How cute. Good to see you get your NFL news from innuendo and film critics.

    Like I said I can find 50 people, namely Eric Davis being the main one, who says this offense is not designed to get people open quickly. 3 or 4 teams have repeatedly said that they know what we are going to run before the play goes off.

    Good to see you in the Aluminum Mike territory of letting the opponent know what you are going to do before every play.

  41. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, Eric Davis played football ay a very high level as a Super Bowl winning cornerback.

    You’re welcome.

    I’m sure he watches film as well.

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing like a so-called fan who throws his QB under the bus.

    Then again, you are a child. I keep forgetting.

  43. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You know you come across like a little bratty kid, right?

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear to the rescue!

    You come across as an old lady.

    Hey, I appreciate the WACs as much as anyone.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    And last week you were putting down Brent Jones for not being in the building.
    Per your criteria Eric Davis is not in the building and should not be listened to.
    Or are we dealing again with your usual hypocritical double standard BS?

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny, NoFear, why did you ride my ass for banning Flying V, and no vitriol for Dennis being banned from this blog?

    Selective animosity? Or are you just your usual hypocritical self??

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Brent Jones isn’t in the building. Eric Davis worked for various local sports stations for 12 years. He works for the NFL network. Brent Jones coaches high school football.

    Who’s in the building? Ha ha!!!!!

    Keep up the jokes. Yer funny.

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Recess is over . . .


  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, KH, ED, the guy who is a local sportscaster, actually does have access to the players and the locker room. You know. The building. That would be considered part of his job.

    Brent Jones? He’s a high school coach in the east bay. I don’t think his job takes him to the Niner facility very much.

    Get it? Of course not.

  50. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s hard to out ventilate the hyperventilator but as Earl sez = Damn this is good. Wish the Niners O was this entertaining.

    Actually they weren’t. Sadly for us.

    Meanwhile back in reality we are left to ponder the inscrutable ways of the York kid as he whines, bitches, pisses, moans and tweets our gang into his version of hell. Which fast approaches.

    Gentlemen I would rather win games.

    No, that’s not good enough fer chrysakes

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I need an explanation. As a QB when you bring your team to the line of scrimmage and you see you have 12 seconds on the play clock, why would you go on a long count that takes 13 seconds and not get the ball hiked?
    If you can’t get the play off why not call time out? The NFL puts a big ass play clock there so the QB can see. So why does our QB ignore one of his primary responsibilities, the play clock? It seems the defense fakes blitzes and this gets his attention and he loses track.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The latest Brent Jones show with Tom Tolbert. Again what they discuss might make too much sense for some people to bear.
    If you all you gave is a feeble response you resort to distortion by discrediting the source.


  53. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If Harbaugh would go ahead and lose GRo they might be able to move on and save face. However I see no indication of that happening.

    Sorry those facts befuddle you, bulldust.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Kap apologists are always looking for a scapegoat other than the QB

    Facts don’t befuddle me but seem to puzzle the Kap apologists.
    Your sidekick famously dismissed visual evidence both film and still shots as overrated. In other words don’t believe what your eyes see when receivers are wide open or when there is a solid pocket and no pressure but instead believe the spin and BS excuses that exempt the QB from any responsibility for a play not working.

    That’s why you guys can’t be taken seriously. Everything is spin or an excuse. Easy to say things that don’t work is on the playcalling until you look at the video and actually break the play down and it shoots down your every assertion. You can’t defend that there are receivers available that the QB simply ignores or that the oline does it job until you watch the tape and find the QB holding the ball way too long and not accepting the plays the defense is giving him.
    Those are the facts.

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t know if Patton will eventually replace Crabtree, but somebody will. I don’t see the Niners re-signing him.

    It’s tough to even speculate about next season right now. A stable organization would just write this year off as a perfect shit storm and go back to competing for championships next year, figuring Kaepernick will improve and there’s no way we’ll have the injury & suspension problems we had this year. But a big part of the problem this year was the FO leaks that created such an unstable and toxic atmosphere. And those culprits will be here next year and for many years to come. I don’t trust them to make good decisions. They landed a HOF head coach and ran him out of town. Pathetic.

  56. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Jed and Baalke are going to be damned sorry if the team faceplants next year under a new coach. It’ll be just like when his uncle and Joe Thomas ran Monte Clark out of town after a good year. Very, very ugly.

    We’ll never know all the gory details behind this, but barring a spectacular hire and success next year, it’ll be Baalke who ends up roasting over the fire next. Because you know Jed is not going anywhere…

  57. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep that about sums it up for me. Makes it hard to take any Niner news seriously since the toxic waste creators are running the show. To me that makes it clear the nightmare will continue.

    Sadly what happens on the field, with players, wins, losses, coaches, drafting, etc has become secondary to the knowledge that the San Francisco Forty Niners are being dismantled from within.

    Pete Carroll gets it saying “Our owner would never do that (tweet)”. He actually feels sorry for Hendrix. Gradually Niner fans are going to come to the realization that ownership is rotten and we won’t be stable or good for a long time. Those facts are hard to swallow after the golden age we briefly enjoyed. Like the tapes of Kap’s play there they are = facts.

    None of this gives me any joy. This is worse than Hendrix coaching the Raiders or the Rams and kicking our butts. This is self-induced destruction, suicide.

  58. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Frump, this season was we perpetrated by the lot of ’em. Jed bears the brunt for letting this shit get so out of control, but Jimbo has been pulling this holier than thou shit every stop.

    Last thong before I split this joint. If we scored on the. 2nd half lime we did on the 1st half, we’d be in the playoffs.

    Can you say halftime adjustments?

    We were out coached plain and simple.

  59. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Jesus. Hate texting on Bart.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Jimbo has been pulling this holier than thou shit every stop.”

    So did Lombardi and Walsh. Who cares? Certainly not the fans. Fans want wins, winners. As the departed Spitblood was first to say a year ago: “Owner is nuts, he’s wasting the HC who will go win his SBs elsewhere”. A year ago.

    Now we know Spit is out there but he nailed this one. Slowly as the team has fallen apart due to above reasons others have begun to get the picture of what we are experiencing.

    Did you enjoy the golden era? It was nice while it lasted wasn’t it? 48-21-1

  61. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m Grumpy, not Frumpy… LMAO.

  62. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas Frumpy, I mean Grumpy. And same to all the rest of you long suffering Niner fans.


  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just read where the departed Kap apologist said if the team takes a step backwards next year so be it. His agenda is to get rid of Greg Roman PERIOD. After that it’s a PR campaign to lay the blame on the coaches.

    So much for his BS bravado of Super Bowl or nothing.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    To show how hypercritical the blame game has gotten let’s go back to the Rams game. Crabtree has a walkin TD if Kap throws a decent pass. Instead Kap throws a pass at Crabtree’s ankles that forces him to dive to make the catch. The end result is Crabtree is ruled down at the 1 foot line. Next play QB sneak and Kap fumbles the ball into the pile and Rams recover and Niners lose. The apologist says the Niners should take the QB sneak out of the playbook. If you can’t execute a QB sneak from the one foot line you might think about looking for a different line of work.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Goal of the Niners offense tonight should be to score 30 points or more.
    A 3 TD game from Kap would be nice and something to build on.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Josh McDaniels reportedly turned down chance to interview with 49ers in 2011 over possible concerns about organization’s management structure.”

    Looks like his concerns were justified.

  67. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Is that the same Josh Daniels that used to coach the Broncos? If it is we sure dodged a bullet there.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Josh McDaniels started 6-0 with the Broncos and then his team went 5-17 and he was canned in year 2.
    Charlie Weis is an example of a Belichick coordinator who tried to be a head coach and is still looking for success after failures with several teams.

  69. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “@mortreport: top outside candidate to replace Jim Harbaugh as 49ers coach is Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.”

  70. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Question #1 for new HC:
    Can you coach a team that will absolutely not be affected by a high number of injuries to your starting lineup and backups?

    Question #2:
    Can you coach a team that will absolutely not be affected by the owner publicly apologizing to the fans for a bad performance mid-season?

    Question #3:
    Can you ignore public rumors of your replacement undermining your efforts from the front office before your second year and keep your team from questioning if you will be the coach next year?

    Question #201: Do you know anything about coaching football players?

  71. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Charlie Weis is one of my favorite coaches. Not sure what went wrong at Kansas though.

  72. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Chris Borland is 16th player on IR. 49ers today likely will suit up EIGHT players who at one time were on their practice squad.”

  73. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Josh McDaniels to replace Jim Harbaugh??? Seriously? Jed and Baalke need brain transplants. And new jobs.

  74. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That sound you hear is the entire state of Colorado busting a gut laughing.

  75. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention St Louis fans.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Go Niners!!! Kap needs to get out of his funk and stand tall in the pocket and find his receivers. Focus on finding open targets and stop looking at the pass rush.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So the Redskins just beat the Egos in a game Philly had to have.
    Are the Egos going to fire Chip Kelly for missing the playoffs?
    Kelly gets paid more than Harbaugh for mediocre results.
    Some guys love his high paced fast break offense but when the offense isn’t clicking it puts tremendous pressure on their defense.
    Some are mesmerized by crazy offense stats even though they don’t translate into wins.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco Inactives

    QB J.Johnson
    WR S.Johnson
    CB T.Brock
    RB Carlos Hyde
    LB Ahmad Brooks
    G Andrew Tiller
    G Joe Looney

    So if Looney is Inacive who is the Center?

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Martin’s back in.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Frank Gore has lost it and is no longer explosive?
    Great run by Frank.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore needs 198 yds to get to 1000.
    Why not tonight? He’s already 1/3 of the way there.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And another one goes down: “Eric Reid is questionable to return with a head injury.”

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore has 98 yds in the 1st quarter.
    Keep feeding him because he can’t be stopped.

  84. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gore vs all pro Weddle, Gore wins for the score. Nice block by the general, too.

    Good thing we kept Gore around for these past two years when so many said he was finished. He’s pretty good.

  85. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Great play. I wonder who drew that one up.

  86. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I thought we’d have to worry about Gates without Willis in the lineup. Guess not!

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like the Chargers have decided to load the box and make Kaepernick beat them. Good move.

  88. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lost two guards on that disaster. Who we got left?

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) is out; WR Brandon Lloyd (groin) is questionable.

  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Now Cox is injured. This is absurd.

  91. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see #99 lining up but he must be injured, too.

  92. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And uou wonder why I’m pissed about the play calling

  93. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    What do you care? You’ve written the Niners off weeks ago.

  94. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing how the offense loses it’s way on the 3md half,

  95. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And yhst hurts you no fear? Boo hoo’ I’m not a syncophant.

  96. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spy’s gait for handing him the ball

  97. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Path jato showing by the d.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry but we all don’t understand Klingon or whatever hell you’re trying to type.

    Also if you’re trying to use big words to impress whomever it would behoove you to at least spell it correctly.

    It’s Sycophant

  99. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    and there we were, in the 3md half with the syncophants running that crazy spy’s gait up and down the path jato on us.

    Thanks for the chuckle, chuck. I was feeling kinda bad about the game, too.

    Do you think the Chargers figured out we were killing them with the running game so they forced us to pass? Or do you blame Roman for the Charger’s 4th Q comeback and 38 points?

    Thought you were leaving? How can we miss you if you won’t go?

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tough loss but Chargers needed it more and depleted secondary
    was no match for Rivers at the end. Niners fought hard.
    Still the same old rule of thumb applies. Turnovers really cost them.

  101. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Better draft position for us. Lord knows, if Josh McDaniels is going to be our HC, we’ll need all the help we can get.

  102. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ugh, not fun that one.

    Soon done, let’s see how it plays out

  103. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol NF, good parody/interpretation.

    The need to chat and get attention is SO overwhelming. Now I feel better too

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As reported in 2011 Josh McDaniels stated he didn’t like the structure of the 49er organization and therefore steered away from the HC job.
    So what makes anyone believe that what’s happened in this dysfunctional year would change his mind?

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The most disturbing injury yesterday was Eric Reid’s concussion.
    That’s 3 in 2 years. That’s a huge problem for a guy who makes his living hitting people.
    If he’s susceptible he might have a shortened career and the Niners might be looking for another FS sooner rather than later.

  106. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You guys are funny. No pass rush all night and you blame the DBs. Rivers had 4+ seconds every pass play.

    THe Niners stop throwing quick passses in the 2nd half and go conservative, and that’s the QBs fault. Kaepernick shouldn’t have gone OB on the run, but that play was awful. As were the ones before them.

  107. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    SD plays tighter to the line and what to we do to counter? Nothing. They take away what worked in the 1st half and we run right into it.

    Brilliant. The turnovers were a wash. Miller’s was a killer. Fumbling on the 3.

  108. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Path jato showing by the d.”

    And you think we’re funny, Chuck? Ha ha ha ha.

  109. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Recess is coming up, children. I’m typing on a phone at a party. Autocorrect is funny! Jeez.

    Glad to give you infants something to chuckle about. Meanwhile you are blaming the QB on another piece of shit 2nd half meltdown by the coaching staff.

    After SD’s THIRD 2nd half TD, the braintrust goes run run run punt. Awesome. How;s the execution on those plays. NoFear? Or do you want to laugh about autocorrect as well?

    Harbaugh can’t get the hell out of here fast enough for me. This is some seriously terrible coaching. Roman, Harbaugh, the lot of ’em.

    I’ll miss Fangio if he goes as well, but even he has to be thinking it’s time to uncouple from the Harbaugh Express. Well, the Harbaugh broken-down trolley car. Never has an offensive coaching staff done so little with so much.


  110. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, I never thought you were funny, Skeebs. Ignorant? Yes. blind to reality? Bingo. Unable to grasp basic coaching fundamentals? Check.

  111. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Chip Kelly’s on his back up QB, Bullit. Think using Mark Sanchez has slowed Philly’s roll?

    God, how ignorant are you? Oh yeah. You’re Bullit. Baalke agve this team a lot of weapons to use, and Harbaugh didn’t use them.

    But you do know how to spell sycophant. Because that is your role in life.


  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck should learn how to write or at the very least understand what he’s posting.
    at 7:38am today he started out saying this “You guys are funny.”

    Then at 8:40am he comes back with this gem “No, I never thought you were funny, Skeebs.”

    Blame autocorrect??? Time to fix because it’s autocorrecting to jibberish. Just more of the usual lies.

    Chuck is confused and can’t remember what he wrote 60 minutes earlier.

  113. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bottom line: We suck. This is your 2014 49er season in a nutshell: A glimmer of hope, utterly crushed by reality.

    This is such a clusterfvck I tend to think that multiple things are wrong. Starting with Kap’s inability to read defenses. But also injuries, coaching issues, no second half adjustments, Front Office assholery, more injuries, VD’s decline, off the field self destruction, more injuries, and the football gods just plain hate us this year.

    2015 cannot come too soon.

    Even the poo flinging here cannot bring a smile of schadenfreude to me this morning.

    This is the morning after the night we hit rock bottom for the year.

  114. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Grump – Bingo.

  115. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rock bottom happened two weeks ago when the Niners who were a still playoff contender lost to the worst team in football.
    It was a combination of the outcome of the game and the seemingly lethargic effort.
    yesterday they did something against a playoff contender fighting for their lives. Too bad the Niners didn’t exhibit the same fight against the Raiduhs.

  116. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You think the pass rush was the cause of the failure last night? Wouldn’t that be on Fangio for all youse guys that swear any poor performance by players is on the coaches?

    What happened to your chant about formations and play calling being the reason for everything that goes wrong?

    Who said the second half meltdown was on Kaepernick? Or is that you making up shit to argue with?

    I’ve read every one of your assertions made by somebody else on your blog. Why do you come on here blowing your horn with someone else’s air? Syncophant(sic) much?!

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday Nick Moody showed he has difficulty in making tackles.
    He missed on 2 that would’ve stopped drives but couldn’t bring his target down. He had the opportunity but didn’t make the big play.

  118. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Anyway, your gibberish is always funny. Auto-corrected or not.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rock bottom is also having to listen to all the Raiduh fans chirp.

  120. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kap might make history next week by being the first QB in NFL history to go an entire season without throwing a TD pass in the 4th quarter.

  121. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The winner of Car@Atl next week gets home field in the first round of the playoffs. I’m so excited.

  122. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers will part ways with coach Jim Harbaugh within two days after the season ends, reports JayGlazer.”

    Christ, they even have to leak this news. What a spineless owner.

  123. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Spineless owner? Don’t get me started; it will be Spitwad II around here or worse shades of Dimwit Dennis.

    My New Years resolution is to limit the negative Niner posts to no more than 3X per week…unless clueless York goads me into it with additional bonehead moves, tweets, leaks, the usual shit.

    Then if so I can take no responsibility for restraint.

    But I have good intentions.

  124. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil it’s all good to vent –
    That’s kinda what we do here after all.

    I’ve resigned myself to the fact that we have nothing, if not our opinions.

    Did anyone catch the comments made on the CBS Pre-Game Show from Bill Cowher?

    When asked about the turmoil surrounding our HC, and SF in general, he suggested that one thing any HC should know going into the NFL is, to respect the pecking order.

    As in, know your limits.

    As we’ve seen, a power struggle within the ranks never ends well.

    Our issues are well documented.
    When the GM and the HC can’t get it together, the sh!t-storm is inevitable.

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another observation I made vs SD, LB Nick Moody isn’t near as talented in terms of tackling as Borland.

    Bullit, I think you picked up on that as well.

    If nothing else, we’ll have some opportunities to see some of the lower level prospects in games like these.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    3 ILBs that might be worth some consideration in the Draft in the Spring –

    Denzel Perryman – Miami
    Eric Kendricks – UCLA
    A.J. Johnson – TN

    These guys have some impressive tackle numbers.
    Lot’s of research yet to be done…..

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s an interesting prospect from MS State too.
    Plays both ILB/OLB, even asked to play DE and rush the QB.

    Sort of a Jack of All Trades.
    Hard to know where he’d project at the Pro level but, interesting athlete nonetheless.

    Bernardrick McKinney – 6’4″ / 249

    Reports suggest he runs in the 4.5 range with a 34″ Vert.

    Have to keep an eye on him as we go through the Draft Prep process.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Right now the Draftniks have McKinney as the only ILB ranked in RD1.

    Certainly, that’s subject to change, as more data gets churned.
    Along with his potential fit at a specific NFL position.

    With Willis and Bowman getting up there in terms of age and, both coming off surgeries, it might not be a bad time to think about grabbing some younger talent for roster depth.

    Borland isn’t much of a threat in coverage, simply due to his height limitations.

  129. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    True NJ, have to think Jimi was able to run over the academic folks at USD and Stanford, not so much @ Niners.

    The pity is he’s a great coach if reportedly a troublesome person in getting what he wants to be successful. 48-21-1 speaks for itself. This will not be easily duplicated and we know the FO/York track record is not good on getting HCs. Starting with DeBartolo/Thomas dumping Monte Clark back in late ’70s.

    We will see what the FO comes up with but I’m not optimistic nor will I be forgiving should it continue going south. Tom Cable(?) left the FO and trouble seemed to start. Got to get some balance in there.

    BTW my son got an (undeserved) earful during that Chargers game = you are not alone NJ

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You can get a current version of the 49er classic gold jacket.
    The difference is the current alternate logo on the back.
    The jacket I bought back in the 80’s has the classic Forty Niners spelled out. Not a bad price and makes a good Christmas gift.


  131. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The usual bitching and moaning about the coaches and the playcalling. Bruce Miller should’ve scored on an excellent play call but a good hit dislodged the ball and he fumbled at the goal line.
    Vernon Davis scores a long TD but Gore got called for a chop block. Nothing wrong with the play call or the scheme.

    I won’t even talk about the other fumble. Niners easily score 49 points and gifted Chargers with a TD,

    That’s a 21 point swing.

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So the Egos have been eliminated from the playoffs.
    Another disappointment for Chip Kelly who some worship and think he unstoppable.
    I see the excuses come out again that he lost his starting QB.

    Sadly they don’t give Harbaugh and the Niners the benefit of the doubt when the defense loses 7 starters and their 2 All Pro ILBs
    and their Oline is in flux because of injuries.

    Baalke brought in Brandon Lloyd and Stevie Johnson. Not exactly upgrades over Boldin and Crabtree. They managed to keep Quinton Patton on the inactives every wek until last week.

  133. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Losing your starting QB is an excuse? Are you familiar with Mark Sanchez and his body of work over the past 4 years? Are you REALLY this dense?

    Name me a team that would survive their playoff run with their back up QB.

  134. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For the most part, skippy, the defense wasn’t the problem. Why do you give harbaugh a pass for orchestrating the 27th ranked offense?

  135. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck steps into another one.
    “Name me a team that would survive their playoff run with their back up QB.”

    Baltimore Ravens started Tony Banks for the first 8 games and replaced him with backup Trent Dilfer. You know what happened after that.

    You asked and a backup QB did win the Super Bowl.
    I can also talk about Earl Morrall taking his team to the Super Bowl as a backup but why pile on?

  136. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  137. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Im talking the current NFL. This season. Not the 70s. Dilfer? Banks? Balt could have won with you standing back there. In a dress.

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