49ers 19, Rams 16

Two delsultory teams closed out their desultory seasons yesterday with a desultory overtime mess that the 49ers won via FG after the Rams had botched their own effort to win via FG.

Of the 49ers five wins this season, two came in overtime after their opponent had botched a game winning FG. Not sure if this unique strategy for winning games is the brain child of HC Jim Tomsula or some other idiot in the organization. Whatever, it was the only thing preventing a seven game losing streak to close out the season.

Two hours after the game, Tomsula was fired. One and done. No apology has yet been issued by the 49er brass for hiring this bozo to replace Jim Harbaugh, but owner Jed York has scheduled a 10:30am presser for this morning. Perhaps he’ll ask forgiveness for being a complete dimwit and an all around ridiculous entity.

Wikipedia will be updating its Tomsula entry to include his accomplishments during his 8 years with the 49ers: clubhouse rat, owner brown noser, sideline buffoon, scapegoat, and the guy who set the bar so low that any incoming coach will look good in comparison.

At any rate, congratulations to Grumpy Guy and RTFirefly for correctly prognosticating the Niners’ 5-11 season record. And the final tally for this year’s featured contest, the Jim Harbaugh Scoreboard, is as follows:

1. Cardinals: 13-3 [Iupati]
2. Michigan: 10-3 [Harbaugh, Drevno]
3. Redskins: 9-7 [Culliver]
4t. Bills: 8-8 [Roman]
    Colts: 8-8 [Gore]
6. Raiders: 7-9 [Crabtree, Seely]
7. Bears: 6-10 [Fangio, Donatell]
8t. 49ers: 5-11 [Not Harbaugh]
    Unca_Chuck’s Blog: 5-11 [York, Baalke, Tomsula]
10. Chargers: 4-12 [Stevie Johnson]
11. Titans: 3-13 [Walker, Cox]

And that concludes the San Francisco 49ers 2015 season. If you were expecting a good season, our condolences. If you were looking for a disaster, yea verily it came to pass.

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74 comments on “49ers 19, Rams 16
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kawakami鈥檚 thoughts on Tomsula鈥檚 dismissal


  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Talk is that Drew Brees is in the final year of his contract that pays him a prohibitive $30 mil in 2016. Aint’s will try to renegotiate and if that doesn’t work might just release him to avoid cap hit.

    If Sean Payton were your coach Brees might be open to following him and signing one last deal to implement that offense and mentor his replacement. That would be a home run.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Brees wouldn’t last two games with our OL. The future looks pretty dim for the next couple of years.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs- The 49ers are 5-11 but at Unca_chuck’s blog we see what’s going on and are not going to jump ship. Hopefully Jed will get some good advice and take it.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, I don’t consider you a member of Chuck’s blog. You’re a cross-blogger. When I refer to Chuck’s blog, I’m referring to the content/POV there and the guys who only blog there. And not all of them, either. Just Chuck, Berger, Nipper, and 12th. They’re the ones who pounded away at this blog all offseason. And still do.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And, I might add, the people on this blog correctly assessed the Niners’ woeful situation after Tomsula was hired, and the Chucksters were dead wrong. Claiming that ignorance is more loyal than knowledge is not an attractive POV, IMHO.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jed York eats crow in 15 minutes. Will he hold himself accountable?

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jed is being contrite and has admitted to mistakes made.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jed also said he talked to Eddie D early this morning and leaned on him for advice.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke is still the GM (oh well) but Trent’s hiding and not around to take questions.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    York ate a little humble pie, dragged up his uncle and grandfather, dodged questions, and offered platitudes. He lied about the leaks and about Baalke’s “history” of putting together championship teams. Pure junk.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Jed and his cookie cutter crap. Where is the fire Jed, it has to be in there somewhere.

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    By keeping Baalke it’s business as usual. UnFuking believable.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Trent Baalke said there were no in-house candidates for the 49ers’ head-coaching job. That rules out Eric Mangini and Tony Sparano.”

    Baby steps.

  15. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think you called the people who saw what was going on, doomsdayers or doomsayers and doomers. And it seems pretty similar to what you and the rest of Chuck’s bloggers are saying now. The only difference being you now see what was seen by the many you disparaged for it over a year ago.

    Everybody HOPES for the best. That’s no badge of honor for the clueless.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So this disclosure of another injury for Kap requiring surgery makes no sense.
    Kap says he hurt his thumb Oct 22 and is now taking care of this
    in the first week of Jan?


  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In a surprise Chuck Pagano survives and gets a contract extension
    from the Colts.
    Pagano surviving at Indy and McCoy with the Bolts means 2 less expected vacant HC jobs.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rams and Chargers have both filed relocation papers.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke has requested permission to interview Hue Jackson too.
    He, or Payton, would be excellent options IMO.
    We need Offense.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve also read that Payton reached out to Baalke last year to express potential interest as his daughter is/will be attending Pepperdine.

    I’d cough up a 2 Pick immediately if he gets green-lighted to break his Contract in NOLA.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- i probably said a lot of things about the attitude of a few posters over here. If clueless means things didn’t work out the way I expected then ok it turned out that i was wrong. I had my reasons for the way I felt about Harbaughs exit and of the way I saw the team. And, i still do. I not looking for any badge of honor, I don’t need one.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder we all have a personal view on things.
    It simply means we think for ourselves.
    Ain’t a damn thing wrong with differing points of view.
    What often happens is when those differing POV turn into pissing contests.

    As 9er fan living on the opposite Coast, I’m very much accustomed to debating, or defending, my 9er Fanhood with the locals here.
    Makes me laugh at how much discord exists among ‘our own’ in these forums however.

    I think we’d all agree that we simply want to see things improve.
    Debating on those improvements will occur is what we live for.

    Personally, I’m a 9er junkie that should have been living out there my whole life.
    How I ended up here is the fault of my parents 馃榾

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    “how” those improvements will occur….Sorry

  24. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ I understand what your saying and that is the glue for everyone here, we are 49er fans. Sometimes pissing contests are needed. Been right a lot of times, been wrong quite a few too. I just hope I’m wrong about Baalke but I don’t think I am.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder the way I see it, Baalke is possessed in what he does.
    I appreciate that aspect of his functions.
    Former Scout, Parcells influences etc.
    Doesn’t make him infallable of course but, he’s working with/for a novice Owner/family that simply doesn’t belong in this arena IMO.

    One thing I’ve come to respect about this game is the Fraternity of Coaches that always seems to get recycled.
    As was the case with Walsh’s Tree, some guys can hit the ground running when they get their chance, others need some of that Fraternal Support.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I trust Baalke to find Defensive pieces, not so much the Offensive pieces.
    I give him credit for seeking the assistance on that side of the ball however.
    Damn shame he and Harbaugh couldn’t get it to fly.

    Whether the Yorks and/or Paraag influenced his duties is a debate that continues to rage on, here and elsewhere.

    After hearing Jed today and, reading the interview transcript with Baalke, it seems they recognize what morons they were in how they approached things.

    With Paraag out of the mix, perhaps Jed/Daddy/Mommy realize that spending money in the proper places, like Coaching and FA is extremely important in this game.

    We/they need to get an Offensive System that can function.
    Payton falls into that Fraternal Family that would seem like a no-brainer in terms of cohesiveness.
    12 Picks, a chance to land a proven Offensive-minded Coach and, Picking high all look positive on paper.
    Now, they need to get this wrapped up in a timely manner and get it figured out before the other jobs start becoming a factor.

    Payton needs a Defense.
    Baalke needs an Offense.
    We need it to happen.
    The Yorks need to spend what’s needed to make it happen and, stay out of the picture.

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not about being right or wrong Winder. Fans who speculate on things they cannot know are often wrong. The blog you’re so quick to defend features a link to “Skeebie’s lame-ass blog”. That’s not a mentality that allows for an honest difference of opinion.

    You can disagree with me all you like, who cares? If you decide to make it personal and insulting I’m likely to remember your name.

  28. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, If anything Jed and Baalke have shown themselves to be liars and low-life backstabbers with no interest in letting the fans in on what they think and do. Why in the world would anything they say now ring true to anyone?

    Have you ever heard a dishonest politician apologize for a mistake and vow to repent and mean it? It’s all PR. Pure BULLSHIT!

    More likely the owners cracked down on the public display of ignorance and stupidity as it was pissing the fans off enough to react publicly and was hurting the family name.

    Every time, that is, every single time, you hear little Jed invoke his uncle to lower the heat on his conniving little ass, he’s piling it up for you.

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s what I’m referring to NoFear49er.
    This Uncle Eddie, keeper of the Dynasty/Tradition stuff is proof positive that he’s clueless in terms of NFL football acumen.

    He’s a rich kid business major that believes he can run this franchise like a trust fund or something?

    It’s the NFL. We ALL get that. He’s trying to fit in by family association.
    Ain’t gonna fly IMO.

    Jed, use your $$$ to pay FOOTBALL people to produce the FOOTBALL product.
    Go count your pesos, manage your portfolio or, whatever floats your yacht.
    Just PLEASE get FAR away from your feeble attempts to look like you have a CLUE.

    He and Paraag are attached to Dr Daddy’s hip.
    That’s the biggest hurdle in all of this nonsense.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It would probably be an ideal situation to get Parcells Himself into a role similar to what Policy had under Walsh.
    An legit mentor of the Staff to keep a buffer between the Owner(s) and the football Ops.

    Jed/Paraag have no place in that arena.
    Paraag can manage Contracts and handle those duties.
    He didn’t need to be sitting in the booth, calling for challenges, meddling as a GM-wannabe, or whatever other effing nonsense they had him doing.
    It’s all dysfunctional behavior IMO.

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jed kept Baalke. Nothing’s changed. Why would anyone without some insane wish to screw over his own football career and/or reputation come to work here under those two?

    No owner is going to keep out of the business. It’s worth a fortune and that would just be foolish. The owner does have to hire a manager he trusts to do what he wants done. Apparently Baalke’s that guy for little Jed. We’ve seen the results and the underhanded methods they employ.

    Had Jed dumped Baalke along with Tomsula, issued the requisite public mea culpas and hired a known and proven GM, even a guy like Holmgren, then we’d see he was looking at a different approach at least. Hell, I might even be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt if the actions started following the words.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s see what comes from NOLA and Payton NoFear49er.
    The nucleus of Parcells’ Tree is missing the Offensive mind right now.
    If they can attract Payton I’m hopeful that this could improve quickly.
    Holmgren would be a good addition in terms of Offensive influence too.
    He did mentor Joe back in the day and is directly connected to Walsh of course.

    It’s been my belief that Baalke can compliment a good Offensive HC.
    Whether he gets Payton or not, he’s definitely got to get a partner to provide a workable scheme on that side of the ledger.

    Good move reported, that he’s sought permission to interview Hue Jackson too.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Tom Gamble doesn’t return to Philly, or fill another vacancy, he’s an option to succeed Baalke if things don’t improve.

  34. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Patton and Ellington were showing some signs of life under WR Coaches Curry and Henry this year too.
    Hard to know what changes lie ahead for them but, it might be worth making the effort to retain them if the new HC can work them in.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I disagree that the WR coaches made a difference. Ellington and Patton combined for 43 catches and 1 TD.

    The Niners wasted Torrey Smith with 30 catches and not using his talents properly.

    The total catches for all Niner WRs is barely more than Antonio Browns season total.

    They should have force fed Deandrew White and Smelter in the last 4 games to see what their skill level. Instead they wasted playing time on Simpson. You have to throw players into real action and not evaluate them simply on what they do in practice.
    That seems to be the Niner’s current method.

    The WR coaches to me were nothing special and I want to see a change there.

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I don’t like the name calling either(I don’t consider calling someone a doomer as name calling, sorry that you do)I find no use for it. If someone comes after me and I feel it’s malicious then I just usually give them the FU and I’m done with it. I don’t get involved with what other posters say to each other or at least I try not to. The opinions of most posters on this site turned out to be mostly true. My hats off to you guys, I didn’t see it. But, I do see we feel much the same about Baalke, and since he is staying we probably are doomed.

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Verizon customer support mishandled the process of getting a tablet replacement so offline for x weeks.

    Very optimistic if jed backing off. Need Payton even if a 2nd is given up.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    FYI Gore with 76 yds finished with 12,040. Early next season he passes 5 or 6 RB’s including Jim Brown. He will soon be overtaken by AP tho.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Mangini had a very young D to deal with. That can help explain the inconsistency.

    Spend on Mo Wilkerson and leave the top picks to new HC on the O.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mo Wilkerson suffered a broken leg in the Jest last game.
    That clouds his future even as a FA because of recovery time.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It looks like the Niners will hire a big name as next HC. Less for his ability to get us an SB trophy as to restore the team’s lost credibility.

  42. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can Wilkerson be franchise tagged and then traded? Mo for AD? Trade of Mo gives salary cap relief to NYJ, who need OL and OLB.

  43. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    An experienced HC with high O cred means no Boldin needed to mentor Smelter?

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said I wish they had played Smelter some to see what he could do over Jerome Simpson.
    Simpson was a complete waste of a roster spot and inhibited development of a younger receiver.
    Simpson was targeted 19 times and caught 5 passes. I hope he is gone.

  45. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Time is of the essence. Lock a quality HC early, and do so be oVerpaying. Jed, you have destroyed this franchise and we hold you to your word to spend whatever it takes.

    Payton had a long meeting with Loomis over compensation. Get your puny ass in gear. Giants have Manning and we have Gabbert. Easy, you overpay whatever it takes. Got it.

  46. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Instead of giving up a 2nd, swap our #7 for their #12. In one hand, Payton. In the other the old Holmgren or Shanahan.

    Money talks. You can revitalize your asset. Overpay the man. Git ‘r done.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trip down memory lane for the old farts.
    When Eddie D bought the Niners he was called a “young twirp” and not exactly beloved for letting popular Head Coach Monte Clark go.
    Lot of acrimony and animosity against but eventually he grew on the Bay Area.


  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Ellington and Patton were simply seeing some action this year on Offense that gives me some hope that they aren’t busts.
    Didn’t suggest they made a difference.

    I expressed concerns here many times, about Johnnie Morton while he was Coaching the position under Harbaugh.
    Curry and Henry at least got the chance to get them involved.

    We have glaring needs on Offense and, even with all the additions made, which included Ellington, Patton, VMcD and Celek, there were very few times where any of them figured prominently in the Roman Offense.

    Even VD disappeared more and more.

    Fix the passing game and maybe this team can survive.

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Adam Gase already on second interview with Eagles. I would rate him second to Payton as HC candidate’s for us.

    For those reluctant to give up a 2nd, per Ryan Sakamoto we have got poor results with our recent 2nd’s. With no all pro’s taken what is the value to the team of this year’s 2nd.

    So give it up, along with jed money and TB’s personnel control. TB is next on the chopping block and needs Payton to save his scrawny ass.

    Jed York totally embarrassed by this season. If Gase is gone then acceptable candidate’s are only Payton and Shanahan.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jed is paying Tomsula the full amount of his four year contract. Not bad for the expected incompetent coaching.

    Conspiracy theory? Tomsula delivered low Rd draft picks. Even tho a lower quality draft class this year, the #7 or #12 should get us a franchise caliber player.

    Even if I did not see any games this year, Gabbert at minimum is a sound WCO bridge QB that can execute a ball control short and medium passing game with TE and RB. Smart, disciplined, and mental ability to allow Sean Payton to take the passing game to the next level.

    For those squeamish of dollars that Payton will command, he is both HC and OC. Will be hands on with whoever has the OC title.

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Prior to draft and FA for oline we could have Staley-Tiller-Kilgore-Boone-AD as a base to work with. Marcus Martin and Trenton Brown as backups. Boone can backup LT and RT backup is Brown.

    Draft Strategy: 1st-WR1, next two are OG and OC. Another is trade Staley and draft LT with the early 1st. We absolutely need Payton, or Shanahan with a quality OC like Chudzinski.

    This ship could be righted in a hurry. Lots of ammunition.

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Another reason for Jed to pay big and land Payton or Shanahan. Jed’s disaster of his doing will be second fiddle to the promise of a big name HC during SB 50 hosted by Jed.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Boone is a question mark as he is a UFA. He had a poison pill written into his deal where the Niners can’t frnchise tag him.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Nix payton, at least we still have our 2nd. It’s Shanahan, a Stanford Shaw type, or NFL flotsam.

  55. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yep, Payton is staying in Nola. Cancel the party.

    Still looks like 2016 could be worse to me.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Without payton we will go conservative, ol.

  57. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Hue Jackson’s stock just went up with Payton staying put.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Word just out that Lovie Smith has been axed.
    Not sure what that means, other than another vacancy to be filled.

    Odd timing and, perhaps, an indication that they’re looking for someone currently making the rounds?

  59. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Word just out that Lovie Smith has been axed.”

    What was the question and who axed it?

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    LOL NoFear49er…

    I sure didn’t see THAT move coming.

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta wonder if it was tied to Payton’s decision to stay in NOLA somehow?
    Very odd timing involved.
    But, then again, it’s the Bucs.

  62. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    They told Lovie they wanted some changes. Lovie told them, suck it.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC in the past the Bucs coveted Chip Kelly.
    Publicly there have been no Chip sightings or news of interviews scheduled with any team.
    Chip also has the rep that he’s not the easiest head coach to work for.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Odd to say the least.
    Especially with the fact that they improved their record with a rookie QB.
    I was thinking Chip as well, seeing as Jameis is young and mobile.
    See what they come up with…

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Was reading some of the LA Relo news tonight.
    Seems KC wants realignment of the AFC West if either/both of the CA teams get to share the LA Mkt.

    Bringing up the question of having to move an NFC West team to the AFC.

    Speculation involves NFL and Network TV Contracts.
    Crazy stuff.
    In essence, Oakland and SF could face one another as Division opponents, while Seattle could get kicked into the AFC as it had been there back ‘in the day’.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s one of the more understandable pieces related to it –


  67. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lois a DC guy, Tampa 2. Their OC, Dirk Kotter a Walsh tree guy, is actually pretty good. They wanted an O minded HC to continue with all the O skill players. They did not want the OC to wander off.

    Easy choice. Ax Lovie, he does not bring much to the table. Promote their OC stud to HC, he is the gem worth keeping.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Seahawks, Redskins among the NFL’s best rookie classes for 2015.”

    Carroll/Schneider and McCloughan. We have Baalke. Two teams in the playoffs, one in the basement.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    DC’s will be adjusting and shutting down Gabbert. Taking away the short game and forcing sideline and deeper throws. Without a high caliber passing mind do we deal for FA’s or cap blowing trades like for a Megatron.

    Even with prior NFL experience, we plucked Walsh, Mooch, and Harbaugh directly out of college. Without Payton will we have the balls to go WR1 at #7.

    TB is on the hot seat with poor resulting recent drafts and FA classes. To save himself oline is fixed with AD back and two high draft picks. OC Steve Wisnewski from the Jags a possible pickup.

    Everything rides on the caliber of a HC and OC to fix the passing game. Both will have to be overpaid to overcome FO rep.

  70. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    2nd yr player, Jaguars Allen Robinson named to Pro Bowl with 80 catches for 1400 yds and 14 touchdowns. He was a late 2nd Rd pick. He did it with Bortles.

    Can we match that. That should be our goal. Fixing oline is the easy part.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    TO makes the 16 finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    Roger Craig misses the cut from 25 to 15.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Eddie D is already one of the Senior finalists for HOF voted on last Sept.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy T has changed his appearance after his dismissal


  74. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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
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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
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