49ers 40, Texans 13

The 49ers closed out the 2014 Exhibition season by thoroughly routing the Houston Texans, 40-13. It was the scrubs finest hour. And for many of them, their final hour, too.

The first half looked pretty similar to the starting unit’s motif — dick around ineptly for almost a half, then suddenly catch fire and score two touchdowns in the final two minutes. After intermission, Josh Johnson took over at QB and shredded the Texans, making a strong case to be Colin Kaepernick’s backup this year, even though his case is more than likely to be denied, as it was in 2012.

Today and tomorrow are final cut down days. Sad days if you’re a cutted character, but fairly humorous and interesting if you’re a sadistic couch potato. 704 players will be fired. 320 will be rehired to practice squads. Leaving 384 to join the unemployment lines of America and begin the nomadic NFL career of a marginal, occasionally employed entity.

The 49ers are going to lose some good players, that’s for sure. And the Texans, who have first claim on waived specimens, were probably eyeing the Niners’ scrubs with particular interest Thursday night.

After getting torched in the first two exhibition games, the 49ers defense allowed a mere two TDs in the final two games. It was opined that the defense was tired in the first two games, after a rigorous but legal training camp, and a more refreshed crew lived up to its billing in the final two. Since the opination is comfortable and reassuring, I’m buying it and moving on into the regular season with inflated hopes!

Today is the final day for Roger Goodell to announce the length of Aldon Smith’s suspension. It’s quite tacky of the commissioner to wait this long to reveal his decision. Should the Niners plan on Aldon’s absence for a couple of games or half a season. It might be kind of important to know before making final roster cuts. Probably not, but any time righteous grumbling can be associated with Goodell it’s a fine day in the world that should be milked for all it’s worth.

The next two days are likely the most tense time of the year between GM Trent Baalke and HC Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh knows who he wants on the team, but final say on the roster belongs to Baalke. Harbaugh’s only concern is talent, but Baalke has to consider cap dollar trade-offs and, of course, his own ego. Blaine Gabbert versus Josh Johnson could come down to some steam wafting skyward from Harbaugh’s head. Johnson looks like the far better option at backup QB, but Gabbert was signed by Baalke and has a $2 million guarantee. Good luck, boys. No pie throwing in front of the players, please.

A great two days for waiver wire transactions, gentlemen. Let’s sit back and enjoy the drama.

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156 comments on “49ers 40, Texans 13
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Have we seen some of the “new” offense or has it even left the garage? We shall find out in 9 days.

    IMO, it is the players who win and the coaches can compliment that or be a bump in the road. So far, Roman has been a bump in the road. Our coaches seem to outsmart themselves on offense instead of just letting the players play. When you make the players think too much they don’t play instinctively enough. That split second of decision making is costly. The offense should be simple and consistent.

    When we do play basic football it is usually from bunched formations. The Sardine can offense is just not dynamic enough to win a Super Bowl. The SCO requires an historic defense to win it all (See Baltimore, Chicago and Tampa). With those three teams much of the offense came from the defense doing a lot of scoring.

    I’m hoping we pull an offense out of the garage that is simple and does not allow the opposition to load the box. We’ll see soon. We need the OC to compliment the players instead of him reading his press clippings that say he is a genius. Simplify with an offense that can move the ball and let the players play instinctively. Just my opinion.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Something tells me that after the first game it is Greg Roman who I wish was cut on cut down day! Let us hope my premonition is wrong.

  3. Bigjon510No Gravatar says:

    I keep hearing in the media what a great offensive coordinator he is. I’ve only seen a handful of plays that made me take notice. I long for the days when we would march down the field and score a touchdown. I can’t remember the last time we opened the game with a touchdown drive then stopped the opponent and were ready to drive again. Please help me to remember we have opened a game with a touchdown drive in the not to distant past!

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I certainly saw a lot more 3 WR formations in the red zone. I hope this is something that becomes real. Tosses to VMcD coming out of the backfield, play action on FIRST down, things that are a little more tricky than WE ARE RUNNING UP THE MIDDLE, PLEASE STOP US. It’s hard enough to get there, and more of a pisser when you screw it up by giving away downs.

    BigJon, for a guy who is supposedly a genius, if he WAS a hot commodity, he’d have been hired away. I don’t think many teams want to run the offense he runs.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Ain’t that the truth. When the press calls him a good coordinator it feels more like they are patronizing him so they can get the hot info they are looking for, to write about or say on air. If he is so good why can’t he get a HC job when he has actually said he wants one? I think his best chance would probably be if something happens to David Shaw at Stanford. They like to lose big games by running into the middle of the line. See last year’s Rose Bowl.

  6. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It’s pretty obvious that Goody sits at the right hand of JJ. I am waiting to see how the “F,ing Boys” end up with AP. Anyway, I will hate to see some of our players go (same as always) and wonder at the F,ing ineptitude that our brass display in their decisions. I think we keep 3 QB’s just in case.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You miss David Carr that much, Winder? If anything, their personnel decisions have been great. No one that has left has done better than the folks they replaced them with.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    LOL, I don’t miss Carr at all. Where did that come from? I do think Carr is equal to what we have as a backup now though. I think we keep Johnson out of desperation.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, you said you were wondering at the front office’s ineptitude in keeping players. I’m just saying that they’ve been good to great at identifying the right guys to keep.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Unless I completely misread your post. Which is always possible . . .

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    9 games for Aldon Smith. What a crock of shit.

    Pretty much pisses all over the fact that Smith went to rehab. There goes the incentive for that.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder how long it takes before we hear that Smith is appealing the decision?

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It should get knocked down to 4 games.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And, dollars to donuts, they already talked about this.

  15. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Goody just told the Niners and Aldon to assume the position. This crap is not surprising.

  16. BigjonNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL does anything and everything it can to control the outcome of their product.

  17. winderNo Gravatar says:

    chuck- I did use the word “ineptitude” in that 11:41 post and that is definitely not the way it’s been. We have kept overall the best players. I was speaking from a personal point of view in that I always like certain players and they always cut em. Hmmmm, i wonder why

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhhh. Got it, Winder. It’s call the Kory Sheets syndrome. Or Nate Davisitis.

    Jon, yeah that’s true, but it doesn’t explain the absolutely random decisions Goodell has made over the years regarding suspensions and fines.

    Smith gets what amounts to a 14 game suspension, and Goodell says he didn’t factor in the rehab Smith went to last year.

    Which means in the future, players have no incentive to do that.

    Still no word on Jim Irsay?

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently, the appeal was denied before it was even asked for.

    Goodell is a joke.

    I wonder if public opinion sways this decision.

  20. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    With Gabbert in, I only saw 2 WR/2 TE/1 RB sets, except on third down, which was 3 WR/1-2 TE/0-1 RB.
    Sometimes our base set starts with 3 WR/1 TE/1 RB, but then one wide motions to line up as a TE one step off the line.
    Sometimes we go 1 WR/2 TE/2 RB.

    This is exactly what they ran with Kap the first three games, so I have to assume this is 90% of what we’ll see this year.

    There may be some new wrinkles in play calling, especially I’ve seen more passing on first down. There may be a couple tricks, like last nights flea flicker (with JJ?).

    But all in all, it’s Ground Jim. Same offense as last year.

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Lemoneir played a lot better each game of the pre-season. He couldn’t play much worse than the way he did vs the Ravens. We will be needing him and Skuta and Lynch to get to the QB and hold up against the run. I know they can all get to the QB, it’s the hold back the run part that worries me. IMO, no OLB or DE in the NFL is better at both sacking the QB and stopping the run than Aldon.

  22. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- We ran a lot of 3 WR wide sets with JJ and we moved the ball. Hmmm!

  23. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, we did that, too, in the first three games, but only after Kap was out. The first team with Kap ran the same as the first team with Gabby last night.

  24. robNo Gravatar says:

    I hate roger goodell that coccksucking loser. You get two games if you knockout a woman and drag her but get pissed off at tsa agents and you get nine games

  25. robNo Gravatar says:

    If i ever run into that monkey im going to punch his face in

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The penalties today were for the airport incident, the illegal guns, firing guns in the air at his party and the DUI where he was trying to run over a tree.
    One key point everyone is missing is he gets to train with the team through the nine games. The other guys suspended like Josh Gordon are banned from their facilities.
    This is very important when Aldon comes back in week 11 against
    the NY Giants, which is 2 weeks before the first Seahag game.

  27. robNo Gravatar says:

    We just restructured raymac’s deal. My guess is it gets us close to 11 mil under. I wonder if we’re trying to coax boone back in. I hope so

  28. robNo Gravatar says:

    He left four games last year for rehab fukk goodell

  29. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ray rice is a pig and a beater of women two games

    Aldon drinks too much and has problems

    Goodell is a douchebag

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I guess there was a hurricane off the coast of Mexico earlier this week. It has made t’s way up to Reno. Dark clouds, no rain and 18 mph winds. I’m right in the middle of a hurricane! I’m going to go outside, drink a beer in the back and relax, errrrr, brave it like a man! Yeah, that’s it! Some of us just have to be brave!

  31. robNo Gravatar says:


    Your hurricane has 18 mph winds . Lol that’s not a hurricane it’s a nice breeze

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Rob- I think those were the gusts, I even doubt that info. It was very pleasant, errrrr, dangerous in the back yard!

  33. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Watch out for falling houses!

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I told my dogs to be on the lookout for a dog named Toto!

  35. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You had to know that was coming, bergs

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- I like it! Here is a much better Toto song. In fact, one of the great songs of the ’80s!


  37. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I see your guys Africa, and I raise you with Boston. More than a Feeling. “I see my Marianne walkin’ away. I closed my eyes and she slipped away…”


  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I heard Marianne’s trench is the deepest and widest in the world. I’d let her walk away!

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I apologize, that was Mariana Trench.

  40. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I’m well versed in the Mariana Trench. It’s deepest point reaches nearly 7 miles in the Pacific Ocean. I think that’s the same amount it takes to dive deep into Greg Roman’s playbook until you find a pass play on first and ten.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Is Marianas Trench related to Sylvia? She was the first.


  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There was a report that Gabbert was getting his shoulder xrayed
    yesterday. Josh Johnson might just make the 53 as the backup.

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bloody Saturday coming up soon. Get out the popcorn!

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How about some NFL music!

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It has been revealed that the NFL Players Association was also involved in the determination of the terms of Aldon’s suspension and punishment.
    Apparently Aldon checking himself into rehab last year did not factor into the penalty even though Goodell said it might.
    The reason is Aldon’s “blowup” at LAX was fueled by Aldon having one too many. That was most likely Aldon’s own explanation that he wasn’t a terrorist or had ill intent against Socal or the people at the airport. It was never revealed publicly but if in fact he was intoxicated that trumped all the good that his rehab did because he had a relapse and took the “time served” off the table.
    So it was determined by the NFLPA, The NFL and the Niners that allowing Aldon to come to the facility to work out and study on a daily basis would be good therapy as opposed to a ban where he had idle time to get into trouble. The NFL allowed this provided their decision was final with no appeals allowed.

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    First three on the chopping block: Carter Bykowski and Glenn Winston and Shayne Skov.

  47. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Asante Cleveland, Mike Purcell.

  48. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, why did you disable the YouTube video link so now it only shares a link? Many a times the point of emphasis, or more importantly, the punchline to a joke is shown right there on screen. The reader need not necessarily even play the video to have the point driven home. Seeing only the link to the video lacks the necessary “oomph.”

    Just my two cents.

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t do nuthin’, Dennis. Which video do you mean? I can fix it.

    Re posting a link: if you hit “enter” after the link, it just displays the link. If you don’t, it displays the video.

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hmm. I checked a couple of the links and discovered they were posted properly. Don’t know why WordPress/Youtube is suddenly not showing them.

  51. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    C.J. Spillman gone.

    Longsnapper switcheroo: 49ers cut Kevin McDermott and keep Kyle Nelson. K. Lynch called this one. Nelson can play TE, too, as we saw in final preseason game.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kassim Osgood gone. Might return after first game, a la last year.

  53. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    G/T Michael Philipp.

  54. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Will Tukuafu.

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    G Al Netter.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Giants put Mario Manningham on IR. A regular injury machine still.

  57. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Noticeable pause between first 12 released and next ten. Harbaugh and Baalke arm wrestling at HQ?

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    G Ryan Seymour.

  59. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    RB Alfonso Smith.

  60. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Adam Snyder.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Undrafted rookie Dillon Farrell is apparently being kept instead of Snyder. Talk about an under the radar guy. The Niners don’t even want to chance him passing through waivers.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Not Bykowski, whataretheythinking.

  63. winderNo Gravatar says:

    berger – loved that NFL video. The players maybe stronger & faster now but they certainly aren’t any tougher.

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bubba Ventrone

  65. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Kyle Orton, $3 million of Jerruh’s in his pocket and now getting paid by the Bills to hold a clipboard. Now, THAT was a holdout.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Age/base salaries of 49ers notable cuts:

    C.J. Spillman (28, $1.2 million); Adam Snyder (32, $1 million); Kassim Osgood (34, $955,000), Bubba Ventrone ($855,000).

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ventrone and Spillman being cut means McCray of Catawba College has made the team as a Safety/Special Teams guy.
    Skov being waived might mean they are keeping the other Stanford guy Chase Thomas.
    Everyone is waiting to hear about Lloyd and Josh Johnson

  68. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Osgood and / or Ventrone might come back after the first week.

    James stuck after all at RB. At least until / If Lattimore can play. Winston probably will be on the PS if he clears waivers.

    Seven healthy OL to start the season. Farrell is the backup center until Martin is healthy, I think. Bykowski might be back if someone else does not sign him.

    I hope the cuts to ST guys do not cost us in the early going this year.

  69. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I figured LMJ would make it after the Thurs. game. He was getting all the carries with the 1st team and he looked very good.

  70. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Not too surprised and/or upset about any of these moves. The only that will piss me off royally is if they keep both Gabbert and JJ. The third QB is dead weight and a giant waste of a much needed roster spot. I hope Baalke puts his foot down and tells Jimbo to go eff himself.

    I do it all the time.

  71. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    1 PM and I’m still not seeing the last names anywhere.

  72. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Attention gay males: Michael Sam is a free man. Rams cut his boyfriend-kissing ass. Give ’em a call and cheer up Judy Garland.

  73. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    1:15, still nothing. It’s been an hour so the cuts have been made. It’s been an hour since Ventrone was announced. I’m wondering if the 49ers are looking at adding a player off the waiver wire, or are working a trade?

  74. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Saints released both of their PKs. I would too if I had their potent offense. I’d eschew PATs and FGs and go for two and 4th down attempts if I had Brees, Graham & Co.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lawrence Okoye.

  76. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows says Okoye has been released.

  77. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    LOL. Ninja’d.

  78. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    How bout that ending to the OSU/Navy game? Just when you think society is totally down the shitter and the world is full of nothing but villains and the depraved, a great show of respect and class by both schools. *golf clap*

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    QB Josh Johnson has has made the 49ers’ initial 53-man roster.

  80. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Stevie’s making some good guaranteed coin so this should get interesting. Ellington’s a lock IMO. So Lloyd, Patton?
    The Shadow Knows.

  81. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco:

    “The 49ers must make five more roster moves. Thus far, there have been no confirmed reports on the following “bubble” players: WR Lance Lewis, WR L’Damian Washington, DE Demarcus Dobbs, OLB Chase Thomas, CB Kenneth Acker, CB Perrish Cox, CB Chris Cook.”

  82. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmmmm. Keep Acker. Dobbs or Cook?

  83. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I guess Lloyd and Patton make it. I can’t count.

  84. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    But of course Josh Johnson has made the roster. The Niners are just trying to piss me off. What a waste of a roster spot. Add that to the fact that Craig Dahl is still on the team tells me they’re not even trying. Which leads me to say…

    How bout dem Cowboys! 馃槢

  85. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m surprised we kept Dahl and let two safeties who play ST go.

  86. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    They’ve cut some longtime core STers. JJ will be on the inactive list Week 1 vs Dallas and for the weeks to come. All JJ provides is insurance. And if you guys haven’t learned it by now, insurance is a bad bet be it blackjack, home or life.

    You’re betting on a disaster happening. It’s a sucker bet.

  87. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows confirms Acker made the team.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco says

    “CB Darryl Morris and OLB Chase Thomas released by 49ers”

    He also said Acker and Tukuafu were placed on Injured Reserve

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Lance Lewis, WR L’Damian Washington.

  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think they just stashed Acker for next year. I didn’t know he was injured.

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Stubbed toe.

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe I sound like George Allen with his Other The Hill Gang, but if by any chance Eric Winston RT now ex-Seahawk was possible, I’d jump at him.

  93. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Isaac Sopoaga and Curtis Taylor didn’t survive final Cardinal cuts.

  94. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The initial 53 and other categories for now, according to MM:

    Quarterback (3)
    7-Colin Kaepernick
    2-Blaine Gabbert
    1-Josh Johnson

    Running back (3)
    21-Frank Gore
    28-Carlos Hyde
    23-LaMichael James

    Fullback (1)
    49-Bruce Miller

    Wide receiver (6)
    81-Anquan Boldin
    15-Michael Crabtree
    13-Stevie Johnson
    10-Bruce Ellington
    11-Quinton Patton
    84-Brandon Lloyd

    Tight end (3)
    85-Vernon Davis
    89-Vance McDonald
    46-Derek Carrier

    Offensive line (8)
    74-Joe Staley
    77-Mike Iupati
    67-Daniel Kilgore
    78-Joe Looney
    76-Anthony Davis
    71-Jonathan Martin
    63-Dillon Farrell
    66-Marcus Martin

    Defensive line (8)
    94-Justin Smith
    91-Ray McDonald
    93-Ian Williams
    95-Tank Carradine
    90-Glenn Dorsey
    92-Quinton Dial
    83-Demarcus Dobbs
    63-Tony Jerod-Eddie

    Outside linebacker (4)
    55-Ahmad Brooks
    96-Corey Lemonier
    51-Dan Skuta
    59-Aaron Lynch

    Inside linebacker (4)
    52-Patrick Willis
    57-Michael Wilhoite
    50-Chris Borland
    54-Nick Moody

    Cornerback (5)
    26-Tramaine Brock
    29-Chris Culliver
    22-Chris Cook
    20-Perrish Cox
    36-Dontae Johnson

    Safety (5)
    35-Eric Reid
    24-Antoine Bethea
    25-Jimmie Ward
    43-Craig Dahl
    46-James McCray

    Kicker (1)
    9-Phil Dawson

    Punter (1)
    4-Andy Lee

    Long snapper (1)
    86-Kyle Nelson

    * * *

    Injured reserve
    CB Kenneth Acker
    FB Will Tukuafu
    RB Kendall Hunter
    WR Chuck Jacobs
    OL Fou Fonoti

    Physically unable to perform
    LB NaVorro Bowman
    TE Garrett Celek
    DL Kaleb Ramsey

    Non-football injury
    RB Marcus Lattimore
    FB Trey Millard
    CB Keith Reaser
    G Brandon Thomas

    Reserve/suspended list
    OLB Aldon Smith

    Reserve/did not report
    RG Alex Boone

  95. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Initial guess at first week inactives: J. Johnson, M. Martin, B. Lloyd, Q. Patton, G. Dorsey, D. Dobbs, A. Lynch, D. Johnson.

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dorsey’s going on IR/designated to return. He’ll be off the roster by the first game.

  97. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another year on IR for Kyle Williams.

  98. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    AJ Jenkins survives cut in KC.

  99. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t believe we kept Greg Roman!

  100. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Why did we keep so many WRs. Greg Roman doesn’t know how to get them open. In our offense a WR running ahead by a half a step is considered open. We only need 3 or 4 and a 2 or three TE. We can always line up FBs and OL wide. Roman has done it many times.

  101. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I am watching USC with their new play caller this year. USC has most of the same players on offense this year as last minus a lineman and star WR. their offense looks good, something it never did last year under Kiffen. If anybody wants to sell me that a play caller is not one of the most important keys to winning I am not respecting said individual as a football person worth spending serious time trying to commit a serious conversation with. I will talk to said individuals so I can have a good laugh. USC is a power again. The biggest difference, they got a play caller so the players can perform to their potential.

  102. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m watching receivers run wide open. I haven’t seen that at USC for years. It is so good to have a good play caller again. Now if only my 49ers would do the same thing and upgrade the play caller.

  103. robNo Gravatar says:

    Nice job on cutdown day by us imo. The only surprise for me was snyder out for someone i’ve never heard of!

  104. robNo Gravatar says:

    And maybe bubba ventrone. Sure hope our ST are up to snuff

  105. robNo Gravatar says:

    Good to see we kept 8 0-line 8 D-line 6 WR’s and about 9 DB’s!!!

  106. robNo Gravatar says:


  107. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You called it on Patton, Rob!!!!!!!!

  108. robNo Gravatar says:

    No RT i was just making sure CHUCK knew my old fav lloyd would make the cut! !!

  109. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I thought they’d keep one of the two not both.

  110. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, crap. Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence.

  111. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That gives me a little hope that we open this up, ROB!!!

  112. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unbelievable. I don’t have a lot of patience for men who womp on women. I’m not going to say anything until we know more. It doesn’t sound good. I read it is a felony domestic battery. The woman is pregnant. I pray for the woman, the unborn baby and Ray.

  113. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers holdout G Alex Boone is expected to report to San Francisco in next 24 hours with a reworked 2-year contract, per league sources.

  114. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The Browns have claimed OT Ryan Seymour.”

  115. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    2.3 mill raise over 2 years for Boone. Can’t be tagged in ’16.

  116. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Browns have also claimed RB Glenn Winston.”

    Rats, should have kept him and dumped LaMichael.

  117. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    CB Darryl Morris claimed by the Texans.

  118. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Ray McDonald is a stupid “F” and this really hurts the team.It would’ve been better if he just broke his leg. So Cleveland and Texas are pilfering our cuts, to me that’s a good sign. Good News about Boone if it’s true.

  119. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like the Tank Carradine era might be coming sooner than we expected.

  120. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Good to see Boone coming back.

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s just hope Boone isn’t out of shape and injury prone due to missed conditioning now.
    That would suck big time.

    Training Camp is all about conditioning and, no matter what these guys do on their own, it never measures up to Team supervised standards.

  122. robNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome news about boone yessssssss

  123. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ray m. Well gotta wait for all the facts
    looks bad imo

  124. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers re-signed 7 to P-squad: DL Okoye, NT Purcell, ILB Skov, OLB Thomas, WR Lewis, OT Bykowski & TE Cleveland.

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Normally they give 2 week roster exemptions for guys like Boone
    to practice and get into shape. If Looney plays at a high level
    Harbaugh will have to make a tough choice.
    Looney should be motivated to show the FO they don’t need to spend the big dollars on Iupati next year.
    Boone should be ready to go against the Cards in the 3rd week.

  126. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I couldn’t find if Ray Mc is still in the pokey. He is/was being held without bail, but could be released today on $50K (don’t ask me how, but that’s probably most likely) OR could be held till Tues. when court reopens.

    The brand spankin’ new NFL guidelines specify a minimum 6 game suspension, with a longer penalty at Rog’s discretion for extraordinary circumstances (such as, maybe, the victim is pregnant???). This penalty, again at Rog’s discretion, would be imposed when the case is disposed OR when “enough” information is accrued.

    So, sometime between now and forever, Rog will institute an undefined suspension at his discretion. For now, it’s a matter of whether Jimbo is a man of his word or whether football takes priority. Three guesses on that one and mine is something like, “Did I really say that? I was jesting, Shirley.”

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT Maiocco suggested that he was freed on $25K Bond –

    McDonald was booked into Santa Clara County Jail at 5:30 a.m. He was released on $25,000 bail later Sunday morning, according to San Jose Police. McDonald is scheduled to appear in Santa Clara Superior Court on Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

  128. winderNo Gravatar says:

    McDonald was one of those that wasn’t nfl ready when we drafted him and we groomed him for years, mostly through injuries. Another case of entitlement as far as I’m concerned. Curious to see what he actually did to her, big guy like that.

  129. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If Jimbo backs down on what he told the players about violence to women, he’s done as a HC here. Not physically, of course, but in terms of respect. It’s time to take a bullet for the team, and the bullettee is McDonald.

  130. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Remember when you could stick out your chest and say you were proud to be a 49er fan? Those days are long since gone. Even the most “companyist” of Company Men wouldn’t dare say in public that they’re now proud of how this organization comports itself.

    The lack of organizational control and subsequent misdeeds and criminal activity by its players is at an all-time low. Since Harbaugh’s arrival the team leads the NFL in number of arrests. Coincidence? You make the call.

    But it better be the right call. Because if it’s Niner related they only allow you one phone call in jail. And it better be to your lawyer.

  131. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The Chiefs and Alex Smith have agreed to a four-year, $68M contract extension with $45M in guarantees.”

  132. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of money for rolling right and throwing out of bounds

  133. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With the added incentives, water coolers on both sidelines might be in play now 馃榾

  134. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If McDonald is suspended for most of the year or released, Purcell might be the guy who goes on the 53. Unless the 49ers go outside the organization. I think Okoye is still working through an injury and in any event is too raw to contribute.

  135. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Damn. Two big comedic “thumbs up” to both Winder and NJ for their Alex Smith rim shots. Couldn’t have said it better myself. You guys beat me to the punch. But I was out busy feeding my ducks — the healthy variety. Not the lame ducks that Alex chucks into the mezzanine level after rolling right.

    Jodie Foster just called from her pinball machine…$68M with $45M guaranteed? Somebody’s getting “Accused” (1988) of rape.

  136. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I guess it’s only a matter of time until Jennifer Lawrence becomes a 49er “Gold Rush” girl. Leaked nude photos from a young Oscar-winning starlet. Sullied reputation? Come be a Niner.

    Oh how I long for the unsullied. This team needs more Grey Worms.

  137. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t think we’ve seen the last of C.J. Spillman. We’re likely to see him on the very first play of the game Sunday.

  138. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Dennis. You long for the Singletary days don’t you?

  139. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, you couldn’t be further from my intended point of reference if you were guided by GPS…

    Phuck yourself
    Sez me

  140. robNo Gravatar says:

    Cmon CHUCK lay off. Singletary was 2-14. You know DENNIS isn’t like that.
    He’s just a fan of the good old days! Like when we were 6-10 under good old mike nolan! !

  141. robNo Gravatar says:

    C’mon you guys it’s no big deal. Ray rice got two games so no big deal … right … ?

  142. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You’ve said many times you’d like a shitty team that doesn’t get close. Ergo, Singletary.

  143. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody call this man a cab. Where’s his ride?
    5 mins of awkward

  144. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody notice Alabama running 3 wide and hurry up this week-end?

    I never considered Nick Saban a great coach but maybe the best recruiter ever. He just has more talent than every other team. Don’t get me wrong, he is not a bad coach, just not a great coach. With his ability to out recruit everybody else he can run the Sardine Can Offense and still win. He tried that offense in the pros and failed miserably at Miami. In fact; it was even worse than that, he quit on his team. He loves his SCO and traditional tempo so much he tried to get the rules changed this off season so teams could not run the hurry up against him.

    So what does he do this last week-end? He goes three wide and hurry up. The #1 advocate of the SCO in today’s game has modified his stance. If Saban can do it RoBaugh can do it. Maybe there is hope for our offense to evolve to something effective. The strange phenomenon that the inspiration comes from Nick Saban is stunning.

  145. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Saban and Kiffen probably saw what a difference a good play caller makes when Kiffen got fired at USC and the new OC was running an offense nobody could stop with the same players while making only some miner changes. I stand firm that a good play caller is as important as a good QB. Maybe more important. Now if only my 49ers could learn that.

  146. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers should build a jail next to their facility to make it easier for players to practice when they get a work furlough!

  147. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Berger – I think the county jail is just down the road apiece. But the work furlough is a good idea.

  148. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    According to Barrows

    “Alex Boone has been working out six days a week in Cleveland, will report to #49ers in good shape”

    Now they’ll have to figure out if good shape means game shape.
    I think that will be determined by Boone’s reps in practice and how rusty he is.

  149. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bellechick thinks a lot more of McLeod Bethel-Thompson at QB than the Niners do. He was claimed today by the Pats and has been added to their practice squad.

  150. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The big reason Kap is the Niner QB is because he makes so many big plays to bail out the lousy play calling. Then when he throws an int at the end of the game the coaching staff is blameless to many.

  151. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That gravatar looks about how I feel.

  152. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, I echo the Winston sentiment. Funny that I can’t find him on my ESPN fantasy roster. Wow he looked solid on the preseason field and appeared as a doppleganger of Hyde.

    The backfield duo could have been ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ post Gore, but oh well.

  153. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Boone passed his physical and the Niners are asking for a roster exemption which makes him unavailable for the Cowgurls unless they activate him and make a roster move.

  154. 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
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 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