49ers 41, Chargers 6

The 49ers walked all over the Chargers Thursday night, 41-6, ending the exhibition season with a 3-1 record. A week from Sunday, the 2013 season will be underway.

When Training Camp began, the team had Anquan Boldin and a cast of nobodies. Now, they have maybe the most talented bunch of wide receivers since the beginning of the century. Marlon Moore has looked great all camp and Quinton Patton is a star in the making. Kyle Williams has yet to play, the assumption being the team is letting him heal fully. But it’s not a stretch to see him possibly getting cut. Chad Hall, Jon Baldwin, and Lavelle Hawkins have all shown flashes of solid, even spectacular play. It’s also conceivable that when Mario Manningham comes off the PUP list in November, the team will just cut him.

Cam Johnson roared off the roster bubble Thursday with a sensational game at OLB, making it likely the team will keep three backup OLBs. Last year, they had only one. Undrafted rookie CB Darryl Morris has possibly been too impressive to sneak through waivers onto the pratice squad.

The one area of the squad that hasn’t shown any rising talents has been the backup offensive linemen. That group was consistently awful in all four exhibition games. Stay healthy, starters, or we could be in big trouble.

Everywhere else, the team has quality starters and quality depth. There’s not five teams in the league who wouldn’t trade their roster for ours in a heartbeat. Heck, there’s probably only one team that wouldn’t make that swap, and Pete Carroll of the Seahawks might have to hesitate a bit before saying no.

The 49ers are going to be the most closely watched team in the league as they make their final cuts over the next two days. One anonymous Charger player openly hoped after the game that his team could get a few of our guys. We’re going to lose some good players, there’s no way around it. Good luck to Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh making some very tough decisions.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We looked good but it was pre-season. I would expect 12-4 or 11-5. I’m going to go with glass half full and say 12-4.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It is a little troubling that Kyle Williams has not dressed for one game during the pre-season and
    expected to be ready for the Packers.
    He has not been hit in anger since his injury (does practice really count?).
    His skillset is similar to Hawkins.
    Hawkins TD was fun to watch and he did stay with the play but tipping a ball up high for a few seconds usually results in a pick six. If you repeated that play 10 times you would have 9 bad outcomes.
    I’m not totally convinced that Hawkins makes the team and his impact with Manningham and Crabtree coming back in Oct/Nov.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Chad Hall played a couple of snaps as a slot CB last night, for what it’s worth.

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    With the ST TD and the catches he made, I think Hawkins sticks. Crabs and Manningham have no bearing on what they do now.
    I tell ya though, the recent WR play has been very good compared to recent memory. Sure, it’s preseason, but it beats the squadoosh we were getting from AJ . . .

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That was pretty funny, Skeebs. He looked lost out there.

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Patton may be starting rather soon. I could see him passing Moore and KW by October.
    Chad Hall playing two positions – might indicate he has a future on the PS.
    Hawkins is error prone but makes plays. Baldwin is error prone and has not made any plays. Might they keep Hawkins over Baldwin? Or keep both until MM is back?

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Or they ran out of bodies to throw out there. I think Hall’s had too much NFL experience to PS him?

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The leading tackler in the preseason has been Nate Stupar.
    To keep him (which I think they should) means they carry more LBs
    and one less WR.
    Thy need to keep Willhoite, Skuta,
    Moody, Lemonier. Cam Johnson and
    Stupar at the expense of Ventrone who has been invisible during preseason and is limited to coverage on ST.
    The Niners usually have 4 receivers active and 3 TEs.
    The 5th WR just occupies a roster spot.
    LMJ was inactive most of last year until Hunter was injured.
    Unless they decide LMJ is the return (either PR or KR) he is going to be inactive because Dixon
    plays ST on a higher level and can fill in as 2nd string FB or 3rd string RB.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ has a sprained knee (extent unknown) but seems that he won’t be available for a while and this impacts who gets cut.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Cards have released G Chilo Rachal.”
    And the fun begins.

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    There’s always the Raiders.

  12. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The turnstiles at the Port Authority Bus Terminal always keep breaking. Maybe Chilo could apply there.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhh. The 2008 draft. The one that netted, uh, me a signed Alex Smith jersey, and the 49ers? Nothing. Morgan had some decent years, but other than that? Squadoosh. I think I got the better end of the deal.
    Kentwan Balmer
    Chilo Rachal
    Reggie Smith
    Cody Wallace
    Josh Morgan
    Larry Grant

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Last year’s draft ain’t lookin’ too good, either.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Screw Seneca Wallace and the horse he rode in on. He didn’t go to San Diego because…

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ out for first 3 weeks with knee sprain.
    KW to be the punt returner.

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, 4 guys are still on the team, and LMJ is a pretty solid back up. Cam Johnson has the potential to make in in the NFL. Fleming? Well, hard to say since he can’t get on the field. Robinson? Ehhh. Looney’s struggling.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just noticed Matt Scott QB was cut from the Jags today beaten out a job by Blaine Gabbert.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One roster projection has the Rams keeping 5 WRs and 5 Tight Ends.
    And you thought the Niners were a TE oriented team.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags cut Michael Robinson

  21. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Last night Craig Dahl got a tipped pass right into his bread basket for an easy INT. And now tonight? His North Dakota St. Bison as a 12 1/2 dog upset the Kansas St. Wildcats 24 to 21.
    Well that’s just fine and dandy. But just you wait. When Dahl hits the field as an added safety in the Niner nickel package vs Aaron Rodgers and his Pack come Week 1 at the ‘Stick…

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Holy Mother of Pearl. That scene from “Jaws” means more to me than you guys could possibly ever fathom. Christ. I best stop talking now. No good can come forth from here on out…

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Patriots release Tim Tebow.
    And Bloody Saturday has begun.

  24. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Patriots released Tebow? Why would our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ do something like that?
    Maybe because God and religion is just one big effing hoax that was invented to make people feel better about themselves. Just a thought.

  25. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers have released LB Travis Johnson, former standout at San Jose State.”
    1 down, 21 to go.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a shocker.
    Seahags release Antoine Winfield who was supposed to their slot corner and much was made of that addition.

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Panthers now have one player left from their 2011 draft class – Cam Newton. Top pick in every round, wasted.

  28. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “1 down, 21 to go.”
    Are you referring to the 49er cuts or the Budweisers sitting in my fridge?

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’d never start a weekend with only 22 Buds in the fridge.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Thomas is another Bud down.

  31. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:


  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Adios FB Jason Schepler.

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del might have to start drinking a bit faster!

  34. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Winfield’s 36. It ain’tt that big a shock.

    I think Hawkins makes it over Osgood..

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bye-bye S Trenton Robinson.

  36. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Vince young sent packing by the . . . Packers

  37. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    OL Wayne Tribue, we never knew you.

  38. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers will sign former Stanford FB Owen Marecic.

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Does that put Bruce Miller or Boobie Dixon in trouble?

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Marecic might make Celek expendable

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Lavelle Hawkins, Kassim Osgood – ta ta, fellas.

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    No unexpected cuts yet.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hawkins and Osgood have been cut

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I spoke too soon. I did not expect Hawkins and Osgood to be cut. I did expect one or the other only.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Or Marecic replaces Ventrone

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Brian Jennings’ 13 year run of excellence comes to an end.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sad to see Jennings go.
    Hope McDermott lives up to his standard of excellence.
    Egos waived 2011 #1 draft pick G Danny Watkins.

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    OL Carter Bykowski (heading to PS?)

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    CB Marcus Cooper.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As expected Collie is waived.

  51. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chad Hall and Daryl Morris cut.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Darryl Morris CB has also just been released.

  53. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If we sign Marecic I think we have 11 (?) more cuts to go.

  54. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Marecic, really? That signing solidifies the fact that Harbaugh runs the entire team. Baalke is GM in name only. Jimbo is judge, jury and the 49er effing executioner.

  55. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Glad to see Lavelle Hawkins had a meeting with the Turk. That pompous POS Cal Bear can kiss my white polar bear ass.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tonight’s game Clemson vs Georgia
    features two pretty decent QBs.
    Taj Boyd and Aaron Murray who should be among the top 5 QBs available in next year’s draft.

  57. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaalke is certainly dragging this out. Drama queens.

  58. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I just finished drafting my 3rd FF team for the day over at ESPN moments ago. I’m exhausted. I always try to draft (if possible) the same players on each and every team. All my teams will either be sinking or swimming on these core players. Anywho, this year I gravitated to one particular team and its skill players. Which one? Let’s just say Bert Lahr would feel right at home. Roar!
    Speaking of Roar, that was the name of one of my all-time favorite horses. His sire? None other than the great Forty Niner. ‘Nuff said.

  59. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And who was Forty Niner’s sire? Mr. Prospector. You ask any horseman worth his salt who has even a modicum of racing and breeding history, and they’ll tell you — Mr. Prospector was the greatest sire and broodmare sire in North American history. That guy has sons, grandsons, great grandsons and great-great grandsons and daughters running and winning races all over the place.
    Mr. Prospector was a magnificent animal. 6F at GP in 107 4/5 as a 3 yo. That’s moving. I don’t think A.J. Jenkins could run that fast. 😛

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, The preseason SEC coaches’ poll had Murray ranked 1st, followed by A.J. McCarron and “Johnny Football” third.
    Winning the Heisman gets you 3rd place in the SEC. How bout those apples.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny Football is the evil version of Tim Tebow.
    He’s not a NFL caliber QB.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    MarQueis Gray, Jewel Hampton, Joe Holland, Chuck Jacobs, Seneca Wallace, Patrick Omameh, and Mike Purcell. Adieu.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The most notable 49ers bubble guys to make it: DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, LB Nate Stupar, S Bubba Ventrone.”

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t see NT Givens on the cut list. Guess he made it.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Divens was cut last week in the first wave

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Missed that one. I’m fired.

  67. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Divens was cut in the head courtesy of an Ahmad Brooks beer bottle months ago.

  68. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    49ers – 4 1/2 O/U of 48 1/2 vs GB.
    I’ve been pontificating (Go Pope Frank!) and spouting bet the OVER since I can remember. Now? Where’s the cocktail waitress? I have to drink on it.

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Purcells was going to make the team based on the 1st two games. He didn’t look nearly as good in the 2nd two games. I would expect to see him on the PS.

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Does pontificating mean that you’ve been out on a pontoon boat!

  71. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How about Baker Mayfield. He is a true freshman who started at QB for Texas Tech and threw for 5 TDs.

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    UNR has a QB to keep an eye on this year. Cody Fajardo.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke should in touch with Tom Gamble and the Egos.
    They have a shortage of OLBs and we have a surplus.
    If we can get a 4th rd pick I’d give them Cam Johnson or Stupar although I think Stupar is a better player at this point and Cam just had the game of his life last Thurs.

  74. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Cody Wallace is still in the league. What a surprise. The Bucs did the honors cutting him this year.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I believe the last Texas Tech QB to have a lengthy NFL career (5 years +) was Billy Joe Tolliver.
    They are products of the TT syatem which doesn’t translate to the NFL.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sehags made a trade for a DT
    “Seahawks acquired DT D’Anthony Smith from the Jaguars in exchange for undisclosed considerations.”

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen, John Skelton and David Carr were
    all waived today.
    All are mediocre QBs to put it kindly.
    David Carr was a joke when he was with the Niners.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Bears have worked out Ricardo Lockette and are considering putting him on their PS.
    That should mean Chuck Jacobs to the Niner PS unless someone else claims him.

  79. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- I forgot to mention one very important thing about the TT freshman who threw for 5 TDs. He is a walk-on. Whether he ever makes it to the pros or not, that is amazing.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Mayfield story is remarkable
    but he’s from Lake Travis High in Austin.
    The starting QB for TT is actually
    Robert Brewer also from Lake Travis and basically Mayfield followed Brewer to TT.
    Robert Brewer’s dad Robert and Grandfather Charlie were starting QBs for Texas.
    Brewer is hurt so they went to the backups and Mayfield won the #2 job.
    Brewer followed Garret Gilbert at
    Lake Travis who went to UT (he replaced McCoy in the BCS Championship Game against Bama).
    Gilbert transferred to SMU because his dad Gale (Cal) didn’t think his son was treated fairly
    and he poisoned the well for UT at Lake Travis High.
    Much of this is like a great big soap opera.

  81. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Berger: 3:35. Looks like you learned from your past transgressions. Go for you.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The opposing QB against TT for SMU
    was Garrett Gilbert but his team came up short.
    “Gilbert, starting his second season as a graduate student at SMU, completed 41 of 62 passes for 388 yards”

    SMU’s head coach is June Jones.

  83. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood- I talked about Keep a lot. You are living in a fantasy world.

  84. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Raiders kept two punters.

  85. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of Sub-lime, my favorite song by Bradley and co.

  86. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “QB Scott Tolzien will be added to Packers practice squad Sunday.”

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And cut the following week after the 49er game.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    KC Trades a OLB to Edgar Jones to Dallas –
    We have an another opportunity to fill a Roster spot in KC.

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Geez –
    Let’s retype that with my eyes open.
    KC Trades OLB Edgar Jones to Dallas –
    We have an another opportunity to fill a Roster spot in KC.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jennings knew his time was up and actually prepared a statement.
    It’s just too bad he couldn’t have been around for a Super Bowl win as he endured some really crap years much like Bryant Young.
    Two class guys that deserved better.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Will be curious to see how the Marecic (pending) signing impacts the current 53.
    With Bruce Miller being a converted DE who now has FB experience, could this mean Dobbs or maybe Anthony Dixon are expendable?

  92. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    OK. It’s about that time, prediction time that is. What’s our record gonna be? I think Berger is already on record as saying 12-4? Preseason wins do not count towards the total, buddy. You might wanna re-think that number.
    I don’t have a number, but I do have a goddamn proclamation.
    Green Bay is a mother effing must win!!! Lose Week 1 at home and we’ll find ourselves 0-2 the next week up in Pugent Sound. Your time is up. So is mine, and so is our Niners should they start off the year at 0-2.
    A) Bullet
    B) Rope
    C) Cyanide
    D) Header off the ledge
    I’ll say it once more…GREEN BAY IS A MUST WIN!!!
    As Sinatra used to say, “I’ll state my case of which I’m certain.”

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m more concerned about a Week 2 win in Seattle.
    Be nice to have both of course.
    I originally thought about us going 11-5.
    I’m going to go with 10-6.
    Might not win the Division but, a Wildcard isn’t a terrible option, so long as we stay healthy and get into the Playoffs.
    We’re fortunate to get the BYE in the middle of the Season too, which will allow some Roster tweaks for guys like Mario, and others, currently on the mend.
    Second half is much less imposing in terms of matchups.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One slight advantage for the 1st half of the schedule is, we get the AFC games out of the way.
    With one of them being in London of course.
    Have to focus on the the NFC in the second half.
    Saints and Redskins away won’t be easy.
    Hope to get a win in TB and, hopefully steal one from ATL at home.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Does anyone know…..?
    How soon does the League provide updates on players who have cleared Waivers?
    Will that happen over the Holiday weekend or afterward?

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Players clear waivers after 24 hours, or somebody claims them during that time.

  97. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Our front 7 looks great. I’m still a little concerned about the NT position but pre-season allowed me to not worry as much as I was fretting.

  98. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    It always comes down to injuries. You’ve got certain guys you cannot afford to lose for very long – Justin, Aldon, Kaepernick, Staley, Boldin, some others. Keep our core guys healthy and we will be in the mix in January. We’ll be somewhere around 11-5. Unless disaster hits. But there’s nothing you can do to control that, so you have to go forward and not worry about it.

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Ray Lewis, your team won the game, I can just imagine if the outcome were on the Niners side.
    I think Ray watches too many Buffalo Wild Wings commercials
    and this made him come up with the conspiracy theory.
    If you notice in the commercial #52 got nailed by a sprinkler and then the light bulb went off in Ray’s head.

  100. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “WR Chad Hall claimed off waivers by the Chiefs.”
    He’ll bump AJ Jenkins down the depth chart in a heartbeat.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Ricardo Lockette to Bears PS.

  102. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “MarQueis Gray is going to the Cleveland Browns.”

  103. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “CB Darryl Morris will sign with 49ers practice squad.”
    That’s one we wanted to keep.

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    OT Carter Bykowski to PS.

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The Chiefs claim 49ers seventh-round pick CB Marcus Cooper.”
    As expected, Chiefs feasting on our castoffs.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:



    “Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that New England has also claimed guard Chris Barker, who went to the University of Nevada. He joins tight end Zach Sudfeld as former members of the Wolf Pack to land on the Patriots’ 53-man roster”

  107. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Chuck Jacobs to the practice squad.

  108. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dontay Moch got cut, though, by whatever team he was on.

  109. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like the Alex Smith filet, medium rare with the Chad H(a)llandaise sauce. The Jenkins au gratin. And a slice of Cooper chocolate cake for dessert.

  110. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Moch was on the Bengals, I just watched him the other night. He had a sack. One night you’re the sacker, the next you’re the sackee. I foresee sack lunches and sacking groceries in his immediate future.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You have the balls to talk about sacks?

  112. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I never used to get excited about our practice squad players because when we had good coaches like Walsh I was too young to pay attention, and then when it was Erickson, Nolan and Singletary, those coaches weren’t good enough (along with Donahue and McCloughan) to actually establish a working farm system. But in two years Harbaalke has established a working farm system the rest of the league respects and I’m starting to enjoy paying attention to.
    I’m glad Lockette’s gone. He didn’t learn to play the position at a young age. He has no instincts for the position. He’s a waste of time. Love that we held onto Morris, and hope we sign Thomas (safety). We do, however, need a project NT for the practice squad.
    I’m not that bummed that we lost Cooper (thought he was too skinny), or Hall, but I am bummed we lost MarQueff.
    I wonder if a team can claim a guy like MarQueis, have him on the roster for a day or two, then wait for the 49ers to have their PS set, dump him and try to put him on their practice squad. I guess that’s why there’s so much roster and PS shuffling for the first couple of weeks. Guess it ultimately comes down to which practice squad the player wants to be apart of. If I’m Marqueis I’m staying in Cleveland only because they have little offensive talent and Norv Turner.
    I used to think guys on the PS would never make an impact. They didn’t under Nolan or Singletary because they were a couple of boobs. But now our PS squad guys can have a pretty big impact.
    And Berger – I don’t smoke, but you must have been to miss Colin Kaepernick right your own backyard and instead talk up Blaine Gabbert 24/7. Speakin’ of boobs….

  113. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jewel Hampton to the PS.

  114. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty- When you speak like an expert you sound and look like this:

  115. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Zack Sudfeld was an excellent TE for UNR. He made a lot of clutch catches. UNR usually has very good OL. I have a sneaking suspicion Dontay Moch was on PEDs in college.

  116. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Same old UNR last night, no defense.

  117. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood’s 49er goals for ’13

    1.) Kaep needs to get through his progressions quicker. Now when Kaep moves from one guy to the next he can pull the trigger quicker than anyone I’ve seen (not the throwing motion, the decision to throw – see the Patton TD in week 3). However, Kaep needs his eyes to bounce between receivers faster.
    2.) Harbaugh not be such a douche on the sidelines, and in big games lighten the atmosphere for the players. It looks like Harbaugh is enjoying his job more this year, especially with the media. The next step will be for him to treat the refs better. The crying doesn’t change the call on the field.
    3.) Put games away. It’s harder to do in the NFL now. Before parity and salary cap, the Steelers could beat the Bengals by sixty before half and have the second stringers in there…. back in the day. The 49ers are good enough to do that now – demoralize teams and put ’em away before halftime. We aren’t starting Alex Smith anymore. We almost put the Patriots away last year. Let’s take the “almost,” out of that sentence this year.
    4.) No big plays deep. If you’re playing fantasy football, the 49ers’ defense isn’t a good one to pick because the safety play is suspect. Reid’s a rookie and Whitner couldn’t keep ants from egg salad. Yes, our pass rush will be improved with Lemonier and Johnson, but that doesn’t mean the deep ball is automatically taken away. We’re vulnerable there. No big plays deep alla Jacoby.
    5.) Hit Russell Wilson. I don’t care how, get hits on him. Land on him alla Matt Ryan and Brooks (sweet dirty play), smash him, crush him, kick him in the knee caps, but get hits on him. Make him afraid to play us. Make him get happy feet. Blitz him. Hit him late. Knock him down.
    6.)Establish a deep threat. I think it’s Kyle Williams and Jon Baldwin. Kaep can drive the ball, and we have the horses to block up front. Nothing demoralizes a team more than a quick strike. Create a quick strike offense and defense that loves to blitz and this team will be hard to stop. Flea flickers? I love that play.
    7.) Win the Super Bowl. Don’t give me this SB loser hangover talk. That’s for guys like Donovan McNabb. This 49er team is the best in the NFL. It should win the Super Bowl.
    8.) Get Tank and Dial in there to spell Justin and Ray. Cory and Cam will spell Aldon and Brooks. Ian and super bust will rotate. For now Dobbs will rotate along the line. But the sooner Tank and Dial are in there, the better off we are. We need Justin, Ray and Aldon fresh for this next playoff run. And while we’re at it, get Nnamdi and Rogers some rest as well with Brock and Cox in the second half of games.
    9.) Play action. Don’t run Kaep. I know Kaep likes the read option because he can see the defense, whereas if he’s going standard play action his back’s turned to the defense, but the middle linebackers bite on the standard play action and the outside backers bite on the read option. Forget the read option. Open up the middle of the field and make Vance McDonald a super star. And while we’re at it…. I love the read option fake handoff into a qb pass. That’s what Kaep should do off the read option this year.
    10.) Continue to make Berger pay for a.) being a Nazi (war crimes) b.) blogging everyday and never telling us about Colin Kaepernick when Kaep was literally ten miles from Berger. c.) his love for Alex Smith – being 100% in the Alex Smith camp and then backtracking like a little girl when Kaep took over. d.) his transgressions. (I guess the 49ers can’t do this, but I can).

  118. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    OL Patrick Omameh, S Mike Thomas, and DL Mike Purcell to practice squad.

  119. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Six teams — CLEV, HOU, GB, DAL, NO, BALT — put in waiver claims for former 49ers TE MarQueis Gray.”

  120. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The MarQueis de Claim.

  121. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Geoffrey Rush played a terrific Marquis in “Quills” (2000). Very nice ensemble cast that included Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine. And check out Amelia Warner, she played Caine’s raised in a convent made-to-order wife. Hot little piece of ass.

  122. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I thought MarQueff had made our club and would be the true Delanie Walker replacement with overall craftiness and a workmanlike approach to gradually getting better. But, Tom Celek is improving – and he was in Vietnam.

  123. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Bills will pick starting quarterback on Wednesday.”
    Hey, no hurry. You got the Pats this Sunday. No sweat.

  124. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Trenton Robinson has agreed to join Eagles practice squad.”

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ray Lewis thinks the power outage was a conspiracy?
    I think both Teams had the same amount of lost momentum.
    The way we were beating Ray across the middle you’d think he would have appreciated the extra rest.
    So glad he’s out of the game.
    Complete and utter buffoon.
    Guys like him give religion a black eye.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think the conspiracy was carried out by Randy Moss, Chris Culliver and LMJ.
    It is was it is Ray.
    You won.
    STFU already.

  127. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I think Joe Flacco got confused about what Ray-Ray was saying and kicked the plug out.

  128. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Why can’t any of these guys just go quietly from the game? Is it head trauma or separation anxiety? I respect the ones that leave quietly.

  129. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sad part is Grump, this idiot is going to be working for ESPN.
    I’m sooooo sick of listening to over inflated opinion I’d like to scream.
    He thinks the Ravens won because of, or, for him.
    Great player in his prime.
    Just wish he’d stop hiding all his skeletons behind the Cross.
    Take your Rings and be grateful.
    Just shut up.

  130. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He talks conspiracy about a SB power outage yet sat in a jail cell years ago knowing information about a double homicide.
    Yeh Ray, let’s stop the charade about what constitutes a conspiracy.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One of the highlights of that game was hearing the sound bite of Vernon chewing his ear after beating him on a crossing route.
    Ray is an intimidator, nothing else.
    Really wish we could have ruined his retirement party.
    So it is written.
    We’ll move on.

  132. 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 · 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