49ers Put Out the Cat

The San Francisco 49ers opened the game by forcing a Detroit 3 and out punt, then rolled down the field in four plays for a touchdown, and it looked like the game would be a rout. From that time on, though, the game was a bruising battle of you score, we score, ending with the 49ers on top 27-19.

The Lions played a tougher game than most of us imagined they would. Strangely, they hung around by abandoning their normal pass wacky offense and pounding away with their fairly feeble running game. It was good enough to kick field goals and hang around, but the 49ers put up three TDs and never let the Lions get back in the game. Detroit might not have ever touched the end zone if it weren’t for a blatant unflagged WR pick play on the Lions last desperation drive at the end of the game.

The 49ers put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter with an 80 yard, 13 play drive that ate 6 minutes off the clock. There were four clutch third down conversions, three to Michael Crabtree, and a final lob home run 23 yard TD pass to Vernon Davis. Crabs & VD. I don’t even want to think about the type of commercial these two will be making in the future if they continue to be the 49er stars in the coming years. Has any sports star ever done a condom ad?

Alex Smith again played a near flawless game, going 20 for 31, despite six or seven drops, and running his streak to 216 passes without an interception. One second half drive ended with three straight drops — the first by Bruce Miller, the second by Delanie Walker, and the final one by Mario Manningham. Walker’s drop has become an almost obligatory item in the game plan.

The 49er win capped a day that saw the entire NFC West record victories, the most surprising by the Cardinals, beating the Patriots in Foxboro. Seattle made Dallas look ordinary, a mere one week after the East Coasters had them primed for an SB run. And St. Louis brought RGIII and the Redskins crashing back to earth.

After the game, NBC shills Bob Costas and Tony Dungy quickly praised the 49er defense and then rushed on to gush over the New York Giants, who had barely survived at home against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Sheesh, dweebs, control yourselves. I’m sure Dungy is a very nice man, but if he has ever said anything insightful or interesting, I sure hope somebody taped it for evidence at his trial for Second Degree Boring In The Extreme, multiple counts.

The season is young, but right now it looks like the NFC West is going to be a bruising ordeal. The Cardinals and Seahawks defenses look every bit as formidable as the 49ers. The division has already taken down Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Matt Stafford, RGIII, and Tom Brady. Next Sunday, the Seahawks take their own shot at home against Rodgers, Arizona gets Michael Vick, St. Louis goes after Jay Cutler, and the 49ers take on Christian Ponder. Ponder might not deserve mention as a scary guy, but we don’t make the schedule.

Some wacky games in the first two weeks, with Drew Brees going down twice. But some things remain predictable and normal. Ladies and gentlemen, your Oakland Raiders. Still shitty after all these years. Routed by the hapless Miami Dolphins. Good grief.

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161 comments on “49ers Put Out the Cat
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We’ve played a couple of D-lines that can put good pressure on the QB. Or O-line has allowed some sacks but the opponents have been some of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree looked great. He had one drive killing drop but that seems obligatory for a 49er receiver.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if Stinky still wants to trade Aldon Smith, Kappy and a 2nd round pick for Jake Locker?

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It cracks me up to listen to the experts across the country say Alex Smith is now learning this or that. It isn’t like all of the sudden he had an epiphany this or last year. The difference is having a HC with a clue and a 2nd year in the same system. I guess the clueless need to cover their asses.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A great win by the Niners in a methodical fashion in which they stuck to their gameplan.
    They dared the Lions to run
    and did not load the box to stop the run which Linehan wanted so Megatron could operate.
    Wonder if Linehan still thinks he made the right choice by choosing the Lions over the Niners based on potential. It looks like he chose poorly.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Morgan cost the Redskins at the end of their game by losing jis cool and getting a personal foul. Finnegan is one of the dirtiest players in the league
    and got Josh to throw the ball at him. The official should’ve seen Finnegan hitting Morgan in the face and retaliating cuz it happened right in front of him.
    Instead of a 47 yard FG the Skins tried a 62 yarder to tie the game and missed.


  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Highlight package of the game.
    The commentary is very entertaining

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore needs 864 yds to became the all time 49er rushing leader.

  9. SUPREME72No Gravatar says:

    Did anyone see comments by Crabtree referring to A.S as his QB, his finally accepting it. lol

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger – It’s not ALL the HC or offense. Some of it is, but not all.
    Alex has been improving incrementally since the “We Want Carr” game. It’s happened slowly, and we did not immediately start winning, but he’s been a different guy since that night. It actually started under Mike Johnson, when Alex started tuning out Singletary, and playing to his strengths instead of trying to force balls into coverage.
    You look at his accuracy now – balls hitting receivers more or less in stride much of the time – that was something he could not do three years ago. Some of that is Tom House, some of it is comfort level in the pocket. Some of it is gradually better pass blocking giving him the confidence that he does not have to just chuck it out ASAP. Compare to Stafford, who frankly looked horrendous at times last night.
    Harbaugh certainly has helped, but I give Alex himself a lot of credit. He has turned his career around. Based off the first two games, I think he has a real shot at the Pro Bowl this year, whatever his stats are. If Troy Aikman did it with modest stats, so can he. He’s stealing Tebow’s slogan without the BS: “All I do is win.”

  11. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    nice Post Grumpy, as you say, it’s a witch’s brew that has Alex playing at a high level now, no small part of it is success breads success, the confidence level is high.
    I noticed on the shorter throws Alex is throwing down, between knees and waist a lot of times. Don’t know if this is to reduce the possibility of unintentional turnovers from a higher ball being deflected up or if it’s from Tom House’s stuff or just something odd from the night.
    Not a criticism just an observation.

  12. 12th manNo Gravatar says:


  13. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Well the Niners are off to a dream start, looking at the schedule when it came out we all knew getting to 2-0 would be a tough row to hoe, yet here they are.
    1-1 Vikings are next with the only real danger being to overlook them thinking about the Jets and Bills games coming up. Jets and Bills both had reversals of fortunes in week 2, and so dramatically that I have no idea what to expect from either team. I do know one thing though, The 49ers are going to be hard to beat.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- Whatever. I hope you feel better about yourself now that you took the time to cover your tracks.
    Alex had time to see House this off season because he wasn’t spending the off season learning a new playbook. These are things he should have been afforded before If he had a coach with a clue. And when you change the system every year it is not usually the QB who is behind, but the rest of the team. It was the coaching. Period. If he had better coaching he would have been at this point a few years ago. Most QBs who have their career stalled by bad coaching get thrown out by fans and media. Alex was one of the lucky ones who was able to play the bad lies and stay in the game until the weather got better.
    I never said he was a good or bad QB until the middle of last year. My point of view was that there was no way to tell with how bad our coaching was. Some call that sitting on the fence, I call it knowing what saw and not joining the hanging posse.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The thing about the changes Alex made, and where it turned around, really was when Jimmy Hat got the boot. The wins didn’t come, but his game immediately improved with Mike Johnson calling plays rather than Sing’s yes-man.
    It’s not like Smith magically discovered how to play QB after Harbaugh got here. He was given a better set of plays to work with. Before Harbaugh got here.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That onside kick defense needs to be rethought. To have nobody deep
    is inviting disaster because a bouncing football can be as elusive as a greased pig.
    Seeley needs to have one guy standing at the 20, if nothing else than to serve as a safety.
    Ten guys up front is plenty.
    Another team will study film for this situation and put their fastest gunners to outrace you to a free ball if it ever comes down to that.
    Harbaugh needs to make this a teaching moment and make an adjustment. Judging how he was
    agitated at Seely I think that has or will be addressed.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Turns out Harbaugh should have been busting Alex’s nose before sending him out on the field instead of hammering on his pads and helmet. Alex was a bolder QB with his blood dripping off his face and took care not to wipe it off or let the team medic wipe it off either. Play with more guts and you just might make it over the hump at last.
    Most of Alex’s confidence has come from concentrating on keeping the ball instead of worrying about taking a sack, which he still does too easily, and throwing mostly low risk passes and not working through his receivers and a scheme designed to rely on running game, defense and field position and baby the QB. That’s coaching. And it’s worked very well now that we have the pieces.
    Good morning.

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seeing as they called a time out and still didn’t put anyone down there was even dumber. Still and all, a redemption of sorts for KW. Good to see you’ve been reading my blog, Bullit.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If it was as easy as you make it sound, NoFear, Nolan would have done it. Be sure to not give any credit where it’s due.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s funny how sooo many people begrudge the fact that the Niners can run the ball effectively. This isn’t fantasy football.
    Take a look at Carson Palmer’s numbers yesterday. Great, if he’s on your fantasy team. In reality, the Raiders got manhandled by the Dolphins.

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good to have you back, NoFear. Someone has to shit on the parade ground.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I only read your blog when my Spidey senses are telling me I’m being dissed.
    I see you’re still shooting in the dark with conspiracy theories.
    You accused everyone but your lackeys of being Red Dog. I still laugh everytime you claim to connect the dots and put it out there you take bullit and Red Dog and come up with redbull.
    You can never put that genie in the bottle again and you revealed your paranoia.

    If you have something to say to me I’m here so no need to talk behind my back unless you like channeling your inner gossip girl.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The Bears are benching left guard Chris Spencer and replacing him in the starting lineup with Chilo Rachal.”
    Time for Cutler to upgrade his life insurance coverage. Chicago obviously doesn’t want to just bench him and would prefer he just gets killed back there in the pocket.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Talk to Skeebs about it. He’s convinced as well.
    Spidey senses? Yikes. How old are you?

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And I thought it was Skeebs, then you. Hardly everyone. I guess I should call you Peter Pecker, er, Parker.

  26. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers are clearly, after week 2, the best team in the NFL. There are no weak links on the 49ers. They have Andy Lee, David Akers, Brian Jennings to makeup a dynamic special teams. They have the best defense in the league with easily the best linebacking 3/4 corp in the game. They have probably the best secondary in the game and maybe one of the best secondaries we’ve seen in SF for the last twenty years. The offensive line is very good. The skill players are very good. The coaching staff is awesome and the team has depth. What’s that leave? It leaves the 49ers as the early season odds on favorite to win the Super Bowl. This team, provided that major players don’t get injured, should win the Super Bowl. It’s that good.

  27. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    I read somewhere dogs have a sixth sense, is that like a spidey sense?

  28. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Stinky, how did Alex Smith play?

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Throwing shit up on a wall and hoping it’ll stick?
    If you look at your own blog your lackeys named a bunch of suspects
    posting on your blog that had contrarian opinions.
    On this blog you accused Skeebers and myself of being the same person just like Stinky said you and I were the same.
    Sorry but Skeebers never confirmed anything. You just tried to catch him in a “gotcha moment”.
    Logically how would Skeebers know who was posting on your blog if you the moderator didn’t know?
    Anyway this is the last I’m going to talk about it because it’s a rathole I choose not to go down.

  30. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Grump – Berger’s just trying to get Skeebers some hits. Berger flip-flops and backtracks more than anyone.
    After week two, Alex Smith is 23rd in at attempts, but 6th overall in sacks taken. Must be the starting line. Lol.
    Nobody is mentioning that 3/4 of the Lions’ starting secondary was on the bench and Smith still had pedestrian numbers. Looks like Tony Dungy was right. To beat the Niners, you need to stop the run. Why? Because the qb stinks. With this team, the only reason they don’t win the Super Bowl is because Alex Smith can’t play.

  31. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    stinky, niners are 3rd in the league running the ball, think that might account for fewer passing attempts?

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Now you just showing how truly ignorant you are or is this just an effort on your part to show everyone you can read?
    If you could ead you would know that sixth sense is attributed to humans and is also called ESP.
    However I’m sure you will confuse it with ESPN.

  33. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    12th – how are the 49ers 3rd in the league in running the ball with Smith 6th in sacks taken? How’s that work?

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Is it time for the parade?
    How’s that statue coming along?

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow just read the Redskin defense
    lost Orakpo and Adam Carriker
    for the season in yesterday’s game.
    Very unfortunately devastating to Shanahan.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One thing that truly amazes me about how the Oline has matured.
    Not to jinx them but when they sucked you could always count
    on 3-5 holding calls in a game and almost certainly on a big scoring play which nullified the score.
    Knock on wood but this hasn’t been an issue since Harbaugh took over and replaced Chilo.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Love seeing this segment every week as I look forward to it. Damn it there’s Wedding Crashers in the locker room.


  38. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, Alex may still take some sacks, but his QBR is well over 100 now… and that’s with Delanie Freaking Walker still dropping balls, not to mention an assist from six other guys last night.
    Alex’s accuracy is startling and not something he used to be able to do. Berger can believe that’s all Harbaugh giving him the Holy Helmet of Antioch or whatever. Personally, I think he just got better.

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith crapfest slapfight in 1, 2, 5!

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Stickyfingers, you aren’t mentioning that the 49ers won. Undead Al and NoFear can bemoan the ‘pedestrian’ numbers all they want. Truth is, the 49ers have a balanced attack that is the envy of the league. Teams go pass-happy becasue they either can’t run or are forced to give up the run because they are behind. Given the fact that Walker (and Miller, and Manningham)killed another drive with his weekly drop (why the @$#$ did we dump Reuland?), Smith’s numbers would have been better.
    Fantasy number be damned. ESPN (and you pretty pals) can cream all over the gaudy QB numbers as they usually do, but I’ll take the wins.

  41. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Stinky, they are 3rd in the league cause they ran for the 3rd most yards, that’s how it kinda works.

    Sacks v turnovers is your other point right? Cause I know you know it’s better to take a sack than throw it and hope right?

    Hard for you to argue it’s not a winning formula I would think, you know, given the winning part an all.

  42. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    The offensive numbers are not pedestrian, it’s 400+ yds a game, it’s just not all in one column is all.

  43. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you are the google king, even a cursory glance around google brings up a plethora of scientific articles and research into canine sixth sense abilities. I did however find a dearth of scientific information on spidey senses, perhaps you can point me in the right direction?

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- I’ve been telling you guys for years that Alex has a tendency to drop his hands. Getting some expert advice this off season instead of learning a new playbook allowed him the time to find out a few things that have hindered his accuracy. I read he also was tilting his head. He has always been accurate when he keeps his hands up. Drew Brees has the same tendency of dropping his hands, and when he does he becomes less accurate.
    Alex should have been afforded the opportunity to do this before, but then he wouldn’t know the new playbook. How do I assume this? Because Alex was very accurate when Norv Turner was here.
    Norv is great at teaching QBs good mechanics. Norv left, Alex broke his shoulder and developed some bad habits that were not picked up by our bad coaches. He now has good QB coaches and the time to get more help on his own.
    I do not understand how these facts can be discounted by the haters. But that’s what hanging posses do. They hang the wrong guy and pat themselves on the back for their ability judge.

  45. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, where did you get the info that Alex never had time to see a throwing specialist before this off season?

  46. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, some of the coaching must have started with Singletary and Mike Johnson then – because his play got steadily if incrementally better through the second half of 2010. Including avoiding turnovers. We still did not win, because Singletary was a moron, and defenses still knew which of our two plays we were running as we lined up. But even with that limited offense, Alex got better at avoiding mistakes and doing what he could within that stone age offense.
    I fully believe Harbaugh has made a huge positive difference in his career. I also think somewhere around that “We want Carr” game, Alex himself changed. Maybe he just tired of the BS, or grew a thicker skin. Because since that night, his improvement has been slow but steady. And I think that attitude change might be just as important as his coaching. Before, when things went wrong, he would hang his head and slump his shoulders and look defeated. Partly because the team was not good enough to overcome any adversity, and partly because he had not learned to let it go and keep playing. Now, he rarely makes a critical error, and if he does, he does not it bother him.
    As for his earlier career, sure, he would have been better sooner if Norv had not left, or even better if he had Harbaugh from the beginning. He would have still been terrible in 2005, because as a rookie, like most rookies, he just was not ready for the NFL; better in 2006 as he was in fact with Turner; and then 2007 would have been an interesting year. Without the Hostler train wreck we probably don’t have the Chinese Fire Drill on the O-line that invited teams to rush and blitz us unmercifully. So Alex likely would never have gotten hurt. I’d speculate that by 2008 or 2009 he would have been accepted as a good QB around here, but we’ll never know for sure. What ifs only take you so far.
    At least in the here and now, we finally have some offensive competence and consistency. Those third down throws last night were a revelation. Even the Alex of 2006 or 2010 could not make three gut check money throws on third down in a row. Maybe one, but not all three. A lot of that is confidence, in himself and in the team. And that is why I think this is the year he will silence the remaining doubters and go to the Pro Bowl. And maybe, if we stay healthy, bring home another Lombardi.

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t I say that here? Maybe it was my blog. That Jimmy Hat was the last of a long line of shitty coaches Smith had. His numbers immediately improved when Mike Johnson arrived. Wins didn’t but Smith’s play did.
    Turner’s departure was a setback for 2 reasons. One was just for the fact that once he finally left, it was nearly past the hiring window (Dallas was the main suitor. SD got involved after Dallas bowed out) and there were few coaches out there left to hire. Two, Hostler ended up being a train wreck (even if I originally thought the continuity would do him good). Nolan must have ruined the guy.
    The funny thing was (in a truly pathetic way), Singletary did much the same thing by firing Mike Martz with NO ONE in mind to fill his spot. No one wanted to work with him except for the original yes-man Jimmy Hat Raye. And he was like 5th choice.

  48. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- I’ll agree with that last post.

    12th- Alex said it himself this off season. Even others have said that is what happens when you go through a new coordinator every year and worse for Alex because the system even changed every year. Billick and Gannon both said that on broadcasts. Harbaugh even hinted at that because that is similar to the beginning of his career. His career took off when he went to the Colts. What, you don’t believe that to be possible?

  49. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Take it easy there Bergs, I was asking a question not insinuating anything. I hadn’t read anything along those lines. No need to go all Bullit on me.

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Vilma just found out his ex-DC Williams ratted him out to Goodell, which also proves Vilma’s been lying about it for six months or so. That’s got to play big in the Saints’ locker room.

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Or Williams is trying to lie his way out for more favorable treatment.

  52. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Their season was close to done already, that sounds like the final nail being pounded in.

  53. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Either way, that team is f@#$ed. They will be hard-pressed to make the playoffs in the division down 2 games.

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, if Atl wins . . .

  55. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I really like this blog even though nitpicking seems to be the order of the day. No matter what anyone does they should get better the more they do it. Take Crabs for example, he finally shows up for TC and guess what? he really is a football player.

  56. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Very few 0-2 teams make the playoffs anyway.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh gave Crabtree the game ball after the win yesterday.
    Crabtree’s reaction sheds light on what a shy guy I’ve always known him to be.


  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Yes being at training camp injury free does make a difference

  59. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    A shy guy who held out for half a season, hotdogged his way through a few years, dogged his QB, and is coming around. Good for him for finally understanding the game of football involves more than himself.
    His career arc is very similar to his teammate Vernon Davis. Like I said before the season started, if he pulls his head out and plays well, I’m happy. He’s getting there.

  60. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    2 possessions. 2 ints. Get the geezer out of there. Bring back Tebow!

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Manning has been intercepted twice in the first 3 mins of the Falcons-Bronco game.
    Mike Nolan calling a great game so far against his former yeam
    the Broncos.
    Manning doesn’t look too confident and that was before the game.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    3 for 3. Manning’s going for the record!

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Isn’t it just sad that you have to come over to this blog and tone it down?
    Why can’t you praise Crabtree here like you’ve done on your own blog?
    My spidey senses at work again and the convenient link that Skeebs has provided.
    Just be true to yourself rather than adopt a different persona when you come here.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That Mike Nolan is a dfensive genius. Somebody better snatch him up to be their Head Coach before he get saway.

  65. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This game is a turnover fest. Is JT O’Sullivan wearing Manning’s uniform?

  66. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    One thing we already know, Alex will be ahead of Manning for QB rating after this game. That will put him at #2. Matt “Stinks on Ice” Ryan is #1. Can Alex pass him?

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Tirico the ESPN announcer
    was spot on saying that the scab officials were like substitute teachers. Last week the students behaved but figured out the paramaeters. Week 2 those students are pushing the limits like nobody’s business. It took an hour to play the first quarter.

  68. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, if Alex somehow led the league in passing, V’s head will explode. Hell, maybe the Mayans were right…

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- Dennis is already looking fo a gas pipe to suck on because Alex is ahead of Manning!

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More comments from Harbaugh

    Matt M:”Michael Crabtree said it was his birthday and he had to address the team the other day. And he told the offensive guys, we’ve got to keep up with our defense. We need to match them. Do you like knowing that he’s a vocal, he’s doing a lot of that vocal stuff to get his unit going?
    Harbaugh: “Yes. He talked to the team on his birthday and it was a real strong message, real strong message. Team-oriented message. And Michael is a great leader in my opinion. And he’s a kind of guy who fixes things behind the scenes. He’s not for public consumption. And then the way he plays. You can tell he’s about us. Not one of those, it’s about himself kind of guys. And yeah, all those guys that define a football player. Great in the locker room, smart, great study habits. Tough, has talent. Can do it when the chips are down. Can suck it up and get the job done for you. He’s a football player.”

    Harbaugh: “And then Michael Crabtree again, just to talk about him and the way he catches the football. Starting the second play of the game, tremendous catch over there on the boundary. The one he plucked on the third and long to get the first down in the fourth quarter. He just, I don’t know how else to describe it, it’s like a frog, tongue squirts out and catches the ball. It was frog-like. Tongue-like, the way he uses his hands. Nobody I’d rather have catching the ball than him.”

  71. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Jack Del Rio and Mike Nolan, the 2 ex head coaches who chose to wear suits after asking the league to allow it, small world huh.

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It seems to me this game has a little sub plot. Denver’s DC was the coach of the Jax Jags last year. His OC was Dirk Koetter, Del Rio’s OC from the Jags!

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Alex and Crabtree got 2 BIG thumbs up from me last night for icing the 4th Qtr.
    Excellent game all the way around.
    3rd Downs in crunch time were damn near perfect.

  74. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah NJ these guys are starting to come together, Alex has trusted VD for 2 seasons, looks like he and Crabs have something going on too now. Sprinkle in Manningham and Moss and Williams and Alex has it going on. A buck fifty on the ground and two fifty through the air is a tough combo to counter. It’s a pick your poison deal.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Most impressed with the effort to RAC from Crabtree.
    Big time plays when we needed to keep the clock ticking and hold possession.
    This is the Crabtree I’ve been waiting to see.
    Whether Moss has gotten his ear or it’s just been a full TC with Alex, they both look to have some rhythm and timing going on finally.
    Great to see.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Also want to hear from the League about the blatant pick plays and the forearm to the face Detroit got away with last night too.
    This is where the Scabs are being played.
    Players are taking cheap shots and daring someone to call it.

  77. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    I think the league will downplay all the crappy calls, it’s not in their best interests to highlight them

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt 12th.
    Better mail a fine to Wendling for blasting Alex in the face with a forearm on the slide however.
    Flagrant and totally uncalled for.

  79. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    One of the worst non calls I saw all weekend.

  80. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody is gonna get hurt, bad

  81. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Young was very blunt about the owners not giving a crap in his commentary after the game.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I also think TBrown was the guy that got picked inside too.
    Read that he had XRays on his shoulder too.
    Might be related to that hit?
    What happens if someone loses a key player because these cheap shots continue without laundry coming out?
    Doesn’t fix the damage done.
    Look what Josh Morgan got caught for, might have cost his Team the win?
    Fact remains Finnegin instigated it.
    Start enforcing the rules and costing Teams points or yardage and maybe that crap subsides?

  83. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think the owners are of the mindset that getting fines mailed from the League will cause a wave of self control on the field, who knows?
    Boils down to which Team loses a major Star 1st due to a cheap hit.
    Some guys like Harrison will continue to defy the rules because money is something these guys have plenty of.
    Start suspensions and see what comes then.

  84. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Long of the Rams should have been flagged for taunting after Morgan was according to PFT. I agree, suspensions not fines for the repeat offenders.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No laundry coming out will only fuel the fire of pushing the envelope with the scabs.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone get the chance to enjoy this hit from the Seattle game yesterday?
    Just when you thought the Cowpatties would do something positive for us they get laid out –
    Just ask Sean Lee about keeping your head on a swivel…
    The still pic is great, the looping vid clip is most entertaining.
    Now Jerry J.O. is lobbying for a fine.
    Tate nailed him in the chestplate, I think it was a clean decleater…..


  87. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Goodell is sure showing those damned greedy refs who’s boss. Who the hell do they think they are looking for a raise in their new CBA anyway?
    I’ve always thought the guy was a self-important windbag, way too impressed with himself and his power. He’s screwing the game up, every game, every week, and for what? A few more bucks for the guys that keep the game legitimate. The owners need to light a fire under his ass and get the real games back.
    So spake Isacco.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With the Vikes as the opponent this week there will be a ton of focus on Randy Moss.
    No doubt the media will play the angle of a disgruntled Moss upset due to lack of snaps and balls thrown his way.
    Moss isn’t talking so you have to take the coaches at their word.
    The older and wiser Randy Moss
    sees this as an elite team that might get him his ring and he has no problem being a mentor and elder statesman and catching an occasional TD pass.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon Davis was identified as one of the players on the hands team on the onside kick who needs to be coached up.
    If KW had listened to him he might as well as changed his name to Billy because he would’ve been
    the goat.
    VD was shouting to his teamamtes to get away from the ball on the pooch kick in a brain fart moment as if it were a punt. Good thing that KW didn’t listen because he knew better and affords Harbauigh
    the opportunity for a teaching moment.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It semsa the #1 penalty the replacement refs are missing is the pick play.

  91. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I like the refs letting the CBs get more physical. It reminds me of old style football. Having said that, the pick play needs to be called. Some of the missed late hits need to called too.
    All in all, what is worse, lesser quality reffing without bias or more knowledgeable refs with favorites? These guys will be much better in a month and we still won’t have the bias. It is nice to watch a game and not see one team getting all the calls.

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Did we sign Del Mar Dennis yet?

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    They just pulled a scab side judge that was going to officiate the Aints game after seeing his Facebook pix where he was decked out in Aints gear and bragging about it.
    They pulled the guy off the field right before kickoff.
    The ref last night had 30 years experience officiating high school and NAIA games. That’s one step up from Junior College.
    The regular refs make mistakes but I do not think they are biased. When you say that you are using the favorite excuse of the Raiduhs.
    Where’s my parade?

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Turner RB Falcons was arrested for DUI and driving 97 mph last night.
    Speculation he will be suspended 2 games. His backup Jacquizz Rogers is only 5’6″ and not a power runner.
    Way to derail your team’s march to the Super Bowl Michael Turner.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looking at the NFL Standings there is symmetry and balance after 2 weeks this year.
    You have 6 teams at 2-0, 20 teams at 1-1 and 6 teams at 0-2.
    The 0-2 starts are not that big of a deal because of parity.
    26 teams are still within a game of each other.

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Two games pay, Bullit. Not two games play.

  97. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bulit- In the 90’s the NFL had a rule that a ref couldn’t officiate for his home town team. I don’t know if that rule still exists but I would imagine that it does. My guess is that NO official will be reffing this week in another city.

  98. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    0-2 is that big of a deal, only 1 in 8 teams that start out 0-2 will make the playoffs. There is very little parity between 2-0 teams and 0-2 teams:

  99. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    And all is right with the world now that PFT has had to recognize 49er superiority.

  100. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis is the starter for Broncos next week Skeebs.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That’s good. Anybody would be an improvement over that hack Denver threw out there against the Falcons last night.

  102. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Much was made of hie “come back” attempt but it’s the usual reality, teams go conservative and protect their lead, ala Niners-Lions who were never any real threat to win, much like Denver.
    Manning threw 3 INT in 8 mins, is that a record???

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Not that familar with when you get suspended. Would that be for a second offense? Just remember
    Antonio Bryant getting 4 games but Aldon Smith wasn’t suspended earler this year for his mistake.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Those power polls are put out to generate buzz and have people argue and at this stage of the season a joke.
    My interest is only where you are in week 16 and 17.
    I would happily accept a #4 ranking in a power poll but have
    home field advantage in my conference.

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Barrows: “Linebacker Aldon Smith was in a serious car accident two days before Sunday’s game against the Lions.”

  106. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Smith was the passenger. Driver broke his back, Smith had cut above eye. No alcohol involved. Guy swerved to miss a deer and the car ended up on its side down an embankment.

  107. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    The Power Polls are almost meaningless period, except that they show a constant east coast team bias which is gone, at least for this week, and they show national press recognition that the Niners are back.

    PFT makes the case that the Cards could be 0-2, same could be said for the Eagles, but they didn’t, see what I mean?

  108. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh did well to keep a lid on that story.

  109. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Florio did acknowledge the bias, by remarking the Seahawks whipped Dallas by 20 and nobody said a word.

  110. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If the Giants whip Dallas by 20, we’d be reading about it all week.

  111. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No love for Teflon Mike Nolan and the job he did with Atl’s defense? Frankly, one of the best game plans he came up with defensively was the Niner/Indy game of 2009. Manning had a terrible game and said he couldn’t see how the Niner defense was reacting to his plays.
    Too bad he couldn’t figure out the other side of the ball. For us anyway.

  112. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah I saw that Skeebs, even though his site is as guilty as any he doesn’t quite admit he has the bias too.

  113. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Nolan discovered another flavor of ice cream.

  114. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Cards are the lowest ranked 2-0 team despite winning 9 of their last 11 games, where’s Rodney Dangerfield?

  115. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oooops. Wrong coach. That was Sing/Manusky.

  116. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    It’s true you only play the teams on your schedule, but the much hyped Texans have had a cream puff 2 games (fins and Jags) to start their season off and with them facing Broncos, Titans and Jets before it gets tougher with the Pack they should be 5-0 and nobody can say how good they really are.

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Young got very emotional last night talking about replacement officials. This is turning into a huge black eye for Goodell and his NFL as the Network’s ex players are speaking out on air

  118. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, he’s right about the hypocracy of it.I think he’s the one that said Goodie Goodell has been hammering player safety for the past 10 years, and the ‘integrity of the game.’ Both of those com e into serious question, and now the games are spiralling out of control. Yesterday’s was a prime example. There were shots of players pushing refs around, coaches screaming in their faces, and at one point a ref threw a flag right in front of John Fox. There was no explanation, no penalty called, and the ref merely picked it up. REDO! The fact that yesterday’s 1st quarter took over an hour to play because of problems making calls is a further indictment of the crappiness of the refs.
    I’m kinda surprised (but not really) that no one in the media mentioned the forearm shiver Smith took on his slide after the 20 yard run. QB or no, that was a direct shot to the head and should have been penalized. If that was Peyton Manning, the NFL would have taken notice, and the world would be in an uproar.
    The players are pushing the envelope to see what they can get away with. Cheap shots, picks, late hits, and such are all non-calls now. I thought that they were letting ticky tacky PI calls go, but after last weekend, they really cracked down on calling shit. Problem is, they blow it pretty badly.

  119. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The QB loses some of his protections-by-rule when he becomes a runner.
    Funny how the only time Dan Snyder is ever considered other than a blithering idiot on football is when he criticized Nolan’s defense. That makes sense.
    Speaking of Nolan, Detroit’s d-linemen could use some of that discipline Nolan was teaching when Berger went off on his “bad technique” tour. They keep getting trapped and whammed like high schoolers. Big guys look pretty foolish so easily blocked out of the play, every time.

  120. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, he doesn’t. Not in today’s NFL. Plus, shots to the head, QB or not, are supposed to be called.

  121. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- It wasn’t bad technique. It was wrong technique for the players he had. He was trying to two gap with one gap type players when he was here. Nolan was not flexible back then. Last night he looked like the old Nolan sometimes and at times was bringing the house, but as usual I saw very little one gapping, which is fairly important to a pass rush.

  122. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Nolan get’s criticism from many more people than Dan Snyder, his scheme’s are so risk averse. Having said that he threw out a seriously diverse and high risk D last night, some crazy stuff and most of the time it worked for him.

  123. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who brought up Dan Snyder? The guy is an idiot regardless of what he did with Nolan 8 years ago.
    Criminy. Get on with life, NoFear. Move along. Ancient history.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tarrel Brown was fined for wearing a non authorized shirt under his uni.
    RIP Steve Sabol. What you and your dad built in NFL Films has lead to countless hours of enjoyment by football fans everywhere.

  125. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Non-authorized undershirt! OMG! Lock that evol SOB criminal up, pronto! We all know that unauthorized undershirts will inevitably lead to boxer shorts, rock n’ roll, drugs and communism.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The hit on Alex is flagrant because he slid, giving himself up.
    The act of sliding is an automatic ‘No Contact’ play.
    Forearm to the face? Bush.Detroit specialty.
    Maiocco is reporting that Harbaugh will keep the Team in Youngstown again between the Vikes and Jets games.
    Guy has thought of everything it seems, including sleep patterns.
    Not only is Jerruh lobbying for a fine on the Sean Lee hit from Golden Tate, he’s got to have his High Profile Phoniness involved in calling for an end to the Victory Formation clock killing kneel down, now that it damn near caused a fist fight between Coughlin and Schiano on Sunday.
    I’m sure if it happened to Promo and not Eli, we’d not hear a peep from the Douchebag.
    Schiano pulled that crap in College so he feels no harm no foul, it’s just aggressive football.
    What goes around comes around Greg.
    With the scab officials running around out there, beware the late cheap shot on one of your star players, that too signifies aggressive football play.

  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Golden Tate block was just a good football play. It was clean
    but it looked so violent because
    Lee never saw it coming. I hate Petey and the Seahags but it would be a travesty to fine Tate for executing a textbook block.

  128. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL has suspended Clark Hagans for 3 games staring immediately.

    Shawn “Lights Out” Merriman is still available.

  129. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bingo, NJ. These guys are just seeing what they can get away with. It will only get worse. I think it waas Mike Tirico who called it the substitute teacher principle.
    Yeah, Deetroit cements itself further as a classless cheap shotting team.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners are staying in a Hotel that Eddie D built in Youngstown.
    They might be getting a family discount.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The DeBartolos practically own Youngstown Bullit.
    They’re royalty there.
    And, I agree completely that Tate made a textbook hit on Lee.
    Right in the chestplate with his head up and arms out.
    Lee will be hearing footsteps in the future.
    His POS owner is the one making waves about it because he’s an NFL Insider with more facetime than the Politicians.

  132. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck compare the hit on Alex vs the hit on Lee.
    Yet we have Americas Owner getting press coverage over his LB getting laid out by a WR.
    I’m sick of the scabs and sicker of everything related to the Cowpatties and their blowhard owner.
    He needs to have his 2-cent say about the kneel down play?
    It’s because the NYG got the win and his neophyte football team got b!tchslapped after a 10 day rest.
    Typical Dallas, all hype no balls.

  133. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’d take Bakhtiari back for a few games before Merriman. He knows the defense. I don’t think Merriman has anything left in the tank – he was cut by Buffalo, for God’s sake. Not a ringing endorsement.
    NJ, the Cowpies are nothing but festering bullshit. Remember when they complained how ‘that wasn’t the REAL Cowboys that lost in 1981? Walsh replied somewhat pithily, “How many teams do they have?” Also still love the exchange between Too Tall Jones and Joe Montana after the catch:
    “You just beat America’s team…”
    “Well, you can just stay home and watch the Super Bowl on TV with the rest of America…”

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t hear, or read, a single sentence from anyone about the forearm to the face by Wendling.
    Not even sure I heard the TV crew from SNF get up in arms about it.
    But have that happen to Promo or Brady or 1 of the Mannings?
    Whole different kettle of fish then.

  135. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy I’m planning to outlive Jerruh just so I can travel to his gravesite donned in 9er attire and piss on his grave.
    Might even consider attending the funeral itself, depending on my age and ability to defend myself.
    I hate the b@stard. (Obviously)

  136. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And yes, Joe to Too Tall was CLASSIC!

  137. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody what a great game Goldson had?

  138. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oops! Forgot the word “notice” between anybody and what.

  139. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Goldson continues to play like this he could end up being All-Pro!

  140. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson is excellent in run support Berger, always has been.
    His limitations come when he’s asked to cover.
    Entire D is looking outstanding.

  141. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson had a hell of a game. He has all the talent in the world. It’s just a question of discipline with him. Sometimes he tries to make the highlight reel instead of making the correct play. The coaches just have to keep working with him. If he stays in the scheme, he is a real asset.

  142. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, I was born in 1961. I was a kid who loved the Niners when the Cowboys tore our hearts out in ’70, ’71 and ’72. I’ll never get over hating them. Like hating the Rams, it’s just in my freaking DNA.

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same here Grumpy and I have a few years on you.
    Americas Team my A$$.
    Overhyped bunch of pussies.

  144. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I started following the 9ers later than you since I’m an East Coast guy but, hating the Cowboys is normal out here in the NFC East.

  145. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    That puts 3 of us in AARP.

  146. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Always hated the Cowboys although that grew after Jerruh bought them, with the Lambs a close second.

  147. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty much 12th, Jerruh just put me into Hater-Overdrive.
    Biggest mistake he made was firing Jimmy.
    Ain’t done squat since.
    Just loaded with money so, I guess he can do whatever he wants.
    Just fun to hear all the hype he generates for himself.
    Mr Big.

  148. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I was, like most 49er fans at that time, crushed in ’70,and ’71, and then ’72 was unbearable. God damn Roger Staubach to hell. Then 1981 came, and it was so sweet to beat that team at last. The Rams… well, they beat the hell out of us for years, all through the 60s and 70s they mopped the floor with us. And being from LA, it was a natural rivalry. I will NEVER get used to the words ‘Saint Louis Rams’. To me, it just sounds ridiculous. To me, they will ALWAYS be the muthafvcking Los Angeles Rams, and I will always hate them. Even now, trying to hate the Seahawks and Cardinals… meh. I can’t take them seriously, they’ve sucked for way too long. But the Cowpies and the Lambs… those teams piss me off, just seeing their colors. If you were a 49ers fan back than, you probably understand.

  149. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jerry is the perfect owner for that shithole circus. An asswipe clown running a circus full of clowns.

  150. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Oh I’m with you 100% Grumpy.
    I do find the Seahawks more of a rival now than years ago just because Pete the Snake is there.
    Rivalries are good.
    Gets the juices flowing.
    Nothing riles me up like Jerruh and his Cowpatties however.
    Show me a Blue Star, or Jerruhs’ mug, gives me a reason to go nuts on someone.

  151. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pete’s a perfect fit in Seattle.
    Already has a crooked beak.
    Looking forward to watching him and Harbaugh go at it for years to come.
    Probably my favorite Team to hate now after the Cowpatties.

  152. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ray Ratto has finally written an article I can agree with


  153. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Possession receiver is not an insult. If Crabtree can convert first downs like that going forward, 49er fans will learn to love him. Move the chains, control the ball, win the game.

  154. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree had a monster game on Sunday.
    This is the guy we all expected when he got Drafted.
    Completely agree, he keeps moving the sticks and getting 1st downs we’re golden.

  155. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, Chuck et al, Bonamassa is touring beginning in the Spring of ’13.
    Here’s the link with the low down.


  156. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s starting out your way.
    I’m gonna make a run at the May dates in NYC.

  157. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, quit with the tornado of bullshit.
    You do know they’re running a 4-3 base, right? You do know they were in a nickel D predominantly last night, right? You do know they had 3 INTs, 3 sacks, 6 QB hits, and Manning looking like a deer in the headlights for three quarters while you’re dissing their pass rush, right?
    You sure you got that two-gap vs one-gap thing down now? Maybe better look at that game once more, but then again, why let the facts get in your way this once?
    What schemes are you referring to, 12th man? The 3-4 in general? Most criticisms of Nolan’s defenses come from 49ers fans who co-opt the opinions of local sportswriters with a need to cultivate controversy, as their own and simply parrot what they read so as to appear they have an intelligent point of view and on the bandwagon.
    While I’m absolutely certain of the expertise of the average blogger in everything sports related I’m not so sure about the Tim Kawakamis, Kevin Lynchs and Nancy Gays of the world.

  158. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Actually my opinion comes from being at the games or watching on TV while we threw away game after game unable to hold a lead. Interesting that you set yourself up as above the crowd by having a contrarian opinion as though that is in itself somehow superior. Most people who see a bird walk like a duck and quack like a duck know it’s a duck and not a swan in camouflage.

  159. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    12th man,
    You misunderstand me. I was asking for some specifics on your opinion. When I say that I find most criticisms baseless and merely an echo of someone in the media, I wasn’t implying that’s where yours comes from.
    Most fans want to see an aggressive defense taking risks because it’s undeniably more fun to watch. Most pro coaches are more realistic. They actually try to give their teams the best chance to put up a W, even when that means going to five or six DBs to protect a lead and not taking chances that will give the offense a chance to score the big play. Especially when your offense can not play catch up. Some coaches play the safe odds to protect their jobs from finger-pointing owners and media. Nolan’s never been one to play that game.
    My opinion, right or wrong, is not a product of group-think. I find that most folks who disagree and defend their disagreement by ad hominem attacks have not come to an opinion on their own but are comfortable parroting the party line and calling me a lousy fan for being out of lock step with it. That tactic is usually cheered on by likeminded weak minds suffering from a lack of knowledge or disregard of facts.
    I will disagree with your duck identification analogy in this instance. I think fans are unhappy when we are losing and need to scapegoat someone or ones. The media is only too happy to cooperate in that. It’s been my experience that most folks are happy to read some bullshit explanation from a guy or gal that couldn’t get coffee for a real coach and repeat that rather than go to the trouble of analyzing the habits and traits of a duck much less a football gameplan.
    Let’s not forget a great many 49er fans made the astoundingly stupid deduction that Nolan’s choice of dress on the sidelines ipso facto made him a bad coach.

  160. 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