Roster MRI

Cheer up Kyle Williams. You goated it in front of 69,000,000 viewers, but Wes Welker clanked to the turf in front of 118,000,000. That is a whopping 49,000,000 more You Sucks on his head than yours. Feeling a little lighter this week?

Probably not.

I had high hopes for Kyle this past season. He seemed to have some Welker to him. But he only made a couple of plays all year and in the end resembled Welker only in the big time gaffe department. With the expected upgrading at WR this offseason, it’s no sure thing that Kyle will make the team next year. It might even be considered a long shot.

It’s hard to know what Jim Harbaugh will do with the team for the coming season. He pretty much had to play the hand he inherited in 2011, due to the lockout. With a complete offseason to tinker with, there could be changes none of us expect at this time.

Most of the coming changes seem destined to occur on the offensive side of the ball. If the team can retain Dashon Goldson and Carlos Rogers, the only change on defense would be the expected loss of Ahmad Brooks. This could be mostly offset by Aldon Smith becoming a full time player instead of a situational pass rusher. Finding a second banana OLB is a lot easier than finding the Grade A Preferred by Monkeys World Wide banana, which Smith is.

The 49ers offered Adam Snyder a new deal during last season, which he turned down. This leads us to speculate he’ll be trying to cash in on a mediocre career much like David Baas did last year. Baas has an SB ring now, in addition to an inflated salary, so who’s to blame Snyder for giving it a go.

But the 49ers may have offered him a contract as a Valuable Reserve instead of the starting RG, so we’ll see if they come up with a sweeter package before FA starts on March 13. He may not be the best RG in the world (he’s not), but he did solidify the O-line last year and no doubt contributed to the great improvement in RT Anthony Davis. It would be nice to have him back, ensuring the same O-line as last year, for the first time since longer than I can remember or am willing to bother looking up.

FB Bruce Miller was a real find this past year and could become a major force this coming season, if not as a runner, then as a receiver out of the backfield. An FB who is more than just a blocker, which the team hasn’t had since before Bar None broke his leg.

So it all comes down to those five or six WR spots. Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan will be back. But that’s about all we can be sure of. There’s three or four other spots up for grabs.

The QB position fascinates some bloggers, but it seems pretty set to me. Alex Smith will re-sign, and be backed up by Colin Kaepernick and, probably, Scott Tolzien. It will be fun to see what progress these backups exhibit during the preseason games, but good old Number 11 will be under center again in 2012.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Welker takes heat but what if Alex had thrown that pass instead of Brady? All the heat would be on the QB. Yes, that should have been caught but it would have been a nice catch. A better throw and that is a TD. Game over. People in SF act like every QB always makes perfect passes, except Alex.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It was proven again that defense wins championships. For these two high scoring offenses the final was 21-17. Hardly a shoot out. The defenses rose to the occasion.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    Yeah jump on the Eli Manning bandwagon with your mancrush.
    Brady is 34 years old and far from done. His career won loss record is 124-35, his QB rating is 20 pts higher than Manning and he’s won the Super Bowl 3 times.
    Eli Manning has a career W-L record of 69-50 and is only 3 years younger than Brady.
    Eli Manning has never sniffed a NFL MVP Award (Brady has 2 as does Montana).
    I’ll give Manning credit for winning another Super Bowl but there are easily 3 QBs in the NFL that are better than him.
    The Gnats were lucky they play in a mediocre and weak division as they made it by the skin of their teeth.

  4. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “People in SF act like every QB always makes perfect passes, except Alex”.

    Yep right on Bergs. If perfection is the standard no one will ever reach it. But in the real world the 9ers and Alex have not yet reached their potential. So I’m looking forward to next year where we will see more of what Mr Harbaugh does to improve our team
    The 49ers are actually relevant and interesting again, nice.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the 49ers average 10 wins for the next 4 years then Alex Smith surpasses Eli Manning in career wins at age 31.
    To put Manning in Montana’s class
    is just imflammatory and ludicrous troll talk.
    FYI Montana was 100-39 with the Niners and Young was 91-33.
    Eli Manning has lost a boatload of games.
    Manning could only manage 1 TD pass against the 31st passing defense in the NFL.

  6. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    The Alex Smith excuse blog…. or the coulda, shoulda, woulda blog…. seriously…. I guess I gotta keep givin’ you guys your reality medicine.

  7. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wish this site had an ignore button.

  8. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Your browser has an ignore button. I know because everyone ignores your blog….

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    One lie after another.
    Chuck’s current topic has 35 comments.
    Spitblood Chronicles topic posted
    last Friday. ZERO comments 4 days later.
    I think you have little man syndrome and are trying to overcompensate all the time.
    After a long rant zero responses for you. Too funny!

  10. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – how come you don’t post on Chuck’s blog. ‘Cause you know it sucks, huh? You can level with us. Even you, Bullit, don’t blog on Chuck’s blog because you know it sucks. LMAO!

  11. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I have a legit question for the “coulda, shoulda, woulda,” crowd that frequents this blog so often.
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    At the start of the NFC Championship game, Chris Meyers told Joe Buck and Troy that he had spoken to both 49er coordinators about the field conditions, and both Roman and Fangio said they would be watching to see which players responded to the wet conditions better. Fair enough.
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    However, did Brad Seeley not share the same opinion that some players are better “mudders?” In that game, Kyle Williams was shaky from the start. As a wide receiver, Williams fumbled an end-around pitch from Kendal Hunter in the first quarter. Then, on a first quarter punt, Kyle dove for a punt just to fair catch it. It’s was a great catch, but really risky. To me, on the dive for the punt “fair catch,” the risk / reward isn’t there. You dive and miss, it’s a turnover. If you run away, maybe the ball checks up, maybe it rolls for another 15 yards. But allowing Kyle Williams – a backup returner in a rainy NFC Championship game, to do whatever he wanted back there, was a Brad Seeley mistake or oversight.
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    Sure, it’s hindsight. Sure, I’m Tuesday morning quarterbacking 9 days later, but still, there was ample evidence to support putting the clamps on Kyle early. Go back and watch that game. Kyle was shaky in the first quarter.
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    What Brad Seeley should have done was tell Kyle to get the hell away from kicks that had already hit the ground. Kyle did it in the Saints’ game, too. I think it was after Ginn got hurt. The ball hit the ground, and Kyle ran up in traffic, grabbed it and gained five yards. But even Moose was left sayin’, “that’s not worth it.”
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    For my money, considering Kyle was a backup, it was a rainy day, and there was evidence to support Kyle being a shaky return man early, Brad Seeley should have coached Kyle up more. Brad Seeley should have said, “If there’s any heat on you at all, just fair catch it.” If the ball hits the ground, no matter what, run away. And if you return it, secure it.”
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    I know, I know, coulda, shoulda, woulda, Tuesday morning coaching. But my point to all of this is that dating back to the Saints’ game, there was ample evidence for Seeley to evaluate that Kyle Williams was shaky. My thought is that Brad Seeley isn’t a defensive-minded coordinator. My thought is that both Harbaugh and Seeley felt it was worth the risk. Oh well..

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    The question should be why don’t I post on your blog Spitblood Chronicles??? The answer is I’m not stupid enough to give the likes of you any info because you can’t be trusted. You have been around for how many years and have five people who’ve signed up?
    And two of them are related to you?
    You constantly take CHEAP Shots at Chuck but he’s got you beat 35-1 moron.
    That’s why you are a loser and nobody wants to read your BS so you come here. Don’t talk about Facebook so I guess they kicked you out of that too.
    You walk into a room and evryone immediately thinks LOSER.

  13. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, I’m sure the coaches told KW, “Get the ball at all costs. No matter where you are or where the ball is, chase that f*cker down and get your hands on it no matter what. Here’s some grease for your fingers . . .
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    And, since you are a little slow on the uptake, that’s sarcasm.
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    The point being, who goes back there to take punts if not KW? R Smith is the only other guy who returned kicks. Throw HIM in there cold? Right. KW was the back up. That was their choice.
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    And, yes, you are the master of hindsight. You and V are in teh hindsight hall of fame.

  14. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    LET’S GET ‘EM, NO FEAR!!!!!!

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    So you decided to flip flop again?
    A couple of days ago you were blaming Alex Smith for the loss saying Williams should never have been put into that position.
    So the logic here is the Niner coaches put their second string punt returner in because Ginn was hurt. KW had 2 weeks to prctice so it’s not like he went in cold.
    They asked him to do his job and he failed miserably.
    Now you want to blame Seeley?
    You’re trying to scapegoat Smith never gained traction with anyone.
    When you were born did your doctor suggest they name you Asshole or Stupid Prick Loser because those names came to mind when he saw you?

  16. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. I guess it’s only in your world that everything done by any other QB in the NFL somehow relates to Alex Smith. Is Manning is getting praised as the game winning QB? Yes, he is. What’s your point? Brady threw checkdowns all game. Hmmm. Who does that sound like? Again, what is your point?
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    I guess the republican effort to stall the recovery at all costs isn’t working, NoCheer. Get with it, man! You and the Donald are lagging. I see you’ve brainwashed you daughter well, though. It’s a start.

  17. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you haven’t noticed, Spitty, NoCheer doesn’t acknowledge your presence, let alone your existence.
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    Go ahead, Neocon, make my day . . .

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I thought King George II’s tax cuts for the uber-wealthy already trickled down on us.

    What was the reasoning given for giving even more money to those who don’t work and need it even less?

    I feel so uberjoyed to be trickled on by the Walton family.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    What you ought to be doing is recruiting NoFear to join your blog. Four days of silence and counting. Not even an I pity you mercy comment. Chuck just posted another topic and has 2 comments already plus an additional one on previous post. Score is 38-0.
    This is too funny. Thanks for bringing attention to it because it’s the opposite of what you’re saying.

  20. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    This running a blog thing is a tricky business and mistakes can easily be made. I don’t think the best sites (Skeebs + Chucks) indulge in a lot of negativity or allow too much on their sites.Certainly negativity is no way to build up readers.
    That’s my 2 pesos for today but the day is young…

  21. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Skippy. Obama inherited rainbow candy-land. How could I forget?
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    He got the troops out of Iraq, is drawing down in Afghanistan, got bin Laden, got Qaddafi, the economny is recovering, and unemployment is at its lowest level in 3 years.
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    You think Romney is the answer? The pro-choice, pro-single-payer, pro-taxes governor? He’s to the left of Barack. At least he was. I’d support Ron paul if his foreign policy was little more than sticking our collective head in the sand. Gingrich? Reckless is the best thing he’s called.
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    Confiscatory’s an awful big word there, pal. Let’s see. The idea of not taxing the ‘job creators’ has done what in the past 10 years? Squat. Oh, that’s right. It JUST started working. Did your daughter teach you that as well?

  22. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, I get it. You are AGAINST the payroll tax cuts? But you were for them when Bush did it.
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    Typical. You are Fox News personified.

  23. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    God, I hope Obama picks Alex Smith to be his next Vice President.
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    We’ll all hear NoFear’s head explode from here.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    Kurt Warner hits tha nail on the head regarding Eli Manning the guy you are saying is Joe Montana’s equal.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/07/kurt-warner-says-eli-isnt-a-hall-of-famer/

  25. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Of all the folks around here, NoCheer, you come across as the closest to the Fox party line an EVERY issue. Up to and including spelling.
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    Hyuk. Puppet masters? Socialism? What was 1,000 points of light? No child left behind? Subsidized drugs for seniors?
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    Oh yeah, those don’t count as socialism. Those are for the common good. Or Pfizer. Yeah, that’s it.
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    Your hypocracy is to laugh. When Rupert says ‘jump’ you say ‘off what bridge?’

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Smith will be Harbaugh’s caddy at Pebble Beach this weekend.

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We were sailing along with George W until congress (both the House and Senate) got taken over by the Democrats. Check out the numbers, that is when we started to collapse. We should be doing a little better these days, despite Obama, since the House was taken back by the Republicans a year and a half ago. Now give us the Senate and the White House and we can get a the economy back in order.
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    There can be no doubt the timeline between the Democrats taking over Congress and our economic Decline. Can any sane person really say Pelosi and Reid knew anything about what they were doing?

  28. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    At least they aren’t convicted felons. Hello, Mr. Delay. Rebublicans had control for 12 out of the last 16 years. What happened then?
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    Berger, yer an IT guy. What’s happening in the Bay Area now? Are comapnies hiring?

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith caddying for Jimbo at Pebble this weekend. I can already see how that one’s going to play out. Harbaugh will have 250 yds left to the hole and Alex will tell ’em it’s safer to checkdown and hand him the lob wedge.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Don’t know. I don’t live there and I have an IT guy.
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    BTW, I hired 4 people this week.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All these companies are interested in profit only and are moving a lot of good jobs offshore. Most of the tech companies still have hiring freezes.
    The 3 companies that are hiring are Zynga, Facebook and Salesforce.
    I know how everyone loves it when they have an issue with their computer and call their helpdesk and get somebody from Mumbai who tells you their names are Terance or Jennifer. These are $14/hr jobs that went to India because they can pay them $3/hr.
    I don’t give a shit which party they belong to but I would like a leader who will reverse this flow of jobs and also stop mergers that create Banks and Companies that are too big to fail. Every merger menas redundancy in jobs and mass layoffs. Instaed of 5 mega banks we should have 20 or 30 to choose from like the old days. Competition was good for everyone except shareholders.
    Now I’ll get off my soapbox.

  32. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Alex is a game manager. He might be a great choice for caddy. Of course, golf isn’t a team game, so all the blame lies on the player, and that’s why Alex is only the caddy…

  33. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Tech compnies are hiring like crazy in the Bay Area. For SW, FW and other engineering/development jobs. Not call center crap.
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  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Smith, Harbaugh, and Dwight Clark combined to defeat SF Giants guys today in some sort of challenge game at Pebble. Smith almost drove the first green and hit a clutch chip through the trees on 18 setting Clark up for a birdie putt that won it.

  35. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Alex was also spotted in the pro shop looking for a new hat.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzPsdkTCufs&feature=related

  36. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Up there in the triumvirate of comedies. In no particluar order . . .
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    Animal House
    Caddyshack
    The Blues Brothers

  37. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    For a minute there I was thinkin’ maybe a political food fight was gonna bust out. Or worse a religious one. Hey you think I’M GONNA mention Tim Tebow? Never, hahar. As luck would have it old Skeebs yanked us back to football, sorta, by mentioning that fan favorite Alex caddying for da coach. Works every time. Follow that up with story about AS, Harbaugh and Clark whuppin’ up some SF Giants (who sez we cant beat the Giants? idiots) that’ll shift da mood

  38. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Just re-watched the 49er / Giant NFC Championship game.

    The first thing about that game that comes to mind is Eli Manning. I’m going to say it right now, and I don’t care who disagrees. This isn’t trolling or hyperbole. Eli Manning is the best quarterback in the NFL. He’s better than Brady, Brees or Rogers. I’ll take heat for that on this blog, but at the end of El’s career, he’ll be known as one of the greatest of all time. Eli Manning is Joe Montana.

    Regarding the Niners in the Championship game – Donte Whitner had a great game, and great playoffs for that matter. He’ll always be too short to guard the TE, but Whitner is a hitter and plays great in space. Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner together might be the best safety combo in the league even if Whitner is 4’13” (5’1″ when the metric system is applied). Unca’s thoughts on Goldson breaking-up two INTs are ridiculous. The potential INT that saw Goldson knock Brown out wasn’t Goldson’s fault. If you look at the replay, you’ll see that Goldson had located the ball long before Terrell Brown had, and that Goldson was moving on the ball while Brown was guarding his man. If anyone’s to blame for that INT falling to the ground it’s Brown, but blaming Brown for guarding his man is ludicrous. It was simply nobody’s fault. The 49ers’ inside linebackers get a lot of attention as the best duo in football, but the 49ers’ safeties in Goldson and Whitner may be the best safety combo in the NFL there as well. Bowman and Willis, Goldson and Whitner – that’s strength up the middle.

    Alex Smith: Alex Smith played a horrible game. He had plenty of opportunities to complete passes to receivers – he just played way, way too tight. Smith didn’t let it rip, and it cost the 49ers the game. He got radar lock on one guy, then when he realized the guy was covered, he pulled it down and ran. There were numerous times when Smith eluded the rush but didn’t look to extend the play with his arm before crossing the line. Smith doesn’t throw well on the run, but he could have stepped outside the pocket, then stopped, re-set his feet and then thrown his receivers open. The camera showed Crabtree numerous times running open through the secondary. Smith obviously never found him. Other times, Smith got happy feet when the rush wasn’t there. Still other times, Smith looked to check the ball down and tried to throw over a defender, getting the ball tipped at the line. Alex Smith tipped balls happened a lot in the NFC championship game. Tips are apart of the game like anything else, but when they’re happening once or twice a drive, the qb needs to adjust. Smith never did.

    Late in the 4th quarter, Smith had two opportunities to win the game. First, Smith got the ball at his own 35 yard line, only needing 35 yards to get into field goal range with four minutes left to play. He couldn’t move the ball five yards. Then, with under two minutes left to play, Smith was given the ball at his own 30 yard line, again, just needing 40 yards to get into field goal range and Smith couldn’t move the ball five yards. In overtime, again, Smith had the ball twice with a fresh set of downs, needing to move the ball just enough to get into field goal range, and Smith saw passes knocked down at the line, got happy feet, or he held the ball too long, taking a sack. When people say Smith played, “tight,” they’re right. Not turning the ball over was a hallmark of Alex Smith’s 2011 season, but that very same quality is also what lost the game for the 49ers. If you aren’t able to take any chances, you can’t win Super Bowls. Alex Smith was paralyzed in the NFC Championship game. Go re-watch the game and tell me he wasn’t.
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    The biggest difference between Alex Smith and Eli Manning is two things – Eli Manning can quickly go through his progressions and not only locate the open man, or the one on one coverage, but Eli can complete a pass to that open or single covered guy. The other difference is that Eli Manning, under duress, can elude the rush, extend the play, and complete passes down field where Alex Smith only looks to run or throw it away. That was the difference in this game.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No argument Albert, Alex has not gotten to the point of ‘Pocket Presence’.
    I also questioned the reason we weren’t running more or,at the very least, working the RBs into some short passing schemes.
    I felt our strength would have been to have Hunter or Kyle working on their LBs.
    As you said, coulda, woulda, shoulda is all we have.
    I also feel that Crabtree and Alex need A LOT more time together.
    If Crabtree blows off another Spring of TC work he’s useless to us.
     
    Alex needs plenty of work but, there’s reason to be optimistic that Harbaugh can get him up to speed in his System.
    WCO is all about knowing where the WRs and RBs are going to be.
    We are woefully inept in terms of a passing attack.
    It will come with more Camp reps and better speed/size at WR.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, general request –
    Can anyone provide a DVD copy of the SF/Saints game to me?

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    This is all troll talk from you.
    Where’s your can’t miss All Pro Nate Davis? Out of football and flipping burgers?
    Where’s your beter than Gore Kory Sheets? A 26 year old practice squad player.
    Jake Locker is Steve Young? Matt Flynn better than Aaron Rodgers?
    Eli Manning better than Joe Montana?
    Un Joe Montana’s 13 years with the Niners he threw 123 INTs.
    Your boy Eli Manning in 8 seasons has already theown 129 picks
    E Manning’s career Int % is 3.3%
    Alex Smith is at 3.0%
    You really look like an imbecile comparing Manning to Montana.
    Best QB in the NFL? You’re just a clueless fanboy. Yeah he’s the best but his team barely made it in with a 9-7 record.
    All troll talk from a Moron know nothing.
    I just checked and there’s been 5 days of ZERO posts on Spitblood Chronicles.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some video from Pebble Beach

    Might have to select

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/video/?plfmxtax=video#

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says it’s unanimous inside the 49ers organization that “Alex Smith is our guy.”
     
    Reporter talk? Or something more sinister?

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners hire Tracy Smith as Special Teams Assistant Coach.
    He was on the Seahawk staff last year.
    This per Fox Sports and Alex Marvez. Remember that Brad Seeley is also assistant Head Coach and might get more involved with the offense.

  45. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Well, if Harbaugh signs Alex to a three year deal, it’s Harbaugh’s legacy he’s screwing with. If Harbaugh gets stuck on stupid with Alex Smith, Harbaugh will never win a Super Bowl until Smith is gone. If that’s what Jim wants to do… If Jim Harbaugh wants to make his own death bed, so be it. The defense is still fun to watch, and so is the running game. And so is my boy, Eli.
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    Some coaches just get too caught up in the fight defending their qb, like Brad Childress with Tavaris Jackson. I call it stuck on stupid. There are so many other options out there that are better, but the head coach gets caught defending a mediocre guy because he’s embattled. Bill Walsh avoided it by drafting Joe and dumping Deberg. Harbaugh has drafted Kaep, will he dump Alex? Who knows? This off season will be telling. A 3 year will see the 49er turn into the New York Jets. Why? Because the players don’t believe in Alex. Stuck on stupid anyone? I’m not. I love me some Eli.

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody’s stuck on stupid, but I doubt it’s Harbaugh. His track record is impeccable. Someone else’s is imbecilicable.

  47. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yer everybody’s boy aren’t you, Spitty?
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    Yeah P Manning is an option. A very stupid one. So is luring Steve Young out of retirement.
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    Embattled? Just look at reality. I know how difficult that is for you, as you are merely a shit slinger. Alex Smith improved dramatically under Harbaugh with a shit WR corps. I think they are wise to ride this out at least a year. Give Smith a full camp under harbaugh, get him a couple or 3 WRs that are decent, and take it from there. Sure, Smith will get a 3 year deal. If he tanks in 2012, they’ll cut his ass and go elsewhere. If not, then, hey, we’ll see what happens in the playoffs next year.
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    Your knee-jerk reactions to every little thing are infantile at best. Much like the Raiders changing coaches every year, revolving door QBs, and OCs and DCs, their shit will never stabilize. change for change’s sake is not the way to build a franchise.
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    But you know that. You just like to troll for reactions. I guess it validates your existence. Yay. Write a book.
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    I’m sorry you don’t understand English or know how to read. Goldson should have backed off the throw that Rogers would have had for the pick. The play was in front of him. Goldson’s situational awarenss sucks. He’s a poor tackler at times, and often gets burned (or causes other problems) while trying to go for the big ESPN hit. This is COMMON KNOWLEDGE, Spitball. The earlier play where he nearly killed T Brown was a bang-bang play. They all converged at the same time, and therefore wasn’t a bad play on his part.

  48. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And even IF the Niners franchise Goldson, it doesn’t change these facts. Goldson is inconsistent, takes bad angles, and is often burned deep. The REASON it didn’t show up as much this year as compared to previous years is the improved CORNER play that Rogers brought over Spencer. Duh. Goldson’s still too reckless, plain and simple.
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    Wow. The players don’t believe in Alex? To a man, the players all respect what Smith did this year.
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    How can I say that? Because most all the players have gone on record to SAY that. All season long. Where did you get that shit-nugget, troll-boy? Out of your unwiped ass, as usual.
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    Only in Spitball-delooney-land do statements like that come out.

  49. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs – imbeciliciable is good stuff. It reminds me of my first day posting her (a day that you will forever cherish) when I wrote geneous, and you wrote: “Albert, it’s genius.” Ah… double geneous. Answer me this, anyone. Where is the improvement going to come from if Alex returns? In an interview at Pebble, Harbaugh even eluded to it next year being tougher for a number of reasons.
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    The 49er aren’t going to improve their defense or their special teams next year via scheme, another year of togetherness or free agent acquisitions. They just aren’t. That defensive and special teams effort last year was amazing.
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    So the improvement has to come from the offense. I could see the 49er running game getting better, especially if they draft NJ’s boy,
    that stud RB out of Boise State who I think the Lions will select ahead of the 49ers in the second round (Doug Martin), or if Baalke finds another late round compliment to Kendal and Frank.
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    But if you bring in more receivers, more talented receiving weapons, Smith still will need pocket presence, a faster trigger, the ablility to throw on the run, and the ablility to go through his progressions quicker. He’ll still need to drive the ball on that thirty yard pass he can’t complete. He’ll still need to complete deep passes. The defense will still stack the box because of Smith’s inability.
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    Harbaugh will get the 49ers to the playoffs next year with Alex Smith. I have no doubt. But a Super Bowl? Not gonna happen with Alex Smith. Ever. I think Bill Romanowski is onto my calling – He just said recently, “The 49ers will never win a Super Bowl with Alex Smith.” I agree, Bill. Nice to have you on board. And I’m glad you “spit” in JJ Stokes’ face. That guy was a slacker.

  50. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Defense actually might get *slightly* better, if Aldon keeps improving his pass rush skills and not his DUI skills. I could see him at 16 to 18 next year if we keep Brooks on the other side and Justin up front.
     
    On offense, it’s all about the passing game and third downs. The anti-Alex crowd will always point the finger at him; the pro-Alex group will always point it elsewhere, and no agreement will emerge before next year. However, if we DO upgrade at WR and still are going 1 for 14 on third downs, the truth will begin to point to itself, I suspect. Just as it will if we suddenly convert 50% or more of them. Until I see one or the other, I remain hopeful but very skeptical.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    So is Eli gonna try to dress up as Joe Montana for Halloween?
    Cuz that’s the closest he’ll ever get.
    Only a troll Jackass such as yourself would even suggest that such an average QB is now the best in the NFL and equal to the best of all time. We know this is a big wetdreamfor you but time for reality and time for you to realize you’re just about wrong about everything and just deluding yourself.

  52. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Grump – fair enough. There is room for improvement in the 49er secondary. You give Rogers, Whitner, Goldson, Brown and Culliver another year together, they could get nasty and really build some mojo – as long as Goldson doesn’t get paid then gold brick. Fair enough. But do you really think the 49ers can sustain the turnover ratio they had in 2011? I think that comes back to earth.
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    Regardless – the 49ers will make the playoffs next year. But they won’t go as far as they did in 2011 if they keep Alex Smith. And the players will start to complain.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What the haters seems to forget is the Saints game was a milestone.
    Alex Smith proved to everyone that he could bring the team back not once but twice against a formidable opponent in a do or die atmosphere. The knock on him was he had never done it before.
    Naturally the Alex haters blame it on bad defensive calls by the Saints instaed of good offense by the Niners.
    Detrot and Philly were also comebacks against above average teams. Something they can build on going forward.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Update after 6 days

    Chuck’s Blog 48 posts
    Spitblood Chronicles ZERO

    How does the truth grab you Spitty?
    How does it feel to be a laughingstock?
    Now that’s funny.

  55. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, you’ll latch on to anything, won’t you? Big Kawakami fan, I’d imagine. Half your schtick comes out of his ramblings.

  56. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, not true, bullit. Alex HAS done it before. He had a number of late game comebacks this year and a smattering of such over his career.
     
    That’s not the problem.
     
    It’s all about consistency. Alex can light it up as well as most QBs in the league for a drive or a quarter… and then go dead cold for the next three quarters.
     
    He had a great finish against the Saints. Truly epic. And two first half TDs. But in between? He was 1 of 6 on third down conversions in the first half, 4 of 15 for 27% for the game.
     
    If we convert even 40% in both playoff games, we kick the Patriots’ asses for number six.
     
    That’s the real issue: NOT can he do it, because obviously he can – sometimes. But can he do it more consistently?
     
    2012 will be an interesting year.

  57. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the DUI defense . . .
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    From the Merc:
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    Ray McDonald, a fifth-year defensive lineman for the 49ers, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Sunnyvale for an outstanding warrant, stemming from his 2010 arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence in San Mateo County.

    McDonald, 27, was released from the Santa Clara County Main Jail just after 7 a.m., according to Sgt. Jose Cordoza of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department.

    Sunnyvale police pulled over McDonald for an apparent traffic violation and he was arrested at about 2 a.m. when officers learned of his outstanding arrest warrant, according to Sunnyvale Capt. Dave Verbrugge.

    “No other charges filed,” Verbrugge said. “He was cooperative and no problems.”

  58. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the deal Grump. Smith improved this season after an abbreviated camp, a quick and dirty preseason, and not a hell of a lot out of the WRs. The line was a work in progress all year that finally jelled. It was obvious that the closer we got to the end of the season that the WRs were not getting it done. The options come playoff time were VD and, well, VD. Crabs had a decent season, but the lack of time together rears its head all the time.
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    What will this season bring with a full camp and preseason? We will find out. I’m sure a priority for the team is to get some pass-catchers that can A) catch passes and B) get open. Is Smith the cause of the low production out of the WRs? Or are the WRs the cause of the low production. The 4 games I’ve been to these last 4 years leads me to believe that the WRs are more to blame. Sure, Smith has missed seeing open guys, but all QBs do. More often than not, Crabs either doesn’t run his routes very well, or even bother to turn his head for the ball. He still does not understand a hot-read.
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    Cause and effect. This will be answered. To suggest switching QB now is ludicrous to the extreme, but spit knows that.

  59. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Next year’s NFC playoffs are going to be interesting. In a lot of ways, the 49ers were a nice wake-up call for the NFC… and the rest of the NFL. The 49ers brought back old school football, and to a certain degree, it worked. The 49ers emphasized field position, tackling, punt coverage, and ball control. All great things. The 49ers had/ have a formula, and it was / is powerful. Both Harbaugh brothers seemed to laugh in the face of the NFL rule changes that favor the qb. But despite the coulda, shoulda, wouldas… it got ’em in the end.
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    Another interesting thing emerged this year, at least in my mind. We’ve all seen that the rule changes favor the franchise qb who can sling it DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. But during the playoffs, the refs “let ’em play.” The only pass interference penalty I can remember off the top of my head against the 49ers was Whitner’s first quarter PI against Graham in the Saints game that was a suspect call. Maybe the rule changes get the franchise qbs into the playoffs, then it’s a free for all once they get there with fewer flags.
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    Next year the Saints, Giants, Packers and maybe the Eagles will have learned a little more about the 49ers, and I think it will do those teams some good. I think it will force them to toughen up a little, maybe tackle again – emphasize mistake free football again.
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    The Packers got full of themselves. The almost undefeated… the commercials … the Discount Double Check? The Packers went one and done amid all the hype. That’ll piss some people off in cheeseheadland. That should get the fire lite underneath the leaders in Green Bay. But who are the leaders in Green Bay? Is Rogers really a leader, or is he a sniveling little girl? Raji? Woodson? Jennings? Who are the leaders who are going to keep that team level- headed next year in the playoffs, focused on another Super Bowl victory? Maybe that’s all it will come down to in the playoffs – leadership.
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    I think the Saints will also improve with Spags, but the Saints dug themselves a hole drafting a guy with turf toe and then mortgaging the future for a running back with a serious injury that could always effect that team come playoff time – especially a team built for turf. It seems Mark Ingram isn’t a good fit, and that clearly hurt the Saints in the playoffs this year.
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    The Giants will only get stronger. The Giants are a team that can slack off in the regular season, do enough just to get in, then get dangerous and tighten up the ship down the stretch. They’ve done it twice now.
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    The Eagles will improve, but they will always have fundamental problems with tackling, defense, and offensive skill position injuries due to slight framed players. And the Eagles are keeping their offensive line coach turned DC – mistake.
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    One thing’s for sure, though – the 49ers won’t be taking the NFC playoffs by surprise next year. Teams like the Saints will know the 49ers hit, they need to protect the ball and play four, maybe five quarters of mistake free football against Harbaugh. If the 49ers resign Alex Smith, I look for the 49ers to go one and done next year.
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    The dust has now settled. Teams like the Packers, Saints and Giants will now understand the NFC playoff landscape a little more, and all of those teams, and the 49ers are the odds on favorites to return to the playoffs. The Eagles, Falcons and Lions will once again be on the fringe.

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You look for the Niners to go one and done next year? That’s if they even make the playoffs. Six of the last seven teams to lose the NFC Championship failed to make the postseason the next year. And if Manning winds up in Arizona, you can fuhgeddaboudit. As Denny Green once said, “you can crown their ass!”

  61. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I really don’t see Peyton Manning playing for a team without a great offensive line. Russ Grimm is a great O line coach, and who doesn’t like Arizona’s offensive skill position players? And Arizona is a great place to retire. But that offensive line is suspect. I think Peyton wants to be a 49er or a Raven, but who knows if he’ll get the chance? Because Ray Lewis is older, out of the two Harbaugh-led teams, I give the Ravens the edge, even though Flacco is better than Smith. But if the Cardinals spend to improve their line, and can still afford Peyton, watch out! Could be Warner Part Deux. What if the Cardinals get Manning and the Seahawks get Flynn?

  62. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    God, I see you don’t pay attention to anything Dennis. How did the Kolb signing work out for AZ? Now they’ll throw $20 odd million at P Manning? That would be a move that would cripple that team for the next 10-12 years. I HOPE they do it. Manning won’t last 2 quarters facing the Niners booze rush.
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    As far as teams due a let-down, Green Bay is ripe for it. Green Bay was undone by the tragedy that befell them, and nothing else. I don’t think Detroit is even close to being able to handle the hype they will get in 2012. They barely survived this season. GB is still going to be let down by their defense. Detroit by their stupidity. Philly? They are a big ? I wonder if they implode under their grandiose expectations yet again. There’s another team that will be let down by its defense. The Giants? Well, let’s see how their free agency goes. They have a shitload of guys they need to sign as well.
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    The Niners? Yeah, they won’t go 13-3. But I think 11-5 is what they’ll do. The thing about the 49ers is they are building a team like the Steelers of the past few years. Fundamentally sound. They tackle well, they create turnovers. They are on the stodgy side offensively, but given a true offseason can only help Harbaugh get this offense in order.
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    In other words, it ISN’T build on gimmicks or quick fixes. Philly got WAY too cute last year and figured they could roll in a bunch of stars and the league would lay down at their feet. Instead they were laughed off the field. Can they now integrate all their hotshots? Who knows? I doubt it though. Reid is a couple more bad games from losing the team entirely.

  63. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    The Cardinals could afford both Manning and Kolb. The Cardinals are at a projected cap number of $118k, with the projected 2012 cap being $124k (that’s with Kolb’s contract figured in). But $118 assumes the Cardinals keep all their guys. The could dump players who are past the guaranteed part of the contracts to create more room for Manning. The Cardinals would also have to reserve five million against the cap in 2012 for rookies. Having Kolb and Manning on the team is possible, but it would require the Cardinals to either re-work or cut the players past their quaranteed money.

  64. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    No Fear – How you doin’, buddy? Let’s get ’em!
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    I’m almost looking forward to Alex Smith coming back after the 49ers remove all the excuses …. almost.

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t see that the 8th rated QB in the league who leads his team to within a bounce of the SB needs any excuses. The excuses all seem to be coming from the dunderheads who kept assuring us the QB was no good. Hahaha.

  66. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Did you predict one play from the Super Bowl, NoCheer? Of course not. You yourself should be able to figure this out. For YEARS you blamed Smith for Nolan’s failure as a coach. You attributed Smith with getting Singletary fired. Now that the Niners went 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship game, you’re saying the Niner won IN SPITE Of Smith? It’s all revisionist thinking on your part. But you’re good at that.
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    I just found the timing laughable this season. The Niners opened up the season, and you were all over Smith for whatever shortcomings you percieved. They reel off 8 straight wins, and gee, no comment from NoCheer. Win the west. Secure the #2 seed. Beat the favored Saints. Nothing until they lose a hard-fought game against the eventual Super Bowl winner. THEN it’s the fault of Alex. If the niners won the Super Bowl, you’d still find a reason to bitch.
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    What a crock of shit you serve up.
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    Spitty, Manning would crumble under the relentless pressure he’ll face behind that suspect line.

  67. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t have to make excuses for 1-14 on 3rd down with 3 yards passing to wide receivers in five quarters of football against the 27th ranked defense – at home. I just don’t have to do it.

  68. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And besides, it would almost be worth it to lose Smith as it would give you nothing to furking write about anymore.
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    Maybe soon you’ll get over your dick in mouth disease.
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    Try this NoCheer:
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    Go to Spit’s blog.
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    You guys can team up there. Get room for all I care . . . Don’t say I never did anything for you, Spit.

  69. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, you do. You hang onto that 1-13 like it’s a lifeline to save you from drowning under the weight of an entire year of being dead ass wrong. Hahaha.

  70. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, did you happen to notice the 2 plays they showed from behind the LOS? Both times they showed Smith on the move as the pocket collapsed and Crabs running and looking downfield. He never turned to look at Smith. He never turned to look for the ball. Crabs is a lousy route runner. Plain and simple. I think the coaches lost faith in Crabs after the 3 drops in the NO game. Besides he, to this day, does not understand what a hot-read is, and how he’s supposed to react to one.
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    Maybe he should go through a training camp. We’re coming up on year 4 and he still hasn’t made one. If he misses another camp for whatever bullshit reason, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get traded or cut. There are plenty of guys out there that can do what little he does for less money and drama.

  71. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I was right the entire year, except for the Saints game. Hangin’ onto it? Of course I do. When you have gold, you don’t just throw it under the porch. It’s gold, man, gold…
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    Skeebers – do you appreciate Unca trying to runoff all your talent? Personally, I wouldn’t stand for it. The Bullit / Unca show ran out of steam years ago. Now he’s just a bitter, evil, medicated child.

  72. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s get ’em, NO FEAR!!!!!

  73. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The 1 in 14 was an extreme outlier data point, against a defense playing inspired. The Giants were hot.
     
    But the problem was nothing new.
     
    There are 32 teams in the NFL. The 49ers were 31st in the league at third down conversions for the 2011 regular season, with a success rate of just 29.4 percent. That’s less than one in three.
     
    I don’t even want to know where we ranked in three and outs…
     
    Our passing game inadequacies killed us. You can lay that at the feet of Alex, Crabs, Ginn, our O-line, whatever: but until it changes, we have a problem. It needs to be Harbaugh and Baalke’s main focus over the next six months.

  74. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As usual, NoFear, you attack my posting of facts with attacks on me. Typical of an internet tough guy. So, Smith had nothing to do with 13-3? Got it, sport.
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    Glad yer reading my blog though. Who’s comparing? Spit’s been dogging my blog here for weeks. I merely pointed out that no one posts on his. Man, you need a map to find your head in the morning? Or are you just playing dumb?
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    Wake up, skippy. You know not of what you say. As usual.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Geez, NoFear. Throw Albert a bone or a pompom or something. The poor guy is begging outside your igloo.

  76. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Aww, the variance and extreme outliers. Statistics. Damn lies. 1-14 was the mean, Grump. The mean. It was mean on my liver, that’s for sure.

    Harbaugh appears to be stuck on stupid with Alex Smith. And so does Unca.
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    No Fear – you noticed his several different user names, too? It’s hilarious. It’s like a blog full of psychopaths. Why anyone would step foot in the maze of certifiable behavior is beyond me. Being kicked out is badge of honor, I wear proudly. It was Skeeber’s lucky day…

  77. SUPREME72No Gravatar says:

    wow, the nfl is just going too past the NINERS bey!

  78. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Believe it or not Grump, I think the team as a whole improved at 3 and outs compared to the recent past. Granted, the baseline was likely 4″ off the ground, but seeing where they came from last year compared to this year, well, the difference is astounding. Plus we have a new year, full offseason, another draft, some FA signings, blah blah blah.
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    The point being, there’s reason to think that the team is moving in the right direction, despite the ravings of tweedle-dee and tweedle-dick.
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    What say you, NoFear? The Niners are 3rd best team in the NFC West? 4-12? Will Harbaugh reach the coaching prowess of Mike Nolan any time soon? Come on, man. Say something that isn’t your usual Smith-driven tirade. Like, how’s the front office doing? How did the new HC work out? Well?

  79. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3KV4fLSNoU&feature=related

    Here’s what it’s like reading Unca’s blog.

  80. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Several different user names? Right. This coming from name #3 of yours. You should be banned from the internet.

  81. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How’s yer blog going, Spit?
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    Oh yeah . . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    If no one reads it, does it have a point? Uhhhh, no.
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    Let’s see.
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    Last 17 threads.
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    0 posts.
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    I love that NoFear reads it religiously, but is too chicken to post. Spittle obviously enjoys it as well.
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    Thanks for your support. Hyuk.

  82. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Note that no team, in the salary cap / parity age, is going to dominate at every phase of football. And judging from the Giants, you do not have to.
     
    With our defense and special teams, which are very good, and our ability to run, which is reasonably good, we don’t need the second coming of Montana and Rice here. We can probably compete with anyone if we just get a little better than average passing efficiency.
     
    What we cannot have, though, is the long stretches of tits-up hibernation that marked our losses this year. We even got away with them in some of our wins. You cannot be completely unable to move the ball for long stretches of games like we were. You cannot go three-and-out four or five times in each quarter for three quarters of a game. Or in the case of the NYG game, most of five quarters. You need some minimal level of offensive consistency – not anything like a TD every time you touch the ball, but at least keeping the other team honest on time of possession.
     
    We had a marvelous turnover ratio this year. Some of that is our defense is outstanding, but there was also some luck involved. The history of such stats is that teams rarely have such a propound advantage in turnover ration from year to year. Next year, we may still have a positive ratio, but it very likely will not be so extreme.
     
    I expect our offense will NEED to move the ball more consistently next year. Even if we do, it will difficult to match our 13-3 record – teams just don’t play that well every year, or have the relative luck with injuries we had. Even with an improved team, we could easily slide to 10-6 or 11-5. Still good enough to win the west, but maybe not a bye next year.
     
    It’s going to get tougher, and I fully expect the passing game will have to pull more of its own weight. If not, we will have a difficult time having any playoff success, and might even be unseated in our division.

  83. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    OK, just for fun, NoFear (or should I call you NewtFear?), I checked my latest thread on my blog.
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    26 posts. 5 are mine.
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    You do the math, skippy. Or better yet, go to Plitty’s blog. He’s DYING for ANYONE to post there.
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    Hyuk!
    _____________________________

    Shit Grump, making sense this early in the down-time? I said it as well somewheres above all this silly banter that the Niners are at the very least sitting on a strong foundation of defense, special teams, and a GM/coaching staff that has gone from laugingstock to the top of the league in one fell swoop. The offense? Well, it goes pretty well at times, it goes pretty flat at other times.
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    But we can all agree that the offense as a whole has improved mightily over the Nolantary/HostlerRayeIII capgun offense of the past 6 seasons. Yeah, the 3rd down conversion rate sucked. The red-zone offense sucked (come on, NoFear/Spitty. You haven’t harped on THAT yet. I have to give you material??? Sheesh!). I don’t know what to make of that, other than this team would occasionally hit big plays. But they would also, as you said, go into quarter-long malaises. And the team still struggles with power blocking up the middle when its 3rd and short. Miller wasn’t used as a power back, and the decision to bring in Dixon with little to no reps in the Giants game was odd, but the point remains that the Niners couldn’t get the 3rd and 2s by running up the gut. They either need to try those types on plays with 3-4 WRs in a spread, or just go play-action every goddamn time.

  84. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the turnover thing IS a crazy stat. The year NO won the Super Bowl, they were something like +35. The next year, they were WAY down, and went one and done. Not the determining factor for NO (it was their injuries at the RB spot), but it sure wasn’t the pick-fest of the previous year.

  85. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Grump –
    If you’re gonna slack off in one area, because of the rule changes, you don’t slack off at the qb position or in the passing game. I agree with you, teams can’t be complete anymore, but it’s all about prioritizing your deficiencies, and if teams avoid guaranteed money, they can make changes quickly as long as they aren’t locked into psychological, personnel battles like the 49ers appear to be with Alex Smith. That’s how you get stuck on stupid.
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    “What we cannot have, though, is the long stretches of tits-up hibernation.” This is where I disagree with you. I can hibernate for long stretches at a time with tits up or down, in fact it’s mandatory.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    Using the Spitblood Chronicles as a template you are toast as far as the truth is concerned.
    Here is just one paragraph of your bullshit posted 8/28/11
    “It’s true the 49ers’ offensive and defensive lines suck. No doubt. And despite all the rule changes, the game is still won and lost in the trenches. If our only two good linemen are Staley and Smith, and Staley is better suited to be a ROT, what chance do we have?”

    Look at your post above now saying it’s the QB position that matters. You dissed both lines yet they were actually strengths of the team. How wrong could you be?

    And you have the balls to say you were right the entire year? You best erase all your lies from your blog because it’s sold eveidence to refute anything you claim. Everyone know you are a liar and have no integrity.

  87. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s called hingsight, Bullitt. He and V are geneouses at it.
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    Bringing in a new QB will not help the team in the short term. The front office isn’t going to make a run for Matt Flynn because they don’t have to.
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    I see you like the Mike Singletary approach to QB development. Switch evey 2 weeks. Worked well for Singlenolan. Where is Aluminum Mike anyway? Likely soon to be hanging with Teflon Mike Nolan in the unemployment line.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember when Spitty said Ted Ginn was the best receiver on the team? That was last week. Here’s what he posted in August

    ” If the ball gets out, is remotely accurate, and the receiver doesn’t catch it, you have to cut that receiver and find someone who can. Delanie Walker and Ted Ginn are criminals. You’ll see.”

    Again Spitty said he was never wrong. His denials are impossible with his blog sitting there with a tons of quotes that’ll shut him up.

  89. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If it were only that easy, Bullitt. Spitty loves himself some him. He’s much like Mitt Romney. He doesn’t think anyone remembers anything he said or stood for in his past. Unfortunately it all comes back to bite him in the ass. Not that he cares. When he says anything now, it pre-empts everything he stood for 6 months ago. Or 2 months ago. Or 2 weeks ago. Or yesterday.
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    So, skip on, mitty.

  90. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Unca is the mayor of crazy town….

  91. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t mean I’m wrong though, skippy. Hyuk . . .
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    Yer the president of the Looniverse . . .

  92. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t even read you or your points anymore. I just know you’ve gone insane. It’s been fun watching. I like to think I was a factor in pushing over the edge.

  93. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    you*

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My My Spitty doing his Happy Gilmore impression here.
    Consider yourself Bob Barkered.
    Now you’ve had enough beetch!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHWurusOw68&feature=related

  95. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I have a question for anyone on this blog beside the Unca/ Bullit retard show.
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    Does anyone think the 49ers can’t win the NFC West with Colin Kaepernick as the starting qb? If Kaepernick started 16 games, who believes the 49ers would NOT win the west?

  96. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep is athletic, and was a playmaker in college. And Harbaugh’s offense was simple enough for Alex to quickly learn, so Kaepernick should be able to handle it with a year on the bench. The big open question is going to be reading complex NFL defenses at NFL speed. Some guys pick that up quicker than others. Some never really get it. We’ll see only a very little in the pre-season as defenses keep it simple. When he gets in his first real games, then we’ll know.

  97. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I’m saying yes, Kaep could win the West. What do you say, Grump? I’m taking a poll.

  98. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, sure he *could*. And I *could* be the fracking pope. In my case, far less likely than Colin there.
     
    At this point, his inexperience would hurt him. It’s just a question of how quickly he can learn. Playing safetyball, like Alex does a lot of the time, he might not be as good as Alex in 2012. A little more error-prone. But with our defense, winning the west means 9 or 10 wins. Not insurmountable. If he can play at Dalton’s level – not outside reason – then the answer is yes. The thing is, I still think Alex is too prone to paralysis by analysis, and will always have a low ceiling because of it. Colin might not be as good in 2012, but who will be better in 2014? Whatever happens, I think you have to start developing the guy and not just let him languish on the bench. Unless Alex gets a lot better on third down, Colin is probably our future. If he does not seem to be progressing, you have to look hard at Tolzien and draft another guy for 2013.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’ll need to do what we can to keep either Carlos or Dashon in the fold this Off Season.
    Keeping both would be outstanding for continuity.
    As with the Offense, a second Season together on D would be fantastic.
     
    Alex is far from perfect but, he will benefit from a full OTA period and another year in the same System.
    He needs a polished Vet WR to get this thing going.
    Wayne/Garcon/Bowe would all be worth an investment.
    Braylon was a smart move, until he decided he wouldn’t play for the bargain deal he signed.
    We need hungry guys who want to win. Crabtree doesn’t impress me as a guy who really ‘wants it’.
    We’ll see.
    I see more character in Kyle Williams than I do in Crabtree.
    With all the crap they’re giving Welker in NE, he might very well want a change of address now too.
    There’s a guy who comes to WIN.
     
    Could Brady ever get ragged on for sh!t’n the sheets in a big game?
    He played scared IMO.
    I only wish our Front 4 had the chance at him this year.

  100. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree has played with little enthusiasm or instincts this year. Morgan has less athleticism, but he understands the position far better. Crabs had better get his head straight or he is going to end up a backup in Dallas.

  101. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    That’s my point. If both Kaep and Smith can win the west, AND Smith is going to go one and done in the playoffs next year, then why spend the money on Smith at all and waste the time on him when that time could be invested in developing a qb who can actually win Super Bowls?
    .
    Here’s the thing – if Smith comes back next year, he’s one and done the playoffs. Bill Romanowski just said it the other day – “The 49ers will never win a Super Bowl with Alex Smith.”
    .
    If dumping Smith and starting Kaep with Tolzien as the backup is the difference between being able to keep Brooks, Rogers and Goldson… Good bye Alex Smith.
    .
    I mean, Harbaugh drafted Kaep. Dalton was a stud. Let’s do this thing….

  102. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – you start Kaep, dump Smith, you can easily afford Goldson, Brooks and Rogers… and Snyder.

  103. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Spit – One more thought. In this division, with our crappy competition (unless they make some major improvement), and with our defense and ST, could Trent Dilfer have won the division? Probably. Shaun Hill? Absolutely. David Carr? Umm… okay, maybe not that POS. But the point is, this year at least, the QB was not the driving force, and was only asked not to screw it up, in most games. Alex won a few from behind those guys would not have, but they would have still posted a 10-6 or 9-7. I think Kaep could do that in 2012, at the level he can play right now. Every bit of progress he makes over the year adds to that.
     
    I look forward to the day when the 49er QB and passing offense is asked not simply to ‘not lose’ games, but to grab them by the throat. To move the ball consistently and impose our will on the other team. I still think this team will get better over the next three years. Our best days are still ahead.

  104. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert I’m no Alex apologist. He has a lot to learn. I am open minded about what he was able to accomplish with Harbaugh in just 1 year in a new system and without a #1 WR and an abbreviated Camp.
    Upside, he’s young and more mobile than Eli. He’ll benefit from a full Camp and time to work with a new WR or 2.
    He will also allow Cap flexibility which we’ll need in other areas.
    Give him at least a 3yr offer, maybe an option for a 4th and backload it.
    If he doesn’t take off, he can take off.

  105. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Grump-
    That’s the thing – in this division, the challenge isn’t winning the division. You’re going to win the division at least for a few more years regardless who the qb is under Harbaugh. The problem isn’t winning the division. The problem is playing consistently during the playoffs. Alex Smith has to win three or four games in row. Not one. He’ll never do that. You have to have a guy who can. So if both Kaep and Smith can win the division, and Kaep is much cheaper and can allow you room to resign Goldson, Brooks, Rogers and Snyder, you go with Kaep.
    .
    Here’s something else to consider. The 49ers are about to start drafting in the later part of rounds. Re-signing their own becomes paramount to their success. Kaep creates “Kaep” space. In addition, despite all the efforts of the 49er coaching staff and Bay Area media to sell the fans that the 49ers players believe in Alex… I’m certain there are still players on the team who don’t believe in Alex. If those guy want to win Super Bowls, they’ll be harder to re-sign. Kaep is the move… or Flynn…. or Manning if healthy.

  106. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Upside – “he’s young and more mobile than ELI.” Wrong. Eli can throw on the run. Smith can’t.
    .
    Smith will give the 49ers cap space.
    Wrong. Not nearly as much as Kaep would. Kaep creates Kaep space.

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert we know nothing about Kaep right now.
    We won a Playoff game with Alex in the 1st 1 he played in.
    What has Romo done for Dallas?
    Kaep is young and came from a gimic Offense like Alex did.
    Alex finally has a mentor in a Pro Offense and did well.
    Kaep should learn it just as fast. Problem is, Kaep hasn’t faced NFL pass rushers and the overall speed of the Defenses.
    He should take over at some point but, you can’t assume he’s any better than Alex until he takes the job from him.

  108. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I think Kaep can win the division, and I think Alex reached his high water mark this year. The difference between Kaep and Smith is more players re-signed, and the same amount of wins.

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to see Alex have half the pocket presence Eli does.
    Upgrade our RG position and give Alex some WR help and see where he can take us.
    If he can’t take the next step, you have the option to let him move on.
    Eli is 31.
    You can give Alex a Cap friendly offer and I’d be inclined to think he’d take it.

  110. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’d have to say there are a lot of doubters around the NFL about Alex in any event. Half our starters were named to the pro bowl, or as alternates. Not Alex. When it came time to pick a replacement QB for the NFC, it went to Cam Newton. A rookie. With a QBR of 84. and 17 INTs. It begs the question, what do other players around the league think of Alex Smith? It does not suggest a positive answer, either.
     
    My gut feeling is that Alex will always be one of those guys who can do his job, play within a system, but never really be the straw that stirs the drink. I’m willing to give Harbaugh credit for what he has accomplished though, and wait patiently for Plan B to ripen. I trust Harbaugh’s judgment. Something I have not been able to say about our coaches in a while now.

  111. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly Grump. Alex is middle of the road with a Coach who might get him over the hump.
    If Alex can’t progress we join plenty of other Teams who are looking for the next Joe Montana.
    I’d still prefer a ‘Complete Team’.
    Young fast Defense, solid STeams and a ball control Offense can keep us in the mix for a long time.
    Alex isn’t elite, no argument.
    I’d be content to be a contender until we find a better option.

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I like WR DBowe as the younger option in FA but, I also think we could benefit from a solid Vet like Reggie Wayne too.
    Baalke will likely take a WR or 2 in the Draft who can sit behind a guy like Wayne and learn the ropes.
    If DJax in Philly wasn’t such a malcontent, we could really use his skills and let Ginn walk too.
    FA should be a really big piece of our puzzle this year. We didn’t have that option last year.

  113. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t trust Harbaugh’s judgement when it comes to winning Super Bowls or championships. He’s never won a championship, anywhere. If he gets stuck on stupid with Alex Smith, he won’t win one in San Francisco, either – at least not until Smith is gone or on the bench. Now with Kaep, maybe. But the jury and verdict are out on Smith, and it’s no go. It’s the same with Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez. Can’t win Super Bowls with ’em, pass the beer nuts.

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dealing Crabtree would create Cap space also Albert.
    The Rookie Cap will impact every team as it showed last year.
    Will DJax get a big pay day after the nonsense he pulled?
    Teams will likely let the ‘Braylons’ move on and look for hungrier harder working guys. It’s just smart business.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dallas gonna win anything with Romo?
    If there were a crystal ball every team in the NFL would own one.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NYG won with Phil Simms.
    How many people would consider him elite?

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Terry Bradshaw won 4 SBs. Is he elite?
    Play solid Defense and ball control and anything can happen.
    We almost proved that this year.

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How many SBs did Dan Marino win?

  119. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think you can deal Crabtree with that contract. Who would want him at 5 million a year when you can find similar productivity at a rookie salary cap rate in the draft? I think the only move to create cap space with Crabtree is to try and convince him to take a pay reduction by bringing in another qb. Why would he reduce based on his numbers with Alex Smith as his quarterback? If he’s gonna be asked to play for 2.5 million, he can get that somewhere else, with a better quarterback. Until the 49ers upgrade the qb position, they have two options with Crabtree – pay him his contract, or cut him. He won’t take a Ted Ginn-like reduction with Alex Smith throwing him the ball – no way.

  120. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Bradshaw and Simms are from a different era. Look at the last ten Super Bowl winning qbs.

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh has a job and his own reputation at stake. If he thought there was a better option don’t you think he’d be taking it?
    Let’s see what comes in FA and beyond before we assume Kaep is the next Drew Brees or Tom Brady.
    We all want to win. I personally think Brady screwed the pooch on the biggest stage in football.
    Blame Welker all you want but, Brady underthrew Gronk and looked timid to me. I give Alex alot of credit for getting beat up behind a shaky OL most of his career and hanging tough.
    We’re not as good as the record suggested and not as bad as many people think we are.

  122. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    One other thing about Crabtree, though. The 49ers are paying him between 5 and 6 million per year, but Crabtree’s guaranteed money is up. Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh could make the case to Crabtree that his market value is 2 million a year, and that the 49ers want to pay him above fair market (around 3 million per year), but not the 5-6, and Crabtree’s agent might see the wisdom in it. But Crabtree’s agent will have to feel the 49ers are giving him an ultimatum – take 3.5 here (above fair market to play with a left handed qb), or find 2.5 or 2 else where. That might work, but Crabtree might bail, too. It’s a real gamble because the 49ers don’t have much behind Crabtree, which means they don’t have leverage. And Crabtree’s agent isn’t stupid. He may call the 49ers’ bluff.

  123. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Alex Smith will never win a Super Bowl. That’s all it boils down to.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    The truth too painful for you?
    Still spreading your BS about Eli Manning? Mobile QB??
    Eli Manning career 191 rushing attempts 365 yds 1.9 avg rush
    Alex Smith career 181 rushing attempts 629 yds 3.5 avg rush
    Who’s more mobile?
    In his career Manning has turned the ball over 197 times.
    Smith has 99 total turnovers.
    When you interact with a troll all you get is misinformation.

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    You keep wanting to trade Crabtree. What do you expect to get back for him? And what does that leave you at WR?
    We’ll use Brandon lloyd as an example because Denver traded him last year. In 2010 Lloyd caught over 100 passes and was voted All Pro.
    “On October 17, 2011, Lloyd was traded to the St. Louis Rams for a conditional pick, the pick is a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft that would become a fifth-round pick if Lloyd catches 30 passes for the Rams in the 2011 season.”
    Sorry but I would not give up on Crabtree and trade him for a 5th/6th round pick. That would be pretty stupid.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s still football.
    Score and play Defense.
    Add some speed on Offense and I think the WCO can still make progress in any era.
    Rules have changed to benefit scoring. We don’t do that very well.
    We did keep all of our games close and manageable didn’t we?
    Kaep will likely add another dimension when we progress a little further.

  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Only the dumbest moron would try to get Crabtree to take a huge paycut.
    What possible leverage would the Niners have. Crabtree knows he’s the best receiver on the team and currently Ginn and Morgan are not signed.
    You might have Crabtree in for the OTAs and a cpmplete training gamp for the first time and you’re going to mess with that?
    Brilliant thinking by an imbecile.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m just tired of the nonchalant attitude is all.
    Training Camps are there for a reason. He doesn’t impress me a guy that ‘Wants it’.
    There’s a chemistry needed between QB and WR.
    If he doesn’t want to be here move him, he doesn’t serve up any positive options if he isn’t producing.
    He wanted to be paid when he got Drafted and we’re still waiting for results.
    It’s not all on him, Alex hasn’t done squat until this year either.
    All I want is a focused effort from Crabtree in Camp.
    If he’s not working in Camp he’s delaying the inevitible. He’ll walk at the end of his Rookie deal and waste a roster spot in the process.
    This year is pivotal.
    He blows off OTAs and Camp, I’d deal him.
    Lloyd is the perfect example of a catch and fall receiver. They’re worth about a 5th Rd pick.
    We can grab a couple of those in the Draft and take Crabtrees’ salary and pay guys that want to work.

  129. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Delanie and Josh are positive, stand up guys who work hard.
    I have no problem with Crabtree if he comes to work.
    I just think he feels he doesn’t have to.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is the trolls are always making statements such
    as “Alex Smith will never win a Super Bowl”.
    Trouble is they never give you a reason bceause they don’t know themselves.
    Almost like “Eli Manning is the best QB in the NFL”.
    The NFL players voted for their top 100 players before last season and Eli Manning was not
    on the list.
    Now he’s the best?
    Rodgers had a QB rating 30 pts higher than Manning but Eli Manning is better because a moron proclaims it?

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There was a reason he had a Diva Clause added to his Rookie Deal.
    Prove you want to win.
    A WCO should benefit him. I don’t see practices and work ethic etc but, when he isn’t working with the WRs and QB he’s hurting the Team.

  132. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Alex deserves a chance to continue what Harbaugh has started I think.
    I’m all about chemistry. Harbaugh is too apparently.
    Any Team is only as good as the weakest link.
    We need OTAs and continuity.
    See how they fare with the FA period.
    The Draft will add depth and maybe a surprise starter on each side of the ball.
    Baalke found Aldon/Culliver/Hunter and Bruce.
    Now he has to shop at the end of the Rds.
    See how well he plays this years’ hand.

  133. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Eli took his share of ridicule out here too.
    He was being called ‘Aw Shux’ and many thought he was too laid back to win in NY.
    Funny how staying with OC Gilbride, adding WRs and playing D helped him into the ‘Elite’ conversation huh?

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    You do realize Crabtree has 3 years left on his contract?
    Maiocco just gave him this review
    “Michael Crabtree — When the regular season ended, Crabtree’s stock was the highest it had been since the 49ers chose him with the No. 10 pick in the 2009 draft. He and quarterback Alex Smith were peaking together at the right time. Crabtree caught 72 passes for 880 yards, both team-highs, and four touchdowns. But after catching a 4-yard TD pass on a quick slant in the first quarter of the 49ers’ playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, nothing went right. Crabtree failed to hold onto three catchable passes later in that game, and he had just one catch for 3 yards against the Giants. Afterward, Crabtree was frustrated, saying all he wanted was more opportunities to make plays. He is signed through the 2014 season, and he still figures prominently in the 49ers’ future. Crabtree bought into Jim Harbaugh’s blue-collar mantra, as he was a surprisingly effective — and willing — blocker”

    My point is in order to trade him you get 2 other guys that prove they are better than him and he’s on the bench. That’s when you can think about trading him.
    This article from a month ago should give you some perspective.
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120112/SPORTS/120119810/1010/SPORTS?p=all&tc=pgall&tc=ar

    I believe Crabtree’s best days are ahead.

  135. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Read the article about Crabtree.
    His teammates all stand up for his work ethic and his leadership.

  136. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I hope so Bullit.
    This Harbaugh regime should give he and Alex plenty of opportunities to grow together.
    My issue with him is all related to Camp participation.
    Another year together with Alex should be the proper move.
    I want him there during the Off Season and all through OTAs and Camp.
    Any QB who is successful works with his WRs constantly.
    If he gives us that, we should be just fine.
    I believe the guys in general realize how much better we can be with another year together. I’m just hoping Crabtree shows that dedication to his Team mates and himself by going through the Off Season conditioning etc.

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It took Vernon the bulk of the Season to adjust and learn his role as well.
    Delanie and Josh missed time too.
    Crabtree possesses great ‘Snatch Catch’ ability. He should absolutely kill the slot/slant duties.
    One thing missing at WR is speed.
    Have to add a better route runner with some wheels. It will help everyone.
    Alex also needs more confidence to hit the tighter windows.
    All that comes with reps.
    I like what we did, I’d expect to improve the finer details this year.

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I believe good coaching draws out the talent in a player. Bengals gave up too soon on Ahmad Brooks.
    We stayed with Vernon Davis,Ray McDonald, Isaac Sopoanga and Trrell Brown and now we’re reaping the rewards and where would we be without these guys?
    And don’t you think Philly is sorry they gave up on Akers?

  139. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit / Unca:
    You see what Gisele Bundchen said? She blamed the receivers. Know why? ‘Cause that’s what girls do…

  140. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good piece from Cohn Bullit, thanks for the link. I don’t get to SRPD much.
    Perhaps Crabtree has a little Isaac Bruce and Jerry Rice in him?
    Perfectionist/Anti-Media type?

  141. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I work with 1 of those Philly Douchebag Fans.
    They flip-flop more than any Fans in existence.
    It was good riddance to Akers because ‘who pays a kicker’?
    Now he lights it up for us and Joe Banner/Andy Reid are idiots for letting him walk.
    We have Team chemistry, the Eagles have a Fantasy Team.
    Puppy Killa and DJax were gonna be the toughest QB/WR combo in the NFL this past Season.
    It quickly turned to ‘Fire Fat Andy’.

  142. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Eagles are the perfect example of why good Defenses beat good Offenses so often.
    If they learned to play D, they likely could have kept the NYG from making the Playoffs.
    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.
    But, to the vast majority of Eagle Fans, Andy Reid sucks.
    They make the Playoffs more than most but haven’t won squat.
    Pick your poison. DMc got run outta town, Vick can’t stay healhy, Kolb was all hype.
    They continue to search for answers like the rest of us.

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Look at our Front Office.
    Look at the NYJ.
    How many people see us as better situated for the future right now?
    GM Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan just had their Season to forget.
    Gave a boatload of guaranteed money to Santonio the A-Hole and he proceeded to devour the ‘Sanchize’.
    Think Team Chemistry doesn’t matter?
    Watch what happens to them this year. All new Staff, aging LBs and no run Defense.
    We’re in better shape. I like what we’ve done here in recent years.
    Our future looks pretty bright.

  144. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    NJ –
    It’s ironic that you use the New York Jets as an example for why the 49ers’ future looks bright, because I believe the 49ers will follow the New York Jets’ path almost exactly.
    .
    The Jets are a defense first team, running the ball, with a game managing qb who’s just asked not to screw it up. But Santonio Holmes saw what a lot of football players see – you want a Super Bowl? You better have a damn good qb. If you’re going to play defense first, you still better have a Roethlisberger, not a Sanchez or a Smith. Holmes got pissed, as did other Jets players.
    .
    What eventually happened? The Jets imploded because the players didn’t believe in their qb. Now I don’t believe that Jim Harbaugh will let his players be as vocal as Santonio. I believe if Micheal Crabtree said about Smith what Santonio said and Sanchez that Harbaugh would cut Crabtree even if he had guaranteed money left on his contract (but then again, Crabtree ain’t no Santonio Holmes). Regardless, the 49er players may not outwardly express their dissatisfaction with Smith, but their effort, play and motivation will reflect it, and if Smith is re-signed, the 49ers will never win a Super Bowl with him as the starter… much like the Jets will never win a Super Bowl with Sanchez. Nice comparison.

  145. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert I use them precisely for that reason.
    It starts with Cap management and a ‘Plan’.
    We seemed to have turned that corner when they canned McCloughan.
    Tannenbaum is a clown.
    Rex is the Carnival Barker.
    They tied their wagon to Sanchez as we did with Alex.
    It’s expected with a Top Pick.
    Where they went wrong was looking for the quick fix.
    NT Jenkins, RB LT, WR Holmes.
    They mis-managed the Cap. Didn’t Draft for the future either.
    Now the QB is rattled, Holmes is loaded with guaranteed money and they need to pay for LBs and DLmen.
    All works hand in hand.
    We’ve managed the Cap and the chemistry very well.
    All the more reason to have a PLAN.
    Shooting from the hip, or the lip in Rex’s case, gets plenty of media attention in NY but who won the Ring?
    We have Cap room and players to pay.
    NYJ may have to throw away Holmes and the money now just to save Team chemistry.
    Alex appears to have support in the locker room.
    How’s Sanchez feeling these days?
    J-E-T-S yuck, yuk, yuk, yuk.
     
    I still re-sign Alex to a Cap friendly deal and try to keep this train on the tracks.

  146. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sanchez is working under the Defensive HC who Drafted him.
    Sound familiar?
    Rex stands behind him 100%
    Rex didn’t know why the high priced WR ‘Captain’ wasn’t on the Field in crunch time?
    Rex lost the Locker Room before he knew what happened.
    Schott took the bullet since he was the OC.
    I call that CLUELESS management.
     
    If Harbaugh is willing to hang his reputation on Alex and then goes 13-3, I think he’s got a CLUE.
     
    I still similar comparisons between Sanchez and Romo.
    Dallas thinks he’s the answer there too.
    Maybe a good GM/Front Office matters Jerry?

  147. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert, doesn’t it seem just a tad suspicious that Holmes won a SB with Pitt and they still decided to let him move on?
    Sure the Jets overpaid but….
    Which Front Office was wiser?
    Let’s see what happens in Pitt now that Arians was shown the door in favor of Haley.
    Maybe Ben holds the ball too long too?
    Takes a beating because he can?
    It’s still about Defense in Pittsburgh too.
    Once the running game got derailed Ben couldn’t win when it mattered.
    I like our PLAN.

  148. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    “You see what Gisele Bundchen said? She blamed the receivers. Know why? ‘Cause that’s what girls do…”

    In addition to being a moronic imbecile, you are a chauvinistic
    sexist. Your views are eerily lockstep with V’s.

    Have trouble with the truth? There were at least 4 passes that were dropped that might have changed the outcome of the game.

    Seems you are jealous because no woman has ever stood up and defended you. Perhaps there is an overwhelming amount of stupidity to defend.

    Ever think that that’s why you’re alone and living the troll lifestyle cuz women can’t stand you?

  149. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Update

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    6 days and not even a peep

  150. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

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Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
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Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
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