Elsewhere and Back

The 49er players are respiting for two days, but the blogs are a 24/7 operation. And when there are no games, we make do with manipulating stats or replays for our little POV snow forts! Take that, POW! Back at you, POW!

If you like offensive stats, the next two games are not going to be your cup of tea, unless you like to ridicule offensive stats, which makes these games a chop licker to anticipate. The 49ers will be facing yet another top ten defense in Arizona, and again with St. Louis and Chicago. If Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Tony Romo can’t light these secondaries up, it’s sure not likely Alex Smith will either.

But, while the navel gazing and angst over the 49ers’ first place status wends its way to exhaustion, let’s peek around at the rest of the NFL.

The AFC seems to be the Texans and not much else. Maybe some other team will get on a run, but its difficult to see who that would be. Denver might, but though Peyton Manning’s comeback against the Chargers was impressive, let’s face it, he fell behind 24-0 in the first half. And the Broncos only get to play Norv Turner’s super stupid team once more this year. As it is, they are 3-3 and not impressing anyone very much.

The AFC East looks like the Patriots by default, though their defense is atrocious. The North has the same old Steelers/Ravens slug out, but neither team inspires much dread at the moment. The Steelers are heading downward and the Ravens can’t win on the road.

The NFC, however, has drama written all over it and the best looking teams. The Giants have the East in their hip pocket, unless their attention wanders too much. The Falcons own the South, but are probably the least impressive 6-0 team in many years. The North and the West are where the action resides. Six teams, three in each division, are legitimate contenders. If the Niners beat Arizona next Monday, the list would dwindle to five teams. And all five teams will be going head to head in late November and early December. Sensayshunull!

Frank Gore said after last week’s Thursday night game that Greg Roman was the best offensive coach he’s ever had, even calling his running play schemes the work of a genius. To most of us in the pass wacky world of the modern NFL, running plays are little more than our meat versus your meat, or our super duper running back versus your whole team. To many bloggers, I suppose, running plays are just some ugly annoyance that interferes with their Arena ball view of enjoyment, or an act of mistrust by the HC toward his QB.

To Jim Harbaugh and Roman, however, 200 yards on the ground is just as beautiful as 300 through the air. Maybe more so, since 300 passing yards guarantees victory far less reliably than 200 yards on the ground. This philosophy is not likely to change, even if our passing game improves over the course of the season as the QB and WRs get more and more in sync. Should that come to pass, the team will truly become an unstoppable juggernaut.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This 49er team reminds me of the early 70’s Dolphins. Practically mirror images of each other, at least by sight. Those Dolphins were pretty darn good. Even our QB reminds me of the QB from that team. Both teams were heavy on the 3-4 defense with great defenses and both teams were heavy on the run. A typical game for Bob Griese was somewhere near 14-22 and about 170 yards with little or no mistakes. Sound familiar?

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, out of curiosity, I just loked it up. Bob Griese averaged about 12-21 (56%) and 156 yards per game during his career. He is a HOFer. It hints that Alex might just be the perfect QB for the system Harbaugh runs.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Is it possible the hanging posse is asking for a different coach but they just don’t know that is what they are saying. Hmmm?

  4. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The biggest thing about those Dolphins was Shula. He understood how to take a team apart. Bum Phillips had it right.
     
    The second best thing was their O-line. Larry Little and Bob Kuechenberg may be the best guard tandem in NFL history. Langer was no slouch at center. With Csonka, Kiick and Morris that team could run all day long on anyone.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    When you have no answer for a counterpoint you resort to your usual namecalling and personal attack flames. That goes for your two lackeys.
    Often times you slip and sound
    almost the same.

    My post on Crabtree as I stated was just an observation. It was not directed at you nor addressed as such. It seems you have an itchy trigger finger Tatoo.
    Go outside and look for da plane.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Roman/Harbaugh need to go out of their way and get V Davis the ball
    early in the game and target him at least 5 times in the first half.
    Roman has a tendency to forget about his main weapons for long periods of time.
    VD has the speed so run him on one of those fly sweeps just to get him going.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Program note from Cam Inman
    The NFL Network’s “Eddie DeBartolo, A Football Life” will air at 5 p.m., while San Francisco’s other major sports team (the Giants) will be pursuing its own DeBartolo-esque championship legacy in Game 1 of the World Series. Fear not, 49ers fans, as the DeBartolo special will replay tonight at 10, Thursday (noon) and Saturday (7 p.m., 10 p.m.).
    DVR it if you have NFL Network
    If not your SOL so nevermind.

  8. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reading this blog gives me confidence that this nation is in good hands, and that the citizenry will fairly consider the issues and the moral stature of each candidate and with a clear head and rational minds make a choice guided by conscience. Yeah, right!
     
    At any rate, I guess there is something to say for folks who work so hard every day bashing all comers to convince themselves that a mediocre passing game and passer will get us to the big dance and him into Canton.
     
    I do have to wonder if they even realize that their best hope is that the defense and running game continue to carry us in spite of the mediocre passing game and passer, though.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking only for myself, my best hope is for more Spread offense. I’ve instead relegated myself to the fact it is not going to happen. So instead I parse the situation and look for the reality of the situation, knowing it is better to hope than to despair over something I have no power to change.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Football detox? My concern is the playoffs. Win this AZ game and the Niners will be in good shape to at least have a decent lead going into the 2nd half. AZ seems to be gagging on their good fortune, and a loss to SF at home would kick them where it hurts.
    .
    They still have some tough games, and they will hopefully do fine in them 11-5 would be about right, but 12-4 is within reach,. Getting that bye would be pretty big. As of now however, the Niners would be the 4th seed behind Atl, NYG, and Chicago. Seeing we still play Chicago,and we’ll have lost out on the tie breaker to NY, well, there’s time to make up.
    .
    The point beingm, I;d like to see a little more consistency from the offense as we roll into the playoffs.

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, when VD is double-covered by a CB and a safety, Alex won’t throw to him. Gone are the days when they cover VD with only a safety. LONG gone are him being covered by an LB.
    .
    Gee, Bullit, you railed on me for not respoding to a 2-day-old argument you were having with someone else, so sorry for the confusion.
    ,
    Hyuk.

  12. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    49ers MVP, Andy Lee, is named NFC special teams player of the week.

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I think both Alex and Vernon will have a monster game on Monday. I would like for us to pound them just like the second have of the SeaChicken game. They have no running game to speak of and I think we should attack their weak spot. I would love to see our D just blitz and continue to blitz Skelton(sp). I know that the only way they win this game is if we turn the ball over or they connect with Fitzy and Roberts, we should be able to stick our face right into that game.

  14. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The only way it gets better than this is if I was there again.
    Screw the noose. It’s a 7-shooter, but it’s saved for the Detroit Tigers.

  15. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Goodbye!

  16. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger and I won’t be satisfied until we see Aubrey Huff step up to the plate. He’s the reason the Giants are playing in the World Series. Well, he and the Mayans.

  17. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Timmy’s coming in the six or seventh. Barry’s done a great job, and is needed for Game 4 in Detroit.

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    2-0

  19. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Humm Baby

  20. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    PABLO YOU’RE TOO FAT!!!!!!

  21. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    May be too fat, but that Panda done gone berserk!

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    And when the hell did Barry Zito drink the potion and turn into Sandy Effing Koufax?

  23. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Top speed on his fastball I think, has been 85. His curves and changeups and screwballs (sliders) have been perfect.
    Defense has saved a couple runs already. The game doesn’t get any better. Just wish I had the roasted peanuts in the shell from AT&T.

  24. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    RBI basehit Barry Zito. One Cy Young against the other.
    Wrong game, Verlander.

  25. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    3 FOR FATTY! Move over, Babe.

  26. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Ahem, who said Barry was doing a great job, and Timmy would come in the six or seventh.
    Bows, please.

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    FATTY deserves the bows. And Zito and Blanco. And Timmy.
    I just watch.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Jesus?
    .
    How ’bout that fat f#$%???

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said, you hit .335 you can play a little over your ‘ideal’ weight. Criminy, look at Prince Fielder.

  30. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I really can’t stand “God Bless America”.
    It’s a show tune written on Schmaltz street in WWI, buried and brought out during WWII.
    I miss the “Star Spangled Banner”. It’s a song with real meaning and a long history.

  31. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, Fatty only got a single.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit –
    From the last thread, devoting too much energy?
    I’m obviously not being clear regarding my Brady/Alex comparison either.
     
    It’s not so much who he (Brady), had to throw to as much as he was forced to spread the ball around.
    I was attempting to illustrate a QBs vision of the Field, along with the command of his Offense to
    attack an opposing Defense.
    Truth be told, most of my rhetoric is good natured bantering with Berger as it relates to Alex.
     
    For me, the ‘I told you so’ comment was taken in the context of setting up failure for Alex.
    That is something I said ‘we’ don’t do.
    I’ll clarify that statement as, it’s something ‘I’ won’t do.
     
    I look forward to Alex getting us over the top.
    He is afterall, our best option at this juncture.
    Frustrations I have are his inconsitencies, not that I expect him to fail to say later ‘I was right’.
     
    I don’t participate in this forum to be correct or to come off as a ‘Stats will prove me right’
    kinda guy.
    Like you, I’m simply looking for the Prize. A 6th Ring.
     
    I treat this forum as good natured and, would like to think,
    a place for friendly debate among 49er purists.
    Whether someone engages in personal attacks is their business.
    I don’t practice it.
    I also didn’t take offense to being classified as a member of the Witches Coven that Skeebs proposed.
    Rather, I thought it pretty clever and actually found it funny.
    Far be it from me to get personal and launch attacks at you, or anyone else within this forum,
    for having an opinion on our Team.
    I’ll assume you to be an intelligent and friendly sort who also appreciates this forum as I do.
    Again, it’s not personal.

  33. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Good luck with the “good natured”, NJ.
    So far I’ve been called so many names I lost count. I least Skeebers is creative. Hanging posse is good, but I’m more like the judge afters.
    I still don’t see any Rings on Alex’s fingers, and still see the #1 defense in the league and one of the top special teams units.
    December, January, Alex show us what you got.

  34. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The game changes when the weather drops. Life changes.
    You might get a vacation in New Orleans in January, but more likely the hot fudge will freeze to your hands in Green Bay, Chicago, and New Jersey.
    Maybe you can wade through the snow and ice to play Minnesota indoors.
    Win the division. Play at Candlestick.

  35. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So, how do you all like that Fat SOB now?

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT it’s good natured until it ain’t.
    Like most, I’m hoping for continued improvement between the lines.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    They just called Panda the Round Mound of Pound! LOL

  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- That was a well thought out great post. Stop that. Quit making sense, this is a blog!

  39. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Zito pitched an awesome, Cy Young game. Those two catches by Blanco saved at least two runs.
    Timmy looking like the old Timmy.
    Blast, I miss those peanuts.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger I seem to offend Bullit for some reason.
    Just trying to keep the peace.

  41. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Those amazing SF Giants.

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Alex Smith is the gift that gets the 49er blogs fired up. It is a good thing for Bob Griese he didn’t have to deal with blogs!

  43. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, if you have an opinion that differs from others, you will be mocked.
    You must get used to it. It’s childish, but just keep posting.

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Are you still hating Dashon Goldson? There is something you and bullit can agree on! The Love Berger is getting you guys together again!

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good point Berger.
    Real time debate about a game played once a week is going to get tedious I suppose.
    We just see ourselves as being a near complete Team at this point and we can taste it.
    Alex provides the impetus fuel the debate.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dashon has his moments Berger.
    I tossed him into the topic the other night relative to his 2 interception breakups from the NFCC game.
    Must’ve occurred during the Witches Coven phase, you might have missed it.
     
    He thoroughly impressed me with the pass break up I got to witness vs the NYJ.
    That’s the type of FS play I expect to see from him.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Almost forgot about the Love Berger services.
    Since it’s legal out there in your State, you should go public.
     
    Cash money for your services beats the sh!t outta settling squabbles with the likes of us.
    Might even allow you to quit your day job?

  48. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, did you actually write that Joe Montana tried to throw the 1981 series NFL Championship Game away with his 3 INTs?
    Want me to send you the tape of the game, describe the evolution of the BWO?
    I can do a play by play for you.
    I can’t be Randy White or Too Tall Jones.
    You and I write stupid things some times. That’s the nature of blogging and having OPINIONS.
    At least Chuck, you have opinions are not a parrot.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Sadly there are a few here who take things too far.
    I try to abide by treating people like they treat me.
    No first strikes unless your name is Spitblood or V but I will attack when attacked and counter.
    You might be making a fair point on Alex but somebody else might tailgate your point with something more extreme.
    I recall one time I advertantly attributed a comment to you by mistake and I did the rare but right thing and apologized.
    There are a few here that when they can’t make their point they go into personal attack mode.
    I have nothing against you except
    when you stand up and say nobody
    here does that shit when the arrows are flying and most are aimed at me.

  50. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Relax, Bullit. You and I have both had cannons pointed our way at one time or another.
    Don’t give up the fun of being a Niners fan.
    I miss Spitty’s writing, and V’s too, as long as they are on short leashes.
    It’s about the Niners, not you and me.
    Let Chuck and V67 keep duking it out.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    So if a team plays 8 in the box and they double team VD and double team Moss that must mean they have 12 men on the field no?
    You didn’t read what I wrote. You should review it before any further comments.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I come here to ‘talk’ 9ers.
    I’m not blind to the barbs.
    I tried to clear that up earlier.
    ‘I told you so’ isn’t related to the arrows you mention.
    Your opinion belongs to you, as does mine.
    It’s personal in that regard only.
    We share those opinions here.
     
    IMO, treat people like you’d like to be treated.
    The few you refer to are out of my control.
     
    I don’t chose to offend someone for sharing an opinion.
    That’s why I’m here.
     
    In life, we can always agree to disagree without being offensive.
    It’s a matter of choice.

  53. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Just one last thought, before I have to prepare for the first snow in a week or two.
    What happened to the Eagles? You hire a Puppy Torturer and give him $20 million?
    I’ve always been a fan of character.
    Shanny’s running a 4 back ’30s Oklahoma/Nebraska offense with RG III. Robert has character and education.

  54. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    More like the ’60s/’70s Texas/Oklahoma Wishbone.
    But I just watch. It does look a lot like the 1937 Nebraska Cornhusker single wing.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you missed this on NFL Network
    today someone posted this on You Tube
    As a Niner fan this is extraordinary and well worth watching. It will clear up some of the post Eddie misconceptions
    myths
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIWFcvEJKUUafter he left the Niners.

  56. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Giants played near perfect baseball in Game 1 of the World Series.
    Game 2 coming up.

  57. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus, four backs? I missed that one.
     
    Looks a lot like Shanny and little Shanny’s West Coast Offense with a zone blocking running game. They got a gem in Morris too don’t they?. It’s like he’s been running in that offense for years the way he hits those cut back lanes.

  58. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know what it is NoFear, all I guess is that it is new and dangerous with Robert running it after his concussion.

  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Those F35s are the greatest fighter plane ever developed, NoFear.
    Cost of the failed F22, over $1billion per fighter.
    Give me a canditate who doesn’t change his mind every bus stop.
    Give me Theodore Roosevelt.
    Progressive (Bull Moose Party).
    He got shot for starting a 3rd party, did Teddy.

  60. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Haven’t seen one, Rufus.
     
    I always thought the twin engine fighters made more sense for reasons I can’t really explain.
     
    Maybe because the singles seem too much like a driver strapped onto a steerable rocket.
     
    There’s a visual there somewhere.

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The Love Berger strikes again!

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    How long do I have to wait till I can call Chuck a dolt again, Lovemeister?

  63. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    A week from Tuesday!

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Harsh.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of the best looking women in the world happens to be a lifelong Niners fan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eG0ab_Fbbs&feature=related

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After watching the documentary about Eddie D he truly does belong in Canton.
    The players all expressed their love for him and he was the right owner at the right time to make 5
    Super Bowl victories happen.
    He told Policy to fire Bill Walsh 7 times.
    I believe this documentary is a great testimonial and will get him into the Hall of Fame because
    he comes clean admits he did something wrong and his contrition will be rewarded IMHO.

  67. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    RTF, all I’m saying about Joe is had had an awful day that day back in ’81, til it came down to crunch time. As did the rest of the offense. The Niners should have won that game by 3 TDs, but they turned the ball over 6 times and were forced to come back in the end. 3 picks and 3 fumbles. The Niners outgained Dallas like 400 to 250 yards.
    .
    Eddie D was a great owner, but he was also an egomaniacal idiot. He was the reason Walsh left after his 3rd Super Bowl in ’88. In the playoff loss to Minn the year before, Eddie D ripped Walsh so bad, he nearly walked then. This also happened after the Raider loss the year they won it all. Walsh told the team he almost quit to motivate the team going forward. Aftetr that loss, they won 7 of 8, and won the Super Bowl.
    .
    And, trying to bribe the ex-gov of Louisiana with $400,00 in a suitcase? Brilliant.
    .
    Skeebs, always the little weasel taking your little pot shots. Once everyone else states their opinion. Cute.
    .
    Bullitt, is Moss on the field every play? No. Are the Niners ever in passing situations? Gawd, you try so hard for the ‘gotcha’ shit.

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You were the one who was always picked last for any given sport, right, Skeebs?

  69. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    D.. do.. dol.. aw shucks.

  70. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hyuk.
    .
    Twin engine planes just get you to the scene of the crash faster.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Did you watch the Eddie D documentary or are you just doing your cowboy act and just firing away?
    Remember Eddie was the boss and Walsh worked for him. Eddie was also the only guy in the NFL willing to give Walsh the chance.
    Walsh seemed burnt out and that’s why he quit.
    If Super Bowls are the measure then most assuredly Eddie deserves to be in the HOF.

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I never said Eddie didn’t belong in the Hall of Fame, skippy. Just that he drove Walsh crazy the longer they worked together. Thus hastening Walsh’s exit from the Niners. If Eddie was less of a hot-head, I think they could have worked together a few more years.
    .
    To think Eddie had nothing to to with the burn-out, you are mistaken.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    AS for VD. The problem is he wasn’t targeted once and he is main weapon 1A of the Niner offense. You seem to say it can’t be done because he’s doubled.
    I’m saying there’s ways to defeat double teams and force a defense to pick their poison. Nobody’s playing gotcha here except you.

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, I don’t need to watch the documentary to form my opinions of Eddie DeBertolo. I was there when it all happened. From the alleged rape charge he paid his way out of, to the glory, to the bribery indictment.
    .
    He’s a person just like the rest of us. Warts and all. Your hero-worship is cute and all, but is not based in reality.

  75. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Folks here just have to appreciate a line like: My doc says I might have rectal cancer: likely as a result of all the smoke being blown up my ass!
     
    http://bit.ly/RyWsSm

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    I was there too and this isn’t hero worship just respect for
    someone who added a little to my life.
    You seem to be very jealous of Eddie D to the estreme and boy does it show.

  77. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why wasn’t he targeted? Are you saying Alex never looked for him? Maybe he’s blanketed most all the time.
    .
    He’s averaging 3 catches a game. Methinks defenses are doing all they can to take him out of our passing attack. This SHOULD be opening up other guys, and WR catches are way up compared to last year, so there’s that.
    .
    Our ‘main weapon’ is not getting the chances he was. Gregg Williams was colossally stupid to play him man to man last year in the playoffs, and he paid with his job. Teams are now not letting that happen.
    .
    What are the ways, Bullit? Come on. I have to do everything for you?

  78. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, you’re talking about the Thuds now. No a single engine IIRC. Help me out here RT. The F4s were the twin fast movers of that day. An extra horse to get home after a run up north.
     

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Read my initial post on the subject and there is a suggestion.
    I truly believe because of your oafish behavior you create gotcha moments like a heatseeking missle.

  80. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, et al, I wondered why Vernon got nothing, too. I looked at Vernon on every play vs the Seahawks to see if he was taken away by their D as I thought they probably did. No, they didn’t. The only thing that came close to double coverage was Vernon being handed off through zones from a backer to a safety. And that only a few times. Vernon was blocking on too many pass plays to suit me although not that many. He was open on a bunch of plays, too. He just wasn’t getting the looks. I have no clue as to why except maybe we outsmarted ourselves by trying to predict SEA’s game plan and took Vernon out of the game ourselves.

  81. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’m jealous of Eddie D. Are you really that naive? Typical response from a 14 year old. You are sounding more V-like the more I see your posts.
    .
    Was Eddie D charged with rape? Yes. Was he convicted? No. What really happened? I don’t know. But Eddie paid her off. Does that make me jealous? Right.
    .
    Did Eddie show up in that Louisiana hotel room with a suitcase of money to buy a liquor/gambling license for the hotel he was building? Yes he did. Does that make me jealous? No, but pointing out the reasons why he lost the team makes me a hater? Gawd, you are 12. Grow up, man. You are embarassing.

  82. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, yeah an old prop plane joke. I’m not a pilot, but my dad was (AAF WW II). Trained in Pensacola as a Mustang pilot, but the war ended before he was deployed). He bought a Ryan P-7 after the war and had it for about 15 years.
    .
    Do you get the coaches tape feed, or whatever the extra coverage is called? The few times I did see VD he was blocking or not getting very far off the line. I didn’t see any pass plays where he was open. But then again, I was switching between the Niner game and the Giants game.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing, I went to the air show at Mather, and there was an old guy there with a Fairchild trainer that looked a lot like those old Ryans. My dad worked for Fairchild after the war.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Nobody called you a hater except yourself.
    I had no idea you were the moral compass of the bay area.
    It is also quite obvious you didn’t watch the documentary because you have already formulated opinions.
    FYI Eddie admitted to some of his transgressions on camera to the point of saying he was stupid.
    Go ahead with your head buried in the sand or other places. Your loss.
    As a postscript you can continue
    with your juvenile personal attacks but I’ll just stick with the facts and let you hang yourself as usual.

  85. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Formulated opinions? Hmmmm. Eddie copped a plea to felony larceny. He bought his way out of a rape charge. But he said he’s sorry. All is forgiven. It’s easy to be sorry after you get caught, eh? So admitting guilt is all you need to do to be cleared?
    .
    Gee, I think most of the guys in prison are sorry for what they did. They deserve to be honored for their stoicism in facing the troubles they do, I suppose.
    .
    Just like Willie Horton!

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    So if you didn’t watch the game why do you insist VD was doubled?
    OOPS!

  87. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, yeah I get the rewind NFL puts out. Last year they had the coaches film only on selected plays. This year they have the all-22 overhead and the end zone view on the entire game. It’s the only way to see what the defense is doing and it’s great for isolating players. They also have a condensed version of all the games. Just the plays, no ads, no timeouts, takes about 30 minutes to watch a game. Great for all those other games. Well worth the cost IMO.

  88. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Jimmy Swagart was sorry, too. “I Have Sinned…”
     
    I saw that skag. You sure as Hell did, Jimmy. WTF is wrong wit youse?
     
    Eddie D was a man. He did a lot of good. He did a lot of wtf were you thinking?
     
    Absolutely no question that Eddie made a brilliant move in hiring Walsh – but I would not say that no one else wanted him. He almost got the LA job in ’78 and was on a lot of short lists by ’79. Eddie was just smart enough to grab him before anyone else did.
     
    Absolutely no question that he hastened Walsh’s departure. Eddie’s way of dealing with disappointment and adversity was to bully and abuse people.

  89. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Good ‘gotcha,’ Skippy. Uh, wait, I guess Alex isn’t throwing to an open VD if he isn’t doubled. Is it good strategy for your QB to ignore your primary weapon? Sounds pretty dumb to me.
    .
    I’ve seen VD get doubled plenty of times this year, however I don’t see every play.
    .
    This is fun and all, Bullit, but I’m tired of teeaching you about football and life. What will you reconstitute now? Hyuk.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    You’ve hung yourself and even provided the rope. Hyuk

  91. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, Buwwit. Oh, yeah, Reddog. That really hurts.
    .
    At least my opinions aren’t formed by PFT or BSPN. Or the latest video.

  92. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And yes, I am well hung. Thanks for noticing.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Very true you don’t use credible websites for your info because they contain facts not lies.
    Your BS comes straight from the source and you don’t eevn let it hit the toilet because you’re too lazy to flush.
    Bottom line you bait people into arguments that you have no knowledge of which is so pathetic.

  94. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    *chirp chirp chirp*

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t need websites to formulate opinions. You, on the other hand, can’t think oustide what you read. So Eddie is innocent? No. you are clouded by hero worship. SOP for a 14 year old.
    .
    Carry on, skippy.

  96. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Per SI: Most overrated player in the NFL, as voted by 180 active players: Tim Tebow.
     
    Number Two: Mark Sanchez.
     
    LOL. Go Jets. And take the Mets with you.

  97. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    How could Sanchez be overrated when everyone thinks he stinks?

  98. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Tebow is the most underrated overrated player in the league!

  99. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, two of Montana’s picks that day were on deep throws, before BWO figured out that wasn’t his strenght.
    There was also a bogus PI call on Ronnie when the Niners were on the verge of taking total control of the game. It was a 7 point gimme on one play.
    There was also a fumble at midfield when the Niners were about to take control back.
    The Cowpatties had an awesome defense against the pass.
    You will never convince me that Joe Cool didn’t have a championship day.

  100. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, I missed your exchange about the sky. Were these the puppies you were writing about?
    http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/Thuds-the-Ridge-and-100-Missions-North.html

  101. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, everyone knows he stinks, but he plays in NY. The whole effing city is overrated.

  102. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    There ya go, Rufus.
     
    Great account. Thanks for posting it.

  103. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    1-0

  104. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The cricket tournament? Ahead by a wicket?
     
    Or is there some other sporting event emptying the bleachers at the old bloggers home?

  105. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bumgarner pitched a hell of a game tonight. Seven innings, no runs, two hits.

    And Pence, suffering through a lost year, battles through a long at-bat to get the sacrifice fly for the insurance run. The bullpen just needs to bring it home now. Three outs to go.

  106. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    One more out.

  107. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    1 more. Humm Baby

  108. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Two down. Two to go.

  109. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    WOOOHOOO

  110. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I always wanted to die in Terri Garr’s arms. But a Double Year Championship will do well for that last heart attack.

  111. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Superb defense and superb pitching. The Tigers never saw that all year in the AL, and don’t know what hit them.
    They’ll be a different team at home. But it won’t be nearly enough.
    Dennis, what’re the parlay odds for the sweep now?

  112. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    SOB, NoFear. An Air Force officer shot in a secured area on base tonight in ABQ. He lives.
    No matter how many trillions you pour into the problem, simple solutions are always the best.
    Better pay, better working conditions, MUCH MORE money for the VA.
    The morale at that base must be 0. It’s in the scheist part of town.

  113. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I guess only a couple of us watched this game. For you Blogperts, the Giants are 2-0 and going to Detroit.
    Roger and out.

  114. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, I didn’t explain myself correctly. Kirkland Air Force Base is a pit in the armpit of New Mexico. Just across the fence are all the drugs an officer wants. Only second-rate officers from Colorado Springs gets stationed there in the first place.
    $684 million dollars per F-35 and there are going to be 2000+ of them. And there are carrier based F-35s, ground support F-35s, naval strike F-35s, there are so many of them nobody can keep track of them.
    But you can infiltrate Kirkland with a little meth. That’s what really, really pisses me off.
    How much security could that F-22 provide us?

  115. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus T, I’m not familiar with the specifics of the new fighter. It’s apparently a multi-service upgrade so I don’t have a particular beef.
     
    I’m in favor of equipping our military with the latest and greatest as long as there is a legimate need and not just some politicians’ pork and the contracts and sub-contracts stay at home.
     
    Even without purchases like that the money not spent doesn’t necessarily get spent where you’d like to see it. As in a trade off for more force protection or better trained security.
     
    I guess they’re not building any of those 75 year serviceable air platforms like the C-130s anymore. But they’re not fighters and we do own the air space day and night and I’d like to keep it that way. How long have those F-15s been around now?
     
    Truly too bad about the security officer getting himself shot. As much as I hate to react to first accounts in the funny papers it sounds like he had a lapse of situational awareness. I hope he’s had better training.
     
    Unfortunately most military installations attract that atmosphere. And a good percentage of those stationed there live off post/base anyway. Unless the facilities are run down I’m not sure what would change with more money. We, in the Army, always gave the Air Force crap because they had the cushy living conditions and really good food.

  116. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, the speed of sound is approx 720 miles per hour. The Thud could go Mach 2 for a little while.
    We’ve got stuff that goes Mach 5 now. That’s fast, the Chinese and the Russians know it and fear it.

  117. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Phantom pilots learned the technique against the Russian Foxbats.
    One shot, and run. Ten miles and turn around and shoot again.
    Then run again.
    Nothing is that fast.

  118. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    RT, no one needs to penetrate any AFB. This is 2012. A man with a keyboard can steal a billion times more than any man with a gun. I’ve heard one estimate at intellectual capital lost to Chinese hackers since 2000 at about 2 TRILLION dollars. One thing compromised – and no, no one in DC likes to talk about this – was Lockheed-Martin and ALL their subcontractors. Modern war fighting systems are as much about computer code and avionics as the platform itself. Why is the F-35 budget ballooning? One reason is, we are having to completely rewrite large amounts of code dealing with electronic warfare and such, because our mail was being read. One measure of how bad it is: Lockheed-Martin and company held highly secure videoconference briefings at each phase of development. Highly technical details were discussed, as well as solutions to problems that arose. It was very educational, to the Chinese military hackers who virtually ‘sat in’, watching and listening to the whole thing, for an extended period before their intrusions were detected. Now, just coincidentally of course, the PRC has revealed not one but TWO stealth fighter project designs this year. The first, the J-20, is a large Air Superiority bird that resembles the F-22 a little. The second, the J-31, is twin-engined, but otherwise looks a hell of a lot like the F-35. The People’s Republic should send a flower arrangement at least, to their America Research and Design Bureau. Meanwhile, both American political parties are thrilled to continue providing the PRC with capital by buying their cheap and even prisoner labor-made products. Globalization, whoopee…

  119. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
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
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
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
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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