Morning After Pill

Seattle proved Sunday night that they have the loudest bunch of drunks in the world. Their football team, however, has yet to prove they are even a .500 club away from home. They weren’t last year, going 3-5 on the road. Until they prove they can win ANYWHERE, they’re just a so-so team propped up by noise. They lost all three division road games last year. Puleeze.

This might explain why 49er HC Jim Harbaugh put a vanilla game plan in action Sunday night. His entire focus was on making sure his QB got out of the game uninjured. Frank Gore played the whole game, but was used almost exclusively as an extra blocker in pass protection. Harbaugh conceded the game, preferring to whip the Seattle frauds in December when those poor little boys come to Candlestick over-confident and ripe for a beat down.

So, throwing out Sunday’s game, because it will be atoned for later in the year, and what do we have? The Seahawks squeezing by the Panthers (snicker, snicker) and the 49ers rolling over Green Bay (hubba, hubba).

There is one adjustment this week that the team should consider: tell Colin Kaepernick that Kyle Williams is getting open pretty much on a regular basis, and open deep. In fact, he might be our best WR right now. It behooves Mr. K to start looking for Mr. W and not fixating on Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis. Just a humble suggestion Mr. H.

As reported Tuesday, the 49ers put NT Ian Williams on season ending IR, then signed FB Owen Marecic. The team now has a league leading 3 FBs on the roster and only 1 NT. Is there another shoe that might be dropping this week? Or soon? Maybe it’s this 8th Bloody Mary, but the picture seems a little fuzzy.

FS Eric Reid is not showing any concussion symptoms, which is quite good considering Andrew Luck is coming to town this weekend. Vernon’s tender hammy is apparently no big deal. And Ray McDonald does not have a high ankle sprain. We’re awash in positive news.

Demarcus Dobbs is now the main backup D-lineman and has a chance to show us he belongs, before Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial come off the PUP list and join the roster after the BYE week. Go Dobbsie!

I think I’m feeling better now. Still, another Bloody Mary won’t hurt. Right?

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52 comments on “Morning After Pill
  1. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanx Skeebs….I actually feel better now

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The big injury ? is Vernon Davis.
    Since Harbaugh is usually tight lipped we’ll know by how much VD participates in practice today.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of this week’s major storylines is the return of Andrew Luck to the Bay Area to face his former head coach and OC
    as well as the DC when he was at Stanford.
    Last week Luck threw only one TD pass but had over 300 yds against Miami. Looking at the box score what really jumps out in contrast to the Niner/Seahag game is 3 penalties were called in that game for 13 yards and all 3 were on the Colts. The Fins were not flagged once.
    When have you seen only 3 penalties called in an entire game and one team not getting flagged at all? That officiating crew let the teams play.

  4. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers – This post of yours is wrong. Harbaugh didn’t have any such plan to protect Kaep. If he did, he’d never run Kaep on a read option against Seattle linebackers at home in a place where you can’t hear. That wasn’t Harbaugh’s motivation. You’re grabbing at straws trying to make people feel better. The reality is, Jim Harbaugh lost the Super Bowl and his Niners have scored a total of 16 pts in Seattle over their last two games. Pete Carroll has laid the smack down on the 49ers and the Seahawks would have gone to the Super Bowl, not the 49ers, if Seattle had home field advantage. The Falcons had home field advantage, but they’ve had their qb at the helm for years, and Seattle just started Russell Wilson last season. There’s your difference. That’s how you win on the road – with a starting qb who’s been the starter for a while. The Seahawks are starting to have that… plus they have the confidence after just kicking our teeth in. In addition, every power poll has Seattle ranked number one. That might be enough for Seattle to get home field advantage through out the playoffs, and if they get that, they’re going to the Super Bowl. Bank on it.
    .
    It’s all well and good to try and make everyone feel better but the reality is that Jim Harbaugh’s offensive scheme needs an overhaul and it might take Jim, Eric and Greg a few weeks or even months to realize this. By the time they shelve Frank Gore, Seattle might have home field advantage throughout the playoffs in hand. If Seattle gets home field advantage throughout the playoffs, they’re going to the Super Bowl.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They need to simplify this shit. It pisses me off no end that all the plays are snapped with <4 seconds left on the play clock. This gives the defense time to adjust to what we look like, and we never set the pace. It's too plodding.
    .
    Up-tempo plays, and quick hitters must be incorporated into the game plan. Plus the dreaded check-downs need to reappear. Or a goddamned screen play. How about a fricking slant? This slow-developing shit irks me to no end.
    .
    Say it all you want, Spitty, but Harbaugh isn't going for any sea-change any time soon. If he loses 4 in a row, there might be some change.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And, yeah, the idea that Jimbo saved his shit for later in the year is not gonna fly.
    .
    My take is these guys came out unprepared mainly for the fact that they played so little together in the preseason.

  7. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    If Harbaugh doesn’t make those “sea changes” fast, Seattle will get home field advantage and they’ll go to the Super Bowl because of their 12th man. Russell Wilson has a year under his belt as the starter and that will help Seattle on the road. And who’s going to stop Seattle in the Super Bowl from the AFC? The Broncos? They just lost Ryan Clady for the year. The winner of the Super Bowl comes out of the NFC, and Seattle getting home field advantage throughout the playoffs is a lot like Iran getting nuclear technology. The only sanctions Jim Schembeckler can impose upon Seattle is to change his offensive scheme.
    .
    Look at it this way – Last year we scored 13 points against Seattle in our house. Just 13. Seattle scored 6 but it was only Russell Wilson’s 7 game in the NFL and last year’s 49er defense was much, much better than this year’s defense. So, what does Jim Harbaugh need to change to get the edge on Seattle because if he changes nothing Seattle will beat the 49ers in Candlestick this year, and that alone probably will be enough to give Seattle the division and maybe even home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
    .
    There are times to avoid knee jerk reactions and times to stick your nose in the wind and realize big changes need to happen. Right now calls for big offensive changes.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty seems to be missing the point which is per usual.
    No matter how great a game plan is, the QB still needs to execute it.
    Kap had a lousy game. It happens.
    When Montana had a crap game did you blame it on Walsh?
    Again I just think you enjoy scapegoating and whining.
    Nobody thought the Niners would go undefeated except clueless Spitty. Now he’s ranting and raving cuz they lost 1 game.
    Kap said this to ESPN
    “It’s pretty simple. Colin Kaepernick probably had his worst performance of his 12-game NFL starting career in a 29-3 loss at Seattle on Sunday. He couldn’t get anything going against the Seahawks’ defense. Kaepernick threw for 127 yards and committed four turnovers; his quarterback rating was 14.0, the lowest of his career. Kaepernick said the 49ers will have no chance to win if he plays that way in the future.”
    When your team commits 5 turnovers they will lose that game 98% of the time.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    MGM has the Niners as 10 point favorites and Caesars is at +10.5
    for the Niners.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That doesn’t mean Spitty’s wrong, Bullit. The game plan wasn’t great. It was slow-developing plays that were attacked by a strong pass rush coupled with tight coverage. Kappy had little time to throw because the WRs hadn’t made their breaks. By the time they did, Kappy was on the run. He had a bad day because he was not put in a position to succeed. The few times Kappy had an open WR to throw to, he missed.
    .
    The biggest problem to me was the lack of adjustments by Roman and Harbaugh. Everyone talks about the lack of execution but no one is saying anything about the lousy game plan. From the team, I mean.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve said the game plan was lousy. I agree the plays took too long to develop. In that noise the D-line gets off as quick, if not quicker, than the O-line. We had no adjustments for that.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. “Browns RB Trent Richardson traded to Indy for Colts’ first-round pick.”

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers’ O-line had a horrible game, and Mike Iupati stepped up to take his share of the blame: http://www.thereporter.com/sports/ci_24119895/49ers-iupati-expects-more-himself-and-team-after?source=rss
     
    As for Kap, yep, he had a sucky game – but he was still, by far, the most productive player we had on the field. EVERYONE ELSE SUCKED EVEN MORE. Damning with faint praise, but there it is.

  14. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    From Iupati: “Exactly, that’s why I’m surprised,” Iupati said Tuesday. “I’m like, ‘Why did that happen?’ ”

    The film room provided answers: “I was too high. I didn’t punch. I wasn’t on my game.”

    Neither were his teammates. The 49ers’ power run game vanished, as Frank Gore had only 16 yards on nine carries. The pass protection frequently broke down, the receivers rarely broke free and quarterback Colin Kaepernick passed for 127 yards with three interceptions and a lost fumble.

    Two snaps after that play against Bryant — where Kaepernick escaped pressure and found Bruce Miller for a 17-yard completion — Iupati then committed a false-start penalty.

    “The 12th Man’s no joke,” Iupati said of Seattle’s crowd that set a Guinness World Record for loudest stadium roar.

    “And, honestly, I played (crappy),” Iupati continued. “We have a great group of offensive linemen. Offense takes 11 guys doing their job, and if one doesn’t … It’s a lesson learned.”

  15. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I think all these players stepping up and saying they didn’t play well is an attempt by the players to take heat off Jim Harbaugh. Jim Harbaugh said it himself – “We didn’t put players in a position to succeed.” That’s the way I see it. This isn’t on Iupati or Gore or Anthony Davis. You have a clever scheme and the D is on its heals. Jim Harbaugh brought his D- game to Seattle, and he had all off season to prepare.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood

    You should stop thinking.

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Again, Spitty, they had a bad day. Chalk it up and move on. When/if they ave to play in the shit-hole again, they’d better come up with some new schemes. As it is for the rest of the league, they’ll continue to do what they are doing. You don’t remodel the entire scheme due to one game. No matter how bad it was.
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    Louder than (love) loud, and a drenching rain did them no favors. Move along until they get to the point where they have to play there again this year. If so, well, they need to figure some shit out.
    .
    Look at what they did on the road. They almost lost to a dogshit Carolina team. They are no great shakes without that crowd/weather.

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They being Seattle.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    The Browns did today what you are suggesting the Niners do, PANIC.
    They’re going to start their 3rd string QB Hoyer over 2nd stringer Jason Campbell.
    They traded away Richardson even though last year they moved up in the draft to get him.
    This is the Chikin Little, the sky is falling way to run a football team that you are advocating.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahags are trying to do a psych job similar to Lambeau Field, Arrowhead and the Superdome.
    Trying to get into visitor’s heads that it’s impossible to win there.
    We’ve exploded the myths that the Niners couldn’t win at Lambeau and at the Superdome.
    Since we have to play in Seattle every year we might just well as destroy the 12 man myth too.
    The championship Niner teams used to embrace the away games beating their opponents in a hostile environment.
    Next time have a better plan of attack and kick their ass. Oline opens up holes, RBs run through them. It’s that simple.

  21. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    ~ Jim Harbaugh: The only guy on the field who can keep Colin Kaepernick under 200 yards passing. ~

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Aggressive move by the Colts on Richardson. They’ve got all the offense they need now. My question is whether they have the defense as well.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    Thanks again.
    Unlike fantasy football in the NFL they don’t give points for yardage.
    I’ll take 130 yds and 3 TDs any day.
    Proof again Spitty hasn’t a clue
    about the game of football.
    FYI Kap’s 4 turnovers were crippling and hard to overcome.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent detailed analysis on the Niner flawed game plan.
    I’m starting to look forward to this every week.
    For what it’s worth
    http://www.ballsdeepsportsblog.com/?p=1730

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s looking like Cleveland is setting themselves up for a QB in May.
    They realize Luck is already taking a beating and without a RB to relieve the heat, Luck may be running for his life.
    Tank for Teddy?

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    They=Indy of course.

  27. robNo Gravatar says:

    ok you chicken littles , i’ll say this again …

    no need to panic here guys . seattle is one of the five or maybe three best teams in the league ! when the schedule came out I worried about us having to play this game so early in the season ! we have to work to eliminate the miscues and dumb penalties ! you can’t go into seattle and play sloppy and expect a good result !

    another thing to consider is the fact that we are missing our #1 WR and our #3 WR ! we also had to try and come from behind there without our big weapon Vernon davis who sat out most of the 2nd half ! I mean look at new England ,they can barely beat the jets without amendola and gronkowski ! how do you think they would have fared in seattle against the fired up seahawks !

  28. robNo Gravatar says:

    as for the fullback we just signed …

    he is looked at as a special teams player .

    I wouldn’t be surprised however if we didn’t throw him a few passes out of the backfield just to see whet he can do ! he couldn’t be any worse at it than bruce miller imo !

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, Rob, it could be worse. Marecic was targeted 4 times last year and dropped all 4. Bruce has only dropped 1 out of 5.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Ken Norton
    He’s been ill since suffering
    a series of strokes
    RIP to the man that broke “The Greatest’s” jaw.
    He was 70.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the Browns are cleaning house (yet again?) and conducting a fire sale I would trade our #2 rd and #4 rd picks for C Alex Mack.
    He’s a UFA next year so the trade would have to be contingent on him signing a long term contract.
    Might be wishful thinking but he would be the solution at center for the rest of this decade.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Barrows observed Crabtree
    high stepping through the rope ladder drill yesterday which indicates Crabtree is on track to return in Nov

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- So you are telling us you don’t like Kilgore or Snyder?

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger
    Goodwin is not playing all that well and it seems he’s been going downhill since the start of last year.
    If Kilgore couldn’t beat him out in preseason (like McDermott beat out Jennings) that doesn’t say much for Kilgore.
    I just see an opportunity to get a quality Center.
    Just speculation and wishful thinking for the most part. The Browns aren’t that stupid or are they?

  35. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Snyder is not a long term solution. He is a journeyman, pure and simple. Kilgore could still develop into a solid starter but is hardly a can’t-miss guy. I do not think Mack would be available at that price, however. I do think we might have to address that position in this off-season (although it is not as high a priority as our secondary, finding a long term NT, and perhaps taking another crack at a WR).

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Browns yet again need a QB. They shoulda grabbed Alex when they had the chance. Coulda got a 1 and 2 . . . HAH!

  37. robNo Gravatar says:

    my thought is that we night take the best C in the draft with #1 pick !

  38. robNo Gravatar says:

    bryan stork from fsu

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    LaMichael James is back at practice.

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Was he hurt?

  41. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I think we have to seriously think about taking a CB in round one. The guys we have are not good and not getting any better. In two and three, I’d look at NT, C, and WR. That’s my thinking as of this September… by next May things may well look different.

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You sound grumpy!

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I see spitty went back to the Merc . . . He’s being ridiculed there as well.

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Del watches Alex Smith play tonight does he get a Klondike bar?

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    AJ Jenkins just caught his first NFL pass! A 6 yarder. Look out world!

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Chefs also have Chad Hall who had a pass thrown to him in the end zone, incomplete.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del must be drinking heavy right now! Meanwhile, I’m smelling a 2nd round pick. We should have got more for Smith. KC fleeced us.

  48. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    5 more KC wins to a second round pick for us.

  49. robNo Gravatar says:

    yes 3-0 go chiefs go alex

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9: @ Vikings, 10:00 am Sun.
9-16: vs. Lions, 1:25 pm, Sun.
9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2017 Prognostications
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 6-10
Bullit: 5-11
Mr Fletch: 5-11
RTFirefly: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
Winder: 4-12

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