Half Time Adjustments

The Carolina Panthers are seeing the news coming out of their next opponent’s HQ, which would be our own 49ers, and asking themselves WTF?! At a point in the season where most teams are coping with players lost to injury, the 49ers are reaching into their talent pool and adding to their roster an all pro pass rusher (Aldon Smith), a good young CB (Eric Wright), a slippery and productive WR (Mario Manningham), and a 2nd round draft pick DT with the ominous name of “Tank” (Tank Carradine).

As for the Panthers, they’ve lost three right guards on the year and will be using a converted D-lineman (Nate Chandler) as their RG, with another converted D-lineman (Sione Fua) as his backup. Color them green with envy at the 49ers depth chart.

Aldon returned from his rehab trip, but his buckwheat hairdo didn’t arrive with him. He’s now sporting the serious young businessman look, which we hope is an indicator of his new mental outlook and not simply a fashion makeover. RG Alex Boone dealt with his alcohol issue and we hope Aldon can do the same.

The Panthers have won four in a row over behemoths such as the Vikings, Buccaneers, Rams, and Falcons. If they want to be taken seriously this year, a good showing against the 49ers would certainly wake people up. And if not the Niners, maybe the Patriots, who are next on their schedule. Even if they lose both of these games, a 10-6 record this year is eminently possible, and with it a probable berth in the playoffs.

The Falcons lost their two best WRs and promptly died on the tracks at 2-6. The 49ers played their first 8 games without their two best WRs and went 6-2. Some teams’ excellence is far more delicate than others.

The Dophins seem to be heading down New Orleans road this week, as the Richie Incognito affair exposes an ugly locker room, apparently encouraged by one or more coaches and revealing a hazing atmosphere gone amok. Not sure yet who or how many will get the scapegoat role for the dysfunctional atmosphere.

What’s with the southeast corner of NFL America, anyway? Jags, Bucs, Falcons, Dophins — one big stink hole. Six total wins from these four clubs, 26 losses, and mayhem all around. For the second time this year, the NFL is sending its investigators to Florida to inspect a franchise. The Feds are also down there on Aaron Hernandez second murder matters. The state is beginning to resemble a plot on Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle.




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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs

    Excellent point about Alex Boone. I had forgotten that he also had alcohol problems and has seemed to conquer them.
    Niner FO might be wise to ask Boone to mentor Aldon because of his experiences.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gee do you think the folks up in Washington state dislike the Niners and root against them?
    ESPN Poll on Panthers vs Niners
    http://i.imgur.com/Xn2LHTF.png

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL was also in Tampa this year to investigate the multiple staph infections going on around their facility.

  4. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Every game is important now in the division race. We HAVE to beat Seattle at home, and we have to win almost every other game. If the Seahawks stumble once along the way, besides at SF, then we can lose just ONE (likely NO) and still beat them in tie breaker, potentially. And even that is far from guaranteed. We need to treat every game from here on out as almost a playoff game.

  5. robNo Gravatar says:

    nice one SKEEBS ! atlanta fell apart when they lost two key players on offense ! we’re 6-2 !!!

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If you break down the word panthers as if it were being said in Mexico, the secret is to talk backwards. Example: The green house in Spanish is the house green, el casa verde. If you say panthers backwards it is her pants! So does that mean that anybody watching in Mexico might be thinking the team we are playing wears women’s underwear?

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The one thing beyond dispute in the Dolphins matter: Incognito is one extremely ugly dude.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All the Dolphins ills can be laid at the feet of their GM Jeff Ireland

    First
    “Three years ago, the 49ers and Dolphins were both in serious talks with Harbaugh, who was then the head coach at Stanford. Harbaugh eventually chose San Francisco and took the 49ers to the NFC title game and now a Super Bowl in his first two seasons. Meanwhile, the Dolphins are 13-19 the past two seasons and missed the playoffs both times.

    The Dolphins didn’t take the best approach with their pursuit. Miami caused a major stir in NFL circles when Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and general manager Jeff Ireland courted Harbaugh while Tony Sparano was still under contract as the Dolphins’ head coach. Essentially, Sparano only had the job if Harbaugh declined. When Harbaugh spurned Miami, many felt the Dolphins got what they deserved.”

    Second
    “It isn’t out of the ordinary for NFL teams to sit town with perspective draft picks to get to know them better. But for the Miami Dolphins‘ GM Jeff Ireland, he went a little too far with his questions. Prior to the draft, Ireland sat down with Dez Bryant, a wide receiver out of Oklahoma State, and began asking very personal questions about his mother. Ireland asked Bryant whether his mother was a prostitute and whether she was still doing drugs. Excuse me?”

    Now this Incognito mess where the GM told Martin to punch him out as a response. Sounds like Ireland watches too much WWE
    and thinks ths NFL is pro wrestling.

    Can’t get rid of the owner so that leaves the GM has the axis of the problem.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    From a management perspective, hazing should not be tolerated ever, at any level. Buying donuts and carrying pads doesn’t bother me but where does the line get drawn? Thirty thousand dollar meals and telling a team mate he’s going to hit your real mother is obviously crossing the line. IMO, the only thing management can do is not allow any of it so they never have to find out who crossed the line.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I want to ask you a serious societal question. I don’t have a big problem with incognito using the ‘N’ word. Having said that, I don’t use it and find it offensive but when I hear blacks using the word to call out other blacks it becomes a mockery. IOW, it’s OK as long as white people don’t use it. I respect your opinions and would like to know your take on what I just wrote.

    What I do have a problem with Icognito is telling Martin he wants to shit in his mouth and that he is going to hit his real mother. Except for the media and political correctness standards, calling Martin the ‘N’ word seems tame, albeit still unacceptable.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    The whole Incognito thing blew up because he made it personal.
    He pissed some people off and that was the easy and obvious way
    to paint him as a bad person.

    Sticks and stones applies here. The words themselves never hurt anybody but often are said recklessly. It’s the context that it’s used in and if it’s said with malice or in a hateful way.
    I believe in giving everyone the benefit of the doubt but sometimes you read stuff on blogs that are very chickenpoop.
    Assumptions are made that everyone that blogs is a white male and a lot of commentary comes from that perspective.

    I’ll just leave it at that.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was hoping for a little more than that. I’ll respect that’s all you want to say.

    Icognito is an ugly human being from everything we’ve heard thru the years. He doesn’t get any benefit of the doubt with me until I hear otherwise. Martin seems to be a bit too thin skinned but that does not absolve Incognoito. There is much more to the story than Incognito but he is the igniter.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    One day we’ll discuss this topic one on one over a beer.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Any time. I would love to meet you.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Stanfoo shutting out the Ducks through 3 quarters. 26-0 with 11 minutes left.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Orygun RB De’Anthony Thomas said they’d drop 40 on Stanford. Not quite. Stanford’s taking a page out of the Harbaugh playbook and grinding this game out. TOP is something like 35:00 to 15:00.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    No national championship for the PAC-12 this year.

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Ducks are making it interesting. A blocked FG and an onsides kick has it at 26-13, Oregon driving.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    26-20. Oregons’s getting closer! Stanford covers the onside kick. Crazy game.

  20. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, an un-named team mate sent this text to Martin. If what Icognito did wasn’t bad enough, this is worse. I do not blame martin for what he did.

    “We are going to run train on your sister. . . . She loves me. I am going to [expletive] her without a condom and [expletive] in her [expletive].”

    Unbelievable.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kyle Williams claims he has no problems getting open and is open but the QB has not spotted him as a target.
    If only this was true as they often show iso shots of the receivers and KW is blanketed and often times gives up rather than work himself open if the intial route is covered.
    The speculation is Manningham will be in for 20 plays and if he catches 2 passes for 30 yards that will far exceed the production of KW.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers announce Terrell Owens will be honorary game captain Sunday to recognize The Catch II in Candlestick’s final season.”

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seriously?

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If AJ Jenkins would have caught a pass that could have been commemorated too!

  25. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like after their football careers are over, many of these Dolphins will go on to become lawyers and politicians. They’re just looking to eff people in the ass.

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hard to believe that with all the wonderful history that’s happened in the stick that we will have to endure that “F” face Owens. He was a gifted player but he was also a traitor and a disease. I think Jed is making a mistakwe.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Historically you tolerate things to a certain degree especially when it helps you win.
    Deion Sanders is a complete douchebag and played that one year and had a big part in the Niner Super Bowl success that year.
    Without Sanders the Niners might still be looking for a fifth ring.
    TO was OK until that Dallas Cowboy game when he became insufferable and full of himself. There is no denying the 81 TDs he scored for the Niners which is 20 TDs more than Frank Gore has scored. TO helped the Niners win a lot of games.
    I’m OK with what they’re doing Sunday because it’s a one shot deal and does commemorate the catch 2. I don’t think he’ll get his number retired or make it into the Niner HOF

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Paul Hofer is easily in my top five Niners of all time.
    He is “Mr Roaring Back”.
    Fantastic article about him in yesterday’s SF Gate
    http://blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/2013/11/07/a-tribute-to-paul-hofer-candlestick-parks-working-class-hero/#17688101=0

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jed and the Niners are honoring what they deem as the 10 Greatest Moments in Niner History at the Stick.
    There is no denying that TO was part of that history.
    Watching the video he made the catch in the middle of 4 Packers with time expiring on the game clock because the play started with 8 seconds left in the game.
    http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Terrell-Owens-Named-Honorary-Game-Captain/f3a4ab7b-98e1-4aca-b73c-b85f4102e957

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny, Bullitt, you were the one chiding Hofer for not putting up any decent numbers in his career here a couple months ago.

    Welcome to the bandwagon. You are about 34 years late.

    There’s also no denying what a dick TO was to the team, the players, and the FO. I suspect he gets his ass booed off.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I was at TO’s 20 catch game against the Bears as well. Since it was Jerry Rice’s last game in SF, Dick Juaron, the Bears coach, didn’t want Jerry catching anything that day, so he doubled him on every play. Rice still caught 6 or 7 balls, but TO, single-covered, was open nearly every pass play. Garcia had a 400 yard day IIRC.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    I don’t recall saying anything negative about Hofer.
    You are mistaken with a faulty memory unless you can prove it.

  33. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I was going over Hofer’s stats again and noticed that Paul was 2nd in 1979 in Y/A with a 5.0 avg. behind only future Niner, Wendell Tyler. Not too shabby.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I hope Phil is OK over there in the Philippines.

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger I’m not sure if I brought him up to you or not but, I like the DT from MN, Ra’Shede Hageman.

    6’6″ 311 and very athletic. Think I’ve read that he was actually a TE at one point.
    Kid is a terror in the middle and, has several blocked kicks to his credit.

    Not sure we’d be looking for another DT in May as a high priority though.
    He is projected to be a late 1 early 2 prospect at this point.

    I’m more inclined to go WR/DB higher but…..you never know what Baalke will consider BPA come Draft Day.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I never complain about drafting D linemen. I do consider a pass rushing OLB (elephant) as a D lineman. So from NT to elephant, we can never stop upgrading. The best way to neutralize a good QB is to stop the run and put him on his back when he tries to pass. See Brady, Tom, 18-0.

  37. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    FY I Bergs, Phil’s OK. The storm was 200 miles north, and the earthquake was 50 miles north.

  38. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Scott Tolzien in at QB for Packers.

  39. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    That entire organization should be fired for having Wallace and Tolzien as their backups. GB deserves every shitty QB play until Rodgers returns. At it will be plentiful.

  40. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    *and* Now I’m beginning to see why the Rams traded up to 8 overall to snag Tavon Austin. Have a day. He was late coming to the party, but at least he showed up. I hope Tavon brought some ice. Never can have too much ice at your party. Especially when it’s a party of 1 on Sunday game days.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Titans lose AT HOME to the JAGS. How mortifying.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Instead of taking that sack Kap needs to check it down to Miller.
    2nd and 7 is better than 2nd and 16.

  43. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You’d think after sitting behind and watching Alex, Kap would have the checkdown down pat.

  44. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Tell me that fairy tale about how our offensive line is the best in the league again.

    At this point, I have to call bullshit on that one.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap has a long ways to go before he can carry the team.
    Kap looked confused out there and didn’t make plays except for the McDonald pass that was stripped.
    Just hope that guys that went out hurt will be able to bounce back next week.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t blame Kap when the slant pattern was being given to us all game and used it once. I really want Roman gone. This might be the worst play calling I ever saw, including Jimmy Raye.

    I we hit a couple of slant the LBs would have to drop into that area and honor that. If the Safeties come up to stop the slant the deep pass opens up. Because we did not force them to adjust we became easy to defense. The QB had nowhere to throw. On the last play we had 2 WRs running next to each other. Kap could have thrown short on that play but 49er fans heads explode when we throw short.

  47. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, you keep saying you want Roman gone, but like I’ve always said…the OC is just an extension of what the HC wants deals out on a weekly basis.

    You want the tail to stop wagging? Cut off the head.

  48. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Better yet, sign a QB who needs neither a tail nor a head to run the offense. Which reminds me…Did we sign Peyton Manning yet?

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Question, would you guys rather have Greg Roman or Mike Johnson as our OC? I vote for Johnson.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Tim Tebow would be the perfect QB for our style of offensive football. Maybe we make Frank Gore the QB?

  51. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The Saints game is now pretty much a ‘must-win’… or else we could be three games behind the Seahawks. Barring a complete Seattle collapse, probably from an injury to Wilson or Lynch, we’d be pretty much out of it for the division.

  52. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I was still very young at the time, but I remember when QBs like Bradshaw and Bert Jones were allowed to call their own plays. Did that really have to change? The QB is, or at least he should be, The Lord thy God on each and every team. The QB controls everyone and everything. And the other 10 players and coaches are his minions and disciples. The QB touches the ball on every snap. The QB has the most influence on the outcome of every single play and every given game. The QB is the MOST important person to a franchise. The OC, HC and even the owner is all ancillary in the grand scheme of the support mechanism.

    I’ve made this comparison many a times before…the QB is the horse in the race. The OC and HC are the jockey and trainer. The horse counts for 90%, and the jockey and trainer get 5% each…at best.

    I’ll take Peyton Manning, Greg Roman and Mike Singletary. You can have Alex Smith, Mike Shanahan and Bill Walsh. Your trio will probably cross the wire first in the 9th race. Too bad we all started in the 8th 😛

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Are you guys playing close attention to this #SNF game?
    Chances are we’ll be playing the Cowboys in the WC game.
    Chances Are?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEH3uqbpsm8

    Moms told me that I was conceived while this song was playing in 1965. “Chances Are” Moms would have been better off being on birth control at the time. 😀

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Thanks for the update on Phil.

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- You are living in a fantasy world. Payton is in Denver. Changing the OC is something we can do now. I doubt we would do that but we had hot reads readily available today and did not use them. Kap is in his 3rd season, this is not the time in his career he has the collateral to change the offense at the LOS. A good coach would have shown the available hot reads to his QB and receivers by now. I am giving up hope quickly that Roman is interested in putting much time into a quality passing attack.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    Romo has 20yds total passing at halftime.
    You only talk about Tony when he’s doing well.
    Peyton is getting a MRI tomorrow for his knee.
    The Chefs have the opportunity to literally knock Denver out by knocking out Manning.
    In the last 3 weeks Manning has been taking quite a bit of punishment and next week he faces the NFL sack leaders.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This game showed just how porous the interior of our line can be at times.
    I’m already thinking about the future if Iupati bolts via FA.
    Move Anthony to the LG position and I’ll assume Kilgore to be the heir apparent to Goodwin.

    Can Marquardt play RT?
    Time will tell.

    For now, the OL gets the collar.
    We were grinding out yards with Frank and taking our share of yards.
    Once Kendall lost the pigskin, we seemed to abandon the whole running attack.

    Injuries didn’t help of course so, I question the need to stop grinding on them with the ground game.

    Our passing attack can’t work when the down and distance dictates the need to pass.
    That’s when the OLine was completely humiliated.
    Chalk it up to BYE Week rust perhaps.
    We’re now playing for a Wild Card Slot.

    I also felt the OLine was somewhat cursed from the start, when FOX put the graphic up at the start of the game.
    Anthony Davis was replaced with Anthony Dixon.
    I think that set the wrong tone. 😉

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I think Manning is having an MRI on his ankle.
    Either way, his age is showing and, the weather hasn’t turned frosty yet.

    Maybe the best situation for us looking ahead is to have Detroit and Dallas win their respective Divisions?
    2 Dome Teams that don’t exactly scare anyone.

    I didn’t look past Carolina today for one simple reason.
    A strong running game and a good solid front.
    If we can’t throw our way out of these types of games, we’re doomed to survive.

    OLine and WRs need to find some stability, and quick.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Common denominator between this loss and the Colt loss is
    they stopped feeding Gore the ball.
    Gore had 12 carries in the first half and only 4 in the second half.
    Gore averaged 5.1 yds a carry but for some inexplicable reason
    they decided to get pass happy and we know well that worked.
    Dumb, dumb coaching.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The outcome of today’s game hinged on 3 plays the Niners didn’t make.
    The VD play that if he catches the pass and turns it upfield
    breaking the tackle he probably scores and he doesn’t get hurt.
    Bowman having the sure INT bounce off his hands and into the Panthers receiver’s prolonging their TD drive by giving Carolina a first down.
    Vance McDonald almost catching the seam pass but getting stripped by Kuechely.
    In a close game any of these plays would’ve tilted the outcome.
    Unfortunately it’s just wishful thinking.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I just heard Manning had a leg injury. Better the ankle than the knee.

  62. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Niner offense had what, 9 plays in the 2nd half? Field position was a problem, but the inept/nonexistent passing game is still a big concern. As is the pass protection.

  63. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- You might be correct about the running game but any semblance of a passing game wins today. There is no excuse to have such a meager game plan in the passing game.

  64. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We need better reporters. They ask questions like they are afraid of being black listed. We should get a couple from NY and Philly so they will question the putrid game plan and get RoBaugh to tell us why the game plan seems so bad. They should follow up and ask RoBaugh if they feel it is the play calling or the players.

  65. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Why are most of you guys, Bullit, Berger and NJ in particular. Why are you still trying to poke holes in Peyton Manning’s health and accomplishments? Peyton has been the best PLAYER, let alone QB in the NFL for going on these two years since his return. And it’s not even close for second. But all I have heard for two years and then some was, “We’re better off with Alex Smith.”

    JESUS H. MOTHEREFFING CHRIST ALMIGHTY.

    For the love of Christ. Please! Do you, your family, and everyone else you know, have known, and hope to meet in the near future a favor — have everyone sit down. Relax. Now ask yourself the question once again. Would I rather have Alex Smith or Peyton Manning quarterback my team?

    Merry Christmas.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We didn’t move the sticks today.
    Our 3rd Down conversion ratio sucked sack.

    Not too many plays would’ve worked when Kaep was constantly getting flushed or pummeled everytime he set up to throw.

    Horrible game from the OLine today.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Del Peyton is an aging star. I mean no disrespect to him at all.
    No holes being poked.
    I’m just suggesting that he’s starting to succumb to Father Time.

    He’s earned my respect for his accomplishments.
    But, to put him in the same conversation with Alex is ludicrous.

    Perhaps the only comparison to be made, is that they now play QB in the AFC West.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure where all this Alex/Peyton stuff even came to fruition either?
    I wasn’t sorry to see Alex go, as it seemed pretty clear that he’d reached his ceiling in SF.

    I also didn’t feel that backing up a Brinks truck full of loot for Peyton made any sense for us either.

    Would I rather have Peyton over Alex?
    No brainer.
    That is only a short term, high risk endeavor however with MAJOR Cap implications if he doesn’t beat Father Time to the SB.

    I’m perfectly happy to watch Harbaugh groom Kaep.
    The future is brighter with a young QB of Kaeps’ abilities IMO.
    Not to mention, he won’t torch the Salary Cap just yet.

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Roman isn’t so obtuse in the passing game, maybe he is just trying to make sure we don’t have to pay Kappy as much money next year when we have to resign him!

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- What happened to Tony Romo tonight?

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit PFT is reporting right leg above the knee for Manning.
    I’d heard he was having issues with an ankle?

    Either way, he is scheduled for an MRI on some ailment involving the right leg.
    That’s the plant leg too of course.
    Could be a tough one for Denver if it’s impacting his ability to plant and throw.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    Peyton Manning is hurting and having a MRI tomorrow.
    That’s a fact, Jack!
    Don’t shoot the messenger.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Romo threw for more yards than Kaep Berger.
    Ouch.

    But, not by much and, against a much weaker Defense.

    I’ll keep Kaep AND Alex rated higher than Promo.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob Ryan broke one off in Jerruhs backside tonight.
    You know he had this game circled for months.

    The Great and Powerful Master of Dallas Roster took one in the Tookus for throwing Rob under the bus in favor of Kiffin and Co.

    Party On Jerruh.

  75. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of Christmas…it’s looking like Thursday that I and my team of elves will begin to illuminate and decorate our humble little abode here in Pinole.

    Our theme this year is Disney’s, “It’s a Small World.” I’m sure most of you have ridden this “E” ticket ride before. If not? You should have. Take a second and listen to this little ditty.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxvlKp-76io

    Ha-ha! That song’s gonna be ingrained into your noggin until 2014.
    Happy New Year!

  76. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Frankly, without a viable passing game, this team is done. They cannot win simply on Frank’s back. And I’ve had it with Roman. This passing game is awful. Putrid. You cannot have 20-30 pass plays where there’s no passes over 10 yards and no one open. If these guys can’t get open, then get someone else out there. There is no deception to the passing game. Granted, the Niners put themselves into stupid down-and-distance scenarios all day, but they fool no one when they attempt passes. Kappy threw one ball reasonably deep. And that was the well-defended pass to Mickey D. One. Deep. Ball. Why get rid of Alex if you aren’t throwing the ball downfield? The passel was terrible, but once again, the team does nothing to counteract pressure. No quick snaps, ONE slant. In the 4th quarter. I’m beginning to wonder if Kappy isn’t picking things up fast enough. On the throw to VD where he got hurt, Boldin was wide open behind him on a crossing route. Yeah, he doesn’t have a lot of time back there, but he sure doesn’t seem to getting to that 2nd reads much.

    Once again, the team leaned on the defense all day. They played their prevent offense from the middle of the 2nd quarter on.

  77. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, why do you sound so giddy about the possibility of Manning being hurt and him getting an MRI tomorrow? Manning not playing next week would most definitely assure the Broncos of losing to KC. Weren’t you the one who said you wished KC to lose all the rest of their games after they won their first 8 so that would ensure our Niners the best draft pk possible?

    You lie like a mother effing Persian goddamn rug. DO NOT! Insult my intelligence. I once had it like Bullwinkle the Moose. He and I went to the same school. You, Berger, Skeebers, and I’m sure countless other wish to see Alex and KC win every game and hopefully make it to the Super Bowl. But that’s all in the past. I truly struggle to keep pace with you and the rest of all the degenerates. But…but…but…you’re all full of shit.

    I once was lost…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCp5LG_zNE

  78. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Boo hoo, Dennis. How ’bout them cowgirls?

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This about sums it up Bullit –
    From Manning by way of ESPN.com –

    Manning wouldn’t specify what he injured, saying, “Lower body, [I] feel like the injury report is very revealing to the opponent as well as the folks in Vegas, so I guess somewhere in that lower body.”

    So….it’s
    Ankle, leg, somewhere in that lower body.

    Talk about disinformation 101.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder how Roger accepts these types of summations regarding injuries?
    A direct reference to Vegas?

    Say it ain’t so.

  81. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Broncos are currently 8 1/2 pt favorites > KC. That tells you all you need to know regarding Peyton Manning’s availability. Vegas can’t afford to make mistakes when it comes to those matters. If they do, people die. They have ready-made holes in the desert already dug for just such an occasion. If the Broncos are 8 1/2 pt favorites you can bet your bottom dollar it’s not with the intention of Brock Osweiler starting at QB.

    But here’s the really funny thing. If you substituted Brock Osweiler for Alex Smith, the line wouldn’t budge. That tells you all you need to know about one Alexander Douglas Smith.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2019 Schedule
9-8: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25pm
9-15: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10am
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

10-7: vs. Cleveland Browns, 5:15pm
10-13: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05pm
10-20: @ Washington, 10am
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
 
2018 Prognostications
Closest to the Pin:
  Mr Fletch: 7-9

Bakkentom: 8-8
Grumpy: 8-8
Winder: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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