49ers 19, Seahawks 17

I slept pretty good last night. I wasn’t haunted by visions of that evil bastard Pete Carroll grinning and gloating all the way back to Seattle. Instead, he and his team flew home feeling dented. Not nearly so dominant as they imagined they were.

After the game, Carroll channeled Mike Singletary by thanking the 49ers for being a good team and helping his own team get better, just as Singletary said to him after a 2010 season opening loss to the Seahawks.

Hahaha. Balderdash, Petey!

Big mouth Seattle CB Richard Sherman said his team expected to blow out the 49ers, but the refs gave them the game.

Hahaha. Balderdash, Dickie!

The game had little bearing on the season and playoff picture — Seattle will win the NFC West and have top seeding and the 49ers will be a wild card — but it had a whole lot to do with team psyche. The 49ers, especially. And QB Colin Kaepernick in particular. After two straight lopsided losses in Seattle, another loss at home would have pointed toward some roster overhauling, rather than tweaking. And put into play whether Kaepernick had what it takes to compete with his Seattle counterpart Russell Wilson.

Neither QB had a dominant game, but in the end, it was Kaepernick who led the 49ers down the field, burning six minutes off the game clock with an eleven play, 76 yard drive that left Seattle with no time to mount a comeback. Frank Gore’s 51 yard run up the middle keyed the drive, but it was Kaepernick’s eight yard run on third and seven from the Seattle 15 that nailed down the win. At that point, Carroll should have told his team to let the 49ers score and give his own QB nearly two minutes to forge his own game winning drive. Carroll failed to do so and the 49ers burned the clock down to 26 seconds before kicking the game winning chip shot field goal.

In Michael Crabtree’s second game back from his offseason injury, the 49ers accomplished what they had struggled all year to do — beat a team with a winning record. In this case, beat a team considered by most to be the best in the league. Sherman, the loud mouth in denial, insisted Crabtree’s return made no difference in the game at all. Horse feathers! In the earlier game in Seattle, Anquan Boldin had 1 catch for 7 yards. Relieved of double coverage, thanks to Crabtree’s presence, Boldin had 6 catches for 93 yards in this game.

Not to mention what Crabtree’s return has done for Kaepernick’s confidence. He has looked like last year’s QB the past two games, instead of the confused and frantic fellow we’ve seen most of this year. One guy who hasn’t stepped up is WR Mario Manningham. Going up against what amounts to Seattle’s fifth best CB, he was targeted four times and made zero catches. He should have feasted on this arrangement. Maybe it’s time to activate rookie WR Quinton Patton. It’s hard to do worse than zero.

Of course, none of this would matter if it weren’t for another routinely outstanding performance by the 49er defense. These lads held the Seahawks to a paltry 63 yards total in the second half. That is some championship caliber defense.




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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The rumor mill is swirling at Texas.
    That’s The University of Texas Longhorns, not the Houston Texans of the NFL.
    Rumors are that Mack Brown is out as coach (he’ll reluctantly retire) and the coaching search begins.
    Nick Saban is the top choice (IMHO wishful thinking).
    Second on the list is Jim Harbaugh (IMHO is wishful thinking on acid and just plain Texas arrogance that they can any coach they want)
    This is all over the Texas blogs and also on National Football Post
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/college-football-coaching-news-rumors-020400878–nfl.html

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Left get out of my post.
    “that they can GET any coach they want

    I’m certain this just a wishful thinking rumor with no merit.
    Might even be generated by Harbaugh’s agent because salary bumps and extensions usually follow said rumor.

    Not going to happen because Harbaugh turned down the chance to coach his beloved alma mater Michigan which would be the only college job he would leave Stanford for.
    It’s also not about the money because Harbaugh could’ve gone with the Dolphins who were offering a lot more in 2010.
    Critics of the Roman offense might be salivating that change is in the air but it’s not going to happen because this team will win a Super Bowl or two and will be moving to a new stadium next year.
    The main reason it won’t happen is because
    “Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY!”

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So, great win, but we’re still probably a wild card.

    Now, a question: what the Hell is wrong with Anthony Davis?

    He had a very rough first half yesterday and has played at less than a stellar level for several weeks.

    Hurt, in a funk, or exposed?

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Anthony Davis is inconsistent looking like an All Pro on one play
    and very unpolished on another when he’s beaten on a good move.
    I have always thought Iupati was the superior talent.
    Niners could easily give sign Iupati to an extension kick Boone over to RT and trade A Davis if he continue his lethargic play.

    If I had to choose between Iupati and A Davis there is no question that I like Mike becuae we have a superior OT in Boone.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- If we were to win the Super Bowl I would give Roman a pass for a few days! LOL! Actually he has started to call a better game for the last 3 games. He started to spread the formations more, then got Manningham back. He then got Crabtree. Maybe there is hope because the better play calling started before he got his WRs back. And then getting the WRs back makes it even that much better.

    I still remember his lousy play calling in both Rams games last year when he had a very good WR compliment. That is what makes me believe that just getting MM and MC back is not the reason for the better play calling, I think he finally made some adjustments to his own philosophy. Is it enough, we’ll see. Maybe with Crabtree back it will be.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I thought our O-line is looking better the last few games. Better play calling does that.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday I thought they forced the ball to Manningham targeting him 4 times without a completion.
    They didn’t seem to look for Vernon Davis enough because more often than not he was being covered by a LB (Wagner?) and that’s the matchup they might have wanted to exploit.

    Gore’s run was down the same sideline and endzone as Hearst’s run against the Jest.
    Kap’s first down run was the same play that Alex scored on against the Aints 2 years ago.
    It was also into the same end zone where the greatest run by a Niner QB happened (I never tire of this nor of hearing Lon Simmons’ call)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_OCaKeiU8

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s Hearst’s epic run another nostalgic Candlestick moment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dgrjrp6jXE

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    VD was doubled all day. Manningham is the guy who has disappeared. Maybe he’s the one who is slow coming back from injury.

    Yeah, some better play calling, but I’m still a bit pissed at the red zone offense. Running up the middle on 3rd and 1 has got to stop. I loved the pass to Crabs but Kappy HAS to know you either overthrow Crabs or he gets it. You CANNOT underthrow that pass. That was beyond an awful pass.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    If you watch Steve Young’s run you’ll notice #44 throwing a block and taking out 2 Vikings.
    I think the coach has passed this skill down to Frank.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Spreading the formations does not mean being pass happy, it means having space to operate whether it is for running or passing.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dick Sherman is full of crap.
    Listening to this interview he makes up a bunch of hit like
    they called more penalty yards on the Seahags than the Niners gained on offense and that Boldin doesn’t catch many balls so he needs to celebrate each catch.
    What a no class chump.
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/sherman-blames-officials-19-17-loss-49ers

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sherman likes the attention. Nothing more, nothing less. That’s his schtick. Do they call him a whiner?

    The game was horribly officiated on both sides. The Seattle bloggers all forget about the 3rd down conversion that was lost to a ticky tacky facemask, the insane unsportsmanlike on Whitner as Seattle faced a 2nd and 8 from the 3, and the missed facemask on Crabtree as he was attmepting a catch. among others.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday was a great win but Tampon Bay is playing very well lately. This will be a tough game. At a buck an ear the expensive corn is selling high!

    http://youtu.be/bcYppAs6ZdI

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey ROB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You going to the game next weekend???????????

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing about the Seattle blogs is they get all nutty when Kappy smiles and high-fives Wright after the pick. Like it’s some insane breach of ettiquitte. How the F#%$ to you spell that?

    Like Sherman’s incessant chatter is above-board and cheering your teammates isn’t. Or Pete Carroll is SO much different than Harbaugh on the sidelines.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Is this a case of deja vu all over again?
    Mike Shanahan seems not to have learned his lesson from his experience with Al Davis.
    He signed with another Ahole owner and he’s getting the same treatment, the owner is trying to screw him of the remainder of what he’s owed.
    Mike Shanahan should adhere to the fool me twice shame on me.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/redskins-looking-whether-could-fire-mike-shanahan-cause-171253868–nfl.html

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Since the alternative is to not coach, I’d think that isn’t a likely scenario, Bullit. Most owners are some flavor of megalomaniac so you takes your chances when you gets them.

    Shit, I hated to see him go in 1994.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I knew this was coming as I’m sure a lot of you did, but the endorsement campaign is now in full swing.
    The spot is a little over the top and I think it shows bad judgement on Kap’s part because it paints the Seahag fanbase as
    either soccer hooligans or anarchists.
    Why does Kap need to wear Beats at home games?
    I guess I’m old but I just don’t get how kids walk around with $300 plus for head phones. Somebody’s getting rich off people that can’t afford them.

    http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/thedailyweekly/950170-129/as-expected-movement-to-boycott-beats

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Frank’s 51 yard run was through a massive hole that you could drive a semi through
    http://i.imgur.com/SbnNLUF.png

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    See Dick.
    See Dick and Earl run.
    See Dick and Earl run after Frank.
    See Dick and Earl run after Frank and realize they just lost.
    Dick is sad.
    Too bad Dick.
    http://i.imgur.com/N5qF0nz.jpg

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess one can only do ads after they’ve won super bowls? Like Marino? Oh yeah. Or Elway? Or every other commercial on any given Sunday doesn’t involve Peyton Manning or Clay Matthews? If someone approached you and said, for a half hour of your time, I’ll give you $400,000 you’d turn it down because, well, what?

    I’ll never understand why people get so riled over athletes doing commercials. Was I pissed at VD and his click clack shit? Yes, because he hadn’t played a down in the NFL when he made it, and it made him look like a wannabe poser. Just like I was pissed at Tim Tebow for doing his holier-than-thou commercial for the Super Bowl before having played in the NFL.

    Kappy’s 9th start in the NFL was as the starting Super Bowl QB. He had some major success in his young career. Is he struggling? Yes. If you think it has to do with the commercials, then you don’t understand what all the coaches, trainers, and teammates have to say about Kappy’s work ethic.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, now Kappy gets criticized for the tone of the commercials he’s in? You’re not old Bullit, you’re out of touch.

    This is absolute silliness you are posting. Those kids and their complicated shoes . . .

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever Chuck. You are one myopic hypocrite.
    Once in a while get your head out of your ass and you’ll see the commercial is based on hate.
    Are you sure I’m the one not getting it?

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Kaep has a sponsorship deal with Beats.
    No doubt he’s following orders and getting paid for his face time.

    Cha-Ching.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    So long as you remember guys like JaMarcus, Kaep in comparison will be an icon.

    He’s working at his craft.
    Let’s all hope he succeeds well enough to bring a Lombardi or 2 back to the trophy case.

    Tats and sponsorship deals are automatic in Sports these days.
    He is what he is.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about him.

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess I you won’t be buying you headphones for Christmas then, skippy. Or any Dr. Dre CDs. I have an old victrola you can borrow, though.

    Do you think Peyton Manning really drives a Buick? It’s a commercial based on hate?!? Yeah, I really wish Kappy would stop writing such nasty commercials. I can see how writing and directing these commercials cuts into his practice time.

    Besides, who the hell thought Josh McCown would be this fricking lights-out? I guess having a decent run game helps, and playing the Dallass ‘defense.’ 350 and 4 TDs? Yowza. At some point do we take thee guys seriously?

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It was good to see DelAss go down to defeat!

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Also, you HAVE to love ESPN for making these guys sit outside in Chicago at midnight when it HAS to be -10º.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to see us secure our own Playoff slot first and foremost.
    Facing Philly vs facing Dallas is the question after that.

    Should we succeed, an indoor game vs Dallas would be much more enjoyable just for the Jerruh factor.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy, to your post about Anthony Davis, I’d agree.

    Lately he’s looking somewhat sloppy with his technique.
    Getting whipped around the edge a bit too much.
    He plays like a Guard.
    He’s excellent at being physical but, has his share of off days in Pass Pro.

    I could see him getting kicked inside.
    He was a LT in College, his feet are usually pretty good.
    If Iupati defects maybe Anthony slides over there?
    Still gotta love his mean streak though.

    We’ve got Luke Marquardt on the Roster now, a Jackie Slater disciple.
    He might still be NFI due to a College foot injury, not sure?

    I also like the RT coming out in May from TN, Ja’Wuan James.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How’s this for cramping your style on a football Sunday?
    SB here in NJ for the first time and they’re already messing with the locals.

    http://tinyurl.com/ll93d2f

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The fact that Crabtree is back and playing 6 months after rupturing his Achilles which is pretty remarkable.
    He did through dedication, much pain and hard work rehabbing an injury that took Damaryius Thomas 9 months to come back from and some more than a year or they never recoveresd.

    Before the 2012 season some of the wagging tongues were posting what a lazy diva Crabtree was and to trade him for whatever pick they could get claiming he was faking injury because he didn’t like training camp. Some called him a cancer out of ignorance in their belief he was feigning injury.

    Common sense will tell you that you can’t fake stress fractures in your foot because there’s medical science with MRIs and x rays.
    The ignorant still persisted in claiming Crabtree wasn’t a team player even though he had foot surgery. Some people believe what they want and there’s no changing their foolish minds.

    I’m glad Crabtree is back because he is a difference maker
    and makes everyone else better. If you still don’t believe ask Anquan.
    http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/12/boldins-revenge-49ers-receiver-credits-crabtree-for-big-night.html

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Those rules for the Super Bowl are asinine. They will not allow you to walk to the game? You must pay $51 for a bus ride?

    I realize this is a higher profile event but some semblance of normalcy should be attached to the game. Have more security but
    going overboard to the extreme ruins it.

    Watching the Philly game this past weekend showed the folly of playing the Super Bowl outdoors in Feb when snow is a factor.
    If you can hardly see what’s going on from the stands because of blowing snow what is the point? It becomes a contest of which players can keep their feet and plod around in the snow.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners lose one of the futures off the practice squad.
    Miami has claimed S Michael Thomas off the practice squad and is signing him today and adding him to their 53 man roster.
    There has been talk that Thomas might step in for Whitner next year before today’s transaction.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dolphins-signing-michael-thomas-off-143900580–nfl.html

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, all you need to do is get yourself a 1968 El Camino and party in the back . . .

    Besides, football is made to be played in the elements. I hope it’s -40ºAt kickoff and it gets colder as the game goes on. It would serve Goodie Goodell right.

    There are studies being done now that are concluding that because of rules changes, the NFL has seen a huge rise in knee and leg injuries due to the frowning on hitting high. Just see Gronk. They are also seeing an increase in injuries due to the prevalence of Thursday night games.

    And, some of the dribbling dicks around here buried Philly and Chip Kelly this year after their slow start. And said V McD would have 600 yards this season. When told Vance would likely not reach 600 in 2.5 years, the dribbler went on his usual hyperbolic rant. You really want to bring up, yet again, that some of us here were less than thrilled with Crabs and his antics? Better yet, why don’t you dig up posts about VD and the fact I was disappointed with his progess?

    Please? I sure dig the oldies.

  37. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s too bad. I liked Michael Thomas in Miami Vice.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    I have already said I was wrong on my optimism for Vance McDonald.
    Can you do the same for your past toxic comments on Crabtree?

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would love to have Philly as an opponent in the playoffs.
    They have a 30th ranked defense and would be worse if it weren’t for the Cowboys and the Redskins being in their division not to mention the Gnats.
    In the NFC East this year you have 6 easy victories because every NFC East team sucks.

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who cares, Bullit? I said then I’d be happy if he got his head straight and started playing well. As I did with VD. You of course choose to ignore that. In the end, they both changed their attitude. I’m glad for them. You think I’d rather they play like shit and get traded/dumped at the cost of the team doing well just so I can be right somehow? Get a grip, skippy. Yeah, my opinion here mans more to me than the overall health and success of the 49ers. That’s why I’ve been a fan since 1968. So I can throw pplayers under the bus on a backwoods blog and hope to be proven right. How stupid does that sound?

    You are the one constantly bringing that shit up like you are some kind of visionary. If you are going to act like you never say or do anything wrong, I’m going to give you shit at every turn. Everyone says shit that doesn’t pan out, is proven wrong, or otherwise is incorrect. Just as sometimes some of us are right. YOU are the only one who revels in pointing out others’ failings and constantly regurgitates old posts and throws them back up here. No one else cares. We all understand that this is a fairly fluid thing. Situations change quickly and what was said one day may not apply the next.

    Who reveled in the fact that I though Perrish Cox would be bumped up to PR, when instead he was cut? You and only you. The ONLY reason I brought up your V McD post was beacuse you yet again, for the 135th time, breought up that I thought Crabs should be traded if he doesn’t stop badmouthing his QB and missing out on training camps. I figured it was time to give you a taste of your own medicine. Don’t like it? Then don’t do it.

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers will wrap up their third consecutive trip to the playoffs on Sunday, if the following scenario takes place:

    –San Francisco wins at Tampa Bay; and
    –Arizona loses at Tennessee; and
    –Dallas or Philadelphia loses.

    -per Matt Maiooco

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    “Situations change quickly and what was said one day may not apply the next.”

    What a load of crap.

    Let’s review.
    Mike Tomlin interferes in the game he’s coaching.
    Chuck with his usual bluster says no way he’s on the field when clearly he is as everyone but Stevie Wonder can see.
    Then we go to stage two where Chuck says it didn’t alter what happened on the field where clearly it did.
    You keep insisting it’s much ado about nothing and it’s minor.
    You have a tendency to shove your point of view however wrong down people’s throats. Payback’s a bitch Skippy.

    Why do you like to argue about everything. You go out of your way and make things a big deal.
    Your problem is you love to dish it but you can’t take the blowback.

    Funny how things work in the world. If you weren’t constantly wrong there would be nothing for me to say.

    Time to reflect a little on that and choose your battles more wisely.

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What I said is that it was unintentional. You got all pissed off at how you think this should be dealt with. As usual, you miss the point of what you say. You want him to lose a draft choice over what looked for all intents and purposes like a mistake? I mean how can Goodie prove intent? Mind reading? That’s Goodie’s call? He’s the grand poobah of all things NFL and can read intent? Great. The thought police is alive and well. THAT IS MY POINT. You feel that Goodie is justified in taking a draft pick away because you know in your heart that Tomlim is guilty of purposefully getting in the way.

    Prove it.

    Yeah, the NFL, and Goodie Goodell to be specific, is a major-league hard-ass where it comes to perception. I think it’s absolutely overkill to take a draft choice from the organization for what happened. But no, Mr. Nanny-stater sez off with his head. The though police have made their decision.

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, things don’t change? What is said 3 years ago applies today? My thoughts on Crabs are set in stone forever, but your comments on V McD are fluid. I get it. Double standard.

    I argue with you because you state things as if they are carved in stone, and anyone who doesn’t believe what you do is a mental defective. I questioned your V McD post, and I’ve been proven to be right. But since you said 4 months later that you were disappointed in him, that makes everything different? There’s your crock of shit. Tomlin’s another perfect point. Through the entire video of Tomlin, his back is to the field. The white area is 3′. Half of one foot is on the playing surface. None of the poeple around him seem alarmed at where he is standing. It’s not like the Jets guy who blatanly trips the player. When he notices he’s too close, he moves away. Sure, he should have been flagged. But a $100,000 fine and losing a draft choice? LUDICROUS. By that measure, Sean Payton should have been executed for his transgressions.

    Besides, most of what you say is patently ludicrous anyway, so I present a differing viewpoint. It’s kinda what blogs are for, Skippy. I usually don’t get into the name-calling, but then again, you are the only one in recent memory who engages in it, so I respond in kind. Like I said, if you don’t like it, don’t do it.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/sports/football/Russell-Wilson-Colin-Kaepernick-on-rise-and-on-collision-course.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0

    Too bad this was written before last week’s game. My take is Wilson is the boy-next-door type, and Kappy is the guy from the wrong side of town. Hence the higher BS-meter marketing ratings and the higher jersey sales for Kappy.

    Kappy may be the low-key straight A kid from Turlock but with the tatts he’s percieved to be the gangsta thug.

    In other words, perception = reality. AKA, the Dennis Rodman school of marketing.

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What kills me about the article is that the writers want him to be less opf a jerk. But when you look at the instant backlash he caught for not looking quarterbacky enough, I’m sure that stuck with him. He was under scrutiny for weeks regarding his tattoos and inferences were made to the point of lunacy.

    Fricking Joe Montana interviews were akin to pulling teeth in their comfortableness.

  47. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    OK, file this in the highly unlikely category, but IF (if I could make that font size any larger, I would), the Niners win out and Seattle manages to lose 2 out of the last 3 (they have @NYG, ARI, STL), then I believe WE would win the division. Because,

    We’d both be 12-4.
    We’d have split our games.
    We’d be 5-1 in the division, and SEA at best, would be 4-2.
    We’d both be 9-3 in conference, but I think that only follows a divisional record tie. Am I missing something here?

    The only reason I bring it up is that NOBODY is even remotely discussing the possibility that the Niners could still win the division. But say SEA loses to NYG in chilly NY and manages to fart at home against a division rival who’d love nothing more than to knock them down a notch, then the above scenario COULD play out.

    Hope springs eternal.

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, you would be correct. Niners would win because of divisional record. The problem with that theory is that the Giants have to win a game. Although that IS a roadie for Seattle. Let’s hope for snow snow and more snow.

    BTW, I was checking out fieldgulls, and there are some nervous types who foresee that very scenario. Not very many, but they are there.

  49. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah as I said, unlikely, but it sure would be interesting to see Los Gigantes del Este pull some pride out of the bag and beat em. Put some pressure on their last two games and give AZ/STL some motivation.

    That said, teams can have letdowns after big emotional wins. Last Sunday was the biggest emotional win we’ve had in a long time. Coaches know it, players probably too, but they gotta prepare and dig deep. Game’s at 10am too. We better come out fired up.

  50. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting article from the NYT. I have to say that the post game demeanor wears thin for me personally for both JH and CK. But I have to be honest — if I thought CK was playing better, it would wear less thin. And since I don’t often watch the post game pressers — much of it is hearsay and hard for me to give a sh*t. But it does seem kind of unnecessary, and that is the point I don’t really understand.

    In the end, playing well and winning will leave the fans pretty gosh durn satisfied. It’s the reporters that will remain the most frustrated.

  51. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    That scenario is pretty unlikely, but we can keep hoping for at least this week. If it happened it would be a epic collapse, like the Dodgers in ’51.

  52. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, that’s right this is one of only 2 10:00 am starts for us this year.

  53. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s kinda my point as well, Barley. I mean, Joe Montana pressers were a study in awkwardness. Walsh wore his disdain for the media like a soft fuzzy coat. He’d be nice about it, but he’d tear some of those guys a new one. Smiling all the while.

    Harbaugh’s take is similar yet different. He just couches it in banalities and platitudes. By extension, Kappy has taken that on as well. Like they are a necessary duty. A necessary evil. Which they are.

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Or the ’69 Cubbies, Grump.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    How can you be taken seriously when you don’t seem to know what your talking about?
    Your words “The white area is 3′. Half of one foot is on the playing surface.”
    Actually the white area is 6 feet but I’m glad you’ve come off your original assertion that Tomlin wasn’t on the field when clearly he was.
    Which proves it’s hard to discuss anything with someone that keeps changing his story and moving the goal posts.

    You keep proving over and over you have no clue.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This was a typical Joe Montana interview

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TEDnG4FCHk

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is a friendly personable guy capable of giving an outstanding interview. Not sure why his persona changed
    to the very short terse answers.
    I looked at a bunch of his pre draft interviews and they are night and day with what he’s trying to convey present day.
    Contrast the before to what you see every week.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACJ3-6UZbP8

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tank Carradine has been put on IR which ends his season
    and the Niners have signed G Ryan Seymour from the Seahag practice squad to their 53 man roster and also signed WR Devon Wylie to the Practice Squad replacing S Michael Thomas who signed with the Dolphins.
    http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Place-Tank-Carradine-on-IR-Sign-G-Seymour/a0963a53-9900-40b5-a3b6-f4c74c469e12

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I think there’s a level of angst with Kaep this Season vs last concerning the media.

    He’s experiencing some negative media attention for the first time and isn’t handling it well IMO.

    He’s got some toughening up to do.

    Gotta wonder why he’d keep all the negative responses from the Twitter Universe as motivation?

    Face it, his Miami Cap incident didn’t do him any favors.
    Follow that up with stinkers in Seattle etc and things get rough.
    It’s an ‘On-Demand’ world these days.

    I’d say he’s pouting to some degree and, not handling things too well at times.
    That all can change, if he learns to have fun with it.

    I do believe he’s going through some degree of the Sophomore Slump myself.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Boldin is a badass that you don’t want to mess with
    http://tinyurl.com/mbs6lxs

  61. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Taken seriously, Bullit? You freak out over the tiniest little things. And you blather endlessly about them. Your 4:41 is a perfect example. Who cares? My contention is it wasn’t intentional. You never address that. You are still hung up on the minutae. In other words you don’t focus on the issue I brought up initially.

    But carry on. I’m sure I posted something that wasn’t correct 5 years ago.

  62. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- Roman’s play calling has been much better the last three weeks. My biggest problem is not spacing the defense with formations. I have no problem with running the ball, I have a problem with our base offense being run out of 22 Jumbo formations. He has spread the formations more lately.

  63. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No one gives a flying f*** about the hat thing. Seriously. I really can’t believe that even comes up at all. In fact it doesn’t. Except for here.

    Kap is having a rough year. But it isn’t all on him. He’s had a depleted and non-existent WR corps, and some spotty play calling. Through all that, he’s done pretty well. Room for improvement? Sure. But he caught a ton of shit from the media when he made his way onto the scrutiny of the world stage last year. Sophomore slump? Yeah, fine. Roman sure isn’t doing him any favors, or Harbaugh for that matter, by only dressing 4 WRs per game. Jon Baldwin is doing nothing. Patton, fresh off his IR stint isn’t suiting up either. EWven though we have a dearth of WRs.

    According to many of the casual fans and national media, Kappoy was too ‘gangsta’ to represent what the norm of a QB was supposed to look like. Read, he’s too ethnic. He’s got tats. How dare he play well? Doesn’t he know he should look like Tom Brady? Do you think that may have colored his perception of the media?

  64. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The absolute pisser of all pissers was the 3rd and 1 from the 5 on the 2nd Niner drive of the game. We pack everyone in tight and try to run up the middle. Is it a shock that Seattle plays the run up the middle? It infuriates me that they go so mfing conservative that early in the game.

    My kingdom for a play action pass there. I completely understand how they played it in the end. You cannot pass when you are burning clock, and Gore gets huge kudos for staying in bounds on that 51 yard run, because that really does ice the game. It forced Sea to use their 2nd TO.

    And there’s LOTS of Fieldgulls folks giving Carroll shit for burning a timeout when they were facing a 2nd and 25 (and a delay of game) after a penalty. The point being, take the penalty rather than burn the TO. Which actually makes sense. The TO is worth more than the 5 yards at that point as I think the 4th quarter had just started when they burned it. They sure could have used it in the end.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kory Sheets is giving the NFL another shot working out for the Colts. Since he went to Purdue this is in his old neighborhood.
    Trent Richardson has worn out his welcome fast in Indy and now they’re talking about trading him to the Pats.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/11/report-grey-cup-mvp-kory-sheets-to-work-out-for-colts/

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27

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
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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