Seahawks 19, 49ers 3

Turn out the lights, the party’s over.

The Seahawks may or may not be as good as last year’s club, but there’s no question at all that the 49ers aren’t what they used to be. And the fall off has been precipitous.

They were soundly beaten in every way Thursday night. The air went out of them after Colin Kaepernick threw his first pick, straight to Richard Sherman. From that point on, it was all Seattle.

This game could be viewed as a mercy killing. The 49ers have been gamely hanging around all year, living off their reputation and their defense, pretending they still were an elite team, but all that stumbling effort just masked the obvious. Their offense is flat out terrible. How it got so bad has been the big debating issue of the entire year.

The FO brought it some very talented WRs last offseason, to build the offense around Kaepernick and not Frank Gore. The results have been disastrous. The offense was expected to improve as the season went along, but it has actually regressed. Kaepernick has simply not been up to the task. And his teammates know it.

When decisions turn out this badly, though, it falls on the coaches who made the decisions. Jim Harbaugh went all in with Kaepernick and now he’s stuck with him. Four years into his career, he looks more like a rookie than a guy growing into great QB. Opposing defenses know if they take away the deep ball and his running, he can’t beat them.

Harbaugh staked his 49er career on being able to mold Kaepernick into a potent NFL QB. He had never failed in that capacity before. But this time, he has. When the Niner beat writers are openly mocking the QB’s poor decisions and poor throws via Twitter while the game is being played, you know the problem has become so obvious that only an idiot would continue to insist that the QB is not the problem. There’s no way to design good plays when the QB is incapable of utilizing them.

What should happen now is Kaepernick should be benched. Let Blaine Gabbert take a whack at it. The team is going nowhere this year anyway and the surly Kaepernick could use a dose of reality. It won’t happen, of course. Harbaugh is going down with the ship this year. It’s going to be a whole new ball game next year. But a decision that has been this disastrous will probably set the franchise back for quite a while.




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  1. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    From the previous thread…”God” forbid it got lost in translation. 😛
    That’s a joke, son.

    Bullit, the only thing worse than you and Phil fan trying to save face right now and not admit that this team is currently nothing short but an embarrassment of riches, is your incessant use of calling other franchise’s by these childish nicknames. Seahags? Aints? Raiduh’s? Lambs? It’s go on and on. Not to mention Dick Sherman. Are you still in the 3rd grade?

    Fine. I can play by the school ground rules. So I vow as long as you keep calling those teams by those idiotic names, I will from this time forward refer to our franchise as the “Forty Whiners.”

    Sounds pretty silly doesn’t it? You should hear it coming from your end every goddamn day.

    BTW, hey Berger! Colin Kaepernick sucks.
    BTW, x deux. Hey, Phil! Your belief in a non-existent god sucks twice as much.

  2. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    “Harbaugh staked his 49er career on being able to mold Kaepernick into a potent NFL QB. He had never failed in that capacity before.”

    i.e., Harbaugh molded Alex Smith into a potent NFL QB?

    Jesus H. Christ. I’m embarrassed to call myself a San Francisco Forty Whiner fan that Alex “The Shredder” Smith ever called home.

  3. DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a laugh.
    Remember when the “fans” complained when Alex could never get 300 yards passing a game?

  4. DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a laugh.
    Remember when the “fans” complained that Alex could never get 300 yards passing in a game?

  5. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    (Climbs on soapbox, sets pitchfork aside)

    “Gentlemen I come not to bury the Niners but to praise them. Yes the QB let us down today and the OC was offensive as usual. Though it was hard to tell which was worse I’ll admit. We all see the results and it only remains for us to avenge ourselves on the 4 remaining teams on the schedule. We will fight another day- this Sunday. I propose we inflict vengeance on the mighty Raiders and humble them and their fan here in Outsidersville mercilessly for starters.

    Join me in crying “Death to the Raiders, death to the negative nihilists!”

    And may they rot in Hell.

  6. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If it’s drawing to a close then the Harbaugh era has been pretty entertaining. Lots of wins, lots of great plays, millions of good quotes some even from the fans here in the blognoscenti sphere. Hell of a run. Best thing since Mariucci and Garcia, Owens.

    I have no complaints except for the hundreds I already have expressed. This is no time to repeat them even if I am sure others will. Nothing anyone can say will dampen my enthusiasm for the past 3+ years of HarBall. Call me disappointed not discouraged

  7. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Gabbert? really? Kaepernick had a bad game. As do a a lot of people against that defense.

    Knee-jerk idiocy. The fact they ran fade after fade is lunacy. VD? Is anyone getting open? Collinsworth was dogging Kappy for missing a wide open Lloyd, when the replay showed Maxwell on top of him. Good to see you on the stupid train, Skeebs.

    We will be drafting a QB along with revamping our coaching staff. Would love to keep Fangio and get Pete Carmichael or pep Hamilton.

    Kappy needs an offense not rooted in the 1970s.

  8. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I suppose you believe all the turmoil surrounding this season form the front office plays no part in how this year has played out. Talk about head in the sand.

  9. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is this is turning out just like Alex Smith. Kappy is not being coached up to take advantage of his skills. He’s being forced to do what he isn’t good at. Look at Russell Wilson and you see a coaching staff that gets is. Designed roll outs out outlets. Not everyone run digs and stop, look around, and watch Kappy try to break contain. Does anyone complain about Wilson running too much? No. Look at the guys Wilson was throwing to yesterday. Most were wide open.

    Yeah, he had one of his worst games in his career, but Kappy is not a pocket passer. He should be on the move more. By design, not by accident. This offense can’t even make simple line adjustments. But yeah, switch QBs. If Gabbert starts vs the Raiders, we’ll get shut out.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lord, talk about head in the sand.

  11. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke’s daughter gets it. As does Jed. Miller on a fade route is utter stupidity. If you are going to run a fade out of the backfield, where’s VD?

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, Kappy has not made much progress this year and has to be considered a disappointment at this point. But Gabbert? No. Hell no. Gabbert has never given me any reason to think he can be the answer. IMHO, Gabbert would just be a waste of time.

    I *would*, however, let whoever comes in to coach this January pick a QB to draft at this point, unless he believes he can coach Kaepernick into a real NFL pocket QB.

  13. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Do you have a point, skeebs? Kappy’s the one putting the brakes on this finely tuned offense?

    Your name must be Greg Roman Jr.

  14. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The problem with Kap, Chuck, is not whether he runs or not. It’s not his legs or his arm. He can make all the throws. What he cannot do at this point, is sit in the pocket and read defenses. Unless he can master that, he’ll never be anything more than a gimmick. Never a real NFL starting quarterback.

    We need to bring in some real competition next year to push him. Get someone out there who understands the position and plays it the way it needs to be played.

  15. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Grump is anyone in Seattle clamor ing for Wilson to be a pocket passer? No. Seattle often moves him around to take advantage of his ability to throw on the move. We are forcing Kappy to take that element out of his game. Yo the detriment of his development.

    It’s Alex all over again.

  16. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I agree abound rafting a QB though. I just have no idea who the HC will be. Here s for pep Hamilton. Would love to keep Fangio and get a solid offensive coach. One that isn’t rooted in the 1970s.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tweet from Maiocco during game last night:

    “Kaepernick’s pass intended for Kam Chancellor goes through his hands as he’s tightly covered by Bruce Miller.”

    That’s not a “fade” route, Chuck. And the simple solution, which completely eludes you, is DON’T THROW THAT PASS. Hit one of the open guys underneath!

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wilson understands the pocket and how to maneuver in it. Kaepernick doesn’t.

  19. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sure he shouldn’t have throw that pass. But the design of the play is moronic. Why isn’t VD running that route? Miller? Gimme a break.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some people see what they want to see.
    Carlos Hyde did not have anyone within 10 yards of him and could easily have gotten inside the 10.
    It’s all about choices.
    If you watched the post game Dennis Brown and Stubblefield said Kap just locked on to the receiver and basically announced to Dick that he was going to throw it.
    Harbaugh mentioned in his post game that Lloyd ran the correct route and the throw was errant.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, that same play was a big gainer in an earlier game. It caught the other team by surprise. It didn’t fool the Seahawks, though. And they didn’t have to worry about Kap going to a second read, so they actually had TWO guys covering Miller, drooling for an interception, which they almost got.

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, I’m not giving the coaches a pass here, either. But i’m not going to just point at Roman. It’s disingenuous at this point to think that this is not Harbaugh’s offense and Harbaugh’s philosophy.

    As I said last night, we’ve been trying for ten seasons now (2005-2014), through three head coaches, to perfect this idea of a conservative offensive style, heavy on the running, with a Championship level defense doing the heavy lifting.

    It hasn’t quite worked.

    If Jimbo is on the way out, and I can’t help but think he is (Jed’s apology for last night was the opposite of a vote of confidence IMO), then I would think it’s time to swing the pendulum back, and put together an offense that can score points as well as play keepaway.

    If that new offensive-minded coach thinks Kaepernick can work in his system, he’s welcome to try – but he’d be a fool not to hedge his bets and bring in a credible “Plan B” just in case he doesn’t.

  23. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If I could keep one coach from our current staff going forward it would be Tomsula. A second would be Rathman. But I would not consider making either the new HC, even though I really like Tomsula. I *would* consider Tomsula as a DC candidate.

    We need someone from a good NFL staff with an offensive pedigree. Who can work with quarterbacks. Someone like Carmichael, perhaps.

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t talk 49ers football here anymore until Greg Roman is fired. It was nice to talk it but Roman is so bad that I can’t take it anymore. I’ll be back when Roman is gone.

  25. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Sad time in 49er land, the last few years have been a ball but now it’s time for a change. And i don’t think a band-aid can fix it. We got lots of draft picks and hopefully we get some players that can take a hit and still be gamers. This offense plays without a heart.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    All those plays worked at one time or another, Skeebs. They never worked yesterday.

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Even Borland was missing tackles. That’s the headline.

    Kaepernick stunk up the place. Zero for ten and two interceptions on anything over nine yards. And folks want to question the play design instead.

    Harbaugh, or whoever gets the blame for signing and playing OT Martin is a stubborn fool. Dobbs had a good game although he’s in a new uni these days.

    Not too impressed with the sniveling non-support of the youngster Jed at this point either. It’s your team, asshole, don’t try to divorce yourself from the downs while you pat yourself on the back for the ups. I always hated a HC doing that and it’s even more repulsive from an owner.

    Dennis is throwing in the towel again and cursing God for the loss. But he does that after every game anyway, even the wins. I’ve seen much worse here, I’m not scared. See ya, bandwagon jumpers.

    The difference we have now is the same team on a different day can beat anyone. Anyone.

  28. robNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the coaching stupid

  29. robNo Gravatar says:

    I like the fact that jed is passionate about winning (NOFEAR). Not 100 percent down with him tweeting. If it means Roman is on the way out im all for it

  30. robNo Gravatar says:

    Guys , what about fangio as a possibility if harbaugh leaves (GRUMP).

  31. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jed is looking like a fool with the “apology tweet” if I got that correctly. Screw you and your expensive toy York. Baalke’s daughter spouting off at Roman is no class, no help. Shove your apologies Baalke. What moron allowed Seahawk players to eat turkey at mid-field? Idiocy. Fire them/him/her. Great FO show of support for the fans on national TV. WTF is this FO doing to support the HC? Siding with the discontented players? Looks like it.

    Brilliant just brilliant. With this background winning 2 of next 4 will be an accomplishment. Our OC is bad, the FO meddling is far worse.

  32. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ok so
    ” The difference we have now is the same team on a different day can beat anyone. Anyone.”?
    I agree with this statement 100 percent.
    So if this is true, and it is…
    Then the answer is as plain as the nose on our faces
    ITS THE COACHING STUPID

  33. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Rob Fangio would be a good choice just to keep him around and for sake of stability. The O coaches will be gone except Rathman maybe

  34. robNo Gravatar says:

    PHIL
    I saw baalke apologise for his daughter’s tweet. Did jed apologize too ?

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers wins in 3-plus seasons of the Harbaugh era: 48.

    From 2003-10: 46.

  36. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jed won’t be taking any responsibility for this “Alex II” show. He let Harbaugh be the face of the Franchise during the Baalke/Jimi feud- if there was a public face, doubt it- and during the Ray Mac imbroglio. This is not good leadership. = Sit back and let the rumors swirl. Eventually the players gave up, many of them

    Jimi deserved better and hopefully he’ll get it elsewhere. And we need a better crew of O coaches. But the FO = clueless and what is the fix for that. Jed’d choice Singletary?

  37. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs if there was any way to keep the HC (doubt it) and get some decent OC, WRs coaches I’d love it.

    But really doubt it and the FO, players and fans will rue the day we let 48 wins walk out the door with this amateur hour control freak FO meddling.

  38. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Not too impressed with the sniveling non-support of the youngster Jed at this point either. It’s your team, asshole, don’t try to divorce yourself from the downs while you pat yourself on the back for the ups. I always hated a HC doing that and it’s even more repulsive from an owner.”

    Hear, hear NF. Our problems start right there and slide downhill.

  39. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    San Francisco fans crack me up. Only they are clamoring to blame and replace the coaches that have done nothing except win more games than anyone else in football the previous three years. Did they all of a sudden go stupid?

    And ROB, the team I mentioned includes the coaches.

    These games, like the one yesterday, are the reason game manager QBs succeed in this league. They don’t hurt the team and they don’t lose the game for you.

    Take this same game, and all else being equal, Kaepernick has one of his “good” games and we win it pretty easily.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the Ray Mac case nobody on the 49ers could make a definitive comment because it was an ongoing investigation.
    Because they did not suspend Ray Mac they believed him to be innocent.

    As far as coaches go the LB coach Leavitt and DB coach Donatell are outstanding and should not be overlooked when assessing keepers.

  41. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Richard Sherman is hard to take and a self-promoting jerk but letting him goad you into throwing his way to prove some macho superiority is foolishness and just cost you and your team the game not to mention weeks of humiliation.

  42. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    You can’t imagine that replacing Roman will necessarily have a huge effect on the offense. This *IS* Harbaugh’s offense. It would change only in detail with another OC. The philosophy will not change. Kaepernick learning to read defenses and execute better will help – but that also is not going to turn us into Air Coryell.

    In any event, I think the tweets, apologized for or not, indicate what is going on in the minds in the FO. I think Jimbo has a personality clash with Baalke, and I think he has worn out his welcome.

    Which is too bad for both Jim and the team – because Harbaugh has brought more success than anyone since Seifert. But at this point I think the writing is on the wall.

    And if you’re going to blow it up anyway, I’d rather bring in an offense-minded coach, and keep Tomsula or get another decent DC, than keep Fangio and subcontract out the offense, on a leash again, a la Singletary. Just my preference.

  43. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    True Bullit still Jed could have echoed what Baalke said = “We stand by our man until police/DA have spoken”. This was on top of not saying jack while the Baalke/baugh rumors mounted.

    Never too young to be arrogant I guess.

  44. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    No Fear, I doubt the FO gives two farts in a typhoon what the fans think.

    I think this is all about the relationships in the Front Office, and Harbaugh’s personality.

    I agree it’s not logical – but sometimes egos cannot co-exist.

    Nixon can go to China, but Montgomery and Patton drink together? Forget about it.

    And I fully agree the odds are that the team and fans will regret the move, at least short term. It’s damned hard to improve on 12-13 wins a year. Whoever comes in will have “No pressure, just Super Bowl or Bust.” History shows it’s usually bust. But Baalke ain’t going to fire himself, and Jed is not going anywhere. Which leaves…

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No need to blow anything up. This type of shotgun approach doesn’t serve anyone, least of all the fans.

    Just because the coaches aren’t naming players doesn’t mean they don’t know where the problems lie.

    You don’t change the head coach and keep parts of his staff. New HC = new staff, new schemes, new players, years of rebuilding. Bad idea.

  46. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah the macho “I’ll beat Sherman, watch this” is playing right into SEA hands. Coaches/Kap not smart enough to know what works again NF. Maybe on Kap mainly. Kap neds better coaching.

    Agree Grumpy the GM/HC clash seems to have not been resolved. Yes it is too bad for all of us. 8-8 is going to look good for awhile after this train wreck unless FO/HC/players get on same page. Which they clearly are not.

  47. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Jed was a stronger leader he’d have them working together whether they got along or not. Remember Ditka/Ryan? I guess just because you can afford an NFL team doesn’t mean you have the nuts to run one.

    Jed just shows his stupidity with public statements on non-support.

    And the brouhaha in Trent’s office was no doubt over his daughter’s bringing such embarrassment onto her dad. Some kids are just too smart to know how dumb they are at that age.

  48. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, how do you know Kaepernick’s not getting the best coaching? It’s a spurious argument. Is Kaepernick working on his own to get better? He’s certainly got the means to do it if he has the desire.

    Judging by his in-your-face stubbornness over his Beats headphones and spitting in the face of the league and its rules on sponsors and endorsements I’d say chances are good he doesn’t do everything his coaches are telling he needs to.

  49. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy, you’re probably right.

  50. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Correct NF “If Jed was a stronger leader he’d have them working together whether they got along or not. Remember Ditka/Ryan?”

    Exactly what is needed and that’s not what we have = Jed’s taking the ‘easy way’ out and letting the dogs fight instead of imposing his will on his 2 subordinates and demanding cooperation. Thus we have an ongoing train wreck.

    A preventable one. Wasting a ‘once in 20 years’ HC because of this is pitiful and will be long regretted first by fans, then players, then Baalke/FO and lastly by the guy who could have fixed this initially = the F*ing owner. But no we have this unresolved train wreck

  51. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Both NF, both. Could Kap do more? Hell yes even Montana said so. Kap disagreed with Montana “No no I don’t”. Bullshit, that’s arrogance. There’s plenty of arrogance to go around on this team top to bottom and that’s not all bad all the time but….

    I base “better coaching” on Kap’s slow painful improvements and our bone headed passing attack which I’m not going to repeat here. I guess we’ll see for sure when we get the HC and new OC how Kap plays. Right now Tim Ryan said “Hard to criticize the play calling when the execution continues to deteriorate”.

  52. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Grump. So?….that leaves ‘Change the HC’ which is asinine and the result of poor/inexperienced leadership which has allowed FO/HC conflict to escalate unresolved.

    No one disputes this do they? Good luck getting a decent HC and I hope we do ‘someday’. Harbaugh to the Raiders would make me sick but I’d feel better when Jimi appointed GRo OC.

    Dysfunctional organizations do not produce good results over time. See SF 49ers

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Cossell analyzes both QBs in yesterday’s game. Kap’s first pick was an inaccurate throw to an open Lloyd but someone here is telling another tale.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/greg-cosell-s-film-review–colin-kaepernick-vs–russell-wilson-222802232.html

  54. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    This is just the latest. Remember McCloughan’s abrupt exit? Singletary’s “Rat” rant? All the angst when John York first came in and locked up the water bottles? The Maraag stuff?

    This organization has lacked one consistent voice since Eddie was forced out. Now Eddie was not always completely consistent himself, but that’s another topic.

  55. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah it goes back to Eddie’s implosion when he decided horse racing/gambling/politics was more important than the Niners. We are witnessing another implosion York II. Sadly.

    Plenty of blame to go around in order of relevance IMHO:

    1. Injuries finally took a big toll this year

    2. FO rift w/ HC unresolved because

    3. owner JY sits back and doesn’t fight for HC or pay HC or players

    4. OC/HC not bringing in consultant/quality control help for O

    5. Kaepernick needing more coaching support and willingness to learn

    5 major issues contribute to the current dilemma/lack of production = lack of direction and ongoing decline. Arguably Jed is number 1. Pick your poison. It will be a major shame Jed continues to sit on his ass backing the suits and Jimi goes.

  56. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    A lot of teams are going to be eating turkey on our team logo in coming years. Just don’t see the organizational intelligence to right this ship. Nothing sinister just piss poor leadership from the very TOP.

    Piss poor = not understanding the importance of paying the people on the field and their coaches what THEY need and backing them against all detractors in FO, local and national media and other teams’ owners. We don’t have it, we have this and that is WHY players are quitting.

  57. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Harbs goes to Raiders I will puke then swallow my pride and root for that team to win. They go to Levis and smack the Niners which would be eminently just I will come on here and pull a snarky ‘dennis” and laugh loud and long.

    Looking at you Jed

  58. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh has dictated this situation as much as anyone else. He’s been pushing for a raise for 2.5 years now. The front office has grown tired of it apparently. With this complete meltdown, partly due to the bullshit between Harbaugh and the front office, has affected the play.

    Throw in all the injuries to the line and the apparent disinterest of half the offense, and you have turmoil, inconsistent play, and a lost season. Plus we are in situation where Harbaugh is coming up on the last year of his deal. He is NOT going to be a lame duck coach. Michgan is going to fire their HC, and that vacancy will be there for Jim.

    On that you can bet. Not after all the shit that went down this year.

  59. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently the ‘tired of it’ front office is going to have a rude awakening. Typical suits. F ’em

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think Harbaugh would be much happier in Michigan.

  61. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I liken this to the Warriors. No one is bemoaning Mark Jackson anymore. If the front office can get someone good to replace Harbaugh, it won’t matter if Harbaugh hits the road to Michigan.

    There are plenty of good OCs out there that can develop a young QB.

  62. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil says, “Right now Tim Ryan said “Hard to criticize the play calling when the execution continues to deteriorate”.”

    So, now you believe it? LOL

  63. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I got another guy going on my “Do not respond to List”. Dickwad.

    Yeah Chuck “IF the FO gets a good HC” and obviously Baalke has Jed believing good HCs grow on trees. If…yeah we’ll see wont we?

    Meanwhile the odds are that the team will take several years to rebuild assuming the right coach is found and Kaepernick can be salvaged. New players we can maybe get via Baalke, QB who knows, coaches HC + OC + DC likely is going to take time. IF we get lucky and don’t pull a 2012 draft or an Ericson, Nolan, not to mention the pants dropper. That could happen and all we acquire will not be upgrades. So several years.

    About the time Jimi has the Raiders -assuming Sarah (?) H will not uproot her family again- or Michigan on top. Will be following Jimi with great interest to see what he can do with another program as a Great Coach. Justice will be the resurrection of the Raiders and good competition for the local pro market $$ and bragging rights.

    Much as I love the Niners I would be laughing my ass off at how the mighty are fallen…far, far down

  64. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    We’re heading straight into Eddie/York/Jed collapse #3 under these owners and I’m sick of this bunch running my team into the ground for nothing but strictly EGO reasons. Reasons so many owners of sports teams whip out to destroy their franchises. Maloofs did exactly the same thing in Sac by canning Adelman because they couldn’t beat the Lakers. Look what happened = it been what 8 years?

    Mark my words children Daddy don’t lie

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Cossell analyst of NFL Films said this on KNBR yesterday
    “A very concerning issue for Kaepernick after 41 starts is his lack of clarity in the pocket. He still struggles to relay the route concepts to the coverage and to quickly isolate where to go with the ball. So what you get, are a lot of balls that should be thrown that are not thrown. And that shuts down your offense, because when the play is there by design … And the people who are talking about the play-calling -no offense to these people- that’s a waste of time argument. That’s just people being angry. That’s a meaningless argument. So you’re dealing with a QB who doesn’t know where to go with the football on a consistent basis, and I can’t tell you how many times he drops back, hits his back foot and takes off, doesn’t even look to see what’s there. You can’t play QB like that in the NFL…”

  66. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Bullit what should the Niners do about QB position whether Jimi leaves or not? I assume he’s done so new HC +OC. Draft a QB? I hope Kap can be salvaged. Maybe get a vet backup?

    Not sure myself.

  67. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right. How did they get to the Super Bowl again? Forcing Kappy to wait in the pocket has taken [art of his spontaneity away. Teams are thrilled we are forcing him to be Peyton Manning.

    Howard Cosell has started how many games in the NFL? He’s talking head like the rest. I can find 15 guys who say something different.

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, you cherry-pick talking heads like you cherry-pick statistics.

  69. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, you do both. Draft a QB and get a vet. Teams should be carrying 3 QBs anyway.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I said before last year’s draft that I would use a 3rd or 4th rd pick on someone like Mettenberger or Aaron Murray. That didn’t happen.
    I’m sure Josh Johnson is a nice guy but at 28 years old he’s never shown enough to seriously be considered a starter and the fact that nobody picks him up after he’s waived says a lot.
    To me Kap is following the path of Michael Vick, Vince Young, JaMarcus Russell, RG3 and Cam Newton. A lot of wow factor in strong arms and running ability. Unable to master a passing offense.
    Defensive Coordinators have over 2 season’s worth of tape on Kap. They know what makes him uncomfortable and what looks fool him.
    When Kap is indecisive it’s because he doesn’t know where to go with the ball. That’s going to be a problem until he figures it out. This year I might draft 2 QBs 2nd and 5th.

    When defenses are there to exploit your weaknesses the QB has to overcome and counter. If he’s unable it’s going to be a long day.

  71. winderNo Gravatar says:

    All I know is that if we keep playing like we have the Raiders have a good shot at kicking our ass.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The thing about making excuses for someone is you start repeating yourself and eventually you run out of excuses and face the cruel reality of what really is going on.

  73. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny that those of us who were right about Alex understand Kaepernick is in a similar situation.

    Trying to change Kappy into Peyton Manning isn’t going to work. No matter how some people want it to be. Why? Because you take away what makes Kappy effective. His spontaneity and his athleticism. Does Seattle tell RW to stop running?

    Since you guys are a little slow on the uptake, the answer is ‘no.’ RW has twice as man rushing yards as Kappy yet Kappy’s the one running too much.

    Curious, no?

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You put yourself in the group that was “right about Alex”? You’d have to put a date on that, too. Or day of the week. Taking all sides does have it’s advantages I suppose.

    Like it or not, QBs who run in this league don’t last very long. Can you name any?

    My guess is Kaepernick’s not being told don’t run. Just to stop making it the first option. It’s not something one can perfect in the classroom.

    Since you are a little slow on the visual evidence, Wilson runs much smarter than Kaepernick, and still tries to find a receiver to pass it to whilst in the process. Kaepernick is generally all done when he brings the ball down and everybody on the field knows it.

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I th0ought Szmith was suffering from bad coaching in 2008, NoFear. Russell Wilson has a ring, as should Kappy. They may have blown their shot though.

    Roger Staubach had a pretty good career, eh? Fran Tarkenton? Christ, Montana and Young were scramblers when they were young Hmmmm. Lesser lights like Randall Cunningham and Mike Vick had nice long careers.

  76. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t forget that dikwad Elway, he put many an OLineman to an early grave.

  77. robNo Gravatar says:

    Umm guys the rift between the front office and coach is probably over roman.
    if that’s true i’m siding with jed/baalke

  78. robNo Gravatar says:

    NOFEAR u should be banned from this site for asking about running QB’s. Does the name Steve young ring a bell

  79. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “All I know is that if we keep playing like we have the Raiders have a good shot at kicking our ass.”

    Bingo Winder we have a winner. Wheels would be proven to be completely OFF the Niner truck should we lose over there. That I wouldn’t laugh at but it might indicate the new trend = Raiders owning the Niners. Poor little Jeddie Boy thought it was unacceptable losing to SEA? Get a taste of what’s on the menu now Child.

  80. robNo Gravatar says:

    Omg gem lol

  81. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Does the name Steve young ring a bell?”

    It sure as hell does Rob. But no, running QBs can’t cut it therefore Kap is doomed.

    I know let’s make him into Manning! Brilliant coaching from the amateur hour crew.

    Nope running QBs can’t cut it in the NFL…Uh huh.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a huge difference between a QB who can run and a running QB. As a running QB, Steve Young was a loser. It wasn’t until he learned how to stay in the pocket and run only as a last resort, and not a first resort, that he became successful. None of the QBs mentioned here were running QBs. Some were scramblers, like Tarkenton and Wilson, trying to keep plays alive, but all of them were QBs first and runners second. Kap runs at the drop of a hat and not to keep plays alive, but to become the play. He’s no longer successful at that and just flounders, mostly.

  83. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice article Rob. Yep too many coaches, byzantine system wrecking whatever they are trying to do on O.

    Amateur hour “offensive” coaching that’s has been figured out long ago by DCs leaguewide. That’s on Jim no doubt. Kap is not being coached to his strengths as Wilson is, granted.

    It will be curious to see what the man-child owner and his brain trust make of this. Fire GRo? Fire Jimi? Looking like making the playoffs is the criteria for keeping those guys.

    Hey Carr is pretty good over in Oaktown maybe a new HC/OC combo will be just the ticket for them?

    Silver and Black baby…

  84. robNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs this has to be your worst blog ever.
    bench kap for gabbert ?!
    Heck you should ban yourself from this blog for two weeks for that comment.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Montana had one season where he ran for 284 yds. Elway’s best year was 303 yards. Yeah they were running demons.

    Vick might has had a long career but was not that successful for a first pick in the draft. Best year as a passer was 21 TDs which is mediocre.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny isn’t it the same guy saying to let Kap run is the same guy that was arguing last week that Kap’s rushing yards are not 49er rushing yards.
    Another flip flop?

  87. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol bench Kap for Blaine G? Just a thought for desperate times.

    So Young wasn’t a running QB he was a QB who ran?
    And the difference between him and Kap is at that point?

    No doubt SY had better coaching- Gillman, Holmgren- than Kaepernick has. Question I have is: Can Kap with adequate coaching maximize his potential as a QB or is this it = can’t get better?

    I’m in the camp that sez Kap is being held down by poor coaching and we won’t know his potential until a better coaching staff arrives. Or in the unlikely event this one “simplifies”. I’m not optimistic the OC/HC combo will suddenly “get it” for the benefit of Kap or the O.

    Our problems are bigger than QB play as indicated by our ranking in various O categories.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If there is a major change in the coaching staff than I feel bad especially for Gore and Justin Smith because it’s unlikely they’ll get their ring and add a Super Bowl to their resume because they are past their prime unless success is instant which is unlikely.

    I happen to think they can run the table and still make the playoffs this year. Kap needs to step up his game and generate a minimum of 2-3 TDs a game for this to happen.

  89. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, you are wrong wrong wrong about Young. The only reason Young finally won a super bowl was because Eddie bought enough guys who could play defense. Young played well enough to win it all in 92 and 93. In his spot starts in the late 80s he was winning games as well. Not sure how you equate winning the super bowl with some kind of sea change in his game. Sure, it evolved. But it’s not like he stopped running or got indecisive.

  90. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    This offense will not beat the Raiders as currently constituted. I feel bad already for Gore and Co and they are forced to pay this dogshit offense being force-fed them. Crabs now has commented on it, as well as Staley.

    Too many cooks, indeed.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For all the hype and revenge factors associated with the Thursday Night Meltdown, it can’t be argued that Kaep didn’t sh!t the bed.
    He missed early, often and, badly for the most part.

    Happy to see them attempt to work the shorter middle area finally too.
    Sadly, the same uneasy throws in that area from Kaep prevented anyone from breaking free of coverage and making hay.

    For all the hype that surrounded this re-match and, the ramifications of a Playoff seed hanging in the balance, I think the game plan was more of ‘business as usual’ for us.

    Totally under-whelming in design and execution.
    Checkers and Chess.
    Nothing to surprise an opponent or, make them adjust to another wrinkle or 2.

    In a word……Pathetic.

  92. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt you think this offense as constituted is going to run the table? Good luck with that. I don’t think we beat the Raiders.

  93. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I guess you missed Young’s career in Tampa Bay, Chuck, and the four years he sat learning behind Montana.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For me, it’s all about the Coaching Kaep is getting.
    Yes, he’s in a re-make mode, from running Pistol QB to traditional pocket passer.
    It’s not an easy endeavor for the best of Coaching.

    I’m beginning to feel that Harbaugh and Roman are not capable of raising the ceiling for themselves in the Pro game thus, they’re not likely to be of much more benefit to Kaep.

    GIGO.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If the QB is used to taking off, when the play calls for a quick 1st read, we pretty much see that Kaep is being asked to stay put and look for other options.

    At this point, he’s being rushed and isn’t seeing the field as keenly as he needs to.

    Hard to fathom that his accuracy was as putrid as it was Thursday night but, it looked to me as though he rushed just about every throw he attempted.

    Add to that some obvious oversights of his check-downs and, we got just what Seattle ordered, confusion, and another inept performance from an Offense that can’t seem to find another level of execution.

  96. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wilsonm runs smarter???? NoFear, that belongs in the platitude hall of fame. Wilson plays like Kappy did when he got to the league. Seattle is encouraging his style, the Niners are stifling Kappy’s.

  97. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Youngs career in Tampa? Right, Skeebs. Bring up the USFL. Or BYU.

    Rob’s right, you should be banned from your own blog.

    What about RW, Bullit?

  98. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For you number crunchers, isn’t it funny that Young had his 2nd highest rushing season in his last full year in the NFL?

    Curious, no?

    I guess Young was running smarter as well.

    You guys are funny as hell. NoFear says Kappy is throwing more short passes than ever while the reality is he’s throwing more deep passes than anyone in the NFL. And RW runs smarter.

  99. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was giving you too much credit, Chuck. Talking football to you is like watching a hog staring at wrist watch. You hear the ticking, you see things moving, but damned if you can make any sense of any of it. Just snort and shit on a blog.

    Those numbers are THE numbers not my numbers. They’re not open to discussion or opinion. They are known as facts. Intelligent people use them to inform their opinions. Hogs start with an opinion and try to make the world conform.

    You don’t think Wilson runs smarter? You just make the argument that you don’t know what you are watching. Young did learn to run smarter. Everyone saw it and he’s said as much. And your argument is Young is funny as hell, too? Brilliant, even for a hog.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It is clear to anyone watching that Russell Wilson runs to escape pressure but he is always looking for a target to throw to. That still puts pressure on the defense to come up to stop him or continue to cover receivers. He burned the Niners last Thurs and he did the same in the NFCCG.
    He had 7.5 seconds to find a target and one went for 63 yds and the other time it went for a TD.

  101. robNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is struggling. The o-line is struggling. The Wr’s are struggling. The whole team is struggling. Guess who’s job it is to fix it.
    the man in charge is harbaugh.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ is correct when he says this is a chess game.
    Rge DCs have 40 games of tape to study Kap’s tendencies and weak points. they are doing things to him that makes him uncomfortable and the Seahags are in his head. This is the “monkey on the back” that plagued Steve Young. Only Kap can get that monkey off his back.

    Kap looks like a complete idiot when he makes a mistake and declares he would do the same thing again. It is stubborn bravado and it shows his ego takes over and he can’t or refuses to adjust and announces it publicly..

    Dick is jumping routes because Kap is staring down the receiver. Go ahead and stare down the receiver but pump fake and allow him to burn Dick with a double move and make him pay.

  103. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick may be *looking* long, but he is not completing very long very often. Against the Seahawks, his two longest passes were to Hyde, for just 14 and 16 yards. Longest completion to a WR? Just 13 yards to Stevie Johnson.

    As explosive offenses go, that is a wet squib.

    Whether the DCs are in Kaepernick’s head, or inside Roman’s tendencies – or BOTH, as I tend to suspect – that clearly is a sign that we have a major problem.

    The only guy who is looking halfway decent in the passing game is Stevie Johnson, who has outplayed Crabs at this point. Crabs has done very little to write home about and his attitude sucks. Boldin is Boldin – he is not going to run by anyone at this point in his career. VD is the invisible man.

    If we lose to Oakland it’s going to break the internet way worse than Kim’s ass.

    Even if we win, it will take a miracle ‘Run the Table’ finish for us to reach the playoffs and even more for Harbaugh to avoid being squeezed out. Petey will be looking to stick a fork in us in Seattle. Unless radical improvements are made, I’m betting we cannot stop him.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Falcons could do the Niners a huge favor with an upset of the Cards.
    Not that far fetched because Falcons are tied for their division lead and they have much to play for.

  105. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, according to NoFear, Kappy has thrown most of his passes short.

    Yet the facts say he’s thrown more deep balls than any other QB in the NFL this year. Hmmm. NoFear’s narrative, or facts? If the narrative doesn’t fit the facts, the foo shits. Waaah!

    Here’s a question for you, NoFear. When teams throw deep, do they usually target the fullback? What team even puts the FB in a deep route?

    What that route says to me is the team has given up on Vernon Davis. That route should be his, but he’s basically a cardboard cutout, much like Doug Baldwin at the press conference the other day.

  106. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    From ED:

    “Some of this is game plan,” former 49ers cornerback and radio analyst Eric Davis said Friday on NFL Network. “You heard Richard Sherman say in his postgame interview he was expecting certain routes. If you stick to the same things from an offensive gameplan standpoint, good players are going to read it and know it. … You have to look at from the coaching staff standpoint and start changing things up.”

    Yes, Kappy needs to work on his game. No one is saying otherwise. But the Seahawks said this same stuff after the NFCCG. They knew what was coming. They know our tendencies.

    We aren’t doing anything about it.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When we play the Raiduhs next week it will be their “Super Bowl”
    so the Niners can’t look past them nor should they because the Niners themselves are nothing special.

    If Bowman and Dorsey start practicing that could give the team a lift for the Seahags.

  108. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners con do themselves a huge favor and shitcan their anemic offense and try some different things.

    10 days to spin shit to gold.

  109. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    The only “lift” the Forty Whiners will receive from the Seahawks is when they kick us so hard in the ass again that they’ll send the Whiners into orbit.

  110. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, I posted Kaepernick’s passing depth numbers for folks like yourself who insisted after every game that we run nothing but slow to develop deep routes with no one underneath for poor Kaepernick to throw to. The numbers show that you were wrong, way wrong, not even close.

    The numbers come from PFF not my imagination. Now the argument changes to Kaepernick throws more deep balls than anyone else? I’ve been telling you that Kaepernick favors the deep target and gets in trouble for it many times so it’s not news to me.

    He’s completed 20 for 61 of the deep throws, btw. Kaepernick throws the deep ball (20yds +) 16% of the time. That’s fourth most in the league.

    I like that Kaepernick throws the deep ball in every game. It means defenses must defense it all game. My problem with the Kaepernick method is he abandons all else for it too often and many times takes the deep shot when he has better passing options open to him and/or holds the ball so long to get the throw off he takes a sack for it.

    Why are you stuck on the Miller attempt. If there’s anyone un-covered more often than the fullback when the defense diagnoses a pass play I’d like to know who you think that is. You’re the guy always crying for something different from Roman and when he does it you wonder why and bitch about it.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rams are tearing the Raiduhs a new one with 8:10 left in the first half 35-0.
    Raiduh Nation looking head to the Niners?

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    38-0 now with 5 mins left until halftime

    Rams have over 300 yds total offense with 35 mins left in the game.

  113. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Imagine, if you will, a 49er blog void of everything but bitching and moaning. There is a fifth dimension blog beyond which is known to 49er fandom. It is a blog as vast as Bubba Paris and timeless as Montana to Clark. It is the middle ground between coaching and player execution, between blame and “I told you so’s,” and it lies between the pit of each and every 49er fan’s stomach and the summit of his supposed knowledge. This is a blog of vivid imagination. It is an area which we call the Outsider Zone.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They are talking about LA and how they will only support a winning team if the Rams/Raiduhs move back there.
    Jim Rome says LA is full of front runners.
    Sound familiar?

  115. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Nothing but Forty Whiner Faithfuls here.

  116. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Falcons are beating the Cards 17-0 towards end of first quarter.
    Long way to go but Falcons are marching to another score at Card’s 30 yard line.
    Cards are starting to leak and come back to the pack.

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Ryan throws a pick six of 88 yds making the fatal mistake of locking onto Julio Jones. Big turnaround.

  118. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Did not know that in the last 2 plus games against the Cards Matt Ryan has 1 TD pass and 9 Ints.

  119. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    You referred to them as the Rams and not the Lambs. I guess when a team wins 52-0, albeit to the Raiders, you have to show them some respect.

    If the Forty Whiners somehow lose to an 1-11 team coming off a 52-0 shellacking? Well, I know one thing. Bullit will still the Whiners will win the following week up in Seattle.

    Bwahahahahaha

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Panthers lose again today. Cam Newton under 200 yds again and 1 TD pass. Similar to Kap he has 12 TD passes which is disappointing for a guy starting his 4th year and the #1 pick in the draft.
    The knock on him is he’s run first and can’t read defenses.

    The trend is the NFL has figured out the read option (except for the Packers) and running QBs. Make them beat you by passing and they’re not up to the task.

    Panthers were a playoff team last year. They have won only 3 games this year.

  121. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’m stuck on the Miller attempt because it is a stupid moronic call that has 0 chance of working. Teams that have a clue offensively wouldn’t dream of attempting anything like that. Why? Because the slowest guy on the field is the easiest to cover.

    WQheel routes are fine, as they sometimes get missed by the defense. Sendiong your FB on a go route is what, innovative? No, it’s beyond stupid. That’s a route for VD out of the backfield.. Not f(&%ing Miller .

    Ted Ginn just equalled his 3 year Niner output in 2 plays vs Atl.

  122. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle still uses the read-option, Bullit. Quite effectively.

  123. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    VD doesn’t go unnoticed by the D. Miller does on a pass play. If it worked it was brilliant. When it doesn’t the armchairs call it stupid. I don’t think it was stupid. In fact I saw a FB catch a TD pass (from Brees IIRC) this AM and it wasn’t a wheel route.

    Ted Ginn was here with Alex, right? He’s improved so much with new coaching in the “right” system he hasn’t hit a TD to a WR yet this year. Wasn’t it you and Berger who said that was all it would take for Alex to be another Brady?

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL concepts seem to elude you Chuck.
    The Bruce Miller play shows exactly what has been wrong with Kap.
    Miller drew double coverage and wasn’t open. Carlos Hyde was wide open at the 10 yard line with no defender within 10 yards of him.
    It’s all about making the right reads and choices as the QB and has nothing to do with play calling. If Bruce Miller can draw double coverage that means one of the more talented receivers is singled and Carlos Hyde is running free.
    Still kap decided to throw to a double covered Miller.
    That’s the part you don’t seem to understand. It’s not that hard or complicated.

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Correction Hyde was open at the 17 yd line and had the 10 yard line easy if not more on that play.

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Someone put together a montage of screen shots with commentary at the bottom. The pictures show a lot of receivers open but not thrown to because of QB choice. it explodes the myth that nobody was open and Kap had no one to throw to. It also gives you a good idea of how the Oline was doing.

    http://imgur.com/a/9rLVz#35

  127. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    It eventually comes down to the mental side of the game. Right now Kaepernick is just not processing what he sees fast enough. His throws are to the wrong guy too often, or just a split second too late. And a split second is all you get at this level.

  128. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It does no such thing, Bullitt. But keep digging!

  129. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy is not being coached well at this point. All the coaches seem to be telling him is not to trust his instinct. We rarely block well enough for him to survey the field, so where does that leave him? Since he;s being instructed not to run, he’s left hoping someone breaks free.

    Those 8 pass plays are all well and good, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Really, just because visual evidence pokes holes in your contention that receivers aren’t open you can just dismiss it? Then you fill that in what your take on what the coaches are telling their QB? Tell us another fairy tale.

  131. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    I’ll let you guys in on a little secret: the coaching AND Kap both stink on ice. Mix them together and that’s a recipe for gruel not even fit for the utmost invalid invalids.

    Our offense is nothing but one incessant drooling play after another.

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags and Cards have to play the Egos and Chefs next week.
    If Niners take care of their business they could be one game out of the division lead and ties again with the Seahags.

    Common sense will tell you that the perfect gameplan can be put forth and all the right play calls made but it still depends if the QB performs at a high level and does his job we have a good chance of winning. The Niners will only go as far as the QB takes us.

  133. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    The Chefs are currently getting cut up by Did we sign Peyton Manning yet? I think it’s high time for Alex “The Shredder” Smith to you know, start checking down once again. Shred ’em to pieces one yard at a time. What an effing joke.

    But Chuck will tell ya, “We’re better of with Alex Smith.”

    If I were in an elevator with Chuck, “The Shredder” and Bo Schembechler Jr.™ holding a gun with only two bullets, I’d shoot myself twice.

    I couldn’t bear living with the one of you three who rolled right, and threw himself out of the elevator and into the 3rd floor of our hotel.

    They already made the “Three Amigos!,” but I’m pretty sure the “Three Mooks!” is still available.

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The harshest assessment yet of last Thursday’s game.
    Jaime Dukes will not be a favorite of the apologists.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/san-francisco-49ers/0ap3000000435702/Should-49ers-blame-loss-on-Kaepernick

  135. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Sure Kap has regressed this year. OL had regressed? Check. WRs, passing game has regressed? Check. Running game has regressed? Check.

    Why would the QB be exempt from a general decline in the O which is continuing to decline since 2011?

  136. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullshit! The o-line is banged up with injuries with rookies and bad replacements. The passing game is the QB and a bunch of new good weapons. The running game has taken a back seat to the new passing game in terms of attempts.

    A bunch of false premises result in a false deduction. Every time.

  137. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    NoFear, whose fault is it when Forrest Gump is out in the trenches missing kill shots because he’s fumbling over how to properly load his weapon. Whose fault is it when Gump mistakenly reconnoiters a quadrant and the troops are set back a click or two. Whose fault is it when Gump incorrectly translates a strategic message from Company B and their secret attack fails?

    We blaming the soldier who was born stupid and remains so. Or are we blaming his CO who stubbornly keeps Gump out in the front line?

    Lt. Dan? I think it’s time for the firing squad.

    BTW, after watching Did we sign Peyton Manning yet school Alex “The Shredder” Smith once again. I think it’s high time that “The Shredder” get in line behind Gump and Lt. Dan in that firing squad.

    Can’t speak for you, but I’ve always enjoyed a threesome. :p

  138. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you were in an elevator, Dennis, it means that you would have escaped from your padded room.

    Not likely. Or simply a fever-dream.

    NoFear, how is the QB and the new WRs supposed to play behind a banged-up line? Or the run game for that matter?

    Oh, that’s right. He’s supposed to be able to rise above that and the poor plays calling. Schemes that the players themselves are questioning.

  139. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis, I guess you’re trying to insult me with your attempt at a military analogy. I didn’t serve in Lt Dan’s Army.

    When I was on a team we were the best team because I was on it. Or at least that was my mindset. If someone on the team was dragging it down he was put off the team most riki tik. If he wasn’t helping the team fight better he was “asked” to leave the team. Every member was an expert at what they did and got that way by dedicating long hours and lots of sweat, blood and tears to it and worked harder and longer to keep their level of proficiency and to add to their skills. Officers weren’t coaches and I started out at $97/mo.

    Pro football players get paid huge amounts of money for relatively little work because they possess some rare talent. They get lots of time off and play and practice with all the best of everything and according to how they feel. Now where’s that analogy fit in your mind?

  140. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Be nice if the 9er Offense could find the motivation to be Most Riki Tik NoFear49er.
    Times a wastin’.

  141. 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.
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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
 
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Skeebers: 6-10
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