Seahawks 17, 49ers 7

When you go into a game with third string CBs, backup ILBs, a third string NT, a third string C, a backup RT, two guards wondering where they’ll play next year, and a QB who panics as soon as he finishes his drop back, you’re not going to win many games in the NFL. By the end of the game, the 49ers also lost Frank Gore, Garrett Celek, Carlos Hyde, Ahmad Brooks, and Chris Borland.

Still in all, nice try, Niners. You went down swinging!

The team fought a spirited battle in the first half, taking a 7-3 lead to the locker room, but adrenaline eventually wears off. In the second half, as has happened all year long, the team looked tired, lost their focus, and the flood gates opened. The offense, which looked as good in the first half as it’s looked in many a game, went back into the disarray tank. The O-line stopped blocking, the passes started sailing, the QB couldn’t pull the trigger, they stopped scoring, and the defense ran out of gas and caved in.

As if all that adversity wasn’t enough, Ed Hochuli managed to make his typical game altering brutally mangled penalty call, changing a Seahawks FG situation into a first and goal from the five, and a subsequent Seattle TD that pretty much iced the game.

Not to beat on the obvious, but it just hasn’t been a good year for the Niners — in anything!

On the plus side, for the first time in his career, Colin Kaepernick did not commit a turnover against Seattle. Also, for you futurists, Tank Carradine recorded his first NFL sack.

This was also the first time in the Jim Harbaugh era that the team has lost three games in a row. A common occurrence in previous regimes, for the history challenged members of the audience.

The nightmare 2014 season is now officially over, as the team was eliminated from the playoffs today. What lies ahead promises to be interesting and highly debatable. Or should I say arguable, as debating is a bit too dignified for what goes on in the blogosphere.

The only thing left at this point is to root against those teams each of us may despise. May their seasons end tragically and broken-heartedly! As has our own.




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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another rumor from an unknown source. I would imagine almost everyone with a NFL connection might be rumored and floated as a candidate. Currently there is no job opening.

    http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/san-francisco-49ers-head-coach-mike-holmgren-interested/

  2. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Agreed on all points. Wipe Winder off the charts. We have all failed.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m thinking Winder wins as the last man standing. I gotta give a gold star to somebody.

  4. KHNo Gravatar says:

    Kaeperchoke sucks again. Doesn’t the 49ers have a backup QB that could have been inserted to pass the ball? Kaeperchoke is another T-bow whose accuracy is awful, and he cannot see multiple receivers down field. If Harbaugh cannot see this then he needs to coach somewhere else.

    Harbaugh did great with a team loaded with talent, but sticking by your un performing QB is a big question. Why? Why not give someone else a chance to lead the team? Kaeperchoke cannot…

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh did great loaded with talent? Not this year.

    Stupid nickname, intentionally misused English. That you, Bullitt?

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a little too easy to read through your BS. I didn’t think you’d troll on Skeebs site tho.

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs – thanks anyway but I’ll pass on the gold star. Never thought this year would have so much suckatude.

  8. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The indians had better weapons at Little Big Horn (repeating rifles vs single shot Army carbines for most part). We like Custer came in way under strength (out = Bowman, Willis, Brock,Culliver, Ward, Cook, Ian W, Dorsey, V Mac, Carrier, A Davis, Kilgore M.Martin) and lost key weapons during the battle = Hyde, Gore, Borland, Wilhoite, Celek, Brooks.

    One fan wrote:
    “Playing all season with (significant) reduction in abilities due to injury = V. Davis, Iupati, Crabtree

    “The 49ers played an amazing game considering all the talent that’s off the field. Hats off to the coaching staff for getting them ready to play.

    “The depth on this team, and its assistant coaching staff, are (or should be) the envy of the NFL.

    “….I came away from this game feeling much better about the long term roster strength.”
    (Brodie2Washington)

    I felt better that we played a good game for the most part tho short-handed. To those who say “It’s about winning the SB, everything else is failure” I say BUNK. We fought, played with heart and were beat by a better team today. Unlike the Rams, Bears and in some we barely won. It matters how you play and we played well just not well enough again to beat SEA.

    Even Custer died with a smile on his face. For us it could be much worse.

  9. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Well it was a tough season guys…Skeebs pretty much summed it up. I thought the guys played pretty well in the first half. But loosing Borland opened up their running game. And loosing Gore AND Hyde (who was having a nice game)That was a stake in the heart. Even if the team made the playoffs they weren’t going far. We were playing guys I’ve never heard of. Well this off season is gonna be interesting.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    John Madden tells KCBSNews: Not Harbaugh’s fault, this one is all on 49ers management, it’s “a management problem.”

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We did show a lot of heart yesterday and at times played some real tough ball. I know injuries are no excuse and that’s as it should be. I just worry about next years status on Bowman, Dorsey, and the list goes on. I think our draft this year will be interesting.
    If management is behind all of the distractions in media,(locker room chatter and all the other innuendo) then it only makes sense that there is some sort of agenda. I doubt even Jed would demolish the team without some sort of clean-up plan. It truly is mind-boggling. I would rather believe that the Football Gods are really pissed about the team leaving San Francisco proper and are giving young Jed a good reaming.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, he was strutting big with the grand opening of the stadium and it was all downhill after that.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    When your ranks are torn by a pissing contest, it is the job of the Head Honcho to be the SOB, knock heads together, and make it clear you don’t have to like each other, you just have to fracking work together.

    Jed did not do that.

    Jed is a weak leader.

  14. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Playing the “mighty” Seahawks in their home with a team diluted by so many injuries in a game a lot closer than the score would make it seem, says a lot about our players and coaches ( as well as all the hens clucking about Harbaugh losing the team as they are wont to do at the first sign of players not being happy about losing games) and about the myth of how good the Seahawks are.

    Hochuli essentially gifts them a TD and but for Wilhoite whiffing on Lynch on a tackle for a loss the Seahawks don’t get either TD.

    I don’t think anyone had a ‘great’ game yesterday but Dial plugged the middle well enough that Lynch had to go outside to find any room to run. And we pressured Wilson pretty well all game even though he got loose a couple of times to hurt us.

    I think Reid might well have scored on his INT at the end of the second quarter if Brooks takes the opportunity to flatten Wilson instead of allowing him to hang in giving him the chance to trip up Borland and slow Reid down letting the chase catch up for the tackle. Time had run out and we go in at the half up 14-3.

    Hochuli may even have given up on covering the spread faced with that score.

    Given it takes three elements to make a dynasty, (ownership, coaching staff, players) it seems such a waste of rare resources to throw out a proven coaching staff, and therefore the players face a turning over, because of a puppet owner with Napoleon syndrome, but I guess that’s how the Niners roll now.

    We really will be the laughing stock of the league honchos if we struggle under a new coaching regime the next few years.

  15. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What if we struggle under the same regime? That’s cool?

  16. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve never advocated change for the sake of change. I’ve had a problem with this offense for a couple years now, and to continue to lean heavily on the defense has not worked (to varying degrees) for a while now.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, yeah, I’ll take “struggling along” at 12-4 and competing for and winning conference championships over blowing up the team and starting again because of a single “500” year in which we were decimated by injuries.

    Not exciting enough for you? Not the offense you’d prefer to see? No Super Bowl trophy? All solid reasons for a house cleaning…in bizarro world.

    Did you see Kaepernick play? And you think more receivers and less protection is what we need?

  18. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I guess yhst fine from someone who wants to run the single winh

  19. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    12-4? We’re 7-7. Praying for gabbert is a lost cause.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What has seemed to go unnoticed is that 3 CBS Culliver, Cox and Cook are all free agents. That means another season another challenge to retool the defensive backfield.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    First time a Harbaugh Niner team has lost 3 games in a row.
    Common denominator in the losses is lack of production from the QB position. 3 games without a TD pass and a total of 356 yards passing which averages to an anemic 119 yds a game. QB has been sacked 15 times in the losses.
    Whoever is the coach next season it is time to spend a higher draft pick on a QB (3rd rd or higher) and also bring in a FA veteran QB to compete for the job.
    Time to light a fire under our current QB who seems to be in an extended funk.

  22. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, looking at the numbers you have to wonder why the QB they use in the 1st half is so much better than the QB they use in the 2nd half.

  23. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We’ve got a bunch of young CBs, Johnson and Reason and Acker, plus whoever we draft for next year. Young and fast is the way to go at CB. Cook is done. If either Culliver or Cox will come back at the right price, Great, otherwise we have to move on.

    At least Dial seems to be a keeper and Carradine showed some flashes. Get Aldon and Lynch after the QB and you take a lot of pressure off your young CBs.

  24. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Dial came on pretty solid late. Even the backup/shifted around DBs did pretty well. With Aldon gone the pass rush struggled early. Even late. See raiders game.

    Again though the big concern going forward is the offense. If harbaugh stays, he’d better figure out how to do a better job tutoring his QB. Emphasis on the his.

  25. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “If harbaugh stays”

    Yeah. For better or worse – and clearly it is very probably going to be worse in the near term – that ship has sailed.

    After the last two weeks of Media Armageddon and Front Office Cupidity, it’s not clear to me that Harbaugh would even *want* to come back, and it’s very clear that he is not going to be asked.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I still think Michigan. Not sure why Kaepernick gets so much blame for a team that is in such disarray. He didn’t have anything to do with the discord between Harbaugh, Jed, and Baalke, the deciding factor in Harbaugh’s demise. Surely CK’s not having a good year, but no one else on the team has done anything offensively. VD’s a ghost, all the TEs did nothing, the ine was hurt and sieve-like. The coaching staff abandoned the run way too early.

    But it’s all the OB. Right, NH?

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The QB is the engine of the Offense Chuck.
    If he’s taught to do things a certain way and the results don’t improve, where do you propose to find a solution?

    The Offense has sucked in the Red Zone since Yr 1 of the Harbaugh regime.
    Once the running game was taken away, so too were the number of games won.

    Go back to the SB.
    1 play was needed to win the game.
    So, try the same play 3 times and lose.
    Didn’t work then, isn’t working any better now.

    Definition of insanity.

    Change the Offense, teach the scheme to Kaep, see if it can be improved.
    Jim obviously doesn’t see a need for change or, he won’t accept the change because Roman is his guy.

    Blame whomever you care to blame, facts remain, we can’t score.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, that’s been my problem with this offense for most of this time. For all the bang we were supposed to get with Kaepernick, they never got him a deep threat that worked out, despite many tries. Even with Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd, they were ignored down the stretch. They never developed any kind of quick passing game to alleviate the pressure.

    Even when the team was winning it was always a defensive struggle and we rarely put teams away. Teams that stopped our run game had success against us.

    No screens, slants, hot reads, draws, or things to negate the pass rush that eventually got there. When we pretty much wholesale abandoned the run game this year, the results were terrible.

    Some blame Kaepernick for this. Some say it is what I wanted. Both of those are bullshit.

    And I haven’t even brought up the red zone offense. Worst in the NFL this year. There’s where your last sentence comes in to play. Harbaugh/Roman was never one for trickery in the red zone. It was jumbo for the most part. And it went to the dogs this year.

    For all the shit around the offense, it is mainly the front office relationship driving Harbaugh out of here.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And the answer is, you provide different coaches. Better coaches. Ones that design a passing game that isn’t based on a 1970’s passing scheme. Give Kaepernick the tools to succeed. Not a crappy stale offense that has changed little in 3 years. .

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a raging dumpster fire Chuck.
    As has been written, and speculated on from plenty of sources, Jim and Trent can’t seem to agree on who’s doing what for the good of the team.

    If these 2 guys can’t agree on a baseline objective, nothing Jed can do but pick a side and move on.

    Kaep isn’t reading the field well enough to be effective so, there’s plenty of ammunition for the debate as to why plays don’t work.

    Kaep is totally uncomfortable in the pocket and it takes it’s toll on production.
    Missing reads, missing throws etc, go on him.
    He’s quick to scamper to his left, which cuts the field in half.

    Plenty of blame all around.

    Sad that football guys like Trent and Jim can’t find common ground but quite frankly, I don’t want Jed doing anything but writing the checks and leaving football matters alone.
    He’s clueless in that regard.

    Sure, he needs to be in charge but, it’s pretty obvious his GM and HC can’t coexist.
    That, to me, is the crux of the dysfunction.

    Crabtree and Vernon have pretty much delivered their votes on the scheme too, by merely going through the motions as far as I’m concerned.

    Whatever is coming will be done soon enough.

    As a fan, all I can do is hope they can all get their collective heads out of their A$$es and find something that works.

    Miserable season all around.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure the pissing contest revolves around the Offense too.
    Likely Trent wants changes, Jim doesn’t.

    Whatever it is, it’s obvious each side is dug in and willing to call it quits.

    Our O-Line needs attention as well.
    Injuries and hold outs, you name it, no answers have been found.

    It can’t be comfortable, as a Pistol QB, trying to ignore traffic in your face but, that’s part of the game, no QB gets 10 seconds to survey a Defense at this level.

    Would like to see something more up-tempo/WCO oriented to speed up Kaeps decision making process.

    He’s reckless with his footwork and mechanics in many ways, which again, goes to his Coaching or, his ability to absorb it.

    Who knows where the fault lies?

    It’s just painfully obvious this Offense is in a hole and continuing to dig.

  32. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, he has proven he can play at this level. He’s either not being coached well or there’s something else. He’s definitely not comfortable with the way things are.

    I go back to how Seattle has brought along RW (playing to his strengths) and how we are trying to change Kappy.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said you are not going to win games when you get mediocre production from your QB.
    If you are a playoff contender you aren’t winning any games when your QB gets shut out in 3 games in a row.
    It’s been 15 quarters since we’ve seen a TD pass from our QB.

  34. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So you think gabbert should be starting?

  35. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Our season is toast, might as well give all the semi injured some rest time and play our back-ups. I don’t want to see Gabbert starting but with the way things are it really isn’t such a bad idea. I think Kappy is as talented as any QB in this league but there is obviously something wrong. Maybe a little rest from getting hammered weekly will help.

  36. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    This is a public service announcement. RayMac is under investigation for sexual assault.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners just cut Ray McDonald.

  38. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Classy.

  39. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You aren’t going to win many games when you rush for 7 TDs all year.

    Besides that, how do you reconcile the disparity in 1st half and 2nd half scoring?

  40. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh. RayMac wasn’t convicted of anything, yet they cut him. Curious, no?

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Baalke: Not waiting for due process because of Ray McDonald’s “pattern of poor decision-making.”

  42. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty convenient. The Niners look pretty classless for putting up with that.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners just signed RB Phillip Tanner who played for the Cowgurls

  44. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are truly damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

    Due process? Be damned!

    No due process? Be damned!

    Heed the cries to run more? Be damned for abandoning the pass?

    Heed the cries to pass more? Be damned for abandoning the run!

    One blog trashes everything about the Niners everyday. Another blog criticizes the QB and they are the “hanging posse”.

    Funny how some folks, and little kids, see the world isn’t it?

  45. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    All I know is this year has sucked harder than Linda Lovelace on a coke binge.

    Frack this 2014 noise. Bring on the new year, please.

  46. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, may be Kaepernick’s “third year slump” is something that couldn’t be avoided and a part of his development like a lot of QBs in this league go through when transitioning between what works in college and what it takes to succeed in the NFL. Remember Eli early this season when he was learning new mechanics and new plays, and he’s a two time SB MVP. Could be this year, which was terrible in terms of injuries anyway, was the best year for this to happen for Kaepernick.

  47. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ray McDonald continued a pattern of poor decisions that reflected poorly on the team and he’s gone. Hope this is a new start for the Niners but hard to expect much after the insane turmoil of 2014.

    At least one ray of light= a dumbass blogger was banned around here from what I heard. Negativity will only get you so far, good luck with that. Didn’t we go through enough with the team this year? Sell it elsewhere junior.

    We’ll see what the housecleaning looks like going forward. This meltdown is not going to look good on anyone’s resume. Not a lot of confidence in Niner leadership apart from Hendrix who is the one with the proven record.

    York seems to believe he’s in the stadium business. That’s pathetic.

  48. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree NF this may indeed be the ‘best’ time to go through some growing pains for Kaepernick- while a general meltdown ensued this year. We’ll see if he can continue to grow and develop into a complete NFL QB.

    Injuries aplenty. We lived a charmed life teamwise after Hendrix arrived with noticeably few until 2014. Come the ‘management problem’ (per Madden recently) early this year (trade the HC) and the ‘mandate of heaven’, the ‘virtuous circle’ was lifted. Incidents and injuries promptly ensued. A vicious cycle instead. Scoff at your good fortune, maybe ill fortune is better? Pure arrogance and hubris.

    It’s not Kap or Hendrix that are the problem.

  49. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how some kids bang away ad infinitum at the keyboard, and say next to nothing.

    No, they were damned for letting him play.

  50. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And so it begins. U of Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh 6/$48ill to be their HC,

  51. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah grump, I’m now at the point of just hoping by some miracle AZ can stomp the Fing Seawads. Pretty sad.

  52. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not with AZs QB ditch. Unless Logan Thomas comes out on fire.

    I wanted us to draft him.

  53. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sitch not ditch.

  54. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah beat the ‘hacks AZ and make it a merry Christmas over here.

  55. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Spoken like the nihilist you are.

    Nihilism = see Blog X ‘Mob rule, that’s cool’

  56. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who are you talking to, Phil?

  57. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    ‘Trade the winning coach couldn’t cause any problems’ thinks the child owner.

    And reaps the whirlwind of subsequent troubles.

    But no not that. It was the last of the troubles that caused our misfortune. The DL guy. Right.

    Mindless drivel to justify the lynch mob’s appetite for victims. Peddled by the usual moron

  58. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Apart from the serious trouble at the top of the Niner org (hear Madden’s comment ,it’s a management issue, poor management’) we have the undeniable troubles on O with the antiquated/simplistic schemes and the need for the QB to develop.

    Plenty of trouble to go around. Will be interesting to see how we fare with our attempts to address all of ’em

  59. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah chuck I don’t see AZ beating them but stranger things have happened.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In last Sunday’s game it took 7:50 for the team to move 55 yards
    in 14 plays that ended with Miller stuffed on 4th down.
    There was absolutely no urgency by the QB and I only say this because our offense can’t seem to run a hurryup.
    Wasted time huddling, wasted time at the line of scrimmage on long counts and just no sense of urgency.
    Too damned mechanical and robotic and with so much time drained off the clock.
    If the Niners want to play for a championship, this has to be fixed.

  61. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Why is Kap taking too long to run plays? Partly it’s his lack of urgency and likely it’s also not being coached to speed it up. But I don’t see him getting the coaching he needs to improve.

    Wish the answer was to get him/us/the O what we need without a new HC but is that realistic?

  62. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    As I recall we were not exactly very speedy with Alex in there either, so that one rests less on Kaepernick and more on the coaching, terminology and the two plays in the huddle system. Even if the 2-play call has its place, you’d think you’d drop it in favor of getting the plays off in a two minute drill.

    But then I have very rarely seen us run anything like a successful Two Minute Drill since the age when Mooch walked the Earth at the Stick. It never really looks like we really tried to make it a priority.

  63. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We did a no huddle on the 1st TD drive against AZ. It worked so well we took it out of the play book forever.

    Yeah, the QBs fault.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When you lose 3 games and have mediocre production from your QB
    which translates into 0 points I would say that’s on him.
    15 quarters with no passing TDs is a recipe for losing.

    Keep telling me that the Niners don’t need a contribution from the QB to win.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    You seem to have forgotten the 2 two minute drills that Alex Smith ran to beat the Aints in the playoff game. First one six plays 80 yds 1:51, second one 7 plays 85 yds 1:28

    One of the best moments of the Harbaugh era

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgME9M9MGw0

  66. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If you haven’t seen the Santa-giving-a-preChristmas-presser ESPN mini commercials, I highly recommend them. They are hilarious.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The house cleaning has begun in SF.

    Kudos to 9er Brass for jumping on the issue and, killing it where it stood.

    RayMc got the benefit of due process, no doubt with a VERY short leash attached, for any further transgressions.
    Game over Ray.

    For now, this shakeup serves notice, going into the off-season, be professionals, be accountable.

    No better time to shake loose the parasites that cause distractions.

  68. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Game over Ray”

    Yes, he asked for it and he got it NJ.

    Now to add insult to injury what do you want to bet SEA grabs him this week? Just in time for AZ?

    It would fit the pattern, no? But Ray Mac had to go for sure.

    Crazy season eh?

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil the pot boil-eth over at this point.

    Time to clean out the bottom of the bird cage and prep for more changes I guess?

    Seattle, or anyone else, can do what they want now with Ray I’d imagine?

    Not sure if waiver policies apply in situations such as this either?
    Likely falls under ‘Conduct Detrimental’ clauses?
    But, like Ray Rice and AP, bad publicity is attached to Ray for any future suitors.

    Either way, it’s addition by subtraction, in terms of aging players making room for younger additions.

    Salary Cap Mgt in progress.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And, like RayMc, I think Culliver is a FA goner as well, simply due to his pending legal issues.

    I’m guessing Trent and Paraag are already adding up the Comp Picks when FA arrives.

    Iupati and Crabtree are both 1st Rounders, Comp values likely out weigh steep Contracts at this point?

    Seems pretty clear after today that Jed and Trent aren’t accepting any further transgressions from the rank and file.

    Message delivered with Ray’s unceremonious release.

  71. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The FO took a beating among the PC knee-jerk fans for not crucifying RayMac for headlines and accusations. And you can bet Harbaugh was the power behind the “due process” stance the team eventually took.

    Now facing what backlash may or may not follow for dumping the winningest HC in the league for his first three years I doubt they want the added grief of waiting for the legal process to unfold before acting on RayMac’s latest and with Harbaugh in no position to assert anything to the contrary the FO sought to look good to the PC knee-jerkers that make up so much of the Niners fan base and they probably know more about the details of the incident than we ever will.

    RayMac has been a force in pass and rush defense this year, especially since his last trip to the jailhouse. And unless he’s guilty of what he’s been accused of, he’ll land somewhere pretty quickly and hopefully not in this division.

  72. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Low Balls said he met with HC Hendrix and in concert with York (no more calling him little Jed) made the decision to dump Ray. Wonder if it was 2-1? Not that it matters NF you are right Jimi is not in a position to bargain for Ray Mac at this point.

    There was also an incident couple weeks ago with Ray Mac again = at 2 AM him and another player breaking up an altercation between 2 women and an allegedly drunk man in a hotel. Low Balls said “it was more than defending them” and declined further info.

    Yes NJ it sends the right message to the players going into the off-season that ‘we have our limits; don’t push it’. And it might serve to placate the lynch mob PC public who gnash their teeth and fault Niners over the ‘failure’ to sit McDonald after his birthday party incident. But of course the PC lynch mob will continue their hunt for other victims.

    Politics and his mother (who said this most recent allegation is laughable) aside, hopefully McDonald will get a grip on his dubious behavior and land on his feet…right, outside the NFCW.

  73. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I’m guessing Trent and Paraag are already adding up the Comp Picks when FA arrives.

    “Iupati and Crabtree are both 1st Rounders, Comp values likely out weigh steep Contracts at this point?”

    Good point NJ. Always good to get some extra picks and Baalke has been good at that. Now if we can get some replacements on OL and a deep threat WR in the 2015 draft… Though some have said Brandon (Thomas?) may wind up as one of our guards next year.

    It’s going to be a different looking roster after this off-season.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil the life-blood of any good NFL Roster starts with Draft Picks.
    It’s the bank account GMs live and die with, in terms of youth and Cap Mgt.

    The trick is to spend wisely. More Picks, better odds.

    As things are playing out right now, Tank and Dial are prepped to step into the rotation and show what they can do.

    D-Line takes time to develop, as do many other positions.
    WRs probably the most unpredictable after a QB?

    It’s a major stroke of good fortune to land a Rookie like Aldon, that can step in and produce effectively as a Rookie.
    We got others with Lynch and Borland too.

    I could see Baalke looking at LB or OT in RD1, due to the higher Slot we’ll have this year.

    I’d have no problem moving Anthony to LG, Boone to RT and sticking Thomas or another youngster in at RG.
    Assuming of course that they won’t overpay to retain Iupati.

    My Draft research is underway.
    Seeing as I’ve a got head start now. Dammit!

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My early favorite at OG is Tre’ Jackson from FSU – 6’4″ 330.
    He’s 1 of 3 nice prospects on that line right now.

    His Line mates, OT/C Cam Erving and OG Josue Matias are all pretty good options.
    Helps to explain why QB Jameis Winston looks as good as he does perhaps?

  76. robNo Gravatar says:

    Nice post at 12 NOFEAR

  77. robNo Gravatar says:

    PHILL
    Sorry but i’m lost whoTF is lowballs ?

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Obviously suffering from illiteracy and reading comprehension issues has led the remaining Kap apologist to accuse me of posting here as KH.
    Slight problem. This poster wants Harbaugh fired for not replacing Kap. That follows the Kap apologist narrative so he can actually be “KH”.

    The usual smear tactics and paranoid accusations of deliberately altering writing style from MR conspiracy theorist.

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  80. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why deny? It’s so your speed skippy. If you ignored it I might believe you.

    NoFear, you seem to be blaming Harbaugh’s departure on the fans. Why rail on the fans for their stance when his ouster is partly his doing?

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Why deny it? And let you go along on your smear campaign unimpeded?
    Maybe because it’s not true you nitwit.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30
10-21, L: Rams 39, 49ers 10
10-28, L: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15
11-1, W: 49ers 34, Raiders 3
11-12, L: Giants 27, 49ers 23
11-25, L: Tampa 27, 49ers 9
12-2, L: Seattle 43, 49ers 16
12-9, W: 49ers 20, Broncos 14

12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:05 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
Closest to the Pin:
  Mr Fletch: 7-9

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

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