Don’t Worry, Be Happy

The enormity of the 49ers’ FO blunder in firing Jim Harbaugh has probably sunk in by now at 4949 Centennial Blvd. At least it should have. It’s also unfortunately possible that Jed York and Trent Baalke are so drunk with stupidity that nothing rational will penetrate their brains for a long, long time.

The year long campaign to transform Harbaugh from a guy York said would win multiple Super Bowls into some crazed mad man careening through the halls insulting and badgering everyone in sight while demanding an exorbitant raise may have suckered in a few gullible fans, but clearly it didn’t fool most fans or the rest of the NFL.

Harbaugh and his staff were immediately and eagerly gobbled up by other franchises, and the effort to replace them here has finally dribbled to a close, some five weeks into the process, and not a single impressive hire has been made. Indeed, most of the rumored candidates declined the invitation.

The 49ers have replaced one of the best coaching staffs in the league with one of the worst. By any measure, this is an epic fail.

So, unless good coaches don’t matter a hill of beans, we’ve gone from a perennial SB contender to the 2005 Niners in one horrific month. Only worse than that. The 2005 Niners were a terrible team that got better through drafting in the top ten each year. This team has too much talent to finish that bad. Meaning we’ve got a mediocre team. A perennial 6-9 win type of squad. And it’s a lot harder to improve a mediocre team than a truly dreadful one. Especially when your coaching staff stinks on ice.

Nobody is going to come work here until the front office catastrophe is rectified. Any bets on that happening anytime soon?

Denver gutted their successful coaching staff after the season, too. But they are not having any trouble attracting qualified replacements. That’s because they have a stable FO and didn’t spend the year sending out nasty Tweets against John Fox and the team, nor leaking that Fox and John Elway didn’t see eye to eye and Fox would be fired at the end of the year. It might also help that QB Peyton Manning is probably going to come back in 2015 and try for a ring yet again.

But, hey, enough reality. We’ve got eight months of hopeful fantasy land before the grim results start rolling in. Let’s all watch Seattle win its second straight Super Bowl this Sunday and imagine how we’ve taken such great strides this past month that knocking them off next year will be a breeze. And if we don’t, who cares? Being SB contenders is yesterday’s news. Winning was so stressful and boring anyway. Let’s all get back to what the Yorks are so great at providing: a crappy team we can all bitch about relentlessly.

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177 comments on “Don’t Worry, Be Happy
  1. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What if 2014 was not an anomaly?

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “My gosh I can’t believe what’s happened. … I don’t understand it.” — Dick Vermeil on 49ers coaching moves

    That about sums it up, now we wait for the press conference to introduce the hires and for the spinning.
    Maybe the Niner PR dept will schedule the press conference around kickoff time on Sunday to get the minimum exposure this deserves.

  3. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how that works, Skeebs. The Niners were foolish to fire their coaches because no one does that with their recent success. Then Denver does. It’s ok for them cuz they hired some big names. they are in a quandary as well. You think Denver is in good shape? Guess again, skippy. Manning is either retiring or not. Either way, he’s old and getting older and they have Osweiler in the wings. The Denver fans I know aren’t thrilled about their future.

    Bullitt used to whine incessantly about true fans and all that. Where is he now.

    And hey, all they have to do is execute.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The point I was making was that Denver has a stable FO and can attract decent coaches and the 49ers don’t and can’t. Nowhere do I say anything about whether Denver is in good shape or bad, or what their fans think. But you’re one of the gullible fans, so I wouldn’t expect you to do anything difficult like comprehend a paragraph.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Says the guy who doesn’t know what similar means.

    All that will get them is a 7-9 record next year and the search for a new QB. But they are happy in the fact that they have a great front office? Whoopie.

    Truth is, the team was getting very stale under Harbaugh, and they would likely have been a 9-7 team under him anyway. Would I have like Fangio to stay? Sure.
    But that didn’t happen. This team is now a bunch of nobodies in the coaching staff. They still have players. All they need to to is improve the offense to the point of top half of the league rather than the mid-20s where they’ve been languishing.

    A passing game that isn’t rooted in the 1970s would be a start.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But cry cry cry for St. Jim. We’ll never know the wonders he would have brought forth, irregardless of what he did or didn’t do in his 4 years here.

    In the end, his plan didn’t come to pass. It didn’t work, and it wasn’t going to get better, as evidenced by his sticking with Roman through thin and thinner.

    Maybe if he got that play in on time 2 years ago, we’d be singing a different tune. But it really all came down to the failure in the Super Bowl. Those windows of opportunity are fleeting, and Harbaugh bounced off it instead of going through it.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s it for me here.

    The St. Jim fanboy site will live in perpetuity with nary a dissenting voice.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So long, Mr. Gullible.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how Chuck can project the team to be 9-7 and call it downward trajectory.
    News for you Chuck 9-7 is better than 8-8 and because you are football ignorant that doesn’t seem to register.

    Biggest vote of confidence for Harbaugh was when Pete Carroll said he was happy to see Harbaugh out of the NFC West.

    Also the BS narrative that team was getting stale when they have young players like Borland, Lynch, Hyde and Reid.

    The BS propaganda put forth by the apologists that half the team was against Harbaugh is utter nonsense.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure having 20 guys on IR, with all our NTs, 3 ILBs, half the CBs, no Aldon, no RT, 2 centers, all but one RB, and 3 tight ends all injured had no effect at all on last year’s record. At least that’s what Mr. Gullible would have us believe.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “We don’t raise division championship banners,” team CEO Jed York said last month, by way of explaining why the team was “parting ways” with Jim Harbaugh. “We don’t raise NFC Championship banners. We raise Super Bowl banners. And whenever we don’t deliver that, I hope you will hold me directly responsible and accountable for it.”

    I’m waiting for you to raise your first banner Jed and I’m definitely holding you directly responsible and accountable for it.

  12. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Some people just like to argue not that it bothers me much, he fibbed.

    That about sums it up for me = we’ve regressed big time w/ the fire sale on the Hendrix coaching staff. How this is not obvious is way beyond me. I suppose it will take about half the season to convince ‘some people’. I’m getting my bitching out now because it is too silly to try to deny what my lying eyes are seeing. And most fans are highly skeptical this is good. Or classy fer Chryst sake.

    I’ll be delighted with nine wins with these coaches but outraged that it could have been 11-12 with the last crew. It is a shame it came to this but that was the big plan = build the stadium, collect the loot and cut salaries.

    Are you happy now? Ugh

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ann Killion: “Whenever I think about 4949 Centennial I imagine Jed & Trent saying to each other “I feel good about this? You feel good?”

  14. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pius little schmuck ain’t he? This is the leader of the Niners FO. Infuriating.

    Recently listened to a podcast done the day after York dumped Hendrix – day of the interview on KNBR which was replayed in parts. The hosts ripped York up and down for his duplicitous cutting costs and sanctimoniously ‘holding the banner of great Niner tradition’ high.

    Most hated man in Niner history right there IMO. Unless you include his mother.

    Hard to get excited about mediocrity, it really is.

  15. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I’m waiting for you to raise your first banner Jed and I’m definitely holding you directly responsible and accountable for it.”

    Yep, well said. It’s been 20 long years with no banner. This SB or bust mantra/marketing slogan has yielded busts but hey “No rewards for all of you, just for me and mine”

    Thrilling

  16. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It is reported in the Merc that the annual profits for the Yorks are +$100 Million due to the new stadium built by Hendrix.

    Maybe that expensive coaching staff was worth it.

    Naaagh

  17. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing how all those injuries and problems affected everyone but the starting QB.

    You guys rip the media until it suits your needs. You glom on to the QB issue whole excusing the rest of the team.

    At least think for yourselves. They didn’t win WITH Harbaugh. They probably won’t win without him, but hey, them’s the breaks.

    Would you rather see the team move to LA? It was on the table before young Jed Tweetsalot got the stadium built.

  18. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The schemes were stale, skippies. 3 days ago it was “who cares what the players think about Tomsula getting hired ?”

    Now? 180 time. “The players are disgruntled!” Guess what? When it’s time to play, they’ll play.

    Otherwise they can join Goldson in TB

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Mr. Gullible apparently just couldn’t stay away. Welcome back, Chuck. We missed your effortless bullshit.

  20. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    He had one bad year, bad being average w/l, and three in the title game including a super bowl. The bad year had more than enough problems outside of anything in control of the coaching to make it a push on the coaching IQ scale.

    Nobody with a lick of sense can see trading that situation for this one. Our competition is baffled, too.

    All youse guys who were complaining about this or that with Harbaugh and or Roman now feel obligated to support this ridiculous change to save face? To “prove” you were right while complaining you’re ridiculing others complaining? That makes perfect Jed/Baalke sense.

    And now that they’ve thoroughly screwed the pooch they will hide behind the poor saps they’ve hired to stand in front of them when the winning Super Bowls promise falls more than a bit short.

    I know, I know, winning all those games means nothing when you can complain about play calling (no specifics, mind you, it just didn’t FEEL like good play calling) (also funny how the formations whine turned to the play calling whine overnight but that’s another rant) and playing players you deem guilty of something by rumor-mongers’ headlines in press.

    Now it’s who cares if we win, at least we don’t have Harbaugh and/or Roman. That’s beyond a 180, that’s twilight zone stuff and sounds a lot like someone backing the STL/AZ/SEA teams would say.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t recall any Bay Area franchise being so openly laughed at than the Niners are right now. Even the last, sad days of Al Davis’ reign didn’t elicit this much disrespect.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Very sad that the apologists think this is the fast track to the Super Bowl.
    The same clowns that procxlaim Super Bowl or bust are also the jokers that continually made excuses for inexperienced and young Mr Kaepernick.
    He isn’t so young or inexperienced anymore so it’s put up or shut up time for Kap.
    The sad sad truth is Kap did not perform well in crunch time.
    When the game was on the line he did not throw that winning TD pass. The apologists never talk about a QB telegraphing where he’s going to throw the ball.

  23. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, there are SO many other QBs in the league who have LED their teams to the SB since Kap began starting. Let’s see, that would be four, two of whom will be first ballot HOFers currently on the brink of retirement. Another has two Rings, and the fourth will be trying for his second.

    Kap had a bad year. So did Harbaugh. Both had their performances significantly harmed by injuries.

    Let’s just get Alex back. Or get Cam Newton. Or Carson Palmer. Or Sam Bradford. Or Eli Manning. Or Tony (still Choko without a fix). Or Nick Foles. Or RGIII. Or Mark Sanchez. Or Jay (are you kidding me?). Or Matty Icecube. Or (does TB even HAVE a QB?).

    There are SO many other QBs who can stay healthy and are better than Kap was in his worst year. Right. I’d fly out to San Jose to watch Tony Romo play with Frank Gore and Michael Crabtree, behind the Niners 2014 gob o’ goo they called an O-line. That would be a riot.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would’ve taken Eli Manning’s 30 TD passes or Romo’s 34, or Matt Ryan’s 28.
    They were able to function in the 4th quarter and actually throw a TD pass. In the history of the NFL Kap ias the only QB who started all 16 games and failed to throw one TD in the 4th quarter. That’s all the starting QBs in the history of the NFL.
    We could’ve won us 3 or 4 more games and we would’ve been a playoff team if we got more out of our QB.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Typical comment by one of the apologists.
    He’s going to support the new coaching staff until they stink.
    According to these guys anybody would be better than Roman.
    The change has been made and they are already looking to jump off the bandwagon. LOL!

  26. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, I’ll disagree on your 2:13.

    This is all *very* similar to the mess Eddie D created when he arrived, booting out Monte Clark and letting Joe Thomas play Captain Queeg for two years.

    Eddie learned – a little – from that, and still he wanted to fire Walsh every year we didn’t win the Super Bowl. Fortunately, he had Carmen Policy between him and Walsh, and Carmen would string things along until Eddie calmed down.

    Jed has no Carmen to moderate his emotions.

    None of this guarantees that we are heading for another 1978 here. The team of Baalke and Gamble, while not Walsh, does not have Thomas’s stunning lack of skill in the draft.

    But the continuing drama at the top can only be a negative and a distraction for this team. It’s certainly appropriate to look at this team’s off-season and feel very uneasy about the future.

    I am still a fan, and hopeful. But “I have a bad feeling about this.”

  27. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Apologists. A new can’t-miss drama brought to you by Aaron Spelling and Levi’s. Coming this fall!

  28. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Chryst,you’d think the Ruskis are taking the country over.

    It’s football. The angst spent here on St Jim and the Dorks is legendary.

    I guess you’d be happier with the team in LA. Actually you probably wouldn’t care. Most of you clowns haven’t been to a game in years. If at all. It would require entering the 3D world and interacting with people.

    Of course I’m not referring to those of you who are geographically prohibited . . .

  29. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Romo without Dez and Murray and the Dal O-line? HAHAHAHA He was one and done again this year, his second attempt in ten years. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Matty Icecube has been such a great clutch player over the years. How’d his team do the last TWO years? HAHAHAHA

    Eli and his Rings? Maybe, but he sure runs hot and cold, he’s up in years, and this year was brrrrrr. He has a decided Int problem when he’s slumping.

    Hell, I could make a valid argument for Kap over Brees. Brees is old and he stunk this year. No Sproles? Kap never had Sproles.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would submit to you what Chuck says and this blog and what he says on his own blog.
    The conclusion is he comes here as a TROLL.

    He just said this
    “Can’t say enough about how fu*ked up this coaching deal was handled”.

    The same guy that said to blow it all up and we would better off. He openly campaigned for this to happen and now he’s bitching about the end result.

  31. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good point Grumpy. The post-Mariucci melt down is the one that sticks in my mind tho. After Monte Clark there were a couple, three bad years then the golden years with Walsh and company which went on for darn near twenty years.

    Then York Sr. fired Mooch and followed 8+ years in the wilderness. Three times as long as between whomever and winning coach. Our “Walsh” lasted 4 years with much less glory, stability, then the York Jr. cut him.

    How long will this new drought/regime last? 3 years? 9? 6 and split the difference?

    Oh joy. That’s a lot of wilderness for the team and it’s fans while the world laughs. It doesn’t ‘have to’ be but that is the historical pattern with this ownership.

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bingo Bullit you nailed it. The two faces, one for here and one for there. Yes.

    “The truth depends on who you are talking to”

    “What I believe and say depends on you and whomever I’m talking to”

    You nailed it.

  33. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Hell, I could make a valid argument for Kap over Brees. Brees is old and he stunk this year.”

    RT I agree that if choosing now I’d go with Kap’s raw ability and athleticism over whatever Brees has left. Kap needs dedication and coaching, plenty of both too

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing about Eli Manning he threw 14 picks to Kap’s 10 but Eli also had 130 more attempts.
    The bottom line is winning more games and 11 more TD passes wins a few more games.
    When you bitch about a team’s passing attack it all starts with the QB and generally is tied to his performance.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just to show you how football knowledge challenged Chuck is, he just said this.
    “Just get Kappy to around 3500 yards and we should be fine.”

    Last season Kap threw for 3369 yards. So 131 yards more is going to make all the difference in the world.

    So according to Chuck just bring in QB coach that can squeeze 131 more yards out of Kap and the skies the limit.

    Somebody didn’t do their homework,

  36. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What’s funny is St Jim was so saddled with injuries and turmoil and all that yet the QB isn’t affected by injuries an turmoil and such.

    Harbaugh got them to the Super Bowl? Who was his QB again? gee

    Don’t sell yourself short Bullit. You will always be the troll queen.

  37. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So it wasn’t Kappy’s fault? Good for Bullit. Way to make a stand against the sheep here. If Harbaugh didn’t tank after the bye Kappy’s numbers may have been better.

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t kid yourself, Chuck. Kaepernick made plenty of mistakes and blew plenty of plays all by himself.

    Sure he was affected by the injuries and bad play of others but not nearly to the point of erasing all his bad play.

    Why do you think he decided he better get some off-season coaching and is working hard instead of taking time off now?

    Hint, it’s not to please all the “clowns” who said he needed lotsa work.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now I see the apologists trying to peddle that Harbaugh’s firing was justified because Petey was a superior coach than Harbaugh.
    The truth is in Harbaugh’s tenure they have split 4-4 in 8 meetings and Harbaugh is 0-1 due to our QB melting down in the 4th quarter of the NFCCG.
    Grasping at straws because totally false narrative.
    Kap has only one win against the Seahags. His stats have been abysmal. That’s where the real narrative should start especially with all the turnovers.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One apologist quoting Takeo Spikes should note that Spikes has been off the team since 2010 and never played for Harbaugh.
    Spikes has the distinction of never having participated in the playoffs.
    Take it for what it’s worth.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In case you missed this

    http://tinyurl.com/mh5cbmt

  42. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How long has Brent Jones been off the team, skippy

  43. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No love for Tom Gamble? A fairly respected guy around the league?

    Nary a neg-blast around that hire, eh?

    The apologists vs the cork soakers.

    Works for me.

  44. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s funny that one of the cork soakers infers 3rd hand info from a player on the team 20 years ago based on imaginary conversations about our QB, and then laughs off direct quotes from a guy who recently left the team. A guy who of course actually played with many on the current roster.

    Isn’t that silly? Recess is almost over, folks.

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There’s only two guys left on the defense that played with Spikes – Justin & Willis. Not exactly the guys who gossip on the phone. Brent is still around the team and a famous 49er. Spikes played here two whole years and has a neck wider than his head.

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The desperate effort to vilify Harbaugh to somehow justify this FO catastrophe just shows how silly people will get when their egos have been laughed out of town.

  47. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    See?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FYI In case you haven’t heard Steve Young with Tolbert

    http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=851&c=4831&f=3923023

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FYI Ira Miller HOF former Niner beat writer

    http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=851&c=4801&f=3931673

    One apologist thinks Ira Miller is an hack but that just shows the apologist’s lack of football acumen.

  50. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t pay too much heed to what Steve has to say about Kappy. On this subject, he’s like an overbearing father who wants his very talented and successful son to follow directly in his footsteps, NOW! As I recall, he was leading the charge to change Kappy to a pocket passer. When that effort was failing, he only screamed louder. NOW! No patience at all.

    He had years to develop before the full long term burden of leading the Niners fell on him. He had the best QB coaching in the league to help him along the way. Give it time, Steve ya numbnuts. You were reckless in Year 3. You have a revisionist memory. Excluding the Express, your End-of-Year-3 pro stats were 11 TDs, 21 INTs, 53%, 3-16. Back off, Jack.

    Oh yeah, did I mention the 12 fumbles lost in years 2-3? I mean, how did you do that?

  51. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck- check your new post, it’s not coming up.
    It’s gonna be interesting to see if the players buy into whatever our new mission statement is. Maybe it will be something like: the super bowl is just like a cake-walk all you gotta do is show-up and play 49er football. Who knows.

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I urge Steve to approach the Niners about becoming Kappy’s QB coach. I’m dead serious. Steve has a ton to offer, and rather than criticizing and putting pressure on Kappy from a safe and well paid distance, he could TEACH instead of just running his mouth. Kappy would have to listen. He’d be an idiot to ignore that hands-on instruction.

    Kappy working with Warner all offseason is a great start. Warner might not be the perfect teacher in terms of talent/style, but he may have more patience and be a better teacher than Steve. Who can know?

  53. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a good idea RT but it’s hard to be a know-it-all as a “lowly” position coach. Much better to be on the tee vee as a talking head set against the likes of Trent Dilfer and Ray Lewis.

    I don’t know about Kaepernick but I turned off Young’s “I know everything about everything” line long ago.

    I think a lot of QB coaches/ OCs could help Kaepernick develop if he would buy into the idea that he needs to get better. I’m hopeful that this effort to get some help in the off-season indicates that he has, regardless of the improvement he makes directly from it.

  54. robNo Gravatar says:

    Jim harbaugh can kiss my ass

  55. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob!!!

    I didn’t even know you liked him *like that*…

  56. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes hopefully Kap has realized something from his 2014 season = he has a lot to learn about playing QB in the NFL. This is not UN Truckee or wherever and success there does not automatically transfer to Santa Clara. Lots to learn and improve Mr Kaepernick to earn those big bucks you negotiated in the renewable yearly contract. Enough with the tats, sideways cap, Kap, and lose the headphones. Something more than Beats by Dre needs to be going in your head so we can see your best efforts on the field.

    Been reading a bit about new QB coach Steve Logan and he does have a lot of knowledge and a great style of communication (radio guy). Lots of info on Utube. I’m more comfortable with him after a little research.

    If it is true as Kap said that he ‘never had much QB coaching here, think G Chryst, then he could benefit from Logan. FO wants him to ‘run more’ so hopefully York and Tommy don;t get this guy killed.

  57. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He did lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl, Phil. It’s not like he’s dog shit.

    He started downhill after the bye week. In fact his worst games came right after the Michigan job came available. The raiders and hawks.

    A team the beat Dallas and Philly handily c

  58. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Couldn’t beat the raiders?

    Shit, I heard the fix was in from Harbaugh’s gardener’s sister’s husband. Gold I tell ya.0

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap started downhill after the bye week?
    The Niners won 3 of the 4 games after the bye and should’ve beaten the Rams if not for an inaccurate pass on the second to last play and his fumble on the last play of the game on a 1 foot QB sneak. In fact 1st and goal from the 5 yard line and they failed to score. They actually had 2 plays from the 1 foot line and couldn’t score.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RT

    You cannot compare Steve Young with Tampa Bay with Kap and the Niners simply because the talent on TB was expansion team.
    And speaking of fumbles in 2.5 years as starting QB Kap has fumbled 26 times in 39 games.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What is really funny is Apologist B is spreading the Myth that Harbaugh brough his coaching staff from Stanford.
    To bust that myth only Fangio and Roman came from Stanford with Harbaugh.
    The rest of the coaches were hired from other NFL teams such as Chryst from Caroliona, Donatell from Denver, John Morton from U$C and Solari from the Seahags. Tomsula and Rathmman were retained from Singletary’s staff.

    Crock of BS to say Harbaugh did not assemble his coaching staff.

  62. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap has a long way to go to become a proficient and successful NFL QB again. Can he do it? I think so with dedication, work, a better attitude about his own limitations and decent coaching. Is he there yet based on what we have seen so far? Obviously not.

    He has not developed recently. Athleticism only goes so far and his has been neutralized by NFL Ds. Decision making by Kap has been flawed in some games leading to losses by Niners. Inaccurate passing has doomed us in other games. Is it “all” on Kaepernick? No of course not but Kap needs to improve steadily if the Niners are to have a chance to win more than they lose. The case can easily be made that his poor play resulted in several losses last year.

    The great Jimi Hendrix early on said about Kap “I hope he doesn’t get muscle bound with all the weight lifting”. I think he did. Kap needs to exercise the muscle between his ears a bit more and really learn his craft.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jeff Garcia has been lobbying to be the QB coach and the Niners have ignored him.
    Reminds me that Rick Barry has been lobbying to be the Warriors head coach for 30 years now and it’s always fallen on deaf ears.

  64. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Suddenly a QB’s stats and team record mean nothing in judging him. It’s his teammates if he’s off (except the 2014 Niner teammates, they don’t count for some reason). Didn’t you just get done using TDs as the measure of a QB, disregarding team, teammates, age and career? OK, in his first Niner year, Steve was great in 3 starts. 1988? On the Lombardi Trophy winning Niners, 3 starts, 72.6 QBR, 3 fumbles lost. Why’s that? He was on a GREAT team. Steve sucked.

    In fact, Steve didn’t start more than 3 games for the Niners until his 7th year in the league, 8th as a pro. He had LOADS of time to develop.

    What great young QB goes 3-16? Not even Peyton or his dad managed that, and Archie played on a truly horrible team.

    Oh, and ESPN has Kappy at 11 fumbles lost in his career. That’s 4.8/yr. Twice as many rushes as Steve in the same timeframe. Steve was at 6/yr (higher if you count Niner years 1-4, total his first 6 in the NFL).

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RT

    Steve Young has the Super Bowl rings and he’s in the Hall of Fame.
    Let me know when Kap gets there.

  66. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Okey-dokey, let me know when Steve starts talking about his own career at the same stage. Let me know when starts hyperventilating about that.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’d settle for Kap playing like Jeff Garcia in his 2nd and 3rd NFL years.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually in 1998 Peyton Manning’s Colts went 3-13 with him as a rookie starting QB. So Peyton did do that.

  69. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Remember Garcia got a lot of playing time up in Canada before the NFL. Not quite the same thing, but it probably helped him.

    In any event, every QB will play like he plays. Kappy either learns how to dissect a defense or he won’t. I’m not sure how much Warner or Young or Garcia or anyone can do for him. He’s just got to put the work in if he is going to even have a shot at being a long term starter.

  70. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, Peyton’s Colts came out firing in 1999. He was 5-14 in his first 19 starts. Archie’s first 19 were similar. Close to 3-16 (Steve’s record at TB) but no cigar.

    I know Kappy has to improve from his 2014 performance. My points were:
    1) He had help. There were plays in which a D-linemen reached Kap as though there were no O-linemen opposing. It was scary seeing that just as a fan. Also, Gore and the receiving corps may be better than average, but they are far, far from elite. Ask Eli how it feels to have Odell Beckham;
    2) It’s a big playstyle change and will take time and patience; and
    3) Steve talks like it’s easy, he did it overnight. He didn’t.

    I actually think this would be a good year for Kap to be subpar on casual glance, so long as he improves in his game management, his reads, and as a pocket passer. Perhaps, though I doubt it, Harbs had that idea for 2014. But I do think we have a Talent Gap with our division rivals. I wouldn’t expect the playoffs this year for that reason alone, coaching change notwithstanding.

  71. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Rick Barry plays basketball. A more egomaniacal guy you will never find. Great player though,

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And I don’t think there’s a talent gap. All we need is a fast WR and line depth.

  73. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Winder. It’s working now . . .

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs says:

    There’s only two guys left on the defense that played with Spikes – Justin & Willis. Not exactly the guys who gossip on the phone. Brent is still around the team and a famous 49er. Spikes played here two whole years and has a neck wider than his head.

    !

    Brent’s a famous 49er! Therefore he spake the truth about things that he was never actually quoted ever saying!! Spikes is close friends with Navorrow Bowman and Patrick Willis. They go on vacations together and shit. And the fact that things turned out as Spikes said back in December should mean a little.

    But yeah, let’s believe an imaginary conversation that Brent Jones thought about having with Tom Rathman about the quarterback’s film study habits.

    It’s so goddamn funny how you give creedence to something as ethereal as an imagined conversation, yet Spikes comments are to be ridiculed.

    This is why you are such a knee-jerk fan, Skeebs. Face it, the Niners were sinking WITH Harbaugh. The offense has been in the 20s for most of his era. The league figured out his schemes to the point of many teams (esp division rivals Seattle and Stl) knowing what was coming based on formations, and he had no answer. Harbaugh leaned on his defense all through his tenure here.

    His time had run its course. This same crew would have done well to get to 8-8.

  75. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    With the public yammering by the The Three Heads = York Balkey and Tommy boy about ‘Kap running more, more’ they run another risk of further jeopardizing their shaky reps IF Mr. Kaepernick gets injured running. More QB running risks more QB injuries I’ve heard.

    There’s already big risk dumping the winning HC and his winning staff and going low budget coaches. Now Kap runs a lot more and there’s more risk for them rodents with the new “Run Kap run” mantra.

    I’m just saying the current brain trust are quietly looking like double, triple down gamblers in those two areas at least.

    “Tommy go get the dice, Trent and I are gonna roll ’em one more time heah. You having fun? I’m having fun.”

    The wild guys

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    What you don’t seem to understand is both Brent Jones and Greg Cossell have weekly shows on the flagship station of the 49ers.
    They have sponsorship and are paid for what they do.
    Apparently a lot of listeners respect and listen to them to give them the ratings to justify them being on the air.
    They have creditbility, something that one day you might achieve if you stopped trolling and start posting the truth.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC this the year that a salary cap floor is in place.
    So a team has to spend a NFL mandated minimum amount on their roster or pay a penalty.
    Marathe is pretty good manipulating the salary cap numbers which might be a huge advantage in stocking talent.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If we all agree that points scored is the most important measure
    of an offense. (the reason for this is the constant bitching that the red zone offense is crap and THAT is based on scoring)
    Then going back from last season the Niner offense ranked 25th and 11th 3 times under Harbaugh.
    A top defense does skew an offense’s numbers by field position
    and giving them short fields to score where amassing yardage totals is not possible.

  79. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who cares? Does it mean that conversation you think happened happened? No. Deion and Irvin and the rest of those clowns are nearly as close. Deion has his in with Crabs. You give them no creedence. Brent Jones is a yes man much like a beat writer whop wants to stay in good graces.

    Jones never specifically said anything regarding Kaepernick’s study habits. Why do you hold imaginary conversations in such high regard?

    Our red zone offense has been fair to awful. Same with 3rd down coversions. TOP as well. These things have always been lacking. The one year we were 11th we were what, +30 in turnovers? Short fields lead to points. Yes. This is true .

    Bethea’s take. He seems to forget the injuries as well.

    http://da.radio.cbssports.com/2015/01/30/antoine-bethea-everybody-heard-rumors-but-players-didnt-deliver/

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said it’s all about creditbility.
    Chuck is saying believe two Dallas Cowboys Deion and Irvin who have no love for the Niners and no doubt still have an ax to grind.
    Then one minute Chuck is defending Jed and Baalke telling us how righteous they are and the next moment he’s calling Brent Jones a yes man to the Niner FO and the beat writers wanting to keep in good graces.

    Seems to me Chuck is once again confused and not sure what side of the fence he’s on. Always talking out of both sides of his mouth. That is why he’s a TROLL. Always fishing for the pointless argument.

  81. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Players got to play.” means execution, Chuck. You’ve argued against that forever. In fact your entire gang over there has argued against execution by the players as a possible cause for losing games. I guess it just sounds better coming from the Pro Bowl safety.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, here’s the ‘Report’ regarding that much discussed timeline on Jim –

    http://tinyurl.com/nnmzg2e

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two more coaching hires by the Niners.
    These are noteworthy as yjey have both been DCs in the past.
    Tim Lewis has been hired to be the DBs coach.
    Clancy Pendergast has been hired to coach Inside LBs.
    IMO these are two excellent coaches.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    yjey = they

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the hiring process has been anything but tedious.
    IMO, I think Fangio was their ‘Ace’ from the start.
    For whatever reasons, it bombed.
    I’d assume it had much to do with his plans for OC?

    All things considered, they may have found a workable Staff, in spite of themselves.

    Much, if not most, of this list of potential candidates, likely wasn’t too comfortable with Tomsula at the helm.
    I’m simply hoping that Kaep takes another step in his development.

    Steve Logan replacing Chryst, suggests to me, that they didn’t want Chryst in that role any longer perhaps?

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Fangio wasn’t staying because they passed him by for HC I would think they would consider promoting Donatell to DC.
    Instaed they flailed around, let Mangini go interview with other teams including the Raiduhs and then settled on Mangini.

    If Mangini is your choice you don’t let him go interview with other teams. I consider that a huge screwup by Baalke.

  87. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah the 2nd loss to SEA was the nail in the Hendrix regime as it seemed at the time. Now the media reports it but York was building the coffin for a year prior with the nixed trade to Browns.

    Riverboat hucksters they love to roll them dice. Run Kap Run.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    No more of the inexperience or he’s young for Kap.
    He’s been in the NFL for 5 yaers and is will be 28 during this season.

    I remember a quote from the Seahag defense eralier that their goal was to flush Kap to one side of the field and their feeling was they could choke off his potential receivers and running lanes. This strategy is working and Kap has to overcome it.

    One of the apologists said that Carroll had Harbaugh’s number.
    In regular season they were 4-4 against each other. Kap has only one win against the Seahags so he needs to overcome that.

    As I said before they must improve who they have at backup QB
    and not be afraid to bench someone when things are not going well.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    What bothers me about the Chryst hiring is similar to what I said about Mangini.
    You pursued all these guys and seemed to turned down by 3 guys.
    Now you settle on Chryst.
    It is difficult to get excited about your 4th choice. When Chudzinski opts to stay with the Colts on a 1 year contract and Bicknell opts to stay a WR coach rather than be your OC is
    just really getting kicked in the face.

  90. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Logan may be a find for QB coach and Lord Kap needs it. His East Carolina team beat Ty Willingham’s Stanford bunch in a bowl game I believe. He’s a teacher/motivator type and is quite knowledgeable/innovative. Radio guy, good communicator. Knows the spread I’ve heard.

    Unlike many of our new coaches this man has some consistent wins on his record. Not sure how Balkey found him tho

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Logan was Tomsula’s OC in NFL Europe.

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly Bullit.
    They were all over the map with this journey.
    I think they felt Chryst wasn’t doing much as QB Coach.
    Needed a better option perhaps?

    Hard to know if Mangini was ever in the early running if they counted on Fangio too.
    Donatell to DC, vs Mangini to DC, could have changed their view of things once Fangio came off the list?

    Let’s just say, it wasn’t the smoothest of transitions by any stretch.

    I just can’t gauge the impact of Jed on Baalke from what is released via the media.

    I’d put more trust in Baalke, simply because he’s the NFL guy.

    Jed rubs me as a concerned Owner trying to look busy.
    That, in it’s own way, speaks to meddling for me but, what do I know?

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Scott Brown is reported to be the Niner new Dline coach.
    He was a Niners regional scout.
    This is not the Scott Brown that ran against Elizabeth Warren and lost for the senate seat in Massachusetts.
    So 2 very good hires with Lewis and Pendergast and a head scratcher with Brown.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I’m glad to see some optimism from you on Steve Logan.
    I’d had hoped you wouldn’t panic too early regarding his hire.

    I did a lot of ‘Web searches’ on him once his name surfaced.
    Knew nothing about him prior to his hire.
    He does look like an interesting addition.

    Quite the traveled Coach.
    Maybe Tomsula found a secret ingredient for Kaep?
    We can only hope at this point.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    All those announcements of Gase, Chudzinski and Bicknell were most likely leaked by their agents. Actually if you put Lane Kiffen in the mix then Chryst is 5th choice.
    Agents leaked the info to leverage bigger contracts for their clients.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well Bullit, we know Tomsula won’t be far away from the action on the DLine Coaching portion of things at least.

    I was hoping B.Y. would have gotten a look at least.
    Fingers crossed, hoping for the best at this point.
    If Offense improves, that means Kaep is improving too.

  97. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Absolutely Bullit.
    Agents know how the media feeds on speculation.
    The game is all about driving up interest.
    I had the feeling Baalke was working hardest to land Gase simply to pair a young OC with a young QB.

    In the end, Gase working for Tomsula or Fox was a no-brainer.
    I think Baalke simply told him he’d have a job in SF if all else failed.

    Very likely Baalke kept the interview express open while Gase made the rounds.

  98. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Just saw this article:

    “49ers are throwing Kaepernick to the wolves, and they don’t care.

    “If you’re an NFC West coach, you LOVE the comments York made yesterday. It makes defensive game-planning so easy — just focus on stopping Kaepernick’s designed runs and see how the 49ers respond.”

    http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/jed-york-isnt-in-a-mood-to-protect-teams-investment-in-colin-kaepernick/

    More from Steve Berman’s article:

    ” THE BOTTOM LINE: The 49ers can cut Kaepernick before April 1 in each season of this mega-extension and owe him nothing from that point forward. So why protect him like he’s made of porcelain?”

    “Kaepernick is talented. Even his strongest detractors would admit this. But as a pocket passer, he is not worth eight figures for one season’s worth of quarterbacking. The only way he’s worth top-10 money is if he’s throwing for 200 yards and rushing for 100, at least in York’s mind.”

    Run Kap Kap, yaaaahooo

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One huge positive advantage of having Chryst as the OC is that the offense won’t have to learn new terminology which should lessen the burden of not having to learn a new offense.

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The interesting thing in the end is, Tomsula has several guys on his Staff now, with previous NFL HC experience too.
    It’s not a complete disaster in that regard.

    Gase was likely ‘too green’ to consider as a HC IMO.
    Tomsula wasn’t much more experienced either but, he’s got more years in the game and, had HC experience in NFLE.

    Let’s just hope they don’t fall off too far next season.

    Can’t expect to be talking Playoffs, until we see what the heck we have when Pre-Season games take place.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phil

    I have said if Kap going to run he should try to plow through
    DBs (except for Chancellor) as he has a 40 lb advantage over them. He is more than capable of running through some guys and breaking tackles.
    He left a lot of yards on the field by going out of bounds like Franco Harris and sliding prematurely. As I’ve said in the past if you run on 3rd down you need to sell out to get that first down, not slide one yard short and force your team to punt.
    That is why I want a capable backup so Kap can play with reckless abandon.

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The terminology factor likely saved Chryst a spot on the Staff too Bullit.
    They know Kaep is at the center of this Offense.
    If he doesn’t improve, nothing will.

    Continuity on Offense is much more important right now.
    We’ll see how their plan develops.

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    If they pursue Gore and he comes back then it’s a vote of confidence for Tomsula.
    If they pursue Gore and he goes to the Colts or Redskins then
    the perception will be Frank doesn’t think much of the coaches hired.
    Let’s see how this plays out because there are many tough decisions that Baalke will have to make.
    IMO Stevie Johnson is not worth the $6 Mil that’s due to him next year and he needs to take a pay cut or I’d release him.
    Same with Brooks only because we have Lynch and Aldon.
    Another barometer player is Phil Dawson. He’s due to make $4 mil which would be worth it if you’re a contender. What Baalke does with the Kicker will show what he really thinks if the Niners can compete.

  104. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Bullit Kap could handle most DB head on so to speak. He does need to maximize his strengths (running) while improving other aspects of his game. Coaching is essential here and hope Logan unlike JH Chryst will provide the input Kap needs.

    Have to find our rays of light where we can in this deal NJ. We’ll see.

    Am I the only one rooting for the Patriots? Fine! Go Pats! Beat the nemesis of the north.

    37-27 NE

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Several sources have leaked that Charles Haley made it to the HOF. Congrats to a truly great pass rusher even though he was a head case and I’m being kind.

  106. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good points about how future personnel moves reflect GM thinking Bullit. Yeah will watch those for sure

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Haley should be in HOF true. And also in counseling lol

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Gore is one guy that could be a barometer, especially with GRo going to Buffalo.
    Given a cold weather venue or, finishing his career in one place, SF could retain him.
    It’ll come down to money.

    I’ve already told my Son that losing Crabtree is likely a foregone conclusion.
    I’d like to see Baalke make a run at Randall Cobb if GB can’t afford to retain him.

    Stevie can be restructured/extended to manage his Cap number too.
    I thought all along that Stevie was a move to provide insurance for the possibility of losing Crabtree anyway.

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I want to see the Pats run sweeps at Dickie Sherman and force him to make tackles. Then we’ll really see how his elbow is.
    Obviously I will root for the Pats.
    Crazy that crappy nosebleed seats are selling for $9,000.

    Next year at Levi’s I’ll take a couple of days and enjoy the festivities that come with the Super Bowl without attending the game. Somebody’s making a lot of money by scalping $250 tickets for $9K.

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke went out of his way to say the Niners were going to run the ball next season which would signal Gore to come back.
    Harbaugh/Roman showed Frank a lot of respect by allowing the old warhorse the carries to get his 1000 yard season and reach 10,000.
    I’d like to see Frank play his career out as a Niner like Bryant Young did.

  111. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ditto Bullit-
    Frank at the right price, is worth having on the roster, simply for the example he sets in the locker room, and on the field.

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have a feeling they’ll extend Vernon another 2 years but the numbers will be cap friendly.
    I could be wrong but Vernon has too much going on here in the Bay Area business wise to go else where except to the Raiduhs.
    Not sure if anyone would go out of their way to go to his Jamba Juice if he left the Niners.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t realize that Julian Edelman was from the peninsula.
    He went to Woodside high and the on to Kent State where Pats took him in 7th round..
    Bellachik has a knack for finding great slot receivers like Welker, Wuerfell and Edelman after the 5th round.
    New England didn’t get lucky, they are similar to the Steelers being able to identify WR talent.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Oops wrong Danny. Wuerfell was a Florida QB.
    I meant Danny Woodhead.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With large Cap dollars needing to be budgeted for Aldon, they may not gamble on Vernon simply because of his age.
    I’d like to see us grab TE Clive Walford from Miami, if he’s not ranked too high.

    This Draft Class is loaded on the DLine too.
    DT/DE won’t be a hard place to find help either.

    Guessing they’ll let Culliver or Cox walk, depending on which guy wants too much to stay.

    Talk of going to 4-3 likely has a lot to do with the strength of the Draft Class.
    Some of the DE’s can be converted to OLB, so Ahmad is likely too expensive to retain as well.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Belichick traded for Welker Bullit.
    Funny thing is, no one Drafted Welker.
    UDFA to SD, go figure……

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One guy I’m hoping Baalke has on the Draft Board is DE/OLB Lynden Trail from Norfolk St.
    He was worked out in Mobile at TE.
    Very athletic kid.

    6’7″/260 / 4.65

    A high quality FREAK.
    Get him!

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a kid from UVA that could be a nice replacement option for Ahmad too.
    Eli Harold – 6’4″/250 – 4.75

    Already plays in the UVA 3-4 so he’s got good experience in coverage and getting after the QB.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Somewhere I saw that switching to a 4-3 was refuted and they will stick with the 3-4.
    However that was pointed out to be moot because of the slot receivers the Niners were opening in a nickel as their base.

  120. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    All open to change at this point I guess Bullit?
    I like your UT DT Malcom Brown among others.

    Good year to restock the DLine regardless.

    The LB crop this year isn’t spectacular but, there’s good depth with positions we could use.
    WR/DL/CB

    Since Kaep is working with WRs Jaelen Strong and Kevin White at EXOS, that’s a good ‘test-drive’ for them to decide if either is worth the Pick at 15.

    If not, Malcolm Brown would be a nice option, though maybe a little high at 15, they could always see about dropping back a few slots and grabbing another Pick.

    Lot’s a options and, Baalke isn’t afraid to hop around the Draft Board.

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The OT I liked early on in my Draft research, Cedric Ogbuehi from TX A&M, tore an ACL.
    He was slotted in the Top 10 prior to his injury.

    Knowing Baalke, how he isn’t afraid to ‘Red Shirt’ some of his Picks, this kid could go that route if he slides beyond RD2?

    He took similar chances on Tank and Brandon Cooper.

    I guess it all depends on the medical eval, and likely the Surgeon who did the repair perhaps?

    Risky sure but, Frank sure panned out well for us, with having had both knees repaired.
    Not so fortunate with Marcus Lattimore though.
    I’d think a RB is much more risky than an OLine/DLineman.

  122. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like the owner’s son has it all figured out. “It’s simple.” Just let the players make plays! And I thought it was impossible for me to think less of that idiot. No wonder he can’t see the need for retaining proven coaches.

    I think he forgot that Kaepernick’s salary is guaranteed if he’s injured. Maybe he just sees that disability policy they required Kaepernick to purchase paying off.

    I seriously think the only thing he cares about is hosting next year’s Super Bowl and how much face time he can steal.

    Anyway, Charles Haley finally made it in the Pro Football HOF. One injustice set right.

  123. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    LOL NoFear49er –
    Yeh, our boy genius is a head-scratcher.

    It’s like expecting the weatherman to pitch a perfect game in Jed’s world.

    We’ll let Kaep run and scare the Defenses we face week-in-week-out.

    He needs a real job to keep him busy.
    Something that doesn’t involve making NFL decisions would be a good place to start.
    He’s really beginning to scare me.

    Ditto on Charles.
    Long overdue.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Let’s see how they do at the combine.
    I think Malcom Brown might be worthy of being picked 15th.
    He causes havoc by penetrating the Oline and collapsing their middle and he has a high motor.

  125. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    “The Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick, a detail-obsessed martinet of Prussian severity but without even a Junker’s flair for jollity….” I think George Will has spoken well here. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-letting-the-air-out-of-americas-season-of-wretched-excess/2015/01/30/07005412-a7e1-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html

  126. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of links . . .

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12248810/mike-nolan-join-san-diego-chargers-staff-linebackers-coach

    He’s faring better than Singletary. But I see a job in the league office designing suits in his future.

  127. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Heh. George Will can turn a phrase. Captures “Von Bellichick” quite well, I think.

  128. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I doubt George Will is the least bit surprised that Brady and Belichick didn’t fall to their knees begging Goodell’s forgiveness after observing the “real professional” truth dodgers in politics all these years. I think he’s just amazed at the capacity of the masses to put up with just about anything while fooling themsleves that they don’t.

    Now when does the season start with our assembled staff of league misfits? I can’t wait!

  129. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    When does our new Super Bowl season start NF? Pretty quick after this big dance we weren’t invited to is over. Then the high grade baloney fest we are invited to can continue. Winning with class, go get ’em, attaboy Tommy boy, rah rah. I can’t wait for us to go to the next Super Bowl. I mean we’re going to Host the next Super Bowl in York’s new stadium while two good teams actually play. Whoopie.

  130. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Patriots moving ball but INT in end zone

  131. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pats do have ability to move on O with short underneath passes along Blount running. SEA injury to Lane who intercepted

  132. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pats playing excellent D to stuff Beast and sack the shrimp. Revis pretty good huh?

  133. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pressure on Wilson. He tries deep bomb per tendency and it is incomplete. Not much for SEA O but it’s early. Watch out for last 5 minutes…

  134. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pats moving ball with passes for 1st downs. Sea has 115 yards on O into 2nd Q = Lynch. Zero yards passing.

    Belechick has good D today. Must be coaching

  135. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    SEA has 15 yards not 115 on O

  136. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    TD Pats from Brady to La’Fell. 30 more points to make me a geneous

  137. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    SEA D looks like crap, playing like it’s GB in Clink. They cannot cover the Pats receivers.

  138. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    2nd sack on Wilson = nobody open. Tukuafu in as FB

  139. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Wilson tries Kearse deep as he likes to = incomplete. Yes.

    Seattle tries bullying on D, what’s new?

    F the SEA chumps

  140. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    8:05 2nd Q and SEA has 20 yards on O = all Lynch

  141. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Dickie Sherman and Carroll getting worried sez the announcers

  142. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lockette makes a good play down field. But we could use him

  143. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    TD Gronkowski from Brady covered by one lonely LB, badly

  144. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    SEA ties it up with some help from Lockette again

  145. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baldwin gets a 15 yd penalty for simulating pooping a football.
    Another Seahag I can’t stand.

    http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/2/1/7961311/doug-baldwin-moon-crowd-seahawks-patriots-super-bowl-randy-moss

  146. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pats are behind because they have made the big mistakes in the game so far.

  147. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pats fighting back with ball in 4th 24-21 @ 7:10

  148. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep 2 TO have hurt the Pats.

    No one can accuse the Seaputz of winning with class. Heaven forbid!

  149. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Game is getting interesting as Pats are marching

  150. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pats Ist and goal at the 6 outside 2 mins
    Think back 2 years ago as Pats take a TO on 1st down because play clock was running down

  151. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Patriots need some D to stop SEA w/ 2 min left. Guts to come back 2 scores down 28-24

  152. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pats lead, now I sure hope they still rush 4 and don’t play soft prevent
    Seahags have all their TOs.

  153. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch catches a bomb at midfield from Wilson. Seen this before

  154. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    INT! Lol Sea gets the blowback for “classy play”. YEAH BABY

  155. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Passing at the goal line? Great call for…NE

  156. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Brady gets nervous SEA to jump offsides

  157. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Eat it bully boys of Carroll you F ing losers

  158. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I want to see Gronk or Edelman go over to Dick and get in his face telling him good game.

  159. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Carroll went all Kap to Crabtree there at the end. We know how that ends.

    Ha, good game Brady and the Pats

  160. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle’s luck finally runs out. Absolute dumbest play call in NFL history.

  161. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah F Sherman, Irvin and Carroll. “Great game”

    But Niners have a Looooong way to go to catch SEA regardless

  162. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Right Skeebs. Wow what was that?

    Sea doesn’t “deserve” to win and by God they didn’t…like I said

  163. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Staley: “That seahawks coordinator just cost every player a ring lol. U. Have. Marshawn.”

  164. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Could be some bad vibes in that Seahawks locker room right now. Hope Bevell gets out alive. Hahahahahahaha!

  165. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll be waiting with bated breath this offseason for the endless crucifixion of RW for his horrible game in the SB, throwing behind the open receiver on what should have been the game winning play. Oh, sorry, this is Skeebs’ blog. That treatment’s only directed at Kappy.

  166. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wilson’s pass wasn’t so bad – Butler made an extraordinary play and jumped the route.

    But yeah – you have Marshawn. Y U No Run?

  167. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy’s pass to Crabs was pretty good, too. Sherman’s one of the three best corners in the game (PP in AZ, and The Island) and he needed a terrific play and a teammate’s help.

  168. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Question is was this Lynch’s last game with Seahags as he wasn’t happy with his contract.
    Seahag offense without Lynch is ordinary.

  169. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle’s set to throw a ton of money at Lynch. as in AP money.

    First thing I thought was Carroll wanted RW to get the MVP not Lynch so he callled a pass.

  170. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t fault Wilson or Bevell for that play(call). As is evident on the web, EVERYBODY was in the bag for a Lynch run. It’s been the Seahawks pattern to try to come up with the unexpected play to put a stake in the heart of things. As Grumpy Guy mentions, it was one helluva play for the rookie corner to make.

    The offsides penalty that followed was the killer. And even that, in that situation is hard to fault. I think the Seahawks just ran out their string of lucky shit happening at just the right time, too.

    No fault of theirs, either. Almost every team needs some lucky bounces to win it all.

    I sure am glad I don’t have to look forward to endless Sherman interviews after a repeat.

  171. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You seem to like the Niners running in that situation, NoFear. Teams stack the line against us and we don’t execute.

    Hard not to hand the ball to Lynch in that situation though. The guy gets tackled for losses about once every 3 games.

    It was a great play by Butler, but the amount of traffic all around that throw made it very risky.

  172. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I was looking for Lynch to pound it in, too. But I would have gone to a play action at that point, myself.

    Actually, Wilson had that slant route all the way, but a split second sooner maybe would have been completed easier.

    Considering down and distance and time outs remaining, and Seattle preferring to run the clock out with their score if possible, an incomplete there would have been a pretty good play, too. Followed by run and run if needed and a TO in between to use if required. So all in all not a bad play call. Just a great play by the rookie corner seeing the play develop and jumping that slant route from behind the receiver.

  173. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Demarcus Dobbs has now seen two SB rings waft away from inside the five yard line.

  174. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18

10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

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

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