Jed York Sucks

The long offseason begins. Seeing Russell Wilson and the Seahawks discover Sunday that they were not an invincible force was a pleasant send off to the 2014 year. There’s nothing sweeter than seeing a bunch of crass and arrogant blowhards get their butts handed to them.

The pleasure will be brief, however, because the focus now turns to our own franchise. And by any measure of intelligent observation, the 49ers new coaching staff is vastly inferior to the old coaching staff. In both talent, cohesion, and any record of previous success in the NFL. Unless we all somehow witness The Miracle on Centennial Blvd. this coming year, there’s no way the team will unseat Seattle for the Division crown, and it’s highly unlikely they’ll find a way to crawl into the playoffs as a wild card, either. Indeed, even a winning record seems dubious.

Some people seem to think throwing away a year is an acceptable price to pay in order to be rid of Greg Roman and/or Jim Harbaugh, the architects of the only success this franchise has had this century. I don’t quite follow that logic. What fan can truly be happy with what’s likely to be a crappy season of football in 2015? Being frustrated with one aspect of a team should never outweigh what the team accomplishes as a whole.

But the real concern is the future beyond this coming season. What Jed York and Trent Baalke exhibited in January was a clueless, inept, dog-and-pony show that failed miserably to attract any of the half decent coaches they purportedly wooed. Most NFL observers think the 49ers are a mess, and a stumblebum season will only cement that assessment. In addition, the league’s coaches noticed the incredibly shoddy treatment of Harbaugh, a guy who had done wonders for the franchise.

All of which means that attracting another great head coach like Harbaugh is going to be a long time coming. If ever. When he chose to take the job, York and Baalke practically wet their pants in jubilation. But they couldn’t handle him getting all of the credit. Especially now. Especially York.

2014 was the year York wanted the spotlight to shine directly on him and his new stadium. He wants it even more so in 2015, as the stadium prepares to host the 2015 Super Bowl next February. York doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about me. Or the team. Or the coaches. Right now, he only cares about impressing that exclusive little club of 32 billionaires making millions of dollars off all of us. He wants to be a big shot in that group, envisioning himself as a next generation Art Rooney or Robert Craft. In reality, he’s a lot more like the meddling moron Jerry Jones — a guy who values the dollar far more than the on field product. A guy who demands the spotlight.

Jim Tomsula is a Cowboys kind of HC. Subservient, grateful, kneeling before the throne whenever the owner beckons. A guy who can be discarded whenever a scapegoat is needed and replaced by another bobble head without the slightest ripple or improvement in the team’s operations.

If York was on drugs, he’d be Jim Irsay, with his mindless tweets and team assessments. Instead, he’s just a clueless, round-faced dipwad. Get ready to see York sitting next to Baalke in the draft room, making suggestions and trying to look significant. It’s coming soon to your local nightmare.




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  1. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s all about the execution. If the players play, they’ll be fine. It’s a matter of getting them in the right places TO execute.

    This is a team full of talent. All they need to do is shore up the passing game to around 14th-15th rather than 30th and they’ll be fine. It isn’t nearly as hard as they made it look.

    And poor old Skeebs will look bad for hoping against hope that we suck.

    Look, I ain’t thrilled with this hiring process so far, but we’ve actually gotten some good guys in here as coaches. The defense looks as if it’ll be good, if not better, than last year. Certainly having Willis and Bowman at full strength will help. I didn’t like how our pass rush disappeared for entire game stretches last year. Without pressure, Jay fricking Cultler and Drew Stanton among others, beat us. Mangina assumes his better side of coaching as he’s much better defensively than he was offensively.

    Not so much with the offense and the Geepster, but Logan has a strong background, and there is something to the continuity factor that Chryst almighty brings. What opos into my head though, is the Peter Principle. . .

    Being stupid never precluded owners from winning the big prize. Just look at Jerry Jones.

    Shore up both lines in the draft is a key. Getting a deep threat is a must as well.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “It’s all about the execution.”

    I thought you said it was all about better play calling, Chuck. You should go on tour with Jed. You could both grin like idiots at the simplicity of it all.

  3. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, maybe you sometimes notice humorous remarks as they fly over your head.

    Then again . . .

    I rest my case. Point is, it isn’t about Jed now. It’s about the players and coaches.

    But keep carrying your torch for St. Jim. maybe in a parallel universe somewhere Harbs is still coaching, and the Niners go 6-10 in 2015 as the offense turns into a go-nowhere-do nothing pile of 3-and-outs.

    Oh, wait.

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For a writer, you lack basic vocabulary skills, and have rudimentary understanding skills.

    Got to work on that stuff dude.

  5. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Execution? Like John McKay, sometimes I’m in favor of it.

  6. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Selling this coaching staff to the fans is a lot like selling them on investing their hard-earned cash in penny stocks instead of the same ol’ blue chips.

    While it’s possible you can come up with a winner it’s not nearly as likely. And while you may think the gamble is fun, it’s not the route you’d choose for yourself investing your own nest-egg or 401k.

    It’s funny how the folks who insist on cheerleading this new group of coaches who’ve failed and/or accomplished little (and insist that you cheer, too) are the same ones who refused to cheer for the group that actually won lots of games and instead were anxious critics of everything, before and after every game.

    As far as fans being largely gullible dolts, well, just goes to show ya. Do your worst Jed and Trent, we love fresh meat best.

  7. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I’m dismayed you do called fans are bailing. I’ve said 200 times on my blog and here that the process was backwards. It’s a cluster chuck situation.

    That being said, the offense under Harbaugh has been lacking. There’s no denying the fact Harbaugh leaned heavily on his defense. His run game was fairly sophisticated but for all the success we were bad at 3rd down conversions and scoring in the red zone.

    The passing game has changed little since ASmith was running it.

    As usual you paint with a broad brush, NoFear. Call me whatever you want but the truth is this offense under Harbaugh was figured out. Harbs had no answer.

    Teams routinely made in game adjustments that Harbaugh had no counter for. How many first half leads did we lose this year? 4? 5?

  8. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Your defense is the best in the league, your QB is having trouble learning the pro game, what do you do? It’s not the crime of the century as you’d like to portray it, it’s just what makes sense. You, I guess, would feature your weak and struggling pass offense as the smart strategy?

    Throw out this year, the number of starters out with injury alone make it an outlier. Anybody knows that, or should know it.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but Gore racked up another 1,000 yard year in the offense everybody had “figured out” despite all the injuries and subs to the o-line.

    Harbaugh apparently thought Kaepernick needed to stick with the game plan in order to make the breakthrough that never materialized. I’ll assume you don’t think you know more than Harbaugh about QBs making the transition from college to the pro game. And I’m pretty sure he knew he could revert to the run-first offense at any time, albeit at the expense of Kaepernick’s development. Kaepernick, the guy you refuse to assign any blame to in the lack of offensive production, didn’t hold up his end this year either.

    Nobody’s bailing, btw. Just bitching about the complete failure of a plan to replace a staff that shouldn’t have been replaced and expecting fans to swallow any form of bullshit and cheer for it. You’re familiar with bitching aren’t you?

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Chuck thinks Tomsula can get 4 more wins out of the team than Harbaugh Having said that Harbaugh would be 6-10 if he stayed on as coach and Tomsula would be better than 8-8.
    I’ll listen for an explanation on how this happens.

  10. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

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

    What about Tukuafu? He played in them. The Tukuafu curse!

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And it was Lockette who came up short on that final pass. Maybe Pete will shy away from grabbing our castoffs in the future.

  12. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh took away Kappy’s innate running ability. Pretty stupid. A lot of this regression was induced by the coaching staff.

    Just look at the Green Bay playoff game last year. Kappy dragged the offense through the playoffs last year by the force of his will and his ability to escape the pocket.

    This year they tried stifling that, to shitty results.

    You don’t turn him into Peyton manning. End of story.

    Will this coaching staff loosen the reins?

    One would hope. But I guess we need 4 more months of blaming St Jim before we move on.

  13. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jimi will be fine, it’s the putz who dumped him who will reap the whirlwind. And us happy fans who deserve far better than Jones jr.

    Whirlwind descended on another arrogant crew up north when in yet another attempt to be cute and outsmart the world luck, fate, the powers that be, gods or more likely God herself said: Not so fast tough guys.

    It all balances out and the bigger they are in their own minds the harder they fall. In the SB the good guys won and the bullies got ‘the cosmic jokes on you guys’. A fine, inevitable and just reward for arrogance.

    Losing without class, that’s Seattle.

    For the Niners we have a little debt to pay in the arrogance department. Brought to us compliments of the Yorks who ignorantly seem to believe winning and class can be bought cheap. Dream on. Debts will be collected from the arrogant. Just ask Carroll.

  14. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, it’s Bullitt and NoFear!

    Nice selfie.

  15. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Btw, NoFear, b of a was basically a penny stock not too long ago. I did pretty well with that.

    Beyond that, Gore was one of the guys unhappy with the play calling, so bringing him up is stupid.

    Kappy was taught not to run. The coaches created the situation where they wanted him to stay on the pocket and read through his progressions. Trouble is the Niners couldn’t block well enough for him to get anywhere in his progressions. More often than not guys came in unblocked and Kappy didn’t have time to see his first read. Is it surprising to you he struggled?

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Warren Sapp may have missed his chance at a happy ending in AZ but, us 9er fans, and NFLN fans, got one for nut’n.

    What an idiot.

    Now, if only they can find a way to lose Deion and Michael Irvin, things might actually improve over there.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs your piece scares me a little bit.
    In Jerruh World, Jerruh is King.
    He’s the defacto GM, CEO and everything in between.
    I pray Jed doesn’t become anything close to Jerruh in that regard.

    Hopefully, the return of Tom Gamble will put a little buffer between Jed and Trent.
    I’ve go no problem with Trent, as the ‘football guy’ in our FO, it’s the perception that Jed is interfering that concerns me most.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    How dare you say anything bad about Deion and Michael Irvin?
    Chuck quotes these guys because they are experts on the Niners
    and it fits his narrative and agenda.
    Remember Chuck trusts the two ex Cowgurls but thinks Brent Jones
    is not well connected and discounts his opinion.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Irvin is a total Dallas homer Bullit, Deion is just annoying.

    How these guys get paid for their insight, is a total mystery to me.

    Sapp made sense, (once in awhile) but, by and large, he was the guy that completed this set of the NFLN 3 Stooges.

    Thankfully we can start listening to Combine/Draft analysis.
    Nice to see Seattle give it away yesterday too.

    You can bet the NFL didn’t want any parts of Marshawn getting the MVP, though it might have been totally hysterical, trying to send him to Disneyworld.

    “Marshawn your Seattle Seahawks just won B2B SBs, what are you going to do now?”

    YEAH!

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One thing Tomsula and Staff should have taken notice of last night.
    Short controlled passing game took it’s toll on Seattle.

    Smaller, quicker WRs might be the answer for us, along with Kaep learning the touch and timing required to execute it.

  21. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What did Brent Jones’s gardener have to say about Kaepernick, skippy?

    Show me the quote where he says he observed Kappy’s study habits.

    Show me the quote where he says he talks to Tom Rathman about Kappy’s film study habits.

    Crabs is Irvin’s bitch, BTW.
    He’ll have a lot of fun in TB next year.

  22. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Nj, I saw a lot of 2 deep with the safeties by Sea last night, they were banged up in their defensive backfield (Thurman, Chancellor and Sherman were all hurt) and it got worse when lane went down after the pick. They were playing not to give up big plays.

    Brady looked pretty ordinary in the first half but when Avril went down, the pass rush eased up.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just posted the injury factor on your site Chuck.
    All these extra games have caught up with them, as they did to us last year.
    They were covering for Earl Thomas back there.
    Dude was playing in a harness vs GB too.
    Couldn’t lift his left arm if he wanted to.

    Now Quinn leaves and some Staff shuffling will occur up there now.

    No pity from this 9er fan.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thurman??? You mean Dennis Thurman?
    He last played in 1986.
    Again poor knowledge.

  25. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Pooh. What an observation, corksoaker.

    Did NoFear take your rattle?

  26. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Where are those quotes?

  27. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry Billie. Where does it say Jones saw Kappy’s film study habits? It doesn’t. Oh, how about his midnight gab-feats with Tom Rathn? Curiously absent.

    Sorry. Boo hoo. Nice try. Here’s a years supply of rice-a-roni. The San Francisco treat.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spinning as predicted Chuckles?
    I forgot you have reading comprehension problems.
    If you can’t see where he talks about film study I can’t help you.
    Everyone else can see this except you.
    I have to say trolls like you see what they want.

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The pass play that cost them the victory, might’ve worked, had Lockette made a more aggressive move forward.

    Kearse got jacked up by Browner as well, never moved him back at the start of that play.
    I think it stole some momentum from Lockette?
    Not a terrible call but, it got outplayed by NE.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    When at the one yard line you shouldn’t line up in shotgun because you are telling the defense it’s a passing play or a draw.
    Better to be under center and make the defense respect play action.
    All is in hindsight and Monday Morning Quarterbacking.

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, your act is tired and frankly, boring as hell. Overwhelmed and confused by facts your default is always to start with (go back to) the childish shit. Sorry about whatever mental defect you suffer from but there’s really not much point in trying to reply to anything you post to troll for an argument.

    Next time I want your opinion, I’ll ask Flavor.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Bullit –
    Lynch in play action would have been the better call, definitely.

    I just think Kearse isn’t the go to guy he thinks he is.
    Damn near cost them the NFCCG with all the balls that clanked off his hands.
    Until he saved their day in OT of course.

    Entertaining game if nothing else.

    A Seattle loss is always enjoyable for us, anyway we can get it, especially in the SB.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The entire world was betting on Lynch in that spot.

    Had they sold a play action there, that pass would have likely had a better chance to succeed.

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, they were in 11 personnel so no FB and a single TE and the Pats were manned up on the receivers. Did you notice Wilson appeared to change the play as they lined up?

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NoFear49er, I haven’t studied a replay yet.
    Is that what you picked up?
    I know you get the better look.

    I tried to gather some perspective today but, didn’t get a good look from the talking heads today.
    Had to turn away from all the chatter.

    I have the overnight edition of Playbook DVR’d, hoping to see a better breakdown in the AM.
    What I did see was Browner jacking up Kearse.
    Might’ve disrupted the play just enough maybe?

    Had my doubts about Kearse/Lockette in that combo though.
    Neither guy scares me in terms of ‘hands’.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Picked this up from a Kawakami Twitter feed –
    Chryst had Red Zone play calling duties?
    Say it ain’t so……..

    “Harbaugh’s general set-up: Roman called 1st-2nd-down plays, Solari called short-yardage, Morton called 3rd-down passes & Chryst Red Zone…”

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If he’s correct with that information, it’s no wonder we burned so many play clocks.
    Holy Father of Football, who does that?

    Where exactly would Harbaugh factor in I wonder?
    Play Clock Traffic Cop?

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll say one thing for Pete, he immediately took the heat off of Bevell in terms of the play call.

    Honestly, at the moment it happened, I focused on the Pats’ DLine and missed the action in the Offensive backfield.
    I expected Lynch, like most of the World did.

    Tried to see who was going to win the LOS battle, in that mass of humanity at the snap.
    Love those goal line pile ups.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another thing I thought might’ve happened after the Pick was, Brady/Belichick taking the Safety, as John Harbaugh did to us, to avoid the potential for a TO.

    Bennett gave them breathing room with the Off side call to give them the breathing room they needed to go to victory formation.
    There was little to no time left following the TO.

    Interesting chess match there at the end.

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, I can’t believe that would be the play calling norm. Sounds more like the area of game plan input.

    In the SB, after the Pats lined up in the victory formation someone realized they would be giving up a safety kneeling in the EZ, Belichick I suppose, and they called a TO and came back to reset to run a sneak.

    Yeah, I liked that Carroll spoke up to defend the OC, or the QB, but he indicated a run would have been a good idea there while he was doing it.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Crazy ending NoFear49er.
    Kneeling for a Safety would have changed the field position but, could have allowed a FG from Seattle to beat them I guess?
    Hardly any time to do so but, certainly possible.

    Was reading that Bruce Irvin will live for now as the only guy to be ejected from a SB.
    Dubious distinction.

  42. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    well, that’s one way to go down in the history books.

    We usually have people rooting for both sides here for the big game but yesterday there wasn’t a Seahawks fan among us. So that INT was a big crowd pleaser. Especially after that wild completion to Kearse.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ditto.
    No love for either side in this one.
    Pissed that Brady eclipsed Joe but, happy Seattle didn’t repeat too.
    All in all, entertaining finish.

  44. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He hasn’t eclipsed Joe NJ, he merely tied his win record. 4-0 beats 4-2 in my book.

    Btw if I want your opinion Billie/NoFear I’ll ask a stump.

    Yes the truth can be tired and boring. RW didn’t change the call at the line.

    Gossip away.

  45. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Waiting for the quote, Billie.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Troll on Chuckles.
    I have proven my point. You choose to spin and deflect.
    You are not in a position to demand anything because you’ve been called out dozens of times and have taken the chicken little route.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It is obvious to everyone but the apologists that Kap was a flawed QB last season and counted on to guide the offense to better things he wasn’t up to the task.

    It’s always one lame excuse after another. Of course watching coaching film and seeing with your own eyes that receivers were
    open but Kap either ignored them or didn’t see them is met with denial by those who make excuses and they’ll tell you a tale that your eyes deceive you and they have the football acumen to tell you so. Total crock of BS.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The apologists blamed Roman for all the Red Zone woes of the Niner offense last year.
    They said Roman was evil and the root cause.
    Yesterday it was revealed that Chryst called Red Zone plays.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2015/2/2/7965539/49ers-offensive-play-calling-and-jim-tomsulas-coaching-staff

    The apologists wished for this and their knee jerk reaction
    has led to where we are today.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brent Jones has a lot to say yesterday and the apologists will not appreciate his take.
    http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/brent-jones-kaepernick-super-bowl-seahawks/

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Quinn’s been the Falcons HC for one day and he’s already filled out his whole staff.

  51. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gosh! That means they win the Super Bowl, Skeebs! Looks like you got to his staff first.

    So 2 years after the fact, Brent jones comes forth with this nugget? He doesn’t know, skippy. Just like he doesn’t know how much film Kappy studies.

    Prove any of this.

  52. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah. To a better place, Bullit. Thanks for supporting the decision to get rid of Harbaugh.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    You have your troll on full throttle trying to bait arguments by twisting things around.
    Not going to feed you troll.
    You lost the discussion weeks ago on this topic.

  54. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    While Chuck is consulting with his stump, I’m sure NJ49er was referring to the Super Bowl Passing TDs record which Brady claimed Sunday with 13. Montana, of course, threw the previous record of 11 in four games while Brady needed six games to surpass his mark.

    Brady is now a member of the four ring QB club, but only some newbies and biased Patriot fans, and maybe Chuck, would put him ahead of Montana on the greatest of all time pro football QBs.

  55. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Ahem.

    Highest passer rating, career, (40 attempts), 127.83

    Joe Montana – 4 games, San Francisco XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV

    And NO interceptions.

    Take a seat, Tommy Boy.

  56. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently I’m giving you too much credit, NoFear. In your case, the stump wins. What did I say at 7:19 am?

    Right? Billie. You said jones and Rathman discussed Kappy’s film study habits based on your own delusions and nothing else.

    Show me where they ever mention talking about it.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Paasing stats are really skewed because the rules have been altered to make passing and scoring easier.
    For that reason it is hard to compare different eras. Just like baseball with the 154 and 162 game seasons, football was once at 14 games then went up to 16 games and now they’re talking 18 games.
    They’ve added extra rounds to the playoffs with the wild cards
    and now will look to add additional teams. This will also inflate “playoff stats”.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    It was a private conversation. Why don’t you disprove what I said TROLL.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Consider where the 49ers were under Harbaugh just a year ago and where they are now.
    At this time last year the thinking was we were a player or two away from making up the gap in getting past the Seahags. At the start of the year a lot of pundits had this equal or beating the Seahags and representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
    Post Harbaugh the team is in flux and there are too many unknowns to be considered a contender.
    Now the feeling is instead of being a player or two away from
    being damn good there are huge question marks about the coaching staff.
    It is disturbing that so many potential coaches look at the Niners as a pariah organization refusing offers to become coordinators.
    What a difference a year makes. The fool that keeps chirping we are better off now than before once again shows how little he knows about what it takes to win.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    We need to improve on the field with execution = QB, OL to regain form, improve WR corps, improve RBs since Gore is old, Hyde is young and Hunter was hurt. 8-8 will result with the same O performance. Kap must improve as we have discussed.

    Need to avoid injuries across the board.

    D needs to hold its own with Bowman back and additions to DL, CB. Losing Fangio will hurt.

    Coaching needs to be functional which we don’t know and won’t until games start. RZ efficiency must improve! No slants at goal line per SEA. Wow nice coaching but poor throw and good DB play there. Lockette our hero.

    Owner’s child must STFU which he never will.

    Other than that we’re good to go

  61. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Where were you during this conversation, Bullitt? Hiding in the bushes?

    Can we Consider where the Niners were at the end of the season,too? Can we consider the disjointed offense?

  62. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh Phil, why stick with these clowns who are hoping we crash and burn?

    All this hooraw around the coaches doesn’t mean shit. NoFear blames the players all year and now it’s about the coaching? Flippity floppity.

    They need to move the passing game out of the 70s and they’ll be fine. This team has a lot of talent. Love to see Gore back. Won’t miss Crabs. VD? With The 800 yard man VMcD on the mend I think they need to at least try to keep him.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck my comment regarding Tom and Joe had more to do with overall stats.
    He’s now tied with Joe in Rings and eclipsed him in several specific categories specific to the QB stats.
    No issues overall with Tom, since he was a Joe fan growing up.
    Tom just comes off as whiny and petulant and, we never associated those terms with Joe.

    Joe did it with less restrictions on the Defense as well.
    Had Joe played in the Tom era, he, and Rice, probably move the finish line for stats even further away from reach.

    All told, Seattle lost.
    Happy endings come in many forms sometimes I guess?

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see today I lost another bet.

    Dick LeBeau joined Whizzer in TN.
    Thought for sure, he and Arians, would be a slam dunk reunion in AZ.

    I guess there was enough of a relationship with KWhiz, to make that happen in TN.
    Looks like Dick got the favorable ‘Asst HC’ label there as well.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er, I got a chance to see the ’11’ personnel you mentioned last night, on the infamous Seattle goal line disaster today.

    No play fake to Lynch likely allowed Butler to jump that slant?

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again the hypocrisy on display big time by Chuckles.
    All last season he was making statement along with his sidekick
    that they would sacrifice wins just to get rid of Roman.

    Nobody here is hoping for a crash and burn, just questioning with good reason some of the coaches that have been hired due to the fact that all the names at the top of their lists have turned them down. For DC they should have considered Donatell but they never even interviewed him.

    Again the hypocrisy where on a constant basis Chuckles complained about schemes and playcalling and now says it’s all about execution by the players. Flip flop 180 degree turn.
    But that’s the expected behavior of Chuckles as he trolls..

  67. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ from what I saw and also read Belicheck kept his D in goal line while letting the DBs play man. DBs said they were expecting pass since SEA was spread out along the Oline.

    Others have said: (@PD blog)

    ” Passing over the middle in the red zone brings a fair amount of risk. There were other pass plays they could have run that would have given little to no chance of an INT.”

    “Why call a slant over to the middle when the middle of the field is crowded, to your #4 receiver who is not noted for his ability to catch in traffic?…..Roll Wilson out and give him license to hit an open receiver, run it in if there’s room, or float it out the back of the endzone if nothing’s there and live to run on 3rd. Use the threat of Lynch and go with play action. Or run a fade, or any outside route away from the crowded middle of the field. You need a play where the only likely outcomes are incomplete or touchdown. Instead, they ran a relatively more risky play, and paid the consequences because, as noted, the execution of a bad play call was poor.”

    BOTH coaching and execution at fault (or get praise) as Wilson led Lockette and the DB Butler jumped in front of RL to where the ball was heading- and beat him to it. Wilson led RL and should have drilled the numbers.

    Then we would be listening to Sherman II yammering for another year. But gods were good…

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I’m sure not complaining that Seattle lost it.
    Simply trying to understand the situation.
    Always easy for us to question the call after the fact.

    Agree regarding Russell buying a little better view with a roll out but, the clock was a huge factor.
    It called for an immediate read/react.

    The piece of that play that caught me when it happened was Kearse matched up on Browner.
    He gave away way too much in terms of size/strength for that particular play.

    Browner/Butler won the matchup over Kearse/Lockette.

    I could find some fault with Russell not seeing the missing LB too.
    They subbed Butler when Seattle showed their play package.
    Pats DC made a hero out of Butler with that change.
    Russell could have countered with Lynch.

    Heckuva chess match there.

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d kick the tires on WR Randall Cobb Bullit.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe WR Jeremy Maclin or TE Damaryius Thomas as well.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    See how much Maclin, Jordan Cameron and Terance Knighton want

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit did you follow any of the activities in Mobile during Senior Bowl Week?

    I’m putting OLB Lynden Trail on my Keeper List for the Draft.

    Might be a candidate for conversion to TE as well.
    He got some work in Mobile at that position so, I’m guessing some Scouts are already thinking conversion as well?

    Be a nice option to pair with Aldon too.
    Aldon and Lynden has a ring to it, no?

    Kid is 6’7″ 260
    Keep an eye on him if he gets invited to Indy for the Combines.

    Impressive kid.
    Caught a few TDs at Norfolk State, so he’s obviously got some hands as a Red Zone threat.

    http://www.nsuspartans.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2276

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Impressive stats for a kid who only played 3 years, albeit at a small school program –

    Year GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
    2010 RS – – – – –
    2011 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0
    2012 11 70 17.0 6.0 4 0
    2013 12 94 12.5 8.5 8 2
    2014 12 91 11.5 5.0 4 0
    Totals 35 255 41.0 19.5 16 2

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, did you notice Lynch and Baldwin came out of the huddle and lined up on the weak side and Wilson had them move to the strong side on that slant/INT?

    They had stacked the receivers on the right side on the Lynch run play previous and NE had Browner line up to jam the receiver on the line (Kearse) while Revis took the receiver (Baldwin) lined up off the line to get his desired release.

    They stacked two receivers again on the slant play (Kearse and Lockette) with Kearse on the line and Lockette stacked behind. And again NE had Browner doing the jam leaving Butler to cover Lockette in his desired release.

    At first they had Baldwin line up in the slot right and then lined him up split out to the left and had Lynch move from the weak side to the strong (left) side. too. Actually Lynch started behind Wilson in an I and then went right to behind the tackle before Wilson moved him to the left side. On the play Baldwin didn’t release into the pattern he just blocked Revis and Lynch released to the corner. After the snap Wilson didn’t look at anything but Lockette. Did he call an audible?

  75. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Did he call an audible?”

    I read someone said he did call one. What a chess match and worked out for the ‘good guys’. I had no idea all that was going on as only saw brief replay

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I defer to you for the in depth analysis, I trust your insight with the X’s & O’s.

    It just looked to me, like Lynch never even concerned NE.
    That’s what struck me as ODD.

    Not so much as a threat to run there, from what I could decipher.

    Butler knew what was coming the instant it happened.
    We expect good Coaching from Belichick but, Butler IS a Rookie.
    He made Russell look like the youngster in that situation.

    I just thought the personnel was a mismatch.
    Trying to have Kearse work on Browner?
    Very strange decision there I thought.

    Came down to players making plays of course but, again, I don’t think Seattle matched up very well for that situation.(Obviously)

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll have to revisit that alignment NoFear49er.

    As I mentioned last night, when the play happened, in real time on Sunday, I immediately focused on the Line Play.

    Never paid much attention to what took place in the backfield.
    I do remember Lynch being back there, (I think) but, was totally expecting a pile up with Lynch.

    I’m sure you have it right.
    Gonna study that one again, to see if I can make some sense of it.

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    But yes, Browner on Kearse, just didn’t look to me like a winnable situation for Seattle.
    Pats blew that up completely.

    Gotta wonder if Browner expected it before Butler read it too?

    Either way, we know how it ended of course.
    Just thought Pete/Bevell would have done something ‘new’, like they did with WR Matthews earlier in the game.
    Gotta have some tricks for big moments like that.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lockette for the lead sure didn’t seem to me like a no-brainer call there.
    Thought a TE, (Willson) would’ve been a better battle with Browner, especially on a Pick/Rub Route.

  80. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well I don’t know NJ49er. The TE blocked for Lynch’s run from that spot outside the left tackle and keeping the TE on the left got Wilfork to line up on that side away from the slant play side. Kearse was up to the job if it was to occupy Browner.

    Just looked to me like Wilson was counting strength and moving Baldwin put Revis on the other side away from the play and having Lynch release on the left side took another defender out of it, too(a d-lineman IIRC).

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NoFear49er, I’ll try to re-watch it and pay closer attention to the play side.
    My initial reaction was, Browner forced Kearse into Lockette.
    May have forced Lockette to deviate just enough, to allow Butler to jump inside?

  82. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    From the replay angle I have which is from above on LOS looking down 45 degrees = Lockette runs behind Kearse (announcer says- on another angle- “It’s an illegal pick play, they deserve an interception”) Browner ties up Kearse while Lockette runs his slant from right to left unimpeded. Butler avoids the jam on Browner running behind him tracking Lockette. Wilson locks on to RL while Butler closes quickly arriving when the ball gets to RL. The ball is high and in front of Lockette who get bumped by Butler and goes down. Ball thrown right to Butler who snags it.

    Looks like the play was designed to pick Browner and Butler with Kearse but Malcolm Butler is able to get behind Browner as Kearse doesn’t move him back until Butler is past them zeroing in on Lockette. He and the ball arrive at same time. The collision with Lockette bumps Butler from 1 foot line back into EZ and he takes it out a yard.

    Question: Should Butler have downed it in EZ instead of taking it out a yard?

    Great play by the DB, risky play call as we see, pass a bit high but Boldin would have had it.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The INT and strategy that led to loss in SB seems to have fractured the Seahags

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/04/seahawks-still-in-shock-but-trying-to-stick-together/

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From the one yard line going shotgun makes no sense because you move the starting point for a potential running play five yards deep and allow penetration to disrupt and cause a tackle for loss.
    Lining up behind center and running play action makes the defense sell out to stop Lynch and that’s where they could’ve chipped a TE and have him sneak out into the endzone.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Doug Baldwin is a knucklehead and he was fined $11,025 for his pooping endzone celebration.

  86. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    That wouldn’t be too surprising Bullit since it’s such a huge letdown as we know. Confucius say “The bigger the mouth the harder to close”.

    Here’s Maioccos take on what our needs are/question marks are for next year:

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/49ers-position-position-offseason-needs

  87. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe it’s not so bad after all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NZKLZmz4kA

  88. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thing is, NE subbed out an LB so one would think the run would have worked. Regardless of where Wilson was.

    I don’t see why Wilson would audible to a pass with an extra DB in there. Then again I don’t think he audibled anyway. Carroll himself said it was a waste play anyway. To set up a 3rd down run.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco just busted a myth saying that among all starting NFL QBs
    last season that Kap had the 4th most time in the pocket.
    Maiocco said to most that didn’t appear to b true but the Oline was better than some think and Kap was holding on to the ball way too long.
    Hopefully Chryst/Logan can make him read the D and throw more efficiently.

  90. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The Sad Ass Browns doing everything they can to defend the title of Most Dysfunctional NFL Franchise from the upstart 49ers.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/browns-having-great-offseason–now-in-trouble-for-texting-controversy-181040554.html

  91. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice one Winder. We’ll go as far as Kap and coaches can carry us. He simply must improve his accuracy, decision making and we’ll be okay. Last year his attitude sucked until we were eliminated then he lightened up. Stay with the positive attitude and improve as above.

    As hard as it is for some to admit Kaepernick is not a polished QB. He can be my guess. Guy is bright for all the doofus posing with the tats, headphones and sideways caps, whatever. No way Truckee UN is a major college or has a major college football program and our QB reflects it. He will be replaced if he plays like he did last year and he knows this.

    Balkey surely does.

  92. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    For all brilliant York’s fond wishes to ship the winning coach to Siberia, Ohio aka the Browns, Jimi would have no part of it, wisely. Johnny Manziel? He’s in rehab but the franchise is even more dysfunctional. The nightmare never stops over there Grumpy.

    University of Michigan got a great one in our man Hendrix. Browns not so much. Niners not so much.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phil

    So true.
    They need to bring in a serious veteran backup and also start developing a 3rd QB. There was no point to Josh Johnson because he never played and it was a puzzle what he was capable of.
    If Kap has a bad game he get’s the hook. Harbaugh bent over backwards to make him feel comfortable. That might actually have had an adverse effect. There is nothing like feeling like you might lose your job to wake you up. The law of averages says all NFL QBs will get hurt during the course of their career.
    Maybe the Niners bring back Shaun Hill or someone like Matt Schaub because the Raiduhs are about to cut him.

  94. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What part of “let’s keep Kappy on the pocket at all costs” don’t you get?

    He was COACHED to stay in the pocket. At all costs. He struggled, yes. But the line was injured and shitty, VD and Crabs took the year off, run blocking sucked. All the St Kim excuses you throw out there apply to Kappy and he offense. I ca remember around 4 plays PER GAME where blockers came in untouched.

    Remember how shitty Brady looked in the 1st half? Gee, what could the reason be?

  95. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, looking at the SB play again, Lockette made a half-assed effort to fake an outside release with his first step but Butler didn’t bite. If he had, he wouldn’t have been able to bump Lockette and make the grab but he played the inside release from the snap. If Kearse was expected to move Browner into Butler I can see the point you were making yesterday about the TE.

    BTW, some have tried to make a case against the pass play because the defense was subbed to a softer run package. Looks to me like they pulled both safeties and a linebacker and subbed in a corner (Butler to account for the third receiver SEA put in) and two D-Linemen. The run was against regular 4-3 personnel, the slant against 6DL,2LB,3CB.

    I’m not saying the pass was the right play but SEA did go to 11 personnel there, too. Not the best personnel package for a goal-line run.

    Also, pretty interesting that Belichick didn’t use a TO to stop the clock between the run and slant plays. I guess figuring he could make better use of them to get into FG position if need be. At the time I thought he was killing his chances for to win or get to OT.

  96. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Kap needs to feel the heat (I’m sure he already does) with a vet QB to compete for playing time. A good one not Gabbert or J Johnson. He hasn’t had any pressure except for the opposing D so there may be some truth to the idea he hasn’t improved much for that reason = too comfy in Jimi’s world. Bring it on.

    To be clear this situation with Kaepernick could indeed be a reflection of coaching in part. The attempt to make him a polished pocket passer in one easy jump with no real preseason work (what was That?) clearly failed. Coaching? Some of it yes. Kap? Yes, too much was asked of him to absorb in too short a time esp. when he had important business in Miami to attend to with his pals. Kap does not have the strongest foundation of QB skills. Taking time off to goof around has not helped him or us.

    Nice to see him finally getting serious about his job. Time has long passed when natural athletic skills are enough. NJ and others have mentioned this a lot = guy needs to seriously continue his development or else changes will be made since Balkey’s butt is on the line now.

    No doubt the OL needs to play better too. Not discounting that or that the complex 3-4 receiver sets should be minimized to some degree. Between issues on O and Kap’s limitations, injuries, hold outs we got seriously off track.

  97. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF Butler was all over the inside move by Lockette, as you say he sure didn’t go for any outside fake move. I didn’t notice that on the replay I have. Great play by Butler. Interestingly I heard him say he “knew the night before” that he was going to “make a big play to help my team and I was ready”. He played a heck of a game even tho Kearse beat him on the fluke pass to set up the final plays.

  98. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF others commented that Belichick let the clock run down to pressure SEA to score with less time remaining for them to do it. I guess he wasn’t worried about getting the ball after a SEA TD but focused on making them score with less time on clock. If true that worked well as SEA had only 26 seconds to get off 3 more plays after Lynch’s run. Clearly SEA felt pressured, they admitted, to try to get 3 plays in 26 seconds.

    BTW “should” Butler have kneeled in EZ after his interception rather than taking it out? From what I saw he caught it on the 1 foot line and his mo took him into the EZ. Then he turned back out to field for a yard. Thoughts?

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    What Super Bowl were you watching? Brady was 20 for 27 with 2 TD passes and 1 INT in the first half. The score was 14-14 at halftime with over 220 yards total offense. According to you Brady was gawd awful which is puzzling. You really don’t know much and continue to show you are a football ignorant troll.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I can cut Butler some slack. I think he was in shock.
    Butler is a undrafted free agent rookie corner from a school called Western Alabama. Most likely few on this blog have ever heard of Western Alabama until last Sunday.
    The announcers mentioned he was working at Foot Locker before the Pats called him. Remarkable.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Classy move by Tom Brady to give Butler his red MVP Chevy Colorado truck. He knows Malcolm Brown stole him that 4th ring.

  102. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    There’s the matter of the 2 picks/. Brady didn’t get comfortable til Avril went out with his concussion.

    Course Carroll started getting conservative and went 3 and out a couple times. Which is stupid beyond reason. Because GB did that to let sea back in the game in the NFCCG.

    Sometimes I wonder how much of this is scripted. Lots of weird decisions in that 4th quarter.

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Next season the cap figure for Brees is $26.4 Mil for 2015 and 27.4 mil for 2016.
    Always possible they can redo the contract but the last negotiation to get to these numbers was not exactly cordial.

    Lots of teams have some hard decisions to make due to huge salaries.

  104. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes pretty sure Butler thought he was still in field of play. He sure wasn’t looking around to check, just reacting. I was scratching my head when I heard ‘Western Alabama’. Huh? The rookie played a great game tho. Brady said “he’s been picking me off in practice all season, good to see him do it to someone else”.

    You saw Brady’s reaction on sideline? He was jumping around like a little kid. Awesome. “Here son, have a truck, I’ll take the MVP and the ring”.

    My son was sitting with a Seahawk buddy and missed the first 3 1/2 quarters, took a lot of crap but had the last laugh. He’s been a Patriots fan since the Bledsoe days. Happy for him.

  105. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil that’s the beauty of Scouting/Drafting in the NFL.

    Many years ago, I got my eldest Son engaged in 9er football via the Draft process.
    Taught him about the work and dedication needed to get to the NFL.

    We toiled with the once yearly Draft Mags, which I had to find, while in limited print.

    He learned stats, Hts/Wts and Bio’s. Good old ‘data crunching’.

    We both still do it to this day, as a way to see, how many guys we get ‘right’.

    Admittedly, the internet makes this job MUCH easier, to obtain information.

    Guys like Butler from W AL are out there.
    Good Scouting finds them.

    I’m still holding some hope, for a similar guy I discovered last year, from Catawba, CB LJ McCray.

    I’m betting he’s being groomed for a shot at SS?
    We’ll see how he develops.

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Our WR, Quinton Patton is a similar guy.
    He hails from the football mecca of LA Tech.

    Like Jerry Rice, a guy from MS Valley St, you never know where the next gem will come from.

    Sometimes, it’s just a matter of giving a kid the chance to succeed.
    Good Scouting, Drafting and, Coaching, makes all the difference in the world.
    Always easy to spot the stars in the bigger College programs.
    More often, the little, more obscure programs, find a gem or 2 that get overlooked by the big schools too.

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Give me the kid that WANTS it, over the kid that figures he’s entitled to it.

  108. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Louisiana Tech has produced a HOF player.
    Do you know who?
    Actually they have 2 players in the HOF.
    No cheating.

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually 3 players in the HOF.
    Did you know Tim Rattay is from LA Tech?

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Without digging it up Bullit, I sure didn’t know of anyone, until we Drafted Patton.

  111. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, NJ, my son is getting into it these days as well. We need to start getting serious soon.

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Like Jerry and MS Valley St.
    Sometimes you just find a diamond in the rough, if you look long enough and, are willing to give a kid a chance.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I have a good amount of candidates on my ‘rough draft’ Chuck.
    Waiting to see who wows me in Indy.
    Mentioned last night on your site to Berger, I love the kid from Norfolk St, Lynden Trail.
    He might be worthy enough as an OLB/DE.
    I love his size/speed combo as a possible TE conversion, ala what we did with Bruce Miller.

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Read that his Mom didn’t want him to play football, because he had epilepsy and, he didn’t start playing very early on.

    Once he did, he was a WR, then got converted to Defense, because of his size and speed.
    Suggests to me that he has ‘hands’.
    He could be a nasty TE option at that size.

    He’s my first ‘gotta hav’m candidate’ of the year.

    Odell was that guy last year.
    Pissed that we didn’t get a sniff at him.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Urban Meyer got him to enroll at UF.
    Once Meyer bolted for Ohio St, Trail left for Norfolk St.

    Hope Baalke snags this kid.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We gotta more production from the TE position.
    Hoping the change away from Mangini will help us with that.

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Terry Bradshaw and his 4 rings is from LA Tech.
    Ex Niner and HOF player Fred Dean.
    Last is Karl “The Mailman” Malone.
    But he’s in the Basketball HOF (trick question)

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good work Bullit, forgot about TB.

    Scouting these guys just amazes me.
    The NFL Scouts do the grunt work, that largely goes unnoticed, until one of those kids makes headlines.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I became a “draftnik” in 1972 before it was fashionable.
    In those days there was Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News and The Football News. The draft “guru” before Mel Kiper was Joel Buschbaum of PFW. I also remember sending away for a draft guide called “The Drugstore List” which was mimeographed.
    Quite different trying to follow the draft on the radio before sports radio, ESPN and the internet. You had to wait for the hourly sports report and wait for the next day’s newspaper to get a full accounting of who was drafted.
    In ’72 Niners drafted WR Terry Beasley and I was a happy guy because he was exactly who I wanted. Unfortunately he didn’t play much due to injuries and a very short career.
    Old time Niner memories.

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    According to Butler the Pats actually prepared for the Seahag play in practice. Bellichik has his team prepared like few teams.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/04/butler-saw-the-same-play-in-practice-and-got-beat/

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I hear ya Bullit.
    Out here, The Sporting News Draft Edition was a tough find.
    I was in Sales back then, Mid to late 70’s.
    My Son didn’t get started until the mid 80’s.
    Used to buy 2 copies of the paper and we’d compare stats together.
    I literally had to go to the train station news vendors to find it.

    Good times.
    Who knew it would be become tradition all these years later.
    Gotta love the internet 😀

  122. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting move. Ex Niner Jeff Ulbrich was the UCLA DC.
    Today was National Signing Day for college football.
    Ulbrich waited until the letters of intent were signed and resigned his position to be the new LB coach for Dan Quinn and the Falcons.

  123. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Petey has admitted that play call has had an effect on his team and some Seahags are very outspoken about which has divided their locker room

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/05/pete-carroll-realizes-seahawks-arent-on-the-same-page-about-play-call/

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Been over 3 weeks since Tomsula was named head coach.
    There have been no formal announcements via press release except for a TV spot with Jed on NFL Network at the Super Bowl.
    In fact they have removed the coaches page on the 49er website.

    IMO not a good sign not announce the hires and at least trot your two coordinators to answer questions. Right now everthing we’ve heard is leaked info and hearsay about the coaching staff.

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    not TO announce
    Need more caffeine

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Leave it up to Petey to explain the essence of playcalling
    Petey said “It’s the worst result of a call ever,” Carroll said. “The call would have been a great one if we’d caught it. It would have been just fine and nobody would have thought twice about it. We knew we were going to throw the ball one time in the sequence somewhere, and so we did, and it just didn’t turn out right.”

    That really explains the criticism on playcalling, the whiners only bitch about what didn’t go right. The end result of the play usually dictates the reaction

    http://www.today.com/news/seahawks-coach-pete-carroll-super-bowls-last-play-i-cant-2D80476386

  127. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a stupid call. It was.

    Bevell didn’t help by throwing Lockette under the bus. If Lockette gets heat for whatever Bevell is talking about, then RW gets blame for leading him too far.

    Did Bevell call out RW? Of course not.

  128. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Some folks harp on the futility of running plays into stacked lines and then harp on the stupidity of passing into a 6 d-linemen/2 linebacker defensive set. And some blog ex-spurts even call that a nickel defense, challenging the meaning of the term ‘blog ex-spurts’ as not nearly derisive enough. Maybe they just like to say others are stupid, thinking it makes them sound smarter.

    Had the rookie DB not made a spectacular play and Lockette scores, we would have been inundated by the same blog ex-spurts praising such a terrific example of why you don’t run it against such a front like the “stupid” Niners play-callers do to lose games.

    They are ‘smart’ though, those blog ex-spurts. They’ve figured out that it’s best to be against whatever didn’t work. Smart!

  129. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Amen, NF.

  130. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Some people think they can make shut up, like RW audibled, when no one anywhere near the team said he did so. Or that imagined conversations with ex-players are gospel.

    These cork soakers also like to fashion themselves as holier than thou perfectionists by couching every response in indecipherable non-sequiturs when they are just as venal as the folks they rail against.

    Pretty funny when you think about it.

  131. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If the shoe fits, it’s probably Chuck’s.

  132. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ah, yes, the minor problem of proper punctuation and how it affects ‘some people’s’ ability to understand what is being conveyed. Or why is a “?” different from a “.” or a “!”?

    Okay, here’s some blog 101, for ‘some people’:

    Declare a premise, that means some fact-based statement, like the QB is seen moving some players around after they break the huddle and line up. Then pose a question about the premise which others may debate as to their conclusions and how they may have arrived at such.

    If ‘some people’ had any interest in stating facts they might have re-read that which they misconstrue and/or lie about to fit their irritating agenda, or agenda of irritating, and come to the conclusion that ‘some people’ are better off many times when they just STFU.

  133. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    An old favorite but the revision is very clever and creative

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg8KHZ_dFyY

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember ABC’s “Wild World of Sports”? Jim Mckay and ‘the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02JMTFdxSQI

  135. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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