Blazing Saddles

This coming Thursday, the 49ers will be required by league rules to open up a practice for media scrutiny. It’s not known whether the new coaching staff is also required to make themselves available to the media. They have been sequestered for the past four months. One might think the 49ers are embarrassed to trot these second-raters out in front of the public just yet. Or ever.

But sooner or later, HC Jim Tomsula is going to have to stand in front of the microphone and mumble about something. They can’t hide him forever. It’s likely that his pressers this year will provide lots of laughs to NFL fans everywhere, if not particularly 49er fans. He’ll be a Youtube sensation.

In fact, Tomsula is the guy nobody wants to talk about. Nobody wants to talk about the other new coaches, either. They’ll get brief mention during the regular season, too, as Jim Harbaugh and Vic Fangio cast their long shadows over the franchise, and every game features a candid or delicate discussion of the idiocy of Jed York. Hey, camera guys, let’s get a shot of the little boy owner in his box grinning like an idiot while Rome burns at his feet.

You need five things for a team to be competitive in the NFL: good coaches, good players, a star QB, good health, and good luck.

In 2014, the 49ers only had one element — good coaches. The good players got injured, the QB played poorly, health was a disaster, and luck never had a chance to be relevant. It was a tribute to the coaching staff that the team finished 8-8, instead of much worse.

In 2015, they should have better health, but the players aren’t as good, the coaches aren’t as good, and the QB is still a big question mark. The team went 2-4 in the division last year, and it would be mildly miraculous if they did any better this year. St. Louis is better, Arizona is better, Seattle is still the best, and the Niners are the only team going backwards. You don’t have to be a genius to figure it out. Last place in the NFC West.

With the coaching staff under wraps and very little team news being disseminated, we’ll have to depend for the next three months on a rabid sect of tortured anti-Harbaughnite nutters for amusement. By the time the season actually begins, we should be prepped and ready for one of the most laughable years in 49er history.

If this were a movie, the producer and director would have to be Mel Brooks. So settle back, stock up on the popcorn. It’s going to be interesting.




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  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t wait to see Tomsula at the podium after a loss all sweaty and stammering, trying desperately to explain the loss without becoming Singletary-like jaded and mean. It’s inevitable, though. Tomsula doesn’t have the chops, so when the media starts asking him if his coaching staff maybe just isn’t up for the challenge at this level, Tomsula will have to find his version of, “Let me check the tape.” And when he does, it’ll be Tomsula waving his white flag in defeat. That, my friends, will be worth watching. The actual games? Not so much.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hahahaha!

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This diving in dumpsters for HC and OC has got to stop. Cannot polish a turd. This worst case scenario will lead to some one and does but what is to stop the rinse and repeats. National analysts will pummel the backbenchers.

    This game is huge money. Hardest part is finding OC with the ability to design plays to exploit defense and personnel weaknesses. Be able to play call and make inter game and intra game adjustments.

    Something else for the Homers to chew on is Baalke purposely tanked the season with this draft. They see the same film cos ell sees. Is there another Luck available in 2016.

  4. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The road game against the Saints happened to be one of Kaepernick’s best of the year. That was the game that had so many receiver drops (7).

    Kaepernick threw eleven attempts to targets nine yards or less deep, ten to targets over twenty yards deep and eight to the mid range targets. Completions were 5, 3, and 4 respectively. Two passes were thrown behind the LOS, both completed.

    I agree with the point(s) that was being made but Kaepernick does throw more to the short range targets than he gets credit for, as I’ve mentioned here many times.

    It was sometimes maddening to watch him hold the ball waiting for a deep receiver and ignoring other open receivers and it probably seems like it happens more times than it actually does when it costs us a possession on downs or INTs. But there were no INTs in that game either.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ab workouts don’t help you find open receivers. Colin got all huffy about that twitter. Can he play Kurt Warner in his day job.

  6. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good ol’ Kevin Lynch.

    Not sure how that makes him “more than a yes man” though.

    Singletary had some great “new ideas” too. The team still folded up pretty good indicating that “new ideas” from a rookie HC aren’t all it takes.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And you wonder, Skeebs? What happens if they do well this year?

  8. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Define well. Super Bowl or bust? Last year that wasn’t well, it was expected. No use playing all the other games, they mean nothing without a Super Bowl win.

    I suppose this year 8-8 is the mark for you Super Bowl or bust guys. And ALL the games we win will count!

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, it was demanded of Kaep to hold the ball and not look to run. The blocking was fair to poor as we all know. I think both of these things led to some sacks. How well he was reading the field is certainly an issue, but there were also plenty of times where guys came in clean unblocked where Kaep had less than 2 seconds to even get set to throw. Even on 4 man rushes. We had a rookie at C and instability across the line. We gave up 16 more sacks than 2013. Some of this should be attributed to the scheme they were trying to run.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Really, NoFear? Any team that goes through the amount of transition this team has is expected what? Perfection? This isn’t the 2013 team. Or the 2012 team. Or the 2011 team. NE could very well miss the playoffs this year. It’s all fluid.

    Harbaugh, with the team at it’s strongest, couldn’t win the Super Bowl. Do you think this team is as good as the 2012 team? Do you really think this team comes close to the talent on that team? I don’t.

    If you do, then sure, Super Bowl or bust. If not, well, playoffs.

    You act like the team is a constant. It is not. Not even close. They lost players and coaches. i think they can reach the playoffs. At this point, that should be all they can realistically shoot for.

    If Harbaugh was here I’d say the same thing. The idiots over the airwaves may have kept up the charade of the Harbaugh mystique, but the reality is the team lost a lot of players. Esp on defense.

    The only reason I’m more encouraged without him is because of the mundane offense Harbaugh ran. What continues to bother me is all this talk that Willis would play. As if his toe would magically heal. And Borland would decide, sure, I’ll change my mind for Harbaugh. Not the guy that directly coached me.

  11. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    These are the changes you and the other “Super Bowl or bust” guys demanded. Now you’re using those changes as an excuse to play worse and win less? What sense does it make then?

    All your complaints about the offense are just your conjecture. Kaepernick wasn’t able to handle the passing he was asked to do much less more of it. Confirmed by the fact the he himself decided he needed to seek extra help to get better. So Harbaugh was apparently pushing Kaepernick to do all he could not holding him back.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Answer the question. Do you think the 2012 team had more talent than this one?

    So the shitty blocking and all those injuries hurt Harbaugh and the coaches but not Kappy and the players? Got it.

    I wanted change because I was fairly convinced we wouldn’t win it all under that shitty offense. I wanted him to can Roman midway through 2012. I think if we had a better offensive scheme from 2012 on, we would have had better results.

    Now? Well, that’s a different kettle of fish. And I’d feel the same if St Jim was here. Because of the player turnover. Like I said, this isn’t the 2012 team. It is vastly different. Regardless of how they reached this point, it isn’t as deep. I have hope the defense can stay fairly strong. I think if the offense can do better, they can make a playoff run.

    My ‘conjecture’ led me to see that the offensive numbers from his teams were fairly shitty for a supposed offensive coach. The defense kept him in a lot of games. How many games did we blow people out? 3?

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    All the complaining about how shitty the team will become isn’t conjecture? What is it then? Soothsaying?

    At least the numbers bear me out. Harbaugh got the team over 20th in yards once. 11th in points scored? Meh. OK, but no great shakes.

  14. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No, you don’t got it. You’ve never understood that pro coaches play it safe with enough of a lead, more times than not, when they have an underwhelming offense and a top defense and a punter who gives them favorable field position.

    It’s the way you win, playing to your strengths and limiting your exposure to costly mistakes . It’s how Harbaugh won more games than any other coach in the league in his first three years.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Some pro coaches play it that way. However, that wasn’t Walsh’s way, anyway. Or Belichick certainly, among tons of other coaches. Chip Kelly springs to mind. Some teams like to leave no doubt. Others turtle up and 3-and-out their way to mediocrity.

    So, which team had better players? The 2012 team or the 2015 team?

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    This is why you’re a moron troll.

    ” I wanted him to can Roman midway through 2012″

    At the midway point the team was 6-2. How would you justify replacing the OC simply because they didn’t win in the style you preferred? The team was on the opponents 7n yard line 1st and goal with 4 shots to win the Super Bowl?
    Nice way to derail a team that was in control and winning and change things mid season. Talk about knee jerk. And the thing you never thought about because you lack football acumen is it’s tough to find a new OC midseason because they are under contract. Perhaps you want to hire an unemployed coach. How long do you think it would take to implement a new offensive system?
    Truly idiotic to try to fix something that’s not broken.
    You continue to show your football ignorance.

    You are so ignorant you must think changing an offense midseason is like changing your socks.

    Your clown troll posts are hilarious!

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Supplying more ammo?

    “that wasn’t Walsh’s way, anyway. Or Belichick certainly, among tons of other coaches. Chip Kelly springs to mind.”

    So what you said the other day that a coach’s name was immaterial is now most important when you try to prove a point.

    Stepped on your tongue again troll. HYUK!

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Justin Smith says he has made up his mind.
    The announcement will come later today in Santa Clara.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s probably fair to put Harbaugh in the same class as great coaches like Walsh and Belichick, but those two had Montana and Brady as QBs. Quite a significant difference. As for “tons of other coaches” – hahahaha. What bullshit. What “tons” went 44-22-1?

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a hint, Chuck: it sure wasn’t Chip Kelly.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers’ DT Justin Smith is retiring, sources tell Jim Trotter.”

    Yet another 49er saying thumbs down to the new regime.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Jim Trotter Justin Smith will announce his retirement today.
    If true that is a huge hole to fill.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Or should I say, middle finger up to Jed York.

  24. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Where are the young, savvy, creative offensive minds for OC and HC candidates. How can we be stuck with this dogpile. When are these questions hammered incessantly at TB. SAY IT SAY IT says a reincarnated Sam Kinnison.

  25. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The dominoes keep falling but it WASN’T because of the head coach and most of his team being strong-armed through the exits. Yeah, right.

    That reminds me of Kevin Bacon in Animal House screaming all’s well while he’s being trampled.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Cards added Iupati and drafted 2 more Olinemen.
    ESPN says Arians is going to going to a grind it out running game trying to emulate the Niners and the Seahags. Arians thinks this is their best scheme to win.
    Don’t look now but the Rams with Gurley at RB are thinking the same thing with a power running game.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Justin Smith retiring is the best thing for this franchise. Let the coaches work on the kids 100 percent. Tank, Dial, Armstead, Okoye, with minimal snaps for Dockett. Release TE now so he can land on a team instead of Golds Gym.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So the apologists keep harping on the divided locker room last season. Getting rid of Harbaugh unites the team or at least that appeared to be the plan.
    Niners lost 4 All Pro caliber players in Gore, Iupati, Willis and Justin Smith. Actions speak louder than words or innuendo.

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Coryell used a power running scheme with a vertical passing game. The torch has been passed. Thanks for everything Jed. Stupid people don’t know their stupid. Please gods give us norv turner next Feb and have him decide who the franchise QB will be.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom

    2016 will not be a banner year for draft eligible QBs.
    Right now the top QBS are Connor Cook (Mich St), Christian Hackenberg (Penn State), Cardale Jones (Ohio St) all from the Big 10 STATE schools.
    Perhaps some other star QBs emerge. U$C’s Cody Kessler, Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz are also high on the radars of NFL’s scouts

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    And the Stanford QB Hogan is a senior but not highly regarded.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thx bullit. I assume Kaep paid for the Warner groups tutelage. He needs to spend more before this OC staff gets their claws on him. Great name. That movie and actor among the best action films of the 60’s. RIP Steve McQueen.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It will be pointed out to you that Bullitt is with 2 Ts.
    However on a previous blog that was already taken so I went with the bastardized version that sets me apart..
    So when other guys are losing an argument it turns into personal attacks and a spelling bee.
    I actiually saw a scene of Bullit being filmed while I was on my way to school in 8th grade and yes it was with Steve McQueen in his black turtleneck buying a Chronicle from the yellow newsbox on Nob Hill. Damn that was over 47 years ago!

  34. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Goodbye, Justin. You were a Hell of a player.

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Justin Smith: “For four years there, to walk into camp thinking you can win a Super Bowl was pretty cool.”

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, St. Jim the Mystical would have protected Chris Borland/s head, and healed Patrick Willis’ toe. And he would have pulled money out of his ass to keep Frank Gore, Perrish Cox, and Chris Culliver.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tannehill QB Fins signs for $90 mil with $45b mil guaranteed.
    Sets the bar higher for Seahags in rewarding Russll Wilaon with a new deal.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And naturally, Justin Smith is such a pussy that he didn’t want to play for the guy who was his position coach for all of his time here. A guy who he admired and loved.

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Played last two years with injured shoulder for Harbaugh and chance at a ring.

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “It will be pointed out to you that Bullitt is with 2 Ts.
    However on a previous blog that was already taken so I went with the bastardized version that sets me apart..
    So when other guys are losing an argument it turns into personal attacks and a spelling bee.”

    Yeah, or a fitting remark to a guy who played the childish game of reconfiguring everyone’s screen name as part of a name-calling personal attack rant that was the trademark of Bullit with one “T” and so many other screen names of the same guy for so many years. The original Sybil.

    And Dirt Diver was because you once saw a Green Beret in a movie?

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Justin Smith’s two most memorable plays.
    His pursuit downfield of Jeremy Maclin of the Egos and punching the ball out on his tackle that led to the beginning of good things for the Niners.
    Justin Smith Bull Rushing Drew Brees and walking the LT right back into Brees and a sack.

    The Niner’s Cowboy is one of a kind and deserves to be in Canton.

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, the defense played for Fangio. Harbaugh had nothing to do with the defense.

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess your new nickname is Niedermeyer, NoFear.

    I don’t profess to know exactly what went through their heads, but i certainly don’t think Smith’s (or Borland’s or Willis’s) love for the game was extinguished by Jim Tomsula.

    That’s quitter talk. That’s saying they are merely in it for the fame and glory. Not for the hard work.

  44. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    When your narrative goes against all the facts maybe it’s time to rethink the narrative not plot how to twist the facts to make them fit.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yeah it was either V or NF who “enlightened” me of the spelling of Bullit.
    Like I said when you’ve lost the argument it’s time to got to minutiae to get off topic.
    Nofear and I don’t see eye to eye on politics but this isn’t a political blog.
    I have only posted here as Bullit PERIOD.

  46. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well I guess it just appeared to be stupid to use that spelling along with a photo of the Bullitt car.

    Your memory of your reaction to losing an argument, or even engaging in one, seems just the slightest bit polished.

  47. ReddingRexNo Gravatar says:

    It cracks me up I use to see Tomsula on the sidelines and I would think, “Who the hell is this CLOWN?” now he’s our new Head Coach lol!!!

    Fear, Kaepernick is a flash in the pan loser like Alex Smith. No excuses please just reality and reality is when he came in for Alex Smith everyone went ga-ga. Then in the Super Bowl and the following year everyone had tape of him and they now have his number, he’s toast and the sooner the better we find our Quarterback. I just hope next time we find a guy who’s in the same class as Russell Wilson and bring back standards and class back to the position.

    Chuck, always excuses for year after year why a player has problem being great. Like Alex Smith you and the York’s just couldn’t admit that a mistake was made, instead you mindlessly believed that what prevented him from being a great one all along was the cast of players around him. It was Jimmy Raye, Harbaugh, Davis, Singletary, and Crabtree’s fault! Sorry it never works that way they either have it or they don’t. One would expect a guy who witnessed Montana would understand this I guess not.

    You say, “Harbaugh, with the team at it’s strongest, couldn’t win the Super Bowl.” Oh they had the defense but they had no QB! A Quarterback who lays a fat egg and disappears in the Super Bowl will never win you one. Oh let me guess just like the excuse you made for Alex Smith, if Trent Dilfer could do it why can’t Alex? Stop the fantasyland belief that miracles can come true. Why don’t we just stick to reality here and let’s just get us a fricken real Quarterback!

    Skeebers, Chuck does put Harbaugh in Walsh’s class then makes excuses that Harbaugh didn’t have the tools Walsh had to make him just as good there’s no winning a conversation it’s just an endless charade with this guy. Instead of him just admitting the person in question is just not that good. I have a real problem with this madness because it doesn’t hold the player, coach or ownership responsible and it gives them a free pass while excuses are made for them by people who are clearly out of touch with reality.

    Justin Smith was the man and he’ll be missed!

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nf

    Bullit’s car???
    Have you ever seen Bullit’s car on this blog?
    Get it straight my avatar is a grinning bespectacled green guy and a handsome one at that.
    Just because he’s green does not mean he’s impersonating a Green Beret or whatever nonsense you were implying.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No retirement press conference at Cowboy’s request.
    “DT Justin Smith on decision not to hold press conference: “You guys aren’t going to get me in a room and make me cry.”

    Classic Cowboy. Hope they make him a coach because he has a lot of knowledge to share.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Essentially what has been overlooked is the Niners have lost their 3 top leaders in Gore, Willis and Justin Smith.
    They were the heart and soul and the guts of the team.
    Somebody needs to step forward and assume the roles.

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers trolled:

    It’s probably fair to put Harbaugh in the same class as great coaches like Walsh and Belichick, but those two had Montana and Brady as QBs. Quite a significant difference. As for “tons of other coaches” – hahahaha. What bullshit. What “tons” went 44-22-1?

    ———————–

    That’s hysterical. Fully koolaid drenched. Winning 7 Super Bowls = winning 0?

    Harbaugh was off to a nice start. He’s a college coach now. Maybe he’ll come back less psychotic a la Tom Coughlin. Maybe he’ll have a better offensive plan next time. Maybe he’ll come back and suck. Shit, he was handed the keys to a good team. But in the end, his reg season record is nice, but it doesn’t put him anywhere near the greats. The greats win Super Bowls, they don’t lose them.

    In the end, 1-2 in NFC Championship games, and 0-1 in the Big One. Nice start like I said, but until he comes back and wins it all, he’s about 5,000 miles from being great. Seifert gets more votes as a better Niner coach than Harbaugh. At least from the intelligent ones.

    Bullit I have no doubt you’ve only posted as Bullit HERE. It’s my blog that you trolled as Touchdown Tommy and Redbull. Skeebs ratted you out then. Not sure why you deny it.

    As for you NoFear, show me a quote where Willis, Borland, or Smith says they retired because St. Jim the Obstreperous left. If that is their reason for quitting, then they are pussies. Since I don’t think they are, well, what else could it be?

    Wear and tear? Injuries? Of course not. Let’s look for the most idiotic reason. It must be the coaching change. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    REMIND. ME. TO. MAKE. THINGS. REALLY. REALLY. SIMPLE. FOR. CHUCK. HE. DOES. NOT. COMPREHEND. ENGLISH.

  53. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What’s hilarious is guys using multiple personas to post. Weird and futile. But carry on if you must. That just undermines the integrity of venues such as this. It’s hard enough to communicate without adding another layer of complication/obfuscation.

    Me I would prefer to be known for my stated opinions whether you agree or disagree. Here it is, agree, ignore or refute. Leads to clarity and maybe agreement.

    But this multiple persona posting thing- yikes.

  54. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs it will never get simple enough since misunderstanding is a central part of the schtick. It’s a counterpart to the multiple persona racket and good luck dealing with that. Me I just assume it will never change and won’t try figuring it out. Or dealing with it. Some (Spit) have opined you should ban him and I know you have threatened to previously. But maybe you have your reasons?

  55. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    And there goes another one, Justin Smith. A pretty clear case of injury/age taking its toll on a warrior. We all knew he was hurt so no surprise or second guessing here.

    With Willis who knew? Surely he did but not the rest of us. No doubt in my mind he looked at the injury and weighed the pain vs the money/glory with the turmoil in the Niners and said “I’m not going through another year of this”. Hey retirement is not bad even on millions less than that man has banked.

    Borland quit because of what might happen again. That’s realistic, no one can doubt football takes its toll. How much the meltdown of the coaching staff induced by York influenced him we can only guess. In my mind there is no doubt it played its part. Big uncertainty in future of Niners coaches, likely decline on field, doubts about ownership intentions- all this played no part in Borland’s decision?

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Spitblood says your have many names on Chuckles Fairyland Gulag
    North Korea Blog. You don’t dispute that so it must be true?.

    I don’t post on your blog for many reasons. Don’t flatter yourself thinking I would. Posters can see you are begging me to post on Chuckles Fairyland NK Blog. I have told you point blank NO. Then you make up crap with your witch hunts. Skeebers doesn’t know anything but what he reads about me.
    I’m not his buddy nor do I communicate with him off site.
    You once said something and seized upon a vague response. Typical Chuckles leaping to conclusions.

    I have been a nice guy when I see you persecuting new posters accusing them of being me and telling you they’re not who you’re accusing them of being. Again trying to stroke your own low self esteem ego by thinking this. You ran many posters who weren’t me off your blog. They must think of you as a nutjob and it’s downright hilarious how paranoid you are.

    Great entertainment to see you McCarthyism when you go on your smear campaigns. That proves how insecure you are and how you emulate the little Supreme Leader of North Korea in the heavy handed way you run a blog. That little Supreme Leader executed one of his rivals with an anti aircraft gun last week. You aren’t far behind.

    I am ecstatic that I’m in your head (or that big object with the chickpea sized brain loose inside rattling around). HYUK!

  57. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jeez, Bullit. It’s a football blog. Maybe you can tone down the rhetoric a bit.

  58. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “As for you NoFear, show me a quote where Willis, Borland, or Smith says they retired because St. Jim the Obstreperous left. ”

    Skeebers says:

    May 18, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Justin Smith: “For four years there, to walk into camp thinking you can win a Super Bowl was pretty cool.”

    Aren’t you the guy always harping on connect the dots? There are only two here.

  59. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol Skeebs. Yeah that troublemaker Bullit… : )

  60. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Goodbye, Justin Smith. You were one hell of a great player. My favorite Justin Smith play was Smith driving his O lineman right back into Drew Brees and reaching over the O lineman, horse-collaring Brees and sacking him. The man was a beast and a guy most 49er fans will always remember.

    His comments in his interview with Matt Maiocco shows one thing: Players know when teams have a shot to win a Super Bowl. “The last four years were pretty cool.” Like I’ve been saying, the NFL is a risk / reward. If you aren’t competing for a Super Bowl with the likes of Harbaugh, guys like Willis and Justin Smith aren’t sticking around for a rebuild. It’s not really a shot at Tomsula. Older players just don’t have the energy. York probably should have considered these things… but what the hell does York know?

  61. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bartender, Psychotic Venoms for everyone. Put it on my tab.

    Harbaugh might not be Walsh – but if Harbaugh had a guy even 80% as good at QB as Montana, we’d have two rings in those three years. Even Garcia might have gotten them over the top. Kaepernick is a great athlete but until he learns to read defenses and throw the touch passes, the very best defenses will find ways to shut him down.

    I still think we made a mistake not taking a QB in the middle rounds in this round. Until you have The Guy, you have to keep trying to find or make him. Now maybe Kap will grow up a little this year and pull it together – but I’m not liking at all being in the position of no alternatives. Too much like the Early Alex Dark Years for my taste. I *always* want to have alternatives at the quarterback position.

    And, NO, Gabbert is not an alternative. Gabbert is another Trent Dilfer / Tim Rattay . Ken Dorsey / David Carr / etc. A placeholder because we did not get someone viable.

  62. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly, Grump. Nolan drafts Aaron Rogers and Harbaugh and company probably have two, maybe three rings. As it stood, though, Harbaugh did a great job assessing Smith wasn’t the guy and drafting someone else to go on multiple Super Bowl runs with. To blame Harbaugh for not getting it done will go down as one of the great NFL blunders unfortunately by SF owner, Jed York.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    Well said. I was very disappointed that they didn’t draft a QB.
    Like I said they took a punter with a 5th rd pick.
    The two guys I would have taken a shot at are Grayson and Mannion
    at QB. Also bothersome is declaring Blake Bell as an emergency QB. He first has to make the team and be active to be that emergency QB.
    Consider that he failed as a QB in college doesn’t exactly make one hopeful.
    Gabbert is not the answer and he’s getting paid $2 mil to not challenge Kap.
    NFL QBs incur injuries that sit them down several times in their careers. Kap has dodged them so far. Not a good feeling when you have no confidence in your backup.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Barrows was talking about DeAndrew White and Dres Anderson
    both WRs that were signed as undrafted FAs and are impressing in rookie Minicamp.
    One or both just might surprise and make the roster.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Be pretty wild if DeAndrew and DeAndre become staples for us down the road Bullit 😀

    White has some wheels too.

    Dres put up some crazy numbers at Utah as well.

    All about competition in this racket.
    Never know who will show up, and make a name himself.

  66. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Psychotic Venoms and Grumpys buying? Make mine a double bartender.

    Ditto don’t understand why we are not getting a couple prospects at QB. This is a potential weakness/fatal flaw going into the season. Why is this? Is Balkey unable to assess QBs? No one to train ’em up? What?

    Say what you will Jimi had several vets on hand along with a rookie or two each year. He got it obviously. Now not so much.

  67. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Justin Smith: Everybody in locker room “loved” Jim Harbaugh.”

    End of story.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Robert Kraft and the Pats accept the penalties and will not fight the NFL on this.
    He said he is doing it for the good of the NFL.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brady is still appealing his suspension and that is continuing.
    Kraft said he is a partner in the NFL and the Commissioner is just doing his job even though Kraft doesn’t agree with his ruling, he’ll abide by it.

    Chris Mortensen said it best. If the Commissioner can’t decide on protecting the “integrity” of the league then why do they need a commissioner?

    Many think Goodell is heavy handed but I prefer a strong guy ion charge rather than a Bud Selig who had difficulty deciding
    on what kind of toast he was having for breakfast.

  70. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Of course Rob, Naziberger, Winder, Chuck and NJ will try to forget the quote Skeebers just posted. But facts are hard to ignore, except for Chuck who makes a career out of ignoring facts.

    Justin Smith: Everyone in the locker room loved Jim Harbaugh.

    Exactly. Choke on that Jed York. Here’s a parting shot for you, Jed York. Smith wonders if York wants to sell him the team (which is curious) and says, “Everyone in the locker room loved Jim Harbaugh.”

    It’s no secret why Smith is retiring. Jed York sucks. Who puts their body on the line for Jed York, and that’s exactly why the 49ers will go 4-12 next year. For Harbaugh? Certainly. For York? No chance. You’ll see York lovers.. you’ll see.

  71. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Now that Justin Smith has put an end to four months of idiot rants that Harbaugh lost the locker room, where do Chuck and the Nutters go next? Can we trust anything they say? Should they all just turn in their blogging privileges and slink away in disgrace?

  72. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Sometimes you guys just make stuff up. i never once said that Harbaugh lost the locker room. And, the facts are York brought in Harbaugh and York got rid of him. You guys should just get over it. I can see why some people use the term fortywhiners, all they have to do is read this blog.

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Nobody said you said that, Winder.

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “You guys should just get over it.” Famous last words.

    The owner’s son dumps loads of shit on the road blocking the team from its playing field. “What do we do now, coach?” “You guys should just get over it.”

  75. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    There is a bright side to the latest departure. AA is not Tank. He is healthy. Has college experience at 3-4 DE and even studied tapes of Justin. Going into OTAS Barrow says Tank is a nickel DT and Dorsey RDE and Dial LDE. Dockett is still rehabbing the ACL. AA has a chance for many snaps at LDE, RayMacs position. Tank will compete with Dorsey on run downs for RDE.

    No mention of Okoye.

  76. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    You miss the point, though, Winder. It’s not just that York hired and fired Harbaugh. I kind of wish it was just that easy. I might actually still be a 49er fan if York just “hired and fired Jim Harbaugh.” The issue, to me, is that Jed York worked with Deion Sanders to run a smear campaign against Jim Harbaugh during last year’s season so that it would be easier to fire Harbaugh at the end of the year. It wasn’t true that Harbaugh had lost the locker room. Deion cited a very well placed source, and even Jay Glazer knew Harbaugh would be fired. This means that the front office was leaking – intentionally – to the media that Harbaugh would be gone, and Uncle Tom Deion Sanders was doing Jed York’s bidding.

    And even if I’m wrong, and York wasn’t Deion’s source, why didn’t York come to Harbaugh’s defense early in the season? Why let Deion’s reporting become a distraction unless you are apart of it? It’s not like Jed didn’t know how to use his twitter account.

    Winder – It wasn’t just that York hired and fired Harbaugh. You’d like to believe that because you have your head in the sand. It was that York hired Harbaugh, then undermined his own hire, then fired Harbaugh with a ton of BS to go along with it that the rest of the league saw. The ton of extra BS was York tweeting “Unacceptable” after the Seattle loss when the 49ers were really an injured team.
    And what about the “mutual parting of the ways,” and Harbaugh refuting that, then York saying, “I have it on paper?” What about the Browns’ trade and how Jed York handled that whole mess?

    The reason I’m no longer a 49er fan, and the reason so many hardcore, old school 49er fans are bitching so loudly is because the owner is a child who simply doesn’t know shit about how to run a football team or how to treat people – namely his own employees. And when greats like Carmen Policy are saying publically that “Jed is having some growing pains as an owner,” and guys like Willis, Borland, Justin Smith, Gore, Skuta, Culliver, Cox, Iupati, Crabtree and others all leaving, that’s when you know the owner is a douche who, despite all his rhetoric about “Uncle Eddie” will never win a Super Bowl. And I’m simply not going to follow a team lead by a guy like Jed York. He can try to sugarcoat it all he wants, but I’m not buying it. Jed York will never win a Super Bowl.

  77. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    It strikes me as funny that the only thing Winder and Chuck have left is to label the rest of us whiners. I understand it from Chuck because Chuck’s insane, but Winder resorting to the same tactics is one for the books. It doesn’t make Winder and Chuck right, it just makes Winder a little off these days. Nobody in his right mind agrees with Chuck. Ever.

  78. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Of course Rob, Naziberger, Winder, Chuck and NJ will try to forget the quote Skeebers just posted. But facts are hard to ignore, except for Chuck who makes a career out of ignoring facts.

    Justin Smith: Everyone in the locker room loved Jim Harbaugh.

    Skeebs i know you didn’t say it. and, the fact is I don’t live and die with the team anymore but I still love them.

    Nofear- what else is there to do. It’s just hard for me to hear so much supposition with little facts. I truly don’t get it. If it was a Raider blog I would understand.

    Spit- I’m not agreeing with chuck on this one, it’s how I feel.

  79. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder: I’m saying you will all ignore the facts. Period. And that’s what you just did. You just wrote, “It’s just hard to hear so much supposition with little facts.” There’s a ton of facts that all lead to one conclusion: Jed York and Trent Baalke are running a clown show. It’s a fact that Justin Smith went out of his way to say, “Everyone loved Harbaugh.” Why would Justin Smith go out of his way in his retirement announcement to support a coach who’s now coaching on the other side of the country? Why? You make it sound like it’s all foolishness and witches flying around on brooms because you can’t handle the truth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMzd40i8TfA

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners before Harbaugh were on this coaching carousel searching for a coach who would take them back to the playoffs and make the team a force and relevant when discussing contenders.
    Harbaugh brought the Niner Faithful joy, euphoria and a reason to watch football into January and February.
    But with the hiring of Harbaugh the York Family reaped the greatest benefit. Harbaugh brought them a winners and greased the wheels for their Billion dollar stadium to become a reality. Niner fans hungry for a winner sucked up the seat licenses and the new stadium sold out in record time.
    Mission accomplished for the Yorks.
    After exceeding expectations and leading the team to a Super Bowl Harbaugh deserved a bump in pay. A $500K raise would’ve done the trick. Year 3 another NFCCG, the third staright and still no raise or contract. Jed York said it would come, he was working on it.
    So the rumors started and Jed didn’t come forth and deny them but instead let them fester. Jed started emulated his dad and came to the conclusion that the team didn’t need Harbaugh because he had his stadium and it was sold out.

    So it’s back to square one and the Niners are where they were
    before they hired Harbaugh. Turn back the clock and think instead of hiring Harbaugh, Jed hired Baalke and a NFL Euro guy, Tomsula to be head coach of this team. I highly doubt if this team will make it to 3 straight NFCCGs. The team has had a bloodletting of talent and there are many, many unknowns.
    Just like before Harbaugh was hired.

    We might be back on the hamster wheel where the Raiduhs are looking for a new coach every 2 years.

    I’m just pissed wondering how did this happen?

  81. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- your truth and mine are a lot different. Jed and trent have always run the show ever since Harbaugh got here they were in charge of the same things they’re in charge of now. Justin said a lot of things yesterday and he is a total class act.No where did I hear him say Harbaugh got the short end of the stick. It’s all in your mind.

  82. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What a crazy road this has been. Still a lot of young talent on this roster with the exodus mostly aging talent. The average group of CB will be exposed this year. Will this roster churn send us back to the dark days. Now is the time for QB to lead this team.

  83. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder: You’ve got your fingers in your ears, and your eyes closed singing out, “I can’t hear you. I can’t hear you.” You don’t want to recognize the truth, but the truth is gonna square you up come September.

  84. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    York, Sanders, Maiocco, NJ, 12th Man, Glazer, Kilion, Kawakami, Cohen: “Hendrix is a divisive force in the locker room; some vets don’t like him; He’s controlling and abravive, the locker room is divided by the HC”

    Justin Smith, Crabtree, Culliver, Gore, Bethea: “Everyone in the locker room loved Jim Harbaugh, no problems with him”

    Winder: “It’s all in your mind, get over it”

  85. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol.

  86. winderNo Gravatar says:

    phil- What point are you trying to make?

  87. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder,

    You can tell the sky is dark as you head out of your office for lunch but the sun-shielding on the windows prevents you from seeing clearly outside to know the current state of the weather.

    You see several of your co-workers coming into the building. They are collapsing dripping wet umbrellas and their wet shoes and overshoes are standing in puddles of water coming off their soaking wet clothes.

    Do you suppose that it’s raining?

  88. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I would wonder why those idiots would go swimming during lunch.

    That new rule will make the game better, or at least more interesting.

  89. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers: “where do Chuck and the Nutters go next? Can we trust anything they say? Should they all just turn in their blogging privileges and slink away in disgrace?”

    1) “Where next?”: They and especially him will practice the new divisive message then come over here to pick fights, spread negativity in the form of ‘optimism’ and continue Chuck’s agenda of bleeding this blog.

    2) “Trust anything they say?” The only two voices not in his head worth listening to are NJ and Winder who are decent reasonable people. Chuck is a sociopath bent on destruction. Unfortunately a few people think he’s great and he has a free pass to waltz in here spewing hate slightly disguised.

    3) “just turn in their blogging privileges and slink away in disgrace?” No, Chuck should be banned for endless attempts to dominate, divide and disrupt this joint. This is what drove me out of his blog and it’s way past funny over here now. You think he’s going to slink away? Oh that Chuck he’s so funny…

  90. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit –
    I agree with most of what you wrote. I certainly agree that Jed York should have been grateful to Harbaugh for Harbaugh getting the stadium deal done in Santa Clara. Without Harbaugh, that stadium never gets built and the least the entire York family could have done was be grateful to Harbaugh for getting that deal done. Nevermind the 3 NFC Championship games without a qb. At the very least, the York family should have been respectful of Harbaugh. Instead they bashed him and tweeted about him, and lead a media campaign against him. That’s not the way you treat someone who’s done so much for you. It that’s the way the Yorks decided to handle it, and it’ll bite them in the ass for years to come.

    The one thing I don’t agree with your assessment about is why Harbaugh left. I don’t think it was over money. I think Harbaugh left because he didn’t like the way Trent Baalke ran the team. I initially thought it was about money, but I don’t anymore. I think Harbaugh left because he didn’t like Baalke. I think John Madden got wind that there was an internal dispute between Harbaugh and Baalke and Madden said, “It’s easier to find a suit.” I also point to the “fact” that Harbaugh said, right after the NFC Championship loss to the ‘Hawks, “I want this exact team back next year regardless what the front office says.” To me, this means that Harbaugh and Baalke didn’t see eye-to-eye. But Skeebers is kind of right in that this my assumption. However, it’s got more factual evidence behind it than any other assumption put out there. Plan beats no plan.

    And one other thing to think about: Personally, I thought, and wrote it at the time, that the 49ers’ window for chasing Super Bowls was over after the loss to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. I thought that Gore, Smith, Willis, Whitner, Boldin, Lee, Rogers and others were all too old to seriously compete for a Super Bowl. It may have been hard for Harbaugh to accept that. I think Baalke may have realized it was time to rebuild (while lying to 49er fans and saying “reload”) and that Harbaugh wasn’t the guy for a rebuild. I think there was a way around it. The way to satisfy all parties involved was to replace studs like Gore not with busts like Lattimore but with studs like Denard Robinson, Zac Stacy or Andre Ellington who were all available when Baalke picked Lattimore in the 4th round.

    Point being, if you can draft, you can replace studs and continue to reload and stay competitive – and Harbaugh would have been happy with that. But if you’ve got a string of guys like Lattimore on your team, you have to abandon the reload strategy and go full rebuild, and I don’t know that Harbaugh’s your coach for that. He doesn’t have the patience, and really, it’s impatience for GM incompetence because with a GM who can draft, you never have to rebuild… you’re always reloading. In my opinion, though, and admittedly it’s a presumption, I think Harbaugh knew Baalke was a bad talent evaluator and gave York and ultimatum: Him or me (Baalke or Harbaugh). And really… there’s no way of knowing. But if Trent Baalke proves out to be a bad GM, the agrument leans more in my favor. A head coach would know if he was under a bad GM long before the fans knew it. And brother John would no doubt have some insights about Baalke’s draft strategies. Ozzie Newsome could give John (and subsequently Jim) insights into Baalke’s drafts immediate – on draft day. Where as the fans might not know what Ozzie knew — that Baalke sucks –for years.

  91. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “I would wonder why those idiots would go swimming during lunch.”

    The conclusion is inescapable using the manly art of observation and deduction. Required in our daily lives for such things as not picking up a fireplace poker from the red end.

  92. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    That should read Winder is kind of right, not Skeebers.

  93. ReddingRexNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy Guy says:
    May 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Harbaugh might not be Walsh – but if Harbaugh had a guy even 80% as good at QB as Montana, we’d have two rings in those three years. Even Garcia might have gotten them over the top. Kaepernick is a great athlete but until he learns to read defenses and throw the touch passes, the very best defenses will find ways to shut him down.

    Grumps, you’re correct about one thing we were and still are missing a legitimate Quarterback as important as that is it still wouldn’t have won Harbaugh two rings in three years. Harbaugh wasn’t even on the same planet as Walsh and who ever agrees with your mindless logic is smoking some good crack with you at the bottom of a bridge somewhere.

    Haubaugh unlike Walsh had a killer instinct he put his foot on opponent’s throats and never stopped scoring until the game was over. Yes it pissed off our opponents but teams never came back to beat us with our large leads. Walsh didn’t score 17 points then play prevent defense all game long trying to sit on leads like loser do. Yes it worked a few times for Harbaugh but that weak minded approach to the game had no business in the sport especially when playing teams that had good QB’s and could score at will. Harbaugh won games when his opponents QB’s weren’t that good, he played good defense, got up on them by 14 points and sat on the lead praying to win. When he played a team with a good defense that had Smith’s or Kaps number and could put up points on offense he was toast!

    Let’s keep it real here when comparing great ones to wannabe amateurs shall we? Or are you a Unca_chuck disciple that believes Alex Smith could’ve done just as good as Montana if he had all Montana’s resources, lol!!!!!

  94. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Walsh had a four minute offense despite the myth around the blogs. (That’s an offense that burns clock and tries to keep the ball out of the other team’s hands).

    Walsh was into designing offenses and adjusting them by how different defenses reacted to them. Walsh had an offense capable of doing what he wanted to do. It’s not as simple as merely wanting to do it if you want to do it successfully. Harbaugh played the offense he had and was forced to depend on Baalke and York for the players he had to work with. Walsh was not.

  95. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- i was trying to be a little comical. But, what you say is true all it takes is getting burned one time and the hot end of the poker is a no-no.
    V- I gotta admit you still hold your guns when it comes to Walsh, I can still see the look on John Robinson’s face during a couple of those games. Priceless.

  96. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    ReddingRex if this is true:

    “Harbaugh won games when his opponents QB’s weren’t that good, he played good defense, got up on them by 14 points and sat on the lead praying to win. When he played a team with a good defense that had Smith’s or Kaps number and could put up points on offense he was toast!”

    -How do you explain wins on the road against Patriots, Brady; GB/Rodgers; Saints/Brees? Off the top of my head?

  97. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Who cares if Harbaugh sat on leads? He won. It would be a different story if he lost after sitting on leads.

    Dwight Howard is so, so soft. Warriors will sweep.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I also don’t think Harbaugh was all about the money.
    There’s 3 ways you reward employees. Buy him something, give him a raise or give him a promotion.
    Jed York needed to show Harbaugh some respect and he didn’t. He instead showed him to the curb.

  99. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Time to dynamite this clown car. Give the keys to Peyton Manning. He probably will retire after this year. Pay the man and outbid Elway. How can we have a parting of ways on FO terms and then be served diarrhea on a bun.

    Top ten pick and a QB with promise.So which neutered local NFL media fake is going to pose this to TB in a press conference.

  100. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chargers and Raiders just completed a land deal in Carson to bring football to Orange County which is where the money is down there to fill a stadium. Done similar to Levi’s stadium.

  101. ReddingRexNo Gravatar says:

    Phil fan, Patriots, GB and Saints do have QB’s but they have no defense. Seattle has the full package and since 2012 they outscored the 49ers 153-75. And Seattle holds a head to head record 5-2, do you want me to bring up Harbaugh’s Playoff record against Carroll’s Seahawks?

    Look it cracked me up when unca_chuck and his buddies got so excited about something bad happened to a team in our division due to an injured player, or losing a coach etc, etc.. They felt this gave us a chance to win the division because a misfortunate thing happened to one of our opponents. This is the only hope that the York’s gave them by the York’s not being Eddie and us not having a Head Coach like Walsh.

    You see winners can care less about the misfortunes of other teams, they simply build a football team to not only beat teams in their division they build the best damn team in the league to win it all. Like Fear mentioned Walsh built a football team that could score at will and like Sam Wyche on the sidelines during the Super Bowl saying this is this is Déjà vu!!! He was powerless to stop Montana running Walsh’s offense. All he could do is stand there and watch.

  102. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I guess since they play each other twice a year one of those game will be a road game. In a way that is geneous, each club save travel time and money.

  103. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Oops. Read the article in the OC Register. Carson is just south of Compton. The site is at 405 and 110 FWY’s. Rams also looking to move back to Hollywood Park. What are these owners thinking. Low per capita income. This is where a Mexican soccer team played and the fans boo’d the American flag.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a new article from today parroting what sensible posters have been saying in this blog.
    http://nypost.com/2015/05/19/49ers-post-harbaugh-exodus-just-keeps-growing/

    The apologists and nutters won’t like this one.

  105. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom – Peyton Manning can’t even throw the football anymore. He’s winning games with his mind. He’s done.

    Regarding football in LA, the only way it works is if the NFL brings in a new franchise. The city won’t embrace a re-tread. Now if the NFL did something like they did with turning the Browns into the Ravens, that might work. Turn the Raiders into the LA Tide or something, that might work. The LA Chargers might also work… but only because SD is so close.

  106. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Nice Read, Bullit. If Winder reads that he might never take his fingers out of his ears. Chuck’s head might explode. NJ will respond with babble….

  107. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Flying V:

    Q: What do you call 15 millionaires with new championship rings?

    A: The Golden State Warriors

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s been plenty of support for Harbaugh from many of us, for the winning record he was able to assemble here.

    Who doesn’t enjoy winning in this game?

    Our window was open at the proper time for all concerned.
    Whatever the reasons, Jed, Jim, Trent, Roman you name it, discord got the better of them.

    Slice it as you will.
    Justin not only said he enjoyed Harbaugh, he supports Tomsula as well.

    49ers’ Smith: ‘You don’t have the tools, you can’t do the job’
    http://tinyurl.com/kg6ptug

    Smith: Tomsula not a ‘meat-head D-line coach’
    http://tinyurl.com/mpbzjql

  109. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- there was absolutely nothing new there.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit the big difference between you and me is simply, that you don’t like the 9ers enough to see things with an open mind.

    I’m not ready to give up on the team I’ve followed for most of my life.
    Your sole purpose is to convince me I should give up my POV.
    If/when I’m ready to do that, I’ll let you know.

    I read tons of reports related to the 9ers and form my opinions by what I watch during games and from the guys writing about the team from within.

  111. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Once again you miss the point, but that’s par for the course. The point isn’t whether Justin Smith supports his old D line coach – of course he does. The point is whether or not Harbaugh lost the locker room. Because if Harbaugh didn’t, it’s a smear campaign by York on one of his own employees, and that’s the kind of stuff that’ll lead to a mass exodus (which the 49ers clearly have going on right now).

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Contrary to your opinions, Justin stated that his left shoulder just isn’t doing what he feels it needs to do to continue.
    You’ll convince yourself that it’s all due to Harbaugh’s departure.

    Read the link I supplied.
    I’m not putting words in his mouth.
    He stated it for the record.

  113. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – My soul purpose is not to convince you of anything. I’d rather try to touch the moon. You’re dumber than a box of chocolates. My purpose on this blog and others is to destroy Jed York so that he goes into hiding and is never seen again…. and talk football – once Niner football, now the NFL in general.

  114. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Just a load of crap from a sensationalist rag. It must be a slow day in NY.

  115. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – It was news to me that Frank Gore said he didn’t like playing for the 49ers until Harbaugh got there, and that Gore thought Harbaugh was the best coach he’d ever played for. Certainly does fly directly in the face of what Chuck tried to pass as Harbaugh losing the locker room when Gore was critical of Roman. News to me. However, you’ve got your fingers in your ears so learning new stuff isn’t going to really happen for you.

  116. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder: Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I read. I don’t play for the team. I’m not in the locker room either.
    No point to miss.
    Divided locker room reports came out numerous times over the past couple of years.
    Much of it seemed to center around Alex and the way he was treated.

    2 Locker Rooms existed during the Harbaugh tenure.
    That’s what I refer to.
    Whatever happened was likely between Trent and Jim.
    Jim was said to have erected a partition of some sort to keep his locker room separate of the Mgt and Media as well.

    We don’t know how or why it went down as it did. It just did.

    Harbaugh rebelled against everyone but his players.
    I’m sure it got old real quick.

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just took a quick search of some of the many articles written related to the ‘divided’ locker room reports that were out there.

    I don’t make sh!t up to fuel an agenda.

    Answers to Smith began 49ers drama
    http://tinyurl.com/l2zybx5

    Tomsula: 49ers will be united in one locker room
    http://tinyurl.com/pdvj2nl

    “It was crazy”: Crabtree says QB decision initially divided 49ers locker room
    http://tinyurl.com/d58ddob

  119. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry spit. I meant hire Peyton as OC after he retires. He knows O far better than anything we have. He was throwing off a torn quad since mid-december.

  120. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – You’re so full of crap. You’re like Unca-Chuck regarding your defense of York’s (I mean Sanders’) claim that Harbaugh lost the locker room. It’s humorous, though. Those quotes are from 2013, regarding the Smith / Kaep decision.

    Never once has anyone pointed to one player in 2014 who didn’t like Harbaugh or was critical of Harbaugh. Never once… Winder, Chuck and NJ have never been able to point to one player who gave up on Harbaugh in 2014.

  121. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Who gives a crap about a divided locker room? That was so last year what the “F” difference does it make now. I love Gore and I think he should make the HOF on the first go round. But he scored 3 td’s last year he’s running on bald tires and I doubt he really makes too much of a difference with Indy this year. But if he does good for him.

  122. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – If Jed York did orchestrate a smear campaign against his own head coach, would you be a Jed York fan and follow the product he put out on the field?

  123. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It would piss me off. And, i would really want to know why.

  124. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I will always follow the Niners.

  125. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Far enough. I respect that.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit that’s the basis of the debate.
    It was speculated and written about in the press.
    I didn’t pull it out of my A$$ like typically do.

    If Crabtree’s name was attached to the piece, try and find some common sense about who his mentor is.
    In case you don’t know, his name is Deion Sanders.

    Did you ‘hear’ a player say anything?
    Nor did I.
    It was released in the public domain, from writers who cover the team.

    You spend your entire miserable existence attempting to smear anyone who isn’t in lock step with your opinions.
    I watch the games, I listen to commentary, I read articles, from many writers involved with the team, on a daily basis.

    Don’t like the 9ers?
    Move on. No one would blame you.

    Want to talk football?
    Bring something to the table beside personal attacks, on those of us who can’t control jacksh!t, about how Jed sees fit to run his team.

    He ain’t Uncle Eddie.
    He’s a rich kid that inherited an NFL franchise.

    Hate him as you will.
    I simply hope Baalke can build a respectable team, despite a novice Rich Kid Owner, who knows next to nothing about what it is he’s trying to do at this point.

    Again, pick your poison.
    Baalke is light years ahead of Jed, in terms of what it takes to assemble a roster.

    Baalke also has ties to some of the brightest NFL Coaches in recent years.
    He’s worked with, and for, many in the Parcells Coaching circles.

    Parcells has a Coaching Tree just as Walsh did.
    Jed didn’t come from that lineage. Baalke did.

    He ain’t perfect, but, he’s got more NFL knowledge than Jed.

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Try this article on for Sh!ts and Giggles too Spit.
    Just in case you continue insist I’m not bright enough to form an opinion, on things that concern my team.

    Jim Harbaugh comfortable in chaos
    http://tinyurl.com/k3m3fqy

  128. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt SEA has our number and is a better team Rex. Record says it all. We fell off after the 2012 draft due to no ‘reload’. I’d say they have a better FO and GM + coach and we have a bunch of work cut out for ourselves to catch up. Can we do it with Balkey and Tommy? I doubt it but we’ll see. Not hopeful. We’ve been regressing since the 2012 draft and we still are getting injured players or potential projects.

    Is Hendrix (Harbaugh) in Walshs class? No but no one else is either. And Tomsula seems unlikely to be even able to match Jimis 49-22-1 record. That seems secondary to ownership and some fans.

  129. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From within that piece, just so you see it…..

    “Team CEO Jed York says there was a “rawness” that festered after coming up short three straight seasons. Harbaugh worked the players hard, tightening his grip, which prompted a few of them to voice concern to management.”

  130. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If York was a little brighter/wiser he might have looked at the 2012 draft which gave us what in the SB? A fumble from LMJ and not a damn thing else.

    But no his mind was made up one way or another = coachs fault = win a SB or your out. York has no clue and put his money on the guy that gave us ZIP that year. Really a big mistake. Can’t win a SB or much else without ongoing infusions of talent = as mentioned by Spit this is ongoing reloads. We don’t have that.

    Kap needs coaching, off season work and back ups to compete. Really this is our biggest player need and what was done? ZIP.

    Not impressed with Balkey compared to the SEA GM, forget York.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh Phil, the 2012 Draft was a whiff.

    Found a pretty fair assessment related to the Baalke as GM Era.

    Grading Trent Baalke’s tenure as 49ers GM
    http://tinyurl.com/m4gvroz

  132. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Randy Moss was a major disappointment in the SB as well.

    Thought he’d help get us over the WR hump.

    Baalke is still searching for production from the WR position to this day.

  133. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, thx for the TB post. He will take a terrible hit in every category for this offseason. As GA he bears ultimate responsibility for the coaches. Is it believable that Jed nixed getting Gase by insisting on Guido.

    If I were Dr. York I would tie up Jed and stash in a basement closet. Would also have a mistress on the side. Let TB get the best O mind next Feb and pay top dollar. It’s the NFL the top entertainment dollar in Obama’s economy.

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    In the ESPN article I would highlight the following about Harbaugh

    “He is a vessel of pain. He inflicts it and welcomes it. Practice is supposed to suck. Games are supposed to hurt. Most coaches arrive with a calculated, five-year plan. Harbaugh’s plan is kick ass.”

    “At San Francisco he makes the winning side run gassers after two-minute practice. “He’s really good at making it suck,” says Vernon Davis, who loves him. Harbaugh doesn’t want a happy team. He wants the “least unhappy” team. “In the workplace, I don’t look for friends. I look for allies,” he said in the preseason speech, cribbing a line from TV’s “Blue Bloods.”

    Who’s tough enough? Who can hang? Harbaugh creates tests the way a workaholic creates work. His battles with the Stanford administrators, mostly over admitting qualified recruits, are legendary, and not missed, in Palo Alto, California. He’ll burst into York’s office at the crack of dawn with a problem that needs to be solved now. He sometimes uses his news conferences to back players in contract disputes, pitting them against the suits. Then he puts those players through miserable practices, leaving some of them to wonder whether, despite his mantra, others do have it better than they do. It’s exhausting. According to someone who knows him well, Harbaugh has “figured out how to not be liked and how to function. It’s been a strength his entire life. If he’s going against you, he hates you.”

    It’s hard to win in the NFL, and Harbaugh wins so much that some 49ers seem to take for granted what a few coaches privately argue: Harbaugh, for all his faults, has done a damn good job of guiding a roster that isn’t as loaded with as many blue-collar guys as the front office would like to believe. Edgy personalities need to be kept on edge, the theory goes. Some players complain that Harbaugh, who banned music and card games on flights, is too controlling, but as one staffer says, “They have no idea what controlling is.”
    The 49ers front office, though, privately talks about trying to keep Harbaugh’s chaos contained. And they have wondered whether someone like defensive line coach Jim Tomsula could replicate Harbaugh’s intensity without alienating so many people. They ask: Is Harbaugh a great coach or does he just have a great record?”

    ==

    Harbaugh is old school and the new CBA did away with the two a days and limits the number of practices with pads.
    IIRC when Harbaugh started with the Niners his practices in pads were brutal because he was simulating game situations.
    Successful teams are always the teams that outwork and outlast their opponents.
    Some coaches make their teams travel in coat and ties. Harbaugh banned the card games and music on flights.
    How dare he? So some whining players went to Jed about it.
    We are about to find out if Tomsula can replicate Harbaugh.

    From the srticle you can see the FO/Jed did meddle and question
    what was being done in practice. This could blow up soon.

  135. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit – What do you mean by blow up? The players will revolt, or just give up? Or that Tomsula will implode from inadequacy? Or, that another sports writer will be kicking that dead horse that’s been stinking up the place for months now?

  136. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    I have always tried to be realistic and honest here.
    When Harbaugh took us to the playoffs I was happy and said it was good to be back and relevant again. You might recall that Berger and Dennis gave me a lot of grief for that. The bravado
    twins said it was Super Bowl or Bust and then Chuckles jumped aboard that bandwagon. (and Jed actually was on board too).
    The trio turned this against me saying that it was a failed season if you didn’t win the prize. I set realistic goals yet if you’ll recall I’ve been called a homer and a company man.

    Jim Harbaugh gave us the best chance to win a Super Bowl IMO.
    Ousting him and a great part of his staff sets the team back at least a year and probably 2-3 years. I felt the team could make another serious run with Harbaugh in 2015. Obviously some people including Jed York think otherwise.
    I’ll always be a Niner fan but now I can be a harsh critic.

    I’m speaking to the optimists that don’t seem to think losing 4 all pros matters. It is unknown who’s replacing Iupati and also how Boone will play this year. Many questions with Hyde at RB and Kap at QB.
    You’re replacing both starting CBs again but with a different coordinator and a different DBs coach. Is it going to be easy?

    Stay tuned. My expectations are way lower. The blowup will be with the guys that are predicting we’ll do better than 8-8
    but can’t explain why. I have to see what the “new” Niners look like to formulate a final opinion. One thing is true.
    Other than Holt and Bush there is very little help among the FAs and draft class.

  137. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    In 2015, the 49ers will beat the Vikings, Giants, Falcons and they’ll split with the Rams. And sure… there will be a surprise or two along the way. Maybe the Falcons are good, fast. Maybe the 49ers pull off an early and surprising win against a team like the Packers or Cardinals. Maybe Foles is the answer Fisher has been looking for But the real danger the 49ers are up against is a mass mutiny early in the season. And I don’t think it’ll be like the Nolan years when Nolan pushed the team too hard and was also throwing players under the bus left and right and it was blatantly obvious Nolan had lost the team. Tomsula won’t throw anyone under the bus. And Tomsula will be fair to his players. But the problem will be that, despite the bitching by Jed York lovers about the schemes Harbaugh ran, Harbaugh and his coaching staff made great adjustments and designed awesome game plans that were good enough to make it to the NFC Championship game 3 years in a row. You don’t get to the second biggest arena in pro football 3 years in a row designing, as some have suggested, bad game plans or loser schemes. And who cares if Harbaugh sat on leads? He won. And won again. And I don’t recall Harbaugh ever losing a game when the 49ers were blatantly sitting on a lead. But I digress.

    Players talk. When Tomsula, Mangini and Geep install their game plans on Tuesday and Wednesday, players who played under Harbaugh and respected him are going to shoot holes in the new coaching staff’s strategies. And if players know a particular game plan won’t work, then it doesn’t on gameday, and the 49ers get blown out, players will start going through the motions real fast. Tomsula is going to have to earn the respect of his players in regards to creating excellent game plans, and if he doesn’t (fast), players aren’t going to put forth maximum effort and put their bodies on the line for smoke and mirrors or sophomoric play calling.

    This dynamic will be exacerbated by Jed York’s terrible business practices. Players play for coach, owner, organization, family and their own personal pride – in any particular order. But if the coach isn’t as astute as the former coach, and the level of creativity and geneous isn’t there regarding strategy, AND the owner has done as his best some pretty shady things to the previous head coach and at his worst conduct detrimental to the team, the players will go into their own private little shells and play for family and money, and that doesn’t mean the players will play with a team concept in mind. In 2015, this dynamic will almost certainly play out. 4-12 if it all goes sideways fast. Maybe 6-10 if the 49ers pickup some garbage wins down the road. I can’t wait to read the box scores, and watch Tomsula press conferences.

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t look now but the Cards and Arians sare also going to a power running game trying to match the Seahags and the Niners and the Rams drafted Gurley early in the first round signaling they will also pound the ball.
    The NFC West is about to become the new black and blue division
    using the same formula of a stout elite defense and a running game to bleed the clock and dominate time of possession.

  139. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The scary thing in the upcoming season is the Niners are going to most likely have the 4th best defense in the NFC West.
    3 of the 4 teams are replacing their DCs.

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So the new extra point rules makes the PAT kicked from the 33 yd line supposedly less than automatic.
    If more than 90% of extra points are good the NFL will review and move it further back. They are looking for a 10% failure rate on extra points or less than automatic to determine outcomes of games.

  141. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Scary indeed. All 3 will have top ten defenses and we have got geek chryst to mastermind our O. Strong likelihood those are 6 losses with one season for DLINE rebuild.

  142. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- Thanks for the reply. I have never had anything against you. And, I truly believe that both you and chuck are needed on this blog. As you say some of the fans might have a big let down if the team doesn’t perform up to expectaions. But in the long run I think we are mostly realists and can handle just about anything. I am one of those guys that think we will be a pretty good football team this year. We are gonna be young and fast up and down the line. I am a believer in Kappy, so I base most of my optimism on him. If it doesn’t work I will be sad but I won’t blow up.

  143. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    6 losses due to rebuilding the D and getting pounded on the ground by the likes of Lynch, Gurley and Arians crew would hurt a lot. Hope we don’t regress too much on the DL Bakkentom, Bullit. Blow up indeed as fans go from ‘denial’ to ‘anger’ trying to cope with the losses and the turmoil at the top. Throw in a few losses due to poor OL/QB play and you have 7-9 my call for 2015.

    Until it is proven on the field that the coaching changes and GM strategy to replace players is equal too or superior to the prior regimes that dead horse remains dead. Nothing has been proven except York has the power to remove and install the HC. New HC has proven nothing beyond rah rah. GM has proven nothing. He can get some good players via FA but can he draft well enough to restock/rebuild a faltering franchise? Not proven. Many questions. B- grade so far BASG says.

    Dead horses do not become pink ponies because you wish it so.
    You need a new horse, a good one, whether players or coaches. As Justin said: “If you crap in one hand and wish in the other, see which one fills up first”

  144. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 1985 NFL Draft Remember who the Niners picked?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVL2MDMQDH4

  145. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing parallels between 1985 when there was a big 3 receivers and 2015 where there were also 3 elite receivers.
    Walsh said he had to have one of the top 3 receivers and traded up 12 spots. Walsh took the chance and drafted the best of all time. Baalke didn’t and now it’s wait and see how this all turns out.
    If Devante Parker turns out as good as advertised Baalke will kick himself.

  146. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the article I posted from Wickersham was pretty balanced.
    I don’t for a second think that Harbaugh was bad for the 9ers.
    Guys complain in this game all the time.
    Coughlin was run out of JAX for pretty much the same approach.
    He made enemies with the NYG as well.

    Winning masks a lot of odors however.
    While I’ve had my concerns about Jim’s ability to manage in-game strategy and, open up the passing game more, he brought a toughness to the roster that was lacking.

    Gore tired of the losing ways, as I’m sure many of the Vets did.

    What gets my attention moreover is, Jim openly battled with authority.
    He had that label as a player and, many stops along the way, including his stint at Stanford.

    We’ll all ponder ‘what might have been’.
    I only wish he could have found enough balance, to separate ‘Jim the Competitor’ from ‘Jim the HC’ and, worked in better harmony with Trent.

    Trent and Jim appear to have been cut from the same cloth.
    2 guys that just couldn’t find a balance, let alone a working relationship.

    I’m a 9er fan.
    I enjoy winning games over losing them, just like anyone else.

    Not an easy time for any of us right now.

  147. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Bringing up Coughlan’s name, you can see he’s the most successful coach for the Jags an expansion team leading them to the playoffs in 4 of their first 5 seasons including the AFC Championship Game in their second year of existence which is impressive.
    Coughlan has coached the Giants for 12 years now with mixed results but most important he’s won 2 Super Bowls with them.
    He’s coached them to the playoffs in 5 out of 11 seasons.
    He’s survived 2 seasons of 6-10 and a 7-9 and two 8-8 years.

    My point is simply ikf you have a proven coach you stick with him however quirky he might be. If you have a perennial playoff team they will break through sooner or later.

    The Yorks have made the same move 10 years ago in the removal of Mooch and we know that move plunged the team into abyss.
    The players were John York instead of Jed and Terry Donahue instead of Trent. I scratch my head and wonder why would you repeat the same mistake? Why mess with success? That is my frustration.

    http://a.espncdn.com/nfl/news/2003/0115/1493146.html

  148. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In other words ten years ago John York listens to his GM Terry Donahue and jettisoned Mooch who wanted more control over personnel. Hindsight will show us that Donahue was a terrible GM
    with #1 draft picks Mike Rumph, Kwame Harris and Rashuan Woods in 3 consecutive years. It pains me just to list these wasted picks.
    My fear is Jed might have repeated the mistake of his old man.
    My frustration is how do you not learn from previous mistakes made?
    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

  149. winderNo Gravatar says:

    All good points bullit. Trent is definitely not Donahue, and I pray that Jed is not the good doctor. But just by looking at the 1st rd picks of Donahue it really shows how important it is to get the draft right. I still think for whatever reason the working condition between the FO and Harbaugh must have turned to poison and was probably a no turning back situation.

  150. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – That’s a great comparison between Baalke and Harbaugh and Mooch and Donahue. I don’t like Baalke, and I think Baalke’s a bad GM, but to be fair, I think Baalke is better than Donahue. I mean, really, who wasn’t better than Donahue? It was rumored that Terry didn’t work very hard and left the building early frequently. If you don’t work at you craft, you won’t master it. Malcom Gladwell writes about the 10,000 hour rule. If you don’t put in the time, you won’t get the results, and Donahue never put in the time and his draft picks were awful. Donahue was clearly the worst GM the 49ers have ever had at least in my lifetime.

    But your analogy stands. In hindsight, the 49ers should never have sided with Donahue over Mooch. The move was to dump Donahue, keep Mooch and find a GM who worked and could evaluate talent. I think, like you’ve pointed out, history absolutely will repeat itself. You don’t fire Harbaugh. Like you pointed out in your previous post, Harbaugh is Tom Coughlin. Harbaugh may be immature. He may be a pain to work with. But you tolerate it because of the wins. You don’t say to yourself, “I’d rather lose with a yes man than win with a pain in the neck,” because then you become a loser.

    History will prove that Jed York picked, again, the wrong person in the HC / GM power struggle. And it will set the 49ers back a decade. … maybe more.

  151. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Denver just did the same thing with their head coach. Jimmy Johnson, etcetera. This is an eternal power struggle for some owners. Ego central. My thought was Harbaugh was in over his head offensively. Hence the falling short.

    The chips fell where they did. Does it suck?! Maybe. Piss and moan about it all you want. The end game being the team is at the whom of the owner. Someone yesterday said we are at the hands of a spoiled rich kid.

    And Eddie was what? A spoiled rich kid. Daddy gave him a football team to play with because of the conflict of interest.

    Don’t like it? Tough shit.com. Stop watching. Better yet. Stop posting 100,000 word screeds about why you aren’t a 49er fan. I mean, how lame is that?

    NoFear you never answered my question. The answer is obvious. The 2012 team was a lot more talented than this one. And thus had a better shot at winning it all.

    Only a narrative chaser denies the facts. Tell me this team has the talent that the 2012 team did and we can compare upcoming records.

    This is much different team now. Thus, expectations are different.

  152. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Only a halfwit like Unca_Chuck thinks a guy who took his team to 3 straight championship games without a GM, and while changing the qb mid window, isn’t good offensively. Additionally, only a halfwit like Unca_Chuck compares Jim Harbaugh to John Fox. Halfwits: Can’t live with ’em, pass the beer nuts.

  153. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Spit- Donahue was a Walsh guy who had really good credentials. But the Niners were in a tailspin because of ownership and the lack of football knowledge. To my thinking Donahue should have given his all to help the team but in the end he was just another loser who picked up a paycheck while they lasted. He was actually an enemy to the team as far as I’m concerned.

  154. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    So both Jason garret, Dallas HC, and Sean Payton are ex-QB. Why Guido. FO forced out Habs for what. This is something better. Until the HC and OC are fixed I want to see this team beat up. Top Five picks until the shit at the top is fixed.

  155. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Tom- maybe wait and see what they do before sending them to the firing squad.

  156. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick’s new touch passing:

    49ers RB Davis: Kaepernick ‘owes me a new thumb’

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/49ers-rb-davis-kaepernick-owes-me-new-thumb

    Wonder if he used that new short delivery?

  157. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both Boone and Anthony Davis are absent for the OTAs.
    No explanation for Davis but that’s the entire right side of the Oline with a new OC and Oline coach.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/right-side-o-line-skipping-49ers-offseason-program

  158. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    They had the new guy Pears and the huge rookie whatzitz name in there. Boone holding out/absent. Davis hopefully not hurt still.

    Oh yeah and where’s Iupati?

    Right.

  159. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Update from Maiocco:

    “A source close to Davis told CSN Bay Area that he is taking part in his own training regimen during the voluntary portion of the off-season program”.

  160. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors 98-99

    Good even from here on shitty internet

  161. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome day for Bay Area sports fans. Mad Bum takes Kershaw deep on the first pitch Kershaw throws Madison. Hilarious. The Giants are back, firing on all cylinders with Pagan, Pence and Ichiro Jr in left. Duffy should be playing 3rd with McGehee spelling Duffy and Belt. Just like that, the Giants are 1.5 games back and the Dodgers have confidence problems.

    The 49ers? Has Jed York lost the locker room? Anthony Davis AND Alex Boone are both missing from the 49ers’ OTAs. That’s huge because the new O line coach is installing a new zone blocking scheme that’s gonna be hilarious to watch – with Kaep getting all the blame. If you’re doing an install, you need everyone there. Davis and Boone gone will make the O line play a joke this year… along with the new O line coach and new young O line players at Center and LG.

    Also read that Carlos Hyde missed practice or was late and basically didn’t care that he missed practice. Hilarious. You can’t blame it on Tomsula because Tomsula hasn’t really done anything…. yet. If there’s guys retiring, leaving via free agency, showing up late and missing OTAs, at this point it’s one man’s problem – Jed York. So I ask again… Has Jed York lost the locker room?

    It’s a Bay Area sports fan’s dream. Giants sweep and shut out the Dodgers. The Warriors go up 2-0, and are playing amazing TEAM basketball – not this one man Harden show. And the best part of today? Jed York is showing signs he’s lost the locker room. I love it. There is a Jesus after all. And Jesus has left the 49er fan base too.

  162. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Kerr is going to be one of the next great coaches in sports history. And think about the Bay Area. The Bay Area could have had Kerr, Bochy and Harbaugh. Haha!

    Kerr, Bochy and Tomsula? “One of these kids is doing his own thing.” Bochy is a HOFer – first ballot. Kerr has the makings of HOF – smart, cool, disciplined and insightful. Tomsula? He might make it past year one without getting fired. Too bad Jed York has lost the locker room already.

  163. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, I thought last year he had a team that quit on him about mid-season when the passive aggressive sabotaging kept on happening. And then the injury bug bit with a vengeance and down we went on a 4 game losing streak. It is understandable that players would want to preserve their health from the undermining owner. Throttle it back, play safe, don’t be a hero for a gutless owner.

    You think they were doubting Jimi? No evidence but plenty of leaks coming out of the FO suits per Sanders and local media.

    You’re right it won’t take much losing for players to bag it again. Only cure will be wins which will be hard to come by given new coaches, new systems, schemes and new players trying to learn it all.

    Nice win by the Warriors. Yep that’s how a team plays. But then their owner isn’t smearing his HC.

  164. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ex-49ers QB Garcia joins Rams coaching staff

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/ex-49ers-qb-garcia-joins-rams-coaching-staff

    I wish we had found a place for him. Glad for Jeff Garcia and hope this does not come back to bite us with improved Rams QB play. He’s just getting started but could develop into a good coach there or elsewhere. His goal is a HC position in the NFL.

    From the comments:

    “My guess is that his personality would clash with Jed and Trent, and that they would rather lose to him twice a year than work with him.”

    (Doubt it but this is a reflection of how disgusted some of us fans are at the team leadership)

    “For Jed to say how much he likes Walsh and his teaching methods, I find it interestingly sad to see another “Walsh” guy go to another team instead of the Niners… It is obvious that Garcia would be an improvement over Jeep, I mean he couldn’t get any worse. Yet, the guy who was responsible for Kap and the passing game last year gets…….A PROMOTION to OC?”

    We’ll see how it works out. Good for Jeff

  165. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hyde is “working through something” with his leg. Worked out separately.

    I got a laugh out of this description of a WR drill. This I believe had its genesis in the drill that the Niners used to choose Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers:

    “The wide receiver portion of the opening individual period was fascinating to watch. Co-wide receiver coaches Adam Henry and Ronald Curry had the wideouts practice several technique-based drills that focused on route-running. For starters, the team’s wideouts took turns running down a 20-yard line and stopping at a cone at 5-yard increments. When receivers arrived at the cone, they dropped their hips, reached down to pick up a tennis ball and then placed the ball back on the cone before taking off for the next cone in the line. The wide receivers also ran a gauntet-style drill in which they used a press-coverage move to get by a blocking dummy, dropped their hips to pick up a towel, then proceeded to break their feet down to simulate a hitch route. Making the drill even more impressive was the finish of the gauntlet. Once they reached the top of the route, the wideouts turned back inward and stepped through a small plastic rectangle constructed of PVC pipe. Upon entering the rectangle, the receivers worked back towards their coach, who then fired a football at them to complete the route simulation.”

    That was followed by 5 minutes of Hula Hoop competition.

  166. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9: @ Vikings, 10:00 am Sun.
9-16: vs. Lions, 1:25 pm, Sun.
9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
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
 
2017 Prognostications
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 6-10
Bullit: 5-11
Mr Fletch: 5-11
RTFirefly: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
Winder: 4-12

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