Job Listings

Only three more weeks before the bill starts coming due on Jed York‘s offseason catastrophe.

Currently, there are four jobs up for grabs as we head into Training Camp: LDE, RCB, RG, and slot CB. The LDE winner will be a guy who isn’t as good as Ray McDonald. The RCB winner will be a guy who isn’t as good as Chris Culliver. The RG guy won’t be as good as Mike Iupati. BUT, the slot CB would almost have to be an improvement on last year’s first round pick Jimmie Ward, who was pretty much torched all year.

The other jobs up for grabs are the entire coaching staff. In two years, none of them will still be here except probably Tom Rathman. Rathman isn’t into politics, doesn’t want to be a HC or coordinator, and allies himself with no one but his running backs, whoever they might be.

In the past four drafts, the 49ers haven’t selected a single impact player. Not one. Chris Borland might have qualified, but he threw in the towel after one season. Maybe there will be an instant stud in the 2015 draft, but I’m not holding my breath. You’d think the Niner GM would be an up for grabs job, too, but right now Trent Baalke is little Jed’s security blanket.

York, of course, is adored by 49er fans who are on the waiting list for brain transplants, but the healthy members of the fan base have written York off as a guy in over his head and more concerned with his own perilous comfort level than he is the welfare of the team. With the Super Bowl coming to Santa Clara at the end of the season, York also wants to be the face of the franchise this year. Which shouldn’t be too difficult now that all the deserving faces have been banished from the building and replaced with NFL discards the league lost interest in many years ago.

So we’re going to see a lot of the little round headed kid’s mug this year. No doubt making one preposterous statement after another. For the brain transplant candidates, enjoy. For the rest of us, time to stock up on barf bags. It’s going to be a long, pitiful year.




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  1. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From star-studded to a no-name D overnight. Lots of talent but need a full season to excel at key positions. 3-4 DE needs a 2 year plan for the right candidate. AA needs serious weight room work but maybe the only Justin of the future. DLine by committee falls apart when opposing O does continual no huddle.

    This is a development year. Player attitude cannot be framed by wins. Have fun out there and everyone sees the field. Good time to be a player on this current team.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    York doesn’t concern me very much. I dunno but I am more interested in the final product. Sure we lost some good players but players like Ray Mac and culliver can certainly be replaced. I don’t know this as fact but I really doubt York is going anywhere. I recommend that the people who despise him so not spend another dollar to support the team. And for mental health sake maybe look across the bay for their football enjoyment.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    As I said the NFCCG against Seattle. No team can overcome the calamity of 3 straight turnovers by your QB in a tight 3 point game.
    Despite the 2 earlier turnovers your team claws back and has the ball on the Seattle 18, 1st and 10 with 2 tme outs left and 30 seconds on the clock. Kap locks on to Crabtree and the LB drops off his assignment which is the RB in the flat and moves towards the goal line. Kap throws an ill advised pass short and Dick Sherman tips it and the trailing LB picks it, GAME OVER. I would have no problem if Crabtree had a chance to put his hands on the ball but it was thrown short. Dfenses know that Kap stares down his targets and doesn’t look the defense off.

    In 2014 I can name 3 games where Kap lost the games. Chicago,
    the Rams at home where he fumbled at the 6 inch line on a QB sneak, and the San Diego game where Kap fumbled and San Diego ran it in for a TD. Common denominator here are bonehead turnovers.

    You asked and there are probably one or two more games where mistakes made the difference.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    What worries me about York is his morphing into a meddling owner.
    I had no problem with him as he chose to be in the background and allowed the team their success.

    Just a theory but last year they opened his new stadium and many have said that Harbaugh helped him in that accomplishment which is certainly an accurate statement.
    It became an ego thing and one day Jed decided that this was his team and he would put his stamp on it.

    So you have the ego driven speeches such as “WE don’t hang any banners but Super Bowl banners” even though in the WE Jed’s never accomplished that. His ego driven bluster also led him to state publicly to hold him personally responsible if the 49ers fail.
    We are about to find out if he is a man of his word and face the media if things don’t go as planned and own up to it. We also might be seeing the next Howard Hughes but he still has Twitter.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- I agree with most everything you said. I don’t particularly like Jed but what he does is way beyond our control. With the NFL being what it is today and the following it has I’m afraid all the owners are under the looking glass. The media is where most of all the bullcorn starts and ends.”H” was a big reason the stadium was built and he had our team rolling for quite awhile. But that ended.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    Just look at the SF Giants. Bochy is a HOF manager but he had a lot of rough years interspersed with the good years. His management believed in the long term plan. The FO knew they had one of the best managers and ignored seasons where they were 20 games under .500 and finished in 3rd place.

    The Niners were 8-8 last year and could easily have been 12-4 or 11-5 with huge mistakes leading to losses against Chicago, the Rams, Chargers and the Raiduhs.

    8-8 itself is a lost season but not the end of the world.
    That’s where the politics kicked in because 8-8 is not enough to oust a winning coach. Someone had to start floating rumors of a divided team, the team trying to trade the coach and sending out a no confidence vote before the team and the coach
    were to address the national media after a game on a blindside.

    As you can tell I am of the belief you give Harbaugh 2015 to bounce back and if he can’t coax a playoff season out of the squad then you show him the door.

    Nobody can work in an environment where you win or else you’re gone. That’s the knee jerk short sighted view.

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit – once again I agree with most of what you said. I believe “H” played his best hand and was done. It really has nothing to do with the Giants amazing pitching during October and beyond. It’s not the same thing.

  8. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, everyone’s more interested in the final product. That’s what this is all about. Even while we were suffering through the rebuilding years, since Mike Nolan was hired, we’ve been working toward getting better.

    It was a slow process, for various reasons, but always working toward getting better. We finally got there and had a team of players and coaches who were contenders every year. Until York orchestrated its demise. For what? Ego? If that doesn’t piss you off I would wonder why Winder. (Alliteration = absolute proof of my position)

  9. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear – In my mind we are working toward getting better.

  10. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – LMAO. A couple of questions for you…

    A.) How long has your head been in the sand?
    B.) Is it hard to breathe with your head in the sand?
    C.) Did you recently get a super G man badge, celebrating your 49er homerism in a recent box of cereal?
    D.) Did it give you secret wood when Jed York declared “WE WILL WIN THE DIVISION,” when the team was 0-5?

    No offense…

  11. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve never seen Winder blog this much. Winder is either…

    A.) Hooped-up on goofballs.
    B.) Recently divorced
    C.) On the Jed York payroll
    D.) Waging a silent war against Jed York detractors because Winder too, like Jed York, was bullied and picked on as a child.

  12. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    # hopped up

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    Winder is entitled to his opinion.
    Rebut if you wish but don’t act like Chuckles with foolishness.
    Remember you dumped the Niners so why should you care?

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the other hand it’s not hard to rebut Chuckle’s foolish takes.
    Chuckles thinks that if you take a team to unprecedented heights not seen in 15 years you don’t deserve a penny more.
    He doesn’t acknowledge that Bochy and Cox got periodic bumps in pay and extensions for their success. I guess he thinks it’s a minor detail. A good front office takes care of it’s talent.

    Minor detail to Chuck but Jed had been on the record before 2014 that Harbaugh’s extension would get done. I suppose his word means nothing?

    Chuckles is the same guy that was willing to pay Kap $25 mil/year or whatever he asked for because he thought the team couldn’t live without him.

    LMAO when I see that Chuck is now touting Mangini as a strong coach after ridiculing the front office for hiring him in the first place. Just Chuckles exercising his civil rights to change his mind and do 180 degree turns on a whim.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In other words politicians have nothing on Chuckles.
    He’ll bend over on request.

  16. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone is welcome to their opinion about the Niners, York, but not all are worth considering seriously. Diversity of opinion is good but foolishness less so. FWIW.

    With Kaepernick we are going to find out this season answers to a lot of our questions just like our many questions regarding the coaching staff, players and overall team ability. He has a lot to prove as do others involved with the Niners. Can he do it? We’ll see, hopefully improvement, a big jump in reading defenses, accuracy and touch on passes, decisions in pocket like throwing ball away, etc, etc.

    Agree it’s too soon to decide on Kap but it’s a good time to question. He must win games for us, especially big games. That’s the main knock on him so far and it comes from doing the little things consistently. Not trying to be a hero with the big pass or play.

    I see Kap as needing ongoing coaching and work. Glad he dedicated himself this off season. He needs to work more and worry about his image less. Bicep kissing as the anti-Tebow didn’t work so well and won’t in the future. IMO he has the intelligence and talent to do it despite the tatoos and goofy attitude.

    This seasons squad is on the hot seat starting with the QB to show their best. Along with the coaches and all the other players. Owner should continue to STFU as he’s done more than enough damage already.

    Kap has a lot on the line to motivate him this and every season with his new contract. Time for him to show us what he has learned and can do on the field. Meanwhile where are our backup QBs? This is a weakness among others in Balkeys regime.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing how things you say get twisted in the Fairyland Blog, North Korea chapter. I said despite multiple losing season the Giants rewarded Bochy with raises and extensions. It would surprise you that Bochy’s major league managing record is 1618-1604 and with the Giants he’s only 40 games above .500.

    No front office and for that matter a decent owner would leave a Head Coach/manager flap in the wind on the last year of a contract for the simple reason it is a huge distraction and causes turbulence in your house. That is counterproductive to
    instilling a championship frame of mind and causing unwanted drama.

    What would Eddie do? Fairyland has their speculation but Eddie D has spoken on the topic and it’s the opposite of what the clueless at the Fairyland blog have speculated. More comic relief from what is becoming a clown college.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Want to see revisionist history then go to the Fairyland blog, North Korea Chapter.
    The two nincompoops are putting forth the myth that Harbaugh was handed a great roster. IIRC the iners didn’t have a QB under contract with a lockout shortened season adding to the chaos.

    Now I looked back at the blog archives and Chuckles predicted 8-8 and Berger was hedging between 7-9 and 9-7 as he always does in his fence sitting posture on what was a 6-10 team the year before.

    How did these two clowns come up with this narrative on the talent? They based it on the 13-3 results that Harbaugh squeezed out of team. Their hate for Hrarbaugh runs deep and they cannot give the guy credit for his many successes. That is called BIAS and shows lack of football acumen.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jeez, Bullit. North Korea’s a bit much.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You are right, North Korea is a little harsh.
    Kim Jung Un did nothing to warrant the comparison.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like Berger is irritated because his contention that
    Harbaugh inherited talent was disproven by his lukewarm prediction of 7-9 for 2011.
    Again apparently only these clowns can talk about pre_Harbaugh but when you bring up something to disprove them they get bent.

    According to Berger I’m an annoying expletive. Guess he just handle the truth. All I’m recalling is his own words and thoughts so if he doesn’t like it he should STFU! It’s that simple.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah these clowns thought the 49er roster was loaded.
    Remember the bitching that Crabtree was shut down and all the other receivers couldn’t get open?
    The fact that in the NFCCG against the Giants that only 1 pass was completed to a WR because Crabtree was doubled?

    I call BS to that narrative how loaded the Niners were that Harbaugh inherited. These guys are delusional or have selective memory.

  23. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I spent years over there but am now over it Bullit. I guess Chuck and Bergs get under your skin. They love it I guess. I know Chuck used to come over here for years and argue with you and others. Then go back there and mock, etc. I just got tired of his same old game and when I got back over here it was you who seemed to make the most sense. Finally it got to be Chuck against everyone here and he was gone as the only solution I suppose.

    Best bet is to avoid that place I think.

  24. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Berger calls us stupid for blaming Kap for his performance. He says it should be the coach since he chose the QB. So the all 22 on last year’s Seattle game was that bastard Harbaugh and his brainwashing of Kap and the evil puppet strings.

  25. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Spit – lol. Just got home and read your posts. How did you know about the G-man badge? And, I haven’t been hopped for close to 30 years. How about you, or does that “Mr. Peabody attitude just come natural. Better hop on that Way-back machine I think it’s waiting for you.

  26. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    And you guys object to politics!

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seriously.
    Thought I had a challenge surviving in NYG/NYJ and Eagles Country all these years.
    More Sh!t flying around here with fellow 9er fans.

    Sheesh…..

    Can’t make this Sh!t up can you?

  28. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “In the past four drafts, the 49ers haven’t selected a single impact player. Not one.”

    Skeebs you know our GM is doing a great job tho, right?

    What happened to our stocked roster Balkey inherited from McCloughan? The roster Singletary did so much with. That previous HC chosen by Boy York? Time to put Scottie McCloughan up there with Culliver on the Redskins spot on the Harbaugh Scoreboard. Could Balkey even draft a decent successor to Kap if Kap bombs? Really?

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The Chuck & Berger show is now putting out the stacked roster Harbaugh inherited and 7 years of high draft picks. Reality check. Our roster talent was finally upped by 2010 and 2011.

    McCloughan was dumped in 2010, no doubt from his 2008 and 2009 drafts. Balmer/ Rachal then Crabtree/Coffee/McKillop and the 2nd was traded for the 1st next year. That was a high 2nd and should have netted a 3rd or 4th also, not just a 1st.

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    TB is horrid on WR drafting. 2012 a disaster. Patton in the 4th. First 4 Rd of 2016 better be WR and pass TE picks and QB. Otherwise his release should be a serious topic of discussion.

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Quote from PFT: “If you’ve stood back and watched in amazement as one of the top teams of recent years was systematically dismantled this offseason, you’re not alone … Only seven starters remain from their 2012 team that reached Super Bowl XLVII, and from the looks of the current roster, the 49ers won’t be back to that level any time soon.”

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    The stacked team premise is another myth. Look at the 8 drafts that preceded Harbaugh and you’ll see #1 picks Mike Rumph, Rashuan Woods, Kwame Harris and Kentwan Balmer. That’s 4 busts of #1 picks in 8 drafts.

    Harbaugh took the Niners from 6-10 to 13-3 which is a unheard of gain of 7 wins. The team had not sniffed the playoffs for a decade. I can dig up posts of Chuckles and Berger being ecstatic of how Harbaugh turned it around. It seems that some people never stand by what they say and get upset when the truth is revealed. You might think their goal is just to antagonize and take the opposite view because they get off on it.
    I won’t apologize for discrediting these guys with their own words. If you say it and post it you should own it.

  33. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Things change over time. I don’t think anyone is trying to discount what “H” and the other coaches did when they got here. Kind of think of it like the 46 defense, when it was introduced no on could stop it. Until the league figured it out.

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    And, to think that all the players who left was because of the way Jed handled things is totally absurd.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    Can you interpret for me what Chuckles posted then?

    “Good to see we’ve driven Bullit around the bend. They had high draft picks for 7 years and had a defense that was top notch. Smith was being coaches badly and they had the fastest TE in the league plus Frank Gore. Yeah, throw in Patrick Willis and Justin smith donte whitener and on and on.

    Yeah he turned gold into silver.”

    So nobody is discounting anyone’s accomplishments? Can you at least look at this honestly and objectively?

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- i think he’s just saying the team was pretty stocked when he got here. But i can’t speak for chuck.

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I believe, and may be wrong, that the 2009 2nd was traded to Carolina when they were better. Trading our top ten 2nd to Carolina which would seem to be a middle of the pack team, was outrageous. We should have gotten an additional pick in 3rd or 4th.

    We lucked out and Carolina did worse than expected. Singletary was so sick of our pathetic line he had both 2010 1st’s devoted to it. Other good that Singletary did was fix VD and develop Ahmad Brooks.

    We can rightly shit on many of the drafts but some FA’s helped soften the whiffs. Justin Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Nate Clements, and the CB picked up by the Raiders a couple years ago.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    People develop amnesia. At the mos important position QB Harbaugh had to coax Alex Smith into coming back. At the end of 2010 everyone thought Smith would go elsewhere because of this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVpS88lRdAQ

    At receiver you had Crabtree and nobody else. Not exactly stocked or stacked.

  39. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Is it really necessary to quote and repeat every post from Chuck’s blog and settle for Chuck’s less foul-mouthed emissary to answer for his posts?

    Nobody had to coax Alex back, he had nowhere else to go. He sucked. Chuck thought he was great, still does, like some others.

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    York ruined Singletary’s coaching career by making him HC. He loved Chilo. Lesson learned and ignored.

  41. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- we have lacked at WR since Rice and TO. I can’t understand how our scouts and the people who make the final decisions can suck so badly when it comes to WR’s.

  42. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, to make a passing game work requires QB, OC, and WR/TE to figure out how to attack the opponents D and QB to execute it. Could Alex Smith and CK be the reason.

    Why is TB reluctant to use high picks on WR1 and pass TE. It is easier for him to get payback from D picks to save his job.

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Tom- Not sure on that one but why go to all that trouble to cover something up. I doesn’t make sense to me.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some guys have labelled Kap as “Harbaugh’s choice” and postulated that Kap’s failure to develop cost the coach his job.
    They insist he was Jim’s guy.

    That only works if Baalke even drafted or signed a veteran QB after Harbaugh left but that hasn’t happened. Tha leads one to believe that Kap is actually Baalke’s choice because he has not
    brought any QBs so it seems like he’s al in.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cowboys sign Dez Bryant and Bronco’s sign Damaryus Thomas to 5 year deals at $14 mil a year.

  46. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent quote, Skeebers, and it’s exactly why I’ve left the fan base. It’s not because the 49ers are gonna suck. I’ve been through that before. I’ve left for three reasons. One is that nobody competent lets his team dismantle the way York has. Another reason is that this team fell apart because of Jed York ego, which cannot happen under any circumstances. And the last reason is that I don’t think the players will play for York anymore…I don’t think they’ll sell out. Either way I hate the little bitch. There are too many other ways to spend your time.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’ve speculated that Harbaugh had the keys to the QB position selection.
    My view is that Trent sought a replacement to Alex.
    I had also read that Andrew Luck provided the Kaep recommendation of sorts to Harbaugh, via a Passing Camp he attended if memory serves?

    I simply posed the the question – Did Harbaughs’ timeline hinge on Kaeps’ Pocket development?
    None of us can know what brought all this drama to fruition.
    We all have our opinions.
    I try to be reasoned with my own, which is arrived at by everything I gather from the media and game feedback.

    Baalke is now somewhat handcuffed for Cap space, due to the money invested in Kaep.
    To bring in a Vet QB is nearly impossible, unless you move Kaep’s Contract in the process.
    Baalke did construct the deal in such a way as to make it easier to dissolve, if they feel it’s necessary, to move in another direction.

    I don’t know why so much anger is generated over how other opinions differ from our own?
    It happened.
    It sucked.
    It’s time to see what can be done to make things better.

    Granted, it doesn’t look like an easy task, given all the changes.

    It’s OK to disagree.
    I think the problems here occur due to the lack of acceptance of differing opinions, along with the offensive remarks offered to discredit those offering them.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone seems to be looking for someone to blame.
    Jed owns the team.
    His opinion counts, for everything.
    If he makes enough good decisions, things will improve.
    If not, the future will dictate the results.

    I gave up on baseball (Mets) years ago, due to stupid moves conducted by then GM Frank Cashen and Joe McIlvaine.
    Specifically the Trade that sent Lenny Dykstra to Philly.

    That was a classic example of fixing something that wasn’t broken.
    If the firing of Harbaugh leads to similar results, the same option is open to all of us.
    We can simply find something else to do with our time, if 9er football becomes too painful to enjoy any longer.

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    For 2016 the cap space looks much better, even better in 2017 from retirements. Enuf for Alton and a FA QB like Manning or Rivers.

    Hope EXOS is what Kap needed for all the mental stuff. Hate to spend draft capital on a new franchise QB search.

  50. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not looking for someone to blame. I know who to blame. I can’t be responsible if you refuse to accept it.

    You spend twenty years building your dream house. I burn it down because I don’t like the color you painted it. I tell you it’s your fault for putting up such an ugly structure in the first place. No one can tolerate that color for long and since it’s a pile of ashes now you better get over it and move on instead of constantly harping on whose fault it is that your house is gone. All you can do now is rebuild it, and paint it a different color. And I’ve still got matches.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I he a problem with people making up crap.
    The myth that most of players hated Harbaugh because he was tough on the team. If you are old school then you have to call out the complainers as losers.
    The new CBA has limited practices severely including two a days in training camp.
    The hardest working teams usually have the edge.
    I have no sympathy for the pampered athlete with the money they are being paid.
    If you have the so called divided locker room then there should be a group of 10 players or more that felt Harbaugh was tyrant. Not one player has said anything negative, not even guys that left such as Gore, Crabtree or Iupati.

    Just can’t buy the innuendo of team being split last year leading to losses. Need solid evidence not rumor.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    first sentence should read I have a problem with people making up crap.

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I like the analogy NoFear49er.
    As we know, it’s Jed’s team now.
    Can’t say much more than that.
    He’s Eddie’s nephew, he’s attempting to honor the history we’ve all become accustomed to in SF, but…..
    I don’t doubt he seeks success and a rekindling of tradition.
    I wish him well of course.
    Not a pleasant time right now but, I’ll keep an open mind.For now.

    Bullit, it’s all about perception with the masses.
    Too many moving parts, just as many interpretations.
    Sometimes, it just doesn’t do any of us any good to bicker over who’s perception is right or wrong.
    Can’t change a thing by beating each other over the head.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Jed might be Eddie’s nephew but recent behavior suggests Jed is without a doubt John York’s son.

  55. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Eddie was a hothead too.
    However, he wasn’t cheap.
    Quite the mixture huh?

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Eddie was a hot head about winning. Jed isn’t. Winning is secondary to Jed. He’s a calculated, conniving wimp. There’s no comparison between the two.

  57. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone who tries to compare Jed to Eddie favorably has an agenda. If you’re object, and you look at both people, the two are very different.

    I will say, though, that there is some truth to the offerings of a once prominent blogger here, now exiled, that Walsh made Eddie. That’s not what that once prominent blogger offered, but it’s what I’m deriving from his once offered, no longer welcomed, point of view. What would Eddie have been without Walsh? Eddie would have been an “in your face,” overly demanding, unreasonable lunatic who drove off talent.

    “Well now that you mention it, Sir Spitblood, Jed drove off Harbaugh? Isn’t that similiar?”

    No, no… no it’s not. Because at least Eddie let Walsh build it up into a 3 time winner. At least Eddie had a replacement in mind that wasn’t chopped liver. In short, Eddie won. Jed, though ten years of ownership has, lost, lost and lost again. And Harbaugh could easily have been Walsh, if Jed was patient.

    So the similarities between Eddie and Jed are that they’re both ridiculously unreasonable- but Eddie had balls and Jed has….. a vagina.

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t throw Chuck out of here for his point of view, but for being a never ending, childish asshole.

  59. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “Never ending” just doesn’t do the scope justice.

  60. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hyuk!

  61. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Just read official confirmation of the Gase dropout story. Both NFL Media Albert Breer and Tim Kawakami of Mercury News. Sources told them Gase wanted Fangio then Vance Joseph of Bengals. Would not accept Guido.

    Thanks Jed for all you do.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    So Gase would have saved the day. Sure he would.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It isn’t about Gase, Winder. It’s about York overruling his own GM regarding a football decision by insisting Gase (Baalke’s choice) have Tomsula as his DC and not allowing Gase to choose his own staff.

  64. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In 2008 Mike Martz was with us and Gase worked for him. At Denver under Josh McDaniels picked up the Patriot system and Air Coryell under Martz. With Peyton for 2 years.

    He is a level above anything Chryst has. Take Gase in a heartbeat.

  65. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “So Gase would have saved the day. Sure he would.”

    Now we have discovered some common ground. The day needs to be saved, indeed.

    But by whom, is still the question. No more Harbaugh to kick around so I guess it’s going to be whoever pisses off the local press first. The sheep will, as always, follow and boo, hiss and disparage on cue.

    Wanted: Failed Season Scapegoat. Proficient at implying it’s all Harbaugh’s fault. Ties to unnamed sources and a twitter account a must.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just one NFL writers opinion but still the perception is there and I was also thinking this is a sore spot

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000501986/article/ranking-backup-qbs-from-no-1-to-32

  67. winderNo Gravatar says:

    OK skeebs – do we even know if Fangio would have stayed if Gase got the job. I guess Baalke is a lame duck if Jed’s not going to take his advice. Or maybe Gase didn’t impress Jed. I truly don’t know. But, we will see how everyone does real soon.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jed doesn’t think QB was an issue ad the Niners assembled this year’s team accordingly

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000465858/article/niners-ceo-jed-york-its-not-about-fixing-kaepernick

  69. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Because A.) Jed runs the team now. And B.) Jed is dumb enough to think Blaine Gabbert is the answer to push Kaep. Good luck with all that…

  70. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Because A.) Jed runs the team now. And B.) Jed is dumb enough to think Blaine Gabbert is the answer to push Kaep. Good luck with all that…

  71. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Well that’s because A.) Jed runs the team now. And B.) Jed is dumb enough to think Blaine Gabbert is the answer to push Kaep. Good luck with all that…

  72. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Sometimes even us geneouses have technical difficulties in the shire.

  73. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting article in SI. It will be written off as just more hate by some.

    It could have been written by a number of folks here. In fact it has been written, practically verbatim, by a few of us, for months.

    It’s funny how ranting idiots and astute observers are considered equal under the umbrella of “fan”.

  74. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    The suggestion here is Baalke has no control.
    THAT concerns me.
    If the GM has no control, we have Daniel Fukn Snyder.

  75. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er can U post that SI link?

  76. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I’m on the mobile device.
    Safe to say.
    It SUX

  77. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome back, NJ49er!

  78. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    http://on.si.com/1I9iwwQ

    bitly version of the link bullit posted earlier.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More clueless BS. Now apologists are calling Harbaugh a “regular season wonder”.

    Like I said clueless because they are obviously not paying attention. First a team has to finish with a superior record in the regular season to make the playoffs, get home field advantage
    and perhaps get a bye.

    You have to wonder what the hell is the moron thinking when he discounts what happens in the regular season. Lousy regular season performance means lousy record and no playoffs. You must complete step A before you get to step B. Lack of football acumen.

  80. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I got Soul but..
    I’m not a Soldier

  81. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Too many angles to focus on with these reports for my liking.
    Was it Jim and Jed?
    Trent and Jim?
    I can’t make sense of it.
    All I can agree with is, it sux.

  82. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see Bill Arnsparger died today. One of my favorite big time coaches. Blue skies, coach.

  83. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    If you can indulge me on conspiracy theories here.
    Goodell and York seek NFLE expansion.
    Tomsula is the link.
    SB 50 is the marquee matchup.
    Could we be a focal point this year?

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IMO NFL in Europe works when they play one or two games there a year because it’s a novelty. Try filling a stadium for 10 games
    and it’s another matter.
    Time difference of 7 hours on the East Coast and 10 hours on the West Coast punishes the visitors. Even if you give the teams a bye after it penalizes that team because of actual travel time and jet lag that makes the bye week closer to 4 days off.

    Yorks should worry about the team ad the Bay Area and forget Europe.

  85. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Actual signboard at St. Andrews yesterday: “Play Suspended Due to High Winds LOL”.

    Oosthuizen had a six inch putt today. He waited rather than marking the ball. By the time it was his turn, it was a five foot putt.

    Now THAT’S my kind of course! Ah, Scotland, the land of many of my ancestors, gotta love it!

  86. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s what now, eleven or twelve days till the first real contact practice? Then we get a full week before the Vikes game. Face it, with truncated camps, putting in a new system like zone blocking will be terribly hard to judge until 3-4 weeks into the regular season. When can we start judging a defense with so much new personnel? Who knows, your guess is as good as any.

  87. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Young on KNBR – “The 49ers have lost the perception of greatness and it’s a tough thing to get back….”

  88. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The bears sbnation Web site ranks their top players. Their top 3 are HC, DC, and OC. Talk about optimism and getting the most out of their players. It starts at the top with the coaches.

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gase and Fangio could have been here, but York torpedoed that scenario. Instead, they’re together in Chicago. We’ll get to compare their results with the Chryst/Mangini team we were left with after York’s interference. Should be fun.

  90. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Did not read it but it probably is optimistic. OC and DC have bad blood with York.

    O needed WR1 and got it with Kevin White. Matt Forte still able and OLINE getting better. Gase brings out the inner Peyton in Cutler. TE and joker TE will shine next to the WR weapons.

    D getting makeover and RayMac took his own friendly fire. How good is Fangio? Look here to see, inherited nothing.

    Can CK out gun Cutler. Homers need the W here otherwise they are repudiated.

  91. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Go Bears. Anyone who would like Cutler over Kappy has got one to many birds on their antenna.

  92. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cutler had had his way with last year’s D. Kevin White diversifies their WR weapons. Similar to what we did replacing Crabtree with Torrey Smith.

    A lot of exits from the D. Too many holes in the dike. Water is coming out and Gase will find it. Cutler will run up the score to please Fangio.

    York will eat shit on this one. Lots of leaks to the press about the Fangio disrespect and the revenge angle.

    Cutler destroyed our D last year and more of the same without a DLine to bring pressure. Gase out matches Chryst. Kap cannot execute against good D’s. If he cannot keep up with a Cutler scoring macHine against a poor D here he is not franchise QB caliber.

  93. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol. tom, You are full of it. We did suck in last years Bear game and guess who was our DC. Plus, the year before we played Cutlers Bears we scorched em for 5 turnovers. For every good game Cutler has he has 3-4 lousy ones. And, you have no idea if Kappy can execute against good D’s. He’s already proved it multiple times that he can. Why do you post on a 49ers blog if your not a fan? Kinda wierd.

  94. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, I have referred to articles backing up my take. The all 22 bullit posted in last seattle game showed kap left open receivers and poor decision making against their D. I repost that tweet posted at NN. Ab workouts don’t help you find open receivers.

    Also another article evaluated Kap and said the Dallas game had by 1 yard the most open receivers against the db’s. In closer coverage his lack of ability to anticipate open recenters coming out of breaks, throw open receivers, back shoulder throws, etc. and do whatever it takes to hit open receivers shows he is lacking.

    He relies on a big arm to hit open WR and that is a very small window against good D’s. We had a big lead against the bears and Kap could not do shit in the 2nd half, except complete passes to bear db’s. He stares down receivers that even bad safeties like Chris Conte can get big jumps on the ball.

  95. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap lost games last year. He needs to fix his flaws and take the next step. No excuses, he had tutelage from EXOS. Needs to show command of the mental side. He is an average QB, nothing more until he masters the mental game.

    If nothing more than a dumb jock, top five pick coming. D is not rescuing wins this year.

  96. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If Kappy is an average QB, I guess that made Peyton and John Elway downright lousy since Kappy’s 3 year stats are better than theirs were. His ratings by year are 98.3, 91.6, and 86.4, EXLCUDING RUNNING, the last year with 2/5 of an offensive line.

    There’s no point in arguing with anyone who believes such idiocy.

  97. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody else thought Cutlets was a better QB than Kappy, so much so that he signed him to a league record contract. He’s unemployed now.

  98. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Peyton on a bottom team in early years. He can overcome a bad oline. Two yrs ago LT Ryan Clady out all year. Need to read more into the number crunching. 2010 we got 1st Rd talent at LG and RT before kap drafted.

    Elway and Peyton drafted onto talent deprived rosters. Coaches matter also.

  99. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Explain the crap 2nd half of our O against Chicago last year. Bears have new C this year and Long maybe RT. They picked up Ducasse for RG?

  100. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN articles said Cutler and Bortles had terrible pass pro. Kap held on too long in pocket. Explain why.

  101. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, it’s all Kappy’s fault. That’s a real common thread over here. So sad that reality isn’t so cut and dried.

  102. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Tom- that’s easy, Play calling and lack of imagination on offense is a big part of it. We fooled no one.

  103. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We fooled no one because the defenses could key on Gore. Why? Kaepernick didn’t scare anybody. Some people so invested in protecting Kaepernick from criticism will blame everybody and anybody else when he screws up.

    The only people saying “it’s all Kappy’s fault” are Kaepernick apologists trying to discredit arguments that were never made. It’s not ALL Kaepernick’s fault but when he keeps throwing to Sherman just to prove he can and two interceptions off those bad throws cost the game, guess what? He wasn’t coached to throw to the CB and the WR ran his route perfectly. Who in the hell’s fault is it? The ball was crooked not the throw?

    How do the Kaepernick apologists explain Kaepernick’s poor individual performance record at PFF which takes into account all the peripheral factors? We sure hear enough about Iupati’s pass pro grade. It must be all those Kaep haters trying to sell their stats to the pro teams.

    Kaepernick had five bad games all by himself last year. What’s the record had he had good games instead?

    We heard the same thing about Alex Smith. He still sucks and the dump off is still his best play even though he now has all the things every Alex apologist said he needed to be the star they knew he was. How many TDs to WRs again?

    Sure is funny how all those guys mocking any numbers they don’t like and the guys posting them are harping on some numbers they like as the proof they want to flaunt. Hypocrites or just stupid, I can’t decide.

  104. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- i don’t see it quite like you. I’m not even sure what a kappy apologist really is. I never made excuses for Smith and I’m not making them for Kappy either. I do agree that no one ever said it was all his fault, I just threw that in there. If kap was having so much trouble last year why didn’t we just go back to was worked for him in the past.
    Of course his numbers were not all that great at times, we ran the most vanilla and boring offense since the days of Sing. And, i put that on the coaches. Of course you don’t but that is the difference between us. Your numbers are just that they don’t take in much consideration for what was going on.

  105. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- if you think people are stupid because they don’t think like you then it might be time to re-evaluate.

  106. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, I’m not talking about Kaepernick’s passing stats. I’m talking about PFF’s proficiency grading. You can go to their site and see how they come up with their grades a lot easier than I can try to explain it. Suffice to say average performance gets a zero grade. The grades are based on each play and in full consideration for everything going on and what that player did to make or break that play. It’s what the coaches do after every game and after every practice. It’s not stats, it’s proficiency.

    Kaepernick graded below the likes of Shaun Hill and Mark Sanchez for the year.
    .

    “nofear- if you think people are stupid because they don’t think like you then it might be time to re-evaluate.”

    Again, not what I said. Why is it necessary to make up what I didn’t say and accuse me of it?

    There are at least three, maybe four now, folks in the barnyard that have ridiculed stats and people who bring them up. They’ve been doing it for years. Now someone lands on a stat for Kaepernick that they think makes Kaepernick look good and they harp on that stat endlessly. So you tell me, are they hypocrites or too stupid to know they are doing what they earlier mocked? I’m asking the question.

    Think about this, you are in agreement with guys like Berger. If you read his latest you know how smart he is. We know you don’t agree with folks who can’t tolerate someone not in lockstep with their POV, no matter how insane.

    I couldn’t help but notice the uproar of disapproval over Berger’s latest attempt to kick people off the blog he inhabits temporarily for not taking the position Berger demands. What I think is you must all be sheep.

    Not one man among you to stand up against the treatment of one of the nicest most tolerant bloggers here or there. I’m ashamed of the lot of you. Hypocrites all.

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I appreciate the kind words NoFear49er.

  108. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- NJ is a big boy he doesn’t need my interference. I wonder if Kappy was ever proficient, and if he wasn’t why would anyone want to keep him. I’m still not buying it.

  109. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As usual I missed the hoorah over on Blog X but really people ranting at NJ are just pathetic. I don’t get it, what’s that about? NJ = OK. Relax people!

  110. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, I admire your ability to ignore idiots and their unprovoked personal and hateful attacks.

    Winder, ” All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

    No, NJ49er doesn’t need help. But it would be nice if someone over there could find a modicum of principle to stand on, just once.

    You’re still not buying what? Anything not positive said or written about Kaepernick?

  111. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Appreciate the support Gents.
    Berger is a good guy with a strong opinion at times.
    I hold no animosity, as it appears to be another case of Booz’n & Blog’n.
    He’s passionate, if not over bearing at times.
    All good in my book.
    Opinions are personal of course, not easily surrendered or softened by some.
    OK to disagree in my book.

  112. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll have to work a little harder on his people skills perhaps 😀

  113. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, I agree with you about Kaep. Last year Iupati played on a broken foot. Anthony Davis was injured most of the year. Kilgore was injured most of the year, and that’s a big part of your offensive line calls and offensive line communication. Marcus Martin did a pretty damn good job with line calls and communication, but that’s a lot to ask a rookie – especially with a young qb. The only two O line constants were Boone and Staley, and Boone was rusty to start the season due to his holdout.

    Then you have Vernon Davis who in my mind clearly wasn’t trying last year. He missed blocks and ran the wrong routes. When Vernon did run the right routes, he didn’t look back for the football. The 49ers’ coaching staff tried correctly to play Vance McDonald and Derrick Carrier Pigeon more, but both players got injured, adding to a long list of injured players. Micheal Crabtree was a shell of his former self, without nearly the explosion, and the 49er coaching staff also limited his minutes.

    And I don’t think the 49ers did a good enough job having Frank Gore’s replacement tuned and ready. Hyde also got hurt last year, but Harbaugh and Baalke together should have had two other stud running backs behind Gore, ready to replace him. With all the picks the 49ers have had over the last five years, it’s criminal the 49ers don’t have good backups for Gore and Kaep – and still don’t.

    For the Kaep hater, a lot of this can be dismissed as an apology, but a lot of it is fact. And the old saying that the qb gets too much of the credit and too much of the blame is certainly the case in San Francisco. The only other town more brutal towards its qb is Philadelphia.

  114. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- I have seen Kappy screw up lots of plays before. I’ve also seen him shine on quite a few.
    I also agree with the “good men doing nothing” line you wrote. However, if you have been on chucks blog you know it’s not the first time Berger has done that rant. As far as I know he usually calls the person up and straightens it out. I like NJ and I know he’s a 49er fan and that’s all that really matters. Even if he does waffle at times.
    Hey NJ, love ya man.
    Spit- I also agree with most of what you said injuries were rampant. But I can’t give Kappy a total free ride for that otherwise it would sound like the old A. Smith bullcorn. I still put the majority of last seasons blame on the coaches. And the rest of the blame goes to the players, kappy included.

  115. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, what I know is when poor ol’ drunken Berger was the victim of such an attack he left that blog with his tail between his legs and whined about it for days swearing to never blog on Chuck’s blog again. Seems to me his bullier was drunk at the time, too.

    So the bully becomes the victim becomes the bully and it’s okay, he was just drinking. So what happened to Dennis again? He was on the wrong side of the argument so his being drunk is no excuse.

    Agenda is everything! What a collection of bad examples over there.

  116. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    V, if you hadn’t already posted the same absolute bullshit 10,000 times before, and you, oh just for the sake of argument, came up with a new thought (!), kept your right wingnut politics out of it, and posted it, perhaps you wouldn’t be banned so often?

  117. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- Lol, thanks for the laughs, Saints & Angels we are not.

  118. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t believe I just read V’s whole post. I wouldn’t even call it political, I don’t know what it is. People would read you more if you keep is a little shorter.

  119. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    V, you’re an idiot. There’s no one here that’s ever said anything in your defense except me. When you were banned by Chuck you were banned because you out-shouted him and got under his skin. And I objected. I’ve voiced similar complaints when Spitblood was banned for much the same. But he thinks Chuck needs defending. Why do you think Chuck is pissed because I don’t come to his defense?

    You and Chuck dare a blog owner to ban you and then fake some surprise or injury when you are banned? Sorry, that shit doesn’t play for me. Your tactics to get a response are the same as Chuck’s, and tired.

    Winder, not sure what’s funny, but you’re welcome.

  120. winderNo Gravatar says:

    “What a collection of bad examples over there.” Just that.

  121. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    Nothing wrong in stepping foreward if someone is being abused even though you might not agree with his viewpoint.
    When someone goes on a bender he shouldn’t blog and it’s a lame excuse to say it was the booze talking.
    That bs shouldn’t fly and it happens too often.

  122. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I think we have a different definition of what a bender is. What happened between bergs and NJ didn’t bother me because I knew by the next day it would be hashed out. And it was.

  123. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Remember Nate Culpepper. For those who want to see an athletic running QB in addition to pocket passing. He blew out his knee.

    IMO the athletes surround the QB at the skill positions but are exposed. CK needs to protect himself and be aware and use slides often to avoid the big hits when he does run.

  124. 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: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
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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