Coming Soon: The Not Harbaugh Era

The NFC West has one team that knows it will be in the playoffs, one team that assumes it will make the playoffs, and one team that hopes to make the playoffs. And one team that will be wildly enthusiastic if it goes 8-8 this year.

Of course, the average Joe “in season” Fan has no idea that Jed York and Trent Baalke will be ecstatic with an 8-8 record. They think the 49ers are still a big time team about to go on another SB run.

The beginning of a new NFL season has been pretty exciting the past four years. It seemed exciting in 2010, too, the year this blog began. Mike Singletary‘s 2009 squad had finished 8-8, the first non-losing season in seven years. The team was bragging about how good it was, the blogs were arguing about the pros and cons of the nutcracker drill.

Then the team opened the season in Seattle and got thoroughly trashed. After the game, Singletary began his season long slide into dumbfounded cluelessness by thanking Pete Carroll for waxing his butt. Can Jim Tomsula top Singletary for sweaty incompetence at the press conference podium?

At any rate, Training Camp opens at the end of next week and we will begin the “Not Harbaugh Era.” Calling it the “Tomsula Era” would be laughable, since Jimmy T. won’t be around long enough to qualify as an “era.” More like a lost year. Or worse — two. The NHE, however, could very well last for quite some time. Longer than the Pre Harbaugh Era? It’s possible, folks. Highly possible.

Speaking of eras, the McCloughan Era brought in a Super Bowl quality team. It was officially dismantled this past offseason, so it’s time to start chronicling the Baalke Era input.

The current roster has six starters brought in during Baalke’s six drafts: NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Daniel Kilgore, Eric Reid, and Carlos Hyde. We might also see five more become starters this year: Aaron Lynch, Marcus Martin, Quinton Dial, Brandon Thomas, and maybe Dontae Johnson or Keith Reaser, plus UDFA Ian Williams.

Are these guys a Super Bowl quality nucleus?




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106 comments on “Coming Soon: The Not Harbaugh Era
  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know if the “average Joe,” fan still thinks we’re about to go on another Super Bowl run. I’ve talked to a lot of people about the 49ers and they’ve all said they expect the 49ers to suck next year and none of them blog about the team everyday like most of us here. That’s the thing about the NFL – there are very few “average” fans. Most NFL fans are psychotic. We are all certifiable. Where’s the line between psychotic and certifiable? Talk to Berger and Chuck. One’s psychotic, one’s certifiable, and there’s a line drawn right between the two….

    My all-time favorite Singletary moment was when the 49ers came out military style in Seattle ….. and then got their asses kicked. That still makes me chuckle. Those Mike Singletary days aren’t as far away as we all might imagine.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I belive there is enough talent on the team to bring it up to SB quality after 2016 draft and free agency with lots of money to spend. The 2007 draft yielded Staley and 2006 gave us VD. They will disappear before another SB run can be attempted. The UDFA Boone can stay with us at either IOL or LT.

    What starters need to be added to the roster in 2016. RT, WR1, big pass TE, Willis like Jack ILB, NT, and whatever DE necessary to make the line top notch again. Is DE and joker TE already on team?

    Non-QB roster pieces are the easy part. QB development and O scheme and play calling is missing. Without it we are the Cleveland Browns and no more than 8 wins.

    What to do? Pick another team to follow that is playoff bound. Let these coaches develop position players. Drink early and often.

  3. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of eras, NFL Network ran a bunch of stuff on the Niners yesterday, among it the All-Time Top 10 Niner list.

    #10 Frank Gore
    #6 Patrick Willis

    End of an era indeed.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    RT, who were the other eight?

  5. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Montana
    Jerry Rice
    Ronnie Lott
    Roger Craig
    Bryant Young
    Charles Haley
    Justin Smith

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Still missing one.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    At the risk of pissing you off, NF, Steve Young?

  8. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cipherin’s hard.

    Only my guess as to what RT will reply. I couldn’t bring myself to put Steve on the list but he’s probably there.

    I would put Bill Walsh on it.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Then you’d have to put Eddie there, too.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And maybe Seifert.

  11. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t remember. Steve was in it, as was Charles Haley. Oh hell, I just looked it up. Montana, Rice, Lott, Million Dollar Backfield, Young, Willis, Craig, Dwight Clark, Haley, and Gore.

    Memory’s just shot to hell lol.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    They cheated. There’s four guys in that backfield.

  13. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ah, million dollar backfield, makes sense but only as the unit.
    I never would have thought of Clark. I guess he’s deserving though.

  14. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I thought it was Joe The Jet Perry. I forgot Dwight, probably because he doesn’t belong, but his inclusion is understandable. And Roger, well, Rog, you know why I don’t remember you.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    It can’t be all-time without Perry, McElhenny, Nomellini, St. Clair, Tittle, and Wilcox. Guys actually in the Hall of Fame.

    Their list is an all-last 35 years top ten.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Totally agree Grump- you could also throw in a couple of unique players such as RC Owens and Hardy Brown. Not HOFers but great Niners. Even though Brodie will never see the hall he played against some of the toughest D’s in the business and just kept on ticking.

  17. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    My first thoughts were Jimmy Johnson, Wilcox and maybe Cedrik Hardman. Brodie would have been nice as well. Before that I didn’t see, don’t know…

  18. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    All-Time lists are impossible. Folks can rarely agree even about the criteria to be considered for it.

    No doubt we’ve been blessed with many players who’ve earned a spot on lots of lists.

  19. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- Over the years there have been so many great players, and fan favorites are very subjective. During the early Montana years one of my very favorite players was Dwayne Board. The pick-up of Fred Dean gave Board some running room and the both of them caused some major havoc on the opposition.

  20. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, I think you’re right. I liked Board, too. For some reason he is tied to Russ Francis in my mind and damned if I know why.

    I haven’t looked at the Niner Super Bowls (wins) for a while but I think I’ll have to do that again soon.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Always liked Michael Carter myself.
    Did all the grunt work like a Champ.
    Can’t dismiss Randy Cross and Jesse Sapolu either

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Board was a *very* good pass rusher who was not fully appreciated because of the brighter stars around him.

    In 1980, he was clearly the best defensive player on the team. We started out 3-0 that year, but lost Board for the year to a knee injury in the third game. A deeply concerned Walsh actually told the media after that game that he “would rather have lost the game, and not lost Dwayne Board.”

    The 49ers lost ten of the next thirteen games.

    Walsh, at least, appreciated Board, and understood his importance to the team.

    In 1983, he and Fred Dean combined for around 30 sacks. I think Board had 13. And Board was pretty solid against the run, too.

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- i used to get to the games early just to watch the players. I will always remember the way our O-line practiced. It was kinda like a dance and the whole O-line was involved.

  24. winderNo Gravatar says:

    To me one of the greatest coaches ever was Bob Mckittrick(sp).

  25. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Just for fun:

    Most interceptions in End Zone since 2007:

    1. Eli Manning 17
    2. Jay Cutler 16
    3. Drew Brees 14

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I figured Cutler would have had more. Those are gamebreakers.

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That stat can be a compliment, too. You look at somebody like Mark Sanchez, who despite having his best year last year since his first two seasons, still repeatedly threw those head-scratching INTs midfield which make coaches ask, “WHAT were you looking at?”

    At least guys throwing the endzone INT got the team there in the first place.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a good laugh:

    “HC Jim Tomsula addresses players on importance of properly representing yourself in media.”

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tough crowd these days.

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN has article from espn, is Colin a 3rd tier qb. 35 insiders of OC, DC, GM, etc panned his 2014. Also Jed likens Guido hire to the Steve Kerr hire.

    The reputation of boy Jed is dirt. Cow manure mixed with diesel and grease and Copenhagen spit, with a splash of road kill.

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I know two guys who are sharpening their virtual pencils for this season: Cohn and Kawakami. The Raiders banned Kawakami from the building during Al’s final years for accurately depicting their dysfunction. Wonder if York will do the same. It’s going to get ugly this year.

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula will get a lot of practice “on importance of properly representing yourself in media.”

  33. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    One more week of off season/dead season blather revolving around gripping questions like “Who is the biggest drunk? Dennis or Berger?” and “Will Chuck ever grow up and be a normal human being or continue his psychopath routine?” and “Is NJ evil?” Like who cares?

    It’s a pretty good bet Tomsula crashes and burns with the 2015 Niners cobbled together with a new coaching staff and back ups. No way Tommy Boy outlasts his puppet master GM. Balkey hangs on for a few more seasons until York runs out of likely victims to blame.

    The article I link to here spells out our York problem but the author wobbles a bit in affixing blame on the attention seeker in chief. See comments, York/Niners have their “We’re Good” supporters. All we have is Winder.

    Soon enough we’ll have some new material to fuel the scoffing. And York, that football poseur, will be around for the next 50 years.

    http://www.49erswebzone.com/commentary/1460-jed-york-raised-temperature-jim-tomsulas-office/

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This is one of worst songs I have ever heard. But I think it fits here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksSPZTZES0

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    I’ll counter your song with old Bob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWOK-B4CoAg

    I have different view and wish I could be as optimistic as you but there is nothing there for me to see the glass half full.

    I think the fallacy in the optimism is that Harbaugh was what was holding the team back and he was solely responsible for
    last year’s 8-8 season. Losing a battle does not mean you lost the war but the politics of situation leads me to look back in history and see a Truman and Douglas McArthur scenario.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Geez Chuckles is lamenting that nobody remembers the Eddie D era yet the minute I post verbatim his post from just month ago his panties get in a twist.
    Chuckles and his minions can’t deal with the BS they spew and whe called on it they get all bent out of ahape. Can’t be an adult about it and just admit to it when called.
    Berger sits on the fence because he has a fear of being wrong.
    If I say something that I am wrong about I can man up and admit to it.
    We are al humanbut these guys can’t continue their narrative when you take the wind out of their sails and they get personal.

  37. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Monte Poole just wrote a fun piece about just how far Jed York was stretching the analogy between Jackson to Kerr, and Harbaugh to Tomsula. Jed York is the worst. He’s got a long list of stupid things he’s already done as an owner.

    1.) Being Born
    2.) Reaching Puberty
    3.) Owning the 49ers
    4.) Hiring Singletary
    5.) Saying the 49ers would win the division at 0-5 with Singletary as the head coach.
    6.) Firing Harbaugh
    7.) Claiming it was mutual
    8.) Undermining Harbaugh through leaks, hoping 49er fans would side with York and turn on a slandered Harbaugh.
    9.) Usurping Baalke authority regarding head coaching hiring.
    10.) General mettling.
    11.) Comparing Tomsula to Kerr.
    12.) Still being alive. Not that I wish him dead. But then I’d be a Niner fan again…. provided John York didn’t then take over. But actually, I prefer John to Jed… and you will, too. You will, too….

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry Chuckles NO blogging in Fairyland, North Korea chapter for me.
    I think it’s hysterical how you spent days here with post after post lobbying for Skeebers to kick me off this blog.
    Why would you want me to blog in your North Korean blog? So you can censor me and make me walk the plank? You are a power hungry maniacal little despot of supreme ruler.

    Now you have about ten posts daring and begging me to blog on your blog???

    You just humiliated yourself big time.
    And please don’t offer to put your kneepads on to suck Spitty’s dick and post it on You Tube, the answer is STILL NEVER!

    Hyuk!

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    13. Upon hiring Singletary, York proclaimed 2008 was the last year the season would end in December. 2009: 8-8, 2010: 6-10.

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    and he’s done his best to end the season well before December, like he said.

    Everyone can see how he reacts to seasons progressing past December.

  41. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    14. Tweeting mid game “Unacceptable.”

  42. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    15. Walking out on the team during the Raiders game with his father.

  43. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t even know about that one….. figures.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The cameras followed the two of them as they left the stadium.

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The elder York had a piece of tape stuck to his butt. Very amusing.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers is correct with good info as Ann Killion confirms.
    Did not know they split early but what does that tell the players? Jed is all about lip service.
    Some of he optimists just buy the York propaganda and are looking stupid if not feeling stupid.

    http://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/Killion-49ers-show-no-signs-of-life-in-a-5942077.php

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I’m not interested in BS. If someone is stating opinion they should present it as such and that person is certainly entitled to voice it.

    What I can’t stand is presenting one’s view without anything to back it and the hyperbole that ensues. One former poster is famous for his dozens, hundreds and thousands of people to back his view up but can’t produce one published source or video. I generally discount comments from another blog as an opinion.
    I especially don’t care for hypocrisy and the 180 degree turns.
    For some it is more important to right than to take a stand.
    These guys get so pissed when I post their comments verbatim.

    Let me ask you NJ. We have differed in our opinions but I have not personally attacked you or called you names. We have kept our discussion on point and civil and at worst we have agreed to disagree.
    I have stated I will respond in kind if attacked.

  48. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’ve made every effort to exchange opinions on both sites.
    I make one assumption.
    We all follow the same team.
    I make, and accept, comments about our team.
    No, we won’t always agree but, the personal attacks serve no purpose.
    I simply ask why we all just can’t get along?

  49. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I think the freedom to post anonymously online invites some folks to cut loose with half baked hostility that they would never try face to face. Instead of disagreeing and moving on it becomes a “Mine’s bigger than yours” contest where everyone has to lose…because they think they’re getting away with it, ie, not having accountability.

    But people are not stupid, unperceptive, and things quickly become obvious = who is up to what and how. An anonymous rat is soon seen as just a rat. This puts the burden on the site owner/moderator to act on behalf of the health of the site as we see here. However if the moderator is looney too you get a wacky blog as we know. And not feeding trolls is something all participants can do to help out.

    Decency and boundaries are always good qualities especially in situations where you have a degree of anonymity. However in discussing York an exception must be made.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow I was just called a vagina by a guy who most never has never seen one up close and personal.
    Not worth sparring with because he never has anything worthwhile to contribute.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    should read most likely has never has seen one up close and personal

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wacked out lefties over there on the Homer blog. Substitute bun hole for vagina and it works for them.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Censorship on the North Korean chapter blog continues.
    Another poster who they suspected of being V has been tosses.

    Chuckles will never have the satisfaction that type of control over me. He goes on witch hunts simply at the suggestion of his minions whenever a view differs. Bunch of paranoid losers who would can’t be bothered to intelligently discuss a topic without rancor.

    Like I said if you notice the challenges from Chuckles for me to blog over there you can see what a hypocrite he is.
    Never going to happen. Hyuk!

  54. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm, WordPress swallowing one of my posts. Must be Chuck

  55. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck’s invitation is a plea for another piñata. Chuck has to watch his tone with his minions and ol’ Chuck ain’t about that. I’d guess that’s why he devoted most of his blogging time here instead of there, so he could “never start anything.” Preaching to the lemming choir gets old quick with no one to bully.

    Discussion involves more than a mandated point of view. Chuck lives for the online vitriol and invective of a wannabe bully, and always has, despite his holier than thou protestations of innocence.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Phil. Dug your 8:33pm comment from last night out of the spam trapper. Read it twice. Have no idea why it was there.

  57. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, boy Jed told 67 yr old Mike Holmgren this offseason he was too old for HC. So JedI master preferred Tomsula and Chryst.

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    They don’t want any powerful personalities in the building.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Nate Culpepper and RG III. Is the FO confident about allowing Kaep out of the pocket and exposing his hips, knees, and ankles to today’s LB. A big investment exposed.

    Gase was the best option for Kaep. He would have an O that gave CK lots of options and get the ball out in 2.5 seconds.

    Had all offseason to juice the O and all FO provided was Torrey Smith. Lost Iupati and AD with unproven replacements. What if Torrey Smith gets injured. Little depth.

    Obviously rebuild, not reload. Needs one year for Marcus Miller and Brandon Thomas and O line to work as a unit. I would not expose CK to long pass plays. Protect the investment. Lose CK and we are pick 1 next year.

    How can anyone with a working brain be an optimist. This dark year is on Jed.

  60. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Tom- to understand a working brain you first must have one.

  61. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Give it a rest. If we are hoping for the team to lose, as is the rallying cry at the barnyard in trying to define the opposition in their own terms, and we are rooting for losses, that makes us optimists.

    Any credible claim to optimism by most of the inhabitants of the barnyard goes out the window when having to account for rooting for losses to force change when they tire of the current regime. Which has happened as long as we’ve been blogging, and no doubt, will continue.

    They want their opinions validated and the easiest way to do that is to silence any opposition.

    What happens if half the team is out on IR this year? That will be the excuse, one of many, for the team’s failure to reach the playoffs, although it’s barely mentioned when hammering Harbaugh for his 8-8 season.

    Optimist, pessimist, realist, whatever. If you’re not consistent yourself, you’ve got no standing to tell others where they should be. So all those bandwagon hoppers in the barnyard should just STFU and wait until after the fact to see which side of the fence they want to come down on. You know, like always.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- “So all those bandwagon hoppers in the barnyard should just STFU and wait until after the fact to see which side of the fence they want to come down on. You know, like always.” Love it, just wondering which bandwagon those hoppers are hopping to, or from? I identify with the 49er bandwagon myself, not so sure about everyone over here though.

  63. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ask Chuck about which bandwagon everyone should hop on with him. He’s the “loudest” fan I know. I recall him blasting everyone who said anything negative about Mike Nolan and then campaigning with NJ49er to get rid of him. The same happened with Singletary. You were a bad fan if you didn’t support him. Then you were a bad fan if you didn’t want him gone. Ditto with Harbaugh, and he’s never stopped reversing directions with Alex Smith and many others.

    Are you an optimist if you want the HC gone? The same standards apply to wanting the owner out.

    If I think the owner or the GM hurt the team and took it out of contention over egos and lack of leadership and bumbled their way through the entire process causing good players to jump ship why shouldn’t I be pissed off? I wonder why every “real fan” isn’t as pissed off as I am.

    The easy answer for the casual fan is, “I don’t give a shit, just play football.” That’s fine with me but don’t tell me I have to be on board with not giving a shit.

  64. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- Ok, I see what you are talking about. If we don’t give a shit, who will? To me, I wish Jed would stay in the background but that’s not gonna happen. Some things are out of our control. My love for the team cannot be directed by the owner. So i really do give a shit but my concern is what we do on the field and as of yet there is nothing to compare anything with. I still believe that we did things for the better. But, that’s just my opinion.

  65. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Starting Sept 14 reality bites. DC’s will have a target rich environment with all the holes on O. Bludgeon.

  66. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Skeebs but not sure that one is worth reading twice. Just responding to the grumbling and inter-blog conflicts. But as NF says “Can we really expect this to change?” Sounds like there has been a long history from before my time here so I guess not.

    But as we will see shortly “The proof is in the pudding” which in our case will be how our men do on the field. I expect the team to do poorly given all the changes to coaches and players, meddling owner, our division and our tough schedule. We make 8-8 in my wildest dreams but I could see RTs 5-11 easily. Hard to be fired up optimistic and NO I don’t like it. If the Niners outperform to say 9-7 that will be great. So would a million buck dropped straight into my bank account.

  67. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    ” a million bucks’ BUT I will accept Pesos which = $1.89.

  68. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Are you a believer. To make up for an unproven line a ball control WCO requires a QB with accuracy, quick decision making, able to read defenses and exploit mismatches and timing routes on LB and DB.

    CK has failed so far on all of those. Debate on cause and blame but these Jed approved teaching coaches and CK have to adjust to the oline deficiencies.

  69. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I have extreme difficulty saying Kappy and WCO in the same sentence. Or even book.

  70. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Statistically, Kappy looks to me like a higher rated Randall Cunningham. Let’s hope he can be more successful in the big game, so far not so good…

  71. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Am lowering my prediction to 2 to 4 wins. No wins in our division, the DC’s have the knowledge and personnel to shut down CK. We are competitive with NY, CHI, and CLE. Vikings have Norv Turner on O and Don Zimmer the D. Our young D cannot field enough DLine yet for ATL, DET,…

    Hope NF does a weekly NFL Rewind Dump. Too many holes on O and do not see CK elevating his play enough. This is GB’s year and will use NFL Rewind on them.

  72. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Clowney put on PUP, which means he’s out at least the first six weeks. I told NF he was a rare player, a special player, yadayadayada… Oops. I still have a chance to salvage something out of that prediction if he comes back healthy and produces – we’ll see.

  73. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    GB is going to have to find a way to do something they have notably failed to do = beat Kap who has laid a world of hurt on the Pack. Say what you will about Kaepernick but he owns Green Bay. This despite the ragging and cheap shots from their long haired LB, what’s his name.

    If I am not mistaken he and his family were from Wisconsin and ‘were’ Packer fans. Now not so much.

  74. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Not this year. Clay Mathews is ILB on base downs then OLB on passing downs. BJ Raji is healthy to anchor NT. GB will score at will on our young learning D. 4th game gets the D early in learning curve. They need to be healthy.

    GB oline at their peak right now. 4 WR will out match our D with little rush.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think Fangio wrote the script to slow them down Bakkentom.
    As we did vs Brees, they sit back in Nickel/Dime and dare Brees/Rodgers to run, which rarely happens.
    I think the trick for us this year is better pressure from the Front 4.
    If that succeeds, the young Secondary will benefit.

  76. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, and Richard Rodgers TE is tough to match up against. The last 2 are not rookies anymore. Is that an upgrade from when we last played them?

  77. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Also Willis gone and Navarro ??? For TE and slot coverage.

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Have to force them to run I guess Bakkentom?
    We’ll have our challenges certainly.
    I think we’re stronger vs the run anyway.
    Have to make these high octane passing teams 1-dimensional whenever possible.
    Been done to us far too often.

  79. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers. Warm up for the number 1 offense GB Packers in game 4. Big Ben just shy of 5000 yds passing. Antonio Brown #1 almost 1700 yds and L Bell around 1400 yds on the ground.

    Memo to Homer blog. Your gonna take it in the ass, only choice is KY or vaseline. So how many of you said playoffs.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just another test of our Fanhood I guess?

  81. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Some over there had serious thoughts of playoffs. That was directed at them. We have the 3rd toughest schedule.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cards hire female doctor to be LB coaching intern.

    Her specialty is psychology but this is a tough one to understand
    because this is at the highest level. You would think she would at least have to coach in college and prove herself especially considering se hasn’t played the game at a level close to the NFL if at all.

    I’m all for diversity but not into tokenism. This seems to be
    the latter.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/28/arians-sees-welter-hire-as-a-benefit-not-a-distraction/

  83. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    John Martin retires – adding more momentum to a disturbing trend of players leaving the game early. And the hardcore fan will certainly point to Martin as a weak player who allowed himself to get bullied, and we all remember Aldon Smith absolutely de-cleating Martin as a member of the Miami Dolphins. But the fact will still remain that right now there are a lot of NFL players saying “this isn’t worth it under the current terms and conditions.” And terms and conditions aren’t all about what was negotiated between players’ union and owners. Terms and conditions can also mean “State of the game” itself which isn’t in that great of shape regardless of how much spin Roger Goodell wants to use. More retirements like Martin will lead to more bs flags which will lead to more fans leaving the game. Personally, now, I’m leaning towards only watching the playoff games in the NFL because it seems to me the regular season games are a complete con job, all about ridiculous flags that are designed to protect the players. But in the playoffs, they let ’em play…. more. I don’t know…. ten million flags and early retirements are killing the NFL for me…. and Jed York has put a dagger in the heart of my love for the 49ers. Go Warriors. Go Giants. Go Michigan.

  84. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What does psychology have to do with football. Motivating and producing better locker room speeches?

    Maybe the owners are using this as political capital. Pushing the boundaries of diversity certainly gets the liberals panties wet.

    Don’t want to see Jed try and one up this.

  85. robNo Gravatar says:

    “and Jed York has put a dagger in the heart of my love for the 49ers. Go Warriors. Go Giants. Go Michigan.”

    and go away spitblood

    hooray for jed york

  86. robNo Gravatar says:

    BANKENTOM

    “Memo to Homer blog. Your gonna take it in the ass, only choice is KY or vaseline. So how many of you said playoffs”

    my guess is that win lose or draw the only one here who is going to take it up the ass is you

  87. robNo Gravatar says:

    “Ask Chuck about which bandwagon everyone should hop on with him. He’s the “loudest” fan I know. I recall him blasting everyone who said anything negative about Mike Nolan and then campaigning with NJ49er to get rid of him.”

    nice one NOFEAR

    how could anyone be such a traitor ! good to see you still have the hots for Nolan! gee if only we had the position coach as our HC !
    IMHO Nolan is best suited (omg how ‘fitting’ is that )as a high school coach !

  88. robNo Gravatar says:

    RT FIREFLY

  89. robNo Gravatar says:

    “Clowney put on PUP, which means he’s out at least the first six weeks. I told NF he was a rare player, a special player, yadayadayada… Oops. I still have a chance to salvage something out of that prediction if he comes back healthy and produces – we’ll see.”

  90. robNo Gravatar says:

    I PROMISE as soon as I finish this it will be really funny ….

  91. robNo Gravatar says:

    it had something to do with the word clown and injuries …

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers announce that OT Trent Brown, RB Carlos Hyde, LB Aaron Lynch and WR DeAndre Smelter have been placed on active/NFI list. Daniel Kilgore on PUP list.”

  93. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, what rob said.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Smelter on active roster is significantly positive news.
    He was a 2nd round talent who was downgraded because of his ACL injury.
    Smelter could beat out Ellington and Patton for the 3rd receiver role. Didn’t think he would be a factor until later in the year or 2016.
    High points the ball well and is physical and has a burst after the catch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlTPD4BHQo

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maicoo said this about Smelter

    “Smelter, a fourth-round draft pick, sustained a torn ACL in his left knee on Nov. 29 against Georgia. Although the 49ers believe there’s a chance he could be activated at some point in training camp, it remains possible he will open the season on reserve/NFI and miss at least the first six weeks of the season.”

    My optimism on Smelter was a bit unfounded.

    Kilgore is slower to recover than expected which impacts the Oline because he was counted on to stabilize the middle being a veteran.

  96. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lord a multitude of injuries will not enhance the teams prospects (again). Kilgore a huge piece. When he went down my how the coaches suddenly declined. Roman became taboo, Harbs a problem and the losing was primed to commence.

    Damn coaches

  97. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I share your dismay at the ‘pussification’ of the game of football. I watch now expecting a flag on every play. That kind of takes something away from the game.

    Over here kicks are kind of hard to find so I’ll continue watching (listening) to this diluted version with low expectations. Waddaya gonna do.

    BTW congrats on leaving Chucks blog, lol

  98. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure if Jonathan Martin or Michael Sam are very good poster boys for ‘injury concerns’ leading to retirements. Isn’t the issue with these two substandard players that they weren’t very good and no team would hire them?

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles says his blog doesn’t censor.

    His definitions of things are skewed because his spam filter seems to identify the poster and not the content of the post.
    So if you are on his “unfriendly list” he has no qualms in erasing what you say and bragging about it.

    Nobody knows what you posted so you have to take Chuckle’s word that it was against your best interest and his minions do.

    Chuckles claiming to be a defender of free speech is such a crock. Like I said his blog is North Korea totalitarian as he is the supreme leader and trips on his power.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Young as an attorney has advice for Tom Brady

    https://twitter.com/NinersNation/status/626184129047044096/photo/1

    If Brady had anything that could clear him it would’ve come out by now. The more he fights this, he starts really looking bad.
    It’s more of Brady’s non cooperation and what looks like a coverup that he’s being punished for.

    You can theorize that this has been an ongoing thing that just by chance was discovered so the Pats might have been doing this for years.

    Torrey Smith took a rip at Tom on social media saying “apparently cheaters do win”.
    That’s the Balt Raven in him talking.

  101. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kilgore on PUP may mean that Boone spends more time in guard purgatory. We have depth at guard and need this year to develop Brandon Thomas and Marcus Miller.

    Niners really helped themselves with UDFA Alex Boone, UDFA Ian Williams, 5th Rd Aaron Lynch, and low round CB’s fronted by a strong front seven. Boone is an LT body that is Staley’s backup until injured or retired. So LG seems to be his with the Kilgore PUP.

    LT Staley, LG Boone, C Marcus Miller, RG Brandon Thomas, RT Pears seems to be the line with IOL Looney as backup.

  102. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    With 8 TE going into training camp could we see Torry Smith and Jerome Simpson stretching the field and VD and Vance McDonald with mismatches on LB’s. Two TE make it easy to audible if the TE’s can handle blocking and catching.

  103. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Brady gets suspended four games for not being aggressive enough in his cooperation in his own lynching.

    All the demwit criminals can lose, lie about and destroy evidence under subpoena without raising a shrug from the sheeple but Brady wants to keep his private phone private and he’s an obvious cheater, convicted on social media.

    After an investigation, the intensity of which would easily clear up all the Obama scandals were it undetaken, not a shred of evidence of any wrongdoing but a conviction and extreme over the top punishment for pissing off Goodell nevertheless.

    Goodell refuses to recuse himself from reviewing and ruling on his own ruling. Who allowed that to fly in the CBA, DeMaurice Smith? He should be fired and charged for criminal negligence and conspiracy to defraud.

    Am I the only one who sees Goodell being pushed by some powerful owners to get the revenge on the Pats they couldn’t get on the playing field? It’s a disgrace to the game and the owners to have a nutcase puppet like Goodell in charge.

  104. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NF, this nation is changed. How long before free pot is offered to voters. Skeebs requested that I not make political comments so will stop here.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Got the usual response from Chuckles on his totalitarian censorship tactics. He makes a public spectacle of how many posts of V he has deleted. Instead of quietly doing it he makes V walk the plank. Take Chuckles word that content is inapproiate because Chuckles says so. And some think Goodell abuses power? Welcome his North Korean style blog.

  106. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2016 Prognostications
Closest To The Pin
  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
Skeebers: 6-10

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