Niners Anonymous

Third exhibition game coming up Saturday against the Broncos, and probably the only real glimpse we’ll get at what kind of team we have before the action begins for real. Not that we don’t already know what kind of team we have — a bottom feeder. But it’s always nicer to be more specific about what exactly makes us stink.

The only specific we know right now is the offensive line will be stinky poo poo this season. Which means all year long we’ll hear about how bad the play calling is. Unless that was just last year’s rant and a new simpleton chant will spring up this year. Signing LG Evan Mathis would have helped this bunch, but he signed with the Broncos instead, saying “The No. 1 priority in finding a new place to play was playing for a contender.” Clearly, the 49ers are no longer that type of destination.

It’s hard to keep up with who’s on the team and who’s leaving these days. A lot of new faces to get familiar with. NT Mike Purcell isn’t new, just plowing onto the scene after two years on the Practice Squad. His emergence puts Tony Jerod-Eddie‘s tenure here in jeopardy. And Jarryd Hayne‘s sensational preseason is threatening Kendall Hunter‘s roster spot.

The coaches can’t seem to decide who starts at RCB, RG, and Center. As the saying goes, when you’ve got two or more guys that could be the starter, you’ve got nobody who’s the starter. You’ve got backups. The team will start the season with backup quality players at those three spots, plus RT, where journeyman Erik Pears is the starter by default after Anthony Davis retired. That’s a lot of lesser talent at positions that have been talently filled the past few years.

The exhibition season had a certain excitement in previous years, gearing up for another SB run. But this year’s team is going nowhere except into the toilet, which makes the preseason pretty much a tedious bore leading to sixteen games that will make you want to switch the channel and watch something else. Definitely not an adrenaline generator.




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  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Way to get fired up for the season skeebs. No sense in even watching if we’re gonna be stinky poo poo.

  2. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly, Winder. I haven’t watched a single game yet. Just watch the low lights and the Tomsula press conferences and gain 3 more hours in your weekend. What’s not to like?

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t see the new post is up so reposting

    Frank Gore keeps praising Andrew Luck and his words make you wonder about Kap.
    To be fair and in case you forgot Harbaugh coached Luck at Stanford before Kap in SF.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/28/frank-gore-keeps-praising-andrew-luck/

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More from Gore including the podcast.

    Now we know St Andrew is not just a golf course in Scotland.

    http://jimrome.com/2015/08/26/frank-gore-on-andrew-luck-hes-a-football-god/

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In depth on the technical nuances and strategy courtesy of ProFootballStrategy.com Xs & Os

    http://www.profootballstrategy.com/?p=471

    http://www.profootballstrategy.com/?p=251

  6. Haley94No Gravatar says:

    49ers new black alternate uniform is designed to be intimidating enough to hide poor ownership and coaching decisions It’s really too bad that the 49ers can’t simply draft an owner wouldn’t that be great?

    For Kapernick this is the worst thing that could happen losing Harbaugh. Who will he have to cover down for him when he stinks up a game. Harbaugh was a competent coach and a taskmaster who earned the respect of the locker room. Tomsula is going to have his hands full, and there only two guys I think can control that locker room and those two are two different spectrums of the locker room ( Dungy and Gruden)

    If I were the 49ers, these are the numbers that would frighten me about Kaepernick:
    2012……98.3
    2013…..91.6
    2014…..86.4

    His passing numbers have consistently dropped the longer he’s been in the league. Kaepernick can’t seem to read defenses, can’t go through a receiver progression, locks on, throws into coverage, (while totally missing the open guy), simply hasn’t progressed. Ownership doesn’t seem to care because if they did they would be concerned instead of just going though the motions. Like the Alex Smith years there was no concern as long as fans kept on coming to the stadium. Knowing the difference between good and bad now one must truly respect Eddie DeBartolo for what he brought to the table. It was winning first and making money was somewhere down the line of importance.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners have added only one big salary Torrey Smith
    and have discarded a bunch of high salaries through retirements and players going elsewhere.

    Baalke seems to think that they have the players to maintain a high level of Oline play. They are probably 2 short with A Davis’
    unexpected vacation and Kilgore slow in coming back from injury
    and at least a half a season from returning.

    Looking down the road if they don’t sign Boone we will be loking for another Olineman and there will be little continuity on the line.

    Would like to have seen them make a run at Mathis although he said he wanted to go to a contender.

    Are the Niners back to the John York days of being cheap with outside players perceptions of the team as not championship caliber? Time will tell.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think Baalke is playing this half assed. Either your all in or you’re Mr Clean.
    Niners are trying to be “goody two shoes” yet they try to slide
    Jerome Simpson by as a good citizen.

    Might as well be honest to your fanbase and go for it like the Cowboys who took on Greg Hardy and Lael Collins and now have two very good players.

    Trying to be Mr Clean doesn’t work when you still have all this baggage. Going this route, the Niners are taking the hits
    PR wise with nothing to show for it.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jed York is going to regret That Thanksgiving Night tweet because now he’s been called out to come out of hiding publicly and speak about this.
    Jed has been publicly put in the position of hiding and saying nothing and appearing to be a coward or coming forward and talking honestly on what has gone on and what will happen going forward.

    Ball is in Jed’s court but columnists think it’ll be a long time before Jed speaks.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/seriously-reacting-totality-whats-happened-49ers

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Damning with faint praise. Thanks Frank. What a contrast for him. Are any of the hack brown nose Jed ass sniffers picking up on what soon HOFer Gore had to say, and the faint praise or lack of praise on CK and do articles on it.

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It ain’t hatin if your right. Lol

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    On a national game with the niners just know the media bias against the niners will have a crowd shot of a group of fans with bags over their heads.

    Will one of them have a decapitated head of Jed york. In fact will that be a Halloween costume for niner ex-fans. Is it legal to have a costume like that. Is it legal for me even joking about it. ANSWER not legal if Jed is a democrat.

    Didn’t the lefties do signs like that with dubya when he was President.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Spit is saying why didn’t I think of that. Those costumes at away games only LOL.

  14. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gore always praises his QB. He’s a good teammate. Whatever negatives his praise of Luck means for Kaepernick would also extend to Alex if not more so.

    He’s also got a couple of capable starters in his rearview mirror with the Colts.

    Having said that, I’ll have lots of Gore on my fantasy teams. And maybe some Dan Herron, just for “Luck”.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure Luck appreciates Gore quite a bit, too.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The Colts tanked the season at the end to get Luck. Colts did not have a good solid roster. Peyton had them on top so long they were always drafting at the end of each round.

    Then the #1 pick and the skill players. Luck QB1, TE1, TE2, T.Y. Hilton. They had Costanzo LT who is consistent and adequate. Peyton and Luck overcame a so so line.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, but it didn’t hurt Peyton to play behind Jeff Saturday all those years, either.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners should watch what the Raiduhs do with RT Austin Howard
    He could possibly be waived because he’s a backup but coming in at 4th in their rotation. Greg Papa says he could be waived.
    Maybe trade a late round pick for him. He’s signed for 4 more years at $5 mil a year.
    Howard is an above average RT and would be an upgrade over Pears.
    He won’t last through waivers.
    Just a thought if you’re looking for improvement.

  19. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If Ahmad Brooks is shelved, where do 49ers turn at outside linebacker?

    from Barrows:

    http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article32522664.html

    Short answer =

    Lynch
    Lemonier
    Harold
    Lemon
    Rush

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have lost 4 LBs and have an excess of Dlneman

    Might be a little late to think about making a 4/3 their base
    defense

  21. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Another one from the beat writers. Cohn jr this time. His gaffs are often corrected by his readers in their comments- who seem quite knowledgeable:

    49ers’ third exhibition may answer questions…or not

    http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/49ers-third-exhibition-may-answer-questions

    Here are the top-three things to watch about the 49ers.

    1. The first-string offense
    2. NaVorro Bowman’s endurance
    3. The new dime defense

    He’s down on Kap esp his long throws but notices the OL is weak too.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More myths need to be exposed.
    On the Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland Blog the propaganda is that Harbaugh’s offenses were weak and anemic.

    Bill Walsh coached for 10 years. Would it surprise you that Harbaugh’s first 3 teams outscored 6 of 10 of Bill Walsh teams?
    I’ll subtract one for the strike shortened season but outscoring 5 out of 10 explodes the premise and the myth.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty sad when the Pyongyang N.K. chapter of the Fairyland blog makes it their sole purpose to spread negative propaganda on how miserable this team was under Jim Harbaugh.

    Anyone with half a brain knows that the teams under Harbaugh have accomplished more getting to 3 NFCCG and a Super Bowl since George Seifert was coach.

    Pathetic when you have to make up BS and piss upon some very high points in Niner history. Sad is the constant drone of noise on how bad of a coach Harbaugh was which is absolutely false.

    When it comes to the bad behavior and police blotter on the team it goes to the top unless you’re looking for a scapegoat.
    Harbaugh had a boss in GM Baalke whom he took direction from.
    Baalke answered to Jed York.

    Not sure what trashing Harbaugh does for those on the Pyongyang blog. They are guilt ridden and need to constantly justify what Jed York did. That is pretty obvious.

    Making fools of themselves because they drink Jed’s koolaid
    on how great things are.

    You have to be stupid not to notice that Jed has gone into hiding and hasn’t talked in public since his win with class and the Niners only raise Super Bowl banners comments.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m just holding Jed accountable to what he said one year ago

    “But 49ers owner Jed York told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com that money’s not the sticking point in the now-tabled negotiation.

    “There’s not some crazy divide of where we are,” York said. “When we talked about a deal, Jim very clearly said, ‘I don’t want to do a deal too early because as a leader of the team, I don’t want to set that precedent.’

    “When we talked about the contract we offered, it wasn’t Jim demanding to be the highest-paid coach. It was him saying, ‘I don’t think now is the right time because it sets the wrong precedent.’”

    Harbaugh’s in the fourth year of a five-year, $25 million contract,

    York said that Harbaugh wanted to “circle a date on the calendar a week or so after the season is over and we’ll talk about it at that point.”

    York was adamant he wanted to keep Harbaugh in place.

    “We want Jim to be our head coach,” York said. “I don’t know what else we can say to dispel any of those rumors. We’d like Jim to be our head coach.

    “Instead of dealing with this [contract’ and making it a distraction in a year in which we feel very good about our football team, we’re focusing on getting better every single day. We want to make it very clear there’s no disconnection here. We’re on the exact same page, and we’re going to sit down and talk about his contract at the end of the year.”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/01/jed-york-on-harbaugh-talks-theres-not-some-crazy-divide/

    Jed claims he didn’t want any distractions, yet he or someone in the FO leaked rumors and he allowed them to fester rather than shoot them down as head of the Niners.

    To jog your memory here is Jed’s interview with Brian Murphy of KNBR

    http://www.mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_27229279/49ers-jed-york-faces-radio-interview-barrage

  25. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Don’t let the homer blog get to you so much. The very definition of a homer is someone who blindly follows a team and tries desperately to sell bad parts of the team as competent. Right now, the homer blog is trying desperately to sell to readers of that blog (all four of them) that the bad part of that team (the owner, Jed York) is competent by offering Jim Harbaugh as York’s sacrificial lamb. It simply doesn’t work because without Harbaugh, York has been staggeringly incompetent as an owner, and without York, Harbaugh has been amazingly successful as a head coach. Anyone spinning that the failures of the 49ers over the last four years were Harbaugh’s fault looks like fool, so don’t let it bug you too much.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Mayor of Pyongyang is most undoubtably brainwashed although there was not much brain to work with.

    Mayor B complains about style and not the results. Sadly with his bluster he can’t refute what I said. Harbaugh’s teams outscored 5 of Walsh’s 10 teams.

    Bill Walsh was the greatest coach the Niner’s ever had. But he also had his bad moments. Nobody wants to talk about the worst
    loss in Niner playoff history losing at the Meadowlands 49-3 or the year before when the Niners lost 17-3 to those Giants.
    If your offense can’t score a TD in two consecutive playoffs
    then you tell me it’s great especially with a team of Hall of Fame players then you tell me they’re great?
    3 consecutive years the Niners were one and done.

    Like I said ou can complain about te style but unless you’re a fool you can’t disparage the results.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula has indicated he might play the first units slightly more than a quarter. IMO that would be a fatal mistake because the first unit has yet to put 3 consecutive first downs together. There is a lot of work to be done and Kap needs to drive the team to 2 TDs to get his confidence up. He needs to get in synch with Boldin,T Smith and V Davis. He needs to complete one screen pass to Bush.

    It would be a blunder not to keep these guys in for a half with the possible exception of Bowman. Still Bowman just needs to let it fly and not worry about reinjury because it can happen anytime no matter how careful you are.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steelers have no kicker as Hartley hurt during the game with a hamstring injury. No backup kicker and this is second kicker they’ve lost in preseason.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Roman has the Bills offense humming. Bills have over 500 yds total offense with over 400 yds passing putting up 43 points.

  30. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    But that can’t be! Greg Roman is an idiot who doesn’t understand offense. Or so say the blog ex-spurts and know-it-all blowhards.

  31. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Roman and of course Harbaugh were the problems for sure. This getting sold by Blog X is sad and not worth worrying about. Nice distraction but we have many obvious and real problems. Excuses like “Blame the last winning coach” are ludicrous and ignore, conveniently, real probs such as meddling incompetent owner, systemic criminal and abusive player behavior, mass defections, disloyalty and dubious drafting.

    But blame the departed winning coaches. Fairyland cultsville and very convenient.

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bowman almost intercepts/recovers for TD. Nice to see him out there

  33. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Are you “seeing it” Phil?

  34. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    How bout that OL = 1st sack. Next Kap fumbles snap. Yeah it was Roman

  35. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NF loud and clear, thanks

  36. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Man our O sure misses Jimi H, huh?

  37. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Like the red dog blitz on Manning though and the fact that we are putting so many on film in pre-season.

  38. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep D, Bowman doing great

  39. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sure hope Bowman plays the entire season. He looks so much better in awareness and reaction than anyone else on the field it’s a little disconcerting.

  40. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes teams will have to plan for him NF. What are the other guys doing, yep

  41. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    How does Armstead look (no good shots here)?

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pinned back inside the 5.

    Here comes a bomb. They will try to go deep.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You have to pass block to go deep.
    Your RT can’t whiff.

  44. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the second inning and we’re down 5 runs. Don’t worry we’ll get a 1st down before half.

    So tell me again WHY Balkey thinks we didn’t need Evan Mathis? Great GM

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Miller makes a lot of OTs whiff. You don’t take a safety on that play with the flanker open. All Kaepernick had to do was throw it close. He’s eff’n useless so far tonight.

    Mathis wanted a ton of money and probably didn’t want to play here anyway. Hell, a lot of our own players didn’t want to play here anymore.

  46. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    RT was Silberman on the safety Bullit?

  47. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t know if I’ve seen #60 tonight. Lots of wide shots, which are nice, but hard to see jersey numbers. I’ll have to check the tape!

  48. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad the O is on tape too NF

  49. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Meant to write #69 above. Can’t see my keyboard from here.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RT Was Pears #71
    Demarcus Ware just ran a speed move around him untouched

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    No TE chip block help for Pears. Thought that was the plan.

  52. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol yeah Mathis happier on a winner. Armstead = #69 just saw his jersey once.

    Kap is very very rough

  53. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    O needs to keep playing into 2nd half as they have seriously regressed this year incl the QB.

    Roman’s fault.

    GB looks good Tom…

  54. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good D. Tartt put a good clean hit on Manning, pass incomplete

  55. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing new from “Legs” Kaepernick. ZERO completions? But lots on the ground. Delay of game. Poor decisions.

  56. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Delay of Game #7. Harbaugh/Roman were the problem and don’t forget it! Eff’n idiots!

  57. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ridiculous pre-season #3. Take away Bowman and you have shit! We just practiced against these guys, didn’t we?

  58. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Beg pardon Legs has TWO completions. My bad

  59. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes NF hate to be right when it’s our team that sucks.

    Regression

  60. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Factoring in sacks, zero yards passing in the first half and a safety.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    TOP: 49ers 8:39 – Denver 21:21

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Going to be some exhausted defenses in the 4th quarter this year.

  63. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep the O has not been fixed at this point.

  64. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah but we do have 3 1st downs to DEN 15.

    Regression

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tank Carradine in with the 3rd stringers.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy Ward, too.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hayne is so effortless in his punt return.
    That one punt return went for 12 yards.

    Hayne is the PR.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Lawrence Okoye in for the final snaps.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Telling stat in preseason
    Niners are 6 for 34 on third down conversions

    Tonight 12 penalties for 113 yds were killer

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Teams that had scouts at the Bronco-Niner game last night per Maiocco

    https://twitter.com/MaioccoCSN/status/637971615951663104/photo/1

  71. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Tomsula says o-line will be settled shortly.”

    IOW, he’s about to pick his poison.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Where are the Niner fans priorities?

    What’s really important is the debut of the black uniforms
    and how sharp and badass they look in them.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap was almost the victim of being no hit.
    His first pass completion was with 12 seconds left in the first half. Can’t remember the last time a 49er QB did not complete a pass in a half. Is this a reflection of Kap’s QB sessions in Ariz this summer? Or the up tempo offense that has yet to gel or produce consistent offense.

    http://blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2015/08/29/colin-kaepernick-insists-there-is-not-any-concern/

  74. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Eli Harold finished w/ a -3.5 overall grade w/ no pressures & a missed tackle. Corey Lemonier…finished w/ a -1.3 overall grade.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland blog can say it’s just preseason but when you install a new offense it should show some signs of working and so far the passing offense has not shown up especially the wide receivers and Vernon and Kap.

    Perhaps you’re buying that they are saving everything for the regular season and the Oline can suddenly learn to block and the WRs suddenly get open. That is a possibility and we will know as soon as the first game.

    In Pyongyang the talk has stopped about the tempo. They were starting to sound like American Bandstand on rating a record.
    They like the beat because you can dance to it.
    The tempo is a non factor with three and outs and no offense to show for it. In 3 games the offense is averaging 10 first downs a game and have given up 10 sacks which is a recipe for a high draft pick.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Egos have already cut 12 guys off their roster today.

    Maybe Baalke goes shopping?

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    About 5 other teams have made cuts toda so they’re not wasting time.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per ESPN

    “Right side of OL: Erik Pears with a -3.1 grade last night, Ian Silberman -2.1. Both had a -1.9 pass blocking grade”

    ======

    Remember when Baalke signed Pears? It was noted that Pears was
    2nd from the bottom of all starters at G per PFF. In Pyongyang they discount PFF grades. Seems accurate to me.
    Tomsula wanted Pears because he knew him when they were in NFL Europe. Not the best way to evaluate talent as NFL Europe has been defunct for over 5 years now.

  79. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty tough duty for OTs yesterday, for Staley, too, against two all-pro edge rushers. The main idea for guys already in starter status is, don’t get hurt. But the QB knows what he has in protection and against whom they are matched up on the LOS.

    Pears, by the way, was the only offensive player rated lower than Kaepernick yesterday.

    The crash test dummies over in the barnyard like to blame the weatherman for the storm.

  80. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    2 weeks and the games and player stats count. Boatload of wisdom at Homer blog. Cocky and arrogant.

  81. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I suppose you can say the final score of 12-19 is an improvement on the 17-42 pasting we took at the hands of the Bronks last year. A closer look at the stats show we regressed on O more to the level of the 0-34 job we got handed in last years preseason by them. We have not improved and they have esp. on D, pass rush against our weakened OL.

    How anyone can be ‘cocky and arrogant’ following this game -or any of last years- indicates mental derangement, a false sense of security based on flawed appraisal of reality. Sort of like Hillary’s campaign not to digress.

    Tom I say 4 games into the season we’ll be hearing a different tune from the cocky and arrogant.

  82. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows reports Boone refused to talk to the media after the game. Think he’s cocky and arrogant after this exhibition of OL futility? He’s pissed and his #1 target has to be Chris Foerster OL coach who is a clear down grade over last year’s.

    Blogger sebnynah on Grants paraphrased:

    “Chris Foerster is on the hot seat. Since he is the O line coach, he deserves the criticism for the abysmal performance of the O line. The O line is the weak link, and threatens to scuttle the season if not corrected.

    … the move of Boone to LG is stupid if the right side is incapable of blocking.

    Foerster may have good run schemes, but his pass protection was worse than pathetic, it was dangerous, and Kaep will be sacked 52 times if they do not change.

    Lining up Celek against one of the best pass rushers in the league was a head scratcher. They were sacked 8 times in practice, but did zero changes in the game, and they wonder why to O line failed so miserably.

    Cut the crap, stop being so stubborn, put the players in their right positions, and let Boone out of his doghouse.
    If they have another game like this, Foerster should start working on his resume.”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  83. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I love reading about the Baalke picks that suck and the terrible coaching staff. I told you guys this would happen this time last year. I warned of it. I saw the handwriting on the wall.

    And everyone trying to spin that “such and such” would be good and “so ‘n so” will be fine, and the Niners are “just fine without Harbaugh,” … they were all wrong.

    The coaching staff sucks. The GM sucks. And this team can’t win. And it’s all one person’s fault: Jed York. There are people in Washington who have left the Redskins’ fan base because they don’t believe the Redskins will ever win with Daniel Snyder as the owner. It’s the same with the 49ers. People will eventually leave the 49ers for good because of Jed York.

    And ironically I mention the Redskins because the ultimate winning combo that could be in SF right now is Harbaugh and McCloughan. And Jed York fired them both. What a fool.

  84. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Snyder is the only one keeping RG III in play. All of the football people want him gone, including HC Jay Gruden.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom, McCloughan is apparently ready to pull the launch trigger on RG III.
    We’ll see if Snyder vetoes that effort soon enough.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula revealed that Kap does not have the ability to audible because he is afraid it would reveal too much.
    Not sure I think this is necessary because of all the probabilities and frankly there are so many varations you can audible to that it seems like a lame excuse.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/notes-49ers-holding-back-kaepernick-audibles-preseason

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the link I omitted Bakkentom, apologies –

    http://tinyurl.com/q66n8vd

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m more concerned that Kaep can identify it when the film is reviewed.
    I can accept the vanilla pre-season strategies.
    It’s about finding the proper pieces to work with in the regular season that matters.
    The OLine is, and has been, a major hurdle.
    Nothing surprising there.
    I’d suspect the OL group we see working together on Thursday, might be the 1st unit going into the season.
    We’ll see?

  89. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep it was you and I against the world a year and a half ago over on Blog X. First whiff of ‘trading Jimi to CLE’ was a sucker punch to our guts. Much denial about the Niner leadership right off the bat. Now we know all about the NIner FO + ownership and the last miserable hope addicts are soon to wake up.

    Well here we are and few here deny the Niner reality- or have for most of the past year.

    Last train to Shitsville All Aboard!

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Why Boone wasn’t cordial with the media concerns me somewhat.
    Contract stalemate?
    Something strange going on with that report.

  91. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I’d suspect the OL group we see working together on Thursday, might be the 1st unit going into the season.
    We’ll see?”

    We better see NJ. What’s Foerster going to do? Wait till next year to move Boone to OC? It’s nuts he is still ‘experimenting’ going into 4th preseason game. Nothing has gelled, nothing is set, rookies still auditioning, 3rd rate OT to replace A Davis, Looney at OC. Goes on and on and Boone, playing out of position, is pissed.

    This is not getting better on our weakest unit. How anyone can be optimistic about our chances to actually win games is beyond me. But some of us knew this before last season.

  92. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s be charitable and say Forester has lost the OL. Will this morph into Tomsula losing the locker room? Of course it will as the cancer of pissed, disbelieving veterans combine with losing games to fulfill the prophesy of post-Jimi doom land squarely on what Jed has wrought.

    You still think 8-9 wins are likely?

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, Boone was a LT in College, can’t suspect he’s uncomfortable on the left side?
    He and Staley are a pretty formidable combo actually.

    Given the slow return of Kilgore, the OC position is where it all gets glued together IMO.
    If Boone wants the RT job, that might explain some discontent perhaps?
    Not sold on Pears either.

    There’s enough depth there to experiment with however, which is precisely what they’re doing. Experimenting. At length.

    Going out on a limb to suggest Devey will line up at RG over Silberman.
    We need to get some continuity with the RT position.
    Martin at OC over Looney? We’ll see?

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I’m anywhere between 6-10 and 10-6 until I can see a regular season strategy.
    I think we can run enough to make a Defense respect it with a ZBS.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Still having my doubts about the Pocket awareness for Kaep.
    But, then again, with the OL struggles, what Pocket exists right now?
    For me, short passing attack, quick hitters and tempo will mask some of those ailments for the short term (hopefully), until the final starting OL group can find some continuity.
    By the time Kilgore is ready for action, we should see who earns his stripes and, who doesn’t.

    Let’s hope Kaep survives that long.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I happen to like Foerster. He’s swimming upstream right now with the myriad pieces being tested.
    We’re shuffling and, re-shuffling to the point of confusion.
    Can’t be easy for him either.
    Going from a Power Run to the ZBS isn’t for everyone I’m sure.
    Curious to see whether Miller will be a factor any longer in this approach?

  97. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Boone was a LT in College, can’t suspect he’s uncomfortable on the left side? He and Staley are a pretty formidable combo actually.”

    NJ I think Boone bitched about how hard it was winning under Hendrix/Roman/Solari, threw ’em under the bus in the media and now is waking up to the fact their replacement coaches are dog meat. Chryst as OC? Foerster?

    Boone is as transparent as a screen door on a spaceship. He’s not worried about him and Staley on the L, he’s worried about winning. Now they have him in a LG doghouse instead of helping solidify the R side so they (we) can play Pears, rookies instead of decent players. WTF? Yeah he’s pissed because he sees we cannot win with these doofs shuffling the OL…but the details will be slow coming out of weak kneed media. Good for Barrows.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s plausible Phil.
    Can’t discount that line of reasoning certainly.
    I still think it comes down to his paycheck.
    He held out for a reason last year, as did Vernon.
    If he’s expecting OT money, that would fuel the idea that he’s not happy at either OG position too.
    Hard to know until we hear him voice an opinion I guess.

  99. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I see the disgruntled Boone as continuing his power struggle with Balkey who has a long long (back to McCloughan, Singletary?) history of power tripping with the opposition. Control freak and not a team player that guy. So Boone plays G and we have a screen door on the R of the OL. Brilliant history of dumping winners, Singletary aside.

    We differ on our assessments NJ but the problems multiply. And York loves Balkey. Shitsville.

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Watch Baalke deal him this week.
    That would just about ice the speculation on why he didn’t comment to the media perhaps?
    Nothing would surprise me with the pending roster moves.
    Anything, and everything, is possible in this Bizarro World we’ve been watching over the past how many months?

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Differing opinions is fine with me Phil.
    I’m simply looking for this mess to heal and find some traction.

    If Boone isn’t happy here, for whatever those reasons are, he should be dealt.
    I sure can’t know what he’s got going on behind the scenes with his Agent and Baalke.
    All I support is, the chain of command.

    Baalke runs the roster and, if players aren’t happy to be on it, they should be accommodated elsewhere.
    Can’t function with unhappy players on the roster.

  102. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol yeah Balkey will burn the village to save it. Not going to lose a power struggle to Boone if we have to go 0-16. I hadn’t thought of Boone getting dumped/traded but you could be right NJ.

    God that would top it all.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, it wouldn’t shock me in the least.
    Pears could be the Swing Tackle Boone was holding down last year?
    If Boone sought OT money a year ago, how would I assume he doesn’t want it now?
    We’re still holding AD’s Contract too. How that works against the Cap? I sure don’t know.
    Have to assume he still counts somehow?
    Pears as Plan B? the ‘Cheaper Guy’?

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Boone is traded Kap is roadkill.
    You can’t replace 4/5 of a Oline with second rate players.
    The only way to improve the line is to trade for someone like Austin Howard but that ship might have sailed tonight because the Raiduh starting RT Watson left the game with an injury and in fact it has as Watson ruptured his achillies and is out for the season.

    If Anthony Davis isn’t injured, he should come back off vacation if he has any empathy for the team and his teammates.
    At this point I would take Adam Snyder over Pears.

    NJ talks about playing chess. Clearly Baalke is not looking ahead and anticipating moves like the blindside by Davis.
    He’s busy putting out fires.

    Baalke should’ve drafted more Olineman knowing he was losing Iupati with an earlier pick. Instead he used picks on a TE and a punter and waited until 6th and 7th rds to address a need.

    His evaluation that Looney and Brandon Thomas would be ready to step in are flawed assessments and a failure as GM/Talent evaluator.

  105. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’d offer the option that Baalke planned for Iupati with the selection of Brandon Thomas a year ago too.

    Sure he’s putting out fires.
    There’s been an inferno of unscheduled departures involved with Patrick, Borland and AD.
    Now Aldon and Brooks join the parade of embarrassment as well.

    I suspect that FB isn’t as important now with this scheme as a TE too.

    Have your view, that’s fine.
    Baalke is trying to do what any other GM would be trying to do right now.
    Find solutions to put the fires out.

    It ain’t pretty. I don’t disagree with you on that view.
    We’ve been a raging dumpster fire of bad news all year.

    Look what McCloughan is dealing with in DC regarding an Owner who won’t let him evaluate the RG III circus.
    If Jed became that obvious a meddler in SF we’d be storming the castle.

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Iupati was offered an extension which he chose to decline.
    What else was left to do? Plan ahead.
    What if Kaep doesn’t clear the hurdle?
    There’s a ton of cash tied up with him now too.
    Most expensive position on the roster in the NFL.
    Whether Boone WANTS to be here is the question.
    It his Contract expectations are off the pay scale, he’s got to go.
    I thought the fences were mended last year, perhaps they haven’t been?
    Who among us knows for sure?

    He traded a surplus position at TE for Devey.
    We’ve got several young OLmen added this year in the later RDs.
    Some still coming off PS participation last year as well.
    It’s a revolving door of options right now.
    We’re vacating a Power Run scheme as well.
    Some guys may not fit the ZBS Foerster is trying to implement.

    Lot’s to figure out.
    This week is when all the other teams play the cut down game too.
    Many guys will be changing addresses before week 1.

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thus far, we’ve avoided major injuries through 3 weeks of PS games.
    Other teams haven’t been as fortunate.
    It’s a game of musical chairs for 32 teams.
    Baalke is likely watching the waiver wire just as the other 31 GMs will be.
    If he’s deep at a given position, perhaps he swings a deal somewhere to improve his roster.
    That’s what he’s paid to do.
    I don’t think it’s a piece of cake in the slightest doing what these GMs are tasked with.

  108. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    2014 Olineman rankings per PFF grades

    OT
    Best
    1. Jason Peters (PHI)
    2. Andrew Whitworth (CIN)
    3. Joe Thomas (CLE)
    4. Joe Staley (SF)
    5. Kevin Beachum (PIT)
    6. Tyron Smith (DAL)
    7. Jared Veldheer (ARZ)

    Worst
    1. Jake Matthews (ATL) (lowest graded player)
    2. Byron Bell (CAR)
    3. Matt Kalil (MIN)
    4. Seantrel Henderson (BUF)
    5. Ja’Wuan James (MIA)
    6. James Hurst (BAL)
    7. Greg Robinson (STL)

    OG
    Best
    1. Marshal Yanda (BAL)
    2. Evan Mathis (PHI)
    3. Joel Bitonio (CLE)
    4. Kelechi Osemele (BAL)
    5. TJ Lang (GB)
    6. Josh Sitton (GB)
    7. Zack Martin (DAL)

    Worst
    1. Mike McGlynn (KC)
    2. Erik Pears (BUF)
    3. Johnnie Troutman (SD)
    4. Davin Joseph (STL)
    5. Daryn Colledge (MIA)
    6. Chad Rinehart (SD)
    7. Dan Connolly (NE)

    C
    Best
    1. Nick Mandgold (NYJ)
    2. Travis Frederick (DAL)
    3. Rodney Hudson (KC)
    4. Max Unger (SEA)
    5. Maurkice Pouncey (PIT)

    Worst
    1. Scott Wells (STL)
    2. Lyle Sendlein (ARZ)
    3. Nick McDonald (CLE)
    4. JD Walton (NYG)
    5. Marcus Martin (SF)
    ====

    Disturbing that Marcus Martin is on the list.

    Already know Pears reputation and his play has confirmed that he jus isn’t a good olineman and will be a leak at RT.

    I am baffled why NJ is so high on Pears.

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Baalke should’ve been monitoring Brandon Thomas’ recovery and his health. Clearly he wasn’t ready to participate fully in OTAs and that set him back.
    Another guy they were counting on was Kilgore and obviously hev also wasn’t ready. Tomsula even said that Kilgore would be participating by mid training camp and he’s still in a walking boot.
    Optimism is one thing but having smoke blown up your ass is unacceptable. Baalke did not do his homework and either got bad info from his doctors and training staff or was asleep at the switch.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    High on Pears?
    Where did I suggest that Bullit?
    I’m not impressed thus far.
    He’s possibly a Swing OT at this point IMO.
    If there’s a better option out there, I’d look to acquire him.
    The OT position is paid well for a reason.
    As stated, I don’t know what the ramifications are with AD’s Contract as it equates to the Cap right now.
    We hold his rights, which would suggest we carry his Cap number somehow, no?

    I don’t have the answers anymore than you or anyone else does at this point.
    Baalke is well paid to figure those issues out.
    If he can’t, he won’t survive long.
    We’ve been scrambling to put out fires for quite sometime now.

  111. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    See it as you will Bullit.
    I can’t speak to the medical progress anymore than Baalke can.
    He’s got Drs and Trainers he relies upon for those answers.
    Lot’s of players get injured in this game.
    How quickly they recover is on the medical staff I’d staff to some degree but, the players have to heal too.
    If they don’t, they’re protected on PUP Lists or NFI Lists or, they’re paid off with injury settlements.

    It’s a constantly changing culture.
    I’m all for fixing things perfectly too, it just doesn’t work out according to plan sometimes.

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke has clearly addressed OL/TE/WR with a vengeance this year.
    It’s a constant battle to find NFL caliber players.
    More fail than succeed.
    If nothing else, he keeps taking his shots at making improvements.
    By most accounts around the League, he’s not looked upon as a guy that isn’t competent at his job.

    This isn’t an exact science by any stretch.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    isn’t incompetent that is.

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If you have All 22 access, I’m curious to know whether Devey played against Seattle in the SB?
    Baalke may have seen something to precipitate the trade for him?
    Curious whether you or someone else might be able to see if there was a specific matchup vs Seattle that might have brought him here.

  115. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    “Baalke has clearly addressed OL/TE/WR with a vengeance this year.”

    With a vengeance? How so? He signed a crap FA lineman in Pears.
    He spent a 6th and a 7th rd draft pick on Olineman. He drafted a punter before he looked to improve the Oline.

    At TE he drafted a project in Blake Bell who is still learning to be a TE. By drafting Bell he creates a glut at the position and we end up trading 2 of the TEs on the roster. In the short term Carrier was a better player this year than Bell.

    Smelter was a good pick at WR but he’s hurt and won’t be a factor this year. Simpson won’t play for a while and brings the baggage with him. Niners just don’t have luck with rental receivers with exception of Boldin. Lot’s of undrafted free agents on the roster who have shown absolutely nothing in the pre season games.

    You are starting tom sound like Baalke’s agent so I ‘ll just agree to disagree with a vengeance.

  116. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Baalke got fleeced on the Devey trade. His grades are similar to Pears. Don’t take my word for it.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/9038/jordan-devey

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit that’s fine.
    Baalke is paid a whole lot more than me to do the job he’s entrusted with.
    He’s the GM of the team I follow. I’ve simply sought to understand how he goes about the process.
    I’ll continue to watch for improvements in an otherwise chaotic overhaul.
    We’ll see what comes in the next couple of weeks in terms of additional moves.
    It’s a high stakes juggling act here.
    He’s got his work cut out for him.

    No disagreement there.

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t assume he’s settled on anything right now.
    Whether you like Blake Bell or not, he might replace VMcD, who can’t seem to stay healthy.
    Plenty of guys come from the College ranks and fall short of making a career in the NFL.
    It’s all about taking chances and seeing what works.
    Unexpected retirements just added to the mess.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Yes we are all Niner fans.

    Where we disagree is on continuity.
    You think that drastic changes were warranted and some of us believe in continuity and not messing with what works.

    You know as well as I do that everything is not fine with this team. If you don’t think so one of us is going to right in a few weeks.

    I don’t wish it as some are suggesting but I see a bumpy road
    ahead when Baalke and Tomsula see smooth sailing.

    Never mind that the offense hasn’t shown a damn thing, it’s pre season. If Tomsula wasn’t interested in winning the games
    he wouldn’t be kicking FGs on 4th and 2. Like I said we’ll see if they can flip a switch and make the offense potent once it starts counting.

    Time will tell and it’s going to get real very soon.

  120. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve read articles over the past several years that suggest Baalke is shopping 3yrs ahead.
    As it goes, he’s constantly putting Picks away for the future.
    Pinion replaces Andy Lee, who may have wanted to move away from the area?
    Loss of a child certainly can’t be an easy chapter to live with in the Bay Area perhaps?
    Either way, it’s an evaluation process that goes on with the Scouts on every team. Whether Pinion was seen as a more coveted position could have been influenced by Andy Lee too, I sure can’t say one way or the other.

    Aldon was given all sorts of rope too.
    Baalke took the steps to restructure his Contract to protect the Cap too. Smart move in hindsight.

    Brooks, RayMc screwed themselves, along with their team mates.
    All sorts of holes, or fires, to get under control.
    Can’t think it’s an easy process for any GM to handle.

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit it’s not who’s right or wrong.
    I’m simply suggesting that whatever took place between Harbaugh and his superiors was unfortunate.

    We as fans get screwed whenever continuity is interrupted.
    I’m not in it to make excuses.
    I’m in it to see how they find solutions, which is all Baalke is trying to do.
    That’s his job.
    I want all the guys wearing our uniform to enjoy what they’re there to do.
    The drastic changes have occurred. Like it or not.

    I’m not paid by the team, I’m following the team.
    All the moves that were made are major obstacles to stability, certainly.
    It’s how they go about piecing it back together that matters.
    If guys like Boone don’t want to be here for example, he should be moved elsewhere.
    Indy tanked a season to acquire Luck.
    If there’s a chance Kaep isn’t the long term solution here, it would serve a better purpose to know that going into this season.
    Look at DC and all the Picks given up for RG III.
    Couple that with an Owner who doesn’t allow his GM to run the team.
    Continuity in DC will never exist in that environment.
    I simply want Baalke to have the support of Jed.
    If he can’t fix what’s broken, he’s replaceable.

    Jed is here to stay. Until he isn’t.

  122. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, we are on the hook for the remainder of the guaranteed money already paid to A.Davis and not yet accounted for in the pro-rated schedule. IIRC, I think we can still stick with the schedule as long as the rights contract is good as opposed to it all coming due immediately as would be the case if the player was cut.

    Davis is supposed to pay back the guaranteed money not yet earned (at least the signing bonus part of it) and that will count as credit toward the cap when it’s paid.

    As for Jordan Devey, he was an inactive for the Super Bowl.

  123. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NoFear49er.
    This offseason has been one for the record books.
    I can’t blame AD for being concerned for his long term health, same with Borland.
    These are young guys with a long life to look forward to after football.
    Just made Baalke’s job a much more complicated process than it needed to be.

    I just hope he finds a rabbit or two to pull from the imaginary hat to get this OL in order.
    Foerster must not be getting much sleep these days.

  124. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Any thoughts on Boone?
    Possible he’s offered the RT job IYO?
    Brandon Thomas to LG, Martin OC, Devey RG?

    Or, could Boone/Agent have priced him off the roster?

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pears at best looks like a slight improvement over JMart IMO.
    Hasn’t shown me anything close to a starting RT nod.

  126. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Browns hurting at RB. Hunter trade? Re-entrance of Ray Rice?

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Seattle has a problem child on their hands too.

    http://tinyurl.com/qz66cev

  128. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    My thoughts on Boone at LG, we should have paid Iupati.

    This crap of not paying players who have proven to be worth the money and stock piling future picks which amount to more shit players and failed rehab projects results in what? What we have this year.

    Now you have a patch together o-line and trying to learn a new system? Stupid! And even more so when you have a QB who’s having enough trouble as it is without learning a whole new protection scheme. Can you imagine how many classroom hours that requires daily? It’s freakin’ complicated situational rules are many and not something one can become expert at in a few short weeks. How many other things could have been done/learned/practiced instead?

    I have to think Davis and Borland knew very well what the game of collisions involved as they were both in the thick of them at their positions and not new to it in any way. More likely not wishing to sacrifice the injuries with little hope of success or SB. Willis, too, for that matter.

    So many were so quick to point their bony fingers at the previous coach and his staff for a lot less stupidity. Not to mention the FO and its healthy contribution to this dumpster fire.

    Because he didn’t want to field the offense they wanted to see. Now those same numbskulls are hoping we can rely on a bad line for just a half-assed running game. Don’t you see the irony in that?

    I don’t think any of these “replacements” are looking like anything we need but I’ll wait until the real games start to be too critical.

  129. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I’d consider Dallas for a potential RB addition too.
    Run DMc isn’t likely to last an entire season and, Randle can’t be expected to strike fear in an opposing teams’ Defense either.

    Anything is possible this coming week in the NFL.

  130. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fair enough NoFear49er.
    Appreciate the feedback.
    Unfortunate as this situation is, all I can hope for at this point is that they find a way to piece it back together without putting us through another prolonged rebuild.

    Doing my best to find a silver lining but, as you suggest, this dumpster fire hasn’t been fun for any of us.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    AD did take a serious blow to the head in NJ last year vs the NYG.
    I do see some validity to his concerns.
    He admitted to being foggy for sometime following that episode.

    Borland? Still gotta ask why he didn’t just forego the NFL straight out of College, considering all the soul searching he apparently did while playing there.
    Maybe he underestimated the NFL until he got a taste too?

  132. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, NJ49er, haha, fun’s gone. Maybe it caught the last train for the coast, the day the music died.

  133. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Uh oh, I smell a music video coming 😀

  134. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, also peds amped up his physique took its toll. After 1 year in NFL probably has a promising sales career in front so money still good without the body wear. A rich girlfriend?

    Recurring shoulder injury he will never get rI’d of while playing.

  135. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Colin Kaepernick’s PFF grades last 3 years: +22.9, +6.2, -10.1

  136. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Are you really that naïve to believe that York/Baalke put together the best coaching staff possible to replace Harbaugh and his staff?
    The Niners were the first team to need a coach and the second to last team to hire one because ATL was waiting on the Super Bowl to conclude to hire theirs.

    No reason to believe the list of coaches who said no thank you
    is not to be believed.

    Niners had a coach in Adam Gase but York’s insistence that Tomsula be the DC as part of the deal killed that. That was the Niner’s last best chance for a decent staff as Fangio was agreeable to stay here as the DC under Gase.
    Then to show you how out of touch York is in a moment of extreme ergo and hubris he asked Gase to be the OC under Tomsula and was rebuked.

    Tomsula is in a continuos spin cycle.
    Currently what is going on is a continuation of the dysfunction. Tomsula explains the safety Kap took couldn’t be helped because he had no ability to audible.
    I submit to you that a smart QB would’ve seen what was coming and simply called time out. Calling a time out to avoid a safety is a timeout well spent.
    It’s really not that complicated and Niner fans aren’t that stupid.

  137. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Full spin cycle? From Niner Nation

    Jim Tomsula was asked about a timeline for Kilgore on Sunday, and he said the following:

    “I don’t have a solid answer for you on that. He just had that, some kind of a whatever he had, checked up. And I know that he’s doing really well, and they’re really excited about that. So I know that his activity is going to increase, so we’re in a safe zone there. So we just have to see where that’s going, and I will, that again will be a day-to-day.”

    Friday Kilgore was still in a walking boot. After the boot comes off you are able to walk and progress to lightly jog.
    Perhaps after 10 days you can begin to light workouts.
    It would seem implausible that you would subject the injury to the torque of blocking a 300 lb lineman inside a month after the boot comes off.

    Day to day is optimistic BS and I’ll believe it when I see it.

    Just can’t see Kilgore coming back in the first 4 games.

  138. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers – the Kaep stat you just posted is a direct reflection of the regression of the 49er offensive line over the last three years. Two years ago, Kaep was awesome. Last year, Iupati had a foot injury he played with all year because it was his free agent year and he wanted to get paid – which he did. Anthony Davis was injured most of the year and Jonathan Martin replaced him. And Jonathan Martin was so good he’s now retired completely from the NFL. But the most glaring weakness from last year wasn’t Iupati or Johnathan Martin – it was the center position. If you remember, the 49ers parted ways with John Goodwin, who went back to the Saints. In doing so, the 49ers parted ways with the quarterback of their offensive line, arguably the most important player on the offensive line in terms of communication. The job was to go to Kilgore, who would have had some growing pains, but instead Kilgore got injured and the 49ers were left with starting a rookie to make O line calls and protection adjustments pre snap. With a rookie center, Johnathan Martin at RT and Iupati’s foot being broken all year, the 49ers’ offensive line last year sucked. And this year? It’s even going to be worse.

    This year, Joe Montana could be your quarterback and he’d have a poor rating each and every week. If you can’t stay upright, or you don’t have a clean pocket to throw from, the only thing any qb will be able to do all season is run the ball.

  139. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For those who think Kendall Hunter has trade value, the Bill just released RB Fred Jackson in a salary cap move despite a productive pre season.

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    First Niner cut Mario Hull WR.
    13 more to go.

  141. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    LB Shawn Lemon, OL: Sean Hooey and CB Mylan Hicks the next 3 cuts. 10 to go.

  142. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nigel King WR and Corey Acosta PK were just waived.

    Phil Dawson survives!

  143. winderNo Gravatar says:

    OMG! How many things are wrong with the Niners, let me count em up. Oh never mind there are just toooo many.

  144. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    Want to see the maturity in Kap that if he sees a play that’s not going to work and it’s going to be a safety to just call a TO.
    Weak of Tomsula to say Kap has no audibles and therefore no options.
    Common sense just like if you only have 10 guys on the field, you don’t go ahead and run the play, you call a time out.

    Is it too much to ask Kap to be a field general?

  145. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember what Gore said about Andrew Luck?

    He said he was a coach on the field.
    That is a trait of every elite QB from Peyton to Brady to Rodgers to Brees and of course Montana and Young.

  146. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What we need is an Oline coach like Bobb McKittick
    That man was a teacher that molded All Pros out of Free Agents

    http://www.49ersparadise.com/biographies/bobb3.html

  147. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Found another story about Coach McKittrick from Maiocco

    http://www.49ersparadise.com/biographies/bobb9.html

  148. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ironic is that last season we had one of Bobb McKittrick’s Oline assistants here, Mike Solari who Harbaugh brought in
    Niners cut him loose and brought back Foerster who coached under Singletary

    http://blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2010/01/21/49ers-hire-mckittick-disciple-mike-solari-as-offensive-line-coach/

    And yet another article from the East Coast media of how Coach McKittrick was one of the keys to 49ers success calling him the best Oline coach in NFL history

    http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/16/sports/bobb-mckittrick-64-coach-of-standout-offensive-line-for-49ers.html

  149. winderNo Gravatar says:

    we absolutely need another McKittrick, and we need some better players to play the positions. Hopefully something will gel before it’s to late.

  150. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “C Daniel Kilgore will go on reserve/PUP, making him ineligible for first six weeks of season.”

  151. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Forget Bobb, he ain’t coming back and neither is his chop blocking ways. Besides that, he wouldn’t have any input on what players Baalke drafts or signs. Bobb got the people he wanted but he usually had to wait until everyone else was done picking.

    The Kaepernick apologists are out in full force, replacing the Alex Smith apologists of yesterday they hated. And the season’s not even started. Must be a lot to apologize for.

  152. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle has Tom Cable, miracle worker for their ragtag line. He is a big secret ret to their success. Without top line coaching 1st Rd picks are spent on the line leaving voids elsewhere. Dallas!!!!!!

  153. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers waive: DL Lawrence Okoye and K Acosta, LB Beauharnais, CB Hicks, T Hooey (aptly named), WR Hull, WR Jacobs, WR King, LB Lemon, FB Millard.”

  154. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We now know Tomsula likes to embellish the truth.
    He can’t give an honest assessment.
    Yesterday Tomsula said Kilgore was day to day and now he’s on the PUP list for 6 weeks.

  155. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Darnell Dockett sustained a cracked rib in Saturday’s game.

    Dockett doesn’t think it’s serious and is undergoing treatment.

    Stay tuned.

  156. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Scobee K in trade from JAX to Steelers for undisclosed late round pick. Can we protect Acosta. Dawson trade somewhere?

  157. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Acosta got cut today.

  158. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I posted numerous comments, (some in jest), about the connections between Tomsula, and the Yorks, possibly seeing value with his time in NFLE.

    I was all for the efforts to attract Gase to SF at the time too.
    We’re going to live with the events as they are, until such time that it proves to be right, or wrong.
    Tarver was aboard when Patrick was a Rookie.
    Sparano, Mangini and Baalke are connected through the Parcells tree.
    Nothing uncommon in this game for Coaches to stick with former colleagues when changes are made. Simply the ‘known commodity’ theory that goes on all around the League.

    I try to see the upside when adversity strikes.
    To take a negative approach to change only makes the change process harder to surmount.
    With all that has transpired, it’s an enormous uphill battle.
    We’ll just have to see where this Staff can go in due time.

    Whether Tomsula is spinning the Kilgore situation to the media or not, he’s obviously not recovered enough to contribute at this time.
    He’s not the first HC to speak in hyperboles about injured players.

    From what I’ve seen from Tomsula, he tries to be a positive guy with his dealings toward the media.
    He could be a turnip like Belichick, and simply go through the motions of saying absolutely nothing too.

    We’re not in the day to day conversations about those facts anyway, so I don’t speculate about the validity, one way or the other.
    When it’s time to activate him, they will.
    Until then, someone else has to produce in his absence.
    It’s football. Next Man up.

  159. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    How things evolve.
    A year ago the Niners were looking for ways to keep talent stashed on this team.
    This year we are looking to other team’s discards to put 3 bandaids on the Oline
    Just like old times and days of Chilo and Kwame Harris.

  160. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again Tomsula word for word on Kilgore yesterday

    “I don’t have a solid answer for you on that. He just had that, some kind of a whatever he had, checked up. And I know that he’s doing really well, and they’re really excited about that. So I know that his activity is going to increase, so we’re in a safe zone there. So we just have to see where that’s going, and I will, that again will be a day-to-day.”

    That was utter BS

  161. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland Blog you musn’t question
    Tomsula when he talks about a player making progress on his injury. Remember we now do things with class according to Jed York.

    Notice how oblivious they are in North Korea because they have isolated and insulated themselves from the truth.

  162. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles has isolated himself in Pyongyang N.K. capter of the Fairyland Blog.

    He claims Harbaugh lied about Patrick Willis but likes to ignore facts. Look a the link provided and follow the timeline of how everything went down and Patric Willis himself telling the media he thought he could play 3 days after Harbaugh said he didn’t think it was serious. This lays it out there and makes Chuckles look like a foolish clown once more.

    A lot of the info is straight out of Patrick Willis talking to reporters and that is the difference.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2230849-patrick-willis-injury-updates-on-49ers-stars-toe-and-return

  163. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Article was time line status. What little did read on toe injury it is best to have surgery sooner the better if needed. Without surgery, protracted use makes it harder for the toe to get back to normal and could prevent the surgery from helping.

    When did willis first have toe issues. Will try to find a NN article on this.

  164. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck’s blog reminds me of coyote that took a big dump in the middle of the prairie and for some reason some insane cowboy sold the rest of his fellow cowboys that the dump was not only in danger but worth saving and the entire crew of cowboys needed to circle the wagons around the dump, and without thinking all the cowboys sprang into action to save the dump, circling said wagons with nobody thinking about whether or not the dump was worth fighting for. Then after the wagons were circled and Indians were attacking, and the blood was flowing… after all the effort was made to protect the dump, some slack-jawed yokel has a moment of clarity, and while resting his rifle on a crate — spilled-out when cowboys dumped wagons over in their haste — drawing bead after bead on the savage heathens, some cowboy turns his head to look at the dump behind him and thinks to himself, “Why the hell are we fighting so hard for this pile of shit?” Then, after his moment of clarity strikes him so hard, like a diamond bullet through his forehead, the cowboy stands up and thinking he’ll get on his horse and ride off, forgets that some of the salvage heathens actually learned how to shoot over the last decade, and, for a brief moment, while forgetting himself and letting his guard down, takes a salvage bullet to the same dome a figurative diamond bullet just pierced moments before, dropping the cowboy who spent his last moments on earth fighting for a random pile of shit. But the very moment the bullet was upon him, fractions of a second before he sensed he was going to die, his last thoughts on earth were, “My life has been a waste. I fought so hard to defend a pile of shit. Why the hell did I do that?”

    Now I’m not saying that Jed York is a pile of coyote shit on the prairie, or that Chuck and Reno are mindless cowboys, or that there are any Native Americans from Geneoushire…. but there outta be.

  165. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What’s the title?
    Prairie Dookie and the Desperados?

  166. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Something like that yep.

    Sometimes fiction is the only rational response to what passes for reality around this team. Someday someone will write a book on the disassembling of the Harbaugh Niners and it will read like fiction = like a tragedy writ small. It will be far from a best seller like Baldacci’s The Target which deals in part with North Korean prison camps. But piles of dookie and roadkill will have to do for now.

  167. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    LMAO Phil.
    So long as Jed doesn’t pull a Dan Snyder I’ll consider it a triumph.

    Snyder and RG III basically built the Rams, while taking a self-inflicted shotgun blast to the face, with the Contract they gave him.

    Now McCloughan is apparently fighting an uphill battle to cut the losses.

    SMH.

  168. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Snyder can’t/won’t admit how badly he screwed it up.

  169. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    not mindless cowboys or broke back cowboys, but definitely the odd couple

  170. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er, no sh!t, your song was aired on Philly FM this morning on the drive home.
    Haven’t heard it in years.
    You post a lyric snippet and I hear it within the hour.
    Touché 😀

    Bye Bye Miss American Pie

  171. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t see how Jed is any better than Snyder. Jed sunk a winner while Snyder is still trying to build one. I suppose Snyder has his supporters, too. In fact many here were pretty quick to polish Snyder’s “football guy” credentials when they wanted to bad-mouth Nolan. Whose ox gets gored or whose ox one wants gored is far more important here.

  172. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, cool. I wonder why my telepathic comms to Niner HQ is still broken then. Evidently an effective shield is planting one’s head up one’s ass.

  173. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s been my biggest fear NoFear49er, Jed channeling Danny Boy.
    Scot has his work cut out for him in DC now.
    Until the GM is given autonomy there, it won’t ever change.

    Young Gruden got a guaranteed deal (I believe), when he signed on to coddle RG III.
    Shanny was driven out largely because RG III he knew Dan has his back over the HC.

    Total dysfunction there.

    As for your telepathy concerns, get them in order, can’t hurt at this point.

  174. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland Blog the alleged supreme leader, Chuckles the Head Clown shows again that he has reading comprehension problems and general lack of football acumen.
    Chuckles is clueless and can’t understand why we are holding Jed York responsible. One of his lackey minions should inform him he stood before the media and said this
    “It’s up to us to make sure we compete for and win Super Bowls,” York said. “That’s our only goal. We don’t raise division championship banners, we don’t raise NFC Championship banners. We raise Super Bowl banners. And whenever we don’t deliver that, I hope that you will hold me directly responsible and accountable for it.”

    So why does Chuckles cry and whine that we are blaming Jed?
    Just following what Jed asked the fanbase to do.

    Chuckles further sticks his foot in his mouth by stating that Baalke is trying as the GM and if it were an easy job that the Browns would’ve won 3 Super Bowls.

    And you wonder what happened to the clown when he was ranting
    “Super Bowl or Bust”? Every week he lowers the expectations
    and it’s hilarious to watch the clown show backtrack, flip flop and keep lowering expectations. Too funny. HYUK!!

  175. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers’ offensive line is a work in progress.

    Unfortunately, that work is something akin to the Sack of Rome.

  176. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles in Pyongyang N.K. said this
    ” It’s the fact that the team aged and had a lot of unforeseen problems. Up to and including retirements and legal problems.”

    What team doesn’t age? Baalke signed Jerome Simpson knowing he had baggage and the potential suspension which is now a reality.
    Is that trying to win with class?
    Aldon Smith’s latest arrest for DUI, hit and run and vandalism happened just last month.

    Apparently Chuckles has his head firmly up his ass to be in such a deep state of denial.

  177. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Quite a few over there had predictions of 10 – 6. Even saw one after the Aldon exit. Are we being prepared for adjustments.

  178. Brodie12No Gravatar says:

    The York Ownership has been very lucky for years that teams in our division were just as bad as we were. They were able just to blend in with the rest of the teams with their non-caring ways with the hope no one would notice. The stadium deal was in question and they hired Harbaugh to lure people into believing that a change in attitude of winning was happening. The stadium was built, it’s mission accomplished, now Harbaugh’s removed and Tomsula a nobody was hired as a pond and it’s back to business as usual. The same people who need to wait and see what transpires this season with Tomsula are the same people who needed to it when Singletary was hired. There’s no debating these fans, you’ll never win and they’ll never learn. I don’t know about the rest of you but I don’t need to watch a single game this season to know Tomsula will fail because he simply has no business being a Head Coach.

    The problem the York’s face today is that teams in our division are no longer lousy teams for them to blend in with, these teams are becoming really good because they all have ownerships that desperately want to win. You look at Seattle they become the dominant team in this rivalry, they have a Head Coach and a really good Quarterback now we have neither. Seattle are the ones winning the big time matchups, not Santa Clara. Seattle’s defense has Colin sackorpick shook, they’re in his head big time. The funny thing is, they had a really good team concept for winning and it started from the top. No longer can the York’s just blend in, soon they’ll really be exposed for who they really are (Losers) when teams in our division who now seem serious about winning leave us in the dust as cellar Dwellers thanks to you know who.

  179. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now if you go over to the Pyongyang N.K. chapter of the Fairyland Blog their alleged supreme leader and head clown is on a rant making absolutely no sense and the usual incoherent utterings of blaming what’s currently happening on Harbaugh.

    The usual hyperbole that he burned bridges with “lots” of players
    but cannot produce any evidence to support that.
    To be fair I would define “lots” as 12 players.
    Chuckles can’t even produce evidence of half that amount.
    That’s why he lives in Fairland so he rant and rave to his hearts content and make things up. Hyuk!!!

  180. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Christine Michael SEA RB and now Danielle Hunter MIN DE.

    What gives with the names.

  181. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now it’s getting silly in the North Korean blog.

    “In other words, they are positting that Harbaugh had NO IDEA that the Michigan job was available and that Brady Hoke was fired in late November.”

    When you don’t have a point or a defendable position start making crap up and putting up a vomit of nonsense like above.

    Desperate measures in Pyongyang from a most disturbed clown.

  182. Brodie12No Gravatar says:

    When Tomsula patted Veron on the butt after that 15-yard penalty that’s all anyone should need to see. A Head Coach should be feared, there’s no casually coming to the sidelines to get a tap on your rear end after a bonehead move like that. Can you imagine if that was Parcells or Ditka? They would be in that player’s face yelling and screaming, they may have even missed a game or two but Tomsula? A pat on his butt for a job well done, lol!!! You look on his face during the game no matter what’s transpiring, he’s lost he has no clue what’s going on. This guy might make us all forget Singletary real soon.

  183. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Brodie – There will be no forgetting Singletary. He was awesome. The wooden cross with everything but Christian behavior as a leader? That guy was soooo not ready to be a head coach. Arms locked, military style going into Seattle… and then getting a butt whoopin’? LMAO! How did he get there? Position coach to head coach without being a coordinator? That does remind me of someone. I can’t quite place it, though. Who else has gone from position coach to head coach without being a coordinator? I know I’m forgetting someone.

    Seems like Jed York will never learn from his mistakes.

  184. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Starting RG was just announced by Tomsula.
    In the immortal words of Gomer Pyle, “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!” It’s Jordan Devey who only played the last series of the first half against the Broncos.
    Marcus Martin is the Center until Kilgore returns.
    So the Oline lines up Staley, Boone, Martin, Devey and Pears.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/devey-wins-starting-49ers-job-right-guard?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo

    My only comment is why did they play him only one series?
    Why would they not give him more reps? Tomsula says Devey is calm.

  185. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Devey’s the only guy who hasn’t yet proved he’s awful. Give him a week or two.

  186. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Devey as an interesting background. He did not play high school football but instead was playing tuba in the band.

    “Jordan Devey’s road to the NFL circuit has been a less-travelled one. Suffering from Osgood-Schlatters while playing football in junior high, Devey did not play football in high school. Rather than playing on the offensive line, he played the tuba. His musical ability garnered him several scholarships – all of which he turned down for an opportunity to serve in a LDS church mission after graduation.

    But as his knee problems dissipated, Devey decided to return to the football field, playing at Snow College in Ephraim, Ut. Devey was a powerful force at the two-year school, starting at both left guard and left tackle. In 2010, he was named the Badgers’ offensive player of the year.

    At that juncture, Devey’s accomplishments caught the attention of the University of Memphis, and he transferred there. Over his two years with the Tigers, Devey was a prominent starter all over the line and didn’t miss a snap. Although once this past spring rolled around, Devey found himself in a deep pool of undrafted prospects.

    The 6’6”, 317-pound blocker signed on with the Baltimore Ravens shortly thereafter. Devey played 80 downs for the Ravens before being cut on Aug. 31. Initially signed to Baltimore’s practice squad, Devey was cut once again on Sept. 2.

    After New England’s first attempt to sign him to the practice squad fell through on Sept. 3, Devey was officially signed two days later.”

  187. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And the hits just keep on coming: “In a small 18-snap sample this preseason, Erik Pears is PFF’s 200th-ranked tackle (of 208 total) in pass blocking efficiency.”

  188. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The o-line is a problem. I wish it were the biggest one.

    Only the folks who insisted Harbaugh/Roman had to go because they didn’t approve of their style of winning games, more games than any others, are insisting that Jed wasn’t to blame for blowing up a rare winning combination, having worked on breaking it all season. Everyone else sees it for what it is.

    Remember when the formations were “sure” to lose but kept winning? Then switched to the play calling but kept winning? Finally when the injury bug, along with the backstabbing campaign from the owners’ son and his FO toadies brought the winning/playoff machine to mediocrity the ranters rejoiced and said it was Harbaugh’s fault.

    It’s not all that surprising really, when you profess to be an expert at all things sports, you’re going to have to sling a lot of bullshit and find some dimwits to buy it.

  189. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A surprise move by the Browns but this is a guy I would take a long look at. Dockett at his age is stopgap at best.
    Phil Taylor could be one of your core Dlineman for the nest 5 years.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/09/01/browns-cut-former-first-rounder-phil-taylor/

  190. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Mentioned Phil Taylor a month ago. They also let atyba rubin get to another team. William and Dorsey natural NT’s, move Dorsey to DT where he is now.

  191. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We should have done a trade. Earlier teams may pick him up.

  192. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN has Cosell pointing out VD open on a wheel route for possible to but CK ran instead for his 34 yds. Same CK looking to run 1st? Did CK not see him from pass rush? Play had VD as primary target.

  193. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If Taylor gets picked up by a later team, meaning we passed on him, then what does this say about TB.

  194. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    If you keep watching tape you will see one of Kaps major flaws.
    He stares down his first read and if covered and there is heat he looks at the pass rushers like a deer in headlights.
    In other words he stops looking for guys to throw the ball to and instead an escape path. The only problem is his feet are in quicksand and he very rarely climbs the pocket or steps up.
    That might be what happened on the play you described.

  195. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    John Elway would not tolerate a QB like that and trade for whatever he can get. NEW CK SAME AS THE OLD CK. Watching the 1st half on NFL Network.

    He had enough plays with protection. Scheme and play calling to help right side of oline. CK needs to show he can transition to a thinking pass first QB. He is still run first and leaves open receivers.

  196. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK had 0 pass yards in 1st half.

  197. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Where was dline pressure. Ryan Clady not in yet we needed blitzes for Bow’s sacks. Harold and/or Lemonier handled by LT Ty Sambrailo.

    Grump will be running into chairs in the 2nd qtr and hangover by the 4th qtr. Peyton can work with a mediocre line. How about CK. Waiting for Winder to call me a hater again.

  198. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ever notice that when the head clown at the Pyongyang N.K. blog
    has a rebuttal it’s along the lines that Harbaugh did it.
    So Chuckles thinks that since Harbaugh did something it’s justified?
    Did Harbaugh get canned because of philosophical differences?
    So it’s OK for Tomsula to emulate Harbaugh?

    Pretty weakass non original, kindergarten level rebuttals.

  199. winderNo Gravatar says:

    tom- like i said “it ain’t hatin if your right” and being a Packer fan what do you care about the Niners.

  200. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    According to Brent Jones the game was bad but he heard that it was the same in the joint practices.

    http://www.ivoox.com/8-31-brent-jones-says-he-hopes-the-49ers-audios-mp3_rf_7724375_1.html

    Expect Chuckles to discredit Brent Jones because this goes against his narrative. Watch for the flip flop.

    Brent Jones is asking the same question why Baalke didn’t shore up the Oline.

    Shocker that yesterday Kevin Lynch said it and now Jones suggested it. If Kap doesn’t perform, he should be replaced by gabber who has clearly outplayed him.

  201. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Link to NN article bakkentom was referring to
    Kap per usual either ignored or didn’t see wide open receivers

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2015/9/1/9240189/49ers-vs-broncos-review-film-breakdown-colin-kaepernick-vernon-davis

  202. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This team takes step forward and then 2 steps back.

    Part of the problem is being too optimistic about injuries.
    The contrast between preseason and in the middle of season is
    significant. Right now the rosters are in flux where you can freely add and subtract because you have 75 roster spots to play with.

    It’s turning out that there was a miscalculation on Kilgore’s
    and Thomas’ ability to compete for starting roles.
    As I said previously if I see Kilgore in a boot I’m not going in front of the media and telling them He’s making big progress, the team is happy and it’ll be a couple of days when it clearly isn’t.

  203. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing. VD was looking at CK in the flat to handle fast pressure which did come from the rusher beating Pears. The safeties were drawn deep and he was looking at CK short, then turned up for mid range.

    VD was the primary target and CK instead did a risky run and no guarantee he can break the pocket.

    Cosell asks how is he coached. Per Steve Young exhaust the progression then run. More often than not he is caught scrambling.

    His contract is team friendly and trade friendly. He needs to change now. If he is stubborn or stupid field the best possible offer between now and the offseason.

    We are pick 1 – 10. QB1, WR1, pass TE1, ILB depth in first 3 rounds. Bundle picks to move up.

  204. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Kap has another mediocre year thee will be great pressure to take the local kid Jared Goff from Cal. You’re going to hear how the Niners failed to take Aaron Rodgers and we can’t blow it this time.
    Other possible QB picks are Connor Cook Mich St, Cody Kessler U$C
    (his numbers last year were better than Mariota’s) Christian Hackenberg Penn St, Trevon Boykin TCU, Dak Prescott Miss St.

  205. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Goff seems skinny, was it the ms guy was 230 lbs. QB is hard to draft. We have cap available for a top FA next year.

    Spend 1st Rd on a QB with everything including brains. Did he demonstrate working in a pro O and read D, etc.

    Otherwise spend big on FA QB1 and draft QB2 in RD 2 or 3 that has the physical and demonstrated potential to handle all the mental stuff. Screen for this. That is why these coach and staff are paid very well.

    No excuses to realize later you have an idiot QB.

  206. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you wait 2 years you just might see the next Andrew Luck.
    Keller Chryst is Geep’s son and he’s a redshirt freshman who should start. He needs to play to show his stuff but he was a top pocket QB out of high school (Palo Alto High0 Harbaugh’s high school.

  207. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Raiduhs got it right with some of their hires.
    Their Oline coach is Mike Tice and he has instantly improved their line with his insruction and scheme.
    They signed Rodney Hudson at Center at around $6.5 mil a year.
    He is top 3 in the NFL and an anchor. The only guy I think is better is Alex Mack C for the Browns.

    Niners should’ve thought about hiring Ken Norton Jr as their DC.
    Ex Niner and he’s got an aggressive attacking defense going in Oakland.

  208. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All the Niner cuts made it through waivers which shows you how the rest of the league regards the quality of the back end of your roster.

  209. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Great, Okoye and Acosta on PS. Both have a big future.

  210. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember when Tomsula was announced as the Head Coach and
    Rob Chudzinski of the Colts and Bob Bicknell of the Egos
    were asked to interview to be OC and both refused even though it meant being promoted? They chose to remain position coaches with their teams.

    One can speculate that their thinking was they would probably be looking for jobs in 2016 so why bother? That’s how much faith outsiders see in the current makeup of the Niners.

  211. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit very few guys were claimed following the 1st wave of cuts thus far.
    It’s the 2nd wave of cuts that typically puts better talent on the street for claims.

    Most teams see their final rosters as already being on the 90 man roster.
    A guy like Phil Taylor is carrying a hefty Contract, as was Mathis.
    For us, the OLine is shaky enough but, there’s been plenty of competition throughout Camp to tinker with the rotation.
    I’d read that BThomas was more comfortable on the left side, which might suggest that he was earmarked for Iupati’s replacement from the start?

    We’ll probably see more attempts to make Trades this coming week, before teams start letting players hit the street for nothing.

  212. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Teams that suffered losses to 1st line guys in the Preseason might be ripe for Trades for example, Jordy Nelson, Kelvin Benjamin.
    It’s a poker game among GMs that never stops.

  213. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rex picked up a former NYJ, just as Chicago went after a Bronco and an AZ Cardinal.
    Coaches change addresses, know what they had before they left, makes it a no brainer if the right guy gets exposed.

  214. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I just saw the ‘ignored Veron’ play where Kap ran 34 yard but didn’t see the streaking TD to VD wide open mentioned by Tom and Bullit:

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2015/9/1/9240189/49ers-vs-broncos-review-film-breakdown-colin-kaepernick-vernon-davis

    Posting the link again b/c it is such a clear example of Kaps strengths and weaknesses in one play. Rather have the easy TD but we have what we have in Mr. Kaepernick. UGH

  215. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hard to take a guy that runs 1st and make him a statue Phil.
    Major project from the start.
    Gabbert looks much more comfortable thus far, though he isn’t seeing 1st tier talent.

  216. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep still seems to be throwing everything ‘on a line’ too, from the little we’ve seen thus far.
    I thought Gabbert made a very nice touch pass attempt to Hayne vs Denver the other night along the right sideline.
    Nice play design, just needs to be perfected.
    Point being, I haven’t seen Kaep attempt a similar throw yet but, that’s the type of touch I’m looking for from him.

  217. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NYJ lost TE Jace Amaro for the year too, torn labrum.
    Another potential suitor for a TE Trade?

  218. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil Taylor is a FA, NJ49er. Browns didn’t cut him until after his salary was guaranteed. All they get is the offset when Taylor gets a deal. If the Browns didn’t want him bad enough to pay him to get lost I’d be wary.

    You’re right, not many viable players getting cut this time around. Next week we’ll see some hard choices hitting the street.

  219. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been screaming about Kaepernick leaving VD open while he takes a sack, pulls the ball down and runs, or just ignores him. I guess nobody heard me. Now it’s news! FU’all.

  220. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er many of us have been screaming in the same vacuum I think.
    Kaep’s instincts immediately resort to the patented ‘scoot’ option.
    All well and good while he’s young and quick.
    See one Michael Vick, for what happens, when the wheels get creaky however.

    Since posting the earlier comment on Phil Taylor, I read a piece suggesting he could be dealing with knee issues.
    See how it shakes out for him.
    For us, the DLine seems to be the least of our concerns right now.

    Pears doesn’t look to be a slam dunk at RT.
    He’s gonna be seeing a lot of help I think on passing downs.

  221. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If I’m digesting this properly, Cleveland gets no offset even if Taylor is signed elsewhere?

    http://tinyurl.com/oq5splg

    Something odd about that decision unless, it is indeed injury related.

    Another article suggests that he’s the final failure from the Julio Jones deal too.
    Talk about whiffing on a bounty of Picks.

  222. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the piece regarding the Julio Jones/Browns deal –

    http://tinyurl.com/pwgj759

  223. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for posting that NJ49er. I guess I was in the same boat with Florio there. That can’t be good.

    I gotta think teams don’t just eat $5M plus in dead money when there’s a better option. Maybe he can just take his money on vacation and let his head and body recover for a fully paid year vacation and re-enter the market next year.

  224. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good piece from B/R –

    http://tinyurl.com/qyoaoj9

  225. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NP NoFear49er, always ingesting football news over here.
    Some of the comments on PFT regarding Phil are pretty comical too.

    To the tune of ‘get paid NOT to play in Cleveland?’

  226. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Funny about those Browns guys. I didn’t think any of them were all that bad.

  227. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Even though seeing some of the bonehead plays or missed plays piss me off somewhat, I don’t take much going on in the pre-season, good or bad, too seriously. It’s too far from a game situation to know what the coaches are setting up to test. Like the various o-line guys playing out of position, for example. Or Kaepernick scrambling. How many times do guys getting glowing progress reports all pre-season get cut? Or QBs looking like world beaters in short-duty pre-season look totally lost and bumbling when the season begins for real?

  228. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree NoFear49er, it’s all about conditioning and position juggling.
    Everything is vanilla too.
    Look no farther than the Lions several years ago, ‘winning’ the Preseason on their way to 0-16.

    For me, it’s 4 games of auditions.
    Either to stick on the current roster or, showcase your talents for someone else’s roster.
    Much of the hype is simply media driven too.
    “So and so looks terrific, making a bid for serious playing time”
    Yadayadayada.

    Scouts and GMs see right through that nonsense or, at least they should.

  229. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I read that Petey is looking at RB Fred Jackson too.
    I’ve got a feeling Kendall Hunter may not survive the final tally with us.
    Like what I’ve seen from Mike Davis.
    Gonna be an interesting week ahead.

  230. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    A little bit of ‘upside’ reporting from B/R –

    http://tinyurl.com/noeobtk

  231. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    B/R even did a piece on Mr Harbaugh’s return to Ann Arbor –

    http://tinyurl.com/qhodw9o

  232. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Article on Harbaugh suggests he wore out Baalke too.

  233. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dumb statement from Pyongyang N.K. Chapter, Fairyland Blog
    “the coaching staff has little to do with the problem. The big problem is was and will be the line”

    Another naïve and foolish statement from an individual who is lacking in football knowledge and acumen.

    These clowns are wondering why they don’t deploy Boone at RT
    and plug in Thomas at LG where the perception is this would be an improved line getting Pears on the bench.

    These are coaching decisions and the coaching staff has everything to do as to how you use the players on the roster.
    If the leadership of Pyongyang N.K. chapter didn’t have their collective heads up something they would see this.

    Who starts and who sits are on the coaching staff but these clowns will find a way to blame Harbaugh.

  234. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    May as well enjoy a few more line from B/R while you’re there –

    http://tinyurl.com/q962b6l

  235. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, whoever heard of a winning coach wanting things he needs to win and pressing for them. Poor Baalke! Maybe he should look into running a girl scout group, well-behaved girls, of course. Take Jed, too. He can sell cookies like no other.

  236. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Unfortunately NoFear49er, they all couldn’t coexist for the betterment of the team.
    It’s been an off season for the history books in SF.

  237. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As Abe once said –
    A house divided…

  238. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just imagine having an old school alpha coach like Vince Lombardi
    or Mike Ditka and being the GM.
    The Niners had John McVay serve as the buffer and the battles between Parcells and his GM George Young were widely known.

    Four very successful multiple Super Bowl Dynasty orgs don’t have defacto GMs, the Pats, Steelers, and Cowboys. Dolphins under Shula would be in this group but the current model which is decades from sniffing a Super Bowl now has a GM.
    You could also say the same for the raiduhs when they were winning Lombardis. It was the head coach and Al.

  239. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Perception is everything and the Niner FO didn’t get many bites when they went fishing for a head coach.

    Shanahan might have come aboard but Baalke would have had a diminished role and that wasn’t going to happen.

    If you look at the current makeup of the coaching staff almost everyone was unemployed or not in the NFL as a coach and looking for a job with the exception of Rathman. Even the coordinators Mangini and Chryst were 3rd and 4th choices after multiple coaches refused to leave their jobs for a promotion.

  240. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Why is it that you guys spend all day talking about a team that really, really sucks? I mean, I’m not attacking the blog because I want to see Skeeber’s blog do well, and I understand being a loyal, faithful fan, but sheez… to a point.

    Are you guys really going to watch games this year? If you walk up to a big guy on the streets and say “punch me in the stomach” and he does… once a week, on Sundays… that’s Niner football. And why would anyone do that?

  241. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    If you don’t get it I can’t explain it to you. I have followed and supported the Niners since 1965 both through the highs and many lows. I’m a Niner Faithful for the duration.
    I have followed all my teams for life. The Warriors have rewarded me twice in 40 years.

    I will say this. There are pretenders out there. These “bandwagon fans”. They come aboard when things are looking good because they need to be part of being winners.
    Last year one of these guys who always followed the Lakers suddenly jumped on the Warrior bandwagon because the Lakers sucked. To me it is a hollow and shallow victory for him at best. He was not nor will he ever be invested in the team.
    This individual will jump back to the Lakers once they are competitive. He thinks he’s a fan but he’s just kidding himself. To each his own.

    If you stick with a team through the really bad times you are a true fan and when they finally win it all it is like no other feeling and no greater reward.

    I do resevere the right to bitch and complain about my team because that is my right.

  242. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As I Niner Faithful I cannot imagine rooting for the Seahags
    ever except if it truly benefitted the Niners.

    I can say the same for the Lakers because their supporters have always looked down on the Warriors and are arrogant SOBs.
    Now the shoe is on the foot to you bitchass Laker fans. Deal with it. Warriors are the CHAMPS!!!

  243. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I see Rob is a little confused and misguided.

    Rob’s take from the Bronco game was that the Niner Pinion had a 50 yard punt making him very worthy of the 5th round pick.
    Another minion chimes in agreeing this as an upgrade from Andy Lee.

    Andy Lee averaged 46.8 yards per punt last year for the Niners for the entire season. In 2011 Lee averaged 50.9 yds per punt for the season.

    Keep gushing over 50 yd punts if that’s what floats your boat.

  244. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I remember the dark days where the MVPs of the team were the kicker Nedney and the punte Lee.

    I sure hope we have not regressed back to where the highlight of a game is a 50 yard punt.

    Same guys are looking for a 8 to 10 win season. Doesn’t add up.

  245. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If CK is gunshy about staying in the pocket under pressure he needs to hit on those short passes. If that is all the D gives him then he needs to take that every time.

    This QB malfeasance is what will drive fans away. Oline is an obstacle to overcome, with short game to TE and RB. Start yelling in private and let Gabbert play a quarter here and there and leak possible trades to the media. CK needs to up his game now.

  246. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Peyton ate up our D and Hillman gouged yards on the ground. It wasn’t reflected in points so the homers were strutting.

    Gonna be a long season with the schedule. Only hope is other teams injuries and suspensions of key players.

    Still go with 2 to 4 wins.

  247. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One thing I’ve always admired about Harbaugh is that when one of his players goes down he is out on the field to see how they are and comfort them. Small gesture but says a lot. I would say 1 out 3 head coaches do that unless a stretcher is brought out.

    These bozos can malign his name and accomplishments because they
    show how clueless they really are and total lack of understanding
    thinking things are better. They will soon feel like suckers because they bought it hook, line and sinker.

  248. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ann Killion of SF Chronicle had good article on niner fan base and unaccountability of boy Jed. He is lucky to be in the land of latte liberals. Eagles fans would have pelted him with eggs by now.

  249. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    Bowman will be a beast but they’ll game plan him and double team him to take him out of plays and force someone else to make the tackle. No more Justin, Patrick or Aldon to worry about.
    Without a pass rush it makes it tough on the secondary.
    Brock is also hurt again and he has had trouble staying on the field.

    What some are not taking into account is the more inept your offense is the more pressure goes on your defense. The guy that runs the Pyongyang N.K. blog dismissed time of possession as insignificant. Tell that to your defense who’s on the field
    2/3 of the game. Something like that will make any decent defense impotent.

    If you solely base what you have seen in preseason than 2-4 wins is an accurate assessment. I just hope they are better because the rubber is going to meet the road for Kap and his fanboy club will have nobody to blame because the coaches are gone.

  250. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLITT
    It’s pretty simple. I’m hoping pinion can keep up the 50 yarders. His forte is supposed to be pinning guys inside the 20. Someone with a big leg and that kind of control seems like a fine replacement for Lee. Since we have tons of draft picks I’m not too concerned about the round we got him in . Much happier about the almost 2 mil in cap savings. This helps us sign more talent . It in fact clearly signals both the desire and the ability to NOT have your star player be the punter lol

  251. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rob

    With $13 mil in cap room and the FO sitting on it and not using it to shore up the Oline what’s the point? What’s Baalke doing with all this cap room? Not much. It’s going into the York’s pockets and they are buying soccer teams with it.

    FYI in the first 2 games Pinion had 9 punts returned for a 12 yd avg. That means no fair catches.

  252. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rob

    I would be much happier if they used their first pick on an Olineman instead of Armstead and even their 4th and 5th rd picks on olineman instead of a TE and Punter. We wouiild be in much better shape because we had a great punter and the positions we have too many of are dlineman and TEs. Why draft more?

  253. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Want to see more Blaine. CK is too set in his ways and too comfortable. WR3 and TE2 are probably open and dummy does not look for them.

    I am not like most on these blogs. Will follow with NFL Game Pass but only because of the quality opponents we face weekly. Am rooting for us to lose every game. 2016 draft/FA needs to gut and redo talent at O skill positions.

    Oline needs a year to work as a cohesive unit and AD should be back in 2016 healed up and in good shape. RB is OK. Enough with high picks on D.

  254. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLITT
    I’m hearing we’ll have almost 40 mil in cap room next year. We also have 12 picks including I think three in 4,5 and 6 . guessing we’ll be picking around 15 I like our chances to bounce back.

  255. robNo Gravatar says:

    OMG
    FILTER
    IMHO Anthony Davis fudged us with the timing …

  256. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If a playoff team has their LT go down hope TB fields offers for a 3rd or better for Staley. Boone is our LT in waiting and deserves the extra bucks for helping us patch the line.

    If Pears is beat by speed rushers to the outside the niners can handle it. CK said Pears steers them wide and he steps up. Devey and C needs to allow him to step up and CK said Devey did that.

    Stop bitching about the line. Focus on CK decision making and finding open receivers.

  257. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    How is Anthony Davis the built-in excuse? He played less than half the games last year and what he played wasn’t all that great.

    The excuses are piling up before the first game is played from all those who wouldn’t see half the team on IR and the owner and GM working against success as any excuse to go 8-8. Which by hilarious coincidence is the mark all the dump Harbaugh/Roman crowd now hopes we can reach. Funny how skewed perceptions become through agendas, no?

  258. Brodie12No Gravatar says:

    Sir Spitblood, you might be right it’s going to be hard to beat Singletary’s melt downs but when it comes to on the field coaching fans will not notice a difference between Singletary or Tomsula on the sidelines. Both have no clue what they’re doing and both don’t belong in the position they’re holding. You say Jed seems to not to learn from his mistakes I think these moves are intentional and the hiring of Harbaugh as a pond only to get the stadium built shows Jed is just a devious scum bag.

    The sad part it doesn’t matter fans will continue to flock the stadium, fill the seats and believe in a good outcome, I guess it’s just the nature of the beast and ones who can see between the lines can do nothing but sit there and watch.

  259. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ty Sambrailo OT rookie was 2nd Rd pick and was projected for RT. Looks like Ryan Clady is IR’d again. So looks like our dline couldn’t muster up much against rookie LT.

    What would Broncos give us for Staley? Buzz was Elway meeting with TB last week, could a Staley trade have been talked about. Ryan Harris is a 300 lb RT, previous starter for them and was traded or released. He was back at RT in the weekend game.

    Lemonier and Harold were neutered by a hack and a rookie. But Chuckies in love with our D.

  260. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Would Denver offer more for a young Boone or an older Staley. For me Boone is untouchable as our future LT. Then we get the best FA OT out there like Jake Long or Eben Britton as depth and compete with Pears.

  261. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    You do know that Boone is 28 years old and in the last year of his contract and cannot be franchised next season. He’s not as young as you think as Staley is 30.
    Even Kilgore is 27 years old.
    Some thought should have been given to drafting a possible replacement for Boone. Problem with Baalke is he goes all in on one player to replace a starter and if he doesn’t pan out the team is up the creek.
    Oline is a position of need so stop taking Dlineman and TEs with draft picks that should be going to fill a need.

  262. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Imperative then that either Boone or Staley get traded. If Staley then Boone signs a new contract at LT rate and for 2 years or more.If Boone then he agrees to the same with Denver.

    Otherwise we probably lose Boone in 2016.

  263. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Eddie DeBartolo (on NFL Network) said he doesn’t know Jim Tomsula but hopes for best. “I personally liked Jim Harbaugh. Was my type of guy.”

  264. robNo Gravatar says:

    For real skeebs ?!!!

  265. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, Rob. We don’t make shit up on this site.

  266. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Cam Inman

    “Eddie DeBartolo (on NFL Network) said he doesn’t know Jim Tomsula but hopes for best. “I personally liked Jim Harbaugh. Was my type of guy”

    ==

  267. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Eddie D. endorses Harbaugh. Just another idiot. Those three-year-old know-it-alls are going to have fun with that one.

  268. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NoFear poor Balkey just couldn’t take the pressure of winning football. Went whining around the league and to pal York that “it’s all the fault of the winning coach”. What a mealy mouthed little shit. Hey whiner you think Jimi was tough? Wait till your 6-10 Niners hear from fans and you hear from the child. You’ll learn about tough big boy.

    ““I just can’t deal with Jim anymore,” Baalke told his friend, a veteran front-office employee of an NFL team who relayed the conversation to Bleacher Report. “This guy is a nut. Every day he’s bitching at me about something new. It’s this, it’s that. He’s wearing all of us out. He’s grinding us down.”

    “But Trent, you guys have won with Jim,” the friend told Baalke. “Can’t you just focus on the winning?”

    “I’m getting stepped on every day by Jim,” Baalke replied. “I can’t do this much longer.”

    Poor little Trent prime cause of current state of 49ers.

  269. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yep, Pyongyang N.K Chapter just spun the story because they seem to know better.
    Just change the facts. They have a couple of lackeys that’ll believe any type of propaganda.

    And you wonder why the lackeys appear lost and in a fog half the time.

  270. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF sez:

    “The excuses are piling up before the first game is played from all those who wouldn’t see half the team on IR and the owner and GM working against success as any excuse to go 8-8. Which by hilarious coincidence is the mark all the dump Harbaugh/Roman crowd now hopes we can reach. Funny how skewed perceptions become through agendas, no?”

    Rob sez:

    “No”

    Phil sez:

    “Sure because changing one’s mind and not admitting it is easier than being consistent, rational and honest. But whatever”

  271. Brodie12No Gravatar says:

    Look we all must remember that Harbaugh wasn’t even close to Walsh, Parcells or Jimmy Johnson but the one thing he did have was credentials. Yes for the first time in many years a head coach was hired with credentials. He wasn’t great but he won, his biggest problem was Alex Smith was forced on his lap and that cost him from possibly being considered a great one.

    Erickson was a typical good college coach who couldn’t handle the NFL and that’s why he was held a .500 record every year with Seattle. The day they replaced Mariucci with Erickson was the first strong indicator that the fans believed that John York was not cut out to be the owner of the team. At least Mariucci ran the West Coast Offense keeping to our tradition alive but the York’s obviously didn’t really care about our tradition it was all about money.

    Nolan biggest bone-head move was his first when he drafted Alex Smith especially when he stated afterwards that he also evaluated Aaron Rodgers but did not believe that Rodgers’ attitude could co-exist with him. A move that would ultimately cost him his career.

    Singletary do I really need to say anything? He had no head coaching credentials other that being a linebacker’s coach. He went from that to becoming a Head Coach because no one at the top really cared about going through an evaluation process, I guess they felt it was a waste of time.

    Harbaugh the stadium deal was looming, could they get it done without a few successful years? Would the city and its fans stand behind a new stadium deal with a continued losing product on the field? No they hired the right man for the job Jim Harbaugh with winning credentials at Stanford he was just the guy they needed to get the stadium deal completed. If you noticed right after it was completed his services were no longer needed.

    Tomsula is another Singletary, a nobody with no credentials. The stadium is built now they can go back to the way things use to be done. See the way I see it you either understand this or you refuse to accept it either way we’re doomed thanks to the York’s.

  272. winderNo Gravatar says:

    All I can say V is you want some cheese with that whine?

  273. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er, here’s a new wrinkle on Phil Taylor.
    Seems he asked for a release in Cleveland, AND got paid to go.
    No reduction or offset requested from him either.
    Browns blew that one IMO, should have taken some of that Contract back if he wanted out that badly.

    Now the Steelers are showing some interest.

    http://tinyurl.com/pzqmuqu

  274. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, I had read that Taylor requested the release when he wasn’t going to be the guy. IIRC, he hadn’t lived up to his potential there anyway.

    I just thought I’d read somewhere there was the usual offset language written into his contract so I thought the Browns stood to recoup some of his guarantee already paid for this year.

    It was a bit surprising to see a viable starter available as a free agent. You knew somebody with a need would jump on that.

  275. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pittsburgh is hurting on the DLine, so it makes sense.
    I had picked up the impression Phil was released due to knee issues.
    Sounds not to be the case now.

    The streets will be littered with cuts this weekend, outta be interesting, to watch that merry-go-round.

  276. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Friday may see some Trade activities too.

  277. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m still hearing rumblings that the NYJ might be parting ways with DT Mohammad Wilkerson.
    Wouldn’t mind seeing a deal of some kind offered by Baalke if that is indeed accurate.

    NYJ are down a TE and, we have Dockette as a possible sweetener, seeing as he and Bowles are former AZ guys?

  278. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27

9-23: @ 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
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

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

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