49ers 25, Ravens 20

In a battle of bleeding franchises, the 49ers leaked less than the Ravens Sunday, stopping their four game losing streak and notching their second win of the 2015 season. With the loss, the Ravens put themselves in contention for a top five pick in next year’s draft and pushed the 49ers out of that select group of worthless entities.

For the second straight week, QB Colin Kaepernick faced a team with no pass rush and no secondary and the man from snowless Turlock once again excelled. The next team the Niners face with these two ingredients available will be sometime next season.

Also for the second straight week, Anquan Boldin got behind his defender and caught a long pass. This has not happened since Anquan was in high school and could actually outrun a few fellows once in awhile.

Niner coaches deserve some kudos for recognizing that all their offseason plans were horseshit and scrapping them in favor of what the previous regime had used. Out went the two tight end fixation and back in went FB Bruce Miller. Miller responded by catching three passes for 89 yards. Vance McDonald was the only TE to catch a pass, which went for 10 yards. The team’s leading receiver, TE Garrett Celek, was mercifully shut out along with Vernon Davis, who is almost completely invisible these days.

The biggest juice to the 49er offense came from the fortuitous cutting of malcontent CB Shareece Wright, who was then signed by the desperately in need Ravens just in time to get torched by Torrey Smith, and anybody else the Niners sent in his direction. GM Trent Baalke wasted his money on Wright playing for the Niners, but got some worth out of it by Wright playing for the Ravens.

The real test for the Niners new and improved look comes this Thursday night against their nemesis, the Seattle Seahawks. These two former NFC West powers strangely now find themselves tied for last in the division heading into the game, with identical 2-4 records. It’s probably fair to say the loser of this game will be effectively eliminated from any chance at making the playoffs.

Which brings up an interesting question: what would be more shocking, that the 49ers could actually win this game, or that the Seahawks could actually lose it? Will Jed York be hovering over his Twitter feed ready to tweet “acceptable” or “unacceptable”? Is York even brave enough to attend the game?




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  1. robNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm Seahawks tied for last. Ravens down the tubes. Michigan lost
    Tomsula beat john harbaugh.
    Omg now I know what it is
    They all fired harbaugh
    Damn that jed

  2. robNo Gravatar says:

    Oh btw my I said 24 -20 niners
    I win again

  3. robNo Gravatar says:

    Umm because no one was open

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Next up the Seahags.
    So what’s happening up in the Emerald City?
    See what’s up with Dick , the Legion of Boom and Petey.
    Methinks they are missing their Defensive Coordinators who are coaching the Falcons and the Jags. Current DC Kris Richard is a
    first time coordinator.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/final-mixup-underlines-how-seahawks-defense-has-lost-its-edge/

    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-loss-to-panthers-more-than-about-miscommunication-at-the-end/

    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/panthers-27-seahawks-23-what-the-national-media-are-saying-about-another-seattle-collapse/

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    rob

    Don’t hurt yourself patting yourself on the back.

    Things you post and say in the Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard doesn’t mean squat in the USA.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco reports that although Devey and Tiller are splitting time at RG, the offense scored 2 TDs and 2 FGs when Tiller was at RG.

    Time for Tomsula to pull the trigger and put Tiller in full time because he is clearly the better player.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Levi’s has provided the Niners with home field advantage.

    Justin Tucker of the Raven’s a very reliable kicker completely lost his footing on his plant foot as the turf gave way and he missed his FG attempt.

    First evidence that Levi’s showed home field advantage.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Hyde’s foot is hurting him like it did in the second half, he shouldn’t play simply because he becomes a liability and could injure his foot further and that could end his season.

    Per Branch

    “Carlos Hyde averaged 2.6 yards on 21 carries Sunday, and there might be a reason for that: his left foot.

    The 49ers’ running back was questionable with a foot injury he suffered the previous Sunday against the Giants, and he played through the discomfort in a 25-20 win over the Ravens. The extent of Hyde’s foot issue became obvious when he took a handoff, made a cut and dropped to the ground 2 yards beyond the line of scrimmage early in the third quarter.

    Hyde returned on the same drive, but had 9 yards on his final eight carries after dropping to the ground.

    “I just put too much pressure, too much weight on it,” Hyde said. “It hurts when I put too much weight on it. … It just shocked me how bad it hurt when I tried to put too much weight on it and I just went down.”

    Hyde won’t have the luxury of getting much rest. The 49ers will host Seattle on Thursday night, but Hyde insisted he’ll be ready.

    “Oh yeah, definitely,” he said. “Division game. Definitely.”
    ===

    If Hyde can’t get 4 yards per attempt he should sit out and heal. 8 carries for 9 yards isn’t going to cut it against the Seahags.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vegas odds at Bovada are

    put $100 on the Niners to win Super Bowl 50 and you win $30K

    Put $100 on the Niners to win the NFC Championship and you win $15K.

    The only team with longer odds is Cleveland at $25K/$50K

    Put $100 on Michigan to win National Championship and you could win $5,000.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Branch talked to Kilgore and Kilgore is not ready yet to start his 21 day practice window.

    “Kilgore plans to return this season, but he acknowledged his recovery has been filled with surprises. Could he sit out the 2015 season?

    “I wouldn’t suspect that, but there’s always that possibility,” he said. “A year ago, I wouldn’t have said I would be in this situation. So you always have that possibility.”

    It’s starting to sound like the same scenario with Bowman last year. Navarro had to shut it down and is still coming back.

  11. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Bowman is nowhere near where he was before he got hurt. I seriously question whether he’ll ever be that good again. We should know by the beginning of next season.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not that hard to realize Kilgore’s concerns because an Olineman makes his living with leverage.
    The torque that a bullrusher like Suh puts on an Olineman’s legs is hard to fathom. If you’re playing with plates and screws in your leg it takes awhile to get that confidence back.

    Marcus Martin better get better fast.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This sportscaster and Sparty supporter is directing this at Spitty

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:13924223

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FYI

    A rumor that the guy in the video crying is a rare glimpse of Spitty with his guard down caught in a vulnerable moment.

  15. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    All 5 of the Niners’ opponents prior to the Ravens would be in the playoffs if the season ended right now. More than that, all of them would qualify even if you deleted the ‘W’ they got from the Niners (excepting the ‘L’ we hung on Minn of course. They’d qualify no matter.).

    It’s not just that the Niners are a mediocre to bad team. They have a veritable Murderers Row schedule – the second toughest in the league to date, behind only the Lambs.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    RT, BALT had no pass rush without Suggs. ATL has Beasley, DET Ansah, Pernell McPhee maybe for CHI, CLE has Mingo.

    The first 3 have O that will outscore us. CLE a very good roster with a game manager QB.

    Even tho it did not help in game 1 with Don Zimmer, ATL has Dan Quinn and CHI Fangio and Donatell to get that little bit extra out of their D.

    As Skeebs pointed out, we probably lost a Crack at a real quality franchise QB. Until CK is gone, this is groundhog day with Mike Singletary and top 10 draft pick every year. Enjoy the win yesterday.

  17. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yawn. Yeah I know the guy who took the team to the Super Bowl in his first year as a starter and the NFCCG his first two years as a starter, then only went 8-8 his third year does not meet your approval.
    He’s not white and isn’t smart just like all “those guys” aren’t – your own words on here.
    Excuse me while I ignore everything you ever post.

    I’ll just look at my two time Super Bowl winner Jim Plunkett poster. He was one of those other non-white guys, you know.

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Russell Wilson isn’t smart enough to be a franchise QB. He’s not white, you know, and his team sucks. They should be 1-5 without the refs handing him one against Detroit.

    Seattle needs a franchise QB!

  19. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, bums the whole stupid lot of them!

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    RT’s a liberal. Everything is about race. Obama can’t be criticized. Kaepernick can’t be criticized. Political correctness is used to shut down criticism. A tool for totalitarianism.

    RT, it is obvious you miss Chuck. Go back to Homer blog. Unite there in your adulation of Pelosi, Obama, Grandma Kankles, and Jed’s crew.

    CK cannot handle pressure, covered receivers, and anything else DC’s do to confuse. The old maxim is shut down the run to force the pass. Without Iupati, Goodwin, and AD to shove the run game down the throat, DC’s just need to confuse the QB. Nothing about race, everything about mental ability and competence in all facets of the passing game.

    I still read your stuff here. All simple observations. Nothing more to be expected from liberals.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ben Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative candidate for President. He must really eat you up. Go back to Chuck’s blog. You can’t handle the truth.

  22. winderNo Gravatar says:

    RT- I ignore everything tom says too. He is a 49er troll and not a fan. Glad he’s on this blog though.

  23. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom – You seem a little new around here to be telling people what’s up. Why don’t you cool your jets and STFU before someone puts you in your place.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Hyde can’t shake the injury and prove effective opposing defenses will ignore the play action which is highly responsible for the rejuvenated but simple passing game. If you prove you can’t run then you’re wasting your time attempting play action.

    They’re working out Pierre Thomas today. My question is why?
    Jed should say screw it to winning with class and bring in the best RB available out there which is Ray Rice.

    Would cost the Niners a minimum contract and the NFL supports
    his reinstatement
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/25343562/nfl-would-support-comeback-bid-for-running-back-ray-rice

    Ray Rice or Pierre Thomas? Depends how badly you want to win.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula says Hyde has a bruise in his foot and it’s nothing major.
    Watching him run especially in the second half would lead you to a different opinion especially on the play where he just laid down.

    Yesterday Tomsula appeared to have no confidence in Hayne or Davis. I’ll put on the coaches hat and say if he lined Bruce Miller up at RB he would have gained more yards than a hurt Hyde. Why wouldn’t you do that?

    Also Miller gained all 89 yards in the first quarter. With that much success they never threw him another pass or gave him another touch. Why?

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have seen someone call Bruce Miller’s receptions “screen passes” which is totally bogus.
    I have seen the 2 long gainers. One is a swing pass in the flat
    without blocking Miller threw that stiff arm that allowed him an extra 10 yards.
    The other pass was the old wheel route that went for 50+ yds and Miller ran out of gas.

    No way no how were these screen passes but then again the same poster said Pinion had a fine game punting the ball.

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    They won’t get Rice because they dumped Gore to feature Hyde as the quicker tailback to fit their new “do what you feel” system. If we paid Rice who would start when Hyde’s injury-free?

    Also, you can bet Tomsula’s not calling any plays for the offense. Probably just the old QB coach doing that. And even though “the fullback’s always open” I bet they put some coverage on him after those two plays.

    I’m not sure why they even kept a FB on the roster without Gore and the power run game.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rice wants the NFL minimum.
    Hyde is hurt and has yet to prove he can go through an entire season injury free. Hyde’s running style makes it unlikely he avoids injuries because he seeks contact.

    Rice would be a good partial season rental and put to rest the nonsense of winning with class.

    Aldon joined the Raiduhs with little flak or criticism.
    Rice has been out of the NFL for 18 months now and he has a right to make a living and I think he has paid a stiff penalty already.

  29. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    And you’re right, none of Millers three targets and receptions were screens. On the first two he just ran to the LOS and turned for the dump off, on the third one he ran a vertical route all the way, not an actual wheel route, while Hyde ran the dump off role.

  30. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m all for adding Rice, I just don’t think they’re thinking that way.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another player was worked out Monday per PFT

    “49ers also tried out center Samson Satele on Monday”

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Rob never saw your 24-20 Niners call. Where is it? Our triumphant winners this game are RT and NJ. They have been appropriately rewarded with coconuts air expressed by carrier pigeon. Because good work should be rewarded.

    Always glad to read RTs posting here. He brings that invaluable Walter Mitty HS perspective.

    And right now I’m going to call for a 21-20 Niner win against SEA because…well just because. Oh I know = I hate the SEA mob. It would be wrong, but reasonable, to bet against the Niners. Can’t do it for this one.

    Too bad we don’t get Ray Rice due to owners ideology or is it idiocy? Yeah winning, who needs it?

  33. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As far as exiling someone to Blog X, I’m against it because I don’t favor the death penalty.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Contributing to the win yesterday was a plus 2 in turnovers.

    They need to play a clean turnover free game against the Seahags
    and they have a shot provided Hyde is effective.

    Seahags have fed off turnovers that the Niners have generously gifted them.

  35. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    BaKKKen- In case you were too drunk to have noticed, you were the one who repeatedly referred to Kap as incompetent as a QB and stupid because he’s non-white, etc. Pretty much everything I convered in my posts.

    Do you want me to post your exact comments? I am fully capable of doing that. There are several on different threads.

    “RT’s a liberal. Everything is about race.”

    You repeatedly bring race into it and then accuse ME of doing it? How ridiculous! Then the liberal part is beyond pathetic.

    BacKKK to ignore mode…

  36. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – Bakkentom is a few marbles short of a sandwich.

  37. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I realized that Spitty. The blog should have an “ignore” option. I’ll do it manually from now on.

    I did love Plunkett. He was born and schooled in the same town as I, back when it was much of a “town”. Do you know the way to San Jose?

  38. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *was much more of a “town”

    Personally, the only thing Niners related I’m jazzed about is that we’re unexpectedly tied with the Seahawks after 6 weeks and really should be 1 game ahead (Lions ripoff). Bad thing, though, is that they have a creampuff schedule towards the end of the season. At 5-6 they might look like toast but still cruise on into the playoffs.

    I don’t think we can count on their 4th qtr. D meltdowns continuing, but then nothing about them, O or D, impresses me this year the way it has the last couple.

  39. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – I think the Seahawks are melting down because they aren’t paying Cam Chancelor. It’s the same thing with Vernon Davis. I know Vernon still has more in the tank but we aren’t paying him so he’s not performing. I guarantee you when Vernon leaves he’ll have a rejuvenation of his career for at least one more year somewhere else. I could see him playing for New England.

    The Seahawks will continue to meltdown against teams that are competitive with them through 4 quarters of football. The 49ers won’t be able to hang.

  40. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty, I don’t expect the Niners to hang with very many teams. I just want the Seahawks to suck.

    The Niners wouldn’t be a bad team were it not for their pass D (both pass rush and secondary) and their O-line. This has and will continue to show up as the season wears on. There are teams we’ll look decent against (win or lose) and teams that will just blow us out. I don’t see us blowing out anybody.

    5-11 is looking good. It’s interesting, though, I think it could go as low as 3 wins to as high as 8 now.

  41. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – So aside from the O line, secondary, D line, Front Office, GM, Owner, coaching staff and overall team culture, the 49ers are fine?

    I didn’t realize it, but the Redskins also have Dashon Goldson. Their safeties are Goldson and Trenton Robinson. Their D line has Ricky Jean, and they traded for Carrier.

    I’d love to see McCloughan hire Vic Fangio as his head coach, but Jay Gruden’s doing a hell of a job now that Snyder isn’t requiring RGIII.

    I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of McCloughan’s when he was in SF, but I was wrong. McCloughan, regardless of his drinking, is a damn fine GM and I’m a fan of his work.

    Interesting that York fired McCloughan and Harbaugh. You put those two together and you’ll win multiple Super Bowls (provided York watched games from Hawaii).

  42. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Same with me on Scotty, Spit. I never thought I’d miss him but then I saw what he was doing in Seattle and what was happening to the Niners after his firing.

  43. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    You ever read any of those Cormac McCarthy border trilogy books I was telling you about, RT? They’re the bee’s knees….

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil we’re a Home Dog again.
    Recent history suggests Kaep doesn’t score vs Seattle.
    However, Seattle isn’t firing much smoother than we are at this point.

    Plug me in for a low scoring squeaker –

    16-14 SF

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, who do you think we are, the Rams?

    Not gonna happen against Pete this week. I’d love to see it happen, but just can’t see how it would short of divine intervention.

    btw, were you being sarcastic with your “too much zone” vs NYG comment?

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I can see us sneaking in a WIN at home in a low scoring affair.
    Hoping Torrey makes some plays and/or opens the middle of the field for us.

    I’m putting this one on Geep to employ some quick hitters and, maybe some bunch formations to break the press.
    Good spot for Patton/Celek/Miller perhaps underneath too.
    Can’t put much hope in Carlos or Bush either.

    No sarcasm on the Zone comment either.
    Watched the NYG eat us alive while at the game here.
    We just played WAY too conservative, hoping the clock would win it for us.
    Ain’t gonna work until we get a little more deliberate in coverage.
    Have to contain Russell and hurry his throws.
    Really missing Aldon right now.
    Mangini needs to gamble a little in this one.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    See this one as a tight/low scoring WIN for us or, another Offensive meltdown where we lose 23-6

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If this game wasn’t the focal point of the 1st half of the schedule, nothing was.
    Time to put up or, STFU.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jed wants to win with class?
    What happens if we lose. Embarrassingly?
    What then Jed?

    Bring on the pitchforks and torches?
    Our living example of the Napoleon Complex, as it lives and breathes.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here ya go Bullit –
    Something for the mantle….

    http://tinyurl.com/nmo9p4u

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Something else NoFear49er.
    Armstead saw 20 snaps vs Baltimore.
    Would like to see him involved more and, perhaps getting Purcell involved on the active roster.

    Curious to see how they move with regard to Simpson also.
    It’s looking like the ZBS experiment isn’t flying with much authority at this point either.

    Could this be the spot for Hodges to get some reps as well?

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In terms of size mismatches, Jimmy Graham and Blake Bell present trouble for both sides.
    Can’t expect much from Bell just yet but, I’d sneak him in for a Red Zone package if we get any opportunities in that regard.

  53. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just wondered about the comment because we were in man for fourth quarter anyway. Where their last two possessions resulted in FG and TD.

    Yeah, I’ve noticed a lot less of the ZBS lately. Like Skeebers mentioned in his post, I think they’ve realized it’s a lot easier to gripe and bitch and say what should work from the peanut gallery in the off-season than down where the rubber meets the road and results speak louder than high and mighty theories.

  54. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Shane Vereen vs 3-3 Eagles
    4 RAs for 0 net yds- long = 4 yds
    1 Rec for 6 net yds

    Shane Vereen vs 49ers
    5 RAs for 24 net yds- long = 10
    8 Rec for 86 net yds, 1 TD- long = 24

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The OL was a major area of concern coming into the season NoFear49er.
    No complaints with Foerster, I just think the personnel made life tougher on him than it needed to be.
    Given the roster depth, and the untimely retirement of AD, there really wasn’t much to turn to.
    I expected BThomas to step in for Iupati, Boone to RT, Kilgore back at Center and, a toss up for RG.
    Obviously that hasn’t happened.
    Be nice if Tiller/TBrown can contribute by the time we return from the BYE.
    I see the season hinging on the next 2 games.

    Seattle is facing their own challenges right now and, the Rams are dealing with injuries of their own to some key positions.
    Gotta make some hay or, we’re playing for Draft positioning after the BYE.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for the Zone coverage vs NYG, it looked to me that we were playing soft Zone?
    Most everything Eli was doing on that final Drive came underneath until he took the game away on the Donnell play.

    I was watching it from behind the Secondary as it came down the field in my direction.
    Could’ve been some combination too I guess?
    Either way, it was way too conservative.
    Eli dismantled it pretty easily.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    To that point, we should be using a similar scheme underneath ourselves.
    Kaep is too predictable vs Seattle.
    He still doesn’t utilize the middle enough IMO.
    Would like to see that change on Thursday.
    If we can get him in between the seams with some success, I’d be all for it.

  58. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    A cover 2 man, man under 2, 2-man whatever you want to call it. On the last drive Tartt was in in place of Wilhoite and covered Vereen man on man. Bowman covered the TE. Acker covered the split end, Ward the slot receiver and Brock the flanker. The safeties played a 2 deep zone. On the previous drive we played some short yardage zone for a couple plays in the red zone and held them to a FG.

    The big thing with the o-line was getting rid of Iupati and trying to go to ZBS exclusively. Davis didn’t help but we would have been fine with Iupati still here. Thanks Baalke.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If, (big IF), AD returns, I could see him playing OG.
    Given the uncertainty of Boone being retained, we could look to the Draft for an OT.
    That could change if TBrown shows some promise as well.

    Right now I really like the DT from Ole Miss, Nkemdiche too.
    Armstead’s old line mate from OR, De’Forest Buckner is getting plenty of buzz too.
    Kid is 6’7″/290

    I’m all for the trenches as a place to rebuild.
    See where we land in terms of Draft slot.
    Right now, we’re solidly in the Top 10.

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No question Baalke has some things to fix.
    We’ll see how he goes about that job assignment soon enough.
    Be nice if he hit with TBrown or Silberman too.
    If the season goes into the crapper in the coming weeks, I’d like to see them get some game reps to determine where that takes the Draft plans.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last night I watched Eli hesitate a beat on throwing a bubble screen to Beckham. The other receiver missed a chip block and the Egos DB jumped it for a pick six.

    The Seahags have seen this on film for a couple of games so if there is a tell of any sort it could be easy pickings. Chryst has to be unpredictable and burn the Seahags with a countermeasure.

  62. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Appreciate the analysis on the coverage vs NYG NoFear49er.
    Was thinking Zone while at the game.
    What’s your take on the success factor Eli had?

    Tartt slow to recognize Vereen?

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NFC West has lost its luster this year. 10-6 will probably be enough to win the division.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh says not to ask him to come back to coach in the NFL
    in the near future.
    He says he did not sign on with Michigan to coach a year.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/10/20/jim-harbaugh-its-disrespectful-to-link-me-to-nfl-openings/

    Remember the Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard said no other NFL teams wanted Harbaugh? Always with their propaganda bogus info to advance their narrative.

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The anti-Harbaugh narrative has been one of the stupidest agendas ever floated in the blogosphere.

  66. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ49er, on that last drive there was a point, just following that near INT by Brock, we put Armstead and TJE in as 3 tech DTs with Harold and Lynch outside the Tackle/TE in four point stances with Reaser taking man coverage on Vereen and Tartt on the TE with both crowding the LOS. 7 DBs. On the snap, Lynch bull rushes the tackle and almost gets the sack but Eli throws it into the ground and probably should have got a grounding call. Unfortunately on the next play, 3rd and 10 I believe, they send the center to block Reaser and Vereen goes for twenty plus. Being in man there was no one else in the area to help out. I thought we needed more zone since they were killing us in man, and why I thought you might have been being sarcastic.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dontae Johnson hardly plays anymore although on the active 46.
    He was fighting to be a starter but has made somebody’s doghouse
    and doesn’t get on the field with the defense.

  68. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “The anti-Harbaugh narrative has been one of the stupidest agendas ever floated in the blogosphere.”

    True but the fierceness with which it was defended was world class ridiculous.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    News on ex Niners

    Cards release Lawrence Okoye from their Practice Squad today.

    Titans signed Joe Looney today.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Fred Jackson crashes car drag racing Marshawn Lynch outside of Seahag facility. Nobody hurt but totals car.
    Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do when they come for you…?

    Reminder that Lynch had driving issues in Buffalo after running over a pedestrian.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NoFear49er, I do recall Richburg taking Reaser about 20yds down the field as well.
    Made comment to my buddy that there probably hasn’t been a Center I’ve ever seen who stuck to a block on a CB longer than that one.
    Reaser flat out couldn’t get away.
    Richburg flat out owned him on that particular play, unfortunately.

    No, no sarcasm, simply not as well versed in the analysis you provide.
    Much appreciated.
    Loved being down low for that game, to see things more clearly.
    However, it was tough to focus on any one facet, as things come at you at 60mph.
    Obviously, I thought we were much too soft, and was thinking Zone.

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit here’s a good write-up on UK QB Patrick Towles.
    Another guy to put on the Draft Radar.

    http://tinyurl.com/qee36rf

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Hadn’t heard of Towles. I’ll take a closer look at him since he’s an underclassman.

  74. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    23-17 Niners

    OR

    27-7 Seahawks

    Take your pick. I’ve opted to try optimism on a game by game basis, while still being rational, so I’ll stick with the first. Niners 23-17

    Kappy’s still on probation and will be for quite some time yet. He was certainly showing signs of Mark Sanchezitis, early success followed by suckitude caused by defenses figuring out his limited game, and compounded by a seemingly complete loss of confidence.

    I think he’s much more talented than Sanchez, though. I think his case now is similar to a golfer who, trying to fix flaws in his game, overhauls his swing. He overthinks his lessons, has a couple bad rounds, then starts to merge the worst parts of his old swing with bits and pieces of his new. The result: a confusing jumble of double bogeys.

    If he can merge the Kappy we know and (at least some of us) love with the lessons he hopefully learned from Palmer, he can make it to the next level as a QB, beyond the ultra-talented but limited player. He has to be able to incorporate those lessons into his game without overthinking everything on every play, which is precisely what I saw earlier in the season.

    We’ll see. I expect more ups and downs from Kappy in the near future, especially when he faces a real pass rush or a defense expert in disguising blitz/coverage schemes. I think he’ll come out OK. The jury’s still out though.

  75. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Geez, I suddenly realized I confused Palmer with Kurt Warner. LOL, damn those Cardinals.

  76. winderNo Gravatar says:

    A couple more decent games under his belt should bolster his confidence. But at this point in his career we shouldn’t even be talking about him like this. very disappointing to me. I know he has the skills to be able to do just about anything but he sure doesn’t show it most of the time.

  77. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners had shown one shred of defense in the last 2 minutes against the Giants, they’d be 3-3. That’s remarkable considering the talent loss, in coaching and in personnel, since last season. I’m not writing Kappy off for a couple horrid games.

  78. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “I see him (Tomsula) just being patient and trying to give a little more than just put his stamp on everything. I think him being dealt this hand of players, with the young guys being asked to play such a high-valued play, I think he’s doing a great job.” – Navarro Bowman

    Yup, that pretty well sums everything up – “this hand of players”.

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a nice shot at York and Baalke.

  80. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The dreaded vote of confidence. Just before it all goes to shit.

  81. winderNo Gravatar says:

    rt- I’m not giving up on him yet either, he just has to make more things happen.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The reason why the Levi’s turf was sketchy against the Ravens is the previous weekend they had 4 high school games at Levis and the turf took a beating.

    http://www.levisstadium.com/events/event/friday-night-lights/

    Having 4 high school games is a thrill for the teams but the field cannot take the wear and tear with a one week turnaround.

  83. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Love to see Niners pull one out tomorrow = would be highlight of our season. Maybe just a good game from Kap, the OL and the D is more reasonable. Oh and good game plan from DC and OC. SEA will be tough tho.

    Ok last call for your scores as it’s a short week. There will be scores, we know this. RT I have yours.

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Did you pick mine up Phil?
    16-14 SF

  85. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yessir NJ, gotcha. Hope you nail it.

    “Are the Seattle Seahawks really “2-4 bad”?

    -BASG = Steve Berman

    “Reasons why the 49ers can win

    – They’re at home.
    – Colin Kaepernick looks exponentially better now than he did three weeks ago.
    – Sherman and Lynch don’t look the same. In fact, Lynch might be done.
    – Seattle’s offensive line might be the worst they’ve faced.
    – As the 49ers know, tough Super Bowl losses take a massive toll.

    Reasons why the 49ers will probably lose

    – The Seahawks figured out how to use Jimmy Graham (140 yards vs CAR).
    – Sherman knows Kaepernick’s tendencies.
    – Cliff Avril against Erik Pears is a frightening matchup for the Niners.
    – Carlos Hyde is hurt and they can’t count on anyone behind him.
    – The Seahawks have led in the fourth quarter in each of their games and the 49ers aren’t exactly a team built for making big comebacks”

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hoping a short week slows both teams down Phil.
    Gotta play some ball control in this one, if we stand a chance of saving the season.
    Was reading that they’ve been moving Sherman around thus far.
    Let’s hope Kaep can take advantage of their Defense (for a change).

    Possible to see a swap at RT too.
    Pears limited, which might get TBrown some time in this one.

    All things considered, I simply want to see Kaep make quick decisions and protect the ball.
    He’s failed far too often against the Seattle Defense.

  87. winderNo Gravatar says:

    31-6 seawads

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder my ‘flip-side’ is 23-6 Seattle, if Kaep continues to be a deer in the headlights vs their Defense.

    I’m trying to be optimistic, hoping he’ll finally show us that he can stop the bleeding against them.
    If they continue to flush him left, as they’ve been accustomed to doing, he’s doomed to repeat his recent history.

    Quick decisions, spread the ball around, take the short game if presented.

  89. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think predicting both the Niners will win or lose is in the spirit of predictions. Therefore I predict both teams will score from 0 to 55 points each. Nailed it!

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Numbers are telling. Kap is way more effective when he’s under center rather than in shotgun. Shotgun limits options and makes Kap more predicable. Under center creates the play action opportunities.

    Colin Kaepernick in shotgun:
    825 attempts, 25 TDs, 20 INTs, 7.18 yds/attempt

    Under center: 470 attempts, 31 TDs, 6 INTs, 8.01 yds/attempt

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I’m taking the high road for this one.
    Put my bet on a low scoring win at home.
    As with Kaep, we simply don’t know which guy will show up.

    Hence, my confusion.
    I’ll live with the 16-14 SF prediction, (while hoping Kaep will turn the corner and break the Seattle curse).

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the big question regarding play action is, whether Carlos will be anything more than a decoy?
    He’s probably better off taking the extra time to heal up for the Rams.
    Short week presents a greater risk of aggravating the foot issue IMO.
    See what comes soon enough, regarding the game plan.

    Be nice to see Reggie earn his paycheck and give Carlos a blow here.
    We can pretty much assume Seattle will load the box and dare Kaep to throw.
    Until he proves he can, it’s likely another chapter of ‘the same old, same old’.

  93. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, just having a little fun with it. The Las Vegas guys say we are 6 point home dogs. And the O/U is 42. That translates to a score of 18-24 in favor of the Seahawks.

    For you true believers, that makes a good opportunity to win some money betting on a home dog. You can win $$ even if we lose by 5 points with a defense playing on the home turf. That’s usually a pretty good bet.

    My bet is, no one here is that confident in our team, or should I say Tomsula’s team, to bet their beer money.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I figured as much NoFear49er 😀
    I think you definitely ‘nailed it’ with the confidence angle too.
    I simply don’t know what we are just yet.
    Expected more from Kaep than I’ve seen thus far.
    Nice to see Geep tinkering with him at least.
    He needs it.

    My feeling is, short week, less points.
    Since I’m not factoring in spreads with Phil, I’m simply trying to nail a final score based on recent history.
    We’re far from a high octane Offense at this point.
    Watered down piss might be a better comparison.

  95. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I heard the Seahawks are considering blanketing Boldin, as Kaepernicks #1 target by far. By tendencies, our TEs should be their weakness and theirs ours. Depends on how effective Lynch is, I’d say. Them getting their MLB back should make the running a bit tougher on Hyde, bad ankle or not.

    If Kaepernick still wants to prove something to Sherman he should run him over a few times rather than throw him the ball and dare him to catch it.

    I’m with NJ49er on giving the rushing work tomorrow to Bush, and Kaepernick.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Boldin is listed with a hammy concern NoFear49er.
    I think this is the spot to challenge the Legion of Boom with Torrey perhaps?
    Open the inside some.
    But yes, run at Sherman and wear him out.
    We ran a couple of quick outs vs the NYG with Patton.
    Get Staley and Boone out front and bury him a few times?

    Wouldn’t have a problem with that scenario.

  97. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Like the size of Blake Bell too.
    He’s right there with Graham in terms of height.
    He’s just to damn ‘new’ to have a feel for his reliability in an important Division game right now.

    See what Geep can dial up for some new wrinkles.

  98. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF is tough to nail down, saying each team should score between 0-55 points. Right Carnack. I’ll put him in for 24-18 SEA since we are short on customers this week. You can’t lose NF; could win big. Coconuts, you like ’em right?

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s painting with a BROAD brush Phil.
    Covering ALL the bases that way 😀

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s face it.
    We’re about as unpredictable as it gets thus far.
    One thing is pretty predictable.
    We haven’t scored many touchdowns in the Red Zone.
    So, I wouldn’t suspect we’ll see the high end of NoFear49er’s 55pt range.

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    His 24-18 prediction is predicated on the O/U and the spread.
    Good math on his part, based on the Vegas Odds.
    I’m hedging that a short week will keep things on the low side.
    No matter the score, I just want 1 more point than Seattle when it’s over.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Even though Hyde is listed as questionable Ian Rappaport is reporting Carlos will play tonight.

    If Hyde is in the same medical state that he was in against the Ravens he should sit out and get well.
    It was disconcerting when he went into the line in the second half of the game and sat down because the pain was too much.

    Tomsula says Hyde cannot do further damage but I disagree simply because a player limited by injury subjects himself
    to further injury by being a sitting duck.

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brandon Lloyd just announced his retirement.
    He’s the 5th player to retire from last year’s Niner roster.

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives:
    WR White, RB Hayne, OL Thomas, OL Silberman, NT Purcell, TE Bell, OLB Lemonier

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Carlos Hyde is playing tonight with a stress fracture in his foot.

  106. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hayne inactive, so there goes the Australian TV market.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Stress fracture?
    Tomsula said it was just a bruise and said playing on it couldn’t make it worse. I’m not a doctor but if you make a living running your knees and your feet are vital to career longevity.
    I just hope Hyde doesn’t make it worse and is lost for the season.

  108. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Tonights Pigskin Prognostications:

    Phil: 21-20 Niners. I’m going to call for a 21-20 Niner win against SEA because…well just because. Oh I know = I hate the SEA mob. It would be wrong, but reasonable, to bet against the Niners. Can’t do it for this one.

    NJ49er: 16-14 SF. Phil we’re a Home Dog again. Recent history suggests Kaep doesn’t score vs Seattle. However, Seattle isn’t firing much smoother than we are at this point. Plug me in for a low scoring squeaker –16-14 SF

    RTFirefly: 23-17 Niners (OR 27-7 Seahawks). Take your pick. I’ve opted to try optimism on a game by game basis, while still being rational, so I’ll stick with the first. Niners 23-17

    winder: 31-6 seawads. A couple more decent games under Kaps belt should bolster his confidence. At this point in his career we shouldn’t be talking about him like this. very disappointing to me. He sure doesn’t show it most of the time

    NF: 24-18 SEA. NF is tough to nail down, saying each team should score between 0-55 points. Right Carnack. I’ll put him in for 24-18 SEA since we are short on customers this week. You can’t lose NF; could win big. Coconuts, you like ’em right? Feel free to adjust this.

    Due to a shortage of bettors and an abundance of coconuts NFs call has a large margin of error being the creation of yours truly. Much like the latest Iowa poll showing Carson ahead of Trump, snicker. Not to digress

  109. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “CBS reporting that NaVorro Bowman, on a short week, is expected to get limited snaps. Explains Gerald Hodges being active.”

  110. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Two straight Kap airmails OB. Boldin can’t run at all – hamstring.

  111. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The guy on the sideline who got beaned by that Kaepernick incompletion is being tended to by 49ers medical staff.”

  112. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Boldin, VD not getting open. Good pass D from SEA

  113. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hamstrung? No wonder Kaepernick is looking at Vernon so early.

    The Seahawks’ o-line makes ours look not so bad.

  114. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Poor tackling Niners D

  115. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice run 4 Hyde = 1st down

  116. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers have 23 total yards on their first three possessions.”

  117. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap airmails another one to Boldin

  118. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Delay and now Kap kills the drive

  119. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yawn snooze, 0-17. Got ’em where we want ’em, just hold ’em to FG and score 3 TDs, viola 21-20 Niners win.

    Then I woke up

  120. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ridiculous D

  121. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    GO WOLVERINES!

  122. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s monitoring the twitter feed?

  123. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Getting ugly. I wish I could say I was surprised.

  124. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    3rd and 18 and they throw a short pass to a guy with a bad leg.

  125. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Jed- This is acceptable? You idiot

  126. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    More ridiculous D. Seattle’s going to lose interest at this rate.

  127. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bethea out, questionable to return.

  128. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Where is Fangio? Gase? Oh right we didn’t need them.

    Fine. Season in the tank

  129. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bethea out? Figures

    Kap don’t get sacked in EZ

  130. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wilson got greedy there. It’s easy to slack off in the second half with a big lead, but when you’re 2-4 with four blown 4th quarters, I doubt Seattle with take the second half off.

  131. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kearse doing his best to keep us in the game.

  132. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    49ers say, “No thanks!”

  133. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Now the Niners just need to close out 20-0 and I’ll win the week!

  134. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    RZ bog down again

  135. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yup RT you’re this close

  136. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick sucks.

  137. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve got enough coconut milk to last me for awhile yet. Thanks anyway, Phil. Probably have to last another 6 years till I win a second time.

    Put da lime in da coconut, drink em bod up, put da lime in da…

  138. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve seen enough.

    Winder looks like you are our winner this week as you called for a 25 pt. SEA win. Are you Hawaii? My carrier pigeons are delivering coconuts to RT and NJ but will have them drop one off to you on the way back.

    God Bless our team

  139. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN’s Sando: “Feel bad for 49ers fans who paid for seats in new stadium not knowing what was to come.”

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap went back to all the bad habits. Throwing balls out of bounds 10 feet over the WR’s head and throwing balls at the feet of your backs. No consistency whatsoever. If you suck every other game you’re a .500 QB at best and that doesn’t get you into the playoffs.

  141. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners failed to reach the red zone.
    Waiting for Jed’s tweet.

  142. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Total yardage: 369 to 135.

  143. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Going to be tough to put lipstick on this one.

  144. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Kap was throwing those because no one was open and he was being pressured again. But hey, I’ll believe you on the subject and not HOFer Neon Deion. Not.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/10/22/deion-sanders-slams-pathetic-49ers/#comments

    The comments in the link would be hilarious if this were another team.

  145. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niner players have it made.
    Jimmy T is a “players coach”.
    No hard practices, 30 min meetings when from first grade on you have 60 min classes. Tomsula doesn’t think the team can focus for longer than 30 mins.
    Team is humiliated and players are laughing after the game.
    Get used to Tomsula with that puzzled “WTF” look on his face.

    Now we get Kap’s presser where he’s going to repeat “we’ve got execute and play better”.

  146. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap near the goal line unloaded the ball when the pass rusher was still 3 yards away. He’s a big guy and should stand in there and take a hit. I think he had time to throw a decent pass but he went into deer in headlights panic mode.

    Ricky Watters said he was in the locker room before the game and they were in this is the season and a must win mode. Piss poor effort.

  147. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fans have had it now. Only a matter of time before the players, the rest of the players that is, quit buying what the Jed/Baalke/Tomsula crew is selling.

    The Seahawks didn’t look that good. And we couldn’t even make a game of it.

  148. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick, as pressured as he was, could have made more plays if he would have stepped up in the pocket instead of just eating the ball. That last second has receivers clearing their coverage.

    How many yards did Kaepernick run tonight? I thought that would have been a big part of the game plan.

  149. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t run even once.

  150. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula: “That game today was not what we want. Was not acceptable.”

    Hahahaha. Jimmy’s gonna get mad now.

  151. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No stat line for T.Smith either? Wilson had the same problem with pressure Kaepernick had. He found some plays out there anyway. But they do have a real coach over there.

  152. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    More like Singletary’s snafu every day.

  153. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sherman shadowed Torrey on all 42 snaps. 1 target, 0 yards.

  154. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like we knew we were beat before the gun.

  155. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When you have more punts than first down you generally lose.

  156. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- Yeah, still here on the rock.
    don’t bother with the coconuts though, got plenty already. That was a real stinker today.

  157. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Winder yeah that’s right lots of coconuts in Hawaii. Ok as a symbol of our season how would you like a couple those squishy Nerf balls? Easier for the pigeons anyway. Take care

  158. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, what else ya got when I win the season prediction? Papayas, mangos? I don’t know what you have there. Seriously though, coconuts are fine. I love coconut milk mixed with the moo kind.

  159. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap didn’t take complete ownership that some of his passes were due to his inaccuracy. He claimed he was throwing the ball away.
    Kap claims he would rather throw a ball away then throw an INT.

    Not buying it on the balls he threw over the heads of open receivers were throwaways.

    Very bad if Kap has lost his nerve.

  160. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Gimme a break. The Niners were only sending out the 2 wideouts half the time, one with a gimpy leg and the other covered by Sherman. Kap never had time to hit Smith deep, au contraire, he rarely had time to set. When he did there was nothing there. If he took a chance and threw it into traffic, you’d be all over him for throwing into double or triple coverage while on the run.

    But keep on blaming him; I won’t respond. If you think he’s the problem with this team you’re nuts. That’s my last on this.

  161. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Triple coverage?
    Seahags had 9 in the box so the WRs were often times in one on one situations. Please do the math.
    When the film comes out so will the truth.

    It still amazes me how some can’t accept the fact that the QB is stinking up the place.

    If the QB can’t contribute even one TD your team will generally los by double digits.

  162. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I laugh at people on this blog and other places who want to make Colin Kaepernick the scapegoat for this atrocity… this abortion of a football team.

    I watched about fifteen minutes of the game – 2 49er drives – where Colin Kaepernick threw at least five passes away. He threw them relatively close to his targets, but they were clearly throw aways because the receivers were covered and his protection was breaking down. That’s not a qb issue. That’s a coaching and a personnel (GM) issue.

    Who on this blog thought that Jim Tomsula and Wrangler Jesus were going to be offensive gurus? Anyone? Anyone? When was the last time any of you saw the 49ers run a pick or rub passing play? That’s a coaching issue. The Broncos and Patriots probably have about 50% of their passing plays with rub or picks incorporated.

    There are three cold hard facts Colin Kaepernick haters must come to terms with. Fact number one: The 49er offensive line has consistently, since the beginning of the season, ranked as one of the three worst offensive lines in the NFL. Fact number two: The 49er coaching staff, and more specifically the offensive coaches, have either non-existent or terrible NFL resumes. And fact number three: With a good Scot McCloughan created 49er team, Colin Kaepernick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

    The issue isn’t Kaep. The issue is York, Baalke and Tomsula. But hey… if you wanna blame Kaep and run him out of town, go for it. It’d be better for any player to leave SF.

  163. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, maybe you should have watched more of the game. Kaepernick stinks. The o-line stinks. The coaches stink. The owner’s son stinks. Baalke stinks. Reggie Bush stinks.

    I have to agree with one of my least favorite writers on this, whatever you think is wrong with the 49ers, you’re right!

  164. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I love it. Matt Maiocco on CSN Bay Area just said, “This is the kind of game that behind the scenes…. something big could happen.”

    Nothing big can happen. You can’t do anything mid-season. I’ve always thought Matt Maiocco was on the 49ers’ payroll, but this just confirms it more. Maiocco is trying to help pump life back into this deflated abortion of a football team. “EWW…. stayed tuned. Don’t change the channel. Something big is going to happen. The 49ers might fire OC Jimmy Raye for Mike Johnson.” Please. This is the Singletary, Nolan and Erickson years all over again. Until you fire Jed York, this team we be awful for decades.

    Why is anyone surprised? This is exactly what I feared two years ago. More people needed to be in Harbaugh’s corner. Not enough fans remembered the awful York years during the York / Harbaugh fight. If we could re-live the 2014 season, I bet a ton of fans would be a lot more vocal and point their harsh words criticism at York more poignantly. But most Niner fans are sheep.

  165. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow the BS is really getting thick.
    Watched 2 drives where Kap threw 5 passes away?

    The facts are Kap had 11 incompletions all night and you claim to have witnessed 5 deliberate throwaways?

    Not Kap’s fault? Obviously you DIDN’T watch the game. Kap’s efforts were abysmal as he seemed to be going through the motions. No leadership whatsoever. No fire or passion.

  166. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Big changes are coming.

    After pulling an all nighter deliberating, Jed/Baalke have decided that Joan in accounting is the first vicrtim of the big change. Jim Tomsula is devastated.

  167. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    A list of things that DON’T suck for the 49ers right now:

    .

    [Crickets chirping]

  168. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kids say the darndest things.

    “San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York says after the departure of Jim Harbaugh that the franchise’s only focus is to win Super Bowls, and that York himself should be held accountable by the fans if the 49ers fall short.

    “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. And we look forward to getting this thing back on track.”

  169. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  170. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Does it really matter if you lose 20-3 or 34-3?

    In the 4th quarter on two drives it was 4th and 3 and 4th and 4.
    With time running out Tomsula elected to punt instead of go for it. You have little to no chance if your team punts.
    That is basically running up the white flag. There are no moral victories keeping the score relatively close but down by 17 or 31 makes little difference if you give up on trying to reduce that deficit. I do not like throwing in the towel to keep the score somewhat respectable.

2018 Schedule
9-9: @ Vikings, 10:00 am Sun.
9-16: vs. Lions, 1:25 pm, Sun.
9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 6-10
Bullit: 5-11
Mr Fletch: 5-11
RTFirefly: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
Winder: 4-12

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