Recycling Center

Blaine Gabbert. Not exactly a power-packed name. Kind of dribbles off your tongue like a fumbled hike from the center. But, Blaine it is. And he has one sure thing going for him: he’s not Colin Kaepernick. We’ll find out Sunday if he has anything else going for him.

Not that it matters. The team itself has nothing going for it and there’s no way to change that this season. Which means we’ll continue to enjoy big ass beatings for another eight games.

The 49ers now have a 30% chance of earning the number one pick in next year’s draft, according to the collection of nerds who calculate these sorts of things. Or maybe there’s just a collection of drunks out there that make up some shit when bribed with an appropriate offering.

It doesn’t take even a barnyard degree to figure out this team is a definite contender for worst in the league this year. Worst everything. Worst owner. Worst GM. Worst coaching staff. Worst team.

Which is precisely where the 49er franchise was during the 2004 season. That team finished dead last in the league, got the number one draft pick for 2005, cleaned house, and little boy Jed York took over the reins from his useless father John York. A new era began. But after ten years, we are right back where we started. John York demolished the highly successful Eddie Debartolo era and now Jed York has demolished the highly successful Jim Harbaugh era. These boys sure know how to spoil a party.

So, here we are. Dead in the water. An owner who’s so far removed from maturity or competence that the franchise will flounder for years to come. Jed is young enough to be a complete dildo for decades.

“Lions’ owner Martha Firestone Ford said Thursday that the franchise will embark on a ‘national search for the best leadership to manage our team going forward.’” Sound familiar? Martha is a pretty old gal and the Lions have never even BEEN to a Super Bowl. They came close under Wayne Fontes in the early ’90s, but close was not enough and Fontes got fired and Detroit has been nothing since.

Jed York has already tossed out the “national search” rhetoric three times in ten years. Once before hiring Mike Nolan. Again before hiring Trent Baalke. And once again before settling on Jim Tomsula.

49er fans are at the crossroads of devotion. The owner is a proven putz. Fans can either keep thinking next year will be better, running more slants and bubble screens will improve the offense, getting a better O-line or QB, etc. will make the team contenders again. The minutiae of armchair GMs who forget that it all starts at the top and Jed is that top. Or fans can find another team to root for. Or fans can embrace the badness and watch the Niners for laughs, while York tries feebly to explain it all away.

And it all starts Sunday. Day One of the Blaine Gabbert Cameo. And there will be more. Of that we can be sure.

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  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Being Baalke has a perchance for first round midgets, I’m certain Baalke’ll comb the screen actor’s gild for new midget talent he can plug in at the wide receiver or defensive back position. Nevermind that midgets like Jenkins and Ward can’t compete because they can’t stay healthy or out-muscle defenders for the ball. Nevermind that when building or rebuilding a team, you don’t worry about passing the ball or defending the pass – you first build up the lines and run the ball and stop the run. But Baalke and York have no clue about these things. The Ravens and Steelers are consistent contenders (not the Ravens this year but Ozzie will get them back on track after the brunt of the Flacco deal has come to pass) by drafting big-body offensive and defensive linemen year-in and year-out. But Baalke is the anti Steeler. In stead of drafting and building up the offensive and defensive lines with big players, Baalke thinks you rebuild an NFL team with small players on the edges. Morons. Jimmy Ward? Tartt? Blake Bell? “I have morons on my team.” What movie? Anyone? Anyone? “You don’t rob the payroll going down the mountain…”

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Butch and Sundance are smiling.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So far this week, Chryst has thrown Kap, the O-line, and Baalke under the bus. Everyone but himself. I think he’s got a future as a blogger!

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What hasn’t been talked about too much here is Navarro Bowman has basically been the key to beating the Falcons the last two times the Niners played them.

    In the NFCCG Bowman made the play on 4th down that preserved the victory and vaulted the Niners into the Super Bowl.

    And then in their last game at the Stick…

    The Niners played a way higher level football under Harbaugh.
    I don’t see similar type EFFORT plays happening under Tomsula.
    That’s the difference, teams under Harbaugh had attitude and heart. Now the Niners look like an expansion team trying to learn how to win.

  5. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If Doug Flutie cerca 1998 was taking over the QB reins this weekend, I might look forward to it.
    Now there was a backup with 3 Grey Cups and 6 Canadian MVPs on his resume. He was one of the greatest downfield passers I’ve ever seen. He was so short and so mobile D-linemen literally couldn’t find him on plays.
    Remember Flutie Flakes? That’s because Flutie took over a moribund Bills team and brought them to the playoffs with brilliant passing.
    Then he got Ralph Wilsoned in the playoffs and the rest of his time with the Bills. Rob Johnson, really? ROB JOHNSON??????
    Just thinking about it makes me feel sorry for Wade Phillips, but then, he’s now the DC of the #1 defense in the league so I guess he landed on his feet.
    The Bills had Doug Flutie as a backup. Once upon a time, the Raiders had Jim Plunkett. Dick Vermeil had Kurt Warner. We have Blaine Gabbert.
    So it goes in Yorkland…

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Special teams coach Thomas McGaughey gets into the act now, throwing the punter under the bus for folding under pressure.

  7. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t you just love it? The rats snapping and biting each other jockeying for position on the sinking ship…

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck joins the party by claiming all his erroneous posts last offseason were made by somebody who hacked his identity.

  9. winderNo Gravatar says:

    rt- they are all inconsequential and they know it. we need to go up the food chain to attack this one.

  10. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – I remember Flutie Flakes. Probably not for the same reason you do. Back in my gambling days, my buddies and I used to get ripping drunk and we had a bookie who was the perfect bookie (no lead pipes in back alleys). So we’d get drunker than Christmas and bet big on football. One week, Flutie made me what was a small fortune then and for the rest of the night I was drunker than Del on his birthday after getting two welfare checks – I was standing on sofas, running around outside like a fool, screaming “Flutie Flakes!!!” (in tribute to the man) as everyone else laughed hysterically. From there on out Flutie was only warmly referred to as Flutie Flakes in that circle of merry degenerates.

    Aww…. gambling and booze. I’m going to be sober and not gamble until I’m 80. Then I’m gonna turn the old folks home upside-down. Why not? Bingo with Mildred or drunken Flutie Flakes with Irv? There will be no bingo for Spitblood.

  11. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    LOL, Spitty that’s good. I remember rooting for Flutie because he was one of the few NFL players shorter than me.

  12. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – Flutie had a ton of heart. That’s what sports are all about. This current group of 49ers are heartless except for Bowman, Staley and Kaep.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Kap is fighting back. He tosses Tomsula and Chryst under the bus. What a donnybrook! Round three coming up after this commercial break.

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    There is no way the 49er organization can spin any of this in a positive light. It’s kinda like the prevent defense once you start to play it you know your going to lose, it just comes in small increments but in the end you knew it was coming. To string this out any longer is just delaying the inevitable. There gonna need a whole fleet of buses pretty soon.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The dumpster fire has turned into an inferno

    Albert Breer had a report talking about Kap’s reliance on Geep Chryst.

    “As multiple sources recounted it, Geep Chryst, now the team’s offensive coordinator, was often on shaky ground as Harbaugh’s quarterbacks coach. In fact, on two occasions, the Niners were close to reassigning to him to another position. What saved Chryst? As it turns out, the quarterback he just benched. Colin Kaepernick, according to those who were there, went to bat for Chryst to stick as his position coach, and Harbaugh and Co. listened, in the name of keeping the quarterback happy. One source says that Kaepernick “begged” Harbaugh not to move Chryst. Then, when the Niners were having trouble finding a coordinator to replace Greg Roman on Jim Tomsula’s staff, Kaepernick’s affection for Chryst played into the decision to promote him. The underlying theme here: The Niners’ actions over the last couple years indicate that they were, indeed, all in on trying to get Kap turned around.

    This report comes a day after Geep Chryst was quick to point out that the 49ers offensive lineup is dealing with some deficiencies this year. He talked about how Kap came in to a lineup that had a lot of great pieces in place, and a lot of those pieces are now gone. Given what Breer reported, I imagine the 49ers front office wanted to get out with some information of their own to counter Chryst covering his and Kap’s respective butts.

    This whole situation is such a mess. People are leaking information every which way to make someone look better or worse. The 49ers have become a train wreck of a football team, and these leaks are just more of an example of it. There’s a pitched battle going on over getting the right message out. We’ve got Colin Kaepernick (and his people), Geep Chryst, and the 49ers front office/ownership all putting out whatever message they can. It’s embarrassing as this organization goes further and further down the drain.”

    Interesting what comes out.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We knew this was going to be a bad year, but the Jed Show is exceeding all expectations of badness.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have a feeling when the truth comes out the Pyongyang N.K. chapter Barnyard’s residents are not going to be too happy eating their words.

    Should be very entertaining.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s becoming pretty clear that Harbaugh was never the problem – he was the only solution. The rest of them are just idiots.

  19. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Falcons 31 Gabbert & Co. 16

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers promote CBs Marcus Cromartie & Chris Davis to roster and place RB Mike Davis on IR/Designated for Return List and S L.J. McCray on IR.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    31-6 Atl.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’re on a roll with that score, Winder. 3 weeks in a row?

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Squeaker in Michigan today.

  24. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah love that squeeker = 49-16 Wolverines over Rut-guys. 7-2 Jimis. 49-16? Hmmm where did we last see that number?
    Right 49 wins under that loser, that troublemaker, that impossible to tolerate dude. 44+5 PLAYOFF wins.

    This team ain’t getting 49 wins in next 5 years, maybe 10. LOL.

  25. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As for 5 PLAYOFF WINS sure bet it won’t happen for 8 years.

    “It’s becoming pretty clear that Harbaugh was never the problem – he was the only solution. The rest of them are just idiots.”

    Yep Skeebs, agree. This ugly wreck is putting the lie to the baloney “It’s Harbaugh’s fault”. Fact is I’m now convinced Jed the moron said the parting “was mutual” to cover the ugly fact he and Balkey were fired by Jimi. Harbs took their measure and knew they are losers and soon he would be too if he stuck around. He fired the Niners brain trust as clueless idiots and he was right. Then he walked.

    Pity the players, coaches and fans. Happy for the great HC Mr J. Harbaugh.

  26. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    The one thing that I love about Harbaugh is the man’s ability to assess both player and coaching talent. Too many fans get caught-up in the X’s and O’s but a huge part of coaching is assessment. Nobody assesses better than Harbaugh. Part of the reason Tomsula and Baalke are re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic is because they can’t assess talented coaches or players.

    I’d be willing to bet Jim Harbaugh, before taking the 49ers’ coaching job, was warned about Jed York but assessed correctly that the 49ers were only a qb away from truly competing for Super Bowls. I think Harbaugh weighed his options and thought at the very least he could compete for Super Bowls for 4-5 years regardless of how moronic Jed York acted. One thing Harbaugh didn’t assess well was how quickly York could sink the ship that McCloughan built.

    The funny thing is that after the 49er window closed, the Michigan Wolverines were stacked on defense. Harbaugh comes out smelling like a rose. Jed York? He’ll always smell like a dumpster fire.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The bar is set pretty low tomorrow.
    Some in the Pyongyang N.K. chapter Barnyard say not even Montana or Young could function behind this Oline.
    So if Gabbert throws just one TD pass he’s an improvement over Kap who hasn’t thrown a TD in over 2 and a half games.

    If Gabbert isn’t greedy and takes what the D is giving him getting the ball out quickly he just might put some drives together.

  28. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert will do OK. Teams don’t have recent film on him. In time, short or long, they’ll remember who he is.

  29. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly, RT. Colin Kaepernick is about a hundred times better than Gabbert. Some 49er fans are really stupid. Present company on this blog excluded of course (as I roll my eyes). Who here thinks Blaine Gabbert could have lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl? Could Gabbert have beaten the Packers and Falcons? Please. Anyone on here trying to make the case that Gabbert is better than Kaep, or even close, is a fool. The only reason Kaep is hitting the bench is because the roster is awful and the higher-ups are lookin’ for a scapegoat. Period.

  30. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I partially disagree, Spit. In addition to the above and to Jed and Trent doing everything humanly possible to hide and deflect blame, Kappy’s lost his mojo and has been playing badly when the running game and pass pro aren’t there. He’s been seeing ghosts. Now sometimes those ghosts are real. But lately he’s been seeing ghosts that aren’t there.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I’m going 27-10 ATL in this one.

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The ghost of Jimi H is all he’s seeing and that’s not enough with the “fired” brain trust still around. York chose Balkey, Balkey destroyed the OL; York destroyed the coaching staff with his pet Tomsula the DL coach and no Gase.

    Yes Kap has limtations but they will not improve in this circus.

    BTW, anybody think the Niners win tomorrow? Right I didn’t think so

  33. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Gotcha NJ my man:

    NJ49er: 27-10 ATL. Phil I’m going 27-10 ATL in this one.

    rtfirefly: Falcons 31 Gabbert & Co. 16

    winder: 31-6 Atl

    Phil: Niners lose

    I assume the crickets I hear are actually muffled noises of fans voting as I did = Niners Lose.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What is Gabbert? He is a backup QB, paid backup QB money, replacing a failed franchise QB. If FO is wise CK does not touch the field. Keep him till January, insurance for an injured Gabbert.

    Is he worthy as a backup. Test is now till January.

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    42-27 ATL.

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Well skeebs, I don’t want that same # to be a lucky one. I just don’t see us scoring a touchdown or stopping the Atlanta O. It’s pretty sad when news of a few firings are what’s gonna make me happy.

  37. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – I haven’t been watching but I understand the psychology of “ghosts.” You tear a man down with absolutely no support and he eventually loses confidence, no doubt about it. But we all know what Kaep is capable of – we saw him win 5 playoff games (I think it’s five) when he had all the support you can give a qb. In those playoff games he played great and was a starting franchise caliber qb, no doubt. That’s the core of who Kaep is. If he has the necessary support, he’s great. He hasn’t changed because he’s lost his confidence due to zero support. Confidence is a perception thing. Confidence is not a skill set (unless you’re the Dalami Lahma). Kaep’s skill set is still there. He just needs, like any other qb, the support.

    Look at Russell Wilson. He’s not as good this year because his offensive line isn’t playing well. Seattle’s offensive line is actually playing worse than the 49ers’ O line. However, Wilson has great skill position players around him and a terrific defense still – along with great coaches. But even with all that around him, just the simple regression in O line ability and execution has made Russell Wilson slip a little in qb rankings.

    But don’t let it get to you that Kaep is seeing ghosts. If you’re a Kaep fan, like I am, you’re hoping Kaep gest released by the 49ers. Then, like Roman, Harbaugh and Fangio – Kaep will go flourish elsewhere.

  38. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty, I’d be extremely surprised if Kappy is back with the Niners next year. The leaked campaign against him is classic Jed/Trent. But nothing this franchise does under the Yorks makes any sense to me, except for Scotty and Harbs. I would add Sing because I firmly believe he toughened the Niners up and quite unintentionally paved the way for Harbs.

  39. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    When Blaine Gabbert goes out there tomorrow and stinks it up worse, York will be forced to face the reality that it’s the qb that’s holding this team back. I give it a 70/30 chance Kaep’s back next year.

  40. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    that it’s “not” the qb….. kind of an important typo.

  41. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I understood it, Spit. Meanwhile the Raiders are in a big game with a chance to increase their lead for the #1 AFC WC spot. 10 AM Pacific Time start, though, and Worthless is back. Tough game, the kind really good teams win.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty just seems to forget the NFCCG against the Seahags when Kap turned the ball over on 3 straight possessions in the 4th quarter. In fact those were the last 3 possesions in a 6 point game.

    Sorry that makes this statement “In those playoff games he played great and was a starting franchise caliber qb, no doubt.”
    just pure propaganda.

    Since you claim you haven’t been watching any Niner games that totally disqualifies you from making an evaluation.
    You and Chuckles seem to be fighting out for Berger’s spot as head of Kap’s fan club.

  43. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Keep Kap and dump Tomsula and the GM. But that’s asking too much from the bozo who kept Balkey and dumped the WINNING COACH. I know, I know.

    ATL is on at 4:00 AM tomorrow so will try to watch- if the new laptop will do livestream that is.

    Hey Spit, how bout that squeaker win over Rutgers by the Wolverines?

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep totally not seeing the blown coverage in StL last week, sums up my belief, that he’s simply running plays, not running the Offense.
    You can’t NOT see what the coverage is when you’re about to execute a play in this league.

    No, it’s not ALL his fault.
    But, as the QB, you need the ability to know where your guys are and, what the Defense is doing to any one of them on a given play.
    To have both WRs left alone at the snap and fail to capitalize on it is criminal.
    That was a GIMME.
    See it. Exploit it.

  45. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Detroit Free Press’ Drew Sharp is calling for Martha Ford to offer Harbaugh the moon and the stars and everything else. The few commenters on the article seemed of the opinion that Harbaugh is way too smart to go anywhere near the Lions.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s got his dream job now at UM RT.
    I seriously doubt he leaves anytime soon, no matter the offer.

  47. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick’s super power was the read option, which defenses hadn’t figured out yet, on a team which had a defense to keep the score close and get the ball back, a solid running game which always had the safeties up and willing suckers for the play action and a punter who could win the field position game. If that’s what he needs to be great, he probably wasn’t ever that great anyway.

    He must make the transition to more of a pocket passer to stay a starting QB on any team. He’s failing to do that here. Harbaugh stuck to it last year hoping Kaepernick would make a breakthrough and was roundly criticized for it. Kaepernick had all those things folks are insisting he needs and he failed to make progress and in fact went the opposite way. That continues in spades this year and the team around him hasn’t helped.

    A lot of fans seem to think he’d be a good QB on the Eagles but that offense is just the type which gets QBs killed.

    Kaepernick’s going to have to fight his way out of this no matter which team he plays on. And regardless of the team around him. Too many people can tell if the QB is doing his part on a failed play to keep blaming everyone and everything else for his failure to develop.

  48. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I think he wants he wants to win it all, NJ. Then I wouldn’t be surprised if he returned to the NFL to try to catch if not outdo Carroll.

  49. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Despite the folks who want to say Harbaugh wanted to git while the gittin was good, he wanted to stay here.

    But, I guess lobbying in public for some players to get re-upped when Baalke wanted to dump them or squeeze their $$ is frowned upon. Who knew?

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One guy who could likely sway him RT is Stephen Ross in Miami.
    Just don’t think Jim will be going anywhere very soon.

    Ross is a former UM Grad himself and, very much interested in Jim’s services.
    One thing for sure, Ross won’t have a problem making a substantial monetary offer if/when that point ever comes.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er, twas the Perfect Sh!t-Storm in SF that made the UM offer too good to pass up IMO.
    For all the dysfunction surrounding the ‘mutual parting’, I wasn’t surprised at the outcome.
    Disappointed? Yes, without a doubt.

    Unfortunately, this is where we are.
    Circling the drain.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What Kap has never been able to show is the ability to read defenses.
    Opposing DCs have discovered that he can be baited into certain throws just by studying film.
    Going back to the Ram’s game they set Kap up for two pick sixes.
    One of them three Rams went after the ball and effectively knocked each other off from making the play. On another Robert Quinn batted the ball down at the line, otherwise the Ram DB was in position to make the pick with a clear field ahead.

    That is why entering his 4th year as a starter Kap still has no inclination to correct his bad habits. Staring down receivers and telegraphing throws are the traits of a journeyman QB.
    Unable to decipher a defense with pre snap reads shows his lack of ability to read a defense. Not even looking to see how his offense is aligned and not seeing uncovered receivers is totally inexcusable. His explanation that he should’ve seen it but misses it is unacceptable. Kap is sleepwalking through games while being paid almost $1 mil per game.
    His salary is the main issue. You do not pay over $14mil a year for mediocre QB play.
    That is why it is questionable to commit to Kap next season and beyond. Sooner or later you pull the plug simply because it’s not working.

  53. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I haven’t forgotten the Seattle Championship game – quite the contrary. I probably remember the game better than you do. First off, I remember Frank Gore looking his age in that game with no “bounce out” ability. I remember Seattle stacking the middle of the box where Gore made his living – between the tackles – with the outside backers selling out and not guarding the outside lanes. I remember for the first half of the game the 49ers could get the run game going at all, and Kaep and company had no play action after.

    In the second half of that game, Kaep tried to take over and while some might believe it cost the 49ers the game, I wrote then and believe now that what cost the 49ers that game was the lack of a change of pace back for Gore who bounce the ball to the outside, making their outside linebackers respect the outside running lanes.
    But Baalke doesn’t have a clue, we all know that. Baalke not finding a compliment to Gore for that game is what killed the 49ers ultimately in my mind. I know Kaep turned the ball over, but in my mind it was only because nothing else was working and he was desperately trying to make plays.

    And NoFear- I think Harbaugh wanted to stay, but I think Harbaugh knew, long before we ferreted it out, that Trent Baalke sucks and Harbaugh was certainly smart enough to realize his future success as the coach was dependent upon how good his GM drafts. I’d want to stay too, but I’d be reluctant if I knew the GM was going to stock the team with stinkers.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Also if you have been paying attention and have watched the Niner’s games this year you would have witnessed reactions of frustration from WRs you never see which are disturbing because the replay shows them wide open but Kap is unable to deliver the ball on target throwing it 10 feet over their heads or five feet short into the ground..

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Before the season the solution was to be bring in a WR who could take the top off a defense and that would open up the underneath routes for Boldin and Davis. This was supposed to make the offense more dynamic and solve perceived problems that ailed the passing game making it stagnant. Supposedly this was all Kap need to move to the next level.

    Bringing in Torrey Smith the trade off was letting Iupati and Crabtree go. The end result is a weakened Oline because Boone was moved over to Iupati’s spot and now the right side is like a sieve. Also they let a good WR leave and he signed for $3 mil and has as many catches with the Raiduhs that Smith and Boldin have combined.

    Seems like the Niner FO are trying to rob Peter to pay Paul in trying to help Kap. Now it’s shore up the Oline and all will be fine. This might be Boldin’s last year and the Niners will be back to looking for another WR similar to Crabtree that can move the chains. Welcome to the hamster wheel.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looking forward to Vernon’s debut with the Broncos today. Go Vernon!

  57. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Strange to see Vernon being a legit target again while the guy who didn’t throw the ball to him sits on the bench.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon will be going against his brother Vontae who’s a DB with the Colts.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree just made a circus TD catch to beat a double team.
    Carr gave him a shot to go get the ball and he made the play.
    Carr put the ball on Crabtree’s hands where Kap constantly threw it over his head on fades.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree’s TD was a post corner post from 22 yards out.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Ian Rapaport

    “If Sean Payton wanted to be a coaching free agent after this year, I’m told the #Saints would be inclined to let him out of his contract.”

    This would make NJ happy but too much Parcells for me. It would also mean paying the HC $7.5 mil plus a year

    It would also mean that Baalke would stay.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It would also mean Payton was stark raving nuts.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brock might be out today which means backup corners

  64. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Carolina giving McCarthy his second good ass whuppin’ in as many weeks.

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Not playing for 49ers: Boldin, Hyde, Brock, Acker, Silberman, Thomas, Reaser.”

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Top 3 RBs out, top 3 CBs out, top WR out. Have a nice day, Gabbert.

  67. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    One more 14+ points loss and we’ll equal the futility of the 1962 Niners.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    About 50,000 fans disguised as empty seats inside Levi’s Stadium.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bridgewater hurt, concussion, in comes Shaun Hill.

  70. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Raider game looks like the one in the movie M*A*S*H. Big hits, guys getting knocked out, forced fumbles… Old time Raiders-Steelers football.

  71. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Endzone INT by Carr loses. That’s a bad trend for a young QB. His EZ INT against Denver cost the game.

  72. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Titans beat Saints, moving 49ers up the draft list.

  73. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Carr with the brilliant long ball to Crabs while going down. He has atoned for his INT. Tie game in Pittsburgh, 1:00 to go.

    Big Ben went down in the 4th with a likely broken foot. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baline Gabbert to Celek TOUCHDOWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN 49erssssssssssss!!!

  75. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    284 yards receiving for Antonio Brown, the backbreaker from Landry Jones of all people. The Raiders need help in the secondary in the offseason and they’re going to be a real contender.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That’s Blaine and he’s broken the 10.5 quarter TD drought.

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Brown at RT, Erik Pears at RG

  78. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula trying to stumble onto the right guys to play.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It’s amazing how you can move the ball if you take what the defense gives you. Short 5 yard throws go for 10 to 15 yards.

    Torrey Smith already with 2 drops.

  80. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Team seems rejuvenated with Gabbert in there.

  81. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What does Spit have to say. Hiding like Berger? He called us fools.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert’s on fire.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember Spitty said Kap was 100 times better than Gabbert.
    2nd TD pass in the first half to Celek.
    Niners lead by 11!

    Conclusion Spitty has his head far up his…

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow the dirty birds score in less than a minute

  85. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    KICK Kap is Coach Killer. HC and OC just removed ropes from their necks. Aren’t they relieved.

  86. robNo Gravatar says:

    Shaun draughn looks pretty good to me so far there NOFEAR

  87. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    One good half against a team that squeaked by the Titans two weeks ago and lost to the Bucs at home last week. Wow let’s nominate him for the HOF! LOL

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    How many games have the Niners been in where the game was over by halftime?

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jerome Simpson should be cut. That was awful. He’s also dropped 2 passes.

  90. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Devey is on the bench and that doesn’t count either I guess.

  91. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What? We gotta ballgame? Lord Tomsula finds an acorn. INT by Gabbert, ugh. Looks like it’s on the D

    No video only worked for a minute

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert throwing some beautiful passes today.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The INT was all on Simpson. It hit his shoulder pad and bounced up to the DB. If Simpson makes the catch the Niners are in business inside the ATL 20.

  94. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ryan is not too accurate today. He should be carving up the Niner secondary.

  95. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ah okay. Yep from what I’ve seen Mr Gabbert is a lot steadier passing, reading Ds. Hey we could win one.

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’d think Kap would have learned by now not to throw it to McDonald.

  97. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll try this again with censoring:

    I heard Gabbert yelling “F… NO!” as he was being escorted off the field. Chalk one up for him.

  98. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lord VMac is an utter pussy = Kap in and he can’t catch one for the team? Nice TE

  99. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah let BG play = he’s the best thing we’ve seen all year outta the QB

  100. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    B Miller 4/1 for da 1st down. Hey nice. You think these guys can play FB?

    FB = FOOTBALL not facebook. Bad joke

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Falcons’ season is slipping away. Hot start, then big fizzle.

  102. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If you look at the Falcons schedule, and remember they lucked into their first two wins over the Cowboys and Eagles in the last minute, you realize they’re thoroughly mediocre.

    I pointed out their schedule a month ago on Chuck’s. I’m not suddenly coming up with it.

  103. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tartt playing a pretty good game.

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Couple of first downs and the Niners can walk away with this one.

  105. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good D from Dontae Johnson and Jimmy Ward to hold ATL to FG. Niners ball with a 1 point lead. Gee it’s interesting again

  106. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert’s had a good game, nevertheless. Plus he’s gotten a taste of what Kappy’s had to deal with (the oopsies).

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Screen froze so whaaaa happened? Niner 1st down at 2:00

  108. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty gutless call by Atlanta not going for the TD from the two yard line. They deserve to lose.

  109. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    OL huh?

  110. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert 1-0

    Niners drop back into mid-range draft status.

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    OL right NJ. Better not bench BG next week or…fans explode…Again

  112. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    They ARE going to sit BG next week!!!

    It’s the BYE

  113. winderNo Gravatar says:

    go figure

  114. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I see Jed “chicken shit” York visited the locker room today.

  115. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Give it time. You Kaep haters are jumping to conclusion off one game. Give it time. Blaine Gabbert has shown he can now play in one game (with two INTs – one that should have lost him the game) off the bench. Barely. But can he do it over a sustained period of time? He didn’t in Jacksonville. Let’s talk in four weeks. LMAO.

    Blaine Gabbert…. Jesus…. How far have you fallen?

  116. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Indy whips Denver.

  117. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Shaun draughn looks pretty good to me so far there NOFEAR”

    What’d he get, less than 2 yards per carry?

    Everybody wants to say Gabbert’s shit compared to Kaepernick? He just threw two TDs and won a game playing in all the same conditions that turn into excuses that have supposedly accounted for Kaepernick’s big suck.

    Holding the league’s best RB to 12 yards is not too bad either. I wonder if playing like you give a shit could have some effect on the entire team?

  118. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – You just brought up an interesting question – What if Kaep wants out and is purposely playing poorly? I’d be willing to bet you there are about twenty players on the 49er roster who want out. After all, the team is so bad two players who were young retired. What if Kaep is forcing the 49ers to release him? I don’t know if I believe it myself, but it’s an interesting question.

  119. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If Kappy had thrown the should’ve-been game losing pick there at the end, you guys would be all over it for years to come.

  120. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was being facetious with my question. And I don’t think Kaepernick would have to pretend to play badly to get out of his deal. It was structured for exactly that.

    Nobody counts the bad plays that ‘should have’ resulted in what never happened. That you make such a point of it only exposes your agenda. Have you forgotten the Alex Smith cheerleaders already?

  121. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Broncos lose their first game of the season and the Niners win. It’s the VD effect.

  122. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – You might be insane. NoSanity?

  123. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    As often as I get drawn into responding to one of your idiotic trolls as if you might be sane, I’d have to agree.

    At least it’s still a question where I’m concerned.

  124. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Your game is to criticize everyone else no matter, least you ever go out on a limb yourself. What did Berger call you? The Central Scrutinizer? Not much courage on your end.

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If nothing else, it seemed pretty obvious that changing the QB lit some competitive juices today.
    Screws up the Draft position for the time being as well.
    Given the odds, injuries and, RBs off the street-committee, they played a good game today.

    Dare they give Gabbert a shot at Kaep’s nemesis in Seattle 2 weeks from now?

    I say go for it.
    Ride the momentum.

  126. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood, if you keep spewing bullshit someone is going to shove your face in it. Yeah, Berger had the same complaint, he didn’t like getting called on his bullshit either.

    No surprise that it’s the guys who insist their opinion is THE opinion and everyone else is an idiot, whose cries are the shrillest and complaints are the loudest when they’re wrong as they inevitably are, especially so in your case.

  127. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, NJ49er, Gabbert earned another start with his play today.

  128. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep is older and nearly 10X more expensive than Gabbert right now.
    Read recently that Kaeps’ window for release allows several weeks between the start of FA and decision time.

    Should be entertaining, to a degree, if any interest is generated for his services.
    Likely won’t happen due to cost involved.
    Could allow time to restructure perhaps?
    Might have to let him play in hopes of improving his worth or, risk the injury guarantees.

    Meet hard place.

  129. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle: L 13-24
Dec. 3: at Chicago: W 15-14
Dec. 10: at Houston: W 26-16
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee: W 25-23
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville: W 44-33
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams: W 34-13
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