So Near and Yet So Far

Let’s see: the 49ers have lost five in a row to the Seattle Seahawks. Of course, all those losses came with Colin Kaepernick at QB. This Sunday, Blaine Gabbert will be at the helm, attempting to end the string of losses. His chances of doing so are about as good as finding Elvis alive and well in a northern Minnesota cabin, but the 49ers are hard up for hope this year. And this is what we got until sometime Sunday afternoon.

Those of us who packed Hope away in a time capsule last February, or more recently in September or October, aren’t burdened with the idea that any such virtue is applicable to the current Santa Clara regime. There may even be a few of us who wouldn’t mind seeing a meteorite thunder down upon 4949 Centennial Blvd. during an upper management spin control meeting. And it might take just such an unlikely event to resuscitate the franchise.

In the mean time, all Gabbert has to do to keep his fingers around the starting job is produce ten points. Heck, eight would do. Kaepernick hasn’t gotten over seven in any of his past three games against Seattle, heaving up 3, 7, and 3.

The Seahawks are only one game ahead of the Niners at this point. But the Seahawks have a point differential of +20, while the Niners have one at -97. The 49ers 3-6 record accurately reflects their lousiness, but the Seahawks might be one the best 4-5 teams in NFL history.

IOW, the one game separating these two teams in the standings in no way describes how far apart they are in talent.

Seattle is having a year much like the Niners had last year. The wear and tear of three straight seasons ending in late January or early February, some personnel losses and injuries, some locker room testiness, etc. What they don’t have is an owner undermining their efforts. And what they won’t have is a complete gutting of the coaching staff and players after the season is over. GM Trent Baalke referred to “reloading” last February, and that’s what Seattle will do. And what Baalke didn’t.




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  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    The way I see it, Skeebers, you have 3 options: Turn this blog into a Bay Area Sports blog and talk Giants, A’s, Warriors and 49ers, keep it up and struggle not because of your talents or abilities but because Jed York destroys everything good in this world, or shut her down. Personally, I’d struggle… the struggle is real

    Now onto something that’s a little less like putting lipstick on a pig – Micheal Crabtree. Seems to me that Crabtree was being a little disingenuous with his comments about Kaep’s “hunger.” Seems to me when Harbaugh was here Kaep was learning, hungry and getting Crabtree the ball. But Crabtree has gone onto greener pastures and done it his way and found immediate success on a team that only looks to get better with a good young core of players. If the Raiders and McKenzie can draft a defense, LOOK OUT!

    But Crabtree is back, playing at a high level after his Achilles tear and it begs the question last year – was Crabtree still healing? Was he in the Greg Roman doghouse? Why wasn’t he productive last year? With Vernon Davis retiring early from the game for a lack of reimbursement, Stevie Johnson here for one year (who’s terrible, btw – if you watch Charger games you’ll…. but he’s on my fantasy team and starting this week, but I digree) and Brandon Lloyd, the 49ers and Kaep really needed Crabtree, but I remember last year Crabtree complaining that he wasn’t even starting or getting any playing time. He must still have been healing.

    Just watched Delanie Walker last night light-up the Jags’ secondary.
    I really think Trent Baalke wants to do away with most things McCloughan and Harbaugh and put his own stamp on things. And boy, that stamp is a stinker. Mistake. If Baalke was smart, he’d disguise for as long as he can that he can’t draft by hiding behind or claiming McCloughan and Harbaugh players as his own. But I digress again. My point to the ramble…. Love seeing Micheal Crabtree, who spurned more money by the 49ers and Baalke, having big time success and building another winner in Oakland from the ground up. I hate it when free agents go to immediate contenders, but don’t blame the older one for trying. If Eddie D does buy shares in the Raiders, I’m a Raiders fan provided they don’t move to LA. Hell…. even if they do….

  2. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    My second to last paragraph needs editing because I hold myself to a higher standard than you louts.

    “But Crabtree is back, playing at a high level after his Achilles tear and it begs the question last year – was Crabtree still healing? Was he in the Greg Roman doghouse? Why wasn’t he productive last year? With Vernon Davis retiring early from the game for a lack of reimbursement, Stevie Johnson here for one year (who’s terrible, btw – if you watch Charger games you’ll see… but he’s on my fantasy team and starting this week, but I digress) and Brandon Lloyd, the 49ers and Kaep really needed Crabtree, because those skill positions on offense were lacking, but I remember last year Crabtree complaining that he wasn’t even starting or getting any playing time. He must still have been healing.”

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap converted 1 of 11 third downs in week 7. BG does not have to win. In fact, he does not have to look credible as long as he is not as bad as Kap.

    BG handles pressure. Gets it out of his hands quick. Evades the initial rush with pocket movement. Will throw the ball away to avoid a sack.

    Guido is coaching scared. How can he survive the year. May see too much Ahmad Brooks and TJE. Too much Jordan Devey.

    Virtually impossible to be worse than Kap.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are ranked dead last in offense.
    They have been for several weeks.
    In 4 of the losses they have scored 19 points.

    When crap like this is going on the coach needs to make moves.
    Tomsula has been standing pat terrified of making changes.
    The guys upstairs forced Tomsula to make a change at QB.

    A QB change should have been made during the Cards game. You don’t watch your QB throw 2 pick sixes, 4 INTs in about a half and leave him in there. The Niners got 57 yds passing offense in that game. That is beyond pathetic and hard to stomach as a Niner fan.

    Coaching staff needs to make adjustments, not just go through the motions. Time to start canning some on this staff as this is beyond embarrassing.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    RB Carlos Hyde will not travel to Seattle.

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The regression of CK truly alarming. All QB’s have to be prepared to compensate for holes in the roster. To stay in the league they better figure out a way to handle injuries and bad rosters.

    Recently Eli Manning against us had his LT Will Beatty out in a concussion protocol. RT Erich Flowers, a rookie thrown in to the fire. Manning threw short quick passes and moved up in the pocket to buy time.

    Torrey Smith, 18 catches 386 yards. Anquan Boldin, 31 catchest 372 yards. Next two are VD and Celek around 200 yards each. CK simply lacks the tools to handle pressure and tight coverage.

    At start of season, never fathomed it could get this bad. Unlike many here, I wanted to trade him before the trading deadline. Week 1 was hoping to get a 1st and a 2nd or 3rd.

    Now it is over and only TB knows if there is any interest in a trade. He cannot justify to anyone his current contract. He has a mental block, learning disability, bad character, something that prevents him from improving.

  7. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle has not been good for Kaepernick. Even the year previous when we put up 19 points in a home win the score was built on FGs. To be fair, Seattle was a much better team then and Kaepernick had that focus on beating the loud-mouthed cornerback.

    With Boldin hurting and Hyde sitting out Gabbert will be facing much worse than Kaepernick has seen there and Gabbert doesn’t have the wheels of Kaepernick to fall back on. Maybe that’s a good thing.

    Shaun Draughn – fantasy stud? Well maybe a fantastic bargain on the DFS side if he can produce anything.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Good post skeebs- Lots of escapedgoats to be had, but to me Baalke stand head & shoulders above them all. I don’t think it will happen but I would sure like to have us kick some a$$ up in Wad country. I don’t care how we do it or who does it just as long as we get it done.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I can understand keeping Joe Staley. Big FA dollars can bring in next year’s Evan Mathis. Players/picks for Muhammad Wilkerson. A healthy, slimmed down AD returning.

    We have the capacity to get this roster better in a hurry. Keep Staley to maintain a bridge to the incoming players in 2016.

    I cannot accept keeping Kap if there were any trades out there. He needs to restart somewhere else on a backups contract. A shock to many but be prepared. No one wanted him with that contract. Gets released in early January.

    He failed his teammates. Always healthy but incapable of improving. Failed to elevate O players around him. Hopefully the ensuing damage will clean out the GM/HC/OC.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    I think you give Anthony Davis too much credit. He was a little above average at RT at best, that’s why there was always talk about kicking him inside to Guard. Problem is he’s getting paid as a RT and that’s a couple of million more than a G makes.

    Big mistake would be to get rid of Staley. Boone is almost gone. The only way to keep him is to re-sign him now and once he hits free agency he’s gone. No sign that FO is even talking to his agent.

    I also believe Anthony Davis to be a huge question mark and would tread carefully because he could quit again. IIRC on the Niner Super Bowl line a few years back Anthony Davis might have been the weakest link. Makes you appreciate Goodwin who they sorely miss after they let him go.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit,

    Coaching staff needs to make adjustments. True, also look at QB feedback helping the coaches make adjustments. Per the Peter King gameplan articles with Arians and Palmer. Carson can give immediate feedback on the D, pre- and post-snap.

    Looking forward, will in game adjustments now be made with the QB feedback getting back to the coaches.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit,

    QB change should have been made in 1st half of Cards game. True, but Guido ran 10 to 15 straight run plays to settle down Kap. Blackmark on Guido that can cost him his job.

    Gabbert should have come in to finish the half. At halftime figure out who finishes.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers are 12.5-point underdogs vs. Seahawks.” Sheesh.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    2015 current stats

    Michael Crabtree 51 rec 646 yds 5 TDs

    Torrey Smith/Anquan Boldin 49 rec 758 yds 4 TDs

    Big mistake letting Crabtree go as most underestimated his value to the team. Some went so far as to call him a cancer.

    As I said who comes back from an Achilles tear in the same season? Crabtree did when he could have collected his paycheck and sat out the year on IR. Takes most players at least a season and a half to come back from that injury. Baalke didn’t value Crabtree enough and suddenly first downs are hard to come by.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    No way Crabtree has those numbers or that productivity with the 49ers this year. Hell, Smith and Bolden and VD were showing frustration with Kap. If Crabs had been here he would have sulked and made faces and been just another distraction. He and Kappy would not have co-existed well as things fell apart. I see Crabtree as a good player for any good team but not a good guy to have around when you face adversity. Leaving SF was good for Crabs and probably just as well for SF. Some things are just not going to work.

  16. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers tried to re-sign Crabtree and he said, “Hell no.” Crabtree remembered what it was like before Harbaugh. Good choice. Makes me laugh that Baalke doesn’t like to use the franchise tag. Like he’s being insightful.

    49ers now ranked 31st out of 32 teams in power rankings. LMAO. Get used to it…

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    And, yeah, Anthony Davis is overrated and has never lived up to his first round billing. I doubt he suddenly looks better after a year away from football. I’d look into moving him and look for someone else.

  18. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    31st. Who is worse I wonder?

    The scary thing? The way Baalke drafts, the way the Front Office shits on people, the way our luck with injuries is going: Next Year Could be WORSE than this year. Not hard at all to imagine. Sounds like Baalke and Jed and Ron Jeremy are all coming back next year if we get a couple more meaningless wins. We could be here next November looking at even more of a post-apocalyptic zombie infested wasteland than today. Ain’t that a kick in the nads?

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL is going to allow compensatory draft picks to be traded in 2016.

    Here is a list of Unrestricted FAs for 2016

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors are now 14-0.
    Hard fought victory against a tough Bulls team.
    Lot of energy extended last night in coming back from 23 and
    tonight in a tight game until they pulled away in the end.

    The goal is to be healthy in the playoffs. Trying to set a record for all time wins might prove counterproductive. Time will tell.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CNN has a documentary, The Hunting Ground, that goes over the rape accusations against Lovie’s alpha male Jameis Winston while at Florida State.

    Wonder how much the billionaire’s club will pay off to silence this movie. How about pieces on Greg Hardy, Perish Cox, Rae Carruth, Ray Lewis, Ray MacDonald, and Lawrence Taylor.

    Can’t tarnish their asset bubble. Jerry Jones, Warren Sapp, and Jerry Rice don’t fit here. They just rented call girls and circulated money into Obama’s recovering, full employment economy.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    My bad. Special attention reserved for Ray Rice. Also forgot Leonard Little and something minor like a felony coverup.

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Also the Pat’s joker TE Hernandez.

  24. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Felony cover up? Gotta keep that illusion of class rolling.

    A few of us unrealists insist on saying the Niners will win in SEA:

    Rtfirefly: Niners 16 Seahawks 13 – Gabbert Rocks

    Phil: 20-17 Niners. Cannot call for a Niner loss in SEAhag town but really what are the chances we pull this out? Gabbert shines, I’ll shine his shoes.

    NJ49er: 17-14 9ers. Hey Phil This game is coming out with a 12.5pt spread. Ouch. I’ll be happy to see us score a TD or 2, given the recent history between us and the ‘hawks. 17-14 9ers

    Winder: 20-6 wads. We will need a pass rush to even think about beating the seawads, I don’t see it. 20-6 wads.

    Bakkentom: 24-16 Seattle. No more Ahmad Brooks in the nickel. DE rotation of Eli Harold and Tank with Lynch on the other side. See how this fares against the worst oline in NFL.

    Bring it on. We’re kicking ass.

  25. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Grump – There’s a real good chance Ron Jeremy is Jason Garrett. Jason Garrett might be the luckiest head coach in the NFL. Jason Garrett sucks as a head coach but nobody recognizes it because he’s always just managing the Dallas circus with a good, calm face outward for Jerry Jones. Playoffs? That team is talented and has been for a few years and the NFC East hasn’t been too tough to win. But Jerry Jones learned long ago that constantly firing his head coach wasn’t going to insure success so Garrett stays and Dallas wanders in mediocrity. Garrett doesn’t even appear to care if the team wins a single playoff game during his tenure.

    It’s possible you see Tomsula as the 49ers head coach for a while, and that, along with Trent Baalke is going to so completely deplete this 49ers’ roster that will will take 4-5 years after Baalke is gone for someone knowledgeable to rebuild. But that assumes York will replace Baalke with someone knowledgeable, and I wouldn’t make that assumption. I could see Baalke and Ron Jeremy here for a long time and if that’s the case, the 49ers, regardless of draft position, will be in the NFL basement for at least a decade, maybe longer. Good luck with that.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula cannot make a decision or he is scared to make moves.

    He actually came out and Said Devey is a very smart player and deserves to start.

    That statement alone should get Jimmy T fired.

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Niners just put Kap on IR.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Kaepernick went to team docs Friday after practice and said his shoulder was still sore. Team put him on season-ending IR today.”

    Sounds like either he just quit or Niners couldn’t wait to get rid of him.

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dylan Thompson now the backup QB. Gabbert better not get hurt. Who puts a QB with a sore shoulder on IR with 7 games left in the season?

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Kaepernick on IR with torn labrum in left (non-throwing) shoulder, will have surgery Tuesday in Denver.”

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Going on IR for SF’s last 7 games is costing Colin Kaepernick $875,000.”

  32. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula does not get paid to make decisions, Bullit. Baalke makes all the (lousy) decisions. Tomsula gets paid to be nice to Jed and basically to Not Be Jim Harbaugh.

  33. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder what implications Kappy going on IR has for his contract status. First step in making an injury claim against the 49ers?

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    SeeYa Kappy it was fun for awhile.

  35. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m really bummed. I thought we’d be treated to five more months of leaks. The FO is slipping.

  36. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s got it better than us?

    The Colts? Hasselbeck may be 97, but he’s also 2-0.
    The Eagles? Sanchez brings a certain degree of competence to go
    along with his unique brand of incompetence.
    The Texans? Hoyer’s playing well.
    The Jets? Fitzpatrick isn’t lighting things up but he’s playing
    tolerably well.
    The Broncos? Perhaps. The Broncs have been high on Osweiler
    for a long time now. Here’s his chance.
    The Rams? Yep. There’s a candidate.

    We have Blaine Gabbert and Dylan Thompson. What, me worry?

  37. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    This team is so screwed up you can’t even put a match to it.

    Replace Jed! Replace the entire front office and the GM! Do it yesterday!

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Something doesn’t seem right here. Supposedly Kap hurt his shoulder against the Packers on 10/04. Kap played in 3 more games and then 5 weeks pass and now he goes on IR?
    Spends a week away from the team and comes back and says it hurts and it’s decided he goes on IR?

    I’m sure more will come out and be revealed.

    Niners better sign a veteran QB with game experience as a backup.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Getting the surgery now will allow him to heal up and be fully healthy for a trade. FO must know that a 2nd or 3rd pick is in play?

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers and sources close to Colin Kaepernick disagree on the series of events leading up to today.”

    Oh, goody. Dirty laundry coming down the chute!

  41. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The medical clause of the contract is rearing its ugly head. Maybe we’re not done with the FO leak mill yet?

  42. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Just watched a 30 for 30 on Eddie D. Boy we sure had Camelot fellas with that regime. When Mr D walks up to the podium to give acceptance speech in Canton (and he will), you can picture Jed will be sitting there in the front row, staring off into space and thinking of his legacy…

    As a fine NFL Madden Xbox player.

  43. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear you got it in one.

    Jed will never go anywhere else though. No one is stupid enough to give this dork a job in the real world.

  44. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://overthecap.com/position/quarterback

    will be doing some shopping soon

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I believe the injury will trigger Kaepernick’s guaranteed salary for the year until next April and the insurance policy Kaepernick was required to purchase to protect the team will kick in to compensate them. Once again, everyone wins but the fans who pay for it all.

    Grumpy, I’m sure Denise can find something for Jed other than CEO and Shithole Creator somewhere. Possibly running the garden tractor on the family estate.

    And when he leaves I’ll be the first to toast him like Charlie Wilson did for Soviet General Boris Gromov departing Afghanistan in ’89, “Here’s to you, mother*****r.”

  46. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If Kaepernick can get away from this team after only being under Ron Jeremy for one year, that’s a huge benefit to Kaep and it might be exactly why he chose to structure his deal the way he did. Think about it… what you rather do? Would you rather make 11 million a year on the 49ers? Or would you rather make 3 million a year on another team with an owner with a clue and build yourself back up to 10 or 11 million with another, good organization that actually knows what’s it’s doing? Kaepernick got paid for taking the 49ers to the Super Bowl and NFC Championship game, something Alex Smith would never have been able to do, and now Kaep can go pick the team or organization he wants to be apart of. That’s win for Kaep. I’m happy for him.

  47. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    BASG Steve Berman on the Kap flap =

    Kaepernick on IR, here’s what future holds for Kap and 49ers

    http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/7tormsgoing-kaepernick-on-ir-heres-what-future-holds-for-kap-and-49ers/

    Kap’s ridiculous contract
    Kaepernick’s future
    49ers’ near-term future = It’s Gabbert and nothing

    Berman is saying doesn’t look like this injury will trigger the guarantee on his remaining salary. What will be triggered is another round of derision aimed at FO and York.

  48. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep the Michigan Harbaughs won again today 28-16 in a throttling of Penn State. Looking for 10 wins against Ohio State next week in a possible Conference Championship game.

    http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/11/instant_analysis_breaking_down_6.html

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Seems this is considered a temporary disability as provided in his contract. Labrum surgery needs 4 to 6 months to heal.

    Kap got the second opinion and had the surgery on his insistence. He wants to start clean somewhere else.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I just peeked in on the Senior Bowl site to see what was going on.
    Looks like there’s a decent group of acceptances already, including the Stanford LB you mentioned, Blake Martinez.

    Another kid that I caught a glimpse of is also planning to attend, TE Bryce Williams from ECU.
    May not be shopping for a TE any longer but, Williams is a big kid with good hands.

    http://www.seniorbowl.com/accepted-invites.php

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Was watching Cal-Stanford and the analyst was raving about Joshua Garret OG Stanford. He has many similarities to Iupati as a road grader for your rushing attack. Here he’s projected as a 7th round pick.
    When they update he’ll be a 2nd-3rd rounder unless they have pinpointed some additional flaws and weaknesses.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1996532/joshua-garnett

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve got a feeling Baalke will be shopping for OL this time around.
    Some interesting prospects out there.
    Depending on where we get slotted, an OT could be in the cards for RD1?
    If not, I think there’s depth beyond that point.
    Wouldn’t mind a younger OC too.
    Doesn’t look like Marcus is going to make a career there.

    Curious to see what’s in mind for Carradine as a possible Elephant.
    That’s something Haley made very good marks with.

    Caught a majority of the PSU/Michigan game today.
    PSU’s DL did a decent job of containing the run.
    The kid I mentioned the other night, DE Anthony Zettel didn’t look bad either.

    Hoping to get a glimpse of ND St OT Joe Haeg somewhere along the line too, maybe the Sr Bowl if he gets an invite.
    He might be a nice option beyond RD1 if we pass on that position early.

    Gotta be thinking trenches I’d assume?

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, one thing stands out with Garnetts’ bio.
    Long arms.
    We know Baalke likes those big wingspans, for good reason.
    Look at Aldon.
    Reach wins most of the time if the technique is good.

  54. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Definitely need to bolster the ILB position too.
    Still sifting through that position.
    That’s a position that could be a surprise 1st RD Pick too if another Patrick-type prospect can be had.

    Very possible guys like Jaylon Smith, Leonard Floyd could be moved inside too.

    But, even at that position, there’s decent options probably into RD4 as it looks right now.

    Same theory typically still applies, take the BPA when your slot is up.

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I typically watch the position drills at the Combine to determine who looks better before I turn in my final vote.
    For whatever that gets me 😀

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Without Kap’s salary the Niners have about $55 mil in cap room next year.
    If they want a pass rusher Von Miller is a UFA now. He’ll probably cost a min of $12 to 16 mil a year which is very steep.

    They need to draft 3 -4 Olineman with 2 coming in the first 4 rounds.
    Niners have a decent rotation on the Dline. I think Tony Jerod-Eddie is a good Dlineman.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two guys not to draft. It’s me for them before the team.
    Ohio St only managed 5 first downs in their loss to Mich St.
    The QB and the “star” RB both tweet they’re going to the NFL
    and won’t be back. These guys are bozos because they still have at least 2 games to play.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/11/21/cardale-jones-ezekiel-elliott-appear-headed-to-the-nfl/

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    ^Baalke will probably draft both of them, then.

    No confidence left in this guy.

  59. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers GM Trent Baalke says Colin Kaepernick seeking surgery and going on IR was a mutual decision between Kaepernick and the 49ers.”

    Have they trademarked “mutual decision” yet?

  60. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Watching the Redzone channel… what a joke the NFL has become. One play shows a Cowboys’ DB spearing Tannehill with his helmet while Tannehill slides feet forward, no call. Very next play on the Redzone Channel, Chris Culliver makes an amazing play, taking the ball from Greg Olsen, returning it for a touchdown and the NFL calls a complete bullshit helmet to helmet contact call on Culliver. The NFL is a joke. Why even watch anymore?

  61. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Zebra pool with training needs to be expanded. Are there behind the scenes payoffs for some of these bad calls.

    Easy hire, easy fire. Pay them better. Train them better. Fire them better.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The zebras are part time. NFL needs to make them full time and pay and train them accordingly.
    Going to zebra school for the part of the week might get everyone on the same page.

    The NFL can afford the expense.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s fast and brutal out there. Refs are going to make mistakes. The problem is not being able to review ALL plays. One look by a reviewer on the Culliver play and it’s a pick six.

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Carolina looks better and better each week. And Newton’s best WR is Ted Ginn!

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Major penalties (personal fouls) should be reviewed to be sure that the egregious hit did occur. Also retaliation personal fouls
    should be reviewed and if it was determined the player was provoked it should be offsetting.

  66. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I think the problem in the NFL is that the NFL intentionally controls games with the refs.

  67. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    The refs have been killing the NFL for years now. Today is one of the worst days of officiating I’ve ever seen.

  68. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Ticky-tack “minor” calls can be huge as well. The Raiders were on a nice drive a couple minutes ago, down 9-0 to the Lions (!!). Interception by Carr, who is having a bad day. Nope – defensive holding, away from the ball by a CB, which appeared to be very minor if anything. No interception, Raiders went on to wake up their dead offense with a TD to make it 9-7. The whole game just changed on that 5 yd. penalty away from the ball. Hey, I love Carr and I’ll miss the New Raiders when they leave for L.A., but the Lions got reamed.

  69. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives: Carradine, Reaser, Hyde, Silberman, Jerome Simpson, DeAndrew White and Brandon Thomas.

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Marshawn Lynch inactive.

  71. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Tank = another 2nd round Baalke bust

  72. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Stupid: John Fox, down 8 pts with 10 minutes left to play in the 4th went for it on 4th down. What a moron. They didn’t get it. Should be 12-17 Broncos.

  73. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    John Fox should be shot…. or fired. Going for it on 4th with 10 minutes left in the game was the single stupidest coaching decision I’ve ever seen.

  74. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Game neither team should win: Rams @ Ravens – Both teams have missed long FGs to go ahead in the last 3:00. I’m rooting for the Ravens to pick up their third win, but with both teams this bad they should just call it a tie and go home.

  75. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Case Keenam clearly had a concussion, wasn’t removed from the game and then turned over the ball for what might be a game losing turnover. Jeff Fisher is done… either way, he’s done in St Louis. Far too mediocre for the amount of talent on that team. Fisher just has no clue about offensive football.

  76. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Three teams picked up their third win today: Pukes, Lions, and Ravens. Niners still trail (Balt I’m not sure; that division has SOS similar to the Niners/Seahawks), but…
    1) Cowpukes are in contention to win the division with Romo back. They’ll pass us.
    2) Lions are playing much better with the new OC. They have a lot of powderpuffs left on their schedule as well (including the Niners). They’ll pass us.
    3) Ravens only have three games left they really might win. Still their SOS is murder.

    Niners are currently draft position #7, but with the above, if they can start losing in earnest, they’re #5 or even outside chance of #4.

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bad news for the D-line. Dorsey goes down on the dreaded non-contact injury that often signals an ACL tear.

  78. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Flacco tore his ACL and is out for the year.

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This is going to be an ugly one.

  80. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Missed extra points in all three afternoon games.

  81. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rawls is sending Marshawn into retirement.

  82. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good thing we kept Tomsula and let Fangio walk b/c our guys are really playing great D.

  83. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “In NFC West games: Opponents 114 49ers 16.”

  84. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Watching the Niner game on the Redzone Channel… Ronde Barber: “San Francisco needs to check their ‘want to’ meter.” Tomsula hasn’t lost the locker room, but these players don’t care about winning or losing. Just here to pickup a paycheck….

  85. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    20-0 at the half. Where’s NJ? That moron. What an idiot. “Oh, I think the 49ers are going to upset the Seahawks in Seattle because Gabbert is so much better than Kaep.” What an idiot. And Bullit’s an idiot, too. Gabbert is worse than Alex Smith.

  86. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t this same Seattle D give up 39 points just seven days ago?

  87. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Well at least they have a pulse.

  88. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Saw this coming before the 2014 season with Operation Undermine. What is surprising or at least unexpected is the rapidity with which the coaching staff was destroyed. That takes real genius. Never thought we have such an abundance of superior ability. But obviously we do.

    No wonder half the players quit, including Kaepernick

  89. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    20-7 numbnuts. Winders a genius game stops right here. NJ had some good company in calling for a Niner miracle. Hey miracles do happen.

  90. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    You think the players don’t know the 49ers suck? The only players on the 49ers that are trying are the players who might not even be legitimate NFL players.

  91. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Still alive – not quite kicking yet, but still alive…

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Blaine Gabbert: 13 of 18, 138 yards, TD, 112.7 rating.”

  93. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t throw to wide open Celek for the TD – settles for 3…

  94. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Marcus Cromartie has replaced Kenneth Acker at RCB.

  95. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Blaine Gabbert’s numbers are a perfect example of how statistics shouldn’t be relied upon to evaluate. Gabbert has looked horrible on the plays I’ve watch, OR on some plays he’s looked good…. Seattle isn’t even trying with the game well in hand. Stats on bad teams mean very little in garbage time.

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Petey looks kind of worried, if you ask me.

  97. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    When the back ups make the starters look bad it doesn’t help to say the back ups are playing like crap. It just makes the point about how crappy the starters were.

    Last year at Seattle Kaepernick went 11/19 for 141 0TDs 6 sacks.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So since Spitty isn’t interested and doesn’t watch Niner games why the running commentary?
    Spitty could be more full of crap than Chuckles. It’s close.

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Willhoite looks pretty awful.
    When you are a defender and have a guy on the sideline just shove him out of bounds. How do 4 guys miss Baldwin?

  100. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners were down 20-0 and pulled to within 10. Now they’re down 16 (with 2 missed PATs) in the 4th qtr. The Seahawks D gave up 39 last week. How does that make Kappy look bad? I mean, really are you joking?

  101. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    If you’re addressing that to me, it makes Kaepernick look bad because Gabbert is playing lots better than he did. No joke.

    Gabbert is crap. So that makes Kaepernick look what?

  102. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for the score, the defense is what’s killing us in this game.

  103. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Kinda looks like the ’78’ Niners. Defense can’t hold water.

  104. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, I get it. Gabby falls behind 20 and pulls within 10 for a few minutes before falling farther behind again. It’s a MORAL victory! Woot!

    Down 20-0 with 38 yards total offense before the Seahawks went into the prevent at the end of the first, Gabby exploited that for the only TD! Woot!

  105. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can Gabbert run a no huddle with audibles

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again we have RT who posted on the barnyard that he can’t watch the game or even stream it.
    Guess RT is just trolling because if he was watching he’d see the difference between the home game against the Seahags and this one.
    Unfortunately RT just wants to be the fool.

  107. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Blaine Gabbert is horrible. I honestly hope he’s appointed starting qb forever and Baalke never drafts anyone to push him.

  108. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers – Does Petey look worried now 29-13?

  109. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Are you aware of this little thing called the RedZone channel? Of course you aren’t.

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually if you want to talk Red Zone Channel I recommended it to posters 4 years ago on this very blog. Not the same as watching the game.
    You might as well just go to a highlight video and claim you watched the game and can comment intelligently on it.

    You miss my main point. You have no interest in the 49ers, so why are you always trolling here, calling people names and trying to start pissing matches? I’ll answer that for you, that’s what trolls do.

  111. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula says he’s not into moral victories. This from a guy who punted twice in the 4th quarter, trailing by 16.

  112. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Get a life.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Hodges was any good he would push Wilhoite for playing time.
    Wilhoite is not making the plays this year and missed a lot of tackles as did a lot of guys on the defense. Bowman can only do so much.
    Tomsula will tell you he looked good in practice. But practices are closed even to the press.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    Look at yourself. All you do is come here to bait posters and ridicule the Niners. I’m a Niner fan. You say we’re stupid to still follow the team. I’ve been a supporter for all my life and probably until my last breath.

    When the Niners were doing well you were awfully quiet. When they suck as they do now you want to throw them under the bus.
    That’s what fair weather bandwagon guys like you do. Hop on and hop off.

    I tell you exactly what you are. Can’t handle the truth?

  115. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    My prediction is that we really, really suck.

    Oh, forgot the prediction part…

    Next year, courtesy of Jed and Baalke and Ron Jeremy, we will be even worse.

    FML.

  116. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors are 2 minutes away from history winning by 18.
    After beating the Nuggets they will be 15-0 tying the rcord.

    When they beat the Fakers on Tues they will be all alone at 16-0

  117. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Sitting alone at #6 in the draft today. Bullitt can’t stand it that the team Gabby beat has lost 4 straight, today to a QB on SSI. The team he lost to beat him 31-6 with the prevent D drive not counted. With it, he only lost by 16 and a couple missed PATs. But it’s KAPPY’S FAULT.

    LOLOL – GO GABBERT! 7-23 career! Tear ’em up! BRING ON THOSE MORAL VICTORIES! HOO-RAH! Next up: #5

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit one thing is pretty obvious between Kaep and Gabbert.
    Gabbert throws a catchable ball and, he utilizes the TEs.
    Had our Defense managed to tackle someone today, we might have given the Offense more opportunities.

    In the end, our D tired, their D hardly got tested.

    I was hoping for a tighter Defensive matchup that never happened.

  119. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert got away with a few bad throws that should have been picked but, he knows where he wants to go.
    We suck.
    No secret.
    I’ll look for improvement anywhere I can find it.
    By the sounds of it, the OL is supporting Gabbert, which is a step in the right direction.
    Be nice if we could do something to improve the protection at RT.

  120. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    The worst part about the NFL is the refs have the games rigged. You want good TV ratings? Manipulate close games. How do the refs do that? Defensive holding that’s an automatic first down. It sustains drives and keeps games close.

  121. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit: Rethink your life.

  122. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Winder wins the spread call with his 20-6 SEA = 14 points. We lost by 16 and that’s about right for gumnint work. Way to go Winder, I guess.

    Sad that we’re reduced to pondering what draft slot we’ll get. Ugh.

  123. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to know what the stats show about Hochuli’s crew in terms of penalties called on average.
    Dude enjoys face time way too much IMO.

    Call on Patton on the punt tackle was bush, as was the leg whip called in our favor.

    They must be getting paid by the flags thrown.

  124. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle OL gets away with a lot of cheap tactics as well.
    Caught several of our guys’ jerseys being stretched in the trenches, that went unnoticed by the Officials today.

    There is definitely some room to criticize the ‘home field’ advantages provided up there.

  125. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – You’re a bigger idiot than Bullit, and that’s saying something. Gabbert throws a catchable ball over all of Kaep’s playoff wins? Gabbert is garbage. Kaep is a proven playoff caliber qb. I guess you preferring Gabbert over Kaep is par for the course considering you preferred Baalke over Harbaugh.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe if you watched the QB play with a better educated eye Spit you’d see the differences.
    Gabbert may be garbage but he’s doing it on a much friendlier Contract.
    He’s had 2 starts.
    In those 2 starts he’s thrown 3 TDs to TEs, including VMcD.

    When it comes to idiots, you’re the Geneous of course.

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe some of those balls that clanked off VMcD’s hands had just a little too much ‘mustard’ on them from Kaep too.

    That’s what I mean about a catchable ball.
    Balls thrown with touch and accuracy aren’t a staple in Kaep’s repertoire to date.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert was sacked just two times for minus-17 yards, and demonstrated his toughness as he hung in and took at least seven hits from the Seahawks’ pass rush.

    “He got rid of the ball, took some hits,” 49ers guard Alex Boone said. “I thought he did a great job.”

    Said left tackle Joe Staley, “Blaine’s the guy. I thought he did a good today of moving the offense. This is a hard place to pass the ball, and I thought he did a great job of moving the chains and making plays when he had to. Blaine’s our guy. And that’s it.”

  129. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, You moron – How will those “catchable” balls Gabbert throws look against dhampionship caliber defenses? Gabbert will look like a fool. We’ll never know the answer to how Gabbert would do in the playoffs because he’ll never make the playoffs. Blaine Gabbert is a backup qb in the NFL. Nothing more.

  130. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’ve got plenty of other reasons to doubt a return to the Playoffs Spit.
    For now, improved QB play is a step in the right direction.
    Coaching, OL, DL and pass rush need to get back to Playoff caliber levels as well.
    Moron.

    A QB that utilizes his weapons makes the team concept more cohesive.
    Kaep may have profited greatly with the Harbaugh scheme.
    We don’t have that luxury now.
    Too many things that need to be corrected.
    Starting with the QB play.

  131. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    You’re the imbecile if you believe the games are rigged and you still devote so much time watching the game.
    Who really needs to get a life? You watch too much WWE and too many Buffalo Wild Wings commercials. I am truly sorry you live such a pathetic existence.
    It shows in your long rambling posts and your anecdotes about how great of a golfer you are. Used to be your goddamn fish stories. Looking for acceptance here but nobody gives a crap.

  132. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Rethink your life.

  133. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    The clowns that didn’t really watch the game are the remnants of Kaps fanboy club. They are just making crap up and trolling because they are bitter.
    Last time we played the Seahags at home Kap had the benefit of Carlos Hyde and home field. Today we had Drouhgns at RB and a hostile environment at Century Link.

    The evidence is in the boxscore. Gabbert threw for 264 yds and a TD Kap threw for 124 yds and 0 TDs. Kap was sacked 6 times and Gabbert 2. Kap led the team to 142 yds total offense and Gabbert 302 yds total.

    Still no matter what the facts are these trolls will find a way to twist things to show their resentment and bitterness that their mancrush is on IR and probably gone as a Niner.

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I rarely miss a game.
    I was patient with Kaep from the start, mainly due to his need to make the transition from Pistol to Pocket.
    The longer I’ve watched, the more it became clear that he’s not seeing the Defenses for what they’re attempting to do to him.
    He holds the ball too long, he bails from the Pocket and, he doesn’t throw with any touch or timing.
    Big arm, great speed and elusiveness won him some Playoff games early on.
    He has struggled to learn the basics.
    His initial response to pressure is to scoot.
    Once he leaves the Pocket, the OL can’t do much but, to ad lib.

    In this game, it’s about delivering on time, in rhythm with the Offense.
    Can’t complain about Gabbert through 2 games after not starting for several years.
    It isn’t going to click until he’s faced these challenges at game speed.
    He found targets that Kaep has routinely ignored.
    So, with that in mind, we soldier on, painful as it is.

    We’re all bitter, about a host of topics.
    In the end, it’s on Mgt to find their collective answers to the problems they’ve created.

  135. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep’s Contract cost is now prohibitive to the rest of the Cap for what he’s giving to this Offense.
    We can suck with Gabbert for a fraction of the price.
    If he doesn’t show some trends of improvement by season’s end, they have to think about Drafting another QB for the future.
    Maybe earlier than they wanted to.

    Gabbert is a former top 10 selection that came out young.
    He’s got some time to develop if they find a system that fits.
    I’m old school WCO as a 9er fan.
    Short, controlled passing, with a solid Defense can get it done.
    Our OL is in shambles too, which isn’t helping the running game to control TOP.
    Seattle did what I’d have hoped we could have today.
    Quick, balanced and productive.
    Rawls lit it up.

    We couldn’t get off blocks. Couldn’t tackle. Couldn’t cover.
    BYE Week hangover?
    Who knows?
    It all added up to a lousy showing.
    The upside is, top 10 picks typically improve your odds of improving the roster.

  136. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – I don’t care if you were patient or not, you simply can’t evaluate. For as much time as you spend on evaluating college players pre draft, you have no clue. Blaine Gabbert is a backup qb in the NFL. Nothing more. Kaep is a lot more. Part of evaluation is seeing that the roster or lack there of affects qb play and distorts perception. To evaluate properly, you must be able to see through that. You cannot.

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    McCloughan had benefit of a few of those Picks in his time here too.
    Once you start winning and, Drafting lower, those odds diminish.
    That’s where guys like Rachal, Balmer, AJJ, Ward etc get magnified.
    They may have been strong options in those slots at those times but, they’re still more risky.
    I prefer to appreciate a steal like Hyde or Bowman, over the reaches ahead of them.

  138. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I’m not a GM. I compare stats. I don’t see Scouting film etc.
    Stats are fun, they help to separate production but, yes, they’re misleading due to competition factors in College.

    It’s a game of chance with the Draft.
    Kids have to grow up in this game. Some cut it, many don’t.
    Aldon was a solid selection was he not?
    He couldn’t keep it together off the field.
    It happens. Frequently.

    I’m as pissed as anyone here regarding the inability of Harbaugh/Baalke/Jed coming to some common ground for the good of the team.
    We had a core meltdown of epic proportion this past year.
    Now, they’ve got a catastrophic disaster to correct.

    It won’t happen overnight.
    One thing I can say in a positive way, there doesn’t seem to be anyone mailing it in thus far.

    Let the youngsters have at it.
    Good in the long run, hopefully.

  139. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One thing you can’t ignore is poor QB play.
    It drags everyone down.

    I want Kaep to succeed as much as the next guy.
    He simply isn’t showing signs of maturity as a QB at this level.
    Thought he’d have been much further along at this point.

    He seems to enjoy the weight room more than the film room.
    That isn’t going to cut it in this League.

  140. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So the “Kappy left 20 TDs on the field” remark by the announcers came from an unnamed source in the FO. How convenient – like not telling anybody that Kappy went to the FO about his bad shoulder after Game 4. More FO bad-mouthing about a guy WHO WAS ALREADY ON IR!

  141. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You can’t excuse the rumors of team mates wanting more from the QB position.
    It’s blatantly obvious from earlier games that Boldin, VD, Torrey, Staley, and others, being visibly unhappy with Kaep on numerous occasions.
    It’s got nothing to do with my perceptions, or my patience.

    These are real issues that had to be dealt with.
    Especially with the amount of money connected to his play.

  142. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    QB101 gets harder as passing and the defense become more sophisticated. QB101 stops at pre-snap reads. Carson, ben, brady, … make stabs at reads after the snap.

    Kap is a dummy. No business in the NFL. Hit the road, jack.

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT I think there’s room to read into Kaep not wanting to step aside as well.
    Now that he’s been benched, it appears he requested the surgery?
    If not for the boatload of money tied up with him, he’s likely been advised to get healthy in time for another payday.
    His best shot at starting again means he’s got to be healthy enough to garner starting interest.

    Still doesn’t mask the mental aspects of his game however.
    He’s got to master the timing and accuracy issues as well.

  144. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy was not playing well. He was playing injured at least from Game 4 and under constant pressure. Now we know why he was reluctant to run, and that’s a big part of his game. In the first four games, ALL the opponents were near-elite quality teams (the Steelers had Worthless for that game).

    But why would Jed/Paraag/Trent pile onto a guy ALREADY BENCHED AND ON IR???

    Oh yeah, it’s Jed/Paraag/Trent.

  145. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Gabby The Great left 2 TDs on the field in 1 game. There’s also the 2 INTs that were dropped. That and losing by 16, yeah he was super, almost Alex-like.

  146. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The OL isn’t helping RT, but, as I recall from the telecast today, it was suggested that the Coaches spent time evaluating film prior to the benching.
    We all know there’s a high degree of dysfunction at 4949 Centennial.

    The more I read, the more I realize Paraag carries a LOT of clout apparently.
    There seems to be a degree of Billy Beane and Moneyball being applied here.

    That applies directly to Paraag and, adds further speculation, (for me), that Baalke isn’t doing things the old school way because of it.

    If his Draft Scouting is being determined by computer models, over old school shoe leather on the ground evaluations, with Colleges and Coaches involved, you might be dealing with more complications than are necessary.
    Like good old personal issues related to coachability, attentiveness to policies etc.

  147. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The York’s are running this like a normal business entity.
    Buy low, sell high, maximize profits kinda stuff.
    This whole NFLE connection thing ties Tomsula to the picture.
    Reading about the Silicon Valley arrangement with the League/Jed/Yahoo for streaming rights spells out another sentence in that Partnership.

    All about the profits over winning?
    This whole thing stinks of interference from the top.
    Dr York, Jed, Roger, the stadium deal, the SB Golden Anniversary etc.

    What happened to good old competitive, play to win on the field, football as a business practice?

  148. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    SEA has a better D than ARI. Remember Mathieu saying routes were so simplified their DB’s could easily jump them. This was the game where the INT’s unnerved Kap and the series of runs were called to settle him down.

    BG will easily surpass dummies performance. Kap fan boys will be sweating this time next week.

  149. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the plot of Sleepless in Seattle. Tom Hanks won over Meg Ryan. At a minor level Kap won over Nessa. At a major level BG won the QB job over CK.

    Blaine won and sleeps well at night.

  150. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jed may have grown on the knee of Uncle Eddie.
    However, he isn’t passionate about his team like Robert Kraft is about his.
    All this cheaping out stuff plays right into the York philosophy.
    Winning SBs is what these guys play the game for.
    If Ownership isn’t serious about the hardware, why would qualified football people want to be here?

  151. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rt

    Calling the Ravens, Rams and Giants “near elite quality teams”
    just shows where your head is at. If 3-7, 4-6, 5-5 your understanding of “elite quality” which you have redefined as not having at least a winning record is baffling and shows your fanboy mancrush for Kap.

  152. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Posted by RT on the Barnyard N.K. chapter

    “Sorry, guys, I meant that for Skeebers blog – throw another grenade BullTom’s way.”

    Rt confesses to being a Troll?

  153. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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

9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

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

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