It Didn’t Play in Peoria

One more game until the most anticipated match-up of the entire season: Jed York vs. Bay Area Media.

The last time York faced the media, nearly a year ago, he was broiled alive. And that was before the 2015 season raped our sensibilities. The famous “hold me accountable” interview.

Who am I kidding? There’s no way York will face the media and take a beating like Jim Tomsula has had to do eleven times in fifteen games. The closest he’ll come is a sit down with Matt Maiocco, all earnest and optimistic, while Maiocco tosses some softball questions okayed in advance by York’s PR team.

The only thing we know for sure is that whatever York does or doesn’t do, it won’t be the right thing to do or not do. The only right thing is to remove himself and GM Trent Baalke from the FO. And that is not going to happen.

Not much drama remaining for the final weekend of the regular season. The six NFC playoff teams are set, though the seeding is still up for grabs between the Vikings and Packers. In the AFC, only the AFC South winner and the final wildcard between the Steelers and Jets are still undecided. The Niners are ahead of only the Cowboys in the NFC rankings.

The Rams are trying to finish 8-8, with a 5-1 record against the NFC West. They split with the Cardinals, swept the Seahawks, and are trying to sweep the 49ers, too. A hopeful mediocrity.

It’s hard to believe another football season is coming to an end Sunday and yet nobody really cares. The prospects for next year are equally disenchanting, leaving the entire 49er world in a state of disgust and apathy. Blogging about this silly little boy year after year doesn’t really hold much appeal at the moment. Might be time to take up knitting.




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  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Forget the knitting. Time to get your golf game back. Jed ain’t going away. But does he even care? He got what he wanted, a nice new stadium to show off to the business tycoons in Silicon Valley.

  2. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Knitted stadium seat covers with Jed-isms perhaps?

    “This seat for sale”.

    “Hold Jed accountable”.

    “I’ve mutually parted ways with this lousy investment thanks to Jed”.

    “Gone fishin’, call when Jed sells, or you want to make me an offer for this seat”.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners allow 4 sacks Sunday, they’ll break the record of 55 set in 2008.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol NJ. I think it would be more effective used paper and super glue.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Report: 49ers staff uncertainty prompting LB coach Pendergast’s expected departure to USC.”

    It’s a step. Keep it up boys.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Harbaugh is gonna win a squeaker against Florida.

  7. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Had me fooled there Skeebs “a squeeker”. Yep I raced over to the UM Wolverines website to get the great news of a 41-7 Harbaughing over Florida. Wow, just wow.

    Great game by Mich to rebound from their thumping by Ohio to go 10-3 in Jimis first year = “My most satisfying season ever coaching or playing football”. I’ll say the man deserves it after the shameless way he was treated here and being forced to “mutually part ways” with the Santa Clara team. So this is the 4th football program in a row = U of San Diego, Stanford, Niners and the Wolverines he has rescued from the dregs of mediocrity. Now that’s Coaching, Leadership, winning. 44+5 wins against 22 losses and one tie. Remember when?

  8. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Oh and you all have a “Yappy New Year” around here. If there’s anything we can count on here it’s ‘yapping’.

    Now go find some winners and ride ’em.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The guy flying the banner over the Niner’s stadium promises to fly one again at tomorrow’s game. $1,000 per flight.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers are 0-5 in NFC West entering finale vs. Rams. The last time they went winless in division: 1978.”

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    A little late but I really am jazzed about the Stanford football program. What they did yesterday was nothing short of amazing. Very happy for all involved.

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If the Jedster opts for some Coaching changes, I hope it’s Chryst, at the very minimum.
    Might be a good idea to keep tabs on Mike McCoy in SD too.
    If he hit’s the Market, McCoy for Chryst would work for me.

    Somehow, I think they’re going to give Tomsula another year, simply to save face for handing him the reigns in the first place.

    I’d still prefer Gase, especially if they’re planning to Draft the ‘Next QB of the Future’.

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- If Jed keeps Baalke it means we are pretty much doomed. We have a handful of good players and that’s it. His drafts suck and why should this one be any different.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder I fall on the side of ‘Football Guys’ in the Baalke debate.
    Given the history since the York’s inherited the duties, Baalke has been one of the few guys with any football experience.
    I truly wonder just how much interference he’s had to endure with the ‘Whiz Kids’ standing over his shoulder?

    With Paraag being ‘reassigned’, I’ll assume there was some reason to do so.

    I’m fearful that Jed interferes too much in an area he, and Paraag, know nothing about, the NFL.
    Dysfunction is our biggest problem IMO.

    Smacks of Snyder in DC to me.
    Scary.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Shopping in the Top 10 improves the odds for any GM.
    QBs are the answer in this game.
    We’ve whiffed on Alex and perhaps, Kaep.
    I’m petrified that we’ll get sucked into another QB Pick this year too.
    Not sold on Baalke making that selection either.
    He’s a Defensive guy.

    If we are looking for the QB, the next HC should assist in making that determination, as I’m pretty sure Harbaugh did with Kaep.

    Let Baalke rebuild the Defense this year.
    Good Class of Defensive talent coming out.

    I hope they pass on the QB with Pick 1 personally.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If I was making the Pick today, I’d go Defense.
    Need to improve the pass rush, which we lost with Aldon.
    A coverage (3-down) LB to replace Patrick.

    OLB Jaylon Smith / ND
    DE DeForest Buckner / OR
    DE Emmanuel Ogbah / OSU
    CB Vernon Hargreaves / UF
    CB/FS Jalen Ramsy / FSU

    On Offense –
    We might think about a replacement for Joe Staley down the road.
    Laremy Tunsil / Ole Miss, maybe Ronnie Stanley / ND.
    Might consider WR Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss too.

    If it’s Goff, he’ll have to sit for a year or 2, and who’s going to develop him?
    Our Offense sucks.
    Need another HC to be involved with that selection from the start.
    Sean Payton would be a nice option if he becomes available, which may not happen until next year?

    See what, (if anything), happens to this Staff next week.

    I’d also consider Hue Jackson in that mix.
    Whichever way they lean, they have to get someone with Offensive credentials IMO, as a possible HC or OC/Asst HC, to sign on for a QB they might consider Drafting in the Spring.

    As stated, they’ll probably retain Tomsula, simply to save face.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    To keep Tomsula would be slap in the face to all the Niner Faithful. Jimmy T can’t grasp what it takes to be a NFL Head Coach and I’m not patient enough for an intern learning the ropes to be the head coach. Pisses me off to hear they had a good week of practice and Tomsula can’t figure it out why it didn’t translate when they actually played the games.
    Time to put Jimmy T out of his misery as he is not enjoying himself on the sideline with that blank deer in headlights stare.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Total head-scratcher to me as well Bullit.
    He’s obviously connected to the Yorks somehow. NFLE has been my hunch, by way of Dr Daddy.

    If Sean Payton were to hit the street, my gut tells me the York’s wouldn’t cough up the coin to attract him either.

    Chryst isn’t the guy to hang an Offense on either.
    Logan might suffice as a QB Coach but, who’s he connected to in terms of another OC is the question?

    Biggest detractor in this game, for me, is meddling Ownership, when it comes to attracting good Coaching.
    Paraag is well worth his salary as a Cap Mgr but, whatever his influence has been on the day-to-day football operations is curious, at best, since he’s now been ‘reassigned’.

    Not sure just what he’s been doing all this time but, it appears he’s been applying metrics in places where they don’t fit.
    This game still comes down to good Coaching and scheme-fits.
    The GM and the HC need to work in the same direction to accomplish that balance.
    Baalke alone isn’t going to do that, especially on Offense.
    He sure isn’t going to obtain anything meaningful from Jed either.

    Thankfully this putrid season ends later today.
    Now comes the much anticipated ‘State of the Franchise’ speech from the Clueless Boy Wonder.
    I can hardly wait…..(BARF)

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Might have to pass on LB Jaylon Smith too.
    Seems he may have torn up a knee in the Bowl Game vs Ohio State.
    Tough break if true.

    That would put both he and Myles Jack on the wait and see list as they get re-evaluated for injury rehab.

    Still haven’t seen a decision from DT Andrew Billings, regarding his intentions about declaring for the Draft either.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49er leak machine is active today. Looks like Tomsula will be fired, Baalke will remain.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Glazer said 49ers want to lure a “big fish” but that many are leery of working with Trent Baalke.”

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Harbaugh wins with 49ers: 49 (includes playoffs).
    Erickson, Nolan, Singletary and Tomsula wins with 49ers: 50.”

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Silver: “Among those who have reached out to express interest in a potential 49ers opening: Chip Kelly and Mike Shanahan.”

  24. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I would take either one at this point.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Three things Jimmy T did that tipped me off he was not a NFL Head Coach.
    Naming 9 team captains from a team that lost over 10 players in the off season. The criticism of this team was lack of leadership
    and making a player a captain by default shows you that. Bowman, Boldin and Dawson should probably have been the 3 captains and Tomsula should’ve leaned on them for veteran leadership.

    When Tomsula came up with the concept with limiting team meetings to 30 minutes to allow players to use social media
    and talk on the phone that showed me Tomsula was letting the players run the team and showed lack of expected focus and discipline on the team.

    Week after week coming up with same excuses of execution and focus and how well the team practiced just showed the team was moving in the wrong direction and there was very little to be hopeful about. Tomsula was clearly not the right coach to take them out of the tailspin.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Firing Tomsula and then promoting someone like Mangini would just be another misstep typical of York/Baalke.

    They have to show a clear effort that a serious effort was made to get the best coach possible and not the usual smoke and mirrors “no stone left unturned search” which in the past has led to a mediocre hire.

  27. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chip Kelly?

    Gimmick offense with same pendejos running the front office and doing the drafting?

    What Could *Possibly* Go Wrong?

    Ay caramba.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The sign flying over Levi’s today reads: “Jed heres our banner wheres yours?”

  29. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jed and Trent need matching “I’m with Stupid” shirts.

  30. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Big fish? What’s the bait? Opportunity of a lifetime to work with backstabbers r us?

    Scapegoat season two, you’re up! At least they got that bar to look good waaaay down there for the next guy.

    Desperate head coaching candidates; line forms on the left.

    Banner guy’s pushing a great idea, but more money should’ve been spent on PR catchy phrase guy.

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives: DeAndrew White, Jaquiski Tartt, Brandon Thomas, Je’Ron Hamm, Quinton Dial and Corey Lemonier.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sign inside Levi’s that has since been removed by Niner security stormtroopers

    https://twitter.com/ChrisBiderman/status/683748338097717248/photo/1

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No access to Twitter from the Network Fortress Bullit – What’s the message?

  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Just Effing Dumb

  35. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    HELP WANTED

    San Francisco 49ers Head Football Coach

    We are an arguably professional NFL football franchise in search of our next scapegoat and head coach.

    The successful candidate will reek of desperation, and have no hope of getting a job elsewhere. Major bonus points if you are a major brown noser and will inform on your co-workers. You will be entirely responsible for the day-to-day failures of the whole enterprise, with no real authority.

    Prior experience in dysfunctional shitholes helpful, but not necessary: Will train. Football experience negotiable.

    If interested, please send resume and whimpering, plaintive cover letter to Jed_Legend_In_My_Own_Mind@Fail.com

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NICE!
    Thx guys, LMAO πŸ˜€

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent Grump πŸ˜€
    Should add –
    Nice new stadium, plenty of seats available with ample parking for your entourage.

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I like the knitting idea.
    Cover the seats you own with Jed-isms.

    JED…

    Just
    End the
    Dysfunction

    Jr
    Executive
    Dipshit

    Just
    Ended the
    Dynasty

    Jinx
    Everything
    Daily

    Just
    Exit
    Dumba$$

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    OR –

    YORK…

    Your
    Only
    Recourse.
    KNIT

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    GM Ray Farmer out in Cleveland –
    Another opening prior to Black Monday

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    AZ is laying down too – WTF?

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Add HC Mike Pettine to the dumpster fire in Cleveland too –
    Black Monday starting early.
    Our turn is waiting in line….

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    John Edward Dumba$$ York says…..?

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula refuses to try 54 yard game winning FG and punts from the Rams 37. That should seal his fate. You’re 4-11 idiot.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Last great act of defiance Skeebs?

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jimi Timid Tomsula playing the field position card
    So?
    What else is new?

  47. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    KC starts the season 1-5, then wins 10 straight. Amazing.

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Couldn’t resist punishing us with a final game overtimer.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Jed hasn’t polished up on his Presser well enough Skeebs?
    Buying him some extra time perhaps?
    The World awaits…..

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Can he?
    Will he?
    Mutually part ways in Grand B2B fashion?
    There’s mucho dinero attached to yet another Contract yet to be fulfilled.

    This should be entertaining.

  51. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I like what Cleveland did.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That win just dropped the 49ers from 4th to 7th in the draft.

  53. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ugh. 5-11

    Out

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I just read that Kap was on the sideline but kept his distance from Gabbert and the QB coach the entire game not offering any input or help.

    On the broadcast they showed Kap eating an apple. Normally even a hurt QB has an earpiece to listen what plays are being called.
    Kap did not have the earpiece and did not offer to help his team win.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners win but fail to score 20 points again.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Except for the Browns the NFL draft order of Titans, Browns, Chargers, Cowboys, Jags, Ravens and Niners still favors the Niners of picking the second QB.

    If Browns go for Paxton Lynch then Goff will be in play. All other teams don’t have an immediate need for a QB.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well…we avoid the distinction of finishing last in the NFC at least.
    Jerruh and the Cowpatties wear that collar.

    And, there’s still a chance he could have another shot at Johnnie Goofball, thereby leaving a Draft Pick open to the rest of the field in April.

    Goooooo Jerruh.
    DO IT!

    What’s another misfit on the roster in Big Duh?

  58. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t matter much. Teams that are serious about winning or building a winner and need a franchise QB will trade for the draft spot they want, with us or a team in front of us. And Baalke will trade away our spot gladly for a 2nd rounder in 2017 and two 4ths in 2020. As if he could do any worse with a dozen more picks for his walking wounded salvation program.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s speculation that Miami wants a QB too Bullit.
    Buddy of mine is drooling for Paxton as well.

    See where it falls come Spring….

  60. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jim Tomsula has been relieved of his duties as head coach.”

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er the question, (for me anyway) is, what they’ve got planned to improve the Offense.
    If they’re seeking a QB, I’d prefer the next HC to have the input on that decision.
    Baalke went that route with Harbaugh.
    Makes no sense to simply grab a QB if the scheme fit isn’t determined before making the selection IMO.

  62. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yippie Kai Yay. I won half of the 2015 Boobie Prize Derby for 5-11.

    On behalf of my dead liver and tormented, withered, angry little soul, I’d like to thank the members of the Outsiders Academy for Unruly Internet Children and a special Thank (Eff) You to Jed York, for being the Biggest Useless Silver Spoon Sucking Dickheaded Ass Munching F*ckwit in the history of the 49ers franchise.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jed York will have a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday.”

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tell us what you really think, Grump.

  65. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s good Grumpy. Christmas Vacation Clark Griswold worthy.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s reporting that Skeebs?

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry folks, Park’s Closed…..Moose out front shoulda toldya.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers reported it first, then all the beat writers.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Miami has to stick with Tannehill because of the contract they just gave him. They can’t bench a guy making $16 mil a year to play a draft pick.
    It all depends on the GM and HC they bring in.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Skeebs, it just hit the CSNBayarea website

  71. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, hopefully they don’t have anything planned. Let the new GM and the new HC decide who and what type players they need. The old GM still pulling the strings on this sad puppet show and who cares what the plan was or is, it ain’t gonna fly straight or very far. It’s just a sham to appease the fans until the big Super Bowl take-a-bow-Jed show.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t see Skeens post on the firing. 15 mins late on this one.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Ross is a flaming retard.
    He’s got fukwad Tannenbaum in charge of the Good Ship Dolphin now.
    If ever there was a dickheaded GM it’s Tannenbaum.
    That clown single-handedly screwed the Jets with guaranteed Contracts and wasted Cap money.
    He’ll do the same in South Beach, trust me.

    Ross is Jerruh in terms of splash moves.
    All about celebrity status with him.

    I’m waiting to see what he’ll throw at Sean Payton, if he gets the green light to move on from NOLA.
    Philly is already being reported to have Payton on their radar.

    I think he’d be a good fit for us too but, it’s us, tightwad Ownership, with a poor track record of continuity, among other notable dysfunctions.

    One upside, is the Parcells connections, if that amounts to anything.
    Jed and the entire York entity just need to get the eff out of the picture.
    They’ve got NO NFL credentials to even dabble in this business.

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    β€œJim Tomsula has been relieved of his duties as head coach.”

    He had duties? Oh yeah, scapegoat, sideline buffoon, pressers stand in. I forgot.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Schefter:

    “Now that 49ers have parted ways with Jim Tomsula, they are expected to explore idea of hiring Saints HC Sean Payton, per mortreport and me.”

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently, Payton’s daughter lives out here.

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I know we disagree on Baalke but, I question just how much leeway he’s had in terms of spending money and, what the Whiz Kids did, or didn’t allow in terms of Draft priorities.
    I think there was too much ‘management’ involved from Jed and Paraag but, WTF do I know about what went on behind the walls at 4949?

    My stump has been about letting the football people run the football biz.
    Baalke knows enough to know he needs help Offensively IMO.
    I think he sought that from Harbaugh.
    Why that relationship didn’t work is anyone’s guess?

    He can find Defensive talent. He’s simply not gonna deliver an Offense alone.
    For that side of the ball, he’s smart to seek a partner he can coexist with on that side of the ball.
    Which is why I’ve drawn a line to Sean Payton as a possibility.

    We’ll see what develops now that Jimi T is out of the way.
    Chryst has to be relieved of his duties as well.

    Stay tuned….

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Add this to the list of interesting facts.
    Jed has a sister by the name of Mara.

    Just something to make me think, Hmmmmm?
    Where did that come from?

    There’s a long standing connection between SF and the NYG.
    Which included John McVay.

  79. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Most draft picks come fairly cheap considering what they make after a few years. Baalke’s draft picks suck his picks are mediocre at best and terrible for the most part. Hes had 5 yrs to designs this years team. He shoulda been fired 6 weeks ago.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder it’s not going to ruin my life if he’s replaced.
    I’m simply asking just how much influence was applied from above?
    An old 9er, Vinny Cerrato went to DC years ago, to wear the GM Cap for Danny Boy.

    We all know who ran that FO too.

    I do think Baalke earned his stripes while coming through the ranks under Parcells.
    Given that history, I’d take him hands down over Jed and Paraag, and their collective Whiz Kid strategies, that have been reported over their years together, in this FO structure.

    It just smacks of dysfunction to me.
    Several of Baalke’s Draft Picks include Ellington and Patton, who got next to no exposure since they were Drafted.
    We need Offense. Badly.
    Baalke knows this too.
    I’ll bet the next HC is of the Offensive pedigree too.

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And, Baalke shops with that intention in mind Winder.
    Buy low, develop, offer extensions when warranted.
    He took some chances on injuries to be sure.
    But, with that in mind, he sought potential for the future.
    We really didn’t have immediate needs beyond a replacement for Alex just a few years ago.
    I’ve read that he looks 3yrs down the road.
    If you land a gem, as he did with Aldon, who jumps into the starting lineup immediately, all the better.

    It’s always a crapshoot in the Draft game.
    Depth is important.
    We lost a ton of it this past year.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pears was slotted to replace JMart as a rotational swing guy.
    He got thrown into the starting lineup due to the untimely departure of AD.
    Too many holes to fill at once.
    We see the results this year.

    Kaep was a major disappointment as well.

  83. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Either Payton or, Chip, with a Defense behind them, would be worth the price of admission.

    Snagging Hodges in a Trade could help with the anticipated departure of Wilhoite, who simply wasn’t nearly the coverage LB Patrick was.
    No one was going to step into Patrick’s shoes or, Justin’s shoes for that matter.
    2 major hits that simply weren’t planned for.
    I can’t hang that on Baalke entirely.
    Borland and AD came out of the blue too.

    Sometimes, the best laid plans implode.
    That’s football….

  84. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, yeah, I guess so, if you blame all the missteps and flops on someone else and give Baalke credit for the few that shine, he looks pretty good.

    If he needed advice on offense from Harbaugh he should have taken it. If he gets advice from a subject matter expert/proven winner and doesn’t take it, who’s at fault?

    Baalke’s experience as a scout and personnel guy doesn’t focus on just defense. If that was the case we need to hire what, four or five more GMs to share the load so we can keep Baalke? What’s the point of that?

  85. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “Do not be deceived. You will reap what you sow.”

    – Tweet by Jim Harbaugh, a little while ago.

    Boom lowered.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/1/3/10706764/jim-harbaugh-sub-tweet-jim-tomsula-firing-49ers

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not assessing or deflecting blame NoFear49er.
    He owns those decisions as the GM.
    I question the latitude he was/wasn’t afforded with Paraag’s presence.

    The end game is to have a plan that favors both sides of the ball.
    If Baalke’s strength is Defense, he’s wise to seek assistance, no?
    Whatever happened to teamwork? Common vision for the product you’re trying to build.
    He and Harbaugh obviously got along well enough to secure his recruitment from Stanford.
    Did Paraag/Jed muddle up that relationship?

    I sure don’t know the answers.
    Like the rest of us, I’m speculating on the possible dynamics involved.
    It’s Baalke’s roster as stipulated, I simply think he’s wise to share a vision with his HC.

    I don’t think he lobbied hard for Gase simply to waste his time either.
    Tomsula appears to have been Jed’s doing in that development.
    I could be completely wrong of course.
    I just can’t explain the efforts made by Baalke to secure his services only to have Tomsula thrown into the picture?

    My concerns have always been about the interference factors.
    Unfortunate for all concerned that Harbaugh and he couldn’t get past whatever it was that sent this thing off the rails in the first place.

    Now that Tomsula has had his hand played, whoever put him there in the first place has less protection from error going forward.

    I just hope they get this sh!t right, sooner than later.
    I also don’t want Ownership involved in something they know nothing about.
    Football business isn’t a lateral move for a Dr or a Business Major.
    Warts and all, Baalke is at least a football disciple, which is a far cry from being Uncle Eddie’s nephew.

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Scapegoat or not, Tomsula wasn’t qualified in the first place.
    If Jed wanted him there, Baalke had little, if any say, in that decision.

    But, you can bet, Jed will/did disappear from any scrutiny involved.
    It now cost him $10Mil to part ways.

    Stupid is as stupid does.
    Just find something else to do Jed.
    You aren’t qualified.

  88. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh left his tweet ambiguous for us to decide whether he was talking about York or Tomsula. I tend to believe it’s both – and that’s why I love Harbaugh. The man’s a geneous. Harbaugh stated clearly he felt York left him and disputed a mutual parting of the ways. But Harbaugh also thanked coaches who were loyal to him. He’s taken shots at Tomsula and York before.

    Either way, Harbaugh’s tweet with relative juxtaposition to his Citrus Bowl win two days ago, highlights what I’ve been saying all along: The only entity injured by the Harbaugh smear campaign executed by York… was York. Harbaugh is fine. The 49ers? Not so much.

    Right now the NFL is trying to find a way to breathe life back into the Silicon Valley market that Jed York has utterly phucked up. I can picture Roger, Kraft and Jones all huddled around a table trying to figure out which strings to pull on the NFL Network puppet to get the fan base in Northern California excited again.

    Kraft: Whose name do we drop, Roger, to bring the fans back to SF?

    Roger: I don’t know, Krafty, but it better be a big name and it better get people talking again.

    Jerry: Did you guys know that I don’t even care if my team makes the playoffs? I just rake in the dough no matter what. Jason Garrett? Please. He’s a joke, but he makes me money.

    Kraft: What if we offer up Sean Payton or Chip Kelly?

    Roger: Payton’s smart enough to see that for him to be successful in SF, he needs a GM. Payton won’t leave the Saints for a dead-end job else where.

    Kraft: Who said anything about hiring? We’re just trying to get the fan base excited again. Chip Kelly will do just fine.

    Jerry: Think Kelly is weak enough now that he’ll agree to Baalke staying on as GM?

    Roger: Nobody’s that weak. What do you think Jed thinks about all this?

    Kraft: Piss on that little turd. How can anyone in their right mind screw-up that market for all of us so completely? That kid is a moron. We need to find a way to get him outta here.

    Roger: Too bad there aren’t anymore riverboat gambling licences we can temp that family with….

    Kraft: That was geneous, wasn’t it?

    Roger: Paul Tagliabue told me about that. We can figure someway to remove Jed.

    Spitblood: Removing Jed, gentlemen, is how you get the fans to come back. I’ll come back….

    Jerry Jones: Who the hell let this joker in here?

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit the connection in all of this Payton talk is Parcells.
    Payton and Baalke are already connected, by way of the Tuna.

    Question becomes who’s going to write that check?
    We already know what tightwads the Yorks are.
    That’s half of the problem.
    The other half, is lack of football knowledge.

    Dr Daddy and Denise are defacto Owners, thanks in large part to Eddie wanting Ownership to remain, ‘in the Family’.

    Jed plays the role of concerned nephew, keeper of the Dynasty, all around Whiz Kid.
    He’s out of his league, though his intentions are good, he’s simply trying to look the part.

    Be a Rooney, a Mara or, a Tisch.
    Write the checks and, stay away.
    Go count your pesos and enjoy life, out of view, out of day-to-day involvement.

  90. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, I don’t remember you thinking “being a football guy” cured all else where Mike Nolan was involved. But maybe he didn’t have to deal with any of those foolish owners like poor Baalke does.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He suffers from what that kid in Texas, Ethan Couch, is going through. Affluenza.
    Rich. Coddled. Clueless. Trying to justify his existence.
    Just too stupid to fly under the radar of common sense.

    I guess Jed wasn’t dumb enough to drive drunk and kill people at least.
    But, he’s sure making a mess of his day job nonetheless.

  92. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    They may well think Jed’s an idiot who screwed his team and his fans but you’re dead wrong about the league thinking Jed’s a punk. He’s a hero to those big $$ boys for getting that stadium built after San Francisco shut the door twice on it.

    Until it starts having an effect on the growing TV market/money who cares what the local market does to Jed’s bottom line?

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er my breaking point with Nolan was that he lost the locker room.
    Had no problem with his football IQ.
    For me, it ALL centers around the toxic mixture of Ownership.
    We’ve tried and failed to secure a Franchise QB, going back to Alex, now Kaep.
    Whether that blame goes to McCloughan, Baalke, Harbaugh, whomever, the Ownership segment remains a common denominator for me.

    Football is always about the dynamics of Coaching and Players.
    I have no room for Ownership involvement in that dynamic.

    Cited Danny Boy and Jerruh many times as reasons why SF is looking so dysfunctional.

    OK to disagree on Baalke, I’m fine with that.
    I’m actually surprised he’s dealt with the Yorks as long as he has.
    Always admired Parcells, hence, I think his Coaching Tree is pretty sound.
    Given the Payton rumblings, it’s looking more and more like another ride for The Tuna Gang in SF, to me at least.

    Whether the Ownership can leave it alone and, give it what it needs, is the question.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s precisely why I thought Tomsula was so important to them NoFear49er.
    NFLE.
    Plain and simple.
    Dr Daddy IS the Ambassador for the NFL and it’s ventures abroad.
    They might have retained his services simply because of that appeal?

    Jaryd Hayne as well, another piece by which to bring Market appeal beyond the States.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Conversely, Jed can’t afford a shiny new stadium playing to diminishing attendance.
    Glad to see people showing up for the guys wearing our colors however.
    Cheer for the guys who get paid to play.
    Protest the Ownership while you’re there.
    All good in my book.
    People paid a hefty price to see a quality product.
    Hold Jed accountable.

  96. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “NoFear49er my breaking point with Nolan was that he lost the locker room.”

    Says who? Nancy Gay, Ann Killion, Tim Kawakami? Chuck? All the headline whores?

    They tried to paint Harbaugh in the same manner.

    “That’s precisely why I thought Tomsula was so important to them NoFear49er.
    NFLE.”

    You might be on to something there, NJ49er.

  97. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Too long ago to recall exact information for me NoFear49er but, it might have been VD, maybe Staley too, pushing back on the Nolan/Alex injury topic?
    I do recall some stories about Camps forming on either side of the ‘manhood’ line.

    It’s been a long, painful ride with the Yorks.
    Felt good about Dr Daddy stepping aside when it happened.
    Had high hopes Jed would right the ship too.

    Whatever happened in the Harbaugh era is just too hard to fathom.
    There’s an internal dysfunction of some kind that we may never know fully.

    My simplistic remedy is to keep the Yorks away from ANYTHING related to the football ops.
    They know nothing about it.
    But, neither does Irsay and others like them.
    Shad Kahn in JAX appears to be heading in the right direction.
    He’s happy to play in London, appears to stay invisible in the process.
    Makes improvements for the fans in JAX, spends money when needed.
    I just wish the Yorks could find something close to that balance.
    They’ll make their coin without the need to be seen/heard IMO.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    All this Dr Daddy/Paraag stuff is looking more and more like the point of contention in most of these issues too.
    Paraag had issues with Harbaugh, Kaep too.
    Whether it was he who leaked these stories or not, he’s well connected to the York’s.

    You never hear this sh!t surrounding the NYG out here.
    The media in these parts are as tough as they come too.
    Parcells was a Master at playing the media, Belichick too.
    What got out about Harbaugh was deliberate. No question.
    Why is the question?

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sean Payton is only 52 years old so he has at least another 10 plus years of coaching if he’s not burnt out. Some perspective from NOLA

    http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2016/01/whether_its_with_saints_or_som.html#incart_2box

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, if we’re willing to pay Payton, I think we’ve got some familiar faces and past connections he’d be comfortable with.
    Compensation to NOLA is the hot button topic.
    Have to wait to see just what shakes out between he and Loomis of course.
    Ownership issues surrounding Benson and his heirs is probably a good reason to run, if they allow him to.

    No reason to think Payton would have a problem Drafting his own QB to groom either.
    It all comes down to his current Contract and how much leeway they’ll afford him.

    As mentioned earlier, Ross in Miami is all about splash hires.
    Whether they’ll have any Picks to offer is another matter.
    Baalke has stocked some extras, which is always a good thing in this game.

    NOLA holds his rights. See what develops.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Florio and Larry Brown Sports Payton not going to Dolphins
    http://larrybrownsports.com/football/sean-payton-dolphins-colts-49ers/287339

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s fine with me Bullit.
    As mentioned, Payton has ties to Mangini, Sparano and Baalke via Parcells.
    For me it’s been a pretty easy connection to make.
    Again, will the Yorks roll out the Brinks truck for him?
    He’s very well compensated right now and, NOLA will likely want something in return.
    We’ll have money to spend in FA which could offset a Pick or 2.

    We’re going to have plenty of drama to follow in the coming weeks.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Having Kaep as a possible Trade prospect doesn’t hurt either.
    NYJ, maybe the team Chip signs on with?

    AD is still under Contract and very much in the grey area for return or Trade as well.
    For me, this is all about finding an Offense.
    No doubt in my mind Baalke and Payton could work together to build both sides of the team too.
    Should be an interesting phase of 49er remediation coming, provided the Yorks stop their cheapo practices this time around.

  104. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another splash hire that might fit Ross in Miami is Chip.
    We already know Kaep owns a Dolphins cap too.
    Do the math on that potential speculation πŸ˜€

    Also, the NYJ are dealing with an aging OLine.
    AD is a NJ guy.
    Do the math on that one too….

    Mo Wilkerson broke his leg today in Buffalo.
    NYJ have Leonard Williams and Sheldon Richardson.
    Someone will be left out there between Mo and Sheldon.
    Baalke has Picks to offer and, Draft slots that could allow Trade backs to recoup anything he might have to deal away for Payton.
    Plenty of room to move to get things done.

  105. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, what’s the tenure of Mike McCarthy likely to be if he gets bounced from the Playoffs again?
    They’ve looked rather pedestrian in terms of Playoff success in recent years.
    Now, they’ve lost Home Field as one of their best assets as well.
    This should be interesting….

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both ESPN’s Mortenson and NFL Network’s Rappaport are reporting the Aints expect a 2nd round pick for the rights to Payton’s contract. Not as steep as I expected.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kawakami’s thoughts on Tomsula’s dismissal

    http://tinyurl.com/hgkexq8

  108. 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 β€” Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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