Dink and Dunker Special

The 49ers haven’t won a game in Seattle since the 2011 season. They swept the Seahawks that year, split with them the next two years, and were skunked in 2014 and 2015.

Still, our boys have a golden opportunity to end this drought next Sunday. Seattle is struggling without Niner killer Marshawn Lynch, and Russell Wilson has a high ankle sprain that has robbed him of his biggest weapon — his scrambling ability.

Against the Rams last week, Wilson was virtually immobile, forced to get the ball out fast or be squashed. IOW, he experienced first hand what it was like to be a 49er QB in 2015. Even so, he might very well have beaten the Rams with a game ending drive if Lynch replacement and former bust Christine Michael hadn’t fumbled the ball away deep in Rams territory.

The Niner O-line has been vastly improved this year, but Seattle’s has not. It seems like the Seahawks don’t bother much with the O-line, since Wilson is so elusive that most pass rushers are over-matched trying to catch him. That won’t be the case Sunday.

OTOH, the Niners don’t have near the pass rush that the Rams do. Plus, they’ll be selling out to stop the run. Just like Seattle will be doing. This game will probably be a low scoring affair, with a couple of big plays from either team determining the outcome. Seattle will be at home, has more big play guys and a much better defense, so it’s hard to pick against them.

But, it’s football and who knows, maybe the Niners will pull off the upset.


Below are a couple of pics from last Sunday’s game against the Panthers.

The first depicts a clueless Panther fan making a fool out of herself in front of several million TV viewers on the East and West coasts. At least out here in the Bay Area, we know how to fly a banner right side up. This poor woman went home from the game more embarrassed than the 49er team. Quite a feat. Alas, for the rest of her life, whenever anyone looks a bit askance at her, she’ll be thinking, “They know! They saw! They laughed! OMG!!!”

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This second pic clearly shows, as Ahmad Brooks predicted, the fear and trembling Cam Newton felt as he looked out over the 49er defense before barking out the signals for the next play. An obviously terrified soul.

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50 comments on “Dink and Dunker Special
  1. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently Cam didn’t get the “Fear the Niner D” message.

  2. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think Wilson’s being so elusive is what they banked on when trading Max Unger and a first round pick for Jimmy Graham and then letting Okung walk in FA.

    I know it’s tough to keep a team’s top players after a championship season but getting your QB killed isn’t usually the way to go.

    Even so, going to Seattle is going to be a tough game for us. They kept the Rams out of the end zone and are looking to get on track at home.

    If we use that man defense again, who do you put on Graham, Bowman? They will kill us with crossing routes and stacked receivers. They will focus on stopping the run and forcing Gabbert to throw into their secondary. Tough day for Gabbert, too.

  3. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Our flawed (QB, WRs, pass rush) and distracted team (backup QB) gamely plays in Seattle this Sunday as +/- 10 point dogs. History sez we cannot win this one but with the season still being young I remain mildly hopeful. At least to cover the spread. I guess we lose by 7 but I can’t bring myself to predict that ‘officially’. Maybe our CBs and DBs jump every route Wilson throws at them and we snuff drive after drive. Maybe the Gabber completes 80% of his passes, Hyde runs for 100 yards and our D sacks Wilson 3 times. Maybe not though.

    Big road game for the young inexperienced Niners with the fractured front office. Changing my call to 20-17 Niners because I’m a hopeful guy.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pats QB talent runs 3 deep
    Baalke doesn’t seem to believe he needs to use draft picks to enhance the Niner passing offense. Failing miserably in shoring up the passing offense of this team leaving it one dimensional.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner Nation posted this
    “Wentz, Prescott, Brissett. Man! I’m really excited to see what the 49ers can do with their rookie quarterback at some point this year …….”
    ===
    We all know the rookie QB plays for the Bengals now.

    I’m still amazed that Baalke refuses to bring in a young QB for the practice squad. That is failure personifiedand Baalke should be fired for negligence.

  6. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Bullit. Why is this acceptable to York? It is an embarrassment to the proud Niner tradition of great QBs to chronically have a barren cupboard. I look forward to the next GM regime (Gamble?) getting this straightened out.

    Now we have 3 flawed QBs and no developmental pipeline. Sad!

  7. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jed does not like strong competent types. They make him uncomfortable. A Silver Spoon rich boy given a football team as a toy to play with by mommy deserves to have only squishy, compliant kiss-asses who make him feel good about himself. The filthy unwashed fans will just have to cope. Or get a rope…

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why is Kap not valued high enough to get a trade going here. A CLE 4th or 5th is too much?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/23/josh-mccown-has-broken-collarbone/

    Is he a coach killer.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Richard Sherman says a white has to get behind this movement to have a chance of getting positive things done. Actually this is politically damaging to hillary. NC will easily go Trump now because of Charlotte.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/9/23/13030168/colin-kaepernick-most-disliked-nfl-player-poll

  10. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    It seems to me the black lives matter, black power, and many of the rest of president zero’s race baiting minions have taken all the fun out of watching these overpaid protesting morons perform.

    I read today that Kelly and York support these protestors. I then in turn support them losing every game and tv viewers/ratings until they either quit using these games to spit on the flag and the country or go broke.

    Disgusting Kaepernick and his misinformed ilk of perpetually unhappy turds have turned MY team into something that’s not a professional football team but a professional crybabies platform, as if it wasn’t already to a large extent.

    I’m close to writing off the NFL period and restrict football in my house to college games. And if they take up this hate-America banner, eff them, too.

    These ignorant clowns play a game that makes them ultra rich and privileged. If not for it most would be doing menial labor. What a country.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I just added a “like/unlike” button at bottom of each comment. Hope nobody minds. We’ll see how it goes. Not sure how it works just yet. Let me know if it seems too cheesy.

  12. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I like the LIKE button Skeebs

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I thought it might give readers who don’t comment a chance to participate discreetly.

  14. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Absolutely. And those of us windbags, amen, can see if we are just blowing smoke or if there is a consensus on some of our POVs. Like hanging York…or ourselves.

  15. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    …or Chuck.

    How bad is Glaine Babbert? Despite kelly’s rah-rah coverup he is an inaccurate passer since college days. This crap is normal =

    David Neumann does a good job breaking down inaccuracy issues of BG here =

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/9/23/13021084/blaine-gabbert-inaccuracy-49ers-offensive-problems

    It appears Ponder is more accurate than BG or CK from what I have seen but not holding my breath

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy is a dipwad and since no GM with any common sense will touch him, we will probably end up just cutting him once he shows one more time the lack of progress.

  17. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    With any luck Johnnie the J will have ample opportunity to show his ineptitude Without getting crippled so we can cut him and be done with this SJW/3rd rate backup once and for all. I agree no GM will want him now. Not even ours. Who also needs to go.

    The only QB we have who is not backup material is maybe Ponder. Maybe

  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Tomi disses Colin Kaeperneck…

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/qq0_nyWVXCI

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, so much for that. I shit canned the like/dislike buttons. The first plugin wouldn’t display the “dislike” button and the second wouldn’t allow more than one choice per thread. IOW, two useless programs. Dumb idea, basically.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The beat writers are spending about five times as much print on the backup QB as they are on the team. Getting impossible to find any pleasure in following this ridiculous franchise.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    AP is IR’D so Gore has career rushing spotlight only on him this year.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/9/24/13041034/frank-gore-to-jump-from-13th-to-9th-all-time-within-weeks

  22. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been boycotting CKs protest movement and the media that promotes it. There’s plenty to ignore but one still finds news about the team and various players. That I read, watch and enjoy. I reached Johnnie the J burnout weeks ago and my boycott started. It’s worked great and is now extended to NFL policies which support a biased political activism. I’ll still follow the team but there is a lot I ignore to my benefit.

    Maybe because I’m inured to biased media blather by following my candidate in the election I am well prepared to scorn about half of what I read and hear. This transfers easily to the political antics of the SJWs like Kaepernick. Works for me.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t see this game being anything but a low scoring affair.
    I’d like to see s squeak one out, finally, in the Clink.
    9ers – 20
    ‘Hawks – 17

  24. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I think a lot of people/fans are doing this already. Maybe the SB was peak NFL? The mood of many fans/citizens has really changed for the worse this year.

  25. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Got it NJ. Yer in the Official Prognostication Data Base, lol.

    BTW am reading an older book written originally during the Niner Dynasty, 1987 = Interference How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football. No doubt this is what Walsh was complaining about = influence of gambling in pro ball. It has been going on for a while, sadly. Author talks about the book on YouTube =

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_nl1TQhDuI

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Well I am really tired of some of the crap that’s going on but I still want to see us kick the snot out of Seattle. I kinda doubt that’s a happening thing but who knows. I know it will be a tough day for both our O and D. This game should let us know what we really have or don’t.
    21-20 niners

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil where there’s an opportunity to make a buck, while controlling the game, (Officiating) it’s too easy to cry ‘FIX’.
    Organized Crime indeed.
    It now manifests itself as Politics and Big Business.
    2 things the NFL is adept at.

  28. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s going to be a dog fight vs SEA as it always is. Will we be competitive this year for a change? Probably too soon to expect much…

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives: RT Davis, QB Ponder, T Theus, CB Cromartie, DT Jerod-Eddie, DT Hart, RB Harris.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    God damn Baalke
    Garrison Smith stops Hyde for no gain.
    Niot sure why he cut Smith based on a helluva preseason

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Poor roster decisions will continue to plague the Niners.
    Neglect of the passing game both at QB and WR is hurting this team now.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Jose Fernandez age 24.
    One of the best pitchers in baseball dies in a boating accident.
    Devastating blow to the Marlins.

  33. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Niners too. How ’bout that 3rd/10 run up the gut by Draughn for -2 yds?

    Taps for Balkey.

  34. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    How ’bout we try one of our other backup QB? Gabbert is garbage

  35. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It will be interesting to see how the Chipster talks his way around this one.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert is playing like garbage but the receivers are not getting any separation.
    Serious lack of talent at WR.
    Too obvious to throw to Kerley or Draughn on 3rd down

  37. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the talent on our offense is lacking in a lot of areas. Our passing game sucks and so does our running game. I am sure there is a bright side somewhere but I dont’ see it.

  38. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So, the Seahawks rub what we already knew in our faces: This team is wretched, and won’t be getting better anytime soon. The Assholery of our Front Office has brought us to this, and unless that Front Office changes, any changes we make will b deck chairs on the Titanic style.

    Jed and Trent: You are both Fvckwits.

  39. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Grump my thoughts too = this goes beyond coaching or players. FO needs a housecleaning big time.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This year’s FO accomplishment, thee might be a lack of talent but they are sitting on $49 mil plus in salary cap room.
    Baalke thinks this guarantees him another year to return and spend it.
    Isn’t this Baalke’s last contract year?

  41. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    How can you expect those snowflakes to get up for a game when all they’ve been doing all week is crying how this oppressive country is keeping them down? Probably hard to play trying to see through all the tears.

    Change the narrative you stupid people or you’ll not only lose the pissed off patriots you’ll lose most of the rest from disinterest and/or embarrassment.

    Some jerkoff on another blog was whining that I wasn’t giving proper credit to the Niners for being able to put so many points on the board. I wonder how he’ll spin this clusterf*ck. I guess he’ll want to give credit to Hyde for those two garbage time TDs when they opened the gates, too.

    Yeah, we’re a scoring machine in the new Kelly nobody-can-play-with-us system. All we did today was look terrible against a so-so defense and a team without an o-line. And we probably saved Seattle’s season for them.

    Damn that Harbaugh! Coming in here reminding us what pro football looks like.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another alltime great has passed.
    RIP Arnold Palmer
    I’ll have an ice tea/lemonade in your honor.

  43. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh has Michigan rolling and that’s the team to watch on weekends. Instead of watching quality Harbaugh football, you guys succumb to the NFL owner-driven propaganda of “be forever faithful” like that somehow shows your character. Nevermind that the character of Jed York — the one you all basically show loyalty to — is disgusting. Nevermind that most good NFL or even college coaches know that Jed York is disgusting and it’ll be years before Jed York’s Harbaugh sins are forgotten – allowing him to hire a decent coach. And that means those who succumb to “be a forever faithful” syndrome will be losing quality weekend time for years to come, watching terrible 49er football while clinging to the idea you’re faithful.

    The one saving grace for York years ago was the Scot McCloughan put together a tough football team made-up of men with “steel in the spines” as Jim Harbaugh used to say. That McCloughan project attracted Harbaugh, much like Michigan’s D last year took Harbaugh back to Michigan (the man can evaluate talent).

    I suppose it’s possible that York once again finds another diamond in the rough like another, younger version of Scot McCloughan who rebuilds the 49ers into a team full of talent, but it’s not likely. Currently, and with ample and sufficient evidence, York can’t see that Trent Baalke is a bad GM wasting picks on smaller players who are constantly injured in the NFL, or players injured in college who don’t produce anything in the NFL…. or just plain ole’ busts.

    I was driving home from the Bay Area tonight and was listening to the Giants’ game on the radio. After the game, I switched over to Larry Kruger (sp?) who blasted both Blaine Gabbert and Trent Baalke. Merton Hanks was on the show and both were critical of Gabbert. Hanks said Gabbert is a one read qb and after that, he’s got nothing.

    I haven’t been watching, but it seems to me that’s been the criticism of Kaep on these blogs for a while now by those who still love Alex Smith and hold a grudge now muddied by anthem protests against Kaep. “Kaep’s a one read qb who can’t read defenses?” Nevermind that his offenses have sucked for two years and the skill players around him are equally as bad.

    We all know Kaep can make plays when plays break down. Even if you don’t like Kaep, you have to admit that. So if both Kaep and Gabbert are one read qbs, and Kaep has the advantage when plays break down, it’s just a matter of time before Kaep’s in there…. if he wants to be.

    And that’s the key: Does Kaep want to risk injury for this team? What would you rather do? Sit on the bench and get paid for 2012/2013, or play for Chip Kelly’s college offense and risk injury like Bradford and Foles – potentially forfeiting a salvageable career else-where?

    Kaep, Harbaugh, York and Baalke. Two of them suck. Two of them have greatness inside. You’re all just wasting your time….

  44. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF they certainly are playing like a team divided. Maybe many players think Kelly is nuts to put divisive social issues they disagree with above football. It is poor leadership if the team is not truly united and there are better ways to handle it. Yes social issues, racial issues, are bigger than the gridiron but for the HC and the owner to very publicly involve themselves is ignorant if a team wants unity. Not that the Niner HC, bench warmer QB and owner do. Sadly. Because “social justice” will never come from singling one group out as always victims and always blaming another group as perpetrators regardless of the facts in each case.

    Divided team, divided fans, divided country. This is a political strategy of ‘divide and conquer’ and it results in weakness not strength. Like we saw today.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs the next thread title?
    Stink and Stunker?

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spineless in Seattle.
    Scoreless for the 3rd Quarter once again. 45mins of football is plenty.
    Halftime adjustments ain’t us.
    At the Clink. We stink.
    Even with sideline play cards, it’s too loud.
    We kneel for O’Neil. Blame Gabbert – He takes our breath away.
    Our Owner raises no banners. They’re pulled behind aircraft to save him the trouble.
    Baalke no Taalke.
    Levi’s Stadium – Great place for a tan, not so much for a Fan.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jed York Marketing Plan.
    Bake the Fans in the sun. Sell more beer?
    New team spokesman – Officer Barbrady says…Move along people, nothing to see here.

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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