Return of the Jerk

The 49ers are five games into the 2016 season and already the year is a lost cause. So, why not re-insert a lost cause at QB? At this point that is just cosmetic whimsy. It’s GM Trent Baalke‘s hand picked team and it stinks. And there’s no fixing it any time soon.

The Chip Kelly offense has distinguished itself only when trailing by three touchdowns or more in the fourth quarter. In those circumstances, the offense has been fairly prolific. It has also helped the opponent run out the clock, while puffing up the yardage and points totals, and making the final score seem like there had been a reasonably competitive contest instead of a big ass butt whipping.

Now that dipshit is back under center, we can expect sack totals to increase dramatically. I’m sure the O-line guys are just thrilled. Why the Niner FO thinks a guy who has always put himself apart from and above the team is somehow going to lead them is beyond comprehension, even for the Jed York crew of dimwits. It would serve them right if the jerk shredded a knee and put the team on the hook for $14.5 wasted cap millions next year.

It took Kelly two and a half years to lose the locker room in Philly. He’s lost it here in only five games. Changing QBs is nothing more than a Hail Mary to deflect the growing criticism of Chip’s coaching and his choices for coaching assistants. And the players know it.

The staggering mess York has made of the franchise in just two short years almost defies comprehension. And yet, each week, more messes are tossed on the pile. The fans are turned off, the stadium is half empty, and we have a clown show on the sidelines every week.

Is there an exorcist in the house?




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105 comments on “Return of the Jerk
  1. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    I don’t believe there’s ever been an in-game casualty before in the NFL. I’m hoping to hear “Taps” being played in Buffalo.

  2. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone who replaces Skeeber’s beloved Alex Smith is going to be a jerk. It’s just convenient for him that Kaep’s controversial and his blog following is 99% old racist white dude.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    lol.

  4. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s not controversial at all. He’s a spotlight whore who doesn’t give a shit about the fans paying his way except as a captive audience for his social political bullshit.

    Anyone who throws the racist label around as much as you do doesn’t know what it means. Or much else.

    I can only hope Kaepernick sees the light. That blinding flash type. Preferably in the first half.

  5. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So NF’s hoping a law abiding unarmed black man who just donated $1 million to charity gets shot to death? Why does that not surprise me?

  6. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear: I don’t think you’re racist. I just think you should stop waving the confederate flag at hanging parties and re-exam why you put a tree stand up 250 yards from the Mexican border. I don’t think you’re racist but I’m pretty sure Trump’s purposed Muslim ban had the same effect on you as an overdoes of Viagra.

  7. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    overdose*

  8. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Silly season, not just the Niners

  9. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “So NF’s hoping a law abiding unarmed black man who just donated $1 million to charity gets shot to death? Why does that not surprise me?”

    It doesn’t surprise you because you’re the asshole who made it up. The light I was talking about is the one seen when one gets slammed to the ground by some fast moving 280 pound patriot.

    .

    Spitblood, you use the term ‘old white dude’ as an insult and in your pea brain you think you claim some moral high ground by calling everyone who disagrees with your stupid horseshit a racist. Wanna see a real-life racist? Look in the mirror you fckn moron.

  10. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NoFear talk is cheap and in general should be valued as such.

    Meanwhile we wait on pins and needles to see if the skinny guy can pull a rabbit out of his afro and rescue our season from its self-inflicted wounds. Since its taken several years of effort and neglect to create our situation (sucky) it might be a bit much to expect any big improvement at this late date.

    But the NFL is firmly of the mind that it CANNOT BE player protests against our country causing the ratings crash. Right, whatever. Embracing those SJWs that hate your sport maybe is not a good strategy to increase popularity =

    ” In a leaked internal memo, the NFL blames much of the ratings hit on the presidential race, different matchups, and points to the historic ratings highs of recent years. Moreover, it claims that its own “data” shows that player protests are not a factor, that fans aren’t tuning out because the league is relaxing its notorious restrictions on player self-expression so long as those players are social justice warriors.”

    ” While it’s difficult to explain the behavior of millions of people by reference to any single cause, I’m dubious of the NFL’s attempt to rule out player protests as offering any explanation for the ratings drop. The NFL isn’t the NBA. Its fan base isn’t as clustered in progressive urban centers but is far more equitably distributed across the country. Thus, it plays a doubly dangerous game by embracing the social justice left. It stands to alienate more fans than it attracts, and it’s in bed with a cultural force that ultimately despises the league itself. Social justice warriors hope to destroy football. They don’t want what’s best for the league or the sport. Instead, they want to use it until they kill it.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/440983/nfl-ratings-keep-falling-why

  11. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear: I’m no hypocrite. I’ve got some racism in me, too. I’m not immune to liking my own shit better than the neighbor’s. But at least I can admit it to myself and understand how that affects the neighbor – so I don’t slight them. You, however, and almost everyone else on this blog, are so far from recognizing your bigotry it’s comical. Donald Trump is exposing the right side of America as one phucked up portion of our population.

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, my hope is he fails miserably and reminds everyone why he was benched in favor of Gabbert. I’ve got no use for him or his BLM/black power America-hating pals.

    .

    Spitblood, your ignorance is astounding.

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Unless kappy did a total turnaround in the last month I imagine he’s gonna get creamed. I have always had high hopes for him but his play on the field and the total bullcrap of his protest have tuned me against him. I don’t care if he gets hurt or not I just want him gone.

    If you look who’s posting you would think we were back at the sf gate. What fun.

  14. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – Coming from you, that’s a compliment.

    “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”

    -Henry David Kaepernick

  15. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I think I used to hang out on the corner with him. Not agreeing with the way Kap is doing things doesn’t make one a racist. Everyone respects the right for free speech, but no has to respect the way it’s done.

  16. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – I agree with you, but there’s a fundamental racism in America today that whether Trump intends it or not, he’s exposing. The old, racist Republican white dude can’t adapt or change. People like NoFear want the world around them to stay the same, without any growth. It’s a problem in America. It’s at the heart of the Black Lives Matter and Kaep anthem protests. Old white dudes want to wrap the flag around themselves and do nothing. 90% of the time it works for them. 10% of the time, when change is forced upon them, they cry and swear up and down the American way of life is crumbling. It’s ironic, but the reason the American way of life is crumbling isn’t because of kids with their pants hanging low, or gang-bangers in the streets. The reason America is in decline is because old racist white dudes can’t adapt and “Fear” change more than anything.

  17. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, my apologies NF. Read what you posted again; it sure reads like you were advocating a hit. But, I’ll take your word for it.

  18. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- there is fundemental racism in the U.S and everywhere. But it is far from being exclusive to old white dudes. Take a leisurely walk through Bayview or maybe East Oakland someday. Or if your a little more south try east San Jose. Tell me about all the old white dudes that you see.

  19. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Focusing on “race”, old white men, murderous black thugs, needy Hispanics, Asian gangs as the fundamental problem in the US is self-defeating and off target. Rather I believe our focus needs to be on our more basic attributes than differences such as “race”, “gender”, “wealth”, “education”, etc. Commonalities as being Americans, citizens, positive productive members of society. This does not mean ignoring or denying our differences or inequalities,

    As long as our differences are said to be the cause of our problems they will never be solved. Why do people/politicians/partisans do this? Why focus on the problems and not on the obvious solutions? Why not “Americans first and always”?

    I wonder.

  20. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – You miss the point. The point is the old racist white dudes control the power in America. It’s one thing to be poor, Mexican and racist. It’s another thing all together to be rich, white, in control and racist. I think you understand that, though. You like all the other old, racist white dudes love the Red Herring fallacy.

  21. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes Winder it is hard to understand why and how “racism” gets narrowed down to just one racial group. This is irrational and obviously false but those holding this view cling bitterly to their POV. To the point of violent verbal and physical attacks on those who reject those views.

    Why is this?

  22. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So a mob of Hispanics and blacks chasing whites with clubs in San Jose etc etc have no power? But their intended victims do? Talk about red herrings! Racism is RACISM, forget about the “power” excuse. Do you deny this?

  23. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The point is the James Bond 00 license to kill power given to police without accountability. Execution of an unarmed man with hands up for an alleged broken tail light (Tulsa, two weeks ago) with neither judge, jury, nor Constitutionally guaranteed due process is unacceptable in the United States.

  24. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *Tulsa was a stalled car, not broken tail light – that one was Minneapolis with the guy in the driver’s seat, guy’s GF in the front seat and their baby in the back last month

  25. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *Also a “broken tail light” by the University of Cincinnati cop with full police powers of an unarmed man visiting from out of state – that was a few months ago

    Right at this minute, two Albuquerque cops are on trial for 1st degree murder of a homeless mentally ill WHITE guy. One cop was recorded saying, “I’m going to kill him.” a couple hours before.

    I’ve mentioned before that ABQ police were investigated by the DOJ and the FBI had to retrain the entire force, because of a SYSTEMATIC shoot first mentality.

  26. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    In Tulsa, they had multiple police cars and a helicopter directly overhead. The helicopter pilot radioed down, “He looks like a really bad, bad man!” Then then unarmed man with hands up was tazed, then he was shot.

    The only difference between that and a lynching was that instead of wearing white sheets, the killers wore blue unis.

    Kap may have more behind his protest but those incidents and many more are the crux of the issue – the militarization of the police begun during the Vietnam War and escalated because of the War On Drugs. Without adequate training or accountability.

  27. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    “The only difference between that and a lynching was that instead of wearing white sheets, the killers wore blue unis.”

    Exactly, RT…. exactly. Powerful sentence and true.

    The only reason these cops continue to get away with it is because old racist white dudes like NoFear, who blindly follow with a “military mentality” of never questioning the higher ups, continue to deny there’s a problem, and in some case goes 180 degrees in the opposite direction, claiming the cops are victims. Take off your blinders, old white dudes….

  28. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Are you two are avoiding my questions?

  29. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    What do you guys think of Kaep and the Black Lives Matter movement?

    Winder: I’m an old white dude and football is entertaining to me and I don’t want to see that interrupted for something as small as black people dying. Did you guys watch Djano Unchained? Remember the Mandingo fighting scenes? Black people have been dying for years to entertain the white man. It’ll never change.

    NoFear: If this was the 1930’s, we would have strung up Kaep and gone back to drinking lemonade on the porch until pa’s bbq chicken was done.

    Phil: Those Muslims coming over from Syria are going to create sleeper cells and then attack when we aren’t looking. Kaep’s a Muslim. He’ll attack. Just you wait.

    NoFear: My vigilance can’t be questioned. Think I’m letting my guard down for a second with this Muslim president? How’d we let a Muslim be president anyway?

    Winder: As long as our Muslim president doesn’t interrupt 49er games, I’m cool with him. I don’t think Obama would be any good at Mandingo fighting, though.

    Skeebers: Did you guys see how nice Alex Smith’s butt looks in that Chief’s uni? Dude’s downright dreamy.

    Bakkentom: Trump isn’t a racist or a misogynist. He’ll make America great again by showing everyone how to avoid paying taxes, file for bankruptcy and grope women.

    RenoBerger: I used to love Kaep until he started to question my country. If I yell loud enough that Kaep’s a jerk, maybe some wealthy white executive in my community will give me a higher paying job.

    RT: Spitblood? What the hell are we doing blogging with these Nazis?

    Spitblood: I’m here trying to make their heads explode. I’m pretty sure I’m one good post away from sending NoFear to the puzzle factory.

    Skeebers: Do you guys think ESPN will ask Alex Smith to model some swimsuits this year?

  30. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Racism is racism, Phil. If unarmed white guys all over the country start getting shot to death by black cops on a regular basis, I’ll be all for the White Lives Matter movement.

  31. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Spit- you really don’t have a clue. But, you are entertaining.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network is running FootBall Life featuring Steve Young

    In case you haven’t seen it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYBVSqb2qCw

  33. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, what a crock of shit is your description of the Tulsa incident. That, like the phony “hands up don’t shoot” false narrative, is intended solely to incite riots not describe anything near the truth of the matter.

  34. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Really, NF? “Crock of shit?” Are you lying again like with your birther rubbish? Tell me, oh wise one, what happened (since I saw the whole thing on video and the chopper pilot was recorded). Tell me what YOU saw.

  35. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    RT – Why debate with an old racist white Republican who couldn’t find the truth if it was delivered to his doorstep? For Republicans, facts are pesky things.

  36. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Clearly RT and Spit just want to agitate and propagandize and neither are serious about discussing any of this. Not that I expected anything different. Waste of time; there is no common ground per their obfuscations but it’s no big deal = the US has turned against these childish divisive games.

  37. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Buffalo 35-23. There has always been injustice in this country and every other country too since the beginning of time. Who’s gonna stop it. Certainly not any BLM movement. Who’s gonna clean up the police. No one that’s who. When people are corrupt they do low down stuff. People who haven’t lived in and around massive poverty just don’t understand what’s going on. For every instance of police brutality, there are at least a thousand acts of violence in and around that neighborhood. Every once in a while innocent people get caught up in it. It’s sad and sometimes tragic but until the masses stop being so violent with each other it’s gonna continue to happen.

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, a biased youtube video is a poor substitute for facts.

    http://bit.ly/2d2PFyi

    Cops were called on a guy parked in the middle of the road and wandering around making threats to harm others and commit suicide. The call included the warning of someone had a gun.

    Cops could have done better and the citizen could have complied. Instead we have a guy shot dead by a nervous cop and a cop charged with manslaughter one. How is that anything like what you said it was?

  39. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The vegan anthem-kneeler will try to revive his read option glory days, like before he was a vegan anthem-kneeler.

    Bad luck to you, vegan anthem-kneeler, and bad luck to the boy-king-led Niners supporting his anti-American spotlight-hogging idiotic distraction instead of the fans who are really forced to support all of them if they still elect to support pro football.

  40. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Donald Trump is destroying the Republican party a little more each and every day. His insecurities are leaving such a scar on the Republican party that he honestly may destroy the party entirely. It really just depends on what happens with Paul Ryan and John McCain. It’s a given that Trump will lose in a landslide, but if Ryan and McCain suffer from abandoning Trump, the Republican Party as we know it is in jeopardy of collapse.

    If, after the election, Republicans who voted for Trump then turn on Trump and call him a loser, the party will survive. But if those same insane Trump supporters hold grudges against Ryan and McCain after Trump loses, that will only send the party more towards Trump’s agenda, and that’s a losing position for the Republicans.

    My guess is that Ryan and McCain stay, Trump becomes the “Ugly American” and the Democrats take the Senate, White House and Supreme Court. With the Republican party so destroyed because they compromised their values nominating someone so disgraceful, independents across the country will vote Democrat and the House will eventually fall in favor of the Democrats, giving the party a super majority potentially for a long, long time.

    This why John Boehner recently said Trump was barely a Republican. If Trump was a Democrat, that would have been a genius strategy by Democrats. Only problem is, Trump will be hated and ostracized like OJ for the rest of his life in America.

  41. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Piffle, poo and nonsense. It’s the silly season for shore.

    The Southern Dems who abandoned their increasingly socialist/commie party and came over to the Pubs as “New Conservatives” = Neo Cons are exposed by the Trump movement as warmongers. And they are returning to the Dem mothership via Clinton to indulge their desires in her (yours, the radical left) craving for more war, world domination. Get the hell out of here phony Pubs. Go home. Take your globalist scams outta here. Ryan, McCain are mere pimples on the Democrat globalist butt.

    At the same time the middle class is abandoning the hollowed Dem party and reforming as new Trump Democrats = those opposed to more wars wars wars, opposed to illegal alien invasion, contra jobs destroying Dems (who, remember do not give a shit for workers, jobs, industry, patriotism, community). Oh and Religion. Who needs God and religion when “We are the world”? lol.

    With every violent assault on the middle class the pro-American party is strengthened. Keep it up. Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, women, gays are all finding a welcoming home in the real conservative party. Which BTW is far bigger than Trump.

  42. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers have now been an underdog in all 22 games since Jim Harbaugh left to become Michigan’s head coach.”

  43. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As predicted Skeebs. Oddly by Spit and myself right when the first rumors came out of the FO. Now the finger of blame is finally pointing at one of the presumed architects of the fiasco…Balkey. Not so much for the 49 Wins dump job but for the mismanaged roster since then. But maybe Jimi knew where the roster was heading…

  44. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    Can’t wait for Bo Schembechler Jr.™ to cough up a lung again in the College Football Playoffs. He might even win his semi-final game. In fact, I hope he does. Only to get thoroughly embarrassed and steamrolled by AL-A-BAM-A in the Championship Game. Jimbo gonna get rolled up.

    And just keeping in step with this thread’s theme…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFRZBrOhqc

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    ““The 49ers have now been an underdog in all 22 games since Jim Harbaugh left to become Michigan’s head coach.”

    Now that’s funny. I guess them other guys’ full of hope turned to full of shit. Big surprise that.

    Tomsula and his staff of incompetent no-names were going to turn this team into winners. Good riddance to Harbaugh. He was the problem. Cheers to Trent and Jed for dumping him. Hahaha.

    IIRC the only folks who kept the cheerleading going at every turn are all posting in the barnyard of the talking donkey. They just keep telling everybody they’re always right, about everything.

    All that “expertise” no doubt comes out of the discussions during the ten minute breaks after downing kale and beet smoothies between their yoga and PC re-education classes.

    One day, by sheer law of averages, they may just hit one. Then the self-backslapping will begin in earnest.

  46. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    test

  47. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    What the phuck’s wrong with kale and beet smoothies between yoga classes? Seriously, NoFear, live a little. Expand your mind.

    The 49ers will suck for at least a decade because after Jed chose Trent over Jim, nobody with talent wants to work for Jed.

    And Sammy Davis Jr. – You can only hope Jim doesn’t win a championship at Michigan because then your narrative would be false. Harbaugh probably won’t win a championship in year two, but he’ll win one soon.

  48. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    I have kale growing in my garden — for the snails to munch on so they leave my good plants and flowers the hell alone.

  49. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh was one helluva 49er coach from training camp until the playoffs started. If we could bring him back to coach within that time frame then lock him up in Spitblood’s basement along with all of his other underage children, I’d be all for it.

  50. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Sammy Davis – So according to your narrative, Harbaugh was a bad playoff coach when he beat the high-powered Saints with one the worst qbs ever in Alex Smith? According to your narrative, he’s a bad playoff coach because he almost beat the world champs the next game with Kyle Williams and Alex Smith? According to your narrative, Harbaugh’s a bad coach because Colin Kaepernick ran wild on the Packers, and the 49ers came from behind to beat the Falcons in Atlanta?

    We all know the only reason you’re saying this is because when drunk you couldn’t handle the adversity that comes with losing to the Ravens, claiming it’s not the 49er way and placing all the blame at Harbaugh’s feet. If you were sober at the time, you’d see more clearly. Flacco got hot and our secondary coughed it up. Jim is Tom Coughlin.

    And let’s forget that by the 2012 season Baalke was stocking the team with walking zombies headed for the apocalypse. Nevermind that.

    But I’m with you on the Kale. It blows. It’s a shame it’s so damn good for you.

  51. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Look here, you wanna talk about Harbs khaki pants that’s one thing. I like khaki pants but that’s just Jimi and me. 49 Wins was in Antioch Friday scouting the #1 recruit, a RB, for his national championship team. But the good part is that he, a man with an eye for talent, got to announce the HS Homecoming Queen too. Hmmm, an eye for talent, imagine that…

    http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/video-break/article108487122.html

  52. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I used to go to quite a few Antioch high school games in the early 80’s. Good fun. Glad to see they got a ringer.

  53. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    “one the worst qbs ever in Alex Smith.”

    Your words exactly. And yet, your hero, Jim Harbaugh chose that worthless piece of shit over Peyton Manning. That egotistical bastard let hubris and his self-centered nature take precedence over the betterment of the team.

    “The team! The team! The team! The team!

    That motherless son of a phuck cost us at least one, if not two, maybe even three more Lombardi Trophies by wanting to do it his way. Not “My Way,” said Frank.

    Alex Smith > Peyton Manning
    Alex Smith > Peyton Manning
    Alex Smith > Peyton Manning

    Yet even after all of that, you continue to promote and extol his virtues like Jim Harbaugh was the best thing since I started flipping the channel every time I heard a story about BLM.

    There’s only one life that matters, and that’s Jim Harbaugh’s. And I’m gonna punch him in the goddamn throat until he bleeds from his asshole for losing the SB to Joe effing Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens.

  54. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del,
    You have three arguments against Harbaugh and none of them are any good.

    Your first argument is that Harbaugh chose Smith over Manning. There’s no evidence this is the case. Manning was a free agent. Harbaugh had no control over Manning’s destination. Manning got paid far more by the Broncos than anything cheap Jed would have paid him.

    Your second argument is that Harbaugh lost to Joe Flacco, and Flacco’s a bad qb. Well Flacco wasn’t a bad qb that year. If you’re fair, Flacco was dealin’ all playoffs long. Flacco got hot and won a ring, leaving Donte and Culliver pointing fingers.

    Your third argument is that Harbaugh didn’t win a Super Bowl with a great defense. My counter argument is that it’s hard to win a Super Bowl without a qb. Alex Smith was garbage and really, the 49ers’ defense was more dominant in 2011 than it was in 2012. By 2012, Kaep was just good enough because of the read option to take the 49ers to the Super Bowl, but the gimmick didn’t fool brother John and Joe Flacco threw the lights out in Georgia.

    But you have it your way. I see you already angling for more Harbaugh hate with your upcoming Michigan / Alabama or Harbaugh / Saban fight. But this year, Alambama has a very superior to team to the rest of college football and Jim’s only in year two of developing his program. Give Harbaugh three years and he’ll have a championship. Either way, college football is way better than the NFL now. Anyone see the Wisconsin / Ohio State game? The NFL can’t do that anymore.

  55. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep nailed it Spit. Might have had a different outcome in the SB IF the D hadn’t collapsed in the first half. Special teams gave up their 6 too, an untouched run back of the 2nd half kickoff. But its Harbaugh’s fault or maybe Kaepernick’s too. Right. No arguing with Del Mar’s fixed beliefs, eh?

    If only your political ideas were as astute as your football insights.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With the new deal that Kap signed it is clear that Baalke has no clue or long term plan at the most important position on the team.
    With the player option of opting out the Niners could be without a signed QB on the roster at the end of the season.

    Not even having a QB on the practice squad shows hubris or arrogance on the GM’s part. Nothing wrong with having a QB
    that is learning the system and will be there to compete next year?

    Baalke has no plan for the near term future. Thinking that one draft is going to turn it all around is ludicrous. But that is the state of the team as it stands now.

    This falls completely on Baalke’s shoulders. It is his ass on the line to some of the lack of talent on this team. His picks haven’t panned out and he’s let a lot of talent walk out the door with no viable replacement on the roster and the contracts signed with other teams proved to be quite reasonable.

  57. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    How many other NFL franchises can say that their starting QB looks like the next ISIS terrorist set to take down the London Underground?

    Go team!

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The truth is, we lost 2012 when we beat the Patriots – but lost Justin Smith.

    Justin was the dynamo that made that defense go. He played with effectively one arm the rest of the year and the whole defense suffered.

    We really should have been eliminated in the playoffs before the Super Bowl. The Falcons had us down 17-0 in the Conference title game. Then they got sloppy and played it too conservative in the second half, and we squeaked by them.

    And Flacco indeed was someone else in the playoffs that year. This is a guy who’s posted a solid 80s rating throughout his career as a QB. A couple of times barely into the low 90s, once in the 70s. He “Is what he is.”

    Except for the 2012 playoffs, when the thoroughly mediocre Flacco suddenly had delusions of Montanahood, and posted a damned 117.2 over four games.

    One Freaking Hundred and Seventeen.

    THAT is why the Ravens won that year. Because for 4 games, they suddenly had an elite QB. There was no throw he couldn’t make in those games, and he did not have a single INT. It did not last after that run. But it was enough to get them a ring. And enough to deny us one.

  59. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    Fact 1: Harbaugh had that team totally unprepared and uninspired to play at the start of that game.

    Fact 2: If not for the lights going out in the Superdome we get boat raced by the Ravens.

    Fact 3: I’m still not, nor will I ever be over that loss. Courtesy of Jim Harbaugh at the hands of Joe effing Flacco.

  60. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    And Flacco should never have been in the SB in the first place had it not been for that idiot safety from the Broncos, Rahim (great terrorist name) Moore. How the hell to you let Jacoby Jones get by you like that?

    It only would have made matters worse. We would have lost to Peyton Manning in the SB and I would have preceded to shoot myself in the goddamn face right then and there.

    So maybe in a weird way I have Flacco to thank for saving my life?
    Nah. More like to blame.

  61. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You guys can remember it, and the goats, the way that best suits you. I just remember a TD could have won the game and after Frank’s big run Kaepernick threw three incompletes to Crabtree from the FIVE YARD LINE. Game Over. Kaepernick went to shit with it.

  62. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    and Baalke should have been on notice when Justin with one arm was the best guy we had on the d-line. Tackle or End.

  63. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    Early returns: Ali Baba and his Forty Niner Thieves™ is still a better runner than he is a passer.

    The more things change…

  64. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Is it just me or is it 1979 all over again.

  65. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Torrey Smith running out KOs?

  66. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    1979. I remember it well. Attended every game that year at the ‘Stick.

    Steve DeBerg has more career passing yds than both Steve Young and Troy Aikman. That just ain’t right.

    3rd and 20 and we give up 22 to Shady McCoy on a run. Disgusting.

  67. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Down by four at the half. Less of an ass kicking than I expected, especially considering McCoy racked up 106 for the half, and the Bills never punted.

    The fumble recovered by Buckner has kept us in this game. But our defense still can’t stop the run. Can’t win many games that way.

  68. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    First round pick Buckner is a sack machine? 3 already in the game

  69. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    3rd Q blues = we need first downs

  70. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Buckner 2 sacks and the fumble rec. Not bad

  71. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So: 49ers make a game of it for a while, but have major issues that are red flags for the second half. Come out and get curbstomped from the third quarter on. Starting QB ends up with stat line inferior to opposition’s starter. Hyde does not get enough carries because we dig ourselves a hole. Defense cannot get stops and cannot stop the run. And so it goes.

    Meet the new quarterback, same as the old quarterback. One guy is not going to fix this team. Unless it’s Trent Baalke, shot with a Ruger, in the war room.

  72. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’re going for 300 rushing yards allowed in Buffalo in good weather. Was it a surprise they were going to run McCoy and Taylor is a better scrambler than shithead?

  73. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Run D is futile sadly. Yep going to be a prob all year. This will doom Balkey so there’s the silver lining. But over all we’re just not good on O or on D. Going to take a few years if ever to get back to competitive

  74. winderNo Gravatar says:

    phil- we will be back but not until some sound decisions are made. Until then this is what we get.

  75. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The good news is, we won the turnover battle today!

    And lost the freaking game by 29 points anyway.

  76. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The most embarrassed team in the league?

    The Rams.

    How damned BAD did they play that opening day, to get shutout 28-0 by this bunch of arena football rejects?

  77. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    49ers 3 of 13 on third down conversions, 0 for 2 on 4th.

    Bills 8 of 13 on third down.

    It’s 2005 all over again.

  78. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    How many of our guys would start for a real Super Bowl contender?

    On defense, maybe Buckner, on potential alone. Maybe.

    Bowman, before he got hurt.

    No one else.

    On offense, both tackles. Smith at WR, if you have a QB that can use him. Hyde. Maybe Kilgore on some teams.

    And That’s All She Wrote.

    The rest of the D-line is underperforming, to be tactful; they stink, to be honest. The LBs without Bowman are a poor group. Reid is awful, he never mentally recovered from the concussions. Bethea is two years past his sell by date. The CBs are unspeakable.

    The situation on offense is only incrementally better.

    We are three drafts away, at BEST, from being truly competitive. And anyone who has paid attention to Baalke’s failure since 2012 is not surprised at all.

    I am looking at our schedule and starting to worry that 3-13 was giddily optimistic. Not sure where those two wins will come from.

  79. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Why do you guys continue to watch? Here’s the 49ers in a nutshell:

    Suck at drafting, suck at coaching, suck at ownership. Repeat.

    When the season begins, the team sucks hard so the head coach has to change the qb around week 5 to keep the fans watching. Then around week ten, the owner has to leak that the coach is on the hot seat. If the owner’s fired a bunch of coaches lately, the ower has to leak that the GM is on the hot seat.

    Constantly offer someone as the reason the team sucks and keep the focus off you. Jed’s offered Tomsula, Gabbert and maybe Baalke. He’ll eventually offer Kelly and Philly will laugh.

    Repeat. Why watch? Colin Kaepernick is smart as hell trying to get out of San Francisco. Worst franchise in the NFL. Worse than Cleveland. Why watch?

  80. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Michigan just moved to #3 today behind Ohio State, but after watching Ohio State and Wisconsin last night, Michigan is better than Ohio State. I think Alabama is 1 and Michigan is 2, with Alabama being the far better team. It’s setting Del up for hours of endless tirades crying over a Super Bowl lost. That outta be fun.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Same old crap and same old Kap.

    To be a winning QB in this NFL you have to put up more than one TD a game as the QB. It’s as simple as that.

  82. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep the team, the owners, us fans we are all predictable and very familiar. Comfortable even. It’s the ‘process’ and not the result that keeps us coming back. Winning? Haha, no. That was nice for a moment but now we’re here for the “Eggs” =

    Woody Allen: “My uncle Mervin is very strange. He thinks he has a huge collection of eggs. He’s always talking about his eggs. His wonderful eggs. But in reality he has no eggs. So why do we keep him around? Why do we humor him?”

    “We need the eggs”

  83. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You’re on the wrong path. I’ve discovered the secret to enjoying the Niners’ games again, thanks to the worthless excuse for a football player, the anthem-kneeler, and the flaming football idiots who kneel with him, or shove their grubby fists into the air, as if there’s a difference, as well as those suits who can’t get their heads out of their asses and just continue to enable him thinking that will endear them to the anti-American crowd.

    One guy said, “Kaep didn’t do so bad.” WTF? If Gabbert had made the exact plays and mistakes he would have been cursed without end. A lot of people are pretty eff’d up.

    The Niners way; replace a struggling man with one who’s worse. Keep the laughs and the beat downs coming.

  84. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seahawks steal another one. After getting beat all day by Julio Jones, Sherman grabs Jones’ arm in full view of the cameras and presumably a zebra or two, preventing him from making the fourth down conversion catch in FG range. Blatant no call and Seattle wins again in the increasingly usual method. Somebody in Seattle has a file folder full of compromising photos.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Trade Deadline is coming NoFear49er.
    Can’t help but think Kaep will be offered somewhere in the coming weeks.
    His deal was likely restructured with that caveat in mind.
    Either way, we’re holding onto a Top 5 Pick at this point.
    He’s made it pretty clear, he wants out.
    His new deal isn’t quite as formidable now at least.

  86. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep’s better than Gabbert. Gabbert gets the call because he’s vanilla, no controversy, no injuries. But it doesn’t really matter. The team is so bad no qb is going to thrive. That’s why Kaep wants out. You want to know how to spot a qood 49er qb? Find the one who’s doing everything he can to leave the organization as quickly as possible. Gabbert loves the 49ers because anywhere else he’s a clear number two. With the 49ers, he’s a marginal number 1 because the team is so bad and the coaches are so lost and the owner is so weak. Gabbert loves SF. Kaep? He wants out in the worst way. That says something, regardless if you’re a hater or not.

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I simply question the Chip Kelly System myself.
    Gabbert is the quicker decision maker, though woefully inept at making the deep throws.
    Kaep is probably the better deep thrower, perhaps faster on his feet too.
    Big whoop at this point.
    Will this crap even fly in the NFL?
    Kaep got beat up pretty good prior to Kelly’s arrival, simply because he ran too much or, hung onto the ball too long in the pocket, while getting pounded behind a weaker OL.
    Too early to hang this on the QB IMO.
    We can’t do anything right on either side of the ball.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er you’re not kidding about the Homer non-call today.
    http://tinyurl.com/jj69bed

  89. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I stand by the Egg Theory. You think this is a football team? A team that can accomplish something? Maybe like it did in the glorious past? Please, fat chance of that. Get wise to uncle Mervin’s game. Get wise to your need to believe in his eggs.

    I’m not saying to stop believing. That’s what we do here, every one of us, even those who profess to hate eggs and to hate uncle Mervin. I’m not fooled. You need them eggs, admit it. Coming on here and talking eggs, that’s what we all do- even you. You don’t fool me you egg lovers. Uncle Mervin is nutz? Of course. Eggs are a delusion? Yep.

    Admit you are here to talk about our imaginary, rotten football team. Or answer the question = “What am I doing here?”

    Eggs that’s what. Because… silly season

  90. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er,

    Gabbert was 86+ QBR last year and he averaged 69+ this year with a better o-line. I’d say Kelly’s “system” stinks. Some of these coaches come from college with a system that worked there but won’t translate to the pros. Defenses and defenders are a world different in the pros.

    Kaepernick managed a 77.8 QBR today because his fumble didn’t cost us anything but a play.

    If this was an audition to hire his services he better check in at the concessions office. Maybe he can parade his crazy hair around the beer taps and thin out the bugs if he can get off his knees long enough.

    And that no-call did certainly give the Seahawks a win they didn’t earn, once again. It makes me sick when the officials can so obviously cheat and keep their jobs. That one game could be the deciding factor in each team’s season.

  91. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I’ve always been a 49er fan but I’m a bigger fan of the game. I enjoy football no matter who’s playing. But, I’m rapidly losing interest in both the team and the game, at least at the pro level.

  92. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gore hit a hundred yards again tonight. He’s still fun to watch play. Some ‘fans’ said he was washed up five years ago.

    One of the worst of Baalke’s sins was how many good to great players he let walk away or forced out.

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I’m more concerned about our inability to stop the run at this point. O’Neil to blame?
    Offense on the whole involves getting everyone on the same page in this Chip System. Kaep never impressed me as quick processor.
    Quick to run has been his MO.
    Even with an improved OL they can’t seem to run.
    Losing Bowman can’t be the sole reason why we’re not filling gaps properly either. Seems more about scheme to me?
    Chip caught the League off guard in Philly.
    Now? Seems everyone knows what to do to stop him.
    We’re worse after halftime in every game thus far too.
    Say what we will about Baalke and the personnel, he’s not Coaching or calling plays.
    Can it be too many changes as a Staff?
    Either way, I’m numb already.
    We suck and that’s not gonna change anytime soon.
    I’m still open for Kaep to the NYJ for Mo too 😀
    Give Ponder a crack at it if need be, can’t get much worse IMO.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In that link I posted from Seattle, is the Official in the background on the sideline the only guy involved with the play?
    No way he sees the hold from behind the action if so.
    Gotta see if there’s another view of that play.
    Dan Quinn was livid from what I’ve read.
    Can’t say I can blame him.
    Seattle has a habit of getting their share of Homer calls it seems.
    Go figure?

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sherman has always been known to be ‘grabby’ in coverage too.
    Depends on the Crew as to what he’s able to get away with too it seems.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Found this one, which really doesn’t produce another view of an Official in the vicinity.
    It does show Quinn going ballistic though.

    http://tinyurl.com/jbev7re

  97. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL sucks. News at 11. The college game is so much better now.

    You know the NFL is in trouble when all the sports casters are selling you hard on how amazing the play is or how great the player is. Every announcer, announcing any game, is trying to sell the fans so freakin’ hard. The only thing keeping the NFL together is fantasy football.

    You guys know what the NFL is? The NFL is becoming the WWF. In a few years, only white trash will watch the NFL.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mark Cuban nailed it.
    Pigs get fat.
    Hogs get slaughtered.
    Officiating for the most part turns many of these of games too.
    See the link from the Seattle game.
    One big missed call at the right moment and someone gets screwed.

  99. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er,

    The side judge is right there, he has to see that. His main job there is to look for PI. There is also the back judge but he doesn’t appear in the broadcast view. Problem: They didn’t want to call it. And that’s intentional.

    I’ll have a better look at it in a couple days when the all-22 comes out. Still can’t change the outcome.

    It reminds me of all the political mudslinging. Lie, cheat and steal all you want. By the time anyone can prove anything the elections will be over.

  100. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cuban? I bet he read it on a bumper sticker. What does he have to say about lucky sheep?

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Officiating is definitely Political NoFear49er.
    Make the rules, change the outcome.
    It’s the American Way I ‘spose?
    Fill me in on lucky sheep.
    Not sure I’m following you on that one.

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt about the outcome in Seattle either.
    What’s done is over now.
    Hawks get a gift from an Official who wouldn’t see the arm action from behind the play.
    Too many old guys trying to run with Pro athletes and often don’t close enough to see what they’re being paid to see.
    HDTV has exposed these guys to the extent that they’re getting nailed from every angle.
    I like what College is doing, reviewing plays to get it right.
    No challenges needed.

  103. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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