Dolphins 31, 49ers 24

Close, but no cigar. Or close, but light ’em up!

Blaine Gabbert‘s backup took a mouthful of shoulder pad from Ndamukong Suh and Kiko Alonso at the two yard line as time ran out on his desperate attempt to be a last second hero. Coming up short again, something of a ritual in his career.

As a result, the 49ers planted themselves in the record book with the first and only ten game losing streak in franchise history. The last six under the backup’s watch since he was booted upward to “spark the team.” He has yet to win a single game.

Miami was missing three-fifths of its starting O-linemen, which robbed them of their potent rushing attack. Jay Ajayi recently put up consecutive 200+ yard games, but he was held to only 45 in this one. As a result, the game became a QB duel. Ryan Tannehill lost the yardage battle but won the scoreboard war.

The Miami defense was a curious no show. They entered the game ranked 16th in the league (good, not great), but allowed the Niners 31st ranked offense to pile up 475 yards. Egads, gentlemen, hang your heads.

Still, our record breaking crew found a way to undercome the Dolphin defensive ineptitude. The backup tossed an interception and Garrett Celek coughed up a fumble. The former booboo led to Dolphin points and the latter led to not 49er points.

I should probably pause here to say something nice about the Niners, something along the lines of “plucky.” Nah. Screw it. They lost their tenth game in a row. Nice went out the window a long time ago.

The only thing nice about this team is the embarrassment it is causing Jed York and Trent Baalke. In that regard, they are doing an excellent job, out there in the middle of the road stinking to high heaven.

Joe Staley does not deserve this mess, though. Does not deserve to have his name associated with this disaster. It’s sinful what the Yorks have perpetrated on this warrior’s career. The same goes for Cleveland’s Joe Thomas. Two extremely distinguished left tackles and fine gentlemen stuck with worthless franchises. At least Staley had three years at the top. But maybe that just makes what is happening now even worse.

Oakland just clinched its first winning season in 14 years. How long will it take the Niners to get back to that level? Don’t hold your breath.




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36 comments on “Dolphins 31, 49ers 24
  1. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Miami seemed to key on Hyde but forgot Kaepernick likes to run. The Niners seemed to key on Ajayi but let Tannehill have all day to throw on pass plays.

    Hard to explain their defense having so much trouble with our read option and covering what should be expected QB scrambles.

    Dead skunk, good one.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That was a puzzlement. After all, running is Kap’s bread and butter. As the league discovered three years ago, you stop his running and you stop him.

  3. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    “As the league discovered three years ago….”

    Bullshit.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Colin Kaepernick 2016 splits

    1st half: 71.9 comp%, 7/2 TD-INT, 9.9 ypa, 121.4 QB rat
    2nd half: 44.8 comp%, 3-1 TD-INT, 5.0 ypa, 65.1 QB rat

  5. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    If the league actually had “discovered [that] three years ago,” his first half qb rating would be in the tank. Those numbers reflect more of Chip Kelly’s inability to make half time adjustments.

    You’re operating on pure hate, Skeebs. Can’t say I don’t admire you for it….

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    MNF GB vs PHI Rodgers vs Wentz. QB mental ability on display.

    Then there is Kap. Feel sorry for Chip. Everything in his arsenal has to be dumbed down, for dimwit.

    The receivers are hot garbage. A limited running QB probably has the best chance of winning with this roster. FO and Chip wanted to see what his UDFA’s and mid round picks had to offer. Unfortunately Rogers and Smelter are injured.

    Kap is an expendable so he plays. When will he be culpeppered.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A possibility Kap cannot handle Chip’s staff half time adjustments. With BG how were half time adjustments executed. Was the drop off similar, more, or less.

    BG has the tools along with leadership (respect of teammates) and mental ability (QB football IQ). Chip phucked him over. Pudge made his choice, best for BG to move on.

    Is Kap worth 14 million a year. A lot of fans think so. Cali is a wasteland in so many ways.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is stopped by keeping him in the pocket.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reasons to be cheerful Bakkentom –

    http://tinyurl.com/goez5fv

    “Should Kaepernick elect to opt out after the season, his $16.5 million in base salary for 2017 will come off San Francisco’s books.”

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the guy I liked as a potential NFL HC down the road, just went to your Alma Mater.
    Thoughts?

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My next guy in waiting is an ex-9er, now Coaching at WMU.
    PJ Fleck.

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    PJ is probably a half-tic behind Harbaugh in the motivation department but, give him time.

    http://tinyurl.com/jlge3ak

  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Nice intro piece on Herman too –

    http://tinyurl.com/gpcrhkz

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone pulling in the same direction?
    What a concept…

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cabana Boy should think about trying it on for a change.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap was shut down starting in2014. DC’s negated the read option. They contained him in the pocket, forced him to read D and go through progressions.

    He could never adjust.

    If that scrawny BLM dope is on this team in 2017, franchise is finished. More fan exodus, for good.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I supported Charley Strong but when the team laid a turd against Kansa and then blown out by TCU that was all she wrote.

    Tom Herman is only 41 and was a great hire. Think Herman is a college coach for now and won’t look to Pro Football for at least a decade. Texas is paying Herman more that lil Jed paid Harbaugh.

    Herman can also recruit so he’s one of the best hires possible.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well Bullit that’s the simple truth with the salaries between NFL and College.
    Harbaugh may have had squabbles with Jed regarding a request for a raise but, no one in the NFL would touch the offer he got from UM.
    Seeing the track record the York’s have produced in the past 16yrs, they’ll be lucky to get a Tom Herman, or a PJ Fleck, to make the step up from College.
    Especially to take a pay cut, to become the next ‘escaped goat’.
    By the same token, we’d be hard pressed to attract a recycled NFL HC with any semblance of self respect, to do the same.

    It’s not Uncle Eddie’s 9ers anymore.
    People come here to take the cash and become cannon fodder for the media.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny that Kap fell into the Mussolini narrative that he was good for Italy because the trains ran on time.
    Kap simarly cited that Castro was good for literacy and never mind all thhe opponents he executed or put in prison.
    Kap should just shut up because he embarrasses himself when he talks politics.

    The post game press conference is meant to talk about the game that was just played yet at least half of these pressers are off topic.

    I still say cut him loose and he can start his career in politics sooner rather than later.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Fleck is an ex Niner WR along the lines of Edelman and Wes Welker.
    He only played in 1 game and had one punt return for 10 yards in 2004

    Noe he’s an up and coming coach

  21. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Kaepernick’s hero Castro ran America Kaepernick would be rotting in some hell hole prison now (ironically in Guantanamo Bay) just for voicing his warped perceptions instead of scamming the Niners for a million big Cuban pesos per game.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the rookie Wentz staring to decoy receiver to move safeties to get his primary receiver open.

    http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl/nfc-east/philadelphia-eagles/2016/11/28/carson-wentz-and-manipulation/

    And then there is Kap. Still staring at his primary receiver, almost at the age of 30.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep is RB playing QB Bakkentom.
    I think it’s pretty obvious at this point in his career, he is, what he is.
    Chip needs a quick decision maker that isn’t afraid to put a ball into tight windows.

    Given the piece I shared last night, there’s nothing in it for Baalke in terms of a Comp Pick if he leaves.
    The only possibility to get something, beyond Cap (Kaep) relief,is for him to plan on staying aboard for his money next year, then dealing him to any willing suitor for whatever is offered.
    In that scenario perhaps, we get a Pick and Kaep Relief.

  24. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the rookie Wentz staring to decoy receiver to move safeties to get his primary receiver open. Wentz is in sync with his receiver’s on option routes that read the D to determine their final break.

    http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl/nfc-east/philadelphia-eagles/2016/11/28/carson-wentz-and-manipulation/

    And then there is Kap. Still staring at his primary receiver, almost at the age of 30.

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    TENN gave up on their young Calvin Johnson type receiver DGB and trade him for nothing to the Eagles. The rookie Wentz gets DGB incorporated into the O and he is producing like a high 2nd Rd pick should.

    The kid is a rookie and already paying dividends, beyond himself.

    And then there is Kap.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep was as good as gone last year to Denver, but for the Contract structure, which likely prompted the low-ball offer to test his desire to leave SF.
    Now, with the restructure, he’s out of guarantees.
    If he bolts, he likely won’t see an offer close to what’s on the table in SF.
    See what comes…

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    At least in the current deal, Baalke can make any damn deal that comes, just to obtain Kaep Relief.
    I’d put the NYJ back into that discussion.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    DGB producing for Eagles. We would not even consider a trade to get DGB with FO having no confidence of a QB upgrading those around him.

    http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-eagles/dorial-green-beckham-disappears-after-active-first-drive

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Got my fingers crossed for WR Corey Davis in April –

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Very much in the T.O. mold –

    http://tinyurl.com/hbpa9gf

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d take his QB later down the Board too.
    Zach Terrell

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    LOL at all the rah-rah chumps in the media and fanbase getting giddy about the future franchise QB, paid now like a current one.
    Yeah, the mental midget. Perfect QB for top ten picks the next five years.

    Bad call by D bags in FO and pudge. No future here for BG. FA frees him to a better org, and take a few potshots in the exit.

    Phuck Jed.

  33. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Has Kap been culpeppered yet?

  34. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Traveling, back at you after our next win, I mean next game.

    But yes Kap is an idiot so I guess that makes me one of you fine “haters”.

    Okaaaay…

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
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
 
2016 Prognostications
Closest To The Pin
  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
Skeebers: 6-10

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