49ers 26, Seahawks 23

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! After ten straight thumpings, the 49ers finally rose up and smote down the Seattle effing Seahawks. I’m still pinching myself, Shirley.

Sunday’s victory was the biggest win of the Kyle Shanahan era and the biggest win for the franchise since it self-destructed after the 2013 season.

Nick Mullens proved the 400 yards he laid on the Seahawks two weeks ago was no fluke, as he outplayed and out-clutched Russell Wilson, and the Niner defense outplayed the Seattle defense. If Shanahan tells us this week that Mullens and CJ Beathard are tied in the backup QB race, it will be evidence that Kyle is a bald faced liar or a blithering idiot – take your pick. In fact, the real question now is whether Mullens is tied with Jimmy Garoppolo.

The game began in the usual fashion, with the Niners going three-and-out and the Seahawks then marching crisply to a touchdown. Here we go again. But Sebastian Janikowski missed the extra point and Richie James ran the kickoff 97 yards for a TD and XP and the Niners never trailed from that point on.

It looked like Seattle swaggered into town counting on the Niners to beat themselves, like they have done all season. But that did not happen this time. Jeff Wilson did fumble away an early drive, luring the Seahawks into their expected delusion, and that was it. Not another turnover the entire game!

Instead, it was the Seahawks who started beating themselves, racking up 14 penalties, and generally falling apart like they assumed the Niners would do.

Poor old CJ Beathard. For the second straight year, an injury to the starter has thrust him into the lineup only to see himself also get injured and then watch his replacement completely outplay him. The Niners should look into renting him out around the league to teams looking to find a starting QB and they’re too dumb to realize their starter is already there, sitting on the bench waiting to get in the game.

And for the second straight year, the Niners look to be on a meaningless late season roll that drops them down the draft board while inflaming the hopes of the faithful for the following season. Those hopes didn’t pan out this year, it might be noted. But that doesn’t mean they won’t next year. After all, the Niners just beat the Seahawks, which definitely proves that shit happens!


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23 comments on “49ers 26, Seahawks 23
  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bittersweet Skeebs.
    Pro – Curse broken
    Con – Loss of option to deal away the Top Pick
    Agree, Mullens has more balls in the pocket than our high priced starter.
    Can Lynch play the Draft Board better than he did while thinking Solomon Thomas would be gone after a meager slide of one slot?
    He’s raw. Gotta see how this plays out but, CJ should be history. Mullens is the keeper.
    Jimmy will have mental hurdles to clear, as will Jerrick.
    Major knew repairs in this game aren’t easy to handle.

  2. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Knew=knee

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The first thing I noticed about Mullens is he doesn’t wear the wrist band to call plays. He has the offense down cold and that is to his advantage.

    There hasn’t been a QB controversy here since some thought Nate Davis was going to be the answer because of a few plays in preseason. Some swore he would be all pro.

    I still remember the QB controversy when I first started following the Niners. A lot thought Brodie was a bum and a loser and wanted his backup George Mira to start. After Mira was gone the Niners drafted Steve Spuriier but Brodie held his job and Spurrier was just the punter.

    It didn’t get interesting again until Walsh traded for Steve Young.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One thing that nobody’s noticed in the last two weeks.
    The Niners have a new long snapper and he has been flawless even on yesterday’s game winner.
    We take things for granted and don’t notice until the long snapper screws up.
    Lynch/Shanahan made the right choice.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    sadly yesterday might have been Frank Gore’s last career rushing attempt as he got hurt and is likely out for the season.

    My hope is the Niners sign him in preseason and waive him so he can retire as a 49er.

    Gore is the best running back I have seen carrying the ball for the Niners.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/12/17/report-frank-gore-not-expected-back-this-season/

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Seahawks entered NFL as expansion franchise in 1976. These QBs have most single-season passing yards against Seattle:

    689: Nick Mullens, 49ers 2018
    685: Ken Stabler, Raiders, 1979
    673: John Elway, Broncos, 1987
    669: Dan Fouts, Chargers, 1983
    658 – Kurt Warner, Cardinals, 2008”

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Celek’s TD was a gift as the turf monster took down the safety that would’ve tackled him.

    Speaking of TEs Iowa has two more coming to the draft that are 1st to 3rd rounders, One is Noah Fant the highest rated TE.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now for some hot NFL gossip.
    Elway wanted the older Shanahan as their head coach at the start of the year. Kirk Cousins met with Shanahan and said he would sign with Denver at a reduced salary but someone higher than Elway meddled and shot down that idea.

    That leads to today where you have your head coach on the hot seat and you’re stuck with a journeyman QB.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/john-elway-tried-get-mike-shanahan-back-coach-broncos-team-ceo-refused-153956468.html

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just like I hated Ken Norton Jr when he was a Cowgurl, he assimilated into becoming a Niner favorite. Same can be said for Dick Sherman. Seahags and just teams in general don’t target him and that’s respect. The passing action is always going to the other side of the field.

    The celebration after the game is something to build on and preferred over the atmosphere in a losing locker room.

    https://www.49ers.com/video/kyle-shanahan-and-richard-sherman-deliver-passionate-postgame-speeches-after-the

    WHO’S GOT IT BETTER… Oops wrong coach.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- Mullens is in some pretty good company.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    PFF gives McGlinchey the highest grade of all rookie olinemen so far this season

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-the-nfls-top-5-rookie-offensive-linemen

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t say the same for our Center Richburg –
    FA ratings has him near the bottom of the overpaid bunch –

    Ryan Jensen, center, Tampa Bay, $10.5-million average compensation. Only three starting centers in the league are rated lower than Jensen, who has flopped in Tampa. He’s been penalized nine times and given up nine QB hits, each the most in the league for a center.

    Weston Richburg, center, San Francisco, $9.5-million average compensation. Just three spots better than Jensen, Richburg is the 32nd-rated center in the league, and has allowed a porous 27 sacks/hits/significant pressures.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    He gets overpowered in pass pro, is only 297 lb. With OZ his quickness overcomes that. He has been playing injured tho. One effect of being overpowered in pass pro. So cannot react quick enough for Donald quickness. Same with Vita Vea.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    BKtom

    Daniel Kilgore 6’3″ 291 lbs

    He has only played 4 games for the Fins as he’s been hurt

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, last year I read he was 308 lbs. Due to fat that he took off for new team?

    Small C get bullrush ed into QB. Suh and Vita Vea overpowered Richburg. It is in the film. I was suspect about Richburg on this account as soon as he signed on with us. Add to that his nagging knee injury.

    Team will not be playoff caliber until an OG/C like Billy Price is drafted.

    KS cannot be faulted. He got the best FA at the time, OZ capable but deficient in pass pro.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s amazing how all these high-powered offenses disappear when the weather gets cold.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good reason why you grab OL-men from the Midwest Skeebs.
    Big nasties like kicking ASS when Old Man Winter takes their hearts away 😀
    Staley…Central Michigan
    McGlinchey…ND
    Next….?

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wisconsin is where all the olinemen are for upcoming draft

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/10/24/wisconsin-offensive-line-nfl-draft-david-edwards-beau-benzschawel-tyler-biadasz-michael-deiter-jon

    Tyler Biadasz is the top rated center in draft

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two Niners make Pro Bowl Kittle and Juszczyk.

    Two snubs were Buckner and Staley

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Sleeper DE that probably can be drafted on Day 2 Ronheen Bingham

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKYc-c1qCSQ

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The early pick in the 1st RD must be an edge. We already have a 3-tech in DeFo and just do not want to risk finding a 1-tech that can both pass rush and run stop like Suh.

    I see all these reports of 260 lb DE in this draft. We can trust the combine to dispel exaggerations. See what is there for a top 5 or top 10 pick.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ is right, let’s make an offer Earl Thomas cannot refuse. Also a great mentor for Colbert as well. Most important is no draft capital needs to be spent on FS.

    Actually SS taken off the draft table with Tartt and Marcel Harris. At corner CB T Moore and AK have us loaded with Dickhead. At nickel Reed and Williams finish out my pleading for no DB’s in this draft period. Forget that string bean Greedy Williams, another Dominique Cromartie. We do want CB’s to tackle out there, right?

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2019 Schedule
9-8: W 49ers 31, Buccaneers 17
9-15: W 49ers 41,Bengals 17
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

10-7: vs. Cleveland Browns, 5:15pm
10-13: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05pm
10-20: @ Washington, 10am
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
 
2019 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 10-6
Bullit: 10-6
Grumpy: 9-7
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 7-9
Skeebers: 8-8
Winder: 7-9

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