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Urgent Expectations

We’re halfway through the offseason but still three months to go before Training Camp opens and year five of the post-Harbaugh era begins. The past four years have not been kind to the 49ers, but they haven’t been great for

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Fodder Time

Judging by the Comment section last week, it appears everybody has run out of gas NFL-wise. Pity. But, gas is a staple commodity of theĀ Outsider, so we’ll soldier on haphazardly, even if it’s in a vacuum. Besides, when else would

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Almost There

49er Training Camp is a week old and the good news is there have been no serious injuries … yet. There’s the annualĀ Arik Armstead “issue” – this year it’s his hamstring, last year his hand, the year before that his

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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

For the third straight year, the 49ers are beating the bushes looking for a new regime to hopefully convince a skeptical fanbase that they know what they’re doing. Unfortunately for them, the fanbase is, by now, 100% sure that this

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Falcons 41, 49ers 13

The 49ers rolled to their 13th straight loss Sunday in Atlanta, extending their franchise record for consecutive losses. They also set the franchise record for most rushing yards given up in a season, which now stands at 2,468 yards. And

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Camp Karaoke

Another week closer to the start of the 2016 season. And, for the first time since 2009, there will be a QB competition to provide some drama to the exhibition games. Shaun Hill got the nod over Alex Smith in

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Chip and the Dip

Chip Kelly introduced himself to the Bay Area media Wednesday. It went well. None of the grunting, mumbling, sweating, stammering, furtive and incoherent rambling made notorious by his inept predecessor Jim Tomsula. Crisp, witty, intelligent. Terrific. If this was 2011,

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Bengals 24, 49ers 14

For most of the first half, the 49ers and Bengals held a punting contest. Very scintillating viewing. Then quite suddenly, with five minutes left until halftime, the Bengals put up 21 points. One TD came after an Anquan Boldin fumble

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Streaky Clean

Twelve games into the 2015 season, the 49ers have yet to win so much as two games in a row. They’ve lost four in a row, and have a couple of two game losing streaks, but all four victories this

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Seahawks 29, 49ers 13

The 49ers kept their road record perfect on Sunday in Seattle, losing 29-13 for their fifth consecutive road loss. Once again, it was the defense that led the way to defeat as Seahawks backup RB Thomas Rawls bulled through them

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Battle of the Suckitudes

The 49er players are treating their loss to the Giants as some sort of team victory and a sign that their fortunes are on the way up. That illusion has a chance to be bolstered this weekend with an actual

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Steelers 43, 49ers 18

Oooo! Ouchhh! Uncle! No mas!! The 49ers absorbed their worst beating since the Mike Singletary era Sunday in Pittsburgh, getting squashed by the Steelers 43-18. The game was a nip and tuck, see-saw 0-0 battle until the second Steeler possession,

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Coming Soon: The Not Harbaugh Era

The NFC West has one team that knows it will be in the playoffs, one team that assumes it will make the playoffs, and one team that hopes to make the playoffs. And one team that will be wildly enthusiastic

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Posted in Training Camp

Really Excited

Oakland has a championship. San Francisco has a championship. Santa Clara has Jed York. Moving right along, I put on my 1994 Super Bowl Champion 49ers’ T-shirt over the weekend, still going strong after 21 years of careful use, and

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Forward to the Past

The marketing wing at 4949 Centennial Blvd. has officially scrapped the “Quest for Six” slogan and replaced it with “Hooray, We Suck” banners for the 2015 season. Santa Clara tax dollars at work. The 49ers will be holding a rookie

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

Spring Equiknocks

The 49ers hired a new head coach after the 2014 season, so they can begin their offseason workout program earlier than other more stable franchises. The first workout begins in two weeks, on April 6. It’s entirely possible that we’ll

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Out From The Shadows

It’s unlikely we’ll ever know how much of a role GM Trent Baalke played in decimating the 49ers’ coaching staff at the end of the 2014 season. There’s no doubt about Jed York‘s role. He wasn’t clever enough to disguise

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The Tangled Web

We’re half way through the dead zone called February. You know it’s a nothing time when the dread word “basketball” creeps into conversations. Thank god we have Jed York to kick around for a few more weeks, until the start

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Posted in Delusional Therapy

49ers 20, Cardinals 17

In a meaningless battle between two crippled teams, one that will play again next week and one that won’t, it was the Won’ts that prevailed over the Wills in a close and fairly entertaining game. The Harbaugh Era ends in

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Joe Blow Fan, R.I.P.

No wonder Jed York is always smiling. The new Santa Clara stadium is completely sold out for the 2014 season. The cheapest seats are $850. If all 68,500 seats cost that much, the take per game season would be $58,225,000.

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Hick Cups

We’re in the midst of a sporting drought. The Red Sox flicked aside the Cardinals in last fall’s World Series, the Seahawks blew out the Broncos, the Spurs humbled the Heat, the Kings wiped out the Rangers, and the U.S.

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Dead Air

The NFL has finally grunted out the 2014 schedule, giving starved football fans something tangible to munch on. (Ed note: not sure this image is suitable for children) The 49ers are an 11 to 13 win team, no matter who’s

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2019 Schedule
9-8: W 49ers 31, Buccaneers 17
9-15: W 49ers 41,Bengals 17
9-22: W 49ers 24, Steelers 20
9-29: BYE

10-7: W 49ers 31, Browns 3
10-13: W 49ers 20, Rams 7
10-20: W 49ers 9, Washington 0
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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