A Day at the Office

An excellent Defense is a fan’s best friend.

The 2011 49ers have such a friend. As the team takes the field each week, we don’t know how well the offense is going to do, in terms of getting points on the board, but we do know that the defense will be quite good at keeping the other team out of the end zone.

Offenses lay an egg far more often than defenses do in the NFL. A good defense is as close to money in the bank as it gets. Especially in the playoffs.

Offenses can screw up any number of ways. Interceptions, tipped passes, dropped passes, fumbles, sacks, 79 yard drives that fizzle at the one yard line — a whole slew of factors that can take 400 yards of result and turn it into 12 points on four field goals.

But defenses keep your team in the game each and every week. Sometimes, good defenses even directly win you some games.

Ever since Patrick Willis came to town, the 49ers defense has been excellent at stopping the run. What the defense was not so excellent at was stopping the pass. 3rd and 15? No problem. Zip. Completion. Time after maddening time.

Not this year, though. San Francisco is the 4th stingiest team in the league on third down plays, allowing opponents to convert only 31.3% of the time. Seven out ten times, it’s bring in the kicker/punter time.

Sunday’s opponent, the Cleveland Browns, are the 10th stingiest on third down plays and the third rated team in yards given up, so their defense is no slouch. Ask Pete Carroll, whose Seahawk team splatted its way to a mere three points against Cleveland last Sunday.

The Cleveland offense is not something you would want to devote a scrapbook to, however. Unless it was a very small scrap book. A chihuahua sized edition. So 49er fans can approach this game most serenely by repeating those comforting words: In Defense, We Trust.

The 49er offense didn’t look too good for the first three and a half games this season, either. Since then, it has resembled a juggernaut, with the offensive line performing at a level unseen in these parts since 2006. Is this line for real? Can we believe in it? It’ll take a few more games to reach that reality. The true test might be the Giants game two+ weeks from now. Unless it honks out against Cleveland or Washington and the size of our dreams gets shrunk in a hurry.

This should be an ordinary game and an ordinary victory. A show up for work, put in your time, go home for dinner deal. No heroics necessary. In that sense, it’s a remarkable game, because no game has been ordinary here since 2002.

The 49ers are almost a double digit favorite to beat the Browns. This marks the first time this year they will be a unanimous choice to win a game. There will be no “disrespect” factor to rev up the boys for an all out effort. Can they handle this sort of expectation? If they can, we will be officially moving into the era where it’s safe to invite friends over to watch a game and not have any worries that they will demolish your big screen TV with an angry fusilade of thrown beer bottles.

This will be the fourth home game of the season and neither the team nor a certain player has yet been booed. Zounds!

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The Browns get Hillis back this week.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    A Browns victory won’t cause any of us to go berserk, but a loss might!

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hillis picked a bad week to return to action.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I will agree with you about the collapse comment. You have to admit though, Nolan throwing players under the bus is nothing new. Whether he was right or wrong about the play design is not the issue I was pointing out with the PFT info, I was focusing on him and his big bus which just keeps rolling over people.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, but Hillis should drastically improve their offense.
     
    I just hope my fantasy team is not going against him. I’ve seen some of the biggest fantasy games of the year on my opponents teams. Aaron Rodgers had a game of about 70 points, and Arian Foster had over 55 last week for rob. These ass holes are killing me!

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I saw a sign that read; “Need Help? Call Jesus!”
     
    I called.
     
    A Mexican guy showed up with a lawn mower!

  7. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hillis remains a question mark as he had a ‘setback’ yesterday in practice.
    .
    How many times has the garbage man thrown you in the back of the garbage truck on (white) trash day, Berger?

  8. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, I had like 7 players on their bye week. I have a completely new team.

  9. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Funny, my lawn mower has been missing since last week.
    Jesus doesn’t save, he steals.

  10. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hillis missed today’s practice for the Browns as well.
    He’s likely OUT for Sunday. Say hello to Montario Hardesty.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Was I supposed to use a German guy? Not many of them named Jesus.

  12. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, another coat of Teflon for the Suit.

    Nolan NEVER takes blame. It was the same problem Singletary had. It’s always the players not trying hard enough. It was ALWAYS an execution problem. It was NEVER a scheme problem. Gore couldn’t run up the middle successfully because the 7 Niners on the line could never successfully block 8 (or 9) defenders. Sing built his reputation on not trying to fool anyone. Hostler was clueless in 2007. Nolan sat there and said, “we’re good.” No matter HOW many times you try it, it won’t work. With about 4 exceptions in 3 years.
    .
    Was it right of Nolan to call out his injured QB? Blah blah blah, NoFear. Sing wasn’t all that but he got more out of the team than Nolan ever did. Harbaugh is fully maximizing the talent.
    .
    Miami is in full mutiny mode. Mainly because of the front office shenanigans and the pseudo-lame-duck status of Tony Sparano. No, it ain’t Nolan’s fault, although as the DC he remains partly culpable in the defense mailing it in at the end. I mean, what’s the Teflon one going to say? I shouldn’t have dropped the safeties back to the end line on the 2 pt conversion? Bend and don’t break at the 2??? Ludicrous.

  13. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone in the world knew in 2007 knew what the game plan was, once Smith went down. Run Gore, and Dildo would pass on 3rd down. Hostler in his infinite wisdom couldn’t scheme his way out of a wet lunchbag. Nolan let it slide. To the tune of an 8 game losing streak.
    .
    Fast forward to 2010 with Sing and his merry band of idiots and revolving door QBs. Same strategy, same result. An 0-5 start, end o’season.

  14. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, NoFear. Touch a nerve?
    .
    Nolan’s track record as a coach is horrible. Head coach or otherwise. I had faith in him when he took over. He broke that faith by screwing the proverbial pooch in 2007. Like when he said he was juuust about to pull Dildo for Hill, and Trent had the wherewithall to suffer a career ending injury.
    .
    In the words of Maxwell smart, “missed it by THAT much . . . “

  15. robNo Gravatar says:

    NOFEAR

    i have just one thing to say

    “Nolan is always wrong because I hate him! Nolan is always wrong because I hate him!”

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t hate Nolan, but it’s fun to watch him squirm.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear-I like the straw man you invented to speak for me.
     
    Remember when Arnez Battle called Nolan to tell him he was going to work out in Dallas instead attending voluntary camp. A reporter asked where Battle was and Nolan said he didn’t know. And the bus just keeps rolling. Got another player.
     
    You can have him my friend. He would not come near my team if I was an owner.

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t hate him either. I just wouldn’t want him coaching my team.

  19. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, “Coach Berger” has a nice ring to it. That was good! I might just buy a whistle. For now, I’m going to just wet my whistle.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    No doubt you’ve been called a “ham” before

  21. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt Berger’s glazed a few hams before.

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, before you glaze your next ham, you need to p/u another FF RB. Mark Ingram is OUT.

  23. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, having been chastised yet again, goes into hiding. Hiding until the next post the defames Teflon Mike Nolan.
    .
    Hyuk hyuk hyuk.
    .
    Funny thing is everyone here pretty much bags on Nolan, yet I have all the fun . . .

  24. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You got that backwards, NoFear.
    .
    I hate him because Nolan is always wrong.

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I’ve been called just about everything. ‘Democrat’ is the only one that hurts.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I will be cooking a ham for T-day. Along with a turkey, green bean casserole, stuffing, etc….
     
    And 49ers!

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- I saw that about Ingram. Thanks.

  28. winderNo Gravatar says:

    U guys are still too funny. Hey, how bout dem Niners. I am really curious to see how we come out and play after the bye week.

    On a lighter note, I think in our Yahoo league that I have the worse team, I think I got beat by a guy that hasn’t shown up since draft day.

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    winder- I think you’ll take him this time. There is a guy on Fox Sports named NM49er. Could it be RT?

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So “Ham” Berger

    You’ll know I’m really pissed at you when I call you the D word. Thanks for the ammo.

  31. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Who loves you, baby!

  32. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The ‘D’ word. When it comes to Berger, you can call him a Dick, you can call him a Douche. But don’t you dare call him a Democrat.

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Besides, when I was the #1 gym rat in college, as per the guys that ran the locker room, I was called the “N” word many times. I don’t know if that was because I was accepted or hated? I’d kid them about fried chicken and watermelon, and then we’d go eat some together. I love everybody, so I never worry about much. Well, except one A-hole, I love everybody. No it is not Obama, it is somebody unca banned.

  34. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Dick Douche the Dem?

  35. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Quit talking about your hero Obama like that! I understand your feelings, but show some respect for the office.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Yes, I am a Dick, and I m a Douche. But, give me some credit, I am not a Democrat!

  37. robNo Gravatar says:

    ham – ilton – berger

    wasn’t he the guy who lost every case to perry mason ?

  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- Good one, F you my friend. I’m calling your ass now!

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- What kind of name is Ilton for a middle name? Either you are Ham or Berger or both. There is no in between. Now if you said Hilton instead of Ilton, I’d do her. She would love to be in the middle of a Ham and a Berger. As long as you know that is singular, me! Oops, I just woke up from my wife snoring. I hope I wasn’t talking in my sleep.

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    OK, now that I got off the phone with rob, if you want to be a porn star you need a toupee. Tell your agent.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Joe Haden is listed as questionable with a knee injury.
    If he plays we test him and if he’s hurting we explout him.
    Just read an interesting article on Patrick Peterson and his growing pains as a rookie. They are copleting 70% of passes thrown his way. He did do a good job on Mike Wallace last week but he’s giving WRs too much of a cushion and is far from being that shutdown corner.
    WE are in much better shape with Culliver rather than the fan favorites at draft time Peterson or Amakamura.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    I have two D words that might be
    more insulting than dick, douche and Democrat.
    Piss me off and I’ll call you Dean
    as in Howard or to nuke you Dukakis. So watch it.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Al Davis was a very strange guy.
    Just read that he died at the Oakland Airport Hilton. A few days earlier he had had throat surgery.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/28/death-certificate-says-al-davis-died-of-heart-failure/

    I won’t be staying at that Hilton anytime soon.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Davis died of every malady known to mankind. He got his money’s worth from himself.

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I loved the Dukakis tank picture.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Al Davis is a sepulchral type of guy these days.

  47. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of dead guys, McNabb still thinks he should be starting in Minnesota. Somebody needs to tell him there’s a reason he can’t see his image in the mirror any more.

  48. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Back in my days at Salesian, some of us theology students were going to take a trip to Jerusalem and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but the school didn’t raise even funds. I guess the Fathers didn’t skim enough off the top from Bingo Night.

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- They spent the funds on sex with young boys. Sounds like you didn’t make any money?

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis
    You went to Salesian?
    Heard of my high school?
    I went to S.I.!
    SI rules all!!!!

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Good news for all (I think)
    BOA and Well have dropped their
    stupid plan to charge $5/month to use your debit card.
    I am pleased I don’t have to pay those shysters $60 a year to access my money.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Well = Wells Fargo

    also Chase backed down

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “raise enough funds” I’m trying to watch “Bride of Frankenstein” on AMC. Which, by the way, is one of the three sequels in film history to be considered better than its original. The other two being “The Godfather: Part II (first sequel to win Best Picture Oscar)” and “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.”
     
    No argument here when it comes to The Godfather. Bobby D’s performance as the young Vito Corleone was powerful and engaging. And the cinematography from the Old Country was simply breathtaking.
     
    I beg to differ, however, when it comes to Star Wars. Maybe I’m biased, but nothing will come close to duplicating they awe and wonderment of seeing that film for the first time as an 11-year-old boy. I was stunned beyond belief.
     
    I guess I should throw in a little Niner talk. This being a 49er blog and all. Chewbacca told me he likes the Browns this week, 20-16. He likes the color of their uniform. And if that wasn’t enough, Don Corleone told me that if I didn’t pick the Browns, I’d wake up with a horse head in my bed. Something about “making me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

  54. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you went to Sports Illustrated? I didn’t know they had a high school. I bet your cheerleaders must have been sumthin else. Have any old pictures of Kathy Ireland and her pom-poms?

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nobody expects the Niners to go 15-1. I feel they will lose 4 more games and finish 11-5.
    When they lose I’m also bracing myself gor the gloom and doom crowd and all the finger pointing.
    I’m amazed at what the trolls on SF Gate throw at you.
    They came at me with at halftime of the Eagle game you didn’t expect the Niners to win. Expect no, but I was hopeful they could mount a comeback and watched the rest of the game and was rewarded.
    In previous years you could turn the TV off at halftime and not have missed anything.
    The same doom and gloom guy threw at me that I didn’t predict the ass whooping of the Bucs. I predicted a 6 point win and they won by 45 so it’s on me for being wrong? Trolls like to grasp at straws and have the most bizarre takes.

  56. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Dance, NoFear, dance.

    Yer a cherry, Bullitt?

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis

    I always thought Aliens was better than Alien.
    Godfather II was better than Godfather. I have on VHS a special edition of The Godfather
    Saga (I & II) edited in chronological order. Hope they release this in dvd/BR eventually.
    If you like the Mafia genre I have always liked “The Valachi Papers” with Charles Bronson joining the Costa Nostra.
    I am happy to discuss movies anytime.
    I saw the latest version of “Three Musketeers” . It is entertaining and better than the reviews. Catch it on DVD.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yes indeed Chuck you are correct, I was there when we moved from Turk and Stanyan to the new campus in the Sunset.
    I was there when it was animal house with all guys with some Mercy girls coming over to take math and science classes.
    I hate Riordan and I hate SH.

  59. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’m a Padre from way back.

    Too many Catholics around here?

  60. robNo Gravatar says:

    i like the original ALIEN much better than ALIENS !

    not too sure about the FRANKENSTIEN/BRIDE OF debate !
    the original had less humor , but a bit more straight ahead ‘oomph’ imho !

  61. robNo Gravatar says:

    CHUCK
    “Too many Catholics around here?”

    bored at all this morning ?
    lol

  62. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    S-e-r-r-a Serra Serra go Serra , , ,

  63. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did you know… There’s an antiquated English law that forbids the monarch to marry a Catholic? Yep. The government leaders of the 16 “realms,” (countries that recognize the British monarch as head of state) are determined to change that. They are also determined to change the rule that would allow a firstborn daughter to ascend the throne even if she has younger brothers.
     
    Aren’t I just full of useless information? People have told me that for years. They’ve also said I’m full of other things as well.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    When I was SI our QB was Dan Fouts. We played you guys at CSM and lost in a close game. The Padres had Jesse Freitas Jr at QB and some guy named Lynn Swann playing multiple positions including kicker.
    Our head coach was Vince Tringali
    who thought he was related to Lombardi. He used to like chewing out the student body for not
    having 100% attendance at games.
    Tringali used to terrorize the freshmen.
    The WCAL was crazy tough back then. I missed seeing Pastorini
    play for Bellarmine by a year.

  65. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    A cabbie picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and the cab driver won’t stop staring at her. She asks him why is he staring and he replies, “I have a question to ask you but I don’t want to offend you.

    She answers, ‘My dear son, you cannot offend me. When you’re as old as I am and have been a nun a long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I’m sure that there’s nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive.”

    “Well, I’ve always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me.”

    She responds, “Well, let’s see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2 you must be Catholic.”

    The cab driver is very excited and says, “Yes, I am single and I’m Catholic, too!”

    The nun says “OK, pull into the next alley.”

    He does and the nun fulfills his fantasy. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying. “My dear child, said the nun, why are you crying?”

    “Forgive me sister, but I have sinned. I lied, I must confess, I’m married and I’m Jewish.”

    The nun says, “That’s OK, my name is Kevin and I’m on my way to a Halloween party.”

  66. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Freitas’s dad was my Chemistry teacher. He was a good guy. Jessie left before I got there. Freitas’s grandfather played for the Niners way back in the day. The years I was there, the football team wasn’t good. Baseball was a different story.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If this was last year the Niners might have jumped at the chance of obtaining Leigh Bodden who is a big CB.Pats released him on Fri
    so he’s on waivers. He’s 30 now and I haven’t really been paying attention to whether he’s a viable cornerback option.
    Taking a shot at him is at the expense of one of our developing youngsters. Have we come far enough where we pass on veteran talent?

  68. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    My good friend, Berger, and I watched the better part of the WASU/ORE game together (via the phone) yesterday, and although the Cougars impressive young QB, Jeff Tuel, was inactive, that didn’t stop two other Tools from participating. Our secret is safe with me. 😀

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    For those zero win teams experiencing thanatopsis, the biggest loser gets Andrew Luck. Anybody catch him yesterday vs Southern Cal? Wow! Double wow! Somebody will end up being a winner with a chicken dinner.

  70. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob. First off, “Frankenstein” better than the “Bride?” No frigging way. Without even mentioning the emphatic sympathy, and maybe even more importantly, the empathy that the monster brought to the viewers in the sequel. The acting was 10X better. And the two character actors who played Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) and Minnie (Una O’Connor) were top top-notch. No question in my mind which Bride I’m walking down the aisle…
     
    Say, we’re running at the paper clip (Martinsville) today. I need a winner, and don’t give me Cousin Carl again. He’s got none chance today. I don’t care if he was awarded the pole because qualifying was rained out. None chance.
     
    And give me a Niner to “pick to click” today vs the Brownies. I think our reigning three-time MVP winner will show his mettle today. I’m picking Andy Lee.

  71. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m watching the 49ers Preview (Ch. 5/Dennis O’Donnell and Jeremy Newberry) from last night, and Newberry is already talking home field adv in the playoffs and the Packers.
     
    Jesus H. Christ. It’s Week 8 and he’s talking HF adv for the NFC Championship Game. Did Jeremy not learn from Mr. Mackey from South Park?
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G4HxrVx20A&feature=related

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFC West is flexing it’s muscles today. Rams are up 17 pts
    and Cards by 18 at halftime.
    Should send a message to the Niners that anyone can win in the NFL and not to take the Browns lightly..

  73. robNo Gravatar says:

    OMG !

    FIRST of all …
    i’m watching the giants play winless miami , and guess what .

    the giants are nothing special ! wow , has the team that stopped new england and maybe the last NFC team to win the superbowl fallen so far so fast ?

    omg ! i figure we’ll beat cleveland today , and maybe washington next week , but omg … are we better than NY too ???!!!

    omg we might be 8-1 here real quick !

    BULLIT

    ” The NFC West is flexing it’s muscles today ”

    omg ! saying the NFC west is flexing it’s muscle is like saying popeye just got a hold of olive oyle’s spinach !

    DEL

    “the emphatic sympathy”

    ok , i loved the bit in the hermit’s hut , but the original had pathos to burn imo !

    as for thesinger’s pretorius , well i’m all for over the top but it IS a horror movie .i wasn’t completely sold on the whole concept there !

    una o’connor … well what can you say !!!

    priceless !!!

    9ers 13 browns 10

  74. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    20-16 Browns. A Joe Haden Pick 6 seals the deal.
    If he’s playing.

  75. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    WTF does Jimbo always defer the kick? No faith in Alex, I say.
     
    Cue Bullit’s reply that it’s the faith in his defense that’s the reason.
    McCoy lost that ball to a helmet-less A. Brooks. Must be our year. So far..

  76. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    See what happened Dennis? Turnover, TD. Face it, you are as clueless as Singletary.

    Damn, almost a pick by Culliver.
    .
    Shit. On the 6″ line.

  77. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Where’s Bullitt? They just showed Fouts playing for SI against the Belles.

  78. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, you been to my blog?

  79. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    6-1 . . . 4 game lead? Wow.
    . . .

  80. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Lambs win in their Super Bowl unis.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    I saw the SI footage. That was from a year earlier before I got there.

    I avoid your blog because of Spit.
    I don’t want him to call me out and fight me at the side of the highway in Cordelia. The caveman thinks violence solves everything.
    The problem with that is eventually you’ll meet someone that’ll kick your ass or somebody who doesn’t fight fair.
    When I have time I’ll take a look
    but probably just lurk.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Next stop DC with a 4 game lead.
    Deadskins were shut out today
    23-0. Seattle plays next at the Cowboys and then the Ravens.
    The hater trolls on SF Gate are not happy with the day’s win.
    They are more concerened with style and points. Ask the Saints about scoring a ton of points.

  83. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    6-1 feels good!

  84. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    5 straight wins. Amazing. Carroll’s team is falling apart in Seattle, too. Sweet.

  85. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams are over the brutal part of their schedule now and could win their next five in a row before playing us at the Stick. It’s too late for them this year, but next year could be a battle.

  86. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, Spit has been permanently banned. He isn’t posting there anymore.

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Just when you think you’ve had enough fun for one day – Eagles 24, Cowboys 0 at the half. Delmar’s QB throbs are suckin’ big time today.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This works very well for us tonight if Philly knocks down Dallas.
     
    We lost to Dallas of course, so, helps out that we beat Philly.
     
    Heard Fouts refer to a Player today with ‘Jersey Edge’?
     
    Been here all my life, we call it
    ATTITUDE.
     
    Watch Anthony Davis on running plays. Cleaning the pile, picking up his Boys. He even had Harbaughs’ back in Detroit when Schwartz came in hard from behind.
     
    I’ll take our Guys, Offense or Defense, against anyone, in crunch time.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On Cribb’s TD when he burned T Brown, does anyone else think that Goldson gave up on the play?
    It looked like he pulled up because he thought Brown was going to push Cribbs out of bounds. Was I imagining that Goldson dogged it?If so that pisses me off.

    Mcdonald pulled a hamstring and is day to day. VD hurt his arm byt he says he’s not even going to get it looked at. He says he’ll spend the night in a hyperbaric chamber.

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    All in all, I think Goldson just got caught looking at the underneath route Bullit. Pretty sure he realized it too late to make up ground.
     
    So far, we’ve been playing lights out on Defense and I can forgive the ocassional lapse.
     
    Glad to see Alex (Roman) working with the passing game today. Braylon and Crabtree have to get into rhythm if we’re going to continue to improve balance.
     
    Another East Coast game next week against a 3-4 Team should afford us some TE work also.
     
    Have I mentioned how much I love our DEFENSE?

  91. robNo Gravatar says:

    the lambs are winning their way out of the andrew luck sweepstakes !

    too bad !

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Think that race comes down to Miami and Indy Rob.
    %nbsp;
    Whoever holds the 1st overall will be sitting pretty. Rookie Cap will stimulate Trade activity now, since Teams won’t go broke picking high.

  93. robNo Gravatar says:

    NJ9ER

    miami and indy are ok with me ! luck can go to either one , i’m just happy he won’t be going to a rival !

    NOFEAR
    dashon is getting there imo and is our best sefety ! whitner’s experience is helping him lay claim to our SS spot imo !

  94. robNo Gravatar says:

    SO who do you guys think is our best player on offense …

    sopoaga or sraley !

    lol

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Besides the playcalling the secret to this team’s success in contrast to last year is this team is well coached and disciplined. Yesterday no false starts or holding penalties on the Oline. Last year on TDs you had to hold your breath and look for the yellow hankies. At least 3 or 4 TDs were nullified ny holding.
    Yesterday we got away with holding on one play wghen the ref missed it. Maybe it’s on reputation? If your team is called for it then the officials look for it? I dunno but I like what I see knock on wood!

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  97. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Y

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13

BYE

11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

LOSERS:
Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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