Aiming For Infamy

Some good games on tap for Thanksgiving this year. Minnesota vs Detroit for NFC North supremacy, Dallas vs Washington for the NFC East, and Pittsburgh vs Indianapolis for two teams trying to stay alive in crappy divisions.

The 49ers won’t be playing, so there is that to be thankful for. Though as turkeys go, they certainly qualify.

Instead, the Niners will fly to Miami and attempt to set the all time franchise record for consecutive losses. That’s roughly 67 years of 49er football without ever losing ten games in a row. That might be business as usual in Cleveland or Tennessee or a few other NFL joints, but not for the five time Super Bowl champion franchise.

Chip Kelly‘s name will be displayed as the architect of this disgrace, but he’s more of a partially innocent bystander this year. The team is a Jed York/Trent Baalke production all the way.

Neither one of these incompetent jackasses shows his face much in public these days, which only adds “gutless” to their already fetid resumes. At least Kelly stands up each week and stoically takes a beating without ever losing his composure.

In the sixteen years the Yorks have owned the franchise, they’ve only made three good hires. One was Jim Harbaugh, who courted the Niners more than they courted him. Another was Mike Nolan, who brought in Scot McCloughan and the two of them built the team that eventually went to three Title games and the Super Bowl. The third was Paraag Marathe, who is probably the only one in the FO that knows what he’s doing and is good at his job. Unfortunately, he’s a bean counter, not a football guy.

At any rate, one more loss and we can pin “Biggest Loser” to Jed York’s legacy, planting him in the historical infamy he so richly deserves. Go Miami!

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45 comments on “Aiming For Infamy
  1. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Miami by 17 and we’ll be the biggest losers ever.

  2. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    It may seem adding insult to injury, but watching the Cowboys lately has been a delight. Dak Prescott is a great QB, reminds me of days long passed when we had Montana and then Young. Never any fun seeing Jerry Jones smiling and fist-pumping, but it’s real football and fun to watch.

  3. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Oh and Happy Turkey Day to the faithful few here who champion lost causes.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yes Happy Turkey Day to the Faithful.

    The biggest turkey might be Kap who just doesn’t seem to know what he’s talking about these days. When asked about Castro he pulled something out of his ass and stuck his crap laden foot into his mouth.
    Kap actually said Cuba had a great education system. That’s why they still live in the 1950’s there.

    The nonsense that Kap is espousing shows you how uninformed he is and exposes him as a phony and a fraud.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners picked up Eric Reids’s 5th year option at the beginning of this season.
    If they want him back for 2017 he’ll cost $5.6 mil

    In his absence Taart might just take the job away.

    At this stage Reid doesn’t perform like a top safety and shouldn’t be paid like one until he does.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If Tartt was any good, he’d have unseated Bethea by now.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lions march downfield on opening drive.
    Boldin catches 2 third down passes to extend the drive.
    Stafford finds Boldin in endzone for opening TD.

    Remind me why Baalke let Boldin leave?

    Detroit signed Boldin for $2.75 mil So again it’s Baalke thinking he can get away with doing things on the cheap which has lead to the dumpster fire.

  8. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey! Congrats on being one of the damn few astute football geniuses who recognize what coach Nolan brought to the franchise.

    We did use Tartt in coverage of the NE TE Bennett and he either shut him down or Brady just decided to ignore his normal tendency to go to a TE opting to exploit the “Edelman’s always open” option instead.

    I actually think our secondary is the least of our problems. One of which is them trying to make up for the ILBs’ play, or lack thereof.

  9. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the ‘faithful few’ for sure.

  10. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Couple of random football thoughts tonight.

    1.) If the NFL cared at all about the future of the sport, and they were genuinely worried about their ratings, the owners would have the foresight to do away with Roger Goodell and hire a commissioner who actually loved football. My vote? John Madden. Sure. Madden doesn’t have the legs or the energy anymore to do all the publicity stuff, but he’d fix the game. He’d make the game better. The NFL today flat-out sucks. It’s because of the rule book. In the past, other startup leagues have tried to challenge the NFL. Leagues like the USFL or Jim McMahon’s league failed but if the right person came along and said we’re not going to be as worried about player safety but we’ll avoid getting bogged down in the rule book minutiae better, another football league could seriously takeover huge market share from the NFL and that was unthinkable five years ago.

    Think about it…. First you do 2 pre season games. Players would be attracted to that. Secondly you basically cut the NFL rule book in half, tossing half of the rules like the horse collar tackle or the Brady “tuck” rule right out the window.

    Then, if you’re smart, you don’t let any team or team facility have a weight room. Why is CTE such a problem? It’s the increased, unnatural mass of today’s NFL player. How many guys get busted for PIDs only to have a four game suspension and be right back on the field with all that extra bulk? That extra muscle helps a DB run faster and slam more weight into a ball carrier’s head. So change the culture of the new league. The new league should do away with the weight rooms and have a zero tolerance for steroids or any kind of performance enhancing drug. You do that, college players will come to the new league in droves.

    The real problem with the NFL is that the owners believe what drives the NFL is their star players. So naturally the NFL protects those star players, and they go out of their way to do so. But the reality is that the players aren’t the ones who make the great drama. It’s the game itself, preserved properly, that creates the drama. If a new league owner understood that, and built it correctly, they would come.

    2.) Jed York is stuck. I saw a funny clip of ESPN’s Stephen A Smith bashing York for hiring what everyone knew was a publicity stunt in Chip Kelly. But York can’t fire Kelly because then he’d be paying two (which has never been a problem in the past) but maybe three coaching staffs at once. And if you fire Baalke there goes the head coach and GM continuity because the new GM would become saddled with drafting players that fit Chip’s moronic, college schemes that clearly don’t work in the NFL. So York can’t really fire either Baalke or Kelly.

    He could fire Baalke and hire a new GM and tell him Kelly will be fired in a year or two and use Kelly’s ineptitude to gain higher draft choices all-the-while drafting players that fit a more general pro scheme strategy, but who in their right mind gives Jed York that much credit?

    3.) The Redskins are better than the Cowboys. Jay Gruden sucks. There’s nothing worse than a coach who thinks he’s a tough guy and admonishes players for not getting the job done, then he doesn’t get the job done himself.

    Now that I’m no longer a 49er fan, and I’m close to not watching the NFL at all anymore, I do still follow the Redskins, Chargers and Raiders, and Jay Gruden, as a head coach, sucks. Tonight he benched running back Matt Jones for a third straight game for fumbling a few weeks ago, presumably costing the Redskins a game, but tonight Jay Gruden was a hypocrite. Gruden cost the Redskins a game with terrible goal line play calling, an awful decision to go for two way, way too early in the game that was unsuccessful, and a simply disgusting on-sides kick call that took all the momentum out the Redskins corner and put it, for the rest of the game, in the Cowboys’ corner. His clock management was disgusting. His play calls were awful. His strategies were terrible. I love Kirk Cousins. I loved him coming out of Michigan State. I also love Scot McCloughan. But Jay Gruden sucks. The Redskins should have beaten the Cowboys today. Gruden, and to be fair, the Redskins’ kicker, lost the game today for the Redskins. If Gruden can bench Matt Jones three games for fumbling, I wonder if he’s man enough to own this loss. It’s doubtful.

    4.) Michigan is in trouble. Speight is day to day with his shoulder injury but some people have speculated that Speight broke his collar bone and that Harbaugh is playing the game outside the lines, forcing Urban Meyer to prepare for two qbs. But that’s not too difficult for Meyer. John O’Korn is awful. And if Speight isn’t 100%, and it’s a choice between O’Korn or Speight at 75%, Urban Meyer has to be please either way. The solution is simple: Blitz. You blitz a wounded qb and you blitz a bad qb. If I’m Meyer, I’m dialing up the blitzes all night and day regardless who the qb is. Either way, without a qb, Harbaugh and Michigan are sunk. That’s not news.
    Go Michigan!

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Miami has strong running attack but 3 of the 5 starters are out and questionable if they play at all. Pay attention to I jury report. LT, LG, and C (Albert, Tunsil, and Pouncey) out may give this game to us.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    When you want to talk about football again, RT, you’re welcome to post here. All we see of you now is an occasional pop-in from the barnyard to go on an out-of-the-blue political rant which sounds like a guy fresh out of shock therapy. I’ll continue to delete these rants as long as you keep posting them.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    LOL. I’m going to make a very uncharacteristic comment …
    Since I’ve had the All-22 film access (3 years), SF is the worst defense for a Dolphins opponent that I’ve watched on film. I really don’t see how this defense stops Miami’s offense (or any offense).

    Not only do they not have very good players, they are undisciplined, they don’t line up properly, and their scheme is questionable. I said it in another thread, if there was EVER a defense in which Tannehill can dominate, this is the game. I also believe Gase is going to cater the game plan to get Tannehill a big game.

    Posted by ct1361 on Nov 26, 2016 | 1:35 PM

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A good article. For O play design and coaching they have Gase, their OC, and Dan Marino.

    They watch a lot of film and design plays to take advantage of weaknesses in our D, available at beginning of week to players.

    Do niners do enough of this. Is this approach dumbed down for Kap. Are routes needing to be dumbed down also.

  15. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Sir Spits-a-lot was right again as the UM Jimis fall in double OT to Ohio St…and one headset lost to the extreme ire of the HC. Gotta love that guy lol

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Repost since this may be the only hope for the diehard niner fans. Myself, I look forward to his exposure getting him injured to allow us wins against CHI and NYJ. Whether it is playing injured or out does not matter. 1-15 matters.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Quinton Dial will not play.

    but …

    Dolphins deactivated three starting OL: Laremy Tunsil, Branden Albert, Mike Pouncey.

  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, terrible news with all 3 OL. Up to Dolphins D to shut us down.

    I guess they feel they can win and we are that bad. Seems Tunsil would have been at LT. They are letting him heal and are counting on our D being a joke. No pass rush from either outside or inside. ILB’s are garbage so gameplan stresses RB and TE.

  19. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I am pretty sure Alabama would beat us.

  20. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Third quarter slump starts in the 2nd Q with the fumblerooski by Celek. MIA marches down to take a 14-7 lead. We may be watching history gentlemen

  21. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Miami completely wastes a 78 yard KO return, backs up out of field goal range, and punts into the end zone for a touchback. Just terrible.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Where is any pass rush. Dolphin’s 3 best OL starters are out. Pathetic.

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ajayi only 36 yards. Then how many niners in the box.

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Miami totally botches their last possession and gives Kaepernick one more chance, and even leaves his a timeout. How are these guys 6-4?

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    LT, LG, and C out and they still scored 31.

  26. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Great teams overcome adversity to find ways to win. Shitty teams overcome opportunity to find ways to lose.

    Congratulations to the 49ers and Colon Crapperfull on their historical achievement today. A greater team would have fallen short of this goal, and beaten a Dolphin quad missing most of their offensive line or sense of clock management.

    But the 49ers were steadfast and true in their commitment to excrement, and found a way to get her done.

    Now truly they belong to the ages. Because no one else effing wants them.

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Miami tried everything to help the Niners make a game of it.

    This is the worst team, from top to bottom, players, coaches, front office and owners, ever assembled.

    If they’d pulled a miracle win out of their ass some folks might think they were trending up instead of just swirling the drain.

    It’s time for Denise to make a statement clarifying her intent for the future of this franchise.

    Head coach, gone! General manager, gone! Jed as CEO, gone! Idiotic protesters, gone!

  28. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle’s Sherman getting embarrassed by Evans and out-Sherman’d. That’s always fun. So there’s that.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still the inability to run a decent hurryup ultimately cost them.
    When you are behind every second is precious and at the end they had the downs but not the time on the clock.

    Having to call that timeout with the play clock ticking down was ridiculous because they were snapping the ball spending 5 to 10 seconds at the line and in no hurry to lineup.

    Small details do matter. Again Kap had the brain fart ignoring the play clock and barking signals 2 seconds past when the clock hit zero. He was oblivious that the clock was about to run out.

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CHI is next, will Cutler be able. Why no ACL damage to dimwit yet?

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bears could have won at the end, a WR drop. Trevathan seriously injured and Freeman on suspension for PED’s. Can we lose next sunday?

  32. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I have “faith” in our boys, Tom.

  33. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes we CAN! Lots of faith in our boys…to implode. So 1-10 with the best ‘possible’ record at 6-10 which leaves Skeebs prognostication skills in danger of being shredded. He’s going to have the pleasure of crossing off the 7-9 calls of Chuck and RT…then the rest of us soon enough. Which would leave Bakkentom as the dubious winner as closest to final record.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This espn recap has a video, with the last play. Would like to see the all-22 on this play. Any targets open? Any targets that could be thrown open. Why does dimwit always leave the pocket early.

    With all his running, why no ACL or ankle injuries. No DC’s have put a bounty on the scrawny QB.

    Scrambling takes time off the clock. In crunch time he still scrambles. This game was winnable. Niners had a far better oline today. Why can’t dimwit take advantage of that. Why the same old shit.

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep lost the game. Same old same old. He has no excuse next week. The Bears are decimated with injuries.

    Kaep avoids injuries because he leaves the pocket early. Leaving plays on the field, not a team first player. He keeps on losing games for the team. Why do coaches put up with QB’s like that.

  36. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Yet pudge wants Kap over Gabbert. Who thinks Gabbert could not have won any of the last 6 games.

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert took apart the Rams D. He faced tougher D’s. BG getting screwed. Get out via FA.

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think Hyde was pretty open on that play but if the America-hater didn’t try to take it in himself, Miami’s Cuban LB Alonso wouldn’t have had the chance to lay out the Castro promoter as perfectly fit the occasion for all those Miami fans booing “Thunderous Boos” his appearance.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom the simple answer to why Kaep leaves the pocket early?
    He’s a runner with no pocket presence.
    Bad habits are apparently too hard for him to break.
    Mike Vick 2.0

  40. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, he is a fail and should be terminated. Is that point brought up in these faux pressers by faux left wing journalists to Chipster. No doubt receivers are open, even the ones before the chains that BG and Alex get all the shit for.

    So he does all these early pocket runs and gets credit for it by PC journalists not wanting to offend RT’s black QB. Tannehill made big throws with DL in his space.

  41. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Nate Culpepper used to do that. Hopefully Kap meets the same fate as him.

  42. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the reality.

    The Big Ben’s, the Aaron Rodger’s, …. and BG stay in the pocket looking for that open receiver or throwing that receiver open which on average yields those big plays that win games.

    In BG’s case those receivers never are open because they cannot get separation, i.e TB’s mid round, late round, and UDFA picks. So he dumps to a close RB or TE to salvage a play.

    To the faux journalists and the dopey fans this makes BG incompetent.

    Kap chickens out at the mere appearance of a collapsing pocket and runs away like a chicken shit woman and he gets praised. Yet dimwit has faced weaker D’s and still cannot get wins. But that is OK since he is black. The BLM loving Vick like loser gets extra praise for his left wing sputterings.

    A QB only RT, Spit, and Chuck could love. BG needs to flee this shit hole in March. He doesn’t deserve this.

    This whole org stinks from top to bottom. Time to nuke it. From one of the 200 nuclear missile silos around Minot ND.

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17