And On The Tenth Day

Day 10 of the great 49er 10 day search for a new Head Coach. And a new OC. And a new DC. Heck, let’s just dismantle everything and start over with a lot of question marks. After all, rebuilding is so much more fun than competing for Super Bowls.

This will be the fourth new regime in the ten years Jed York has been running daddy’s operation. And the eighth new OC. At least they’re consistent; they’ll fire you if you’re bad and they’ll fire you if you’re good. Because nothing says “I’m the boss” like handing out pink slips.

The guess here is that if they don’t announce the new hire tomorrow, we won’t hear about it until Monday. Unless they’re embarrassed by the results of their rock-paper-scissors choice and want to bury the news inside the weekend of playoffs.

They’ll comply with the Rooney Rule today, by interviewing Teryl Austin, the Lions DC, so all systems are go for the big announcement. Assuming someone can find the scissors. And assuming Paraag Marathe tells Trent Baalke and York that real scissors aren’t actually used. If either guy appears at the HC presser sporting a bandaged hand, we’ll know how successful Marathe is at crisis management.

We’ll go out on a limb here and predict that Baalke will cast the deciding vote on the new HC. And that he’s smart enough to down a liberal dose of anti-convulsants and get a facial botox treatment before sitting down at the table with Marathe and York and attempting to keep a respectful face. And that he’s fully aware that York will toss him under the bus to save his own butt if anything goes wrong.

Ergo, this is probably the most important decision of Baalke’s career. Let’s hope he’s not spotted the night before in a dark corner at McCloughan’s Down the Hatch Bar.

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  1. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You really expected Blandino to come clean? I can see it now:

    Florio: (Batting practice fastball question)

    Blandino: Of course the fix was in. Could you imagine the ratings for Det @ Sea, Car @ GB??? We’re talking tens of milliona of future ad revenue here. And you know how big a bud Jerry is to the league. Look at how much league money went to Jerry for his stadium – then when that York kid wanted help later, we told him our pockets were empty, we’d already spent it all. Ha ha ha ha ha ha! That was fun!
    Jer’s best buds with Christie, too. They’ve got some stuff goin’ on with the Port Authority there. We have two of our biggest market teams in his state, remember. And it really is HIS state. Look how good a job he did for us on that Super Bowl. We made tons of money with his help, doing everything we could to restrict attendance to our ueberrich corporate clients.
    Yes, a couple refs had orders to throw whatever key calls they could in Jer’s favor late if the game was on the line. Not too blatant, mind you. They really blew it on that DH/PI/UC play. Too obvious. Never should have thrown the flag. Any flag. Like that mugging of Suh when he was about to nail Romo on that 4th and 6. Saved the Cowboys ass. Just don’t throw the flag. No problem.
    So yeah, I’m guilty. Damn straight. A few other peeps, too. Excuse me now, I’ve got to catch the redeye to Mexico City. Can’t miss that flight and my connection to… what was the name of that country again? They like greenbacks there, that’s all I remember. You don’t think I’m going down like Kennedy, do you? They’ll be trampling each other trying to whack me.

  2. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    From an AP article at the time of McCloughan’s departure and Baalke being named VPPP:

    ” All organizational decisions ultimately will go through York.

    “I will have final say on what our team looks like,” he said. ”

    Taken together with Baalke from the other day’s presser:

    “I have control of the roster. It’s in my contract.”

    Why in hell would a real head coach or a head coach hopeful want to get into the middle of that?

    Might explain some of the bench warmers we’ve seen come through here lately though.

  3. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    So is Blandino ordering various crews to call the games in favor of the Cowboys and just hoping no one spills the beans?

    Do you presume all those Cowboys 8-8 seasons were fixed? Or do you think all the fixins started AFTER he was caught in the party bus?

  4. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, talk about failing at connect the dots.

    Usually the perks come after the schmoozing.

  5. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why? Because ‘NFL head coach’ is a very tiny club.

    Why wouldn’t a prospective coach not want to come to a team with a lot of talent?

  6. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why do you think Blandino was there in the first place? Isn’t a bit odd that the vP of NFL officiating is partying on a Cowboys party bus?

    Do you think Jerry Jones isn’t trying to gain some sort of edge?

  7. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol RT it’s fun to speculate ain’t it? Could be. A case can be made either way with examples to support both cases = hard to prove intent so we are left to wonder.

    Nothing would surprise me when large money and human beings are involved. The NFL is no exception to “The Rules”.

    Rules? Yes, the greed rules rules. Don’t get me started on politics.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again I ask the question if you rhink this is fixed like the WWE and the outcome determined already why are you watching?
    Time to shut down your blog based on what you say.

    I would say Blandino probably makes $300K plus per year. He’s going to jeopardize all that for a few free drinks and lap dances? Did you see who was leading the tour on the bus? Jay Glazer Mr NFL Gossip himself. Now how does that square in the tinfoil hat world?

    If you think all sports are corrupt then the 3 SF Giants World Championships are a sham too. Let’s be consistent.

  9. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Sure there’s always someone desperate enough to take a job with the crap boss in the fancy building. Folks will do crazy, non-optimal stuff for money we know that. So?

    Does this mean a great employee will go there given winners have choices? Following a really really great employee who da boss booted for whatever reason? How many great employees are there out there today? You don’t count.

    Is Shanahan great? Or good enough? I suspect the later. So if the cheap ass crap boss is lucky he’ll get Shanny to cover his butt. Then maybe we get a breather. Maybe

  10. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seriously, Bullit. He was there on the bus. If tmz didn’t happen to film him no one would know.

    You can choose to plead ignorance but to think its a purely innocent trip to go play with the hookers, you are a child. What’s 300k in Jerrry Jones’ league? Chicken scratch.

  11. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He blew that in hookers and blow that night.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You are dodging my question.
    If you truly believe the fix is in why do continue to watch NFL games? If I did I wouldn’t.
    What are you going to say if the Packers beat Dallas?
    Just more BS from you.
    NF raises a good point that for this to work all NFL officials would have to be on the take and corrupt.
    All it takes is one person to blow the whistle.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Isn’t it funny that you would deny giving Harbaugh a raise of $1.5 mil per year as too expensive yet you just stated that Jerry Jones blowing $300K a night on hookers is “chicken scratch”.
    Your math and ethics don’t add up.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In Pro Football HOF voting Haley made the final 15 but missed the next cut of 10. Maybe next year.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From SF Gate blowback towards Bill Walsh from 1980 when things were not going so well in the form of letters to the editor

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On Charles Haley I misread and he is still in the running in the final 15. Still has a chance this year.

  17. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It means no such thing skippy. It means Jerry Jones is looking for an edge any way he can get one.

    Math and ethics? WTF is wrong with you? What does Harbaugh’s salary have to do with Jerry Jones’ wealth?

    I guess connecting the dots went a little haywire there, sport.

  18. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As far as those letters go, well, my theory holds true that most fans are idiots.

    At least the loudest ones. Anyone with a brain could see the improvement even if the results weren’t quite there.

  19. winderNo Gravatar says:

    chuck – I don’t think most fans are idiots but there are a lot of em that like to stir the pot. I remember years ago there was a guy who always posted on the green his name was Lanny R. Middings(if I remember right) and this guy was never happy about anything. I always like reading his stuff.
    So, if we are to believe the powers that be we should have our answers by tomorrow as to who our new leaders are. I would like to see Fangio get it and to be honest I wouldn’t mind an up-and-coming OC who isn’t field tested yet, just as long as he’s creative and and has a viable plan.

  20. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, 50%? I don’t know. I remember a Seattle game years back where Alex was getting his usual dose from the fans. The 2nd play of the game. He intentionally threw the ball at Gore’s feet on a screen, as the play would have lost 8 yards had be completed it. Of course the crowd went nuts booing. Even the old timers next to me were giving him shit. I said you want an 8 had loss? Next play was a 20 yard crossing pattern that VD took all the way. The Niners won that game like 40-27.

    You’d have thought it was Joe out there by the end of the game. Ok maybe not stupid, but fickle as hell.

    I still remember a ton of fans that wanted us to trade Steve Young and start Steve Bono. Or trade Joe because he was fragile after his back surgery.

  21. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Or like those letters said, fire Walsh.

  22. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I remember that guy. I think his real name was Glenn Dickey.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Nice self-portrait, Chuck.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The whole Blandino/Party Bus episode simply suggests, that the relationship is just a little TOO cozy, to the majority of NFL Fans.

    Ethics about sums it up Chuck.

    Just like Gov Mojo schmoozing with Jerruh.
    Sure he’s a Cowboy fan from NJ, just like I’m a 9er fan from NJ.

    The big difference?
    I can’t hand out lucrative State Contracts or, manipulate the system at the Port Authority, like Mr Lucky Orange Sweater can.

    There’s a little thing known in Political Circles, it’s called Conflicts of Interest, that neither Jerruh, Blandino or Gov Mojo seem to have an inkling about.

    Or, like Christie, just figures he’s in charge, screw the rest of you.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “What does Harbaugh’s salary have to do with Jerry Jones’ wealth?”

    Chuck was whining not to give Harbaugh a $1.5 mil raise because it would not please the other owners in the NFL.

    Yet you think spending $300K on hookers in one night is “chicken scratch” for Jerry Jones.

    You’re the one that made both statements.

  26. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm. Again, the dots don’t connect, skippy.

    I don’t think Harbaugh should get Super Bowl winning coach money. Fine.

    What does that have to do with Jerry Jones and his expensive proclivities? If he pays Jason Garrett $10 mill for being in the playoffs once, you know damn well the other owners would question his sanity and grouse because the price of coaches goes up.

    If he spends half a mill on a drug fueled weekend in Vegas, they’d nod and smile.

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Where there’s smoke there’s probably some kind of fire nearby. I wouldn’t put anything past JJ. I quit doing all drugs over 20 years ago but if I stumbled into a half mill drug party I just might pick it up again. for a few days anyway.
    chuck, i agree there are some very hard to please fans. When I was a kid and went to games at kesar I thought most of em were just drunks. Everyone seemed to have a flask and tempers would flare. I think the game of football brings out a lot of inner feelings, some more that others.

  28. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hah! Saw my first 4 games at kezar. End zOne seats. Like being in a zoo from the animals perspective.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “Like being in a zoo from the animals perspective.”

    Nice self portrait!

  30. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t believe I misspelled Kezar. Yeah chuck, i used to only go once or twice a year with my dad. He used to get free tickets from where he worked( the examiner) and would only take me every so often. But me and Grandma used to go to the East-West games almost every year.

  31. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah it was a different time back then, Winder. It was like 80% guys at the games, and 80% of the guys were drunk as hell. Brawls, bottles getting tossed, fans rolling onto the field (til they surrounded the field with a chain link fence), the occasional joint, fights with the cops, all manner of mayhem went on.

    Heady stuff for a 9 year old.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Roman has been invited to interview with the Rams for their vacant OC position.

  33. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good news for the Niners.

  34. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You want to keep Roman, Bullitt? Or awe you waiting for them to do something before deciding.


  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting news coming from Pittsburgh.

    Steelers report that Dick Lebeau announced his retirement, though it doesn’t sound like a retirement?


  36. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad we didn’t have a HC in place to make a call.

  37. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Roman wasn’t the problem. As evidenced by the fact that just about every team looking for an OC is interviewing him. In stark contrast to the predictions of the various ex-spurts pontificating on the blogs their interpretation of how and why things are s’posed to work in the world of pro football.

  38. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s interviewing Roman? TB, Jax… Yeah plum jobs those.

  39. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s not really the point, is it? Seems the blog geni pegged him as an idiot who couldn’t design or call a play right to save his ass. Because in their ignorance they can’t distinguish between one cause or the other when something goes wrong and rather than stay silent on it, choose something easy to point their bony fingers at in some rant.

    btw, so far I think it’s Buffalo for HC, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Cleveland and St Louis for OC. I might be missing some. I think I read Philly might be interested if Shurmur leaves there, too.

    He must be one those ex-spurt secret idiots. The sort who only blog ex-spurts can see it, but the guys working at it for real over a lifetime are so easily fooled they can’t.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just a week ago Chuck was trolling for a response that Harbaugh didn’t hire Roman as his OC and was ditching him because he was unwanted. I pointed out that Roman was being interviewed for several positions.
    This morning it appears Buffalo is hiring Rex Ryan as their HC and Schefter is reporting that Roman is his first choice as OC.
    I’m going to have Eggs Benedict for breakfast today.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Barrows had an interesting piece today on Greg Roman.
    He also asked the question “if Roman was so terrible why are so many teams interviewing him for open positions?”

    This from his article “One team source said he analyzed all the plays that the 49ers ran from the opponent’s 35-yard line and in and estimated the team wasted more than 100 points. The biggest culprit: Drops and missing open receivers.”

  42. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting update on Glen Coffee:

    “FROM NFL TO PARATROOPER…..Remember Former 49ers RB Glen Coffee? He’s An Army Paratrooper Now. Glen Coffee’s single year as a 49er may qualify as one of the strangest NFL careers. The summer after a promising 2009 rookie year, in which the third-round pick out of Alabama filled in nicely for an injured Frank Gore, Coffee up and quit. God didn’t want him to play football, he said in brief and guarded interviews. There’s more to life than the pursuit of money.

    In 2013 Coffee graduated from the Army’s Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. He says he doesn’t miss the NFL, and that serving in the military is a much better use of his gifts than playing professional football.”

  43. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It figures that you get your voice from Barrows, Bullitt. Again, you don’t know how to connect the dots. The fact that Harbaugh didn’t want roman and that other teams are interviewing him (for a lateral move no less) are not connectable. Why didn’t Harbaugh take him to Michigan?

    And you NoFear, still waiting for Nolan to get his second chance?

    Bullit, the fact that Harbaugh didn’t keep Roman is a fact. No debating that. If Roman is so good, how come he hasn’t been hired as a head coach? 4 years under Harbaugh and barely a nibble.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll go with Barrows over your favorite source of info TMZ any day.
    Carry on with your propaganda campaign against Roman.
    Keep showing how clueless you are.

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh didn’t “keep” Roman? You have no idea what Harbaugh wanted or who he asked to coach with him. Have you considered the possibility that Roman didn’t want to go back to coach college because he knew he had job offers if he wanted to stay in the NFL?

    WTF?!?! You changing arguments?!?! Again?!?! Now it’s barely a nibble for HC? You’re pathetic.

  46. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like “Blandino’s crooks” are giving the game to Green Bay today. That clock operator is doing his part, too. I wonder if he was on the party bus.

  47. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What part of Harbaugh didn’t keep roman don’t you get? It’s kindergarten around here.

    How the unsportsmanlike for a legal block? Or the pi call on the same play that was picked up last week?

    What exactly did Barrows say about Blandino. Bullitt?

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of kindergarten, Chuck. When a guy (Roman) wants to stay in the NFL, it’s impossible for another guy (Harbaugh), who’s coaching in college, to not want him because it’s not an option. That’s just simple logic. Way over your head, I know. You want some finger paints now? A nap rug?

  49. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Children start squalling. . . Now.

  50. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like hookers and blow only get you so far with the calls.

    Problem here is I think Dallas has a better chance of beating Seattle than GB.

  51. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s impossible for
    Harbaugh to not want him?

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The fix was in. Suggest you buy a new roll of foil and build that dunce cap a foot higher.
    Nothing like a misguided conspiracy theory gone wrong.

  53. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Plenty of chances for the Blandino crooks to fix the game. But they didn’t. What does that mean in Chuck’s world? Nothing! Just on to the next manufactured issue.

  54. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Just for fun, I thought I’d keep track today of how many times Chuck changes the subject to avoid admitting he’s FOS. 5 so far, and counting.

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Time for Manning to hang ’em up.

  56. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The refs made the CORRECT call, after the call was reviewed.

    No I HATE the Megatron rule, but everyone knows it. It’s been the rules for years.

    What part of the difference between correct calls being overturned without review or just not called at all vs. wrong call being reversed after review (in front of a national audience, after last week’s fix) is so hard for some people to grasp? What part of the huge revenue loss for Car @ GB and Det @ Sea vs. this weekend’s games do they not comprehend?

    The refs on the field tried to give the Cowboys both games they did not win on the field.

  57. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It seems like Roman, so highly coveted, will be working for T-Rex in Buffalo. Now THERE’S a promising and desirable job for an awesome OC. Not.

  58. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ha ha! Righteeeeo, rtf.

    Funny by the 3rd quarter of the Denver game, Denver’s DBs were mugging the Indy WRs, all tto no avail.

    Better put Dennis on suicide watch. Romo and manning are OUT!

  59. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why do you children worry about me so much?

    Theres football to be discussed.

    Like this stupid-ass incomplete pass they called. 3 steps and Bryant reaches for the goal line, and none of that denotes possession? Retarded.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If it was Fangio for the HC position wouldn’t they have named him by now? Too logical I guess. Best selection of OCs still available now altho in a heartbreaker GRo is off to BUF.

    Must be waiting for the Parcels protege McDaniels to be available so Balkey and co. can shock the fan base with him. Should be in 3 weeks then after SB. If no hire by mid-week then I guess we wait till after SB to hear.

    Message to Vic = “We’ll name you if we can’t get who we really want”.

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Very possible Phil.
    One upside if they go with McDaniels is his use of the TEs.

    What’s curious to me is, a 2nd interview with Bowles?
    If we’re looking at Defensive guys, either stick with Fangio or steal Quinn from Seattle, no?


  62. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I think Fangio knew what he was doing (and getting into) when he offered to fill the vacancy before there was one.

    And I did not like the Bryant call one bit. Not necessarily because it went against Bryant but because that call could have been argued either way. And because of Blandino’s ride on the Cowboy bus he could not rule that in favor of the Cowboys as it would almost certianly seal the playoff win for the Cowboys. And now it’s that play that’s the issue instead of the Dallas defense’s failure to stop the Pack in the second half.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the problem with the ‘appearances’ from last week for sure NoFear49er.
    I too thought Dez displayed control and made a football move toward the goal line.

    It was called properly upon the challenge, however, the rule itself is ridiculous IMO.

    Had Julius Peppers not stripped Murray, earlier in the game, that would have been a walk-in TD too I think.

    Could’ve driven a truck through the hole his O-Line opened on that play.
    He just didn’t get there, thanks to Peppers hustling off his block.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reports out there on CBS and PFT that Marinelli is already headed out of Big D.
    Apparently going to re-up with Lovie in TB.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the Julius Peppers play –

  66. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That was a good play by Peppers but the Dallas RG who was pulling to block him made a terrible block. He put his head down and charged and Peppers took a step back and matadored him. (yeah, that’s “totally” a verb) Look at the block the pulling LG put on the SS. I guess he didn’t want to risk a holding call but that was the opposite of holding. Whiff.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You’re right NoFear49er – Peppers saved a potential 60yd TD with his hustle.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    GB Safety was on the left hash. Questionable whether he could have cut that off before Murray got to the goal line.
    A lot of green in front him, had he remembered to hang onto the ball.

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You made me look him up NoFear49er –
    #70 is listed on the Cowboys roster as their wunderkind Rookie,
    Zack Martin.

    He certainly did whiff on that assignment. Big time.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Well it’s official that the Bill have hired Roman as their OC.
    Yesterday I posted Barrows article about Roman getting multiple interviews. The apologist chided me for posting a Barrows article
    as a source of info. This is the same guy that has been using TMZ as his source and the same guy that called Hall of Fame writer Ira Miller a “hack”. That just shows you how much the apologist knows because he’s the self proclaimed eggs-spurt.

    I hold Ira Miller in high regard and on the same level as Lon Simmons and Wayne Walker. They were the best.

  71. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good for you, skippy. I so hold dear your proclamations. Seeing as they mimic a beat writer, a la company apologist, you all walk like sheep.

    Funny how you and NoFear use the same stupid put-downs. For being grown men (?) you sure act like kids.

    Are you going to miss Roman? Seriously?

  72. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like the Bills Anthony Dixon is happy:

    “Roman is coming. Yes time to pull my big boy pads back out. I love it.”

  73. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Just as they will love being free next January.

  74. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Whew! Looks like Josh McDaniels, after interviewing with 49ers for HC, is staying with Patriots.

  75. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Bills already have one of the very best D’s in the league under Schwanz the arse. Rex is an elite D coach who will take over. But EJ Manuel and Rex??? God forbid. There’s a spot where McDaniels would have fit in fine. Roman will look good because of the HC and D again. But that’s about it.

  76. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Glad Roman landed somewhere. I don’t ever remember hearing that Roman was responsible for calling the plays during a game(i could be very wrong). I’m sure he had a lot of input but I think our offensive problems lie with the HC and the players. And, I guess I’m in the minority but I think Jed is a lot smarter than people give him credit. Ultimately he has to take responsibility for the whole shabang.

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. “Broncos and John Fox parting ways.”

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows is a local and respected beat writer unlike Chuck’s 3 primary sources of info; 1) Magic 8 Ball 2) Miss Cleo 3) TMZ.
    Anybody that says Ira Miller is a “hack” doesn’t know 49er football.

  79. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, yes Roman was the play caller who would sometimes be overruled by Harbaugh. Not sure how much the plays were overruled but I’m sure that played a part I’m why we had troubles getting plays off in a timely manner.

    Yes, Jed is doing the right thing here in trying to build a better offense.

    Look for Adam Gase to be hired as the 19th coach in 49er history tomorrow.

  80. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh. Looks like Denver’s owner isn’t happy with being close-but-not-quite as well.

    Interesting. Wonder if Peyton goes full-time pizza shill. Love his commercial with Joe where he says “Isn’t it funny how Joe only shows up for the playoffs?”

    The unintentional dig on himself is inescapable.

  81. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Denver doesn’t want Gase, but we do. Laughable.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The receiver in the QB’s helmet shuts down at the 15 second mark.
    Those last 15 seconds before the play clock expires is in the QB’s hands.

  83. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, Bowlen’s got Alzheimers. Idk if he he even works with Elway anymore.

  84. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *one less he – it looked fine!

  85. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We didn’t want Roman. But buffalo wanted Roman AND Rex? Hysterical.

    Bullitt, why did Alex Smith have so many delay of games? Same coaches, same problems. Different QBs, same problems.

  86. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t see us hiring an outside DC for the HC spot.

    Doesn’t guarantee Fangio stays, but that’s a bridge we haven’t reached.

  87. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Manning’s offense didn’t work for Manning and you think it’s going to work here from a guy with less than half Manning’s experience?

    Gase would be a big mistake in my opinion, but maybe you just want to see another Nolan guy running things here.

    Anybody-but-Harbaugh/Roman is a piss poor strategy, even for trolls.

  88. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I kinda hope we don’t get Gase, we need someone who can really work with Kappy. Unless he showed that he can answer the bell to the powers that be(jed), I don’t see that happening. Peyton takes more snaps from the shotgun( I guess they doen’t call it the shotgun any longer) than he does under center. From what I understand Peyton runs his own offense so it makes you wonder how much input he had this last year. i think we need to find someone who can work with Kappy and his mechanics. If they make him the HC I will truly be baffeled.

  89. winderNo Gravatar says:


  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Buffalo will probably have a better record than the Niners next year. They did this year, too.

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    EJ Manuel is a step down from Orton (gone now), and that’s saying something.

  92. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Boobie is happy the power run game is coming to BUF w/ GRo. He’ll thrive again. Bills with better record is quite possible. Depends on our O production assuming Vic stays.

    If GRo is your escaped goat then this article will not please you:

    From Kawakami but right on in that he sez it is “all of the above” as responsible for O meltdown: Hendrix, York, Balkey, OL, injuries.

    Josh McDaniels not interested in joining the pants brigade over here

  93. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve always despised Kawakami. Do I really need to read that article to confirm my opinion?

  94. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Boob didn’t thrive here.

  95. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bills with a better record than the 49ers? Wow. Sell me some of your stuff there, Phil. Must be the chronic.

  96. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Broncos make push to keep Gase. Laughing now, Skeebs?

  97. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And Skeebs, do you think the fact that buffalo had a better record than the Niners played into why Harbaugh is gone? or will you hold this years record against next years coach?

  98. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Laughable and laughing are not the same, Chuck. In your quoted article, it speculates that it’s a PR move, not a real desire, BTW.

  99. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I know why this year went bad, Chuck. I suspect why next year will not be good, either. Anybody with a brain, which would not include you, knows that York and/or Baalke wanted Harbaugh out BEFORE the year started. The record had nothing to do with it, but it was convenient to fool the likes of you.

  100. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess you should rename this place Rex’s Shoe Emporium.

    All the shoes that’s fit to sniff.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I guess you should find a better comedy writer.

  102. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Or just stick to your normal blather, which is always hilarious.

  103. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If the Bronks offer Gassy the HC he’ll prolly take it. But the Niners sure sound interested. Longer this goes the fewer candidates are available. 2nd interview coming up. Vic get ready son your time may be at hand

    Bronks attempt to get a SB with a hired gun = Manning came up snake eyes and cost a bundle. Even with Gassy as HC they are going to regress just like us.

    Hopefully we can get our O as productive as 2012-13 when Boobie was here…under GRo

  104. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, you better check your trusted sources again. I think certain folks who you like to parrot are recanting in preparation for a possible decent showing for the offense in snow-ville. More commonly known as scrambling for position on the fence so as to make all the bandwagon hopping about to follow easier, and you think, more believable.

  105. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    RT here’s some info on Gassy’s work w/ Tim Tebow back when =

    “Gase played an integral role two years ago reconstructing Denver’s offense a month into the season to set the stage for Tim Tebow’s miracle playoff run. Gase, the quarterbacks coach at the time, helped devise an option scheme with then-offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. While critics searched for ways that the flawed Tebow would fail, Gase employed his core coaching principle by identifying and maximizing his player’s strengths.’

    FO (Balkey) may like him to help Kap develop which is imperative

  106. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, looks like the brain trust forgot to consider who they might be able to hire to run the team. Minor detail I guess when you operate under the delusion that the owner’s son and the GM are what it takes.

    Then again, that’s what gets cheered as trying to win a super bowl in some circles. Move over Dan Snyder. And even he was smart enough to go get a Joe Gibbs. We’re looking at wannabes who will toe the line.

  107. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs I believe your right about Jed/Baalke wanting Jimbo gone before the year started. But, it sure would be interesting to know the reason why. And, i just don’t buy the spoiled brat stuff.

  108. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep the barrel is getting empty as J McDaniels wisely stays in NE.

    But hey NF Gassy is the one for York because “He’s 0-2 against Seattle and his O has under 75 yards on the ground combined in those losses.

    Sounds like a perfect fit.” (Jack Hammer)

    Vic is looking more like the man for us if this charade of a coaching search comes up snake eyes. Think OC search under Singletron. Would Gassy be our OC if not HC? Dunno, I want Vic for the HC.

    IF I read Elway right he will spend any amount to keep Gassy as his new HC if he wants the man. York will drop out of any bidding war against Elway and co.

    Fine give it to Vic Fangio

  109. phil fanNo Gravatar says:


    It was personal w/ York, call it a personality conflict w/ Jimi. York didn’t want to give Hendrix more money for turning the team around without winning it all. (The perfect excuse not to pay more regardless of any other results).

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still waiting on the mutiny comment and how half the squad was against Harbaugh. Not one player has stepped forward.
    Harbaugh is at Michigan so speaking up won’t effect any player’s status.
    Seems like more fabricated BS by the apologist.

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit it was fabricated by York the tweet as a way to get “Pay me more for taking yer 6-10 franchise to the SB” guy out of town.
    Then accepted by the usual crew to justify whatever needs fixing in their world

  112. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As usual Nofear you say some shit which means absolutely nothing. . Certain folks who I parrot? You are the one without an original thought. You always accused me of parrotting Kawakami when all along you are sucking barrow’s toes. Tell me again how Gase is a Nolan disciple? That’s like saying McCarthy is from the Teflon Mike coaching tree.

    Why did Denver cut ties with Fox?

    No one is going to step forward to bury Harbaugh because he is gone, Bullit. Beyond that the players aren’t in camp. They are on their break.

    Why is that? Why did Buffalo have a better record than the Niners THIS year, skeebs?? That’ll be a big deal if it happens next year, but it isn’t an issue now?

    That’s what’s laughable Skeebs.

  113. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What should the outcome have been Phil?

    Since you guys simply can’t get over the fact that Harvbaugh is gone, what should have happened here?

    All I can glean from you guys is we should have stayed with the Harbaugh/Roman coaching staff, and paid Harbaugh 5 years, $50 million.

    Tell me I’m wrong. All i hear is what a dumb decision it was. What you you have liked to see happen?

    Oregon is laying another big fat egg in another big game.

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Roman and Rex are pretty much in the same boats they set sail with.
    Both guys lacked a prolific passing attack.

    It will work for Rex, in that, there’s a top-shelf young Defense in place.

    Only conflict I can foresee is whether they retain Schwartz, a 4-3 guy, vs Rex, a 3-4 guy.

    Roman can run with the best of them, so, he’ll buy time, while both try to figure out, what the eff to do about a passing game and, what QB will operate it.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not crazy about Gase either.
    Only potential upside I can see is, he’s younger than Shanny.
    I do like his Offense however.

    Whether we can expect similar production is the question.
    Having Peyton makes any OC that much more credible.
    If he can groom Kaep, that’s where he’ll earn his stripes.

    It might make more sense to attempt to lure him away from Denver as an OC perhaps?
    If Elway throws HC money at him, let him stay there.

  116. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever Gase’s input was in Denver, at least he was in the neighborhood of a prolific passing attack. Shit, he turned Tebow into some form of a semi-successful QB. That took some doing. Osmosis has to count for something. Sure.

    Greg Roman’s nearness to a passing attack is the distance between the Roman Coliseum and Levi’s stadium.

  117. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    By semi-successful, I mean of course that he got Tebow and Denver past Pittsburgh in a playoff game. Semi-successful is not at attribute I’d attach to Tebow. At least in his pro career.

  118. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Put up or shut up time for Orygun. I sure like Devin Smith from Ohio State.

    Damn, Oregon can’t stop the run or the pass.

  119. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same scenario in Philly with Chip, Chuck.
    High Octane Offense is fun but, it wears out your own Defense.
    There’s a place for a power running attack in the NFL.
    When you have a lead, then you wear down an opponent.

    We need more octane from the passing game.
    I often wonder, whether the falling out with Harbaugh, was his inability to develop Kaep?
    Funny how Kaep is seeking a tutor after the Coaching change too?

    This whole departure from Harbaugh has everything to do with the Offense not developing IMO.
    Money may have played a part but, not beating Seattle, could have written the script, with the loss in the NFCCG against them too.

  120. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, it wan’t like this season’s regression was the only reason for the change, but it sure played a big part. And seriously, the offense looked terrible for very long stretches. Especially after the bye week. About the time Brady Hoke was being set to be run out of Michigan after losing to Michigan State. A death-knell for any Michigan coach.

    I kid, I kid.

    The disparity between 1st and 2nd half scoring, lack of adjustments, and all those lost leads played a big part, though.

  121. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Beyond that, the ‘teacher’ aspect Jed (and you) mentioned sure points to that as well.

  122. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh Chuck, that ‘Teacher’ thing has been haunting me.
    Too obvious to ignore IMO.

    Something just didn’t/doesn’t add up, when that term is used as much as it has been.
    Smells as though they felt the QB wasn’t coming along well enough perhaps?

    And, I wouldn’t stop there either.
    WRs and TEs were visibly absent as well, the younger ones for the most part.

    Might explain why Mangini is on the interview tour as well?
    As far as John Morton goes, I’ve had my doubts about him since he got here.
    We’ve gotten squat from the young WRs under his watch.

    Baalke better be mindful of his selections in April as well.
    He’s going to need some help developing any WRs he currently has, as well as any new selections he might be considering.

    2 of the young WRs I’d like him to consider are going to be working with Kaep at EXOS too.
    Good chance to see who might have a leg up in April.

  123. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What should have happened re: Jimi vs York?

    Give him a raise of course but not to the fantasyland numbers we hear here.

    Now that wasn’t so hard was it?

  124. 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