And The Winner Is …

This is probably Jed York‘s last chance to show there’s functioning life going on between his ears. Picking the wrong HC is one thing. Picking the wrong GM is quite another. Whoever the new GM is, he’ll be putting his imprint on the next five to ten years of 49er football.

Who am I kidding? These are the Yorks. Jed could screw this up and still be around to screw up again and again for the next forty years.

Even if York accidentally gets one right, it won’t last. Any intelligent and competent GM/HC will not be able to keep the contempt for this miserable little fool out of their voice and out of their eyes. If there’s one thing York has probably gotten good at over the years, it’s recognizing when someone has lost respect for him.

You can bet it didn’t take long for Jim Harbaugh to reach the contempt level. And that’s when York went into overdrive with his backstabbing efforts to get Harbaugh out of town.

Who’s next to discover York is a fool? Can they get through the interview without letting it show? Are they worth hiring if they do?

We should have our answers soon. If the new FO team seems like a sensible choice, it means Paraag Marathe was running the show. It the choice seems ludicrous, it was the little meatball at the wheel.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    York needs to get this one right because it’s going to be a 3 year grace period for the new HC/GM.

    I am hopeful that they get it right because it impacts the next 3 seasons, and some of us older guys don’t have another 25 years
    for this to happen.

    Riddick said he would blow up the roster and when you think about it can you name 20 keepers? That means an influx of 33 new players.

    I am hopefully optimistic and not as skeptical as most on this blog. I wanted a housecleaning and got my wish. Plenty of time to pile on after the selections are made.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Let’s see how Foster does at the combine.

    If Ruben Foster is a LB like Patrick Willis/Luke kuechly than the Niners should select him as this is a major hole in the defense.

    LBs like Bowman and Willis have a greater impact on a defense than a Buckner.

    Bowman, Willis and Kuechly all are among the leaders every year in tackles. Above all they are high impact playmakers who have changed the tide of games single handedly by their stellar play.

    Let’s see what happens at the combine.

  3. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I agree on the blow-up. It is pretty obvious that we have a losing culture at the moment. That has to be rectified. As far as Jork making solid decisions, I kinda doubt it. Hoping he has an ear for some solid advice. Or maybe the blind squirrel theory.

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Shanahan and McDaniels cannot interview further until their season is over. Broncos, Bills, and Jaguars done. Niners, Rams, and Chargers need HC.

    Sean McVay along with above two are quality OC. Looking very good that our O will be fixed.

    With #2 in every round and boatload of FA money I would be very positive with a trade down of #2 and in first two rounds grab WR1, QBOTF, and BPA at OT or ILB. Assuming the 1st in top 15 and late 1st and a 2nd.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I’m counting on instant improvement because it is really hard to suck as bad as this version did in 2016. Nowhere to go but up.

    Very rare in Niner history where both offense and defense sucked so badly. At least a potent offense allows the ability to catch up which this team was incapable of.

    Team has to establish an identity again. If they hire one of the 3 offensive coaches then the DC hire will be crucial.

    I’ve heard some chatter that if McDaniels is the HC that he’ll bring in Mike Vrabel as his DC. That same Vrabel whoi refused to interview with the Niners. He’s supposed to be a very good defensive guy.
    Either him or Wade Davis orJohn Pagano would be excellent choices.

  6. PHIL FANNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom here is a counterpart article by Cohn jr touting Sean McVay paired with Eliot Wolf as GM for the Niners =

    I like McVay/Wolf as our HC/GM combo as they have closer ties to the Niners than McDaniels/Riddick. Holmgren was recruited to GB by Wolf’s father Ron. That worked out pretty well. And I’m all in favor of relying on the Walsh legacy to rebuild this team. Despite yorks’ refusal to consider this foundation.

    “When Ron Wolf took over the Packers in 1992, he needed someone who could develop the quarterback he was about to trade for — 22-year-old Brett Favre. So, Wolf hired the best offensive-minded coach he could get — 43-year-old Mike Holmgren. Bill Walsh’s quarterbacks coach and George Seifert’s offensive coordinator.”

    “And, there is someone else. A sleeper. His name is Sean McVay.

    You probably recognize that last name. He is the grandson of John McVay, the 49ers’ GM who worked with Bill Walsh. Sean is another 49ers descendant.

    And he’s the offensive coordinator for the Redskins, whose offense ranked third this season. And he’s the coach who groomed Kirk Cousins, who became one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL under McVay’s guidance.

    McVay has everything Wolf would look for. The only issue is McVay’s age — he’s 30, which is young for a head coach. But Wolf is 34. How could he discriminate against youth? These two are an ideal match.

    And they’re connected through someone you know. Former 49ers GM Scot McCloughan.”

    Rams are red hot to grab McVay and the Niners have done little to reel him in as far as we know. We’ll see…

  7. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I like both Wolf and Riddick. I think that either would be a huge step up from what we had. I like McVay a little more than McDaniels. But both seem like another huge step up from what we had. That means Jork will pick somebody else.

  8. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep to think anything else is to set oneself up for needless disappointment, heartache and excessive gas/alcohol consumption.

    “To expect more than one is likely to get is the essence of suffering”

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There were reports out there regarding the Gase hiring efforts too, relative to him being ‘too young’.
    This is the epitome of the problems in SF.
    Jed/Paraag trying to do something as important as hiring a GM/HC duo with no clue what football acumen is.
    They’ll likely wait on McDaniels to tap his own GM preference I’d guess?
    Not going to expect them to do much else until they do what they do.
    This sort of drama is getting old.

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tweedledumb-A$$ goes shopping for yet another answer to fix what is broken in SF.
    Started, and likely ends, with York Ownership.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I am interested to know who you would favor as the GM and HC?

    If you plan to follow the Niners for the coming years this has a huge impact on your quality of life in watching this team.

    I am hopeful that they make good choices and finally there can be something positive to say and look forward to rather than the bitchfest we have had as the team disintegrated after Harbaugh.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the Fairylan/Barnyard it seems ignorance is bliss.

    Chuckles says “They got to do something by this weekend or al the HCs will be gone.”

    Then Chuckles pontificates “Get Ron Wolf. His style may not be the flashiest, and he follows Baalke in the draft and develop philosophy, but he’s a prime candidate and they need to get this done soon.”

    Ron Wolf is the Packer exec and father of Eliot Wolf who the Niners interviewed. Just like there is a difference between John McVay and his grandson Sean McVay. What’s in a name? No difference between Mike or Kyle Shanahan or Buddy, Rex or Rob Ryan.

    As for the candidates for HC the 3 Niner favorites are all in play with Chargers looking for a defensive coach. Main competition for first choice are the Rams.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ravens earlier this season fired Marc Trestman and replaced him with Marty Mornhinweg who was fired at the end of this pats season.

    Today John Harbaugh is announcing his new OC which will be none other than Greg Roman.

    Curious that the Ravens have had 3 Ex Niner OCs as their OC.

  14. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I really do think their is some urgency in up picking our GM pretty soon. Lots of teams are gonna grab their HC in the near future and we really gotta get ahead of this. This is where I think Jork has problems, he doesn’t seem to make quick decisions. In this game it seems like timing is everything. I just hope our exhausting search for a new GM/HC isn’t too exhausting.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What about Todd Haley for HC. The best O’s look like Packers, Steelers, and Falcons. Add Sean McVay to Haley and Shanahan. None of those teams are strict WCO. If a competent QB can give the vertical threat that is the best, even overcoming a bad line like Luck and the Colts.

    Haley and McDaniels have done HC before and have better chance of improving on what did not work. These high octane offenses demand a big-armed QB with brains. Needs to see all targets with full field in play and pocket presence to allow the vertical routes to develop. Full command of QB 101.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From a dawgsbynature.Com fanpost:

    In my opinion the Browns should not trade for Jimmy Garoppolo. He doesn’t have the arm strength to succeed in the AFC North. He is also 25 years old with very little game experience since leaving Eastern Illinois in the Ohio Valley Conference.

    Belichick went 11-5 with Matt Cassel so I put (a little but) not much stock in Garoppolo’s wins versus Arizona and Miami. I would prefer to draft a younger QB with elite traits and character that Hue feels is coachable

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yeah. Shitcan the mental midget leftie muslim wannabe and serve cutlets. Can see RT and Chuck in violent spasms. Recommend this article highly!!!!!!

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Rams are now making former Washington OC Sean McVay the youngest HC in NFL history, per source. McVay turns 31 years old on Jan. 24.”

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why wait. Blow this bitch up, says Steve. JAX have Coughlin heading up football ops. Maybe old Shanahan here?

    Too bad we might be losing out to the Rams with McVay. He might be the best QB/OC developer.

  20. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Jed York wanted to follow the example of fellow anti-American big business bosses and bring in an immigrant from Mumbai for Baalke to train before getting fired, but Marathe insisted on one of those AI robots to lead the franchise.

    So now they’re left with having a bunch of football guys they have little in common with taking their turns at trying to wow them into a job they know will certainly end in failure while Jed and Paraag are merely sizing them up as willing fall guys.

    Sad, sad, sad.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The 3 teams looking for HC are all in Cali. Now it is two. Envy the Rams.

    Will root for them to succeed. Oline needs better coaching. Will their O staff get it together and finally excel? Can they now fix Glenn Robinson, etc. Only negative is lack of 1st Rd pick this year. TENN has big future courtesy of the Goff trade package.

    Now it is SD and SF competing for the best offensive mind. We should have the edge with Shanahan. McDaniels misfire in DEN scares me a little. Is he the better for it.

    Love to see Cutler and Gabbert with Kyle Shanahan and if needed the QBOTF from 2018 draft, unless Mason Rudolph has what it takes. 2nd or 3rd pick this year may land him?

  22. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t worry about the barnyard. SSDD.

    Chuck will predict every scenario known or written about elsewhere, and still be wrong.

    He will then get fully behind whatever happens only to reverse his position when sportswriter-folks start criticizing it in his never-ending attempt to be ahead of the curve and therefore always chasing his tail.

    Along the way he will criticize and insult everyone not on board with his current fantasy.

  23. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever Steve Young says is bullshit. He’s the Chuck of the talking heads. He knows everything about everything. ie: he knows shit.

    In his football career he learned how to extract huge contracts for playing like shit, how to backstab his friend and mentor, how to extort leadership for his personal gain. If he wants to talk about any of that maybe I’d listen.

  24. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Once again the 49er FO has their thumb(s) up their A$$. There is very little to hope for in their decisions. Jimmy hat III come on down, I am sure he has a plan. I doubt they even made an offer to McVay. My guess is we don’t beat the Rams twice next year.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chargers have announced that Anthony Lynn is their HC.

    That leaves McDaniels and Shanahan as the frontrunners .

    Tom Cable is going to be interviewed but he had his troubles with the Raiduhs fighting with one of his assistants and having domestic violence allegations. That should be a disqualifier.
    He;s a good Oline coach but lousy HC.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Every other HC opening has been filled now.

    If this wss the year after Tomsula then they could take a chance on McVay.
    But after firing Kelly they can’t risk it on McVay who has never been a HC and only been a OC for 2 years. High risk, high reward.

    Just needs a couple of more years experience.

  27. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    35 years later we have the memories and really the same feelings as when this played out at the Stick =

    The start of the glory years

  28. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The win boosted Walsh’s record to 23-27

  29. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Did the Niners fall in love with Sean McVay?

    Home News 49ers serious about Packers execs and tried to pair Sean McVay with one

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    Former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay was hired by the Los Angeles Rams to be their new head coach. McVay interviewed with the 49ers on Monday and NFL Insider Mike Silver reported that he “crushed” the meeting. How impressed were the 49ers with the 30-year-old? According to Silver, they immediately started thinking about a possible pairing with one of the executives from the Green Bay Packers, both of which they had interviewed with the 49ers the week prior.

    On NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute,” Silver said the following:

    “Sean McVay was so impressive in that interview that he was told, ‘We’ve got a couple of GM candidates in Green Bay that we interviewed in [director of football operations] Eliot Wolf and [director of player personnel] Brian Gutekunst. We are serious about them. You don’t know them, here are their phone numbers, go ahead and reach out and see what connection you can form with them because we’re considering you that seriously.’ So obviously this is someone who was being considered at a high level by both of those California teams.”

    This is what I was speculating about in suggesting the Wolf/McVay GM/HC combo. Really hope we get Wolf or even Gutekunst from GB

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Someone else who thinks Ruben Foster should be the choice with 2nd pick in draft

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ecstatic with our choice and no competing teams for Shanahan, McDaniels, or Haley. Jed cannot phuck this up. Blind luck for us.

    Bullit, with the OC’s still available I would make O the priority. Trade down the #2 for the best WR1 (Mike Williams?, Juju Shuster??, ???). If no one gives us a tradedown package then take WR1 there.

    Baalke spent so many drafts on D for 1st rounders. Just stop already. Use FA to find the next Danny Trevathan. Bid for Jamie Collins. Maybe Gerald Hodges needs better coaching.

    Time tO get the O out of the gutter.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gerald Hodges is a FA and most likely gone as are about 30 on the roster.

    There are lot’s of UFA CBs out there this year.

  33. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I agree we gotta get an offensive minded HC. And if we lose all 30 players who really gives a… It’s has to be a total rebuild anyway. It’s hard to get hopeful with a Jork decision but there are some interesting choices to be had.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    You look around at all the 2016 draft classes around the league and the surprise day 3 picks that are quality starters.

    Dallas Dak Prescott, Chicago Jordan Howard,…

    Rashard Robinson was ours but underperformers surrounding him.

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Prefer Shanahan over McDaniels since no 1st for Garappolo.

    Old man VP of football ops. New GM. Kyle HC and maybe Ray Horton as DC? BG bridge QB and draft QBOTF in 2017 or 2018. Let the HC earn his money and develop the next Matt Ryan.

    Then there is Haley.

  36. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Shanahan is OC ON THE #2 O in the league -Atlanta. I too prefer him to the risky McDaniels.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would trade for Garrapolo for the right price.
    That would be next years’s #2, this year’s #4 and next year’s #4 if he starts 10 gamwe.

    No doubt Garrapolo gives the position instant credibility and would be superior to anyone they could draft. In the meantime draft a QB every year to develop and compete.

    Much has been made of the Pats trading Ryan Mallet and Matt Cassell. For Mallet the Pats got a 6th round pick and for Cassell they got a 2nd rounder. The myth is the Pats fleeced the other team which is not true. Both trade did not work out.

    Some risk involved but teams like the Aints took a chance on Drew Bress and Packers with Brett Favre which has led them to Super Bowl wins. If you fit the QB into the right system you could develop a winner and that’s what the Niners are looking for.

    Examples of latecomers from Canada and the Arena League are Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia and Kurt Warner.

    The important thing is to take a risk and you could get rewarded big time.

    It has been mentioned that the Pats

  38. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    That was the national anthem? Damn near unrecognizable crap.

    All I can say is I hope it’s the prelude to the Seahawks’ exit.

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t complain (yet) about the Seahawks getting favorable treatment from the refs. Wilson gets two head bonks on a slide (no call), then the blatant pick play for a Falcon TD (no call). Guess they’re saving the best for last.

  40. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Julio can keep embarrassing the loud-mouthed cheater Sherman and the zebras probably love it. They’ll get the call from ‘above’ soon enough.

    I think the pick play was legal though. Sanu just cross-released and it was too close to the LOS to call a penalty there.

    I must’ve missed the Wilson slide hits.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looking like a looooooong day ahead for the boys up north.

  42. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Shanny’s O moving the ball on the SEA people. Good sign. Plus ATL D stopping RW and getting pressure

  43. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    If the Falcons can push the run game the Seahawks are toast.

  44. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    SEA O Line getting abused by the pass rush. Coached by Tom Cable our NOT to be HC

  45. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep the Falcons are dominating thru the air. Keep the ball away from Wilson w/ the run

  46. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Phil, when they line up on their own 1 yard line in an empty set they’re making a pretty bold statement.

    The Falcons’ biggest worry today is the kick-off after scoring.

  47. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    I really thought the calls and no-calls would go the Seahawks’ way after they fell behind, as per usual, but it looks like they’re on their own today.

  48. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    INTERCEPTION WILSON. Nail meet coffin. The gunslinger got burned. Now run da ball ATL.

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And Matt Ryan gets to take a little stink off his postseason record.

  50. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hopefully. Wilson hitting the bombs now

  51. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Whoever called that a completion should be investigated for incompetence or texting while officiating. I guess the attempt still satisfies his handler.

  52. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Baldwin coughs it up for another INT

  53. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Was that Baldwin?

    Oh, shit, punch it in.

  54. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Buh bye ‘Hawks; Go Green Bay

  55. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll bet Rodgers doesn’t have any miracle, no-pressure, no-defense-in-the-end-zone Hail Marys, anyway.

    I don’t really care who wins or who wins the Super Bowl other than the best team and that’s the best without undue zebra help.

    Outstanding goal-line stand by Houston there btw.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m well beyond ‘favoring’ anyone for GM/HC, so long as Jed/Paraag are involved.
    They’ve both come to the realization that GM/HC should get along in order for things to get done.
    Well? DUH?
    Baalke and Harbaugh got along just fine while Jim was at Stanford.
    Once he arrived in SF, those 2 nitwits decided to torch the bond, despite winning on the field.
    All told, they alone are the reason why SF is where HCs go to be fired.
    Until they lose their desire to micro-manage football Ops, nothing will change IMO.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My guess is, they’ve already settled on McDaniels.
    Given that theory, Riddick seems like the ‘only’ option willing to take the risk of coming to work for the nitwits.
    Watch McDaniels stand them up and, torch the entire charade.
    I have major problems with non-football guys trying to sell us on anything football related.
    They gave nothing to Baalke but analytics and Cap constraints, while expecting miracles in return.
    Had they simply left Harbaugh and Baalke to work things out, I suspect it would have turned out much differently than it did.
    By meddling in football Ops and orchestrating media leaks, they cooked their own a$$es, which is why we are where we are now.
    They deserve all the backlash they’re receiving IMO.
    Sadly, it’s us who suffer, for their negligence and lack of football acumen.
    Until they learn to be invisible in football Ops, this scenario will continue to perpetuate.
    Jed is a clueless, spineless turd trying to be Uncle Eddie.
    He’s not. Never will be. And, should just quit trying.
    Eddie spent lavishly. Paraag is Titus Fishcunt.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In the end, I see this very much the same way I see my wife asking me for my opinion.
    They give you the chance to agree with them on what they want done.
    In my case, I buy the ‘happy wife, happy life’ analogy.
    Jed and Paraag can’t relinquish that sort of control.
    It’s in their blood to have control over everything, while giving the appearance of an open forum for the betterment of the program.

  59. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Well we have seen the blueprint for toasting the Seahawks = the recipe of Quinn the Falcons GM in building “the perfect beast”.

    Need ‘a few’ pieces like a savvy GM, a competent HC, a good to great QB, WRs, another RB or two, etc. So it can be done but will take some time to reclaim top dog status. Love to have Shanny overseeing the rebuild…

  60. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    …along with Wolf or Gutekunst as GM.

    Whichever has the best relationship with Shanahan- or even McDaniels

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil it all comes down to Jed/Paraag leaving the football Ops to the football guys IMO.
    Too much ‘business’ not enough ‘football’ for me.
    If it’s McDaniels, so be it.
    I personally think he’s got more lateral skills in terms of Defense and ST needs as well.
    GB Execs don’t thrill me at all.
    They’ve been nothing short of average Defensively over the years.
    I know nothing of Riddick other than some ties he’s had with McDaniels in NE.
    Given that relationship, I’m in favor of taking a combo connected, however loosely, from the Pats Program over anything a GB Exec might have in common.
    Again, I’ll support the ‘football guys’ until the cows come home.
    So long as the nitwits stay far, far away from it all.
    Give them Assistants as needed and, spend the money on the Locker Room, not the Board Room.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What is important is that behind the scenes they have decided on the HC and GM so at least assistant coaches are being contacted for a coaching staff.

    To be honest we all know most of the HC candidates but very little of the GM candidates other than their ties to their teams.

    The GM hire won’t excite the fanbase like the HC hire will.
    Before this search I myself never heard of 80% of the guys that have been interviewed. Most hear can’t name half of the GMs in the NFL.

    It’s down to McDaniels or Shanhan. Not even sure why they are bothering talking to Cable as the Seahag Oline has been the weakness of their team for the last few years and Cable has a lot of off the field baggage when he was the HC of the Raiduhs which should disqualify him.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For all the accolades put on the Seattle GM John Schneider, he’s been very blind to OLine talent.
    He’s made a habit of converting DLinemen to OL during his tenure.
    He’s lived with Defense and a running game until they lost Beast Mode.
    Dan Quinn had plenty of leverage in today’s match up too.
    Well familiar with the schemes and, a few WR weapons to exploit it.

    Seattle is pretty much in the toilet without ET playing centerfield for their Defense.
    Now they’re Drafting at the tail end of the Draft order, with some big shoes to fill.
    Can’t say it bothers me. Not one bit.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Schneider also got very big headed as a wheeler dealer when a few years ago he tried to be like the Pats trading away his top pick to accumulate additional picks when clearly he could’ve used it on his oline.

    He was mesmerized into acquiring Jimmy Graham but lost the anchor of his Oline in trading Unger.

    Schneider built a elite team but in the ;ast few years they are
    regressing as key pieces of their team are geeting older and their backups have been found wanting.

  65. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Contrast an ascending team TENN with our dogsheet. Their #8 rookie RT was an all-pro. Got Demarco Murray with a swap of 4th Rd picks.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This should be fun game to watch. Don’t care who wins, don’t like either team, whoever loses – hahahahahaha.

  67. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Cheesehead GBs are going to beat the Cowfolks and their talented rookie QB. Rodgers hot in first series. Yeah this a good one

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder how long before Jerry Jones wants to get Romo warmed up.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, does Colin have the higher wonderlic score over Rodgers?

  70. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Cue Romo, Packers are hot.

  71. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jared Cook not able to do sheet with Fisher at TENN and STL.

  72. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


  73. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    The “best o-line in football” looks pretty sad after a week off to healthy up. 32 yards on the ground and very little more through the air.

    Not to mention Dallas’ D looks to have thrown in the towel already with their lousy coverage and worse tackling.

  74. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I love it. Lombardi Pack were my first team back in HS and nobody like the Cowboys, right?

  75. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t have the requisite Cowboys grudge, although I could do without the look-at-me antics of the “feed me” RB.

    I actually thought the Cowboys would take this one, until the game started anyway.

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If Dallas keeps getting away with defensive holding, they might just stay in the game.

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers are currently interviewing Seattle assistant Tom Cable for the head-coaching position, the team announces.”


  78. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    He meant to say, big stop by the GB/Zebra defense.

  79. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Cable? that’s just who Jed should not hire. So, it’s probably going to happen. Maybe he’ll knock Jed on his ass.

  80. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Please no Cable guy. Don’t you dare Jed. Your personal safety may be at risk, lol

  81. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The worst pairing York could make would be Cable and retaining Gamble. You’d think no one could possibly be that stupid, but when it comes to York, sigh.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. That Prescott int was straight out of the Romo handbook.

  83. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Definitely a case of pulling the trigger before seeing the sight picture.

  84. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad, too. They’d be in the game with any score there.

  85. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Since taking a 21-3 lead, Pack has been outscored 25-7.

  86. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Tied up as the GB D is getting tired. Pack needs a long drive here

  87. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Valiant effort, by the zebras.

  88. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol yeah the Zs put in a lot of work for Dallas

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Big time kickers here. Whew!

  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And the Cowboys are one and done again. Hahahahaha!

  91. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly. I join you in a hearty guffaw Skeebs.

    Next week vs Falcons will be another good one me thinks

  92. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Now young Sir Alex going against the Steelers. Good luck Chiefs

  93. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I can’t share in your Cowboy hate but it was a good game and I have to give it to the Pack for the best performance.

    I think Rodgers will give ATL a better game anyway.

    What’s the O/U on a Hill return for TD in this one? I’ll take the over.

  94. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So far the Ds are dominating the Os for both teams. Glad this is at Arrowhead for Chiefs to have a shot.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here it goes – The Jed Effect…

    Josh McDaniels conflicted about taking 49ers job

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Poor Jerruh…
    No happy ending :'(
    But, the Big Blow Job showed up anyway, just to tease him 😀

    Tornado warning forces players, fans to stay put at AT&T Stadium –

  97. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Not surprising NJ. Word travels

  98. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Everybody hates Jerry and I’m no fan either but he’s assembled a team far superior to what the Jed/Trent/Paraag stooge trio have done. He even has two starting QBs on the roster.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Think he regrets firing Jimmy NoFear?
    Sure took him long enough I’d say. Though he still hasn’t tasted much beyond a few one-and-done Playoff appearance record since.
    Winning then didn’t matter to Jerruh that much either, I suspect.

    Much like Jed/Harbaugh, The Twit will rue the day when he decided that the Organization wasn’t big enough for the 2 of the them to coexist in SF.

    Watch where this goes if McDaniels bails.
    Tweeter will espouse triumphant tidings to us all, when he lands Bobby Boucher and The Maytag Repairman, to turn the tides of misery.
    He IS the Anti-Christ.

  100. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure he does regret it, NJ49er, as much as Jed regrets firing Harbaugh, and as much as he regrets firing Landry, but that was twenty-some years ago and Jimmy didn’t do all that well going down to Miami to show them boys how to play Jimmy-ball.

    Jerry, at least, actually owns the team he screws up. It’s his money. Where Jed is just a silver-spooned dumbass spending his mum’s.

    Besides that I think Jerry tries his best, however much he comes up short, to field a winning team which provides a reasonably effective effort on the football field.

    Besides, he’s a football genius compared to that Niners’ owners’ rep running that franchise into the ground.

  101. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Am I the only one who thinks a ridiculous number of national and big-market games come down to the last drive, if not play, this year?

    I guess it could just be a coincidence that all those viewers of TV ads are hanging around to see every last profitable product pitch.

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You got that right NoFear.
    Jed is a clueless wannbe who thinks this stuff ‘just happens’ in SF because of the Eddie DeBartolo Legacy.
    I will give Jerruh credit in one regard.
    He didn’t put a faux GM in front of him to take the heat.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    “On Location Experiences, a hospitality company partly owned by NFL owners”
    Tough break ‘Boys…

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last week wild card games were blowouts.
    This week all the games were one score games and down to the wire.

  105. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Notice the number of Defensive non-calls going the ‘Boys way to tighten that game up today Bullit?
    Can’t recall how many blatant jersey tugs were caught on camera against GB Receivers that didn’t get flagged.

    Officiating –
    The GREAT equalizer.

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was actually surprised Dallas didn’t grind more with EzE than they did.
    GB was playing Nickel/Dime Coverage pretty much all afternoon, yet they didn’t pound on them as I thought they should have.
    Whether that was on Garrett or Linehan I couldn’t say.
    In a loser go home game, following a BYE, I thought EzE would have been up to far more work than they gave him.

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And, once again, ARod saved McCarthy’s bacon.
    Jumping out to an early 18pt lead and relinquishing it by continuing to pass was a bit odd IMO.
    Wear them out some with a lead.

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mo Claiborne is a stiff.
    If he can get away with what they gave him today, he’s serviceable.
    Otherwise? Worthless.

  109. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I believe Mo was a top ten pick for them.

  110. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Cook is the other difference between the Rodgers we’re seeing now and the one we saw for most of the season. Green Bay is 10-2 when the eighth-year tight end (and first-year Packer) has been in the lineup. It’s not just that Cook is a weapon in and of himself (though lately he’s been a great one). It’s that he gives this offense formational flexibility. Cook can line up anywhere: on the line of scrimmage; flexed a few yards out; in the slot; or out wide, including as the lone receiver on the weak side.
    This does two things. It allows other receivers to line up anywhere, creating more opportunities for the Packers to dictate favorable matchups and giving defenses more to prepare for. And it forces the defense to reveal its hand—especially when Cook is out wide or alone on the weak side. From those positions, the quarterback can tell whether it’s man or zone coverage simply by who lines up across from Cook. If he’s out wide and there’s a safety or linebacker across from him, it’s man-to-man (defenses almost always match safeties or ‘backers against tight ends in man coverage). If Cook is out wide and there’s a cornerback across from him, it’s zone.

  111. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing what a Rodgers or Brady can extract from an underachiever like Cook. How many of those are on our roster.

  112. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, breaks my heart that ‘dem boys’ lost, but I’m pretty sure I’ll get over it soon. Actually, couldn’t happen to a better team. I didn’t get the chance to watch either game yesterday but after reading about em it seems nothing changed much. The ref’s were in charge and dictated the flow of the game. As much as I can’t stand GB I do like Rodgers as a player and I gotta make sure I watch next weeks game. I wonder if Jed is watching. My guess is we’ll have a Jimmy hat III/ Cable combo. That’s something to look forward to.

  113. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    First McDaniels was ‘the top candidate’ for Niner HC job. Then he was said to be ‘conflicted’ about coming here. Now reports are out that he is ‘dropping out’ completely seeing as we are the last open slot. I guess.

    So it is not out of the question that Jimmy Hat 3 and Cable will be leading us into the promised land Winder. Oh goodie. Shanny would make too much sense, right?

  114. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Guys, Jed’s leverage is dissipating. The Shanahan’s get a better deal. Just like the Coughlin-Marrone duo in JAX.

    Read that Todd Haley is out there. Why has he not been talked about yet. Low key for now?

    That’s it for me. Nothing else is acceptable. I will do a Spit blood and mercenary out to high octane O teams if either is not our HC.

  115. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Whew! Garappolo off the table.

  116. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If we end up with Cable… it’s time for someone to kill Jed York. Bring me his damned head. It’s not like he’s been using it…

  117. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    There it is. For all of you artsy, journalist types. Screenplay for “Bring me the head of Jed York”.

    Capitalism: make money.

    Help Cali feed 1/4 of US welfare cases and illegal aliens.

  118. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Video game on all the ways to dispose of the York garbage, for the geeks.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Redskins are interviewing Jason Tarver to be their DC.

    Tomsula is being considered for their Dline coach.

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It’s Shanahan or bust.

  121. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “It’s Shanahan or bust”

    He was a finalist w/Tomsula 2 years ago. If not now then what? There will be no way to spin this except as a cruel joke…a joke on us. Please do something right for a change Jed.

  122. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Simms was Shanahan’s roommate at Texas.
    He thinks a lot of Kyle and thinks he’s the perfect fit.

  123. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt Kyle has a knack for Offense.
    The important factors involve the lack of stability Jed has fostered.
    McDaniels wouldn’t/couldn’t take the risk due to family concerns.
    Who wants to work for nitwits that just canned 3 HCs in 3yrs?
    Takes a major amount of risk, to join on with an Owner who blackballs his Coaches with media leaks, when the pressure builds.
    Let’s see where this goes with young Shanny.
    I just can’t see too many people taking Jed seriously, no matter how much money is dropped in front of them.

  124. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I think the only people that would take the job with all Jed’s baggage would ones who love a challenge. Even though we have a dipwad for an owner we are still the 49ers and that does mean something to some people. I hope at least it does.

  125. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Great news. Cable has removed himself from consideration as 49er HC.

  126. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So it’s Shanahan or another York disaster.

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    York IS the disaster.
    Only thing he can attract is flies.
    He’s a pariah with ZERO credibility.
    The applicants ALL know this.
    Sure, young Shanny was their guy all along.
    Better sign his Daddy Mike as the GM Jed, just in case Kyle gets cold feet.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Gase hire was kabboshed by Tweeter and The Money Man, because ‘he was too young. (And he wanted to retain Fangio as DC).
    I guess that tune has changed huh?

    Adam Gase – March 29, 1978 (age 38)
    Kyle Shanahan – December 14, 1979 (age 37)

  129. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Growing the Bill Walsh coaching tree. Here’s an innovative program he created for the NFL =

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rumor time

    There’s a rumor that Phillip Rivers is interestedin a trade to the Niners. Take this one with a grain of salt. Doubtful this would happen but seems Rivers has a great disdain for LA.

    Another rumor has the Niners trading the #2 pick to the Browns.
    In return the Niners receive the #12 first round pick, Brown’s second round pick #33, this years #52 pick 2nd round pick Browns got from Titans and next years Ego’s #2 pick the Browns acquired.
    So Niners drop 10 spots and pick up 3 second round picks. A decnt GM could seriously replenish a roster with this kind of ammo.

    Why not try to hire both execs from the Packers? Neither is going to succeed Ted Thompson because the KC GM is looking to jump when Thompson retires.

  131. 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