Back To Work Week

On Saturday, Raiders’ HC Dennis Allen said it was time for his team to make its move. Sunday, they did — backwards, losing ignominiously at home to the woeful Eagles 49-20. Back to the drawing board, Dennis. Need a little help getting that shoe out of your mouth?

Elsewhere around the league, the Jets somehow beat the Saints, the Browns somehow beat the Ravens, Carolina moved into the 6th spot in the Wild Card race with their 4th straight win, stomping the fading Falcons, and most surprising of all, Tony Romo actually won a game in the 4th quarter. Zounds!

The 49ers had the day off Sunday and will return to work this week to prepare for the surging Panthers next week at Candlestick, before traveling to New Orleans for a show down with the Saints. But the first order of business is Tuesday’s deadline for activating players from the PUP/NFI lists. Mario Manningham, Eric Wright, and Nick Moody are the players waiting for the go ahead to rejoin the team. LB Nate Stupar was released Saturday, so there are two more guys that need to go bye-bye today or tomorrow. CB Nnamdi Asomugha seems likely to go, but the final guy to be released is still a mystery.

According to a depth chart graphic posted here last week by Bullit, there could be a change in the return game next Sunday, with LaMichael James replacing Kyle Williams. Williams had mastered the art of the “fair catch” this season, but in the last game added bumbling the ball OB to his repertroire, which was not a positive development. If James can catch the ball and return it five yards, Kyle may soon be out of a job and even off the roster, when Michael Crabtree returns in a couple of weeks.

This could be a strange year in the NFC, where the best two records might belong to two teams in the same division, forcing one of the teams from the top seed all the way down to the fifth seed. And that distinction might even involve some sort of weird tie-breaker scenario. It’s likely we’ll see a 14-2 or 13-3 or 12-4 team going in as a wild card while a team from the NFC East gets in as the fourth seed with a losing record.

If Seattle is the team that falls to the 5th seed, then fair is fair and nothing needs to be done to the seeding system. God has spoken. Pete Carroll is a sinner and must be punished. However, if the 49ers are victimized, life is a joke and everything is meaningless. Unless the Niners win the SB anyway, in which case, ha ha ha, Seattle, eat it!

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60 comments on “Back To Work Week
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here are the tie breaker rules:

    1.Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    2.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3.Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5.Strength of victory.
    6.Strength of schedule.
    7.Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8.Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9.Best net points in common games.
    10.Best net points in all games.
    11.Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12.Coin toss

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If there is one player in the NFL I wish would go away it is Richie Icognito. His shtick is not funny and is actually disgusting. It is time for him to be what his last name suggests.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nnamdhi and McLeod Bethel-Thompson seem to be the next choices to be cut to make room for Manningham, Moody, Alton and Wright.
    When Crabtree is ready thry can either put Patton on IR or make a decision on KW.
    Even the most staunch supporters of KW have to be disappointed
    at his lack of improvement as he just occupies a roster spot.
    The best punt returners are fearless and make big plays taking calculated risks with guys within 5 yards of them and making them miss.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags are showing vulnerabilities with 2 nobodies gashing them for 150 yds in consecutive weeks.
    Seahags are now 27th in rushing defense falling 25 spots in 2 weeks against the Lambs and the Bucs both playing with backup QBs and Tampa Bay with a rookie QB.
    Trying to get cute with a DL lining up with 4 stellar pass rushers leads to getting gashed for 20 yard runs.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I keep telling you guys LMJ is not going to be a punt returner. That job will go to Perrish COX!!!Because we all know ROB!!! loves him some COX!!! Dixon or LMJ can handle the KR duties. Wherefore art thou, ROB????

    Anyhow, to add to the last thread. Best college football player name EVER . . . I.M. Hipp.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    All that is great Bullitt. But Seattle is still winning. Whether by playing just over their opponents abilities or whatever, they are managing to stay a game up on the Niners. They are winning on the road. Their biggest problem last year. Just because they struggled against TB doesn’t mean anything regarding any of their remaining games.

    If they play true to form, the Falcons will play them tough but lose in the end. Wilson again put up very pedestrian numbers (19-26-217-2 TDs, 2 picks). In the end, though, they pulled out the win. Whether this burns them out or makes them tougher down the stretch remains to be seen. But, as Tony Romo knows all too well, it is better to win ugly than to lose pretty.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday’s struggle by the Seahags was at home.
    If I were Petey I would worry because both the Lambs and the Bucs are crappy teams with backup QBs and running backs.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We’re 6-2 and have scored 30+ points in 5 straight games with the 32nd ranked passing offense. Who says it’s a passing league?

  9. winderNo Gravatar says:

    My sentiments exactly, the seawarts can eat it. I am pretty sure we drafted pass rushers for just a team like the warts. If we can’t beat em at home then we really don’t belong in the mix. I am convinced that most of the 12th man up there are nothing more than moronic imbeciles and that a large portion of their ancestry is still clinging to a tree somewhere.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers inform CB Nnamdi Asomugha of his release.”

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Nate Stupar was claimed today by the Jaguars. Marlon Moore by the Dolphins.

    49ers have activated WR Mario Manningham and CB Eric Wright.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, I guess we really do have some depth now. And, i guess I shouldn’t be so hard on Seawart fans, they are just fans after all.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Amusing trivia for $100: The last regular season pro football game to be played at Candlestick Park will be on the night of December 23, when the 49ers host the Falcons. When was the first regular season pro football game at Candlestick played, and who were the opponents?

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If I was a guessing man, I’d guess LA Rams. Or the Falcons? And I’d think they played the 49ers . . . unless this is a trick question.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    September 12th? How’s that for a random date?

  16. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I read it or heard it somewhere recently, but can’t recall the specifics now that I could use the information.

    I think Chuck’s right about the opponent and wrong about the date.

    I think Incognito is in line for some hard “counseling” and a permanent ban. The rest of those punk players and coaches that participated or turned a blind eye to such shenanigans should be put on double secret probation by dean Wormer, I mean Goodell. Get some adult supervision over there at the least.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    December 4, 1960. Oakland vs L.A. Chargers. Raiders lost 41-17.

  18. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, yeah, it wasn’t the 49ers but the freakin’ Raiders playing there. Damn this CRS!

  19. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The first pro game at the 49ers new stadium will be a soccer game!

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Aaron Rodgers hurt his non throwing shoulder.
    Retired Seneca Wallace in.
    Battle ofbackup Qbs.

  21. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yep, Skeebers got it. That was the old unenclosed windstorm ‘Stick. Must have been interesting.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Say, Grump, about that $100 …

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m curious to see just how far this Icognito/Jon Martin rift goes.

    If Martin decides he can’t continue his career in Miami due to mental/emotional damage, who bears the brunt of that responsibility?

    This has major legal ramifications attached to it IMO.
    Workplace harassment laws apply here?
    Racial indescretions and bodily harm threats?

    We all know what a dirtbag Icognito has been throughout his playing career but, this crosses a VERY BIG line, involving a man’s ability to earn his living.

    Pretty apparent to me after listening to HC Philban’s presser today, the Fins are hiding behind the NFL Shield right now.
    I’m betting this will become a ‘who knew what when’ witch hunt regarding Team culpability.

    Hard to believe no one in Miami suspected this garbage was taking place, for as long as it did, until Martin had his fill and quit.

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll print it right up for you, Skeebs. 馃檪

  25. robNo Gravatar says:

    good to see aldon , mario and eric wright are ready to go !

  26. robNo Gravatar says:

    trying lmj on returns is a good idea

  27. robNo Gravatar says:

    SKEEBS good job on the site !

  28. robNo Gravatar says:

    we’re almost to full strength now and look to be about the best team in the league when we are imho ! can’t wait for the rest of the year ! well gotta run , it’s off to apopka fl for me today ! picking up bonsai pots and supplies ! chat to you guys later !

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network is reporting Rodgers has a broken collarbone.
    Mike Nolan says don’t be a wus and play through the pain.
    Will it be Flynn, Seneca Wallace, Tolzein or Jeff Garcia?
    Packers aren’t elite where you can plug and play at qb.
    Lost their best offensive player and defensive player C Matthews.
    Both do a lot of commercials.

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Look for Matt Flynn to re-sign with the Peckers. He was just released by the Bills.

    And what do commercials have to do with anything? Kappy’s doing more than his share, as is Jim Harbaugh.

  31. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Carolina has given up only 106 points, #1 in the NFL. We’ll have our work cut out for our team this week-end.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Why are you always so petty?

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here is what Bill Walsh thought of rookie hazing, according to Roger Craig:

    We pushed all the young bucks in our camp, but we didn’t believe in rookie hazing. That was something Bill Walsh didn’t like. He said, “Why are you going to haze these guys when you might need them?” The way Bill saw it, if you hazed rookies you might get them so scared they couldn’t focus on the game. You might destroy their confidence. So Bill didn’t allow that.

  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers announce WR Michael Crabtree has been cleared to practice.”

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A few weeks ago I said help was on the way and the cavalry was coming.
    There was no need to make a panic move and overpay in a trade.
    My usual critic took his typical potshots on the cavalry comment
    Incognito style.
    Bigtime help is here to bolster the Dline and the WR corps.

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    That probably means around 3 weeks for Crab to be ready. I agree with Berger about the panthers, they are no slouches. I think we win the game it’s gonna be injuries that I worry about. It will be a physical game with two of the best running QB’s in the league.

  37. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Someone used this term a while ago and I think in this game it will apply, it’s gonna be a real snotknocker.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Packers just promoted Tolzein to their 53 man roster.
    When they signed him off waivers they gave him a bump in salary
    from what the Niners were paying.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Crabtree’s recovery from the Achilles injury mirrors
    Kendall Hunter’s than it’s good news.
    It’s amazing how sports medicine has evolved.
    A ruptured Achilles used to take 2 years for recovery and sometimes would be career ending.
    Not anymore.

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of Achilles:

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Offhand, I’d say those Zeppelin fellows didn’t try out for the football team.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon meets with media and says all the right things.
    Just stay clean and calm down.
    Your motivation is a mega contract and a Super Bowl ring so be smart about everything.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Going to be interesting to see how the Pack handles the Eagles on Sunday.
    Philly isn’t exactly stellar vs the run.
    Have to expect GB to run the wheels off Lacy and Co until they can get Aaron or a suitable backup prepared.

    Philly should just stack the box and dare them to throw.
    Won’t bother me one bit to see GB crash and burn at this point.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I almost get the impression Aaron is nowhere near hurt as badly as is being reported.

    Non-throwing shoulder and a collarbone fracture that isn’t going to require surgery seems like only being a little bit pregnant.

    Either way, spells the need to have a qualified backup all that much more important.

    In our case, Colt is a hood ornament.
    This is a major reason why a good solid ground attack is so important to survival.
    I’m dying to see how Denver progresses when weather starts to take a bite from Peytons’ ability to overcome it.

    Cap limitations almost preclude any Team from carrying much in the way of a talented backup QB on the Roster too.

    Gone are the days of Young standing behind Montana.

    Had a good laugh last night reading comments on the Rodgers injury before it was formally announced today.

    One guy called it a fractured uterus.

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It took a little longer than normal to get Rodgers diagnosis because he did a discount double check on his insurance costs before he went to the hospital.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger I’m going to go out on a limb for the Carolina matchup.

    2 guys I’d try to get going in this game are,Baldwin and Vance.

    Kuechly will be a challenge and I’d expect his focus to be centered on Vernon and Anquan.

    We need some creativity from Roman in this matchup.
    Bruce should get some opportunities in the passing game also.

    We have to shut down Steve Smith.
    Also, Cam has been know to throw his share of picks.
    He’s got 7 of them already this Season.
    Be nice if we could get a couple more added to his stat line.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I see Carolina has Star Latulelei on the nose. He must be doing well. I know they have a 3-4 DE with 5 sacks. That is getting it done.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Both Star and Kawann Short playing inside are holding up the run game for them.

    This game is no gimme.

    Nice to have them traveling while we had a week to prepare.
    Let’s hope we’re not dealing with any BYE week rust.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For me, this game is about getting yards from Kaep’s arm.
    I think their Defense is more vulnerable to the passing attack than the running attack.

    Should be a good one.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention we’re facing Ginn in the Return game too.

  51. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The DE with 5 sacks is Greg Hardy.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Playoff caliber game for us Berger.
    Good Team coming in.

    Gotta be ready to play these guys.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looking at who the Panthers have played so far will show that the only team they’ve played with a winning record were the Seahags in week one.
    Panther’s opponents have a .343 winning percentage so they have feasted on some of the worst teams in the NFL.
    They will be tough but a few weeks ago their HC Ron Rivera was on the verge of being fired.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The only team we’ve beaten with a winning record is Green Bay, and that was way back on the first game. I’m interested to see how we will perform against a better team. I think we’ll do well but I can’t say I’m 100% positive.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not many teams get the type of boost the Niners are about to receive from Manningham, Aldon, Crabtree, Wright and Carradine.
    Hard not to feel optimistic about the rest of the season.
    If Wright proves he can blanket slot receivers solving the major weakness in the secondary.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Understanding the Panthers from their local perspective on their season so far.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Weakness of the Panther D is their secondary.
    CB Captain Munnerlyn is listed at 5’8″ and the other CB
    Drayton Florence is 33 years old.
    At Safety they have Ex-Raiduh Mitchell and Ex_Lamb Mikell.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jonathan Vilma of the Aints lasted just one game and was put back on IR and is done for this year.
    Also ex Packer QB BJ Coleman worked out for the Seahags today.
    Per PFT “Per a league source, Coleman had a workout with the Seahawks, along with receivers Ramses Barden, Danny Coale, and Mike Thomas. (Chances are Coleman was brought in simply to throw the ball to the other three.)”

  59. 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 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 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