Battle in Seattle

That was a fun first week of the return of NFL football. Let’s hope next Monday morning “fun” will still be in our vocabulary and not replaced with “Aaaaaarrrrghhhhh!!”

Fun wasn’t on the menu for Tampa Bay fans. They had to witness Lavonte David single-handedly turn a win into a loss with a super duper dumb 15 yard penalty that put the defeated Jets into field goal range and turned them into winners. There are other disgruntled fans around the league, for sure, but none quite so pissed off as the Tampa folks must be.

Say, isn’t Tampa Dashon Goldson’s new home? Hahaha. Get used to it, DG. Did you see your old team kick some Packer butt Sunday?

The Jets must have felt the gods had finally smiled on them. Not only did they get the gift win, but Wednesday their butt fumble QB Mark Sanchez was reportedly going to be placed on season ending IR. Alas, the magic ran out Thursday night in an ugly loss to the Patriots. Carry on, Jets.

Against Green Bay, the only thing that stopped the 49er offense was the 49er offense. Every other drive was torpedoed by penalties. Then again, the Pack had the equivalent of Craig Dahl and his twin brother playing the two safety spots and Dahl’s sister at one of the CB positions. That level of sub-standard play will not be the case up in Seattle this weekend. The Seahawks might have the best secondary in the league.

Still, IMO, the 49er pass blocking last Sunday was as good as it’s been in these parts in many, many years. Maybe due to D-line hesitation over whether our QB will take off running, or simply the big boys are getting better. Seattle is not a great pass rushing team at this point, so Colin Kaepernick should have time to throw. The WRs will not be as open as they were against Green Bay, but with Kaepernick’s rocket arm, they don’t need to be.

Whoever wins this game will have NFC West bragging rights for most of the season. The two teams don’t meet again until December 8 at Candlestick. But the game is much more important to the Seahawks. If they can’t beat the Niners in their own over-amped stadium, they’re not going to beat them on the road. OTOH, if the Niners can’t beat them at Qwest Field, there’s probably nobody in the league who can. That would fetch them another perfect 8-0 record at home and send them on the way to a 13 or 14 win season.

One matchup in the game that will be fun to watch is Seattle’s loudmouthed CB Richard Sherman trying to intimidate Anquan Boldin. Boldin is liable to toss that boy aside like an empty can of beans.

This game fascinates everybody in the league. It’s been glowing in neon letters since the first day the 2013 schedule was released. Half the league thinks Seattle is the team to beat this year and the other half thinks San Francisco is the best. The QBs in this game are considered to be two mega-stars in the making. Kaepernick has garnered far more acclaim than russell wilson, and this game will go a long way toward justifying those kudos or making them seem a bit premature.

Step off the podium Cowboys vs Giants, Ravens vs Steelers, and Brady vs Manning. Seahawks vs 49ers is the new gold standard, blood bath rivalry in the NFL — now and for many years to come.

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135 comments on “Battle in Seattle
  1. robNo Gravatar says:

    we’re going to win !

  2. robNo Gravatar says:

    niners 33 seattle 31

  3. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not feeling it this weekend.
    The combination of playing like its still preseason and the noise, I think the Niners lose a squeaker.

  4. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Over/under on combined unsportsmanlike penalties:
    Over/under on 49er delay of game and/or timeouts taken not in the last two minutes of the half or game.
    Also 4

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, vegas certainly respects the Niners. Seattle is getting the 3 point home field bump and nothing more.
    44.5 on the O/U.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm, he’s doing so good, he might garner himself another HC gig.

  7. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The line is now 49ers + 2 1/2 O/U of 45.
    Don’t look at me, I didn’t bet it.

  8. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So a guy nicknamed, “Boobie,” called Seattle the “She-Hawks.”
    Dixon should have thought that one through ahead of time.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Big numbers heading the Niners way.

  10. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I think the 49ers are going to win this game. All the pressure is on Seattle to hold serve in their house. Seattle made a lot of noise this off season thinking and saying they should have gone to the Super Bowl. Now it’s their time to prove it, and there’s no better place to do so than a home at their home opener. Just one thing – if you don’t beat the 49ers at home during your home opener, you certainly can’t lay claim to a team that “shoulda.” And, a loss would be demoralizing, setting the team back.
    Let’s not forget that last year’s loss to the She-Hawks came when Justin Smith was out. Not injured – out. The 49ers were also just coming off an emotional roller coaster win in New England, and it was a short week for the 49ers to prepare for the Patriots, fly to the east coast and back, then prepare and fly up to Seattle. That’s asking a lot and the 49ers made a statement against the Patriots. Hard to make back-to-back statements on little rest and time to prepare with your best defensive player out. The 49ers aren’t trying to overcome any of those obstacles this weekend.
    Right now, the Seattle Seahawks have the tiger by the tail, and they don’t even know it.
    Seattle will undoubtedly disrespect the read option, double Q and look to hit Kaep every chance they get. But what they aren’t prepared for is our secret weapons – Kyle Williams and Kendall Hunter. I look for both Kyle and Kendall to have big days. Kyle deep and Kendall around the edge.

  11. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Russell Wilson says the eyebrow bet is not real – that it was something made-up for EA sports and that Kaep and Wilson, “never solidified the bet.” Kaep didn’t say that in his interviews this week when asked, probably because Kaep would have honored it. Kaep didn’t back down because he’s confident. Russell, however? Well….

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    i just wish we had Tank on board for this one. I think with the speed of our pass rushers and if Justin can stay in the game we limit that pipsqueak, pencilneck Wilson in every aspect of his game. Stop Lynch, put pressure on shorty and handle the noise. We got this game.

  13. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone have a reliable link to watch tonight’s Mayweather fight? I refuse to pay for boxing on general principles. Spit?

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yeah, F#ck the legion of boom.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Legion of Goons Winder.
    I’m hoping the smaller faster guys, like Kyle and Quinton, are the Kryptonite for big CBs.
    See how it shakes out.

  16. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Patton only played 5% of the snaps vs the Packers, NJ. You can’t keep Superman locked in the phone booth and expect the Kryptonite to work. Or some similar metaphor to that effect.

  17. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I’m the biggest Kyle Williams fan going. Loved the kid coming out of ASU. He was their entire offense with no help from any QB play. But what has he done as a Niner other than, well, you know…I still feel responsible for that NFC Championship Game loss. I made Kyle Williams my “pick to click” vs the G-Men. How did that work out? Now you people know why I never pick the Niners to win, and if all possible, pick them to lose.

  18. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    It’s funny you mention Kyle Williams, Del. I think he’ll be a key to tomorrow’s game.
    Seattle’s secondary is excellent on the outside. Remember Chancellor punishing Vernon on that wheel route last year? You run the sidelines, that’s where the Legion of Doom gets ya. So what have the 49ers done? They’ve traded for Boldin and drafted McDonald. In the Green Bay game, the first several passing plays that worked were over the middle – Boldin, Vernon and McDonald. I don’t know if that was done intentionally by Roman (McDonald’s reception was a 3rd option for Kaep), but with bigger bodies over the middle for SF, Seattle can’t focus on punishing hits along the sidelines. And Kaep is money over the middle.
    I think Kaep will connect several times to Boldin, Vernon and McDonald on routes over the middle, and maybe Cam lowers the boom again, maybe he doesn’t. That’s on Kaep to make sure he doesn’t leave his receivers out to dry. Even though I loved Earl Thomas coming out of college, he’s not the hitter Cam is. But completed passes over the middle will open up things for Kyle, Marion and maybe Patton along the sidelines, and Kaep and Williams were close to connecting deep during the GB game.
    I also think Kaep focusing on connecting over the middle means Kendal Hunter will get the edge on some nice run plays.
    Del – Vipbox may have boxing, I don’t know.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit the ‘Hawks won’t play a Zone D like GB did.
    They have the personnel to play Man and cap the top.
    I expect to see Roman work the quick slants and screens.
    Gonna be a head banger for sure.
    I don’t think we’ll have much success over the top on them.
    Their Secondary is too good.
    Be nice to get Kyle and Quinton in motion or, from the slot, and try to out quick them.
    Catch short, run long.
    Boldin should occupy Sherman.
    We need Vernon, or someone else, to take advantage of that.
    Looking forward to an outstanding match up.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jon Baldwin should get a few looks too.
    Like to see a big WR matched up with a smaller Seattle Safety.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ This is the week we get our running game going. The weather is gonna be a big factor, I had heard a 100% chance of rain.. Not only will that hold down some of the noise but I think we hold the advantage because of it.

  22. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – I don’t expect them to go zone. I know they’ll spend most of their time in man with safeties over the top in a sort of Tampa II. I doubt Baldwin will even be active for the game (Jon, not Doug). He wasn’t suited up the for the GB game, and he doesn’t know the playbook well enough to be trusted in a noisy stadium. If the Seattle linebackers go man on Vance, I think both McDonald and Boldin will have some nice grabs in the game over the middle and move the sticks. That’ll open up the sidelines for Patton, Moore and Kyle. But… the 49er have to attack the middle early and often. That’s where Kaep’s the best.

  23. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – I doubt, even with the rain in Seattle, we get our running game going in Seattle. I think Harbaugh’s transitioning this team from a run first team to a pass first team. By mid season the 49ers will throw 60% of the time!

  24. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit – I believe we are becoming a far better passing team than we’ve been for years. However, our bread and butter is running the ball. We have to be able to control the clock up there and running the ball is the way to do it.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I like the idea.
    Quicker guys on LBs and big CBs could work to our advantage.
    They have the Secondary to make things difficult for us.
    Winder, if rain becomes a factor, Kaep can make the difference with his legs certainly.
    I have no issues with Kaep throwing in bad weather either.
    It’s the risk of tipped balls that become the potential turnover concern.
    I envision LMJ being a potential matchup nightmare for Seattle, in general terms.
    May not be 100% for this visit however.
    He’s played in inclement weather at Oregon and done well.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon and McDoanld aren’t very surehanded at this stage.
    Agree completely that TOP is key for us.
    Be it ground and pound or, short controlled passing attack, keeping Russell and Marshawn on the sidelines is all good, from my vantage point.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    CBS appears to have caught Manziel ‘Kaepernick-ing’ today.
    What a clown.
    He should be original.
    Like maybe a salt licking/lime sucking motion, before throwing his head back like he’s taking a tequila shot?

  28. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The thing that allowed Boldin to get open vs GB, were all the bunch WR sets the Niners ran. Defenses can’t man-up and/or play press coverage vs those formations. Especially when the targeted WR goes in motion. Boldin split out wide in a two-WR set has a very difficult time getting open. That was very evident last year in Baltimore during the regular season. Playoffs and SB? That was a different story, as we are all too unfortunately, well aware of the fact.

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Last year during the SB I was wishing for Anquan Boldin’s mother to die of slow eye cancer. Now? I’m rooting for both he to do well and for his mother to recover. Isn’t football funny?

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This is why I’d like to see the quicker guys featured Del.
    Boldin isn’t a blazer.
    He’s a battler.
    Just to have him occupy Sherman is a plus for us.
    Need to get our matchups wherever we can, and win them.
    No more whiffle balls from Alex.
    This is straight up laser tag now.
    Can’t wait for this game to start.

  31. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – Our bread and butter is no longer running the football. Frank Gore is old. Kaep is the future. You only run the ball to control the clock in the last couple of minutes in the second half when putting games away – which, if we have the lead we can certainly do in any stadium. But the rest of the time, you go with your team’s strengths, and our strength now is Kaep’s arm.
    And Del, I disagree with you as well. Q does not need to get open. In the GB game there were two completions to Q where he was doubled, guarded like a glove, and Kaep threw him the ball anyway and it resulted in a completion for a first down. Q doesn’t need to get open. What Q needs is a qb who can throw him the football up high regardless if he’s triple covered.

  32. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t wait to see Sherman single covering Q, with Sherman in good position and Kaep and Q still completing passes to a covered Q over the middle. It will happen, and when it does, Sherman will get frustrated and the safeties will have to pay more attention to the middle of the field. Then, enter Williams, Patton and Moore along the sidelines.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This is a game of revenge for us Spit.
    Looking forward to seeing what Roman has done to atone for the lopsided defeat up there last time around.
    We certainly have a weapon with Boldin now.
    Yeh, we’ll miss Crabtree’s sure hands but, we’d better have some answers for the noise and potentially inclement weather.
    We’ll have to run to keep them honest too.
    Just want us to tackle better this week and, keep it close.
    No reason we can’t take this game from them.
    21-17 9ers.

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Spit- Gore is getting old but we have Hunter and LMJ, and Marcus lattimore in the wings. Our OL is designed for running the ball and we will continue to do that. I love the fact we have opened up our offense but we will still rely on the run game. IMHO

  35. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – Gore isn’t getting old… he’s old. LMJ and Lattimore both came from ultra spread offenses. James, because of his size, is more of a 3rd down specialist or specialty player. The idea with these guys isn’t just to open up the offense, it’s to pass the ball with Kaep a majority of the time and then hit ’em with these quick running backs when defenses are defending the pass.
    Last year Alex was on a pitch count and didn’t attempt 30 throws per game often. This year, in week one, Kaep was 27-39. If the 49ers wanted to continue to be a ground and pound team, they wouldn’t have drafted Lattimore. They would have drafted a guy like Lacy. The 49ers will phase Frank Gore out, and in Frank’s place they’ll have a wide open passing attack. You do what your personnel is best suited for. Take Frank out of the equation – Kaep, Crabtree, LMJ, Lattimore? All four guys came from wide-open spread offenses in college, and three of the four guys were on pass oriented offenses with James being the one exception.
    Harbaugh and Roman are changing this offense slowly from an Alex Smith/ Frank Gore run the ball offense to a Kaep pass and spread offense. And if teams like the Packers continue to load the box and focus on stopping the run, it’ll just give Roman and Harbaugh more and more confidence in our passing attack – bringing a change faster.
    I don’t think we abandon the run in Seattle, but we’re not going to win the game tomorrow behind Frank Gore. I think we win the game tomorrow attacking the middle of the field with lasers from Kaep.

  36. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    It’s no coincidence that the 49ers and Trent Baalke have loaded up on big receivers as apposed to loading up on big running backs in recent off seasons. Big receivers – Baldwin, McDonald and Q. Small running backs – LMJ, Hunter and Lattimore (I consider Lattimore a small running back because of his style). What the 49ers are trying to do is bring the Seattle secondary into the middle of the field and then use their speed to the outside to advance the football. But first, our receivers have to man-up and catch some balls over the middle of the field and break some tackles to suck the safeties into the middle of the field. Is Vance McDonald ready? I don’t know. I know Q can handle anything thrown at him both by Kaep and the Seattle secondary. The now retired Micheal Robinson is currently working for the NFL Network. He said that either Browner or Sherman covered Q like a glove last year. Well, regardless of money spent, Flacco is no Kaepernick. If Q is guarded, Kaepernick will still throw it to him. The one area of concern I have isn’t INTs, but the long arms of Seattle defenders knocking the ball down. But that is about Kaepernick watching the defender more than it is about him watching Q.
    I think this game will be a barn burner. 37-31, 49ers win.

  37. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- lots of good points. Personally I like setting up the run by passing. It worked for Walsh and it will work for us now. We have the personnel to do it. It is a humbling thing for a defense to get pounded by the opponents run game.

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit Lattimore is pretty much a workhorse RB, ala Frank.
    He carried a solid 4-5yd/carry avg for SCAR.
    He’s a solid addition, especially since he was a bonafide 1st Rd talent that was had for a reasonable 4th Rd Pick.
    As our Offense is constructed, he fits the scheme as a vesatile RB with good hands and, the ability to deliver between the Tackles.
    Granted, we may be more capable of throwing now with Kaep but, a solid RB is necessary to balance an Offense regardless of scheme.
    In 3 years at SCAR, he put up 3400+ yds from scrimmage.
    Extremely versatile.
    Should be a nice piece for this Offense going forward.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    38 TDs rushing, 3 receiving.
    He’ll get the tough yards, assuming of course he bounces back 100%.
    Well worth the Pick IMO.
    When a Defense has to account for a talented RB the Offense has more options.
    Ask GB what happened when no one respected a running game last year.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see more potential with LMJ and Hunter in the passing game for us.
    These are guys that are quicker and in LMJs’ case, deadly in the open field.
    Any good RB has to block to keep his job.
    That’s one piece of LMJs’ game that’s missing apparently.
    Not sure where Lattimore rates in that regard, too early to tell.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Could be that LMJ will become P/KR specialist if the blocking doesn’t improve?
    Either way, I agree with your assessment that you keep shopping for improvement at any position, which seems to be Baalkes’ MO.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lattimore is just about the same size as Frank.
    Smidge taller, a few pounds heavier.
    What you love about them both is they are footballers.
    No nonsense, carry the rock, work for every inch kinda guys.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dixon should be the short yardage guy at his size but, he’s not a determined runner for some reason.
    Ala Brandon Jacobs, he tip-toes too much.
    If Dixon could hit the hole like Frank, we’d be looking at our own Marshawn Lynch.

  44. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Lattimore is not even close to the power back that Gore is or was. Marcus wasn’t at South Carolina, and he certainly won’t be in the NFL, especially with his knee issues. I don’t know who Lattimore will be in the pros, especially with his knee, but he won’t be a power running back. We don’t have a young power back on our team who looks to be the future featured back in a rotation like Gore, and there’s a reason for it. His name is Kaep.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Could WR Chris Harper be activated for this game?
    Be an interesting option since he’s worked against their Defense a bit.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I wouldn’t call Frank a power Back either.
    He’s a workhorse.
    Lattimore fits that model too.
    Yes, Kaep makes a huge difference.
    No one was scared of Alex.
    Look no further than the Singletary era.
    Load the box against Alex, win the battle more often than not.
    Kaep showed GB what happens when you scheme against one dimension of the Offense now.
    We finally have a threat behind Center.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What a dumbass comment to say Lattimore is NOT a power back.
    He was at South Carolina

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit this clip shows a Gore clone IMO.
    No break away speed from either guy but, they hit the creases with authority and run behind their pads.
    Any Defense has to respect that.
    Both guys are solid contributors.
    Let’s hope Marcus has the same NFL success Frank has displayed.
    Knee injuries are always a concern for a RB.
    Ironically both guys followed similar paths to our Roster.
    Devasting knee injuries in College and all.

  49. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Nobody with two knee injuries (one an almost total reconstruction of the knee) coming out of a Steve Spurier spread offense at South Carolina becomes a power back in the NFL. I don’t think you guys have seen the clip of Lattimore’s injury, or the scar.
    This is also why the 49ers won’t make Mike Iupati a priority come the off season. But… think what you’d like. This isn’t Russia.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Definitely a concern Spit, the knees are essential at that position, moreso than any other, I’d agree.
    I did indeed see the injury vs TN.
    What is promising is that there was no nerve damage in his case.
    I’ve seen many SCAR games where Lattimore was always the workhorse.
    He’s a class kid that never takes a play off.
    For our sake, I hope he returns dividends.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dr James Andrews did the surgery as well.
    Not some 2-bit hack Orthopaedic wannabe.
    We all see the results with AP.
    Granted, not the severity of injury Marcus had repaired but, Marcus has time and youth on his side.
    All I’m suggesting is that we might have a 1st Rd talent, for the modest cost of a 4.
    Well worth the gamble Baalke took to find out.

  52. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – You haven’t seen any scar games where the kid was a workhorse post second surgery because he hasn’t played since his most gruesome injury. And he most certainly hasn’t played in the NFL. Are you telling me that next year he’ll be a power back against teams like the She Hawks? Please.
    And don’t even try to compare Lattimore to Peterson. Lattimore wasn’t close to the college back Peterson was in terms of strength. Peterson was violent at OU. Lattimore’s injury was also a thousand times worse than Peterson’s. I think you’re being incredibly optimistic about Lattimore’s abilities post second surgery.
    If Lattimore’s knee allows him to compete and make a roster spot (and that’s a big IF), then I see Roman and Harbaugh using him as a passer catcher out of the backfield, giving him no more than 10 touches per game as a runner on stretch plays and gimmicks for the first year he suits up. No way he’s asked to carry the load next year, and no way he’s asked to be the tough yardage guy. Plus, the 49ers will be forced to move away from the power run because of two reasons – no more Mike Iupati, and Colin Kaepernick’s emergence as one of the … if not the best qb in NFL.

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No of course not Spit, the injury ended his College career.
    What I’m saying is he was their workhorse until the injury occurred.
    They had very little around him early on either.
    Simply saying that Gore and Lattimore are the same guys in terms of style, size and temperament.
    AP comparison was made simply due to the Dr Andrews success record.
    No way to know what to expect post surgery of course.

  54. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For me, a RB has to be consistant, which is what I saw of Marcus at SCAR.
    Outstanding work ethic, ala AP and Frank.
    They play with the intention of getting their yds.
    No, we don’t what we’ll get from Marcus until he faces the Pro Defenses.
    Yes, I’m optimistic because of the kid that he is.
    Can’t argue with anything beyond College production until we see how he fares as a Pro.

  55. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Some of the people on this blog would create a power run game around Dan Marino in his prime. Insanity, I tell you.
    I’m reminded of Micheal Jordan’s head coach at North Carolina, Dean Smith. He was said to be the only guy who could hold Jordan to under 30 points per game. If Harbaugh and Roman don’t slowly move away from the power run game, phasing out Frank Gore and Mike Iupati, to build an offense that features Colin Kaepernick’s arm as the focal point, they’ll be the only ones able to hold Kaepernick under 400 yards passing per game.
    Continuing to maintain a power run game is expensive (ie re-signing Iupati and drafting more power backs). The 49ers and Harbaalke would be better served to find smaller O linemen who can pass protect first, who are cheaper, and spend their offensive money on quicker running backs and big physical receivers who can dominate DBs. Opps, what am I writing about? Harbaalke’s already doing this. Duh. My bad.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just for comparison sake, I’ve grabbed the numbers for Marshawn and Marcus, as both played 3yrs of College ball.
    Again, very similar if not identical in size.
    Lynch – 490/3230 6.6/carry
    TDs – 29
    Lattimore – 555/2677 4.8/carry TDs -38
    I think Lattimore got the tougher yards and, obviously had heavier total carries.
    All I’m suggesting is that we may have the perfect heir to Frank.
    We’ll see how it plays out certainly.
    Can’t speculate beyond potential at this point.
    This is why I’m high on the Pick in general.
    If he can’t achieve the expectations, you lost a 4th Rd Pick.
    This is why Baalke stocks up on extra Picks, just because not every Pick pans out.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Any good Offense needs a solid running game.
    Every year GMs look to win within their Division first.
    We’ll see who pulls the winning hand this year.
    Kaep to me trumps Russell.
    Can our Secondary stop Russell?
    That to me is the weakest link right now.
    No doubt Baalke improves that segment soon enough.
    Yes, WRs looked like a dire need.
    So what did Baalke do?
    He tried on all sorts of options and moved on from a failed 1 Pick.
    He’ll continue to do that with all positions, as needs are identified.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see us changing OC before parting with Iupati.
    Granted, we may not be able to retain him, but they’ll try.
    He’s a monster.
    Easier to rotate RBs than to play with OL harmony too.
    Our OL is solid due to continuity.
    A RB benefits from that as well.
    Frank grooming Marcus is a big leg up for him, as they are very similar guys.

  59. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Some of the people on this blog would create a power run game around Dan Marino in his prime.”
    Not I, said the effing Applehead Siamese better known as Frank the Cat:

    Throw the goddamn ball! Says, Frank the Cat.

  60. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    You’ve compared Marcus Lattimore to Frank Gore, Lynch and Peterson. When does the insanity end for you, NJ?
    Frank Gore and Lattimore were not similar runners in college. Frank Gore had one of the lowest pad levels of any back ever coming out of college. Marcus Lattimore is known as an “upright” runner. Gore is small and compact. Lattimore has a completely different running style. In addition, and I think this point is lost on you, Marcus Lattimore PLAYED IN A SPREAD OFFENSE IN COLLEGE. The very nature of a spread offense is you don’t take on two or three defenders, especially in the hole. One of the reasons you spread a team out is to create more one on one match-ups for the RB in the hole.
    Lattimore ran in a spread offense and he still got two knee injuries doing it. Did Lynch or Peterson run in spread offenses? No. But they still withstood the beating. Marcus couldn’t even withstand the beating in a spread offense in college, but you think he’ll do it post two knee surgeries as an up-right runner in the pros? When does the insanity end for you, NJ?

  61. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure if I follow, Spit. Of the Niners were going to a wide open offense, they’d be getting speed guys at WR, a la the Falcons, not possession types. Boldin being a prime example. They got him when they HAD Crabs, the quinteseential possession guy. Quinton’s an unknown at this point, and the rest are nothing if not slow and methodical. KW? He’s fast but easily knocked off his routes. He’s barely registering at this point. Moore? Good route runner. Not a lot of speed. Baldwin? Size and speed, but Roberto Duran hands.
    They are what they are. They will work the middle of the field and start off with the power run game. I’d love to see a deep passing game, but I’ve been waiting for 10 years.
    I don’t know what to really make of last week’s GB game. Capers was hard-pressed to stop our run game. They did, but paid for it through the air. Seattle’s kind of the opposite. They have great DBs but don’t have much of a pass rush. They gave up 134 to Carolina. I see a lot more play action tomorrow. And more read-option.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit Spurrier ran a Pro-style offense in SCAR that featured Lattimore as a prominent piece of the attack.
    My comparisons are in style and size.
    Frank and Lattimore run between the tackles.
    Neither guy has the speed to turn the corner consitantly.
    That’s how Marcus blew out the knee, going outside.

  63. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wide open offenses usually use fast WRs, Spit, not possession types. The fun bunch. Duper and Clayton. On and on. The Niners certainly aren’t building themselves that way. Whether they should or not is a different thread, but they currently aren’t building that team.
    What ha[[ens this year, and offseason will play their part in how this team looks in the future. Certainly.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For me a RB that gets into the line and handles the pounding with coughing up the ball is worth having.
    No, we don’t know what Lattimore will do as a Pro.
    He isn’t proven.
    Follow my comparisons closer.
    Style, size, production in College.
    AP is hands down a BEAST.
    The comparison there was made for surgical evaluation only.
    Same Orthopaedist, that’s all.

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But it ain’t here now.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Watch the clip Bullit put up.
    Same fronts Frank faces.
    Lattimore attacks a crease, pads low, falls forward more often than not.
    He has trouble going outside.
    He’s not quick enough to turn the corner, hence, no business being out there constantly.
    He goes North and South with the best of them.
    That’s where the good Pro RBs have to excel.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch at Cal probably had benefit of higher rated OL-men too.
    I don’t profess to call Lattimore another Lynch by any stretch.
    I used him because we know him and, he happens to be very similar in size to Marcus.
    We can only hope to obtain similar production.
    At this point, he’s recovering from a horrendous knee injury.
    I’m not annointing him a Star just yet.
    Simply that I’d like to see him succeed, as Frank did.
    Call me insane for being optimistic.

  68. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    OMG. This from NJ: “Spit, Spurrier ran a Pro-style offense in SCAR that featured Lattimore as a prominent piece of the attack.”
    I’m done with this debate. Spurrier runs a spead attack. I watched his game tonight. Read options all over the place.
    When will the insanity end?

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, Spurrier fed Lattimore 555 carries in 3 years.
    Spread or otherwise, Pro-style Offense under Spurrier.
    Lattimore carried the rock for them quite heavily.
    If we’re hitching our wagon to Kaep, Lattimore fits the style we’re obviously planning to keep for the future.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention, Lattimore ran against some of the best College Defenses playing in the SEC.
    Call him a gamer.
    I’m pulling for him.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Useless to discuss anything with Spitty because for the most part it’s BS and he’s trolling for an argument.
    Earlier he made a comment that Seattle would not use a zone against the Niners tomorrow and in the very next sentence he said the Safeties would be in man with a Tampa 2 look.
    How can you take someone seriously
    who doesn’t know the Tampa 2 is a zone defense?

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s all good Bullit, opinions are what they are, a good chance to debate the possibilities.
    None of us know what will happen, until it happens.
    As always, we can agree to disagree.
    I loved that Baalke and the Scouting Staff took a chance on Lattimore.
    High quality kid with a ton of heart.
    We can only hope he’s as ambitious and, as successful at bouncing back, as Frank did.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One last tidbit for Lattimore vs Eddie Lacy
    3 years playing for ‘Bama –
    355/2402 6.96/carry avg
    30 TDs.
    Marcus Lattimore
    3 years playing for SCAR –
    555/2677 4.8/carry avg
    38 TDs.
    Who had the better OLine?

  74. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – I love the Lattimore pick and I believe he will be a beast for us in the future. Injuries can happen at anytime to any player. But having the heart that Lattimore exhibits is something that only certain people have. I also wish him the best not only because he is with the best franchise in the NFL but also because he is hellofa football player.

  75. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This goes without saying, but I love me some football.
    Go Niners!

  76. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Harbaugh would come out the first game of the year completely abandoning the read option, which he still should in week two. If you’re going to hand the ball off almost exclusively out of pistol and/or the read option, it’s not nearly as effective as running from a formation with the qb under center because the running back doesn’t get a good head of steam. And if defenses know you’re not going to ask the qb to keep the ball because of the potential for injury to your super star, the read option just becomes a bad way to hand the ball off. “Bad” might not be the best way to describe it. It’s more like a “less effective” way to run the ball because part of the deception is gone and that deception is what makes handing the ball off from shotgun actually work.
    Colin Kaepernick did an interview this off season where he was describing the effectiveness of the read option for the qb because, unlike regular play action, the qb has his face to the defense and can read the defense while looking to potentially hand the ball off. But the problem becomes that if defenses want to clean the qb’s clock, and Kaeps a valuable asset, you don’t want to risk injury so teams no longer worry about the qb run part of the option. Then it just becomes a handoff. And that’s where the 49ers are right now, and should be for the remainder of Kaep’s NFL career – to protect Kaep. So the read option, when you’re qb’s awesome, sucks for the running attack. You don’t protect Kaep by lobbying the NFL.
    If you want a decent run game, you have to go back to Kaep underneath center, Miller and Gore in the I formation. If you want to throw out of that formation, you need to go back to conventional old, boring play action, which is what I thought Harbaugh would do week one.
    Another problem with the 49ers’ offense is that it’s too diverse. One of the reasons Matt Maiocco suggested recently that Kaep still has delay of game penalties is because the 49ers’ offensive playbook is enormous. But that’s on Harbaugh. I’m reminded of John Gruden’s far too elaborate offensive system where he was yelling at Chris Simms for not getting the play call right. Gruden needed to simplify things. Harbaugh needs to gut the read option plays, and a lot of the Alex Smith plays. Then Harbaugh needs to go back to a more conventional run game with play action.
    From there, Harbaugh and Roman need to mix in a lot of Kaepernick in shotgun with spread formations.
    I will say this, though. It would be an interesting thought to show Seattle the old version of the 49ers’ offense by playing games with the Packers. Meaning, we all knew the Packers wouldn’t go man against the 49ers because Kaep ran all over man in the playoffs – even without the read option. Harbaugh knew the Packers would have to go zone week one to defend a running qb way back in February. So, beat the Packers with the old offense, anticipating zone defense. Run against it out of pistol formation, but anticipate making your hay in the passing game against zone. Then, when you’re playing Seattle, go back to running with Kaep behind center and Miller as the lead blocker. Abandon the read option all together against Seattle. When passing, forget the read option and put Kaep in shotgun and go three and four receivers wide. Run with Gore only after you’ve thrown all over the field. Pass to set-up the run. Use Gore as the outstanding pass blocker that he is.
    If you put all this together, and consider it takes a while to transition personnel from players more suitable for Alex Smith to players and schemes more suitable for Kaep, you see there’s a lot to clean up with the 49ers’ offense. But I truly believe the 49ers won’t win the Super Bowl this year by running the ball out of the read option because it’s only a bluff and teams will start to see it.
    This is why I say Jim Harbaugh still doesn’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick. But maybe he’ll surprise us against the She Hawks by running from formations with Kaep under center. If he doesn’t, Jim Harbaugh will be the only guy on the field who can keep Colin Kaepernick from throwing for 400 yards each game.

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I had to go back to find some of the Scouting I poured thru prior to him coming into the Draft Winder –
    I loved the upside he presented –

    Again, I’m sounding like his Agent here today but, he to me, is a younger Frank with Read Option experience and between the Tackles grit –

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit our Offense is evolving around Kaeps’ strengths, as they should.
    He possesses a unique blend of arm strength, accuracy and running ability.
    A good OC will find ways to utilize all of his skills.
    One thing we can say for Harbaugh, he’s never satisfied.
    We’re fortunate to have Kaep and a former QB like Harbaugh, to provide all the necessary guidance he’ll need to know the position.
    I seriously believe we have the best of both worlds with Kaep.
    A strong pocket passer that can beat a Defense with his legs, arm and decision making.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s also keep an eye on Atlanta now that they have added Steven Jackson to the mix.
    Granted, he’s got a ton of mileage on those wheels but, he brings it.
    The Teams that survive in the Playoffs are multi-dimensional.
    Something Harbaugh and Roman have an excellent understanding of.
    Maybe too many formations at times sure, but, we’ll iron out those wrinkles as our personnel gets settled in.
    We’re juggling newcomers and IR concerns which all factor into the second half of the season.
    I can see Eric Wright making things tough if Nnamdi struggles too.
    Stay tuned…..

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When the Niners line up in the pistol, they run a lot of play action off it.
    Obviously somebody isn’t paying attention to this fact and gives us long diatribes of meaningless fodder.
    It is idiotic to say a diverse offense is a handicap. Using Kaepernick’s strengths as a threat
    keeps the defense guessing and gives your offense opportunities to exploit them when they sell out to stop one facet of your offense. This should be evident
    on what happened in our last 2 games with the Packers.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Easy to say run the spread offense
    as the solution. You still need the receiving personnel to do this. When Manningham and Crabtree are back we will have the talent. At this point it’s a question mark.
    Look at the Pats last Thurs. They run the spread and it got NE 232 yds of total offense. Brady was 19 of 39 for under 200 yds.
    Brady had no receiving talent.
    He relied on Edelman to catch 13 passes for 78 yds.
    The spread led to 54 yds rushing for the Pats.
    Football is still a team game and even if you have Brady you need someone to catch passes or Brady to reduced to mediocre/game manager.

  82. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    “He possesses a unique blend of arm strength, accuracy and running ability.”
    He also is by all accounts smart and a very, very hard worker who puts in the effort and the time. That in itself is a behind-the-scenes aspect of success that most fans are not aware of. And finally, Kaep is leader.
    In short w/o these, the accuracy, strength and mobility are wasted. With them, we’re poised for a great, potentially long offensive run.

  83. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for bringing up Brady, Bullit. Speaking of Kaep, and leadership… Watching the Thursday night game with a couple of NE fans, it was enlightening to hear THEM rag on Brady and his tantrums on the bench after his rookie WR didn’t catch a 3rd down pass, ran wrong route, etc. Instead of going over to talk to the young WR and show him some freakin leadership, he just ranted, raved, and pouted like a putz. They were pissed.
    I sat there trying to imagine Kaep not going over to talk with a teammate in the same situation and I couldn’t. Of course, Brady is the biggest whiner but still, a stark contrast. Leadership can’t be underrated.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Today the report out of Tampa Bay
    is their QB Freeman is asking for a trade in week 2. Considering he’s on the last year of his contract that means he’s given up on the team.
    If money is what Goldson was after
    he did well. If he’s looking for team success and a Super Bowl ring he made a horrible choice.
    It’s going to Mike Glennon at QB with Dan Orlovsky as the backup.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Yep, some said Tom Brady and a bunch of scrubs at WR would be successful. Another week of this lack of success and they will be bringing back Branch and Brandon Lloyd.
    Will Bellicheat be forced to bring Gronk back before he’s ready?

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Keys to victory is to win turnover battle, limit penalties
    (especially false starts and delay of game) and keep Lynch under 100 yds.
    60% chance of thundershowers at game time is the weather forecast
    Niners win 27-24.

  87. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone have the rookie, C. Patterson on their return team for the Vikings? Ca-Ching!
    Ya never know with those guys…

  88. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I expect Freeman to land in NY with the circus, or some other club that needs a starter right now. But what if he does not? Questions: is Josh Freeman better than Colt McCoy? Would he be willing to accept a backup role if no starting job was offered? Is changing our backup QB in mid-season too dangerous to contemplate in any event? What price would make Freeman attractive to Baalke? Would he give up a third rounder? More? Less?

  89. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Yo, Steve McQueen! That means you , Bullit. How ya doing?

  90. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith just threw a 2 yard TD pass to J. Charles that traveled a total of 2.5 yards. What a shocker.

  91. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Smith beats Romo. No surprise there.

  92. robNo Gravatar says:

    all right ! go alex and kc ! they beat dallas ! yesss !

  93. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta love Dallass losing to Smith and the Chiefs. What is it 6 more wins and we get a 2nd? Gotta love that too.

  94. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Six more KC wins to another 2nd round pick. exxcellent.
    And Tony coming up short makes it all the sweeter. Romocuses, anyone?

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Inactive list announced
    49ers: RB LaMichael James, WR Jon Baldwin, WR/TE Chris Harper, G Joe Looney, LB Nate Stupar, DE Tony Jerod-Eddie, QB B.J. Daniels.

    Seahawks: S Jeron Johnson, RB Christine Michael, CB Brandon Browner, T Michael Bowie, T Alvin Bailey, DE Chris Clemons, DT Jordan Hill.

  96. robNo Gravatar says:

    one player we won’t be seeing is Michael robinson ! as far as I know , no team has picked him up yet since seattle let him go.

  97. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Horrible offense so far by Roman and Harbaugh? Read option? Against Seattle? Throwing to Bruce Miller over the middle? Horrible.

  98. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh doesn’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick.

  99. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh needs to:
    1.) Simplify the offense.
    2.) Get rid of the read option.
    3.) Run the ball from a formation that has Kaep under center.
    4.) Pass the ball from shotgun.
    5.) Calm Kaep down. There’s a great clip of Mike Holmgren telling Brett Favre to stop the “rocket balls, please.” The only guys who can catch rocket balls are defensive players when the ball’s tipped in the air. And we’ve already seen that at the goal line.
    6.) Spread ’em out and run it with Hunter.
    7.) Hit Bolden, Vernon and McDonald over the middle off play action.

  100. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ian Williams has a broken ankle.

  101. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Weird game with the rain delay. I hope we don’t see more injuries with guys tightening up.

  102. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers deserve to lose, and Harbaugh deserves to start catching heat for his offense. Jim Harbaugh = The only man who can hold Colin Kaepernick to under 400 yards passing.

  103. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh’s offense with Colin Kaepernick is horrid.

  104. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    You don’t run to setup the pass with Colin Kaepernick. Look at Aaron Rogers and his offense. Look at Peyton Manning and his offense. Look at Tom Brady and his offense. Now look at Jim Harbaugh’s pathetic offense. Pathetic, Jim. Pathetic. You deserve to be beatin’ tonight. You better make a change fast, or you’re not going to win the Super Bowl.

  105. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Would you run the read option with Peyton Manning? Of course you wouldn’t because you’re not an idiot. But Jim Harbaugh sure is.

  106. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh’s 2013 49er offense sucks balls. Jim Harbaugh, you suck in 2013. You have the best qb in the NFL, but you’re running a power read option? You’re an idiot.

  107. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Good thinkin’, Jim. Let’s beat Seattle with the read option. What an idiot.

  108. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Where’s Kendal Hunter, Jim? Your own defensive players said they have more trouble with the smaller, quicker backs. Seattle’s a lot like us. Why isn’t Kendal Hunter in there, Jim? Frank Gore is old and slow…. so yeah, he’s a good option. Good thinkin’, Jim.

  109. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh is now getting a lesson from Pete Carroll in how to run an offense with a mobile qb post read option. Good for you, Pete. You figured it out before Jim Harbaugh did.

  110. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers are going to take a timeout? They should be grateful the Seahawks want to run the clock out with Craig Dahl in there.

  111. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh channeling his inner Bo Schembeckler is the only one on the field who can hold Kaepernick to 33 yards passing in the first half. Nice job, Jim. Nice game plan.

  112. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Jim, how ’bout we get quicker backs running drag or underneath routes? You have all your wide receivers running deep routes. We need to move the stick a few times before we go for it all, you idiot. Work the underneath routes with Kaep out of the gun.

  113. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh is getting a lesson tonight in how to run an offense with a mobile qb after he’s graduated from the school of the read option. You need to go back to putting the qb behind center, like Pete has done with Russell Wilson. I honestly hope the Seahawks pound the 49ers now and beat them by 50 while shutting them out so Jim Harbaugh has to go back to the offensive drawing board. There’s no excuse for Jim now.

  114. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    12-0. Run it up on ’em, Pete. Embarrass Jim Harbaugh.

  115. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    When Bruce Miller is the focal point of your offense, you know your head coach is an idiot.

  116. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, you mean play action with Kaep under center moves the ball to Vance McDonald? Who would have thought? Crazy.

  117. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Did I miss something? Did Kendal Hunter miss the bus?

  118. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Blow ’em out, Seattle. Leave no doubt in Jim Harbaugh’s mind he needs to change the offense.

  119. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    19-3. In two games against the Seahawks Jim Harbaugh’s team has scored 16 points against Seattle. And Jim Harbaugh has the best qb in the game. Pathetic, Jim.

  120. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers aren’t winning the Super Bowl with any semblance of the read option as part of our offense.

  121. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The reason Kaep just threw that INT to Vernon is because he had to throw off his back foot. Not good protection from the supposed “best O line in football.”
    Kick their ass Seattle.

  122. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing… now Harbaugh works the underneath routes and spreads ’em out with Kendal Hunter…. when the game’s over. Harbaugh’s an idiot.

  123. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Horrible pass protection tonight. It’s because of the scheme.

  124. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Collingsworth says, “There has to be some concern tonight about the 49er run game. This is the second game in a row the 49ers haven’t been able to run the ball.”
    You’re right, Chris. It’s because of two reasons: You don’t run a power run game out of shot gun. Duh. You also don’t rely completely on a 30 year old running back with a torn of tread worn off his tires.

  125. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The reason Colin Kaepernick is throwing INTs is because he’s throwing off his back foot. He’s throwing off his back foot because the O line sucks tonight. The O line sucks tonight because of the read option, and the scheme. Period. It all feeds off itself. Change the scheme, Harbaugh. DUMP THE READ OPTION! BLOW ‘EM OUT SEATTLE!!!!

  126. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    This is my 25th post. Think I like the read option and Harbaugh running from the pistol? Lol.

  127. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    29-3, with 16 total points by the 49ers in Seattle in TWO GAMES while running the read option and pistol formation. Russell Wilson, also a read option qb, went with a more conventional offense, and the score? 29-3. Jim Harbaugh flat-out got out coached. And it goes back to the off season. Jim should have anticipated this. I did. And if I can, he should have. I was hoping Jim had a trick up his sleeve for this game. But no. His trick was a turkey. Jim had a turkey up his sleeve. And there’s no excuses from you guys. Don’t give me this, “This wasn’t our night,” shit. It’s the offense. You don’t run power running attacks out of the pistol. You don’t run power read options. You don’t run Frank Gore out of anything other than power I formation with Kaep behind center. In fact, you don’t run the read option period. Not ever. Never again. If I see the read option ever again, I’m going to personally drive to SF and punch Jim Harbaugh in the mouth.

  128. robNo Gravatar says:

    this wasn’t our night

  129. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    What do Bo Schembeckler and Jim Harbaugh have in common?
    Neither player nor coach ever won a national championship or Super Bowl.

  130. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Spit! Just punch Harbaugh in the mouth? You’re too kind. I’d punch that no good POS loser if given the chance in the goddamn throat! I have now come to despise Jim Harbaugh. All Harbaugh does is lose Big Games and lose them while being bent over.
    Shh. Don’t tell anyone, but…. Harbaugh, uhhh. Hmm. Ahhh. Geeez Louise. How else can I say this? He sucks.

  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