Bears 26, 49ers 6

With two minutes to play in the first half, the 49ers held a solid 6-0 lead over the injury riddled Bears, who were missing eleven starters. It looked like the team was finally on the way to its second win of the season and an end to its epic ten game losing streak. Chicago faced a third and five and Chip Kelly had confidently called two time outs to get the ball back with a minute thirty left, to try and extend the lead before halftime.

But the Bears squeezed out a first down, third string QB Matt Barkley took to the air, discovered the 49er secondary couldn’t cover anyone, and 26 unanswered points roared across the scoreboard.

Shades of last year’s crushing defeat at the hands of the woeful Cleveland Browns. By the start of the fourth quarter, Blaine Gabbert’s Backup had completed ONE four yard pass in five attempts with five sacks, giving him minus 21 net yards passing for the day and somewhere in close proximity of the worst QB performance in franchise history.

Mercifully, he was finally replaced by the real Blaine Gabbert, who promptly completed an 18 yard pass. At the end of the game, the 49ers had recorded only SIX net passing yards.

But hey, it was a team effort. The team that couldn’t get any worse actually did get worse. GM Trent Baalke has certainly loaded up the Niners with eyebrow raising underachievers and out right duds.

We have now entered the area where we need our toes to help add up the consecutive losses. Two hands just doesn’t get it done.

Somewhere at Niner HQ, located next to Jim Harbaugh Stadium, owner Jed York is frantically looking for a place to hide. We all hope he is successful. Although that would deprive us of a squirming, red-faced end-of-year speech groaner. Sigh. Choices, choices.

On the plus side, the loss pushed the Bears out of contention for the number two pick in next year’s Draft, leaving only the Jaguars as competitors for this spot. From NFL runner-up best team to NFL runner-up worst team in four years flat. These Yorkies sure know how to run a franchise — straight into the toilet.

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32 comments on “Bears 26, 49ers 6
  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    The clown now says he wants to test free agency next year. Ha, ha. Aren’t you supposed to exceed expectations to incite a bidding war for your services instead of Krapping all over yourself?!

  2. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs the prognosticator heads to the sidelines. Only Spit, Winder,and Grumpy have a realistic chance to win. But this historic season may add one more bit of glory by defeating the entire 49ersoutsider prognosticators. Could be an 0-12 season.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Who knew 3-13 would be a wildly optimistic prediction?

  4. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    You couldn’t even dream this up. Total meltdown. The only way we win a game now is if a team just doesn’t want to play. We don’t fool anyone.

  5. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Jim Harbaugh Stadium”. So true. What happened?

  6. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    ” Blaine Gabbert’s Backup had completed ONE four yard pass in five attempts with five sacks, giving him minus 21 net yards passing for the day and somewhere in close proximity of the worst QB performance in franchise history.”

    I read somewhere it was THE worst QB performance in LEAGUE history. How fitting.

    Talk about no clue; backup reportedly didn’t know why he was replaced.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I see Kilgore made the list of top ten worst performers this week, giving up two sacks and three hurries. He seems to be trending downward as the season goes along.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It seems like the Fairyland blog is slow to react especially their supreme leader Chuckles.

    Weeks ago when some of us were pointing out Kap’s poor play this moron Chuckles actually posted and accused us of racism.

    Fact of the matter it took several more games for Chuckles to get the fanboy out of his system and now he is echoing that Kap sucks. Too bad Chuckles is totally ignorant and has to bring race into the discussion.
    If Kap sucks and can’t be a NFL QB it has nothing to do with the color of his skin. He blows and has always had these shortcomings and only had success because the defense was dominant and Kap wasn’t asked to do any heavy lifting.

    It is unfortunate that Chuckles always has operated in this manner and he couldn’t come 2to terms that Kap was not a legit NFL QB.

    If you look at the Fairyland they have all come to realize what this blog said about a month ago. Sadly they’ll never admit it.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

    Hey hey, give the man credit. Doing either is hard work.

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Sheet, it hurt my head just to come up with the above post.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dumbass celebration penalty yesterdays by Raiduhs punter King

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    n MNF Gruden is praising Frank Gore and his 88 straight starts.
    Gore is looking good and Gruden says he has a lot of football in him.

    The 88 staright starts is by far the longest streak in the NFL for RBs with second place held by Lamar Miller and his 54 staright.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    So much for Mo and that vaunted NYJ dline. Mo has been awful this year. Colts oline ain’t much either.

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Would you like me to do so using words like “elucidate”? I mean, I can, but nobody is going to want to translate that lol.
    Size: 6’5 / 235 LBS (think Big Ben, but more athletic)

    – Big arm and special deep ball thrower
    – Throws very well with anticipation (he “throws guys open” rather than just hitting an open man)
    – Consistently threads the needle through tight windows, even on intermediate and deep throws
    – Understands coverage concepts / how to attack
    – Very good pocket presence / ability to work (stay) in the pocket while under pressure
    – Fearless in delivery of the ball under duress
    – Excellent on “timing” routes
    – Excellent at working up-tempo
    – Leader who is well liked by his coaches / teammates (excellent body language)

    – Doesn’t struggle to get through his reads, but his accuracy can be a little inconsistent after his primary read from time to time. This is an issue most young QBs struggle with. I’d expect him to improve with reps.
    – Times I would like to see him not “take a shot” and be a little smarter about getting down or getting rid of the ball
    – Can be aggressive to a fault at times. He is a special thrower, so you have to be ok with some risky attempts. Despite this, he doesn’t turn the ball over.

    by TexasNiner15 on Dec 5, 2016 | 12:13 PM

  15. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I or anyone here could have coached this team as well as Kelly has and probably won another game or two in the process. So let’s keep Kelly. He’s not Baalke anyway.

    It’s hilarious because now that a few scribes have pointed at Baalke as the problem EVERYBODY says Baalke is the problem.

    There are a ton of reasons to dump Baalke but he’s been a head scout/personnel guy here since Nolan came in. Where’ve you guys been?

    Despite a lack of star players, the roster is all NFL caliber players and are capable of competing in this league. Coaches/coaching and locker room leadership/environment are the biggest culprits in our rush to the bottom.

    Replace the CEO, he’s in charge of this sinking shipwreck by the way, replace the GM, replace all the BLM protesters and replace the Head Coach with one who has proven the ability to turn around a team which has accepted failure and anti-American protests as the norm.

    The money argument is gone, too, after having paid a cool million dollars per game for a guy who goes 1 in 5 for four yards and five sacks and has the brass to cash that paycheck.

  16. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- my feelings exactly.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I’ve been the only Baalke advocate in the house for years.
    Not that he’s the next coming of Ozzie Newsome as a talent evaluator but, he’s been around the NFL block and, knows the ropes.
    More than I can say for York & Co.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    With Baalke it is what have you done for me lately?
    He is the most vulnerable and responsible decision maker for what has transpired.

    I still believe that lil Jed made the wrong choice between the suit or the coach. John Madden said you keep the coach as suits are a dime a dozen.

    I find it extremely dysfunctional and highly questionable how Baalke is just sitting on his hands touting how much cap room this team has while the team goes into free fall and loses 11 games in a row and counting.

    The Niners are a minimum wage team as it has been revealed they are only 3 million dollars above the required spending minimum.

    The Niners have a talent and personnel problem and that falls on Baalke. He has let still productive players like Gore, Crabtree, Boldin, Perrish Cox, Chris Culliver and Iupati walk without actually negotiating a new contract with them in good faith and not having viable replaements on the roster.

    Baalke’s neglect of the QB position and the receiving corps has led to this current dumpster fire. This all falls on Baalke period and there is no question he should be fired.
    If you fail in the draft and in free agency you are simply a crappy GM.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Combine Boldin and Crabtree’s stats so far this year and you will see 117 receptions for over 1000 yards and 13 TDs

    Both play for first place teams and playing at a high lecvel but Baalke didn’t negotiate in good faith.

    Same for old man Frank Gore. He has almost 100 yards of total offense and 7 TDs so far for the first place Colts. He was begging to remain a Niner. Baalke in his arrogance wouldn’t even do a one on one face to face with one of the all time greats and he went elsewhere. Gore has started 88 games in a row and has a week to week reliability that Hyde doesn’t have.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What Anthony Davis did to Trent Baalke should be cause for the GM to be fired.

    Baalke chose to give Davis the big contract over Iupati.

    Davis decides to take a one year vacation at the team’s expense
    and throws the Oline in disarray right befor training camp.

    Then Davis plays games saying he’s returning but missing OTAs and coming back right before training camp. He has Baalke salivating as one key fix to the Olin, bamboozling Baalke into believing he’s back and then having a mysterious practice injury and walking away one last time.

    Bottom line AD was a wasted #1 pick by Baalke.

  21. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep, nice analysis and recap of Balkey’s boo boos which have destroyed the team. It really is very sad for them and for us.

    Go Warriors

  22. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Chipper has to go too, along with the OC & DC. There is no way Jed can sneek another year from the biggest loser HC in 49er history.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two problems in giving Chip more time.

    If they want an elite or up and coming GM , that GM will want to pick his own coach and not be linked to Chip.

    Two It is obvious that at the very least the DC will be let go.
    Problem is trying to find another DC to come in who thinks being Chip’s DC is career suicide and also thinking that it is not a long term job ifm things don’t radically get better..

    Hard to make quality hires with strings attached.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the AD situation was unexpected. He had already been renegotiated/extended ahead of Iupati.
    His decision to retire also came after the Draft and, I believe, after the Pears FA signing.
    This has been the crux of my frustration with the Paraag addition to the FO Brass.
    He is the guy doing Contracts.
    Whether he’s influencing the roster with low-ball offers is where I’m having my issues.
    From what I’ve gathered, AD was playing games with Baalke regarding money owed, or perhaps, trying to force a re-do on the deal he signed.
    It was reported that Iupati got the customary ‘early offer’ for an extension and balked.
    At that point I was convinced he was planning to seek a better deal and bolt.
    Therein lies my contempt for the Paraag involvement along side Baalke.
    I can see a scenario where Harbaugh wanted to retain Vets, Paraag managing the budget with youth/analytics tactics and, Baalke being handcuffed to an extent with Cap Mgt practices.

    I agree that Frank should have been given a goodwill offer to retire as a 9er as well.
    Whether his asking price was off Paraag’s ledger or, the age/analytics tables simply said it was not feasible, I sure don’t know.
    2 major factors remain.
    No starting caliber QB and, Ownership friction with HCs.
    It has been a sad cycle of drama since the Yorks have taken control.
    Football and business have clashed.
    It’s total dysfunction between them.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Also, I recall reading that Singletary ‘banged the table’ for both Iupati and AD in the ’10 Draft Class.
    Which suggests to me, Baalke IS working with the HCs to provide pieces sought by his Coaches.
    Given the dynamic of HC/GM working to build a roster, I can’t understand the Paraag factor beyond Contract negotiations.
    Something in that FO dynamic just doesn’t seem to fit cohesively.
    Too much drama, too much friction, too much media involvement for my tastes.
    I rarely hear this sort of sh!t coming from other teams in the NFL.

  26. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, if Baalke was willing to work with the HC why did Singletary have to bang the table to draft those two in the first place?

    Davis showed plenty of signs of being a loose cannon. Wasn’t he the guy threatening in the press to kick Harbaugh’s ass? The GM was begging him to play for us regardless of any not unforeseen circumstances and him quitting for the second or third time was a surprise to no one except the GM.

    The disgruntled trouble makers need to be cut loose regardless of their contributions on the field. It’s all about the team or you have, well, us.

    Iupati was a pro bowl player for many years, Davis I don’t think ever was. Iupati signed a huge deal with Arizona after we wouldn’t offer him a decent one. He wanted to stay here but no player is going to sign for less than half his market value especially not one who can crash an entire D-line by himself.

    Think of the running game we had with Iupati and Staley on the left end of the line and just a decent center. Saving a few bucks is better? And then he goes to a division rival?

    Can the players not feel sold out? They’re playing for their careers, too.

    Maybe Baalke has as much to do with creating the freak show drama as anyone.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er ‘bang the table’ is simply a term I use to suggest that Singletary wanted AD.
    Not to suggest that a conflict arose over the selection necessarily.

    My point is that I want GM/HC to work together to select personnel that fit a mutual plan. Football guys picking football players.
    I did read of attitude issues related to AD, going back to Rutgers with Schiano and, some friction with GRo as well.
    He’s been known to have some maturity issues for sure.

    What I’m getting at is, they extended AD prior to Iupati.
    I’d gather Paraag laid out a ‘budget’ number to get that deal done early to keep him from getting to FA.
    It has been a common practice since Paraag took the reigns, and I don’t have a problem with that so much, as that is what a Cap Mgr is paid to do.
    They attempted to do the same with Iupati, who balked at the ‘early’ offer, preferring to test FA.
    Given your point, AD might have had some second thoughts on the deal he signed and, took a childish attitude toward forcing his hand on Baalke?
    I did read some suggestions to that end, whereby he though he could apply some leverage?
    I felt that there could have been a plan to move AD to Iupati’s slot in the event Iupati walked.
    AD screwed the process by waiting until after the Draft, (perhaps intentionally), to further his pressure agenda?

    What happened was a complete comedy of errors involving Harbaugh/Baalke/Paraag and Jed, as we know.
    I’m suggesting that Baalke worked well enough with Singletary at that time to Draft them yet, when it came time to extend them, the price policies seemed to dictate the decisions.
    There appears to be too much ‘business Mgt’ being applied to football ops, whereby they couldn’t agree on the value of guys like Iupati when it came time to write the check.
    This is where I go nuts, who decides the value? Football guys or Cap Mgt?

  28. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We can assume Harbaugh was loyal to the Vets, Paraag is loyal to the bottom line.
    I understand that all of this has to balance.
    Problem is, it turned into a dumpster fire of conspiracy theories.

    I simply hope that the Cap guy isn’t handcuffing the football guys, (which is what I assume is occurring), especially when it was reported for months, that Paraag had issues with both Kaep and Harbaugh.
    Hence the Rat Hunt saga that ensued with all the media leaks etc.
    And, here we are…

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    To the point regarding ‘Suit vs HC’ I think the ‘suit’ that should have been removed is Paraag.
    Simply because Baalke recruited Harbaugh.
    How that relationship tanked, (IMO) is a direct reflection on the Cap Guy influences.

    Odd Man out in that 3-sided scenario is the Cap Guy for me.
    I come to that conclusion based on the ‘cheapo’ factor, which permeates from the York Business Model that put him there in the first place.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Here are the facts. Anthony Davis signed a contract averaging
    $7.2 mil/year for 5 years. Iupati signed with Cards for $8mil a year for 5 years.
    I would pay the extra $800K a year for one of the top 4 guards in the league who is a proven All Pro and just beginning his prime.

    You seem to place too much blame on Paraag. Baalke is the GM
    and the buck stops with him. No Niner fan gives a crap that they have so much cap space when you turn your back on proven players that have bled for you and helped you achieve success.

    The Niners are charging their ticketholders for prime rib and serving turkeyburgers.

  31. 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