Bears 28, 49ers 20

The 49ers embarrassed themselves Sunday night, turning an easy win into an ugly loss, and christening their brand new stadium with a layer of stink normally associated with descriptions of toilet overflow at the Oakland Raiders’ facilities. The 49ers new stadium is super high tech, though, so this stink must be termed a “virtual” smell.

The first half had some fine moments, with receivers running free with regularity. But an endless stream of penalties, a Colin Kapernick fumble, and a Kapernick interception, produced only a 17-0 lead, that should have been 24 or more.

That’s when Bears QB Jay Cutler realized it was time to ditch the game plan and just trot back to play catch with his receivers, unhindered by any 49er pass rush. In less than two minutes, it was a 17-7 game and an ominous feeling settled in for the half time show.

The 49ers opened the second half with a nine minute drive to the Bears five, then called three straight boring and ineffective runs, settled for a FG and a 20-7 lead, and apparently felt the game was over. Cutler had other ideas, effortlessly leading the Bears on three straight TD drives, picking on rookie CB Jimmie Ward relentlessly. Ward gave up three TDs to Brandon Marshall. Welcome to the bigs, kid.

While the Bears were scoring on each possession, Kapernick imitated his 2013 season ending fourth quarter melt down performance by tossing two fourth quarter interceptions on two straight drives and all of a sudden it was Bears 28, 49ers 20. One last 49er drive pooped out with yet another failed 4th down end zone pass to Michael Crabtree. Something of a new tradition in 49er lore, I guess. These two keep trying and they keep failing.

The team was called for sixteen penalties on the night, the Bears collected ten, and we hope this referee crew does not come around again for the rest of the year. Ye gods, striped dudes, get a grip. We’re trying to play a game here!

Flubbing the second game of the year is also becoming somewhat of a new 49er tradition. In three of Jim Harbaugh’s four years, the team has lost the second game, and the other year they waited till the third game to gag.

Of course, those other three years the team went 13-3, 11-5-1, and 12-4. So I supposed there’s reason to suspect this team might still have a very good year. They’d better find a pass rush, though. In a hurry. Aldon Smith still has seven games to go on his suspension, in case you are noticing the basic void over there on the right side of the 49er D-line. Please, kid, stay out of trouble and come back to us!

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128 comments on “Bears 28, 49ers 20
  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    It seems too that Roman and Kap need some practice running a hurry-up offense. When you’re down late in the 4th quarter, you’ve got to get the ball off quicker.

  2. Bigjon510No Gravatar says:

    Our defensive line can’t rush and our offensive line can’t pass block. I wonder if our O-line could block our D-line. It’s a passing league and we’re in trouble!

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bigjon- Great question.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When your team is up against the clock there is no reason to stand at the line and bleed the clock barking the same signals.
    A simple hike will do or snap it on first sound.
    It’s bad enough they have to huddle but there seems to be no urgency to put the play in motion. That pisses me off to no end.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The thing about this game was blame can be given to so many areas. Kap played poorly, too many penalties, no pass rush, bad play by the offensive live, curious coaching. Any of these can lose a game by themselves but we committed all of them in one game and almost won.

    Weird as it sounds, I saw many things I liked, especially from the new offense that needs a little more time to catch its rhythm. Probably 2 more weeks since we are playing a heckuva defense next week. What concerns me the most is the lack of a pass rush.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Agreed. It goes back to one of my biggest complaints, calling two plays in the huddle. The process is call two plays, let the defense get set and choose a play. If they called one play it would be possible to run a much better hurry up offense. They could actually hike the ball on the first sound. This is one of the things I mean when I say curious coaching.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Carson Palmer didn’t play because he has a nerve issue in his shoulder and it is uncertain when he might return.
    I think the Niners will face his backup Drew Stanton as long as Palmer stays off the practice field. If he starts practicing then you prepare for Palmer, otherwise pull out the video on Stanton and prepare for him.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    There is nothing Harbaugh or Roman can say to justify wasting
    precious seconds. Even when breaking the huddle they have no urgency. It’s maddening to watch them take their time.
    They were doing the same thing against the Aints last year and it seems they haven’t done much to improve on this aspect.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If we ran an actually hurry up offense we could have kicked a FG with time outs remaining and enough time to kick off and get the ball back if we stop them 3 and out. Our coaches went all in on one drive while behind by eight. It would have required a TD and a 2 point conversion just to send it to overtime. The killer instinct starts with the coaching staff and they did not have it last night.

  10. Bigjon510No Gravatar says:

    I believe when they ran up the middle and settled for the field goal. thinking are defense will hold up. We’ve always played it this way. But our defense is a mere shall of it’s self. I would like to see what Kap could do with the time Cuttler had.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bigjon- Agreed. Our coaching staff created our lack of keeping the foot on the pedal. RoBaugh played it safe twice knowing they could get a FG and Fangio did not go after the QB.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, indeed. The lack of going for the jugular is a consistent theme with Harbaugh. I didn’t mind the 3rd down play as it had a better shot at working since it was run from a 3 WR set, but the 2nd down play, which went for zippo, was ye old 22. Then again, so did the 3rd down play.

    And, again, another 3rd and 1 to blow. Still and all, among the penalties, which they might as well call on every play, the D line did nothing, and Fangio all night refused to blitz even though Chicago gave up on the run halfway through the 1st QUARTER. I didn’t expects the Niners to go 16-0, but I also didn’t expect us to shoot ourselves in the feet 16 times.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “LB Corey Lemonier has yet to register a QB pressure in 50 pass rushes this season.”

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve never been a big Lemoneir fan. I’d rather see Lynch or Tank out there. I think Tank would be a beast at that position.

  15. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    As far as the D and O lines go, our d-line stuffed their running game and with their WRs hurt I’m pretty sure the game plan was to stop Forte. He didn’t run that much mostly due to falling so far behind early I’d guess. He ran in the second half, too. We rarely sent more pressure than the front four. Maybe three times I noticed we sent five, while the Bears kept extra protection in for Cutler on almost every passing play.

    On the other side, they sent five and more pretty regularly against Kaepernick and, guess what?, Martin stinks on the right side. I read some folks calling out Iupati in this game but I didn’t notice him having many problems.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    There are a lot of ways to lose and the way we did it yesterday was disgusting. What’s the opposite of a game ball, whatever it is they should be handing out a bunch of them today. Nice whay to christen a new home.

  17. robNo Gravatar says:

    Shitt happens

  18. robNo Gravatar says:

    This is why i would strongly have considered throwing more of our new offense in during the preseason. I just hope we can eliminate the INT’s and still keep a more wide open offense. I do have confidence in harbaugh and kaep

  19. robNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t forget chicago is a playoff contender and we’re still missing some big pieces! !! Don’t be surprised if we struggle early here guys!

  20. robNo Gravatar says:

    That being said a 5-2 start is still pretty likely. After that help should be on the way!!!

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Sunday’s fourth-quarter collapse was 49ers biggest in Harbaugh era. Of 15 losses, 8 came via blown 4th-qtr leads.”

  22. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    How many 17 point leads at 29 plus minutes in, ended in a loss?

    Dial jolted Cutler awake. That was where the problem started.

  23. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    On a different, cheerier note, a big reason for the Charger win yesterday was their no-huddle, yet ball control offense. They went directly to the line on every play. They were prepared to run plays immediately should the Seattle D be unprepared.

    Then, they waited. And waited. They were ready to go the second the Seahawks tried to sub. They ran down the play clock consistently, and taking the air out of the ball repeatedly stifled Seattle momentum after their quick scores.

    As an example, after one such drive, Seattle struck quickly, then the Chargers had a 9 minute TD drive out of the no-huddle. By the end of the second drive, the Seattle pass rush had disappeared and their secondary was making mistakes. You could see the Seattle defenders’ gasping for air.

    The RoBaugh offense is in no way sophisticated or efficient enough to do this. But it was a Seahawk Killer yesterday. Grist for the mill.

  24. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Dial did it on a 3rd down play that would’ve been a punt at 17-0 and ended up a first down leading to a TD for 17-7.

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dial really screwed up. He got his chance to play and committed a really stupid penalty. I agree with NoFear, that seemed to be what woke the Bears up. I think it had to do with getting the first down more that the actual hit but either way Dial has be smarter.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah. Once again, the other team got 5 1st downs on 3rd down penalties committed by us.

    This illegal contact shit with the WRs is atrocious. Every play, that can be called. Just as holding and illegal use of hands can be called on every play at the line.

    Yippee. They don’t want games dragging out? Don’t throw 4 flags every goddamned play. Let the teams play football.

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- There were some bad calls but most of the penalties were legitimate. We need to clean that up.

  28. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We should not play another game with Martin. Every team saw the path to our QB last night. Even with double help he gave up a sack.

  29. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Paved in gold, with billboards and neon signs pointing the way.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Indy is using the Sardine Can Offense and shredding Philly on the ground.

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Everybody wants to be the Niners! Did you see the Ducks coach using 23 personnel package according to Gruden. Next he’ll use O-linemen for a couple of those TEs.

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:


  33. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob!!! You somehow held on to win by 4 points!!! But wait for the refs to huddle up, confab and send the replay to New York so they can get it wrong, too. I lost 4 points between last night and today.

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another important game decided by bad calls. Forget about Goodell, boycott the game to bring back the replacement refs!

  35. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ridiculous! Luck knows he got burned by a blatant bad call that cost him the game and he takes the fall like expected by the league. More than a couple of bad calls kept the Chip Kellys in the game and then handed them the win they couldn’t get otherwise.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Luck was put behind the 8 ball on the last drive when the OC Pep decided to go Sardine Can on 1st and 2nd down and got into a 3rd and long.

    There was a lot of contact by DBs in this game and almost no flags. Unfortunately for the 49ers, they had the officiating crew that thought they were the leagues poster boys for executing the new rule.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It is really hard for a QB to look good in the Sardine Can Offense. Playing in that offense cost Luck two Heismans but he still looks good running it. He is a great QB.

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Our SNF Officiating Crew was working the New NFL Incentive Plan apparently.

    Paid by the flag.
    I especially loved the huddle when 4 flags came out on 1 play.

    They had to decide who was going to collect, then opted to share.

    Most boring game I can recall watching, simply because the Officials stole the momentum.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmie Ward got his baptism too.
    Kinda wondered why we didn’t put the taller Dontae Johnson or Culliver on Marshall personally.

    Either way, we sucked sack for most of the night.
    Gotta start wondering out loud about guys like Gore and Crabtree suggesting the lack of killer instinct and, whether that’s directed at Roman and Harbaugh or, the guys on the field?

    No secret Harbaugh is conservative, just like it was no secret where the final 4th down play was going to go.
    Predictability preceeds us Offensively when we’re behind and needing a score to decide the game.
    Any Defense worth it’s sauce knows it’s 7 to 15.

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing was, when Indy went wimpy in the red zone and kicked the FG, I told my son, watch. Philly’s gonna win. Sure enough.

    Give ’em enough rope . . .

  41. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    More like the SNL crew out there.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck our game was painful in so many ways.
    Hope this serves as a wake up call for AZ at least.
    Happy to see Kaep standing and delivering for the most part though.
    While we didn’t gain ground on Seattle, we didn’t lose any either.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners cut LB Skov and DB Casey today.
    They sign TE Xavier Grimble from U$C and Leon McFadden DB from San Diego St (3rd rd pick Browns) to practice squad.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This is hilarious. Watch the WR near the bottom of the screen.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    This is getting very tiresome. The Niners played Chicago to run, and rarely sent 5 the whole game when Chicago gave up on the run in the 1st quarter.

    Getting outcoached by Marc Trestman is very telling. These guys refuse to see what’s in front of them and make adjustments on the fly. Justin Smith got in a couple times early, but after that, nothing. I thought for sure we would at least try to run a more than we did. Buff gets 200 on the ground, so we throw 34 times and run 26?

    We HAD a 17 point lead. It’s like that played no part in the in-game strategy.

    No adjusting. Outcoached by Trestman.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What did he say? Inquiring minds need to know! Kap says he didn’t say anything to warrant a flag, the defender Kap was jawing at says he didn’t hear anything, only the ref heard something.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- The announcers did keep saying how much better the Bears were tackling in our game than in the Buffalo game. That would make a big difference. The problem there was mostly bad blocking from our O-line. Our O-line is not that good, at least not so far this season. Is it because the offense is new or just bad performances by the players? They had better figure it out soon. We couldn’t run the ball and Kap was under siege. That is a bad combo to score points.

  48. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I will agree that we were outcoached by Trestman.

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Iupati’s becoming a liability. His run blocking was non-existent.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It was a GD 3 yard penalty. I get why they want clarification on what if anything Kappy said, but God knows it didn’t affect the outcome like the other penalties on 3rd down did. And the one that took away Gore’s TD run.

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’d lean toward bad performances. It’s not like we’re changing our blocking scheme. We just aren’t blocking well. For the run or the pass. Iupati was toast all night. J Mart faded badly down the stretch. You have breakdowns on both sides of the line and nothing gets done.

    What kills me is Chicago rushed 5 all the time and dared us to run. We didn’t. We rushed 4 and dared them to pass. They did.

    Which strategy worked better?

  52. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    WTF do you keep calling out Iupati about? He blocked Chicago’s NT and Jared Allen all game and looked pretty good doing it to me. Specifics?

    Yes, there should be more of an explanation for the flag than “he knows what he said.”

  53. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    A win in Arizona and the cloud surrounding the Niners begins to lift. The boo birds and negative nellys back off a step. Lose and the fire storm notches up. You all know who you are = professional bitchy fans displacing their personal angst onto our boys and manipulative politicians riding a wave of public outrage over abusive player behavior. Refs getting in the act. The wackos are out, tar an feathers are ready. Piling on makes everything better in America! Join the mass delusion!

    Reality is the Niners amongst others are under siege. That’s show biz.

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess we’re supposed to be happy about that last game, Phil?

    Us fans have no right to criticize the play calling?

    We should all just drink the koolaid?

  55. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Iupati’s guy (McCellan?) got through for a sack and had 3-4 pressures. Staley didn’t play well. The entire line did poorly, esp J Mart. But Iupati certainly didn’t play well either.

  56. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Which play was that? Iupati didn’t give up a sack. You must be thinking of Martin. I think Iupati helped Kilgore out, too. He may have given up a hurry but no more than one or two. I think he played as well or better than anyone else on the o-line, including Staley and nobody’s complaining about Staley or Kilgore. What/who are you watching?

    You said, “Iupati’s becoming a liability. His run blocking was non-existent.”

    “Martin played bad, but Iupati played awful.”

    “Iupati is missing run blocks every damn series.”

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Vernon has a deep bone bruise on his ankle and he might play against the Cards. Vance McDonald tweaked his knee on Gore’s nullified long TD run and it’s unknown if he can play.
    Carrier might be the featured TE this week.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Update on Vance McDonald
    “McDonald said an exam of his knee showed no structural damage. He’s hopeful of playing against the Cardinals, saying, “There’s a chance.”

    “I’m a little banged up, but the structure of the knee is perfectly fine,” McDonald said. “It’s a day-by-day thing.”

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pro Football Focus graded the Offense and Iupati had the best grades on the Oline.
    Not sure where the justification that Iupati had a miserable game
    comes from. I consider the unreliable source.

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    MN has been pressured into responding to AP getting benched.
    When sponsors get into the mix, actions are swift I guess?

  61. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NJ that is the one thing that talks = “money”. The Peterson case is pretty bad from what I read so the sponsors are getting nervous. Despite the whining of the “Let’s punish Ray Mac for what Ray Rice did” crowd around here it hasn’t so far come close to the seriousness of Peterson’s case. So Levis sales should be cooking right along. Are NFL revenues going down? Doubt it, Roger’s job safe until sales crack I’m thinking

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The other concerns are the Salary Cap implications Phil.

    Ray Rice took his money with him, and in turn, left Baltimore holding the dead money now.
    You know that was a huge factor in that situation.
    Anheiser-Busch money got that attention though.

    Peterson’s suspension is curious to me, in terms of Cap ramifications.
    MN may not want to pay the remainder of APs fat Contract, thus seeking some sort of a way to get out from under it perhaps?

    If the League provides some sort of relief to the Teams involved in these situations,I’d guess quicker suspensions would follow in the future?

    This becomes a bigger employer/employee issue I’d guess?
    Perhaps it all boils down to the personal conduct terms within given Contracts too?

    For me, a 4 year old is defenseless.
    Not a fair fight by any definition.

  63. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Right NJ the cap implications for Ravens who lost a lot of money on Rice so far. They ‘should’ get some of that back but who knows how this shakes out for them? The Peterson case is even less clear capwise. Dunno. Always an important consideration. Think the Chiefs are worried about the big contract they granted the 0-2 Alex. And he’s a saint, lol

  64. robNo Gravatar says:

    Nice 4:11 post

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For what it’s worth analysis of coach’s film of Kap’s performance

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny thinks Harbaugh is a crappy coach.

    Which available coach would you replace Harbaugh with?

  67. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Is -0.2 a good grade for pass blocking? No. I thought I saw him miss a coupler blocks down close. Maybe not, but McCellan got a sack, and that was his guy.

    Being the smartest village idiot, you are still a village idiot.

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    McCellan also had some pressures.

  69. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Unreliable source? J Mart graded out at -0.3 pass blocking, Iupati at -0.2.

    What did I miss there? Good to know that I saw what I thought I saw.

  70. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Off the top of my head, Adam Gase, Denver’s OC, Or Pete Carmichael, NO’s, OC.

  71. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    This year could go either way.

    What would you do, Bullitt, if the Niners don’t quite live up to expectations this year? Sign Harbaugh to a 5 year/$45 mill extension?

    You know Petey boy is somewhere in that very neighborhood.

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sure got quiet. Hyuk.

  73. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seriousness or not, Phil, the message coming from the commish is, ‘we have no idea how to handle this shit.’

    Rice. Arrested, pleads out. 2 game suspension.
    Hardy. Arrested, convicted, appeals. Plays. Suspended 3 months after the fact.
    AP. Arrested and indicted (NOT convicted), suspended.
    RayMac. Arrested (NOT convicted), plays.

    Degree of assault shouldn’t play a part in this. You do know what ‘rule of thumb’ means, right? Laughable.

  74. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Colin Kaepernick’s passer rating when blitzed: 129.0. Not blitzed: 65.7. All three INT’s against Bears were w/o blitzes.”

  75. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    ^Makes sense. Kap can run all day; reading defenses, not so much, at least yet. When he sits in the pocket, and the defense plays coverage, he is more likely to make a mistake. When teams blitz and Kap starts to move, the DBs have to worry about him killing them with his legs, which means *they* make the mistakes and let receivers go.

    Thing is, this being a league that practices enthusiastic plagiarism daily, teams WILL start to play coverage and let him throw if that’s how the percentages break. Kap will HAVE to adjust and learn to read the defenses and make the right reads if he wants to have ongoing success. Also, as he ages, he will slow down. If he wants to be a starting QB at 35 he will have to learn how to play the position in a more traditional style.

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And the nuttiness continues:

    “Cardinals RB Johnathan Dwyer was just arrested for domestic violence.”

  77. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Retroactive to 1997.

  78. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IMO, Kap played in an offense that is hard for QBs to develop in. This year he is playing in an offense where he will grow fast as everybody gets on the same page. Not showing our offense in the pre-season, same as not practicing our offense in the pre-season, is costing us right now. The O-line has to block much better for this offense to improve. I am confident it will all start coming together in about 2 or three weeks. Hopefully it will start coming together this week if the line starts doing better?

  79. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That stat on QB rating when blitzed and not blitzed is useless info by itself. Was he under pressure when blitzed, or not? What about the pressure when he wasn’t blitzed? Add those stats to what we already have and we might be able to know something.

  80. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hope you’re right Bergs that Kap will begin to pick up the skills needed to be an effective pocket passer. It could happen with enough time to make his reads = pass blocking for starters. It’s easy to forget that OLs do gel and play better with game experience. New center, new RT- hello A Davis- these are major changes not yet integrated into an effective unit. But Kap is a stubborn sort who responded to Joe Montana’s critique on his need to read coverages better with: “No I don’t” = this off season.
    Love ya Kap but YES you do. But despite the defensive attitude I too hope he will.

    And stop cussing on the field! Ok that’s a joke I’m making right there, relax

  81. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think it’s safe to say that Kappy’s pressured when blitzed. The o line has a hard enough problem giving Kappy time when not blitzed.

    His throws against Dallas came off scrambles for the most part.

  82. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    With the new NOW advisory committee in the works there will be no need for linemen. Too messy, too violent. They’re gone! Games will be glorified 7 on 7 shell drills.

    Give it a year or two.

  83. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    We should have Martin turn around and rush Kappy. Kappy would see blitz and perform at that 129 clip, and Martin would do just as well, if not better, at protecting Kap than he is now.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever Harbaugh makes only comes out of the York’s pocket.
    You constantly gripe about it as if you’re paying for it Chuck.
    It eefects nothing with the Niners, unlike player contracts which impact the salary cap.
    Whatever they pay Harbaugh only impacts the York’s bank account
    so get over it and stop your constant whining.

    I would pay him if he’s the best coach available. If you replace him you better have somebody as good or better in the wings.

  85. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is stubborn but he is also smart. He knows he was forcing some throws he shouldn’t have. He hasn’t had an interception problem in football at any level. Strong armed QBs have to go through this phase at some point and some never learn. They think they can zip a throw in at anytime. He has not run an offense in the NFL with this many options before. He did in college but receivers don’t have to be thrown open in college and windows are much larger. Kap will get it right quickly, he always does.

    One thing to keep in mind is the coach is running this offense for the first time too. They are all learning together. I hope it doesn’t get worse this week, it could, but this in theory is a good offense when executed correctly. I am a fan who likes a team that can run the ball, this offense should be able to run very well once they figure out how to properly execute.

  86. robNo Gravatar says:

    Omg, that’s awesome

  87. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As usual, you don’t answer the question, Bullitt. You deflect and kvetch. Well, what would you do? Do you want to re-up Harbaugh if he falls short of expectations? And, at what price?

    Hey, its pretty obvious, wants a pretty big payday.

  88. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I gripe about it, because the window may be closing faster than we think.

    Keep toeing the line like a good little minion, and let them make your decisions for you.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    READ what I wrote.
    I said unless you have someone else lined up you think is superior to Harbaugh, you pay Harbaugh when the time comes which is still two years away.
    Is that clear enough for you? Always trolling for a scrap?

  90. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I already gave you a couple names, skippy. New blood. Not Bo Schembechler Jr. We’ll see how this goes, but this has been a very uncertain offseason, and the picture being painted is one of discord and unhappiness in the offices. Mark Jackson got fired for less.

  91. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If we fall short, I’d cut Harbaugh’s ass loose. Not re-sign him.

  92. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lots of pressure on the team this year and going forward with pay as you go contract for Kap, no contract extension for Jimi, several key contracts expiring and not yet extended, aging core players, injuries aplenty, not to mention an off season from hell which unfortunately is continuing w/ Ray Mac situation. Let’s not call it a case. I had hoped the Aldon suspension would be the end of the ugly series of screw ups by our guys but no…distractions everywhere. Lots to overcome not to mention a tough division.

    Hope you’re right Bergs that Kap, OL, secondary, coaches will learn the ropes of new O, etc and MESH into an effective force. AZ should be interesting and a good test. We should be getting stronger as the year goes on and we get some guys = Smith, Bowman, A Davis back…baring further injuries.

    It’s a lot to overcome but I recall that Niner team went 6-5 I believe and won it all. Just beat AZ I’ll be happier

  93. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Two years from now is a long long time but I seriously doubt there will be anyone better to coach the team around them. Pay the man

  94. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF that’s funny! Yeah enjoy it while lasts.

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No one, Phil? Really. He’s the one guy on the planet? Hey, someone has to play devils’s advocate around here. We’re at year 4, and the direction isn’t quite solid and true at this point as it was 2 years ago. The distractions are pretty constant and deafening. This is supposed to be the easy part of the schedule, and if you believe the noise about discord in the locker room, a couple more early losses and we could be in trouble. We already have Gore and Crabs saying they lack a killer instinct. If that’s not a knock on the play calling, I don’t know what is.

    Hmmm, Dwyer suspended. Niners are the lone holdouts concerning RayMac.

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck’s choices for potential head coach are Gase who’s only been an OC for one year and a defacto one as Peyton Manning runs the Denver offense and calls what he aees.
    Carmichael has been an OC for 5 years yet when Payton was suspended the Aints didn’t make him the HC.

    Both are unproven and have never been head coaches. This team at the very least needs to keep continuity and not have a new guy come in and tear everything down.

    It shows your state of mind when you want to give the team to a first time coach. That usually happens only to losing teams but Chuck can’t see the difference. Harbaugh has taken the team to 3 staright NFC Championship games.

  97. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I just kills me when I hear “You don’t show your offense in pre-season.” I guess I need an explanation as to why not. It’s going to be shown in game one. So for one game it has not been exposed. How about being able to run the offense? Practicing it a little in the pre-season would sure help the execution in the first three games. Not having to learn as much on the fly could surely help win more than being the secret Maxwell Smart spy.

  98. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, that was the same problem last year. Young QBs need practice time AND playing time to get familiar with the offense. Kappy last year played about 12 snaps in 4 preseason games. This year was a little more, but still, there’s not a lot of familiarity on all sides. I fear this team is going to struggle when they play good teams. Beating the dregs like Dallas isn’t the issue. Beating teams like AZ and Philly is the test.

    Toe that company line, Bullitt. Stay inside the box. I came up with a couple names off the top of my head. Sue me. Harbaugh was a first time NFL head coach, as was his brother John. And plenty of other successful coaches.

    At what point do you pull the plug on Harbaugh? Never? Right. He’s the only man on earth who knows the team. He’s like a supreme court judge. There for life. What a brilliant strategy, Bullitt.

  99. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So, Chuck, spewing out worthless ideas and verbiage is okay as long as nobody points it out. Then it’s their fault for being picky. Got it.

  100. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right. Harbaugh is the only answer ever. In Jed we trust. Jim is coach in perpetuity.

    Your conformity is beyond cute. Which is why I regularly question your age. Which appears to be 14.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The hyperbolic spewage machine careens toward an apoplectic meltdown of insults and profanity. Cover your eyes, folks.

  102. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yer the one who lets the child play here, Skeebs.

  103. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, if Bullitt happened to leave, the tornadoes of bullshit(R)* would cease almost entirely.

    *(R) All Rights Reserved. NoFear Industries and Ammo Depot.

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    As long as you’re around, Chuck, we will never have to fear an end to bullshit.

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The SJPD released a synopsis of the May 25 incident at Ray McDonald’s house. It involved a female grabbing a handgun during an argument and fleeing when 911 was called.”

  106. robNo Gravatar says:

    Great news skeeb! Looks like this might be why we’ve handled things the way we have so far!

  107. robNo Gravatar says:

    One last look at last week’s game.
    imo we need anthony davis back and alex boone is still rusty. With kilgore starting for the first time we need our other guys on the O-line all in there and at 100 % . Once we get up to full stength we can help kilgore along and we’ll be ok

  108. robNo Gravatar says:

    Assuming kilgore is the answer at center that is

  109. robNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, iupati got good reviews vs. Chicago. That’s good news for us

  110. robNo Gravatar says:

    One concern is kaep’s 7 turnovers in his last three games. I am confident that we can work in our new offensive gameplan and cut down on the INT’s.

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I saw that too Skeebs = more info here:

    It went like this Rob:

    Niners: “So she pulled a gun on herself?”
    Ray Mac: “Yep, then I called 911 and she chilled”
    Niners: “Ok you’re suspended you stinking lousy victim”

    Hmmm maybe. I wonder why the cops have failed to forward this for action to the DA? Just Why? If there was a case it might be against the disturbed woman. Jerry Rice, Young, Newsome, Pelosi and the other ignorant quick lip artists need to STFU since the victim is not a woman despite their pathetic prejudices.

  112. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- I stole “tornado of bullshit” from NoFear fair and square! It was eminent domain. He left for a long period and I took it over since it was abandoned! LOL!

  113. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I was in Ray’s shoes I would get my butt out of that relationship and away from that tornado of bullshit as fast as possible.

  114. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So much for Lovie Smith turning Tampa Bay around quickly. Wow, they’re awful. Can’t coach dropped passes, dropped ints, and their D personnel, oy vey…

  115. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit make yer omelets now as the egg shortage is going nationwide.

    Koo Koo Katchoo! I am the eggman.


  116. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That was Eric Burdon of The Animals, Phil. John Lennon was referring to a certain night involving Burdon, a lady of ill repute, and a whole bunch of eggs.

  117. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus, TB got hit pretty hard by injuries, but this one’s going south fast. Hey, a TB sack on Ryan!

  118. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    My FF kicker has 5 points from extra points in the middle of the 2nd qtr. Hmmm… What’s on TCM?

  119. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like my inside info was right after all re Rayac. You’re welcome.

    I’ll let Bullitt look that post up. Well, the Cards suspended Dwyer without waiting. Why the differences? Because it turned out the way you wanted it to, that makes it right? Such children.

    ROB!! Iupati graded out at -0.2 in pass pro. Has pass blocking was fine, but we are having serious pass protection problems.

  120. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like drafting Matty ice was a pretty goo idea.

  121. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:


  122. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You mean Flavor’s inside information proved you and the rest of the lynch mob would’ve punished an innocent man and hanged him in the court of public opinion. Gotcha.

  123. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    RT you got it = the social justice crowd is not interested in justice. Or fairness, decency, individual rights or equal protection under law. But they handy with a rope

  124. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That’s hilarious, RT.

  125. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  126. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    RT, yes I would. And you are a child to think otherwise.

  127. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll tell you one thing, if Aldon Smith, Navorro Bowman and Glen Dorsey were playing, RayMac would have been suspended.

    It was a business decision, children.

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