Bourbon Street Blues

What a depressing week.

Losing to the Rams, at home, is always depressing, but this time it was also embarrassing. The loss to a team that had no business even being in the game set off tremors to the franchise.

The vaunted O-line has been a floundering mess for two straight games. The team, the team, the team has been replaced by guys hawking their own wares (Vernon Davis and Alex Boone), guys who are going through the motions (Ahmad Brooks and Michael Crabtree), guys who are questioning the coaching (Frank Gore and Joe Staley), and a coast-to-coast, year long crescendo of predictions that Jim Harbaugh is essentially a lame duck coach, either leaving or fired at season’s end.

There’s a gathering gloom that the glory days are over and the future is uncertain. It’s been a great three year run, back at the top of the league. Is it over? Is it a one year malaise? Or a longer term debacle. This is the kind of gloom that losing to the Rams can give you.

This is Harbaugh’s fourth year as HC. Mike Nolan’s team unraveled in year four, but Nolan never had a winning season. Harbaugh has had three extraordinary seasons. Why would the Niners want to fire him? And why would Harbaugh want to leave? Going back to college is an admission of defeat. And there are no other NFL teams that would be more appealing. I don’t buy that he’s money hungry.

For the endless rumors to make any sense, somebody would have to be crazy. Either Jed York or Trent Baalke or Harbaugh. 13-3, 11-4-1, and 12-4 are not the product of lucky, or maybe even replaceable, coaching. If the FO is behind the rumors, they’re sabotaging the 2014 season, the inaugural Santa Clara stadium season, which makes no sense at all. What would make sense is the rumors are just media driven bullshit that has been so persistent and enduring that everyone starts to believe them, even the players and some of us.

In the meantime, the season is slipping away. It will take at least a 6-2 second half, maybe even a 7-1 to get back to the playoffs. And that half begins Sunday in New Orleans, where the Niners are 1-5 in recent history. Coming out of there Sunday with a win would be borderline miraculous.

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187 comments on “Bourbon Street Blues
  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs the perception I’ve embraced is that Harbaugh wants too much control.
    Having been successful with his recruiting efforts at the College level it makes sense to me that he feels he can identify talent.
    Giving way to a GM and the NFL level of talent, probably accounts for some of the angst involved.

    What he has proven, at least to me is, he can’t find another gear of Offensive imagination.

    Be it Roman or RoBaugh, something has hit the ceiling.
    Players don’t grind out a long season to make it to 2nd or 3rd place.

    I want to see some unified effort in this game on Sunday.
    If the guys mail it in, turn out the lights on Harbaugh.

  2. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    So which one is it, Skeebers? Are the endless rumors the result of one of the Big Three being crazy. Or are they media driven bullshit?

    I’d like to know your stance so I could rip you a new one properly.

  3. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    @AnthonyDavis76 was complaining on Twitter how he waited on hold for 10 mins. then was disconnected when calling about a potential computer virus.

    I replied to him that was 10 mins wasted he could have studied tape on the Saints defense. Is it any wonder why the OL surrendered 8 sacks last week.

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, from the last thread regarding Frank.
    As was obvious in the SB efforts to win late and, continuing to this day, our brain trusts exhibit an ‘all or none’ mentality.
    No ability to challenge a Defense.

    We know everyone keys on Frank, for good reason.
    With a little imagination, Frank and Carlos at the goal line vs the Rams instead of a QB sneak attempt could have been a little more advantageous.

    Still appears to be a checkers vs chess mentality for me.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For me, it was pretty much a known fail by the time we got to 3rd down at the goal line.

    Didn’t expect the fumble, but I didn’t think we’d punch it in trying up the middle with everyone in the stadium knowing what we are doing. The time to try that was on 1st and 2nd down. When we had a couple WRs out there.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    By the way, what ever happened to jumping over the pile?

  7. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Hey. How come there’s not a line through Rob’s, Bigjon’s and Tony’s predictions? IIRC, I got crossed out as soon as my prediction (9-7) last year could no longer possibly come to fruition.

    I demand equal elimination!

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Happy now, Dennis?

  9. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Kaepernick doesn’t lose the ball the play is good for a TD.

    At the snap, the DT Langford gets under Martin and pushes him back into Kaepernick. Kaepernick recovers his hold on the ball and Miller shoves him through the hole behind Iupati far enough over the goal line to score. Except for the ball coming out along the way, he scores.

  10. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, trust me. You don’t want me to answer that question honestly. I’d turn this place into a morgue. So I’ll just reply like everyone decent citizen should when asked; “Fine thanks. How are you?” And then move about your business.

  11. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob! How does that Rob: 13-3 feel? 😛

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That post is supposition, NoFear. No replay shows the ball, the goal line, and Kappy at the same time. Why the NFL doesn’t put cameras on the goal line is beyond my pay grade. Maybe because it would show too many bad calls? It’s too fricking easy to make a call with that there? Whatever the case may be, it’s ludicrous. Crabs caught the ball when half of it was across the goal line. Yet they call him out at the 6″ line. Bullshit.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FO analyzes the 8 sacks from last Sunday. They think only 2 sacks were unavoidable, 5 sacks should have been avoided and one could’ve been avoided.
    This is done through their film analysis and study and they provide visual evidence of open checkdown receivers and receivers open on slants. That is contrary to what some here have posted.

  14. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Bullit, just say it: Kap sucks! Bring back Al…
    I can’t bring myself to say it.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners have scored 12 TDs through the air and 3 TDs rushing.
    Gore has 472 yds rushing and only 1 TD at the midway point of the season.
    If indeed the Niners are evolving into a passing oriented team they need to have scored at least 20 TDs through the air considering the lack of scoring by the ground attack.

    Lot’s of room for improvement.

  16. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah losing to Rams at home did not help my birthday celebration but the worst was how it happened = same old same old shit for brains calling wrong/low percentage plays. Roman goes harbaugh goes so be it. Not going to change after 3 years of getting away with this, not expecting it. Players on O know this too. Hard to blame them. I don’t care no matter what Frank says the OC stinks. And Harbaugh is not helping matters calling plays. Obviously.

    Oh there IS a goal line camera because on the feed I saw after the play there was a shot clear as a bell exactly on the goal line showing the ref placing the ball on the 6″ line. Where was this camera during the play? Mid field? No right there but not shown on broadcast. Why? Because NFL thinks us children don’t deserve the facts, just some manipulated content to keep their agenda afloat. We are not seeing the game as it happens just the version that makes NFL/refs look good. NJ made the point about adequate technology being available last year and here it is not being used. Why? We won that game 24-13.

    You would think the NFL would be proud to get all the plays right by showcasing the excellent technology. But no let’s keep this away from the fans. Why? Assholes.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It was clear to me that the ball crossed the goal line before Kap fumbled. He did score but the refs did not give it to him.

    Anybody with a single brain cell has to question the call from the sideline. I remember when seeing the formation I kept saying, do not call a QB sneak. The sneak was run and we all saw the result. Yes the players have to perform but that was a task made more difficult than necessary by the coaching staff.

  18. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody with a tape of the game take a look at the camera angle when the ref is spotting the ball after the play. Sideline shot from camera 10′ in the air. Clear as a bell. TD, ball over goal line.

    Too much money on the Rams I guess. We’re in the hands of gamblers as Walsh said on more than one occasion.


  19. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Terrible play call, terrible execution, terrible call by the refs but it suits the agenda = money on Rams wins big. Pure crap

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    1st and 2nd down we had 2 WRs on the field, That is when you call the sneak. Not when you pack everyone in tight.

    For the one millionth time.

  21. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Now the game is fixed? Better have Kap investigated. He’s the POS who fumbled the goddamn ball. Our QB sucks. Harbaugh actually improved Alex tenfold. He’s done nothing with Kap. Maybe Jimbo’s in on the fix as well. I’ll investigate him. I’ll shove my Maglite so far up Harbaugh’s ass he’ll pray that it was just an IRS audit.

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Stop watching Dennis. See? How easy is that?

  23. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    “but it suits the agenda = money on Rams wins big. Pure crap”

    66% of the money bet on the spread actually was BET ON THE 49ERS. This from the Vegas Insiders:

    If you’re going to make ridiculous comments like the game was fixed because “the money was on the Rams,” it might help to get your facts straight.

    Here’s two facts for you: 1) Jim Harbaugh is a loser 2) Our QB sucks.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    See my 9:02 Dennis.

  25. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Right the smart money bet on the Niners because more people did numb nuts? No the smart money bet on the Rams and cleaned up.

    Anyone bother to look at the smoking gun I indicated was aired = goal line shot showing what really happened = Crabtree TD.

    Network backs up NFL claim of “no evidence” when clearly they have the crystal clear picture. BUT us children are not going to get that nor was it replayed. No we got ‘replayed’.

    Ignore the negative nelly with the Niner hate syndrome

  26. robNo Gravatar says:

    We was robbed

  27. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Well Rob if we leave it up to the refs with close plays sometimes them bozos are going to call it the way they want it to be. Better to grab a big lead and leave no doubt. But…how often do we do that? Superbowl anyone?

    Do we lack the killer instinct to get a lead and build on it, leaving no chance, no doubt? Or do we play not to lose with a smaller lead?

    Brilliant leadership on O.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del= I don’t believe the game was fixed but if it was the Rams would need to be the winner because, as you point out the money was on the 49ers. The money goes to the underdog so the winner gets better odds. If one were to fix a game would it be at +350 or -40? That was theory, I don’t know what the odds were. One thing is obvious, your emotions are getting the best of you.

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit’s FO article brings up an interesting question. If it is so obvious Kap had receivers to throw to why did the coaching staff not show him the pictures being sent down from above during the game? Is the coaching staff this inept or is it that the football fans who write at FO know less than the expertise they are relaying? If FO is correct Harbaugh and staff are inept. These pictures are sent down constantly during games and this info needs to be relayed in real time.

    The 49ers are not known for making timely in game adjustments. Did the coaching staff just get exposed? This would be a good time to be a reporter to ask RoBaugh about this FO article. Our reporters are too soft to ask these kind of questions so we will probably never know for sure. If we listen to the people here who defend the coaches then FO is missing something, if you listen to those that question the offensive strategy, then the coaches just got exposed. If they showed those pictures to Kap during the game and FO is correct he would take advantage of it. So who is correct? Since Harbaugh played the position I would tend to think FO is missing something but I wouldn’t bet on it. That was an interesting point of view they presented.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- After seeing the replay on the Crabtree catch there were only two possible outcomes. Incomplete pass or TD. He had the ball and it hit the ground but they gave him the catch. That meant he always had control. Easy call, video clearly shows the ball over the plane. If they think he didn’t have control the result would have to be incomplete pass when the ball hits the ground. The ended up calling completed pass and gave a bad spot. I do not know how anybody who looked at that replay objectively did not see the ball cross the plane. The thought that Bogar was rooting for the Rams has to cross one’s mind.

  31. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows’ diagnosis of what ails 49ers focuses on the O-line. Hard to argue with that. Fix that and maybe Kappy won’t look so crappy.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After Austin Davis came off the field he would look at the previous series on an Ipad to see what was going on.
    This is a constant with Manning, Rodgers, Brady and Brees.
    I have never seen Kap do this.
    I can’t blame the coaches because Alex Smith used to come off the field and look at pix and talk with the guys upstairs on the phone. These are the same coaches and the only change is the QB.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    About the p[ass to Crabtree and your earlier comment.
    If Kap threw a better pass it would’ve been a walk in TD.
    Crabtree was wide open and that pass was thrown ankle high.
    I disagree with your premise that other elite receivers would have easily caught that ball and scored. Kap needs to throw a more catchable ball and we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
    There are times you throw the rocket passes to fit into small windows. In this case you take something off and it’s pitch and catch.
    I call BS to your premise that a better receiver wouldn’t even leave his feet. The downward trajectory of the pass was destined to hit the ground. Your bias to constantly defend Kap is really showing.
    IMHO we beat the Rams if Kap holds onto the ball twice.
    We all forget that Kap fumbled around the 2 minute warning of the first half and the Rams scored the TD to tie the game in 3 plays.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- You wouldn’t blame the coaches if they threw a grenade into the huddle. If Kap isn’t looking at the pictures then the coaches should be and pointing it out. I can’t agree with your thought process. Just like a pitching coach talks to a pitcher in between innings, the same goes for a coaching staff in the NFL, or at lest it should. By what you are saying Kap is being left to fend for himself. Somehow, I doubt that is happening. If the coach is not disseminating the pictures then what are they doing during a game? Could be why our in game adjustments are so bad? IMO, the coaches should be looking at the pictures and making in game adjustments or be fired. Period, end of story. If logic serves, by reading Bullit’s last post, the coaches should be fired. Somehow I think somebody doesn’t like the QB and is making excuses for the coaches.

    Alex couldn’t throw a decent screen pass here and looks like a master at it in KC. QB or coaching? Alex was constantly accused of missing reads here and in KC he seems to be able pick up his hots and safety valves easily. QB or coaching?

    The coaches call the plays, if they think the QB is missing something it is THEIR job to point it out. Look at the pictures and do your job or go away. Our QB, team and fans deserve better. Something tells me they do look at the pictures and are not agreeing with FO.

  35. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- Your bias against Kap is obvious. Guess what, your boy Crabtree is rapidly turning into THE cancer of the team. How often did you see Rice or Taylor dive for a ball. Almost never. I heard Steve Young say Rice never dove for a ball, he just reached down and grabbed it in stride, even at the ankles. Crabtree does not do that. His target area is mid thigh to eyes. He has trouble catching a ball at his knees. That is not exactly helping the QB like elites do. Rice would have had that and scored. Crabtree wants to be elite then be elite instead of an elite pouter. He can take his Cowboys colored shoes he wore during the Dallas game and go somewhere he wants to be because it isn’t here. He has been Kap’s safety blanket in so many crucial situations that have not worked why do we need him? Definitely not for the money he wants.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Why would you throw a ball at someone’s ankles who is wide open?
    Keep blaming everyone else but Kap for what’s going on.
    As the #1 Kap apologist you have a tendency to blame all the mistakes he makes on everyone but Kap.
    I’m beginning to think you’re related or at least his agent.

  37. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Let’s get something straight people: everything is true.

    1) Our QB sucks.
    2) Our coaches suck and don’t make in-game adjustments.
    3) Our play calling sucks.
    4) Crabtree is a cancer, crybaby and runs bad routes.
    5) Jim Harbaugh is the Devil.

  38. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Oh, and how could I forget: THE GAME IS FIXED!!!

  39. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, that play, and the fumble that ensued could very well be the defining moment of this season, and the end of the Harbaugh regime. Lose this game to NO and the team is in a bad situation.

    VD and Crabs appear to be going through the motions, the offense is a bumbling stumbling mess, and they can’t get out of their own way. And this was at home.

    NO is looking at winning their 20th straight home game, dating back to 2010. The defense remains banged up, and we’ve gotten no help from the league or the doctors for this one. Willis is likely out, and Stuka is now banged up as well.

    NO will throw TE routes all day on us.

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is a good QB who is learning. Your lack of patience will get a change and when you get another Scott Bull you’ll wish you would have developed a good one that was already here. Kap could use some help from his team mates and coaches instead of thinking he has to do it all by himself. Watch the catches Boldin makes, he helps Kap. Watch the catches Crab doesn’t make. He doesn’t help anybody but himself. Our coaches are learning a new system, the QB is not getting the kind of coaching he needs while they are learning. Have some patience instead of blaming everybody. The only coach I blame right now is whoever is responsible for the lack of rhythm in the play calling and doing unacceptable things like letting the other team grossly load the box to run a QB sneak. That was just plain stupid. For now it is RoBaugh since it had to be one of those two. And if they are not looking at the pictures and pointing useful info out to the QB they need to be fired before the next game.

  41. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Berger, explain to me this: why did Alex improve under his time with Harbaugh but Kaepernick has not?

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Explain to me this, when did Kap have a before and after with Harbaugh? Smith has sure improved since he left here. I think because Reid is better play caller. Explain that in your own words. My opinion is that Harbaugh is a really good QB coach but a bad play caller. Smith threw short and teams closed that off. Kap throws deep and teams have shut that down. Maybe the coaches should look at the pictures and coach. Isn’t that what they are paid to do?

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In 6 quarters of football Kaepernick was sacked 12 times. That’s usually about a half a season’s worth. When he wasn’t sacked, more often than not he was under pressure and getting hit. Did he miss some passes? Sure. How did Manning do in the Super Bowl under heavy pressure? Or Brady in KC under constant pressure? Gee, not so good. No one does that well under constant pressure. That’s a given.

    But what do the coaches do to alleviate the pressure? Nothing. When you see them still trying to go down field with 5 and 7 step drops after 12 sacks in 6 quarters, it baffles my mind.

    They have done NOTHING strategy-wise to slow down the blitzing Kappy constantly faces. Maybe losing Kilgore really #$@%#ed up the line calls last week, and we can’t figure out all of a sudden what a blitz looks like, but from a play calling point of view we haven’t adjusted to the pressure we face.

  44. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Before and after with Kap? The before is totally irrelevant. Totally. Kaepernick has not improved one iota since our SB loss. That’s all that matters.

    No self-respecting 49er fan can honestly tell me that Kap is a better QB now, then he was back then.

  45. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    At least Harbaugh transformed Alex from horseshit to chickenshit.
    Kap’s still wearing the same sized goddamn headphones.

  46. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Already rumors swirling that’s Colts OC, Pep Hamilton, is a candidate for the 49er job *should* Harbaugh not be here next year.

    I don’t want Pep unless he brings Andrew Luck along with ’em.

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yup. Pep, and Pete Carmichael would likely be on the short list.

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh goodie Dennis. Another QB for you to jizz all over.

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- And your expertise is the one I should listen to? Maybe when I’m drinking. I hate to break the news to you but for now, I’ll go with Harbaugh.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why did Smith improve under Harbaugh? Jesus Christ, Dennis, are you that stupid? Or have you simply drank away your memory?

    Who were Smith’s coaches before Harbaugh? Who was saying for 7 years that coaching your QB matters?

    Holy shit. You don’t remember?

  51. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, a lot of good Harbaugh’s play calling did for Luck in college. He should have had two Heismans. Harbaugh made sure he didn’t get one.

  52. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hah! That’s why I throw up in my mouth a little when I hear that David Shaw would possibly be on the short list of replacement head coaches. He’s worse than Bo Jr.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the last 5 games Frank Gore has only 1 carry in the redzone.
    The Niners have deviated from what they do best which is running the ball and now that they are a “passing” team trying to ride Kap’s arm a lot of people want the coach to be sacked.
    These are the same people who wanted more passing.

  54. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Berger, but you’ve been blaming Roman the entire time.
    I’ve told you from the beginning, it’s Harbaugh’s fault.

  55. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Andrew Luck is on pace to break Manning’s single season passing yds record. Think he’d do that with Harbaugh as his head coach?

    It’s Harbaugh’s fault.

  56. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Our woes are on O. (sounds the intro to a bad country song). That’s coaching since Fangio’s boys are still productive and not contributing to losses like the O’s coaches/players are. Yes there are breakdowns in execution notably the suddenly inept OL. But little improvement except in 3rd down dept = thanks Stevie . To say Kap has not improved as a blanket statement is the usual baloney from a negative nihilist. He is going thru his reads this season- when he is not flat on his back. Right it’s Kaps fault he’s getting sacked more times than the groceries at Safeway. Can he improve? Sure, can you?

    If Berger is correct the coaching will improve sooner or later. Ok but it may be too late for this season and I have not seen any improvement yet. So as mentioned I don’t expect any and the results Sunday will not be a surprise if we lose.

    Other media people elsewhere are saying “It’s not the play calling” but they don’t back it up and explain, for example, not scheming to defeat pressure on Kap, running the QB into stacked box to sneak into EZ, 5 minute developing passing plays when our OL is good for 2 seconds, etc, etc. If that is not shitty play calling what is? Calling for safeties every play? Bullshit, it is play calling, coaching and the 2 headed OC is to blame. They stink and we are an obvious laughingstock.

    We are regressing on O and it is the coaches fault 80% I’m guessing.

  57. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    But you laughed, scoffed and even scolded the negative Nelly when he told you way back when that Jim Harbaugh is a loser.

    *Now* he stinks and has turned us into a laughingstock. You should heed my 49er book of Revelations more often.

    The prophet has spoken.

  58. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- You have been consistent on that call. I like Harbaugh as a coach, I don’t like him as a play caller. He needs to get an OC who knows how to design and call plays then get out of his way. Just like he does with Fangio.

  59. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Someone just pointed out your history of calling for the exact opposite of what you want now oh prophet of doom. So I don’t expect you to have any recollection that my problem with your favorite coach (!) is his insisting on being an OC as well as the HC. He’s a fine HC as I mentioned over and over this week. But his marriage to GRo is sickening and likely will cost him the job he does so well = a players coach who generally has the men ready to execute the shitty game plan / lousy play calls.

    Your blanket utterances = “Kap sucks” “Harbaugh is evil” are just more wet blanket baloney, kemo sabe.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Berger gets it. He must have a better memory

  61. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Berger, you’re delusional if you think a new OC with Harbaugh will change a goddamn thing. It’s the Joe Biden theory.

    Fran Tarkenton is now on KNBR ripping Kap a new asshole. Says he never will improve and is only an athlete playing the position. “I’d be looking for another quarterback.”

  62. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Fran Tarkington? Yeah, the guy who couldn’t win a big game to save his life is talking shit about Kappy?

    He ran more that Kappy would ever dream of.

  63. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    So I guess I’m not the only guy who thinks “Kap sucks.”

    The prophet has spoken again.

  64. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Phil. There IS no later. Not for Jim. There’s too much animosity around the building, and this season going into the shitter would only seal the deal even faster.

    Frankly, I just don’t get this at all. Jim is either sabotaging his way out of here, or he has no clue as to what is going on with his offense. It really goes back to Nolan/Singletary and the ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ philosophy.

    This team does NOT take advantage of things that work for them. They run no-huddle and it works, so they NEVER do it again. They throw a couple misdirection passes to Boldin vs the Rams that gain about 25 yards, so naturally we never see those routes again.

    I think they are trying WAY too hard to be different from what they were. They need to integrate more passing into the offense, not go 60/40 pass/run. They are out-thinking themselves and merely shooting themselves in the feet.

    Anyone with half a mind can see the issues.

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You are not a profit, Dennis, you are a loss.

    You are the loss leader.

  66. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Greg Cossell, the senior producer at NFL films, on KNBR “echos Tarkenton’s comments.”

    All that guy does is sit in a 12×12 room and watch tape. That’s it.
    Cossell knows football. He has no bias for or against Kap and the Niners.

    Kap sucks!


  67. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    “Kaepernick is the type of QB who makes your OL woes even worse.”

    —Greg Cosell

  68. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I would say the big issue for Harbs now is the politics with Baalke and Jed. His woes on the field are bad enough, but it’s the dysfunctional organization stuff that has him one foot out the door.

    As for Kap, I would want to see how he fares with a different coach and system before I give up on him. He makes plays, he is just not consistent and has not mastered the mental side of the game.

  69. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Take a team that goes to three championships in three years under a new coaching regime. Take that team’s fans crying about the coaches’ lack of killer instinct (by just winning instead of blowing out their opponents) and insisting that the problem with the team is not putting the offense onto the QB and into the air so we can blow everyone out.

    How do you think the fans react when the offense goes to the air and fails?

    A. They blame the coaches.
    B. They blame the game officials.
    C. They blame other bloggers.
    D. They blame the player they thought could do no wrong.
    E. They see they were wrong, again.

    It’s as easy as ABC.

    Phil, please let the rest of us know when someone figures out how to scheme the offense to neutralize any pressure from the defense.

    By the way, in respect to the FO article, you guys had that information three days ago and you shouted me down for even suggesting it.

    All things considered, I’d say most fans don’t want to know. They just like to play world’s best coach, gm and owner in their fantasy worlds on the blogs.

  70. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why was George Seifert shown the door, NoFear?

    Given what is going on, you think they should stay the course?

    What do you think they should do? Are you satisfied with the job Greg Roman is doing?

  71. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seifert? Walsh? Do you think those were good decisions by the FO/Ownership? We as fans don’t like losing, but apparently we’re not all that happy with winning either.

    No they shouldn’t stay the current course. They tried the Kaepernick runs the high flying passing O show and he’s not up to it at this point. I’m for going back to what we do and easing the increase in passing offense as game situation and player development warrants.

    Greg Roman? He’s not the problem. The plays you guys are crying about today worked, but for Kaepernick’s holding up his end. And either one of them would have won the game. BTW, QB sneaks are most often run against a stacked box. Blaming Roman for that is pretty laughable.

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Laughable is right. Singletary based his whole coaching career on telling the opposition what he was going to do. And he failed.

    Harbaugh is doing much the same in the red zone. If you think that is success, well, what’s the first syllable in success? That’s what you get.

    We are the worst red zone offense, and it has ben a struggle for years now. Why do you refuse to see and acknowledge this? We apparently had a whole different set of plays called in the Super Bowl, but the timeout changed everything. What would they have done? No way to know. But to blame Kaepernick when they came back from 26 points down? All Gore, right? You overlook the entire game to point at one play.

    Haters be hatin’.

    Did better coaching help Alex Smith?

    Is this coaching staff not using Kappy the right way?

    Yes and yes. No matter your myopicity.

  73. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why did Harbaugh himself assume more of the offensive play calling last year? Because Roman was doing a poor job.

    Funny, the obvious shit flies right over your head. You’d rather look at the details while bumping into the forest.

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Is there now a struggle with the direction of the play calling? It very well could be as others have mentioned.

    It sure couldn’t look more confused than it does now.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When a play works some here have no issue with the play call.
    They continuously love to whine when the plays fail and play Monday Morning QB second guessing.
    Nothing wrong with the QB sneak because even those complaining acknowledge Kap scored. Except for the fumble that was game over.
    Earlier in the game Kap didn’t look a high shotgun snap in and fumbled and was lucky to get the ball back after a scramble.
    Kap needs to execute the fundamentals especially with a new center and he can’t take things for granted.
    Bottom line in last game is the fact that Kap’s 2 lost fumbles cost the team 14 points. Nobody wants to talk about the turnovers and ball security in tight games.

  76. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The proof is in the pudding = win in NO we get a one week extension on the ‘RoBaugh gotta go Brah’ chorus. We are week to week and I’m in the camp that says this will not end well. I do not think it’s too late for Harbaugh to keep his job tho- that will be determined by where we finish. Bomb out before the playoffs or make it to a playoff win or two will determine a lot.

    Some say he’s gone regardless. I don’t buy that and neither does Joe Montana who says Jimi has “No reason to leave”. Hell Joe is more radical than most of us here who see plenty of reasons for change of some sort. J Rice says “He’s gone” and we should believe a current member of the Ray Mac lynch mob? I laugh.

    Kaepernick is getting sacked like groceries at Safeway and he’s on the receiving end of special deliveries thru the open door OL we suddenly have so this means “Kap sucks”, “He’s not progressing”. “He’s too athletic”, this from GREG COSELL and FRAN TARKENTON? I refuse to respond to such absurd blather.

    Agree we are trying to do too much on O in passing and should simplify our game plans to include a run game that operates behind an OL that actually blocks. Without vast improvement there nothing good is going to happen. Never get an answer to the question WHY DO WE STOP DOING WHAT WORKS?

    Multiple suggestions have already been made on standard ways to defeat pressure and I’m not going to repeat them here. Look it up. Oh and when one, two or a dozen of those work KEEP DOING IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Good Lord.

    Look I want Jimi to stay and right this ship. The O, OL, play calling need to show improvement while our backs are to the wall. His marriage to GRo is dysfunctional and has put both their jobs in jeopardy. Week to week in Ninerland

    Not going to

  77. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- “Nobody”? Some here are quite willing to concede Kap needs to improve and keep improving. I don’t buy he’s not improving. He is and in a shitty situation

  78. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Because the white God-fearing man with the coconut connection certainly knows more about the QB position than a former HOF QB himself and the Sr. producer of NFL Films who studies endless hours of tape on QBs for a living. They say Kap isn’t improving? It’s hogwash and a 49er bias. Not to mention Kap’s “in a shitty situation.” It’s getting to be as bad as when all the Alexcuses were being made on a consistent basis.

    It’s too bad I don’t go to church any more. I’d light a votive candle and pray that some football knowledge would seep into that coconut that’s sitting atop your shoulders.

  79. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Bullit, least us not forget: Kap in addition to those lost two fumbles (had another that was recovered) also had two sure INTs that were dropped by the Rams. One of which would have resulted in a PK 6.

    But Kap’s improving and is doing so under the most dire and utmost of shitty situations.

    He effing sucks.

  80. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    This article explaining why the NFL + refs cannot find conclusive evidence on goal line situations to make the correct call is simply perpetuating the cover up being foisted on fans. As previously mentioned I observed a 2-3 second live shot exactly on the sideline/goal line. Why does anyone believe the story from the NFL backed up by media like PFT here and sold to fans? Right NFL is big on credibility.

    You are being lied to children

  81. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh’s gone? Count Roger Craig out of the “Robaugh’s gotta go Brah chorus”. I don’t know how he could be any more scornful than this.

    Ignore the nihilists

  82. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, which is it? Roman/Harbaugh are calling plays that keep us from winning or the officials are making bad calls after those “terrible plays” succeed?

    Personally, I think the cameras are a ruse for the network to jam in a dozen more TV ads per hour anyway. Who thinks an additional camera angle will change anything?

    The league could put a grid under the playing field and ring the ball with “paint.” Bad FG calls and bad spots would be nearly eliminated. But who wants to play, or watch, that game?

    Isn’t there enough reason already to stop the game after each and every play?

    The idea is human error on the bad calls will more or less even out over a game or a season. And we’ve gotten the benefit of some bad calls, too. I don’t remember bad calls ruining the game back when it was played as it was intended.

  83. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I share your cynicism NF. Don’t believe the NFL is interested in getting the calls right. It’s about selling sponsors products and increasing their own sense of power, control and bucks. There will never be a meaningful “Fan Union” so we will continue to ‘consume’ the products tossed at us despite a few howls of protest once in awhile.

    Life isn’t fair and neither is sports despite the blather about “parity”, level playing field and upholding the honor of the game. It’s entertainment and highly manipulated. IMO

  84. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Well, which is it? Roman/Harbaugh are calling plays that keep us from winning or the officials are making bad calls after those “terrible plays” (succeed) fail?

    It is clearly both the edited choices above

  85. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    “When a play works, some people have no problem with the call.” And then there’s you, Bullit.

    Right, I HATE those damn plays that work. Let’s never use them again. Is your name really Greg? What in the wide wide world of sports is your point? When we lined up on that 3rd down play, I had the sinking feeling they were going to do what I hoped they would do on 1st or 2nd down. And that is run the sneak with the entire team packed it tight. On 1st and 2nd down, there were WRs split wide. On 3rd down there weren’t.

    Granted, the gain would be minimal to score, but again, for the 10,000th time, try the play when the defense isn’t as prepared for it as they were on 3rd down. F#%#$ execution. It’s easier to execute a play when the opposition isn’t expecting it. These guys can’t seem to understand that. This isn’t the ’65 Packers and the power sweep.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    As usual if you don’t get it I can’t help you.
    You were one of the voices crying for more passing.
    When it’s an epic failure you develop your usual amnesia and act perplexed pointing fingers.
    You just like to whine and bitch and second guess.

  87. robNo Gravatar says:

    Nice post at 1:29am PHIL.
    Add to that all of our players missing and it adds up to a 4-4 record

  88. robNo Gravatar says:

    We can still turn this thing around imo. It’s up to harbaugh . Imo

  89. robNo Gravatar says:

    Why don’t we roll kap out?
    Where are the passes to our backs ??
    Why FIVE wr’s with our 0-line in bad shape.
    This is on roman imo

  90. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Rob it’s a combination of execution and play calling IMO. Players don’t block or catch, the play blows up obviously that’s execution. If it’s a terrible (low percentage of success, high risk) play and players execute ok AND the play is stopped well you have to look at the play design and play call. Really there many factors that go into successfully running or stopping a play so hard to believe it’s one or the other on too many plays. BUT and as usual it’s a huge but, Roman has been given a pass on lame/questionable play calling when we were winning. Now he is rightly being held to account for dubious/failed plays (Last in RZ scoring??? Holy shit) when we lose to CHI, Rams with an ineffective O.

    What should we all do, blame Baalke?

  91. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’m making a list, a long list of dubious play calling and am adding your “Why use 5 WRs with our OL in bad shape?”. Exactly. Low percentage play call. High risk. More roll outs already on there BTW

    Lots of people are questioning Robaugh’s play calling which historically have wavered between predictable and too cute. 5 WRs is too cute. It’s not all execution by a long shot

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The play of the century!

    Utah is dominating Oregon. Oregon’s offense is only going backward.

    Utah ball up 7-0, and get a 77 yd. pass TD!!!!

    But wait… The receiver dropped the ball while slowing down, ON PURPOSE, at the 1 (!!!), then goes into the endzone to celebrate with the rest of the Ute team running up to join him.

    Meanwhile, a Duck LB, seeing the sideline judge not signalling anything, and seeing the ball just laying there on the field, picks the ball up, and convoyed by the whole Oregon D, runs 99 yds. for a fumble return TD.

    Instead of 14-0 Utah, it’s 7-7. Moreover, stunned Utah then does nothing on O, their D suddenly collapses, and a couple minutes later it’s 14-7 Oregon.

    Classic. Just absolutely classic.

  93. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    In the time it took to write that, it’s 21-7 Oregon. Remember, Utah was dominating on both sides of the ball. Talk about having your balloon popped…

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The bigger problem for me thus far has been, the complete lack of Offensive balance.
    They’re apparently force feeding the passing game to Kaep at the expense of balance.

    He has continued to force balls to primary targets all too often as well.

    He’s still not seeing the entire field, failing to utilize check downs and, still hasn’t found enough touch, for throws like the crucial under throw to Crabtree last week, at the goal line.

    Yeh, fingerprints are everywhere when it comes to finding blame.
    What should be improved is our ability to adjust in game to find the plays that have been most successful when needed.

    We’ve abandoned the running attack.
    Tell me why that is?

  95. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    “I’m making a list”
    Checking it twice
    Gonna find out why our O stinks on ice
    Greg Roman’s play calling brings frowns

    He has no game day planning
    He never tries a fake
    He can’t tell what play’s good or bad
    So call timeout for timeout’s sake


    You better watch out
    You can’t help but cry
    The D knows what’s coming
    No need to say why

    Greg Roman’s play calling brings frowns

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m having my doubts that Harbaugh can turn Kaep into a pocket passer when he can’t devise an Offense that features the passing attack.

    Sort of adds up to an oxymoron in my book.

    Power running attack with Pistol/Option QB wasn’t much of a stretch.

    Asking said QB to stand and deliver seems to be a pretty tall order thus far.
    Like Steve Young said some time back, tie his shoelaces together in practice and force him to find a target in less than 5 seconds.

  97. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One College HC that might make a lot of sense, if of course we’re shopping for one is, Duke HC David Cutcliffe.

    Yes, the same guy that Peyton and Eli Manning credit for much of their Pro success.

    He’s 60 years old however, so I’m not guessing he’d take too quickly to the stresses of the NFL but……?

  98. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Tell ya one thing, wit us going down to our 3rd string ILB in what’s his name, we are going to see a steady does of Jimmy Graham over the middle and seam routes.

    Funny thing is, Bullit, NoFear is whining about the same shit you are. I say (and plenty of others) to use more 2-3 WR formations to thus not telegraph our plays, and to you and NoFear, that means we’ve been saying Throw 50 times a game.

    Too funny how little you grasp. Carry on, skippy.

  99. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’ve seen his name popping up, NJ. Pep Hamilton (Indy OC) and Pete Carmichaal (NO OC) as well

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The real head scratcher why we haven’t found an answer to stacked boxes with something as simple a play action?
    Throw when they expect run, run when they expect pass maybe?

    Roll Kaep more often?
    They’ve shown shown some signs of success doing it but, as usual, it’s never sewn into a good scheme at that right times.

    Not sure what to expect tomorrow in NOLA.
    They’ve had extra time to scheme us up following a TNF matchup in Carolina last week too.

    Gotta play keep away, which means we’d better find our ground game.

    Not so sure we can trust Brooks anymore other since reports of his Trade to Cleveland was brought to light.
    This game is all about effort for me.
    If we come out flat and uninspired, say buh bye to a stretch run.

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck Kaep needs a lot of work in terms of mechanics and touch IMO.
    A guy like Cutcliffe wouldn’t be a bad idea.
    He’s a successful HC and seems well organized as well as having great success with QB development.

    If Peyton can embrace him, even at his advanced stage as a Pro, what more needs to be said?

    But again, he’s up there in age so it might not be a realistic option?

    If Tomsula is retained as the fall back option, we’d need an OC with QB development strengths.

    Charlie Weiss was around for Brady’s formative years.
    Not sure where he’d grade out at this point in time either.

    Hate the idea of starting this process over again but, if Jim can’t make adjustments to his Staff, he’s gotta move on.

  102. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, this game is a real crossroads. If tomorrow is more of the same recent play, it don’t look good. If they can pull this one out, there’s hope that they can follow with a win over the suddenly hapless Giants.

    The whole Harbaugh regime could have been ended with the failed TD conversion last weekend though. Strange to be able to point to one single play as the nail.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good time to get this thing back on the rails for us too.
    Huge momentum builder if they can pull it off.

    Haven’t seen anything related to a Youngstown layover?
    Has that been tabled?

  104. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree gentlemen it’s a playoff game for us, really do or die every week realistically from here on out. Anything less than 100% effort and smart football esp. on O will tell us a lot. Sure hope the team hasn’t quit on Robaugh. We know they haven’t quit Fangio. Would like nothing better than to fly out of NO with a W.

    I think Youngstown must have gotten nixed by players or we would have heard by now.

    All the discussion about Kap needing to improve and in what ways is right on IMO. No shame in that. I don’t see him as regressing this year, rather progressing normally. Would it have been faster under a different coach than GRo? Maybe, dunno. Too soon to say. Alex improved rapidly under the current regime but he had years more experience than Kap at this point which surely counts for something. It’s too early to tell where Kap is going to wind up. I’m much more concerned about our “offensive coaching” than about Kaepernick.

    Well if the wheels do come off tomorrow the failed QB sneak vs Rams might very well be the poster child for the breaking point of Jimi’s reign. May it not be so.

    Hoping for a W but not too optimistic tomorrow

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    What you fail to grasp is the game is won if the last 2 plays are executed properly.
    Crabtree had a walk in TD if Kap throws a decent pass but instead throws one headed towards the turf.
    The QB sneak works if Kap doesn’t fumble the ball. The fumble is a result of Kap never securing the snap.
    Those two plays should have resulted in TDs but because of poor execution by Kap we are now having this discussion and some of you are blaming the playcalling.
    Bottom line is if Kap did his his job we would have a W.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners will scratch out a win today 27-24.

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I read Martin got shoved back into Kap on the great QB sneak call. Or was it a botched exchange from Martin? Or both, lol. Is that putting our players in a position to succeed or in a position to fail *to execute*? The throw to Crabtree was all Kap tho.

    Hey here’s Aldon’s latest bright idea:

    Sure could use him today but no…

  108. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Altho on the pass to Crab for the uncalled TD Chuck mentioned he retreated 10 yards before throwing the pass. What was that? Bad play design and/or bad execution. Wasn’t that the down to sneak it in?

    Dunno, not enough info to really know

  109. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever, Bullit. I’d prefer to run the sneak with 2-3 WRs out there. I’d prefer to run a pass play on the 2 where the design isn’t for Kappy to drop 10 yards. Did Crabs break the route too short? Sure you can say that. Was it a bad pass? Yeah, but it was catchable. It’s easy to point to specific plays as being the entire reason, but there were opportunities all over the place that weren’t taken advantage of. Ways to make it EASIER to score in the red zone, and not make it so hard. We telegraph our intentions all the time in the red zone.

    Like the pitch play 2 years ago that lost the Ram game, there’s no feel for the situation from Roman. He’ll run plays that would work nicely on your own 20 that don’t work on the goal line, and vice versa.

  110. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t get the 10 yard drop back on the earlier pass to Crab but it wasn’t a good throw. Was Kap under pressure?

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No feel from Roman in the play calling = lack of rhythm some people call it but whatever you call it, it is inconsistent and yes we do make it easy…for the D

  112. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll take a 3 point win waiter!

  113. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ah the playoffs. I just love these sudden elimination playoff games. Too bad we couldn’t be hosting this at the Stick…or even Levis if necessary

  114. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What a gift from the gods if the Seahawks had signed this guy. If…critical moment comes and Moss wouldn’t lift a finger. Dang.

  115. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That pass to the EZ wasn’t a ten yard drop. Where does this shit come from? (That was a rhetorical question. I know where it comes from) It was a sprint out option on play action to the FB. We motioned strength from left to right and didn’t get it blocked. Particularly Miller whiffed on blocking the middle backer forcing the early throw.

    So many fans have convinced themselves that every play is a bad call they just see it that way. Damn reality! It is the way I say it is! And it is whose fault I say it is!

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” The credo of football fans everywhere.

  116. robNo Gravatar says:

    Now we’ll see. A win today and there’s still plenty of hope. Lose and our own prophet of gloom and doom DELMARDENNIS is proved correct? Worse still he gets to gloat about peyton manning’s success

  117. robNo Gravatar says:

    So …. go niners

  118. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore runs for the TD
    That is Niner football.
    Gee Chuck thinks Harbaugh is sabotaging his team so he can leave?
    Chuck’s wearing his tin foil dunce cap.

  119. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    WadImiss? 14-3 Niners just got the net back.

    Boldin penalty yuk

  120. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah well we’re all geniuses or idiots- take yer pick

  121. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Brees heating up 14-10

  122. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta answer the TD to Cooks

  123. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    TD to Boldin. OL blocking- you believe it? Funny Gore runs better with hole to go thru

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Boldin scores TD on a goof touch.
    Now the D has to prevent the Aints counter punch before halftime.

  125. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Reid get yer eyes OPEN…Colston blows by him…drops ball

  126. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Bullit D must stay tough. Dang Ellington hurt?

  127. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bad toss to VD I’m hearing = deep post Incomplete?

  128. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both Ellington and Ian Williams on the cart headed for the locker room. Not a good sign.

  129. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ian Williams out, Bruce E also

  130. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Who is our return man now? Dial in for Ian

  131. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners should try to score but it’s a victory if they bleed the clock and don’t Brees another possession.
    Niners get the ball to start the second half.

  132. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No video again just Tim Ryan and Robinson. Hey missed the 1st Q due to net down

  133. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes must stop Brees now

  134. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    CK fumble. Here we go

  135. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    T Ryan sez CK has small hands….hmmmmmmm = fumbles

  136. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Culliver INT

  137. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:


  138. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Roman called the small hands play.

  139. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF that fumble was the play call, right?

  140. robNo Gravatar says:

    21-10 half

  141. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    LOL “small hands play”. Yeah it was Roman

  142. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Rob, we came to play today my man = good so far

  143. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick is playing a helluva game so far. Culliver saved him on that interception. Let’s hope CK continues with this superior effort in the second half.

  144. robNo Gravatar says:

    Kap kicks butt

  145. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes Colin on his game. Too bad he has “small hands”. Ryan said “He’s 6’4″ and has hands like he’s 5’11″” Ryan does not know that whole issue w/ A Smith. Robinson said nothing.

  146. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap another low throw….hands

  147. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol right away Kap hits Stevie. Joking on the hands Berger

  148. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good play call, Boldin has our 3rd drop

  149. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No outlet on the Kap sack = VD and BL deep

  150. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    4th drop Boldin again his 2nd. Very fast/hard throw but still

  151. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit you obviously have NoFear for brains. I’ve been saying run out of passing formations, but your pea brain doesn’t compute. NoFear watch the replay of the incomplete. Kappy is not insode the 120 yard line. Where yare your eyes? You can’t see 3 WRs on the TD run? You don’t see 2 on the Rogers run?

    You need an eye doctor.

  152. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    21-17 Blew the blitz and Graham makes us pay. Kap needs to answer

  153. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ok Chuck thought you had that one

  154. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    2 deep again and Boldin can’t hold on. Play call questionable

  155. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see the clown show is taking over. I’ll leave it to the stooges to figure it out.

  156. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Dial, Smith and Borland stuffed the 3rd down run when Saints tried to hurry up so say Ryan and Robinson. 3rd Q ends

  157. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Are you talking about same play? = pass to Crab

  158. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Come on Niners drive it down field and score here

  159. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Stevie J wide open kap does not see him = sacked on Hyde missed block. On the D again. NO running w/ Ian W out

  160. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As usual, NoFear gets schooled and runs away.

    Giving this away.

  161. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Another drop for Boldin. 2 in a row.

  162. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    3rd and 4th drop by Boldin?

  163. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    REALLY giving it away.

  164. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:


  165. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree atones for the juggling act w/ 51 yd catch 1 min left; Kap follows up w/ pass into double coverage to Crab INC

  166. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    SF Time out of course

  167. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    My kingdom for a first down

  168. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Crazy how we let teams hang around

  169. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    OT 24-24

  170. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    5 drops? Must be play calling

  171. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks gets redemption w/ sack strip. Niners ball? Borland in on it

  172. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners win their playoff game. Wow, fumbles, drops but BROOKS oh yeah

  173. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit you nailed the score! I think. Good job

  174. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yes I said they would scratch out a win and hit it on the nose.
    I still believe the best Niner football is yet to come.

  175. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh just said Ian Williams has a bone fractured above his ankle. Hope Dorsey will be raedy.

  176. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Tell him what he’s won, Don Pardo! Bullit, for correctly predicting the score of today’s game, you’ve won an all-expense-paid cab ride driven by a musty Arab to Ann Arbor Michigan to see new HC Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines loss to SE NW SW Northeastern Michigan St. Bitter rivals. There, you’ll enjoy a two-night stay on the shores of Lake Michigan inside of a tent. Not just any ordinary tent mind you, this tent* was constructed by Jim Harbaugh himself during his time with the Niners.

    * Not responsible for any injury, harm, maiming and/or death caused by the tent folding like Harbaugh’s Niners.

  177. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep good job Bullit. I Williams fracture? Dorsey come on down. Giants up on SEA 14-7. Rams leading too

  178. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Niners also get Aldon back next week as that’s 9 games.

  179. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Lucky guess but I attribute it on the play calling.

  180. robNo Gravatar says:

    The most satisfying thing about today’s win other than the shot in the arm to our playoff hopes of course
    Is that the heroes today were crabtree, brooks and kap. All three came up big just when we needed them most. Biggest most satisfying win so far

  181. robNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad for williams, but dial did a good job. We should be ok on the nose with dorsey coming back

  182. robNo Gravatar says:

    The trouble spots for me are still telegraphing run with our formations and running up the gut and falling apart when teams run all out blitzes. The worst part is even when everybody knows it’s coming we have no clue

  183. robNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta fix it quick

  184. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Bullit your call on final score was right up there with OC calling plays today. I’m serious Roman did good today but Rob yes Kap, Crabtree did just enough to save our season. Lots of heroes today

    -Borland 17 tackles

    -Hyde TD, strong running

    -Cox, Bethea upstanding

    -Brooks gets redemption

    -Frank 83 yards

    -Stevie J still clutch

    -OL done good. M Martin musta been okay didn’t hear much

    -Lynch effective again; good run support I heard

    -OC gets redemption

    On to our next playoff game in NY who are giving SEA all they can handle today

  185. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Need to give Dawson credit for nailing the tying and winning FGs.

  186. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Borland is a tackling machine and an old school LB with football smarts and an instinct for the ball.
    He reminds you of Zach Thomas who was a damn good LB even though he was vertically challenged.

  187. 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