Bragging Rights Brawl

The 49ers have a lot on the line this Sunday night in Seattle, but not nearly as much as the Seahawks and their head coach, former failed roofing materials salesman Pete Carroll. His team is as good as it can get this year, undefeated at home, and if all that still isn’t good enough to finally beat the 49ers, Pete may want to go back to selling housetops this winter.

This will be the second consecutive week the 49ers play the premier Sunday night game. Chargers vs Jets was originally scheduled for this slot, but in what might be the no-brainer move of the year, these two teams have been quietly put out to pasture on the Sunday afternoon nobody is watching this telecast channel.

49er newbie QB Colin Kaepernick passed the prime time sniff test last Sunday versus the Patriots, and this week Seattle rookie QB Russell Wilson will trot himself under the noses of discerning NFL connoisseurs in an attempt to gain equal favor. Wilson and Kaepernick are quite likely to be butting heads twice a year for the next ten years or so. This will be their first head to head matchup.

As fun and meaningful as this game will be, it’s merely a playoff preview. A loss won’t knock either team out of the postseason, and a win won’t change who wins the NFC West. Seattle is fated to be the number five seed and the 49ers will be either the two or three seed. It’s entirely possible that these same two teams will be squaring off in the NFC Title game, with the winner heading to the Super Bowl.

Carroll may not be able to beat Jim Harbaugh on the field, but when it comes to winning over the media, it’s no contest. Carroll is a smooth charmer; Harbaugh is surly and combative. Quotes from Carroll are witty; quotes from Harbaugh make the eyeball rollers list. In fact, in less than two short years, Harbaugh has become something of a national media punch line for his overthetop preposterousness.

But this ain’t a gentleman’s game. Seattle’s players seem to have taken their cue from Carroll and developed the art of crowing about their superiority while at the podium in the loser’s locker room. Should they actually some day win one of these games, it’s for sure they will be insufferable. That day could come Sunday night, if the prognosticators prevail in their assessments. Though the Niners enter the game as one point favorites, most people are thinking Seattle will win this game.

Then again, most people thought the Patriots would win last Sunday’s game. This goes to show that most people are just most people most of the time and mostly don’t have any more knowledge of what will happen than most people would care to admit. So, eff you Mosters.

The classic example of this Uselessness of the Most will be delivered today when you find yourself reading this column instead of standing in line at St. Peter’s gate. Most of the Mayans did not feel the need to have a calendar past this moment in time. So, if you listen carefully, you might hear a mighty cheer of long, long, long awaited vindication waft across the heavens today from those suffering not-most Mayan souls who thought their leaders were a tad careless about the future. Hahahaha!

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If the world is going to end let it be tonight so I can drink some of this 10% beer I bought for the occasion!

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I get drunk enough and the world doesn’t end, maybe I can talk some politics with unca tonight!

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Or maybe I’ll call Del and discuss Jose Guillen!

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Any talk is good if we’re still alive!

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder how many calanders the Mayans sold this year?

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del told me they stopped the calender on 12-21-12 because thay started drinking beer and got lazy!

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have never met a Mayan or an Aztec because they are extinct ancient civilizations.
    Does living in Cozumel or the Yucatan make you a Mayan?
    Also the prediction has been proven false as it is tomorrow in parts of the world.
    Thousands of people did believe in this prediction.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Those people on the other side of the world and their time zone doesn’t count, the Mayans lived in our time zone.

  9. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did the Mayans forget to set their alarm or something? Hurry up and end the world already. I ain’t got all day.

  10. RenojimNo Gravatar says:

    they forgot to factor in leap years

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    For those of you anxiously biting your nails through this fearful day, I’ve updated my post with the weather forecast.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    This is even lamer than the last end of the world. So bored.

  13. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Grump, you might want to check your computer. I received a spam e-mail from you this morning.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The more you think about this boggles the mind. What is Friday in the Mayan calendar? December?
    How long is a week? A month? A year?
    So somebody with time on their hands sat there and calculated this all out to this exact day.
    Berger will raise a glass and drink to that.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    So you also predicting global warming?

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I have two bottles of Mayan Maybe from Great Basin Brewery! 10.6%!

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Fan voting for the Pro Bowl is a joke just like baseball and basketball.
    Jeff Saturday leads all Centers in the NFC but he’s being benched for poor play.
    Anyway you want to be chosen but not playing in the Pro Bowl.
    If you’re playing it menas your team has been knocked out of the playoffs and NO Super Bowl for You.

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Cam Johnson was promoted to the 53 man roster . . . Whether for depth or for J Smith, reports are out that RJF starts in place of Justin.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Even though Smiht was promoted from doubtful to questionable.

  20. robNo Gravatar says:

    ok CHUCK

    justin being questionable isn’t so bad imo ! hopefully he’ll be 100% come playoff time ! we only have to get a win in seattle to have survived his injury ! next week vs. arizona should be a win for us ! i wouldn’t mind seeing some of the other D-linemen getting some time in !

  21. robNo Gravatar says:

    OK since we’re making apocalypse jokes like there’s no tommorrow here …

    just don’t forget

    btw 12-21-12

    is mayan april fools day !

  22. robNo Gravatar says:

    cam johnson is suiting up and might be active this week !

    ian williams might even be in the mix .

  23. robNo Gravatar says:

    this is awesome !

    i hope we beat seattle and get alex in at the end of a cardinals blowout !

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Get everyone ready.
    Lynch will be a chore like he always is and Wilson should be on the move more.
    Gonna be a tough game.
    We’ll be ready.
    A youth movement on the DLine is fine by me.

  25. robNo Gravatar says:

    niners 27 hawks 20

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We won the last game with the Sea Turtles because they dropped a few passes that could have made a difference. Alex vs Kaep says they are scared, not us. I have confidence in Alex to win the SB. I have confidence in Kaep to be the favorite!

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like the Mayans laid an egg.

  28. RenojimNo Gravatar says:

    our calender doesn’t have a year 0. we went from 1BC to 1AD. so this is really the year 2011. we have 1 more year to go. 馃檪

  29. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That Mayan calendar was great for planting and such but a real bitch for noting appointments.

    Poor guys carried around their week-at-a-glances in ox-drawn carts.

    So many sacrifice planning meetings failed to raise a quorum the crops went to shit and they all starved.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I sure didn’t write last night’s post very well. Too many 10.6% Mayan Maybe beers! What I was trying to say is I was confident we would win the SB with Smith, with Kaep I’m even more confident! That info and a dollar will get one a cup of coffee, unless the coffee costs more than a dollar.

  31. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I know you like Sam Adams. I found something this week you might really like. It is by Sam Adams and called New World. It is 10% ABV and has a crisp taste. It is a Golden Tripel, which I had never heard of before. It uses a Belgian yeast and is flavored with tropical fruit and spices. It tastes great. I will open a 9.4% Sam Adams Double Bock later today. I’ll let you know how it tastes.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wasn’t Sam Adams a defensive tackle from Texas A&M who played for the Raiduhs a while back?

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure this isn’t an isolated incident but to admit to it when you are still making a living off the NFL?

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Adams was part of one of the great D-lines in league history when he played in Baltimore. Siragusa, Washington, Adelius Thomas, McCrary and Burnett were all on that line. No wonder they won the SB.

  35. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Someone once told me that defensive lines win championships a time or two. Or ten. Or a hundred. Or a thousand times. There’s a simple quadratic equation to come to that number. (X number of beers consumed/ alcohol content) + Y shots of whiskey – food intake = drunk number of messages left on my machine reminding me that D-Lines win championships.

  36. RenojimNo Gravatar says:

    how many times do you think i’v heard it. i will be so glad when the 9ERS draft a good NT so i won’t have to hear the name Vince Wilfork anymore 馃檪

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think I have that disease too?
    However…..I don’t drink and blog.
    Does that alter the results of your equation Del?
    I too seek the ‘Fat Man in the Middle’ as well.
    Hoping for the next Wilfork, Ted Washington, Haloti Ngata, Michael Carter-esque interior lineman to be selected in April.
    Defense wins Championships.

  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jose Guillen!

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m greedy. I want a Pro Bowl NT, AND some good players for CB, OLB and WR. And a good kicker and a third-string QB in the late rounds.

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- I was just thinking about you. I just opened up an Arrogant Bastard!

  41. robNo Gravatar says:


    any thoughts on a good one

    coming up in 2013 ?

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    BTW- The Sam Adams Double Bock was good but the Arrogant Bastard is better. The New World from last night was even better. I’m getting more of that for next week-end. I have an IPA 395 waiting for the next pour. They are all 22 oz bottles. If I’m still going, I have a growler of Icky waiting to pour. that should take me to bed time. I wish one of you yahoos were here to share the beer with. Me and the wife are partying but football is about to start which splits the party. She’s got a Cross Roads DVD blasting. I’ll be checking in periodically.

  43. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- This draft is loaded with NTs.

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The NT that is really catching my eye is Louis Nix from Northern Women. I think he is a junior so he might not come out.

  45. robNo Gravatar says:


    ” Northern Women ”

    ” might not come out ”

    HMM nose tackles are big guys … i suggest maybe a ‘C’ section !

  46. robNo Gravatar says:

    hey , they just said mike nolan was a former head coach !

    hahahahaha that’s a laugh !

  47. robNo Gravatar says:


    since you’re watching the game … atlanta doesn’t scare me much !

    any thoughts ?

  48. robNo Gravatar says:

    BERGER ‘

    thx , but crap

    ” Notre Dame’s Louis Nix III is delaying the NFL draft to return to the Fighting Irish and make his mother’s dream come true.”

    you’ll have to find another fav !

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- Wifey was playing my favorite video from the last few years 3 staight times. I missed some football. This is the song they kept playing every time they went to a commercial at the last NFL draft.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- Not good news on Nix. Bummer:-(

  51. robNo Gravatar says:

    SO FAR (after star )

    i like the kid from alabama ! it says rd 2 for him .

  52. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, you’re right, Samuel Adams is one of my favorite patriots and one of my favorite brewers. You’re digging pretty deep there. I’ve had their double bock but don’t know of the New World tripel.

    As long long as you’re still on the Stone stuff did you ever have a chance to try the Smoked Porter w/vanilla bean?

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So ixnay on ixnay. I’ve been waiting a long time to say that.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- On your recommendation, I’ve had the Stone Smoked Porter and loved it. Turns out it wasn’t the batch with the vanilla bean. I’m all for it and hope to find it one day. Look into Mammoth Brewery. Try it, you’ll like it!

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- I don’t agree with the experts. Atlanta is the real deal. They play and offensive style I don’t care for and get away with it because they have an incredible receiving corps.

  56. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Atlanta is clinching the number one seed.

  57. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    My first non temporary job, at The Wherehouse Records, my boss Spud told me he got arrested for having a party and they found some seeds in an ash tray. Would that be classified as number one seed?

  58. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wifey keeps playing great music. I keep missing football! Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeshci, Robert Randolph and Robert Cray, how can one resist? How ’bout one with Robert Randolph (slide steel guitar) and Joe Bonamassa?

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Julio Jones is pronounced Hulio Jones. It can’t be Hulio Jones. It has to be either Julio Jones or Hulio Hones. I’m going with Hulio Hones because I love Mexican women!

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m no WR expert but I remember telling anybody who would listen to watch Calvin Johnson of Georgia Tech because he is the best WR to come around since Jerry Rice. I would interupt family dinners of my buddy Don from NY to tell him to watch this guy in college. He’s a freak, in a good way! He is about to break Rice’s single season receiving record. He deserves it.

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Stafford throwing side arm is just not acceptable. Throwing side arm means opening the hips too soon and having to to throw through open lanes. I loved Shaun Hill but his throwing side arm cost him his job. Any time I see somebody throwing side arm I see failure.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob the DT I’d most like to have at this moment is Sheldon Richardson from Mizzou.
    Highly unlikely we’d see him getting past the Top 15.
    Same can be said for all the guys I’d like to have vs guys I think would be at the bottom of the Rd.
    Realistically, with the current rankings and projections, Kawann Short and Shariff Floyd might fit our style.
    As for my Fat Man in the Middle, John Jenkins from UGA may be the big body I prefer purely on size.
    His linemate Abry Jones is a guy worth looking at further too.
    Jesse Williams from ‘Bama might be a consideration but is raw in terms of football experience.
    Good measurables though.
    I’ll have a list after we win the SB.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With all the Picks we’re holding at this point I’d suspect we can target any position and seek a deal to move up too.
    Looking forward to seeing how Baalke plays this hand.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    IMO, this Draft is deepest for Defense.
    I want DL/DE additions early.
    Wouldn’t surprise me to see a DB in the Top 2 Picks either.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Who thought AJ Jenkins in Rd 1, LMJ Rd 2 last year?
    Certainly not me.

  66. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- NT is as tough as any to pick. It is a hard pick with 1st over all pick. There are no can’t miss miss picks this year but many to choose from. The last can’t miss pick was Vince Wilfork and he did not even go top 10. We passed on him with our genious Donahue at around 14. Mark Sanchez has sucked as a QB since their NT got hurt.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger the WR I’m most intrigued by is probably the smallest guy in the Group.
    Tavon Austin from WVU.
    He’s my answer to Wes Welker and Ted Ginn.
    Catches and runs as a WR and P/KR.
    Converted RB, great speed and vision.
    A bonafide weapon.
    Very curious to see if Baalke would go his way.
    He could certainly fit our scheme.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t remind me about Wilfork Berger, I was flipping out when Dingleberry Donahue passed on him.
    Agree, NT isn’t a walk in and contribute position.
    Good news is, there’s plenty to choose from and we can afford to take a project to groom if we had to just by virtue of the cache of Picks we hold.
    Look at Cody in Baltimore.
    Get him ready behind Ngata.
    I sense Fangio prefers the quicker shorter types?
    We’ll see.
    Good crop to select from.
    Plenty of 6’3″-ish 300 pounders coming out.
    My point to Rob was, whether we’d sell out to go after the Top rated guys, like Lotulelei or Hankins?

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    At this point, the big man we probably could land without spending too much is Jenkins from UGA.
    He’s listed at 350+.
    Seems like he’s a baller with some desire to win.
    All I can do at this point is buy the ratings on the Web and, wait for the Sr Bowl, Combines and All Star games to clear up the picture and further the hype.
    All I do is speculate like everyone else.

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Latulelei is a great NT in college but seems to me to be a 3 technique, or a 3-4 DE in the pros. I like Nix as the best all around NT. He apparently is not declaring for the draft. Hankins is awesome but gets much help from a two gapping pal next to him. I think Hankins might be best suited for a 4-3 defense, or as a DE in the 3-4. The guy from Georgia could be next if he can be taught to play a lot lower. It is hard to believe he has played as well as he has with as how high he plays. The Alabama game exposed him. If we think we can teach him to play lower with much better leverage he could be our guy. The good thing about drafting an active NT is they can usually play a quality DE. Good NTs are typically drafted in a round later than #1 and developed over a few years.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a kid out of Mizzou Southern St…(Never heard of it).
    DT Brandon Williams.
    Strictly using his stats, he’s worthy of some curiosity.
    6’3″ 325 5.05-40.
    31 games, 123 tackles, 36 TFL and 17 sacks through 2011.
    Because of guys like him, maybe Baalke could consider using some of the later Rd Picks for projects like this guy or DE David Bass, the DE from Mizzou Western St perhaps?
    No clue if these guys even come close to NFL material but….who knows?

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s how I perceive it too.
    We seem best suited for guys that can move around.
    This is good class for options.
    I want some help for Justin and Aldon.
    Hard to know whether Ice is gonna be offered an extension or what becomes of RJF at this point too.
    I’ll keep scouring through the stats and bio’s and see what the options are.
    The UGA Dline in general has some talent.
    The guy I mentioned, Abry Jones is a rotational 5-technique.
    long armed guy with some quickness and strength.
    I want a bookend for Aldon.

  73. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Jesse Williams is on the board when we draft it would be hard to pass on him. You know what you get with him, a two gapping, run stuffing, non pass rusher. But Williams from Georgia has much more potential. Tough decision.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon and OLB Chase Thomas from Stanford wouldn’t be a bad pairing IMO.

  75. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, I think the guy from Geargia is named Jenkins. Set me straight NJ?

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We speak the same language My Friend.

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    John Jenkins is the DT from UGA.
    Jesse Williams is the DT from ‘Bama.
    Both guys are interesting.
    The GM game is where you slot them?
    As you said, risky pick if the desire to work isn’t part of their makeup.
    Kentwan Balmer anyone?

  78. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I would love to draft Chase Thomas but not in Rd #1. If he is available in Rd 2, take him. With as many picks as we have, I might even move up in Rd 2 for him.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jenkins is the ‘Channel Marker’ I always associate with the 3-4.
    Kid is over 350.
    I always wonder if you’re getting a Vince Wilfork or an Albert Haynesworth.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, Thomas looks very good in the Rd 2 area.
    I also like Khaseem Greene from Rutgers in that slot.
    He’s a high motor tackling machine also.
    A little shorter than Thomas however.
    Prefer the sack numbers with Thomas.
    The DE from Ohio St., John Simon is very similar to Thomas.
    High motor QB chaser.

  81. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I hire salespeople. I know talent when I see it. What can’t be evaluated until after he/she is hired is heart. NT is the one position in football that most falls in this catagory. Jesse Williams(except Nix) is the only actual NT I see with the heart to get his ass kicked every play. In a passing league is his value in the 1st round? It comes down to heart. I don’t have the answer.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    But, you have to have the fire to hold your ground inside.
    Thankless position that absolutely relies on ‘Want To’.
    Channel Marker mentality.
    Stay put and plug the inside.
    Williams is as strong as an Ox too.
    Claimed to bench 600lbs and is a converted Rugby player.
    Rugby means football without pads.
    So, he passes the ‘Tough’ test there.
    He has drawn some Wilfork comparisons.
    I like the kid alot.
    He may take a little more time to groom.
    Very interesting prospect.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Casey Hampton has been a great NT
    anchoring the Steeler line. He’s a 5 time Pro Bowl player and was in the 2001 draft where we took Andre Carter.
    Hindsight being 20/20 we could’ve had Drew Brees, Steve Hutchison, Deuce McAlister or Reggie Wayne.
    I still like Ian Williams and Jerod-Eddie on our practice Squad.

  84. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That is the thing NJ, I love the kid from Georgia, but are we getting the next Balmer or the next Michael Carter. I could see him as either. Much better than Jesse Williams or much worse. Take the safe pick or go for broke? I interview him and see if he has some ass hole qualities. If so, he is my guy!

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’ll get to see him in the BCS Championship game too.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I really wish I could hang out with the 9er Scouts, see the film, listen to the conversations.
    These guys really are the life blood of an Organization.

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Keep an eye on Chris Jones from Bowling Green
    Held his own against competition like Florida and has a motor and is strong.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob Rang at says Williams has also been used in FB short ydg ops too.
    Sounds very much like the heir apparent to Ice.
    Can’t go wrong with Williams IMO.

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes Bullit, he’s in the mix right now with those Mid Rd guys that seem to be very plentiful.
    This is the Draft Class to find depth without a doubt.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I’ve already compared Jesse Williams to Casey Hampton. Can’t go bad with Jesse williams. The only problem with Williams is he is worthless against the pass, just like Hampton.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Actually that’s not the clip I meant to copy-
    You get the idea.
    YouTube David Bass and see for yourself.

  92. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I like your Jones dude. He plays way too high. That really drops his value when he doesn’t play in a major conference. He could be a good value pick in a middle round, 3-5.

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Remember Sopoaga was originally a 4th Rd Pick.
    Gotta start somewhere.
    Given the athleticism, size, strength and SEC pedigree Williams has going for him, we could likely afford a high Pick for him.
    Not a glamorous selection but, would fill the need for youth at the position behind guys like RJF and Ian, if we expect them to hang around.

  94. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m excited tom see what RJF does at DE. I think some of you will be very pleasantly happy!

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s what’s so interesting with the Draft process.
    Slotting and getting the talent for the right price.
    We didn’t start either of this years’ Picks anyway.
    We can finally say the Roster is strong.
    We’re building depth now.
    If the right gem lands in your lap, all the better.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I have no complaints with RJF Berger.
    He just isn’t the channel marker inside that Ice is.
    He can definitely get off the edge.
    Maybe Ian will see some time inside?

  97. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Sopoaga was a 4th round pick we used with one of our trade down picks when we could have just picked Wilfork.

  98. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oh wait, we got Rashaun Woods instead of Vince Wilfork. Oh goodie!

  99. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m off to bed.

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, DT Brandon Williams has accepted invite and is playing in the Senior Bowl.
    I’ll be anxious to see him move.
    Kawann Short also there.

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m also anxious to see,
    CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson from UCONN in that game too.
    He’s got great numbers. Great timed speed.
    Similar in size to Chris Culliver.
    Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene also there.

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a quick bio from Sr Bowl on Jesse –

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the link for John Jenkins –

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So far these are selections for the Senior Bowl

    The Senior Bowl will be played at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

    QB: Mike Glennon, North Carolina State; E.J. Manuel, Florida State; Tyler Wilson, Arkansas.

    RB: Kenjon Barner, Oregon; Johnathan Franklin, UCLA; Mike Gillislee, Florida.

    WR: Aaron Dobson, Marshall; Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas; Chris Harper, Kansas State; Tavarres King, Georgia; Aaron Mellette, Elon; Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech; Markus Wheaton, Oregon State.

    TE: Vance McDonald, Rice; Ryan Otten, San Jose State.

    C: None.

    G: J.C. Tretter, Cornell; Larry Warford, Kentucky,

    OT: Oday Aboushi, Virginia; Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin; Brian Winters, Kent State.

    PK: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State; Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State.

    DT: Everett Dawkins, Florida State; Cory Grissom, South Florida; Jordan Hill, Penn State; Kawann Short, Purdue; Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State.

    DE: Ziggy Ansah, BYU, Margus Hunt, SMU; Alex Okafor, Texas; Trevardo Williams, Connecticut.

    LB: Kiko Alonso, Oregon; Jamie Collins, Southern Miss; Zaviar Gooden, Missouri; Khaseem Greene, Rutgers; Nico Johnson, Alabama; Sean Porter, Texas A&M; John Simon, Ohio State.

    CB: Johnny Adams, Michigan State; Marc Anthony, California; Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana; Marc Anthony, California; Will Davis, Utah State; Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut; Leon McFadden, San Diego State; Jordan Poyer, Oregon State; Desmond Trufant, Washington; B.W. Webb, William & Mary; Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut.

    S: Bacarri Rambo, Georgia; J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern; Shawn Williams, Georgia.

    P: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech; Jeff Locke, UCLA.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gameday is finally here.
    However waiting until 5:20pm for kickoff is brutal.
    Don’t feel like watching 7 hours of football until you’re numb.
    Weather outside is nasty and supposed to last entire day.
    The weather in Seattle is actually better than in the Bay Area because of the gusty winds here.
    Kickoff can’t get here quick enough.
    Maybe Chris Johnson will go crazy
    and run for over 250 yds and the Titans will do us a favor.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    These guys are light on their feet.
    Jerery Rice could mentor them.

  107. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Cowboy is OUT for tonight and likely won’t play again until the playoffs. You just knew Jimbo wasn’t sayin’ sumthin’. Which is all the time when he says less than nothing. Which equates to a little more than a mute, but a little less than Marcel Marceau. If this was already mentioned, pretend I’m Jimbo and forget I said anything.

  108. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    3 more INTs returned for TD today.
    NFL record for the season which is somewhere around 70 now.
    Seems like a lot of routes are being jumped and lots of receivers are letting balls bounce off their hands for easy picks.

  109. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, congrats on winning our matchup last week. Your Niner trifecta of Kap, Crabs and Frank was the knockout blow. At least it got us the W > NE. Good luck today. Small consolation for me, I think I’m beating Chuck for 3rd place.

  110. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Where the hell is Rob to tell me what day it is? And I already know that it’s Festivus, so don’t go there.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Thanks but I’m 90 points behind so I need the triplets to put up 100 pts.

    Happy Holidays!
    I stumbled upon this and it is worth watching. A present for you

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you watch the previous video it does have the Greg Williams audio where he tells his defense what they should do to the Niners.
    It’ll remind you why he should never be allowed to coach again in any league.
    Also the video is not an Alex Smith fluff piece.
    It has interesting footage that I’ve not seen and even represents
    some blogs and has a jersey burning.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Bolts sacked the new QB McElroy of the Jest 11 times today.

  114. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    IF the playoffs were today the NFC playoff teams would be …


    and US !!!


  115. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    we’ll get a good look at rickyjean at DE tonight !

  116. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah we got a good look. Looked a lot like an effing Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Worst game by our defense in years. Bad game on ST. Inept game on offense. We sucked in every conceivable way.

  117. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    time to look at everything we do and adjust where needed .

    as i said , we’re still the best team in the NFC playoffs imo .

    i just hope we can get that ring !

  118. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, based on this we may not be #1 Rob. #2, sure.

    Kappy looked unsure on a lot of plays tonight.

  119. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I thought RJF played a good game. Problem was not having Cowboy exposed Aldon Smith. Lynch’s 24 yd TD run was not because of RJF, it was Aldon that did not seal. RJF took on the double team, did not stand up to it like Justin but who does, but strung the play to the outside, where Aldon was taken out of the play by one blocker.

  120. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh needs to quit being Chuck Knox or Marty Schottenheimer. He is a control freak, just like them. Give the options to the QB to make plays instead of not trusting the guy at the helm. Harbaugh’s choices of formations do not give the QB enough options. Can we say Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes, Marty Schottenheimer and Chuck Knox? Awesome regular season records and terrible when it counts the most. Play to win and not “not to lose.”

  121. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We got better when Manninham got hurt. Not in this game, but for the future. He plays most everything to the outside. Let’s see what Jenkins has.

  122. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody still like calling two plays in the huddle? I hate it. Call one play and get the play off in time to not telegraph the timing of the snap.

  123. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This is the first time Kaep had to deal with this kind of crowd noise. Hic-ups were to be expected. This experience should make him better. I’m more worried about the coach who doesn’t adjust.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The game was butt ugly.
    It all started on the first play from scrimmage when they tried the bomb and didn’t connect and the result was a 3 and out.
    They punt and the Seahags should have the ball at midfield except
    Brock loses his composure and decides to go on a slap fight in front of the official. Personal foul and now they are in scoring position on the 35 for their first play from scrimmage. Takes 2 plays to score and it snowballed from there.

  125. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NO’s pretty loud, but once Sea got this lead, good luck.
    The pisser to me was in the red zone, our 2 WR sets, every guy going out was double covered.
    Very bland down in the red zone.
    Kappy’s worst game so far. He missed open guys, and looked indecisive and was late on some throws.
    At least it’s a short flight home.

  126. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If there ever is a time to flood the field with WRs, it’s down in the red zone.

  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When Frank Gore only gets 7 touches you are going to lose the game.
    I also notice on the read option
    CK seems to handing the ball to the RB and not taking it and running it himself making it predictable.

  128. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    6 but who’s counting? The game got away too fast to keep running.

  129. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore had one pass thrown to him that didn’t connect.
    That’s why I wrote 7.
    Anyway waited an entire week anticipating a great game for this

  130. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Could this have been a throw-away effort to bounce the NYG?
    I can’t honestly say our D was playing inspired tonight.
    We almost appeared to be dancing with their OL and not fighting to destroy the opposition.
    Did like ADavis getting nasty however.
    Game was out of hand at that point and he played to inflict pain.
    Counted numerous OL holding on Seattle that never got flagged too.
    Sucks to get a beatdown like that but, it serves as a wake up call for the upcoming Death Match Playoff phase.
    Manningham looks like a goner.
    Surprised TBrown got back in too.
    If the end result is losing the 2 Seed and bouncing the GMen I’m not totally bummed.
    We live to play another day.
    Just have to take the NFC West Crown.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I originally saw the Pats game as a loss between these 2 games so, it got flipped.
    Let’s hope Justin can return and Roman learns to adjust to what Seattle threw at us tonight.
    I take this as a RECON game and a wake up call.

  132. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ49er,

    It looked like the zebras decided not to call holding on anyone, but then only told the Seahawks before the game. There was an awful lot of holding going on and only called twice on their OGs and none called on their D by my scan of the game log.

    It looked like Manningham got his MCL stretched pretty good by that hit. Davis looked pretty dazed, too. I didn’t give AZ a chance of beating us until I watched tonight’s game.

    James looked pretty good. And Kaep looked like he was out of his game all night except for a play here and there. He’s not going to get away with some of those deep throws into double and triple coverage very often.

    I think we were smart not to push that diamond formation triple option tonight as Carroll’s defense is built to stop that, for all the good it did us. I’d like to know what our game plan was or if we just abandoned it after Crabs missed two catches and Gore gave the ball up.

    What’s meant by a recon game?

  133. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pathetic effort and/or plan tonight NoFear49er.
    Agree with your view, on point with holding.
    Saw several of those run plays to Aldons’ side where white jersey was getting stretched as he tried to turn.
    We got in a quick hole and abandon the ground game?
    Strange stuff.
    Recon in terms of film value.
    See there best punch and, maybe, learn how to defeat it next time?
    Every game provides film of course but, we just appeared uninspired.
    Guys whiffing, pedaling out of the way etc.
    Hats off to Seattle, major butt kicking.
    Catching Wilson will be priority 1.
    Contain him from the outside perhaps?
    Take this film, show RJF and Ian what it means to get off a block etc.

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas guys.
    Pretty crappy way to start the Holiday week by football terms but?
    We live to play another day.
    Best wishes to all for an enjoyable Holiday.

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2021 Schedule
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 路 10:00 AM @ CHI
11/07 路 1:25 PM v AZ
11/15 路 5:15 PM v LAR
11/21 路 10:00 AM @ JAX
11/28 路 1:25 PM v MIN
12/05 路 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 路 10:00 AM @ CIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17