Brat Worst

Being a blog host is kind of fun, but every now and then I miss the days when I could wake up, log into a site like the Insider or the Press Demo, scroll through the comments, pick out one that ticked me off, pop open the post box, and type those fun little words: “Eat My Shorts, So-and-So.”

My wife would see me smiling like an evil little brat and roll her eyes. “You just told someone to eat your shorts, didn’t you? Why do you do that? No wonder you have no friends.”

I’d always play dumb and pretend like I didn’t know why my fingers had done the walking. They just tiptoed over the keyboard when I wasn’t looking. Because there was no way my wife, who is an extremely fine person, could possibly understand the enjoyment of basically belching on the internet.

I’m reminded of this today, as I scrolled around the blogofumes generated by yesterday’s reinstatement of Alex Smith as the starting QB for the 49ers. Lots of boys out there belching and farting and having a blast. Sigh.

Matt Maiocco, perhaps the Niner reporter least prone to voice an opinion, threw in the towel on Mike Singletary yesterday after this announcement was made, proclaiming on Twitter: “When a team has no clear-cut starting QB in December, nothing else really matters.”

This got me to wondering. Has a team ever made the playoffs and been booed when they trotted out for their first game?

If the team beats Seattle on Sunday, they will most probably reach the 15th game of the season without yet being eliminated from the playoffs! This would be the deepest into a season the Niners have gone without being eliminated since 2002. And yet, there is not a single 49er fan in the world that likes this team. Wow. That is quite an epic achie…, uh, something or other.

But I have to confess, the belcher boy who lives within is pacing the room: What’s the matter with everyone? The 2010 49ers have a chance to become the first team in NFL history to make the post season with a losing record. Nothing the franchise has done since 1995 would piss off the east coast bias snob nosers more than accomplishing this historic feat. Especially if one of their media darling franchises, sporting something like a 10-6 record, has to miss the tournament. Whew, baby. They’ll be howling all winter!

We can build on this! Go Niners! C’mon you losers, stick it in their eyes!

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NoFear’s Fotos

Some folks assume a 2-gapping defensive line, such as we play a lot, can’t get pressure on the passer much less a sack. Here’s a good example of it as Isaac Sopoaga and Justin Smith defeat max protect in a hurry.

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15 comments on “Brat Worst
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I want to win, I’m OK with making the play-offs with a losing record, I’ve already said watching the east fans cry would just be too entertaining, but I don’t want to take the chance we keep Singletary. His firing can’t be bespoken for until it is actually done. Until that happens, just lose baby.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Two gapping is not the way to get constant pressure on a QB. That does not mean it can’t happen sometimes. When you can bull rush like Sope and Smith it does work at times. But anybody who uses two gapping to get pressure on a QB will give a lot of good statistical days to the opposing QB. Example; our 49ers.
    Parcells pulled it off with the 1980’s NY Giants but he had 3 all-pro D-linemen and 2 HOF LBs. Almost always, it is not a wise way to attack a QB. It is the main reason our blitzes get picked up so often.
    History shows we beat Miami in the 1985 Super Bowl by changing from a two gapping scheme to a one gapping scheme after Miami took a 10-7 lead. But lets face the big bespoken fact, Walsh is just a smarter coach than Nolan or Singletary. Of course he knew the benefits of one gapping over two gapping in a passing game.
    The one technique in two gapping that can let you get away with using it in pass rushing is the bull rush. As one can see by your pictures, Sope and Smith do that better than most. Some, like Allforfunandplay, think bull rushing is not two gapping. Obviously you agree with me that it is.
    When you drive a man straight back through his core, it is two gapping. When you hit a shoulder to blow by it is one gapping. The best example of the latter is Warren Sapp. Hitting a guy straight back to get him on his heels so you can run by is the Warren Sapp move. I call that one gapping. What Smith and Sope are doing in these pictures is two gapping.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, good job with the pictures.

  4. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve heard of being hooked on phonics, but I didn’t think it was possible to be hooked on the WOTD. I think my pal Berger has the WOTD bug pretty bad. I enjoy reading his usage a lot more than theirs. But Lord help us if they ever select “two gapping” as their WOTD. He’ll be going nonstop all day.
    As for our Niners? One gap, two gap, might as well be the Gap Band. “You Dropped A Bomb On Me.” That best sums up our play in Green Bay. This season can’t end soon enough.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis- You forgot to use the WOTD!

  6. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith will be the starter Sunday.
    Mike Singletary has bespoken.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, Soap having 0.5 sacks all season is more of a testament to 2 gapping not getting the pressure. It has been inconsistent at best. The pressure sure didn’t slow down GB’s deep game, because the pressure ISN’T coming up the middle. Rodgers was free to step up and throw deep with impunity.

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Impunity. That’s a better word than bespoken . . .

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeeber, the ’10 Season has been 1 long Pull My Finger Contest.
    Vomitting in one’s mouth has been a common occurence when, time after time we attempt to run into 8 man boxes,watch Alex roll right and, hit an ice chest on the sideline.
    This is the Drop Dead Game, our Playoff appearance. Which Team shows up?
    Does Alex use the stage to torpedo Sing?
    What better stage to wave the imaginary 1 finger salute to the SF Organization?
    Tank it for posterity. Screw the BOO Birds, get Sing for the Leader HE hasn’t been?
    I watch because I’m a 9er Junkie, I also realize, that until we fix the foundation, the building never stands.
    Jed needs a reality check, win or lose, this Team is a lifesized reflection of the Front Office.

  10. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Best time for impunity? After this statement…But, your Honor. She told me she was eighteen.
    Many a night like the above have forced a young man [usually with a little encouragement from the eighteen-year-old’s father’s shotgun] to become bespoke before wanted.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- When you write a dictinary you can pick the WOTD, with impunity. BTW, I got the word from your blog!

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody save the ice chests. There could be beer in there.

  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t count on it Berger, we consume them quickly to withstand the pain.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Our Season has come to the Intersection of Smith and Sing.
    Better known as Dysfunction Junction.
    All Seattle has to do is stop the opening Drive and they could pitch a Shut Out.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They are low, NoFear. But Soap’s not supposed to be getting sacks. He needs to do a better job of pushing the center back and not allowing the QB to step up when the pressure comes from the outside. Holding the point isn’t enough.

    Sam Adams is overrated. Same with Sierra Nevada. Red Hook blows them away.

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