Broncos 34, 49ers 0

The 49ers christened their new stadium by offering us a throwback game to 2005, the year Jed York christened himself as the new owner. A thoroughly tidy demolishing by the Denver Broncos was the result, 34-0. Anybody still think watching a bad team is better than watching a team good enough to lose NFC Title games?

Jim Harbaugh is a great believer in having his team look like shit in the exhibition season, but this year he’s really mastered his craft excrement-wise. It’s 57-3 after two games, prompting Harbaugh to comment: “We need to make decisions on who to play. We’re not going to keep experimenting. We need to tighten this down fast.”

Not to be redundant or repetitive, but No Shit, Jim.

For starters, let’s play some. Starters, that is. The first team defense has yet to play at all and the top tier offense has played only three series, one in the first game and two Sunday.

The third exhibition game is next Sunday against the Chargers, which leaves three weeks until opening day. It seems safe to assume that if holdout RG Alex Boone doesn’t report in this week, he won’t be in the starting lineup when the season begins.

Sixth round rookie CB Kenneth Acker was one of the very few highlights of Sunday’s thrashing. Cornerback depth has been a concern all camp and finding a diamond in the rough would be a most pleasant surprise. Of course, he was playing against the third team Denver receivers, so a rush to gushiness might not be warranted just yet.

The new stadium at least got good reviews Sunday. In fact, the crowd seemed more interested in wandering around checking it out than actually watching the game. Who can blame them?

The new, explosive offense promised all offseason by OC Greg Roman is still a closely guarded state secret. Obviously. Three points in two games is quite a long way from explosive.

Everybody says top rookie Jimmie Ward is playing well, but I have yet to see him knock down a pass when playing slot CB. Which is what we need him to excel at this year. Maybe I missed a play somewhere along the way while observing our D-line getting shoved off the map.

Astute readers may note I have not yet mentioned our backup QBs, who each coughed up a turnover Sunday, while methodically throwing high, wild, and nowhere. Saving the pain for the area of the column when most readers have already abandoned reading. Colin Kaepernick had best stay healthy this year. That is all I have to say.

Every year I tell myself not to worry about exhibition games and every year I worry about them anyway. P.T. Barnum is smiling in his grave. Seattle is destroying its opponents effortlessly and we’re getting destroyed limpily and I’m not supposed to worry? Please, real 49ers. Can you just give us poor saps a brief glimpse next Sunday of your manliness? Is that too much to ask?

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80 comments on “Broncos 34, 49ers 0
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I hope the starting offense plays the whole first half this coming week. They need to catch a rhythm. They were just a little off yesterday and it halted the drives. What’s up with the kicker? That was ugly.

    On the defensive side, once the starting D-line and Willis are in it will make a big difference.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think we’ll find out what kind of confidence Baalke/Harbaugh
    have in Boone’s replacement by what happens this week.
    If Boone comes into camp that signals there’s a back channel deal in place and Boone will get his extension.
    It’s all in how confident they are in Looney/Snyder/Marcus Martin being able to replace Boone.
    The Oline that started the game had 3 new starters Kilgore, Looney and J Martin. When Staley and Iupati came out of the game it was a Oline of guys who had limited starting experience period.
    The question is will Davis be back at RT and in game shape for the Cowgurls in week 1?

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Obviously Gabbert is doing nothing to cement his backup QB status. Gabbert’s a dumpster fire and the pressure is ratcheting up and it shows.
    What’s frustrating is Josh Johnson is doing little to seize the open opportunity. By having a decent, not spectacular game he could’ve pulled ahead on the depth chart. He didn’t as some of his throws were inaccurate enough for the receivers not to catch them.
    CJ Spillman got run over and embarassed by a RB in the flat. Spillman has to make that tackle and failed. At 28 it is apparent that Spillman is not starter quality and that’s further amplified by his inability to replace Craig Dahl.
    There is huge gap between the ability levels of the starting safeties and the backups. Jimmie Ward would be the exception but he’s playing a slot corner. I would consider moving Dontae Johnson to Safety if Acker continues to play well at CB. They ought to play James McCray earlier to see what he can do.

    Another guy that has had many chances and isn’t taking advantage of his carries is Jewel Hampton. he’s had his chances and hasn’t done much with them. Would expect Anthony Dixon like production and that hasn’t happened in the preseason games.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I hadn’t noticed that both Brock and Cook did not play one down yesterday at CB when they released number of snaps played today.
    Would that indicate that they are the starting CBs on the current
    depth chart?

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, CJ is the least of the worries. He’s an STer all the way. No one expects him to make the jump to starter. Hampton’s another guy who is fully ensconced (WOTD, bitches) on special teams. He’s behind Gore, Hyde, and Smith at this point.

    The worrying thing to me was the 1st team (what was out there, anyway) pass rush. Or lack thereof. I know we didn’t blitz, because God forbid we show Denver anything, but Manning (and frigging Ostweiler???) was free to hit the RBs and LBs dragging free and clear underneath. The LB coverage underneath has been nonexistent. Once they moved up to adjust to the underneath, they got burned middle deep.

    This shit worries me.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When Bethea went down came off the field with a concussion it was next man up. Neither Dahl or Spillman was up to the task.
    Spillman is a primary backup safety that plays special teams.
    As I said both Dahl and Spillman are huge drop-offs from the starting duo. You would think after 4 years that Spillman would be a capable backup, but he’s not because he shows very little when given the chance.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They are having problems with coverage assignments with the LBs.
    They have 2 guys on one receiver and letting another one run free. When Bethea went out and without Willis/Bowman in the game who QB’d the defense? It would either be Wilhoite or Dahl then.
    They looked disorganized and confused.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brandon Thomas’ college coach thinks the world of him.
    2015 is when he’ll get his chance.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If they lose Bethea for any extended time, they need to get someone rather than count on their STers.

    Besides, an great pass rush would do worlds for their coverage skills.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Alex Boone has been offered a contract by 49ers that would make him a top 12-paid OG. He turned it down.”

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Above quote was from Gil Brandt. This one is from Bill Williamson:

    “Alex Boone’s top offer not even in top 25, not top 12.”

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Cardinals believe DT Darnell Dockett tore his ACL today.”

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Losing Dockett is major problem for the Cardinals. Not only is he the guy that I think gives us the biggest problem on defense when we play them, he is their vocal leader on the field.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m trying to rent some tears, but I only have a nickel budget and one drop costs a buck.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Boone sits out past the SD game, he’s as good as done IMO.
    I’d listen to offers and ask for more.

    They own his rights for 2 years.
    Let him stew.

    Love him, wish he’d have stayed away from the Mevis Agency but, it is what it is at this point.
    I respect the fact that Paraag has his priorities in order regarding his stance about reporting before restructuring.
    Give in once, you’re screwed for eternity.

    It matters more to me, to think ahead, for Iupati/Crabtree and Aldon.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Adam Schefter the NFL is adding 2 more players to the Practice Squad expanding it to 10 players.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Boone is worth more than he is being paid. I hope something gets worked out between the two sides.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny Football showed his love for the Redskins by telling them he’s #1

    Manziel is just a sponge for attention.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think we’d all agree Berger.
    Problem is, he’s hurting the team at this point.

    At least Vernon came aboard to show his team mates he’s serious about doing his part to get a shot at the Lombardi.

    Not so much.
    A totally selfish position now.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s missed all of Camp.
    Physically he’s a liability if he goes beyond the PS phase.

    He’s got 2 years left on his current deal and, he’ll be fined up the whazzoo, if they choose to play hardball with him.

    The fact that there’s talk of efforts to appease him, at least shows some good faith on behalf of Paraag and the team in general.

    Baalke has plenty of depth to turn to next year.

    Boone could conceivably be giving up his salary overall, if he stays away into the season.

    2 years is a long time to weather the storm, especially when the team holds all the chips to his rights.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s also in no-man’s land toward earning credit for accrued time toward FA, if he stays out beyond week 10 I think.

    No reason for Paraag to cave now.

    I just think the Mevis Agency is playing a losing game and, Boone will suffer for it.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Berger – Here’s one for you.
    Blues So Bad – Tab Benoit
    ‘The Blues don’t Burn – They just Smoke’……

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny Football is a circus act because he’s a lightning rod for attention. For Johnny he can dish his money gesture but when it’s turned around on him he loses it and goes ballistic.
    Time to bury Johnny Football and just be Johnny Manziel QB.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Young Podcast from KNBR talking about Preseason Niners

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bottom line for Alex Boone and his agents is he’s all in and betting that his replacements Looney/Snyder/Marcus Martin will fail in their attempt to replace him and the Niners will cave in.

    Inman has calculated that his holdout through training camp will cost Boone $894,000 of his current $2.2mil salary. Boone is also betting that the fines will be dismissed but forgiving the fines would also send the wrong message.

    Honor the contract and Boone will get fair compensation. Baalke/Marathe were sending Boone a message by extending Staley.

    Other teams are trying to cash in saying they’ll give Boone what he wants financially but offering the Niners 4th round picks. Niner FO should stand their ground and make Boone honor the last 2 years of his contract or try to really work for a living and make $100K in the private sector working 40 hours a week. Where will his agents be when that happens?

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners extended Staley because he’s an all-pro LT. Not saying they are mutually exclusive, but Boone’s contract status has little to do with how they feel about Staley.

    Boone is stupidly painting himself into a corner with no way out. For a guy who truly seemed thankful that the Niners went the extra mile for him, he’s sure showing his gratitude the wrong way.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny Football being told that the cameras caught him flipping the bird (hey he’s an Aggie and didn’t account for that happening) by the Brown’s PR guy.

    Put a bubble above his head and it’ll read “Oh crap, now I have to explain this for the next week until I do something else stupid”.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Staley had a contract in place that ran through 2017.
    The length of that contract runs until he’s 33 years old.
    Extending him 2 years makes the new contract run until he’s 35.

    This is what was said after the 2 year extension
    “Rather than sit out this summer, Staley participated in the team’s offseason activities. He believed all along that the 49ers would recognize his efforts — and they did.

    General manager Trent Baalke said in a statement that Staley’s “commitment and professionalism have been great assets to our team and our community. This extension reflects our philosophy of investing in our core players.”

    IMO this was a message to VD and Boone and only Davis got the message.

  29. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The brass should get rid of any players that don’t want to be here. The team will never get the 100% that is expected and it will just cause dissension.I expect Crabs and Vernon to be gone by next year.

  30. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I would let Boone sit out the year. See how he likes his new agents then.

    Give in, and you’ll have five holdouts next year. It’s just not worth it. Between Martin and Kilgore and Thomas next year, we have good talent coming along.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Vernon has 2 more years left on his contract.
    He’s signed through the 2016 season.
    He’ll be a 32 year old TE when his contract is up.
    That’s most likely why he was looking for a new last deal.
    Iupati, Crabtree, and Gore are the guys without 2015 contracts.

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not taking sides on the Boone deal. I usually say let him sit but Boone is worth way more than we are paying him and he has to endure it for 2 more years. During that time he could get a career ending injury. I think he is going about it the wrong way but we’ll see how it works out soon. I never like to give a man grief for wanting to make more money, especially if he deserves it. I do worry about setting a precedent for others to hold out but they usually aren’t grossly underpaid like Boone. I just hope the two sides can come to an agreement soon.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The way things are shaping up it would seem that if you are confident you’re going to be an elite player it would be wise to sign a short term deal of 2 or 3 years.
    The reality is Niners are already top heavy on their salary structure. It is difficult to keep 4 Olineman making over $6 mil a year and still pay your skill positions.
    Somethings got to give. Boone is forcing the FO to choose between him and Iupati. The choice would be easy if Looney played more like Boone and less like Chilo Rachal.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco two tidbits of news.
    Michael Crabtree was back in Texas today to witness the birth of his son,Michael Anthony Crabtree III. Congrats to Crabtree and hope the baby and mother are doing well. Would be really funny if he named his son Richard Sherman Crabtree but who names their son after a Dick?

    Also Harbaugh said Anthony Davis started working out today on a side field. No date yet when he’ll join the team and position group practices.

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Your mom did . . .

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thank yeeeeeew! I’m here forever. Try the veal, and tip your waitresses!

  37. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Pettine’s big decision is IN! Hoyer, Johhny… or Johnny, Hoyer?
    The decision is……..(drum roll please)…..:
    There is no decision.

    This is taking on aspects of a Monty Python skit.

  38. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Harbaugh listed these as 49ers top youngsters through 2 exhibitions: Ellington, Martin, Carradine, Dial, Ward, Hyde, Borland, Skov, Thomas.”

  39. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I think I have it figured out. Pettine’s trying to CONFUSE the Steelers! When opening day rolls around and the Browns are busy with fumbled snaps and illegal formation and procedure calls, the Steeler D will be panicking. “What do we do if they get off a clean play? Who’s the QB? Why are they running the Pistol with Hoyer?”
    The Steelers’ D will be tripping all over themselves. That is, if they’re not already bent over double LTAO.

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny. It’s a cosmic Cleveland joke. Sad thing is, if Kappy goes down, we’d be choosing between two guys who are equally inept.

    On the QB front, you have the angel . . . Tim Tebow

    And the devil . . . Johnny Fingerball

    Neither will amount to more than footnotes in the pantheon of NFL players.
    Two guys who took their own twisted paths to NFL ignominy.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers signed NT Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension.”

    That’s the in-your-face to Boone extension.

  42. robNo Gravatar says:

    I’m counting on boone being back with us in time for the season opener! We have enough areas of concern with kilgore taking over at center and two new guys at corner. Having to go without boone could be too much to overcome. Imo it’s crucial to have him in

  43. robNo Gravatar says:

    Wow skeebs, i wonder if the new contract for dorsey might mean we think there’s a chance he’ll play this year. Maybe we’ll assign him as our player on IR elligible to return? Have you heard anything else?

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I wouldn’t hold my breath, ROB! And yeah, signing the injured guy to an extension pretty much says all you need to know about how the feel about the current situation.

    This front office is playing hardball. They feel either Looney or Kilgore can step in.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco looks like Jonathan Martin is going to make the team
    ““Jonathan Martin has done very well,” Harbaugh said. “Been a great addition to our football team. And were glad we got him. Also, like everybody else on the football team, (he’s) working to improve in certain areas, but he has been very effective and efficient in his play.”

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers and WR Michael Crabtree are making progress toward contract extension before start of season.”

    Hey, Boonie man! Feeling kind of out in the cold?

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Why did Dorsey get a 2 year extension?
    Per Barrows “A well-deserved extension for Glenn Dorsey. +8.0 grade vs. run ranked 9th and 10.4 run stop % ranked 5th among DTs in 2013.”

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Screw the Mevis Agency.

    I give more props to Vernon, for coming in to support his team mates and, do his part to work to win a Ring.

    Does he really want to be here?
    Having my doubts now.

    Underpaid or not, he’s under Contract.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m quite surprised to hear that Crabtree’s extension is in the works and going favorably apparently.
    Good news.

    I was betting Iupati would have been the more likely priority.

    Hope this works out.
    Said to be incentive laden too.
    Even more surprising.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    A couple of months ago when I was pointing out that if you took away Kap’s rushing we are just an average running team, even though we are considered a running team. It has to do with poor play design, more specifically poor choices of formations to run out of, more specifically, the Sardine Can Offense. Some here seem to love that offense. Not me.

    I mentioned how KC was a better running team with formations that give room to operate for the playmakers. It was pointed out to me that Alex Smith had almost as many yards as Kap on the ground. This was a case of the numbers lying to the ones who use numbers to make decisions and prove their points. Some of us know football and some of us know numbers. As long as the numbers people want to prove their point with numbers that don’t tell the whole story I will continue to prove my point with football acumen.

    Kap had a bad foot and couldn’t run for about 5 to 7 games. His rushing numbers were mostly gathered in a half season. His running skewed the 49ers numbers even though his numbers were gathered in only a half a season. If we designed plays that made more sense we wouldn’t need Kap to run as much, which is my point. I do not need to look at numbers to know that is true.

    The good news is that from what I have seen in the pre-season and without needing any numbers to know what I am seeing, that might actually be happening. I’ll believe it when I see it. I don’t care about numbers, I care about first downs and points.

  51. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I hope that no artist takes the NFL up on the extortion of making them pay to play at half time.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Feeling provocative today I see?
    “This was a case of the numbers lying to the ones who use numbers to make decisions and prove their points. Some of us know football and some of us know numbers. As long as the numbers people want to prove their point with numbers that don’t tell the whole story I will continue to prove my point with football acumen.”

    And your football acumen is superior because you played high school football.
    Your perceived “football acumen” is your filtered view of how things should work. You always shy away from the SECOND most important statistic in football, turnovers. About this all I’ve ever heard from you are lame excuses and finger pointing.
    Your “football acumen” seems to nothing more than a biased opinion of the same tired narrative.

    You have become a legend with “football acumen” in your own mind because Berger played high school football.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    “I don’t care about numbers, I care about first downs and points.”

    Does your football acumen see anything wrong with your statement?

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cards worked out DL Brett Keisel the other day hoping to sign him as a run stopper to replace Darnell Dockett.
    The Steelers just derailed that by re-signing their former Dlineman today.

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody is a little defensive this morning. I did not mention any names to protect the guilty. You came forward and identified yourself as the guilty numbers proselytizer.

    You tried to use numbers to proclaim that Smith was as good a runner as Kap. That was so wrong I let it ride at the time because you would have asked for proof Kap was hurt. Him telling us about hang nails would have been dismissed by you. Kap revealing his foot injury just blew your theory out of the water. The problem with your theory is it uses only numbers and nothing else. I use numbers but not to make decisions, I use numbers as an extra tool in making decisions because I know numbers by themselves often lie. The final score is the only number that is the truth. Just about every other number is just data as part of the equation. The eye and experience is the rest of the equation. Something that is not part of the equation in your rationing.

    I bust your butt with your use of numbers because you use numbers that don’t tell the whole story often and then get in our face about how right you are about everything. This place is for sharing and selling opinions. Nobody cares for the idiot that has to prove he is right about everything because he found some numbers and old quotes while disregarding common sense.

    BTW, I wish I scored 4 TDs in a high school game like Al Bundy did. You would have known about it by now if I did! LOL!

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry Berger but I never said anything about Alex Smith and his running. You are confused and if I’m wrong please show me where and when I said that.

    Thanks for identifying yourself as TROLLing for a response today.

    I’m far from being an idiot but if you want to talk down to people without a valid point other than your usual talking points and spin then we can’t have a conversation. Time to get off your high horse and come up with something new instead of the damn excuses.

    It seems you’ve missed your calling in life. I’ll be happy to take you to 49er headquarters and let you present your case
    on how you can get the team to win the Super Bowl. I’m sure when Baalke hears you have the solution because you have the football acumen having played high school football that he’ll clear his schedule and hire you on the spot.

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t we all just get along?

    (a long what?)

    Spotify has some cool shit out there.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Please tell what numbers I have put out there that don’t tell the whole story.
    These generalizations of yours are getting old. Give me specifics and I’ll be happy to put them into context.

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Almost every time you use numbers they do nothing but paint an incomplete picture. I’ll give you the big one that started this whole conversation months ago. I said we lost to Seattle mostly because the offense sucks and I blamed Roman. You defended Roman saying Kap had three turnovers. The numbers say you are correct but most who have followed football for years knows one was a fumble from the backside when Davis got beat clean by Averil. Was that Kap’s fault or Davis’s fault? Yousay Kap needs eyes in the back of his head and I say Davis needs to make that block. Kap had a terrible throw that was picked by Chancellor, I agreed that was on Kap. Poor decision, poor throw.

    The last one was thrown by Kap but he ran the play the coach wanted him to run. We needed a perfect throw and only gat a good throw. The corner made a great play, the LB and the entire defense knew what play we would run in that situation and was right there ending our play-off run. I blame the coaches for running the offense they do which required a bad play call that even our opponent knew was coming, the one the coaches wanted called. You blame Kap, I blame poor play calling. Everybody can decide for themselves.

    You then try to change the debate that three TOs cost us the game and try to infer that I don’t agree. I agree the three TOs contributed greatly for the reason we lost. You say it was Kap, I say it was mostly the offensive philosophy and somewhat Kap but mostly a team loss that includes the coaching staff. I offer a solution, I don’t think you have offered one yet except don’t turn the ball over. Brilliant, just brilliant! My solution is change the offensive philosophy. I have never backed down from that stance. Guess what, we changed our offensive philosophy since that game. I’m glad the coaching staff saw the same thing I did and are doing what I believe to be the right thing. Maybe it was the numbers that told them a change to the offense was needed, or maybe was just some good old football acumen. Let every decide for themselves.

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I just saw this quote on CSNBA. It seems someone else agrees with me. This is from Kap:

    ” We can do a lot more things, put people in a lot of different positions and situations to make this offense have bigger plays.

    I agree. This is what I have been saying all along. I’ve even gone as far as saying how to it which is with better use of formations to spread the defense. Playmakers need space to do their thing. I like to invoke the past and muse about Bill Walsh about right now because this was his philosophy. I know that gets you mad. You quote numbers while I quote Walsh.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Football acumen should tell you to take care of the ball in traffic and not hold it out like a loaf of bread. Football acumen should also tell you that guys that want to do harm to you are behind you. Here is a video of Avril’s strip sack of Kap.
    I have posted this before.
    This is not deja vu. This was in the FIRST REGULAR SEASON Seahag game. Keep absolving Kap of any responsibility for ball security here. In the NFL all QBs know there is always danger from behind that you can’t see.–forces-fumble/d0c0df97-b329-4155-8b9a-8a6ef20ce00d

    In your football acumen book learning from mistakes obviously applies to everyone else but Kap.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You can have the last word about this.
    I’m out til later tonight.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One more thing since this is on my mind.

    In the Green Bay playoff game Kap threw a near INT that the Packer DB dropped. Against the Seahags he threw the same pass into Chancellor’s hands.

    First Seahag game Kap gets stripped from behind by Avril. Same thing happens by the same guy in the NFCCG.

    That’s all, I’m out.

  64. robNo Gravatar says:

    I think acumen must be our word of the day today 😉

  65. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLITT in spite of berger’s trolling im going to say this.

    In the green bay playoff game our offense was underwhelming because of our insistence on running up the gut vs. NINE in the box.

    First seahag game our offense was underwhelming for the same reason

  66. robNo Gravatar says:

    Last year same thing

    This preseason same thing

    I DIDNT play high school football but even i have enough football acumen to see that!

    That’s all im out

  67. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- So when Brady or Manning get hit and fumble when do you suppose they are supposed to learn from it? They must have bad football acumen.

  68. robNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree is close to accepting a team freindly contract extension reports say! Great news!

  69. robNo Gravatar says:

    Alex boone needs to come i n
    imo he gets about four mil per season

  70. robNo Gravatar says:

    Im hearing good things about late round draft pick trey millard! We might just have found a damm good fullback here!

  71. robNo Gravatar says:

    BERGER good call about pur ell! It would have been easy to blame him for our poor defensive showing vs. Baltimore. After further review he had some real nice plays against denver this week!

  72. robNo Gravatar says:


  73. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, the Niners run that 8 yard out about 5,000 times a season. I’m very surprised that route isn’t jumped more.

    And this goes back to the usual blather, if the passing game is pedestrian, not well thought out, what choice does the QB have?

    Pre-snap reads are gospel according to what the players and coaches say. Which means the QB has to go with it. No reads, no looking over the field. I know this doesn’t happen every pass play, but it does happen enough to limit what can be done of a given play.

    The encouraging thing to me this last game was Kappy checking down on most plays. Because he was reading the field before he checked down. And the corners were playing off and giving up the 8-12 yard passes. FRom the looks of it, Lloyd was the only
    one able to get clear deep, and he won’t make the team.

    The stadium is pretty damn nice inside, if not for the erector-set look of the outside.

  74. robNo Gravatar says:

    CHUCK why are you so sure lloyd won’t make the team. Do you really think patton is that good? Imo we go with crabs,boldin,johnson,lloyd and ellington and maybe one more.

  75. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When discussing Kappy against the Seahawks in the 4th qtr, what choice did he have? The run game was dead as a doornail. Seattle has a great defense, pass rush and secondary included, and Kappy had to try to pass against it with them knowing what was coming.
    Sure, he screwed up, but he had to try to do something with all the cards stacked against him.
    I’d be a lot more sympathetic to the notion of laying the blame on Kap had we had some, any, glimmer of a wish of a hope of a running threat.

  76. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    They had to halt practice today because big chunks of ground started to come up and the field was deemed unplayable. The new field in our brand new stinking stadium is already unplayable?

  77. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- Good call. Kap was our running threat. The rest of the backs gained 31 yards for the game, IIRC. I do believe that is why we are revamping the offense. That and the Carolina game, the AZ game, etc…. We ran well vs weak D-lines but not vs good ones. Our formations cause our O-line to be too outnumbered in the blocking schemes.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Yes I believe that Brady and Manning are always learning and haven’t stopped and that’s what makes them elite.

    When you think you know everything is when you get into trouble because you won’t accept a coach’s suggestion because you know it all.

  79. 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