Cardinals 18, 49ers 15

I confess I missed some of the “action” in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. I kept getting distracted by some paint drying on a nearby wall.

Apparently, Bradley Pinion was winning a spirited punting duel against former 49er Andy Lee, with 7 punts for 285 yards versus Lee’s 5 for 229 when the duel was suddenly interrupted by Marquise Goodwin going off script with a long TD that turned the game into a 15-3 laugher. Then the 49er defense was so miffed by this offensive rudeness that they rolled over and allowed the worst offense in the NFL to score two TDs and win the game.

It’s hard to keep up with the free falling Niner Empire these days. Each week brings new layers of rock bottomness, only to be followed in a week by a lower level of bad. The team has lost six games in a row and has a chance to lose eight more by season’s end. That would be a 14 game losing streak that would eclipse the record setting efforts of Chip Kelly‘s 2016 team. HC Kyle Shanahan has gone from boy wizard to boy idiot in six little weeks.

There’s something to be said for watching an arrogant self-appointed master of the gridiron turn into a sweating, defensive bumbler at the post-game pressers, but this is not the entertainment we signed up for and it’s becoming a tired act in Ninerland, repeated by each new regime and each new promises of glory to come which never materialize.

This regime was so full of slam-dunk greatness that it received a complete pass on an awful first year, redeemed only by the late season hope of Jimmy Garoppolo. That honeymoon is over now. When the fans come to the point where they pin their hopes on the QB and not the coaching staff, you’ve got an ordinary guy in charge of the marbles and not a boy genius who can out-coach anyone.

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70 comments on “Cardinals 18, 49ers 15
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I am still waiting for the dynamic offense that we were supposed to have. To me the telling point was in the 4th quarter right after the fumble. I am no coach but the play calling was atrocious it seems KS will try and play it safe even when everyone knows we need to hold onto the ball for at least a little while. That is unless he’s actually is tanking.

  2. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    TNF should be quite the magic act.
    Gruden v Shanny.
    Gruden selling anything he can turn into Draft capital.
    Shanny will have a tough time Fuk’n that up.
    Draft Bowl….
    Like Gurley yesterday?
    Run close to a score and stop? Every time?
    Should be the lamest event of the season.
    Until the NYG do the same.

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch needs to clean out some expensive roster slots that aren’t contributing much either.
    Garnett, Ward, maybe Garcon as is being rumored too.
    Take whatever you can get, from anywhere it’s offered, for Picks.

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hue Jackson gets the pink slip.
    Here we go….

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta think Haley takes control at least for now?

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    But hey?
    Hue won 3 games with all those Draft Picks right?

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland got rid of two head coaches today

    Hue and Lue.

    Cavs have reportedly dumped HC Tyrone Lue. Wonder if not having Lebron has anything to do with this,

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Garcon and Ward are both on trade block and return will be 5th to 7th round picks.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Similar to Bucs pulling the trap door on Love Smith so OC Dirk Koetter would not get poached.

    Haley to be like McVay and Shanahan, wearing both hats. LAR has Wade Phillips DC and CLE has Gregg Williams DC. Both HC’s can let their DC handle everything on that side of the ball. Can we make the same claim?

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And Haley gone too.
    Browns cleaning house.
    Go figure….?

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Browns will look to hire Harbaugh or Urban Meyer.

    Remember Browns had Belichick and fired him so their track record is beyond bad

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Haley back to Cards? Bump Byron or Wilks.

  13. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Remember when no-nonsense players like Nedney and Akers were the top scorers for a team that could barely move the ball but not in the red zone?

    Those were the days, eh?

    At least Martz made no secret of his disdain for running the ball. Shanahan will apparently sacrifice any game, be it Super Bowl or a nobody-cares divisional stink fest, to his play calling “know-it-all-ness.” Strikingly close to the attitude of a failing Martz, but then Martz had the glory days of the greatest show on turf as his bonafides, Shanahan has his Super Bowl jackass collar.

    If not for their fellow know-it-all broadcast announcers constantly telling me that Shanahan and Lynch are among the best of the best, I might be forced to consider a different conclusion.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some of you guys seem to forget how things were when Beathard was the QB before Jimmy G.

    It’s night and day in their abilities and the offense reflects that.

    When Jimmy G went down we all knew the season was most likely over.

    Beathard is having a hard time this year as he did last year so his progress has been disappointing and it’s time next year to start drafting QBs just to give him competition at backup.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the 1986 season?
    Joe was hurt part of the year and Jeff kemp played and then he got hurt and they went to Mike Moroski the 3rd string QB.

    Team finished 10-5-1 and played the Giants in playoffs where they got the worst ass kicking in franchise history losing 49-3.
    Joe played in the playoff game and got hurt again.

    Bill Walsh was the coach so how could this happen? My point is this happens to the best and things should be viewed long term.

    Rumblings here are some are not happy with Shanahan. Name a coach you would hire to replace him?

    My point is it’s a rebuild and some want to get into having a new coach every other year which would doom this team to mediocrity.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The two biggest hits Montana took was the 1987 playoff hit by Jim Burt that had Montana hospitalized and the 1990 hit by Leonard Marshall.

    Parcells and the Giants were the Niners nemesis and team that
    stopped a few Super Bowl runs.

    It continued with Kyle Williams’ fumbles that prevented a Super Bowl appearance under Harbaugh.

  17. winderNo Gravatar says:

    At this point I really don’t want to get rid of KS. I would just like to see some creativity running Morris up the middle when it seems eveyone was waiting on it isn’t that. I know CJ has some wheels design some plays where he isn’t a sitting duck. Anyway, maybe I am expecting things a little to quickly but watching the way we have played does not instill confidence.

  18. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    If you want to keep the stubborn arrogant SOB, keep him. But decide if he’s going to be the OC or the HC and hire an experienced qualified guy for the other one. Then get him a GM that has a positive background in contracts, personnel and pro team management.

    Otherwise the clowns are running the circus until the inevitable roar of discontent gets loud enough to cause Denise to make a move and burn another long guaranteed contract.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said it seems so easy to say can the head coach but the question never answered is who do you replace him with. Shanahan still has 4 years left on his contract after this season.

    These are the 13 candidates for the Browns job and I don’t see any of them as an upgrade over Shanahan from this pool

    ▪Mike McCarthy. This assumes the Packers move on from McCarthy at season’s end, which is far from a certainty. But if it happens, expect a front office packed with former Packers executives to put McCarthy at the top of its list.

    Lincoln Riley. The Oklahoma head coach is on the radar of a lot of NFL teams if he decides he wants to try the NFL. He has been mentioned several times as a potential Jason Garrett replacement in Dallas if the Cowboys decide to make a change. The Mayfield connection makes him an obvious target for the Browns if he’s available.

    Matt Campbell. He’s the head coach at Iowa State and is said to be well-regarded by Dorsey.

    Eric Bieniemy. Succeeded Matt Nagy as Chiefs offensive coordinator this year. May be too inexperienced at this point, but teams really like to hire Andy Reid guys.

    Jim Harbaugh. NFL people still think the Michigan coach will want another crack at the pros. He’ll be a hot candidate in several places when/if that happens.

    Urban Meyer. Hey, he’s big in Ohio.

    Brian Flores. Well-regarded Patriots defensive coach who got some attention on last year’s interview circuit. He’d have to come with a strong offensive coordinator and a plan for Mayfield, but those who know him rave about his leadership qualities.

    John DeFilippo. Jumped from Eagles QBs coach to Vikings offensive coordinator following Philly’s Super Bowl title. He’s a former Browns offensive coordinator who’s from Youngstown.

    Dan Campbell. He was once the Dolphins’ interim head coach and remains an intriguing head-coaching prospect for teams. Currently on Sean Payton’s staff with the Saints, who may be in the midst of a special season.

    Zac Taylor. He’s the Rams’ quarterbacks coach and, like Bieniemy, may still be too green for an assignment like this. But a lot of teams are going to want to try to get a piece of what Sean McVay is doing out there in L.A.

    Dave Toub. The Chiefs’ special teams coach always seems to be on these lists, and NFL people believe he’ll get a shot eventually. Could it come under former Chiefs GM Dorsey?

    George Edwards. The Vikings’ defensive coordinator is another guy who gets attention every year but no job offers. His time will come.

    Teryl Austin. Bengals defensive coordinator. Ditto what we said for Edwards.

    As I’ve said before when you lose a franchise QB, it’s hard to win unless you’re the Pats. The Niners just don’t have the personnel to absorb that loss. Just look last season what happened to the Packers after Rodgers went down.

  20. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    That’s hilarious. The mighty Yorkian Niners motto since they chased Harbaugh off for winning too much, “But, who else is out there, huh?”

    Every single year teams find and hire new GMs and new HCs. The trick is having someone, anyone, in the organization who actually knows WTF he’s talking about.

    The “franchise QB down” argument doesn’t hold water when seen in the light of reality instead of a catch-all bumper sticker excuse. Garoppolo was gifted, not part of ‘the genius plan’ of Shanahan/Lynch. Without the gift the Niners, under Shanahan/Lynch, would be exactly where they are now.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Easy to be a critic but as I said I don’t see any solutions being offered here.

    You want him canned, who do you hire?

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two WR trades so far

    Lions trade Golden Tate to Egos

    Broncos trade Demaryus Thomas to Texans

  23. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The Yorkies killed themselves when Jed let his personal issues with Harbaugh be more important than the team.

    I’m not sure that *anything* can recoup that mistake in this generation.

    But yeah, if we DID fire Lynch and KS, what makes you think the Yorks would make a better decision this next time? Nothing in their past suggests they would suddenly stop making idiotic choices.

    More likely, we just would see the Wheel of Dysfunction spun again. And again. And again. Until the Yorks die off or sell. Which could be another half century.

    I used to laugh at old man Bidwill and the Cardinals. Then we became them…

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They gave Lynch and Shanahan 6 year contracts to turn it around.

    That means a 3 year honeymoon where Year 4 better show some results or their seats become warmer.

    What little creditbility the Yorks have presently would be lost if there was a knee jerk reaction after year 2. (Adam Gase anyone?)

    Most on this board have acknowledged Baalke’s failures to stock this team with quality or even useful players and they’re living and paying for it now.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners announced they waived receiver Victor Bolden Jr. and defensive back Greg Mabin today..

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I think we win some of these game even with CJ if our defense doesn’t fold in the 4th. I am pissed about our OL situation but injuries have brought us to pretty much a halt on offense. If we don’t figure a way to keep CJ upright it will get worse. The defense plays about 30 minutes of good ball and then they seem to continually make mistakes. I don’t want to see anyone fired but if I had to choose one guy it would be Saleh. Our pass rush is non-existent and our DB’s are giving up big plays at the worst times. It has become a pattern.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here are some combine reports on Aaron Donald, mention on his burst.

    Here is a combine report on solomon thomas

    How could Lynch have gotten it so wrong. It was in the film, not athleticism measured at the combine. Only 10 lbs of difference yet mega difference in interior pass rush.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thomas was drafted high because he was viewed as the next Michael Bennett. Here is his combine.

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We have a pass rushing coach and Solomon is still no good. His combine results better than Bennett.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch and Thomas were Classmates/’Buds at Stanford.
    Clouded judgement perhaps?

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hence my concerns regarding what pieces are being sought and who’s evaluating/slotting them.
    I thought Thomas could have been had several slots lower than where we jumped on him.
    Lynch could likely have moved back and still gotten him?
    We’ll never know. Did what he did and, he lives with it now.
    If Coaching can’t get this figured out, it doesn’t matter anyway.
    Hence my desire to acquire a better slot than Gruden, who already owns 3 #1s in April.
    Get one slot ahead of his 1st. Which means lose on TNF.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Mullens to play for an injured CJ on Thursday? Cannot grip ball due to injured thumb. Anything else that will pass the smell test.

    We built up a lot of cred with our last 5 games last year. Play it through the TB game.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I looked at Michael Bennet’s gamelogs with Seahags. In his first 2 seasons he had one sack each. In year 3 it went up to 4 sacks and in year 4 9 sacks. It took time for him to be developed. Based on some poster’s criteria here Bennet would be a bust and either cut or traded for a 5th round pick.

    My point is there seems to be a lack of patience here, a demand for instant stardom. Give the players a chance to develop and you just might be rewarded. Most here think it’s a sprint but if you build a solid foundation you’ll finish on top of this marathon.

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, patience is not one of my strong suits. but you might be right since I don’t hear anything about dissatisfied players or anyone throwing others under the bus. The blame so far seems to cover just about everyone in the organization. We will see how the character of this team evolves if we continue to lose. If they throw out a gimpy handed CJ it will just give a new meaning to WTF.

  35. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Bennett was cut by the Seahawks and claimed by Tampa when they were shit after Gruden and Kiffin left. Coaching, schemes, d-linemates, etc. factor as much as anything in his early sack numbers.

    Since dumping Harbaugh (44-19-1 reg season, three conf champ games, one super bowl) the Niners are 14-42 regular season (1-7 this year and playoffs a rapidly fading memory) and on their third coaching/regime change. Seems like patience is hardly what’s lacking.

    The Niners are like a lawn guy with a scythe. Maybe the owners should have hired a guy who already knows what to do, how to do it and has all the equipment needed, and references.

  36. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Many 1st Rd picks are making impacts.

    Myles Garret had 7 sacks his rookie year, many games inactive due to injury. He has 8 so far this year.

    Mediocre HC’s force the FO to shut up about tanking. A fired HC could spill the beans to the media. So York and GM had to play safe and not suggest it.

    I suspect Shanahan is open to tanking related suggestions since he has good reputation and a long term contract.

    Two years ago for an hour or so we had # 1 for the only true franchise player in that draft and Chip Kelly could not be told to tank that game because FO knew he would be getting canned shortly.

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Bennett was not #2. In link he was at least a 2nd rounder.

    Expectations are #1 to #16 will be franchise quality and immediate starters if non- QB. #17 to #32 are starters in 1st year. 2nd and 3rd RD players are OK if they are starters in 2nd year.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In 2017 draft Myles Garrett was the only guaranteed star. Trubiskey, Mahomes, and Watson were not Wentz and Goff. So after Myles Garrett no sane thinking GM would bet big and trade up for #2 to #5. We got lucky with CHI but a move from #3 to #2 was not an impact event.

    The difference between top 10 perceived non-QB players not enough to be worth a trade up.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bottom line we had #2 in a bad year for Fran his caliber players.

    Further enforcing NJ’s curse as a suicide inducing bad dream.

    In NFL history has any fan committed suicide blaming it on their team. Would that excuse negate a life-insurance payout.

  40. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Too many Michael Bennett’s in the NFL. Read the wrong one earlier. He was a UDFA.

    Two of the 1st’s definitely meet expectations. #7 Defo and #9 McGlinchey are definite franchise quality players. When Staley sunsets himself the new LT already here and franchise quality experience.

    2018 the better draft for us with team Lynch.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever the opposite of the Midas Touch is, the Youngstown Paleskins have it in spades.
    You can’t buy this sort of Ownership inflicted misery at any price.

    For all the pain they’ve caused me personally, as a Fan, I truly enjoy the thought of the turmoil going on in their collective heads, for all the embarrassing moments that come their way as a result of their Ownership.

    I can’t see Raider Fans invading the Stadium for TNF so much, since they suck as badly as we do.
    However, Jed already got flexed out of 1 Primetime slot and, will likely have it happen again vs the Seahawks.

    An ocean of empty seats, along with the potential of hearing beer sales being hawked from the stands on National TV, would give me a sick sort of enjoyment nonetheless. The Paleskins deserve it.
    Sadly, we’d be doing Gruden a favor by winning this game.

    The Draft slot advantage of losing this one is more important to me at this point. Gruden already holds 3 of those RD1 slots, with the potential to add more on Draft Weekend next year as he continues to deconstruct.
    Best way to rebuild? Tear it down and, collect Draft Picks.

  42. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Is this our future OZ RT?

    CLE had him as starting RT. Joe Thomas retired. Picked up Chris Hubbard from Steelers for RT. Shifted Shon over to LT. He lost out his starter job.

    At worst he is a swing tackle for us. Article says he has the movement skills for OZ. Long arms a big plus also.

  43. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Staley retires and we already have our two starters on the team. OZ ready.

    In the Land of OZ.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Go Ohlone tonight.
    Raiduhs 27-20
    No Jimsonweed for this one.
    Draft slot! 😀

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I’m looking for this year’s version of Quenton Nelson with Pick 1.
    Lynch needs to find an Edge guy under the radar.
    Maybe he has him in Jullian hopefully.
    Stock the IOL.
    Then find the next Earl Thomas.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Have to root for the Niners tonight.

    Sorry guys but it’s goes against everything I believe to root for the Raiduhs.

    Niners 27 Raiduhs 16

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And it looks like we waived Savage.
    WTF is going on in this circus?
    Bobby Buchette suiting up tonight?

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I always root for our 9ers.
    Just can’t buy into screwing up a Draft slot this year.
    Too much at stake to get back to respectability.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two more must wins for me.

    Beat the Raiduhs and the Seahags in Seattle.

    If you are rooting for them to lose 14 in a row you should take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself “why bother?”

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners can’t be looking for top 10 Olinemen because they will back themselves into the siutaion they had with having to choose between Iupati and A Davis and bacically they got nothing but a 40% gaping hole on the Oline.
    Taking McGlinchey last year and Garnett a year earlier tells you that 3 in a row is not the answer.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ever wonder how the offense would be if they kept Iupati and if A Davis didn’t flake out?

    This year you would have a line of Staley, Iupati, Richburg, Tomlinson and A Davis. Not too shabby.

    A Davis really screwed the team over by quitting then coming back and quitting again.

  52. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We might not take an olineman with our 1st pick but we certainly need some players at every position. we are weak in a lot of area’s but to me that is #1. Jimmy is gonna need to stay upright and that won’t happen unless we do some drastic changes.

  53. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I truly wish him the best but my money is on that Mullens won’t survive the whole game.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It’s good to be a 49er Faithful

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Raiders are #1, not even close. How many college teams could beat them.

    Gotta hand it to Gruden, he knows how to tank.

  56. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    In a season of unbelievable bullshit, Nick Mullens may have just Jumped the Shark. I mean, Yeah, it’s the Raiders, but SHIT. This is some Hollywood bullshit right here.

  57. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will be lowest watched TNF, evah!

    Can Gruden serve jail time.

  58. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Body count continues. Mostert screaming on a tackle.

    Maybe the carnage can be so great, #2 can happen.

    Injuries only, cannot rely on trades now.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The Tank Awards.

    Judges have until week 17 to compile the vote. Halfway through season, and Chuck already has what looks to be an insurmountable lead.

    KS was closing on the red carpet, but then KS had the rug pulled out from under him, and who else but Chucky with a shit eating grin doing the deed.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last time the OAKLAND Raiduhs play the Niners.

    Know a lot of Raiduh followers.

    Resultant bragging rights are priceless and I will enjoy it.

  61. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Have they started showing the audience the stripper clubs on Broadway yet. Detect any slurring of the speech of any of the on air talent yet. No Dandy Dons among them.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Looked like a different team out there tonight. 6 sacks go figure. At least we beat the stinkkin Raiders. Mullens, who knew. The Raiders have more problems on the O-line than we do and their defense sucks. I couldn’t be happier right now.

  63. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The nerve of that guy. Losing 31-3 and he pulls his QB first.

    He is just flaunting it. In your face, Goody.

  64. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Need to look into archive transcripts of the Kissing Suzy Kolber show. They must have done something on games like this.

    Can Mark Davis or Chucky be fined.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Raiduhs and their fans must really feel like dogshit after the ass whooping they just received.

    Feels so good.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thing about Mullens is he really must know the offense. Both JImmy G and Beathard have the gameplan and plays on the wristband.

    Not Mullens who has everything memorized which is remarkable.

    Offense works better when the QB is decisive. Beathard holds the ball too long which leads to sacks and breakdowns.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    8 Sacks, Yes 8 Sacks tonight with Marsh having 2.5

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gruden could qualify for an Espy.
    No desire to let a better Pick elude him now.

    Happy for Mullens on a big stage though.
    He could upstage CJ now.
    Potential down the road to unseat Jimmy?
    Nice problem to have I guess…

  69. 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