Cheesed Off

Eric Davis and Matt Maiocco, 49er Insiders deluxe, thought the 49ers would be competitive in Green Bay, maybe even win the game. The Outsider and its citizens predicted the team would get squashed. Who knows football? WE DO!

What were these fellows thinking? Have they nae been gandermongering the team this year? In a word, theysuck. The Packers are pretty good at everything. The 49ers are pretty good at nothing. Wait! Let me correct myself. The 49ers can beat the Cardinals. That’s about it, though.

The Mike Singletary coffin has now been wheeled into the blogomorgue and the lid awaits its final nail. Will the Seahawks do the honors next Sunday? Or will we have to wait for the Rams to hammer it in three weeks from now? I’m skipping over the Chargers, who will beat us worse than the Packers just did.

Whichever team wields the hammer, it will be providing some former 49ers with their first taste of the playoffs. Jeff Ulbrich, Michael Robinson, and Kentwan Balmer will have a good laugh if Seattle makes it in. Michael Lewis and Billy Bajema will have that smirk if it’s the Rams.

It won’t be the 49ers, though. The team is so dysfunctional now that it is difficult to tell whether it has any real talent or is just a badly coached mess. Let’s hope it is the latter, or the second decade of the 21st century is going to look a whole lot like the first decade.

It took the Packers a quarter and change to chuck the game plan and just throw deep. Presto! TDs by the bundle. The secondary is pretty good at covering ten to fifteen yard passes, which is why the team is tough in the Red Zone. Beyond twenty yards, though, all you can see is the backs of our jerseys getting burned into our memories. It’s easier to score against the 49ers from the 50 than it is from the 5. The team does not have a single elite player in the secondary. Not one guy who would be more than a supporting cast member of another team. Not one guy who couldn’t be replaced by an average FA.

Troy Smith completed 10 passes out of 25 attempts Sunday. That’s about the norm for him. Not much chain movement gonna happen with those numbers and a whopping TOP failure is guaranteed, along with a gassed defense. Michael Crabtree was wide open for an easy TD and Troy winged the short pass wide by a good five yards. At least Alex could hit a guy’s fingertips. The look on Crabtree’s face was instantly recognizable: WTF!

But Singletary is sticking with Troy for next Sunday’s game. Sure, why not. He’s a helpful coach. Those guys working the coffin hammer need some motivational assistance. In reality, however, it’s just Singletary being stubborn. Dad gum, I tossed Alex under the bus and this is my guy. He’s a leader. Like me.

Well, Mr. Mike, enjoy your last days as an NFL Head Coach. No screaming and scratching at the lid as the last nail goes in. Take it like a man. Tap, tap, tap.

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25 comments on “Cheesed Off
  1. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Dear Santa….Please have the Niners lay down like dogs and loose the rest of these meaningless games….then bring us Harbaugh and Luck….

  2. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Skeebs…i didnt think Troy Smith was the next Montana but in the first couple of games he seemed to have SOMETHING special…but after the last couple weeks with Sing staightening him out …well he now looks totaly over his head ….Sings gotta go NOW

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    There is dense pogonip in Singletary’s head that does not allow him to understand current football strategy.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We get Pogonip here in Reno. It is a beutiful fog. It is like tiny crystals floating in the air. It even forms on trees and grass. If you can see pogonip, it is very cold outside, but it is so beutiful to see you still want to go outside and see it closer.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We might be able to beat Settle, but I’m not so sure about that. I think we have better talent, but they have better coaching.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Turn out the lights, the party is over. RIP Dandy Don.

  7. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I wish somebody would turn out the lights once and for all on Mike Singletary. Pogonip? It’ll be a cold day in hell when the dense icy fog lifts from that man’s persona. The mere thought of that man returning as our head coach expedites the scurf from my skin to be exfoliated. During his tenure as 49er head coach, I’ve found myself self-medicating increasingly on a week-to-week basis in hopes of masking the truth only to wake up Monday morning with my eyes glassy and hyaline from overindulgence. It’s only a temporary quick-fix, it doesn’t remove the problem that is Mike Singletary. *Sigh* Reminiscing about another dreadful 49er performance makes this fan trustful. Truly tristful indeed. *Sigh*

  8. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    the troy smith trial is over for me, he is worse statistically than Alex which is really bad.
    if and I say if we loose next week the house cleaning needs to start, as bad as Seattle is, I have my doubts about the 9ers pulling out a win.
    I dont need to watch the film to see the coaching is killing this team from the get go, and it starts with the head watcher, if it wasn’t so sad it would be comical

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    They tried to give our QB more of a focus for the game plan yesterday. Unfortunately he was not up to the task. I’m not saying the QB was the focus of our offense, but it did look better than normal. That was most likely out of necessity because of Gore’s injury.
    They need to just let the QB run the offense. Yesterday was at least a step in the right direction. Now take the next step, please.
    Whether the QB is the right guy or not, he needs to be trusted to lead the offense. If he is not the right guy, it doesn’t matter, keep doing it the right way and we will find the right guy in time.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- So you are saying we beat Arizona because Troy was in and Alex wasn’t? Do you think rushing for 261 yards might have something to do with that? Holding AZ to 13 yards rushing might have helped too. Just saying.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    My problem with the Donald Driver TD wasn’t the missed tackles as much as why was he running so wide open in the 1st place. Blitzes are great, I love them, but letting a receiver run through the vacated space is a blown assignment or bad coaching.
    Yes, I have a problem with the missed tackles, but why was it so easy to get the ball to Driver in the face of a blitz. Again, it was either a blown assignment or bad play calling. That bothers me more than the missed tackles.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, the problems are regognition by the other teams when we DO blitz. It seems the vacated areas are always easy pickings by opponents.  Another case of the coachjing staff not doing things very well to help the players.   Shit, the Niners are rarely in a good positin to defend passes. Especially deep balls. The best play yesterday was Nate’s helmet tipping a pass. Turn your head, Nate . . .

  13. RufusNo Gravatar says:

    Well, you said it all, Skeebs. Except to mention the piece on Jed still making the case they can make the playoffs. Now we know for sure where the rot begins.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The system is to blame for Alex AND Troy’s troubles.
    When they’ve gone away from it, they do better.
    God forbid they build an offense around their QB. These guys would be rolling Dan Marino out to take advantage of his speed . . .

  15. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    sorry no fear but troy winning a couple of games against bottom feeders is not a break out performance.
    and 10/25 sure isn’t lighting it up from pee-wee to the pros.
    its a system that puts players in position to be successful.
    none of the coaches in charge have been putting players in those positions so they get the credit,A.Smith could have won those games as well.
    troy got really lucky against the rams to squeek out a OT win but the system and QB have been exposed for what they are mediocre at best.
    I have a hard time believing this team is capable of opening it up at this point sadly

  16. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    this will probably come up tomorrow but Alex Smith has been named the starting QB for the Seahawks game

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Tim- Does it even matter if they run power I, 22 package as base?

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody except me notice all the Pistol formations being run in the NFL. Pittsburgh ran it a lot yesterday and NE has run it tonight. Most teams seem to have it in their arsenal. I’m also seeing a lot of variations of the formation.

  19. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    No fear I don’t know chuck at all
    I post what I know, I have played allot of football in pads,
    I follow no one and my posts are my own thoughts and not clones of others
    if thats what you were inferring.

  20. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What has your buddy Berger been telling you guys for forever. Steve young just said it on the past game show. He just said somewhere Bill Walsh is smiling because what the Patriots are doing is the fruition of the West Coast Offense. He said people are going to say “this is not the WCO” but this is what his offense would have become. How many times have I(Berger the strategist) said that?

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Typical NoFear. Cast about bullshit and hope some of it sticks.
    NoFear, weren’t you the one who said that teams were stupid for building systems around their players. Nominally their QBs?
    Yes, you were. You pointed to Joe Montana as a guy who played the game his way. Well, you are gravenly mistaken. Just about every good QB had a system that was built around his skill set. Miami built a strong line to protect an immobile Marino. Walsh build a quick, nimble line to allow Joe to roll out and throw on the move.
    The point with Alex (and now Troy, and now back to Alex) is he hasn’t been allowed to play the game as he is best able to play it. this doesn’t mean he’s a Super Bowl caliber QB that is being wasted here, but he’s certainly better than how Singletary built the offense for him to utilize.
    Sing’s downfall really is that he should have kept Hill if this is how he really wants to play football. The team would suck harder, but Hill would play it how Sing likes. No shots down field. Bubble screens. The occasional middle pass to VD. Plenty of sacks. Plenty of 3 and outs.

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a question, NoFear. Is AZ better than NO? Is StL better than Atl? Is Denver better than Philly?

    Stregth of opponent means something, skippy.

    How did the defense hold up vs NO, Atl, and Philly? Did Alex allow them to march down the field (2x in Atl’s case) to win those games?


  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, you dolt, I would have installed something more around what he’s good at in 2005. Ergo, more 3-4 WR sets. More shotgun. You know, What Indy and NE run. McCarthy didn’t run that type of system. Turner didn’t run that kind of system, although he moved the pocket more than any of the others. Hostler? Nope. More of the digital pocket passer stuff. Raye and MJ? Nope and nope.
    The point being, Walsh KNEW the type of QB he wanted. A smart, mobile QB who had field vision. He found it in Montana. Shula and marino? Same thing. Bellichick and Brady? Well, that was luck, I suppose.
    Nolan tried to change the kind of QB Smith was. Singletary is doing the same thing. Sing says things like the team is built around Gore. Wow. Smith isn’t the focal point of the offense. Nolan did much the same. Manage the game. Stay in the pocket. Tell me that if Smith was on NE, he wouldn’t be a ton better. Tell me he wouldn’t have been coached up a ton more there than he has here.
    Tell ya what. Say by some twist of fate in 2005, Brady ended up on the Niners, and Smith ended up on the Pats. Who reaches the playoffs? Given everything else the same. Nolan coaching Brady. Bellichick coaching Smith. Both? Neither? Still just NE? SF? The answer is obvious.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What was the system in 2004, NoFear? Chuck and duck? Erickson is the mastermind we should still be following?


  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Change the system for a new QB? He’s been around for 6 years. I know these guys are glacial in changing things, but the Niners have NEVER played Smith in a system that would benefit the team.

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09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
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10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
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10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
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