Count Down to Destiny

For a whole new generation of 49er fans, this will be their first experience of the team in the Super Bowl. They can’t jump for joy like we oldsters could because their pants would fall off, but I’m sure they have their own way of celebrating.

Seattle HC Pete Carroll probably won’t be rooting for our team to win this thing. He finally beat Jim Harbaugh this year — in his fourth try — but if Harbaugh comes home with the trophy, it would set the bar pretty high for Pete to achieve parity with his nemesis.

If it weren’t for Kyle Williams, this would be the 49ers’ second straight trip to the final game of the season. That doesn’t happen much in the salary cap era. But it does mark this team as a league powerhouse, much to the dismay of the effete corps of East Coast impudent, nattering, nabobs of negativism.

It took John Harbaugh three cracks at the AFC Championship game to finally win and advance to the Super Bowl. It took Jim two stabs as a head coach and one as a player. Three each. One of them is going to break this tie next Sunday and family relations may never be the same.

While the 49ers spend the coming week preparing to win the SB, I’ll be preparing myself for them to lose the game. It doesn’t take any preparation for a fan to celebrate a victory, but a loss — one that would cast a shadow upon the earth for days, weeks, months, maybe even years? This needs careful planning. Ergo, I’ve ordered a six month supply of horse tranquilizer — just in case.

Since the turn of the century, only the Giants have lost a SB and then come back to win one. But it took them seven years to do it. The Patriots lost one, returned four years later, and lost again. The more common fate of SB losers is a franchise free fall to splatzville. Titans, Raiders, Panthers, Eagles, Seahawks, Bears, Cardinals — straight to the bottom, sometimes slowly, sometimes precipitously.

By this time next week, no matter what happens in the game, the 2012 football season will be kaput. No more football till next August. So this is it. The final week of the season. May as well enjoy it. There’s thirty other teams and fan bases that would kill to be in New Orleans this week. It’s easy to enjoy that.

In the Tom Clancy book Sum of All Fears, it was Denver that got nuked by the terrorists. In the movie, however, it was Baltimore. Good choice, Hollywood. I mean, who cares if Baltimore is there or not? Sandwiched between Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York, it’s a permanently second rate burg. Nobody plans a vacation by saying, “Let’s go to Baltimore!”

Baltimore is so low class their team was stolen from Cleveland! This is like a crook robbing a flea market. The previous owner wanted out so bad he snuck off to Indianapolis! The face of their franchise is a common, ordinary street thug who can’t dance a lick, but starts every game by doing just that. Baltimore fans absolutely love this showboating bum. I rest my case. Baltimore must go.

And the 49ers must send them packing. The nation turns its lonely eyes to the red and gold. Save Us From Baltimore! Please!

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  1. robNo Gravatar says:

    SUPERBOWL HERE WE COME !!!

  2. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Well guys…every time the coaching staff has 2 weeks or more to prepare a game plan….. the team wins…..niners win going away

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jacoby Jones averages over 30 yds per KO return for the Ravens.
    He is a dangerous return guy.
    If Akers KOs are touchbacks that
    neutralizes one of their weapons.
    No reason to think Akers can’t because this is a dome just like last week.

  4. RenojimNo Gravatar says:

    lets hope the SB doesn’t come down to an Akers FG

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, the Niners came out of the bye week and laid a pretty big turd at home in the tie with StL. But I don’t think we’ll be flat. As I’ve been saying, I’m more worried about how the defense comes out. Both GB and Atl had early success against our DBs. The pass rush was lacking early in both games.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We laid eggs vs the Rams because we ran the SCO. If we run the SCO, or the modified SCO, we will lose. The modified SCO is the SCO out of the shot gun. It has a QB in shot gun with 3 RBs and a TE. This seems to be our new SCO offense. The formation has been called the Bug Eye and the Diamond. From what I’ve gathered I think the 49ers call it the Q formation. We need 3 WRs so our O-line can do their thing without being out numbered by allowing our opponents to load the box. If we do that, we win.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They don’t seem to be running the bug formation as much as they used to. The Miami game they used it a lot. They are running the ‘regular’ pistol more than the bug in recent games.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ran across this on You Tube
    It’s a video of the party at Aldon Smith’s where he had his incident later on. Lot of Niner Practice Squad guys no longer on the team.
    No doubt Aldon is living in style
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD-ybPAIW6s&feature=endscreen&NR=1

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kwame Harris comes out of the closet in a big way. He was arrested for beating up his ex-boyfriend.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I remember in 2009 when the Niners drafted Crabtree some in hindsight said they blew it by not taking Michael Oher.
    Oher has never made it over to LT
    and this past season gave up 11.5
    sacks. In his four years he has
    given up over 32 sacks.
    Oher has a good story but he has achieved very little in his four years so far and has been average at best.
    In my mind there is no question the Niners made the right choice.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They made a movie out of Oher’s story but Patrick Willis lived a similar type of life.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I wanted Oher over Crabtree but the drafting of Crabtree was a no brainer. I had no problem with the pick despite my preference. In hind sight, if we drafted Oher we probably would not have drafted Anthony Davis. Since I would rather have Davis than Oher it worked out well.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It is interesting to go back.
    I wanted Fleener and they picked Jenkins last draft.
    I suppose we will really know in another 2 years how that might have played out.

  14. robNo Gravatar says:

    HA i wanted crabtree and this year i wanted floyd !

  15. robNo Gravatar says:

    OMG hot chicks galore in the aldon smith video !

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The AJ pick sure was a head-scratcher.
    .
    RIP Sugarfoot Bonner of the Ohio Players.
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qd-2a1MLgc
    .
    Those guys were bad-ass.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody figured out what these players and coaches are saying on the field:
    http://youtu.be/Zce-QT7MGSE

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    That was funny as hell.
    I have never understood why the hell coaches cover their mouths
    when they are calling a play.
    If I felt the other team was lip reading I would deliberately mouth pass and then run the ball down their throats.
    They cannot lip read and then get the call into the defense that fast.
    Same with baseball. I would just mess with the other team and throw some stuff in just to confuse them.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You never heard the Will Clark story? He’s the sole reason pitchers cover thier mouths when they talk to their catchers.

  20. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I’m imagining all the 49er fans that had kids during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. They have probably been raised Niner fans but now they get to celebrate what they’ve probably heard forever. How great is that.
    .
    Kinda like young SF Giants fans that never really suffered through untold misery over the years but got a chance to see some exciting ball.
    .

    I love seeing the kids come out in droves for the games, bring em up right.

  21. robNo Gravatar says:

    ONE LAST WORD
    on last week’s defense !

    i remember thinking we would have help deep from the safeties , but not seeing much early in the game !
    later on one of the announcers showed a replay and pointed out that both safeties were playing deep ! i’m not sure but i think this might have happened pretty close to halftime !

    this might partly explain why coach leavitt said no big changes were made at halftime ! maybe BERGER is right and we made some in game adjustments just before the half .

    this time i hope to see culliver matched up with bolden and rogers vs. smith with goldson helping out deep !

  22. winderNo Gravatar says:

    After next week i hope this is the song the Ravens will be singing. Sorta a tribute to good ole Ray. http://tinyurl.com/bggn4od

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty much, Winder. I tell my son how lucky he is to see the Giants win the World Series when he was 13. I had to wait til I was 49 to get my 1st WS win . . .
    .
    Both my daughters ended up going to school in the Bay Area by 2010, and they both went to a ton of games. PLus a couple playoff gmes. Kids have all the fun. THe Niners? Yeah, that’s a diffferent story. My son has been suffering nearly as long as I have. Crazy thing is he is much more pessimistic than me.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder I brought each of my kids home in a 49er blanket after they were born.
    I had all my kids in the 80s.
    They grew up knowing what a 9er junkie I am and, to this day, my boys have brought home 4 grandkids between them.
    Each arrived home from the hospital wearing 9er attire.
     
    Our 1st Grandson got to see the 9ers stomp the NYJ this year at his 1st 9er game.
     
    Last week, I hosted the NFCC game party and, all 4 wore their 9er jerseys.
     
    This week, my Son will likely host the SB game.
    I’m looking forward to having Lombardi #6 for me.
    I want nothing more than for them to enjoy Lombardi #1.
     
    May the football Gods smile upon us and the football galaxies align in our favor!
    GO 9ERS!

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, the more I data mine and factor the NCAA rankings, the more I like DT Jesse Williams being the odds on favorite for us in Rd 1.
    I have to believe that Shariff Floyd, Kawaan Short and Sylvester Williams could all be gone before we get a sniff.
    I’m not sold on John Jenkins or Hankins being dedicated enough to put in the work to win.
     
    My early darkhorse options at Pick 1 are Barrett Jones, OC/OG and a yet to be determined DB.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I was 20 when the Niners won their 1st super bowl. Crazy to think I witnessed all the Niner playoff games minus the 1957 one.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I know Chuck, Father Time marches on.
    I’m skeptical about leaving my own house for this game too.
    We’ve won 5 obviously and, I was in my own house for each of them.
    Superstitions, as a Fan, are part of my 9er DNA.
     
    Now, the Grandkids are in the mix, for a game that starts in the evening on a Sunday.
    Have to deal with bedtimes and school the following morning.
    Harder for us out here in the East than for those of you out West.
     
    I’m gonna do my best to exorcise any and all bad karma, and watch ‘on the road’.
    Time for the next generation of 9ers to carry on our football traditions.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Your 7:18 post is one of the best posts in the history of blogging!

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Man, haven’t even thought where I was for the different Super Bowls.
    .
    1. Berkeley
    2. Carbondale, Colo
    3. Brisbane
    4. Woodside
    5. Aptos
    6. Napa
    .
    The only one I watched at home was Colo. Weird.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just say no to Jenkins. I watched him twice. He sucked both times. I like Jesse Williams and the DE from Missouri. Kawaan didn’t seem like a 3-4 guy to me. I think he is a 4-3 DE, or a guy used to one gap in the interior. If we ran a 4-3 I would like to have Short, but we run a 3-4.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, The Niners beat the w-w-l curse, Nate Silver picked Seattle, we beat the SI jinx, and Madden 2013 picked the Ravens.
    .
    It’s in the bag.

  32. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Thanks for sharing that information. It is in the blood.
    .
    chuck – Your son might be right about this game, personally I think it will be like the Ciny SB’s, a real tough game.

  33. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Cincy

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Why does this make perfect sense?
    A case of the dumb getting dumber
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/28/jets-have-explored-jamarcus-russell/

  35. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The Baltimore’s offense has sure been explosive lately. Getting rid of SCO maven Cam Cameron was a good move.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I appreciate the compliment on my 7:18 post Berger.
    It’s all about growing more NJ 49ers in my family.
    They learned well.
     
    I would be very happy getting Jesse Williams early and maybe adding Bennie Logan or Brandon Williams in the Mid Rd area.
    I’m still doing my ‘Scouting’ on the DE/OLB position.
     
    You talking DT Sheldon Richardson from MO or the kid I mentioned from MO Western St, David Bass?
    I like him as a possible Mid to late Rd pass rusher.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure Fangio will have some new looks for Flacco to contend with.
    I just hope Roman, the newly recognized ‘Mad Scientist’, opens up the Super Secret Super Bowl Surprise Segment of the Playbook.
     
    We have to keep their pass rush on it’s heels and run RayRay into the ground chasing plays.
    Him working against LMJ would be a favorable option for me.
     
    Kruger is a load, I’m considering the 76 Anthony Davis jersey as my attire for the game, just for a little extra Mojo to motivate a good showing in that matchup.

  38. robNo Gravatar says:

    i like jesse williams in 2

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I have not checked out Bass, I was talking about Richardson.
     
    We don’t need anything Super Secret Surprise like on offense. We just need to keep good spacing so the QB has enough good options to choose from and the O-line is not out numbered.
     
    On defense we need to play close man coverage with help over the top and get pressure on Flacco. He is a pocket passer and likes to throw deep. The close man is so he can’t throw quickly, the help over the top is just in case we aren’t getting pressure on him. The running game will be very important to both teams. If one team has that, that team will probably win.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In bizarro world the Rams made an announcement that Rob Ryan would NOT be their Defensive Coordinator.
    Strange to issue a statement denying you’ve hired somebody.
    The normal is just not confirming the hire.

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like SI is saying Ray Lewis used steriods to get back on the field.

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Steroids in football? Mooooooooooooooo . . .

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Deer antler velvet spray? Who the f*ck discovers that deer antler velvet has a natural steroid (IGF-1) in it?
    .
    That’s some serious weird.

  44. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Kwame Harris assaults his boyfriend over soy sauce. Ray Lewis is doing steroids from deer antlers.
     
    When the eff did the Onion take over my sports page?!

  45. robNo Gravatar says:

    GRUMPY

    lol

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Too funny, Gumrp!

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Almost as funny as my fricking fumble-fingers.

  48. robNo Gravatar says:

    yeah CHUCK

    GUMRP is pretty funny ! so is the feeling of being down on the farm when talk of deer antlers with steroids in em’ makes you go
    Mooooooooooooo !

    lol

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It was kind of a take-off of Farms in Berkeley? Moooooooooo!
    .
    Some of you oldsters out there might remember that.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Word is the Niners will work on an Alex Smith trade following the Super Bowl, but if they don’t get enough interest they will release him “out of respect.”

    This of couse is WAY before the start of the FA season March 14th.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Have to stir up some interest Chuck, real or perceived.
    Alex is a commodity under Contract.
    Good guy, hard worker and all that but, he can, and should, garner some interest.
     
    Alex is an instant starter for someone and won’t cost Sam Bradford-like money.
    We should get something for him.
    No way I just grant him his release.
    I’m targeting Cleveland,Buffalo or JAX, with KC as a long shot.
     
    NYJ might be the clowns at the party who go for broke, if Buffalo shows any interest.
    Problem there is the Sanchize guaranteed Contract.
    Cleveland with Norv makes the most sense to me however.
     
    Draft picks are like money in the bank, especially if Baalke can keep finding the talent as he has been.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t think Weeden was an intelligent choice just because of his age coming into the League.
    I actually think Alex is younger.
    I’d have to figure Baalke not only wants a Pick or 2, but he can’t be comfortable about AZ geting the shot to take him on.
    Send him to the AFC anyway you can.

  53. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think Cleve is his best bet. Beyond the fact that he’d ba back with Norv, they have some good young talent and he could do some real good there. Yeah, Smith’s something like 6 months younger than Weeden.
    .
    And I think the Niners will try to make a trade for anyone but the Jets. That would just be piling on. They won’t trade him to AZ either. If he is released, I’d damn near guarantee he goes to AZ.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How about a trade with Cleveland that nets us Ahtyba Rubin for Alex Smith? Rubin is a decent 330 lb NT.

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m with Chuck, maybe a Mid Rd this year, 2 next.
    Depends on the Trade partner.
    All the Teams that need the QB Draft in the Top 10.
    Any coincidence?
     
    Player Trades are rare in the NFL Berger, I think we do better developing from the Draft.
    Quite a few good DL options for us to sift through.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland doesn’t have a 2 this year because they burned it in the Supplemental Draft.
    Buffalo might give up a 2 this year, I’d prefer that of course.
    Baalke will work the options.
    I just don’t feel that we ‘owe’ Alex a release.
    It’s business.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You guys are missing a very obvious choice.
    The Chefs are in need of a QB and Alex Smith fits into what Andy Reid needs in his offense.
    KC will look at Flynn and Smith as alternatives to Cassel and Quinn because they do not want to burn the #1 pick in the draft reaching for a QB.
    A trade I would make is trade Alex Smith and our #2 pick for their #2 pick. That would give you
    picks #32 and #33 in the draft and move you up 31 spots in the second round.
    The roster needs quality over quantity because if they draft 10 players only room for about 5 players.

  58. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IMO, Alex Smith is better than Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer. The Bears and Raiders traded multiple very high picks for those QBs. IMO, they way over paid. Hopefully we can find somebody to over pay like they did.

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh said yesterday that Roman’s offense is revolutionary. I agree that he has revolutionized the Sardine Can Offense. He is the only coach that has run the SCO out of the shot gun since before the 50′ and the Single Wing. Our formation is called the Q.
     
    There are aspects of the Q I do like, mostly when they get the opposing personnel package they like and motion into a spread formation. With motion added, the Q in not necessarily an SCO offense. Having TEs like Davis and Walker and a RB like LMJ help make that so. But call me crazy, Ive always liked to use WRs as WRs. The Pistol with a 3 WR set gives you everything necessary for a good down hill running game and gives a QB good options in the passing game. It is a great base formation.
     
    When Ault invented the Pistol it did not have the read option as part of the offense. That was added a couple of years later to take advantage of personnel, like a guy named Kaepernick.

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The one thing I do like about the bug eye is VD coming out of the backfield guarantees he’s got an LB covering him. There were a couple plays where everyone cleared out of the right side and that left VD wide open for deeper routes. In othe rwords, I don;t mind the pseudo-SCO as long as they play-action out of it. And the have 2 WRs in the formation.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Dad! Are we there yet?

  62. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ask your mom. . . .

  63. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like us beating Mike Nolan chased my buddy NoFear away from here.

  64. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Culliver takes the mantle of stupidest thing to say before the Super Bowl from Randy Moss.

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Stealing this from Dennis:
    .
    The NFL was set to interview the deer that Lewis allegedly received the antler extract from, but the deer was found dead in the woods outside of Atlanta of multiple stab wounds.

  66. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Honest your Honor the damn thing just ran into my knife.

  67. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Check this out. The 49ers had Colin Kaepernick rated as the #1 best player in the draft but took Aldon Smith with the #7 pick, asasuming they could get Kaep in the 2nd round. Pretty darn smart were these guys!
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/30/jim-harbaugh-tipped-his-dad-to-plan-to-draft-kaepernick/

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    When Dalton went at 35, the Niners instantly traded up 9 spots(2nd, 4th, 5th pick) with Denver to get Kappy.

  69. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think they had a little heart attack when Dalton went.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’t the beauty of having the extra Picks.
    If you target a guy and have him slotted too low, you barter your way up.
     
    I like your proposal Bullit.
    Don’t think KC will pass on that 1st Pick option though, too valuable.
    They could use an OT.
    They may slide down for the right offer but, Alex has got to net us, at the very least, a 2nd Rd pick.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I buy your analogy however about getting the extra 2 for Alex and, essentially having our own 1st, (hopefully 32), plus a Top 10 in Rd 2 along with our own 2nd.
    Cleveland burned their 2 in the Supplemental Draft.
    Could we possibly have anyone in mind for their 1st to include Alex as incentive?
    Hard to imagine that happening but….?
     
    I’d also buy into dealing out of our 1st to allow someone to move up.
    Taking a Pick for next year, as we did with NE for Staley wouldn’t shock me either.

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m hoping 1 of those QB needy teams comes through.
    The beauty is they all sit in the Top 10.
    Be great to pull something off.

  73. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think I said a 2 and a 4 a while ago. That dsounds about right to me. I’d take ’em for 2014 though.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In other news, Ron Jeremy hospitalized in LA.
    The 3 legged man is in critical condition with a heart anuerysm.
    There’s a guy with the worlds most sought after job.

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bow chicka bow wow . . .

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    With the SB so close I have shut down anything but current events. The Alex situation and who to draft is not that interesting to me until next week when it will be very interesting. I still appreciate the comments from all, but this game is is starting to consume me. The Hall of Fame voting will be big on Saturday with a bunch of 49ers up! I’ve got lots of barley drinks ready for the week-end!

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Found this piece posted about a JaMarcus story told to Rich Eisen by Warren Sapp during his days with Oakland.
     
    Someone asked (Eisen)about Jamarcus and he relates this story:
    “Warren Sapp once told me this story about Jamarcus.
    The Oakland Raiders — rightfully — suspected he wasn’t really into the concept of working hard on improving his play.
    In other words being a, you know, professional.
    So, one day, as Jamarcus was heading home for the night, the Raiders handed him a DVD of all the plays they said they thought he needed to work on.
    He said he’d watch the DVD and report back in the morning.
    The next day he hands the DVD back to his coaches and says, in essence,
    “I agree with everything you put on there and will work hard to improve.”
    Guess what?
    The DVD they gave him was BLANK. They just wanted to see if he’d merely even take the time to put a DVD into a DVD player and watch it.”

  78. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yikes. Can’t even watch a DVD?
    .
    Good luck with the comeback, Blimpie.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Comebacks from his vantage point are damn near a no brainer Chuck.
     
    When you’re starting at ‘Stupid’ you have no place to go but up.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, he lost 12 pounds from every media reported indication, he immediately qualifies for a spot with Jenny Craig and, can certainly moonlight as a blocking sled in the process.

  81. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    That’s hilarious NJ. What a supreme doofus. I almost feel bad for the team that dropped such a ridiculous amount of money for the guy. Almost. The only thing that could make the story better would be if he was drafted by Dallas.
     
    Berger — I’m entering the same mode — lockdown mode. All the side stories are unsuccessfully trying to distract me from obsessing over how we’ll move the ball and stop their offense. And I don’t care who the MVP is — as long as it’s a Niner.

  82. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, don’t sell Purple Drank short, NJ. He could easily fall into village idiot status.

  83. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck I think he is the Mayor of said village already.

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Barley I’m more concerned with stopping their pass rush and keeping our Offense on the field.
     
    They’re older, played one more Playoff game to get here and, we need to execute plays.
    I’m praying that Roman has some wrinkles to unveil.
    You know Baltimore has some wrinkles to confuse Kaep.
    Hoping our youth and Team speed pay dividends for us.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I want nothing more than to see RayRay trying to catch LMJ and Vernon in the middle of the field while they run for YAC.
    I also predict a couple of Ginn/LMJ related mis-direction plays in that end around ‘Fly’ formation.
    Give them nothing simple to key on.
    Speed,speed and, more speed.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Baltimore devoured us last year thanks to Chilo and Anthony being young and inexperienced.
    This time around we must pound them into exhaustion.

  87. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    We started the game against CIN in 1989 with a reverse (see Chuck’s blog for my nostalgic moment). I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we bust that out early. Gas the geezers.

  88. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13

BYE

11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

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
 
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

LOSERS:
Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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