Demolition Crew

The San Francisco 49ers squeaked by the Buffalo Bills Sunday, edging them 45-3. This was the most balanced offensive beat down in the history of the NFL. 310 yards passing and 311 yards rushing. That is some scary shit, folks — if you’re another team’s DC.

The game was close in the first half, though it shouldn’t have been. Three drives were killed by offensive penalties and one by a Colin Kaepernick fumble. But just when it looked like the team would go into the half with a dangerously thin 10-3 lead, the Bills dropped the ball and Alex Smith took the next snap and hit Michael Crabtree for a 38 yard TD and, essentially, game over.

The second half was just a torturous, brutal drubbing, as ugly a whipping as any team would ever not wish to receive. Although the Jets got one just last week themselves, so maybe there’s a worse pounding awaiting some other team on the Niner schedule. Next week’s game is against the Giants and they can’t possibly squash them, too — can they? Not bloody likely.

Still, with the way the offensive line is playing, you couldn’t bet against it. Alex Boone has quietly done an outstanding job solving the perennial right guard problem and the O-line is fast becoming the cohesive powerhouse their draft status says they should be. In Sunday’s game, Smith had more time to throw than I’ve ever seen him have. We’re talking the kind of time Tom Brady has had for ten plus years. With it, Smith just completely shredded the Bills’ secondary in a nearly perfect display of QBmanship.

Kaepernick has become more than an occasional gimmick, too. He’s now a standard part of the dizzying array of personnel packages Greg Roman throws out there each week, and his role in the offense is constantly expanding. No team has yet figured out how to stop his running. The howitzer to Randy Moss in the Jets game shows opponents that they had better watch the top of their defense when he’s in there, too.

Frank Gore had over a hundred yards, as did Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree. Smith and Kaepernick added 88 yards rushing themselves. The 621 yards of offense was the highest total in 49er franchise history. And the defense allowed only three points, after allowing none last week. Bloggers have clamored for Jim Harbaugh to put the pedal to the metal and stay away from these nerve-wracking end game cliff hangers, and the past two weeks they have gotten their wish.

With TD passes to Crabtree, Kyle Williams, and Mario Manningham, the offense has now become more than just the Smith & Vernon show. Which it was the last time the Giants played the Niners last January.

The game was not without its poignant moments, however. Long after the game ended, in a far corner of the Candlestick parking lot, the dwindling membership of the Smith Grumblers Club was seen hauling down this year’s anti-Smith banner: SMITH CAN’T THROW DEEP! Oh yes he can. Yes, indeed. With deadly accuracy. In fact, as dawn breaks over the horizon Monday morning, there atop the NFL passer ratings after five games is none other than our own QB, sporting a 108.7 QBR.

But Smith was not completely perfect Sunday, registering a 156.2 QBR out of a possible 158.3. So this week’s treasure hunt will send the eagle-eyed anti-Smithers off burning the DVR midnight oil searching for that missing 2.1 flaw in his game. Good luck, fellas!

In the meantime, either the AFC East has some truly dreadful teams, or this 49er team is fast becoming an offensive juggernaut. We’ll know more after next Sunday’s game against the Giants.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Matt Barrows Alex Smith’s injury is to the middle finger of his throwing hand. He sprained it
    on his last pass of the day throwing to Vernon Davis.

  2. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    WOW…was that impressive or what? Imagine that, we’re talking about how great the Niners OFFENSE is…. this team is complete…PERIOD! What the hell are we going to do with the draft next year….we can’t use the kids we drafted this year….As for Smith…i hope that finger doesn’t become a problem. The kid deserves a chance to shine …..and get some recognition…go NINERS!!!

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore needs 632 yards to become the all time 49ers rushing leader.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If you watched the Texas/W VA game I think our LBs let us down
    as the WV RB ripped the D for 160 yds. They just got blocked out of too many plays and didn’t fill.
    Also some of the DBs didn’t attack
    the person with the ball and when you stand there waiting for a move
    you’re going to grab air.
    Too many times they tried to tackle high which resulted in broken tackles rather than taking the legs out.
    Geno Smith will be taken over Barkley. The Chefs will trade up for him.
    This weekend we face OU another team with a very good little back in Brandon Williams.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vega$ has the Niners as a 7 point favorite at thye start of the week.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Is there a team with a decent defense in the Big-12? I did like the Texas D-line on Satuday but they had their hands full with Geeno.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    After destroying the Nyets and the Breaths I hope our team doesn’t get too full of themselves. Remember the Vikings game!

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Difference is the payback factor.
    They have Manningham, Jacobs and Kyle Williams there to keep driving that point.
    I do not think they will be flat for any of the next 3 games.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Was it Aaron Rodgers or was it Joe Philbin that was the master mind of that great Packer offense? I still don’t know, but the question gets louder each week. It is looking like a good coach is important to a QB having success.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Good point, Berg. Packers O hasn’t looked in sync since Philbin’s kid drowned last year.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Our D-line does not seem to be generating much pass rush this year, which is a concern. The Bills were missing 2 starters on their line, lost 2 more during the game, but we only had 1 sack.

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No problem here giving Alex props when he’s earned them. He hit on big plays, he hit some deep balls, he had touch when needed, he stood in the pocket and took some hits to make plays and he was as accurate as I’ve ever seen him for the entire game.
    I’m not quite as giddy about it as say Skeebers but he had a great game. The Bobs quitting around halftime didn’t hurt our game stats and I would like to see more games where Alex does just some of the things he showed yesterday and against better defenses.
    It was the perfect game to get the NYGs wondering what they’ll face next weekend. We got to try some plays, some dumb mistakes didn’t cost us and all in all the kind of home showing every team hopes for.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There’s something to be said about Harbaugh’s balanced offense
    Four NFC teams that were expected to contend are struggling because they have become too predictable
    and have not or cannot establish a rushing attack. Those teams are the Aints, Lions, Packers and the Cowgurls. They will soon be joined by the Cards who also share
    the anemic rushing label.
    Last night although they won the game, the Aints managed 45 yards rushing and 1 first down rushing.

  14. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    So I’ve have been clamoring for a deeper passing game and voila! Alex has his best and most complete game tossing the rock downfield.
    I am now officially clamoring for another SB win.

  15. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    What a wonderful drubbing. Playing against minor league football teams, we’re doing what we need to do — beat them 78-3. I can’t believe we surrendered 3 points. Sunday was Funday for niner fans. Thoroughly enjoyable.
    There is no way they will get too high on themselves going into the NYG game. No way. Both weeks they’ve noticed the other team giving up in the 2nd half. They KNOW that the NYG are formidable. They LOST to them in the Championship game and I bet to a man that sticks in their craw. No, they will come to play. Motivated. Focused.
    *We do need to get the pass rush going, but somehow, I’m guessing that they will be VERY hungry and do much, much better getting after Manning.
    *I would love for Smith to have as much time to throw as the OL gave him yesterday, but that’s unlikely. He’ll be under more pressure next week.
    *It’s hard to underestimate how important confidence is. Alex just got a big injection of it yesterday. Unless his finger really hampers him, I think he’ll play very well next week.
    *As impressive as the offensive showing was, and the statistics and records demand recognition, the Bills DO have offensive firepower, and that we kept them to a paltry 3 points is truly impressive.
    *The NFC Worst is now the NFC Best. 4-1,4-1,3-2,3-2.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    “2.1 flaw in his game” totally unacceptable. Lol.
    Hey that was one fun game to watch. Maybe it’s time for the OL to get Rolex’s again. It is so nice to see a precision passing game and that’s is what we had yesterday.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Our pass rush was stymied at the beginning because we were playing very loose coverage. The Breaths QB was getting the ball out quick because we gave them that. Somewhere in the first half we went to press coverage and the pressure came. Fitzpatrick was still getting the out quickly, but they were no longer effective.
    Expect a lot of nickel and dime defense vs the Giants.

  18. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, Yeah it seemed at first like we were playing a form of prevent. I hope we don’t keep that stuff up for long. Maybe it’s tactic to lull them into thinking we are asleep.

  19. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Conventional wisdom would say that this game will be close. Maybe I’m still just luxuriating in the 2-week stomping of teams-not-that-good, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we actually kicked the Giants a**. Not a 30-40 point crush but something like a 38-17.

  20. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the scenario for next week:
    * Smith passes for 260 yds and 3 TDs
    * We rush for 185 yds and 2 TDs
    * We sack Manning 5x and pick him off 3x
    * After the last pick, midway through the 4th quarter, the fans take up the chant, “We want Carr! We want Carr!”, thus proving the best team and sense of humor, reside in SF.

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    barley- Have you tried an IPA 395?

  22. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Berger — yes! It’s one of the more unique IPAs out there. I think it’s Mammoth, right? They use some juniper, IIRC, which also speaks to my gin addiction.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yes. It is Mammoth, it is juniper and it is also sage. I have juniper and sage growing wild all over the place next to my yard. The first swig I tasted took me aback as it immediatly reminded me of what it smells like after it rains around here. It is my current favorite, but my favorite seems to change about once or twice per year. Last year it was Dead Guy Ale. Last Winter and Spring, the batch was the best of theirs I’ve had.

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, IPA 395 does not taste anything like a normal IPA.

  25. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, we played nickel defense the whole game. Sopoaga might have seen four plays. I don’t think we sent more than our front four on any play to get to the QB. In fact I don’t think we even sent an OLB on the few times we had a front three. I really can’t remember a single blitz. BUF used some six and seven man protections on deep routes. They did a pretty good job protecting their QB but it didn’t look like we were trying too hard to pound on him. J.Smith drew the double-team whether he was inside or outside.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks came, and was left unblocked, on that one sack. Can’t remember the defensive formation but I’m assuming it was 3-4.

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Barleyfreak, I hope you’re right as much as I hope we don’t start reading our own press from the last two games.
    I haven’t heard if they expect Nicks to be back for our game but Bradshaw seems to be fully recovered and Manning has a lot of targets even without Nicks.
    Until yesterday’s game I would have bet we featured our running attack, but now I wouldn’t be surprised if we try to exploit their secondary.

  28. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We have to get Eli out of rhythm or it’s gonna be a long day. But as long as we can give Alex some time we still should come out of this one.

  29. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That was a 4-2 nickel front, Chuck. In their wide, wide set where the two OLBs Brooks and A.Smith are lined up outside the tackles or TEs. It looked like the Bills RG pulled trying to sell the run fake and the C and T both blocked RayMac. Probably the TE should have chipped and/or the tackle should have blocked him.
    Friend of mine in Sandpoint, ID had a black lab and a white lab, both named Jake.

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, on thet play it looked like Buff thought Brooks would go inside and bite on the fake run to the left. As it was, Fitz ended up right in his lap.
    I might have to watch this game again.
    Jozie’s the black lab and Maggie’s the white. Funny, I met a yellow lab named Jake yesterday. 5 year old rescue. 110 lbs, and he wasn’t fat at all. I’m thinking Maggie might get close to 100 based on her giant legs and paws at this age.

  31. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I think both teams will pressure the QB this week. The difference may be our ability to still play the run very well even in our nickel set – Gore can take the edge off that NYG pressure. I’m not convinced the Giants’ can pass rush and still stop him.

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I sure would like to see Jacobs get into this game. That 1st aond goal fail in the 1st quarter was a bit dishertening.
    The rest? Well, that was cool . . .

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Jumbo pckage and running up the middle is just plain dumb. The QB and RB have to be taken out of the equation for blocking. So basically there are 9 bocking 11 in a bunch formation. Try driving your car through an 11 car pile up. It doesn’t work. Even with 9 cars in front of you. It just creates more traffic. Spread the formation to run up the middle. The success rate will be much higher.

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Only lab I ever had was half wolf. Good dog. Would lead the chorus when the coyotes were singing and had a bad habit of chewing porcupine quills whenever he could. Got a picture of him somewhere with a full beard of them. I wouldn’t have traded him for a Hawkens rifle, as the saying goes.

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sanchez just threw a TD pass against the Texans. They must feel humiliated.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Defense follows Tukuafu and stops him in the hole like they did Norris and stuffs the run.
    With Miller to block he is quick enough to sneak out for a pass.
    You’re right that Jumbo formation limits your options.
    Yukuafu sometimes whiffs on his block due to quickness of the D.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’d rather have Kappy in the Pistol or spread. The D could not load anything. Don’t if the RB or the QB is running or if it is a pass. Blocking becomes more of a one on one situation with a lot of space for a good runner to maneuver. Even without a QB like Kap it still gives a good RB more room to maneuver with a lot more one on one blocking match-ups.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    At least fake the up=the-middle shit and go wide. In the bunched formation.

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, didn’t we do that with Alex on the bootleg in the 4th quarter? Worked pretty well IIRC.

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Harder to fake it if you never run it.

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    On my fantasy team, I start Alex last week and he gets me about 7 points. Schaub got about 40 on the bench. I start Schaub this week instead of Alex., He gets me about 13 points and Alex gets me 44 on the bench. If Alex does this when I bench him I’m thinking of benching him again vs the Giants!

  42. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    NF – if we keep faking it, and establish that outside threat, then it will be that much easier to actually go inside, too.
    The trick is, to be able to do it all. Keep the bastards guessing. Make them defend the whole field, make them lose everywhere.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have waived Eric Bakhtiari
    per Maiocco in a move to activate LB Clark Haggans now that he;s served his suspension for the DUI.

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, we did that, Grump. But not down on the goal line. The best play Nolan ever ran in his life was a fake up the middle pitch to Morgan (I think) with time running out vs AZ opening day 2007.

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Right Grumpy. Actually I love that play. So many options from the same formation. We examined that play in pictures a while back. Power I formation with extra O-lineman as TEs.
    Alex is very good at the exchange, fake or real, to Gore on the bootleg. Alex has given the ball to the fullback, the running back, faked to Gore then passed it to him, rolled out and run, rolled out and hit Davis in the far corner.
    Most of the time when it fails it’s because we are running it up the middle and the defenders on the line get under our linemen.
    Iupati can pull quickly or push three guys sideways if he doesn’t get cut. Gore and FB in the backfield, Davis on the end, extra beef on both sides or Walker and beef, it’s tough to defend when we play it well regardless of which option is called. And like you say, make it different every time and they will hate to defend it because they have so much to defend they’ll have to guess and hope to get lucky.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- I was at that game. IIRC, the ball went to Arnez Battle.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, Grumpy- Even those ideas are much better than just running up the middle out of Jumbo every time.

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like NJ49er couldn’t find the 2.1 yet.

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I noticed in the 3rd quarter, Smith’s footwork was sloppy on one of the plays. He’ll need to clean that up if we’re going to win the SB.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Some of the Posse have disappeared
    but they’ll be back when Alex Smith throws his next pick.
    Others have developed amnesia and are on the bandwagon for now.
    They seem to have forgotten that
    our support for Smith was a whitewash of the facts and that Smith was only capable of throwing 6 yard passes and John Taylor wouldn’t have helped.
    Like I said before look at the predictions list. I expect 3 more and you 4.
    The posse will come back again and repeat the cycle.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When I say 3 and 4 I am referring to losses for the season.
    Hopefully we exceed expectations
    and gain home field advantage.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Packers are in a world of hurt. Their RB Cedric Benson might be out for the season.
    He was their running game.
    The Cards lost their #2 back Ryan Williams for the year. Their #1 Beanie Wells won’t come off IR until end of Nov.
    Would you trade Dixon to the Pack for a #2 draft pick considering we almost cut him in Sept?

  53. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t want to trade Dixon at all. He is good insurance for injuries and good on special teams. But for a #2 pick, of course I would trade him. I doubt the Paxckers would consider that.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It was predictable that when Alex has a great game the comments are down. Alex having a bad game is a gift to anybody running a 49er blog. What surprised me was kind words from NoFear. He mst be drinking better beer. NJ could not get himself to compliment without the old, nice to see he is improving or learning routine. Or what most come back with, the coach is doing wonders. I laugh at that because I always said it was the coaching. I took massive grief for that and now he is better because of the coaching. You think?

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    With Jacobs healthy that makes Dixon a Special Teams player.
    That #2 pick would be around
    #50 on.
    LaMichael James is our insurance policy in the event of injury.
    I realize it’s wishful thin king on my part. Packers might do it since Greg Jennings is also hurt and their passing attack is not
    as efficient as in the past.

  56. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Christ, don’t hurt yourselves patting each other on the back, guys.
    Yeah, I think you are right, Bergs. That was Battle. I get Battle, Streets, and Morgan mixed up sometimes.
    Bullit, James and Dixon are not interchageable parts. Dixon is a ST standout. James is much too small for that role.
    Frankly, Constanza is sorely missed on ST. Cartwright was supposed to take his place, but he was cut.

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Is Jacobs healthy? Haven;t seen him play a down yet.
    Bergs, it’s pretty funny that you take exception to NJ’s Alex comments when you admittedly were on the fence for 6 years.

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    It would take more than one or even two bad games for me to seriously criticize Alex at this point. At this point he has worked himself into the conversation for top ten QBs in the NFL. He still isn’t Brady or Rodgers but he has come a long way. He’s earned the right to have an occasional off game during the season. I also doubt he’ll lead the league in passing, because that is not really our style of play. But I’d be willing to bet he’s in the top 10 in QBR this year, maybe the top 5. And I think a Pro Bowl could be in his future. It just feels like this could be the year for him.

  59. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Copied from Blankface at the Insider:
    “The 49ers’ third-down conversion rate has climbed from 29.4 percent last season to 39.6 percent his season. Their red zone touchdown percentage has climbed from 40.7 percent to 64.7 percent.” – ESPN
    Efficiency. That’s what a QB needs in this offense. I said all off-season that only a modest improvement in efficiency, in moving the chains and in scoring, would make up for the dropoff in turnovers, and put us over the top. Right now, it’s looking like we have as good a shot as anyone.

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Something cogent on the Insider? Is V still smearing his shit all over that blog? It’s a hard place to deal with since they put up new threads every 10 minutes and you have trolls like that hanging around.

  61. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And yeah, I’m with you ion that, Grump. I don’t think Alex stays in the top spot, but top 5? Sure.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, we all wanted more offense and it looks like we’re getting it.

  63. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- You are correct. It is fair to rib me for not getting off the fence until last year. But because of the grief I took before and since, payback is too fun to shell out amongst friends! Anybody is welcome to join the party. It is fun to win and have a good QB.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Dixon plays ST but has done nothing special but get called for a block in the back.
    He has 2 assisted tackles in 5 games.
    Like I said if Jacobs he’ll be 4th string. I do not eprct James to play the special teams role as Dixon.
    Give me a 2nd rd pick and he’s yours and then I’d replace him on ST with Cartwright and bring James up to backup RB if anyone was hurt.
    Anyway you promised to throw a parade for me and give me a statue. Hyuyk Hyuk Hyuk

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    2nd rd pick for Dixon and James becomes 4th string RB
    Can’t type

  66. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, there were plenty of us saying that they needed to control the ball better and improve their 3rd down conversion rate. And we’ve been saying the passing game needs to be more than the 6 yard outs they were so fond of last year. Yes, getting MM and RM helped, and getting a preseason out of Crabs was key in the overall WR production. Which has gone from non-existent to, well, decent.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still up to last week the posse was going after Alex Smith after a 34-0 win listing what a crap QB he was and that even a John Taylor couldn’t help.
    When you make stupid remarks there are consequences.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Please tell me where this 6 yard number came from?
    Last year Alex Smith averaged 11.7 yards per completion and Crabtree 12.1 yds per reception.
    Where did this myth start and why do you keep repeating it?

  69. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t be surprised at my comments Berger. They weren’t kind words as much as facts. I’ve always said I would give Alex credit if he plays well. Maybe it surprises you because you would never let anyone say anything critical about his worst game without filling the blog with why it wasn’t Alex’s fault and why it was everybody else’s fault and anyone seeing anything different is stupid or a hater.
    Alex had a good game. That might be an indicator of things to come or it might just be one good game agaisnt a pretty bad team. It certainly doesn’t instantly erase a pro career of shitty quarterbacking in my mind.
    Some know-it-alls can’t live without everyone supporting their point of view no matter how ridiculous or how often it changes.
    That better?

  70. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh shut up, Bullit. Cherry-picking again. Yards per completion includes yards gained by the WR after the catch. Yards per attempt is where the pass is caught (or not). Career-wise Smith is 6.5.
    7.1 last year (17th in the league).
    A better number this year in 7.9 puts him 6th.
    That’s where I got the number.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just like the person who predicted this Niner team would go 8-7-1.
    That means it’s gonna be a rocky road as we’ll go 4-6-1 to finish
    if we believe your prediction.
    So who has a shittier record?
    Mike Nolan 18-37 as a head coach?
    Alex Smith 36-35 as a starting QB?

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, I’m a little wrong with the explanation, YPA is attempts / yards. YPC is completions / yards.
    According to you a QB who goes 2-20 for 60 yards (30 ypc; 3 ypa) is doing better than a QB who goes 8-10 for 100 (12.5 ypc; 10 ypa).

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Who are you trying to fool here?
    Career numbers based on yards per attempt
    Tom Brady 7.7
    Peyton Manning 7.5
    Drew Brees 7.4
    Joe Montana 7.4
    Steve Young 8.0

    Who’s cherry picking? How relevant is the number you’re using to put down Alex Smith?

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who predicted a tie?

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Smith’s career YPA is 6.5. Get it?
    Are all those people on your list considered elite QBs? Yes. Is Smith on that list? No. Not sure what your point is, there, skippy. But you made a big point for me. Thanks.
    I’m not putting Alex down, you ignorant slut. I’m merely pointing out that he’s improving his YPA. Hmmm, are his wins going up as well?
    (cue Jeopardy music)

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You laughed at me earlier this year when I said Crabtree’s game like Owens was YAC.
    YAC is what the West Coast Offense is all about.
    Those 60 yard in the air bombs
    are the Al Davis Raiduh vertical passing game started by the Mad Bomber Daryl Lamonica
    Throwing the long ball takes 7 step drops and over 5 seconds for your receivers to travel 50 yds downfield. That’s not WCO.

  77. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yards per completion is akin to total yards. Great for fantasy football but in the NFL yards don’t always equal wins.
    Quick, name the last passing leader to win it all. One of his records was recently broken.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You seem to missing the point last week when posters were laughing at Smith for being incompetent and throwing 6 yard passes.
    You shouldn’t interject yourself into a discussion that you don’t understand. The swipe at Smith was even John Taylor couldn’t help Smith improve. The focus of the discussion was supporting cast
    and would it help.
    My point was to have Rice, Taylor, Clark, John Frank/Brent Jones/Russ Francis, Roger Craig and Rathman would not hurt.
    They were all on the roster of the 1987 Niner team.
    That was the discussion.

  79. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I laugh at you all the time, skippy. Keep changing the argument until you run yourself into the corner.
    You are comparing Owens to Crabs? THAT is laughable.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You have been almost fair in the Alex Smith discussion so you need get defensive here.
    I’m talking about some of the chickens who flew the coop. Cue Foghorn Leghorn.

  81. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you asked me where the 6 yard number came from. I gave it to you. I’m not talking about the 1987 team, skippy. You pulled that one out of your ass.
    As usual, you are tilting at the wrong windmill with a broken toothpick.
    Tilt away, Don Quidlido. Stare into my puppy’s eyes. It’ll calm you down.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Like a bull in a china shop you just jump in not knowing what you’re getting yourself into

    I posted this the other day
    “October 6th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I’ll submit this question

    If you were a QB which set of players would give you the greatest chance at success and better stats?

    A) Braylon Edwards, Crabtree,K williams. Vernon Davis, B Miller and Gore
    B) Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Dwight Clark, John Frank/Brent Jones, Rathman and Craig

    Just keeping it real

    Still clueless?

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry if I can’t keep up with the voices in your head, Bullit.
    I answered the question you asked at 11:19 am today.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Can you ever have a discussion without the personal attacks?
    The one time i mentioned what goes on in your head you went apeshit like Barret Robbins.
    You know I can go there if I choose to.
    I prefer to make points without
    the vitrol.

  85. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why? OK, I’ll take this one. Because I answered your question that you asked me, and you call me out for not answering one you asked 3 days ago.
    Like I said, I can’t keep up with the voices inside your head. If you can’t take a little blog heat, then stop overreacting to anything and everything.
    Good day, sir (or ma’am).

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You are the guy that said. Facts?
    This is a blog and not the Encyclopedia Britanica. So basically your just full of crap
    just like Mitt.

  87. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Waiter… more popcorn!

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looking at the false premise of 6 yard outs last year, I’ll take that if it gets you 14 wins and into the NFC Championship Game in a rookie coach’s first year like last season.
    If everything is clicking well on the team you just might make it to the Super Bowl.
    The trick is to get there.
    Montana tried 13 times and made it to 4.
    Dan Fouts a HOF QB never made it that far.

  89. robNo Gravatar says:

    crabs = rac

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I just went through this afternoon’s discussion and realized that Chuck doesn’t know what YAC is. He keeps talking about yards per completion and attacking me.
    FYI Chuck YAC is Yards After Catch
    and is a receiving stat.

  91. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Much better. I hardly knew ye!

  92. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, the voices in your head are snoring, Redbull. Yards per completion compared to yards per attempt, fumbduck. You asked me where the 6 yards came from. I gave you the answer. Now you bring in 37 other arguments with the nimrods in your head and make up some other shit to refute things I’m not saying.
    According to you a QB who goes 2-20 for 60 yards (30 ypc; 3 ypa) is doing better than a QB who goes 8-10 for 100 (12.5 ypc; 10 ypa).
    So, care to comment on the real issue, not your made-up straw-man?
    Let me refresh your pin-head (Lord, why do I waste my time with this?).
    bullit Says:
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Please tell me where this 6 yard number came from?
    Last year Alex Smith averaged 11.7 yards per completion and Crabtree 12.1 yds per reception.
    Where did this myth start and why do you keep repeating it?
    Alex Smith’s career YPA is 6.5.
    Get it? THIS year it is 7.9.
    As his YPA has gone up, so have his wins. This isn’t rocket surgery, skippy. Pull your head out and start breathing fresh air.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Don’t worry Lunatic fringe
    again this discussion was already happening 3 days ago and you happened to use the same 6 yard number
    Winder posted this
    October 6th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    We don’t have a receiver on the team that’s as good as Taylor was at present. But then we don’t really know because we don’t throw much over 6 or 7 yard passes.

    Rocket surgery??? Getting a little agitated there Barret Robbins? LMAO!

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs / Berger Alex 2.1?
    It’s still Alex.
    He just played a monster game in comparison to what I saw in NJ vs. the NYJ.
    He made throws this week that missed badly the week before.
    He’s our QB, I expect perfection.
    When he’s doing things like this consistantly, we’ll be SB favorites without question.
    I used the analogy that he needs more reps to perfect the timing.
    We went after deeper stuff 2 weeks in a row which I think, plays to my point.
    I have no problems making compliments Berger,I don’t do them left-handedly as you seem to suggest.
    Alex did a much better job this week over last.
    I want to see him continue making ALL the throws.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I did leave this post at the end of the previous thread –
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    Why so Berger?
    He needed this type of game to sharpen timing.
    Be nice to see him hit some deep stuff vs. NY next week.
    Each week is a learning opportunity.
    He needs to be firing on all cylinders with every WR and every route we have if we’re expected to be dominant in January.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, missed your piece of that exchange Berger –
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    Alex having such a great game will definitely cut down on the comments.

  97. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Who love ya! I’m busting your chops. Admit it, Alex is a good QB. That was a great picture you sent me of you grand kids 1st game!

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thx Berger, he loved it!
    Alex is doing what I wanted to see him do.
    Get time to throw and, slice up a Defense.
    We have plenty of weapons this time around to give the GMen some things to be concerned about.
    This is our litmus test for who takes over the conversation for the Team to beat in the NFC.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For us, we’d better be ready to stop the NYG on the ground.
    Not sure we can play without Ice or Patrick in favor of coverage.

  100. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If Alex has a sprained finger we might not see him at all Sunday.
    bullit – That Oct 6th post was more about someone who compared our present day WR’s with Rice, Taylor, ETC. What I was really saying was no one knows how good our WR’s really are because we basically dink-a-long all game. Tru, it has been a winning formula for over a year now but we really don’t know what good passing attack looked like until the Buffalo game. That was a very good passing attack. It was not meant to be a personal attack on anyone but just one of my observations.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  102. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said, Bullit, I can’t keep up with the voices in your head.
    Just shut up already.
    Rocket surgery is a joke, you simpleton. As usual, it’s too subtle for your pea brain.

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
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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
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Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
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