Dickhead Owners Game

The Cowboys come to town Sunday for exhibition game number two. This should provide an excellent opportunity for Jed York to get some tips from Jerry Jones on the fine art of ego-driven self-destruction.

The first string offense only played five downs against Houston, so there’s not enough data to pan them properly. Perhaps they’ll put in a quarter against the Cowboys and we can commence picking through the rubble.

The first string defense put in a bit more time, getting burned for a long TD, giving up a long drive to inside the five, then proved remarkably stout with a seven play goal line stand.

Backup QB Blaine Gabbert looked pretty good out there, leading the team on a 99 yard TD drive. If he keeps that up over the next three games, maybe we can add Quarterback Controversy to the list of dysfunctional elements of this year’s team. I can almost hear the cries now from a half empty stadium: “We want Gabby! We want Gabby!”

Former DC Vic Fangio‘s defenses rarely gave up big plays. That won’t be the case with Eric Mangini‘s defense. Big plays will be a staple of each game. We’ll get to see the backs of 49er DB jerseys chasing after WRs all year long.

The Cowboys have a terrific offensive line, which should have provided a decent test to the Niner D-line, but three of them are currently injured and will miss the game. I suppose you could look at it like a reverse kind of test. If the Niner D guys DON’T dominate the Cowboys’ backups, it will not be a good sign. For those of you looking for good signs, that is, groping forward with the faint hopes that this season won’t be a laughable disaster.

All around the league, players are dropping like flies and limping off the field and onto the IR lists, but we’re three weeks into Training Camp and the Niners have yet to incur a single meaningful injury. Amazing. It’s like the gods of football have decided to make this the healthiest year in 49er history — just to make sure there are no excuses for finishing dead last in the NFC West. Cruel.

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  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Kap needs more work with the first string offense during pre-season games. Last year they tried the same strategy, keep him healthy at the expense of working with the offense against other teams. This will not get him and the new offense ready for the season.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One can always count on Chuckles to be Mr Alter the Facts and the king of hyperbole and hypocrisy.

    He says “Bullit starts all the bullshit and he has for 8 years now.”

    Was there a 49er blog in 2007? This BS of changing the facts and embellishing with juvenile use of hundreds and thousands is silly but apparently hyperbole makes wea points appear plausable.

    Chuckles doesn’t think what he posts or said in the past is “fair game”. Wonder why? He is always flip flopping and changing his point of view. When he is called on it he’s in denial. When you show him exactly what he said he gets upset.
    Time for someone to grow up and own what he says. Otherwise consider it all BS and a waste of time.
    That’s how things are in Pyongyang, N.K. chapter and it seems to bug the just appointed Mayor of Pyongyang, Berger.
    Funny that berger talks about BS and changing the facts when he is chief lackey to the guy that does it everyday.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The apologists in Pyonyang N.K. chapter F.B. making fun on Harbaugh’s methods of calling plays.

    Check out what Eric Mangini says about how defensive plays are called in 2015.

    “We’ve heard a lot about how the offense, from offensive coordinator Geep Chryst to quarterbacks coach Steve Logan to the huddle, how does it work for the defense?

    “Well, I’ll get the personnel from, [defensive assistant] Mick Lombardi actually did it this weekend with [senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach] Jason Tarver in the booth and [defensive assistant Ejiro Evero] EJ was in the booth as well. So, Mick is giving me the personnel, Jason will confirm that, Jason will also talk about down and distance. They’ll both be looking at substitutions. So, that comes on to me, I’ll make the call into the players. [Linebackers coach] Clancy [Pendergast] and [secondary coach] Tim [Lewis] have been both working on personnel in terms of getting the right guys in and out. And then after the play, everybody’s tied into a different person where Jason can work with the front seven, I can work with either the front seven or with the back end and up in the booth you’ve got Mick who’s been working the secondary, EJ’s been working with the linebackers so that each position is covered up top and below and then we have different ways to line two on one. Little bit like air traffic control.”

    Mangini mentions six coaches involved in every play call.

    I don’t think the apologists realize how sophisticated pro football has become especially with personnel groupings.
    If a player gets hurt someone has to monitor if you have the substitute for that grouping. On every play they are changing 3 or 4 players so the simple minds in Pyongyang N.K. can’t grasp that this is more than a 2 man job.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I agree. In the past I always thought it was more important for Kap to get the work under hostile conditions which is a lot different than running plays against your own defense.
    Kap needs to play at least one series into the second half and have Gabbert play until the 5 minute mark of the 4th quarter.
    Tompson might be practice squad a best an if I wee Baalke I would have brught in another QB baed on last week’s performance.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN article on Chris Borland’s retirement and it is peppered with conspiracy theories.


    Before his retirement was made public the 49er F.O. did this
    “Instead of announcing Borland’s retirement, the team sent him a bill — an unsubtle reminder that he’d have to return most of his $617,436 signing bonus if he followed through.”

    Despite the PR the wheels were in motion to recover his salary before any press release.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A simpleton mind like Chuckles can’t possibily comprehend how many coaches it takes t get the offensive packages and personnel in the game.
    Mangini has revealed it takes the defense 6 coaches so easily 6 coaches are involved in getting the correct packages and players into the game.

    Chuckles laughs but anybody who’s watched football sees it’s a fire drill and cannot be handled by just 2 coaches.

    Pyongyang N.K. chapter will go into denial over this but in the end one guy in the booth and one guy on the sideline cannot orchestrate the constant change but instead of the truth the Pyongyong Supreme leader will be dismissive or g into denial.
    If you’re looking for football knowledge Pyongyang N.K. chapter FB is a wasteland where clowns go to make barnyard noises.

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I gotta admit you are entertaining.

    skeebs- bravo on your coaching acumen. But, I still wouldn’t read to much into the second preseason game.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Six delay of game penalties are really a non issue.

    Too much time spent on nothing.

  9. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    All those “numbers guys” over in the barnyard like to make a huge issue with numbers they think suit their narrative.

    Of the six delay penalties charged to Kaepernick last year, three were in the same game (Raiders) and two were against the Eagles, which game we won. Not much of an impact win/loss wise by any measure.

    You might be just a bit late in coming to the conclusion that most of the population in the barnyard have a problem with knowledge and facts. At least a couple of them think the coaches film is just a device used to thwart their idiotic theories. Yeah, it does that pretty well, too.

    Folks who don’t want to know what really happened. What’s the word for that?

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The all-22 coaches film will be the tell on CK. A lot of shit thrown around on the Homer blog. I hate throwing out this phrase often but it just fits. If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance them baffle them with bullshit.

    We face a lot of teams that field just what we cannot handle yet, a competent passing attack. NY Giants, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons are weak on D but we will lose.

    Can’t wait for the regular season and reading the all-22 coaches film baring all. That is the meat, not the getting the plays off in time vomit.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ellington #106, Martavis Bryant #118. Steelers in week 2. I believe Bryant is tall but thin. Would have taken Bryant over the short, bursty Ellington. He is athletic with some character issues.

    Big Ben will make Bryant look better than CK would. This is a direct judgement on TB drafting of WR’s.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of the Raiduh game…

    Last year’s Raiduh game was tied at haftime 10-10.

    Kap made the Cardinal sin of engaging in trash talking and a shouting match with Raiduh Sio Moore coming off the field.
    Apparently Moore got into Kap’s head because he did not play well in the second half. Kap should know better than to get baited into this nonsense by an opponent’s defense.


    Clearly Kap was not enjoying the post game press conference


  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers have traded TE Derek Carrier to Washington for a fifth-round pick.”

  14. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Sparano and Tarver found a chink in the Harbaugh armour?
    Get into the QBs head?

  15. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I think Oakland out Coached us last year quite frankly.

  16. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    As did the Rams

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t like the Carrier trade. He was a joker TE and worth more on the trade market. Why did TB allow a glut of TE and the resulting fire sale. He had speed and hands. Not his fault he was stuck with CK, Roman, and Harbaugh.

    Raider presser had CK as easy example for a reading body language 101 class.

  18. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    A UDFA TE with back problems for a 5Th in a crowded field ain’t terrible.
    I thought VD would have made sense as he’s a DC guy.

  19. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Andy Lee is 40 but has multiple Pro Bowls to his credit. He went for a 7th. Carrier is a backup and went for a 5th (Of course, it is Dan Snyder’s team). I guess I’d make a lousy GM cuz I don’t understand it.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    As soon as Baalke drafted Pinion, Lee became virtually a free agent.

  21. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I think Pinion was Drafted to provide Lee an out Skeebs.
    Money not withstanding.

  22. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So essentially we didn’t even get a 7th for Lee. It only makes sense if he wanted out for his personal reasons.

  23. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Moved a big Contract with Lee RT.
    Money that could extend Boone or VD?

  24. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Pro Bowlers make big contracts. Plus, how’s his big contract stack up with the one owned by a guy who hasn’t ever seen the field (Gabbert)?

  25. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert as a back up QB isn’t much above the going rate.

  26. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    He’s probably better than RG III too on a dollar for dollar basis 😀

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I guess it comes down to whether you think Pinion will be good enough and around long enough to justify trading known quality for youth. I didn’t see anything in his college stats to make me believe he’s Ray Guy Lite. I’ll wait and see; I have no choice, do I?

  28. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    We’re all in the same boat there RT
    It’s about youth/potential/contract values in this game.
    But low
    Sell high

  29. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    DC will likely but high sell low with RG III
    Just to make you feel better

  30. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Buy high that is…

  31. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s hope Pinion is doing more KOs than Punts
    Offense is the issue
    Need more points production

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two things bug me about the trade of Lee and drafting of Pinion.
    Pinion was drafted way too soon. For some reason Baalke drafted him in 5th round. He was the only punter/kicker drafted.
    Second the draft pick for Lee is in 2017. Browns wouldn’t give Niners a 7th rd pick in 2016.

  33. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Carrier went for a conditional 2017 5th. Ninja my ass. Fire sale to get rid of surplus he created. What was so urgent to make a trade like this now. Who did they prefer on the 53.

    Anyway need picks for all the exits this offseason.

  34. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke’s an idiot. The guy you trade is Vance McDonald. But Baalke doesn’t want to further damage his reputation as a talent evaluator. The 49ers are gonna suck for as long as Baalke’s the GM, and Jed York is the owner. Who cares what Niner homers like Rob and NJ have to offer regarding optimistic 49er futures.

  35. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing wrong with Rob or NJ but that’s just my opinion. We will likely be weak this year and that’s my opinion too. Both on O and on D. I’m on record as calling for a 7-9 season but then I’m an optimist. That was before A Davis, P Willy, Bore-me-to-death-Land, Aldon, etc. Now 6-10 more likely.

    Huge but = opinions aside it will all be revealed on the field and not on blogs or in the weak kneed media.

    This for sure = entertainment aplenty to be had listening to the already started explanations on ‘why we don’t suck’.

    On The Field…

  36. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree we should have dumped V McDonald but Balkey wants to keep his guy. Don’t believe V Mac will ever help us win anything

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK last season was incompetent.Could not find open receivers and if not primary or secondary target he probably did not get that far working through his progressions.

    Coaches seem to have faith in him and see it in practice.

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Saw the first half of Seattle @ KC tonight. Alex one TD for each team. Seahawks didn’t look like much of anything, lots of starters not playing. Graham looks good, in-line blocking , too. KC’s safety was in his pocket but had no effect on his catching the ball.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In Vikings 4-3 the undertackle is Shariff Floyd and the over tackle is Linval Joseph. They have a really good D.

  40. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    From what I’ve read there was more interest by other teams in UDFA Carrier than in V Mac 2nd rounder. Good choice…

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy Graham is going to be a matchup nightmare. He is 6’7″ so guys like Rob who say he’s nothing are just spouting their foolish BS bravado. Even in an off year where he was hurt for 3 games Graham caught 85 passes for almost 900 yds and 10 TDs.
    When Seattle puts Graham in the slot are you going to double him and take a guy out of the box to stop Lynch? Defenses will be forced to pick their poison and Graham is deadly in the red zone.
    Graham has scored 51 TDs in his five season so I for one give him all the respect as a dangerous weapon especially if the game is on the line.

    It’s one thing to say he ain’t nothing until he’s torching your team. Mangini might decide to double Graham and try to take him away. Then you take your chances with Lynch.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just found out that Carrier was traded for a 5th round pick in 2017.
    Does Baalke think there’s something wrong with the 2016 draft?
    These 2017 picks most likely won’t contribute until 2019.

    Not sure why Baalke is making these type of trades.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner Digest has an article that so far in Training Camp full pad scrimmages Kap has yet to connect with Torrey Smith on any deep throws.
    “Kaepernick’s still waiting to connect with Torrey Smith on a deep route. Their best chance came during a red-zone drill Thursday, but Smith was interfered with by cornerback Keith Reaser in the end zone.

    Wednesday, Kaepernick and Smith spent time on the side field during a special teams session working on those deep connections. They had one chance in their first preseason game against the Texans, but Kaepernick’s throw went a few yards too long and fell incomplete.

    “It’s a good opportunity for us to be able to talk about it, really work out the fine details of where we want to be hitting that throw, how we want to go about doing those plays, and that gave us a good foundation to start,” Kaepernick said Wednesday.”

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomorrow it’ possible that Tony Romo might be held out because of a banged up Dallas Oline.

    Tomsula has not made a decision on Bowman playing.

    “Defensive end Glenn Dorsey, wide receiver Bruce Ellington and linebackers Michael Wilhoite and Philip Wheeler did not practice this week and are unlikely to play against the Cowboys.” per Barrows.

    That makes game three next week crucial for Bowman/Willhoite to get some playing time and knock the rust off because Game four is usually for non starters due to fear of injury.

  45. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I just watched the Chiefs’ highlights. Thank god I’m not a fan of a team with Alex Smith on it. That guy has no arm strength and is way, way to slow with the delivery of the football. How many playoff games has Alex Smith won in his entire career? One? Against the Saints? And didn’t the Saints turn the ball over 5 times in that game, and Alex Smith still made it a nail biter? And btw, for my money, that 2011 team was the best in football that year. And that was also the best team Harbaugh had during his tenure in SF.

    Most of that 2011 team was Scot McCoughan and Nolan. You put Harbaugh together with McCloughan and you win Super Bowls. Didn’t Jed fire both guys? So instead of McCloughan and Harbaugh, which is a definite winning combo, the 49ers now have Baalke and Tomsula. Well…. hopefully you guy like losing. But maybe for the homer crowd they can get the play off on time. LMAO. Who care about winning? Let’s just get the play off on time. York, Baalke and Tomsula? Larry, Moe and Curly got nuttin’ on those jokers.

  46. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We already have 12 picks next year from what I read. Got a ham sandwich for carrier with a 2017 pick. The back surgeries were on Celek and vmac. Both show 100% in camp. TB screwed the pooch here.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The way draft picks go a 5th rd pick in 2017 is equivalent yo a 6th rd pick in 2016 in value.
    Baalke believes in putting things on layaway.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco did a good job of breaking down the next 2 drafts and where the Niners stand

    49ERS 2016 DRAFT PICKS
    1. First round: Own pick
    2. Second round: Own pick
    3. Third round: Own pick
    4. Fourth round: Own pick
    5. Fourth round: Projected compensatory selection*
    6. Fifth round: Own pick
    7. Fifth round: San Diego pick acquired from 2015 draft trade-back
    8. Fifth round: Projected compensatory selection*
    9. Sixth round: Own pick
    10. Sixth round: Dallas pick acquired from 2015 draft trade-back
    11. Sixth round: Projected compensatory selection*
    12. Seventh round: Own pick

    *–The 49ers are currently projected to have three compensatory picks based on net losses of free agents this offseason. Overthecap.com projects the 49ers to pick up their additional picks at the ends of the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds for the losses of Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox and Dan Skuta. The other free-agent losses cancel out with their gains.

    49ERS 2017 DRAFT PICKS
    1. First round: Own pick
    2. Second round: Own pick
    3. Third round: Own pick
    4. Fourth round: Own pick
    5. Fifth round: Own pick
    6. Fifth round: Washington pick acquired in 2015 trade for TE Derek Carrier
    7. Sixth round: Own pick
    8. Seventh round: Own pick
    9. Seventh round: Cleveland’s conditional pick acquired in 2015 trade for Andy Lee. It could become a sixth-round round selection based on Lee’s performance this season.

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    With raiders CK achieved 5 sacks and 2 int’s in 24-13 loss. Easily planned against by DC’s and still has his Homer boosters. Needs to show a lot more. That presser was one for the ages. A cult classic.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN mega replays of that cult classic in Jed’s SB50 showcase year. Bay Area Proud. Didn’t Sinatra do a tune with a line “call in the clowns”.

    Word association time. CK and Aaron Rodgers. CK and RG III. A new year and Homer optimism. That schedule may deliver us a #1 pick next year. At least we should have the getting plays in on time so CK can read D and audible issue resolved.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the Raiduh game as with most of his INTs Kap never looks off the safety and stares down the receiver.
    The apologists say it’s bad play calling because they clam the opposing defense knows what’s coming.
    Smat DCs will tell their safeties to look for Kap to stare down his target and then try to fit the all in. Jump the route and you have a INT.

    Only Kap can fix the offense because he’s a major part of what needs to be fixed.
    If DBs are jumping your routes pump fake and you have an easy TD and just maybe te DBs will respect you more.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Sintatra sang “Send in the Clowns”
    I like the Judy Blue Eyes version


  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    On the all-22 autopsies of each game is CK able for a given D to know when his target 1,2,3,… are open. I suspect he is not capable at this now. He should NEVER fixate on a receiver.

    The Homer blog is fond of finding a rhyrhm. Going through progressions and for each target know when the open window opens and closes, then go to the next.

    Does he know each play in detail. That is by the numbers, berger. Peyton does. Rodgers does. Big Ben does. CK wilL see how it is supposed to be done, schooled each week by his opponent.

  54. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If Palmer can stay healthy, the Arizona Cardinals are going to win the Super Bowl. That might be my new team to follow… or the Chargers. It’s not going to be the Raiders. I just can’t do it. Like Jed has shown us, owners are important.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Arians is the only O background HC in our division. If Palmer stays healthy they are the best in NFC West. Like the style of offense they run.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I believe he runs an air Coryell offense. We will see if norv turner is doing that with teddy bridgewater. Mike Martz another one.

  57. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Colts vs Cardinals Super Bowl, with Cardinals winning in Santa Clara… and Colts players congratulating their old interim head coach before and after the game because Arians is a classy man. And just so I can further prove my claim to the Geneoushire thrown, Bruce Arians is the guy I wanted the York family to hire after they fired Mike Nolan. And I mentioned it numerous times…. and that was six or seven years ago.

  58. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So according to this linked article our O will vastly improve w/o that devil Roman who never called passes to RBs and failed to involve VD in the passing attack. Maybe. What do you think?


    “Let’s talk about Davis, instead. He has become the focal point of the offense under new offensive coordinator, Geep Chryst. Under the old offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, Davis was a vestigial organ.

    Roman had no clue how to keep Davis involved in the passing game. A lot of games Roman seemed not even to try. He’d use Davis just as a decoy to help other players get open.

    Roman wasted four years of Davis’ prime.

    Roman never understood he needed to get the ball into Davis’ hands early in the game to make Davis feel involved. The same principle exists in basketball. Get the big man some touches in the first quarter or risk losing him for the entire game.

    If Roman didn’t get Davis touches early, sometimes Davis would seem to tune out and Roman would lose him for the entire game. Chryst knows how to get Davis involved. Chryst could resurrect Davis’ career.”

    >>>Then we improve with more passes to our RBs:

    “And Chryst does another thing Roman didn’t do – he calls passing plays for the running back.

    Roman would talk at his press conferences about wanting to throw passes to running backs, and then never would. Frank Gore caught 19 passes in 16 games last season.

    If Roman still were the offensive coordinator, he would never use Reggie Bush, the running back the Niners signed this offseason. Bush is a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield – exactly what Roman doesn’t understand or appreciate.

    Bush didn’t participate in team drills the first week and a half of training camp, but since returning he has been a focal point of the offense, like Davis. Some days Bush leads the team in catches and carries. This Tuesday he touched the ball 11 times in a little more than one hour.

    In total, Bush, Hyde and fullback Bruce Miller caught 42 passes thrown by Kaepernick during training camp”

    >>>Fewer than 52 sacks this year might help a little too. Going to be interesting to see if our new OC helps the passing game as is claimed here.

  59. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    My response…. Grant Cohn. ‘Nough said…

  60. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Jerry Jones says Tony Romo could sit out game due to turf concerns. Jed York could screw up a wet dream.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    One thing that Roman missed the mark at was getting his playmakers engaged from the beginning of the game.
    I would’ve liked to see him make it a point of emphasis to get Vernon and Crabtree a touch in the first 2-3 series.
    Sometimes at halftime you would look at the stats and see they were not even targeted.
    You have to use all your weapons especially in the bigger games otherwise it becomes a point of frustration.

  62. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK has trouble finding open WR. Using the other targets to keep LB’s closer to LOS allows more passes and less sacks for mid-range passes to all targets.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Packers WR Jordy Nelson has a torn ACL.”

  64. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Many’s the time I’ve seen both Davis and Gore in the open facing the QB even waving their arms still ignored while the play blows up. People can say Roman didn’t throw to them but Roman never had the ball in his hands and never stared down the primary at the expense of every other open play on the field. Most of the time when a check down would have resulted in yardage gained it was ignored in favor of waiting for a deep route to clear or a scramble. Roman’s fault?

    Any time, ANY TIME, you see someone who doesn’t work as a coach and never has worked as a coach, much less a successful NFL perennial playoff team Offensive Coordinator, say another highly successful coach doesn’t understand some huge facet of the game, you can be absolutely certain that person is either so stupid he doesn’t see the stupidity in his own words or he’s trying to play to the low information fans who buy such drivel.

    It’s equivalent to saying Blue Angel peelots don’t understand the concept of bingo fuel.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Did some time as a youngster at ERAU in Daytona NoFear49er.
    I did hear that term from some of the VNam Vets I encountered there.
    Now I really feel OLD 😀

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Believe it or not, I actually stood outside the Simulator Room watching the 1st wave of Iranian Exchange Students that came into the States.
    Word at the time from the Instructors as we watched the camel jockeys trying to maintain level flight – “Who cares if they don’t learn anything here, they’ll go back to their own Country and crash their own planes”

    Beginning to wonder if Mohamed Atta was in that room when I was in the hall?

  67. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, we VFOGs know everything “they used to say.”

    Seems to me that was about 1980 NJ49er. (When the Iranians started showing up after they drove the Shah out) I think Atta would have been a pup then. What’s your time frame?

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, scratch that. Atta was listed as an Egyptian.
    Either way, I could have seen some of the eventual perps first hand in the 70s.

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My first roommate flew Hueys and I’ll never forget feeling like a pleeb when I was about to engage in my 1st hour of recorded flight.
    He had several thousand hours logged in combat.
    Realized then just how far behind the curve I was in terms of eventually finding a real job as a pilot.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Would have been ’75 NoFear49er

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Big to do at the time too.
    Local press and all marking the 1st wave of Exchange Students on Campus yadayada.
    Those clowns didn’t have a clue.
    Not that I was anymore advanced at the time in terms of training but, I at least knew what a plane was 😀

  72. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NF, if CK is a reckless gunslinger overlooking the short options why did he last so long w/O public reprimands by the OC. Roman had weekly presser’s with his job on the line and at some point if it was CK’s bad decisions he should have mentioned that.

    Give CK this year to correct his bad decision making. Let Gabbert get game time with many a blowout this year.CK has all the coaching avaluable to correct this QB 101 stuff.

    Would seriously consider a trade to Washington in the offseason. They don’t have an issue with stupid QB’s.

  73. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thx bullit again for posting the CK Raiduh presser. At that point in the season I believe OAK had the worst record in the NFL. Did CK hit rock bottom then. He could not have been sedated. He spewed out talking points well in evading questions.

    Maybe on the home page add a Best of CK on the right for the all-22’s and the hilarious pressers.

  74. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Terry Bradshaw was openly panned by the media as stupid. He was white so no worry about PC. If he could transcend and win 4 SB’s and all pro status what is stopping CK.

    Maybe someone on the Homer blog can help here.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom my 2¢ worth is this.
    Kaep hasn’t broken the barrier between Pistol and Pocket.
    I’m sure Harbaugh et al have taken heat for that shortcoming too.

    He hasn’t come close to the needed ‘head timer’ to see the routes, anticipate them and, find his targets quickly before the feet take over.
    Too anxious perhaps?

    I’d be happy to see them focus on his short game, before all this love affair for Torrey to develop too.
    All fine if Torrey has the speed to allow a quick throw downfield but, I think the short game will open that up later too.

    Kaep needs to speed things up IMO.
    That includes reads and outlet options.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You can’t teach Alex to throw longer. His arm doesn’t compare to Kaep’s.
    I just hope they can teach Kaep to throw shorter with touch and accuracy.
    We know he has enough muscle when it’s needed.
    The QB needs a full spectrum repertoire to succeed in this game.

  77. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I like your term head timer. He is not a rookie. Some malign numbers, relying on “feel”. What if his “feel” is wrong. That clock needs to go off on every type of pass play. He needs to know when each target’s window open and closeS depending on the D and 3, 5, or 7 step drop.

    How long do we have to listen for excuses. QB is the only position that is mentally demanding. If it takes this long for the QB 101 stuff how can he analyze and adapt to the dynamics of DC’s changing every variable to trip him up that is present for every game. QB is the one position that is not static.

    Every other position can relay on reps and position coaching to develop instincts. If I were GM he needs major improvement this year or trade him.

  78. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NF, Bullit, Bakkentom for input. If the team is to succeed on O passing the ball seems the OC, QB and receivers must be in sync, on same page. Cant’t blame OC if QB won’t check down and take what D is leaving open. On the QB. OTOH not ‘getting primary weapons involved early’ in the game plan ‘could’ be on the OC. Some have said Niner passing game was ‘primitive’ and predictable so it may be more accurate to say the OC, game plan and the QB strengths were not on the same page. What the percentages were I have no idea. Need more info.

    I’m thinking it is critical to have a passing attack that reflects ‘same page’ approach of QB and OC. Was Kap coached to look for the deep pass and ignore the open underneath stuff? Hard to imagine. Would he rather run than dump off? Possible. Is he able to learn new tactics to move the chains- or not?

    Agree we will see this season if Kaepernick can implement an effective passing attack. And if the coaches Chryst and Logan can get the most out of the QB, WRs and TEs. If not how much responsibility will fall to QB? How much to OC, WRs, etc?

    Suspect the answers will be more nuanced than ‘one or the other’ and will fall along the lines of ‘some of both’. Hoping the combo of QB, WRs,TE, RBs and OC, etc is much more productive and effective this year.

  79. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I’d be happy to see them focus on his short game, before all this love affair for Torrey to develop too.”

    100% agree NJ. Move the chains, high % passing game for starters. Torrey going deep will help open up the shorter stuff.

  80. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK and OC needs to do whatever it takes to get the D to play honest. Remove predictability. Keep the D off balance and make them pay for blitzing and 8 in the box. Using TE and RB in the short passing game shows they get it. Now CK needs to execute it.

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I think it’s a huge step, in and of itself, for a guy that used his feet in College to suddenly stand still when the Pro game runs 50mph faster all around him.

    RG III stands there oblivious to the speed around him while getting beat to a pulp.
    Kaep on the other hand, feels it too quickly and bails.
    Can’t expect the OLine to form a pocket around him when he isn’t there long enough to be in it.
    It all comes as a package.
    Blocking assignments, protections etc are predicated on the guy with the ball to play his part.
    Once he leaves, it’s a free-for-all that typically doesn’t produce the intended results.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tonight I would like to se Kap look off a safety. It is pretty certain that opposing defenses follow Kap’s eyes as he stares down receivers. Kap needs to do that consistently to succeed in the NFL.
    Would also like to see if they can run a hurryup offense effectively.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Kap does bail and once he goes into run mode he stops being a QB and stops looking for guys to throw to and looking for an escape route and where to run. Sometimes those lanes aren’t there and he eats the ball
    If he maintains the threat of throwing the ball downfield he would have less traffic to run through.

  84. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “CK and OC needs to do whatever it takes to get the D to play honest. Remove predictability. Keep the D off balance and make them pay for blitzing and 8 in the box. Using TE and RB in the short passing game shows they get it. Now CK needs to execute it.”

    Yup, nice synopsis Bakkentom

  85. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Me too bullit.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I’ve cried for a WCO-based system for Kaep for quite sometime.
    Problem there is, his ‘touch’ hasn’t developed.
    Can’t throw a 5yd dump off at 75mph and expect success.

    I’ve tempered my opinions all along that Harbaugh/Roman/Kaep never seemed to find a workable balance.
    We succeeded with the things Kaep did well.
    Had there been a faster learning curve for all parties involved things may never have come to implosion.

    Kaep needs more than a deep threat.
    He needs to know what all his supporting cast is doing, in the context of timing and rhythm.

    As suggested, the drop backs determine where the play should go and how quickly it has to happen.
    Can’t pass protect for a guy running toward the sideline, if the OLine is expecting the QB to be in the Pocket.

  87. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Look off a safety; run hurry up successfully”

    All part of an effective pro QB package Bullit.

    Maybe play more than 5 snaps would be good. We’ve seen the ‘not playing the 1st string O in the pre-season games’ movie already.
    Not a good ending.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m convinced Seattle simply overloaded pressure to force Kaep to his left.
    Cuts the field in half and, forces him to throw across his body.
    Many moving parts in the NFL.
    Doesn’t take long for opposing Coaches to find a weakness and exploit it.

    What I do love about Kaep is, he doesn’t fold.
    Unlike RG III who simply looks like he’s playing along while not knowing what he’s looking to accomplish.
    He’s a total waste IMO.
    Damn Snyder did nothing but improve the Rams.

  89. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ ‘maybe’ we are moving more in a WCO direction. Higher percentage passing game. But the WCO looked a lot better with Montana and Young, Garcia at QB than Deberg, Bono, eh?

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fuk yeh it looked better with Joe Phil LOL.
    Logan has his roots in a timing system so yes, I think it should help Kaep in terms of timing.
    I simply want to see quick recognition and positive yards.
    Kaep has to do that with his eyes and his arm.
    He lacks a ‘change-up’.

    If they impose a timer on him, that should provide a basis for improvement.
    Tic-Toc ball out.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Less Read Option, more recognition.

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    BTW NoFear49er, VFOG on the back of a 9er jersey would be outstanding. No?



  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    KPIX is saying Bowman will play in their Pre Game Show.

  94. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    BTW I am also echoing Earl in frist post above- in calling for more playing time for Kap today…

    Here we go

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From the Annals of Captain Obvious –


  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Also want to see Hayne build on what he did last week and show consistency. He just might be the team’s kick returner with Ellington hurt.
    I think you keep Bush as the 3rd down back because he’ll get dinged running back kicks at his age.

    I am curious howmuch of Bush we’ll see tonight.

  97. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think Mr Hayne has won the punt returner job.
    It’s been a long time where Niner fans got excited to see a punt return. Maybe in 2011 with Ginn?

  98. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Right Hayne looking real good.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pinion’s got a leg and then some too.
    Gotta love 65yd KOs

  100. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pinion punts to 10 yd line not bad. LJ McCray covers or was it Skov?

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hayne is averaging 25 yds a return tonight.
    Not to jinx him but he looks sure handed and natural back there.
    Some guys like Kyle Williams made you cringe because they just weren’t reliable.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hayne does it again. Just makes guys miss while heading upfield.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hayne is fearless back there.
    So far I like what I’m seeing from him.

    This in too from ESPN –

    Perrish Cox intercepts Nick Foles on his 1st series and returns it for the TD.

    Tennessee leads St. Louis, 7-0

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    TE Vance McDonald (ankle) is out for the rest of the game.

    DE Tank Carradine (leg) is questionable to return.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Have to start paying attention to see if Hayne is on the coverage teams and how he does there.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    4th and 2, Go for it Tomsula instead of kicking the FG.
    Trying to win the game with FGs?
    Opted for the FG and now it’s 6-0.

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “TE Vance McDonald (ankle) is out for the rest of the game.”

    Fragile, bust? No wonder teams wanted Cleveland and Carrier no V Mac

  108. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Significant that it’s McCray and Taart in at 2nd team safety and not Dahl?

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just when I posted that Dahl is is in.

  110. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Coaches want to see what those 2 can do- Dahl we know already.

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Purcell int for a TD. Got to love that guy 2nd good game

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners don’t get the ball back before halftime they’ll have -1 yds passing thanks to Patton giving ground on the pass which was a rookie mistake but not by a rookie.

  113. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Since someone asked the question, Mike Webster Franco Harris Lynn Swann John Stallworth. I may have to look this up. There .
    may be other HOFers on Bradshaw’s Steelers teams that I forgot. Do you think Jonathan Martin will make the HOF? He may have to make an NFL team first.

    And since you’re asking, Bradshaw’s first five seasons in the league:
    1410 30.4 6 24
    2259 59.7 13 22
    1887 64.1 12 12
    1183 54.5 10 15
    785 55.2 7 8 (benched)

    That second number, BTW, is not his completion %. It is his QBR. Do you want me to post his rushing stats? Naturally, those passing stats can’t be directly compared to Kappy’s because it’s a different era with different rules. Wanna see Bob Griese’s? Roger Staubach’s? Heck, how about Earl Morrall’s or Billy Kilmer’s?

    You guys ragging on Kap are flippin’ hilarious. Kap’s career QBR is over 90. Do you want a list of starting QBs currently in the league who has made it through the playoffs to the CCG? The Super Bowl?

    Does Kappy have to improve? Of course. Is he anywhere remotely close to how bad you are painting him? Only in your pinheads.

  114. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    That was Patton? Did Gabbert make the tackle?

  115. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    AJ Jenkins just caught a 21 yard pass (didn’t know he was on the Cowgurls)
    Then Craig Dahl has an INT

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT I paint Kaep as a work in progress.
    I gave him a long leash initially due to his Pistol background.
    His ceiling is high, I don’t intend to sound too critical of him.
    He’s too accustomed to being on the move.
    Not easy for a kid like him to stand still with the Pro speed going on around him.

    I’ve simply lobbied for a better timing aspect for him to make quicker decisions.
    He’ll come around.
    I think this Offense we’re seeing is more up tempo, which hopefully will allow him to find better balance.

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The fact that Kap didn’t have one TD pass in the 4th quarter last year speaks volumes especially when your team is behind as they were in 8 games (the losses).
    Mistakes by Kap cost us at least 3 games which could’ve meant an 11-5 season instead of 8-8.
    QB ratings don’t translate into victories. Eli Manning and Matt Ryan had higher QB ratings than Kap for 6-10 teams.

  118. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom, not the style of those guys to bash their QB in public (or in private is my guess). No matter the play called, the defense gets a vote. There’s a good chance the primary receiver is not open. There’s always options that show up as the play progresses. Those choices are the QB’s to make. The idea is to know which defender the play called is trying to beat.

    For example, the Seahawks will send Graham on a deep seam route from a tight or wide split, when he runs by the backer what does the backer do? Chase him and leave his zone open to the guy releasing out of the backfield behind him (Lynch) or stay on Lynch and leave Graham open? Either way the LB’s probably screwed and it’s up to the QB to exploit the LBs decision.

  119. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, “VFOG 49” I think I’ve seen that one!

  120. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, what was Alex Smith’s record for the year when Kaepernick replaced him? Seems he had Roman and Harbaugh “keeping him down”, too.

    Kaepernick’s QBR went from 93.43 in 2011 to 72.21 in 2012, 68.64 in 2013 to 55.86 in 2014. That’s the wrong direction. He has to get some of the blame no matter how much people want to blame everyone else.

    He may be slow to develop into a great pro QB and maybe this year will be the year he breaks through and the game slows down for him. I hope so. But he’s had a lot of trouble doing some things a pro QB has to do well. And let’s not forget he’s had a great running game and defense as well as a pretty good punter to lean on.

  121. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Defense scoring school.

  122. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Damn NoFear49er, someone beat you to it?
    I like it nonetheless.

    Fog and SF would be a nice play IMO.

    Kudos just the same. I just might do it at some point.

  123. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like a QPatton blocked punt for 6?
    Give that to Special Teams yes?

  124. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah I guess so NJ49er. I haven’t been able to see the actual game yet. I’ll have to catch it later.

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same hear NoFear49er.
    Following the damn PbP on ESPN while looking busy 😀

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Same HERE that is….

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, was it you asking recently about places to catch 9er games online?
    No matter I guess, whomever it was, I found this on the 9ers website.
    Hope it’s useful –


  128. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    DJIA futures down big -530 @ 30 min after midnite

  129. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    RT, statistics can be taken out of context. Suffice it to say Bradshaw is a winner, like Russell Wilson.

    He elevates the skill players and lineman around him. How many INT’s and drive killing sacks did Bradshaw do. All 3 teams had great D. How many HOFers did CK elevate. VD wasted, Gore did his despite the 8 in a box CK gave him

  130. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Did Franco Harris run into 8 in a box? His passing yardage was enough to keep the D honest. Did he have a backup or body double throwing to Swann and Stallworth for them to amass yards for the hall of fame.

    He orchestrated a balanced attack. He didn’t make errors to lose games. He is a winner despite being stupid as the media would have you believe. CK is a loser. Cannot rely on D anymore. He needs to up his game now.

  131. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As the QB of the Niners at the very least he needs to take care of the ball.
    The pattern is turnovers especially in the 4th quarter loses you games is brutal.
    As I said in the last playoffs Kap was very fortunate when he threw a ball directly to Packer DB Micah Hyde and he dropped the pick. Otherwise Niners would not be playing Seattle the following week. But guess what? In the game against the Seahags in the 4th quarter same pass to Boldin and Kam Chancellor picks it off. Obviously Kap doesn’t see the safety
    floating in front of his receiver watching him lock on.

    This is the reality that no QBR can explain.

  132. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NJ, I’ll check out that link for game broadcast. RTs First Row is working pretty well. Enjoyed hearing Ted Robinson and Tim Ryan today.

    Also Bakkentom how is the crack in oil prices affecting you, if at all?

  133. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad for U$C when your head coach is hammered and acts like a dick in front of the team and supporters in a public event.
    Sarkisian knew he had to speak publicly at this event and made some bad choices in choice of beverages before taking the mike.
    The name of the event was “Salute to Troy”.

    Can’t wait for the treatment Sarkisian gets when visiting opponent’s stadiums particulary the Stanford Band.


  134. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady get rid of the ball within 2.5 seconds. That makes their lineman seem better than ours where CK was getting the ball out in 3.73 seconds and taking a lot of drive killing sacks and leaving open receivers on the field.

    The all-22’s bullit posted, the bleacher report and NN articles detailed all of this. The good QB’s win games. The great one’s win lots of games. The failures lose games and drag down the rest of the team and give hilarious pressers like after his debacle with Oakland.

    Take off the rose colored glasses. He needs major fixing now.

  135. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I am in the production side and suffer some slowdowns but pay is lower. Oil companies need to control costs and squeeze their suppliers.

    Drilling is where the layoffs have really occurred. Things could get worse due to Iran deal and China slowdown.

  136. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Three 49er QBs combined for 71 yards passing (net 50 yards passing after sacks). Jarryd Hayne had 138 all-purpose yards.

  137. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco reveals what you didn’t what ws happening on Hayne’ first punt return

    “After the Cowboys’ game-opening three-and-out, Hayne put on his helmet to go onto the field. But he noticed a smudge mark on the shield inside his facemask that would have made tracking the ball nearly impossible.

    He hurriedly grabbed a towel to wipe away the mark, but was rushed and slightly discombobulated as he was late getting into position to field Chris Jones’ punt.

    “As soon as the ball went up, I lost it straight away,” Hayne said. “As a punt returner, you need to get the read as early as you can. And I’ve lost the ball and couldn’t see it.”

    Hayne had to turn and run about 15 yards back from his initial starting point to make the fingertips grab with his momentum carrying him the wrong way.

    “I literally just put my hands out and hoped it landed in my hands,” Hayne said. “I actually thought it would roll off backward because of how much ground I had to cover.”

    Hayne shifted his momentum, worked his way across the field and ended up with a 27-yard return. Hayne again showed his lateral quickness to avoid tackles while also fashioning his stiff arm — known as a “fend” or “palm” in rugby league. He also had returns of 34 and 23 yards for an impressive 28.0 average.”

    It has been said that Hayne has natural instinct and great lateral vision and that was on display yesterday.

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco provides snap counts for yesterday’s game

    (60 plays)
    48 — C Dillon Farrell
    26 — QB Dylan Thompson
    25 — G Ian Silberman, T Patrick Miller, G Andrew Tiller
    24 — T Trent Brown, T Justin Renfrow
    23 — T Sean Hooey, G Brandon Thomas, G Jordan Devey
    22 — QB Blaine Gabbert
    21 — WR Quinton Patton, TE Blake Bell, TE Xavier Grimble
    19 — TE Garrett Celek
    18 — WR DeAndrew White, RB Mike Davis
    17– WR Issac Blakeney, WR Chuck Jacobs
    16 — RB Kendall Gaskins, G Marcus Martin, C Joe Looney, G Alex Boone, T Erik Pears, T Joe Staley, WR Anquan Boldin, TE Vernon Davis, QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Torrey Smith
    15 — RB Jarryd Hayne, RB Carlos Hyde
    14 — WR DiAndre Campbell
    13 — TE Busta Anderson
    12 — WR Mario Hull
    11 — WR Jerome Simpson
    10 — FB Trey Millard
    7 — FB Bruce Miller
    4 — WR Nigel King
    3 — TE Vance McDonald
    Did not play — RB Reggie Bush, RB Kendall Hunter, WR Bruce Ellington, WR Dres Anderson

    (71 plays)
    51 — LB Shayne Skov
    47 — DB L.J. McCray
    44 — DE Arik Armstead
    39 — CB Dontae Johnson
    38 — DB Jaquiski Tartt
    35 — LB Nick Moody
    31 — CB Marcus Cromartie
    30 — LB Eli Harold
    29 — CB Keith Reaser, LB Marcus Rush
    28 — LB Steve Beauharnais
    27 — LB Corey Lemonier, CB Keith Acker, NT Mike Purcell, DT Kaleb Ramsey, DB Jermaine Whitehead
    26 — CB Shareece Wright
    24 — NT Garrison Smith
    22– LB Nick Bellore, DE Lawrence Okoye
    19 — LB Shawn Lemon
    18 — DB Craig Dahl
    17 — LB Desmond Bishop
    14 — DE Tony Jerod-Eddie
    10 — CB Tramaine Brock, DB Antoine Bethea, DB Eric Reid
    9 — DE Quinton Dial, LB Ahmad Brooks
    6 — LB Aaron Lynch
    4 — NT Ian Williams, DT Darnell Dockett
    3 — LB NaVorro Bowman
    2 — DE Tank Carradine
    Did not play — DL Glenn Dorsey, LB Philip Wheeler, DB Jimmie Ward

    Special teams
    19 — Trey Millard
    17 — Garrett Celek
    16 — Bradley Pinion
    13 — Corey Lemonier
    12 — Dontae Johnson, Marcus Cromartie, Nick Bellore, Kyle Nelson
    11 — Kendall Gaskins, Eli Harold, Craig Dahl
    10 — Bruce Miller, L.J. McCray, Kenneth Acker
    9 — Quinton Patton, DeAndrew White, Jaquiski Tartt
    8 — Keith Reaser
    7 — Shayne Skov
    6 — Dillon Farrell, Mike Davis
    5 — Jarryd Hayne, Nick Moody, Shareece Wright, Tramaine Brock
    4 — Ian Silberman, Trent Brown, Sean Hooey, Blake Bell, Phil Dawson
    3 — Patrick Miller, Justin Renfrow, Xavier Grimble, Vance McDonald, Lawrence Okoye, Corey Acosta
    2 — Mario Hull, Mike Purcell, Quinton Dial, Mylan Hicks
    1 — Andrew Tiller, Brandon Thomas, Marcus Martin, Joe Looney, Alex Boone, Erik Pears, Busta Anderson, Nigel King, Arik Armstead, Kaleb Ramsey, Desmond Bishop, Leon McFadden

  139. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like the largest group of players on the team are WRs.

    Hear a lot about DeAndrew White in practice and how he’s a sleeper. He was not targeted once even though he had 18 offensive snaps.

    Yesterday they threw to the WRs 7 times completing 4 passes for 11 yards.

    Time to open up the passing game just to see how the Oline can hold up and evaluate these WRs on downfield throws and not dumpoffs.

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A few times I observed our first rounder Armstead help put pressure on the QB and then stop when the QB got outside the pocket about 5 yards away.
    The standard that I hold him to is Justin Smith’s who pursued Jeremy Maclin 20 yards downfield and caused a fumble that won a game.

    I do hope the coaches get on him when they replay the film. Right now he doesn’t have the motor and that comes with desire.
    You play full throttle to the whistle. If you get tired you ask for sub.

  141. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Apologist lackey says
    “No two ways about it, the logistics of the O getting to the line are a huge improvement”

    “Analyzing 2 series in game 2 of the pre-season for QB competence? Yeah that’s legit…”


    Again lack of understanding of what happened yesterday.
    Meaningless game means calling whatever play comes to mind with little consequence. No hard choices, no pressure.
    It doesn’t bother the apologists that the offense failed to score a single TD.
    Let’s celebrate that the team was snappy out of the huddle to the line of scrimmage. Thank God for small victories.
    Other than Hayne please tell me the any positive takeaways from yesterday’s game on offense.

  142. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What is the point on putting positive spin to everything.
    In the Pyongyang, N.K. chapter, Fairyland blog you must put on the rose colored glasses and drink the Kool-aid or you’re persona non grata.

    These clowns think averaging 9 first downs and 200 yards total offense is a recipe for success. Let’s just ignore that the Niners had 50 yards of passing offense yesterday.
    Rather let’s brag about how crisply the plays got off with plenty of time on the play clock and forget the end result.

    Just ignore the fact that the Niners punted 7 times yesterday
    and were 0-3 from the red zone. Last season tat was major criticism but apparently it des not matter in 2015.

  143. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Truly Pathetic that again Chuckles is trolling and baiting me to post on the Pyongyang N.K. blog.

    The moron doesn’t realize I have no desire to go t North Korea to get bullied by their alleged “supreme leader”.

    Nothing like trying to have an honest debate with a control freak totalitarian who will censor anything that goes against his view.

    According to Chuckles he should never be held accountable for anything he says. It’s all about the flip flops because to Chuckles it’s all about appearing to be right and what he really believes is secondary

  144. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trying to honestly evaluate Armstead because he was the #1 draft pick.
    Not seeing a motor to pursue sideline to sideline and play until the whistle.

    Funny on the usual excuses from the apologists in Pyongyang N.K. chapter, F.B. who maintain that Armstead does hustle but he’s gassed because he missed OTAs. I say if you’re tired take yourself out of the game because you’re not doing your team any favors by staying in if you don’t give 100%.

    If you’re the #1 pick I expect you to play like a #1 pick.
    He has yet to make an impact play in 2 games except get called for holding because he recognized a screen play. Good recognition but bad execution.

  145. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday both CBs Reaser and Acker were supposed to show their abilities and make a move.
    As far as the CBs go the only thing I noticed was Dontae Johnson was running 3rd team. Acker and Reaser didn’t do anything meaningful that I noticed.
    On the other hand both McCray and Taart made statements as safeties and might have leap frogged Craig Dahl.

  146. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Supreme leader”? LMAO. There’s no supreme leader in the barnyard. Just a bunch of donkeys braying and sniffing butt.

  147. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows says that Brandon Thomas was running 3rd team at guard
    so the depth chart is in flux.

    Barrows indicate Marcus Martin had a very poor game as the RG.

    If Brandon Thomas has a chance to start you have to give him time to play against an opponent’s #1 defense to really see how he performs. Playing third string against the scrubs serves no purpose in an hones evaluation.

  148. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Davis looks good as a backup RB.
    If Hunter can’t play next week then Kendall will open the season on PUP as insurance with Davis and Hayne as the backups to Hyde.

    I wonder how good of a punter Hayne is? He would be a huge threat
    as rugby style punter on fakes.

  149. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I forgot Bush in that rotation of RBs.
    No room for Hunter if he doesn’t play special teams.

  150. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Armstead can handle all these plays despite no OTA’s. He is a basketball player meaning get aerobic shape. Purcell being showcased for a trade. Too small for a 3-4D. Need Okoye on the 53 otherwise his developing was for nothing.

  151. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Read NN fan post by g-49ers on CK versus Russell Wilson. Interesting that CK as a niner has never spiked the ball to stop the clock.

    RW, all 5 ft 10 inches of him has to work with a bad oline and still has better numbers than CK. Why can’t he handle a hurry up offense yet.

  152. robNo Gravatar says:

    So anybody want to bet here ?
    Me and SIR SPITBLOOD are going to.
    I’m offering this little nugget.
    If we go 6-10 it’s a push. If we go 7-9 or better I win , under 6-10 I lose .
    Any takers ? The bet is 50 bucks.
    Time to “put your money where it mouth is” as the saying goes.
    Or to put it

  153. robNo Gravatar says:

    Otherwise to put it another way , like your supreme leader says ,Put up , shut up or … KING ME BITCHES

  154. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Rob – I’ve lost track of what the bet is. You keep changing it and you don’t confirm. I’m definitely on for betting a $100 with you, but you need to confirm the amount and the terms.

  155. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve only watched the first Q and parts of the second but I saw lots that looked pretty good. Now, in the context of the second pre-season scrimmage it doesn’t account for much of anything but setting the pecking order of those players on the bubble with a few rising and a few falling.

    That Jarryd Hayne guy is worth watching the pre-season to see.

    Baalke says he scouted him on the YouTube. Did you hear that NJ49er? You already have access to all the tools you need, except maybe some of Paraag’s spreadsheets.

  156. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Virtually all run plays were ZBS. Looks like that is nailed. Need to see ball control WCO passing attack big time in this 3rd game.

    Usually the 3rd game is 1st half for starters. Would like to see CK in 1st qtr and Blaine in 2nd.

  157. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Rob – Now you’re just trolling. We still don’t have a bet. Put your money where your mouth is.

  158. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, DJIA down 1100 early then came back to finish at 588. Nice 4th qtr rally. Coffee is for closers. CK is still doing water.

  159. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I don’t bet against the Niners. Never have and never will.
    Not sure what you’re trying to prove.

  160. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Kilgore I still not ready to practice as it was mentioned on the broadcast that he’s starting to just walk again.

    Maiocco reported this “Center Daniel Kilgore, who opened last season as the starter, is likely to miss the first part of the season as he continues to rehab from follow-up surgery in June on the fractured left lower leg that sidelined him in October.”

  161. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    QB watch list at NN for 2016 NFL Draft. Prove it year for CK.

  162. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What did you see that was good yesterday NF? I thought the O line was v effective for our run game. Seems we can run it ok. You?

  163. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Bakkentom big holes for the Hayne Pain to rumble through in the ZBS. Hyde in good form too

  164. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I hope they throw more and give all 3 of their backs a chance to work on their pass blocking in picking up blitzes.
    Rather they work on this in preseason than wait until regular season where a missed block could result in catastrophe.

  165. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Unless Jarryd Hayne suddenly can’t hold onto the ball he’s on then 53 and most likely the punt returner. In 2 games he’s shown more than Ellington has in a season.
    Watch these highlights and his running is impressive but also watch his tackling ability and how he tracks down guys.
    He has $100K bonus and makes about $500K a year for 3 years s his contract is team friendly.
    The Lions must be kicking themselves for not signing him when they had the chance. Hayne hss made the preseason tolerable.


  166. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bowman looked like his old self but he’s still a long ways from being back to normal


  167. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Despite the good D on Torrey and Boldin in the RZ/EZ Kap did connect w/ Hyde for a sweet 1st down at mid-field. So throwing to the RBs is actually happening a bit. WRs may figure more in short passing game too. T Smith like VD will help open underneath stuff. Kap still working on the long passes in practice.

    Looking forward to Saturday in DEN to see more of our O.

  168. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Looked at the replays. The pass to Hyde was from the 15 for a 1st down. Hard to see the pass to Boldin.

  169. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, as I said, I don’t take too much from a pre-season game but aside from Hayne I thought Hyde looked better than expected running downhill with out dancing at the line, and picking up blitzers in protection, if not great catches.

    I liked the D front seven with all the subs and testing blitz packages from LBs and DBs. I saw a nice stunt for a sack with Dial and Harold. Dial taking on the G and T and Harold fighting off the TE to the QB. But I thought Harold was a little slow when he had a chance for a sack unblocked.

    Purcell is looking good again, just manhandling people out there like a good NT should and looked pretty good running that pick six in for a score.

    I think Armstead had a couple of good plays as did Lynch. I saw the general make a bonehead play but I guess he made up for it with his punt block/TD in the fourth quarter.

    The o-line still looks to have a long way to go.

  170. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, if interested in ND oil patch check out this site,


  171. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Tom, I’ll check it out a bit more. Oil patch in ND is called ‘the Bakken formation’?

    Bummer about Gordy Nelson but Pack will be OK even so.

  172. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, shale rock in nw nd, east montana, and southern Canada above the two states and it produces mostly oil.

  173. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NF, always interested in more info as it’s the dark ages over here. More eyeballs, info is better. Glad you thought our DL was effective incl. Armstead, Dial, Harold. Harold is going to contribute this year I believe.

    Then there is Hayne who we must find a place for.

  174. phil fanNo Gravatar says:


    Some interesting info in this older podcast mainly about the Rams, a preview for the new season. Guest speaker is pretty funny and realistic = “They suck, 8-8 would be a miracle”. Hey we may beat ‘em once this year. Starts @ about 39:00 mark.

    On D = Mangini going to run a bunch of blitzes which we also saw vs DAL. Already more 7-8 man blitzes than Fangio ever ran (none). DBs, LBs in blitzes. Also saw in DAL.

    On O = leans on TEs and WRs for short passing game. WCO style. RBs running with ZBS = outside OTs. Also in DAL we saw the read option for 9 yards

    Also info on how some players looked in the Titans game:
    -Hayne good obviously, good open field runner, stiff arm and PR
    -Purcell ditto. Will Jerrod-Eddie or him make it to 53?
    -Armstead good, better in DAL
    -Okoye on the bubble
    -Skov on the bubble
    -Moody over Skov, still learning LB

    -Brandon Thomas is a mauler w/ nasty streak for RG. Better than M Martin who in turn may be better than Looney at OC.

    Finally Simpson suspension opens door for DeAndre White to make the team.

  175. winderNo Gravatar says:

    One thing that can be taken at this point is the competition and potential levels look very good. Love the way ST’s have played so far. Since we really haven’t seen a good defense yet it’s really hard to gage what our OL is really about but we do have the bodies to work with. I haven’t bought a jersey for years but if Hayne makes the team I think I will. Love the quickness of Purcell too.

  176. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Against Denver would like to see the first unit and Kap play into at least the first series of the 3rd quarter and allow Gabbert to finish out the game. It is clear to me that Dylan Thompson has to spend several years on a practice squad to get a shot.
    Would like to see Kap drive the team to 2 TD drives. 4th and 2, forget the FG and go for it.

    One takeaway from Dallas game is Kap still can’t throw a fade to the right side. His ball to Boldin was too flat, he needs to put more air ad depth under the throw. The Boldin pass had no chance and the back shoulder throw was telegraphed as the DB made a good play to break it up.
    Vernon and Torrey need to catch some passes in a game and if Bush is healthy what are they holding him back for?
    Tomsula says Brandon Thomas feels more comfortable at LG so does that mean they’ll flip Boone back to RG to accommodate him?
    Unless Kilgore starts practicing this week he’s probably a PUP guy who won’t be activated until midseason. Start taking what Tomsula says with a grain of salt because he seems overly optimistic assessing Kilgore as no big deal being ready for the regular season.

  177. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I feel the same as NF when he says he wanted to get through the noise and BS by using all-22’s but some had their own agenda’s and weren’t interested or disregarded.

    NN fan post by g-49ers did posts on completion percentage and degree of difficulty for CK alone and then CK versus RW. This guy goes to great effort to punch through the BS.

    It is really bad news on CK. Much is fixable and he needs help. Debatable on CK versus OC gameplan, etc. As a GM I would give him this year to fix these major flaws.

    Last season passing DVD had RW 14th and CK 29th in the NFL. CK had too much degree of difficulty on his pass attempts as this guy defined it. RW had more easy passes. Some attributable to RB passes behind LOS. This is even going to get higher with Graham.

    Much of this tho is on CK. Pre-snap reads of D, finding open receiver, and getting rid of the ball before pressure is on him. Also as bullit keeps pointing out is looking off the receiver, ke

  178. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Passing DVD is passing DVD and at end keeping CB and S honest to give more seperation.

    OC is making effort to use RB’s and TE’s in the short passing game more. A lot of this is still on CK. RW is smarter and well ahead of CK mentally.

    As GM fix it this year or start transition to new QB.

  179. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lose posts out here in ND and software edits correct words to gibberish. DVD is DVOA.

  180. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco confirms that Kilgore is still in a walking boot and there is no way he can play in the season opener short of a miracle. Exect him to be on PUP and not be activated until midseason if at all.

    Maiocco also confirms Pears is having issues at RT but he’s their only option and they might have to resort to lining a TE next to him to help.

    Thank you Anthony Davis for announcing your vacation in June, after the draft and after free agency.
    Tomsula says he welcomes Davis back with open arms. How about coming to camp now and playing because Davis is not hurt and the team needs you.
    If I could get a second round pick for him I’d trade his ass and let him be somebody else’s headache because I question his dedication and motivation. Tomsula must know that Davis screwed over the Niners since supposedly he never saw the team doctors and just the fact he waited until after the draft to drop his news.

  181. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Look at the bright side. Shit can the power run game for good and get rid of FB. Rather have a joker TE in slot or out wide. Let VD or him do a chip block to help Pears.

    Get out of the ice ages. It’s a new NFL and pass attack dominates.

  182. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom, we had one of those “jokers” once. Then we had a QB who wouldn’t throw to him.

    I’m for a good passing game as much as anyone but the teams that can run and stop the run are the ones who get through the bad weather games and playoffs. Unless you’re the greatest show on turf or somethin’. Still no better way to control the ball and the clock or run it out.

    I liked those I formation runs vs Dallas. The read options, not so much. Noticed they weren’t asking Boone to pull as Iupati did.

  183. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NF, how are we going to get rid of 8 in the box. By going from power to ZBS? DC’s have figured out CK and we need a major face lift maybe? Would a ball control WCO pass attack be better than a run oriented O.

    Is a run oriented attack needed to offset an incompetent CK? The D cannot shoulder the burden this year. All eyes on O. Figure it out or blow it up.

  184. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Homer blog is strutting on the new D.

  185. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom, you don’t have to get rid of it, you make them get rid of it. You exploit it, you block it, you use misdirection, play-action, draw plays. The only way you force the defense into quarters coverage or nickel D is to hurt them in the passing game, especially deep. Sometimes you may want them to stay in their base D. One of Gore’s best plays was cutting back against an overloaded strong side run defense.

    If they go to single deep coverage and bring that other safety into the box you exploit that deep safety. A dozen ways to put him in a bad choice/wrong choice situation. The QB has to see it. Some folks insist just calling the play should do it. Throw that deep route to Torrey Smith a couple of times per half and send Davis on the seam routes, skinny posts and deep crossers. The safeties will stay home until you hurt them with the run.

    “Is a run oriented attack needed to offset an incompetent CK?” Exactly. Not so much incompetence as needing to learn slowly and making it easier for him to do so. When you have a top run game and a top defense and kicking game, that’s what you feature if you want to win a bunch of games. Is it more important to please the fans and throw deep on every play on offense and all-out blitzes on every play on defense?

    Most folks are disappointed in Kaepernick’s progress, I should say regression, since he started out so hot. He replaced Alex when Alex was winning. 6-2 IIRC. He will need to show improvement soon. Prove it, as you say.

  186. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denver signed Guard Evan Mathis for 1 year at $4 mil to shore up their Oline
    Not sure why Baalke didn’t look into this because rumor was Mathis wanted $8 mil so Denver got a bagain.

  187. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually Mathis’ contract is $2.5 mil base with incentives thatn might make it $4 mil

    Pears’ contract is 2 years $4.7 mil

    Mathis was the 2nd best guard according to Pro Football Focus in 2014.

    Missed out on a better player because Baalke thought he wanted too much when inn reality he didn’t.

  188. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Lynch the first team on the Oline changed again today at practice

    “On Tuesday, the 49ers also had rookie Ian Silberman at right guard and Marcus Martin at center on the first-team offense.”

    Not sure why Brandon Thomas isn’t getting a chance with first team. It has become clear that Tomsula gushes about everyone on the roster and is unreliable for real info. Remember he’s the guy that said Kilgore would be back this week and he is still in a boot.

  189. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe they have earmarked money for a FA TBD at RT. IOL has a lot of good young talent. Maybe also in talks with AD to come back in season?

  190. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If Anthony Davis is physically OK he needs to play this season.
    He has a contract and just like any other job he can’t take off a year because he wants to.
    If they let him do this, they are setting a dangerous precedent.

  191. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Gosder Cherilus was picked up by a team, leaving Jake Long. AD may be on the roster soon. Also think Brandon Thomas LG and Boone LT at some future time.

    A 7th RD rookie as RT if Pears injured. A Manning can adjust his game to compensate for that. CK is still in QB 101 class and would not subject him to Brown at RT at this early time.

    In the supplemental draft why didn’t we pick up La’ll Collins for a 4th, the Cowboys have him

  192. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cowboys signed Collins as an undrafted free agent.
    He signed a standard 3 year contract for $500k a year.
    Nobody drafted him because of his legal troubles that just evaporated.


  193. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, other named guy was picked up for a 5th, maybe the rams. The team was in front of us. We could have bid a 5th for the guy.

  194. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Rams chose Clemson OT Isaiah Battle for a 5th Rd pick

  195. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula voice at intro yelling “Hurry up, hurry up, on the clock”. First minute for those not interested in this following somewhat technical discussion. Skip first 20 minutes as it’s junk. Now for perfessers Oscar and David:


    Who do we have to fit this ZBS?

    Silberman BC w/Gibbs = the success BC had running behind him. Reasoning he could be successful here was due to the Gibbs ZBS tree coaching staff…
    Hyde/Urban Meyer ran zone
    Hunter ran Big Pistol at OK State, zone scheme
    Bush inside zone his best bet
    Looney, Martin, Thomas and Kilgore all came out zone blocking schemes in college. Thomas and Martin in particular were thought to be prototypical fits for such a scheme.
    Staley is a very good fit as well.
    Kaepernick ran a zone heavy scheme at NEV
    Logan @ E Carolina ran ZBS
    Chis Foerester Washington = Alfred Morris

    What the hell is the Zone Blocking Scheme?

    -simplified scheme = “Am I covered or uncovered?” for OL
    -if uncovered OL helps adjacent teammate double man in front of him until his zone is threatened
    -play side = where the ball is going
    -weak side = away from the play/ball

    Zone blocking scheme = not a total shift away from power running scheme ala Jimi H. Not ready for total shift. Not a new scheme in NFL. Niners w/ lighter OL have a good mix of personnel for this ZBS scheme.
    -cut blocks against backside pursuit a wrinkle introduced earlier to counter D tacklers running down RB from back

    -eg stretch zone (to outside) Adian Foster, previously Terrel Davis, Seahawks run it now = creating lateral movement along OL for RB to exploit. Think Hayne 53 yard run v Titans

    -inside zone most commonly run zbs = blocking to front = push your man straight back. Uncovered OL doubles adjacent OLs man until his zone is penetrated. RB waits to exploit lateral seams.
    -up to 2-3 double teams per play in ZBS

    -best fit for the Niners IMO, inside zone BS better for Hyde than counter power plays he ran last year. Gore excelled in power run scheme tho

    -ZBS allows faster play calling due to simpler nature of scheme, less thinking for OL = Am I covered or not?

    -Hyde made 2+ yards more on his zone runs compared to power gap runs last year (3 yd/run vs 5 yds/run in zone BS)
    -Hunter great blend with Hyde if healthy = outside zone guy

    -Niners have ‘more different styles of running plays than any team in the NFL = power runs, inside and outside zone runs previously, traps, counters, sweeps, jet sweeps “whams, pin and pulls”, read options, zone reads, veers’.

    -Will the coaches call these? Dunno. Can players run this effectively? Dunno. Scheme means little if no execution

  196. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “weak side = away from the play/ball”

    Believe this should read “Back side = away from the play/ball”

  197. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When pressure comes Kap is still not looking downfield.
    Look at the video and pause it at the 1:00 mark.
    This is the play where Kap get’s sacked. From the snap he has almost 4 seconds until the pass rush makes contact with him.
    After about 2 seconds Kap is looking at the rushers again and not for receivers. Look a the top of the screen and Torrey Smith is running by his man and the S #38 is playing 1 yds off. He can check down to Carlos Hyde at the 44 who is wide open with his defender 4 yards away or Patton also at the 44 running a curl and wide open.
    My point is 2nd and 6 do not take the sack. Either you go on top to Smith down the left sideline or check it down to Hyde.
    Kap should be deciding this at the 2.5 second mark in his drop.

    Kap needs to overcome his habit of not looking for receivers.
    Decisive quick decisions and not panicking and going through the progressions have to happen to move to the next level.

    The tape is there. Pause it and see for yourself. Ball is snapped at 0:56 and pass rush reaches Kap at 1:01 mark.
    I even reran it and counted Mississipis. To reach the next level Kap needs to stand tall in there and look for receivers and take the hit. Any thoughts on this?


  198. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The shame on that one goes to the o-line. Four rushers. I doubt Kaepernick could see his RB check down. It looked like that is what caused his indecision, looking for him. I don’t down grade him on that play. If Harbaugh was here, some folks would be saying it was because Harbaugh demanded Kaepernick not run.

  199. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I guess my point is try to not take the sack because I agree that the Oline did a poor job. Kap had time to throw the ball away. On 2nd and 6 taking a 9 yard sack to make it 3rd and 15 puts the offense in a big hole. Keeping it 3rd and 6 is doable
    if Kap is able to process and make quicker decisions.

    It looks like he was either looking for Boldin or Vernon on the right side running deeper patterns.

    Some will say I’m picking on Kap but actually He needs to speed up his decision making process because it is probable his pass blocking will be similar or worse than it was last year with the inexperience in the line.

    If the team throws more than there are more chances to be sacked. If you start throwing to the backs it has to be quick because there will be one less blocker.

  200. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers success in 2015 is tied to Kap turning it around and they will rise or sink with how he plays and what improvements and upgrades he makes in his growth.
    Kap needs to coax 22 points out of the offense weekly to have a chance at a winning season and that is still contingent on a stingy defense.

  201. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Totally unacceptable.Both RB and WR open short and he either cannot see both or does but looks away for the long passes. If the D is giving him short stuff he has to take it because the scheme is paying more attention to Boldin and VD.

    The good QB’s take what the D gives them. QB coach and OC need to be yelling at him to change his vision and decision making. Is he stubborn as a mule. He is 6 ft 5 and can see the field. If pocket collapsing then should be a safe throw provided that allows the throw before the target breaks.

    2.5 years as a starter. Does he have a learning disability. Is he stupid. FO and “extra coaches” better be grooming Blaine Gabbert now. If CK is as bad at this at some point in the season he needs to be benched.

  202. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s talk playcalling and scheme.
    I am sure that when they drew up the play they gave Kap a safety valve and that would be Hyde in the left flat.
    Kap has to know tha when it gets too hot to go there.
    Last year Gore was always open to receive a pass on the tape but because Kap is looking further downfield he ignores Gore even when he’s going down with a sack just like he’s oblivious to were Hyde is or how open he is. Check down to Hyde and at worst it’s 3rd and 1.

    Average time to throw a pass is under 3 seconds before you’re under siege in the NFL. If the Oline gives you 4 plus seconds and you’re still holding the ball and are sacked who’s that on?

  203. RobNo Gravatar says:

    All you guys should stop this apologist, Homer Blog, nonsense we on Chuck’s blog do put a positive spin on everything because that how we live and that’s how we roll. We don’t wine about anything all we do is Support what Jed is doing and the players he puts on their field and we back our team like Die Hard Fans do. After all it’s only a game right? I think a few of you are taking this a little too far I won’t mention names. See we can care less if a player say like Kap has a miserable season or if he should be replaced he’s our guy until he’s traded or breaks his leg. We don’t care who Jed hires as our new Head Coach he’s our guy. We don’t care if players get arrested for Assault, DUI’s, Drugs we got their backs they’re our team. If Jed wants to take a year off we don’t care it’s his football team he can do what he wants. Remember he’s in constant contact with Eddie and you all need to get a life. See if we go 1-15 me and Chuck will be there next year at this exact time backing our team once again, we won’t think about this last season we’ll looking forward to the upcoming season because that’s what Die Hard 49er fans do. Some think it’s fans responsibility to question authority or the moves they make, it’s not our job to make sure the right moves are being made it’s our job to back it up with no negativity.

    I mean sure we have some split hitters like NJ49er, Fear and Grumpy who play things both ways. They come here and agree with you guys then they come over to our Blog and agree with us. These wishy washy fans are the worst, out to please not to offend. I respect either side backing the team regardless of what Jed does or those who hate and want to complain all day long, what I can’t take are the guys who plant themselves in the middle. Die Hard Fans either hate or embrace but playing both sides of the aisle is by far the worst.

  204. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Apologist. Homer.

  205. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t think that wss rob because this post was Rob instead of all lower case.

  206. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rob is also another of V’s stolen identities.

  207. robNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm looks like V really is into flattery. Or he just really wants to BE me lol.
    No big deal. Since pretty much everybody saw right through it NP.
    After all somehow V always manages to give himself away so I guess I don’t have anything to “wine” about . LMAO

  208. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hey V, How’s it hangin? Your right about one thing, wishy-washy is the worst.

  209. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Easy to laugh at Jonathan Martin’s physical football skills.
    Sad to read he’s actually a very troubled individual and I hope the Niner FO reaches out to him to get him the help he really needs as he has serious mental issues.

    NFL should look at how they are screening potential draft choices as there is a tremendous amount of pressure to live up to expectations and some just can’t handle it.


  210. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah that couldn’t have been the real Rob. He’s much better, yikes.

  211. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Martin wasn’t any better at killing himself than he was at blocking.

  212. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Pyongyang, N.K. chapter, Fairyland Blog is now using as an excuse that it’s OK for Ka to suck because they cherry pick stats for other QBs and they suck too.

    I suppose the excuses will keep on coming if you left it up to these clowns.

    It’s not very hard. If Kap gets better the 49ers get better.
    Why is it so hard to see that it’s in the best interest of the team for Kap to take a couple of major steps forward.

    What did I see in the Dallas game? That Kap still can’t throw a fade into the right corner of the end zone (Boldin). This after 2 years hev still has no touch on the fade route.

  213. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Beat me to it, Skeebers.

    Martin always seems to find a way to keep himself in the media. His “sad” story isn’t all that sad. But he keeps trying to make it sadder.

  214. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco offers the following from the joint practice with Denver

    “Bruce Miller is with the team but was not here at practice today, Jim Tomsula said. He was excused to deal with personal matter.”

    “49ers offense is not getting much going against Broncos, but tempo is good. They finished 20-play sequence four minutes faster than Denver.”

    “Marcus Martin is working with first offense at center; rookie Ian Silberman is at right guard.”

    “CB Dontae Johnson is with first-team defense with no-questions-asked starter Tramaine Brock on other side. Michael Wilhoite starts at ILB”

  215. winderNo Gravatar says:

    maybe we let the 24 second clock run down so low the last few years so the defense could get a breather.

  216. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “Remember, he’s in constant contact with Eddie, and you all need to get a life.”

    V is always worth reading…

  217. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Ahmad Brooks CHARGED by DA with misdemeanor sexual battery; grand jury INDICTS Ray McDonald on rape.”

  218. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke is directly on the hotseat if he knew this was coming down the pike for Brooks.

    How many more hits can this team take?

  219. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco was just on CSN and said Brooks has been sent home from Denver.
    He doesn’t think Brooks will be a 49er for long.

  220. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Tequila, barkeep. Just leave the bottle. It’s gonna be a long Autumn.

  221. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I love kicking Jed York when he’s down. With Brooks almost gone, who’s remaining from the starting lineup from this Super Bowl team?


    and Boone switched positions.

    7 out of 22? My, my, my…. I bet Jed York wishes he had done more to keep Harbaugh. Harbaugh was the glue that kept this team together. But at least for the homer blog the plays are coming in on time. Let’s go 2-14 but celebrate the plays coming in on time and vilify Harbaugh for 3 straight NFC title games. Only a true homer can look at thing that way and accept it.

  222. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Of the remaining 7 I just listed, Boone has already expressed a desire to leave San Francisco. Miller is under NFL investigation and is probably the most vulnerable player due to position to losing his roster spot with offensive philosophy coaching changes – of which there will be plenty over the next several years.

    Vernon and Boldin will be the first to leave – not re-signing with the club and not worth a franchise tag as they get older. Kaep might get run out of town by the racist faction of the 49er fan base.

    For my money, it’s between Bowman and Staley for who has the honor of last remaining 49er from the 2012 Super Bowl team. And I’d bet on Bowman… only because he’s younger than Staley.

  223. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Buck destroyed the Rams owner on Twitter yesterday. I wish there was a predominant Bay Area media member who called it like it was when assessing Jed York. But allas… the Bay Area has Ted Robinson who’s the world’s biggest homer and Matt Maiocco who’s got his head up Jed’s ass, looking for story nuggets … and really nobody else.

    Joe Starkey used to tell it like it was…. and he got canned. Lon Simmons wouldn’t have chimed in. Boomer and Al Micheals are Bay Area fans but both have made too much money off sports to be critical of any owner.

    For my money… I just became a Joe Buck fan.

    And if you want to talk all time media homers, Tim Ryan is right there with the biggest homer ever, Trent Dilfer. Can you imagine Dilfer and Ryan together commenting on a football game? I might grind my ears off with a belt sander.

  224. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Who will replace Brooks? Harold maybe.

    Racist? Nonsense. The problem with Kaepernick is his QB play which is inconsistent and may have plateaued. Sorry Barry used up that label/rant and it don’t fly no mo’ son.

    But don’t worry Kap not Bowman will be the last man standing. How come he’s not on your list of starting players from the SB team? Racist?

  225. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Oh KAEP, yeah there he is.


  226. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Phil – Anyone who thinks they know what the future holds for a starting qb in the NFL with less than 3 years under his belt isn’t being fair or objective. And then you have to ask why? Tattoos? Cap turned backwards? Thug life? Florida? Young qbs make mistakes on and off the field. Period. Even I gave Alex Smith a chance for 3 or 4 years. I will admit that Kaep is coming up on a time in his career that will define him as either a starter or a second stringer. But there are plenty on this blog and else where within the 49er fan base who didn’t like Kaep the minute he stepped off the banana boat.

  227. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    And Phil… he’s on the list. How come you deny he’s on my list? Racist?

  228. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Marcus Martin is working with first offense at center; rookie Ian Silberman is at right guard.”

    Both are experienced ZBS players. Must run the ball effectively to keep the D from getting buried.

    I’m guessing Lynch on left and Harold on right of DL.

  229. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah sure ‘racist’. How weak is that? Slapping that label on as you do is self-serving nonsense hoping to explain sub-standard performance by the QB. This is often used in the wider society to ‘explain’ criminal, illegal behavior. The biggest race baiters are those who are quickest to label others as “racist”.

    Plenty of fans didn’t like Alex either. So if they were black or Hispanic were they racist? By your standard it seems so.

  230. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sleeper OLB candidate is rookie Marcus Rush 6’2″ 255 lbs.

    He could be another Dan Skuta.

  231. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Phil – Now, with the new rookie salary cap, most young NFL qbs have to show something early on to justify a longer term deal. Kaep did. Russell Wilson did. For my money, even Tannehill did. But then the question becomes whether or not the qb has real staying power, and staying power means can they grow into the position to become an effective pocket passer? That’s it. Can they grow into the position to become an effective pocket passer? To do so, the young qb must study defenses, read defenses at the line of scrimmage, make accurate adjustments, reads, throws and develop chemistry with an ever-changing group of receivers. He also must learn to go through his progressions while getting a sense for how long he can hold the ball in the pocket.. and many other skills sets that are developed early on. You can’t honestly think a qb can learn all of that and do it well in two years.

    In my opinion, a qb has three or four years to get good at these things and then if he’s deficient you either find ways to help the team compensate around him or he’s gone. But you have to give him time to develop. You can’t kick a puppy for not behaving like an adult dog.

    If you’re fair and objective, you give a qb time to develop and learn from his mistakes. If fans won’t be objective like that, and they’re too quick to judge, something else is the matter. I’ve offered racism, and I do think, regarding Kaep, there is some of that within the 49er fan base. Joe and Steve were white. So were Jeff and Alex. Kaep is the first real non-white qb in SF to have some success and get a long-term deal. I think there are plenty of people who don’t like him because of it. But I also think there are plenty of people who don’t like Kaep because they’re true-blue Alex Smith supporters. And that’s not racism. That’s just loyalty gone overboard. I put Skeebers in that category. Not a racist, but an Alex Smith supporter. The two shouldn’t be confused.

  232. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry Spitty you’re attempt at sociology is full of crap.
    I just see a QB not a black QB or a green QB.
    If he performs like I expect him to I have no problem.
    Plenty of white QBs who choke when the pressure was on.
    Don’t play the race card here because that’s BS.

  233. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting regarding the Brooks situation… The Santa Clara DA believes there’s enough evidence to bring different charges against both McDonald and Brooks for an incident that both players were involved in that appears to be more egregious on McDonald’s behalf. The 49ers release McDonald. The DA has lesser charges for Brooks, same incident that McDonald gets fired for, but the 49ers aren’t releasing Brooks?

    I clearly have an axe to grind with the 49ers, and objective I’m admittedly not, but where’s the line? I understand that players are property like our once grand plantation owners in the South, and the overall value of the 49ers has a Titanic-like plummet to it recently, but both players were involved in the same thing – with again Ray’s role being more egregious. I don’t understand why Brooks is still around?

    Ray McDonald hasn’t been proven guilty. But the 49ers reason for dumping Ray was a series of bad decisions. But this isn’t Brooks’ first rodeo. What was that dude’s name who wouldn’t give Brooks his keys and took a beer bottle to the dome over it? No charges there, either. Wasn’t Brooks a project to begin with coming out of college? Didn’t the Bengals take him knowing he was a risk?

    So if nothing has been proven against McDonald, but the 49ers have cut him because of a series of bad decisions, the 49ers are now inconsistent and continue to look like a clown show if they keep Brooks without acknowledging his own series of bad decisions. Actually… I don’t even need to make that case. The 49ers are the ultimate clown show in the NFL, regardless of my efforts here.

  234. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – If you don’t think there are 49er fans out there who don’t like Kaep because of his ethnicity, you’re dumber than you smell.

  235. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    There may well be some but not a majority.
    When you talk intolerance you start sounding like Donald Chump.

  236. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I think Brooks will be gone pretty soon for his above errors but especially that he’s now been charged. Misdemeanor first time vs felony for serial offender Ray Mac has to count for something in the Ninere FO thinking. Current Niner environment is not one to make errors in actions or judgement. Ask Aldon about that. We’ll see how it plays out. Not ready to damn the FO just yet. For their other, uh, crimes, yes I’m ready.

    QB performance is #1 with most fans. Yep they should be given time to develop, say 3-4 years, agree. No problem with that from me but time is now for Kap- or else…Gabbert? Yikes.

    ALL races have a preference to some degree for their own. To the degree they, all of them, prejudge others of another race they are ‘racist’ by definition. Or as VDH puts it more kindly “racialist”. No one race has a monopoly on racism or ‘racialism’. Plenty of hateful non-white racialists in our country. Why do some political factions never acknowledge this? Self-serving racialists?

    BTW my son has an absurd collection of tattoos but I still love him, lol. More interested in his success and stability in life tho.

  237. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks was taken in the supplemental draft by the Bengals. I IRS the only transgression by Brooks in the NFL was the beer bottle to Mike Purcell. Goodell may take it easy on him then?

    Spit is a liberal. They see racism behind a lot of Whitey’s actions.

  238. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    A lot of things are going to trump the current divisive political and social environment. None of which have much to do with the NFL. Right Skeebs?

    For me I’m happy to report that I’m currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Grishams A Time To Kill. Coincidence…

    I think Kap is plenty smart IQ wise but maybe not so much with football IQ. Man needs to step up this year or else…Gabbert? Yikes! Hey Gabbert could flourish in a short passing O so who knows?

  239. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Who claimed a majority?

    Bakkentom – I’m an independent and I’m for the middle class. Right now I’m a liberal and socialist because the rich in America have the game rigged. And I don’t worry if people try to label me as a liberal or a socialist. That’s right wing propaganda that no longer works.

  240. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Kap is not performing and stinking up the place they should not be afraid to bring in Gabbert, otherwise why the hell is he the backup QB and why are you paying him $2 mil?
    You will never know unless you give Gabbert the chance.
    Somehow if you feel Gabbert’s not worthy to play then he shouldn’t even be on the roster.

  241. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Russell Wilson has football IQ and instincts. It’s a feel like a sixth sense and he seems to have eyes in the back of his head.
    He is also acknowleged to be a team leader that can rally his team and make things happen when the game is at stake.

  242. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit… you remind me of Milton on Office Space. Have you found your stapler? Don’t burn the place down.

    You want to know the scoop on Gabbert? Baalke brought him in thinking Jim Harbaugh could spin straw into gold. Then Harbaugh left and Baalke now has straw in the barn, which is nice if you’re on a farm. But if you run a football team, straw in the barn means you’ve got nothing backing up your starters.

    The 49ers, for at least this year, will live and die with Kaep. If you bring in Gabbert because Kaep is struggling, you’re guaranteed loses. I’d be willing to bet that Blaine Gabbert never wins a game as the 49ers’ starter in a game he starts.

    And Bullit, if you can’t see on your own that Blaine Gabbert is horrid and Baalke made a mistake, then you just can’t evaluate.

  243. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    ” I’m an independent and I’m for the middle class. Right now I’m a liberal and socialist because the rich in America have the game rigged.”

    So you’re an “independent” socialist then?

    The bottom 50% pay 3 (THREE) percent of the income tax paid. That’s a helluva rigged system those rich Americans set up for themselves. You’re so used to someone else paying the freight for you, you now think they aren’t paying for enough of what you want.

    Any objection to the thousands and thousands of illegals and lazy-ass Americans making bank on the largess of the “rich” in America in the form of earned income credit?

    If you’re for the poor getting more by stealing it from the rich you’re just a thief. An independent socialist thief.

  244. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK has already had his 4 years. Drafted spring 2011. 2.5 years as starter. Still cannot handle QB 101 as evidenced last season.

    He is lucky TB reticent on QB and WR scouting, assessment, and draft priorities.

  245. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – Yeap, that’s me… a welfare grabbing thief who’s lazy and hoping for a handout from the rich. It’s all the illegals fault, actually.

    This kind of thinking is so, so tired. People like NoFear are in the ever increasing minority. And Republicans know it. That’s why they’re trying to change the voting laws. But it’s not working. We are all now experiencing a full-throttle backlash to the Bush years that will last decades in America. Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered. George Bush and his cronies were hogs and it exposed the Republicans as greedy elitists. The backlash is now manifested by people in America openly calling themselves Liberals and Progressives and Socialists. And proud of it. The dying breed is the Republican. And Donald Trump is killing you. He might be good for TV, but wait until voting day. Yikes! It’s kinda like the first game of the NFL season. I can’t wait. Don’t cite the polls. Polls are rigged.

    And don’t point to the Republicans winning the house and senate as proof the Republicans are still alive and well. The Republicans won’t win the white house for another 16 years… unless they start killing people again (like Kennedy).

    Go, Bernie, GO! (to GB Packer music)

  246. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit there’s more to the Gabbert Contract than meets the eye.

    He’s a former 1st RD Pick that has had starting experience.
    Pair that with a guy like Logan Thomas coming out of College recently in AZ.
    Thomas is making more than Gabbert.
    Charlie Whitehurst is making more as well.

    Here’s the breakdown (link) of current Contracts at the QB position.
    Gabbert IMO is better than many of the other options already on NFL Rosters and, he’s relatively cheap by comparison.

    I know how much you focus on Baalke being a failure but, he’s provided youth/depth and, managed the budget very well, while still paying Kaep starting QB money.

    BTW, Gabbert accounts for 12.5% of the Cap with $500K guaranteed.
    Compare that to a guy like Chad Henne or Mark Sanchez for example.
    There are numerous backup QBs out there with ridiculous Contracts that aren’t all that much better than Gabbert.


  247. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – I don’t care about Gabbert’s contract at all. He sucks. Pay him the minimum and he’ll still suck. The money is an issue, but what’s worse is that the 49ers’ talent evaluator has brought in Blaine Gabbert to backup Kaep without bringing in anyone to challenge Gabbert just in case Gabbert sucks…. which he does. Big time.

    Trent Baalke is a horrific GM. He’s comparable to Terry Donahue.

  248. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom – CK is only in year 3. In 2012, CK took over for Smith halfway through the season…then went to the Super Bowl. Alex Smith, btw, wasn’t going to beat either GB or the Falcons to get there. Then in 2013, Kaep had his first full year as a starter – and went to the NFC Championship game where he admittedly didn’t play well, but that was partly because Seattle shut down Frank Gore from play one. The completion of last year left Kaep only completing 2.5 half regular seasons. Even after this year, he’ll still only have 3.5 seasons under his belt – and that’s still not enough to completely evaluate a guy. But I’d rather see Kaep go somewhere else. I like the kid. He’ll have a better chance on a team with an owner and front office who aren’t running a total clown show.

  249. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I think the Giants are going to win the division. Even with all their problems they’re still homegrown. Pitching injuries… there’s still 40 games left to play, and I’m betting the Giants turn it on not through their pitching but with their bats. Cain is done for the year. Heston is struggling. Vogie will always be a headcase. Hudson? Peavy? Lincecum? Injured. How is BB doing it? Another reason the Giants will win the division is because they’re playing with house money. There’s no pressure on the Giants – 3 rings, baby. But the Dodgers are the highest payrolled team in MLB with nothing to show for it. That pressure will make the difference, and 2.5 with 40 some odd games left to play ain’t enough for the boys in blue.

  250. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, did you have communists as parents. Every view you have is 180 from mine. CK gets this year to figure it out. Can’t fix stupid. I REALLY hope I am wrong on him. See if he gets, the mental stuff this season.

  251. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit do you think the NYG will fare any better with Ryan Nassib backing up Eli Manning?
    This game is about managing a Cap, along with some talented depth on the roster overall.
    We could be doing worse than Gabbert.
    At least he knows the speed of the game, having done some time in it already.

    Why the concern anyway?
    Haven’t the streets in the Hamlet of Geneoushire been painted Maize and Blue by now?
    Michigan football is coming – Time’s a wastin’

  252. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    On one hand you say 3.5 seasons is not long enough to evaluate a QB. Yet for Gabbert 2 years seems to be plenty.
    Can’t have it both ways. Which is it?

    You are making the same assumptions that Alex Smith couldn’t beat certain teams just like you said you’d stop watching football if Smith beat the Aints. You’re still watching?

  253. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Remember what I wrote in the beginning. A young qb has to show something to get his foot in the door now with the rookie salary cap preventing automatic qb starters because of huge rookie contracts. Russell Wilson earned an extension. So did Kaep. Blaine Gabbert never earned that. He was terrible in Jacksonville to the point they traded him to some sucker thinking they could turn his career around. Once a qb earns an extension, then the real fun begins. The question then is whether or not a qb can become an effective pocket passer. I’m not having it both ways. Nice try.

    NJ – You’re stuck in 2013. This 49er team is no longer about managing the salary cap. This team has lost so much talent it’s about acquiring talent – salary cap be damned. The 49ers need offensive linemen, backup qbs, linebackers, secondary players, pass rushers and wide receivers. If you think the 49ers are concerned with the salary cap, you’re stuck in 2013. No excuse for not having a backup qb to Kaep.

    Bakkentom – My parents floated me as a child down the Nile in a basket. I’m here now to lead my people out of bondage. Go, Bernie, GO! (To GB Packer music).

  254. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    There are plenty of QBs that were late bloomers such as Plunkett, Gannon, Steve Young, Kurt Warner and even Elway.

    Warner had success with the Rams after bagging groceries, was a washout with the Giants and had success with the Cards.
    Elway lost 3 Super Bowls and it took him 15 seasons to win his first.

    I believe an important coaching tool is giving a player the hook. It’s embarassing but it forces the player to refocus and assess what he’s doing wrong and if his backup has a good game it get’s the competitive juices flowing. I don’t believe that a player should ever feel that he can’t lose his job or be replaced. That’s when he gets lazy and stops working to be better.

  255. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The irony of the Brooks/MacDonald situations is that Niner fans used to laugh at the Raiduhs for pulling the same crap.
    Janokowski in a nightclub caught trying to put a “roofie” in a woman’s drink.
    Darryl Russell (late RIP) and two cohorts succeeding in drugging a woman and then filming a gang rape of her. Might have convinced the woman not press charges in a monetary settlement but Russell failed 7 drug tests and was suspended for a year and a half.
    Then you have Jamarcus and Rolando McLain and their problems
    and the Raiduhs were dysfunction city.

    Sorry to say the shoe is clearly on the other foot and we have more than our share of outlaws and thugs on the team.
    Apparently Jed is rethinking his winning with class proclamation. I think he just wants to win now.

  256. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, in this game you never stop acquiring Draft Picks and, you always seek a cheaper option to budget for the Cap.
    Count the DBs and OLmen on the roster right now.
    Young Safeties and TEs too.
    Baalke got blindsided with several retirements which certainly couldn’t have been planned for.
    Extra Cap space helps anytime.

    Gabbert was also a victim of going to a starving for talent JAX team as a Rookie.
    Baalke got him after all the heavy money was already paid.

  257. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The problem with what happened yesterday with Brooks is it’s another off field distraction. Instead of talking football Tomsula is certain to be asked legal questions that he’ll have to dance around. Jed and Baalke won’t make themselves available because that’s what REAL men would do.
    In the Harbaugh years many blamed the coach forgetting that he answered to GM Baalke and to the owner who could overrule him a any time.

    Anyhow here is Scott Ostler’s take


  258. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have read that it was Ray McDonald that provided the security tape to prove that his sexual encounter was consensual.
    In doing so it showed Brooks groping the woman and taking advantage because she was intoxicated/unconscious.
    RayMac by trying to get off the hook provided evidence to the DA of Brooks committing a crime.

    Baalke just released a statement that Brooks was still on the team. That’s the classy thing to do.

  259. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles is accusing me of flip flopping.
    Remember he was the guy antagonizing posters asking them if the would let Ray Mac babysit their daughters?

    No outrage for Brooks who is accused of sexual battery.
    I said Brooks should have been suspended for assaulting a team mate with a bottle. That team mate made the fatal mistake of asking for $1 mil rather than press charges.

    Just read what the supreme leader of Pyongyang N.K. chapter
    wrote where he implies that Brooks was the victim.
    RayMac provided the security tape t clear himself and it shows Brooks committing a crime. The tape doesn’t lie.

  260. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Short yahoo on CK contract:


    The big guarantee is against injury. Team friendly contract, why would his agent agree to this. Paid like a franchise QB with unproven mental skills that are severely holding back the potential of this offense. Motivation of skill players degrades this team with CK under use of them.

  261. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Short yahoo on CK contract:


    The big guarantee is against injury. Team friendly contract, why would his agent agree to this. Paid like a franchise QB with unproven mental skills that are severely holding back the potential of this offense. Motivation of skill players degrades this team with CK under use of them.

  262. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    At least Kaepernick’s not pushing “Recovery Water.”

  263. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco this is what on at the Niner’s last open practice

    “: The 49ers and Broncos concluded their two days of practices Thursday without any skirmishes. The most tension shown on the practice field came during a one-on-one pass-rush drill was when 49ers offensive guard Brandon Thomas stonewalled Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith. Smith then took a swipe at Thomas, who did not retaliate. . . During a pass-rush drill, 49ers defensive lineman Quinton Dial flattened rookie center Dillon Day. . . The 49ers’ offensive line struggled against the Broncos pass rush. The Broncos rolled up at least eight would-be sacks against the 49ers and forced several more quarterback scrambles. . . The 49ers had some issues with the center-quarterback exchange. Marcus Martin and Kaepernick fumbled a snap. Joe Looney had a high snap to backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert. . . Wide receiver Bruce Ellington caught a short touchdown pass from Gabbert during a red-zone period. . . Kendall Hunter saw plenty of action in the running game. He had a fumbled exchange with Kaepernick, but he also caught a Kaepernick pass out of the backfield. . . White caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert over the coverage of second-string cornerback Kayvon Webster. Quinton Patton ran a clear out on that side to leave White one-on-one. . . Linebacker Shayne Skov had a would-be sack of backup QB Brock Osweiller. . . Keith Reaser made an outstanding defensive play when he laid out for a diving pass breakup of a Manning pass intended for Jordan Norwood. Reaser came back a short time later to break up another deep Manning pass intended for Norwood. . . 49ers nose tackle Garrison Smith batted down a Zac Dysert pass at the line of scrimmage. . . Torrey Smith caught back-to-back quick outs during a two-minute drill. . . That period ended with Kaepernick’s pass was tipped by Brandon Marshall, a teammate of Kaepernick’s at Nevada, and intercepted by free safety Darian Stewart. Reggie Bush stripped Stewart of the ball on the return, but the Broncos fell on the fumble. . .The official on the right sideline incorrectly ruled a deep pass from Manning to receiver Cody Latimer inbounds despite perfect coverage from Kenneth Acker to force him out of bounds before the catch. NaVorro Bowman vehemently disputed the call, as he called on reporters who had a good view of the play to confirm Latimer was clearly out of bounds. (Bowman was correct; and it was even close). . . On the next play, Manning hit receiver Demaryius Thomas on an 8-yard touchdown on a quick slant against Shareece Wright. . . Cornerback Dontae Johnson had a couple of deep pass breakups on Osweiler passes intended for rookie Jordan Taylor and Corbin Louks. . . 49ers rookie QB Dylan Thompson’s pass intended for Ellington was intercepted by rookie safety Josh Furman. . . Gabbert’s two-minute drill ended with a four-and-out. . . Thompson hit DiAndre Campbell on a deep post for a TD to end the third-team’s two-minute drill. . . Cornerback Mylan Hicks broke up Dysert’s pass for Nathan Palmer in the end zone to end the day.”

  264. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting editorial from Kawakami with new revelations that Jim Harbaugh was pushing for a written code of conduct for the team in 2014 and that rubbed York/Baalke the wrong way.
    One apologists has always had Harbaugh as the villain in all this
    but Kawakami says the coach was actually trying to fix what was and remains broken.


  265. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I rarely read Maiocco because that site is awkward and slow so good to see that here. Hmmm, trouble handling DEN pass rush? OL must gel soon or Gabby will be covering for a dinged up Kap. We all love Gabbert right?

    He’s a secondary issue with primary being “Will Kap play good, smart football?” Also “Is our GM worth beans or what?” Leads to the already answered “Is York an egg sucking moron?”

    Bronks took one look at the sack DAL laid on Kap and said ‘Hmmm let’s try a bunch of that stuff’.

    Yikes = our OL

  266. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Jimi is not the cause of Niner culture of dysfunction? What a revelation. Maybe he really is “St. Jim” after all. Not that the NFL is my religion or anything. I’ll have to read that one Bullit

  267. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How does interior pass pro look by the IOL. Is CK stepping up into the pocket to avoid outside pass rush.

    Okoye has athletic measurable better than Aldon, except for long arms. Okoye somewhere in the nickel, at least in a rotation?

  268. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Following Dallas Better Rivals have the following players with an arrow up:

    J Tartt up = a hitter down hill effective in run support

    Marcus Martin played better on runs. Is he being moved to OC?

    T Brown better run blocking, mobile

    Dontae Johnson +4.3 PFF best on field amongst all on D

    Hayne, J 21 yd / return average so far. Is he ‘best since J Taylor’? Extra 5-10 yards on PR is big for a team over course of season

    Mike Davis wiggle, speed, change of direction. Back to 2013?

    Hunter or Hayne or Davis? Hunter is odd man out?


    Brandon Thomas
    Eric Pears
    Still tinkering with the OL this late is not reassuring, need to settle

    Q Patton down, mistakes, poor stats

    Skov not good in coverage, Wilhoite better
    Tartt to coverage role to compensate

    AZ preview = big OL weakness, questions re: Carson Palmer durability. Starts @ 39:30 mark

  269. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  270. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore keeps praising Andrew Luck and his words make you wonder about Kap.
    To be fair and in case you forgot Harbaugh coached Luck at Stanford before Kap in SF.


  271. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More from Gore including the podcast.

    Now we know St Andrew is not just a golf course in Scotland.


  272. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In depth on the technical nuances and strategy courtesy of ProFootballStrategy.com Xs & Os



2021 Schedule
09/12 - 10:00 AM @ DET
09/19 · 10:00 AM @ PHI
09/26 · 5:20 PM v GB
10/03 · 1:05 PM v SEA
10/10 · 1:25 PM @ AZ
10/17 BYE
10/24 · 5:20 PM v IND
10/31 · 10:00 AM @ CHI
11/07 · 1:25 PM v AZ
11/15 · 5:15 PM v LAR
11/21 · 10:00 AM @ JAX
11/28 · 1:25 PM v MIN
12/05 · 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 · 10:00 AM @ CIN
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
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

Grumpy: DNP