Fall From Grace

This is normally the time we disparage our upcoming opponents and scoff at any notion they might be able to beat the mighty 49ers. Two wallopings in a row kind of takes the swagger off the mighty, though. I hope the team’s confidence isn’t shaken as much as its fans’ has.

Thursday night games are usually pretty ugly, which suits the way both the Rams and Niners have been playing this year. Any win at this point would be acceptable, though, ugly or not. The 49ers need to somehow stay in the hunt for the playoffs until their injured playmakers return to duty.

Opinions about what is wrong with the team have varied from Jim Harbaugh sucks, to Greg Roman sucks, to Colin Kaepernick sucks, to the WRs suck, to Hahaha eat it – signed Raider fan. Admittedly, that last opinion lost some traction after the Monday night game, which the Raider QB Terrelle Pryor described thusly on Twitter: “Sorry about the loss RaiderNation. I don’t remember much ! Good hit by whoever it was. I heard our team fought well.”

The team has lost two games in a row for the first time since Harbaugh became the head coach. If they make it a threefer by losing to the Rams, it will begin to stir memories of what it felt like with Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary running the team. It would also make Harbaugh 0 for 3 against Rams coach Jeff Fisher. That would be two coaches in the NFC West who have Harbaugh’s number, with Pete Carroll being the other.

The elephant in the room is also in play here. The locker room credibility of management could be eroding. From the shabby treatment of Alex Smith last year, to the look the other way motif regarding Perrish Cox, Ahmad Brooks, and now Aldon Smith, it’s a bit of a stretch to be chanting “Who’s got it better than us?” and standing on a soap box of righteousness.

It’s also possible that two years of college style rah-rah from Harbaugh is finding more and more deaf ears. The local press is smelling blood swirling in the water around a head coach who has treated these scribblers with disdain and arrogance, even questioning their motives. It’s hard getting up the mountain, but it’s easy as hell falling off of it.

Thursday night’s game against the Rams is a critical mass game, no doubt about it.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This will be an epic match. Somebody has to win. Errr, check that! We actually had a game last year where nobody won.

  2. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I picked 2 ties this year. I expect them both to be against the Rams.

  3. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Would you like to tie me up with some of your ties, Ty?”

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still think the helmet to helmet personal fouls should either be challengeable or automatically reviewed upstairs.
    Whitner’s flag for the personal foul never should have been called
    and the NFL knows it.
    It’s a simple matter of the booth guy buzzing down and telling the ref to take a look if he sees no such contact.
    Tough call for the on field officials to see in real time.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Haven’t seen you around the nape of this neck. Uh, neck of the, uh . . .

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I have to agree with Bullitt on that one. Given the huge momentum and field position shift of a 15-yard penalty, and how hard it is to get that right on a bang-bang play, a booth review of each “helmet” flag seems reasonable.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Taylor Price on Ninertalk said that Manningham might start practicing in a couple of weeks which would put him on track for the Titans away game.
    Said the same for Tank Carradine.
    The key is they have to hit the practice field about 10 days before their first game where they could be in for 15-20 snaps.
    The cavalry is coming.

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    At what point do you just let them play? Either call everything near the head as a penalty or call none of it. Every game I watch I see probably 3 or 4 plays that go uncalled. The Raiders are in trouble because Terrelle Pryor tweeted after the game that he didn’t remember any of the game due to a hit he took late in the game. I don’t know if it drew a penalty, or what the outlying circumstances were, but he went in for 2 more plays before they pulled him.
    At some point they have to let them go about their business. I think we’ve reached the apex of the protection these guys can get from the equipment. These gradual changes over the years have taught the players that they feel invincible, they can turn into human missiles with no repercussions, and that they can lead with their heads to run and to hit. In the leather helmet days, players didn’t lead with their heads as it would kill them. Maybe taking off the facemasks would lead to more ‘heads up’ tackling.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We need Quinton Dial, Crabs, and a fast WR . . . That cavalry is 2 Shetland ponies.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Surprised Denny didn’t comment on Jacoby Jones being hit across the forehead by a champagne bottle on a party bus by a stripper.
    Rumor has it the stripper’s last name was Brooks.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Manningham is proven and a huge upgrade over any receiver we have active now not named Boldin.
    Given that both Carradine and Dial are rookies I’ll go with the higher second round pick as the more talented player.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We need all of them, skippy. And a change of strategy. Great news is Bowman is hampered by a wrist injury.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Part of Niner injury list
    Questionable: Asomugha (knee), T ADavis (shoulder), TE VDavis (hamstring), Ventrone (concussion), WR Williams (rib, knee), Willis (groin)
    So KW is hurt again and still unproductive as a receiver.
    They might have LMJ returning quicks and start Patton or Baldwin.
    I just don’t see KW growing as a reliable NFL WR. He might have speed but he can’t get open.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    quicks = kicks
    Need coffee

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Weekly detailed analysis of film study. Could be a case of cherry picking bad plays for Kap.
    Kap has to take what the defense is giving him and not wait for a bigger play that might not come.
    Obviously the 3 and outs are killing the defense.
    Roman should bolster his confidence by giving him some easy completions if that’s possible with this lineup.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I forgot to give credit to Questforsix of Niners Nation for the film study.
    As usual he does a most excellent job.

  17. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So after being humiliated in back-to-back games by both the Seahawks and Colts, tonight we have the honor of getting refaced by the Rams.

  18. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    *red-faced* me smoke’em peace pipe too much with Dancing Bear.

  19. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh & Co. are playing scared with Kap. They’re afraid of him getting hurt too much and being forced with the alternative — McCoy. So is every other NFL team with a star starting QB. This all started in the preseason when Kap played nary a series. If he gets hurt the season is over. Keep playing healthy and scared and the season will be over anyways. Let ’em rip. I say Kap runs for 80 + yds and a TD tonight. He better.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I was good with “refaced”. If it ain’t a word, it should be.

  21. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Refaced — the Niners are becoming the Joan Rivers of football.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s been refaced the most?
    • Joan Rivers
    • Cher
    • Michael Jackson
    • Jerry Jones

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How many time have you been ‘faced, Dennis? The mind boggles.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My vote goes to Raquel Welch
    She doesn’t look 73
    Contrast that to Ursula Andress who is 77. Basically she looks normal for her age.

  25. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, don’t you worry about my face. You’re still trying to save face for picking the Raiders to win the AFC West last year. Talk about needing reconstructive plastic surgery.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, you picked Dallas to win the Super Bowl, Dennis.

  27. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And when pray tell did I do that? I believe I never made a SB pick for this year, and last year I believe I predicted GB and DEN.
    I’ll say this: Tony Romo and Dallas with their 2-1 record and +28 pt differential looks a whole lot better then Kap and our Niners at 1-2 and -40 pt differential.
    How bout dem Cowboys!

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jon Baldwin and LaMichael James are active tonight. Marlon Moore benched.

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Have all of us forgotten that this is the return of Craig Dahl to St. Louis? That’s gotta be worth 10 pts. — for the Rams.

  30. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I rate Melissa Stark second only to Hannah Storm for their good taste in women’s clothing. Always classy, neat and sharp. Those girls were raised right.

  31. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    It’s not of great importance, but does anyone know why the Rams chose to wear their white unis at home?

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the old days when they were in LA they wore white at home just like your fave the Cowgurls.

  33. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So my two favorite teams are now the Raiders and Cowboys?
    “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Clarence Oddbody, AS2.

  34. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rams 22
    Raiders 17

  35. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Just for the helluva it, I’d throw it DEEP on the first play. Just me.

  36. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    3rd and 11 and we call a draw? Played scared much? WR courtesy of Richard Dawson. Bring back Nedney and his calcified mass. Jesus H. Christ.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Survey says Dawson ain’t so good.

  38. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Roman has no clue what he’s doing with this offense. Both Harbaugh and Roman don’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick, and an aging Frank Gore. Second play of the first drive, Frank Gore runs through a hole I could drive a Mac truck through and Gore does nothing with the hole. Kendal Hunter would have taken that to the house. But then Hunter gets a chance on 3rd and 11 and they run? You’ve got to be kidding me?

  39. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – the radio said they chose to wear their white unis because the Rams Thursday night gimmick is “White Out.”

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This is ridiculous. Bring in McCoy.

  41. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    All you have to do is go max protect, create a pocket for Kaep, and post up Q. The passing attack starts with a pocket, and a pocket passer. Quit rolling Kaep out, but, because Roman and Harbaugh didn’t think ahead this off season, we’re stuck with Kaep having to get coached between games and that’s never efficient. The problem with the 49ers on offense right now is three fold.
    1.) Kaep didn’t get enough off season coaching regarding how to be a pocket passer.
    2.) Roman can’t design passing plays partly because he’s bad at it, but also because Kaep can’t get comfortable in the pocket. Another aspect is that for whatever reason, Roman won’t go max protect.
    3.) All the 49ers have with the run is an older Frank Gore. They are stubbornly continuing to feed Gore over Hunter.

  42. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Fools right now blame players. This is the coaches.

  43. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Shotgun, four wide receivers, spread ’em out. OR…Max protect, deep. OR…Max protect, post up Q. But don’t run the ball until the passing game is rolling.

  44. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Quit. Running. The. Football.

  45. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    They (Harbaugh) are literally scared to death of letting Kap run the ball off the read option. Pathetic.

  46. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Why is Gore one of the receivers in a 4 wide receivers spread attack? Jesus, Roman has no clue.
    Boldin, Patton, Williams and Baldwin. No Gore.

  47. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – You don’t run Keap, either. You force Kaep to play from the pocket.

  48. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Wow… you mean a spread pass play without Gore as a wide receiver works? Amazing. Please, for the love of God, quit running.

  49. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “This is ridiculous. Bring in McCoy.” To do what, hem and wash the unis? Colt does that at the half.

  50. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Throw the damn ball with Kaep. Period. No. more. running. Force Kaep to get comfortable in the pocket. Force Roman to pull his out of his ass. Force the 49ers to learn to be pass first, run second. No more running with ANCIENT GORE!

  51. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – Skeebers is trolling, but he’ll regret that statement. He’s clearly not in the Kaep camp. That’ll hurt Skeebers once Kaep gets it rolling. But that will take Roman pulling his offensive head out of his arse.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Patton out with foot injury.

  53. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Hopefully Nnamdi just lost his starting job.

  54. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Patton out with a foot injury because the 49ers tried to use a smaller wide receiver to run that quick outside hitter to a smaller wide receiver who doesn’t have the body bulk to cut the play back inside. Same play that got Mario Manningham hurt. Roman doesn’t know how to throw the football.

  55. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    So easy to create a passing attack with Kaep and yet Roman has no clue. Fire Roman!!!!
    Fire Roman!!!!

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rats. Cortland Finnegan (the guy getting torched by Boldin) questionable to return.

  57. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Hunter’s awesome. You give Hunter the opportunities Gore has gotten in this game, Hunter’s over 100 yards rushing. Gore is a short yardage, goal line back at this stage in his career.

  58. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Gore breaks free on a sell-out by the Rams D, and Gore still almost gets caught from behind. Lol. Give the opportunities to Hunter.

  59. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gore goes over a 100. Yeah, he’s useless. 10 carries, 107 yds.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore just stuck it to the clueless one with the big mouth.

  61. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Finnegan? Not that Finnegan who was the nemesis of Capt. Kirk in one my all-time favorite “Star Trek” episodes entitled, “Shore Leave?” I’ll never forget Yeoman Barrows. Played by Emily Banks. That redhead ranks atop the leaderboard of all my favorite Trekkie girls.

  62. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Where the hell is Baldwin? Get him running a deep route, and give Kaep MAX PROTECT!!!!

  63. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Look at the holes Frank Gore is running through… Who’s clueless? I could run through those holes. Hell, Frank’s limpin’ through ’em.
    Skeebers hates him some Colin Kaepernick. Hard to run a blog when you hate the starting qb. That’s okay, Berger missed him in his own backyard.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The delusional have a hard time dealing with reality.
    I can just picture clueless one as Gore scored.
    What a great run!

  65. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    What did Mike Mayock say? He watched the tape of the Rams / Cowboys’ game last week, and the Rams’ run D was “hard to watch.” You give those opportunities to someone else and they’ll have three TDs. Frank almost got caught from behind on a D sellout on 4th and short. Pathetic.

  66. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – You still sitting at home up in Nevada City, taking pills and milking your government for a disability check? Now that’s pathetic. Grow a pair.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That was a beautiful run. The Rams just saw Gore’s heels and read Cya!
    What’s pathetic is a clueless big mouth talking about ALMOST.
    Have problems dealing with reality I see.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners managed to take the crowd out of the game.
    They booed the Rams leaving at halftime.

  69. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Rams run defense is the worst in the NFL. Great time for Gore to get right, and for Gore fans to point to him as “still having it.” But the reality is, in big games Gore’s nothing but a goal line and short yardage back. You give Hunter some of those holes tonight and he scores multiple TDs.

  70. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore fumbles against the worst run defense in the NFL. Doesn’t really matter anyway because the 49ers aren’t going to compete for a Super Bowl this year anyway, so Frank should enjoy his swan song.

  71. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Roman: The only guy in the stadium who can keep Colin Kaepernick under 200 yards passing.
    You don’t keep rolling Kaep out to the right like Mayock just illustrated. You keep him in the pocket and make Kaep get comfortable and make Roman create some actually passing plays that are smart. Now I will admit that working on both at the same time is suicide, but both need to be addressed.

  72. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    What was that, Skeebers? Bench Kaep? Two TDs? Kid looks good even with a horrid Greg Roman game plan. But again, it’s against the Rams. I could run for 200 against the Rams and might even be able to throw for 300 without Greg Roman creating my passing plays.

  73. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    All Roman can do is roll Kaep out to the right? Really?

  74. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    FIRE GREG ROMAN!!!!!!!!!

  75. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Great game for Gore and Kaep to get well on, but what we learned or confirmed is that the Rams aren’t good. I told you the Cardinals would have a better record than the Rams.

  76. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, like I’ve been telling Berger all along…Greg Roman is just taking orders from his **** General, Jim Harbaugh. The OC is just an extension of the HC’s game plan and philosophy. Greg Roman is Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) taking his orders from HQ, or in this case, HC (Harbaugh) to “Save Private Ryan.”
    If you truly want to “Save Private Ryan,” Harbaugh must go.

  77. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Stop making Greg Roman the “Escaped Goat.” It was the same deal with Jimmy Raye. He was just taking orders and implementing Singletary’s offense. The buck stops with the HC. If he doesn’t like the play call, change the goddamn motherless son of a f**k.

  78. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Have a game, NaVorro Bowman. Good on ya #53. Proud of ya.

  79. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del- I know full well about the Bo Schembechler philosophy, but Greg should have been working to create a pocket passer and play action game with Kaep this off season. Instead they opened the season with the read option that everyone saw would never work this year. It’s really both Harbaugh and Roman not working with Kaep this off season to create a pocket passer. That’s what the Seahawks did with Russell, and that foresight probably will win them the Super Bowl this year.

  80. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    No shit, Del. Bowman’s unstoppable tonight. The Rams are terrible. The Rams and NY Giants might be the two surprise worst teams in the NFL.

  81. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Boy. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong about the Rams being good this year.

  82. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Why the hell is Justin Smith still in the game right now? Killin’ me, Harbaugh.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, don’t run Gore. Brilliant, Spit. He only opened up everything for the team to do tonight.

  84. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck – Man up. Quit milking the government.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, I’ll never forget on draft day when we selected Bowman from Penn St. I quickly read his bio and found out he punched someone in the face (not throat, -1 pt.) on campus. I blogged on SFGate that “I love the guy already.” I got a shitload of “thumbs up.” Thumbs up the Rams defense. TD Hunter!

  86. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Kendal Hunter on a 29 yard touchdown run on a sweep. Gore couldn’t have done that 2 years ago. Gore would have turned that into a two yard run…. and the Rams are horrible.

  87. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – Bowman’s been a personal favorite of mine as well. There’s so many funny stories about Bowman already.

  88. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did we just lose Joe Staley? I know he walked off, but they brought out the cart. Shit.

  89. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Iupati is awesome. I love watching him block.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Iupati pulled and took two players out on Franks TD run. He was pulling and pulverizing all night!

  91. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    How the hell did the Rams go 7-8-1 or whatever the hell they went last year? They got clobbered by the Falcons and Cowboys as well. They stink.

  92. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    For as much as you guys want to feel good about this win tonight, it did nothing to get this offense back on track. Actually, it’s a win, and we now have 10 days to create an offense, so we basically just bought time.
    But for the 49ers to make progress this year (we aren’t a Super Bowl contender, and doubt we’ll make a serious run… and we might not even make the playoffs), we have to, we must, develop a passing attack with Kaep in the pocket. Tonight Roman rolled Kaep to the right and ran with Gore. That won’t be enough, and teams will take away Kaep’s roll to the right. Team will also be able to stop Frank’s old legs with 6 in the box.
    Roman must start creating a passing attack with scheme. He looks a long ways from doing it if he just choses to run against a horrible team instead of starting to get a passing attack going. Tonight was a great opportunity to develop a passing attack against a horrible team. In the big picture, all that did was buy us more time to develop a passing game. But the Niners are showing that’s not their intention. If we keep trying to run with Frank and roll Kaep to the right, we won’t make the playoffs. The key to the playoffs is Kaep in the pocket.

  93. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, I respectfully disagree with you and your thoughts that keeping Kap in the pocket is the key to the Niners making the playoffs.
    Au contraire, mon frère. You know me, man. It’s all about the D. Ronnie Lott is my all-time favorite Niner. HIT SOMEBODY! And now, NaVorro Bowman has taken that special honor upon my Niner mantlepiece, above my roaring fire.
    Shh. Don’t tell anyone, but the next a guy who runs by my fireplace unannounced.
    I’m going to have Frank the Cat punch him in the goddamn throat!
    Get off my mantelpiece!
    Eat you’re heart out Clint Eastwood. But don’t you worry, I wouldn’t dare step on Walt Kowalski’s lawn.

  94. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – Our defense isn’t what it once was. Our cornerback play is getting worse – T Brown is starting to get picked on. Nnamdi is a huge downgrade compared to Culliver (but I think Brock just took over the nickle corner job over Nnamdi). Our linebackers are still great, but Willis now has two injuries and Aldon is doing his best Billy Joel impersonation. And our run defense isn’t good at all. So, unless Fangio can work a miracle, we’re gonna need to score points… lots of points.
    We aren’t going to score lots of points as a one dimensional offense. We either pass from the pocket or we die trying. Running the ball with an average defense isn’t for championship caliber teams.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The clueless one speaks
    “And our run defense isn’t good at all.”
    Only a clueless fool would make that remark after holding the Rams to 18 yards rushing tonight.

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Update on Staley
    “According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Staley walked out of the X-ray room under his own power without a limp. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said the early reports are positive on Staley’s status. “I think we’re going to dodge a bullet there.”

  97. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Lay off the pills, and get back to work. Stop milking the government. If you have a bad back, behind the computer is not a good place for you, especially at the expense of the American tax payer.

  98. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I always said the biggest problem with the Jets wasn’t Mark Sanchez but it was Brian Schottenheimer. Sanchez is not that great but Schottenheimer is worse. Now the Rams have Schottenheimer and Bradford looks a little like Sanchez. Go figure.

  99. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I like the way we mixed the formations. We ran power and spread early. Used some bunch and threw some designed dump offs. IMO, Kap needs to learn to be a bit more of a game manager and check down more. I think once he learns that some of the big plays will open back up.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap missed seeing Miller wide open
    20 yards downfield when he got sacked by Quinn.
    He also missed seeing a wide open VD who would’ve gone for a 80+ yd TD.
    Still learning to play QB in the NFL one of Kap’s growing pains is to stop staring down receivers.
    Laurinaitus was tuned into this and almost had 2 picks.
    What made Joe Montana so good was his vision. He had this ability to scan and see the entire field.
    When Kap develops this he will be able to harness his true abilities.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lemonier allayed my concerns
    regarding Aldon Smith’s leave.
    He played a solid game giving Bradford some heat.
    Brooks seemed to step it up tonight and was very active and made his presence felt and was a factor.
    So were McDonald, Whitner and Dorsey also in the mix.
    In contrast Reid and Justin Smith had quiet games.

  102. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I’m still just amazed by Greg Roman and Jim Harbaugh. I honestly trusted them, man. I mean… there hasn’t been a personnel decision by Baalke or a cut or a talent evaluation that I’ve disagreed with in … forever. Yes, I’ve disagreed with the receiver choices on draft day, but that’s small, that’s peanuts in comparison to the total tonnage of moronic moves by Singletary and Nolan. For the most part, Harbaugh and Baalke have been aces, and I really just assumed that Roman and Harbaugh would be a step ahead of the NFL and not do any read option and have a much different offense to help Kaep transition out of being a running qb into the arms of the pocket, creating a pocket passer. I really thought the two offensive geniuses would recognize the read option wouldn’t work, and Kaep would be working on his pocket presence and awareness. Kaep wouldn’t be burping the baby, or staring down receivers or feeling skittish in the pocket. I mean Tony Dungy was right: Kaep does look like a rookie qb who’s overwhelmed, and it’s because Roman and Harbaugh didn’t coach him properly this off season, and they didn’t create new plays to help Kaep transition out of the read option gimmick. How do guys who just went to the Super Bowl, and were taking the NFL by storm not see Kaep needed to go to a more conventional, pro style offense without all the college bs? It was simple – Kaep under center, play action, shotgun, no pistol, no read option, stretch runs with Hunter become a pocket passer.
    Coach Kaep to sit tight in the pocket, trust his protection, scan the field, go through his progressions? HOW THE HELL DID THOSE TWO NIMRODS MISS THAT KAEP NEEDED TO WORK ON THIS OVER THE OFF SEASON? BUT NO, THOSE TWO NIMRODS JUST THOUGHT THE READ OPTION AND PISTOL GARBAGE WOULD CARRY THEM THROUGH THE SEASON? That’s the kind of mistake that can get you fired. And that’s exactly what’s wrong with the 49ers.

  103. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Steve McQueen? Shit. Bullit.
    Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbs_nYW3-o

  104. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I could use a little help, fellas. I don’t know what the hell is going on right now. I’m looking at the clock, and it says, 1:50 AM.
    Shit. I have to be at my doctor’s office tomorrow morning by 9 O’clock in the morning.
    Richard Dawson says…XXX!!!

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17