For Your Eyes Only

The 49ers allowed themselves to be beaten Saturday in Houston, thus avoiding the perfect preseason jinx. The two players acquired in the offseason to provide RB depth both did their jobs by getting injured instead of our starting guys, leaving the starters healthy for the real games. Trent Baalke is a wizard.

Randy Moss and Vernon Davis have drawn attention in training camp for staying after practice to refine their receiving skills. Naturally, both guys immediately dropped big play passes in the game. The pass to VD drew some scolding by fifth rate TV analyst Tim Green, who suggested a higher risk pass to Moss would have been a better option.

Shoot From The Hip Unca swallowed this bait like a rookie and Plaxicoed himself by embellishing that VD was also covered with a blanket by the Houston LB, conveniently ignoring the old eyeball test which showed VD running a couple of steps ahead of the LB — a play reminiscent of the Saints game in last year’s playoffs. After some snicker-bicker jousting, the debate ended with SFTH Unca having the last word and declaring himself the winner — a scene reminiscent of Wile E Coyote savoring victory while splatted beneath a two ton rock.

Ah, but the blogs are officially rounding into reg-season form. Already, we have hotly contested interpretations and extrapolations from ordinary visual data arriving at retinae throughout blogdom, traveling up functionary optic nerves, getting manhandled in the brain, and then relayed down to fingers and thumbs which peck out descriptions on the web that miraculously produce wildly different tapestries. It’s conceptual art!

The 49er starters played two series, each time driving into scoring territory. The first drive ended with a field goal and the second with a failed 4th and 1 attempt at the Houston 20. The first drive featured a 24 yard pass to Ted Ginn and the failed catch by VD, mentioned above, which would have given the team a first down inside the Houston 20, at the least. The second drive had a long pass to Mario Manningham down the sideline, who was mugged en route, and the replacement refs declined to call the obvious PI. The running game was once again dominant. In three preseason possessions, the offense has yet to be stopped short of scoring territory.

Houston kept their starters in for the entire first half, finally taking the lead with a TD against the 49er second and third stringers with a minute left.

Three weeks till opening day! One week till fifteen players get Turked. And four days after that, the remaining 22 Turkables receive their walking papers. Some decent players are not going to make it, including one of our four QBs. Pete Carroll is no doubt licking his chops waiting to grab our rejects.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The most relieved fans have to be the Rams fans. They lost 38-3 to the Colts in week 1. They were ready for the gas pipe or just plain apathy if that repeated. Lucky for them, in week two they beat KC.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Blogs would not be the same without bloggers like unca. He’s a classic. The best thing is he loves his 49ers like the rest of us!

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m putting him on a beat-to-death count today. You didn’t push him hard enough yesterday. He tapped out early.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That conversation would have never ended had I not stopped. It was better to let him get the last word. But now the last word is no longer the last word since confab has been revived. And I thought I was the pot stirrer around here. I’ve been unseated, but I’ll still compete!

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m waiting for a band of a dozen or more horses to pass so I can get in my hike. I worry about my dogs because they are herding dogs. They’ll try to herd the horses and could get kicked in the head. If they don’t pass soon I’ll just have to go to get ready for work instead.

  6. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Moss was open, safety wasn’t a factor. If VD had the pass thrown to him in stride it was a TD for sure, may have been anyway despite it being a little behind cause of his speed, again the safety was too far off to help the LB.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    12th stirs the pot.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For PR purposes it’s great that
    a team runs their entire offensive
    playbook in preseason. This is not the Harbaugh way.
    Harbaugh feels he has nothing to prove and last Thursday was the the last open practice for the media with full access.
    Harbaugh doesn’t like to be scrutenized.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the spirit 12th! If everybody agreed we would not need blogs.
     
    The thing is our receivers don’t catch anything not put between the numbers. The Texans receivers didn’t get many of those but went after the ball and caught it. Anybody ever see how many balls Wes Welker has to reach back for. Those are incompletions on this team.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The horses passed. Got the hike in.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL really does need to settle
    with the refs.
    The scabs/replacements suck and when the regular season starts it will really become clear.
    In the Friday game they were having huge problems winding the clock and Niners burned their TOs early.
    They also missed a bunch of calls.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, that’s the first thing I noticed about A.J. in his college footage: he can actually reach outside his frame to make a catch. Maybe Jimbo sees the same thing you do in our receivers? Randy Moss can make those catches, too, his drop the other night notwithstanding.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just saw that Scott McKenzie passed away. He sang the second most famous song about San Francisco, I hadn’t realized that John Phillips wrote the song.
    Scott McKenzie was 73.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bch1_Ep5M1s

    Also RIP Tony Scott. I didn’t realize he was Ridley Scott’s little brother.
    You learn a lot about people when you read their obituary.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Suprise move Buffalo turned out the lights on Shawn Merriman today and just cut him this morning.

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t expect to be dropping this many balls in the regular season. I think what is happening is we are working on some stuff we didn’t run last year, and/or we have many new receivers. This is causing them to think about their assignments. When they become more instinctive they’ll do a better job of catching the ball. This is a very common malady for rookies. Having said that, they still don’t adjust for non perfect passes like most other team’s receivers.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Just watched a replay of the VD play. The pass was not behind him, it hit him shoulder high right in the hands, and he had two steps on the LB. When the pass was launched, Moss had not yet made a move on the CB covering him. If VD catches it, it’s a TD. By the time the ball hit his hands, Moss had cut in toward the post, dragging his CB with him. Nothing but open field to the corner of the end zone.

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, you play the smarmy chickenshit so well. Good for you. The LB was there. Yeah VD should have caught it. But the bigger play was to Moss. Don’t like facts? Boo hoo. Go hide under Bergs shirt-tail. He’ll protect you.
    .
    We know little about the WRs because they’ve not really been involved in the offense. Erstwhile #1 Michael Crabtree has 2 catches for 7 yards. Moss? 3 for 24. Manningham is the big goose egg. Ginn? 1 for 24. So, the nonimal starters have 6 catches between them. Jenkins, the guy that is hearing grumblings that he won’t dress for games early on, has 3 catches for 52 yards. At least he showed he can get open on deep routes. Anyone remember deep routes? Sure it was against the Walmart gang, but hey, you have to start somewhere.
    .
    I’m sure this next game will be more telling as to how this offense MIGHT look, but good God, if I see another 4 yard out to softshell Crabs I’m going to gouge my eyes out.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    One.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, 2 of your steps, maybe. You guys are so cute.
    .
    So, the post to Moss results in what, Skeebs? A pick 6? Armageddon? God, you are a moron. You act like the pass to Moss would have been a high-risk low reward play. Smith holds the ball 1/2 a second longer and Moss is free and clear.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve seen that play 6 times. There’s a little separation between VD and the LB. And no guarantee he’s not simply shoved OB by the LB.
    .
    When Crabs first joined the team, I was impressed by his ability to catch balls that WEREN’T right at him. He adjusted well, and used his hands very well. The further he’s gone on, the less I see this. But then again, all he gets are 4 yard outs and the occasional 12 yard out.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Two.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Three.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    P

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    U

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    S

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What’s the thread about, Skippy? You wrote it, chickenshit.

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you don;t want to talk about it, don;t bring it up.
    .
    As it is, blow it out your ass, you little chickenshit weenie.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Do you know how a blog works? You post something to garner reactions or comments. What’s known as a talking point.
    .
    So, you talk shit about me and that play, and get all hissy when I talk about it?
    .
    Pussy move, skippy.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Since you obviously want to talk about it more, what happens if Smith tries to get the ball to Moss?

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!
    .
    Might as well rename this place Tiger Beat.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Famous people die in 3’s.
    Phyllis Diller dead at 95.
    Carry on.

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    She’s worth 2 due to her age . . .

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two teams with high expectations
    having things not going their way.
    The Jets.
    And the Cowgurls whose whole receiving corps is out with Dez Bryant having a MRI on his knee, Witten with a ruptured spleen and Miles Austin with a hamstring that hasn’t healed since last season.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- You still talking about “The Play”?

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phyllis was a HOOT – RIP.
    NYJ are actually being out-douched by JPP and Weatherford the Punter from the NYG.
    Catch the Prince Amukamara Cold Tub incident?
    Seems there’s some full blown dislike for the Prince in the Locker Room here at the Meadowlands.
    I’ll be at the 9er NYJ game next month, hope we lay out Sanchize and Timmy Take-a-Bow.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Screw Dallas Bullit.
    Cowpatties are built to win now according to J.O. the Uber-owner.
    WTF does he know other than face time and self promotion?
    Flaming douchebag.
    He’s got 2 loser puppets on the sideline.
    Garrett and Fat Ryan 2.
    Hope they face plant and get trampled this Season.

  37. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon Smith, TE Delanie Walker, LB Ahmad Brooks and CB Perrish Cox back at practice.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Nope, Bergs. The Jets were nothing more than hype to begin with. They suck. And they aren’t going anywhere this season.
    .
    Cowboys? Dunno. But with their WRs dropping like flies, they look to be out of sorts for a little while.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sometimes I wish they’d realign the Divisions and put the Cards back in the NFC East so we could have 2 shots a year at Jerry and Moo-Moos.
     
    Clown hasn’t won jack since Jimmy was there, yet he still gets treated like an upper echelon organization with all sorts of Prime time exposure.
    Jersey sales carry weight I guess?
    Raiders/Steelers and Cowpatties retail well apparently.
    At least the Steelers play solid football.
     
    Having J.O. and Pete Carroll home and away every year would be outstanding competition.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Pats are sitting Tom Brady
    and a few other starters in the game tonight against Philly.
    Nobody’s injured just Bellichick’s choice.
    Hoying & Mallet time against Vick.

  41. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Plus, Romo has the Dennis stink on him. He;ll put up decent numbers but fail in the end.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now here is a guy I have no respect for because of his piss poor attitude. It is idiotic for him to admit the truth. I know some here were very much in love with him.

    http://tinyurl.com/8exfh2h

    You know things are not right when he refuses to identify Cal as his college opting for Long Beach Poly High in his intro.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We can only hope Chuck.
    Promo and J.O., and the Witten-less O.
    Should be entertaining.
    J.O. has it all under control.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That was blatantly obvious Bullit.
    Me-Jax picked up where T.O. left off in Philly.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ever since he got popped by Dunta Robinson in the Falcon game a few years ago Jackson won’t run routes in the middle of the field with any effort.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And everyone knows it.
    He’s a tough subject for his speed but, he hears footsteps now to be sure.
    Vick is starting to show similar signs.
    If these scab Refs stick, guys like Vick are going to be seeing alot of extra bumps and bruises if they venture into open territory too often.
    The NFl is out of their collective minds thinking any clown in a striped shirt with a whistle can do this job.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In other news Suh is still denying he stomped the Packer intentionally in a GQ magazine article that just published.

    http://tinyurl.com/9j64rnh

    It would be more plausable if he used this excuse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SLifea3NHQ

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    League just figures they’ll mail the fines and everything will take care of itself I guess?
    So much for player safety.
    Players will test the limits to see how far they can go before the laundry flies.

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bob McNair, owner of the Texans said he doesn’t see a difference between the old refs and the replacements. I’d rather see the unbiased incompetence of the new refs than the biased competence of the old refs.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Bob McNair is also senile and 85 years old.
    The new officials suck to high heaven so I disagree with you.
    Do you know how bad they are? The NFL stopped identifying who they are.
    In a few games they might have to enter the witness protection program.
    I’ll take Ed Hochuli any day

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sure ya would.

  52. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Tha was fior Berg lame attempt at something.
    .
    Ya beat me to it, Bullit. McNair is as crazy as a shit-house rat.

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I see Ryan Tannehill was just named the starting QB for the Fish. Hmmm. I remember some boob saying he was pretty good way back when he was still a WR at A&M. That boob would make for a great GM in the NFL. General Mook.

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, would ya rather have DSJ or Crabs, Bullit? Shitty attitude or not, he’s done pretty damn well his 4 years in the league. Hard to deny that. Would I like a deep threat that gets open? Sure.
    .
    Moss admitted the same thing. Among many other WRs. BFD. It’s a non-issue.

  55. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Colt McCoy was high on your list, Dennis. Where’s he?

  56. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    McNair may have a few bats in his belfry, but he also has a couple of nice ponies in his barn. He co-owns Street Life who ran 4th in this year’s Belmont. Bob’s a good horsemen. He’s OK in my book.

  57. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    His name is COLT ferchrissakes. He could have stunk more than Bobby Layne’s breath and I still woulda liked him.

  58. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Now that’s funny, Dennis. Sonmeone around here has a sense of humor.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tannehill is also Mike Shermans’ pupil.
    Let’s see how he goes when the bullets start flying.

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The only reason I tuned into MNF was to watch Brady play quarterback. And now Tom Terrific isn’t even going to play. I haven’t had enough drinks yet to watch Ryan Mallet play in preseason.

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s just something inherently wrong with having MNF in PS.
    Mallet not withstanding, he’s probably smarter than Romo.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    But, I guess the Broadcast Crews need practice too.

  63. robNo Gravatar says:

    NJ9ER

    you going to the sept 30th game at the jets ? thre’s a slight chance i might be going to that one !

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’d take Crabtree over Jackson.
    Guys like Jackson are the reason that Philly’s a loser.
    You laugh at Crabtree’s TD total last year. Guess what? Jackson had the same total.
    Statistically they are not far apart with Jackson having an extra year.
    The telling statistic is DeSean Jackson has fumbled 12 times in his career and Crabtree once.
    Yep definitely Crabtree because he has a better attitude and his blocking makes the Niner running game go.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Keep me informed via Skeebs’ Blog then Rob.
    I’ll be there.
    Probably meet up with Maiocco too if time allows.
    My Son and I are definite, not sure how many others will join just yet but we’ll be repping for the 9ers.
    This will be my 1st time in the new Stadium so, tailgating as I knew it has changed in terms of how I navigated the premises in the past.
    They’ve done a masterful job of screwing with the parking privileges so I doubt I’ll have much luck getting an enemy tailgate set up but….we’ll make it fun one way or another.
     
    Berger, is Don planning to attend?

  66. robNo Gravatar says:

    good news for dr. gore !

    ” “Brandon (jacobs) is good,” said his teammate Frank Gore. “I’m happy that it wasn’t that serious. He’ll be back in a week or two. He’ll be fine.” “

  67. robNo Gravatar says:

    good news from dr. gore !

    ” “Brandon (jacobs) is good,” said his teammate Frank Gore. “I’m happy that it wasn’t that serious. He’ll be back in a week or two. He’ll be fine.” “

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d agree, Crabtree is a better fit for what we do.
    We’re not a stretch the field kinda passing attack.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Desean Jackson has done this once in high school and once in the Pros. Talent aside this hot dog crap has cost his team 2 sure TDs
    for his BS ego. You can have him and put some mustard on his act

    http://tinyurl.com/cozgxel

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Melky Cabrera will never be a Giant again.
    Instead of getting caught and accepting the punishment he went way out of his way lie his way out of it.
    http://tinyurl.com/cktdt4u

  71. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Cabrera will be lucky if he doesn’t lose 2013 too now. And a lifetime ban isn’t completely out of the question.
     
    Compounding one stupid mistake with more stupidity. Not good.

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thousand yard seasons? TDs? Ability to get deep? Hmmmmm. Gee, he hotdogs. If softshell crabs could ever get into the end zone . . .

  73. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, My original thought was they double the suspension for muscle melk. It could get worse.

  74. robNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy Guy Says:

    August 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Better than drinking garbage and listening to an arrogant bastard!

    OMG grumpy !

    you just summed up my life !

  75. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- If you called him he would probably want to go in on tickets and meet you there.

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody notice how good Nick Foles looks. How many times did I tell you guys this guy should have been a first round pick?

  77. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you must be getting your numbers from Bergs. DSJ has 2 lost fumbles in 4 years as a WR. He has more TDs per year, a higher average per catch, and more yards per year. PLus he gets open deep.
    .
    Yeah, I’d rather have the slow guy is a prima donna rather than the fast one . . .
    .
    hyuk.

  78. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The SFTH number king speaks.

  79. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I see yer drinking early.

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yes I am. Just had some root beer. I’m thinking of getting a glass of water. Straight up with some flax oil.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    You seem to have Al Davis Commitment To Go Deep Syndrome. Speed, the bomb and vertical passing game.
    If that’s your style you know where they play.

  82. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Nice jump there, skippy. Don’t hurt yourself with those mental gymnastics. Why do you suppose we got Moss? To run 4 yard outs? Duh.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    A little irregluar there, Bergs? Good to know.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    I’m not the drama queen gripping that Harbaugh’s not showing anything in the preseason and bitchin and moanin about it post after post.
    I know Harbaugh’s going to keep it vanilla so I don’t worry.
    Pout louder, maybe he’ll hear you and accomodate.

  85. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gripping? You need to get a grip, skippy. Yer losin’ it. Of course you don’t worry. Ignorance it bliss.
    .
    Funny, I didn’t post any such thing today.

  86. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Assuming heads have cooled a bit, here’s one last thought (from me) on “the play.”
     
    That play is a bread-and-butter play for us. We’ll see it a lot this year and it’s very hard to cover because VD can beat any LB. It’ll be more dangerous now with Moss clearing out the CB rather than Crabtree.
     
    On this play, Moss is heading to the post – but so is the deep right safety. If you want to throw deep, your receiver should be moving away from coverage, not into it.

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Your drama Queen routine started on Sat night into Sunday.
    Refresh your memory?
    “I’ve been saying since Feb that want to see the WRs more involved. We supposedly have better guys. Of course Crabs gets his 4 yard out. Moss? 6 yard out. Did we throw a slant? No. Deep out? One to Ginn on a scramble. Deep crossing route? No. Seam route to VD? No. Nothing. Deep route. Sure but that was in the 3rd with AJ. They appear to be taking NO chances with Alex. I don’t know why. The blocking wasn’t all that good, but still, you HAVE to throw downfield to keep defenses honest. Otherwise we’ll be right back to the 8-9 in the box and minimal gains on 1st down.”

    I forgot. This is a blog and you’re not accountable. What was I thinking?

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Just keep making a fool of yourself by denying things you have said. People can read and aren’t the clowns you make them out to be.

  89. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I agree we are not throwing deep often enough, but I also agree I can’t worry about it in preseason. If you really look at the 1st team offense. They haven’t been stopped from getting multiple first downs on any drive yet. They have a TD, a FG and a failed 4th and 1 at the 20. When one looks at the actual facts they seem to be doing fine.

  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    First three drives last year were 3 and out, 3 and out, 3 and out.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The way to defeat a fierce pass rush is to throw screens and we aren’t showing that also in preseason.
    Taking shots at me and calling me ignorant doesn’t change the fact
    that Harbaugh is going to keep things simple.
    Chuckles you look like an ignoramus here pouting. Maybe if you hold your breath you migh get your way.

  92. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, Bullit. I said ‘today.’ I’m so honored you love to dig thru my drawers. Stuck in the past are we? You need a hobby. Fixation is not a good thing.
    .
    This next game should at least give us a little more info re how they plan to go about things. Denver has a decent D line, but their CBs aren’t all that (last I checked, anyway). Smith should be able to get the ball downfield some. If we plan on opening things up A LITTLE, this is when something should show up.
    .
    As I said, Skeebs, Smith throws to Crabs, and it’s Armageddon. Rivers run with blood. Frogs rain down from the sky. The safety would have gotten to Moss 5 yards into the end zone. Don’t believe your eyes, just stamp your feet and wish real hard.
    .
    You see, it’s a 12 yard pass, and the safety was on the right hash mark about 20 yards back. He never would have gotten there in time. Funny, the guy the guy 30 yards away from Moss is considered tighter coverage than the LB a step away from VD. Too funny, Skeebie. Im sure Moss will be more than satifued to be a decoy for VD all year.
    .
    As usual, I get accused of dragging this out when it’s you who has to regurgitate it like yesterday’s pancakes.

  93. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Try talking about football, Bullit. That’s what this blog is about.
    .
    Right? Well, maybe not. Skeebie likes to take potshots at people who post here. Classy, Skeevie

  94. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    12 yard pass? That doesn’t sound like throwing deep. Actually, the end zone was about 30 yards away, depending on Smith’s drop back.

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, it’s longer than the 4 yard drag route that VD dropped, skippy.

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    I honestly don’t know why you bother to post.
    People constantly annihilate your points and like the oafish lout that you are you’re too much in denial to realize it.
    So you resort to bully tactics and they are the same everytime.
    At least show some originality if you’re able.

  97. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Football, not Tiger Beat, Bullilt.
    .
    So, your point on the play, Skeebs, is that Moss is covered by the safety who is 20 yards away, and VD isn’t covered by the LB that is 1 step away? Yeah, Annihilated.
    .
    Excuse me if that makes me laugh.

  98. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I honestly don’t know why either. God forbid I put opinions out there that don’t jive with the rainbow pony crowd.
    .
    All I’m saying is they should go downfield more. Is that sacrilege? Heresy? It apparently tears at the very foundation of your existence. Are you that scared that you have to be this defensive about differeing opinions? Sorry, I’m not trying to scare you, bullit.

  99. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Do they do pole dancing at the Rainbow Pony?

  100. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith molests collies.

  101. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Stinkblood! We’ve stopped talking about you. We thought you were sleeping with the fishes.

  102. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, Bergs, but they are Smurfs.

  103. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    You were talking about me? I’m sure the topic was addressed with much love and respect.
    .
    Did you guys know that Alex Smith is left handed?
    .
    Thus far I like Kaep. Tolzien short-arms the ball. No bueno. Not enough “tape” on JJ yet.
    .
    Locker is Steve Young. Locker will learn to become a pocket passer. When is Andy Reid going to learn that Vick needs to be a pocket passer? Saw Ditka last night professing that “You can’t change Vick.” Horse cookies. Reid must change Vick’s style of play to protect him. No more running. If they can’t do it, they can’t compete. It’s that simple.
    .
    While the rest of the NFL searches for the next great qb – Locker, Luck, RGIII, Browns, Miami, Cardinals (told you Skelton was the real deal), etc, etc…. Harbaugh is still stuck on stupid with Alex Smith. Yawn…
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    49er Qbs: Yawn.

  104. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We had not quite gotten to the love and respect part yet.

  105. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    That’s too bad. I thought for sure you’d start with love and respect.
    .
    Found this aerial video of the water engulfing Unca Chuck’s brain if anyone wants to take a look-see.
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3AdFjklR50

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Damn now that Spitty is back he’s
    going to give Chuckles a run for oafish lout on the board. WE need a dumb for his dumber.
    Jake Locker’s ststs which he won the QB job 4 for 11 21 yds 1 INT
    last game against the Bucs.
    To compare him to Steve Young you must be related to Todd Akin.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yeah Jake Locker’s QB rating was 7.0 yes 7.0.
    In his first preseason game it was 37.7.
    He’s on his way to Spitty’s HOF.

  108. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers is in an understanding mood today! This could get intersting.

  109. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Either that, or Skeebers is asleep today.

  110. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jake Locker will learn how to throw from a pocket when he turns into Inspector Gadget!

  111. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    One…two…three…?

  112. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, Bullilt, I guess The Niners will name AJ Jenkins the starting WR and bench Softshell Crabs since Jenkins has 54 yards receiving, and Crabs has 7. Ouch!
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    Besides, in case you don’t know it, Spit isn’t the owner of the Titans. Man, you worry me, skippy. Bud Adams is old, but he’s a pretty sharp guy. I think he’s of the mind that the future is now, and he isn’t clouded by one bad preseason game. You know preseason. You just spent 3 days railing about the insignificance of it, and now you base the Titans decision to install the young gun on ONE opreseason game? It is but to laugh, skippy. Keep talking yourself into the corner.
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    You really need to lose your cherry (picking), Bullit.

  113. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, find a massage parlor and get yourself a happy ending. Yer wound too tight there, skippy.
    .
    I think the fans would have revolted had they named David Hasselhof the QB instead of Jake Locker.
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    Hasselhof?!?!? Bwahahahahaha!
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    Yeah, start Hasselhof!!! Good one!

  114. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Those not-real refs have to go. They were terrible and someone will get hurt because of them. The sorryass announcers were almost as bad, were do they find these dipwads? rob – lol, that was funny. I still didn’t like the play calling but with refs like they were it didn’t make much difference.
    We were pretty injury free last yr, hope we can keep it to a minimum. With the right management at the helm the Stinking Rams will be a force in a couple of years. I still hate them just as much as the dirtbag Cowboys. Anyway, the season is close at hand and I am really liking our schedule, can’t wait for the Seattle games, they are going to be brutal.

  115. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The 1st 2 won’t be easy. After that? The next 3 should be cake. Then the NFC Championship game reunion followed by a couple of division showdowns with Sea and AZ.
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    Split the 1st 2, win the next 3 and split the last 2, and you have 5-2. The game I didn’t include is the Giants game. That will be a big test. Late FG wins it?
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    6-2 at the bye would be about as good as can be imagined.

  116. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    St Louis? Bradford’s getting a taste of the Alex Smith revolving coaching staff treatment. Shit should settle down under Fisher, but a lot remains unsettled. In 2 years they might get relevant.

  117. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Unca – I see our schedule as a pretty tough one all around. All teams will be gunning for us. I kinda like the fact we get GB in the 1st game, to me it’s wide open for us to take em. D and play calling is what will put over. i also like Detroit at the stick. That dome is their 12th player. while a very explosive offence they should play into our hands as well. The only thingI fear about the NY game is Eli, the kid is a great QB.

  118. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the early schedule is tough. I’m thinking 5-3 in the 1st half, and 6-2 in the 2nd half. Truth is, the 2nd half the Niners should make their bones. Saints and Pats are tough, but the rest shouldn’t be too difficult.
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    Good bad or indifferent, winning in GB would be a big deal. That’s why I think they can take Deeetroit at home, but GB on the road is going to be tough.
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    Winning a track meet in GB would be hard, so getting an early lead would be in their best interest. If they can get the lead, it’s all about the pass rush.

  119. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With all the carping going on here of late, I just might consider learning how to fish.
    Geeeez…..
    Albert? WTF?
    Thought you got into the witness protection program or something?

  120. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, that’s where I’m leaning,
    11-5

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With GB and Mo’Town we have to be ready to stop the pass.
    I think we take them both.
    No biggie with the NYG.
    A loss in the regular Season doesn’t concern me.
    Get them in the Playoffs, then make amends.

  122. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    My best guess was 11-5 too for what that’s worth.

  123. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    From head coach Jeff Fisher.

    “Well, I know both kickers can kick 20-yard field goals, 30-yard field goals,” said Fisher, referring to Greg Zuerlein and Garrett Lindholm. “In the preseason, why not try to make plays on offense? So that’s basically it. Obviously the philosophy changes during the regular season — [with] momentum, flow, and field position.“But I don’t think we need to kick 35-yard field goals in the preseason, especially if it’s fourth and less than 4. The longer the down and distance is, the less likely you have an opportunity to convert.”Part of Fisher’s rationale is to give opponents something to think about, to game-plan for the possibility of something that might not be there in September.

    Couldn’t agree more.

  124. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    GB and Lions is a target rich environment for picks. GB little to no run game, they are beatable.

    Lions in candlestick, should be too much for them.

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My feelings exactly 12th.
    Looking for 2-0 to start 2012

  126. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Not too long now NJ, I’m hoping to go to the lions game too.
    Have a schedule conflict to resolve but that’s a home game I really want to go to.

  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hope it works for you 12th.
    I’m looking forward to attending the NYJ game here in NJ next month.

  128. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Must be cool to have the niners in your back yard again NJ, can’t see tea brew or Sanchez making too much headway against our D.

  129. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, i think 11-5 is realistic. 10-6 will probably take the division. I can see us losing the NO, NE, a Seattle and Cardinal game. Also due to the history of the Niners and Bears Chicago might give us some trouble. If they stay healthy they have an above average run game plus since free slingin Martz is gone they will probably have a good pass game too.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe it’s time to make an adjustment to my name.
    This requires a slight tweak but seems worthy.
    http://tinyurl.com/chxwo9b

    Anybody partake?

  131. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners can go 2-0 to start, then 12-4 is more than likely. Unless Sea or AZ find some kind of majic in a bottle.

  132. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We’ll win a couple that some people thought we wouldn’t. we lose a couple or a few that we probably shouldn’t have. If we stay healthy, we’ll come out with a pretty good record, 11-5 or so, and than in the playoffs, who knows?

  133. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I don’t see anyone coming out of the west besides us. AZ has no QB, and Sea is sketchy all over the place. Flynn will be interesting to see, though. He may be running for his life from the get-go, though.

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes 12th, I usually don’t miss a 9er game when they get out this way.
    I typically see NYJ & NYG games when they’re here but I’ve done Philly on occassion as well.
    Giant Fans are pretty civil to us but Eagles and Jets Fans are a bunch of idiots for the most part.
    As long as we win I can handle the abuse a whole lot easier.
    By and large the 9ers are usually pretty well represented out here when they’re in town.
    My kids have grown up 9er Fans and their kids will too.

  135. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Are you changing your name to Frontier or Whiskey?
     
    This reminds me of when the Washington Bullets wanted to change their name because it inferred violence. The first suggestion was to change it to the Virginia Bullets!

  136. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    “The first suggestion was to change it to the Virginia Bullets!”
     
    Good stuff.
     
    I still say 10-6, as pessimistic as that sounds to many. The formula will have to be different this year. D, ST will not have the dominant role, so therefore the O will have to pick it up. Until I actually see it, I’m stuck on the ever glowing TC reports, which I have learned to take with two grains of salt.

  137. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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

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

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

BYE

11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

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

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

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

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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