Frisky Meets the Glue Factory

The Indianapolis Colts will be the underdog this Sunday at Candlestick, but they do have the happiest player in the NFL right now. RB Trent Richardson went from the House of Pain in Cleveland, where they don’t have a QB or a prayer in hell, to the playoff contending Colts with superstar in the making QB Andrew Luck. Richardson found out about the trade on the radio, which some felt was a bit low class of the Browns. But the truth is the Browns didn’t want to tell him face to face and have to watch him break into a gigantic smile and skip out of the room singing, “Oh Happy Day!”

The Colts announced the trade quite a bit differently. Their owner hit the Twitter wire with this tweet: “This day of MONSTER TRADE,The Tidal Wave Of Deal making…Shocks the system of “..Didn’t see THIS ONE COMING!!!!!!” Grig’s Rollin’ Dice!”

Good old Irsay. He only goes tweeting after downing a quart of whiskey and a couple lines of coke. Alledgedly, of course. Perhapsably.

Indy won’t win Sunday, but they won’t really care, either. They marked this down as a loss when the schedule came out. It’s one thing to be a frisky contender in the AFC South and quite another to beat one of the big boy NFC powers on the road.

The Colts will also be catching the 49ers at a bad time — for the Colts. Some fans without short term memory problems will remember the Niners were waxed by Seattle last week. An angry bunch of boys the Colts will be facing. They’ll also be facing a coach, Jim Harbaugh, who has yet to experience even a two game losing streak in his NFL coaching career.

Luck will be missing his starting TE for this game, too. That would be Dwayne Allen, out for the year, not Bay Area favorite Coby Fleener, whom many thought the 48ers should have selected in the 2012 draft instead of mega-bust WR AJ Jenkins. Hard to argue that now, even though Fleener has set the world on fire in Indy, either. He’ll have a chance this game, when he steps up into Allen’s shoes.

For fans who get a boner over the sight of passes spiraling hither, nither, and yonder all over the field, this should be a fun game to watch. Two premier young QBs, Colin Kaepernick being our own boy for those who are just getting shore leave after one year duty on a submarine, dropping back and heaving it all over the place.

Each team will also devote a modest amount of time trying to get a running game going. The 49ers have been noted for their powerful running game the past two years, but that side of the offense has been a complete dud through two games. The Colts will be trying to shove Richardson into the lineup with some basic plays like “Here’s the ball, run like hell with it.” Hopefully, Richardson and Luck will fumble a few handoffs and botch a few alignments as they go looking for the same page, upon which they hope to eventually thrive. Not in this game, I would imagine.

Two days til we kick this eye pleaser off. I think I’ll grab some popcorn and follow Jim Irsay as he describes the COUNT DOWN … to .. !!! ARMAGEDDON … baby h,old ur SOCKS ON!!!

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    KC showed how to run the Pistol. We put the RB behind the QB in an abridged shot gun but that is not the Pistol offense. What we run is a modified pistol formation and a Sardine Can Offense(SCO).
     
    In the Pistol the formations are supposed to be spread to give an equal chance of passing and running while making the opponent have to worry about the read option. We go Sardine Can Offense with the formation. This allows easier pass coverage and completely allows the defense to cover every possible option for the read option which renders that play useless. Unless we want to have three WRs wide the read option should be scrapped.
     
    KC didn’t even use a read option play, they just ran the offense how it was designed. It is a wonderful ball control offense if used that way, which KC did.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    In 2011 I was hoping we would take Justin Houston with our 2nd pick and wanted Kaepernick with our third. I was onto Houston in college. As it turned out we did much better than I was hoping. We moved up and took Kaepernick in the 2nd round and Culliver in the third. Kap would pot have been available in the third. We didn’t need Houston after we took Aldon Smith with our first pick. Great job by Baalke!

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It is no coincidence that KC showed us how to use the Pistol offense without the read option. Chris Ault was hired by KC to help them with defensing the Pistol. I am sure he had input on the offensive side too. Before Kap, Nevada ran the Pistol with Jeff Rowe. They ran a little read option but not much. The read option became a big hit with Kap because he was so good at running it. The Pistol offense does not need the read option to be successful.

  4. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers OLB Aldon Smith was arrested at 7 a.m. today under suspicion of DUI, according to San Jose Police.”
     
    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 San Francisco Raiders.

  5. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’d scream right night, but I have a terrible toothache that’s infected which has also exacerbated my laryngitis which began during the Seattle game. I’ll just “air punch” my frustration away. Take away his license before he does some serious harm. Mook.

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Given Aldon’s other issues over the past year, I would expect Goodell to award him a four week timeout.
     
    And that is probably a good thing. Someone needs to get through to Aldon pronto, before he turns into a total train wreck.
     
    Too much, too soon.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You see and hear the BS Aldon put out when interviewed yesterday. So much for believing what he says.
    How can Aldon Smith be drunk at 7am during the football season and show up to practice?
    Sorry Aldon, you have unlimited abilty but a 2 cent brain and I’m sure there will be your usual explainin of circumstances.
    If nothing else Aldon Smith gets himself into idiotic situations.
    The front office needs to put the hammer down. I was disappointed they didn’t discipline Brooks.
    Let it go and it becomes a problem.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is what Aldon Smith said yesterday before his arrest. Feel free to laugh.
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/49ers-aldon-smith-arrested-suspicion-dui-0

  9. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Think about it. 7 AM arrest time. He was driving to 49er headquarters drunk. He’s lucky the police stopped him first. If Aldon showed up drunk and Harbaugh caught ’em, Jimbo woulda killed him. Worse yet, he’d convert Aldon into a fullback. Can’t have too many of those.

  10. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This is who we’ve become people. Best embrace it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “Smith’s 2012 DUI arrest was reduced to reckless driving because he agreed to enroll in a DUI school, participate in 60 hours of community service, complete of a session of the victim impact panel, interlock his vehicle for three months and pay $500 to a victim services/DUI enforcement fund.”

    Obviously he learned absolutely nothing in DUI school.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t the shithead know he is on my fantasy team?

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- At least it is a good song!

  14. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I hate to admit it, but I listened to it four times myself. As much as I hate those bastards, that song does get me going.

  15. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Make it five.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Not all bad news today:
     
    “Seahawks LT Russell Okung likely headed to IR with a designation to return for toe injury.”

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He didn’t learn anything in DUI school? Seriously? Are you shocked by that? Have you been to traffic school? Did you take copious notes and pay attention as the CHP officers told of how they regularly illegally entrap speeders?
    .
    Sure, he’s an idiot. But he’s young, rich and on top of his game. He’s got a long way to go to reach Ray Lewis/Leonard Little territory. But ya gotta give him his props for trying . . .

  18. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, Aldon wasn’t entrapped and nabbed speeding, he ran into a goddamn tree. You shouldn’t have to take a class to know better than to avoid big brown trunks with green leaves. Speaking of green leaves…the police also found marijuana in his car as well. Drunk and high. Twofer!

  19. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    2nd DUI AND pot on top of discharging a firearm AND being stabbed?
     
    Ay Caramba.
     
    He’ll be lucky if it’s ONLY four weeks.
     
    Time to grow up, son, before you lose any more paychecks.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s pretty funny coming from you, Dennis. How many miles of road in Pinole have you paved with all your arrests?

  21. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis would be the Cat who was Banned for all Nine lives. 😉
     
    Thing is, though, Dennis does not have to answer to Herr Goodiefuhrer. Aldon does. In the current NFL, your Get Out of Jail Cards run out real fast. The 49ers have to hope that when the hammer falls, and it will this time, that it does not affect their playoff chances.
     
    More importantly: IF you are DUI at 7 AM, on a workday, two days before a game… Yeah. You are an alcoholic. Pretty hard to dodge that truth. Mr. Smith has a huge problem with work… and an even bigger problem with his life.

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    What does .15 at 7 AM look like? Courtesy of the SJPD.
    http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2013/09/20/0ap2000000247627.jpg

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del already mentioned it but it bears repeating. He was nabbed at 7 AM. Did we not have practice today? Does he not respect the importance of practice? I think even Iverson didn’t show up to practice drunk.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, in Goodell’s world you don’t even need to be convicted of anything to garner a suspension.
    .
    Oh, it may not be that grim, Grumpy, but he sure is getting close to entering Pacman territory.

  25. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Aldon Smith stretches with team shortly after posting bail on DUI & marijuana charges.”

  26. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    An ‘inside source’ on Grant Cohn’s fishwrap reports it was pot AND prescription pills AND “obviously Under the influence”.
     
    If so, it just keeps getting worse.
     
    Remember how Lawrence Taylor was such a stud on the field, and such an effing train wreck off of it? I hope we aren’t seeing the beginning of the remake here.

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Young and dumb. Hope he figures it out soon.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Come on, Bergs, you never sweated off a hangover?
    .
    What is this here? Choir practice? Hyuk . . .

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- I never got paid millions to play. I will admit that me with that much money at that age would have been a problem. But we’re not talking about me. We are talking about our 49ers.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The point of immaturity that’s intolerable is when you think you are invincible and above the law.
    Aldon Smith has 3 alcohol related
    traffic incidents in a 2 year span. He’s been in 3 car crashes, 2 in which he was the driver.
    He’s been stabbed and is being sued for firing a gun which somebody claims accidently(?) hit them.
    If you look past all this then you are an enabler.
    One day the trees going to win and it’ll be the end of his career if not his life.
    Youth is no excuse for being a knucklehead.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    And what we should be talking about is the game with the Colts.
    Aldon the Knucklehead has made this a major distraction and taken the focus off football because he’s a selfish bastard that got high and drunk (allegedly) 2 days before a game and a couple of hours before practice.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN has an interesting take on the parallel paths of Von Miller and Aldon Smith.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/108817/aldon-smith-has-to-take-control-of-himself

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Look at the good news. When we re-sign him it will probably cost a little less now!

  34. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hence the saying youth is wasted on the young.

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s not an interesting take. It’s a highly superficial look at 2 guys who got busted for entirely different things.
    .
    Judge not, lest ye be judged yourself. Hyuk.

  36. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Couple Aldon with the 49ers’ now horrible defense AND Jim Harbaugh’s offensive philosophy of running with a super star qb (which is moronic), and we’re linin’ up just like all the other Super Bowl losers. The most egregious error isn’t Aldon’s or the defense slacking off – It’s Jim Harbaugh stubbornly leading with the run with a talent like Kaep as our qb.
    .
    ~ Jim Harbaugh: The only guy on the field who can keep Colin Kaepernick under 200 yards passing ~

  37. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, how many yards did Kappy throw for in week 1?

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You have to wonder if the team does something about Aldon before the league does.

  39. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If they were smart, the team would suspend him for 4 games now to avoid the league suspension later in the season.

  40. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    If “you” were smart you’d off yourself to avoid me kicking your dog in the ribs. I wouldn’t soccer style kick him in the ribs either. It’d be a toe punt, like that old Washington Redskins place kicker, Mosley? I can’t remember his name, but the pain for your mutt’s the same.

  41. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, I’m not sure, but I think the league has the final say on suspensions. We can’t pre-empt them, AFAIK.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Suspensions can be handed down by the team.
    Just look back last year to Brandon Jacobs. He was suspended
    for posting pix of himself in a Gnats uni and voicing his unhappiness of riding the pine.
    The Niners are holding their noses
    on this one which IMHO makes them not only look bad but should put an end to Harbaugh making comments another team’s transgressions.
    You know he’s going to fail the drug test administered yesterday because he was high.
    He’s going to be suspended so you might as well do it yourself as a team and check him into rehab.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon Smith was so drunk and high that when SJPD rolled up he was burning rubber with his foot pressed on the accelerator trying to run over that tree.
    Pretty scary to think he was doing that for the 5 to 10 mins after impact when the 911 call went out.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There’s an ESPN story about helmets. I remember when the Niners tried to change and the 49er Faithful’s backlash
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3541/3348758387_3e1efcb3bc.jpg?v=0

    the story:
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9682706/uni-watch-remembering-stevens-wright-created-buffalo-bills-logo-much-more

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon Smith might hire this attorney who has worked on a similar type case of “sleep driving” and had his client acquitted (only works if the pills were Ambien or similar type sleeping pill)
    http://fieldandcourt.com/component/k2/item/295-aldon-smiths-potential-legal-defense-to-dui.html

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee spit. Trolling not going so well?

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The team can do what they want. They can either get in front of this, or let it drag out. They won;t do anything until after the court date though.

  48. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did everyone’s trees make it through the night unscathed? You never know when a Raider might be driving by your house.

  49. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s my 49er game plan for tomorrow.
    .
    First I’m gonna kick Unca’s mutt-dog of an avatar square in the ribs. Immediate internal bleeding.
    .
    Then, if I’m Harbaugh, I fire Greg Roman to save my own skin because nobody wants to be known as the only guy on the field who keeps Kaep to under 200 yards passing. Then I tell Frank Gore the game is being played in Indy and that we’ve chartered him his own flight because he’s so good. I’d activate Baldwin and let him cuss out his daughter before the game for the anxiety release (right guy?)
    .
    Then I sit Vernon because nobody wants to depend on a weak hammy.
    .
    Now my skill players on offense are Patton, Hunter, Boldin, McDonald, Baldwin and Kyle Williams.
    .
    On the first 49ers’ offensive snap of the game I have Kyle Williams run a ten yard out with Kaep in the gun, empty backfield. On the second, I have Patton run a ten yard out, again Kaep in the gun, empty backfield. On the third play I put Kaep behind center with Miller and Hunter in I formation. We run a stretch play to the right. I tell Miller if he doesn’t knock a member of the Indy D into the hospital, Owen Marecic will.
    .
    On the next play of the game, I put Kaep behind center with Marecic and Hunter in I formation. Then I run play action off that and I intentionally run Patton over the middle on a drag route seeing if he’s tough enough. I tell Marecic there’s no room on the roster for two FBs.
    .
    On the next play of the game I’d put Kaep in shotgun with Hunter right next to him alla Brady and Manning. None of this Pistol bullshit. I’d also have four wide receivers actually out wide…. none of this slot shit. Did you see Chip Kelly’s double bunches (Two receivers stacked out wide past the numbers on both sides of the field)? Mike Vick ran 60 plus yards off that. When Kaep snapped the ball, I’d have all four receivers run vertical twists. Kaep would be looking to pass, but if there wasn’t something obvious, he’d either hand the ball off to Hunter or if Hunter squirted through the line, I’d have Kaep dump it off to him.
    .
    On the next play, I’d have Kaep run a screen. No shit. A screen. And here’s how I’d set it up. I’d again have Kaep in shotgun, empty backfield. I’d put McDonald on the end of the line to the left. I’d isolate Moore on the right by himself. Then I’d have a bunch formation to the left with Boldin, Baldwin and Patton. Kaep would fake to Moore to the right and then throw to Patton on the left running behind McDonald, Boldin and Baldwin. I’d tell Baldwin the entire team can’t wait for Mario to come back because he’s a far better player than Baldwin. More heart.

    And we haven’t even gotten to the deep crossers, vertical twists, posts and flag routes I’d run all night once the short passing game was established and the Indy pass rushers were frustrated. Once they didn’t feel it was a pass rush game, I’d make it a pass rush game.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Aldon was missing practices due to back ailments, the meds could be involved there.
    Granted, the first thing I thought of was LT but, news didn’t travel as quickly during his playing time.
     
    Aldon is lucky he hasn’t pulled a Donte Stallworth or Leonard Little thus far.
    Again, rich, young and, stupid.
     
    How these guys don’t have a clue, with all the resources afforded them, is beyond me.

  51. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So, Spit. I need to know. Did you diagram all of those plays on a napkin, or did your genious (sic) allow you to concoct them just in your massive brain? You have every skilled position player lined up in every conceivable formation and running, doing and attacking tomorrow with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, that I couldn’t keep track. All except Gore of course.
     
    Speaking of Gore, I hope Frank at least gets a good meal and movie on his flight to Indy. Trips to the Midwest can be a bitch.

  52. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del, you don’t need to keep track of the attacking enthusiasm unknown to mankind. You just need to know that under OC Spitblood, the 49ers would gut the read option, gut the pistol, and make Kaep run a pass first offense that sets up the run two different ways. One, the passing spreads out the defense so, via spread and surprise, a guy like Kendal can get a lot of yardage on the ground provided he’s not 30 and out of gas. And two, the very nature of a passing attack gets the D on its heals so they forget about defending the run.
    .
    You also need to know that I wouldn’t be: A.) Dumb enough to run a power run game with Kaep and take the potency out of our offense by making the focal point something less dynamic like running the ball. B.) Re-signing Mike Iupati to continue to maintain a power run game with a talent like Kaep (even though it’s a myth Iupati’s a good run blocker). C.) continuing to draft small receivers. D.) continuing to stubbornly start Frank Gore when it’s obvious he’s done. E.) and this one’s big… Greg Roman has said he hates a copy cat. Well, if I was Roman I’d copy the hell out of the Packers, Patriots, Broncos and Saints’ offenses because Roman loves to create unique and dynamic run plays, but his passing plays leave a lot to be desired. And don’t give me GRoexcuses. Our receivers are rine. Here’s a little secret, Del. When your guys are getting jammed at the line like Boldin was in Seattle, you put him in motion, run bunch formations or rub routes. What you don’t continue to do is line him up and let him get taken out of the play.
    For my money, Greg Roman is great at designing run plays, but he stinks at designing passing plays.
    Greg Roman, Frank Gore and Alex Smith were three peas in a pod. They worked well together. But with Kaep it’s Kaep, Kendal and maybe either another OC or Greg Roman spending some real quality time alone with Brady, Manning and Rogers tape, designing some actually pass plays.

  53. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    “our receivers are rine?” Patton’s rhine… the rest are fine.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny
    The only problem is the game against the Colts is a home game and at the Stick.
    If Gore’s on a plane to Indy then the Niners are in trouble..

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I read via Maiocco that Bruce is being used more in Delanies’ absence.
    Perhaps my meds made me more lucid about his opportunities in the passing game?

  56. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – if Bruce is being used as Delanie’s replacement one of two things has happened, and both aren’t good. Either the 49ers’ offensive coaches got lazy, or the 49ers’ playbook is so big you can’t bring a rookie into the offense and get him to be a significant contributor in year one. I know this to be the case because Bruce Miller isn’t an skilled position weapon. He might be an after-thought option, like in the Redskins’ game a few years ago when he slipped into a pass pattern unguarded, but he’s not a skill position player. His arms are too short, he’s not fast, and he’s a ginger. It’s actually written into the NFL bylaws somewhere – if you’re a ginger, you can’t be any good at being an offensive skill position player. And the proof is in the pudding. Go watch Andy Dalton throw the football. This is a digression, but I’ll digress anyway. If an average qb had Dalton’s weapons he could win the Super Bowl. Dalton’s horrid. I loved him coming out of college, but his ceiling must have been restrictive to dwarfs, gnomes and hobbits and such. Midgets. But I digress.

  57. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Del – In Spit’s case, it’s geneous, and there is no “i” in geneous. But it is plenty (sic).

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, Ginger’s not withstanding..
     
    Bruce = Versatile
    Harbaugh and Roman appear to be in the market for guys that are versatile.
    For a converted DE he shows pretty decent hands.
    I’m guessing at some point he and Marecic could share the backfield as some point down the road.
    All things considered, he missed a good throw from Kaep in Seattle but, I see no reason to doubt his abilities in the passing game going forward.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Delanie was no sure thing in the passing game either.
    Perhaps they felt that having Bruce was reason enough not to pursue/retain Delanie as a FA?

  60. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Grump – If there’s no “i” in geneous, are you claiming we’re all a bunch of idiots? I’ll tell you one thing…. I’m smart to know that if I had Kaep as my qb and a worn-out old war horse like Gore, I’d throw the damn ball. You don’t have to be a legit genius to put that puzzle together. What amazing about it is that Harbaugh won with Alex Smith so in my book Harbaugh’s the penultimate rocket sturgeon. (In this case, a rocket sturgeon’s an idiot, and penultimate means penultimate — second to last — so if you’re following along at home, which I know you are, there’s only one guy in the room smarter than Harbaugh – me, ’cause I’m a geneous). But anyway, mad props to Harbaugh for winning with Smith but wouldn’t that mean Harbaugh got even more potent with Kaep? That seems logistical, and ironical we aren’t there yet.

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Having watched Alex at Philly the other night, I can say without reservation, I don’t miss the slow trigger finger and indecisiveness.
    Compared to what was in KC before Alex at the QB position, he too looks like a rocket sturgeon.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Watched some of the Vandy game today.
    Rice’s cousin Jordan Matthews looks the part.
    He’s officially on my Draft List for us in May.
     
    He was held to under 100yds for the first time today but it wasn’t for lack of effort.
    He drew plenty of attention.
     
    With Jerry in the family, were he to be Drafted in SF, I’d assume he’d take the offer to run The Hill, and any other assistance, if it were offered.

  63. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Slow trigger and indecisive is what bothered you? How ’bout the endless check downs? Smith can’t throw past ten yards to save his life. Sure, he’ll win you the games he’s supposed to, but it’ll take a great coaching effort to get you over on teams with good offenses. And we got to the NFC Championship game with that. A tip of the hat to Harbaugh, if you will. But if he keeps handcuffing my boy Kaep to Gore’s noodle legs, I’ll toe punt Harbaugh right in the ribs too.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Checkdowns was a given.
    ‘Safe Alex’ is just what Andy Reid wanted.
     
    KC goes as far as the D and Jamaal Charles takes them.
    Dwayne Bowe was next to invisible but, that could be because he was too far down the field for Alex to find him too.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s 5 wins away from returning us another 2nd Rd Pick.
    Go Alex.
    I’ll be rooting for Win #8.

  66. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    A few things that are way, way overrated in 49er lore – or complete myths.
    .
    1.) Our defense is awesome. It’s not a top ten, and certainly no longer a top five defense. We stink on D. Get used to it. Carlos Rogers, Justin Smith, Nnamdi and Whitner all are either too long in the tooth, have glaring holes in their games, or need to be a serious rotation to preserve their legs THIS YEAR, but little help is on the horizon. Our only hope is take the training wheels off Kaep and have him air it out all year and make offenses one dimensional.
    .
    2.) Mike Iupati’s good. He’s a fat bag of donuts who couldn’t find the second level with both hands in the dark.
    .
    3.) Jerry Rice is going to mentor you and run the hill with you. Who cares if he does? Jerry Rice isn’t going to inspire you to have a fanatical workout routine like he did. That comes from within. It comes from one place – yourself. Nobody else inspires you to have a drive like that, and Jerry doesn’t have the time to coach and mentor.
    .
    4.) The 49ers care about winning with class. Yeah…right. Brooks breaks a bottle over a dude’s head and wants to drink and drive but no discipline from SF. Perrish Cox was accused of rape. Eric Wright has had more DUIs than Billy Joel. Aldon is now channeling his inner Nate Newton. The 49ers don’t care about making the T Brown contract right.
    .
    5.) The 49ers are lining up to try and win 3 Super Bowls over the next few years. Jim Harbaugh recently claimed this on KNBR a while ago. They won’t win one unless they go to a pass-first attack and send Gore packing.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, Jerry inspired Ricky Watters, and others, to join The Hill regimen back in the day.
    When people saw how he worked, and produced, it is something that can be taught.
     
    Granted, you can’t teach a guy to catch but, good work ethics are contagious if the desire is there to compete.
    Had AJ at least taken a taste of what Jerry was offering, maybe he could have benefitted somewhat in terms of learning to muscle up a bit.
     
    One thing Seattle has taught us.
    We need to find WRs that can break press coverage first and foremost.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If a guy takes his conditioning seriously in this game, it’s a major upside to avoiding injuries.
    There’s a reason the Teams’ pay workout bonuses.
    Easy money if you’re serious about playing in the NFL.

  69. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Spit. Enough with the kicking the poor innocent dog jokes. If you want to kick Chuck in the head with an iron boot, that’s another thing. But lay off the Lab, OK?
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CM7hlk2e34

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Well said Dennis.

  71. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the ultimate Chuck repellent. No comments since 3:53. If that’s what I gotta do….

  72. robNo Gravatar says:

    one tiny bit of good news from last game …
    glen Dorsey was credited with 5 tackles 1 sack and a QB pressure vs. seattle ! ! imho he should have been the starter there over our man big ian anyway !
    I think he’s going to be a dam good NT in our system !!!

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty

    With all your recent ranting propaganda it appears you have jumped ship after one loss.
    You always had one leg over the railing.
    You’ve been trashing Gore for the last 3 years and he has come through every year to make you look foolish.
    Given the personnel and talent on the active roster your call for
    more passing is beyond ignorant. One has to only look at New England where Brady has struggled against 2 of the weak sisters of the NFL to know you can’t pass if you don’t have receivers.
    Good luck rooting for your new team fanboy.

  74. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m still rooting for the same team that resides in San Francisco. They just sign, play and condone players who are drunks, thugs and everyday criminals that warrants a change of team name.
     
    GO RAIDERS!!!

  75. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Micheal Lombardi’s an idiot, and so is the Brown’s owner for hiring him. Anytime your best option to run your organization is a guy on TV, you’re in trouble. Mike Holmgren is right, Lombardi is making huge mistakes and it appears Lombardi, instead of making the pieces fit, is just gutting the program because he wants to find his own pieces. What did Bill Parcels once say, “The game is about acquiring talent, not trading it away.”
    .
    Now Lombardi is shopping Gordon, who the 49ers should look at if he’ll go over the middle. But what can Lombardi possibly be thinking other than, “I want to put my stamp on this.” That’s immature and not at all what leadership’s about.
    .
    I would never draft a running back high. If I remember correctly, the Browns did a lot to trade around to get Richardson in the first. I argued I wouldn’t do the same things as the Browns because you could sit pat and still get Doug Martin out of Boise without trading, AND you don’t draft a running back in the first round (which is now a myth with the rookie cap, but I digress) because of the beating he takes. But it just seems like the Browns did a lot to get Richardson and were just starting to see some return, AND the Browns made a fellow AFC team a contender faster than they should be.
    .
    And this is why bad teams stay bad. They hire shitty GMs. If I’m a Browns’ fan, I’m pissed. The Browns didn’t even give the pieces of Richardson, Weeden and Gordon one game together with Norv calling the shots. It almost feels like Lombardi didn’t want ’em all to play together.
    .
    I wonder what Norv Turner’s thoughts were? I wonder if they were even considered. If it’s me, and I’m the owner, I don’t let anyone trade away talent because since the Browns re-entry into the NFL, they’re devoid of talent… and now once again.

  76. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I hope 49er fans at the ‘Stick today boo Aldon Smith. Doubt SF will introduce it’s defense today prior to kickoff. But if Smith sacks Luck, I home the fans boo so Aldon gets a clear message from people outside the organization.

  77. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, the report I heard this morning is that the Browns will heavily pursue Ben Tate in FA next yr and use those other pks to round out their team. At least it sounds like they have a “plan.”

  78. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bengals up 14-0 early on the Pack and Rodgers hasn’t seen the field yet. Oops.

  79. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – that’s the worst plan …ever.
    I’m not a fan of the run game, but that’s where you start – good run, good defense… bring your qb along slowly, whomever he is. They had Trent, then they needed to build a defense. Now it’s all starting over, and for what?
    .
    ANDY. DALTON. IS. GOD. AWFUL.

  80. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The Bengals could easily win the Super Bowl IF ……. Andy Dalton has a season ending injury and the Bengals go with Josh Johnson.

  81. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The Giants are also horrid, and my two boys, both Sanu and Ted Ginn Jr, look good. I always argued Ginn just needed a qb to make plays deep. Ginn and Newton are hookin’ up a lot now. Sanu will be the next Boldin.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Aaron Rodgers just ran his 4th qtr comeback failure streak to 0-20, blowing a 16 pt. lead. He had 3 minutes to drive for the winner and honked out at the Bengals 25.

  83. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Browns win their first game. I guess Richardson was holding them back.

  84. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    1st drive results in another 3-and-out. I guess we missed that flight outta Seattle.

  85. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    49ers first three offensive players were disgusting. Harbaugh has learned nothing. Actually, he did get Hunter into the game early, but the learning from Harbaugh is slow and too slow.
    .
    Blow ’em out Luck. If Harbaugh wants to hang onto the power run game, blow ’em out, Luck!

  86. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    plays.. not players*

  87. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    49ers taking steps in the right direction with Kaep under center, but they still have the wrong personnel in there. Gore is running better, but he’s not the answer. Patton, Baldwin and Williams need to get in the game.

  88. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The power run game is working, but it’s not the future. Not when you have Colin Kaepernick as your qb.

  89. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I love the delay give to Hunter. That’s how you run with Colin Kaepernick as your qb.

  90. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers offense is changing away from read option and pistol, and that’s a start. But the 49ers haven’t developed an outside receiver because they’ve been playing college games with our offense and its bit ’em in the ass. Now they need an outside receiver or receivers, and Harbaugh hasn’t established one. Get Patton and Baldwin in there!

  91. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers could lose this game if they don’t start calling more passing plays. Right now, Indy is doing us a favor by running the ball because we can’t guard the slot and they have good receivers. But even though Indy’s running, they’re running well. The 49ers could be in trouble if they don’t establish a passing game with Patton, Baldwin and Kyle. That’s on Harbaugh those three aren’t involved.

  92. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Bradshaw hurt will force Luck to throw the ball, and when he does he’ll carve up our secondary and force Kaep to throw the ball.

  93. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    It’s all well and good if you’re looking to run the ball, run the ball, and then pop one over the middle for a TD when the defense isn’t looking. But if the opposition’s offense is throwing all over you, you don’t have a chance if your run to set-up the pass is hampered because you haven’t established an outside receiving presence.

  94. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh still doesn’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick.

  95. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Lol…. pitch to Dixon out of pistol. Give me a break. What is Harbaugh smoking?

  96. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We are really missing Crabs and MM. Our WRs are not getting any separation at all. All we’ve got is “throw to Boldin and let him out-muscle the DB”.

  97. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The only receiving weapon we have is Boldin because Harbaugh didn’t develop Patton or work enough with Baldwin. That’s Harbaugh’s bad. AND, Greg Roman can’t design pass plays. He’s great at designing run plays, but pass plays? Nope.

  98. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Grump: A good OC creates separation with his play calls, schemes and design. It’s not that we’re missing Crabtree and MM. Our coaching staff knew for a while they were out. It’s that Greg Roman doesn’t know how design passing plays, or a pass first offense. I think the 49ers are in trouble in this game unless Harbaugh forces Roman to throw 80% of the time.

  99. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I got an idea…. let’s establish the run with a 30 year old running back. Great idea. 7 points in the first half with one of the best qbs in the NFL.

    ~ Jim Harbaugh: The only guy on the field who can hold Colin Kaepernick to under 200 yards passing ~

  100. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Colin Kaepernick in the first half:
    2-8 for 38 yards. Lol. Where’s Patton? Where’s Baldwin? Where’s McDonald? Are you telling me they aren’t talented? Harbaugh and Roman don’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick, and they don’t know how to create dynamic passing attacks.
    .
    Doubtful the 49ers make the playoffs.

  101. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Phil Simms just said it best coming out of the halftime break. Simms: “You have the best offensive line in football and a guy who can throw the football as well as Colin Kaepernick and you only have 38 yards passing? There’s something wrong.”
    .
    Yes Phil, there is. Jim Harbaugh doesn’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick.

  102. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Hey guys… I have an idea. Let’s establish the run with a 30 year old running back instead of trying to establish a passing attack with the future (our young wide receivers) against a young NFL team in the Colts.

  103. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Not only do we have Bo Schembechler Jr. holding back our offense, but I’ve discerned that the Colts are faster than we are on both sides of the ball. Not a good combination.

  104. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, good luck telling Mr. “3 yds and a Cloud of Dust” Harbaugh that the NFL is now, and has been a passing league for some time. He has BIG 10 football in his blood. That SOB needs a transfusion, and he needs one fast.

  105. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Roman and Harbaugh still don’t get it. First off, you don’t run the read option anymore….ever again. Kaep just did for minus 7 yards. Then Roman calls a delayed run out of shotgun off the minus 7 yard read option loss. That’s NOT how you call the delayed handoff. You call a delayed hand-off after your passing attacking is rolling, not after a read option loss. That’s ridiculous. Roman and Harbaugh are going to lose this game. Don’t blame the players.

  106. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The only chance the 49ers have this season is for Greg Roman and Jim Harbaugh to start copying the offensive schemes of Brees, Rogers, Brady or Peyton. You keep getting stuck working on a power run game, some insane combo of Bo Schembeckler and Chris Ault, and you deserve to lose, and lose big. You deserve heat in press conferences.

  107. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Spit. I don’t know if you’re being funny with the name or not, but it’s spelled, “Schembelcher.” Bo deserves to have his name spelled correctly.

  108. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Shit. Now I spelled it wrong. Screw it. Fire what’s his name anywho.

  109. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Schembechler

  110. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t blame the offensive line. It’s the scheme. Don’t blame the players. It’s the coaches.

  111. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    9 drives end in punts so far? That’s not the players. That’s the coaches.

  112. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Let me put in a way that we all can understand…
    I hate Jim Harbaugh and his offensive philosophy and hope he dies of slow eye cancer. There. That wasn’t so bad.

  113. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Del – There’s nothing funny to me about the name Bo Schembechler. If I saw him, I’d kick him in the ribs. A toe punt, mind you.

  114. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I wrote it during the first quarter. The 49ers are in trouble. First off, you don’t come out trying to establish the run with a 30 year old running back and Colin Kaepernick as your starter. Secondly, it’s obvious Greg Roman can’t create good passing plays. And it’s also obvious the 49ers didn’t work to create any pass plays during this week of preparation. And they’re still stubbornly hanging onto the read option. Lol.

  115. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Blow ’em out, Indy. Everyone needs to blow ’em out until Harbaugh realizes he has to change.

  116. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    This isn’t the players’ fault. This is the fault of the coaches. I don’t want to hear one person blame it on the injuries like Crabtree, Manningham, Vernon or even Willis. The 49er coaches knew 3/4’s of those guys were out. Their gameplan? Run the ball with Gore? WTF? You can’t see he’s no longer the answer? That’s on the coaches, not the players. You don’t run the ball with Gore anymore, and you don’t use the read option. You pass the ball with Kaep and you design smarter passing plays. You can make the case that the 49ers’ offensive line isn’t creating a pocket for Kaep to throw from, and that’s true, but I don’t think the 49ers are calling plays designed to have Kaep throw from a pocket, which is a mistake. Kaep needs to be a pocket passer, and I honestly thought that’s what Harbaugh would be working on this off season with Kaep. My bad. Harbaugh’s bad too.

  117. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers might not go to the playoffs if Harbaugh can’t cut through all the noise in his head and create a simple passing attack with Patton, Baldwin, McDonald, Kyle and Marlon. Vernon and Q aren’t enough.

  118. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Thru 3 games, our Raiders are – 40 (44-84)in pts. scored. That equates to 15 to 28 a game.
     
    I have but one question? How the hell are our Raiders scoring 15 pts. a game. Smoke and mirrors.

  119. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If a team looks at the 2 games vs the Rams last year it becomes obvious how to stop the 49ers offense. It’s called loading the box since Roman is severely deficient in play design for a passing game. Did we run any crossing patterns? If the coaches do not take the blame I lose much respect for them.

  120. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oh wait, I forgot, it was always Alex Smith’s fault.

  121. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Today’s loss and bad offensive performance had to be Alex Smith’s fault.

  122. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Why is Alex 3-0 and Collin 1-2? Alex has an OC who knows how to design plays that get WRs open in space. The 70’s called Jim Harbaugh and wants its offense back.

  123. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon will not play Thursday.

  124. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s look at the bright side. With Greg Roman designing plays all a team has to do is load the box and dare him to design a play that gets a WR open. We should get a top 10 pick and Louis Nix! We will finally have a NT!

  125. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m dying to see Bullit put a lipstick on this pig of a game.
    What say you, Obama?

  126. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I have to go talk a walk. I’ve got some pent up frustration. I’m so friggin’ mad…maybe I’ll see a stray yellow lab on the street and I’ll, I’ll, I’ll…take him home and love him and adopt him. 😀

  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    Pucker up!

  128. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Words fail me. One total ass kicking I can live with. Two in consecutive games, it’s time to start asking questions.
     
    Our passing game is completely inept. This is worse than Singleneuron in some respects… this harkens back to Hostler’s Reign of Error.
     
    If we lose to the Rams – and I could very easily see how we might, after these two games, and the two against the Rams last year – Harbaugh and Roman will be entering “Villagers are approaching the castle with torches and pitchforks” territory. This was supposed to be a team in contention for the Super Bowl… not the first pick in next year’s draft.

  129. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Last year when Baltimore could not design plays to get receivers open they fired their OC, changed their play design and calling, and won the SB. It might take firing Greg Roman to get the offense going. I say this because we do not have the ability to call plays that get receivers open in space. We rely too much on receivers getting separation instead of old fashioned good play design. We might not have the greatest WRs but the play design is worse than our WRs.
     
    I think the league has gone to school with last years Rams games vs us and Roman has not shown the ability to adjust. This Thursday game will tell us if we should fire Roman or not, at least in my mind.

  130. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Eric Mangini’s offensive input has been invaluable!

  131. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The problem is, and I’m convinced of it, Harbaugh and Roman thought the read option would have merit in 2013 so they didn’t try to advance the offense. But my question is simple: If you saw Kaepernick had a ton of arm talent, and arm talent is rare, and he can escape the pocket like little before him, you simply don’t risk the read option, making it a bluff and you can’t sustain a bluff, so you scrap the read option… But my question is, how can Harbaugh not have seen this coming? He should have been simplifying the playbook, gutting read option plays and insane pistol plays for a more conventional offense all off season. Basically, Harbaugh should have been doing what Pete Carroll was doing with Russell Wilson. Russell ran the read option to get his legs underneath him, that’s about it. But now Russell’s a pocket passer, with a conventional offense, and they roll him out pretty frequently. But not us.
    .
    And now people are starting to claim that its our wide receivers? That’s wrong. If Harbaugh and Roman had been thinking straight this off season, they’d have been designing AND COACHING plays with routes designed to get various receivers open. You can get guys open with rubs, twists, bunch formations, running them behind the line, gimmicks and so on. Problem is, Harbaugh didn’t anticipate this and he didn’t get Roman thinking about how to get his receivers open.
    .
    Maybe Baldwin will save our ass this season. Maybe, if Roman and Harbaugh can simplify the passing attack (or the entire offense, which they should), maybe Baldwin will be able to stretch the field and take the top off the defense. And you don’t run a simple out pattern with the slowest guy on the field. You run it with the fastest, or quickest guy. And you make sure there’s a throwing lane there. How many outs to Q have been batted down? How many outs to Patton or Williams have we seen? That should be basic stuff.
    .
    The reality is, we miss Delanie, Ted Ginn and Crabtree, but the egregious error is on Harbaugh for not getting his new crop of receivers ready faster by gutting the old read option playbook.
    .
    And Berger’s wrong about point to Smith even if he’s trolling. Roman, Gore and Smith were aligned philosophically and talent-wise. Gore was a power back, Smith a game manager, and Roman loved to run the football. But now enter Kaep and it’s throw, Kaep, Kendal Hunter and Roman better learn to change his stripes. Kaep has the much higher ceiling, but Smith had the building block philosophy.

  132. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Berger – Baltimore’s an excellent example of changing the OC to get it right, but I just don’t see a pass first OC out there that Harbaugh can hire like Caldwell. Baltimore was lucky – Peyton Manning experience. That doesn’t come along often in a coach. Those guys usually get hired up pretty quick. Isn’t the San Diego coach last year’s Manning OC? San Diego is looking like a good dark horse in the AFC even though they’re 1-2.

  133. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We do not run the read option in a way to make it successful. The basic pistol offense provides all the versatility needed to design and call good plays. We do not run the pistol. Having a RB behind the QB in shot gun is not the pistol. We have degenerated the pistol offense and turned it into the Shot Gun Sardine Can Offense. It is like having Cam Cameron run his offense out of a shot gun formation. It is easy to defense and gives very little versatility.

  134. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t used this schtick in awhile, but since Spit brought up his name…
    Did we sign Peyton Manning yet?

  135. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just because I like to spread the defense with offensive formations does it mean want to be pass happy. The thing I like is moving the chains, eating clock and scoring. Andy Reid does that out of the spread. Andy Reid is also the coach with the highest yards per carry in the running game for the last 15 years. That sounds really good to me. I want a coordinator with the philosophy to get players the ball in space so they can make plays. If that means running or passing I don’t care, just pay attention to match-ups and get it done.

  136. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I just returned from my walk, it’s about 30-35 mins in a nice, but circuitous route around my little neighborhood. I see familiar faces along the way, and sometimes, like tonight, I get to see the wild Pinole turkeys along the way. Gobble. Gobble. Anywho, within the first 5 mins of my walk I pass the liquor store (it’s on the way) and saw a fellow fan coming out wearing gold shorts and a red t-shirt. I asked the guy if we should fire Harbaugh tonight or tomorrow? He answered, and I kid you not — yesterday. Great geneous (sic) minds think alike.

  137. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Why, Dennis? So Peyton can hand off to Frank and pass a few times a game out of the SCO to our underwhelming receivers? What could Peyton really do in this Bo Knows Jack Shit offense that CK can’t?
     
    The problem is not the QB. In fact, in this scheme, with the pressure we’ve had, Peyton would probably be on IR already. Kap is younger, stronger and healthier. Something needs to change, but the QB is not it.

  138. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers have all the pieces in house to fix it. The question is will Harbaugh and Roman stubbornly hang onto the past or will they get futuristic designing the offense around Kaep’s arm? I’m betting they’re forced to abandon the power run scheme and coach up their receivers and tight ends with a quickness.
    .
    Either way, Pete Carroll will get a ring before Jim Harbaugh, and Pete also got the upper hand on Jim in college…. not head to head, but Pete got the championships and that’s all that matters. This year, the 49ers will struggle to beat out the Packers and Cardinals for the second wildcard spot. The first will go to the loser of the NFC South division race. Week 3 and the 49ers’ playoff chances are in serious jeopardy.

  139. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Saints
    Bears
    Seahawks
    Who cares? (NFC East)

    Wildcard race – Falcons, Packers, Cardinals and 49ers.

  140. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Colin Kaepernick:
    .
    13-27 for 150 yards?
    .
    Are you kidding me? With our offensive line and that kid’s arm?
    .
    That’s why I always say…
    ~ Jim Harbaugh: The only guy on the field who can keep Colin Kaepernick to under 200 yards passing ~
    .
    I feel like I’ve been saying that for years.

  141. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Tony Dungy used to be great on the halftime show. Now he’s lost. Rodney knows what’s up. Dungy suggests the 49ers are slipping because Kaepernick has regressed, which is the way the nation will see it, but it’s not the reality. The reality is Greg Roman and Harbaugh aren’t using Kaep correctly. Right now, the coaching sucks.

  142. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Collinsworth just said, “So often getting open in the NFL is about understanding defenses.” I agree. I don’t think Greg Roman thoroughly understands how to create pass plays or articulate to his receivers how to manipulate defenses. But he sure can create some nice run plays. Too bad Alex Smith isn’t here anymore. Wait…I can’t believe I just wrote that even if it’s sarcasm.

  143. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Grump, there’s where you’re wrong. And quite honestly, why Peyton chose not to come here. Manning wouldn’t stand for this bullshit offense. He woulda changed every crap play call at the line of scrimmage and ran the team the “Manning Way.” Peyton didn’t come here for one reason, and one reason only, Jim Harbaugh. And that’s why I hate that SOB. Denver gave Peyton the free reign to ride those Broncos like Secretariat. If Manning woulda came here, Harbaugh woulda tried his darnedest to turn Secretariat into Mr. Ed. Big Red ain’t no dummy. He went to the better barn with a trainer (Fox) who knew best how to get that horse ready for the big race. Just let the Big Horse run. Or in this case, let that beautiful equine throw until there’s no tomorrow.
     
    Like Spit likes to say how Harbaugh keeps Kap < 200 yds passing, well, I got that one beat. Jim Harbaugh kept Peyton Manning from becoming a San Francisco Forty Niner, and I'll never forgive him.

  144. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One immediate thought is to get Goodwin out of the middle of that OLine.
    Defenses are pouring pressure into Kaeps’ face and forcing him to go laterally.
     
    As for TBrown?
    I’m beginning to think there’s a reason he’s not getting paid.
    He’s looking heavy-footed and getting beat off his backpedal.
     
    Our Dline was also getting manhandled.
    Kaep is looking very indecisive these past 2 weeks.
    Growing pains are never easy.

  145. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Indy Center was a kid I liked when he came out as an OG from Pitt.
    Mike McGlynn.
    He looks and plays like a dominant Center should.
    Goodwin is failing miserably.
    Defenses are coming around the corner and taking our OTs wide, while blowing up the interior.
    Caught Goodwin several times looking for someone to block while his QB was laid out behind him.
    Shades of David Baas.

  146. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Man, the Bears are doing their darnedest to cough this one up to the Steelers. Dick Buktus wouldn’t be too happy. Talk about hittin’ somebody…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvubQ0pKp4Y

  147. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “His whole damn life was football.”
    How many of today’s players could say the same?

  148. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Grump and Del, you’re both right but Grump’s more correct because it’s unreasonable to hate Harbaugh for us not landing Manning.
    .
    Del’s right that Peyton Manning didn’t come here because he wanted to run his own offense and Jim Harbaugh prevented that from happening. Grump’s right that Peyton would have been a bad fit. We would have needed to completely restructure our entire offense. No power run game, no FBs like Miller or Dixon, and Vernon and Delanie would have needed to change their games as well. Manning is more spread and manipulate. Gore, Vernon, Miller and Delanie are more get the edge and pound on it. Manning wasn’t a good fit. If it’s a choice between Manning and Alex, I’m a sure you know who I’m voting for. But a choice between Manning and Kaep is all Kaep because of the future.
    .
    In addition, Harbaugh got further than Peyton with Kaep last year. This year Harbaugh isn’t going to the Super Bowl, and might not go to the playoffs, you can put that in the bank. But the Broncos might go to the Super Bowl if they can find a way to replace Clady.

  149. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You guys wanna hear something funny? We’re 4 pt. favorites > the Rams on the road with a short week to boot. I’m laughing so hard to myself sitting here at my computer desk, that I can’t even come up with my usual funny and witty reply. Laugh amongst yourselves.

  150. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I have an idea. What if Harbaugh tells Roman he’ll call the plays?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq6hVs6K5mc

  151. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    No? But Jimbo implores to Roman his offense will rise up and bring us new light.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dglm4MAFpa0

  152. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    But Greg Roman replies…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGKZR7jIOc

  153. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Is there anything we can do to help stop the bleeding?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nbetaqxsK0

  154. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t stop the flood? But we have Harbaugh and Roman leading the way. Please be honest. What the hell are you people trying to say?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YXwHBzKGQM

  155. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll be here all week. Please tip your waitresses and for the love of Christ, try the veal!

  156. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Contrary to what some are saying here the Niners needed to run more today.
    Gore and the running game was the only thing working for the offense. Gore gained 62 yds in the first quarter ripping off runs of 22, 11 and 21 yds.
    Until the 4:12 mark of the 4th quarter the score was 13-7 and a go ahead TD was very possible.
    Not sure why they abandoned the run but Gore is justified on being pissed that he only had
    4 touches in the second half.

  157. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    You guys want more evidence that Harbaugh, Roman and Baalke are and were lost this off season regarding how to run this offense with Colin Kaepernick? They went out and drafted Vance McDonald in the second round over Aaron Dobson. Dobson was there. Oops. I know Dobson dropped several passes from Brady last week, but he’ll eventually be a star in this league scoring TDs at will. McDonald? That’s like putting monster truck tires on your Porsche. You gotta draft Dobson and let her purr down the highway. Just more evidence Baalke, Roman and Harbaugh don’t know how to use Colin Kaepernick.

  158. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, the Niners lost the game when they gave up on the run in the 2nd half. I think the TOP was 28:00 to 2:00 in the 2nd half. Every phase of this team is bad. But the defense wears down understandably when they are on the field most of the time.

    Too many penalties, the Niners never get the benefit of the doubt, and the fun continues. The passing game has to be more than the WRs running into coverage and stopping. It’s like they Are scared to get open. Kappy is missing his targets as well. KW drops his 1st pass. None of the other guys are doing anything. Bad tackling, soft coverage, and dogs hit STs. Field position was bad all day. We are getting killed in every phase.

    In the end it comes down to the coaches. They were out schemed badly these last couple games. StL next? Short week? Great. This doesn’t bode well.

  159. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I also do not think Kyle Williams
    is a viable #2 option at WR.
    In his 4 year career the most passes he has caught in any game is 4.
    He is part of the problem and not the solution. He has been given more than enough chances and has yet to step forward.
    In 4 years he has either been hurt or has disappeared when the team neede him to step up.
    Time to give Patton or Baldwin a chance until Manningham returns.

  160. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Is it any wonder why I try and use comedy as a defense mechanism? If I wasn’t laughing, I’d be crying. Goddamn Raiders.

  161. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m about ready to part ways with Kyle.
    He’s not much of ‘hands’ catcher.
    I’m not one to panic this early in the season anyway.
    What we did get to work on today was rotating the DLine personal.
    Looking for the silver lining of course but, we needed the work in the worst way.
     
    What is most concerning to me is, Kaep looking lost when the protection breaks down.
    He’s showing signs of losing his cool, which was probably his strongest attribute when compared to Alex.

  162. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I have to go to bed now. I have an early dental appt. in the morning. More booze, pills, Novocaine and laughing gas. If I wasn’t laughing, I’d be crying. Say goodnight, Dennis. Goodnight.

  163. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The last several weeks there has been a big disconnect between Kyle Williams and Kap. Kap is shorthopping throws to KW on the out patterns.

  164. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Roman needs to get his head out of his backside and devise some sort of quick strike/up tempo approach to his brand of Offense.
    Luck dissected our scheme with ease.
    Signs that he’s had the work against Fangio perhaps but, their OLine was pieced together with backups.
    Their OLine totally handled our pass rush, while also carving them apart in the running game.

  165. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep is looking lost of late Bullit.
    Really taking a step backwards.
    Losing his cool isn’t a good thing.

  166. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some of the responsibility is on Kap. He has become tentative even when he runs.
    How does Luck run today and breaks a tackle in open field for a first down with a stiffarm.
    Kap has the same type of play and is one on one with their safety and is cut down in open field.
    If there is a running lane and he can get 5-10 yards he should tuck the ball and run it. That will loosen up the pass coverage.
    Kap said after the game that Indy had a guy spy him.
    I would think he can outrun a LB
    around the edges.

  167. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s playing not to lose Bullit.
    That’s the problem I have.
    Hate seeing him play tentative.
    Not at all the same guy he was.
    What changed?
    Harbaugh reigning him in?
    Hard to know at this point except that the Team isn’t in rhythm.
     
    I predicted a 10-6 season with the hopes of a Wild Card entry.
    We’ll see if they can suck it up and turn things around.

  168. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Should be interesting to hear how Harbaugh and Frank handled the reported exchange today.
     
    If Frank becomes unhappy, I’m afraid the Locker Room will crumble.
     
    For now, I place the onus on Roman.
    He needs to fit these pieces together to open things up.
    I’m fed up with Goodwin too.
    All the pressure in the Kaeps’ face is a good reason why he’s playing tentatively IMO.

  169. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is still learning to be a QB in the NFL. The defenses he’s facing are meant to confuse him.
    His current bad habit is getting flushed out of the pocket and running out of bounds for 2-5 yd losses. That’s a bonehead play where he could easily throw the ball away out of bounds to avoid the loss.
    To me it shows he’s not thinking and panicking.
    In fact Kap lately has that deer in headlights look and his confidence has eroded.

  170. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No reason for Goodwin to be getting turned around or bull rushed into the pocket against a DLine that isn’t viewed as elite today.
    I couldn’t help but to be reminded of David Baas today.

  171. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You’re right, I see the same thing.
    We know Kaep is green in terms of experience.
    He has to get some help from Roman here.
    Either dumb it down or, get into quick hitters that slow down the pressure.
    We can’t keep inviting the Defense into the Box to clog up the works.

  172. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s become obvious that the opponents have things figured out pretty well.
    Time for Roman to Man Up and, show some creativity.

  173. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Luck saw Fangio for a long time at Stanford.
    I never thought we’d have a huge advantage over him and Pagano.
    What did surprise me was, the fact that we couldn’t control the ball better.
     
    Frank has every reason to feel slighted today.
    This was a game I fully expected us to get healthy at running the ball better.

  174. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fischer and the Rams stifled us last year.
    Now we bring a depleted Defense into their building for a National game with questions about our ability to produce on Offense.
    Not a good recipe.

  175. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap had a monster game against the Packers but that might be an anomaly.
    That was one game just like Matt Flynn had a monster game and has failed to come close to duplicating it.
    To anoint greatness on any player requires that player do it on a consistent basis for a season.
    What we are experiencing now are Kap’s growing pains now that opposing defenses have tape on his tendencies and are taking away what he does best.
    Kap needs to learn accuracy and touch. Some of his fastballs are wildly inaccurate. For God’s sake he threw a pick off a Dlinemen’s helmet today. The ball was up in the air like a punt. That was ugly
    and something you hardly ever see.

  176. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What slipped under the radar today was we faced another old DC Greg Manusky and he had the better defensive gameplan and got the better of the Niners.

  177. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Again, I agree.
    No reason for us to be on the field as a Defensive unit for as long as we were.
    I don’t know what the answer is but, that’s on the Coaching Staff to correct.
     
    Good Teams handle adversity.
    We’ll see how they respond on a short week in another high volume environment.
     
    If Harbaugh can’t rally the troops off back-to-back losses, his mantra of ‘Who’s got it better than Us’ won’t fly any longer.

  178. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It would help the Niners if the NFL would rule that the time Aldon Smith spends in rehab will count as part of whatever amount of games he’s going to be suspended and do so in the nest few days.
    My guess is Aldon Smith will not be back until after the bye.
    Jed York says it’s an indefinite
    leave of absence
    http://www.49ers.com/video/videos/Jed-York-on-Aldon-Smith-Moving-Forward/ac6a0071-2f86-4a2d-8d7f-c7e42847c5ce

  179. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m leaning on the same philosophy Bullit.
    I would even go so far as to suggest the League may have had a hand in pushing Baalke to make the move toward rehab as well.
     
    I have no problem with the decision.
    Aldon is out of control.
    He’s going to do serious damage to himself, and someone else, sooner or later.
     
    Time to see the backups get some work in while the Season is young.
    Lemonier can get after the QB just fine.
    Our concerns are for the second half of the Season right now anyway.
    My Draft thoughts are already leaning toward where we need to improve next year.
    Perhaps they’re trying to see if they can clearly identify those areas now too?

  180. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For me, NFC games are much more important than AFC games.
    No problem working out the kinks today except that we didn’t do the Defense any favors by abandoning the success we had getting the ground game going.
     
    Every game is a stepping stone toward the goal of continuity.
    We had no reason to look as inept as we did after early success at ball control football.

  181. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Used to be guys were bitching about the Red Zone and how we couldn’t score TDs I/o FGs.
    In the last 2 weeks we’ve been in the red zone 3 times.
    Dawson doesn’t even have opportunities for FG tries.

  182. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Our passing game could have benefitted more had we stayed with the run and play actioned over the top a few times.
    It’s as if we got one phase clicking and turned it off to feature another phase.
     
    Roman never took the top off the coverage.
    Be it an issue with our personnel or not, you have to keep a Defense off balance.
    Simple game of matchups.
    Find the favorable ones, try to win them.

  183. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Nope.
    Our Defense was keeping us in the game most of the way, holding them to 3.
    Problem was, they couldn’t get off the field when it mattered.
    Our Staff has problems to solve.
    It’s early.
    Let’s hope the morale dosen’t suffer.
    New blood can help while Patrick and Aldon get healthy.
    My concerns are more for keeping the Offense on the field and chewing up clock time.
    I’ll take 3’s if it means giving the Defense a blow.
    Just get something going already.
    We look putrid doing the same nonsense over and over.

  184. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m starting to wonder if Magina brought a case of chlamydia into the OCs Box.
    Where’s the improvement we all heard was coming?
    All through Camp and 3 games into the Season, we appear to have contacted an infection.

  185. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    contracted an infection.

  186. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Itchy and Scratchy seem to be more preoccupied with something other than Offensive creativity.

  187. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve got to proof read my stuff better.
    Mangina being my joke.

  188. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From what I’m gathering in terms of Aldons’ pending rehab stint, the average treatment program for alcohol is 28 days.
     
    It all sets up for Aldon to be considered available for the start following the BYE vs Carolina on 11/10.
    That would have him at 6 weeks roughly, from this week.
     
    Plenty of time to evaluate the Defense with his backups too.
    If we’re still hanging onto any aspirations of Playoff contention, our injured personnel and Aldon could be available at the right time to keep us viable.

  189. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

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

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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