Happy Talk Time

Less than four weeks until Training Camp opens. Last year at this time, the players were excited about playing for Jim Tomsula. He was a lot easier on them in practices and meetings than his predecessor Jim Harbaugh. We all saw how that worked out. Tomsula was fired after the last game of the season and has not been seen or heard from since.

This year, the players are excited about playing for Chip Kelly, who works them very hard in practices. We’ll see how that works out. All we know is Chip’s tenure will not be a one year knock-off like Tomsula’s.

Clearly, though, player attitudes are unreliable indicators in attempting to gauge the success or failure of an impending season. The beat writers aren’t much help, either. They tend to slip on the soft gloves this time of year while keeping their claws sharpened for after the fact analysis later on.

The odds makers and analytical sites don’t think much of the 49ers’ chances this year. Nor does anyone else, it seems. Apparently, having Kelly as our new coach isn’t particularly swaying opinion toward a more positive outlook.

This is what happens when you can’t beat anybody in your own division. A couple of years ago, the offseason was measured by whether it helped the team beat the Seahawks. Now it’s measured by whether the team can win even one game in the division. When you go 0-6 or 1-5 in your own division, even a .500 record in the other ten games still gives you only a five or six win season. Last year, the Niners went 1-5 in the division and 4-6 outside of it. This year could be even worse. The other three teams in the NFC West appear to have bettered themselves during the offseason, while the Niners just sat on their basement credentials like it was a pat hand.

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  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Say it ain’t so Skeebs?
    NoFear49er was indeed a fine friend here at the site and I hope he just got tired of our conjecture.
    Please keep us updated on anything that might qualify as good news in his regard.
    Hoping all is not as dire as it might seem.
    Especially on Independence Day.

  2. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The timing of his disappearance around these parts did make me think of the Oregon Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff.
    I had to wonder whether he would have taken part in the protest, but wasn’t sure if he was in the vicinity?

    I surely hope all is well with him.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I to have been wondering where NF might be hanging out. Over the years we had our differences but they were always above board as far as I was concerned and I liked exchanging thoughts and beliefs with him. Hopefully, he is still with us somewhere but if not you are right, he will be missed.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy 4th!!

    Had differences of opinion with No Fear and always thought he was related to V because he seemed to be the only poster to back up some of the off the wall nonsense.

    If NF is no longer with us, at least he doesn’t have to watch the regression of the Niners.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! Warriors convince Kevin Durant to sign with them.

    That’s what an elite front office and an ownership willing to spend does.

    The Warriors now have 4 all stars in their starting lineup.

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In the spirit of NoFear, for your reading pleasure:


    Vince Foster is all Grandma Kankles dealing with her dirty laundry. Not to be outdone the Kenyan Muslim Communist deals with his skeletons in a similar fashion.


    A lot of blackmail-able secrets in Washington. Wonder why so much nonsensical executive orders and legislation occur.

    Time to clean out the barn. GOP Convention will be no-shows for GOPe rino establishment types Bush’s/Romney/McCain/…

    Hopefully the truth will take the place of the elitist frauds.

  7. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If it’s true… Well, shit.

    Absent companions…

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe he had a temporary medical setback and is in recovery.

    Looking at our schedule, and by not improving in FA, we are underdogs in every game.

    NO added TE Coby Fleener and DT Nick Fairley but lost G Jari Evans. G Sweezy from Seattle will replace Evans, plus or minus? Brees elevates his receivers, proven by the best season TE Ben Watson had last year. Added are TE Fleener and big possession WR Michael Thomas in the 2nd round.

    TB added FA’s on D along with first 2 picks and new DC Mike Smith, ex-HC of ATL. CB Grimes/DE Ayers/LB Daryl Smith and 1st CB Vernon Hargreaves and 2nd Noah Spence is a lot for DC to work with.

    Our easiest is the early in season game with BUF, only because of injuries to WR Sammie Watkins and 1st pick Shaq Lawson. Will they still be out for this game.

    How many wins with the Rams?

    Can Buckner be an impact player in his rookie year? Same position in college so maybe. Garnett’s pass pro needs work. Basically the only optimism comes from Kelly’s new O and some young players like Eli Harold, Armstead, Reid, and Tartt perform better than last year.

    I see 2 to 4 wins.

  9. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Wondering recently about NoFear’s absence and am sorry to hear of this possibility. I always thought he was tough but fair and he was very well informed football-wise. He was a great supporter of the coaches such as Roman and Jimi and placed the onus on the players to ‘execute the scheme’. Something we did less of the past few years and I began to see his point. I also appreciated his political POV as sympatico. RIP old fan, you are missed

  10. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors, Lacob and Meyers land the big fish in Kevin Durant making them the current bullies of the NBA as the Niners were of the NFL once upon a time. Well the Dubs are our bullies and yep it sure does go to show what good leadership is all about = winning now, winning big into the foreseeable future. They will be a different team with Durant and no Bogut but should be even better. Curry will get more rest with Durant available. So nice to see another successful sports team in the Bay Area.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Ws could have done nothing and nobody would’ve criticized them.
    Instead they keep working to improve on their 73 wins and spend money.
    Jed York reminds you of the previous Ws owner Chris Cohan, a tight fisted loser who shouldn’t own a team.

    I just can’t get over the fact they are sitting on almost $50 mil in cap room with so many holes on the team.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Espn has recent articles on Mo. He is running on grass without a brace. May be able to start training camp.

    Trade Armstead + AD for Mo + 2017 NYJ 2nd Rd pick

    Why did they add FA Jarvis Jenkins to Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams and Mo. IMO Mo gets moved to SF or CLE this month.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When York decided that Harbaugh had to go is when the team fell apart.
    Obviously choosing the suit over the coach was a shithead move and everything has snowballed since.

    And you might wonder why York is scared to appear in public?

  14. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep the Dubs could have stood still and would have been a strong favorite to win it all in 2016-17. They put the pedal to the metal, grabbed the big fish FA Durant and are prepared to adjust roster and make the financial sacrifices to win. This is so refreshing and makes me like them even more while trying to find a silver lining in our NFL men. It doesn’t hurt that I can actually watch some of their games over here.

  15. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Choosing the suit over the coach, putting the bean counter Marathe over the coach/GM, and putting money over winning has resulted in the 5-11 Tomsula and $50 M in unspent cap money. Lacob is the new Eddie D. It certainly is not York and the Minions. The Niners will likely be the Cohan Warriors and that’s a pity. We deserve better.

    Go Dubs!

  16. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Happy 4th of July people. Long may we remain independent, proud and free!

  17. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Did you see this one Bullit and any Dubs fans? = another v. good Steve Berman article. How will fan expectations change w/KD on board…


  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Another questionable pick is the 5th rounder Blair. From NFL.Com Draft Tracker he is an underdeveloped DE. We have that in Tank Carradine.

    I do not understand the rationale for some of these picks. Back to back year 3-4 DE in the 1st round. So why didn’t TB stop there and spend it on OL. What if we bundled our 3 5th Rd picks for Shon Coleman RT or Le’Raven Clark RT. Instead we have 3 backup players.

    Another possibility is weight training towards a 3-technique. What, wait 2 years for a payoff of ???

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Or bundle some of the Day 3 picks into a 3rd or 4th Rd 2017 pick. Our drafts from 2013 on are Day 3 heavy. Four successive drafts for mostly average players. Lynch the big exception.

    Sometimes you are just stuck, the trades are not there. Right now we are the Browns. An exodus of FA’s is our future.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hopefully one of them, Blair, Harold or Lynch will supplant Brooks.
    They’re still looking for someone to replace Aldon too.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I was not able to watch the games. Doesn’t Lynch already have LOLB, Brooks’ old position. Harold will compete for ROLB with Brooks.

    Tank needs to prove he is capable in pass coverage. For now it is only the nickel DE with his hand in the ground. This is where Blair might fit, along with nickel DT.

    At 6’2″ 284 lbs he is wo fat so too big for OLB. From NFL draft tracker he is not a pass rusher at all but very good technique wise against the run. From this I infer he is nickel DT capable only.

    Another concern is the new DC had the Browns’ OLB’s dropping into more and even some deeper coverages. That is territory of DB’s and new S/LB hybrids like Tartt. Kruger should have been pass rushing more. One of the reason’s Browns D degraded with our new DC. Kelly needs to fix this.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Armstead, Buckner, Dial and even Tank are nickel DT’s. Look’s to me that Blair is a shorter, stronger version of Tank without the burst.

    IMO a wasted pick. Theus and Colin Kelly compete for swing tackle. Cooper maybe a RG of the future?

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Since the 2013 draft the best day 3 picks probably Lynch, Dial, and Dontae Johnson.

  24. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Again I’m ‘hoping’ Mr Kelly has more (and more) influence over our drafts as Balkeys tendencies and limitations are well known here. I do think the conflict between him and Jimi had quite a bit to do with who should be drafted, retained, extended. We know who won the power struggle with York making a mess of the situation by allowing himself to be persuaded to make Harbaugh walk.

    It is a hope of the ‘happy talk’ variety suitable for this dead season when speculation is not based on any facts since Kelly is new and we have no history on his abilities. Or his influence on the draft or FA acquisition? Will Chip stock our roster with players who can contribute NOW? Or will it be ‘we develop through the draft and the ACL team’? If so it will be a long wait as Balkey has already shown it to be. One thing is sure = Chip will lobby for more good players on the O. Could balance out the D scout’s tendencies to overload w/ defensive players.

  25. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick dear Kaepernick tells us this fellow got lynched = Really?

    “niners816 says:
    Jul 6, 2016 12:37 PM

    “I’m a huge Niners fan and Kaep fan, but that’s ridiculous. Sterling had convictions for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry and domestic abuse battery. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and carrying an illegal weapon with a controlled dangerous substance. But don’t let facts get in the way of your riots.”


    Race trumps facts?

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Last year NN had excellent team by team articles on each team we played. Maybe available shortly after the 53 is settled for each team, after trades and waiver pickups settle down.

    ATL had a disappointing draft, over drafting their first two picks SS Keanu Neal and fast 220 lb LB Deion Jones. The FA is and outs is hard to judge on overall quality, except the big add C Alex Mack who many say is the best at the position. They added Sanu to replace Roddy White which may be catalyst for a 2000 yd season for Julio Jones.

    TB, NO, and CAR all got better so we look winless, barring injuries against the NFC South.

    Some teams underachieve versus the roster quality.

    Last year TENN lost a lot of close games. 2013 1st Chance Warmack, 2014 1st Taylor Lewan, 2016 1st Jack Conklin, Potasi OG a recent 3rd rd, and incoming FA C Ben Jones rounds out a good power blocking oline for Murray and Henry.

    Also NYG had a big O but their D let them down. Draft and overpaid FA class should change their fortunes.

    Why do I bring this up? Our roster is better than last year. The young players have building experience. I sincerely hope we underachieve to battle CLE for the #1 pick, and then trade back to get a haul like TENN got this year for OT and WR1.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, saw that too. His public image probably improves with that stance. The blue states on the left coast are as loopy as they come.

  28. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    York will agree with Kaepernick I’m sure

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Grandma Kankles needs to fire up the Democraps base to allow the media to concentrate on that to divert attention from the obvious criminality of her and the Clinton foundation.

    Good chance white blue collar democrats will flip Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Wisconsin red on black disruption of the political process by itself.

  30. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yup it is a very one sided race and I’m not just talking about the NFC West.

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Updated to include OC and OG. OT next?

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Updated to include OC and OG. OT next?

  33. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a very informative site there Tom. You are a better student of the game than I am I’m afraid. That’s fine, right now I’m putting a lot of time and energy in following the NBA… for all the previously stated reasons. Still da Niners are my first and best loved Bay Area team going back to 1981 in the Walsh era. They were a lot better then and I’m a lot better now, lol

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I do not follow college football. FYI for those that do.

  35. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I know more about ISIS than the generals. Believe me.”
    – Old Man Pumpkinface
    As much as he did with the 3 divorces, 4 bankruptcies, 1 ongoing civil fraud lawsuit, 1 current criminal fraud investigation, 3500 total lawsuits and countless eye witnesses as to non-payment for goods and services.

    Yes, this guy is honest as the day is long.

    How come he’s not calling for the torture and execution of that guy from Queen’s family? He was ISIS, according to OMP. That’s what OMP said his military policy would be.

  36. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Democrap talking points? Weak sauce. Kankles will be pounded on Benghazi, everything in Clinton Cash, middle east record. Listen to the Trump speeches.

    KFC Kankles Special: 2 fat thighs, 2 small breasts, left wing

  37. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No use trying to solve the nations problems on a blog but I do wish Kaepernick was more discrete with his public comments. He’s not going to solve anything in the racial area and he has plenty on his plate resurrecting his career. I am looking forward to the campaign and the election this year tho. Been great so far.

    Here is a discussion on NFL.com about the QB situations in Denver, NYJ and SF featuring Mike Nolan.


    Nolan = “Personally, I think Kaepernick is the better choice because I think he fulfills all of what Chip Kelly’s offense utilizes – so I think he’d be the best choice.”

    “The other thing that is really important for Chip, in my opinion, is that he’s got to dismiss some of these personality things that he’s got with his football team,” continued Nolan. “I think he’s got to get a structure in place and he’s got to build that chemistry on that football team because that’s really what they’ve lost. This is still a semi-talented football team.”

    When asked if Kelly needs to win the locker room, which he has done according to numerous players on the team who say they have bought into what Kelly is selling, Nolan responded, “After what they’ve been through for two years … the last two years … that’s exactly what he’s got to do in my opinion. It’s not about X’s and O’s, it’s going to be solely be about how that head coach stands in front of that group and what they think.”

    Sounds about right to me.

    You can watch the entire segment below.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are ranked 31st in a 32 team league and are given a grade of F+.

    This articles echoes a lot what has been posted here.

    It raises a new point that by not signing any free agents they get a 4th round compensatory pick for Boone. If that is the case Baalke should be shown the door right now.

    Not trying to sign FAs because youn are hoping to improve a compensatory pick by one round? Baalke and York have fallen below the level of pond scum.

  39. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ugh just another excuse for not spending on players who could Win NOW. So what happens to the unspent cap money? The NFL gives it to the team and then we spend the utter minimum…and THEN $50 Million does what? Becomes available for York family projects? Anyone know?

  40. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Zane Beadles was a FA. Their salaries must have been close. Would they not cancel each other.

  41. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    There has to be a semi-coherent plan started in this offseason.

    My guess is Chip and TB negotiated how he needs to be judged. This season is for evaluation on how to fix the catastrophic O. A good D is needed to withstand his up tempo pace.

    Both realized the current guards were garbage for ZBS. A good running attack is mandatory. 2nd pick and Beadles fixed that. This year was fix the D and get a baseline running attack established.

    Find the bridge QB this year and evaluate the WR and TE pool in his schemes. By doing no upgrades they decided to only build through the draft and carry over the cap space into next year.

    There is a 4 year window 2016 to 2020 to carry over and to establish a minimum spend. If they go below it gets put into a players fund controlled by NFLPA. Could be wrong but NN has a salary cap guy where you can search his articles.

  42. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit says Ahmad Brooks is vastly underperforming his contract and should be traded or released. From comments at other sites his 6.5 sacks included some where the play broke down and got some gifts. Lynch was the one pressuring and getting double-teamed.

    So if we rightly evaluate Brooks and release/trade when Harold ready, shouldn’t the same apply to Kap.

  43. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Beadles does not count if he was released. Similar to Darnell Docket last year?

  44. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like a trade for Mo is very doable. NYJ before draft was asking for a 2016 1st. That is typically equivalent to a 2017 2nd.

    2017 3rd + AD

    Swapping of picks in the 2nd or 3rd + AD

  45. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Obama dog whistles. LEO’s down in Dallas from black snipers using BLM protest to foment race war.

    Kankles definitively lost the election tonight. White backlash on Nov 8. George Soros funded shock troops deliver election to Trump.

  46. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep violence will not win elections. The extreme left hasn’t figured that out

  47. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Answers to the 10 Questions above:

    1. Will the Niners have an adequate or better RT, or will this be a weakness that has to be schemed around all year?

    Unknown, more info in preseason. Major weakness

    2. I assume Brock will be a good but not great CB. Will the #2 and #3 CB be at least adequate, or a weakness that can be picked on?

    Dontae Johnson, Ward should be good. Rest maybe okay. See =

    3. Will we have at least 2 (or in our wildest dreams 3), OLB who are pass rush threats, or will it be up to Lynch and the DL?

    Eli Harold and hopefully Tank Carradine will be threats

    4. Will Chips offense be predictable, so good D’s, especially on 3rd down can shut him down, or will he continue to adjust to the adjustments that have been made to him, and move toward being an elite offensive coach?

    Yes IMO the O will be effective, will be pass to set up run, will evolve.

    5. A follow up on #4, Will the Niners be as successful in the red zone as I think they will be moving the ball between the 20’s?

    “Hoping” our RZ woes are a thing of the past given better play calling, better OL, improved V McDonald TE (?!), addition of Eric Rogers, Bruce Miller TE

    6. I assume that Chip will get at least passable play from either Gabbert or Kap, but there is a big space between adequate, and 2013 Nick Foles stats plus a running threat. What will we get out our QB’s?

    Dunno, good question. Idiot tweets from Kap?

    7. I think Jim O’Neill will put an adequate defense on the field. But will he be able to do the in-game adjustments to do battle with a couple of wily playcallers in our division, in Bruce Arians and Darrell Bevell of Seattle?

    Perhaps but questions abound about O’Neils scheme =

    8. Will we have real threats at the #2 and #3 WR spots?

    Unknown. http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/7/2/12085772/49ers-wide-receivers-bruce-ellington-quinton-patton-deandre-smelter-eric-rogers

    9. Will Vance McDonald continue his sticky hands from OTA, and become the matchup nightmare we know is possible?

    No MacDonald will never be a consistent receiver. Glad to be wrong
    10. Will the 49ers keep focus and positive attitude, even when they lose 2 or more in a row?

    If as reported the players have bought in to Kelly then the answer has to be ‘Yes’. “Nolan = “After what they’ve been through for two years … that’s exactly what he’s got to do in my opinion. It’s not about X’s and O’s, it’s going to be solely be about how that head coach stands in front of that group and what they think.”

  48. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Regarding #7 above concerning the D scheme of O’Neil =

    There is a in depth somewhat technical discussion of this inthe comments section at bottom here =


  49. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    4 men in a dangerous job in Benghazi? Jeezus, what do you know that those REPUBLICAN committees don’t after 18 zillion hearings, fool REPUBLICAN representatives exposed, and billions of my tax dollars spent????

    If you want to go there, where are the hearing with George II, Cheney, Rice, and Wolfowitz? 6,000 Americans dead there, 2 TRILLION+ down the toilet to Haliburton, Cheney’s company. Let’s have some hearing, OK?

    I hate Reichwing politics on this blog and I will fight it every time I have the chance. You are not going to promote this con-man fraud 1%er white supremacist without getting a response from me.

    Get your NAZI shit off of this football blog.

  50. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You wrote that Kappy was a thug. Johnny Manziel is a thug; last I checked he was white.

    The Star of David on a stack of dollar bills taken from a neo-Nazi website on his twitter feed? Yep, that is your Republican candidate for president.

    My state is 50% Latino with a Republican Latina governor. Adolph has no friends here, whether he wins or not.

  51. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When he called to kiss and make up and maybe be his V.P., Republican Governor Susana Martinez told him to shove it.

    So much for the Latino vote.

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I take it back. Johnny Manziel is a wannabe thug. There’s still hope for him. See, that’s football, almost.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Simple article, even most democraps should be able to understand. Kankles is toast. Trump will destroy in debates. Your guv is a lightweight rino squish.


    This guy is a democrat. Found this on drudge with a huge national audience.

  54. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Sieg Heil!

  55. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I will respond to putting Nazi propaganda on this football blog.

    Stop it now. This is a football blog. If you want a neo-Nazi website, start with Fox Warmongering and branch outwards.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Oops, another fraud exposed and whose side is Kankles on. Debates will be a slam dunk.

  57. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “He’s a Mexican. He shouldn’t be on the case.” – about the Federal Judge from INDIANA, appointed by a Republican, trying one of Donald Trump’s fraud cases.


  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Back to football, please.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Ceasefire accepted. But first need to respond to another left-wing hack stupidity. New Mexico is in a race to the bottom in the USA of lowest per capita income among states, a poor reflection on their residents.

    Let this blog go back to being about football.

  60. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    A desert is poor? Gee, what next, Einstein?

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:


    Bye Skeebs!! I enjoyed it. Censoring me while Josef frikking Goebbels goes on and on..

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not censoring you, RT. I censoring any further political blah-blah, which is what you requested yourself.

  63. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Blaine Gabbert debuted last year in the 9th game against ATL. They have improved as far as FA.

    Wonder about the first two picks in their draft. Pundits say they drafted both too early. They took a SS first to replace the departing Moore. But then they took a SS-sized player for MLB. Jones is faster than Patrick Willis but is only 220 lbs.

    Anyway here is the discussion of the game from last year. Bullit gets the best of Kap fan boy RT.


  64. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yawn. I’d show you Kap’s career highlights but NFL has copyrights to everthing.

    BG’s should be easy to get, after all he doesn’t have any.


    Do you have anything new this month?

  65. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I can just see Blaine Gabbert running The Chipster’s run option hurry up. No running back, so D end keys on the QB. No WR, so D end gets to QB.

    Oh yeah, BG’s a starter. We need the draft pick.

  66. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t see Gabbert running this O either.

  67. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaps my choice to start in Sept too. At least for this season or until he proves he simply can’t be effective. He will get good coaching in the Chipster O scheme. I’m not sold on O’Neils D at this early point tho

  68. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap has a ridiculous, bloated contract for his abilities. By far the biggest team contract and then the killer. Any injury not healed on April 1 guarantees a huge base salary for that year.

    Kap lost his teammates last season with his abysmal play. He is not a leader.

    He executes plays. His feedback to OC and teammates non-existent.

    His contract plays him like a franchise QB. No other team wants him with that contract. I would wait for Foles to be released by the Rams. Pick him up and release Kap.

    He is not a fit for Chip’s passing game. Cohn reported Chip will send out 5 receivers on 3rd down. 3 WR beyond LOS and TE and RB at the sticks. After all Kap has shown, do you honestly think he can keep track of 5 targets.

    Kap does not have the aptitude for QB. All of his deficiencies were pointed out by bullit in the archived Atlanta game article of last year I linked to.

    Kap was a key reason Harbaugh and Tomsula were fired. What will Chip do?

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Footwork is critical on each passing play. Kap fails here and Warner condemned him for losing everything he was taught last offseason.

    Remember the Rams 11 men in the box with Torrey Smith waving his hands and the other receiver on the other side as open as well.

    “Remember Aldon” will be the rallying cry of every DC pre-game. Bloodlust steaming out of every tackler’s eyes. How long will his long, scrawny body last out there amongst enraged men.

    He has been a huge financial loss for Jed. Chip already has athletic QB’s with football IQ in BG and Driskell. Kap won’t be missed.

  70. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The oline at best will still be below average in pass coverage. Garnett needs a year or two with coaching. Pears is Pears.

    So TE can chip block. RB can pick up a blitzer, maybe. Gore ain’t here. QB with proper footwork, quick read of D, quick decision making, and quick release can get the ball out before A gap blitzer’s and Pear’s edge rusher penetrates. So quick IQ test. Can Kap handle any part of the previous sentence.

  71. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Thoughts? This may play in Mexifornia but not in Ohio after the violence at GOP Convention in Cleveland next week. Landing spot in Brown’s city a non-starter after his release here?

  72. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is not getting cut or traded because of the huge contract. Niners have too much invested this year so he will stay. Whether he is worth it or not will be determined in TC and in regular season by the HC. Not on our opinions on the blogs, much like US Presidential elections. It must play out fully for a determination be reached. Kelly would be insane not to see for himself what Mr Kaepernick can and cannot do. We have a recent history of a vilified QB here, Alex Smith, who was ‘incapable, washed up, check down artist’ whose career was resurrected by a good coach and a moment of stability in the FO. He flourished under a competent HC and coaching staff, so we KNOW it can be done. Now we have Kap in the same situation = series of lousy coaches (HC,OC, QB) and an unstable FO with a new presumably competent HC who may do the same as was done in our recent history with A Smith.

    I’m not terribly invested in the outcome of this necessary assessment process, may the better man win. Since it is likely Kelly is not insane HE, not us, will determine who is best suited to start at QB. Kap for all his expense will get his opportunity and he may pleasantly surprise us. If not then nothing has been lost and we will ride the Gabbert train to ‘glory’ or wherever.

  73. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick does himself no favors with his public displays of his beliefs. He’s stirring up and piling on controversies that are detrimental to his football career.

  74. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Disagree. Limited upside not worth it. Waste another year on an experiment to see if he can pass QB 101. Rookies 8 years younger are farther along than him.

    What does athleticism get you at QB. Daunte Culpepper got his knees blown away on the football field before the age of 30. Why are you bitter clingers resisting an easy football decision?

    He failed in 2014. He failed in 2015. His market value is zero. RG3 took the only landing spot available to him.

    There is a nexus between Islam and these black anti-cop groups. If Cleveland and Philadelphia blow up this summer then Kap is a PR nightmare.

  75. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like this article went online July 8. When this is posted on NN, maybe the PC Fucillo or Jennifer Chan can contact his white step-parents and white birth mother and get their opinion of his muslim conversion and Muslim marriage. Ask Nessa about their treatment of women and homosexuals.

  76. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In my view FO should demand the injury clause of base salary guaranteed be removed if he wants to continue into TC. If he wears a colored vest to prevent hits then maybe preseason at the latest.

  77. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep he does himself no favors by injecting himself in controversial issues. It may please his GF but cannot help his career prospects. Frankly it’s irrelevant, I could care less what Kap believes. What is relevant is his play on the field. I hope there his decisions and judgment are good/better. I’d love to be surprised by Mr Kaepernick as so many fans were by A Smith’s response to good, stable coaching.

  78. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, Kap was failing in Harbaugh’s last year. The OL was injured. Brady, Ben, and others deal with bad olines.

    Last year Brady’s O put up 485 pts with a weekly revolving door at every oline position. Ben was in SB’s with bad oline.

  79. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    FO bean counters can demand whatever they want but short of cutting him before 4/1 (in my understanding) they will not be surprised to hear Mr Kaepernick say once again “Shove it”.

  80. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cam Newton last year, and actually every year, had to play with an average oline. If anyone should complain it is him. Their FO puts a priority on non-oline and expect his size and athleticism to prevail.

  81. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I concede Brady and others are better QBs than Kaepernick. They however have a huge advantage in working in stable organizations with stable coaching staffs. No one on the Niners progressed in the past two years lacking that. No one. What I want to see, along with Mr Kelly who does too, is what Kaepernick can do given good stable coaching and non-meddling by the brilliant Niner FO.

  82. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, in 2014 Kap had Harbaugh and Roman. In fact, NJ suspects that Kap’s failings spurred friction between FO and the best coach since Mariucci.

    FO stupidly gave the suspect Kap his franchise QB contract in summer of 2014. I bet they were especially pleased with his post-gamer after the Raider game.

  83. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As we know by now not only has the Niner FO not been stable and supportive of its players and coaches,it has been meddling and in some cases hostile. Undermining, manipulative and controlling to an extraordinary degree. Cam, Ben and Tom B do not work in similar conditions. It is a false comparison to say “Look what they do” and compare it to our nuthouse. Even if their skills surpass Kaps. How do you think Aaron Rodgers would have done here in place of A Smith? No better is my guess due to the dysfunctional Niner FO/ownership.

    So again Kelly and I (!) would like to see Kap’s game in a stable coaching situation. Because no one can really say at this point.

  84. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    In 2014 Harbs and Roman were under twitter assault by our dysfunctional FO/ownership. No one had a good year on this team. The ‘finger’ was given to the team, the coaches and the fans by the geniuses running the show and of course they still expected a good year from the HC, the QB and the team? Blame the HC, blame the QB, blame the OC but expect good results? Please. FO did not give a crap and 8-8 was the result. Then hiring Tomsula resulted in many players quitting and a 5-11 record. This is all due to FO incompetence,meddling and hostility. The team and its chemistry, stability was willfully destroyed BY THE FO AND THE OWNER. Look at the big picture not at it’s effects on the players which was extreme

  85. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    They also added more pocket passing and maybe with a hurt oline the play action did not hinder the D’s much.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever the fine print within Kaep’s Contract stipulates, regarding injury protections, is what will drive this decision IMO.
    If they can’t recoup their money in that manner, it behooves them to show improvement in his value somehow, to facilitate some Trade options.
    Jed is too cheap to allow him to walk away scot-free.
    He’s already allowed several million to walk with Jimmy T.

    The only semi-logical option, would be to swap large Contracts, for someone like Mo here in NJ.

    Sitting on all this Cap money gives them leverage over teams like the NYJ, (and others), who can’t afford to retain their own important pieces, due to budget issues.
    Denver dealing for Sanchez almost smells like a setup too.
    Elway says, SF you keep Kaep, we’ll take Chip’s other starting QB to use later if necessary?
    It does limit Chip’s options.

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep’s Reps did make a very declarative desire to have him placed with the NYJ too.
    He could be open to restructuring for a team he wants to play for after all.
    Fitzpatrick doesn’t have the luxury of a longer term Contract due to age.

  88. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree, the 5 WRs wide, pocket passing scheme was a flop due to our OL which played poorly esp. in pass pro. Too much to absorb given the politics on top and lack of appropriate players? Maybe simplifying the O again and ‘critics be damned’ would have been better?

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Risky. Show improvement in his trade value could bring on an injury with rehab going over April 1, 2017. Ka ching. That 13 mil whatever dwarfs the chump change to Ron Jeremy.

  90. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Fitz put up his biggest numbers last year against weaker pass D’s. He will have ARI, SEA, and LA among others this season. NYJ FO seems to be wise on this. I wonder if they planted the Fitz Adjusted article at http://www.ganggreennation.com

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just keep the Lloyds of London Clause in mind Bakkentom.
    That’s a twist I’ve never seen, or heard, in the NFL prior to Paraag putting it on Kaep.
    They can also bubble-wrap him as DC did with RGIII.
    Could force Kaep’s hand regarding payment if not active too?
    One thing Paraag earned his money on, was creative economics, if nothing else.

  92. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What is a normal injury clause? Team will pay all medical expenses?

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My guess is, Kaep won’t be paid to sit with an injury, as Jed’s insured for it anyway.
    They’re more likely to bench him, to possibly force his hand to restructure elsewhere for a starting opportunity.
    I don’t think he’s entitled to his money unless activated on gameday, but I’m not an authority on what’s stipulated within his terms.
    The only saving grace for him is that Chip’s system requires quick decisions.
    If he can speed up his reads, he might survive.
    His Contract however, is extremely prohibitive by comparison, to Gabbert.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    SF had Kaep take out an insurance policy making the Team the Beneficiary in case of injury.
    I don’t believe that’s a standard policy/practice.
    I believe there’s an agreed upon number/reduction within NFL Contracts to cover injuries.
    Having never read a viable Contract, I’m sure it differs from Team to Team.
    Paraag got one over on Kaep’s Camp IMO.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve seen many a player get bought out with injury settlements too.
    Whatever the pct is, we can assume it’s nowhere near full value.
    Somehow, Kaep’s Camp agreed to insure the Team for the value of his deal, on HIS dime.
    Absurd that they would agree to that, but, apparently it happened.

  96. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From FO standpoint, Kap base salary >> med expenses on injury. If true, would release. Cannot count on a trade. A lot of rookie and backup QB’s have found homes.

    Kap is just another swinging dick in the football QB landscape.

  97. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If on Kap’s dime, it is built into the contract. Kap may be a dummy. Not so his agent.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep stands a chance, if Fitzpatrick doesn’t make himself affordable to the NYJ.
    If SF threatens to bench him, ala RGIII, it might force his Agents to reconsider their options?
    Especially if a benching hits him in the bank account.

  99. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Base salary much greater than per game $$. Maybe 12 mil base and 2 mil split over 16 games??

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    DC did it to protect themselves against injuries with RGIII.
    Paraag already covered that angle with the Lloyds Clause.
    Kaep may never see another Contract of this size, if he doesn’t improve his value either.

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure how it’s structured, but…
    No play typically means No Pay.
    Fine line between injury and being on the Active Roster I’m sure.
    That is why, IMO, Kaep finally admitted to the injury following his benching last year.
    Simply because he wasn’t getting paid.

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You’ll recall that much of the animosity began following the benching.
    Kaep went after Team Drs etc, for what he described as inferior handling of his injury diagnosis.
    I think he realized he was losing money and decided to pursue the injury angle.
    Can’t imagine the Premiums on his Lloyds Policy come too cheaply.
    Rock. Meet hard place.

  103. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We’re Kap’s doctors in Colorado approved by what was set in the contract. He did pay for his med expenses. But the rehab extended past April 1, triggering his base pay guarantee.

    Will this be a contention or litigation at some point. Did he plan for and delay the surgeries enough so that the rehab allowed him some more of Jed’s money.

  104. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What irritates TB more? Kap and his agents machinations or AD and his twitters and non-sign of his activation papers.

  105. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Most likely Bakkentom.
    It’s a game of leverage I’m sure.
    Have to think the Team gets last word on what constitutes an injury.
    My guess?
    He’s cleared from the injury claim in time for TC.
    Thereby putting him into a box of sorts.
    Perform well enough to get his starting job back or, risk the bubble wrap/inactive options the Team could impose.
    Once again, putting pressure on Kaep to decide where he wants to be.
    Sitting for free or, restructuring elsewhere?

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    TB is not the Contract negotiator.
    He’s playing second fiddle to Paraag.
    They own ADs Contract.
    They’ve apparently already rescinded his bonus payments for non-compliance.
    His Contract is in limbo until he makes a move.
    The proverbial stalemate.
    The NYJ could use him too, having forced D’Brick into retirement due to budget issues.
    Jed and the Minions are all about penny pinching, as we already know.

  107. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    He does not have to restructure. He already has the big majority of Jed’s money in the base pay.

    Incentive for Jed to release to avoid any more $$ going in Kap’s acct. Kap now can go anywhere for the vet minimum. Still would any team take him over a rookie.

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If AD applies for reinstatement, they’ll likely shop him too.
    I don’t think he fits into the up-tempo scenario we employ now anyway.
    I can’t imagine he’s anywhere near being in ‘playing’ shape after all this time away either.

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep blew his load in Denver.
    He refused to restructure, thinking the money was already on the table in SF.
    What I’m seeing, is the chance for SF to manipulate the injury clause.
    I don’t see how Kaep collects if the Team is the Beneficiary.
    Again, who really knows how it got structured beyond the parties involved?
    Kaep had an out in Denver, for much less advertised money of course.
    He balked.
    If he can’t improve his play/value enough to beat Gabbert, he’s sunk.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s looking a lot like the 2nd coming of Michael Vick.
    A RB playing QB, while carrying a Titanic-sized Contract.
    If he truly wants to prove his worth, now is likely his last chance to do so.

  111. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He bet on himself when he took this deal.
    Whether he understood the fine print is the question.
    I don’t think his Reps were too smart to buy into ‘promises’ with this sort of coin involved.
    Paraag ate their lunch and, took their lunch monies.

  112. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A lot of QB holes have been filled with rookies and 30 something backups. Foles is still pending. He will be a lot cheaper than the mentally challenged Kap.

    I think he uses Jed’s money for sex toys with Nessa and donations to cop killer black hating groups.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Granted, our FO is a circus but, Paraag has done some pretty Team-friendly Contracts over his tenure.
    We’re sitting on a mountain of cash due in large part to rollover clauses and the like.
    Question becomes, what are they doing with it in terms of improving the roster?

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    LOL – Who knows?
    I do know he’s got a sneaker fetish.
    Beyond that?
    I don’t think I want to go there.

  115. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    They are envious of TENN and CLE this draft, and the RG3 deal,done with WASH by the Rams. Look’s strongly like a Suck for Luck scenario and the resultant draft bounty.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One thing is certain.
    The Twits in the FO and guys like Kaep/AD need to stay off Twitter.
    Diminishes one’s ability to be taken seriously IMO.
    Irsay is another clown that comes to mind as well.

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One small variable that might work to our advantage?
    Chip knows Offense.
    Baalke doesn’t.
    If they can partner themselves on the sides they belong on, maybe, (maybe?) things can improve overall.
    Assuming Paraag is done meddling of course.

  118. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Irsay needs to count his blessings. Lucked into Manning and Luck. Grigsby has made a lot of bad moves. But hey, that Gore is the energizer bunny.

    How many bad deals tho. Big money for OLB Eric Walden and our own Ricky Jean Francois. Trade a 1st for Trent Richardson.

  119. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The Colts and us had a similar RT problem. Ours could end as bad as their’s.

    Gosder Cherilus finally called it quits, due to injuries. Not adequately replaced. Luck got injured last year due to bad OL.

    Bad sheet can happen. Garnett needs time to develop his pass pro. RG and RT is a problem still.

  120. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I just can’t imagine Kap NOT beating out Gabbert but should that happen he will be shown to really not be a starting NFL QB. No doubt this will seriously impact his future income but that would be fair, no? Have no dog in this fight, only would like Kap to have a (last) chance to prove himself in a stable, functional coaching system. And while I’m throwing out wishes I would also like to see Kelly improve our drafting, improve the FO-player relations including AD, improve the O and eventually the W-L record.

    Other than that I got no expectations : )

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, this is what TC is for.
    Chips’ system is much different than what we’ve seen under Harbaugh et al.
    The QB has to get the ball out for this to stand a chance.
    If WRs and QB can’t get into sync during TC, we’ll likely be shopping in the high rent district come next year’s Draft.
    I’ll reserve judgement on the unknown for now.
    I’ll buy what they’re selling come September, if it comes close to what’s been advertised from Chip via Philly.

  122. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, you are too demanding. Pleasure me, wench. Does that pick up line work in SE Asia?

  123. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol over here it’s all about money with a certain class of wench. You got that everything works fine. Generally Filipinos have high standards when not desperate tho.

    TC will help resolve our many questions on O = Kelly’s schemes, QB, WRs. We get 5 wins I’ll be amazed. 6 and I’ll buy the beers for the whole crew.

    BTW good article about the Ws but later in the comments there is a good discussion about AD, Harbaugh and the GM/owner =


  124. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With just a little bit of luck, Chip and Baalke might come to the realization, that this partnership HAS to work, if either expects to continue a career in the NFL.
    Chip got carried away with personnel decisions in Philly.
    He bit off more than he could chew there.
    Baalke has got to know he’s dispensable now as well, since Tom Gamble is standing in the shadows, with some time spent with Chip in Philly already on his resumè.
    Mommy and Daddy certainly won’t fire Jed.
    Baalke is the guy in the crosshairs now.
    If nothing else, the Minion Brigade is pretty adept at scapegoating.

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Paraag may have undermined the Draft processes but, he made them a pile of cash.
    Push come to shove, Baalke is on thin ice in terms of ‘what have you done for me lately?’
    He’s played 2nd fiddle to the Bean Counter and the Budget Buffoonery that ensued.
    Bargain basement acquisitions will be put on him, now that Minion #1 has been ‘reassigned’.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Makes it much easier to swallow Jimmy T’s money and whatever losses they might incur with Kaep by sitting on all this surplus cash too.
    I believe next year the Cap Minimums come into play.
    For years guys like Mike Brown in Cincy pinched the roster budget and shoveled all the surplus into his own coffers.
    Ditto for what appears to be taking place in SF since the Yorkies took over.

  127. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    TB nervous? I understand he is a smoker. Has the fire dept paid a visit yet.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think he’s the nervous sort actually.
    Much like Harbaugh, he’s consumed with his job.
    Good to an extent.
    Beats what we had with Donahue back in the day.
    All I’ve ever asked for from these clowns is to let football people make the football decisions.
    Not too complicated IMO, considering it’s FOOTBALL after all.

  129. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, Jason Hurley the salary cap guy has a section in NN somewhere. I believe any surplus stinginess goes to a players fund. Jed and Paraag cannot game the system.

    Money and lawyers, ya know.

  130. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This Moneyball sh!t just doesn’t impress me.
    I can crunch stats as well as anyone.
    Doesn’t mean the guys will fit what the Coaches are attempting to build.
    Al Davis was infamous for Drafting the guys with the best 40s.
    “Everybody go deep” doesn’t win too often anymore.
    Find the guys that would play for free because they love to play.
    Leave the primadona’s for someone else to deal with.

    Al Davis might be the only guy to ever Draft a PK in RD1 too?
    Not sure….

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Something kicks in next year Bakkentom.
    They’re upping the minimum that is required to be allocated to player salaries.
    I’d have to dig around for the official numbers but, as I recall, there’s no stipulation on what happens with the League Cap distribution right now.

  132. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like it’s gotta hit 89% by the end of this year –


  133. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Times were simpler with Daryl Lamonica and Cliff Branch. Nowadays we have computer minds and sophisticated passing attacks with a few QB’s that combine mind and body.

    Has google developed a robot QB yet.

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s given to players on the roster if the aggregate 89% isn’t spent over the 4yr period in this CBA.
    At least it doesn’t get put into Ownership coffers as Mike Brown was accused of doing for years.

  135. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    When does the 4 year period start. Is it rolling or fixed. I thought from some comment I read that we are in a 2016 to 2020 window.

    All of our stars retired at once. Jed may not be pressured for a good while.

  136. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NJ. At the bottom of your article any penalty of over-stinginess just gets split among the players on the roster.

    No biggie, no deterrence. But no incentive for GM’s to game the system either, to their benefit.

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    “The rule does not apply to a singular season for teams, but applies to an aggregate total over the course of four seasons. Specifically through the course of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. This means the team must hit the mark by the time the league rolls into the 2017 year, so March of 2017”.

    Gotta wonder if the math played into the decisions by some to run early?
    It’s all smoke and mirrors with these Contract terms anyway.
    Few ever see the entire Contract paid out.

  138. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Guys like Brady for instance, just restructure to free up money for other deals.
    Tannenbaum while with the NYJ guaranteed all sorts of Contracts while he was there.
    He left them hog tied.
    Paraag at least has some MBA credentials worthy of his talents to Contract negotiations.
    How that got him into quasi-GM assignments still leaves me scratching my nuts.

  139. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Any penalty is distributed to players, all 53 on a roster. Then it follows 2016 to 2020? Am not going to read the article for that. Little impact, so no deterrence.

    Gets us back to football coaches and players.

  140. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Which is where it should be.
    Hopefully Chip and Baalke can coexist long enough to get this crapstorm back on the rails.

  141. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    All I want for Christmas is #1 or #2 in the 2017 draft. Then negotiate a draft bounty with next year’s snish (Les Snead and Geoff Fisher off the Rams).

  142. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I have no problem going with a youth movement.
    So long as they play to win every week.
    That’s on Coaching.
    Eddie spent lavishly, pre-Cap of course.
    But, the guys appreciated that approach.
    Well paid, well supported, paid dividends in the end.
    Jed plays the Eddie Legacy Card but, is still a cheapskate.
    Whats wrong with that comparison?
    Players don’t respect the Owner now as they did when Eddie ran the show.
    If I were Jed, I’d stay in the Ivory Tower and play dead.

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m with Phil thus far concerning expectations.
    Having nothing to go on right now, the high-water mark based on schedule alone is 6 for me as well.
    Low tide?
    Likely 4 with just a little bit of luck.
    All TBD as we assemble the pieces…

  144. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jed burned his bridges with the players. Players and their agents did not even bother picking up the phone and dialing TB.

    Maybe that is why he got so ridiculously anal with AD. All of his character flaws focused on poor AD.

  145. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I just want to see how much effort Kaep puts into taking his starting job away from Gabbert.
    He played the injury card last year to account for his benching.
    If he’s truly a leader, he’ll come gunning for Gabbert not only on the field, but in the classroom as well.
    Which is something Romanowski clearly brought to light regarding preparedness last year.

  146. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Of all the things that burned my A$$ following the Harbaugh implosion, it was how Baalke pursued Gase.
    Right move at that time IMO.
    He needed Offense.
    Kaep needed guidance as well.
    How those efforts got overruled is beyond me.
    If this sort of practice continues, we might as well look for a Robo-GM next.
    I still don’t think Baalke has much say in what goes on with this roster.
    He appears to be an empty suit in this Ownership structure.
    The football guy being manipulated by the Business Minions?
    Who does that?
    Don’t answer.
    We already know.

  147. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    No injury card. He embarrassed himself out of a job. The 11 Rams in a box with both wide receivers open to the right and left. He lost his teammates then.

    Regarding the classroom, coaching and film review does not compute with him. Cannot assimilate it all. He is not mentally capable.


  148. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy told us all to buy a case of whatever that numbs us at Costco. Wise advice.

    Phuck you Jed.

  149. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’ll see how he handles it soon enough.
    Nessa, the playbook, the injuries, whatever it was, he’s got some ‘splainin to do if he has any ideas about cashing in on his deal.
    Put up..or shut up.

  150. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Basing any conclusions of players, GM value off last year or two is not going to be very accurate given the royal meltdown. Yes we know a few things about GM and drafting, Kap and playing QB but only under dire circumstances. Now we have a different, calmer era without the drama so giving ourselves this season to draw conclusions about GM and QB is wise. We are going to know a hell of a lot more about these at the end of the 2016 season, the first in the Era of Chip. I assume York, Marathe are suitably chastened with their follies and the GM will stick to his duties letting the HC just coach. True we are trying to dig ourselves out of a yuuuge hole, rebuilding with a young team but this season will tell us really all we need to know about Kaepernick and Balkey. Last chance to prove their worth me thinks.

  151. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Indeed Phil.
    May the Meddling Minions vacate the football related duties and, allow the HC/GM and Coaching Staff the elbow room they need to right the ship.


  152. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Me thinks they’ve been meddling long enough 😀

  153. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another negative story about Kap


    If true No Bueno.

  154. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, saw that yesterday also but left it alone.

  155. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Is that the right URL Bullit? Kap might get traded to Broncos, Browns, Jets? Old news already

  156. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Draymond Green of Dubs arrested for slapping a heckler in MI. Man lives fast doesn’t he? Needs a bodyguard to keep the hecklers off. Slapping? Hell he’s more dangerous on the court. Who is more impulsive Green or Kap on Twitter?

  157. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Turns out that is an ad made to look like a news story on Yahoo.
    It is an ad for the supplement of all things.
    The tipoff is the fine print at the bottom saying it’s a sponsored link.

    Story is now for laughs only.

  158. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The latest on the racist from PFT:

    “We have spoken to Isaiah regarding his extremely disturbing and unacceptable social media decision,” the team’s statement said. “It was completely inappropriate and we have made him aware of our high level of disappointment. Isaiah has apologized but also knows that just an apology is insufficient and that he must take steps to make a positive difference after a very negative and impactful post.”

    Translation: The Browns are embarrassed and angry with Crowell, and as soon as all the decision makers gather from their vacations and have a chance to really talk about the situation, they’ll decide how to handle things.

  159. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just long enough for everything to die down Bakkentom.
    That’s the translation I took from the ‘vacation’ angle.
    If it really mattered to them from a PR perspective, vacation or not, there are ways to conduct conference calls in this day, and age.

  160. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Heck, Johnny Goofball coverage is practically done in real-time.
    You’d think they would welcome the diversion?

  161. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Wheeeeere’s Johnny?

  162. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What will the Browns FO do now? A lot of people are going to have to decide if they are for or against Police or for or against their attackers. No brainer to me. The Browns may be a little slow to realize their fans, hence income, will not support anti-social violence. Slam their perpetrator inciter. Send an appropriate message = “Racist hate and violence will not be tolerated”. Live with the consequences all of them.

    Kaepernick should watch the inciting too.

  163. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Who is the face of their franchise now. Their leaders left in FA, outside of LT Joe Thomas. FO needs to put a good face on their franchise.

    That was a terrible viewpoint to express. He advocated white cop killing, the medieval butcher way. A racist hater. Helter skelter.

    FO needs to make a statement. He is gone.

  164. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Boycott these teams and performers (Like Beyonce at Levis, SB) who use their fame and position to incite Racist, violent hatred towards others. This actually works. We will see more of this as the desperate haters ratchet up their game. As sports fans ONE organized boycott of one team or one sport ONE time will shut them down.

    Is Kaepernick a racist?

  165. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We have our work cut out for us. CLE Desmond Bryant 3-4 DE out for year with torn pec muscle. A key to their D.

  166. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Tom “our work” will be to lose more games than Cleveland? How can this be a good thing? I bet we don’t. Dead last in the league holds no appeal for this Niner fan

  167. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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

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