Hello Goodbye

One by one, the 49er staff assembled during the Mike Nolan era is being dismantled. This wouldn’t be terribly newsworthy if the team hadn’t rudely spent this past week concocting no news at all.

Whatever the various skills of these subliminal coaches, winning football games was not the result of their efforts here. Still, it is comforting that none of the departing gents is signing on for a new job with anybody in the NFC West. If Pete Carroll was not involved in the playoffs now, I’m sure he would have tried to fetch at least one of them. Poacher.

There was a bit of nervousness when our DC Greg Manusky was interviewing for the same gig in Arizona, but late yesterday it leaked out that he would be returning to the Chargers, where he coached before signing up with Nolan in 2006. Manusky, of all the 49er coaches during this dismal era, had the most visible success. He knows the players on our team better than probably anyone, so it’s nice that this knowledge will not end up helping a division rival whip our ass next year.

Leslie Frazier, the newly anointed head coach of the Vikings, has reportedly offered his old buddy Mike Singletary a job as LB coach. It will be interesting to see if Singletary takes the job. There wouldn’t be much point in it, unless the big guy realizes that the only way back to the head coaching level in the NFL is for him to study the game a bit. Get some X and O skills. Look up QB in the dictionary. By the time he finished his studies, though, he’d be eligible for Social Security benefits. Not a promising road to travel. His failure in San Franicsco was a bit of an epic plooooofff. I don’t think Mike has it in him to humbly pay his dues. All the humility he had in his piggy bank was used up being LB coach in Baltimore and here with the Niners. I seriously doubt he’ll ever coach anything anywhere again. His notion that he was anointed to be a head coach appears to be a misguided dousing not from above, but from behind the menacing eyeballs that have distinguished his sojourn on earth.

In St. Louis this past week, the long tenured equipment manager was fired. Apparently, managing the Rams equipment had been in this fellow’s family for forty or fifty years. [I am not making this up] Fans were outraged. Then it began to leak out that this guy had been criticizing HC Steve Spagnuolo’s militaristic pettiness in matters relating to equipment managing. Stuff like how fast he loaded the crap onto the plane. How he hung the pictures in the locker room. Etc. Equipment managing has a much broader scope than I had ever imagined.

Welllll, nooo wonder he was canned! It’s common for the coastal tribes of American civilization to assume that not much happens in the Mid West sectors of the country. This little St. Louis drama did nothing to dispel that notion. Unless this is the tip of the iceberg in a growing disenchantment by the Ram players with their Head Coach’s anal methods of leadership. I’ll put this item in the file for future reference. In case a Ram player gets caught wearing two left shoes in a game next year.

Stanford made its Head Coach choice Thursday, so Jim Harbaugh can now make his choices for our next OC and DC. Most likely today, a few minutes after I have gone to press. Thanks, Jim. Obviously, the existence of an Outsider knothole has not yet come to Mr. Harbaugh’s attention. I shall have to enlist Berger to write a letter that will never be mailed which explains this fact of fandom.

As for this weekend, I have decided to root for the Bears. I’ve come to kind of like old Mad Mike Martz. He’s a screwball and that’s okay in my book. Let’s go Mike. Lay fifty on that jackass face in Seattle.

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15 comments on “Hello Goodbye
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Nolan and all his former coaches got together, sans Turner and Martz, in a klatsch they would not know what a QB was if he was being pointed out to them on film. But I’m sure they would watch film to make half time adjustments in time for the next game.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- I sent that letter. I sent 6 to Nolan and 3 to Sing. I sent letters until I just wanted them fired. At that point, no more letters. I would usually think the letters were read by Nolan and not by Sing, but obviously there was no way of knowing. Every time I sent Nolan letter he would talk about the very same topic to the media a week later. I’m not so sure Sing reads. Anyway, in hindsight, I think the letters were more for me to read than them. LOL! I doubt I’ll be sending any letters to Harbaugh. But you never know, I can be a bit proactive sometimes.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s hope your letter writing will not be necessary in the coming years.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It was only necessary for my own sanity. If they ever got read it was obvious they had no affect. OR, the other way to look at it, they had much effect and cost two coaches their jobs! LOL!

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Roman signs on as OC. No surprise there.

  6. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Off topic: Is it just me, or does Robert Kraft sound like he has a bubble in his throat that he can’t clear?

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Time to go outside and play, Franchise. It’s bad enough listening to the head fleebs of the Niners, let alone the decayed matter that owns other teams.

  8. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder what’s keeping the Fangio announcement as DC? And I guess he brings along Brian Polian for the ST. At least you know he comes from good stock.

  9. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Fangio announced as the DC for 9ers, yay

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Matty Ice is now Matty Ice Pick!

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger you mentioned in Skeebs’ last thread that you had no idea who Robert Sands was?

    I mentioned him to you several months back as the Safety I’d consider from WVU.

    He’s a big dude, maybe 6’5″?
    Runs and hits and, he and TMays might make the tallest Safety Tandem in the League were we to Draft him.

    I for one love the kid. He can play for me.

  12. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, Berger mentioned the named Kenrick Ellis to me yesterday. Anything you can tell me about the big NT from Hampton. Where he might be projected? Thanks.
    Berger, something tells me your spirituel side wasn’t on display yesterday at Repo Ed’s house. Don’t feel bad, my sophistication and grace goes out the window when alcohol is involved as well. That is of course if you consider what I display sober to be sophistication and grace in the first place.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Down goes Brady! Down goes Belicheat! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis, Kenrick Ellis, by most sites I’ve investigated, have him as a 3rd/4th Rd Grade right now.

    A little bit of a question about his motor, but he’s got the size you love for the NT position.

    Other guys I like, Phil Taylor from Baylor, he may actually be graded in Rd 2, Jurrell Casey/USC, also a 2nd/3rd projection.

    I love Fairley as my No. 1 pick, but he’s likely gone Top 5.

    Give me Prince at 7 or a DE right now. No to the QB at 7.

    This Draft class should solidify our 3-4 needs.

    Gotta get the 5-Technique DE somewhere, maybe 1 early 1 late along with 1 of these NTs.

  15. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Someone give Shonn Greene a golden globe for his 4th quarter touchdown celebration.

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