Here Comes the Judge

Two days till the 49ers open the 2011 season at home against the Seattle Seahawks. But a virtual Iron Curtain has been erected around 4949 Centennial Blvd. by new coach Jim Harbaugh and nobody has any idea what kind of offense or defense we will be seeing on Sunday.

The useless defensive secondary from last year has been entirely replaced for this opening game, with three FAs starting along with a guy who wasn’t a starter last year. We’ll also have a new starter at ILB, at LOLB, at LDE, and a position change at NT. Put another way, only three players will be occupying the same starting position on defense as last year — Patrick Willis, Parys Haralson, and Justin Smith.

Now that I’ve put it that way, it makes me nervous. We could see a lot of camera shots of two guys looking at each other after a ridiculous dent has occurred against them, shrugging and doing the old “I thought you were …”

The offense has virtually the same cast as last year, with only a new guy at center and, sooner or later, at wide receiver. But there’s another new offensive system in place and we might see the receiver going one way and the pass going the other all too often in the early games. What we will definitely not see is the kind of well oiled machine trotted out Thursday night by both the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

The Seahawks are not reputed to be a juggernaut offensively or defensively, so this game is winnable for our guys, even if there are some growing pains involved. It’s a bit of a GPS game for the 49ers, since it’s a home game against a division foe. A loss here would make the season look like a long brutal affair ahead. A win, especially a decisive one, would give some hope of getting to the bye week with a winning record and a shot at the division title.

This game is important for style points, too. 49er fans have a massive crush on Harbaugh going into the season. One loss is not going to completely turn off the faithful, but a loss accomplished by a non-interesting offensive show, the kind we have grown accustomed to puking over the past six years, would definitely leave some first date scars.

A loss Sunday would also expose Harbaugh to some brutal and cynical questions from the edgy beat writers who are less than pleased with the news blackout that has been installed at team HQ. These guys don’t like being Outsiders. How Harbaugh handles tough questions after a loss is always a GPS indicator for fans, but we sincerely hope not to have this critical moment occur after the very first stinking game.

When your team has been lousy for eight years, a sizeable throng of boo birds tend to collect in the stadium rafters. A loss Sunday will bring them swooping down onto the field with a vengeance. A loss that is accomplished because Alex Smith throws three interceptions and limps in with a QBR of 29.2 would make the blogarena look like a scene out of The Birds.

So it’s two more days to bask in the Wow We Signed Jim Harbaugh glow. Soak it up, guys. Come Sunday, reality arrives and there better be gold in them thar hills. Or at least a few shiny, hopeful nuggets. Go Niners!!!

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  1. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    We’ve heard that things have been pretty ‘vanilla’…that Harbaugh doesnt want to show much during the pre-season. Well it’s been head and shoulders above the last few years already…i really cant visualize Gore up the middle on 1st and 2nd down …then deep post patterns on 3rd and long ….on our first 6 – 8 possessions (or down by 20+ points which ever comes first)..the only real concern i have is if Alex can come out and have a least a decent, workman like game…no INT’s …please!!!

  2. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yea…and O-Line …BLOCK!!!

  3. robNo Gravatar says:

    two days until

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I guess it is chichi to dote about the new coach. Let us hope we are feeling this way at the break.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I have to warn you guys about something. I just got this email this morning and wanted to pass it along:
    When you drink Vodka over ice, it can give you kidney failure,
    When you drink Rum over ice, it can give you liver failure,
    When you drink whiskey over ice, it can give you heart problems,
    When you drink Gin over ice, it can give you brain problems.
    Apparently, ice is really bad for you.
    Warn all your friends

  6. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    hahahaha…thats good Berger…so i drink blended Margaritas (AKA: slurpees for adults) cause i only get a brain freeze

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, at this point the thrill is still alive and the reality of the situation hasn’t set in yet. After watching GB’s and NO’s D’s last night I thought maybe we have a chance to really do something this year. What I did see were two very good OL’s and what a difference a good QB can make.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I left a response for you on the last thread.

  9. robNo Gravatar says:

    uh oh !
    NOFEAR might be right there about alex !
    imo as long as we threw out the first pick in the draft on smith (and gosh for some reason i can’t quite remember who’s idea that was ) why not try him out with a real coaching staff ?
    maybe some of those “fundamental requirements” can be helped with good coaching ?

    oh well , i guess we might have to say it !
    maybe both nolan AND smith were big mistakes ???

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m willing to evaluate Alex at midseason, on THIS year’s offensive production, and this year’s coaching.
    That said, you’ve got to put Pollyanna to shame to have no doubts here. I *hope* Alex plays better, and as there is no one else of consequence, I’m willing to give him his shot. But I’m hardly going to go all in with the family farm here, at least until we see some radical on the field progress. By keeping expectations limited, I hope to not be too disappointed. Anything more than .500ish this year is asking for the devil’s own luck, IMO.

  11. allforfunnplayNo Gravatar says:

    we’ve heard this for years but if Harbaugh’s run game can be established, it can take the heat off of Alex. We heard this during the Nolan and Singletary years. But the difference is that the Raye/Sing offense was so predictable that despite some misleading statistics the Niner’s run game was really pretty bad (the Seahawks and Rams games always boosted the stats). Can anyone think of a game (other than against an NFC West Team or maybe the Lions where the run game was dominant enough to allow the team to pass? I can’t.

    I’m not saying this would be a cure all for Alex Smith’s accuracy and happy feat problems (though some of that looked better in the presason). But I think an established rushing attack where the defense isn’t primed to blitz the QB 24/7 wouldn’t bring out so many of Smith’s problems.

  12. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    The problem isn’t the run game. It’s the lack of ability to establish a medium to long range passing attack. Singletary refused to even try to establish it. His idea was overpower at the point of attack. The problem being, no matter how hard you try, 6 against 9 NEVER works. Barring maybe 5 runs that Gore broke for long gains.
    Never even attempting long passes means the defense can crowd the line. This includes the safeties. When you have all 11 defenders within 9 yards of the line of scrimmage, bubble screens aren’t going to work. 2-step WR routes aren’t going to work. And RUNS UP THE MIDDLE AREN’T GOING TO WORK.
    This is basic shit that Singletary never grasped. And it is what led to his downfall.
    For this offense to do anything, and at HAS done good shit in spurts, is to go hurry-up at times, and spread the formations. Harbaugh is good at giving different looks, and disguising intent, so he’s worlds ahead of Nolantary. The hope is that Smith can keep it together and hit the mid-range passes. THIS will take the pressure off him, and get the safeties out of the box.

  13. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    And it doesn’t mean these guys need to run 80% spread offense. Just hit a few 15-20 yard passes early. SHOW the defense that the possibility exists that you can hit Braylon Edwards across the middle, or VD on a deep seam route.

  14. allforfunnplayNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, it’s not that they didn’t try long and intermediate passes plays. In fact most of the patterns that the Wide Outs and Davis ran were intermediate to deep (for some reason they thought Crabtree was a burner and kept sending him on 9/go routes). But when you draft a bunch of phone booth brawler types (with the exception of Staley)designed to move the defense for 3 yard runs, those 5 and 7 step drops get the QB killed because of lack of pass protection skills by the O-line. This causes happy feet Smith to take a sack, run to his right and throw a pick. The other solution was dump off the ball, run a smoke route or a bubble screen. The problem was that the other teams knew the Niners couldn’t pass block and that Smith (and the OC) couldn’t make the pre-snap reads and adjustments, so they sat on the short stuff and charged all of the gaps. Meanwhile the Raye/Sing Offense never really did much to help the receivers get open. It was basically up the the receivers to get open on their own and rely on the defense keying on the run game (which was never established). Play-Action doesn’t really work if the defense is already in the backfield and can choose to tackle the running back or the QB at the hand off. Routes in the Sing/Ray offense were never designed to feed off of each other, to get one guy open by clearing out coverages…it was entirely up the individual player to get open.

    So what I’m saying is the opposite of what you said. That it was the run game that opens up the intermediate and deep routes. If the Niners have an INTELLIGENT run game and an INTELLIGENT passing game that can compliment each other, maybe it can improve or at least mask some of Smith’s problems.

    If the defense has 8 in the box,you can still run against if you can identify the type of defense or where they’re coming from (blitz, man, zone). You simply run where they aren’t (a concept Singletary never understood). That’s why the unbalanced formations and motion work. It helps to identify the defense. You can choose to run with your strength on the heavy side or or be deceptive and run to the lite side. You can do this with 8 men in the box. The advantage is that you get to shift them around to where you want and pick the most advantageous match up or build upon that play with either a deceptive counter or a pass play. Or you could line up in a tight I formation and with Morgan tight and acting as a blocker and run it up the middle.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome to the site, AFFP. Hope the avatar god has not bestowed upon you an avatar that’s too giddy.

  16. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    AFFN, the only time the Niners ran play action was on 3rd and 12 . . .

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    AFFP, run where they ain’t???!!! Dad gum it, we’re not here to fool anyone! Just keep running it, Jimmy, the smell will come! Or mebbe the rat! Dad gum it, who stole my pants! Oh there they are, around mah ankles! What was I saying? RUN THE DAD GUM BALL!!!”
    “Huh? What do you mean, it’s fourth down again?”


  18. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    AFFN, play calling is what killed Sing. Two runs up the middle followed by a 7 step drop slow-developing pass play = disaster 95% of the time. The offense was a self-immolating pile of shit.
    You don’t establish the passing game on 3rd down. This was their strategy. They would open the game going up-tempo, and then throttle it back the rest of the day. Whether it worked or not. The Niners were actually fairly successful on their opening drives. The rest of the game? Nope.
    Inconcievable to me how there were times that they were successful running the hurry-up, and they’d ignore it the rest of the game. Same with passing out of spread formations. Shit would work, and they’d back off. back into the shell. No flow. No consistency. No attack mode.
    Fu** it. Those days are gone. I’m hoping for some fair to good offense.

  19. allforfunnplayNo Gravatar says:

    play calling X’s and O’s are all connected. I’m going to take your side of the discussion. Remember the few games in 2009 when Alex became the starter again…Raye had no choice but to open up the offense and play to Smith’s strengths. We saw more shotgun formations etc… Again last year during hurry up mode we saw the spread shotgun attack…and the best and most consistent running came from Alex consistently audibling at the line of scrimmage to draw plays to Gore when he saw the defense set up to defend the spread personnel and deeper passes.

    But the Niners can’t sustain that with the O-line that they have. If they became a pass first spread offense, eventually they’d be killed by their lack of pass protection. But we do know that a more open offense worked. But what can you do if your phone booth blockers can’t pass protect for 5 and 7 step drops? As you said the problem was the Pop Warner running game that consistently got shutdown and created 2nd and long and 3rd and long. Just a well executed slant play on 1st down would have helped, even if it went only for 4 yards (because of so many defenders close to the line of scrimmage), I’d take 2nd and 6 over 3rd and 10 any day. Zero and negative 1st down plays killed the Niners.

  20. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, yeah. We’re on the same page. The thing is, they rarely got creative unless they were down big and forced to dothings different. And it infuriated ne to no end. Because they HAD the team to be at least decent 2 years ago. And last year.
    Then again, you come back to Clements’ fumble last year. He falls down, do the Niners win the division? They very well could have. Although with the extra pressure, I’m sure they would have blown a later game that they won. So, in the end, not reaching the playoffs and getting rid of Singlebraincell and Jimmy-Hat was the just outcome of this latest debacle.

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Excellent obfuscation on your 11:26 AM post. You are really good at that. If your job in the military wasn’t propaganda campaigns it should have been.

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Scott Tolzien is the best QB on our roster. How sad is that?

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- It is like the other day. I’m not feeling so good about things. I called the suicide hot line. I got routed to somewhere in the Middle East. They got all excited and asked if I can drive a truck! I think I was being recruited into the Pakistani military?

  24. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Take my life. Please . . .

  25. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Suicide hotline? Hell that’s my department. I did get a call the other day from some hungover guy in Reno. Couldn’t understand much of what he said (funny American accent)so I pretended we were looking for truck drivers. How’s my accent?
    Win or lose it’s going to be velly interesting to hear you guys break down the offense. Was it the run or the pass that opened things up first (on our 6 scoring drives)?

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners spank the Seahawks tomorrow
    Gore 128 yds 1 td
    Unamed QB 239 yds 2 td
    V Davis 68 yds 1 td
    B Edwards 71 yds 1 td

    Niners go 9-7 this year

  27. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice bullit. Love it. Yeah I almost dare to hope! Sheeeit…

  28. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    New cast on defense, same cast on offense. Both make me uneasy. I wish I could be waxing optimistic but I feel somehow locked in a once burned, twice shy mode. Or is that twice burned, thrice shy? Whatever. The saving grace as I eagerly await the new season is quite simply put:
    We have Harbaugh. Singletary is gone. Praise be to the baby jesus.

  29. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Unca & AFFN: — My wife, who I’m pretty sure never played or coached football, could always tell it was a run, and noticed they always seemed to run to the same place. I never knew she had defensive coordinator skills.
    I’ve expressed my thoughts on AS ad nauseum. That subject will, I truly believe, finally play out the last chapter this year. The OL, and these run-maulers capacity to pass protect, has now become my number one concern. Previous number one was actually not AS, it was MS, bulging his eyes out at a Viking LB near you.
    My point on the OL is that despite running out of varied formations and completing quick passes in our WCO 2.0, eventually games will be decided on their ability to pass protect a deeper drop back (and of course our QB’s ability to deliver an accurate pass). My concerns over the defense are trumped by needing to see this happen after missing in action for the better part of the last decade.

    I think we’ll win tomorrow. I think the passing game will be ugly, on both sides. I don’t see either qb sniffing 200 yards. Akers hits 3 FG’s, Gore scores once, our ST gets a TD, and we win 23-17

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t stand truly stupid questions and this was asked on SF Gate

    “Curious, does anyone know if Sydney rice is officially out for Sunday? People are posting on that he is, as if it’s a forgone conclusion. Same for Gallery. Last I heard both were listed as “doubtful’.”

    Then he follows up with this
    “Actually, lol, we are just playing a very bad football team and at best we do what we should and win a gimme… worst it’s a loss and beginning of disaster.”

    The second comment is saying the 49ers will either win or lose tomorrow. Duh???

    This poster claimed he played college football and was a QB.
    So how are these questions and comments possible?

  31. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Nate Solder might be starting in NE. He is the LT from Colorado the Aldon Smith schooled two years ago.

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sitting on the side of the road waiting to catch speeding drivers, a Massachusetts state trooper sees a car puttering along at 24 mph. He thinks to himself, “This driver is as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
    Approaching the car, he notices that there are five elderly ladies – two in the front seat and three in the back, wide-eyed and white as ghosts.
    The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “Officer, I don’t understand. I was going the exact speed limit. What seems to be the problem?”
    The trooper trying to contain a chuckle, explains to her that 24 was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
    “But before you go, Ma’am, I have to ask … is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken.”
    “Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute, officer. We just got off Route 108.”

  33. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, that was the biggest problem Barley. Telegraphing 90% of our plays.

  34. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle is a horrible team that is banged up and believe it or not, actually has a worse QB than we do. If we don’t beat the Seahawks, I’ll root for the Cowboys in Week 2. Hell, I might do that anyway since I have Tony Romo on both my fantasy teams.
    How bout dem Cowboys!

  35. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Say it ain’t so dennis.

  36. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I got Romo on a few teams too and I hope he breaks his leg.

  37. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, I hate the Cowboys almost as much as I hate Alex Smith. Almost.

  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I hope Alex throws for 4 TDs and Romo throws for 4 ints.
    I don’t wish for injuries unless they vote Democrat,LOL! Just kidding, that was for Unca and bullit!
    Having said that, Romo breaking his leg would not make me sad.

  39. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, Alex Smith should have been gone years ago, but we are stuck with Dallas forever. If San Jose is the armpit of the world then
    Dallas is the Butt….

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’d rather have Alex Smith over Tony Romo any day, you betcha!

  41. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “I’d rather have Alex Smith over Tony Romo any day, you betcha!”

    Berger, that best be a joke. Otherwise, I’m not laughing. If you think Alex is a better QB than Romo, well…I’m gonna call your ass early in the mornin’ tomorrow and set your’s ass straight.

    Tony Romo has, and will continue to put Alex Smith to shame as an NFL QB. Berger, you got to be kidding me…?

  42. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You got to be kidding me???

  43. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    NO. F. This shit now.
    I’m calling your dumbass posthaste.

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I would rather have Alex Smith over Tony Romo.

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll be up and about around 7:00 AM. Usually around 5:30 to 6:00, but I’ve been drinking tonight. When you call, please start the confab with F-you! I’ll need the laugh!

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The bellwether that tells me Dallas will suck is Romo is the QB.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Straw Hat has a 5.99 buffet. That is worth more than Romo. Only a fool would draft Romo in a fantasy league. I’m sure you didn’t do that, right?

  48. robNo Gravatar says:

    berger and del

    you guys still awake ?

  49. robNo Gravatar says:

    it’s 3:30 my time !
    just got up … oops maybe because i’m drinkin that yummy vodka ! it’s cheap stuff , but WAY good !

  50. robNo Gravatar says:

    i hope we just run nothing but sloppy plays up the middle

  51. robNo Gravatar says:

    r u fun and adventurous ?

    if so , gimme a call !

    if not don’t

  52. robNo Gravatar says:

    gameday is soooooooooo close !!!

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 2011 starts today! With guarded hope I wish to be relevant in January.
    I will don my favorite shirt today
    my Got Five with the hope of replacing it after this year with Got Six.
    If you can find this shirt you ought to buy it. It is really really cool if you love the Niners.

    Not that easy to find, I bought mine five years ago but I treasure it and Raider fans hate it.
    Any GO NINERS! Kick some Seahawk and Pete Carroll butt!

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Those 10 years have gone by fast.
    Please take a moment today to reflect and remember those people who perished at the hands of America’s enemies cowardly acts.

    God Bless America! GO NINERS!

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I DEMAND a victory today. I can’t handle 8 months of optimism and hope squashed like a bug by the useless Seahawks, a loss that would hang over the season like a putrid stench. Not to mention my 11-5 going right out the window on opening day.

  56. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Just a reminder (unless your name is Rob) to set your FF roster for today.
    Go Tony Romo!

  57. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    As for our Niner game today, I have only one wish: I want to see Scott Tolzien at QB by the 3rd quarter.

  58. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Every year I keep hearing how talented the Cowboys are. So let’s see, Romo has how many playoff wins? One. Exactly one. Next.

  59. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And just how many playoff wins does Alex have?
    That’s what I thought. NEXT!

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners have exactly been mistaken for a team with talent. Just bad coaching. Next.

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, I meant to say, “The Niners haven’t exactly been mistaken for a team wsith talent”.

  62. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    UPOTD (Upset Pick of the Day) RAMS over the Eagles.
    I coulda taken my Cowboys over the Jets, but then you guys would call me a homer.

  63. robNo Gravatar says:


    “And just how many playoff wins does Alex have?
    That’s what I thought. NEXT!”

    only DEL could turn berger’s cowboy hate into a referendum on our boi alex !


    got any issues there buddy ?


  64. robNo Gravatar says:

    are your upsets vs. the spread (no doubt )? because if they’re not you better not put any money on those !

    and btw jeff gordon is the man to beat today in nascar !

  65. robNo Gravatar says:

    the bucs are on tv here , no lambs game !
    oh well , i hope those dingdongs lose , but of course how we do is the real deal !

    c u after the game !

  66. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I think the Kerry Collins experiment in Indy is over.
    Bring in Curtis Peter Paul Patrick Percy Petruchio Painter!

  67. robNo Gravatar says:


    i’ll keep my eye on these today

    from wiki …
    ” A Hot Route is a short emergency passing route in American Football used to escape a potential sack from a blitzing defense. They are similar in length to short routes found in the West Coast Offense.

    A hot route is usually an audible called by a quarterback when he gets to the line. Often a quarterback will read the defense prior to the play being initiated. If the quarterback believes a blitz is coming and there will not be enough time for the designed play to develop, the “Hot Route” is a route an eligible receiver will change from their original route, in order to give the quarterback a quick option, if the blitz comes. The quarterback will often signal to a receiver, when he reads the defense.”

  68. robNo Gravatar says:

    not sure you could call it excitement !

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a member of the all name team that plays for Philly
    Moise Fokou

    Almost a classic if he had a U instead of the first O

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I’m surprised your post didn’t get deleted for writing Fokou!

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams are dropping like flies.
    Bradford just went to the locker room with an arm or wrist inhury.
    They lost S jackson to a starined quad and Amendola to a dislocated elbow.
    They are now being buried by the Eagles.
    Biggest suprise of today so far is the beating the Steelers are taking. Ravens think they’re a big bass drum.

  72. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah good defense! Stopped 2 runs and a pass. Sheeeit, roughing the kicker… settle down guys!

  73. RufusNo Gravatar says:

    Niners making good yardage….on defense. Maybe they win by kicking FGs all day.

  74. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    HA, Bergs is gotta be smiling after the UQB has a great drive and runs it in for 6. Your fantasy QB too Bergs?

  75. RufusNo Gravatar says:

    The Ted Ginn show. Who needs a QB?

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think Unca_Chuck might be rethinking his strong desire to cut Ted Ginn.

  77. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    No kidding rufus, he’s our offense. Plus 4 sacks, oh yeah!

  78. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Rufus, you seem friendly today. What’s wrong?

  79. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    LOL Skeebs. Yeah I was thinking the same thing, glad we didn’t. Can’t teach speed, lord

  80. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Plus got a nice picture online so can actually watch this game. Got up at 4 AM for the kick off but this year one hell of a lot better result. Screw the ‘Hawks

  81. RufusNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, 11-5 is still safe, at least for another week. A win is a win.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It won’t be for long if the offense can’t play any better than that. It looked like last year’s fiasco.

  83. robNo Gravatar says:

    good game for an opener ! we looked better than we have in years !

  84. robNo Gravatar says:

    oooh i’m good !

    good game for an opener ! we looked better than we have in years !

    SEVEN things i was right about !

    1. ted ginn for a 5th was a good move
    2. sopoaga should have been on the nose !
    3. raymac is good !
    4. alex smith is better than people think !
    5. signing BRAYLON EDWARDS was a good move !
    #6 CARLOS ROGERS was an improvement at CB !
    #7 we’re weaker at lB without spikes and lawson !

  85. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The play calling has me worried. Alex was accurate and he usually had time to throw. Why didn’t we pass more? Oh well, we won, I shouldn’t bitch.

  86. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There certainly weren’t any super secret plays on display.

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Harbaugh closed all the practices not to hide our plays but to cover up how awful the team looked.

  88. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It’s good to win and I am so happy that we did. A little too much vanilla for me but as we’ve all been saying, this team is a work in progress. Overall our D was superb and very tough when needed to be. Good game for us.

  89. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m going to hope he held back his double super-secret offensive strategy for later in the season. Because if this is all there is… we’re going to be in trouble when we play better teams.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Romo looked like he was in the playoffs where he usually chokes. He single handedly lost that game for the ‘Boys.
    Is handedly a word? I guess it is now.

  91. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I saw Harbaugh call plays like this at Stanford. He does this sometimes. He’s also really good at adjusting and mixing things up. IMO, today’s play calling will get us beat next week.

  92. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Seems as though many think Alex missed Crabtree in the end zone. When Fox came back from the commercial they showed that if Alex waits for Crabs to come open he gets hit by Clemmons before he throws. The pass would never have been thrown and it would’ve been a sack, not a TD to Crabs.

  93. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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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