Meet Me In St. Louis

Last year, the St. Louis Rams recorded 53 sacks. This year, after four games, they have ONE! Uno potahto, baby!

DE Robert Quinn had 19 sacks last year. This year, ZERO! It must be that multi-million dollar contract upgrade he received in the offseason that took the edge off his play.

What the heck is happening with these guys? I checked their roster and no DEs or DTs are on the PUP or IR lists, so it’s the same bunch of guys who terrorized QBs last year. They even spent another first round pick this year on a D-line guy, DT Aaron Donald, and he has the one and only sack of the year. Wow. Kind of an unprecedented face plant.

Jeff Fisher is in his third year as HC, and despite the haul of draft picks from the Robert Griffin trade, the Rams are still wandering around in the awful as hell zone. Hopefully, their wandering will continue for at least one more week. If it continues to the end of the season, we may see Fisher take the long walk down the road.

Next week, guys on the PUP/NFI lists will be able to rejoin their teams. There’s a five week window to allow these guys to begin practicing with the team, and another three week window for the practicing player to be activated on the 53 man roster. Failure to meet either of these two deadlines means the player can’t play this year. The 49er candidates include Marcus Lattimore, Navorro Bowman, Garrett Celek, and four rookies.

Time to eyeball the roster for upcoming pink slips, when Lattimore, Bowman, and later on Aldon Smith and Glenn Dorsey get activated. Recently demoted Corey Lemonier? Nick Moody? Josh Johnson again? Rookie center Marcus Martin wil soon be ready to play, but he’s already on the roster. Dillon Farrell will likely go to the P-squad when Martin is ready. Some tough choices coming along.

The Rams will get one small break for this game. It won’t occur at the same time as the St. Louis Cardinals are playing the SF Giants. The baseball team will have left town and headed out to the Bay Area by game time. So there might be two or three St. Louis folks who will bother showing up to see the Rams get run over on Monday Night. It’s a guarantee that this baseball town will be talking baseball, not NFL football. Many probably think, by now, that the Rams aren’t even a real NFL team, but more of a non-baseball season comic interlude. Assuming they like black humor.

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219 comments on “Meet Me In St. Louis
  1. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners by 13

  2. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Someone over on blog X is willing to bet $100 Niners don’t make playoffs. Now that’s a negative nelly son. They grow them over there?

    Lord a-mighty.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I would say the Rams are in LA in the next year or two.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The guy is betting Monopoly money and a way for him to meet people in person which is creepy..
    Instead of money the bet should be to stop posting disappear into exile from that blog for a year.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- My examples of our bad play calling has been told here often. Some like you like to call out specific plays and I would if I recorded the games and re-watched them. I just watch the games and know what I see. The flow to our play calling lacks rhythm. We also do know exploit another teams weaknesses to the extent that I like. We also have not been very well schooled on the art of the hot read. Many say Kap needs to get the ball out quick but the WR has to read the hot route too. Phil Simms showed us this last game. I’ve been saying it for years. It is just basic football for those who know what they are watching. While Kap needs to improve he is not the main problem. The performance of the O-line pass pro has more to do with Kap’s performance than Kap’s decision making. I personally think that when considering the pressure Kap has been under this year he is doing about as well as any QB cold be doing. I think he is doing a great job. You saw how Tom Brady looked when the pressure came against KC. Kap definitely does better than Bready when they are under pressure. Brady does better than Kap when they aren’t. By the time Kap is a ten year pro he will be a much better QB too.

    I remember watching the Hostler offense and complaining I never saw one hot route all year. NoFear argued that my assessment was bullshit. The next year when Mike Martz was teaching hot reads the players were saying we did not run one hot route the previous year. This current offense does not run many hots. I don’t even see the WRs read them. I think most of our hot reads are actual called plays and not adjusted hot reads. That is part of bad situational football and part of my assessment of poor play calling. I think a good playcaller has an arsenal of adjusted play calls for when coming to the line and seeing certain situations presented. Our system for that is to call two plays and let it roll or kill. I would much rather see one play called with all of the players knowing what to adjust to when a defense presents a desired look. The way it looks now it seems the QB is the only one who adjusts and his options are severely limited by the two play call system. Our WRs look confused to me. That is poor play calling.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    To add to this, some I see a lot f teams regularly do is when a corner blitz comes, the player in that area (TE or WR) will simply run to the vacatd area and turn around for a quick pass.

    Not necessarily a hot read, but an adjustment to the corner blitz. If the blitzing teams doesn’t have their safety deep, this can be a big play. We do not run this play. I’ve never seen us even try this play as a response to a blitz. Our idea of reacting to a blitz seems to be for all WRs to go deep. In other words, they all turn their back to the QB. THere needs to be a trailer dragging acrouss the middle, or something.

    Seattle does this a lot. We rarely have outlets for Kappy. Some of the time he doesnt’ find them, but more often than not, there’s no one open to throw to.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If the blitzing team DOES have their safety deep . . .

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- You just gave the very definition of a hot read. Our solution to that is calling two plays in the huddle. By the time we get two plays called twice, once from the sideline and once in the huddle, and then get set to see which play to run, we have no time to audible to a hot read if we were even coached to do so. I’ve seen a couple hots from our offense but it seems to me that was just a play call from the sideline. We were running them against AZ but they started jumping the routes. We never adjusted to their adjustments. Then the blog experts blamed Kap when in reality the coach was the one who did not have an answer. IMO, that is poor play calling.

  9. winderNo Gravatar says:

    St. Louis will never give up the Rams, they already know what it’s like to lose a team. I think it will be the LA Raiders once again. At least that is what I would like to see. Fisher’s a hell of a coach and the reason they suck is because they can’t keep a QB on the field. By the end of the game their D is sucking wind. Sound familiar?

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Winder- If StL wants to keep the Rams they had better come up with some money to make the improvements on the stadium the Rams are demanding. I don’t think they will and the Rams can get out of their lease after this year. I think two teams will move. IMO the other will be the Raiders or the Chargers. My guess, the Raiders. The Raiders can get out of their lease after this year and the Chargers need to buy out theirs.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    James Laurinaitis of the Rams is saying Kap is no longer a one read QB. He says you can see him going to 3rd and 4th reads sometimes. Isn’t that what I’ve been saying? And to add to that I can guarantee if Kap was running the same offense we ran last year, which is what we often revert to in the red zone this year, he would still be a one read QB. This new offense has to learned by the players and coaches alike. It is just so much more functional than the Sardine Can Offense.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right ,Bergs. It’s simple adjustment this teams has not made in the face of a lot of pressure to their QB. It bothers me all the time.

    Just looking at the Seattle game last Monday, when Wilson breaks contain he buys time and his WRs actually HELP by trying to get in a position where Wilson can find them.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Similar to the play where Kappy found Gore all alone on the opposite side of the field. Not exactly the best place to throw, or to even be to catch a pass, but the receivers have to do a better job of breaking their routes when the pressure is on.

  14. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I guess this is where I’m expected to refute with “the numbers”…

    OK, I will. Kaepernick’s bad at throwing under ten yards. Kaeperick completed 6 of ten passes under blitz pressure against the Chiefs, one for a TD, and had his best QBR while being blitzed (135?). Someone must be getting open or schemed open.

    On the TD pass to Gore, Kaep broke left when Iupati’s man got by him. Lloyd(?) was already on the left sideline and the other three receivers (Boldin, Davis, Crabs?) out in the pattern broke left with Kaepernick and Gore, who released late as the dump off, was the only receiver who didn’t.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Keapernick is like Steve Young in 1991-93. He makes some spectacular plays, but there is so much he needs to learn. That mental aspect of it is a big reason he’s come up short in the playoffs so far. But the potential is there, *if* he can learn to play wihtin an offensive system and take what the defense gives him.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Grumpy. I see a lot of similarity in their games.

    NoFear, that’s my problem. Once routes break down, it mseem,s fairly rare that there’s an outlet for Kaepernick.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You mean like the ol’ Green Right Slot Spider 2 Y Banana?

  18. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Absolutely Grumpy Guy. He makes some of those impossible throws look easy and some easy ones look impossible. He’s slower to pull the ball down than he was but still too quick to go to that and once he does he’s keeping it no matter who is open downfield.

  19. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Berger et al,

    Great examples guys of our play calling issues, how these limit our O especially passing. Gotta do my homework there as yep I’m at the ‘breaking down the individual plays’ level.

    As NF, Grumpy and others said there are issues with Kaps development at this early point where he reminds us of “great one minute, not so much the next”. Like Steve Young who used to drive us nuts early in his Niner career. But you can’t coach potential, you can however develop it which is what Walsh did with SY and what we look forward to with Kaepernick.

  20. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I too think it will be the Raiders going to LA as St. Looie and Chargers are too important to their communities to let them go. Oakland has a history of letting a team get away however.

    First pro football game I went to was Raiders coming back to beat last minute Chargers in SD in ’69. Chargers QB was Johnny Unitas, Raiders, the AFC Champs that year had Daryle Lamonica.

    San Diego has already built one stadium to keep Chargers and will do it again. Already the Chargers are whining about “that’s our market (LA) so keep out”. That despite how many years of never exploiting said important market?

  21. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Actually Raiders won the AFL West Division in ’69 eventually losing to Hank Stram’s KC Chiefs in AFL Conference Championship.

    I’m no expert on da hated Raiders except for my perpetual disdain for ’em.

  22. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- That was not refuting. Just because I said Kap has been under siege does it mean he didn’t do well. Also, a blitz does not necessarily mean pressure. That is what we assume but I don’t assume anything. Being blitzed and being under pressure at the same time is an assumption without actually knowing the facts. If a blitz comes and gets picked up it is actually an easier situation for the QB than a regular 4 man rush because there are less men in coverage. Is that what happened in KC? I do not know. Kap has had a lot of pressure this year with 4 man rushes. That is what really kills a QB’s performance. With Aldon around the 49ers are great at that. It really fuels our defense. D-lines win championships. Now if we could just get a little offense to help the cause.

  23. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick has not, is not, and never will be a better QB than Russell Wilson.
    That’s just one of many problems our Niners will face while attempting to overtake Seattle’s supremacy in the NFC.

  24. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Not to mention Wilson doesn’t look like a goddamn fool while getting fined for wearing non-complacent headphones during his postgame press conference.

    Suit, tie and nattily attired. You people should try it sometime.

  25. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, not necessarily. The DT could flash the guard and then drop into coverage while the LB blitzes. Or the blitz pick up could have required an eligible receiver to stay out of the pattern reducing the number to cover.

    Anyway, yours is a fair point. But mine goes more to the notion that there are not “no options” when Kaepernick is blitzed.

    Dennis, I agree about the punk look Kaepernick seems to favor, but disagree about who may be the better QB given another year or two to develop.

  26. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    NF, that’s where I think you lose. “Given another year or two to develop.”

    1) Good luck Kap makes it that far given his penchant for running and our current OL play. The seconds are just ticking away until Kap lands on the meat wagon.
    2) Good luck to Kap having to be taught from a new HC and learning a new offensive system next year after Bo Schembechler Jr.™ returns to Michigan.
    3) Good to luck to you and every other goddamn Niner fan on God’s green earth even if 1 and 2 go in your favor. Even if Kap remains healthy and Harbaugh remains his HC…

    Wilson and Pete “Beats” Jimbo and Kap any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Bo Knows. Add me to the mix, and that makes it “Bose” knows who will be laying the beat-down for the foreseeable future.

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    1) Kaepernick’s the better athlete.
    2) Kaepernick’s the better arm.
    3) Kaepernick doesn’t have to roll out or find a lane to see the receivers down the field.

    If we’re talking ceiling, Kaepernick’s is higher. If we’re talking right now, I’d have to give the edge to Wilson, mostly for mental mechanics.

    Kaepernick may not develop for any number of reasons but I’m hoping he does.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    There is a problem here, NoFear and I are agreeing. I’ll add one more issue between Kap and Wilson. Wilson has much better play calling. The offense we are trying to install is already up and running in Seattle with coaches who are familiar with calling it.

    I will say Kap comes off a bit as a mature teenager or a young man on the right track while Wilson comes off as a mature man.

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Please explain what a non-complacent headphone is. My guess it is a headphone that is being used. Kap’s headphones were not being used, they were just sitting there around his neck. They looked complacent to me?

    My other guess is Kap got fined ten thousand dollars while probably picking up a million for wearing them.

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Dennis. Ted Bundy was quite the dresser. That’s how he hoodwinked all the women he tortured and killed. Good to know you are such a superficial weenie.

    Non-complacent headphones? Show me complacent headphones and I’ll show you loser headphones.

    The word is compliant. Try it some time.

  31. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Noah Webster just called. He’s not going to comply with my complacency.
    F you, Chuck. It was 1:40 in the morning. You’re lucky I even spelled the wrong word right.

  32. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Notwithstanding if Kap is compliant with NFL rules when it comes to headdress.
    Take off those goddamn headphones!

    BTW, Ted Bundy would have made a better HC than Jim Harbaugh. At least Ted saw things through and got the job done with the ultimate goal in mind.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger therein lies the problem regarding the lack of Hot Reads.
    Blitz and disrupt, simple as that.

    Who’s at fault there?
    Power Running Game Harbaugh?
    His OC Roman?
    WR Coach Johnnie Morton?

    Been my beef since Kaep replaced Alex.
    Bigger arm hasn’t changed the passing game all that much.
    Still predictable, still using Kaep’s wheels to defeat the broken pass attempts.

    I see the effort being made this year to improve it but, Kaep isn’t staying as patient in the pocket, or fails to keep his eyes down field when he does break from the pocket.

    Russell has that edge to him to keep a play alive longer than Kaep at this point.

    As for the headphones?
    Non-compliant is likely what Del was going for.
    Bose owns the communication contract now.
    Pay the NFL, you own the rights.
    Kaep looks ridiculous and is whoring for Dre Beats anyway.
    Look like an NFL pro QB, not a rap artist.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- So the receivers looking lost out there must be Kap’s fault too according to the tone of your post.

    When Wilson scrambles he has WRs breaking wide open. Kap does not often get that support. And if he doesn’t look downfield how did he find Gore across the field and Johnson for a TD? Simm’s telestrater showed Crabtree standing around on a broken play. When Kap started running his way he decided to start running. Seattle wouldn’t stand for their WRs standing around would they?

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger the tone of my post speaks to what is, or isn’t, being taught/practiced.

    No sight adjustments?
    Hot Reads?
    What’s a WR to do when the play breaks down?
    Coaching, coaching, coaching.

    I’m having serious doubts that our HC can get beyond a Power Running attack or implement a complimentary passing attack.

    Kaep might benefit from something as simple as a moving pocket.
    If our OLine can get comfortable with it of course.

    We have some serious issues with respect to the passing game.

    Kaep found Gore thankfully as a last ditch effort to make a play, as he was hemmed in and prevented from running.
    Teams will continue to scheme with pressure until we find a cure to break out and beat it.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It would sure help if the pass pro would start looking like something we could work with. It’s hard to call plays and QB when the line isn’t getting even a fair grade. IMO, some of the poor line play is on the play caller but most of it is on the line itself.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep has been asked to run as part of the Offense.
    If he’s ever going to succeed as a pocket passer don’t you think we’d benefit from a passing attack that involves a pocket scheme?

    Many factors contribute to plays breaking down.
    What jumps out to me is our inability to beat a blitz thus far.
    At the first sign of pressure, Kaep pulls down the ball and looks to escape.
    Call it gut reaction, not hard to understand.

    If they gave him something like a Hot Read, I’m sure we’ve got capable Vet WRs that could pull it off.

    Our timing sucks.
    Either it’s not practiced heavily enough or, they’re just not getting it Coached properly.

    We’ve discussed it pretty often, Kaep throws on a line.
    He’s got to develop a touch portion to his game.
    Screens and dump offs could easily thwart some of these pressure packages we’re seeing.

  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think this coaching staff needs to hire a passing game specialist like many teams do. They know how to run out of any formation.

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Andy Reid is one of the best spread play callers in the NFL and still hired a spread formation specialist this year. Don’t be afraid to learn.

  40. robNo Gravatar says:

    Nice post! Thx for pointing out the basebell angle! I’m even more confident now that we’ll be able to grab a W this week! !!

  41. robNo Gravatar says:

    Why don’t we ever roll out kaep

  42. robNo Gravatar says:

    I guess we’ll be keeping the davis brothers out for one more week! Both anthony AND vernon are ‘ questionable’ mon.

  43. robNo Gravatar says:

    Sure hope we can get past ST loo on the road this week, before we get them back!

  44. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Headline at Niners Nation:

    Vernon Davis on track to play Sunday

    Ah good then as the game is on Monday so he’ll have an even better chance of playing. Over here we have to track these pesky kick off times carefully then convert to local time. So Vernon will be ready to play @ 8:30 AM Tuesday over here? Nice.

  45. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As I mentioned last post in recapping 2 of the Niner FG drives the major problem was Player Execution in RZ resulting in more work for Dawson.

    Breakdowns by Kaep, Miller, Boone, Carrier resulted in poor plays or plays that despite good play calling failed to go the distance. Don’t want to read a bunch of statistical analysis? Look at the gifs put together by Davis Neumann.

    Voila, players making poor decisions, blowing assignments, missing blocks = bring in Dawson.

    Until I see far better play from Players on the O I will discount opinions that the coaches are responsible. Way too many mistakes on the field

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- We get to the red zone and the GIF says after two plays we decide to spread it out. Need I say more? When are you going to start understanding this. We go conservative Schembechler in the red zone. Period, end of story. The other GIFs you showed were all in Sardine Can formations. The mistake was made by choosing Greg Roman as the OC.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil there’s also the possibility that we over complicate things on Offense with all the motion and formation nonsense.
    Keep it simple stupid.

    Not so sure Roman is the problem either Berger.
    Harbaugh is the control freak of record.

    I’ve suggested that perhaps Baalke wanted Roman gone and Jim is covering for him?
    Who knows?

    There’s a pretty clear history of the Power Running game to date.
    Our issues revolve around opening things up.
    Getting more creative in the passing scheme.
    Promises have been made. Effort is visible.
    Results? Not so much thus far.

    As you suggest, Schembechler-esque results continue to take center stage.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco posted some interesting perspective from Rams LB Laurenitis regarding the predictability of Kaeps’ passing game.
    Suggesting he relied on the same options very often.

    Growing pains I’m sure, to some extent but, where’s the progress?
    At least they’re trying some crossing patterns with the TE and Stevie to date.
    If they could add some screen attempts to the mix we might see some better results in the Red Zone?

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The broken plays have been a problem for years, and it predates Harbaugh. Smith caught shit for rolling and throwing OB, but a lot of that was because we rarely had outlets for him to throw to. We still don’t. This offense can’t figure out how to hit a vacated are on a blitz. Kappy is also slow on some of his reads ion the red zone. The missed pass to Boldin last game shoul da have been thrown on the break and not after. I just don’t get why they cant scheme these guys to get open. Stevie Wonder got clean on a blatant push off. Go back to that.

    Getting VD back will help. Just want to see this team do MUCH better in the red zone. We’ve fixed a lot of these problems, but this is the last thing that needs to improve.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Here is the Laurinaitis article. Where did he say that is a current problem? Did I read it wrong. I think it says that is a problem he used to have. I commented on this earlier and even said if we still ran the same offense we ran last year he would still have the same problem. Unfortunately we still run this offense in the red zone and that is the problem. IMO, the coach is the problem, not the QB. His Schembachler tendencies are very strong. At least our coach is learning and getting some confidence between the 20s. Next, the red zone!

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck you and I have both cited the reliance on the 6-8yd out route.
    Kaep has the arm for the throws outside the numbers, something Alex couldn’t do religiously beyond 10 yards.

    What we need is Kaep to dial it down, throw the change up instead of the steady diet of fast balls.

    Can’t get more arm from Alex.
    We shouldn’t have a problem asking Kaep to find some way to pitch a screen or dump off should we?

    The more I watch, the more I’m convinced Jim just can’t help himself out of the power/conservative approach.

    This can’t all be on Roman?
    Can it?

    Be nice to see Kaep just lay a ball out to an area, lead a receiver to the spot.
    It’s a touch thing that’s missing IMO.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger the piece that stuck with me was the comment about the 7’s Kaep relied on.

    Laurinaitis suggested that it WAS easy to detect.
    I’m not against Kaep as much as I’m frustrated with the pace of other options being developed.

    That’s on Coaching.

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I just can’t figure out how an entire Training Camp, with additional weapons added, can’t produce something more productive.

    Giving credit where it’s due, we can see some effort to improve things.

    Be it execution, or lack of chemistry, at least we’re seeing Carrier, Bling and Stevie being utilized to date.

    Better than a constant diet of Vernon,Crabtree and Boldin I guess.

    Find an answer to the blitz packages and we might have something.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- If it is Roman it is Harbaugh. Thing is I like the way Harbaugh coaches QBs so until proven otherwise I’m blaming Roman.

    The idiot coach at USC finally started to make play calls that made sense. Obviously he was letting the OC call plays, finally. Being the Pac-12 homer that I am it actually pissed me off.

  55. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Miller jumping out of his hole exposing the RB to Hali is the fault of the Formation, Conservative play calling or Miller completely blowing his assignment? Kaep not seeing Vance McDonald breaking free in EZ while forcing an almost picked pass by an unseen safety while locked on to S Johnson is about the formation? Blown blocks by Carrier and Boone are GRos fault? Sailing a late pass over an open Boldin is about the play call?

    Right I see your evident point there fella = players execution is not to be considered. Good for you as they rate no mention. Makes it pretty simple, fine.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil there’s blame to pass around certainly.
    My beef is why, after 2+ years in the Harbaugh/Roman Offense, are simple things seeming so difficult?

    Harbaugh and Roman both admitted to having to simplify things.
    Mistakes can easily be magnified with too much wasted motion no?

    Hey, I’m happy to take the Wins, just asking if we could possibly look a little more in command doing it.
    Way too much drama and stumbling around at times.

    The KC game could easily have gotten away if not for a fake punt and a KC 12 men penalty.

  57. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, you’re pissin’ in the wind on this blog. It’s been determined what the team’s problems are based on unqualified opinion of the loudest voices and set in stone.

    We don’t need no stinkin’ facts here!

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And yes, Kaep does still lock onto a target far too often.
    That’s on Kaep.
    His eyes need to see all his options.
    Game still appears a little too fast for him at times.

    Let’s see how things go in StL Monday night.
    Guessing the crowd may not be as raucous as it would be in Seattle.
    Still have to contend with enemy territory to some extent, especially for a Primetime matchup.

    Hoping it turns out like it did in Dallas.
    9er fans buying in and tilting the home-field advantage would be nice.

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- I sense sarcasm. Obviously the execution is paramount. My point is better play calling makes it easier to execute. No players will ever execute perfectly. To expect that is folly, IMO. I’m not worried about the regular season, I’m worried about winning it all. I watch the play calling of Seattle and I just feel we are outcoached. Their QB scrambles and a WR is open. We scramble and Crabtree is standing there until the play comes his way. IMO, that is a product of the SCO and player expectations.

    Yes, there are exceptions to what I am saying, but what I am saying is generally true. Our offense is going in the right direction but for the coaches to change course this drastically in the off-season and not get an advisor to help is not the way to make the most efficient change. This oversight in getting help in the changeover is just slowing down our advancement into the offense of this decade. I’ve learned to live with it. Others just blame the QB. In the long run I am actually happy to see our coaches seeing the future.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Don’t get me wrong I’m as frustrated as the next guy over the slow progress on O. I do see progress on 3rd downs and our run game is good, very good. Integrating an intricate passing attack is going to take more time but not surprising considering neither Jimi, GRo or Kap ran it in college. We are far from consistent but great plays show the potential of this years passing attack. We have no choice but to wait and debate, lol

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- Kap ran a 3 WR attack n college. He had historical records.

  62. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I agree we certainly could/should use some specialized help in integrating the new passing scheme. It’s very complex and agree Berger we are out coached at the moment. Your example of Crabtree not getting open when play breaks down is spot on. Kap needs all the help he can get as does any QB. Part of the Hawks advantage is they’ve had the same system for 3 years and are quite familiar w/it. How was Lockette used here vs there? Coaching.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I hear ya Phil.
    Call me impatient.

    I’m seeing Alex dinking and dunking last week and thinking how easy it seemed to be, except for us.

    I keep thinking back to the hay day of the Troy Aikman Cowboys.

    They had the power game perfected, much as we do.
    Where we continue to struggle is adding the threat of play action or, leaking a RB into the flat as they did very often with Emmitt.

    Maybe Jim is keeping things under wraps until we meet our nemesis Seahawks?
    One can only hope at this point.

  64. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    “Maybe Jim is keeping things under wraps until we meet our nemesis Seahawks?”

    NJ- I love you! I hope you are here all week. I’ll try the veal!

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Believe it when I see it Berger.
    I’m measuring our season’s progress when we play on Thanksgiving night.
    That’s the litmus test for me.
    Defensively we should be back to near full strength.

    Offense is the 700lb gorilla in the room.

    Will he or, won’t he, be ready to rattle the cage and quiet the doubters like myself?

    Turkey Day Whoop A$$ and a side of cranberry sauce please.
    Screw the veal.

  66. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Have you all noticed I am no longer talking QB mechanics with Harbaugh as our coach? Yes I see flaws by Kap but Jim seems to catch then quickly. I’ve been hearing some comments about Kap’s mechanics but from everything I’ve seen they are mostly fairly sound.

  67. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Berger did you see the post Bullit put up showing on 4 pages our passing scheme “Spread passing attack”? Yes Kap ran 3 WRs in college and did well but installing it in SF after last few years simplistic schemes is not proving at all simple.

    It’s going to take coaching and more coaching to get our QB and WRs + OL, RBs all on same page. Not an easy task

  68. phil fanNo Gravatar says:


    Lol man. Well I’ll try to avoid pissing in the wind, tugging Supermans cape or screwing the pooch. Intelligent disagreement always welcome by me. It’s the phony Niner “fans” pissing and moaning about how “So and so is better” than what we have that tunes me out. But fortunately few are interested in that game anymore. Most here seem willing to ‘agree to disagree’, a good thing

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just remember Berger’s three keys to winning. D-line, QB and play caller. Fill in the blanks and be in contention for a title.

    A good play caller can get around an average O-line and a great D-line makes pro bowlers out of DBs. A pass rushing OLB is a D-lineman in my book.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil the All 22 look vs AZ is where we showed some rhythm and balance only to treat it like a taste test for some reason?

    That’s the beef I make regarding the stumbling and bumbling aspect of this Offense.
    Signs of greatness followed by bouts of amnesia.

    Hence, I question the source.
    Is Roman going pedal to the medal only to have Mr Conservative intercept the play and put the brakes on?

    I don’t know anymore than the rest of you but, we do know Jim to be quite the escape artist when it comes to eluding an answer.

    Schembechler Jr or Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Schem-Lecter?

    Crazy like a fox or just too damn irrational to go full throttle?

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Might be a good spot for me to segue into The Silencing of the Rams?

  72. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well I agree to disagree.

    I like the Miami cheerleaders, and some of their friends are okay, too.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent NoFear49er!

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NFL is cutting another road scheduling break, this time for the Bears.
    They’re coming East to face Atlanta and get a 4:25PM ET start.


  75. robNo Gravatar says:

    Aw man it’s football sunday and everybody gets to watch a game but us. Not too sure im liking being on monday nite!!

  76. uncA_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Its a one hour break for Chicago. Big deal.

  77. uncA_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing about the red zone is, once fricking Jimmy Hat got there, he had a solid success rate. Something like 70% IIRC.

    His problem was rarely getting there.

    Point being, we shouldn’t be making it this hard to score TDs.

    Like Nolan’s constantly shifting defenses, in the end, you sometimes only confuse yourself.

  78. robNo Gravatar says:

    Yup we still settle for WAY too many feild goals in the redzone!

  79. robNo Gravatar says:

    Yup we still settle for WAY too many feild goals in the redzone! It’s all on playcalling

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Flacco has thrown 4 TD passes in the first quarter.
    Now he’s worth every penny of his bloated contract.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dang less than 2 mins into the second quarter and Flacco has his 5th TD pass of the day.
    In Fantasy if you are playing against Flacco you probably will lose.

  82. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Without even looking at your lineup, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess you have Flacco. Bad enough you had T.Y. Hilton score all those pts. against my team. Now Flacco with 5 TDs. I hate this game.

  83. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    It’s looking like Peyton Manning will set the all-time TD throwing record next Sunday night playing the 49ers. I wonder if a certain someone will remind the blog about that fact and ask a time or two if we’ve signed Peyton Manning yet?

    Hmmm. Could be.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I do not have Flacco.

    Double check your spelling and grammar before you hit post comment because somebody might set you straight with a rebuke.
    Funny how many times said individual’s posts are filled with typos and errors.

  85. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Even worse than the guy going up against Flacco today was my situation last week. Lost by three lousy pts. because not one, not two, but THREE Percy Harvin TDs were called back via penalty. Just one woulda done. But noooooooooo.

  86. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Helluva comeback win for the Pack. This just in: That Rodgers guy is pretty good.

  87. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    And the Broncos with the PK 6 off Geno Smith on the final play of the game to win by 14 and cover the spread.

    Gambling will kill a guy. It’s not even the money, it’s the mental anguish.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck I realize Chicago to Atlanta isn’t a big deal in terms of time zone adjustments, just pisses me off that whenever we, or any other West Coast team plays here in the East, it’s rarely a late start.

    Often called the East Coast bias.
    Why not us starting at 425PM vs NYG next month?
    East Coast teams going West never play early.

    Pretty lame IMO.

  89. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    I think the Seahawks just killed Tony Romo. Bam! Bobby Wagner lit him up.

  90. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    And that was a helluva play design to block that punt for a TD.
    But Jim Harbaugh is a better HC than Pete Carroll. If you could only see me laughing now.

  91. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    I know I’m the only guy here who thinks Romo is worth a damn, but there’s no questioning his toughness. After taking that brutal lick Romo came right back and led Dallas down the field for a TD. Hell. He beat us playing with broken ribs.

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a Tony Promo fan today too Del 😀
    Along with DC in AZ.

  93. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sherman’s getting toasted today. Good to see.

  94. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle is doing nothing against the Dallas defense,

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Aaaand Dallas blows the punt. Seattle scores.

  96. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Romo Houdini act converts on 3rd and 20. First down!

  97. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Looks like Dallas might actually be a contender this year. And Seattle isn’t near as good as last year.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No tears here Skeebs.
    Good on Dallas.
    Screw Seattle.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m slogging thru B2B 16hr shifts to be off for our game tomorrow night.
    Nice to see an opportunity provided to us by Dallas now.

    Ball is in our court to handle our business in St Louis.
    No let downs.
    Get’r done.

  100. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ah what a pleasant way to start the week = Seattle stomped by Dallas. Yep NJ the ball is in our court to beat St Loouie and keep this thing interesting. Hawks coaching didn’t look so great today with a poor O performance. The myth of Seahawk dominance at home is being tested today

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Something else is factoring in too Phil.
    Legion of Goons can’t mug and tug their way to dominance.

    No Mug + No Tug = Not so Smug.

    Sorta surprised at the small amount of carries Lynch got too?

    Either way.
    Who cares?

    Screw ‘Em 😀

  102. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Best records:
    AFC North (!), % pts over NFC East (!!)
    San Diego Chargers/Dallas Cowboys/mebbe Philly after tonight
    (Broncs, Cardinals had bye, 1 win behind)

    Worst records:
    AFC South
    Jacksonville Jags
    (Raiders had bye, 1 loss ahead)

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT I think Philly gets spanked tonite.
    We’ll see?

  104. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    They’re up 10-0 early. Gint ball Philly 42.

  105. robNo Gravatar says:

    This is going to be such a fun year. We crushed dallas. We’ll get to crush the raiders and we’re going to go 12-4 !!! It can’t get much better than that imo

  106. robNo Gravatar says:

    Philly is up big. Just consider thos NJ49ER
    if we spank philly and they beat everyone else what does that say about us! !!

  107. robNo Gravatar says:

    🙂 !!!!!

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob it’s all relevant with NFC opponents.
    We have to handle our business.
    If the Playoffs started today, it would be a really short season.

    NYG can’t get any Offense started so far but, Philly has been known to fade in the 4th quarter.

    These 2 teams are fierce competitors.
    Body bag games are common between them.
    NYG need to hang around and get some Offense started.

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Coughlin can’t get into a track meet here.
    Run and rest his Defense and keep Foles and Co watching from the bench.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not good when your punter has more yardage than your Offense NYG.

  111. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s just say the NYG forgot to bring the game plan tonight perhaps?

    Talk about inept.

  112. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    This is adding injury to insult, NJ. The Giants lost an easy 7 when Cruz dropped a pass in the endzone. Turns out, as he was planting his right leg to jump for it, he tore a tendon in his knee. No wonder he was a little distracted while muffing the catch.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just reading that it’s a torn patellar tendon RT.
    Tough break for Cruz.
    Good kid.

    Also noticed that NYG Punter Steve Weatherford is closing in on 400 yds.
    This was nothing like I expected it to be.

    NYG looked to be gaining a little Offensive swagger lately.
    Not so much with tonight’s efforts.

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Weatherford at 477yds.
    Has there ever been a 500yd punting effort in the NFL?

    That’s absurd.

  115. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ray Guy musta had one or two . . .

  116. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right team, wrong punter . . .

    Most Punting Yards in a Game – 709 Yards
    •Player: Leo Araguz
    •Team: Oakland Raiders
    •Date: October 11, 1998

  117. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This blog’s new hero, Russell Wilson, had to deal some good pressure this week and had a terrible performance. Funny how that works. Every QB in the NFL gets a pass on this blog when under that kind of pressure except Kap. Kap’s been under that kind of pressure the entire season.

  118. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle lost two starting top line run stuffing DE’s and their top back up run stuffing DT in the off season. Teams are now in 3rd and shorter this year and the DBs are not covering as well because of it. Do you know why I was able to predict this would happen before the season started, because defensive lines win championships. Seattle’s ability to stop the run last year was incredible. This year they are merely just good at it. They are still a very good and a top team, just not great like last year.

  119. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Berg, I hear you are out with a dislocated shoulder tonight from patting yourself on the back . . . ~ ~ !

  120. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    SCRAM EPA (clutch-weighted expected pts added through improvised scrambles) i.e., avoiding and throwing under pressure:

    Kap: 3.6
    Wilson: league high 7.1

    Wilson > Kap every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
    Super Bowl records: Kap 0-1, Wilson 1-0. End of discussion.

  121. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives
    CB T Brock
    OT A Davis
    WR Q Patton
    DE T Carradine
    DE Q Dial
    C M Martin
    S LJ McCray

  122. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Top 5 QBR

    1) Rivers
    2) Manning
    3) Rodgers
    4) Romo
    5) Luck

    23 and 27 include the names: Kaepernick and A. Smith.

    I’m so glad we didn’t sign that Peyton Manning guy.

  123. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks penalty yuck

  124. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    ? penalty on Reid = WR out of bounds

  125. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Refs are deeply involved in this one and we’re back to penalties on D

  126. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap poor throw on a slant…now O false start. Almost a pick

    Wow we suck

  127. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Poor throw by Kaepernick again, Looney illegal substitution

    4 penalties in 8 minutes on Niners

  128. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    4 penalties of which 3 were accepted on our first drive.
    Great discipline. Great coaching.

  129. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    WTF do you expect from a 270 lb slot receiver?

  130. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Fumble by V Mac blown coverage by Culliver = 14-0 Rams

  131. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    We’re losing 14-0 to Austin effing Davis. Oh the shame.

  132. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Was that Culliver? If our judicial system had shown even a modicum of fair play, Brass Knuckles would be in jail by now and maybe his replacement would have fared better.

    We deserve that shit.

  133. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    VD is asleep, dogging it or hurt. Piss poor so far

  134. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    D is giving up 1st downs on 3rd

  135. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    More pressure on Austin Davis please

  136. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners need 3 yds for a 1st but don’t make it easy on Kaep with a long tough throw (incl) to Boldin. Don’t make it easy. Looks like play calling there

  137. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Tim Ryan blaming Kaep for taking the long ‘home run’ rather than going for 1st down

  138. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Willis + Cox miss tackles but bailed out by penalty on Rams O

  139. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners not executing on O or D. Not executing

  140. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ellington not executing catching punt on 4

  141. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Penalty on Staley = good or bad execution? Hmmm

  142. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners executing themselves.

    B Lloyd executes a long one. Lloyd and Boldin are awake anyway. VD not so much.

  143. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    VD drops again. Is VD dogging it? He sure as hell is executing the F ing Niners

  144. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    9ers in RZ:

    1st = pressure on Kap = incomplete to Crab
    2nd = Gore for 9 yards
    3rd = to Boldin for TD. 6 seconds for Kap to throw

    Good coaching huh?

  145. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Borland in for Willis?

  146. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Willis w/ toe injury = questionable to return

    Couple of the morons on blog X should be happy about that. They are back to the level before I went over there for 3 years.


  147. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch great rush = almost an INT by Cook, Cox

  148. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmie Ward hurt. Cook playing well as sub

  149. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice stop by our D even with injuries to Willis, Ward

    Stevie Johnson show on this drive = 30 yards so far

  150. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Rams burned on blitz = TD Crabtree. Great block by Joe Looney I heard

  151. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You’re doing a helluva job there, Phil.

    And Kaepernick’s having a helluva game.

    Some pitiful bottom feeders ‘over there’ looking for shit to feed on. I guess it’s fun for them, but nobody else.

  152. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    301 passing for Kappy.

  153. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Passing game = 3 TDs to 3 WRs = Boldin, Lloyd, Crab.

    Kap making some big plays after the B Lloyd TD = good decisions

  154. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    27 rushing.

  155. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Need a FG and good D to make my 13 pt spread. 12th Man called fer 10 pt Niner win

  156. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No video over here again NF so just keeping myself involved.

    Same crew they had 3-4 years ago which is, yep, no fun. Alkies I guess

    Lots of great passing today, running not so much but enough

  157. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Tim Ryan praising T Baalke for assembling a deeeep team

  158. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s too bad, Phil. You’re missing a good one. Do you have the capability to watch replays?

  159. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bailed out by penalty on Rams D again 4th down so we have another chance to score in RZ. Man we make it hard on ourselves in so many ways

  160. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Uh no. Rams ball

  161. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes NF on selected plays = highlights so saw the B Lloyd 80 yard bomb. Nice

  162. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Safety coming up.

  163. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So much for stacking the box with 8-9 but Kap and WRs have had success for 3 passing TDs

  164. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Poor execution by Niners O on 4th down or good Rams run D

  165. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    They came loaded to stop the run. So we spotted them fourteen just to make it a game.

  166. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep and we need a 1st down to close this out. Hyde runs for 5.
    Iupati hurt + S Johnson

  167. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Hyde stopped instead of a QB bootleg which was wide open. Yikes

  168. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Stevie just got a charley horse from a Ram knee after he was down smothering the onside. No biggie.

  169. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ is going to shit w/ our inability to get a 1st down at end of game. Kap run around end wide open per Tim Ryan

  170. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ok thanks RT good news

    Dontae Johnson! Pick 6 to end this baby. Wheew

  171. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners 4-2 against 3-2 for Seahawks for 2nd place in Div. So they are “better” than Niners? Really there is so much horse crap talked by same old Negative Nellys.

    We will need to play better against Broncos ya think?

  172. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh has some serious problems putting a game away. That was terrible.

  173. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, what did the Rams get in the last three freakin’ quarters?

  174. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap had +350 yards passing + 3 TDs for his best game so far and from what I saw our pass blocking was v good.

    NF can you get the PFF stats for our OL. It looked hella better

  175. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Peyton Manning is going to slice up next week like a Thanksgiving turkey. You know it. I know it.

    Just please pass the cranberry sauce. Thank you, kindly.

    And it better be the whole berries. I don’t eat that jelly shit out of a can.

  176. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    4th and 1 up the middle doesn’t work once? Let’s try it again!

    And let’s not use Frank. Let’s use the rook.

    Harbaugh’s allergic to big leads. How many plays to the backup QBs get under Harbaugh in blowouts? None.

  177. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NF Rams got 3 points no mas so big whoop in the end but dang we don’t make ’em easy.

    I’m happy as pig in slop b/c I called for 13 pt win…

  178. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree our run game is predictable in some situations. Kap keeper or bootleg runs woulda been more effective.

    I know NJ “WE’re saving ’em fer the Hawks. I know” : )

  179. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A good but costly win for the Niners.
    It remains to be seen how serious the injuries to Patrick Willis, Iupati Jimmie Ward and Stevie Johnson are.

  180. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Golly gee Dennis! Really? Do you think we lose by 50? Yay! Good call Dennis! What team do you root for?

    Is it Denver? Or Dallas? Or New England? 0-12 in the last Super Bowls? Waah!

    You are the most pathetic of fans. A fair weather fan. You can’t even support the SF Giants when they win. Pathetic. Sad. Fair-weather.

  181. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brandon Lloyd was a happy guy after his TD catch sitting on the bench

  182. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I’ll probably get the PFF stuff in the morning. Although my morning might be more like afternoon.

    Send me your email at and I’ll send them to you. Folks here don’t like facts getting in the way of their precious opinions so be careful out there.

  183. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    How is it you guys don’t get keeping the defense honest and in base scheme helps us control the ball, control the clock, and helps our play action passing game and our receiver match ups?

  184. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Chuck, you had me at Golly Gee. But then you lost me when you failed to follow through with the Wilikers. It’s Golly Gee Wilikers.

    And Golly Gee…Wilikers. We’re going to get waxed by Manning unlike any backroom job from a Korean nail salon unseen to Choon-Hee and He-ran.

    Screw the manicure. Run like there’s bacon at the finish line.

  185. robNo Gravatar says:

    Omg cardiac arrest start, fun finish. Loved the chant of DEFENSE from the crowd!

  186. robNo Gravatar says:

    My old favorite brandon lloyd with the play of the game again!!!

  187. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NF I sent you an email. Lol love the B Lloyd clip Bullit. Hope our injuries are not too bad.

    Great game but still have a ways to go on game mgmt.

  188. robNo Gravatar says:

    Our passing game is starting to come around. Once we get in a rythm it’s gonna be deadly

  189. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I missed the game but I DVRd it. I am about to watch. I did see some highlights. It looked like the Rams blitzed, we picked it up which gave Kap a pocket and he was able to burn some man coverage. But those were just a few highlights. I haven’t recorded a game since the Super Bowl.

  190. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    I really shouldn’t even pose this question because of the possible responses, but the question did just cross my mind…

    Which one blogger from Skeebers and Chuck’s blog would you like to meet most and dink beer with while watching a 49er game?

    I’m buying! Well, maybe. Let me see how my horse did in the final at Santa Anita today. Oops. Not worries. My credit is good. Just ask the bartender. Pay no attention to the bouncer who is escorting me out the door.

    My credit is good! My Father and Grandfather used to drink at this podunk bar. My family name is a founding member of this of this town.

    Don’t you know who I am? We sure do. That’s why we’re saying…

  191. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unbelievable. The Rams were blatantly holding on the point of attack. Dahl was absolutely tackled. TD Rams. How do the refs miss that? Anybody who recorded the game go watch. You won’t believe how bad Dahl was tackled when it looked like he would have affected the play. Probably makes the tackle. Skuta was also blatantly held. And then Dahl takes a huge shot in the head after the play.

  192. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    First Niner play. Slant to VD. Was a good pass and VD gets knocked off the route from behind while the ball is in the air. They threw the flags on us. I guess the Rams don’t get flagged. This is unbelievable.

  193. robNo Gravatar says:

    Omg BERGER the first quarter was nuts

  194. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Kap under tremendous pressure. Steps up, keeps his eyes down field, as usual and hits Boldin on a big play. As I type the 270lb slot receiver fumbles. Ughh.

  195. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jeesh, the Rams RB runs into his own man 20 yards down field or he gets much more.

  196. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Culliver was covering the receiver like he had safety help. Problem was there were no safeties back there. Rams TD. 14-0.

  197. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jeesh #2. VD just dropped pass in the flat that had a decent chance of going for a 55 yd TD. It was well designed play, VD was wide open.

  198. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeehaw, 2 sacks by Skuta on one drive! And then Ward blocks a a punt!

  199. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    One place you will never see Greg Roman is on Dancing With the Stars. His sense of rhythm is more than a little off. His play calling is very peculiar.

  200. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Cook got his hands on the outside of our DBs side for a big offensive pass interference. We’ve had much less than that called on us this year.

  201. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Kap’s starting to get some time to throw.

  202. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! When Kap get some time to throw he gets deadly! 80 yd TD to Lloyd. I can’t believe the Rams gave up that route. I can’t believe Kap had time to throw that route, he rarely gets that kind of time. The Rams have to be stunned. I know I am!

  203. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Roman finally has a great flow going and makes a bonehead call on 3rd and 1. No problem, Kap makes one of the greatest throws of the year. TD 49ers!

  204. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What a great game Cox is having!

  205. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Our D-line has the Rams QB under a lot of pressure all game. Looks like we’ve brought some extra blitzing tonight. This is an amazing job by the defensive coaching staff in the face of all the change in personnel.

  206. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Nice blitz pick up. Nice route by Crabs. Nice throw. TD 49ers! This is easily the best pass pro we’ve had this year.

  207. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, the Rams set an NFL record (since they started tracking it)in this game.

  208. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jeesh 33. Kap just got away with a horrendous decision. got saved by a horse collar penalty. Then we have VD and Vance McD run into each other on a play that should have been a TD.

  209. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The drive stalls inside the 2 with the Sardine Can Offense. Nothing new there.

  210. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- What record did they set?

  211. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Rams kicker took a three step kick with a snap from the 2. Too bad we weren’t trying to block it.

  212. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The good old Sardine Can Offense gets stopped on 4th and 1.

  213. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Only 1 sack in first five games of a season, previous record 2.

  214. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy finished with 380 yds total offense (343/37), QBR 120.5. That’s with the dropped TE–TE pass.

  215. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Pick six! Game over!

  216. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah RT, out TEs did not have a game to write home about.

  217. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    They sucked. But that’s all for me tonight. Sweet dreams, Seacrows in 3rd place.

  218. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Good night RT. Nice win!

  219. 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