No Mas!

Last year, the 49ers treated their fans to the worst shellacking in franchise history. Yesterday, the 49ers treated their fans to the worst game in 50 years and the first home shut out since the Joe Thomas era. Both of these treats were delivered in person at Candlestick. We’re all knocked out, guys. You boys really know how to host a disaster. WE ARE NOT AMUSED!

The only good thing to come out of Sunday’s feeble and utterly boring game was the definitive end to the Mike Singletary era in San Francisco. When this ugly era began, Singletary said no one would have to tell him if he wasn’t getting the job done. He said he would know and would fire himself. This boast, like just about everything else in Singletary’s vision, will prove to be nothing more than hot air. A standard of excellence that exists only his megalomaniac skull. Being mentioned in the same post as Joe Thomas is entirely fitting for the legacy of this humorless, clueless blow hard.

The Troy Smith Magic Show ran out of tricks in its third performance. It wasn’t so hard, either. The Buccaneers simply took away the Hail Mary pass and there was nothing left in his repertoire. He was not quick, not fast, not elusive, didn’t know what to do with the ball, threw inaccurately, and looked exactly like a third string quarterback who started the season on the street. He and Singletary can both teach “leadership” classes at AA meetings next year.

There will no doubt be some discussion this week about which Smith should start the next game at QB against the equally awful Cardinals, but there can’t be even a handful of 49er fans left who give a shit one way or the other. No, fans are more likely to discuss whether this last year of Singletary is as bad or worse as the last year of Nolan. When it comes to critiquing lousy, 49er fans are becoming connoisseurs. And 49er management is delivering the goods with the only consistency they have shown this century — consistently bad.

The 49ers have had six years to rebuild this club and take control of the NFC West. They have failed. Back from the exalted pinnacle of an 8-8 season into the oozing slime of the NFL bottom feeders they go. And up into the familiar territory of the top ten in the upcoming NFL Draft. The club will be lucky to win five or six games this season.

The Rams, however, and their tremendous young QB Sam Bradford, are once again poised to own the division for the foreseeable future. A decade that could and should have belonged to the Niners has been squandered.

It’s time to sweep this entire coaching staff out the door. They have not produced. Jed York has his work cut out for him over the next six weeks. I wish to hell I had some confidence in what he will decide to do, but I don’t. Ladies and gentlemen, your San Francisco 49ers. It’s not a good thing.

PS: Condolences to Outsider reader Mr. Fletch, who attended his first game at the Stick in many years, and was rewarded with the biggest and most expensive pile of manure one could possibly get for a return on investment. We only hope his tickets were given to him and not actually paid for out of his own pocket.

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16 comments on “No Mas!
  1. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers…im totally sick and embarrased to say im a 9er fan…i guess i expected to much from Smith 2….although the first half with Gore up the fuckin middle on 1st and 2nd downs didnt help. Whats funny (in a sick way) after the Rams win Singleberry when asked about Troy Smith mention something about reining him in or getting him under control…. which sounded alot like …Gore up the middle shit…i thought… theres no way this fool would mess with the offense again….but tell me it didnt look and smell like Sing.So we need to loose the rest of these meaningless games then im back lobbying for Coach HARBOUGH and QB Andrew Luck combo from Stanford …are u listening Jed?

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You guys need to start listening to your ole buddy Berger. I keep trying to tell you it is not the QB, it is the coach. The play calling went back to the Sardine Can Offense, but I don’t think we win with Troy Smith yesterday with any play calling. Keep playing Troy, it will help us get a better draft pick.
    Tony- Carolina, the team that beat us for their only win, will take Luck with the first overall pick.

  3. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger…your probubly right about Carolina getting Luck…we F@%$$% that up too…maybe we can still get his coach ….

  4. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, I’m going to the Dec 12 Seahawks game. Really looking forward to it. Woohoo. Maybe I’ll be lucky and the Zombie Apocalypse will strike shortly beforehand.

    It seems to me that Sing and Nolan have this in common: they both coach from a position of fear. They coach as if they are certain their team is going to lose, and their primary goal is to keep the opponents point total down. Lots of short, power runs, no long throws, no risks.

    Sing’s press conferences and pretty much all public appearances are exercises in responsibility avoidance. Sure, he says it all starts with the head coach, but when asked what *he* will do to get better, his answer is always some version of “I never doubt myself. If the players just executed, we’d win every game.”

    If he was as timid a linebacker as he is a coach, he never would have played at a major college, much less been a pro Hall of Famer.

    I started yesterday’s game thinking Sing was simply a man unprepared to be a football coach, with an ego much larger than his skills.

    I ended the day thinking that, however brave he might be physically, deep down inside he was moral coward, unable to risk, unable to face his own failing, unable to make a quick, accurate judgment in the face of pressure.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Childress has been fired. Who’s next? Hint, hint.

  6. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    The best “pro” game I watched this weekend was Stanford vs. Cal. I saw someone do their best Steve Young impression. 

  7. RufusNo Gravatar says:

    Confession. I spent most of the game watching real football–Patriots vs. Colts.

  8. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t make any comments about yesterday’s fiasco until I go watch the tape of myself watching the fiasco. You know how it is, until you watch the film you just don’t really know all the answers. I’ll be back later — after I watch the tape.

  9. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    sadly I called this horrid example of football at the beginning of the week, troy was exposed for what he is a 3rd string QB,singletary was confirmed to be the ultimate blow hard unable to keep his team focused on a prize even if the team was 2 games out.
    the ultimate indignity the first shut out since I was a freshman in high School.
    again I will repeat Sing needs to be fired after yesterdays performance he has most definitely lost the confidence of the players,I was over it 4 games ago but this needs to be Jed’s sack up moment fire the bully fast Jed be a man

  10. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone else think that Sing’s presser today was pathetic? He mentioned a bunch of things that are “on me.” Except, he really only mentioned things that aren’t his fault. It was completely sarcastic (in fact, if not in intention.) He never said, “Our of halftime adjustments are on me.” Or, “Our ineffective offensive game plan is on me.” It was all stuff like turnovers or receivers running wrong routes. He’s still playing the “execution” card.

    Moral courage. Leadership. Looking hard at and improving oneself. It’s hard to do, for any one.

    But it is the difference between great leaders and everyone else.

  11. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    And, as an aside, when I start agreeing with Kawakami, I know I’m getting way to bitter about the season.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Fletch. We’re seeing the public melt down of a very proud man who can’t come to grips with his failure. Even when he tries to own it, he can’t help blaming other people instead. It’s ugly, but it’s gonna get worse.

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t believe Sing is starting Troy. But I am happy about it since I don’t want to win anymore games for draft pick purposes. Even though I can’t root for us to lose once the game is on, I’m not interested in going to the play offs with this team, they do not deserve it. That is something I never thought I would say.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- You sure picked a heck of a season to start a blog. You get plenty of info in any season but trying not to be negative this year has got to be tough.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Funny you should say that, Berger. My wife has said that very thing to me more than once. She actually said it about ten minutes ago. Then again, what season this decade would have been much better?
    Starting Troy just means Sing is placing his own ego above winning the game. That’s pretty much his motif.

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was glad Alex threw Sing under the bus. I think it had to be done but he’s paying for it now by not getting his job back when it is obvious he is better than Troy Smith. What was good to see about that is a QB that might have a future in this league just decided to stop taking all the shit he’s had to take from the 49ers since he’s been in the league. From here he either pansies out or takes control somewhere for some team. It is very doubtful there will be any in between.

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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
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10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
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