Not Good Enough

We’re finally down to the last dregs of the offseason. One more garbage game to go before the San Francisco 49ers become NFL roadkill.

The team sent 15 nobodies packing on Monday and will say good-bye to another 22 after tonight’s game against the Chargers. In previous years, other teams waited eagerly for the 49er cuts because there were quality players reluctantly released. This year, the 49er waiver wire is not likely to make any NFL GMs postpone their afternoon naps.

Still, this is the most exciting time of the preseason. 1,184 dreamers shoved out the door into the harsh reality of life. Not Good Enough! The brute cruelty of it is mesmerizing. And this year, it will have the added benefit of prepping us for the kind of season the Niners will give us. Not Good Enough!

The O-line cuts shouldn’t be too hard. Just put the names in a hat and pick out the appropriate amount. With the exceptions of Alex Boone and Joe Staley, the rest are all equally mediocre.

D-line will be harder. There might actually be a decent player the Niners have to part with. Other than that, there’s nobody all that special left on the team. There’s only ONE great player remaining from the championship teams — Navorro Bowman. If his knee holds up. Everyone else falls into the area of “better than average” to “less than average” to “basically useless.”

There’s only two types of fans who will enjoy the 2015 season: masochists and sadists. The masochists will be rooting for the Niners and the sadists will be rooting against them. The masochists will point out how good our chances are next year, when the team will have a huge salary cap slush fund and lots of draft picks. The sadists will point out that the same knuckleheads who turned a championship team into a dog shit enterprise will be the ones squandering that salary cap money and those precious draft picks.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I am wondering what Tomsula’s logic is in deciding his punt returner in Hayne.
    Tonight is going to mostly backups playing. If there still is an active competition how do you make a determination unlesa you are going against starters.
    With a short week they have had no ore than 2 practices, tonight’s game and then they must cut down to 53.

    In my mind it’s Hayne’s job to lose. If by chance they make Ellington the Punt Returner I feel sorry for him unless he starts ripping off 25 yard returns. He will be booed every time he signals for a fair catch or muffs a punt.

    If Hayne is cut or relegated to the bench then it’ll show you the Tomsula mindset and could signal the first of many bonehead decisions that defy logic.

    Tomsula is sticking with Pears at RT because he knew him when he played in Europe.

  2. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ahh the 49ers outsider, the S&M blog.
    Gives a whole new meaning to
    Let the games begin !

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One things for certain that there are unmistakable similarities
    between how John York dealt with a winning Head Coach Steve Mariucci and how Jed York handled winning coach Harbaugh. Like father like son?
    Mooch wanted a new contract and had one year left on his deal.
    The rumors started swirling that Mooch wanted more power and more say into personnel decisions which mooch and his agent denied. Then came the stories that Mooch was considering jumping to coach Notre Dame and then the Bucs. Are you getting a sense of deja vu here? Finally the axe fell after a 90 min meeting 3 days after a loss to Tampa Bay in the playoffs.

    “This was something that I thought was necessary to get us to move forward,” York said. “I wasn’t planning on trying to (change coaches) this way, but there were reasons why I needed to talk to Steve. It just seemed to me that no matter what came up, Steve and I did not see things together.”

    GM Donahue said “Dr. York has a very strong idea about how he wants the 49ers structured. … This is a philosophical split between what John wanted to do and what Steve wanted.”

    Man those goddamned “philosophical difference”

    Wow Jed just reenacted what Dad John did 11 years ago.
    The York Dysfunctional Playbook on how to mess with success:

    1) Let’s a winning head coach go inexplicably with one year left on his contract due to “philosophical differences”
    2) Floats a story that is denied by the coach that he is flirting with going to a college and another NFL club.
    3) Floats a story that he wants more power and an unreasonable raise that is denied.

    “Mariucci repeatedly said he wanted to keep his family in the San Francisco Bay area, and he would be willing to take a minimal raise or even coach the final year of his contract without an extension.

    “I didn’t think that it was best to have a lame-duck coach,” York said. “I thought it was best to have a coach that we were fully committed to. There’s been enough noise around here for the last two years. It’s just too much noise. You can’t be doing all this stuff and moving the team along.”

    You really can’t make this stuff up.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Back in 2003 from Ray Ratto

    “Mariucci held his job by winning 23 games in the past two years, and by signing a contract extension that would have taken him through 2003.

    That it didn’t last that long answers any questions about Donahue’s influence with York, as well as the pecking order for any new coach. The coach will make X’s do things to O’s, run scrimmages and windsprints, and keep his nose to the projector wheel at all times.

    It also shows, if Donahue’s time line is even remotely accurate, that York was gunning for this day for quite some time, and that nothing on the field would save Mariucci from being taken off the field.

    “The relationship eroded over time,” Donahue said. “It’s been strained for the last year, going back to when Steve wanted a new contract, and some of the things that rose out of that.”

    Like auditioning for the Tampa Bay job that Mariucci would obviously kill to have now. Or asking for an office slightly farther away from the elevator shaft.

    York wasn’t buying any of it last year, which leads a reasonable person (or just one with a fifth-grade education) to deduce that Mariucci was tagged and bagged long ago, that those 11 wins this year may as well have been 11 losses for all the good it would have done him.

    This is York’s first firing, and he has shown that for him, performance matters but inter-office decorum matters more. He is not a negotiator but a bestower of edicts from on high. He wants a coach who wins while keeping his fiscal and employment ambitions to himself.

    In other words, Bill Parcells couldn’t coach for John York. Neither could Bill Walsh, for that matter. But York could have all the Rich Kotites and Dave Campos he could ever want.

    Donahue, for his part, has shown himself to be a brilliant in-fighter, a man of both silver-tongued whispering skills and the patience to make those skills pay off.

    And Mariucci? Well, contrary to the old song, breaking up isn’t all that hard to do after all, especially when there is no alternative.

    So substitute Jed for John York and Baalke for Donahue and we are reliving how the Yorks torpedoed 49er success on the field
    because they want lapdog Head Coaches and are prone to listening to GMs that protect their own turf at the expense of winning on the field.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Does it sound familiar that no matter what Mooch did during th season that he won 11 games and made the playoffs he might as well as lost 11 games because his fate was sealed?

    Last year it was the only thing that could save Harbaugh was winning the Super Bowl.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Federal Judge threw out Brady’s 4 game suspension.
    Said Goodell didn’t have the authority under the CBA.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Basically everything Chuckles has said about Harbaugh follows the same script used to oust Mooch.
    These just don’t happen to be coincidences. Same gameplan of which only the Yorks had control over and orchestrated.

    John York told Chuckles to bend over and huckles took one for the team! HYUK!!!

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Grant Cohen has excellent article on CK and his new reality. Other QB’s adjusted to poor olines. Get the ball out quicker and anticipate throws.

    CK still doing the same shit from last year. Blaine Gabbert adjusted, how come CK hasn’t.

    Also the play with gifs on VD wide open in a wheel route said Boldin was primary receiver and CK did his usual staring him down. BUT VD should have been his primary if he read the D correctly pre-snap.

    Chuck maligned me about suggesting Blaine see more game snaps and possible benching of CK. Read the article and comments.

    His footwork may still now allow throws to get out quicker. QB’s must have the ability to accept coaching and stay out of bad habits when the bullets are flying.

    CK needs to change now to survive this oline. Crowd may start chanting we want Blaine.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will see more blowouts this season. Blaine needs to play in a lot of 4th quarters. CK makes the game a lot harder because he lacks the football IQ needed for a QB.

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What are the odds the mentally challenged CK gets injured and Blaine one ups the QB performance and is the new starter when CK gets healthy. Deja Vu? Reality is a bitch.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland blog in big denial about consequences of firing a successful coach. The team goes into freefall ad chaos but as usual Chuckles doesn’t think the firing has anything to do with it and finds another excuse and someone to blame.
    The team went down this road before and now is repeating the same mistakes.

    Chuckles has become a York lapdog stupidly trying to revise history.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    top notch blog you got here skeebs, keep up the good work. Play ball.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Winder. So we’ll put you and Rob down on the masochist side of the ledger. And don’t worry. The Yorks will keep you suffering happily for many years to come.

  14. robNo Gravatar says:

    I heartily disagree SKEEBS. IMHO you nailed it with the tons of cap room and draft picks argument.
    Good news is jaquaski Tartt has graded out as one of the best draft picks so far. He’s ranked just ahead of the player who was the consensus best player in the draft.

  15. robNo Gravatar says:

    Another hit by baalke imo.

  16. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    There’s really not much difference between Jed York and Daniel Snyder. Daniel Snyder got lucky for a brief period of time when Joe Gibbs wanted to return to football. Gibbs wasn’t the same as the Hogs’ glory years, but he was good and the Redskins were respectable.

    It’s the same with Jed York and Jim Harbaugh. Jed York got lucky that Jim Harbaugh and his wife were in the Half Moon Bay area and that Harbaugh was coaching at Stanford AND that the 49ers, because of years of poor coaching and high draft picks, were a team on the rise and Harbaugh saw it.

    However, since the Joe Gibbs years, nobody good has wanted to coach for Snyder. Jim Zorn? Are you kidding me? Shanahan was washed up and passionless. Jay Gruden?

    This game is all about coaching and hiring good coaches. You can make the argument that Dan Snyder has been able to hire better coaches than Jed York. And I’m thinking that makes Daniel Snyder actually a better owner – because of his ability to hire better coaches. Spurier, Shanahan and Gibbs beats any three Jed York has hired.

    I guess there are other owners… Mark Davis? Shaka Khan in Jacksonville? Mark Davis just hired Jack Del Rio. That’s not a bad hire. It beats Tomsula. Shaka Khan’s got something going with Gus Bradley.

    Jed York will not be able to hire another good head coach for years since this last Jim Harbaugh fiasco. And I understand the homer blog, and Niner homers in general protecting the organization by attacking Harbaugh and defending York, but it won’t matter what’s written here or on Chuck’s blog. The 49ers’ are going to suck for decades because of Jed York. Mark my words.

    And Rob.. you should stick with riding your moped to your job at Macy’s.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bills have Roman picking the running QB Tyrod Taylor as their starter. Why not trade them the real deal of running QB’s since they will accept this type of QB. Do it now with the risk of a CK injury high.

    Browns released the injured NT Phil Taylor but also the healthy NT Ishmaa’ll Kitchen. Hope TB is on it. Would trade Dockett if possible to make room. Hope Okoye on PS and called up in season at some point if injuries on line.

    Does a 1 for 1 trade CK for NYJ DE Wilkerson make sense, maybe we get their #2?

  18. phil fanNo Gravatar says:


    “You nasty sadists keep pointing out how much we’re hurt by the thing we love love love. The great CK and the great Niners led by the great York family of geniuses. We love them so much we just can’t help ourselves coming over here and bitching at you pessimists. Just shaddap will ya? BTW are any of you interested in my used S&M toys?”


    “Yuck! Keep ’em. Gonna be a tough season for ya’ll”

  19. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “This preseason, Kaepernick has been holding the ball more than a few beats too long. On average, he has taken 3.34 seconds to throw, slowest in the NFL — even slower than Tim Tebow, who’s taking 3.17 seconds to throw on average. You could count how long Kaepernick holds the ball in elephant years.”

    And a long elephant year it will be with Legs holding the F-ing ball trying to decide what to do.

    -compliments of Cohn jr

  20. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Watch backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert operate Chryst’s system. Gabbert has been throwing on time and in rhythm, taking an average of 2.30 seconds to get rid of the ball. And he has completed 23 of 28 passes. And his passer rating is 108.8. Kaepernick’s is 47.0.

    I’m not saying Gabbert is better than Kaepernick — I’m saying Gabbert has the right idea for this scheme and this offensive line.”

    – more cohn jr

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This is what the field looks like today

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Tough match week 1 but week 2 is the Steelers with a bad D and some missing O skill players on suspension. Bad day by CK here could lead to benching.

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Just saw the Browns FA pickups include Duane Bowe WR1 and Brian Hartline WR2. Between Bills, Browns, and NY Jets get a trade done for CK.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad Chuckles always makes up things
    Mooch was fired in Jan 2003 and never coached the team with Garcia to 7-9 as Chuckles would have you believe.

    Daily lies just don’t cut it. If you want a Fairytale got to the Fairyland blog.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Unrealistic to think a trade for Kap will happen this year.

    He will be given a chance to prove himself and they might give him a shorter leash.

    Hope they pick up a young QB for the practice squad. Don’t think Dylan Thompson is the answer.

  26. robNo Gravatar says:

    And without

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Ellington just sewed up the #3 receiver spot.

  28. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Niners playing 3rd string QB Thompson today and 2nd string OL but Ellington looks fast hauling in 70 yd TD pass

  29. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Bruce E looking good on our 2nd TD this preseason

  30. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hunter looking a lot slower. Don’t see him making the team

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good to see a passing TD. The LB blew it, but still good to see the speed of Ellington.

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Armstead v good rushing the QB = pressure

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles is still flapping his gums and still giving out totally inaccurate info.
    Jeff Garcia played in 2003 for the Niners and was coached by Erickson.

    Chuckles is calling me names and telling me to get a clue.
    The one thing Chuckles is consistent about is getting things wrong.

  34. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Big E split ’em and was off to the races. Mike Davis running better than old Hunter too

  35. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Why is the starting QB in pre-season 4?

  36. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck is worried about the FO brilliance, the weak O and who knows what.

  37. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Why is the starting QB in pre-season 4?”

    It’s Thompson

  38. phil fanNo Gravatar says:


  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sahags started Russell Wilson tonight and he completed a bomb on the second play for his first TD of the preseason.
    Petey wanted Wilson to throw a TD and played him.

    Seahags still have no Chancellor who’s holding out.

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jerod-Eddie is playing LOLB.

  41. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Gotcha, Wilson. Kap could use the work but cautious due to injury potential

  42. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cap space.

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    16 yard punt for Pinion.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dylan Thompson with 2 TD passes in the first half.
    Unfortunately only one was to to the Niners. (rimshot)

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not looking good for Kendall Hunter and Quinton Patton so far.

  46. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Harbaugh’s got a crappy qb in Michigan. Harbaugh did work wonders with Alex Smith, but now Harbaugh doesn’t have Gore to carry Smith’s jock. Without a qb, Harbaugh’s gonna need to run the ball and play good defense.

  47. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thompson got another TD pass to TE Anderson

    UM playing where?

  48. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:


  49. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    4th quarter, Michigan down by 7…. with the ball, driving. The qb throws a pick 6… back-breaker. Game over. And that was the qb’s 3 INT of the day. Doubt he’ll be starting next week…. but who knows?

  50. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks I don’t know much about the UM team but like the HC. He’ll get ’em on track

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Four guys that improved their standing last night were Ellington, Taart, Deandrew White and Hayne.

    If Hunter is still hurt maybe they put him on IR.
    2 for 13 on 3rd downs produced 9 punts.

    Not sure why they gave Gabbert the night off. He should’ve been in for a couple of series.

    Thompson is a long ways from playing in the NFL and there might be better alternatives on the waiver wire.

    Maiocco said Niners might cut Dockett because he’s hurt.

    Long term I would claim Phil Taylor and put him on IR for
    the future.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Patton caught the 2 point try but that is all he did last night.
    No catches during game and no targets. You would think they would try to feed him the ball to give him a shot. Maybe they predetermined they wanted D White and this was by design?

  53. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Darnell Dockett has been told he’ll be released.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke could’ve had Red Bryant who is 3 years younger and was available. Bryant signed with Bufalo for $950K

    Not sure why Baalke didn’t bring Bryant in to kick the tires.
    Understand this is said all in hindsight

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    LB Philip Wheeler has been released.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Trotter: “I’ll just say this: The chatter coming from the 49ers locker room is not good. At all.”

  57. robNo Gravatar says:

    Can you shed
    any more light on that or have a link ?

  58. robNo Gravatar says:

    Thinking we’re looking at 7-9 right now.
    Not happy

  59. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s not forget who Drafted Kaep.
    I know how much Baalke sux for some.
    He sucked when Bowman got selected too I guess?

  60. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It was just a Twitter post by Trotter. No other details. Yet.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think Petey did the right thing last night by sending a message to his starting offense and playing them in Game 4.
    There is no rule were it says starters sit out this game.

    Fear of injury shouldn’t be a determining factor because it can happen in practice or anytime during the season.

    Would have liked to see Tomsula light a fire under the first team offense by playing them all.

    Instead he gives Gabbert the night off too. If you are trying to make this team as a receiver you deserve to at least have the backup QB going through the reads and delivering you the ball. It makes a difference because the skill levels are different.

  62. robNo Gravatar says:

    Just saw your last post
    All I can say is either youre the bill Walsh of the niner blogs or you need to take a break from all this.

  63. robNo Gravatar says:

    Take the night off dude

  64. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Cuts are about protecting the guys seen as more valuable
    A game of poker
    Gabbert is better than RG III at this point and, he makes peanuts by comparison.

    For all the hoopla about Kaep working in AZ this Spring, I’m not impressed.

  65. robNo Gravatar says:

    Kap impressed me by looking for help in the off season. Not too sure he shouldn’t have picked Garcia over Warner to work with.

  66. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Rob I’m seeing a higher ceiling for Kaep than floor but, he’s too oblivious to timing still.
    Happy feet.

  67. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Zero pocket awareness.
    It’s a concern because he isn’t comfortable yet for me.

  68. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    RG III thinks he’s got 10 secs
    Kaep thinks he’s got 2.
    Kaep needs to learn to read routes quicker.
    He looks once then, panics IMO.

  69. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    He’s not seeing his options quickly enough.
    It’s a comfort thing.
    He’s not comfortable enough yet.

  70. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Montana was Joe Cool for a reason.
    The game wasn’t too fast for him.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how nobody is talking about tempo anymore because the offense is stuck in neutral.

    A fast tempo only works if you’re making first downs. Niner offense has converted 9 out 49 3rd downs which is 18%. Not good
    but some will say it’s only preseason.

    Hope they are able to flip the switch so the offense get’s stared when it counts.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I’ve been noticing this for the last few years.
    When there is pressure Kap drops his head and is no longer looking for targets. It is true he looks for an escape route and has the deer in headlights look. What’s worse is he can’t get his feet moving ad take the sack.
    You don’t see him get hit too many times standing tall in the pocket delivering the pass.

  73. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Looney out per Maiocco:

    –Offensive lineman Joe Looney was informed of his release, a source told Looney opened training camp as the team’s No. 1 center and started two games in that position before his demotion. Looney was the last member of the disastrous 2012 draft class remaining with the organization. In three seasons with the 49ers, Looney appeared in 19 games with four starts. The 49ers selected him in the fourth round of the ’12 draft – a class that also included A.J. Jenkins, LaMichael James, Darius Fleming, Trenton Robinson, Jason Slowey and Cam Johnson.

    >>>No wonder Jimi had a little issue w/ the FO

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The complaint last year was Kap was being coached not to run but yet he had more rushing attempts than in 2013.

    What I saw is the defense spied him and he had trouble getting past the guy shadowing him.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Looney was given every opportunity to crack the lineup.
    When Jonathan Martin is stinking up the place and you’re still on the bench, that should tell you something.
    They hung onto Looney a year too long because he was a draft pick and they gave him extra time to gel.

  76. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I think Farrell looked better than Looney.
    Next Man up.
    End of discussion.
    It’s football boys.

  77. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yup exactly right Bullit.

    Think the first string O should have played a couple series too

  78. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’ve been critical of Kaep too.
    Let’s hope he finds a comfort zone soon.
    We need a quick decision maker for this team to succeed.

  79. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The discussion that will continue is ‘how long will York stick w/ Balkey?’

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Craig Dahl era has ended with his release today per Maiocco

  81. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Phil Baalke is the ONLY hope Jed has IMO.
    2012 Draft sucked from too to bottom.
    Jed knows NOTHING about the personnel side of this game.
    If the GM fails, the team suffers.

  82. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    LJ and Tartt are the future Bullit.
    Good move IMO.

  83. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Brock may not survive long either of he can’t stay healthy.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    There is somebody in house that could easily replace Baalke.

    Remember they brought back Tom Gamble from Philly.

    He could easily replace Baalke

  85. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know NJ York had a pretty good team and coaches with tons of hope not too long ago. Now the D is maybe pretty good, the O looks to have regressed if possible and the coaches are a cut below last crew it can be argued.

    If the Niners hope rests with Balkey then I have none. But I’ll watch anyway

    BTW link to Maiocco’s “Roster Tracker” =

  86. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Trust me Bullit, I know about Gamble.
    I think they’ll work well together.
    Competition is the name of the game.

  87. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I watch too.
    I’m a believer that Owners need GMs.
    If the Owner were qualified enough, why pay a GM?
    Jerruh had it made with Parcells but, he couldn’t accept it.
    Snyder still thinks he’s smarter.
    I think Snyder is a joke.

  88. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke is a Parcells guy.
    For that reason, I give him some leeway.

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Armstead aerobic shape from basketball had him playing a huge amount of snaps. He showed enough this quick to make Dockett expendable.

    Like this team going young. Make the coaches earn their money.

  90. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Over 30’s are VD, Staley, Bethea,??? Assume Desmond Bishop gets an injury settlement. Dockett, Wheeler, Dahl gone. Younger and cheaper.

  91. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Liked the fact Gabbert kept out. Frequent benching of CK needs a healthy BG all season. Odds BG becomes #1 this fall? Blog talk all season long.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Saying Baalke is a Parcells guy scores no points with most Niner fans including me.
    t’s like saying he’s a Pete Carroll guy or in the old days a Ditka , Buddy Ryan guy or Jimmy Johnson guy.

    Do not care for Parcells as he was public Enemy #1 for a while.

  93. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, Boldin and Dawson for one more year.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Parcells prevented Niners from winning 2 or 3 more Super Bowls.

  95. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Our long regional Craig Dahl nightmare is over at last.

    Wherever he is, Dennis is almost happy.

  96. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Parcells kept us from winning?
    Wouldn’t that suggest he beat us strategically?

    Hated him as a 9er too.
    Respected the fact that he knew what to do when it counted however.

    Checkers vs chess.

  97. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dahl or Tartt? Dahl’s out. He was better in coverage than Goldson though.

  98. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The “chess” match is usually played by the coordinators or play callers on O&D. I’m a Parcells fan, but when you say he is a Parcells guy, you mean he was a scout for the Jets under Parcells, not that he learned the GM game from Parcells, right?

    I think in that he’s more of a McCloughan guy.

  99. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals for late Rd conditional pick.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Heard this on the radio.

    With Harbaugh as coach it was the “Quest for Six Super Bowls”

    Harbaugh is gone and now wth Tomsula as coach the Niner PR Dept has been directed to tweak the slogan to a realistic “Quest for Six Wins”

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Parcells beat Walsh strategically.
    Are you saying that Walsh was playing checkers?
    I don’t think so and would disagree.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another article analyzing Kap
    The stats that Chuckles keeps dismissing as insignificant appears again.
    Apparently how long you hold the ball is a very significant metric for NFL QBs.
    Same with throwing touch passes that your receivers can catch in stride. That is a big deal and one of Kap’s major faults that needs correcting.

  103. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    It is no secret. CK needs to have a good year to be considered above average, whether here or elsewhere.

  104. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    This is a 2-14 team, and Jim Tomsula will be stuttering and stammering at the podium in no time. And the rage from the media at Tomsula for the loses won’t be because of Tomsula’s credentials or ability, it’ll be rage at York misdirected at Tomsula.

    I mean really… who dumps a coach, any coach, that goes to three consecutive NFC Championship games and then tweets “unacceptable after the Seattle lose. Who does these things? Jed York has 2-14 comin’. Unfortunately, the fans didn’t.

  105. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    On the other hand, holding the ball by itself is not a damning stat. Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo are both long holders and they top the QB ratings. Wilson is another that likes to hold his ball a while. (yeah, I know, it’s funny on purpose)

    Kaepernick’s problem there is what he does with it after he holds it so long and why he holds it so long. There are so many plays based on ‘if the defender does this, throw that’ that take two seconds to see and throw. I think Kaepernick tends toward letting the deep plays develop and when they get covered he’s trapped. Maybe because the coverage shifts after he sets under center and the secondary coverage becomes clear when they commit after the snap.

    Take that slant to Ellington last night for example, release outside to the flat or inside on the slant. Which way the defender covers determines the play. If the QB is looking for the guy going on the deep go to clear and the safety comes over he has to find another option and by then the slant is already dead. Hold the ball, try to scramble, take a sack or throw incomplete or worse. All bad for the stats and the game.

  106. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Chasing down Trotters tweet Rob, Skeebs =

    Hype won’t win much but we’ll see shortly. Overconfident? Love it = Quest For Six….wins. Rimshot.

    But the Dockett signing I read elsewhere was good insurance in case Aldon imploded and Armstead was not ready. It was expensive but made sense. Also came at a time of utter freefall for the club and was confidence booster…not to get overconfident or anything.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Montana said over a year ago what Kap needed to do to improve

    Joe says this which if you think about it doesn’t happen
    “Montana believes Kaepernick must learn how to stand tall in a pocket and take a hit.”

    No doubt there will be comments of what does Joe know?

  108. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Baalke is a fool. He traded for Gabbert and gave up picks when Harbaugh could have been developing a rookie qb last year who’d be just as productive this year and last as Gabbert, for less money. He also gave Gabbert two million a year? Baalke also lost the 49ers money with Nnamdi, then 2.5 on Dockett today. Brandon Jacobs? Stevie Johnson? Brandon Lloyd?

    If you can’t draft, like Baalke can’t draft, you better be able to evaluate free agent talent and not get taken to the cleaners.

    No wonder Jim Harbaugh left. It’s easier to find a suit. Hell, I can wear a suit.

  109. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Cool calling CK a wussy boy. Looks to bail out early. Makes sense.

  110. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “The game is changing,” he said. “Nobody wants to throw with pressure anymore. But the guys who can win in this league are the ones who can make throws from the pocket.”

    Harbaugh tried to develop this in Kaepernick last year. Went all in on it actually. The ex-spurts cried Harbaugh should be fired for it.

    Harbaugh played the position and knows how to win games. Montana played the position, probably the best ever, and knows how to win games. The blog ex-spurts, they make a lot of noise and know next to nothing about it. But then, most of them are in it mostly for the noise.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mark Purdy wrote a feature article on Jerryd Hayne andwhy he’ll succeed.

    Good points on why he makes defenders miss is because they have no blocking in Rugby so that’s sill needed to excel.

    Hayne is capable of making an accurate long pitch (that is a basic play in rugby) so the Niners might use that as a trick play sometime soon.

  112. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes a lot of us on the blogs don’t know too much football NF and love to yack. Having played HS football for all of 2 years even tho it was in the Lombardi era @ Wisconsin I include myself to some degree. What did I know being from the PI w/ no prior experience? Love Tebow but this is not a place to learn much of the sport. But you can learn a lot here and around the blogosphere. And gotta admit it’s pretty entertaining. So educational and entertaining that works. But yep good to be humble and admit the limits of one’s knowledge…which ‘some people’ refuse to do!

  113. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll tell exactly who Haynes is gonna be…. he’ll be a punt returner for a while. He’ll also be a gadget play offensive weapon on team with an OC with little imagination.

    At first the OC will try to get creative, but when he realizes he has no offensive line, he’ll be handcuffed and the play calling will be vanilla. So then the effectiveness of Haynes as a gadget play man, specializing in open field trickeration like the hook and ladder or the double reverse, will be minimized. He’ll return some kicks and make some plays, but in the end there will be no real role for him and he’ll return to Australia as a mild NFL success in two years.

    But running back? He isn’t an NFL running back. I could even see him returning kickoffs if he gets better at punt returns. 2 years.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On vacation RT Anthony Davis has sent out an instagram message that his weight is 50 lbs different from his playing weight of 320. He didn’t say more or less but giving him the benefit of the doubt he now weighs 270. AD is still craving attention hinting he’ll be back.

    Mike Davis has changed his number to 22.

    Lot’s of acrimony and whining about Crabtree’s drops. Here’s a little publicized fact from PFF

    NFL’s highest qualified drop rates, 2014

    Player Team REC Drops Catchable Rate
    1. Mohamed Sanu Bengals 56 14 70 20.00
    2. Torrey Smith Ravens 49 11 60 18.33
    3. Kelvin Benjamin Panthers 73 11 84 13.10
    4. Michael Crabtree 49ers 68 10 78 12.82
    5. Reggie Wayne Colts 64 9 73 12.33
    6. Allen Hurns Jaguars 51 7 58 12.07

  115. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe they should be called Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland COPYCAT Blog

    Chuckles has instituted a Skeebers scoreboard. Not capable of a single original thought so he becomes a copycat. The difference is he has bogus hyperbolic stats on it.

    Mind you this is the clown that has a post of the day which he changes every few months if lucky (he times it to his bathing habits and change of underwear) and 2011 schedules up.
    Too much work and multi-tasking for the nimrod pinhead?

  116. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another exciting day of: You’re Fired!

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Much has been said about the 2012 draft class being non existent when Joe Looney was waived.

    The scope of the failure is worse when you look at games played
    by the 7 draft choices which numbers under 20 with none started.

    This would be the 4th year for the 2012 draft class and they would be coming into their productive years and their primes.

    Problem is not one remains on the roster and most are bubble players on other rosters with none reaching level of a starter.

    Huge black mark for Baalke who has nothing to show after whiffing in a draft leaving a void in talent when a roster could use some players.

  118. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – In a few years, people are going to be able to analyze the Baalke drafts and see he’s a poor talent evaluator. Baalke has had a ton of draft picks in his tenure with little to show for it. Where are the all pros (notice I didn’t say pro bowlers), the starters, the impact players? And another thing… if you’re a starter on a 2-14 team, you’re a bench player on a Super Bowl contender. Perfect examples are guys like Martin, Tank, Wilhoite, Johnson and Lemonier. Baalke’s drafts are bad and his track record for hiring free agents is no picnic either. The 49ers will be awful for a decade because of two debilitating weaknesses – no talent evaluator and poor coaching. Harbaugh, for all of his shortcomings, was an excellent talent evaluator.

  119. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Ravens are in process of trading UDFA C Nick Easton to 49ers.”

  120. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Eagles have released QB Tim Tebow.” Sorry, RTF.

  121. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    A high school football player in Louisiana died last night after breaking his neck on a punt return. I wonder how many NFL owners are paying very close attention to this story? My guess? 32. The NFL is doomed.

    Too many flags. Players like Borland retiring. Guys like Gary Plummer saying they wished they didn’t play, now with dementia. High school players dying. Junior Seau.

    I’d like to see how the NFL spins this kid dying in Louisiana.

  122. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Just read that another player was paralyzed last week as well. A high school Sophomore running back was paralyzed from the waist down last week after breaking his neck.

    It’s the beginning of the end…..

  123. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Andrew Tiller OL and Dylan Thompson QB have been released

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    3 more cuts

    RB Kendall Gaskins
    OL Justin Renfrew
    CB Marcus Cromartie

  125. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lots of teams had a terrible 2012 draft. All the kneejerk homers talking smack on Pete Carroll. Here is the best of the Seahawks 2012 draft. OLB Bruce Irvin, ILB Bobby Wagner, QB Russell Wilson, RB Robert Turbin, and OG JR Sweezy.

    So who knows football you f@@king homers.

  126. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cut Marcus Rush. So Ahmad Brooks getting a slap on the wrist and coming back soon? Rush probably picked off by Saints, … before he clears the waiver wire. TB draft ninja my ass.

  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sometimes I wonder where the vitriol and hatred for Harbaugh comes from?

    It seems like Chuckles has made it his life’s mission to slander and denigrate Harbaugh’s accomplishments as Head Coach.

    Harbaugh was 44-19-1 and brought respectability to a franchise that had become a bottom feeder. The team didn’t sniff the playoffs until Harbaugh came aboard.

    One can only postulate that Chuckles has his lips planted on Jed’s ass and has become his lapdog.

    What Chuckles doesn’t seem to comprehend is Harbaugh success was 49er success and the are intertwined and cannot be separated.

    Really gets old with all the cheap shots and liberties with the truth being taken.

  128. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    A.J. Jenkins cut by Cowboys.

  129. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Haynes and Purcell survived cuts.

  130. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers released Nick Moody as part of their cuts. Tight end Busta Anderson and running back Kendall Hunter on the Injured Reserve List.

  131. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Must be the coach:

    What would the SEA fellas look like now if they had the same luck the Niners had last year?

    Minus Carroll, Marshawn, Sherman, Wagner and 13 others.

    At the bottom:

    Yeah HC did it.

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greed has apparently hit the Seahags as they prepare for the season. They traded for a Safety with KC and are rumored to be in discussion with the Giants in trading Chancellor.

    Chancellor was one of the first guys they gave a big contract to.
    But he has seen the rest of the “Legion of Boom” get bigger and better deals and when Lynch wasn’t happy the F.O. caved and gave him a big raise. Once Lynch got what he wanted the Seattle FO had their backs to the wall and all contracts were re-negotiable. The bank is open and everyone wants some especially after what Russell Wilson’s contract.

  133. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Bullit their evil ways w/ big contracts were bound to catch up with them. They’ve been good rotating in other, cheaper, players to fill in or replace key players. Graham is expensive tho and Wilson’s contract is not team friendly capwise I believe. I’m waiting for this to drag down their roster to average quality but they seem to be OK with a weakened OL unlike some teams I can think of.

    Here’s a breakdown of their roster going into this season with one of the SEA writers being interviewed:

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Normally you can get a reading on the team from pre-season but not this year for the Niners. I hope whatever they were hiding works.

  135. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baptiste was a favorite of somebody in Pyongyang.
    Can you say bust after one year? Waste of a 2nd rd pick.
    Somebody wanted him for the Niners instead of Ward.
    They wanted to spend a first rd pick on him.

  136. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks will play in week one.
    From Roroworld

    “49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he expects OLB Ahmad Brooks will play Week 1.

    Brooks will rejoin the team on Monday after being sent home before the third preseason game. The NFL announced earlier Saturday their investigation did not warrant placing Brooks on the commissioner’s exempt list, so the 49ers will let him play while his misdemeanor sexual battery case plays out in court. San Francisco took a similar approach with Ray McDonald last season.”

  137. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Suspension was originally 3 games, reduced to 2. He’ll be back in time for the Niner game now.

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steelers will have 9 days to prepare for the Niners .
    Niners will have only 6 days and have to travel cross country.
    Only positive is game is in Sept. rather than weather shouldn’t matter

  139. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Branch says the cost was cheap for Easton, a conditional 2016 7th rd pick to the Ravens

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grant Cohn for the most part is a dummy. Once in a while he makes a good point (one in twenty?). Yesterday was not one of them. He made the following comment
    “Hayne performed surprisingly well as a returner during the preseason, but during the fourth and final exhibition game returners Bruce Ellington and DeAndrew White performed even better. Hayne may be the third-best returner on the roster.

    Don’t be surprised if the 49ers cut Hayne when wide receiver Jerome Simpson returns from his suspension, or when Daniel Kilgore returns from his ankle injury.”

    When it comes time to activate Simpson or Kilgore the players they are going to look at are WRs and Olineman to cut.
    Seems like Cohn is basing what he saw in game 4 when the opposing coverage teams was composed of scrubs and less than front line players.
    For sure Ellington and White are faster but Ellington has also been prone to injury so I would keep him off return duties if he is the 3rd WR.
    If Patton is not the 3rd WR he will spend most of the season inactive and will b this year’s Jason Hill as they will have no reason to extend his contract when it is up next year. If they don’t give Patton a chance to show what he can do on the field it shows a lack of confidence.

  141. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I think the better option between Simpson and Smelter will be a factor as well.
    If Smelter doesn’t recover sufficiently, he’ll get stashed on IR with Busta.

    OLine has time to show something while Kilgore heals too.
    Easton might steal Kilgore’s spot too?

    Patton is in trouble no matter how you slice it, with all the new faces competing for a spot.

    I think Hayne has landed himself in the drivers seat as the PR option for the foreseeable future.
    Kid is fearless in that role.
    His development at RB is the challenge going forward IMO.

  142. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If Simpson stays clean and provides something to the Offense, they can wait on Smelter too.
    All about protecting the youngsters for the time being.
    Ellington will benefit from simply focusing on the WR role too I think.
    He’s a small kid to begin with.
    PR duties were forced on him last year out of necessity.
    Hayne is a natural and, is much more sturdy size-wise.

  143. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Is everyone on this blog a coward? I mean… blogs are for discussing the important issues surrounding a topic of choice, correct? And we chose the 49ers, right? Are you guys all morally bankrupt?

    Ahmad Brooks helped to rape someone and he’s reportedly charged with rape but playing next Sunday. And let’s get past the “innocent until proven guilty” argument that NoFear is about to lay on us. There’s a difference between sitting and playing while still being on the roster. If you sit him there’s nothing the players’ union can do about it.

    The NFL is the ultimate American power when it comes to suppressing police and DA charges. DA and police chiefs look at the finances before charging someone. It’s a rubric. Evidence plus resources on either side equals whether or not you charge. And NFL players have a ton of resources – players’ union, their own money and even money from the NFL. So if there are charges brought against a player, there’s a strong, strong case.

    McDonald will never play in the NFL again. An indictment? And from what little I can gather, Ray raped her while Brooks helped or held her down. And if that’s the case, Jed York, Trent Baalke and Jim Tomsula are letting a rapist play on their team week one, hoping, like NoFear will ultimately offer, that the remaining members of the 49er fanbase (who are hanging on by a thread) will look the other way and uncomfortably say, “Innocent until proven guilty.”

    Shit… in the NFL players miss games for being late to meetings. It’s a disciplinary action for conduct detrimental to the team… miss a meeting or be late and you might not know a play or scheme for the up coming game. You sit. But, according to Jed, Trent and Jim, if you rape someone “COME ON DOWN!! Suit up, boy. We need you.”

    This is disturbing to me, but what’s even more disturbing is that not one of you on this blog is questioning the report that Brooks will play week one. Endless drivel, but no Brooks conversation? Disappointing to say the least….

  144. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    None of the 49er players waived yesterday were claimed.

  145. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    In 2008, when with the Bengals, Ahmad Brooks was accused of punching a woman in the face. In 2013 he broke a bottle over Lamar Divens head and punched him because while drunk and partying, Divens wouldn’t give Brooks his car keys. In 2014, Brooks helped McDonald rape a woman.

    Ray McDonald was release from the 49ers because of “a series of poor decisions” but Ahmad Brooks is still with the team because the above paragraph doesn’t fall into the same category. The 49er ownership, coaches and front office are a bunch of hypocrites.

    I won’t watch another 49er game until Jed York is gone.

  146. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, put what you have out here with links, etc. All I read is surveillance tape was provided by Brooks to help him but whatever is on that got Brooks ensnared.

    Niners are waiting for punishment of Aldon Smith. At least a year off, or more. So Lynch gets developed this year as a starter on one side. Brooks gets the other but see Harold and Lemonier in nickel and base snaps this season. Brooks gets let go after this season is my guess.

  147. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Just so we’re clear. My two problems with Brooks are that he’s playing week one, and that he’s still on the team. Brooks should be inactive and made an example of by the 49ers’ front office stating clearly for younger fans that inappropriate behavior with a woman while partying late night is a criminal offense that the 49ers don’t condone.

    My other problem with this is that both McDonald and Brooks both have long histories of personal issues and problems, but only McDonald gets cut.

    Justice, though, will be served when Brooks steps out of line again in a month or two and the 49ers are forced to cut him with even more egg on their face.

    The 49ers: What a shitty organization.

  148. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, tape provided by macdonald.

  149. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom – We can spend hours guessing. Let’s work with facts.

    It’s a fact that Brooks has been charged with a sex crime. It’s a fact that his once fellow teammate is indicted for a sex crime on the same night, with the same woman. What more do you need to know to … at the very least…. decide to keep Brooks in street clothes week one?

  150. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    The San Francisco 49ers: Not my team.

  151. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If you support Ray McDonald playing week one, you support any and all types of sexual misconduct with a woman.

  152. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    During the Ray Mac inquiry we debated this point intensely and the consensus here was that he should play until evidence came in. At that point there were no charges but Chuck wanted to sit Ray Mac regardless. So did Cohn jr = another bad call by him BTW. I was for him playing and still am glad he was given that chance tho he subsequently blew it. Sorry due process needed to occur in that case. In all cases.

    With Brooks sounds like with him charged w/ a misdemeanor you may have a point since due process seems to have led to charges but no action from NFL. Maybe due to no felony he gets to remain active while the investigation goes forward. Part of due process is getting all the facts. You know what is on the tape? Just nail him regardless? Chuck will love ya.

    You weren’t here for the great Ray Mac flap but believe me this place discussed all aspects in great depth.

    Due process prevents lynch mobs which is why it should always occur. Always. IMO

  153. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If it were a marginal player, that player would have been cut for sure. That the team thinks Brooks is that important to their pass rush is pretty pathetic all by itself.

  154. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    False = “he’s reportedly charged with rape”

    No he’s charged with misdemeanor sexual battery I believe, not Rape, a felony.

    Big difference.

  155. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers – if Brooks wasn’t in the NFL, he’d be in jail.

    Phil – You’re missing the point… and frankly, that’s what the NFL and 49ers hope you do.

  156. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Groping if I recall accurately?
    Yes, misdemeanor at the present time from all I’ve read on the matter.
    Without the security video turned over by Ray Mac, Brooks likely isn’t even implicated in the matter.

    Sad but true, these guys aren’t choir boys, by any stretch.

  157. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Eagles pass on Ponder, take Jags QB Stephen Morris.

  158. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Groping shouldn’t be a misdemeanor charge, it should be felony patheticness.

  159. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No argument there Skeebs.
    The term predator, or sleaze bag, might fit as well.

  160. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles shows that he has it out for Raymac and let’s Brooks slide.
    He hasn’t asked Pyongyong N.K. chapter if they would let Brooks babysit or date their daughters. No outrage which was fake the first time.

  161. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Steelers have been busy making claims I see.
    Not something normally associated with them that I can recall in recent years.
    Grabbed players from the Saints/Bucs and Packers.

  162. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If the 49ers are going to be consistent, which I don’t believe they could be if the decided to put all their efforts towards do so, Brooks is cut because of “a series of poor decisions” just like McDonald was cut.

    And NJ – take a stand. You ride the fence better than the squirrel in the tree Rob plays checkers with. Take a stand. Sit him or play him? We all know they aren’t choir boys. It’s not about the players. It’s about the organization and how the 49ers are handling this. What’s your stand? Sit him or play him? My guess, NJ, is that you’re too chicken shit to take a stand.

  163. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Okoye to Cardinals practice squad. So we keep Purcell and TJE over Okoye and rumors that NT Garrison Smith and DT Kaleb Ramsey are on our PS. This is on Guido.

  164. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh took the heat for playing Raymac and Aldon.
    Harbaugh is long gone but now it’s revealed this is really what Jed and Baalke want. Winning with class were empty words and just a cheap shot slogan at Harbaugh.

    The chickenshit thing is that the statement is from “The 49ers” without Jed or Baalke’s name on it and then they let Tomsula walk the plank and answer for it.

  165. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit he’s innocent until proven guilty.
    It’s deemed a misdemeanor and, the league hasn’t imposed any restrictions on his playing status thus far.

    He’s earning a salary to play.
    By that criteria, I play him if no better option is available.

    I don’t condone the behavior. Period.

    Talk about riding a fence?
    Thought you quit this team?

  166. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Team going young and development of future starters. So why Purcell and TJE over Okoye. Let that sink in.

    For PS need to get Marcus Rush. See what Guido does.

  167. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – What if a family member of yours had been convicted of a sex crime? Would you still play Brooks? Hell no you wouldn’t. And there are people all over the world, right now, as I type this and you read this, who are being violated in some sexual way. And the 49ers starting Brooks week one, under your criminally cowardice claim of “innocent until proven guilty” are only condoning true sex crimes everywhere. And for what, NJ? So the 49ers can go 3-13? Shame on you, dude. I used to think you better.

  168. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Naw NJ, spit’s got a boner for “H” and hates Jed. Tough position to be in. Leave the team behind because Jed isn’t who he wants him to be. Brilliant!

  169. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cowboys traded for Seattle RB Christine Michael.
    Guess they’re not sold on Run DMc staying healthy?

  170. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    So Winder – We should put you in the same category? Start a guy charged with a sex crime? That’s “Brilliant.” Way to think it through. You’re a high class dude.

  171. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You just made NJ’s point.
    Brooks has NOT BEEN CONVICTED. You are assuming he’s guilty.
    Just like Chuckles was assuming Raymac was guilty.
    Raymac still has not been convicted of anything but he was told to stay out of trouble and couldn’t keep it in his pants that led to him getting canned.

  172. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit –

    You are absolutely right. I am assuming he’s guilty. Why? Because of the rubric I laid out earlier. The NFL is a charge suppression machine. If there are charges, he’s guilty, and shame on this blog for not wanting Brooks to sit the opener and at least until the case is heard and ruled upon. And Shame on you, Bullit.

  173. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’m out. If you believe Brooks should start week one, you condone sexual misconduct. It’s just that simple.

  174. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, it’s a brutal business in terms of the personalities that get employed here.
    A sex crime is a crime by the letter of the laws being applied.

    Baalke/Jed laid him on the League to decide.
    If Santa Clara PD deems it a misdemeanor, so it is.
    There’s a lot of zeroes attached to that Contract Brooks is playing under.
    He’s as good as gone once Harold or Lynch surpass him on the depth chart.

    I’m a parent, I hear you loud and clear, it’s not the Man in this example, it’s the player under Contract.
    He’s got a right to earn a living and, if the league won’t pay him to sit, he’s got a right to work for his dough, sad as that is.

    Had Goodell ‘parked’ him on the exempt list, we’d likely have accepted it and moved on.
    He’s on life support in terms of his playing career right now.

  175. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit, pretty weak argument, I thought Brooks would have been gone by now. But, like all of the organizations decisions I had no say and no real facts.

  176. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It’s kinda funny but all the blame for the “12” draft goes to Baalke and rightly so. But at the time we were all discussing what “H,s” imput was. Quite a few people thought the Pac 12 picks had a lot to do with “H” having seen them in action. But we all know he was totally blameless. Right.

  177. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    LMJ was the only pick in that draft from the Pac 12.
    The other picks were from other conferences.
    What’s your point then?

  178. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – What’s a weak argument? That you condone sexual misconduct? If I was condoning sexual misconduct like you are, I’d attack the argument and the opposition as well – and you’ve attempted to do both. So I take it, Winder, you support Brooks playing week one? Pathetic.

  179. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- what do you think my point is. I guess you think the HC had no input non the draft. We also picked up a few UDFA’s through those years from Stanford and other pac 12 teams But those don’t count do they.

  180. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Looking at the 4 drafts when Harbaugh was here the Niners drafted exactly 3 players from the Pac 12.
    Marcus Martin and Ronald Johnson were the other two from U$C besides LMJ.
    They did not draft any players from Stanford.
    My point is Baalke is the GM and responsible for the drafts but you need to clarify what you’re trying to say.

  181. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- You have gone off the deep end.

  182. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I was totally clear. Sorry if you can’t see it.

  183. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I hold he GM responsible for the final say. If Baalke doesn’t like it he should step aside. Are you now saying Baalke is just a puppet or figurehead and Harbaugh controlled everything?
    Do you realize they have had more guys from South Carolina on their roster than Stanford? How do explain that?

  184. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – This is a guy who has punched a woman in 2008. He broke a bottle over a teammate’s head in 2013. And now he’s charged with sexual misconduct in 2015. And you think I’ve gone off the deep end? Shame on you, Winder.

  185. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit-“Are you now saying Baalke is just a puppet or figurehead and Harbaugh controlled everything?” No, your saying that. And I am totally amazed that you came up with that. But, whatever.

  186. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    That’s why I asked you to clarify. You are being evasive with your answers and I’m asking you for straight talk if that’s possible.

  187. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the uplifting this morning fellas, I needed that. Peace, out

  188. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Winder mentioned UDFA and Shane Skov is from stanford.

  189. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When Harbaugh became HC I expected him to bring on a lot more
    Stanford guys but he resisted.
    Just like Bill Walsh wanted to draft one of his Stanford QBs but was talked out of it. A defining moment in 49er franchise history. Walsh wanted Steve Dils but his staff talked him into taking Joe Montana and the rest is history.

  190. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:


    …and you should be benched for being a commie thief. You have no problem with criminals as long as they are your kind of criminals.

    Being charged by police is essentially meaningless in law as is indictment, if the prosecutor wants it, it will happen. That’s why they say a DA could indict a ham sandwich.

    You base your bullshit position and claim your moral high ground on …”And from what little I can gather…” That’s kneejerk justice and idiotic reasoning at best.

    Jed and Baalke caved to social media with RayMac not to the law. And if you think any of these guys are let go due only to their lawless behavior you’re more naive than I thought, and that’s more than a bit.

    I have an idea if you were wrongfully charged with a crime you’d be crying the loudest about unfair process and innocent until proven guilty.

    Prove to me Brooks is guilty of sexual assault and I’ll help you nail his nuts to the wall.

  191. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    2014 49er roster had 3 players from the Pac 12 and 2 were let go.

  192. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Word is you’ll see the Niners in black unis at the home opener against the Vikes. It’s disheartening that they are messing with tradition just to market a different color jersey which are also butt ugly.

    Also Pats waived TE Asante Cleveland and he went unclaimed and then Pats signed him to their practice squad. Depends on how Devey does at RG but it seems the Niners got the better of this deal so far.

  193. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    There’s more than enough convenient hypocrisy to go around regarding valuable employees getting special treatment to buy this line = “If you condone Brooks playing you condone sexual crimes everywhere”.

    Does the criminal justice system get subverted by money and power? Yes obviously.
    Does that mean we’re better of scrapping due process and presumption of innocence until proven guilty as many suggest? No unless moral outrage trumps rule of law in your world. It doesn’t in mine and it’s clear the process is not perfect but it’s the best we have.

    I don’t buy the position that “Good if not perfect is bad”.

    We already smoked this joint completely. Keep the roach.

  194. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you’re the optimistic 49er supporter time to put some money down on the home opener. The line has swung a full 7 points since early June according to the Vega$ Sportsbooks.

    From Niner Nation
    “That has led to a big swing in Vegas, where the 49ers have gone from 4.5-point favorites to 2.5-point underdogs, according to”

  195. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – I enjoy a healthy debate with you from time to time. It’s because of zingers like this one… “and you should be benched for being a commie thief. You have no problem with criminals as long as they are your kind of criminals.”

    You’re 50% right. I shouldn’t be benched because I’m a beast on the field and defenses can’t score when I’m playing. But you are correct – I don’t have problems with criminals if they are my kind of criminals only because I recognize, correctly, that some of the people who write some of the laws in American are themselves criminals. Ever read any Henry David Thoreau? “The only place for a just man in a corrupt society is in jail.” America is corrupt. Don’t kid yourself.

    What’s the risk / reward? Billion dollar companies think about risk / reward all the time. The risk to Jed is that more people will walk away from Jed York and the 49ers for callously starting a sex offender on opening day. The reward is the 49ers might win one more game with Brooks and go from 2-14 to 3-13. Big deal. Does anyone really think starting Brooks is the difference between going to the playoffs or staying home? If they answer is no, then sitting Brooks really has no downside.

    And to your point about me being wrongfully charged with a crime. Here’s the difference – it’s called a record. I have no record. I’m as clean as a virgin’s honeypot. Can you say the same for Ahmad Brooks? Of course you can’t. This is why even court will set bail high or low compared to prior arrests. So Brooks crying innocent would be about as believable as you crying smart. However, if someone charged Tim Tebow with a sex crime, there’s room for reasonable doubt. That would be an interesting process because he has no priors. But hell, even if Tebow had a laundry list of priors Jed York would hire him to backup Kaep and I bet Tebow’d be better than Gabbert even with the fuzz after him.

  196. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit there’s the school of thought that ‘said female’ was involved at that soirée, with the express intent of entrapment too.

    Had Ray Mac not provided the security video there’s a good chance nothing would have gone this far.
    How big a swing in punishment occurred for Ray Rice’s elevator video?
    Goodell and the powers that be attempted to sweep the entire incident under the rug, until TMZ was tipped on the security video.

    All about corrupt officials within the NFL attempting damage control on one of it’s high priced ‘talents’.

    The laws are written by those in power.
    Buy the politician, influence the system.
    Too much money involved in the political system.

    Ray Mac likely fried both of them while attempting to skirt a rape charge.

  197. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Give yourself a break. If she was out for entrapment, they’d have settled long ago. She was at a bar. She met McDonald there and McDonald took her home. She fell around the spa area and hit her head because of the roofies McDonald and Brooks slipped into her drink. They tagged teamed her ass until 4am and then when she woke up rode hard and put away wet, the only person she could blame was Ole’ McDonald because it was his bed.

    Now obviously this is hyperbole, but what’s more likely to have happened? My version or yours? Mine. Do you know why? Because the DA has indicted McDonald and charged Brooks. That’s all you need to know. If she was out for entrapment, they’d have already settled long before charges, and if there wasn’t enough evidence for the DA to fight the NFL (which means there’s a ton of evidence) there wouldn’t be charges. And if it was entrapment, there might be charges against her. Not the case.

    The fact that almost everyone on this blog thinks that Brooks should play on Sunday is disgusting to me.

  198. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Let the quest for 6 wins begin. Can’t happen soon enough what with all the changes and distractions.

    Those who have a self-confessed biased against “The Team” will latch onto anything to further their agenda. Transparent baloney.

  199. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit no matter the intent, or the motives involved, these 2 acted like scum.
    No video, likely no charges.
    Due process is afforded to one and all in this Country, right or wrong.

    Just posted to Chuck another possible scenario.
    Await the League’s ruling, seek to trade Brooks.
    He’s an open wound on the face of this franchise now.

    Time to put this sh!t in the rearview mirror and move on.
    Whether we’re 3-13 or 13-3, guys like Ray/Aldon and Brooks are paid to play football.
    The NFLPA protects their rights to earn a living too.

    As I’ve suggested, I think Baalke was leaning on the League to eat the Cap money on the Exempt List so as to open the roster spot and remove the Cap hit.

    Simply my 2¢ worth on the subject.

  200. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – If you were any more stupid, I’d be conversing with a tree stump. This isn’t about the player or the legal process. It’s about the 49ers’ decision to start and play Brooks on opening day. No excuse for it.

  201. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit open your eyes to the NFL reality.
    It’s about THE MONEY.
    Plain and simple.
    Millions of dollars worth.

    I’d prefer to see Brooks gone now too.
    That money attached to his ‘skills’ is what’s preventing the move from happening right now.

    I’d be looking for a way to move him off the roster right now too.
    They didn’t have the chance to protect themselves on his Contract as they did with Aldon.
    It is, what it is.
    An employer/employee Contract for the right to work.

    Morally, I agree. But, his money is accounted for by League rules.
    With all the discipline Goodell has had his hands in, the lawyers are getting richer by the minute defending his poor discipline decisions.
    The Commish is batting below the Mendoza Line.
    Everything he’s touched has turned to sh!t when it comes to ‘protecting the Shield’.

    The excuse for it is, we’re on the hook for his salary or, the Cap hit involved with paying him to leave.
    It’s a business decision. Protected by the NFLPA.

  202. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood, you and a lot of others make a huge mistake in trying to equate the NFL to a ‘school for boys’ or anything close to an institution for correcting or punishing bad behavior.

    It’s the National Football League. Its business is playing football and selling that as entertainment to the public. It does a poor job of practicing jurisprudence. Hell, societies which are based on it, do a poor job many times.

    There are less criminals in the population of the NFL than society at large and one helluva lot more good-deed-doers per capita. It’s not the teams’ job either, but I think it should fall more on the team than the league if it has to fall anywhere in the NFL because they can better use their discretion to punish whatever behavior they deem unacceptable by whatever degree they see fit since they are the player’s employer.

    For the most part I don’t think the team or the league should be able to damage a man’s career or income on an accusation, especially by an unconscious victim who was there willingly and stayed over two more days, before the legal system is allowed to render its verdict.

    Spitblood justice should stay in the shire, aka shithole, where it belongs.

  203. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If they tell everyone that Brooks is playing, they communicate a message that he’s capable of producing on the field.
    If his Contract is written with ‘conduct’ language, I’m sure they’re looking for a way to void his deal, in part or, in whole just to rid themselves of the distraction.

    I could care less about his involvement on the team right now.
    He’s been benched for less.
    It’s about damage control now as well.
    If the League imposes discipline, that too could provide the team an out, if conduct language can be enforced.

  204. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – It’s not an issue of punishing bad behavior. It’s an issue of what an organization stands for. For instance, and I know you’ll think this is liberal propaganda, but the company Patagonia was founded in Santa Barbara. There were three guys who all hung out together and rock climbed together. One founded Patagonia, one founded North Face and the other some lesser-known company. The owner of Patagonia is a very successful man. When he first started his company, he wrote a book called “Let My People Surf.” Patagonia’s corp office was close to the beach in Santa Barbara and a lot of his workers were surfers who followed the tides. The owner found letting his people drop everything to surf actually made his workers more happy and more productive, hence the name of his book – and the successfullness of his company.

    I don’t care what the NFL shield stands for to you guys. And I don’t care what each individual owner does with his brand. The reality is that how you run your organization, independent of the other 31 owners, has a profound impact on how happy the co-workers (in this case players) are. Happy players equals a successful team. And I don’t buy it at all that the players weren’t happy under Harbaugh, but that’s besides the point.

    If you want the players on the 49ers to be happy, there has to be a sense of justice on the team – of right and wrong. There are plenty of 49er players right now who think Ahmad Brooks is a criminal, and don’t want to be around him. There has to be a sense of right and wrong for the team concept to work, and right and wrong is ultimately dictated by the top. That’s the case with all the great organizations. The New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and so on have maintained greatness because their owners have protected their brand independently of the other 31 teams.

    I just saw the other day Mike Tomlin talking about one of his players who had some personal problems I believe with addiction and Tomlin publically came out and said, “So-n-so has problems right now bigger than football, and the Steelers organization is going to stand by him.” That’s exactly the right approach. While the 49ers cut addicts and criminalize them, they simultaneously keep sex offenders on the team. And all the while the rest of the locker room looks around at each other and thinks the organization they play for is a clown show. First thing to go when that happens is morale. And Trotter has already touched on it that morale with the 49ers is scary low to start the season. That’s not because of Jim Tomsula. That’s because of Jed York.

    My point is… starting Brooks actually hurts your team. You might think it helps to win more games. I don’t. You give me the same team as you, with magically the same players and coaches, and the team that handles issues like Ahmad Brooks better is the team that will win more games – because of morale.

  205. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit your point about morale is warranted.
    If you go back to the Tomsula interview, following the release of Aldon, you can clearly see how Tomsula felt the pain of Aldon’s battle with his demons.
    I don’t doubt for a minute that Jed/Baalke want this circus of off field misdeeds to cease.
    Within those circles of players there are also some clique’s that circumvent the higher order to stabilize themselves from within.
    Guys like Staley and Boldin would likely serve as those mentors on Offense, where guys like Bowman and Bethea might handle the Defense.

    Tomsula strikes me as a players Coach who genuinely gets the guys to buy in, for the good of the locker room.

    We’ll see how this progresses as games are decided but, if Brooks isn’t devoted to his profession, Tomsula isn’t going to kiss his A$$ at the expense of the team.
    If Brooks does indeed take the field vs MN, he’s expected to pull his weight in terms of production.
    Tomsula benched him vs the NYG last year.
    He won’t hesitate to send that message again if necessary.

    Again, I’m advocating for some sort of Cap relief if it can be worked out.
    He clearly sends the wrong message with the history of behavior he’s exhibited off the field.
    I’m willing to bet they’re looking for a way to make him old news, without burning the money they have tied up in his deal right now.

    He IS an embarrassment. No disagreement there.
    By the same token, he’s still under Contract.
    Those Cap dollars aren’t cheap, or easy to ignore in this game.

  206. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And, if memory serves, Tomsula benched Brooks vs the NYG to allow Aldon some reps.
    Clearly there were debates surrounding the Aldon infractions while under Harbaughs’ command as well.
    We can’t know, with any certainty, who directed whom on the Aldon playing decisions, can we?

    Purely speculation on all our parts.
    However, as you suggest, some players were bothered by the decision.
    One of them was obviously Brooks in that particular game.

  207. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for your reference to the Trotter Tweet.

    There was some feedback related to what many thought was another wave of negativity from within.

    For what it’s worth –

  208. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dug up what was reported regarding Brooks’ benching vs NYG last year.
    Appears that Brooks benched himself.

  209. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From the tone of that article, Glazer suggests that Cleveland was, again, rumored for a possible Trade.
    Who that Trade involved isn’t made clear there.
    It also suggests Harbaugh and Brooks were having differences of some sort.

    It’s all open to speculation, which is what drives the media bandwagon.
    Brooks is obviously a powder keg of emotions.
    Good for football, likely not so good elsewhere.

  210. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, from the Sportsnaut article you linked:

    The sky is not falling in San Francisco. Will the team have its ups and down? Certainly, but by no means is this franchise in danger of suffering another meltdown like it did last year when rumors of Harbaugh’s demise began and torpedoed the season.

    On Bishop’s release:

  211. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the link NoFear49er.
    9ers own site neglected to update that transaction.

    With regard to the sky falling, I take every media ‘report’ with a nano-grain of salt.
    Cleveland was the landing spot for Harbaugh.
    Cleveland may have been a landing spot for Brooks.
    All these pundits do is create theories to drive traffic.
    We’ve been doing our share here and elsewhere for how long now?

    I’m in the boat of “I’ll believe it when it happens”.
    Good for conversation but, I’m not one to criticize another for having a POV.
    It’s good for keeping the juices flowing certainly.

    With respect to the Trotter piece, Torrey seems to suggest he was entangled in a conversation not on topic with the Trotter view.
    It’s almost to the point of information overload.

  212. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland Blog they hold Harbaugh accountable for all the off field incidents and their filters seemed to have missed what York stated

    ““Our mission is very simple,” said York. “The San Francisco 49ers win with class. We haven’t won, and I don’t think we’ve conducted ourselves with the level of class that I expect of our organization. We’ve had off-the-field issues. That’s going to happen in sports. The level that it’s happened here is not acceptable.”

    When told that he sounded like someone evading accountability and dumping responsibility for the organization’s initial lack of discipline regarding Smith and McDonald on his ex-coach, York adamantly disagreed. “I know what my gut was,” York continued, “and we did things that probably doesn’t gel well with who I am … Ray McDonald was ultimately my decision not to do anything. It was. You need to make sure people are accountable. I’m not putting this on Jim, and please, understand this. Jim was …”

    Read more here:
    “Our mission is very simple,” said York. “The San Francisco 49ers win with class. We haven’t won, and I don’t think we’ve conducted ourselves with the level of class that I expect of our organization. We’ve had off-the-field issues. That’s going to happen in sports. The level that it’s happened here is not acceptable.”

    When told that he sounded like someone evading accountability and dumping responsibility for the organization’s initial lack of discipline regarding Smith and McDonald on his ex-coach, York adamantly disagreed. “I know what my gut was,” York continued, “and we did things that probably doesn’t gel well with who I am … Ray McDonald was ultimately my decision not to do anything. It was. You need to make sure people are accountable. I’m not putting this on Jim, and please, understand this. Jim was …”


    Did you read that? Jed say Ray McDonald was his decision to do nothing.
    Jed is doing the same with Brooks. It’s up to the owner.

    Time to stop the blame game and finger wagging. The truth shall set you free and we have a direct quote from Jed York.

    The entire article

  213. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Despite rumors the Raiduhs were interested Craig Dahl is nw a NY Giant

  214. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kam Chancellor continues his holdout for a new contract.
    He’ll start missing game checks which is a lot more than the $267K he’s been fined for missing TC and the preseason.

    Related is the Giants signed Dahl so does this mean they’re done trying to deal for Chancellor?

  215. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Is Chancellor solely an in-the-box safety used safely in the scheme. Remember comments for the draft that he lacks speed and in 5 years would start degrading and out of football.

  216. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chancellor is the Boom in “Legion of Boom”.
    He is the modern day Tim Mcdonald but has other skills and can cover. Not sure on his speed now but everyone gets old.

  217. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Dawson 41, Boldin 35, VD 32, Brooks 32, bush 31, and Boone 29 are players ages next year and good chance none will be on the team. Currently niners are the 8th youngest.

    So according to this NN commenter Staley and Bethea will be the last of the old men for 2016.

  218. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Last of the old men. Juggle a few letters and a good 1995 movie “Last of the Dog Men”.

    With all the young guys getting big experience this year there will be less incentive to bring in older players for seasoning. Could be battling with Rams for youngest roster next year.

    Cheap ass non-football York’s are doing the Mr. Grinch dance all the way to the bank.

  219. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    2016 will be interesting because they will have at least $30 mil in cap room to spend.
    The big worry was Aldon Smith’s contract but that’s no longer a factor.
    They will overpay someone to replace him and hopefully they are almost as productive on field with no headaches.

    Even Alex Mack of the Browns has been in the NFL for 7 years.
    He’ll be 30 next year and looking for one more big payday.
    Do you pay $8 mil a year for an all pro Center to anchor your line? Kick Kilgore to Guard and it is doubtful Boone signs because he has the poison pill in his deal that the Niners can’t franchise him.

    When healthy Mack is the best center in football.

  220. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I think the love affair with CK has to end this year. A lot of Homer hearts breaking.

    Niners legacy of Montana and Young needs to dictate reason into the FO minds. Prove it season for CK on all mental aspects which so far has been an epic fail. All position groups need the depth tested this year, including Gabbert.

    Big FA dollars earmarked for FA QB1. NFL Rewind eyeballs scrutinizing CK.

  221. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Some DL were cut from recent drafts. Montori Hughes, Devon Still, and Louis Nix. Future niner NT? Maybe just lazy and reclaimable?

  222. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Not completely sure, but isn’t Dahl the only guy we cut that got picked up by another team?

  223. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Okoye on cardinals PS

  224. robNo Gravatar says:

    I’m hearing we’ll be wearing our alternate black unis in the opener vs. Minnesota.
    Wow those things are baddass

  225. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    What does Jed do if he needs to fire Baalke?

    I’m certain Baalke is one of the worst GMs in football, with the 3 NFC Championship games being about Scot McCloughan and Jim Harbaugh, but my question is what will it take to fire Trent Baalke? Jed is completely in denial. Jed was asked recently by a member of the Bay Area media if he felt his popularity took a hit after the release of Harbaugh, and Jed pointed to a group of fraternity brothers who were toasting Jed at some country club recently (or some ridiculousness like that) as evidence that the Bay Area is still behind Jed. That’s denial, but it’s also an inability to evaluate.

    There’s no doubt both Jed and Trent can’t evaluate anything. Trent can’t evaluate college draft choices or NFL free agents, and Jed can’t evaluate the job people underneath him are doing. The obvious evidence to both is the current state of the 49ers post Harbaugh. But if Jed’s in denial land, lost with his head in the clouds, what will it take for him to fire his best buddy during the Harbaugh firing debacle? I love it. Jed can’t fire Trent for several years.

    Let’s say several more of Baalke’s picks flame out this year and are cut next year. A normal owner might fire the GM for a lack of draft pick production, but the minute Jed fires Baalke everyone’s gonna know that Jed York picked the wrong horse in the Baalke / Harbaugh horse race. I do believe Jim Harbaugh knew that Trent Baalke was a a bad talent evaluator and left because Jim’s success was connected to Trent’s abilities. I’ve made this case numerous times before.

    So while Jed York is stuck with poor Baalke decisions – the last one being the decision to pay Dockett $2.5 million even if he was released… which he was – the 49er roster is going to be in free fall mode. I love where Skeeber’s head is at. The minute nobody is picking up 49er scraps after cut down days, that’s the minute the 49er roster is one of the worst in football and those days are upon us, gentle readers. But if Baalke continues to draft guys like Lemonier, LaMicheal James, Vance McDonald, AJ Jenkins, Jimmy Ward, Joe Looney, Nick Moody and others, this team wouldn’t be fit to win the Grey Cup and there’s nothing Jed York can do about it. Talk about your Trent Baalke job security. LMAO. I love it.

  226. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    C’mon Spit.
    Moody WAS your guy.
    Stop flip-flopping.

    The Draft is about 3yrs from now.
    Prove it deals.
    Earn an extension or, find work elsewhere.

  227. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    So let me understand your logic here, NJ… you complete retard.

    If I like a guy immediately but start to believe he doesn’t have the mental ability to play the inside linebacker position, somehow that dialogue discredits or precludes the player from becoming a Baalke blunder? Do I have that right? And where’s the flip-flop?

    Let me try to simplify this for your pea brained ass, NJ. My thoughts one way or another on any Baalke picks don’t preclude the player or players from busting and that bust hurting Baalke’s draft credentials. I could think a player the greatest ever, he busts and Baalke still looks like an idiot. And it’s certainly not a flip-flop to say a player has the physical ability but not the mental tools. That’s my assessment of Moody. And NJ, you complete tool, I’m not at the combine like Baalke is interviewing and screening for mental midgets. If I was, you’d be sent home. With extreme prejudice.

    NJ – You’re gonna have a tougher and tougher time defending your boy, Baalke. He’s a terrible talent evaluator. The longer you cling to Baalke, the dumber you’re gonna look. Mark my words.

  228. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have added the 10th player to Practice Squad claiming OT Tanner Hawkinson off waivers from the Bengals.
    A 5th rd draft pick in 2013 from Kansas he’s played several games filling in for injured players last year.

  229. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I have two words for you.
    Jake Locker

    Had to listen to you for months. You had him in the HOF. Never heard you say you missed big time on that call.

    Remember your pledge if the Niners beat the Saints in the playoff game you would stop watching football?

    Hollow promises? Stop acting like Chuckles who has amnesia for every boast he’s made.

  230. robNo Gravatar says:

    Lawrence okoye signs with Arizona

  231. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In Pyongyang N.K. chapter, Fairyland blog, the head fairy has this line of thinking that Habaugh acted on his own on “due process” and without Jed York’s consent even though Jed Yorkm has gone on public record saying it was his and only his decision.

    “York adamantly disagreed. “I know what my gut was,” York continued, “and we did things that probably doesn’t gel well with who I am … Ray McDonald was ultimately my decision not to do anything. It was. You need to make sure people are accountable. I’m not putting this on Jim, and please, understand this.”

    So Chuckles will just make up his BS and stick to the narrative
    despite evidence to the contrary. You really hae to be brainwashed or brain dead to believe this clown.

  232. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles just runs his mouth and then sticks his foot in it.

    Tomsula has already stated that Brooks will be back at practice and will play against the Vikes.

    What part of that statement doesn’t he understand?

    Same with Jed saying it was his decisions on both Raymac and Aldon.

    Not sure why Chuckles is ranting about due process.

  233. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Rams cut Barrett Jones C and Isaiah Battle T and we elected to put some UDFA garbage on our PS. Jones had injuries but TB has a thing for medical redshirts, except a high 3rd Rd pick from Alabama iirc. Battle may be a psycho but shit he has to have more promise than ???? UDFA’s.

    Nick Easton or Barrett Jones. Battle or Hawkinson. Something to follow? Draft picks can flame out as well as udfa’s

  234. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Hawkinson a bad example, he is a former 5th Rd pick. Why put another S on the PS. We already have two 1st and a 2nd already.

  235. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad Chuckles is a phony and has “selective outrage”.

    Always the hypocrite with the double standard, it just depends on who is being accused of the offense.

    I say this because he’s bringing his daughters into this and we know what a misogynist Chuckles has been. Chuckles acts like he has the market cornered on females, be they, daughters, spouses, sisters …

    I ask Chuckles to be consistent. When the accusations were leveled against Kap, Chuckles called his accuser names and attacked her reputation before all the facts came out. Chuckles aspires to be head of the Kap fanboy club but he treated that case differently than these.

    Chuckles did the old flip flop and we all remember Chuckles and Aaron Hernandez support. That’s why I call him a phony and a flip flopper.

    Chuckles swore that Aaron Hernandez would be out of jail inside of a year and playing in the NFL. How does he reconcile that?

  236. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Earlier he claimed he had a son and launched into phony outrage when I called him on it. That’s when I knew he was coo-coo for koko puffs. That was here a while back. Expert on phony outrage that one. Haven’t been engaging over there since. Not going to play his oppositional game of contrariness.

    Nothing new, nothing will EVER change. The boy can’t help it. Not worth it. I applaud Skeebers for good judgment.

  237. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t expect people to change whether a blogger here, FO personnel, politician, whomever. People don’t. Change.

    That’s fine. Take their measure, if not to taste, move on. It’s very simple. Saves a lot of wear and tear.

    Like York and Balkey. Love the team, scorn the leaders. No big.

  238. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Glad I’m not in the land of great expectations regarding the Niners. With the constant need to be lowering them as each piece falls off the great ship we were happily sailing on recently.

    Now it’s full rebuilding mode with GM grabbing cheap young players hoping to build for the future. Not sure what was wrong with the previous future we were enjoying. But those in control insisted we have this ‘something else my way’. Hope but do not expect things to work out.

    6-10 or less most likely.

  239. phil FanNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs are we going to have an ‘official’ list of predictions this year? If so put me down for 6-10

  240. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – You’re mostly full of shit. No offense. First off, you simply occupy this blog as a guy who references links and cries about Chuck. There’s not much substance there. Do you ever take a stand or give an opinion? It’s easy to criticize those who do… like me.

    And regarding Jake Locker… two words for your ridiculousness…. ABAS and Munchak. You figure out what I’m saying… then go cry about Chuck some more. Actually, instead of reading his stuff there and then bringing his poison back over here, why don’t you man up and blog over there?

  241. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Still here? Didn’t you promise to stop blogging when Alex Smith beat the Saints?

    So who’s full of shit?

  242. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I was thinking of skipping the predictions list this year, but what the heck. I’ll put it up this weekend. Anybody who hasn’t voted and wants to, now’s the time.

  243. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here’ what I have so far:

    NJ49er: 9-7
    Bakkentom: 5-11
    Grumpy: 7-9
    Rob: 10-6
    Skeebers: 6-10
    Winder: 10-6
    Phil Fan: 6-10
    Chuck: 11-5
    Spitblood: 4-12
    RTFirefly: 5-11

  244. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ok Skeebs. Suspect some of those will be changed lower as the good ship Niners has continued to sputter along.

    Yep exorcising the ghost of the departed unholy spirit has been a big job. More for some than others. But Bullit brings a lot more than grumbling. He says a lot about the way the FO is running the team (into the ground) and the curious moves of the GM re: drafting, FAs, and our QB.

    All good

  245. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    11-5 from Chuck? Really now that’s nutz

  246. BythornNo Gravatar says:


  247. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Very hard to gauge the team because the preseason was almost a non event.
    Put me down for 6-9-1 and being optimistic.

    Just hope whatever they’re hiding is good and not shortcomings.

  248. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I’m not going to get drawn into one of your pathetic debates that has little meaning. I’m not Chuck, after all. Are you considering blogging on his site, or are you going to continue to read him and run back here like a coward to respond? Regarding my hyperbole about the Saints, I can’t even remember what I said or didn’t say, but I do know I was a serious doubter regarding Alex Smith vs Drew Brees. And I was right. The Saints turned the ball over 6 times in that game, and Alex Smith still made a game of it right down to the end.

    Either way, Bullit… pick a blog. If you want to respond to Chuck, go on his site you coward. Nobody wants to read you responding to him here. Man up. Grow a pair.

  249. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I’m not going to get drawn into one of your pathetic debates that has little meaning. I’m not Chuck, after all. Are you considering blogging on his site, or are you going to continue to read him and run back here like a coward to respond? Regarding my hyperbole about the Saints, I can’t even remember what I said or didn’t say, but I do know I was a serious doubter regarding Alex Smith vs Drew Brees. And I was right. The Saints turned the ball over 6 times in that game, and Alex Smith still made a game of it right down to the end.

    Either way, Bullit… pick a blog. If you want to respond to Chuck, go on his site you coward. Nobody wants to read you responding to him here. Man up. Grow a pair.

  250. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    This coming from the guy who says he’s done with this team.

    Where have we heard this before? Like every year. All this BS from the guy who can’t even post using his own name because he’s been kicked off more blogs than Kap was sacked last year.

    Hey why don’t you run your own blog? Oh wait you did once and you had 3 participants. That was epicly funny when your blog was cricket city for weeks on end.

  251. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I cannot let Spit outdo me. Niners 2015 3-13.

  252. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I’ve got really, really good advice for you: Get a life.

  253. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Before offering advice to others you need to ask yourself why you’ve been banned from almost every single 49er blog and why your attempt at a blog crashed and burned.

    Most know the answer but until you recognize it for yourself you’ll always have your head up your….

  254. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Your attempt to lure me into a Chuck-like debate is beneath me. If you need Chuck, which is clearly demonstrated by your twenty posts a day addressing him, go blog over there.

    Are you not man enough? I’m man enough to answer your question about the Saints. Are you man enough to answer why you have such a man crush on Chuck but yet won’t blog over there?

  255. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, plug me in for 7-9.
    I haven’t seen much from the passing game to expect much more than that at this point in time.

  256. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    V, if it were up to me, I would go after your provider and forward a fat sample of your harassment to their legal people.

  257. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    49er blogging has gone into the proverbial toilet.

  258. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ed Hochuli will be the referee for Monday’s opener against the Vikes.

    I’d give you the link but one individual frowns on providing and sharing info but I will continue as usual. Too bad!

  259. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    An article from Minnesota on Norv and the full arsenal of weapons he has this year.
    Looks like the Niner defense will be tested and how they respond will determine who wins.
    Vikes like to run the end arounds on misdirection. They have Patterson and Wallace to challenge and keep a defense honest that over pursues.

  260. robNo Gravatar says:

    yup SKEEBS
    you can tell how far we’ve fallen by the fact that nobody wants our final cuts .
    here’s a list of the players the world champions cut
    England Patriots: OT Chris Martin, QB Ryan Lindley, OL Cameron Fleming, OL Ryan Groy, OL Caylin Hauptmann, LB James Morris, DL Casey Walker, DL A.J. Pataiali’i, RB Tony Creecy, WR Zach D’Orazio, WR DaVaris Daniels, TE Jake Bequette, TE Asante Cleveland, LB Darius Fleming, RB Jonas Gray, CB Robert McClain, DL Zach Moore, WR Jalen Saunders, WR Reggie Wayne, DB Daxton Swanson, DB Justin Coleman, LB Xzavier Dickson, S Brandon King
    I know you must be chomping at the bit to have us sign these guys !

  261. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can they replace Loadholt at RT this season. Their defense is young, very good now and getting better with HC Zimmer.

    Could be a blowout. Next week there are hopes for a win. Steelers have a bad D and RB Bell and WR Bryant are out.

  262. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Loadholt’s replacement is a rookie 4th rd pick TJ Clemmings.

    Reports are he won the RT job having a solid camp and preseason
    and not by default.

  263. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    On paper it would seem like the Steeler’s game might be favorable for the Niners.
    However Steelers play tomorrow night and have an extra 3 days to rest, wait and prepare for the Niners. Then the Niners get on a plane on Thurs/Fri fly cross country and play a 10am game at Heinz Field, a tough home field advantage.
    Schedule makers wren’t kind to the Niners.

  264. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Schedule maers not kind giving the Niners an east coast game on a short week because of Monday Night Football.

  265. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    They have all the weapons and Norv Turner. 2nd year QB has to utilize everyone.

    My gut feel is they will show enough AP and play action off that. Our young D if it is strong anywhere is against the run. If Bridgewater average or better they will kill us with the pass. Their D will shutdown CK.

    Prediction? 31-7 Vikes.

  266. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s face it. Oline is weak so we need run well and play action and a consistent short passing game for TOP.

    If CK is failing with this then Gabbert gets a quarter here and there. May the best QB win.

    If Bills or Browns need a QB through injury or non-performance then TB contacts either for a CK trade and pick up Cassell for backup.

  267. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone is in love with a quick tempo offense when it’s clicking and humming. When it’s not then it puts a tremendous strain on your defense with three and outs.
    Third down conversions were a sore point in preseason.
    Need to keep the chains moving if you want to win.

  268. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Tank from college was a 276 lb DE. Supposedly with diet and weight room up to 300 lbs now.

    May not be strong enough for base downs. So nickel only. Dial and eventually Armstead will be the DE’s. How does this compare to a 2012 Cowboy and MacDonald.

    Maybe we can get Okoye back for next season. Next year all picks in first 3 rounds for O only. Wilhite gets another year.

  269. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Okoye was claimed by Cards and is on their practice squad.
    Niners can claim him but must keep him on the 53 man roster.

    Looks like Niners have given up on Okoye.

  270. robNo Gravatar says:

    I like our DE’s. Dorsey, Williams and Dial to start with a liberal dose of Tank and Armstead.
    I think we have a very good chance against both Minnesota and Pissburgh. The big question mark is the right side of the O-line.

  271. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll say 5-11 on the strength of the defensive front seven.

  272. robNo Gravatar says:

    I say we have a shot at 9-7

  273. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’m amending my initial prediction and I’m now saying 2-14. That’s not hyperbole. And no, I won’t bet with anyone only because 2-14 teams always get garbage, meaningless wins down the stretch and there’s no doubt in my mind that Jed York will be out championing those garbage wins with a vengeance. 2-14 in 2015. 0-16 in 2016. That’s like a campaign rally cry….

  274. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Zimmer smells blood in the water and will blitz half the time through the A gaps. That is how he deals with a suspect offensive line which the Niners will put on the field.

  275. robNo Gravatar says:

    you’ll have to adjust your predictions chart. About four of us have adjusted our picks. just an FYI , It’s trending downward !

  276. robNo Gravatar says:

    If you feel that way why not just leave your pick at 4-12 ?

  277. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Rob, when you’re going to spit on something, may as well make it a good heave.

  278. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Because, Rob, I honestly think this team will go 2-14.

    That said, garbage wins are hard to figure out. We need a formula…

    Out of the playoffs, plus home or away, plus how many regular season starters are you playing vs playing against, plus how many remaining games left in the season, equals whether or not it’s a garbage, meaningless win.

    For instance, last game of the year at home against the Falcons who are also below 5 wins, 8 of their starters are out and the 49ers are only missing 2 starters? That’s a garbage win in my book.

  279. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sharing more info here’s the latest updated depth chart

    Significant that Hayne is listed as the e3rd string back ahead of Davis.
    Also Patton and Ellington are still vying for 3rd WR spot.

    Wide receiver: 81-Anquan Boldin, 11-Quinton Patton or 10-Bruce Ellington
    Left tackle: 74-Joe Staley
    Left guard: 75-Alex Boone, 62-Ian Silberman
    Center: 66-Marcus Martin, 69-Nick Easton
    Right guard: 65-Jordan Devey, 60-Brandon Thomas
    Right tackle: 71-Erik Pears, 77-Trent Brown
    Tight end: 85-Vernon Davis, 89-Vance McDonald, 88-Garrett Celek, 84-Blake Bell
    Wide receiver: 82-Torrey Smith, 18-DeAndrew White
    Fullback: 49-Bruce Milller
    Running back: 28-Carlos Hyde, 23-Reggie Bush, 38-Jarryd Hayne, 20-Mike Davis
    Quarterback: 7-Colin Kaepernick, 2-Blaine Gabbert

    Left defensive tackle: 90-Glenn Dorsey, 63-Tony Jerod-Eddie, 91-Arik Armstead
    Nose tackle: 93-Ian Williams, 64-Mike Purcell
    Right defensive tackle: 92-Quinton Dial, 95-Tank Carradine
    Outside linebacker: 55-Ahmad Brooks, 96-Corey Lemonier
    Inside linebacker: 53-NaVorro Bowman, 56-Shane Skov
    Inside linebacker: 57-Michael Wilhoite, 50-Nick Bellore
    Outside linebacker: 59-Aaron Lynch, 58-Eli Harold
    Left cornerback: 26-Tramaine Brock, 36-Dontae Johnson
    Right cornerback: 20-Kenneth Acker or 27-Keith Reaser, 24-Shareece Wright
    Free safety: 35-Eric Reid, 25-Jimmie Ward
    Strong safety: 41-Antoine Bethea, 29-Jaquiski Tartt, 31-L.J. McCray

    Punter: 5-Bradley Pinion
    Kicker: 9-Phil Dawson
    Holder: 5-Bradley Pinion
    Punt return: 23-Reggie Bush or 38-Jarryd Hayne or 10-Bruce Ellington
    Kick return: 23-Reggie Bush or 38-Jarryd Hayne or 18-DeAndrew White
    Long snapper: 86-Kyle Nelson

  280. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I know somebody doesn’t like that I share info here. I say too bad, you can always ignore if it bothers you so much.

    If you are in the Bay Area the Super Bowl Trophies are going on tour. Following website shows events happening next 2 days.
    You already missed Steve Young and Jim Plunkett today.

    “The 50 Tour will celebrate the Bay Area’s place in Super Bowl history and give residents a chance to experience the excitement of the game’s golden anniversary,” Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce said via press release. “We look forward to bringing the 50 Tour to communities around the Bay Area.”

    So far the event has 12 scheduled stops between mid-September and mid-November. More will be added. Here’s a look at the existing list of locations:
    •September 9 – 10: 2015 NFL Kickoff Celebration, San Francisco
    •September 12 – 13: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Mountain View
    •September 18: Downtown Date Night at Fremont Street Eats, Fremont
    •September 19 – 20: Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, Santa Clara
    •September 26 – 27: Pacific Coast Fog Fest, Pacifica
    •October 2 – 4: Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
    •October 11: Viva CalleSJ, San Jose
    •October 22: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks, Levi’s® Stadium
    •October 30 – October 31: Super Fright Night on the Waterfront, Vallejo
    •November 7 – 8: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
    •November 11 – 12: Napa Valley Film Festival, Yountville
    •November 15: Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings Game, “The 50 Tour will celebrate the Bay Area’s place in Super Bowl history and give residents a chance to experience the excitement of the game’s golden anniversary,” Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce said via press release. “We look forward to bringing the 50 Tour to communities around the Bay Area.”

    So far the event has 12 scheduled stops between mid-September and mid-November. More will be added. Here’s a look at the existing list of locations:
    •September 9 – 10: 2015 NFL Kickoff Celebration, San Francisco
    •September 12 – 13: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Mountain View
    •September 18: Downtown Date Night at Fremont Street Eats, Fremont
    •September 19 – 20: Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, Santa Clara
    •September 26 – 27: Pacific Coast Fog Fest, Pacifica
    •October 2 – 4: Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
    •October 11: Viva CalleSJ, San Jose
    •October 22: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks, Levi’s® Stadium
    •October 30 – October 31: Super Fright Night on the Waterfront, Vallejo
    •November 7 – 8: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
    •November 11 – 12: Napa Valley Film Festival, Yountville
    •November 15: Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings Game, Coliseum

    Get complete details on the tour and associated events from on the Super Bowl Host Committee Website.

    Get complete details on the tour and associated events from on the Super Bowl Host Committee Website.

  281. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Missed in the chaos of how last season ended was this segment
    of “The Faithful”

  282. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Any brave souls have predictions on the score for the Vikes game? I’ll compile those if so and we can see who the real pigskin prognosticators are around here…or who has been struck by blind luck.

    So far we have:

    Tom (bakkentom): 31-7 Vikings. “My gut feel is they will show enough AP and play action off that. Our young D if it is strong anywhere is against the run. If Bridgewater average or better they will kill us with the pass. Their D will shutdown CK”.

    Phil: 24-13 Vikes. “We hit our season average with the O,ST,D producing 13. Wheels come off D in 2nd half”.

    Ok Nostradamus what’s yer call?

  283. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    9ers in a tight one Phil –

  284. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    One. Hundred. And. Fifty. Seven. To. Nothing. Vikings.

  285. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    19-16 Vikes in a FG Fest.

  286. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Safeties can’t help but bite on play-action vs AP without Willis. Zimmer won’t let Kaepernick run wild. Norv finds our weaknesses and we get out-coached in this one.

    Hard to go against the Niners at home but who knows what Tomsula’s team/coaching looks like at this point?

    24-17 Vikings.

  287. winderNo Gravatar says:

    22-18 Niners

  288. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The two starting nickel edge rushers have missed 3 weeks via injury and suspension. We are optimistic on CB’s but none are top quality. How good a passer is Bridgewater? If he can throw an accurate deep ball, with a lot of time, the score could get ugly fast.

  289. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m hoping Mangini can confuse him long enough to give our DBs the edge Bakkentom.
    As NoFear49er suggested, play action with AP easily steals a step too.
    Have to respect his ability to wear us down.
    Should be an interesting matchup.

  290. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Fans can hope, but Wallace and Patterson can outrun anyone in our secondary, including reaser. Should be an interesting game. Their O has a lot of horsepower.

  291. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both QB Coach Logan and OC Chryst confirm what a lot of posters have been saying about Kap, he was not getting past his second read.
    “Interestingly, here’s what Logan, 62, has told his student, a 27-year-old whose 2014 season suggested he’s not close to earning his graduate degree in QB: Let’s give you a lot less homework.

    Logan and offensive coordinator Geep Chryst have taken a less-is-more approach with Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers’ quarterbacks this offseason. Under Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers’ voluminous playbook could vex defenses … and the guy taking snaps.

    At least that’s Logan’s view. Last year, as Kaepernick ranked 24th in the NFL in completion percentage (60.5) and 20th in passer rating (86.4), many observers saw an inaccurate quarterback struggling to see the field and work through his progressions.

    Logan, however, thinks Kaepernick was too often executing plays he hadn’t come close to mastering. He says it wasn’t an issue of intelligence — he raves about Kaepernick’s “football IQ” — but information overload. And Chryst would know: He spent the previous four seasons as the 49ers’ quarterbacks coach.

    “Coach Chryst might agree with me that it got way too spread out last year,” Logan said. “And it got a little bit to where maybe Colin didn’t know where that third read was. That was my feeling coming in here when I was visiting with Geep about how to move forward.”

    In his first two seasons as a starter, Kaepernick had made vague references to the offense’s complexity. In the aftermath of a loss in New Orleans in 2013, for example, he was asked to account for the endless clock-management issues: “There’s a lot of things this offense has to do,” he said. “And it’s expected of us.”

  292. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vikes win 26-17. IMO if Niners have any hope of winning they must keep number of sacks plus turnovers under 7.

  293. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Vikings announce that they have placed center John Sullivan on injured reserve. Huge loss.”

  294. 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