Packers 17, 49ers 3

The 49ers were beaten thoroughly by the Packers Sunday, 17-3, in what passes this season as a “nail biter.” Green Bay took a seven point lead in the first quarter, and even though the Niners were always within reach according to the scoreboard, they never came close to threatening the Packers on the field.

The Packers shut down the running game and dared Colin Kaepernick to beat them in the air. This was successful. He didn’t. The 49ers used six DBs extensively and dared the Packers to run the ball. This worked fairly well, but not well enough to win.

We’re only four games into the season, but the team looks dead in the water. The defense ranks 29th and the offense is 32nd, the worst offense in the league. OC Geep Chryst authored the worst offense in San Diego history back in 2000 and he’s working his reverse magic now with the Niners.

The sky is falling on the once respected franchise. And none of this is the least bit surprising. Anybody who paid attention to what happened last January and February could see that it was going to be a train wreck season. Now, everyone who did not pay attention is catching up with reality, too. The prime (and very expensive) field level 50 yard line seats were completely empty during the game and half the crowd walked out during the third quarter.

The defense has been respectable at home and awful on the road. If they revert to awful again next Sunday in New York, the team probably won’t win a road game all year. If it performs well, we’ll be looking at the Cleveland Browns. Lots of boring low scoring games where the offense struggles to score ten points.

Kaepernick is taking most of the heat for the offensive ineptitude, and he certainly looks lost out there. And maybe at some point backup QB Blaine Gabbert will take a turn at the wheel. But 60% of the offensive line isn’t even viable as backup material. They stink. Philip Rivers won a game Sunday with 60% of his O-line out with injuries, but Kaepernick is no Rivers. And there is no solution to either problem this year.

But the blame for this current mess is squarely on owner Jed York and GM Trent Baalke. As long as these two chumps are running the team, the Niners will be screwed.

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186 comments on “Packers 17, 49ers 3
  1. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    CK7 will be in a Jets uniform in 2016. They have the O-line and defense to support his game. He’d be a perfect fit. Niners might get 3rd round pick out of the deal.

    I like Kaep – he deserves to continue on with his career without the paycheck from a prepubescent owner.

    Is the Steve Young/Brent Jones Inc. hostile takeover still in play here?

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And down goes the first one: “Dolphins have fired Joe Philbin.”

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Per PFF: Kaepernick has 52.8 QB rating when targeting Anquan Boldin. That number was 102.7 in 2014 and 118.6 in 2013.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Good one from Grant Cohn:

    “1. 49ers sign Torrey Smith for five years, $40 million.
    2. Geep Chryst designs passing game around Garrett Celek.”

  5. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    In retrospect, Harbaugh made a mistake coming here and accepting the HC job without total control. No coach can expect to be successful over a prolonged period when he has no control over drafting. Parcells is right; if you’re the cook, you should choose the groceries. You can have an asst. business guy who does contract negotiation and such, but you have to have control over your roster, or to be lucky enough to work with someone with no ego who agrees with your football vision (and that is very rare).

    Until Jed turns the team over to one coach (or it is sold), with no bullshit dysfunctional power struggles behind the coach’s back, the team will continue to founder and Jed will deserve the ridicule he is currently buried under.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If there is enough churn where they clean house one way they can go would be out with Baalke and Tomsula and bring in Mike Shanahan to be GM and Kyle Shanahan as the HC.
    Kyle Shanahan is doing a lot in ATL turning them into an elite team.

    The Shanahans were interested earlier this year but Baalke wouldn’t cede any personnel power.

  7. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Grump is exactly right. Harbaugh came here working with a McCloughan product. Everyone who’s anyone knows that a GM’s vision takes 3-5 years to take hold. If memory serves correctly, York fired McCloughan in the spring of 2010, and Harbaugh took over in 2011. Harbaugh wasn’t working with a Baalke product, although Baalke got a ton of the credit for Harbaugh’s success. Now, today, we have a Baalke product… and it’s a real stinker.

    I read somewhere recently a sportswriter saying, “Jim Harbaugh can evaluate an overall team.” The writer was referring to Harbaugh seeing that the 49ers were only a few pieces away from really competing and the same can be said for Michigan. Michigan’s D is double tough.

    The more I see Baalke draft and bring in free agents like Pears, Gabbert, Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd – passing on Iupati and picking up Torrey Smith, the more I strongly believe Harbaugh did have a very real problem with Trent Baalke’s drafts and simply didn’t want to re-sign here if Baalke was going to keep handing Harbaugh lemons like Bethea, LaMicheal James, Vance McDonald, Cory Lemonier and others. And remember what Harbaugh said, “I want this exact team back next year. I don’t care what the front office says.” That’s Harbaugh saying, “Don’t change this team anymore or I’m gone because your moves [Baalke and Jed] really suck.”

    But Harbaugh had a good run with the 49ers despite Baalke and York. He was smart enough to bring in a great coaching staff, and evaluate the qb position deciding immediately he needed to draft a qb capable of going on Super Bowl runs, and that’s exactly what Kaep did. Kaep’s taking a lot of heat, but when there was McCloughan talent around Kaep, and Harbaugh was coaching, Kaep was damn good. When Baalke talent started to take hold, Harbaugh was smart enough not to re-sign here and it left Kaepernick out in the cold.

    John Madden was right – It’s easier to find a suit. Madden is the ultimate insider and if Madden was saying that (and Madden’s a professed Harbaugh lover like myself) I believe Madden knew Harbaugh either wanted to “shop for the groceries,” or Harbaugh wanted a new GM with a proven track record who had a similar style and philosophy.

    But the real problem with all of this is that Jed York not only chose poorly, but Jed York ran a smear campaign that everyone (not a homer) saw through. Nobody (not a homer) believed that Harbaugh had lost the locker room. York was using Deion Sanders and the NFL Network as his mouthpiece to run a smear campaign and do damage control prior to Harbaugh leaving. DeShawn Jackson just came out and publically stated he believed the Eagles ran a smear campaign against him prior to him leaving, leaking images of Jackson running with Oakland thugs. And I totally agree. I wrote as much the minute Jackson was getting smeared by the Eagles. But Jed York did the same thing with Harbaugh and it’s a much, much more dangerous game to play with a head coach because in a sense you own the players. They don’t have much choice who they play for. The good players don’t hit free agency. They get traded or re-signed. But smearing a coach? That sets a terrible precedent, and if you do it, you better be prepared to shop in the head coach retread section for years to come because no good head coach is going to want to coach for an owner who publically smears his head coach. Nevermind that the owner is dumb enough to side with a terrible talent evaluator in Baalke over a great head coach in Harbaugh.

    And maybe Harbaugh tried a power play and insisted Baalke leave, I don’t know. But smear campaign aside, Jed absolutely needed to see the value of his head coach and try to appease Harbaugh. Even Eddie D has been critical of Jed saying he preferred Harbaugh. The buck stops with the owner, and the owner has honestly taken this franchise that we all loved and thrown it into the cellar and there’s only one good reason for it – he just doesn’t know any better. And frankly, that’s not acceptable. Not to me.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, DC’s snuffed out the one trick pony. CK is the problem, a coach killer. Otherwise your stuff is good. Let the disaster unfold.

    In January the boy wonder will conjure up pr statements and shit can everything. Media piling on, enjoy the ride. Total repudiation of the Homer blog.

  9. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom – I understand your dislike for Kaep. I get it. And the 49ers, interestingly enough, are already at a point where they need a sacrificial lamb. Who’s that going to be? Tomsula? Baalke? Wrangler Jesus or Colin Kaepernick?

    Jed York follows social media and social trends. Instead of insights, he tries to follow the blogs to see who gets fired. Who’s he weakest regarding fan support? So naturally, Kaep will be the first to get replaced. Nevermind support. Nevermind someone else higher up defending Kaep like Harbaugh was so good at doing. Somehow Jim Tomsula’s “That’s on me, okay?” just doesn’t seem like it’s much of a defense – or much support. Somewhere Jim Harbaugh’s in full-on belly laugh, but I digress.

    But Bakken – this is important for you to read and understand right now. Joe Montana in his prime couldn’t save this team right now. Without an offensive line, and without offensive schemes that are smart, no qb, not even Montana, would have a chance in SF right now.

    Montana was great because Walsh and McKittrick created not only a great offensive line, but an advanced offensive line philosophy like nothing else in the league. Montana directly benefited from that. But it wasn’t just offensive line play. Walsh also syncronized the offensive line play with his overall play calling that was also way ahead of its time. Montana benefited from both of these coaching and player strengths and it allowed Montana over time to work on things like footwork, progressions, throwing receivers open. I’m certainly not saying Kaep could ever be Montana, but what I am saying is that Jim Tomsula is no Bill Walsh, and even if Montana in his prime was the qb in SF right, Montana couldn’t turn this team around. It’ll take more than just one player. You focus on Kaep is understandable, but he’s not the problem.

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Train wreck unfolding. Everything is wrong, but not our CK. Strength of GB defense is their base D against the run. Smart for OC to see this.

    There is something about CK that cannot execute a short pass game with acuracy and precise timing. Only way to fight what DC’s are showing us.

    Oline cannot be fixed this year. Deal with it. CK does not have the brains to overcome this situation. Goose stepping Pelosi liberals have a weak spot for black quarterbacks. Witness the stubbornness and bubble mania of Homer blog. Jed is the ultimate silver spoon liberal and will stick with CK.

    Grab the popcorn and enjoy this once in a lifetime fiasco. 1-15 without a doubt. Liberal dysfunction will feed on this thruout the season. Circle the wagons around our CK. Democraps demand blind obedience to their vision and agenda.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, it is obvious to me that CK does not have a time clock in his head to know where each receiver is supposed to be, when are they open for a given D, and follow the progression down to the dump off RB or TE. He cannot anticipate when routes will be open and throw before they are. So very difficult to find the open receiver in zone gaps for him.

    Without these fundamentals down the added complexity of DC’s disguising their intentions until the snap happens means too much chaos for an unprepared QB.

    Good QB’s elevate all players around them. The talent is not as bad as appears. He just brings out the worst in them. No high picks for D. Let Armstead, Tartt, Harold, Tank, and DB’S get experience and develop this season.

    Reserve top 2 picks for QB1 and WR1. A Patrick Willis ILB will have to wait for 2017. AD comes back trim and healthy for ZBS, and Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas get this year to prove they are adequate IOL picks.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Is CK unable to execute a short pass attack and get the ball out in under 2 seconds. OC maybe sees this in practice and has no recourse but bad workarounds. CK does not have the tools to combat pressure.

    Get Gabbert in and an outside QB guru to go through details of film and try to get CK serviceable to balance of year. Stop the line blame. It does limit the offense but CK should be able to overcome but cannot.

    CK needs a dumbed down playbook so stop the OC blame on that.

  13. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    You could trade CK because he still has value right now. But by the end of the season he won’t have much trade value because he’ll have been abused. I don’t expect York and Baalke to understand this.

    Regarding the 49ers, they really only have five players to build around – Bowman, Boone, Brooks, Hyde and Dorsey. Vernon, Boldin and Staley are too old. Torrey Smith is a free agent. You don’t build around those. The secondary is awful. I don’t know if I’d build around Lynch or Armstead.

    I might trade Kaep right now to the Eagles for a 3rd round pick. Then next year I’d focus on rebuilding the O line and front seven. I wouldn’t worry about wins or losses, and I wouldn’t worry about qbs, skill players or secondary players.

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN Fan post by rowland.mosbergen says 28 of 32 pass plays had a clean pocket Sunday. He has gifs. His summary says CK playing scared and reticent. Holds ball too long.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If Kap could throw a fade we wouldn’t be talking about this.

  16. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I think CK is regressing. Some of that, maybe a lot of that, might be laid at the fee tof the coaching staff, but it doesn’t matter.

    UNTIL you have a FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK, you keep DRAFTING quarterbacks.


    Violating this rule gives you seven years of Alex Smith Bad Luck that feels like twenty. Even if the last two were somewhat better.

    We need more competition at that spot even if CK rights the ship. QB as soon in the draft as we can get one next Spring. Rest of the draft on O-line and DB.

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    And I would keep drafting QBs high every other year until we find one that goes to Pro Bowls and also have a viable backup and a long term project.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Before the season I said if they didn’t address the Oline
    we would be reliving the Chilo Rachal days.

    PFF Oline rankings after yesterday
    RT Erik Pears is 57th among 72 qualified OTs on PFF. RG Jordan Devey is 71st among 79 OGs. C Marcus Martin 32nd among 34 centers.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The oline could’ve been an easy fix.
    Should’ve signed 2 free agents that were out there G Evan Mathis
    for $4 mil and C JD Walton for $2 mil.
    When Kilgore comes off PUP list the Oline would look like this:

    LT Staley LG Kilgore C Walton RG Mathis RT Boone.

    Has Jed reverted to penny pinching and not willing to spend $6mil to vastly improve the team?

    Baalke should do his job and not pretend everything is OK because it’s not.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    100% agree that Niners should draft a QB every year especially when they have a shitload of picks.
    I have no idea why Baalke is unwilling to draft QBs.
    I would also like an honest evaluation of Brandon Thomas whether it’s still an injury issue or talent issue.

    Baalke certainly missed on Joe Looney who was either hurt or
    lacked the ability to push for a job.

  21. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Is it time to throw out this idea of zone blocking o-line is the way to go? The defenses know it too well, better than we do, and our “teacher” of it is years behind the DCs that teach defense of it. Even if not, it ain’t workin’. Tomsula can’t change it. Doesn’t have the juice.

    Regardless of the o-line trying to learn a new system while everything else is in flux, does anyone really think Kaepernick is the only QB that has to deal with that?

    Rodgers’ blocking breaks down and he side-steps, scrambles, and finds a guy open for a spit second in the end zone for a TD.

    Bill Walsh created the WCO because he had an o-line that couldn’t protect the QB. It’s an old and common problem. Solutions are everywhere. We keep trying to piss into the wind and expecting not to get wet.

    Jimmy Johnson can “fix” the problems at QB, with a new QB. Tomsula can’t change it. Doesn’t have the juice.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are a 7 point underdog against the Giants next Sunday.
    No surprise.

  23. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    7 point dogs on the road to the east coast ain’t bad at all. Better than I would have given after the offensive display at home yesterday. (pun intended)

    Good post by RT in the barnyard. The rest of those guys are buying lipstick by the case to put on this pig.

  24. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap was fine w/ high QBR under competent HC despite his limitations. Now under this comedy act he is being exposed/destroyed.

    “The 49ers ruined Colin Kaepernick” @ BASG by Steve Berman

    “Harbaugh liked Kaepernick’s attributes — speed, arm strength and fearlessness — even more, and the two won a lot of games together in a short period. To think that the same quarterback who went sleeveless in Lambeau when the wind chill made it feel like -14 degrees and led the 49ers to a 23-20 win looks like this in 2015 … well, it would’ve been hard to fathom less than two years ago. But the 49ers, through a series of awful decisions, buried a rising star.”

    Nothing fundamentally wrong with Kap that good coaching, good organization won’t fix or improve. It won’t be in SF; Kap is gone sooner or later. It won’t be because he is black or stupid or that SF is a liberal area. It will be on York and Balkey who slaughtered the golden goose, ie the winning HC, his assistants, his loyal players, HIS TEAM. Not THEIR team as they mistakenly, ignorantly assumed, HIS team. Talk about ignorant, stupid dumb shit misguided egotists = Foolishly believing it was/is THEIR team. No, the team is always the Coaches team. The man in the middle, the HC, assembles the players, the coaches, all the parts including a FO that is compatable and competent.

    We don’t have a TEAM anymore. That was killed and we have this. There is Noooobody in SF to rebuild a team loyal to himself as indispensable leader/glue to make it all function and win. And there won’t be for another 5 years minimum.

    Kap should want out ASAP and go to a situation like Alex did where he can flourish. He deserves better than this misguided bunch of clowns pretending to run a franchise. Young Yorks toy shop.

    Dump York, dump Balkey, Bring in Blaine!

  25. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    RT will certainly have his hands full if he is taking on the echo chamber…but then he likes a good discussion.

  26. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Rocinante and I are never happy unless we’re tilting at windmills.

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Besides, it’s more fun over there atm. There’s only so many “Fire York, Fire Baalke, Fire Tomsula, Fire Kappy” discussions I can handle before my brain explodes.

  28. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Enjoy RT. I suppose windmills can be more entertaining than funeral orations, lol.

  29. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    You’re all complete and worthless pussies if you don’t sign this. And what’s interesting is I didn’t originate it….

  30. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I love this one….


  31. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Problem is, even the most abysmally run shithouse of an NFL franchise is the goose that lays the golden eggs. And I don’t think there is enough shame or embarrassment in all fo Christendom for Jed to give that up.

    We need a good scandal. Jed caught gambling or snorting coke off Miley Cyrus’s cooch or banging Obama’s daughter. Something. Then Goody Boy would get rid of him.

  32. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know… enough hate towards him and he might step aside. I agree, he’ll never sell. But the point is ownership decisions. Enough hate and maybe he’ll take a serious backseat. Right now, he’s the worst owner in the NFL.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tolbert/Ratto are advancing the idea that Aldon Smith benefitted greatly from playing alongside Justin Smith and his numbers are ordinary without him.
    In 4 games with the Raiduhs Aldon finally got his first sack yesterday. So after 4 games Aldon has 10 tackles and 1 sack, which are not the twin terror numbers they expected teaming him with Mack.

  34. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt Justin assisted Aldon Bullit.
    I’d go so far as to suggest that Tomsula has worked some magic in that regard as well.

    FOX NY screwed me over yesterday.
    Instead of getting the 9ers/GB game, I recorded eff’n MN/Denver.
    Fuk FOX, bastards!

    So…I don’t have a clue on the visuals of yesterday’s game to further fuel my anxiety.

    Maybe that’s a good thing 😀

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No matter how much Kool Aid you’ve been drinking there is no denying that it’s been over four years since you’ve seen this team in so much disarray and such an impotent offense.

    Last year despite the backstabbing whispers that the coach had lost the team, you saw little evidence of player dissatisfaction
    as that displayed publicly in the last 2 weeks.
    The patient is bleeding so Tomsula has to figure out how to stop the hemorrhaging or the patient is not going to make it.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    After Seattle wins this game, the Niners will be all alone in the NFC West basement – just like “we’ve been saying it all along!”

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit there seems to be a pretty sound foundation of support from within, which is a good sign.
    Torrey acknowledged that he didn’t project a very professional image with his frustrations yesterday.
    I’ll give him credit for taking ownership on that at least.
    As stated, Tomsula had the deck stacked against him from the start.

    The guys genuinely seem to have his back thus far so, we’ll see how long that lasts.
    Have to see also, what they do to change the Offense, specifically the OLine woes.

    I’m leaning with NoFear49er regarding the the ZBS.
    If we’re stronger with players that run the Harbaugh approach, maybe it’s time to employ those principles before it’s too late?

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of the more ridiculous things I’ve read is from Pyongyang N.K. chapter blog where they maintain that Fangio’s defense in Chicago is struggling.

    I say no shit Sherlock to the clown that wrote that. The Bears were a 5 win team last season that had the 31st ranked defense
    in the league.
    I think the clown thinks Fangio would just go to Chitown and wave his magic wand and suddenly after 4 games they would be a top five defense.
    The Bears are a rebuild job that’s going to take a year or two to improve. Stupid is expecting immediate results and improvement but then again those who reside in Pyongyang are delusional.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I frequent both sides Bullit, it’s all a matter of opinion in these arenas.
    Chicago is in flux between 4-3 personnel and Fangio attempting to transition to the 3-4 scheme.
    Nothing happens in minutes in the NFL.
    As with our situation, it’s a continuous cycle of teaching and tweaking, repetition and game adjustments.
    Good Coaching usually gets it right.

    For us, it’s a total unknown with just 4 games to measure against.
    We are desperate for Offensive minded Coaches.
    No reason to bury Logan just yet, as he’s dealing with a QB that needs a lot of work regarding Pocket fundamentals.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to seek improvements with Chryst if an opportunity arose.
    Concerns now are, is it Kaep or the plays being offered?

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahawks will be lucky to get a win tonight.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    A win, is a win.
    Seattle gets it done.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The head of officials admit they might have blown the call.
    Should have been Lions ball.

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    There is only one person that should take the fall for this clusterduck and that is Baalke. It’s his baby. Jed for all the animosity that is going his way is just the owner and at this point no one would say he has a football mind. It’s business for him, he probably does love the team since he’s been around it all his life but it’s still business to him.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In Pyongyang N.K. they like to bring up examples of other teams and players sucking and then promoting the premise that it’s OK to suck.

    Yesterday Mangini went back to Fangio’s basic defense and limited it to a few blitzes and there was less confusion and a damn more effective defense.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Many analysts have pointed out that on the first play from scrimmage Kap ran the ball for like a 12 yd gain.
    The film study indicates that it was a called pass play and the primary was Celek who was wide open 8 yds down field.
    Again Kap decided to freelance and ad lib from the beginning even though the play design was to give him an easy completion
    to get him in rhythm.

    The reason this all isn’t working is Kap is playing street ball and not sticking to the gameplan.

    I have still seen little evidence that he can audible out of a bad play.

  46. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, just to add Jeremiah Ratliff is now back with team and Eddie Goldman is a top rookie NT on the job learning. Jarvis Jenkins is a 3-4 DE FA from Redskins to take Ray MacDonald’s position.

    Their DLine will get it by December when we meet. If they are healthy they should win.

  47. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta disagree with you there, Winder. I mean, I do agree with you but only partly. Jed York made a choice. Owning a team is about two things: Leadership and evaluation. Jed York’s “evaluation” that Baalke was the better keep over Harbaugh lead to this mess. Sure, this stinker is a Baalke creation but Baalke staying wasn’t inevitable. Jed had the option to appease Harbaugh and give Harbaugh what he wanted in order for Harbaugh to stay. Jed just didn’t know how and he didn’t see the importance in the why.

    And also, those who are saying that Harbaugh would have gone 2-2 with this team or 1-3 just don’t get it. Harbaugh would never have allowed this team under his leadership to self-destruct like it did over the off-season. If Harbaugh was the GM and HC, or Harbaugh had the draft and personnel moves his way with a puppet GM like Grump suggested earlier, Culliver, Skuta, Iupati, Crabtree, Anthony Davis, Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, Frank Gore and others would have returned. I would have disagreed with Harbaugh because I believe like Walsh believed that you have to cut loose of older players like Smith and Gore to let the younger talent start and develop, but that’s besides the point. If Harbaugh was here, he’d have negotiated (because that’s what you do, Jed), and Harbaugh’d have had a say in personnel matters, and the team today would be very, very different right now. If Harbaugh could have put his own team together, he’d have beaten the Vikes and Steelers, and lost to the Cardinals and Packers – but both loses would have been close and much more well played. And more importantly, Colin Kaepernick wouldn’t be six inches from going under the bus after week 4.

    But the point is, it’s a Jed York choice that got us here. And those who preach that Harbaugh was gone anyway just don’t get it. If I’m the owner and I have a great coach like Harbaugh under contract, I do everything in my power to not only appease Harbaugh, but I do everything in power to see that he retires from football old and satisfied as the Niner head coach twenty years from now. But Jed York doesn’t have that ability. He’s totally clueless.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I completely understand that people, myself included, are passionate about their opinions when it comes to being a 9er fan.
    I also know that we’re never going to agree on why things work or fail.
    As spectators, we’re stuck between media reports and game results.
    Always easy to stir controversy when things don’t follow expectations.

    Right now our biggest concerns are whether Kaep can handle the demands of running a revamped Offense.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit entertain the thought that Kaep was Harbaugh’s answer to replacing Alex.

    I’ll offer this scenario, Baalke and Harbaugh came to odds over Kaep’s development.
    Harbaugh did well to win with Kaep, within a limited scope of talent demands.

    Thus far, Kaep hasn’t taken the necessary steps to command the position from a mental perspective.
    We’re still being challenged to beat a loaded box.
    Passing game continues to stumble.
    Back to the age old question in that relationship.
    Teacher or pupil?

  50. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, it was nothing if not luck, or a fix, that Seattle didn’t get called for the illegal bat in the end zone. The zebras never pay the price for costing teams games, whatever the impact. And Seattle always seems to be on the winning side of all those ‘questionable calls or no-calls.

    Detroit defense came to Seattle to play. Without Suh and without Fairley they contained and sacked Wilson all night.

    The reason the defenses keep stacking the box is because Kaepernick’s a threat to run. Nobody’s worried about Kaepernick’s passing, in fact it’s encouraged. A single safety deep is more than enough. You could spot us all the deep balls, the catchable ones, and not worry about it.

    Everybody wants to complain about the short game, or lack of it, but that’s the easiest game to shut down and that’s also the game Kaepernick hits more than not.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree NoFear49er regarding the officiating.
    I still swear there’s a pipeline from the NFL Offices in NYC to Vegas.
    It’s the one ‘human factor’ of the game that’s easily ‘managed’.
    One thing I’ll say with respect to our OLine woes. We ain’t alone.
    Read a piece earlier suggesting our pal Alex could be the most sacked QB in history at the pace he’s going down.

    As for Kaep, beyond the mental challenges of reading coverage, his touch and accuracy are deeply concerning of late.
    I’m fumed that FOX gave us the Broncos game in place of the 9ers, so I wasn’t able to see what actually occurred yesterday.
    One thing I did see was the replay of the interception.
    Kaep hung around long enough to see that entire play developing downfield yet, managed to underthrow it.

    He simply can’t seem to lead a Receiver to an open area.
    I think that’s a crime at this stage of his game.
    Had he put that ball out toward the front pilon with some air under it, it’s likely a successful throw, if not 6.
    He’s lost and sinking fast IMO.

    He might need to sit, just to collect himself.
    Gabbert, for all his issues, is at least, a pocket passer.
    Somehow, I think Gabbert can show Kaep some positive things about the position.
    Matching a 3pt outing probably won’t be too tough for him either.

    Gotta wonder whether Chryst has limitations with Kaep or, vice-versa.

  52. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – “Baalke and Harbaugh were at odds over Kaep’s development?” Where the hell do you come up with such nonsense? Honestly… Don’t be ridiculous. Baalke just sucks. Quit trying to defend him by making up stupid shit.

    NJ – Get over it. You were wrong. Trent Baalke is a bad talent evaluator. The jury is in. The vote is unanimous. Trent Baalke is a lemon. He’s had 50 picks in five years and this 49er team is the worst in the NFL. If the 49ers played the Bears or the Lions right now, the 49ers would lose to both teams. If the 49ers played the Vikings again tomorrow, and Norv Turner pulled his head out of his ass and went I formation with Bridgewater only throwing out of play action (which is exactly how Turner’s been winning lately), the Vikings would beat us by two touchdowns. The 49ers suck because of Trent Baalke picks and because Jed York decided to side with a bad talent evaluator, and even if you don’t want to admit it or can’t face the facts, you and I were debating this total collapse of the team last year and I was right and you were wrong.

    I said if the 49ers part ways with Harbaugh this entire thing collapses, and you were all, “Oh, no Spit. Trent Baalke is one of the best talent evaluators and GMs in the business. The team will keep on keepin’ on without missing a beat because Baalke is so good.” That’s basically almost exactly what you and I argued about all last year and very succinctly you were dead wrong and I was right on the money. There’s no denying it now.

    “Harbaugh and Baalke were arguing over Kaep?” Where do you get that shit?

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I’ve defended Baalke as an above average GM.
    Draft Picks for him have been solid, moreso on the Defensive side of the ball.
    He needed a guy like Harbaugh to complete the Offense.
    It’s not a fabrication for me to suggest that Harbaugh was given the keys to replace Alex.
    Many of us challenged Roman as the reason why Kaep wasn’t improving in the passing game.

    Here we are, Post-Harbaugh/Roman asking the very same questions.
    I’ve supported Harbaugh as having gotten the job done in the Win column.
    Plenty has been written and speculated on regarding Kaep’s development under Harbaugh.
    If Harbaugh whiffed on Kaep, Baalke is left holding the bag, and the Contract it contains.
    Very plausible IMO that more was expected with Kaep’s development from Harbaugh.
    If nothing else, it’s fuel for a potential fire between the 2.

    Perfectly fine for us to disagree, it’s simply a matter of opinion.

    When the QB position isn’t evaluated or developed properly, the entire Offense suffers in this game.
    Baalke lacks Offensive skills, no question.
    He’s now got proven WR weapons that are still under utilized, simply because the QB seems to have stalled in his development.
    There’s plenty of ways to assess the blame.
    I sure can’t suggest I’ve been sitting in the FO to know how or why but, it melted down to the core.
    We’re now stuck trying to remake Kaep.

    Baalke needs an Offensive-minded HC.
    I’ll give him credit for seeing his own weaknesses and, trying to improve the team he’s being paid to manage.

  54. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Given the divorce that occurred, Baalke sought Gase.
    He recognized the need to improve the Offense and Kaep I’m sure.

    It’s the reports of Jed squashing that arrangement that pisses me off the most through all of this.

    Parcells has had a lot of influence with the current changes.
    He vouched for Baalke, he also got Dan Campbell hired on an interim basis in Miami today as well.

    Parcells carries clout with Ownership, as Walsh did during his reign of success.

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Unlike you, I take no pleasure in predicted doom.
    I’m still a fan and, I simply want to see corrections made to the problems created.
    Baalke was the same guy that hired Harbaugh, which changed the direction of a then failing era under Alex.
    Thus far, Baalke hasn’t chosen the QBs under his watch.
    I think he’s smart enough to know he needs help with that aspect of the roster.

  56. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – “I defended Baalke as an above average GM.”

    HA! No, no, no, no, NO! You did not defend him as an above average GM. You praised him as one of the best, if not the best. Every post you wrote around draft time was designed to sing Baalke’s praises. You gushed over the man. Don’t try to minimize your love for him now that he’s proven a lemon. This is what I hate about blogging, right here.

    You know full well you loved him and couldn’t get enough Baalke in your coffee and cheerios in the morning. If there was a way you could get more Baalke in your life, you’d have done it. But now that Baalke’s a stinker, you’re minimizing your connection. Are you sure you aren’t Unca_Chuck? Seriously. That’s his game. Ride the fence and when the tide turns say I told you so, or at least try. But I’m not letting you off the hook. You’re a died in the wool, tried and true Trent Baalke lover and you’re gonna get your medicine for a few years even if you ain’t sick, Baalke lover.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, you labeled me as the Baalke lover.
    I defended the guy and, still do.
    He’s the guy in charge of building the team, as are other GMs throughout the League. That’s what they do.
    I don’t want Jed playing the part of Jerruh or Dan Snyder.
    No thanks.
    I’ve said on more than a few occasions, Baalke is better than most at what he does.

    He did hire Harbaugh, which I’m sure, you won’t give him an ounce of credit for.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As far as fence riding goes, I stick to my beliefs.
    You won’t see me changing horses in the middle of the race.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Do you recall Baalke attempting to lure Parcells out of retirement to Coach in SF?
    He’s a Parcells guy, just like Belichick.
    Doesn’t make him a genius, it simply follows the line of NFL Coaching Trees.
    They all belong to a Fraternity of sorts that continues to get recycled.
    Systems learned and practiced lend credence to continuity.

    I always hated Parcells while he was with the NYG.
    He always gave us fits.
    But, I admired his resume for success.
    Always wondered what it would be like to have a Parcells team with a more advanced passing attack.
    Hoping Baalke is trying to put that puzzle together for us now.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kawakami’s two cents

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh, read that earlier Bullit.
    The Gase thing looms large on my mind.
    Kaep needs an Offensive mentor IMO.
    Baalke had the right idea there.

    Troubling to think Jed would have screwed that up but, I know Fangio had made some sort of demands regarding his position amid all the changes at the time.
    Can’t recall the specifics at the moment however.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    WTF would Dilfer have involvement for too?
    Sure hope that isn’t something else to add to this dysfunctional meltdown.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    So Baalke brings in Parys Haralson (blast from the past four years removed). Does this mean that Harold or Lemonier aren’t cutting it? Haralson is now 31 and on the backside of his career.

    Also bringing in Pryor as a WR does not say much for Deandre White even if Patton has a concussion.

    Shouldn’t Baalke be bringing in 5 Olinemen for workouts?
    That seems to be an area of need. Meanwhile Brandon Thomas remains a mystery.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Although I don’t recall that play, the Seahags were involved in a batted ball play against the Niners a few seasons ago. Petey is pretty smug about this happening and his team benefitting last night.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Even Warner is saying it might take a few more season for Kap to figure out and change. At $16 plus million a year that will suck the last ounce of blood out of the organization I’m say hell no.
    Not waiting until 2017 and Kap being 30 to see if the light bulb finally comes on. Maybe he’ll be a Plunkett or a Gannon and flourish with somebody else. A change of scenery does take some pressure off.

    Tomsula took the wrong approach by not playing Kap more in the preseason. Kap didn’t look good and failed to lead the team to any scores. This has carried over to the regular season. Kap should’ve played at the least the first half of the first 3 games and the first quarter of the last preseason game.
    Tomsula said he didn’t give Kap any audible call ability because he didn’t want to reveal anything. To be harsh a lot of further shortcomings have been revealed since the season started.

  66. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m thinking along the same lines with Parts and Pryor.
    Oline might simply be waiting on Kilgore to return?
    Also, some additional time to work some of the current roster into the mix.

    Still hoping Chicago/Fangio offer up a Pick for one of our LBs.

    One factor with OLinemen is repetition.
    Harder to plug-n-play IMO.
    BThomas or Trent Brown could help sooner?
    Could Pryor improve on Simpson?
    I think Pears goes to swing Tackle eventually.

  67. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Parys not parts, sorry.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ira Miller HOF Niners beat reporter Emeritus weighs in. He brought up this interesting tidbit

    “So … three weeks into the season, the 49ers rank 25th in the NFL on defense. The Bears, after playing Green Bay, Arizona and Seattle, arguably the NFC’s three best teams, rank 11th in the NFL on defense.”

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard they were concerned in the last few years with the offensive style. Not enough flair for them despite the fact the offense moved the ball at a 350 yd a game clip. Much whining about the red zone scoring.

    Today we have a team more inept on offense than when Jimmy Raye was OC. Never mind the red zone, this team has trouble moving and scoring the ball period. Style went out the window when you can’t move the ball and make first downs. In 2 games when your team reaches the red zone 3 times, it doesn’t become an issue because you are happy just to get there.

  70. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Willie Young is a good 4-3 DE and is asking to be traded from the bears, probably for a later round pick. How many 6th rd picks is Ahmad Brooks worth?

    Fangio’s secret is getting line production from Jarvis Jenkins and Ego Ferguson at DE and rookie Eddie Goldman at NT. FA Pernell McPhee is their best OLB. Ya think with Suggs IR’D they regret allowing him to leave. More fallout from Flacco’s big payday?

  71. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers are waiving C Nick Easton. Blew a 7th rounder to Ravens on him.

  72. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Vic Fangio would have been a far, far superior head coaching choice by the numb-nut twins.

    Here are several words and terms we don’t use enough in our day-to-day terminology, and I’m going to work to change this oversight.

    1.) Jackwagon – As in, “Trent Baalke is a Jackwagon.”
    2.) Jimmy-Jackin’ – As in, “Trent Baalke’s Jimmy-Jackin’ has cost the Niners dearly.
    3.) Numb-Nuts – As in, “Listen up, Numb-Nuts.” Don’t know if it’s hyphenated, don’t care.
    4.) There’s one more that I’m forgetting.

  73. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, could it be they are bringing in vet Parys Harelson to replace Ahmad Brooks. He will help Lynch, Harold, and Lemonier to set the edge. Not here to start but to help the young OLB’s?

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco quoted this from Ap

    “Among the largest miscalculations of the 49ers’ management and front office was how the organization viewed the man running the offense for the past four seasons. The team’s brass wanted to get rid of offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Through four games, it appears obvious that Roman was not the problem. The 49ers’ offense has been stuck in reverse under new coordinator Geep Chryst, who served as QBs coach the past four seasons. The scheme is simple, and some of the play-calling has been highly questionable, such as the third-and-11 handoff to Reggie Bush into the center of the line for no gain. The big question is whether the 49ers have the answers to fix their many problems.”

    Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard believes otherwise constantly putting the blame on Roman. Now there’s puzzlement in the barnyard N.K.hapter wondering what happened.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    4. Last place – As in, the “last place 49ers …”

  76. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Berger and Unca, and their dialogues, have been exposed as homerific nonsense that vilified Roman and Harbaugh because during the York and Baalke / Harbaugh split, you had to choose a side. Berger and Unca chose the wrong side and tried desperately to vilify Harbaugh and Roman. But there narrative was wrong so their credibility takes another hit. It’ll be fun watching them try to change their stories over the next few months.

    The reality, though, is that you can’t blame Kaep or Tomsula. I don’t care if you had Vince Lombadi and Joe Montana on this team. If you had Vince Lombardi coaching and Montana in his prime as the qb, but you couldn’t change the rest of the roster, this team would still suck because the rest of the players are terrible. Lombardi isn’t going to inspire the offensive line to play better. Montana isn’t going to somehow buy more time in the pocket, or help his receivers run better routes.

    The coaching staff York assembled sucks. The roster Baalke assembled sucks.

  77. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can Skeebs get rid of the www dot in front of mweb and repost that link. Very good article with gifs.

  78. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, forgot to add that a trade for Ahmad Brooks is imminent. He adds nothing now. Get rid of his salary even if we have to sweeten the trade with an offset like the Jared Allen trade.

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom, try it now.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    49ers have traded C Nick Easton to the Vikings for LB Gerald Hodges, source said

    per Maiocco

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More on the trade. @AdamSchefter reporting 49ers give up 6th and Easton for Hodges

  82. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Good trade, believe hodges is a cover LB so for nickel.

  83. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t be so hard on the barnyard. This is the team they asked for, or demanded rather. That’s gotta suck.

    Spitblood, all those guys blamed Roman and so did you. The only difference is they wanted Harbaugh gone. What is this, the internet or sumthin where you can just say what you didn’t say and deny what you did? Kaepernick? well, you know.

    This fish is rotting from the head. You can’t fix it with a new tail.

  84. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Miles Jack quit school and in 2016 draft.

  85. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Yards beyond line of scrimmage of Colin Kaepernick’s 13 completions Sunday: 4, (-3), (-3), (-4), 3, 4, 7, 3, (-6), (-1), 7, 47, 4.”

  86. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Gerald Hodges ranked 14th out of 51 inside lbs., NaVorro Bowman is 25th, Michael Wilhoite 44th.”

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wilhoite looks to be out of a job in a few weeks.

  88. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Hodges was Vikes 4th RD pick in 2013.

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Vikes starter at C Sullivan IR’d so Easton needed. Also we dominated the Vikes front seven with the run game. Hodges and Chad Greenway are the MLB’s victimized.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Cossell analyzes Kap

    “Kaepernick’s in a situation where if it’s not immediately defined and he does feel like he has a throw right away, he’s seeing ghosts and he’s gonna leave the pocket and he’s gonna run.” The film doesn’t lie.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap said that he doesn’t want to make mistakes so basically he has lost his nerve in fitting balls into tight spaces and trusting a receiver like Boldin to win the 50/50 ball.

    Contrary to what Tomsula says, Kap has lost his confidence and won’t be very effective on his throws until he gets it back.
    That’s up to Chryst and Logan to instill in Kap through coaching.
    Some have suggested they bring in someone like Holmgren or Mooch
    as consultants to work with Kap. Now it’s a question of is it too late?

  92. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hilarious to see all the NFL pro “analysts” chiming in on what is happening AFTER it happens. I know, I know, it’s their job to “analyze” and then pontificate so all the fans can have something to repeat as to what is now “their” view.

    And if Kaepernick performs well again, they’ll say they knew it and could see that coming. Just the same thing they’ll say when he doesn’t. Funny how none of those guys are in demand for a real coaching job.

    Tomsula’s not going to start throwing people under the bus yet. At least not in public. I wonder if he sees the irony in the whispers he hears while walking through the building now.

  93. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK would have the nerve if he could identify physical match ups in his favor e.g. TE on DB or short LB.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I think there’s concern that Bowman isn’t 100% on the repaired knee and, Wilhoite is a liability in coverage.
    I could see Wilhoite/Lemonier or, as you suggest, Brooks being offered to the highest bidder.

    I think Eli Harold was selected to replace Brooks initially anyway.
    Lynch seems to be a solid option to cover the ground lost to Aldon’s release as well.

    Still betting on Fangio to have some interest.
    See what comes…

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Read a piece that reported Hodges playing with Bowman at PSU early on too.
    For years, PSU was known as LB U.
    Have to think Hodges was a known commodity to Baalke and the Scouts long before this Trade was on the radar.

  96. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – I blamed Roman for about a minute and then realized Roman wasn’t the problem. I knew in 2013 that Roman was severely limited with the hand Baalke gave him. In 2013, I also defended Roman by saying Baalke shouldn’t have dumped Moss, Ginn and Walker in Kaep’s rookie year (basically). I also stopped trashing Roman after I went to the Carolina game at Candlestick where the 49ers lost something like 10-6. Vernon Davis was knocked out of the game and it was basically the Kaep and Gore show, with 49ers having little offensive weapons. I realized then that wasn’t Roman’s fault.

    So don’t go trying to label me a Roman hater. I was for about a minute in the early stages of 2013. And I realized Baalke was the problem long before anyone else on these blogs.

  97. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    This supposed -leaderless- team is going to need more than a few bandages to fix. The head has been chopped off and the body (the team) is dead but all our suggestions for replacement parts are better than delusional tilting at windmills. It’s a hot sad steaming mess in Ninerland and I can understand not wanting to face reality. But it won’t and hasn’t helped. Sure trade a few parts here and there no harm in trying.

    But for the longer term pain will have to be inflicted on boy York for his foolish ways. Let me be the first to propose a BOYCOTT of all Niner home games by fans to express our disgust and outrage at the destruction of our team. Pain. Refuse to show up at the white elephant in Santa Clara to watch the Niners lose. (I realize this is not an option for me but if I was in the area I would refuse attending). This process is already happening but I want to encourage fans to simply not go to games. Pain. Embarrassment. A clear display of fan loathing at what the child and his minions have created. Pain.

    BOYCOTT Niner home games. Pain!

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Judging by the amount of GB jerseys in the stands on Sunday Phil, it might well have started already.
    Most people want something for their hard earned cash, in terms of a product they pay to see.

    I’m going to be a kind and loyal fan on Sunday when the 9ers come to town.
    No protests this time, since I’ll have another Grandson attending his 1st 9er game.
    Sad enough to think he might not get to see us score a TD.

    I think it’s pretty obvious we were in for a head-scratcher of a season before it started.
    Problem is, for me, I never expected Kaep to look so inept.
    As goes the QB, goes the Offense.
    Teams are daring him to throw and, he’s melting under the pressure.

    All the practice in the world isn’t going to help, if he’s not confident, when game day rolls around.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er how’s this for dumb luck?
    Pete admits to teaching the practice of knocking balls out of the End Zone.

    Maybe Blandino should hand out some pink slips to crews Officiating in Seattle?
    Fail Mary vs GB at least has room to blame the Scabs.

  100. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Not suggesting Niner fans should stop being fans. Just that “what can we do?” has come up snake eyes to date. Post nasty comments on FB? Nope. Not suggesting to boycott away games especially with young future Niner fans. No.

    York screwed Jimi and us to build his white elephant in Santa Clara. Fact. So a measured response might be most effectively aimed at this venue especially given the predictedly rotten team on display. Anyway there is already a massive boycott (unnamed) going on in PSL resales = there is no market, no one is buying. Did I, me Phil Fan, cause this?

    Next step in prescribed Pain Therapy = BOYCOTT Niner home games.

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil it’s about the only thing left for any self respecting fan to do.

    I made a spectacle of myself some years back when Dr York was in control.
    Covered my ride in signs, screamed myself hoarse inside the stadium as well.
    Mild improvement I guess?
    Dr Daddy got out of the FO but, we’ve now got Jed.

    Baalke needs an Offense.
    I don’t think Chyrst is a long-term solution either.
    At best he’s a stop-gap.
    There’s got to be another HC hired with an Offensive/QB development related background.
    Logan stands a chance having developed Matt Ryan along the way.

    Going with Harbaugh was the right approach.
    Obviously, that fell apart as we know.
    Who’s next?
    How long do they take with Logan/Kaep?
    Stay tuned…

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    To add some additional drama to the trip to NJ, the NYG are attempting to combat the dreaded MRSA bacteria from spreading within the Complex.

    Welcome to The Meadowlands. Beware of bacteria.
    MetLife Stadium is sponsored by an Insurance Co after all.


  103. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No matter NJ49er, the NFL is like the Obama administration. They over-enforce rules they like and ignore rules they don’t.

    The idiots commenting on the article you linked makes me embarrassed to be a commenter on anything.

    Clearly, another Seattle game was won by the back judge. For him, no penalty, no punishment, just a “who knew?” Things like that along with having to suffer whatever the twin egos do to destroy this team to a crowd of nincompoops cheering it make me wonder what in the hell I thought I was a fan of in the first place.

  104. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I hear you NoFear49er.
    Fandom ain’t what it used to be.
    WAY too much work for most of us.

    Where’s that ‘Central Administration Officiating Plan’ these days?
    Are they not allowed to ‘make’ calls that are missed on the field?
    Blandino already hid behind the ‘not reviewable’ angle.
    More ammo for my NYC to Vegas Connection Conspiracy theory, if nothing else.

    Here’s a little something Mangini should be paying attention to as well –
    Seems like OBJ doesn’t like contact.

  105. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood, you called Roman nothing but a run game coordinator for months. “about a minute” ? Take your mental lapse bullshit and peddle it to someone else.

    You’re a frontrunner, embrace it.

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er you’ll appreciate this.
    A very dear friend of the family passed recently at the Grand Old age of 91.
    Hows this for a list of historical Military accomplishments?

    Born in Gualtieri, Sicamino, Province of Messina (Sicily) he arrived in this country in 1930. He was raised in Norwich, New York, entering the United States Navy in World War II. For his time in the service he received the WWII medal, European African & Middle Eastern medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, American Campaign medal, D Day participation Medal and an Honorable Discharge medal. He was involved in providing smoke screen cover for the landing craft during the invasion of Normandy. Later, while sweeping for mines off the coast of Okinawa preparing for the invasion of that Island, his ship came under attack by Kamikaze planes. His ship was able to shoot all but one out of the sky. Nearing the end of the war, his ship was ordered to clear the harbor of all mines in Tokyo Bay as it prepared for the arrival of the USS Missouri for the signing of the declaration of surrender with Japan. –

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention he leaves 22 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren to carry on.

  108. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I heard them hiding behind it’s not reviewable and it’s a judgment call. They certainly got the another play done in a big hurry without the usual half hour delay.

    I saw the play and the immediate replays. There was no judgment involved. The player batted the ball out of bounds in clear violation of the rule. There is nothing in the rule about intent or possibility of changing the game. It was illegal, the official had his nose right on it, and refused to throw a flag. Why doesn’t he have a price to pay for that?

    Where’s all this integrity of the league talk go? How do you steal a game from a team and laugh it off, but spend millions and months over a guy who may have had some idea some of the balls the league failed to monitor, as is their job, didn’t have enough air? Why is anybody still interested in how many games a team and its crew of zebras can win?

    The Lions players and coaches played one helluva game on the road against a top team and one guy officiating says I’m not calling that illegal play, you lose. Where’s the outrage?

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree NoFear49er.
    It’s an eff’n joke the way this game is going under Goodell.
    No culpability whatsoever.
    Hard to take this ‘protect the integrity of game’ shtick seriously.
    Very selective in it’s enforcement.

    Goodell simply hid behind the Lawyers on the Pats Ball Deflation issue.
    Kept himself out of harms way with Wells as his ‘shield’.
    Blatant pussy move.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Detroit should take some solace from a League apology?
    Sorry for the non call Detroit.
    We’re REALLY sorry for your loss.

    Gimme a break.

  111. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ49er, it sounds like your friend got around in his service. Appreciate all the WWII guys for their service “till it’s over” and the example they set.

    Looks like his funeral service was today (yesterday). My condolences to you, his family and friends.

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Heck of life NoFear49er.
    Appreciate the kind wishes.
    We should all leave this life with a resume like that.
    Helluva run.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The man NEVER had an unkind word for anything or anyone either.
    Quite an example.
    Always found a way to make people smile.
    Gonna miss him.

  114. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – After the 2012 season, I honestly thought Roman and Harbaugh were going to transform the 49ers from a running team to a passing team. Gore was getting older, Kaep was just coming off a truly impressive Super Bowl run for an “almost rookie.”

    If you recall, around this time there was the Crabtree / Aldon / Iupati debate – can’t keep them all (or any of them as it turns out). I advocated for the 49ers keeping Crabtree and Aldon and dumping Iupati because Iupati was more of a run blocking guard and if the 49ers and Harbaugh were going to transition from run team to passing team, the 49ers needed to replace Iupati with a cheaper guard whose forte was pass pro.

    Enter the 2013 year. Baalke had dumped Moss, Walker and Ginn. The 49er receivers were Vernon, Crabtree, Baldwin, Manningham and Boldin. Crabtree and Manningham were hurt most of the season, leaving the 49ers with Vernon and Boldin as the only two real wide receiver options.

    My reasoning for attacking Roman was because I wanted to see the 49er move into a pass-first offense, and with Harbaugh, Roman and Kaep, I thought the 49ers could make that transition. I was frustrated they weren’t making that move and I started writing two things: Like Dean Smith and Jordan, only Harbaugh can keep Kaep under 200 yards passing. I also, like you mentioned, called Roman a college run game coordinator; however, like I previously mentioned, around the Carolina game that year (that was week 10), I started to see it wasn’t Roman or Harbaugh’s fault. So, technically you’re right. Week 10 is about two and a half, three months into the season.

    But the end of the 2013 season, and all of the 2014 season, you didn’t read me criticizing Roman or Harbaugh. I shifted my dialogue, and correctly, because the problem with the 2013 and 2014 49ers wasn’t a scheme issue like people like Berger suggested. The problem was Baalke was bringing in guys like Jenkins, LaMichael James, Jon Baldwin, Osgood and later Vance McDonald to do the job Hunter, Moss, Walker, Ginn and Crabtree had done just months before en route to the Super Bowl. I’ve stated numerous time defending Roman and Kaep that the 2012 SF 49er offense was awesome.

    So technically, it wasn’t a minute. But in the grand scheme of things, it was a short period of time. And at the very least, and to my defense, I was paying attention to what would screw this team up long before anyone else was. I shifted from Roman screwing it up to Baalke.

    And I also remember hammering Baalke in 2013/ 14 and you claiming, “This is just like your old Alex Smith rants.” And the music plays on…

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This is a load of crap too from ESPN regarding the illegal batting in Seattle.
    They employ a former NFL Referee on their game Staff, Gerry Austin.
    He apparently missed it as well.
    These Network Wonks all try to give the appearance of having things covered, from an Officiating perspective, since FOX employed it with Mike Pereira.
    Difference being, Pereira had an axe to grind with the League and spits it out, like it or not.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit the same issues pervade the current passing game.
    It’s not the cast surrounding Kaep apparently.
    It’s Kaep not delivering a passing game.

    Hence my suggestion, about failures related to the passing game being improved, MIGHT have caused friction between Baalke and Harbaugh.
    I too was guilty of suggesting that the scheme was responsible, assuming as I did, that Roman called the plays.
    Harbaugh/Roman masked the deficiencies we’re continuing to see at present.
    Back to my question. Teacher(s) or pupil?

    Recall the pass that sailed over Moss’s head in the SB that got picked. Poorly thrown.
    Recall the failed fade attempts to Crabtree in the End Zone that COULD have won the game. Poorly thrown.

    Anything looking different in recent weeks?

  117. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood, facts change and my opinion changes. I don’t fault you for changing your opinion. It’s even okay that you still watch the games.

    I was in Baalke’s corner until he showed his true colors. I have no use for him now and certainly don’t want him running MY team.

  118. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Very true about Kap’s performance in the big games.
    Both in the Super Bowl and in the NFCCG Kap’s passes were uncatchable for the Niner receiver.
    In the same situation if Kap puts it on the receiver’s hands and the WR doesn’t haul it in, the receiver would be vilified for not making the play. As a QB you have to throw a ball that your receiver has a chance at. Kap didn’t.
    In the NFCCG he tossed the ball that only Dickie could get to and tipped it to his teammate. The apologists said he was off by a foot. That foot cost the Niners the game and another trip to the Super Bowl.It was a miss and to add insult to injury a turnover on first down.

    Face it, Kap doesn’t do his receivers any favors by staring them down which draws a crowd. Malcom Smith followed Kap’s eyes and came off his coverage responsibility Hunter because Kap telegraphed the pass.

    After those failings the excuse coming from Kap’s followers was he was still young and he would grow into the position with experience.
    Three years later and going into Kap’s second year of regression he remains the common denominator of why the Niners
    aren’t improving.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Steve Wyche of the NFL Network was at the game and has this to say about Kap
    “I gotta tell you, I wasn’t believing a lot of the stuff I was hearing and seeing until I saw it in person. This is not the same player that we saw two years ago. I mean he can’t keep the ball in bounds on the long shots….He was saying that some of his throws he was throwing to the ground so he wouldn’t make mistakes but I gotta tell you, I think he’s so shell shocked, and I spoke to some people with the Packers and they said he’s like a shot fighter. You know like that fighter who’s really good that gets knocked out and can’t get his legs back under him. That’s a damning thing to say. And they said coming into the game, they had no fear of him running the ball because they knew they were going to hold the integrity…..They went man to man coverage the entire game, man to man coverage, and they just got after him. They stayed in their lanes so he couldn’t run and said ‘throw it.’ If you can beat us we don’t think your receivers can beat our DBs and we don’t think you’re accurate enough to make [those plays].”

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In retrospect the only guy that can save Kap is Kap himself.
    The NFL is a copycat league. Certain defenses that neutralize an offense and in particular a star player will be utilized until
    proven ineffective. Until Kap proves that he can overcome this defense designed to stop him he’ll be ineffective.

    The defense is designed to confuse Kap and give him looks that make him uncomfortable.
    You don’t hear the term “ghosts” when talking about a QB.
    Kap is imagining defenders that aren’t there and not pulling the trigger.

    This equates to a baseball pitcher that can’t find the strike zone or a receiver who has hands of stone i.e. Vance McDonald.

  121. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NY Giants are a definite loss. NY has #1 run D and #32 pass D. They can stop Hyde. CK pulls his punches in the passing game even if he finds his own receivers open.

    FO will not demote a black QB for a white one. We are 1-15 guaranteed and draft Goff. We lose to Bears, Lions, and Browns.

  122. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jim Tomsula says, on keeping Colin Kaepernick as QB: “It is 100 percent my decision.” Says coaches & players don’t see QB confidence issue.”

    Two things. Did anyone ever ask Harbaugh whose decision it was to start or not start a player? Hahahaha. Also, it appears the coaches and players are either dumb as rocks or Tomsula is a liar. And not a very convincing one, either.

  123. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, FO committed to CK for this year. So Guido can make that statement with confidence. Jed/TB will not pull the rug out till Feb. Season over so the media focus is a lot less. Also they could buy silence easier in offseason and not admit their stupidity in public. Just like all Democrap elitists.

  124. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep taking way, way too much heat for this collapse with the national media. Wrangler Jesus, Tomsula and Jed York should be the focus of negative attention.

    In the game against the Giants, the 49ers will try but this game is hugely pivotal. The 49er players were caught off guard by the Steelers’ deep ball, but they had to expect to get beat by the Packers and Cardinals (two of the better teams in the league). But the Giants aren’t that good. They are an average team. The psyche of the 49er locker room has to be wondering just how good or how bad this team really is, and the Giants are a great measuring stick.

    If Tomsula’s smart, the 49ers run the ball all day long and keep Beckham in front of the defense. Mangini is ahead of Wrangler Jesus. He’s rushing 3 and keeping it all in front of him, employing the death by a thousand paper cuts strategy. But Wrangler Jesus is still trying to throw the football without a good passing scheme and a now a confused quarterback. Wrangler Jesus needs to run the ball… a lot. Even if the 49ers are behind.

    31 -17, Giants.

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have a problem with saying Kap is not at fault for the most part and then turning around and devising a gameplan where Kap doesn’t throw with 8 and 9 in the box.
    It’ll be just like Tomsula described running Bush on 3rd and 11.
    He said Packers were blitzing and he was hoping to split the blitzers for a big gain.
    Until Kap proves he can beat the defense by passing the ball expect 8 or 9 in the box making running very difficult especially when the opposition knows you run left.

    Flawed strategy because the Giants are #1 in rushing defense and you’re just playing into their hands.

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    49er analyst Ryan says Kap has lost his receiver’s confidence

  127. robNo Gravatar says:

    NJ 49ER
    Saw ur post about ur friend. I just lost my dad recently at 89.
    He was a WW2 vet and fought in the battle of the bulge. He was also a POW for the last 6 mos. Of the war.
    Not too many of em’ left but God bless em’ all. My condolences to the family

  128. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Amen, blessings on our defenders Rob, NJ.

  129. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll step up and opine 24-14 Giants.
    Got your 31-17 Giants call Spit.

    Ok people can the Niners win away from Levis this season? Here’s your chance to nail one.

    And don’t let me hear any “There’s nothing we can do about York” pussy ass crap. Bitch and whine here and on FB? Nope. Useless. Get a new owner?? And who’s going to fire him? Momma? Dream on chumps. Boycott home games? BINGO. Put up or shut up.

    Loved your story about your day of rage at Meadowlands NJ lol.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    A lot of the PSLs are owned by businesses who use the tix as swag for their clients.

  131. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    41-9 Giants

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks not at practice due to family personal issue.
    Tomsula now updated says when Brooks returns is uncertain.

  133. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Could be a trade imminent and they do not want him injured. Maybe something further with goodell. Or legal process involving RayMac and girl.

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The implication is a serious family illness or death but nobody is confirming it.

  135. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Appreciate the kind wishes guys.
    If anyone asked me to sign on for 91 years, I wouldn’t hesitate.
    One of the better people I’ve ever had the privilege to know.
    I’m amazed at his Military record.
    Never knew half of it until his obit was published.
    He rarely spoke of it.
    Always about family, and people in general.
    A happy, positive guy that just loved life.
    He sure got his monies worth.

    May he rest R.I.P.

  136. winderNo Gravatar says:

    31-6 NY

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    23-17 NYG

  138. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Sure Bullit I realize businesses are going to use their PSLs to stroke customers so we won’t get an instant collapse to zero attendance. And York will still make money regardless of attendance BUT IF fans, many, subscribe to a BOYCOTT to inflict some return PAIN on York it will “look bad” if few fans are in the stands. Embarrassing. Humiliating. A counter-punch to the face, well earned, for the pain inflicted on us by you know who.

    Fans are very angry and the inept ‘product’ on the field only underscores our contempt. BOYCOTT!

  139. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom, NJ, Winder ‘locked and loaded’. Gotcha

  140. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I want to be optimistic on this matchup.
    I originally tagged it as a Win prior to the season.
    After seeing how badly Kaep is struggling to complete passes, I just can’t bring myself to predict a Win now.

    Good news is, night game means EXTRA long tailgating time.
    I’ll numb myself in the parking lot to ease the expected pain 😀

    He’s got to throw his way out of these packed 8-9 Man boxes.
    Hyde won’t have success behind the OLine as currently constructed either.
    It’s far worse then I had ever imagined going in.
    If this is what a ‘simplified’ Offense looks like, how in God’s name will Kaep handle anything more complex?

  141. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    What’s going to influence Jed is being humiliated on a national game like this weekend’s where guys like Al Michaels and Collinsworth are going to ask what was Jed thinking when he let Harbaugh go? Both Jed and Baalke are in hiding refusing to engage the media. Their mistakes are amplified with national media attention.
    Let’s see if Jed gets on Twitter again and offers tix to the next home game. That backfired on him big time.

  142. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    There has been little evidence of Kap’s off season improvements with Warner and Gile. Kap was supposed to have shortened his release and improved his footwork.
    Then came the PR and hype coming out of training camp that he was establishing chemistry with all his receivers even though we didn’t see it in the preseason games. WE saw very little of Kap and anything in preseason. Tomsula fed the PR saying it would be revealed once the regular season started.

    Then of course was Kap getting on social media and insulting Houston with “I warned you the #7torms Coming !!! #Houston.”
    Kap was clueless that Houston was experiencing floods of the century and people were dying.

    Just like Kaepernicking and kissing his bicep Kap’s antics seem to come back and bite him in the ass.

    Just play good football without all the extras and leave your ego at home. Humility is a good thing. Kap makes a big deal of his religion so he should know being humble is a virtue.

  143. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    O-line is bad but not nearly as bad as Kaepernick is making it look. We’re 18th in pass blocking (according to PFF) and like 8th in run blocking around the left end. Over half our runs are middle runs though where we aren’t nearly as good. Duh.

    Tomsula wants to know if Kaepernick is gun shy? Where did he get this insight? From this blog on game day?

    Something about a coach who sees him every day and evaluates his every play not knowing if he’s hammering him with contradictions and muddling his brain that doesn’t instill confidence.

    It’s a good thing Jed and Trent put an end to the Harbaugh era and went out and brought in some ‘real teachers’ before it was too late.

    The suck just doesn’t stop here now.

  144. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m gonna check with some NYG friends regarding rules on bringing signs into the stadium.
    Don’t think they’re permitted but…
    If so, I’ll put something together to ask what time it is.

    “Time to SELL Jed”

  145. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I’ve suggested that the ‘teacher’ credo was aimed at Kaep’s development falling short.
    It now looks more like he’s simply not getting beyond what he knows.
    Pistol/Read Option/Run.

    He’s simply too attached to his running abilities.
    Old habits die hard.
    Doesn’t seem as though he’s grasping the mental side of the Pocket game either.
    Footwork is horrible. Balance and mechanics suck. Touch is non-existent.
    Other than that, it’s looking like there’s plenty of room for improvement.

  146. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, I think the whole “teacher” thing was just Jed showing his ignorance. Coaches are teachers. That’s one of the most primary things they do.

    The proof that Jed and Trent don’t know their asses from two gopher holes is the state of the team today. It’s the same thing as Jerry Jones thinking a trained monkey could run his team. As Trent is finding out, scouting ain’t head coaching.

    Kaepernick was a good if not very good QB. We all saw that. His learning curve has turned into a slide off the road crash. Certainly the worst time to deprive him of a HC who took a personal interest and had the background and experience to help him make the necessary transition.

    Warner can’t say anything negative as it reflects on him now. Can’t go back to the read option. The only thing to do is work through the transition to more of a drop back passer. The decision of whether it’s worth the trouble or better to go with another guy is up to …. I almost said coaching there. Okay coach Baalke, what’s the plan?

  147. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly spot on with Warner NoFear49er.
    I’ve been leaning more and more toward the ‘pupil’ in this debate.
    If this was ‘simplified’ to help Kaep, it’s sure hard to see the benefit thus far.
    Basic concerns I had, even under Harbaugh, like touch and mechanics look worse now.
    Smacks of ‘deer in the headlights’ to me.
    Not grasping timing. Still not seeing the field, etc.
    Hard to know where they can turn now if he doesn’t make some strides by mid-season?
    He simply lacks some of the most basic QB skills that he ought to have mastered by now.
    I had thoughts of Jim Everett last week watching him ‘hearing’ footsteps.

  148. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Granted, with a shaky OLine, I can understand his lack comfort.
    But, he’s got to learn something between buying time in the pocket and, taking off at the first hint of pressure.

  149. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Montana basically said CK needs to man up, develop a pocket presence and deliver throws by staying in it. Is CK a Nancy boy.

    Probably not. I think he is an idiot. As others have pointed out, he does not have a match between a clock in his head (the easy part) and move from primary to secondary to tertiary to dump off and know for a given defense when each target is in the open window. He equivocation and bails because he fails the details of the progression for each pass play.

    Even simplifying the routes he still fails because db’s have an easier time of sticking. Is he capable of doing pre-snap read of D and execute hot reads. If he cannot do this basic stuff then he cannot do adjustments with the receivers post-snap.

    IMO FO will have him play the full season. Hopefully he gets better to salvage his trade status. Would absolutely trade him after season ends.

    He can develop into a mediocre Franchise QB. Not good enough. O will always be on its back with him.

  150. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I agree about pre-snap reads.
    If he’s not identifying the proper alignments, Marcus Martin isn’t going to be saavy enough to cover for him.
    Too much pressure leaking through inside.
    Stuffs the run along the way too.

    Many things going wrong thus far.
    As for Trade value? I think that ship has sailed.
    I think it comes down to whether they feel Logan can straighten him out this year.
    Fortunately, they structured his Contract smartly enough to get out without long-term Cap damage.

  151. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK bought time here with his athleticism. He was lucky a non-QB-savvy GM was here to let his failings linger. Mike McCarthy and John Elway would have traded him by now. Recognizing limited upside.

  152. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Right Bullit there is humiliation, pain, national embarrassment aplenty for York to swallow with the 3 losses in a row. Another one Sunday with NJ waving his sign and groaning on nat’l TV will just add to the shame. Does York have any shame? Doubtful but after this gigantic flop “leading” the Niners to the cellar he sure as hell should have some shame. Charging top dollar for this stinker, the nerve.

    Frankly no amount of humiliation will be enough to compensate for the destruction he done wrought. Trying to do my part in amping the payback by calling for a BOYCOTT of Levis.

    Oh the shame. It’s enough to make me turn to politics for my kicks.

  153. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    With the Super Bowl at Levis which York would like known as “The house that Jed built” he can’t escape the fact that his team went from NFCCG to potentially bottom 5 in under 2 years.

    That’s the giant elephant in the room that he can’t avoid as he acts as the host. His fellow owners know he screwed the pooch on his team.

    Instaed of basking in the glory that he turned it around, Jed is perceived to have bungled success.

    IMHO Jed is terrified of having a Q & A with the press because
    the questions will be hard and his answers will be lame.
    Jed might have to adopt the Howard Hughes way of life.

  154. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I really think that there has to be a logical explanation as to why they haven’t even drafted a QB in many years which will be Baalke’s greatest blunder by going all in on Kap.

    Just speculation but is Kap that thin skinned, his ego that fragile and sensitive that bringing in any competition will make him crumble? I just don’t understand how Tomsula can say he’s 100% behind Kap no matter how he plays because he is painting himself into a corner.

    Honestly I have never seen a coach declare that a job was 100%
    safe and he didn’t believe there might be someone out there that could compete for the job easpecially when the guy you’re backing is stinking up the place. If it doesn’t work out both coach and QB will be out the door.

  155. robNo Gravatar says:

    PHIL I think you forgot to announce the results last week. Here goes for this week I’m hoping for the upset but gotta go with 20 – 17 Giants

  156. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Behind Goff as the #2 rated pro QB prospect is Paxton Lynch from Memphis University.

  157. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, is Conner Cook from Michigan State another mental stiff? Thought he and Goff were clearly the best two. Cook is the one that is six-three and 230 lbs?

    I propose that Joe Montana vet these draftees and determine which ones pass the mental acid test. If we are able to choose a QB in top 5 pick let us utilize the rich legacy and avoid another crippling mistake.

    Am an equal opportunity QB dimwit hater. Screen the dimwits out.

  158. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Giants have been consistently inconsistent this year. Last weekend they put up their first solid performance, and with the Bills doing their best Bad Raiders imitation, that was enough.

    The D comes to play. Niners in the road upset, 19-16 (OT).

  159. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I enjoy watching Gruden’s QB Camp.
    Unfortunately Kap wasn’t on it but here’s an example of what a QB should know.

  160. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ok people can the Niners win away from Levis this season? Here’s your chance to nail one. The spread for the NY Giants game ranges from + 3 Niners (RTFirefly) to -32 (Bakkentom), -25 (Winder), -14 (Spitblood), -10 (Phil), -6, (NJ), -3 (Rob) with the scores as follows:

    RTFirefly: 19-16 (OT) Niners in the road upset.The Giants have been consistently inconsistent this year. Last weekend they put up their first solid performance, and with the Bills doing their best Bad Raiders imitation, that was enough. The D comes to play. Niners in the road upset, 19-16 (OT)

    bakkentom: 41-9 Giants

    winder: 31-6 NY

    Spitblood: 31-17 Giants. Got your 31-17 Giants call Spit.

    Phil: 24-14 Giants. I’ll step up and opine 24-14 Giants.

    NJ49er: 23-17 NYG

    rob: 20-17 NY. PHIL I think you forgot to announce the results last week. Here goes for this week I’m hoping for the upset but gotta go with 20 – 17 Giants

    Rob indeed was the closest on the spread last week with your 10 point GB win call. Good job, I blew that as was tuning out at end of game. NJ had the honorable mention 2nd best call = his 7 point spread. Love to see RTs 3 point Niner win in OT come through.

  161. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    yesterday before his presser Tomsula ran into the door and that put a cut on his face.
    Maiocco said he was bleeding throughout the press conference.

    You get the idea that Tomsula doesn’t really like facing the press 3 times a week making him nervous enough to run into a door.

  162. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It gives me the feeling that the guy can’t even walk straight, let alone coach a team.

  163. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jed and TB wanted to emphasize teaching, maligning harbaugh. Teaching stops and ends with CK. Mangini adapts and fixes every week, seems to be settling on the easier Fangio approach.

    Media is on this. CK is a coach killer. Jed is blocking a benching to save face. Best thing for Jed, TB, HC, and OC is a CK injury that allows Gabbert to finish the year.

  164. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of not being able to coach…. Bill O’Brien is terrible. Chuck Strong isn’t anything great either, but O’Brien will be back in college in no time.

  165. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Grant Cohen “Relentless Pressure is Killing Colin” nails it along with the comments.

  166. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can David Strassman do Guido and CK.

  167. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thwn worse thing for the Niners would be Kap getting injured.
    There is an injury clause in his contract that would kick in and make his 2016 salary fully guaranteed.
    It is similar to RG3 contract and the reason the Redskins are scared to play Mr griffin.

  168. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Kaepernick had to get his own insurance against injury which would pay to the team. $20mil??

  169. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gore giving the Texans hell. Nobody misses that guy?

  170. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    He’s now #17 all-time after passing John Riggins tonight.

  171. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    btw, on Kaepernick’s contract, it looks like each year becomes guaranteed, injury or no, after April 1. If so, injury could make the team some money if the $20mil payout I think I recall is accurate.

  172. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I hear that, RT. Go Frank!

  173. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports

    “This brings us back to that $126 million contract, which was announced in the summer of 2014 with no shortage of puffery. As the numbers trickled out, it was recognized that the segmented deal gave the 49ers a litany of eject buttons. And they can easily separate this offseason so long as Kaepernick doesn’t suffer a catastrophic injury that guarantees his 2016 salary. So long as they cut ties prior to April 1, the 49ers won’t be responsible for anything but the remainder of his prorated signing bonus, which would amount to roughly $7.4 million. After the numbers are crunched, they could cut him at a salary-cap savings of $6.9 million next year. And, poof, the contract is gone.”–126m-deal-in-such-shrewd-fashion-041603581.html

  174. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The injury guarantee only works until April 1 each year, after that it’s fully guaranteed anyway. An injury today won’t change anything.

  175. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was hoping Frank would get a hundred tonight. Close but no. Not too bad running against Clowney, Wilfork and Watt.

  176. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    98, a TD and a win. Works for me.

  177. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hasslebeck is still a above average QB at 40.
    Considering he got out of the hospital bed to throw 2 TDs TONIGHT AND LEAD HIS TEAM TO A WIN.

  178. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Always liked Hasselbeck, too. Thought he was done when Willis hit him in the back so many years ago with Seahawks.

  179. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    My favorite thing about Hasselbeck: “WE WANT THE BALL AND WE’RE GONNA WIN.” Then I think he threw an INT. Might have been a game losing pick six.

  180. 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