Panthers 46, 49ers 27

The 49ers dusted off the old rope-a-dope strategy Sunday versus Carolina by lulling the Panthers to sleep with an endless stream of three and out punts, counting on the Panthers to get careless with the ball. It worked! They got 20 points from four Panthers’ turnovers and only got shellacked by 19 points, instead of … oh, say, 30 or 40!

Those 20 points came on scoring drives of 11 yards, 59 yards, -4 yards, and 1 yard. It’s possible the one yarder was the shortest TD drive in NFL history!

Before the game, 49er OLB Ahmad Brooks crowed that the Panthers’ would be scared by the Niner defense. Yet somehow they trembled their way to 529 yards and 46 points. That was the most yards the Niners had given up since 2007. CB Jimmie Ward was torched for 3 TDs. In all fairness to him, though, the Niners had no pass rush and no run defense — a fairly deadly combination.

The Panthers had two players with more than 100 yards receiving (Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen), and one player with 100 yards rushing, backup RB Fozzy Whittaker. For the 49ers, their running game was stuffed (Carlos Hyde had 34 yards on 14 carries) and QB Blaine Gabbert completed less than 50% of his passes.

On the plus side, the rebuilt 49er O-line gave up only two sacks — their first two of the season. The second one came near the end of the game when the team had its Hail Mary offense on the field, so it can be somewhat discounted. The one that came while the outcome was technically still in doubt occurred when RG Andrew Tiller briefly left the game and was replaced by Marcus Martin, who was promptly abused by Panthers’ DT Star Lotulelei.

Many are wondering why Martin is still on the team, let alone playing ahead of first round draft pick Joshua Garnett, who has yet to see any action. The answer might lie with the guy who traded up to draft Garnett, the dubious 49er GM Trent Baalke. Do we have yet another bust in the offing?

If this game seems dayja voogie, relax — it was. The 49ers opened last season with a resounding win at home, got cocky and overconfident, then went on the road to be trampled by the Steelers, Cardinals, then Packers at home, before righting the ship with a narrow loss to the Giants.

Despite the inept performance, the 49ers emerged from the game precariously atop the NFC West standings, where every team is 1-1. Can they cling to this lead for fourteen more games and be the first team eliminated from the playoffs?

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104 comments on “Panthers 46, 49ers 27
  1. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    This week’s Seattle game suddenly looks winnable, or at least more winnable that it looked two weeks ago. I’d love to see a week of focus from the Niners, with zero trash talk. Get the win, then run your mouth, Brooks.

    I see the Seattle game as an important early season indicator. Seattle’s offense hasn’t shown up yet this season. Can the Niners’ D keep Seattle’s score low enough that the 10 to 14 points the O scores is enough to win the game?

  2. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    To add one more point: A win in Seattle, and suddenly I’m thinking 7-9, 8-8 is possible. A loss and I’m still very comfortable with my 4-12 prediction.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not going out of my to criticize Marcus Martin but he completely whiffed when inserted into the game and allowed an easy sack playing like a statue and bringing back the memory of last year’s inept Oline that he was a part of.

    Martin is horrible and the only reason he plays is on the team because he’s a high draft pick just like Looney and Thomas who proved to be total busts.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahags have been hampered by a lame Russell Wilson who is playing with a bad ankle and a bad offensive line has been exposed because Wilson can’t do his usual scrambling.
    The Sewahag starting RB Eawls is hurt and they are going with 2nd string Christine Michael.

    If the Niner D had a pass rush that could make Wilson terribly uncomfortable they would have a good chance of winning.

    The Seahag defense has only given up 19 points in 2 games . If the Niners can’t run the ball and are forced to pass they could be in trouble.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Torrey Smith was targeted 10 times yesterday and caught 3 passes.
    Not sure what the official dropped passes count yesterday was, but I can remember at least 6 and I would surmise it could be as high as 10.
    The offense should go downfield earlier to open up the running game.

    IMO yesterday’s offense was very conservative and vanilla and lacked innovation that is expected of Kelly.
    When pinned deep the 3 running plays up the gut to go 3 and out was putting up the white flag. Trying a downfield pass would’ve made a statement. Instead we got more of the same of what Chryst would have dialed up last year.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still disappointed that they don’t have a developmental QB on the practice squad.
    This shows total neglect by Baaalke and it just continues.

    For me a team needing a QB should have a raw guy on the PS who can learn the system and compete in training camp for a roster spot.

    Baalke’s hubris prevents this from happening much to the detriment of the team’s future.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Browns are down to Cody Kessler. Would they be dumb enough to take our backup QB off our hands?

  8. shoutrealoudNo Gravatar says:

    Take John and Jed out of the Equation and we’d be on our way.
    Kaepernick would’ve been on his way at half time when he proved to the world he had no class.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Is the bubble finally bursting?

    “Through six nationally-televised 2016 prime time games, the ratings have dropped in comparison to the 2015 equivalent in each and every slot.”

  10. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta ask if these ratings are purely Network TV related Skeebs?
    They’re dabbling with Internet access now.
    Curious to know if this impacts those numbers?

  11. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Probably drooling over those Wireless Data delivery profit potentials.
    AT&T owns DirecTV.
    The NFL media Moguls sure won’t get caught up in TV ratings too much I’m sure.

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Two words, Kelvin Benjamin.

    Some more words, Gabbert sorta sucks. Our o-line is very good. Game plan and pass rush not so much. Too bad most of the fans think offensive guys make the best coaches.

    On the TV numbers, could be the Kaepernick/Goodell/Obama cheerleading squad just pisses people off to the point of finding something else to do with their Sundays and their extra cash.

  13. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The game plan and the play calling were easily diagnosed and neutralized by the Panthers = stuff the box and Hyde forcing Gabbert to throw to our weak WRs and TEs who cannot catch the uncatchable. And viola = 3 and outs, a sputtering O due to our remaining weapons Gabbert, the WRs being substandard. This is on Balkey for not having more QB options, better WRs. But we have a good DL and DBs right? Uh, 526 yards given up by D say ‘not so much’.

    Kelly went conservative in play calling and we could not move the ball consistently against a good D. Maybe Boykins was calling those plays.

    On Defense loss of Lynch really hurt us in this game as essentially zero pressure was laid on Newton. Pass rush very weak. We beat SEA on Sunday it will brighten our prospects as Mr Fletch sez but so will better game planning, pass rush, QB play, etc.

  14. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear my views on the politics of the NFL/USA are too well known here for me to comment extensively. But yeah the saturation of non-stop propaganda these days are undoubtedly a turn off for many. Highly politicized time right now; people are saturated and bailing on more, more, more…especially cynical about suspect outfits like the NFL, US gumint, entertainment industry, etc.

    Fortunately being out of the country all we have to worry about is the military build up in the S. China Sea by China and now Russia!

  15. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, that who-owns-which-islands-which-have-good-shit dogfight has been building for decades. Our stance seems to change with the direction the wind of our allies’ attitudes blows. I’d guess we back Vietnam and if that isn’t ironic enough we’ll probably back them against two or three other countries we’re backing, like PI.

    Anyway, looks like a good game tonight. I pick the Bears to win. Mostly because of Fangio’s defense. I remember when he worked for us and then Jed/Trent happened.

  16. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Wentz looking pretty darn good. As Berger said ‘I’m glad the Rams took Goff’ lol. Yeah Bergs and I agree on most things including this one. Just started going over there to eavesdrop and steal ideas again.

    Chuck fergits it was his vehement defense of Dennis that ended it for me over there. You going to support an angry drunk asshole then I’ve heard enough. Now of course Dennis is banned over there, wisely, finally. That’s good. I think Skeebs got wise over here a while ago. So the cordial fracturing at Blog X continues…

    1984 is alive and well. No not the ’84 Niners who were a superior team in all phases. Just reread the book which ends with the protagonist Winston completely broken down and ‘realizing’ he loves Big Brother. So many do and I’ve stopped clapping.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I threw this up for you on the last thread.
    Good paragraph or so on our recent Officiating exchanges.
    In case you missed it –

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Vega$ lines for the game at the Seahags varies from 9.5 to 10.5 with the Niners as huge underdogs.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Wilson is hobbled, the Seattle OL looks nothing like it did in recent years either.
    Gotta clean up the Gabbert misfires and, get something going with Carlos.
    LA dinked and dunked them pretty effectively on Sunday.
    Gabbert looks like a dinker/dunker himself.
    Gotta start executing plays while giving our D a rest in the process.
    Chip’s no huddle card system should negate the crowd issues at least.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta steal this one.
    They’re wounded on Offense.
    We have to wear down their Defense, not our own.

  21. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Niners 20 Seahawks 16

    Gabbert buys another week on the field before the inevitable.

    The Seahawks are a mess right now; the Niners will never play them at a better time.

  22. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners 2017, 2018, and 2019 1st round picks for Lamar Jackson of Louisville. That’s the rumor I’m starting.

    See how many games the Niners win in the next five years with Kelly as coach and him as QB. Of course, we’ll have to spend the rest of the 2017 draft on WRs, but one will turn up.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree RT.
    I’m already close to a similar prediction myself.
    Thinking low scoring, yet not as low/boring as the LA game with them.
    Though they’ll have their 12th Quacks as an advantage.
    Gabbert should be better than Keenum.
    Question for me is, can we get Carlos going?
    I’ll post a prediction later in the week.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seemed to me LA had a good short game going against Seattle.
    Don’t let their DL get a bead on the QB.
    Roll a bit, quick hitters, balanced ground game.
    We seem to be clicking pretty well with Kerley in the Slot already too.
    Need a better Screen game to materialize.
    Patton and Kerley could be a nice combo.

  25. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s an upset I was looking ahead to last week, NJ, after Seattle’s dismal lucky last minute win over the loser Dolphins.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m right there with you RT.
    I’ve watched both of the Seattle games and wasn’t impressed.
    They’ve been kryptonite to us and Kaep under our prior Offensive schemes.
    Hoping Chip’s brand of up-tempo Offense neutralizes the crowd and, keeps them off balance.
    All hinges on our execution IMO.
    Can’t run our own Defense into the ground.
    Ball control is key for us.
    Gabbert needs to get his head right and make his throws count.
    Good spot to have Torrey run Earl Thomas out of center field too.
    That’s where TEs on Chancellor could make an impact.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I had no thoughts whatsoever of a W vs Carolina.
    Short week, travel, a well rested Carolina team just didn’t add up.
    I’d have been happy to beat the Spread.
    We had our chances of course.
    Except that we executed ourselves in the execution dept.

  28. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I thought the Niners played outstanding ball, NJ, given that they were totally outclassed by the NFC Champs before even playing the schedule-rigged game. Down 4 at half? Down 7 in the 4th?

    C’mon, a weaker team with that scheduling would have lost 47-7 or something. The Niners showed real fight.

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree RT. Commented earlier that they were watchable.
    Had our chances for sure.
    No ground game might have been our biggest demise.
    Couldn’t wear down their DL or, control the clock.

    All things considered, we can fix much of what went wrong with more game reps.
    Defense held up well, given the struggles the Offense was having.
    Giving Cam all day to throw wasn’t helping our Secondary either.
    DBs need a pass rush, which wasn’t there.
    All correctable. Hopefully we find some salvation in Seattle.

  30. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    They need to clean up the 3rd quarter. Two games in a row it’s been disastrous. Chippy needs to rethink and maybe have two separate offensive game plans. No matter what happens in the first half, switch to plan B. Something, the 3rd qtr. is the Niners Achilles Heel right now.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Both of the routes called for VMcD were perfect too.
    Problem of course, he dropped the 2nd attempt, which could have turned the game at that point.
    Coulda/shoulda/woulda don’t count on the scoreboard though.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, no urgency coming into the 2nd half.
    Things that can, and likely will, improve.

  33. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    An entire quarter of 3 and outs and losing big ground on the scoreboard is more than “no urgency”, NJ. It’s a scheming thing. Chip is overscheming, underscheming? A radical change is in order since what they’ve been doing is worse than “hasn’t worked”.

  34. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Everything is new this year under Chip.
    I expect the passing/timing to suffer early on.
    But, Gabbert has to set and follow through properly on the quick stuff.
    Those Routes are all about pitch and catch.
    Can’t skip those ‘into the vicinity’.
    Hit your target and provide momentum with the placement.
    Kills the design to have the Receiver squat or, have to stop to catch it, if at all.
    Slants and such are zip-it and go Routes.
    Rice made a career on those inside Slants.
    I’m optimistic that it will improve with more reps.

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    True, true RT.
    Either he’s hell-bent on working on something too long or, as you suggest, isn’t backing it up with Plan B.

  36. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If it hadn’t been for the great D and ST teams’ plays after that snoozefest 3rd, it would have been a blowout. The O didn’t do them any favors.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    To their credit, the OL has been doing their part thus far.
    No complaints there.
    Memo to Gabbert – Slow it down, trust your OL, make the throws count.

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, as Fans, we’re ever optimistic I guess?
    Can’t say I was disappointed with the effort.
    I will expect to see some of those issues corrected this week.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Listening to NaVorro gives me reason to believe that the guys are focused on their assignments.
    Seems to have high expectations from the Scheme they’re being asked to run.
    Good sign IMO.
    Young Defense with no expectations. Just play your assignments and go hard.
    No quit. No sh!t.

  40. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Beating Seattle in Seattle would be a blast! The only sporting event I ever saw there was a baseball game in the late not-lamented Kingdome. Horrid. Fenway Park? Coors Field? Pac-Bell? I’ve seen games there. Those are ballparks! Seattle’s park was an embarassment to humanity. I watched them on TV blow up the Kingdome and cheered.

    I’d like to blow up the football field Sunday.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Never attended anything out West myself.
    But, I’d venture to say it sounds eerily similar to the old Veterans Stadium in Philly.
    Worst artificial playing surface in major Sports in that time period.
    That too got demolished, just didn’t happen soon enough.
    Saw Baseball/Football and several Concert events there over the years.
    Might’ve been the only Stadium with holding cells too?
    Eff’n Philly fans were constantly being locked up so, I guess it saved them transportation time.
    Attending any Sports venue in Philly as an opposing team supporter was simply a fight waiting to happen.
    Stories best told over a few beers 😀

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I will say that the Philly Phanatic Mascot was entertaining.
    Watched him punk Darrly Strawberry from the Mets during pre-game warm ups year back.
    Rode his quad around the warning track several times.
    Stopped in deep Center field.
    Got off the quad and snuck up behind Straw and attempted to pull his pants down while he was shagging fly balls.
    Eff’n hilarious.
    Straw never saw it coming.
    Scared the snot out of him.

  43. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Funny, NJ, I watched that ESPN special on Straw and Gooden and their coke addictions and rehabs and all and Straw didn’t mention you once! How could he do that?

    Sounds like fun!

  44. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Kingdome looked like an overgrown Quonset hut (WW II Pacific Theatre). Speakers that hung down 100 ft. from the roof over the field, begging for a fly ball.


  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    😀 Well the Vet was open air but, equally putrid in it’s appearance.
    Yeh those guys on the 80s Mets team knew how to party.
    Doc, Straw, Lenny, and others, were either coked up or, ‘roided up for most of their successful production years.
    Entertaining nonetheless.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder if there were any official stats kept on the number of knee injuries caused on that Veterans Stadium turf?
    That sh!t was basically indoor/outdoor carpet applied over concrete.
    Had a buddy in the USN who was stationed there for several years.
    Got to attend several on-field functions with him during that time.
    I couldn’t believe they allowed Pro athletes to play on that sh!t.

  47. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, I wrote on here that Merkel is toast did I not?

  48. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t mistake my love for debate and argument with you NF, no matter how silly, with disrespect.

    On the contrary I respect you more than any one person on this blog and I missed you though we are bitter enemies politically.

    I’m posting Kennedy videos this morning, so I’ll post this. No matter what our disagreements, we both believe in the Constitution of the United States and our love for the spirit and strength of the American people.

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Ray-Ray Armstrong goes on IR.”

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Monday night ratings down, again. The lowest Week Two Monday Night Football rating since at least ’09, and likely further back.”

  51. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, you’re too kind. I am the SOB you think I am.

    I was a fan of JFK but I hear many liberals have turned on him.

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, while you’re here, Gov. Chris Christie of NJ (“I’m gonna squash all legal marijuana”), just signed the bill legalizing marijuana for PTSD.

    That’s what I wrote the New Mexico Nurses Association advocated for veterans. There are slogans and there should be help.

  53. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Not that pot is a cure-all, mind you, it’s a substitute for opiods and shooting things randomly in the dark.

    The candidates won’t discuss these issues.

  54. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:


  55. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Lindsey Graham, the senior Senator from South Carolina, co-sponsored the CAREERS Act.

    If what I’m advocating for veterans makes me a horse’s ass, then I’ll sit with the most ultra-conservative senator of the most ultra-conservative state (though I must say quite beautiful in its own way, I went to a National Park that is a swamp!).

  56. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    My cousin went to Clemson, not too far from my unc at Paris Island. Good people in South Carolina. The food sucks. Any Southerner who wants to tell me that grits and okra with butter are better than rice and beans with salsa better be ready for a fight!

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What’s funny RT is Christie is sweating the start of the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal now too.
    He’ll be seeking an Rx for said Mary Jane soon himself if things go the route many of us here in NJ expect it to go.
    He’ll probably qualify for PTSD consideration if the Prosecutors can prove him to have involvement in this charade of a ‘traffic study’.
    One of his former confidants is likely to roll over on him to save their own backsides.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think he’s putting himself at the front of the line just in case.

  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Every time I see Christie open his mouth I turn off the sound and order a pizza. I guess I’m an addict.

  60. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    We’re screwed in SEA this week if Gabbert cannot complete passes, catchable passes, to his WRs and TEs for first downs. Gotta spread out the D to make room/space for Hyde to run. SEA has a good DL so our schemes will need to neutralize. Our running and passing games were seriously not in sync in CAR as neither worked consistently well nor did they work together. Far too predictable and vanilla, easily stopped the passing (with BGs help) after the run was eliminated. It is amazing we kept it as close as we did. Though 4 CAR turnovers certainly helped!

    What happened to Chip the innovator on O?

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Try living here.
    He’s a horses A$$ that even a horse would be embarrassed of.
    I’m just hoping the Feds get this right and expose this State’s Government for what it is.
    Organized crime.
    Especially the Port Authority, which involves GW Bridge and Newark Airport.
    His right-hand Man David Samson needs to get his pee-pee whacked too.
    Whole lot of them, all in it for themselves and those they cater to.

    The ‘Chairmans Flight’ is a typical example of abuse of Power.

  62. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s wig-city over at Blog X with Chuck going full left and spouting nonsense at a loud volume. NF will do that to people I guess. LOL. Their quiet discussions on FOOTBALL have been suspended for the moment.

    Bergs has called out Dear Leader once again so the fractures are evident. Not that we are immune over here mind you. None of this will affect the outcomes of this Sunday’s game or the 11/8 election of course. Carry on.

  63. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    PTSD used to be a serious condition but now has been so expanded that anyone can claim PTSD for having been in close proximity to a loud argument as a stressor.

    The notion that everything can be helped with marijuana is more than a bit dubious. Besides the fact that the component that’s believed to help the condition can be had in pill form without the high. Nobody’s pushing for more of those pills.

  64. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    New Mexico’s and the desert are so big, NJ, and the little towns so far apart we don’t have that corruption. (LOLOL)

    Republican Governor (Oh!) Susana Martinez’ right hand chick (Secretary of State) got caught last year after LOSING A HALF MILLION DOLLARS OF PUBLIC MONEY in a casino (I’m guessing she hit on 16 with the dealer showing 6?) .

    Not one hour in jail. Smoke a joint here and you are up for six months in county jail.

    Pfft! You think Trump’s going to wave his magic wand and fix this crap? Pffft! It is what it is.

  65. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Like they said about NOT locking Kap in the locker room prior to the anthem but rather ‘let him protest, it will die out eventually’, the same can be said here = Carry on (Skeebs permitting).

  66. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.”

  67. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.”

    “How far can you go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?”

  68. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, I respect you but I defer to authority. That was 5-Star General Omar Bradley and 5-Star General 2 time President Dwight David Eisenhower.

    (I’m covering up for the fact that Bradley gave a great interview in the ’70s on what we now call PTSD, but I can’t find it. His opinion has influenced me a great deal.)

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly RT.
    What it is, is people in Power using their Political Offices to cater to their favored partners who put them there.
    Trump is being bank-rolled by Robert Mercer, Hedge Fund Billionaire.
    Can’t imagine why?
    The corruption is all tied to the wealthy donors, whose agendas are self motivated.
    Government should be working to benefit every tax paying individual.
    What it’s become is a game by the wealthy to avoid taxes, line their pockets and, put the tax burdens on the rest of us.
    DJT doesn’t want his tax returns to become public for a reason.
    He’s likely managed to avoid paying a single cent to Uncle Sam, by running his Enterprise through all sorts of ‘legal’ loopholes in our tax system that the rest of us don’t qualify for.
    The whole sordid system needs to be burned. Then, burned again.

  70. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bradley placed a high value on honorable and moral leaders. When was the last time you voted for one of those?

    That’s where the rubber meets the road for lofty quotes.

  71. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, no criticism of the ultra-corrupt Clintons or enemy of the people and the Constitution Obama?

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bingo NoFear49er.
    There’s not a shred of honor or morality in Politics anymore.
    Got money?
    C’mon in, let’s talk.

  73. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    No Trumps have been in the military in the one hundred years they’ve live here.

    Chickenhawks all – I’ll try to find that Bradley interview; don’t know if I can.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er, Clinton/Obama/Christie/Trump et al, same difference.
    Politicians should all be loaded onto a SpacEx flight and, put into orbit.
    Nothing good from Politicians IMO.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I vote as my Constitutional right to do so.
    What’s embarrassing is, the people we’re being asked to choose from don’t qualify for the ‘honor or morality’ we expect to elect.
    Pick an idiot.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The words corruption and Politics are synonymous in my book.

  77. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We can agree on that, NJ49er. It comes down to a couple of issues for me this go round. Strengthening the military, taking care of our veterans and trying to keep the Supremes from becoming a rubber stamp.

  78. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, I can’t find the Bradley interview, so I give up. I’m no going to pursue it. You win this one. The latest Dallas 6 cop shooter was a vet. Pot is worse?

    Agree or diagree, it’s an interesting read.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The sad reality, there are people here in NJ still waiting to get their lives back in order following the Sandy Storm that ravaged our coastal areas.
    All because of Politics.
    Christie ran to Obama with his hand out for Fed Relief then, managed to play Power Broker with the funds.
    The truly needy have been run through the mill.
    Hoboken Mayor, strong-armed by Lt Gov to ante up real estate variances for wealthy donors before funds would be dispersed.
    Christie has played the role of Mob Boss better than Tony Soprano.

  80. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, I know Jonathan Shay. At least as much one can know another person over the internet.

    I was a member of a Vets listserve project sponsored by Lydia Fish of SUNY Buffalo when Shay was writing his first book and trying to get the vets to agree with his idea of PTSD and how best to treat it.

    He didn’t really care what any actual combat vets thought and I thought he was full of shit. Not surprisingly it was all about the dollars

  81. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, you know that it will sound like I’m a surrogate for Chuck. I’m not; I’m quite independent, thank you.

    In what country was President Obama born?

  82. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Deny veterans medication but don’t have a clue about geography. I understand your argument, NoFear.

  83. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    WTF? Effects of the weed?

  84. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t smoke pot, NF. It’s illegal in my state. Ask me if the law ever changes which I doubt. I’m just askin’, since you brought it up on this blog 1000 times:

    In what country was President Obama born?

    I have 999 to go…

  85. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “In what country was President Obama born?” I don’t know. Do you? I have my suspicions and there is some reason he’s spent so much time and treasure to keep his records secret. Maybe he’s just an asshole thumbing his nose at the citizens he’s supposed to serve.

    “Deny veterans medication but don’t have a clue about geography. I understand your argument, NoFear.”

    WTF does that mean? You call pot medicine and infer from thin air that I’d deny it to folks who need it, veterans or anyone, and then accuse me of denying medicine to them?

    You’re on somethin’ there, hermano. I guess not so far gone you don’t see it’s exactly the type of bullshit Chuck would manufacture.

  86. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m just trying to bait you, dude, but I deserve it after that 8 years of that Hussein Obummer crap.

    In what country was President Obama born?


  87. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You should’ve run with the Muslim, thing, NF. I’m no fan of Muslims, unless they are willing to assimilaate.

    8 years of Kenyan Muslim.

    You’re a SOB. Put up or shut up.

  88. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Hawaii is a beautiful place so I’ve heard.

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Politics in action in the Great Garden State RT –

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t make this sh!t up can you?
    Crooked bastards.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And when you get the job done for Christie’s chronies, you get appointed to some NJ State Office, that we, the taxpayers pick up the tab on.

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    RT, I hope you got that out of your system last night and we won’t be seeing it repeated any time soon.

  93. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Kalil IR’d. Their RT T.J. Klemmings goes to LT. How about AD for their 2017 2nd. They should be in the playoffs so a late 2nd.

    AD seems to have a conflict with TB. They already have Boone which helps to have a cohesive unit in MINN.

    That means MINN will not have their 2017 1st, 2nd, or 4th.

  94. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    So, what happened to Chipper’s hurry-up offense vs the Panthers? It looked pretty slow for hurry-up. Too hot? Front seven too stout? Whatever, it looked like all it did was stress our own defense. Three and out at top speed, brilliant!

    Gabbert looks like a smooth accurate QB until he looks like a lost rookie who can’t control where his shots are going. I hope he gets that wild-pitch-itis under control for the Seahawks tilt.

    Hyde couldn’t get anywhere against the Panthers front and we all but quit using him in the second half. Playing catch up isn’t our game I guess but Chipper could have used a bit more balance if just to keep the defense honest. Probably wouldn’t have hurt to toss a few to Hyde or Draughn anyway.

    Maybe we get going in Seattle, or maybe we save their season.

  95. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    We played into CARs hands NF with our slowed down O, first down runs, dropped passes, few deep balls until we were far behind. On D we had no effective pass rush w/Lynch out (Marijuana strikes again?) which exposed our secondary. I heard our CBs were left on an island outside and it allowed Cam to feast with his WRs esp. Benjamin.

    “Save their season in SEA”. It will tell us a bunch about our ability to adjust if we can/can’t stop ’em on 3rd down or are unable to pressure Wilson. On O can we get Hyde going? How about an effective passing game? A win in SEA would be yuuuge, a loss ugh…

    Wild ass guess = 24-21 Niners

  96. winderNo Gravatar says:

    What I am worried about is that we are seeing the best our current players have. The Chipski probably can’t work miracles. But still, The HC is responsible for the way we play on gameday and our GM is responsible for the talent on the team. I know who I would let go first.

  97. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “NFL Ratings Drop Faster Than Colin Kaepernick Hearing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’”

    Your 10 second chuckle courtesy of

  98. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    ” I heard our CBs were left on an island outside and it allowed Cam to feast with his WRs esp. Benjamin.”

    I don’t know about that, Phil. We played most all game in man to man coverage varying single deep and two deep safeties. The deep safeties didn’t give much help over the top on outside patterns but there were a lot of receivers to cover. The TD to Olsen was against the safeties in two deep and IIRC one of the few times we were in a zone underneath.

    Pretty hard to cover Benjamin on a quick slant and Newton was pretty good at finding the weak spot whenever we sent an extra pass rusher.

    I think they (Panthers) were by far the better team and could have had two more TDs but for some easy balls dropped.

    I’ll give Kelly a couple more games to get his super-duper-can’t-lose offense off the ground but it was pretty disappointing Sunday. Asking the defense to keep Newton, Olsen and Benjamin quiet, even without their RB1 was probably out of reach at home with nine days off let alone in a hostile climate on a short travel week.

  99. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for your take on the play of our CB/Ss NoFear. Pretty limited here due to live stream only and watching a few vids + blogs, so happy to get your input.

    Agree old Chip is going to have to show some improvement PDQ with our O or doubts will begin to creep in on the schemes. CAR was a tough test for the reasons you cited. Hoping we do better against SEA tho they too have a good DL. We have to play a near perfect game w/o turnovers (Hyde!) to beat the Seahawks. I called for a 24-21 Niner win but could easily see a 7 point SEA win.

  100. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Poor Chuck has gone full Barack over at his joint. No wonder I left for the Land of the Free exiting the Dennis loving gulag of Dear Leader. Not sure how 12th and Berger stand it but more power to them. Maybe they figure the football discussions are the main point and to hell with the radical left agenda. Many of these people are going to have the shock of their political lives when the votes are counted I suspect. Oh the tears, the wailing, the eruptions of violence! About time.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    LMAO when Chuckles complains about being banned.
    IMO he was banned for good reason. Too bad, so sad.

    Makes you wonder before the ban that he spent more time and energy here and ignored and neglected his own Fairyland blog.

  102. 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