Rams 27, 49ers 6

The 49ers ran their perfect non-winning road streak to 4 games Sunday by flying to St. Louis and straight into the Rams windshield, where they were scraped off 27-6. In losing their sixth game in eight tries, the 49ers put some distance between themselves and any challengers for the NFC West basement.

It was yet another impressive performance of ineptitude and it looks like these lads and their coaches are getting this awfulness act down to a science. For the second straight game, the Niners did not get into the end zone. They did double their FG output from the previous game, from one to two, but two guys on the Rams ran straight up the middle for long TDs, while the 49er running backs gained 10 yards on 15 carries.

Needless to say, the Niners had to abandon the running game and take to the air. Colin Kaepernick dropped back 41 times, completed 20, averaged four yards per attempt, and did no damage at all to the Rams defense.

The play that got fans buzzing the most, though, perfectly illustrated the woefulness of this team and its coaches. With the ball at Niners’ two yard line, the Rams were so convinced Niner OC Geep Chryst would call a run that they didn’t bother to cover either Torrey Smith or Jerome Simpson, who were both split out wide, jumping up and down, waving their arms, drooling, etc. Kaepernick noticed them not at all. Blank. Zero. Tunnel vision. Robot at the wheel. Into the line went the RB for -1 yards.

After the game, HC Jim Tomsula once again hogged all the credit for the team’s dysfunction. While it’s true his little rat fingers were complicit in bringing about this mess, and he certainly has no idea what he’s doing over there on the sidelines staring blankly off into his unemployed future, let’s be honest: the little round headed kid is the guy who deserves just about all of the credit.

We’re getting close to team wide melt down time. It’s been inching its way into view ever since the Pittsburgh game in week two, the game that woke up the undiscerning fans and gave them a clue that all might not be right in Santa Clara. The players who thought it was great having s nice coach who didn’t work them too hard last summer are seeing the results. You don’t win games in the NFL by being comfortable and happy.

And you don’t win games with substandard coaches, substandard players, substandard front office personnel, and a substandard owner. All you win with that jackpot of crappiness is membership in Bottom Feeders, Inc.

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175 comments on “Rams 27, 49ers 6
  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Perfect symmetry between 49ers record and Michigan. Might as well bring in Gabbert. Put Colin at RB. Get creative. Bush fell on his butt, end of his season. Crabtree seems to be having a fine time. Lordy, Lordy.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Repeating this

    You can laugh or you can cry


  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The narrative from the barnyard was that players hated Harbaugh and the old coaching staff because of his tiring hard hitting 3 hour practices simulating a real game.

    The barnyard said the players are much happier with the short meetings giving them time to get on social media and focus on maintaining their Facebook page. Practices are delightful and short.Because of the short week against the Seahags why even bother practicing? Just resting up for what might be your toughest and most physical game of the year.

    We are seeing a woefully unprepared team that’s literally being outcoached and outhit on the field.

    The barnyard was saying how predictable Roman’s offense was.
    When your opponent brings 10 into the box and leaves your receivers uncovered that’s a sign they know exactly what you’re doing.

    Tomsula said in preseason he wouldn’t let Kap call any audibles
    for fear that they would tip their hand and reveal something.
    Tomsula is not an advocate of “practice makes perfect”.

    Jimmy would much prefer to be everyone’s pal.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Games 49ers have had with fewer than 200 yards and 12 first downs since Sept 27: 4. From 2008-14: 3.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After half a season the so called “chemistry” between Kap and deep threat Torrey Smith just isn’t there. Two TDs and 2 catches a game isn’t going to cut it.
    Yesterday with Boldin out Smith was only targeted 5 times, catching 2 passes for 19 yds.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the barnyard there is still a question of what’s to be gained by benching Kap.
    Seems like the clueless forget his salary is 10% of the team’s salary cap. That $15 mil can bring you two All Pro caliber Olinemen or 3 really good Olinemen that would solve that weakness.
    Draft multiple QBs and bring a veteran to start for a year and mentor.
    Of course I would clean house and fire the GM and coaching staff.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers had 3 players make the Worst list this week: Kaepernick, Boone, and Miller. Good job lads.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners bringing in RB Ben Tate tomorrow for a workout.
    Most likely they have to sign 2 RBS just to replace Bush and Davis.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some are questioning why Armstead played only 14 snaps yesterday.
    Tomsula’s deployment of his personnel is a mystery.

    Also they will be auditioning punters.

    Pinion seemed distraught because he knows a free agent might out perform him and he’ll lose his job.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Crazy trade that will never be made.
    Niners trade Kap, Hyde and Anthony Davis to Browns and in return get Joe Thomas, Alex Mack and Josh Gordon.

    This will caertainly shake things up. Hyde is a good back but his running style will limit him. Pats seem to pluck 1000 yd rushers out of thin air.

    Definitely solves the Oline problems.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looking more and more like the Blaine Gabbert era/week/day/minute will be test driven this Sunday.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Denver LT Ty Sambrailo is out for the season, IR’d with his shoulder.

    With GB not looking invincible, Denver and NE seem to be the best and both are using backups as LT’s. Bidding war for Staley? One more day.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Schefter: “Here we go: 49ers trading TE Vernon Davis to Denver for 6th- and 7th-round picks this year, and a 6th-round pick in 2017, sources tell ESPN.”

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jarryd Hayne was not claimed by any of the other 31 NFL teams. That clears his way to rejoin the 49ers.”

    Chargers are averaging about 1 yard per punt return. They should have grabbed him.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Correction: “SF and Denver swapping 6th and 7th round picks in 2016, and 49ers get Denver’s 6th in 2017.”

    Practically gave him away.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Great for Vernon, though. Back in the playoffs and actually having passes thrown his way.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I agree. So many ‘fans’ wanted him gone, I’m glad to not have to hear it anymore and happy for Davis to go to a team he can play the position before his career fades to dust here in the pro football desert of Jed.

  18. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Give Baalke fifty picks and maybe he can draft someone useful on the blind-squirrel theory.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Good Luck Vernon.
    You’ll see a lot balls on seam routes.
    Look at the season Crabtree is having with the Raiduhs
    7 games 40 catches 487 yds and 3 TDs

    Boldin and Torrey Smith have a combined 47 catches in 8 games.
    Niner’s huge mistake in letting Crabtree walk.

  20. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I guess now we know what Tomsula meant by ‘evaluating’ everyone.

    Guys who can play, over here. The rest of you, suit up.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder what channel rob is watching the games on?

    rob said “I even liked what I saw from Gaskins yesterday.”

    5 rushes 6 yards. Huh?????

  22. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    It’ll be interesting to watch Vernon actually try in Denver. I’ve thought that Vernon was dogging it since his holdout. Are you gonna dog it on Manning during his swan song?

    Also, Vernon is a habitual ball trapper (against his chest). Manning doesn’t have that kind of accuracy anymore.

    But sweet Christmas! Vernon for a 6th and 7th? When was the last time the 49ers ever had a 5th, 6th or 7th pan out? Ever? I can’t remember one. And I can’t remember McCloughan, who was good, hitting on a 6th or 7th. But Baalke? Baalke can’t hit on 1st and 2nd rounders. For a 6th or a 7th rounder, Baalke might bring in acrobats from the circus hoping they can block field goals.

    This is ridiculous. As if we all didn’t need more evidence that Baalke and York are complete morons.

    Why waste your time with a 6th or a 7th? If I ran the 49ers, I give away my 6th and 7th round picks trying to make my camps physically more demanding.

    John Elway just fleeced Baalke…. if Elway can re-negotiate with Vernon OR use Manning’s swan song as a way to get Vernon to try.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Former Browns RB Shaun Draughn agrees to terms with 49ers.”

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hyde likely needs surgery, might go on IR.

  25. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We are one of the teams that hasn’t cut Shaun Draughn yet.

    These guys are as sharp as wet hair.

  26. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “These guys are a sharp as wet hair.” Somebody, somewhere used that one on Lotso’Fear.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I thought you don’t give a rats ass about the Niners?
    Just trolling?

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon Davis is 31 years old and not the 35 that the misinformed said he was in the barnyard.

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Bush’s 2015 stats: 8 carries (28 yards), 4 catches (19 yards), 2 punt returns (9 yards)”

    What was Baalke thinking in signing this guy. He was washed up last year and down to 3rd string on the Lions. Is Trent on drugs this offseason?

  30. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – The shit show that is the 49ers is now entertaining as hell. I don’t watch the games, but the car wreck after or outside the lines is just too good to pass up. If that annoys you then yes, I’m trolling. If it doesn’t, it’s conversation. Now carry on with your 57 posts a day about nothing. No offense.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When you are wrong just man up. You made an ass of yourself yesterday but hey that’s your style.
    You sound like Chuckles with the excuses.
    Instead you go with the weakass BS that the Packers were hurt.
    Boo Hoo. Just like Jake Locker’s HOF career that you predicted? Oh yeah he bugged out not because he was hurt but because he knew he couldn’t cut it.

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco: “Source: Colin Kaepernick has been told that QB Blaine Gabbert will start for 49ers vs. Falcons.”

  33. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    ’bout time. Whose decision I wonder. Surely not the rat, I mean the players coach.

    Does this mean he loses the Beats deal, too?

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Now, who’s gonna tell Luck?

  35. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Birthday Colin, it being the 3rd of November over here already. 28 yo, not a ‘young QB’ anymore.

    I like CK but not his recent play which IMO just reflects the disarray in Ninerland. Man needs good , a stable org and to keep his hands off ASs GF.

    It’s a mess but like a car wreck can’t tear my eyes away. But this is so bad and no one is dying it’s actually pretty fascinating. Actually worse than I originally thought w/ my 6-10 call. Now can we win 4? If there is one thing that would give some hope it would be a decent showing by BG. Pretty sad but not too surprising.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s see whether Boone/Staley get moved before the deadline?
    I’d be in touch with Cleveland for Center Alex Mack.

    Spit, Baalke would’ve lost Vernon for nothing at the end of the season anyway. Boone heading in that direction too.
    Picks at any level are used as Trade enhancers anyway.

    Gabbert to start vs ATL.
    Fire Sale is officially ON.

    They did Vernon a solid however, giving him a shot at the Ring he missed in NOLA.
    If possible, I’d think Staley deserves a similar consideration as well.
    We ain’t going NOWHERE but Draftsville.
    Mov’n On Up….

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now I go back to the 4th preseason game. I have no idea why Tomsula didn’t give Gabbert any snaps that game.
    He played Thompson the whole game and gave Gabbert the night off too. Never figured out his reasoning for that.

  38. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I absolutely love this shit show. It’s better than any other form of entertain on TV I know.

    First Jim Tomsula comes out and says, “We’re evaluating everyone.” This assumes Jed, Trent and Tomsula can evaluate, period. Who’s evaluating? The same guy who brought in Bush and Simpson and let Iupati walk? The same guy who drafted Jimmy Ward? Or is it Tomsula who had the Aussie backing up Hyde week one at running back? This is really football for dummies.

    And now they’re benching Kaep for Gabbert because by their “evaluation” Gabbert gives the 49ers a better chance to win…without a tight end who btw is a qb’s best friend. Nevermind that Baalke has traded away Carrier and Vernon Davis and left whomever’s behind center with a 2nd round bust TE with alligator arms.

    And are they really setting Gabbert up for success without Hyde, Vernon and Boldin? Who will the offensive skill position players be? Torrey Smith, Patton, McDonald and …. who again at running back? Joe Montana couldn’t move the ball with that crew.

    Hopefully for Kaep the 49ers give up on him and let him go play else where…. where he’ll thrive.

  39. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nj- I wouldn’t trade any decent OL to any team. We really need staley. I would however dump half the team plus Baalke and all the coaches.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder it’s pretty apparent we’re between a rock and a hard place right now.
    I love Staley too.
    But, if Boone were inclined to stay for OT coin, you might consider swapping them out simply for age concerns?
    Staley is worth his weight to any Organization and, deserves a better finish to his career than he’s likely to see here anytime soon.

    Baalke needs to get another Offensive minded HC to make this thing go.
    The Harbaugh marriage was great, but for the divorce.

    I’m seriously concerned about the Jed/Trent dynamic.
    If Jed is handcuffing the GM, we’re going down the Dan Snyder Sh!tter as an Organization anyway.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    A Coaching change comes with what might be a replacement QB if I were a gambling Man.
    We’re now prepping for the Draft.
    We can still suck with Gabbert, while protecting Kaep from himself I guess?

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula is handsomely rewarded for keeping the sideline warm until the next HC is hired.
    Preferably an Offensive-minded sort to balance the Baalke effect.

  43. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ – Who put this team between a rock and hard place? Is it your beloved Trent Baalke?

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit give it up dude.
    He’s there, I’m not.
    He’s got an Owner who may, or may not, be impeding his authority.
    It is what it is.
    I’d prefer a Parcells disciple over Uncle Eddie’s nephew in this scenario.
    As stated, he’s replaceable too.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If Tomsula goes Baalke better follow his ass out the door.
    Waste of time trying to hire another deeent coach willing to be under Baalke.
    Baalke needs to pay the consequences for the decline of the team.
    His free agent signings are all busts. Looks like any Olineman named Martin can’t block. Total miscalculation on Brandon Thomas
    being a suitable replacement for Iupati.

    Baalke let both Cox and Culliver walk perpetuating the pattern of instability at CB where we break in new guys every year.
    Squandered a fifth round pick on Pinion.

    I think one of the most egregious things Baalke has done is not drafting a QB in 3 drafts. If we had an all Pro at QB then there would be no need to develop a backup. BHaalke failed the team in ignoring the most important position on the team.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I believe he put the QB decision in Harbaugh’s court?
    Don’t disagree with the opinion however, it’s just not working with Kaep.
    It’s his ship to sink or sail with going forward.
    Fix the QB position, see what he can do.
    It’s a sh!t sandwich to be sure.
    Given the scheme changes, the OLine is definitely in a state of flux.
    Can’t determine what direction we’re seeking in terms of OLine right now.
    Power O worked fine for Harbaugh.
    If the Foerster signing means ZBS, the pieces as currently constituted aren’t in sync by a long shot.
    Whether Marcus Martin gets replaced by Kilgore, or another name TBD, might suggest where they plan to go.

    Alex Mack in Cleveland wouldn’t be a bad place to talk Trade?
    We’re a mess. No disagreement there.
    It’s Baalke’s show now. Nowhere to hide. No one to blame after they fix the QB/Offensive Coaching position.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pinion doesn’t bother me too much, if he was seen as an option to allow Andy Lee to move on.
    Lee was a 6th RD Pick himself.
    I think he’s got potential for what he cost in terms of Draft position.
    If not, they try again.
    Most glaring need is Offense.
    Baalke needs help there.
    Not sure what might be up his sleeve for that partnership at this point?
    Stay tuned.
    We’re positioning for the Draft now, as this season is in the crapper.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually Gabbert is in a no win situation.
    The run game that they lean on is now composed of 2 or 3 guys off the street. Does not bode well for better results.

    If nothing else they are protecting Kap from getting hurt like the Redskins are doing with RG3 with intent to part ways.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s my angle on it too Bullit.
    We’ll see whether there’s another move slated for the Trade Block soon enough.
    We’re in Sell Mode now.
    If there’s a QB change planned for the Draft, I’m not sure how/if Kaep is Trade Bait at this point?
    We can’t suck any worse with Gabbert.
    I happen to think Gabbert is quicker at finding an outlet at least.
    He suffered with a crap OLine in JAX, so, he gets a game before the BYE to get his feet wet at least.
    If he provides a spark, Kaep may be history until the next QB is found.
    I’m finally at the point of not getting upset with it.
    Kaep simply isn’t seeing things well enough to provide the Offense with any expectations thus far.
    Can’t have WRs jumping up and down, sulking, or simply giving up, as seemed to be the case with Vernon.

    Kudos to Vernon for calling him out at least.
    We all know he wanted Alex in that debate, way back when.

    Let’s see what Baalke/Tomsula et al, do with the OLine now too.
    If Geep gets production from Gabbert, Kaep is toast.

  50. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert doesn’t have to play great, all he has to do is play better than Kaepernick’s been playing. That’s a low bar.

    He’s getting his shot. And lucky for him he doesn’t have any expectations and pressure on him to carry the team.

    In fact, if he can play for three games we’ll be over the hump in the matchups and Kaepernick will have missed enough play time snaps to save millions for the team in cap money as his de-escalators kick in.

    Sitting a few games might just be what Kaepernick needs and if he comes back in against Chicago we can see then if he has to go or has a chance of playing pro QB again.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    BTW Bullit, your guy Paxton Lynch isn’t a bad option at this point.
    Good size and measurables that I’ve seen.
    Between Goof/Cook/Lynch, we should have some options worth considering if it goes the QB route.

    All depends what, if anything, occurs with the current crop of OLinemen.
    Between Staley/Boone/TBrown, we need a pair or, I’d look to the Draft for those pieces too.

    Cleveland has decisions to make with Mack and Joe Thomas.
    I believe either guy could walk next year but, Mack makes more sense to me at this point as MMartin is struggling.
    If we deal Boone, we’ll have a chance to evaluate BThomas perhaps, in the 2nd half of this season too.

    Just lose enough to stay in the top 10 馃榾
    Odds are better there, to find some potential starters, regardless of position.
    BPA is pretty much the formula these days.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Totally agree NoFear49er.
    I can’t understand how lost he’s looked thus far.
    As a QB, you’re facing the Defense on every play.
    How you don’t see what’s going on suggests you’re not confident with the looks you’re getting.
    Can’t function like that in this game.

    Even with all the high-priced talent around him, he’s unaware of what they’re doing apparently.

    Vernon can’t be unhappy with his new QB I’d guess?
    New life with a QB that knows where his assignments are? Nothing to complain about there.
    Good for him.

    Now, doesn’t Vernon have investments in Orange Julius?
    Denver Orange seems like a no-brainer 馃榾
    Papa Johns and Peyton as well.
    Plenty of ‘branding’ going on there.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mack exercised his No Trade clause so that option is off the table.

    I can live with Goff or Lynch

    Here is an article worth reading about Goff

  54. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If we’re seeking a Iupati-type mauler, the kid opening lanes for Leonard Fournette at LSU is worth looking at too.
    Vadal Alexander has experience at both RT and LG.
    We need all the talent we can obtain.
    Anxious to see the CB crop too.

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good piece on Goff Bullit –
    I’ve been quietly curious about the Pep Hamilton to HC option.

    Talk of the Colts blowing up the Pagano Staff and all.
    Wonder if Pill Head Irsay would offer Pep the gig?
    If not, I’d be curious about his interest in having a Rookie QB to develop.

    IMO, a decision to replace Kaep, should involve a HC to pair him with.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As the Draft landscape comes into focus, many believe Houston will be attracted to Hackenburg from PSU, simply because of the connection to Bill O’Brien.
    Plenty of scenarios to unfold, expected injuries, and so on.
    For now, I’m getting a VERY early headstart on Draft prep :'(

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for Alex Mack, he’s connected to Mangini from his days in Cleveland.
    So, it was simply a curiosity on my part.
    Did read recently that we worked out Samson Satele so, I was thinking Baalke/Foerster might have interest beyond MMartin and Kilgore?

    See what comes….

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Word has it Kaep’s birthday is today.
    Happy B…enching?

    That’s gotta suck…..

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Titans have canned Ken Whisenhut.
    They will be looking for a new HC.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The move to bench Kap was mostly a business decision.
    Investing over a $14 mil in a QB with shortcomings that he cannot overcome is bad business that hurts your end product.

    The Oline’s problems were a main contributor and helped expose Kap’s inadequecies. If you fix the Oline some of Kap’s flaws remain. They are pre snap reads which was exposed on that one play last Sunday. Apparently Kap doesn’t scan the field before the ball is snapped. Staring down receivers and telegraphing throws have nothing to do with Oline play. In fact holding onto the ball too long and then taking a sack means the Oline is giving the QB protection but the QB is unable to pull the trigger.

    Kap needs to realize what is wrong with his skillset and work to improve it. If he denies anything is wrong he’ll never improve. Most likely this happens with another team because he is not a $14 mil QB.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    One of Harbaugh’s assistants came forward recently to Niner Nation and said Kap wasn’t going to progress as a franchise QB as planned and Harbaugh and staff couldn’t break the bad habits.

    The comment was Kap just didn’t trust his receivers. That means he could never throw a receiver open because of the trust issue.

    Kap can blow you away with the most amazing highlight plays but they only happen a few times each season. That is the problem that he can’t make it happen every week. When your QB gives you zero TDs in consecutive weeks your team is in deep trouble.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    RB Pierre Thomas has signed with 49ers.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shouldn’t they have waited until after the Ben Tate workout before signing Thomas?

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing the Niners do right now amounts to anything more than shuffling bodies around.

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick’s regression is nothing compared to Jed York’s. This FO and coaching staff is possibly the worst ensemble of the entire reign of York incompetence.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    49ers reportedly signing ex Charger CB Chris Davis to practice squad.
    Baalke seems to like Charger CBs

  67. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Really sad for us, but due to his contract size matched to his output we will get nothing for Kap. If we release him now, does he get paid for the full year anyway?

    Let Gabbert finish the year no matter what. Is he a suitable backup or better. Let’s find out.

    We may even get lucky and 2-14 will net the #1.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner’s Practice Squad DL Kaleb Ramsay was suspended by the NFL today for violating the League’s drug policy.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.dawgsbynature.com says LT Joe Thomas almost a Bronco.

  70. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Colts can OC Pep Hamilton

  71. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Subject: Anthrax Scare At Levi Stadium

    Santa Clara, CA Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – Anthrax Scare At Levi stadium

    San Francisco 49ers football practice was delayed nearly two hours today after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the field.

    Coach Jim Tomsula immediately suspended practice while police and federal investigators were called to investigate.

    After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to the players was the goal line.

    Practice was resumed after special agents decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Who starts at RB for the Niners?
    probably doesn’t matter. It’s going to be the most effective back will get the most carries but you never know with Tomsula.

  73. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    well, there goes a perfectly good display screen.

    On Pierre, I’d say he’s in for a huge workload.

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke should be gone but it would just make little Jed, and the family York, look all the more stupid (If that’s even possible at this point).

    Baalke can’t even fire any of the group of keister-kissing yes-men he assembled to coach the mess they’ve made.

  75. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So THAT’S the reason da Niners can’t sniff the end zone.

    Lol, funny

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, they are in a real pickle. How can they make this not their fault. Hahahahaha. Let the squirming begin!

  77. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    They’re hoping they’ll run off a few straight wins with Gabbert under center.

  78. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    To think, they fired Scotty for alcoholism. Denise should’ve told Jed about Ulysses S Grant.

  79. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder how many times a week Jed calls home and cries to his mommie.

  80. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I doubt uncle Eddie’s picking up the phone for him.

  81. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, that was brilliant. Had me all the way up to goal line.

  82. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Franchise, I can’t take credit. Skeebette passed that along to me from one of her Facebook friends. Had me going, too.

  83. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lowell Cohn no fanboy of Kap. The most arrogant, rude athlete he has covered in his career.

  84. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I love it how Jed, Trent and Tomsula are already pointing their fingers at players. It’s like the Singletary era all over again. Erickson, Nolan, Singletary and Tomsula. Harbaugh was the outlier…. big time.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The play that got Kap benched. This shot shows where all 11 Rams defenders were. Both safeties are looking to stop the run and ignoring the WRs.
    Shows that Kap isn’t fundamentally sound in not doing a presnap read.


    This shot shows all 11 Rams defenders

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t expect a miracle turnaround with Gabbert.
    He is placed into a tough spot because the lack of threats at RB.
    The 3 backs that are in play now are all plodders. You would think Baalke would’ve signed a quicker speed back capable of going the distance.

    If Gabbert delivers the ball even on the 50/50 balls it will ease the frustration of the receivers.
    If nothing else Gabbert creates a change of pace.

    What is bothersome is the Niner offense starts the game fast
    but when the defense makes the adjustments to counter the gameplane the Niners just don’t have an answer and are stopped cold.

  87. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Expectations are very low from his jags days and preseason here. Playing for Goff/Lynch/Cook.

    AFC South very weak so TENN and HOU can exceed us in wins. That leaves the Lions who we play. Some of these bottom teams already have their QB. Stafford needs a better coaching staff and early picks better spent on thier oline. TENN has Mariotta, TB has Winston, Jags have Bortles.

  88. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    TB’s draft was QB1 Winston, WR1 DGB, OG Marpet. We should do the same. FA money fills out the D.

    Last of the Old Men. VD now gone. Bethea, Brooks, Bolden, Boone, Kaepernick gone in offseason. Only Staley is left to help rebuild the oline unit.

    We have two 4th RD, three 5th RD, and four 6th RD picks for 12 picks in 2016. Use these to move up our own picks in the first rounds if needed.

    AD may be back. Use rest of season to determine status of Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas. We should do like TB, exactly.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You also have to wonder what they are thinking with giving Armstead only 14 snaps in a blowout game.
    Armstead needs more on the field experience to develop.
    So what’s going on Tomsula? Why aren’t you playing the first round pick?

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Also don’t understand what was with the limited snaps Kap took in the preseason. He was mediocre at best in all 3 appearances.
    He never even drove the team to a TD.
    He needed to straighten things out in the games under hostile conditions and live tackling.
    The coaching staff treated him like there was nothing to gain by playing him.
    IMO he should’ve gotten a couple of series in game #4 of the preseason to synch up and make connections which were never established. That might have proven helpful.

    Instead we have this dumpster fire.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow just to add to the dumpster fire Tomsula just said the QB situation on who starts is week to week and 100% made by Jimmy T.
    Nothing like playing QB roulette on a weekly basis.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Schumann said Tomsula was asked what he has in Blaine Gabbert. Jimmy T’s answer was a disturbing “I don’t know.”

    Schumann finds that a head coach not knowing what his backup QB can do makes the coach look bad. Can it get any worse?

    Also Jimmy T hasn’t decided if any changes need to be made on the Oline. Making decisions are challenging for the Niner Head Coach.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both Acker and Celek have concussions and have not been cleared for the game.
    Niners might be down to 2 TEs.
    LJ McCray also underwent knee surgery so he is out for awhile but nobody seems to care about the special teams ace.

  94. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I will not be a 49er fan again, nor will I watch any 49er games, until Jed York is no longer the owner of the 49ers.

  95. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Aw, c’mon, Spit. You don’t want to miss this clown show. It’s got staying power.

  96. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, I want a contest of picking the scapegoats in order. Then you can post everyone’s prediction like you do with team record.

    I’m leaning towards Kappy, Chryst, Tomsula, the next HC, then Baalke. Natch, Kappy no longer counts.

  97. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds good, RTF. I saved your list. If anybody else wants to throw out their list, have at it and I’ll collect them.

  98. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    You can’t scapegoat those actually responsible. Tomsula and Baalke are, by definition, DQ’d. So may be Kaepernick and Chryst by the same reasoning.

  99. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think York is going to fool very many people, outside the barnyard that is, whoever they tick off the list. It’s York and Baalke who made this mess. Firing Tomsula is a de facto admission they hired the wrong guy. How do they admit that, without actually admitting it?

  100. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    York’s PR staff must really be burning the midnight oil these days.

  101. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, we’re undoubtedly going to argue that anyway and then we’d have no predictions.

    Ultimately, Denise has earned the blame. Anyone else, no matter how deserving they appear, can be debated.

  102. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I got Kaep, Gabbert (back to Kaep), Chryst, Tomsula, next OC, next head coach, Baalke.

    Jed York isn’t going anywhere soon unless 49er fans band together and start pooling their money to run an aggressive marketing campaign against Jed York. He ain’t his uncle Eddie.

  103. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ – How’s the Trent Baalke love comin’ along? Would you still rather have him than Jim Harbaugh?

    The more this plays out, the more I’m convinced Harbaugh told Jed he needed to replace Baalke or Harbaugh wouldn’t re-sign. Harbaugh’s too smart to coach with a guy who passes on Alshon Jeffrey for AJ Jenkins.

    Where’s the proof? “I want this team, right here, next year and I don’t care what the front office says.”

    Baalke went out and got Bethea for Whitner, which was a downgrade. The year before he dumped Moss, Ginn and Walker for nobody. The 8-8 year, Harbaugh’s last, Baalke grabbed Brandon Lloyd out of retirement and pulled Stevie Nicks away from Fleetwood Mac for a year. And at the end it was Culliver and Craig Dahl giving Harbaugh respect with game balls after interceptions. That’s a gesture even the barnyard can’t deny. Oops… they did. Or tried. Now they’re in the process of changing their tune because their narrative doesn’t fit.

    The thing that’s even more damaging is the smear campaign Jed and Trent ran against Harbaugh during Harbaugh’s last year in office. Other qualified coaches around the NFL saw how York and Baalke attacked Harbaugh. Nobody good will coach for York again.

    This team is screwed for at least a decade. At least. At least the Raiders are fun to watch. I might even join their merry band of lunatics. A Benedict Arnold turncoat is better than a flat-out loser.

  104. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see your point, RT. Waiting for Baalke or York to fall on their swords for the good of the organization is futile. But when push comes to shove Baalke is easily replaced, not so the royal prince. I guess for me, it would come down to how many can Baalke push out the door before he’s forced to jump, too.

    Tomsula is being disingenuous with his line about making the decision to bench Kaepernick. He took the easy choice of “The rumor I floated was big changes. It’s him or you.” He may well have to make the choice of ‘it’s the OC or you’ next, depending upon who pushed harder for his hire. And Baalke may not have the juice to fire Tomsula.

    My question is does Tomsula get fired or demoted? Either way that guy’s drowning. As HC, he’s gone!

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It took the team a year and a few games to quit on Singletary, but less than half a season to quit on Tomsula. It might be the fastest any team has given up on its HC in history.

  106. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I never took the bait on the ‘Harbaugh OVER Baalke’ debate.
    It was you who ran with the opinion put out there by Madden, that a ‘suit’ is easier to replace.
    I had no beef with the Harbaugh/Baalke partnership at the outset, in fact, I thought it was exactly what Baalke needed, an Offensive-minded HC to transition from Alex.

    My opinion is this.
    Harbaugh selected ‘his’ replacement option to Alex.
    Baalke signed on.
    When teams like Seattle began to take away Kaeps’ legs, forcing him to pass, I believe pressure grew between Harbaugh/Roman and Baalke to improve Kaep’s pocket/passing game.

    What now looks very obvious is, Harbaugh/Roman covered many of Kaep’s deficiencies, regarding his ability to dissect and exploit a Defense.

  107. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    That’s complete bullshit, NJ. On a number of different occasions you and I debated about who should win the power struggle between Baalke and Harbaugh and you were firmly in the Baalke corner and I was in Harbaugh’s. We debated back ‘n forth, and I told you several times if Harbaugh left this organization would crumble. You on the other hand believed that because Baalke was such a great talent evaluator that the 49ers would be okay regardless who the head coach was. And now you’re trying to act like Chuck, saying one thing at one time, then saying something completely different after the fact.

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit I simply respected the chain of command in this debate.
    Given that the GM is ranks ahead of the HC I accepted that structure.

    I respect your opinion on Harbaugh, he did what he was hired to do.
    It’s unfortunate that things didn’t get worked out, that was, and is, my position on this topic.

    ‘Winning’ the power struggle was never gonna happen IMO.
    Everyone lost.

  109. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I guess posting here, where folks saw the future clearly, beats being cut off altogether.

    How much better to be able to post in the eye of the tornado of bullshit with everyone spinning their bullshit explanations of how dead wrong was really right on?

    I guess for some nitwits, it must be unimaginable hell to have your bullshit challenged and compared to actual facts.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If the pissing contest involved ‘who was in charge’, it was Baalke.
    Again, I gave credit to Baalke for hiring him because I believe he needs an Offensive guy to balance this roster.

    IMO, Harbaugh was given that responsibility. ‘Find a replacement QB for Alex, we need to move on from him’.

    In my scenario, Baalke and Harbaugh may have had a falling out over Kaep’s shortcomings regarding his development.

    Simply an opinion….

  111. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I say F-em all. Nobody has shown any indication that they know what they are doing. And only a few players have shown that they can play at this level. To string this crapfest out any longer without some drastic changes seems counter productive to me. This crap started at the top and that is where the changes should begin. Baalke needs to go.I know the argument is no one is there to take his place but by doing this it will send a message. They should also let Tomsula go as quickly as possible. Just appoint someone interm GM and HC and start the search.

  112. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the solution Winder. Problem is Jed won’t hire anyone for GM who’s not a yes man, when what he needs is an experienced GM with a proven ability to identify problems in personnel and coaching philosophy and with the knowledge and connections to solve them.

    And then let him run the team and make the football decisions, hire a HC and let him coach and help him all you can to put a winning team on the field. That’s what he owes the players and coaches he hires, and the least he owes the fans who pay for it all.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Problem is, GMs don’t typically wander the streets looking for work.
    It’s typically a Scout, like Baalke, getting promoted.

    Our ‘model’ is pretty much accepted.
    Scout to GM, GM hires his HC.

    Look at Indy.
    Grigson comes aboard, effs up a few Picks, deals away a 1 for Richardson, doesn’t upgrade the OL for Luck, signs some high priced FAs, and now, the infighting begins between himself and Pagano, because Pagano was already aboard when he got there.

    Any GM needs to have harmony with the HC IMO.
    We didn’t get that with Harbaugh and Baalke, for whatever the reasons.

    I think at this point Baalke gets the collar to fix the problems.
    He’s in charge, the buck stops with him in terms of personnel.
    If it’s Kaep, he’ll replace him, but, I’d go the same route he did with Harbaugh.
    Get the HC to choose the QB.

    GMs run the show.
    If Jed is interfering in that relationship, it will NEVER work.

    What has bothered me the most is the Gase hiring efforts.
    Somehow Tomsula is connected to Jed apparently?

    My theory involves NFLE and Dr Daddy.
    I have no eff’n idea.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke is easily let go. They have someone already on the payroll.
    Jed would have a genuine experienced NFL Guy in the very capable Tom Gamble.

    Tomsula acts more and more like an 8th grade gym teacher. He might be a nice guy but he’s way over his head and should appreciate the big paycheck of $3.5 mil for a year’s work.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Correct Bullit –
    Gamble and Baalke worked together before he departed for the Philly gig.

    What might be a better move is, to get someone like Casserly or Poulian, to keep Jed away from the football guys?

    Either way, I simply can’t my head around the efforts Baalke made to get Gase, only to have Tomsula thrust into the equation.

    Smells of a meddling Owner to me, which smacks of guys like Snyder or Irsay.
    Not Good…..

  116. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Harmony takes a back seat to winning. Or at least it should in the real world of pro football. We were winning, we were considered a tough team nobody wanted to face. We squandered that for freakin’ harmony? That’s BULLSHIT!!!!

    Harbaugh was brought here to put a winning team on the field. He did that. What was Baalke’s job? To provide road blocks and back stabbing? Where’s that wonderful roster? Where’s that smooth running team? Where’s the backup QB? Baalke’s failed everywhere that matters.

    Do you see any harmony now? Where’s that all important harmony? It’s a fiction. The “harmony” is found in everyone involved pulling in the same direction AND IN THEIR OWN LANE!!!

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In order to get a decent head coach Baalke has to go.

    Can’t see any front line coach willing to work under Baalke due to how Harbaugh was treated.

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    All true NoFear49er.
    Some way, somehow, this thing got way off the rails.

    I still think there’s some degree of unhappiness related to Kaep?
    Frustrating for all of us.

    Dysfunction Junction…

    Bullit I think there’s more of the Jed factor involved with the potential Coaching search.
    I truly don’t think Baalke wanted Tomsula.
    That move alone likely cost us Gase.

  119. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If this IS Baalke’s power trip, he won’t survive another round of missing on a QB, if this is where we’re headed.
    He HAS to get a HC to handle that transition, as he attempted to do with Harbaugh.

    I wouldn’t trust him to handle it in reverse order.
    Hence my desire to again seek an Offensive-minded HC candidate.

    Tomsula is the sideline-warmer.

    I’ve been picking through the Parcells Tree, attempting to see where Baalke might be looking.
    Can’t convince myself there’s anyone obvious thus far.

    He’ll likely seek another College candidate perhaps?
    Kirk Ferentz is connected, as is Saban but….I ain’t seeing that happening.

  120. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    2012 draft, Tank, McDonald, Lemonier, M Martin, Brandon Thomas. Those 5 should be considered starters by now. Baalke on thin ice on the basis of the above list

    To evaluate Baalke all 5 need major snaps for the balance of the season.

  121. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it

    Let me tell ya them guys ain’t dumb


  122. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t access the link NoFear49er.
    Can you provide a description?

  123. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    MTV groupie, are ya?

  124. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


  125. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The simple message is when things are broke, get rid of the bad apples. FO has spoken.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, here’s another QB worth checking out –

    Carson Wentz, No Dakota St – 6’5″/231

    Carrying a Mid RD Grade at the moment.


  127. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This link has Q&A involved –


  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Bakkentom –
    I think our issue is IDENTIFYING the Baddest Apple.

    As suggested by several people here, the game of scapegoating isn’t going to serve any meaningful purpose.
    If Baalke is in charge, it’s his A$$.
    If Jed is manipulating the process, we’re doomed to suffer.

  129. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wentz went to the same college as Baalke.

    I am hopeful the Niners draft multiple QBs using a first and as high as a 4th.

    Have never believed in this BS that Kap was too good to replace.
    Remember Baalke traded a draft pick for Gabbert and actually re-signed him to a 2 year extension. If Gabbert wasn’t worthy of taking the field why bother paying him $2 mil? Tolzien & McCoy only were paid NFL minimum.

    Kap might have been Harbaugh’s guy but when Harbaugh was tossed Baalke made no effort to bring in another QB by draft or FA.
    Clearly Dylan Thompson was a camp arm and years from taking the field.

    Ideally the Niners will draft Goff or Lynch in first round and follow that with drafting a Kessler, Doughty or Wentz in the 4/5th round.
    Bring in a journeyman QB like Fitzpatrick or Matt Moore to be the veteran bridge QB and mentor (like Steve DeBerg) until one of the youngsters is deemed advanced enough to start.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Keep an eye on this guy from Mizzou, Evan Boehm Center. projected now as a 5th rd pick. He’s a road grater center described as a “Coke machine with arms and legs”


  131. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With all the chaos surrounding Kap’s demotion lost in all the turmoil is the fact that the Falcons are coming to yown with the NFL’s leading rusher in Devonte Freeman and the leading receiver in Julio Jones.

    The defense has a tall task to keep the game close in neutralizing the Falcon offense.

    The Falcons also just dropped a game to lowly Tampa Bay so look for them not to be caught by surprise and be pissed.

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is a screenshot of the Niner zone defense last Sunday.
    Foles is sitting in a pocket with the closest 49er 9 yards away from him. Two receivers are open in the middle of the field 15 yards from the LOS one open by 10 yds and the other by 5 yds.


    Julio JOnes is licking his chops.

  133. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    They’re firing everybody in Detroit. That’s the spirit!

  134. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Unfortunately, like here, they still have the same owner.

  135. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The play that Kap missed seeing Simpson and Smith wide open before the snap makes you wonder what is going through Kap’s mind.
    Huge brain fart and shows you he can’t function.
    You see 9 defenders in the box and two safeties in the middle.
    What does that tell you when you know you have two WRs flanked to either side?

    Playing robo QB and unable to process what he is seeing.
    That was presnap, how do expect him to be able to read the defense and go through progressions when the bullets are flying?

  136. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Matthew Stafford is our FA target. I do not think he leaves. After CK and he is available we should be the highest bidder.

  137. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know what’s funnier:
    Blaine Gabbert (from ESPN)-

    10 consecutive losses in games he started
    Worst QBR (0 to 100 ESPN scale) of any QB in NFL in last 10 years
    6.2 highest QBR in last 4 starts

    Niners O-line (PFF ratings, at least 50% of snaps this year)-
    Martin 30th out of 30 at his position
    Devey 55th out of 56
    Pears 53rd out of 60
    Boone 36th (no total mentioned)

    The blind leading the blind…

  138. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Also Brandon Thomas from what he has shown in practice cannot crack this lineup.

    Anyone file a missing persons report on TB?

  139. winderNo Gravatar says:

    rt- I don’t know why but that made me laugh. Makes me kind of wonder if Jed even knows what really going on. His head might be so far up his
    a$$ that it’s causing him some confusion.

  140. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chryst is complaining about the hand he was dealt. I’m sure Baalke is getting his pink slip typed out for appropriately timed dissemination.

  141. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t feel bad Chryst. We’re all complaining about it, too.

  142. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    So why again is it that Jed York fired Jim Harbaugh? Or put another way, according to York the parting of the ways was mutual. That implies York didn’t want Harbaugh around anymore. I’m curious to why that is? Jed didn’t like winning? He thought he could do better? Harbaugh’s coarse and difficult ways weren’t worth the shit storm that is now the 49ers? What would you, gentle reader, rather have? A difficult coach or a dumpster fire that, like old tires set ablaze, could smolder for years?

    Did it ever occur to Jed York that part of what made Jim Harbaugh a difficult person to work with is also exactly the same character trait that made Harbaugh a great head coach? And what did Jed bring to the table? If you bring absolutely nothing to the table, you better get out of the way of the guys that offer something. The consequences are York’s reality now.

  143. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looking for to the game tonight. Watched a lot of Manziel highlights, but never watched him play a game yet.

  144. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Chryst is complaining about the hand he was dealt.”

    The QB he couldn’t coach up?

    Sounds like someone who knows he’s out. Unfortunately, complaining about the situation you were handed after you failed to improve it doesn’t look that good on your resume. Otherwise, love that can-do attitude. Another of Jed’s Winning with Class crew bites the dust, losing without it.

    Awfully funny how quiet the big loud complainers of last year are now. Where’s Baalke’s ‘daughter’?

  145. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, I’ve seen most of his NFL work. He looks like he could develop into a good, not great, NFL QB. He has the arm, the brains and the mobility. Still, he’s like an advanced rookie in his play and I’m not mentioning his personal demons.

  146. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    +He basically wasted his rookie year when he should have been learning as much as he could. Then again, he wasn’t Aaron Rodgers watching Bret Favre play.

  147. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs posted this on Jul 30, 2015

    “We should start a pool to guess how many games/losses it will take for Chuck to turn on the new staff and tell us he鈥檚 said all along how we might be in trouble this year.”
    The answer is 8 games. He has done an about face, 180n degrees.
    Chuck has developed amnesia on things he dogged posters on calling them disloyal.

    Berger has gone into hiding but I suspect you can catch him at the Boomtown Buffet.

  148. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Jed York

    The Lions 90 Year owner Martha Ford had the courage to face the press today rather than hide in a bunker. Either you or your GM needs to face the press and explain the state of the team.
    Otherwise shut your mouth about holding you accountable.

  149. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Berger’s not at the buffet. He’s at the bar wondering how he’ll spin all of last year’s vomit regarding Roman and Harbaugh. Company men have no testicles.

    Deion Sanders ironically ripping Jed York after Deion was Jed’s Uncle Tom last year wrongly claiming Harbaugh had lost the locker room. Deion needs to figure out what side he’s on. Guess he doesn’t like being an Uncle Tom. Maybe he should have thought about that last year.

  150. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Manziel looks pretty good. Facing more pressure than Kaepernick works to extend plays and is keeping his 13 point road dog team in the game. TD was an outstanding throw on the run.

  151. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Agree. Good arm, good pocket presence, scans the field, buys time, stays calm.

  152. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve watched a little of Manziel, recently – and tonight. He’s improving but he can also miss wide open passes and get flustered by defenses. Tonight he looks good, though.

  153. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Facing more pressure than Kap…”

    Yeah, right. Wait till Johnny lines up under center and takes a snap and the center winds up in his lap at the same time as the ball, or in the gun the ball and an outside rusher reach him at the same time, like happened frequently to Kappy.

  154. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tell me the play(s). I want to refresh my memory, and probably yours, too.

  155. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Schlereth and his three SB Rings as a lineman and PFF which grades every individual on every play in every game must’ve been lying.

    How bout the safety against the Rams where Martin wound up almost behind Kappy before the RB got the handoff?

  156. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    How bout the same thing last year against the Rams with the Niners inside the 1 going for the TD?

    Sorry, I don’t tape games. I have to rely on my eyes. You don’t need any coaches’ film to see the linemen and backfield.

  157. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seriously, that’s your reasons for dogging my observation of Manziel tonight with,”yeah, right.”?

    Kaepernick’s had serious pressure ON SOME PLAYS that gets translated to ‘running for his life’ the entire game. It’s not true. And Kaepernick, lately, looks just as stressed and plays just as bad, under pressure or not. And there have been many plays he’s blown when he’s under zero pressure.

  158. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I know, all you guys who want to make ridiculous claims and expect everyone to take them on faith despise the tape and the stats. Except, of course, when they suit your purpose.

  159. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I dogged your comment that Johnny has faced more pressure than Kappy. That’s rubbish. He’s getting clean pockets with no pressure consistently.

    You must think you’re something to know more about X’s and O’s on a specific subject than football pros. What pros have come out and voiced a contrary opinion on the Niner line?

  160. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Browns are a hellava lot better 2-6 team than the Niners.

  161. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how you use the argument that “Roman’s great. Roman’s an OC and you’re not” because of the Niner success. He’s 3-4 this year without Harbaugh as an OC.

    But hey, he’s your expert so it’s OK, right?

  162. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *Harbaugh HC (obviously)

  163. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny got pressure on two straight plays. How’d he do? How come he didn’t get rid of the ball quicker? I’m sure someone was open, or he should’ve just thrown it away.

    How easy it is behind a keyboard.

  164. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny has played a good game; I’m not disputing that. I thought he was excellent in the first half. He’s certainly playing better than Kappy has at least half the time this season. But he hasn’t faced consistent pressure, play after play, game after game like Kappy has. Teams don’t have film on him, either. Wait till you get a bigger body of work under similar conditions before you compare. Johnny’s basically a rook, a very promising rook, but still a second-rate rook.

  165. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We don’t have the worst o-line, that’s Seattle if I’m not mistaken. Haven’t heard anyone crying for them over it. And Cleveland’s only a spot or two away from us in that department. No one’s crying for them over it, either. Or trying to prop up their QBs with it.

    Poor Kaepernick. Nothing’s his fault. Roman’s the guy who took us to the SB. Or does that achievement only matter when you have a sinking QB to defend?

    Poor RT. Only he has the standing or ability to criticize anything. Poor baby, it’s rough out there.

  166. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Really? I’ve read loads of people complaining about Seattle’s O-line – dumping on Wilson, writing that Seattle’s limited success this year is solely based on their D. Cleveland? Why is Johnny getting so much time to throw – good running game early perhaps? Poor NF, he just thinks his analysis is superior to Schlereth’s.

    Mooch thought it was mistake to bench Kap. Jaws still likes Kap. Those are general expert opinions and you can most certainly find others exactly opposite. Would you believe Jerry Rice analyzing a WR? I would. I believe Schlereth – not you.

  167. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    We’re going to lose on Sunday. Period. That’s my call, pigskin prognostication sinking as fast as the Niners

  168. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Browns on paper have one of the better olines heading into the season. LT Joe Thomas and C Alex Mack are among the best. Joel Bitonio LG well thought of out of college recently I think a 2nd Rd pick. Their seconds 1st Rd pick was Cameron Erving. A high 2nd Rd pick their RT.

  169. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.dawgsbynature.Com has recent article on PFF rating the Browns with 2nd best oline in nfl.

  170. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Arguments aren’t about who’s better but rather who sucks more.
    How the mighty have fallen.

  171. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone’s who blaming Kaep or even Tomsula for this is either bored (NoFear) or completely clueless (Chuck, Rob and NJ). IF THE ROSTER SUCKS, IT’S ONLY THE GM’S FAULT.

  172. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I know PFF is grading the individual players well but they don’t produce the goods. PFF trying hard to justify their grading here.

    QB hits, sacks, avg yards per carry, they suck. Did you watch the game tonight? Pretty good example.



  173. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    To hold Tomsula blameless is short sighted.
    Way over his head as a NFL Head Coach is shown by how he continues to go with the exact same Oline without trying different combinations to see what might work better.
    He will not insert Brandon Thomas or Trenton Brown in when the team is getting blown out.

    Curious coaching moves are punting in the 4th quarter on 4th and 2 with time running out and down by 2 scores and then calling timeouts to try to get the ball back. This has happened multiple times.
    Jimmy T’s press conferences after the game have become annoying and difficult to watch because they are the same and repeat the talking points.
    It is difficult to see a long term future for Tomsula as a HC and I can’t see any NFL team hiring him as their HC or even as a DC. Jimmy T is what he is, a decent NFL Dline coach period.

  174. 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 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 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