Seahawks 29, 49ers 13

The 49ers kept their road record perfect on Sunday in Seattle, losing 29-13 for their fifth consecutive road loss. Once again, it was the defense that led the way to defeat as Seahawks backup RB Thomas Rawls bulled through them for 209 yards on 30 carries. QB Russell Wilson was nearly perfect himself, completing 24 of 29 passes and throwing for 3 TDs.

The only bright spot for the 49ers was the offense. Not that it was bright necessarily, but that it existed. Seattle roared out to a twenty to nothing lead in the first half, but with two minutes left in the half, newly installed QB Blaine Gabbert led a 9 play, 92 yard drive in a minute and a half, ending with an actual TD to an actual Vance McDonald — the first TD of Vance’s three year career. Zounds!

In the second half, the offense pulled to within ten points, making a game that seemed destined for the slaughter house suddenly a bit of a nail biter. Seattle doused that fantasy by leading off the fourth quarter with a TD drive that put the game out of reach and the 49er offense back into its usual coma.

The loss ran the Niners’ record to 3-7 and kept them one game ahead of the Rams in the race for the NFC West basement. The game also showcased the season long Jekyll and Hyde performance of the defense. Tough at home and titty on the road. This must be a coaching issue. Fire them all!

A 3-7 type of record got Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary fired during the season. What’s Jed York waiting for? Nobody would complain about sending Jim Tomsula packing. It might be a huge ass embarrassment to York and GM Trent Baalke to shit can their personally anointed head coach, but isn’t 3-7 a huge ass embarrassment, too?

But York and his FO minions are too busy now generating leaks that disparage former QB Colin Kaepernick. It’s not enough for them to bench the guy, then put him on IR. No, they have to make him the scapegoat for the entire season. This is the same stunt they pulled last year on Jim Harbaugh. Nothing is their fault or Tomsula’s fault or Baalke’s fault. Some people bought into last year’s character assassination of Harbaugh, but it’s dubious that many will slop down an attempt to make this year’s failings all the fault of Kaepernick. After all, Kaepernick don’t play defense, do he?

Vance McDonald?!

Seattle won the game, but they can’t be feeling too good about themselves. Their defense allowed Blaine Gabbert(?!) to rack up 264 yards passing against them. You can’t go to a Super Bowl leaking that bad.

Next up, the 49ers face the NFC West leading Arizona Cardinals in a home game. Gabbert clearly outplayed Kaepernick versus Seattle, can he do the same against Arizona. It might not be too difficult, since the previous Cardinal game was the four pick disaster that seemed to ruin what little remaining confidence Kaepernick had.

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115 comments on “Seahawks 29, 49ers 13
  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Blaine Gabbert is a backup qb in the NFL and nothing more. If 49er fans want to look to him as the franchise savior, good luck with that.

    It was reported yesterday that Baalke balked at saying Kaep was done in a Niner uniform. Whatever. Kaep is done in a Niner uniform. Baalke might be shopping him, or Kaep might be forcing the issue with his surgery requests on a non-throwing shoulder mid season, but it’s clear, with the leaks, the two are headed in a different direction and that can only benefit Kaepernick.

    And if that’s the case, now the real fun begins (and it’s why I still love paying attention to the Yorks – because they’re so bad at everything football). First, if I’m reading this right, Kaep will force a trade by forcing his surgery and not renegotiating anything. If Baalke has a clue, he A.) won’t disparage his wayward qb. B.) will try to trade Kaep even if that looks impossible. C.) won’t even mention a contract reduction.

    My guess is that Baalke won’t be able to get anything for Kaep, and Kaep won’t help the 49ers retain any value for his services. Then Kaep will, next year, go to a team like the Eagles (post Chip Kelly), Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Texans or Bills.

    But what will be even more fun will be watching the 49ers try to draft a qb. Even if the qb has all the talent, intangible and skills of one Joe Montana, the 49er organization with whomever is the head coach and GM will squander those talents and in no time the new qb be will crumpled in a pile the corner of his living room, sucking his thumb, asking for his mommy. And it won’t be his fault. It’s never the fault of any 49er qb when York and Baalke oversee their future. The 49ers are so much more entertaining off the field.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Fairyland blog aka Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard keeps pushing forward the notion that bakkentom and I are the same person.

    Guess they have nothing else to talk about because they have basically had to backtrack on everything and have eaten crow.

    So what’s left to do? Try to discredit posters that make sense
    and speak the truth. People that deal with facts and not rumor and innuendo.

    Guess what? It has finally hit Chuckles little chickpea brain that the Niner front office feeds propaganda through leaks.
    Last year Chuckles was vehemently defending Baalke and York
    saying you weren’t a supporter of the team if you didn’t believe them hook, line and sinker. Now Chuckles has had to endure the walk of shame by walking back all his comments.
    He hopes people forgets and tries to spin it but at the start of the season he thought Tomsula would have this team in the playoffs. Look to the right and you will see 11-5 as his prediction.

    If Chuckles thinks bakkentom and I are the same guy I have two words for th

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Fairyland blog aka Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard keeps pushing forward the notion that bakkentom and I are the same person.

    Guess they have nothing else to talk about because they have basically had to backtrack on everything and have eaten crow.

    So what’s left to do? Try to discredit posters that make sense
    and speak the truth. People that deal with facts and not rumor and innuendo.

    Guess what? It has finally hit Chuckles little chickpea brain that the Niner front office feeds propaganda through leaks.
    Last year Chuckles was vehemently defending Baalke and York
    saying you weren’t a supporter of the team if you didn’t believe them hook, line and sinker. Now Chuckles has had to endure the walk of shame by walking back all his comments.
    He hopes people forgets and tries to spin it but at the start of the season he thought Tomsula would have this team in the playoffs. Look to the right and you will see 11-5 as his prediction.

    If Chuckles thinks bakkentom and I are the same guy I have two words for that PROVE IT.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bowman’s remarks after the game are interesting. He said they practiced for Lynch and not Rawls. That’s hard to believe, since Rawls has played quite a bit recently, with Lynch’s injuries. So is Bowman calling his coaches stupid, or is he just trying to avoid responsibility for Rawls gaining the most yards any 49er defense has given up to one guy in their entire history?

  5. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Both. And he’s defending his teammates.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Defense just couldn’t adjust.
    Rawls was running through massive holes getting to the second level and getting more yards because of poor tackling.

    Just remember the play where Brock was absolutely trucked by Rawls and knocked flat on his back. That was early in the game and set the tone for the DBs knowing they were in for a long day trying to tackle this guy.

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- no one has to prove anything. But it would help if you could find a sense of humor. Try Kaepernicking some time you might enjoy it.
    and yes the whole organization sucks but as fans we just have to find the bright spots where we can.

  8. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – Bullit just stumbled upon the family records that indicated Bullit was given a partial lobotomy at age 4 because he was so annoying. The doctors said a partial lobotomy would make him less annoying. Doctors make mistakes, too. Damn you, Obamacare.

  9. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If I was Rex Ryan, I’d make Tom Coughlin my best friend and possibly even a consultant to the Bills. Hey, they’re in different conferences. It could happen. If I see one more press conference with Rex Ryan talking Brady or Belichick, I’m gonna vomit. Oh, and one more thing… there’s no doubt in my mind Tom Brady is taking performance enhancing drugs. A.) He’s a cheater and Deflate Gate proved that. Nobody destroys their phone that’s innocent. B.) Physically, he looks to be in amazing shape and that’s reversing the laws of father time. C.) He’s rumored to have some snake oil salesman who’s been to prison as his guru and life coach.

    That all means one thing – Brady is continuously looking for an edge. I don’t think Tom Brady is juicing…. but he might be. Aside from the juice, there are plenty of other illegal ways to increase performance.

  10. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s one funny thought, and trust me, it could happen – Chip Kelly to the 49ers. He’ll be fired at the end of the year, and nobody else in the NFL would want him so his only chance to stay in the NFL would be to work for a bottom feeder…. and this bottom feeder in Santa Clara is open for bottom feedin’ bidness.

  11. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Remember when the FO was getting all the crap for Kaepernick’s contract?

    All the hype is out the door when you’re up at the pay window.

    Several teams would have paid Kaepernick more money, at least in the guaranteed cash department, at the time. Turns out Kaepernick wasn’t as stupid as the ex-spurts would have it either. It was here, working and learning under Harbaugh and Roman that Kaepernick had the best chance of making the transition to a pro QB and quite possibly a top pro QB.

    Here’s the takeaway, QBs who start kissing their biceps and stubbornly wear sideways hats and headphones to be ‘kwell’ on camera better sign up for the leadership course between extra film sessions, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK until they actually are what they play on TV.

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s difficult to explain the FO’s thinking behind their trashing of Kaepernick. Outside of a childish reaction to Kaepernick ‘not playing ball’ and going along with their stupidity, that is.

    Their notorious lack of objection or correction to the ‘leaks’ is all the proof needed to fix them as the source or impetus behind them.

  13. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt claims to read Chuck’s blog but apparently can’t read. So let me put it to you more simply, Bullitt. Now just skip this if this is too hard.
    1) Kappy went to the FO with info of his injury after Game 4 – from Maiocco
    2) At that time the Niners were 1-3
    3) The teams Kappy had played against were near-elite. Read carefully so you get this. The teams were the Vikings (7-3), the Steelers (6-4 overall, 4-2 with losses to NE and Cincy with Worthless) WITH Worthless, the Cards (8-2, 1st place) and the Packers (7-3, 1st place)

    How you came up with other teams in that four game stretch in which Kappy played without a bad (non-throwing, but running is a huge part of his game) shoulder is beyond me.

    Perhaps you can clue everybody in?

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers safety Eric Reid said he didn’t know who RB Thomas Rawls was before Sunday’s game.”

    Looks like maybe Bowman was telling the truth. Heck, us Outsiders knew about Rawls, Eric. Maybe you should join up.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Glenn Dorsey suffered a torn ACL Sunday.

  16. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Rawls only had 2 100 yd. games, 395 yds. rushing with a 5.6 yds./att. No matter to the CS though Lynch’s injury was known.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    So the narrative changes from Kaepernick’s a star playing with a terrible group of players and coaches to Kaepernick sucked with an injury excuse?

  18. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah the idea that we can only play against the RB we practiced for and we only practiced to face the injured guy is asking a little too much even for the sheeple fans. Puh-lease! There’s a photo of every 49er defender whiffing on Rawls up for the highlights of the week.

  19. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RE Dorsey, that’s just what the funny step he took looked like. Too bad for the all the recovery and rehab ahead but can’t get away from this season soon enough.

  20. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I was pointing out (on Chuck’s blog) how disingenuous it was for the FO to leak info about those mythical 20 TDs (which would have made Kappy #1 in the league) to broadcasters who were obviously shills, while managing to cover up his injury.

    Though I did not explicitly write the above, it was patently implied in the context of my other posts.

    Bullitt blatantly misrepresented what I wrote and in fact lied about the near-elite statement. I responded. I believe you’ve done the same, NF?

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I read this post of yours

    “Game’s not on the boob tube and I couldn’t get a stream going. Took the entire first half to reboot with this crap Windows 10 memory waster. Did I miss anything? LOL Blaine Gabbert to the rescue – Kappy sucks!”

    Apparently you didn’t watch this game but try to post as if you did. Just like your pal Spitty. Two guys trolling.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I have stood up for you when trolls like Spitty have attacked you.
    Too bad it doesn’t work both ways.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The media had observed Kap since the Green Bay game going through his usual routine of working out and lifting weights. The sessions were strenuous and he did not show any signs of favoring his shoulder.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Show me the post where I misrepresented what you said.

  25. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I read the 500 comments on the article to which I was referring, and nearly all of the commenters watched the game. There were deniers who were roundly rebutted by multiple witnesses. As far as Gabbert, I followed the play by play as well as online realtime comments from viewers. I did see something of the game.

    Was I wrong? Did the Niners get a 1st down on their first 4 drives? Were they down 20-0 and never come closer than 10 after and that for only a short time? Did Seattle not drop (at least) 2 picks? Did Gabbert not completely MISS 2 wide open receivers in the endzone? (I saw him miss Celek – he was WIDE open and you would’ve fried Kappy for that.)

    I LOVE how you fry the FO for the Harbaugh leaks but don’t believe or choose not to believe the Kappy leaks. I LOVE how you pile on Kappy, even though he was already benched and on IR (with that INJURY that’s been pooh-poohed here). I LOVE how you LOVE Gabbert despite him being a career nobody who has put up 15 pts./game for the Niners.

    As far as my above response to NF, are you going to deny this? I’m not getting into this with you; I’m not Chuck. You blatantly lied about my post on Chuck’s to make me look bad and you failed.

    BTW, just to MAKE YOUR DAY, Jay Glazer reported that Kappy may not be done with the Niners. It depends on the new coach and that depends on whether the FO decides to go with a new coach.
    Hahaha – and he won’t be injured.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Guess you can’t prove anything but talk in circles.

    Reading 500 comments on a blog is no substitute for watching a game either live or on tape. Play as much twister as you want but you did not see the game and shouldn’t mislead posters as if you did.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Funny it was you guys in the barnyard that was believing everything leaked about Harbaugh. You defended the Baalke FO.
    Now when similar shit happens to Kap you are outraged.
    Your friend Chuckles just pulled a 180 on this.

    What I don’t get is you and Chuckles bragging on his blog how you “got” me. That’s hilarious and shows your troll motives when you post here.

  28. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Lying AGAIN, Bullshit, this time about my take on the FO and Harbaugh? You can’t even refer to Chuck’s blog without using a pejorative you stole from NF. LOL, you’re funny. You’ve even rewritten the game from reality. LOLOL

  29. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Why was Ted Robinson, on the York payroll, bashing Kappy this morning? The broadcasters yesterday with the 20 TD remark from “someone in the FO who watches a lot of film” and now this?

    Kappy was benched. A game went by. There was a bye week. Kappy goes on IR (He was PROBABLE for the game Fri.), his injury suddenly is news, and presto leaks from the FO and a York employee bashing him? If you don’t see something wrong with this picture, you’re blind.

    What I want to know is: Is the “someone in the FO who watches a lot of film” another York hire college intern?

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    We get it, just like Tebow your chosen one has been cast aside.
    Pout all you want and make up stuff.
    That’s what little Mitty Monarchs do.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty sad that the Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard is now in unison saying the coaching staff needs to be fired along with Baalke.
    Aren’t these the same guys that preached ad nauseum how this coaching staff was an improvement over Harbaugh’s. They argued that this team would be a playoff team and canning Harbaugh would lead to greater heights.
    Chuckles advanced the idea that the team had turned against Harbaugh and wouldn’t play for him.
    Turns out to be a great crock of crap that Chuckles and his lackeys willingly let Baalke and the FO spoon feed them this crap to repeat.

    You can’t imagine how wrong an entire blog has been and it’s good theater to watch them reverse direction and turn against Jed and Baalke.

  32. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Now that’s the way you sing the National Anthem. Well done Miss!

    Pat, you’re a smart guy with a lot of good insight, my post is based entirely on what you’ve written here in response to my criticisms of Kaepernick and what you wrote today about him playing with injury.

    It’s a disagreement. I don’t get all twisted up about it unless and until it devolves into a schoolyard, name-calling shouting match and pissing contest.

    Personally, I’m okay with Kaepernick earning the starting job back here. He’s got loads of talent. At the beginning of last year he looked like he was making good progress but something has happened to his effort, attitude and heart since.

  33. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ha, bullit is too politically correct to be me.

  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, Tom, that would be pretty obvious to anyone with modest reading and discernment skills. Not exactly Chuck’s forte.

  35. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Unless one was trying, too hard, to appear different.

    Hard to account for the many and obvious similarities.

    Uncanny the extreme hatred of Kaepernick and Chuck and obsession with his blog.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe so, but it’s hard to be in two places at once, especially when those places are two thousand miles apart.

  37. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ah, but the internet can make the world a lot smaller place. That claim and supposed work schedules also makes the coincidence of posting time blocks more than a bit strange as well. Are we talking IP address blocks as locators?

    Even so, there are so many indicators and multiple identity history involved, it’s not that big of a leap.

  38. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    IP addresses and service providers are pretty distinct in this case. No proxies involved.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows just posted this about Kap
    “Think they’ll try to trade him, which means they have to pretend to want him back… @Go_On_Bite_Me Does 49ers front office want Kap back”

  40. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll buy that. Just sayin’ there’s reason for the suspicious to be so.

  41. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – I promise you, it’s not worth arguing with Bullit. He lives for arguments and petty insults. It’s beneath you…. Trust me. You’re better than this.

  42. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Alex would be in the playoffs if the season ended today.

    Happy Bullitt?

    Spitty, I had to throw him a bone. Honestly, Kappy’s gone, and the FO is doing their best to trash him on his way out. Jed’s already gotten rid of all references to Harbaugh and Kappy from Niner promo stuff.

    Fooch has already come over to the dark side, as has Kawakami. Kawa thinks the smear campaign on Tomsula has just begun.

    I honestly don’t care if Kappy’s gone or if Gabbert proves to be the second coming of Joe. This team is screwed. Harbs is gone. Patrick’s retired. Cowboy’s retired. Gore’s gone. Iupati is gone. Staley has sold his house (really). As long as this is the Denise/Jed/Paraag/Baalke show, nobody decent is coming in after what they did to Harbaugh. Their only chance is get incredibly lucky and find another Bill Walsh, and somehow GROW UP and get some brains and let him run the show. I wouldn’t risk the house betting on that chance in Vegas.

    After Staley leaves, that leaves us with Bowman from the SB starters. Jed/Trent will find a way to smear him and run him out of town next.

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit-re: 2:30 post. When you said “Prove It” I just couldn’t help myself. I don’t see anywhere what I said was an attack on you. I think out of all these years maybe once I went after you a little crooked. But I think you had it coming. Anyway, I was actually trying to have a little fun in what I said but I guess it went over your head.

  44. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    RT – Bullit was raised by monkeys and one of them performed a lobotomy on him at age 6. You throw him a bone, he’s not going to get it. Bullit posts non-stop links and talks to himself. Please don’t feed the animals.

  45. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the Cardinals and Panthers in the playoffs. I think as long as the Cardinals stay healthy they’ll beat the Panthers to go to the Super Bowl. The Panthers just don’t have enough fire power on offense.

    In the AFC, don’t count out the Steelers. We all know about the Bengals and Patriots, but this could be Big Ben’s year even without Bell. Nobody in the AFC West or South is going to make playoff noise unless Osweiler comes on strong. Peyton Manning? Please. He was dead two years ago (completely trolling NoStones).

  46. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to see Sing as the interim HC starting tomorrow, if only to hear Boone’s remarks after the first game Sing sends him to the showers. “TOO HARD FOR YA? ALREADY CLIMBED THAT MOUNTAIN?”
    Oh yeah, that’d be worth the price of admission.

    I think Sing’d do wonders for our D (teaching them how to tackle, for one thing), but I believe he has far too much pride and class to work for those clowns again.

  47. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, Kappy’s gone. I took no offense to your remarks. I was enjoying the ride with the Alex-lovers who continue to bash an injured, disgraced and fired QB.

    Something about how poor Alex was handled and how he was screwed by the Niners after his injury and how it worsened and how he never caught a break and how (sniff, sniff, I’m going to cry)… Just pointing out that Kappy played all those games injured.

  48. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    My original intent was putting the spotlight on the timing of the FO for leaking the 20 TD bullshit to be broadcast immediately following the announcement of the injury, as well as Ted Robinson’s follow up this morning.

    The injury defense came later. I wanted to see how much hypocrisy I get could get out of the Alex-lovers before they realized it.

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why did FO/Guido take this long to bench CK?

    Packers knew it was time to let Favre go, Aaron Rodgers spent 4 years as backup. Chryst said last year was the JAX BG, this year is the improved niner version.

    Lots of film on CK this year. He still left open receivers. Did FO want to tank the season by keeping CK starter as long as possible.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The sad reality is, there’s nothing close to the Eddie-Era personal concern, or appreciation, for the team anymore.
    Recently re-watched the NFLN’s ‘A Football Life’ on Eddie.

    He genuinely appreciated the players.
    Treated them as an extension of his family.
    Everything was done ‘1st Class’ while he was running things.
    Players responded in kind.
    They all, to this day, would drop what they were doing to give him whatever he asked for.

    For all the hype Jed puts out there regarding ‘winning with class’ and keeping traditions in place, he sorely misses the the simplest of steps.
    Treat the team you claim to appreciate with some respect.

    Eddie was real. He did the things that mattered. Spared no expense to show everyone that the little things mattered.

    Jed and his current regime are practicing York principles.
    Cold, calculating, Corporate penny-pinching nothingness.
    Everything is window dressed media fluff.

    Getting harder, and harder, to take this ‘business’ approach seriously anymore.
    Then they’ll wonder why no one takes pride in being a 9er anymore.

    Corporate Soul Snatchers.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For the Kap Fanboy Club here is the bottom line.
    Let’s see how the rest of the NFL covets Kaepernick.
    The test will be in April if the Niner FO decides to part ways with Kap.

    What will they get in return through a trade. The standard has been established with Alex Smith yielding 2 second round picks.
    IMO that’s not going to happen but we’ll see what happens.

    If the Niners get less than what they received for Alex Smith it will be a hard pill for some fanboys to swallow.

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    11.9 million is fully guaranteed for 2016 on April 1. Trade will happen before that date. With who?

    Tyrod Taylor is doing what Kap does, at a fraction of the cost. Running QB’s come out of college every year.

    I try to get my hopes up every time a trade possibility is rumored. But then reality hits.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    BG did at SEA what Kap could not. Short passes over the middle to Vance MacDonald and Celek. OL loves him for all the things he can do to make their job easier.

    SEA has a top rate D and BG still shaking off the rust of a backup. He has to do better next Sunday. Their front seven is weaker than SEA.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is being shown up, badly, by his backup. SEA had the same D personnel as the first game, as will the upcoming ARI game.

    Variables are controlled. Fan boy judgement day next Monday?

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Seahags were missing Bruce Irvin on their D.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If BG can look as good against ARI as he did against SEA, we may have found our starting QB for 2016.

    After this 8 game trial is over, maybe TB will have the confidence to go WR1 in the 1st RD. Maybe no need for better TE’s. Maybe Boone will want to stay and be RT. AD moved to RG.

    This O may not be so bad after all.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I’ve said this many times if Anthony Davis is moved to Guard he should take a paycut.
    I don’t see that happening so I would trade him for a 2nd rd pick if someone else wants him.
    Big mistake to pay him OT money and then move hime to guard. If this is the case we just should have kept and paid Iupati,

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Next season there must be a open QB competition.
    Gabbert can be in the mix if he continues his decent performances for this season.

    Would still bring in one veteran Free Agent and draft 2 QBs
    one with your first round pick and another in the 4th or 5th round.

    All QBs start even and their play will dictate who starts.
    If your QB is having a stinker game he gets the hook in that game and bring in his backup.

    Should not be in a situation where there is so much disparity between your first and second string QBs that the choice is that hard.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Player for player trade:AD for Muhammad Wilkerson. If a sweetener they are weak at OLB so Corey Lemonier or Marcus Rush. They have nobodies at OT but for the 31 yr old D’Brick a shaw Ferguson.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    That trade not possible because Wilkerson is UFA next season.
    To maximize his salary he’ll want to hit open market.
    Trade deadline has also passed.
    The only way Niners get Wilkerson is to overpay on FA market next year

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing the reaction of the Kap fanboys.
    They have suddenly revealed they are Kaepernick worshippers, San Francisco 49ers be damned. The fanboys are ripping Gabbert because he got promoted from second string simply because Kap was stinking up the place.

    Consider this. The Niners scored 13 points on Sunday at Century Link. In the 3 previous meetings the Kap led Niner offense managed a total of 13 points.

    My question is the fanboys are rooting for their idol and not for the team.

  62. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Brent Jones on the latest 49er debacle. Sounds like he shares my view of Baalke.

    “It feels to me like it was a give-up on both sides,” Jones declared. “And you’re gonna hear a ton of spin … but nobody is gonna convince me different … I believe that probably Kap drove it, very unhappy, and the 49ers just said, ‘Great. We don’t want you around either.’

    “… I’d be absolutely blown away if he’s on the team next year … there’s just no way. My only thing is if we could have traded him before the deadline, we should have done it and gotten something for him. Because we’re gonna get next to nothing for him now … what a strange deal … well if we did get something for him it would be like a fourth or fifth round pick, and we’d pick somebody that can’t play anyway so it wouldn’t really matter.”


    “we’d pick somebody that can’t play anyway so it wouldn’t really matter”


  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody else entertaining the suspicion that Kap severely aggravated his shoulder injury during the BYE week? Nobody saw any evidence of him in pain after the GB game or over the next four games he started, then all of a sudden he’s got a substantial labrum tear. Strange.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners have a camera in the weight room they probably have footage to protect themselves if it get’s legally nasty.

  65. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, Maiocco is the one who categorically stated Kappy went to the FO after Game 4. Ask him.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I know that, RTF. But he was also seemingly fine on the following Monday and subsequent weeks.

  67. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    We’d pick someone who can’t play anyway…..

    I hearby declare myself the first person on these blogs to tell you all that Baalke sucked. That’s the kind of reporting and blogging you get in the Shire.

  68. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I wrote MM and got an answer after Sing was fired. I wanted Holmgren, and he slapped me down by stating that Holmgren was under contract to Cleveland as president and then he ignored my followup trade for him question. Aside – Zero (remember him?) was the genius who was the very first (a year before it happened!) I saw who championed Harbaugh.

    Ask him. He might be able (though willing is another matter) to give you details. My small understanding is that a torn labrum is a real injury. It was causing pain. It can worsen with use instead of rest. Simple enough. It probably worsened to the point where rest was no long sufficient to heal it and surgery was required. It would’ve been painful throughout, though, I expect.

  69. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Business decision. With all the support he’s getting from the FO and the players why would he risk re-injury or further aggravation of it when he can just go get it fixed and rehab on IR? If they’re going to dump him he wants to at least be healthy come physical time.

  70. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    You want to replace Baalke with someone? Pick Spitblood. The very first thing the new GM needs to do is stand up to York and tell York he’s an idiot. If you can still work with York after telling him he’s an idiot, you’ve got a chance to make some changes in SF. If you can’t, and York continues to secretly call all the major shots, who cares what GM they replace Baalke with?

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the point Spit.
    If the GM isn’t being allowed to perform his duties, without Ownership interference, then we’ve been relegated to the Snyder/Jones-level of Ownership egotism.

    There’s a need for a ‘football guy’ at the GM position.
    We can debate Baalke’s effectiveness of course.
    But, if we accept the reports that Baalke pushed hard to secure Gase, only to have Jed insist on Tomsula as the DC, we can safely assume Baalke has little to no leverage in this situation.

    Add Paraag, the de facto ‘whiz kid/GM wannabe’ to the mix and, it begins to resemble the FO dysfunction normally aligned with DC and Dallas.

    The best move, might be, to get an intermediary into the mix.
    Someone to buffer the GM from those dinks, that think computer stats can replace the guys that actually WORKED their way up in this game.

  72. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NJ… There’s no defending Baalke’s terrible picks.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit his name goes on his work.
    He’s a Defensive guy, that’s his strength.
    If he’s being smart enough, to seek guys like Harbaugh and Gase, to improve the Offensive roster, I see nothing wrong with that approach.

    His job is to win football games.
    If Jed is interfering with that assignment, as you said, what’s the point?
    Get a chimp to do it.

    Better yet, let the computer whiz kid Paraag handle it.
    I can’t see a Moneyball approach succeeding, in game like football.
    It’s the ultimate team game.
    One guy’s stats don’t a football team make, if the other 10 don’t do their part.

    I will say that the QB position is where the balance of power lies however.
    Poor QB play results in both Offense and Defense not getting time to find balance.

    This whole Tomsula stuff links to Jed directly, and, indirectly to Dr Daddy, by way of NFLE IMO.
    Baalke sought Offensive-minded candidates, with good reason.

    If they don’t seek a guy like Gase, McDaniels or, another successful young OC, this garbage will persist unfortunately.

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    It doesn’t work either when the guy you hire to coach the team and improve the offense is backstabbed and undermined when he tells you what he needs.

    Baalke’s often made a point to make the point that he’s in charge of the team. “It’s in his contract.” Baalke’s the guy who’s complained to everyone who’d listen that he couldn’t work with Harbaugh. It was Baalke’s “daughter” who insulted Roman and therefore Harbaugh and the team with “her” spoiled child tweets. And now that Harbaugh’s gone and not acting as the only thing keeping Baalke looking halfway sane, the place blows up and keeps burning.

    Baalke’s bumbling fingerprints are all over this destruction that was once the 49ers. If Jed was doing all this in spite of Baalke’s objections, Baalke’s not worthy of a GM job anywhere, to go along and not resign in protest if just to save his professional career.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No argument there NoFear49er.
    For whatever the reasons, Baalke and Harbaugh clashed on the chain of command level.
    In most every FO the GM holds the control of the roster.
    I do think there was some degree of conflict involving Kaep.
    The daughter stuff was likely misdirected at Roman because of it.

    I too thought at one point that Roman was too conservative.
    In light of what I’ve seen from Kaep, (post Roman), it would seem that Kaep may not have been capable of much more than Roman was giving him.

    The whole lot of them, Jed/Trent/Jim should have been able to grasp the big picture of ‘team first’.
    No doubt Jim was disruptive. He’s a fiery personality.
    Likely Trent couldn’t communicate with him as he preferred?
    Reports of their ‘cold war’ were pretty well documented.

    Whether Trent felt threatened by Jim, I couldn’t say.
    It’s looking more likely that Paraag had issues with Kaep’s appearances from some of the recent articles I’ve seen as well.
    Add all these ingredients up and we see a Mgt Team that can’t seem to find a clue about Problem Solving 101.

    Again, if Baalke is simply the puppet for Jed and Paraag, it won’t take long for the trained chimp to replace him.
    I simply advocate for Baalke to sink or swim on his own football acumen.
    If he’s being micro-managed by the whiz-kid(s), what’s the point?
    I sure wouldn’t want my Owner giving me an empty title that amounts to ‘Fall Guy’ when things don’t pan out.

    Total dysfunction.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    All the collective angst among us, regarding the WR issues, were also compounded by Kaep’s struggles to utilize them properly as well.

    I don’t disagree that Trent is weak on the Offensive side.
    He’s sought assistance to improve the Offense by seeking Harbaugh in the first place.
    He went hard after Gase as well.
    I think he’s well aware of the need for the Offense to improve.
    If Kaep has failed that phase, it might explain the discord between Trent/Jim?

    There’s more than a few hundred differing reports as to what went wrong.
    The sad reality is, who’s going to correct it?

    Trent might have convinced Gase to come aboard only to have Jed impose Tomsula on the deal?

    That’s my biggest fear in all of this.
    A clueless Owner, with ZERO football IQ, (like Snyder), making stipulations on the football side of the business.
    We know where Snyder has gone with his schtick over the years.

    I’m afraid we’re following the same lame blueprint.

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ask Vinnie Cerato who wore the collar for all the dysfunction in DC while he was the GM.
    Nolan also.

    When you have a meddling Owner involved, no one on the payroll is actually doing what they’ve been paid to do.
    They look busy I’m sure, to justify their paychecks.
    But, in the end, they’re all waiting to be collared as scapegoats.

    We’ll see if McCloughan can change anything over there.
    At least for now, they’ve pried RG III away from Snyders’ meddling hands and, they’ll have some of those lost Draft Picks back, for Scot to do something with.

    I’d prefer not to Draft a QB unless they find a HC to bring him along too.
    Which is what I feel they attempted to do with Harbaugh/Kaep.
    This might not be a terrible spot to shake Tomsula loose for that very reason?

  78. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not here to defend Balkey, Tomsula or Kap. Their shortcomings are well known. York we know is a non-football guy living off the cred of Eddie. Marathe is a likely candidate for rat/snake in the grass that we haven’t discussed much. Best pals with young doof York,ie ass kisser and devoted to *computers/stats*.

    Jimi is looking more saintly by the week. Too bad this FO pack of drooling morons wasn’t smart enough to get out of their own way and let him just win.

    49-22-1 and these idiots knew better? I laugh.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mind boggling to say the least Phil.
    I hadn’t realized just what Paraag was involved in beyond Contract activities.
    Very concerning.

    But, anyway….

    Have a great Thanksgiving Gents.
    Enjoy the family time.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Greg Papa and Townsenc on 95.7 The Game first 7 minutes had some interesting news on Kap at Niner facility. Gabbert as the backup was watching 5 times as much film as Kap. Papa’s source is Bill Romanowski.

  81. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    That was great radio. So the OC knows the game. Develops route concepts to break down the coverage. It showed at Seattle. Cover-3 beaters on display. WR/TE’s ran ’em and BG executed them. Bravo.

    Kap did not do the needed preparation, BG 5X over dummy with the headphones on. How can you see the field if you do not do the needed prep. Nothing is static. QB has to have everything in the head before the DC’s change coverage, looks, and anything else to trip up the QB’s head.

    Now that the dirt is coming out, Kap is history and a perma backup. What are he and his agent conjuring up to get 11.9 million base for next year. Lawyer fireworks, shady expert witnesses, and more for the offseason.

  82. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Rams Stedman bailey shot and in critical condition in Miami gardens florida. Currently suspended for 4 games for violating substance abuse guidelines.

    Not having a good day. NFL is investigating.

    A drive by from a drug deal gone bad? Just collecting a debt it seems.

  83. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Jim Tomsula didn’t want his players watching film, Bullit? Didn’t Tomsula shorten all preparatory sessions? Kaep was only being a good solder. Lol. If it’s me, I do much work for this organization either. If Kaep is one and done without Harbaugh, that’s huge win for Kaep…. especially if Kaep’s a free agent and can chose his next organization, head coach and qb coach.

    I’m starting to believe two things: One is that Kaep, at the behest of Harbaugh and Kaep’s father, structured his deal this way intentionally so he could leave SF if it all went to hell. I believe this because it was hell on Alex Smith before Harbaugh arrived and people in the know showed Kaep how to have outs.

    And I’m also starting to seriously believe that Harbaugh left because he saw that Baalke was so bad. I wouldn’t be surprised if Harbaugh told Jed, “It’s him or me.” And then smear campaign began. Can’t win with a bad talent evaluator. Why not move on to a team with a clue? Harbaugh did it. Now Kaep is doing it. Good for both of them.

    Love how Bullit the lobotomized chimpanzee is rallying around Gabbert.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Spitty never insults anyone or namecalls.
    Question is who’s a bigger troll? You or Chuckles.
    Better yet, hard to say who’s a bigger hypocrite.

  85. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Looking good. ARI is weakest at LB allowing the WCO short passing attack to be used often. BG should shine. TE’s another big day. Game still a loss with Carson Palmer carving up our secondary.

    Any word on the quality of our routes. No need to continue the dumbed down simplification anymore? Good sign BG throws with anticipation and touch. Hits checkdowns, does not force into coverage. Back shoulder throws and throwing receivers open.

  86. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Tyrann Mathieu didn’t mince words in saying 49ers offense was better under Gabbert than Kaepernick. Said BG has ‘a better grip’ on offense.”

  87. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Feel good about BG as 2016 starter. Whew! High picks for the trenches and ILB.

    Some are saying this is a weak draft class. High percentage picks are OL and DL. FA dollars for QB2 and WR1 and Muhammad Wilkerson.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Raiduhs cut LB Ray Ray Armstrong and the Niners just claimed him off waivers.

    This fool was in Pittsburgh and got investigated for lifting up his shirt and taunting a police dog at the stadium. In Pennsylvania McGruff is considered an officer of the law.
    Raiduhs cut him for a reason and now we are getting their leftovers.

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Daryl Washington LB ARI another lose. Pot before football career.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula’s approach to everything would be more geared towards a veteran team.
    This being a transition year with many new faces starting the Niners should’ve taken advantage of the allotted practice times in training camp but instead took it easy with practices cut to 90 mins instaed of the allotted 3 hours. Now the poor tackling and lack of execution is starting to show.

    The best teams are usually the one’s that work the hardest and are are the most hungry. IIRC Tomsula took pride in the fact that there were few injuries during the preseason. Now look at this team. They are riddled with injuries and are soft and not as hard nosed or hard working as previous years.

    Being friends with your players and not working them hard is not a formula for success.
    Tomsula just isn’t equipped to be a head coach in the NFL. Great Dline coach but not even sure how he’d do as a defensive coordinator.

  91. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Outsiders.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    You turkeys better watch out for your giblets.

  93. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    May your travels be safe, your birds tasty, your (tolerable) families close, and your Thanksgivings be happy.

    And may Trent Baalke, Jed York and Ron Jeremy be kidnapped by aliens.


  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a chance that Cromartie might start this week over Acker and Reaser. Brock isn’t exactly playing at a very high level either and has looked overmatched.

    Again it’s on Baalke not recognizing that Acker and Reaser have never played in the NFL and his projection on them was overestimating their value.

    Sunday Niners face Fitzgerald and the burner John Brown.

    They are going to start a CB signed off the street while 3 draft picks sit on the bench.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Egos are getting the stuffing knocked out of them by the Lions 31-7. If the score holds Egos fall to 4-7.

    Chip Kelly has total control and it has turned into a disaster.

    This is the offense the barnyard was hoping the Niners would run.
    Running a fast break offense exposes your defense especially if you can’t make first downs.

  96. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN Better Rivals podcast has some good info on Gabbert. Much better under pressure than CK. 65% of passes completed versus CK’S 35%. Made something like 5 of 7 for 73 yards when blitzed.

    Nothing better than Mathieu on BG vs CK.

    SEA got 60% of pass yards after the catch. 60% of run yards after first contact. Is the D starting to give up. On players or coaches?

    ARI wins 45-31.

    Detroit had their franchise QB all the time. Off limits to us. Really need a GM that can determine which and where in the draft to pick up a QB.

    Is BG a bridge QB or starter caliber. No killer D in remaining games. Great test for all players and coaches on O. Let us see what we have.

  97. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    3 Romo INTs (the last 2 on CONSECUTIVE plays), 2 of them Pick-6s, at Texans Stadium. This is a great half!

  98. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Even more awesome, on the first Pick-6 Dez continued a jawing match with the CB that had started earlier.

    The INT returner made a fantastic return where he crossed the whole field sideways mid-return (to Dez’s side) to score. The whole time Dez was standing 30 yards upfield jawing. He could’ve easily gotten back in time. GOOOOOOOOO COWBOYS!

  99. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Romo’s clavicle went “Poof” again. Bummer, Jer. Maybe next year.

  100. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    They are back. Will finish better than us. Should lose to them in December.

  101. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Cutlets looks like a new man under Norv Turner. I’ll be happy to eat my words about him leading the Bears to the playoffs if it means they beat out the Seaturkeys.

  102. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    We’re just a hair behind the Cowpukes now for the #5 spot. Problem is, they won’t win another one now that Romo’s injured again. I’ll be very surprised if we don’t win 2 or 3.

  103. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t see two wins, maybe none with CLE the second of two road games in York’s neighborhood. Which games are you expecting to win?

  104. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Cle and StL at least. One of out Chi and Det, though both teams are playing well and have home field. Cle’s a mess. StL has been a mess the last month.

  105. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Okay then, we’ll have to out scheme Fangio in Chicago and they looked pretty sharp tonight. btw, did you mean Gase has been good for Cutler?

  106. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Adam Gase OC with Bears. Cassell could get a few wins, have all the other O pieces. Fangio & Donatell know D and reacquaint in 10 days.

    McCown back as CLE QB and earlier put up 150 yds against Ravens. See if he can repeat at MNF.

  107. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    450 yds, not 150

  108. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Is it Gase? My bad. Yeah, Cutler’s looked better than he has in years the last couple months.

    With StL, I guess I’m biased. They benched Foles, don’t do well against us in CA, and looked absolutely dreadful last week against a lousy Ravens team. Will the Niners players play hard for Tomsula in a meaningless last game? Now there’s a question – LOL.

  109. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Always look on the bright side of life. Could be the Ravens.

    Lost to IR: QB Flacco, RB Justin Forsett, WR Steve Smith, WR Breshad Perriman (#1 draft choice that never saw the field this year). That is all their O skill players of note.

  110. rtfireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps I should restate, NF. I FEAR that we will win 2 or 3 more.

    Right now we have a real legit shot at #1 overall if we lose out. That would make the Super Bowl awesome.

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ Marathe fits right in with your comment = “Jed and his current regime are practicing York principles.
    Cold, calculating, Corporate penny-pinching nothingness.
    Everything is window dressed media fluff.”

    “Corporate Soul Snatchers.

    Hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving despite the Niner train wreck.

    Ok prognostications:

    Bakkentom: 45-31 ARI. SEA got 60% of pass yards after the catch. 60% of run yards after first contact. Is the D starting to give up. On players or coaches? ARI wins 45-31.

    Phil: 24-17 ARI. Back to reality after a pleasant delusional call for Niner win in SEA. Jeez what happened to da D? Coaching too soft prolly. Gee how did that happen?

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Romo injury might not bode well for the Niners.
    It might lead to changes that directly effect the Niners.
    Dallas might be in the mix to draft a QB in the first round.
    Romo has been on the IR more than on the field in the past few seasons.

    If Sean Payton and the Aints part ways Dallas might make a run at him if they decide to can Jason Garret.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    KTVU just reported Niner tickets are going for below face value on Stubhub.
    Upper level seats priced at $85 are now going for $30.

    So if you want to visit Levi’s and watch the Niners most likely get their butts kicked this would be the time to go.

    Take public transportation because the parking might cost as much as your bargain ticket.

  114. 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