Stuck Inside of Mobile

The 49ers have been soundly beaten by the Cardinals and the Seahawks. They’ll get whipped again by each of them this year. Next Sunday we’ll find out if they get trashed by the Rams, too. And with the fearsome front four of the Rams defense, that’s a highly likely occurrence. Should it happen, we’ll be looking at 0-6 in the division. The NFC West bottom feeder.

The Not Harbaugh Era™  is off to a roaring start!

This is going to be a lengthy era, fellow citizens of Toiletsville. The Before Harbaugh Era lasted eight long years, but only the final four were belabored in the blogosphere. There will be no such partial obscurity for this journey of uglyball.

Colin Kaepernick will be the first guy thrown under the bus, but not the last. There will be more to come, an endless stream of them. It won’t stop until Trent Baalke gets fired and Jed York steps away from the control tower. Which won’t be any time soon.

It’s a strange NFL season so far. Five teams are perfect and everyone else is somewhere between mediocre and awful. Parity is taking a beating this year, or it just applies to 27 franchises.

The 49ers are 2-5 and technically not yet eliminated from the playoffs, so Jim Tomsula et al are still acting like the season can somehow be saved. Two more losses should wipe that redemptive pipe dream out of his addled noggin, however. With the Rams and then the Falcons coming up, the team will no doubt enter the BYE week at 2-7 and the no mas towel of ignominious failure can mercifully be thrown into where some ever these towels call home.

At that point, many fans will begin discussing the 2016 NFL Draft, as though it can provide a cure to this wrecked franchise. But the same guy who botched the current roster will be the guy in the draft room next year, too. He’ll also have $41 million in cap space to squander. At least all eyes will be upon him now, and nowhere else.

In the meantime, we’re back in the NFL spectator room. Watching other teams strive to bring home the Lombardi, while we watch the York and Baalke Clown Show.

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90 comments on “Stuck Inside of Mobile
  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s an exclusive look inside the Baalke and sometimes York draft day war room. I wonder if they’ll squander a top five pick?

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ryan Mallett released by Texans. Perfect. Trade Kap to Texans for their 1st next year, giving team two top ten picks for Baalke to screw up.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula terms locker room brawl after Packers game an Italian dinner. Guess we know what kind of meals were served when Jimmy grew up.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This article is the opposite of what some think.
    Harbaugh and staff felt Kap had hit his ceiling and wouldn’t get better per Niners Nation. Jed and Baalke disagreed so Niners are in current situation which is a dumpster fire.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If Kappy isn’t going to progress they should make him a WR, he could probably catch a ball and for sure can flat out fly. At this point he would probably have a lot more fun.

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder how much trade value he still has. As a backup for Cam Newton. Joe Webb currently is, ex of Vikings as converted WR. Buffalo backing up or replacing Tyrod Taylor.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jared Goff projects to stardom

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jared Goff Projects to Stardom has him pro ready like Luck.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of the sacks on Kap from last Thurs
    Not sure how Kap missed seeing Boldin who got behind the LBs directly in front of where Kap was stepping up.
    Hitting Boldin would have meant at least a 25 yd gain.
    Seahags know that Kap will stop looking for receivers and drop their coverage. Kap play right into their hands and takes the cheese.
    At the end of the play Boldin is frustrated again.

    Wonder what Kap says when reviewing the film. Must be damn embarrassing when he sees this stuff.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the link to the all 22 film for above post

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap gets sacked here because he doesn’t take what the defense gives him
    Two receivers Bush and Vernon are open five yards downfield but Kap doesn’t pull the trigger and takes the sack.

    The myth is nobody is open which is just not true. The film doesn’t lie.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The clueless ignoramus Chuckles strikes again.
    He says Andrew Luck is being given the benefit of doubt because he looks like what a NFL QB and Kap doesn’t. Utter nonsense because Chuckles has no football acumen. Chuckles says Luck has thrown only 11 TDs but fails to say why ^TDs are acceptable for Kap. Consider that Luck is playing hurt and has sat out 2 games.

    I pose this question again, how can someone running a football blog be so clueless as to what is going on in the NFL?
    Perhaps it supports the theory of his head up his poop chute?

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ^TDs should read 6 TDs

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Once a moron always a moron.
    Chuckles is claiming racism is why Kap is not getting benefit of doubt.
    No stupid, he can’t play worth shit is the reason people are down on him.
    Nobody can be more stupid than Chuckles the clown.
    Complete waste of time.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I thought you were a smarter guy than to believe bakkenton and I are the same guy.
    Continue on being Chuckles lackey and believing his BS.
    Pretty funny stuff.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I get a chuckle out of the fabrications, distortions, and innuendo from liberals. They misconstrued or confuse me with someone else. By the way, winter is making a short appearance here in oil patch, northwest ND. Might be a little snow in the morning.

    The only time I mentioned the blackness of CK is a possible reason to keep him as starter, to placate the liberal SF Bay area. Liberals use the racism tag when they are losing the argument.

    CK does not have the mental skills (yet????) to master pocket passing. He cannot handle a strong pass rush or a good secondary.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The second all-22 had VD totally open. Right in front of Kap. He needs to hit the stuff the D gives him. VD had no one on him, meaning that defender is most likely on another target.

    What did Brady do to defeat Seattle in the Super Bowl. He hit short underneath stuff over the middle. So why is moron not looking there first where Seahawks D is vulnerable.

    This crap is why CK will be losing his job. He could have the ball out of his hands to VD before the edge rushers beat both tackles.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Kap performed at a high level he could be green and nobody would care. He hasn’t and has regressed to rookie levels of play.
    It is sad when people use race a crutch especially know nothings like Chuckles and his sidekick.

    If Kap was throwing TDs and leading his team to victories we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Beautiful play design. Good QB’s take what the D gives them,and keep taking it until D moves a safety to the short middle. That opens up medium middle over the LB’s.

    Chess game, adjustments made by a good OC to outwit the DC. We cannot play the game of chess because of CK.

    With the leaks to the press, I suspect CK will be benched in the bye week. He needs to shine against Atlanta D.

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Again on the 2nd all-22. Looks like Kap was looking at VD. Why did he not pull the trigger. That is his first read. Footwork should have been planned by Kap to do the quick hitter to a totally open VD.

    Staley let his rusher go to the outside. He did his job, short pass should have already been completed. Instead CK back pedals .

    That sack 100% on CK. OC and oline did their job.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the clowns at the Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard
    said the coaching staff assembled was superior to Harbaugh’s staff.
    Really? Just like that clown Chuckles predicted an 11 win season.

    Constantly eating crow in the Pyongyang barnyard.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jo Lonn Dunbar was cut by the Rams.
    IIRC he was the guy that hurt Alex Smith to make it possible for Kap to start in his second year and keep the job.

  23. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Some of this Kaepernick piling on is getting ridiculous. He does plenty to warrant criticism but this gif of the play right before the half is a big stretch to hang on Kaepernick.

    Bush wasn’t even looking his way so he’s out as a viable dump off and by the time Davis turns to look Kaepernick was forced to turn and step away by Staley getting pushed back into the QB by a freakin’ LB. By then Avril has pushed Pears back toward Kaepernick and when Tiller tries to help he pushes Avril into Kaepernick for the sack. The o-line did it’s job?

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Not piling on. I took another look at the tape. The GIF allows you to pause and freeze the frames.
    Kap takes a 3 step drop and the play is designed to be a quick hitter. Kap still has a clean pocket and both Bush and Davis have turned and are looking for the pass. Kap hesitates for about 2 beats and eats the ball. He needs to pull the trigger.
    If you pause the tape you will see the play has two primary targets and Kap has no other options. Those targets come open.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Took another look and I believe the play was designed to be a quick hitter to Vernon who is wide open before he crosses behind the ref and is looking for the pass.
    Kap doesn’t pull the trigger and Bush is also open about 1.5 seconds before the sack.
    Only Kap can explain why he didn’t throw the ball when he should’ve.
    That seems to be an ongoing problem with the offense.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Stats Defensive Coordinators are using to gameplan against Kap.
    Kap needs to overcome his weaknesses and tendencies or he’ll make it too easy.

    Colin Kaepernick’s 2015 PFF Passing Grades:
    Left of Numbers: +2.6
    Between Numbers: -0.6
    Right of Numbers: -8.1 (all 5 of his INT)

    Defenses are forcing Kap out of his comfort zone by flushing him in a certain direction and he can’t adjust.

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It doesn’t much matter now. York has started the “whisper” campaign against Kap, much like he did against Harbaugh. Benching him is just a matter of when, not if.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CK is at the end. No chance against Rams front four. Can save his job against Falcon’s D. Whether 2 weeks or last game his career as starter probably done here.

    Cannot understand, with all the coaching focus on him, why he has trouble reading D, leaving open receivers, holding the ball too long, and accuracy issues.

    OC simplified the routes so he can remember where his targets should be. Gone past his due date. Stale goods. He stinks.

    At least we know from preseason that Gabbert can execute a short, ball control passing game. A necessity with this oline.

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, the team is practicing today, Kap is still the QB who’ll be tossed to the Rams, and Jed hasn’t done anything “big” as promised. I’m disappointed. I thought we could trust him.

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If CK is not using the short receivers then go max protect with an extra TE.

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Torrey Smith on reports on QB: “This is my first time being around anything like this, hearing outside things and stuff like that.”

    Welcome to the Niners, Torrey, where leaks are a way of life.

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    FWIW from Grant Cohn: “Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room daily. I almost never see Jim Tomsula in the locker room.”

    He’s too busy shining Jed’s shoes.

  33. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    bullit, I have the game in full screen all-22. The play has Patton split wide right on a 7 yard stop route. Boldin in the slot, goes on a deep vertical. Smith split out left goes on a 10 yard out, while Davis goes on a 5 yard shallow cross. Bush goes to the LOS as the outlet. There are targets at every depth and across the field. The Seahawks are in a cover two look with the outside corners in man. This is a 1st and 10 play. My guess is Boldin is the primary and Davis would draw the underneath coverage, as he did.

    Kaepernick is in position to throw from his first step. No one is open, or looking back. Patton turns first but is well covered. Davis hasn’t cleared the umpire yet. Pocket hasn’t collapsed yet. Kaepernick gets set for only half a second before he has to turn to escape and then can’t see the middle or left side receivers. He appears to look for Patton as a last option, who is well covered.

    Wilson, the apparent standard to which Kaepernick is often compared, turned to escape sooner as Lynch and Brooks moved in on the previous play which resulted in the bad throw intercepted by Brock.

    I can’t see that play being reviewed in film and the blame for its failure going to Kaepernick anywhere but here.

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula now sees being the man is a lot tougher than being the rat. He must be aware of the irony of now having to worry about the rats and the FO rumors.

    New rallying cry:
    Who wants to work for Jed and Trent? Nooobody!!

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NF, CK’s helmut is straight ahead. If VD is wide open then take it. That defender not on him is on other target (s). With an inconsistent oline you take that shallow cross everytime until D covers it.

    That short middle was open for Brady in the Super bowl. He hit slot WR and RB often. Logan pointed that out in a NN article so CK had to know. It was stupid of him to pass on VD.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What bothers me is the Kap fanboys are taking the tact that the Oline is all that’s wrong with the Niners. They are saying that Montana or Young couldn’t function behind this line (I disagree).

    They are overlooking Kap’s faults as usual.
    If Kap were an elite QB he would elevate those around him. He is opposite and needs help from his team mates as he’s incapable of carrying the team.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What the Kap supporters aren’t thinking about is Kap is getting paid elite QB money and needs to perform up to that contract.
    With 10% of the team’s salary cap excuses don’t cut it and he does need to carry the team in in multiple games to make this work.

  38. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “If worms had machine guns, birds would be scared of them.” Instead of complete geneous like this, 49er fans now get Jim Tomsula. The juxtaposition is a never-ending gift from Jesus.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With zero catches Torrey Smith says he wasn’t shutout or shut down.
    Says he was wide open a lot of times and Kap is a helluva hard worker.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hence the debate regarding the OLine and Kaep Bullit.
    Yes, it’s a give and take there but, Kaep has been extremely gun-shy since the AZ game.
    He might finally have realized that he won’t test Sherman now too.

    Until he improves his touch and accuracy, he’s not going to find guys as ‘open’ as he expects them to be.
    It comes down to timing and accuracy vs good Defenses.
    As eluded to earlier in the stream, he has to see it quicker and deliver on time to succeed.

    He’s too timid IMO, to go inside the numbers.
    We should be finding more success there.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jerry has an opinion on the subject as well –

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I’m going to view this game as a tight one.
    Do we play like we did vs the NYG or, the team that couldn’t find the End Zone vs GB and Seattle?

    Put me down for 23-17 SF.

  43. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I honestly don’t know who the 49ers are playing next week, and I don’t care. Why do you still care?

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m invested Spit.
    I’ve ridden the Pain Train since Eddie left my team in the hands of his Sister.
    There’s a certain kind of thinking, or belief, that sooner or later they can succeed.

    Trust me, the Pain Train is stuck in Painsville right now.
    Something’s gotta give.
    I’m hoping, (praying) Jed will just stay out of the picture and, let football people handle the football decisions.

    Much as I don’t see us winning this game in StL, I happen to think Foles sucks more than Kaep right now.

  45. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good answer NJ, I agree. Be great to beat the Rams but can’t be confident this year. Got your prognostication as below =

    NJ49er: 23-17 SF. Phil, I’m going to view this game as a tight one. Do we play like we did vs the NYG or, the team that couldn’t find the End Zone vs GB and Seattle? Put me down for 23-17 SF.

    Phil: 17-14 Niners. If Kap plays poorly we will struggle to score so might Lose this one. I think we see a lot of running from the Rams. Hope we can shut that down and pressure Foles. I hate being right about this season w/o Jimi at the wheel. Oh well, called it.

  46. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams are the guys who beat the Seahawks and went to Arizona and beat the Cardinals. They play tough in the division, know us pretty well and we have to make the trip this time.

    I know their record isn’t a lot better than ours but they’ve lost to good teams that beat us, too, in GB and PIT.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s not looking promising in St Loo by any stretch.
    They’ve got an excellent DLine, we’ve got a rag-tag OLine.
    Can’t even predict what our Staff can be expected to deliver in terms of a game plan either.

    I considered the Seattle game to be THE GAME they would’ve circled and prepared for the most.
    National game, Division rival, Revenge Game, you name it, we laid an egg.

    The Fan in me says ‘don’t give up’.
    The reality is, we suck.

    With that in mind, mix it up somehow.
    Play the youngsters. Tinker with the OLine. Go Blitz-Crazy. Who eff’n cares at this point?

    I’d be fine with a Top 5 Pick at this point.
    We need to improve the odds of finding some starter-caliber talent.
    Then, comes the most important question. Will we be shopping for a QB again?

    Call me despondent at this point.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Haven’t seen any comments on this, so, I’m not sure if I’m late to find it?

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, Rams have a young oline that is hard to predict. LG Roger Safford just got put on IR and a sub I never heard of. Gurley had some big yardage last week but how much without Saffold.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Oct 16 put on IR with another shoulder injury. He was their best lineman. So Gurley got his 126 yds with Garrett Reynolds at LG.

    Have to give them the edge then with runs and play action off of it. How about 20-6 Rams.

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Rams looking to trade Jared Cook.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I know they’re a bit banged up.
    Chris Long isn’t 100% either.
    This is one of those games where we MIGHT be able to keep it close, and hope for a break.
    Given our recent performances, I’m not holding my breath.
    Kaep just hasn’t looked comfortable.
    Since he’s the guy making the throws, it’s a tossup for me.

    Given the hobbled wheel with Carlos, the shoddy play of the OLine, the lame execution, and everything else, I’m just hoping to keep it close.

    I’d rest Carlos until after the BYE at this point.
    Live, or die, with his backups.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    They are still havoc causing with William Hayes for Long. Also have Nick Fairley. This will be like the GB defense but worse. Lots of pressure dialed up by Gregg Williams. CK folds with lots of sacks.

  54. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Trust me, it’s not going to surprise me one bit.
    Very disappointed with the QB play we’re getting from Kaep thus far.
    Can’t put it entirely on him when there’s no running game to take the pressure off either.
    We’re a hot mess.

    Feast or famine thus far.
    Scoring on Defense might be our only hope?

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Curious to see whether Baalke makes a Trade before the deadline too.
    This game could be the last for Vernon if there’s any interest out there before Nov 3.
    Ahmad Brooks or Anquan too perhaps?

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Would like to see Brandon Thomas get snaps at LG. If FO can accept him, would like to see Staley to Denver for a 2nd and Boone to LT just before trade deadline next week.

    Next draft supposed to be strong at OT.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seems it was Vernon that had the heated words for Kaep recently.
    Kinda adds a little perspective as to why he hasn’t been a factor in the passing game for what? A year now?
    Heated exchange and Vernon sees a few balls last week?

    Ain’t much joy in ‘Frisco on the Offensive side of the football team right now.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m all for the trenches too.
    Question becomes the QB position.
    If we land in the Top 5 they may be forced to address it.

    Staley or Boone is a tough one, but certainly doable if there’s an opportunity.
    Staley deserves a shot with a contender, if we had to make that decision.

    I’m with you about getting the youngsters in there.
    BThomas and TBrown should get some game reps, at least after the BYE, if not before.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If they stick it out with Kaep, there are 2 OTs graded out in the Top 5 right now.
    Laremy Tunsil from Ole Miss and Ronnie Stanley from ND.

    I’m also interested in CB Jalen Ramsey from FSU. He’s a big CB that is ranked in the Top 10 also.
    Problem there is, CBs are as risky as QBs.

  60. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    VD wasting with CK. Love to get something for him.

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I trust Baalke more with Defensive selections too.
    If we’re going to replace Kaep, I’d prefer to have an Offensive-minded HC in place to pair him with.
    No sense asking Baalke to choose a QB before the Coach is aboard.

  62. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CB’s also are the most injured position in the NFL. Safe approach is assemble a killer front 7 and low picks on them. One area TB approach sounds OK to me.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mentioned it here recently regarding Spurrier’s abrupt departure from SCAR too.
    We just signed his former QB Dylan Thompson this year.
    Not that I’m seeking Spurrier as a HC but, Baalke follows the Coaching Circles pretty predictably.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Protect the QB/Sack the QB.
    Baalke has a pretty good resume with DBs.
    Just hope we get something from Ward and Tartt that we can build on.
    Acker looks pretty decent thus far.

    LBs need to be upgraded too.
    Hopefully Hodges is a step in that direction, as Wilhoite is likely gone after this year too.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention, Baalke added Spurrier’s former RB Mike Davis and TE Busta Anderson.
    May just be coincidence, may be a tip of the hand too?

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If I play the SCAR card into the Draft, their OT Brandon Shell 6’5″/328, is a name to tie to Spurrier as well.
    Carrying a Mid RD Grade as of today.

  67. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Culliver as well. Marcus Lattimore gamble too.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’ll find out as the season rolls on.
    I think we’ll know just where we’re at by the BYE.

    IMO, we need an Offensive minded HC, whether we stick with Kaep or not.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What would disappoint me even further is that Kap carried a grudge onto the field. That is if he had an altercation with Vernon off field and started ignoring him on the field no matter how open he was.
    That would be a new low of immature behavior and Kap should get a timeout and stand in the corner.

    There is no trade value for Vernon or Brooks. You would be lucky to get a 6th or 7th round pick.
    Staley could get you a 3rd round pick but that would be stupid to get rid of your best Olineman who still has 3 years left on his contract.
    I do think Staley is better than Boone and if you elected to keep Boone he would demand Staley’s contract.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It seems the Niners have had difficulty beating the Rams lately.
    I think Niners blew them out once when they had a third string QB.
    Otherwise they have made things difficult including stopping Kap when he couldn’t sneak it in from the 6 inch line. I thinkm that was the right call but Roman was criticized by the barnyard.
    At 6’4″ 235 lbs Kap should be able to fall forward to get 6 inches. That should’ve been a W.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting column on how Jed can fix it

    •Appear in public.

    Remember when you said, “Hold me accountable”? How can we hold you accountable when we can’t find you? Are you and Trent Baalke hanging with Dick Cheney in the Undisclosed Location?

    You trot around in public when the team is going well, but hide out when the spit hits the fan. Your team is in crisis, dude. You are the face of ownership. Owner up.

    Make radio and TV appearances to answer questions from the media. Don’t stop there. Hold regular, informal, town-hall meetings, fan forums where the folks can air their beefs and make suggestions, and you can explain your side.

    Order your GM to face the public, too, to explain personnel moves and football philosophy.

    Things aren’t going as planned and both Jed and Baalke join the witness protection program. Neither will even go on local radio
    to explain what’s going on.
    Most people hate braggards that make themselves scarce when they are wrong.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners could’ve had Hunter back after 6 weeks but the FO screwed up and didn’t get Hunter’s injury settlement signed until a week after the five day deadline. If Baalke had filed the paperwork on time Hunter would be in uniform now.

    Maybe Baalke will blame Tomsula and Jimmy T will go after Joan in Payroll.

  73. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Fact is Martin didn’t put the ball in Kaepernick’s hands, he more like rolled it up his leg. Kaepernick got control too late to go high over the pile-up and the o-line got zero push. Kaepernick ended up getting the ball knocked out and no film shots to tell if he ever crossed the plane so the call on the field stood. Lots of Niners players in the middle of it say we got the score.

    Putting the scorn for the loss on Kaepernick sounds a lot like someone with a grudge.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Just looking for a change.
    Maybe you’re a patient guy but IIRC you were not too keen on giving him a big contract because he has proved nothing.
    Sorry if I don’t think averaging a single TD pass a game will get you to the playoffs and beyond.
    Too many flaws for me and our bonehead GM hasn’t drafted anyone as a Plan B.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This year the Niners are a 8.5 to 9.5 point underdog against the Rams.
    Last year at the Rams the Niners were 9.5 point favorites but lost at the end on the fumble at the goal line and also Kap getting sacked 8 times by the Rams for minus 54 yds. Kap ran the ball 8 times for 14 yds.

  76. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “but IIRC you were not too keen on giving him a big contract because he has proved nothing.”

    That’s exactly right. He hasn’t progressed as a pro QB this year and he didn’t do well in the attempt to transition last year. We should have drafted QBs to compete as solid backup not so far below the level of play required we can’t afford to use them. On these things we can agree.

    My heartburn is caused much more by Jed and Baalke than Kaepernick.

    I can be patient if the team looks like it’s trying to get better and that is their focus. In the current case I don’t think it matters because it looks like fielding a winning team is taking a back seat to lots of other agendas.

    I don’t see this team heading in the right direction until changes are made at the top and a head coach worthy of the title can be hired and allowed to coach the team to win instead of as it pleases the mediocre training-on-the-job GM.

    Bashing Kaepernick, as bad as he is, for every failure on the field makes no sense to me.

  77. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – The 49ers aren’t going anywhere for a long, long time. Here’s why….

    First off, Jed York has sided with Baalke and hired Tomsula as an alternative to Harbaugh. If he fires them both at the end of the year, he’ll look like more of a fool than he already does. You could make the case that if he doesn’t offer someone’s head as a way to appease the ticket holders more will walk, but after firing his meal ticket in Harbaugh who clearly got the stadium deal passed, I don’t think Jed cares about the gate. I think Jed cares more about social media and the blogs. If he fires either Tomsula or Baalke, Jed will get bashed more than he’s already getting bashed. It’s for this reason alone that in 2016 Baalke and Tomsula will still be with the 49ers.

    So what happens at the end of the 2015 season? Only one thing happens: the team loses more roster talent. Vernon Davis will leave and he’ll suddenly have a rejuvenation of his career with a team like the Pats. Boldin will leave. It wouldn’t make sense to use the franchise tag on either player and neither is dumb enough to stick around – and besides, Baalke doesn’t like to use the franchise tag anyway (stupid).

    I don’t know the other 49er players on the roster who are becoming free agents but they’ll leave or Baalke will have to overpay for them to stick around. And that’ll be another year of bad GM football- free agents leave, new ones are acquired and overpaid for, and high draft choices like Arik Amstead and Jimmy Ward are squandered.

    So then when the roster is all but depleted and talentless, when it is time for Jed to clean house and fire Baalke and Tomsula, no good head coach will want the 49er job because regardless of his skill there won’t be any talent on the team. If Jed was smart (we know he isn’t) in 2016 he’d be looking for a GM, and that’s where he’d start his rebuild. The GM would hire his own coach with the idea the coach would accept losing for a while and Jed would let his two new wrinkle necks run the show for a while with Jed taking a back seat. And I give his new hires both the same chance I would give Nolan and Singletary. This cycle will continue for years with Jed York so my question is still a good one – Why be a 49er fan at all?

    NJ offers he’s too invested. So was I. It’s easy to re-invest.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pyongyang N.K. chapter Barnyard clown Chuckles keeps insisting that bakkentom and I are the same.
    He only makes that accusation when he’s trying to deflect as I’ve exposed another stupid comment by him.

    You can only laugh when this idiot makes these wild conspiracy theories. If he could actually read bakkentom and I disagree on quite a few things. We both are just very justifiably critical of Kap.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What is really funny is seeing Chuckles banished to the Pyongyang N.K. chapter barnyard.
    Can I get a Hyuk Hyuk for that?

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tom Brady is amazing. 4 TDs and over 300 yards.
    He’s been pressured on half his passes and has been sack twice and hurried 8 times.
    He hangs in the pocket and finds receivers who break open at the last second.
    He is a surgeon carving up defenses.
    For the year 20 TDs and 1 INT.

    The man is a professional QB and is neck and neck with Rodgers as the best.

  81. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Phillip Rivers is better than Rogers and Brady but he’s in San Diego (a small, obsolete media town) and he’s never had a coach or defense. You put Rivers with Belicheck and they win more Super Bowls than Brady has. But Brady is good. Just not Phillip Rivers good.

  82. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Muhammad Wilkerson is a FA in offseason. We have 41 million under the salary cap to spend. Even more if Brooks and/or CK is released. He is young. I suggest we get him, whatever it takes.

    Would also like Aldon back. If there are high caliber CB’s available then those 3 positions avoid draft capital spent on them.

    That is money well spent.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Chuckles claims we are the same guy because we post at similar times. He is quite the conspiracy theorist. What do you expect from a nutjob that has no idea what’s going on and resorts to attacking posters personally because he’s clueless and can’t stay on point on football?

    Just this week it was reported that the Raiduhs were very happy with Aldon and are looking to sign him long term. After this year with Peyton retired the Raiduhs will be a contender so they look more attractive to FAs. Hard for me to say that but it’s true. So far Aldon is staying out of trouble in Oakland.
    There’s the specter that he still will get another suspension.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As for Wilkerson would love to get him but this article indicated the Jest will slap a franchise tag on him rather than lose him.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A way too early mock draft but it gives you a sense of what players are available and where they might be taken. Big anomaly is Texans taking Christian Hackenburg as the first QB off the board because O’Brien coached him at Penn St. Hackenburg looks like 3rd round pick with a mostly blah college career.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The mock shows Niners opting for first OT off the board Ronnie Stanley of Notre Dame. I’ve seen him look great and seen him give up easy sacks. Somehow I’d take a QB like Goff and take my chances with a OT in the second round.
    There are only 31 first round picks in 2016. Pats forfeit their pick for deflated balls.

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Why is Tomsula petrified on making any changes in his lineup?
    The only thing he’s done is install Bush as the punt returner in place of Hayne. WHY???
    Bush is here for one year and hasn’t lived up to his contract sitting out because his calf hurts.
    If the season is lost give Hayne maximum exposure and see what he can do in a game.
    Jimmy T is not a strategist and looks lost.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For those who long for the glory days

  89. 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