TC Week One

Training Camp is underway and everyone is happier, everyone is faster, and everyone is better. Ah, TC bliss. There’s a lot of hyperbole emanating from camp now as the once mighty men try to psyche themselves up for the tenuous year ahead.

The team practiced in pads for the first time on Tuesday, and the offensive line got trampled to the tune of nine sacks and a stuffed running game. Conclusion: it must be bad play calling.

The 49ers signed Erik Pears in the offseason to essentially replace Jonathan Martin as the backup swing tackle. Then Anthony Davis retired. Now Pears is the starting right tackle. We saw what happened last year with Martin filling in at RT for nine games. Mostly, bad stuff. Expect a similar result this year.

Which makes it look like the team will be distinctly left oriented this coming year, both in the running game and pass protection. The right side of the O-line is inadequate and will be a season long jail break.

On the plus side, it looks like the D-line is off to a powerful start. We’ll have to reserve judgment until they face a varsity O-line, though.

New DC Eric Mangini likes to blitz linebackers and safeties, which should please some folks. Good QBs tend to feast on this sort of approach, but luckily the team only faces about twelve of them this year.

Colin Kaepernick will be allowed to call some/all/a few of his own plays this coming year. This is a clever maneuver designed to make it difficult for blog experts to assign blame on any particular failed play. Who says Jim Tomsula is just another meathead D-line coach?

On the injury front, after five days of practice, none worth mentioning. If you’re looking for the Niners to rip off six or seven wins this year, this is good news. For those hoping the year is so bad that Jed York is embarrassed to go out in public — there’s five more weeks of danger ahead until opening day, when the carnage begins for real — health or no health.

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  1. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers Aldon Smith was arrested last night for alleged hit & run, DUI and vandalism.”

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If they took away his drivers license and provided him with a driver a lot of his mischief would not happen. It’s when Aldon’s behind the wheel that he is a menace.
    If charged the NFL won’t let him play this year and he’s done as a 49er.
    This is a huge blow to the team.

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    What a fitting capstone to this off-season’s train wreck.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles says he cannot connect the dots with autism and the “bubble boy”.
    Let me enlighten him.
    Bubble Boy was born without an immune system and susceptible to any and all afflictons with little defense. It is similar t autism because you are born with it and thee is no cure.

    Using it to mock someone and as an instrument of bullying is pathetic particularly if you have children of your own.
    Since Chuckles is ignorant wouldn’t expect him to understand.
    That’s my 2 cents.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The count is the Niners have to replace 12 of 22 starters now.

    Eli Harold now becomes a bigger factor and doesn’t have the luxury to sit as a rookie and learn.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Aldon Smith walked out of jail and told KGO that it is was not a DUI, the truth will be told, and he apologized to fans.”

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Trent Baalke when 49ers released Ray McDonald in Dec: Ray’s demonstrated a pattern of poor decision-making that has led to multiple distractions for this organization and this football team that really can no longer be tolerated.”

    Tough morning for the York/Baalke team.

  8. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s to hoping Aldon Smith gets help. The rest is just entertainment.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per ESPN’s Jim Trotter the Niners will release Aldon Smith as soon as this afternoon.
    Jed should shut up with his “winning with class” declaration because the Niners are on the police blotter more than any other teams in the NFL. Jed doesn’t realize what an ass he looks like when he says this and one of his player is on the news.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now Aldon Smith officially released and no longer a 49er per ESPN.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula is on CSN and ESPN explaining the Aldon Smith release.

    Baalke and Jed York no where close to the press conference.

    Tomsula is now answering questions about the field.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Those two stuck Harbaugh with explaining the franchise, too. The gutless duo.

  13. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Poor Aldon, sniff sniff. Give me a freakin’ break. Either quit complaining about being treated like a college kid or act like a man. This “sickness” excuse doesn’t fly for Joe Sixpack so it doesn’t fly period.

    Show of hands, who believes the Niners organization gives a shit for Aldon or anyone else after they’ve been booted? That’s what I thought. Who believes he was booted because he was in violation of Jed’s mandate to win with class? Yeah, more BS for the PC fan base.

    The Niners, like every other team, sympathizes in proportion to the player’s value to the team. No value. No sympathy.

    I’m just hoping Mangini isn’t next.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Santa Clara PD: Aldon Smith crashed into parked car at condo complex, left his SUV, police responded, failed sobriety test.”

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck said about Aldon, “he’s a very smart kid ….”. Waiting for an update LOL.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just when you thought the day couldn’t get any weirder
    I am not sure what to believe but this gives the whole incident drama and some intrigue. This could be fiction so read into what you must

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The videos attached to the article are of Aldon being released from jail where he said to let him speak and a minute later for the press to leave him alone. This is followed by the Santa Clara Police Dept Press Conference about the incident.
    According to Ray Ratto Jed York will get a pass on this because he is in Canton for the Haley HOF enshrinement. Baalke though couldn’t be bothered so he sent Tomsula out to meet the press.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The twitter story has been refuted by Jason Cole as pure make believe.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    PFT’s reporting it, too.

  20. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “A fitting capstone to this off-seasons train wreck”

    Wow. Just wow but not a surprise really.

    Aldon you have a problem. Get help.

    Niners you have a problem. Get new owners, coaches, stadium.

    6 wins?

  21. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I’m just hoping Mangini isn’t next.”

    How so NF?

  22. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If you thought the 49ers’ secondary was bad before, wait until it doesn’t have the pass rush of McDonald, Justin Smith and Aldon Smith. That secondary is going to look like Swiss cheese this year. So now, rushing the qb is going to be left up to Lynch, Brooks, Tank, Dial and Dorsey. That’s your starting pass rushing lineup. Last year, all those guys except Brooks and Dorsey were backups. Now they’re all starters. It’s going to have a huge impact on Bethea, Reid, Brock and Dontae Johnson. Before you know it, people will be questioning whether or not Bethea was really a legit Pro Bowl selection last year because in 2015 he’s going to get beat like a drum.

    There’s also the chicken or the egg argument with Aldon. Did Aldon fail the 49ers, or did the 49ers fail Aldon? If you’re honest with yourself, without an agenda, you point the finger at both parties. Aldon has a disease and he needs to hold himself accountable. But the 49ers not only drafted Aldon knowing he was a risk – they also were by his side the first time he slammed his car into a tree. The 49ers knew Aldon had a disease. In for a penny or in for a pound? If you know early on your player has a disease, you have to both understand the disease and understand the player. And I’m not saying that no matter what the 49ers should have stuck with Aldon. But I am saying issuing statements about Aldon like Baalke did when Aldon was arrested in the airport that, “The 49ers were aware and disappointed” shows that Baalke and the 49ers don’t understand how to deal with an alcoholic.

    Regardless if it’s Aldon’s fault, the 49ers’ fault, or a little of both, if Jed York owned my contract, I’d drink too… a lot. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Aldon Smith go to another team that understands how to deal with alcoholics and helps both rehab Aldon’s life and his football career. But that would take an organization far more talented and skilled than this horrid, god-awful Jed York run organization.

    And seriously…. can anyone think of any sports team in American history that’s been so dismantled so quickly? This team has gone from Super Bowl contender to the NFL basement in 19 months. What owner and what GM lets that happen? You have to be running a clown show to let that happen on your watch. And people say it was Harbaugh’s time to go? The wrong dude left the building. It was Jed York’s time to go. The dude has already overstayed his welcome.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For me Aldon has been given more than enough extra chances.
    He needs tough love and they should send him to a rustic camp like setting an not a luxury Malibu rehab facility.

    If they don’t throw the book at him he’ll think he got away again and it serves to enable him.

    With 2 DUIs on record why in the hell does he still have a drivers license?

  24. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What bums me out is just when it was fun ‘playing York hater’ and trying to contend for Bullits crown the Niners run into another ditch. Spoil sports. How much fun is mocking the train wreck when it keeps happening? Thanks Aldon, thanks a lot.

    Not sure how much the Niner org could have done to prevent the latest AS implosion. More slack didn’t work. Maybe assign a driver and require him to stay away from the wheel? Dude is a severe alcoholic given to poor decisions. Too late now. Agree Niner leadership is weak as hell. How that plays out here I dunno.

    Balkey must be quite upset and who can blame him? But at least Aldon won’t be playing for another team this year if DUI charges stick. Speaking as a fan. As a human being you have to stand back and let the chips fall as they may ala Ray Mac.

  25. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve lived with and through plenty of “disease” from the juice of the barley. No one or team or all the money in the world is gonna change shit until the guy with the problem, if he even thinks it is one, is ready to be helped.

    Helpless victim of disease or not there’s no place on the team these days for a guy who gets drunk, drives and/or hurts people and shoots off his firearms in a reckless show of ‘look at untouchable me, I play foosball’. It’s not on the team to be his momma or fix him. He’s a man, it’s on him. This new-age attitude of placing blame and responsibility on everyone but the guy who deserves it is the biggest problem I see here. The last thing a guy like Aldon needs is another excuse or entitlement.

    Phil, I only meant that with the ground under his feet turning to quicksand I hope Mangini isn’t the next Niner caught hanging off a balcony mooning passersby and sounding last call with semi-automatic weapons.

  26. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I kind of agree with you and I kind of don’t. I certainly agree he shouldn’t have a driver’s license. But regarding the tough love and the rustic camp setting, that’s old school and not affective. Aldon needs to both look at his life like he has a disease, while also getting support from people who view his life that way – giving him love and support without making him out to be the bad guy or a criminal. If you make him out to be the bad guy, he’ll only get worse. There’s a difference between support and enabling. And more importantly, it’s been shown tough love doesn’t work. Look at it this way – and it’s really a fair analogy if you understand alcoholism – would you give tough love to a cancer patient?

  27. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Like Bullit above, I agree with part of what you wrote and disagree with another part. I agree that Aldon has to want to get help for himself. However, what’s missing with that statement is this new idea around addicts of “connection.” If you put Aldon with the right group of people – people who inspire Aldon while also treating Aldon the right way, like he has a disease – Aldon will then want to get help for himself. But it’s the connection that steers him to sobriety and not necessarily hitting rock bottom like it was thought before.

    I also disagree that there’s not room on the team for a guy like Aldon. I think when Aldon was “connected” with guys like Harbaugh, Fangio, Tomsula and Justin Smith, Aldon was starting to walk the line in 2015. There was hope for Aldon and he was doing better, especially in 2015. But a lot of that correct support and connectivity with people who inspired Aldon are now gone. Is it any wonder that two weeks into camp, without the connection, Aldon is gone?

    It’s proven, and it’s a recent school of thought, that the best way to deal with the disease of addiction is for connectivity with the right kind of people. And I do believe at one point in time the 49ers were the right organization to help rehab Aldon. But not anymore. Not with this group of jokers. Tomsula as head coach? Please. Maybe as D line coach. Definitely as D line coach. But Tomsula isn’t sophisticated enough as HC to deal with personal issues while also creating strong offensive and defensive schemes.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Aldon is a thug with a bank account. Thousands of guys like him that need help. What sets him apart is he can sack a QB and does it very efficiently.
    Aldon hasn’t realized the big money yet as he was on the brink and screwed the pooch.
    Now that the Niners have released him he needs to count his pennies or his legal fees wll drain his bank account.
    If he doesn’t get it together soon he’ll be just another guy.
    His friends will disappear when the money runs out. So will the ladies. Maybe then he’ll wake up.

  29. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit…. that’s an old, tired perspective.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Your new age crap isn’t reasonating with Aldon.
    Clearly he’s in denial.
    He says he wasn’t DUI. Thinking PUI (parking under influence) because it occurred in a parking lot.

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:


    That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection. Overruled.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Google hot 97 nessa

  33. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “would you give tough love to a cancer patient?”

    If the “cancer patient” runs down my 20 year old sister crossing the street with her grandma and eighteen month baby whilst driving drunk on a license suspended after six DUI’s, yeah, if tough love involves nailing his balls to the street and setting his ass on fire.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The forgotten man, Corey Lemonier now has a huge opportunity to step up as he battles Eli Harold on the depth chart.

  35. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit and NoFear,
    Society advances when we stop looking at something the “old fashioned” way and start trying different ways to create better solutions. I know both of you guys will reject that because you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. But the definition of insanity is …. blah, blah, blah. And you’re both guilty. You’ve both said it… “This is what needs to happen…” But you don’t know.

    The fact of the matter is that AA only has about a 40% successful conversion rate from addiction to cure. 40%. That’s not very good. But, and this will make you both cringe (bringing me further enjoyment) like the ground-swell of support and a change in cultural attitudes we’ve seen recently for gay rights, we will see our society start to look at addiction in a different light over the next 25 years. We won’t be championing these people. But there will be a new age of enlightenment when treating addicts that will have a movement behind it in the next few decades – somewhat like the gay rights movement, but more subtle.

    We treat addicts entirely wrong, and no offense, but both of you are a part of the problem. Addiction is not about tough love. Addiction is not about penalizing or criminalizing or alienating like you both have offered. You think Aldon Smith needs to get help? Do you think, as a whole, society would be better off if Aldon Smith got successful treatment for his disease or if you both looked at how to treat addiction differently? If we could somehow alleviate the cops and the judges and social workers and the parents and so many other people in a position to judge who say “This is a moral failing inside of Aldon Smith and we must take a hard line with Aldon to eradicate the danger of addiction from our society,” and instead replaced them with actual educated people who knew how to handle and deal with addiction properly, our society would advance itself a lot further in the near future because addiction is a change that brings children into it. Families don’t break the chain of addiction without other people (connection) who know how to deal with addiction. However, people like NoFear and Bullit, who I understand, like and respect, certainly aren’t those people to lend a helping hand. They throw around stuff like, “I knew a drunk once….” Or they might have even had a drunk parent. But nobody, and I mean nobody from that Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” understands addiction. They think they do, but they don’t… It’s like asking an old person if they want to play Grand Theft Auto or store something on a cloud. You guys can advise the 49ers and the NFL about how to handle Aldon Smith, but to me, your old school approach would only insure Aldon got worse, not better. This is not a moral failing inside of Aldon Smith. This is a disease.

  36. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Addiction is a “chain” not change….

  37. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood, don’t think everything is new just because you’re discovering it for the first time.

    You remind me of all these liberal hollyweird women who find themselves with a new baby and pronounce themselves experts on child rearing and assume everyone else ignorant.

  38. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’m in favor of whatever works in treating addictions and other problems.

    One approach is the so-called ‘medical model’ where addiction is considered a disease that authoritative medical people treat, ie, a doctor. This works for some and should be considered/used by a man like Aldon. Doctor might prescribe Buspar to cause nausea when drinking. Might cause some to avoid alcohol. Drawback is no social support in this approach and no intropective looking at what might be causing the craving for the substance.

    AA, the original 12 Step group, was started by an Md. and uses medical terminology (disease) but actually is a social support group based on spiritual principles, Higher Power, and ‘moral growth’ to overcome negative behavior, abusing alcohol, isolation, etc. Oddly most AA groups also avoid dealing with feelings which IMO limits their effectiveness. Other 12 Step groups deal with abusive childhood experiences, relationship problems and other addictions. Surely Aldon would benefit from much more social support and resorting to something other than alcohol as a more effective ‘power’ for what ails him.

    Middle ground might be ‘Reality Therapy’ which states the individual is the cause of his situation/problems which are the logical consequences of his choices, decisions and actions. Therefore to progress the person must own his behavior and the results or face the fact, the reality, he does not want to change.

    There are many more approaches but as I said I’m in favor of what works for any given person. Why limit your options? But if a person does not want to change honestly and truthfully he or she will not no matter the therapy. Ball’s in their court.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Of all the years for the spotlight to be on the Niners with
    al this turbulence monhts before Super Bowl 50.
    There is no where to hide as the hosts.

  40. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – I’m not just “discovering it for the first time,” but it’s nice of you to assume. It makes me laugh you fall back on your standard liberal argument when losing an argument. You have no idea what you’re talking about when you talk about addiction. You and Bullit’s uneducated judgements do more harm than good. Here it’s a blog and not a big deal. Out in the real world, you and Bullit can actually hurt people and addicts with your ignorance. But by all means, carry on thinking you know what you’re talking about.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Waiting for York to try and blame this on Harbaugh.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As or Aldon, it would be a understatement to say whatever program or therapy was prescribed has been for the most part a failure as he is repeating mistakes.

    Aldon was going to get a Justin Hunter type contract at 16.8 mil
    a year if he could make it through the season clean. This year was going to be the big payoff. He lacked the discipline, intestinal fortitude and maturity to achieve it.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Sometimes you reveal your mental deficiencies, something an old fashioned jacket with extra longsleeves and a rubber room would be prescribed to you by Dr Sigmund Bullit. I’ll spare you the cattle prod if you’ll behave.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a thought. Baalke should have mandated that Aldon have the device that you blow into to analyze your blood alcohol level
    before it’ll turn our ignition on. $500 to avert what happened Thurs night. Car won’t start, you call a cab or Uber.

  45. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- I like your thoughts but the reality of it is some people are so hard-headed that a little time in the pen actually gives them time to think and does them some good. If they are strong enough. Some people shouldn’t be allowed on the streets, they are dangerous to society.

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hold on to your hats, guys. “49ers have signed OLB Shawn Lemon, 26, who has played in CFL, Arena League.”

  47. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – You “old guys” can make the case that falling from a two story building and breaking your back is good for character- and that there’s a silver lining to everything. That doesn’t mean it’s recommended.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The high temperatures and too many tokes at your new age sweat lodge is starting to impair you.
    Aldon is living proof that the therapy isn’t working.

  49. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another lemon for Mangini? Too bad we broke Skuta’s heart.

  50. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “We host Super Bowls” and that’s about it.

    Nothing wrong with logical, legal, social consequences for addictive behavior if it puts others at risk. Leaving the scene was his big mistake if not hoisting one to begin with. Poor pattern of decision making reached Niner limit. Growing up is hard to do and good luck to his next team.

    Mangini thought this would be cake after York dumped that trouble maker Jimi? We’ll soon see what kind of leader Mangini is with this situation/players.

  51. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Waiting for York to try and blame this on Harbaugh.”

    He would if he could but that hand has been played. Long past the expiration date and no ones buying if they ever were. York did create the leaderless team and FO but Aldon is the man to blame for this brilliant move. He is choosing not to change his evil ways and here we have the result. Nowadays we expect this in Ninerland.

    The surprise will come for some when we are playing regular season games.

  52. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kawakami wants to point the finger at York and mainly Balkey for the AS debacle. But in this case I blame Aldon Smith for not taking adequate care of himself resulting in serious consequences to his career. Not to mention to his team and GM

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A pickup of an FA RT is now possible with Aldon gone. Not just his regular salary but they also saved cap space for his extension which most likely would have happened this year.

    So spend on an injury prone Gosder Cherilus or Jake Long can be afforded and can be platooned with Pears to justify them coming on roster.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Did Aldon drive while drunk and at the end of his trip collide or was he just moving within the parking lot. Either was stupid and selfish. All the support from players and FO just pissed away.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ask and ye shall receive. The film doesn’t lie.

    AJ Speier put a lot of effort in creating these videos showing every single pass Kap threw game by game in the coaches film format for our enjoyment.

    Week 1 – Cowboys

    Week 2 – Bears

    Week 3 – Cards

    Week 4 – Eagles

    Week 5 – Chiefs

    Week 6 – Rams

    Week 7 – Broncos

    Week 8 – Rams

    Week 9 – Saints

    Week 10 – Giants

    Week – 11 Redskins

    Week 12 – Seahawks

    Week 13 – Raiders

    Week 14 – Seahawks

    Week 15 – Chargers

    Week 16 – Cards

    All credit belongs to A.J. Speier for youtube videos.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you read Kawakami’s article you’ll see that Aldon was a wild card and out of control. The headlines he’s made have been when he’s been caught.
    If you list all Aldon’s transgressions you would think he’s nuts.
    In 3 plus years he’s been caught DUI 3 times, caught with assault weapons and actually fired them over a crowd to disperse them, been drunk at the airport and joked about having a bomb and has been stabbed at his own party. These are the incidents that have been publicly reported. Imagine those that have been kept quiet.
    I do not believe Aldon is the victim here and I actually think the NFL has not really punished him to the degree that would actually help him. With all these suspensions he still got paid
    which enabled him. Cut off his money stream and reality sets in.

  57. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Frank Gifford! You helped make MNF a national pastime, and the NFL the behemoth it is today.

    Great vids! Now I want to see all 464 of Alex’s passes last year, including the one where he threw to a WR for a touchdown.
    Oh wait, you say? (Alex 2014 ESPN rating 49, Kap 55).

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Why are you the only guy talking about Alex Smith?
    He’s been gone for over 2 years going into 3. Move on.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There was a time when the networks like CBS showed 2 games a week. No guarantee that the Niners would be on TV on a weekly basis.
    RIP Frank Gifford who started with CBS.
    You had Ray Scott, Lindsay Nelson, Jack Whittaker doing play by play. Gifford, Tom Brookshier and Irv Cross doing analysis.

    That’s why radio broadcasts with Lon Simmons were a Niner fan’s staple.

  60. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe because you were the head cheerleader “apologist” and “denier” who backed him for years, flaming others including me who didn’t agree? Repeatedly, mind you, hundreds of times with childish vitriolic insults along the way? Yet his results over the course of all those years were light years behind what Kap has achieved so far in his young career, or perhaps you would like some stats for that? Massive hypocrisy much?

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners lost three future HOFers, along with so many others that I’m having trouble remembering (Pro Bowl punter, starting LG, starting RT, cornerbacks) and yet you’re obsessed with Kap as if he is the problem.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Thanks for posting those.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I did join this blog until May 2011.
    Not sure who you were sparring with before.
    You might be mistaken and even if then it takes 2 to tango.

  64. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Those video’s didn’t show all the 2 & 3 yard gains from running up the middle. Defenses were salivating just to get the chance to slam Kappy. But, it’s a new year and hopefully the outcome will be better.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is the QB of this team and not just another guy.
    Having an average to below average year means your team is mediocre.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner’s first 2 opponents are playing in the HOF game tonight.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Vikes’ Stefon Diggs just returned a punt 62 yards.
    I think we both identified him as a good mid round pick at WR.
    Naturally Baalke didn’t take him as only one WR was drafted.
    He is supposed to be the star so far of Vikes training camp.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    33 yard Extra Points are going to take some time to get used to.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Vikes first 3 picks were D, CB Trae Waynes, ILB Eric Kendricks, and DE Danielle Hunter. HC Don Zimmer is D minded and Bengals D is on his resume.

    Homer blog has this a must win. Norv Turner is OC and have Mike Wallace WR1 and Rudolph TE and AP as weapons.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Cam Inman about today’s practice

    “Marcus Martin continued his growing pains at right guard, and he also sent a wayward shotgun snap that Kaepernick bobbled and Ahmad Brooks collected in mid-air. After practice, general manager Trent Baalke appeared to be instructing Martin on blocking technqiue.”

    Baalke doing double duty by offering some tips on technique?

  71. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck is really going open loop over there. The all-22 and bleacher report sent him into a tizzy. Upcoming season may take a serious toll on his mental health.

  72. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good job Bullit on pulling the vids together. Thanks.

  73. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I do not believe Aldon is the victim here and I actually think the NFL has not really punished him to the degree that would actually help him. With all these suspensions he still got paid
    which enabled him. Cut off his money stream and reality sets in.”

    Aldon is the victim of his own poor decisions not of any failing in the NFL or Niners. Agree. But his 9 game suspension last year was unpaid I believe. Not that it made any difference.

  74. phil fanNo Gravatar says:


    “The all-22 and bleacher report sent him into a tizzy.”

    What was it on all-22 and Bleacher Report that did him in?

  75. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Peyton Manning drafted into a bottom team, probably lacking in talent. He has dealt with poor oline and overcame, just like dealing with an IR’D Ryan Clady on the blind side. Gets the ball out in 2.5 seconds. CK in 3.72 last season.

    Talk to Luck and Rodgers about waiting on deep patterns. QB and OC must deal with changing conditions. Adapt or die. OC and a vet QB is not an echo chamber. Feedback loop in a working combo. Open loop when either or both aren’t up to it.

    Whose fault for a little used short passing game.

  76. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    All-22 Seattle game that bullit provided has open receivers in a game that their DC did little blitzing. CK had ample time and missed them and held onto ball for sacks.

    Bleacher report detailed only 5 of 52 sacks on a beat oline quick after the snap.

    One conclusion could be CK DOES not know where the WR’s and TE’s have their open windows given the coverage. Maybe receivers and CK not in sync on adjustments and hot reads.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think the bad habit that Kap has that inhibits him is when he feels pressure he stops looking for his receivers and instead looks at the pass rush and for running lanes. He becomes one dimensional and forgets about being a passer. If you count 3 Mississippis the ball should be out and the oline has done it’s job as 2.8 seconds is the NFL average.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles continues to show how little he knows about football and his ignorance.

  79. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    It was mentioned that Phil Simms commented that Roman designed a simple passing attack. If DC’s recognize this they know what to key off of and stymie the QB options. The primary and secondary receivers could be smothered to force CK to go farther in the progressions.

    He gets ruffled with pass rush on himy and reverts to his bad instincts of locking on his receivers, etc. Gore was used much less by Roman as a safety valve. Subpar OC and subpar mental preparation/execution by CK. DC’s know how to defense CK. They know his weaknesses and tendencies and he cannot overcome.

    When is he going to prove to the football insiders that he is not stupid.

  80. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why can he not handle a no huddle offense at the end of halfs and games. Why are all these flaws not corrected by now.

  81. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If you have a command of the offense and can read D you know what to do to defeat pressure. This is not rocket science. This needs to be drilled into him by the OC and QB coach.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More drama
    Anthony Davis says he MIGHT be willing to come back in 2016.
    The question is how reliable and dedicated will he be?
    What’s to prevent him from pulling the same crap when he feels things aren’t going his way? These are the things Baalke has to sort out

  83. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    God, the 49ers are going to suck in 2015. I can’t wait. I remember writing last year how this current state of affairs could all be a very real possibility this year…. the suckitude…. if Jed chose poorly. And guess what? Jed chose poorly. Life is about decisions and choices and when the guy at the top is a bad decision maker you’re faced with two options – following along begrudgingly or move on. Actually, there is a third option. You can also continue to follow the team and pretend like nothing bad happened, but then you’d want to blog over on Ninersforever…. not that there’s anything wrong with that. Denial… it ain’t just a river in Puerto Rico.

  84. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    And you are proclaimed a dumb shit if you come to a decision on the merits of the team before 4 games have been played. Even after Aldon left the braintrust says 10 wins still doable.

  85. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Funny to me that folks can watch the games and still say Roman/Harbaugh gave Kaepernick no outlets to go to. Someone want to watch those clips and count how many times the RB is the dump off? Although those particular clips are too edited and the commentary just silly. Half the plays I watched aren’t the all-22, they’re the TV, follow-the-ball view.

  86. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The Curious Case of Aldon Smith article by Chuck and the post Aug 9 at 3.27pm. Seems bullit knows what buttons to press to incite Chuck.

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I have to admit it will be high comedy watching the barnyard boys try to dig their way back to reality as the season progresses.

  88. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I would be inclined to let AD back in 2016. IMO the first 3 draft 2016 priorities are WR1, Jimmy graham like TE, and Willis type ILB. If Blaine Gabbert does not improve sufficiently then QB2 is the 4th priority.

    Too much h needs fixing so AD is welcomed back. If TB poor expertise for those three O picks then hire a VD of O operations or fire TB.

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If our OC/QB were better then maybe Vance Mac would be the big pass TE. Seems like we are sticking with CK. So he needs weapons that create physical mismatches.

    Elite WR1 with size and speed mismatch to get seperation. TE with height and hands to get size seperation. If TB cannot competently address these then fix it before the draft. No more reliance on possession receivers. Got them with Smelter and whatever.

  90. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will someone please go over to the Homer blog and slap some sense into Chuck.

    We have made an honest appraisal of the roster and OC competence. IOL is fully staffed with a lot of unproven talent for LG, C, and RG. Forget Evan Mathis and a 2 yr cap hit. Lots of snaps for Martin and Thomas, optimistically as starters.

    A quality FA is needed at RT and let him battle it out with Pears. One or both will depart with AD back in 2016.

    CK needs to master his craft this year. CK will eventually get it. May need another offseason with EXOS. This blog accepts reality and the right side of the line may not gel even at season end. Can the guards handle ZBS? Not like Mathis but Foerster needs to teach and develop what we have.

    FO will not overpay for guards or CB. We need to pay O skill players well. Budget is for OT, WRx, TEx, and QBx. Do not overpay for RB, OG, and C.

    Long term development comes at a cost. Wins this year is the price of that cost. CK needs to get rid of the ball quicker to preserve his health. Torrey opens up the field for TE and Boldin.

  91. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers- It’s going to be an exercise in denial, justification and rationalization. It’s gonna be a ton of excuses and reasons for why “I just didn’t see that one comin’.” Their arguments are gonna be stretchers, too.

    “Carlos Hyde got hurt. Sheat… if Hyde didn’t get hurt we’d be 12-4 and probably Super Bowl contenders. First time in NFL history a second year running back’s injury made a team go from 12-4 to 4-12. What a pity. I’m sure Skeeber’s blog is celebrating and taking credit for calling 4-12, but nobody could have foreseen how detrimental Hyde’s injury would be to the team.”

    Just be ready for a ton of vomit on Ninersforever. Actually, “a ton” isn’t nearly enough….

  92. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like everyone sees it, but a few who wish to remain willfully ignorant. Fact of the matter is when the failure is systemic the blame belongs to leadership.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles thinks that 2 years ago Kap didn’t need any off season work. He claims he was ranked 7th and 10th so there was no need to work on anything because he was perfect in Chuckle’s eyes.

    A player that stops working to improve weaknesses is a lazy player. Kap and the 49ers would be in a much better place if Kap had worked on a few things in each offseason. No matter who you are there is always room for improvement.

  94. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    What’s funny is that Chuck, Berger and Rob are all so optimistic and irrational, but if you ask them to put their money where their mouth is they instantaneously get rational and won’t bet.

    And it’s so obvious to me that there really only are five bloggers on Chuck’s site- five “legitimate” bloggers. It’s Chuck, Berger, Rob, Winder and NJ. The other characters are all Chuck. Nipper is clearly Chuck – commenting only on what’s written here. It’s sad. Chuck’s been banned so he designates Nipper as the response to this blog so Chuck doesn’t have to.

    In addition, Lurker John and 12th Man are also Chuck. And that’s why if you disagree with Chuck on Chuck’s blog, you get ambushed by all of them. It’s also why all of them won’t blog on Skeeber’s blog – because Skeebers could see it on the registry and Chuck’s game would be up. What Chuck is doing is sad. It’s a guy at home on disability, trying to create more revenue for himself by orchestrating literally four or five different user names at once to create blog hits, hoping advertising dollars will supplement disability checks. Eventually, you guys will all see what I’m talking about. I think Grump already sees it. I know I do. NoFear doesn’t yet see the level of mental illness Chuck displays, daily. It’s sad.

  95. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think you’re wrong about Nipper. Nipper is Chuck’s wife.

  96. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    And you can’t tell sycophants from imposters.

    Nipper is not Chuck nor is 12th man or Lurker John. I’ve seen Chuck write under a different name and his writing is the same in every instance. The others you list are nothing alike. That’s the most glaring error in your logic, among many.

  97. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear….. you just don’t get it. It’s okay. Don’t worry, buddy.

  98. robNo Gravatar says:

    Well as a denizen of that evil blog all I have to say is this. Now that the off season is over. , thank god we can get on with it

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Adam Schefter
    The 2016 NFL Draft, from April 28-30, in Chicago,

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Geep Chryst and Eric Mangini combined have 8 years of experience being NFL coordinators or head coaches

    vs our first opponent Minnesota

    Mike Zimmer, Norv Turner and George Edwards combined have 43 years of experience being NFL coordinators or head coaches.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I left Tomsula out because he has one game of experience as a HC or coordinator

  102. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I usually don’t copy and paste anything but music video’s but i thought this was interesting. I alao forgot to tiny url it.

  103. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Something is wrong with the universe if we are beating the G-damned Raiders for arrests.

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m guessing NJ will find this quite humorous: “Jets have cut LB IK Enemkpali, the player who sucker-punched QB Geno Smith, broke his jaw in two places and sidelined him 6-10 weeks.”

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jest manage to snatch the spotlight from the Niners who had taken the attention off Tom Brady.
    Sucker punching your starting QB and laying him out in the locker room means you never play in the NFL EVER.

  106. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers CB Dontae Johnson said last year’s defense was “just playing” and this year’s is “more thinking.”

    One word: torched.

  107. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The winning comment on the Jets:

    Apparently Geno threw the first punch but it was intercepted.

  108. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I wondered what Romanowski would be getting into next. Personal trainer?

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    At today’s presser Tomsula says the starters will play most of the first quarter against the Texans.

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Report on Tues practice QB performance per Niners Digest

    “Unofficially, Kaepernick completed 10 of 19 throws. There were some poor throws, including a miss to a wide-open Vance McDonald in the left flat, and an overthrow of Garrett Celek deep down the middle of the field behind the defense. Kaepernick’s best play came when he avoided a sack, scrambled to his right and found Reggie Bush along the sideline.

    Blaine Gabbert had one of his best showings of camp, unofficially completing 14 of his 16 throws, as charted by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Branch. Gabbert made throws from the pocket and on the move, including a throw to Vernon Davis on an out-route to the left, and another to DeAndrew White along the right sideline.

    –White had the highlight of the day for the offense, tipping a 50-yard throw from reserve quarterback Dylan Thompson with one hand back to himself in the end zone for the score.”

  111. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:


    My subscription to NFL Game Rewind, now Game Pass, has been activated for the new year. However information for other subscription options is nowhere I can find.

    I’d suggest you go to this page:
    and try the online chat (from noon to midnight Eastern) or contact them via the support email link or phone listed on that page. Pre-season games included this year so not much time to waste if you’re interested in seeing some of those.

  112. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Rob how you doing over there in FLA?

    Yeah let’s get this jalopy on the road already.

    Cheerio man

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My thoughts on Tomsula welcoming Anthony Davis with open arms
    and what Davis should do if he’s still part of the team.

    I think if Anthony Davis wants to return he should work out and train at the 49er facility as if he was hurt just to keep in shape and as part of the team should be on the sideline of every game to support and root his team mates on.
    Anthony Davis has to show me he wants to play this game again to win and not just to supplement his income because he left a big fat contract and now needs the money.
    In the back of my mind the thought is there is nothing preventing him from retiring again and I wouldn’t be against trading him to a mediocre team for a high second round pick which I would use to draft his replacement who I know I can depend on for at least 5-10 years.
    Baalke stuck his neck out and overpaid Davis with a rich contract which IMO Davis has not performed to.

    Question is, can I find a trade partner?

  114. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedule
09/12 - 10:00 AM @ DET
09/19 · 10:00 AM @ PHI
09/26 · 5:20 PM v GB
10/03 · 1:05 PM v SEA
10/10 · 1:25 PM @ AZ
10/17 BYE
10/24 · 5:20 PM v IND
10/31 · 10:00 AM @ CHI
11/07 · 1:25 PM v AZ
11/15 · 5:15 PM v LAR
11/21 · 10:00 AM @ JAX
11/28 · 1:25 PM v MIN
12/05 · 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 · 10:00 AM @ CIN
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
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

Grumpy: DNP