The Nobody Era

It’s unclear at the moment who’s going to be the 49ers’ OC this coming year. Or the DC. Or even who’s responsible for choosing these two fellows. As for who would LIKE to fill these positions, the answer seems clear: Noooooooooooobody.

And so we transition from the fabulously successful Jim Harbaugh Era into the probably shitty Nobody Era. What’s not to like?

The nobody HC Jim Tomsula does not seem to have anyone knocking down his door to get on board. The only position filled so far is the Special Teams coach, a crony of Tomsula from the old NFL Europe league. His name is Thomas McGaughey and he has one year of NFL experience under his belt. And Jason Tarver, the ex-DC of the terrific Raiders’ defense, who will be a Senior Defensive Assistant(?) and LB coach.

The 49ers fired Eric Mangini last week, but this week they want to interview him for the DC position. Amazingly clever plan the Tomsula/Trent Baalke brain trust is implementing.

It’s not certain whether every Tom, Dick, and Harry in the NFL has yet to turn down the 49ers’ job offers, but it must be getting close. It might be time to haul out the big guns and have Jed York sit in on an interview, contributing his famous lobotomy smile and assurances that the Niners are a really hunky-dory operation.

The one thing we know for sure at this point is that one of our leaders will eventually hire someone and express how thrilled they are to have landed such a talented and bright … nobody. Or maybe it will be a guy who used to be a somebody but has now fallen on hard nobody times. Our leaders will be thrilled, though, you can count on that.

49er fans will also be quite happy. Some, anyway. A few. One or two. But definitely not Nooooooooooobody.


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  1. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Some cheese with your whine?

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Former Raiders HC Tony Sparano is being hired as 49ers’ TE coach.”

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So, the Raiders are taking our guys and we’re taking theirs. That should work.

  4. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thing is, Sparano is taking a demotion in a big way. Nothing wrong with this move.

  5. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But piss on it as you will.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Chuck. But out of respect for you, I’ll just confine myself to some quiet snickering.

  7. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tony Sparano or Tony Soprano? The way games have been decided lately the latter might make more sense.

    Sparano’s been fired more times than he’s been hired! I’m sure he’ll be a great HC next year, too.

    I piss on it, too. How does any of what’s transpired here compare to what the owner’s son just blew up?

    And why exactly are fans expected to cheer it?

  8. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Because Buffalo had a better record than us last year. Because Harbaugh wanted out. Because Jed is a bitch.

    Whatever the reason, get over it. As young sir Alex found out, there’s no going back.

  9. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Do you know how idiotic “get over it” sounds coming from a guy who bitches about everything after every game?

    Harbaugh wanted out after the owner’s son and the GM let it be known he wouldn’t be back? That’s some convoluted logic there. But I guess you won’t get over that.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    BREAKING: Chuck endorses the future. Because, you know, it’s out there!

  11. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kim Jong whoever takes down the country’s food distribution system because its director failed to bow low enough in his presence. Starving citizens told, “get over it.”

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The press making fools of themselves trying to get Brady to apologize.

    I only wish these guys would have such ferocity when questioning the lies of the administration that actually have a real effect on real people.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Eric Mangini, who spent last season as SF’s TE coach, expected to be hired as 49ers’ DC.”

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Baalke is surrounding Tomsula with Parcells’ failed HC proteges.

  15. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention questioning the previous administration’s lies about yellow cake and the 5500+ lives lost in a misbegotten war because of it.

    Skeebs still has head in sand!!! Film at 11!!

    Face it, you hope they will fail and you will be unhappy with anyone they hire.

    Your last 8 threads are identical.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    They’ve already failed, Chuck. You don’t win SBs with hodge-podge, second rate coaches thrown together like body parts in a plane crash. But you’ll catch up, sooner or later, and be bitching like your normal self again.

  17. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ah brand new sunshiny day, got that cup of coffee this morning (9:30 AM here Friday) and I’m stoked for a new day of life on planet earth. What’s shakin’? Ah, the Niners…..uhhh the Niners. Damn I knew something was wrong.

    Not to belabor the point today I’ll go with: Hire Jeff Garcia as QB coach to mentor Kap and get his skills and confidence up there. Please. Good suggestion RT that’s what we should do so you think it will happen? With the money we have invested in Kap it would seem to be an easy ‘Yes’ but I’m an optimist on the Titanic. Instead of a pure pocket passer like Warner how about the mobile QB for a mentor? Yeah I know = it makes too much sense going with the local boy Walsh picked for Niners to help develop Kap.

  18. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I guess Tommy boy is waiting for Chud to be available to make an offer for OC. Indianapolis will no doubt be bidding in there too but why Chudzinski would move laterally to our OC, give up Luck and take on Kap and our FO is beyond my powers of perception. Unless Yorks throw a shit load of money at him, but wait it’s the Yorks…

  19. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, if it’s a good idea it won’t happen. Do you think we should paint the deck chairs blue?

  20. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    BTW Jimi’s record including the 5 playoff wins is 49-22-1 not 44-and whatever. Please do not overlook the 5 playoff wins in calculating his winning record even if Brilliant Balkey did while introducing Tommy.

    So J Jones gives his HC a million dollar raise for one stinking playoff win after years of mediocrity and we in our FO/Yorks wisdom fire our guy after declining any reward after the first SB appearance in 20 years. Yep we’re in good hands.

    I almost pity Chuck coming on here grumbling about Skeebs and the rest of us knocking Niner “leadership” while he’s having second thoughts about hiring Tommy boy, Mangini, Soprano, and Joan in accounting. Believe he’s into third or even fourth thoughts about these moves but can’t admit it yet. Sad.

    I love the Niners players, some anyway, used to love the coaches, now not much, and scoff at the captains running this ship aground. Looking forward to being proven wrong on the field of play. Meanwhile we have this whatever it is:

    A) A Super Bowl winning team in the making

    B) Body parts assembled from the wreck of Airship Santa Clara

    C) Second incarnation of the crew who piloted the Titanic AKA The Iceberg Boys

    D) A new vision of successful team run by cheap owners and cheaper coaches

    E) Parcels 2 = a team with no O, no coaches and maybe a D.

    F) We’ll see won’t we?

  21. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Cry me a river RT and bring on the blue deck chairs, yep

  22. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How many did we win with Jimbo, Skeebs?

  23. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess Tommy boy gets 4 years to see what he can do. If he doesn’t quite get there, then he had the same shot.

  24. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How many rings, Phil? St Jim inherited a team full of talent that he ultimately didn’t get the job done with.

    Based on last year, it looked like he was trending down.

  25. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For what it’s worth here in sad-faced-clowny-land, the next few years are riding on the OC they hire.

    Mangina became the DC like I thought he would. I just didn’t see the entire rest of the staff gone.

    Oh well.

  26. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jesus H Chryst for OC. Yes that would fit the pattern of inhouse hires. But if Chud signs here which I doubt I’ll hope for the best while not expecting much. Like I said = Let’s see what our record is next year, playoffs, win Div, SB? Or 7-9?

    Then the pro-FO faction can drag out their dead horses or we who have our doubts will do the same. This has been going on for awhile so only future performance will decide it.

    Sure win a SB in 4 years I’ll believe it when I see it and not until

  27. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t Chryst go to the bears? Forget him. He can pick up where Trestman left off.

  28. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Pro-FO? Whatever skippy. More like pro-reality. At Jim didn’t quite get it done. He left for the Big House. The whining about it is deafening here.

    NoFear wants Alex back. That’s how delusional things have become. I suppose NoFear will vanish if these guys start winning, just like he did during the 2011 season.

  29. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Gase took the OC job with Fox in Chicago Chuck

  30. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Sporano makes more sense at TE Coach than Mangini did.
    We got a Defensive guy doing DC job now.
    See where it goes.
    We saw very little from TEs anyway.

  31. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The Niner reality will be determined on the field during Tommy boy’s reign- or whoever succeeds him = until the Niners win some SBs per York criteria. So we can blow hard all day long for fun but means nothing. Except the joy of being right and proving the pro FO faction dead wrong. Now that is fun

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NJ Mangini may be okay as DC and ditto for Soprano pulling the trigger, I mean coaching, the TEs.

    We’ll see on the field. For me (not York, he wants SB wins plural) any kind of making the playoffs first year would be acceptable. Kap developing and using his natural talents effectively while adding better decision making, touch. Failing that what’s the point?

    Less cost, better vibes mean nothing if Niners suck.

  33. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Really? The guy who was fired and admittedly did shit for the group he coached gets re-hired the next week and promoted to the other side of the ball as the coordinator and we wonder if and hope that he does okay? WTF?

    Chuck’s all ready to cheer a four win season ’cause anybody can do as well as Harbaugh and not get the trophy. What a freakin’ genius. And you better be with him or he’s gonna cry and whine all over your blog that somebody disagrees with his stupidity.

    I seriously can’t believe anyone is taking this shit as a serious effort to field a winning team. This is what an organization and team looks like when it’s run by know-nothing ego. Or Denise trying to look like she gives a shit.

  34. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes agree NF it’s a cobbled together collection of second rate coaches who need a paycheck. But in happyland the celebration must go on or else doubts may creep in that maybe the FO/York cabal are losers. And by extension themselves regarding their judgment of human nature never mind football acumen. Should this prove true next year, horrors. They will all have to pull a switcheroo and admit that the Titanic done sunk.

  35. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Phil our shot at Lombardi came & went with Harbaugh I’m afraid.
    Might be awhile before we sniff success again?
    Our hopes hang on finding an Offen)se that Kaep can thrive in.

  36. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right. Like I said, a lot rides on who they get as the OC. Then again there’s the draft, free agency, and their own shit to take care of.

    The beauty of it, Phil, is crowing about being shitty if it comes to pass is something you’ll be happy about? I know little Skeebers will be dancing in the aisles.

    Have fun.

  37. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, you think close counts. Not in the NFL. 5 yards = 5 miles. You should know that.

    WITH Harbaugh in 2015 I don’t think the Niners go all the way. The players were tuning his rah rah college shit out. He’d have been a lame duck anyway. They had their shot with him and they came up short. The team was fragmenting last year. You really think the team was on an upward trajectory? After all the bullshit? No.

    This is called reality.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What evidence do you have that players were tuning Harbaugh out?
    Again with the BS hyperbole that 5 yards= 5 miles.
    Mistakes by the QB as well as poor execution are the reasons we don’t have another Lombardi.
    Spin, spin, spin.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Finishing the year with 2 players you started with on defense is not the team fragmenting. They’re called unfortunate injuries.
    Now your narrative is that in 2015 it would be impossible to win with Harbaugh.
    Keep telling yourself that we are better off without Harbaugh than with him and look to get laughed off the blog.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Program Note.
    A Football Life: Bill Walsh on NFL Network tonight at 6pm.

  41. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    We’re getting the hard sell again Bullit. It’s tough defending false beliefs. You have to go around trying to quell the mockery like a pack of frightened religious fanatics. That’s a lot of work, going around reading and posting all over the place. Is that fun for you? I guess it is since same folks keep coming on to defend/attack POVs.

    Relax it will be decided on the field. Not here or on any blog.

    Yeah I’m just thrilled with the destruction of the Niners. Glad ya pointed that out.

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I can tell, Phil. You glory in your 12,000 word screeds regarding their death 8 months before the thing you say you wait for. Silly boy.

    Hate to actually post news among the hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing, but the Niners are looking at ex-NYG DC Perry Fewell as their new DBs coach. Piss away, folks. If they hired Jesus, you’d fault him for his lack of defense.

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Laughed off? Right. Like being laughed out of the looney bin.

    It’s nice out here in the real world. Good to see you reveling in the idiots that listen to Damon Bruce. Like i said, there are a ot of ignorant fans, and you guys are the leaders of the pack.

  44. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Phil our shot at Lombardi came & went with Harbaugh I’m afraid”

    That’s what is so troubling NJ = Hendrix is long gone at York’s displeasure. Why?

    Now Tommy boy and Mangini, OC TBD, etc are going to get us to the SB? I hope so but not confident we have a better chance w/ this bunch. Do you?

    Safe answer is let’s see next season on the field.

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The one thing that stands out about the new hires is that nobody else in the league wants them.

  46. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck you sound very defensive about your pro-FO beliefs. Wht is that?

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What evidence, Bullitt? Players openly questioning the schemes they run week to week. Crabs comments about being a 3rd-down-option only. Gore questioning the play calling and the fact he was ignored for large stretches of the season. VD, Staley, on and on.

    Ignore as you must, but those are indications the players aren’t exactly behind the schemes being trotted out there.

  48. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Why is that”. It bears repeating

    “Nobody else wants them”

    LOL. “Why is that?”

    Hard to fathom that anyone can feel confident about this.

    Super Bowl here we come!

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, an RB wants the ball more and a WR wants the ball more. Does that make Jerry Rice, a notorious complainer, part of a locker room cabal? Staley made ONE remark after the shellacking in Denver, which he clarified later. VD did not complain at all. Other than that, please do go “on and on.”

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Because you are delusional. Phil. I think this team, if they get a solid OC, will be in good shape.

    I don’t think the Harbaugh offense was working. Yes, they got close, but as this wound down, it was obvious the players were unhappy, the ownership was unhappy, and Harbaugh was unhappy.

    There was nowhere else to go but this way. Pining for a healthy relationship between Harbaugh and the management is a pipe dream. Many said before Harbaugh coached his first game that he would wear out his welcome, or simply bolt, after 4 years.

    It came to pass. OK? Calling me a pro-FO guy is cute but as usual sets up the and/or argument that Bullit so thrives in. I say to NoFear that Harbaugh didn’t win the Super Bowl (the end game, right?) so naturally he concludes that I’m fine with a 4 win season. I mean, really, he still misses the Suit.

    Typical hyperbole from a guy who ran away when his screeds re Alex Smith were disproven. Who magically appeared after the NFCCG vs the Giants.

  51. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah it’s not like anyone ever bitched about playing time, or about how coaches used them or that players like Staley always admits his poor play. It’s never happened that players got frustrated and angry when they lose.

    Never happened in happyland.

    You are sounding more and more desperate coming on here to grumble and moan trying to score points. WHY IS THAT?

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    What VD did say was replacing Harbaugh would be really hard because he was so damn good. And there was Crabtree walking off the field after the final game, with his arm around Harbaugh, and saying later he was one of the best coaches he ever had. And Gore laid most of the blame right at the feet of Kaepernick. Which was obvious to anybody with two functioning eyeballs and a moderately working brain.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Exactly. The apologist takes comments out of context and applies his own spin.

  54. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Now that I’ve clarified your completely idiot remarks, Chuck, feel free to ignore the truth and come back tomorrow repeating the same bullshit.

  55. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Because the last 8 threads by Skeebs are about how terrible this team will be. You write on and on about how shitty this team will be.

    NoFear openly ridicules everything they do. Funny thing is. if they start winning next year, he’ll disappear.

    My take is that they are fumbling and bumbling around, but that it isn’t as dire as you all make it out to be. It’s talk radio blather. Listen to ay 15 guys, and it’s ”the sky is falling!” All is lost! Jed’s an idiot, on and on. At some point you have to take a breath and just wait to see what they actually do. ie I said, Skeebs is deriding every coach they hire. Mangina was a ridiculous retread hire, but when they got him 2 years ago, Bullit was doing cartwheels. So Harbaugh hiring him was brilliant. Now? Not so much.

  56. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Why Chuck? Why can’t you control yourself with the obsession on what any of us over here think?

    I’m really thinking yer getting a little illicit pleasure off of your obsession. Keep it up, this is good.

    Why Chuck?

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore:

    “The coaches are the ones calling the plays,” Gore said. “Whatever the coach calls, I’m going to give 110 percent. I’m only a player; I only do what my coach says. You’ve got to ask the coach.”

    Yeah, he sounds thrilled.

    Vernon Davis:

    He wants to go back to being seen as a “playmaker” for the Niners.

    “Not just as someone who’s blocking,” David said. “I enjoy it. I would love to be involved a little bit more. I would love that. That would be amazing. But like I said, it’s out of my control. All I can do is come here, show up and take care of my responsibilities.”

    Joe Staley:

    “We have all the talent in the world. We’ve been doing some dumb stuff and they took advantage of it,” Staley said afterward. “Penalties, dumb blocks, dumb techniques, and dumb schemes.”

    Another happy player.


    -Q: Your reception was the moment of the game.

    -CRABTREE: Third down. I’m a third-down receiver. I mean, I’m like the third option. So I come in and I do my job.

    -Q: That was fourth down, I think.

    -CRABTREE: Fourth down. I guess when they need me, you know, I guess that’s when I play.

    I know you all count stats-look that up.

    -Q: You weren’t on the field all the time.

    -CRABTREE: No, no, no. Do what I’m supposed to do, you know?

    Do these guys sound happy? These are the team leaders making these comments.

  58. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As you say it will be decided ON THE FIELD. Not here. I happen to agree this is a disaster and you don’t. That’s not okay?

    Who flippin’ cares what we think and why is it your job to correct any of us? You want agreement you have a blog where they largely do agree with you.

    You’re not convincing anyone to believe as you do or making us shut up here. Why would you try to do that?

  59. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Phil for me, it has been all about another Offensive gear.

    Agree, Jed comes off as a petulant moron.
    Dr Daddy was worse IMO.

    Given the fact that Denise & Daddy stepped aside I was happy.

    We’re back to square 1.

    It sucks.
    I’m simply hoping Kaep is the real deal.

    Harbaugh, Jed & Trent didn’t get there with him.

    It crashed & it’s burning.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe it’s a left wing fruitcake kind of thing where “You have to STFU if I don’t agree with you”.

    Could be. Pretty common in the USA.

    Or I like the frightened religious fanatic theory, those who will kill if you mock his religious (football) beliefs. Or yack endlessly which is pretty bad too and for the same reasons.

    So it’s your job to make everybody think like you do when you go to their place huh? Are you the boss? No wonder you like Balkey.

  61. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes NJ pretty much agree but since York and Balkey backed by mama and papa York are still around do you really think the Niners are going to be okay on the field?

    Isn’t Chuck a riot with his hyperventilating about what we should think did and will happen. Just a tad controlling eh?

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny at 7:42am Chuck was saying the teams would fragment under Harbaugh and chided anyone who thought they could bounce back.
    At 9:30am he sings a different tune. Chuck is just not just a little confused, he’s just talking out of both sides of his mouth as usual.
    Just like his rant on why Harbaugh didn’t take Roman to be his OC at Michigan. Probably 2 million reasons why. They pay for OCs in the NFL.

  63. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No I’m merely trying to get you to see that all this is bigger than:

    ‘Jed dumb. We suck forever since St Jim gone.’

    Repeat 10,000 times.

  64. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh Bullit. You never disappoint with your daft conclusions to what others say. Stick to posting links. Higher though escapes you.

  65. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Phil it’s Jeds team now.
    All I’m asking for is that he let Trent take center stage.

    Trent has been around the block so to speak.

    His personnel has been above average IMO.

    This ‘teacher’ nonsense speaks to Coaching IMO.

    He feels they aren’t progressing maybe?

    Let’s see what they find on Offense.
    Kaep isn’t Pro ready yet.
    Harbaugh may be taking the heat for that?

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap was way over his head but the apologists made all the excuses in the world for him.
    Just think back to last year’s NFCCG where on the last 3 possessions in a close game Kap fumbled away one possession and threw 2 ints.
    And the apologists said it wasn’t Kap’s fault and he shouldn’t shoulder most of the blame.

  67. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Auburn HC Gus Malzahn has an interesting Offense.
    If Baalke was daring enough, he might consider looking there for an OC.

    Gus is making good money so I doubt he’d leave but, he’s got Assistants that might be good options for Kaep.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, the “teacher” remark came from Jed, who knows nothing about football, at the end of year presser when he was asked what kind of qualities he wanted in a new coach. After catching a few flies with his mouth hanging open, he blurted out the teacher response. The local beats mocked it for a week, since it was a ridiculous comment. All coaches are teachers, that’s what they do. Jed had no clue what he wanted, except for Harbaugh to be gone.

  69. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs it’s a mess, I’m no happier about this sh!t than U are.

    He likely feels there wasn’t enough improvement perhaps?

    We came up short in 3 big games.
    Where it goes now is on him.
    If it fails, it’ll go on Baalke before he accepts any blame.
    Our QB was chosen by Harbaugh.
    Perhaps they’re blaming him for his slow development?

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think it had anything to do with football, NJ. I think Harbaugh made a face, or something that petty, that indicated Jed was an idiot. The boy meddled and got his hand slapped and he set about showing Harbaugh who was boss. Just my opinion.

  71. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    We failed to score in the biggest of games.
    Our Red Zone Offense has been horrendous.
    Mangini moved to TE Coach?
    No production from them.
    John Morton, WR Coach?
    Little from the Draftees at WR?

    It seems they felt that the Offense needed better production?

    Very easy to blame Harbaugh as it was his QB & his Staff.

  72. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Very obvious Jed & Jim clashed Skeebs.
    Baalke hired Jim,things went sour somewhere.

    Your POV isn’t much different from mine BTW.

    I’m simply resigned to the fact that he calls the shots and we’re stuck with him.

    I’d rather see Trent try to fix this.
    He’s got NFL experience.

    Not even close.

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    When the season starts, I’m sure we’ll all be rooting for the team to win. Right now, though, Jed deserves all the scorn he’s getting, because he’s made the prospect of winning next year a whole lot more remote than it should have been. Maybe even fatally so.

  74. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Is it possible they allowed Jim to select the QB to get us over the ‘hump’ and he failed to deliver?

    Now, no one wants to take on a QB that needs too much work?

    IDK the answer either.

    I think it’s a combination of Ownership & disarray.

    We might need a College OC to bridge this chasm?

  75. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Skeebs.
    Jed is making the new hires very skeptical about their chances to succeed, no doubt.
    He’s looking like Jerruh IMO.

    He needs to stay away IMO.
    Let Baalke comb the circuit.

    I’d listen to Parcells long before I’d trust Jed to have an eff’n clue.

  76. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    By those standards, shouldn’t Baalke have been fired for whiffing on the entire 2012 draft?

  77. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Right now keeping some continuity on Defense is paramount.

    Mangini makes WAY more sense on D than Coaching TEs did.

    For me, find a mentor for Kaep, run the ball and, play Defense.

    Seattle will take a hit when Quinn leaves.
    If Kaep steps up, his chances in the NFC West is greatly improved.

  78. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    The 2012 Draft was a whiff Skeebs, no doubt.
    We had plenty of depth to survive it.

    This year is Baalke’s watershed moment.
    Post McCloughan, new regime, Kaeps’ future, Baalkes legacy too.

    I think Trent hung his legacy on Jim and his selection of Kaep.

    Missed it ‘by that much’.

  79. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    We’re missing an Offense.
    Trents’ strength appears to be on D.

    He NEEDS an Offensive guy to fix this roster.

  80. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s Kap’s fifth year in the league and this is the first offseason he’s sought mentoring and to improve his game. That’s on him. Coaches can’t make a guy learn his craft. And, with the new CBA, the players don’t even get to be around their own coaches much, except at OTA’s when the focus is on the team, not one individual.

  81. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly Skeebs.
    Kaep may have sunk Jim as much as Jim’s Offense has.

    I’ve questioned this move by Kaep to EXOS now as well.
    Did Jim discourage him in recent years?
    Did Trent/Jed prevent it?

    Too many questions not enough answers.

    Welcome to dysfunctionville.

  82. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Like his mentor Parcells, Trent is a Defensive guy.
    Sean Peyton was Tuna’s alter ego.
    Trent needs to find HIS Sean Peyton.

    My guess?
    He thought Harbaugh was the answer.

  83. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how you question Kappy’s work ethic, yet put no blame on the guy that drafted him and was supposed to be his mentor.

    He did get us to the Super Bowl, you know.

    How is it you can parse the 2 ideas to mean the opposite thing? I think Ksppys instincts had more to do with the team’s overall success than the offense Kappy was trying to run.

    They basically told him this year to not trust his instincts. Hence the regression.

  84. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve joked for years that Tuna eff’d Jerruh by selling Romo to him.

    Think it’s possible that Harbaugh might’ve done the same to Jed?

    The rabbit hole is getting curiouser and curiouser.

  85. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Romo might’ve cost Tuna just as Kaep might’ve cost Harbaugh?

    Was it Kaep?
    Was it Jim?

    Jerruh scrapped Jimmy & Tuna.
    Now he’s paying Garrett more money than Harbaugh.

    Jerruh is still a bigger tool IMO.

  86. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well I just didn’t understand all this talk of keeping Kappy in the pocket. He’s not a pocket passer. He can be when given time but he can also throw on the move.

    Seattle built their game plan around what Wilson brings. We are trying to change Kappy into Peyton manning.

  87. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Hence our predicament Chuck.

    Been saying it for months.
    We’ve died somewhere between Pistol & Pocket.

    Our demise was a lack of Offense.
    Blame whomever U choose.
    It’s sucked since the SB.

  88. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, you are the only one that actually acknowledges the predicament, NJ.

    I mean it’s fairly obvious to note how bad the offense was, how inept the red zone offense was, and how bad our 3rd down conversion rate was.

    Thing is, all these have been in the bottom third of the NFL for the entire Harbaugh era and beyond. It has spanned 2 QBs and the last 3 coaches.

  89. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck it ain’t easy to fix if Jed is meddling.
    Somehow Trent persuaded Jim to take the job.

    Whether Jim bit the hand that fed him or, Jed muddled it up, we’ll never know.

    I’m seeing the lack of Offense, & a QB problem, that cost us Lombardi #6.

    How they fix it now?
    Stay tuned.

  90. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think what you said was more like, give him four years to NOT win a super bowl and he will have had his shot.

    Why do you think Steve Young says he wasn’t a real pro QB until he learned to stop running? He gives credit to the coaches who made him see the light while you give blame to the coaches trying to do the same for Kaepernick?

    You attach some evil motive to folks who blast the fact we went from contenders to starting all over while you and your heroes are busy pointing out all the perceived faults in the last crew, like you have since day one? Cheer them coming in, curse them on their way out. Bandwagoning is nothing new or wise.

  91. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I also thought $5Mil/yr was very generous to Jim being a 1st time NFL HC.

    If Jim sought a raise after losing a SB,that could have set Jed off too.

    Jerruh just raised the bar even further by giving $6Mil to Garrett for ‘1 & Done’.

  92. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    One minor upside here with Trent & Tuna might be how Trent can protect himself from a clueless Owner.

  93. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, sounds your last 3 years of posting NoFear.

    Because it was a different time when Steve young played. This isn’t the 90s.

    Why is it that Russell Wilson gets 850 yards rushing and the Seattle coaching staff hasn’t EVER said “stay in the pocket, Russ”

    His numbers are very similar to Kappy’s. Up until the 2nd half of this season, their numbers were identical.

  94. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t attach evil to anything. I call you guys blind idiots because you fail to see that the Harbaugh offense these last 4 years has been very vanilla. 3 of his 4 years, the offense has been in the low 20s in yards, and near or at the bottom in passing yards. Yes, some of that is due to running a lot. Even with the running, the 3rd down conversion rate has never been very good. TOP isn’t as good as it should be with such a strong run game. The passing game is rudimentary at best. Now you bitch about missing all the success we had with Harbaugh. Bullshit. For him being an offensive coach, he has failed his QB, and he all-too-often leaned on his defense to save games. We had LMJ for no particluar reason. He’s a fast guy who could have been used better. Nope.

    You guys completely ignore the shortcomings of this offense. This is why I get puzzled.

    The defense has won these games by keeping things close and scoring just enough to win. Very similar to the Singletary/Nolan era in that they tried to play things to the last drive. Where Sing/Teflon Mike failed, Harbaugh succeeded.

    But not enough to win the whole thing. If they on;y got that play in on time we may be signing a different tune.

  95. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Had we found a play in the SB beyond Kaep to Crabtree lot’s of this banter would be moot Chuck.

    We got burned with a lack of Offense for several years.

    This year we suffered more when the Defense couldn’t hold leads too.

  96. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well I’m going out on a limb here and saying you have no idea what Seattle’s coaches are telling Wilson.

    Why is it you keep thinking all players are video game characters subject only to their coaches direction? Wilson is a totally different player from Kaepernick. He has a different skill set. Wow!

    Again, did you watch the GB/SEA game?

    Who’s ignoring the offense? The difference is seeing everything wrong is the coaches, everything right is the players despite their terrible coaching vs maybe the players’ execution has an effect on the success of the plays.

    Kaepernick had good games and bad games, same coaches. Most of his bad games we lost. Connect the dots.

  97. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, there were other options available. Any QB playing as long as Kaepernick has knows that. Any player spitting on the directives from his team and the league to flaunt his headphone sponsor’s product knows he can do as he wants if he wants.

  98. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, NoFear, their skill set is pretty similar, no? Tell me it isn’t. I’ve heard about 50 different times over the past 3 years that Kappy can’t survive as a running QB and needs to stay in the pocket. I’ve never heard that said about RW. Inside the building or outside.

    The fact that RW got 850 yards running is a pretty clear indicator of how they feel, eh? Connect those dots, if you dare.

    You can execute a run up the middle flawlessly and still get 0 yards. As we have shown relentlessly for years. 1 out of 25 will go far.

  99. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Back with the headphones. “Get off my lawn!”

    You and Bullit are so funny. Kappy wears a Miami hat in the offseason and it’s treasonous.

    Crabs wears the other team’s shoes DURING the game against them, and hey, no biggie.

    Selective ignorance is part-time bliss.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You are the tool that keeps bringing up the Miami cap.
    Let me explain things because you seem to be challenged with concepts like this.
    Kap wore the Miami cap at a perty and then was questioned about it. He sent out an instagram that basically said he could do whatever he wanted and if Niner fans didn’t like it to F off.

    Funny Chuck just twists everything around with his double standards and hypocrisy, your basic vortex of BS.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll suggest to you that I have no problems with Kap running the ball but I do have problems with going out of bounds five yards before contact.
    I have problems when he slides when there’s a 190 lb CB ready to tackle him.
    I have said this before he has come up short many times on third down instead of selling out and he has killed drives.
    If he’s going to run go for it 100% he needs to sell out. Kap is 6’5″ 245 lbs and he should get every inch when he runs.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The fact of the matter is Harbaugh deserved a little bump in pay
    because of the success of the team.
    You just have to look what Philly gave Chip Kelly to leave Oregon.
    His contract is $6.5 mil per year and Kelly has no NFL experience.
    Giving Harbaugh a bump of $1 mil a year might have solved the problem and prevented our current situation.

  103. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, if you can’t tell the difference between Kap and Wilson, you should get off the blogs and stop embarrassing yourself.

  104. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For a writer, Skeebs, you are pretty stupid. For a troll you are getting there. NoFear has taught you well.

    “Their skill set is similar.” Both are mobile, athletic, and can throw on the move. Similar. Sharing certain characteristics.

    Jesus, this is like talking to children.

    Did I say they were identical in stature? No, you dolt. Did I say I couldn’t tell them apart on a football field? Right.

    Same with you Bullitt. The fans were mad about the hat? Waah! Who cares? My point was the guy you don’t like did something you didn’t like. The guy you like did something worse and you gave him a pass. On typical fashion.

    Boo hoo! Spin that as you will but it is childish.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Except Kaepernick sent the following out by social media
    “This the hat y’all mad at? I’m goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers! I plan on doin this until they won’t let me in the building! #ridiculous#y’allmustbebored”

    And Navarro Bowman weighed in

    “Teammate NaVorro Bowman didn’t sugarcoat it when asked about hatgate during a Tuesday appearance on NFL Network’s ‘NFL Total Access.’

    ‘This is a huge mistake by Kaep,’ Bowman said. ‘I’m sure he understands that now. In his defense, we’re young, in our era these days we like to match our snapbacks with our outfits.’

    ‘The hats now these days are very important to the outfit, so Kaep I understand what you did, but let’s stay away from the NFL teams,’ he added. ‘Stick to NBA, go to college or the baseball hats.’

    Still making the excuses no matter how foolish you look, fanboy.

  106. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Why? Uh I already asked that but Charlie Boy said others made him do it = can’t help himself, gots to come on here and argue. “Because they are wrong”

    Why? Not surprised a control addict has no insight into his behavior or any willingness to take responsibility. “It’s Bullit’s fault and Skeebers and Phil and NF. Yeah that’s it = they control me and I’m just trying to even it out”.

    Why? Long pattern of antisocial behavior we all see here. Just can’t help himself I guess. BTW ‘controlling others’ is THE most common of addictions. More common than sex addiction, drug addiction, workaholism, etc. That’s who he is poor old Charlie.

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy while we’re waiting for Chudzinski to turn the Niners down will you join me with some popcorn watching Charlie act up?

    Poor guy.

  108. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The popcorn is always popping here. This blog is making Nebraska an economic powerhouse, all by ourselves.

  109. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Go Cornhuskers!

  110. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit that’s what I’m talking about. It really struck me when Kap said Montana was ‘wrong’ that Kap needed to improve his pocket awareness. Yeah the Cap Kap deal was an sour note but telling us Montana had it wrong? Yeah what the hell did Joe ever do?

    Tim Ryan said Niners have a “big decision coming up” about Mr Kaepernick based on how his contract is structured. I imagine they’ll have that decision every year one way or another = Is this guy our QB of the future or has he peaked. I think he can grow further if he gets serious.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Senior Bowl 1pm today NFL Network

    Yesterday’s Bill Walsh profile was very well done and was worth watching

    When a player made a mistake, Walsh did not go after that player, he instead chewed out his position coach.
    Holmgren said he would never do that but when he became HC at Green Bay he used the same tactic and finally understood how effective this was.

    Montana and Young will tell you that Walsh preached footwork as the key to a successful and effective WCO.

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Do you trust what Lane Kiffin says?
    He said he’s staying at Bama.
    Niners dodged a bullet.

  113. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a guy for all you character GMs and football guys, too:

    And good luck to him.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Texas Longhorn! Hook’em Horns!

    I wrote about Nate on this blog over 2 years ago.
    Special meaning when he leads the team onto the field bearing the American flag.
    Somebody should give him a shot. He earned 2 degrees at Texas so he’s set for life if the NFL isn’t in the cards for him.

  115. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’d say the character is there on this man. Thanks for sharing.

  116. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I always thought Lane Kiffin was just a smoke screen negotiating point for Niners to use as leverage against who they really wanted. Maybe he doesn’t meet the class and character criteria we supposedly lack.

    There has been so much chaos, turmoil and bullshit around our guys that it’s hard to know ‘what the FO really wants’ anymore. Kiffin isn’t it thankfully.

    Suppose it’s Chud but again why would he come here with a lateral move? Colts likely to offer him a better deal to stay.

    That leaves who exactly? Exactly

  117. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Chud and the Colts GM:

    He sez: “We want to keep good people around here”.

    Funny (last) line from David Fucillo re: JH Chryst =

    “Some have suggested Geep Chryst will get the job. If he does end up getting it after Chudzinski becomes a free agent, it seems like Chryst would be the backup plan. They have had him in house all month, so if they actually wanted him to be their OC, wouldn’t it make sense to promote him? Even if the team did not want to make it official, one would think it would have leaked by now if it was in fact the case.”

  118. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chudzinski is just an advisor with the Colts.
    If Irsay was serious about keeping him he would’ve given him a new contract already. Why wait until it expired? They already have a OC in Hamilton.
    Funny thing about the “lame duck”.
    There are a lot of coaches out there that are “lame ducks” but the apologists predict gloom and doom when it’s Harbaugh.
    Garrett got a $1 mil raise by winning a simple playoff game and a 5 year deal.

  119. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So any other OC prospects out there? Or Chryst inhouse?

    Yep I hope the personality conflict doesn’t set us back tooooo far. Or was it the reluctance to pay Jimi more?? Or both…

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dick LaBeau won’t be joining the Cards coaching staff after all.
    They are still looking for a “senior defensive consultant” and are considering Mike Nolan for that job. At least Fangio is outside the division.

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I was reading recently about the job Gus Malzahn did at Auburn, to combat Saban at ‘Bama.
    He managed to marry a Spread Offense with an up-tempo power running game.

    Given the nature of Saban’s program there at ‘Bama, it’s damn near the same level as facing a Pro Offense.

    If Baalke misses out on Chudzinski, I’d consider looking at Auburn for a qualified Assistant, if Malzahn can’t be pryed away.

    Given what I’ve read about Malzahn, he’s very well taken care of financially.
    May not be able to sway him away from a cushy College HC position.

    His current OC is Rhett Lashlee.

    Dameyune Craig is Lashlee’s Assistant and, also works with their WRs.
    Sammie Coates ring a bell?

    We need someone to develop Kaep and bring an Offense to SF.
    College level coordinators from that Program may not be too much of a stretch.

  122. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention, Malzahn was seen on the sidelines this past week in Mobile for the Senior Bowl.

    Very possible, Baalke could have been working the circuit there, in search of possible Coaching options within the College community.

  123. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting take Bullit.
    Kinda hard to take Borland as elite and Aldon as Avg, considering how many games Aldon missed.

    But it doesn’t mean the end of the world either.
    Simple answer?
    We have work to do.

  124. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good idea NJ to get some coaching talent from the college Div I ranks for our O. I’ll check out those links and get back at you

  125. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds good Phil.
    I’d take a job in the FO for WAAAAY under market value 😛

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sad news
    Condolences to the family of Melissa Galvan
    She was the cohost of 49ers Total Access
    She was also a former 49ers cheerleader
    She lost her battle with cancer
    RIP Melissa Galvan

  127. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ Balkey will be giving you a call to see if you would be interested in working as an assistant for the O. Yorks like the idea you will come cheap by NFL standards so get ready. We will be able to say we knew you when your opinions were as valuable as ours. But a non-divisive presence might help the FO you think?

    While great minds ponder the questions “To inflate or to deflate, which will it be? And why?” around the NFL here in the local Niner scene it appears there is a decided pressure drop: blogs are suffering from a lack of hyperbole, vitriol or posts of any kind. Niner news has withered to the point that the usual websites are running articles like “Warriors continue hot streak” and “UCB Water Polo Sinks”. These if you can find any new articles anywhere while Balkey scours the colleges for qualified waterboys.

    Ho yeah we’re pumped alright…like a Tom Brady football that is.

  128. 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