Therapy Room 101

Okay. Enough with the hand wringing. We can do it again tomorrow, after Mike Singletary meets with the press today. Here’s a tip Coach. Roll out a bus, throw Moran Norris under it, grind it back and forth a few times, and the fans will all be cheering again. Trust me. It will work.

I waited a long time for this season and I’ll be damned if I’m not going to enjoy it — one way or the other. Step One: 5 division victories + KC, OAK, DEN, & TB = 9 wins. Throw in maybe CAR and PHI, and we can still win 10 or 11 games. Jimmy Raye or not.

The Saints game doesn’t matter. If I were a Saints fan, I would be very nervous about next Monday’s game. For them, it’s a MUST win game. They’ll be facing an angry home team, on the grass. A team that is hard to beat on its own turf. A team that has NOTHING TO LOSE. A team that has FIGURED OUT HOW TO RELAY SIGNALS TO THEIR QB. Whoa! Eat it, you sweaty worrywarts in New Orleans. Tickle, tickle. Psst. The ball bounces funny sometimes. You know it does. Hahaha.

For the 49ers, it’s a tuneup for the looming trip to Arrow Head stadium in week three. That stadium gets a little on the loud side, just like Qwest Field in Seattle. The team will be prepared for the noise this time, won’t we guys? Sure we will.

And the defense will be facing Matt Cassel, not clever old Matt Hasselbeck. If you look at the above list of 9 to 11 wins, you will notice those teams mentioned do not have what you would call an elite QB. The 49ers can beat any team in the league that doesn’t have an elite QB. Our defense can handle non-eliters. Even smother them. It’s the eliters the defense can’t handle, and the solution to that will have to come next year. The “Take The Next Step” year. Maybe we’ll even throw in a new OC next year and make that next step a giant one.

For now, we got what we got. You dance with the one you brung. Maybe she’s not quite as ugly and clumsy as she looked in Seattle. Maybe that game was just the yearly ABERRATION GAME. Sure it was. I’m convinced it was. Unless there’s another.

It’s hard to get pumped up for a game that has LOSE written all over it. Even LOSE BIG scribbled in the margins. Maybe a footnote that says SLAUGHTERED. A win next Monday would leave the fans going “WTF? Did we just win that? How the hell did that happen?”

Also, a loss next Monday would put the Niners at 0-2 for the season. That would trigger the WRITE THEM OFF factor. We know how that one goes. It’s a variation of the NOBODY RESPECTS US factor, which is one of the most dangerous unsubstantiated but still firmly believed factors in football. REMEMBER THE 2007 GIANTS will become the secret motto of the team. Fans in the know will know and fans in the dumb will screech and holler gleefully until we beat KC.

I know, Atlanta comes next on the schedule and they beat hell out of us last year at Candlestick and now we play them in Georgia. A loss there would put us at 1-3. But that’s it. The skid stops there. For the first time in several years, October is going to be a good month for the 49ers, not the usual 0-4 and what the hell happened month. That’s the month the team is going to JELL.

Wow. I’m all pumped up again. I’ve got myself so pumped up here, I’m tempted to say next Monday’s game is a MUST LOSE game!



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25 comments on “Therapy Room 101
  1. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs… just to muck up the waters…as much as i dont want a wasted season AGAIN.. maybe we need the season to blow up ..AGAIN (Shit thats hard stomach…) Anyway..then dump Sing and hire Harbaugh from Stanford!! Ever since seeing him going for for 2 against USC and trying to run up scores…just loved it ..thats my guy…. besides head coach from Stanford taking over 9ers conjures up great memories 🙂

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    For the first time I am questioning Sing as our coach. I’m not ready to throw him away, I’m just putting myself on alert.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s easy to be coach when everybody’s patting you on the back. It’s when they are not that you find out how good or bad a coach is. Should be interesting to find out.

  4. robNo Gravatar says:

    SING
    looks like he’s one of those that might need jed to step in and mandate a top OC for him to succeed

    SMITH
    is getting on my last nerve and looking more and more like a failure as an NFL starter !

    RAYE
    hopeless

  5. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    It’s now Thursday, and I’m still finding it difficult to express myself after our loss on Sunday. I’m the one at a loss for words and more significantly, I’m at a loss for excitement. I’ve never felt so bad after an opening day loss before in my life. It’s not that I don’t care, because I do. I probably care too much if that’s possible, but I’m just down and out, flat out depressed. And I don’t have any goddamn answers. And after watching our coaches, it patently obvious that they don’t have any goddamn answers either.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis- Look at the bright side, no Mayans showed up!

  7. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    after reading the therapy room I feel a little better now.
    the stench of last Sun is starting to wear off and the freshness factor is coming back.
    I still am worried about old Jimmy, but that’s for another day.
    not sure if anyone heard Smiths interview but he at least sounded like he was taking responsibility for his actions in Seattle.
    also on FSN G.Papa was confirming my assertions that both Norris, and to a lesser degree Crabtree didn’t exactly help the team with there poor routes, and less than consistent play, even though it runs counter to the Alex haters club.
    I was even accused in the blogosphere of being a member of the cult of Smith by posting counter to the party line of “Alex sucks”,which for this poster is the usual, since I really am more of a independent thinker, rather than the follower type.
    so I am off to work on my rehab to build up my surgically repaired knee, have a good day every one.

  8. robNo Gravatar says:

    dennis
    it’s the way that it finally looked like we were going to go out and be a good team again and contend for double digit wins and the playoffs !
    now we look like a team that if it doesn’t fix the problems won’t beat anybody !
    fixing the delayed play-calling issue will help , but seattle exposed ever single weakness we had and they are all the same ones we’ve had for the last 4 years !
    time for this coaching staff to put up or shut up and get this shit fixed asap !

  9. robNo Gravatar says:

    i think smith was worshipped as a god by the ancient mayans !

  10. robNo Gravatar says:

    i will now join the ancient mayan cult of smith !

  11. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I second Berger’s questioning of Singletary. As much as we all like to make Jimmy Raye the “escaped goat,” this is ALL on Singletary. How the hell he didn’t see that our play calling chain of command might be a problem is beyond me. No excuses. He wants Jimmy to keep calling the plays? Fine. He wants to maybe put Jimmy on the field? Fine. He wants to now maybe number the plays to expedite matters? Fine. He wants to continue to play Moran Norris? Fine. He wants to bench both Dixon and Westbrook? Fine. He wants Manusky to keep running a vanilla defense? Fine. Fine. Fine. Fine.
     
    It’s your call, Mike. You’re the boss. It’s your show. You’re the captain. You’re the king. You’re the judge, jury and executioner. Except for that last one, Jed’s the final executioner. Your fate lies in his hands, and he holds the fateful sword above your head. So listen up, king.
     
    “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Sing keeps backing Raye. The players are apparently getting more vocal in their support of Mike Johnson as the play caller. If Mike backs Jimmy Hat, this starts looking like Nolan/Hostler more and more. Nolan went through most of that season sucking ass until (believe who you will) had Tollner hired by the Yorks to help Hostler out in week 11.

    http://tinyurl.com/2c4j66d

    The point being, Singletary will ride himself out of a job if he doesn’t do something about the play calling. VERY soon.

    I mean, unless there’s some kind of epiphany Monday night, and these guys gut out a tough win, or even play decent offensuive fotball, the clamor will not die down. The fansd will make it patently obvious to Coach how they feel about things.

  13. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob! It’s a good thing that I’m not playing you again this week in fantasy football. I don’t think I’d stand a chance in hell now that you’ve acquired Shaun Hill. 😆

  14. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    I’m doing my part to help the Niners win. I’ve got Brees starting in my FF league. That almost guarantees a horrible game him.

    As for Sing, I’d really like to see him take some real responsibility for the way the team is heading. He has a lot of positive equity built up, but he’s spending a lot, too, every time he has a list of reasons why it’s some one else’s fault. Sure, he claims “I’m responsible,” but never seems to follow it with “and here’s what I did wrong.”

    I wonder how badly his Sunday night tirade in Seattle hurt his standing with his players. Smith may not be a great QB, but it does seem like he’s done being treated by team management as the ultimate source of every loss.

    Sorry, a bit of a disjointed post, but it’s been a disjointed week. Tomorrow I’ll be ready with the “how to beat the Saints” game plan.

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Fletch- I have Brees starting on my team too! In our league we start two QBs. Guess who my other QB is? Drum roll please. Yes, it is the one, the only …………………….. Alex Smith!

  16. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Singletary just said he still doesn’t know where Jimmy will be for the MNF game. Take some more time to think about it, Mike. No rush, not like it’s an important cog of our playing calling wheel or anything.
     
    Two words and an initial; Jesus H. Christ.

  17. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    Rob I salute you for your cultish ways, or is it celtic lol
    I really think Sing likes to toy with the media, and they tag right along like a dog wanting a biscuit, more oh more please.
    its pretty obvious Rae needs to stay away from the sidelines and out of sight,maybe a little singletary smoke and mirrors,with Rae as the pretend coordinator, while the plays get called by Johnson, Jimmy can then take his time and suggest all he wants between naps

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And then there’s the douchebag in the corner making snide comments on everyone arriving.

    Still a wee bit sensitive over Teflon Mike needing help? Christ, move on, sport.

    You see, NoFear, the point is Nolan did nothing while the team imploded during that 8 game losing streak. Hostler sucked, yet the shit kept going bad, week after week. It wasn’t until Tollner came in that thongs started improving. Whether it was Nolan or York that pulled the trigger on getting Tollner here, it was too little too late. he season was lost. Nolan should have been canned them. Just like Singletary if he lays a shit season like that one for Nolan.

    Here we are, and it’s the same fucking thing. Everyone in the free world sees that Raye is a BIG problem with the offense. Everyone except the head coach, that is. Why do you think I’ve been saying Singletary’s future is tied to Raye since last january?

    Slow to get the point, or just ignoring it for your own misguided musings? Much like the so-called Alex lovers out there you love to ridicule, they DON’T exist! Plenty of people feel that, if Singletary doesn’t see the problems in front of him, his fate is sealed.

    But yeah, go on posting how poor Nolan caught the brunt of the 2007 season and did so much for the team, and that his 7-16 record his last year point five was cause for keeping him on.

    Singletary isn’t catching heat? You got your head in the sand?

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The head coach always gets blamed, NoFear. Most people usually wait till he deserves it, though.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Barrows, regarding Yahoo article:
     
    Said Alex Smith: “I’m not going to lie. I found most of the article pretty ridiculous. Stuff that I had absolutely no idea about. Stuff that was news to me — that players were going to coach Singletary this offseason and had these issues … That’s something that I certainly had no idea about.”

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Did you see it NoFear? Of course not. But you infer that this was expected by you all along.

    Bully.

    As far as the press goes, these guiys are SUPPOSED to meet with the press during the week.

    Shit, NoFear, are you a big hit on the Miami Herald’s blog?

  22. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like we’re going with Alex wearing a wristband to receive the calls from Jimmy still from high atop. That should fix all our problems.
     
    When the Hoover Dam springs another leak, put a wristband on it.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s called ‘circling the waqons’ Skeebers. Or pleading the 5th.

    I’m surprised Singletary hasn’t issued a gag order to the team.

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Glad to hear Spit’s got a blog. Now when he thumps his chest and crows, “I own this blog,” it will actually be true.

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, he talks to himself a lot over there.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13

BYE

11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

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)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

LOSERS:
Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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