They Might Not Be Giants

The refs we used to hate are back. Are the 49ers we used to love back, too?

The 2012 season hits the quarter pole this weekend and a 49er victory will give them the same record as they had last year after four games. Of course, the next step in emulating last year is a bit stickier — winning the following six games in a row.

Which will be a moot observation if they don’t beat the Jets. Hopefully, Alex Smith and his supporting cast can hold the team back and drag it down to another ho-hum victory.

The Jets are a bit of a mystery at this point. They walloped the Bills, got walloped by Pittsburg, then squeaked out an OT win against Miami. Anybody see a pattern here?

One thing we won’t have to worry about in the Jets game is the Streak Jinx. As prophetically warned last week, all streaks bit the dust in Minnesota in one fateful fourth quarter implosion. How tidy. 29 quarters without a turnover and 13 games without a Frank Gore fumble — erased when Frank coughed one up at midfield. Soon followed by 249 passes without an interception by Smith — splat, followed later by his first lost fumble since last Thanksgiving. Not to be excluded from the goof party, Donte Whitner contributed by dropping a sure pick six.

All in all, a fourth quarter from hell. But they’re clean now. Streak free. Unless they just started a new streak of shit poor football. In which case, we’ll be back here next week, armed to the teeth with hindsight brilliance, ripping them to shreds and predicting doom.

The last time the Niners played the Jets, Brett Farve was the QB and Rex Ryan was just an obscure DC doing foot porn videos with his wife. The 49ers beat up the aging wang wagging texter that day and sent him and the Jets on a downward spiral from playoff contenders to also rans. Farve shuffled off to Minnesota after the season, and in came Ryan, his mouth blazing a trail through the New York tabloids.

The Jets superstar CB, Darrelle Revis, is out for the year with a ripped ACL, which can’t help their chances against the 49ers Sunday. Or against the rest of the league. When Revis went down, so did a choice chunk of chance that the Jets could remain a playoff contender this year. Sometimes these tragedies galvanize a team, but let’s hope that stimulus doesn’t kick in this week.

After watching film of the Vikings game and seeing the 49ers struggle to contain Christian Ponder’s scrambles, Ryan might be tempted to unleash Tim Tebow this Sunday. Of course, Ponder brings more to the table than just running around dodging tacklers — he can actually throw forward passes with tremendous accuracy. Tebow might be a little rusty, too, since he has yet to throw a pass this season or register even one single offensive or defensive statistic, even though he’s appeared in all three Jets games.

Still, desperate coaches do desperate things and the Niners had better bring their A game Sunday. They sure didn’t pack it in their bags for the Vikings game last week. New York is a good place to remind the rest of the league just how good this 49er team is. A Statement Game. In the heart of the East Coast bias world.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I read Joe McKnight is taking snaps at CB.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I hope this isn’t like the backup QB coming in, the defense relaxing, and the QB proceeds to light up the world.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, terrific. Cromartie just said that with Revis out, he’s the best CB in the NFL. We’ll toast him for sure now.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The other day we were disussing HOF possibilties and BY and technically Larry Allen is eligible and has a good chance to make it. Charles Haley remains a big question mark being punished for bad behavior (similar antics for TO to take heed when his time comes)

    Of the old timers Curley Culp deserves to get in as the anchor of the Chefs Dline.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    With how good Anthony Davis and Alex Boone are playing, how about some props for NJ49er. He’s the one who pointed these guys out to us.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, the game plan last week sucked ass. I hope the Niners run deeper routes. If only to clear out underneath shit. There’s no point in checking down if you can only get 4 yards doing it.
    The Jets are mediocre at best, and if the Niners can’t throttle these guys, this season could see some on-the-fly changes.
    But the Niners have a secret weapon in NJ. He’ll be there lending his support. Take some pics, NJ . .

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’m pretty much awed by Boone. Talk about a guy who was on the edge of tossing everything away. I thought when they were thinking about it that tall and (relatively) thin usually doesn’t work at tackle. 6’8″ 310 lb. guys rarely play tackle. And never play it well . . .

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Psst. Chuck. Think “guard”.

  9. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    The bonus with Boone at guard and playing well is we know he can also play tackle well since he covered at LT for Staley and did well. When the draft comes around they could go T or G if a good player is available knowing Boone can be effective at both spots. Davis has looked solid this year too.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, if Smith had won that game last week, his record as a starter would have gone over the .500 mark. As it stands, his record is 34-35.

  11. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Amazing the circumstances that have led to 69 games and still having a losing record.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, undoing 5 years of shit in 2 is no mean feat. Say, he goes 11-5, his record would be 43-38.
    I guess that’s called progress . . .
    Or he craters, and we get the Cappy Capperson show in a couple weeks.

  13. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah true about 5 years, it just struck me as if not unique certainly rare in today’s instant gratification game for a QB to have so many games and still have a losing record.
    No need to jump on the defend Alex wagon people, just an observation.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, crazy that he’s had this much rope. Like I’ve been saying, vast universal forces are swirling around the firmament to keep Young Sir Alex a 49er. You can’t count how many times he’s had his last shot to prove something. 27 by my count.
    Seeing as he’s on a make-good deal now, he’s still just a few bad starts from the bench and obscurity. Or, he takes this team to the promised land?
    Weird scenes inside the Goldmine . . .

  15. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    That was my take before the season began, Alex gets the start no question, but the rope is a lot shorter now because the overall team is so good, any run of losses and it’s plan B.
    Only one loss and 2 solid wins isn’t enough to jump ship but three more might be if the losses were stinkers. Having said that I think we right the ship and beat the Jets 27-21 and all this supposition goes on the back burner until the next loss.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think it’s an old fashioned stomping. The Jets are ripe to roll over and play dead. 41-10.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Every time the Niners lose the finger gets pointed at Alex Smith.
    Apparently it’s just become a habit to make him the scapegoat.In the loss to the Vikes there’s a lot of blame to go around. Skeebers covered what I also previously brought up, Gore’s fumble at a crucial part of the game and Whitner dropping a pick six. What hasn’t been brought up is the ST breakdown that had Akers’ FG blocked and the failure of the DL to even get one sack on Ponder.
    Ponder’s TD scramble was the result of Goldson taking the wrong
    angle of pursuit again. If Goldson
    took the proper angle he would’ve stopped him around the 10 yd line.
    Instead the angle he took forced him to try to tackle Ponder from behind.
    If you look at the game stats A Smith completed 3 more passes than Ponder with same amount of attempts had more yards but Smith threw the desperation pick and had one less TD pass.
    Not really an epic failure as his critics would have you believe.
    When Smith blows a game I will be the first to say so.
    Last Sunday his critics ignored a lot that went wrong just to blame Smith. But I’ve gotten used to that fact.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Goodell sent me the following

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not enough to stop endlessly regurgitating these posts, though.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As I just said, Smith IS on a short leash. He’ll get the starts for, say the next 6 weeks, but if things go south, they will make a change. Cappy Capperson will see some action. And/or some starts if shit don’t work out.
    Smith has been knocked down a zillion times. By other teams, by his coaches, his temmates, by the front office, on and on. He’s nothing if not durable and thick-skinned.
    It’s like Michael Crabtree. I can bitch and moan about him, but in the end, what happens of the field is all that matters. Prove me wrong. Whether I w3ant Smith to start or not if he craters doesn’t mean jack shit. The main reason Smith DIDN’T get a big deal was because of Cappy. This could very well end up being like DeBerg/Montana, where the vet is placeholding for the young gunslinger. Come next year, Capp should be ready to start. If need be, he could get there this year.

  21. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I detest the spoon-fed pablum intended to appease the unwashed masses, almost as much as the now obvious stone-walling to keep the deal from getting done pre-season.
    Freakin’ asshat Goodell thinks it’s all about him.
    Nice blog today, Skeebers, kudos.
    Hey, Chuck! Why can’t I get to this blog from yours anymore? Trouble in paradise?

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Waiting for the other shoe to drop …

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This week will be the start of the 3 week San Francisco does New York series. It would do my heart good to stomp them all. At least we get 2 at home because they are some pretty tough teams defensively anyway. Buffalo should have their running game back by then and the Giant game will be another battle. We do need to get this victory agaist the Jets-Jets-Jets

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I detest people who address blogs and then say they aren’t addressing anyone AT the blog. The owners were pretty stupid to think that they could get away with this. And it bit them in the ass.
    Tough noogies, guys. Boo hoo. Someone’s been messing with my blog. I have to check on that.

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You’ll have to shit it out of your ass first, Skeebs.

  26. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Ponder really did make some great plays last week. Yes, we were flat, but running to his left, a blitzer bearing down, a perfect leading floater for a TD back corner of the EZ — any way you slice it, that is NOT easy to do.
    As far as Smith goes, well, he needs to get to the passer this week for some sacks/hits. And you thought I was talking about Alex.
    Speaking of Alex, whether he can throw accurately over 40 yards or not is apparently endlessly debatable. But how about some fresh fuel for the debate? I still find myself pining for the game plan to include AT LEAST ONE attempt of the deep ball more than once in a blue moon.
    This weekend my guess is we run well. We pass well (but no long ball), our defense crunches, crushes, and destroys Sanchez and we walk out comfortably 34-6. The D gets a pick six. All is right in the land.

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, barley. I’ve been harping on the long ball for a while now. Even if you miss it, SHOW it. Now that we have Moss, it’s even more imperative. Shit, TRY it. It won’t kill our chances, and it’ll open up the underneath shit. Just as Minn did to the Niner D last weeek.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, line up 3 wide on the right, and put Moss in the backfield and send him on a wheel route to the left. For all the tricks and cuteness Harbaugh gets into with these jumbo packages (Tukafu and L Davis in the backfield), do some shit that gets the ball downfield.

  29. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gore’s fumble resulted in the Vikes getting the ball on the 50ydl IIRC. Our D ended that Viking possession with a three and out punt. Not much effect on the score there.
    Ponder ran past Dobbs first and then Whitner missed a tackle then Goldson had a shot in the open field. Bowman could have made the stop but couldn’t get off his block. Brown couldn’t catch him. Dobbs was subbed in for Justin Smith on that play. Whatever angle Goldson took Ponder would have run away from it. Goldson was first responsible for deep coverage on the TE out of backfield that Willis was covering. Ponder’s TD hardly falls on Goldson alone.

  30. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Uh yeah…. you in the back with the black shirt…. uh huh…. yeah, well, I can’t hear you but my guess is that my response to your question or statement is….. Alex Smith sucks. Why? Because that’s always my answer, and I’m always right.

  31. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    is that your considered opinion Stinky?

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Last year after the Niners beat the Aints you were crying it was Greg Williams fault for making the defensive calls that Alex Smith oblierated.
    Did your parents lock you up in the attic or the basement?

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Whew. It’s a little stinky in here. Did someone pass wind?

  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    So, the Jets can’t shut down half the field now, is it time we open up the passing game? Not freakin’ likely guvn’r.
    Is Vernon the best TE in football? A strong case can be made for him.
    I’ll leave the last two unanswered as an exercise for the reader:
    Why do folks keep crying for the deep passing game with the game manager under center?
    Anybody know the words to the tune _We are the 2000 Ravens_?

  35. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure which “folk” you refer to. My suggestion was we actually throw deep once in a while even if Smith is considered poor deep. Just to show it.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to see some deep passing too.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Ponder runs a 4.5 forty. He is quick too. He’s harder to catch than people give him credit for. This game looked like his days at FSU, except he threw deep more often in college.

  38. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Barley – Problem with that is… the more you “show it,” the more the league sees actual completion of the deep ball by Smith is a joke so they don’t need to defend it. It’s actually better not to “show it,” so the underneath game can open up a little. Smith doesn’t even come close to completing deep passes. Kyle Williams in the Giants’ game? He was wide, wide open and Smith overthrew him by five or ten yards. Ted Ginn in the Raven game? That ball was severely under thrown. Ginn made a play and Chilo was called for a BS illegal block. Smith’s deep and mid-to-deep passes are pathetic. Can’t win Super Bowls with a qb who has a broken arm and doesn’t know it. I wouldn’t even attempt deep passes either if I was Harbaugh and Roman. The only time I would call deep passes was when we really, really needed it, and I’d have serious contingent plays in mind for 3rd and 10. The only chance the 49ers have for a big play is a wheel route or a long run. How do I know? Because before Harbaugh there were never big plays on offense, and after Harbaugh, wheel routes and long runs were the only big plays… oh yeah, and the TE “oh shoot,” play. Smith’s “big plays,” are gimmicks because that’s all he’s capable of. Randy Moss could be a “jump ball,” kind of receiver, and if Alex under throws Moss, all the better. But I’m betting the 49ers are saving jump balls to Moss for big games. Completing those, however, will be interesting.

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The problem with Gore’s fumble was we just got the ball at midfield. One play and we give up great field position. A huge momentum switch.

  40. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did we sign Peyton Manning yet?

  41. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Del – I’ve got two good movies for you: Winter’s Bone and Red Hill. Red Hill is like an Australian Rambo.

  42. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    And I have a serious question. Why don’t the Chicago Bears draft offensive linemen with their first pick in the draft every year for the next ten years? Sando said the 49ers should do that with a qb, the Bears should do it with O linemen. The Bears consistently have horrific linemen and they never seem to address it. Chilo Rachal is starting for them… or was. How do you let that happen every year?

  43. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    They traded two first rounders for Jay Cutler, Al.
    There’s no accounting for stupid.

  44. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    They had the 19th overall in 2012, and drafted an OLB. In 2011 they had the 29th (or close) and they did draft an OT, but they clearly aren’t making offensive line a priority. If I was the Bears’ GM, first I’d call Baalke and laugh at him for having Alex Smith anchored to his legacy, then I’d use every damn first round pick on O linemen until my line wasn’t such a joke.

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was one of few, if possibly the only on the blogs that told every one that the Bears screwed up by trading for Cutler. GeoMac and Del were all over me for that observation.

  46. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I fought Geo tooth and nail over that one, Reno. They also tossed in Orton and I believe a 4th (?)rounder.

  47. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I just turned on PBS only to find that they’re honoring Will Ferrell with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. What an effing joke. I think you guys know how much I enjoy, appreciate and respect good humor, but Will Ferrell is a comedic farce. Nothing but a hack.
    Last week at this same very time I was watching my same PBS channel and thoroughly enjoying the San Francisco Opera House production of Mozart’s, “The Magic Flute.” Some weeks you win, and some weeks you lose…

  48. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Will Ferrell can be funny, but he’s kind of a sellout now. The Campaign was horrific.
    The Cutler argument is a lot like the Locker situation. There’s talent there with both of them, but all the pieces aren’t there. Get the pieces and who knows what happens.

  49. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Cutler is on or off.

  50. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, I think I’ll pass on the “Red Hill,” but “Winter’s Bone” looks intriguing. Reminds me a bit of “Hanna” from last year. You might like giving that action/crime/mystery a try. The young girl who played the lead did an excellent job.
    Did you ever get around to watching “Now, Voyager” starring Bette Davis? I distinctly remember recommending that picture to you over two years ago back on your blog. I just watched it again last month. Classic.
    “The Untold Want”
    The untold want by life and land ne’er granted,
    Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find. ~Walt Whitman.

  51. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    There’s no mystery in my untold want. I WANT to seek and find Alex Smith and send him on a voyage to Never Never Land that will grant me some piece of mind.

  52. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Whitman’s untold want was a sixteen foot black penis.

  53. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    To answer your question, Del – No, I didn’t watch Now, Voyager. I will, I promise. One night I’ll find it and watch it. And I have watched Hanna – chic’s a blonde haired ninja. Red Hill’s a good movie. It’s not gory, it’s just good. It’s got interesting actors and a unique story line. If you like Winter’s Bone, you’ll like Red Hill. Winter’s Bone was the best movie I’ve seen since There Will Be Blood, and Red Hill was second.
    And on a separate note, I did for the first time, just watch “Gone With the Wind.” Now I know why Twinfan was talking about Taffeta. At the time I really thought he was biting pillows (actually, that hasn’t changed but now I see he’s a romantic pillow biter). Anyway… Good flick. (I’m sure saying Gone with the Wind was a “good flick,” ranks somewhere up there with Unca’s insights regarding anything – actually, he’s probably pretty insightful about what meds not to mix, but I digress).

  54. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Frankly, Alex Smith, I don’t give a damn.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Anybody in their late 30’s plus who just watched Gone With The Wind for the first time is cinematically challenged.
    Especially when you admit to paying money to see “The Campaign”

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In case you haven’t seen this I would highly recommend it as worth seeing.

    I enjoyed this movie when I was a kid and since we played them I watched it again last week

  57. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I saw two movies from around 1940 about 15 years ago. Gone With The Wind was one and I could stop laughing. I guess women overacting was big then. Vivian Leigh was acting like a modern woman on valium and alcohol. Casablanca was the other movie and it was incredible. One of the great movies I had ever seen. The song from Gone With The Wind was the best part of that movie. That is a great song.

  58. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t you just love the sounds of French Horns!
    Speaking of great songs from movies, Del played this here the other day. The triplets are outstanding in this song:

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You want to talk about french horns? Doesn’t get better than this and I know everyone is familar because they’ve used it
    during the Niner Super Bowl Years.
    I saw it when it came out in the ’60s. Cinerama. It was a big deal then but just like Dolby it’s a relic.

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Berg’s I think it was more like everyone thought the Cutler trade was a joke. I sure did. Like the Dodger debacle this past baseball season, they both gave up way too much for nothing. Cutler is weak sauce. He’s always pointing fingers at everyone else.

  61. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, thanks for the heads up on “The Vikings.” Haven’t seen that picture. Sure has a great cast. That movie is definitely right up my alley.
    But we saw enough of the Vikings last week in Minnesota. I guess since we’re playing the Jets tomorrow this week’s movie should be “West Side Story.”

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Do you remember seeing this epic?

  63. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    What’s next, the sound of music.

  64. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I prefer Repo Man.
    Any movie with Harry Dean Stanton is a winnner.

  65. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Sophia never looked better in “El Cid.”
    Chuck, I see your Harry Dean Stanton and raise you a Bruce Campbell.

  66. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Since we’re playing the Jets, how about this movie depicting the Jets players after we get done with them. The Jets players are the one’s in the body bags. We’re going to beat thm so bad our players are going to feel bad about taunting them:

  67. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How the West Was Won is a classic song. Try This one:

  68. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    T’underen Jaysus! Another pint o’ plain and point me to the 49er blog.

  69. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Good Lard T’underen Jaysus! When you find it let me know.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On FX right now is the Baylor-West Virginia game. At the start of the 4th quarter W VA leads
    Geno Smith the W Va QB has 490 yds
    passing and has thrown 6 TD passes
    with an rntire quarter to play.
    Geno Smith is a senior and might be a name at QB nobody’s really heard. He also might be a “system” QB

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jeez while I was typing Geno Smith just threw another TD this one 87 yards.
    He now has 577 yds passing and 7 TDs

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Geeno Smith started this run of great games last year. He hit everybody’s radar after his first game this year. I heard some experts talking about him yesterday. They were saying he gets most of his yards by throwing to wide open receivers short and getting a ton of YAC. I watched his hi-lite reel just now and saw 3 nice deep balls. Those experts might want to look again. He sure has a quick release.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve heard of him because he’s in the Big 12. He has good size 6’3″ 225 but one of his WRs Stedman Bailey has 303 tds and 5 TD catches.
    The guy who should’ve come out last year is Landry Jones QB of OU,
    He might have played himself out of the first round.
    Texas hosts W VA next Saturday and will be a test for Geno Smith.
    Draft another Smith for the Niners? Sounds like a plan.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That should read 303 yds and not tds. OOps, otherwise we’d really have a story.

  75. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Last year Landry Jones looked good at the beginning of the year and then went down hill fast. I’m guessing the opposition learned to cover the few routes he throws well. I don’t think he would have gone in the top 3 rounds last year and I was thinking that was why he came back for is senior year. I haven’t watched him this year but last year he did not throw the ball over the top. His style of throwing makes him inaccurate.

  76. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you’re watching and lauding over another QB named Smith?
    You’re wasting your time.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger and I were talking about
    Smith and Jones.
    Where’s Wesson when you need him?

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A lot of you seemed very impressed with the Seahags 8 sacks in the first half against the pack.
    I checked out their previous 2 games and they had one sack each
    against the Cards and Cowpokies for a total of 9 yards.
    Their game against the Pack was just an anomaly where the Pack had the wrong gameplan and blocking scheme. This was evidenced by the Seahags officially having one sack although it was a QB run for a loss of half a yard.
    Seattle should not be taken lightly but the Niners are still superior to them in all 3 phases of the game.

  79. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This next comment courtesy of your friendly Mayan neighbor…
    The Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 and leading the NFC West.
    The end has past near, it’s menacing around second and heading home to imminent.

  80. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Son of a bitch. “passed” I read my comment three times and still didn’t catch my error.
    PASS me another Vicodin and vodka chaser.

  81. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Bullit. Your Texa$ vs Okie St. coming up next on FOX. Should be a good one. There sure was a shitload of movement on the betting line. The Longhorns opened up as a 2 pt. dog, and now are a 2 1/2 pt. favorite. That’s a 4 1/2 pt. swing. That’s HUGE.
    I’ve been around the betting block long enough to espouse this doctrine: 9/10 the public is WRONG.
    The public is taking the Longhorns? How bout dem (Oklahoma St.) Cowboys!

  82. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    69 yd TD run. How bout dem Cowboys!

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s see if the Horns make the correct adjustments at halftime
    and stop Hunter’s replacement Randle from running crazy on them.
    Texas should be leading 28-17 but their star receiver dropped a sure TD.
    Tough road with Texas playing W Va, Okiehomer and Baylor in the next 3 weeks.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In ESPN FF what happened? 7 points to make up, you had Rodgers and I had Crosby a kicker.
    I had all buit conceded and yet somehow you came up short.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Rogers laid another egg for my fantasy teams(s). I had all but conceded the win to myself before the MNF game even started. Oops.
    Aaron Rodgers is killing my teams up to now. I’m so pissed off at how my FF teams are performing now that I feel like telling them, you and everyone else…

  86. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Like I’ve been telling Berger on the phone for the past (right usage this time :D) 4-5 years…”Learn how to tackle!”
    Obviously no one has taken heed to my word. Especially these Longhorns and Cowboys tonight.
    Learn how to tackle!!!

  87. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Guess who just woke up? That’s right, Frank the Cat. Believe you me. Frank knows how to tackle. Frank is straight out of the Ronnie Lott School of tackling…HIT SOMEBODY!!!
    Frank is lovin’ himself this 4th Q of the Longhorns and Cowboys. Frank says they still don’t know how to tackle, but it’s exciting and thrilling nonetheless.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll take the win on the road. Okie St hadn’t lost at home in 2 years. Exciting game.
    Next week against W Va should be interesting. Horns might be an underdog at home.
    Dennis want to trade? I’ll give you Romo for Rodgers. Think about it and let me know.

  89. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, congrats to you and your Longhorns for holding on to win 41-36. The game had its moments, but it was even more messy then what I could imagine. But a win is a win. Good luck to you and your Longhorns the rest of the way.
    I still don’t think your team is top 10 material. But Berger will tell me otherwise. And, sorry. But I’m NOT an Erin Andrews fan. Cheap knock-off is the word of the day.
    I dare any of you to confront and face in hostility my Frank the Cat. It’s over. Punch and Judy says it’s time to rock and roll…
    Frank the Cat. Period. End of Sentence.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Texas got away with a fumble on the goal line at the end. No question the runner fumbled. Were those replacement refs?

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    No clear video evidence so play stands. Cry me a river. On 50/50 calls guess who I’m favoring?


    Texas is a year away and has some
    major growth left. In this gauntlet of 4 tough games I’d be happy with 3-1.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Game day!!!
    Niners rout JEST 27-13

  93. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Got a feeling NJ49er is in this photo from Maiocco:

  94. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t see some of the faces very well but I don’t see NJ49er in that picture.

  95. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- It’s OK to be a homer but you know Texas lost that fumble. By rule they got the call.

  96. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    21-17 J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets! Did you expect anything less?

  97. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Stop Frank Gore, you stop the 49ers. Alex Smith sucks.

  98. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting that Kaep is throwing deep to Moss off play action….. hmmmmm….. wonder why?

  99. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Then Manningham beats Wilson and Smith overthrows Manningham by five yards. Time to punt. Classic Alex Smith. Kaep in the game for two plays and both plays were explosive… triple option, then deep ball to Moss in triple coverage that Moss still had a shot at. When Smith was in the game, Frank Gore carried the team. It’s just a matter of time, peeps. Just a matter of time before Kaep takes over.

  100. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, you must be creaming in your jeans. TD Kaep!
    FU Alex supporters. You don’t see Brady, Brees, Rodgers and the Mannings getting replaced on 3rd and goal.

  101. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Smith sacked on back to back plays. The guy couldn’t avoid a glacier. Field goal attempt because Alex Smith sucks. If that was Kaep, we’d still be driving. And now Akers misses a field goal.

  102. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree wide open along the sidelines…. Smith overthrows him by five yards. 49ers forced to punt.

  103. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith isn’t athletic enough to jump over a DE on the qb keeper…. now they need to kick a field goal. Classic Smith. Kaep would have jumped over the guy and he’d still be running. Smith? Field goal.

  104. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers 34 – Albert 0.

  105. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    The result is 34-0 Skeebs, but Smith had an ordinary game.

  106. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You miss the point, 12th.

  107. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Which is?

  108. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Smith had a horrible game. Harbaugh and Roman clearly understand they need to add gimmicks to compensate for Smith. End arounds, options, fly sweeps…. anything to compensate for Alex Smith’s absolute diarrhea on the field. It’s only a matter of time before Kaep completely takes over.

  109. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers 34 – Albert 0 – 12th ???

  110. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    oh, the obvious, yes I got it the first time thx.

  111. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Stinky, he didn’t have a horrible game, he did his usual thing. I liked they took a few deep shots, connect or not you can get a PI call or at the least the D has to account for it. Kap made some good plays too.

  112. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If Alex had diarrhea, Sanchez had the effing cholera. Can’t wait to hear about the NY media feeding frenzy tomorrow.
    Fortunately, Alex’s diarrhea seems to continue to be good for about 12-4 and a first round bye. Harbaugh-Ball is frustrating to watch, but it works. Only question is can we win three straight in the playoffs against teams that don’t suck the shit out of dead sheep. I know what Spit thinks.
    I *do* think Kaep has a hell of a future. But I don’t believe Harbaugh is ready for ‘the future is now’ this year. But I do think it is coming.

  113. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Like any team, the QB position is constantly evaluated, a few poor performances and Kap is in, not sure he is really ready though. It’s one thing to come in for a play or 2 and quite another to be the QB, especially once there is film on him. He does have a lot of tools though, I think the clock is ticking.

  114. robNo Gravatar says:

    anybody else here still on the 49ers superbowl bandwagon

  115. robNo Gravatar says:


    see colin SPECIAL K capernic get in the game today !

  116. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We’re 3-1 and just won a 34 point shutout victory. So, yeah, I still think we have a very good shot. Injuries between now and January will have an effect that is greater than the gaps between the 8 or so teams at the top right now. That could clear the field for us. Or it could ruin our season. Just got to play the hand and see how it goes.

  117. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, Spit thinks Colin K. stands for *Kaopectate* for our Alexitis!


  118. robNo Gravatar says:

    GRUMPY !

    we could easily have won 41-0 if we wanted to !

    imo we have a super bowl favorite here !

    who’s going to beat us !

    old man brady and new england ? two time superbowl losers .

    1-3 green bay , the team we just whooped in green bay ?

    new orleans ???

    the lucky giants who are trying to repeat ?

    looks good for us imo !

    it’s a great day to be a niners fan !

    oh , btw 3-1 over 16 games adds up to 12-4 ! pretty damm good !

  119. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, I’m not all that worried about any of those teams. The ones that worry me right now are Houston, Baltimore and Atlanta. In any event, it’s about who is playing better in January. We have a good shot, and that’s all you can ask for.

  120. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    41-0, nothing.
    Colin took a dive at the end. We missed a TD to Moss, Kaep threw it a little short. We missed two FGS.

    Even without breaking a sweat, it could have been 54-0.
    Not because we are *that* good, but because Mark Sanchez distorts the space-time continuum from his colossal suckitude. He is New York’s own black hole. He looks like the 2005 or 2007 version of Alex out there. No clue, no time, no hope.
    Maybe if Rexy did some of that coaching shit with him, instead of being a giant flatulent egotistical asshole… but no, that would never work.
    I heart NY when it sucks.

  121. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:… music to my effing ears…
    Rex Ryan: New York Jets got ‘ass kicked’ by 49ers

    Rex Ryan had one of his signature moments during his postgame interview after the San Francisco 49ers destroyed his New York Jets 34-0 on Sunday.

    “I was going to say we got our butt kicked, but really, we got our ass kicked,” the Jets’ coach said. “There’s no two ways, ins or outs about it.

    “Here’s the recipe for getting your ass kicked, all right: 2 for 13 on third down. That’s 15 percent. Four turnovers. A blocked punt when they rush one guy. And giving up 245 yards rushing. How’s that for a recipe?”

    Don’t forget shoddy quarterback play.

    Nothing went well for the Jets. Starter Mark Sanchez (13-of-29 passing) threw for 103 yards and an interception, had a 39.9 passer rating and was sacked three times in the first half. He also lost one of the Jets’ three fumbles. But the loss wasn’t just on the offense.

    Cornerback Kyle Wilson let receivers get behind him three times, but he was fortunate with incomplete passes. The Jets’ vaunted defense couldn’t defend the run, and they let the 49ers methodically put points on the board. The score would have been worse if David Akers hadn’t missed two field-goal attempts.

    Ryan deserved to be ticked off.

    “Obviously unacceptable,” Ryan said. “We got to look at it. It starts with the coaches. (The players) are not going to be in on Monday or Tuesday. They’ve got to dig deep and look down at themselves, and we have to look as coaches at what we’re doing.

    “I’ve never given up so many rushing yards in my life. So what can we do to help? We can’t just say it’s poor tackling or this or that. There must be something to it. So we’re going to find out. But clearly we’re not going to beat anybody when you play like that.

    “We couldn’t convert a third down. We couldn’t protect, and we struggled running the football. Other than that … I don’t know.”

    The game was so lopsided that Fox switched away with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter to show the competitive Carolina Panthers-Atlanta Falcons game. MetLife Stadium echoed with boos in the second half, and there was only a ring of red 49ers fans left for the final minutes.

  122. robNo Gravatar says:


    ” Spit thinks ”

    OOPS you’re cut off !

  123. robNo Gravatar says:


    ” Rob, I’m not all that worried about any of those teams. The ones that worry me right now are Houston, Baltimore and Atlanta. In any event, it’s about who is playing better in January. We have a good shot, and

    that’s all you can ask for. ”


    HOUSTON has potential ! we’ll see if they’re for real come playoff time !

    atlanta is always a question mark !

    to me niners ravens would be awesome! imho it might just be us vs. either new england or baltimore this year ! as far as i’m concerned we can beat both !!!

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners didn’t really need to pass today. 26 first downs and over 260 yds rushing. Niners had the ball 14 mins longer than the Jest.
    Niners took care of the ball and we we ended up crushing the Jest
    by 34 points and were merciful
    when Kap could have walked into the endzone.
    Nothing left to say except great win and way to bounce back.

  125. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    It’s just so obvious to me that Kaep will start at some point this season, AND that he’ll be the qb in the playoffs. Spitblood and Jim Harbaugh agree that Alex Smith cannot win a Super Bowl. Right now we are starting to see the transition from Smith to Kaep. You might not want to admit it to yourself or this blog, but right now we are witnessing the transition from Smith to Kaep. Alex Smith is garbage and Jim Harbaugh knows it. Like Del pointed out – in the red zone you don’t replace a “good,” qb, but you also don’t go to Duke University to checkout Peyton. We were discussing the deep ball this week on this blog. Kaep threw deep to Moss. Wonder why Smith didn’t? It’s because Smith has a broken arm and he’s left handed. Alex Smith can’t throw deep, and he can’t score points. The two plays I just outlined are evidence that the transition from Smith to Kaep is here. It’s not “coming,” it’s “here.”

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Way to project. Why don’t you tell us about your nightly phone calls to Harbaugh where you discuss strategy and he ask you for advice?
    This is what happens when you catch a STD and leave it untreated.
    You missed one minor detail. Kaepernick threw into triple coverage and someone else was open 20 yards downfield.
    You will lose in the NFL more often than not when 3 defenders are covering your receiver.

  127. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    It’s funny Unca that you read me because I don’t read you…

  128. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Great win but our receivers dropped at least three passes on third down. Crabtree dropped a slant on the first drive of the game that was an easy 1st down and a possible TD. Manningham did not catch a bomb down the right sideline. He put out one arm and didn’t even fully extend it. He did touch that pass with a bent arm. That was a missed TD. Delanie Walker dropped a couple. The 3rd down drop clanked off his face mask. All three drops ended drives. We won big so maybe nobody noticed the drops but in a close game those hurt a lot.

  129. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You gotta feel for Sanchez. He is usually under pressure and doesn’t have open receivers to throw to. The fans should boo the coaches.

  130. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Berger…. it musta been the drops. LMAO!

  131. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Sanchez is the worst qb in the NFL… worse than Kolb.

  132. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Stinky- Nobody wanted Sanchez more than you when he got drafted.

  133. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Smith played just fine. When your team rushes for over 250 yards the passing game shouldn’t screw it up by trying risky throws.

  134. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Lol…. whatever, Berger. That’s a common ABAS misconception. I want anyone other than Smith. I was interested in Sanchez because he’s Mexican. I thought his heritage would make him play with some extra fire. I was wrong. “Show me someone who laughs when losing and I’ll show you a loser.” That guy is the worst qb in football with Kolb, Freeman and Alex Smith getting serious consideration for runner up. And saying Smith played, “just fine,” makes a mockery of the works, “just fine.” He was horrid…. again.

  135. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    No NJ sighting yet. Hope you got out of the stadium healthy after that beatdown.

  136. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:


  137. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you watched the Packer-Aints game you would have seen Rodgers poked in the eye on a personal foul. That put the ball at the Aint’s 2 yd line 1st and goal.
    The GB backup QB Harrell comes into the game and trips trying to handoff the ball fumbling it and turning the ball over to the Aints. Unbelievable!

  138. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy out Tebowed Tebow!

  139. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If the playoffs started today we would be playing the Eagles in a wild card game.

  140. 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