Time for Some Ws

The long offseason is finally, mercifully concluded. The lads have put on the pads and now get down to the business of impressing a skeptical fan base.

To do that, for starters, they’ll need to clean up their act in the NFC West. They finished 1-5 last year and 1-5 the year before that. At the very least, they need to go 4-2. A sweep of the Cardinals and a split with the Rams and Seahawks. Then they need at least a 6-4 mark against the rest of the league.

Easy peasy. And the 49ers will have returned to the upper level of the NFL and the warm recesses of our thumping fanly hearts.

But, if the 49ers fail to accomplish both tasks, they will have to be considered a disappointment. The “faith” will not have returned to the “faithful.” And the hot seat will be placed under Kyle Shanahan come January.

If they accomplish one of the tasks, they’ll be seen by the dreaded faint praise as a team “making progress.”

Which of the tasks would be more progressful than the other? It would have to be 4-2 in the division. You can’t get anywhere in this league if you can’t control your own division.

Any way you look at it, the days of gaining sustenance from hard fought losses and scrappy defeats are long past their due date. It’s time for Shanahan and the team to prove their worth on the field.

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24 comments on “Time for Some Ws
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Morning Skeebs- So what you are saying is that if the 9ers don’t go at least 10-6 the season is basically a dud and that both KS and Lynch are failures. And, the fan base will just have to understand the franchise sucks. Ok, I can understand the impatience and I know it’s year 3 for this regime. But I still think we have to go on a game to game analysis. It’s the NFL, things happen. We will know what we are like while watching the games, if were having fun it’s ok and if not then count the times you have to get away from your tv set. That has always been my indicator

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m saying if we don’t go 10-6, with a dominant D-line, elite pass rushers, and a multi-versatile offense, then Shanahan and his coaches are not getting the most out of the roster.

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    KS stays no matter what. There is no salary cap on coaching staff so hire some guru to fill for whatever unit fails.

    Jimmy needs to avoid extended scrambles. Worried about interior pass rush and our IOL. Scan scheme save him from injury.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs- totally agree about our defense. If they can’t get it done then Saleh is probably gone, and rightly so. At this point I have no idea how our offense is gonna be. sometimes Jimmy looks great and other times no so, the only thing I know for sure about him is that he’s a gamer. Our run game should be exceptional this year if they hold up. And, if they do it should take some of the pressure on Jimmy. If he gets hammered like last year then he won’t last long. That’s the one thing that Alex Smith had going for him is that he could take a punch.

  5. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    For Yorkie to fire yet ANOTHER coach this soon would be too much of a dumpster fire even for Yorktown, Inc. No matter how bad it goes, I’d bet KS is back for 2020. 2021, though, would be another matter.

    But short of another injury shitstorm, I think bad would be more in the realm of 6-10 than 0-16. Expected more like 9-7. Anything better would be golden. Still have to forge a competent NFL offensive line. Especially with Weaseley Crutchberg on the sidelines at center, not expecting that this year.

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    From today:

    “Guard Joshua Garnett did not practice for the third consecutive day after sustaining a dislocated ring finger on his right hand in practices Saturday and Sunday.”

    See ya, Joshua. Write if you get work.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    HOF game on tonight NBC 5pm Pacific Time

    Football (practice) is finally here again.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The season is 17 weeks.
    I’ll define success for the Niners as being in contention for a playoff spot and relevant in weeks 16 & 17 against the Rams and the Seahags.

    And Phuck The Rams!!!

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nostalgia time. Amazing article by David Lombardi of The Athletic. A good read for the old timers who remember Kezar and Redwood City.

    Tucked away from Redwood City’s main thoroughfares, nestled amidst tall trees at one end of suburban Red Morton Park, the decaying two-story building at 711 Nevada St. is still functional as an extension of an adjacent senior center.

    An unassuming staircase juts from the back of structure, leading from the second floor down to a large field below. On a sunny day in July, former 49ers running back Bill Ring, who played for the team from 1981-86, walked from a small, musty office through a narrow hallway to these outdoor stairs.

    When he reached it, Ring stopped to soak in the view — and to say farewell. The former headquarters of one of the NFL’s great dynasties appears headed for the wrecking ball.

    It’s tough to imagine now, but that cramped office once belonged to Bill Walsh. And the rusted handrail atop the steps that Ring was now revisiting? That was Walsh’s domain, too. The legendary coach would often lean there during parts of 49ers practice, observing the birth of a powerhouse below him.

    “This is the spot,” Ring said of Walsh. “You’d see Bill walk out, right up here, and watch.”

    The likes of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice would scurry about on the unusual field — one part 60 yards of Astroturf, another section 40 yards of natural grass — as they launched their careers into the orbit of the Hall of Fame.

    The building at 711 Nevada, once called the Morabito Memorial Fieldhouse, served as the 49ers’ team facility for more than three decades. But now, just like Candlestick Park before it, its days are numbered. The 49ers won their first two of five Super Bowls while based here in Redwood City before moving to their current Santa Clara digs in 1988 — and most might not even know this place still exists.

    That’s a pity, because the building is a time capsule of sorts, a throwback to a simpler time when one of the most powerful teams of NFL history could train in a city park. Nowadays, it’s unfathomable that this rickety old place, with its public parking lot, shoddy plumbing and deteriorating ceilings, could host those illustrious 49ers.

    “It’s like the facility didn’t match the team,” said Kevin Doyle, the 49ers beat writer for the Peninsula Times-Tribune from 1985-88. “The team was the team of the ’80s in the NFL, and here’s this facility that was antiquated at best, but it was also at one time considered one of the best facilities in the NFL, believe it or not.”

    It was modern back when the 49ers first moved into the building in 1956, renting it from Redwood City for $1,750 a year. According to newspaper records from that time, construction cost $20,394. The structure took just three months to build, making the 49ers’ move from San Francisco’s Seals Stadium — their previous training site that has since been demolished and is now a shopping center — a quick one.

    Today, 711 Nevada is likely in its final months of existence. Development plans for a new senior center and YMCA complex have been moving through the Redwood City approvals process, with the final go-ahead from the city council expected this fall. Demolition of the old facility, if all proceeds at the current pace, is expected around the start of the year.

    So on a bright summer day earlier this month, The Athletic visited the aging building with Ring and Jerry Walker, now the team archivist at the 49ers Museum and formerly the team’s director of public relations.

    Standing on the former practice field, Walker pointed up to that back staircase and remembered a story about Walsh from a minicamp before the 1981 season. That was the year Walker replaced Brian Billick — who’d go on to be a Super Bowl-winning coach — as the 49ers’ assistant PR director (Walker would be promoted to PR director in 1984).

    Walsh had been perched at his usual spot atop the staircase.

    “You see that blonde-haired guy?” Walsh asked Walker, pointing at a player below. “He’s going to be a lot better than you think he is.”

    That player: Ring, now 62, who has remained in the Bay Area working in finance since his football career ended.

    Not long after Walsh complimented him, Ring made the 49ers’ 1981 roster. The franchise won its first Super Bowl that season. The local kid, nicknamed “Billy” or “Ringer” around the 49ers’ facility, had made it. Ring had attended Carlmont High School in Belmont, and he’d even played a 1975 game against St. Francisco’s St. Ignatius High at Kezar Stadium.

    Six years later, Ring suited up for the home team at Candlestick, and he stuck with the 49ers through the 1986 season, winning two rings and becoming a fan favorite as a special teams ace along the way.

    Ring’s NFL story started and finished in Redwood City. He made the team and signed his first contract in general manager John McVay’s office, which had a wet bar and a big window overlooking the field on the south side of the building. Walsh’s office was on the opposite end of a narrow, slightly creaky hallway, and that’s where Ring’s NFL career ended after the 1986 season.

    So as he returned to the place where this all happened, Ring reminisced about some of the untold stories of the 49ers’ 1980s, moving from room to room of the old Redwood City facility for likely the final time.

    Up until a few years ago, Walsh’s office was laid out exactly as it was during the coach’s tenure, essentially frozen in time with a desk up against the window, two chairs for visitors, and a couch along the back wall. There’s a partial representation of the office’s layout at the 49ers Museum at Levi’s Stadium now.

    “If he called you into this office and had you sit on the couch, you were OK,” Walker said of 49ers players who visited Walsh. “But if he called you and you had to sit in one of those two chairs …”

    That meant that bad news was coming.

    And that’s exactly how Ring’s career ended when Walsh cut him some 32 years ago. Ring remembered that moment, standing on the same dark brown rug that adorned the office floor back when it was Walsh’s base. The room has since been reorganized to serve as the office of the Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, which help seniors in assisted living.

    “I’ll never forget the conversation,” Ring said of Walsh. “He said, ‘Bill, I’m doing you a favor.’ And it didn’t feel like a favor. But he was probably right. I was able to get (into the post-NFL working world) sooner rather than later — and I left healthy. But it was a hard conversation. No one wants to get released.”

    Walsh wanted Ring to join the 49ers coaching staff. The running back initially declined, but he did work under Walsh several years later in 1993, when the coach was in his second stint at Stanford.

    The upstairs hallway connecting Walsh’s and McVay’s former offices passes by rooms once occupied by 49ers’ assistant coaches. Near McVay’s end, there’s a door that opens to a large storage closet. Ring entered and saw dusty artifacts that took him right back to his playing days.

    “Wow!” Ring said, pointing at three disc-shaped objects. “That’s 16mm film. That’s the one we used to watch film on — that’s the real deal. And that’s an overhead projector.”

    It’s impossible to know which exact room that projector was used in back in the 49ers days, but there it was collecting dust next to those empty film reels, an absolute relic in this age of iPad playbooks and high-definition meeting room screens.

    A wooden ladder leads up through a hole in the ceiling of this storage room, ending in an attic that roasts in the summer heat. This loft is in total disarray now — there’s insulation ripped from the wood and hundreds of wires strewn about the floor, so it’s impossible to venture away from the ladder without getting tangled by cords.

    “But if you go up there into that attic, apparently some of the players went up there and carved their names up there, somewhere in the back,” Bruce Utecht, the manager of the Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, said as he guided our group through the building. “Joe Montana, Jerry Rice. I don’t know exactly where. But that’s the legend.”

    That was all upstairs, the part of the facility that 49ers’ players weren’t particularly fond of.

    “It was where a player never wanted to go,” Ring said. “You never wanted to get called upstairs. That meant that you were probably on your way out. John McVay would come down and say, ‘Coach Walsh wants to see you.’”

    So Ring spent the vast majority of his five years downstairs, where some remnants of the past remain. “San Francisco” remains emblazoned in large letters across the wall of the former weight room. It used to say “49ers” directly underneath that, but that part of the wall has since been replaced.

    There are no bench presses and squat racks in the former weight room. It’s set up as more of a classroom now.

    “I remember coming in, and there was a bench right over there, and Fred Dean was just smoking a cigarette,” Ring remembered of the Hall of Fame defensive end, pointing to one corner of the weight room. “What the heck? What’s he smoking a cigarette for?”

    It turns out that Dean and former 49ers receiver Freddie Solomon smoked cigarettes together in the training room at Candlestick Park, too. It was a different time, indeed.

    The facility’s main entrance and lobby are just north of the weight room, right by where former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.’s office used to be. Another narrow hallway passes by what used to be meeting rooms — the 49ers would use collapsable curtains to divide the rooms for smaller position-group sessions — and connects to the team’s former locker room, now a senior exercise center complete with workout equipment.

    Ring pointed to where his locker once was, right along the west wall, together with Roger Craig’s stall in the running backs section. The quarterbacks were up against a smaller north wall, so Montana and later Steve Young (who joined the 49ers in 1987, the team’s last season in Redwood City) had their lockers where a stair-climbing workout contraption and boxing speed bag reside today.

    Consider the 49ers’ posh digs at Levi’s Stadium now, and the whole setup — crammed under low, sagging ceilings — is especially surreal. And that’s before the plumbing situation at the former Redwood City facility is considered.

    “If you were flushing the toilet and someone was in the shower, you had to yell, or they’d get scalded,” Walker said with a laugh. “If you didn’t like them, you’d just flush.”

    Ring laughed as Walker remembered this.

    “FLUSHING!” Ring shouted out, imitating the yell that became customary among 49ers.

    Then, Ring shook his head and smiled as he surveyed the locker room of those 1980s 49ers.

    “Modern plumbing,” Ring said, chuckling.

    The equipment room was the late Chico Norton’s domain. It’s a small storage unit now, holding yoga mats and exercise blocks for the adjacent workout room, but back in the 49ers days, this was where the team’s former equipment manager suited players up.

    There are more visual reminders of a bygone era here: markers indicating pad sizes on the shelves and waist size numbers — “32” and “34” — hastily carved into the wood below where Norton stored those gold, red and white uniform pants.

    For Ring, the equipment room evoked a memory of the very beginning of his 49ers story, before he had established himself as a multiyear fixture with the squad. This one actually dated back to 1979, when Billick — a graduate assistant at BYU while Ring played his college ball there — invited Ring to the Redwood City facility for a tryout.

    About 300 players auditioned to join the 49ers then, but Walsh didn’t sign a single one of them at the time. Instead, Ring spent the 1980 preseason with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he survived until final roster cuts. Ring was already in the 49ers’ database following the 1979 tryout, and he parlayed his résumé into another opportunity with the team in 1981.

    That’s when Ring entered the Redwood City equipment room and asked Norton for a different pair of shoulder pads.

    “You won’t be here long anyway,” Norton responded gruffly to Ring as he tossed another pair of old pads the running back’s way. “Why don’t you just try these out?”

    Nice guy, Ring remembered thinking to himself.

    “But once you got to know him, you loved him,” Ring said of Norton. “When you proved yourself, he gave you all the new stuff, everything. But first, you had to prove yourself.”

    Ring eventually did prove himself. His five-year 49ers career defied Norton’s pessimism while also validating Walsh’s early in belief in him. It fulfilled the assertion Walsh made about Ring to Walker in 1981 on top of the staircase overlooking the practice field.

    “We recently had a neuroscientist come and speak for our client base,” Ring, now standing on Walsh’s elevated perch, looking down at his literal football proving grounds, said of his current job in finance. “And he said the best thing for the human brain is nostalgia. Well, I just got a dose of nostalgia.”

    With their explosion of success in the 1980s, the 49ers outgrew their old facility. By the end, the franchise had attached several portable trailers to the building at Red Morton Park, straining to enlarge its footprint to satisfy the demands of their growing operation.

    Redwood City did make some efforts to keep the team, but DeBartolo Jr. decided to move the operation to Santa Clara. The new (and current) facility cost about $6 million. The 49ers opened up shop there in 1988 and promptly won two more Super Bowls. Then, 26 years later, the 49ers opened Levi’s Stadium adjacent to the Santa Clara facility, moving several operations, including their locker room, into the new stadium.

    “(The Redwood City) facility could fit inside the current 49ers facility two to three times,” Walker said. “It could fit inside the weight room of the current 49ers facility.”

    Whereas there was only room for one irregular field in Redwood City, the spacious confines of Santa Clara allow for three fields.

    Still, despite its limitations, Redwood City offered a dynamic that simply couldn’t be replicated at the Santa Clara compound, a fiefdom of sorts that’s fenced in and separated from civilization at large. The old building, on the other hand, was fully immersed in the heart of the suburban community.

    “Forty Redwood City youngsters were swarming around the players and coaches asking for autographs,” the San Mateo Times reported in 1956 on the day after the 49ers first trained at 711 Nevada in front of about 500 fans.

    “There was no private parking,” Walker said. “If you were a player, you’d wait for a lady to leave and pull into her spot. If you were a kid wanting an autograph, you’d stick your hand through the gate.”

    Many 49ers players lived and remained on the Peninsula, even after their time with the team was finished. Local Redwood City establishments, particularly the nearby Canyon Inn, became iconic team hangouts — especially after promising to serve free food to 49ers players and staffers after wins during the 1981 season.

    “At the time, I didn’t think I was going to be giving away too much stuff,” Tim Harrison, the owner of Canyon Inn, said in this video. “But this was the ’81 Super Bowl-winning season. So, with my luck, we gave a lot of food away.”

    After that title run, the town even erected a large sign on El Camino Real reading “Redwood City: Home of the World Champion San Francisco 49ers.” The 711 Nevada St. address became synonymous with the franchise name, as Walker said that letters simply addressed to “Jerry Rice” and “Joe Montana” — without an address — would end up there.

    “And to this day, we get handwritten notes to Steve Young once or twice a year,” Utecht said of the small mail bin at the Redwood City building.

    Speaking of that mail bin, it’s right near the front door, so I took a quick peek at it on my way out of the 49ers’ old facility. There was an unopened letter from the Sheraton Vacation Club sitting at the top, addressed to a famous recipient:

    The building that housed the birth of 49ers’ greatness will soon be gone, but some connections may never die.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After reading that article I am stoked and ready for football season to start.

    Bring on the Cowgurls!!! And Phuck the Rams!

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Unfortunately the HOF game was a clunker with backups playing from the beginning. Watched 10 mins and had to turn it off.
    Most interesting thing about the game was Fangio in hi head coaching debut had kidney stones and was gutting it out on the sideline.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Believe me I feel for him. Had both my kidneys worked on for massive amount of stones. Not fun. Always thought Fangio would have made a great Niner head coach.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Just listened to day 1 draft podcast from NN on Nick Bosa.

    They rated him very high. Athleticism great with shuttle and 10 yard split in 40 for 74% of an EDGE at combine. Hand technique exceptional with both inside and outside moves. Win Rate 25% in college and that is elite.

  14. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    As the season approaches, I’m reading Nate Jackson’s memoir “Slow Getting Up.” Really quite a good read, if you are interested in the inner workings of the NFL. Though he played for the Broncos, there’s a Niners connection, as he started his career there, and Bill Walsh helped him get a job with Shanahan’s Broncos. If you’re looking for a detailed read, I recommend it.

    As for the Niners, right now I’m feeling deeply pessimistic about the year. I can’t quantify the reasons for my skepticism, but I’m not feeling like the team is going to do better than last year’s 6-10. Hope I feel better about the season after some preseason action.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With addition of Ford and Bosa the pass rush is going to be a force which has been sorely lacking. T Dline should feast on apposing QBs this year
    From Kawakami who writes this in The Athletic

    When you see Dee Ford jogging from station to station during 49ers training camp, nine times out of 10, Nick Bosa is right behind him, always keeping a respectful distance but also looking like he’s attached by an irreversible NFL gravitational force.
    When Ford is on the field stretching, there’s Bosa right behind him, not exactly copying everything he does but not exactly not-copying Ford, either. When Ford is lined up in a drill, there’s Bosa glancing over from his spot for clarity or confirmation. When Ford and Bosa are temporarily out of a drill, Bosa habitually wanders over to Ford for a quiet word or two.
    “Me and Nick? Yeah, it’s a beautiful situation, man,” Ford said after a recent practice. “There’s a lot of chemistry. That’s my guy.”
    It’s pretty simple: Bosa wants to put together a pass-rushing career just like Ford is crafting right now and that common ground fused them almost from the start of their 49er careers in the spring.
    They do not have similar backgrounds. Ford grew up in rural Alabama; Bosa grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with a superstar older brother. There’s more than a six-year age difference. Ford’s been through five seasons in the AFC West cauldron with the Chiefs, registering a career-high 13 sacks last season. Bosa was a star at Ohio State but missed most of 2018 with a core-muscle injury.
    But from almost the moment they met at 49ers headquarters, after Ford was acquired in March and Bosa was drafted in April, the potential bookend pass rushers figured out that they were going to get along just fine. Which maybe was what you would’ve predicted or maybe it wasn’t.
    “Just when he showed up,” Ford said. “First impression, just good vibes. He’s a good person. Just from Day 1, man.”
    The interesting thing I found out from Bosa this week: He sort of planned this from afar, at least his role as a pupil learning from a proven alpha sack man, even before he ended up with the 49ers. While Bosa was preparing for the draft last winter and spring, he had an idea of where he might go — to the 49ers with the No. 2 overall pick — and, once they acquired Ford from the Chiefs, how this dual attack might flourish.
    Go to the 49ers. Play with Ford. Chase the QB together. Form the backbone of a great defense and maybe win a lot of big games. Wouldn’t that be pretty great?
    “Even before I got drafted by the Niners, I had an idea that it was possible that I’d end up here,” Bosa told me earlier this week. “So in free agency, they picked him up. Everybody’s texting me like, ‘Aw, man, they’re not going to take you now!’ I was just thinking to myself, what if they do take me? We get to play together.
    “(With the Chiefs last year), he was in the same division as my brother (Joey, a Chargers defensive end). Last year, I got to watch pretty much every one of my brother’s games and I got to watch (Ford). I only watch pass rushers when I watch football. So I watched him and Justin Houston for the Chiefs, and I just love what he does technique-wise. Speed. He uses great power.
    “And just to be able to see it in practice situations, just to see how it works … obviously, I’m just a rookie and I’m going to take everything I possibly can from him because he’s a vet. He just signed a second contract. He’s where all of us want to be. Coming off a huge year. So he’s a great role model as a person and obviously as a player.”

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bosa hits the ground running from day 1. Assume he plays like a vet in week1, soaking up and incorporating tweeks in technique in next 5 weeks.

    Instant high quality production. Helps Lynch live down the Solomon Thomas mistake. Other 3 DL help Thomas and Armstead upgrade their performance to Rd 1 expecting altho Thomas will never be a franchise impact performer that a #3 should be.

    Looks like he will make the biggest impact of any player in this year’s draft class. QWilliams still injured I believe and will need to march up the learning curve. Kyle Murray probably comes out average and has to transcend a bad OL to boot.

    Bosa and Buckner will demand double teams and max protection. Easier for LB’s and Dee Ford and Thomas/Armstead to do their jobs.

  17. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If we can stay somewhat injury free our defense should be well above average. It sure would be fun to watch a good D again.

  18. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    This team reminds me a bit of the 1976 team that looked really good early but came up a little short in the playoff hunt. Potentially terrific defensive line. Probably inadequate offensive line. But, we have a better kicker (damned Mike-Mayer cost us three games that year), and Garoppolo *should* be better at QB than a gun-shy Jim Plunkett was in ’76. Will that be enough?

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    D is looking a lot better but it was paid for.

    35 to 36 mil salary cap and budget for DeFo. DLine costing a lot and solid depth. Will save $$ by letting AA go to FA and maybe get a 3rd RD comp.

    This is why splurging on DB’s in offseason is risky. Only so much salary cap available. DB’s are the most injury prone unit in NFL. Better to spend on front 7 and draft and develop DB’s.

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bosa DROY. Find out in December.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brick by Brick Niners promo video


  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Problem solved? Keep an eye on TMoore. Could have spent 20 mil a year on Earl Thomas (thanks baltimorebeatdown). Could have spent big on Tre Boston.

    This guy is 3 more years on his 3rd RD rookie contract.


  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Say what you will about last season. We got #2, #36, #67, and paid for Dee Ford and Tevin Coleman because of it. Jet McKinnon IR pushed us to get Coleman. No edge rush pushed us to get Ford and #2 Bosa.

    Even with those 2nd half wins we still got OAK to win at the end and give us #2. We bested OAK with McGlinchey at #9 in 2018 for best OT and got Bosa leaving Sweat and Ferrill as consolation.

  24. 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