Training Camp 2015

The 2014 offseason will close up shop this weekend, taking its rightful place among the darkest chapters in 49er history. A truly ghastly effort by the dirtbag young owner and an insult to 49er fans everywhere.

Next up, two weeks of Training Camp leading into the 2015 preseason games. I’d expect the team to look decent in these four fake games, as they face vanilla defenses and offenses. Jim Tomsula and his staff will try hard to convince fans that they know what they’re doing, and they will want the team to experience the feeling of being winners.

For some fans, the 2015 regular season will be about coming to grips with reality. We’ll have trauma teams available to help these poor souls in their journey back toward sanity.

For the rest of us, this year will not be about playoffs or postseason or Super Bowls. All that went out the window last January. No, 2015 will give us a definitive look at the work of GM Trent Baalke, whose 2013 – 2015 drafts will be on full display.

From the 2013 class, only FS Eric Reid has been a starter. His first year was good and his second year so-so. He’s also had concussion issues and Baalke spent a second round pick in 2015 for another FS Jaquiski Tartt. The other 2013 members — Tank Carradine, Vance McDonald, Quinton Patton, Quinton Dial — have played mostly minor roles up to now, but all of them need to contribute this year. We’ll see if they do. Dial and Carradine are penciled in as starters. If they can’t cut it, the D-line falls apart.

From the 2014 class, Jimmie Ward, Carlos Hyde, Marcus Martin, Bruce Ellington, Dontae Johnson, & Aaron Lynch all played minor roles last year. This year they must play major roles. G Brandon Thomas might also need to step in as a starter after a year on IR.

If all these guys turn out to be good players, and some of the 2015 draftees eventually join them, then Baalke will have laid the groundwork of a solid team down the road. If they don’t, Baalke will have failed and the 49ers will have mediocrity as their future.

No matter how good the players are, though, they’ll never become champions without a stable front office and a good HC and staff. The current HC and staff are a league wide joke. That situation falls almost entirely on the owner who forced it to happen. Until it’s rectified, the team will not be a contender.

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  1. Uncle-charlieNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. That’s 150 posts thrashing the owner. You’ve become flyingV.


  2. Uncle-charlieNo Gravatar says:

    Love the emoticon. Totally fits here with you silencing dissent.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry Chuck. Not silencing dissent, just getting rid of a ludicrous asshole. Bye-bye.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have watched a paranoid Chuckles accuse many new posters of his blog of being me and running them off his blog. If you were in my shoes you would find this either hysterically funny or sadly pathetic.
    And Chuckles will tell you he is champion of free speech and open expression. Just like North Korea.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Oline is going to lean on Pears, Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas. That’s patchwork any way you slice it. Iuapati and A Davis were very good at opening holrs for running game and now they are gone.
    Tomsula kept saying Kilgore would be good to go and he got put on Pup list missing first 6 games which hurts. Looks like patchwork to me.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We should start a pool to guess how many games/losses it will take for Chuck to turn on the new staff and tell us he’s said all along how we might be in trouble this year.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebss and Bullit, please go through online psychology 101 and related stuff. You have a good understanding of chuck. Zero in on personality disorders and post your research. TIA

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NT Phil Taylor of Cleveland was IR’d last year and may be on the outs. With draft of Danny Shelton maybe a trade with our excess of 2016 later round picks can be done.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How about a trade with Cleveland, WR Patton and OLB Ahmad Brooks for Phil Taylor provided he is healthy.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    My guess is we look better than we did last year, dark days and all.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    That trade makes a lot of sense for both teams. B ig hits on cap removed by moving Brooks and Taylor, who gets 5.477 million for his 5th yr option. Browns still have NT’s in Shelton and Kitchen. They are weak at WR and OLB. Ian Williams is injury prone and Dorsey is one-gap.

    Provided Taylor can get back to full health this makes perfect sense. Patton nothing special. Jerome Simpson as WR3. Looks like CK is the guy and need to suffer the growing pains.

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, what’s your preferred metric for that “look”? Wins and Losses? I’ve been told that’s all the matters.

    Last year, despite half the team being on IR, the first 12 weeks (eleven games) looked like this:


    and then the “optimists” started rooting for more losses and Jed started doing all he could to make it so.

  13. winderNo Gravatar says:

    for the people who need to lighten up a little.

  14. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Uncle Charlie won’t jump off the bandwagon until Flavor does. The ass always follows the head. A few losses and a couple of un-PC comments to the press is all it will take. They won’t last past the bye.

    What can you expect from a guy who thinks “F#@! all you losers” is a dissenting opinion?

  15. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- Since it is a new system I am looking to see what plays were gonna run and how we mix it up. Remember when Deburg(sp) went out and Montana came in? Our offense picked immensely, you could just see how the team reacted. I’m kinda looking for something like that. Better football than we played last year.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    *we are*

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Except we still have DeBerg. And Tomsula instead of Walsh. And the old QB coach for the OC. And Foerster coaching the O-line, who had everybody cheering when he left because being a Nolan guy he ruined the O-line.

  18. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Well your a load of laughs. i didn’t really think we had Walsh and Monatana back on the team.

  19. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I knew you’d see the humor, Winder.

  20. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good summations going into 2015 TC guys. Can we win after a major overhaul engineered by owner for weak reasons? Suspect we have a weakened, disheartened bunch trying to adapt/adjust to new coaches and schemes. Far less effective than that terrible staff the child got rid of.

    49-22-1 was their standard. Be very surprised if current Niners have 49 wins in next 6 years esp with these coaches. I say wheels off the bandwagon by game 10.

  21. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I see Unca_Insane is working on locking-up his status as biggest loser on the blogs of all time. With his five different user names on his blog, that claim to fame has been his for a while now, but he’s really putting some distance between himself and second place. Cheers to the GOAT!

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I remember DeBerg as the QB who played brilliantly for 3 quarters and then come crunch time was prone to making the big mistake and not being able to seal the deal.
    Kap’s record of 4th quarter ineptness leads to an interesting comparison and parallels.

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit – One thing Deberg had to deal with is our defense was a sieve. During his years with us we could score but couldn’t stop anyone for the life of us. That changed in “81” with the draft and pick-ups. Deberg played for quite a few years after leaving us. He wasn’t a terrible QB. Just not quite as good as Montana.

  24. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    San Jose State, like Bill Walsh and Jeff Garcia…

  25. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    34,241 yards passing is no joke. 196 TDs/204 INTs isn’t real hot, though (37/60 with the Niners might be why Bill was so anxious to get Joe in there)…

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers ticket prices notably lower than last season.”

    Hmmm. York afraid fans aren’t too thrilled with the product this year?

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have agreed to a 4-year, $87.6-million extension.”

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Russell Wilson’s deal has a $60 mil guarantee which means 75%
    of it is guaranteed.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you look at the North Korean Chapter blog both Chuckles andBerger anre still devoting a lot of time to justify Harbaugh’s departure on 7/31/15

    Two clowns who are guilt ridden because that ship sailed long ago. Posters have formulate opinions so I suppose they need to post it to fortify their shaky beliefs.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kam Chancellor wants a new contract because he thinks he’ underpaid now that Wilson has a new deal.

    That’s what the Seahags get for allowing Lynch to strongarm them into giving him a 50% raise even though he had years left on his deal.

    If they give in to Chancellor there will be a huge line of malcontents looking for more cash.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Buckeye humor in Big Ten country

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon Davis was looking for a new contract last year per Maiocco

    “Vernon Davis said he fired an advisor who recommended he leverage for new contract last offseason. He said he’s not all about money.”

    Vernon has much to prove in 2015

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Antoine Bethea says one area Kaepernick has improved: “Just not telegraphing where he’s going. That’s a key thing.”

    No shit.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Are the DC’s gonna run circles around CK again. Without a strong DLINE the D can also look foolish. Coaches better have their shit together. Chuck’s blog may be squealing sooner rather than later.

  35. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    One would think Kaepernick improved in all areas automatically without those bum coaches (NFCCG x 3 in 3 yrs) ordering him to do all the wrong things in order to throw games intentionally.

    With all the misquoting of players to make it look like they were complaining about the coaching one might rightly expect to see a few actual quotes from actual starting players complaining about Harbaugh throwing games and making them look bad and damaging their careers. I wonder who could be wrong, wrong, wrong, as per usual.

    One way I’ve found to cut through the bullshit coming from the barnyard is to substitute a laugh track for the period at the end of anything written about the game, the players and especially the coaches, over there. They just do it for the laughs, right?

  36. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How much is it worth to a team to have confidence that the QB can bring back the O and score points no matter what the other team does. That is what motivates and elevates the play of all position players.

    That comment by Bethea is borderline stupid. Is a NE safety saying that romper room shit about Brady. Is that the level of praise to be expected from team leaders about the most important position.

    What a descent into the abyss. Niners 2 to 4 wins and top five pick.

  37. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Kilgore had another ‘procedure’ on his leg, will miss at least half of training camp.

    Yep. That will surely help.

  38. TommyGunNo Gravatar says:

    I glad that the season is starting and we can all see first hand what we got with our new coaching staff. Hey free Beer sounds good to me! What still concerns me is Kapernick I mean it makes sense that when we think of a franchise Quarterback we think of the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and the naturally the Peyton brothers. We as 49ers fans see these great Quarterbacks as outstanding individuals who represent a franchise well and we remember because we were that very same franchise not so long ago.

    When people think of a NFL quarterback, they think of Manning and the others I mentioned, they think of a soft-spoken but humble, well-spoken guys on and off the football field. As well these Quarterbacks are great leaders. I’m not saying that all Quarterbacks have to be tall, white, humble, soft-spoken and all of those things but they do represent the franchise and this is where I think Colin fails us.

    Those guys I have mentioned are essentially the same none of them have tattoos, all are well-spoken, they’re very humble, no selfish attitudes, there’s no real edge to them and none of them wear their hats sideways and act hard core. Sadly with Colin, the presentation is not what people are used to in a successful quarterback, and that’s very unfortunate for him. I do wish him the best this year but I hope soon we can get back to basic 49er football and get our perception and image back we seem to have lost along the way.

  39. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick does have an image problem with some fans with his tattoos, attitude and his ‘style’ but I’m not one of them very much. Problem I have is his inconsistent play on the field = as Bethea said telegraphing plays, poor touch on some passes, accuracy, avoiding the rush, reading defenses, etc. That is, the basics of good QB play as we have analyzed here many times. For me that is the problem(s) I have with the man. But I do understand others issues with his ‘style’.

    He has a great winning record of 25-14, TD/Int ratio of 50-21 and passer rating of 90.6 with the Niners. Is there room to improve?


  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    f Kilgore is on the PUP list whichI believe he is, he’s going t miss the first six games by rule. 3/5 of the line will be guys who haven’t really played for the Niners (including M Martin’s short stint last year)

    When Tomsula talks about a late round pick who was a part time player in college fighting for astating job it makes me wonder (Trenton Brwn)

  41. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Bullit, even if the new guys are good players, change on your Offensive line usually means bad things at least short term. Same with guys being in and out of the lineup. Cohesion is more important than the talent of the individual guys.

    Just one more thing we don’t need on top of Gore gone and Hyde hurt, VD a big question, Justin and Patrick gone, new starting QBs and ad nauseum.

    At this point Kaepernick is going to have to improve just to keep the team relevant. Short of a Put the Whole Team on his Back MVP kind of year, it looks damned grim. What a difference from two years ago.

  42. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “CBs”, not “QBs”. You know what I meant.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomsula just name Staley a the starter at LT and Boone at LG.
    The other spots on the line are up for grabs.

  44. TommyGunNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh was a good Head Coach not a great one. For example he depended on dumb luck to win games instead of just going for the knock out like Bill Walsh always did. Much like Bill Parcells his philosophy was score a few touchdowns and let the defense win the game but he was no Bill Parcells. Instead of a Montana style QB being the hero of the game it was David Akers. This had nothing to do with niner football. Was Harbaugh better than Nolan and Singletary the answer is definitely yes and I could write a huge list of all the positive, wonderful things Harbaugh did for us. His downfall here was he was chosen, probably against his will to turn a first round bust into a winner. Alex Smith was a Head Coach killer and the Chiefs thought they too could win with a strong defense and a nobody behind center. It may have worked for Tampa Bay once but depending on that one time luck is foolish.

    Then Harbaugh makes a bad choice in drafting Kaepernick instead of a Russell Wilson type Quarterback and he was toast. It not only takes a good Head Coach it takes a great Ownership to set the example that they’ll do what ever it takes to win but also to get out of the way and not influence the people they hired to win the Super Bowl. Jed’s large ego will always cost us. Until we get back to 49er basics I’m afraid that we might have just enough to be good but not enough to be great.

  45. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Gun- Yeah not only did we not draft a Wilson type QB but we let those lousy Pat’s snag Brady when we could have got him. All we have to do is grab a Montana like QB next draft and we will be cool.

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jeezus, V, why do you keep trying to post on a site that doesn’t want you here? That’s pathetic.

  47. winderNo Gravatar says:

    OK, I know Saturday’s are slow in blogosphere land but even with some of you negative nellies, you must be feeling the excitement and newness of the brand new 2015 San Francisco 49er’s season. I know I am. Go Niners!!!

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hard to get excited about a team that will finish last in the NFC West,
    Winder. I’m excited about the Harbaugh Scoreboard, though. That should be a blast.

  49. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the thing you don’t understand, Winder. When you intentionally drop a bomb in your own organization, fans walk away. You and Jed York and others can all spin the 49ers are going to be great again. But they won’t. They’ll finish dead last in the division and they’ll suck for years. I’m just not interested in watching anymore, and you’ll see that a lot of hardcore fans have walked away from Jed York. Blogs aren’t dead because it’s Saturday. Blogs are dead because it’s Saturday and Jed York still owns the team.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ex-9er Kyle Williams tore his achilles in Denver, season over.
    Tough break.

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, no worry about Kyle. His daddy an exec with Chicago White Sox so his future is greased.

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Tick Tock. Chuck predicts 10 wins. Niners could open with 6 losses, tough schedule.

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    True Bakkentom – Still hate to hear of injuries to anyone in this game.
    Especially this early in TC.

    I’m torn about a prediction as well.
    Could be anywhere from 6-10 to 10-6 for me until I see something from the Offense.
    We’ve taken some major hits on both sides of the ball.
    Need more points from the Offense this year.
    Especially the Red Zone opportunities.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Kilgore being out for almost half the season is a big blow.
    Looney is listed asd the first team center with Martin at RG.
    Thomas is currently second team but there is a long way to go.
    Looney has done little to distinguish himself in the many seasons with the Niners so far so not sure if this is a case of lesser of two evils?

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I know Bullit.
    Looks to me like they’re trying to mix and match pieces right now.
    Looney might actually be a decent stop gap for the here and now, while giving time to Martin and Thomas at OG?
    Lots to tinker with with the OL for sure.

    Curious to see Trent Brown.
    Everything I’ve read suggests he moves very well for a behemoth of a Man.
    Dancing Bear?

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    PUP and NFI lists aren’t finalized until end of preseason. Kilgore can come off list before then.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From the reports I’ve read Skeebs the procedure for Kilgore doesn’t look or sound like a long term issue?
    Hopefully that’s all it is.

    “Tomsula said Kilgore’s injury is not considered a condition that will keep him out of action for the long term. The surgery, which was recommended after the team’s offseason program, was performed to assist in the healing process and was not a corrective procedure, Tomsula said.”

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Turf at new stadium still sucks. York more interested in money from offseason events than providing safe turf for players.

  59. 49erbettyNo Gravatar says:

    How can you have a problem with a new field??? Obviously there is something wrong with the sod. This is a new stadium, please how can this happen? Who was the agronomist? Man no farmer looking over the farm.

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Drought impact?
    I understand they’ve had many other events and all but….It’s a professional football field after all.
    You’d think the turf could hold up to heavy foot traffic no?

  61. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Indian bones and spirits. Gotta be. 10-6 all day.

  62. 49erbettyNo Gravatar says:

    For da season? no way! I say 8-8 if were lucky that would be our SB. I have a better chance at hitting the lotto than the niners going 10-6. It’s a very tough schedule, even as a girl I see a bad season coming.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder how long it will take 49erbetty to turn into the World According to V?

  64. 49erbettyNo Gravatar says:

    who’s V? Is he cute?

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckle’s Fairyland Blog, Pyongyang, N.K. Chapter is planning a pep rally modeling it after this. Chuckles is an admirer of the Supreme Leader and his iron hand rules.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a few screen names for your next incarnation V:


  67. 49erbettyNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone is saying that all the players leaving will push the 49ers to a new low are any of you buying that? I remember this well…when the last 2 head coaches took over the team- one more successfully than the other. Didn’t they all say that Harbaugh would take a number of years to “build a successful team? Look where they we were a play or two away from winning the SB. The same can happen how. It’s about them working as a team and the coaches designing a system that works well for them WITH THE TEAM that they have and not something else. I think they will surprise the nay-sayers this year and I admit I was one of them.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cam Inman has some video from Training Camp of actual players in action

  69. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here is a list of screen names V has used in just the past two weeks:

    The V Axe
    The Axe
    Sir Spitblood from Geneoushire

  70. 49erbettyNo Gravatar says:

    Boy that’s a lot of screen names give him an A for effort but can we now get back to football? Let me get this straight because I’m a little confused. 1.3 billion for a stadium and you can’t have a field that stands up? 1.3 billion and you can’t hire someone who actually knows how to grow grass? Hire pot smokers do something! 1.3 billion and you don’t have a practice field to work out on? 1.3 billion and you actually have a nursery that is growing grass for you for replacement? I just don’t get this.

  71. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Man’s on a mission.

  72. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “Who’s V? Is he cute?” That one’s not bad… This is the first time in a long, long time that I don’t even care about the start of football season. Onward and upward…

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It feels like the 2003 season. The team was being dismantled then, Mariucci had been fired, and you knew the glory days were over.

  74. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    This is like going to look at your house after a wild fire ran over it.

    Instead of trying to convince the family everything is just like we left it you have to wait until you see it to see how much fixing it needs and where.

    And that’s not camp or even pre-season.

    Doesn’t mean I’m hoping for a total loss on the damage just not putting my head in the sand and screaming “everything’s great” and hoping it’s loud enough to convince myself.

    Discussing the realities is still better than a youtube dump for distraction.

  75. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs- maybe you could change the name of your blog to the Harbaugh outsider. It might be more fun for you. We actually had some pretty good players on the 2003 team but that’s the only correlation between 2003 and this years team that I can see. They did go 7-9 and lost a few by a small margin, hopefully we will do a little better this year.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I like the idea of a pool of potential user names for V Skeebs.
    You’re onto something 😀

    SpamAlot perhaps?

    The potential is endless.

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I wasn’t comparing the teams, Winder. I was comparing the feeling of the glory days are over. 7-9 kind of proves the point. The glory days were over. They’re over now, too.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    2003 was the last year for Jeff Garcia and TO and the following year its was Rattay and Arnaz Battle. The running game went from Garrison Hearst to Maurice Hicks.
    In 2004 they went 2-14 and after that had to dump even more big names due to salary cap hell.

    of the 22 starters from 2014 11 starters will be replacements.
    Too many unknowns.

  79. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I remember that shitstorm all to well. I am just not ready to throw in the towel yet, we have to many good players.
    skeebs- I got the jist of your post. I think there is some *glory* on the horizon.

  80. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You mean this guy from SJSU: 25,537 yds., 161/83 TD/INT, 87.5 QBR?
    Jeff Garcia is the only Niner QB in history to throw 30+ TDs passing in back to back seasons. Plus, he had a helluva good looking wife for a “gay” guy.

  81. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    But hey, at least they replaced him with 7th rounder (!) Rattay from Duck Dynasty’s and Terry Bradshaw’s old school LA Tech: 4,853 yds., 31/23 TD/INT, 81.9 QBR.

  82. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Drought, long dry season, which you have is what you are going to have with Niner football too. This was mentioned recently here.

    Nothing has changed with the Niners just like your weather.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Bravado can only take you so far until you look like a fool.
    I don’t want to follow the same path as some of my Raiduh friends who on a yearly basis after missing the playoffs for the umpteenth time declare themselves Super Bowl contenders setting the bar too high where you know they are full of crap.
    They are on the coaching merry go round inserting a new one every 18 months.
    Not that impressed with HC Del Rio but I believe hiring Ken Norton Jr as DC was brilliant and wish our FO would’ve gone in this direction. Still Del Rio has HC experience and the organizational skills.
    I cannot say the same for some of hires. Jason Tarver failed miserably with Oakland and now is on our staff as a senior coach.

    I deal with a lot of Raiduh fans and they would pick you apart and eat you for lunch with your premise of blind optimism where there is nothing concrete.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kurt Warner interview from yesterday.
    Warner echoes some of my exact criticisms of Kap about progressions and staying in pocket and throwing with touch.
    Funny how the know nothing apologists mocked me last year for pointing out these flaws that Warner is stating to be the key to improvement for Kap.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Even Warner said you have to stay patient and go to your second and third read before you bail. He also said you slide in the pocket and sidestep to avoid the rush, no need to get flushed and cut down half the field.
    Touch matters, throwing a ball that your receiver can catch in stride. Throwing an inaccurate rocket ball does not benefit your passing game. Warner also made it a point to be able to throw a catchable ball.

  86. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I lived in the east bay for over 25years and married into a Raider family. I know very well what they are like. And, I don’t worry at all about looking like a fool. What other people think of the way I feel or think about the team means absolutely nothing. Instead of trying to say you were right all along about kappy maybe you should be glad he’s finally getting it. After all the last coaching staff didn’t know how to prepare their starting QB properly. Just because our old HC used to be a QB doesn’t mean he knows how to teach one. Good luck with your season.

  87. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Geep was the only one who got it. But, all that is debatable and who am I to go head to head with all the QB guru’s on this site.

  88. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Far be it from us to disturb your waking coma, Winder. Dream on, lad.

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “No one along the offensive line, outside of Staley and Boone, has been consistent against the D-line to this point.”

    Gee, what a surprise.

  90. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol. Thanks for not disturbing me. Please continue on, you guys are totally bummerific.

  91. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, that Gdamned oline sucks. After 2 days they look terrible. OMG.

  92. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “What other people think of the way I feel or think about the team means absolutely nothing.”

    It’s just what other fans feel or think about the team means absolutely everything?

    Any positive tidbit in the press is cause for celebration and proof that Harbaugh and his idiot crew were holding the team back. Anything negative is over-reaction from haters! Perfectly logical. What’s there to debate?

  93. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- not true with me. I don’t think I have ever quoted any of the sports newsguys(although I could be wrong on that). I just go by what I see. And it really doesn’t have much to do about negativism or being positive. It’s more or less the idea that were are burying them before they are dead.

  94. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    So I guess that means as fans, it’s not allowed to make or voice an honest assessment if it isn’t good. IOW, the less you know the better we like it. “We’re good, damn it! And don’t ever question it!” Yours truly, Jed.

    Of course you know that attitude will change as soon as we start playing and running offenses and defenses the barnyard disapproves. Then it will turn to hoping we lose more games so certain coaches will be fired. Yeah, some fans, right?

  95. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If the O-line continues to look bad, I would not be surprised if we make a run at one of the remaining free agent guards. Just remember that O-line play is more about the whole than the sum of the parts. It’s not a plug and play architecture. The key to good O-line play is to settle on five decent guys, keep them healthy, and give them playing time together. Unfortunately, Kilgore’s injury makes that even more difficult now.

    Wonder what Bevmo has on sale? I need to lay in a supply to get me through this fall. :/

  96. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- I don’t make the rules for fandom. In fact fans can do whatever they want. I guess once the line has been drawn it is not acceptable to cross it or am I misreading what you said. I dunno but after awhile so much negativity just sounds like anger/whining to me. but like I said I an not the fan police.

  97. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Most of the anger occurred last January and February, when the team was gutted. Right now, I’d say the predominant moods are sarcasm and indifference.

  98. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t need Mathis. Let’s go with Boone, Martin, Thomas with Looney as IOL backup. Boone takes over from Staley in a year or two. Unless AD comes back a 2016 pick for an RT.

  99. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- then I truly feel sorry for you, indifference is a tough call.

  100. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    What a pack of baloney.

  101. winderNo Gravatar says:


  102. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been trying to remember which Chron or Exam writer used to predict 10-6 every year since they started 16 games, even Walsh’s first two years. Was it Art Spander? I think Winder’s related. I have no problem with it if it has to do with being a Niner fan, eternal optimism, etc. I just have issue with “you know whos” who predict such based on the Niners being better BECAUSE Harbaugh is gone. That’s pure horse rubbish.

  103. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think it was Art Rosenbaum, RT. Hellava homer. He always picked the Giants to win the pennant, too, even when they were terrible.

  104. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Righto, Skeebers. I know Winder’s not like this, but for some this gives distinct benefits. When a team finally does do well, they can claim they “knew it all along” and they “were the first one(s) to predict this”. Of course, it’s safer always sitting on the fence as some I could mention do, and for others they’ll simply change the narrative afterwards to match the facts and claim with absolute conviction that they predicted it, whatever it was.

  105. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, as I’m more a fan of the game of football than just “my team” I don’t have to be a SuperBowl-or-bust fan and I can be happy when it’s good and happy when it’s working to be good. Things change constantly so that’s a given. The negativity comes from the senseless gutting of a winning team. A combination that’s rare, thrown out over foolishness and lack/failure of adult leadership. If it was any other team you’d be laughing as hard as anyone over the absolute stupidity of it.

    We went from a proven winner to a hope-this-guy-doesn’t-suck, for what? The winning guy was difficult? Hey! They all are! The next one, if we ever get another, will be, too.

  106. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of the Raiders, know who the TC standout is so far? A WR but not Amari Cooper. It’s the first shining star on the Harbaugh Scoreboard.

    Yep Michael Crabtree

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    V Davis being Davis once again:

    “Dropped one pass, and failed to catch another because he never turned his head to look for it. He just ran down the field. As the ball flew past his head, a coach yelled out, “Come on, Davis!”

    Not a good sign

  108. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- I love the game myself and I used to look forward to seeing certain players on other teams. I think I actually liked the game more before we ever won the big one.
    RT- I guarrruntee you will never read that I said I knew it all along and I told you so. But I do think we will be better this year due to the play calling. If the team does what it says it’s gonna do.

  109. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, I wasn’t referring to you, Winder.

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I am sure your Raiduh acquaintances can’t wait to see you.
    Herein lies your big problem
    “If the team does what it says it’s gonna do.”

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I suppose you are a “turn the other cheek” kind of guy.

    “Instead of trying to say you were right all along about kappy maybe you should be glad he’s finally getting it.”

    Maybe if you stop blaming Harbaugh and the coaches for Kap’s shortcomings.

    For weeks and months your cohorts said I was full of crap and as usual you guys have egg on your face. I’m accountable for what I say and I expect the same for the opposite view.

    All it takes Winder is to say you were wrong in your assessment. Don’t expect me to back down especially to abusive bullies like Chuckles.

  112. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Call me dense cause I just cannot figure it out. Alex Boone a starter at RG, and now LG. His body type is LT only.

    Need to train up Martin and Thomas and get them starter quality asap. Maybe Boone can OK run block in ZBS but will we do that enough. Salary cap not a problem. How about pay him like a starter but as an OT backup. Then redo the contract when he replaces Staley.

  113. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Have a nice day.

  114. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    He split time at LT yesterday with Brown on Staley’s day off. My educated guess is he’ll start at LG but be shifted around as the Niners coaching staff discover the line collapsing in front of their eyes. My blind guess is don’t be surprised if he winds up at RT. I have zero confidence in Pears.

  115. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    On second thought, they had JMartin at RT last year and Boone still didn’t shift there. So I don’t know what they’ll do or why. I know even less if injuries pile up or the right side collapses from ineptitude.

  116. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was just gonna say he can’t be worse than JMart. Boone ended up playing well at RG in the second half of the season. But if he can play as well switching sides I’d sooner have a “working pair” at LT/LG than a leaky all over line. Those two are the only pass pro we had. If they play LT/LG we can easily put protection help in the backfield if need be and scheme around the weak right side, if it is.

  117. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We still have other bodies but the O-line is definitely a weak spot at the moment. i thought we would have picked up a FA or two other than Pears. It’s still early yet.

  118. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The WCO can also use a short passing attack in place of a ball control rushing attack. It is not what CK has done previously but if the state of the line dictates it.

  119. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We need to develop what we have. We already have Boone backing up Staley. Looks like Trenton Brown will backup Pears. Ample bodies at IOL.

    If there were serious concerns why did we let Isiah Battle slip to the Rams in Supplemental draft for only a 5th Rd pick.

  120. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A week or so ago the Colts released Gosder Cherilus RT. If need be then bring him in and kick the tires if nothing more than practice fodder. Maybe he just cost too much and they are negotiating Luck’s new contract.

  121. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lots of cap space in the future so hopefully they are not just looking at the cost.

  122. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of the most uninformed Kap apologists just made this statement

    “One of the things that is really good about Kaepernick is he was smart enough to seek other coaching than RoBaugh. He realized the coaching he was getting was not good enough to continue to improve his abilities so he went to get other opinions. Very smart!”

    Pretty sad when the uninformed apologist can’t even get the timeline right. The blame game doesn’t work after the fact.
    Roman and Harbaugh were long gone when Kap decided what he did.

    Some people just like to tell fairy stories.

  123. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I used to read the Skeebers Report over in the barnyard to keep up with the donkey news but I just ain’t got that kinda time to kill to wait for half of all the known youtube videos to load. Those guys have gone from talking in “bray-il” to posting a video to do their talking to each other. Must be the barnyard has turned their brains to mush. Not that it was a big step for most of ’em.

    The thing is the CBA has restricted players’ time to be coached on the field. Now it almost REQUIRES some sort of off-season program for young guns trying (or needing) to get better. The question should be, why in the hell hasn’t Kaepernick done something before now.

    One thing I can park at Harbaugh’s doorstep is his coddling his QBs. Trouble is I don’t expect any different from this new bunch if not worse.

    Kaepernick showed some improvement at the beginning of last year and then reverted to his old habits as pressure got to him. That’s one reason I can’t put too much stock in pre-season QB performance. The improvement needs to hold under game pressures to be of any value.

    Some folks are just programmed to blame poor player performance on the coaches. It’s an easy charge (excuse) to make, even though it’s nonsense, so it’s a favorite among the ill-informed.

  124. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CHI had the worst D last year, but the highlight was the game against us.

    NF, I could not find the NFL Rewind stuff you posted a couple monthe ago. Can you repost some of that since sign up time is coming near. TIA

  125. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Blake Bortles did the Tom House program after his rookie year. Why was CK allowed to miss these his first 3 offseasons.

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Agree with NF and bakkentom

    I suggested Tom House at least 2 offseasons ago.
    If you were attuned to this blog the apologists wanted to hire
    Chris Ault so Kap could even be better in the Pistol not realizing that that could never be a base offense in the NFL.

    In past offseasons Kap was more interested in how he looked than how he performed and trained accordingly.

  127. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    OL gave up 9 sacks in today’s padded practice.

  128. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom, the Game Rewind folks are changing things. I got an email the other day telling me they’re cancelling our financial arrangement (the one where they want money and I give it to them).

    I’ll have to let you know when I find out what their new deal is. You wanted to pay for a single team subscription, IIRC.

  129. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “OL gave up 9 sacks in today’s padded practice.”

    What constitutes a sack?

  130. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NF, considering the quality of the QB and passing attacks we will face the niners pkg will be bought. I need to discuss on this blog the patterns, route tree, etc.

  131. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NF, defense breaks through and love taps the QB, I guess.

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With the amount of hubris displayed by the apologists there will be creative excuses when they abandon ship.
    Happens when you flap your gums and paint yourselves into a corner.
    It is one thing to say 10 wins and a far harder task to look at the upcoming schedule and identify them.

  133. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A few eyeballs on this site will all-22 CK and cut through the BS and judge him. No more excuses. Man up.

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sack numbers in practice are basically mulligans.
    DL is whipping the OL, which doesn’t surprise me one bit.
    We’ve got too many moving parts on the OL to figure out at this point.
    Stay tuned….

  135. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    So CK did not absorb simple coaching that DC’s will figure you out. What then. CK did ab workouts, wind sprints, and heaving the ball with receivers in the offseason.

    Then a little bulb went off after 3 offseasons of thinking he excelled in a boy’s game played by men. The master of the football universe his simple mind thought. After knowing QB’s did offseason mental fine-tuning of their games he finally figured out the complexities of the game after 4 years.

    He should have done this 3 years earlier. Guess his shit really does stink. Is he a dumb jock.

  136. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:


  137. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I admittedly haven’t been paying attention to the 49ers at all thus far and it’s pretty cool, I must say. It’s like letting go of a brother or sister who’s disgraced the family to a point where they’re persona non grata around the holidays.

    The 49ers this year are going to be terrible running the football. In addition, the 49ers’ secondary is going to suck. When building a football team, that’s a terrible, almost lethal combination. If it takes you a long time to score, but teams can score on you in a hurry, you’re gonna suck… big time.

    And here’s where this blog is going to disagree with me… I AM rooting against the 49ers. I am. I honestly can’t wait until the 49ers play the Seahawks. It’s going to be laughable. I’ve said I won’t watch 49er games this year, but I might watch the Seattle / 49er games. I hope to at least get one glimpse of Jed York as Pete Carroll’s crew is running up the score on Tomsula. 56-10 in Seattle, that’s my hope. It’s not my prediction. It’s my hope. I hope Jed York feels more pain than any owner since Donald Sterling…. or more. I won’t return to the 49er fanbase until Jed York is either gone or he’s marginalized to a point that he’s not welcome in Santa Clara.

  138. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    OL a sieve? Gee that’s no surprise with 3 starters gone/out. Iupati foolishly sent to AZ, Davis walks, center still hurt.

    So the FO/GM gets Pears and a 7th rounder T Brown. Brilliant.

    Weakest unit on the team with Kap’s health in their shaky hands. I may have to start drinking again.

  139. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    QB’s get paid top football dollar. Took CK 4 years to figure out why. Every niners fan hope he can handle the mental part. Blaming coaches on his failings is a cop out. The all-22 of the Seattle game should have embarrassed him enough to realize he needs to elevate his game.

    NN also had article that showed he panics when he sees tight coverage. Lots of ways to overcome it. That is on him. This game ain’t rocket science. Smart QB’s overcome inadequate coaching.

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Is thisd what you’re looking for?

    The film doesn’t lie. The apologists hate this because the film doesn’t lie.

  141. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    P equals mv. Momentum equals mass times velocity. CK had 4 years how to figure out D and counterattack DC’s.

    He had a decent line protecting him until now. At least he will see a physics experiment being proved as the right side collapses and DE’s are coming at him unblocked. When times were easier he should have prepared for this.

    Ultimately he is to blame. Man up MF. The shit is going to hit the fan. I hope he survives and learns. OC needs to help urgently.

  142. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Yes bullit, also the NN article on db-WR separation where the Dallas game he shined in gave him an extra yard. Against tight coverage he panic’d.

  143. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We are dealing with apologists that cherry pick a curious stat
    of Kap’s success in road playoff games which if you look at the big picture doesn’t win Lombardi Trophys.

    You are dealing with the same apologists who say that in a very tight NFC Championship Game against Seattle 3 straight turnovers by Kap on the last 3 possessions was not the primary factor in the loss. They irrationally blamed the coaches instead.
    Very difficult to understand that reasoning in the Pyongyong N.K. chapter blog.

  144. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Wait till the SEA game to watch the implosion? Hey that’s wasting a lot of highly entertaining fodder for nothing. By then the guilty will be charged, verdict will be in, criminals sentenced and possibly executed.

    No enthusiasm, no optimism but by God I’m going to watch this wreck all the way into the ditch. All aboard!

  145. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers release CB Chris Cook.”

  146. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Once again, you guys are hilarious. Not even through 1 week of (can’t take serious anything that happens in) pre-season and everything is figured out. Seriously weird.

  147. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting that 3 years ago the Kap fanboy club defended every action of the QB and thought he was perfection.
    No constructive criticism was permitted, even if it would have advanced him to elite status. The blame was always on something else (take your pick) the receivers, the tight ends, the oline and of course the coaching.

    Apparently winning more road playoff games than Montana and Young on the road was the road to the Lombardi in Pyongyong N.K.cchapter of the Fairyland blog.

  148. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    A little ragged on the false gaiety riff, Winder, but you’ll have all season to improve it.

  149. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs- True that I am not a wordsmith, but I do find the commentary amusing.

  150. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I’m starting a fund to create a “We Hate Jed York” billboard somewhere in the South Bay. I promise I won’t take the money and go to Mexico. Send your checks to Sir Spitblood, 666 Mensa Rd, Genoushire, CA, 696969

  151. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- It’s in the mail.

  152. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – I knew I could count on you.

  153. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Count me in on the Hate York project. What a putz. Can we add a section urging Dump the Yorks? Time to kick off the national campaign.

  154. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m just glad that Winder keeps reminding us how hilarious we are.

    Else somebody might get the wrong idea and think it’s really about football and how we play it.

  155. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So on the Pyongyong, N.K. blog one of the mindless followers has characterized me as the chief York hater. I don’t believe I have ever said I’ve hated Jed York.
    I hold York accountable for what has happened but the Minion on the N.K. blog is confused and has his facts wrong which is no surprise.

  156. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The N.K. blog blames the offensive woes on the delay of game penalties.
    Last year the Niners were called for exactly 8 delay of game penalties.
    You would think because of the whining from the apologists that
    the delay of game penalties would number in the 20s.
    8 total delay of games and in 2013 the Niners were called for 10.

    Not as big of a factor as some would have you believe.

    As I have said what really bothered me was Kap’s lack of awareness of the play clock going on long counts when he only had 5 seconds left and incurring the penalty. he seemed oblivious even with the clock in front of him.

  157. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    One article summarizing Kap last season he held on to the ball too long. Only 5 of the 52 sacks was the line getting beat. He has trouble reading D and cannot find open receivers like he should.

  158. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The radio signal from the sideline to the helmet cuts off at the 15 second mark on the play clock. Fromm that point on it’s all up to the QB to rally the offense and get up to the LOS.

  159. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    More on the OL personnel from BASG Steve Berman:

    “7. Brandon Thomas

    Regular readers know my biggest Trent Baalke pet peeve: REDSHIRT PICKS. Thomas, a third-rounder (100th overall), is an example of a guy who was supposed to step in after sitting out his rookie season due to a torn ACL (suffered before the 2014 NFL Draft during an April workout with the Saints).

    Thomas was given a shot in May to show what he could do at left guard. The 49ers have scrapped those plans for the time being. Bad sign.

    Maiocco was asked by a reader which players have impressed him the most and least. Here’s what he said:

    Shareece Wright and Eli Harold have looked good, and I think Brandon Thomas looks pretty stiff as he tries to come back from missing a year with that knee injury.”


    NF at the risk of getting “Winded” for excessive pessimism I have to say the OL is a concern. Not sure how anyone can’t see this as one of our top weaknesses.

  160. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Would it surprise anyone to know that the punting game sometimes includes an intentional delay of game penalty? Apparently some low-information types don’t understand that simple fact. Andy Lee was responsible for at least two of the DoG penalties last year and without them we were pretty much league average in that department.

    And anyone who thinks Kaepernick didn’t screw the pooch more than once by trying to change the play at the last second didn’t watch or didn’t know what they were watching more likely.

    Trying to make sense out of some of the nonsense coming from the embarrassingly stupid.

  161. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, that’s one of my problems with Baalke as well. Those gambles have hurt the team.

    And you will be Winded for your “unsportsmanlike conduct.” Me too. Pointing out facts gets a flag thrown every time.

    You remember Baghdad Bob? Remind you of any blog?

  162. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco had this to say about Kap and Andrew Luck today

    “Remember, Kaepernick never really learned the game at Nevada because of what was asked of him in that offense. He is still very much learning the game at this level. Luck was earning his masters at Stanford in Football, so it only goes to reason that Luck would be more assertive in the huddle. He knows exactly what’s expected from everyone in the Colts offense.”

    Would like to see progress where Kap is able to run a no huddle offense at the end of halves and of games. Since he has started he has had to huddle and seems incapable of a no huddle no matter what the clock says. That needs to improve for him to function in the NFL.

  163. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What? Bullit is getting top billing as the #1 York hater over on Blog X? Well damn that pisses me off royally what with all the effort I’ve put into smearing that little toad. Fine then I’m ratcheting up my York hater cred right now. Consider this:

    What is more exciting than looking forward to this years edition of the 49ers? Watching the grass grow at Levis? HAHAHA! IT’S Not Growing at Levis you blind fruitcake.

    Why you may ask? Because of York obviously! What with all the special private events like Cisco Rocks with Christina Aguilera and Keith Urban and Jed Presents Pig Wrestling at Mid-Field for select season ticket holders and dumb shit corporate sponsors IT. IS. NOT. SUITABLE. FOR. FOOTBALL.

    But don’t worry Levis is racking in serious bank for the Yorks. All is well, relax. Anyway it’s Harbaughs fault.

  164. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “You remember Baghdad Bob? Remind you of any blog?”

    Yep NF it sure does. Facts, gotta hate ’em. And there is also the No. Korea angle to consider. Gotta love them totalitarians.

    Oh oh I’m starting to feel the Wind. Yikes!

  165. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last year I saw on 2 occasions Kap barking signals 2 or 3 seconds
    after the clock ran down to zero. It was so obvious because as a Niner supporter watching the game you were screaming for them to call Time out or snap the ball.
    Kap was oblivious that the play clock was hitting zero so it showed he was unaware of the situation. Spin it any way you want but that’s one of the QB’s primary responsibilities.

    I am wondering who the apologists blame if delay of game penalties happen this year.

  166. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another thing I have observed is Kap engaging in trash talking with the opposing defense after a play.
    That just can’t happen because the defense wins if they delay you from going back and huddling up. Standing there and spending 10 seconds to talk about your opponents mama does not help your offense move the ball.
    That is called “lack of poise”. The olinemen should intervene and get between them and push Kap away and into a huddle.

  167. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Solid proof that Chuckles is clueless and doesn’t know anything about football.

    “The fact that the punter got D-O-Gs as well means they couldn’t get even the simplest plays to the players fast enough.”

    I can’t believe he posted this statement. A punter always takes the delay of game to give himself room to pin the other team inside the 20.

    Just shows you how out of touch Chuckles really is. Pretty basic stuff that 10 year olds understand but Chuckles just wasn’t paying attention in the 40 or so years he’s been watching football. Thank’s for serving yourself up on a silver platter Chuckles! HYUK!!!!

  168. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Now Chuckles is ridiculing your assertion that only 5 sacks last year were unavoidable and the fault of the Oline.
    I know the proof has been posted multiple times.

    Just to back you up and shut up the clueless Chuckles here it is again. Obviously being in denial he never reads anything that goes against what he thinks.

  169. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta love the line, “your a moron.” Its only effect is to instantly impugn the writer. Uh, unless you don’t know why it’s so funny.

    Almost as funny is not knowing why a coach would call plays in practice. Like Bill Walsh often did. I don’t think he’s known for undermining his QBs but I could be wrong. In fact a lot of his recommended drills for offense has the coach calling plays. The coach knows what he wants to see his players doing and what they need to work on/practice. The situation can change after every play run. It saves a lot of time and practice time is precious. Even more now than it was in Walsh’s day because there’s less of it.

    The funny is Walsh was a genius and Harbaugh a bum doing the same thing. Some don’t care if they’re right, they just want it to be Harbaugh’s fault. A support group of clueless, cheering sycophants makes it easier.

    So much funny today, I can’t forget maybe the funniest. Some saying Kaepernick’s blaming some of his ineffectiveness on the players in the huddle not being used to hearing his voice. What?!

    There are two distinct attitudes at play here:
    There’s problem, how do I lay it off on someone else?
    There’s problem, how can I overcome it and be successful?

    The players in the first camp will never make it to the top.

  170. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles thinks I’m a “bubble boy” now.

    Not exactly sure on how to define that but have an idea of the crude juvenile nature of the insult and exposes Chuckles as being ignorant.

    One of my friend’s sons is autistic and I think it is one of the most vile things you can say. I think Chuckles needs to grow up.

  171. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bubble boy is a Seinfeld reference and moops a trivia answer typo. Kinda funny and Chuck is usually only funny by accident, but I don’t see any insult to autism or the autistic.

    The article you linked earlier cites Maiocco as PFF’s Matt Maiocco and repeats the erroneous ‘lack of outlets for Kaepernick’ theory among other things I find incredible.

  172. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is Already under a microscope so will anyone be surprised that he’s going to be the #1 Niner being dissected this season? No one expects much from Tomsula or the other coaches but the QB is on the hot seat this season.

    No not wanting him to fail as some allege BUT his performance will be examined thoroughly at least on this site. Love to see him succeed for us.

  173. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I also think Baalke is on the hot seat with his failure not to provide a viable alternative as a backup to Kap.
    With all the draft picks accumulated, the most in the draft he has managed to only draft 2 QBs.
    I believe there is no harm in drafting a QB every year, especially when you are in a best player available drafting mode.
    I also believe that the 49er success lives and dies with the QB’s accomplishments not despite them. It’s time for the QB the lift the team on his back and do some heavy lifting.

  174. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners have cancelled Sunday’s open practice at Levi’s due to turf conditions and it won’t be rescheduled.
    If you hold a ticket you are SOL.

    This is an embarrassment and will be magnified if they can’t figure this out by the Super Bowl.

    They plan to resod the field after every concert or event but this seems like a band aid approach.

  175. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Charles Haley in his HOF jacket. Congrats to an all time great Niner!

  176. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Cards roll in the entire field before a game

  177. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles ing wrong with using “bubble boy” as a putdown.

    The bubble boy actually existed and is a true story.

    “When David Vetter died at the age of 12, he was already world famous: the boy in the plastic bubble. Mythologized as the plucky, handsome child who had defied the odds, his life story is in fact even more dramatic. It is a tragic tale that pits ambitious doctors against a bewildered, frightened young couple; it is a story of unendingly committed caregivers and resourceful scientists on the cutting edge of medical research.”

    Good one Chuckles, anything for a laugh and a personal attack?
    Can’t stay on topic when you are too ignorant to figure out teams tae delays of game on punts to allow the a better chance to pin their opponent. Can’t discuss the issues and rebut in an intelligent manner so you go into a crude attack mode.

    And you have kids and a family?

  178. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I could be wrong, but IIRC the Santa Clara Stadium organization (Authority?) owns the stadium and keeps the right to rent the place out to raise money to help pay for it, when the 49ers aren’t using it.

    Point being Jed York’s been getting blamed for renting it out and destroying the field and he’s not who’s doing it. His stadium rent, $25M/yr? stays the same, additional functions or no.

    But if I recall correctly again, the Niners own the company contracted to do the maintenance year round. So it is actually in Jed’s lap to get the grass right but it’s not him causing the extra load from outside entertainment functions.

  179. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Not Yorks fault regarding the state of the turf? Damn no wonder I’m not the #1 York hater according to the experts on Blog X. Firing the only winning coach in 10 years will have to remain his signature move I guess. Too bad the season ticket holders got screwed out of watching the Sunday practice. But maybe they can hang out at the practice field and watch there?

    Not really following this too closely, just trying to burnish my hater cred.

    Do agree that the GM is on the hot seat with us fans but how long will it take York to get it? No drafted QBs beyond Kap? That’s pretty serious. The obvious target of fan disgust still looks to be the QB I’m guessing. I think Balkey has no clue on drafting WRs, QBs.

  180. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    OK BJ Daniels was drafted during the Harbaugh regime as a QB. Now on SEA projected as a WR for them

    It’s all on Kap.

  181. 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