View From The Bottom

Six games left in this sad, lost season. Without all the injuries, this team would be sitting at 7-3 or better now, instead of 4-6. And every team in the NFC is thrilled and praying they don’t get healthy and sneak into the playoffs, where they’d be the most dangerous team any of them would have to face.

Location. Location. Location. If the Niners were in the NFC East, they’d be in first place. Instead, the 3-7 Giants, Cowboys, and Washington  are still in contention, only a half game behind the Eagles.

One thing that’s clear from this year is that the team needs a quality backup QB. Jimmy Garoppolo is getting a rep as injury prone, and neither CJ Beathard nor Nick Mullens is good enough to win games in his absence. They didn’t in 2018 and they haven’t in 2020, either. A veteran QB would be preferable, with the 3rd string reserved for developing a young  guy.

They did find a number one WR this year. Which is no small matter. Brandon Aiyuk, with no offseason and no training camp, has still managed to emerge as the team’s best receiver. And he’s getting better each week.

I’ve lost count of who’s on IR and who’s on the COVID list. Half the team or more, probably. And I’ve got no idea who’s going to suit up against the Rams next Sunday. Not that it will matter. We’ve beaten the Rams three straight, but not this time. Depending how they fare against the Bucs on Monday night, they’ll either be in first place in the NFC West or in second, a game behind the Seahawks.

And the 49ers will be in last place. On their way to making a last to first to last trip over the past three seasons. The Feast or Famine Franchise.

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17 comments on “View From The Bottom
  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Being the Draft junkie I am, I’m more concerned about getting youth into the locker room.
    Lynch sold Picks for Vets last year.

    Time to recover.

    Cap needs major repairs now.
    Roster needs upgrades with cheaper Contracts.

    Kwon’s removal was a good 1st step.
    Time for more.
    Picks, Picks, Picks.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I totally agree with you on that. It seems though that some our prior draft pick turned out to be duds. We need to kick them to the curb also. Players who are constantly injured don’t help either. I guess where I am going with this is it’s time to go back to the drawing board. Hopefully when Lynch and Shanny fall in love with a player they will know what they are doing this time. i would keep Jimmy for at least another year.

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder it’s the nature of the beast with ANY Draft.
    Always a crap shoot when you take 20-somethings away from the College pampering and, put millions of dollars in their hands.
    Pettis is a good example.

    They don’t feel as though they need to work anymore in many cases.
    Give me a 2nd/3rd Pick that feels slighted for not going higher and has a chip on his shoulder to prove the MAN wrong.
    Tom Brady is the perfect example.
    Montana fan growing up, got slighted over and over again, now standing on the mountain.
    Sure, one in a 1000 story but, you get my drift.

    I want competitive guys that want to play football.
    I’m sure Lynch does too.
    I always thought Walsh did a solid move when he hired Dr Harry Edwards to consult and mentor the guys.
    Surrogate parent kinda move IMO.
    Many guys loved him for it and came to work because of it.

    2020 has just been a wasted entity unto itself.
    Gotta improve next year…

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    K’Waun Williams suspended two games for PED violations.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers antiquated practice report for today

    Tevin Coleman
    Deebo Samuel

    Returning to practice:
    Raheem Mostert
    Richard Sherman
    Jeff Wilson”

    Armstead back from COVID list, too.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The NFL has rescinded 49ers CB K’Waun Williams’ two-game PED suspension because of issues with the testing procedures. Williams stands by the fact he has never violated the PED policy.”

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Thanksgiving all.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Schefter:

    “To sum up this Saturday:

    Ravens’ Reserve/COVID list grew to 18 players.

    Lions did a housecleaning.

    The 49ers have no place to play.

    And the Broncos have no quarterbacks.”

    Season is now officially a big ass *ASTERISK.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Time to pull the plug on the season.

    Remember Trumpo said the pandemic was a hoax and doubled down and said it would disappear after Nov 4. So there is one person dying every second now and this idiot’s solution is to hit the links.

    Trumpo wants credit for the vaccine and saving all of us. But he takes no responsabilty for what has happened in 2020.

    The situation is turning into a clusterphuck with a very uneven playing field. Niners have nowhere to practice and no home field.
    More players are being exposed so it will get much worsead it’s only a matter of time when the integrity of the competition is in play.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Denver game will be a joke if they allow it to forward with a practice squad WR at QB. There is no way Goodell should allow this game to proceed.

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This season is officially a joke now. Time to cut bait. It’s not going to get any better. The owners will just have to face not making much money this season.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As much as I’m pissed to lose Draft position Skeebs, it’s ALWAYS good to smack the Rams in the teeth, especially in their new facility.

    Defense is not giving up, thankfully.
    Credit to Saleh for keeping them prepared and hungry.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for my desire to see McKivitz at RG on extended playing time, he and McGlinchey didn’t wow anyone today, especially in pass protection.
    Hope they leave McKivitz there for the duration of the season to get comfortable.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Without Saleh I think this team would be 3-8 instead of 5-6. It’s definitely been our bright spot.

    Our offense really sputtered today and did not deserve a win – but the Rams deserved it even less. Error-filled game; two defenses playing pretty well, offenses not so much.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta admit, I’m cooling off quickly on Mullens, and the ‘IT’ factor.
    He’s looking lost of late.

    Seriously wondering if Shanny is keeping CJ out of view or, if he actually believes Mullens is the better option?

    Either way, the OLine needs major improvement for anyone to play QB for us right now.

    With a major decision looming on Jimmy, it’s pretty easy to see that his CAP money is needed in plenty of other places at the moment, especially the OLine, be it via FA or the Draft.

  17. 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