Wasn’t It a Long Way Down

Congratulations to the 2016 49ers. In the 68th year of the franchise, you guys have accomplished the awesomely difficult task of losing ten straight games, the most in team history. No mean feat.

To think, only four years ago, this franchise was in the Super Bowl. Epic, epic FAIL!

Some may think the season couldn’t get any worse, but au contraire mon ami. The next two games might be the first games all season that the Niners will be favored to win (@Bears, home for the Jets). And both games are very winnable. Should the team accomplish the probable, they’ll ruin a season’s worth of stink and fall all the way from second to five or worse in the 2017 Draft.

Even worse, there will be those tempted to make remarks like “turning the corner” or “hope for next year” or even the dreaded “WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!” Bah, humbug. Is Jed York still the owner? Has Trent Baalke been fired?

How fitting that the 49ers second win of the year should come against the decimated Bears. They have 15 players on IR, including some of their top players such as Kyle Long and Lamarr Houston and 2015 first-rounder Kevin White. It was a fluke victory over Chicago last year that improved the Niners’ record to 4-8, prompting Jim Tomsula to prance around all week like he’d just won a playoff game and gotten a contract extension.

Of course, that all came crashing down around his ears the following week when the Browns drubbed us, followed by two more losses, before a final flimsy win over the Rams. And adios, Tomsula. Who has not been seen since. Is he still alive? He’s certainly not employed anywhere in the league.

Here’s hoping he’ll be joined in oblivion this coming offseason by at least Mr. Baalke.

Below is a screenshot of the final play of the Miami game. Kaepernick appropriately ends the game as he begins it, on his knees. Caught from behind by Suh and steamrolled from the front by Alonso. The old high-low play. Ouch! In the far left is Joshua Garnett surveying the damage caused by him missing his block and allowing the penetration that flushed Kap from the pocket. And, of course, a little cheesecake with the hot babe from the stands looking on, along with three disinterested kids.


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78 comments on “Wasn’t It a Long Way Down
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the last play it was again about Kap’s choices.
    Classic hindsight and Monday morning QBing here but Kap should have gone for the pylon where the smaller Dbs were and he might have scored if he dove head first toward the goal line.
    Instead he chose to cut back and that created a sandwich between Alonso and Suh.

    Kap is sliding when he is in open field and facing a DB that he outweighs by 30 lbs. He seems to be afraid of taking a hit.
    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him power through a smaller defender. That is not giving maximum effort and if you’re scared of getting hurt you shouldn’t be playing the game.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Most betting lines still have the Niners as a 1 point underdog

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lil Jed should come out of hiding and apologize to the fan base for the 10 game losing streak.

    This is the same arrogant bastard that proclaimed he hung only Super Bowl banners.

    Ever notice they never show lil Jed in the owner’s box when the game is broadcast? Seems like we always get a steady dose of Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and other owners but Jed and the Yorks are nowhere to be found.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It is unusual that a team drops 10 games in a row and the coach and the front office is acting like it’s not a big deal and just another day at the office.

    Chip’s offense has no identity or direction. Kelly proclaimed the team is a running team but they run less often than they pass. Kap’s biggest problem is inconsistency. Looks like Tarzan one half and then plays like Jane in the second half. In his career you just didn’t know which would show up week in and week out. If Tarzan shows up 3 times a year and dazzles, that’s not good enough to win or be a contender.

    Stay on the Kap bandwagon and he’ll surely break your heart.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jay Cutler will have surgery Saturday and go on IR. Matt Barkley will be Bears’ starting QB going forward.”

    If the Niners can’t win this game, fuggeddabouddit.

  6. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Evidently the brilliant minds running this disaster of a fake pro football team didn’t see fit to (couldn’t) include any offset language in Tomsula’s contract (payola deal). So he gets the lump sum of his four year deal whether he finds work or not.

    This is just more York money under the bridge (flushed down the sewer) and shouldn’t be weighed against the cost of dumping the current head coach ASAP regardless of offset clauses that may or may not be included in his I-want-some-of-that-Tomsula-money-for-nothing deal.

    Some folks give Kelly a pass for this year’s fiasco but he came here to turn the league on its ear with his new three-and-out-at-lightning-speed offense and he and it stink worse than Tomsula the rat.

    Bad luck Niners, you and what you put up as the BLM, eff you all, face of the franchise suck. Win or lose, you suck.

    I can only hope Evidently the brilliant minds running this disaster of a fake pro football team didn’t see fit to (couldn’t) include any offset language in Tomsula’s contract (payola deal). So he gets the lump sum of his four year deal whether he finds work or not.

    This is just more York money under the bridge (flushed down the sewer) and shouldn’t be weighed against the cost of dumping the current head coach ASAP regardless of offset clauses that may or may not be included in his I-want-some-of-that-Tomsula-money-for-nothing deal.

    Some folks give Kelly a pass for this year’s fiasco but he came here to turn the league on its ear with his new three-and-out-at-lightning-speed offense and he and it stink worse than Tomsula the rat.

    Bad luck Niners, you and what you put up as the BLM, eff you all, face of the franchise suck. Win or lose, you suck.

    Matt Barkley should have won last week. Maybe he’ll make up for it this week but the Bears are all out of players.

    I can only hope for the best. Another loss for the Niners that is.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Colin Kaepernick selling Bay Area home.”

    We can only hope.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This guy doesn’t mince words telling Chip Kelly he is not an NFL head coach. Makes a lot of the same points that’s been discussed here


  9. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, I’m test driving a new keyboard today. Not a big fan of the copy-paste-paste key.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    30 yards for Frank Gore on Monday night and he’ll move into 8th place on all time rushing list.

  11. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good on Frank. Luckily we didn’t need him…yikes!

  12. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I believe Gore will make it to the hall. A total gamer and tough as nails.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Should be interesting what Fangio’s gameplan is to stop the Niners.
    Surprised that more attention hasn’t been paid to this angle.

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Gross ineptitude versus total inefficiency.

    That was the headline of a similar game with the Bobby Douglas led Bears team.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Like what NE did, crazy pressure.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Drop a ferret in Kaeps’ ‘fro during The Anthem.
    By the time he figures out what’s driving him crazy, it will be time for the 2nd Half.
    As we know, production goes way down at that point.
    Chi – 6
    Ferret – 2

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever the Bears’ D does they should not play man coverage all day like Miami and give Kaepernick all that undefended room to run underneath.

    Although I guess that created the trap for Kaepernick to lose the game. Good plan, ‘Fins.

    Chicago needs to win this game a lot worse than we do. Facing the absolute worst team in the league in their second in a row road start.

    Then again, this might just be a “who wants lose more” game.

    Either way, I’m rooting for a Kaepernick loss to make it seven in row for him, eleven for the BaalkeJeds. That’s got to hurt. I don’t care who you are. I’m looking at you, Denise DeBartolo.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This game is simply a Draft Slot Shifter NoFear49er.
    Neither team is worth a sh!t at this point.
    Comes down to who gets the higher Pick in April.
    Good news that Kaep has his home listed I guess?
    Please. Anyone. Offer him a reason to play elsewhere next year.
    PJ Fleck and the WMU Broncos are more entertaining, and may have a couple guys playing in SF next season, if my Draft Diddering has any value to add to the process.

    Go Ferret!

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Having several folks over next weekend for the NYJ matchup.
    Same mantra….Go Draft Slot!
    I’ll be joining my Jet buddies and rooting for Gang Green.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep made no bones about his desire to play here in NJ.
    Lets hope the NYJ make him an offer next Spring.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad there’s no listing for an NFL Franchise in SF.
    If Phil Knight can’t recruit Chip back to Oregon, maybe he can reunite in SF, as an NFL Owner?

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is buying a place in Manhattan.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cheaper nicer options in Northern NJ Bakkentom.
    NYJ practice there too 😀

  24. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Who is that Bears team. Need to ID them as they enter the field.

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A draw? Ian Williams IR’d. Eddie Goldman has not played a game yet so far this year. Pernell McPhee back in. Both ILB’s out and OLB Floyd and CB Fuller.

    O missing Cutler, Kyle Long, Kevin White, Alshon Jeffrey. Josh Sitton has been out a while.

    Are Bears giving up on the season? We may be #3 after next two games. Forget Garrett and Peppers.

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap has a retirement forced on him? Realizing he is not wanted. Selling SJ, buying Manhattan with Nessa.

    Reality is little money from football after this year. Rookies better choice than him.

    Hit the road, Jack.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    A BLM radical moving from one coast to another. A pariah elsewhere. Homey ain’t playing in CLE, or anywhere in flyover country.

    Who can relate to this nut. Threw his white stepparents under the bus for Nessa and the muslim, BLM types.

  28. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Traded in the Pumas for some poontang I guess?
    Either way, win/win for us.
    Tired of the drama myself.

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hope he opts to stick around when the new league year opens in March.
    Maybe Baalke or his successor can get a box of Cracker Jacks for him, while washing away his salary obligations.
    Kaep Relief.

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Report: Colin Kaepernick will become a free agent after 2016.”

    Hip hip hooray!

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Report: Colin Kaepernick will become a free agent after 2016.”

    Why is he still starting here? Surely we can do without all those losses he QB’d if he’s not in the plans for next year.

    Oh, wait, I get it. Kelly’s an evil genius. Force that bar so low that whatever he does next year will be in the right direction and to the public praises of his handler.

    Yay Niners! POS franchise of the year! Hoping they get duly embarrassed by the decimated Bears.

  32. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t see the fanbase so angry and frustrated as they are now. It was close in the Joe Thomas era but the game and the situations were different. I guess the modern media is on top of things a lot more now. And, everyone knew Thomas was a terrible decision maker. Jed presents a much darker side to the franchise as he is certainly the Captain of this sinking ship. He is pretty much un-touchable unless the media can get to him. If the fans stop buying tickets I am sure that would speed things up also. He has painted himself in a corner and it seems he is quite content to just sit in it. Personally, I don’t give a crap about this game today, but I do hope we lose. As long as baalky is still here draft position doesn’t mean much. I love the 49ers and there is no-way I can change but our future is looking pretty F-ing bleak.

  33. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Winder, well said.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The team has no direction.

    You really can’t even say there is a solid foundation to build on.

    That is the GMs fault and there is no reason to give him more time based on the state of the team.

    When you casn’t decide if the defense or offense sucks more than it falls on the GM.

    This was the year that Tank Carradine and Eli Harold were supposed to emerge. They haven’t done anything of note to justify their draft status.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brilliant strategy by Chip.

    Calling timeouts and the Bears get a first down than march the ball to a TD.

    Aided by a bad PI call.

    Bears lead by a point at halftime.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    -14 net yards passing for the Niners at the half.

  37. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the kind of snow that allows only the HOME team to pass.

    Never seen that before. 170 to 4.

    Bench the America-hater now!

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick’s logged as many sacks as passing yards.

    Barkley’s a third stringer from the practice squad.

    Gotta love our head coach and GM.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chip is the innovative offensive genius.
    His offense just offends.

  40. WinderNo Gravatar says:


  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This is pretty hilarious.

  42. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    We got lucky on that pass Bellamy just dropped after beating our coverage, too.

  43. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Another week, Same Old Shit.

    Matt Barkley is having a clinic in how to come off the PS and beat a horrible team. Kappy is having a clinic in how to have negative net yards passing.

  44. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Field goal makes it a three score game for sure.

    Bears D will relax and give Kappy some garbage time passing yards but does anyone really think we can score three times?

    This team is epically bad.

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ha ha. Gabbert in for the benched bum.

  46. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Couldn’t happen to a shittier bum.

  47. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone able to see if he kneeled for the Anthem again at Soldier Field?

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m guessing it will be Ponder’s turn next week.

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Vic Fangio’s revenge.

  50. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Six yards net passing. We did not finish negative ONLY thanks to Gabbert. Bears had six sacks.

    This team needs an enema.

  51. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    So sad what has become of the Niners under Jed and Baalke.

    It’s no longer a team you root for. You just watch it like a train wreck wondering how bad it can get.

    Setting a record of failure the like of which won’t be seen again.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap doesan’t come to the post game podium for the QB presser, Instead it’s Gabbert.

    Kap sucked today like no other QB in Niner history.
    Totally inept taking 5 sacks.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap did have a turn at the post game presser. They had both QBs speak.

    Kap managed to slip in that today was the anniversary of the death of Fred Hampton who died in Chicago. HUH????

    Gabbert said the conditions are something you adjust to b ecause both teams play under them.

    Kap said the condition did make a difference. He clearly was bothered by the snow and couldn’t adjust.
    Also throwing those laser balls in cold wet conditions makes it doubly difficult for receivers. Kap is incapable of adjusting and throwing a catchable ball.

  54. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well there’s this –
    PJ Fleck might step up as the next option in Oregon –
    Looks like we’re stuck with Chip, who might opt to retain, or at least attempt to persuade, Kaep to remain next season, in what is likely going to be a FO without Baalke.
    Given the failures, Baalke didn’t want Kaep long ago and was stuck with the deal involved.
    Speculation made that Kaep and Baalke have been on the outs for sometime.
    Can this sh!t get any deeper?
    Good on the Bears at least. Now? Can we lose to the NYJ next week?



  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What has Chip Kelly shown with his scheme or play calling that gives anyone hope things will improve?

    If they bring a GM from the outside of any quality, he’ll want to pick his head coach and not be saddled with Kelly.

    Need to completely clean house in my opinion.

    Chip Kelly is college coach whose concepts won’t work in the too big, too fast and too smart NFL. Lil Jed hired him because he was a big name but there is nothing to ensure any type of success in the near future.

  56. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Kaepernick celebrates cop killers. Having to reach back twenty years before he was born to do so speaks to his warped and wasted mind.

    Hard to buy the “conditions” excuse when the practice squad guy on the other team goes 11 for 18 for 192 yards.

    Kaepernick also fumbled one away on a sack but luckily it was recovered by our guard.

  57. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    How the “F” can Jed keep quiet about this train wreak. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s made his own bed in terms of the revolving door of HC changes that has been created, going back to Mooch.
    No one worth a plug nickel is going to take on this mess when Ownership shows nothing but contempt for any HC that doesn’t kiss the ring.
    Eddie is a distant memory in terms of promoting a family atmosphere in SF.
    Everything is a media leak, a derogatory Tweet, or otherwise.
    These morons don’t have, and likely never will, have a clue.
    Until this Ownership regime sells, we’re going nowhere.
    They’ll can Baalke, leave Chip and Gamble, while once again, starting from scratch.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner WRs caught 2 passes today.

    Torrey Smith MIA with ZERO catches again. Trent spend $8 mil
    for what.

    Meanwhile across the bay #15 for the Raiduhs has 7 receptions and a TD so far.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Reason why you don’t want Chip restocking the roster with his type of players?
    he let Shady McCoy go for Kiko Alsnso. But then again the Niners don’t have players of that stature to trade.

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit it’s a flip’n clown show here.
    Jed won’t pay another HC to fish now either.
    He’s stuck with Chip unless Chip opts to walk for greener pastures.
    I see no way around this sh!t show because of the depths this Ownership regime has dug themselves into.
    Jerry Rice himself wouldn’t fare any better with this inept QB/Offensive charade we’re touting.
    I’m just looking forward to what Jed will have to say, if and when he gets the nuts to address the media.
    SB Banners Jed?
    Take a hike numbnutz.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’re stuck at tier 2 of anything, anyone, that would dare attempt to put this wreck back on the rails.
    A guy like PJ Fleck, or some other middling level College HC, would likely be the only tier of applicant they could hope to attract.
    Anyone worth a sh!t is already getting paid a fortune in the more productive programs.
    PJ will likely get a hefty offer from Phil Knight, if the reports are accurate, that he’ll be getting an interview there.
    Word is out, along with the 16 year history of HC changes, since the York’s took control.
    Trying to coin a phrase for SF, similar to what Cleveland lives with, The Mistake by The Lake.
    Perhaps it’s as simple as Bungle in the Bayou?
    Had Eddie not gotten greedy with the riverboat gambling escapades, his numb skulled sister, and Frankenstein Brother in Law, never would have seen the Ivory Tower in the first place.
    Embarrassing is understatement.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Would be interesting to hire Mike Shanahan as GM and OC Kyle Shanahan as the HC. Perhaps they get lucky and get a DC like Gus Bradley who’s likely to be fired.
    I would even let Mike Shanahan be the HC and bring in his son Kyle as OC with the intention to let him take over as HC after 2 seasons as Mike can then be the fulltime GM.

    Before Tomsula Shanahan expressed interest in the job. He is part of the Walsh coaching tree and will bring back the WCO.

    Can’t be worse than this tire barge fire that keeps growing.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s worked for Danny Boy in DC already.
    I’d be skeptical that going to work for Cabana Boy Jed would be any sort of improvement in his life.
    Money talks, and even that would be a reach for these eff’n cheapskates.
    They’ve succeeded in terminal failure from the top down.
    Anyone getting in line with these morons is simply waiting to be fired.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Until they succeed at finding a QB worthy of playing Chip’s game, we’re better off playing Defense.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    A tale of 2 Ownership practices.
    SF changes HCs like socks.
    Rams reward incompetence.
    Giving Fisher Belichick-type money for being a perennial loser.


    While The Mistake by The Lake vows to show patience –


    Somewhere in the middle would certainly do I’d guess?
    We need Cleveland to steal a W from someone this season.
    We’re clearly more inept in all phases.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Fisher is the father-in-law of the Rams GM.

    That’s probably why he got an extension.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That might do it Bullit.
    Might explain Jed’s superiority complex, being the nephew to the guy that made SF 49er football what it USED to be?

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lil Jed said he raises Super Bowl banners.
    Someone should ask him when he did that?

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like something a confident Owner is ‘supposed’ to say Bullit.
    He of the ‘Eddie is my Uncle’ mentality.
    Please Cabana Boy, find something else to do.
    You suck at your day job.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    But, please, fire someone (again) to let us know how much you care.
    How much you’re in control, and all that CEO stuff you pretend to practice.

  72. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    When I first read that Kap was 1 for 5 for only 4 yards I immediately assumed that he was on the take. Someone betting big on the Bears wanted to purchase a guarantee.

    But then I heard the boring excuse of cold, wet snow.

    Kap knows he has no market value. FO had to tell him in order to get his current deal.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Haven’t watched the game yet Bakkentom.
    More, or less, gathered stats from Gamecast today.
    The number of sacks suggests to me he got hemmed in and held the ball?
    Fangio knows him all too well.
    Even with a depleted roster, Chicago seemed to have had the better game plan?
    Either way, no reason for me to be upset with yet another loss.
    Hard to fault Chip at this point, seeing as he’s in need of a quick-thinker and accurate delivery.
    He’s got neither with Kaep.
    Leave him in, let him kneel and feel like he’s accomplishing something.
    Having read speculation about Chip possibly wanting him to remain next season scares me to death.
    Said once, maybe a dozen times, Kaep is Mike Vick 2.0, a RB playing QB.
    No reason to think there’s something more to get from him at this point.
    Spare any attempts to win with Ponder, or Gabbert, and let Kaep continue his FA tour.
    He’s nothing but a distraction.

  74. 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