We’re Almost There

Three days till the 49ers take the field. About the amount of time it takes to detox, for you .25 BAC fellows. You .45 BACers are probably on your way to the morgue and are no longer interested in the 2012 season.

The rest of us will be thrilled to at last see our boys back in action, though, even the Mayanites among us. After all, if this is the last season of NFL football on planet Earth, may as well go out on top.

After one week of Training Camp, Perrish Cox is outplaying Tramaine Brock for the number 4 CB spot, Nathan Palmer is the most impressive UDFA, and Daniel Kilgore is getting abused as the number two center, much like 2008 draft pick Cody Wallace was. Jim Harbaugh specifically lauded Kendall Hunter and Ahmad Brooks, which might mean they are not doing too good and Uncle Jim is puffing them up a bit. Or this is good news. Take your pick.

The team definitely has more speed on offense this year. Out of the backfield and from the receivers. A few years ago, when Frank Gore broke through the line, he was gone. Now he gets dragged down from behind, short of the end zone. But if Hunter or LaMichael James gets through the line, it will be bye-bye baby.

Terrell Owens was signed by the Seattle Desperates Monday, which might be good news for the Niners. Randy Moss has never liked being compared to Owens, but that is unavoidable this year, with both of them in the NFC West after a year out of the league. The TV boys will pound home the comparisons at least twice this year, which might give Moss another bit of incentive to bust his hump. Owens is broke, which might keep him domesticated for a few games, but his mouth just has to dance and his feet are smarter than his brain, so any sort of weirdness is in play up north.

The defense has dominated the first week of practices, and that will probably continue through the rest of TC. Playing another team’s defense should be a relief for the 49er offense. It will certainly be a relief for whoever is assigned to block Justin Smith, at any rate. Justin reminds me of Michael Carter the way he throws O-line guys around.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was at a 49er game vs Seattle when Gore took two runs off guard to the house. Both were about 80 yards. Even having seen that first hand, I don’t ever remember Gore having break away speed.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, Josh Morgan is listed as a third string WR in Washington. I think that will change soon. Unless maybe because he is playing in his hometown he is spending too much time with the
    homies instead of the gym?
    More importantly, UNR grad Tony Moll is 3rd string RG for the Skins de Red(that’s Spanish for Redskins)!.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The good thing about the first pre-season game is we will get to see about 3 hours of bad football, but it is football. We will then all feel like we know what is going on even though we won’t. I can’t wait for kick-off!

  4. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That’s how I felt watching the Saints-Tards. Except for the first drive down the field by Brees. That one looked real.

  5. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    MNF just don’t start right without Hank Williams Jr!

    Owens and Moss are tied for 2nd all time TD’s, now they play in the same division, think that provides some motivation?

    Roll on Friday!

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Harbaugh is playing Jedi mind tricks with Crabtree. The guy hasn’t even made it through a practice with the team, and he’s the starter? Please. “These aren’t the WRs you are looking for.”
    Morgan has a strained hammy. I’m sure he’ll get bumped up once he’s back on the field.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    He’s been the starter for 3 years, Chuck. Since when do you lose your job if you miss a week of practice?

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Since they got better guys to bump him down, Skeebs. Look at Shawntae Spencer last year. He went from 4-year starter to buried on the depth chart, to not even dressing for games. Part of Crabs problem is his sense of entitlement to that starting spot.
    Hey, we’ll see how it plays out, either way, soon enough.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Get real, Chuck. Comparing Spencer and Crabs is ridiculous. Spencer was injured most of his time here and was never the #1 CB. Crabs has out played every WR here for 3 years and only missed like four regular season games total.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    By the way, here’s what I’m referencing. The depth chart for game 1 of the preseason tilt with the 6 kings:
    WR: 15 Michael Crabtree 10 Kyle Williams 17 A.J. Jenkins 13 Joe Hastings
    89 Nathan Palmer 9 Brian Tyms
    LT: 74 Joe Staley 75 Alex Boone 71 Derek Hall 69 Kenny Wiggins
    LG: 77 Mike Iupati 67 Daniel Kilgore 66 Joe Looney 60 Garrett Chisholm
    C: 59 Jonathan Goodwin 67 Daniel Kilgore 61 Chase Beeler 62 Jason Slowey
    RG: 75 Alex Boone 68 Leonard Davis 78 Mike Person 65 Al Netter
    RT: 76 Anthony Davis 78 Mike Person 71 Derek Hall 69 Kenny Wiggins
    TE: 85 Vernon Davis 46 Delanie Walker 82 Nate Byham 88 Konrad Reuland
    48 Garrett Celek 47 Kyle Nelson
    WR: 84 Randy Moss -or- 14 Mario Manningham -or- 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 18 Brett Swain
    81 Chris Owusu 35 Ben Hannula
    FB: 49 Bruce Miller 24 Anthony Dixon 44 Cameron Bell
    RB: 21 Frank Gore 32 Kendall Hunter 45 Brandon Jacobs 23 LaMichael James
    28 Rock Cartwright
    QB: 11 Alex Smith 7 Colin Kaepernick 1 Josh Johnson 3 Scott Tolzien
    LDT: 91 Ray McDonald 96 Demarcus Dobbs 63 Tony Jerod-Eddie 69 Patrick Butrym
    NT: 90 Isaac Sopoaga 95 Ricky Jean Francois 93 Ian Williams
    RDT: 94 Justin Smith 92 Will Tukuafu 71 Matthew Masifilo
    OLB: 55 Ahmad Brooks 98 Parys Haralson 50 Cam Johnson 44 Eric Bakhtiari
    ILB: 53 NaVorro Bowman 54 Larry Grant 51 Joe Holland
    ILB: 52 Patrick Willis 56 Tavares Gooden 57 Michael Wilhoite
    OLB: 99 Aldon Smith 98 Parys Haralson 48 Kourtnei Brown
    LCB: 22 Carlos Rogers 26 Tramaine Brock 20 Perrish Cox 41 Curtis Holcomb
    RCB: 25 Tarell Brown 29 Chris Culliver 33 Anthony Mosley 40 Deante’ Purvis
    FS: 38 Dashon Goldson 27 C.J. Spillman 23 Cory Nelms 43 Colin Jones
    35 Mark LeGree
    SS: 31 Donte Whitner 30 Trenton Robinson 32 Darcel McBath 36 Michael Thomas
    PR: 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 10 Kyle Williams 23 LaMichael James
    KR: 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 32 Kendall Hunter 23 LaMichael James
    P: 4 Andy Lee
    K: 2 David Akers 5 Giorgio Tavecchio, Jim Harbaugh
    LS: 86 Brian Jennings 47 Kyle Nelson
    Let’s hope we don’t get down to the 3rd string kicker . . .

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh? Spencer was the STARTING RCB, Skeebs. He started 72 of his 98 games here. Not stellar, but certainly not “injured most of his time here.” He outplayed Clements on a regular basis.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Clements was the #1 CB and Walt Harris #2 (from 2006 – 2009). Spencer started for only 2 years.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags went cheapo on TO and signed him for a $950K minimum.
    Moss signed with Niners for $2.5 mil with $1.5 mil in incenatives.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Uh, Skeebs? Walt Harris retired in 2008. Spencer started every game in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Spencer went from starter to doghouse in 2011. Which is my point.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spencer had lingering injuries, and didn’t fully participate in practices. At least that’s what was reported. Harbaugh rewarded him by shining him on and burying him on the depth chart.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Harris tore his ACL AFTER the 2008 season, Chuck.

  17. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    No calcified masses, no turnstile at RG, no “I didn’t know you could push him out of the endzone when he’s still in the air” game losers, no %$#@ prevent defenses.
    Yep, better days ahead.
    It comes down to Gore. When he’s been hurt, they’ve lost. I don’t see anyone replacing him easily.
    I also want to see if Boone holds his own at RG. As he goes, so goes AD and the right side.

  18. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    True Bullit, but Moss has zero guaranteed unless he makes the team, from what I’ve read of Owens his is all guaranteed money.

    Still, how the mighty have fallen comes to mind.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No shit, Sherlock. That’s why Harris retired. You are the one who said Harris played in 2009, not me. Spencer was the starting CB in 2009 and 2010.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Sea Hags are dumpster diving. TO may work out. Or he’ll get hurt early, collect his money, and try this again next year.

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    $59,000 a week ain’t a bad payday.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Uh, Skeebs? Walt Harris retired in 2008”
    No. 2009. I said (2006 – 2009). I did not say Harris played in 2009. I did say Spencer started for 2 years.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You said “Walt Harris #2 (from 2006 – 2009)”. Don’t you get that by SAYING 2009, you imply that he played that year? No? OK.
    Whatever, Skeebs. This reads Walt Harris was the #2 CB from 2006 to 2009. If he wasn’t playing in 2009, then you don’t use the year 2009. Christ. Seriously?
    My point is that Spencer went from starter to not even dressing. The comparison is valid.

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The comparison is valid only because you insist on saying it, Chuck. Otherwise, it’s still ridiculous. Spencer lost his job during the season, not after one week of TC practice.

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spencer started every game of the 2010 season. He started none of the 2011 season. What does that tell you? I still don’t know what your point is.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN & NFL Network is abuzz with TO talk.
    Lombardi just said on NFL Network
    that if TO gets cut before the first regular season game he is owed $85K. Once the season starts he is owed the entire contract amount if he is on the roster.
    Also mentioned was he would have to be considered a top 3 receiver on the roster because receivers #4 and #5 typically play special teams.

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spencer lost his job, like I said, because of his non-participation in camp that 2011 season. It wasn’t that long ago, Skeebs. Don’t you remember? If he lost his job, how did he start every game in 2010?
    Aug 23, 2011:
    Shawntae Spencer has started studying film of Seattle’s wide receivers in preparation for the Niners’ regular-season opener against the Seahawks on Sept. 11.
    At this point, however, it’s not entirely clear if Spencer will be suited up for that game. Or, if he is healthy, whether he’ll be one of San Francisco’s starting cornerbacks in Week 1.
    Due to a hamstring injury, Spencer has only participated in one full practice since the start of training camp. Spencer injured the hamstring during a drill during the second day of practice on July 30. He returned on Aug. 14, but re-injured the hamstring during San Francisco’s Fan Fest practice at Candlestick Park.
    Spencer, a seven-year veteran, has 72 career starts, including 32 the past two seasons. But Niners coach Jim Harbaugh acknowledged it’s been hard to evaluate Spencer.
    “There’s really just the film on Shawnate (and him being) an experience player in the league to go off of right now,” Harbaugh said.
    Spencer is still listed with the first-team defense on the Niners’ depth chart opposite Carlos Rogers, but he alluded to the fact that his starting spot is not guaranteed. Cornerbacks Tarell Brown, who had an interception against the Raiders, and Tramaine Brock, who has opened eyes with a strong camp, are candidates to assume his spot.
    So, as of Aug 23rd, 2011. Spencer was still listed as the #1 guy at RCB. He never started a game in 2011.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Look Skeebs. I ain’t trying to be a dick, but the truth remains, Spencer started every game in 2009 and 2010. He didn’t lose his job during the 2010 season. He lost it in camp of 2011. Due to the hammy and his non-participation.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Or this from April 12th:
    The Raiders’ new cornerback pulled his hamstring the second day of training camp last year, aggravated the injury and was out until Week 3, when he injured his toe.
    “It was tough,” Spencer said. “It was a very humbling experience. I got hurt in training camp and didn’t have a chance to showcase to the new coaching staff whether I could play in their system.”

  30. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t see them benching Crabs Chuck. I think it might do him some good but it ain’t gonna happen despite Spencer or Mays incidents. Like it or not and I don’t, he is a 3 years starter and leading receiver. No way to justify the benching unless he gets outplayed in live games and he has yet to have that happen. This year he has some legit competition so we will see if he responds and if he manages to practice before we begin the season.

    I hope so.

    Bullit, looks like Moss and Owens have similar play to get paid contracts. Lots of questions about both of them.

    I think Owens may turn out to be a good signing for them and Moss has already been good for us with all the teaching he is giving.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said, Spencers was pencilled in to start up util opening day. He barely saw the field. Crabs?
    Hey, we’ll see.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One storyline that hasn’t been explored is this is the first time the Niners are facing their ex-head coach Samurai Mike since he was relieved of his job.
    I think there is a lot respect and affection for Singletary from his ex-players. An interesting back story that is sure to be brought up before the game.

  33. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not from Alex . . .

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lot’s of NFC West news today.
    Bradford admitted last weekend that his injured ankle is still not 100%. That shouts TROUBLE with
    a leaky Oline and a receiving corps which was unreliable. Bradford does get back his security blanket in Danny Amedola.
    Peter King is reporting that Sidney Rice might not be ready to start the season still having not recovered fully from surgeries on both shoulders and a concussion.
    That’s the reason they’ve been bringing in the parade of available receivers. Sidney Rice might never duplicate his one great year with the Vikes.
    Kevin Kolb was throwing passes in practice which muddles the Card’s QB situation and that can be a good thing. The Oline is going to have a hard time from preventing a frgile Kolb from taking punishment.
    Obviously we have the superior Oline in comparison to the other teams in the division and that puts their QBs in jeopardy.

  35. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, RG is a concern with the undersized Boone pencilled in as the nominal starter. Leonard Davis should be decent as his backup, if he doesn’t eat Goodwin.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Crabtree went through a full practice today, expects to play a little on Friday. In related news, unca_chuck was arrested for reckless and harmful blabbering.

  37. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    What was Chuck’s Reckless and Harmful Blabbering Content? RHBC for short. I’m guessing he was at least three times over the blogging limit.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, at least I’m right.

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    He refused to take a bullshitalyzer and they hauled him to the station.

  40. robNo Gravatar says:

    thanks CHUCK for the depth chart ! looks like boone is holding off leonard davis for the RG spot ! hope alex can be even a little better there than snyder was last year come playoff time !

  41. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Poor Skeebs. Suffering from Bullititis. Paint yourself int oa corner and wonder why you’re trapped.

  42. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    My grandfather painted me into a corner once. Once.

  43. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT !

    GOOD CALL ! not sure about the players, but there sure is a lot of ‘respect and affection’ from here for ” samurai ” mike !
    imho he is a big reason our defense is pretty much the best in the league !

    thank god for mike singletary , jim harbaugh , vic fangio and all of our defensive players !

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In an unrelated story, Skeebers and Bullit were arrested and charged with cocaine possession. They were later released when it was discovered they were snorting Koolaid.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Rob was there holding the bag . . .

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, Crabtree practicing has no bearing on any of this.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Singletary made two fatal mistakes.
    He hired Jimmy Raye istead of an younger innovative OC.
    Second, he allowed himself to become a cartoon character. That stuff with David Letterman made some people los respect for him.Dropping his pants in the locker behind closed doors and then somebody leaking it didn’t help the image. Then he made it worse by talking about it and looking for the rat.

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seriously, Rob? Affection and respect for Aluminum Mike Singletary? He was all talk and little substance. Might as well get NoFear here to sing the praises of Teflon Mike Nolan . . .
    The amount of good both did was far outweighed by the bad. Much like Steve DeBerg.

  49. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Singletary made one fatal mistake.
    He thought he could be an NFL head coach.
    No offense, no strategy, no composure.
    “But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”

  50. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t kid yourself. Mary Todd was sick and tired of that goddamn stovepipe hat. She was thankful Abe was the final act of “Our American Cousin.”
    Little known fact (from my sources): When Lincoln was shot, Mary Todd was heard to say…”OK, time to close the curtain and roll this tall, skinny sumbitch’ inside it and dump ’em both he and the curtain into the Potomac. So said *my* sources…

  51. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sing it from the mountaintop. Michael Crabtree participated in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills today.

  52. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey. That was supposed to post 3 hours ago.
    My guess is Crabs is HOF material now . . .

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What’s the prediction for him seeing action in his 1st Pre-Season game in 4 yrs?
    I’d guess he’ll see a pass or 2.

  54. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    A smoke screen and a 5 yard out . . .

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy Thackery was amazing. The crowd went nuts. I got a chance to talk and take some pictures with Jimmy. Of course, he played Apache. Solid Ice was the best song. Did I mention the crowd was going nuts?

  56. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Coco Montoya next week. That will wrap up Bluesdays at Squaw Valley for me.

  57. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m glad to see Crabtree is going to play this Friday.

  58. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like A J Jenkins is stepping it up!

  59. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    A.J. Jenkins is “stepping it up?” I didn’t know one could “step up” in shit. Unless there’s an unusual rash of injuries to our WRs corps as we open Week 1 in GB. A.J.’s going to be standing on the sideline, in sweats, getting a first-hand view on what it’s like being an NFL WR…from afar.
    “That’s the fact, Jack!”

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The mudslinging has begun in the NFL lockout of the Refs.
    The guy that was referee of Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game Aints/Cards was said to have been fired from the Lingerie Football League as a ref.

    Since this is a billion dollar industry the NFL needs to get this right. Players will test the rules to see how far they can get before they are penalized. Could get ugly really fast.

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How can the replacements do worse the the regulars. Refs in the NFL have to the highest paid part-time employees anywhere. Just fire them and bring in the replacements. It is time for an upgrade.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I have no problem with replacement refs. Just don’t recruit from the Lingerie League or World Wrestling Entertainment.
    I fear when they test the new refs as to what is a personal foul
    that somebody might get seriously hurt. If Goodell orders them to call everything we have a flagfest and a joke of a game.
    As much as we all bitch about it it’s a tough job and they get it right most of the time.
    We get to make the call influeneced by announcers and slo mo replays. They have to call it in real time at first.

  63. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You say that now, but when they start blowing calls all over the place, you’ll be singing a different tune.
    These replacement guys would be far from upgrades.

  64. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You mean “blowing calls all over the place” like the refs we currently have? See Pittsburgh vs Seattle Super Bowl. That was a joke.

  65. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    See NFC Championship game non-fumble call.

  66. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, yer saying the less experienced guys will be better?
    Yeah, the Lingere League is a real tough proving ground.

  67. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m saying the current guys suck. It wouldn’t bother mem to start over with new refs. In fact, the thought of that is exciting. I know there will be growing pains but the old bad habits and biases will be gone.

  68. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The funny thing is you think this makes a difference. New refs won’t blow calls? I mean really. These college refs (or Arena League, Lingere League, whatever) are spotless, right? Beyond the fact that they need to train 150 guys in a very short time, they still need to address a bigger problem. And that’s getting a ref in the press box. Have a ref oversee the replays. Frigging Fox has that ex-ref Mike Perrera sitting in NY and he can make calls in a timely manner.
    the NFL needs a head ref in the press box with ALL the replays that the networks orovide, not the ham-handed way they try to do it now. Which is limited replays, and half-assed solutions.
    Here’s what the players think:

  69. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, how exciting is it for the refs to try 4 times to get the spot right for a holding call on a punt return? I can hardly wait.
    They’ll figure this out before the season starts, but probably after week 3 of the preseason.

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I want the old refs fired. I don’t care for them. I’ll take the 4 times to get the spot right because I can remember the old refs having the same problem.
    I’m sorry to hear you are taking this so hard. Frankly, it is way low on my give a shit scale. Carry on by yourself.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Put a chip in the ball and wire the field, goal posts and sideline. Put sensors in shoes, unis and helmets.
    Then it becomes a video game.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kyle Williams is listed as the backup punt returner.
    I just can’t help but think he’s going fumble every time he fields the ball like waiting for an accident to happen.
    I would rather see Cox or James back there and let KW play WR only.

  73. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    There have been and always will be problems with officiating. Human error, don’t you know. BUT, despite the “non-fumble” blown call in the NFCCG, I will take the current crop over the newbies, any day, any week.
    In truth, I don’t think they suck. I think they get the calls right most of the time. It’s easy to focus on the crap calls, but I guaranfrackingtee you that the replacements will be worse. How do I know? Omniscience.
    Prediction for Friday:
    Offenses that suck, defenses that don’t,lots of Singlenoodle images on the Viking sideline. Meh.

  74. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Williams has so much to play for. His career is on the line and I hope the best for the kid. I would like to see if he comes out swinging. As far as the Refs go it’s easy to see the border line plays and see where the errors might be, it’s the blatent missed calls that make me think they are playing dirty and are totally incompetent

  75. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis – Keep me informed on the leagues this year, I plan on being in both again. Thanks Commish.

  76. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Oh yeah, Barring serious injuries we should be monsters on the field one again. I loved our draft and can’t wait to see the progress we’ve made running the same system 2yrs in a row. I think Smith will feel some heat from Kaep and that can only be a good thing. I have been drafting L. James in all my FF teams and am looking forward to seeing him perform.

  77. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, Bullit brought it up, not me. You think it’s bad now? It’ll get 10x worse.
    You’ll give a shit when games are won and lost by these replacement guys f*cking things up.

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Onr thing you have to give Kyle credit for Bullit, he’s worked hard to erase the bad taste left by his performance last year.
    Proves to me he wants to win.
    Attitude and determination is everything.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have no problems with Kyle Williams if he learns the concept of ball security and not taking foolish chances. He was short hopping punts before his fumbles.
    The next punt he fumbles might be his last for the Niners.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We need him, or Cox/LMJ, (anyone), to be ready for those duties, if we lose Ginn again in a big game.
    Clearly, Kyle wasn’t ready last year.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This year is the 50th anniversary of James Bond.
    I am a big fan and have seen every Bond film.
    I came across this article and if page down to the passport you’ll see James Bond is posing as Alex Smith or using #11 as an alias


    This exhibition is going on a 3 year world tour and I am hoping it gets to the Bay Area

  82. robNo Gravatar says:

    DENNIS keep me informed on the leauges this year … WHILE i’m i em’ ! 😉

  83. robNo Gravatar says:


    you think one of singletary’s biggest issues was dropping his pants and then trying to find the rat ?

    heck i’d be more worried about finding a rat AFTER i dropped my pants … OUCH !

  84. robNo Gravatar says:

    nj 49ER !
    I AGREE we need cox !
    i love cox !

  85. robNo Gravatar says:

    OOPS dennis

    i meant to say …

    keep me informed on the FF leagues this year too !

    while i’m IN them !

  86. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Rob loves Cox!

  87. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob worries me sometimes.
    What the hell am I saying, ‘sometimes’?

  88. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Cox in Bob’s box of rox . .
    What is that pic, Rob?

  89. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bob? Uh, Rob.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody notice that Jack from Jack In the Box s being two timed? While watching the tonight’s Giants game I saw Jack’s wife married to some other guy on an airline credit card commercial.

  91. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Soylent Green is people!!!
    Oh, shit. Those are Super Bowl rings. It sure looks like a box of rocks, ROB . . .

  92. robNo Gravatar says:

    what do you think yer doin !!

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob just don’t divulge that your best friends are Neal & Bob and you’ll be fine.

  94. 12th manNo Gravatar says:


  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network has 3 preseason games broadcating tonight as a tripleheader.
    Primary interest game is Bears-Broncos to see if Manning still has it.

  96. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How come Michel Carter isn’t in the HOF? IMO, he is the best NT for his era, ever.

  97. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Carter was outstanding, but he played an unglamorous position. You don’t get stats at NT, not even sacks for the most part, though Carter did okay for a NT in that area too. Insiders and astute fans recognize what he did, but he did not get the media attention a pass rushing DE would get. I would not be surprised if the veterans committee gets him in in a decade or so.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Outside of Niner fans people don’t remember Michael Carter.
    His only chance is to go in is to be voted in by the Veteran’s Committee.
    The guy they should consider now for induction is Bryant Young.
    He made the 1990s All Decade Team.
    A standout on some horrible teams.

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    John Elway is a dumbass for saying this

    Elway is lacking in math skills but great at BS P Manning would need 3 more to tie Montana.
    Peyton is running second in his family based on Elway’s criteria.

  100. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If a NT can shut down the 0, 1 and 2 gaps (the in way of saying it these days is 0, 1 and 2 technique) he is considered a great NT. Carter shut that down on both sides of the Center all by himself. I’ve never seen a better run stuffer.

  101. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IOW, the great one’s shut down one side, Carter shut down both sides.

  102. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Walsh used to stock pile NTs like they were the most important position. With all the championships Walsh had, who’s to argue.

  103. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Tru dat, in this league defense wins games. One of my favorite players was D. Board.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners just cut CB Curtis Holcomb their 7th rd pick from 2011.

  105. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Per Barrows, your starting Wrs this Friday are:

    Ted Ginn

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand (drum roll)…………

    Michael (Soft shell) Crabtree!

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I was mistaken about the triplecast on NFL Network.
    Starts at 4;30pm and they will have live lookins to games in progress similar to NFL Redzone.
    They are not showing those games seperately.

  107. robNo Gravatar says:

    just read the list of NFL hall of famers ! saw 6 or 8 defensive tackles on it , but nobody listed as a NT !
    CORTEZ KENNEDY is on it , great player but imho michael carter was better !

  108. robNo Gravatar says:

    great news !

    ” According to CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco, the No. 30 overall pick had the best day of any 49ers receiver in training camp on Tuesday. Jenkins caught six passes in team and 7-on-7 drills, and told Maiocco he still found areas he can improve on following his solid day of practice. “

  109. robNo Gravatar says:

    so crabs starts friday …

    ” 49ers practice report: Michael Crabtree returns, declares himself healthy ”

    if i were crabs and had to pick a time to play in my first preseason game this would be it !

  110. robNo Gravatar says:

    great news !


    DELMARDENNIS … come back in from that ledge buddy ! remember when we talked on the phone just before we drafted copernicus ? !!!

  111. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Buddy of mine saw Kappy play most of his home games. Said he’s an amazing athlete and his arm is top-notch. Haven’t seen too much of him, but we’ll see.

  112. robNo Gravatar says:


    buddy of mine saw gordy lockbaum and gave me a heads up ! gordy went three ways in college ! omg he played offense RB , defense CB AND special teams as a KR !!!

    AWH man … too bad gordy didn’t even make it through one preseason game with his hometown patriots ! too bad too sad ! let’s hope cappy is all that i think he is !

  113. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    So, since the starters usually play a series or 2 is this why Inn and Crabs were named so Moss and Manningham gets most playing time?

    Just asking.

  114. 12th manNo Gravatar says:


  115. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Woodhead on the Pats plays offense, defense and ST.
    Niners are trying to do the same with Takufu, Dobbs and Colin Jones. Jones ran some plays at WR last year but this year might be another story with the depth there.

  116. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Bears are another team with 2 QBs better than anybody on the Cards roster.
    Doesn’t everybody?

  117. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I saw Kappy play most of his college games. He is all that. He makes a dumb mistake here and there but he is quite a play maker. He is a winner too.

  118. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Nick Foles is having a heck of a debut. A 70yd TD and a 44 yd TD.

  119. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Check your email. I sent you some Jimmy Thackery pictures.

  120. robNo Gravatar says:


  121. 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