.500 or Bust ! ! ! !

The battle cry now is to not have a losing record. 9-7 is likely out, so 8-8 appears to be the goal. Problem is, both San Diego and AZ are playing for something, and we aren’t. So we’ll end up 7-9.

Might as well get the draft position at this point. Likely 13-16 is where we’ll end up. Near as I can tell at this point we have 9 draft picks coming up, so we can certainly help ourselves out.

Problem is, we likely have a lot of coaches who will be leaving. Baalke hasn’t shown a knack for drafting WRs, or even developing them. This may be an issue with the offense we currently run, but who knows? This team faced 5 years worth of line injuries and 10 years of front office bullshit. And that was before the season started.

Weird to be on the outside looking in, but hey, had we given Harbaugh his extension before the season started, we’d be tied to this crap-ass offense for another 5 years.  I have more faith in Kaepernick getting better with a different offense than I do this offense getting better with the current cash of characters.

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34 Responses to .500 or Bust ! ! ! !

  1. Berger says:

    Kap had a tough year but who on the offense didn’t? Maybe Boldin. Staley had the quote of the year, “dumb schemes”. Gore is a close 2nd with “no rhythm”.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Crabs as well noted the poor schemes. Definitely a lost season. One that started in the shitter and never got out.

  3. robbiedeluca says:

    100 percent right Chuck nice post

  4. robbiedeluca says:

    Also don’t forget kap was sacked more times than any other QB this year

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Thx, ROB!!! Good to see ya here.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Funny thing is, Baalke cites poor decision making as the reason to dump RayMac, but Jed is guilty of the same crime. The whole org is guilty of that.

    • Berger says:

      We’ll see what Jed is guilty of when he hires the new coach. Most everybody was crying foul when Lacob fired Mark Jackson. If Harbaugh was pulling power plays and rankling the management(see Jackson, Mark), maybe it was his plan to get fired all along. Nobody in any business ever wins a power play with the owner. If Jed backed down he would look weak and that would be a bigger problem for him in the future than letting a coach go. Of course, I don’t know that Harby has been pulling power pays but that is what the media has lead us to believe.

  7. Winder says:

    With Gore not being in his prime and a makeshift OL we were doomed from the start. Kappy has a lot to learn but no can blame the total lack of adjusting to the defensive schemes that were attacking us throughout the year. I don’t know what’s really going on at 49erland but I just don’t see Jed being the total problem. He has paid advisers and an Uncle to use for advice. I guess this whole situation is gonna play out pretty soon and hopefully we can get back to some interesting and good ball.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Oh, Jed’s not the entire problem, but he sure picks his times to emerge from the shadows and throw some turmoil around.

    The Baalke/harbaugh discord should have been handled much better. The GM is supposed to be the buffer between the HC and the front office, not the FOs henchman.

    Winning cured a lot of front office problems, but they are coming back with a vengeance. Like the end of the Singletary days. Too many voices, no consensus, scrambled lines of communication.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking KJ/Bullit/red dog is going to bust a gut trying to place all the blame on Kaepernick.

    Dude has to be 12. The entire org has driven the team to this precipice.

    Gonna be a bumpy offseason.

    Anyonevreally think we can beat either of these teams fighting for the the playoffs?

    I have a little hope. Not much., though.

    • Berger says:

      I don’t know why you waste your time. He blasts the QB but pleads for the coach who stands steadfastly behind the QB he hates. Enough said.

  10. Nipper says:

    There’s warm shit, there’s cold shit and then there’s the 49er’s season.

    • Berger says:

      I have to agree. This year reminds of the early career of Jim Plunklett. He was shelled in NE, then came here and was still shell shocked. He goes to the Raiders and has a great career. I don’t think Kap has been shelled by the RoBaugh offense to the extent of Plunkett in NE, yet, but given one more year of this I think he would be there. Harbaugh is at a crossroads. His offense is terrible. he needs to decide if he gets a capable OC at his next stop or goes with another run game coordinator like Roman. This RoBaugh offense is just pathetic. Jimbo needs to get somebody who knows what they are doing and step back.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I’m done over there. It’s just too much fun to make Bullit run around with his head cut off.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    What I don’t get is that Skeebs and co ignore everything under Hatbaugh’s control as having anything to do with the problems. Harbaugh has been wrangling for more money after year one of his deal. He has lied to the players on more than a few occasions. He was the champion behind signing Kappy. He is the one responsible for developing him and the offense. The timing issues, the lack of creativity, the red zone woes have all been here in one form or another since before Kappy became the starter.

    For all the wins, the team is regressing. Can this same group suddenly figure out how to work together?

  13. What’s worse than losing to Joe fucking Flacco in the Super Bowl?

    Being James Franco, whose new Sony Pictures movie has been shelved amid cyber terrorist attacks, only to add insult to injury by having the president call you “James Flacco.”

    Did we bomb N. Korea yet?

  14. Berger says:

    Hey Del, about Flacco beating us in the Super bowl:

  15. 12th Man says:

    A ton of things contributed to this shitty season, including Kap not progressing as a pocket passer no argument, but since it was obvious he was not doing well with it why waste the season forcing the issue and how come Saint Harbaugh gets a free pass for not making the necessary changes?

    I think Harbaugh is a good coach and if I had the say then he would stay providing he gets a real OC. Not going to happen.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yup. Everybody takes a piece of the shit cake. But the overarching problem I saw all year was a lack of adjusting to anything.

      • unca_chuck says:

        On both sides of the all Yup. Everybody takes a piece of the shit cake. But the overarching problem I saw all year was a lack of adjusting to anything.

        On both sides of the ball.

  16. Berger says:

    Like NJ has said for a long time, we are playing checkers while the other teams are playing chess.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    That’s actually a pretty good analogy. Like john Robinson vs Bill Walsh.

  18. Berger says:

    I’ll probably replay those final 4 downs in the SB over and over. Harby called a TO just as we snapped the ball on a QB draw that looked like it was going to be a TD. He then throws all passes instead just one running play to force the Ravens to burn a TO of their own. Incredibly mismanaged by the coach. The way we were running the ball at that point in the game I would have called all running plays. but no, leave it to RoBaugh to outsmart themselves, as usual. Checkers vs chess.

  19. Nipper says:

    Perhaps if we try hard enough, we can blame this awful season on the North Koreans. They’re made to order villains. That Kim should shoot his barber with that haircut.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    For all the wins and accomplishments regaled on Harbaugh, for him being an offensive coach, he won with his defense. If this team had a strong offense these past 4 years, we’d have 3 more rings.

    Which is why I hope they can keep Fangio. Either as HC or keep him as DC and get an actual offensive mind to run the offense

    • 12th Man says:

      I really enjoy the Fangio pressers, refreshing, honest and to the point without giving away any secrets. I don’t see him making it to HC unfortunately, although I think he has served his time as a coordinator.

    • rtfirefly says:

      If Fangio leaves, I want Rex Ryan as DC.

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