The Age of Aquarius

As disappointed as I am about the Tomsula hire, some prominent players are fully endorsing him. This includes Anquan Boldin, Alex Boone, and notably, Vernon Davis. While there’s something to the whole inmates/asylum thing, and the additional fact that VD is in his contract year and should endear himself to the coaches, there has to be a certain amount of relief from the players. Boldin said it should be easier to play for Tomula over the notoriously high-strung and volatile St. Jim.

Beyond that, the only coach they are keeping is Tom Rathman. Good news as I think at this point it would be a good idea to keep Gore. He’s the heart and soul of this team, and this is a commodity they need to keep this train on the tracks. If Gore showed anything last year, it’s that he can thrive given some decent blocking. Give him a 2 year deal and let him ride off into the sunset. He can go about 15 plays a game and he, Hyde, and Hunter can all share duties.

Boone is onboard as well. Sure, kumbaya doesn’t equal wins, but a looser atmosphere could be what these guys need. Again though a lot rides on the staff Tomsula brings in. He’s been in the league a long time and hopefully has developed relationships with potential staff members. One can hope, anyway.

The guy I like at this point for OC would be Chud, the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground dweller, Rob Chudzinski. He’s a tight end friendly coach who did wonders with Cam Newton his rookie year. Callahan would be OK I guess. He’s had his moments. Trestman? Ehhhh. He cratered in a big way in Chi-town, and his Canada work? Whoop-dee-fricking-doo.

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134 Responses to The Age of Aquarius

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Speaking of changes . . .

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2015/1/15/7550461/49ers-expected-to-switch-to-4-3-defense-under-jim-tomsula

    They do a lot of 4-3 anyway, mainly against passing teams, so this shouldn’t be too too dramatic a shift, but still and all, a bit surprising,

    • 12th Man says:

      Without a true NT the 4-3 makes more sense. Niners have not had an elite NT under Fangio so he ran a hybrid scheme.

  2. 12th Man says:

    Read the question about where the LB will line up. You have a valid point about Willis is probably best in the middle but since you need 3 where would they put Borland who is a run stuffing machine?
    Just wondered how you think they would play those 3 guys.

  3. Nipper says:

    Cleaning house on the coaches. The new Niners way. Harbaugh coaches walk the plank…..gone! The turkey vulture circles and waits.

  4. Irish Kevin says:

    @KNBR: What do you want to hear from York, Baalke, Tomsula? Listen to the press conference LIVE @ 3 pm on KNBR 680/1050/.com
    http://t.co/kOJ5EENr7a

  5. Irish Kevin says:

    Wow, they already fired Fangio

    • unca_chuck says:

      It’s the only way he can get a job, AJ. He’s under contract with us so it would be the height of assholery to hold on to him while others are getting hired.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    12th , if they keep Brooks they could use Borland on running downs , and sub out Brooks on passing downs. Or use that spot for Lynch. They had a ton of LBs in their 3-4. This only makes it harder for playing time for these guys. Lynch? Who knows? Bowman and Willis are givens. But between those other 3 there’s going to be down time. That being said, I think Brooks may have sealed his own fate.

    My thought is they get Borland and Lynch as familiar with all the LB positions ad they can be so they can rotate to the different spots as needed.

    • 12th Man says:

      I was assuming Brooks is out. Aldon Smith and Lynch would switch to DE.
      Borland showed a lot in his rookie season, including he can be hurt in the passing game so subbing is a possibility as you say.
      On base downs I would play Borland in the middle with Bowman and Willis outside though. Willis is versatile enough to play all 3 and so is Bowman but Borland is probably too small and slow on the outside but what he brings to the middle is incredible so far.

      Likely to see a lot of nickel as well.

  7. Irish Kevin says:

    What the…Former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, 40, is a candidate to replace Fangio with the 49ers

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah pretty iffy on Tarver but he beats the hell out of Dennis Allen.

    Besides, Tarver was our LB coach for 6 years.

    Wonder of Gase is still in play for OC?

  9. Alleykat says:

    There’s no way Brooks comes back after Tomsula and him blew up on the sidelines.
    Like with Sing and VD: As Sing’s hilarious line.. “Can’t play with him, can’t do it, I need Winners!!
    But then again the loser turned out to be Sing, cause VD wasn’t going anywhere.

  10. Winder says:

    It’s a new day and here we go, at least there won’t be any residual bad feelings from last years coaches.

  11. 12th Man says:

    You guys catch the Tomsula introduction, wow, just wow.

    • Flavor says:

      Tough to judge him off that. He fumbled and mumbled through it with cliches and often seemed to be going on a tangent that didn’t have anything to do with answering the questions. Plus, he called all the female questioners “ma’am” which I think was cool back in the 70’s but might not fly these days

    • 12th Man says:

      its up on the Niner page.

  12. Flavor says:

    And what I meant by “tough to judge him off that” is that I don’t really care how the guy does vs the press. I should have said “there’s no reason to judge him off that.” He’s a simpleton guy, he’s never going to be the orator that some of the high profile coaches are. And I don’t think you have to be brilliant to be a successful head coach. In today’s game you really just need to be a good “team manager.” THe OC and DC are the guys you want who are sharp. What I want out of Tomsula is that he doesn’t let the entire team turn into “Santa Rita Jail West”. Is that too much to ask?
    I’ll miss the Harbaugh interviews though. When he got going on something it was brilliant to listen to, even if it didn’t make much sense.

    • 12th Man says:

      Sorry wasn’t very clear. The “wow” wasn’t for Tomsula, it was for Baalke. Tomsula was about as expected, hardly the polished public figure.

      Baalke showed himself to be a bit power hungry though. When asked (paraphrasing) “are these assistant coaching picks Jim’s” he said “They are ours”

      In other words Tomsula is not picking his own staff. That’s a bad sign.

      GM’s pick talent, coaches coach and that is a good division of labor.

      If Baalke wants to choose assistant coaches he should become a head coach.

  13. Nipper says:

    Media day with the new coach was more blah, blah, blah………I just yelled BLEEPS at my tv and it took it well. Things are good that way.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Since I work in the city now I get to listen to about 15 minutes of Damon Bruce. He lines up a string of like-minded yahoos who parrot his lines. At least that’s all I’ve heard this last month.

    He was playing snippets of the presser with JT. Not a pretty sight, but he;s new to the game.

    Harbaugh certainly didn’t fall into this like Tomsula. There is not going to be the angst that Harbaugh caused. But Harbaugh got to bring 9n his own guys. This certainly smacks of a situation like Jerry Jones an Dallas where the owner and GM have way too much involvement where they shouldn’t. These guys went out of their way to pretty much make it clear that Tomsula would have little to do with the hiring of his coaching staff. While it certainly fits in with a greenhorn who hasn’t done this before, it fits right in with the plan that Baalke and therefore Jed want too much say in the building of the team.

    Will it matter? Maybe not if they find the right guys, But it’s a difficult situation for an experienced coach to want to come in to. Much like the Singletary deal. And we need about 8 of them. I guess you just hope that since there aren’t very many of these jobs, they’ll get good people. .

    The thing is, just like Jerry, where do you turn if the owner screws up? Well, we know who Jed will fire. And it won’t be himself.

  15. 12th Man says:

    From Tomsula today when talking about Kap:
    “I think he can run, I think he can throw. I think he can change the pace of the game, change the speed of the game,” Tomsula said. “…More so than the traditional quarterback, he does it with the lower body. And (we’ll) look at that, corral it and let’s accentuate those things as we continue to strengthen other areas.”

    Couldn’t agree more. Take the constraints off Kap and work to his current strengths while working on his weaknesses over time. Kap has extraordinary physical gifts that did him very little good in the pocket this year.

  16. snarkk says:

    You crater an entire coaching staff that took you to 3 conference champ games in 4 years to hire one Ron Jeremy look alike dude? This looks like an entirely uphill battle that wasn’t necessary. What did Baalke ever do to turn him into Prince Jed’s Rasputin? I could be wrong, but this has 2005-2008 written all over it…

    • Nipper says:

      It’s obvious this is a power move. Behind the fancy words and good intentions Baalke wanted to get rid of the Harbaugh coaches and start over. He hired a nice man who would never challenge his authority to make moves. Baalke runs this outfit for better or worse.

      • 12th Man says:

        Yeah he does, more than Jed by appearances.

        As for results on the field I will wait for the games. A unpolished press conference by the Coach didn’t sway me one way or another. Tomsula is a good coach, the question is, is he a good HC?

        Time will tell but I’m happy with the initial direction he wants to take Kap.

    • Flavor says:

      Well, if you think you have talent in the player pool that’s actually TB’s work. So why axe both the coach and the GM? Makes sense to me that they got rid of Harb’s and kept TB. Harb’s must be a total asshole behind the scenes

      • 12th Man says:

        I’m a fan of TB flavor, I think he is a superior GM and with the rest of the FO they have handled the cap management part of the business well and garner outstanding talent through a combination of free agency and the draft.

        If the HC/GM really did devolve into a power struggle, I have no doubt that Harbaugh had as much to do with it as anyone and I agree, Harbaugh is quite probably a huge asshole and that has been his rep.

        That doesn’t mean I have to enjoy every word and decision TB makes. Watching that presser it was obvious Baalke has inserted himself fully in the vacuum created by Harbaugh getting the boot. Judging by appearances only (not wise) it looks like Tomsula is publicly playing second fiddle to Baalke.

        In reality Harbaugh was playing second fiddle to Baalke too in that Baalke was his boss, but in public they always created the “partnership” illusion so the coach carries authority.

        Yesterday it seemed like Tomsula was granted little public authority, not a good look for a HC in the NFL.

  17. Berger says:

    I watched the press conference and generally liked what I saw but I have one big question. Tomsula was definitely not worried about being smooth. He came across nervous but genuine. He gave some answers that sound like he is a good problem solver. Most people see a problem and do something about that issue. Others find out the root of the issue and solve for that so they don’t have to keep solving for the same issue over and over. Tomsula seems to be the latter.

    I already knew he likes to run the ball before the press conference so I did not see Baalke taking over the conversation when he said they were going to run. I saw it more as an affirmation as agreeing with his coach. Tomsula’s explanation of what scheme they were going to run was as good of an explanation as I have ever seen. All of that was great. The one thing that is yet to be determined is how well he can take over a group. A head coach needs to able to take control of the situation with a group he leads. Harbaugh might have actually gone overboard in this area. I’m not saying Tomsula will or won’t do a good job in this area but I did not get a sense one way or the other so I am a little worried he might get run over. Everything else was great.

    The other thing is if Baalke takes control then this issue might not be a big as it would normally need to be. I think the biggest reason the Giants win in baseball is the teamwork with Sabean and Bochy and his staff. I sometimes wonder how Bochy keeps so much control of his clubhouse when he is such a players manager. Those managers usually get run over after a couple of years. Sabean probably gets involved in player discipline for Bochy? I saw some potential for that kind of chemistry yesterday at the presser. The players sure seem to like him. I just hope they don’t run over him. We’ll see soon enough.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Bochy earns his players respect by being straight with them . He goes a little over board to make the vets happy, but isn’t afraid to bench them as well.

    I don’t think Sabean’s has anything to do with disciplining the team. The one thing the Giants have are very clearly marked boundaries. Bochum has full control over who he hires and what he does.

    This is where I see problems with this arrangement. Look, it could all work out, but from the outside, you have coaches that won’t want to come in to a situation where the GM and by extension the owner, meddle in things that shouldn’t be on their agenda.

  19. 12th Man says:

    Harbaugh and Tomsula stopped talking to each other for about the last month of the season according to reports. Is this because Harbaugh discovered Tomsula was in fact a rat leaking shit to the press or is it because everyone and his Mother was told Harbaugh was done in SF and Tomsula was likely the new boss?

    What happened to the absolute certainty that Jed was the rat undermining his HC? Or that it was Jed and Baalke in cahoots together against Harbaugh?

    Now we have certainty that it was Tomsula all along because he did become the HC and the defacto beneficiary of Harbaughs demise.

    How come no blame is attached to Harbaugh in any of this? The guy never lasts beyond 4 years anywhere as a HC and didn’t at the Niners. Why do we think Harbaugh was offered a 4 year contract to begin with?

    Does winning override all else? Can a HC behave however he wants with no repercussions because he has a winning record? How many of you would allow gross insubordination to continue in your business? How about in the ranks? Is that a good lesson for the players to see and model their behavior around and is that why the ink blotter filled up? Does anyone else wonder about player holdouts and unhappiness with contracts coming from the example of the HC leveraging his situation in the second year of a 5 year contract?

    I think Harbaugh was a good coach and would have preferred to see him play out his contract provided he got a new OC or removed himself from meddling in the OC scheme if in fact that was the real issue. I also would have much preferred to keep Fangio on staff, he is the real loss IMO.

    It couldn’t be done and Baalke and Jed played their part in that, but so did Harbaugh, and to deny or overlook that obvious fact is childish bullshit. Pointing fingers in only one direction is a feel good exercise in futility. A way to expunge anger and nothing more.

    Its done, get over it already.

    • Irish Kevin says:

      Very nicely put, this is just like the Giants and Sandoval. It’s done good bye don’t let the door hit you in the ass!!

    • Berger says:

      12th- Harbaugh leads in a way that makes people feel uncomfortable. It is intentional and it is his style. We know because he himself talked about it in an interview earlier this year. He even had quotes from a book that teaches this style. All I can say is what goes around comes around. Winning is supposed to be fun, he had some. When we went .500 there was no joy in Mudville. It was a big part of his demise.

    • Berger says:

      The opinion I heard yesterday on CSNBA was that Harbaugh got wind of Jed telling some that he thought Tomsula could coach this team better than Harbaugh and that Harbaugh got pissed about that. So he stopped talking to Tomsula.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Don’t you read my shit, 12th? I’ve heaped a lot of the blame on Harbaugh. Mainly for the offensive woes this season, and the fact he wouldn’t do anything about Roman.

    No one outside a few blogs dare besmirch St. Jim’s name. Winning DOESN’T overcome all but it does a great deal to cover the stench of a fucked up organization. I said before Harbaugh was hired that he could fix all the communication problems by winning. He became the face of the organization. The buck stopped with him. Whether that success pissed off Baalke, and by etxension Jed, is all mental masturbation.

    We’ll never know what went on behind the scenes, but the last 9 months of this, Harbaugh was dragging a flamethrower behind himself. He burned every bridge behind him.

    When Brady Hoke was canned, I was fairly certain that Harbs was going back to college.

    • Berger says:

      So I guess we don’t need to comment, we just need to read Chuck’s shit and shut up.

    • 12th Man says:

      Yeah I read your stuff Chuck. I didn’t address you with those comments. It was a general statement based on stuff I read at various places.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    All I’m saying (to 12th mind you) is that I’ve been placing blame at Harbaugh’s feet for a long time.

    He makes it sound like I’m giving him a pass.

    • 12th Man says:

      It was just a post. Not a reply to anything you said or didn’t. Don’t know why you feel it was aimed at you Chuck?

  22. unca_chuck says:

    I was just wondering why bergs got bent.

    I’m definitely with you on that though. Moat people out there are giving St Jim no culpability in the reasons for his departure.

    Just agreeing with you in the end.

  23. Irish Kevin says:

    Ray Ratto just tweeted Lane Kiffen might be the Niners OC

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Shit. Kiffen? We gonna get his old man to be the DC?

  25. Berger says:

    As a USC fan, the best sign I saw two years ago was in front of a hotel. There was a spot marked “FIRE LANE” in front of the main door. Somebody wrote in chalk, “KIFFEN” to complete the sentence! When USC fired him they did it as he got off the bus after a loss! And all the USC fans were happy!

  26. unca_chuck says:

    And USC got better immediately.

  27. Winder says:

    I would really hate to see Kiffen get the job, we need someone creative. I kinda think Tresman (sp) might be the guy we could use right now. I am real curious to see what Baalke is gonna do with the draft and the type of players we get. I don’t know the input Harb’s had but I am sure he had some say in the drafts. And, this whole FO/HC drama has always been a two way street and maybe some day someone will write book about it but until then we probably will never get the true story. I hated to see Fangio go too but in the end he probably needed to go more for himself than the team.

  28. Nipper says:

    Change is inevitable both good and bad. Don’t fall in love with any of these guys, coaches or players.

  29. Did my alcoholism cause my cenosillicaphobia? Or was it the other way around?
    Fuck it. I’m pouring another drink.

  30. NJ49er says:

    E/W Shrine game anyone?
    DT Chickillo looks like a keeper

  31. Irish Kevin says:

    Uh-oh, from Eric Branch in the Chron, one of the boxes Tomsula checked? He shares Baalke’s smash mouth philosophy!
    Tomsula said “I am a big fan of the run”

    Looks to me like it is round 2 of Singletary offense!!

    • Berger says:

      Not necessarily. I’m a fan of the running game and not a fan of the Singletary Sardine Can Offense. The two philosophies for running are load the hole with numbers and power through. Teams load the box to stop that and it is not usually effective. Plus there is usually only one WR to gout for a pass. That is the Singletary/Harbaugh way. The other way is how the Cowboys did it this year. Spread the formations to get the traffic out of the box and get the ball to the RB in space and let him do his thing. The nice thing about doing it this way is if a pass needs to be dialed up the formation is already a good one. If this is how Tomsula wants to run I’m all for it.

      • Irish Kevin says:

        Well that offense did not work so well for the Niners. The 3 and out were too many to count over the last few years!! The Niner O has been awfull with the constant hand it to Gore and pass only when they have too.

  32. snarkk says:

    Lane Kiffen as OC? Sheezus…

  33. The Pack’s RZ efficiency is even worse than ours.
    And that’s saying a wheelbarrow full of horseshitful.

  34. This 1st Q of play is nowhere Championship quality. I’d swear i was watching JAX vs TEN from London. Both these teams stink on ice.

    Bring on the next game.

  35. This play, and the play by both QBs in particular, is downright embarrassing.
    The NFL should be ashamed.

  36. Alleykat says:

    Fuck Seattle!
    The true passing skills of Wilson are exposed.He cannot throw, only scramble BFD!!

  37. Alleykat says:

    lol…2-9 12 yards 3 picks
    Russell Wilson the best thing to keep the crowd noise down.

  38. Oh my! Seattle ball via the on-side kick.
    Brian Bostick is the new P****** R****

  39. Kap NEVER makes that 2 pt conversion pass like Wilson just did.
    Unreal. Win or lose this game to GB, our Niners are going to remain bitches to RW and his Seahawks for the foreseeable future.

  40. The people who bet the OVER (46 1/2) are dancing in the streets.
    Unless the game ends on a safety. That never happens. Never. Never.
    Has it ever happened?

  41. Russell Wilson if fucking money. Period. End. Of. Story. Fucking money.
    So money.

  42. Anyone still think that Kap is better than Wilson? Anyone? Bueller?

  43. snarkk says:

    I assume Bostick, who totally botched that onside kick catch for the Pack, will be cut before the bus hits the airport…

  44. snarkk says:

    This game goes to show you can’t blow chances in the Red Zone, gotta make those TDs, not FGs. Great clutch playing by Seattle. The Pack played like they were brain dead from mid way through the 3rd quarter…

  45. ewisco says:

    what an epic choke job. and now we’re going to have to listen to the bloody seahags for another two weeks.

  46. snarkk says:

    Bostick on the “hands team” on that onsides kick looked like VD trying to catch a frozen Jamba Juice…

  47. ST play in both these games have been horrific.
    Catch the goddamn ball!

  48. Lurker John says:

    Of all the collapses in NFL history, I’m having trouble coming up with one more epic than this. WTF were the Packers doing in the second half? Bostick. What do you say about that guy. What an idiot. Catch it, game over. He didn’t come close. Seattle had no business winning this game. The got it because the Packers gave it away.

    And ewisco, you think you have to hear about the shithawks for two weeks? I live in Seattle and have to hear it from every angle, at work and at home and everywhere in between. The cocky, arrogants bandwagon fans are out in the streets right how, chanting. I hate this team so much. And we’re going to hire Lane Kiffen? Yeah, that’s going to work.

  49. snarkk says:

    Seattle will win the SBowl now. They’ve had their bad game, and survived it…

  50. Alleykat says:

    Hey Bostick…. Need Preston Riley’s phone number 1-800 CHOKE
    Biggest lay down in recent history!!
    Now I have to suffer with the Shithawks again!!! Life is cruel..

  51. That was a horrible spot. At least a yd back. And Pagano couldn’t challenge (he could, but would lose a TO) because the result wouldn’t result in taking back a 1st dn?

    The NFL needs to change some rules this offseason.
    A lot of goddamn rules.

  52. snarkk says:

    If the Niner D the last four years had been paired with an offense QB’d by Rodgers, the Niners would have won at least two Super Bowls…

  53. Lurker John says:

    How does Aaron Rodgers live with this one? Bostick’s moronity notwithstanding, he missed a ton of open receivers today, including an easy TD to Nelson in the first quarter.

    • Alleykat says:

      Doesn’t help that the D,decided not to show up the 2nd half after dominating the 1st.
      Even that 2 pt conversion was a joke. Had Wilson all the way back on the 20, throws a Hail Mary in the air for 8 seconds, and no CB could knock it down??? Total BS!!! Without that gift, Crosby would have had a game winning FG instead of needing it for OT!!!

  54. Nipper says:

    Seattle in the SB. Niners? Stuck in neutral at home. Damn the Niners have really fallen on hard times. It’s sickening…….

  55. Alleykat says:

    Josh Cribbs another hands guy on the punt, thanks for the gift 6 pts!!
    Lots of fuckups in these 2 games, playoff pressure? Are just bone-head decsions?

  56. Even after his horrific start, and it was scary bad, Russell Wilson “nutted up” when the chips were on the line. I think it’s now time to elevate RW to the “elite” status among the NFL quarterbacking fraternity.

    It’s a small exclusive club. You know the names. Time to add Russell Wilson to that list.

    • Lurker John says:

      I still hate that pretty little bastard’s guts. And Golden Tate slept with your wife, fucker.

  57. Lurker John says:

    The Mouth from the South couldn’t even lift his arm over his head and I don’t recall one time when the Packers went after him after the injury. I can’t grasp this loss, but I do hate Seattle more than ever. Hate their guts. I’m ready for pitchers and catchers to report. The Giants will return sanity to my life.

    • Alleykat says:

      Agree Lurker!!
      Have some idiot Seashit fans at my local watering hole, that I will have to hear them crowing for the next 2 weeks how they dominated this game, yeah right! How many days till pitchers and catchers report for the Giants?

    • It’s an “odd year.” You know the pattern by now. Win a WS, take a dump the next one. Hell. I wouldn’t even bother this year. I’d give the team the entire year off. They’ve not only earned it, but the club deserves it. 162 gm vacation this year. Shoot the works in 2016.

      If the Giants trot out a team this yr it’s 76 wins — at best.
      Like Aaron Rodgers said, the SF Giants should just R-E-L-A-X this yr.

  58. snarkk says:

    At least in that 4th Q and OT the zebras didn’t decide it.
    The Pack blew it all by themselves…

  59. Irish Kevin says:

    The Packers took a page from the Niners playbook, they ran the ball 3 times when there was less than 5 mins in the game, it was 3 and out! You have a QB like Rodgers and you go to the run??? All they needed was a First down and that would have forced Seattle to use all their time outs!!

    • NJ49er says:

      Exactly Irish Kevin!
      Challenge the 1 armed Mega Mouth maybe?
      Too eff’n conservative.
      Just like Harbaugh & Co.

    • NJ49er says:

      Who made the final Pick & slid down too?
      Thought you iced the game with almost 6 mins to play?
      Score bitches..

    • snarkk says:

      It is some kind of disease these NFL head coaches have. They get ahead with solid play calling with some risk, then shut it down to running off tackle crap when they’re ahead with plenty of time left. Walsh didn’t do that. He went for the jugular, and buried the opponent. And Joe wasn’t a guy who never through a pick. If you have a lead, don’t sit on it — you add to it…

    • Lurker John says:

      They had to, IMO, to force Seattle to burn those two timeouts. After that they were still in great position. I’m trying to figure out how they gave up 15 points in 44 seconds.

      • Berger says:

        This was the 1972 divisional playoff game all over again. The only difference, GB choked to Seattle instead of SF choking to Dallas. Bostik is now GBs Preston Riley.

      • Lurker John says:

        Unfortunately, Berger, I remember that one all too well. The sting of it is less because it wasn’t the Niners, but I despise the Seahawks so much that this game sucks too. Can the Pats beat them? I hope so, but I’m not putting any money on it. Gronk is going to need have a good game.

  60. NJ49er says:

    Move over Bill Buckner.
    The new symbol for choking belongs to Bostick.
    Dom Capers should be looking for work soon too.//

  61. snarkk says:

    NE has been in the mix for a dozen years because they have Brady, and they play 6 games every season against the perennial dogmeat Bills Jets and Dolphins…

  62. Extremely excitable and auspicious times pour moi this week. Not with the ponies mind you. The doctor upped my Vicodin dosage. Heeeeeeeeee!

  63. It’s 45-7! Why the fuck is the future President of the United Sates still standing in the pocket taking potshots like his name was Lincoln?!?!?!

    Give Tom a break.

  64. 12th Man says:

    Chud is available!

  65. I just gave Tom Brady a standing ovation when he came off the field.
    He *deserved* it.

  66. Before today’s games even started, the potential of a SEA vs NE SB had a line of SEA – 3 1/2.
    It’s now SEA – 1. OVER/UNDER of 49 1/2.

    You guys know who I like…Hail to the Chief!

  67. zumiee says:

    I have a great disliking for the Seahawks and Patriots, but it’s an interesting match-up, and could produce a good game. If the ‘hawks can run the ball well against NE (and they should be able to), they can control a lot of clock, and maybe win 23-20. If they can’t run it well, then NE probably wins. Wilson can’t keep up with Brady in a passing battle.

  68. zumiee says:

    Brady a future President? I guess you’re either joking, or know nothing about how politics work.

  69. zumiee says:

    Good luck trying to get elected with this backstory:
    “Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 until late 2006. On February 18, 2007, Moynahan confirmed to People magazine that she was more than three months pregnant with her and Brady’s child. Brady and Moynahan ended their relationship sometime in early December 2006, around the time Moynahan became pregnant.
    Brady began dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen in December 2006.”

    • NJ49er says:

      All the more reason for Tom to become the Future President Zumiee.
      He’s boinked some of the best high-end tail known to mankind.
      What donors wouldn’t write a check for his campaign?

      John Kerry was sitting with Mr Kraft in Foxboro today as well.
      Large Orange Mojo-Julius Christie’s run ended in the Jones’ Box at Lambeau, along with the Cowpatties’ season.

    • If Jesse “The Body” Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger can become governor of their respective states. Tom Brady, should he choose to run, will become president of our great nation.

      Mark my word.

  70. NJ49er says:

    Tell me too, how GB didn’t challenge Earl Thomas after he had his left shoulder harnessed?
    Both he and Sherman were wounded pretty severely yet, they didn’t force either guy to make plays in crunch time?

    Totally inept play calling, when all the marbles were there for the taking.
    GB went to Sherman’s side when Sherman was replaced in coverage duties on obvious passing downs late in the game, and failed.

    I’m guessing there will be some job opportunities in GB this coming week.

    GB choked.

  71. snarkk says:

    The GB play calling after they had the lead looked like Roman had taken over…

    • NJ49er says:

      Pathetic Snarkk.
      You’re in a play-in game for the SB.
      Show some balls. And, I’m not talking cheese balls.

  72. NJ49er says:

    How’s this for fun?

    The Swindler Bowl – Pete-The-Cheat vs Belicheat, live from Tempe 2/1/15

    http://tinyurl.com/l746hjs

  73. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up. . . .

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