Preseason Finale – San Dawg City Limits

Here we are, 11 days before the real thing, and 22 players away from our final roster. And stop me if you[ve heard this before, but the O line seems unsettled. Devens, our RG picked up from NE seems to have put himself into the roster based on practices, because he didn’t leave a lot of film on game days.

We’ll let that go, but my issue is still with Eric Pears and his lack of ability. He has graded out miserably, yet they seem to be sticking to their guns with this guy. Maybe they are hoping for a surprise cut come September 5th, but this usually isn’t how Baalke rolls.

As this is the 4th preseason game, there may not be a lot to look for, other than the turf conditions, and the defensive backfield play. Ken Acker has risen to the top of the heap pretty quickly, but Tramaine Brock remains a mystery as Jim Tomsula channeled his predecessor by saying,”We’re not going to talk as in-depth there.”

Brock tweaked his hammy at some point in the joint practices with Denver last week, and hasn’t been seen on the field since. Behind him we have Keith Reaser, who has shown some good and some bad. Dontae Johnson, forced into a starting role as a rookie last year due to injuries, has been solid, if not spectacular. Jimmie Ward is battling injuries himself, and Shareece Wright has been relegated to backup status.

Kind of a mixed bag there. Brock is very good when healthy. He needs to GET healthy. He won’t be out there. Other than the giant suckhole that was the offseason, at least we have dodged the injury bug. Let’s hope this continues. Ahmad Brooks’ status remains a mystery as well as his buddy RayMac appears to have thrown him under the bus trying to defend himself. Boys boys boys . . .

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150 Responses to Preseason Finale – San Dawg City Limits

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Buewwit pines for interaction from me. How cute.

    Another similarity between Mooch and Harbaugh? 0 Super Bowl wins.

    Again, the situation around Mooch and the Niners was similar in that the team was successful under Mooch, but they were aging and in cap hell. But you dumb it down to ONLY the coach being the issue. L

    As usual, simplistic and idiotic. Could Mooch have stopped the exodus of players due to Clark and Policy’s ill-fated FA decisions? No, you brain-dead twit. If Mooch stays, the team still craters due to the poor decisions made earlier by Policy, Clark (who famously said that Walsh’s days as a talent evaluator had passed him by) and his successor Terry Donohue. This team is in a similar situation. Mass exodus due to retirements and defections. Harbaugh can’t heal the sick, contrary to popular belief. Or rehabilitate criminals.

    I’m done schooling you, moron. Figure shit out yourself you fucking half-wit.

  2. Winder says:

    Couldn’t wait for the season to start and now can’t wait for PS to be done. tonight’s game has all the thrills and expectations of a bowl of tapioca pudding. The only significant thing that might come out of it is an injury or two.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Brady’s suspension overturned. Goodie Goodell’s tenure as Commish is on a downward spiral. Couldn’t happen to a better tool. Fuck Goodell and his overbearing ways.

    No love for Tom Brady (go Padres!) but Goodell thinks he can withhold evidence and skew the findings is way overstepping his boundaries in his desperate need to punish one of the league’s most popular players. Goodell is an asshole.

    Brady still looks like a cheating whiner, but the NFL comes off like jackbooted thugs trying to prove they are bigger than the people who play and watch the game.

    A friend wrote this on twitter:

    “God, I hope Brady scores on a sneak during the opener and pantomimes letting air out of the football.”

    Too funny.

    • Nipper says:

      I hope the NFL doesn’t appeal this decision. Everyone needs to get this issue behind them. Play football!

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Bullit. You are an amazing troll. You have surpassed V as the biggest idiot in blogging history. Yay!!! Long live the troll!

    Mooch would have saved the Niners!!! With Tim Rattay at QB! God. How many times were you dropped on your head as a child? I’d say the over/under is 20.

    What happened in 2003, Buwwit? Mooch and Garcia teamed up to go 7-9 as the team beginning to disintegrate due to Policy and Clark mortgaging the future a couple years before.

    What’s funny is those idiots in Bubble-land don’t call you out on your infantile posts. Although NoFear corrects Buwwit’s stupid ways once in a while.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    The NFL (Goodell) said it would appeal but not ask for a stay in the suspension.

    They look worse and worse in all this esp. with all the other shit that came to light regarding the bounty scandal and al his rulings being overturned.

    Here’s to the end of the Goodell Regime.

  6. rob says:

    Game tonight !
    I hope they play a lot of Devey and Trent Brown. IMHO that should be our right side

    • rob says:

      Don’t like the pats either CHUCK but seeing that asshole goodell put down has me smiling from ear to ear right now

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Pears is pretty much a disaster. They need a better option. Brown can’t be worse.

  8. Berger says:

    Who was the one who said Jed needs to grow a pair? I forget who it was but wouldn’t you know, he did. He’s our right tackle!

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Like a kick to the oblongs . . .

  10. Nipper says:

    Pray and the Lord will provide. Too bad good lawyers can’t help the Niners O line.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Once more with feeling ROB!!!!!

  12. rtfirefly says:

    Tebow did it again, even the announcer noted it. Blah. so-so, that was ugly, blah, ooo that was nice, ooo so was that. Touchdown! Neither Barkley nor Tebow has earned a spot from this game, but Barkley’s INT looked awful and he couldn’t get in the EZ. Tebow won the first half battle of the backups.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Tebow passer rating 129.2. LOL

    • rtfirefly says:

      Brian Billick said he’d just keep two QBs and grab an extra linebacker. Another guy noted Barkley could go to the practice squad – he didn’t point out that Barkley’d have to clear waivers.

      This decision could go any way. Tebow would still give the 2 pt option and 2:00 warning desperation option. Barkley would just be extra insurance if/when Bradford gets creamed.

    • rtfirefly says:

      This screws up the evaluation. Barkley and Tebow were to have 1 qtr each in the second half, same as the first. But the Jets come off firing and hog the ball for over 9 minutes, about the longest drive I’ve seen in a long while.
      The Eagles run defense has looked bad all night. Either they’re sitting starters, or the Jets found a weakness others will pounce on.

    • rtfirefly says:

      INT by Tebow on 4th and 15. Bummer, after a good play action deep ball got things goin’. My guess is that Barkley wins the 3rd job as the incumbent backup (LOL, took me a minute to come up with that one). Or, just Bradford and Sanchez.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Tebow Touchdown on the wobblest pass in the history of the game! LOL

  13. Berger says:

    I see that Harbaugh has dumped the system of calling two plays in the huddle at Michigan. I wish he would have done that last year. Actually, it did look like he dumped that system in game 15 and 16.

  14. Lurker John says:

    “Dontae Johnson, forced into a starting role as a rookie last year due to injuries, has been solid, if not spectacular.

    Really? All I saw last week was him getting his ass kicked all game by that slot receiver. Reaser also looked average at best. Acker I liked, but the continuing drama that is Tramaine Brock and a still-unproven Jimmie Ward is adding further uncertainty to the secondary picture. I’ll be keeping an eye on those guys tonight.

    I agree about Pears. He looked like ass last week, all fucking preseason really, and currently stands as the 49er’s very own version of goddamn Ehire Adrianza. The dude is 33 and should do all Niner fans a favor and retire. What I don’t understand is that with a dearth of apparent replacements available for the o-line, one, why didn’t they resign Iupati and, two, why not bring in some free agents for a look? They couldn’t have foreseen Anthony Davis pussing out, but they have to have known that Pears and Devens are nothing more than meatballs. Everyone else does.

    If either one of those bozos is allowed to see extended playing time this year, Kaepernick is going to get killed.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    A good point regarding what I said about the earlier demise of the Niners. Too bad it makes MY point even more valid about Mooch getting fired.

    Bullit thinks the only reason the Niners went from 10-6 to 7-9 was because Mooch was fired. I think losing Garcia as one of many cap casualties, as was my point, was a bigger determining factor. Erickson was no great shakes, but Tim Rattay?

    Get a fucking clue you moron.

    Nice slant.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Elliington is looking good. Nice play, BTW. Quick hitter.

    Purcell with penetration.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Hayne with the yard-saving pick up.

  18. Lurker John says:

    It’s nice to finally see Ellington get a chance to show his speed. The kid has wheels. Get him the ball more. The o-line is off to the expected crappy start.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Wish I could answer your questions, John, The line was a concern before Davis left. That being said, Iupati was not a good pass blocker, and we are changing to a zone blocking scheme.

    As to why we didn’t look at more guys I have no idea. I keep hoping someone will popup on the cut line, but we’ll see. I can’t believe they think this is the answer. The D backfield? Johnson has played well more often than not. Again though as you said, Brock is a question til he actually plays.

    J- Eddie on a WR isn’t a look I want to see again.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Evan Mathis being the obvious guy.

  21. rob says:

    GUYS
    I have to wait for the replay
    All eyes on Devey and Trent Brown please.
    Any thoughts

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Great. Simpson’s hurt. He’s got time to heal up though.

  23. alleykat69 says:

    Yeah 6 games off gives Simpson plenty of time to get healed and in trouble…

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Harold has all the ability to beat his man but gets lost in space.

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Harbaugh’s debut. 3 point in 3 quarters. Losing 17-3 to the Utes. Wonder what the excuses will be?

    Fire the bum.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    Damn!! Nice catch DeAndrew!!

  27. 12th Man says:

    Pinion with a 16 yd punt, dropped on the 25. Not good.

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Line looks better than last week. Not hugely great, but a little better than last week.

    • 12th Man says:

      Yeah but as you say, hard to gauge against the Walmart brigade. 10 days till Vikings should settle it down a bit.

  29. 12th Man says:

    Hunter is looking to go down before solid contact.
    CB Johnson played well at corner but was toasted in the slot. Not quick enough.

  30. 12th Man says:

    Hayne cementing his spot on the 53, good punt from Pinion.

  31. unca_chuck says:

    Wright don’t look right.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    Tartt is looking good. two good plays there.

  33. unca_chuck says:

    DA White looking good tonight.

    • 12th Man says:

      Looked like he screwed that up, then he sprung it. I like him as a returner and WR. He makes the 53.

  34. 12th Man says:

    clunck

  35. unca_chuck says:

    One game in and Harbaugh has a QB controversy on his hands. Jake Rudock has 3 picks. Michigan losing 23-10.

  36. unca_chuck says:

    Like they say, can’t teach speed. DA White has speed and he runs routes well. And he gets after the ball if that pass was any indication.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    Harbaugh 1st down. Gain of 9.
    2nd and 1. Up the middle. Stuffed.
    3rd and 1. Up the middle. Stuffed.
    4th and 1. Up the middle. Stuffed.

    And there’s your 49ers replay!!!

  38. unca_chuck says:

    Ellington getting an earful for cutting the route off.

  39. rtfirefly says:

    Brent Jones is my guess.

  40. 12th Man says:

    White looks better than Ellington in the return game. Not sure why they are still risking Ellington for that spot, they need him at WR.

  41. 12th Man says:

    That was all Hayne

  42. unca_chuck says:

    Hayne is the best thing to come out of this camp.

  43. 12th Man says:

    Nice!

  44. 12th Man says:

    Hayne laid out 45 good style.

  45. unca_chuck says:

    Not digging these fucking flags on PRs.

  46. 12th Man says:

    Hayne is incredible, almost always makes positive yardage

  47. rtfirefly says:

    DA’s on the 53.

  48. unca_chuck says:

    White getting after it again. Hayne definitely makes it.

  49. Lurker John says:

    Agree, Patton is gone. Hayne has to make it. He’s a tremendous athlete and versatile as well. He’s fun to watch and looks very comfortable on this stage. Don’t seeing him getting rattled by anything. The man has amazing feet and cutting ability.

    White is speedy and made a couple of nice adjustment catches tonight and a couple of nice returns too. I hope he does make it. What about Kendall Hunter? With Davis looking serviceable, maybe Hunter hits the bricks.

  50. rtfirefly says:

    I think Hayne was practicing making a fair catch; I bet they made him do it.

  51. unca_chuck says:

    Hunter’s prolly gone as well. He doesn’t look like he used to. Mike Davis looks like a much better option.

  52. Berger says:

    Lemoneir had a decent game. He wasn’t going against ones but it was good to see since he will get a lot of playing time this year.

  53. unca_chuck says:

    Harold was all over the place. He’s explosive but wild.

    • Berger says:

      He comes in too high trying to hit real hard. His initial burst and getting to the play is great. When he gets there he needs to slow down, bend his knees and keep his head up. I guarantee he has been taught that. That he isn’t doing it is probably why he dropped in the draft.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yeah, could be. He missed the RB by a yard when he got through.

  54. Berger says:

    Dylan Thompson makes the practice squad. It’s possible Okoye comes back for the practice squad if no one signs him.

  55. unca_chuck says:

    Arik has made steady improvement. The D line is good to go.

  56. unca_chuck says:

    A few coverage glitches by the LBs but al in all, decent play.

  57. snarkk says:

    Hayne is the Mayne…

  58. unca_chuck says:

    All about the O bout the O bout the O.

  59. Nipper says:

    No more practice games…….whoopee! May the cuts begin.

  60. rob says:

    yup thanks for watching for the all important O-line performances. Devey and Brown looked …
    oh gee hayne is fun to watch and ellington is the 3rd WR until simson gets back !
    nice , what would I ever do without you guys !

  61. 12th Man says:

    The cuts begin…with Dockett

  62. unca_chuck says:

    Huh. That was quick.

  63. rob says:

    Anybody hear that jaquaski Tartt was graded one of the ten best draft picks so far

  64. unca_chuck says:

    Tartt looks like the real deal. He and Eric Reid will be bookend safeties for a good long time.

  65. 12th Man says:

    Lockett got old and injured, no big loss, he did nothing anyway. D line is good. Anyone see Tony Jerrold-Eddie at OLB? I think he is on the bubble and they wanted to see what else he has to offer.

    Tartt and Harold showed something good each game they played in. Harold will be a good one once and Tartt already is.
    Ward is being surpassed and Acker looks like a starter to me. I like Johnson at corner too but not so much in the slot. Ward didn’t do well there either. Brock might be the best slot guy with Johnson and Acker at CB.

  66. rtfirefly says:

    LB Philip Wheeler
    OT Joe Looney
    S Craig Dahl

    With Looney gone, say goodbye to the 2012 draft.

  67. rtfirefly says:

    Wheeler, Looney Dahl

  68. rtfirefly says:

    That was weird. I posted the cuts in more polished form and they got spammed. I then reposted them and it said “duplicate post”.

  69. rtfirefly says:

    With Looney gone (which surprised the hell outta me), say goodbye to the 2012 draft.

  70. rtfirefly says:

    Another casualty to the spam filter. Hmmm. No more picks from 2012 draft left with Looney gone. Will that phrasing fly?

  71. rtfirefly says:

    Eagles are already down to 62 and neither Barkley nor Tebow are among the cuts. I doubt Tebow makes it, despite having a much better preseason than Barkley (90 vs. 58 QBR as an example). Barkley IDK. Kelly’s definitely making a statement, though; Tebow will likely be #54.

  72. rtfirefly says:

    WR Isaac Blakeney

    Was he on the team?

  73. rtfirefly says:

    OL Patrick Miller

  74. rtfirefly says:

    Sample tweet to MM about Looney’s cut and the black hole which is the 2012 Niners draft (one of many saying the same thing):
    “so harbaugh must’ve picked that whole class lol ..that’s why they kicked him out lol “

  75. rtfirefly says:

    Barkley traded to the Cards for a conditional 7th. GOOOOOOOOOOO TEBOWWWWWW
    (I KNOW that’ll get Chuck. LOL)

    • 12th Man says:

      You do love you some Tebow RT!
      Hot tub on his last chance?

      • rtfirefly says:

        I think he got screwed after his time with the Broncs (I listened to most of the games; I was computer deprived.). He should have had another REAL chance since then with somebody. Now, at 28, even a 3rd stringer with the Eagles is a chance. Bradford’s a ticking time bomb, and Sanchez is so inconsistent it must be maddening to his coaches (Steve Deberg syndrome to a certain extent).

        I know Chuck hates Tebow because of his overt religiousness. I don’t give a freak. His games on radio were marvels and “miracles”.

      • rtfirefly says:

        I answered you but I lost yet another one to the spammie. It’s on a roll today, or it’s out to get me. I’ll try again.

      • rtfirefly says:

        OK now it shows up. Weirdness, par for the course for WordPress…

  76. unca_chuck says:

    I just released them. Not sure what caused that. WP is flakey at times.

  77. rtfirefly says:

    “Tebow spotted at airport” – TMZ

    Nice pic of a big guy from the back with cholo shorts and an untucked sports shirt. TMZ might be right, but I think they should stick with Lindsay Lohan stories. Their paparazzi are more accurate there.

  78. Nipper says:

    Cut,cut,cut……….trim,trim,trim….snip,snip,snip…..pruning the excess baggage of broken dreams.

  79. unca_chuck says:

    Hmmm. Spam filter is empty. Hey, if Tebow can play, more power to him. He can prostrate himself on the field for all I care. Speak in tongues, handle snakes, bleed from his palms. Whatever.

    What irks me is all the people out there who think he got jobbed because of his religion. He was cut because he isn’t god, uh, good (hyuk!).

    I mean, there are literally hundreds of devout players out there who don’t make it a point to let you know what they believe every second of every day. Sure, Tebow’s been quiet lately, but even still, he gets a shit-ton of media play simply because he’s outspoken about his faith. Kappy is on the other end of this type of stuff. He’s got bible quotes tattooed all over himself (no leviticus, I’m sure), and he’s for all intents and purposes, a man of faith based on his helping kids, and what he says, but since he isn’t in your face with it, where’s the abject devotion to him? Because he doesn’t scream it from the mount he isn’t worthy? I simply don’t get it.

    If Tebow has improved himself to be a 3rd stringer, yippee. Good for him. If he can’t pass Sanchez on the depth chart, well, that tells you something, but hey, if it rocks your world that Tebow makes it as a 3rd stringer, cool. Chances are he may be the starter this year being behind Sam (owie) Bradford and Mr. Butt Fumble. I’m sure they’ll use him on 2 point conversions . . .

  80. unca_chuck says:

    Dennis, wherever you are, CRAIG DAHL IS GONE!!!

  81. unca_chuck says:

    He actually didn’t play too badly this preseason.

  82. unca_chuck says:

    Buwwit’s pouting because Big Tuna beat us a few times, and Baalke is from the Tuna tree.

    You can’t make this shit up.

  83. rtfirefly says:

    And you, Chuck, like so many others, ignore what Tebow did as an NFL STARTER.

    He took over a 1-4 team which had not made the playoffs in five years. He led that same team to a 7-4 closing record, backing into the playoffs. In the playoffs, he threw for over 300 yds and 3 TDs with 0 INTS against the AFC team which had been in the SUPER BOWL the year before, the Steelers.

    Note that was his only real time as a starter.

    You have ragged on him consistently over his religious beliefs. Kappy has Bible tats over his body. Dozens of NFL players publicly pray onfield after each game. Why not rag on them. Oh yeah, football is what matters. Except for Tebow. He’s crappy because he’s religious.

  84. unca_chuck says:

    Whatevs, RTF. I don’t rag on them because they don’t make it an overarching point every time they are in from of the media and talk about how wonderful and devout they are. They don’t say things like, “I’m saving myself for marriage” when no one is asking. Or spend $1 million on a Super Bowl ad before ever setting for on the gridiron. Steph Curry (and thousands of others) thank God for their privilege of playing sports (or acting, or rapping, or whatever). Cool. Then they move on to other things. It isn’t a sermon. Him singing on the sidelines “My God is an awesome God” is cute and all, but it is al very exclusionary if you read into what he’s saying.

    That’s my point. Being a religious person is great. I don’t begrudge anyone their faith. I get annoyed when it is shoveled into my consciousness at every turn. I get annoyed when the Mormons knock on my door and try to teach me things about Tralfamador. I get annoyed when the Watchtower people think they can preach Bible philosophy to me. I’ve read and studied the Bible as part of my upbringing, and while it is a great book, it is a story. It is full of parables, not a factual accounting of life BCE. After? Well, that depends on your faith. To take it literally is nonsense because they knew not of what they wrote. Unless you think people really lived 800 years and fathered 4,000 children. Hello Methuselah.

    I still don’t think Tebow’s very good. He had a few good games scattered among a lot of bad ones. If he does fine, I’ll be as happy as a priest in day care.

    Beyond that, if God is so shallow as to exclude other religions at the behest of his own, then he’s a petty little fucker.

    • Nipper says:

      God is great…….lets all pray for a decent OL. Of course there’s greater needs like migrants flooding Europe from the Mideast. Now that’s a problem!

    • rtfirefly says:

      What made him so interesting to me was the manner in which he would win for the Broncs. He’d stink up the joint for three quarters, catch fire in the fourth and pull off some weird kind of voodoo magic. Bottom line=win. That’s how I saw last night’s game. It was ugly, Billick was ripping on his successful passes, but the bottom line is 2 TDs and over 200 yds offense for an otherwise anemic Eagles team. It wasn’t a win, but you can pin that on Barkley’s two quarters or the pathetic run defense.

      He’s just fun to watch. His limited history is winning, even though after the fact you scratch your head and say, “How’d he do dat?”

    • rtfirefly says:

      And you can’t go one single post with mentioning Tebow’s religious beliefs along with your hatred of him. That’s so retarded it’s laughable.

      Frank Gore scored an 11 on the Wunderlic. That shows me he had a non-football IQ of a toad. I never heard you talk about his off field life. Yeah, I know coloring books are boring material.

      • unca_chuck says:

        How can you not talk about Tebow with out talking religion? HE throws it into everyone’s face. It’s the reason so many people are on his bandwagon. And believe the conspiracy theories around him. You couldn’t miss the point any harder.

        And WTF does Gore have anything to do with this?

      • unca_chuck says:

        As a football player, he’s mediocre.This is why he’s fighting for a 3rd string spot. I’m just not at thrilled as you are about him. The rest is what it is.

        He draws attention to himself. He built his brand just like Dennis Rodman.

  85. Nipper says:

    Meanwhile on “the other blog” someone is doing Chuck probably V.

  86. unca_chuck says:

    Musta missed ’em, Nipper.

  87. unca_chuck says:

    8-6 as a starter. 17 TDs 9 picks. 75.3 QBR 47.9% completion %age.
    1-1 in the playoffs. 2 TDs 0 picks 90.0 QBR 40.4% (!) completion %age.

    My point is was and will be if he wasn’t so outspoken about his religiosity he wouldn’t be given the time of day. He certainly wouldn’t be getting the attention he gets as a 3rd string guy fighting for a job. Plenty of Heismann winners quickly faded from sight without the frenzy that Tebow routinely draws.

    Which seems to me to be his strategy.

  88. unca_chuck says:

    New thready thread is up.

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