The Official Cut List and Ahmad Brooks? Come on Down!

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Shield.

WR DiAndre Campbell
CB Marcus Cromartie
G/C Dillon Farrell
RB Kendall Gaskins
TE Xavier Grimble
CB Leon McFadden
LB Nick Moody
DT Kaleb Ramsey
OL Justin Renfrow
DL Marcus Rush
NT Garrison Smith
QB Dylan Thompson
G Andrew Tiller
S Jermaine Whitehead

IR: WR Dres Anderson, TE Busta Anderson, RB Kendall Hunter

Huh. No one of note on the cutdown-list (well Nick Moody is a little surprise) as Kendall Hunter was rolled to the IR, as was WR Dres Anderson. Desmond Bishop and the Niners reached an injury settlement, still and all if this was the direction they decided to go, I would have liked to see Stuka stick around. Oh well.

The big side-story is Ahmad Brooks is cleared to play. By the league AND the team. Yippee. Winning with class. Except when it gets in the way of a player who we need out there.

Another chance to make a stand, but the league and the team deem it frivolous and unworthy. Smoke a joint and feel the wrath. Beat up your GF? Well, boys will be boys. Carry on. Here’s to hoping the coach has something to say about this. Frankly I’m sick of these guys getting away with (sometimes literally) murder, and then being cleared to play as if nothing happened.

Jim Harbaugh famously chided his brother for welcoming Ray Rice back with open arms after the initial 2-game suspension for knocking his girlfriend out in a Las Vegas elevator, then hid behind the ‘due process’ mantra when it came to RayMac and his domestic abuse charge. He didn’t even bother to bench Aldon Smith hours after his DUI. It’s easy to lay blame at the feet of others, as Harbaugh did with the Seahawks and their steroid issues, but when the chickens came home to roost, he took the weasel way out.

My hope is Jim Tomsula benches Brooks for the game as no one else on the team or in the league gives a shit about the issue at hand. Well, let’s all wear pink for the fallen wives out there. I bet Rae Carruth is laughing in jail.

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134 Responses to The Official Cut List and Ahmad Brooks? Come on Down!

  1. Nipper says:

    It sure is hot today. I’m staying away from these hot button issues. I just want FOOTBALL!

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Apparently there are people out there who don’t understand the phrase ‘coach’s decision.’ Some really stupid fucking ignorant people. Sure, Brooks may play. But it is pretty much a disgrace. No one out there willing to take a stand at the cost of winning and protecting the shield. The fucking shield that Goodie Goodell is making a mockery of on a daily basis.

    People get all-fired pissed off about the jerseys the Niners are wearing, but get caught up in a domestic violence dispute? Ho-hum. Who cares? Wow. Make a stand. I hate the blasck unis, but go ahead and strangle and beat up women. I knew there were a lot of misogynists out there. I guess the mix of football fans crosses over pretty hard.

    Is it only because I have raised two daughters that this infuriates me? If this happened to one of them, I’d be hard-pressed not to go Ellie Nester on their ass. Does anyone out there even think twice about the message this sends to the fans, not to mention the world at large? Apparently not, as this shit is daily news and Goodell consistently hides behind his due process mantra, and even then does little to stem the tide of violence.

    Throw in the tons of money Goodell has tossed around to quash negative reports regarding concussions and the toll that football takes on its players. Along with Goodell’s hypocrisy regarding player safety, and you have what? Well, likely you have nothing. This juggernaut rolls on until more women are murdered, more players go on drunken rampages, and more players kill themselves after a career of getting knocked around.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Give it another 10 years and you will see hundreds of lawsuits around injuries and after-effects of playing the game.

    • Winder says:

      That is possibly true chuck, and I have a daughter too. I just don’t expect the NFL to be the moralistic PC league. If someone commits a crime they should be held accountable. Let due process take it’s course. This world is so full of corrupt bullshit that to me the NFL is a place to get away from it. I am so sick of ‘holier than thou’ sports writers saying how offended they are about things when most of em probably take it up the shorts. Oh yeah i forgot “not that there is anything wrong with that.”

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the NFL is just like society in general in more ways than one. The NFL hierarchy is much like a political machine. The press is in on shit as well. With steroids rampant in football and the league ignoring it, to all the issues around domestic violence, the good ol’ boy network is alive and well.

    Don’t know what the tipping point will be, but it will be reached. People WILL stop giving a shit if these ways continue.

  5. rtfirefly says:–some-changes-after-a-crazy-preseason-150053421.html

    My takes on these almost-there rankings:
    Undderrated- #32 Titans (they’re no world beaters, but Mariota dead last?), #28 Raiders, #26 Browns, #14 Lions (they beat the Cowpatties and made the divisional round IMO, I don’t care what the Jerry Jones party bus riding ref ruled), #12 Eagles

    Leaning toward Underrated-#24 Niners (yep that’s me writing that), #16 Vikes (bad for them they’re in the same division as The Pack and the Lions), #15 Rex’s Team

    Overrated-#7 Cowpatties (really? With DeMarco, they were only a top 12 team. Without him they’re screwed), #8 Steelers (defense, defense, defense – the Steelers don’t have it anymore, They do have a scary offense, so we’ll see), #9 Dolphins (you’re serious?), #10 Cards (O-line’s gonna get Palmer kilt again, and then what?)

    Right on the Money-#31 Dan Snyder’s Post-Naptime Toy

  6. Winder says:

    Lol rt, some things never change and to think we have it bad imagine what it would be like to be a skins or browns fan. I have a friend who’s a Browns fan and basically all I can say to him is to try and look at the bright side, whatever that may be.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Tell your Browns friend that the Return To Glory is just right around the corner. 1964 wasn’t too long ago. 🙂

  7. 12th Man says:

    Maiocco says Niners finish 3rd in the div at 8-8.
    Beat guys are not as pessimistic as the national guys and the uninformed general public.
    Looking forward to live action and Peterson will test that D big time.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    If we do t stop AP at the line we’ll be in trouble.

  9. rtfirefly says:

    Some interesting tweets from Trent Dilfer on Kap’s mechanics and pass plays we can expect. Much too technical for my he’s great/he sucks level of criticism.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Happy looks better than last year. We are running quicker plays.

    Where have I heard that before?

    Still Nd all it comes down to line play.

    • rob says:

      Oh good. I can’t wait to see Happy play in the opener. I’m excited to see Happy and what he brings to the table.
      BTW CHUCK when did we sign this guy … Happy ?

  11. Flavor says:

    I looked up Carruth cause Chuck mentioned him. Haven’t thought about him in forever. I don’t read SI very often, too much nonsense, so maybe you guys have read this story but I found it fascinating. I read it twice.

  12. rob says:
    If you’re still up for it here’s an unbiased assessment

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Everyone misses in the draft. But football is worlds easier than baseball. That being said, it still is hard to project ability. Some guys jump off the page(Odell Beckham frinstance) and some guys slide under the radar. All the due diligence in the world can’t pick a dude like Brady out of the fluff. Remember trading up for JJ Stokes?

  14. unca_chuck says:

    It’s autocorrect ROB!!!. Try Typing on a Bart train on a phone and getting everything right

  15. 12th Man says:

    Good article Rob, think that will satisfy the naysayers….Nah, agenda blinds.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Not sure how, but this is yet another example of the NFL shortening lives. 27 year old former safety for the NY Giants, Tyler Sash, was found dead in his home yesterday.

    There’s an autopsy scheduled for today. Sash had a previous suspension for Adderall (it was prescribed to him), and a drunken scooter chase that resulted in a drunk-in-public charge.

    The Giants reached an injury settlement with Sash after he suffered a concussion in the preseason finale in 2013. Very sad.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Frankly, getting plays off in a timely manner really is a big deal. Not having to worry about that is something, anyway. With little to show from the passing game in the preseason, the thought is they will do what they did with the backups. And that’s use TEs on drag routes, and give Kappy outlets to throw to. Things necessary to sustain drives. Red zone O is a mystery as of now, but the zone blocking scheme looks like it is doing well for the run game.

    11-5? Sounds good to me. Why the fuck not? This isn’t rocket surgery. It’s football. No one expected greatness from Harbaugh his first year. No one is expecting it now, that’s for sure. As I’ve said a thousand times, all they need to do is ramp up the offense to decent levels (12-15) and the defense should be able to do the rest.

    And if I’m wrong? Boo hoo. Let the children laugh.

    • Berger says:

      There is no question Harbaugh would have been under .500 this year. Good chance his replacement would have been picking first over all next year. The players did not want to play for him anymore. They were mostly just playing for the money.

    • Winder says:

      I totally agree. 10-6 till the wheels fall off.

      • Berger says:

        I was 10-6 with Aldon. I’m having a tough time picking now. If Brooks plays, 9-7. If Brooks doesn’t play, 7-9. We will get run all over off tackle if we are setting the edge with Lemoneir and Harold. Without Brooks we probably would need to go to a 4-3 alignment.

      • 12th Man says:

        Im still 10-6 and make the playoffs. Felt better about it with Aldon but I like the O to do better than expected, making the difference.

  18. Berger says:

    Baalke was the one making the picks in 2010. He was in the room and McCloughan was not. McCloughan was too busy drinking and getting his ass fired over it. While Trent was staying sober and working on the board Scott was busy drinking and puffing his bloated his face, always looking hung over. Anybody who says that was McCloughan’s draft is a Baalke hater. I am not buying the bullshit I am hearing. Don’t back down Rob, you are the one who is correct. RT is just a Baalke hater.

    • rob says:

      Anyway yahoo sports also had Baalke as one of the top 5 GM’s in football on their 2014 list.
      The consensus opinion on NFL on Sirius radio is pretty much the same. They all hold Baalke in very high regard calling him one of the best .

    • Nipper says:

      I guess being drunk and hung over is not winning with class. No wonder the guy had to walk the plank.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Yeah, Reno, I invested, researched, designed, built, tested and produced your Lambogrhini but YOU drove it to 7-11. I guess folks will give you the credit.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    No way to know who did what when back in 2010, but certainly Scotty Scotch was in some kind of pickle. Hater. Such a teenage girl word.

    • Berger says:

      How can he be anything other than a hater. Baalke was in the room, McC had been fired a month or two earlier. It is hard to make picks when you aren’t in the room. It is hard to set the board when you are drunk off your ass or hung over. That was Baalkes’s draft. Period, end of story.

    • rob says:

      I’m at a guarded 9-7.
      Last I heard Brooks got the OK from both the team and the league.
      Might the accuser here be angling to make some money ?

  20. Berger says:

    If RT wants to be a Baalke hater that is his business. I am not going to disparage him for that. He’s allowed to have an opinion but don’t give me any bullshit that draft was Scotts. I don’t buy bullshit.

    • rob says:

      Baalke went from VP of player personnel to GM before the 2010 draft and made all the picks. He’s been with the team for 10 years

    • rtfirefly says:

      True. Baalke had 31 whole days to exercise his vocal chords to read off Scotty’s board. Good work! Your voice was loud and clear.

      • Berger says:

        My guess is Trent did most of the work while Scott was drinking. Hence, he got fired. Just like Scott’s drunken scout board, a Lamborghini is mostly a useless car. I’m glad I drove my pick up truck to 7-11.

      • 12th Man says:

        Just wondering why we assume Scotty McDrinkie was the only person doing the picking. Thats like saying Harbaugh did ALL the coaching. What was the largest coaching staff in the NFL doing then?
        Its absurd RT, plus, he was long gone on draft day. Don’t know about you but if it was me I would make my own decisions not those of the predecessor unless I agreed with them, in which case it is still my decision.

  21. Berger says:

    I sure hope Brooks plays. So he groped a woman who was drunk and being salacious. Big fucking deal. She was probably faking being passed out. I have no sympathy. She chose the life style. If you have a daughter that choses that lifestyle she will get groped. No two ways about it. Get over it.

    • rob says:

      Based upon our investigation to date, we determined that placing Ahmad Brooks on the Commissioner’s Exempt List was not warranted,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told “Our review will continue during the legal proceedings and we will examine all available information from the court under the Personal Conduct Policy.”

      • unca_chuck says:

        Based on Goodell’s previous actions, punching a woman in the face warrants 2 games off. Smoking a joint gets you 4 games. Goodell suspended a CONVICTED domestic abuser for 4 games. If that’s your standard, then this is obviously part of the problem.

        It ain’t about the league or even the team. They will weasel their way out of this as Harbaugh did last year by crying due process after ripping his bro for welcoming Ray Rice back.

        The ONLY guy who can make a stand on this is Tomsula.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Seriously Bergs. She deserved it? Say that was your mom.

  22. Nipper says:

    If the O line jells perhaps seven wins this season. I hope for better but I’m doubtful about the offense. Too many changes too fast. When it comes to football none of us has any morals. We enjoy the game and the people who play it either enjoy the game or are willing to take the risks. Football is too violent to be moral. Man wasn’t built for this game.

  23. rob says:

    Interesting tid bit from our old friend Kevin Lynch over on the insider

    8. Second-round pick Jaquiski Tartt won himself a job as the nickel linebacker. To many it will look like a dime defense with three safeties and three cornerbacks, but Tartt will be at linebacker, where he can blitz and chase down running quarterbacks like Russell Wilson

    • NJ49er says:

      Tartt compares pretty favorably with Kam Chancellor is Seattle too.
      Tartt – 6’1″/221
      Chancellor – 6’3″/232

      Let’s hope we get similar production from him going forward.

      He and LJ McCray look like a nice duo down the road.

  24. Jesus H. fucking Christ. The only thing worse than those who still believe in “God,” is those of you who still believe in the San Francisco Forty Niners.

    You people make me fucking sick. Sick to my stomach, that is.

    I don’t even know where to begin. So I will keep this very brief. Even more brief than the time it took Ray McDonald and Ahmad Brooks to rape that poor girl at the pool party.

    They’re guilty.
    You’re guilty.
    I’m guilty.
    Everyone is fucking guilty. It’s human nature. People suck. People commit crimes.
    It’s what we do. That’s why I’ve recently tried to shut off my communication to the “real” world.

    Just fucking listen to yourself. Do you hear what you’re saying?

    This complete and utter nonsense that’s going back and forth from here and the “other” blog belongs in the DSM-5.

    I’ll save Nipper the trouble… The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition

    It sounds a little harsh, but don’t fret. The red jello tastes great.

    Now onto things not so great…your San Francisco Forty Niners.

    Record? I’ve never been too good at predictions. I’m still waiting for those fucking Mayans to make my wish come true and see the world disappear on 12/22/2012. That would have been the best magic trick ever. Fuck & Teller

    4-12 and Kap gets benched in favor of Gabbert by Week 6.

    My question to you #7 apologists…will you root for Gabbert to get injured so your man can start again?

    No. You’ll hide behind the lame excuse that it was best Kap didn’t have to play behind the 49ers’ shaky OL.

    Won’t cut it here. That’s total deflection and Alex Smith redo.

    STOP making excuses for our sub-par play at the QB position. If you could hear yourself making the excuses for Kaepernick, well, you’d think he was wearing #11.

    And I don’t mean Steve Spurrier. Hey, Rob! Now that’s the kinda of COCK you should go find.

  25. snarkk says:

    I’ll go 9-7 on the Niners this year. A bit of a surprise, I’ll predict.
    I was ready to go 8-8, but then the Hayne Train/Plane (which is better?) arrived. He’s worth an extra win…

  26. Our Niners are 2 1/2 pt underdogs to Teddy fucking Bridgewater on Monday night.
    You’d think we had lost to Joe fucking Flacco in the Super Bowl to be made that kinda dog…opps!

    Colin Kaepernick on Monday Night Football is a 2 1/2 pt. dog AT HOME vs Teddy Bridgewater.

    Did we draft a 100% Caucasian pocket passing quarterback yet?

  27. snarkk says:

    Now that a federal judge has basically ruled that Goody and henchmen have ridden roughshod over the CBA, it’s going to be tough for the league to suspend guys for anything short of committing a murder in front of a live remote for the 6 o’clock news…

    • snarkk says:

      And no disrespect at all to the film crew back in Virginia that was murdered by that jackass who then killed himself…

  28. NJ49er says:

    Del I was anywhere between 6-10 & 10-6 going in.
    Aldon gets released, I figure, there goes the pass rush.
    Add Ahmad to the clusterfuk of dysfunction and I’m now thinking Trade him to the first available taker.

    We didn’t show much in the Preseason, in terms of a passing game, coupled with a shaky (at best), OLine.
    I figure, passing game will take time to develop anyway.
    So, we need to run and play D.

    Not impressed with anything related to Kaep’s mechanics either.
    In terms of a Pocket QB, Gabbert is much more comfortable at that anyway.
    He feels the need to find a target,much more quickly, whereas, Kaep feels the need to scoot.
    Fine for the here and now but, if he doesn’t learn to ‘feel’ a Pocket, he won’t succeed in this League.

    I’ve tempered my optimism to 7-9.
    Too many changes, too many questions.

    • rtfirefly says:

      I have no doubt that Gabbert would be the better quarterback of a mediocre team. He’s made for it.

      • NJ49er says:

        RT I think Gabbert trumps Kaep at just being more mentally aware of the Pocket timing.
        Kaep is too used to running IMO.
        Given the fact that Gabbert never had a decent OLine in JAX, he seems to make a much quicker read and, he’s got a much better touch throw.
        In terms of timing, I give the nod to Gabbert.
        Kaep certainly has the deep ball threat going for him.
        However, deep balls require time to be patient.
        OLine hasn’t shown anything close to Pass Pro yet and, Kaep is too quick to seek a running lane.
        See what shows up Monday Night in terms of preparation and timing.
        If we’re going to incorporate a quick passing attack, I want to see Kaep make quicker decisions and throw with better touch.

  29. Nipper says:

    Vikings win the first game despite those new unis……….24-9. The D shows up and the O can’t buy a TD! Kaep runs like a wild man but can’t complete a TD pass to save his soul. Ouch! Damn life is cruel!

  30. rob says:

    Before Aldon and AD left and Simpson and Brooks got in trouble AND Kilgore went on PUP I said 10-6.
    Now I have to fudge it to 9-7.
    Assuming tomsula is a successful head coach. My even bigger concern is Chryst as OC. Not to mention the right side of the O-line.
    If they stink it up … UH OH

  31. rob says:

    I look at this the other way. To me as VP of player personnel Baalke was Scott’s right hand. Baalke’s thumbprint is all over the 2010 draft and his was the final say. He did make the picks after after all and no doubt had a key role in setting the board too.
    Even before that as Scott’s #2 clearly had a huge impact on our drafts PRIOR to 2010


    • rob says:

      BTW RT
      Don’t miss my references above to Yahoo sports and Sirius and others.
      All had Baalke rated top 6 or better in their nfl GM rankings

  32. unca_chuck says:

    Here we are, 4 days from the real deal and thee are still a shitload of questions out there. Mostly stemming around our eager yet still not fully polished QB. Scheme over ability? System over style? Kappys obviously a smart young man, but for all intents to and purposes he needs to make quicker decisions. Have they worked that into the mix? Time will tell.

    Funny how many time this team was outcoached last year (the fuckin Raiders?) and now it’s coming up as a problem now. How many leads were lost? 6? Like it was kappys fault we couldn’t get pays off until it was decided that it didn’t matter. But it was still his fault. One delay penalty in 4 games and you could hear the clucking for miles.

  33. rob says:
    Another reason I like Tomsula
    From Barrows
    I agree 100 %

  34. unca_chuck says:

    Nice article. Certainly one way to keep your starters fresh is to not use them. I ain’t sold on it completely, but last year’s preseason took its toll and added to the problems with holdouts and such. Funny, if all was well in Ninerland las year, as the revisionists would like to say, then why did VD and Boone hold out? Why the complaining about the play calling?

    Oh yeah, it was all imaginary.

    Like I said, I think the backups did what we plan to do. Quicker passes, zone blocking. Roll Kappy out to the right. But, the right side is still a big ??? I know we’ll be running to the left side more often than not.

    Dennis, good to see you’ve replaced Flying V as the resident blowhard.

    Skabies is calling the Minn game a must-win (sound familiar Del?) and hopes that Turner torches us. There’s your butt-hurt Harbaugh lovers for you. When the coach is bigger than the team, you end up with problems. How easily they forget how shitty we were last year WITH all those players and coaches that are no longer here.

    There’s no problem with last year’s failure. What a bunch of crybabies.

  35. Berger says:

    Looks like we have RT and NJ are already wanting Gabbert instead of Kap. We’ll need to keep tabs on that. Del doesn’t count, he hates everything 49ers.

  36. unca_chuck says:

    RT, Bergs is just in shit-disturber mode. Blabbert is what he is. A career backup. If you think he should be starting, well, that is a different issue.

    Wow. When NoFear starts revising his own history, then the shit is getting thick. He’s saying Turner took the SD job because he saw the impending trouble coming up in 8 years.

    Fucking lunacy. The lengths they go to to fling shit around is astounding,

    Entertaining as well. Good for some laughs, that’s for sure.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    Besides, NoFear still thinks this team is as talented as the 2012 one. He doesn’t dare admit that there has been player turnover. To admit that is to admit that the standard from 3 years ago is different than what happens now. Of course it is, because losing Harbaugh made guys retire and leave. They would have healed had St Jim stuck around. Players would have taken less money to stay rather than go. You know, kindergarten stuff. Fantasy land material.

    Football is a business except when dealing with St Jim. Harbaugh is the messiah!!!

  38. unca_chuck says:

    One question for NoFear.

    What do you think the Niners record would be had St Jim stuck around? Do you really think the Niners would be Super Bowl favorites had he stayed?

  39. rtfirefly says:

    Shit-disturber mode is usually Friday. But then, it’s finally OPENING DAY and maybe Reno is taking a long weekend. Pats 37 – Steelers 32 BTW.

  40. unca_chuck says:

    That’s right. There’s a game tonight. The Steelers defensive backfield will be hard pressed to stop anything. 48-27 Pats.

    It’ll be interesting to see how hard they attack the DBs. Would like to think we can learn something. I mean shit, we scored 34 on the Pats a couple years ago. And we beat the Steelers a couple years ago as well. Different teams tho.

  41. unca_chuck says:

    NoFear’s response.

  42. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, ROB!!! Why can’t you wallow in misery like Skabies and the open wounds??

    God damn. They are reaching new lows in how far to search for shit to complain about.

    Makes for endless entertainment. They’ve even driven Spitty and Flying V away. That takes some doing . . .

  43. rtfirefly says:

    Good thing I’m not at Justin Herman Plaza. Geez, The City couldn’t afford a band with talent? Blondie’s 70 now and I bet she’ll still better than this prat.

  44. Berger says:

    Problem was Harbaugh drove everyone off. Too many players stopped enjoying the game because of his style. No possible way Harbaugh would have been .500 this year. He might have had the worst record in the league. His college offense was a disaster. Even the players were calling out the “dumb schemes”.

  45. rtfirefly says:

    1 drive each for elite offenses and 0 pts.

  46. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah Brady didn’t look too sharp this preseason. But we’ll see.

  47. rtfirefly says:

    DHB with the 48 yard catch!

  48. Irish Kevin says:

    So the big question appears to be is the Viking game a must win, a about two weeks ago Brent Jones on KNBR with Tolbert said it is not a must win, with a “but” thrown in. With all the lost players and new coaches no one is picking the Niners to win, a win over the Vikings would help build the confidence of the players, a lost would only and fuel to the naysayers comments. A loss will cause the shoulda, woulda kept Harbaug talk. So a win is not a must…but….

  49. rtfirefly says:

    DHB wide open in the endzone and he plants one foot out of bounds for the catch. Hoooookay. The Raiders are happy they’ve got Amari Cooper.

  50. Berger says…”No possible way Harbaugh would have been .500 this year. He might have had the worst record in the league.”

    And who pray tell would have been leading that charge under center to this year’s 2-14 campaign?

    Stop defending that worthless POS from UNR. He stinks on ice.

    And for the love of Christ. Tell him to take off those goddamn headphones!

  51. And I never want to hear that 2 plays called in the huddle BS excuse ever again.
    A real fucking QB would have figured out that shit ain’t working and put a halt to it post-paste and just called one. But no. Alex and Kap are good soldiers. Good at taking orders.

    If you ever want to win another Super Bowl, best go find us another general under center.

  52. rtfirefly says:

    This game should be 14-13 but now the Steelers aren’t shooting themselves in the ass anymore, the Pats are making that D look awful..

  53. unca_chuck says:

    Well, RT you were a little closer. Although NE took their foot off the gas.

    • rtfirefly says:

      The Steelers pretty much self-destructed in that game. Leaving Gronk alone unguarded for a TD? Unfortunately for them, mistakes like that, the kicker, DHB, and more killed them throughout

  54. unca_chuck says:

    Odd how any positive comments about the Niners unleashes the wrath of the weasels.

    Fuck those little pussy bitches. Fuck them hard and put ’em down wet. Those little fucks need to lighten up. Like Dennis, they take this shot way too seriously. Like the children that they are,

    Plus we got ROB on their asses!!!

  55. Berger says:

    I keep hearing about this new up tempo offense. I don’t see it as up tempo compared to a hurry up offense. I would think this new priority on getting the ball hiked in a timely fashion is news to the 49er fans. For other fans it is just normal football.

    I’ve read that Harbaugh intentionally ran the play clock down to use more TOP. I disagree with that philosophy. I say run the clock down by getting 1st downs.

    Harby’s system allowed the opposing defense to know we were hiking the ball on one, which allowed them to get out of their stances at the same time we did. This gives up one of the biggest tactical advantages an offense has on their side, to get moving first. It is good to be playing at normal tempo again. The other advantage will be that if we do have to go hurry up we should be much more efficient at it this year. When we went hurry up last year the whole team looked in disarray. There is no way Harbaugh would have been a .500 coach this year. He would have been pummeled.

    • Nipper says:

      Harbaugh is in Michigan where he is better suited. College coaches are treated like emperiors in those states.

  56. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, we’ll see. But we rarely got down to 5 let alone 0. Of course in revisionist land 1 dog penalty = 4 years of clock mismanagement.

    It helps in building a rhythm and keeps the defense honest.

    Problem with running the clock Dow. Is itdowsnothi f coming off a timeout or incomplete pass. You are only hurting yourself by taking out the element on surprise on the snap.

    Still and all it co ea down to making plays. I liked the drag routes to the TEs that we were using. Take what the defense gives and move the chains

  57. Nipper says:

    Meanwhile on the “other” blog, they’re calling Kap “dumb” because the coaches have dumbed down the playbook. Skeebers fears for the worst.

  58. unca_chuck says:

    Thought this would happen. Aldon Smith has signed with the Raiders. This giving more creedence to the fact you can pretty much live above the law once you are in the NFL.

    Hide behind the shield, folks.

  59. Winder says:

    I thought Aldon was gonna get suspended for the year. I guess Brady took the air out of Goodell.

  60. Winder says:

    Anyway, I am glad that it was the Raiders that got him, he should liven them up some.

  61. unca_chuck says:

    Suddenly I’m interested in college football. Wonder if the Michigan powerhouse can beat the like of the bottom-feeders in the Pac-12. Namely Oregon State. Would be wonderful to see St. Jim not quite walk on water.

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