Yes, the fans are angry, and they are not showing up in droves to the gleaming new stadium. Yes, they lost another desultory game to the Ginger-less Cincinnati Bengals. The difference with this one was Blaine Gabbert showed his shitty side this time around. he had trouble hitting his pass catchers in stride, and this resulted in a couple tipped passes that were picked off. 3 in total. Throw in an untimely fumble in our territory, and there you have it. The defense did a good job of stopping Cincy’s run game, and AJ McCarron had a low-impact 15/21 game. In fact, the Niners offense actually outgained Cincy 318 to 242. the run game was dealt yet another blow as Shaun Draughn went down early with a knee injury after a decent start.
The word was this game would determine the fate of this coaching staff. Well, meh. The fact that we are 4-10 and how we have lost some of these games, and most particularly, the way we lost last week amid the talk of overconfidence and looking past Cleveland, this coaching staff does not deserve a 2nd pass. This game determined little in my head other than we are outmatched in a lot of areas. Sure, this team has been once again decimated by injuries, and we’ve got 3rd and 4th stringers all over the roster. My main point is the coaching staff decision shouldn’t even matter at this point. The coaching staff decision should be made by our new GM. Trent Baalke should not be the GM of this team anymore. If the new GM thinks Tomsula should get another shot, well, I guess I could swallow that, as unlikely as that may be.
The biggest problem is the fact that Trent Baalke appears to be free from the criticism he so richly deserves. Baalke inherited a team loaded with talent. A team built by Scotty McLaughan (he was jettisoned amid rumors around a drinking problem. He immediately paid huge dividends in Seattle, and has since taken his wares to The Redskins. A team that looks to be improving). 6 years later, the team has lost most of the talent from the Scotty days, and little has replaced it.
Granted, I’ll give him a pass on the Borland retirement. No one saw that. And no one saw Anthony Davis’ retirement late in the offseason, but still, this last draft baffled me beyond reason. As I’ve said, Baalke missed on the huge holes he needed to fill last year and instead drafted for the future. The Niners needed CB help, O line help, ILB help, and WR help. We get a D lineman, a safety, and OLB, and a TE.
Armstead is a work in progress. Tartt I really like, Harold? Another work in progress, and Bell is fair to middling. The rest are non-entities. All those draft picks lead to nothing. the 2014 draft sees a fair to middling CB in Jimmy Ward, Hyde looks good if he can ever get through a season, Martin is a washout at C and struggling at RG, Borland came and went, Brandon Thomas isn’t able to crack this shitty line, nor is Trenton Brown for that matter. Dontae Johnson and Aaron Lynch are surprises, but the rest are backups and STers. Meh.
My biggest problem with this season is the fact that they KNEW they needed offensive line help going in to the draft. They KNEW that Mike Iupati was leaving, they KNEW Marcus Martin was untested, they KNEW Daniel Kilgore was injured, they KNEW they had little to no depth. Yet they did little to nothing about it. The fact that Eric Pears is still starting is a GIGANTIC indictment of the job Trent Baalke is doing. Evan Mathis was available the entire offseason, yet we passed on him.
Jed is watching and waiting while the Niner team implodes. The fans will soon be marching in the streets while Jed must flee back to Youngstown to his secret hideout probably a deep bunker hidden from the masses. The Yorks know little about football as has been shown this past season. It will only get worse. What’s next promoting the head janitor to HC? Perhaps the head usher can take the reins. The next move by clueless Jed will be interesting for sure.
I find it amusing how many times Harbaugh’s name keeps coming up. The current team is so shitty that I am sure he’s glad to not be associated with it. What’s funny is everyone can see the problem and most agree that a complete overhaul is needed, with a QB as a top priority. I don’t know who would be the best candidate for the GM position but if Jed stands pat with Baalke next year then I am truly afraid for our franchise.
Harbaugh’s name will be coming up for a long time.
Winder, I think Harbaugh saw what was coming and decided to get out. The timing around the Brady Hoke firing at Michigan (Dec 2) and the Niners playing their worst game of the year (Raiders Dec 7) may or may not be coincidental, but I think it’s within the realm of possibility that Harbaugh knew the Michigan job was his to take after the 2014 season. The Niners went 1-3 (the win being a meaningless win the last game vs AZ) after the Michigan job came available. Hoke was on thin ice and was guaranteed to lose his job if Mich failed. They did. St Jim knew this.
Harbaugh’s all about the drama, so he helped the process along by acting the dickish fool.
As far as the future goes, I’m in the same boat. If they stay the course one more year with the current FO/coaching staff, then we are truly fucked. It’ll be a nothing season followed by a big transition.
Oh, give me a break with trying to rewrite history again. Harbaugh didn’t try to trade himself to Cleveland.
Tomsula gets outcoached every week. Seriously, how can you defend the guy when our D didn’t even know who Rawls was (even though he had two previous 100 yard games this year) on our biggest rival??????? That’s not even HS coaching level.
I predicted Kappy, then Chryst, then Tomsula, then finally Baalke as fall guys. I’m not sure Paraag’s move was a demotion, or his move messed that up. Kappy/Chryst (?) this year, Chryst (?)/Tomsula after next year, then maybe, just maybe Baalke after 2017 – there might be another HC before that.
My year in review:
I was dead wrong on the Eagles, wrong on Rexy and the Bills, right on the Niners and Raiders (get some LBs, some secondary and maybe a 1st class RB to take over top duties from Murray and they will be a force to be reckoned with. They almost beat Denver at home, beat Denver in Denver, played the Packers tough this weekend after Carr’s initial horror show. They played the Steelers tough in Pitt. They’re close, so close, to being really good. I wish I had such hopes for the Niners.).
Next Niner appearance in the Super Bowl?: I can’t see that far ahead and I’ll probably be dead by then anyway.
Not to beat the Harbaugh horse, but really now. Where do I defend Tomsula? I say in the thread that he should be canned for being unprepared for the Cleveland game, and for all the blowouts earlier this year. If there were signs of improvement among all the injuries, then maybe, but there isn’t enough improvement over the course of the year to save him.
Besides, as I’ve said 15 times already, Tomsula and Co should be part of the collateral damage of a new GM coming in and installing his own coaching staff.
I didn’t mention Cleveland either, RTF. Not sure where that comes from. That was Jed’s to own. The rest is up for grabs. Harbaugh hadn’t gotten his extension that he wanted before last season started. That’s a fact. Another fact is that Harbaugh wanted an extension after his first year, his second year, AND his 3rd year. He also KNEW that the Michigan job was going to be his to take during that 2014 season. If not before the season started, then certainly during it.
The rest isn’t too far a stretch. I mean really. The guy admittedly likes to create turmoil and chaos. Do you think he understood what was happening with the state of the team when he was winding down the season? He knew half the team were going to be free agents, and that some guys were on the fence regarding retirement. He knew the talent was leaving the ship.
Are you of a mind that this team would be a playoff team with Harbaugh right now?
The fans are pissed and they’re sick of Jed York for his stupidity. The banners and put down signs will only grow. Jed’s name is finished for all time. He should get out while the getting is good. Staying around will only lead more of the same for next season. His family should help him out. Jed is finished as an owner even if he doesn’t know it at present. Nothing is worse than weak owners in sport. They get ridiculed to death in the media. Good intentions do not count. If an owner is inept he’s finished in the minds of the public. He may as well clear out to save his name.
I was listening to KNBR this evening, I don’t know who it was, I think it was one of the guys who do the Radio for the NINERS, he said he wants to see a 40-50 pass play calling for the last 2 games to see if the Niners have the right QB and the right WR’s, look at Ted Ginn!! And he said the passes have to be the 20 yards or greater passes! He said what I have been saying for the last 5 years, this is a passing league!!! If you can’t throw the ball DOWN the field you will never be able to catch up if a team gets behind in a game!! He pointed out Brady sometimes throws 50 passes in a game. The Niners might throw 20!! Pathetic!!
Gabbert threw 50 passes yesterday. He completed 30. 295 yards. If not for a couple tipped picks, he woulda been a little better.
Thing is, they were all short passes. We rarely take shots down the field.
And poor Buwwit needs a friend. The guys is a company peon for 10 years. All of a sudden he’s the voice of anarchy? What a fool.
Yes but how many of those 50 were of the 10 yards or greater, so many are screens and 2 yard dump offs,
Well, they definitely need a QB. But you also have to have some blockers, an offensive plan and solid play calling.
This team hasn’t had a solid offensive plan since Martz left in 2008. Too bad Mad Mike only had JT O’Fuckedagain and Shaun Hill to work with. Course Sing got rid of him.
Yeah, if I see another 5 yard pas on 3rd and 8 I’ll throw the remote through my TV.
All short shit. All dumps.
Chuck for OC. Hell, Chuck for GM…
I’m game. I should be the owner though. I couldn’t do much worse. I’d just hire people and get the hell out of the way.
Still think Scott Pioli would be a good hire.
Come on, Jed. Get on this. Someone will make him a GM soon.
In fact if I was owner, I’d sell Levi’s stadium to the Raiders for 50 cents on the dollar and build a new stadium at the Candlestick site.
How about a new name…….Chuckstick Stadium. Fill the stadium with dancing girls and cheap beer Being drunk and disorderly will be the norm. Family entertainment will be banned.
Actually I like Fuckstick stadium.
There would be special rooms throughout the stadium for adult entertainment. The whole stadium could be one big strip club. Hunter’s Point could be turned into the biggest red light district in the US. SF tourism would explode.
You are on to something, Nip. I’m down with all of that.
Want to be even more depressed? Check out Kawacocksucker’s article:
NoFear would blow a load all over himself if they brought Nolan back.
Mangini is my man. He’s got a nice personality and who cares at this point who coaches what. If you don’t have the horses you don’t have anything. Baalke better be replaced by a better personel person. Niners keep losing talent and if that keeps occurring no one can coach them up.
Tomsula should be shot out of cannon toward Alcatraz as a publicity stunt and in mid air replaced as HC. Okay I’m kidding but the thought is a pleasant one.
LOL! The cannon idea is gold!
You win, Nip. Post of the day.
Mangina though can take a hike.
If an angry fan in the future were writing the banners in the sky what would they be? Perhaps Jed YOU SUCK or I WANT MY SEASON TICKETS BACK.
New thread is up, folks.