Game Day

NE has no pass rush. We keep up. Niners by 6.


30-24. Carry on

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77 Responses to Game Day

  1. rtfirefly says:

    Does it count as a moral victory that it took the Pats 284 seconds to go ahead 7-0?

  2. Nipper says:

    Missed tackles…..ouch……NE ready to bury the Niners……ouch! NE going to score again…..ouch!

  3. rtfirefly says:

    Does it count as a moral victory that it took the Pats to take 907 seconds to get two TDs? Oh, never mind…

  4. Winder says:

    h,ey- we are still in it. Sort of

  5. rtfirefly says:

    We’re very much in it, very surprising. Kappy looks better every week. If he hadn’t fumbled on that run the game would be tied at least now.

  6. Irish Kevin says:

    They honored Eddy D at halftime, I wonder how he feels about the way his sister has fucked up the team!

  7. unca_chuck says:

    At least you ain’t in the rain Irish! Kappy is looking pretty good so far. Defense is fair to middling.

  8. rtfirefly says:

    With no Gronk and in that rain, this is a game! Leave it to the Niners to blow their draft position on the Patriots, lol.

  9. Nipper says:

    Kap throws ducks……..Quack!

    • Nipper says:

      Niners still could lose this game. Keep trying Niners and lose big time for Trent. Or Chip or Jed……..

  10. Nipper says:

    Kap sucks and plays like a cheap suit coming apart prematurely. ………his game is worthless in the fourth quarter. There’s no Joe Montana here. Niners SUCK!

  11. Nipper says:

    Ouch ……another NE touchdown!

  12. Nipper says:

    Make more BAGS.

  13. 12th Man says:

    Another tale of 2 halves, this happens every game except the first and last week at arizona and its not just the D gets tired. 3rd qtr niners have scored 16 points in 10 games. That is coaching.

    • NJ49er says:

      Saw an interesting comment that Kaep runs the initial scripted plays fairly well early, clueless after that.
      Makes total sense to me 12th,
      He’s a runner. Not a QB.
      Even the TD to VMcD was thrown behind him.
      He simply can’t lead a Receiver to open lanes with any consistency,
      Rarely any success between the hashes either.
      Defenses simply force him outside too often.
      At this point? Who cares? Lose’m all and call it a season.
      I’m sick of watching him panic and look for an escape route out the back door too.
      Throw the eff’n ball away and stop losing yardage and taking sacks.
      Can’t put this all on the O-Line anymore.
      He’s not a pup anymore. He simply is what he is, a dart thrower.
      Works well in baseball, not so much in the NFL.

      • 12th Man says:

        Not sure I buy that NJ, his first 3 series were a bust. Looking big picture at his play today I was struck by how much he didn’t run. Problem was the second half he missed the tight throws he made earlier. He clearly waits for his guy to come open before throwing 90% of the time and that window is closing when he does so its a rocket to beat the coverage or wide of the target. He did throw a couple of touch passes that were nice but overall the guy is flawed as a passer and it isn’t going to change.

        Hyde showed up today, I think he felt the heat of being called a bust and his rope is running out.

        McDonald, although not exactly reliable, is making some highlight reel plays, maybe he has finally turned the corner.

        Reid likely gone for the season and ward concussion leaves the backfield mighty thin next week.

      • NJ49er says:

        12th I’ve become numb to the expectations with Kaep already.
        He’s simply a runner, ala Mike Vick IMO.
        The mental game is just not catching up for him. Too indecisive for me.
        Many of his throws are drilled and fall plays.
        VMcD showed more consistency when Gabbert was throwing simply because of ball placement and touch I think.
        Kaep is too consumed with his Politics apparently to take the ‘day job’ seriously.
        Ponder could bridge what I hope will be a QB addition in this year’s Draft Class.
        Defense is showing signs of settling down some as well.
        We need ILB help, a #1 WR and a pass rusher to take the next step.
        I’m also done with Eric Reid. Hope he’s not offered an extension at this point.
        Better option could present itself in April with Jabrill Peppers, if we stick to our ways and continue to lose.
        Plenty of young Defensive talent coming out. Just hope we wait on the QB Pick until other positions of need are addressed.
        My early favorite is playing at WMU, QB Zach Terrell.
        He’s throwing to my preferred WR Corey Davis.
        Be nice to add them both IMO.

  14. NJ49er says:

    Hyde is the type of hard runner that will get himself injured too.
    He isn’t as shifty as EzE IMO.
    Hyde seems to invite contact and, doesn’t accelerate well.
    Trying to deliver punishment as a RB simply puts a bullseye on his back.
    Hopefully he’ll get away from that posture and concentrate on hitting the hole quicker.
    Watch out for FSU RB Dalvin Cook. He and Kareem Hunt are on my radar also.
    Hunt is playing in relative obscurity at that football mecca in Toledo 😀
    Reports have it that Baalke was seen Scouting a Toledo matchup recently, but, who knows what he was there to see at this point?

    • Berger says:

      Hyde hit the hole plenty quick at Ohio St. Urban Myer uses a downhill running scheme. I think it is Chip’s coaching. I’ve been calling for a downhill running style all year. I like running out of the spread but not if we are going to employ slow developing run plays. I think our biggest problem is Chip needs to learn how to scheme for the NFL. It’s like he is still in college and not accounting for the speed of the defense.

  15. NJ49er says:

    GB isn’t looking too stable these days either.
    Another inept Defensive showing for them vs the ‘Skins tonight.
    McCarthy might not be long for his current assignment I’d imagine?
    Reports of he and ARod trading barbs in recent weeks could certainly be coming to a boil real soon.

    • Berger says:

      Green Bay is decimated with injuries to the defense. I would take McCarthy as our HC if he gets fired. With him at HC, Philben as OC and Rodgers at QB, GB’s offense was unstoppable.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, that kneel down takes a shitload of energy. Kappy may not be the answer but then again, what is the question? Should we stay the courser next year? Yet another miscast draft? A couple more ACL guys? This team has issues everywhere. Up to and including the front office. This team goes nowhere with Paraag, Baalke, and Co.

    All we have is watching this current team play decent 1st halfs and then suck in the 2nd half.

    • NJ49er says:

      I’m hoping this Draft will involve Baalke/Gamble and Chip Chuck.
      Enough with this ‘analytics’ garbage that seems to be the hot topic these days.
      Crossing my fingers that Paraag and his Contract negotiating skills stick to Contract negotiations, and nothing involving the roster.
      Last I’ve seen, Trent is signed through ’18.
      Whether he stays or goes makes no difference to me. I simply want Jed and Ownership to stay the eff out of the way.
      They’re making wholesale changes simply to look involved.

      If HC/GM can’t figure out what pieces need to be added they should at least be given more than 1 year to figure it out IMO.
      Kaep isn’t showing any signs of mastering whatever it is Chip is attempting to do thus far.
      Chip needs a QB before anything will fly on this Offense.
      It’s a clusterphuk of confusion. Whether that’s on the roster or the Coaches I couldn’t say.
      Play everyone we can during the final weeks, weed out those that don’t belong, replace them with pieces Chip prefers.
      Tank’m all….

    • NJ49er says:

      Chip damn near replaced the entire roster in Philly and showed little improvement.
      Hard to say at this point, what it is he’s shopping for but, Baalke has his work cut out for him to figure it out in April.
      What the York’s know regarding football can be put on a pinhead, with lots of pinhead left uncovered.
      They won’t attract anyone worth a sh!t with the track record they’ve produced since they took the reigns anyway.

  17. Nipper says:

    York = Clueless dork

  18. Flavor says:

    i love how the lead story at KTVU this mornings is “The Niners kept it close for a little while…” Two weeks in a row we are suppose to celebrate “keeping it close”? More needs to be focused on the 1andNiners and their inability to ever win games. It’s pretty hard to be an NFL team and lose every week. We are the second worst team in the league. Embarrassing.

    • Nipper says:

      Some guys were fooled right here on this blog. They had hope and they sure were wrong. Of course, they have disappeared as guys do when they are betrayed and disappointed.

    • Nipper says:

      Even coming in worst …….the Niners are second best. What a year.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    We were thin coming in to the season. The decent players we had were hurt, and Gabbert sucked, Kappy sucks a little less. Ponder? Christ who knows?

    Until Jed comes out of his hidey hole, we don’t know what is going on. The team is leaderless and rudderless. Nothing points to anything resembling sound decisions in the short term, let alone long term.

    • Nipper says:

      Send in Lisa D and slap that Jed around. He’ll start crying and his mommy will have to come from Ohio to pick up his shattered ego as we all wave goodbye at the airport……I mean good riddance! Okay I’m daydreaming again. Hey it doesn’t cost anything.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    It’s the front office. There’s no plan in place. Once again we have no leaders, no direction, and no clue. Baalke has done nothing in his 6 years of drafts to restock the talent that has left the team.

    He has drafted for defense for 6 years and has nothing to show for it. We are 32nd in points allowed. We have no quarterbacks signed for next year. We have lousy WRs. We are decent at RB. The line is semi-decent. Other than that, we have little to build with. Things CAN turn around fast, but with no overarching leadership, we are foundering.

    Much like the Nolan/Sing years we have a front office disconnected from the team. The biggest reason the Harbaugh years even worked was because Scotty M had drafted so well with those high picks.

  21. 12th Man says:

    Its a reasonable assumption Kap is gone next year and although Gabbert is an ok back up he is no starter. I don’t get why the team doesn’t promote Ponder to #2 and lets see how he does with limited 1st team reps, I doubt he is worse than Gabbert so what’s to lose.

  22. Berger says:

    I think our biggest problem is the coaching. I’m not running with the hanging posse on Baalke but he did hire the coach which takes off of the defending him campaign. I’m hoping Chip jumps to Texas in the off season where he can get get paid more than here. It is possible.

    • 12th Man says:

      Too hard for me to tell if Kelly could be good or not with the roster and 2 inept QB’s but the almost universal second half collapsing, starting right after the half when rested and adjustments are made is poor coaching so there is that.
      Kelly could certainly make more money and less laughing stock in college again.

  23. Berger says:

    Too bad Sam Darnold can’t come out of college this year to the draft.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Harbaugh had the same problem by the end. No in-game adjustments led to a lot of disappointing 2nd halfs.

    With the 80 odd picks Baalke has had over the years, very few are even serviceable players. 2010 was Scotty’s last hurrah so Trent gets no credit for that one.

  25. Winder says:

    The 49ers have never been in such disarray. Even in the Joe thomas/Ericsson(sp) years it wasn’t this bad. What is so unbelievable about the whole thing is the total lack of acknowledgement from the FO. It shows just how immature Jed really is. The national media is just eating him up, the fans are in full blown mutiny and he’s just sitting there playing with himself. I really don’t get it.

    • Nipper says:

      “Playing with himself “? Damn I never thought of that one. Poor Jed …..he’s not cut out for his position.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    No, Winder, the Joe Thomas years were awful. He got rid of Monte Clark, who had the team finally playing well, got OJ, and we went right back into the shitter. Erickson? Yeah, if memory serves me, we kicked the Rams ass opening day and then tanked the rest of the year. Sounds familiar.

    But yes we are fucked. Jed has to either sell the team or get rid of his 350 advisers and actually run the fucking team. If he can’t tell by now, what he is doing isn’t working.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    Raiders are coming up small on Monday Night. KC loses and they have a chance to take a lead in the West and are losing to Osweiler.

  28. 12th Man says:

    Yorks aren’t selling the team, period. Best we can hope for is a front office blitz.

  29. unca_chuck says:

    124-141-1 under the Yorks. 46% winning percentage. They inherited the team till they fired Mooch. Erickson was their first move of note. So, take away 28 wins and 20 losses.

    96-121-1. 44% Huzzah.

    Huh, Raiders score on a 75 yard pass to the FB. They tie the score . . . ! At least they are entertaining.

  30. NJ49er says:

    Since the York’s took Ownership, they’ve managed to jettison most every HC and Staff with regularity, starting with Mooch.
    They’ve also spent more energy on hiring people for the business side of the operation.
    Baalke/Gamble worked with/under McCloughan on the personnel side of the process too.
    Whether Baalke pulled the trigger on the Picks or not, he was involved with the evaluations involving the guys Scot Drafted.
    The Yorks systematically cleared out the majority of the ‘football guys’ while stocking the FO with Marketing/Financial/Analytical/Political-types.
    Now they can’t understand why the on-field product doesn’t compete?
    How the eff do you build a roster, or any continuity, when you’re flushing out the Coaching Staffs practically every other year?
    Yeh, there’s plenty of blame to heap on Baalke, but WTF have they given him to work with?
    He delivered Harbaugh, they tasted success yet, they found a way to have problems with winning?
    Clueless, feckless, useless idiots.
    They deserve what they’re getting.

  31. NJ49er says:

    Check the pecking order of the FO –
    More Owners/Co-Owners than Football Execs –
    Trent is still listed with Paraag on the Executive Mgt level so, I’d suspect Paraag isn’t out of the picture, to any sizeable extent.
    Gamble is listed as Asst GM which would appear as the guy leading the Personnel/Scouting level.

  32. Nipper says:

    Raiders should move to Mexico City. I bet the fans would love the team to death. They would be kings down there. Let Oakland….. the city suck eggs. Oakland’s mayor looks nice and speaks nice but is all smoke and mirrors. Typical politician. Oakland is too poor to keep major league teams. Maybe the A’s can hang there and little else.

  33. unca_chuck says:

    There’s Jed, and mommy and daddy. The minority owners (Yu, etc.) don’t do shit. Then there’s Baalke. HE has determined what the team has to work with. NJ, why do you give Baalke so much rope? He may have helped Scotty back in the day, but what has he done since? Regardless of the coaching staff, players play. Sure, some may be misused and such, but for the most part, you get what you see. Look at the list of picks listed here. Reid is the only pro bowler?

    Like I said, nothing changes until Jed grows a pair and gets rid of mommy and daddy. If he wants to be the owner, BE THE OWNER. Don’t run this like a fucking lemonade stand.

    • Nipper says:

      Now if Jed reads this, doubtful I must admit but still it will hurt his feelings. Then he’ll go into a deep funk and really be useless.

  34. Nipper says:

    Jed is hiding and so far …….Trent is still on the job. Nothing has changed.

  35. unca_chuck says:

    For all the grief Kappy gets, he’s down the list of problems with this fucking team. Think Texas is regretting the Osweiler deal? Fitzpatrick and the Jets? The Rams mortgaged their future to a guy that couldn’t beat Kasey Kasem for the starting job. Then again they have Jeff (figjam) Fisher so that’s a big part of their problems.

    The league is littered with shitty QBs making bank, yet Kappy is bearing the brunt of the problems with this team? I call bullshit on that.

    • 12th Man says:

      Gabbert is ranked 35th and Kap 31st, both had a reasonable O line in front of them.
      When Kap had a strong supporting cast he fared well but he is not a QB capable of making other players better and is inconsistent with his throws and is vulnerable to even mild pocket pressure, that much has become fact not opinion.
      I’m not laying all the blame on Kap or Gabbert or Baalke for that matter, but at 9 losses the results are speaking for themselves. Kap is at best a bridge and IMO not even that.
      If it were me I would want to see what Ponder has to offer and see if he is bridge or back up material or just a camp arm. Games are the only real test of that and what can happen, Niners lose more or worse?
      Baalke effectively wrote off this season by taking yet another high draft pick ACL warrior and doing next to nothing in free agency. Without quality, available players on the field the product will stink. He did shore up the O line to his credit although Garnet has not been an upgrade and Buckner is learning on the job, but no skill players yet again.
      I had a little hope for Tank Carradine back at his old weight and spot but nope, another wasted pick.

      The D has improved since they began selling out to stop the run with 8 and 9 man fronts and Dorsey came back but it’s not good. I’m far from sold on O’Neil.

      End of season, at a minimum, can Baalke, Kap and O’Neil.

      • Nipper says:

        Especially Kap, Baalke and O’Neil. Throw in a few hot dog vendors and turf guys just to show some muscle. Jed has got to flex something besides his pathetic court battle in Los Altos.

  36. unca_chuck says:

    If Kap has half a brain, he leaves. Baalke is the weak link.

  37. NJ49er says:

    Chuck I’ve simply been on the side of the ‘football guys’ in this debate.
    The York’s have done nothing but destabilize the football side of this franchise from the jump.
    Dismissing Scot, Mooch etc, have left Baalke on an island, with Paraag looking over his shoulder as the Yorks’ hand-picked mole.
    What Scot, Baalke, Gamble all had a successful hand in at one time, turned to sh!t with all the moves made around them.
    It’s been Danny Snyder, Jerruh Jones magnified IMO. Meddling know-nothings that undermine the processes that were functioning well together.
    With the track record the York’s have laid, no one with half an ounce of self respect, let alone qualifications, would touch this toxic mess.
    They’ve destroyed what was once a model Franchise and, turned it into a punchline befitting the ‘Mistake by the Lake’ in Cleveland.

    • 12th Man says:

      NJ, first I would argue that you don’t have enough evidence for your theory of a hand up Baalkes back and second, there is no doubt that when Scottie McDrinkie left so did the talent evaluation. Let’s leave aside that for the moment and focus on real world solutions.
      Jed slid Marathe sideways so ostensibly he is less involved and certainly isn’t in the booth anymore. Baalke, no matter how you slice it is the GM and his name is on those picks and I don’t think anyone is arguing that Jed is telling him to take all the injured players.
      What do you propose to do?
      Jed isn’t going anywhere, Marathe is far less involved. The team has diminishing talent year over year, all 4 1st round picks in the first 3 years under Baalke are gone, Baalke had a zero hit draft, what’s the odds of that? These things are not examples of a good GM.
      Something has to change and it should be the largely failed GM, how else can you see it?
      Constantly defending “the football people” is fine if in fact Baalke is one and at this point I don’t think he is. Being a “football guy” gets you a pass for being grossly inept at your job regardless of claimed but unsubstantiated interference?

      Come on man!

      I defended Baalke when the roster was stacked, very hard to add playing pieces to that, but that should mean stellar depth right?

      Hasn’t happened and he hasn’t replaced players as they have rotated out.


      Times up.

      • NJ49er says:

        12th all I’m advocating is that Baalke has been stripped of qualified assistance in what had been a pretty stable group of evaluators.
        Baalke was the guy that recruited Harbaugh if we’re to believe what has been published.
        How that ran aground with Ownership is open to speculation but, many reports suggested Paraag didn’t get along with he and Kaep.
        More than enough reason for Harbaugh to revolt I’m sure.

        I’m not defending the ACL guys in any way, they were somewhat risky to begin with but, as you suggest, with a stacked roster perhaps an injury gamble might have tolerated it to some degree.
        What I’m hoping, (right now anyway), is that Baalke and Gamble, working with Chip without interference from Paraag, can correct some of these deficiencies.
        I feel that Ownership complicated things further by firing and starting over as often as they have.
        Baalke is a lame duck and will likely be moved out in favor of Gamble in the near future.
        I just don’t think the York’s can attract anyone of quality with the track record they’ve produced since taking control.
        Given the choice of York’s/Marathe, I’m hoping for one more shot between Baalke/Gamble to get the pieces Chip needs to get this mess back on the rails.
        1-15 or 1-9 makes no difference to me now, get the higher Picks and see what they can do with them.

      • NJ49er says:

        I believe in Ownership being patient, and invisible, in this game.
        Stability between HC/GM pays dividends IMO.
        Flipping Coaching Staffs as frequently as we’ve seen just resets the entire process.
        Fangio inherited a solid Defensive Roster that basically packed it in when Harbaugh was canned.
        Now we’re shopping for guys that O’Neil prefers.
        Chip is in year one. I didn’t expect much from the Offense without a proven QB either.
        It’s a tougher transition than I expected TBH.

      • 12th Man says:

        NJ, whether you like it or not Baalke made those picks, all of them. Influence or whatever you believe makes no difference. He is the GM, not Jed or Marathe or Santa Clause, Trent Baalke, and this roster stinks after his six years at it.
        He is ranked at the bottom of the league and for good damn reason. He went from exec of the year to the basement in 5 years.
        I think it’s fair to say that if he was being unduly influenced into bad picks, that he has a pair of hairy ones and wouldn’t stand for having his reputation destroyed and if he did he is a shit GM based on that alone.
        Scottie McDrinkie resurfaced even after all his problems and was hired because he is a good talent evaluator, if Baalke is confident in his abilities he could have done the same. Resigning doesn’t hurt a talented person, it usually increases value.
        I call BS on your whole theory and defense of the indefensible.
        They need a new GM and the sooner the better.

  38. Nipper says:

    It’s the day before Thanksgiving but the turkey is cold in Ninerland. Trent is still on the job and Jed is hiding in Los Altos Hills an uppity community of the wealthy. He’s in hot water over the building of a Cabana blocking a neighbor’s view of the Bay. That’s Jed while the Niners melt down he’s worried about his Cabana. That’s the Niner’s owner folks! Enjoy the cold turkey.

  39. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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