The Rat Has Spoken . . .

I think it’s fairly safe to say that the unknown Rat that Teflon Mike, Aluminum Mike, Jimmy Hat, Crabs, St. Jim, and Jimmy Bag-a-Donuts, among another few hundred, all referenced in their time here is none other than one Paraage Marathe. He is the only constant among all the players in this charade ,aside from Young Jed Dicks-a-lot. And we all know Jed doesn’t get his hands near the dirt, lest an actual player or coach calls his lily white ass out. His latest fall guy is the GM.

Don’t get me wrong, I wanted the guy out last year, and I questioned his draft 2 years ago because he ignored the glaring holes on the team, but really, Trent (I never met a torn ACL I didn’t love) Baalke was ousted through the whisper campaign before Sunday’s game even started, leaving Chip Kelly twisting in the wind as a lame-duck coach. He of course got word after the game. But no matter. Jed babbled some nonsense after the game that i haven’t had the will to listen to yet, but yet again, this organization looks like a team being run by a 10 year old. Or an Orange-hued politician.

So once again, Jed and Paraag will scour the universe for Baalke’s replacement. I was guaranteeing that Tom Gamble would be the next GM, but that was before the season went total Cleveland Browns. Jed is saying that the GM will be from outside the organization, but really, who will they get? Someone with experience? Who would walk into this shit show? As I said earlier, Paraag is the problem. He has no football experience short of the disaster he’s presided over these last 16 years. He was Nolan’s red-flag guy. He’s been the contract guy, President, EVP, and whatever the fuck they want to call his spot. He was supposedly stripped of his powers past year, but he’s still the top dog calling the shots. He’s got Jed’s ear (and his balls, apparently), and he’s also the guy leaking things to Jason LaCanfora, Jay Glazer, and York family fave, Trent Dildo.

Take a gander at Marathe’s football experience before his tenure with the 49ers guy who makes all the football decisions:

“Prior to joining the 49ers, Marathe spent several years at management consulting firm Bain & Company, as a Senior Associate Consultant, where he advised clients in a variety of industries including private equity, venture capital, software, retail, sports footwear, consumer products, and health clubs. Before that, Marathe worked in the sports consulting group at the International Management Group (IMG), where he concentrated primarily on stadium naming rights deals, corporate sponsorships, and athlete endorsements.”

What is funny is we now hear that Baalke is the one that nixed the Gase hire and put a stop to drafting Dak Prescott. True? Could be. Or it could be the latest pack of lies coming out of the asshole of this organization. I find it hard to believe that with the Gase hire that it came down to Baalke insisting on Tomsula as the DC. It must have come from Jed. What is ludicrous abut it is the timing of this. Now that they have their latest whipping boy, and pin every bad decision on him.

I have no idea who or what to believe, but the timing sure seems a bit convenient. The Gase story was apparently confirmed by Tim Kawakami a couple years ago, but who knows?

 

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78 Responses to The Rat Has Spoken . . .

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Hey! BakkenRacistBuwwitt gets post of the day!!!

    A new low in stupidity.

  2. NJ49er says:

    I’ve scoured that Corporate Tree often Chuck, trying to understand where all these people come within 10 meters of anything related to the NFL.
    The Top Tier of our FO = Jed/Paraag and Baalke.
    What’s wrong with that picture?
    With all the leaks that have emanated from 4949 since the Yorkies took control, they should have been looking for Plumbers before HCs.
    Well, Jed succeeded at cleaning the slate now.
    No one left to blame until the next HC gets paid to fish.
    Then, maybe Mommy and Daddy will see fit to remove his sorry A$$ from the Ivory Tower.
    I’ll never wrap my head around who did what to squash the Gase hire.
    Too many reports since that time contradict the timeline.
    It’s done. It’s over. Baalke took the bullet. Now Jed is squarely on his own.
    I wish him well for our sake but, I’m not holding my breath.

  3. NJ49er says:

    Gamble has to be thrilled with the results of coming back to SF too huh?
    Out the door once looks to be out the door twice.
    Who in their right eff’n mind would trust Jed to do anything right from a football Ops perspective?

  4. Winder says:

    I just don’t see how a fucking accountant has so much power over football operations. I think the whole deal should land on Jed’s shoulders. That means even if the accountant is the major leak source it still has to be orchestrated by the not so young anymore dipwad. It is gonna be very trying for 49er fans. I think Jed will buckle under the pressure. If the whole deal is about the bottom line then eventually Jed will have to see that his interference is only costing him money.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Winder, the disinformation starts with either Jed, Denise, or Dr. Dork. I have no qualms saying that.

    It’s just too fucking convenient that they lay the latest missteps at the feet of Trent Baalke. I hated his drafts but he was good at the parlaying of picks.

    Might as well blame not drafting Tom Brady at his doorstep.

  6. 12th Man says:

    Sorry that link didn’t work guys. Jay Glazer said, after talking to Kelly for a few days both before and after the firing, that Baalke was scheming to force Kelly out for weeks, Kelly told him that.

    Glazer also said it was Baalke who blocked Gase from being hired and he got that from Gase who Glazer says was packing for SF when he got the call and Gase is still angry about what happened.

    Don’t know where the Das Prescott issues comes from.

    Glazer got that stuff from the parties directly, no rat, which gives me an even lower opinion of Baalke.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Who told Glazer that Baalke was gone?

  8. unca_chuck says:

    The timeline in the Gase thing seems fucked up, but I don’t know. I laid it at Jed’s feet because in the end he’s the boss. Hard to believe Baalke went behind Jed’s back to shitcan Gase.

    Or maybe Jed IS clueless as fuck as to what is going on within his organization.

    • 12th Man says:

      Glazer says Baalke put the brakes on the Gase hiring to Jed, influencing the final decision to go with Tomsula. The speculation being that Baalke preferred someone he could fully control as opposed to another rising star coach.

      If these things are true, it looks like Baalke has been scheming to make himself look good to ownership by throwing coaches under the bus consistently.

      I don’t have a problem believing that to be the case.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Well, it was known in the twitterverse before the game even started that Baalke was fired. Leaking out the GM is to be canned before the last game is a stupid and childish thing to leak. It was either Jed or Marathe.

    And it paints Kelly as the lame duck fall guy as well. He was no great shakes, but really, he had close to nothing to work with. And the injuries took their toll. But Chip was way too slow to adjust to the fact that his team shouldn’t be go-go all the time. 5 games too slow.

    Again though, I don’t really have a problem with Chip going, but I’d rather have the new GM make the coaching decisions rather than have Jed do it.

    • 12th Man says:

      According to reports Baalke was told Friday he was being fired. Plenty of time for any number of people, including him, to leak it.

      I have no doubt ownership does its fair share of leaking but Glazer, who has a solid reputation, says he was told by Gase and Kelly directly what happened. Why doubt it?

  10. Nipper says:

    If Chip had a QB that could throw a few more wins would have happened. But injuries and a lack of talent doomed this season. Baalke did a poor job at obtaining talent and addressing the offensive woes. Baalke was also a poor performer in the FA market. To his credit he left the team in a good cap position so changes should occur rapidly.

    • 12th Man says:

      Good and fair evaluation IMO Nipper.
      I do feel a bit sorry for Kelly. He knew the roster going in but 20 players on IR on an already thin roster is unbelievable. The man had no chance and was a decent person all the way to the end, don’t see him being a HC again unless he gets an OC job and delivers for a few years first.

  11. 12th Man says:

    And in other amazing news, Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox for…wait for it…NBC!

    This is going to be epic!

  12. 12th Man says:

    This is what has been absolutely wrong about Baalke’s method of selecting players (other than the obvious ACL warriors problem), he only takes what he considers BPA, without regard to the roster weaknesses. Here is a paragraph on Ron Wolfs method:

    Wolf believed in creating a home-grown roster, stockpiling quarterbacks, having patience to develop players and following a simple mantra, according to Emily Kaplan of Monday Morning Quarterback: “Identify what needs to be fixed, then go fix it.”

    Most of the current GM candidates come from the Ron Wolf school of thought and are in the playoffs with their teams.

    Baalke should have been selecting BPA at a position of need, instead he completely ignored need and compounded that by not filling in with free agents sufficiently.

    Good riddance Trent freakin Baalke!

    One good bit of news is the Niners are the only team currently searching for a GM, should land a big fish with those odds.

  13. Winder says:

    It is hard to believe what any sports writer says but most of what I have heard does paint Baalky as being a weasel. He totally screwed up our roster and continually gave his draft picks a lot more room than he did with the FA’s that seemed to play much better ball. There is so much blame to go around that one person could not be solely responsible.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Well, we saw what happened with Marcus Rush. He was great in the preseason and never got a shot to outplay the stiffs that Trent drafted.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Ballard has already turned us down. From what I gather from the webs the other candidates are:

    Tom Gamble, a disciple of Bill Polian

    Scott Pioli, a Belichick disciple

    Louis Riddick, ESPN analyst and former 49er draft pick back in 1991

    The rest of these guys are from the Ron Wolf tree of life:

    Trey Brown, Eagles. A rising star who could be the youth and vitality the team desperately needs.

    Nick Caserio, New England DPP has been working alongside Belichick since 2002.

    Trent Kirchner, Seahawks – Jason La Canfora says 49ers are showing interest in Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer, co-directors of player personnel with Seattle. Be nice to take something from them for a change.

    George Paton, Vikings – Ass’t GM ready for an upgrade? Minnesota has been fairly decent drafting. Better than Baalke anyway.

    Eliot Wolf, Packers. Highly regarded guy. Ron’s son. ‘Nuff said.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Seeing BakkenBullit pat himself on the back is especially gratifying.

    Almost as gratifying as having Flying V confuse his different handles and kudo himself badly here.

    I guess all those folks in Skeevieland are fine with Jed’s job of handling the team. No one says anything about my post of the day, certainly. Come on Bakken. Speak out against Buwwitt. Or at least give him the courtesy of a reach-around.

    Those guys are so funny. They agree on everything. They both post numerous links to asinine shit. And both are scared little keyboard jockeys.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Louis Riddick coming in next week for his interview.

    Eliot Wolf has been given permission to interview with us. He wasn’t given permission last year to interview with the Rams.

    Here’s the GM tracker:

    http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Report-Tracker-49ers-GM-Head-Coach-Candidates/5fdd394a-33db-49e8-9b4b-a7ed685cc5c1?sf49199599=1

  18. Flavor says:

    There was always going to be the problem of having a completely shitty defense with Chip at the helm. From that stand point, I’m glad he’s gone.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the defensive problems fall at the feet of the DC O’Neill. And the guy that picked O’Neill to BE the DC. Yes, Baalke. Yeah, we were thin and got thinner but the wild inconsistency was dramatic and terrible. We couldn’t stop the run at all.

    The linebackers were wildly out of position on so many plays it was baffling. The D line went through a shitload of injuries and was fair to middling, but if any RB got through the line, it was a guaranteed 15-20 yard run.

    Throw in the fact that every 3rd quarter seemed to include 5 3-and-outs in a row from the offense, and you have 38 points given up all the time.

    • 12th Man says:

      O’Neil was way out of his depth. Just not ready to be a DC, I think he was the youngest DC in the league IIRC.

  20. 12th Man says:

    A bit from Tim Kawakami:

    “* On all these new reports that Baalke was under-cutting Kelly and Kelly was under-cutting Baalke in the last half of this season…

    1) Baalke is one of the fiercest back-stabbers in NFL history, so yeah, I believe it;

    2) There is a lot of info pouring out now, we need to get context, but 2-14 is always going to create tensions and intra-HQ enemies looking to assign blame elsewhere;

    3) Kelly also is a rough-and-tumble infighter, though he doesn’t do it through the same channels. But he should’ve known what a swamp this was before he took the job, and if he didn’t know, then he didn’t do his homework.

    (Again, hiring the most desperate candidate isn’t always the best course to follow.)

    4) Nobody did their jobs well this season. Not a single person. And there are no sacred cows in there, as Jed said, unless your name is York. (Well, Jed didn’t say that last part but he might as well have.)

    Everybody lost. Baalke and Kelly both lost their jobs. It’s how this works.

    And if there’s one thing York and Marathe and qualified to judge, it’s political back-stabbing and leaking to try to get yourself in the best light.

    * Why is Marathe back on the main stage after he was banished out of the team presidency last year?

    Marathe was demoted by the Yorks to try to stop the flow of leaks against Colin Kaepernick, and the leaks did indeed stop once Marathe was out of the inner circle.

    But he is always a wild-card because he has that connection with Jed, and if Marathe is around, always look for other executives to get fired and Marathe to move forward when that happens.

    Like now.”

  21. Winder says:

    All I know is that we need a break/get lucky, I don’t think Jed and Paarag can spot a good football mind. Somebody has to give them advice and point them in the right direction. Maybe the blind squirrel theory will be in play here. Believe me the fans will know right away if we are being sold a can of corn again. Time for baseball, that will ease much of 2016. Even my FF teams sucked for the most part this year.

    • 12th Man says:

      I have a bit more faith Winder but not because of Jed or his sidekick but because the only GM vacancy is the Niners. Even the dynamic duo can’t screw that up and any solid GM has a great chance to recruit a decent coach.
      As to what coach would want the Niners job, well think about it. New GM not a hold over, pick their own QB and back ups, awesome draft pick status, $80 mil for free agency and their own picks, some good young talent and good players should return from injuries as well as time to build it since even York can’t burn it down again in less than 3 years.
      Not many guys get the chance to coach without existing conditions in place to have to compromise to.

  22. NJ49er says:

    During the Gase recruitment tour Baalke went on immediately after John Fox was relieved, it was Baalke making the hard sell in effort to get him aboard to salvage Kaep.
    Reports I had seen suggested that Jed felt Gase was too young and Paraag/Jed wanted all remnants of Harbaugh’s Staff out the door.

    Being what it is now, (hindsight), who eff’n cares anymore?
    Jed and Paraag are still, 2 clueless non-football guys, conducting yet another epic World Tour of football guy replacement interviews.
    Kinda like asking the Plumber about your electrical problems, to save a few bucks.

    • NJ49er says:

      Negotiations had gotten as far as what Gase had in mind regarding a Staff.
      Gase wanted to retain Fangio as his DC.
      Suggestions were, Jed/Paraag said ‘No’, Fangio had to go, hence, Tomsula became the defacto last guy in the room to try to keep the Defense intact.
      Baalke wanted Kaep to develop beyond what he received from GRo.
      Baalke realized that the Offense was his achilles heel, that’s likely why Gase was his preferred candidate, as it likely was with Chip.
      Paraag had issues with Kaep and Harbaugh.

      Again I ask…
      Why does your Cap guy have so much face time with the football guys?

      • NJ49er says:

        Simple answer to all of our woes?
        2 clueless Dr York assignee’s into football Ops who were neither qualified or, intelligent enough to understand what football guys need to function, a good support Staff of other football guys.
        That is why we’re here, 16 years and counting, of York incompetence.

      • 12th Man says:

        Gase says it was Baalke who pulled the rug out from under his hiring at the very last minute not Jed and he is still pissed about it. That’s horses mouth stuff NJ straight from Gase, not supposition, and Kawakami calls Baalke one of the fiercest back stabbers in NFL history that is pretty damning stuff right there.

        Believe whatever floats your boat NJ, I know you have defended Baalke all the way through and like him as a Parcells guy, but evidence from the various parties themselves show Baalke for what he is and his draft success speaks for itself loud and clear.

        He may be a football guy but not a good enough one to be a GM. He should go back to scouting.

    • 12th Man says:

      NJ, did you know Jed consulted with Parcells after being introduced to him by Baalke?
      I doubt that continues now that Baalke has been fired but as an insight into who Jed has as football people to talk to they don’t get much more experienced than that.

      Just saying.

  23. 12th Man says:

    The biggest mistake Jed York has made so far is putting so much faith and trust into Trent Baalke and for far too long. He really should have fired Baalke with Tomsula last year and started fresh.

  24. alleykat69 says:

    So not only can they not find decent candidates for the GM job& HC job, they owe the last bunch of derilects Tomsula,Kelly,Baakle a whopping 32 mil, plus the rest of the coaching staff( maybe only Rathman keeps his gig I hope) another possible 37mil combined for a grand total of 69mil!!
    Jed you really are a total numbskull who has been clueless from day1…

  25. alleykat69 says:

    So not only can they not find decent candidates for the GM job& HC job, they owe the last bunch of derilects Tomsula,Kelly,Baakle a whopping 32 mil, plus the rest of the coaching staff( maybe only Rathman keeps his gig I hope) another possible 37mil combined for a grand total of 69mil!!
    Jed you really are a total numbskull who has been clueless from day1…

  26. NJ49er says:

    Yes 12th I had read way back that Parcells recommended Baalke for the GM position.
    What I’ve defended throughout all this crap was the need for the Yorks to stay the eff out the football Ops and provide more support on the football Ops side.
    They removed all of them along the way as we know.
    Baalke was the ONLY football guy left in that trio. Hence, my defense.
    That, IMO is why things have continued to spiral downward.
    Baalke recruited the football guy Harbaugh too.
    But, Harbaugh didn’t play nice enough for Jed and Paraag.
    Winning didn’t matter so much as him playing nice in the office I guess?

    I don’t get anything directly from anyone but the media reports so, as we know, it’s all conjecture being reported as ‘sources’ mixed up with opinions.

    Clean slate now.
    Crossing my fingers (and my eyes) while praying that the MBA twins don’t fuk it.

    • NJ49er says:

      And to be clear, ‘Parcells guys’ are simply the current model I tie to ‘football guys’.
      Belichick would be the most current model and, he’s still doing things quite well.
      By comparison, Harbaugh was ‘all football’ too. Jed and Paraag are ‘no football’.

      Might explain the culture shock associated with the Harbaugh conflicts at 4949?

    • 12th Man says:

      I get what you are saying about media sources, but these are not the same. The ones you talk of are anonymous, completely different when a national trusted guy says he was told from Gase and Kelly directly. That is naming names and open to denial, which hasn’t happened, ergo its truth not conjecture.

  27. NJ49er says:

    What hurts us in the end with any potential candidates is all the bad publicity that has circled this franchise since the York’s took Ownership.
    Backstabbing and media leaks don’t get any sort of play other than SF it seems.
    With the track record of insecurity and impatience they’ve developed, most guys might just say ‘it ain’t worth it’.
    Football guys don’t need to be micro-managed.
    Least of all by 2 twits who think they need to be involved.

  28. NJ49er says:

    “You don’t dismiss Owners” is about as crass as it gets.
    He just needs someone else to blame.
    The next scapegoat search continues.
    Learn a little humility perhaps Jed?

    • 12th Man says:

      Lowell did a great job of drawing York out by baiting, sly old fox.

      NFL owners are not generally known for humility though…

  29. 12th Man says:

    Marathe is known to sit in on football meetings. Even if its an innocent thing its a bad idea. He is not and never can be one of the fraternity, not a player and not a coach, he has no business in those meetings.

  30. unca_chuck says:

    So yes. Marathe is the rat. Baalke does actually get to wear the noose of blowing the Gase deal. Again though, where’s Jed? He.’s either blind to the shit going on under him, or he doesn’t give a shit that Baalke is undermining the team. As far as Dak goes, did this revelation come from the rodent or someone else? It’s like beating the dead horse. The usual pile-on when shit turns bad.

    Yesterday Jed said that either the GM will hire the HC, or the HC will hire the GM, and they have to get along for this to work.

    Does anyone else see the glaring problem with this statement? As in, shouldn’t the fucking owner know the process? Jesus. It’s shit like this that just floors me. He gets up in front of the media and the world and admits he doesn’t understand the fundamental process of building a team. After 16 years of he and his family running the team.

    Any of us here could do a better job.

    • 12th Man says:

      Kawakami says Marathe is the rat, I believe him.
      Jed should hire he GM and let him hire the coach, it works.
      I get he wants to hire a whale HC to cover this last pile of steaming shit but he needs to let the GM do his job.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Ol’ Timmy is a weasel himself, but I believe him on this one as well. His bullshit tussles with Harbaugh were petty and childish and then Kawakami bemoans his leaving?

    • unca_chuck says:

      Right. Like I said, I’d rather have the new GM deal with Kelly rather than have the GM find a new HC. But that turd has been flushed. We need a GM SOON to get into the fray NOW in finding a coaching staff.

  31. Nipper says:

    Remember Jed can not be fired because he’s the owner according to him. Perhaps a few more flybys with banners is needed. Sending him back to Ohio would be good medicine for him to swallow.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    12th, this is exactly what I’m talking about.

    On Monday afternoon following the decision to fire Chip Kelly, Jay Glazer reported that he had spoken with Chip Kelly, and how Kelly had known “for weeks and weeks and weeks” that Baalke was undermining him.

    On Tuesday afternoon, Glazer retracted a portion of what he said, saying that Kelly didn’t tell him that, but Glazer heard it from several other people.

    More smoke and mirrors from Jed and Paraag. Fucking Bullit still thinks Jed is the man for the job. What a fucking retard.

  33. unca_chuck says:

    What I love about the Skkkeebers playpen is NoFear is still pining for Nolan, Buwwitt still thinks Jed is a good owner, Skeebs still misses Young Sir Alex, Bakken is still a racist fuck, and Skeebs is the little bitch who condones it. God forbid you disagree with the weasels.

    Hyuk!

  34. NJ49er says:

    Yeh, it’s sh!t like this that leaves us wondering just how much backstabbing has turned into an art form at 4949 –
    Glazer stated Kelly told him then…Oh no… It didn’t comes from me (Kelly).
    The simple truth remains, Jed and Paraag are football wannabes that feel compelled to manipulate the processes behind the scene.
    Until that process is eliminated, no GM is safe, unless he hires his HC and those 2 nitwits disappear.
    Daniel Synder did this forever and a day.
    I still put this ALL at the feet of Daddy, who put them there, to get his own A$$ away from the media heat.
    Revolving doors of Coaching changes have completely destroyed the 9ers as we knew them.
    Nothing ever took root and probably never will until Jed and Paraag lose control of the puppets they manipulate from the top down.

    http://tinyurl.com/jruakgd

  35. NJ49er says:

    12th the irony in all the Gase innuendo, for me anyway, is how quickly and fastidiously Baalke pursued Gase to lure him to SF in the first place.
    It seems to me he got Gase comfortable with the idea of taking the job only to have, (what some reported), the 2 minions object to his age and desire to retain Fangio.
    I would suggest, that left Baalke between a rock and hard place.
    So, it stands to reason (IMO) that Baalke had to tell Gase the deal was off.
    Leaving Jed and Paraag unsoiled in the process.
    They neutered Baalke’s ability to do the job he was given as the GM, while protecting themselves from any culpability.
    It’s absolutely maddening, how inept these guys are.

  36. 12th Man says:

    I figure Glazer partially retracted at Kelly’s request. Little chance of Kelly getting another job in the NFL after calling out a GM for backstabbing.

    • NJ49er says:

      This is an eff’n clown show of epic proportions.
      I’m starting to understand how Cleveland Brown fans are feeling.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    NJ, I’m a bit amazed after all that has come out recently that Baalke gets anything but scorn from you. He is the one doing the bulk of the backstabbing around the building and he runs the goddamn team. He has sucked at the draft for years. He and Harbaugh were the ones who were at odds. I have no inclination to think Baalke was Jed’s toadie. He’s on his own based on the shit that has transpired. I mean, fuck, Jed doesn’t even understand the hierarchy of a football team. He’s not telling Trent what to do. Harbaugh basically called Jed a pussy, but he wouldn’t do that to Baalke. Harbs merely stonewalled him.

    12th, Kelly could give 2 fucks about what the league thinks of him. He’s get $25 million coming to him from Jed and some college will give him a job in a heartbeat.

    • NJ49er says:

      Chuck it appeared to me that Baalke and Harbaugh had a relationship that eventually led to his recruitment from Stanford.
      All I’ve ever attempted to defend on his behalf was that he was the ONLY guy in that building that knew jack about football.
      I suspect when it came to paying FAs, Harbaugh wanted to retain guys that Paraag and his ‘analytics’ couldn’t agree on. Indirectly that sort of sh!t just undermined the relationship between GM/HC no doubt.
      It was widely reported that Jed/Paraag couldn’t handle Harbaugh’s abrasive nature AFTER he arrived.
      I suspected throughout that it eventually became an issue that Baalke never anticipated.
      No matter the past, it’s burned to the ground now.
      It’s not a matter of Jed telling Baalke what to do so much as it is a couple of meddling midgets gumming up the works.
      As I’ve beaten to death forever, football guys do things that neither Jed or Paraag seem equipped to handle, let alone, understand.
      I call it micro-managing in areas that need to be left to ‘football guys’.

      • NJ49er says:

        They gave Baalke nothing to work with but a couple of bean counters hellbent on making it look good.
        If winning mattered so much to Jed, I’d suggest Harbaugh was winning just fine.
        His candyA$$ couldn’t handle someone that didn’t ‘play nice’.
        Had Baalke been given someone after Gamble walked, maybe things could have been different.
        Blame doesn’t fix what’s at the crux of this franchise’s demise.
        It’s a culture of meddling and backstabbing that never allowed it to have a chance from a football perspective.
        Baalke delivered a winning HC. He got shown the door because of dick-headed Ownership that wouldn’t give him the support he needed.
        Drafting for new HCs every year is a dog chasing it’s own tail.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Come on, man. Baalke inherited a team stacked with #1 picks and was extremely deep when he took over from Scotty. The talent was pissed away due to his lousy draft picks and reluctance to sign or keep guys.

      • NJ49er says:

        Stacked roster that he Scot and Gamble collaborated on perhaps?
        The York purge machine removed 2 of them while inserting Paraag.
        Paraag is the guy spending the money.
        Not Baalke.
        Think maybe Harbaugh wanted Iupati and Frank to stay?
        Think maybe Paraag and his ‘analytics’ had something to do with their ‘value’?

        They stacked the deck against Baalke and threw him under the bus in the end.
        So it goes in York World.
        Someone pays in the end but, not the ‘Owner’.

        Baalke is gone, discussion over on that topic.
        Somewhere in all this disinformation and conjecture remains the 2 nitwits.
        Standing alone, to fix what ‘everyone else’ broke.

      • NJ49er says:

        All hail Tweeter and The Money Man.

      • NJ49er says:

        Fuk’n Dopes…

      • NJ49er says:

        In York World it seems the Corporate Motto is ‘Stab or be Stabbed’.
        It’s a cesspool of dysfunction.

        Eddie embraced his teams as ‘family’. EVERYONE.
        Jed wants all the accolades Uncle Eddie enjoyed, but, he hasn’t figured out the people skills needed to make it happen.
        Typical spoiled Rich Kid mentality. Expects the results without putting in the work.

  38. NJ49er says:

    And God forbid Harbaugh asked for a raise huh?
    What’s Jed paying to the last 2 guys that came after him?
    Jed is a fuk’n pariah in my book, along with his Daddy.

  39. Winder says:

    NJ- No matter what Jed and paarag did, Baalky was the one who destroyed our roster. Football guy or not he was probably the worst ever GM in 49er history. Maybe even NFL history. I personally think Jed is a total asshole and moron but all he needs is someone who can convince him to do the right thing. Hopefully that will happen sometime in the near future.
    Because us Niner fans can’t/won’t take this shit to much longer

  40. unca_chuck says:

    No, NJ. When Scott went, so did the effective drafts. You keep saying Trent was the only football guy in the building. So was Mike Nolan. And Mike Singletary. Some football guys just aren’t good at football.

    Beyond that, Harbaugh was gone before Gore or Iupati left. Besides, I liked the Carlos Hyde draft pick. One of the only one of Baalke’s that I liked. . . . If he hadn’t proven to be injury-prone, we wouldn’t be missing Gore.

    And this is in by no means a ringing endorsement of Jed/Paraag. They ARE the biggest problem.

  41. Nipper says:

    Everything is in flux now……..it’s like the day after a situation……when will the dust settle? Can’t go back to the past and please forget Harbaugh he is not coming back. The Niners have to hire an offensive minded guy who can get along with players and management and fans. Nothing short of that will do. Whatever Baalke did must be avoided at all costs.

  42. Irish Kevin says:

    Steve Young was on KNBR last night and he said the Niners next coach should not be a defense minded guy, I agree,

  43. unca_chuck says:

    Well, Kelly sure wasn’t. But ‘head coach’ is a little down the list of shit we need.

    1. New Head of Football Ops
    2. New GM
    3. New QB
    4. New WRs
    5. New Head Coach

    More reality based would have the list as:

    1. New GM
    2. New Head Coach

    The rest can trickle down from there.

  44. unca_chuck says:

    These fucking clowns at 4949 Centennial Blvd had better get off their collective asses and sign a GM toot-sweet. We need to get a coach before they all get snapped up.

    Funny thing is the fact that Buwwitt wants to sign a coach before hiring a GM. Like Jed, Buwwitt doesn’t understand how you build a football team. Beyond that, Buwwitt is staunch in his support of Jed, and Skkkeebie is fully behind Paraag. Too fucking funny. Two years of blather about how shitty the team is, and they like where we are at front-office wise?

    How fucking dense. Oh, yeah, it’s all Kaepernick’s fault. These guys are shooting blanks at an empty barrel with no fish in it. Who will they blame without Kappy? Randall Cunningham?

  45. Nipper says:

    It boils down who does Jed and his henchmen desire more? A coach or a GM. You hire a GM and then let him pair himself with a coach. I don’t think Jed is going that route. So the emphasis is on a coach that Jed wants. Hey it’s his toy……..remember that when you spend your hard earned money at Levi’s. Jed can’t be fired according to him so spend you suckers and get what you can from the experience.

  46. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up. I’ll give you the courtesy of a virtual reach-around, and post your comment on the new thread, Nip.

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