Fold, Spindle, Mutilate (R.I.P. Y.A.)

Well, these games are entertaining at least. As I have been saying though, once again the 49ers couldn’t seal the deal on a game within their grasp, and let it slip away like a touchdown pass early in the game through George Kittle’s hands. Kittle did redeem himself in spades late in the game with some clutch TD catches and a key catch in traffic on a 4th and 1, but again there were too many penalties, too many mistakes, too many drops, and a few bad (and non-) calls thrown in for good measure.

Once again, the pressure on the opposing quarterback was not good enough, and the defense played well at times, and terribly on others. Ray Ray Armstrong is a loose cannon of the wildest variety. He forgets to stay at home on run plays and gets WAY out of position too much and losing the edge, but his game-saving (at the time anyway) interception in the end zone was a great play. Similar to the one he made early in the game against Arizona.

The future? Well, Dallas, Washington, and Philly certainly don’t look good. AZ and the New York football Giants are possibles. 2-8 here we come! Then we run the table to 8-8.

It could happen.

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34 Responses to Fold, Spindle, Mutilate (R.I.P. Y.A.)

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Super sky point to one of the original Hall of Fame 49er quarterbacks, Y.A. Tittle . . . Rest in peace. His 17 year career spanned 10 years with the 49ers, when he was unceremoniously traded at 34 to the New York Giants after being considered washed up. He got them to the championship game in 3 of his 4 seasons there, but lost them all.

    He of course is the subject of one of the most iconic photos in the history of sports of a defeated quarterback after being levelled in his 17th and final season in football in a game against Pittsburgh.


    • Winder says:

      chuck- as far as I am concerned we are good enough to win any game we are in. Until we don’t. We don’t know how good this team is if they play mistake free football. My guess is if that happens we are gonna win some games.

  2. Nipper says:

    Yeah the Niners play good enough to get beat late in games. I guess that’s normal for a “young” team. We “fans” expect too much and each week we all must deal with “reality.” Right now the Niners cannot overcome their mistakes. Eventually they will.

  3. unca_chuck says:


    The signs are there, and the team has vastly improved. It is hard to tell from the results, but the team is better.

    They are minus the talent for sure, but with better players will come better results. The fact that we are this close with such a talentless (and injured) team is pretty remarkable.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    PS. Brodie should be in the Hall of Fame as well. He played very well on a lot of bad teams. If not for Dallas, he might have a ring or 2.

    • Winder says:

      He was a great QB for us. He also faced some really tough D’s with the fearsome foursome and the vikings, etc. The game was totally different then

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yeah, he called his own plays and dealt with a very conservative head coach. I didn’t see Tittle play but I saw a lot of Brodie from ’68 to the end of his career, and he took a ton of shots. His stats are better than Namath’s.

  5. Nipper says:

    Hey where’s Spit? I hope he’s not dead in a ditch somewhere. He likes to call us Niner fans “dummies.”

  6. NJ49er says:

    Here’s a kid to keep an eye on for the Draft next Spring –
    Great get off too –
    Plus….He’s already wearing our number 😀

  7. NJ49er says:

    Put this kid on the radar too – S- Derwin James/FSU

  8. NJ49er says:

    Here’s another versatile option – CB/FS – Minkah Fitzpatrick ‘Bama –
    Comparisons to Tyrann Mathieu…Only bigger.

  9. Winder says:

    This should be an interesting game on a couple of levels. Cousins just might be auditioning and that is probably not good for us. The KS and Garcon connection with the Skins should prove interesting. I would like to see us open it up a little more, dink passes are ok but when so many fall incomplete it really shortens your game. I don’t trust our running game at all and until that is fixed we probably won’t be doing very well. I think I would take the points with this one. We might not win but I don’t think we lose by 10.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    I don’t think Shanahan trusts the O line very much, but you still have to take shots down the field.

    These games are only interesting in the myriad ways we stop ourselves. I don;t think we’ve scored a TD when not already behind.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Man, things are gnarly out in Napa/Sonoma. I know Twinfan is OK. He’s a little further north.

    I heard that Cliff Branch lost his house in Napa. He only had time to grab his Super Bowl rings and some cash before it went up in flames.

  12. rob says:

    Next year Kirk cousins please ! We have 100 mil in cap space ! Next we use our #1 on a WR and viola ! Not to mention how much it would help if sKittle turns out to be the answer at TE !!!

    • Nipper says:

      Yeah…….Hoyer should be playing backup for someone else’s team. He’s not the answer on this team. Hoyer just cannot execute plays. His WRs can’t catch the ball and his O line cannot block well enough. In conclusion the offense is the SHITS. A loud BLEEP for the whole thing!

      • rob says:

        The O-line is fine and Pierre Garcon is rated as one of the best WR in the league at this point. Our biggest weakness on offense is the lack of a franchise QB in a QB driven league !

      • rob says:

        Wow where’s Delmardennis when you need him 😉

    • unca_chuck says:

      I just hope Kittle got over his jitters and stops with the drops.

    • unca_chuck says:

      I mean, we look good at times on offense, but continually stop ourselves with drops, miscues and penalties.

  13. Nipper says:

    In the words of SPIT…….”We’re idiots!”

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Rob, I wouldn’t call the line FINE. Losing Garnett for the year was a big blow, but we need depth and better run blocking.

    Good news however is that both Eric Reid and Reuben Foster returned to practice. Limited yes, but being out there is a big step in their return.

  15. Spitblood says:

    We’ll…. uh…… get ’em next year? LMAO

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Wow, who knew you and NoFear would be such bedfellows. . . Well, besides Nipper.

    Caught any plastic fish lately?

    • Nipper says:

      GM Lynch admitted the last game was a step back and the team was informed of their shortcomings. That’s the sugar-coated admission. What’s said behind closed doors may be a bit stronger. It’s understandable the negative feelings will bellow forth now and then. After all this team is frustrating at times to follow.

      • Winder says:

        The frustrating part for me is the lack of discipline from some of our players. It is obvious that we need more talented players but overall if we just clean up our game some we would probably have some wins. These mistakes should be getting cleaned up by now. Our pass rush is almost non-existent and our DB’s are not very good. Our offense shows signs of greatness at times but for the most part is lacking. Our running game sucks and that is the big one to me because our passing game rely’s on a decent run game. But, even after all that we could easily be at .500. I am glad Lynch is finally showing his face. I was kinda wondering where the hell he was.

      • Winder says:

        Also, I am still having a ball this season because in my mind I can see that we have got something going. It’s taking a little longer for things to gel but think about all the things that are changing. We have got some players like Taylor, Kittle, and Foster with the last draft who are straight ballers. And, you can tell by the way we play the whole 60 minutes now that the culture has changed. Things are gonna be ok.

      • unca_chuck says:

        I’m with ya on the frustration part, but some of this stems from the CBA that limits practice time in the preseason. Yeah, they should be avoiding these stupid false start and illegal formation penalties, and actually, the illegal formation ones have stopped, but the youth shows when Rashard Robinson continually makes mistakes in coverage.

        He’s a very good player who just needs to get himself under control. Hopefully with Reid back and Foster, the defense will be that much better. Missing those two big time. The RB swing passes that have killed us lately are because of the absence of Reid and Foster.

        Not sure why the coach felt the need to bench Hyde and Bowman, but hopefully they take that to heart and get after it.

  17. Nipper says:

    Bowman waived per his request.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    New htread it up.

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