Run the table! With this improbable and fairly unlikely event that we have found our guy (thanks, New England), the 49ers have the chance to run the table under Jimmy Garoppolo and his cast of also-rans. No mean feat when you see that the original squad to start the year had more talent on both sides of the ball, and mustered a 1-10 record.
So, to hell with the draft spot and take no prisoners! A 5-0 run to close the season would be a nice feather in the cap of this new front office and brain trust. Especially seeing as 3 of the 5 are potential playoff teams.
Beat RAMS lite………the Rams want the day off so send them off in a proper manner.
Have a nice time in Maui Chuck, it’s a good time to go.
It’s funny but I don’t want this season to end. A lot different from the last few.It is obvious that we have something going and from what I can see and feel we are gonna be pretty special next year. We may not be there all the way but I think we will be close.
I feel the same way. I’m already pumped for next season, but the off=season should be pretty entertaining too. Looking forward to seeing the moves that are made, then the draft.
Agree 100%. The draft is the draft and I believe we’ll do well there regardless of the final record. So win the bloody game! Beat the Lambs!
I assume you mean better on both sides of the ball due to injuries.
Draft? What draft? Beat the shit out the Rams is what I’m talking about, and I will be keeping a weather eye on the Falcons to win or the Squawks to lose, either way the Squawks are eliminated.
Too much to hope for?
This is on NFL.com:
“Rapoport reported Oakland intends to offer Gruden an annual salary of over $10 million and an ownership stake in the team.”
Mark Davis can’t be this stupid, can he?
Likely coaching changes:
Bears, Giants (they have an interim Spagnuolo), Colts, Browns, Bengals, Lions and Titans.
On the bubble coaching changes:
Texans, Cardinals, (retirement?).
We will see soon enough.
Awfully nice to not be involved on that list.
I think Jerry Jones is going to dump Garrett.
This was an exquisitely disappointing season for the Cowboys and their fans. They really thought they were going places this season.
Garrett can’t be blamed for the Elliot situation, but I think Jones is going to want to make a change.
Well he did get the kiss of death “vote of confidence” last week from Jerruh, but I don’t think Garrett gets canned.
Final game of 2017! Beat the Lambs!
Sunday ticket not allowing the game, NFL rules for LA market, so Im watching on my phone with verizon and its literally 2.30 sec behind sundae ticket, saw th redbone action and FG.
better than nothing i suppose.
very annoying, pay for the service and its hit and miss
12th, I found this site at the start of the year and have been able to watch every 49er game for the first time since I was a kid. It was a little wonky at the start of the year, prone to dropouts and stoppages, but for the most part it’s been good. $30/year and you can watch every NFL game with NO stupid blackout rules:
Performance is likely dependent on your wifi connection, as with anything else. Mine’s decent but nothing to write home about.
Tyler Lockett 99 yard kickoff return for a TD. That dude has to be one of the fastest men in the league. I’d love to see Victor Bolden start to develop into that kind of returner.
We need to get Goodwin his 1,000 yards!
38 more yards for Quise!
i just saw the TD
That was a crazy looking play.
tough to join in here today
Not sure what he was looking at there. Terrible throw.
Off season priority: clean up the penalties.
12th, see my reply above if you haven’t already.
it was, great misdirection by Shanny
good D stand and great play by Colbert. that kid is playing big.
Robbie Gold. 39/41 is pretty damn impressive.
First winning season for the Rams in 14 years. I had no idea it was that long.
Every time they go on O I almost expect them to score. Last time I felt like that was 94 with Steve Young. No disrespect to Garcia, but that season with Young it just felt like every drive would end in points. Feels like that again to me, crazy I know.
Yeah, it’s a great feeling.
Kittle with 100 yards receiving before the half. I keep repeating myself, but I think the kid’s going to be a star. As long as he keeps improving as a blocker.
Helmet to helmet, defensive dude was an idiot!!
Brutal and illegal.
Standing up, hopefully that is a good sign.
I saw the hit on redbone, any update on quise?
Is that defensive guy a starter? If he is he should get a one game suspension
I don’t care what that announcer says, that was a dirty hit.
They just got him on the cart. He looks really out of it, but he waved to the crowd.
Goodwin gave the Number 1 sign , and then 2 thumbs up as he was being taken into the tunnel
Touchdown! For Quise!
looks bad for quise
It looked like they were escorting Countess off the field, but I didn’t see the ref kick him out.
Check him for concussion too.
Just saw the Hyde TD, Staley should get the credit for that one.
I would really have preferred to see the Rams full squad today, Niners 20-3 but with an asterisk.
Garoppolo showing some cracks today. Two terrible throws on the pick. How the hell is that a catch?
Bourne fell down to be fair and the first one Murphy slipped and wasn’t in the spot Garoppolo expected.
If that’s a catch the whole rule needs to be redone. The Niners were screwed multiple times this year on plays just like that.
no way that was a catch
This guy in NY is an asshole, screws up game after game with his reviews. It was better when the refs got to review their own calls on the sidelines, at least they are experienced in the pro game, this suit is making a mess of the process.
That review was inexplicable. That’s an incompletion by the current rules, period. What more evidence do you need than the ball laying on the ground? He didn’t “complete the process” in any way shape or form.
Even with Witherspoon’s potential, the Niners cornerback corps is in serious need of an upgrade. He was badly beaten on that last pass and gave up the one play he couldn’t allow in that situation. He’s been beat on other plays in this game. DJ continues to look like a Division II player, including in this game. The have to play him 8 yards off the wideouts just so he doesn’t get beat deep. Anyone other than Mannion beats him like a drum.
It’s one of several positions that simply must be improved.
Brock Coyle has played very well. He’s with the team next year in some capacity. Nifty return by Taylor. Love that kid.
This sucks, just starting the second half right now.
I thought he sailed the second throw, 12th. Not busting him out, he’s also made some great plays and had two drops by my count. We (I) just have to keep in mind that it’s still only his 7th career start.
Could be John but with his receiver on the ground I can’t tell. Amazing how much courage he has to throw into those tight windows in as you say, his 7th start.
Gotta catch a perfect pass George!
Sorry to hear about Goodwin’s concussion. That’s a terrible injury caused by one idiot’s dirty play. Totally unnecessary.
I was surprised he wasn’t tossed for it. Too bad, Quise might have got his yards for his 1,000 today.
The dropsies have returned for this game.
I think thats 4 catchable drops today, Kittle had to hold on to that throw, he is having a great game other than that one though.
That would’ve been a big first down.
Sheldon May looks like a guy who could contribute moving forward, if only to add depth to the D-line.
He’s also only in his second year. Big, quick lineman.
How did Mannion ever have the most career yards in Pac 12 history?
This guys another Blaine Gabbert at best, probably worse..
This color guy stinks. He just got done praising DJ for the number of tackles he’s made. Someone should remind him that a high number of tackles is usually a bad thing for a CB.
Say what you will about Hyde, that’s his 8th TD of the year. Not too shabby.
Breida and Hyde both having nice games, as is the Niner running attack overall.
Its official, Niners O is the real thing.
Can’t see a scenario where Hyde doesn’t comeback.
He’s proved his worth this year, staying healthy, running hard,pass blocking well, catching out of the backfield.
Brieda helps make this a good tandem, along with Jusy the FB making key blocks to spring them both. Also if Joe Williams can hold on to the ball, he could possibly be in the mix next year as well..
I am curios to see what Williams can do. I don’t think Hyde will be back because of his salary. He has proven that he can stay healthy for the whole year though.
KS sure liked in for the draft.
Ruben Foster on the ground again. As much as I’m sure most of us love his energy and fire. will he ever hold up for a full season?
Yeah Winder you might be right about Hyde and his salary.Would the same apply to Eric Reid?Wouldnt think they would want to lose some of these veterans presence going forward in their rebuilding, but who knows?
I think it’ll apply to both of them. If someone dangles a big payday in front of either one of them, I’m not sure the Niners will match.
Not sure what they have planned they have both had pretty good seasons
Seattle comes all the way back to take the lead over Arizona. They have to win and Atlanta has to lose, but they have a 2-score lead with about 6 minutes left.
Not looking good for Seattle. 2 TD lead for ATL. I love it.
I like what Garoppolo said when asked about not facing the full Rams squad. “Its a faceless opponent”, meaning it makes no difference who is on the field, your job is to win.
I’m already ready for next season. Hopefully the Giants will rebound and make the off season go by more quickly.
Cards have a FG. This will come down to the wire but in any event I thin its safe to say the Klink has become the Klunk, home field advantage not what it used to be there.
The team either. I can hear that window closing. Sherman and Chancellor likely gone. This’ll shut up the loudmouthed Seattle fans for a while.
Falcons have won so the Squawks are out and the Niners are 5 in a row and 6 out of last 7, and all is right with the world! Happy New Year guys!
Hawks out! Whoohooo! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone
Blair Walsh misses a 48 yarder to end if for Seattle. ROFL!!
Bonus, The Squawks lost too!!!!
Sleepless in Seattle tonight ok that was corny!
Happy New Years everyone! Nothing finer then being a niner!
Next year watch out, the west comes down to the lambs&49ers as the Seasquacks&Arizona fade away with old rosters and coaches..
Breaking news..Jack DeRio fired in Oakland
Chucky coming back???
Ravens about to choke their playoff spot to Buffalo lol
An amazing end to that one. Bills are in for the first time in 18 years.
One more nugget, the Niners beat 3 playoff teams in a row, Titans, Jags and Rams. Say what you will but they may be the best 6-10 team ever, and what happened the last time the Niners went from 2 wins to 6 wins to…..
Damn……….6-10 never felt so good! What a memorable season. As for the draft get a pass rusher and another corner. Build up the O line and a top WR would be nice. As for you guys…… guzzle down some spirits before you hit the hay. Happy New Year!
Oh, about that draft. It will be a coin flip between the Raiduhs and the Niners for 9-10 spots. Hands up all who saw that happening at the start of the season.
Wow, to think the Niners and Raiders have the same record at the end of the year. Coulda made a shit ton of money betting on that outcome. What happened to Foster?
I didn’t get specifics, but he went down in the second half. He stayed down for a bit then walked off under his own power. He didn’t return.
The Raiders didn’t waste and time canning Del Rio.
Shanahan said in his presser that Rueben had another stinger. Could’ve gone back in but they had a big lead so they held him out. Sounds like he aggravated the same issue he’s dealt with the past few weeks. Buckner had a bruised chest in the first half, came out, went back in, aggravated it then was held out for the rest of the game. KS also said that Goodwin will be fine and fly home with the team. Said it wasn’t has scary as it first looked. JG called it a dirty play, which it was.
All in all, nothing too serious.
A tale of Two Cities……….both football teams had 6-10 records. One team fires their coach for a terrible season and not only fires him but makes him announce it to the media himself! In the other city hope is high for better days ahead. The HC is lauded as well as the team for a job well done!
Cardinals need a new coach, Arrians (sp?) retired.
Fox is out at the Bears too.
They should hire Del Rio and Ken Norton together.
And for good measure add Fox to the mix too.
Turns out the Rams safety that hit Quise was ejected, I didn’t hear that on the broadcast but that was the right thing to do.
Looks like Mark Davis is that stupid after all:
I guess Gruden is there to sell tickets. Del Rio is just plain boring. The fans could give a hoot about Del Rio and so did Davis. Del Rio had to announce his own firing?
Stay classy Raiders!
I didn’t hear it announced either, 12th, but he was clearly being escorted off the field. Not sure why it wasn’t mentioned.
the guy was also clearly woozy so i thought they took him out for his own concussion. the officials never said a thing that i heard. vicious, stupid hit.
That’s what I thought too but read today he was ejected. The announcing team was pretty lousy.
Baker Mayfield looking like the real deal in the Rose Bowl.
In the end Georgia’s 1st year QB(Jake Fromm)was eveybit as good in a pressure game !Hats off to Georgia in a epic 2OT game to knock off the Sooners 54-48!!
Got the critical block FG too in that 2nd OT to setup the W..
I thought this was funny. Navarro Bowman went a combined 4-11 playing for the Niners and Raiders. I guess the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Hah! I would hope better for bowman but hey in the Walsh philosophy better a year early than a year late.
I might be off but reading between the lines Bowman’s ego got in the way. When the Niners played the Panthers, Bowman talked about being disrespected and said he would be the best LB on the field that day not Luke Kuechly, who has far more press than Bowman. Didn’t turn out that way.
To be fair to Bowman, I think he was underrated nationally, but he never came to grips with his injuries making a difference, and his ego ultimately caused more harm as he got a reduced role on the team.
I like the guy, he was an absolute stud, but you have to evaluate yourself year by year and I don’t think he did that in an honest way.
Of course I might be full of shit.
Bowman played well for the Raiders:
** Linebacker NaVorro Bowman played all 70 snaps for the Raiders’ defense. Bowman joined the Raiders after being released by the 49ers wanting to show he could still be an every-down player even with two major injuries in his past. He ended up playing 98 percent of snaps after his arrival (643 of 656) and led the team in tackles in nine of his 10 games.
Sorry to interrupt the football talk. I have a question regarding the Flap baseball blog. Those of you that go on that blog, are you seeing a comment box on there today? I can’t see one, and it seems no one has commented today. Anyone experiencing the same malfunction on the Flap today?
If others are experiencing the same thing, could somebody send Craig an email about it? I’m away from home today, and only have my phone with me, and my email is difficult for me on my phone.
Zumie I can’t post either,yeah no comment section.
zumiee- I went to the flap and at the very bottom of the last thread it says ‘comments closed’. Don’t know why.
Ahh there’s an auto close comments feature on WordPress. I’m out of town as well but I’ll try to fix it later
Vic fangio anyone
highest rated QB in the league ! Alex Smith at 104.7 1
Whythechange over at the SFGate comment sections likely has a boner for that little fact, 5 years later and he’s still bitching about the team trading AS, not to mention disparaging Jimmy Garoppolo. Serious man crush.
SF gate was a fun blog while it lasted ! Garapollo is a true franchise QB and better than Smith ! The only problem is Smith had horrible coaching and the fans here underestimated him !
Please read this, dudes. Fascinating in and of itself, with a strong interest for all 49ers fans, as it may well explain how and why we got Jimmy G. Who knew?
Great article. For what it’s worth, the Patriot have maintained a level of success that surpassed the 49ers dominance of the 80s – 90s amid a shit-ton of turmoil and self-inflicted wounds. .
Nw thread is up.