GYB – “Got your back” – This has been the mantra all season of this 49er team, and it was what Raheem Mostert said to Tevin Coleman as an injured Coleman was carted off the field. A team that has gone through their share of injuries across 17 weeks of football has had 2nd stringers, 3rd stingers, and in Mostert’s case, 4th stringers step up when called upon to join his teammates in battle.
From losing D.J. Jones, Ronald Blair, and Damontre Moore, on the D line, Kwon Alexander and Dee Ford on the edges, and Ahkello Witherspoon in the defensive backfield, guys like Dre Greenlaw, Emmanuel Moseley, Al-Shaair, Sheldon Day, Earl Mitchell, and even Anthony Zettel all stepped up in various ways to keep the team’s winning ways. And, despite what looks like an injury to take Coleman out of the Super Bowl, Mostert and Matt Breida are there to pick up the slack.
But, what a game! 6-8 for 77 yards? Jimmy G really brought it. 42 rushes for 285 and 4 TDs? Unreal. Raheem Mostert ran through gaping holes all night. Therefore we didn’t need to pass at all. Starting with a 3rd and 8 from the Packers 36 yard line that turned into a 36 yard score, the 49ers ran, ran, and ran again.
The defense held Aaron Rodgers in check until it was garbage time. Davante Adams had a nice game, and 138 yards, but again, the outcome was settled. Rodgers was harassed into 2 early turnovers that sealed their fate. An early fumble on what was a promising drive that looked to cut the score to 17-7 and momentum to close the half instead led to a field goal and a 20-0 lead. The next drive was Emmanuel Moseley’s interception of a rushed Rodgers pass, which led to the game-sealing 18 yard run by Mostert.
Feels great, baby!
I think our Oline is way better than most people think they are. No one plays football like we have the last couple of weeks anymore. I guess the Titans play the run just as much but i think it’s more along the lines of what Frank Gore used to do for us. To me he is still the human bowling ball. So i don’t have a clue as to how we stop Mahomes but I am taking for granted that we are gonna make him as miserable as we can. So happy for everyone in the organization, shit I even feel like part of the family great time to be a 49er fan
We stop Mahomes & Co by holding serve Winder.
Chew clock and score often.
Almost hoping for a monsoon in South Florida but…that would for die-hards.
Hoping we stay off the media hype-track and let Mahomes’ be the poster child for all the speculation from now until kickoff.
Our D can be expected to be very prepared when the game arrives.
Hoping Andy brings his usual post-season choke pose.
I’m more than ready for Lombardi #6 😀
I knew Jed would get this sorted out eventually. Harbaugh created a scorched Earth on the way out. He was the problem. He was a good coach but a terrible strategist. When he didn’t get his 10 million per year he threw a hissy fit and tore us apart. Jed took a lot of bad press about it but he got it right in time.
Win or lose the SB I like this team. I like the ownership, the management, the coaching and the players. It doesn’t even seem like Lynch and Shanahan are done putting this together.
I actually left Skeebers blog because I got tired of the criticism of York. Their hero was Harbaugh and they were incessant about it. I wonder what they think of Jed now? I don’t care enough to check but I do hope they have grown up. Jed has done a nice job.
I was pretty vocal about the York/Paraag/Baalke/Harbaugh dysfunction too Berger.
Hard to know who/what/when, and in what order, things melted down in that era but, I’m glad they got it right by cleaning house, and settling things down with a 6yr Contract timeline.
Revolving HCs and personalities aside, I’ve never been a fan of Ownership and football Ops crossing paths like it did then.
Too much like DC Dan and Jerruh.
Things have proven to work out, now that the football guys got to reestablish football Ops in SF.
Happy to be back at the SB, with what should be, a much better prepared team.
Time to reciprocate, and send TSuggs home with a loss this time. 😀
I have never seen Jed as a meddler. He had to get involved with Harbaugh because Harbs was tearing things up. He could not get along with anybody above him. His relationship with Baalke was a joke and he was making fun of Jed in front of the players. If Jed doesn’t get involved in that situation he is a bad owner.
He then chose a coach who didn’t work out. Then Baalke chose a coach who didn’t work out. Then he got rid of Baalke and the coach started over. He was lucky to get it right that time but hiring the right coach and GM always takes a little luck. Just like Eddie D got lucky when he hired Walsh.
Winder–that’s the question. How good is this O-Line? I’m sorry but Mostert was running through bus sized holes. He hit the right spot the same way I could if I was driving a car through that shit. Is GB defense that bad? Or is Mosty just gonna do the same thing again vs in KC because our line in so dominant? Stay tuned.
Don’t get too rosy there, Bergs. Harbaugh was the lightning rod for the team, good and bad. Baalke however doomed the team, with Jed’s backing, by drafting horribly from 2011 to 2014 (’15 and ’16 were fair to middling but they did get DeFo, AA, Tartt, and Blair), and letting all the talent go after signing Kaepernick to a team-friendly deal. A deal that was supposed to be used to KEEP the talent on the team.
At that point, Harbaugh wrote his ticket out. Jed was doing his part as being the Tweeter in Charge and leading all the whisper campaigns, the Tomsula hire, and the revolving coaching door. He doesn’t get off scot-free at all. He was a MAJOR part of the problems with the team. Many here were saying he to hire actual football people and fade into the background.
Shanahan was a good solid coaching hire. John Lynch however was a pretty ballsy move on Jed’s part. Lynch was a known commodity as a smart guy but with no experience. This couldn’t have worked out any better, and Jed HAS faded into the background.
Maybe those talks with Eddie finally sunk in.
Harbaugh saw that the talent that was drafted by previous regimes was getting older. He saw his window was closing. He pulled a power play and lost. Just like everybody in business does when they try to upstage the owner of the business. He mutually agreed to leave and blamed everybody but himself on the way out. I was agreeing with Jed and his tweets, they were shots back and spot on. Harbaugh was called out and had to accept that the fight he caused was on. You must never let the inmates run the asylum and Jed had to show who was boss. Harbaugh had put himself in line as an adversary instead of a teammate and he got jettisoned, just like he should have been. I loved seeing the boss take control of the team. Even though it created some rough times I knew we were in good hands when I saw Jed take control of Harbaugh’s failed coup.
You are correct about bad drafts and that picking bad coaches ended up getting Baalke fired. I believe Jed took Eddie’s advice and got rid of Harbaugh. Jed walked into a meeting and Harbaugh said that this meeting is for men only. Even though it didn’t happen until later, that is the moment he got fired. If an owner puts up with that he should sell the team. Jed did the right thing.
It was a meeting named “MEN ONLY”. Harbs didn’t insult Jed personally so much as telling him to get out of a football meeting.
Needless to say, Bergs, I disagree entirely with your take on Harbs/Jed/Baalke/Paraag. However, I have no desire in the slightest to rehash old arguments that are completely moot now in any case. So I’ll lodge my objection and move on.
They sure seemed to get it right after they got Harbaugh out of the building and his many players in trouble with the law and people bickering behind the scenes. It took a couple of years to set the course again. You sure don’t see that now.
Another nice thing is we no longer run a college offense that the defense calls out before the play. Harbaugh was 8-8 his last season and lost 4 of his last 5. He was going downhill fast.
BTW, the report I read said that Harbaugh told Jed this meeting is for men only. I call that an insult. We can agree to disagree. I work with somebody who is personal friends with somebody who works form the 49ers. He even gets free tickets from him a couple times a year. He said that did happen. It was quite the buzz around the building.
Harbaugh had to go. Ballke was an idiot. Shanahan has a better plan for long term success. But the whole Tomsula debacle falls at Jed’s (and family) feet.
IOW, there was plenty of blame to go around. Hopefully, those days are behind us now. Winning is a great deodorant. Eddie D. had his debacle with Joe Thomas, got past it, and became a great owner. Here’s hoping the kid has finally got it right for good.
One thing we did get with Tomsula was the fart at the press conference. A moment that will live in infamy!
LMAO. Not sure that’ll make the team’s Official Second-50-year highlight reel.
Flav, KC was 26th against the run. Green Bay 23rd. And we ripped a new one running the ball on Minnesota’s vaunted D line. Baltimore’s D was 5th against the rush, and we put 174 on them. NO was 4th against the run and we put 162 ion them.
Pass blocking is coming around, but really, the best way to protect Jimmy G is to do what they are doing. Handing the ball off. Losing Richberg hurt for a few weeks as Garland made his way into the rotation and got going. Getting Person back has helped, but all the backups (GYB) performed pretty well as guys were shuffled around. This line reminds me of the slightly undersized lines of the Niners heyday. McGlinchey and Staley of course were 1st round picks, and Tomlinson was as well, but he washed out in Detroit. Richberg was a 2nd rounder, but the rest are late round fliers. Person was drafted by the Niners in the 7th round in 2011 and bounced all over the league. Brunskill and Garland are undrafted, and Skule was a 6th round pick this last draft.
For all the thrash around Staley, McGlinchey, and Richberg going down, Brunskill. Skule, and Garland have come around and solidified a line that was giving up a lot of sacks.
Can’t wait to hear from 12th. He was there I think. Here’s a nice vid that gives a sense of how loud it was in there.
This video has me even more fired 🔥up for the Super Bowl! This team is so freakin talented and all 53 guys are on the same support team with motivational speeches that are so effective!
Feels great Baby! They’re new chant words..
I want to see us come out showing run, surprise them some play action early, get a lead, and then Run the Goddamn Ball right down their throats for the last three quarters.
Yeah, this’ll be interesting those first couple drives. We have been very successful at getting the jump on teams in recent games. Sice we have been running so much I think we show it and throw out of it as well.
This would be the thick and creamy icing on the cake that was the San Francisco sports extravaganza of the 2010s. 3 Giants World Series wins, 3 Golden State Warriors championships, and a Super Bowl victory to lose out the decade?
7 trophies in 10 years. That would be spectacular.
Jed not only got us back to the top but if you consider who hired Harbaugh in the first place …
If we play mistake free football we got a good chance for that trophy. i would really like to see Jimmy shine. He’s the glue that’s holding it all together and i think it’s because he works harder than anyone else.
To revenge are only SB loss( thanks Krappyneck) it would be appropriate for Jimmy Garoppolo to have a great game like his predecessors Joe Montana &Steve Young!
They’re new motto: “IT FEELS GREAT BABY!!!”
Hey Chuck why am I banned from your site?
NFL network is showing last year’s Chiefs Niners game. KC’s first 3 possessions netted 21 points. We are missing tackles and getting a lot of penalties. Reuben Foster’s debut. Goodwin and Taylor at WR. Breida and Morris at RB. Colbert playing some sloppy safety.
But Mahomes making plays out of nothing
Hard to believe all that was just a little over a year ago. How much has changed, so fast.
Let’s hope Bosa has learned a few things after facing (chasing) Murray and Wilson a couple of times each this season.
My first instincts would favor playing coverage and letting him hold the ball.
Once he gets in the open field, beat the snot out of him.
Pretty obvious that TN didn’t tackle well in the Secondary.
Hope they get hyped up the wazoo until kickoff.
I’ll be perfectly content to see us lay low and stay chill.
Feels great, baby!
Thank you, Jed, and the team leadership for building a winning roster. I never doubted you for a second
When I’m not celebrating cheating to defeat a baseball rival in the World Series, I’m joining my pal Chuck in praising the genius of Jed York.
Get a life
I must have touched a nerve there, Skeebie. Are your little chicklets in a tizzy?
Waiting to dig up NoFear? Funny how he goes to ground when the team has success.