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Red And Gold Till I’m…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 21, 2020

…whatever, you know the rest.

This is probably going to be a Niner blog for the next 2 weeks. I can’t bring myself to tout the Blevins pick up. The Giants seem content on doing nothing in 2020. My strong advice is to get into daily fantasy baseball if you want to stay interested in the upcoming baseball season…..

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  1. chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 7:12 am

    I am down with Niner news/posts. Most lines still have Chiefs -1 or -1.5. I know a few threads back, many were discussing the prospective line. Loo kicked it off, I believe, with a guess of Niners -3. I had thought maybe Niners -3.5.

    Any thoughts on Chiefs being favored?

  2. willedav said, on January 21, 2020 at 7:30 am

    couple things I read those who picked Chiefs to win AFC and SB at start of the season are sticking with it and don’t see any reason to waver. GB just didn’t look like real SB contender to begin with. Once Ravens were out, opened door for Chiefs to take AFC.

  3. willedav said, on January 21, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Read blogger comments on Cubs and Kris Bryant situation, and one of them struck me:
    Npish89 said, “I have read more this year about getting under the luxury tax than winning games. Seems like the goal for next year has more to do with saving money than it does winning games. Kind of lame.”

    Agree wholeheartedly for any organization.

  4. djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Chiefs path to the SB was gift wrapped – no doubt about that…

  5. mrsprtdude said, on January 21, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Re earlier post that we can’t stop Wilson so how can we stop Mahomes. We did stop Wilson to a degree. 27 (24 in regulation) and 21 points. Dee Ford missed the 1st game.. SF sacks QB 15% of the drop backs with Ford in, 5% when he isn’t.

    I know all teams can talk about breaks Niners lost 3 only games, and all 3 on last play of the game.

    Rush defense matters. Green Bay was 26th in 2019. Just ahead of the KC at 25. We will be able to un the ball, our strength.

    Yes Maholmes scares me but Tennessee ranked 26th against the pass, Houston 29th.
    Lets see how he does against NUMBER ONE!

    Go Niners

    • Flavor said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:12 am

      there is nothing more demoralizing to a defense than having coverage locked down and then having the QB just run easily for the first down. Wilson is the master at that. Maholmes is his equal

  6. alleykat69 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Sure the 49ers will have a spy on Mahomes.They won’t be able to run except for him.Great matchup the 2 best Tight ends in football going at it, each wanting to upstage the other.I just believe our OL is really peaking and will easily create huge holes against KC vulnerable defense and just wear them down..

  7. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:46 am

    KC is following the same arc as the Niners. Their defense was getting lit up in the middle of the season. More than ours even. They have gotten much better down the stretch, but they still have given up a lot of yards on the ground. That being said, they just held Derrick Henry to 69 yards and Carlos Hyde to 44.

    We have struggled with mobile QBs, 2 of our losses were to LJ and RW, so there’s that. And KC has a LOT of team speed at WR and RB. Even last year when we played them, it was a track meet. We are better than last year’s team, but it all comes down to the lines. If we can pressure Mahomes and keep him in the pocket, we have a shot. Mahomes holds on to the ball for a long time, and that is good and bad.

    I see us playing nickel exclusively and hoping we get pressure. Damien Williams isn’t gonna make anyone forget Raheem Mostert, but they will try to run. A little. We need to get the run game going.

    I wonder how KC’s defense plays it. If they come out and load the box, we will throw. Gonna be a good one.

    • djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:23 am

      Our secret weapon at RB could be the rookie Darwin Thompson if Reid decides to give him some action.
      He looks like he could be explosive.
      Remember Tim Smith?

  8. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:49 am

    One thing that Seattle does the KC does as well is send all of their WRs deep and mid-range. This opens up huge running lanes for QBs if the safeties are deep. It is up to the linebackers to make sure Mahomes doesn’t get behind them. All we need is one good shot on him to make him think. A la Ickey Woods.

  9. djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:17 am

    How are Niner special teams?
    Old man Colquitt’s looked lousy of late.
    I remember people blaming Miami punter Roby for the loss to you guys…

    • Flavor said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:26 am

      For some unknown reason mostert is still a Gunner on special teams. Why don’t they let that guy fucking rest lol

      • alleykat69 said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:41 am

        Because he loves it and he’s the best special teams player they have.Hell he even named his son Gunnar!

      • unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:41 am

        He WANTS to be out there.

  10. Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I didn’t know the Chiefs gave up fewer points than the Niners, 308-310. However, taking into account points scored off INT/fumble returns and safeties, Niners are at 288 and Chiefs 302.

  11. alleykat69 said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:34 am

    2 playoff games against Minnesota &Green Bay and the 49ers have totaled 89 rushes for 471 yards.That’s an average of over 5 yards a carry! They are dominating everyone they have faced on the ground, should be no different against a Chiefs defense that sucks against the run.

  12. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Roby? No, the Niner defensive line obliterated the Miami offensive line. It’s hard to throw bombs when you are planted on your ass.

    This game is starting to get a Miami/Niner vibe in that Mahomie is the young hotshot QB leading the flying circus that is the KC offense, and the 49ers are the defensive stalwarts with their ho-hum QB.

    All the talk was how Marino was going to slice and dice the Niner D, we had no answer to their weapons, and Montana couldn’t keep up with the young gun.

    Mahomes and the Chiefs are getting the same action. And this is all I want to hear for 2 weeks. How they are going to kill us.

    • Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:51 am

      I guess there were doubters going into that game. Hard to believe, given the Niners were 15-1, the only loss by a FG to the Steelers, and Montana and Co. had already won a Super Bowl. Plus it was a de facto home game for the Niners.

    • chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Agree. I like that they are dogs. I think if it stays that way, it will serve to motivate the Niners.

  13. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Beyond the numbers, the Niners had a MUCH tougher schedule than the Chiefs. The NFC West had 3 winning teams, no one in the AFC West finished over .500 but them.

    The Chiefs lost to Green Bay and the Colts to boot.

    As usual, the Patriots had the easiest schedule in the NFL. For the 25th year in a row.

    • Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Combined opponents’ records:

      Chiefs 130-125-1

      Niners 128-126-2

    • willedav said, on January 21, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Rams were coming off great season. Last game here was tougher than first as they rolled out the less than mobile Goff and he gave Niners problems.
      so did the Cards and their running back. Niners had tough time slowing him down.
      And the Seahawks beat them here, in Levis. Thankful they didn’t get another shot.
      As did the Falcons in another game where D could not get off the field and gave up game winner.

      • chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm

        Flip-side of the story is the Niners also beat Seattle, Murray, Saints and Brees, Packers/Rodgers twice (crushed them both times), and the Vikings. Lost to Seattle and Baltimore on the last play of the game.

        Should be a fun game.

    • djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Mahomes might not have played or been 100%, Chuck.
      I don’t remember.
      What I do know is that the Chiefs MVP is the guy who popped his knee back into place on national TV.
      And there isn’t even a plaque, or a signpost or a statue of him in that town!

      • chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

        Mahomes is a stud. I have huge admiration for him. But he and the Chiefs have not seen a defense like the Niner’s D. You know Dee Ford wants oh so bad to chase down and sack Mahomes.

        Should be an awesome game.

  14. willedav said, on January 21, 2020 at 11:08 am

    couple interesting connections for recent Niners acquisitions.
    Tevin Coleman scored last points by Falcons, on TD pass from Matt Ryan to go up 28-3 vs. NE for his OC, Mr. Shanahan. In Chron story today Shanahan talked about couple calls that didn’t work out, lol.

    Dee Ford is name that will forever be in infamy for Chiefs, as he was the guy who was flagged for lining up in neutral zone that caused penalty negating Chiefs int of Brady that could have won it for them. Traded to SF for 2nd round pick
    and like Falcons, game was lost in OT.

  15. Flavor said, on January 21, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Fucking pathetic. Can’t win one so they try this bullshit

    • unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      They can ask . . . They’ll get a hard no.

  16. willedav said, on January 21, 2020 at 11:52 am

    local delivery guy I see a lot is Raider fan, and he was NOT pulling for chiefs last week.
    Now they’ve got their worst nightmare for a Super Bowl, 2 most hated teams in captivity, and one of them will have bragging rights.

  17. zumiee said, on January 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    The baseball media is getting ready to have a gigantic Jeter-gasm. They love him. I doubt they ever got an interesting interview from him in his entire career, but they love him. Jeter has always been aware of protecting his brand. The first time his brand took a bit of a hit was in his being part of the ownership group of the sinkhole known as the Marlins.

  18. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Strength of sched shows SF at 11, Chiefs at 15, Mac. I thought it would have been higher for us seeing that our division had the most wins by far.

    http://powerrankingsguru.com/nfl/strength-of-schedule.php

    Wins and losses? The Pats and the Packers were the softest teams in the league with those records. Wish we would have played NE in the Super Bowl.

    • Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      That’s a different kind of way to do strength of schedule based on their own power rankings, so be it. I’ll just say there isn’t that great a difference between the two teams’ SOS. There’s certainly no debating Niners were in the tougher division.

  19. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I have a lot less faith in my ability to predict this next game than I did the last 2. KC’s defense has played better recently. But Minn’s run defense was hands down much better than KC’s. I’d like to think we can control the clock and throw when we need to.

    Our key has to be keeping Mahomes off the field. And getting to him when he’s out there. They aren’t gonna run much, but they will put Mahomes everywhere but in the pocket to try and slow down our pas rush.

    • chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:47 pm

      You forgot one very important one…taking care of the rock. No turnovers.

  20. Flavor said, on January 21, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Lol, Jewell already history.

    • Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Word of advice to Madero: Don’t go house-hunting in the Bay Area.

    • Bozo said, on January 21, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      Daily fantasy baseball, Farhan style.

  21. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Don’t worry.They will re-sign Cozart and get rid of Madero.

    The ciiiircle of liiiiiiiiife . . . .

  22. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Jeter in on 99.7% of the ballots. Walker in at 76.6%.

    That is all.

  23. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 21, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Jeter should be on 80% of ballots just for saving all those girls the walk of shame by providing a morning limo and autographed schwag. In a basked no less. Classy guy!

    https://www.businessinsider.com/derek-jeter-girls-gifts-2011-12

  24. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    One voter opted out on Jeter of course. If Mays wasn’t unanimous, no one should be. Dumb fucks.

  25. alleykat69 said, on January 21, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Still no respect for Jeff Kent, the all time leader at 2B for Homers with 351…27.5%.Al Leiter&Jim Thome atleast gave him some love and were mystified at his low total as well.
    Looks like only Schilling now at 70% will be the only one getting in next year, which sucks, he’s not deserving imo..

  26. alleykat69 said, on January 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Ozuna to Braves 1/18 mil

  27. Flavor said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    angry tiger fan makes a great case for why Barry should have been in the Hall a long time ago

  28. alleykat69 said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Penny for your thoughts,
    Brad Penny got 1 HOF vote lol 😂
    Wonder if it was from the one guy are gal who didn’t vote for Jeter?

    • Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      The Jeter holdout:

      • snarkk said, on January 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

        Josh Beckett, but not Omar Vizquel, not Clemens?
        Konerko, but not Larry Walker?
        Jason Giambi,who admitted to doing PEDs, but not Clemens?
        Is this a joke ballot? I hope so, but hey, the more real ones I see, the more this HOF balloting takes on a ludicrous tone…

  29. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Yup. Bonds and Clemens had the numbers before they started cheating. That’s really all there is to it. Bonds saw McGwire and Sosa, guys who can’t hold his jock, putting up crazy numbers.

    What was the league’s response? Wink wink nudge nudge. If Selig is in, Bonds Clemens, all of them worthy should be in. And that doesn’t include Sosa or McGwire.

    • Bozo said, on January 21, 2020 at 6:38 pm

      I agree 100%, Unca.

  30. unca_chuck said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Killion again voted for 2 people. Jeter and Walker.

    • snarkk said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Another and a recurring example of Why the baseball HOF is a joke…

  31. Flavor said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    they’re in a TO with 7:19 left in the first q of the Mavs/Clips game. It’s 5-1. Teams have combined to start the game 1 for 20 from the field.

    • snarkk said, on January 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Tv ratings are way down for a reason. Without the Dubs being a super villain, the NBA stinks otherwise…

    • djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      I just went 4 for 7 tossing underwear into a laundry basket…

  32. Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Barry isn’t in the HOF, but the ball he hit for his record 756th HR, stamped with an asterisk, is. Makes sense to me.

    • chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      That whole shitshow with that ball still pisses me off. Asshole who owns/owned Ecko brand was the culprit behind that…he needs his ass seriously kicked.

  33. djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I know the names of the not so dazzling QBs that have won the big one.
    But did any of them knock off a superstar like Mahomes?

    • zumiee said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      Hostetler winning over Kelly, maybe?

      • djloo27 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm

        I thought of him, Zum, and although Kelly was excellent, he couldn’t put the team on his back like PM and even went down the drain a year later to Rypien…

  34. Macdog said, on January 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    They’re riled up in Kansas!

    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=28534122

  35. chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    In response to Sportdude’s comment earlier re: not being able to stop Wilson, so how will you stop Mahomes. It isn’t about “stopping Wilson or Mahomes,” IMO. It’s about winning games, against teams like the Saints and Seahawks and their QBs.

    Niners have done it They’re battle tested via the tight games they have played, and how they showed they can win those games, whether they be shootouts, or tight last-second wins.

    If the Niners D plays to potential, gets the running game going (clock control), and take care of the football, they should win this game.

    And if it was anyone but the Niners, I would be a huge Chiefs fan.

  36. chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Will be interesting to see what the spread does….

    https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/49ers-chiefs-odds-super-bowl-spread-line-big-bets-darren-rovell

  37. chipower9 said, on January 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    .

  38. mrsprtdude said, on January 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    I’m with you Chi..We did stop wilson as much a we needed to, and our stud D Lineman wasn’t playing. Reduces need for blitzing so LB’s are there to get mahomes, wilson whoever…

  39. unca_chuck said, on January 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

    The Niners beat K Murray twice, Wilson once, and lost to Lamar. All with varying shades of injuries to key people. Goff and Rodgers are known for their mobility in getting passes out and we took care of both of them twice.

    By the time the 2nd Ram game rolled around, we had gotten to the point where we weren’t getting burned on the fakes. But it took till the 2nd half before it really got better. Bosa was a prime example of biting inside on the fakes and leaving the edge wide open for roll outs and drag routes. This was without Ford and Alexander, our most vulnerable time to these rollouts and bootlegs. Bosa has gotten better at not overreacting.


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