49ers @ Falcons live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 15 road game against the Atlanta Falcons. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room. 11:48 Here are the 49ers’ inactives QB Blaine Gabbert RB Mike Davis ILB Gerald Hodges OL Josh Allen DT Tony Jerod-Eddie LT Joe Staley WR Torrey […]

80, good call. Missed the exact score by 4 points.... - sebnynah

49ers start fast then run out of gas — here’s why

SANTA CLARA When you’re watching the 49ers play the Falcons this Sunday in Atlanta, and the Niners take an early lead, and their offense looks terrific, and the Falcons look confused, and you say, “Gee, the Niners might win!” and then they blow their lead, and their offense looks terrible all of a sudden, and […]

Interesting. The commentators at the beginning of last game marveled that the Niners had an extensive workout before the... - sebnynah

Help wanted: 49ers coach for a day

SANTA CLARA Chip Kelly needs your help. During the second half of games this season he always runs out of ideas. Which is strange, because he’s chock full of them during the first half. His offense averages 5.7 yards per play before halftime and just 4.3 yards per play after halftime. I have a solution. […]

Something I forgot to mention. Chip is stubborn, and set in his ways. Chip needs to eat some humble pie and start usi... - sebnynah

Chip Kelly: “It’s like me going into a bank and grading a teller because they gave me a lollipop.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Week 15 Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “It came down a little bit, but we got it in.”   Did you rearrange the schedule because of that? “Yeah, there’s supposed to be, it’s supposed to get bad from […]

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Why Jim Harbaugh and the LA Rams would be a dream team

Jim Harbaugh to the LA Rams. Oh, what an intriguing sentence fragment I just wrote. What a wild fantasy, that man coaching that team. Talk about Jed York’s worst nightmare. Talking about reaping what you sow. It probably makes Jed sweat through his pillow. Let’s repeat all the reasons Harbaugh and the Rams are an […]

Only $2.6-million for a stadium. They build them very inexpensively in LA :)... - Bob

Chip Kelly: “You don’t get any points for being close.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Week 15 Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   The injuries to C Daniel Kilgore and TE Vance McDonald, are those season-ending just because there’s only three games left in the season? Where will they be when the offseason program begins, that sort […]

TomD.. You are right, in that it does not speak well of us that we pay attention to this York product. Clearly, any f... - sawbrodie

Colin Kaepernick: “We are very close.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Week 15 press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   When you look back at the last game, what stands out about the second half and why you guys couldn’t get stuff going offensively? “Once again, it comes down to our execution. We have […]

"We are very close" to a 1 in 15 season... - Pete Carroll

Jim O’Neil: “I thought our guys prepared.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Jim O’Neil’s Week 15 press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “Good morning. Disappointing ending to Sunday’s game obviously. I thought our guys prepared. I thought that they worked real hard at it. I thought they gave tremendous effort. Obviously, we let it […]

Obviously, they did not prepare enough, and did not prepare for the other team's preparations.... - sebnynah

Curtis Modkins: “We’ve just got to find a way offensively to make another play when it counts.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Curtis Modkins’ Week 15 press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “Good morning. Well, coming off of Sunday’s game, I thought our guys, I thought they played hard. I thought they, I feel bad for them because I thought they put themselves in […]

If you watch a Ponder lowlight film, you would understand why he was painting his house. He would make Gabbert seem all ... - sebnynah

Chip Kelly: “It’s not like we’re getting taken to the woodshed.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Week 15 Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   I realize you haven’t seen the injury report, but have you had any interaction with WR Torrey Smith and how’s he doing? “No, I haven’t today. I know he’s in the concussion protocol. […]

I originally became a Niners fan because of how Eddie treated the players and handled the business. But I've since lear... - Rusty_in_SoCal

49ers fans fly “Fire Baalke” banner over Levi’s Stadium before Jets game

In case you missed it, 49ers fans paid an airplane to fly a banner over Levi’s Stadium before Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. On the banner was written, “Jed, You Reap What You Sow — Fire Baalke!” The banner was a reference to a tweet former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wrote just […]

Goff is getting the Alex treatment, and would be better off getting the Aaron Rodgers treatment.... - sebnynah

49ers 17, Jets 23: Grades

SANTA CLARA These are the grades for the 49ers’ 12th loss in a row – a 23-17 overtime collapse against the New York Jets who quit last week and didn’t even want to be here. QUARTERBACK: F-plus. Colin Kaepernick made plays early in the game, as usual, and posted a quarterback rating of 158.3 in […]

I never got it.... - Grant Cohn