Five things the 49ers must do to beat the Bears

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) passes as Seattle Seahawks defensive end Branden Jackson applies pressure during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Here’s the short version:

The Bears probably will beat the 49ers this Sunday.

Chicago’s defense is too good. The final score should be 23-16. End of analysis.

Here’s the long version:

Nick Mullens gives the 49ers a legitimate chance. He’s on fire. Leads the league in passing yards since Week 13. His teammates feel confident in him because he exudes nothing but confidence in himself. He gives the 49ers hope. And hope makes them play hard, even though they’re 4-10.

The 49ers absolutely can beat the Bears if they follow my five instructions offered in a well-meaning spirit, as they did last week and won.

Here’s what the 49ers have to do to:

1. Protect Mullens better.

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  1. 49ers should block the Raiders from using ATT Park and Levi’s for being so anal every chance they get towards the 49ers and their own fans. They should block them for sheer stupidity and nastiness. The latest being not trading Khalil Mack to the 49ers and ended up hurting themselves by trading with the Bears who have made the playoffs guaranteeing poor late first round draft picks from them and the Cowboys. Both trades made the Bears and Cowboys playoff contenders while the Raiders became the worst in the league.

  2. We have to use the Levi’s turf to our advantage. On a wet field the advantage goes to the offense and our offense is better than the Bears. We need Seb to sneak down and set the sprinklers to go off at 2AM and water continuously until kickoff. If you don’t have a sense of humor, you can’t be a 49ers fan.

    1. So let me get this straight. Your defense is better then the number one defense in the nfl in 4 decades? They have 21 tds verse them and 26 ints.. unheard of. Go watch softball.

    2. 49ers offense better than the bears?! I haven’t literally lol’d in awhile. Appreciate it. In all seriousness, while the bears offense isn’t anywhere near the level of their defense, it’s still obviously better than the 49ers. I want some of that Cali bud you’re on.

      1. Joe, you couldn’t handle the Cali bud. Your Bears offense ranks 22nd, while the 49ers ranks 13th. Keep smoking that Nappanee Nasty….

    1. According to PFF, McGlinchey hasn’t been the primary blocker to allow a sack since 10/28 in Arizona.

      Man to man coverage against a quarterback that looks to run like Trubisky is a recipe for disaster. I’d be surprised if we didn’t see Saleh in a lot of zone coverage.

  3. Grant – Are you OK? You say this is “offered in a well-meaning spirit”. When has anything you’ve offered ever been otherwise. Post your address so I can send you a Snickers. You just aren’t yourself now. Got to admit that the 49ers can do that to anyone.

  4. Niners are playing with confidence rt now, especially after finally slaying Sea. Their off vs our def is where the game can be won, make Trubisky beat us with his arm.

    1. What’s the deal with opposing fans on here lately? I don’t ever remember them coming here until last week, well if you don’t count Darren5000. Hey Darren, did you ever get your girlfriend back? Are you ready to have another Christmas ruined when we beat thr Bears?

      1. Lol ok bear fan here. 1) weare in playoffs, at least #3 seed, nothing that happens today going ruin our xmas.2) Nagey will showcase Mitch today , our #6 scoring offense is going to put 35 pnts up and our #2 scoring def is going to hold you uner 10. Btw hows those draft picks coming you got for mitch? How about that Hundred Million qb?

        1. Our 100 million dollar QB beat the bears in Chicago in his first start in 3 years. Injuries happen as if a real fan you know. Shannahans and lynch are building this from growing up, Nagy added a few pieces, even got one of the best DC”s when he took over. Bears prolly will beat the miners, hell our season is over, game is entertainment purposes only to us. But one day, bears will lose Fabio, some expensive players, then we will see if Nagy can build a team, hire right cord. to replace Vic, they’ll have to pay certain players. We have a 100 million dollar QB and will still rank 5th with most cap space, and have a lot of low paid rookie contracts with studs.

        2. >>at least #3 seed, nothing that happens today going ruin our xmas.

          You’d better hope on improving that #3 seed, starting today. If you have to go to the Superdome…. Let’s just say the Katrina victims will have been better off than your Bears will be.

        3. Beth,

          1) The Christmas line was a reference to one of Darren’s meltdowns.

          2) I thought it was Mitchell now. But anyway, Mitch has 4 TDs and 5 INTs in his last three games. Meanwhile, Mullens has 5 TDs and only 2 INTs in his last three games.

          About that trade. We lose to Seattle last week if we didn’t have Solomon Thomas. He was number two on our draft board, meaning you guys could have stayed at #3 and taken Trubisky, oops. Also, the Bears could have (should have) taken Mahomes since they wanted a QB.

          “How about that Hundred Million qb?”

          You think injuries are something to joke about? Stay classy Beth.

          One more thing. 5 rings > 1 ring.

      2. >>What’s the deal with opposing fans on here lately

        Obviously Grants ramblings have been linked in the opposing teams blogs.

        But I see it as a good thing, how long has it been since opposition fans even cared about the 49ers? That they even come here to tweak the Faithful shows they aren’t as cocksure as they profess.

      1. This is cute… Lyrics to the Bears fight song:

        Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory;

        Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.

        We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation.

        Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you’re wearing the crown.

        You’re the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.

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        Gotta love the T formation…

    2. Hey Carl, Niners and Bears have something common other than the Vic Fangio connection. We both lost to the mighty (snicker) NY Giants. Our team is in rebuild, injury decimated and playing UDFAs in key positions. What’s your excuse? lol

  5. 1. Protect Mullens better. I agree. I hope they line up a TE on the side of Mack to chip him. Maybe put a TE in motion and pinch in Mack so Mullens can roll out to that side. Then the TE goes down field trailing the play for a short pass target.
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    Another way to protect Mullens is to utilize Garnett. Tomlinson cannot give up 3 sacks again, and allow numerous QB pressures. Maybe use Garnett in a jumbo package, and run behind him. If Richberg is getting pushed back into the pocket, maybe use Person as the center and Garnett as RG. They should not hesitate to make and adjustment, maybe even for only one series of downs, just to see if it is more effective.
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    Mullens must play fast by throwing quick slants like Rodgers did at times. The should follow Grant’s advice and negate the pass rush by doing screens. They should put a player in motion so he is at full speed at the snap of the ball. Mullens should do fly sweeps and bubble screens. They should counter the Bear’s defensive speed by doing counters, reverses and misdirections.
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    Mullens should look to Goodwin. He should use Taylor and James for some slant passes.He should use Breida to attack the edges. He should use Juice in the passing game. Breida and Juice could be the fall back safe throw, The swing pass that gets the ball in their hands in space.
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    4. The Niner defense should rush 5 with exotic blitzes, and play tight man. The jam at the line of scrimmage will disrupt the timing. Sending safeties off the edges and Warner on delayed blitzes up the middle, will have quick enough defenders to bring Trubiskey down.
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    I hope Solomon Thomas can replicate the same results, like when he and Trubisky met in that bowl game.
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    I advocated that they should take a page out of the Bill Walsh playbook and start 3 rookies. Lo and behold, I saw 5 rookies lining up and playing on defense.
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    5, Some one like Richie James should make a big play like a TD on a KO. Maybe Taylor can get a big punt return. Maybe Goodwin can catch a long bomb after an effective play action pass. Maybe Wilson can gash them up the middle with a long run. Maybe Armstead can get a hand up, and tip the ball for a pick. Maybe Buckner can corral Trubiskey, and strip him of the ball, and recover it.
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    Maybe all it takes is for Mullens to continue his magic, and make everyone around him better. Maybe he can sustain long drives so the defense is rested. Maybe he will force the Bears into shooting themselves in the foot.

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  6. Everything that Grant said is true, but those are not the main reasons why we can win this game or any other. I am sure that you all noticed the first half of the year when we could not field the same team for two weeks in a row. Running backs and wide receiver was a revolving door, four of the five starting o-linemen were on the weekly injury report, and we had to break in a practice squad qb. On the defensive side , Warner ,Foster, Smith, Coyle, Nzeocha. were in and out of the lineup. And remember when the DB’s were having communication problems the first half of the season? Well that’s what happens when you probably don’t know the other guys name. Now, in game 15, the o-line is banged up pretty good, but no worse then any other line, I think. And more important, they have played together for the last month without missing to much practice. With the o-line stable, Mullins, Pettis, and Kittle have stabilized the passing game to the point where a 5th string rb is doing ok. In the last 2 games, Exum, Harris, Reed, Sherman, and Reed have all led the team in snaps. No more mis-communication. And along with Warner and Lee at line backer they have allowed the front to get more pressure on the qb. The point to all this is that no team could have survived all the injuries this team had and expect to win or even look good losing. now, we are playing the backups and they don’t look to bad. Lynch and Shanahan have brought in players at each position that have certain traits and their program is paying off. There are a lot of youngsters that have shown that they will be getting playing time next year because of the playing time they got this year. If the team can put a 1st string healthy team on the field next year, look out.

  7. The game can go either way. The Bears aren’t that great at offense. If the Niners can run up a few scores that changes the whole dynamic. We beat the Bears last season I believe with Beathard. The main difference is Roquan Smith and Khalil. Offensively they aren’t juggernauts.

        1. Razoreater and other anti-Trubiskyites – You all seem to forget that Trubisky only is in his 2nd year, and if you look at his season results there are some ups and downs as to be expected for a young, developing QB.
          Look at Goff the past couple of weeks as he is the worst statistically performing starting QB who has been on the field for the majority of the season.
          Trubisky has had QB ratings of 154.6 vs. TB; 122.5 vs. Miami; 102.7 vs. the Jets; 148.6 vs. Detroit and 120.4 last week vs. GB – not too bad for all of those who think he is not very good.
          For the season, his QBR is 94.1 and he is completing passes at 64.9% with 23 TDs and 12 INTS.
          Let us see how good JG is in a full season or how good Mayfield, Rosens, Allen or Darnold are in their second seasons before you pan Trubisky as a failure.
          After all, he can’t be a total flop with the Bears winning the NFC North and in the play-offs.
          Last I looked, you have to go back a few years for the Niner fans to make any similar claims of success!!!!!!!!!!!
          I’ve been in the Bay Area as a born and raised native since the 1940s, and I can name about 4 QBs, maybe 5, in 70 years about whom I can assert to be the real deal.
          So, don’t be so quick to condemn!! Quality QBs don’t grow on trees like fruit, but they do have to be groomed and cultivated, and just like a vineyard, a garden or an orchard, that does take some time and work and PATIENCE!!!

            1. Razoreater – and just who are these “graders” and what is their football expertise at PFF? I saw a former college QB attempting to critique negatively Mullens, but what he was showing on the screen never was in validation of the points he was attempting to make.

              1. You’re right, Mike. PFF grades are completely useless. I wonder why Walsh was such an analytics savant?

                FYI:

                Cincinnati-based Pro Football Focus now lists 27 teams as clients, and founder Neil Hornsby says, “I’d be surprised if we haven’t got 32 of 32 by next season, if not this season.” Similarly, Stats LLC has 26 teams as subscribers. The reason? It’s a way to become more efficient and guard against missing anything, even if you’re still not sure how to use all the numbers.

              2. PFF is a terrific stats service, with breakdowns of what teams are doing in all different types of situations.

                Teams aren’t using them for their grades.

              3. Yes, teams are using the down and distance, and a number of other stats to cross reference and substantiate their own information.

                The PFF grades not so much.

                As I mentioned, PFF does a terrific job with their statistical information. Grades not so much.

                You choose to think differently, and your mind won’t change.

          1. Sure helps when Trubisky has a good defense to give him short fields.
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            MT should not throw 3 picks and expect to win.
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            I would not have minded too much if the Niners had drafted MT, because I like mobile QBs. However, he had little experience in college, and fixing the run defense was a bigger priority. It would not have mattered which QB they drafted if the defense kept giving up 200 yard games to third string RBs.

  8. This article also points out that most of the credit for Mullens success belongs to Shanahan.


    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/12/22/18152866/nick-mullens-pacr-49ers-quarterback-kyle-shanahan-passing

    And to be honest, I’m halfway there, or on the fence. I keep going back to a point Rocket underscored constantly (and I do agree with), and that is that the players have to execute the coaches plan.

    Mullens has done a masterful job of executing the Shanahan plan and its effectiveness is being seen on the field.

    Is the kid a starter or backup? I think it is too early to tell?

    1. Nick is on the threshold of becoming a true starter. He’s showing good stuff so far. We’ll know more as the 2019 preseason comes to a close.

      A real test would be transitioning from success in the regular season to the hyper pressure of the playoffs. Alas, we’re not there…yet.

      1. And we may still be some years away. Still have some troubling statistics: 3rd down efficiency, Red Zone efficiency, and TO ratio. These need fixing if the team is to seriously contend.

        1. Agree. The NFL of seasons past is littered with the ghosts of young, promising QBs who ultimately fizzled. So many factors in play: athleticism, competitiveness, ability to focus, football smarts/moxie, mechanics, scheme(s) forced to play within, play calling, quality of coaching and coaching stability, surrounding talent, injuries, evolution of game rules, etc. Of course, the quality of opposition defenses year-to-year has quite a bit to say about QB success.

          We really won’t know for quite some time. Same is true for just about every young player.

    2. Most of the credit for Mullens belongs to Mullens. He basically is self-made. Shanahan had him playing free safety last season.

      1. You’re so modest Grant. You should claim your share of credit. To use a Sebbie concept, you’ve ‘shaped’ Shanahan’s ability to work with Nick.

        BTW, is Shanahan still on the hot seat?

        1. Instead of 10 point plans, Grant has 5 point plans, so I will fully take credit for Grant’s evolution.
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          Sure liked how all of Grant’s suggestions were spot on, like the advocacy of the screen pass, talking about the Seahawk game.

          1. “I will fully take credit for Grant’s evolution.”

            Good call. His writing style definitely seems to be inspired by you at times.

      2. Actually–to aid in your building a mountain out out a mole hill–one could say having Nick practice as a safety kept his head in the NFL game. A youngster absorbing anything and everything he could.

        BTW, do you know how long he was in the defensive backfield during practice–10% of practice, 30%, 80%? Also, do you know if Nick responded to that challenge positively, or was he seething on the inside, hating every minute?

        1. >>one could say having Nick practice as a safety kept his head in the NFL game.

          And being forced to think like a defensive player would indubitably help in his offensive progress. Seb, there must an Art of War cliché in there, let’s have it.

          1. Something like…. Become like your enemy to know you enemy. Or… Know you enemy by wearing your enemy’s clothing.

            I’d like to know what Nick thought of the experience. We already have Grant’s flip remark.

          2. Art of War? Is that a little out dated? ;p
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            Conflict and war are of supreme importance to the survival of a regime, and should be thoroughly studied. It might make the difference between victory and defeat.

              1. I hope the Bears snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.
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                Just like Seb the kicker, by missing that extra point, allowed the Seahawks to defeat themselves.

      3. I do think that Shanahan has proven to be a more than capable OC. In that regard he has aided Mullens.

        I know that Beathard didn’t flourish, but part of that has to do with Beathard’s slow processing speed.

        It’s funny how all or a larger potion of the credit to success goes to Shanahan when things go well, but not when they do not!

        Why is this guy so protected?

      4. I think Mullens has benefited a lot from playing behind JG. Those quick releases are vintage JG.
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        Mullens has also had over a year to study the Niner playbook, which helps.

      5. Interesting because a lot of kids playing football these days start out as defensive backs and when they develop arm strength convert to quarterback. Both my nephews started out that way.
        I guess Shanny is a smart coach after all.

          1. sebnynah – and Joe Paterno wanted Jim Kelly to play outside LBer at Penn State so he went to Miami. I remember after Plunkett’s first year at Stanford, the coaches wanted to switch him to DE. Obviously, him saying NO bore good results both for the then-Indians as well as eventually for the Raiders with his two Super Bowl wins as the starting QB.

            1. Just saying that players are converted to new positions, all the time.
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              Plunk and Kelly are good examples.
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              Tarvarius Moore this season.

              1. sebnynah – sorry, but moore did not go from offense to defense; moving from safety to corner is a little different than going from LBer to QB or DE to QB or as in Lynch’s case or David Elmendorff going from QB to F/S

    3. Shanahan has done a great job scheming guys open. Mullens has done a good job finding the open guys and putting the ball somewhere that allows the open receiver to run after the catch.

  9. From the limited postings here I see Bears fans have as good a grip on the syntax of the English language as they do on the Bears chances in the postseason.

  10. The 6th thing the 49ers must do, and have already done. Make sure a QB named Colin Kaepernick is nowhere near this game. Who, outside of Seb (and Grant in his exhortations to bring Kaep back), can forget his 4 passing yards effort in the 2016 game.

      1. Oh, so that was the reason? If so that’s the 7th thing – no snow in Santa Clara. As you are steering the team now, make it happen Grant.

              1. No Seb, Kap for whatever reason is not someone a team wants to sign.
                Cry, complain, whine, pout and stand by your guy, but it’s 2 years now.
                It’s time to swallow the reality pill, and move on.

              2. Prime, Kaep is only 31, so once he wins his lawsuit, expect him to play again.
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                Josh Johnson is 32, and had not thrown a football in 5 years, so that blows your argument out of the water, since he is playing.

              3. Keep dreaming Status boy!
                sebnynah says:
                November 28, 2018 at 7:43 pm
                Grant, by calling me a legend, elevates my status,

              4. Seb-skov…

                u realize your practicing the definition of neurotic-its a neurosis, this constant “Kap” thing with you. Course, I recognize you’ve been doing it for years just to mess with people. But clearly, you see him as your pathway to marching to the beat of the 60’s-something you can get all sanctimonious about.

                And yet, your never harping about that poor gal who was murdered in S.F., while walking with her father.

            1. Kaep was not allowed to throw the ball, then was unfairly benched by Baalke, who then let Gabbert throw a lot.
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              The funny thing is, Kaep had thrown the football in snowy games while playing at Nevada.
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              That was another game that had the Niner coaches spending time outs to help the opposition.

              1. If it wasn’t for those white slave owners in the NFL, Kaepernick would take the league by storm yet again!

                🙄

              2. Indubitably.
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                Josh Johnson, Matt Barkley, Gabbert were all benched for Kaep, but now are playing.
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                Peterman, Fitzpatrick, Savage and the Butt Fumbler are still in the league, while Kaep is being blackballed.

  11. Bears fan here. Grew up in SF. Niners have been my second team forever. I know you have to play the game, and I wish them all a great game, no injuries.
    That said… Bears are coming in hot and will win this game. Bear Down Chicago Bears!

  12. The stats don’t lie…. the niners have a good defense, not a great one, and our defense is the best it’s been since Urlacher. Our offense is getting better each week as Mitchell Trubitsky and Nagy develop together. I can’t even name a receiver or back on your team. It is December football so smashmouth will prevail. Bears 26-Niners 16. #BEARDOWN

    1. I can’t even name a receiver or back on your team.

      Neither can we…injuries have killed us!😂🤣😂

      What’s your excuse?

  13. Bears are facing a team down to its 3rd string QB, RB and a D heavily comprised of rookies led by a suspect DC…. Better hope your team wins Bear fans or good luck in the playoffs.

  14. I love all the Bear fans proclaiming a rout. Notice to you all, your team isn’t the ‘85 Bears! Your defense is good (not great) and your offense is mediocre. Our 3rd string QB has a better rating than Trubinsky. For crying out loud your team lost to the horrible Giants!

    49ers – 24 Bears – 20

        1. I like Trubisky as a pick in that draft. But I like Jimmy G better.
          Point was either guy would have been better than Kaepernick.
          Glad we have a QB room now that can win in the NFL.

          1. It wasn’t long ago Grant was beating his chest on how he was the first to proclaim Trubisky as a 1st round pick, and scolding Lynch for not drafting a franchise quarterback. He still looks like a running quarterback with a weak arm, who’s inexperience at the position is still the big elephant in the room…..

            1. I think you said it best. He will need that defense to play lights out.
              He won’t win a shoot out against the Rams or Saints. He’s not there yet and that’s not how they are built.

          1. Didn’t welch, don’t lie and get your facts straight.
            We even had a poster copy and paste the bet parameters.
            So once again Seb, don’t lie!

            1. LOL
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              I remember you badgering me to bet 200 bucks. Razor interjected, and said he would take the bet, then you put on some preconditions.
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              You swore up and down that the Niners would draft Trubisky, then tried to escape on a technicality.

              1. That’s right Seb. It’s a game of inches and technicality.
                I was smart to add the stipulation and you are too stupid to not understand that.
                That’s why you are a peasant gardener!

            2. “Didn’t welch”

              You’re a known welcher, lost a bet and ended up commenting under a different handle until being called out.

              You’ve done it a number of times Chris Time.

              1. Don’t really care why, but apparently he made fun of your beloved. Doesn’t matter. You made a bet, you lost, you then created a different handle and continued commenting, it wasn’t like you were only responding to him.

                You’ve done this on multiple occasions, one can only presume why. Maybe to make it look like others felt the same as you? Don’t know.

                How is the bacon and syrup coming along today?

      1. Razoreater – Not necessarily so; however, Grant definitely was the first to point out in late September of Trubisky’s senior season and his first as a starter at UNC, having only played 4 games, that he would be a first round draft pick. At that time, all of the gurus did not even have Trubisky as a draftable player!

      1. My posting above

        We both lost to the mighty (snicker) NY Giants. Our team is in rebuild, injury decimated and playing UDFAs in key positions. What’s your excuse? lol

        Siding with Bears fans now, eh Hammer?

  15. I want to win the game, don’t care where we pick, second Fangio is a good defensive coordinator but who knows if he would be a good head coach, also I would rather have a offensive minded head coach then defensive.

    1. Vic is a great DC, and Shanny is a great OC. Shanny has a chance to be a great HC. Vic deserves a shot, but the great revelation is they both were each other’s #1 coach on their must have list….

      1. Yes, I agree, I could be wrong but the way the game is being played now with all of the high scoring, with the Chiefs and Rams, I don’t think there will be many defensive coordinators becoming Head coaches.

        1. Niners may have prevented the dumpster fire if they had fired Baalke and hired Fangio as HC in 2015.
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          Defense wins championships, and there were several OCs who could have done well here.
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          Fangio would have provided continuity, and Cowboy and Willis may not have retired if Vic was HC. They also may have retained Iupati, Boone, Gore and others, who would have provided veteran leadership.

          1. That is bit of drama, fire Baalke and Harbaugh and hire Fangio and who would be the GM? Thank goodness Tomsula and Jenny from payroll saved the day.

            1. JH burned his bridges by dissing Jed. Of course, he said what he did after receiving word that he would not be retained. Too bad they kept the suit over the coach.
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              Tomsula saved the day? When?
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              At least Joan in accounting knows the bottom line….

              1. Actually, I like Tomsula, but he is not a HC. He helped Fangio prevent a RB from gaining 100 yards, and no rushing TDs, for 15 games one season.
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                Looks like he has the Skins defensive line playing well. Too bad they lost so many QBs.

  16. Gotta love the class shown by some here, still taking unwarranted shots at Kaep. None of you bums were saying that when he was doing damage first couple years, lay off the cat. The man is out of a job, out of the league yet that’s still not enough for some……
    Grant called for Kaep because he is a better option than cjb. Simply put for you scholars.

    1. Let the name of Kaepernick be stricken from every book and tablet. Stricken from every pylon and obelisk of San Francisco. Let the name of Kaepernick be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of 49ers fans for giving us our only loss in SB history!

      1. No, Kaep is firmly cemented in the playoff records, by rushing for 181 yards against GB.
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        Kaep threw for over 300 yards and ran for over 50 yards in the SB, so he was not the sole reason they lost. I blame the refs for ignoring 2 Ravens blatantly bear hugging Miller on that KO TD.

      2. It is a nice thought but as you know the head blogger has a bromance with Kaep and will bring him up, if our QB play is not up to standards.

    2. No, I’m taking warranted shots at Kaep. Snow or no snow, allowed to throw or not allowed to throw, a statline of 4 yards is beyond pathetic. Let’s not forget all those tosses to Sherman on that thanksgiving which allowed the Seahawks to desecrate our midfield following the game.

      I wish him great success as a social critic. I hope he finds time to vote in the next election.

      1. Yes, I actually think he was influenced by the Russian voter suppression.
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        I sure hope he registers, and votes, because that is the best way to effect social change.
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        Oh, and notice that Crabtree was the intended target for all those mishaps. Instead of AJ Jenkins, if Baalke had drafted Alshon Jeffrey, who was selected 15 spots later, the Niners may have won a couple more rings.

  17. The 49ers only chance to stop penetration of the Bears offense is to form a wall. A big glorious wall. Saleh must align his 11 men straight across with a few inches separating them. This wall will be impenetrable. In doing so they can ensure that their endzone is not invaded.

    1. The 49ers only chance to stop penetration of the Bears offense is to form a wall. A big glorious wall. Saleh must align his 11 men straight across with a few inches separating them. This wall will be impenetrable. In doing so they can ensure that their endzone is not invaded.

      The 49ers only chance to stop penetration of the Bears offense is to form a steel slat. A big glorious steel slat. Saleh must align his 11 men straight across with a few inches separating them. This steel slat will be impenetrable. In doing so they can ensure that their endzone is not invaded.

      Fixed it for ya.😉

      1. Agent Orange,

        Yes, that is why he must align them a few inches apart instead of shoulder to shoulder.

        The 49ers have done many different studies and this is the best and only design of defense that can keep the mighty Bears from successfully invading.

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