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Week 11 Blog: 49ers @ Packers

Posted by Scott Kegley on November 22, 2009 – 9:28 AM

The 49ers are in Green Bay to take on the Packers and this is my first time in Lambeau Field.  My seat in the Press Box is next to our PR intern Ryan who commented, “It’s not as big as it looks on TV.”  It’s a classic bowl stadium and definitely a great setting for football.

As usual, you can check out the injury report for the game and get all the info for today’s game.  The inactives will be posted roughly 90  minutes prior to the game.

49ers Inactives: QB Nate Davis (3rd QB), CB Keith Smith, CB Nate Clements, LB Takeo Spikes, C Cody Wallace, T Joe Staley, WR Brandon Jones, DT Ricky Jean Francois

Packers Inactives: WR Biren Ealy, RB Ahman Green, S Matt Giordano, T Breno Giacomini, T/G Allen Barbre, DE Michael Montgomery, LB Jeremy Thompson

*** LB Matt Wilhelm will start in place of Takeo Spikes

FIRST QUARTER:

Green Bay won the toss and elected to receive first.  Jordy Nelson is deep for the Packers and returned the kick out to the 26.  1st and 10, Rodgers hit Driver along the right sideline who made a nice diving grab.  2nd and 7, Grant got the carry and picked up a couple on the left side.  3rd and 3, Rogers was pressured and escaped the pocket and bought some time for Finley to come open for the first down.  1st and 10, Rodgers tossed to Grant who cutback in the middle for a gain of 10.  1st and 10 from the SF 37, Grant had another good run as he got around the corner and down to the SF 11.  1st and 10, Grant took the handoff from the shotgun set for a gain of 3.  2nd and 7, Grant rumbled down to the SF 5 straight up the middle into a pile of 49ers.  3rd and4, Rodgers had all the time in the world and looked for Finley in the end zone.  Roman had very tight coverage and was able to knock it down.  Mason Crosby gave the Packers a 3-0 lead after a 23-yard field goal.

Packers 3 – 49ers 0

Arnaz Battle fielded the kickoff in the end zone and took a knee for the touchback.  1st and 10 from the 20, Alex smith looked for Frank Gore out of the backfield, but got pressure from the middle and the pass was low.  2nd and 10, from the offset I, Gore hit a nice hole in the middle and got outside and down to the GB 38.  On that carry, Gore became the 5th player in franchise history with 5,000 rushing yards. Gore then got the carry on 1st down and was tackled by Aaron Kampman for a gain of 1.  1st and 10, Josh Morgan took the handoff on the end around for a gain of about 9, close to a first down.  The spot was short and it will be 3rd and 1.  Norris got the carry and the officials will have to measure.  It looks about a yard short still.  4th and 1 and the 49ers will send on Nedney to try to hit the 46-yard field goal.  The kick is good and the 49ers tie it up.

49ers 3 – Packers 3

Nelson took the kickoff about 2 yards deep in the end zone and returning it out past the 20 before he was met by Delanie Walker who made a nice tackle.  1st and 10 from the 23, Rodgers hit Finley who found a hole in the zone for a gain of 9.  2nd and 1, Willis got good penetration and Haralson stopped Grant for a loss.  3rd and 2, Rodgers connected with Greg Jennings who ran a deep comeback along the right sideline for a gain of 11.  1st and 10, Rodgers found Grant who ran out of the backfield for a gain of 6.  2nd and 4, Lawson nearly got Grant in the backfield, but the back was able to escape and pick up 1.  3rd and 3, Rodgers hit Jenings who was 1-on-1 with Spencer for a 37-yard completion.  1st and 10 from the SF 14, Green Bay was called for a delay of game.  1st and 15, Rodgers tried to set up the screen, but Balmer got good pressure and forced a bad throw.  2nd and 15, Rodgers was able to hit Grant on the screen, this time to the right side for a gain of 10.  3rd and 5, Rodgers looked for Brandon Jackson who was looking the other way and the pass fell incomplete.  Crosby came on for the 27-yard field goal and connected.

Packers 6 – 49ers 3

Battle took the kickoff and was met hard at the 16-yard line.  1st and 10, Gore took the handoff up the middle with the Packers stacking the line.  gore managed to pick up 3 on the play.  Michael Robinson was shaken up on the play and the 49ers training staff came on to look at him. Robinson was able to be helped to his feet and walk off.  2nd and 7, Smith rolled right and threw for Morgan who was out of bounds.  3rd and 7, Smith was brought down by Kampman for the sack.  David Baas was injured on the play.  Baas was able to walk of the field. Andy Lee came in to punt to Tramon Williams.  Williams returned the kick to the GB 37.  There was a flag on the play for running into the kicker, but it wouldn’t have been a first down so the 49ers declined it.

*** Michael Robinson has a stinger and his return is questionable.

*** David Baas has an ankle sprain and his return is questionable.

1st and 10, Grant had a good carry up the middle and was tripped up after a gain of 9.  2nd and 1, Grant picked up the first down on a run off right tackle, but was met hard by Michael Lewis.  That will bring and end to the first quarter.

SECOND QUARTER:

Packers ball, 1st and 10 from their own 49-yard line.  Grant took the toss inside, but was stopped by Justin Smith for a gain of 1.  2nd and 9, Rodgers hit Finley short right who was pushed out of bounds by Lawson after a gain of 4.  3rd and 5, Rodgers threw too wide for Jennings, but Tarell Brown was called for holding.  1st and 10, Rodgers found James Jones who made a diving grab for a gain of 8 along the left sideline.  2nd and 2, Sopoaga chased Rodgers down and Rodgersjust threw the ball away and he will be flagged for intentional grounding.  3rd and 17 from the GB 48, Harlson made Rogers pay as he stepped up and threw incomplete.  The punt by Kapinos sailed into the end zone for the touchback.

49ers ball, 1st and 10 from the 20, Smith couldn’t find an open receiver, tried to run, but was brought down by B.J. Raji.  2nd and 11, Gore hit the hole hard but was stopped by A.J. Hawk after a gain of 4.  3rd and 7, Smith was hit as he threw and the offense will go 3 and out for the second straight drive.  Lee’s punt bounced short of Williams and rolled down to the GB 22.  It’s a net of 55 yard on the punt.

1st and 10 for Green Bay, Rodgers hit Driver wide right who was wrestled down by Michael lewis after a gain of 5.  2nd and 5, the 49ers brought the blitz so Rodgers hit Finley quickly was was hit hard by Goldson for no gain.  3rd and 5, Rodgers hit Jennings for the first down and the Packers continue to convert effectively on 3rd down.  1st and 10,  Rodgers hit Jennings on a deep slant who escaped a tackle for a 64-yard score.

Packers 13 – 49ers 3

Battle took a knee in the end zone for the touchback.  1st and 10 from the 20, Smith was sacked by Jenkins who got in the backfield quickly for a loss of 9.  2nd and 19, Smith tried to hit Crabtree on a quick slant but the ball was knocked away.  3rd and 19, Smith hit Crabtree on a WR screen to the right.  Crabtree made some nice moves, but picked up only 6.  That’s the third straight 3 and out.  Lee had another good punt as it rolled down to the GB 28.  The Packers were called for a block in the back on the punt.

1st and 10 from the GB 19, Rodgers faked the handoff and threw for Driver who was matched up with Brown.  Brown had good coverage and the pass was behind the receiver.  2nd and 10, Grant fumbled the handoff and fell on it for a loss of 1.  Rodgers was credited with the fumble on the play.  3rd and 11, Rodgers hit Jackson on the screen for a 16-yard gain.  1st and 10, Rodgers hit Driver who was wide open on a deep post.  1st and 10 from the GB 49, Rodgers threw quick to Nelson who gained 6 down the right sideline before being pushed out by Brown.  2nd and 4, Rodgers hit Driver who was open with a lead blocker and gained enough for the 1st.  Grant got around the right tackle and scampered down the sideline for a gain of 15.  1st and 10 from the SF 18, Rodgers threw for Finley who couldn’t hand onto the pass.  2nd and 10, Rogers escaped the pocket and rand for a gain of 11.  1st and goal from the 7, Rodgers hit Nelson quick right.  Nelson was able to avoid the tackle of Brown for the score.

*** Mark Roman has a rib contusion and his return is questionable.

Packers 20 – 49ers 3

Glen Coffee took the kickoff out to the 19.  1st and 10, Smith hit gore who was dragged down immediately by Jenkins for a loss of 5.  2nd and 15, Gore picked up 6 off the draw.  The clock will stop with the two-minute warning.  3rd and 9, Smith hit Davis crossing from right to left for a gain of 5, not good enough for the first down.  Green Bay called a timeout with 1:53 remaining in the half.  This punt will be fielded by Williams who got outside of the 49ers coverage and down to the SF 45.

1st and 10, Rodgers dumped the ball off to Jackson underneath for a gain of 4.  Rodgers dumped it off to Jackson again on 2nd down for a gain of 16.  1st and 1o from the 25, Rodgers hit Finley crossing for a gain of 7.  2nd and 3, Rodgers’ passed skipped short of Greg Jennings.  3rd and 3, Rodgers hit Jones on a comeback for a first down as he got out of bounds.  1st and 10 from the 13, Rodgers looked for Jennings in the end zone, but Brown made a nice play to turn and break it up.  2nd and 10, Rodgers scrambled and stepped out of bounds with :01 left in the half.  Crosby’s field goal was good.

Packers 23 – 49ers 3

*** Arnaz Battle has a right leg strain and is out.

THIRD QUARTER:

1st and 10, Smith hit Davis for a gain of 8 over the middle.  2nd and 2, Smith’s pass for Morgan sailed high.  3rd and 2, Smith scramble right and picked up the 1st down on a 2-yard run.  1st and 10 from the 32, Gore was hauled down by Nick Barnett for no gain.  2nd and 10, Smith hit Davis on a seem route down the middle for a gain of 32.  1st and 10 from the GB 36, Smith’s pass for Davis was knocked down.  Smith’s pass for Crabtree was knocked down on 2nd down.  3rd and 10, Smith hit Hill for a gain of 8 and the 49ers will go for it on 4th and 2.  The 49ers will turn it over after Smith’s pass was incomplete for Gore.

1st and 10, Rodgers’ pass for Lee was incomplete low.  2nd and 10, Green Bay was called for holding.  2nd and 20 from the GB 20, Rodgers hit Nelson for a gain of 8 on the left sideline.  3rd and 12, Rodgers hit Jackson on the slip screen, but will be short of the sticks.

The 49ers will begin their drive from the 32.  1st and 10, Smith’s pass was tipped at the line.  2nd and 10, Smith hit Vernon Davis for an 11-yard gain.  1st and 10, Smith hit Davis on another go route for a gain of 29.  1st and 10 from the GB 28, Smith looked for Davis again down the middle, but the pass was long.  2nd and 10, Smith found Bruce on a short cross, but there was a flag on the play.  It will go against Davis for offensive pass interference.  2nd and 20, Smith floated it for Bruce in the end zone, but the pass was incomplete.  3rd and 20 from the 38, Smith hit Crabtree for a 38-yard score.  Crabtree made a good leaping grab for his first career touchdown.

Packers 23 – 49ers 10


After the touchback on the kickoff, Green Bay will get the ball at the 20.  1st and 10, Rodgers hit Jennings on a quick slant for a gain of 5.  2nd and 5, Grant got around the right end and was knocked out of bounds by Lewis after getting the 1st down.  1st and 10, Grant againt ggot around the right tackle with good blocking for a 9-yard gain.  2nd and 1, Grant plunged straight ahead to move the sticks.  1st and 10 from the 42, Jackson bounced the ball out left, but was hit by Willis after a gain of 4.  2nd and 6, Rodgers’ pass deep for Driver went of his fingertips, incomplete.  3rd and 6, Rodgers’ pass for Jones looked like it was nearly picked off by Spencer.  Reggie Smith didn’t have much room on the punt return and the 49ers will have a long field, starting from their own 17.

1st and 10 from the 17, Smith hit Gore on the slip screen for a gain of 4.  2nd and 6, the 49ers were called for a false start.  2nd and 11, Gore took the handoff on the draw and made a nice move to bounce outside for a gain of 3.  3rd and 8, Smith was nearly sacked, but was able to throw the ball away.  A good punt by Lee will bounce and roll out of bounds at the GB 35.

1st and 10, Grant took the toss for a gain of 11.  1st and 10 from the 46, the 49ers strung Grant out wide left and Lewis got the tackle for loss.  2nd and 11, Rodgers hit Jones for a gain of 9.  3rd and 2, Rodgers didn’t like what he saw and called a timeout.  3rd and 2, Rodgers moves the chains, hitting Jackson on a short cross.

FOURTH QUARTER:

Haralson sacked Rodgers for a loss of 12.  2nd and 22, Rodgers’ pass went off the hands of Donald Lee.  3rd and 22 from the SF 49, Rodgers hit Jackson over the middle for a gain of 10.  The Packers will bring on the punt team.  The punt was downed at the 2.

1st and 10 from the 2, Smith’s pass was high of Davis and picked off by Nick Collins.

1st and 10 for Green Bay from the SF 11, Grant took the handoff up the middle for a gain of 1.  2nd and 9, Rodgers hit Jones wide left as Spencer tackled him for no gain.  3rd and 9, Rodgers hit Finley at the 1.  1st and goal from the 1, Grant plunged ahead for the TD.

Packers 30 – 49ers 10

Josh Morgan sparked the 49ers with a nice kick return and nearly broke it, tripped up at the GB 24.  1st and 10, Smith threw for Gore quick left, but he was hit immediately and couldn’t hang on.  2nd and 10, Smith escaped the pressure and threw the ball away.  3rd and 10, Smith threw a rope to Davis down the middle.  A great throw and a great catch give the 49ers the touchdown.

Packers 30 – 49ers 17

Nelson took the kick for Green Bay and returned it to the 23.  1st and 10, Grant carried up the middle and was tackled by Haralson after a gain of 3.  2nd and 7, Rodgers hit Driver for a gain of 5.  3rd and 2, Rodgers was brought down by Lawson and Evans.  A much needed 3 and out for the defense.  Reggie Smith caught the punt and was tripped up at the 32.  A block in the back by the 49ers will back them up 10 yards.

1st and 10 from the SF 17, Smith hit Crabtree on a quick screen.  Green Bay was flagged for a face mask penalty.  1st and 10 from the SF 30, Smith stepped up in the pocket and hit Bruce on a deep in around midfield.  1st and 10 from the 50, Smith hit Crabtree who came back for the ball at the 15.  Green Bay challenged the call, but to no avail.  1st and 1o from the GB 15, Smith looked for Davis on the qucik screen but it was incomplete.  2nd and 10, Smith hit Morgan on a comeback for a gain of 5.  3rd and 5, Smith’s pass was knocked down at the line and that will bring up a critical 4th down.  4th and 5 from the GB 10, Smith hit gore who was wide open on the right sideline.  Gore made the grab and dived in for the score.

Packers 30 – 49ers 24

*** Delanie Walker has a forearm contusion and his return is questionable.

That’s it for me from the press box as I have to run down to the locker room for postgame.  Follow the rest of the game on Twitter.


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133 Responses to “Week 11 Blog: 49ers @ Packers”

  1. By 49erJohnny on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I think whats gotten lost in all this Alex Smith Aaron Rodgers nonsense is the fact that there’s no one in the entire world whos picking the 49ers to win the ball game. Not one human being on the globe gives the 49ers a chance to win this thing.

  2. By Ron on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    With 5 losses already can’t afford to lose more than 6 games and get into the playoffs. 10 and 6 should get a wildcard slot for the uphill climb. Potential is yet to be reached for this team. 49er faithful keep believing. We have all the pieces just need to put it together.

  3. By 49ers Lady on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    umm…I picked them.

  4. By Laura on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    you mean no human being NOT a 49ers fan.. I pick them every week :)

  5. By kc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    PUT HILL IN !!

  6. By dolan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    you should put nate davis in

  7. By Eric on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Well GOOD JOB defence gives up ANOTHER big play can the secondary NOT tackel someone it would be better for the Pass Interferience then to let them cacth a pass and walk all the way down for a touchdown because you SUCK!

  8. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Yeah… I pick them to win too, despite they are against the odds just like the colts. Oh well… not all niner fans have the same faith.

    Their passing game needs to really develop, because no pass receptions on 1st and 2nd QTr, it is starting to look really bad. GB really did their homework and are exposing the niner pass inefficiency. And no it is not Alex fault, GB has great pass protection and good defense.

    GB just scored TD. Great.

    It always hard to play in GB. I just hope niners could pull something off.

  9. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    this game is over , we can’t pass the ball , we cant stop the run , we cant stop the screen pass , long pass ,we cant stop a rogers run , this team sucks!!!!

  10. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Niners look terrible on defense. They cant stop anything!

  11. By dolan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I cant agree more. I have been a fan all my life, the last 5 years has been like pulling teeth to watch the team. its about time to step away and say this team has no chance.

  12. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    We are so predictable…. every week, every drive….run, run, short pass then punt. Why don’t we practice throwing the ball down the field? If we practice it then maybe the O-line could protect for a few seconds.

  13. By stu on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    What is wrong with the offensive coordinator, Alex Smith? Here it is, If you get paid ahead of time that is good for your retirement will you play? He is set for life. He is a millionaire without probing himself if he is good.

  14. By Jon on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Pack it in for the season.

    Hey, another year trying to get Alex Smith to do something. What a waste. Get Hill back in there and at least give us a chance. At this point, you can take your team and go down to Santa Clara.

    I don’t want to see anymore feature stories on the Coach and how commited he is and how much of a motivator he is. I don’t care how great his family is, don’t care.

  15. By Kanahka on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Mike, you need to use them wide receivers you have……

  16. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    wow a completed pass behind the line of scrimmage NINERS DO U KNOW UR WHOLE TEAM IS PREDICTABLE!!!!!!

  17. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    man if ilived in san fran id picket the niners headquarters calling for everyones head , nowonder crabtree didnt want to come here

  18. By Montana on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    49ers!!! You guys are killing me!!! Please put back in Shawn Hill. I haven’t seen any improvement from Smith & we won ball games with Hill, so pleasse Offense put back in Hill! I’m begging you.

  19. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, niners look very out of place. Stick with running game because they suck in passing and its not Alex people. The whole passing offense cant do anything right.

  20. By Judson on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    when will be give up on the Alec Smith experiment and put Shaun Hill back in?

  21. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    i’m about to vomit

  22. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    This is why they didn’t care if they signed him(Crabtree) or not….why did they even waste the draft pick? WOW a screen…

  23. By Montana on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I like Singletary but we need explosive plays on Offense, Im sick’n’tired of this conservative stuff from our Offense.

  24. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    nails about to be stuck in the coffin

  25. By RJMacReady on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    How long is Mike gonna stay with Alex? WTF? I never liked him he SUCKS! We won 3 games with HILL!!!!! WAKE UP MIKE!!!!

  26. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    how can u have faith marc are u watching this?

  27. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I’m surprised that it took 3 games for the rest of the league to figure us out!

  28. By Montana on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I agree with you RJ, Hill needs to put in here & get some passes to Davis. Our Defense cant win this game by themselves. WAKE UP coaches!!!

  29. By RJMacReady on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    OMG 5 yards total offence????????????????? Fire Alex…do something ! Dont just stand there with your tail between your legs MIKE!!

  30. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    we arent good enough to come back from 20

  31. By Jo on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Defense is NOT THE PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEFENSE CANT STOP EM ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!! OFFENSE SUCKS AS*S!!!!!! NO QUARTERBACKING SKILLS WHAT SO EVER!!!!! IM VERY DISSAPOINTED THAT ALL I HAVE TO LOOK FOWARD TO IN WATCHING IS THE D MAKE SO MANY STOPS JUST TO SEE THE OFFENSE CONSISTANTLY FAIL. RAYE= WEAK. SMITH= WEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IM FEEL BAD FOR SHUAN HILL, 2 BAD GAMES AND THEN HE IS TREATED VERY POORLY, SAD.

  32. By RJMacReady on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    not Alex fault? Well hes definetly not helping!

  33. By Montana on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Seriously, this is ridiculous!! Is someone paying the coaches extra to keep A. Smith in 1st string? OMG this is so frustrating for 49er fans.

  34. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Dam every packer is open for a reception. The only reason Aaron is missing receptions is because the players are dropping them. No defense, no offense, lack of effort, dam the niners need to wake up and see the score board because we are loosing and loosing badly again.

  35. By Tim Shalk on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Alex Smith and the Offensive line are pathetic! This story is getting really OLD !!

  36. By RJMacReady on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    We need a guy behind center that is sure of himself and can get confidence in him from his offense…Alex has NEVER been able to do that…I dont understand why we still have this guy? How many years do we give him a chance. I think its time to move on and admit we screwed up in picking him at #1..(thanks Nolan you idiot)

  37. By Miguel on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I’m watching the game and I’m very mad, sad and frustated by the fact that the offense is not doing anything to win….very predictively…lack of good plays…keeping insisting on short passes and runs….so for the PACKERS is very easy to stop them…come on …make something different!!!….too many sacks, a lot of pressure and not making plays!!!…how a team can win with that factors!!!!

  38. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I’m just a niner fan all the way, but they suck right now. It is disappointing and sad. But hey its only 1st half.

    Niners will be back.

  39. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Mike needs to get up to date and realize that there is more to football than running and stopping the run. He is way too conservative in his approach……PRACTICE THROWING THE BALL!!!! We have weapons, but, it looks as if all they do is TRY to block for the run/screen game.

  40. By Miguel on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    49ers fans,
    I have been a 49ers fans for a long time…..but honestly, I have been this same deception for a while and without any progress…..the only 4 wins were to weak teams….well…with the exception of the Cardinals!!…now they are 6-3 and possible today go up to 7-3….but…why other teams wake up and make some considerable progress and the 49ers now they are decresing thru the weeks!!!…Mike SIngletary must do something crucial and extraordinary…the DEFENSE can not do anything…come out OFFENSE do something!!!…49ers have a great players!!!…use them!!!

  41. By gb on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Anyone who thinks the niners are going to win can be considered a 49er faithful, seeing as how faith = believing without proof.

  42. By Unfortunate Niner Fan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I’ve been a Niner fan my whole life and I can tell you right now, we look like the Raiders. We have a lot of players but no QB and an owner that does nothing for the team. Give us DE back!

  43. By kc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    OH MY GOD ! I LOVE DAVIS !!

  44. By bayareafastgunna on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    why do they open it up in the 2nd half n play catch up. why not open it up from the start of the game when ur not down by 3 td so you can mix it up and move the ball on offense which gives the d some rest!!!!! MIKE JOHNSOnneeds to b the OC a.s.a.p

  45. By dolan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    god be with us but im ready to bet we are going to hand over the ball to greenbay. i would be shocked if we convert this 4th down

  46. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    See…it’s not that we can’t go down the field we just don’t until we get way behind. We need to open it up earlier and keep it open until the game is in hand. IF we catch up and get a lead we will go back to run, run, short pass, punt just to keep the opponent in the game.

  47. By Miguel on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Friends,

    Finally a Touchdown!!!!…..but just one question…why Mike S waited until 2 half to spread the offense???…why??…keeping the same bad strategy for a long time if they know that is not working??..why??….

  48. By Tom on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    It is the offensive play calling that is the problem not the quarterbacks. Good catch Crabtree.

  49. By kc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Pleeeeeeze conserve the clock !!

  50. By 49erfan4ever on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    FINALLY GOT BALL TO CRABTREE!!! OPEN THIS THING UP AND LET DEFENSE SHUT DOWN PACKERS..

  51. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    now everytime they put alex in the shotgun spread it works ,TAKE A HINT Coaching staff

  52. By D on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Go 49ers! 4LIFE!

  53. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    2 more touchdowns niner nation who have some faith!

  54. By Bobbyallgood on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Let Smith finish the game. but next week I hope the cooching stuff will wake up specially the one who makes the decisions who ever that may be becouse for god sakes iisnt obvious Smith nmever developed to what the world expected he’s been compared with Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, and Vince Young, They all develop or are developing into what the world thought of them but Smith I’m sorry I was front seat in his ban wagon but one has to accept and recognised that after 5 years aint nothing going on. Move on lets Keep hill, he can play to the level of the good ones commit to him and I know we will finish at least 8-8 with a possible play off appereance if others will permit. Any ways its not time to keep experimenting fire smith and lets get some one else.

  55. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    you can do it niners!!!!!!!

  56. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    i would have been happy with just a competitive team this year

  57. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    marc is why the yorks keep puting garbage on the field , fans like him will keep spending money , now its 30 -10 still think they can come back marc?

  58. By RJMacReady on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Bobby i completely agree! Problem is i dont think they will make a change…SOMEONE in charge is demanding they play smith..I think Mikes hands are tied…. : (

  59. By 49erfan4ever on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    THANKS COACH SINGLETARY FOR LYING TO THE 49ER FANS. MAKE THE PLAYOFFS ,YEH RIGHT!!! WHY NOT TRY WORKING ON WINNING FOOTBALL GAMES.. BAD COACHING IS A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM. BAD QUARTERBACKS IS THE OTHER!!!

  60. By Diane on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    coach singletary — listen up. the fans are so OVER Alex. It is time for him to head the the bench.

  61. By Joshua on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    All i’m saying is we need a new quarterback and if our defense can defend against the long ball. were already second and run defense why not pass too?

  62. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Six 3 and outs today so far….great offense…”we want to run when they know we are going to run…we want to do this…we are getting better…” Screw all this – you had over a week to game plan and our offense STILL looks like crap….and we have some decent players (Crabtree, Davis, Gore, etc)

    It is imperative the 49ers replace the GM and offensive coordinator this off season. Go get Cohwer, go get Shannohan, Holmgrem, Bellicheck….
    Their offense sucks…it has all year. They have the talent to be decent…but Jimmy Raye takes 2 years to get play calls down to the field and their offensive line SUCKS. They knew this last year, but did nothing in free agency.
    We need the 9ers to get a new right tackle, left guard, and center…
    I was sick this Spring when i heard the coaching staff say Hietman was a good center…you gotta be kinding me…

    And if coch Sing continues to make crappy timeout/clock management calls, challenge calls, and 4th down calls…get rid of him too.

    The only coach worth keeping is Manusky. And Coach Sing as a motivational speaker.

    You can tell Coach isng does not know how to run a team…yes his players are playing hard, but that is not saying much…the 9ers did that to themselves by highering Mauriuci and Erickson…both horrible coaches…and both very lax in discipline…the lions are still in free fall from Maurici….(Ohh, but he is suh a cute, nice guy. — yeah, he called an end around on the 5 yard line that basically ended Jery Rice’s career)

    I am a very TIRED 9ers fan.
    Hey, York-pooh – yeah I am calling you out… Get off your ass and put a product out on the field…open up your wallet this offseason and go get an offensive line and a defensive end who can put a quarterback on his back.

    Peace,

  63. By elzorro098 on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Give Nate Davis a chance at QB for the Niners!!!

  64. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Smith/Hill….it doesn’t matter when you don’t let them throw the ball until everyone in the stadium knows that they HAVE to. They are both good enough to win it has been evident in every game this season. Singletary WON’T get away from his conservative approach to the game. He’s still a Bear…

  65. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Packers lead the league in sacks allowed….
    49ers – no sacks today

  66. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    9ers have the 2nd most 3 and outs in the league
    (only team worse is the Raiders)

  67. By Joshua on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Where do we start first, offense of defense?

  68. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Yes, both Smith/Hill have the talent to win a few games…at least get the 9ers to the playoffs…

    The problem is not the QB…the problem is the offensive line….
    a very close second is the offenisve coaching…
    It is horrible

    Then if you actually want to win in the playoffs – then you need a couple people who can pass rush (P harlson and Manny do not cut it – unfortunately, cause I like Manny), then we need a safety who can make plays on 50/50 balls (We may have this on our team if we move Clements t safety), and then we need a back-up running back that has some speed to stretch the defense on the edges… (and please do not tel me that is Coffee…he SUCKS)

    And if the 9ers want to win a championship – they will need a new QB and a new middle linebacker to replace Spikes and a top CB. (T. Spikes is awesome but getting old)

  69. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    They are making my case right now. 6 mins to go and we are down by 6. The team is good and can play. We just play conservative and play up or down to the teams we meet. Every game this year…except for Atl.

  70. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    9ers can move the ball if they let smith use his strengths…
    These guys need to do a better job when the draft and pick up free agnets…

    We picked up D Evans and B Jones and neither touch the field….

    get rid of the 9ers GM and get someone in there who knows what they are doing… I think Holmgren would be perfect…

  71. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    The ATL game was closer than the score…we just had 2 turnovers deep in our terrirtory that lead to scores

  72. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    We need Sing to use the resources he has – rather than trying to make a 1950’s triple wingback running offense…

    Coach Sing is a great person…great integrity…but he will never get past the 1st round of the playoffs with a GM that brings in talent

  73. By Jeff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I concur with Holmgren as a GM…..We’ve need O-line help for YEARS!!!! Mike is a great coach, but, doesn’t have the type of team for what he want to do. He really need to open up the play calling….. perhaps, since we should be out of the playoff hunt-depending on what AZ does- he can try something new.

  74. By 49erfan4ever on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    SAME OLD 49ERS AS THE PREVIOUS 6 YRS. BRING BACK COACH MOOCH.. CAN’T GET ANY WORSE…

  75. By Eric on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Ok, all of you Alex Smith haters listen up!!!! It is not his fault that Jimmy Raye is the most conservative offensive coordinator in the NFL. THe problem with the 49ers is not the offense or Alex, it is the fact that Jimmy Raye doesn’t decide to take chances downfield until the game is out of reach. As you saw, Alex had nearly 300 passing yards and 3 TDs in the second half. THe key to winning our games is to stop denying the type of team that we are and allow our offense to play.

  76. By EastCoast49er on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    The play-calling is a joke, so one-dimensional. How could you win like this. All run in first-half and all pass in the second-half.

  77. By big9erfanboy on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    where’s the pass protection when you need it most (1st half).

  78. By Rev49ers on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Why does it take get to the second half for the Niners to play like a football team? Alex is too inconsistent… put me in I will play as bad as him for way less money.

  79. By Kwok on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Can you guys stop whining and pointing fingers? Alex Smith played great, but we need a better offensive line, period to give Alex more time to throw better passes and fewer interceptions. We need a better defensive line (obviously, against an offensive line that gives the most sacks). THIS IS A REBUILDING YEAR! This year draft pick has to be a top-rated pass rusher or offensive line. Thank you for listening. AND PLEASE BELIEVE!

  80. By NO QB on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Whats it gonna take to see Nate Davis?

  81. By NO QB on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Whats it going to take to see Nate Davis??????

  82. By jimbo on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Why not give Nate Davis the chance? he’s got the quick release, evades the rush, cool under pressure, and is ACCURATE.
    The time is now, or forget a thought of the playoffs.

  83. By Smokihnjoe on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Commentary on the game sucked. Compare Alex Smith to Aaron Rodgers is commentating at it’s worst. Brian Billick gave no isight to the game at all. He just compared apples to oranges. Aaron sat behind Farve (not Favre) for a couple seasons Alex didn’t. Alex deserved to be picked first he has leadership skills, an arm, and good athletic mobility. Coach Singletary needs to let Alex use his arm more. Playing catch up and letting the Frisco D hold teams for the greater part of the game has proven time and time again not to work. Also Crabtree has impressed me to hell so far, but he needs to earn his money so use him more. Clock management seems to kick our behinds so let’s use the hurry up offense in the first half so our running game can set the tone for the second. Too many close games lost, but I love my 9ers. Proud to be one of the 49er faithful!

  84. By TD_wolf2009 on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    OK… I know we want to run the ball and all that jazz.. BUT when the team knows we are going to run it 2/3 times frank cant do everything himself. I believe frank is still top 5 running back but we need to compliment him by spreading the ball somewhat.

    Notice the 3 points in the first half when we didnt spread the ball. now notice the 21 points in the second half when we did.. we have Vernon, Michael, Frank, Morgan, and Hill not to mention Walker and Norris.. seriously we can do so much if we spread the ball out the WHOLE game not just in the second half.

    Not saying spread the ball out 100% but at LEAST 50% of the time.. dont wait till we are down 30-10.

    I know someone has to be reading this that can relay the messege lol. But ive watched all the games and everytime we spread the ball it works on ANY defense. at least to where we get first downs rather than 3 straight runs for 3 and out.

    Either way Go 49ers! we have the schedule to go a reasonable 9-7 maybe 10-6 if we beat philly. But i have faith!

  85. By jimbo on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Coach, Sing, why not give Nate Davis the chance? He’s got a quick release, is cool under pressure and evades the rush,, and he is ACCURATE. What other quarterback do the Niners have with those combined qualities?
    jimbo

  86. By David on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    you fans are crazy , do you want the niners to kill another rookie QB.Alex looked good when they gage him time , it’s time for the niners to give in to the spread gore is great but cant keep running in 9 man boxes , i’m not saying not to run at all but run the spread to set up the run

  87. By Ryan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Until the o line is patched up, no quarterback can win games.

  88. By matt on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I think after this loss we need to take a long hard look at we are. we have lost our identity ! Are we a pass first or run first offense ?? As for Smith,im not sold. I agree with the above comment ( put in davis ) Smith is not the answer !!!!!

  89. By kenny on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    we are all loss no playoffs 2002 lol up to 10y

  90. By Pedro Salgado on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    49ers need to start playing and do less talking: “HOW GOOD THE OTHER TEAM IS”. Go play with a winner mind and not with a looser mind. Finish and hold the game to the end. Forget about the other team how good they are, go play as you mean it from the beginning until the end. “REST MY CASE”

  91. By kenny on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    a loss no playofs all loss

  92. By Martin on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I want to apologize to Jimmy Raye for the negative comments.As I sit here fuming about todays game I realize its not all on Jimmy Raye. Instead of me throwing Jimmy under the bus I want to throw Singletary under the bus.

    Ultimately the game plan resides in the head coaches hands and the offensive coordinator sets up the playbook for the coach.That being said,we were clearly out coached today.

    The defensive did an incredible job seeing how they were on the field for almost the entire first half.

    I have some good seats for sale to the Monday night game or the Lions game if anyone is interested lol.

    Cant wait for next season

    Go Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. By Mo on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    So our starting cornerback is out for about half the season and they don’t sign a corner in free agency? Instead before Clements gets hurt, he benches him, which I understand because he wasn’t playing well, and they give Tarell Brown and extenstion?! Let’s ignore the fact that we play against the Cardinals twice a year and that we need all the depth we can get at the DB position. that’s the only think lacking on our defense. We should have signed Chris McCalister. Expensive, but way better than what we have. As for the supposedl 80 million dollar man, Asante Samuel is almost 10 million cheaper and put up way better numbers. Clements would do so much better with another corner on the opposite side. But I guess they can ignore that and keep losing games because of their secondary. As for Alex Smith, yeah, he could better, but he never had stability with a playbook. The scouts that drafted him said that he’s a cerebral quarterback, so he needs to get the playbook and fully understand it to perform. He still has confidence issues and is not the future of the team, but is not bad. Now people are saying “start Nate Davis?” Why? Because he did well in the pre-season? Because the pre-season is so much like the real season. Just like how Thomas Clayton led the NFL in rushing one year in the pre=season, but failed to even make the final cut that year. Yeah let’s do what we did to Alex Smith his rookie year.

  94. By NinerFan85 on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Give Davis a shot! The season can’t get any worse. I mean what’s the worst that could happen…….we lose? woopdy doo……thats what we do anyway. Give him a chance. He is more elusive, faster at making decisions and an overall smarter quarterback. Its obvious that Smith and Hill are not the future of the Niners, so maybe we should find out if Davis is. Just my opinion.

  95. By Bay area man on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    We don’t need a new qb we need a more aggressive play caller. Run on first down every possession and the opponents win right away. Play for the points and not field position Jimmy.

  96. By 49ermarc on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    2 touchdowns were scored just a little too late. Dam… the niners started too slow and too conservative and that gave GB the momentum they wanted. Every game the niners seem to start the same way every time–predictable. The whole NFL has our number and they execute it to the “T”. It untile the second half to start moving the ball. If anyone sees the numbers of the whole game it would be considered GB dominated, but the niners were there to the end. GB 30 SF 24

    Niners did better vs GB than the cowboys yet the cowboys are 6-2.

    I am seeing different looks from the offense. but OL is weak and cant give smith time to deliver.

    This year is the year to develop for next year. I knew it was to good to be true to start 3-0 just like last year. This is just another year for development, I hate to say it again.

    The season is not over; therefore, there is always room for improvement and adjustments.

    Go 49ers for life Fellas, eventhough I live in Big D.

  97. By chris on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    what a dissapointment! a must win game and good ol jimmy raye calls the same stupid plays at least in the first 3 quarters. THE SPREAD WORKS! HELLO MIKE AND JIMMY!!!!!!!!! what a bunch of crap………thats all i can say, SAD

  98. By Steven Walraven on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    It would have been difficult for the defense to stop the Packers offense on that key 3rd and short on the final drive, but I find it interesting that there was no explanation given by the referee about what he saw under the hood. It seemed pretty clear to me that the RB’s knee hit the ground before anything else, and to only hear “SF is challenging the call”, followed by “the call stands” doesn’t rub me well given that the game was in Green Bay.

  99. By David M on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Well, I cannot agree more with Martin’s post above. This loss falls completely on the coaching staff. The Packers were the better prepared team with the better game plan. The o-line’s shakey play has been killing us early in games. Sad thing is there were times they were rushing four d-lineman and still managed to beat our line in the second half. Not pointing all the blame on the o-line though either because it is a team sport and they just didn’t execute. I love how everyone continues to push the “throw Nate Davis in” comment. Funny thing about that is he isn’t even practicing at his QB position. They have the poor guy running the scout team as a defensive back!? Yea, lets throw him in, im sure he is more prepared then Alex or Shaun. Get real, come on now. Forget the playoffs, thats the least of our worries. Lets hope this team actually finds its true offensive identity by seasons end, or else we will be right back where we are now when next season begins. Yup, sucks huh?

  100. By Niners forever on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    can you say no o line? I dont care who you have at QB you could have Montana or Brady if the Defence in on them as soon as they get the snap they cant do it either. I think Smith is a good QB but the need to run an offence that works good with him and did I mention the lack of an O line?

  101. By Steven Montoya on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Is it just me or is it time to put Shaun Hill back in. He already proved he can win games…not just one game.

  102. By Jon on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    The reason isnt just because of alex. We may have won 3 games with Hill, but 2 of them were against bad teams. Hill is not going to give us much more. Our offensive line cant block anyone. Our coaches are ridiculous with the conservative playcalling (I can coach against our team and pick what play we are running). The defense is good, but cant be on the field the whole 60 minutes. I think that it is time for a new offensive coordinator, some good O-Linemen, and a new quarterback that doesnt like to hand the ball to the other team. Well there is no chance of playoffs this year unless we win our. HAHA YA RIGHT! Just another disappointing football season. See you at the draft.

  103. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Alex Smith is not the reason.

    The reason is the play calling and the poor clock management by Raye and Coach Sing.
    We need to play more open in the first half…this will open up the run.

    Our offensive line SUCKS and thus we need Alex to take snaps from the shot gun— plus he played a shotgun gimmac offense in college — and unfortunately that is where he is most comfortable…

  104. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I hear some of you say start Nate Davis…you’ve gotta be nutz!!

  105. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Also am I the only one that sees our defense keeps giving up big screen pass plays…especially on big 3 and longs…it is crazy – We need our defensive linemen to recognize the screen developing and run straight across the line of scrimmage…this will at least cause the opposing running back to go east and west versus north and south

  106. By Biz on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Week in and week out the opposing teams are better prepared
    Our defense is usually well prepared, BUT our offense always looks lie they are on their heels.

  107. By Graff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    whoever says we need to put shaun hill back in really doesnt understand the game of football. I mean the “only” games he helped when were against crappy teams and he didnt win them the defense did.. Shaun hill sucks.. he’s about as conservative as jimmy raye..now that thats said….Alex is the answer.! Its not his fault the first half…and as for the second half well.. he did his job again..the problem is the o-line and the conservative play calling. Plain and Simple. I do believe and i bet we will see the same old team with some improvement throughout the season..and next year we will get it turned around not this year..

  108. By Graff on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    oh yeah and another thing.. whoever says we were outcoached is absolutely right..!Singletary needs to wake up and get some talented coaching in there.. I yet to believe he is a good coach.. I mean yeah he gives us all the heart again to believe but he’s stupid when it comes to fundamentally winning a football game

  109. By ricky on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I Just Hope Alex Smith go to another Tem next year were there is a real Team and Offense, the team were is at right now and the atmosphere do not apply to him..To many frakin fingers point to each and cry baby Fans.. What can nate Davis do , even Joe Montana, watching him his first year he had to wait.. then he got it rolling.. Alex do not deserve this Team and the Bay area..Fans here are freakin SPOILED!
    Bring in Holmgren back to sfo , or shanahan.. to revive this Team ti the glory days.. enough of your Crying ..

  110. By chris on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    FIRE ALL OF EM

  111. By chris on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    oh sorry, draft some offensive linemen and then FIRE EM

  112. By Mike Adamson on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    how can you say it is the coaching when smith did not compleat a pass for most of the first half of the game. yes the coaches call the play but the QB needs to make the play happen. so it is alex smith fault.

  113. By Roy Navarro on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    49ers have just have to keep believing and hoping. Mike will turn this program around just give him some time.. As for our defense our front 7 is solid.. Clements is solid.. all we need is a safety, a fat hard hitting safety.. TAYLOR MAZE from USC would be a perfect addition to the 49ers defense

  114. By Francisco on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Bad call by the refs when the niners used their last challenge, the ball should have been spotted at least 2 or 3 yards back.

  115. By shawn4niners QB on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    All I want to say is ….I REALLY WANTED TO GO TO THE PLAYOFFS

  116. By chino on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    I just hope the niners get there heads back in the rythem to play football. Also all lot of mistakes in the coaching staff, offense,defence. They need to Win the next six games to get into the wildcard its a must you guys know you can hang with the nfl’s elite teams like the colts,vikings

  117. By CMx49er on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    all i can say is we need to run the ball more thats who we are run the first half and start to pass a bet more the sec thats when alex smith is better but he still suxs we should have start nate davis when we had the chance….. the only thing i am looking foward to is the draft PLZ!PLZ! draft COLT MECOY he is the man!!! and we need better DB’s and some saftys and fix up that O-line man its trash still 49er faithful for life!!!!!

  118. By ninersfan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Alex Smith needs just to play more. Hes had a new offensive coordinator every year hes played. He has a great arm and the brains to win .We need to open up our offense from the first time we have the ball till the game ends. We should pass to set up the run.We have great players so lets start using them and quit being so conservitive. Alex will prove he is great given the chance.All Qbs throw ints. I say we need to openj up our passing game and let Alex throw the ball 50 times if need be. Then sit back and watch the score board we will score lots and lots of points. Mark my WORDS ! ! !

  119. By Keltom on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Enough with the Nate Davis talk please. He is not the answer….at least not in the immediate future. I trust the coaches in the sense that Nate Davis has never nor will ever be an option for this season.

    Obviously, the spread offense works with Alex Smith. So lets keep doing it until it doesn’t work anymore. Then go to the standard first half scheme that doesn’t work and allow it to work. Makes sense to me. Why is this not happening?

  120. By NinerPaul on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Put Shaun Hill back in >> And this time give him a Real Chance not this concervative crap ……. like Last year in the Mike Martz sysytem >> he was very effective in that system and statistics were way better……

  121. By SFNInerFan08 on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Anyway, the way I see it. The niners will be 6-6 leading up to the monday night matchup with the cardinals who should be 7-5. After that I see a loss to Philly and us beating detroit and st. louis, while cards win their games and lose the all important green bay game for us to make playoffs.

  122. By Natefan on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply

    Nate Davis is not the answer? Look at the latest youtube summary of his preseason. Who does he remind you of with his poise and ability to make decisions calmly? Nate is not being thrown in at the beginning of the season. He’s worked with the receivers for the first half of the season. Under present desperate conditions, he’s worth trying for a quarter under season conditions.

  123. By jeremy on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop asking to start Nate Davis people! He has talent and will be an awesome qb if he is allowed to develop. The niners started A Smith way to early and it has only hurt and not helped. If you want to kill a young rookie qb, throw an entire teams season on his shoulders. If you have time to watch this game again carefully, the niners did well until Wragge came in and the guy looked completely lost. With just a little more depth at offensive line we will no longer be having discussions about which qb to start. By the way what happened to Alex Boone?

  124. By Alphonse on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    From a fellow from Paris france, iam so desapointed about this lost game, the team started too late, the coach is very good and i hope a good things in future, we need maybe a top quarterback, some vince young or something to be dangerous at different levels. Still with you GO 49ERS GOi

  125. By Chris on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    I always enjoy reading from the whiners after a niner loss. I am a lifelong fan and yes it hurts to watch the team like this, but they are making some progress, but let’s be realistic. They’ve been through so much change (both personnel and coaching), theirs no way they were just automatically going to be champs with a new coach and a new WR in one year. Realistically, they probably won’t make the playoffs next year too unless Warner retires.

    All that being said, layoff A Smith bashing. While I remember being bummed at the draft when they didn’t pick Rodgers, Smith is O.K. He’s not the next Montana, but how many of those are type drafted every year. The kid was thrown into the lions den the first year with no experience on the WORST team in the league (well maybe second worst to the raiders). Hill is probably is a little more savvy QB but has no arm strength. Davis looked good in preseason, but that was against rookies and 2nd stringers.

    As for Singletary, Yea he’s made a lot of mistakes as a coach, but again, he’s a rookie. Hopefully he learns from it. I am getting a little tired of hearing him talk in the press conferences about the mistakes and how the “can’t happen,won’t happen” . But, they keep happening. Talk’s cheap. The major mistakes I see are interrelated.The offensive mentality of ” smash mouth , we’ll run when we want to attitude” is the problem. The league today has become more pass oriented(maybe thanks to B Walsh?). I think the niners should play “smash mouth passing” type of offense. During the glory years, we used the pass to set up the run. It seems we now have three offensive weapons (Morgan, crabdiva, and v.davis). Let’s exploit that.

    The second mistake I think the coach made, was his choice of O.C. The man is a dinosaur and his offense reflects that. I personally don’t think the team will thrive while he is here. Unfortunately, if the get rid of him, that just compounds the problem for guys like A.Smith with another new o.c.

    Enough ranting though. I think the owners/coach need to do some serious analysis at the end of the season to figure out how to make this team win.

    Too bad neither of them ever read this blog to get some ideas.

  126. By Steve on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    I’m beginning to think that Mike Nolan was NOT the issue…

    No offense to Coach Singletary, but this team has deeper issues, mostly the offensive coaching. This ridiculously conservative offense needs to stop. The talent is there, why don’t they USE it? Let’s definitely NOT blame Alex either. He’s starting to show some real promise. That’s always been the 49ers hangup in recent years, an offense that’s not willing to stretch it out and show some imagination. That, and a lack of consistency in the lineup from year to year.

    Let’s hope they can snap out of this funk soon…

  127. By Jo on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    If jimmy raye approaches the rest of the seoson like every down is 4th and 10 and were down by 4 with 1 min to go, and 80 yards to get the win……. we will win the rest of our games, garenteed. niners got the best all around team, but it seems like week after week we’re giving the game away. coach stresses the fact we are not a charity, but clearly we are. every team we lost to we couldve smashed on had there been better coaching. people die every day, and some of those people are 9er faithfuls whom only want to see the niners win a championship. i kno it isnt easy, but its far from impossible. I say forget clock management, focus on scoring and playing solid d. i believe the niners can still be a play off team.

  128. By brian on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    Hello Run Gore!!!!!!!

  129. By Martin on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    I will start praying tonight that Singletary wakes up and sees we can’t play smash mouth football without a decent offensive line that dominates THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

    How many games to we have to lose before he gives Alex and Jimmy Raye a WHOLE GAME TO WORK WITH,not just the second half.

    Alex has clearly shown that given a chance he can put points on the board.Will there be picks of course,but at least we are playing to win.

    During the Mondays Press Pass he is still convinced we can win running the ball with a decimated offensive line.I cant believe the coaching staff doesn’t see what everyone else sees.Alex is clearly a better quaterback out of the shotgun.

    I guess we wont go vertical until we are down by 28 points.We were down huge at Houston and Alex almost won that game.We were down huge again at Greenbay and Alex almost won the game again.

    WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE COACHING STAFF TO TAKE THE REINS OFF ALEX AND LET HIM PASS FOR 400 YARDS.

    WE HAVE THE WEAPONS,UNLEASH THE FURY…………..

    PLEASE LET ALEX THROW THE BALL FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE GAME,NOT JUST THE SECOND AFTER WERE DOWN 28 POINTS.

  130. By brian on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    I thought Jimmy was going to run run run, looks like we have Mike Martz back, we don’t win throwing the ball, we win by running the Ball. I’m huge 49er fan that lives in Wisconsin and was at the game. After Gore broke one for 40+ yards in the first quarter Jimmy gave up on the run to early again and it turned into another lose, Cmon Man

  131. By telometi on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    hill is not the answer he doesnt have alex mobility n strong arm. Cant score any points with hill at the helm. First games won was because of good defense n good special teams.

  132. By albert on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    alex smith is a good QB just that He needs TO know Not to stay In tha pockets for such a long time and run plays that he is good wit not 20% of tha time u give him plays that hes not comfortable wit so U need to give tha first 20 play on all shot gun and spread ur OFFENSE!!!!!!! than let him do tha rest
    #1 NINER FAN!!!!

  133. By Chris398 on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    What were the 49′ers challenging late in the 4th (about 2:30 left in the game)quarter after the measurement showed Green Bay was short of the first down ?

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