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Live Game Blog: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Posted by Scott Kegley on September 12, 2010 – 11:12 AM

The 2010 season is here as the 49ers face their NFC West rivals in Week 1.  It’s on overcast day at Qwest field with a slight chance of rain – should be good football weather.

Adding to the momentum of a 4-0 preseason, the 49ers signed Vernon Davis to a five-year contract extension on Saturday.  We caught up with Vernon for a 1 on 1 interview in the team hotel just before he and Coach Singletary addressed the media on a conference call.

We’ll have the inactive list for both teams 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

INACTIVES:

49ers – QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), WR Kyle Williams, CB Tramaine Brock, CB William James, LB Ahmad Brooks, T Barry Sims, C Eric Heitmann, T Alex Boone

Seahawks – CB Nate Ness, CB Kennard Cox, G Evan Deitrich-Smith, T/G Chester Pitts, T Russell Okung, WR Golden Tate, TE Anthony McCoy, DE E.J. Wilson

Isaac Sopoaga provided one of the cooler moments I’ve seen prior to the game.  During warmups, he lead the team in the Haka dance.

Click here for more photos from the game.

FIRST QUARTER:

The 49ers couldn’t have started any better as Nate Clements stepped in front of John Carlson to pick off Hasselbeck.  After a short return, the 49ers got the ball at the SEA 30-yard line.

The 49ers picked up a first down on the drive thanks to a 7-yard pass from Smith to Walker.  On 3rd down, Smith hit Morgan on the right side of the end zone.  Marcus Trufant pushed him out of bounds and Seattle challenged the ruling on the field which was a touchdown.  The officials ruled that Morgan did not get both feet in bounds thanks to the push by Trufant.  On 3rd and goal, Smith hit Gore in the flat but was stopped for just a gain of one.  Joe Nedney came on and gave the 49ers the lead with a 23-yard field goal.

49ers 3 – Seahawks 0

Leon Washington took the return out to the 47-yard line and was stopped down by Nedney.  It was a rough collision, but Nedney appeared to be fine.  Pete Carroll pulled a trick on 3rd down, having everyone break the huddle huddle quickly to hit Deion Branch on a screen.  Branch came up just shy and the 49ers got the ball at the 10-yard line after a nice punt by Jon Ryan.

Smith moved the chains on 2nd down, finding Vernon Davis on a comeback for 8 yards.  On 3rd and short, Smith faked the handoff and hit Delanie Walker for 14 yards – a very nice throw by Smith.  The 49ers kept moving the chains all the way down to the 30, but after a loss on a run by Gore and a false start by Davis, the 49ers found themselves with a 2nd and 19.  They set up a very nice screen to Gore for a gain of 23 down to the 15, which also ran out the clock on the half.

Standout Stat: The 49ers had 7 first downs in the quarter while the Seahawks had 0

Highlight Reel: No plays were necessarily flashy, but the screen to Gore for 23 yards got the 49ers out of a 2nd and long situation.  The blocking down field was excellent and Gore nearly broke it for the score.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers are dominating early as evidenced by the time of possession.  The 49ers had the ball for 12:46 while Seattle had possession for just 2:14.  The 49ers probably feel like they should have picked up more than 3 points after the early interception by Clements, but they’re moving the chains efficiently.

SECOND QUARTER:

On 4th and inches, the 49ers elected to go for it.  Smith faked the handoff and floated it for Moran Norris who was wide open.  Norris couldn’t adjust to the pass and dropped what could’ve been a touchdown.

The Seahawks got the ball at their own 5-yard line.  Mike Williams had a ball bounce right off his hands on 2nd down and the defense was able to stop Forsett on a screen on 3rd down so the Seahawks still don’t have a first down.

The 49ers started their drive at the SEA 37.  Smith was sacked by Red Bryant and fumbled the ball.  Anthony Davis was able to fall on it and recover.  The 49ers went for it again on 4th and short, this time hitting Michael Crabtree in the flat to move the chains.   Smith handed the ball to Walker on the TE around.  Faster than most tight ends, Walker outran Chris Clemons, gave a stiff arm and got down inside the 10.  Norris was stopped on 3rd and goal.  The 49ers were set to go for it on 4th and goal from the 1, but the play clock ran out for a delay of game penalty.  Nedney hit another 23-yard field goal and the 49ers go up 6-0 with 6:23.

49ers 6 – Seahawks 0


Washington returned the kick out to the 31 yard-line.  The 49ers were offside on the kick so Seattle will begin the drive at the 36.  Seattle picked up it’s first 1st down thanks to a holding penalty on Clements.  The cornerback cut in front of Branch and tried to pick it off.  Branch held his hand and probably saved a would-be touchdown.  The penalty though went against Clements.  Hasselbeck hit Cameron Morrah for another first down, drawing a large applause from the crowd at Qwest Field.  Hasselbeck then hit Mike Williams who was wide open and nearly got in if it wasn’t for Goldson who stopped him at the 1.  Hasselbeck then rolled left and dove for the pylon for the touchdown.

Seahawks 7 – 49ers 6

With 2:26 left in the half, the 49ers started their drive from the 20.  A holding penalty by Morgan backed them up to the 10.  On 3rd down, Smith threw for Crabtree and the ball bounced off his hands to Seattle for the interception.

The Seahawks capitalized as Hasselbeck hit Deon Butler who was wide open for the 13-yard score.

Seahawks 14 – 49ers 6

Starting the drive at the 10-yard line, the 49ers handed to Gore on 1st down.  Smith looked for Davis on 2nd down and threw it incomplete.  On 3rd down, Smith handed to Gore on the draw.  Seattle took their third and final timeout so the 49ers will have to punt with 26 seconds left in the half.

Forsett returned the punt to the SEA 45.  Hasselbeck handed the ball to Jones to run out the clock on the first half.  *** Chilo Rachal has a stinger and his return is questionable ***

Standout Stat: The 49ers had possession for 22:03 while the Seahawks had the ball for just 7:57.

Highlight Reel: Seattle really seized momentum in the second quarter when Matt Hasselbeck dove for the pylon to give them the lead.

Put it in Perspective: Despite the drastic lead in time of possession, the 49ers didn’t capitalize on their opportunities.  Norris nearly had a touchdown catch and the 49ers settled for two short field goals.  Seattle stayed in the game and made a few big plays to grab all the momentum.  The 49ers need to regain their form they had early in the game and execute in the red zone.  They are still very much in the game and will get the ball to start the second half.

THIRD QUARTER:

The 49ers started their first drive from the 20.  On 3rd down, Smith tried to hit Crabtree on a slant, but the ball went right to Marcus Trufant who ran it back for the touchdown.

Seahawks 21 – 49ers 6

Ginn took the kick on a hop and returned it to the 23.  The 49ers couldn’t get anything going on their drive.  Three incomplete passes, a delay of game and an intentional grounding backed them up inside the 15-yard line and Lee had to punt.  After the 47-yard kick by Lee, Seattle will start the half at their own 40-yard line.

Hasselbeck threw for Carlson and was well off the mark.  Goldson hit Carlson and drew the flag from the unnecessary roughness.  Seattle moved the ball down the field with passes to Carlson and Williams.  They also overcame an offensive pass interference penalty setting up a 1st and goal from the 4-yard line.  On 3rd and goal, Hasselbeck found Deion Branch, putting the ball on his back shoulder for the touchdown.

Seahawks 28 – 49ers 6

Ginn fielded the kick and returned it out to the 29.  Smith rolled out and hit Davis for a 16-yard gain to start the drive.  Gore then moved the chains on the very next play with a 10-yard run up the middle.  Nate Byham made his first NFL catch, a 5-yard reception from Smith to the right side.  On 3rd and 5, Smith looked deep for Ginn, but the ball was over the wrong shoulder and was nearly picked off by Trufant.  Lee’s punt rolled into the end zone for a touchback.

The defense help up it’s end of the bargain, forcing the 3 and out by Seattle.  Willis pressured Hasselbeck forcing an incomplete pass and stopped Forsett for a short gain on 3rd down.

The 49ers started the drive from their own 40 after the return by Ginn.  Smith’s pass for Gore on 3rd down sailed high and the 49ers go 3 and out as well.  Forsett fielded the punt at the 7 and shook the first tackler.  Goldson pushed him out at the 19 to prevent what could have been a long return.

Mike Williams lined up against Willis on 3rd down and Hasselbeck hit him for a short gain to move the chains.  Hasselbeck then hit Obomanu against Clements to convert on another third down.  The two fought for the ball as Obomanu made a difficult catch.

Standout Stat: The 49ers are just 1-11 on 3rd downs while the Seahawks are 3-6

Highlight Reel: The 32-yard interception return by Trufant gave the Seahawks instant momentum coming out of halftime.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers have put themselves in a tough position as they’ll have to comeback from a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter.  They looked dominant early on and need to regain that momentum.

FOURTH QUARTER:

The 49ers stopped the Seahawks on 3rd down and after the punt, they got the ball at the 20.  Smith hit Morgan on the sideline and found Ginn deep down the middle for a 19-yard gain.  Dominique Zeigler mad a nice grab by the left sideline to move the chains out to the SEA 45.  That’s where the drive ended as Smith’s pass for Zeigler was too high on 3rd and 9.  Jennings downed the punt at the 13.

The 49ers defense forced the three and out.  Phillip Adams was deep on the punt.  The punt was in front of him, but it took a Seattle bounce down to the SF 33.

The 49ers couldn’t get anything going offensively and punted after the 3 and out.

The Seahawks will begin their next drive at the 26.  Forsett broke loose for a gain of 32 yards, giving Seattle a 1st down at the SF 33.  Forsett picked up another first down on a run up the middle.  With 4:52 remaining, Seattle has a first down at the 22.

That’s it for us from the press box.  Stay tuned to 49ers.com for postgame coverage.


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204 Responses to “Live Game Blog: 49ers vs. Seahawks”

  1. By Steve Mestre on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    New 49er season on the way!!!!

  2. By cali niner on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    NINERS ARE GOING TO DOMINATE THIS SEASON…..PERIOD!!

  3. By facedagree on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    LETS GET IT NINERS. NOW IS THA TIME 2 MAKE THA STATMENT,”WHERE HERE”!!!!!!!!! THIS IS OUR SEASON FAITHFUL,LET SUPPORT OUR WINNERS OUT THERE. “NINERS-4-LIFE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By lorenzo on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    GO NINERS…..IT’S OUR TIME

  5. By lorenzo on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    GO NINERS…………..IT’S OUR TIME

  6. By whatisit200808 (Jo) on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    ITS ABOUT THAT TIME!!! NFC WEST IS FOR THE 49ERS TO TAKE!!!! LETS MAKE IT COUNT!!! WE AT THE GRILL READY FOR THE SHOW!!!! pETE cARROL AINT READY FOR US!!!!

  7. By PA Niner on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    NFC West champions this year!! Let’s show Pete Carroll how NinerNation rolls!!

  8. By John Peterson on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Go Niners!!! This is our year, finally!

  9. By ray on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    LETS GO NINERS!!!!!!! IM A DIE HARD FAN!! NINERS 4LIFE!!! LETS SHOW THE LEAGUE WERE BACK AND WE COMING..

  10. By lorenzo on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    LET’S GO ALEX YOU ARE BETTER THAN TONI ROMO,DREW BREES,BRETT FAVRE…….AND SO MANY QBS IN THE NFL.

  11. By martinez on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    lets go niners lets go . its our time to shine this year and i cant wait

  12. By Corrie on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    This is our year now! We were the only team in pre-season to win every game. I believe that this is a new era of 49er smash mouth football. Go Niners!

  13. By quickNick on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I smell suuuppeeerrrrbowl for the 9ers!!

  14. By carol Van dyk on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Go 49 niners! It time too get back in the super bowl!!!!!!!

  15. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith needs to be more percise with his passing. He needs to start suprising people and take off with the ball.

  16. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    They took away that touchdown and it deflated the team. They almost let Seattle run back for a touch down, COME ON 9ers!

  17. By Alex on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I smell super bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. By Abe on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    We lookn good!

  19. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    ALEX STOP THROWING THE BALL AT PEOPLE’S FACE! AIM FOR THEIR NUMBERS WE WILL HAVE A LOT LESS INCOMP PASSES!

  20. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    THROW AT THEIR NUMBERS ALEX, YOU JUST LOST A TOUCH DOWN FOR US!!! Maybe Alex needs a break!

  21. By BigHunt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Where can I watch the Game?

  22. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    This is supposed to be a win against Seattle, I’m getting nervous Alex hasn’t found a rhythm! We are having a hard time gettig in the in zone, Alex has used all our time outs for the first half Alex just got a delay a game and we just SETTLED FOR ANOTHER FIELD GOAL!! COME ON MAN OR YOU SERIOUS…THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!

  23. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    One of our other quarterbacks NEED

  24. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Like I was trying to say, one of our other quarterbacks need to step and and challege Alex for his position and maybe he will actually get his act together!

  25. By Jason on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Why us it so hard for Alex Smith to manage the play clock. Isn’t he the leader? If we can see it on tv why can’t they see it on the sidelines. Get to the damn huddle faster, so they dont have that issue.

  26. By Jocelyn on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Go all the way niners.

  27. By matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    im a 49ers fam listenng in from England. It is VERY frustrating but at least we have dominated the game on both lines of scrimmage……and now the seahawks are about to score :-(

  28. By matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    unbelievable

  29. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Did I read someone say something about smelling SUPER BOWL!? Are you kidding me, they just let slow old Hasslebeck get a touchdown! Playing like this won’t be getting us in the playoffs.

  30. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    OMG, GET ALEX OFF THE DAMN FIELD HE IS THROWING TOO HIGH AND TOO HARD!

  31. By matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    its tiny fractions….a successful challenge against our “touchdown” letting the play clock run down on 4th down….49ers imploding late in the second. Time to show character for the seond half.

  32. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Come on 9ers this is ridiculous we are not to lose our first game of the season! This is sad we look pathetic. :-(

  33. By Justin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, looks to be the same ole niners…

  34. By whatisit200808 (Jo) on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    ALEX SMITH IS EMBARRASING!!!!!

  35. By dano on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Down by 8 going into the second half isn’t a great start, but they can take it in the second half!

  36. By randy mathis on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Go 49ers, we don’t get the game here on the East Coast. We’re stuck watching the Eagles… :-(

  37. By Jan on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Please get us a new quarterback. The guy couldnt play last year and he still cant play!!!!

  38. By luis on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    49ers for life holla from new york go ninersh

  39. By Nicole on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith you sure are making Aaron Rodgers look better and better. ’04 what a draft that was for us.

  40. By Les on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    WOW..we control the ball for most of the half and we are losing..to the Seahawks? Alex chokes as usual on easy passes. To high and too hard. Crabtree drops balls. Gore looks like he is in his first scrimmage of the year.(no substitution for game experience) Defense stops playing in second quarter. WOW. This is hard to watch. Next week..Super Bowl defending champs at home. 0-2 is not a playoff bound team DREAMERS. Notice how Alex acts like he is too busy to listen to his coach on the sideline; as if he is TOO SMARt TO pay attention. This team really sucked up the first half. Hope they turn it around.

  41. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    i guess every good team has to struggle to be sucessful… but if they seahawks win the niners won’t win the divison sorry to say

  42. By cali niner on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    we still got the 2nd half guys cmon dont lose faith………..with that said ALEX SMITH GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS!!!!!!!

  43. By matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    alex smith was very impressive in the first quarter but like a lot of other niners he just fell to pieces late in the second. Hes 15 of 20 though and the interception was Crabtrees fault. It happens but they can turn it around if they can turn their possession domination into points. Poise in the red zone would be helpful. Come on niners. You can do this

  44. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    the score should be 24 14 niners we need to score in the zone

  45. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    21-6 ahhh (Charlie Brown voice)

  46. By paul stom on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    this is hard to watch (via comp.) but all the candy flossing in the world can’t
    account for gameday judgements. I really don’t believe that Alex can play with
    this level of competition. on the practice field, with coach watching film, being
    made cap. cause of his work ethic. those are all positives; COACH you were
    one of the greatest at lb. I don’t know if CARR would fair better, but there might
    be alittle incentive there for him. F gore is being worked too much. I know he
    has to get reps. to get timing, but you have Dixon, Westbrook; give Frank a
    breather now and again (he might last the season). Off. Cord. needs to pick
    it up; cut Alex loose to the bench and prep CARR at the half. Too many good
    players to have this happen! COME ON COACH this is your testiment also.

  47. By Ray on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Smith is NOT a big time QB. Make the decision NOW to pull him when the season is still young. We won’t win today.

  48. By Matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I think its time to put in david carr.

  49. By cali niner on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    WTH!! is this the way were gonna play??? man this is sooooo disapionting

  50. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    The Niners makes lil kids cry

  51. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    stl arz 10-10 sf sea 21 6 how can we get the divison again

  52. By paul stom on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    the good thing about this is that no more wasting time watching them!
    adios

  53. By ace702 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    COME ON 9ERS WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS.

  54. By Jose on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I was all excited for the season opener… Now I’m frustrated with the way things have gone… Oh well, at least the Giants are winning.

  55. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    please just fast foward to week 3
    or maybe ff to the draft and get a qb since it seems we’ll have one of the top 10 drafts this year

  56. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    lets play a game what will be the score next week against the saints 63-0 saints leave your comments

  57. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    that C on his shirt does not stand for captin it must stand for something else

  58. By zxcv on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    CALVIN ANSWER THE QUESTION

  59. By Ray on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    The Saints next week and then two more on the road. Singletary better do what needs to be done.

  60. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    good thing for defense

  61. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I had my hopes so high for this season, I know it’s only the first game, but it HURTS! I really hope Alex Smith wakes up!, Gore looks horrible, put in Dixon.

  62. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    if the QB doesnt seem comfy take hime out

  63. By Ray on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Jimmy Ray is making Walsh turnover in his grave. On second and short you play action and take a shot down field. Jimmy Ray is as predictable as rain in Seattle.

  64. By Cesar on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    EXTREMLY dissapointed!
    I waited for this game many weeks ago. Next week 49ers will be 0-2
    We need a new off cord! What about Carr, Dixon, Westbrook!!!
    Too many penalties! Lose opportunities at 1 half, etc…..

  65. By DG on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Why are we not adjusting to Alex Smith’s strengths since he is the one that obviously has to control our team if were not going to be able to run the ball. Alex needs to be able to sit back in shotgun and make quick reads with quick pass plays.

  66. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    you dont want to watch this game but maybe fox depends on where u at

  67. By C4822 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Thank God for Willis, it would be 40 to 6 if it wasn’t for him, what a savior

  68. By RC on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    This stinks!! I agree that the niners better play a whole heck of a lot better than this next Monday night or its gonna be a slaughter home game. Thats why the preseason doesnt mean anything!!! It was proven here today!!

  69. By matt merritt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Mike Singletary is not NFL head coaching calibur…but then Bay Area Football is always the last to know. Thanks for shoving Alex Smith at the fans one more year. Where is our back up? WHere is our running game? Oh wait, we are stuck with Frank Gore the QUITTER and no hope at QB. At least another 3 years before we can develop a quarterback and we have no prospects!

  70. By Patrick on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alex needs some woek yet! But I do see playoff in our future:-)

  71. By zxcv on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    im from new jersey

  72. By Ray on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Singletary’s got the goods but he’d better get an offensive coordinator and a QB to go with his defense. Some DBs would help too.

  73. By DG on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Yea our defensive front seven is GREAT… But our defensive secondary is gonna get shredded by the New Orleans Saints and many other good/decent passing teams.

  74. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    dont watch it niners football makes u want to jump off a high building this week

  75. By RC on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    It is only one game and honestly its not time for any of us to panic but i will say this; anything less than winning the division and a playoff appearance will be considered a failure and I wont be suprised if Smith will be bounced from the 49ers once and for all and a coaching chance will be demanded by many fans. Where the heck is our DEFENCE in this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. By palco on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Here we go again, another season wasted on the “DERR IN THE HEADLIGHTS” QB, You released the wrong QB coach. Three and out for five years, red zone blanks for five years, and with the talent this team has…..its disgusting and not fair to the players out there.

  77. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    has westbrook touched the ball is he in an what about Dixon he was the presason star o yea it was preseason never mind but one thing to look at is they sure won four games o wait that was preseason too and the two string won those games

  78. By palco on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    RC, its not a coaching change that’s needed, its the plain fact that Alex Smith is not a NFL QB, and that’s been the case for five years.

  79. By DG on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I will say on thing though… After the Saints and the Falcons in week 4 we dont play a good offense until week 13 when we see the Packers so I’m hoping we will be able to turn it around and maybe this will be a reality check to the players that their not as good as they think they are.

  80. By whatisit200808 (Jo) on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    ALEX SMITH FOR THE WIN!!!!! ROFLMAO

  81. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I smell comeback!!!!! lol just messing :-/

  82. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    no need to panic its the seahawks we are playing we have a right to panic and now i have to hear all these saints bandwagon riders talk trash for another week and maybe after that 0-2 then two games on the road yeap lets not panic

  83. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    the rams hanging with the cards an the seahawks well they are who we didnt think they are

    can we get NATE DAVIS back

  84. By zxcv on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    PAUL STOM WAT WEBSITE ARE U ON RIGHT NOW TO WATCH THE GAME

  85. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Do you guys think Alex Smith will be benched next week?

  86. By RC on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Palco, I agree with you totally about Smith, but dont get me wrong, i love Mike, but you know that many times when its all said and done; the coach gets the blame from the fans and then the owners try to bring change there. I hope that wont happen to Mike. He’s not Dennis Ericson or Mike Nolan! We’ll see how the rest of the season goes.

  87. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    lol maybe a comeback on Madden 11 with the rewind button on 99 lol

  88. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Nolan was a kind of ok coach his heart was n the right place with the team
    why couldnt this just be the late 80’s or mid 90’s

  89. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Where are all the Alexis fan boys?? Niners offense is HORRIBLE? I thought Alexis was ready!!! LOL.

  90. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sending my 49er gear back!!!!!! Waste of $200.

  91. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Our best QB is on practice squad!!!

  92. By tony on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Niners will not go anywhere with smith. they need to replace him as soon as possible while the season is still early. We had him for 5 years but there were no improvement on his part. We should not blame the changes of the OC. If the player is really good and smart he will have a very big impact on the team.

  93. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    as many things that is going wrong im still a fan why me

  94. By matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    a terrible second half. No passion or desire. Falling apart at the end of the second quarter and then not having the ability or character to turn it around against an ordinary team. Oh well, back to my superbowl dvds!

    Montana to Rice….hes in the clear!!!!

  95. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    niners going to the superbowl this year after I go get Madden 11

  96. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Can we get Nate Davis back? OmFg I could only imagine David Carr at QB…… SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A DREAM!!!!

  97. By Chris on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alex is ready he just needs receivers that catch the ball when it hits them in the hands.

    And what about our secondary all any team in the nfl has to do is double moves and it’s touchdowns all day.

    Our D-Line cant get pressure unless we blitz

    Our O-Line cant move anyone off the ball

    This team is still a long ways away from contending for anything.

  98. By dg on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    this is why I watch COLLEGE BALL…. Stanford and Cal and even SJS look better than our OVERHYPED niners…I guess billboards along 101 cant win games..Saints next Monday.

  99. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alright! we kept them to a FG!

  100. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alexis is not an NFL caliber QB!!! Sing is an idiot for starting him!!

  101. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    but if im correct they usually start off 2-0 and dont go to the playoff so if they start 0-2 they prob could go to the playoff but i would like to start 1-0 not 0-1 going up against the champs next week

  102. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t wait for the post-game Sing BS.

  103. By matt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    the optimism of a new season is replaced by the familiar feeling of crushing disapointment that Ive felt over the last decade. Welcome back old friend!

  104. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    i can’t believe Gore 36 yards what happen to the shotgun what happen to Vernon what happen to the D

  105. By Edwin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Start Dixon next week!!!! QB … start….. f*ck they all suck!

  106. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alexis Smith take the C off him just because u look good at camp does not make you a Star

  107. By dg on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Giants are tied for first…Lincecum is back..Get out to AT&T and TEVO the Niners..Maybe the Yorks will get the picture.

  108. By matt merritt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t know what preseason some of you that say this is a play off team were watching, but our starters routinely got beat by other team’s starters and our second string beat other team’s second string. So, this game is much of the same. The starters are getting their tails whipped. Gore is washed up, 30+ years old, its time to let dixon take snaps and worry about the future of the team. Playoffs are only an option if they win the west….but a Junior college team could win the NFC west.

  109. By Pattytheirishlass on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    What happened Niners? It almost looked like this was the first time you all played together. Shake it off and let’s get ‘em next time.

  110. By dg on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Somebody go dig up Joe Bugel and have him coach the O-line

  111. By divotdave on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Depressing . . .

  112. By Danny Bilski on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    How the hell do you completely dominate and then shoot yourselves in the foot by making stupid mistake after stupid mistake completely flipping the momentum in their favor….especially when your on the road. This better be a wake-up call for these boys….mistake free football wins.

  113. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I would rather watch Nate Davis stink it up for the first time, as opposed to Alexis’ 6th year of crap!!

  114. By dg on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Check out Niners post game live on FSN, Eric Davis looks wasted! haha

  115. By Pattytheirishlass on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    come on Edwin. Aren’t you being a little pre-mature in the outcome of the year? Give them a break and stay loyal.

  116. By Ramon on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    im going to take a shower to try to take the stink of failure out

  117. By Bill Santa Rosa on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    It is one game…give it a break…the glass is still half full. Stay positive for at least a few more games…geeeezzzzz!

  118. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Just because Alexis knows the playbook and protections doesn’t mean he should start. I could do the same with film and the playbook. He doesn’t have the ability!!

  119. By dg on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Patty is right..Singletary can get this together..1 game down. Move on..GO NINERS..Raiders suck..And the weekend will be better when Dallas loses tonite!

  120. By Les on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Well…the second half was worse than the first half. No heart. I don’t blame this ALL on Alex. He had a lot of help. What a boring offense. Trap to Gore, Over and over. No hole. It truly looks like the 49ers PEAKED in Pre Season. Perhaps one of the most humiliating loses to open a SEASON I can recall. Singletary did not have his team prepared on any side of the ball. Too much time reading all their Press clippings of how they went 4-0 in pre-season. Looks like another disapointing season unless things really improve.

  121. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Where are the Alexis fan boys??

  122. By redrover23 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    We need to go after Jon Gruden!! Chucky come to SF!

  123. By matt merritt on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Not a coaching issue???? You burn 3 time outs with 9 and a half minutes LEFT in the second quarter!!! No team wanted Singletary as a Head Coach because they knew he wasn’t what it takes with his 80’s mentality of running the ball.
    Look at Arizona, Minnesotta, Greenbay, Miami, and New Orleans, all teams that Singletary interviewed with and they PASSED!!!
    You can sell that we are a good team, read the rhetoric all in the papers and on TV to get viewers, but read between the lines and see how many Monday night games there are and if the commentators are known names or the up and comings that cover crap games and you get a measure of reality in how good the team really is.

  124. By dg on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Gary Radnich is looking at Eric Davis thinking “dog, youre FADED!” hahahaha

  125. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    welll good game lol

  126. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    hope to see yall next week hopefully we all will have something good to say next week

  127. By daniel on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    come guys suck it up and pull ourselves together

  128. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    We have the talent just need some dedication and a good QB and then maybe playoff Jim Mora voice playoff we talking bout playoff but anyway we need a new Qb and what happen to the new line that was suppose to make holes for the Rb’s

  129. By Shon on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I will say this… A. Smith is very careful with the football. I hear people say ” he threw that ball behind the receiver” or “it was thrown too high”. I play professional arena football. If you get your hands on the ball, you catch it period. If one of the Manning brothers throws behind a receiver and he makes a good catch.. then people say the quarterback put the ball where only the receiver could catch it. Bottom line if you touch the ball catch it.

  130. By StoneDog81 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    No dwelling on this game. We’ll see them again. Just gotta keep it pushing!! On to the next one

  131. By alex on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I will say today was one of the 1st times I am ashamed to be a fan. I am so mad right now. It was like my heart was ripped out. To make it worst to see some of our players smiling on the sideline along with coaches made me realize perhaps our team thinks they are better then they really are. We havent done anything we are just full of potential. It hurt because some of the players looked like they didnt care. I know today I feel horrible and angry. Coach Singeltary I want accountability! Including yourself I want accountablilty and I am sure the rest of the 49er nation demands it to.

  132. By AW on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    This was a shocker! No doubt it will be a blow out against the Saints. If 9ers are 0-4 pull Smith. How many times is he going to take the ball, run right, and throw out of bounds. UGH!!!

  133. By Brian on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Well Smith sure looked like I thought he would. I was sure we went undefeated in preseason because he wasn’t playing much, hope they get Carr in there before Smith throws our season away =(

  134. By David on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I am so sick i could puke!This was a blowout , we have dropped back down to the bottom of the NFC period.We’re suppose to be the top of the NFC west?Are you kidding me?Well only one team came to play , if this is a show of things to come we will be hurt bad next week.

  135. By cali niner on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I thought we had Westbrook?, but yet Gore played the whole game, what about dixon? man what the hell are we doing wrong? how can we keep a guy like alex Smith for so long and he hasn’t produced anything!! not a effin thing!! yet we still keep starting him, for five years he’s been here, his time is up, wait let me rephrase that….his time has beeen up!!! lets make changes now before we are in midseason and the playoffs are out of reach……..again

  136. By ep9erfan on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Why did Alex Smith play the entire game? Singletary should have given Carr a chance in the 2nd half.

  137. By tony on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    What happened to the Defense? they look so bad. there were no pass rush at all. only Labouy made a sack on the QB. Secondary were all sleeping.
    Need to replace Gore with Dixon now.

  138. By raul on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’m ashamed that you people call yourselves fans. We had one bad game and you people are ready to run everybody out of town. I bet you’re the same people that jumped on the bandwagon after we started 2-0 last year. You have to have faith in smith and all the team, you’re gonna have a bad game sometime’s. You have to regroup and come out to play next game. But what i’m reading here might as well have been written by raider fans, I’m confident that we are gonna win the division and see how far we can go in the playoff’s. Yes we need a lot of work, gonna make it. I’m a real 49er fan BORN N RAISED, NOT LIKE ALL YOU FAKES THAT MAKE ME WANT TO THROW UP!!!!!!!!!!

  139. By John & Sue on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Tony, you got it wrong . Gore isn’t the problem SMITH the QG is. Now the rest of the story. As mentioned above, humiliating; embarrassing; and left with let down feeling.

  140. By Noteriety on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    This team will be fine.

  141. By David on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’m stunned!The rams look like a better team then us.After this we need to get a coach in here that knows how to win , proven track record , getting beat by a college coach is terrible!

  142. By martinez on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    alex smith is killing the niners we need a new qb asap

  143. By Ricordo on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I love this organization, but we are too predictable! Everybody knows that Singletary likes to run the ball. The opposite teams are smart enought to know as well. The completions that Alex made were dump-offs. Thats not elite quarter back status. Some people were just meant to play high school, college, or arena ball. Alex can grasp it in the class rooms, but can’t deliver where it matters most. Accuracy and good decisions with the ball are key. We just have to count our loses with Alex 49er Faithful. We need to sit him before we put ourselves in a hole we can’t pull ourselves out of! Do better Jimmy Raye, the NFL has evolved. Your style of play calling needs to as well!

  144. By betty on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    someone needs to investigate those refs they were a bit friendly with the coach for seahawks. If Singletary would have ran out on the field there would have been a flag for unsportsman like conduct and why were they laughing and joking with him?

    on the other hand 49ers had a few chances and and let them slip by.

  145. By UpLateAgain on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    And Michael Crabtree has to quit dropping passes. I think that there’s a good chance that could happen if they’d play him more.

  146. By Hermie on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, what a real disappointment…I couldn’t even watch the 4th qtr. We need to replace Alex soooo bad!!! Defensive secondary really stunk it up too. Next Monday will be the real measuring stick…don’t believe in Alex though!

  147. By calvin on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    well atlest i dont have to listen to my wife cuz im drinking thanks niners

  148. By 49erfaithfulSince'88 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure micheal robinson pretty much drew a picture of what the 49ers were going to do offensively. Thats real smart, release a 4yr. player that pretty much knows your whole offensive playbook and let him march right over to a division rival to get picked up.
    The secondary cant cover anybody, I thought Ginn was supposed to help us out on the returns, they should’ve rotated Gore and Dixon, Gore looked worn out.
    I dont know what Alex will do on Monday Night but I better see something else other than 3 yard outs all day.

    If we cant beat Seattle, we should start thinking about next year cuz there is no way the 49ers are making the playoffs like this.

  149. By tony on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think coach Singletary is the right coach for the niners. It seems to me, He just giving us a lips service. I don’t think the OC also is doing a good job.

    Niners need a coach like Mike Holmgrem or Mike Shanahan with an offensive background. today’s game is really unacceptable to niners nation. Where are the play’s from last year that TE Davis caught 13 TD.

    Gore can’t carry the ball most of the time unless they will use Dixon also as the backup.

  150. By tony on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Niners have to release Alex Smith right away. He is not the future of niners QB. we have been waiting for 5 years for his progress, but he has not showing us anything yet. How long do we have to wait for another Dynasty.

  151. By ChillyNinerWilly on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    CAN WE SAY (MENTAL BREAKDOWN) NINER NATION I FEEL YOUR PAIN THAT WAS A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW!!! LET’S JUST FACE IT WE CAN SAY THIS, AND WE CAN SAY THAT…WHATEVER…..GAME 1 IS OVER AND THE NINERS LOSS PLAIN AND SIMPLE. IM JUST AS UPSET AS THE REST OF YA’LL BELIEVE ME. OUR NINERS HAVE HAD A HISTORY FOR NOT ALWAYS STARTING OUT ON A GOOD FOOT ANYWAYS…ADJUSTMENTS HAVE TO BE MADE FOR SURE AND I’M SURE COACH SING WILL BE ON IT.

    IM CALLING ON ALL NINER NATION ON MONDAY NITE… WE HAVE TO BE THEIR FOR OUR TEAM BECAUSE WHAT BETTER WAY TO COME OUT OF THIS MESS THAN TAKING IT TOO DREW BREES AND COMPANY AT THE STICK!!!! ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. NINERS HAVE THE CHANCE TOO REDEEM THEMSELVES AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO IT. LET SHOW THE WORLD WE AS DAMN CRAZY AS ANYONE ELSE OUT THEIR, AND CHEER OUR NINERS TO VICTORY OVER THE SAINTS.

    I EXPECT TO SEE A SOLD OUT STADIUM OF RED AND GOLD ON MONDAY NITE……….. MORE NOISER THAN HELL!
    TIME TO DETHRONE THOSE SAINTS!!

    NINER NATION LET’S DO THIS!!!!!

  152. By DAVID SIMMONS on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    look all i am saying is that you have glimpses of greatness in alex smith and then you have this! there is no consistency from him. i think maybe it would work a little bit better if he takes more shots down field. from what i saw it just looks like he is unsure about taking those shots. I also think that some of the recievers were not on the same page. You look at Crabtree and Davis who did not play in the preseason so thier timing and routes may have been a little off. it is really hard to stomach being 0-2 in CONF play before making are way to the chiefs. I think that we can pull out a win it will just take a complete team effort and a better showing than today.

  153. By Sleepless in Seattle on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Living in Seattle and being a niner fan all my life, this one really hurts! I took a lot of abuse today from the damn Seachickens

  154. By realfaned on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    A real fan like myself calls it like we see it, Alex Smith will never get us back to championship form.If you are a niner fan then you have seen what kind of talent it takes to be five time superbowl champs.We all see the great players we do have to get there but Alex is not one of them. He may win some big games here and there but he will never get us to our sixth ring. He brings down the moral of are great defence,and for 28 years as a fan i am sick of watching Alex Smith drag this team down.

  155. By jay on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    THAT WAS THE MOST PAINFUL GAME I HAVE EVER SAW!!!
    WE SHOULD OF CAPITALIZED ON THOSE 4TH DOWNS!!
    i MEAN THIS GAME WAS OURS TO WIN, NOW OUR NEXT OPPONENTS WILL BE TOUGH, I THINK WE WILL BE WINNING AFTER THE SAINTS GAME.
    JUST VERY DISAPPOINTED!

  156. By John Perez on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    1-15 on 3rd down conversion for the game and our 22 min to their 8min time of pos.????? in the 1st half. Just goes to prove that the preseason means nothing. I didnt even see the game (thank God) I was keeping up with it on NFL.com. I really have no words to express how dissapointed I am in this team so far. I’m not gonna point fingers just yet, after all its only game one. I’ve been a Niner fan for ever and feel all fans deserve a better performance going forward. C’mon Team show your heart against the saints. Give us the fans something to cheer for.We know your better than what we saw yesterday. NINER NATION. STAND UP!!!!!!

  157. By Jerry on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    I want to be positive so starting on the defensive side is required. They gave up too many points trying to win the game because the offense did not do their job. Cannot find fault with that, however, where was the pass rush. I demand a steamroller out there.

    Offense – The line was supposed to move people. When they did not Dixon should have been used to punish Seattle to soften them and try again. The line is the most important feature on the field. Fix it.

    Crabtree is a problem because he thinks he is a somebody now and the coaching staff has not set that attitude straight. Picking up trash along the freeway would be good for him. He could lose some of his individualness and being a team player would look a lot better then.

    The QB postion was the weak link coming in. I just hoped the rest of the team would make up for it. Smith never had the basic skills and neither do most QBs in the league. I guess coaching staffs that judge blue collar positions all day cannot understand the white collar position. Carr & the Davis they cut have the basic skills – maybe the instincts and decision making skills as well.

  158. By Chris Vardas on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    I was rooting for San Francisco when they played at Kezar with Hugh, YA, Bill, Leo. There have been some infamous quarterbacks since then. Sadly, we have reached a new low. Three years in the league and Mr Smith still telegraphs his throws, lacks poise and doesn’t understand the moment (time management was terrible). Once again we are prone to take three quarters to realize you can’t run up the middle for yardage not matter how good your runners are. The play-calling was lackluster at best for too long into the game. Smith might be fine in an ideal environment but the NFL teams will never allow that. Get someone smarter, please. I can’t live through another season; it’s too much to bear.

  159. By ryan Zerbel on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    All of u so called fans need to wake up! we played a bad game and the last time I checked no divisions or the superbowl is won during week 1. Alex will be fine, Gore will be fine and Sing is a good coach. Timing is off with the offense and that will come. I mean dallas made the Redskins D look like the ravens when they won the superbowl. I cant believe that some of you talk about replacing Gore with Dixon???? yea put in the guy who lead the preseason in rushing who ran against most guys who dont get playing time on sundays or who are no longer in the NFL over the guy who has proven he can carry the load season after season. Look reality is were 0-1 not 0-16 not 4-12 and also not 15-1 its a long season and I would say the same if we had won by 30. Last year we were 2-0 and couldn’t seal the deal when it counted down the stretch. Its not how u start its how u finish. I do think that dixon should be worked in but he needs to understand that he is a big back and needs to run big not dance like i have seen him do. Oh yea those of u who said we wasted our first two picks this year are crazy or intoxicated or both. Those two guys and staley are going to help make this team for a long time

  160. By Jeremy on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    I SAID IT BEFORE AND CERTAIN FANS GAVE ME CRAP ABOUT IT BUT I STILL STAND BY WHAT I SAY……”SMITH HAS TO GO!!! HE IS THE WORST QB! HE CAN NOT COMPETE AT THIS LEVEL AND HE HAS PROVED THAT FOR YEARS NOW…..GET RID OF HIM!!! BRING DAVIS UP FROM THE PRACTICE SQUAD< ANYTHING BUT SMITH!!!!"

  161. By Milt on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHO IN THE HELL PICKED SMITH AND NOT RODGERS?????? AFTER 5 YEARS THIS GUY DOESN’T GET IT TIME TO MOVE ON.

  162. By JON on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    GO AWAY SMITH YOUR GARBAGE BEEN SAYING IT SINCE 06 WORTHLESS WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM IF YOU TAKE AWAY OUR QB START CARR COACH HAS EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT EXCEPT THE QB. SHOULDA KEPT NATE DAVIS AND BOOTED SMITH COME ON NINERS LETS GO START FRESH NEXT MONDAY WITH THE SAINTS

  163. By mike lambert on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    3 TD S MISSED BY SMITHS SAME OL SAME OL POOR A$$ QUARTERBACKING BY EARLY 2ND QT.MIKE SIT HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. By Paul on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    It’s one of two against the Seahawks, and Seattle will have to play better to beat the Niners at home. As a Seattle fan, nonetheless, I would enjoy seeing the Niners beat the Saints–could happen, after all, the Hawks beat the Niners. Right?

  165. By niner backer on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Im one of those loud smack talking niner fans,but yesterday was just embarassing for me i didnt see anything i liked coaching decesions execution of plays nothing ,but the kicker is Alex Smith he has got to go,we gave him his shot now let him go be a backup for someone else.

  166. By PETERD on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Hey facedagree, lots of exclamation points ain’t going to do it either (your pregame comment).

  167. By Jacque on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Im a bay area girl, now living in Seattle. I was at the game Sunday and we looked good until the game started. WHAT HAPPENED? That was hard to watch. I really don’t have faith that Alex can play at this level of competition. He may look good on the practice field, but we need him to look good on game day. Im sure he is a hard worker and will be great SOMEDAY. We cant wait for someday, we need it TODAY. He over throws and throws too hard. Its like he get scared or nervious and just throws…I think letting Davis go was a BIG mistake. IS IT TOO LATE TO BRING HIM BACK???? The other thing is our work horse GORE. Frank Gore is having to work way too hard and way too long. He has help now..Westbrook and Dixon. We need to keep Gore healthy all season. Give him a break. I think Dixon is going to do some big things, go give him the ball. Bottom line is there are some hard decisions to make. Like sitting Smith down and giving Carr a shot. Im 38 years old and have been a 49er faithful for 30years. I cant have another season like we’ve had over the last several years. Ive already got my ticket to come to the bay to see the 49ers beat the seahawks in Dec. Im always going to support and root for my niners..win, loose, or draw. Let’s get it!

  168. By niner backer on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    On another note,why in the world would our head coach be thanking the seahawk team for beating up on us. You know what Mr Singletary with much respect to you,just walk across the field shake the other coaches hand and move on dont beat down our team verbally by thanking the other team for an A$$ wooping it demoralizes our team and our fans we dont need that.

  169. By ryan Z on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    I find it funny all of you who hate on alex smith. Look rogers is good but lets look at the situations. Rogers took over a team that was knocked out in the NFC championship game after sitting behind a hall of fame quarterback learning the same system for years. His team was loaded with weapons. Alex smith came in and was expected to save our team that had no weapons, oh wait our leading receiver was Arnaz Battle a former college quarterback. No line no backs oh and i dont believe he had any quality veteran to sit behind and learn from. Oh yea he changed systems every year until now. I mean his best year starting a full year, under OC Turner his best receiver was antonio bryant who I believe was cut by the cowboys and is now unemployed. Look I dont like taking a QB with the 1st pick period. To much risk not enough reward, But for all of you that think Rogers would have been a better pick u may be right but Im sure that he wouldnt have had much more success than Alex just because the situation would not allow for him to.

  170. By niner backer on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Yo Ryan we arent saying they are bad players.all im saying is why not rotate dixon and gore or even westbrook give the other team a different look.and Smith has been here what 5th yr hes not going to change anytime soon he is what he is a backup QB in my eyes.and we dont need our coach bad mouthing our squad either….

  171. By MN Niner fan on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Come on you guys. it’s one game. I know everyone is frustrated, but it’s just one game. Love it how everyone had great comments during first quarter, and then after it all goes down everyone is blaming the QB and the rest of coaching staff. This year is for Alex to prove himself, so if he doesn’t he will be gone. So give him a chance of one full season and don’t call for him to leave after one game. Next weeks game they will come focused instead of thinking like they got the division wrapped up. The problem was focus in this game. Everyone thought it was gonna be an easy win, even most of you guys here that are leaving bad comments. When was the last time the niners played good in Seattle. It was a combination of underestimating the opponent and lack of focus. You can’t blame it all on Alex. Outside of Willis, everyone played like crap. So it was a collective laying of an egg. Keep your heads up and lets give this team a chance. If we come out of these first 4 games with a 2-2 record, that’s great start. Mark my words, they will come out focused against the Saints. Maybe this game will be the best thing to happen to 49ers this early.

  172. By calvin on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Nate Davis

  173. By L.G on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    New QB please! We have the Saints, Chiefs (tough at home), Atlanta on the road this can get very scary fast! If they don’t do something soon. I just heard Crab ran the right routs just badly thrown balls. Sanchez did not need five years to stand out as a QB. Niners have past on some good talent the last couple of drafts I was hoping for Clausen last draft…They have no real solid back ups also, yikes! Smith needs to win against a quality teams consistently, he won a few at the end of last year against average teams and everyone jumped on the wagon? I wish him the best…

  174. By Chris on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah lets start compairing Smith to Rogers being that Rogers got to sit behind one of the greatest QB the league has ever seen and you wonder way he is so far ahead of Smith at this point. Some other guy had that same thing happen in his career to what was his name Young sat behind some guy Montana that’s the difference in there development not skill level Rogers gets sacked more then Smith does, want to mention that no I didn’t think so and stop L.G. Sanchez has not done anything yet either.

    I THINK IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO READ THE COMMENTS HERE IF SMITH THROWS FOR 300 PLUS AND 3 TD’S ON MONDAY NITE

    AND STOP THIS NATE DAVIS CAMPAIGN HE IS A PRACTRICE SQUAD PLAYER FOR A REASON IF WE DO NEED A NEW QB IT WILL COME FROM THE DRAFT OR FREE AGENCY.

    GO NINERS

  175. By niner backer on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    SO CHRIS WHAT DO THINK ABOUT THE COMMENTS THAT OUR HEAD COACH MADE ABOUT THANKING THE SEAHAWKS FOR WOOPING US.AS A FAN I THINK HE SHOULD JUST THANK THE OTHER CAOCH AND MOVE ON.NOT BAD MOUTH US

  176. By Top Niner on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    The loss to Seattle definitely sucked for all Niner faithful. We started off ok but could not finish (something we keep hearing from Coach Singletary). Summed up, Smith did suck and he needs to admit that and move on. The pressure is on Smith and he better step up and I still think he will. The biggest question is; Can he ever become an All star caliber QB? The O-line however did ok given the limited sacks but they need to work on moving the line. I do agree we should mix up our running backs – Gore, Westbrook, and Dixon.The rest of poor/average offense was mianly predicated by Smith’s poor play. Actually, the defense was pretty solid if you take out the two double moves that lead to TDs. I wonder who thought of that? Not an excuse though. Players/coaching staff are always moving from team to team in the NFL.

    Regarding the coaching staff, why can’t we adjust to other teams schemes DURING THE GAME? Both on O and D.

    Prior year, we started great at 3-1 and we loose the first game and everybody wants to give up. C’mon now. Anybody remember the Broncos starting great last season and ending terrible. The first week is full of players at their highest point playing for the FIRST TIME in the season and in Seattle’s case – – – playing for new HC at home = lots of momentum. Yeah I was disappointed we lost but not at all persuaded the Niners will not take the NFC West.

    And why have not anybody said we will win MOnday’s game. We didnt have a shot last yr against Vikings and look what happened. We will win Next Monday against the Saints and players will step up and the coaching staff wil be prepared. And if we exemplify game 1 performance then its clear some early early changes will most likely be made.

    GO NINERS!

  177. By Phillip on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    I have tried to support Alex Smith, but this is ridiculous. Leaders take ownership. I haven’t heard him accept any of the blame for this loss. The plays didn;t get in fast enough or he ran the wrong route. We signed Troy Smith for a reason. Somebody felt like the guy can really play, enough to risk losing Nate Davis forever. I would give Smith one more game to shape up. If not, we need to go in a different direction. BTW, get Michael Lewis out of there. That guy is too slow to cover anyone anymore. Let’s see Reggie Smith as the starter and Mays play in the nickel. If we are going to struggle, let’s struggle with our future and let them prepare to be winners! With that being said, I still have faith in my NINERS! Go get em guys. Play smart, play hard, but most importantly, play together.

  178. By poohshirken on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    SITTING BEHIND A GREAT QB FOR YEARS DOESNT MAKE U A GREAT QB, TALENT DOES, AND SMITH DOESNT HAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE IT IN THIS LEAGUE,PERIOD. GET RID OF HIM AND MOVE ON………………………

  179. By Sam on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    The QB needs to be a leader… I am sad to say that while Smith may be a nice guy, he is more a private and less a general.

    To all of you who are fans: I love this team, too. This game was a wake-up call. We haven’t made the play-offs in how many years?

    What is the definition of insanity? doing the same thing over and over again… expecting different results.

    We can’t keep handing this team over to a QB that just doesn’t have the skills to lead. Looking at his face before the game even started, he looked like he was going to puke or cry,or both.

    we need a leader!!!!

  180. By Chris on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Well Niner Backer I think its fine not to mince words I work in law enforcement and i’ll tell you how it is all day long. And he’s right the seahawks did whip us and he should thank the players and the coach. There’s an old saying that goes “you learn more from failure then success” and I think Coach Sing beleives that.

    Also Ive been playing competitive sports sence I was 8 years old including Football but excelled in soccer all the way to divsion 2 pro and many times I walked off the feild having other coaches thank our team for kicking their A$$ and vice versa

    But let me tell you when it was our coach thanking the other team for beating us down everyone one on our team made sure to do whatever it took to not have our coach do that again.

  181. By martinez on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    niners are not gonna get to far if alex smith stays at qb especially the way he played . niners are 10 times better then they played on sunday . i really hope that was a wake up call to all the players and the coaching staff

  182. By THOMAS ESPADA on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    ITS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IN THE PER-SEASON YOU GUYS PLAYED SO WELL.AND JUST COME ONE REGULAR SEASON GAME YOU MISS UP,.I KNOW ITS JUST ONE GAME PUT JUST IMAGINE THE REST OF THE SEASON IF THIS CONTINUES LIKE THAT.START MAKING CHANGES NOW BEFORE THIS SEASON CONTINUES TO GET WORST.

  183. By martin on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    o’m going to start wearing a paper bag over my head … i sure do hope the 49ers get there act together … we really need to start winning ….

  184. By vic on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    q madrisa

  185. By THOMAS ESPADA on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    START MAKING CHANGES NOW STARTING WITH THE QB.

  186. By Pattytheirishlass on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Come on Niner fans. UNITE and Stay Loyal. I questioned the two time outs so early in the game and also the running for the touchdown twice on the fourth down. Let’s just pray the coach and players learn from these mistakes.

  187. By Chris on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    IM NOT SAYING SITTING BEHIND A GREAT QB MAKES YOU GREAT I SAID IT HELPS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG GUY. LOOK BACK IN HISTORY. ALL THE GUYS THAT WERE GROOMED TO TAKE OVER THE QB SPOT FROM A GREAT STARTER WENT ON TO BE GREAT AS WELL.

    AND I THINK YOUR WRONG. SMITH HAS THE TALENT AND HE WILL PROVE IT THIS YEAR OR AT LEAST HE SHOULD GET THE CHANCE. AND ONE GAME IS NOT A CHANCE. IF HE BLOWS IT THIS YEAR I AGREE MOVE ON HE HAS TO MUCH TALENT AROUND HIM SO THERE’S NO EXCUSSE.

  188. By jrparker on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Our 49ers have the players to take us to the playoffs, but do we have the coaching and the innovative thinking defensive and offensive coordinators to make it all happen?

  189. By Niner Girl on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Alex Smith is garbage… ihe has been on the team for a few years now andhe has had nothng but chance to prove himself and has not done that yet. one would think he would sep his game up when th second and third string QBs are beating him for the starting position…. Biggest Waste of money… Mine as well call him JAMARCUS SMITH…… Im a die hard Niner fan but he has got to go.. one of the most frustrating players to watch

  190. By tony on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Singletary gave QBSmith a chance to prove himself as the starter QB, but he does not show them that he deserve to be the starter. I think the niners should start looking for his replacement now, otherwise the niners will not reach their goals to be in the playoff. Also, Terell Brown should be replaced with Termaine Brock.

  191. By realfaned on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I keep hearing we should have got rodgers, he will never win a superbowl either, he has all of the sport anouncers talking how great he is, it all crap. Jim kelly had great numbers but never made it, Rogers is the future jim kelly. Alex Smith is a future nothing, when he plays it looks like he is still trying to learn, learning time is over. Montana,Young played the game, even when Young struggled he came back playing not learning. The Niner organization knows how to win champion ships, all the fans need to keep screaming get rid of Alex so we can find the right QB. I dont feel good about Carr either who has proven to be a loser, How about we try Davis just to see if he has what it takes if not we pick someone in the draft, but wasting time with Smith is not the answer.

  192. By niner backer on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    OK CHRIS.I CAN AGREE TO A POINT BUT,NOT ALL THE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO THINK LIKE THAT,SOME WILL BE OFFENDED,SO WHY SAY IT AT ALL.IM JUST DISAPPOINTED BUT STILL 100% NINER BACKER…

  193. By sione kefu on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    need new QB

  194. By joe on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE ANOTHER YEAR OR TWO BEFORE ANYTHING LIKE A GOOD PLAYOFF TEAM. ONE YEAR OR TWO, WITH SMITH, AND ANOTHER YEAR TO GROME THE NEW GUY, AND I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE NATE DAVIS ALL BECAUSE HES HANGING AROUND THE PRACTICE FIELD. HOPE I’M WRONG. AND HOPE IT’S NOT THREE YEARS. GO NINERS……..JOE

  195. By L.G on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    The Saints will do the same thing Seattle did and force Smith to throw the ball by taking away the run. No one will give Smith much respect this season so this is his chance and the receivers to prove people wrong. It will be interesting to see how the adjustment to the play calling goes Monday night? Walsh used to open up the run with the pass but he was so much more innovative.

    They gave Smith the starting job this year but they brought in no one in to really challenge him…To keep Smith around as long as they for being average to below average there has to be some weird politics going on the organization that the fans don’t know about? They have not really had a decent QB since Jeff Garcia years ago. They ran him out of town for being a winner!
    NO WORRIES

  196. By Joseph on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    It’s sad to actually here people talk about there confidence in Alex Smith. He Is just a back up qb how shouldn’t be playing. This team won’t even make 8-8 this year if they don’t figure some type of QB fix…

  197. By tru9erfaith on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Are there any real niners fan that will stick by the team through thick and thin. It is sickening to read some of these comment. These players and coaches are really working hard and they truly do respect the fans and what do we give them back. These garbage comments questioning the coaching, QB etc.. This game against Seattle was simply embarrassing but some of these “fans” are taking it too far with their comments. Maybe some these fans need to be fans for another team b/c your fake and not a real fan when you support the team only when they win. If we would’ve lost this game by 1 point and Smith played phenomenal it still would have been a loss and these fake fans would have had a different perceptive. But at the end of the day a loss is a loss and we have to support our team. Go niners and give the league hell. PAT blow some fools up.

  198. By chucky on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    tru9erfaith,
    Can you say Gruden. Get him in here before a good team makes him an offer. Seriously fire Sing and his nin-compoops right now. When the bags come out it will be to late, call Gruden now. The NFL has gotten to complicated for a guy like Sing, JC can you imagine the number of concussions he suffered in his playing days? just get someone that understands the present NFL game.

  199. By juan uribe on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I AM STILL SICK OVER THE SEATTLE GAME. WE HAVE A “BABY OWNER”, A COACH WITH 1950’S MENTALITY, A SENILE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, AND A HIGH SCHOOL JV QUARTERBACK !!! THE GOOD NEWS IS THE REST OF THE TEAM IS REALLY GOOD, BUT THEY ARE BEING LED BY INCOMPETENTS……BRING IN GRUDEN, LOCK UP “BABY DORK…SORRY…YORK”, PLAY CARR OR DAVIS AND SEND SINGLETARY, RAYE, AND SMITH AWAY NOW!!!!

  200. By kevin on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    They must be waiting on new QB, Nate Montana #16 at ND, two more years.

  201. By realistic fan 49 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s go shotgun on every play, roll out a blocking back, slant a tight end and 10 and out a receiver on each side. Go with the pass on first down occasionally, open up the running game after establishing the passing game with short passes that move the chains. Jimmy Ray, its called the west coast offense, watch some niner archive footage and see how it was done.
    As for Alex Smith, I have serious doubts, he doesn’t seem to have any natural instincts. Steve Young when given his chance, would scramble if the first two looks were covered. Go Niners!

  202. By Shaun Hill on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    WE MUST BE GETTING PAID OFF TO LOSE TO MAKE WAY FOR OTHER TEAMS TO WIN. THERE IS NO WAY OUR PLAY CALLING CAN BE AS PREDICTABLE AS IT IS IN HE NFL. I KNOW FOR A FACT A 10 YEAR OLD KID THAT PLAYS MADDEN FOOTBALL, KNOWS THAT YOU HAVE TO TRICK THE DEFENSE BY DOING THE UNEXPECTED, NOT RUN ON FIRST AND SECOND DOWN EVERY TIME THEN PASS ON THIRD DOWN WHEN THE DEFENSE KNOWS YOU ARE GONNA PASS. TIME TO BOYCOTT THIS CORRUPT B.S… Nate Clements is way over paid ! We keep making mistake after mistake ! Alex Smith is one of the worst QB’s I have ever seen period !! Why did we get rid of Shaun Hill ? He had the ” Magic Touch and confidence to win !! Mike Singletary was hired because Shaun turned around a drasticly losing team with an amazingly terrible Offensive Line. Shaun Hill was 7-0 at home, he broke the all time NFL record for completions in his first game as a starter. He hits the reciever on the numbers in stride, Alex Smith throws to hard in short pass routes and way off the mark ! Shaun Hill won that game for Detroit with that perfectly thrown touch pass to Calvin Johnson that was called back. It was obviously a touchdown. Once again Shaun Hill gets disrespected. I THINK THE 49ERS ARE GETTING PAID OFF TO LOSE TO MAKE WAY FOR OTHER TEAMS. I CAN COME UP WITH BETTER PLAY CALLS THAN JIMMY RAYE OR MIKE SINGLETARY. WHY DO YOU ALWAYS RUN THE BALL STRAIGHT AHEAD, DONT YOU THINK THE DEFENSE IS GONNA PREPARE FOR THAT WHEN YOU DO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN ? I THINK I AM GONNA BE A DETROIT LIONS FAN THIS WEEK !! GO SHAUN HILL AND BAY AREAS JAHVID BEST !!

  203. By Conrad on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Mike,… please ban ALL Coaches that wear sunglasses while Coaching on Game Day,.. and buy Jimmy a Vente Grande before the game Monday Night,.. thanks Coach!

  204. By John Perez on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    Lets show the rest of the NFL what we’re made of this Monday. GO NINERS!!!!MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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