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Game Blog: 49ers vs. Texans

Posted by Scott Kegley on August 27, 2011 – 4:48 PM

Jim Harbaugh said the third preseason game will be the closest thing to a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. Even with less time to prepare for the season, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said they’re almost done installing the offense.

I always speak to Ted Robinson before every game for our Teddy Football segments. In today’s show, Robinson said he saw great strides from the offense last week. The starters may have only put three points on the board, but drives of 17 and 11 plays were promising.

Stay tuned to this blog throughout today’s game for quarterly updates.

FIRST QUARTER:

What a way to start the game. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks read the screen pass and picked off Schaub’s pass, returning it for the score. The first play of the game probably could have gone a little better for the Texans.

49ers 7 – Texans 0

The Texans fared much better on their second drive of the game as they has several big plays, including a 30-yard catch by Andre Johnson. The 49ers prevented the touchdown. On 3rd and goal, Schaub’s pass was just high of Jacoby Jones. Neil Rackers connected on the short field goal.

49ers 7 – Texans 3

The 49ers picked up one first down on their first drive of the game. On 3rd and 5, Connor Barwin beat left tackle Joe Staley for the sack.

The Texans strung together another impressive drive, scoring on the 10th play. The 1-yard TD run by Derrick Ward gave the Texans the lead.

Texans 10 – 49ers 7

On the first play of the next drive for the 49ers, Smith hit Joshua Morgan on a rollout for a gain of 9 yards. That was the last play of the quarter.

Highlight Reel: Ahmad Brooks made a great play to start the game (also a terrible decision by Schaub), picking off the pass and returning it for the score.

Standout Stat: The Texans have run 21 plays while the 49ers have run just 6.

Put it in Perspective: This is easily the toughest test for Vic Fangio’s defense as the Texans offense always ranks towards the top of the league. The defense needs to be able to get off the field and get more opportunities for the offense. The coaches have praised Ahmad Brooks’ throughout training camp and he’s had a very good game so far. Even though he hasn’t recorded a sack just yet, he’s also had several quarterback pressures.

SECOND QUARTER:

On the first play of the quarter, Antonio Smith beat Mike Iupati for the sack. That set the 49ers back and they had to punt.

While the 49ers has struggled to get anything going on offense, the same can’t be said for the Texans. They put together another drive of 11 yards. Even when they were backed up because of a holding call (1st and goal at the 20), Schaub was able to hit Owen Daniels for a touchdown. With consistency on offense, the Texans appear to be in midseason form.

Texans 17 – 49ers 7

Colin Kaepernick entered at QB for the 49ers next drive. After getting across midfield, Kap forced a throw into double coverage intended for Braylon Edwards. Troy Nolan picked off the pass and had a very nice return for a touchdown.

Texans 24 – 49ers 7

Kaepernick stayed in the game at quarterback for another series, but the offense went three and out.

On the next series, Madieu Williams made a nice play to force a fumble, which was recovered by Ricky Jean Francois. No peanut butter jelly dance for celebration, but still a nice play.

Alex Smith returned at QB for the next series. The 49ers weren’t able to convert on 3rd and short. Harbaugh considered going for it despite being in their own territory. After the two-minute warning, Harbaugh sent out his punt team.

The 49ers got the ball back thanks to a great hit by Larry Grant to force a fumble. The 49ers weren’t able to make the most of it though as Troy Nolan picked off Smith.

Highlight Reel: Grant’s hit sent the ball flying. The former Buckeye has had a solid preseason.

Standout Stat: The 49ers had just 3 first downs in the half.

Put it in Perspective: Jim Harbaugh cannot be pleased with his team’s performance. After making strides in last week’s, it looks like the 49ers have taken a step back this week. But just like the first preseason game, Harbaugh will use the “teachable moments” from today’s game to get his team better.

THIRD QUARTER:

Kaepernick started the second half. The 49ers punted on their first two drives of the half.

On the Texans second drive of the game, Matt Leinart led a 9-play drive that end with a 47-yard field goal.

Texans 27 – 49ers 7

Kap got the chains moving on the 49ers next drive with a nice throw to Kyle Williams on a slant for 15 yards. That would be the only first down of the drive however. Kapernick did well to avoid the rush on 3rd down and tried to hit Kyle Williams deep, but the pass was too long. Curtis Taylor downed the ensuing punt at the 2-yard line.

Highlight Reel: Sam Paulescu did well in relief of Andy Lee, with a punt downed at the 2-yard line.

Standout Stat: The 49ers have managed just six first downs to this point.

Put it in Perspective: Now that both teams’ second units are in the game, the focus shifts slightly to players fighting for roster spots.

FOURTH QUARTER:

Defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs is making his case for a roster spot. Despite being held, Dobbs still got great penetration and sacked Matt Leinart for a loss of 12.

Ronald Johnson wasn’t able to haul in the punt as it changed directions in the wind. It was recovered by Houston.

The Texans look advantage of the good field position as Rackers connected on another field goal, this one from 30 yard out.

Texans 30 – 49ers 7

The score wouldn’t change after that. After the game, Jim Harbaugh talked about his strategy for this game. He wanted to make sure some of the younger players got in the game early against Houston’s first string. He also wanted to make sure they got work in plenty of situations. For instance, with eight minuted remaining in the first half, Harbaugh treated it as a two-minute situation. He did not use that as an excuse, but clearly the end result of the game was not as important as the experience gained.

Highlight Reel: It was good to see Dobbs get a sack…while being held no less. Harbaugh singled out Dobbs as one of the younger players he felt played particularly well.

Standout Stat: The 49ers only had six first downs in the game. Alex Smith that was one of the most frustrating things tonight. He felt the offense was never able to get in a rhythm…which would be expected with only six pass attempts.

Put it in Perspective: Harbaugh made sure not to call this game a step backwards. He places importance on “teachable moments” and I’m sure there will be plenty of moments that he will use to get his team better. The experience of playing against the Texans’ first-team defense and offense is also very important. When the 49ers play a game that counts on September 11, they’ll lean on that experience they gained tonight.

It will be interesting to see how Harbaugh treats the final game of the preseason. How long will the starters play? Will the create situations like they did tonight? Will Kaepernick enter early again in order to play with the starters or will Smith see extended time in order to work out any final kinks.

It’s a short week too with the game on Thursday night in San Diego.


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151 Responses to “Game Blog: 49ers vs. Texans”

  1. By niner4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    that’s what im talking about TD!

  2. By ninerfan4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    let’s get kap in there …..

  3. By ninerfan4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    where’s gore?

  4. By dave on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    where can i view the live stream online? i watched the game last week and don’t remember where.

  5. By ninerfan4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    smith stinks, this offense simply can’t move the ball with consistency with this guy?

  6. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    How about some time tonight O-Line?

  7. By Dan on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    PROTECT THE QUARTERBACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. By MIKE L on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    i guess trash boy is still in ,thats why the only points we will get are from our bad a$$ D . from a.k.a SPUDLO

  9. By Dan on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    This is not a good decision coach there 1st string to your 2nd string

  10. By furvuscorvus on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    i am tired of watching this alex smith make the same mistakes he never learns. you need a QB that can move in the pocket and look for an open man not just stare at one guy and think, ‘he better stay open.’ football doesn’t work like that. and for Christ sake if no one is open then run with the damned ball. nothing wrong with running the ball Montana did it, so did Young, and Garcia. Smith will never grow up to NFL level and we deserve a QB that can meet the challenge.

  11. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Well I like Collins upside alot, but we ain’t going to the NFC West Title or the playoffs without Alex Starting this year for sure.

    PERIOD

  12. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hope we play the Raiders every week!!!

  13. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    You mean we won’t win the west WITH alex starting? Right??

  14. By AK49ER on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    CALM DOWN BOYS WE AINT THREW YET LOTS OF GAME LEFT …

  15. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    kap jus threw an int for a td. y?…. cuz he stinks lol….. he cant play under center. sit this kid a whole yr harbaugh stop bull s’n with this qb battle and just give alex some reps. fukc like we pay yah bills give us a dress rehersal like everybody else…. do I think alex is the future no.. but i beleive he can help us win the division and put us in place to get an all star type free agent to want to play for the niners

  16. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  17. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    PUT IN JR BACA FROM NEW MEXICO!!!
    MOUNTAINTOP!!!!

  18. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    tp you think colin is better lmao… go kill your self. am i the only one who is noticing alex progression and the chemistry braylon edwards and him is building rite away. plus vernon had his best season 2009 led the TE in td receptions when alex smith started most of the season. if you a real niners fan you’ll look at the big picture…. Colin will put us in last place of the nfc west probably the whole nfl

  19. By furvuscorvus on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    you should never had gotten this new coach andjust gotten rid of smith instead. now the defensive line is falling apart. you need some serious work and i don’t care how good you are at pracitce. those are the guys on your team that you know not a real NFL game where mistake can cost you a game and a good foothold for the rest of the season. this is sad. you will take five years to fix this.

  20. By 5f6a on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we get Josh Johnson after this season. As it stands all our QBs are pop-warner quality.

  21. By ny49er on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    put mc clown in there see watt he duz

  22. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like Hunter, BIG Time.

    Remember there a bunch of 2nd and 3rd team guys playing most of this game.

    Go Niners it should be a fun year.

  23. By ny49er on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    we have to get luck in the next draft thats harbough’s boy

  24. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  25. By ninerfan4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    this is an absolute disgrace

  26. By niner4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    good 1 TP! but you said his name now he will be one here in a heartbeat! hahahahaha!

  27. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    For those of us that need a lesson in offense—IT starts with the O-LINE and we had nothing resembling one right now. No way I blame any of our QB’s and for those that do, let’s learn the game ok.

  28. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    we aint gettin lukc we aint gon be that bad this yr. we should trade alot of our draft pikcs even that extra 2nd rounder we got from cinci to move up to get him.

  29. By ny49er on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    i doubt it very much that we’ll win with alex he is not consistant

  30. By B.D. on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to what Tom Brady could do with the Niners O-line.

  31. By UNION CITY on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    these guys look bad….we need a qb bad and the 0-line is not holding up at all…..

  32. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    O-Line is horrible just dread awful sad. go Rams cause thats who’s going to win the nfc west smdh

  33. By bobby on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    What is that smell coming from the bay,OH yea,It’s Alex.Whats he getting paid?

  34. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    we need to stop blaming our line there are qb’s who gets it done still. and with alex veteran knowledge plus his athletic scrambling skills there is no excuse why he cant make play happen

  35. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Wow I’m often amazed at how IGNORANT to the game some folks are, truly.

  36. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’m betting our TEAM the NINERS will be very competitive this year once we start all starters.

    I’m not giving up. Never Will.

    Go NINERS. IO like Harbaughs plan to play everyone now, it’s the correct thing to do.

  37. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    sum1 on Hyna status lol… your ignorant for calling ppl you dont know ignorant. there is things called reading the defense , blitz pikc up, hot reads, audibles. scrambling when the pokcet break down. dumb f*** did you ever play on a field or are you just talkin. Fact aaron rodgers had a horrible offensive line in 2009 made it to the play offs and still threw for over 3000 yds. fact Jay cutler has a horrible ol and the bears still made it to the nfc playoff championship. so whats your answer for that

  38. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Kdb I’m tired of losing every yr i bet a hundred to a gayder fan and to a steeler fan that we’ll make the play offs and we never do. I love the niners but show me sum10 so i can stop taking heat from my home boys who are all niner haters

  39. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I WILL KILL MYSELF IF I HAVE TO WATCH ALEXANDRIA SMITH LOOSE US GAMES ALL YEAR!! AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN

  40. By kimberley bardin on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    its only preseason folks. all of us true 9er fans will know that our team struggles to be consistent, at best. Its nice to win, its common to lose. But we are fans through and through. Some of you are getting all upset. Its preseason.

  41. By KDB on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I hear ya I want to win and I did play for the Cardinals the last year they were in St. Louis and yes, we stunk it up, Gene Stalings was the coach.

    I just want to win and and this is a team game and I don’t subscribe to all being alex’s fault.

    I’m out be back next week.

    Go NINERS.

  42. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I AGREE KDB, A FEW CRY BABY FANS, THEY WILL BE SAYING THINGS DIFFERENTLY WHEN REGULAR SEASON STARTS. THE TEXANS ARE A GOOD TEAM.

    LETS GO 49ERS>>

  43. By John Perez on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I WAS CHILLIN AT MY FAVORITE SPORT BAR IN HOUSTON “CHULAS” AND I FOUND MYSELF THINKING TO MYSELF “SO WHEN ARE MY NINERS GONNA PUT IN THE FIRST STRING OFFENSE?” AFTER TWO QUARTERS I LEFT TO PUKE AT MY HOME IN SHAME. WTF!!!!!

  44. By John Perez on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    FOR THOSE OF U WHO STILL HOPE ALEX IS GONNA BE OUR SAVIOR ALL I CAN IS “DONT DRINK THE KOOL AID” YET PLAY DEAD.

  45. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    IT IS PRESEASON, 9ERS ARE GOING TO BE FINE

  46. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Thats the only thing that gives me hope is that harbuagh is not doing the normal dress rehersal format and that texans look like they can be a superbowl contender hopefully one day our team will look dat good.

  47. By John Perez on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    WHO WANTS TO PLAY QB MUSICAL CHAIRS? CAN HARBAUGH STILL PLAY?

  48. By Michele on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Unbelievable Jim Harbaugh! STOP IT WITH THE ALEX SMITH TORTURE AND PUT COLIN KAEPERNICK IN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE GAME!!!! COME WHAT MAY! 49ERS WILL BE BETTER OFR FOR IT. JUST DO IT, THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE!!!

  49. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    stop hatin on alex lol…. i cant believe i’m saying that but honestly he’s our best option I just hope he’s consistent thats all we need is consistency

  50. By Michele on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nothing personal, ALEX SMITH is not good on the run or out of the pocket. we need a rushing QB, in that case COLIN KAEPERNICK is our best bet. Kaepernick needs NFL playing time, and polishing comes with playing time. Kapernick may look RAW, but he is our best bet. I am just tired of watching the same ol’ Alex Smith game in/game out. I do actually think Alex Smith is pretty consistent. We all know what to expect from him Don’t you? Change at QB is what we need. And we need it ASAP.

  51. By ChickenFriedRice on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Still the same ol’ Alex Smith. smdh

    If we start the season 0-3, what excuses are you gonna have next KDB?

    What’s up btw…long time

  52. By ChickenFriedRice on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Our O-line is horrific. But that’s to be expected in the preseason. It takes time for them to build camaraderie.

    We’ll see after the first 3-4 regular season games. By then, I’ll have a good idea what kind of team we’ll have in 2011

  53. By Tony on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great Job guys!!! Here we comes Luck!!!

  54. By SuperRon on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Dump Alex Smith and get a couple of offensive lineman that can protect a QB.

  55. By MIKe on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    This Team is terrible period…And where is the Creativity form their Head Coach, doesn’t he know he cant run the ball down the middle and expect to win games. Did he not watch tape from last season ” a run and a cloud of dust”…

  56. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    LONG BEACH- ALEX DIDNT HAVE TO BE OUR BEST OPTION AGAIN. THIS DUDE AINT A CAT WHY SHOULD HE GET 9 LIVES?

  57. By TP on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    IM NOT SAYING COLIN IS BETTER RIGHT NOW BUT YOUVE GOT TO ADMIT ALEX IS A JOKE. YED DORK NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING IF HE’S COMMITING TO WINNING!

  58. By ChickenFriedRice on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t wait til the season starts…so ALEX can be EXPOSED ONCE AGAIN.

    And since his contract has now been reduced to chump change, it will be easy to bench him.

  59. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    TP i totally agree. It was too many free agent qb’s. I’m still optimistic before they put colin in alex was 2/3 so its like wtf let him play. And I’m a be honest us fans never gave alex a fair shot he only played one full season. and I stand by this statement troy smith fkcd our playoff chances up if alex would of started we would of won against the rams. plus its alot of awesome rookie qbs in next yr draft. Lukc, moore, landry jones, etc…

  60. By ninerfan4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    can’t believe they game smith 5 million. should have given him the veteran minimum. he is awful.

  61. By mr. niner on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    i hate Alex Smith but the whole offense stunk up the place!!!! o line and qb’s but this is my thing why not sign Troy Smith back? its obvious hes better than Alex, Colin, and Josh! i do not like whats going on with the management! and they still aint pay our work horse Frank Gore smdh im gone

  62. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Another thing they is really starting no name, no stat, no sakc having parys harylson over 1st round draft pikc aldon smith. last time i chekced you draft automatic starters in the 1st round especially the top ten

  63. By ogre on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    and so it goes! we shall see-another down and out in three

  64. By HJN on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Not going to lose sleep over tonights game. niners are better, then their performance.

  65. By MIKE on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    ALEX SMITH JUST FLAT OUT SUCK’S. 2 MR BACA FROM NEW MEXICO YOU SAY IT IS ONLY PRESON. BUT IF ALEX HAS NOT GOT HIS HEAD OUT OF HIS A$$ IN THESE PRESEASON GAME THAT HE HAS PLAYED SO FAR. HE IS GOING TO PLAY THE SAME WAY IN THE REGULAR GAMES THIS YEAR LIKE HE HAS DONE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS. SO WHAT DOSE THAT TELL YOU MR BACA? MAYBE ONE DAY YOU WILL WAKE UP LIKE ALL OF US OTHER NINER FANS AND REALIZE THAT ALEX IS A WAST OF TIME.

  66. By MIKE on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    THE NINERS WILL NEVER WIN WITH ALEX AS OUR QB…. MAY BE MR BACA CAN TAKE HIS PLACE. SINE HE THINKS ALEX IS A KEEPER. THEN WE WILL ALL BOO HIM 2. THEN THE NINER WILL HAVE ANOTHER 10 YEAR’S OF REBUILDING.

  67. By RYAN D. on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    J. CLAUSEN FOR QB! SPREAD THE WORD! HE’S A CALI KID AND NEWTON IS MOST LIKELY GOING TO BE STARTING QB

  68. By niner4life on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    DAMN I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY 1 WHO HATED JR BACA FROM NEW MEXICO! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  69. By 49ersAllIn on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    The patriots went 10-34 against the lions. Does that mean the Patriots will suck this year? Calm down you little girls, its pre-season. Jimmy decided to mix up the order of the starters and the 2nd string. You act like he went all out or something. So what if Alex threw a pick, so what if Kaepernick isn’t looking like the future, support your team and stop crying my god. 2007 Patriots 0-4 preseason 2008 and they still went to the playoffs. Calm down you little girls and stop typing in caps. Stay faithful to the 49ers and support them, crybabies not wanted.

  70. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    MIke be ez bro I dont like alex either. but i aint got bash him either. Houston game planned. we didnt this wasnt a dress rehersal for us this was a evaluation of 2nd/ 3rd team starters against a super bowl conteder. so evey one calm down I’m watching the game for the 1st time rite now and its not as bad as the highlights made it. I spoke too soon myself. fkc warren sapp, marshall faulk, nfl network and all the media… Its niners on mine!!! All day like locs. If alex do have a break out season then what? Dont forget alex had a good season with mike martz as our offense cord. also colin throws inaccurate and sumtimes he put too much air on it.

  71. By 49ersAllIn on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I mean you guys really act as if we did an all out game plan on the houston texans. Why do you think Kaepernick is playing 1st string O-Line with 2nd string receivers against their starters? I mean jeez these young bucks giving up already don’t know much about football. This is way too funny. You bash alex smith and praise Kaepernick when Kaepernick threw a clear interception for a touchdown and Alex threw a pick after getting hit by #94 of the texans o-line. I’d still take Alex over Kaepernick and sit his behind down until he’s ready to go. Rather gamble Alex looking good or get beat up and look bad the whole season then to see another Alex Smith/David Carr story. *Notice that when Tom Brady gets the ball he doesn’t have to run or step up. Gets the ball, drop step, hitch and waits 10 seconds then throws ball* how many seconds we get? 1-2 seconds maybe?

  72. By Les on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    If this was a Dress Rehearsal it went perfect. The Niners all looked like they were wearing dresses tonight. Ugly.

  73. By Les on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Enough of Alex. This team needs way more that a QB.

  74. By 49ersAllIn on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    PS, I really hope Jim Harbaugh knows what he’s doing because this whole change up with the starters and 2nd strings really made him look bad.

  75. By gary potter on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    welcome AL this outfit will not have to trade a bunch of picks to get you. i can’t believe this game. no offense same old problems with right side of line, drops by open receivers. piss por job of coaching.

  76. By NorthLongBeach49erFanSinceBirth on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    this is preseason relax braylon didnt play, gore didnt play, davis didnt play.

  77. By 49ersAllIn on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Jim Harbaugh I hope your reading this, get your act straight, name your starters and stick with them as the first. Don’t do this change up ever again because it just makes you look dumb. Please, name your dang starters, stick with them, coach them, and win games even if its pre season. I don’t care how many accounts Mike or niners4life are making to bash this team, if anything they might be closet seahawks fan. Jim, stop horsing around and play your game the way it is to be played.

  78. By Godzilla1323 in Sac on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Give the offensive line a OB they would want to block for and they just might! The 49ers have how many TD’s with Alex at the helm this preseason? Please say we don’t have to suffer this all season long. Anybody else, please. A rookie or an old veteran………..Aaaaaaaa!

  79. By HJN on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am watching a replay of the game now, hey were not so bad. yea we need some work. but I seen some things to build on.

  80. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    you guys are to much, it is preseason, it does not count Alex and the team are going to be fine and ninerforlife, you should be called wienerforlife, all you do is cry and hate on our team. This was a test for our 2nd and 3rd string. The Texans are a very good team. Give it some time, we will be their too. Our team is growing. True faithful fans back the whole team. All I see is a bunch cry babies. have faith!

    Go 49ers>>>>>>>

  81. By gary potter on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    mlb : fyi offensive line was so called 1st string. no qb can be any good with that kind of protection

  82. By Jay Brown on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Another losing season…at least my Sundays will be free by October.

  83. By dan on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    theres a reason the stands are so damn empty………… theyve sent me atleast 5 seperate letters to try and get me to buy my seasons tickets again……….. what a joke

  84. By scott on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    come on leave alex alone know off line give time

  85. By mr. cool on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    yo man, don’t worry ’bout it. member last year? 4-0 preseason record, but not even w/ that the niners managed to get into the playoffs. I wouldn’t mind at all if the niners lost the last preseason game kuz its just preseason, as in games don’t kount, just providing experience for the rookies XD

  86. By z9ers on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    its a very simple game that has changed over the years. to win in the nfl you have to protect the qb and you have to pressure the qb. our o line is horrible and we cant pressure the qb. the only hope that we have is that through play calling we can pressure the qb or we are in trouble. you guys can talk about hot reads checks and if we had brady or rodgers or what ever but those qbs may be better than smith and may execute our offense better if they were here but they wouldnt make it through the year in one peice so it wouldnt matter. I just cant believe that this is the production we get from 3 first round picks, a second, and a probowler it is a discrace. I dont know how those guys as a unit can look at themselves in the mirror and say they are pro football players. STEP IT UP AND SHOW SOME SELF PRIDE!!!!!!

  87. By Wizard82 on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    They have A. Smith for the last time to take all the losses to be 0-16 so we can draft Andrew Luck, or grab some other mediocre Qb just as the brilliant strategy of obtaining David Carr, lmfao, good work Baalke, you’re not the one of the few who likes football at a detailed contrast of players. “I observe NFL players and their stats, personality, athleticism, and etc.. Hogwash

  88. By Wizard82 on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    We have two 1st rounders who are offensive lineman in their second year that are getting beat. $$$$ are they worth it? or in time? one day? hope?

  89. By abe37 on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I just hope Harbaugh is doing all these things to see exactly what he has in his players.. Maybe hes not showing all his cards and he doesnt care about winning these meaningless games.. but still the whole team did not play well at all… As for Alex, I wouldnt mind having a bigger name QB but this is what we have and hes our best QB in our roster.. To put Kap in this season as #1 QB wouldnt be the smartest thing to do.. He needs a yr or two of learning an NFL system.. Did u guys see how Bad the Pats looked today?? There Oline did not block for Brady and the Offense only scored 10 points,.. Vs the LIONS!! 9ers need to come together and they will… GO 49ERS!!

  90. By no name on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    that o-line is having problems

  91. By Jay on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Lets start Kaeperick, oh wait nevermind

  92. By Tarcules on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Coach made the right move on this game leaving in the 2nds, it puts max pressure on them to perform. This is where they will prove themselves. The Oline is terrible Lupati & Co getting burned because attackers know where the QB is (nonmobile) Montana had the play action down, Smith stands at same place down after down. The Texan QBs all had the play action down and niner secondary bit on it many times. This must be corrected by a mobile QB so that the attackers dont continue to bull rush the same spot, ya think they have Smith’s Numba? HELLO? Anyone listening?

  93. By Gamebreaker76 on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I Know this is pre-season but???? Like I said before Alex Smith will crash and burn. Is he post to be a season player???????? Please someone hit me now lol!!!! The off. number was not good at all. I still going to give this coach a chance and inprove the niners off. Harbaugh if you care about your fans. Ya better do something quick about the off. The def. did good turning the ball over 3 time. Please work on the off. Your QB should be issue 1!!!! AND DRILL IT INTO THERE HEAD WHAT THEY ARE POST TO DO!!!!

  94. By shon on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    It seems like there are some people here that dont know football at all. You want to see the 9ers win, no matter what. Let me explain. NFL teams are about to have to trim their rosters….significantly. JH has not had a full offseason to evaluate talent. SO he needed to get a clearer picture of who to keep. The best evaluation tool was “game” film against a good team. The O line was terrible. I dont aggree with the criticism of Alex last night. He was running for is life.period.

  95. By 49erlove on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    It’s really a shame that the niners are still faced with this QB situation!!!Everyone has an opinion and I have mine,Alex IS NOT A GOOD QB !!! he cant be coached,everyone that keeps saying it’s just preseason are fools,I played football and I wanted to win all the damn time even in practice,so don’t keep making an excuse that its just preseason,if that was the case then the other teams would’nt be blitzing a hundred times a game,THE MEMO IS OUT BLITZ ALEX ,WITH EVERYTHING YOU GOT,CAUSE HE NOT A PLAYMAKER.For those who want to compare whats going on in SAN FRAN to New England (Brady)watch him on the sidelines when things are going bad look how he responds to other players making bad plays,he’s a leader thats why he’s a CHAMPION!!!!! so dont get the two mixed up .Rodgers is goo he’s a slap in our face evrytime ,now everytime he wins a game and now a Championship we would always think WHAT IF!!!!.Lets move on from Alex.

  96. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I AGREE WITH YOU SHON, COACH HARBAUGH IS A GREAT COACH AND HE IS EVALUATING THE TEAM TO SEE WHO HE IS GOING TO KEEP. ALEX AND THE TEAM ARE GOING TO PUT ALL THESE 49ER HATERS TO SHAME THIS SEASON. MAYBE WIENER4LIFE AND THE REST OF YOU 49ER HATERS WILL JOIN THE ALEX BANDWAGON THIS SEASON AND STOP THE HATE AND YOUR CRYING. WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR WHOLE TEAM. LIKE I HAVE SAID IN THE PAST, IF YOU CANT BE NICE AND SUPPORT OUR TEAM, IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO. YA VASTA!

    GO 49ERS

  97. By John Perez on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I DONT CARE WHAT ANYBODY SAYS PLAYING MUSICAL CHAIRS AT QB IN THE SECOND HALF MAKE HARBAOUGH LOOK LIKE THE TRUE ROOKIE NFL HC HE IS.

  98. By John Perez on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    ALEX SMITH INSPIRES NO CONFIDENCE IN NINER FANS. WITH EVERY SNAP OF THE BALL ONE JUST HOPES HE DOESNT CHOKE AGAIN.

  99. By Monica on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Our offense couldn’t even score 1 touchdown, just like in the New Orleans game. I’m tired of hearing this is just pre-season, we have new personnel, etc. etc. This is Alex’s 7th season as an NFL QB yet he hasn’t looked any better than Colin the rookie. Our 1st string needs all the practice they can get and playing other teams would help, yet we focus on the backups. I hope we don’t see a repeat of 2005. Our division rivals have all had pretty good scores in their pre-season games, at least they can put some points on the board. If this was a “dress rehearsal” as Coach put it, then we’re in for an ugly season.

  100. By Corey on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I HAVE NOTICED THAT OUR QB ‘S ONLY DO A 2 TO 3 STEP DROP
    WHICH GIVES THE D LINE LESS DISTANCE TO RUSH AND ALOWS THEM
    TO GET THEIR HANDS UP AND BAT THE BALL WHICH WE SE A LOT.

    WE HAVE 2 ATHLETIC QBS, IF THEY HAVE MORE SPACE TO SEE WHATS GOING, ON THEY CAN MAKE BETTER READS, OR HAVE THE OPTION
    TO RUN . LOOK AT THE OTHER MOBILE QBS IN THE NFL AND TEEL ME IM WRONG.

  101. By NinersWin2011 on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    It is apparent that most of you have not really paid attention to the 49ers situation over the last 6 years. It is impossible to be successful when you have had to, PLAY FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR’S IN YOUR FIRST 6 YEARS. Tonight the O line was absolutely TERRIBLE WITHOUT EXAGGERATION. Peyton Manning or Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers could have done no better. It is harbaughs first time in the NFL and his idea tonight was a terrible idea. The only good thing that will come out of this is,we can only hope that we NAME THE STARTERS AND LET THEM PLAY AS GROUP IN PRACTICE AND EVEN THE LAST USELESS PRESEASON GAME OF THE YEAR. I would be curious to see how successful any of you Alex haters would be in your job if every year you had to start over and learn something new again and again and again and again. The other positive that hopefully we can take from this is our play calling was equal to that of a college coaching staff. If they are for whatever reason calling everthing so vanilla as to hope to surprise everyne when the real season starts then lets hope that was or is there plan. For the O-Line to not be able to pick up 4 man stunts and switches was really scary. Dont hate the player, dont hate the team, just hope the play calling gets up to an NFL caliber level

  102. By Les on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Some of you bloggers just don’t seem to care if we win or lose, pre-season or not. You remind me of some parents sitting in the High School gym watching a basketball game with the attitude of..”Oh well, it doesn’t matter if our team wins, as long as the kids all get to play and have a good time”. To that I say “show me someone who doesn’t mind losing, and I will show you a born loser”. Sports are about winning and to keep saying each week it doesn’t matter is Elementary School crap. Produce a winning team or you stands will be empty except for the few “Born Losers”. The 49er fans have waited verrrry patiently for a winning team and I see nothing so far to expect it this year.

  103. By scott on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    come on les are really a 49er fan it is preseason. we will see when the season starts.

  104. By Dugovic on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sems tome

  105. By Dugovic on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    49ers friends
    ,seams to that BACA is spokesmen to the management. Well .that is stupid.

  106. By alex_fn_smith on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    i usually dont do this,i just say whats on my mind,and dont pay attention to what other people say but….ARE YOU GUYS STUPID!!! alex smith is not just going to become a hall of fame quarterback!!!

  107. By alex_fn_smith on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    he just doesnt have what it takes!!! and im glad we suck! and in my opinion i think its on purpose,i think harbaugh wants alex to fail….because were getting luck next draft….duuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

  108. By alex_fn_smith on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    btw thank you les

  109. By alex_fn_smith on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    i think the only chance we have of doing anything this year,is to go retrieve troy smith again,let him start the season,and in my opinion if we did that….the hell with andrew luck,we wont even need him

  110. By alex_fn_smith on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    im still dumbfounded that we let a great young quarterback,with tons of potential slip through our fingers,thanx a lot singletary with ruining our team more than t.o. ever did

  111. By HJN on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey its not all on alex, were times he could have handed the receivers the ball and they would have droped it, sure he made mistakes,some were due to the lack of time he had. yea the team needs work,but its not a lost cause.

  112. By ninerfan4life on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    bottom line folks. besides the qb there’s enough talent on this team to easily win the division. until we get a qb we are going to continue to suck. harbaugh “over valued” smilth from the very beginning. everything from giving him a playbook prior to the lockout to signing him to a 5 million dollar contract. also, harbaugh “over values” practices. i’m sick of hearing “he had a great practice”. your own teammates flying around during practice (even during contact) in completely different than going against another team. we’re on the brink of another losing season. we could have gone after kolb, mcnabb, young, johnson, etc. all whom are better options than smith. its just insane that here we are again …. the the 7th year in a row .. with no qb.

  113. By jayinthebay on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    the o line is definitely the problem, cant expect anything out of the qbs until they perform. Alex smith will definitely be the starter, and we gotta support him. Dont really like the guy myself, but he is our only chance for some Ws in the season. Alex Smith is temporary, end of story. So stop acting like he will be the long term solution for us, im sure this will be the last season he plays with the 49ers. He lacks leadership skills, and we need a qb that can provide us that…

  114. By bobby on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Alex has broke my football loving heart for many seasons,I’m a lifelong niner fan and think even Jeff Garcia could come back and do circles around Alex,even at his age.

  115. By Dugovic on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well seam to me that 49ers,preparing for college games.Coaching have disadvantage never coaching in NFL.When season started it will be 10times tufter game. Harbaugh it not comprehending that from coach position.Advise Harbaugh,sad,that performing was defense yesterday, may differ from coach?I like offense,because they where most prepared,minus QB.defense play just zone.

  116. By albert on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    hey i hear they r try to get rid of tebow how about trying him atleast for second string cause we need help at that position.go niners

  117. By jrparker on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Harbaugh has a history of not showing the competition his hand. So I wouldn’t be surprised if the 49ers lose our last exhibition game as well.

  118. By jrparker on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    In defense of Alex Smith, look how bad Tom Brady did against the Lions when he didn’t get the protection he needed.

  119. By HJN on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well lets se what happens next week, I realy like kap needs more experience he has game

  120. By Les on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I believe the tone will be set on Opening Day against the Seahawks. How we come out of that game will mean a lot for the rest of the 49er playesrs and fans. Go Niners. Last year we rolled into Seattle undefeated in pre-season and got our butts handed to us and we just never recovered from that punch in the face. Pay back would really mean a lot.

  121. By cali559 on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Our O line is just terrible! We can’t blame Alex for everything. He doesn’t have no time to throw the ball! Preseaon or not, we cannot play like that! Joe Staley, yea I’m calling you out, got tore up yesterday! You only block when your want. It’s just sad and pathetic!!!!! Bought tickets for the home opener and looking to sell them. Any buyers? Look on Ebay!

  122. By Beaver1 on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    How is it possible that we have a QB with 7 years exp, and we are still trying to figure if he can play well enough, of all of the QBs adv this year, Vince Young, Kolb, not mention the draft, will someone tell the front-office that you go nowhere without a QB.

  123. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    ALL OF YOU THAT SAY THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BAD SEASON ARE TOTALLY WRONG. COACH HARBAUGH IS NOT SHOWING HIS BEST TILL REGULAR SEASON. OUR TEAM IS GOING TO BE AWESOME. WE DON’T NEED LUCK, WE HAVE FAITH!

    GO 49ERS>>>>>>>

  124. By KDB on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not wondering if Aqlex cqn play, heck he’s proven he can play. In fact, why did he rank 1st then 3rd in the Red Zone last year in the entire NFL? Gee I wonder, because when given the time that EVERY OTHER good QB in the NFL has, he get’s it done.

    If your blaming Alex for the past 7years then you rteally need to LEARN THE GAME, TRULY you do and I’m very serious.

    Harbaugh is looking over everyone and REMEMBER Bill Walsh’s first yr he went???2-12, ok.

    Relax I really don’t want to have to feed too much CROW but Geeez, let’s talk after the first 5 games. If we are 2-3 or 0-5 then scrap everyone, but I thinking we will be 3-2, my pick.

    Go NINERS.

  125. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    AMEN, BROTHER KDB, YOU SAID IT

  126. By Eddie on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Les, i agree with you. Seahawks/division will be a good test. Alex Smith must step up and play well for us to have a chance. If he falters, we are in trouble.

    To all the Alex Smith haters and lovers. A fact is he had 6years/OC’s under his belt and he didnt produced. Regardless of the offensive line, coordinators, and new playbook, he still had plenty of years to shine for the 49ers. I never played college ball, but i bet if you give me 6yrs we would have a winning team. I am tired of excuses, it is time to produce. And what better way to start of the season with the Seahawks – a team who smashed us last year. It is time for payback and take the division. And I am tired of the ESPN/NFL Network bashing our division. It is a good division. I believe this division sent a few teams to the SB in the last 10yrs. Can’t be too weak! Go 49ers!

  127. By Mannco on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yea, with a q.b. rating of “2”, I’ m really losing patience with Alex. It’s true he’s had different off. coordinators about every year he’s been with the team, including this year and a new coach and new system with barely 1 month of practice, but I guess the offensive line has a lot to do with his performance too. So, I look at the last 2 years of pre-season and the 9ers record is 7 wins, 1 loss…Hmm…and they didn’t do well in the regular season. I’ve seen teams lose all pre-season and they go and win 11- 13 games and win the division! While it’s painful to watch Alex play at times , Harbaugh better shore up that O-line. This will be the last chance[year] Alex Smith has to redeem himself as the starting q.b. of the the 9ers. Harbaugh is not showing his hand in pre-season and I believe they need another month of practice and games to really get a grasp of Harbaughs system. I will save judgement on the team by game 4, one quarter through the season, they should be 3-1… or 2-2 at the worse. If Alex looks flat or can’t score, I can see Kaep. taking over q.b. at mid-season if he continues to improve. Just hope the O-line improves.

  128. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    In 2010 Alex had 2370 yards with 14 Touchdowns at an 82.1 percent rating. He was ranked second in the Red Zone, that is better the most of your best quarter backs in the NFL. I believe that this is going to be Alex Smith’s season. Once the O-Line gets better, we will be fine. Alex deserves another shot now that he has a real good coaching staff. He has the opportunity to learn from the best. This is going to be our season, have faith in our team.

    Go 49ers>>>>>>>

  129. By Gamebreaker76 on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I am telling this now Alex Smith is not going to get us to the promise land and no super bowl ring. And the true niner fans understand this. Ya can’t someone for seven year that he don’t want to learn. And I am a true niner fan! So all on the alex smith fan need to get off! We will not win with him at QB!!! I do understand what the coach is doing but is it going to cost him his job in the future????

  130. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE GAMEBREAKER76, I HAVE BEEN A TRUE FAITHFUL 49ER FAN SINCE 1975 AND I BELIEVE LIKE 95 PERCENT OF ALL 49ER FAITHFUL FANS THAT ALEX IS GOING TO DO REAL GOOD THIS SEASON. YOU ARE JUST A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF NEGATIVE FANS. TRUE 49ER FANS WILL ALWAYS BACK THE WHOLE TEAM, NOT JUST A FEW. ALEX SMITH IS GOING TO BE OUR QUARTER BACK THIS SEASON LIKE IT OR NOT. AND HE IS GOING TO BE GREAT WITH THE HELP OF A GREAT COACH. AND IF IT IS GOD’S WILL, WE WILL BE SUPERBOWL CONTENDERS!

  131. By jmillz on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I cant beleive these people, callin themselves niner fans and no nothing about football. Jim Harbauhg hasnt even had a chance to coach a regular season game yet and you people act like the season is over. this is preseason! come week 1, i hope you fake niner fans remember all the stupid negative comments you made. I would rather go 0-4 and get off to a great start in the regular season, then to go 4-0, and start the reg season 0-5. winning these games does not matter. there not even close to calling plays from the play book, he’s showing the league nothing, thats part of the plan.

  132. By PAninersfan on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    like i said before, we will suck in the preseason. and we will be pretty good in regular season. jim is just trying to feel out the team in the preseason, thats why he is changing up the players. some of you people act like you will do sooooo much better coaching the players. lol. why would you want to see the niners go all out in the preseason? if we would do that, that would be really bad. think about it, if we went all out in preseason that gives teams something to study when we face them. so yh like i said we will suck in preseason an do pretty good in regular. GO NINERS!!!!!! PS just be happy there is football to watch.

  133. By 49erWayz on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Offense of Line Sucks Man… We need more time for our receivers and Quarter Backs.. F u c ken Block MANNNN!!!! Jonathan Goodwin or Adam Synder one of the two should play right guard or tackle because those two other guys who I’m not even gonna mention their names in the waste of my breathe should be cut and not given the chance to develop.. Like MIke Singletary said, YOU’RE IN THE NFL NOW

  134. By 49erWayz on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Pretty Soon, I’m going to say F U C K THE NINERS

  135. By HJN on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Dam wayz what a loss, can that happen soon real soon. you sound like raiders material anyway.

  136. By KDB on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    If your blaming Alex for the past 7years then you REALLY and TRULY need to LEARN THE GAME, TRULY you do. It’s called a TEAM game for a reason.

    Agreed he needs to get moving now but, no Free Agent would have fared better here with all of these paper tiger coaches, PERIOD.

    Let’s talk after the first 5, if he’s to blame then put Collin in, really but not yet, he’s too green and our Line wis where it all boils down.

    remember the the Saints game last year? yeah, fumble Delainie Waker who you can can now, he ALWAYS drops the big easy catches, ALWAYS. Fumbled punt by Adams, after Alex put the team on his back and tied it up in the last seconds.

    Eagles, Alex’s fumble yes his fault but again, he drove them down twice, so to sit there and crucify him just shows how off you are.

    Let’s see how we start before you go bagging on the oreseason. Football 101 for many here NEEDED.

  137. By jimboninr on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    If Alex is SO BAD then somebody needs to step up and explain why so many different HC’s and so many different OC’s have stuck with this guy. Sure seems like alot of different eyes have had a look and had the opportunity to dump this guy but they all stick with him. I’m just sayin. There has to be something this guy has. I actually give Alex a lot of credit for putting up with and being loyal to all you SO CALLED 9er fans. I read these things and swear I’m on a Raider site.

  138. By Les on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s change the subject for a while. What is going on with Crabtree?? A foot problem?? Are his feelings hurt? He doesn’t seem like he is ever healthy. Did he have these issues in college? Cmon man play the game. A player can play if he is “hurt” but not if he is “injured”. I hope he is not like Randy M. who would not “play” in a Raider uniform.

  139. By KDB on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Right on Jim!!!!!!!

    ALMOST NONE of us have ANY business critiqueing players in the NFL. Especially these NEGATIVE folks that probably never palyed a down in the NFL.

    That’s like telling an accountant you can’t do that and you know because you wash dishes for a living, but you know umbers–LOL!!!!!!

    I am staying postive at least for the first 5 games, then we’ll C.

    Late.

  140. By KDB on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I promise to work on my spelling ha ha!!!!!!!!!

  141. By MIKE on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I love when people like KDB and mr BACA think that they KNOW every thing about the ninners. Especialy when KDB said that Alex smith best year was when Mike Wartz was the OC. I think that he needs to do HIS home work. HIS better YEAR was when NORV TUNNER was the OC. KDB think about what you are going to TYPE and KNOW YOUR STATS before you say any thing. SMART GUY…..

  142. By PAninersfan on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    49erwayz, if you say that then your not a real fan. go to the lions since they look good in the PRESEASON. lol. ur name can be lionways. at least ur name tells the truth bro. LIE IN WAYS. LOL

  143. By PAninersfan on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    my bad lionwayz. the name tells it all.

  144. By sandi on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I know it is pre season, but how can a veteran QB throw 2 for 6 and ONLY 17 yards…..really a 5 million dollar QB?? I think congress and Niners have something in common! Dont have to prove yourself and still get a hugh salary……I have been a Niners fan since 1970’s I am so disappointed in the choices they have made in the last 8 years!

  145. By JR Baca in New Mexico on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I HAVE BEEN A 9ER FAITHFUL SINCE 1975 AND YOUR RIGHT SANDI, THEY HAVE MADE BAD CHOICES IN THE PAST AND RIGHT NOW WE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH OUR O-LINE, BUT IT WILL CHANGE DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. THIS SEASON IS GOING TO BE A WINNING SEASON, WE HAVE TO HAVE FAITH IN OUR COACHING STAFF AND OUR TEAM. LETS STAY POSITIVE AND HAVE FUN WATCHING OUR TEAM WIN THIS SEASON! Go SF49ers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  146. By PAninersfan on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    cant wait to see how we do in the regular season. i dont care how we look in the preseason. i got faith that we will open up peoples eyes. last year we was the favorites and this year we are not really talked about. but i say look out!!!!!! dont think that we will be a easy win bc YOU WILL BE WRONG!!!! GO NINERS!!!!!!

  147. By KDB on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    JR- keep up the great support.

    Go Niners. Everyone will be much happier when we start winning there’s just no doubt.

    I’ve always said Alex’s best yr was with Norv. That’s all you’ll get here.

  148. By KDB on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    Oh and I also said that I’d be the first one to bench Alex if he craps the bed as well. Additionaly, I’d bench Gore or anyone else who isn’t performing, that’s what happens on this level and let’s not exclude the O-Line.

    Just like Rachel said in the paper. “The teams goes on offense as well as we the o-line goes.”

    That’s pretty much Football 101 from pop warner all the way up and I just find it hard to understand how folks can just go and cut that part of it out, Truly makes no sense for those that Blame the kid wearing #11. Add to the fact that he just recently has received a stable of weapons and was running for his life.

    He also made mistakes but who hasn’t. And no, I wish I knew it all but I don’t, but I do know the game pretty well, I just don’t try and let my emotions get in the way, most of the time of what’s black and white.

  149. By sdakota9er on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    KDB I couldn’t agree with u more…..this isn’t standout pop warner football or high school football……we have a great coach that needs time and in time we will be fine…..he has proven that in college. it is just good to see a QB coach that isn’t going any ware as soon as he gets smith on the right track….last year we ran the ball up the middle…to left…to the right..beat gore into the ground….then had Davis run a slant on 3rd and long and have to make a play in double coverage…….every game….every series……no play action…no WR screens…nothing creative…….just simple football that todays D can easily defend……its preseason, coach isn’t going to show what we r going to run as an O….but he needs to play everyone to find the best players……thats my opinion…..p.s…..don’t check my spelling!

  150. By Tarcules on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    GO NINERS!!!!!!!

  151. By Tarcules on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    FB group: Alex Smith please NO Interceptions!

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