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Live Blog: 49ers vs. Giants

Posted by Scott Kegley on January 22, 2012 – 2:31 PM

Today marks the eighth NFC Championship game held at Candlestick Park, the most out of any NFL stadium. Add to the history between the 49ers and Giants in the playoffs and this game has all the makings of a great contest.

The 49ers beat the Giants back in Week 10, but both teams have changed significantly since then. Frank Gore was banged up and held to 0 yards rushing while Bradshaw was out for New York. Both running backs are healthy this time around.

It will be interesting to see how the weather effects the game. They rolled the tarp off about 2 and a half hours before the start of the game so the field should be relatively dry when the game starts. It was pouring this morning, but as of 1:30, the rain has tapered off.

Stay tuned for the inactives and updates throughout the game.


49ers – QB Scott Tolzien, WR Ted Ginn, CB Shawntae Spencer, FB Moran Norris, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person, NT Ian Williams

Giants – WR Ramses Barden, RB Da’Rel Scott, LB Mark Herzlich, C Jim Cordle, DE Justin Trattou, DT Jimmy Kennedy, T James Brewer


Hunter fielded the short kickoff and returned it to the 23. The Giants had one the toss and deferred. The 49ers normally kickoff to start the game. Gore picked up a first down on an improvised play. He caught Smith’s pass and reversed his field to the right side and dove for the sticks. Mike Iupati had his ankle rolled up and was replaced by Rachal. Smith’s third down pass was behind Gore and the 49ers had to punt. The 49ers…as usual…had great coverage on the punt and Spillman brought down Blackmon at the 16.

Eli Manning’s first down pass was well behind Nicks and it didn’t look like it was tipped. Give that one to the weather. After missing his first two passes, Manning threw a strike to Cruz over the middle for a gain of 12 and a first down. On third and long, Manning converted once again, hitting Nicks for a gain of 10 against the coverage of Rogers. Ray McDonald ended the Giants’ success on third down, forcing a fumble by Manning. The 49ers couldn’t recover though, but the Giants lost 13 yards and had to punt. Williams returned it to the 27.

On the second play of the drive, Smith hit Vernon Davis on a go route and Davis outran everyone for a 73-yard touchdown. Davis’ foot was really close to the line and the play was reviewed, but upheld.

49ers 7 – Giants 0

Manning hit Nicks on third down. It was a low pass, but Nicks made a nice catch for the first down. Nicks was shaken up on the play though and got some attention on the sideline. On 3rd and short, Manning’s pass was incomplete for Manningham. The Giants offense stayed on the field on 4th down, but Jacobs was stopped short and the 49ers took over at their own 34.

Hunter tossed the ball to Williams on a reverse on first down. Williams couldn’t handle it, but the 49ers were fortunate to recover after a loss of 10. Smith’s pass on 3rd and 14, was well behind Williams and nearly intercepted along the left sideline. Lee didn’t get a favorable bounce on the punt as it rolled out of bounds around the 30.

Manning’s pass on first down was incomplete for Nicks who was back in. On 2nd down, Jacobs rumbles straight ahead for a gain of 4.

Standout Stat: The Giants possessed the ball for 10:07 of the first quarter, but the big play to Davis stands as the differences.

Highlight Reel: Alex Smith and Vernon Davis are clicking right now and Smith hit the speedy tight end for a 73-yard gain down the right sideline.

Put it in Perspective: While Manning has struggled with deep passes so far, Alex Smith was on target to Davis. The Giants have been very good on 3rd down so far and the 49ers defense must do a better job of getting them off the field. Manning is one of the best on third down though so that will be a stat to watch throughout the game.


Manning hit Cruz who had a step on Rogers. It was thrown short which was fortunate otherwise it may have gone for a touchdown. Cruz picked up 36 on the play. Manning converted on third down once again, finding Cruz over the middle. Bear Pascoe caught Manning’s pass on 2nd down for a 6-yard touchdown.

49ers 7 – Giants 7

Kyle Williams returned the kickoff to the 22. Smith hit Williams on 3rd and 2. The Giants were called for illegal hands to the face, but Williams made the catch anyway.  The 49ers took the extra yard on the penalty and got the first down. After taking some shots down the field, the 49ers run the ball up the middle on two consecutive plays for another first down. Davis was called for a personal foul after he tried to break up Anthony Davis and Boley. The 49ers still had a first and 10, but backed up 10 yards. The 49ers gave the ball to Gore for two more carries and the bell cow moved the chains once again. Smith scrambled up the middle, but was stopped short. Harbaugh went for it on 4th and 2…but ended up just trying to draw the Giants offside. Lee came on to punt. Blackmon signaled for the fair catch, but was called for not doing it correctly and the Giants had to back up to their own 19.

The Giants moved the ball effectively to start the drive. Rogers slipped on a pass to Nicks for a first down along the right sideline. Bowman and McDonald dropped Manning on 3rd and 2 to force a punt. The 49ers took over at the 16 with 2:51 remaining in half.

The 49ers appeared content to run out the clock, waiting until the two minute warning and following it up with a Gore run. Smith scrambled on third down and the Giants had to burn two of their timeouts. Lee got off a booming punt and Grant brought down Blackmon at the 36.

Manning hit Cruz over the middle to get to the SF 49. Manning got Crux again against Rogers. Cruz ran a short slant and picked up 11. Cruz mad a circus catch for a gain of 17. It’s all Cruz on this drive as he caught yet another pass down to the 12. Tynes hit a 31-yard field goal.

Giants 10 – 49ers 7

Williams returned the kick and the first half expired.

Standout Stat: This game has come down to who can covert better on third down. The Giants are 5-9 and the 49ers are 0-4.

Highlight Reel: I can’t say there really was one for the 49ers in this quarter. The 49ers had a good drive going, but were set back after the penalty against Davis.

Put it in Perspective: The Giants will get the ball to start the second half and it will be important that the 49ers keep it at a one-score game. They need to do a better job on third downs, both on offense and on defense. Cruz has picked apart the 49ers defense and already has 125 receiving yards.


After a touchback, Bradshaw broke a run out to the right side for a gain of 9 on 1st down, but lost a yard on 2nd down. Manning tried to hit Bradshaw on a screen, but he dropped the pass when he saw the defense closing. That’s a great three and out to start the half.

Smith didn’t have anyone open on first down and was dropped by Pierre-Paul and Tuck for the first sack of the game. The 49ers were aided by an illegal contact penalty which gave the 49ers a first down at the 32. Hunter got the toss and then cut back the opposite way for a gain of 14 and a first down. Smith was flushed from the pocket and tried to hit Walker, but the pass was knocked down. Lee’s punt was downed at the 7.

Guess who on first down? Curz picked up right where he left off with a gain of 6 followed by a gain of 11. On 3rd and 5, the 49ers had good coverage and Manning had to throw it away. Williams had a crease on the punt return, but slipped at the 47.

On 2nd down, the Giants secondary had turned their backs leaving Gore wide open in the flat. Smith hit him for a gain of 24 down to the 28. Smith then hit Davis down the left sideline for a 28-yard score. The ball was perfectly thrown in between the corner and the safety.

49ers 14 – Giants 10

Nicks gained 15 yards on 1st down on a crossing route over the middle. Ray McDonald got to Manning once again (2.5 today) and forced the punt.

Smith dumped the ball off to Gore on 3rd down, but he couldn’t pick up the first and the 49ers go three and out. Bowman dropped Blackmon asat the 27 as the 49ers had excellent coverage yet again.

On 3rd down, Goldson and Brown collided as they were going for the interception. They both had a shot at it and Brown stayed down after taking a brutal hit. Brown got back up and was helped to the sideline. It’s a great sign that he didn’t need the cart. Williams fair caught the punt at the 12.

Gore had a nice run up the middle to start the drive, picking up 11. Walker made his first catch since coming back from a broken jaw, gaining 77. Canty was called for a personal foul, tacking on 15 yards.

Standout Stat: Vernon Davis has two catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Highlight Reel: Alex Smith is at his best when he looks for Davis. His throw was right in between the safety and corner for a 28-yard score.

Put it in Perspective: The 49ers enter the fourth quarter with a 4-point lead…15 minutes away from a ticket to the Super Bowl. The Giants are an explosive team and could certainly come back. The 49ers need to be able to pound the ball on the ground and control the ball with an efficient passing game.


Dixon was stopped for no gain on 3rd and 1. Lee’s punt hung up in the air and was fair caught at the 20.

Rogers came on a blitz, but read the screen to Bradshaw and dragged him down from behind for no gain. Aldon Smith dropped Manning on 2nd down for a loss of 5. Aldon got pressure again on third down as the 49ers rushed just three. Manning looked like he didn’t want to get hit again and quickly threw it away. Williams let the ball bounce in front of him and was downed at the 29. The Giants challenged that Williams touched the ball. The call was reversed and the Giants took over at the 29. The 49ers blitzed on third down, but it was picked up and Manning hit Nicks for a gain of 14. The Giants were backed up after a holding penalty against Baas. On 3rd and 15, Manning hit Manningham for a 17-yard touchdown.

Giants 17 – 49ers 14

That’s it for the blog as we have to run down to the field. Follow @49ers on Twitter for updates.

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358 Responses to “Live Blog: 49ers vs. Giants”

  1. By Basil on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    is D Walker playing today? read a post that said he was ?

  2. By slayyyyerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Who’s got it better than us?


  3. By 2xCrucial on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Is Ted Ginn in? I hope so. Let’s go 49ers!!

  4. By Blake Maria on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    9ers we love you! Let’s do this guys!!(:

  5. By Bamp Chailey on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    No, Ted Ginn is inactive tonight.

  6. By Anthony Louder on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  7. By bobcat2u on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We’ve been waiting a long time for the return of the glory days, lets get it done. I’ve got an empty spot on my championship hat just waiting for that sixth Super Bowl patch.

  8. By Pini on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Your faithfull fan from Israel. Let’s beat the Giants!
    9ers 4ever

  9. By Roy M on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Left my heart in SF. Go Niners from Abq. Who’s got it better than us? Nobody!

  10. By lohn medina on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    the 49er organization is a winner win or loose today john brodie; jim plunker steave debug; joe montana ;steave young ALEX SMITH AND ALL OUR GREAT DEFENIVE GUYS OVER THE YEARS;;;;;;A NEW DINESTY HAS BEGUN ……LOVE YOU ALL …ALWAYS A 49er faithfull

  11. By Denise Rogers on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s been a long time coming and the 49er Faithful have been patient. Let’s get ‘er done!

  12. By KristyC on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Go NINERS!!!! We have the defense do not mess it up!!!!! We have this boys lets go

  13. By El Semental de 93.3 La Raza on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    ARRRE! Covertura especial en 93.3 La Raza con tu compa El Semental! I hope it’s a BAY AREA CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

  14. By gary potter on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    how many niner faithful believe this was possible 1yr ago?? hats off to coach JH and entire team. we will prevail.
    go niners

  15. By immortal9ER$ on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    like the new look for the empire state building( RED & GOLD), GO NINERS BABY

  16. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Alex. Just manage the game. No turnovers. Let the other Smiths: Aldon, Justin and Reggie win it for us

  17. By RDubbe on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Watching the Ravens kicker makes me sick. Sure GLAD we have AKERS!!!!

  18. By Armed Patriot on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Patriots vs 9ers… Oh hell ya!!! Rush had it right so far. Go 9ers!!!

  19. By 49ers Superbowl Bound on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  20. By jeff on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    What station is the game on in the SF Bay Area?

  21. By jav´s the auror on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    it sucks that ted ginn is not playing…

  22. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    D. Walker is playing Ginn is out.

  23. By ki6ada on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Go Niners Lets get to Indy!!

  24. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    No matter who wins this game, Jim Harbagh gets my vote for President. He’s someone I know can turn things around

  25. By don burgess on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    niner faithful stand be counted get loud goooo niners

  26. By Nannette on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    NINER NATION ROCKIN’ THE STICK TODAY….GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. By Holden on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    whats the score??

  28. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wow 49er Faithful, what a good feeling! It has been a loooooooong dry season! So good to be back in the Championship game!!! NOBODY’s got it better than us!!!

  29. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OK special teams do your stuff!

  30. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  31. By Sher Graham on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  32. By Rameeko on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s raining. Go Defense!

  33. By forresjm on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone know who won the coin toss

  34. By Pini on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah baby!!! Davis my man! go go Niners!

  35. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    That’s OK Vernon – the celebration was well worth it!!!!!!!!!!

  36. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thats how its done Alex keep it up.

  37. By Roob Dogg on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    way to go alex and VD! lets keep it going! gooooo niners!

  38. By NOBODY! on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    What BS, the Lambeau Leap has more chances to maim or injust then standing next to a cameraman! No Fun League strikes again

  39. By NOBODY! on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    AND THATS THE GAME BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. By NOBODY! on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kinda feel for the Giants gonna be a LONNNG day

  41. By Just Wondering on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Uh…wondering what the numbers 34 and 35 represent on the backs of the players helmets? A tribute to certain someones?

  42. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Alex. MANAGE THE GAME! Knockoff the fancy stuff. It almost cost us the ball

  43. By gary potter on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    hey old fan. he didn’t call the play.
    go niners

  44. By Joycie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    So proud to be a Niner fan. Miss my City by the Bay!

  45. By gary potter on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    all he did was hand off to gore. gore and williams messed it up

  46. By Jared on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sitting on an Amtrak train from Washington DC to New York, reading your live blog. Thanks for the info!.

  47. By gary potter on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    old fan starting to sound like 7yr. could it be him???

  48. By ronbo1680 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Focus Davis, FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. By lisa on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    what’s the 34 and 35 on niners helmets mean

  50. By Cha's Mom on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know what the numbers 34 & 35 mean on the back of the 49ers helmets?

  51. By Don from Canada on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Can someone tell me why the 49ers have a 34 & 35 on the back of the helmet? Go 49ers!

  52. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We need some of our infamous takeaways!!!

  53. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OK – let’s bring it the second half!!!

  54. By D K on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  55. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Make the adjustments and crush these Giants in the 2nd half!
    LET’S GO NINERS!!!!!!

  56. By DMT on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Cruz is eating Rogers alive!

  57. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Potter. 7 years doesn’t like Alex. Or at least he didn’t. Those of us that have been Niner fans for over 50 years understand that the Niners were great when Joe managed the game and let his defense give him a short field. The defense will either win this or lose it for us. Just like the old days.

    Unlike 7 years, I think Alex is great. But defense wins championships. And right now our defense is not playing championship ball. Lillian, you hit it right on the nose. Defense needs to take the ball away and Alex needs to do what he does best. M

  58. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Potter. 7 years doesn’t like Alex. Or at least he didn’t. Those of us that have been Niner fans for over 50 years understand that the Niners were great when Joe managed the game and let his defense give him a short field. The defense will either win this or lose it for us. Just like the old days.

    Unlike 7 years, I think Alex is great. But defense wins championships. And right now our defense is not playing championship ball. Lillian, you hit it right on the nose. Defense needs to take the ball away and Alex needs to do what he does best: MANAGE THE GAME

  59. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OK Defense – that is the way to do it! Keep the ball out of Manning’s hands!!!

  60. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Way to go Big D. Three and out. Keep it up and we’ll have a championship.

  61. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    well alex back to his old ways 3and outs and refuses to throw the ball made one throw and nothing since and letting the giants take control of the game. come on alex prove me wrong that you are not going to blow this for the rest of the team the giants are way beatable dont blow it

  62. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    yeah bring out the 2 headed monster…and yeah Alex is suspect he is showing it ounce again he needs to take control of this game fast by throwing the ball

  63. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    well that and chilo is on the line that does blow even worse

  64. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    ouch still nothing from alex …..defense cant play the entire game on the field ….and now the giants get the ball again ….come on alex dude what up stand up and throw the ball

  65. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Great return! OK let’s turn this excellent field position into 6 points!!!!

  66. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OK Vernon – you are making up for 30 yards in penalties!!!

  67. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Keep talkin 7 years I think Alex can hear you LOL TOUCHDOWN NINERS BABY!!!

  68. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Good job D and special teams. Give Alex the ball on the 50 and he’ll manage the short field into a win

  69. By Michael on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m an Aussie watching your national game on the TV live, can anyone tell me what the numbers 34 & 35 signify on the 49ers helmets pls?

  70. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Our “D” has shown up as always, although Brown looks hurt right now. That hurts big time.

  71. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Would have been an interception ig not for our guys running into each other!

  72. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    This will hurt us as we need all of our DB’s. Thank God he is OK!!

  73. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We need to control the ball for a while. Frank has had fairly good success, I say stay with him!!

  74. By PC on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OMG, this is a nail-biter. Way to Gore, to the 4th Quarter we go.

  75. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    ok defense hold em …alex you have to step it up and score again and put this thing away

  76. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    go aldon smack attack

  77. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Those dumb A$$ announcers take a backward few and try to say it hit his knee!!! Duh!!

  78. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  79. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    dang rookie where is ginn

  80. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    this sucks really jump onn theball dude if you get that close jump on it

  81. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    wow now that is a game breaker …alex you are going to need to bring it

  82. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Back to our “D”… :-)

  83. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Knew Brown going down would hurt!!

  84. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah Kyle you better make up for it big time!!!

  85. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OK Alex – it is up to you. We need 7, FG won’t do – you can do it, I know you can – a slow, steady drive that eats up the clock, ending with a touchdown. Way to go williams, it’s a start making up for your goof!

  86. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    yeah here it is you say alex is the man well he has to bring it here game on the line team leaning on him can he repeat the saints game performance

  87. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    You go Alex – you are one tough QB!

  88. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve got to say…Alex is so much more confident that he ever was before…making a decision qnd going with it! I would a never!!

  89. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    So back to the Defense we go! We very much need a turnover!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Way to respond Alex and the O!!! Lets go D!!! 9ers baby

  91. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    yeah pick 6 would be nice carlos rodgers i am calling your number

  92. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    You are right Lillian…we need our “D’ to come up big for us!!

  93. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Way to go Alex. You’re managing the game well. If D plays well and Special teams doesn’t make any more bone head mistakes, Alex should be able to manage us to a championship

  94. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    That would have been a vicious hit!!

  95. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Defense showing up big time again!!! LET’S DO THIS!!!

  96. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    DEFENSE! I am in love with you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. By saabit on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s go Niners ! ! !

  98. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Way to go D!!! Now Alex down the feild for the game winner with no time left

  99. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    3rd & long – time to convert your first 3rd down!

  100. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Or not

  101. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    This sucks!!!

  102. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Where the “H” was the O liner?

  103. By ronbo1680 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    They can do this!

  104. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    DEFENSE – do it again with better field position, pretty please?!?!?

  105. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe our defense you will score a safety???

  106. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ive never seen a team win a game after being 0/10 on 3rd down. WTF?

  107. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  108. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  109. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously??? We finally get a takeaway & it isn’t really a takeaway???

  110. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s do this, Alex, WE BELIEVE!

  111. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Just where we want it!!!!!!!!! Alex!!!!!!!

  112. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Alex Smith showing his true colors today. Horrendous.

  113. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  114. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why no running plays????

  115. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    IF YOUR BS QB IS 9/22 and your RB is avg 5.1 a carry, RUN THE GOD DAMN BALL!!!!

  116. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OMG I can’t stand this!!!

  117. By Don from Canada on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    whats with the numbers 34 and 35 on the back of the niners helmets?

  118. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    well there you go alex for the win and flop 0 for 11 on 3rd downs that is horrible same old alex

  119. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    thanks alex we lose to a better qb who can find a way down field and win the game you do suck alex

  120. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    come on defense one mroe time save us

  121. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why the “H” didn’t they use Frank t all!!!

  122. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Heart Attack who’s with me LOL

  123. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    19 secs, enough time for another miracle?? Let us pray …

  124. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I believe, I believe, I believe!!!! Come on NINERS! JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Akers!! Akers!!! Akers!!!!!

  126. By saabit on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Alright ! Over the line Niners ! !

  127. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    If not for WIlliams we’d be headed to the superbowl right now!

  128. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Coin toss and touchdown…No more chances for “G” men

  129. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    same old alex game on the line and throws a 2 yard check down what a joke evenn thye announcers were laughing doh hey alex you had several chances to win this game do you know where your are do you have a concusion come on dude make a nme for your self other than check down boy

  130. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    ouch smells like the cowboy game one play and touchdown thanks for the aweful play today alex way to blow it

  131. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  132. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    game on the line where is alex oh yeah he is still on the bus ….uhhhh its a home game ….yeah he is on the giants bus…. poor alex he is so confused

  133. By Grant on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    When will the higher-ups in the 9ers and the NFL realize what most fans have known for years. Alex Smith is one of the worst quarterbacks currently playing professional football.

    He may not have lost us the game (go go special teams), but he certainly didn’t help any. I cannot wait for him to retire.

  134. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    The ONLY thing Smith did right in this game was not throw an INT. Wow, what a great QB. He’s great at not losing games for his DEF. But you’re screwed if you need HIM to WIN the game.

  135. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    this blows couldon this game several times over with at least one 3rd down conversion …really alex how do you expect to be concidered a average QB if you cant even get one 3rd down conversion in a play off game

  136. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Com’n “D”

  137. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    If we make it out of this one, there needs to be some serious re-evaluation of our stratefy. Pats are not a pushover and they get 1st Downs.

  138. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    LET’S GO!! LET’S GO!! LET’S GO!!

  139. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  140. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s do this. PUT THEM AWAY!

  141. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Get AKERS in range!!!

  142. By ronbo1680 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yea of little faith.

  143. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    The Giants are still running it on first down why arent we???

  144. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Eli is due for a pick

  145. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    DEFENSE – you can do it! TURNOVER!!!! It is time…..

  146. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  147. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Come on Alex, come on guys, give us some help here!

  148. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Justin is a beast!!!

  149. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  150. By ronbo1680 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    OH LORD NO!!

  151. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Well great season everyone lets look forward to the draft and next season being that much better.

  152. By Rafael (from Brazil) on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, up until 1:30 am in Brazil, to see it end like this … unbelievable

  153. By seven years with Alex on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    maybe next year

  154. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  155. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I fell pretty sick right now!!!

  156. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wlliiams needs to hang himself

  157. By saabit on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    O.K. S.F. Tough one; but now time to get the ball back.
    Nothing to gain by the blame game . . .

  158. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    One major player out with injury & it hurt us sooooo bad!

  159. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Williams is gonna be cut after this

  160. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    @ Aaron – it is a GAME! Nobody needs to hang themselves! Totally inappropriate!

  161. By matt on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


    I cant face to see the ending. The inexperience of a rookie and a QB who cant quite do it when it mattered has cost us. Im so devastated but it has been a fantastic season. Beyond my wildest dreams. A nightmare ending…..but great memories.

    Thankyou niners

  162. By Aaron.Albrecht on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ill say what i want. Eat me.

  163. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR!!! Went further than I imagined. We are DB, WR, QB away from several SB’s. I appreciate what Alex brought to the table this year. Look forward to the competition with CK next year. We are in a position to win a couple SB’s in the next 4 yrs!!!

  164. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Draft some offencive weapons this year

  165. By matt on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    3.30am in england. up for work at 6. Feel gutted and sick but also proud. Not going to sleep. Gonna watch highlights of the year and marvel at how far we have come in twelve months.

    peace fellow niners

  166. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Well Aaron you sound like a Raider’s fan!

  167. By jrparker on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kyle Williams’s lack of focus cost us the game and probably his career as a 49er WR..

  168. By lillian on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    This was a VERY GOOD year! Still VERY proud to be a NINER FAITHFUL! We have nothing to regret!!! We will go all the way next year!

  169. By oldninerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Alex managed the game well and should have won it. D played a good second half. Special Teams blew it. Not the fumble in over time, the muff before that.

    I still say: Jim Harbaugh for President

  170. By Isaac on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Williams should be cut for this! Thanks a lot Williams!

  171. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kyle Williams…..that was 2 that you coughed up….our only turnovers….

  172. By Basil on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    somebody had to win it, we had our chances thats for sure.
    need a speeded WR ,,, #1 pick yeah I know kind of crazy but then, sure could look good ……..

    Niners all thank you for a wonderful season, wish it could have lasted longer But thank you!

    I would have thought a 9-7 or 10-6 would have ben great, But oyu gave us a 13 13 season with a great win over the saints.
    And you played great today I think maybe we came up a play or two short, but now I can’t wait for the draft.

    great offseason!

  173. By DMT on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I will reflect on the great season at a later date, right now just sadness.

  174. By MARION MARTINEZ on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


  175. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Our only takeaways today “2″, from 1 person…Kyle Williams….Take this time to go to the draft and find ourselves a speedy receiver.

  176. By Jeff Osborn on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I have been a 40ers fan since the days before Joe Montana.

    I have had it with this team. I am completely over you all until…
    You get rid of that useless piece of trash called Alex Smith. He is the last quarterback I would have on my team on any level highers that a jr high school team.

  177. By OHIOninerFAN on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    ahhhhhhhh williams u suck! soooooooo mad lkcfnlkj ;wdefjfkbcef qsnmcqdncjcdjlcjlkhcblkclkhbclkc l
    c ant believe thissss

  178. By franz on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    still proud of the niners! please draft or trade for some receivers because you need better ones in order to make it to the big dance! go niners!!

  179. By JDNiner on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ginn’s injury cost us the game. I also thought the “non fumble” call was total bs. He wasn’t down and the whistle had not blown.

  180. By boyo on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Need LOTS more production from Crabtree. And probably a different punt returner.

  181. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


    GO 49ERS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

  182. By rjdniner on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Iam looking forward to the offseason and see what they do to build on this season JR PARKER I AGREE .

  183. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Okay so the upgrades have been made for the defense this year. Balke, Harbaugh, I expect you guys to revamp the offense next year.

  184. By rjw49ers on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    this was a great year and if it is not one thing its another Williams needs to go back to school and learn how to hold on the ball

  185. By JDB1701 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    What a GREAT season!! We’re back on the map and we’re part of tthe NFL Elite again. Thanks to the whole team for a wonderful season….except for maybe 1 guy (#10) who single handedly gave the game to the Giants.

    In 1990 when Roger Craig (one of the best players ever on the 49ers) fumbled the ball that led to the winning FG for the Giants, he was traded the next year.

    Williams isn’t even close to being in the same caliber as Craig and we should never have to take a chance on him costing us a big game again….trade him as soon as the dust settles.

    Thanks to all the rest of the team for playing with their hearts AND their brains!

  186. By itsoktoscore on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We be back until we can convert third downs.

  187. By Victor on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We had a great season and finally have a championship caliber team again! Go Niners, great game, could’ve gone either way! I’m super proud!

  188. By Chris on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Alex can hit his open receivers problem is only Davis and Walker can get open. Draft some big fast receivers and we take it all next year. Go niners for life.

  189. By David on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m mad at kyle williams but otherwise great season niners!

  190. By Anthony on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Last thing 2 TO by the same joker. Williams I have never been more disappointed in gent then when freddy brown threw the ball away against North Carolina.

  191. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Isn’t it crazy how 1 person can cause a change in the game? Idk about you guys but everytime I saw kyle getting ready to catch the ball I always cringed. But then again, I’m so glad that we got this far. All the trolls out there will get their share of the scraps that the Giants left for them but I’m so proud of the 49ers. We basically played with no receivers and lost so many key players leading to this game. Let’s go 49ers, a loss that we will take and use as motivation for next year.

  192. By M on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    San Fran has nothing..I mean NOTHING to be ashamed of. They had the giants on the ropes. If there was ever a game that was in fact lost because of one player…it was this one. I have never seen this before in nearly 3 decades of watching and playing football. Not in HS, College, semi-pro…or even touch football. I have never seen the same guy muff or fumble two punts at the end of the game to hand the win to the other team. This is an outstanding team who had an excellent punt returner out with a knee injury and no one to replace him. Enough said. I guess these guys need one more WR and a more wide open offensive system and they are the Rams pt 2…

  193. By dmenace on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    May I respectfully submit an application for Matt Flynn for quarterback? Obviously they have already rejected Aaron Rogers so he won’t be back. Fabulous team, great coach, mediocre quarterback. Cut bait.

  194. By itsoktoscore on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, won’t be back until we find ways to convert. Been a niner fan since the early 60′s. Best defense I have seen from us. Wasted on a very frustrating and handcuffed offense.

  195. By Abraham on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We watched the game in México and there are a lot of 49ers fans upset with Williams. Anyway I’m still proud of them but Am I the only one that thinks that we need another Quarterback??? Alex Smith’s effectivity today was less than 50% !!!

  196. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply



  197. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m telling you guys we don’t “need” wholesale replacements…WR, DB and competition at QB and I believe we are there for a few years!!! Alex will be resigned (my guess 2-3 yrs). doesn’t mean there won’t be competition. If CK can grasp reading defenses, he has laser arm and “seems” to have pocket awareness. Kudos to Alex…took us farther than I thought!!

  198. By sdakota9er on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    chris ur completly right…we don t need another QB, we need a WR that can run their routs and get open. great season!!! it just really sucks! i feel for Williams…he has had a good season. too bad r safetys too sure int’s from r other cornerbacks……hope justin smith can come back with all that power!!

  199. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Like I said, we really revamped the defense this year and nailed it on the free agents but except for 1, Braylon Edwards. We revamped the defense but the best part about this is that we get to revamp the offense now. Great job 49ers, be proud of this team. In Harbaugh I trust.

  200. By Kathleen R on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR NINERS! We should have won that game! Just a little heartbroken now but congrats for making it this far! Who would have thought!

  201. By Abraham on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree. I do think we need another QB but I’m agree that the defense should get the way they are. They are awesome!!!!

  202. By Will on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Keep your head up Kyle. Great year niners. Made your TRUE fans proud. Played your hearts out. Harbaugh you made our year. Hope you stick around Alex, I knew you had it in you. Defense, played lights out all year.

  203. By jeseahawk on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    maybe u guys just need a real fiel so ur recievers can break from there routes

  204. By BigBlue on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    GGGGGGMEN!!! Thanks 49ers for a good game. We’ll take care of NE for you in 2 weeks. See ya next year.

  205. By diehard on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Goldson didn’t do team any favors by crashing both Brown’s and Rogers’ certain picks

  206. By acegrace on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I must say I am extremely pleased with how we played considering the injuries and that we were playing a good team. In reality it was a game we should have won but we (Kyle Williams sadly) gave it away. However, the team is set up for a few more cracks at this if we can keep drafting well. Pick up a WR with maybe some more experiance at CB and I think well have another run on our hands next season!

  207. By 9erscrouse on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    get a better return guy cause williams doesnt cut it. two huge mistakes cost us the game.. at least there is next year

  208. By Jim A on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why are the 49ers the worst 3 down conversion team in the NFL. Why did the 49ers convert on ONE 3rd down conversion vs the Giants?

  209. By r4dpere on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kyle those are the last 2 TO u got for your lifetime… you will not do it again next time, right? I say give him another chance next year. We will come back next year… GO NINERS!

  210. By sdakota9er on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    sucks to be over, but it sure was fun!! i think the NY D is going to destroy the Pats…….i really dont think i will be able to watch…..maybe thats why they play the super bowl 2 weeks later…..so we can get over r loose…….we really need a go to speed WR that can run his routs sharp or just a quik slant!! Davis can not do everything and we cant just wait until they man up on him and then expect a TD. Crabtree played terrible….he just never go open, nothing was sharp….every rout seemed rounded…..work hard fellas….i’ll be cheering!!!

  211. By Hermie on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Go Giants!!! Brady…another Montana!!! Com’n man!!!

  212. By diehard on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    first off the year was amazing. if alex gets more than 3 years he should give his agent a bj. their defense won all of their games including last week with the 5 turnovers dont let the last 5 minutes fool you. shame on harbaugh for allowing williams to return that punt in ot. 10 points thanks kyle. for all you guys who hate on my comment remember saun hill beat alex for the job.

  213. By millvalleyredandgold on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    14-3 and a trip to the NFC Championship. Not bad for a team with a new coach, new staff, and no pre-season. No apologies here. Yet, there is a difference between a Giants’ win and Niners’ loss. Unfortunately, this was a loss. Can’t hang this all on Williams, although the 10 points off his fumbles were the difference. Offense needs some more weapons and Alex needs to get comfortable out of the pocket.

  214. By Rob 9er on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Cut kyle a break. He is inexperienced in that role and unfortunately it showed. PROUD of all the niners this year!! We win and we lose as a TEAM. Great job guys!

  215. By Larry M Garcia, Sr. on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am SO VERY proud of you! 49ers are I think the strongest in the league, but man Williams totally lost the game for us! Next season, I can taste the wins!

  216. By Keith Wood on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kyle….. DUDE?????? first Muff gave the giants the ball on our 29 yard line and ended in a Manning to Manningham TD, and then muff #2 came in over-time to give the Giants the ball in Field goal range? Come on man? I know your second year, but if you are not going to field a ball, don’t stand there and tease the kicking team to THINK you are, what good is that, and let it touch you, do like Aldon did, if your not going to filed it, run to the bench and just sit down kid. Elementary stuff, stupid reason to lose this season. Proud of how far they went, but to be beat by a team that didn’t out play us sucks. We should be going to the SB!

  217. By DMT on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    The fumble by Williams was not his fault, just a good play by the Giant player. But letting the ball hit him on the knee, that shouldn’t happen on this level.

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  219. By anthony m m on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    kyle williams head up. been a fan since the days of brodie. we wouldn’t have made lt this far without you. keep your head up.

  220. By bo heel on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    kyle williams cost the game. Please cut that dude. Harbough coached as if he was sacared. Should of just went for it on 4th down in overtime.

  221. By Rowdyone on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mental breakdowns by Kyle should have fair caught the punt should have feilded the touch should have run the faircatch ball early in the fourth Vernon you caused 30 yards in peniltys not a good time for mental lapses but we have one hell of a Football Team cant wait for next year!! whos got it better then US !!!!!

  222. By Fletch on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sick… can’t believe this guy gave the game away… as if the first turnover wasn’t bad enough.

  223. By Kitana2k on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m very sadden by the loss, however the niners played their hearts out all season. Even though they came up short they made me very happy this season!

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  225. By GT on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Basic football fundamentals like protecting the ball and staying away from bouncers, you learn that in Pop Warner. Come on Kyle, this is the NFL!!
    Also we would have never come close to beating the Pats with no 3rd down conversions anyways. Big problem!! To bad…. the Superbowl was a few plays away.

  226. By Lyol Brumby on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    We are 49ers – faithful – what a great year! Kudos to Vernon Davis you made some great catches luv ya man, Kudos to Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter what a running game! Kudos to the Defense. Congratulations to the Coaching Staff what a difference you made the word TEAM. This game is fought by Teams, Won by Teams and Lost by Teams. 49ers are on their way baby! Keep working everyone one of you – Kyle Williams included you made a nice run back to the 50 after that muff but we only got a FG – some more practice and hard work and all those red zone FG are TDs and Defense gets better and we are one scary TEAM! Congrats 49ERS on a GREAT YEAR! Can’t wait for September!!!
    49ers Faithful in DALLAS!

  227. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kyle Williams has potential, but I trust that Harbaugh will make the right decision when it comes to the 53 man roster.

  228. By Rick on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    All you geniuses calling for Williams to be cut….you never ever made a mistake at work huh ? EVER ? The guy is 20 times the athlete any of you will ever be. So , so simple to sit on your can and criticize something you know very little about.

    Nice !

  229. By Tarcules on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    AMAZING SEASON NINERS!!! WE WENT TO THE NFC Championship game,….I now believe in Alex Smith,……We recruited good players,……We now have a great coaching staff,….We beat the Saints!,……We have a new dynasty started,………Work in progress,…We have them RESPECTING US!!!! GREAT JOB NINER PLAYERS!!!!!! See you all next year!!!

  230. By True2Blue on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    1st off I’m a die hard Giants fan but I’m no troll. That was one helluva game guys and I must say I kinda feel for ya. Hell, gmen got in @ 9-7 and I thought they’d be one and done but hey they got hot at the right time. The niners have one a GREAT defense and the improvements they made this year are astonishing. I see Harbaugh using this as motivation and the 49ers will be dangerous for years to come. You guys have alot to look forward too and I’m sure the rematch of this one will be another great one.

  231. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree with you Jeromy. We lost cause of a sophmore who wasn’t mentally ready. Alex Smith basically has no one to throw to. Do you even know who our receivers are? Crabtree runs slow and can’t seperate the press from a CB. They double Vernon with Safety top and LB under. Kyle Williams…(speechless), Delanie isn’t 100%. Who would Montana or Young throw to? I’m guessing you’re an expert analysis and you know everything about football like the “rest” of us fans. Yep, I hope Harbaugh is listening to you and hire you as part of the staff as the coffee boy.

  232. By DMT on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    For all of you that don’t like to hear me call Crabtree a bust, where the @#$% was he?

  233. By sdakota9er on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    jeromy we dont need another QB….Harbaugh called the same game he’s called all year. we play as team and r srength us r D. What we need is a WR that can get open, and we have a good one in Morgan, but watch the routs on the replay, they r terrible compared to say Cruz’s. nobody is scared, well maybe Williams…..but we have great coaches that will take care of that and hopefully Ginn has a home with us and stays healthy.

  234. By Fisc180 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    i agree alex smith is legit!!!! but really why would the niners get away from the run on their last possession in the 4th and again in to!!!! that also hurt us!!!!! cut williams!!!!

  235. By gary potter on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    it was a hell of a ride.when we signed coach JH i would have been very happy for a 8-8 season. wow 13-3 regular 1-1 in playoffs. i would hope the jerks that are calling for williams head get a life. he was trying to make a play. this is it for now. see you all this fall. GOD BLESS.
    go niners

  236. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Crabtree was shutdown by a great CB by the name of Corey Webster. Crabtree couldn’t separate himself from Corey and he didn’t have the speed to fly by him. Don’t believe me? Go watch the replays on that game. You see Crabtree try to cut an outroute only to end up playing pattiecakes with Corey Webster. Bottom line is crabtree is a Slot Receiver who ended up as the #1 receiver because we lack depth. I hear Colston wants to get paid but Brees aint taking a cut. I mean Colston is probably as slow as Michael Crabtree but then again the dude can actually run routes and get this “Catch”

  237. By sdakota9er on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


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  239. By slayyyyerfan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    two words….FAIR CATCH!

  240. By sdakota9er on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply


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  242. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Disappointed at Kyle but not going to hang myself over it. More disappointed was our WR core. A WR Diva who held out to get more cash and then doesn’t live up to his potential. I can’t believe I’m saying this but DHB is actually developing while Crabtree is sliding. I mean first you don’t listen to Jerry Rice’s advice and then you question your QB. I mean last I checked, it was our QB and our TE who won the game. Let’s see greatest catches of 49ers history….Montana to Clark WR, Young to Owens WR, Smith to Davis TE? This is why you show up to training camp and work.

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  244. By bo heel on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    yea crabtree didn’t do anything. that’s bad.

  245. By Niners9ers49ers on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kyle Williams is THE GOAT if ever there was one…the Defense would have won us the Championship if not for his putrid display…he can NEVER play for the 49ers EVER again…i wouldn’t care if he has a little ability..not after tonight..he has to go…

    and the quick whistle to save the Giants when Bradshaw clearly fumbled was pathetic…the 49ers win if they get that call right…
    i can promise you after watching 35 years of football that ball is ruled a fumble way more than it isn’t…the refs jobbed us on that one big time..

  246. By NinersAllin on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m really starting to question Crabtree’s workouts. I mean usually the slow receivers are the physical ones that will get separation from a cover 1 press. How do you think Fitzgerald beats his CB’s? With his speed? How do you think Jerry Rice beats his CB? With his speed? No, they physically man handled their CBs at the press and then had great cuts at their routes. I really think Crabtree should go visit Jerry Rice now and ask to be a student of the GOAT. I want to you see take a pay cut to open up our salary cap to show us that you play for the game and not for the money. You know, kind of like the guy who took a pay cut just to show that he didn’t care about the money but about proving himself and to the world that he belonged. BTW Crabtree true story too.

  247. By Narr on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, I dont want to hear anything but positive stuff here. I am a Niners fan since ’81, I was 9 years old. We never expected this and they played their A$$es off tonight!!! We have a TON to look forward to next year.

    This was an epic game for the ages and we have nothing to be ashamed of. Basically, someone had to win this game, period.

  248. By Noteriety on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Jeromy. For the record, I saw Tom Brady take the kneel today to end the second half with a minute left and two timeouts. It was raining and the last thing we needed was a turnover (as proven by the 10pts scored by NY on the fumbled punts).

  249. By Niners9ers49ers on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    this was our year..not next year or the year after that…give me a break…in today’s NFL teams rise and fall over night..we just wasted our chance with a better team on our home field..
    how much longer do you guys really think J.Smith is gonna be all world???…he’ll be going into his 12th or 13th season next year on D-Line…c’mon..we wasted this…
    the rest of our D-Line is dog meat with the exception of #94…

  250. By Druth49 on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Heads up NIner Nation! How can we really be mad? We got to the NFC championship game with this young bunch of STUDS with no real training camp. We’ll be back!! and even better, look for big free agent WR signing. And lets not be like Raider fans and blame Williams. 1-13 on 3rd down was bigger. NINER FOR LIFE

  251. By Brenda Loucel on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Loved that adrenaline ..Its like a great Montana or Young game with the old school boys!!! like craig, Lott,stubblefield,rice..ya know! This season was the warm up before they take it again!!LOVE OUR NINERS BRENDA LOUCEL

  252. By lohn medina on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    it bee n a great year,two games short thanks for making us proud,reaching the finanal curtain ,,,,,, a new dynasty has just sparked, all our guys will compeat for their positions next year and will be back…. NO ONE HAS IT BETTER THAN US……..good luck giants the best team does not always win……

  253. By Clutch on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, so everyone is riding Williams. Fumbles happen and the last one cost us, but the 1st one was a bone headed play and should’ve never happened. Williams is good and will learn from this. Lets give this guy a chance, remember he filled in for Ginn because his vagina hurt today.

  254. By Noteriety on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ginn = Questionable with menstrual cramps

  255. By Cowboys fan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hang in there San Fran fans….your team gave it a good shot. I really wanted to see you guys make it rather than having to watch the Giants in the Super Bowl, believe me! Try not to put the blame on one guy – like sdakota9er said, it’s a team sport. Anyway, take pride in your accomplishments this season and we’ll see y’all next year.

  256. By Clutch on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    many things happened in this game, i remember a stupid penalty by VD and believed we could’ve gotten at least a field goal. whatever, niners are back and this is just a new beginning of good things to come

  257. By Big Blue Fan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t blame Williams. These things happen. You lost because you had one first down all game. Michael Crabtree couldn’t get open on Joe Buck. Webster completely shut him down. You have great defense and Alex Smith is not bad. He has no wide receivers. Invest in some wideouts and you’ll be back. Go Giants!!!

  258. By Rod Keen on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, we lost this one. Keep the team together, strengthen the offense, and come back next year. 2012 is our year! Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

  259. By Clutch on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    williams took us to our 45yd line and our offense didn’t do sh!t with it. many missed opportunities this game, we blew it as a “team” and only williams mistakes stood out.

  260. By Noteriety on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Enough Jeromy. Your insults to Alex are officially OLD after a 13-3 season and a 3 pt OT loss in the NFC championship. Take a hike and cheer for the Raiders. No one wants to converse positively with you and I am starting to get the feeling you don’t want to talk positively with anyone else. The Niners are sucessful because they act as a team. You my friend, are officially an outcast of the Niner faithful dwelling on the radical fringes of misguided understanding of football.

  261. By Noteriety on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Well. Time for bed. Good Season Niners & Niners fans. I know with full confidence that we will be back next season playing good ball. Looking forward to it already.

  262. By Carol Duffert on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    I have been a 49er Fan since I was little, I am now 58 years old. I could not be more proud of a team as I was today. OK, so Kyle Williams let the ball hit him, he thought it didn’t, then he fumbled, you know things like that happen in a game and it happens to the best of players. I would not get rid of a young man that has a bright future, he is fast and he can catch, it was a bad thing that happened to a nice young man. I think the fans should get off his back and also get off Alex’s back, he is a great quarterback and finally he has a coach that will help him develop even better, yes we do need another wide receiver, but you know I love this defense and special teams and the offense, they have guts and they have the power to win, next year they will be even harder to beat, so everyone get on their band wagon and lay off the mistakes, things happen and that is just the way it is. 49ers you are the best the entire team, God Bless you all. Carol Duffert

  263. By jman on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Win as a team, lose as a team. Great season nonetheless. Who would have expected them to get this far at the beginning of the season.
    Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of getting back to greatness!!!

  264. By Thomas Nyhan on Jan 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you for a fantastic 2011 Season. Well done Gentlemen. Proud of all of you.

  265. By niner4life on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


  266. By elle9o on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    The 49ers did awesome this year. Remember guys, it’s not always about winning. A lot of times, it’s about how hard you work to go far. They worked hard and they got far. They are and will always be winners in my book.

  267. By melekekane on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Coach Harbaugh, you and your staff have brought the 49ers back to respectability. Most of us know that this is only the first of many more winning seasons, and great chances for more superbowl championships. Most of us fans believe in you and your staff… Go Niners and thank you for the memorable season… No body is better then the niners.

  268. By ChickenFriedRice on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I feel the exact same way I did back in January 1991 when these Giants stole one at The Stick in similar fashion – off a Niners’ fumble.

    The Niners failed to capitalize on field position all day long. They couldn’t convert a third down to save their lives. Meanwhile, Eli had no problem getting first downs on third and long all game. AND, we couldn’t force turnovers. That’s when I began to feel that it wasn’t gonna be our night.

    Kyle Williams, cut him pronto. I don’t care if he’s in his second year. A professional football player does not fumble a ball three times in one game. Yes, THREE TIMES (the first one was off a reverse hand off that Williams fumbled but luckily the niners recovered). No excuses. Even if he was just filling in. Biggest game in your life and you can’t check yourself into the game?! smh…Williams can be replaced because he is nothing great.

    All in all…I’m not complaining about the great season this team had. They proved they belong. I thought the Niners were gonna win the division at 9-7 but I never in a million years could’ve guessed they’d go 13-3 and be thisclose to the Super Bowl.

    Next year, we get Josh Morgan back as our top wideout. Crabtree moves to his natural slot position. Vernon Davis is Vernon Davis. Maybe we sign a decent wide receiver in the offseason. The Niners are definitely a top destination for free agents now.

    Alex Smith – All I got to say about this guy is this: Alex Smith jerseys will no longer be found in the clearance rack at your local jersey retailer.

  269. By ChickenFriedRice on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    After a highly mediocre playoffs, Michael Crabtree will suddenly feel the pressure of expectation come this offseason. Crabtree, right now, is a solid #3 slot receiver. But he is far from being a featured wideout. In fact, Morgan imo is only a #2 receiver in a spread offense, and Morgan is a free agent so there’s no telling if he’ll return. I’m satisfied with our tight end trio of Davis, Walker, and Peele. We’re set at fullback with Miller and Morris. The missing piece is #1 Wideout.

    Here is your 2012 free agent c l a s s as it pertains to #1 Wide Receivers. Take your pick.

    - Dwayne Bowe
    - Marques Colston
    - Pierre Garcon
    - Vincent Jackson
    - DeSean Jackson
    - Stevie Johnson
    - Brandon Lloyd
    - Josh Morgan
    - Mike Wallace
    - Reggie Wayne
    - Wes Welker

    The WR crop is rich, full of talent. Should the Niners splash some cash and go after a top name receiver to help Smith’s development? I say they should, especially with no high draft pick this year.

    Who’s the best fit? We need s p e e d. A guy who can create separation and can be a deep threat yet be able to turn short catches into long gains.

    Welker, Wallace, Bowe, Lloyd, and Vincent Jackson will all probably be re-signed. That leaves Reggie Wayne, Morgan, Colston, and DeSean Jackson as your top choices.

    All the Niners need to do is sign Cal alum DeSean Jackson and all of a sudden your punt return and deep ball issues are solved instantly. Ted Ginn can continue being your kick return guy and #3 receiver behind Jackson and Crabtree.

    Who do you prefer niner fans?

  270. By Eddie on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    49er Fans, that was a disappointing lost. We had the game won even after the muffed punt. I think we went 2 (three and outs) before we were giving one more chance to win the game and Williams fumbled. YOU HAVE TO PROTECT THE BALL. Harbaugh preached that all year. I tip my hat to the entire organization for producing big this year, especially Alex Smith. I was one of the fans who trashed talked about him and he made me eat my words. He’s proven himself to be a good QB this year. I hope in the offseason we address WR and O-Lineman. We have to do a better job in protecting the QB and we need to stretch the field. Only 2 TD by our best TE in the game. We needed more production out of the WRs. I dont think I ever saw Crabtwig separate himself from the DBs! :(. We will make noise again next year. 49ers thank you for an awesome season.

  271. By alex_fn_smith on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    as far as im concerned ,once again the giants didnt win….we lost,because i dont care what they,or their crummy fans think,we were the better team and we only lost because we made a mistake….twice

  272. By alex_fn_smith on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    the giants didnt do anything great,they didnt do anything,we had them,we gave them the game

  273. By alex_fn_smith on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    and dont blame kyle williams,it was just a fluke play,that ball would have popped out of anybodys hands on a rainy day. so dont throw him under the bus,he made a little mistake at the wrong time,but hes one of the guys who got us here in the first place,hes young,he’ll learn

  274. By Tarcules on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    We could of should of, it is too late. EVERY hater and lover was in suspense the whole game, NY did not kick our tails, we gave them the game through our own mistakes, just like to Ravens on their missed field goal. The BEASTS will be back next season with the right adjustments and our NINER FORCE will be even stronger (scary). In my heart i know we are better than the Pats and Giants. NO BODY HAS IT BETTER!! Thank you NINERS for the 14 VICTORIES, for we have been losers up until this year!!!!!

  275. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo San Fransisco 49ers

  276. By Rob on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I am so glad the luck ran out and the 49ers lost. The Saints gave them the last game. Jim Harbaugh is the biggest poor sport and unprofessional person in the NFL. He needs to go back to college and learn professionalism. He was a big baby by refusing an interview with fox after the loss was very childish. I have to agree though its perfect for his arrogent behavior which he protrayed before when he had a foolish comment to the Detroit Lions head coach after they beat them giving them their 1st loss. Enjoy the offseason and grow up Jim. You wont win the division again because the Rams will back.

  277. By matt23 on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Great year 49ers, but you’re only as strong as the weakest link in the chain and that was Kyle (the injury to Ted really hurt us here). The 1st muff is the bad one – he had no business being anywhere near that ball and yet he did that a few other times this year and got away with it. Funny thing is that was who I was most concerned with coming in: young guy on punt returns in rain who’s made poor decisions in past during Champ game. I think the 49ers need to spend at least 3 picks in draft on receivers and sign a free agent WR too. They were absolutely not there all year – Crabtree has a long way to go before he’s decent – those 3 dropped balls last week had him looking tentative all day yesterday. Josh we sure could have used you!!! All in all, a great year guys – I would have been happy with 8-8 and in all honesty I thought we’d be picking #1 in draft coming in – thanks for making me eat my words and a great season and thanks coach for turning this team around so quickly – hopefully, we’ll hold onto most of the guys for next year. All 3 teams in our division will be better next year and we have a tough schedule so start preparing now!

  278. By matt23 on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    PS – of course it was the ex-Sun Devil who messed up – I’m a UA fan, so it’s an irony – bear with me here…

  279. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yeeeeeeeeeeep and here we are ….Hi all Did you enjoy that one ….think not ….and blameing a guy who was filling in for a injured guy is not the story here. Yeah it is the inept QB that had no 3rd down conversions and ounce again only came to play for one quarter those are facts.

  280. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    WE all kinew it would come to this …someone else getting the blame for the loss rather than the head guy who has one job run the game run the offense and put us in position to score points …..failed. And as you may or may not know yes the TD on the first drive was huge …the first 20-25 plays are scripted in other words they have ran those plays in practice like 50 times.

  281. By Wooly on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


    49ers suck. 0 for 12 in 1st down conversions? Pitiful. We would all have rather seen the Saints (much better team than the 49ers….everybody except 49ers fans agrees) move forward with the talent that Drew Brees has, but they blew it…but now you know what it feels like to lose to an inferior team because of fumbles!

    You got beat by the Giants? LMAO!!

  282. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    The blame should be right where it should be on the QB for not doing anything that wasnt scripted and the stupid niners will sign him and we might make it back to post season but it wont be because of him ….the 13 wins everyone attributes to alex should be like 4 the rest are the defense and special teams wins when same old alex couldnt get it done. Why dont you guys step up and say what you should let him go to freeagency and if someone grabs him as a starter i will eat crow or what ever….no coach on any other team will take him as a starter.

  283. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    The facts are this he played one heck of a game against the saints man coverage in the latter part of the game wich they have been scrutinized for doing. The only reason for the shoot outn was because he failed ot manage the rest of the game and score points…fine live in unicorn land and tout you alex and yes we might get back to playoffs ……and yeeeep i will say it same a jeff garcia if they do sign him we will be the team who gets to playoffs and just cant seem to win the big one…..you want average well good you are about to get it for the next 5-7 years. what a waste

  284. By sdkota9er on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    seven years…..you cant throw the ball to someone when no one is open, thats why everyone is talking posible #1 receivers for next year.

  285. By Noteriety on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh OK 7 (soon to be 3-5 more) years with Alex. I trust your opinion for sure. I agree with you. You seem very knowledgeable about football. (I will put this in here because I’m not sure you will get it: I’m being sarcastic). Have fun posting. Everyone laughs at you or is frustrated by you now.

  286. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    And i have every ounce of my being behind the coach he made the o-line the defense and the special teams so much better with his wonderful staff …but he did fall victim to the same thing the previous coaches did ……they all stuck with Alex and they all fell short …..I for 1 do not want another 7 years with no superbowl wins ….i for one dont want to see the blogs jammed up with excuses for a average QB …you want numbers well no 3rd down conversions in a playoff game means the QB choked and that is a fact

  287. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Same old story blame anyone else but the signal caller the head guy the guy who runs the show cant manage to drive the team down for a filed goal to win it ….cant even muster up a 3rd down conversion …..williams is a back up at that position wich same a QB is a very hard position to master …it should not have come down to his play on the field to decide the game poits should have been on the board way before any of those things happened

  288. By JimBrown on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Giants defense was tremendous like ours
    Giants converted more 1st downs and burned time
    Eli Manning seems more relaxed and made better decisions
    Giants special showed up big time
    Williams was losing balls left n right
    In end every one is going look at the what ifs and dwell on it; however, we win as a time and lose as team and tonight the Giants was a little better but that is all it takes and give credit to them.

  289. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    And i am sure that no one has fully read any of my comments ….Alex is subpar the numbers prove it in this game and many others and sure he had a few glimmers ….but even a broken clock is right twice a day. He sucks and will suck and his real gift ….the gift to talk his way into the QB job for the ninersfor the last 7 years should be his best performance yet …..i applaud you for that Alex you can blow smoke over many eyes ….just wish you actually knew what you are doing …please for the teams sake if you are a stand up guy… go to freeagency and reap your rewards for the performance of a lifetime by rakeing the niners of millions and giveing them nothing in return.

  290. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    lol well said jeromy

  291. By Nicole on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Still a 9er fan till I die..its ok guys next year

  292. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    wow finaly thank you sdk you are the first to get it. yes it is all smoke and mirrors to cover the fact that i dont know anything and yet everyone wants to comment on my posts and everyone has to wonder where i am when i dont comment oh sorry ( insert comic relief here ) oh and ( catch phrase ) …you see it is all for fun and if we ever get a real QB to bolster our defense and o-line and special teams then you might actually realize that you have been under the Alex smoke screen for the last 7 years

  293. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Truth be told most of the secondary was on a 1 year deal and cant sign em all bakc so there goes that security blanket for alex and the depth at LB will have to be reduced and even some specialist on special teams will be gone …..so maybe without the best support alex has seen since he got here he will then be exposed when those factors are not there to save the games for him that you all give alex the credit for …you should be ashamed of yourselves

  294. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    lol again jeromy …was thinking the same thing where can i get a job that i only have to perform avergely ounce every seven years and get paid millions 80 to be exact what a rip off artist …alex should be brought up on fraud charges or at best embezelment of the niners funds over the last 7 years. Must be nice alex guess those years in college really paid off your debate skills with the coaches must be really good …well since they all were fired and yet you still remain …hmmmmm

  295. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    So where are the alex suporters where are they after 3 quarters of garbage QBing and then overtime blahness….oh thats right still blameing everyone else. by the way receivers really that is your excuse we have receivers on the roster on the practice squad and in freeagents pool ….if the receivers were the problem dont you think the staff would have made moves to bolster that postion. please the only excuses i want to see are the ones for yourselves for falling for the ineptness of alex and his laughable performance …..0 that is zero 3rd down conversions show me some stats as to how many teams win a playoff game with no 3rd down conversions

  296. By Skip Franks on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    The NINERS were OUTSTANDING this year, all heart, they gave me back Fan Pride.

    However there is one “thing” that needs to be explained:
    The 2 strategically placed errors by WR, Kyle Williams!!!

  297. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh and yes i was just as amazed as everyone else when alex won the shoot out with breese…..but if he was that good it should not have been a surprise …a fluke that got him farther than he should have gone same as for the 10 games that the defense and special teams won for him this season that he is being credited with. Same as Eli Manning getting credit for this win we lost the game he didnt win it yet the announcers have to hype up that Eli won the game …..patriots will destroy them …cant believe Brady is going to walk into another superbowl blowout. Our defense would have smacked him around then took him out of the game

  298. By Eric Wright Fan21 on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Incredible year, Incredible defense,Incredible coaching. We are gonna come back tougher and meaner next year. One last thought though……..when you are on the big stage you must have a big stage players. One playmaker is not enough when you play in a title game or superbowl. Think back to all the super bowl winners, most had multiple weapons. In order to do better next year we need one more piece to the puzzle………… another PLAYMAKER!! Good luck to our Niners next year, but the most important game of all will be the NFL Draft. If not a trade for a WR is a must.

  299. By sdkota9er on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


  300. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    oh sorry he got 1 first down my bad …lol sorry alex way to go ….sleep well you skated the season and will fleece more millions from the niners and drag the niner fans around for several more years on your bandwagon of averageness and forceing the fans to make excuses as to why you are soooo misunderstood….how do you sleep at night …oh thats right your bed is full of millions ….nicely done …maybe you should retire and go into politics so you can fleece money from the ones who dont mind that you fleeced the yorks and fans who paid to see you over 7 years. You would make a great DEM….lie and blame others for your failures….oh sorry your fans or rather supporters will be doing that for you ……..as you rake it in …you are very smart indeed

  301. By Niners4eva on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    seven years with Alex and jeromy should get married you guys are perfect for each other!! It was a great season and Alex did make two amazing throws to VD.
    Remember the Giants D is a good D they did knock of the explosive offense of Green Bay. We had a lot of miscues and let’s face it we did not play our best ball. It is what it is…Niners4eva

  302. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    lol sdk no we just are no longer connected to the Alex smith matrix that everyone else is….i cant believe you have nothing to say about the game just about the people who are makeing the obvious opinions of a average QBing performance in a huge game….and people man does any one read ..there are like 7 guys that were on a 1 year deal most on defense they can not be resigned so most of those positions will be gone as to make room for the stupid resigning of alex …..yeah with out those guys alex will be even better yeah right

  303. By Niners4eva on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    We had an amazing year and I am extremely proud of our team and Harbaugh shoud be coach of the year!!!

  304. By PETERD on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


  305. By matt23 on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    7 Years:
    I wasn’t an Alex believer before this year either, but being objective, it’s obvious Alex can handle it – he just did not have enough help at WR: Crabtree is still immature, Josh was lost for year, Ted is only OK at WR, and Kyle is a puppy still. If we draft a a couple good WR’s (just like the Gaints did this year) and sign someone (who’s not a prima donna like Braylon) Alex will be fine.

  306. By Niners4eva on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    uh I believe I said that we had a lot of miscues and Alex throw two amazing throws to Alex. What do you think I was talking about but I am not gonna dwell on them. The Niners had an amazing season and do not want to fall into the arm chair quarterback or better yet coach you (think) you are…

  307. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    hmmm is that the REAL Eric Wright if soo kk big stage guys….receivers we dont have room for any receivers morgan crab ginn and the guys who cant be resigned off secondary like rodgers and minter huge playmakers that will go elsewhere for the money after being huge this year and with a thin defense ….Alex will be a below average QB or worse he throws check downs 80% of the time and when he does throw down field it is against man he cant throw against zone …sure here and there but he is so flawed.that without a tremendous defense to keep games close he is a non factor at best and i cant believe he is still here even this year i mean really any 3rd-4th year QB out of freeangency could have dont the same thing if not won it all. the team was built to dominate this year only the next 2 years will be trying to rebuild and wait for alex to …..oh wait well his offensive coordinator will leave and we will have to wait 4 more years oh wait no the coordinators over those years will leave too …i wonder why …oh because they get flack for the ineptness of plays ..yet none of them can seem to come to the conclusion that the QB is awefull

  308. By Rick in Round Rock on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I just want to say one thing GREAT SEASON BABY!!!!!
    A true niner fan dose not balme and single out a players. We win as a TEAM and loose as a TEAM.. In my eyes we played great 100% left it all in the field played till the last min……..
    Cant wait till next year…GO NINERS

  309. By AC on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a good thing we are in the weakest division in the NFL, we can easily make it back to the playoffs with our usual first round bye giving us a huge advantate in the playoffs. As a niner fan whos got it better than us.

  310. By Mona Kay on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    We were and continue to be the better team…as NOBODY’S got it better than us! Thanks for this year’s ride and I believe it is just the beginning. Forever Faithful to our Niners!

  311. By Niners4eva on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    sorry bout the type o I obviously meant Vernon Davis, all I am saying is I am proud of our boys after all we took it to overtime. Yeah we could blame Kyle Williams and I am not gonna say I was not upset with his performance but the whole team had miscues. So like Ray Lewis said about the Baltimore loss “we win as a team , we lose as a team” 49ers 4 Eva

  312. By Chris H. on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I want to thank the whole 49ers organization for a great season. It has been a long time since we had seen exciting 49er football.

  313. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I still find it funny that everyone blames the averageness if alex because he had new coordinators …hmmm Cam did real good ….and before you say well he was at home for the playoffs …..you can not deny the fact that he threw for TD’s and made plays and put up huge scoreing numbers with a new coach new coordinator even new receivers and even Dalton on the bengals would have been better than alex look what he did …way better than alex’s first year or even 2nd-6th and he has all new stuff …..thing is you have to have some tallent some knowledge of NFL play and a drive to perform above expectations just to be a good QB in the league and yet Alex slipped in to the cozy hands of the yorks who know nothing and paid millions …..if alex is taken #1 by any other team he is out of the league by now ……send him to freeagency so we can all have the last laugh as he not picked up by anyone for the starting roll at QB or lol wow even if someone did grab him and start him he would fall flat and be out of league in 2 years …here he has found a group fo fans that buy into his garbage and keep him around because they feel for the average guy who can never quite get it done and want to let him try try again

  314. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    ok matt you are on the record we get a receiver you like and alex will be the next greatest thing ever …man i got to see that ….lol ….be carefull what you wish for you just might get it …..then what

  315. By KDB on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    GREAT YEAR, GREAT TEAM, Need Wideouts and more depth and we need a little bit more on Defense as well as another # 1 Running back and this team with Alex will go to the Bowl.

    As much as I hate losing, this will make us that much better, and is perhaps the best thing for this team to make them even more hungry.

    This just the beginning.


  316. By sdkota9er on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    seven years i try to comment on the game but the server is always tied up so it never submits unless it is nice and short…..i honestly get tired of just complaining about someone’s blogs but nothing else posts…..maybe its a hint….

  317. By Samoan Rasta on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why did Alex Smith keep throwing at peoples feet at the end of the game and smirk? I think he was getting payback for us booing him. Imma still boo him next year too! Said it all year…even in previous posts “Alex Smith will cost us a Super Bowl”! We need a new QB. Alex is an outstanding backup QB though. I hope we keep him as a back up. We also need wide receivers. I still give Crabtree maybe 2 years to become a good WR. After 2 yrs, he has no excuses.

  318. By KDB on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    We also need more O Lineman, for sure.

    Also sdkota9er, don’t worry about that joker he’s not worth the time. He’s one of those who sat the bench on his JV team as a Junior, guarenteed.

  319. By Corey From Colorado on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I LOVE ALEX SMITH! Bar None, the best QB we have had since Young! Great game Alex! Kyle Kyle Kyle, dude you gotta tuck the ball, you CANNOT dangle that thing out there like that. Otherwise great season. I really look forward to seeing this whole SAME team back on the field next year. I dont think there is a better team out there.

    Seven, change your name, you are not worthy to have “ALEX” in your name. You have got to be the worst halfa?? fan out there. Kyle doesnt need to hang himself, YOU DO! Ill help if you want!

  320. By sdkota9er on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    i know KDB…..what really bothered me was the mistakes R safetys made, we had 2 for sure int’s and they knocked both from the hands of r cornerbacks….that was huge….we were at home and had the momentum and we r a team that suceeds with turn overs……as a safety u see the whole field…how does that happen?

  321. By sdkota9er on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    KDB….I would really like to see us draft and develop a WR, free agents at that position r just looking for a pay check and bring in too much drama….i hope r scouts find a stand out that no one elese see’s.

  322. By Corey From Colorado on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


    that would be really nice, Im kinda confused as to why they didnt go get a reciever for these last few games after the release of Edwards. Crabtree is a good reciever but a #1? I dont really see it. I see him and Morgan jockeying for the second slot next season. I like Morgan better personally, He is a big target and works for his balls.

  323. By sdkota9er on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Corey From Colorado

    personally with a full offseason i would like to see crabtree work on his rout running, he was good across the middle in and the short game in college, he needs to understand that is his brad and butter. he is not a stretch the field kind of WR….and hopefully Morgan can pick up were he left off!!

  324. By DJWW on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Basil
    After last year “I would have thought a 9-7 or 10-6 would have been great”
    You just don’t expect to go 13-3 after a 6-10 season.
    The front office put together a good group of guys and the coaches made a great team from them.
    A fantastic season. Thanks a bunch

    For all of you that are saying that Kyle lost the game for us, I am reminded that falling off a 50 story building doesn’t kill you it is the sudden stop. It is a team sport and if we had had three or four more long throws or broken a couple of 60 yard runs. If we had managed to get more than one third down conversion … … There wouldn’t have been an OT and that punt wouldn’t have happened.

    Seems like a lot of “crying over spilt milk” to me.
    Lets look forward to a good season next year.
    I am ready to see what the front office finds for us in the draft. :-)
    I hope we don’t lose too many to free agency, I remember seeing a lot of 1-year deals.

    I bet the coaches will be able to do a MUCH better job with an actual off-season to work in that system. I understand it takes several years to integrate all the pieces.

    Go 9ers

  325. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    lol ounce again peeps dont read my stuff before they comment …..hmmm read…..nah ill skip that comment. I said it earlier Kyle williams is a good receiver to have on our team ….the guy was playing back up to ginn and that postion he has been doing fine at he made a couple of mistakes sure but with the sacks and the stout defense makeing the giants go 3 and out ….Alex as said by samoan rasta Alex was up to his same old tricks throwing the ball in the dirt and then smirking he obviously has issues and his lackluster approach to the game makes me sick.

  326. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    when the QB cat get a 3rd down conversion in a playoff game dont blame the guy playing his heart out and trying his best to fill in. He did not stand there adn say he is the best return guy ever …he said ill take the shot he made some mistakes but the game was on alex to produce and he did not he had several …several …several times to win the game we had the ball with 8 minutes 5 minutes 3:40 and 1:47 seconds to end the game and nothing accept balls in the dirt and on 3rd and long a check down for 2 yards lol yeah same old story blame someone else for the average play of a below average QB.

  327. By seven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Actually if you were real Alex fans you would want him to leave the niners and go somewhere where there coordinators are better and their line is better and there coach is better and the other players play better so alex can be better…you blame everyone else for his shortcommings why would you not say dude leave this team it is full of jokers and holding you back. come on alex fans step up tell him to go and find another team if the niners are not good enough for him after 7 years he should leave ..let him take over for romo …or Vick ….or the cardinals need a QB go get a real team alex since ours is not up to par with your talent….be real Alex fans and help him by going to another team he can win with and stop the excuses.

  328. By gladiator on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    We were beat by the better team, all players must step up in games like this. those mistakes were pitiful. people remember winnere. not we had a great year. so sad

  329. By ninerman on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do not sign Alex Smith let him go and use the money to get a playmaker or two.It’s time for Colin Kaepernick to show his craft because he can do all the things alex did and more. We need to draft wide outs that are 6.2′ or taller with size just like john taylor.I think if we get one more running back in the draft it will complete the team and be ready for Kaepernick. peace, jr baca!!!!

  330. By Johne B on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    “A Person can be defeated yet not destroyed when there is hope”!, Jim H. said that…I can hardly wait until next year….this guy is motivating even in defeat! What a great season, we got the best out of everyone and really “Who Does Have It Better Than Us”!! GO NINER’S 2012-13

  331. By 8-8 and Sittin Home on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the Read Guys. Felt Bad for the Niners as they were the better team, but that is football.

    This was the Year of the Quarterback and as Fate Determined it. No way, was the world ready to see Alex Smith and Joe Flacco in the Bowl. BORING! And not good for ratings.!

    I agree with most comments on Smith. I just don’t think he has the Guts/Leadership to take you where you want to be. Look at Harbough trying to pump him up on the sidelines prior to the game. I mean.. Alex is half asleep. He was afraid to throw the ball down the field. AND YES, sometimes you have to throw to someone in tight coverage. Because the Alternative is you sittin home watchin. When you are so afraid to make a mistake, then guess what? YOU are making a mistake. His Red Zone throws were pathetic most of the year, with the exception of the one last week to Davis. Where was that gutsy throw yesterday! He was AFRAID! I don’t even think Smith is a good backup..

    Don’t feel too bad, at least you are not cursed like my beloved Dallas Cowboys! :) But don’t snicker too hard as we Beat you guys at home this year.. lol

    Giants in the Bowl.. You cannot be Serious!

  332. By Rainbeau on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Never expected the the niners would have made it thus far? What a season, never saw this on the horizon? Gosh! what a treat ! HUH?? Several things must be said. One, much of what this team has accomplished comes at the heals of Knowland and Singletary. They are truly the architects of that ” Smash mouth” shut down defense!! Just maybe better managed by Jim Harbaugh? As he, Jim Harbaugh said the Walsh’s offense is coming back home to the 49ers. Were it all began!. And…. they have the plays and videos to do it! Unfortunately, missing are all the parts to make the westcoast offense run. As it would ultimately take to bring home A SP win. Yet that’s ok for now as we have made great strides to our goal? Won’t you agree? However that said. WE need a dynamic WR, one who can catch a skinny 6 yard post and outrun the opposing defense for however long yds recept, run and TD. A QB who can look off the defense, not telegraph his throws. pump first look off then throw!!!. A back fullback and half alike who have that burst of speed and the vision to follow great blocking to keep a drive going. Moreover, to catch the ball with the finness of a wide rec as did the great backs in the past like Roger Craig, and Ricky Waters! And furthermore, the resolve to be cool throuhout the tense moments of the game. Just like Montana carried himself in those crazy games of the past when they were down but not out! Koodos to Jim Harbaugh, you have masterfully coached this team sooo close to that ring. Nothing more you could have done. Great Job! Coach !!! Much more to say but have said enough. GOOOOO NINERS. Better Luck Next Year :)

  333. By eleven years with Alex on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I was listening to Sirius NFL Blitz this morning. The announcers all agreed that the Niners were in good hands moving into the future with the coaching staff and that they have found the QB they always needed….Alex. I AM NOW A BELIEVER!!!!! Go Niners, 4 more years with same coach and QB!

  334. By les on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    We are one great receiver and a QB that can get him the ball, from going to a Super Bowl. Everything else is in place.

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  337. By Ken on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    From a Packer Fan since 1963, I feel your pain. I think you have a great team in the making. The mistakes that led to that loss are obvious, but least your team showed up and gave it their all, which is something I don’t feel the Pack did against the G-Strings. You’re future is bright, and I look forward to next season when I firmly believe the NFC will again be dominated by the Packers and the 49ers.

  338. By KDB on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Glad we are back. Alex is the MAN and so is Harbaugh, NUFF SAID. People that wrote Alex off OBVIOUSLY have eaten a BIG OLD DOOKIE BURGER this year, so beating that horse is dead, ESPCIALLY IF U LISTENED to Harbaugh today DUMB A$$E$ that are hating on him LEARN THE GAME, that’s all that needs to be said there as well.

    That being said we need some wideouts BIG TIME in addition to Josh Morgan, Crabbs I think but not sure on him, I’m open to it but we need a game breaker or two to take the heat off those two at WIDEOUTNUFF said there. An O lineman or two and some more Defensive players, and yes, another running back under Frank, and more of a full load dude. Keep Kendall for sure.

    I’m out til next SEASON.


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

  339. By Rob on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Harbaugh is a baby and a poor loser. I am so glad they lost. His childish behavior should not be tolerated in the NFL. go back to college and learn. The 49ers had their chance and now its back to a at best 500 season.

  340. By Rob on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Harbaugh is a college coach. He was at best an average qb in the nfl. alex is average too. You cant expect him to be great when u have a college coach teaching at an NFL level.

  341. By Eric Wright Fan21 on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    It is amazing how spoiled fans can get when they expect the results of a sports dynasty. A sports dynasty like the niners of the 80′s comes along so infrequently that you can count all of them in NFL history on one hand. No Alex Smith is obviously not Joe or Steve. You really cant compare many qb’s to either of them as they are hall of famers…Montana being the best at his positon to ever step on a field. But Alex would have different results if you just swapped the Giants receivers with ours, probably the result would beating the Patriots in Super Bowl in two weeks. No Im not Eric Wright, just a fan who thinks he was the best cover guy I ever saw. Dont forget even the niners of the 80′s lost a few Title games and that was with the best offensive and defensive units in the league on the same team!! Coach Harbaugh and A. Smith at the very least deserve a lot of respect and the chance to build and then finish the great thing they have started here. Everybody support your team and stop crying about a game filled with bad breaks cus sometimes…………life throws you some bad breaks….it’s how you react to them that really counts.

  342. By JR BACA, NEW MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO 49ER on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply


    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo San Fransisco 49ers



  343. By OMG on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    WILLIAMS must be cut. He lost an entire season for all of us… just unacceptable for a so called professional football player…

  344. By Tarcules on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    JR,….You are annoying as much as anyone else,……You dont know JACK! You think you own this blog “JR’s” Everyone has a right to their own opinion even if you dont agree with it. R u one of those that crossed the boarder illegal and dont know Americans have freedom of speech? YOU at this point dont know who is going to sign until it is done. A Franchise QB is an investment that will be not our call. So keep up with your cheerleading and leave others to their opinions.

  345. By Sandi on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well said Ken, I totally agree Niners and Packers will dominate. I have been a Niners fan since the 70′s I will be forever faithful!…We have a strong young team and we will be back! Harbaugh turned the Niners around in one year! cannot wait for next year…LOVE LOVE MY TEAM!

  346. By NinersAllin on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    OKay so can we all agree that the only trolls left from the 49ers are Jeromy and Seven Years?

  347. By melekekane on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Bill Walsh once said ” DeBerg,(Steve Deberg QB before Montana) he said, was “just good enough to get you beat.” Hmmmmmm could we see another QB change, A. Smith to Colin Kaepernick transition…. equals superbowl.
    Go Niners.

  348. By gary potter on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    jeromy. what a jerk AS didn’t fumble the freakin ball/ you and 7yr need to fid another blog.

  349. By gary potter on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    jeromy. thanks for the mr. i see you respect your elders. you nedent go slow i can keep up. 1 he was getting all kinds of pressure.2 receivers were covered. 3 we don’t have receivers outside of VD that can stretch the field. did you see crabtree try to beat coverage?? joke. you call my remarks hateful. what do you expect when you show your ignorance??

  350. By Patrick on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    I have never been the biggest Alex fan he has skills but doesnt always show them. He could have done better but he did ok.We lost because of some mistakes that really had nothing to do with him. It was windy and raining give the man a break. As much crap as I hear talked about him I am starting to like him more and more just to spite these idiots. Talking like this was our only chance hell bet we have good record next year. Kaper was right there next to Alex learning and thats what he needs to keep doing for a while. Alex stuck with us thru 9 off coachs give the man a chance. We coulda won superbowl with him this year and can next year. We lost in overtime people and yeah I was pissed but in rteality it means anybodies game. As far as flacco goes ravens lost on a messed up kick so how are yall acting like the other teams won because of their qbs. Neither game was high scoring so no Qbs showed their butts. Jeromy I swear you a daliis cowgirl fan by the way u talk.

  351. By Patrick on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    oh and Rob you an idiot all coachs come from somewhere harbough was a college coach now he an NFL coach for him to get this far his rookie year how can anyone doubt him we could have easily won the superbowl. You act like we got blown out like the broncos we desearved to be there and will again next year any given sunday thats what football is all about the best team does not always win.

  352. By Fuchi_Man on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Please bring another QB, cause with A. Smith won´t won never a Superbowl, still bringing back to the “Steel Curtain”.

    A good defense is not enough, we need points from the ofensive. This year finish 13 – 3 thanks to the points from the defense.

  353. By 8-8 and Sittin Home on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Now Now boys.. No capping on the Dallas Cowboys. We were 8 and 8 and sittin home with our own problems, but we beat you guys at home with a Gutsy performance by Mr. Romo. Mr. Undrafted himself. Feel free to sign Mr. Smith to a 5 year multi year deal and Prepare your organization for Medicore Land! He is a joke! Guarantee you Romo would have hurled the ball across the 1st down marker and atleast give his team a chance.
    I’ll give you Niner fans some serious props for a great season and from what I’m reading, understanding the big picture here. Kyle Williams does not even need to field that punt and make a play if your QB had 1 ounce of guts to freakin throw the ball. And who the heck is blaming the wet ball and field conditions? Were you watching the same game? Happen to see a snot nosed kid name Eli hurling the rock all over CandleStick?? OHhh.. and never mind the fact that the Niners plastered his face in the turf 20 times. The look on Eli’s face vs. Alex.. Says it all. One wanted to win and understood what it took to get to the NFC championship, the other looked like he took a bottle of sleeping pills. You guys bring in a good QB, you are scary. I would not sign Alex as a 3rd sting. Peace out!

  354. By NinerFanFromTonga on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    It is a bitter pill to take when you lose a game of this magnitude. I haven’t wanted to read or hear about Football since last Sunday…lol. I have taken it hard that we lost that game in that fashion. I know the whole team left nothing out there, they all left in on the field. To Kyle Williams, keep your head up young man, you did what you thought best to win us that game….nough said!

    To the God of Heavens and Earths, thanks for a great season. To every member of the 2011 team, I give you my absolute heartfelt appreciation for a great season. To the Niners owners, FO and organization, Thanks for putting together this team. To Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff, thank you for all the great lessons you’ve taught me this season.

    Gooooooooooo Niners. I will see all of you Niner Faithfuls next season. May we all be better people by then.

  355. By KDB on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    I had to come back just one morte time to point out that we really have some DUMB A$$ fans that REALLY DON’T know Football. I’m only talking about the Alex Smith haters. I played in the NFL ladies and You Really NEED TO LEARN FOOTBALL, TRULY you don’t know what you are talking about.

    Rock on because Alex will be back thank GOD. Also–if he get’s hurt we have a great young back up.

    We need WIDEOUTS, LEARN THE GAME. You just needed to be put in your places.

    See you after the draft.

    All Good All Niners this loss will make us that much better.


    Go Niners.

  356. By 8-8 and Sittin Home on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    hey KDB… Is your name Ryan Leaf ? just kidding. LOL FYI…Alex is the number 1 pick. So Expectations should be HIGH! Niner Fans should not have to wait 7 + years for a #1 pick to “develop” Now that your a fan and not a player, You need to understand that Fans make this game what it is. Otherwise, you guys beat each other up for nothin. Give me one good reason to spend all that $$$ on tickets, food and beer, or flip on the TV to watch a failing number 1 QB pick. Yes, you understand football, and all respect for your talent of being an NFL player, but do you understand that this is a BUSINESS first? Notice how this entire blog has turned to Alex and not Kyle. Kyle was not a #1 pick and is not a QB in the NFL. The reason QB’s and #1 picks get the big $$$ is because they must deliver and deliver EARLY in career. Alex will only have one ring on his finger ever (a BCS ring). He was a good College player, he’s NOT cut out for the NFL and most people get that, but continue to ride him if you want.

  357. By Fuchi_Man on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    Forget the fumble by K. Williams. everyway with the performance of A. Smith (2-14 in third down) it’s imposible to win. ! Defense great job !, not always it can scored.

  358. By NinerFanFromTonga on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    I must say, I watched the game out here in Tonga. I watched our QB Alex Smith make some good plays, and I watched him make some not so good plays. That’s the nature of the game. Fact of the matter is, NYGs have a great defense, almost as good as ours. In those times Alex was running like a madman for his life and made some not so good throws (especially late in the game, and in OT). There was no one open for him to dump the ball to…his options to deliver the ball to his nearest receiver was not good options either. He chose to throw it at the receivers foot was a good choice, he can’t make a mistake at that part of the field because it would cause us the game. It was some ugly throws, and I had to bite my tongue from screaming out, but I perfectly understood the situation.

    That being said….Kyle Williams caused us the game by not being aware at all times that the ball can be stripped out of him anytime. The way he carried the ball was a testament to that fact. He didn’t tuck it in safely to ensure it from being stripped. But I understand his failure as well. Fact of the matter is, we didn’t play our very best at the end of the game and we lost.

    I still love every member of that team, and I will support them come what may. I am looking forward to a great season next year.

    Goooooooo Niners………….always faithful to our team and all it’s members from the top down to the very bottom.

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