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Morning Tailgate: Feb. 1

Posted by Alex Espinoza on February 1, 2013 – 10:34 AM

It’s February and the 49ers are still playing football. It can only mean one thing: Super Bowl.

Jim and John Harbaugh took literally took center stage on Friday morning, as they held a joint press conference which marked the first time in Super Bowl history that both opposing coaches spoke together before the big game. As expected, the dueling styles of both brothers were on display, along with their similarities.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com offered his take on the unique press conference and the contrasting personalities of the Harbaugh brothers.

“The brothers and opposing coaches in Sunday’s championship game stayed true to form in the first press conference in Super Bowl history that involved the coaches for both teams,” Maiocco wrote. “John took the microphone and made the opening remarks, pointing out his parents, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, as well as other relatives in the audience.”

The 49ers are also proud to share the story of 9-year-old Ty Crouch, who’s visit to the 49ers is currently featured on the Make-A-Wish foundation homepage.

The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at the Harbaughs and Super Bowl XLVII storylines.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee shared his impressions of the press conference.

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group discussed the scene as the two head coaches took the stage together.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com noted how other teams had chances to hire the Harbaughs but didn’t.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote that this Super Bowl looks unpredictable.

Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group praised Jim Harbaugh’s leadership abilities.

Sports Illustrated’s panel of football experts offered their Super Bowl predictions and five reasons why the 49ers will win.

Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group traced the 49ers’ route to the Super Bowl.

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated and Kawakami discussed the behind-the-scenes nature of general manager Trent Baalke.

Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group predicted that the Super Bowl MVP will be a defensive player.

Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle profiled Colin Kaepernick.

Maiocco spoke to Steve Young about the pistol offense and what could have been.

Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle passed along comments from former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

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166 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Feb. 1”

  1. By Mario on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    Frank Da Tank!!

  2. By tanglung on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    49ERS all the way….

  3. By polo on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    i can feel it lets go i need the tony montana squad on that field the ravens are a very good team look what they did to get here they beat manning and brady their must think they going to have kapp for breakfast so please dont under estimate them this game will be tough but we as the 49er faithful must have faith so lets go get it

  4. By bow53 on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    are we there yet??????????

  5. By tanglung on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    THE 49ERS are going to be like horse’s with blinders on. They will only be able to go foward to the podium and recieve RING # 6…GO 49ERS GO…

  6. By tanglung on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’m really starting to feel it now.

  7. By gary potter on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    niners will win. chris berman picks ravens he hasn’t been right all season, won’t be right on this either

  8. By 49er-n-memphis on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    LET’S GET 6…….. I DON’T THINK I WILL SLEEP TILL SUNDAY NIGHT, AFTER I PARTY!!!!!!!!

  9. By gary potter on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    tanglung: they are called BLINKERS. mean no harm just being funny

  10. By tanglung on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    All season long the so called EXPERTS have said THE 49ERS can’t beat this team and that team and some how THE 49ERS beat this team and that team. It won’t be any different come Sunday. Thank you so called EXPERTS for saying THE 49ERS can’t beat this team (the ravens). THE 49ERS will beat this team and get sized for RING # 6….GO 49ERS GO…

  11. By bow53 on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    ALRIGHT THIS IS IT, REMEMBER 49ER FAITHFUL , STAY POSITVE AND WE WILL BE ALRIGHT……………………..

  12. By tanglung on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    ALRIGHT THEN…………….

  13. By Old Fan on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    With our defense and Kaepernick I like our chances. Go Ninerssssssss……….

  14. By Missouri 9er on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    RUN WILD FRANK RUN WILD!!!!!!!!!!! GO NINERS GET # 6!!!!!!!!!!

  15. By ace on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    ok score prediction time 31-17 niners !!!!!

  16. By ace on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    only team that can beat us is us so if we play like we know we can we win the SUPERBOWL !!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOO NINERS !!!!

  17. By highflight49ers on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    DASHON “THE HAWK” GOLDSON !!!!!!
    SWOOP IN BALL HAWK’IN AND HAWK ‘EM !!!!!!
    FRANK “THE CANONBALL” GORE !!!!!!
    CAN’T SLOW HIM DOWN !!!!!!
    GET SOME NINERS OORAH !!!!!!
    GET SIX 49ERS OORAH!!!!!! OORAH!!!!!! OORAH!!!!!! OORAH !!!!!!!
    GO NINERS OORAH !!!!!! OORAH !!!!!! OORAH !!!!!!

  18. By DYENNY on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    TANGLUNG /// WELL SAID .IM GLAD THEY ARE STILL SAYING WE CANT STOP RICE RUNNING OR RECIEVING. AND NONE OF THIER RECIEVERS .SO LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY I HOPE OUR PLAYERS ARE GETTING JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THIS INFO ON HOW WE CANT WIN.

  19. By DYENNY on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    THEY SACKED ALEX 9 TIMES LAST YEAR AND ONLY BEAT US 16 TO 6 ., BUT GUESS WHAT THIS AINT ALEX / THIS IS KAP. GO ASK GREENBAY HOW THAT BLITZ WORKED FOR THEM.

  20. By DYENNY on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    I CANT SLEEP WAITING ON KICKOFF / GOING INSANE / WIN WILL BE RECORDED AND ILL WATCH IT 10 TIMES AND SAVE IT FOREVER. I AGREE ALSO THAT WE RUN IT AT RAY ALL DAY . THEY HAVENT FACED A DEFENSE LIKE OURS ALL YEAR . THIS AINT THE TEAM THEY PLAYED LAST YEAR.

  21. By DYENNY on Feb 1, 2013 | Reply

    GOD BLESS THE 49ERS ./ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NINERS.

  22. By jeromy on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    and I remember six months ago when i said lose Alex for CK and we win superbowl, love it when im right

  23. By ace on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    they should give frank 6 rings when we win he has the heart of a lion, we love you #21

  24. By Mike on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    Stop jinxin our team! One more day. Let’s go!

  25. By 9'er fan~4~Life, Not just another { J O E } on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    5~golded rings , No 6 ~ G O L D E N R I N G S .. Golden red we have the best colors

  26. By tanglung on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    SUPERBOWL NINERS SUPERBOWL,….LET’S GO NINERS LET’S GO….GO 49ERS GO….1 more day…..Help me, I’ve got 49ERS FEVER…..LOL….LOL….LOL

  27. By SHIP on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    Jeromy. Thats laughable. You said Matt Flynn, Peyton “choke in playoffs” Manning, Scott Tolzein, amongst a long list of others not named Alex. You even said Scott Tolzein was better than KAP. Don’t think I forgot. HAHAHAHAHA!

  28. By SHIP on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    There are people on this blog who want to be right more than they want us to win. Seriously…listen to their words and ask yourself what kind of person is motivated more by the incredible desire to be right on a faceless blog more than to have the team win. Think about how pathetic their life must be. It really tells you a lot about that person-really….you don’t have to be a psychologist to see that if you look closely.

    Personally: I would rather be wrong and win it all.

  29. By gary potter on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    protect ck7 we will win. my guess niners 27-13. how about it guys give blog your predictions?

  30. By dave g. on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    You right Ship, Jeromy is a joke.

  31. By ace on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    31-17 niners wooot go niners go !!!!!!!

  32. By ogre on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    Seems like months of predictions, posturing, and pontifications; we actually agree upon at least ONE THING~ WE ARE ALL 49er FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When it gets to the bone A SUPER BOWL WIN is what we crave. So here’s too it: WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US? Ain’t Nobody Got It Better. GO NINERS#####6

  33. By DYENNY on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    HEY I HAVE MY NUMBERS FOR MY SQARES ON MY BOARD . I HAVE 8 FOR49ERS AND 1 FOR BALTIMORE PAYS PER QUATER . BE GREAT WITH 49ERS WINNING 38 TO 21 SO THATS MY CALL

  34. By ace on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    i think we are playing against the luckiest team in nfl right now the ravens, last 2 wins, wtf ,i think manning and brees beat themselves allowing the ravens to sneak in, well guess what ur luck is about to change WE ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NFL(,and were last year 2), and there wont be any question after tommorow..>>> GOOOOOOO NINERS !!!!

  35. By DYENNY on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    BALTIMORE AND THE TV ANALIST DONT GIVE THE 49ERS ANY CREDIT THIS AINT THE SAME TEAM THEY PLAYED LAST YEAR WHEN WE GAVE UP 9 SACKS /2 FUMBLES / AND AN INTERCEPTION AND THEY ONLY WON 16 TO 6 LOL

  36. By DYENNY on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    YOU KNOW THAT RAY LEWIS TEAM MATES MUST BE TIRED OF HEARING HIM SAY ITS ALL ME/ ME/ ME/ ME /ME / RAY LEWIS HAS BEEN TAKEING ALLTHE CREDIT FOR THEIR LUCKY A$$.

  37. By DYENNY on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    GO 49ERS . I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE BRILLIANT ROMAN AND HARBOUGH CALL PLAYS NOBODYS SEEN ALL YEAR . OUR DEF, WILL GIVE FLUNKO HAPPY FEET AND HE WILL START THROWING THE BALL TO THE WRONG TEM . LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NINERS

  38. By ACE on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    the ravens have been a lot of things but not a fast starting team,and we have shut out oppents in the 2nd half , this could be a blowout just saying 38-10 niners

  39. By ACE on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    oh yeah and check this out ray lewis aressted for murder and says this week when asked about it, “i dont know anybody who lived a perfect life” wow really ur a peice of s h i t ray take a look at this guy #52 patrick willis

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000132930/2012-Best-of-Patrick-Willis?continuous=true

    ray go home and play with ur juevinile deluiqents while u still can

  40. By tanglung on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    Alls you hear is win one for Ray Lewis. Who cares….. What about RANDY MOSS. THE 49ERS are the team that will get RANDY his FIRST RING and a second one next season. GO 49ERS GO

  41. By ACE on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    and i imagine ray lewis teamates feel like , really , ur dumb for focusing on him cuz, hes done, how many games did he miss ?

  42. By tanglung on Feb 2, 2013 | Reply

    FORTY NINERS

  43. By hackphx on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    We belong here and so do they, but it ends there. Willis has character Lewis does not. Kaep has speed. Flacco does not. The SF offensive line can get outside. The ravens cannot. SF LBs have blazing speed. Ravens defense looks slow. Baltimore has been uncommonly lucky. SF hasn’t and doesn’t need it

  44. By Sam on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    Im a Ravens fan and i have alot of respect for the 9ers game and their players. I called it last year that our teams would meat this year. Its a tale of two great gladiators who was destined to collide. No mud slinging. Good luck to you guys. And to the ppl with negative comments about Ray……God bless you.

  45. By tanglung on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS will be holding up the LOMBARDI TROPHY in about 9 1/2 hours……49ERS all the way….Can you feel it….I sure can…..

  46. By SHIP on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t really have anything negative to say about Ray Lewis’s play. He deserves the respect as a player over the years BUT I must say that sometimes he is a bit cheesy and over the top (especially lately).

  47. By SHIP on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS DO THIS!

  48. By 9'er fan~4~Life, Not just another { J O E } on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    A new stadium , another Ring , G O L D E N R E D rule .. Whos got it better than us ?? no body !!

  49. By Hermie on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    Begin a new dynasty in a new stadium!!! Sounds like a plan!!! Only hours away…

  50. By tanglung on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    The ravens are probably going to TRY to take GORE and CRABTREE out of the game with out success. Look for KAEPERNICK to spread the ball around. Aside from RANDY MOSS having a huge game, multible 49ERS PLAYERS will have really good numbers on OFFENSE. The 49ERS DEFENSE will show up BIG time. Ravens will not have an answer for the 49ERS game plan. 49ERS FAN may want to do some stretching exercise before the game so’s not to pull anything. Lot’s of jumping up and down during the entire game…… QUEST FOR # 6 ……LET”s GO NINERS LET’S GO……

  51. By tanglung on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    49ERS are set to win second half. I see alot of good things THE 49ERS are doing. It aint over. THE 49ERS are going to win this by a David Ackers kick. 49ERS win by 2 points. GO 49ERS GO…..

  52. By tanglung on Feb 3, 2013 | Reply

    I am so PROUD of THE 49ERS. I can see THE 49ERS in more SUPERBOWLS in the near future. THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS…..

  53. By tanglung on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Disappointing loss, but what a game. I LOVE my 49ERS. THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS….

  54. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    hate to complain but ravens had 2 penalities called on them all game…R U KIDDING ME!

  55. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    hey phatalblahblahblah…u got your wish they lost..now u can blame kap. for the loss..it was his fault right? alex would have won the game….it was kap’s fault they put up 21 in first half..ran a kickoff in to start 2nd half…i know it’s was his fault..alex would have done better right? his fault refs put their flags away…RIGHT? c’mon u love this…they lost now u can lay all the blame on kap….cuz alex would have won RIGHT? well good luck rooting for your new team with alex…cuz niner nation doesn’t need a fan like u RIGHT?win,lose or tie a real fan sticks by their team…RIGHT?

  56. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    u know what is great to me..is with kap. at qb i feel no matter how much they r down he can bring them back with a chance to win…with alex i never had that feeling…

  57. By gary potter on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    we must draft defensive backs in draft. this is a priority, or go into free agent market and sign quality corners and safety

  58. By Hermie on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Tough game disappointing loss…Kaep came out looking a little nervous which is understandable…got back in the game had a very nice second half…had a chance to win it. Two blatant holding calls at the end of the game that the refs “have” to call and didn’t. The refs figured Ray deserved it I guess. Water under the bridge now.

    Need to address the DB’s this off-season…we will be around for a long time. Tough to win one of these things!!

  59. By Hermie on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I had hope right up until the safety when the refs didn’t call any holding. We have seen we can come back from 17 and 22 points on two of the best teams in the NFL!!

  60. By Hermie on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Gary…We had the same mindset at the same time!!! LOL

  61. By tanglung on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I also think THE 49ERS need a couple of good catching hand for KAEPERNICK to throw too. CRABTREE can’t do it by himself. Some one who is willing to jump up to catch a pa$$. Looking forward to next season.THE 49ERS can only get better. Let’s see who the Coaching staff bring in this off season.

  62. By Hermie on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Tanglung…I think we really missed Manningham down the stretch!!

  63. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    test

  64. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Tough loss all. Resisting the urge to focus in on the “no calls”. We had the same problems that has plagued us before: poor on 3rd down conversions, poor in the red zone, Defense got burned bad a few times that resulted in some really big plays.

  65. By 9erdog on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    test

  66. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    shoukd have run gore

  67. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    i know it’s over but play calling was terriable on that last drive

  68. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Where is everyone on this blog? very light participation today.

  69. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    “Where is everyone on this blog? very light participation today.”

    Because they haven’t figured out how to defend Kaepernick’s performance yet.

    I’m disappointed in the loss. The 49ers no longer have a goose egg in the loss column for Super Bowl games. Further, some of the 49ers were totally unprofessional in the loss. I was sorry to see it end this way.

  70. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    The difference between me and what seemed like 95% of 49ers fans going into this last weekend stems from believing your eyes instead of believing the media. My eyes told me that Kaepernick couldn’t play from inside the pocket, and that he was generating a tremendous amount of his production from situations that opposing defensive coordinators persistently allowed. When the media can’t stop praising Kaepernick’s physical attributes and intangibles, you have to wonder if it’s because they can’t maintain their credibility by praising him for excelling in fundamental quarterbacking skills like Reads, Progressions, and Audibles.

  71. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Despite what vitriol may come my way for reminding everyone: I was right.

    It’s easier to shut down a team commanded by a glorified runningback than it is to shut down a team commanded by an elite pocket thrower.

  72. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    ya u were right…how’s it feel

  73. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    poof.

  74. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    it wasn’t cullvers fault right?

  75. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    poof again… good grief

  76. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I didn’t think Kaep played poorly.

  77. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    He had one costly throw sail on him and made a few “rookie” mistakes, for example, the timeout call early in 3rd quarter, and a few 3rd and short situations when he elected to throw the ball long. But otherwise I thought he played pretty well.

  78. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Culliver had a rough game no doubt but we knew the DB’s would if we weren’t able to get to Flacco, and we weren’t able to get to Flacco.

  79. By mfkram64 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    kap played good…down 22 points…his fault? he gave them a chance to win…what a joke u bashing him

  80. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Phatal… I was somewhat surprised that we weren’t rolling Kaep out more. Especially on that last drive. Seemed to me they’d roll him out, if there was someone open he could rifle it in, if not, he could put his legs to use… seemed strange to go straight pocket pa$$er on the last 3 plays.

  81. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Almost felt like we were trying to prove that Kaep can be a pocket pa$$er instead of running the plays that compliment his a$$ets. But it’s easy to say we should have done something different when what was run didn’t work. Three pocket pa$$es to crab in a row though… maybe turn the page in the playbook and try something different.

  82. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    “and that he was generating a tremendous amount of his production from situations that opposing defensive coordinators persistently allowed.” This, in my opinion is what good QB’s do. They find out what defenses are doing and then take what is given to them. I don’t need a QB to prove anything to me. I want them to win the game – however they can get it done.

  83. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    “ya u were right…how’s it feel”

    Frankly, it doesn’t feel good. It was like riding in a car going 70 mph on the freeway just as the overcrossing 100 ft in front of you suddenly collapses, except that the whole thing slowed down to the time it takes for three months to elapse. The decision had been made, and my voice alone was powerless to stop it.

    I think many of the users on this forum missed my point all along. Yes, I posted stats upon stats showing the disparity between Smith’s offense and Kaepernick’s, and along the way, I had to refute numerous fallacies that were parroted on these forums. But the core of my issue all along is that you don’t bench your starter when he’s done nothing to lose the job. Kaepernick could have contributed to a clutch win yesterday, and I still would have thought the move was wrong. As it turned out, Kaepernick’s performance didn’t justify the move from a purely mercenary standpoint, but that was a secondary matter.

    I understand that just as Colin Kaepernick’s wins in difficult situations didn’t prove that he was a better quarterback than Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick’s loss in the Super Bowl didn’t prove that Alex Smith was better. You can’t logically argue from a standpoint that was never a reality. Do I think the 49ers would have done better this year with Alex Smith under center? Read anything I’ve written on the matter and you know my answer. But with that said, Colin Kaepernick is the future of the 49ers barring something far more gutsy than benching Smith:

    Trade Kaepernick to the Cardinals for two first round draft picks and two second round draft picks. If you’re going to be mercenary as an organization, don’t be one of those sneaky mercenary types. Revel in it. Glorify it. Don’t settle as an organization seeking a new look for your offense, but evolve as an organization. Be something an NFL team has never been: Overtly mercenary. Don’t pretend to be a family. Don’t pretend that you care if a player tears an ACL in training camp and ends up cut in the next year’s training camp. Just buy and sell humans like a broker buys and sells securities. We’ll all keep watching apparently, whether we like it or not.

    And I am not being sarcastic. What I just wrote is the way the NFL really is. 2012 merely taught me that I was wrong about the 49ers being a little different than that. But if Kaepernick starts next year, as I’m certain he will, my expectations are going to be tremendous.

  84. By tanglung on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah, Your a je r k . Kaepernick played well enough for THE 49ERS to win. What a come back attempt. I hope next season you go to another team because you are NOT a 49ERS fan. Your a HUGE A$$HO LE. Even if THE 49ERS had won, You would still have something negative to say about Kaepernick and Harbaugh. Go away know. Start looking for another team. YOU FAKE FAN……

  85. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    “I was somewhat surprised that we weren’t rolling Kaep out more.”

    I was listening to the Sports Talk Radio today, and I heard hosts talking about how ‘the 49ers should have rolled out Kaepernick more on the last drive’. I’m not even certain they knew what they were talking about.

    I’d like for you to explain what you mean by rollout in this instance, because running sideways against a defense that has been sending defenders by specified lanes is not the answer. It hurts far more than it helps, particularly when pursuit forces you to throw on the run into a shallow secondary with an ever-narrowing field laterally.

  86. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    The Ravens were disciplined in their rush, moving through the designed lane and maintaining and their desired position even when it slowed down their pursuit of Kaepernick. Meanwhile, the Ravens mixed up their looks in the seconday. It is the basic recipe of how to beat a mobile quarterback whose biggest strength is his legs: Eliminate the direct route to scramble out of the pocket, and don’t allow the play to be extended as a result. Instead, force the quarterback to throw into a secondary that hasn’t been parsed by receivers that have been running for three seconds.

    It’s easy to say that Kaepernick should have been given plays that catered to his strengths. This is where the true meaning of gameplanning becomes evident: The Ravens gave up certain coverages to shut down what Kaepernick does that was hurting every defense except those of the Rams and Seahawks. They forced Kaepernick to be a pocket quarterback. Obviously, this was not Kaepernick’s strength.

  87. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know what you mean by “forcing him to be a pocket QB”. Teams do this all the time if you have a line that can’t protect the pocket. You roll the qb out in the flat to buy him more time. It cuts the field in half, but you sacrifice that other side of the field in order to ease the burden on your struggling line. In this case, rolling Kaep out forces the D to either step up and defend against his running the ball in, or stay in coverage. Being a couch coach, I’d have thought they’d have had at least one play where they roll him out and give him the option to see if he can make a guy miss and make the play, or if it was open find a slotted receiver. It’s been done a million times by less mobile QB’s than Kaep. A fade route, when we haven’t really done alot of fade routes between Kaep and Crab, is a far lower percentage play than what I’ve got in mind. But again, it’s easy to second guess after the fact.

  88. By temper11 on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I’m not saying that our Oline was struggling, I’m just saying that this type of play is not uncommon, it’s fairly effective, and it is highly suited to Keap’s, and Smith’s for that matter, style of play.

  89. By tanglung on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS

  90. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    “…and that he was generating a tremendous amount of his production from situations that opposing defensive coordinators persistently allowed.”
    “This, in my opinion is what good QB’s do. They find out what defenses are doing and then take what is given to them. I don’t need a QB to prove anything to me. I want them to win the game – however they can get it done.”

    I agree with you 100%. My comment referred to the failure of previous defensive coordinators to keep Kaepernick confined to the pocket. They weren’t willing to risk the back end with the time lost on a disciplined rush. So instead of being willing to lose between a half second and one and a half seconds, Kaepernick gained three or more on any occasion where he scrambled. Kaepernick being flushed out of the pocket was never a success on the part of any defensive coordinator. That was exactly what they needed to avoid.

    The Ravens on the other hand prevented that. The result was big chunk plays here and there (the cost of the rush) but a lot of incompletions and little damage from Kaepernick’s legs.

  91. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    “kap played good…down 22 points…his fault? he gave them a chance to win…what a joke u bashing him”

    Really? We set the bar low around here. On their first six possessions of the game, the 49ers scored 6 points. One of those scoreless drives was LaMichael James’ fault, but the other five are squarely on Kaepernick, with three drives going for three plays or fewer. Kaepernick’s interception gave the Ravens great field position, and John Harbaugh’s failed attempt to ice the game with a fake field goal end run was the only reason that pick didn’t convert directly to points.

    Kaepernick’s seventh drive was punctuated by a power outage. When the lights came back on, Kaepernick’s call on 3rd and 13 was a checkdown to Delanie Walker. Punt.

    On Kaepernick’s eighth drive, his most commendable effort of the game, the 49ers put up their first touchdown on a throw underneath where two missed tackles allowed Crabtree to escape into the endzone.

    Drive nine began with a Ted Ginn punt return brought to the Ravens’ 20, and the off-balance Ravens’ defense gave up a six yard run by Gore for a touchdown. Most significantly, Haloti Ngata was injured on the play.

    At this point, I thought the 49ers were back in the game. I imagined that for them to win, they were going to need to score another touchdown and get a successful two-point conversion. With Ngata out of the game, the 49ers began their next possession at the Ravens’ 24 after a Rice fumble. The 49ers didn’t actually enter the red zone until a Running Into the Kicker penalty allowed Akers another chance to kick a field goal, his third of the game.

    The 49ers concluded a four rush, one throw eleventh drive with a 15 yard TD scamper by Kaepernick. Unfortunately, his two point conversion attempt wasn’t even close to being successful.

    With the 49ers down 5 points when they next received the ball, a touchdown was the only option. The 49ers quickly reached the red zone in part by way of a 33 yard rush by Gore. With only seven yards to go and four plays to do it in, Kaepernick twice ran short on time, and in four plays the 49ers burned a time out and gained a total of 2 yards. The game was finally decided when the Ravens’ special teams tackled Ted Ginn after the free kick.

    12 offensive drives.
    6 red zone visits, with 2 converted into touchdowns.
    1 touchdown completion.
    1 touchdown handoff.
    1 touchdown rush.
    1 failed two-point conversion.
    1 interception.
    No momentum until play was disrupted and until the Ravens’ best defensive lineman left with an injury.

    Don’t complain about the defense and special teams not keeping the game close when Kaepernick follows up an offensive penalty on the first play of the game with a three and out, throws a pick on his side of the field, and can’t throw a touchdown completion from inside the red zone. Don’t complain about the defense and special teams when the offense can’t get anything going on offense until an artificially induced game-stopping event blows up momentum. The game wouldn’t have been that close at the end if not for the half-hour blackout, an event whose impact on the game can’t be precisely measured, but was definitely at least observed.

    But to bring it down to simple terms: 2.42 points a drive is not commendable when you don’t win. Flacco’s offense was good for 4.2 points a drive before the blackout, compared with 1 point a drive for Kaepernick’s, and Flacco didn’t throw a drive-ending pick.

  92. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I was weaned on 49ers football. Calling me a fake fan is absurd.

    It used to be that the penultimate measure of a quarterback was his ability to string together scoring drives, and to do so under pressure and in big games. The 49ers of 2005 through 2010 didn’t do that because of terrible coaching. The 49ers of 2011 didn’t do that because of a terrible offensive line and a lack of depth at receiver. The 49ers of 2012 did it sometimes, both with Smith and with Kaepernick. Why do I prefer one above the other?

    Why would people prefer Joe Montana over Cam Newton? Cam Newton is a superior physical specimen. Cam Newton was drafted first overall. Cam Newton set records in his rookie year.

    Joe Montana was better at knowing where and when to throw the football. Smith is closer to Montana than Kaepernick is, and Kaepernick’s legs don’t make up for it against defensive coordinators that know how to handle run-first quarterbacks.

  93. By tanglung on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

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  94. By dave g. on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    I love my 49ers WIN or LOSE. It is unbelievable to me that someone is using our loss as a platform to try to convince us that he knows football and quarterbacking better than everyone else including the coach like we mindless zombies caught up in media hype with no brain of our own to see things with our own eyes. Phatablahblah is a condescending piece of sh!t who is not mourning this loss and has no concept of the pain and sadness this loss causes to a real fan, deep rooted, faithful fan. Instead he has twisted it in a we cannot defend a stance against him? He has have zero concept of what a real fan feels for this team. I could care less who is right or who is wrong…it just freakin hurts that we lost & nothing can change that. I am still hurting from Roger Craig fumbling the ball to prevent us from 3-peating in 1991. You have no idea or concept of what a real fan goes through.

  95. By dave g. on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    Phatablahblah…just STFU. You really need to be slapped.

  96. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    My life doesn’t improve one bit on a 49ers win or loss. My taxes remain high, my truck still requires fuel, my life could end in an instant, and the internet trolls still argue that they are right because they think they are.

    You didn’t play a down. Calling it “our loss” is ridiculous. Stop acting like your life is as bad as anyone on the 49ers’ roster was today. And stop acting like defining fanship is your exclusive right.

    You were wrong. Live with it.

  97. By phatalerror on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    And I’ll add, if you’re happiness in life is inextricably linked to the 49ers’ (or any other professional sports team’s) successes and failures, it is an empty life indeed. For all the trash talk you’ve dished out during the past two months, perhaps it’s your marriage on the rocks, your job on the line, or your house on the foreclosure block. If you can’t take any consolation from a happy family, a day’s wage, or a soft pillow, all because ‘our team lost’, you are in serious need of help.

    Quit being childish. Learn more about the game of football. Get used to being wrong. I had to get used to being wrong before I could understand how to be right, and this season, it served me well. As for you, it’s seven months of digesting your unseasoned crow.

    The alternative is that any time you see “PhataLerror”, your heart rate goes up 20 bpm. Some guy on the Internet really shouldn’t be able to provoke that kind of reaction.

  98. By tanglung on Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

    B!TCH SLAPPED

  99. By Hermie on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    I am sorry to say there is a “Very” good chance we may not have even made the NFC Championship game much less the SB with Alex…can’t go back there now. Like I said above, Kaep didn’t play well the first half, played extremely well in the 2nd half.

    I agree with many of you that it was a mistake to only run Frank once and should have run more or brought Dixon in!! Too bad that was a situation we actually brought Jacobs in for!

  100. By Hermie on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    I feel great knowing we have Kaep as our QB of the future. He proved he can do EVERYTHING and NFL QB needs to be able to do including throw the ball deep and rally the team no matter how far they are down even when the receiving corp is depleted.

    We need to concentrate on DB’s early in the draft this year and shore up the defensive backfield much like we did the O-line a few years ago. Need to bring in another WR too.

  101. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    blahblahblah u just love to bash kap. it was his fault ALL his fault they lost..in reading your novels u blame him…not the special teams or defense…WHAT? it’s a team game and the d played terriable in the first half…offense stall on drives it’s football..u pick apart every possession…what r they going to score everytime? did u watch the game? the td to bolden 4 guys watched him and the one to pita 3 guys were standing alone in endzone…dave g said it right AGAIN! we r true fans a true fan feels for the guys who gave it their hearts and souls…we as REAL fans feel it too!!! unlike u..your post r all about YOU! we as TRUE FANScare about r team..unlike u..YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT YOURSELF!

  102. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    we were wrong…wrong where? they made the super bowl something alex couldn’t do last year…..when they beat the packers u commplained the packer d was terriable and the falcon game u weren’t seen on the post for a week…now they loss the super bowl and u come on here sayin all this bs about kap..u r a self centered person…u like to argue WHAT? u wait for them to loss and then start your rant on how bad the kid played…u r nothing but a person who waits and says i told u so….if it doesn’t affect your life why r u on this post? why argue if it doesn’t change your life? when in fact we r changing your life..u get on here and read the post that changes your life….if we r so misinformed and just don’t see what u see why r u on here? we get to u and it’s great!! my heart doesn’t go up i laugh at u! your novels r so funny it’s halarious!!! i show my friends and they say u r a joke too!!!

  103. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    my freinds r patriot and cowbouy fans..they say kap. is awesome about time they got rid of alex…they laugh at your post we have a blast reading your blahblahblah!!! all i can say good luck with alex with his new team…you’ll need it!

  104. By tanglung on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ok, It’s obvious phatablahblah is not a 49ERS fan… Time to stop reading his BULL SH!T. He is such a little pri ck. He probably wacks his little pe e pe e while he writes. I believe he gets off p i ssing us TRUE FANS off. I kind of feel sorry the tiny bri ck. He must be a very lonely lost A$$ hole.

  105. By phatalerror on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    “Ok, It’s obvious phatablahblah is not a 49ERS fan…”

    ‘…he typed out calmly as he sipped his Earl Grey tea and leaned back in his comfy chair.’

    And I am a joke?

  106. By phatalerror on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    “and the falcon game u weren’t seen on the post for a week…”

    I was around for the first week, and after a week of analysis, there was nothing left for me to do but file my taxes and wait out the second week. It’s certainly not because I didn’t have a response or an opinion about Kaepernick’s play, which you can go back and read, but goes something like, “He made timely completions,” which was a compliment.

  107. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    it’s time to move on…what’s great is kap. will be the starter period…get into camp get all the reps…..oline is back…have gore/james as rb’s…crabs and davis.. have to go get a wr or two…i like to see them go get nelson or wallace for deep threats and sign them early get into camp right away…think about wallace or nelson teamed with crabs now they will have a deep threat….i like wallace and crabs at wr tandem get williams and manningham back..on defense need a corner big time…trade smith to jets for revis…draft some d-line guys…..it’s time to get ready for new season…. .

  108. By dave g. on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    Phatablahblah: The point you missing is I am not concern with being right or wrong dumb@ss. You want to make this more than what it is and all about you. There was a part of you that wanted us to lose. A real fan never has that thought. I am a real fan who feels bad for all the players who have lost and have extreme niner pride. My goal is not to try to prove idiots like you right. You have no idea what I do for a living and what kind of life I have nor does do I care how you view me. “Fans” like you only like the team when they win and only jump on the wagon and are all there to celebrate the wins but the moment we fall short are looking to blame and want to say “I told you so”. Just like when Alex fell short in last years playoffs, it was a team loss and so is this Superbowl. You are just as much as a douche as 11 years to put it all one one guy to say you were right. Its not about any of that nonsense. The point is we lost and it is like a mourning period for a real fan. You have not real fan investment in the team so it does not matter to you but to us real fans there are so much more than you can ever imagine. Its years of sharing moments with our father and son and bonding an dthings you will never understand because to you its just a platform to argue that you are MR. KNOW IT ALL. You just annoying.

  109. By dave g. on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    and Phatablahblah: Not sure where you even getting you were right ANYWAY because we lost the game and 2nd if it does not hurt you that the team lost than you really are not a real fan. I am man enough to say it hurt me because I am a real 49ER fan. Always have been and always will be no matter who the QB. You will never understand that because your insecurities of somehow trying to convince faceless people on blogs that you right and everyone else is wrong overwhelmes you. And the most comical thing is you taking credit for being right on something that has not and will never be proven.

  110. By tanglung on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    dave g. Very well put. phatablahblah is a BIG A$$. He knows it and TRUE 49ERS FANS know it. He is a fan of himself. A legend in his own mind.

  111. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    hey blahblahblah..”don’t complain about the defense or special teams” WHY? just complain about kaepernick…u r narrow minded…break down how the defense couldn’t get off the field…how akers couldn’t kick it out of the endzone..and how come flacco is elite cuz he had one good half…kap. had a good half..ravens offense scored 6 points in 2nd half..if it wasn’t for a kick return for a td they would have lost…u break down flacco’s 4.2 per poss. in first half what was it in 2nd half? how bout kap.s in 2nd half..o u seem to not want to point those stats out…u want to prove u r right when the numbers work for your argument…u had no argument in flacons game so u posted once now they lost u r all over this blog….kaepernick this kaepernick that…don’t complain about the d or special teams ya ok they played great right?

  112. By tanglung on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    KAEPERNICK and HIS 49ERS

  113. By temper11 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    from MFKRAM64:
    “u (phatal) just love to bash kap. it was his fault ALL his fault they lost..in reading your novels u blame him…not the special teams or defense…WHAT? it’s a team game and the d played terriable in the first half…offense stall on drives it’s football..u pick apart every possession…”

    Then, in his very next post:

    “they made the super bowl something alex couldn’t do last year”

    The suggestion here being of coarse that the reason we didn’t get to the Superbowl last year was because of Alex and Alex alone. The hypocrisy in these two statements is what I find so frustratingly infuriating. I agree with you MFKRam64 that we win as a team and lose as a team, but that applies to Alex as well.

    More from MFKRAM64:
    “we r true fans a true fan feels for the guys who gave it their hearts and souls”

    Many on here, including you MFKRAM have been spending weeks and weeks and weeks “laughing your a$$es off” at how much I “feel” for Alex’s plight. Saying that I’m in love with him, and far more vulgar things that I won’t repeat here, all because I feel bad for the guy who for years has given everything he had for this team and for this city. Did you really come on here and say that true fans “feel for the guys who gave it their hearts and souls”? If that is your definition of a “true fan” sir then you are not one as in your words – “about time they got rid of alex… all i can say good luck with alex with his new team…you’ll need it!” Who has given more, gone through more with this team than Alex? NOBODY.

    Hypocrite.

    I do feel bad from my team. Alex, Kap, Gore, Willis, Bowman, Crabs, Hunter, Williams, Justin S., Aldon S., Harbaugh, all of them. They deserved to win.

  114. By gary potter on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    pte. you are full s$$t. you blame ck7 when you should blame moss and coaching staff plus leaky secondary for loss. not ck7 fault that moss quit on ball thrown to him,not ck7 fault that cornerbacks and safety couldn’t cover, not ck7fault that coachesplaycalling lacked imagination. you sound like 11 big stats that mean nothing get a life.

  115. By tanglung on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    I love THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS. Always have and always will. Can you imagine how much better THE 49ERS are going to be this coming season. I’ve still got 49ERS FEVER………………..

  116. By Hermie on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    I thinks MFKRAM64 was being sarcastic…something a couple of people do not seem to get!!

  117. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    temper11 it was my friends who said about time they get rid of alex and hermie is right on…blahblahblah wants to blame it all on kaepernick for losing then why don’t we blame alex for last years champ. game? see hermie gets it and u don’t temper11….and my point about blaming defense and special teams is the same point….why is it just kaepernick”s fault according to phatablahblahblah? it was the team and coach’s fault….they weren’t prepared…first half they looked lost,,but like every good team they regrouped and made a run but feel short…

  118. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    next year they look great again….get some new wr’s and cb’s stay heathy and go back to the super bowl….bring in some good guys at the skilled postions add some depth on defense….this is what winning does..guys will want to play for the niners…harbaugh has brought a winning attitude…have g-ro and fangio back…all the pieces r in place so it’s time to go get a 6th ring..it sucks to lose but like last year regroup and come back with a big chip on their shoulders…

  119. By mfkram64 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    see temper11 how stupid i sound? when i blame alex for loss it sounds stupid doesn’t it? now u get my point…blahblahblah is blaming kaepernick…it sounds stupid right?

  120. By temper11 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, it is stupid… I don’t think you can ever lay blame on any single person. I’ve already disagreed with Phatal on that. Smith and Williams last year or Kap and Culliver this year. It’s a team win, team loss.

  121. By dave g. on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    Just think with all the blaming people are doing, if the refs call holding at the end of the game properly everyone is singing a different tune. I know we were the better team but it just did not happen. It sucks that we lost but what good does it do to blame and make excuses. Its over and it sucks royally. All we can do now is focus on next year & what talent we need to add to a very talented crew to give us a better shot.

    BTW: I always said Temper is not very bright. He never gets sarcasm-NEVER HAS & NEVER WILL. You can never argue with very low IQ people.

  122. By temper11 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    Definition of Sarcasm: “A tongue of which the user speaks of something the complete OPPOSITE of what the user means.”

    Phatal has been a strong proponent of Alex Smith. MFKRAM said “we were wrong…wrong where? they made the super bowl something alex couldn’t do last year…” That is a literal dig as the Alex led niners did not reach the Superbowl.

    There is nothing sarcastic about that statement at all. I majored in Communication Studies and minored in English. If he was trying to be sarcastic in his defense of Kaepernick, then he should have said something like:

    “If the QB is the only player on the field that determines wins and losses, then Alex Smith last year, WITH HIS DEEP THREAT ARM AND ABILITY TO AVOID SACKS, would surely have reached the Superbowl.”

    Since the main criticism of A. Smith is his lack of a deep ball arm and his propensity to take a lot of sacks, saying the OPPOSITE, as in the example I provided above, would be a good example of sarcasm.

    But you know, I applaud Dave… he almost made it through an entire post without resorting to cheap insults. If this keeps up, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day we become the best of friends! (another example of sarcasm)

  123. By temper11 on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    MFKRam said:

    “blahblahblah wants to blame it all on kaepernick for losing then why don’t we blame alex for last years champ. game? see hermie gets it and u don’t temper11…”

    In fact I think you are on record many times as blaming the NFC title game on Alex. Many people here blame him for that game and nearly everything else that is wrong with their lives. If now, suddenly and conveniently, after the Superbowl loss you are changing your tune, then I wholeheartedly agree with you that we shouldn’t blame the Superbowl loss on Kaep. But the way you laid out your argument originally was hypocritical. It’s possible that you didn’t intend for it to be so, but it was. I was responding to what you actually said and the position that you and many others have long held.

  124. By tanglung on Feb 5, 2013 | Reply

    49ers

  125. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Sometimes you have to look at things as a whole! I have many times used sarcasm when replying to you Temper and BlahBlahBlah, but that was to make a point. I do not blame Alex for the Championship games, but the two of you force it out of people because of the extreme blahblahblah goes to and you support much of it!

    Do I perfer Kaep…yes, and said so back in Aug. 2011. Did I keep blaming everything on Alex, ala 11yrs and Jeromy…No, only when people were saying stupid stuff!!

    Therefore, sarcasm to the effect of going to the extreme of what we really did not believe.

  126. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Now for blahblahblah…since you obviously have not actually played the game, I will try to simplify things for you…

    When James fumbled the ball, that “contributed” to the loss; when Vernon couldn’t hold onto the ball, that “contributed” to the loss; when Kaep threw an interception, that “contributed” to the loss; when Aldon (can’t remember who on the other side did at the same time) jumped offsides on a crucial down, that “contributed” to the loss; when special teams gave up the second half kick-off for a touchdown, that “contributed” to the loss…starting follow now!!

    I know it is hard for you, as it was for 11yrs and Jeromy with Alex, but maybe this helped!!!

  127. By phatalerror on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Davis’ drop is not on par with Kaepernick’s interception (although LaMichael James’ fumble is): A drop is not in itself drive-ending. Furthermore, Kaepernick’s untimely interception was caught and returned inside the 49ers’ side of the field, unlike the fumble.

    In fact, the one thing missing from almost everyone’s comments about this game is the factor of momentum. Kaepernick did not do anything to sustain momentum in the first half of the game. Joe Flacco by comparison threw three touchdown receptions in the same time frame. Let’s look at Kaepernick’s ability to generate momentum from the beginning of a game:

    First two possessions of 49ers’ 2012 playoff games:
    3 possessions were three-and-outs.
    1 possession ended in a field goal.
    1 possession ended in a touchdown.
    Kaepernick’s offense never scored on a first possession.
    Kaepernick gave up 7 points on an interception returned for a touchdown.

    So in six drives, Kaepernick’s offense generated 10 points while giving up 7. Compare this to what the 49ers’ opponents’ quarterback’s offenses did in 2012:

    First two opponents’ possessions of 49ers’ 2012 playoff games:
    1 possession was a three-and-out.
    3 possessions ended in a touchdown.
    1 possession ended in a field goal.

    So in six drives, the opponents’ offenses scored on four of them, generating 24 points and was only held to a three-and-out in one instance. No turnovers.

    While the Packers, Falcons, and Ravens all played against a slightly compromised but elite 49ers defense, none of those teams’ defenses were elite. Only the Falcons’ and the Ravens’ were well coached.

    Momentum is a key to winning games, and it is the quarterback’s job to play in such a way as to generate and sustain momentum. Chunk plays are a fair way to generate momentum, but that momentum is lost if the plays don’t lead to points.

    Here are the 49ers numbers from the first two drives of their two 2011 playoff games:

    0 possessions were three-and-outs.
    2 possessions ended in a touchdown.
    Smith’s offense never scored on a first possession.
    Smith didn’t throw an interception.

    So in four drives against defenses similar to those Kaepernick faced in 2012, Smith’s offense generated 14 points. That’s momentum. That was the 49ers’ look before their new coin-flip offense. That was Smith’s production with a weaker offensive line, and a weaker wideout corps.

    So for all of Kaepernick’s measurables, he proved he lacked the savvy needed to lead a team. Smith’s defense bled points to the Saints late in the Divisional Playoff game, and what did Smith do? Put up 14 points with his arm and his feet. What did Kaepernick do? On a two-point conversion attempt and most plays of their final 4 play series from the Ravens’ 7 yard line, his throws were uncatchable or worthless.

    The Kaepologists can all go home now and think about what they did wrong. He may be good in the future, but he was not the best quarterback for the 49ers for 2012.

  128. By phatalerror on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    One more highly relevant tidbit for the fans who were deceived into thinking that Kaepernick could generate more splash plays than Smith could in the games that count:

    49ers vs. Saints, 2011: 3 +40 yard plays.
    49ers vs. Giants, 2011: 1 +40 yard play.

    49ers vs. Packers, 2012: 3 +40 yard plays.
    49ers vs. Falcons, 2012: 0 +40 yard plays.
    49ers vs. Ravens, 2012: 0 +40 yard plays.

    More +40 yard plays in fewer games. Before pulling these up, I actually thought that I might have to at least factor in that Kaepernick had played more games. It wasn’t necessary. He really was that much an inferior to Smith.

  129. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah. I will put this as plain as posible and I hope you get it. ( F U C K YOU A$$HO LE ).

  130. By phatalerror on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    tanglung concedes the argument. Any takers?

  131. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I have stopped reading phatablahblah’s (BU LL SH!T) for some time now and encourage TRUE 49ERS FANS too do the same. I’m telling you, phatablahblah is NOT a 49ERS fan and is writing his stup!d novels too pi$$ everyone off myself included. Phatablahblah, if I ever meet you in person I’d show you why i’m called TANGLUNG. Then again maybe not. Why waste a little bit of energy on a HUGE A$$ H0LE……….

  132. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Hermie you say the “two of us force “it” out of people”. If you’re talking about sarcasm, that’s fine with me. I use it all the time… on this blog, at the office, with my kids (especially with my kids). If MFKRam was trying to use sarcasm to make a point, he used it wrong and I therefore misunderstood.

  133. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Hermie said: “Did I keep blaming everything on Alex, ala 11yrs and Jeromy…No, only when people were saying stupid stuff!!”

    That is essentially what I do, except in the opposite. When people say things like, “Alex would never have been able to get past Green Bay in the playoffs”, then I respond. Phatal responds as well but with stats and numbers. I’ve often liked his numbers because they support my arguments in support of Alex. And, I’ve backed Phatal because for the most part, he throws up numbers and gets this kind of nonsense in response: ( F U C K YOU A$$HO LE ).

  134. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t mind if people don’t like his opinion. I don’t agree with his opinion that the majority of the superbowl loss should be laid at Kaep’s feet. But I will gladly support Phatal if for no other reason than he continues to be respectful in his comments. I’ll stand with the guy who can at least carry on a conversation and an argument than with the guy who simply vomits words on the board because he can’t think of any counter arguments for himself. People say that Phatal is condescending… Well tell me this, when you post up an opinion, even an unpopular opinion, and the response you get is ” F U C K YOU A$$HO LE” how can you not be condescending? You almost have no choice but to be condescending. Unless you get all the way down in the gutter yourself and respond in kind, you have no choice but to talk down to that person.

  135. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Here we go again with the “true fan” BS. Yes, tanglung you are a true fan because you use naughty words. Very impressive.

  136. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    And the threat was equally impressive. I’m sure Phatal will be scared away now.

  137. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    This is what I’m talking about. Instead of reading Phatal’s post and responding with a coherent argument as to why you disagree, you simply shout profanities and make threats. And yet, you say that he doesn’t know anything about football. At least he can make an argument. Any moron can shout insults.

  138. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    temper temper. temper11 and phatablahblah are the same person just different screen names.

  139. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Without reading past your first sentence…what do you not understand about “contributing factor”…that means taken “altogether”…moron

  140. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I see you are too stupid and we should take your points one at a time…Flacco had momentum the first half, Kaep did the second half!!!

  141. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Flacco did not have momentum the whole game…slow enough for you!!

  142. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    This guy temper11/phatablahblah is a real piece of work……lololololol

  143. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Therefore, Flacco was unable to sustain momentum the whole game…For every stat you throw up there are a dozen thrown up to show otherwise as I have done in the past!!!

    Just like polls, stats can be used and manipulated in almost any way you like!!

  144. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    a dozen stats that “can be” thrown up showing otherwise.

  145. By Hermie on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I know they do it “mainly” to get people going…I guess blahblahblah does not realize how stupid he really sounds!!

  146. By mfkram64 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    i’m still wating on flacco’s stats in the 2nd half blahblahblah…total of 6 points what was the break down per possesion? thank god they got that kick return cuz they would have lost…cuz kap. brought the niners back in the second half..what was his points per poss. in second half? still waiting…u love to post stuff to make your argument so u win it but how bout stats in second half? 6 points is all your elite flacco put up in second half 6….6….6…6… that’s IT!!! U BASHING KAEPERNICK!! WHAT A JOKE…

  147. By mfkram64 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    that’s my point hermie..right on….blahblahblah use the stats and post them they don’t tell the whole story…..if u post stats on first half alone ravens win u post stats on second half 9ers win….that’s why they r just stats and they say it all the time stats mean nothing…thta’s why they play the game..those stats don’t show how many penalities weren’t called….

  148. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Did I p!ss you off phatablahblah/temper11…………..Where are you…………..How does it feeeeeeeeeeel?????????????????????

  149. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Look. I like Alex as a QB but honestly, Alex WOOD NOT have won the come from way behind games that Kaepernick did period. Throw all the stats aside cuz they do mean squat. Without Kaepernick, THE 49ERS don’t even make it too the big game PERIOD………

  150. By mfkram64 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    he still is posting stats comparing alex to kap..who cares

  151. By mfkram64 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    all everyone cares about is they lost the super bowl…it sucks..and all u can do is post stat sheets….WHO CARES!!!

  152. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve stiil got 49ERS FEVER. Is there a stat for that….. GO 49ERS….

  153. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I think he ( temper11/phatablahblah ) has left…..Probably crying in a corner cuz nobody like his stats……….lololololololololol………

  154. By mfkram64 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    no he just wants to read some more post and get his stats prepared…so he can pick a quote from one of us and throw out some of his BLAHBLAHBLAH!

  155. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Your right, He’s looking for some more BLAHBLAHBLAH too BLAHBLAHBLAH about.

  156. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe my empty threat got too him…..Like i’d risk getting arrested for petty a$$ault…

  157. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I think he’s watching the second half of the game so he can gather flacco’s stats…………lololololololol and lololololololo

  158. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS

  159. By dave g. on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    mfkram64- you right. We lost, who gives a sh!t about their long rediculous stats and Temper rides on BLABALAHS back blindly like he is a freaking genious. This phatablahblah spends so much time with rediculous stats that mean nothing. What a loser. These two are the blind leading the blind. WE LOST THE GAME..WHAT IS THE F@$KING POINT OF ALL THIS NONSENSE?! I cant even argue with you because it is so stupid to still be talking about QBs douchebags. Now Temper is trying to school people on what sarcasm means because he is slow on the uptake.!? Man this guy is retarted!

  160. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

  161. By temper11 on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Still here all. Some of us have to work.

  162. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    What a shame, Your back.

  163. By phatalerror on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    “I don’t agree with his opinion that the majority of the superbowl loss should be laid at Kaep’s feet.”

    That isn’t my opinion at all. I expected the 49ers were a team good enough to carry Kaepernick to his first ring.

  164. By temper11 on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Phatal, I shouldn’t have put words in your mouth. You take enough gruff from the mob without me misstating your position. I’ve spent too much time on here arguing with imbeciles so I’m going to put this away for a while and focus on my work. Keep up the fight and I’ll “see” you in a few months.

  165. By tanglung on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Bye temper11/phatablahblah. Go follow Alex to his new team and see if they can carry him like THE 49ERS did.

  166. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    PHATALBLAHBLAHBLAH IS STILL TRYING TO FORCE FEED HIS WORTHLESS OPINION ON EVERYONE,,THE ONLY THING HE HAS DONE IS FORCE HIS OWN C,O,C,K DOWN TEMPER11’S THROAT,,I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE SUCK C,O,C,K LIKE TEMPER DOES PHATAL,,,ITS REALLY SICKENING

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