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49ers-Packers one-liners

The 49ers dug themselves a 23-3 halftime hole and couldn’t do enough in the final 30 minutes to avoid a 30-24 loss to the Packers.

Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News points to 49ers QB Alex Smith’s five yards passing in the first half as part of his argument that he isn’t the team’s answer at quarterback.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree caught his first NFL touchdown and said that the team should go to the spread offense full-time.

49ers coach Mike Singletary challenged his defensive backs during the week leading up to Sunday’s game, but they failed to answer the bell.

The 49ers haven’t found a consistent replacement for Allen Rossum on kick returns.

Serious injuries to LB Aaron Kampman and CB Al Harris helped the Packers blow a big portion of their halftime lead.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and finished with 344 total passing yards.

DT B.J. Raji’s first NFL sack was part of a stout effort by the Packers defensive line.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley made a successful return to the lineup with seven catches, including three on third downs.

Special teams have been a problem for the Packers this season, but they came through with a good performance on Sunday.
     

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  1. RaiderChile says: Nov 23, 2009 1:15 PM

    Whiner fans, SMITH AIN’T DA MAN!
    He’s a clip board holder and garbage time QB at best. It’s ok. We have Baby Huey here in Oakland. Both are horrible QB’s for the pro level. Smith needs a new team, fresh start and the Whiners need an new QB. You’re picking in the top 10 at draft time and there are good QBs on the board.
    The other part of the problem is coaching. Singletary is a motivational type who knew how to read offenses but can’t lead or teach offenses.
    Jimmy Raye was with the Raiders a few years back and that offense was weak. The guy is old and brings a vanilla offense to the table. Crabtree is starting to show his divas traits now with his comments regarding the offense. You were better off with Martz as a head coach. He knows offenses.
    Why the media thinks you’re one or two players from going to the play-offs is way off base. You have no QB, Gore breaks down often, no stability on the Oline, need another legit WR and depth through out.
    You’re like the Raiders without a goofy owner and slogans. Just Pinocchio Jed being told what to do by his Uncle Vito, I mean Eddie.
    Here’s to you guys moving to Santa Clara and the legal battle with Gavin Newsome to retain the Whiner name. I can see it now, “Introducing the starting line up for your Santa Clara…uhmm…Cow Patties!”

  2. Supersuckers says: Nov 23, 2009 1:17 PM

    Lose Kampman and Harris will definitely test Ted’s projects! Williams and Jones. Looking for great things from two young players selected by one of the best!

  3. this class sucks says: Nov 23, 2009 1:48 PM

    @RaiderChile: We are like a more talented, better drafting, more winning version of the Raiders with a better coach and better owner. You said its off base to think the Niners are a piece or two away from being a playoff contender? Well we currently have a solid chance to make the post season given the Cardinals habit of losing a lot at then end of seasons and the fact that we still play them and the Seahawks, and the Rams, and the Lions, and the Jaguars (who are hit an miss). Meanwhile the Raiders should focus on trying to not finish in last, you may have beaten the Bengals and the Eagles but you still might finish behind the Chiefs as sad as that is. The Niners are indeed one piece away. A QB. Hopefully that means Smith playing better or giving Nate Davis a try. The Raiders just a need a QB, a WR (you can have one of ours), a few linemen on both sides of the ball (Seymore can’t do it all), some one to help Nnamdi, to pick a RB, a head coach that can keep his hands to him self, and their owner to die.
    Whether they make the post season or not I have a list of some (quoting the Simpsons) dos and do not dos for their offseason.
    Do take a long look at your WRs: Spurlock has been useless as well as Bruce (outside of mentoring) while Jason Hill has been solid and Morgan has improved. Brandon Jones is not a bad player he’s just not needed same goes for Battle. Crabtree should be a career starter.
    Do not go into next season with Glen Coffee as the back up to Gore. Coffee may well prove to be a good RB in the NFL but until that is proven they need some else to go for Gore when he needs a break or is injured.
    Do think long and hard about the QB situation. ALex Smith has shown flashes of brilliance as well as ignorance. Shaun Hill is not the answer to anything.
    Do not draft a QB. It would be foolish for me to say that their will be no QBs that will be good this draft class but no big name ones will be.
    Do figure out what Jimmy Raye needs to do to get Smith to play better.
    Do not fire anyone!

  4. Beer Cheese Soup says: Nov 23, 2009 2:30 PM

    Selfsucker says:
    Lose Kampman and Harris will definitely test Ted’s projects! Williams and Jones. Looking for great things from two young players selected by one of the best!
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    Ted didn’t pick Williams, idiot. Also, you should ask around sometime and see who all thinks he’s “one of the best”.
    As for the actual game:
    I wasn’t particularly happy about the Vikingesque defensive meltdown in the second half, but I know injuries contributed a lot to that. It remains to be seen just how serious an impact the losses will have from here on out.
    Special teams was nothing special either, but it’s nice to see very solid and consistent punting from Kapinos. He’s a quick learner at least. Jon Ryan still looks better though, just like the Longwell/Crosby situation, but those are the things you just come to expect when you have Ted Thompson running your team.
    The bright spot was clearly on offense. McCarthy finally returned to the more balanced, WCO-style attack that made us successful in ’07. Lots of short slants, play action, letting the receivers make the plays, getting the pass off quickly, and above all, running the ball. Results? Rodgers 32/45 for 344, Grant with 129 on the ground, and only two sacks. Pretty respectable numbers for going against the stout SF defense.
    One has to wonder how different things would be right now if McCarthy had used that type of gameplan from the start of the year. Then one can wonder why the hell it took him so long.
    Bottom line, a win’s a win, and I’m always happy to have one. On to next (this?) week.

  5. irishgary says: Nov 23, 2009 2:32 PM

    McCarthy almost blew another one. Rodgers 274 yards passing in the first half and no sacks. 70 yards in the second half. Way to get conservative coach and also another great challenge on a play that wasn’t even close. Good to see you burn those TO’s.
    Get rid of this clown and get a real coach in there.

  6. wrath4771 says: Nov 23, 2009 2:36 PM

    The Niners do look a lot beter when they are in a spread offense and they should when the a former number one overall pick and the number 10 pick in this draft excelled in such an offense. Frank Gore has pretty good hands and this could be another way to get him the ball past the first line of defense. I always thought the sign of good coaching was putting your players in a position to succeed. If so, I think the Niners need to utilize the spread more often.

  7. Supersuckers says: Nov 23, 2009 3:01 PM

    Beer Cheese,
    name calling now huh? On screenames? Too funny. Anyway you seem to be suggesting that Thompson didn’t sign Tramon Williams. That he was signed by someone else in 2006 after the Texans cut him. please explain yourself..

  8. footballrulz says: Nov 23, 2009 3:25 PM

    @ wrath4771
    Was like a totally different ball game in the 2nd half. 49er’s definintely need to utilize that offense more.
    Beer Cheese you pretty much summed it up for the Pack. That kickoff return team has to learn to tackle. Was totally amazed at the play calling yesterday, first half especially. Couldn’t seem to get anything going in the 2nd half.
    Dumb challenge play, again. Well maybe MM & TT show will be gone next year. Just hope the replacements are’nt worse.

  9. Bob Nelson says: Nov 23, 2009 4:01 PM

    With that huge lead and no threat from the 49′ers the Packers coasted during the 2nd half as they have to play on national television again on Thursday.
    The 49′ers did not look as good as when they barely lost that last second game in Minnesota.

  10. Beer Cheese Soup says: Nov 23, 2009 4:16 PM

    -Supersuckers says:
    You seem to be suggesting that Thompson didn’t sign Tramon Williams. That he was signed by someone else in 2006 after the Texans cut him. please explain yourself..
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    You implied Ted DRAFTED him. Not sure if you thought that was true or not, but I’m quite positive you would never admit it if you did.
    I see you went and looked up his info now anyway though, so it’s a non-issue.
    footballrulz says:
    Dumb challenge play, again. Well maybe MM & TT show will be gone next year. Just hope the replacements aren’t worse.
    ____________________________________
    That seems to be the mantra of ALL Pack fans at the moment.

  11. TheBaySay says: Nov 23, 2009 4:26 PM

    Crabtree will have quite a career if the officials are going to let him get away with the sort of offensive pass interferance he used on his TD catch. Looked like vintage Michael Irvin. Losing Kampman hurts but losing Harris hurts a lot more, especially given that it means more playing time for Jarrett “I couldn’t cover a ” Bush. Packers went into the good old “play not to lose” mode in the fourth quarter, and we know how that can turn out. Still, a good win. Having Finley back really amps up the Packer offense. And for all his shortcomings, Ryan Grant salted the game away with a great effort on his big run in the last few minutes. Even Brandon Jackson is starting to look like a decent pro player. Whodathunkit?

  12. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 23, 2009 6:36 PM

    That was a nice little push off. It was well done. He got separation, but didn’t draw the attention by fully extending his arms.

  13. zangy says: Nov 23, 2009 7:01 PM

    I think Beer Cheese nailed with his analysis of the offense. In 07 the receiving corps led the league in YAC, Jennings long touchdown was a flashback to those days. The offensive line also looks like they may have found a mix that works. They pushed the #3 ranked Niners run D around the field and Grant looked somewhat explosive.
    From what I’ve read, the general consensus is that the loss of Kampman isn’t that big of a deal, Brad Jones has looked good in relief. And now we really will see how important/good Al Harris is. I’m going to reserve the judgments on those players until the end of the year though, as every team has injuries so they aren’t even worth talking about after this week.

  14. StevieMo says: Nov 23, 2009 7:04 PM

    The 49ers are who I thought they were before the season began. I wrote then that they didn’t do enough to supplement their O and D lines and that their QB’s still suck. Correct. Also that Singletary doesn’t know what he’s doing (their owner also knows nothing, their GM knows nothing and Paraag Marathe runs around pretending he’s some kind of seasoned football executive). Regardless, all the Niner fans went on and on about the playoffs and winning their sorry-ass division and so on and so forth and fully bought into the Mike “We’re Going to Hit People in the Mouth” Singletary total BS.
    So now they’re the usual 4-6 on their way to their 8th straight losing season under the pathetic York family regime, their O-line is a joke, their D-line offered little in the way of resistance to GB (41 sacks yielded coming into the game), and they get hit in the mouth much more often than they hit anyone. They’re the same team as the last 7 years, the only difference being a different inexperienced head coach (Martin Luther Singletary) orating weekly about “this team going forward”. Give me a flipping break — this team is going backward (losers of 6 of their last 8 with a pathetic 10-6 victory mixed in).
    And here in the Bay Area, 49er fans come back with “Oh, yeah? The Raiders suck more!” Congrats on that, Niners fans. You must be very proud. 4-6, 3-7, 2-8 — they all inhabit the same crappy landscape.

  15. Supersuckers says: Nov 24, 2009 10:21 AM

    Beer Cheese hasn’t nailed anything since the last time his Iranian noodle magically found its way into the rusted up coochie of Seattle’s contestant for the reality shot “The biggest Loser”

  16. Beer Cheese Soup says: Nov 24, 2009 12:08 PM

    zangy says:
    From what I’ve read, the general consensus is that the loss of Kampman isn’t that big of a deal, Brad Jones has looked good in relief. And now we really will see how important/good Al Harris is. I’m going to reserve the judgments on those players until the end of the year though, as every team has injuries so they aren’t even worth talking about after this week.
    ____________________________________
    Those are pretty much my thoughts as well. Brad Jones isn’t the pure pass rusher Kampman is (and neither is anyone else not named Allen), but he’s without a doubt a better fit for the 3-4.
    I still have confidence Williams can more than adequately fill Harris’ shoes, and that his injury won’t be a huge setback either. We’ll see if I end up eating my words on Thursday night or not.
    The one thing I think we can all agree on is that, above all else, we need to keep Jarrett Bush off the field. I just hope Capers already knows that, and doesn’t end up learning the hard way.
    Losing to Tampa was a huge embarrassment. If we lay an egg in Detroit this week, it’s time to get the big fork out of the turkey and stick it in some cheese. Keep your fingers crossed.

  17. Supersuckers says: Nov 24, 2009 12:57 PM

    Beer Cheese,
    You are not taken seriously as you have admitted that you know nothing. Who would Beer Cheese Soup insert in the dime to replace Bush? The guy Thompson just signed? Wait Thompson doesn’t do freee agent signings right Beer?

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