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49ers not thinking about a quarterback change

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 18:  Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers scrambles from  Charles Johnson #95 of the Carolina Panthers in the 2nd quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Getty Images

Things didn’t go as well for the 49ers against the Panthers on Sunday as they did against the Rams on the first Monday night of the season, but they aren’t going to respond by making a quarterback change.

Blaine Gabbert was 17-of-36 for 243 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 46-27 loss with both interceptions coming after the 49ers had cut a 31-10 Panthers lead down to seven points in the fourth quarter. While that’s far less than ideal from the quarterback, coach Chip Kelly said that there was plenty of blame to go around on offense.

“He’s our starter. I’ve got a lot of confidence in Blaine,” Kelly said, via the Sacramento Bee. “We’re not thinking or talking about not having Blaine in there. It’s about everybody on offense playing better right now.”

The 49ers only ran for 65 yards and Kelly said the offensive line had a hard time with the front seven, lending support to Kelly’s belief that everyone needs to be on a better track for more success in the future. Kelly also said that Colin Kaepernick is not back to playing weight after having three surgeries this offseason, something that adds to the reasons why the 49ers will have Gabbert leading the offense in Seattle.

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  1. PhD says: Sep 19, 2016 4:52 PM

    Exactly. Kap would be even worse and of course Trent Baalke zipped right on past Dak Prescott in the draft in the fourth round so he could draft his tenth DB. Baalke’s system doesn’t work.

  2. sirxba says: Sep 19, 2016 4:54 PM

    Pretty sure you need to STAND UP in order to play QB in the NFL. Colin is not a fan of standing, I hear.

  3. niners816 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:57 PM

    I’ve never liked Gabbert, he’s terrible. Kaep is too busy being stupid, even though I’m a Kaep fan…so why not activate Ponder? He wasn’t that bad in preseason, (although it’s preseason). We only need what….10 points to beat that pathetic team in Seattle? I tried telling “12’s” their o-line was garbage, but they kept telling everyone how great Russ was and how they didn’t need Lynch. But when you’ve been a few for 4 years, you can’t expect them to know much about football. Anyways, Gabbert is terrible, Kaep is being dumb, so throw in Ponder and see what he can do.

  4. i thumbs down your comment says: Sep 19, 2016 5:06 PM

    Kap does not play well at Century Link so it’s probably best that Gabbert start in this game. If he’s terrible, then you easily slide Kap in as #1 next week.

  5. southpaw79 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:17 PM

    I thought Gabbert did fine. Not great, but fine. Realistically this game had blow out written all over it. 10 days rest for the Panthers, 5 days for the Niners. Cross country travel. 10 am start. Oh, and the fact that the Panthers are a better team. The fact that the game was close at all in the 4th quarter was a pleasant surprise. Put this game in San Francisco on equal rest and we have our selves a good game until the end.

  6. 7ftgriff says: Sep 19, 2016 5:18 PM

    No way Gabbert is re-signed at the end of the year, so the niners owe it to themselves to try one more time with Kap, there’s nothing to lose, if it doesn’t work then cut him. The playing weight thing is important because the last thing the niners want is to have to pay Kap because of his injury guarantees, expect a change at or around the bye week.

  7. minson15 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:22 PM

    niners816 says:
    But when you’ve been a few for 4 years, you can’t expect them to know much about football. so throw in Ponder and see what he can do.
    ———————————-

    So who knows about football when you’re trying to call on the duties of Ponder…..wow good luck with that one. Your better off with Gabbert the whole season.

  8. jag1959 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:27 PM

    “Kelly also said that Colin Kaepernick is not back to playing weight after having three surgeries this offseason…”

    Oh, that’s the reason…his weight…sure…that sounds legit..it makes total sense now. How could we have ever thought anything else?

  9. hawkstradamus says: Sep 19, 2016 5:29 PM

    Gotta love the all the fakefulls on here trying to sing their tired tunes about bandwagon Seahawks fans, when your article has fewer comments than our team has touchdowns. Oh how the times have changed, guess you guys went back into hibernation again.

    Oh and thanks for erasing all the pain of 1976-2011. Being Rex Grossmans playoff bitch was worse than being accused of being bandwagon.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2016 5:36 PM

    Akbarnick is not up to weight because he quit on the team and turned lazy vegan. Along with cutting out the PEDS so he doesn’t jeopardize the $16 million he scammed the team out of by finding a friendly physician in Colorado.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2016 5:40 PM

    The difference in that game was that the Panthers receivers won all their contested balls, and the 49ers won none. Torrey Smith is extremely overrated and the rest of the team’s receivers are waiver wire types.

  12. tattooit says: Sep 19, 2016 5:42 PM

    They will trade for Tom Brady in the offseason.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2016 5:49 PM

    49ers are tied for first in their division and have scored the second most touchdowns in the league so far this season. With the unanimously considered worst roster and receiving corps in the league. Gabbert is the current NFL leader in consecutive touchdown passes thrown. 49eer fans should shut up and be thankful they have him on the team. Plus he’s holding the locker room together against the best efforts of Kaepernick, Davis, etc. to destroy team morale.

  14. niners816 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:51 PM

    hawkstradamus says:
    Sep 19, 2016 5:29 PM
    Gotta love the all the fakefulls on here trying to sing their tired tunes about bandwagon Seahawks fans, when your article has fewer comments than our team has touchdowns. Oh how the times have changed, guess you guys went back into hibernation again.

    Oh and thanks for erasing all the pain of 1976-2011. Being Rex Grossmans playoff bitch was worse than being accused of being bandwagon.
    ————–
    That’s funny you mention td’s when your pathetic team can’t even score one against the Rams. I find it incredible that you say you had pain in 1976 when you were born in 1999. You are a miracle child!

  15. minson15 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:53 PM

    As a Seahawks fan and as a US Veteran I hope Chip changes his mind and puts Kap in to start against the Seahawks. Kap has never played well in Seattle. We sack/int him more than any other QB in the league. Which isn’t hard to do unless your GB, but still would love to see that clown get oppressed on the field again.

  16. kevpft says: Sep 19, 2016 5:59 PM

    It’s those 46 points that lost them the game. No shame in putting up 27 on the Panthers.

  17. bert1913 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:10 PM

    like I said before, Santa Clara will hive a top 5 pick in the next NFL draft

  18. JSpicoli says: Sep 19, 2016 6:16 PM

    Start Memento. We need the entertainment.

  19. dtroxallday says: Sep 19, 2016 6:18 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Sep 19, 2016 5:49 PM
    49ers are tied for first in their division and have scored the second most touchdowns in the league so far this season.
    ==========================
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t they technically be in first place by virtue of their undefeated divisional record? LA and Seattle already have divisional losses and AZ does not have any divisional wins.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2016 6:27 PM

    Yes, yes @dtoxallday, you are right. I was giving those other scrubs the benefit of the doubt, but that will change next week when the 9ers crush the SeeSquawks. Gabbert will continue his consecutive game streak with a touchdown pass, and Short Russell will continue his consecutive game streak without a touchdown of any kind. Blaine is on his way to being the Joe DiMaggio of the NFL

  21. doubleogator says: Sep 19, 2016 6:52 PM

    If Kaepernick gets a haircut he’ll weigh even less…

  22. Ferdinand says: Sep 19, 2016 7:12 PM

    Would it really matter if they did make a change? Their QB corps is weak at every level.

  23. southpaw79 says: Sep 19, 2016 7:27 PM

    Gotta love the all the fakefulls on here trying to sing their tired tunes about bandwagon Seahawks fans, when your article has fewer comments than our team has touchdowns.

    ***
    One! Your team has one touch down. This whole year. One! If only you posted in to this article, your team STILL would not have more TD’s than there are comments. One! You should be use to that number. One! As in how many Superbowls your team has won.

  24. deepwater805 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:15 PM

    Kaepernick is too toxic to start. He should be cut instead, and banned from the NFL permanently. His divisive hypocrisy is helping to destroy the NFL, which ironically, is one of the few American institutions where race interaction is positive. This rich has been is stabbing the NFL in the back.

  25. nflgtcfl says: Sep 19, 2016 9:30 PM

    Considering SF was supposed to be a joke with all their off season losses, they seem to be doing quite well. One win and putting up points on CAR is not too bad at all.

  26. collectordude says: Sep 20, 2016 11:18 AM

    Keep kaepernick on the bench.
    Fire baslke now.

  27. domain7722 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:27 PM

    kaepernick has done us ALL a service. we must ALL empathize with the deaths of young men like Freddie Gray. Maybe Colin could stand, but his silence is speaking. And he should get the start so we can see him keep the qb position as a double threat. I thought Chip Kelly coached at Oregon.

  28. rockbot69 says: Sep 21, 2016 7:36 AM

    I am reading VERY little into the 49ers loss on Sunday. Going to Carolina for a early start after a super late game on MNF had 20 point loss written all over it for most any team. All I know is for two weeks in a row the 49ers offense put up at least 27 points. And frankly if Gabbert can give you 2 td’s and rushing td a game I think you take that all day long. We did not lose that game because of Gabbert. I will say this. That 49ers D is better than they played. And the offense is light years better than last year. I think this team could win 7-9 games (I had them at 4-5 before game 1).

  29. domain7722 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:11 AM

    what is a blaine glab, compared to a double threat, break open the game, Colin Kaepernick. didn’t he and Harbaugh lift this failing franchise to the SB?

  30. wny49er says: Sep 24, 2016 8:44 PM

    Kaepernick is a one trick pony, who was figured out by ever NFL team after his first full season. Cut Kaepernick at the end of the year, sign Gabbert for two more years and draft a QB.

  31. RegisHawk says: Sep 25, 2016 7:22 PM

    How’s about after getting a 37-18 pasting?

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