Golden Nuggets: Gameday, Folks

Well, today is the day, folks. We've all went over the playoff scenarios, we know what it will take to make it. A loss today to the Chargers doesn't eliminate our 49ers, but it takes their fate out of their hands. A win today makes things considerably easier, with two opponents we've already beaten remaining. I don't know how much faith I have in this team, but I do know that I'll be watching with ... almost a morbid curiosity. Some of you don't want the team to win anymore; I totally disagree with this sentiment, but I suppose it makes sense to an extent. Either way, in my opinion, even if the 49ers make the playoffs and do some damage, Mike Singletary and Alex Smith will both be gone come next season. With Singletary, a lot of the coaching staff will be gone. That's just how I see it, regardless. Let's get to your links though, and as always: GO NINERS!

Did the 49ers fail Alex Smith, or did Alex Smith fail the 49ers? I would place 100% of the blame on the 49ers, personally. This is an organization in which a quarterback cannot presently succeed. This coaching staff can't coach them. Can't teach them. Can't win with 'em. (SacBee.com)

Alex Smith discusses Norv Turner and how much he enjoyed having Turner as his offensive coordinator (SacBee.com)

Twitter Tuesday/Wednesday by Matt Barrows. (SacBee.com)

Coach Singletary on KNBR (49ers.com)

A look at the work of the nose tackle (49ers.com)

Area scout Todd Bruner discusses the college football season and upcoming bowl games (49ers.com)

49ers-Chargers matchups to watch (CSN Bay Area)

Alex Smith faces his former mentor (SJ Mercury News)

Mike Sando takes a look at NFL defenses on yards after the catch (ESPN.com)

A debate on the 49ers and Chargers playoff chances between Daryl Johnston and Brian Billick (NFL.com)

A look at the 49ers and Chargers battling for their playoff lives (NFL.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: How's The Optimism? | Ninjames
San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers: A Prospector's Guide | Fooch
Poll: NFL Victory Of The....Holy Crap The 49ers Are On The List! | Fooch
49ers vs. Chargers: A Blueprint For Success? | Fooch
49ers-Chargers Final Injury Report: Patrick Willis And Takeo Spikes Hurting | Fooch

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