2021 Organized Team Activities

The OTAs are underway, with about 90% attendance from the players who gave lip service to the NFLPA’s edict to boycott these “voluntary” work outs but clearly value their jobs over their union solidarity.

Wise choice, lads. After all, there’s a brand new defense to learn (for the veterans, too), as well as a brand new offense (rookies only). Falling behind the learning curve would not be a recommended approach to an NFL career.

While the new DC Demeco Ryans is brainwashing his troops into enthusiastically accepting his version of how to run a defense, as opposed to former DC Robert Saleh‘s version, the offensive coaches will be stuffing as much of Kyle Shanahan‘s system into QB Trey Lance‘s noggin as they can possibly stuff.

Maiocco suggested the games in this coming preseason might be the most anticipated practice games in 49er history. That seems about right to me. If Jimmy Garoppolo hangs onto his job and avoids injury this year, then these practice games will be about all we’ll see of Lance until next year. The games will also give us a clue whether this new guy is all he’s cracked up to be, or has a long way to go.

2021 will also be a milestone year for the franchise. Shanahan will be entering his fifth year as the HC, something no other HC has achieved since the York’s took over the team in 2000. Mariucci lasted 3, Erickson 2, Nolan 3.5, Singletary 2.5, Harbaugh 4, Tomsula 1, and Kelly 1. A massive era of stumble-bumming around appears to have mercifully come to an end.

This could finally be the year the team establishes itself as a perennial NFL contender. No more of the extreme up and down fluctuations that have plagued us for the past twenty years.

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15 comments on “2021 Organized Team Activities
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I have bought into this FO’s philosophy. We have made quite a few mistakes with our draft along the way but we have also formed a very exciting team. I truly hope that Lance shines for us in the future but even if he doesn’t it won’t bury this team. If Banks and Moore can shore up our OL and our new RB’s play like they can we will cause a lot of problems for other teams. Lotta if’s but it’s always like that. Can’t wait to see some real action.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Niners won’t have RB Jeff Wilson who is undergoing knee surgery and out 4-6 months
    Fortunately Lynch drafted some RB depth and they gp 5 deep

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 2020 Salary Cap announced today gives Niners room for Warner contract


  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Respect to all who served.
    NoFear if you’re with us, best regards and much respect.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners bringing in 36 year old TE Delanie Walker for a workout and help as a receiving TE. It’s been 9 years since Walker played for SF.
    Walker sta out last season. Looking for 40 receptions and 5 Tds

  6. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This is good news

    NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports “all signs point” to the NFL keeping in place the shorter injured reserve and 16-man practice squads from last season again for 2021.
    Prior to 2020, teams were only allowed to designate two players to return from injured reserve, and those players had to spend a minimum of eight weeks on the I.R. list. With COVID last season, the NFL shortened I.R. to a minimum of three weeks and didn’t have a cap on the amount of players a team could activate throughout the year. It made perfect sense and worked so well that it will likely become the new normal. Practice squad rosters were also increased to 16 from 10 the year before. That will also stay in place.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A move everyone expected was the release of QB Josh Johnson who was the ultimate journeyman QB.
    Now it’s a battle between Sudfeld and Rosen for the #3.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Julio Jones to the Titans.
    The good news is he didn’t go to the Seahags or the Rams.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Per Schefter:

    Former Ravens’ safety Tony Jefferson, who hasn’t played since he tore his ACL in 2019, is coming back and signing with the San Francisco 49ers.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    They need camp fodder.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They might switch to the “big nickel” as their base defense.
    That’s a 4-2-5 with 3 safeties based on opponents WR package.

    The defense will have Ryans touch on it hopefully for the better.
    Need that strong pass rush.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Christ, here we go again:

    “Bad news from the 49ers. Team reports that OT Justin Skule tore his ACL during Monday’s practice and that S Tarvarius Moore tore an Achilles during the same practice.”

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    These injuries occurred in a practice without pads and hitting.
    Today’s practice cancelled.

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Same bullcrap all over again. Thank goodness we drafted for both those positions. I hate the injury excuse even though it is real.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17