Seven Come Eleven

For the second consecutive season, the 49ers managed to be the dominant team in their own division without actually being the division champion. They also once again finished one game short of making the playoffs. The day late and a dollar short franchise.

Say what you will about the Mike Singletary era, and we just spent a whole season doing exactly that, but at least he put together a team that could whip hell out of Arizona. Lordy, lordy. Yesterday’s 38-7 trompathon was the third straight complete shellacking of the two time NFC West division champions, and the fourth straight win over them. Unfortunately, the Cardinals are now the worst team in the NFC West and all the 49ers have accomplished by leap frogging them is a downward slide into third place.

Yesterday’s game also marked the end of the Alex Smith era in San Francisco and our hero saddled up his lame pinto pony and hobbled out of town in style. So long Alex. We’ll probably still be seeing you twice a year, but in either a Seattle or Arizona uniform. The way things go for the Niners, you’ll probably kick our butts regularly over the next decade.

After eight straight years of futility, 49er fans have become adept at moving along quickly from the scene of yet another train wreck season. So 49ers Live now gives way to 49ers 2011 and we are once again 0-0, with excitement in the air. In the next day or so, Trent Baalke will be getting a new name plate on his door, that of General Manager. This will not be a ratings triumph, but it also won’t be on the front pages for more than one day. The real drama will be how the team fares in the great Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes.

By leaking to everyone in civilization that Harbaugh is the guy they want, the 49ers have set themselves up for a pie in the face if Harbaugh opts for the University of Michigan instead. If he opts for Denver, he will be written off as an idiot. So it’s the 49ers vs Michigan, the NFL vs College, and may the fattest wallet win. If Harbaugh goes to Michigan, it will be to become the next Pete Carroll. If he comes to the 49ers, it will be to keep on whipping Carroll.

Thanks to some other games around the league, yesterday’s win over Arizona did not sabotage the 49ers’ position in the 2011 Draft. Instead of the 5th spot, which a loss would have secured, we now have the 7th spot. This might actually be better, since it will remove the temptation to draft a hit-or-miss defensive lineman or a QB other than Andrew Luck. [Hint: another Alex Smith]. What the team desperately needs is a top flight cornerback and number 7 is a great spot to get one.

Nate Davis is expected to sign a futures contract this week, leaving the Niners with him and David Carr going into the off season. I’m not sure if Davis is smart enough or dedicated enough to succeed in the NFL, but he will have a golden opportunity this year to seize the moment. With a new offensive minded Head Coach, he might even get an opportunity to run a real offense instead of the place holder offense we have trotted out the past two years.

In closing, I would be remiss if I did not thank the 2010 49ers for their memorable accomplishments this past year. I hastily donated these memories to a local homeless shelter, where they can be properly appreciated. As in, being homeless is not so good, but it’s better than being the 2010 San Francisco 49ers. Count your blessings and pass the soup.



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11 comments on “Seven Come Eleven
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I could descry the 2001 draft at #7 being DL or CB. If Nick Fairly is there, he is the guy. He’s likely not going to be there, it will probably come down Amukamara and Darius.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Marvin Lewis will be the Rooney Rule interview.

  3. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    The Andrew Luck Draft Watch update:  

     

    #1 Carolina 2-14 Andrew Luck QB Stanford  
    #2 Denver ** 4-12 DaQuan Bowers DE Clemson  
    #3 Buffalo * 4-12 Patrick Peterson CB LSU  
    #4 Cincinnati * 4-12 A.J. Green WR Georgia  
    #5 Arizona * 5-11 Cam Newton QB Auburn  
    #6 Cleveland 5-11 Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma  
    #7 San Francisco * 6-10 Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska  
    #8 Tennessee * 6-10 Nick Fairley DT Auburn  
    #9 Dallas 6-10 Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa  
    #10 Washington * 6-10 Marcell Dareus DE Alabama  

     

    * Teams who will try and trade up to that coveted spot. Niners projected pound of flesh offering at Jerry Richardson’s altar – Our 2011 #7 overall, 2011 2nd rounder, 2011 4th rounder, 2011 5th rounder, and 2012 1st rounder. If we do take that corner who will be our royal pain in the ass for enemy wideouts, then the Blaine Gabbert Watch kicks into high gear at round 2.  

     

    ** Tebow Nation is now sniffing glue a mile high after yesterday, so they’re officially out of the running.  

     

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Marvin Lewis is the Rooney rule guy then Billick s probably the coach, or at least plan B.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Franchise- Fairly will go to 5. He is a special D line talent with an attitude. If he is there and we take Amukamara we are idiots.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve seen the Billick rumors and pray they are not true. Enough of the Ravens West menagerie.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I should have said Fairly will go top 5, not 5. My personal list is #1 Luck, #2 tie between Fairly and Peterson. #4 tie between Dareus and Amukamara. Bowers looks to be just like Justin Smith, that is a high compliment. He could sneak past Dareus. Dareus gets the nod from me for his versatility and that he is 310 lbs instead of 280.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- I think we will land Harbaugh.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sullivan is gone. He is retiring.

  10. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Could be the placebo high from my breakroom coffee, but Billick only crosses my mind with his camelot-like 1998 season with the Vikes and Randall. Call me pine nuts, but Cam Newton is the second-coming of Randall Cunningham. Would I like Randall on my team? No thank you. 

     

    Berger, I shall rescind my Arizona Cam pick prognostication. Cam will likely go to a team that needs Billick as OC, that is if they can pry his hands away from the microphone.  

     

  11. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Lombardi back for a face-to-face with Jed this time. Seems like he, not Baalke could lure Harbaugh.
     
    Captain Picard, what do you say? “Make it so!”

2019 Schedule
9-8: W 49ers 31, Buccaneers 17
9-15: W 49ers 41,Bengals 17
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

10-7: vs. Cleveland Browns, 5:15pm
10-13: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05pm
10-20: @ Washington, 10am
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
 
2019 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 10-6
Bullit: 10-6
Grumpy: 9-7
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 7-9
Skeebers: 8-8
Winder: 7-9

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