Naming Rights

Michael Crabtree weighed in decisively and affirmatively on the UQB issue Monday, refusing to be nudged into supplanting the “U” with an “N(ame)”. You can hardly fault the guy, given his brief history in 49er land.

In his first year, he saw Shaun Hill replaced with UQB. Okay, no big deal. Hahaha. Just warming up. The following year, last year, he saw UQB go down, David Carr come in, Troy Smith replace Carr, UQB replace Troy, Troy replace UQB, and finally UQB replace Troy.

Not exactly a me and my guy scenario. Squeezing into Crabtree’s shoes for a moment, it would be no great stretch to figure there’s a good chance he’ll be catching passes from more than one QB again this year. And even if one QB manages to start the entire season, will that QB be here the following year?

As investments go, Crabtree probably figures gold is a better option than 49er QBs.

At the other end of the spectrum, we have UQB’s biggest homer, Vernon Davis, gushing away on a Tweetly basis about his long time teammate and delivery guy for VD’s record tying TE TD reception year of 2009. If UQB ever blossoms into a star QB for the 49ers, Vernon will probably promote himself to Assistant QB coach.

Then there’s Josh Morgan, who works out privately with Crabtree and publicly with UQB and is all in with everybody on the team. This is a guy who voluntarily stepped aside as a starting WR when Crabtree signed with the Niners — for the good of the team. This could be viewed as apple polishing to the max, or as an astounding and rare example of a guy who really does believe there is no “I” in team. Whatever, Morgan has the perfect personality and work ethic for a #2 WR.

Finally, there is the group of Delanie Walker, Dominique Zeigler, Kyle Williams, and Ted Ginn. Nobody knows what they think about the U in UQB, and probably nobody cares. These guys are just happy to be on the team and quietly doing whatever they can to remain so.

The best guys to interview about this U thing would probably be the 49er DBs, who regularly defend against the parade of Niner QBs in practices, but none of them are dumb enough to tip their hand on the matter. Now. If Nate Clements winds up on another team this year, maybe he’ll have some insider diss to impart as he departs. He’s got the mouth for it, no doubt about that.

Nineteen offensive personnel and five defensive guys showed up for Monday’s practice, which was closed to the media, after a tense debate between the media guys and Coach UQB. When the media guys threatened a law suit over the lack of any legal right by the Coach to ban the media from a public facility (San Jose State University), a compromise was fashioned, which basically eludes me as to the details, but it seems to mean we’ll be hearing the beat guys spin some baloney over the next few days.

Baloney is always good. We’ll take it. Perhaps we will learn whether Crabtree is running his routes enthusiastically or lackadaisically. Of course,we wouldn’t need the media to tell us that. Assistant Coach VD will no doubt boldly and loudly handle that chore.



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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil had to get his nabisco wiredrawn before he could properly use it!

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think he junked the effort and went back to your basic dot.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    His fingers were too fat for the intricacies.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t seem to figure out any negatives to these guys wanting to voluntarily show up and learn the new playbook. Maybe more should be there but having 19 on offense is not bad. The D players don’t have a playbook to learn, yet, so they are not in the same boat as the O players. Don’t need O vs D at this point. The O just needs to learn some terminology and plays so that they aren’t completely starting from scratch when they get together with the coaches.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe he was trying to put the lime in the coconut?

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If you want some negatives, you’ll have to wait for NoFear or Dennis to check in. They have wiredrawn hands for this sort of black ops sleuthing.

  7. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    It beats doing nothing. And it give Alex the wherewithall to appear as if he is a leader. And that this matters.
     
    In the end, who knows?

  8. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Definitely lime in the coconut over here tonight. Funny how my fingers get fatter the later it gets guys. Right now it’s almost midnight and bedtime so go figure…
     
    But I got it figured out on this fancy nabisco deal Bergs can’t seem to master. Check it out; I’m a pro already.
     
    Looking forward to today’s practice and seeing how UWR responds to the ‘positive feedback’ (hey moron, get your head out of your butt!) Nothing like a little TLC to bring out the best in our guys, huh?
    Del is a frickin’ genius to come up with the ‘disguised identity’ trick which makes this whole discussion a lot easier to swallow.
     
    Carry on gentlemen, the foreign correspondent needs his beauty rest too!

  9. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So is A*** going to make today’s practice open to the general public? He closed yesterday’s session like he was protecting the secret plan to assassinate Bin Laden. WTF does he think he is? He needs to get off his sanctimonious high horse and congregate with his usual brethren — hoi polloi. “Ahoy, polloi! Where did you come from, a scotch ad?”

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis In normal years the Niner OTAs and Minicamps are closed to the public. They open up about six practices in training camp to the public. Those tickets are hard to come by aand the crowd at these open practices exceed 1500
    fans.
    I know you’re eager to see the UQB in action cuz you missed him so much.
    The UQB also knows of your fondness for the Pats and will deny you access because you are a spy for Bellichick.

  11. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Guess what, NoFear? My blog is kinda working again.
     
    nyuk
     
    nyuk
     
    nyuk
     
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  12. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Howz THAT fer sum fancy typerating?

  13. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    I know you don’t mean that, skippy . . .
     
    I perfer my baloney on toasted wonder bread with a healthy blob of mayo . . .

  14. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Perfer?

  15. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So Crabtree couldn’t practice today because his feet hurt from wearing a new pair of shoes at yesterday’s practice? That’s a new one. It’s patently obvious that Crabtree wants nothing to do with A*** S****. It looks like he’s gonna try and escalate this little “feud” of theirs and make it an either “he goes or I go” situation. Which one would you guys like to see go? That’s a tough one for me. Maybe I better go sleep on it. Sleep on it with my little A*** S**** voodoo doll. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to make a trip to the stationery store. I need to buy myself a shitload of pins. A shitload of stab A*** S**** in the eye pins.

  16. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick was just on Chron Live (along w/ Maiocco) and there was still no definitive answer about his leg other than he’s “still not 100% and just waiting for the doctors to cut me loose…”
     
    Why do I have the sneaky suspicion that he’s waiting for the doctors to just cut him open again?

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s see what the Crabtree/Smith relationship looks like when Harbaugh is running the Practices.
     
    If Crabtree mails it in, I’d expect Harbaugh to ship him out to the highest bidder.
     
    There’s likely a Zero-Diva Tolerance Level under this new Staff.

  18. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Why is it OK for this organization to have a Zero-Diva Tolerance Level, but they accept, even advocate a Zero-Quarterback Production Level? Give me the Diva.

  19. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis, probably because its easier to find competent WRs than decent QBs.

    We can all be replaced, but some of us are more replaceable than others… 😉

  20. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ketchup on baloney? You ARE one sick mofo . . .

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis there’s an excellent possibility that CK can be a quick study too perhaps?
     
    Alex is keeping a seat warm, Crabtree is a Deion Disciple,’Me First’.
     
    Something has to click on this Offense, business as usual is likely done under Harbaugh. Alex, CK, whomever, will have to make this Offense work and, if Delanie is expected to play from the slot, as CSNBA suggests, Crabtree could be expendible if he isn’t ‘All In’ for the Team.
     
    Alex isn’t the future, but he’s sure not a Diva.

  22. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    /m catching up with you Bergs: had my first post deleted last night. On Branch’s Inside 49ers blog. Why Phil, why did they do this to you, poor guy? You might ask. Likely you won’t give a rats ass and won’t ask, ever, but that won’t stop me from telling you anyway.

    It went like this: there I was in-between perfectly good rants indicting the UWR with my fat fingers wrapped around a fresh glass of the good shit. True it was getting late over here (8 AM your time, 11PM here) but I was still making pretty good, if unrestrained, sense. Suddenly the question came to me: “Why did the 49ers fall from the heights of gridiron dominance to the hole we hopefully are climbing out of today?” What caused Fate to flip us good people the bird and for long 10 years?? Here I started to write my doomed post to that filthy Santa Rosa rag the Press-Democrat (haha, see what I’m saying?? Not to mention politics…those disgusting scumbags…)

    Well to continue, I pondered the question carefully, deeply, writing my little masterpiece as I went along. Was it the moronic decision of Eddie D to fall in love with gambling rather than persist with his love affair with the 9ers that caused the crash and burn? Was it the ill-fated and boneheaded decision of the owner to seriously tempt fate and dump my buddy Steve Mariachi with no frickin’ plan to replace him the cause? (I think this was the coupe d’grace for my brilliant essay) Was it the ill-fated recommendation of BW to install that criminally incompetent so-called GM from Newport Beach, what’s his name? Ferguson. Was it Policy’s sinking the 9ers into Cap Hell so he could buy more cigars and booze, cut all the good players and hire spastic morons? Who was the genius who hired Nolan, Singletary, Druckenmiller? Like that it went. Calm, restrained, reasonable.

    So I post the little gem and whaddaya know? It shows up on the blog a second later with a little note saying “We know you are a pathetic conservative moron, probably Al Davis or Ferguson, and we are going to take our sweet time and review your ridiculous screed which slanders one of our principal stockholders, the sainted Dr. York. Then maybe we’ll consent to post this inflammatory sack of shit.”

    Then nothing, fade to black…. I ask you, is that fair? Do I, Coconut Phil, deserve such poor treatment? Yes, you say? Well damn, then I should have saved myself the trouble and just gone all Berger on ‘em and filled up the page with ffffff words.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, my cater-cousin of deleted posts, wear the badge and tell it on the hill! A nice drunken screed can be very entertaining. No need for the F word, but we do seem to like it. I was driving with one of the richest guys in Reno the other day to talk about security for a couple of his properties. He was laying out F bombs like he never made it past high school. It gave me a sense of hanging with the hoi polloi. I did not see him eat any cake.

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The F word is perfectly natural in every day speech, but it’s kind of low brow and ugly for the written world. It works in movies and in books where characters are in a dialogue, but a writer/commenter is supposed to strive for more specific adjectives and verbs when attempting to describe his point.
     
    I use it so much around the house that it’s difficult to remember to not use it around the supermarket and among children and stuff. It’s the same with farting. Okay around the house, but not so good standing in line at a burger joint.
     
    I have a checklist in my car to remind me when I leave home: Don’t fart, don’t belch, don’t cuss, don’t hoff lugies out a nostril, don’t pick nose … It’s a lot of work fitting in out there in the world.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers Sometimes posting “freaking” just doesn’t have the same punch or emphasis on the point you’re trying to convey.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Farting in public is one way to get a little space to maneuver. It is a great way to ride the elvator alone. The one thing I would recommend to not do is to take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    PFW is reporting that Al Davis
    wants to sign Alex Smith.
    I wonder if he’s just driving up the price to screw the Niners over?

  28. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    PF, the name yer looking for is Terry frigging fricking freaking Donohue. Walsh’s hand-picked successor who decided to run the team from the Balboa Island harbor. That, along with the cap wasteland perpetuated by Policy/Clark, the dumping of good players and signing cap crap, and finally the hiring of Dennis Erickson sowed the seeds for the 1st 5 years of shitttitude.
     
    The next 5 years have been courtesy of the Dorks.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I shelled out $7.99 and bought the 2011 Sporting News Pro Football Yearbook. I hesitated this year because of the lockout
    but caved in because I have been buying the major football mags for the last 35 years and kept up the tradition.
    The SN picks the Niners to win the NFC West with a 9-7 record,Rams, Seahawks and last Cardinals.
    The SN has UQB as the first stringer and predicts a big year for the TEs.

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, I first entered the internet world back in 1986 via the unix network of computers. The isp was UUNET. Flaming emails were almost a daily companion for me as I dealt with the substrata of early nerds. A wild and wooly bunch. If you type “ublueb@uunet” into the Google bar, you’ll still find some faint traces of my existence in those early years.

  31. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Sporting News predicts the Niners to finish 9-7 with A*** S**** at quarterback? That’s a good one. I’ll have to start buying their publication again just for the jokes.
     
    Crabtree a no-show again for the field practice today. I bet he sleeps with a little A*** S**** voodoo doll just like myself. 9-7? Hahahahahahaha.

  32. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    I called it first- moron UWR is not going to be on the team for long. What a pussy. Goooo already.

    Chuck yeah Donohue. That was a major fail but management wouldn’t let BW run the show the way I heard it in a book by Glenn Dickey. Was it Ferguson who iced him? I think so the F’ING putz…Couldn’t think of his name at first and when I did just left Ferguson in for sarcasm’s sake. York fired Steve ‘Mariachi’ with whom I share a birthday and we have yet to see an adequate replacement. JH will be the man but the damn lockout blah blah blah… 9-7 would work for me or 6-4 if we lose 6 games to labor issues F’ING morons!

    I’m all for the f word and farting but certain limits must be observed dang it.

    Al Gore has limited bandwidth so that makes sense NF

  33. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep you’re still there Skeebs…

  34. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs yeah I’m no longer a posting virgin and by God I’m proud of it. Cater-cousin, I like that…

  35. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I say: let Al Davis have him. I think that would be great. Once this lockout is ended we can pick up a QB that will be a temporary fix, groom CK and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see some good football for a change.

  36. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh will force the issue and make the 9ers pay up but I think the UQB wants to be a 49er. Al has no chance of getting him.
     
    Now the UWR is another matter. Please Al take him off our hands!

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    PF So if we get rid of UWR
    VD will be double teamed and miserable and the best opponent’s db will be on Morgan.
    So you think Ginn or Kyle Williams
    can do the job?

  38. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    bullit, well we’ll see who we get that wants to be a team member to replace the UWR. I could see 3 tight end sets and passes to Bruce Miller-former TE- playing FB. Also the RBs will be used as pass catchers.
    We may not have much of a deep passing game but what’s new?

  39. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, anyone out there, including the rook RJ, would draw coverage. Crabs is a lousy route runner with decent hands. HE needs to up his game or get left behind.
    .
    Harbaugh should help if he gets the chance,but the onus is on him to improve.

  40. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, this should be Crabs’ 3rd camp. He’s put in zero time. He should be doing anything he can to get with the program. He begged out of all last year’s camps and OTAs. He held out the year before. This year? He may not have to worry with the lockout this preseason. But if he can’t survive Alex’s flag football games, how could he get through training camp?

  41. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Re: the UQB and the UWR. My concern is his apparent lack of effort at times and his apparent total disregard for team chemistry and unity. Would JH have drafted this guy? No gold star for the UWR.
    .
    I’m sure the coaches are following all this with great interest and have noted the difference in participation between the UWR and the UQB. I don’t think it really is the UQBs camp. Coach gave AS the playbook not just for his benefit but so AS could teach the offensive system to some of the players in case the ‘labor issues’ dragged on and on. So AS is following the contingency plan of JH in this view. Another thing I suspect is that the UQB will be reimbursed quietly and under the table for all his personal expenses in getting the rookies out here. Ditto for any other vets who are out of pocket to make the mini-camp happen. We’ll never know about it for obvious reasons.
    .
    UQB seems to have agreed to show some leadership in following coach’s plan if the above is true. Seems like he’s doing that and that’s what is so aggravating about UWRs attitude. UWR is being evaluated by the coaches right now and I’m sure they will devise a plan to get him on board and up to speed. If it doesn’t work or UWR doesn’t show progress in meeting expectations then they will probably have a plan for that.
    .
    But the UWR has accomplished one thing: the fans are royally pissed at the undermining ways of the UWR. I don’t see this as a media contrived controversy but a genuine surge of anger (and fear) that UWR will distract and undermine the new regime. Just my 2 pesos.
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    Phil

  42. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    BTW is there anything to prevent the UQB and coach from speaking on the phone or in person if kept under the table? I know JH has been speaking out in the media previously but that’s been stopped. Harbaugh strikes me as a guy who is going to find a way to do what he’s got to do and get what he needs to have. I don’t think a bunch of pious lecturing and rules from the NFL who have not been a friend of the 9ers are going to stop JH from doing exactly what he needs to do.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some players rise to the occasion when you have competition on the team for that position. Nobody in 2 years has come forward to even threaten to take his job. Still I think a lot of fans hold a grudge for his holdout and too many stories in the local media focus on Crabtree.
    Delanie Walker didn’t participate in the on field session today and nobody making a stink about that.

    Barrows had these comments from Anthony Dixon today
    “Said Dixon when asked about Crabtree: “Michael Crabtree? I know some things about Crabtree. We don’t hang out a lot. But as far as working, Crabtree has amazing talent, man. He runs some of the prettiest routes I’ve ever seen — so fluid with it, in and out of his breaks. I think he has big-time potential. I don’t have anything but good things to say about Crabtree. I don’t really know him that good, but I see him work and I admire his work. I’m a fan of his work.”

    Sorry but I just remember the Arnaz Battle, Antonio Bryant,Brian Gilmore days and the revolving door with Isaac Bruce. Bryant Johnson,Darrel Jackson, Brandon Jones and Taylor Jacobs. These guys all did nothing special.
    I couldn’t go through that again
    and I think that having Crabtree on the team has made it possible for VD to flourish and post his numbers. You all have forgotten when we were praying for a WR that was a threat.
    In Harbaugh’s offense Crabtree will catch 75 passes for 1000 yds
    and have 10 TDs. That’s only an increase of 20 catches,259 yds and 4 more TDs from last year’s numbers so that’s not a stretch.
    Desean stats last year were 47/1056/6 and Calvin Johnson 77/1120/12. In other words he wouldn’t be that far from being one of the elite under Harbaugh
    with an improved passing offense

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta hope and expect some major Offensive focus from Mr Harbaugh.
     
    I can see him demanding nothing but effort from everyone once this Season gets back to normal.
     
    Also looking forward to Rathman getting Bruce Miller into Camp and working him into the FB rotation. Kid has a chip and a motor, much as Tommy did.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ you are speculating and making a lot of suppositions as other critics of Crabtree are.
    Here’s Maiocco’s take on this
    and comments from his teamates

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/06/08/11/bMaioccob-49ers-Smith-Crabtree-need-each/landing_maiocco_v3.html?blockID=533585&feedID=2800

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    PF Remember Harbaugh is installing his version of the WCO
    It’s not about the vertical deep passing game.
    It’s about YAC and Crabtree is very good after he makes the catch.
    When you say 3 TEs and the FB can replace a #1 WR’s production you will be facing a defense that’s
    packed in within 15 yds from the line of scrimmage. Last season 40% of Crabtree’s catches were for first downs. He helped move the chains

  47. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Crabs is in the same boat as Alex. He’s been part of a shitty offense that was never designed to be anything remotely up-tempo. The few times they would go no-huddle, things seemed to click and they’ve moved tha ball pretty well.
     
    That being said, there IS something to Crabs’ training camp attitude. VD got all over him last year, and still, Crabs didn’t take part in any of it. To get in synch you need repetition. Even if it’s glorified flag football. Working with your QB beats not working with your QB.
     
    Bullitt, they all say the same thing. Potential. He should be past the ‘potential’ stage of his career.

  48. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You guys were lucubrating last night. With all that hard work one would think we should be smarter.

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Since everybody is chiming in I’ll give my 2 cents worth about Crabtree.
    .
    This camp is to learn the playbook. If they go half speed it is OK with me. This is just a head start on the playbook for when the coaches bring the whistles. The fact that Crabs is there is good enough for me.
    .
    I think he can become a great receiver. Will he? That remains to be seen. Sometimes it seems he is still in college mode where a play is called and he is going to do that come hell or high water. In the pro game defenses take plays and change them. Crabs needs to get better at his reads. I think he runs good routes and has good hands. I don’t think he reads defenses that well. Some have mistaken that with bad route running. Hopefully HB can change that.
    .
    Our offensive philosophy was so bad under Sing it was just too hard for it to ever get a rhythm. I am not going to penalize Crabs for that. We’ll see soon enough if an offense with some rythm will get him up to par. I believe it will but that is one thing I’ll be watching for with HBs offense.

  50. robNo Gravatar says:

    i expect big things from crabtree this year !
    i wish we had a speed guy as our 3rd WR. imo ginn is only a 4th option there !
    here’s a better vid for NJ 49ER and others
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmEWm6I8avc

  51. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    bullit, using the TEs is one of JHs strengths which was the successful MO at Stanford. We have 3 good tight ends so some of the production lost from a trade of UWR will be regained there. Harbaugh will fit his scheme to match what we have. I will wager our passing production is much improved this year with or without the UWR. That said coach is not going to make decisions on personnel based on fan outrage. He’s proven that with Smith, I mean the UQB. I expect he’ll make every effort to get MC on board with the program and will be watching him closely. As will all of us. But Chuck makes the point repetition with the QB is essential and MC seems to be avoiding it. If push comes to shove between the two, production being equal, I’ll bet it’s the UWR that sits.
    .
    Well enough of this lucubrating, gotta get up early tomorrow and trudge down to the big city again. Late, Phil

  52. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ginn is gone. RJ fills his spot. As a returner and as the slot WR.

  53. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oops- I don’t know why but I was doing HB for Harbaugh in my 7:44 post? Those should’ve been JH. I guess I was thinking Har Baugh? As in Sammy Baugh? Sorry about that.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was just checking a couple of mock drafts for 2012. If these guys are correct there are going to be a lot of very good CBs available for next year’s draft.
    .
    They’ve got QB/Nick Foles/Arizona going in the 2nd round. I doubt that. At this point I’d say he’s this year’s Christian Ponder. He’ll go high to middle 1st round and everybody will think it was a reach, except me. I’d say he goes 2nd or third next year for QBs. Luck 1st and then a toss up between Foles and Landry Jones, then maybe Barkely. That is three Pac-12ers. It should be a good year to watch the Pac-12 if you like QB play.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger You forget Kellen Moore and my sleepers Brandon Wheeden and Case Keenum. Wheeden will be 28 and that seems to be the big knock on him but he can play.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger if Janoris Jenkins cb from Florida enters the supplemental draft would you use a 3 or a 4 on him? He seems to have an addiction to weed being arrested twice in 3 months for possession.
    He was 1st team all SEC last year and projected to be a first rounder this year. High risk, high reward?

  57. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    For Jenkins I think you would need to use a high 3 to get him. I would pass but I also would be OK if we took a flyer on him, because if he keeps his nose clean this year he is probably a 1st round pick next year.

  58. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree HATES A*** S****. Plain and simple. Get that through your rose-colored “A*** S**** is God” glasses. He doesn’t want to play with him. Period. It’s never going to work. One must go. I’ve cast my vote.

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I like Kellen Moore a lot but with his arm strength I think he drops to 3rd or 4th round. I have not heard of Wheeden. Is he Mormon? Why is he 28 and still playing college football? I haven’t seen Keenum play. With his stats I’ll find some time this year to watch him. What kind of offense do they run in Houston? What conference are they in?

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, If I were allowed to vote both out, I would. But this being a democracy and all…I blame Berger and his Democrats again.

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith is the San Francisco 49ers starting QB next year. Get over it or go follow your Patriots.

  62. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Are you saying Unca and the Santa Rosa Press Unca Chuck are starting to have an influence on me? Please, somebody shoot me and get me out of my misery.

  63. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners and A*** S**** are going to suck so hard this year that the city and county of San Francisco will set new record highs for wind gusts. 60-80 m.p.h. winds with occasional 100 m.p.h. A*** S**** gusts out of the West.

  64. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I told you long ago last year that I would neither tolerate or accept another year with A*** S**** at quarterback. I can’t. I won’t. I will not be rooting for him or the Niners to win a single goddamn game this year. May sound funny or even the wrong thing to do, but that’s how much I care for this team. I know in my heart of hearts that I’m doing the right thing. The 49ers have told me to go F myself. Right back at-cha Niners. Right back at at-cha.

  65. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    What happened to my last post? It just vanished into thin air. Screw it. I don’t know why I’m wasting my time with this pathetic and godawful franchise anyway.

  66. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I just watched some Keenum hi-lites, specifically, the game vs Oklahoma. He is athletic and throws a lot like Sam Bradford. Bradford is 6-4 or 6-5? Keenum is listed at 6-2. Could be a problem getting balls batted. He runs a spread and is really good at pre snap reads but doesn’t go to 2nd reads very well. When on the run he gets real good with his mechanics and can keep a play alive to make something happen fairly well. His arm strength appears to be average.
    .
    With only watching one hi-lite game I have him as 2nd or third round. Possibly even 4th. If he was 6-4 he would go one round higher. Being listed at 6-2 probably means he is under 6-1. That is what I’m going with for now.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brandon Weeden (I mispelled his name the first time) was a pro baseball player that didn’t make it kinda like Drew Henson and he’s the QB at Okie St
    He threw for 4300 yds and 34 TDs
    with 13 picks but played with a hurt thumb last year
    He’s 6-4 and has a cannon arm.

    Kellen Moore is like Ty Detmer and suited for the WCO. He’s just some damn accurate and does the most with his abilities.

  68. winderNo Gravatar says:

    dennis – It upsets me too, the last player I wanted to see on the team is A.S. But, we can only do what we can and are dealt the hand we have. The Red&Gold runs to deep to even consider abandoning them. The best I can do is turn off the TV/leave the room/jump up and down acting like a fool/start throwing things/ and talking to myself/ kick the dog and toss the cat And, A.S. has made me do all of those things(except kick the dog) in the past.

  69. winderNo Gravatar says:

    . after cat. 🙂

  70. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Lol winder. Yep know how you feel but as others have said “all will be well with some wins”.
    .
    AS again shows class and poo-poos the piss poor attitude of Mr. babycakes. Fine, show me some stats and wins because you got off your ass and scored, I’ll be fine.
    .
    Until then I’m not buying it even if Alex is…
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    My 3 pesos

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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