Around the Horn

The second week of OTAs has come and gone, which is the good news. We are one week closer to the start of Training Camp.

With only three changes to the starting lineup this year — Randy Moss replacing Josh Morgan, Alex Boone stepping in for Adam Snyder, and Aldon Smith unseating Parys Haralson — there isn’t much to opinionate about. Last year, the D-line and secondary were question marks, as well as the entirely new coaching staff with no offseason to prepare the team.

From the beginning, the 49er blog empire has thrived on chaos and ineptitude. And seeing a 49er item on the Profootball Talk website was as rare as a rational thought from FlyingV. That’s all changed this past year. The 49ers are regular input providers to the national blather desks, kindly donating in the past two weeks first Alex Smith’s shoe filled mouth, followed by another mouthful of tennies by HC Jim Harbaugh. The team also makes football news, but is trying out its horseshit wings lately, making the start of Training Camp even more desirable.

Another thing that’s changed is the perception of the NFC West as a pushover division. Want to make the playoffs? Have four NFC West games on your schedule. Not so this year. All four NFC divisions look poised for some spirited competition this fall.

In the North, the Packers will be the favorite, with the Bears scratching around in the mix. But the team to watch is Detroit. They stumbled into the playoffs last year and are at that critical point of upward or downward mobility. Their pass defense was atrocious last year and does not appear to be improved. Their players are running neck and neck with the Bengals in the handcuffs and mug shots department. With Jay Cutler back at QB for the Bears, Detroit may not be able to beat them or the Packers, and that spells a backward slide out of the playoff picture.

In the South, all eyes will be on New Orleans, the headless Saints. Will they emulate the team driven success of the 1989 49ers or fall apart? The Falcons have become an annual make the playoffs and who cares team. And Cam Newton will be expected to lift the Panthers into contention. This division could go in any direction.

The Giants are the reigning East champions, but just barely with their 9-7 record last year. The Eagles will enter the season as everybody’s sleeper dangerous team. All eyes will be on Robert Griffin III in Washington, if not on the team itself. The Cowboys will be on TV a lot and flub-a-dub away another year of the Jerry Jones Is An Idiot Era.

Which brings us to the West. The 49ers will surely be in contention, but the contentionability of both Arizona and Seattle will depend on whether either or both franchises can field a better than decent QB. Or even be able to settle on a starter.

Pete Carroll has a three-headed question mark in Seattle, and he doesn’t seem all that confident in any of them, as judged by his overconfidence in all of them. He signed Matt Flynn for big money as a FA, then promptly drafted another QB in the third round of the 2012 Draft and proclaimed him as head to head with Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson. Sounds like “maybe I’ll get lucky” coaching. Or “maybe not” payment.

Ken Whisenhunt is only juggling two QB heads in Arizona. And maybe he should have gotten a third, like Carroll. The Whiz is making a habit of paying big money for a starting QB, only to discover the better QB is the lowly paid backup. When the backup was Kurt Warner, Whiz befuddled himself into an SB appearance. That’s not likely to happen when the backup is John Skelton. What is likely to happen is a lot more grief for pursuing Kevin Kolb than occurred over drafting Matt Leinart. One QB misjudgment is a mistake, two is a trend.

Both Seattle and Arizona will ride their defenses and hope to get an Alex Smith year out of one of their guys. If these coaches are still waffling about the true starter when the season begins, however, they’re not likely to get anything more than a Tarvaris Jackson year from any of them. Which leaves them in the 8-8 range of competitiveness. Not good enough, boys.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday I posted a video of these two clowns ripping Harbaugh.
    Stephen A Smith has become Dick Vitale on steroids with his act.
    You would think he’s the president of the Peyton Manning Fan Club with his animated schtick.
    It’s wait and see but Denver could be this year’s version of the Philly Egos and disappoint. Denver’s OL last year gave up 42 sacks and their talked about defense ranked 20th in the NFL and Brady torched them for 5 first half TDs in the playoffs.

    http://tinyurl.com/6slfz8e

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Saw this photo of the Seahags new helmet. Interesting front panel with some type of woven material either graphite (looks like a tennis racquet) or maybe even Kevlar.
    http://tinyurl.com/cx6bdze

  3. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I’m still glad he’s our coach. But come on Jimbo, get a grip and shut it. You sound like a freaking politician. Meh.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Peyton called us, we went and looked, evaluated. He never came to our facility. Did we make an offer? I don’t know, it doesn’t sound like it. Maybe you blog experts know more than everybody else. I am going to take JH for his word, he seems like a straight shooter to me.
     
    The other guy. Alex said he went to Miami because he had never been there to see the place. He said he was never serious about leaving. All the known facts seem to match, all the rumors don’t. Until I have other facts, the story by JH seems right.

  5. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe. But my bullsh*t alarm went shrieking the moment I heard his comments. Of course it’s not always accurate. But it often is. It does seem to me mostly useless to bring it up in the first place, which by all accounts, he did.

  6. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a snippet worth sharing from CRAB15 from the comment orgy at the Press Democrat,
     
    “Just told my wife I was not pursuing Eva Longoria, I merely evaluated her. Nothing was said to Eva that I didn’t say to my wife.
    Eva will be fine and my wife will return home soon from her business trip in Miami.”

  7. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, you know, you have a shot at Eva, you gotta kick those tires. Or whatever. LMAO.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Barley
    Unless you consider love and marriage a business that analogy is flawed. Football is a business and it’s not until death do us part.
    Harbaugh isn’t the smoothest or slickest speaker so that’s why he’s a coach and not in broadcasting. It seems to be that he talks to the media because it’s part of the job but from day one he has never been comfortable and always searching for the right words. And he does put his foot in his mouth and makes everyone cringe sometimes.
    If you want slick then it’s Nick Saban but he fled the NFL after one year.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not to open up old wounds but a reminder of how things used to be and whether you would want a head coach that said nothing was wrong with everything collapsing around him.

    http://tinyurl.com/7aw4qwv

  10. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, this shit isn’t what these guys are now saying it is. Mainly because the agent (Condon) involved with both guys didn’t inform Smith that his team was looking at his other client Manning. Harbaugh and Baalke did their best to hide their presence at the workout.
    .
    Whatever. It doesn’t matter anyway. Football is a business. Alex knows this. Harbaugh certainly knows this. They’ve moved on. Maybe Harbaugh did this as a show of support for Alex. I don’t know. The timing was a little weird, but it apparently had to do with Beason’s response to Smith’s Cam Newton talk. Harbaugh felt it necessary to reiterate that his intentions were pure (I only put it in a little).
    .
    But you are right Skeebs, Let’s get on to the real thing. This mental masturbation (thnks Sammy) gets old fast.

  11. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Tell ya though, it was a bit refreshing to see Alex say more than the company line bullshit.
    .
    Hope he backs up his new-found attitude.

  12. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit,

    It wasn’t supposed to be an analogy. It was a joke.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NG

    You need to stop your whining and myopic pouting. A spurned contract offer is when the player signs with another team. Good examples are Josh Morgan, Adam Snyder and Blake Costanzo.
    You are just filled with a vitriolic hate for Alex Smith and
    what you perceive as his advocate so now you’re throwing Harbaugh under the bus.
    Just like your brother V, two drama queens to the core.
    According to you, No Gutz, Alex Smith is not an asset, therefore how did the future of the franchise get exposed? There are 3 other capable QBs on the roster.
    You can’t have it both ways NG the DQ.
    ===========
    BF

    I realize that was a joke quoted from another poster. Don’t look now but some took it seriously.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From the Niners a synopsis of their OTAs so far

    http://tinyurl.com/7nlovlf

  15. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, in news that’s sure to knock Alex Smith out of the NFL Network talk soup football blather, the NFL says it got its hands on a ledger detailing payouts by the Saints coaches for players’ ‘hits, ‘cart-offs’ ‘whacks’ and deductions for ‘mental errors’.

  16. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Love the Tooz quote, BTW. Dude was a maniac, but was pretty damn funny. I never liked the Raiders much, but you had to love the freak show that was the Raiders in the 1970s.
    .
    The problem with 24 hour sports reporting is the interminable down time.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NG

    Apparently you find a need to compensate and brag about personal exploits on a blog and that is just folly.
    You’re posts are good for a laugh as it’s always criticizing others for namecalling and infantile behavior when you yourself are the #1 practicioner and hypocrite.
    Funny when somebody is beating you like a drum you go back to the petty stuff such as spelling , words or avatar.
    Naturally it’s always the personal attack from No Gutz.

    Never coming back with a good rebuttal on the topic is a sign of weakness. I raised some legitimite points and as usual
    you duck, dodge and run and hide.

    I repeat the question “According to you, No Gutz, Alex Smith is not an asset, therefore how did the future of the franchise get exposed? There are 3 other capable QBs on the roster.”

    The question is on the table but you chose to counter with the usual tornado of BS. You forgot to mention how Bullit is spelled or my avatar.

  18. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The bet still stands to one and all: Who throws more TDs this year, Manning or Smith? Name your bottle. No need to name your quarterback. My liver and pancreas thank you in advance.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis

    Broncos didn’t pay Manning $18 mil plus to handoff.On paper Manning should throw 30 TD passes
    if healthy.

    Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported following from this week’s OTA

    “In his first series, Manning was 2 of 4 with short completions to Jacob Tamme and Brandon Stokley sandwiched between an interception by safety Mike Adams, who was covering Tamme on a deep route. In his second series, Manning threw one pass and it was incomplete. In his third series – a hurry up, 2-minute drill – Manning’s first pass intended for Stokley across the middle zipped right into the gut of middle linebacker Joe Mays – who dropped it as he had his sights set on returning it for a touchdown.

    Overall, it’s not exactly what Broncos fans wanted to hear, but Klis added that Manning, “did throw deeper down the field more than he did during the previous media-viewing OTA practice last week.”

    “For now, it’s becoming very clear that Denver didn’t sign a Peyton Manning that’s immediately ready to return to the field at his previously high level of performance. At 36 years of age with a major neck injury under his belt (or collar), it will be interesting to see just how much progress Manning will make this offseason.”
    ===

    Keeping in line what AS believes
    the proposed wager should be which team will have more wins.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That’s an interesting report on Mannning, and nowhere near as glowing as all the offseason hype has been. Is it too cynical to wonder if Elway considered $18 mil a cheap price to pay to get Tebow out of town? And anything else is just gravy to him.

  21. robNo Gravatar says:

    wow look at the WR ranked 23rd (who i think will finish much higher ) !

    he’s rated higher than any of our current WR’s !

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Did you read that Shawn Payton has pleaded guilty to making a felony bomb threat against the NO Superdome and could get 5 years in federal prison?

    http://tinyurl.com/7qstrqv

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With the Saints there are many teachable moments to be had.
    1) when making a bomb threat it’s wise not to use your home phone
    not once but twice
    (how bizarre is it that the guy’s name was Shawn Payton?)
    2) When making a speech about crippling hits and bounties don’t let somebody video it for posterity
    3) Not a good idea to keep a ledger to document money paid out on bounty hits

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, Thackery puts on a great show.
    Check the new Bonamassa that just came out this month,it won’t disappoint.
     
    Agree with those that say the Manning redux was completely revisited due to the Alex/Cam/Beason/Stats dialogue.
    Part bargaining position with Alex in a Condon-lead ballet of nuances and how big is your Cap surplus.
     
    Harbaugh is running point and has since he got here.
    He’s smart enough to know where to draw the line with the media.
     
    Not quite the drama we got from T.O. and ‘his QB’ but, Harbaugh knows Alex’s testosterone level and is trying to show him how to do it.
    It’s a mentoring process.
    Grow a pair and take over the Team and all will be just fine.

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’ve heard some of that, NJ. He is pretty incredible. Henry Garza was impressive as well.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve heard the Los Lonely Boys, didn’t know Henry Garza was also solo?

  27. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob! It’s Sunday. So you already know my question: Who ya got today at the Monster Mile? It’s the FedEx 400 from Dover. Who drives the FedEx car? That’s right, Denny Hamlin in the #11 Toyota. I’m rooting for #11 today. I can’t believe I just typed that. Make a note in the log book. It’ll be the first and last time I ever root for #11. 😀

  28. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Survey says…” RIP Richard Dawson. The host of the Feud and co-star of “Hogan’s Heroes” passed away yesterday at the age of 79.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Newkirk is gone to the Stalag 13 in the sky? RIP Richard Dawson.
    The Niners will have more wins than the Broncos.

  30. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Well, considering the fact that Vegas has the O/U on 49ers wins at 9 1/2 and the Broncos at 8 1/2, we *should* win more games. But the Broncos have Peyton Manning, and we have Alex Smith. So I just took *should* and through it out the goddamn window.
     
    And, Bullit, you said, “Broncos didn’t pay Manning $18 mil plus to hand off. On paper Manning should throw 30 TD passes.” Why can’t the same be said of Alex? He’s not getting paid to be David Akers personal leg warmer. But by the amount of times he forces him to trot out onto the field and kick FGs, he’s doing one helluva job.

  31. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I shoulda seen this coming from 11 miles away…Denny Hamlin and the #11 car are sliding all over the track. The #11 is slicker than shit going through a tin horn. Serves me right for rooting for #11. Never again. Well, at least until next week at Pocono. Denny loves that track. Maybe he could change numbers with Biffle and be #16 next week. 😀

  32. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Jags’ #1 pick, Justin Blackmon, got arrested today on his second DUI charge in the last two years. Blackmon blew a .24 when he was administered the breathalyzer test. I blew a .24 when I got a DUI back in 2000. That makes me twelve years clean. Clean of arrest. Sober is a different story. But you already knew that.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis

    A few weeks ago I made a prediction that Smith would throe 24 TDs and 15 picks/
    His high TD total in his career is 18 TDs. You’re trying to bait me into making a ridiculous prediction. Sorry but the fish aren’t biting.
    Team success is more important than personal glory.

  34. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    OK. You’re predicting Smith to go 24/15 (the INT is a little high coming from you, but whatever) this year for our 49ers. Gotcha! Now just play along with me if you would please. If, IF Peyton were our QB this year, what were your predictions be? Just placate me. But be honest.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If he’s healthy and ok physically
    Peyton Manning is at minimum 3 times the QB that Alex Smith is
    and Manning will be in the HOF.
    The big if here is new team, city, surroundings, new cast, expectations and new coaches.
    So many variables and unknowns and only Peyton Manning has the answers and he’s not sharing.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry but I can’t humor you with speculative predictions. The fact of the matter is Manning is not a Niner.
    Soon we’ll be playing the what would Aaron Rodgers numbers be…
    You play the hand your dealt and make the most of it.

  37. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    .24 is serious alkie territory and this kid is your #1 draft choice. Not good, Jags. I wonder if he can blog with a .24 as good as Berger can?

  38. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    OK, Bullit. Knowing all the variables involved. In the long hall (health, age, etc…). Who would you rather have under center in Sept. when we play at GB, Alex or Peyton?
     
    And before you answer, let me inform you from a gambler’s perspective that our Niners are currently a 6 1/2 pt. Dog to the Pack on Week 1. I have it on good authority that if Manning were our QB that number would drop to 3 1/2 and maybe even 3 in some books. Personally, I think that’s WAY too much. But that’s what they tell me. Peyton Manning is worth that much.
     
    I know I’m gonna have to let it go — sometime. I hope to hell the Broncos get their money’s worth. And 2-1 says Tebow is starting for the Jets by Week 9. God loves that sad sack lefty throwing piece of shit.

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    NO ONE can drunk blog like Berger!!!

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis

    I’ll answer with the company line.

    http://tinyurl.com/6thsw3r

    I hope you find fishing relaxing because you’re not catching anything here.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners getting some well deserved love

    http://tinyurl.com/7cwgn5f

    Best of the best.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We can all also agree on this

    http://tinyurl.com/7qnhslk

  43. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I set records when I blog and drink!

  44. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Give it a rest, Dennis. The Niners as a team are better than the Broncos. They will win more games and go farther in the playoffs. Denver isn’t even a lock to win their dogshit division. You don’t think the Raiders would love to walk into horsehead stadium and lay him out? Seymour is getting ready now to drill him into retirement. So, week 4, Manning is toast.
    .
    Remember your hard-on for Romo last year? How did Romo fare in the playoffs? Steve DeBerg and Steve Spurrier used to put up great numbers as well. Doesn’t mean they won’t choke in the end. If Romo is so good, how come he can’t win playoff games? Manning gets voted a great player by other players? Ooooh. Shocking. That and $5.00 gets you a cup of coffee. That and blindside hit gets you $95 mill on the IR, and a shitload of money down the drain. Yer incessant blather about the guy makes me hope he gets injured in camp so it’ll shut yer f***ing mouth. If Manning is so good, how come his younger brother has 2 rings to his one?
    .

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just remember this about Peyton Manning. He has only played for the Colts under one offense, his offense. Not only does his new team have to learn but he has to
    adjust to them. If health is not the major issue the learning process with the offense might kill them.

    http://tinyurl.com/7wlfpbv

    Sometimes things don’t work out and the Colts have to kick a FG
    (imagine that!!!) Then they go nuts on the sidelines

    http://tinyurl.com/7sw35y2

    Bottom line Broncos have a steep learning curve the likes that they never imagined.

    Legit concerns regardless which team he plays for with the exception if he had stayed put.

  46. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think the learning curve will hurt PM all that much. The rest of the team will adjust to him. They are going to give Manning enough rope to do what he wants. AND, look for more running (out of the gun) than Indy did with PM in there. What Denver has to work on at all costs is keeping Manning vertical. He gets hit a lot, he won’t last.
    .
    The Panthers and the Niners (and Cincy, among others) showed last year that you can implement and install a new offense pretty quickly if you have the right guys.
    .
    Denver’s biggest obstacle just might be their schedule. They have a pretty tough row to hoe. 4 playoff teams out of their first 6 games.

  47. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    And the other 2 are division games.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the Denver offense understanding what Manning wants done that’s going to be the challenge.
    If you’re a backup OL thrown into the game because of an injury and you don’t understand an audible by Manning who changes the play 2 or 3 times at thye line then it’s a problem.

  49. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Per Branch:

    Alex Smith (last 24 games): 395 of 665, 4,780 yards, 30 TD, 6 INT, 92.8 rating.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pro Football Weekly has picked the Niners to beat the Pats in
    the upcoming Super Bowl.
    Did not know 49ers tied a NFL record with 10 total turnovers for a team, for the fewest in the regular season.

  51. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, last 29 games: 36 TDs and 15 ints. Looks good to me.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Now back to the cherries:

    QB rating (last 665 pass attempts): 49ers Alex Smith 92.81;
    Broncos Peyton Manning 92.74.

  53. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t forget, NoFear (and I think this has a TON of creedence), those first 5 weeks of the 2010 season were the last 5 of the Jimmy-Hat-run offense. Mike Johnson catches shit for his short-lived time as OC, but he did better with Smith than Jimmy hat ever did. The record may not have reflected it down the stretch of that 2010 season, but it did last year. Why? Because Singletary pissed the season away by switching QBs/CBs/RGs and whoever at the drop of a hat.
    .
    Since the Jimmy-Hat-Fred-Flintstone-John-Robinson offense went away, Alex Smith has flourished. As those stats show. Do with the numbers as you will.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Off topic but interesting basketball fact I just heard on the radio.
    In the US there are only 70 men
    7 feet or taller between the ages
    of 18 and 40. If they have any basketball skills they will make the megabucks.
    Among 250 million people 70 is miniscule.

  55. robNo Gravatar says:

    go alex smith !

    rip richard dawson !

  56. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Hi all.
    Enjoyed reading the blog for a while and decided to get off the bench and play.
    Since AS is the topic most likely to get a reaction here is my 2c worth.
    AS for a variety of reasons has mostly been a subpar QB. His read/reaction time being below average has got him in trouble time and again. Up until last year he has shown few flashes of quality play and that was mostly from the shotgun giving him extra process time since the OL couldn’t get him the time he needs from under center.
    Enter Harbaugh and the system he devised specifically for AS’s shortcomings. In this system AS had his read/react duties drastically reduced, and as a result Smith became a competent although somewhat limited QB. Of course there are many other factors that go into a QB success or failure but I am commenting on Smiths role in the overall offense.

    In my opinion, with a year in the system and a full training camp Smith has every chance of becoming an above average QB on his own merits. He needs to take the next step and I sincerely hope he does as he is a decent kid and has been mistreated by the team repeatedly.

    If he is not able to improve I expect to see a different QB later this season or next.

    Now I’m off to blow the froth off a frosty one.

  57. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, what do the numbers bear out? When out from underneath Jimmy-Hat, Alex’s numbers improved pretty well. Wins and losses? Not so much. 3-4 for 2010 under Mike Johnson. But that applies to the Singletary/Manusky bend and break defense as well. Singletary was still pulling players in and out of the lineup and pulling his crazy antics.
    .
    Smith’s numbers after Jimmy Hat in 2010? 11 TDs, 3 picks. ~60% completion%, ~1750 yards. 87.7 QBR. His numbers in 2011 weren’t all that much different. Wins and losses? Well, yeah. Sure, it can be attributed to the defense, ST, turnovers, whatever. But Smith’s play had its piece of it.

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    For all you readers who log in here with mobile phones or tablets, give 12th Man a fist bump. He just walked me through some options I hadn’t been aware of that should allow you fellows to actually read and comment like any desktop reader can, by clicking the button at the bottom of the page for “full site” or some such.

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome aboard 12th man!

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    12th man- Would you like some drinking and blogging tips? We’ve got some pros here.

  61. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    I bow to your extensive knowledge in both arena’s Berger and thanks for the welcome.

  62. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just kidding with ya 12th, well, kind of. If one dares to step in here you’ll be ribbed soon enough!

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Glad you got off the sideline 12th.
    Welcome to the party.
     
    I’m with you regarding Alex.
    He’s too slow to pull the trigger and to recognize coverages.
    Time for him to join the party too.
     
    I’m more patient than most but….he’s got to make something happen with Harbaugh or he’s history.

  64. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    It’s all good Berger, we are all niner fans at the end of the day.

    NJ, yeah agreed, Smith’s role will expand this year, he needs to make more of the opportunities.

    Waiting for receivers to get open seriously limits positive gains through the air.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FYI in case you hadn’t heard today was supposed to be the open media day at the OTA.
    The Niners cancelled practice today due to the rain and my guess is now it’ll start on Tues for this week’s OTA sessions.
    That’s why it’s almost a no news day as far as the Niners are concerned.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jeez, NoFear. Are you saying Alex might be … elite?

  67. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
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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