Tampering Week

The blossoms are on the trees these days, coloring up the bleak winter view, and attracting the sleek black crows to the nests of robins where they can eagerly gobble up the little robinettes, ending their poor little lives before their brains even know how to cheep, and then fly off licking their bloody beaks …

Hmmm. Let’s try this again.

Spring is in the air! The hills are alive with the sound of free agents singing “Show me the money, mofo!”

This is Trent Baalke’s fourth year on the job, but only his third year running the free agency show. In his first year at the helm, he was loudly criticized for doing nothing the first week of free agency, letting the big name players sign elsewhere. The second week, however, he swooped in and picked up Carlos Rodgers and Donte Whitner. That was the last time anybody criticized Baalke, who won Executive of the Year for his efforts then, both in FA and the 2011 draft.

So, none of us expect Baalke to be active in the initial frenzy when the FA bell goes off next Tuesday at noon, PDT. After the Albert Haynesworth and Philadelphia Dream Team debacles, you would think no GM in the league would want to buy up an overpriced, overhyped top tier free agent anymore, but as sure as picking your nose at a stop light, there will be at least one. And usually more.

For those who have relentlessly avoided football for the past month and are just now eeeeking back into the fray, here is the list of 49er free agents who will be loosed upon the league next Tuesday:

WR Randy Moss
WR Ted Ginn
TE Delanie Walker
OG Leonard Davis
DL Isaac Sopoaga
DL Ricky Jean-Francois
LB Tavares Gooden
LB Larry Grant
LB Clark Haggans
DB Dashon Goldson
DB Tramaine Brock (RFA)
DB Darcel McBath (RFA).

Goldson is the biggest name on the list, unless you subscribe to the Gospel of Moss, which was deemed to be heretical last month. Goldson is a good player, possibly even the best free safety the 49ers have had since Ronnie Lott hung up his cleats, but he’s also one of those guys who needs to have the biggest house on the block in order to feel properly superior. Unfortunately, the block he’s going to live on isn’t going to be prime real estate. No offense to cities like Cincinnati or some other area where players go to disappear.

IOW, Goldson is a player who is perceived as caring more about the size of his wallet than the size of the trophy he gets to kiss at the end of the year. This value system does not play well with fans. There’s little doubt the team would be better this coming season with Goldson at FS than a young guy learning the ropes or a lesser talented FA brought in to replace him, but that doesn’t look likely.

It’s possible that Goldson will discover, as he did two years ago, that other teams don’t value him as much as he does himself, and will show up back in Santa Clara with a five year contract, claiming the Roger Clemens defense that he was mis-perceived greed-wise, and is thrilled to be back with the 49ers. Being the gracious fellows that we are — after a hearty round of snickering — we will gladly welcome him home.

We’ll see, we’ll see. Which is better than we’ll wait, we’ll wait. Or we’ll cry, and cry some more.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would beg to differ that Merton Hanks was a bigger impact player and a true Free Safety whose play and accomplishments exceed what Goldson has done.
    Goldson might be better than Parrish and Schulters but not Merton.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZHZZdSaSPc

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Merton had one huge game and didn’t last very long and couldn’t hit for crap.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This from a Cleveland newspaper
    about Phil Dawson K who is an unrestricted FA
    “I suspect before the end of next week he will be introduced in San Francisco as the new kicker for the 49ers. The 49ers have released David Akers. Agents can begin negotiations with new teams on Saturday — three days before the market opens.”
    “Dawson toiled for the Browns during 14 seasons and has one playoff appearance and one Pro Bowl to show for being the ninth-most accurate kicker in NFL history (84 percent). He has made 305 career field goals in 363 attempts. His accuracy rate is the highest among all 25 kickers who have made 300 field goals.”
    Let the rumors fly!

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    When it comes to Dawson, “survey says”, he is old.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hanks was named to 4 Pro Bowls and was All Pro 3 times.
    He was doing something right.
    He started 107 games in 8 years with the Niners.
    We seem to have different opinions and recollections about
    Merton.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I just read this and am going to file it under ‘Brilliant deductions’:
    “Big dogs apparently die younger mainly because they age more quickly, researchers say.”
     
    I hope they didn’t spend a lot of money coming to this conclusion.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Dawson was 29-31 on FGs last year, 7 for 7 from 50+ yards and 6 for 6 from 40-49 yds.
    I’d take those stats if he was 60 years old.

    You’d be surprised at how many kickers are in their mid 30s or older in the NFL.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Forgot to mention that Dawson is a Longhorn.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Jan Stenarud is still available?
     
    Actually I would rather have a good rookie. The problem with that is you never know how good they are until you get them some game action. Since FA comes before the draft getting Dawson does make sense. Please check for calcified masses first!

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    In a first move to try and get back into the playoffs, the Chargers are cutting Takeo Spikes.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    You are forgetting the Pre-Nedney days when our kickers were Todd Peterson, Owen Pochman, Jeff Chandler (4th rd pick bust) and Jose Cortez.
    Actually I was wondering what Mike Vanderjagt was up to and drinking these days.
    You didn’t answer my trivia question from yesterday.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bruce Gossit?

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I do believe it was Gossett.
     
    A little harder one: who was our first soccer styled kicker?

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yes it was #30 Bruce Gosset.
    My guess was Mike-Mayer and son of a gun I looked it up to confirm and he preceded Wershing and I was correct.
    I did not cheat and have that useless tidbit of info hogging much needed memory.
    Cal used to be the cradle of kickers unless your name was Zendejas.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It used to trend that kickers ran in certain families.
    It started with the Gogolak brothers, Zendejas, Mike-Mayer
    and Gramatica.
    If your name was Colquitt then you were a punter.
    I just remember when they had square toed kicking shoes for the straight on kickers or some guys tied a shoestring to lift the toe up to streike the ball.
    I remember Gosset because I used to pretend to be him kicking off a tee. Damn that was 45 years ago.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    That’s the trick to find a kicker that young, accurate and cheap.

    The ideal scenario is they sign a veteran, draft a kicker and then sign a young free agent before the OTAs and training camp and let them compete with beat and last man standing.
    Two sidebars.
    First it will be a big factor of hang time and how deep kickoffs go.
    Seeley should take them out to Candlestick at about 4pm and see how they handle the wind. Like QBs guys that play in domes have inflated numbers.

  17. robNo Gravatar says:

    i agree with whoever likes merton hanks ! he was a better ballhawk than dashon and made far fewer costly mistakes !

  18. robNo Gravatar says:

    merton also had a little better range and cover skills ! dashon hits better !

  19. robNo Gravatar says:

    when finding a kicker imo we should try out some vets and decide which ones we like ! next we draft one (i like the kid from fla)! if the draft pick doesn’t impress we have our decision made for us !

  20. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Actually… it was NOT Mike-Mayer.
     
    This is a tough one.
     
    The name is Momčilo Gavrić, from the University of Belgrade, in Yugoslavia.
     
    He came to America in 1967 to play for the Oakland Clippers of the North American Soccer League and won the league championship that year with them. After two years, it was 1969. Across the bay, long time 49er kicker Tommy Davis was finally running out of steam. And so, in mid-1969, Gavric became our placekicker for half a season. He did not do all that well – 22 of 24 on PATs, and only 3 of 11 on field goals. The brief experiment with “Soccer Styled” kickers in SF ended, until 1975 when Mike-Mayer was drafted. Dick Nolan instead dealt Kermit Alexander to the Rams to pry loose Bruce Gossett, who took the job and held it through 1974.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    Good knowledge. Gavric was so bad that he was forgettable.
    I wonder who the last starting straight on kicker was in the NFL?
    I find it curious that one day everyone kicked a certain style and it all changed and the straight on kicker became extinct.
    Dempsey was a straight on kicker.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrxTjgFYoU8

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I believe Doug Flutie was the last NFL player to score via dropkick. I am sure a lot of the present day players don’t even know what a drop kick is.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA7Yp6UrAWI

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC, the last straight on kicker was the guy from the Redskins. I think his name was Mark Mosely.

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I think you are right. Moseley’s career lasted well into the 80s. I can’t think of anyone more recent.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again very good knowledge. I looked it up and here is the answer
    “Mark Moseley was the last starting placekicker who was a straight on kicker. Steve Cox, who kicked off, punted , and kicked very long field goals was the last of any kind.”
    I said starting kicker so it was Moseley. I wonder if Steve Cox is related to Fred Cox the longtime Vike’s PK.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Richard Sherman is making Haynesworth and Suh look like good guys. He sure likes to run his mouth. Next year he’s going get lit up for all that yapping.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6x-O3kb1sI
    Sorry dude but winning the Super Bowl should be you #1 goal not an individual honor.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Richard Sherman should shut up because he is a cheater.
    He got off on a technicality and also should’ve served his suspension like his fellow corner Browner did.
    I cannot stand that assbite clown and he’s the face of Petey’s team.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- You are correct about Sherman but it was fun to watch him lay into Skip Brainless!

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Carroll said he hadn’t read anything Sherman had said, but he kept seeing pictures of him with his mouth wide open and knew what was going on.

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think we’re seeing why HarBaalke did not draft this guy when they had the chance.

  31. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here is a kiss cam that beats all!
     
    http://youtu.be/izHdd7vcvns

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, the guy talks. Who cares? He’s a damn good CB. You think the other players really give a shit? No. As long as he plays well. I think he’s a bit of an asshole, but again, who cares? The goddamn NFL tries to regulate all the fun out of the game, and its cools to see guys stretching the envelope. I didn’t like Ocho$tinko either, but some of his shit was pretty funny. As was TO’s.

  33. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And, that has to be a set-up.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Set up or no, it is funny. Maybe that was Benny Hill in his younger days!
    http://youtu.be/hJC4HvpWewM

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhh, Benny Hill. Good stuff.

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And watching anyone lay into Skip Bayless is fun. He’s got to be the worst blowhard of all the blowhards on ESPN. Stephen A Smith at least has some actual cred regarding his opinions. Those 2 together have to be the most asinine things ever boradcast.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Agreed!

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t see this coming
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/niners/2013/03/08/john-abraham-scheduled-visit-san-francisco-49ers-seattle-seahawks-atlanta-falcons/1974017/

    Seems like Seahags and Niners have interest in the same people
    as their teams mirror each other.
    First Jenkins and now Abraham.
    I have a feeling Petey is going to make a run at delanie Walker because Seahags are looking for a TE and they always look for Niners to pick their brains for info.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Abraham visits the Aints, Bucs and Titans after the Niners.
    He’s touring the NFL fishing for
    the contract.
    He’s going to want too much for the Niner’s liking and will likely go elsewhere.

  40. robNo Gravatar says:

    hmmm i was worried about abraham and whether or not he could stay healthy , but maybe he could help us !

    “No matter where he lines up, Abraham is looking to polish off a resume he believes could one day make him a Hall of Famer. With 10 more sacks, on top of his current total of 122, he’ll crack the top 10 of the list of all-time sack leaders.”

  41. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT

    no problem there ! petey is pretty smart to take a look at the players we bring in ! with our track record lately of signing top players in the mid price range anybody would be smart to take notice of who we bring in !
    sherman was someone i was on on the fence about !darn good big corner! he talks a lot (not a big deal) and went overboard when we frustrated him by beating seattle all the time !
    but

    after taking skippy to task i’ve made up my mind about him , lol !

    i like him !

  42. robNo Gravatar says:

    HERE’S a free agent who might just be right up our alley !

    glenn dorsey !

    i wonder if he might be worth looking at ?

  43. robNo Gravatar says:

    SKEEBS

    this might be your best blogpost ever ! the first couple paragraphs are perfect ! lol

    jezuz christ dude !
    😀

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Multiple reports that Goldson is
    talking to the Egos who are open to giving him his $8mil/year.
    Florio says the Niners are looking at Laron Landry.
    Things will become clear this Tues as the fog of free agency lifts.

  45. robNo Gravatar says:

    very interesting !

    we had abraham in today , and it’s being reported we’re very interested in josh cribbs !
    like father like son ?

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- What’s this I’m reading about giant mosquitoes invading Florida? I thought you already had giant mosquitoes?

  47. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Is the WOTD in there somewhere?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are going to receive a comp pick either in 3rd or 4th round for this draft.
    I would use that pick on A.J. Klein ILB whose scouting report follows:
    “Excellent key and diagnosis skills. Reads the action and gets a jump-start, often beating blockers to the ball. Better than advertised speed to the flanks and in pursuit downfield and is a quick accelerator, able to slip through gaps to make plays at the line of scrimmage. Scrapes the edge nicely, showing good balance and flexibility to dip under the reach of offensive linemen, turn quickly and close on the ball. Technically sound defender who extends his arms and delivers a blow to separate from would-be blockers before they have a chance to latch on. Reliable open-field tackler. Breaks down well and has the patience to wait for the ball-carrier to commit before making the secure wrap-up tackle. Alert in zone coverage. Reads the quarterback’s eyes and shows a good understanding of route-development as well as the burst to close on the ball. Good ball skills. Shows some vision to set up blocks on the return and surprising open field running skills. Passionate defender who was voted a team captain as a junior and senior.”
    I like instinctive smart players
    and Klein would be a star on special teams.
    He has 4 pick sixes in his college career and is always around the ball.

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers- I brought the WOTD back for Del but he flew the coop. I think he is upset we got something good for Alex! I need to call him to tell him of this post. Maybe it will get him back in the game.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    In a way it is too bad Alex is leaving. He used to be the center point of most of our confabulations!

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some posters seem to be one trick ponies.
    It’s bash and hate on Alex or they’ve got nothing to say.
    Tuesday is bon voyage day for Alex Smith. I hope he continues
    to grow.
    No doubt he has improved as a QB under Harbaugh. Let’s see if he continues to grow under Reid and OC Doug Pederson.

  52. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I called Del, he sounds good. I told him I made a comment about him and he said he’s going to have a cocktail first and then give me some kind of rebuttal! I’m sure it will be good!

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So I visited my local haberdashery yesterday and asked them if they had any Alex Smith jerseys. They told me the Goodwill is two blocks down the street.

  54. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I’m not pissed we got something good in return for Alex. The early settlers gave the Indians $24 worth of beads for Manhattan. That worked out in the long run.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One red flag on Josh Cribbs is he had six fumbles last year losing 3. He has returned 8 kickoffs for TDs with 2 in one game.
    Rob thinks Joe Cribbs id his dad but that is not the case.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    His 8 KO returns for TDs is his career total.

  57. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    They knew if they kept Manhattan they would have to spend more than that fight the British for it! Besides that, if they would have stayed they’d be rooting for the Jets. They knew in advance the pain that would bring, just ask Fireman Ed. I heard the Indians ended up moving to Cleveland?

  58. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reason enough to consider Tavon Austin in our Draft Plans in April Bullit.
    He immediately becomes everything Ted Ginn wasn’t.
    RB/WR/P/KR and, general menace to the opposition.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    AJ Klein is a good one too Bullit.
    I’d figure Willis and Bowman are here for awhile however.
     
    Take a look at OLB Zaviar Gooden from Mizzou.
    Very similar in size to Klein, excellent numbers, runs better.
    Could live with either.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I see Tavon Austin and I see Dexter McCluster and Dexter Carter.
    I know 170 lb guys are hard to catch but it’s what happens to them after you catch them and he gets popped.
    Sproles and Harvin and LMJ are all 20-25 lbs heavier.
    I think we can spend our top pick on a more solid player.

  61. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, it was indeed a rib eye steak like you recalled. I have that 2″ thick beauty marinating as we speak. That steak is the last reminiscence I have from the Super Bowl. I’m gonna gobble up that sucker and every lingering memory that it incorporates from that fateful day and move on. Hopefully.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In a Special Teams / Specialty Pkg roll, Tavon is a weapon Bullit.
    Yeh, he’s a small guy for sure in terms of Ht/Wt. but, he hasn’t missed a game in 4 yrs at WVU.
    Kid comes to play.
     
    With 15 Picks, I’m just suggesting that we might be worth some consideration.
    As a deep threat and all around weapon, his 29 TDs is pretty productive.
    Don’t see him getting too far down the Board in April but, we hold 31 & 34 at the moment.
    You never know?

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We could conceivably have the same type of guy in LMJ too.
    See whether he masters the PR piece of the game down the road.

  64. robNo Gravatar says:

    SO josh cribbs isn’t worth looking at if he lost three fumbles ?
    maybe not , but it would be interesting to know if he’s had fumble problems before last year or not !
    he might still be a good signing for us imho
    anybody ?

  65. robNo Gravatar says:

    BERGER lol
    good one about the indians and the jest !

  66. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT

    someone at the press dem likes josh

    “49ers should sign cribbs
    News broke Saturday afternoon that the 49ers are interested in signing Josh Cribbs. Good for the Niners. They absolutely should sign him.

    He’s a premier special teams player, able to cover and return punts and kicks. He can also stretch the field as a wide receiver, or catch passes out of the backfield. He was a quarterback at Kent State, too, and he’s very knowledgeable of offensive systems. Who knows? Maybe he could be the Niners’ emergency quarterback.

    As a wide out, Cribbs needs to work on running better routes. He wasn’t coached that well in Cleveland and the Browns never really could decide how to use him.

    He would be a tremendous all-purpose weapon for the Niners. Sign him, Trent.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rob

    As a less than full time player
    mostly on special teams Cribbs has fumbled the ball 34 times in 8 seasons losing 20 of them.
    Ginn in his 3 years with the Niners has fumbled 5 times losing 2.
    Ginn career wise has 15 fumbles losing 8.
    Wendell Tyler who I consider “Mr Fumble” in 4 years with the Niners
    fumbled 27 times and lost 23 of them.
    In NFL history Warren Moon and Dave Krieg are #1 & #2

  68. robNo Gravatar says:

    oops !

    upon further review cribbs fumbles way to much ! i think we’re better off using one or more of our draft picks in rd 4-7 on spec teams players !

    NJ 49er

    gimme some names !!!

  69. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT ! NOW i think we’re on the same page ! literally !
    (in this case the sf chron to be exact !)

    too bad about cribbs ! i wonder if you can help him with coaching ?

    probably not !

    oh, well !

    just an fyi , tyler is one of my favorite niners of all time ! i loved that guy ! he could slash thru a defense for 5 plus yds a pop like no other at that time !

  70. robNo Gravatar says:

    IN FACT in his entire tenure with us a can never remember tyler costing us with a single fumble !!! wow !

  71. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Do not sign Warren Moon or Dave Krieg, they fumble too much!

  72. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob. You compliment Berger on his Indian comment, but I brought up those redskin scalpers in the first place. Where’s the love my way (Frank Sinatra)? I’ll be damned if I sell you any beads.

  73. robNo Gravatar says:

    THERE’S A REPORT out that we’re looking at louis delmas !

    wow ! that’s at least two safeties we’ve looked at this early ! at first glance i was thinking we’re looking for insurance against losing goldson ! after looking at it twice , all of the free agent safeties we have on our radar might be better off at SS !

    this leads me to believe that as crazy as it sounds ,and in spite of the fact that according to many we might have the best combo of starting safeties in the league we might start 2013 with new starters ! i’m not kidding , as shocking as it seems and as pissed as i am at the thought of losing goldson i wouldn’t be surprised if we have new starters at FS and SS in 2013 !

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    You could be absolutely right about Austin and he could be a star. A lot of teams will pass on him because of his weight and I wouldn’t risk a high pick on him because there is too much risk.
    His predecessor at WVU Noel Devine had similar size and skillset. He went undrafted tried out with the Egos and was cut and is now playing Arena Football.

  75. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Dave Krieg? He replaced one of my all-time favorites, Jim Zorn at QB in Seattle. I loved that lefty’s tenure up north from the mid ’70’s to the early ’80’s. Remember their PK, Efren Herrera? He and Zorn would run that fake FG to perfection more times than not. Successful or not, it was always fun to watch ’em run that fake.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What if the Niners signed Ed Reed to play Safety for 2 years and drafted a guy to eventually take his place.
    Wishful thinking? Probably so.
    I still like the UFA Safety from the Texans Glover Quinn and I’d pay him $7 mil a year as he’s only 25. A lot of teams are after him.

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s always a crap shoot Bullit.
    I read so many player ratings it makes my eyes hurt.
    I pay close attention to WVU because I spent alot of tuition dollars there.
    Both targets Geno Smith had, Austin and Bailey, put up crazy numbers.
    I’m all for scoring points and having weapons that can do it.
     
    I was going to offer Glover Quinn or Ed Reed as well.
     
    Not sure how to structure an offer but, we’ll leave the details to Baalke.
    He seems to have his Plan intact.
     
    Reed has no wheels to speak of at this point but, his leadership would be ideal for a young successor.

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    CB Jonathan Banks showed some experience as a PR but to what extent, it didn’t seem like he excelled at it.
    Very possible that LMJ will inherit the duties with time or possibly share them with Kyle?
    No doubt it will get covered, as Ginn should be gone.
    Not crazy about Cribbs either.
    He’s not that versatile.
    Like Hester, they can’t be relied on as WR options.
    That’s where I lobby for Tavon.
    Very possible that another potential CB/WR could be Drafted with these skills as well.
     
    If I recall correctly, our WR Chad Hall has some P/KR experience also.

  79. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chad Hall is a little dude too.
    5’8″ 187 by his Wiki data.
    But he is listed there as RB/WR/RS

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob Louis Delmas is another one of those guys that can’t seem to stay healthy.
    Like Amendola, when he’s healthy he’s productive.
    Question becomes, how much risk are you willing to sign up for?

  81. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Noel Devine was a straight ahead runner. He did not have much lateral quickness. That’s not good if you can’t run over people. Del and I were watching a game while talking on the phone a year or two ago and we immediately noticed Devine’s speed but he only ran straight ahead.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tavon isn’t Noel Devine by any stretch.
    Kid is a Water Bug.
    LMJ is similar.
    Tough as nails and hard to hit in the open field.

  83. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like Cullen Jenkins has signed, or is about to sign, with the Giants.

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jenkins isn’t what he used to be.
    We’ll get ours.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reporting that he’s gotten a 3yr/$8Mil deal.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe we can steal Martellus or Osi from them?

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jason Jones from the Seahawks wouldn’t be a bad catch either.

  88. robNo Gravatar says:

    jenkins didn’t cost too much ! the giants did pretty good there !

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s not forget Paul Kruger is making the rounds too.
    Very early in the process.
    Plenty of activity to come.

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kruger will get paid however.
    Not sure we’d be in the mix for his price tag but…..you never know.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    DT Desmond Bryant from the Raiders is another guy worth kicking the tires on too.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If I had my pick of Free Agents
    realistically and not blowing up the salary cap my big ticket guy would be Glover Quinn and one of my Safety positions is good for 5 years.
    I would also try to sign Seymour for 2 years for something similar to what Jenkins got.
    Another guy I would target is David Nelson WR for something reasonable (cut Manningham and give him a similar seal) or option B which would be Denario Alexander who was tendered low (5th round pick).
    On the cheap I would look at Desmond Bryant as NJ suggested or Sammie Lee Hill from the Lions as a DT/NT.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Martellus Bennet has a history of attitude problems and being out of shape. He is not easily motivated and far from being a team player.
    He’s a lazy ass punk with attitude. He had one decent year and now he wants to cash in so he can go back to being a lazy ass again. No thanks to Bennet.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Plenty of ways to go Bullit.
    I’m on the same plan, right piece at the right price.
    Bennett is a big target.
    I don’t know much more about his antics other than his production.
    No doubt that Baalke will do what benefits the Team at the right prices and in the right places.
    It’s all about moving money and getting younger in key positions.

  95. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9: @ Vikings, 10:00 am Sun.
9-16: vs. Lions, 1:25 pm, Sun.
9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2017 Prognostications
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 6-10
Bullit: 5-11
Mr Fletch: 5-11
RTFirefly: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
Winder: 4-12

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