Strategic Failure

Draft guru Mike Mayock has pronounced this the deepest NFL draft he’s seen in ten years. We’ll presume, for the sake of argument, that Mr. Mayock’s eyesight has gotten a recent approval from his optometrist and that his basement houses a massive database where sweeping statements can be fetched and authenticated at the drop of a nanosecond. The alternative, of course, is that Mayock should just can the hyperbolic blarney and log into 49ersoutsider.com and blast away with reckless abandon like the rest of us.

Mr. Mayock goes on to say the draft is particularly deep in wide receivers and defensive backs. Say, isn’t that an area of need for the 49ers?

It’s probably an area of need for just about every franchise in the league. And 29 of them will be drafting before the Niners are on the clock. Additionally, in this century, the 49ers have not made a draft pick below 24 in the first round who was worth a flying figment except for Joe Staley at #28 in 2007. Eight times they’ve drafted below 24 in the past 15 years, and all of them whiffs except for Staley. It appears that Trent Baalke was wise to trade up to the 18th slot last year for FS Eric Reid. Trent will be challenging history if he doesn’t trade up again this year, too.

Meanwhile, the search goes on for a $20 million a year QB who can actually win a Super Bowl. Peyton Manning had a chance to be the first this year, but he was trounced by Russell Wilson, who makes less than $1 million a year.

Our own QB, Colin Kaepernick, also makes less than a million a year, but he’s failed to deliver a SB in two cracks at it. His contract is due for a sizable embellishment this year, but this is not Dallas, so Kaepernick will not get paid $20 million a year — not yet, anyway. Ergo, the window for a 49er SB victory will remain open for the length of Kaepernick’s new contract.

However, Seattle is in dire straits. Wilson is due for his own new contract upgrade next year and he HAS won a SB, so he will have to get paid more than Kaepernick — maybe even somewhere near the $20 million vicinity. This will finish off Seattle as a major player. So long, dipwads.

Of course, Wilson could turn out to be a humble fellow and take far less than he can get, simply to make sure his team can afford to remain viable at other positions, like the defense that won him his SB. Wow, that would be cruel.

We’ll be finding out sometime this year just how humble Kaepernick intends to be vis a vis SHOW ME THE MONEY! I’m not real confident we will see a stunning display of bowed head and “take care of my guys” attitude. But, I could be wrong!




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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FYI ESPN has reported that this year’s salary cap is up 5% and projected to be $130 mil

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers WR Jon Baldwin has reworked his contract. Base salary in 2014 is now $645k (down from $1.4M).”

  3. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    What the hell does Eric Mangini know about coaching TEs?
    This organization doesn’t know its head from it (tight) ass (coach).

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Are there any offensive coordinators available in the draft?

  5. robNo Gravatar says:

    bullit , how many will it go up by ?

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think I’ll make an egg sandwich with some Roman Meal bread. If some of the egg slips out and gets on my face maybe that would be an omen that our OC is going to pull his head out of his ass and learn the nuances of the 3 WR set. I would love for next season to start by me being wrong. What are the odds of that, not good. And besides that, the last I heard was that the Odds are just a bad band from Vancouver.

    http://youtu.be/eimpocAKIv0

  7. robNo Gravatar says:

    SKEEBS i’m allrady seeing reports from kappy’s side of doing a cap/team friendly deal !

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like they’re giving Baldwin another look with minimum financial risk.
    I thought they would cut him but taking the pay cut puts him through the OTAs and Training Camp.
    Third year in the league, time to step up or find another line of work.
    He’s big and fast but has disappointed so far because he has the talent.
    Draft report compares closely to this year’s big draftable WR Kelvin Benjamin and this is how he looked at the combine.
    If he fulfills his potential, it would create immediate depth
    for the wideouts.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/player/_/id/27023/jonathan-baldwin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2be-qYnWt-8

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rob
    It was $123 mil last year and it’s going up to $130 mil so about $7 mil increase.

  10. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Baldwin has played three years in this league. Going back and looking at his draft report means nothing. Absolutely nothing.

    It’s like when I see a horse who’s impeccably breed to run on the turf. Then you look at his PPs and see he’s tried the grass 10 times and hasn’t hit the board once. His breeding means absolutely nothing at this point. He can’t run!

  11. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    My sources tell me that Mangini’s first project as our new TEs coach will be to get Vance McDonald beefed up to 290 lbs. He wants our once 270 lb slot receiver to get stronger so he can hold his downfield blocks longer.

    Donkey punch.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Seems like Niner FO does sense the disgruntled such as yourself and 49er PR dept is flooding the media outlets with Greg Roman to quell the rebellion.

    Here is some more Roman Meal in case your breakfast sandwich wasn’t filling.
    Read the comments (I know it’s SF Insider) but one guy wants
    Mike Shanahan back as the OC. Over 125 comments from various posters. Can you spot Flying V?
    http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2014/02/19/romans-formula-for-beating-seahawks-screams-for-more-speed

  13. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And restructuring Baldwin’s contract just goes to show how desperate the Niners are for any help at WR. Any self-respecting team would have just cut his sorry ass.

    Donkey punch #2.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    John Taylor, Brent Jones and Cris Carter were late bloomers not contributing until after they were 25 and several years of being in the league or in Jones’ case failing and getting cut in training camps and coming back the following year.

    Your comment about Mangini adding weight to McDoanld might work with Baldwin by making him a TE if he adds 20 lbs and is a willing blocker.

    Baldwin might be a lemon and the Niners are trying to make to make lemon meringue pie.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Donkey punch #3
    Did Peyton win another Super Bowl yet?

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I read about a month ago Baldwin’s contract was guaranteed. They were on the hook for some or mall of it anyway. They couldn’t just cut him and not pay. Look at the bright side, now we no longer need a WR in the draft!

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We should do a Mike Ditka and trade the entire draft for the #1 pick so we can take this guy, he’s a sure HOF and the second coming
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kjy3asnfpY

  18. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    First three NFL seasons: receptions/yds/TDs

    Baldwin:44/607/2
    Taylor: 83/1553/12
    Carter: 89/1450/19
    And Jones after being drafting by PIT and herniating his disk getting hit by a drunk driver limited his play his first two yrs. When given the chance we all what Jones did. Comparing Jonathan Baldwin to those three receivers is a terrible analogy.

    Donkey punch #4.

  19. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, keeping Baldwin on the squad just because he’s owed money doesn’t make it right. Baldwin’s an unproductive player taking up a roster spot. Do you think Blackbeard kept a shitty pirate on his ship just because he owed the captain some gold coins? Hell no. He threw that landlubber overboard.

  20. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And, no. Landlubber is not the WOTD. But it sure in the hell should be.

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Baldwin’s crowning achievement was being startled by the football and ducking out of the way of it on a sideline route.

    Lemon out of lemonade? More like a shit sandwich from lawn droppings.

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Baldwin a willing blocker? Adding 20 lb? He’s not a willing pass catcher. If my uncle lost 50 lb and cut off his dick, he’d be my aunt.

    Neither will happen, BTW.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The landlubber did a salchow when he was thrown off the ship!

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC, John Taylor did not play his first year because of an injury. Did Baldwin sit out all year with an injury?

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, I thought it was just last year’s salary that was guaranteed. AJJ had 2 more years, hence the trade off.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Bullit will research and let us know for sure!

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I get news slowly sometimes. I just found out from a Geiko commercial that the ancient pyramids were a mistake. I know it’s true because they had a cameraman there filming it!

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of news, Tank just had a surgical procedure on his knee to remove scar tissue. Harbaugh says he looks better. Apparently he couldn’t straighten his leg.

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m expecting our first selection this May to greet the Commissioner at the podium in a wheelchair. Enough with drafting guys already on the Taxi squad!

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You guys all missed my original point.
    There are late bloomers in the NFL and Baldwin might be one of them. The guys I listed all didn’t do anything significant until past their 25th birthday.
    BS to Denny’s contention he’s taking a roster spot. Who’s spot is he taking? He’ll be one of the 90 players when they start camp. If he’s good enough he’ll make the 53 and then he’ll take up a spot. Coaches will have a chance to really take a good look at him during OTAs and TC. His contract salary from KC was guaranteed. He took a paycut
    with incentive clauses that can equal that guaranteed salary
    if he reaches those incentives.
    Not sure about Taylor’s injury but you are probably right Berger, but Taylor was suspended for 4 games in 1988 for coke and that’s when he shut the door on the media.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Being able to straighten one’s leg might be a prerequisite for playing defensive tackle, eh?

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Baldwin instead of taking the guaranteed money and getting released is willing to bet that he’ll make the team and
    achieve certain goals so the bonus money kicks in.
    Gutsy as he chose the harder road, but he now is playing for his spot and he wants to be a 49er.

  33. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

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  34. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, even AJ Jenkins caught a few passes. He was in uniform at least.

    Baldwin caught on so fast he was inactivated for the last 5 games. Forgive me for not holding my breath.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There was a snide remark made about Mike Wilson who in case you forgot made the Niner roster for 10 straight seasons and has 4 Super Bowl rings most of them under Walsh.
    By no means a star player but he lasted on these championship teams for 10 straight seasons and was a grunt on special teams
    and did the dirty work that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet.
    There are very very few guys that played 10 years in the NFL for the same team that have 4 rings.
    Ignorant to think you don’t need guys like Kasim Osgood, Ventrone or Costanzo.

  36. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you haven’t said a peep about Mangini becoming the new TE coach. How come? As asinine and preposterous a move as it is, I’m sure you fully support it.

    Good afternoon, Mr. Bullit. Your mission, Bullit, should you choose to accept it, is to make just one demeaning and derogatory comment about this organization. I don’t think you can. Getting you to rag on the Niners truly is Mission: Impossible.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    Yes I did 8:50am this morning.
    In fact I addressed the comment directly to you.
    I just hope for the best and we shouldn’t prejudge.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    There will be hell to pay if they christen the field at Levi’s Stadium “BILL WALSH FIELD”.
    49ers better not drop the ball on that.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Should read

    There will be hell to pay if they DON’T christen the field at Levi’s Stadium as “BILL WALSH FIELD”.

    My bad.

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The late bloomer theory doesn’t apply to a QB with 23 reg season starts?

    Ahhh, it’s only shitty WRs that it applies to.? Wow. Baldwin has 33 starts . . .

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke met the press and says Gore does not necessarily have to take a pay cut as speculated
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/baalke-49ers-dont-need-gore-take-pay-cut

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke also said they are not shopping LMJ and AJ Jenkins was a poor choice and that’s on him as GM and nobody else.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A couple of more items from Baalke’s presser
    Baalke said they are not shopping LMJ and AJ Jenkins was a poor choice and that’s on him as GM and nobody else.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The craziest story you’ll see in sometime. Whether true or not is another matter.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/21/sources-browns-nearly-traded-for-jim-harbaugh/

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Talk about out of nowhere. Bergs, we mighta gotten our no-more-Roman wish!

    http://tracking.si.com/2014/02/21/browns-nearly-traded-for-49ers-coach-jim-harbaugh/

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting theat Harbaugh was the one to nix the deal, not the brass. I wonder what they were really offering?

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Or if it’s even real. Or just a negotiating ploy (along with the U of Texas deal) for better deal?

    Weird scenes inside the goldmine that’s for sure.

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If Harbaugh left, maybe Roman would have been promoted to HC.

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Nope. CSN Bay Area reports that Jim Tomsula would have been (re) promoted.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland’s first 2 picks in 2014 plus Josh Gordon would have been the apparent take.

    Yowza. Contract ploy by Harbaugh, or is Baalke getting tired of Jimbo?

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Young Sir Jed is in denial mode re the ‘trade.’

  52. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting. Sounds like somebody at 4949 headquarters isn’t happy with not winning the Super the last three years while the window has been open. We are squandering valuable upside here. Harbaugh has been handed the talent and has not gotten the job done.

  53. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sir young Jed York is channeling his uncle Eddie. I hope he gave him an ultimatum about the offense.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Damn, what could have been. I would trade Harbaugh for 2 top picks and Josh Gordon. I’d trade him for much less. What’s the difference between going 6-10 or losing the Super bowl? Nothing.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The big joke is after the Browns hired their present Coach Pettine they’ve had McDaniels and Quinn reveal that they would’ve considered becoming the Brown HC but Cleveland pulled the trigger on Pettine and didn’t court them hard enough.
    Browns just like to let these rumors fester and sadly they undermine the guy they hired. They should deny the Harbaugh story because it makes Pettine look like their 4th choice.
    But they fired their coach last year giving him less than a year to turn the team around.

  56. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    McDaniels was an abject disaster his last go-round in Denver.

    Yeah, Bergs, I bet Baalke’s mouth was watering over Josh Gordon and Cleve’s first 2 picks. Mainly Josh gordon would be the gamebreaker they need. Plus they’d have 14 picks? What 10 of the 100? Some shit like that.

    Tomsula? Shit, the players love him. Get a legit OC, and bingo, Super Bowl city..

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not 10 but 8? Don’t have my numbers straight. Sorry Bullit.

  58. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, how the F are you spinning this to make the Browns look bad? Are you effing kidding me? I am so goddamn pissed at Harbaugh, the 49ers, and you. For your continual support of this Mickey Mouse organization at a time like this is incomprehensible to me. I am so upset at everything 49ers and every goddamn fan who supports them at this current time that I can’t think straight and translate any of my further thoughts into comments.

    Niners. You people. Make me sick.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    it’s been a while since anything has been comprehensible to you.

    So which D will it be? Denver or Dallas? Tony will make all your dreams come true. Have fun but you’ll get the same result down the street from you with the Raiduhs and you can take BART.

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I loved Dennis’s comment. It makes me feel like a 49er homer again!

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nobody’s spinning anything but the Browns who think it’s a good PR move and makes them look better.
    If you recall that during the week of the NFCCG Harbaugh’s grandfather passed away.
    The funeral was on the Friday before the game and Harbaugh said he wouldn’t attend because he was preparing for the game.

    If I was getting ready to bolt on the Niners I’d have attended the funeral and nobody would’ve been faulted Harbaugh.
    Per Mortensen and Schefter this was wishful thinking on the Browns’ side.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We should trade Dennis to the Browns, so his misery could reach its most epic potential.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Back to the combine an article on Aaron Donald who might be the most interesting non WR/DB pick for the Niners.
    http://mmqb.si.com/2014/02/21/geno-atkins-aaron-donald-nfl-draft/

  64. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I just watched some video of Aaron Donald. He is one slippery dude. His swim move is as good as I’ve ever seen. The comparison to Geno Atkins is accurate. A classic one gapping maven. He plays too high but one gappers can get away with that sometimes.

    If he was taught to play lower it looks like he has the strength to two gap. I only saw one play where he bull rushed the opponent but he bull rushed two of them at the same time, put on a spin move late and sacked the QB, very impressive. One thing he will be is a very good interior pass rusher. I can’t say he can hold the point in 5 technique because I didn’t see it. But he probably can.

    The guy looks like he is all muscle. I’d be happy with him as our pick but he would need to learn to play lower with more leverage if he wants to be a 5 technique DE. Getting to the QB is something he could probably do right now at the pro level.

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Talk about a shitty time to throw a wrench into free agency signings. The players, especially Kaepernick, have to be wondering if their coach is even committed to the team. If Kappy doesn’t think harbaugh’s going to stay, that’s defeiontely affect Colin’s strategy going forward.

    Jed says theres nothing to it. All the reports say Harbaugh nixed it. Sure sounds like a negotiating ploy by Harbaugh.

    The team really has to do something to get in front of this.

  66. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland’s being cagey about it, so Harbaugh, and we know how much he lies to the media, has to say something soon.

  67. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And the news just keeps on coming. The worlds’s most overrated band signs the world’s most overrated QB.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1vefIauuwc#t=44

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Guess he gets props for trying to earn his way back into the league.

  69. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But dollars to donuts he doesn’t sign with the Iowa Barnstormers if offered a deal.

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dave Feldman of CSNBA has received a text from Harbaugh denying he ever talked to the Browns and confirms report is untrue.
    Feldman hosts the weekly Niner show and happens to be Harbaugh’s buddy.
    When somebody cites unnamed sources and won’t name that amounts to absolutely nothing.

    Timing is curious because allegedly this happened almost a month ago.
    Right now just hearsay and gossip.
    Florio has to provide credible evidence or he looks like a fool.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ed Werder of ESPN received these texts

    SF Head coach Jim Harbaugh text to me on reports Niners-Browns discussed trading him: “I echo Jed York’s comment – isn’t true….”

    “RT @Edwerderespn: More from Jim Harbaugh: “…I know nothing about a trade with the Cleveland Browns and us, involving me.”

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, Bullit. Regardless, Harbaugh’s not suddenly going to come clean.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tommorow the Olinemen and TEs do their thing at the combine.
    Sunday interests Niners with QBs, WRs and RBs
    Monday DL and LBs
    Tuesday DBs
    Still 10 weeks out from the draft.

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shafter is npw saying that Cleveland ‘kicked around’ the idea of Harbaugh, but ‘never really pursued it.’

    PFT is looking pretty dumb …

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Schefter. Whatever the hell his name is.

    A little off season diversion…….

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Can we blame Kawakami?

  77. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why not?

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kawakami is a columnist just like Ratto, Lowell Cohn, Glenn Dickey, Killion etc.
    They write sheet disturbing pieces that stir the pot. When reading you have to take that with a grain of salt.
    For all the words he wote about this this is the key

    “ONE GIANT POINT I WANT TO MAKE HERE:

    –Other than the idea of a new start, which I get, why would Harbaugh truly want to jump from a team as loaded as the 49ers–and with a locker room atmosphere he admits was great even before he got here–to go to Cleveland, which has no QB… and which would also presumably be giving up at least a high #1 pick and probably much more… which would make it much tougher to actually get a QB?

    I don’t think he seriously would.”

    ===
    That’s Kawakami’s disclaimer and everything else is conjecture
    and he even labels them as such calling them presumptions.

    So if you believe the story after that I hear they have the
    old eastern span of the Bay Bridge for sale and you can get it for a bargain.

  79. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT thx for the reply earlier !

  80. robNo Gravatar says:

    DENNIS , BERGER and CHUCK thx for the lols 🙂

  81. robNo Gravatar says:

    BERGER when you say what’s the difference between going 6-10 and losing the super bowl … nothing , you answer your own question ! don’t like harbaugh’s three year run ? remember nolan , he coached the same team to 5-11 ! who do you get ???!!! i say keep jimbo and demote roman to “assistant head coach offense” and replace him with somebody else ! shanahan would be awesome even for a year or two if he wants to re establish his reptutation as a superbowl caliber coach ! come on jed offer our boy mike good money for a coordinator and throw in an extra million just for fun to see if he bites ! hey stranger things have happened !

  82. robNo Gravatar says:

    off season wish list CB , C, D-LINE (big guy/NT) and WR (speed guy) ! four players , 3 top draft picks plus one free agent !
    go niners ,go baalke ,go harbaugh come home lombardi trophy !!!

  83. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Rob- Shanahan runs the zone blocking scheme. I’m not sure Harbaugh would welcome that.

  84. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, every unnamed ‘NFL source’ says the Niners were involved in the talks. This is Schefter, Florio, and others. National guys who have more rep at stake than some local hacks.

    Harbaugh lied about the Peyton manning deal, and I’m sure he’s lying about this.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If you’re a dysfunctional, perennial cesspool of misery, like the Cleveland Browns, what else would you do to keep what few fans remain loyal to your cause, then to leak an effort about acquiring a proven HC?
    Maybe Lombardi got the axe just for suggesting it?

    The new owner, Jimmy Haslam, is facing his own Fed investigation, for (allegedly) fleecing the truckers he relies on to stay solvent, through the Pilot Flying J business he owns.

    Somehow I don’t see that report, as anything more than Florio and Co, spinning another in a long line of ‘unnamed sources’ stories, to generate web traffic.

    PFT info is the electronic equivalent to the old Enquirer rag, at your local grocery checkout lanes.

  86. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit and NJ have, and will continue not to believe in anything that even hints of 49er impropriety. Let alone anything that may shed light on falsehoods or judgments used in poor taste.

    Open your eyes as I shed the spotlight on this:
    Jim Harbaugh. Worst. 49er. Coach. In history.

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think I’d reserve that title for Dennis Erickson Del.

  88. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Some people have blackout weekends. Dennis has blackout decades.

  89. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Really Dennis? Surely you remember Fred O’Connell.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It’s hard to judge Erickson when the biggest problem was Donahue. Erickson gets an inconplete for a grade in my book.

    I think Harbaugh is a good coach. Good enough to win a Super Bowl? Not with his offensive philosophy. Right now he is the Steve DeBerg of coaching. Just good enough to lose deep in the play-offs. I’m hoping he sees the light ths year.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Florio’s source has been revealed.
    His name is Sonny Weaver and he looks a lot like Kevin Costner.
    This is what happens when Florio has too much fun at Happy Hour and then has to write his column.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SlVsdUuBY

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Adam Schefter just tweeted
    “Doesn’t sound like Anquan Boldin going anywhere. Two sides closing in on deal to keep Boldin in SF, per sources. Deal expected to get done.”

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jarvis Landry laid an egg in Indy.
    4.77?
    Seriously?
    Was he dragging a piano?
    Geez, what a disappointment.

    Donte Moncrief, Odell Beckham and Jordan Matthews did not do anything to hurt themselves.
    Brandon Cooks and Martavis Bryant also showed well.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting fact from Mike Mayock. In the past 5 years 15 WRs have run sub 4.40 40s at the combine.
    Of those 15 only one has been a 1000 yd receiver (Mike Wallace)
    =====
    Couple of QBs at the combine linked to Ex Niner QBs by Chris Rose and not in a good way. Taj Boyd looks like Troy Smith and Logan Thomas reminds you of another ex-Hokie QB Druckenmiller.

  95. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It is obvious that there is something to the Harbaugh trade rumor. How much? But the owner of the Browns piped in. How s that for a source:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/23/haslam-confirms-that-browns-had-talks-with-49ers-about-jim-harbaugh/

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If I had to make a pick right now on a WR Bullit I’d be inclined to go with Odell Beckham at Pick 30.
    Simply because he’s got the ability to help in the return game.
    He’s fast enough to stretch the Defense and pulled a 38.5″ Vert.
    He and Davante Adams can leap.
    Problem is, Adams turned in an awful 40.

    If I wanted to take a pair of WRs in the top 3 RDs I’d have Moncrief and/or Matthews in the mix too.

    Great group, hard to know how all the slotting will go of course.

  97. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows makes sense of it with his article.
    http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2014/02/source-browns-asked-about-several-49ers-coaches-including-harbaugh.html

    The Brown’s owner thinks he’s already on trial using the vague terms like “there was an opportunity.”

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Haslam has to make some sense of the turmoil in Cleveland.
    What else is he going to say after hiring and firing Chud within 1 year?

    Dysfunction Junction.

    Ties to Lombardi made some sense…Until Lombardi was shown the door.

    Story or not, Harbaugh is either going to get extended in SF or, he isn’t.
    The drama is for the media to speculate on.

  99. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’ve liked Beckham for a while. Big enough, and (hopefully) fast enough. Rice never timed out well until you put him on the field.

  100. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Time for Haslam to shut his f@&$ing mouth. It’s like he’s trying to create turmoil in our camp to forestall our signing Harbaugh so he can in a year or two.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here you go, Berger:

    “Seahawks will dump Red Bryant.”

  102. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Beckham turned in a 4.43 Chuck. Good numbers all around plus, I’ve seen him play.
    He can get it done. At least from the College perspective.
    Never know how it translates at the NFL level of course.

    Moncrief is another guy I like a lot.
    Big sturdy guy with some wheels to boot.

    Gotta get some young, talented WRs from this group.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The kid from Kent State, Dri Archer tore it up too.
    I hope Baalke has him on the radar.

    Sub 4.3 with good hands and, the ability to run inside or out.
    Would love to see him in SF.

    Class A Pocket Rocket.

  104. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Red Bryant was getting 7.9 mil with a cap number of 8.3. He’s a base down run stuffer and not a pass rusher. I’m surprised he was getting as much money as he was and would be more surpeised if somebody else pays that.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One last thing about Mike Florio and Pro Football Talk.
    If you look at Pro Football Talk’s masthead it does say “Latest News and Rumors”. Obviously Florio (who is also an attorney) has blended the two together to get the scoop.

    Something I didn’t know that Fooch at Niner Nation pointed out
    and I found this interview with Florio from a couple of season’s ago but illustrates what a rumor monger Florio is and he doesn’t check sources. Florio was very flippant and an Ahole with his first response.

    “Your website famously killed Terry Bradshaw by running a false story about his alleged death a few years back.

    Florio: One day I’m going to be right.

    That’s true. But is that something that’s on your mind to this day when you’re contemplating whether to go with a story?

    Florio: It’s a different thing when you’re talking about death. Now when there are reports that someone may have died, I’m very careful before I will use it. Because what happened with that was, there were TV stations in Shreveport, Louisiana reporting that Terry Bradshaw had passed away because there had been a car accident on the Terry Bradshaw Passway, and that got all twisted around. So I posted an item that there were rumors (that Bradshaw had died). It was five years ago, but we had the national voice, so people tied false reports about Terry Bradshaw to us, even though we were just repeating what somebody else was reporting. And what I learned was — at the time, I knew people at Fox, and all I had to do was call somebody…I learned a valuable lesson.”

  106. 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: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle: L 13-24
Dec. 3: at Chicago: W 15-14
Dec. 10: at Houston: W 26-16
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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