Baalke’s Big Adventure

Here we are at last. The 2014 NFL Draft will actually, finally, mercifully take place this week, beginning Thursday evening.

The 49ers have the 30th pick in the first round and just about nobody expects them to sit waiting to see what’s left to choose from after the first 29 players are selected. Trent Baalke did that in 2012 and we got the immortal AJ Jenkins as a result.

Baalke has traded up twice before — in 2010 for Anthony Davis and 2013 for Eric Reid. If there’s a player he wants, he’ll have no qualms about trading up to get him.

If Baalke does trade up, WR and CB are the two concensus player types that Baalke would go after, with the majority of opinion heavers leaning toward WR.

If you trade up to the middle of the first round, you should be getting a player who can either start or play significant minutes this season, not down the road. Nobody will be cutting into the playing time of Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, however, so why go for a WR? Especially in a draft that is deep in WRs. The team also has Brandon Lloyd and a young Quinton Patton. On a team that rarely goes three wide, where would a rookie find playing time?

IMO, a starting or slot CB is what the team needs much more mostest. None of our current CBs are world beaters and two of them — Chris Culliver and Eric Wright — have off field or work ethic issues that make their status this coming year more than a little iffy.

That said, a WR with field stretching speed is definitely a missing ingredient on the current team, and has been for many years. Throw in the fact that Crabtree is in the last year of his contract and is no sure thing to get a contract extension, either by our choice or his. Boldin is not getting any younger, either.

The worst thing Baalke could do, for us instant gratification fans, if not for the good of the team, is make us wait nearly three hours on Thursday night, only to hear that he’s traded down out of the first round, no doubt banking a number one next year in the process, and leaving us trundling off to bed with nothing to show for our vigilance.

At any rate, the rumors will be flying the next four days and all across the country dozing football fans will stir back to life. It’s been a long time coming.




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95 comments on “Baalke’s Big Adventure
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Today starts phase 2 where players and coaches can interact on the field.

  2. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well Skeebs, if they are going to run more 3 WR sets (and not use their 270 lb slot WR), then the case could be made for getting a guy like Ol’ Dirty Beckham. However, the reality is they lost 3 starting DBs so the likelihood they go CB is high. Trading up or not.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Noisy crowd today.

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Just waiting for the complaining about when they are holding the draft this year.

  5. robNo Gravatar says:

    The may 8th draft is killig me ! Having a late april (the 28th) birtbday , makes it all tbe harder !

  6. robNo Gravatar says:

    That being said , how about darqueze dennard if we can get up that high and maybe kyle fuller if we cant

  7. robNo Gravatar says:

    Imo we go CB with our first pick and probly grab another DB with one of our picks in rd 2 or 3 !

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    FLAROB! Dennard is a good press cover guy. Something Rogers was not. I’d love to see him jamming Percy on the line and knocking him off his routes. The other guy I dig is Stanley Jean Baptiste. Not great 40 times, but a big strong guy with football speed. He’s a mid 3rd rounder I think. He may creep up the board a little.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you trust your pass rush, you can press cover all across the line. As Seattle does. That’ll put pressure on the safeties, but that’s what they are there for.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I think we have to draft a couple of Dline with our 1st two picks, maybe three. We have to be able to kick our divisions ass and we have been lacking with the pass rush. The Rams will be better this year and that stinkin Wilson is a cagey sucker. i know we need back end help but we can get some guys later on. I don’t think any of our scouts could recognize a decent WR if they saw one.

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m still in favor of going Defense with the 1st RD Pick also Winder.
    Can’t argue with the value board though.

    If our braintrusts feel a WR is the flavor of the day, we’ll just have to hope for the best.

    I’d love to steal a ‘freak’ at any position that warrants the value though.

    I love the kid from Ohio St – OLB Ryan Shazier.
    He’s a bit short for OLB. I’d figure to move him to ILB.
    Good option to have behind Willis and Bowman and, he ran sub 4.4

    Plenty of ways to go, especially with the ammo to move up and, depth to fill with later on down the Board.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think the player we end up drafting in rd 1 is Benjamin. I’m hoping for CB Fuller but he will probably be off the board by the time we pick.

    The reason I think HarBaalke will choose Benjamin is that we love TEs in our formations. Benjamin is a WR that plays big and strong like a TE. He is 6’5″ with long arms and everybody saw him catching the most important throws of the year to win a national championship. I was bummed when we passed n Alshon Jeffery, here is another Alshon. The only reason I’m not thrilled with taking him with our first pick is we have the anti WR OC in Greg Cave Man Roman. Would we even put a rookie WR on the field? Maybe if he was more like a TE, like Benjamin. RoBaugh does find ways to get TEs on the field.

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I copied this from an article on Fox Sports:

    “The Chronicle reported that just in the last two weeks, Montana and a business partner signed into an initial business agreement with Santa Clara for a $400 million development project that includes a hotel, offices and restaurant named after Montana.”

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I hope you are kidding Bergs. Benjamin would be a big mistake.

    Would this development be near the stadium?

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- If we drafted a WR with our 1st pick I would choose to get excited figuring that means we are going to put three WRs on the field at a time. But when the season starts and we are running the same old cave man offense I’ll just point out what a bunch of morons we have in the front office and coaching staffs for wasting a 1st round pick on a position we don’t much use.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Joe’s name came up in a FBI probe but they FOUNF NOTHING.
    One of his business partners is shady which might be one reason this was under scrutiny.
    Again there was nothing to this except the name Joe Montana.
    The story came out yesterday. FYI Eddie is also a partner in the Santa Clara development.
    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/FBI-reportedly-eyed-Joe-Montana-then-dropped-5452708.php

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FOUND I/O FOUNF

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    If they drafted a first round WR it would be as an eventual replacement for either Boldin (who has at most 2-3 years) or Crabtree (if they can’t extend him). The pick would be for future seasons.

    Trading up for a WR has worked as the best draft trade the Niners ever made when they took Rice and one that worked out with mediocre results Stokes.
    Conclusion the draft is a crapshoot. You hope Baalke has some hot dice.

  19. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- If we had an OC that knew how to design a passing game I would want a WR with our first pick. Either get rid of Roman or pick a WR with our first pick. Giving a top WR to Roman is like giving a steak to a vegetarian. It’s useless.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    So we’re back to rants against Roman?
    And you were doing so well.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the vegetarian is starving he’ll eat the steak or he’ll starve and die.
    It’s all about having options.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2zITvSp0Hk

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Warriors just fired Mark Jackson.
    Rumor is they will hire Steve Kerr as their new Head Coach

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Welcome to the outside of the playoffs.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This has dragged on for far too long.
    Kap is caught between a rock and a hard place.
    This could easily end if he could issue a denial that he was never there. That would be the end of the story.
    I think Kap can’t because he was there and took off leaving his buddies to deal with it.
    If that story came out it would not look good for him in a PR sense.

    http://blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/05/06/911-calls-to-miami-police-indicate-naked-woman-refused-to-leave-wanted-to-wait-for-callers-friend/

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I think it has been established without a shadow of a doubt that Kaepernick was there for part of the time. What am I missing? What are you missing? Cam Inman doesn’t get it either. The “caller’s friend” IS Kaepernick. Duh.

    It really doesn’t matter why he left, or even when, but he left. Maybe he was getting more beer. Maybe he was avoiding the situation entirely. Whatever. He was hanging out with a girl he used to date, and she got too drunk. It sounds like she passed out, and he took off. Whether he split because he had other things to do, or he had another date, or whatever, there’s nothing here. All that happened is she got weird and wouldn’t leave. It’s pretty apparent though that he left before she started getting weird otherwise she would have seen him.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Steve Kerr, he of 0 experience as a head coach.

    Yippee. Maybe he’ll be good, but he’s starting from scratch. Lacob could very well look the fool for this move.

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Mark Jackson tried to have too much control and he was living in LA where his church is. He is a decent coach but he wasn’t much of a team player with the front office. It makes sense to me that the owner would want a coach who works with ownership better. Plus Jackson even had issues with his own coaches and had to fire two of them this year. That was odd.

  28. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Berger is spot on.

    There will be no tears in my Belgian ale when the Niners get K-Big at 30. Big, coachable, and loveable. Go ask Kaepernick.

    Or else – the Niners will take Mickey Rooney from TCU if my local Chargers don’t get to him first.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta say I don’t like K-Ben. I’d trade up for a CB. Or wait like you said. Verrett may just be there

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some of the buzz going on suggests that several teams are willing to trade into the top eleven to obtain the WR they are
    targeting. Watkins and Evans will be picked by the seventh pick and both the Jest and the Egos are talking to the Titans about moving to #11 to take Beckham.
    One crazy trade scenario I read was Buffalo trading their first round pick #9, their second round pick this year, their first and third round picks in 2015 and a third round pick in 2016 to move to #1 to take Clowney. That would be a fleecing
    and the quickest way for the Texans to become competitive again. The Bills FO reasoning is their team is about to be sold and they need to make an immediate splash because the expectation is new ownership will bring in their own FO team.

    Expect to read some more wild rumors with about 30 hours to the draft. Most will be smoke signals that are just smokescreen.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags have a 12 page brochure on why undrafted Free Agents should sign with them.

    From their brochure
    The Seahawks consistently field one of the
    NFL’s youngest rosters.
    History has show that the Seahawks keep and develop the Undrafted Free Agents they sign, even at the expense of draft choices.
    The Seahawks are more likely than most teams to give your Undrafted Free Agent play time in the pre-season,
    giving your client the best opportunity to make the
    Seahawks or other team’s roster.

    http://static.nfl.com/static/content/photo/2014/05/06/0ap2000000347146.pdf

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dick Sherman agreed to a 4 year extension 4 years $57 mil
    ($14.2 a year) with $40 mil guaranteed.
    Dick made the announcement, not the Seahags
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/05/07/richard-sherman-announces-deal-says-hes-getting-40-million-guaranteed/

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags are just handing out money and they haven’t gotten to Russell Wilson yet.
    Maybe that’s why they are looking for minimum wage free agents to balance the roster.
    Significant number is the $40 mil guaranteed to Dick.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    SI Audibles

    • One NFL executive tells NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that things are “eerily quiet” on the eve of the NFL draft.
    • For the first time ever, NFL draftees will get to choose the music that plays as they walk to the stage at Radio City Music Hall, reports NFL Network’s Rich Eisen.

  35. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Disappointed in the film of Johnny Football’s drills during NFL Play 60 yesterday.

    Ball didn’t come out quick and continually went to his primary toddler receiver.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    75% of what you read says the Niners are trading up.
    Possible trade up spots #11 Titans, #15 Steelers, #17 Ravens or #19 Dolphins.
    The trade up would be a chess move to get in front of a team you think will take the guy you want.
    Beckham is getting a lot of ink primarily because the Egos and Jest are talking about him. Trading up to #19 would be to get in front of the Chefs.
    Beckham would likely be the splash pick if the Niners move up.

  37. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Draft Day. I thought this day would never arrive. I feel like an 8-year-old overcome by anxiety because Santa decided to push back Christmas to January 8. I should have been playing with my new toys for two weeks already.

    And if we draft a WR in the first round it’ll feel like getting a pair of socks from your grandmother. Throw that shit back in her face.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner Draft history with CBs and WRs picked in first round is not good.
    Best CB pick was Ronnie Lott (2nd best draft pick in Niner history)
    Serviceable CB pick (he at least started): Ahmad Plummer
    Horrible CB picks: Mike Rumph and RW McQuarters
    Best WR pick also best 1st rd draft pick in Niner history: JR
    Decent WR picks: Gene Washington, Dave Parks, Michael Crabtree
    Serviceable WR pick: JJ Stokes (felt like downgrading because they traded up to get him)
    Sucky WR picks: AJ Jenkins, Rashuan Woods, Terry Beasley (hurt and never got going)

  39. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    None of that matters, Bullit. I don’t think the brain trust is thinking, gee, JJ Stokes was a bust back in 85 (or whenever), we’d better not go with ODB.

    Walterfootball has us trading up with the Tits for ODB. I like the idea of trading up, but I wouldn’t go WR. I’d go with Fuller or Gilbert. Thing is, one of those 2 will be there at 14 or 15, so trade there for less of a pricetag. 17 may be too long to wait for those 2, but Dennard should be there.

    Any WR we draft has a bit of a challenge even getting on the field. Crabs and Boldin are the starters. Although I don’t think it would be that hard for ODB to pass Patton on the depth chart, there’s the fact we don’t use 3 WRs enough. So, why bother throwing the sink at a guy who only comes in on 3rd down?

  40. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    McQuarters wasn’t bad. He played 11 years in the league. Took a bullit in the back and drove himself to the hospital. Tough dude.

    Niners gave up on him too quick. He had a solid career for the Bears. Stokes would never measure up to him predecessors. He did OK. Look at his 3rd string WR numbers, and I’d kill for those now.

    If you think Dave Parks and Gene Washington were ‘decent’ you know nothing of the 49ers of the 60s.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck learn to read please.
    Are you saying that Parks and Washington are on Jerry Rice’s level? I put them a step below.
    I didn’t say Stokes was a bust (learn to read)
    My problem with Stokes is they traded up for him.
    Are you doing your usual trolling for an argument?

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mcquarters did absolutely nothing for the Niners.
    If you can’t contribute as a #1 pick you’re a bust.

  43. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s an excellent article explaining and detailing the foibles of drafting WRs early and often. http://tinyurl.com/n7eb7qa

    Just a few highlights:
    — No team selected more WRs than the Rams since 2007, and no team has more losses.
    — The six teams with the most wins since 2007 drafted two first-round WRs *combined* over the last seven years.
    — Teams that overvalued WRs avg. a 6-10 record the last 7 yrs. Teams that did not, had an 9-7 avg. record in those same 7 yrs.

    That’s one significant disparity.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hope the ratings for tonight’s draft suck.

  45. robNo Gravatar says:

    0 chance of that skeebs

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Barrows said Cody Latimer dropped only one pass last season.
    Caught 72 passes and 9 TDs.
    Has good hands.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Comcast Houston has a report that the Pats are trading Ryan Mallet to Houston for a later round pick (not the #1).
    Makes sense since their new HC was the OC for the Pats.

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I know, Rob. And if it does well, they’ll push it back to late May next year.

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why is that, Skeebs?

  50. robNo Gravatar says:

    Aw man

  51. robNo Gravatar says:

    Anyway here ‘s the deal. We lost carlos rogers and t. Brown from a secondary that was our weakest link on defense last year ! What greater need could we possibly have !!)? I say we trade up for a CB this time !

  52. robNo Gravatar says:

    Imo its denmard if we can get into the teens or fuller later on !

  53. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the league scuttlebutt, Chuck. Two weeks further back into May, even though NO ONE likes it being moved from April in the first place.

  54. robNo Gravatar says:

    This reminds me of last year when we lost goldson. You know the rest

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tom Tolbert has an interesting take on KNBR.
    49ers should target players that will help them beat the Seahags,
    it’s that simple because they are the biggest roadblock to the Super Bowl.

  56. winderNo Gravatar says:

    tru dat, and that means Dline of all varieties.

  57. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    That is an interesting take, but not the correct one. If we want to break through the biggest roadblock to the Super Bowl, the 49ers shouldn’t target players that will help them beat Seattle, they should target coaches.

    Did we fire Jim Harbaugh yet?

  58. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Also, I think we should use out big TE/WR in more patterns that will help our WR’s, such as a rout that will bring Sherman into a blocking situation with said TE. I mean if the kid can’t catch he should be able to block.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Damn either Melissa Stark is over 6 ft tall in heels or Johnny Football is a midget. She was towering over him in a red carpet pre draft interview.

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Am I the only Johnny Football fan here? Man. You guys must be from a parallel universe and watched different A&M games then I did. The kid is magic. Maybe it was all an illusion, but I think the trick will be on you when it’s all said and done.

    It’s 5:00 Hey, Rob! The Draft starts now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And once again we have to “thank” the Redskins and RG Knee for giving the Rams a LT to anchor their line for the next decade.

    The Jags just took Blake Bortels 3rd overall. Well, at least it wasn’t a WR. 😀

  62. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I dunno. As it stands now (NYJ 18), I don’t envision the Niners trading up for anyone. All the potential “targets,” are off the board.

    If we stand pat at 30, I’ll stick with my original pk of Tuitt from ND.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They might still move up for Dennard or Ha Ha.
    Outside chance Marqise Lee or Cooks but not likely.
    You have to ask me why I don’t like Johnny Freefall?

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dolfins pick another incognito player, Juwan James OT Tenn.
    A James Carpenter type pick.

  65. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Best pk of the draft thus far? Just occurred. Saints getting B. Cooks from OSU. Saw a lot of Beaver…games that is, watching my PAC-12. He’s a perfect fit for the Saints.

    He’ll be another guy our shitty secondary won’t be able to cover when we lose to NO this November.

  66. robNo Gravatar says:

    Omg darqueze is still on the board

  67. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There goes your boy, Dennis, off to the Factory of Sadness.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Browns have chosen 3 QBS with the 22nd pick Quinn, Weeden and now Johnny Freefall.
    Sorry but when he does that money thing he’s a prick.

  69. robNo Gravatar says:

    Hmm the chefs just got a good one aw man darqueze is probly gone now

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nix and Tuitt are still on the board and the Niners are 4 picks away.

  71. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, IDK shit about the Browns new HC, Pettine. He’s a defensive guy from Buffalo. But I do know a little about their OC, Kyle Shanahan. Just like his father, he knows QBs and how to run an offense. Johnny Football is in good hands with Shanahan.

    Expect the “Dog Pound” to be woofing this year.

  72. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I love how Kyle said without saying, that Cousins is better than RG Knee. Speaking the damn truth.

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This pick will certainly improve Baalke’s popularity.

  74. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t say this pick excites me but I am happy we took a DB.

  75. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Dumb dumb dumb dummy dummy dumb dumb dumb.

    Ward over Kelvin. Really?

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m OK with the pick of Ward.
    He looks impressive enough against Fla St
    Maybe they trade up in the second round now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8toLecbxgs

  77. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Jordan Mathews makes most sense for trade up. Then my blood pressure will be lowered.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ward ran a 4.47 and can play the slot corner also.

  79. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He’s a safety.

  80. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Franchise, Kelvin went at 28 to Carolina. Why does this seem like another envelope pick?

    How long will these guys cream all over Johnny footfault?

  81. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    I think Baalke gambled guessing the Panthers would go corner or tackle, and they went Kelvin as simple payback for embarrassing them in the playoffs. The conspiracy theorist in me says so.

  82. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners historically do not take projects in the 1st round. They took a guy with 3rd round value who will be a terrific special teamer and hold a clipboard and gatorade cup for Bethea in his rookie year. All I can rate this pick is ‘questionable’.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I liked Lee over Banjamin anyway. Don’t really get the Ward pick at all.

  84. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    That I find fascinating Chuck. The one scout in the warroom pounding the table for Ward over Marquise. Envelope-gate once again.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you would have been happy with *any* 49er pick. But that’s just you, the “Company Man.” And that’s OK, you wear that moniker well.

    But this pick on the surface, whether Jimmie Ward pans out or not, *deserves* to be lambasted. And if Jimmie Ward gives up three TDs to Peyton Manning when we play the Broncos, well, you guess it. We deserve it.

    We have that shit coming.

  86. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This just in: I hate Jim Harbaugh.
    Other news at 11: the sun is hot and water is wet.

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny
    The sun is hot and water is wet and your draft analysis needs some thought and knowledge.

    Keep the predictions coming because you were ever so wrong last year when you said and it bodes well for the Niners
    You said
    “Bullit, “Reid is a decent pick and giving up a third to move up 13 spots was surprisingly cost effective.”

    Sorry. Even a “Company Man” such as yourself can’t espouse that kind of horseshit and not expect to get ridiculed in return. I’m going to swear like a sailor who’s been out to sea for two years who’s come home into port only to have the powers that be have a strangle-hold on prostitution that Craig Dahl is the Mastermind.

    Repeat after me: Trent Baalke compounded the A.J. Jenkins mistake last year by moving up to select Reid this year.
    Our defense, especially Week 1 is going to suck like there’s no tomorrow.”

  88. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “I’m going to swear like a sailor who’s been out to sea for two years who’s come home into port only to have the powers that be have a strangle-hold on prostitution that Craig Dahl is the Mastermind.”

    That’s not a bad quote from yours truly if I do say so for myself. Not my best,and certainly not Chaucer worthy. Speaking of Geoffrey, and I’m not talking about that little bastard from the Game of Thrones. I’m talking Geoffrey Chaucer. My favorite author of all time. Pretty sure I’ve made that known here before. Any-who, I was introduced to Chaucer in the 6th Grade at St. Jerome’s. Like most pre-teens I thought reading Geoffrey Chaucer would be a complete bore at first.

    I was wrong. Just like some of my draft prognostications, I miss-read things. And I may be wrong when further results that come to pass. But not with Chaucer.

    If you haven’t already read Chaucer, please do.
    You’ll thank Del later.

  89. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    OK, if you’re really like me. I send you my condolences. However, you’ll really love me if you’ve haven’t seen the movie, “A Knight’s Tale (2001),” please do. The late Heath Ledger is star of the show, but Paul Bettany as Chaucer steals every scene.

    Trust me. I know my movies, and I know my Chaucer.

  90. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  91. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Skeebs. What book and/or author had an influence on your blog and writing style, if any?

    I don’t think, and naming the classics like I do should be a detriment. But the Big Screen Movies today? I love literature. I love theatrical plays. The current third-rate crap being shown at a theater near you needs to be stopped. Post-Haste.

  92. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    J. D. Salinger, Dennis. He showed me that serious writing could be fun, irreverent, and down-to-earth.

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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
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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.
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1. ILB Reuben Foster
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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
 
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Chuck: 9-7
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Mr Fletch: 5-11
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Rob: 9-7
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