Visiting the Uglies

Sunday marked the end of life without football. R.I.P. hunk of shit dead air time.

The 49ers tee it up Thursday night against the Ravens. Can’t wait to see Jewel Hampton blowing through holes opened up by Al Netter and Carter Bykowski. At the rate our boys are getting injured in Training Camp, Al and Carter could be O-line starters by game time.

This will be the first meeting between the Harbaugh Bros. since Harbaugh the Younger’s squad stalled out at the five yard line in the 2012 Super Bowl. In fact, Junior has never beaten Senior in the NFL, losing twice.

Most people consider John Harbaugh the nicer fellow compared to his wild hair brother Jim Harbaugh. Perhaps that’s so, to the untrained eye. But consider which team each coaches. Jim coaches the illustrious, superlative San Francisco 49ers and John coaches the repulsive, backstabbing Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens’ uniforms are among the ugliest in the NFL. The black tights are obscene. Their dead owner recently had his grave peed on by a Browns fan, and rightly so. All Browns fans should be afforded the opportunity to Take a Leak on Art.

For thirteen years, the idiot Baltimore fans made a hero out of one of the biggest jackasses ever to play in the league — Ray Lewis, and just last week gave a standing ovation to Ray Rice when he showed up for camp after beating his wife senseless in an elevator and getting a mere wrist slapping by commissioner Roger Goodell. And Ray was promptly praised by John the Good for the heroic manner in which his RB thug was dealing with adversity. A truly putrid franchise. At least Jim the Bad would have snarled that Ray was working through something.

Here’s hoping the team doesn’t get any cooties from practicing with these jerks.

First round pick Jimmie Ward is getting great reviews in camp so far, as is second rounder Carlos Hyde. Last year’s second rounder, Tank Carradine, has gotten good marks for his ability, but bad marks for his brain. D-line is probably the least rocket science oriented of the various team groupings, so we trust the Tankster will get this cranial issue sorted out adequately in time for the regular season.

Despite the probable season ending biceps tear suffered by NT Glen Dorsey, the D-line currently looks like the 49ers’ deepest and most talented crew of this century. This should help offset the loss of ILB extraordinaire Navorro Bowman during the early part of the season. His replacement has not yet been decided among Michael Wilhoite, Nick Moody, and the rookie Chris Borland. This position battle will be one of the highlights of the preseason games.




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100 comments on “Visiting the Uglies
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    When Willis got hurt last year I saw enough of Wilhoite to think that between he and the other two we will be OK at ILB.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Since many are so young it is hard to say how good our group of D-linemen will be but there are signs pointing to this being a deep group with good talent.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahag DL Jesse Willaims from Bama was placed on IR last week for the second time in 2 years due to lingering knee problems.
    He has yet to take the field and will still be a rookie in 2015.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Williams was the guy I kept tuning in to see when I instead discovered Dial. Williams is a pure two gap NT. Does not get penetration but does not get pushed back either. He is almost immovable. I was OK with drafting him for us after he fell to the middle rounds but I think we did better in getting Dial at about the same area of the draft.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Martin and the 270lb slot receiver are not having a good camp. This came from Barrows:

    Jonathan Martin didn’t have a particularly good practice. It’s certainly possible he is not yet at full strength after dealing with mononucleosis in the spring. Vance McDonald also continues to have trouble with drops. He couldn’t hang onto a catchable pass early in practice, then couldn’t come down with two seam-route throws in the end zone.

    Granted, both were tough catches that were contested. But drops have been a theme of his training camp so far, and he didn’t allay those concerns on Sunday. Campbell had a strong practice at safety and may have gotten a hand on the second end-zone pass to McDonald.

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/03/6602158/training-camp-day-9-defense-serves.html#storylink=cpy

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What I like about the 270LB slot receiver is he is consistent. He drops balls but he makes up for it by being slow. He is also said not to be a good in line blocker but then he goes out and shows everybody he is an exceptionally good downfield blocker. He had to screw up his consistency in one area. I guess the strategy is to line him up in the slot and have him block the free safety if he can catch him?

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Tony Romo just got a severe blow to his passing game. We just claimed one of his WRs off od waivers. His name is Washington. There is no truth to the rumor he came in a package deal with Vinny, Horseshack and Kotter.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last Thurs Maiocco said McDonald was having a strong camp in his article.
    Maybe he just had a bad day yesterday.
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/practice-7-mcdonald-catches-blur-kaepernick

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Things change . . .

    “McDonald, who caught just eight passes for 119 yards as a rookie, has put together a solid training camp. He had a couple of drops on Thursday, but Roman said he has noticed good progress from a year ago.”

    “But drops have been a theme of his (VMcD) training camp so far, and he didn’t allay those concerns on Sunday.”

    Even the great play McD made the other day was made tougher by the fact that he didn’t look for the ball in time. This is a problem I see across the board with our receivers.

    Morton’s got to get on these guys to be aware of the ball, even if they are not the primary read.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody likes Baldwin. The Lions just claimed him off waivers.

  11. robNo Gravatar says:

    Uh oh we had to expose kendall hunter to waivers! I hope nobody picks him up

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He’s out for the year, so I doubt it.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Y’all catch the 32 yard extra points? In the interests of scoring, they’ll adopt that.

    Book it.

  14. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    But….. if you’re going for 2 pts, the LOS is the usual. Bring back the drop kick!
    After watching last night, I can’t WAIT for Thursday’s scrimmage. I know I have a lawn to mow somewhere.

  15. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! A Double Wagyu Frankfurter with Pork Chicharonnes! Looks like Blue Jeans Field will be the place to go for NFL gourmet!
    “I’ll have Two Double Wagyu Frankfurters, please. Heavy on the Chicharonnes!”

  16. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, 2 pt conversions are from the 2.5

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Info from ESPN on Monday’s 2.5 hour Open Practice
    •Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a nice day. Kaepernick spent an hour working by himself on the practice field after practice. Harbaugh said Kaepernick will play a drive or two at Baltimore. That is the usual plan for the first preseason game.
    •Two of the standouts where cornerback Chris Cook and receiver Quinton Patton. Cook, a free-agent pickup from the Minnesota Vikings, had two interceptions — one a spectacular diving grab in the end zone. Cook didn’t have an interception in four seasons with Minnesota. Patton, a second-year receiver who showed promise last year, made several big plays Monday.
    •The 49ers have a short practice Tuesday that is set to start at 9am PT. They will then fly to Baltimore to play the Ravens and then work out with them for a few days.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A message from Petey

    Hey Football Fans,

    Football season is quickly approaching and, like you, we couldn’t be more excited. There truly is nothing like this time of year!

    It has been a full offseason for us, and within the last month, we were very pleased to release a 20-minute film teaching our unique tackling system, one that emphasizes “taking the head out of the play.”

    Our defense has become known for toughness and physicality, and we’re proud to share the ways we’ve done it in a safe manner.

    We are passionate about maintaining the physical part of football while emphasizing safer techniques that feature shoulder tackling. We want to play the game as tough as it is meant to be played, while also making it safer through a renewed emphasis on taking the head out of play.

    Our players have totally owned this thought. They understand the game can be played at a championship level without using the head. We are seeing this change throughout football at all levels, advanced in part by USA Football and its Heads Up Football program, which the Seahawks and the NFL proudly endorse.

    Our coaching staff put together a film to show our tackling system. Inspired in part by rugby techniques, we’ve taught this system for the last four years with the Seahawks and since our days at USC. We found our “shoulder-tackling” style to be successful in the NFL and college and wanted to share it with you.

    If you are a parent, we encourage you to make sure your child’s coaches are teaching the proper fundamentals and are certified by USA Football. Check out usafootball.com/headsup to learn more.

    http://tinyurl.com/k3lov25

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Maiocco 49ers Museum looking good.
    Grand opening is this Friday.

    http://instagram.com/p/rU15PDPtPM/
    http://instagram.com/p/rUzVO6vtK9/

  20. robNo Gravatar says:

    Preseason is here ! Football is back! I know where i’ll be thursday at 7 !

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Kendall Hunter cleared waivers and reverts back to Niners.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I remember seeing the Lombardi Trophy from afar in the first Super Bowl Victory Parade.
    In the new Niner Museum you will be able to see the 5 trophies
    up close.
    How many here have come withing 3 feet of seeing one of the 5 Lomabardi Trophys?
    The SF Giants allowed their fans to view and take pictures with the World Series trophy. The Stanley Cup goes on tour and fans can touch it.
    I am looking forward to seeing the trophys at the Museum
    as well as Bill Walsh’s replica office. They also have Mike Nolan’s suit and Harbaugh’s khakis on display.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2rRrUVdWgk

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You could get within about a foot of the trophies at the front office lobby. They were on display in a glass case for everybody to see. From what I’m reading here it sounds like one has to pay to see them now.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How much are those beers? $14.00 per?

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    I have not tried to get into the 49er offices to apply for the OC job like you have so I have not seen the display.

    I was always under the assumption that you couldn’t get past security just to look at the trophies.

    Think it’s 25 bucks for the stadium/museum tour.
    Candlestick was charging $12 for a stadium tour so this is nothing new. No freebies anymore.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- I’ve been there twice. Once in the 90s and once about 6 years ago. Each time all I had to do was park my car in front, walk in the front door and the trophies were right in front of me in a glass case in the front lobby/reception area. I talked to the receptionist and a coach who was walking through. I couldn’t get to any other section of the training facility but the front reception area was open to everybody with no security that I remember seeing.

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    From the bits and pieces I’ve been hearing and reading it sounds like we will run an offense this year using the playmakers abilities as a feature more than the Sardine Can Offense ground and pound, third and long philosophy. I’ll believe it when I se it.

    One thing that I read yesterday is since they are simplifying the offense the plays should get in quicker. Let us hope!

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    You didn’t choose Johnny Football for your Needle team.
    You don’t believe???
    By the way, good job incorporating prick into your team name.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A lot of times when Kap will yell kill, kill the defense would shift again and whatever Kap read initially wasn’t the defensive alignment he ended going up against.
    If I were the OC I would just yell kill, kill to see the defense shift into an alignment where the play would work.
    Stay out of set patterns and tendencies and be unpredictable, that’s how you put defenses back on their heels.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That’s one way to try to get a defense on their heels. It’s a clumsy way but it is a way.

  31. robNo Gravatar says:

    the good news … glen Dorsey’s tear was “clean” so it makes the recovery time shorter !

    the bad news … vance McDonald has looked way too much like Ronald so far in camp !

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, getting the plays in and the formations they use are the 2 biggest problems I have with these guys.

    Red zone O being the 3rd.

    Progress, I suppose. Yeah, Rob, VMcD’s having a camp to forget. All those picks, and they didn’t draft a TE. They may make a move at cut-down time. Maybe Bear Pascoe will be available.

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The Lions waived Jon Baldwin with a “failed physical” designation.”

  34. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. What a tool. The dude has size, speed, and is decent enough. Way to play yourself out of the game, skippy.

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    At least AJ is trying . . .

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It’s here today! A 49ers game! Yes!

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll be anxious to see the formations we use on offense and how the young defensive line looks.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Don’t get your hopes up in the preseason.
    If the offense has evolved they will show very little until the first real game in Sept.

    I still remember Harbaugh’s first preseason game as coach of the Niners. The Aints and Greg Williams kept blitzing which broke whatever unwritten rule for first preseason games.
    Harbaugh and the Niners looked worse than the team under Singletary. The rest of the preseason they didn’t show anything to give make the fans optimistic.

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011081254/2011/PRE1/49ers@saints#tab=analyze&menu=gameinfo%7CcontentId%3A09000d5d8216df66

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I post stuff I come across on the internet.
    I found a gem today and would like to share this tribute to Paul
    Hofer one of my favorite Niners of all time. What I didn’t know was Hofer sued the Niner physician for misdiagnosing his knee injury and this was settled out of court in 2006.
    http://blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/2013/11/07/a-tribute-to-paul-hofer-candlestick-parks-working-class-hero/#17688101=0

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody see this cover from the New York Post apparently depicting Jerry Jones getting a blow job?

    http://nypost.com/cover/

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jones had another taken at the same time where he was standing behind her, or maybe somebody else, with his hands coddling her breasts. I was wondering when these pictures were going to hit the internet.

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers won’t be showing much of the offense but I would think they would need show the multi WR sets for no other reasons than how do you practice the new toy if you don’t use it. If we wait until the regular season to unveil it we won’t be able to run it correctly for weeks. IMO it would be a terrible decision to not unveil many aspects of it today, if indeed that is what we are dong. I see one reporter calling it the new ‘flankered offense’ on twitter.

  43. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- That first pre-season game for Harbaugh was after a strike/lockout. The 49ers had a new coach, a new system and hardly any OTAs to install anything. It was so basic and bland out of necessity, Alex Smith was the only player who knew the playbook. And he had hardly practiced it. I think NO did us a favor by blitzing like they did. We got some stuff on video that otherwise wouldn’t have been seen until the regular season started up.

  44. robNo Gravatar says:

    Yup that and bad calls are the only way media darlings peyton and brees can beat us

  45. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps Jimbo would be best served to get a blow job himself à la Jerry Jones. Preferably right before our next NFCCG and/or Super Bowl. Maybe that would relax Jimbo so in turn his players would follow suit. We’ve played way too tight in big games.

    Up to now Harbaugh and his Niners have been on the other end of that BJ and have swallowed the Big One.

  46. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I can watch the Chargers game mebbe. Silly me, I hadn’t counted on NFL greed. NFL network for practice games? Ha! I say to you Roger!
    The one thing I want to see (well, read about) while Kappy’s in is airing a couple out, one to Stevie deep or intermediate in particular. Probably won’t happen because of injury risk, but I can hope.
    We’ll definitely see (well, read about) Frank and Hyde between the tackles. This IS Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh, after all.

  47. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Can’t wait to see Jewel Hampton blowing through holes opened up by Al Netter and Carter Bykowski.”

    God forbid we have to endure that during the regular season. We’ll all end up drinking like Charles Bukowski. Well, the rest of you will have caught up.

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Bergs. I seriously doubt we’ll be running last year’s offense to start this preseason.

    Misdirected animosity again, Denny?

  49. robNo Gravatar says:

    Rtfirefly i think our game will be featured on nfln!

  50. robNo Gravatar says:

    RUFUSTFIREFLY from wahti’m hearing our first two games will air live on nfl network! Our all important 3rd preseason game is going to be the game of the week on fox!

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis if you haven’t seen it, Barfly is most excellent. Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway are both spectacular in it.

  52. robNo Gravatar says:

    Lol as funny as seeing jewell hampton
    blowing through holes opened by al netter is. There are a lot of reasons to watch tonight. I’ll have my eye on jimmie ward, dial, tank carradine and ellington to name a few

  53. robNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention our O-line,including kilgore and marcus martin. The big one for me might just be blaine gabbert!

  54. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Uh, I got that, Rob. That’s why I specifically mentioned NFL network in my post?!
    You buying it for me?

  55. robNo Gravatar says:

    RT no lol i wont even buy it for me ,that’s why im going out to my local pub to watch it! If you dont have a sports bar near you try Vipboxtv on your computer

  56. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    There are no stoplights, no movie theaters and two bars in this town. The bars are hardly big enough to swing an old drunk’s cat.
    Out of desperation I may try vipboxtv, though the last couple times I tried pirated refeeds my computer got infected with malware out the bejeebus.
    The next town is 100 miles.

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Malwarebytes is a great free malware killer, RTF.

  58. robNo Gravatar says:

    Holy crap Rt i guess you might just have to settle for swinging our pal dennis’ fank the cat and going online to see what happened. Espn has reviews and even a printable play by play recap. It’s a handy tool and well worth checking out

  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Vipre seems to do the job, but these hackers are pretty durned sneaky (writing as a retired programmer). Malwarebytes installed as a preventative or as a repair, Chuck? I don’t think I can add another anti-malware package.

  60. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Rob, I can follow the play-by-play on yahoo sports. It’s what I usually do during the season anyway. The networks seem to think this is Bronco and even moreso Cowpuke country.
    Funny, since the few football related coats and such lean heavily towards Undead Al’s team.
    Ah, New Mexico, the Mexican gang capital of the country.

  61. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob! Tomorrow night only at Thunder Valley Casino Resort — Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult. Someone must have turned back the clock to 1976. It’s the Old Farts Bicentennial.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tonight I want to see how Okoye DL, McCray S. Wiley PR/WR, Borland ILB, Gabbert QB and Carradine DL look.
    Most important might be for the roster to come out without any injuries.

  63. robNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis lol i think i just had a conversation with your answering machine! Are you ready for some football

  64. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    .mid season form on that 3rd and 1 call.

  65. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We were moving the ball well on the first drived until on 3rd and short we reverted to the Sardine Can Offense and got stuffed for negative yardage. What looked like a possible TD turned into a short FG. Typical. Boot the SCO.

  66. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, thanks! vipbox is working well so far!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1st drive, red zone stall (Martin’s complete whiff on the block leading the Jewell sweep was a classic!), FG. LOL. Yup, Niner football is back!
    Hyde looks great! I called it. Frank’s days are numbered.

  67. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Actually on 2nd and short we were in 3 wide until we motioned into the SCO and got stuffed. Roman needs to somehow beat his addiction to the SCO.

  68. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Craig Dahl called for holding on that nice KO return from Ellington.
    I think he did that just for me.

  69. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If this is any harbinger of things to come, the Seacrows are toast. What’s that, 3 PIs called already?

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert looks like crap.

  71. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    At least Gabbert wears the appropriate jersey number — he’s No. 2

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    With 4:26 to go in the half, IMO Hyde and Dial are the best 49er players on the field with Tank right behind.

  73. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Our pass plays are still designing 50/50 balls and Gabbert is looking like our 3rd string QB. I can’t imaginer Josh Johnson looking worse.

  74. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Man, Kappy better stay healthy this year.

  75. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Love the run on every 1st down.

  76. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, these guys are getting run over. They are gassed.

  77. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The way Okoye took off and fell to the ground I hope he didn’t blow an Achilles tendon.

  78. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Looked like a knee and I think it happened on the play before – he just did not realize how bad it was and tried to stay in.

    I’m guessing either way Okoye just got himself another redshirt year.

    D-line depth looks good with Dial and Carradine.

    RB depth is solid with Hyde – he is a beast.

    QB depth looks horrific…

    We’ve got some work to do.

  79. robNo Gravatar says:

    I’m actually pretty happy with what i saw tonight! I was pulling for tank, dial, ellington, hyde and ward more than anything! Imo they all played pretty darn good vs. Balt !!!

  80. robNo Gravatar says:

    The bad news for me is i agree with grumpy! Gabbert was horrible!

  81. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Ward had a pick because of great coverage. Ellington looked real good.

  82. robNo Gravatar says:

    Oh , the other player of interest imo was chris cook! He got himself a pick tonight too and looks to be our 4th cb behind brock, gulliver and ward.

  83. robNo Gravatar says:

    RT i don’t remember ward getting a pick , i just remember one play where he was in the guys back pocket and the pass went incomplete

  84. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, MM reporting it was Okoye’s left ankle, probably hurt when he got bowled over on a cut block the previous play.

  85. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- That is probably much better news than an Achilles.

  86. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think Gabbert and Roman are made for each other. Watching those two tonight looked like ineptitude coaching ineptitude playing at QB.

    I thought Josh Johnson looked decent. He underthrew a possible TD pass and had a pick but over all he looked like he had a clue running things.

  87. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m surprised we did not have more injuries on defense with the way offense could not get first downs.

  88. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Righto, Rob. Ward’s name stuck in my brain from the play he came up and nailed the RB in the backfield. Least, I hope it was him; I’d hate to remember that wrong, too!

  89. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Overall I was pleased with the D-line. They opened up looking bad vs the first team but settled down after that. The fact that Dial looks like a starter and Tank looks like a big time contributor was a reason to smile. We might need to start Dial at NT out of necessity. He looks like he would be decent there but that would be unfortunate because at DE he looks like he would be a force. Let’s hope Ian gets well quickly.

  90. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- The RB was going forward and had to turn right or run into Dial. Ward was right there and made a nice play.

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    JJ looked way better, more accurate than The Statue (my nickname for Gabbert since I campaigned for the Niners to not draft him).
    I know JJ is Harbaugh’s training camp fodder every year, but a couple more scrimmages like this and Jimbo might want to rethink that.

  92. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IMO, the LBs did not look good at all. Whilhoite was OK, but I don’t remember anybody else looking good. The good news is this was good experience for the young front 7, it just didn’t look so good today. I think the experience they got will go along way for our depth this year.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ted Robinson revealed on tonight’s broadcast that Aldon met with Goodell today in NY for his discipline hearing.
    Maiocco tweeted the following:
    “Source: 49ers do not know verdict of potential NFL discipline for Aldon Smith, but they’re bracing for 6 to 8 games.”
    ==
    Ted Robinson said the same on the broadcast citing Aldon as a repeat offender.

  94. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- I’m not going to throw Gabbert under the bus yet but this was an ugly showing. I predicted Gabbert would be a first round pick but I didn’t want him either. In all fairness, Roman ran the SCO when he was in there and I think that offense is a failure with any QB. Josh Johnson got to run an offense with a little room to operate. Having said that, Gabbert looked worse than Roman’s pay calling.

  95. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Calling Tim Tebow! Ah, he’d never leave that brand new Jax mansion and his cush job doing SEC games. Too bad, too, it would drive Chuckster to join Dennis on that ledge…

  96. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- I like Josh Johnson as a back up. Problem is Gabbert is guaranteed 2 million this year. That has a tendency to skew the depth chart. In the end, I hope it doesn’t.

  97. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If Kappy gets ****, I would kiss off the season with Gabbert. Is there room on that ledge? With JJ, I’d wait and see.

  98. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Barrows reports Okoye’s xrays were negative.
    However if he’s out for more than 2 weeks the FO will stash him on IR again to keep adapting.
    If so 2015 will be make it or break it time. If he can’t stay healthy he’s of no use despite his potential.

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