Baalkan Island

For the next two months, it will be GM Trent Baalke‘s turn to show us what he can do. Free agency begins in two weeks, followed by the draft in late April.

Everyone seems to be clamoring for a fast wide receiver and a better offense. And no wonder. There are five all pro players on the defense. Baalke has drafted two of them, and brought in another last year in FA, and also come up with several serviceable players. There are only four all pros on offense, but only one was drafted by Baalke — LG Mike Iupati, who is probably leaving in FA this year. Frank Gore, Joe Staley, and Vernon Davis were all brought in by Mike Nolan. Which means these guys are all getting long in the tooth.

In five years, other than QB Colin Kaepernick, whose worth is still producing a hung jury, Baalke has not drafted even one skill position impact player. Zero. No help for the offense in five years.

We’ve seen five RBs drafted, but Gore is still carrying the loaf. No one has even come close to taking his job. Two TEs, but it’s still Vernon and a cast of nobodies. Four WRs, and none of them have sniffed even a significant secondary role.

Baalke mostly looked to FA for WR help. He got one so-so year out of Randy Moss, one so-so year from the oft-injured Mario Manningham, and marginal contributions from Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd. His only resounding success was Anquan Boldin, the 49ers’ best WR the past two years.

With the possible exception of the half-hearted Moss, none of the above WRs had the kind of top end speed that could scare an NFL safety. They were all possession type WRs, which fits former QB Alex Smith‘s game more than it does Kaepernick’s deep ball skills.

None of this is news to the observant fan, but it does underscore the weaknesses in Baalke’s resume. He’s done well drafting for the defense. Not so well for the offense. With the whole world now watching his performance more so than ever, given the recent upheaval that’s left him totally in charge of the team, he’d better deliver some pop to the offense this year, specifically to help his struggling QB, if the Niners want to have any chance to improve this coming year.




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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network’s
    Mayock and Eisen just commented at the Combine that they don’t understand how San Francisco and Denver couldn’t live with their success and let their highly successful coaches go.
    Must be the old aschool thinking “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- your post pretty much hits the nail on the head. It’s rubber hits the road time for our man Baalke. I kinda liked that he takes chances with players with injuries but the truth of the matter is we haven’t had much luck fixing these guys. I don’t think we’re in nearly the dire straits that many people think we are. Even as sucky as our offense has been I think we need to shore up our D-line and O-line before we gamble too much on WR’s and RB’s, both of which we need. It’s gonna be interesting to see if FO actually has a plan or is just winging it.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You can take chances when you have a deep roster and stockpile injured players. The Niner’s roster is not that deep anymore and this is no longer a luxury they can afford at least through the first 4 picks.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have a feeling if Trae Waynes CB from Mich St at 1 tat they’ll take him.
    He ran something like a 4.32 at over 6’1″ tall he’s the big press corner they’ve been looking for.
    This might come down to who they keep on the roster. If they can’t keep Cox and Culliver but Justin Smith returns then this would be BPA if he’s there at 15.

  5. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You forgot Anthony Davis and Bruce Miler, Skerbs.

  6. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Drafting a number one WR for this offense is tough. On the one hand, you want that top end speed that takes the top off the defense and allows you to stretch the field. There are guys who have that.

    On the other hand, you need a physical WR who can play his role in the main theme of the offense, the power running game. You need a big, tough guy who can block downfield and square up on a LB if need be. There are guys like that.

    The bitch of it, the *intersection* of those two groups on the Venn diagram is pretty thin. And most of those guys, being at a premium, are hard to find when you are not drafting in the top half of the first round.

    Add in the fact that Baalke has never shown any knack for drafting Wrs and CBs – like McCloughan, he is far more comfortable loading up on the beef up front – and you have a problem.

    This draft’s first round is going to be a major test for the Sparkly new Baalke Era. If he gets this one right, the natives may well put down the torches and pitchforks and give him some time to work with. Get it wrong, and you’re going to see the second coming of the Doubting Thomases and plenty of ugliness in the next couple of years. You pays your money and you takes your chances.

  7. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Drafts aren’t judged solely on all pros. It is based on guys who start and play well. Davis and Moller certainly fit that category.

    Again, though, who’s fault is it that we didn’t use LMJ to the best of his ability? Or Ellington/Patton? Fricking Moss even. He was a decoy 80% of the time.

    Fangio and the defensive coaches always struck me as guys who could get a player and fit him in to the system, Harbaugh not so much. Our speed guys being a prime example. They didn’t fit in to the smash mouth philosophy.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ barely found a job after leaving here. Same with AJ Jenkins. I don’t recall anyone leaving here and starring elsewhere.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And neither Miller nor Davis has been an all pro or an impact skill position player, which is what my post was about.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Colts cut Ricky Jean Francois.

  11. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    If the protections can allow Vernon Davis to run deeper routes, a burner split out as the X receiver would keep defenses in two deep coverage and allow a bigger flanker type to block downfield if so desired.

    I think the larger problem was a GM drafting guys for the offense he wanted and the HC/OC playing a different one on the field. Now that they are essentially one and the same it may play out differently with the drafted rooks.

    There is still the minor problem of the HC/OC being held accountable immediately while the GM is given a two or three year cushion to answer for his picks.

    RJF, was supposed to be the guy would could play the nose and not come off the field for third downs. I was never a fan but I thought Greg Manusky was.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke, for all the trash spoken here, has done a fairly good job of getting and keeping talent. Look at last year’s draft.

    T Brown, Goldson, Whitner, Goodwin, Boobie Dixon, and D Walker, among others are all starting NFL players. A

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s defintely part of it, NoFear. LMJ had no fit in our offense. Talk was, Harbaugh saw so much of him at Ore. that he wanted him, but he didn’t fit in to what Harbaugh runs. Whether Harbaugh convinced Baalke to get him, or Baalke forced LMJ on him is something we’l never know. But it wasn’t a fit at all.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Brown, Goldson, and Walker were all brought in before Baalke got here. Walker we let go and he has been missed. Nobody here trashed Baalke for the defensive picks. It’s the offense he hasn’t helped much. And that includes last year’s draft.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ted Ginn released – again.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ wasn’t a “fit” problem. He just wasn’t any good at the NFL level.

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, Only thing that gives me pause there is VD is now 30. How long will he play? Frankly, he has always been an athletic talent guy, not a technique guy. His patterns are… interesting. He’s not as ugly catching the ball as he used to be, but he’ll never make it look natural. My gut is that his career will not last too far into his 30s. We really need to be looking for our next tight end starting this year.

  18. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Grumpy, whether Vernon’s the guy much longer or not, I liked it better when he played more in line receiver and the RB played it less. VD exploited that deep seam route and defenses were forced to respect it making things a little easier for the other receivers, too. I’d like to see us get back to that a little more.

    I like the two TE sets wherever they line up and the good ones are much more of a match up problem for the defense than most WRs. But it’s tough to keep two on the field with a FB in the backfield unless one has VD-type speed. At any rate, without knowing what our offense will look like, I don’t think we’ll be looking for one with a high pick in this draft.

    And without Iupati our running game may change significantly as well.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of the guys they stashed last year could make a significant impact as a Hback/TE/FB. Trey Millard could contribute as he is a power runner and quite a good receiver. With Bruce Miller Niners have an exceptional FB and now they have bookends.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH2hNyOwMmI

  20. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Millard has a chance to be special for a FB. I wish QB and WR and CB were as well stocked.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jared Odrick DT is expecting $6 mil a year to re-sign with the Dolphins who have stated they want him back.
    Odrick is 27 years old and was a teammate of Bowman’s at Penn St.
    Ray McDonald was due to make $6 mil on his contract for his coming season but was let go.
    FO might consider this for immediate help on the Dline.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever Baalke does in terms of FA, prior to the Draft, sets up his Draft Board too Bullit.

    Odrick is a good option.
    I’d prefer to see him get a deal done with either Culliver or Cox too.
    Culliver is a bit of a character risk now so, I’m not so sure he’s gonna see a very lucrative offer from us?

    Another move that needs to be done, is restructuring Stevie or, getting something done with Crabtree.
    I personally don’t think Crabtree sticks around but, stranger things have happened.

    We’re Cap strapped right now anyway.
    Some restructuring is bound to take place somewhere.

  23. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Odrick is a good player but we have some young DLs with upside. We might need to save that money and cap space for sorting out other positions.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    OK Bullit –
    Now that the Combines are over, you’ve convinced me to add Stefon Diggs to the Wish List.
    I’ve penciled him in as on of my KR guys.
    I like his speed.

    The DB Group has a lot of talent as well.
    Still sifting through the results but, Byron Jones was rock solid.
    So much for keeping him as a Sleeper now.

    Kid damn near jumped out of Lucas Oil Stadium.
    Unreal.
    Definite Wish List Keeper for me.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ever wonder why the price of footwear is so high?

    Because Adidas pays……

    http://tinyurl.com/nms3z2m

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In that same link above, scroll down to the video clip of UCONN CB Byron Jones.
    Kid is thick and nimble.
    Jumps like a kangaroo too.

    We need him in SF!

    Unfortunately, he isn’t flying under the radar anymore.
    He might have played himself into RD1.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Niners want to move up and position themselves to take a White or Cooper at WR they could get creative and package their
    pick #15 along with Chris Borland to move into the top ten picks.
    Have to give up quality to get quality.

  28. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, here is the crazy thing about Byron Jones: he is not at full strength or fully shape right now.

    “UConn CB Byron Jones didn’t run the 40-yard dash on Monday because he didn’t have enough time to train in his recovery from labrum surgery, reports NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.
    In other words, Jones would-be world record 12 foot, 3 inch broad jump and ridiculous 44.5-inch vertical jump were probably not performed at full strength. Prior to Monday, nobody knew if Jones would even work out, as his December labrum surgery significantly hindered his ability to train (and the injury itself cost him half the 2014 season). Jones will run the 40 at UCF’s pro day March 31, Rapoport reported.”

  29. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Grump, Baalke seems to approach free agency much like the SF Giants, who rarely go after the big FA names and instead get middle of the road guys looking for a change of scenery.

    The diff being baseball is monumentally harder to build a team strictly through the draft.

    His drafting record is pretty solid. That being said, this is another important draft. Lots of FAs to deal with internally as well as get from the outside. What they do with all these guys like Cully, Cox, Crabs, VD, Gore, etc. goes a long way to deteiming their draft strategy.

    As I’ve said, Crabs and Iupati are as good as gone. VD? He had such a shitty year, teams are not going to line up to throw a multi-year deal at him, I’d think. Cully and his upcoming court dilemmas will likely go as well. I hope they fitGore in, as his leadership is invaluable for the younger players.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    VD still has one year left on his contract.
    He is not a UFA and the Niners would take a cap hit if they released him.
    Why even talk about his market value when he has a contract in place?

    The funny thing is this is like the 5th time I have posted but apparently reading comprehension is a challenge.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If he plays like last year, I would cut him.

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, you can’t help yourself from being a smarmy dick. And I don’t bother reading your crap.

    Bravo! And you wonder why no one likes you.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    For a troll clown who doesn’t read what I post you sure flame
    what I write. More of the usual lying BS?
    Again you put that foot square in your mouth.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    FYI

    If they sign this Rugby “superman” it will make for an interesting training camp and preseason. Why not?

    http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article11086007.html

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    blah blah blah, bullit. You have proven again to be the Sarah Palin of this blog.

    VD had a shitty year. Crabs as well. You want to pay both of them? Right. Let’s start Gabbert!!!

    What a fool.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy I had Byron Jones on my watch list early on, simply from his size/stats line.
    I was hoping to see how he moved at the Combine for those reasons.
    I’d read that he was invited to the Senior Bowl as well, which is always a sign that a kid is on the up-and-up in terms of talent.

    Yes, he was recovering from shoulder surgery, which prevented his attendance in Mobile.

    I was floored by his build and agility in Indy, as I’m sure everyone was.
    Sadly, he’s not flying under the radar any longer.
    Which means his Draft Stock has skyrocketed.

    He looks like a better cover guy than Cam Chancellor to me too.
    He’d likely make an excellent FS if we chose to use him in that capacity.
    Either way, he sure can play CB and be physical.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dez Bryant might have some skeletons and if true he could be done

    http://seattle.suntimes.com/nfl/7/72/695824/dez-bryant-video-released

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Opens up the future debate as to whether Cap money will be impacted by these sorts of episodes perhaps?

    Can Contracts be written to protect a Team from the possible loss of players to DV cases?

    Not as big a risk with a Rookie Deal, which is why you might entertain a kid like DG-B.
    Not so easy with guys like AP.

    This Commissioner’s Exempt List stuff is cute but, the Team still ties up that money while potentially losing a productive player.

    Roger, DeSmith and the NFLPA have some work to do on this topic IMO.

    Players need to be held accountable for off field behavior without jeopardizing a Team’s payroll.

    As for Dez, it’s par for his course. He was a red flag coming in.
    This is why big 2nd Contracts are earned, not assumed.

    I’d be very concerned with Aldon for the very same reasons.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    The Dez Bryant story might be a hoax.
    Nobody else is reporting this.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wait and see if any video surfaces to confirm allegations.
    Strange that a Seattle newspaper would be reporting on Dez.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    True Bullit –
    But, Dez has earned the right to be scrutinized in situations such as this, for sure.

    We’ll see how Jerruh treats the Contract extension topic soon enough.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If you’re scouring the Web for info, I’m trying to find out if any of the faster CBs have had PR/KR duties on their resume?

    I pulled Crowder from my Wish List, simply because he wasn’t up to snuff in the speed dept.
    Most of the guys seem to be WRs. Can’t locate any CBs so far.
    Diggs and Kenny Bell look like possibilities, maybe Dorsett?

    If you spot a CB drop a name here.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was kinda hoping WR Chris Conley, the speedster from the Combine would have done it but, no mention anywhere I’ve looked.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ty Montgomery from Stanford has decent experience there.
    But as a WR, he may not cut it?
    We can place some value on re-signing Cox for that reason too.
    Tyler Lockette from KS fits the bill but, he’s another small WR.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I added W&M WR Tre McBride to my list simply because he’s had some experience there as a PR/KR guy.

    His reception numbers in general were also pretty impressive.
    Hoping he could be a Mid-Late RD option.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    To your point about involving Borland in a possible Trade scenario.
    He’s got value now that he’s been seen around the League.

    Baalke can certainly replace him this year too, with guys like Jake Ryan or Bryce Hager.
    Both of them are a little bigger and pretty productive.

    Can’t recall ever seeing a Draft Day Trade involving a player though?
    Maybe a player, and a later RD Pick, could work?

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Quandre Diggs CB Texas can be a possibility in later rounds.
    He ran a 4.56 and is on the smaller side at 5’9″plus but is a tough press corner and returned punts. He is a thumper and is Quenten Jammer’s younger brother. Slot corner/ Punt Returner?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ
    Borland would be a very attractive trade piece because teams see his production at the pro level and wish they had drafted him
    last year in 2nd round. His contract as a third rounder is very reasonable also.
    Throwing him in as a sweetener to move up 4-6 draft slots to get one of top 3 WRs would be a clever trade. If you could move to a spot to take White or Cooper than you throw in a 3rd round pick for 2016.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco is saying the “Prodigal Son” RJF is paying the Niners a visit to talk contract and a possible return.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/jean-francois-reportedly-set-visit-49ers

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another article about the rugby player Jarryd Hayne.
    His Pro Day video and he looks pretty smooth. As a punt returner
    he if can make the first gunner miss he will get you 7 plus yards and as a Rugby player he is used to contact without pads.
    He seems well worth the risk and I hope Baalke gets this one done. Only positives here and a need.
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/australian-rugby-star-jarryd-hayne-expected-to-sign-with-an-nfl-team-soon/

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chefs might release DeVito and if he checks out medically he could be a good pickup as a blue collar lunch pail Dlineman to eventually replace Cowboy at the right price. Signing him for 3 years for $10mil with $5 mil guaranteed might do it.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000473961/article/chiefs-mike-devito-willing-to-join-freeagent-market

  52. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how a Harbaugh gets all the credit for the 3 NFCCGs but none of the blame for last year. Kappy only gets the blame for last year but no credit for the Super Bowl run.

    This is the kind of superficial article that overlooks a lot of the issues with this team.

  53. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “… but last season Harbaugh elected to put his faith in Kaepernick’s arm, and it cost him his job.”

    Seems like you missed this. You missed it the dozen times I’ve said it, too.

    It’s pretty easy to credit Harbaugh for the three title games when we went to those three his first three years and couldn’t buy even a winning season before he got here. Even if he did let RayMac play.

    Only folks with some personal axe to grind would try so hard to explain his success here away. If only he had cut RayMac on unconfirmed reports and unfounded accusations.

    The reason Kaepernick gets blame is everyone saw his mistakes. And that he played like crap last season. It’s no mystery to fans who can see without the blinders.

  54. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Blinders? Funny coming from you. Where’s the praise for Kappy getting them to the Super Bowl? The article makes it sound like St Jim was the QB.

    Think the sieve-like line played any part in the problems CK had? Or the fact Crabs and VD took the season off? Injuries? Holdouts? The four-headed play calling system left something to be desired?

    Of course not.

  55. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    There were a lot of problems on O last year. Kaepernick was one of them, he stunk with poor reads, poor throws, poor timing and getting plays off. This is no secret and it is not necessary to shift the blame to Roman, Hendrix or the OL for every problem on our O.

    Kaep getting out of his headset and working out off season is a start at his recognizing he needs to improve greatly …. or else. Niners need to acquire a decent back up FA or in draft to develop. Kaepernick needs to show much progress this season or the doubts about him as a QB will ratchet up. As they should if he produces another stinker like last year.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap getting paid $16 mil in 2015 the usual lame excuses won’t fly and he’ll have to play like a $16 mil QB or find a new line of work. It’s as simple as that.

  57. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Do we then credit, individually, every player who played well in that Super Bowl year or just the one you want to credit?

    I gave Kaepernick plenty of credit for his good play. In fact I argued with you and others over his taking the starter’s role from Smith. You wanted to bury Harbaugh over that, too. Now you want to be sure the guy who you didn’t want to start gets enough credit? That’s a heap of flippy floppy.

    As everyone knows (except maybe you) about pass pro, someone always gets through. Or someone is left unblocked by design. It’s up the QB to account for that, at least now and then would be nice.

    IOW, when the defense sends seven rushers, three of them through the A gaps over a replacement center, Kaepernick has to be smarter and more aware than to just drop back fifteen yards and eat it or force a wild throw to a waiting DB. And btw, that’s different from when a guy just whiffs on a block. That happens, too, and that’s not on the HC or the coaching. Many fans can even tell the difference.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    And so it begins.
    Lions release Reggie Bush
    Packers release AJ Hawk

  59. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s some fancy bullshit there NoFear. The idea of pass protection is to protect. Not leave someone unblocked. Duh. Unless you are drawing guys in for a screen. Or hot read. Neither of which we run.

    As far as Harbaugh!smith goes I said it was a ballsy move, nothing more. You can ascribe what you want to what I say but as usual it’s a pipe dream. You and Bullit have a nasty habit of misrepresentation.

    Besides, it’s easy to be right about things when you never say anything.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    “You and Bullit have a nasty habit of misrepresentation.”

    “Bravo! And you wonder why no one likes you.”

    I suppose we have different goal here. Unlike you I do not post here to be the prom queen or the head cheerleader.
    is that why you constantly flip flop for popularty’a sake?
    It’s not working.
    As usual you have nominated your shallow self to be the voice of all who post. that seems to work in Chuckle’s Fairy Land but doesn’t fly anywhere else.

  61. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How cute, Bullit. What have I flipped on? Or is it the toxic twins misrepresenting as usual?

    Poor NoFear can’t defend himself?

    Won’t it suck if we do well this year?

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    With all the ranting and whining for weeks on Ray McDonald
    you actually suggested drafting DGB saying something to the effect that Boldin and Gore would look after him.
    180 degree turn. Flip Flop

  63. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmmmm, what happened with RayMac, Bullit? Funny how I was right about him. But that’s beside the point, right?

    OGB is a different man. Isn’t he? Do we condemn G-B for RayMac’s transgressions?

    Unlike you I don’t put winning above character. RayMac had a past known by the team before the 2nd episode with his fiance that caused him to be arrested.

    The TEAM chose to ignore 2 instances of misconduct. One that wasn’t known about to the public until after the 2nd issue came out. Yup. That’s classy, skippy. Hiding behind due process after chiding the Ravens for doing the same thing,

    Does that preclude them from signing G-Beckham? It very may well, but this is a different issue. Things that were done in college a few years ago can be held against him and hurt him in the draft, but he WILL get drafted by someone. Will he be an issue? Who knows? He sounded contrite the other day, but talk is talk. Maybe it was the actions of an immature kid. Maybe he’s got problems. He will be an NFL player though. That much is certain. Shoving a girl down the stairs isn’t anything to write off though. Didn’t know about that. Heard about the pot busts.

    So yeah, they should probably pass. I like Jalen Strong in the 2nd anyway.

    RayMac had two instances of domestic abuse within 4 months of each other. Then has a 3rd instance which led to his being cut.

    See? There’s a difference. A big difference. One you of course can’t see the nuance of. What is your stance? Blind eye until they kill a guy? Got it.

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2016 Prognostications
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Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
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