Coming Attractions

It’s been one week since the free agency period started, yet just about all the big names are already off the market. That wasn’t very exciting. It also means there won’t be much happening between now and the end of April. Unless the police blotter gets hot or some other type of scandal breaks out. Or another 49er abruptly retires, like Chris Borland did Monday night.

Michael Crabtree is one of the few brand names still out there looking for a job. Any team thinking about signing him, and San Diego is reportedly interested, will definitely be getting out the microscope to take a look at his oft injured feet before offering a contract.

Former 49er Ray McDonald is suing the woman who accused him of rape and cost him his job. Apparently, his home video system proves the cheating on his fiance was consensual — not with his fiance, of course, but the woman making the rape claim. The last time we heard of his fiance, she had pulled a gun on him in his bedroom, so McDonald is understandably lying low right now.

When the news came out that McDonald would not be charged, there was an ominous reference to another player present that day who might have done something illegal with the woman in question. We know Aldon Smith stopped by that day, but he apparently is not the mystery man referred to. Stay tuned, guys, somewhere out there is another NFL player, possibly a 49er, who could find himself unfavorably in the spotlight this offseason.

Trent Baalke has been yapping away about his strategic brilliance these days, quite a departure from his previous incarnation as the man who never spoke. Jim Harbaugh previously had the feed-the-press duty, so it seems Baalke doesn’t yet trust Jim Tomsula with this onerous chore. In fact, we haven’t heard much at all from the coaching staff since they were hired and quickly squirreled out of sight.

This looks like one of those movies where the crooks huddle up and frantically try to get their stories straight before being questioned by the police. Not that 49er fans are the police, per se, but they are an inquisitive and frequently judgmental crowd. And they can be LOUD.




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48 comments on “Coming Attractions
  1. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And WHINY.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’d be the expert on that, Chuck.

  3. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So now you are calling out Borland’s heart, Bullit? Because his last ‘documented’ concussion was over four tears ago? And he leaves the team in a bind?

    Some fan you are.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    It’s karma: the football gods are punishing Jed York.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    That is my opinion and I’m comfortable with it.
    Guess what there are numerous jobs such as Cops and firefighters where guys endanger their health for far less compensation.

    So Chuckles is of the opinion that before Borland signed his contract he didn’t realize that football is a violent sport and players get hurt? You are a cartoon character and continue to be a TROLL.

    Suggest you at least be consistent instead of developing a different personae for this blog.

  6. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Read your last30 threads, Skeebs. All whining about Jed.

    He very well may drive this team Into the ground, but most of this shit would have happened under St Jim as well. The aging roster, the cap implications, the departures.

    To think all this is because of Jed is asinine and myopic. You guys are praying for a shitty year to feel all warm inside because this would have been some magical season but for the villainous Jed.

    Grow up and smell the cat food.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You sound kind of whiny, Chuck.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Stevie Johnson will sign with Chargers per sources.”

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps Borland should have a talk with Ronnie Lott and ask him
    why he snipped off the tip of his finger so he could help his team advance into the playoffs. That is passion and heart to the extreme.
    It is obvious that Borland does not in his mind have the heart or motivational mindset to compete in the NFL for fear of injury.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You can be sure that Baalke will add the question in his pre-draft interviews of “Are you prepared to play out the contract you are signing with the 49ers if we draft you and won’t quit on us except for something out of your control?”

  11. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right Bullitt. The NFL has the right to scramble your brains and deny any wrongdoing unless our hands are held to the fire.

    Even then we absolve ourselves of past indiscretions because our sponsors don’t like it and it hurts our bottom line to the tune of 0.05%. Let the injured rot in the streets like so many have ended up.

    Better yet give them guns so they can stop being a nuisance and just off themselves. You know. The honorable way, like Junior Seau and Dave Duerson.

    You all should watch Rollerball.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Chris Borland told his family from the beginning that he might play only one year in the NFL.”

    Been nice if he told Baalke, too, so he wouldn’t have wasted a third round pick on him.

  13. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You can be sure, Bullit, hat the players assoc will not allow that in any contract.

  14. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Such empathy from you guys.

  15. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The defense has been our ace-in-the-hole for years so it’s gonna be pretty tough to dig out of this one. With so many key positions in need to think we can cover with the draft is just wishful thinking. It’s looking more like a rebuild than ever now. I gotta laugh about the Spirit thing, it’s probably true, most of the Bay Area is built on top of Indian bones, maybe someone could figure out a ceremony that would make the angry spirits happy.

  16. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’d be willing to sacrifice Bullit.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Keep showing everyone that you’re the biggest hypocrite on earth.
    How many times have you laughed at Goodell making the sport “flag football”? Another classic flip flop from the master flipper flopper.
    If you don’t want to watch guys scramble their brains simply stop watching football plain and simple.
    There are risks when you’re at home and risks when you step outside the home. We all die sooner or later.

    Why is minimum wage $300K to make a roster for 8 months work?
    Why do they pay players $15K a week to be on the practice squad?

    Chuckles has morphed into an asinine contrarian troll.

    Like I said maybe flag football is more to your speed.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Thanks for revealing that rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating
    are more your speed when it comes to sports.

    If you can’t handle watching football as it is STOP WATCHING.
    Otherwise stop being a moronic troll.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Torrey Smith will wear #82 per 49ers.com

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I heard a theory from several years ago that if you got rid of face masks there would fewer concussions because players would less apt to use their helmets because the face would no longer be protected. It would minimize the helmet to helmet contact that is the root to many concussions.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, but then most players would walk around needing dental work. Kinda like they used to lomg-ago

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Read about Joe Perry’s cheekbone orbicular fracture before you get rid of facemasks. Scary ugly. Perry also died with CTE from concussions, so it’s not really a fix.

  23. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Borland sure didn’t play like he was worried about getting hit. Probably does sound better than the real reason to pack it in now though.

    Yeah, some of this would have happened anyway, maybe not the defections, and it ALL would have been attributed the asshole head coach by the far side.

    The myopic bias is obvious when none of what’s happened can be hung on the forced ouster of the winning coach and staff and the ugly and underhanded methods of the baalke/york hit crew.

    Have a green O’Doul’s, Scotty. Your team’s gone.

    Doesn’t seem like St Paddy’s day without Dennis here anyway.

  24. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, Tomsula, a guy who by all accounts is very well liked, is driving this mass retirement? That’s the real reason, NoFear?

    Bullitt. You have me confused with someone else, fumbduck. I’m the guy who doesn’t think accused abusers should play.

    Go dig up a post, sickducker.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    How can anyone confuse you for someone else?
    You’re the flip flopper and everyone knows it except you.
    That in itself if hilarious.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    So tell us if you turned away from the TV when you saw this?
    Did you find these hits barbaric and disgusting?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss2dn_QI5kE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75AhbIRVAQE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxD6Xg7xPdA

    Like it or not these hits are why we all watch the game.
    It is what it is and you stop wagging your finger because you enjoy it as much as the next guy and that’s the honest truth and you can’t deny it. (actually you can try but nobody will believe you)

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Podcast on Niner and Raiduh FA moves and rosters and what has happened this week featuring Cam Inman (one hour long)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FGrr4IJ1aA&feature=youtu.be

  28. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    You can always count on the mentally deranged to show up religiously with a new contradictory position dujour to justify why they’re right and everyone else is wrong. Content not important to the antisocially disordered. What is important is the opportunity to try to look/sound knowledgeable, relevant and dominant. Content be damned, that’s for suckers. Yep and use slurs, profanity galore to reinforce how right one really is cause the other guy is (fill in the blank like Chuck always does).

    The religion of the sociopathic is “I’m smarter than you” regardless of rationality, logic, honesty or common sense. Never-mind this is a ludicrously self-defeating strategy as others see right through the bullshit to the repetitive, fixed dysfunctional pattern.

    But then I’m jealous because Bullit has a devotee and I don’t- yet.

  29. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Borland wants to walk away, fine. Shades of Coffee and Rachal fleeing Yorks last HC choice. Exactly the same deal.

    He’s worried about his health? Go. Woulda been nice if he had said something going into the season after he got a concussion in TC. No him and his family sat on it as his Dad admitted.

    Justin Smith bails at this late date I’ll question it too.

    Right now this can all be explained by physical and psychological reasons. No one is happy playing for an abusive owner which York is.

  30. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    All this shows is how little Bullit knows about sports in general. Same with you, Phil. If players quit because they didn’t like their coaches, there wouldn’t be enough players to field 6 teams.

    But carry on believing evil Jed controls the weather and mini me is real.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Certainly I don’t know as much about the contact sports you favor Patty-cake and Freeze tag like you do.
    Clueless as usual about football. Borland has left the 49ers in a bind. He might have been honest to his self but deceived the Niner FO by not making his feelings and trepidation known. And yes Borland has said himself his heart is not in playing football and continuing in the sport.
    Being a fanboy, you can’t handle reality and the truth.
    You claim some of us aren’t FANS. It’s time that you learn the difference in being a 49er fan and the dolting fanboy perspective and lifestyle you live.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    What is a sickducker and a fumbduck? Not familiar with your trailer park vernacular. What neighbors curse at you doesn’t
    translate outside your ugh neighborhood. Still living the porta potty lifestyle I see.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Another flip flop? You ranted and whined about Greg Roman and claimed he was the fulcrum of what was wrong with the Niners yet you stated this gem this morning.
    “If players quit because they didn’t like their coaches, there wouldn’t be enough players to field 6 teams.”

    You can’t have it both ways. You try but it doesn’t work that way.

  34. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Damn. Apples and Mazdas again.

    The glue you sniff must be strong.

    Roman is a shitty play caller.

    Some players don’t like their coaches.

    Ne’er the twain shall meet.

    THEY ARE DIFFERENT THOUGHTS.

    Are you trying to be stupid or does it just come naturally to you?

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s go back to football before you two descend into another of your idiot pissing contests. Pretty please.

  36. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, the way this team’s roster is going, we may have little *but* idiot pissing contests to entertain us this year. It may be a long 2015…

  37. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I would be hard pressed to remember any draft as crucial as this one is. Baalke better have his ruby red slippers on because he’s definitely under the microscope. I still think we draft Dline first but I guess we have to see what WR’s and CB’s are there at 15. I have a feeling we are gonna move down to get more picks which might not be such a bad idea.

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Borland is trying to avoid brain trauma. Him telling the GM he only plans to play a year beforehand could be taken as proof he hadn’t escaped it.

    Had he quit to “go to war” he would be cheered as a hero?

    Well, we like our gladiators selfless and pure of heart. Else, we beat them to death ourselves, even if we can’t bring ourselves to get off the couch to do it.

    Whatever Borland’s reasons for exiting the stage he gave Baalke plenty of time to replace him.

  39. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Baalke better have his ruby red slippers on…”

    I thought you were going to say he would be clicking his heels back to Kansas.

    If he drafts his way out of this mess, he’ll be the wizard.

  40. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke has done it before, Winder. He’s also whiffed badly. Hoping for 2011 not 2012.

    Figures you can’t decipher those spoonerisms, bullit. Has everyone spent their lives giving you too much credit, or is the bar on the ground now?

    Curb your little chihuahua, Skeebs. You encourage him to be a dickhead. He complies.

    He takes some pleasure in ONLY going after what I post. Grump and NJ say similar things to me but he jazzes on going only after my stuff.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Really? I made an initial comment that the Niners were left in a bind by Borland retiring and you attack me. I did not mention your name. Like I said people know how to read. Just look at the posts on this thread. You are just trolling to be rebuked.
    You love dishing it but you are so thin skinned you can’t take any reply.

    If you can’t take it then don’t dish it.
    Remember you categorically stated you never read what I post which is today BS because you always have a stupid snarky comment.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So here is the transcript from Niner Nation of Jed York’s interview yesterday.

    Jed reiterates that the Niner’s will run the ball in the coming season.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2015/3/18/8254467/jed-york-talks-jim-harbaugh-levis-stadium

  43. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    $270 Million revenue in 2014. Should be able to give a few bonuses to good coaches, right? We have good coaches now so lets win a SB and watch the wallets open…

    Then I woke up and realized I wasn’t in Kansas anymore, the red slippers were gone and I was standing in an Indian burial ground. Fortunately there were some good pissing contests to go with some semi-pro football and lots of popcorn.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore did another interview with NFL Network

    http://tinyurl.com/kukxtpq

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco the Reggie Bush contract was for 1 year $2.846 mil

2019 Schedule
9-8: W 49ers 31, Buccaneers 17
9-15: W 49ers 41,Bengals 17
9-22: W 49ers 24, Steelers 20
9-29: BYE

10-7: W 49ers 31, Browns 3
10-13: W 49ers 20, Rams 7
10-20: W 49ers 9, Washington 0
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
 
2019 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 10-6
Bullit: 10-6
Grumpy: 9-7
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 7-9
Skeebers: 8-8
Winder: 7-9

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