Draft frenzy is in full swing these days. The Draft itself is quite enjoyable, but the pre-draft hoopla can be a bit taxing. If this sort of entertainment is not one’s cup of tea, it’s like living in a one theater town and the only movie shown all month is Jack the Bedwetter Strikes Again.
Fortunately, the criminology wing of the NFL has been busy churning out sub-headlines. Two murderers, two life sentences, a sports writer getting ten years for serial drunk driving, and serial rapist Darren Sharper also getting ten years. I suppose there’s some logic to the two tenners, but it eludes me.
The 2015 Schedule will be released this week. That should finally get us back on the beam for expert prognosticating — a blogosphere specialty. The first wild and woolly hallucinations regarding the 49ers’ prospects this upcoming season. For the past three years, 90% of the predictions have ranged from 11 to 13 wins. Will anyone this year even be bold enough to guess a 10 win season? And if Jim Harbaugh was still here, how many would be bold enough to pick less than a 10 win season?
GM Trent Baalke met with reporters Friday — by himself and not surrounded by a support group like Jim Tomsula was the previous Friday. He praised Aldon Smith, Carlos Hyde, Navorro Bowman, Kendall Hunter, and the speedy new wide receivers. He also said there are no holes in the roster, heading into the draft.
The lack of public output from Tomsula is striking, compared to the previous HC who talked about the roster and everything else on earth at the drop of microphone. Tomsula may end up becoming the most invisible HC in the league this coming year. Or at least one can hope so. Perhaps he’ll be located behind the benches on game day, instead of on the sideline stripe. No doubt performing his exceptional enabling maneuvers.