Hyper Kiper Time

The 2015 Schedule was released last Tuesday night. It looks like the only thing standing in the way of a perfect 0-8 start is the pesky opening game versus Minnesota. Even if the 49ers win that game — and they should — a 1-7 start would still put them in range of the top pick in the 2016 Draft. Are there any good QBs in college this coming year?

Just kidding, folks. We could be 0-10 by the BYE week and have the number one pick practically sewed up!

If only Jay Glazer would announce before the first game of the season that it was 100% that Jed York would not return in 2016, we could all give a hearty cheer of hope! I suppose that’s too much to ask for, though.

Opinions around the league were a bit more optimistic, mostly ranging from 4-12 to 7-9, with some scattered local hysteria ranging up to 10 wins. It’s unsure whether this optimism is based on the worth of the players or the laughability of the coaching staff.

Next up this Thursday is the long awaited 2015 NFL Draft. GM Trent Baalke has had some hits and some misses during his five year tenure, but there’s no denying the guy loves to work the board. It makes for draft day excitement, if not necessarily draft day results.

Joe Staley and Vernon Davis are the only guys left from the Scot McCloughan drafts, so if this team isn’t as good as the previous teams, that falls on Baalke. It’s his team now. He built it. He staffed it.

Personally speaking, if my reputation was on the line as a GM, team-running type of guy, there’s no way in hell I’m hiring Jim Tomsula to pilot my boat and make me look good. So, I’m giving Baalke the benefit of the doubt that he’s not a complete dumbshit who would make such a blunder. After all, he had a chance to hire Tomsula in 2011, but wisely chose Jim Harbaugh instead.

That means Tomsula was hired by York. Either as payment for being a locker room rat for the past seven years — as most of the writers who cover the team believe — or because Tomsula had so little stature in the NFL that York didn’t pee his pants when attempting to be boss-like around him.

I’m reminded of the scene after one of the SB wins in the ’80s, when a crazed John Frank bulled into Eddie Debartolo while celebrating, practically knocking him out. But Eddie shook it off, manned up, and roared back into the celebration like nothing had happened. If that happened to Jed, he’d be fetaled up on the floor under a bench making a panicky call home to mommie dearest.

At any rate, the pressure is on Baalke come this weekend. He’s not going to get any help from Tomsula, so he’d better be on his game. Should be fun to watch.




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  1. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What reality is that? That Harbaugh’s retooled offense last year was dogshit? That the 4 headed playcalling system cratered, and their plans to keep Kappy in the pocket ended up hurting his development?

    Harbaugh is Singletary. Rah Rah Rah. Shit gets old when you leave games on the doorstep. We lost 9 leads last year. To think it was rainbow pony land in the locker room is ludicrous., Gore , Crabs, VD, and others openly questioned the play calling. Harbaugh treated the players like children with the music and headphone ban on flights. You and the rainbow pony brigade act like the team was going somewhere.

    They were sinking,

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    The troll is in the house and he’s contradicting what he’s saying on his own blog. Clearly his agenda is to be a moron disruptive troll.
    Think about it. All he does is attack Harbaugh. If he would get his head out of his anus and open his eyes Harbaugh is gone.
    He’s saying the offense is fine and has deluded himself that the major losses on the team are from the offense. Chuckles doesn’t think that losing Gore and Iupati will have significant impact on the offense.

    But you have to remember, Chuckles is football ignorant and clueless. He excels at being a TROLL.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In my post above it should be deluded himself that the major losses have been from the DEFENSE.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another festive day awaits!

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Attack Harbaugh? HE relied on his defense. Not me. It cost him his job. Boo hoo. Let’s all say a prayer for St Jim the Martyr. Glad to see you read my blog. Too bad you can’t post there like a man. Instead you invent personas to post as.

    What I;m saying,you stupid idiot, is that by their actions so far, they THEY THINK the offense is fine.

    See the distinction? I figured you couldn’t. Connect the dots again, skippy. Kindergartners can do that shit. You can’t.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Wow you just don’t give up. I’m just not stupid enough to post on your North Korean inspired blog. The truth is just because it’s your blog you think it gives you license to abuse and bully
    your posters. And when they have valid rebuttals, those rebuttals never see the light of day. Just like North Korea Chuckles hits the delete button. I will not subject myself to a moron with delusions of grandeur censoring sensible posts.
    Chuckles Fairyland Blog is not a level playing field. It’s Chuckle’s toy where he can play despot and feel like he’s in control.
    Explain how you spent three days lobbying Skeebers to ban me from this site without success whining and crying because I hurt your feelings and yet you constantly bait me to post on your Fairyland blog? You tried to sell Skeebers the notion that I inhibited his blog yet you keep baiting me to post on your blog? That does not equate leading to a conclusion that you once again lie like a rug. HYUK!

  7. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck – Just shut up and go someplace else.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    There you go again.

    In hindsight the offense was lacking because last season the Oline was in constant flux and the QB did not win the games in crunch time. That is why Kap had to go to remedial QB school because his skills were not pro level with numerous mechanical flaws. Obviously he has a hard time reading defenses and is fooled easily

    In the coming season all those excuses Chuckles has been making for Kap are gone. NO Harbaugh/Roman to blame. It’s all on Kap so you can keep yapping but it can come back and bite you.

  9. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Baalkle’s draft thus far: F. A total bust. People are going to start seeing that without Harbaugh and Harbaugh’s coaching staff, Trent Baalke is naked and exposed as a bad, borderline terrible talent evaluator. Remember this – Harbaugh evaluated and recruited Eric Reid at Stanford. Vic Fangio had very insightful thoughts about Dial and Lynch, saying that Dial “Had some pass rushing skills that were under-appreciated by scouts league-wide,” and Fangio and his coaching staff also spent a great deal of time vetting Lynch before drafting him. Jim Harbaugh also went to Nevada and played catch with Kaep before drafting him.

    Nobody knows where the blurred line with Baalke and Harbaugh’s coaching staff begins and ends, or put another way – nobody knows for sure just how much Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff were involved with the drafting process. But what is clear to me at least, after seeing these recent 49er picks, is that Trent Baalke is a fraud. But it makes no difference to me, really. I actually love seeing the 49ers pick busts like Armstead, Tartt and Eli. Those guys are sure-fire first round hall of fame busts, up there with the likes of Balmer, Woods and AJ Jenkins. 2015 is another 2012, and we haven’t even begun day 3. I love it. Go Seahawks! And by the way, the Seattle Seahawks are going to crush this team routinely for years to come, and it’ll demoralize the remaining 49er veterans who still have some pride. That will internalize itself into a team full of individuals only looking to get paid… like the Nolan and Singletary years. LMAO! Another lost Jed York decade. Go get ’em, guys. Have fun.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    The blame game continues at least in your feeble mind.

    Laughable to lay everything at Harbaugh’s feet when Baalke is his boss and you seem to hold him blameless.
    You’re about to find out along with Jed/Trent that good head coaches are hard to come by and you just just can’t plug just anyone into that spot and expect championship results.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck and his ilk don’t expect championships now. That criteria only applied to Harbaugh, as a truly pathetic justification for firing a great coach.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    All these Harbaugh haters want this year is an 8-8 record, so they can claim Tomsula is as good as Harbaugh’s worst year. Again, pathetic.

  13. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Just for the record, and wrote this on the SJMerc a while ago, the guys I liked coming out this year, with the rounds I thought they’d go in, are:

    1st Round – Malcom Brown (Patriots)
    1st Round – Landon Collins (Giants)
    2nd Round – Devin Funchess (Carolina)
    2nd Round – Micheal Bennett DT – Ohio State (not drafted yet)
    3rd Round – Sean Mannion (Rams)
    4th Round – Mike Davis RB – Gamecocks (not drafted yet)
    4th Round – Stephone Anthony LB – Clemson (not drafted yet)
    4th Round – Jeff Heuerman TE – Ohio State (Broncos, 3rd Round)
    5th Round – Karlos Williams RB – Florida State
    6th Round – Josh Robinson RB – Miss State
    7th Round – Daravis Daniels – WR Notre Dame
    7th Round – EJ Bibbs – TE Iowa State

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This is what Chuckles said earlier

    “What I;m saying,you stupid idiot, is that by their actions so far, they THEY THINK the offense is fine.”

    This flies in the face of everything you have said. You always talk about connecting dots. When you have your tinfoil hat on the dots only can be seen by you.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Stephone Anthony ILB was taken by the Aints as the 31st pick on day one.

  16. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – Who cares about Chuck? When your narrative is delusional, you become irrelevant. The Saints picking Stephone Anthony day 1 is foolish. Wow. He’s a 3rd rounder at best. But I like him.

  17. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Cardinals punk the 49ers by trading up, one slot in front of Baalke… probably to pick Bennett.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Drafted Blake Bell TE
    Converted TE from QB
    Nicknmaed the Belldozer because he emulated Tebow in Red Zone.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After taking Bell, Jerrod Hayne remains the most exciting rookie

  20. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Did the 49ers just draft Tim Tebow? LMAO!!! This is like Christmas for a 49er hater. LMAO.

    Balmer
    Taylor Mays
    Cam Johnson
    Tim Tebow

    I love Baalke. LMAO!

  21. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ – How’s your Trent Baalke love workin’ out for ya? Tim Tebow? LMAO! Trent Baalke is a total fraud.

  22. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    The pick of Blake Tebow is an indictment on Vance McDonald, who’s done nothing in two years as a second round pick.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If they want a WR they might think of Stefon Diggs or Tre McBride

    They still need a CB and I think Ifo Epkre-Olomu is still available (althought hurt) or Quandre Diggs CB Texas

    have a chance at 2 Diggs

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitoon should be happy as they just took Mike Davis RB So Carolina
    They took a Cock.

  25. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Hey… The Blind Squirrel just found an acorn.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Brett Hyndley QB UCLA was being interviewed before the draft and in his humble opinion he thought he should be the #1 pick as the best QB available.

    Brett Hundley could be a clone of Kaepernick with both attributes and faults.

    He also has trouble reading defenses and hold onto the ball too long and gets sacked.

    At pick #130 and still undrafted Hundley overvalued himself and it shows that the league thinks raw talent doesn’t waarant a 4th round pick so far.

  27. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Surprised Micheal Bennett is still available at the end of the 4th.

  28. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Why BJS?
    Because he took a guy you liked?

    Baalke has a job to do Just like Harbaugh did.

    Results matter.
    I’d have gone Ajayi there.

    But… What do I know?
    I’m a 9er fan.
    You?

  29. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – Baalke has had 35 picks in 3 years and he’s brought the 49ers nothing with all those picks. With that many picks, if he hits, it’s the blind squirrel strategy and nothing more. How do you defend Tebow, Mays and Balmer?

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    They just took Deandre Smelter WR from GT
    He’s hurt and raw but big potential

  31. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    CBS Sports had Smelter ranked as a 7th rounder, or UFA. Laughable. I love Baalke. It’s Christmas for a 49er hater. Baalke is the gift that keeps on giving. And Smelter’s small. Another AJ Jenkins.

  32. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Receivers like Smelter in college are a dime a dozen. This might be the worst 49er draft I’ve seen in a while…. and that’s saying something. Smelter smells funny… just like Baalke.

  33. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Smelter is a ‘potential’ Pick to me.
    Upside is fine.

    Didn’t make my list.
    Would’ve preferred Diggs or Heeney there.

    These slots in RD4 are basically development guys.

  34. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – What does your moronic ass mean saying (and you’ve written it a few times now) “Baalke has a job to do?” Really? Is that even worth writing? You mean Baalke’s employed? Not for long….

  35. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I chose Waller over Smelter.

    See if he’s got game in a year or 2?

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitoon

    Your info on Smelter is incorrect. He’s no shrimp at 6’2″ 226 lbs

    Scouting report

    “STRENGTHS: Good-sized target with ideal build, physique and length for the position. Uses his body well to shield defenders. Large hands and catching radius to snare the ball away from his body, highpointing and securing.

    Natural body control and flexibility to adjust to off-target throws. Build-up speed downfield to accelerate away from defenders. Good depth in his routes, showing shake at his stem to hold defenders. Subtle hand use downfield to create separation. Playmaker with the ball in his hands, averaging 20.4 yards per catch as a senior.

    Smart player and works hard to get open. Extremely hard worker and pushes himself with the dedication to be a professional. Showed improved confidence in 2014, adapting quickly to the game after focusing strictly on baseball for the four previous years. Athletic bloodlines – father (Vincent) played college basketball at Eastern Illinois.
    ===

    On a running team with a non throwing QB a 20 yd per catch average is impressive. If he can go in training camp I don’t mind the pick.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My last comment was about his health.
    If Smelter can be cleared for training camp and be healthy then it’s a decent pick.

    The probable reason they didn’t take Diggs might be the similarity to Patton and Ellington both size wise and skillset

  38. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    BJS Baalke is employed as the SF GM.
    Definition = find talent.

    He’s not running the Offense or the Defense.

    He has Coaches who are providing input on what they’re attempting to build.

    Your soul function in life is to sh!t on what you see as relevant and, what Baalke sees as his job function.

    Have an interest as a fan or, continue to insist that you’re a ‘geneous’.

  39. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit it’s always about potential in this area of the Draft.

    Not a bad Pick IMO.
    See what he can do.

  40. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I’m my humble opinion, 6’2″ is “smallish” for a wide receiver in today’s NFL. If I’m picking any wide receivers, I’m looking for one of three qualities in this order 1.) Size with a huge catch radius. 2.) Great hands and body control in air 3.) Speed that goes with route running

    I don’t see any of these qualities with stinky…. I mean Smellzer. Admittedly, I don’t know how he runs routes, but his size isn’t impressive, and his hands aren’t amazing, and his body control in air isn’t anything Steve Smith-like. Color me underwhelmed. I hope for realistic 49er fans’ sake that something good comes from this draft, but I don’t see Smellzer being the diamond in this very real rough. The diamond is Davis.

  41. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    BJS you’re clueless in this arena.

    Do some research.
    Bullit and I look for potential.

    You simply exist to lob insults and inuendo on what YOU see as gospel.

    Get an eff’n clue.

    7 Picks should be Pro Bowlers every year?

  42. winderNo Gravatar says:

    “All these Harbaugh haters want this year is an 8-8 record.” I don’t know anyone who hates Harbaugh. I know I don’t. I think we will be a better team this year than what we were last year.

  43. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    BJS I posted my research on Chucks’ site the other night.

    I’m not a GM.
    Just a diehard fan.
    We’re back in a position of restarting the process.

    New Coaches, New approaches.

    What Baalke does is predicated on input from Coaches and Scouts.

    None of us know what direction this ship is setting course on.

    Uncharted territory.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitoon

    I’ll take a 6’2″ guy that can jump and high point a ball over a 6’5″ guy that can’t.

    Boldin is 6’1″. The whole package matters more and you just shot a hole in your premise by mentioning Steve Smith who’s 5’9″.

    Not buying your theory on receiver height.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vikes just took Stefon Diggs

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Heeney taken by Raiduhs and Jake Ryan gone.

    Bryce Hager in Rd 5 if you want ILB or AJ Tarpley in rd 6 or 7

  47. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t care if you’re buying it or not. Steve Smith is small but has amazing body control in air and great hands, along with attitude. If you go with a smaller receiver, in my opinion, he better have Steve Smith attributes. I don’t see anything special about Judge Smells. but we’ll see… He might surprise me. Who knows?

  48. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’ll have to wait until 2016 to find out. He tore his ACL last November.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Suprising you wouldn’t be the first time.
    Some guys do pan out and some don’t.

    The thing is in the 4th round players aren’t reaches anymore because the skill levels are just opinions on the hidden gem sleepers.

  50. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    If the 49ers didn’t pick Judge Smells, considering his ACL tear, he’d have been an undrafted free agent, or a 7th round pick. Another Trent Baalke reach.

  51. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    BJS try to follow.
    Draft = development + potential.

    Look back a year, maybe 2, on who’s on the roster.

    If guys are waiting to step into the starting lineup, like Moody, their time is now.

    Vance? Injury issues.
    He was a solid Pick IMO at the time he was Drafted.
    Good College production at Rice.

    Again, College is amateur level.

    Who cuts it at the Pro level is as much on the players, as it is on the Coaches.

  52. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers trade back, because, what the hell, with 35 picks in 3 years, they need more picks… preferably someone injured like Judge Smells. The Blind Squirrel needs more picks to find acorns.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke is starting to annoy me with trading away picks to accrue extra 7th round picks.
    He just did that with the Niner 5th round pick moving back 14 spots to gain that extra pick.
    Quantity doesn’t matter if you have talent on your roster.
    7th round picks are one step from being undrafted free agents.

    This strategy is flawed.

  54. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    All about value BJS.
    Extra Picks = extra bargaining power too.

    Pay attention to the process.

    A guy they wanted is gone?
    Deal back.

  55. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    This is by far the worst 49er draft I’ve ever seen…. and I love it. I feel sorry for Mike Davis having his rights now owned by this clown show.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Obviously I disagree because it can come to too many extra picks who you have to cut anyway..
    For instance in drafting Harold you might end up cutting Lemonier who was also a 3rd rd pick and who you were developing.
    Only reason is you’ve given up on Lemonier

  57. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    If anything, with 35 picks in 3 years, Trent Baalke should be trading up, not back. And he definitely shouldn’t be drafting more injured players. Rounds 5-7 are for backup depth, not career-long starters. This is a clown show. Baalke’s time as an NFL GM is limited.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Is Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB an IR candidate or was his injury Marcus Lattimore severe?

    Before this year he was one of the top 2 CBs.

  59. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

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

    Just found this exclusive footage of Baalke and Jed York in the war room.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now Baalke tips his hand that he’s not reloading as promised but actually rebuilding.
    Not a good sign for both Andy Lee and Phil Dawson who’s combined contracts are abou $5 mil a year.
    They just took a punter with the 5th rd pick, Brad Pinion

    An indicator of a non competitive team that wants to possibly go minimum wage on special teams

  61. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit there comes a point where you either got your guys or, someone else did.

    Value is speculative.
    GM/Scouts define that line.

    Have to assume they spend their value Board.

    Now it’s on to UDFA value.

    They grabbed a Punter.
    The rest is Practice Squad/Prove-it guys for me.

  62. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    I have just a quick question. Don’t want to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Especially not NJ or Chuck… but why no inside linebackers? The 49ers have Wilhoite and Moody as backups. Bowman is injured. Why no inside backers? Curious. I mean, I’m sure these guys know what they’re doing ‘n all…

  63. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Be a year early, not a year late for backup options I guess?

    Have to assume they like
    the roster depth right now?

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke might have made a mistake with Pinion.
    Unlike 99% of punters in the NFL he does not hold on plaements.

    Iwent through 4 draft magazines before I found Pinion. He had a career 41.1 average as a punter which is mediocre.

    Team is hurting for QBs, CBs amd ILBs. Just take the highest rated off your board in rd 5 instead of a punter who I’m sure would be around later.

  65. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Wheeler addition might have suggested they didn’t see an immediate starter BJS?

    They know the roster.
    Have to assume they’re comfortable where they’re at.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners re-signed Desmond Bishop and also signed Phillip Wheeler before the draft both ILB. However to one year deals.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I was really hoping they would pickup Mannion or Grayson to compete with Kap but it seems Baalke is gun shy about creating QB controversies.

    It pisses me off when the QB is stinking up the joint and you have a backup you don’t dare put into the game. And to boot you’re paying Gabbert $2 mil a year for 2 years yet the only way he gets on the field is if Kap is carted off.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers’ new punter Bradley Pinion. Ranked 53rd in the nation out of 124 punters.”

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ
    let me understand you.

    So you think that after drafting a punter it’s a signal they fulfilled what they were looking for? All the picks after are roster fillers?

    I do not want to put words in your mouth but I was less than thrilled with drafting an unknown punter. So obscure he was not listed except for one publication and ranked as the 2nd best punter.
    They also have not taken one Olineman.

  70. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Punter to me suggests they don’t see enough value left on their Board.

    Draft value depleted?

  71. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I give this Draft a C.
    If Armstead impresses, B+

    Gotta think they like the depth as it stands with ILB/CB & OL.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We have not reached pick #199 where Tom Brady was taken, Tereell Davis in the 6th rd or Julian Edelman territory in the 7th round.

    Why didn’t Baalke take the best punt returner on his board I/O a punter?

  73. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Smelter was a fringe guy, as was RB Mike Davis.

    Simply looks like they targeted areas for depth this year.

    None of these Picks blow me away.
    Solid perhaps but, Boone worries me as does the OT position.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    So why keep trading back to accumulate 7th rd picks?

    I can’t figure out Baalke. Just like he keeps trying to bring basketball players from his alma mater. Why not expand it a little and look for basketball players in general? I don’t see how looking at your small college helps anyone but Baalke.

    AlsoTre McBride is still on the board and I’d take a shot at the other GT receiver Waller..

    Take a shot at a redshirt year for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu who now is reported not able to play this coming season.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers’ latest pick, OL Ian Silberman (Boston College) was not invited to the NFL scouting combine.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Boone was an undrafted Free Agent.

    The other day he said he wouldn’t mind a trade.
    Niners would most likely get a 6th rd pick for Boone because he’d be a one season rental

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Draft in Chicago proved to be a success.
    The NFL should rotate this to all it’s cities changing cities every year.

    Today is the day they have 200K attending.

    Would be fun to attend.
    Will plan to attend some of the Super Bowl festivities in Feb

  78. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    OK, time to clear this up once and for all, since NJ’s virus seems to have spread to Bullit and even Chuck. This critical issue was a passion of the late, awesome Herb Caen.

    When you have need of a third-person possessive pronoun, use a third-person possessive pronoun, not a contraction.

    The word you are looking for is “its”. Not “it’s” (it is), and certainly not a non-word I saw the other day and once myself used in a fourth grade homework assignment, “its'”.

    It’s a fine day. The Niner dog has fleas. Its fleas are going to eat it alive this year, whether the dog is red and gold or Raider black.

    Notice the difference between sentence one and sentence three? Think “my”, “your”, “his”, “her”, “our”, “your”, “their” – that’s right, they are all possessive pronouns! “Its” fits right in there.

    It’s been my (see that??) losing Herb Caen crusade for life, evident upon reading Yahoo! headlines, articles, or comments for five minutes.

    Thank you for your time. This issue means nothing.

    It’s trivial.

    Its importance to me is because of my love for Herb Caen’s writing.

  79. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, so NJ, just so I understand you as well…. drafting a punter signifies the 49ers were loaded everywhere and didn’t need another pick, so like Skeebers pointed out, we could afford to waste a pick on a punter who was ranked in the middle of all the punters in the nation last year?

    So a good Baalke strategy is to trade out of the 5th, for multiple picks in the later rounds, and then waste them on positions of little importance? Seems to me that’s what you’re saying. ‘Cause it’s all about value, right? Gotcha. I can’t believe I’m about to write this, but you’re making me miss Chuck. Seriously. Your elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor.

  80. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    By anyone’s standards, this was a draft that made people stand up and go, “WTF Baalke?”

    Spitblood’s grade: F — I’d give Baalke three minuses, but I liked the Mike Davis pick.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles is an idiot having discredited Rich Eisner one of the main guys of NFL Network. Have just watched 3 straight days of Eisner.
    Psst Chuckles won’t admit to it but Rich Eisner is a Michigan man and that might have something to do wit it.

    LMAO when Chuckles believes in Deion based rumors told to Sanders in a suit. Maybe it was a fat guy in a red suit with a beard.

    Anyway Chuckles says “In Deion I Trust” because of this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LywPHAzdHU

  82. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Assuming nothing good ever comes out of the 7th round, the 49ers didn’t draft a cornerback, an inside linebacker or a backup quarterback. I love it. Gabbert’s clearly the answer if Kaep goes down. Who are the 49er cornerbacks and inside linebacker again? LMAO.

    I take it back. The 49ers are my new favorite team…. to laugh at. I see Lance Briggs, Champ Bailey and Mark Brunell in the 49ers’ future. Clown show. How many 49er front office clowns can you fit into a VW Bug?

  83. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Save the Niner draft, sign Nate Boyer!

  84. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Can the 49ers trade their 7th round picks for a couple of calls to undrafted free agents? Baalke’s checking on it now.

    With the first overall pick in the 2016 draft, the San Francisco 49ers select…. Sebastian Janikowski’s younger brother, who’s a long snapper.

  85. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners FO must be satisfied with the current O-line. Let’s see now: Staley (LT), Boone (LG), Kilgore (C), Thomas (RG), MMartin (RT), Harvey the Rabbit (swing man).

    When did Boone play LG last?
    How much did Kilgore play last season?
    Thomas hasn’t played a snap in the NFL and is coming off an ACL (isn’t everybody on the Niners?).
    When did MMartin play RT last? He had a negative rating at C from PFF.
    Does Harvey double as The Easter Bunny?

    Oy vey. They certainly have a lot of faith in Hyde and Bush. Wanting draft position, I hope they’re wrong.

  86. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    With the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the 49ers select Sebastian Janikowski’s younger brother, Sergio Janikowski to do all long snapping duties for the next fifteen years.

    When asked about this shocking pick, Baalke offered, “It’s just the way our board fell. His spiral on his field goal snaps is far superior to anyone else’s in the game. We’re confident we got ourselves a quality football player with the first overall pick.

    When bloggers laughed at Baalke’s hysterical blunder, NJ offered, “Baalke has a job to do. It’s all about value. His spiral on his long snaps signifies to me there really wasn’t anyone else out there worth drafting, so Baalke made a masterful move, drafting Sergio. We’ll see. He’s a team player. He won’t divide the locker room like Harbaugh did. I don’t have any evidence for Harbaugh’s divided locker room except Deion Sanders’ claim that all 49er players refuted, but Sergio won’t divide this locker room, damn it.”

    Kudos to you both, Baalke and NJ. You’re both savy foxes, you two…. 2-14 is gonna be hard for NJ and Chuck to explain.

  87. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Ahh – I was going from memory of a really good fan analysis of the Niners plans, including draftees, on both sides of the ball. Saw it last night in comments of one article or another, but I can’t find it now.

    Of course it’s A. Davis at RT. Thomas/Martin will slug it out for RG/Swing.

    That’s not as disastrous. But after 52 sacks last year (arguably 7 Kappy’s fault but I could equally argue that he saved at least 7 with his running), I still have serious doubts that reshuffling and massive injury rehabs all over the place are some kind of magic fix where “we can ignore the O-line in the draft”.

    Of course, though, we won’t be passing the ball this year. We’re running – without Iaputi. Boone will pass protect better than Iaputi, but bye bye big holes on the left side for our new and improved running game.

    I guess I’ll have to wait and see, but any injuries will kill this unit.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They took a G Trenton Brown from Florida
    Then they traded their next pick to Dallas for a 6th rd pick next year
    Seems Baalke likes the reputation as a trader so call him Trader Trent going forward.
    The 49ers have 2 QBs on their roster. Are you kidding?
    They could have drafted Tre McBride but chose to take a 6th rd pick next year. That pick should payoff in 2018.

  89. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like a bigger version of Chilo Rachal for OG in the 7th. Baalke’s got Singletary on the phone to see the guy’s heart. Just a joke. Hope the guy’s better than Chilo, anyway.

  90. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke’s looking like a one trick pony (amass more picks) without the head coach and position experts to inform his picks.

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    We have seven TEs and eight RBs. Or maybe it’s eight TEs and seven RBs. In any case it’s a whole lot.

  92. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    IOW, a good #2 man, a lousy #1 man.

  93. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, if any of them can throw we’ll need a few camp arms.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last Niner pick Rory Anderson TE So Carolina
    I had him as a possibility so not bad for 7th rd

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ariz has last pick
    Would be appropriate they took Nate Boyer because they are the team Pat Tillman left

    If they don’t take him I hope the Niners bring Boyer to camp.
    They were the only team he visited

  96. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    I’m never excited about 7th round picks or undrafted free agents. I know. I know. One in a million pan out. Go crazy, folks. Go crazy. Knock yourselves out talking undrafteds.

    I’m not the kind of guy to say I told you so (oh, who am I kidding? I’m exactly that guy), but I told you guys Baalke was a fraud last year when the 49ers were fighting in house about who to pick between Baalke and Harbaugh and John Madden said, “It’s easier to find a suit.” But I wasn’t just on Harbaugh’s side because I knew him to be a great coach. I was also on Harbaugh’s side because Baalke looked to be a bad GM. This draft pretty much confirms it for me. It probably won’t for the rest of you, but it does for me. Baalke will bring this team to its knees if Baalke is allowed to continue drafting in SF. I love it. Karma. 4-12 in 2015.

    ~ Jed York: Making Seahawks Fans out of all of us.

  97. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Giants win weird game in full heartstopping fashion. Going into the 9th with a 5-2 lead, the bullpen let it slip to 5-4 with the bases loaded and two out. Angel hits a wicked one bounce shot to right field. It hits the runner heading for second, who had zero chance to dodge the rocket. Base hit. Out number three. Game over. Go GIANTS!

  98. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “South Carolina QB Dylan Thompson agrees to terms with 49ers on UDFA contract.”

  99. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m really surprised the Niners didn’t select first team All-American CB Ekpre-Olomu. Torn ACL in Dec., lasted till the 7th round and gobbled up by Cleveland.

    He would’ve seemed to me a Baalke special.

  100. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Poor Dylan…. used and abused.

  101. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke has a major crush on So Carolina Gamecocks.

    Another UFA signed Marcus Rush OLB Michigan St

  103. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Definitely feels like a total rebuild at this time, looks like udfa’s will be very important this year. The only WTF moment for me was the #5 pick. I don’t get it. Anyway, maybe we’ll get lucky on the injury front this year cause it looks like the the only real depth is S, and TE. I think our Dline will be fine too.

  104. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Only 98 shopping days left till the Hall of Fame Game! Vikes and Steelers, a rematch of Super Bowl IX, oh so many Xs ago…

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
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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