Opening Bell

The Chip Kelly era officially began Monday morning when the team gathered in Santa Clara for the first offseason workouts and team meetings. The prelude to the era revealed that Kelly belongs to the school of coaches who deal with the press by delivering a lot of earnest balderdash.

That’s okay. Former HC Jim Harbaugh slung the over the top baloney as well as anyone. He also more often than not delivered on his hyperbole. We’ll have to wait a bit to see how well Kelly does in this regard. Not that he’ll have much opportunity to field a contender with the depleted mess of a roster GM Trent Baalke has created.

It’s hard to get a bead on what to expect from Kelly. His departure from Philadelphia was accompanied by a lot nasty remarks from former players and the Eagles’ front office. That makes it clear he stepped on some egos there, but whether the criticism was an honest assessment or just some self-serving lip spew remains to be seen.

Seeing Eagles owner Jeff Lurie jump into the offseason team building enterprise like he knew the price of a hill of beans a la Jed York meddling around out here doesn’t inspire confidence in the opinions, leadership, or direction of the Philly franchise.

Then again there’s not much confidence in this franchise, either. Currently, the fan base seems unevenly divided between those who think the 49ers suck and will suck for years, and other fans who still have faith in the York leadership and can best be described as garden variety lunatics.




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  1. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Phuck the 49ers and Jed York. Everyone wants to blame Baalke or Chip, or whomever. It’s Jed York that sucks and until he’s gone, the 49ers will forever suck.

    If I’m Colin Kaepernick, I’m reducing my contract to play in Denver. That’s a no brainer, unless he’s looking to force the 49ers to pick-up a lot of his contract for one year (which is possible), especially since Jed York is such a phuck-face and the 49ers are 80 billion under the cap.

    Aldon Smith, who the 49ers should have hung with, is re-signing with the Raiders. Good for both sides. Reggie McKenzie knows what he’s doing: Sign and acquire talent and then after signed, support talent when they have problems. What did the stupid, jackass 49er organization say of Aldon? “Disappointed?” I’m “disappointed” cubed that Eddie D lost the team to Jed F’n York. Who in their right mind follows a Jed York product?

    If Kaep’s smart (and that’s not a guarantee by any means), he’ll play for the league minimum in Denver because John Elway knows how to run a team and make his players look good. The Broncos have a great defense and that’s necessary support numero uno when developing a young qb. Know defense, know qb development. No defense, no qb development.

    After Kaep is gone, with the few exceptions being Bowman and Staley, this roster is all Baalke’s and what a complete stinker it is. Chip Kelly? I laugh. He’ll sell tickets to the whoopleheads – but not for long. Hard to imagine what this team was three years ago. The funny thing is…. if you look at Jed York (with his premature bald spot and attempt at being a man with a beard that made children vomit) and you study his acts and movements for a minute, you’ll see the terrible York record (without Harbaugh) all makes perfect sense. Who in their right mind follows the 49ers while Jed York owns this circus? Not me… Phuck the 49ers. Phuck Jed York.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Finding talent to build a roster, then coaches to develop that is sorely missing from the niners. Examples are Cardinals and Jaguars.

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Reports say the proposed Kaepernick trade is “dead.” Possibly could be revived if one or the other teams involved give in to desperation. But as of right now we have a $12 million quarterback riding the bench who does not want to be here at all.

    We put the “fun” in dysfunctional, every damned day.

    http://ninerswire.usatoday.com/2016/04/04/report-of-dead-kaepernick-trade-to-broncos-likely-negotiating-ploy/

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kap’s dilemma: go to Denver and get beat out by Mark Sanchez or stay here and get beat out by Blaine Gabbert.

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Touchè Skeebs
    Kaep and his Agents seem to think the Contract he’s working under is transferable, and/or guaranteed.
    It’s all about ‘what have you done for me lately?’

    To wit, they’re shopping his services with Denver and the NYJ, 2 teams at the bottom of the Cap Scale.
    Absolute nonsense.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Broncos could easily restructure a contract or two if they wanted Kap to create salary cap space.
    Right now what’s on the table is a future 4th round pick.
    That must be a blow to Kap’s ego as to how his real value is
    evaluated around the league..

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s just way too much drama involved too Bullit.

    He’s obviously unhappy with a very lucrative Contract in SF, but, feels as though his worth elsewhere, following a series of surgeries and a benching, should carry over.
    Timing and circumstances couldn’t be worse.

    What’s likely to occur is the early conditioning Camp will show some clues as to his health at least.
    Something could develop by the time the Draft begins too.

    I did some digging, relative to the Draft Values between Denver and ourselves.
    The difference between their Pick 31 and our 37th is 70pts.
    The math suggests it amounts to a 4th RDer.
    Curious to see if it comes to that swap and, whether Baalke would seek more?

  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The ‘cake and eat it too’ principle.
    Wants to leave SF, wants to keep the money too.
    Sorta puts him on the island of twisted logic.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap has stated that it’s not about the money.
    Apparently, it is.

  10. robNo Gravatar says:

    The trade talk by Kap’s camp was all about testing the market. Can’t blame them for that. Now IMO he beats out Gabbert and starts for us this year.

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    rob- If he can’t beat out Gabbert his career is over.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    rob

    Why is Kap refusing to take a pay cut good news for the Niners?
    Kap doesn’t want to be here and the team is trying to get rid of him.
    At best he’s going to be very expensive backup.
    Navarro Bowman has come forward and said that something needs to happen or Kap will be a big distraction.

    Keeping Kap would screw this dysfunctional team up even more.
    It would surprise me if he will put in the study time to grasp Kelly’s offense. Much more time watching film and in the classroom is needed. Is Kap capable? This is not in his wheelhouse.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    rob

    Alex Smith garnered the Niners a pair of #2 draft picks.

    Kap can’t even get a current 4th round pick, it’s a future pick.

    Open your eyes, Kap has no market. The NFL knows all his flaws and the behind the scenes BS. Must be some truth to it because Kap has been totally devalued.

  14. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ummmm I think Kap might just have a future at this. Just my opinion but I’ll make an effort here.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Gary Kubiak has spoken with Johnny Manziel, sources said.”

  16. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Manziel, I saw that lol. Elway is playing games and Kap is having none of it…nor should he. Hang in their Kap and force Denver to clear cap space as they easily could if serious. What does Kap have to gain by taking pay cut? Nothing so don’t.
    Kap is holding all the cards vis Bronks and Niners. Time is on his side not Elways tho not really an issue yet. There is no downside for Kap to do *nothing*

    Art of the Deal. Simple

  17. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a beautiful thing to see one player with 2 GMs firmly, uh, by the short hairs so to speak. Niners are richly deserving of course but I shed no tears for the SB champs who are looking to replace Manning cheap. Not going to happen. Kap owes no one nothing.

  18. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Jesus…. this blog and Chuck’s blog? Knucklehead Central! Kaep done? Kaep washed up? Give me a break. Is it the players who suffer from CTE or bloggers here and on Chuck’s blog? You’d think that NJ, Bullit, Chuck, Rob, Skeebers and sometimes Winder all typed with their foreheads and not their fingers.

    Colin Kaepernick is only right now (2015 and 2016)getting paid for taking the 49ers to the Super Bowl, and for taking the team to the NFC Championship game the year after. During those years, he was bargain basement, rookie salary cap, 2nd round pick money that the NFL owners were all too thrilled to pay. For rookies, you don’t get paid what you’re owed until two or three years after, depending on where your rookie contract ends. How many millions did the NFL make off Kaep’s amazing show against the Packers? How many millions did the NFL make watching Kaep and the 49ers orchestrate a come-from-behind win against the Falcons in the playoffs? What about the following year when Kaep and the 49ers beat the Panthers and Packers again, only to lose to a superior Seattle team with a 49er offense that had no other real 49er playmakers (in their prime) other than Kaep? The NFL made millions and Kaep made peanuts. Is that fair? Morons on here will say, “Yeah, he signed a contract.” But of course, it was a rookie contract, designed to protect against JaMarcus Russell busts while also having a nice, corollary benefit of screwing rookies who play great.

    So now, after all of that has transpired, and the league rightly needs to pay Kaep for his highlights and great entertaining plays, the Broncos come calling and want Kaep to take a pay cut? Why would he? Would you? You morons on this blog might claim to think you’d take a pay cut in Kaep’s shoes to play for the Broncos, but you morons have absolutely no clue how it feels to play in the NFL, risking life and limb (literally) on a daily basis, playing for peanuts while owners raking in millions off your great play – with no risk to their health or well-being. Then when you finally are getting paid for two years of fantastic football, the owners (and John Elway) want you to take a substantial pay cut again to play for peanuts? Go phuck yourself. You go risk life, limb and CTE for peanuts and see how you feel about taking a pay cut after you’ve made the owners millions. And morons on this blog think Kaep’s washed up?

    To be fair, Kaep should look at his overall career and see that Elways is a great GM, and the Broncos are well-built, but nobody really knows what Elway is offering Kaep (despite rumors and reports.. nobody). If Elway was offering to tear-up Kaep’s contract and guarantee four years of Kaep’s salary in leiu of Kaep giving back some money this year so Elway could fit him under the cap in Denver, that might work. But I haven’t heard anyone saying that Kaep’s Denver contract would be guaranteed for any significant amount of time – helping Kaep get paid for what he’s already accomplished.

    And what happens if Kaep stays in SF this year, collects his guaranteed money and simply dogs it like he’s done the last two years because his owner is a fool? The 49ers would be forced to part ways with Kaep without getting any compensation, and Kaep would hit the open market with other teams competing for his services. And you idiots.. you complete morons on this blog… believe nobody would want Kaep after the last three years of Kaep dogging it in SF? Look at the qb play in the NFL? The Butt Fumbler is chronically employed. Compare that to Kaep’s play in 2012 and 2013. Do you really think the NFL won’t come calling for Kaep’s services if he dogs it in SF in 2016, collecting the money the NFL owes him for 2012 and 2013’s great play, then hits the open market? Please. Please, morons. Johnny Manziel sucks as a qb — not to mention his off-the-field troubles — but owners are still kicking tires because there just aren’t many human beings out there who can throw a football well. The NFL right now employs Foles, Bradford, Gabbert, Cutler, Hoyer, Sanchez, RGIII, Osweiler and Fitz, and you idiots think Kaep’s done? Please, morons.

    If I’m Kaep, I tell Elway to keep my seat warm and get ready to pay top dollar for my services in 2017 – when I’m nice and rested after taking three years off playing for the league’s worst owner. Elway will understand.

    And do you idiots really think you’re smarter than Elway? John Elway is going after Colin Kaepernick knowing that Kaep’s last two years aren’t Kaep’s fault, but the fault of the stupid 49er organization and its idiotic owner, Jed York. Elway knows the 49ers are dog shit and held Kaep back the last two years. Morons on this blog truly believe that Kaep isn’t an NFL caliber qb, when only two plus years ago, Kaep was better than the current NFL MVP. Put that in perspective. In 2013 Colin Kaepernick was better than Cam Newton. It’s not a coincidence that as the 49er play decreased as a team, so too did their qb’s play. Elway knows if you build back up a team around Kaep, Kaep will once again shine. That’s why he’s interested in Kaep (and Elway knows Baalke and York are bigger idiots than anyone on this blog, which is a legitimate feat).

    Kaep realizes (especially after his mentor, Jim Harbaugh, was smeared by the owners’ network – the NFL Network) that if you don’t make the owners pay you for great play, they never will. If you’re in a position to get paid, you make sure you get paid.

    I’m rooting for Kaep to get paid in SF and let the Yorks smear Kaep in 2016, then watch him play great somewhere else in 2017 – like his mentor, Jim Harbaugh. Then the finger will only point two places – here, at the morons on this blog who once again believed the smear campaign, and the 49er front office.

    Phuckin’ idiots….

  19. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No question Kap should get paid his full contract amount until he gets traded or cut. Team won’t cut him ever. Niners made the deal and it is their responsibility. If there is no trade partner- Broncos- then Kap will stay here and team will make the best of it. Hoping he recovers his form/heart.

    This is not the result of people on any blog wanting to move on but the FO and York smashing the team structure, team and player morale and fan interest. Sure Kap has declined, who hasn’t? My guess is Kap will recover his form likely elsewhere but wherever that is he’s earned every dime.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Not to spoil a good rant, Spit, but I can’t think of anybody on this blog who gives a rat’s patootie what Kap gets paid. How he plays is another matter. Sanchez QBed his team to the title game two years in a row, too. So what. Now he’s on your list of useless QBs. That’s where Kap belongs, too.

  21. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    So, Skeebers, in your estimation Kaep is about as good as Sanchez? Why would the 49ers pickup Kaep’s 11 million in base salary and 15 million against the cap when Sanchez is only being paid 4 million? Regarding monetary value alone, Kaep currently is two or three times as good as Sanchez, and Kaep’s on a horrible 49er team with a bad roster and playing for the 49ers only decreases one’s value.

    Right now, Kaep’s an easy target because he’s got York and Baalke building a team around him. If I was Kaep, I’d dog it on the 49ers this year, collecting my pay, not agreeing to any salary reduction, and then hit the open market next year. If the 49ers traded me to a crappy team, I’d dog it there too until I was able to chose my own destiny. The owners clearly have a rigged system and I believe it’s partly why Jim Harbaugh went back to coaching college. I’d refuse to be a puppet on a string, too.

    For your part, Skeebers, you’re guilty of two things – You love Alex Smith so you can’t see his replacement clearly, but also, while you recognize the overall incompetence of Jed and Trent, you don’t accurately recognize how their incompetence affects the qb position. If you factor both of those two concepts into your overall opinion, of course you wouldn’t think Kaep was very good. And that’s why I lump you in with the rest of the Whoopleheads. You and the rest and keep this debate raging, but I’m done for now. The 49ers, Jed York and all the 49er fans are complete idiots for watching on Sundays.

  22. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    *can “….keep this debate raging….”

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    So spit, if Kappy dogs it this year, other GM’s will pay top dollar for his services next year? I don’t think so. I have always felt he had the potential to be one of the best QB’s in the league. But, it has been obvious that he doesn’t read defenses very well and that he can’t see the whole field most of the time. I do agree that with a top notch OL he would do much better. If he is injury free this year and if our OL can stay relatively healthy we might see a different Kappy. I am not gonna hold my breath. The FO does suck but that isn’t gonna change my love for the team. Go Raiders!

  24. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “It’s been obvious he doesn’t read defenses very well.” Yeah…. all the way to the Super Bowl, you idiot. After Jim Harbaugh had a falling out with the 49ers he got paid else where, didn’t he? Albeit, college, but the 49ers have very little credibility.

    Kaep won’t get paid top dollar next year after he dogs it, but he’ll be in demand. There’s a difference. After dogging it on the 49ers for three years, he’ll need to rebuild his brand, so which team he chooses will be important. If Kaep chooses well, he’ll play well and you idiots will once again be exposed as what you are…. complete morons.

  25. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol. I guess you really don’t follow the Niners or haven’t for the last few years. Our defense got us most of the wins we had and if it wasn’t for Gore we never would have got there. But, I am glad you know more than the rest of the league, and that all the Gm’s this year didn’t want to give kappy his value but they will wait until next year to swoop in. Your the idiot and the moron.

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Broncos readying to take Josh McCown over Kap, unless TB relents to pay the full first year salary of Kap. Read it here first. Advance scoop only found on this blog.

    Who said TB or Kap have leverage. This brainchild of a contract will be the last for the idiot in the NFL.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    At least Manziel has a brain, once he weens himself off of coke.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Schefter: “Denver has agreed to trade four-time Pro-Bowl OT Ryan Clady and a 7th-round pick to the Jets for a 5th-round pick, league sources told ESPN.”

  29. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    “If it wasn’t for Gore and our defense?” Yeah…. Gore and our defense beat the Packers in the playoffs in 2012. Our defense gave up a quick 24 pts to Julio Jones and Falcons, then Kaep and the read option with both Gore and LaMicheal James brought the 49ers back. Super Bowl? Gore and our defense? Wasn’t Flacco throwing the football all over Whitner and Culliver? I seem to remember Whitner and Culliver pointing fingers after the loss, but you’re right, Winder. Maybe when Alex Smith was here it was “Gore and the defense,” but not in 2012 or 2013.

    “And all the GMs this year didn’t want to give Kaep his value.” Phuck me you’re stupid. There’s only one team that had rights to Kaep’s contract this year, and that team exercised those rights. Period.

    It’s like all the morons on these blogs (and you’re one of the most guilty, Winder) don’t get that if a member of the 49ers and doesn’t do well, it’s because the 49ers didn’t maximize their talents. Ted Ginn and Delanie Walker didn’t have good hands (but look at them now). Iupati’s always hurt. Boone’s a malcontent. We don’t need Anthony Davis. Harbaugh and Greg Roman weren’t creative on offense (but look at them now). Kaep can’t read defenses, (but wait until he goes else where).

    I love how Winder and others can’t understand that Jim Tomsula only hurt Kaep’s value. “Man, I thought for sure under Tomsula Kaep would advance and learn to read defenses better… I did NOT see that one coming.” Idiots.

  30. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Broncs trade an OT for a pick but now that I read the short article:

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/report-broncos-trade-clady-clear-near-9m-cap

    …I see that whut they really done was clear up yuuuge Kap space = 9 million. Okay now that makes sense to sign a certain QB. Tom it’s not going to be the geriatric Josh McCoun who is 36

  31. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So Broncs now have cap space = $9 Mil.Buh bye Colin

  32. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors just beat the Grizz by 1 late 100-99. 71 wins with SA coming up Sunday.

  33. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    If the Broncos did trade Clady to make room for Kaep, that’s a win for Kaep. The Broncos have a good defense, good coaching and a great GM. They also have good wide receivers and Gary Kubiak and Elway have great chemistry. All Elway would have to do is draft an OT in the draft and find a few running backs – then the absolute idiots on this blog would get to watch as Kaep eventually repeated his 2012 / 13 performance. If that happens, and it’s still a big “if,” the morons on this blog will only be faced with the reality they were either racists or their Alex Smith hard-ons clouded their judgement. Did you idiots really think Kaep was going to be good under Jim Tomsula?

    When Peyton Manning was with the Colts, he recommended to then GM Bill Polian that the Colts draft Colin Kaepernick to be Manning’s backup and eventual replacement. That could come to fruition in Denver, and if it does, John Elway will be well on his way to being one of the best (if not “the” best) GMs in the NFL. Win a Super Bowl with Manning, then the very next year fleece a stupid NFL organization of their Super Bowl experienced QB, and the team doesn’t miss a beat? That’s a solid GM. The city of Denver already loves Elway. If Elway can pull off a Clady/Kaep move, the city will collectively cream its jeans with enhanced Elway love.

    Then the only thing the 49ers will have to offer is a college football coach and a GM whose only real qualification is owner ass-kisser. The above is all still a big if, but the only thing fun about the 49ers is how stupid the owner is. I’m no longer a 49er fan, but if the Broncos trade for Kaep, I might become a Broncos fan.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty is the spineless tool who crawled back under his rock after Alex Smith led the Niners back twice against the Aints.
    Spitty swore that Alex Smith was incapable and when proven wrong he just crawled back under the rock.
    Now he resurfaces making bold statements. That space under the rock is ready when he bails again.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I never bought into that BS argument that if you were critical against Kap you were a racist.
    That’s just a sad excuse from the likes of Chuckles and Spitty because they have nothing else to stand on. Weak.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The SB QB that whiffed on the End Zone Fade to Crabtree how many times Spit?
    Which, in turn made him, The Losing QB in said SB.

    Elway, the Geneous GM that pissed away 2 Picks on VD, on a half year rental?
    And,got ZERO production from that deal.
    Same Elway who mortgaged the future Cap, to grab a Ring for Peyton’s Swan Song?
    Seems to me Baalke is setting Elway up for another Pick, maybe 2?
    Kubiak might do well for Kaep in terms of needing the mobility, which Peyton had none of.
    However, Peyton could dissect a Defensive adjustment with his eyes closed.
    If Kaep could ever get within a whiff of Peyton’s football IQ, he’ll be worth the expense.
    Thus far, Kaep has been a ‘system fit’, predicated on his athleticism. Something Harbaugh and Roman were able to have some success with.
    Once teams found the formula, Kaep disappeared.
    Remember the Rams games last year?
    The one where Torrey Smith is left uncovered, and Kaep didn’t even look his way?
    That is a prime example of a QB that doesn’t know what he’s looking at pre-snap.
    He’s simply running the plays.

    In case you missed it…..

    http://tinyurl.com/gl9ax5w

  37. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    So NJ, because Kaep threw fades to Crabtree in the Super Bowl, he lost the Super Bowl and you’d rather have Blaine Gabbert? Shut up, NJ. You’re the biggest idiot in town.

  38. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Elway did put together a SB winning D and enough of an O to git ‘er done so cap space and overpaying for VD is forgivable. Yeah I’ll root for DEN if Kap is there because of the promise he showed and the bum deal he got from the FO. Like all of us. Has the NFL figured him out to where CK can never be effective again? Unknown but worth taking a flyer thinks Elway. Kubiak may have a few things to say about that.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No Spit, Kaep COULDN’T throw fades to Crabtree.
    Has nothing to do with Gabbert, other than the fact that Gabbert eventually took the job from him.

    It’s called Kaep has no touch as a passer Geneous.
    Sort of goes along with playing the QB position don’t you think?
    And, since Torrey was left uncovered in the Rams game, I guess we can assume what?
    Kaep doesn’t see the field very well either.
    Go back to the Shire idiot.

  40. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jaworski thinks Kap should go to DEN as the fastest way to get back on track. Me too. Article at NN says DEN positioning itself to bring the big guy over =

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/4/9/11400050/broncos-trade-ryan-clady-to-jets-clears-cap-space-for-colin-kaepernick

    Long interesting comments section today

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Report from NOLA that Will Smith has been killed over a fender bender.
    WTF?

    http://tinyurl.com/h29zh4q

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Fact of the matter is Kap can be had for a future 4th round pick and there are no takers. Speaking of fades in the Super Bowl did one of Kap’s passes hit Crabtree in the hands or even had a 50/50 chance of being caught? The one pass that did hit Crabtree in the hands was short of the goal line and the db was riding him out of bounds short of the goal line.
    Kap is inconsistent and indecisive which causes 80%v of his sacks.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I guess Spitty missed the play where the two Niner WRs were left uncovered and were jumping up and down and Kap ran the running play called. That showed total lack of field awareness on Kap’s part and shows he’s just going through the motions as “robo-QB”.

    Total embarrassment for the Niner’s that day defined by that one play.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner preseason schedule

    Week 1: vs Houston Texans (August 11-15)
    Week 2: @ Denver Broncos (August 18-22)
    Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers (August 25-28)
    Week 4: @ San Diego (Thursday, September 1)

  45. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NYJ substituted Clady for the retired D’Brickashaw Ferguson. Still hard against the salary cap and need to sign QB Fitzpatrick and 3-4 DE Mo Wilkerson.

    They could trade for Anthony Davis for needed help at RT. Due to TB mega failure on Tank to succeed Justin and Ravens able to snare Buckner at #6, MO for AD trade needs to happen.

    TB likes to build a roster via draft so every core player is a value. DLINE will be a weakness like last year unless 3-4 ready Buckner or Mo on roster.

  46. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Does a draft day trade for Mo hinge on whether we get Buckner at #7?

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Donte Whitner releaed by the Browns and is looking to sign with the Rams.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If anyone contends that Kap can read a defense let me just show you this again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2MUiIcwQPM

    Now sit down and shut up.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom I like that we’re sitting on Cap space in situations like this.
    Denver and NYJ are in a similar squeeze.
    Mismanaged Cap, QB needs, and in the NYJ case, an F-Tagged Mo.
    Jets provided some relief for Denver by taking Clady.
    Problem there is, Clady misses a ton of time.
    D’Brick was an Iron Horse.
    AD screwed Baalke last year by his late decision to take a year off.
    I think Baalke is returning the favor by giving him a cold shoulder now too.

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the rub with Denver and Kaep Bullit – At least according to Klis in Denver –

    “According to a source, the Broncos offered Kaepernick a $7 million salary because that’s the going rate for elite backup quarterbacks. The Broncos are only offering Kaepernick a chance to compete with Mark Sanchez for their starting quarterback position.”

    http://tinyurl.com/ha287zv

    Kaep seems to think he’s just going to sit on his A$$ and collect from SF apparently?
    He could easily be benched, ala last year and lose game checks perhaps?
    My understanding is his salary was guaranteed for injury this year?
    If they deact him, he may lose money in SF too?
    Not sure how that all plays out if he isn’t dealt by Draft Weekend.
    Stay tuned I guess?

    What pisses me of with all of this is, his unwillingness to compete and be the leader, which is why he got this deal in the first place.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Further Bakkentom, NYJ may have freed up a little space for Fitz, with the D’Brick/Clady move but, they’ve done nothing to pay Mo.

    Their Cap situation is atrocious.
    They’ll have to deal Mo unless, they miraculously find a sucker to restructure, to fit him in.
    Revis is a $17M hit by himself.
    And knowing what Revis has bilked them out of over the years with holdouts and such, I don’t see him throwing a dime on the table at this point.
    Mo will likely be dealt, I’d certainly entertain his services if feasible.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My fear is that Baalke will draft Connor Cook in the second round as the future. Cook is another MSU QB Drew Stanton who was also a second round pick for the Cards and has been mediocre and he has been a backup for 8 years now and 31 years old.

    Hoping that Goff is there when they pick at #7 because he’s one of those guys who was born to be a QB and thinks QB all the time.

  53. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Balkey, Paarag and the rest of the FO geniuses shoulda followed through with their negotiating ploy of inducing Kap to agree to take hella fewer bucks “so we can pay other key players on the mighty Niners to keep us competitive”. Kap sucked it up, took the stooge contract he now has and what did the Niners do? They shit canned the coach, destroyed the team, the franchise and are now being rewarded with a disgruntled QB. Niners are reaping what they so diligently have sown. I fail to muster any sympathy

  54. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors now tied w/Jordan led Bulls = 72 wins. Yahoooo!

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Total clusterphuk Phil.
    Perfect storm of non sequitur-ism.
    Nothing adds up.

  56. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The only problem I have with us rebuilding through the draft is that you really need to draft good players. We don’t do that here. It’s a proven fact. If Baalky passes on Goff it will hurt this team down the road. There are always fat men for the line in every draft, we need a legit QB.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Can you name the strongest unit on the Niner team?
    If you look closely this team really has a talent shortage, almost like an expansion team.

    In 2015 Baalke insisted this was a reload and not a rebuild.
    2016 is a rebuild especially putting two more vets on the trading block.

    Baalke is responsible for letting the roster erode to this state.

    From a team that full of talent we now have only a handful of players another team might covet. This is all on the front office and Trent Baalke.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Baalke is going all in on this year’s draft. He has 12 picks. He needs to hit on 8 of the 12 picks with 5 of those picks to make an immediate impact.
    Baalke shunned Free Agency for help maybe because he had so many misses last season? He missed on Dockett, Wright, Pears and Bush. Now it’s all bout the rookie crop?

    Baalke is at the end of the road and has let his ego cloud his judgement. The strongest and most successful teams in the NFL
    have a strong bond between the Head Coach and the GM. Baalke just couldn’t bring himself to work with Harbaugh and this is what we’re left with, the old dumpster fire.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Will Smith. Smith was shot six times in the chest and his wife was shot twice. The guy who shot him obviously didn’t want Smith to live.

  60. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I read somewhere that Smith and his wife were partying with a cop who had previously shot the guys dad who shot Smith. If that’s the case why didn’t he shoot the cop. Total waste of life.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon’s bro in arms: “Josh Gordon failed another drug test.”

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    How many chances they give nowadays? Is it 3strikes and your out?

  63. winderNo Gravatar says:

    There was a time in my life where I loved my pot. But I’m pretty sure I would have given it up in a heartbeat if I could’ve made millions playing football. Party till you drop Josh.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Anthony Davis can stay in retirement. That fat slob won’t apply for reinstatement until all the hard work and OTAs are done.
    He has always been lazy and this further proves he has no heart.

    AD expects to show up in June and be handed his paycheck and the starting job.

    If he was serious about coming back he’d be working out with his team mates after taking a year’s vacation.

  65. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    bullit, could it be that AD was asked not to participate since a trade is being worked out. Do not want to give him or be exposed to a playbook?

  66. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Trading A Davis would be wise from a morale POV since his desire to play and be a good teammate is doubtful. So from that POV why keep him around? Naturally we prolly will keep ’em then to shore up (it is hoped) a rotten OL. Whatever. This comic strip is getting old and entirely predictable since Sir Dork a Lot started implementing his grand vision for hanging SB banners. Kap and Davis are merely the last to go.

    No worries Balkey has a great OG “Salty Two Toes” in for a look see and maybe take a spot on the All ACL Team we feature.

  67. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Mo brings star power. Jed needs to sell seats. Mo is easily affordable.

    There is not an all pro on this roster. Bowman? Good luck with this dline.

    Until locked up, NYJ can listen to trade offers 24/7. Why is TB risking losing out on a huge missing key to unlock the youth and potential on this D. This GM killing offseason can be reclaimed with a Mo deal.

    Is Jed and TB purposely tanking this year?

  68. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Build through the draft. Show me the beef. Not this year. 12 picks,so phucking what.

    In first 3 rounds all we have are our own picks. Remember when we had two 2nd’s spent on Tank and Vance MacDonald. Remember the three 3rd’s spent on Marcus Martin, Chris Borland, and Brandon Thomas.

    Fan base will not stick around for 2015 redux. Mo is the only cure. An established star, drafted and developed by a different team that knows D.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This offseason is like a serious case of constipation. The fudge packers don’t even want to get near it.

    Blow off the cork with Mo. Just think of him like a giant enema. Let it flow, baby.

  70. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Could be Mo would make a nice difference, I’ll take your word for it until someone comes up with reasons ‘why not’. Which I haven’t heard yet so maybe you got sumptin’. Agree the DL, former strength of the team, will not be good this year due to lack of depth/talent. Nor will any of the other units except maybe Dawson.

  71. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Why does Balkey love him some broke down players we all wonder?

    Berman has a nice piece on this mystery which is our GM:

    http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/49ers-trent-baalke-team-acl-amini-silatolu-frank-gore/

    “Does Baalke try too hard to see Gore’s intangibles in other ACL-stricken players who fall through the draft cracks and receive little to no interest in free agency? It would appear so, and that strategy has come at a cost to Baalke and the 49ers.”

    “It takes more than an optimistic viewpoint for Baalke to keep doing this. It takes stubbornness and a deaf ear to critics, as “Team ACL” long ago became a running punchline among smart-ass fans and writers alike (as seen at the top of this story)”

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another possibility for the Oline.
    Unfortunately he can’t stay healthy.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/source-49ers-expected-meet-silatolu

  73. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NYJ needs OT help bad. Opportunity?

    D’Brick forced to accept lower pay, instead retires. For the same pay the more talented glass-kneed Ryan Clady is the new LT. NYJ has a no-name, no talent Brent Giacomini at RT.

    We swap our #7 for NYJ’s #20 and get Mo. NYJ can now draft a
    still available? Ronnie Stanley at LT or Jack Conklin at RT.

    At #20 RT Taylor Decker, RT Shon Coleman, and edge rushers still there.

  74. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The above trade will allow TB to keep his job, and kiss his biceps on stage when it is announced.

    Still has AD as trade bait for ?????

  75. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    So we hold off on a trade to see if Buckner is still there at #7.

    NYJ holds off on a trade to see if Ronnie Stanley is still there.

    Draft day trades pending. AD, Kap, an OLB like Lemonier are being queued up.

    Or nothing, with more calls for TB’s head on a stick.

  76. 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
Closest To The Pin
  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
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
Skeebers: 6-10

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