OTA Waltz

The 49ers held some OTAs last week, and the guys were running around in their shorts doing athletic stuff. Titillating entertainment for the female population. Wimpy fake football to us manly men.

The Niner beat writers seem very impressed with Kyle Shanahan‘s command of commanding the troops. I’m not readily able to remember if they were impressed with Jim Tomsula and/or Chip Kelly, too, but we’ll assume for the sake of Happy Happy that they were much more muted in assessing these two former train wrecks during their OTA time.

Speaking of train wrecks, Brandon Jacobs. Probably time for this ridiculous Jim Harbaugh hater to get his brain checked for CTE. A positive diagnosis would allow us to feel sorry for him. Otherwise, it’s a hearty round of LMAOs for old Brandon. Good luck on your vow to get Harbaugh fired from Michigan because he “knows nothing about football.”

Yet another reminder that there are entities out there who inhabit a totally different planet than the one most of us are familiar with.

The Depth Chart page on the 49ers web site is blank, so we have no idea what the pecking order is for the 90 guys currently signed by the team. When this page finally gets updated, we’ll have our first glimpse into the mind of Shanahan. Hopefully, this nebulous area will prove to be vastly larger and deeper than the cranial contents of Tomsula and Kelly.

We could, of course, guess at some of the hierarchy of this depth chart, but this site prefers to keep its guess work confined to topics such as other people’s worth, their motives, their proximity to unintelligent life form, the size of various objects which they might be able to stuff up a certain bodily orifice which shall go unnamed — you know, fun stuff.

In the meantime, there are a few more weeks of OTAs, so stay tuned for up-to-the-minute reports that may or may not be worth mentioning.




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14 comments on “OTA Waltz
  1. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Was just going to comment on general feelings going into TC but this NN article took those words right out of my mouth.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2017/5/31/15718748/john-lynch-interview-2017-nfl-draft-class-defensive-nucleus

    So who are the old men imparting wisdom? Brooks, maybe Byrd, Staley, Garcon. Hoyer is under thirty. Hoping we can get 2 yrs out of Byrd as FS.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Verizon feeling the competition. NFL mobile is free with 24/7 NFL Network, live local, and live Sun/Mon/Thurs night games. Smartphones but no tablets. Unlimited data and 4G most everywhere.

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/181749-offseason-all22-film-study/page59/

    “Nothing says “downhill” more than an I formation. The death of the split back formations imo coincided with the evolution of the slot WR, and the linebackers getting faster and faster. It used to be easier to run to the sidelines. Now linebackers are faster than some RBs, and way faster than OLmen. I believe it was Holmgren that saw this and put an end to the split back formations that Walsh used so often.

    A horizontal running game does compliment a WCO passing game. When a defense over compensates one way, attach the other. All short range for that high percentage WCO stuff. Then the defense creeps up to compensate for the short range stuff, take a shot deep.”

    Interesting. Lots of interest in slot WR (Kerley, Trent Taylor, Cole Hikutini) to attempt to negate the speed of ILB’s to flow to the RB’s behind the LOS and before the downhill cut. ILB’s forced to respect the slot WR first.

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Game Pass also available with Verizon’s NFL Mobile. Next season $99.99 starts Aug 1. Get it now is $49.99. This is all on a Verizon Smartphone.

  5. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Byrd might be a decent backup at this point, but he’s not the guy you remember from a few years back. The game has taken its toll on his body.

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/06/02/nfl-season-reports-grades-cardinals-rams-49ers-seahawks

    Not much on SF and SEA. Good chances for W’s in 2017 are CHI and both games with LAR.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2017/6/3/15714422/five-reasons-to-keep-blaine-gabbert-beyond-2017

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/cardinals-tyrann-mathieu-blaine-gabbert-49ers-quarterback-colin-kaepernick/aqym67rq0yvr165og8uvndkbt

    Colin destroyed whatever reputation he had in 2015. The Card’s debacle was after they dumbed down the playbook which also helped the D to key on the very simple O.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have signed Elvis Dumervil.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All of a sudden two above average WRs are available in Maclin and Eric Decker who are both unrestricted FAs.

    Might the Niners take a look at Decker? stay tuned.

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Keeping the DC’s on their heels. Why so many TE’s? Why Kyle Juszczyk? Exactly.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2017/6/3/15733106/robert-mays-article-49ers-kyle-shanahan-juszczyk

    Kyle has 4 non-vowels in last name.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://ninerswire.usatoday.com/2017/06/05/bubble-watch-winners-and-losers-from-49ers-elvis-dumervil-signing/3/

    Doom pickup is to light a fuse under Lynch. Remember Dockett. Doom can always be among the last cuts. We have enough athletes and youth on the front seven. Doom would cause us to cut one.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Decker, too. NYJ hellbent on #1 for Sam Darnold from USC in 2018.

  13. 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
 
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Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
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Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
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