The Dulcet Tones of Pad Whacking

The Singletary Hill is back at the 49ers’ Training Camp, in the form of a 30 degree ramp. And right away, sending chills down the spine of every reasonably cognizant fan, video emerged of Jed York chubbing and huffing his way up this ramp. Just one of the guys. NOOOOOOOOO!!! Go away! Make yourself invisible!

Sunday was the first padded practice and right away the O-line got trampled. The guards were shoved back on their butts and RT Trent Brown gave up about 5 sacks to Elvis Dumerville and Arik Armstead. Somehow, though, mostly maligned QB Brian Hoyer had a great day heaving the ball around. Maybe it’s because “sacks” in practice are hand taps on the QB’s hips rather than shoulder pads bored into his ribs.

The defense looked great in camp last year, too, BTW. We all know how that worked out when the season rolled around.

The D-line looks like a keeper, though — long termish. It’s got a rookie, a couple of oldies, a second year guy, and a third year fellow. The LBs are a weak bunch against the pass. Depending how fast Reuben Foster grasps the pro game and how well his shoulder holds up, this group could get better as the year unfolds.

There doesn’t seem to be a silver lining for the secondary, though. This is a mediocre group, even though former GM Trent Baalke kept drafting CBs and safeties by the boatload. Jimmy Ward is supposed to hold it all together on the back end as the FS, but he’ll miss half of TC with a hamstring issue.

Fifth round rookie TE George Kittle has been a bright spot for the receiving corps, along with speedster WR Marquis Grissom. These two should have pretty good years in 2017 — if Hoyer has time to throw. And that’s a big IF.




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34 comments on “The Dulcet Tones of Pad Whacking
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    At least we are starting the year with some positives. Dumping much of last years dead weight is a sign that things are changing. It’s a brand new system and the Oline will need some time to figure it out. The defense is usually ahead of the offense at this point anyway. Looking forward to some fun football this year. But, Jed really does have to be a ghost and stay the hell away from the everything.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Eric Reid, Keith Reaser and George Kittle will not practice today. They are day to day.”

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners’ safeties are going down fast: “Jaquiski Tartt seems to have injured his left oblique. He’s in a lot of pain.”

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Not all bad news: “Reuben Foster had his third interception in four practices.”

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Then again: “OLB Jimmie Gilbert suffered a torn ACL. Will have surgery, and figure out next step. BJ Johnson has potential partial tear of hamstring.”

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    First line of the year.
    Niners are a 6 point underdog at levis to the Panthers

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I figured it would have been a little higher with all the new players. It must mean Vegas doesn’t know what we have either.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Chargers guard Forrest Lamp became the 8th NFL player to blow out an ACL in the last six days.”

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another Baalke guy hits the road: “League source: The 49ers plan to release WR Bruce Ellington today.”

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Frank Gore has topped 1,200 yards from scrimmage for 11 STRAIGHT YEARS. The longest streak in NFL history.”

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore has had 2600 yards total offense and 15 TDs since Baalke
    determined with his keen offensive mind that Gore was finished.
    Would’ve liked to see #21 finish out his career as a Niner.

    Baalke was a horrible GM who destroyed a playoff caliber team.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Gore was what made Harbaugh’s offense work. He was a human bowling ball. He should be a first ballot HOFer though he probably won’t because of SF bias.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Gore, Willis and Justin Smith from those teams deserve to be in the HoF. Each of them was the best of their time at their position.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Rookie RB Joe Williams is coming on strong. RB coach Bobby Turner had a little talk with him about finishing plays.”

    The Hyde era might be a very short one.

  15. winderNo Gravatar says:

    This is probably nothing but I just finished a FF team and while I was there I clicked on Vance McDonalds name and it said he was on his way to Baltimore. I couldn’t find anything to back that up though. But that wouldn’t surprise me at all, dump that salary.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Baltimore needs TEs, IIRC, due to some injuries.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Kyle Shanahan says Malcolm Smith and Joshua Garnett have serious injuries and he’s holding out hope they can help the team this season.”

    Doesn’t sound good.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Malcolm Smith is out for the season. Torn pec.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Joshua Garnett (knee) could be out month or more.”

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Season shaping up nicely. Suck for Sam, nice ring to it.

    Some NN commenters suggested Garnett has loose cartilage floating in the knee and out 2 to 8 weeks. Brandon Fusco, come on down.

    No big pickups. Stay the course. Suck for Sam. That was the FO plan all along.

    Cheers!

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From the Kirk Cousins piece above:

    “Although the majority of this piece is a summary of his limitations as a quarterback, there is a lot to like about Kirk Cousins — but not at his estimated asking price. He is not currently an elite or franchise quarterback, but he is a serviceable starting NFL quarterback who has many positive traits that allow him to excel in the right scheme, provided he is surrounded by the right talent. Cousins isn’t going to make a bad team good, but he could make a good team better”

    So we can build an oline and draft a franchise QB. Next April.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jay Cutler signs with the Dolphins.

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ooooohhhhh. I can just hear chuck now. LOLOLOL.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Oh Boy. Say it ain’t so….

    http://tinyurl.com/yanytsaq

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    One of Cutlets finest, against us of course.

    http://49ersoutsider.com/?p=6104

    I remember the two INT’s the muslim BLM cop hater threw. Poorly thrown ball to rookie CB Kyle Fuller. The second was the typical MO of staring down a receiver. The safety watched his eyes and with a running start stepped in front of receiver.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How’s this for a consolation prize?

    http://tinyurl.com/yc992dku

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, the NFL just got worse.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Conte was the S. Looking off Safeties takes practice. Confidence in knowing where receivers are to be and their speed. Also keep the Helmut not pointing to receiver until throw is made. Move the eyes, not the helmut.

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Love the comments. That is a tough crowd.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder he’s like a cat.
    9-Lives and then some.
    Considering the shape of the League in general under Goodell, how much worse could it get? 😀

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What is with these guys. TB ruined a team, quickly. And recently.

    Believe he came from NDSU. Go back, and with the ill-gotten gains, buy some land in ND. Ranching is easy up here. Enough rain during the full year provides free grazing food for cattle and free watering.

    Get out of football.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This from PFT. Hoyer for only 6 mil, hmmmm. Get what you pay for. O will be ugly.

    Posted by Mike Florio on August 6, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT

    AP
    New Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler reportedly will have a $10 million base salary for 2017, plus incentives. Setting aside the incentives (the triggers and the amounts are currently unknown), the contract is a bargain for Miami.

    Twenty-two starters will make more than $10 million this year, with a $5 million gap between Cutler and No. 22: New Bears quarterback Mike Glennon.

    Only two projected Week One starters not operating on slotted rookie deals will make less than Cutler this year: Brian Hoyer ($6 million) and Josh McCown ($6 million).

    With Cutler clearly the best available option, he arguably could have pushed for more. The Dolphins found a way to get him to agree to play for very low-end starter money. Which is the silver lining in the sh-tstorm the descended on South Florida when Ryan Tannehill‘s knee buckled on Thursday.

    The incentives will tell more of the story. But Cutler could have driven a harder bargain, if he’d wanted to. The fact that he’s returning for less than he could have gotten suggests that he realizes the opportunity he now has to fight for his first postseason berth since his second season in Chicago, seven long years ago.

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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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