Divisional Flip Flop

The Cardinals and Seahawks have owned the NFC West in recent years, but they both look ready to eat some humble pie this coming year.

Hahahaha!

I don’t have any particular beef with the Cardinals, who are led by one of the classiest guys to ever play the game — Larry Fitzgerald. The only boasting behavior from that team came from their HC, Bruce Arians, and it was almost solely directed at the Seahawks, who deserve any uncomplimentary remarks anyone in the league throws their way.

But injuries, age, inflated salaries and egos, and bad luck in the draft have finally conspired to knock the swagger out of Seattle. They’ve acquired a rep as poor winners and poor losers. They missed the playoffs last year and won’t come close this year, either. Welcome to the bottom feeder club, assholes.

The Rams made themselves the team to beat this year by winning the division last year and conducting a Super Bowl or Bust offseason. Their DC, Wade Phillips, has a chance to create the kind of stifling defense that he put together in Denver and rode to an SB title in 2015. Beating them will be a stiff challenge for the Niners.

Poor old Detroit. They haven’t done anything right since they took down the 10-0 Packers on Thanksgiving Day in 1962, beating them 26-14 in an NFL stunner. Now they hire a squeaky clean fellow from the Patriots to run their team and it turns out he has a 22 year old skeleton in his closet. Tough to see Matt Patricia surviving this one. The Lions may have to take the unprecedented step of firing an HC before he even coaches one game.

Being famous sure isn’t the public image cakewalk it used to be. Be thankful you’re a nobody, Outsiders!



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130 comments on “Divisional Flip Flop
  1. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I wouldn’t totally discount the Seattle just yet. They still have Wilson and he is probably good for a few wins all on his own. Just like all the teams in our division we are gonna have to wait and see who pans out. I am hoping that all the new additions to the Rams will be a conflict of attitudes. Maybe Goff isn’t all that if we can put some pressure on him and contain Gurley Somewhat. Our draft class of this year should tell us just how good/bad our way of thinking is.

  2. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams aren’t sneaking up on anyone like they did last year. I don’t think their sailing will be as smooth.

    Our season will go as far as our defense, namely our pass rush, takes us. I think the DBs should be fine. We are better and deeper than last year. Again, though, without a pass rush, we will struggle to get teams off the field.

    Jimmy G has better weapons, a better line, and more time to assimilate Shanahan’s offense. So, scoring shouldn’t be the issue it so recently was.

  3. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle is transitioning to man blocking (remember Mike Solari?) instead of their past ZBS, so who knows? Maybe they still struggle with pass pro. They have a lot of questions up front and changing schemes, coaches, and personnel could slow their roll.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags have lost 3/4 of their secondary and Avril and Bennett from their pass rush. They are in rebuild mode and I doubt if their defense will rank in the top half this year especially with ken Norton as their new DC.
    Norton didn’t exactly have great success as the Raiduh DC. He might be a decent LB coach but is still unproven calling a Defense

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Those Rams are going to be exciting this year. They kept their O intact, Cooks replacing Watkins.

    That DL will be fierce and stress our IOL. Good luck with scheming against it, a battle royale. Suh and Donald, all 4 downs. Weak on the edge and ILB.

    All new FA and Pettis and McGlinchey need to bring their all to learn and execute a full game plan with in game adjustments. KS does not want dummies, OL or skill players.

  6. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Brockers is no slouch on the end either. The big tackles can line up anywhere in their four man fronts and they may have a new guy at OLB/DE that fits the Aldon Smith role in the SmithBros style. Donald is looking at another record year and their secondary is as good as their d-line and Wade Phillips to scheme it.

    Rams got rid of their kneelers, so they’re playing football.

    Garoppolo will return to human form.

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ball out quickly negates a pass rush every time –
    Looking forward to an old fashioned Bill Walsh WCO tempo.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    6 year contracts for JL and KS, concurrently. No hurry and build a solid foundation.

    Our D is cheap, reflecting the attention to it with high picks in recent drafts. CB and edge can be the budget breakers.

    Emphasis at identifying premium talent that dropped into 3rd or later rounds to fit scheme and desired athleticism has a good chance of keeping the cost of this CB group low and succeeding to make the DB group above average by 2019.

    Edge very cheap and needs addressing in 1st Rd in 2019 draft.

    WR is a wild card. Avoid risk and stick with FA’s. Pettis has the maturity and football IQ to make him safe in the foundation build.

    How long will Staley be top tier? We only have one 1st next April and probably #15 to #20 or so. Edge or LT from Staley decline?

    Do we have no choice but trade up that 1st into #10 to #15 and get one of the top 5 edge rushers. Or pay huge dollars for edge FA and grab Staley 2.0?

    Seems it is OT and edge that has to get 1st Rd picks.

    Another observation. Jimmy G exposed himself dearly in quest for the big contract. KS needs to curb that.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Foster’s day in court this morning.

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    She is sure selling her side of the story hard. Confident.

    How is she concealing her payday. Bitcoin? She has been paid very well, thank you Jed.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Reuben Foster attorney to accuser Ennis:
    Did Mr Foster ever hit you?
    No sir
    You lied because in your words you wanted to take him down?
    Yes sir (cries, grabs tissue)
    To ruin his career?
    Yes sir (cries)
    Because this breakup was final?
    Yes sir. I’m sorry. I apologize to everybody”

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like she spent some time in jail in Louisiana for a false DV claim, too.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Elissa Ennis also admitted to stealing more than $8,000 and two men’s Rolex watches from Reuben Foster.”

    Who needs TWO Rolex watches?

  14. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    The DA will still get him for something.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a bling thing, skeebs.

    A status thing, kinda like tats.

    Get with it.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What are they teaching in school these days. This curriculum must be on the internet somewhere.

    Start Internet search with “shakedown 101, for women only”.

    What’s mine is mine, and yours is mine. What’s so hard to understand, knucklehead.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This woman went to the same school. Trial by facebook. Laws, we don’t need your steenking laws.

    Reuben gets slimed. The cops get slimed. Both of them face no repercussions. They are society’s victims.

    http://wtvr.com/2018/05/07/body-cam-footage-released-after-racism-accusations-go-viral/

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Judge Nona L. Klippen will announce her ruling on whether Reuben Foster will stand trial on Wednesday, May 23, at 3:30PM.”

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Oops Sorry that was the report that followed

    Maybe Skkebs can delete the previous post

    Here is the correct link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHOSwNarw6Q

  20. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    It used to be that when a witness admitted lying on police reports and sworn statements everything else coming out of that person is considered equally unreliable. Her “yes, sirs” can be taken as “no sirs” and “I’m a lying little shit and everything I say has been bought and paid for.”

    They try to make it appear that young Reuben is a choir boy, except for the minor fact of his established pattern of thug behavior.
    Tampering with a drug test sample.
    Sent home from the combine for a physical fight with a hospital guy.
    Arrested for marijuana in Tuscaloosa.
    Illegal weapons possession. (I guess the girl WASN’T lying about the illegal weapons, just everything else. Right?)

    No compunction about lying, deception or ignoring the law.

    Dragged the girl out of his house multiple times and smashed her phone so that she had to have a guy she flagged down help her call 911, but yeah, I see now how it was all made up.

    The obvious reason for this attitude is on display in today’s so-called court for the privileged few and the unflagging support of his fans.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, where did you suddenly get the charge that Foster tampered with his drug test?

    Facts are he submitted a urine sample that was considered “diluted” which the NFL then automatically classifies it as a positive. Where is the tampering?

    I suggest you read rthis account from NFL.com

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000801347/article/alabama-lb-reuben-foster-had-positive-drug-test-at-combine

    What happened to “due process” and “innocent until proven guilty” which are foundations of the Constitution?

  22. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Fake news.

  23. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    If she lies about the punches and the dog, I think you can apply that to the phone. And do’t forget she was jailed in 2011 for lying to the cops about being assaulted. But who needs facts! The narrative is much more important.

  24. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Lay down with snakes your gonna get bit. People are gonna believe what they want to.

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    FYI

    http://insidethepylon.com/pylon-u/teams-ncaa/division-ia-fbs/fbs-independents/notre-dame-fighting-irish/2018/05/18/secret-behind-notre-dames-offensive-line-harry-hiestand/

    For a college OT, McGlinchey is incredibly polished, especially in the passing game. The best pass sets are ‘smooth and quiet’. Look at how ‘quiet’ McGlinchey’s movements are. His arms are not pumping to help him move back, his kick steps are quick, powerful and not over exaggerated, and his upper body is relaxed but upright. The less variables or moving parts in a pass set, the better. You want to be relaxed, but ready to strike. You want to move back quickly, but be balanced with your feet apart. It may sound counter-intuitive, and may be hard to explain, but you see someone like McGlinchey do it and it becomes a little more clear.

  26. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Foster admitted to police he broke two of Ennis’ phones. So you can apply that to the punches and the dog. Or maybe phones just shouldn’t piss him off, like small dogs and women.

    Police photographed and reported a swollen lip, scratches, cuts and scrapes.

    I don’t know how familiar you are with such injuries but the difference between hour-old injuries and two-day-old injuries is easily distinguished, especially by LEOs familiar with such.

    You guys want to support a punk ass bitch who beats on women for no reason other than he plays for the Niners? At least he didn’t do something unforgivable like talk about gays or harm animals, oh, wait…

    Next thing you know Foster will be taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest domestic violence and you all will hold him up as a hero.

  27. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- if they can tell about the bruising they will take it to trial. I don’t believe the truth has been told but I do believe the girls story is full of holes. Instead of convicting Foster on the evidence so far I don’t see how they can do it. There is plenty of reasonable doubt to not throw the guys life away. Broken phones or not.

  28. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh no chear. If you hate the game and hate the team what’s the deal? What do you watch?

  29. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Take a knee Jesus get over it. You don’t have to like the protest but it is a right in the constitution.

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Who is paying for her attorney.

    Or did it go something like this. Atty senses a big pay day. For x dollars she arranges a different story to allow the client to recant the DV. Reuben/Jed transfer a sum of money undetectable to the law office of Ennis’s new lawyer. Case closed.

    Reuben has his career intact. Niners have a solid Mike for x years.

    No victims anymore. Plea bargain the gun charge to a misdemeanor. Stop wasting taxpayer money on a victimless crime.

    Fact. At most 5% of criminal cases go to trial. DA’s are an elected office. They get reelected on a high percentage of criminal cases won. They only go to court for slam dunks.

    Can they win given the potential jury pool. How is that jury going to judge given the facts here.

    California has much much more serious crime to deal with. The political class in SF Bay Area is hopeless on law enforcement.

    Move on. Hopefully the judge has sense and throws out the two DV related charges. DA plea bargains or drops the gun charge.

    The world ain’t perfect, especially Cali. More importantly the state cannot afford a victimless show trial.

  31. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    “Take a knee Jesus get over it. You don’t have to like the protest but it is a right in the constitution.”

    No, it isn’t. No such guarantee in the Constitution.

    In America, we believe the rights of the people are “endowed by their Creator” not granted by government (see the Declaration of Independence). The Constitution serves to restrict the government (not the people) from trampling on those rights.

    Your employer (or blog owner) can tell you no cussing at work (or on the blog) and enforce it without violating anything in the Constitution. The Constitution prevents the _government_ from punishing free speech, not individuals or private business.

    Shit7torm and his America-hating pals aren’t threatened with jail for their speech. That happens in the socialist/communist countries you wish we were.

  32. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, the girl’s story is full of holes only because she says now it didn’t happen. Before that it was very detailed and believable.

    Many women recant their DV complaints or refuse to testify against their POS husbands/boyfriends. Do you think none of them were battered no matter how roughed up they look?

    If you were a LEO on a DV call would you always pre-suppose the girl is lying through her missing teeth?

    The bigger point, the Niners stated a zero tolerance policy. They’re full of shit.

  33. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear- “Do you think none of them were battered no matter how roughed up they look?” Of course not. But, I do know the rage involved in DV cases has to be looked at objectively.

    If you were a LEO on a DV call would you always pre-suppose the girl is lying through her missing teeth? Once again no and at first sight I would believe her. But I also know people lie. I am not saying Foster is innocent. I am just saying there is too much Bull$hit in this one.

  34. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Zero tolerance to what? A lying GF? Are you so gullible you don’t think there are women out there who take advantage of football players? Rothlesberger got away with it. No hate for him?

    You are judge, jury, and executioner? Because you somehow know the facts?

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Foster is not a choir boy but then again the 49ers are not a choir.

    Unless it is proven that Foster has harmed someone in a criminal way, where the key word is PROVEN than I’m OK with him playing for the Niners.

    Zero tolerance does involve proof and not knee jerk reactions on accusations.If there is no victim here there is no crime. Foster has to keep his nose clean going forward as he’s on a very short leash.
    Ruben just has some growing up to do as he has made a bunch of immature choices.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This domestic violence call happened last week.
    Two sides to every story so you have to deal with the facts.
    Glover is a former US Open champion and his wife allegedly went off because he wasn’t playing to his usual high standard and the big checks weren’t coming in.

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/05/16/pga-golfer-lucas-glovers-wife-krista-blames-mother-in-law-for-attack-in-call-to-911.html

    Some women get into relationships with pro atheletes because of the money. They should know that most of these relationships are far from typical or normal. This appears to support that theory.

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Very good comments on this article. Legally this case is a mess and has no business continuing, misuse and waste of taxpayer dollars.

    Incompetent DA should be voted out. Debate both sides of Elissa and Reuben. Legal system needs to move on.

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/5/20/17373226/reuben-foster-preliminary-hearing-additional-details

  38. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    The way she stole Reuben’s money is a serious felony. It could very well be that she knew she was gonna get caught in that web and is hoping for some leniency by “coming clean, and doing the right thing.” Believe it or not but that is gonna go along way when it comes down to her sentencing. Anyway, it is a very strong motive for coming clean.

  39. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    So the first version of events is crap and the second version, from the same person, is gospel.

    The DA has the police reports and photos of injuries, victim/witness statements, hospital records, 911 calls, and who knows what other evidence. And after months of investigating and knowing the girl hired a lawyer and planned to recant still decided to file charges against Foster indicting they’re pretty certain they can prove the case in court, possibly to include evidence that the girl was intimidated or paid off.

    But, it won’t surprise me to see Foster skate on the whole mess…until next time when zero tolerance tries to make a comeback.

  40. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    She was very forthright at preliminary hearing in recanting everything. IMO what she did was preplanned, knowing this day would come.

    No party here wanted this to go to trial, especially the niners. She and her lawyer received money under the table, undetectable.

    She will pay a price for what she did. Peanuts compared to what she gained financially. NFL is the golden goose. Everyone will benefit, except the DA. In a sane world, his public career would end right here and voted out.

    I do not think an SF Bay jury would find her guilty of anything. Black and female, she is a victim. Doubly so if she was in an abusing home growing up. Totally exonerated maybe with small fine or jail time on insignificant stuff.

  41. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If judge allows this to proceed to a criminal trial, first version is 180° from the second. Injuries from night before or that night. Reuben could have hit her with an open hand, etc.

    Do you really think Elissa’s lawyer will pick sane, common sense citizen’s to be on that jury. Jury nullification makes justice a joke in Bay Area. Ask Kate Steinle’s parents about that.

    NF, your appraisal is in the real world. Not a one party machine state.

  42. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom, the girl’s original story was too detailed to think it was made up. No reason for all those details if she just wanted to burn Foster. Needlessly complicated makes it nearly impossible to retell a fake story half a dozen times from different questions/questioners and keep it straight. She’s been around before, she knows the drill.

    It would have been very easy for the DA to just decline to bring DV and ‘forcefully attempting to prevent’ charges in the face of the recanted statements. That they did charge Foster even so tells me they are confident they can make them stick.

    Not sure jury nullification would be an issue in this case but nothing would surprise me here.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Video from Niner workouts last week

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftpsvB1-L54

    UDFA WR Steven Dunbar Jr is a tall receiver to keep your eye on
    as well as WR Richie James only 5’9″ who are rookies fighting for roster spots.

  44. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    WR is one of our biggest competitions in camp. I think we will see at least 2 new ones besides Pettis.
    For the fist time in years we should see a dynamic offense. Most of it of course depends on our Oline so hopefully we can straighten that out before the season starts. Good time for 49er fans.

  45. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Would you prefer Brock Turner’s judge?

  46. robNo Gravatar says:

    “Winder, the girl’s story is full of holes only because she says now it didn’t happen. Before that it was very detailed and believable.”

    No-cheer what’s more believable , that an NFL linebacker punched a girl in the face ten times and the next thing she did was run off and find a cop or the video evidence !

  47. robNo Gravatar says:

    Longtime 49ers executive John McVay said the current 49ers front office reminds him of the days when McVay, Bill Walsh and Eddie DeBartolo were in charge.

  48. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From the internet:

    A ruptured eardrum can result in hearing loss. A ruptured eardrum can also make your middle ear vulnerable to infections or injury. A ruptured eardrum usually heals within a few weeks without treatment. Sometimes, however, a ruptured eardrum requires a procedure or surgical repair to heal.

    So what did happen wrt to violence on her small body. No mention of surgery in any media reports. That is a major item and media did attend preliminary hearing. She absorbed whatever happened and recovered on her own.

    She is an ex-girlfriend. Out of his house in short order after the public fight. Went back to LA. Started recanting two days after fight with Reuben.

    The breakup event seems pre-planned. She knew it was coming. To maximize financial benefit she would not be reasonable. Resist, make it public, and put him in a bad position. Negotiate from strength.

    Enter her new lawyer. Clean up her story as well as they could. She has nothing to lose and in a strong position. Have lawyer somehow make contact with Reuben’s side and negotiate a payment for Elissa and lawyer. In the dark and free from bugging and sunlight.

    Victimless crime. DA has no legs to stand on. Her testimony useless in a court of law. Resolution handled by private parties.

    Time for legal system to do the sane thing and butt out.

  49. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ennis pulled off a similar stunt after a previous boyfriend dumped her in 2011. Seven years ago, Ennis apparently had another boyfriend arrested on a domestic violence charge after he broke up with her.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, trial and error. She is perfecting her craft.

    Identify the mark with financial potential this time. Hooks in being the baby mama. Do this while still relatively poor under college football scholarship.

    If he dumps her then execute the exit plan. This time a good lawyer was involved.

    What kind of reputation did this lawyer and her law firm have on stuff like this.

  51. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Rob- Of course most people believed her when it was first reported. I was one of them. Everyone wants to believe the pretty little girl who’s being picked on. However, if anyone thinks that little girl could take 8-10 punches from Reuben and still be able to run doesn’t really get it. She should have been a total bloody mess. I don’t think the DA really had a case and just hopped on the DV bandwagon, there has been lots of political gain going on lately and I think this one backfired. But just like most comments here about the case it’s just supposition instead of actual facts.

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Blogs are here to just throw things out, sometimes without much thought.

    Not everyone is a model boyfriend or girlfriend. Some even take it to the limit.

    https://www.thesportster.com/basketball/15-nba-players-with-more-baba-mamas-than-rings/

    How much blame goes to the female. Could be manipulative and conniving. But how much is due to a defense mechanism. A lot of these guys are selfish and irresponsible scumbags.

    Just sayin. Why devote all this govt money and attention to dysfunctional miscreants of society. In this case it sure looks like all private parties have settled this out of court.

  53. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Well said.

  54. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    False crime reporting is not a victimless crime. Ennis was already jailed for it.

    From what the players say, esp. basketball players, there are groupies lined up 3 deep and 20 wide at every city stop on the road. Wilt Chamberlain wasn’t lying when he said he slept with 23,000 women.

  55. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    False crime reporting is not a victimless crime. Ennis was already jailed for it.

    From what the players say, esp. basketball players, there are groupies lined up 3 deep and 20 wide at every city stop on the road. Wilt Chamberlain wasn’t lying when he said he slept with 23,000 women.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not a fan of Dick Sherman but he’s imparting his knowledge and experience to the young Niner secondary and is serving as a de facto coach which I have to give him credit for

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBiLv7UceZc

  57. robNo Gravatar says:

    I can hardly believe it but we are down to just one starter on offense who was with the team when Shanny and Lynch took over ! Talk about stealth rebuilds wow

  58. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, aside from the Foster fiasco pretty much everything the Niners have done is refreshing. We actually have the opportunity for a truly dynamic offense, We haven’t seen one of those since the Hearst/Young era. It also looks like our defense is gonna be much improved.

  59. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Owners right now expected to vote on a proposal that would remove requirement for players to be on the field for national anthem, allow them to stay in locker room if they wish, and will fine clubs, not players, if “personnel do not show proper respect for the flag and anthem.”

  60. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yay! Let’s hear it for the poor corporate interests that are hurting so bad in the US. The downtrodden multi-nationals that run our country at the pleasure of the 1%.

    Those poor old rich folks just can’t catch enough breaks.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think you’re on the wrong blog, Chuck, as your comment doesn’t seem to pertain to anything at all.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers were the only team to abstain from the anthem vote, so Jed kept his weasel act intact.

  63. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm. What did u post right above mine, Skeebs? Who was behind this decision? I’m sorry if it incorrect to wonder why the NFL does things like this. This is a football blog, right? We can’t talk about the machinations of the league?

  64. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    “so Jed kept his weasel act intact.”

    It’s not an act.

    Actually the entire league took the weasel way out, with or without Jed’s idiotic ‘protest’ non-vote.

    They’re so spineless they try to walk the fence in their attempt to appease everyone.

    I doubt it works. The players will continue to do whatever they want to show their contempt for America, while on camera, and the media will do their part to help them.

    America should answer and quit supporting such idiots.

  65. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Of course they did. That’s Jolly Roger’s wheelhouse. In the entire history of the NFL, the usual deal was the players to remain in the locker room for the Nat’l anthem., until about 5 years ago. When the DoD paid the NFL $5.4 million to have the players come on to the field to ‘celebrate’ the anthem.

    But that’s OK. Right? Wonder where that money came from?

  66. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Actually it was $12 million . . .

    From ESPN:

    The players were moved to the field during the national anthem because it was seen as a marketing strategy to make the athletes look more patriotic. The United States Department of Defense paid the National Football League $5.4 million between 2011 and 2014, and the National Guard [paid] $6.7 million between 2013 and 2015 to stage on-field patriotic ceremonies as part of military recruitment budget-line items.

  67. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Judge rules there is insufficient evidence to proceed with domestic violence charges against Reuben Foster. Reuben Foster’s charge of possession of assault weapon reduced to misdemeanor.”

  68. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bully for Jed. He did something right for once.

    Maybe Foster gets the pot charge reduce to vaping.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN has good article on edge Attachou. From a comment is this:

    http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl/afc-west/san-diego-chargers/2016/10/07/sack-lunch-jeremiah-attaochu-takes-down-brees/

    A guy said his measurable are like Harold Landry. If he can stay healthy we may have gotten a gift. Can see why GM took no risk with edge in this draft. A 25 year old Landry with some injury history.

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/5/23/17386376/49ers-roster-breakdowns-90-in-90-jeremiah-attaochu

  70. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/thigh-pain/hamstring-strain

    All he had last year was a hamstring which should be fully healed. Fortunate the LAC have Bosa and Ingram. He and Cooper were low cost pickups at positions of need. The fact that no draft capital was spent on these positions speaks volumes on these two.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The alternate unis this year will be the Neon Deon jerseys they wore during 1994 in white including the original SF logo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Z4bnfyjow

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looking for a Niner Super Bowl ring? 3 can be had for a price

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU0WWnCoTMU

  73. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    $12MM??!! What’s that, like a 30 second SB ad? BFD

    The military spends advertising money to hit their recruitment projections. Sorry, not new and not news. You’d rather they went back to the draft?

    The NFL took the ad money and did their best to pretend the show of patriotism was from within. “But that’s OK. Right?”

  74. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    My thinking on Foster: He beat the rap. Still don’t trust him as far as I can throw him.

    If he has a monster season, like Aldon did at one time, I’ll trust him even less afterwards.

    Best case scenario: He has that monster season, and we trade him while his value is still high.

  75. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    It is wait and see, if Foster just can’t help himself he will show it. We can always trade him. I have a feeling he is just as guilty as the girl, sometimes people deserve each other. But, I also think that maybe he was railroaded. And, the fact is nobody knows except those two. So I welcome him back and hopefully none of this stuff ever comes up for him again.

  76. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Pickup of Jimmy G has forced reality upon us. Our draft capital is pinched while he is healthy.

    ILB’s and RB’s are almost considered plug and play when grabbed early in the draft. A trade of RF will not net much with his red flags and suspect shoulder. No choice but stick with RF and Armstead (injury history).

    Staley’s heir and a top flight edge has to be the Rd 1 picks in 2019 and 2020. We just have to absolutely nail our day 2 picks from here on out.

  77. robNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers were the only team to abstain from the anthem vote, so Jed kept his weasel act intact.”

    How is standing by a falsely accused man in this climate and supporting a man’s right to protest a weasel act

  78. robNo Gravatar says:

    Best case scenario he really didn’t do it and we have one of the best LB’s in the league !

  79. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Tom, we still have $45 million in cap space. Draft capital? Reality? We should trade our draft picks and Foster? And why would we trade Foster? The reality is the team is improving. They’ve turned over the roster in 2 seasons and have a clear path to what should be a good to great season.

    Spoken like a guy on the dole, NoFear. No, I’d rather they shut down the war in Afghanistan. What good has come out of the last 15 years there? We should stop spending 5x more than the next 30 countries combined on defense. And leaving behind yet another generation of wounded warriors left to suffer in the streets because sending guys to fight is much more glamorous than the dirty work of taking care of the broken men that return.

    Oh, but it’s so scary out there! Al Quieda! Terrorists! More school children have died this year than soldiers. But yeah, we need to defend ourselves from what? Iran? Please. Netanyahoo wants our defense $$$ as well. He’s laughing to the bank himself

    The country pays the military to patriotize games to drum up recruiting numbers is fine. Or is it pandering? Pay for play. Whatever. It’s funny what you rationalize. Like the fact it’s cool to neglect the vets and throw a military parade.

    OK, rant over.

  80. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Spoken like a stupid son of a bitch.

    Such a pile of ignorant nonsense. Reads a lot like a list of the lamest progressive talking points.

    And this much dumbass would have been impossible for most:
    “Like the fact it’s cool to neglect the vets and throw a military parade. ”

    Just shows you can’t fix stupid.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 2018 49ers State of Franchise program in it’s entirety from Wednesday

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZGcFk2uJoY

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    WOW!

    Not a peep when the draft dodger, Captain bone spur constantly denigrates John McCain a true patriot and hero. Selective outrage?

    $10mil to $30 mil for a parade? Sadly the inspiration for these military parades come from communist regimes. Yes France has it’s Bastille Day but it’s Russia, China and North Korea that revel in these displays of military might. The US has the most powerful badass military in the world. When you’re on top you don’t need to show off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMLtkp4AFkc

    Perhaps Capt bone spur draws inspiration from another era?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcz-Oho0tlU

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The whole purpose of this parade is not to honor those who serve but rather to have the military file past Capt bone spur and have them salute him and to feed his enormous ego as “Commander in Chief”

  84. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Russia, China, and North Korea are all playing Trump like a fiddle. You’re Fired. Straight Hollywood.

  85. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bubble boys flexing their ignorance. 5 1/2 weeks you’ll get your wake up call. One of your Cali bands did “Wipe Out”. Good times coming.

    McCain’s a POS. Old Songbird can’t die soon enough. Total disgrace.

  86. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    RF singing Sweet Home Alabama. Now DA needs to punt on gun charge.

  87. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    “John McCain a true patriot and hero.” Uh, no. Not hardly.

    You don’t know what you’re talking about. You just know he, like you, doesn’t like Trump.

    https://bit.ly/2aQNxuN

    Captain bone spur? How did you avoid active duty?

    Vets especially have many reasons to dislike McCain, among them, McCain and Kerry shut down the government’s investigation into POW/MIAs still alive in SEA, denying even those ‘last known alive under enemy control’ existed. And refusing to allow evidence of their having survived capture into the Senate Select Committee hearings.

    Better men, by far, than McCain and Kerry, like Pete Bott, were left to rot by the government who sent them into harm’s way by your “heroes.”

    McCain’s done nothing for veterans, except himself, of course, and he, like Kerry, made a career of self-promotion.

    As for the parade, I’m not in favor, but really don’t give a shit. It’s not a terrible idea to call attention to the 1% who do all the fighting and sacrificing now and then. But parades are for the generals and their civilian bosses not the troops. You’d be hard pressed to find any rank and file looking forward to one of those.

    Chuck likes to post whatever made up bullshit pops into his head.

  88. robNo Gravatar says:

    I never knew that about McCain ! I’ve never been a fan of his either.

  89. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Big deal, NoFear. McCain has been serving this country for over 60 years. Since you don’t agree with him, he’s a piece of shit who was not worthy of being honored because he was captured. God, you are a petty twit. There are no atheists in foxholes, but there are sure some assholes. Do you pick and choose which vets to help based on their ideology? No peep about how Trump was going to fix the VA in 30 days? How he was all about the soldiers? I bet you think Ted Nugent is all that.

    Throwing a military parade to honor soldiers? Wow. You are as gullible as a child. Shiny things are neat! How about actually taking care of the vets instead of denying funding? Criminy. If trump shat on your head, you’d call it hail.

  90. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    rob- I doubt Foster walks away from all this without some kind of suspension.

  91. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    McCain should have been run out of the Senate for his role in the Keating Five scandal. But the Senate Boys’ Club does not really punish their own. Whatever he did in the military, he demonstrated he is just another sleazy politician back in the 90s.

  92. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    McCain is a globalist and grassroots conservatives hate him.

    Worst open borders scumbag in GOP. Must have voted for every bad trade deal.

    Spews globalist talking points on economy. Had big chance in 2008 to set himself apart in economic meltdown. Failed. Lots of opposition research on the muslim communist and he spit in the face of conservatives and called him a good man.

    War monger. Most likely of any Senator to commit troops to battle. Backed Obola’s Syrian rebel policy that fed ISIS.

  93. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, but ratcheting Iran’s nuclear program up 10 years is solid diplomacy, right? Playing pawn to Netanyahio’s 20 year old PowerPoints is brilliant,eh?

    Please.

  94. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    You guys are so funny in your abject ignorance.

  95. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There goes that theory. Normally, letting you have the last word, Chuck, is the only way to get rid of you. But I guess you were wounded that nobody gave enough of a shit about your scattershot nonsense to bother replying.

  96. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh. No-che e r responded. AS did Bullit. Normally, posting here is like wading in the swamp with swine. Confirmed. I thought the swamp was being drained?

  97. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Got a chance to watch _12 Strong_ this weekend. If you haven’t seen it, it was pretty good.

    I was surprised to see Rob Riggle had a minor role in it.

    Thought I’d mention it, considering the occasion.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This weekend is dedicated to remember the valor of the fallen who served to protect the Constitution.

    Then we have Captain bone spur who continues to disgrace the Office of the Presidency by continually lying

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-check-trump-wrong-military-pay-ships-195757263.html

    Doesn’t this dumbass in the Oval Office know that anything he says will be fact checked? When you say the Navy will have a fleet of 355 ships “very soon” he forgets to tell the Annapolis graduates that target date of that happening will be another 30 years around 2050 or beyond.

  99. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    In turn NoFear, thank you
    and all who Served.
    Lest We Forget….

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    After first OTAs it’s looking like Garnett might be a factor

    http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article211920224.html

  101. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Memorial Day weekend, it truly is great to be an American. And, a 49er fan.

  102. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lots of left wing quaking going on. I can’t engage with my stuff getting censored from left wing filters. Skeebs, wordpress, ap fact checker, google fact checker, Facebook fact checkers, etc.

    No bias here. I get the last laugh on election night Nov 2018. Continue bubble boys.

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure what’s more funny and ludicrous.
    Gabbert excelling in the NFL or Captain bone spur having a positive influence on an election.

    Some people live in the world of conspiracy theories and lies.
    These people are suckers never questioning obvious untruths because they see the shiny object.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Breaking News

    This happened yesterday on Main Street in Ellicott City, MD

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

    Two years ago (2016) Main Street Ellicott City

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1nM0tv4Ds

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcZ-DwD7tsI

    Seems like this is an “infrastructure” problem. This can’t happen in this country but is. Before wasting money on parades and a symbolic “wall” how about fixing this problem because it rains every year and what is paid in the aftermath in disaster relief aid could be spent preventing this.

  105. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Gullible dope. Infrastructure fails in cities. Your party is 100% in control. You own it. Your party diverts that money to get out the fraudulent vote to win elections. Illegal aliens are shielded and law subverted and public money stolen by your party.

    Remember Oroville dam failure. Warned decades in advance. Money instead went to illegal aliens. So fix your own damn problems.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When your life is based on conspiracy theories and you defer to Captain bone spur for facts I can see you’re blinder than blind.

    Your ignorance doesn’t surprise me with a feeble assertion “Money instead went to illegal aliens”

    Even the dumbest person knows that the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    have projected cost of $4 to 6 trillion and counting and that has
    robbed the US Treasury and is responsible for debt and deficit.

    Hey keep sticking your foot in your mouth.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last year in college football the Army team of the US Military Academy at West Point won 10 games. Remarkably they only had 20 receptions in 13 games.

    Also Larry Allen III is a 6’4″ 285 Olineman for Harvard who happens to be a small school All American. Someone to keep on the radar because his dad was a helluva player.

  108. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er,

    I join you in honoring those who have fallen and sacrificed for us.

  109. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Meanwhile, some f’n moron would rather spend the day trashing draft deferments, just like the ones he apparently enjoyed.

    Or maybe he’s re-living his days as wannabe “dirt diver.”

  110. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Nice try.

    If the left really wanted to look, the net cost of illegal immigration and high volume of the imported poverty of family unification, refugees, etc of legal immigration dwarfs the fairly young afghan war.

    Hurts when your side doesn’t have criminal in chief manning the bully pulpit anymore. The weaponization of fed bureaucracy is the big issue that will bring your party to its knees in 5 months.

    Gotta stop with the Chronicle and it’s like for the news. Payback is coming, bitch.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When you are a follower of Captain bone spur it makes you ignorant of reality because you head is up your buttocks.

    Saying “fairly young afghan war” just shows how deep up that orifice your head is. This is the 17th year of that war and chararcterizing it as “fairly young” means you expect this thing top go 100 years and drain the Treasury and countless lives and wounded.

  112. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Legal immigration exploded from Teddy Kennedy’s 1964 legislation, where the majority of legal immigrants came from siblings and relatives of those that came in. As much as 85% came from imported poverty from Mexico and central america. Now more from Africa and Asia are in on teddy’s forced demographic change of US by those that do not benefit the economy but grow the welfare state.

    So 1964 to 2018 is 54 years compared to 17 for afghan war.

    Illegals came in starting abut same time frame. Your party and the McCain republicans gang banged the taxpayers with amnesty es and kneecapping law enforcement.

    So much corruption involving afghan war maybe it will end soon for us.

  113. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not for the hundreds of vets dying the the streets, Tom. You are very cavalier with our soldiers. And I was 3 to 12 when the viet nam conflict was going on NoClue. So, no I didn;’t go,.

    McCain is the globalist, yet just last week, The Donald extolled the beauty of helping an ailing Chinese phone company, saying “Too many Chinese jobs lost! Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!” Yay! Make China great again!

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the Trump-backed project approved in Indonesia 2 days previoius?

    I bet those dots are very difficult to connect.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Captain bone spur is showing his true color and that would be yellow because he’s a coward.

    Obama visited the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan 9 times during his presidency.

    After almost 18 months in office Captain bone spur seems too terrified to go a theater of war. He could easily have popped in when he was in Saudi Arabia but .

    Obama went 3 months after his inauguration. Apparently Captain bone spur has got a lot of catching up to do if he has the gonads which seems doubtful.

  115. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Tippecanoe and Tyler too. Good ole William Henrey Harrison had the right idea. Kill em all, who cares if they were here first.

  116. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck blinded by TDS.

    Trump cracked the whip on Communist China for the first time since all those middle class killing WTO and NAFTA trade deals. Globalist Bushes, rapist Clinton, and muzzie communist Obola’s taken to the cleaners. At the expense of our middle class, committing suicide in greater numbers since 2005.

    How much did those elitists pocket, behind all their BS for votes.

    You serious about any pay to play accusations. You better complain to the DNC about getting better talking points. Serious looks at the pantsuit’s emailgate, Clinton Foundation payoffs, and Sec of State transactions starting up right now.

    Nothing in the Chronicle is your excuse?

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just like Captain bone spur bakkentom thinks facts don’t matter.

    Chirping about what Captain bone spur cracking the whip on China?

    Reality is this administration has called a truce and right now they haven’t been tough on China.

    What’s real is Captain bone spur is scared of Putin and Russia and won’t say anything bad about him and is reluctant to impose sanctions. That’s a fact Jack!

  118. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Crack the whip? Like he’s cracking the whip on Russia. Ha ha ha ha! Put down the glue. Yeah, “Look at them!!!” By your reckoning Jeffrey Dahmer would be an ideal neighbor because he isn’t as bad as Adolf Hitler.

    Sound reasoning there, skippy. Keep smoking the koolaid.

  119. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Running on empty. Sad.

    Trump agenda mostly blocked in Senate. 10 incumbents of your party from red states MT/ND/FL and the 7 in upper midwest.

    Those will go from blue to red with tariffs. All of those tariffs will happen. Steel and Aluminium first, if they haven’t started already.

    The rest before the fall. All will happen. Trump and Pence will be camped out in those states. You can take that to the bank.

  120. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    You guys wouldn’t lie to me. Good idea to run your stuff through one of your sides fact checkers first. Maybe they block good new for my side?

    Steel and aluminum already started. IND, OH, and PA senate seats campaign ammo.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-tariffs-china/u-s-expected-to-impose-up-to-60-billion-in-china-tariffs-by-friday-sources-idUSKBN1GV31E

  121. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The so called tariffs are “proposals” that are still under discussion and if they come to reality start next March. So why wait for almost a year?

    Captain bone spur the hypocrite? He’s always using foreign steel in his buildings. Talks the talk and doesn’t walk the walk? Furnishings in his hotel are imported and not Made in USA? Where’s your outrage?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-use-of-foreign-steel-undercuts-a-major-campaign-theme-1476470493

  122. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have been mistaken and will from this point forward stop call him Captain bone spur. Sen Tammy Duckworth has properly named him Cadet bone spurs and I’ll use this nomenclature going forward.

    Apparently Cadet bone spurs pissed off some Veterans yesterday

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/veterans-group-blasts-trump-apos-002706199.html

  123. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30

10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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