Bears 14, 49ers 9

The Chicago Bears brought some old-fashioned smash-mouth football to Santa Clara Sunday afternoon. They shut down the 49ers running game, then shut down their passing  game, then shut them out in the second half, and finally sent 25% of the team limping off to the trainer’s room for good measure.

Even so, the game went down to the wire because the Bears didn’t bring much of an offense with them, either. Mitch Trubisky‘s stats looked good – 25 for 29 – but it was only good for two TDs and a ten minute edge in TOP.

Each team took a stab at boneheading the game away in the final two minutes. The Bears tried first when idiot WR Allen Robinson caught a third and three pass for a first down on the first play after the two minute warning – giving the Bears a simple kneel out victory, but Robinson decided to show what a stud he was and proceeded to fumble away the clincher instead, gifting the Niners with plenty of time to march downfield and win the game.

However, not to be outdone, a few plays later, Nick Mullens ignored an easy scramble for a first down to instead launch a desperate fourth down pass that went incomplete and ended the game anyway.

The loss kept the Niners in contention for last place in the NFC West and for a top three pick in next year’s draft. The win kept the Bears in contention for the number two seed in the NFC playoffs. If they beat Minnesota next Sunday, the Rams will have to beat the 49ers to earn the two seed. If the Bears lose (and they play the early game), the Rams won’t have to do anything but catch some Zs in the season finale.

The loss also guaranteed the Niners will finish with a worse record this year than last year. But with the emergence of Mullens and some fellows on the defense, next year’s squad will have far superior depth. An injury to a starter won’t completely derail the team, like Jimmy Garoppolo‘s injury did this year.

Unfortunately, depth doesn’t win a lot of games in the NFL. You still need quality starters and the 49ers have a ways to go in that regard.


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  1. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Game times were changed to prevent your scenario as both are now at same time.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Great.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nobody picks on Sherman just like nobody picked on CB Jimmy Johnson and everyone picked on the opposite corner Kermit Alexander and the one year when Deion played.

    I really think Sherman would be a great DB coach after he retires and Lynch should look into that

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On his last play Mullens threw the pass 5 yards out of bounds, not even a 50/50 ball. That pass had no chance of being caught so that’s why he’s getting criticized. He had time to set his feet and the only desperate thing about the play was it was fourth down.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Glad I made the mistake about the Rams already having the 2nd seed. It was my reading comprehension that was in effect again. Anyway, I want to see us play a real game against them this week. Hopefully we have enough players able to suit up.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two things

    Matt Millen had a heart transplant and he’s in recovery mode.
    He was a lousy GM but a good Niner and a tolerable TV guy. Wish him a speedy recovery.

    Rumor mill has Dolphins and Jest interested in hiring Jim Harbaugh. Time will tell.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Niners official website they breakdown plays from Seahag win. Contrary to some posters here Solomon Thomas is making plays and is constantly double teamed so I would not be so eager to trade him.

    https://www.49ers.com/video/orig3n-dna-of-a-play-dissecting-the-top-plays-against-seattle

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, CHI and DEN and SEA have poor olines. LAR has a good one. Save your judgement until next Sunday’s destruction of our dline.

    Did Thomas even play against LAR the first time. Armstead won that competition in practice. Thomas only around 276 lbs. He will never ever be a star at nickel DT. Quality olines will wash him out.

    With these meaningless wins we have no chance for Bosa. Quinnen Williams is the other sure thing at DL. Really hoping for him.

    Thomas should be bundled with our 2nd or 3rd to get a better player.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Our DL is healthy. Their O is healthy. No excuses.

    OTOH our O without Goodwin, Pettis, and Breida most likely and Kittle gets doubled.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rams O Healthy? Gurley had to sit out Cards game with injury.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thomas played 39 snaps against the Rams and had 5 total tackles,
    3 solo and 1 TFL.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here are team stats on defense for 2018 prior to CHI game.

    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/sfo/2018.htm#all_defense

    For our DL he is ranked below DeFo, AA, Marsh, Blair and just above Mitchell. He has not been injured, just beaten out in practice. Sacks in above order are 12, 3, 5.5, 5.5, 1, 0. Some of those games I remember he had 0 tackles. Looks to me that Armstead and Blair showed better in practice and number of snaps is earned.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    He had almost 1/4 of his tackles and 1/3 of his TFL in that LAR game. Blair has 13 QB hits to his 6.

    After these stats am wondering where his trade value is. Have to think he played less because Saleh was worried about keeping his job and Blair and AA gave him a better chance of keeping it.

  14. Uncca_ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    This blog has become a henhouse of depravity, full of losers clucking away without a clue of what they’re talking about. My blog is superior and even Del Mar Dennis would rather post there. I would also like to publicly announce my engagement to Spitblood, as we were meant to be together all along

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is snap counts for first 14 games. Wow, he has a little more than AA and 597 vs 484 for Blair. He disappears in games, underperforming and hurting his team.

    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/sfo/2018-snap-counts.htm

    On second though we better not trade him and hope he improves. With these stats he would be a hard sell in the trading market. Do not want to give away AA or him. We keep these guys as good depth in case we are lucky enough to get quinnen williams.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Whoa! Martin for TD untouched. 14-0. Can we back in to #2.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Unnca, like that V for Vendetta banner.

    Does Spitblood live up to his name.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bakkentom…
    Would you put Mullens on the table to Elway for Courtland Sutton?

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Obvious attraction of BDN for teams with little salary cap room.

    DEN at top of that list. Bring in McCarthy since Vance is a dead man walking. DEN needs first 3 picks for the OL.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I like Nick quite frankly over Jimmy at this point.
    Simply for ‘IT’ factor and Cap impact.
    I’d consider any deals involving Cap, player swap, Draft positions.
    Wouldn’t rule out Lynch getting another OT in RD1 in April either.
    Best OT might make sense if he slides into position around slot 10?
    Pass rushers are deep enough to find quality into RD3 IMO.
    If he can swap current players for Sutton or Ramsey for instance, I’d approve 😀

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Gruden, 10 year 100 million contract.

    Merry Christmas.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Courtland Sutton & N’keal Harry would be an outstanding duo with Kittle and ‘Quise.

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We have #3 as long as we lose with LAR. If Bosa or Quinnen Williams are there, take it. The other pass rushers have some risk, so trade down may be prudent.

    In this draft, runs at front seven positions could happen. Take advantage of drops by moving up a 2nd for ILB, e.g.

    Do,we have our OT transition already. Glinch to LT, Shon Coleman to RT. 6’5″ 310 with OZ mobility. Are any of those IOL’s in draft capable of OZ and 310 lbs or better?

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Watch Clemson/ND Saturday night.
    See how ND OC Sam Mustipher handles Clemson DL.
    I think Mustipher could be a good add for us.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We own Pick 2 at this point thanks to Oakland’s win tonight.
    SF2,NYJ3, Oakland4.
    Nice 😀

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas Boys 😀

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    For the Jets to beat SF in SOS they will need 3 of the following 4 results

    NYG over DAL
    TB over ATL
    BAL over CLE
    LAC over DEN

  28. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas 49er fans.

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.al.com/sports/2018/08/cleveland_browns_abruptly_repl.html

    In his second NFL season, Coleman started every game at right offensive tackle for the Browns in 2017.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2632417-shon-coleman-nfl-draft-2016-scouting-report-grade-for-browns-rookie

    He was let go because he lost out to LG Bitonio shifting to LT and CLE recently picking up Glenn Robinson. Future RT for us when Staley retires?

  30. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CLE did not do OZ. If he proves to handle OZ run blocking he will be the RT IMO. Like Richburg. When we have the luxury of a better roster an upgrade can be done if needed.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS OUTSIDERS and Wannabe GMs

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/12/24/18155264/should-mullens-start-next-year

    Mullens is a good back up
    I still contend CJ is not yet at back up standard. I usually get shouted down when I say that, but having watched Heinicke (and Allen) step in for Newton at the Panthers, they were clearly better than CJ and comparable to Mullens. A Back Up QB to my mind is a player who gives the team a chance to win, but can’t pull off that win by themselves. He relies on other players in the team, be it defence or offence, to pull it off. A starting QB is one of those players who can pull off the win with their own skill. Doesn’t mean they do it every week, but they have something special to offer. In most games, CJ holds the team back, Mullens does enough so others can win the game, and Jimmy can pull out a win against the flow. I don’t think there isn’t a competition anywhere in the QB ranks. To my mind the only question is what happens to CJ if Mullens isn’t traded. CJ doesn’t qualify for the practice squad. And I don’t think Mullens is good enough to attract a trade.

    by ozzienewbie on Dec 24, 2018 |

  33. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Good explanation of franchise starter versus capable backup. Let the market decide on BDN’s value.

    He costs peanuts. Look at the money spent on Case Keenum, Nick Foles, and Brock Osweiler. Will market decide he is worth a 2nd for the little salary amount he will cost a team?

    Adam Peters and John Lynch meet The Art of the Deal. I bet Trump could make that case. Earn your damn money. This is easy lifting.

    Silicon Valley entrepreneurs create integrated circuits, satellites and other space gear, medical equipment, new cancer drugs. What you do is romper room compared to the real wealth creators.

    Easy peasy, BDN = 2019 2nd. Just do it!

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Niners need to sit Goodwin also on Sunday.

    Do not want to,settle for Josh Allen. Must be Bosa or Williams. Have KS’s kids do the playcalling too.

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/12/24/18155545/if-49ers-lose-on-sunday-they-have-at-least-a-68-75-chance-to-end-up

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: C. Weston Richburg and Mike McGlinchey both played poorly. Both committed one false-start penalty. Both got beat in pass protection. Richburg couldn’t hold his ground one on one – big surprise. And McGlinchey couldn’t hold his own against Khalil Mack. Mack schooled him three times, and beat him once to the inside to stuff a run for a two-yard loss.

    DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: B. They sacked Mitchell Trubisky three times and limited Bears running back Jordan Howard to 53 rushing yards and one touchdown. DeForest Buckner had one sack. Cassius Marsh had two.

    Watching on Gamepass and box scores. Above is from Cohn zone.

    We only rushed 15 for 47 yards. Breida got injured midway in 1st half but Wilson usually gets yards. Our OZ got stuffed. Saw Staley lost Mack on an inside speed rush. Lots of IOL pressure. Hicks had two pass deflection early. Still cannot handle stunts. Pocket collapses.

    On D Defo 1 sack and Marsh 2 sacks. Thomas had 4 tackles but no QB hits or sacks. Bears OL is average at best. All the short passes happen because run blocking poor?

    Holiday probably affecting PFF grades coming out maybe. Want OL and DL grades. This Fangio D so probably 4 man pass rushes.

  36. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Trouble blocking Mack and Hicks. Person overpowered by Hicks. Hicks in qb face all game.

    See AA a lot in field but he did little in box score. Need to see snap counts.

    Cohn zone had good comment about OL has technique to prevent DL from batting passes down. Hicks was blocked by Person on his two ,deflected passes. 3rd pass blocked by Hicks, Person does nothing to keep him from extending.

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, Allen Robinson at 1:52 left had the ball punched out by Tarvarius moore. But you are right, if not kneeling down he should have had both hands protecting ball from being punched or pulled out.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    4th and 4, Mullens may have made it if he ran but Floyd was there to run him down. Goodwin did not seem to be open.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Taking Williams at pick 2 would be redundant because you already have Deforest Buckner and the Dline is the strongest unit on this team.

    Funny that the two best DTs in football were drafted 11th Watt and 13th Donald.

    The Niners have greater needs than another inside Dlineman. Williams plays NT in the Bama 3-4 yet the Niners are now married to the 4-3.

  40. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Williams big DE on base downs, DT on nickel. More scrutiny from scouts and combine but he could be an Aaron Donald with an extra 10 pounds.

    If Williams drafted then Armstead needs to be traded. To prepare for this he needs to be given a tradeable contract before the draft. Williams/Defo then similar to Donald/Suh and makes average DE’s much better. So Thomas starts as nickel DE on strong side.

    Is he a serviceable LEO on base downs. On a bad roster yes. Seems Bosa goes #1. At #2 we take Williams and bundle the 2nd to come back later in 1st and get best edge for us. Then we package Thomas with our 3rd and trade to a 3-4 D like GB or NYG as a strong-side OLB similar to what we had in Ahmad Brooks.

    If we draft edge at #2, Bosa or Allen, then both AA and Thomas can stay. Would prefer that Thomas gets traded either way. Does not belong on the field with strong olines. Seems he disappeared again vs CHI which without Kyle Long is average at all 5 OL positions.

  41. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Seems LAR OLINE healthy. If so then good test for Thomas. Their line works well as a unit. See if Thomas makes any kind of impact.

    I doubt it. He is not a capable interior DT in nickel. This draft and FA is where we should make sure we have two good edges. I would absolutely trade Thomas as a LOL to a 3-4 team. If he is deficient in pass coverage they can,scheme to minimize that.

    He is not a 3 down player for us. Nickel DT is now a majority on the field. He is too small. Time to trade Lynch’s mistake.

  42. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    LOLB

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy G trade mirrors that deal Walsh made for Young

    Per Chronicle

    A steal of a deal

    49ers received: QB Steve Young

    Buccaneers received: No. 50 draft pick (LB Winston Moss), No. 106 draft pick (WR Bruce Hill) and $1 million

    Not all trades work

    The trade for Steve Young (1987) was a coup for the 49ers, and the deal for Jimmy Garoppolo (2017) has great potential. But the outcomes of those transactions are the exceptions in a series of otherwise meaningless moves:

    2014: Received Blaine Gabbert from Jaguars for sixth-round pick

    2013: Received Colt McCoy and sixth-round pick from Browns for fifth- and seventh-round picks

    2006: Received Trent Dilfer from Browns for QB Ken Dorsey and seventh-round pick

    2002: Received Cade McNown from Dolphins for conditional seventh-round pick

    Last 3 deals were just wasted picks

  44. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Hidden gem?

    Seemed to remember that OG competition this summer had Joshua Garnett and Jonathon Cooper both injured and competing with a healthy Person. Person took advantage and got all the reps in OTA’s, training Camp, and first two preseason games.

    Garnett came back first, but too far behind Person. Got a minor re injury and lost out to Person. Seemed KS puts lots of value on a cohesive line so Garnett a backup all season. Cooper too late in the game and got released.

    Can Garnett be the better RG in pass pro?

  45. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, the real test is LAR on Sunday.

    SEA RG and RT are garbage. CHI RG is Kyle Long’s sub, RT Massie is poor in pass pro. Film against a mediocre line doesn’t count. A healthy LAR line on video and PFF grades you need to post and discuss.

    DEN, SEA, and CHI IOL and RT are worthless compares.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    BKtom

    The reality is everything you are posting about Thomas is wishful thinking.

    When you say Seattle and Chicago have garbage Olines, they are
    2018 playoff teams so your characterization is flawed at best.

  47. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We are in a rebuild. The aim is to upgrade this roster to be playoff caliber by end of 2020. Two drafts.

    Upgrades needed on average players.

    O: Richburg, Person, old Staley, Tomlinson maybe, WR1

    D: edge1, NT with pass rush, SAM/edge2, Will

    Did not include any DB’s. Mack and Floyd make their CB1, CB2, and FS look much better, and even get Pro Bowl recognition. So April 2019 we fix our edges and Will. Can we have a top 5 D then?

  48. Aaron DonaldNo Gravatar says:

    I am going to destroy your sorry ass O-line and eat your lame backup quarterback for lunch.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The team plays a 4-3 so they need an edge rusher.
    My point is they are going to give Buckner a monster contract and drafting another DT with a top 5 pick is going to bite them in the ass when they have needs at other positions.

    The big hole in the defense is finding a LB to replace Foster.

    Not everything has to happen with the first pick and if someone
    really loves a player I would be willing to trade down if I were Lynch. Like I said before Aaron Donald was picked 13th and Watt 11th so top ten is no guarantee unless you are in love with that player. P Willis was picked 11th and Bowman was a 3rd round pick.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    No trade ups of any significance this year. There was Trubiskey, Mahomes, and Foster two years ago. Seems absent this year.

    Really hoping Cards go LT Jonah Williams. Then best edge for us. Bosa? That is best for us. Thomas and AA maybe have 3rd RD trade value at best this year. Bosa allows us to avoid a fire sale on either of them. Faint praise for them I guess.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thomas still has 2 years on his rookie deal before the option year so there’s no urgency to trade him.

    Armstead on the other hand is looking for his second contract and most likely big money. He doesn’t deserve anything but a modest short term bump in pay. He needs to unleash hell to get the deal he wants so give him a one year deal to do it or let him walk. Blair has consistently outplayed Armstead and is the guy I would keep.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Suprises happen all the time in the draft. Nobody would’ve have thought Mayfield would go #1 last year.

    Long way to go before #1 is cemented.

    Herbert decided to play his Senior year and stay at Oregon so there goes one potential first round QB.

  53. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Bakken, AA is either signed to his extension or cut loose. His possibility of being traded is low. Thomas is getting better working the inside. Again, his value is low and we would be better off developing him rather than trading him for a low round pick. He would maybe get a low 3rd or more likely a 4th.

  54. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Bakken you seem to think every GM is on glue. Mullens value is fairly undetermined at this point. But worth a 2nd? No.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, are you saying I am guilty of irrational exuberance. Say it ain’t so.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/12/26/18151130/nick-mullens-contract-status-2019-trade-rumors-49ers-quarterback-depth-chart

    Read some of the comments. Cap-starved teams like DEN, maybe NE.

    At end of day 1,call Bill B before his pick. Our 3rd and Mullens for their 1st. Or our 4th plus AA plus Mullens for NE’s 1st.

    Both are young. If BB does not like AA he gets a comp pick.

  57. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If we can’t get Bosa I’d love to trade down… but I said much the same in 2005 as I recall. It takes two to tango. Unless some poor rube falls in love at the combine with one of the QBs, it’s hard to see where we can make a deal. But if Lynch gets any feelers he ought to listen carefully.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grump

    If a QB like Haskins blows people away at the combine then the Cards deal their pick for draft picks and Bosa drops to Niners at pick #2.
    A lot can happen between now and then. Right now Mullens is valuable as a low cost backup.
    Can’t see anyone trading more than a third day draft choice for Mullens.

  59. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Stranger things have happened. It’s not the way to bet, but I’d love to see it happen.

    As for Mullens, we’d be crazy to trade him. Having a backup who can win games off the bench can be the difference between playoffs and Christmas at home. No way I’m tossing that away for a low draft pick. I’d be hesitant to do it even for a third, and no one in their right mind is going to give us more.

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    When has Danny Snyder ever been considered a person of ‘right mind’?
    He, Snyder, could easily be in a bind with the loss of Alex.
    He, Snyder, put the Rams where they are today, by selling out for RG III.
    Yes…stranger things….

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’re paying Top dollar to a QB with just about equal game experience to Nick.
    All Jimmy has going for him, is the number of games he sat the bench, behind Brady.
    Belichick did Jimmy a favor, by putting his Contract status in the hands of Lynch, to get him paid. Simply because he couldn’t.
    Unload Jimmys’ deal if the opportunity presents itself.
    Use that money to pay DeFo, retain Arik, buy a #1 WR or CB.
    Then…Draft DE.

  62. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How about this, NJ. DeFo to big DE and QWilliams to 3-Tech

    https://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/nfl-draft/191620-quinnen-williams-dt-alabama/

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Quinnen replaces Arik? Fine.
    Saves money I guess, since we get a rookie Contract in it’s place.
    I do think Quinnen improves our interior Dline.
    Still prefer to acquire additional Picks by selling down.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Watch the Bowl matchup.
    If OK stiffles Quinnen, put OK OL on the Draft Board.

  65. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Herbert going back to Oregon takes away about 99% of the impetus to trade out of the 1st pick.

    At this point, I’d take Josh Allen. Not yet another interior lineman. He can rush the passer and he can cover. We aren’t getting Bosa and we aren’t trading Jimmy G.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Or…a QB with NFL starts trumps the Draft Class?

  67. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/2019-nfl-draft/2018/12/26/draft-preview-kentucky-edge-josh-allen/

    Is he overhyped? Level of competition faced? Needs scrutiny but can be SAM/edge1 with Lynch’s mistake able to be a 3 down starter as Leo/edge2 hoping that DeFo and Allen draws the extra attention.

  68. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/12/26/tom-brady-new-engand-patriots-offense-rookie-quarterbacks-mayfield-rosen-darnold-jackson-allen

    NICK MULLENS IS NOT A FLASH IN THE PAN
    This isn’t to say San Francisco’s undrafted second-year quarterback should compete for Jimmy Garoppolo’s starting job next year, but Mullens’s style of play is one that typically translates well to sustained NFL success: He operates on-schedule. He seems to know how most coverages relate to his receivers’ routes, which allows him to work into his later progressions. And, best of all, he’s tough in the pocket. He’s willing to, as my friends at NFL Films have long put it, “stare down the gun barrel” when defenders are closing in. That crucial trait is why middle-of-the-road quarterbacking talents can prosper while combine gems like Kyle Boller, Blaine Gabbert or [pick one of the other dozen recent QB busts] flounder

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Big attraction of BDN for NE’s 2nd or our 3rd plus BDN for NE’s 1st is our pick very early in round and NE’s late to very late in round.

    BDN an apprentice for 2019 then NE’s starter. Big cap saver for BB.

  70. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is one example of predicting success nfl position per draft round.

    https://forums.colts.com/topic/55663-draft-pick-position-and-success-rate/

    Just common sense that higher probability of success the higher the player is picked.

    The niners lack stars, IOW impact players. This is a high quality draft for non-qb. Our pick is so high in each round, but especially the first two. I do not want quantity over quality in this draft. Looks like we have #2 in 1st, #1 in 2nd, basically two 1st Rd picks.

  71. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Edge rusher success even more restricted. Good and great ones pretty much from first two rounds.

    We need to nail edge and interior rush this draft. Is qWilliams the only Aaron Donald DT sure thing.

    Almost need first two picks to address this. If bundling Thomas or Armstead helps enough to move up we should do it.

  72. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    We find out Sunday our draft position in a pass rushers draft. Three nights away.

    Success rate heightened with pass rush quality of this draft. Analogous to stock picking. Higher chance of success now with a bear market bottoming.

    Two years ago it was Myles Garrett and the rest. Looks like #2 and #33 for us, barring trade ups.

    Some wisdom from Mike Tyson. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. We are still spitting out teeth from the 2017 disaster. No more. Just win baby.

  73. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Food for thought. 3 of the top 5 sack leaders are DT’s. Will LB Darius Leonard of IND is a rookie at top of 2nd RD.Leads in Tackles by 20, also has 7 sacks. Defensive rookie of year in waiting.

  74. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/stats

    https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2018/12/15/18141744/2019-nfl-draft-updated-positional-big-board

    For day 1 LB’s the two devin’s are will’s. Nice if one goes to us. That is my hope. #2, #33 and somehow move our 3rd into the 1st. Get our Darius Leonard and two pass rushers.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2019 Schedule
9-8: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25pm
9-15: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10am
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

10-7: vs. Cleveland Browns, 5:15pm
10-13: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05pm
10-20: @ Washington, 10am
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
 
2018 Prognostications
Closest to the Pin:
  Mr Fletch: 7-9

Bakkentom: 8-8
Grumpy: 8-8
Winder: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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