High Anxiety

Meanwhile, back here in the bottom feeder section, this will be the fourth consecutive year the 49ers have drafted in the top ten. Consistency is usually a good thing, but not in this case.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is doing his best for Niner fans in easing the sting of being a loser franchise by out-losering them. His beggar campaign looking for a place for the Raiders to play next year is pretty hilarious. He says his only concern is the Raider fans, which is about as absurd a remark as you are likely to see in your lifetime as  Davis continues to put all his energy into getting out of Oakland as fast as  possible.

2019 is shaping up to be a critical year for the Niners. After two years of getting a free pass while producing mostly the same results that the previous two one-and-done HCs achieved, Kyle Shanahan will finally be held to some level of accountability this coming year. That alone is enough to wet the whistle of any avid blog exspurt. After all, it’s a blog truism that when a team is winning, fans have endless complaints about how they win or why they should win more, but when the team is a loser, fans just wrap themselves in quiet and defiant optimism.

It’s also a critical year for Jed York. He’s getting close to the deadline for gouging 10 year PSLs and season ticket renewals out of a customer base that bought into the new stadium at the height of the Jim Harbaugh era and got rewarded with a complete lemon. All those empty seats in the stadium still count now as seats sold, but they won’t much longer. And it will take some serious success from Shanahan and John Lynch to regain the trust, and more importantly the wallets, of these ripped off customers.

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  1. Jed YorkNo Gravatar says:

    You ridiculous Niner fans always obsess over the damn Raiders as if they’re an actual rival. Meanwhile, the Giants, Cowboys, Packers, Seahawks, and Rams have more ownership of the 49ers than I do. It’s cool, though—keep giving me money to go see games in that dump in Santa Clara and I’ll keep buying mansions in Los Altos Hills and laughing at you fools.

  2. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    I guess one consolation of being stuck in the toilet is there’s always lots of company and usually a team or two doing even worse. The discouraging thing is the lack of effort to get off the bottom.

    I don’t see Lynch or Shanahan making any more of an effort than Chip Kelly did. Failure by any measure.

    It seems the big claim to fame for the Yorkian Niners is “We used to have Colin Kaepernick and honored him for his outstanding lesadership, in hating America.” At least somebody from the red and gold club is still getting mentioned in the press.

    BTW, I had to laugh at the newsies for thinking Tony Romo’s, “I guess ‘Reagan’ is a run to the right” was a reference to Reagan’s political leanings instead of simply having a name beginning with an “R” to signify a play to the right side. They could have used “Romo” just as well, but that was probably a defensive play for confusing the QB with a coverage rotation, to the right side.

    BTW-II, I thought the Rams was the better team going into the SB, especially considering both teams’ regular seasons, but Belichick apparently flummoxed McVay by just showing up.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Guess what? I disagree.

    If you’ve been paying attention to the Niners the last two years you see a huge difference between just the team attitude under Shanahan than Tomsula/Kelly. Except for one or two occasions they have been in every game and competitive until the end.

    Under Tomsula/Kelly it seemed the team was going through the motions and were just mailing it in and collecting their weekly check.

    They actually have some viable players to build on and gone are the days when the punter or kicker were the team MVPs.

    Chip Kelly was a massive dud of a coach. He went back to college and coached UCLA to a 3-8 record. Whatever he had going at Oregon, it’s gone. Kelly was a huge mistake and to compare Shanahan to Kelly just proves someone isn’t paying attention.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners add ex Cowgurl WR Miles Austin to coaching staff as an offensive assistant

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Say what you will of the season. Glass half full or half empty.
    The losses weren’t blowouts, except both LAR and TB.

    Offseason has started off well. GM/HC identified fails with DB’s and pass rush. Both position coaches had to go. The sum product of each group dictated it.

    New DL Coach focusing on Thomas. Lots of film to digest. Is he fixable in our schemes. Or will he be selling Thomas in trade discussions. Trade offers may not be good enough. Salesmanship may put one over the top in the day 1 or day 2 draft hysteria.

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    3 of 9 picks last year were DB’s and the LB Warner a big part in underneath coverage as well. No more secondary picks. Let them digest the coverages. Too many busted coverages.

    Is Earl Thomas good with coaching up in the DB room like Sherman. Is he a team player and mentor. He is the only add for me. Our secondary needs great coaching, wherever it comes from.

    Would also try getting a 3rd for BDN, especially at WASH or DEN. His low salary may net a 3rd. Foles and Keenum both make big money. CJB drafted with a 3rd and BDN bettered him.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How much better is Shane Ray or Shaquille Barrett than Jeremiah Attachou, who did not make the 53. Even mediocre FA’s at edge get big deals.

    We still have Chris Kiffin as a well paid pass rush specialist. Let him do it with our first two picks. Bosa knows all technique coming in. My reality says ARI and SF get no trade back opportunities. For me it says Bosa or QWilliams. Josh Allen is very raw and could be a dimwit.

    If pass rush is not significantly better, next offseason one of Peters or Mayhew should be fired.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If we go edge at #2, Bosa is the safe pick. Position coaches and scouts have survival instincts.

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Both Keenum and Foles have cap hits this year @ 21 million.

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2019/2/8/18217165/jimmy-garoppolo-contract-salary-cap-hit-2019

    How about compare 2nd Rd DeShone Kizer versus BDN. Colt McCoy, Manziel, Weeden, etc. His compare is with QB’s in first 2 years of rookie contract and then when drafted. Remember Matt Hasselbeck and his noodle arm.

  10. Charlie_KruegerrNo Gravatar says:

    This is where republican wingnuts go to ooze nonsense about politics and football. I’m living it up in Puerto Rico while you spew your right wing crap here. I want Bullit and No Fear to stop trolling my blog with multiple aliases, too. Skippy.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Guilty as charged. Wanna twist a wrench on me. LOL

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    Don’t post on your blog. Why don’t you just delete those posts?
    Wouid really be pathetic if you were posing and then commenting.
    Real pathetic and because you haven’t deleted those posts it just might be YOU.

  13. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m on vacation, nimrod. I have a job and a life. It’s the off-season to boot.

    Thou doth protest too much, eh?

    Let’s tally the wins in 4 years, nofear. See if they can match the stellar record of Teflon Mike. I know. A sofa king low bar. But methinks one they will surpass.

  14. Charlie-KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t worry about me, I’m drunk AF on margaritas and barely coherent.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hmm. Which Charlie to believe? The sane one or the one on vacation.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    What is laughable is that you would spend time posting your nonsense when you’re on vacation. To top it off on someone else’s blog meanwhile neglecting your that cemetary of a blog you claim as your own.
    Even the crickets have left your blog due to neglect and boredom.

    Thanks for sharing what NOT TO DO while you’re on vacation. Hyuk!!!

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “The Sane One”

    WHERE?!!!!

  18. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    So you’re hoping that Shanahan / Lynch can match your most despised coach in history given enough time?

    Shanahan started what, 0-9, until Garoppolo came to his rescue? I think Shanahan and Lynch had figured on winning every game with Hoyer and Beathard, right?

    Second year, practice squad Mullens rescued him with what, 3 of his total 4 wins?

    Who’re their big draft picks after two drafts? Kittle and who?

    Your hopeful prediction is based on what? Nowhere to go but up?

    Nolan managed 11 wins in his first two years having to throw out almost all the defense, bad attitude players, no o-line, starting five QBs due to injuries, and his OCs getting hired away every year. And still left a solid defense and draft picks that carried the Niners many years including Harbaugh’s.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s not forget….
    We’re the Hekawi after all.
    SF-Troop has set the bar so low, in the York Era that, there’s only one way to go.
    Many moon ago….Yorkface head West from Ohio…
    But for Belichick, ‘gifting’ Jimmy the Contract he himself wouldn’t offer, it sold seats for Yorkface.
    Soon, we’ll see whether Lynch will gamble more than one slot, to acquire additional Picks he has yet to do much with.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    An opinion from a 2018 Draft recap, regarding the selection of McGlinchey – Can’t say I’d disagree at all on this perspective.

    It was confusing that the 49ers made such a lateral move, going from Trent Brown to Mike McGlinchey. It must be noted that McGlinchey performed on a high level during his rookie campaign, so it’s not like the 49ers wasted a pick. Still, they could’ve kept Brown while selecting someone like Derwin James, so they should be penalized a bit for that.

    Original Write-up:

    I don’t know about this pick. The 49ers are ready to win now, so where is Mike McGlinchey going to play? San Francisco has two stellar tackles in Joe Staley and Trent Brown. McGlinchey gives them some great depth for sure, and a potential replacement for Staley down the road, but barring injuries to Staley or Brown, I don’t know how McGlinchey helps San Francisco win now.

    Also, there are questions about whether or not McGlinchey can even play left tackle. Some believe McGlinchey would be better suited on the right side, and he’s not going to displace Brown.

    In hindsight, TBrown is now protecting the blindside for the ‘Franchise’ in NE, while costing next to nothing, while we spent top 10 money on the other side, where a 7th RD Pick was dealt on the cheap to Bill. Bill replaced Solder with Brown, saves a fortune, then, gets SF-Troop to pay a fortune for the guy he didn’t want to pay.

    The reference to Derwin James, would easily have covered the possible need to now shop the FA services of Earl Thomas too.
    Lynch has much to learn about the Draft process.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    More from the recap opinions –

    San Francisco 49ers: Dante Pettis, WR, Washington D Grade
    I had the 49ers selecting Dante Pettis – at pick No. 70. Had the 49ers remained at 59 and selected Pettis, I would’ve been fine with it, but there was no need to move up. With so many talented receivers on the board – Anthony Miller, James Washington, D.J. Chark, etc. – the value isn’t there to move up for Pettis. He fills a need – the 49ers tried to sign Allen Robinson, but failed – but the trade up for him was not necessary.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    ARI may release Marcus Golden. Did 1 year deal for Brooks Reed. Could take Bosa for opposite of Chandler Jones?

    Thought they were going 3-4? Does Bosa fit that.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Brown is a UFA and the Niners can get into a bidding war for him if they choose. Franchise tag for OTs last year was $14.077 Mil.

    Staley will make $11 Mil in 2019 and McGlintchey $4.2 mil. THat’s a $10 mil business decision which will allow them them to go after Earl Thomas if they choose.
    The luxury they can’t afford is Gary Gilliam who will make $5.05 mil in 2019 and money not well spent.

    Hindsight is 20/20. The old GM chose to sign Anthony Davis instead of Mike Iupati. That decision proved to mortally wound a line that was top five in the league leading to a net loss of 2/5 of that line and the beginning of a scramble to replace those losses.

  24. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Brown a liability in run blocking. Cannot do ZBS at all. No fit here.

    Needs to stay with teams that use a short passing game as their running attack.

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Staley 11 mil OUCH.

    In 2020 Glinch->LT and Coleman->RT and let someone else overpay for an aging overpaid OT.

    While on the subject of overpaid, interesting to see what happens with AA this offseason.

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I love ya man but your brow beating of Lynch after just two years is somewhat uncalled for. Supposedly it takes about 2/3 years for picks to show their true colors. I believe we should have got more for our Thomas pick and I think Pettis is gonna be to fragile to hold up in the current NFL. But, we have been gathering a whole bunch of supporting cast players that could shine in the near future. You used to tout GM’s who were football guys and gushed over Baallky for years. Well Lynch is 100% more of a football guy that Baalky ever was and probably should be given at least another year before we unwrap the axe.

  27. Mike NolanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll let you guys in on a little secret. When I used to buy my game day suits at the Men’s Wearhouse Chuckie Krueger was a stockboy/cashier there at the time. He may talk a lot of shit about me but once he saw me and started drooling I knew I’d have to sign an autograph for him. And he’d still overcharge me for my ties.

  28. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Sirr Spitt-bloodd took a wrong turn on the trail to Geneoushire-shire?

    The league has since lost its way in exercizing its authority over its employees and the days of Reebok-only suits for two games per year are long gone. CharlieK was in favor, too, back then.

    The league abhors individual freedom unless you’re a player expressing your misinformed hatred for LEOs and/’or the USA, then by all means, express yourselves in any way you like and get your ass kissed for it by the spineless commish and owners. None of whom stood up for suits in favor of hoodies out of the laundry chute and as crumpled as the weak-kneeds’ backbones.

  29. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The Cleveland Browns have signed RB Kareem Hunt.

    And say, “He deserves a second chance.”

    Shaking my damned head.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder it’s simply an example of how the value and slotting process works. You confirmed the same thing related to the opinion piece I did.
    No axe for Lynch so much as the staff doing the evaluations.
    Lynch may have played but, he has no Scouting associated with his resume.
    At least in my example he got back a better pick than Baalke spent on Brown. That made the TavMoore selection I believe?

    I don’t intend it as a GM comparison, simply getting more value from the slots involved.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    2012, 2013 and 2014. Niner’s Front office had 30 draft picks.
    If Jimmie Ward is let go (which is likely) there will be ZERO players left from those drafts on this team.

    That is a good reason why the team started sucking because of the misses. There was no infrastructure therefore the structure of the team imploded and collapsed.

  32. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I think the new FO has all made some mistakes so far Foster being the #1. What I believe we have done so far is gotten a never say die attitude and a team spirit that we haven’t seen for awhile. With so many young and new players that is saying something. We can’t afford to whiff on any of the draft this year whether we move back or stay put at #2 we have to hit. We can’t afford another Thomas. To me this year is where the rubber hits the road we get it right with FA and the draft I think we’ll all be %#@&% in tall cotton.

  33. NoFearrNo Gravatar says:

    Pay no attention to the fact that Kaepernick has since been blackballed from the league and the NFL is nothing more than a white rich good ol’ boys club for conservatives like myself and a parody of what it used to be. Sorry about the earlier rant, the 70mgs of Adderall have worn off and I’m out of Wild Turkey.

  34. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Pettis is still a possible dude, NJ. I ain’t done on him by any stretch. We got zip from Garcon for 2 years, and Goodwin is not healthy enough to count on. Yeah Pettis has been banged up, but he has a pretty good future. If he can stay on the field. These days, that’s true of any NFL player.

    As far as the team goes, well, we weren’t really expected to be world beaters, despite my, and many others expectations. But when you lose your QB, the worst scenarios follows, and the cliff beckons. We need a good draft and better health to be contenders. A little luck and we are 10-6. Like I told no fear NoHear), the Bears got Mack, and their future was much brighter. One guy. As Flying V used to say, parity sucks. But that IS the NFL.

    And no, NoFear i think the team improves under Lynch/Shanny, not suck donkey balls like they did under Teflon Mike. Nolan took the team from 2-14 to 7-9 in 4 years. Glory to you, sure. But that bar is on the ground. If they can’t beat that dogshit record, then yeah, they are the next set of front office/coaching staff guys to hit the road.

    But at least I ain’t pining for a once and future LB coach. Nolan gets NO traction because the improvement of the team came from McLoughan, not the guy whose pole you polish. Get off his dick. Please. It’s embarrassing. I mean, I don’t have as big a hard-on for Kaepernick and his collusion to be blackballed from the league as you do for Nolan’s abject shittiness as a coach. Jesus.

    CK 28-30

    Mike Nolan 18-37

    Do numbers matter?

    Bullitt, start a blog. See what you get. Don’t bitch about mine until you do it yourself. OK? Remember Spitty? He’s the one trolling here, AND my blog. His blog got 12 posts in 300 threads. And you are too scared to post over there anyway, as yourself. Otherwise you and NoFear can STFU about all of it, you little cowards. Skeebs, as much as I can’t stand the rope you give to some and not to others (hyuk), you have kept this rolling well.

    Signing off from St John’s VI.

  35. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    So, just to clear this up, Buwwwwiet. I get shit for neglecting my blog. And then get shit for responding to that? Because I’m on Vaycay? Have you heard of the internet? Wonderful invention. Holy shit, I’m sounding like Berger,,,,,,,,,,,,,, time to drink that last pain killer,

    Damned if I do damned if I don’t, eh? You sound like my father in law.

  36. Charles KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    So, just to clear this up, all of this Caribbean food has given me the trotting shits and now I’ve got to run to the bathroom. Everything is Bullit’s fault and I can troll here with impunity but don’t you dare troll my blog.

    Signing off with my perpetual virginity still intact.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck the point made in the opinion piece I referenced, had more to do with the cost of Pettis. If I’ve learned anything in 30+ years of trying to understand the Draft process, it’s simply impossible to get everything you want.
    Mistakes are made by every GM in this process. The biggest being ‘reaching’ for a guy you think you won’t get later.

  38. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Pettis was a Trade-up. He ‘cost’ more than was expected by the ‘process’ of the evaluators who compile these rankings.
    In the cases of Thomas and Pettis, Lynch/Shanny attached themselves to each and felt those were ‘their’ guys. That’s fine.
    It’s the process of evaluation they felt comfortable with. The final grades ALWAYS come after they make it, or they don’t.

    I have learned, sorta from studying Belichick/Parcells, that they typically went with the ‘larger/sturdier’ guys in terms of toss up Picks. They also rarely fell for the hyped guys. Dealing down, typically suggested to me, that there wasn’t a ‘value’ guy there in the slot they landed in.
    In this Lynch era, he’s overrated Thomas, maybe Pettis, maybe McGlinchey, certainly Foster.
    Baalke whiffed plenty too. It’s the nature of the beast.
    For me, the ‘slot’ is the value. Sell high, buy low. Good evals can add Picks if you have options beyond the ‘hyped’ guys.
    With respect to the guy who’s opinion I referred to, I felt similarly at the time, that Derwin James was a unique talent that could have filled a need for us.
    I understand the McGlinchey for Brown decision, from the ZBS perspective too. It’s done, it’s always open for debate as to whether he can replace Joe. Time will tell.
    Giving Picks, in the Pettis example, is never something I like to do. That’s just my opinion. They don’t pay me to make those decisions anyway. 😀
    I enjoy the challenge of the Draft process and nothing more.
    It’s a fascinating business entity, that never has a correct answer, until someone finds a diamond in the rough that didn’t get ‘hyped’ before coming out.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder the key ingredient, for me, was Jed and Paraag getting the eff out of the way. Young teams typically have benefit of not having any expectations.
    Once Jed decides his expectations haven’t been met, the whole dysfunctional mess could repeat itself.
    I stuck with Baalke simple because he was the ‘football guy’.
    He didn’t get much support once the York’s came to town. They dismantled everything around 4949. A time in 9er history I’d like to hope, is over.
    I can’t go to what if’s with these clowns, because I fear it’s likely to rear it’s dysfunctional head again if Lynch/Shanny don’t get off the mat. I too enjoy the energy of guys like Kittle. He has been a bright spot. Like you, I need more from the Top 3 RDs in general, than they’ve been able to produce.
    Hence my argument about who they’re going to perceive as the 2nd best Prospect in the Draft if they opt to select there.
    Me? I sell if someone is buying 😀

  40. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Obviously your trip hasn’t made you any smarter.

    I ID’d your mystery blogger/antagonist for you because you were making such a fool of yourself insisting it was everybody else who had it in for you.

    Now you can go back to making a fool of yourself over the same shit you’ve been flogging for so many years.

    You never fail to respond with the obnoxious and vulgar gay references, taboo for everyone else these days, but some idiots get all the rope handed to them and still cry about it.

  41. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Eric Reid just signed another contract while getting “blackballed” by the league.

    Rich guys buy stuff with their money. How unfair to those unwilling to work! In the case of the NFL they’ve also made many, many folks very wealthy for just playing a game.

  42. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    NJ49er, Baalke was a good scout/personnel guy until he got promoted and let his ego and power take the place of football. A great #2 guy, but a lousy #1 guy.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t disagree about Baalke NoFear. Appreciated his ties to, and the referral, from Tuna.
    I simply wished he’d have gotten more of a supporting cast from the cheap-A$$ed ownership.
    Gamble was pretty much the only guy I can recall after they ran Scot out.
    I often wondered if it was simply a token appointment to have Paraag inserted into the FO Ops?

    Water over the dam at this point. Just hoping the Hekawi learned something along that journey. Changing Coaches like they did never allowed any chemistry to develop with the Staff.
    Hoping that is occurring now with the Lynch/Shanny union.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    At this point, given the depth this Draft Class offers in regard to front 7 personnel, I’m hoping Lynch can field some offers for the 2-slot.
    With the work they accomplished in Mobile and, the upcoming Combine evals, I’m hoping they can identify an Edge guy that can be had beyond the 2-hole.
    Extra Picks are gold when you’re building a young roster. Also improves the odds of hitting on some talent if the Scouting is worth it’s salt.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Given my appreciation of the Belichick process, his guy Trey Flowers is an option on my FA radar, if Bill doesn’t pony up a deal to retain him.
    Given his history, Bill doesn’t often break the bank for many of his guys. He simply reloads.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Anxious to see where Lynch goes with Arik, relative to guaranteed money, on the 5th year too. Deadline in 4 weeks…
    Time to let Ward move on too.
    I’m more inclined to build a young roster with Blue Collar grunts than high 1st Rd hyped guys anyway.
    Sell slot 2,if able, and stock up 😀

  47. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We need to get or the dead weight under preforming LB’s, WR’s, etc. I think one of main things we have to do is keep Mullens he is a valuable commodity and knows the system. Trading him would be stupid. As far as anything else like who we pick in the draft or FA I will leave to the experts.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wishful thinking that another team would give up a 3rd rounder for Mullens because he doesn’t have a strong/accurate arm. He’s valuable here as a backup.

    I don’t see them re-signing Ward, Malcolm Smith, Garcon, Gilliam, Pinion and possibly Armstead (depending what kind of money he’s asking for and what moves they make).

    Pats will make Flowers their #1 priority to ink so it’ll be a surprise if he hits the market as a FA.

  49. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I wouldn’t trade Mullens for a 3rd rounder anyway. He is insurance and is probably gonna be needed next year. He also played better than any 2nd or 3rd rounder that we have on the team.

  50. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I just got me some Wild Turkey and I’m a-gonna get shitfaced on whiskey and right wing propaganda. If you work hard in America you too can be completely broke and drunk.

  51. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, I didn’t mean to use my real pseudonym for that last comment. Being on a tropical vacation brings out all the personalities in me

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Need to dig past the hype. Who does this guy sound like. Not every edge develops to their “fullest”.

    https://www.acmepackingcompany.com/free-agency-2019-green-bay-packers/2019/2/9/18214336/packers-could-find-veteran-edge-rushers-available-soon-as-salary-cap-casualties

    Read the section on Vic Beasley and beware bypassers of senior bowl.

    TexWestern
    He hasn’t advanced his game at all. Never learned any pass rushing counters. He’s also a horrific tackler. Basically, he’s a situational pass rusher only and all he has is he outside speed rush.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of Pettis and trade strategy to identify and get him, here is a noted performer identified by a packer watcher in the 6th rd this year. Our esteemed draft gurus passed on ESB. How good is Peters and Mayhew and Lynch?

    https://www.acmepackingcompany.com/2019/2/12/18221998/2018-packers-roster-breakdown-grades-acquisitions-and-free-agents

    Equanimeous St. Brown
    36 Targets, 21 Receptions (58.3%), 328 yards, 15.6 Yards per Reception, 0 TDs.

    ESB was the final receiver drafted by the Packers, but by the end of the 2018 season he looked like the best of the bunch. There’s a lot to like about St. Brown, from his enormous frame to his insane catch radius to his ability to play both in the slot and outside. ESB is also the youngest of the three at just 22, and there is still some projectability there to unlock.

    He didn’t start to see regular targets until late in the year, but when it was all said and done he managed a higher catch percentage than MVS while also out-gaining his speedy counterpart on a per-catch basis. Rodgers purportedly had trust issues with the rookie wideouts, leading to a paucity of targets, but this says more about Rodgers than St. Brown, as he could frequently be found running open while Rodgers forced yet another ball to the covered and injured Jimmy Graham. If anyone from this draft class is likely going to become a star, it’s Equanimeous.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is a top 4 QB from the draft a few years ago. CLE took him in the 2nd. Athletic, big arm, but fails QB 101. Tell me again that Mullens is not worth a 3rd. At minimum he is a quality backup.

    Backup: DeShone Kizer
    Active for 16 games
    Passing Stats: 20-42 (47.6% completions), 187 yards (4.5 Y/A), 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions; 40.5 passer rating
    Rushing Stats: 5 carries, 39 yards (7.8 YPC), 1 fumble

    Kizer saw action in three games this season, first filling in for Rodgers in the first half of the first game against the Bears, then taking one knee in a convincing win over the Falcons and finally playing most of the final contest against the Detroit Lions. In that time, he was responsible for exactly zero points for the Packers and seven points for their opponents, courtesy of a Khalil Mack pick-six.

    “Kizer’s athletic ability was clear, especially against the Lions, when he ran four times for 40 yards. His arm strength is there as well. However, his presence in the pocket still needs significant work, and his accuracy and decision-making are both terribly inconsistent.”

    CJB can be developed as our backup. Jump on any offer of a 3rd for BDN.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mullens is not worth a 3rd round pick.

    Only you and Mullens mother believes that. There is nothing to justify your assertion.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    EqStB was on my radar early Bakkentom – I too thought he could have been a sleeper selection as well.
    His College Offense did his stats no favors.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m awaiting Combine numbers but, an early sleeper I’m watching is Bullit’s guy from Texas – DE Charles Omenihu.
    He looked good in Mobile to me.
    Want to see more as he tests against the rest in Indy.
    He and Rashan Gary are a couple of the lesser ‘hyped’ guys I want to get a look at.
    Again, selling the 2 slot is what I’d like to see Lynch do.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Flacco has been traded to the Broncos for a 5th round pick today although the trade can’t be finalized until March. Take the Broncos out of the QB needy team list

    Now how do you get a 3rd round pick for Mullens?

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As expected and a no brainer Niners release Gilliam
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/49ers-release-garry-gilliam-saving-175444692.html

    Malcolm Smith,Garcon, Ward and Pinion to follow???

  60. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I wouldn’t trade Mullens for a 3rd rounder. He is a kid that is full of untapped potential and has proven he can run the ship. He is far better at reading defenses than CJ and is most certainly gonna get better. There are no guaranties that we would benefit by doing a trade like that.

  61. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Read the comments, hilarious. With this trade picked up a 34 year old burnout at 18 mil, then 20 mil. WASH won’t have to outbid DEN for BDN.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/13/broncos-send-their-first-fourth-rounder-to-ravens-for-joe-flacco/#comments

    CTE has damaged the brain of Elway LOLOLOL!

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network is reporting the Niners are releasing Pierre Garcon
    and saving $5mil in cap room as a result.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “Jaylon Ferguson will drop in draft. Nab in 2nd?”

    After Foster would you use a high draft pick on him knowing he’s not clean?

    Another Bama player projected as a first round pick to stay away from

    “Former Alabama safety Deionte Thompson won’t have to worry about a 2017 assault charge lingering over his head as he makes his way into the NFL.

    Thompson was arrested in April 2017 and charged with aggravated assault related to an incident in Texas a month earlier. Thompson was accused of kicking another man in the head while the man was on the ground during a fight, but maintained that he was not involved in the fight.

    Prosecutors decided to dismiss the charge last week.”

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    ‘Bama football is an institution of corruption.
    Almost untouchable, in terms of clout.
    Saban is often accused of being Satan for good reason.
    Until he loses his edge, his program will be locally protected.
    This is why so many of his players push the envelope. They’re comfortable with the ammenities, and fringe benefits, that come with the football program.
    They do come out well prepared for the NFL. It’s all about the maturity factor, which takes extensive screening, by qualified FO people, before writing those fat checks.

  65. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    For this year Garcon’s cap savings is .5 to 1 mil, 8.275 mil minus remaining prorated signing bonus and 500,000 of whatever maybe. He had another two years of big salary tho but not guaranteed. Dollars better spent on a CJ Mosley or Anthony Barr or Earl Thomas.

  66. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Sign this guy up as our salesman for a Thomas trade to GB. With the new DL coach make them an offer they can’t refuse.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/14/vance-joseph-has-no-worries-about-nick-bosa-or-josh-allen-at-olb/

  67. 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

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
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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