Mouths At Work

Another week and a half until the Draft. That means we’re close to the annual three day hyperbolic mania of Mel Kiper. But as annoying as Kyper can be, he’s much preferable to the goopy, unxious gushings of golf’s Jim Nantz. Just an awful, mind-numbing sycophant. And the corporate stuffed-shirts running the Masters probably think he’s great.

I suppose Bay Area sports fans are somewhat spoiled after witnessing some of the greatest announcers ever over the past many years. Bill King, Lon Simmons, and Hank Greenwald. A trio of all time greats.

The great golf writer Dan Jenkins is no doubt squirming now over Heaven’s happy, happy policies, since he could not contain his disdain for Tiger Woods down here on earth over the past ten years. But his recent death mercifully prevented him from having to cover this year’s Masters.

The 49ers seemed locked in on drafting Nick Bosa, but that was before the MSM went howling after him for his political views and Tweets that seemed to indicate he would not be particularly thrilled to play in San Francisco. Maybe someone should let him know the team actually plays in Santa Clara.

Still, for a guy to think he can be a high profile athlete and nobody but his friends are going to see his Instagrams and Tweets indicates a large bit of stupidity or naivete that has to earn him one strike, at least. Not that pass rushing DEs are renowned for intelligence, but the second pick in the Draft carries heavier obligations than a third round guy. You want the second pick to stay here for ten years, not play out his five year contract and head off somewhere else.

I could throw in Charles Haley here, for wacky DE balance, but this is a post about mouths, not hands or other bodily members considered highly inappropriate by the blood thirsty MSM. Imagine Haley in a social media world and we’d know resoundingly we weren’t in Kansas anymore.

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20 comments on “Mouths At Work
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Bosa can get me 12 to 20 sacks that’s all that matters.
    I am interested what he does on Game Day and what he does in private life doesn’t concern me as long as he is a law abiding citizen.

    In a job interview you aren’t allowed to ask someone how they voted or their political views. If for some reason that becomes a factor on which players you pick then your team will be crap.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting development in Seahag land

    “Peter King writes in Football Morning in America that when Wilson said today is his deadline to sign a long-term deal, he means it’s the absolute final deadline: Wilson and his agent have told Seahawks G.M. John Schneider it has to be done now, or not at all.”

    That would shift the balance of power in the NFC West because that’s cutting off the head of the Seahags.

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Things that matter:

    Can he play and make an impact?

    Is he a team player?

    Can he avoid distractions?

    Things that don’t matter:

    His politics, so long as it does not get splashed all over the media and create said distraction.

    ***

    He’s deleted some of his social media posts that might have been controversial. Which indicates to me he’s not an idiot who is going to turn this into a circus, unlike some other doofus QB I could mention, but won’t, because he’s gone and I don’t give a shit about him any more.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Tru dat Grump. We won’t have to worry about him kneeling during the anthem. And since he only carries one vote that makes him just like us. I just hope he doesn’t like to punch/kick women.

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle backs up the truck for Russ – Yikes? $140M extension / $65M signing bonus?
    Outta their eff’n minds. (Good)

    Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports Wilson will receive $107 million guaranteed and his contract contains a no-trade clause.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/16/russell-wilson-hey-seattle-we-got-a-deal/

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Colts are where they are because they sucked for Luck.
    Without Luck they were a 4-12 team in 2017.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Traded down with NYJ (Sam Darnold) from #3 to #6 yielding 3 extra 2nd’s.

    https://www.sbnation.com/a/nfl-draft-tracker-2018-live-picks-trades

    That draft upgraded the oline to this:

    https://www.stampedeblue.com/2019/2/25/18234976/2018-colts-position-review-offensive-line

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The New York Jets made the first big move of the 2018 NFL Draft by trading with the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 3 overall pick. The Jets announced that they gave up their No. 6 overall pick, two second-round picks — No. 37 and No. 49 overall — as well as a 2019 2nd round pick.

    The Jets ultimately wound up selecting USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pi

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For just a little while Al Michaels was also a play by play guy in the Bay Area.

    The Niners are making a change from Ted Robinson to Greg Papa as the radio play by play announcer. Robinson is above average and Papa is a step above if you can get over that he’s been the voice of the Raiduhs for the last 20 years. Mark Davis in his oafish manner decided to replace Papa with 73 year old Musberger to be the voice of the Vega$ Raiduhs.

    Niner management saw the opportunity and signed Papa.
    Papa is no nonsense and is not a “homer” announcer. He tells it like it is and is not afraid to criticize the team when they suck. It might take getting used to but then again how many of us listen to the games on the radio anymore?

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco a sneak peek at Niners schedule

    “The 49ers will open the 2019 regular season with a cross-country trip to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday.

    After two road games to open the season, the 49ers will play their home opener at Levi’s Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 22, the source said.

    The remaining dates for the 49ers’ regular-season schedule were not immediately known”

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Cam Inman this is what the schedule should be an hour before it’s announced

    #49ers unofficial sked
    Wk 1 @ #Bucs
    Wk 2 @ #Bengals
    Wk 3 vs #Steelers
    Wk 4 bye
    Wk 5 vs #Browns (MNF)
    Wk 6 @ #LARams
    Wk 7 @Wash
    Wk 8 vs #Panthers
    Wk 9 @ #AZ
    Wk 10 vs #Seahawks
    Wk 11 vs #AZ
    Wk 12 vs #Packers
    Wk 13 @ #Ravens
    Wk14 @ #Saints
    Wk15 vs #Falcons
    Wk16 vs Rams
    Wk17 @ Sea

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Last six weeks look brutal.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “He tells it like it is and is not afraid to criticize the team when they suck.”

    Sigh. Remember how Lon Simmons would wisecrack when we sucked? We could have used him the last decade and change. I miss Lon.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lon Simmons was a treasure and we are all lucky to have heard his play by play when he was the Niners voice.
    I am saddened that he wasn’t the announcer when “the Catch” happened and KCBS dictated that Don Klein do the games and KGO Joe Starkey.

    Both these guys were subpar when compared to who was available.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners are in phase one of off season workouts.

    Here is some news on the players

    https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article229392914.html

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Staley says he’s still willing to play a few more years and is not ready to hang them up. That’s good news if he can stay injury free and give the Niners a team friendly contract that will last through McGlinchey’s rookie deal.

    Buckner is also saying he wants to stay with the Niners and it isn’t mandatory that his contract be done this season as his agent is in talks for a new deal.

  17. robNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if we’ll take my high school buddy’s son with our #2 pick

    I think I’d rather have Josh Allen !

  18. 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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