Testing the Water

The NFL is tiptoeing back to work this week. Although “work” might be stretching the concept a bit. All the players will be doing this week is sitting for a virus probe, waiting in isolation for a couple of days, and getting another probe that will hopefully pronounce them healthy enough to begin six months of beating each other’s brains out.

The last time the 49ers went to the Super Bowl and lost, they followed up with a 12-4 regular season before losing the NFC Title game in Seattle. That game ended with Dickhead Sherman tipping an endzone pass meant for Michael Crabtree into the grateful arms of Malcolm Smith. Sherman then launched into a spit-flying YOU-SUCK!! tirade against Crabtree, and Smith cashed in his luck by getting handsomely overpaid by the Raiders and Niners over the next four years or so.

Nothing much will be happening for the first three weeks. Just conditioning type stuff that young people think will give them a better, more healthy life, and older people realize there’s enough pain and suffering already in life so why beat yourself up and add to it?

Padded practices don’t begin until mid-August. Which means there’s only going to be a couple weeks of real practice until the season starts. Early games are bound to be ragged affairs. If the 49ers manage to get by Arizona in the opening game, they’ll then have games against the Jets and Giants, which should see them get to October with a 3-0 record.

That all presumes the Niners, or one of their opponents, don’t get COVID infestations that are going to throw weirdness into this season every week. Strange times.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Let us not forget that Jamal Adams is a most talented player but also a malcontent who forced the trade by going public against his head coach.

    Seahags let Earl Thomas go because they couldn’t afford him and now they have a box safety that wants a big contract of $20 mil a year in 2 years. So between Russell Wilson and Adams They will eat up about $50 mil of the salary cap.

    The troll Lowell Cohn keeps reporting Lynch was interested and chides Lynch for being quiet for several weeks,

    Niners couldn’t afford Adams and I think this will cost the Seahags in the long term because everyone wants to get paid and it won’t work if you have $125 mil for your other 51 players which means a lot of fringe minimum wage players.

    The forecast is the next couple of years will be tight financially both for the country and the NFL. With 50 mil people unemployed I cannot see a booming economy and the salary cap will flatten out.
    If you start throwing out crazy contracts you will be hurting big time.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Season will be a little strange with covid. My expectations are it is identified early with testing and quarantining if girlfriend gets it. Hit it with quality therapeutic regimens like hydroxychloroquine, antibiotic, and zinc. Some short weeks to treat the “flu”.

    Do not expect anything overblown. Not anywhere near an IR, two to four weeks then back balling.

    We are so good now from production of day 2 and day 3 draftees helping the salary cap stay manageable. Virtually all starters returning with plug and play of coached up high draft picks.

    Thank TB and Chip Kelly and Tomsula coaching teams for getting us top 10 or better draft picks. Bad rosters led to Bosa and Samuel.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I still don’t see how they can pull this off.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Eduardo Rodriguez a starting pitcher for the Red Sox had Covad19 and now has a heart condition that might end his career.

    It affects different people different ways and it is pure BS to think everything will be the same after it passes. It’s main effect is on your lungs.

    My college roommate was in the ICU for 10 days and he’s out but has trouble walking and has no strength to walk 100 ft.

    This isn’t a joke or a hoax and it’s not the sniffles as 200K people will have died when football season starts and allegedly we have the best medical in the world. Death count is over 1,000 a day and the buck stops with the guy in charge.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lots of opt outs on teams we face. Super Bowl here we come.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/07/28/patriots-2020-defense-will-be-a-far-cry-from-2019/

    BUF Star Lotulelei DT

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    So Wes Richburg is on the Pup List, predicted by Grumpy.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Joey Bosa signs extension with Chargers 5 years $135 Mil
    $85 mil fully guranteed
    Preview of things to come for little bro Nick in 4 years

    That’s why you can’t afford Jamal Adams.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You know you’re screwed and in big trouble when the leader of the free world is touting a Houston doctor who has an office in a strip mall
    and believes in alien DNA and witches.

    When taken off social media for false assertions she said God would destroy those companies.

    Instead of solutions and an organized strategy we are in crazyland.

    If anyone thinks this is a hoax they just need to visit a hospital and see what’s going on in the ICU.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    GM John Lynch given a contract extension through 2024 season

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Herman Cain Trump supporter and 2016 presidential candidate has passed away with complications from COVID19. He was Mr 9-9-9

    Might be a wake up call for those who don’t believe as Cain was at the Trump Tulsa Rally and he wasn’t wearing a mask.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Antonio Brown has been given an 8 game suspension by the NFL

    If you don’t mind the headaches he brings you can sign him for half a season if it ever happens.

    Ask Petey how Josh Gordon is fitting in with the Seahags.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I really liked what the Jets got with the Adams trade. And there is this tweet.

    Jets_Media
    Even with trading away Jamal Adams, the safety position isn’t even a huge need for the #Jets

    •Marcus Maye
    •Bradley McDougald
    •Ashtyn Davis

    I’m excited watch these 3 ball out in 2020

    Davis was their 3rd RD pick I believe. Their D now lacks SS Adams and MLB CJ Mosely. We get them in 3rd game.

    SEA just gave up too much in draft capital and salary cap headaches. For a payoff for 2020.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NYG, NYJ, and MIA will come at us early with rookie OL pieces.

    MIA both OT’s, NYG has LT Solder opt out so both OT’s, and NYJ has a new OT.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another Patriot opts out, eight now. Looks like a paid vacation beats another year of Belichick’s grind.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Too good to be true?

    By whatever means necessary, reduce the starters off the teams we face. Especially when Kinlaw and Aiken need time to get up to speed.

    https://www.bigblueview.com/2020/5/15/21259861/deandre-baker-charges-everything-we-know-ny-giants

    NYG already has LT Solder opted out. Now looks like CB1 DeAndre Baker will be in Goodell’s doghouse. Great for Aikud to build confidence against NFL corners. We get them in week 2.

    We could go 7-0 before the tough game stretch. Would feel better if the Cards lose starters.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What did you do during the offseason?

    Here are the Niners

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt6qRAXX05g

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm.

    “Former Washington Football Team Pro Bowl TE Jordan Reed reached agreement on an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.”

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Lynch/Shanahan press conference today

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

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Ralph “The Razor” Barbieri longtime radio talk show host at KNBR and was a Bay Area fixture

    His acerbic opinions cost him his job and he was 74 when he passed.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mucho concussions Skeebs – Risky if not down right long shot I’d say –

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/author/matt-maiocco

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Former Seahawks pass-rusher and current free agent Ziggy Ansah is going through a physical and COVID-19 testing with the 49ers.”

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Stairway to Heaven will be 50 years old next year.

    The guys are looking their age and this was a few years ago.

    Kennedy Center honored them in 2012

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cZ_EFAmj08

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Today is opt out day in the NFL

    Niners have WR Travis Benjamin Opting out. Benjamin was a fringe player who likely wouldn’t have made the team.

    Interesting if Lynch looks for another WR to replace Benjamin with Samuel and James hurt.

    We are closing in on the season, less than 5 weeks out.

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    How trite: Seahawks claim DJ Reed off waivers.

  25. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Old time 49er seriously injured in crash. I remember when we traded him for Rosey Taylor, right before Nolan’s three divisional championships. He was a damned good guard who became one of the nest O-line coaches in the NFL.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/08/02/howard-mudd-seriously-injured-in-motorcycle-crash/

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Disappointed Shon Coleman opted out. Looked like he had the talent to excel as swing tackle and future starter.

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah Grump, Mudd was a great Niner. Him being 78 doesn’t look so good.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting. Don’t have time to read it but experimenting going on.

    https://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/194109-3-4-defensive-lineman-wide/

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Friday 8/7 was Dwight Clark Day in Santa Clara

    footage of week one where players are working out doing some football

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZOC9_SUASk

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers have signed former Bills OL Spencer Long, some interior line depth and versatility.”

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Just for fun, Baalke’s last bust pick:

    “Lions waived former 49ers’ first-round pick, guard Josh Garnett.”

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And another one for fun:

    “Washington Football Team activated LB Reuben Foster (knee) off of PUP.”

  33. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Over-Under on Foster’s next arrest: Three weeks. Place yer bets…

  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: PHI (SNF)
10-11: MIA
10-18: LA RAMS (SNF)
10-25: @ NE

11-1: @ SEA
11-5: GB (TNF)
11-15: @ NO

BYE

11-29: @LAR

12-7: BUF (MNF)
12-13: WAS
12-20: @ DAL (SNF)
12-26: or 27 @ AZ

1-3: SEA

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2020 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-4
Grumpy: 12-4
NJ49er: 11-5
Skeebers: 11-5
Winder: 11-5

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