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Junky Alert

The third season  of the Kyle Shanahan Show will begin airing next week. As usual, the first four episodes will be meaningless drivel whose only purpose will be to familiarize us fans with the new cast of characters who will be

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Posted in Training Camp

Almost There

Training Camps will be opening across the NFL in the next couple of weeks and another season will drag out of bed and face the dawn. Patriot fans can book their playoff reservations immediately for yet another free ride to

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Four Part Harmony

The first part of the offseason deals with hopes and needs (FA and the Draft). The second part features high (or low) expectations (a whole lot of bullshit). Then there’s part three, Training Camp and Preseason, when expectations are diluted

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Take the Points

In 2017, the 49ers defense ranked 22nd against the pass, 22nd against the run, but 24th in points allowed.  The offense was 12th in yards, 9th in passing yards, 21st in rushing yards, but only 20th in points. In 2018,

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

Howdy Doodle Time

Last year at this time, the Rams were favored to win the NFC West, and they did precisely that. The 49ers were favored to provide a spirited chase, which might possibly land them a playoff berth. They did precisely not

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

ACLs R Us

The 49ers will be holding their month long offseason practices in a week or so. Matt Maiocco will provide spotty coverage that portrays everything in a positive light. Grant Cohn will provide the same coverage, portraying everything in a negative

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Urgent Expectations

We’re halfway through the offseason but still three months to go before Training Camp opens and year five of the post-Harbaugh era begins. The past four years have not been kind to the 49ers, but they haven’t been great for

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Rim Shot

So much foreplay, so little roar. As expected, the 49ers used the second pick in the 2019 Draft to select pass rusher Nick Bosa. On Day Two, they picked a small, quick WR (Deebo Samuel) and a big, tall WR (Jalen

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Posted in Draft Reaction

2019 NFL Draft

It’s finally time for the 2019 NFL Draft. Three more days and John Lynch will be on the clock with the number two pick. Lynch had the number two pick two years ago and whiffed it. Solomon Thomas has been no better

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Posted in Draft Board

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

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Posted in Draft Board

Fodder Time

Judging by the Comment section last week, it appears everybody has run out of gas NFL-wise. Pity. But, gas is a staple commodity of the Outsider, so we’ll soldier on haphazardly, even if it’s in a vacuum. Besides, when else would

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Return of the Jed

It was only a matter of time. For the past two years, Jed York has been quiet, almost invisible. Leaving Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch alone to do their jobs. Over the weekend, however, word leaked out of 49er HQ that York had

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

FA: If You Blinked, You Missed It

The second week of Free Agency passed without any prurient or otherwise titillating interest. In fact, the whole FA period seemed to be over before it officially began. If they can milk the draft three days, why not the FA

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Bring Me Your Lame …

The first week of Free Agency has come and gone. A lot of players changed teams and a lot of money changed hands. With the money being tossed at players these days, the “don’t let your kids play football” arguments are

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Posted in Delusional Therapy

The Dating Game

Free Agents are falling off their teams like apples from a tree in the early autumn. So far, the 49ers have not picked up any of these free fruits, but surely they will … won’t they? The Rams swooped in

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Posted in Around the League

The Price of Respect

So long, February. Good riddance. Hello March. You’re a bit windy for my taste, but apropos for the blogosphere, I suppose. Potential Free Agents are lining up at the NFL trough about now. Some are hoping to cash in big,

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Posted in Vacant Observations

He’s Makin’ a List …

The 49ers aren’t being very cooperative in generating offseason news so far. Unless you count fiddling with the training staff who are apparently solely responsible for wrecking the past two seasons. I’m sure all this backstage tinkering is going to

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Posted in Vacant Observations

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

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Playoff Blues

It’s been a month since the 2018 regular season ended. During that time, the Seahawks went to the playoffs and the Rams went to the Super Bowl. And the 49ers assumed their customary position on the spectator couch. They finished

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Staff Roulette

The 49ers leapt into the new year by firing their D-line coach, their Trainer, and their Strength & Conditioning fellow. The first pink slip is a bit puzzling since the D-line was one of the few areas of competence last

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Buzzkill Edition

We’re a week and a half into the offseason, and no 49er player has yet been arrested. Super Bowl here we come! There seems to be a ground swell of optimism forming for the 2019 season, unlike any season in,

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Posted in Delusional Therapy

Wild Card Weekend

Two games on Wild Card weekend will determine the matchups for the Divisional round. In the AFC, it’s the Colts vs Texans game. If the Texans win, they go to New England and the winner of the Chargers vs Ravens

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Posted in Game Previews
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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