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QB or Not QB

This year’s training camp and preseason games will be quite a bit different than the previous seven years have been. The 49ers are the reigning NFC West champions, not the team that might be good or might be bad. They’re

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

Don’t Go Near the Daisies

The fateful day has arrived. At 9pm PST today, the lights go out all over the NFL map. Unless the players and owners agree to extend the expiration of product deadline. If this does not occur, the 2011 Lockout will

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

The Man Who Never Was

As March 4th looms in the not so distant future, it’s arrival delayed only by the inexorable empty days of February, an inconceivable notion is rising to the surface: the 49ers QB for the 2011 season might very well be

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Posted in Angst 101

Seven Come Eleven

For the second consecutive season, the 49ers managed to be the dominant team in their own division without actually being the division champion. They also once again finished one game short of making the playoffs. The day late and a

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback

Don’t Even Think About It

When the season began, Monday night’s game against the Cardinals and the season ending game against the same team were thought to be the crucial games that would decide the NFC West championship. As it is, they are only crucial

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Posted in Friday Walkthrough

Under the Bus, By Seymour Butts

Following the lead of former HC and mentor Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary pretty much tossed Alex Smith under the bus this past week. Both times Smith has gotten these tread marks, it was after incurring a shoulder separation. And both

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Hysteria, Mysteria, and Jinxaroni

The hysterical outcry to the release of Nate Davis, which swamped the lowlands of the blogosphere for two days, abruptly calmed down and receded into a whimpering “Ooops. Heh heh” yesterday, as all 31 teams in the league were disinterested

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Posted in Game Previews

Nate the Great: RIP

The 49ers added one last tweak to their roster Monday, releasing 3rd string QB Nate Davis and replacing him with Troy Smith, who was recently released by the Ravens. This news was so bind-boggling that ESPN chose to ignore it

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

49ers Win Scrub Bowl 17-14

The 49ers closed out the 2010 Exhibition Season by beating the Chargers 17-14 in a largely empty Candlestick Park stadium. There were no initial reports of any serious injuries. Whew!!! The emergence of Phillip Adams has got to be the

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Posted in Exhibition Season

Last Call for the Extras

The Exhibition Season officially ends today, along with the 2010 Off Season. As of Friday morning, teams around the league will be focusing entirely on Game Number One of the 2010 NFL season. Last season will be gone and everyone

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Posted in FOS Speculation

CSI: Blog Monday

Next week’s 49er game against the Raiders is the third exhibition game, traditionally the one that is viewed as a tuneup for the regular season. It is numero uno in order of significance of the four insignificant practice games. The

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Posted in Exhibition Season

49ers 15, Farvettes 10

While watching the Bret Farve telethon Sunday night, I was surprised to see a 49er exhibition game spliced into the fawning endeavor. How annoying. What was NBC thinking? There must have been at least a hundred more facial expressions that

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Posted in Exhibition Season

2010 TC XIII: G & W Preview

Brian Westbrook appeared in the 49er backfield at Thursday’s practice, paired with Frank Gore. It’s possible this was a sop to the fans who were attending the last open practice of Training Camp, a sort of “look what we got

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2010 TC XII: Scratching Post

Smith Haters, Inc. had a wild celebration on the 49er blogosphere Wednesday as Jimmy Raye announced that Nate Davis would finally get some playing time against actual NFL players, instead of the Training Camp fodder he has so far performed

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Posted in Exhibition Season

2010 TC V & VI: Mid-Camp Notes

One week into camp and already Mike Iupati and Anthony Davis have moved into the starting lineup, replacing David Baas and Adam Snyder. It’s possible that this is only a temporary move to give both of these rookies as many

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Posted in Training Camp

The Distorted Man

Yesterday, I remarked that there is little chance that Alex Smith will not settle in as the Franchise QB this coming season. Some folks might consider this remark a bit of an overstatement. Wishful thinking. Out and out balderdash. But

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Posted in FOS Speculation

End of an Era

The long off season is nearly over. In two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers will begin the long and winding road to the 2010 NFL playoffs — or the agonizing pratfall into the hell of abysmal failure. The stakes are

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Break on Through to the Other Side

One by one, segments of the 49ers’ roster are being packed with talent. Five years ago, there wasn’t one area that had depth or quality. This team has been rebuilt and will definitely be a contender every year for the

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Posted in Philosophy

Hints & Hallucinations

The first day of OTAs concluded without anyone getting broken. That was encouraging news, though a bit hampering reportage wise. Perhaps we can reach into the old noggin hole and salvage the day. Brandon Jones appeared to be third on

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

Touch Football Time

The NFL, with its uncanny ability to invent mumbo jumbo speak, has come up with a tortured term for this time of the year, dubbing it “Organized Team Activities” (OTAs). A true mouthful of Spam. Do they have high level

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

The Smith Haters Club

Yesterday’s post considered the impact drafting Alex Smith has had on the franchise. It has also had a monstrous impact on the 49er blogging community. In fact, in the five years since Smith was drafted, a large and vociferous club

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

2007 Draft: Grades Are In

The first significant full squad OTAs will begin next Monday. This is very good news, since the blogosphere lately has been slower than the thought processes in Flyingv68’s brain. I mean virtually dead. Comatose. With nothing much going on to

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Posted in FOS Speculation
2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle: L 13-24
Dec. 3: at Chicago: W 15-14
Dec. 10: at Houston: W 26-16
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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