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 light.

In between these two bits of manufactured horseshit lies the truth: none of it matters a hill of beans. It’s just practice. And poor bastard sports writers grinding out a paycheck.

A player could get injured, of course. That would matter. And injuries have become a constant in the Niner corner of the NFL.

I don’t want to jinx anybody, but the top FA signing in each of the past two years has never made it to the regular season. Malcolm Smith, then Jerick McKinnon. This year’s top FA was Kwon Alexander, but he tore his ACL last year and might be immune to the curse. Dee Ford was the top offseason acquisition, but he came in a trade. Still, if I was him, I’d keep up with my prayer cycle heading into Training Camp.

Still, the year seems to come down to Jimmy  Garoppolo. Who are we going to see? The guy injured after three starts in New England and after three starts last year? Or the guy who rang up five straight wins to close out the 2017 season?

Garoppolo and Nick Mullens have almost identical stats after eight games, except in one critical category. Mullens record is 3-5 and Garoppolo’s is 6-2.

It shouldn’t take long to find out what we have. The team starts with two trips to the Eastern Time Zone, where the Niners have not won a game in many a moon. Those trips are then followed by a home game against the Steelers. We could win all three or lose all three.

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13 comments on “ACLs R Us
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m pretty sure in Shanahan’s offense there is always a check down safety valve.

    With that said C.J. Beathard holds on to the ball way too long and get’s sacked often. Either he has a hard time reading the defenses and it effects his going through his progressions. He will never make it in this league holding on to the ball and getting sacked. He needs to pull the trigger even if it’s to the check down.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if the prayer circle are communicating with the football Gods. That is who I would be praying to. Pretty sure that football players are as superstitious as baseball players and should be doing everything that will secure theirs and the teams good mojo. Injuries will kill any teams chances as we have proved the last couple of years.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King loves the 49ers. He has them 7th in his power rankings as he is a big believer in Jimmy G.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    King is a schmoozer, and people tell him things. When it comes to football predictions, though, he has a long track record of being dead wrong in public. He probably doesn’t care if he’s wrong here, because in the future Garoppolo and Shanahan will view him as a friendly guy they can trust with information.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah it’s easy to say we will be in the hunt but we are gonna have to prove it on the field. Every year some ‘expert’ says we will shine but it just seems to be the kiss of death for us.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King got one thing right about Jimmy –

    “10 games in five NFL seasons, he’s been rewarded ridiculously for what the Niners expect him to do …”

    Weigh that against Nick, then do the math.
    Nick won 1/2 as many games with far less experience.
    Jimmy better get over the mental hurdle of live bodies around his surgically repaired knee real quick too…

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco reports

    “The 49ers are set to sign 6-foot-8 tight end Levine Toilolo, reports @RapSheet. Toilolo played at Stanford. He was on the Falcons the two seasons Kyle Shanahan served as O-coordinator”

    Shanahan is assembling some tall red zone targets

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:


    “Arizona’s eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson is being suspended the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, league sources told ESPN.”

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jest decide to fire their GM in May.
    Odd time after the draft, free agent signings and hiring a new coach which makes you wonder Why Now and not in January?

    Total dysfunction.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Following shows that David Carr has no credibility as a football analyst with his ridiculous comments on Joe Montana.
    Carr was a Niner and failed miserably.

    There is stupid and then there is Carr

  11. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    That’s totally freaking amazing.

    Someone actually cared enough about David Carr’s opinion to hire him.


  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Carr plays mouth ball about as good as he played football.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedule
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05 · 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 · 10:00 AM @ CIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17