Combine Combo

The NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis. In other news, …

Head coaches from all 32 teams will be in attendance, and 31 of them will be urging each other to trample the 49ers this year. After all, if the podunk staff scraped together by Jed York and Trent Baalke has any measure of success this coming year, the value of NFL coaches will plummet, along with their salaries. Not to mention how embarrassing it would be to get chumped by a bunch of chumps.

GM Trent Baalke was dragged to took the podium Wednesday morning for about 15 minutes. He may or may not be much of GM, but he certainly has mastered the art of “my lips are moving, but I’m not saying anything.” Thursday, HC Jim Tomsula will speak/mumble/sweat/ at the podium, eyes darting around furiously like a cornered thief.

The HC as a joke-of-the-day. What a novel concept. Perhaps we’ll get a laugh track piped into his pressers this year. If you see him constantly looking at the floor before answering questions, it will be because Baalke is hidden behind the dais with cue cards.

The Harbaugh haters are mostly mum about the new coaches, preferring to continue their fanciful attempts to minimize him while resetting the bar of expectations for the new guy. 8-8 last year with a crippled roster was a disaster, but 8-8 this year with a healthy one will be a success. The comedy motif is already gaining a toe hold. York obviously thinks the fan base IQ lies somewhere between a rock and a tree stump, and maybe he’s right.

Baalke was asked whether Frank Gore would be back next year, and his non-answer was filled with praise for Gore and talk about hurdles to overcome to reach an agreement. I doubt if money is Gore’s main concern. He wants to play and not be a marginalized contributor while the team figures out if Carlos Hyde, Kendall Hunter, and whoever Baalke drafts this year can replace him.

I can’t see why Gore would return. He’d be better off in a place like Indianapolis, competing for a championship and getting lots of carries, than coming back to this mess and finishing his career as a part-time player on a mediocre team.

Baalke noted how nice it was of Kurt Warner to be tutoring Colin Kaepernick this offseason, learning QB stuff like footwork, arm positions, touch passes, etc — all to improve his accuracy and command of the pocket. Then Colin will return to the Bay Area and later on meet up with his new QB coach, Steve Logan, who will tell Colin he values mobility over accuracy. GONG!

Time to wrap this up for now and go lay in a supply of popcorn for this morning’s Jim Tomsula presser. Should be fun!

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  1. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Hate to say it but I think you’re enjoying this comedy show, Skeebs. Maybe that’s the best we can do until the season starts. It’s only a game, it’s only a game, it’s….

  2. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    St Jim!!!!! Please come back!

    RTF, I said for 6 years that Smith needed better coaching to be good. I was right. Have Bullit dig up the posts. Is smith Joe! No. Is he good? Yes. Good enough to be an MGL starting QB.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Really Chuckles??? You are the revisionist historian with so many views your simple mind can’t keep track of them.
    Sept 28, 2012 this is what you said about Alex Smith

    “As I just said, Smith IS on a short leash. He’ll get the starts for, say the next 6 weeks, but if things go south, they will make a change. Cappy Capperson will see some action. And/or some starts if shit don’t work out.
    Smith has been knocked down a zillion times. By other teams, by his coaches, his temmates, by the front office, on and on. He’s nothing if not durable and thick-skinned.”

    Not exactly a vote of confidence or even a mention of being good. Pat yourself on the back for being right if you wish
    but your assessment of Alex being “durable and thick skinned” is far from saying you believed with coaching he could be good.

    You asked me to look it up and I did you a favor. Be careful what you wish for Chuckles.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Da Bears are thinking about dumping Brandon Marshall because of his $7.5 mil salary for 2015.
    Who would you rather have Stevie Johnson at $6.5 mil or Brandon Marshall at $7.5 mil?

    I think Marshall has a few good years in him and he is a solution to not scoring in the red zone because he posts up on smaller dbs and it’s over because he’s 6’4″.

    I would trade a future 3rd round pick for Marshall and let Stevie Johnson go because his salary is too rich for his results.

  5. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That was after he proved himself capable, you dumbshit. Man, you are dumber than a bag of dicks.

    He finally had some solid competition behind him.

    Get it? Of course not.

  6. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They are going to want more than a 3 for Marshall regardless of their frustration with him.

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- The only people I know that hate Harbaugh is dennis and the whole Seawad fanbase. If you honestly believe that Jed is so inept at running things then you are probably in for a long ride.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    So are you and every other 49er fan, Winder.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Marshall will be 31 next month.
    A FUTURE 3rd round pick is his market value IMO.
    Tomsula just said in his press conference he wants Crabtree back.
    Realistically the Niners have about a 10% chance to acquire Marshall. Signing Crabtree to a one year deal at around $6 mil
    a 40% chance. I have read that the Chefs would jump on Crabtree if he became available.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs – That’s quite possibly true I don’t see much of a bright side to what’s transpired. However, I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet. To me the whole season is gonna ride on Kappy and I still think he has the skill set to do it.

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, look at any blog and there are a bunch of people who were fed up with the Harbaugh/Roman offense’s ineffectiveness. It ain;t just me, Bergs and the lunatic fringe.

    Bullitt, there was a failr amount of outcry to start Kappy from the get-go. From the fans.

    Here’s what I said Sept 8th, 2011.

    Unca Chuck says:

    September 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Chapped lips is a different story, eh NoFear? Bold prediction that 75% finish within 6-10 to 10-6. Brilliant. Where did you read that?
    So you are making your prediction about the Niners AFTER the season starts? Better yet, why not wait until the season ends? You can be spot-on.
    What a laugh, NoFear.

    Yes, Smith is what he is. Whatever is talked about him regarding his less-than-illustrious career is always caveated with the fact he’s had nothing but lousy coaching from day one. Turner being the only exception. This isn’t an excuse, it is a fact.
    He hasn’t helped his cause by being the very inconsistent guy that he is, but these are the facts. Not your jaundiced view of what has happened.
    Will this be his breakout year? I highly doubt it, but even last year’s yo-yoing of him and Troy was retarded in the extreme. The Niners are looking to ride Gore and Hunter a lot anyway, so Harbaugh’s job is to minimize Smith’s mistakes, and at least get him to some level of comfort in a system that isn’t based on 3rd and 12.
    Weill it work? Well, the season pretty much is riding on that very thing.
    So, we’ll get you prediction about week 12? HA ha . . .

    Ringing endorsement? No, but I certainly wasn’t in the Kappy crowd that was screeching for him at that point. And I understood that he had the wherewithal to be successful under a better system.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    My post is borne out by the fact that Smith went from 14 TDs and 10 picks (in 11 games) in 2010 to 17 and 5 in 2011.

  13. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, you’ll always say everything about everything. Which particular context you want to ‘recall’ depends largely on what day of the week it is or which way the wind blows.

    You want to make this all about replacing one guy, but you know it isn’t.

    Did you see Tomsula’s “inspiring” presser? Still think he’s running this team? He’s agreed, apparently, to be the fall guy for it, that much is clear.

    Frankly, he sounds like a guy in way over his head and just hoping something good happens so he doesn’t look too foolish but with no idea how to make anything good happen. An OC with no system or playbook? Perfect!

    I know you’re on his side now, cheering for him, and beating everyone with another opinion over the head. Deja vu all over again. Soon you’ll be yapping at anyone still supporting him. And that is borne out by the last three HCs.

  14. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    RE Alex Smith: That’s the guy whose signed jersey you posted pics of soaking up oil on your garage floor, right?

    “I was for him before I was against him.”

    You funny, Petersan!

  15. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh boo hoo NoFear. Still pining for Teflon Mike? You know, the guy who I said would never sniff another HC spot for the rest of his life? He’s an LB coach now. Glory be.

    Hey, I’m a fan. I give these guys rope until they use it up. Some use it up faster.

    If we go by pressers, I guess sing was an outstanding coach.

    Or do you prefer gobble gobble turkey jive-ass mofo?

    Again you are easily distracted by shiny objects. Tomsula will be fine running the defense. He’ll leave the offense to Geep and Steve Logan.

    THIS gives me hope. Logan anyway. Not your incessant whining about poor St Jim. And his dogshit offense.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, Chuck, Mangini is running the defense, not Tomsula. Logan, a guy out of the league the past three years, is QB coach, not the guy running the offense. That’s Chryst, the guy who designed the Red Zone plays you bitched about all last year. But you have hope. Like I said, rock or tree stump. You’d fit right in there.

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, Skeebs, Tomsula has a background in defense, right? How much input did Harbaugh supply to the defense? Zero, zip, nada.

    Funny how the defense outperformed the offense by a wide margin, eh?

    Chryst, you guys are dense. Funny how Tomsula said he and he alone picked his staff. But I suppose that doesn’t fit the agenda you push here that Baalke does everything. Does it mean things will go swimmingly? No, but it doesn’t follow the picture you are trying to paint.

    My concern since all this shit went down is how well the offense would do. Then again I’ve had this problem for the last 3 years.

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, since you need to be led by the nose here, Harbaugh was an integral part of designing the offense, yet he was hands-off with the defense.

    I see the same thing, albeit Tomsula will be an integral part of the defense while leaving the offense to his offensive coaches.

    See? Isn’t this fun?

    You’re welcome.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Do you all wear brown shirts? . Walk in lockstep with the ‘hang Jed’ crowd or get pegged as an ‘apologist’.

    Soo much for supporting different ideas.

  20. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    “Do you all wear brown shirts? . Walk in lockstep with the ‘hang Jed’ crowd or get pegged as an ‘apologist’.

    Soo much for supporting different ideas.

    Your hypocrisy is almost as hilarious as your naivete if you think Tomsula made all the coaching hires without any oversight.

    Baalke’s “I wasn’t even in town” is almost as believable.

  21. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I get it. Everyone lies but St Jim.

    “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Harbaugh be thy name . . .

  22. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    This IS the train ride to Shitsville. Brought to you by the 6-10 crew of Singletary fame. Same bozo hired him as brought us Tommy boy, ie, York football genius, leader of dynasties.

    Pity the poor fools who shell out thousands to visit the new wasteland in Santa Clara. Think they’ll get their money’s worth?

    Nice scenery huh? All aboard!

  23. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well NoFear? Skeebs? Look at the last 11 threads. They all paint Jed to be a bumbling fool.

    But there is a distinct possibility that this offense could do better. And the team in general.

    But that gets shouted down by you brownshirts.

    There are a few guys on my site who call out Jed. Snarkk being one of them. Do I bash them? No. (Flying vagina doesn’t count. )

    What do you do here? Flame on . . .

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Clearly I overestimated your IQ, Chuck, and have insulted both rocks and tree stumps.

  25. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    IF only Charles the First was as concerned about the opinions of his peasants as our favorite apologist is about ours HE wouldn’t have lost his head. But this makes two of ’em and for the same reason = all yack, no substance.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “But there is a distinct possibility that this offense could do better. And the team in general.”

    Distinct possibility is putting lipstick on a pig and just spin.

    Having spent the entire season ranting and raving about the Niner Red Zone Offense you actually promote the architect of that offense to be the offensive coordinator after being turned down by 5 or more other coaches.

    Steve Logan has 2 years experience in the NFL and has been out of coaching for 3 years.
    The Dline coach Steve Brown was a Dline coach under Dennis Erickson at Ariz State and they finished 6th in the Pac 10.
    He coached Carl Bradford ad Will Sutton and has no NFL caching experience. He was a Niner NFL Scout for the last 3 years.

    I am not overwhelmed by these guys resumes that they can coach up this team to bigger and better things.

    In December if I told you Mangini would be our DC, Chryst our OC, Steve ogan QB coach and Steve Brown OLine coach you would’ve laughed at me.

    Keep spinning and tell me how great of a coaching staff and how improved it is over the guys that left.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For me the ball is in Baalke’s court.
    He needs to convince and add talent to the roster by re-signing free agents like Cox, Gore and Culliver among others.
    Convince Justin Smith to return
    Draft some guys that will help this coming season and sign some solid free agents to supplement to roster.

  28. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    and there’s a distinct possibility that you could win the lottery, so what?

    The point is, why stack the deck so hard against it, needlessly?
    Why draw four cards holding a full house? Bruised ego? BFD!

    Because Jed don’t know a shittin’ thing about football but he’s damn sure gonna let everyone know he’s the king.

    That includes a big FU to paying fans and most of them see that and resent it. OK?

    “Saint Jim” is getting to be a very old troll. At least pretend to put a little thought into it, will ya?

  29. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    York the Younger to his peasants:

    “Look I’m only making $100 million per year net profit. We cut back the coaches to save some here and there. Sorry, finances you know. You’re going to love the classy team we put on the field next season. BTW there is no truth to the rumor we’re going to be charging you for water bottles. Full ones that is.”

  30. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jaysus if Kaepernick would put as much passionate energy into learning his job as he does railing at his critics on twitter we might really have something. Hey Colin STFU. We don’t care about your thin skin. Focus on learning your JOB douche

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, it’s not OK, NoFear. What do we know? Harbaugh couldn’t quite get it done. What do we know from the new regime? Nothing. Hope as you will that they will fall on their face, they haven’t played a down.

    Skeebs, shut the blog down. If you are so dead set against the team, you’ve crossed over to Dennis-land and have lost all objectivity.

    The ridicule you heaped on him and then banned him for is being done by you right now.

    There IS the possibility that the front office was done with the prima donna bullshit from Harbaugh and his intractability in upgrading his offense or bailing on Roman.

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    This’ll be just like when A Smith started winning, and NoFear disappeared.

  33. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:


  34. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, you’re proving yourself to be as hopelessly ignorant as everyone thinks you are. Your best option here is to STFU. Why don’t you take it?

    “Harbaugh couldn’t quite get it done. What do we know from the new regime? Nothing. Hope as you will that they will fall on their face, they haven’t played a down.”

    So any ol’ collection of HS/Semi-Pro/Retired and/or failed coaches has just as good a chance of getting to the Super Bowl (your definition of “getting it done”) as Harbaugh did in your feeble head space? That makes sense, you think you know more and can coach better than all of them. Actually just shows how much you don’t know.

    If Skeebers shut down this blog where would you post?

    And I had no idea my missing a few weeks on the blogs would have such a devastating and enduring effect on you? You’ve been crying for years about it. You’re one sick puppy. Get some help. Soonest.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore is asking for $4mil a year which is reasonable and a paycut for him.
    I would pay him $2 mil guaranteed and the rest in performance incentives such as 1000 yards offense and 10 TDs.

    This is a hometown discount and the Niner FO needs this to rectify some of the BS that has happened.

  36. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It was the whole season, you obfuscating twit.

    Magically your hiatus ended when KW has his bad day.

    And don’t flatter yourself. I just found it supremely funny that you couldn’t post while the Niners and Alex were winning.

    Like a chicken. Boo hoo.

  37. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Look, sure it’s fun busting your balls NoFear, because it’s so easy. You never disappoint. But what if they reach the playoffs this season? Will you be angry? Will you vanish? Will you pout? You seem to base your fandom on what you post on blogs.

    Bullitt seems to hang on my every post so he can try to shoot it down. The rest of the folks here not named NJ have systematically harpooned everything done by the front office and have called this the next dark ages. They point to the national media as their clarion after dismissing everything from last year as hyperbole.

    And Skeebs, you used to give Dennis shit (and ban him) for harping on the same topic over and over. And thats your stance now.

    Good luck with that.

  38. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Based on what? Beyond tbe fact that Tomsula has the highest winning percentage of any Nuner coach, I’ll wait and see what actually happens before declaring this team a failure.

    Do you guys know who Joe Thomas was? His role in the organization? Who hired him? Because the path travelled by Jed is eerily similar to the one travelled by his uncle. Before the 1981 season, and even 3 games in, there were 10s of thousands of fans who wanted the whole lot thrown out.

    The fans. The ones up in arms now.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow saying Tomsula has the highest winning percentage of all time
    is desperation.
    Bringing up Joe Thomas for comparison is like saying Hitler was a bigger asshole than Chuck.

  40. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s called humor, you ignorant slut.

    Who hired Joe Thomas?

  41. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, a lot of people have been apparently trying to talk Logan out of retirement.

    Again though, that flies in the face of the narrative pushed here.

    All negative! All the time!

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Time to assess what you consider humor.
    That seems to be your out when you make a stupid point and it blows up in your face.
    When you have to explain it’s a joke and nobody’s laughing…

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rather than laugh with people you laugh AT people.
    Therein lies your problem.

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, Bullitt, you think I’m really hanging with the fact the Tomsula coached one game and has a perfect record? I mean, it IS true . . .

    And you find that insulting somehow?

    Again, humor is something that is beyond your ken.

    Again, you guys are all hot and bothered by shit, but until the shit gets real, why blow your collective wads now? You have 7 more months of hating on Jed?

    That makes for fun times around here. At least I’m a little more objective in my side of the blogosphere.

    Carry on skippies.

  45. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Put it this way. Who’s the better coach? Seifert, or Harbaugh?

  46. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The only guy hot and bothered here is you Chuck, with your never ending daily diatribes and whining. As for objectivity, you and it have never met. Sticking your head in the sand and saying everything’s cool might be fine for your blog, but it doesn’t cut it here.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    “Funny thing is, a lot of people have been apparently trying to talk Logan out of retirement.

    Again though, that flies in the face of the narrative pushed here.”

    Which team was trying to coax Logan out of retirement? Please provide name and links.
    Sounds like the usual PR BS spin.

    I would venture to guess that nobody on this blog has ever heard of Steve Logan before January and that nobody knows which town East Carolina University is located. I took a wild stab and then looked it up and I was incorrect.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco’s article places values on Iupati, Gore and Crabtree by another team’s executive

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Actually Tomsula himself said it.

    Maybe you should be informed before casting aspersions.

    Iupati and Crabass are as good as gone.

    VD? We’ll see what the market says.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh thats right. Everyone but St Jim lies.

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But VD’s stock is going down with last years disappearance.

  52. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I would venture to say that most people on this blog are knee-jerk reactionary types.

    You all hope for an 8 year drought to justiofy your anger at losing St Jim.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It seems the trolls have declared war on Harbaugh.
    How dare Jim Harbaugh win 44 games at a .695 clip as the coach?
    Chuckles waxes nostalgic about GM Joe Thomas and longs for those bad old days.

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yup. Figured the analogy would completely sail over your head. Shit, now you have to look that word up.

    You rarely disappoint, skippy.

    Harbaugh’s Michgan’s problem now. Watch him burn hot, fast, and out there as well. Harbaugh must be a Neil Young fan.

  55. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Since you guys are hell bent on pouring this team down the drain, what do you think their record will be this year?

    I’ll go with 11-5.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    There you go again. How the hell can you make any predictions not knowing what the roster will look like?
    Only fools make predictions at this time of the year not knowing what you’re dealing with. That shows your football IQ again.
    It doesn’t seem to exist.

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ok, I’ll put you down for 4-12.

    Some fan you are.

  58. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Did you even listen to the presser, Bullitt? You would have heard the comments about Logan. As usual, you talk of which you know not.

    What’s funny is all of a sudden, Tomaula is deemed ‘fine’ now that he does a solid presser, and now guys are saying what a good coach he is. Shiny objects, folks. You guys hae the depth of a puddle.

    Like I said, fickle fickle fickle. By the time the season rolls around, they’ll be picking these guys to win the division. If beastmode leaves. for Oaktown.

  59. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Guys like Chuck value only riding on the bandwagon. These are the same fans that were “sold” on Singletary as head coach and rabidly went after everyone who wasn’t.

    As soon as we lose a few and the press starts spinning their stories of demise and cultivating the backstabbing narratives, all of these so-called fans, every one of them, will turn, too, and ridicule those who don’t. Knee-jerk? You live the term.

    Tomsula makes no sense as head coach and everyone knows it. Those who are simply pulling for him to succeed are a different group then the ones we know here. These guys NEED him to succeed to justify their cheering of Harbaugh’s firing.

    I make no apologies for my position on Tomsula becoming the head coach and the underhanded process of how he got there. Unlike those other guys, I’ll be happy if Tomsula proves me wrong.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    At the combine Rich Eisen just revealed that Marcus Mariota has not called a play since high school in a huddle.
    He must learn huddle e discipline because Oregon relied on relaying signals to their offense as they lined up and didn’t huddle.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kurt Warner is at the Combine talking about trajectory and throwing catchable balls. Rocket balls do not allow for any margin of error especially for the receiver to adjust to the throw.
    AS a QB you want to make the completion and that involves touch and placing your receiver in a position to make the easy catch.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, I just deleted your last three comments because they were nothing but flaming insults and hysteria. Come back when you can talk like an adult and have something intelligent to say. Or just leave and make a fool out of yourself on your own blog.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles is now predicting a fast exit from Michigan for Harbaugh.
    Winning 44 games in 4 years for the Niners is just too much for trolls.
    Harbaugh’s success equates to 49er success but troll’s have their own agenda.
    Now the straw man that has been raised is the posters on this blog are looking for 49ers to fail.
    Just another day…

  64. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck’s just pissed that he won’t be able to start bitching about the new coaching staff after the first exhibition game like he normally would.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bullying rants demanding to know Seifert or Harbaugh and
    a prediction on the upcoming season proves someone’s cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the myth on Alex Smith is that he fumbled a lot because he has “small hands”?

    Alex Smith’s hands measure 9.375″ long.

    Maybe nobody noticed but Kap has even smaller hands at 9.125″ long.

    It’s just a myth but people made such a big deal out of it with Alex just to find excuses not to like him.

  67. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “I make no apologies for my position on Tomsula becoming the head coach and the underhanded process of how he got there. Unlike those other guys, I’ll be happy if Tomsula proves me wrong.”

    Yep, hear, hear NF. Show me on the field this has been a good move and I’ll be happy to change my tune

  68. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Oh oh Charles the First just got his head whacked off. No big loss, he wasn’t using it anyway.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In this draft I would choose Sean Mannion or Bryan Bennett in the 5th or 6th round and develop them for the future.
    Interesting that Bennett went to Oregon with Mariota and lost in the QB competition and transferred out.
    Mannion is seen as a very smart QB who has no problems reading defenses or absorbing a new offense.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit your kid from MD, Stefon Diggs looked pretty good.
    After today, I’m not expecting to see Kevin White falling from the top 10.
    He will allow someone else to slide however.
    Interesting WR Class, to say the least.

    How risky do you see WR DG-B?
    Kid is huge, smooth and relatively fast for his size.
    Major red flags attached however.

    I’d still be inclined to look for DT Malcolm Brown, if available, at 15.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It wouldn’t be a bad thing, to have Anquan on the roster, with DG-B I’d imagine?
    I’d have to say, High Risk/High Reward with DG-B, ala Dez Bryant.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Don’t think Jed will allow Trent to pick DGB because of all his public proclamations of winning with class, he pushed a female
    acquaintance down some stairs which is a huge Niner red flag.
    His last drug arrest was in a car where they found a pound of weed. Talent might be there but so are the headaches and he just hasn’t learned or thinks he can still get away with crap. Not worth risking with a top 15 pick.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In other words he’s a knucklehead. Same kind of risk as Josh Gordon and we keep seeing he just can’t stay out of trouble.
    DezBryant wasn’t that big of a problem child. The other dumbass is Justin Blackmon. Wasted pick.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree about DG-B at 15 being risky.
    Kevin White lit it up today.
    He may have bumped Amari Cooper or DeVante Parker?

    Either way, I’m still not sold on selecting a WR at 15 but, I’m just a fan.
    I still believe Defense is more important.
    All comes down to value.
    There’s plenty of decent WR options beyond the 1st RD IMO.
    Gotta admit, some of those kids were tearing it up in Indy.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Might be a scenario where we’d have a shot at Jaelen Strong or Devin Smith in RD2 too.
    See how it plays out in a couple of months.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    WR Chris Conley from UGA tore it up too.
    45″ Vertical?
    And, his Broad and 40 were outstanding too.
    Kid I wanted to see from UCF, Perriman didn’t run either.
    All things considered, there’s plenty of options again this year, in the WR Class.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Conley is one of the combine wonders.
    He’s improved his draft status but will it translate into gametime situations. Someone will overdraft him.
    The graphic where they show fastest 40 times Carlos Francis, Jacoby Ford and DHB all drafted by the Raiduhs and all busts.

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Combines do nothing more than show another measurable.
    Still comes down to football production.
    Kevin White likely put himself head and shoulders above several other guys today.
    Jaelen Strong and Kevin White have been working at EXOS with Kaep so, it won’t hurt having some input from Kaep on these guys either.

    Conley had some decent numbers at UGA too. He’s just changing his slot with the speed and explosion numbers now.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Right now I would be happy with a draft of 1)Malcolm Brown, 2) Jaelen Strong/Devin Smith/Perriman 3)Ali Marpet 4) Stefon Diggs
    5)DB 6) Sean Mannion 7) Malcom Brown RB Texas

    So far. Depends on who they lose, re-sign and FAs.
    If they get someone like Oldrick and Cowboy comes back then they might change their priorities.

    The Hobart OL Marpet might be long gone when the Niners pic in third round.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Listening to the commentary of Mayock and Warner they keep talking about throwing a catchable ball and even mentioned the softball. They emphasize putting the ball on a receiver where it’s easy for him to catch.
    I hope this is the part of the game Warner is sharing with Kap
    and he begins to put the ball on the receiver that leads to more YAC by hitting his targets in full stride.

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I have Mannion on my list as well Bullit – Bryce Petty too.
    As for RBs, I like Jeremy Langford from MI State.
    All about slotting in this game.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    WR Tre McBride from W&M had a good showing in Indy too.
    Solid production numbers in College as well.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Sammie Coates looks like a RB impersonating a WR. He’s not fluid
    and has lousy hands. Had some big games but lacks consistency.
    Would not take him in first 3 rounds

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit there’s another kid that looked impressive from USC, WR Nelson Agholor.

    I’m leary of USC WRs but, he moved well and, apparently has some PR abilities.

    My 1st choice at that position, Jamison Crowder still isn’t much for the 40 but, his production has been steady.
    One of those ‘quicker-than-fast’ guys.
    Curious to see of Baalke goes for a PR Pick.
    Lot’s of ways to move on this Draft Board.

    What’s curious about Coates is, the system he played in at Auburn.
    It might fit what we do pretty closely.

    Wouldn’t lobby for Coates at 15 but, he’s interesting at the right slot.

    Still favor Jaelen Strong is we can get a shot at him in RD2.
    DeVante Parker at 15 wouldn’t kill me either, assuming we miss DT Malcolm Brown in that slot.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I overlooked WR Nelson Agholor but he would be solid in round 2.

    I still think Stefon Diggs is a diamond in the rough and is a decent return guy. The tape of him shows he’san explosive playmaker. If around in th 4th round he could be a steal.

    Baalke likes Dorsett the burner and had an interview with him.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tomorrow get to watch the front 7 guys on defense.

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dorsett can move too.
    Quite a few kids to pick from in terms of speed guys.
    Already got the DVR set for the Defensive guys.
    I’m more anxious for them than the Offensive guys to be honest.
    A good, fast, young Defense, can fix a lot of things.

    If we miss Malcolm Brown, I’d be inclined to seek a good DE if available at 15.
    So many ways to play this Board.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My guess is, Baalke interviewed a ton of kids, in the past several days.
    That’s what you do in Indy, fill in the blanks, that film can’t do for you.

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I want to see CB Byron Jones from UCONN too.
    He’s another tall CB with excellent stats.

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dorsett turned in a 37″ Vertical as well.
    Not bad for a 5’9″ guy.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another WR that made an impression was Kenny Bell from Nebraska.
    4.42/40 and a 37-1/2″ Vert.
    I was surprised by more than a few of the WRs to be honest.

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jerry Rice wasn’t a burner either.
    Sometimes it’s just about wanting it more, in terms of competition on the field.
    Tre McBride sorta gives that appearance of a hard worker.
    I had Rashad Greene from FSU on my wish list.
    After seeing him run, I might opt to replace him with McBride.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    No way Niners should think about drafting DGB.
    He’s a combination of Ray Rice and Lawrence Phillips.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Danny Shelton ran a 5.66 twice.
    That might drop him down from top 12.
    He looks like he lumbers.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Despite his time the analysts are comparing Shelton to Ngata
    so maybe Fangio and da Bears take him as predicted in the mock.
    Not explosive enough for me but that’s why I don’t work in Pro scouting.

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles wants to draft Dorial Green Beckham in round 2 if there.

    Never mind that he went Ray Rice on his girlfriend and pushed her roommate down some stairs like Lawrence Phillips.

    I just don’t see the Chuckles logic after what he said last year about Ray McDonald.

    180 degree turn.

    Chuckles is very much pro Jed York now but the ultimate decision on Ray McDonald last year was Jed York and not Harbaugh’s.

  97. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here are the fastest receiver’s measured by the 40 yard dash times. Most have not been that successful so straight line speed doesn’t guarantee success. I had no idea Jason Hill was that fast.
    So the Niners did draft a true burner but he never panned out as a receiver just like Ted Ginn.

    1. Marquise Goodwin, 4.27 in 2013: 325 yards in two seasons, 162.5 a season.
    2. Jacoby Ford, 4.28 in 2010: 848 yards in four seasons, 212 yards a season.
    2. J.J. Nelson, 4.28 in 2015
    4. Yamon Figurs, 4.30 in 2007: 103 yards in four seasons, 25.8 yards a season.
    4. Darrius Heyward-Bey, 4.30 in 2009: 2,413 yards in six seasons, 402.2 yards a season.
    6. Jason Hill, 4.32 in 2007: 2,413 yards in six seasons, 173.8 yards a season.
    6. Chad Jackson, 4.32 in 2007: 171 yards in three seasons, 57 yards a season.
    8. Brandin Cooks, 4.33 in 2014: 550 yards in one season.
    8. Phillip Dorsett, 4.33 in 2015
    8. Mike Wallace, 4.33 in 2009: 5,834 yards in six seasons, 972.3 yards a season.
    11. Tavon Austin, 4.34 in 2014: 660 yards in two seasons, 330 yards a season.
    11. Johnny Knox, 4.34 in 2009: 2,214 yards in three seasons, 738 yards a season.
    11. Willie Reid, 4.34 in 2006: 54 yards in two seasons, 27 yards a season.
    11. Ryan Swope, 4.34 in 2013: Never played in the NFL.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Shelton is a traditional 3-4 NT.
    He’s a guy you Draft to plug up the middle.
    LBs love a guy like him to keep them clean.

    I’ve always considered a guy like him a necessity in a 3-4.
    Seems we prefer the 2-gappers a little more, which is fine too.

    I agree, the Bears likely don’t pass on him if he’s there.
    I’m all about Malcolm Brown for us at 15.
    Hope he’s there.

    The reason speed would help us at WR?
    We finally have a QB with the arm to utilize it.
    IMO, every team needs at least one guy to stretch the field and make a Safety respect him.
    With that ingredient, the TE benefits between the hashes too,

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I wanted Tavon Austin as well, primarily for PR/KR duties.
    I’d still like a guy like that.

    Maybe Dorsett is on the radar as reported, we’ll see?
    In addition to PR/KR duties, small guys with blazing speed, that can catch, make excellent slot options to over-match LBs and Safeties.

    The more weapons you can throw at an opponent, the more flexibility you have.

  100. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for DG-B, he’s another Dez Bryant.

    I can forgive some of these kids, for immature behavior, if they can convince us they’ve learned from their mistakes.

    Tall order to evaluate that sort of history, I agree.

    Especially if the work ethic isn’t there or, their love of the game.
    Putting truck loads of money into questionable characters, is a recipe for disaster.

  101. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pete Carroll is already missing Jimi Hendrix and wishes him well in his current conquest @ UM:

    Gonna be exciting over there

  102. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The link I provided on DGB’s girlfriend and her text mesaages after the incident are telling.
    If you read in the comments someone also said two of his Mizzou teammates paid these women a visit and “influenced” them to drop the matter.
    Nothing like a little thug mentality. No thanks.

  103. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Combine huh?

    Yep good. We need to reload the stockroom with fresh beef so the old Niner wagon train can come back strong next season. Get them new recruits in here for our rookie class and pray Balkey gets some winners to help us right away @ WR, DL, CB, the usual suspects. Backup QB a good idea too.

    We have some FA to acquire to keep us rolling too. Lucky we have a couple blognosticators right here to research and throw out some ideas for us = Bullit and NJ.

    Let’s see how the rebuild process works out for us this year.

  104. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Nothing like a little thug mentality. No thanks.”

    Yep Bullit there’s little classy about that guy or others like him

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rams traded up for Tavon Austin and have gotten little in return for their efforts.

    Dorsett tried to return some kicks in college 25 punt returns averaging 5.4 yards and no scores.
    Dorsett has straight line speed but not the moves and elusiveness
    for punt returns.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Another late round sleeper could be LB Bryce Hager from Baylor.
    He ran a 4.6 forty today. They can groom him to take over for Willis when he retires. He would be a thumpe on special teams.
    Hager is the son of Brit Hager who still holds the Longhorn record for career tackles and played LB for the Eagles for 9 years. is younger brother Brecken also a LB signed a letter ofintent to play For Texas.

  107. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was impressed with Hager’s tackle production Bullit.
    Wouldn’t be a bad option as a developmental/ST option.
    I like what I’ve seen from OLB Jake Ryan also.
    I think he’d be a better fit at ILB also.

    Either guy would be worth a Mid-Late RD investment IMO.
    Overall the LBs didn’t wow me today.
    DLine was outstanding.
    I’m crunching numbers now to see what’s what from my earlier research.
    My work continues……

    DBs tomorrow.
    Looking forward to that Group now.

  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Still like what I’ve seen and read on ILB Stephone Anthony from Clemson too.

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Like what I saw from Henry Anderson, Preston Smith and Anthony Chickillo too.
    There’s some excellent talent well beyond RD1.

    I’m actually torn between Danielle Hunter and Trey Flowers too.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit some numbers that I like to see from the Combine are the bench and verticals too.
    40s are good for WRs and DBs.
    Cone drills are great for OL/DL and DBs too.

    Good to see the athletic side of all the position Drills.
    Helps sort out the OLBs and ILBs.
    Guys that move well tend to fit better outside.

    Granted, there are better athletes than football players too.
    Quite the task to separate them.
    Gotta appreciate the Scouting element in the NFL.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Keep your eye on this guy from Tenn-Chatanooga Davis Tull.
    From TO’s school. No secret though as Charles Davis was raving about him on the broadcast. 4th round?

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Already looking into his background Bullit.
    Kid lit it up in Indy didn’t he?
    Like WR Chris Conley from UGA.

    After you see these relative unknown guys compete, you start wondering what else they have to offer.

    I was crunching some numbers on the DTs after watching the Drills yesterday.
    I’m intrigued with what ‘other’ guys might be options if we miss Malcom Brown.

    Deon Simon from NWestern State and Grady Jarrett from Clemson didn’t do too badly in terms of measurables.

    I like the depth this year from the Defensive perspective.
    Should find some viable options into RD4 on the DLine for sure.

    LBs weren’t as impressive to me but, there’s great potential for development guys I think.

    Kinda bummed that WR Breshad Perriman didn’t work out in Indy.
    Taller kid (6’2″/212)with some excellent production, albeit a smaller program.

    Here’s a good link where you can see a good ‘organized view’ of the stats –
    Some positions even include Baalke’s favorite – Arm Length 😀

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    1 thing I like about Tull, his tackles and sacks numbers.
    Again, like Perriman, it’s a smaller program so, competition isn’t nearly as relevant, as it might be when comparing guys from the SEC obviously.

    48 games – 196 TKL/60 TFL/37 SACKS
    Pretty impressive.

    Short arms but, a 42.5″ Vert can cover that up.
    There’s always room for a good ST/Developmental LB I think?

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He was recovering from an injury if I recall correctly so, he didn’t run or do position Drills.
    His Pre-Combine stats suggest he was a 4.6 guy, which isn’t terrible.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m already on the ‘fence’ with Bud Dupree too.
    He performed well enough in Indy.
    I’m just having reservations about whether he’s another version of Corey Lemonier?
    Similar in size, a little light in the pants.
    IMO, it’s hard to project these College pass rushers into OLBs at this level.
    Too often they aren’t strong enough to win in the run game or, beat the bigger/stronger NFL level OTs.

    A guy I already got sold on, from the SR Bowl and Combines is, DE Preston Smith/MS St.
    Good size, good numbers, good College production.
    Looks legit to me.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon is light in the pants too but, that’s where those long arms come in.
    He keeps guys off of him in that battle.

    I’ve noticed that, more often, OTs go after his legs, which seems to neutralize him more often.

    I can understand the reason why Baalke seems to prefer those ‘condor-type’ wingspans.

    Dupree comes in at 32-5/8″.
    Nothing extreme there.
    From a Ht/Wt perspective, Dupree is similar to Aldon.

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Near as I can verify, Aldon had something close to 35-36″ arms.
    Pretty much unheard of.
    Great neutralizer though, if you’re strong enough.

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    OLB Lynden Trail from Norfolk State comes close, 34-7/8″ and, he’s 6’7″ 270.
    I’d really like to see Baalke spend a late RD Pick on that kid.
    He started in football as a WR too.
    Might be an option for a TE conversion?

  119. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What do you know of DE Cedric Reed from TX?
    I noticed he didn’t participate in many of the Drills in Indy either.
    6’5″/269 isn’t too shabby.
    He shows decent College numbers too.
    Obviously he worked on the same line with Malcom Brown.

  120. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bud Dupree comes in somewhere close to him, 6’4″/269 and, he turned in a 42″ Vert along with a 4.56/40, which ain’t bad at all.

    Kinda pissed that Dupree didn’t lift though.
    Interesting kid, to say the least.

    That’s where the Combine helps to separate those DE/OLBs.
    Could Bud be a better Lemonier?

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Someone to watch for today in Indy –
    CB Byron Jones – UCONN -6’1″/199
    223 TKLs/18 PBUs/8 INTs

    Hoping he turns in some good 40 and Vert numbers.

  122. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Add SS Jaquiski Tartt from Samford too –
    273 TKLs/20 PBUs/6 INTs

    Also –

    CB Eric Rowe – Utah – 6’1″/205
    261 TKLs/34 PBUs/3 INTs

    Time to see them move and run –

  123. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Cedric Reed was counted on to be a major force and disappeared for most of the season. Where Malcom Brown’s motor is always revving Reed seems to be on idol. At this stage he’s disappointing.
    Derrick Johnson, Jackson Jeffcoat, Alex Okafor, Sam and Manny Acho, Brian Orakpo, Brian Robinson, and Sergio Kindle all were exceptional DE/OLBs at Texas.
    Would sign Reed as a FA for training camp but not waste a draft pick on him.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    idol should be idle

  125. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
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 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
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