Comings and Goings

The 2012 Free Agency period roared into action Tuesday afternoon, as it usually does. What was not usual was the 49ers being among the early roarers. Last year, they waited till all the roaring had subsided before picking through the bargain bins.

By the end of the first day, the team had re-signed Carlos Rogers, taken a flyer on CB Perrish Cox, and had visits scheduled for WRs Brandon Lloyd and Chaz Schilens. Unfortunately, popular WR Josh Morgan decided to go for the money and signed up with the Redskins.

Jim Harbaugh loves to confound the “experts.” That’s one view. Another is that he gets a bang out of winning football games and doesn’t care a rat’s patootie what others may think of his decisions toward accomplishing that agenda. He has full confidence in himself.

As we all know, there are more experts in the football world than there are grains of sand on all the world’s beaches. After all, you don’t need a diploma or a degree to be a football expert. All you need is an internet connection and at least one functioning digit. Or even just an acrobatic nose or petite elbow. You could probably even use your tongue, but that would risk arrest for some sort of general lewd weirdness or health infraction. Besides, nobody wants a tongue with carpal tunnel syndrome. I think. We could ask the Weird Sisters to verify or debunk this.

[Ed note: Weird Sisters are okay. Weird Brothers are not. Ask the first a wrong question, you get a quirky smile. Ask the second, you get a black eye.]

Back to the grid grass. Last year Harbaugh confounded all by taking a QB with a bad rep and turning him into a top ten, championship caliber guy. This year, Harbaugh has signed Randy Moss, a WR with a bad rep. The jury is out on how Moss will perform, but one thing is certain: there’s no way a guy like Moss would have signed up with the 49ers anytime in the past eight years.

Hopefully, this inclination to view the 49ers as a “preferred” team of choice will translate into some decent FA signings over the next few weeks. But it’s probably more an incentive to older players who have gotten their money, but not their ring, than it is to young players who have million dollar eyes, like Morgan.

The team assured itself of returning the entire defense intact from the awesome 2011 team, and then some. The addition of Cox and re-signing of Tramaine Brock gives the secondary five quality CBs. This might be in direct response to the 2012 schedule, which has the 49ers facing off against Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, and Matthew Stafford. And maybe Peyton Manning, if he signs with the Cardinals.

Everyone’s beloved QB Alex Smith has not yet re-signed with the team, indicating that he might not be happy with the team’s contract offer. Or that both parties are waiting till Trent Baalke has finished his FA shopping before figuring how to structure Smith’s new contract. Another guy who could restructure, should the need arise, is Patrick Willis. Willis has a $17 million cap figure for 2012, which could probably be futzed around with.

At any rate, it’s fun to have all this action going on after two months of mostly dead air. Here’s hoping Day Two of FA can bring a decent WR into the locker room. If the 49ers accomplish that, the rest of FA should be devoted mostly to backups and special teamers. Not your knock out entertainment, but better than nothing.

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161 comments on “Comings and Goings
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We had a good day yesterday. On to another day!

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Have you watched Udoh play defense? He is lock down lights out. His offense was coming around. He’s also was my favorite Warrior. At least I still have Andrew Bynum to watch in LA. I tried to be a Warrior fan but they just kicked me in the nuts.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Surprised there hasn’t been any rush by anyone to sign Matt Flynn.

  4. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    I believe Eddie Royal is still on the market. He’d be a nice pick-up.

    I am getting a little nervous that Adam Snyder hasn’t resigned. He really seemed to settle down the right side of the O-line last year, and I’d like to see him return. On the other hand,I thought the loss of Baas last year was detrimental, and that turned out just fine.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Udoh is decent but he’ll never be a star. You’ll see what a difference Bogut makes next season. Remember how the David Lee trade started. Some said we’d regret trading Anthony Randolph.
    He rides the bench with Minnesota.
    I’ve even forgiven the Warriors for trading Mitch Richmond for Billy Owens. That one killed me.
    I’ve stuck with the W’s ever since Rick Barry’s first stint.
    Shame on you. I hate the Fakers.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think a lot of this stuff about who the free agent is visiting is
    fodder by their agents to drive their value up. Like Meacham was supposed to be in Buffalo last night signing a deal with them and he signed instaed with the Chargers. Niners supposed to be wooing Eric Wright who signs with the Bucs. Browns have denied any interest in Flynn. If Manning lands in Miami Flynn might not get the contract he was looking for. Seahags are being visited by Henne.
    I would prefer Eddie Royal over Brandon Llyod and hope that happens.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Finally the Niners are looking at Laurent Robinson.
    Ted Ginn is visiting the Lions

  8. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Nice to see that Roger’s back, the signing of Moss could be gold, (and skeebs your right about the niners appeal to free agent players wanting to play for a winner….just like the old days ..) But still no A.Smith…and no J. Johnson talk either… i’m getting the feeling we’re gonna have a different qb under center….and it may be Kappy or Tolzien…as crazy as it sounds….

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    News keeps happening fast and furious. Carl Nicks has signed with the Bucs and Drew Brees is refucing to sign his franchise tender. But then again Goldson hasn’t signed his either looking for a multiple year big $ contract from the Niners

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think we have reached the calm before the storm on things related to Peyton Manning. There is little chatter about him today.
    The Cards are about 48 hours from making a decison on cutting Kolb. If Manning goes elsewhere the Cards are burned if they cut Kolb who surely wouldn’t go back.
    What Manning is doing is creating chaos in a couple of organizations
    and has exposed Denver to their lack of confidence in Tebow.

  11. SUPREME72No Gravatar says:

    Laurent R, would look nice in a niner uniform, eddie royal too. Glad to have CB back! I see the FO are on the job! GO NINERS!

  12. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    It’s just been one ass kicking after another since the Saints left Candlestick. Williams, bounties, losing Nicks, Brees holdout (potentially). What will keep that team together? Payton and Spags…

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN Adam Schefter just reported this
    “Unable to get Peyton Manning’s attention to this point, they appear comfortable letting a soft quarterback market come to them. Matt Flynn (Green Bay) and Chad Henne (Miami) are two free agents the team plans to meet with later in the week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

    Neither Flynn nor Henne appears likely to receive starting money from the team. Both would presumably compete with incumbent Tarvaris Jackson if brought onto the roster.”

    Looks like so far Manning has screwed things up for Flynn also and the prospect of a big payday. Maybe some team will suddenly get stupid and throw big money at him.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    No Payton will be suspended.
    Aints have the potential of most of their defense being suspended
    for 2 game periods. As usual you’re the dolt that said no big deal just like the salary cap hits on Dallas and Washington.
    They will happen. You should stop making
    predictions that always turn out stupidly wrong.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Snyder visiting Cards today.

  16. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Fakers, Bullitt? The Warriors are the worst organization in pro sports. Cohan is gladly gone, but what now? Legacy Biendras? They are down there with the AZ Tards and the LA Clippers. ONE playoff appearance since 1992? In the fricking NBA? Their last good big man was Robert Parish in 1981 (hello Joe Barry). I used to love the Dubs, but after the team ran Chris Weber out of town, and the Carlesimo/Sprewell debacle, I gave up. The Warriors have been reasonably successful with 3 first round picks since 1994!!! J-Rich in 2001, Biendras (now a stiff) in 1004, and Steph Curry in 2009. 3 picks in 27 years? That’s serious suckage.
    There’s being a fan and then there’s being a masochist. Watch them play just well enough this year to lose out on the overall #7 pick. It would fit their style of constantly shooting themselves in the feet. Or mangling them in scooter accidents.

  17. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well Bullitt, what’s going on is everyone is waiting to see what happens with Manning before pulling the trigger on any other QB deal. If Manning hasn’t signed anywhere, it means all the teams looking for a QB still have a shot. Regardless of whatever this short list of candidates is.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Sorry to hear you’re a Faker follower. I hate that team because most of their supporters are frontrunners. No matter how bad I’ll support the W’s just like the Niners. That’s just me.
    I don’t change teams.

  19. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Well Bullit – This is your buddy Unca – you know the dude that shares your head. We’re both the head conductor on this crazy train. Let’s have a conversation about Manning.
    The Saints have lost Williams, Nicks, Meacham, have issues with bounties, and are a long ways away from reaching a deal with Brees. They better be careful because if they mis-step, they may be over-taken by the Panthers shortly.
    Matt Flynn going to the Seahawks and visiting with the Browns. Hope the Browns land Flynn so I can follow his career as a fan, not a hater.
    Alex Smith – would you like to see the future of your career? Take a look at Jason Campbell’s career. He’s now a backup in Chicago. Alex Smith is an NFL backup, too. Skeebers and Unca just can’t grasp it, though.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I don’t have the sock puppets to communicate with so I have no idea what your post is trying to accomplish.

    All I can ascertain is you’re flip flopping on the Aints because they are in turmoil.
    Flip flop flip flop

  21. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Leonard Davis and Brandon Lloyd? After signing Moss and a sex offender? Harbaugh must be pretty confident about his ability to manage the team’s chemistry. I’m confident too, but he’s pushin’ it.

  22. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, I just don’t watch basketball anymore, Bullitt. Do you want the Dubs to reach the playoffs this year? Because if you do, that would hurt the team immensely.
    Most of their supporters are frontrunners? Bullshit. They sell out consistently, yet have sucked for pretty much 20 years. Frontrunners? No. Gluttons for punishment? Sure.

  23. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith is resisting what’s looking him right in the face: his backup status in the NFL. The longer Smith goes without a contract, the more it becomes obvious that nobody else wants Smith, and that his best chance to start in the NFL is with the 49ers. Colin Kaepernick allows the 49ers the luxury of giving Smith a one year contract. If Smith won’t take what Baalke’s offering, and can find more else where, great. If Smith goes somewhere else (he won’t), then Kaep can start this year. And don’t tell me he can’t. Kaep could easily do what Harbaugh had Smith doing last year – not throw unless it’s really, really there.
    I just read on ESPN that the length of contracts is mostly “ceremonial.” I have another word – “Spin.” The guaranteed money is the contract. And I guarantee Trent Baalke is offering Alex Smith very little guaranteed money – one year’s worth. Five year deal? My ass. The 49ers are offering one. Smith and his agent probably leaked 5 years to play the game and hold Smith’s value in the media. But guess what? We’re close to the world knowing that Smith is a backup qb in the NFL – like I’ve been saying all along.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I’m talking about all the fools that wear Lakers herseys and go down the street with Laker flags on their cars. The minute they lose they all disappear. Win or lose you wear your cap or your shirt. Not when they win.

    The trade for Marcus Williams that might cost them the 7th pick is plain stupidity. I will give props to the new owner. He paid $2 mil to buy a second rd pick
    and took Jeremy Tyler.
    Maybe they lose enough games with Curry hurt and 2/5 of their starters traded away. 27 games left. If they finish the season 8-19 finishing 26-40 might be good for 7th and the draft pick.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In other words when the Lakers don’t make the playoffs you can’t find a Laker fan. When they win or are winning they’re everywhere.

  26. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ortron signs with the Boys. Think he pushes Romo? Hah!

  27. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s talking Lakers? I thought you were calling the Dub fans fakers for only supporting a winner. Something they haven’t consistently been since the heady days of Bernard King, World B. Free, and Run TMC.

  28. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, you’ve been wrong about everything for the last 18 months, skippy. Why would that change?

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have brought in Leonard Davis for the RG position. He’s as big as Larry Allen/Kevin Gogan

  30. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, Meratroid gets a 7 year, $132 mill deal from Deeetroit. $60 mill guaranteed.


  31. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Mario Williams soon to get the largest defensive contract.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Adam Schefter is reporting that the Niners are one of the 3 teams that Mario Manningham is considering.
    I still like Laurent Robinson or Eddie Royal and Manningham over Lloyd.
    I really believe Alex Smith might be signed after they solve some holes in their offense just for the flexablity.

  33. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh. NoFear crawled out fromunda his rock made an appearance on my blog. To trash Alex. Does that mean 6 more weeks of bullshit-filled tornadoes?
    Or 6 more months???

  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Cardinals about to sign Snyder.

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like we’re back in the looking for an RG business.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tim Kawakami reprinted his column from 7 years ago regarding Mike Nolan and the #1 draft pick.

  37. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Leonard Davis is likely coming here. They CANNOT leave that spot to Chilly. Dear God, no.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Leonrad Davis or this guy that Cleveland just released, Eric Steinbach. According to the article he should be fine by April

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Laurent Robinson just signed a big contract with Jax.

  40. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I really like what the 49ers are doing. Trent Baalke is bargain shopping, and Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff are doing more with less. When he makes them a star, they then ask for more and go else where, but Baalke and Harbaugh are smart enough to know the guys who are crucial to winning.
    Doing more with less? Alex Smith is a prime example. But there are others. Bruce Miller was a serviceable FB, and had a great touchdown against the Redskins on a wheel route. He had a good rookie year. Kendal Hunter got significant playing time for a 4th rounder. T Brock started, then slipped against Dallas and Culliver took over. Culliver and T Brock are testaments to Fangio doing more with less, and that’s great coaching.
    I believe the 49ers will do the same thing with David Kilgore replacing the now gone Adam Snyder. Maybe the 49ers find a bargain guard, if not, there’s always the sophomore. Remind you of anyone? Alex Smith hasn’t signed because he’s insulted. He won’t show it, but the offer has been on the table for a while. “It’s a process,” is spin. But Baalke has the same philosophy in place with Smith. Maybe he can get Smith at a bargain – if not, there’s always the sophomore….

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More incorrect predictions and lies from Spitoon?
    Wait for the flip flop.

  42. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    did we re-sign rogers ? awesome ! he was my number one priority of all of our free agents !

  43. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    awh crap , we lost snyder ! i hope chilo rachal is as good as i think he is !

  44. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    josh morgan leaving explains the randy moss signing imho ! as far as i’m concerned it also indicates we’re almost sure to use a high draft pick or high profile free agent signing (or both ) on a WR !

  45. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You and Soft-serve need to learn how to use computers. I haven’t blocked you . . .
    Just soft-serve.

  46. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Karl Rove Jr. here . . . I haven’t killed anything, nor are there any posts from you in my spam filter.
    So you are either lying or inept (yer IP addy doesn’t match any of Spitty’s. Which would have been a laugh to say the least).

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Check this out

    2012 Season Tix SOLD OUT

  48. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    We are witnessing uncle Charles going crazy on pills. It’s pathetic and sad. I, however, enjoy the show… and love poking a caged animal with a stick. Is that bad?
    Day two of Alex Smith not signing with anyone. And oh, what’s this? He’s not visiting with any teams yet either? Curious. Either he’s about to sign a deal, or Alex Smith is considered a backup quarterback by the rest of the league. The Jets just lost out on Chad Henne as a backup to Sanchez. Henne went to the Jags. Guess the Jets are still an option for Smith as a backup. However, the longer this drags out, the more leverage the 49ers have.
    If I was the GM, I’d publically tell Smith every day cost him money and every Friday I’d pull the offer off the table and give him a new lower one on Monday. But then again, if I was the GM, I’d tell Alex to leave the building, premises and even the state if I had the jurisdiction – and I’d do it with great prejudice.

  49. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I really like what the 49ers are doing. They’ve re-signed their defense and one gunner on special teams. They’ve brought in a potential kick returned in Cox, and paid him the league minimum. And Cox could be a good CB the way Cox usually are – working in tight places, jamming at the line, and forcing bodies out of bounds (off the bed or couch).
    Moss has no guarantees in his contract. If the 49ers somehow stumble into three or four great wrs better than Moss, they can cut him at no cost. The no guarantee probably has nothing to do with Randy’s talent, attitude or effort like some claim. It’s an issue of acquired talent at the wide receiver position. Like I wrote before, Kyle Williams’ roster spot could be in jeopardy – especially if Ginn doesn’t find a home in Detroit and re-signs on the cheap.
    I think Colin Kaepernick starts in 2012. The minute Kaep starts is the minute Alex Smith becomes a career backup in the NFL. Look at Jason Campbell. Alex Smith fans will be disgraced for life. Berger and Skeebers will be forever linked to that sad sack. I’d link the Unca/Bullit retard show there, too, but who cares? That guy’s honestly gone nuts. He’s a looney up in Tocus. “Looney, looney, looney….”

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As I suspected, Snyder and Ginn were NOT immediate priorities to Baalke in FA. When Snyder balked at the extension I suspected he wasn’t going to hang around.
    Another guy I liked, when he came out of Pitt several years back is still on the Mkt too, I believe.
    OG Mike McGlynn.
    I can’t get too excited about Leonard Davis either.
    Perhaps Kilgore is ready or, I’d be happy with Cordy Glenn as a possible option at Pick 30.

  51. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t guards need to pull and trap? Leonard Davis couldn’t trap a snail in the vegetable garden. Doubt he’s a Niner.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert most of us realize Alex isn’t Joe Montana.
    It’s about getting WINS from him.
    Harbaugh showed him that he CAN do it, question is always about Ceiling and Floor.
    Alex is most likely closer to his ceiling.
    No one knows if Kaep or Tolzien, or anyone else, factors in more favorably for the immediate here and now.
    A 3yr offer is pretty much what I expected he would see from Baalke. It would be enough time to see where the backups are heading while Alex keeps things on the tracks.
    He’s likely the best option for us at this moment.
    If he leaves, we move on.
    No hard feelings, no regrets.
    Maiocco suggested Snyder took the extension offer last year as a low ball offer. Once again, Baalke and Paraag have a ‘Budget’. Adam was a career backup. He expected starter money? I’m not gonna miss him. He’s better than Chilo of course but, he’s not a terror at the position.
    Same goes for Ginn. Good functional contributor, not a world beater.

  53. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    It’s not about getting wins – it’s about winning Super Bowls.

  54. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Alex will get a one year offer (one year of guaranteed money). The length of the contract beyond the guaranteed money is irrelevant.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Not sure if drafting and starting a rookie at RG is the solution
    and might be a step back.
    Cleveland released Steinbach today who’s a very good G but Davis would be servicable until Kilgore is ready.
    They should follow last year’s plan and draft the OL on day 3.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Flip flop flip flop

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    McCloughan admittedly took the OG position as anything but important.
    Here we are just a couple of years into the Baalke era and the OL has pretty much been overhauled.
    For me, OTs have to be ballerina’s, OGs have to be nimble and nasty.
    Seems like Kilgore and Person were the Baalke answer to Snyder and Baas, with Goodwin holding it down for now.
    I’m still hoping for a good nimble nasty OG to be added.
    McGlynn was a mauler at Pitt. I’d be curious about his availability.
    Haven’t seen enough of Kilgore to know what he’s capable of.

  58. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    We should have a pool here – how much guaranteed money Alex Smith actually signs for. I say 4 million guaranteed – paid in 2012.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’d simply prefer to grab the BPA in an area of need at 30.
    Cordy Glenn has experience at OT and OG. Good looking kid.
    Steinbach is a quality option too, I’d agree, if he’s healthy and affordable.
    Still think that we should be looking at a WR/ Red Zone threat there though.
    Fleener/Hill/Alshon? We’ll see.

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    His guaranteed money on a 3yr deal is likely to be about 15-18M Albert.
    I’d keep him for all 3yrs, while hoping he’s backing up Kaep or Tolzien, for 1 or 2 of them.

  61. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    What if BPA is a cornerback? We have Rogers, Cox, Brown, Culliver and Brock. You don’t draft a player in the first round to a position where you have depth. BPA is garbage.

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Should that happen, you have his rights for Trade bait too. No Cap hit if someone else ‘Buys’ him from you.

  63. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    So for the record, NJ, you’re saying Smith’s guaranteed money is 15-18 million? I’ll remember that. You’re out to lunch, dude. No offense, I like your style. But you’re out to lunch.

  64. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    BPA at LB/DL whatever.
    If the ‘Best’ WR is still there at 30 you’d be a little lucky wouldn’t you?

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert he played for 5 last year.
    If they offered him less than that I’d be very surprised.

  66. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, NJ, but WR is a need position. You don’t draft a linebacker or a cornerback in the first round. The 49ers need WR, Safety, TE, Center and now a guard. I’d say they need a quarterback, but it’s growing more and more obvious that Jim Harbaugh loves Colin Kaepernick, but he can’t say it without harming Alex Smith, and that ain’t the way Jim rolls. And Tolzien ain’t too shabby either.

  67. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Your Alex Smith numbers are insane.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m down for the WR at Pick 30 Albert. My theory is, RG is a need position just like WR.
    If I had the shot at the ‘Best’ OG or the 2nd tier WRs I’d consider Cordy.
    If Baalke works his magic like we hope he does, we’ll get a great value guy there. Be nice if we see Hill or Kendall Wright fall to us for example.
    As for Alex, I suspect he’s being offered more than last year and considerably less than Aaron Rodgers.
    You have my number for your pool.

  69. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, but we’ve thrown your number out due to extreme hilarity. Try again.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How about a Trade?
    Alex to Philly for DJax?

  71. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not the brightest soldier in the army, but I’m thinking the Eagles might not go for that…

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What’s your guess on Alex’s overall offer? He’s likely been offered something more than he made last year I’d suspect.
    3yrs at ??? with ??? guaranteed.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think DJax got low-balled on guaranteed money is all I’m saying.
    I think Philly made him very tradeable with his deal.

  74. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – The number of years aren’t the issue. It’s the guaranteed money. For instance, if the 49ers gave Alex Smith a six year deal, with 4 million guaranteed, all paid in the first year, it’s not a six year deal. It’s a one year deal.
    The 49ers might, MIGHT give Smith six million guaranteed, and breaking it down with 4 million guaranteed in the first year, and two million guaranteed in the second year (two million to ride the bench). Colin Kaepernick is closer to being the starter in San Francisco than people realize.
    My guess is that Alex Smith gets 4 million guaranteed. The length of the contract offered is irrelevant.

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I get that Albert, I’m thinking he may have been offered 8-10M/yr?
    I’ve got no clue how they see his value in comparison to when Kaep could be their projected starter.
    If they used Kolb-type numbers to make it seem like a strong offer, I’m thinking they cut the guaranteed piece to half of that.
    For me, offering 32M for years is probably too low to a QB. Especially when you just did Carlos at 7+.
    I’m gonna say they did something closer to 10/yr with 5 guaranteed.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    *32M for 3yrs* is probably too low.

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Then you can play the ‘Bonus’ angle too. Write a 3yr offer where you pay it up front too.
    Fact that he hasn’t signed yet leaves a lot of questions to answer.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I just don’t think financially an OL where 4 of your 5 are #1 draft picks is suatainable when the second contracts come into play.
    I’d look for a DL or TE in the first rd. Need to groom a replacement for Justin Smith or a replacement for Gore. I’d even trade back into the top ten of the second round if it goy me a top ten 3rd rd pick.
    There might be a team out there that wants Kirk Cousins and needed to jump 7 spots.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You must root canals and paper cuts.
    Difficult to reason with opinion fueled by hate with no objectivity.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Omitted the word like after must

  81. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    The second year is the issue. If, in year two of the Smith contract, the 49ers give Smith 2 million guaranteed, but make the overall second year for 5 million (2 guaranteed and 3 not), the 49ers would be stuck with paying Smith 5 million for the second year just to ride the pine. That’s not in their best interest. They can’t then walk away from Smith because 2 million is too much to eat. This is what’s happening with Crabtree right now. The 49ers would be smart to offer Smith 2 million in the second year – with maybe $500,000 of that money guaranteed (backup money).
    Trying to be objective, if I was Baalke, recognizing Smith starting in 2012, but Kaep taking over the starting job in 2012, I would offer Smith a two year, 7 million dollar contract, with 4 million guaranteed. That would allow Smith to play for the 49ers as a starter in 2012 (he won’t start anywhere else in the league), then get paid 2 million in 2013 to ride the pine. The 49ers would then have the option to cut Smith in 2013 if they felt Scott Tolzien was the better backup going forward.
    I really believe the Alex Smith camp leaked the idea of a 5 year deal to help hold Smith’s value in the Bay Area. Fans read that and thought three years would be smart, and acceptable – but it isn’t. It’s negotiation. You offer more, then settle at a price higher than your fair market. Leaking a five year deal is strategy. But I don’t think Baalke or Harbaugh are buying any of it. I think Baalke and Harbaugh have much more political clout than Smith in the Bay Area. I think that if the media reported that Baalke and Harbaugh were offering Smith a two year deal for 7 million, with 4 million guaranteed, the Alex Smith supporters would do like Alex – have no other recourse but to accept Smith’s fate as an NFL backup.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert we more or less agree on the principle here.
    Alex is a bridge to his replacement.
    We’re just speculating on the ‘Fair’ offer to him at this point.
    Without looking it up, I’d have to assume the average QB starter money to be close to 15M/yr?
    Isn’t that why Brees is balking?
    If you offer Alex 8-10M I think it’s more than ‘Fair’.
    Maybe they went more and guaranteed less?
    We’ll find out when it’s signed and the deal is completed.

  83. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – What you don’t understand is that “fair” is created by the market. If Alex just tested the free agent market and the Titans owner came out and said, “I want Alex Smith,” the way he did with Peyton Manning, that increases Manning or Smith’s “Fair” market value. To assess “fair,” you don’t just say (like you’ve been saying), “Well, he played for five last year, he improved, so he’s worth 7 this year.” That doesn’t work. Fair is created through demand. There is no demand for Alex Smith.
    There is a perception that Smith will sign with the 49ers, and that the 49ers kind of own him. That may be driving Smith’s price down. If Harbaugh came out and said, “We don’t want Smith,” other teams might have called. But that’s more of an issue of representation. Smith’s agent should be fighting that battle for Smith to help hold Smith’s value.
    If the 49ers offered Smith a two year deal for 7 million, with 4 million guaranteed, all front loaded into the first year of the contract, Smith’s agent shouldn’t be leaking thoughts of a five year contract, but rather thoughts that the the 49ers and Alex Smith are “far apart.” Then maybe the rest of the league would come calling. The problem there is that teams scout other NFL free agents. They know that Jim Harbaugh protected Smith in 2011, and that Smith on his own isn’t worth much to the rest of the NFL.
    I look for Smith to cave shortly, because every day he spends on the open market he loses leverage. I look for Smith to sign a two or three year deal with 4.5 guaranteed – 4 guaranteed in the first year, $500,000 guaranteed in the second year, no guaranteed money in the third year.

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Albert, ‘Fair’ is what the Team deems favorable.
    The Mkt has nothing to do with him right now because his offer is already on the table.
    My guess is, they didn’t try to low ball him at something less than they paid last year and, likely added money to show appreciation for his successful showing last year.
    Jed has said, ball is in Alex’s court. It’s take it or leave it, no one seems ready to play the 5yr option here.
    You’re correct, they can slice it up anyway they want to but, why stipulate it by year?
    He gets that number if he signs and gets cut in 6mos.
    All they do is spread it over the term of 3yrs.
    I speculated that they might guarantee 15-18M initially, that would be too high if he’s not being offered more than he made last year.
    Hence, you’re betting he was offered less than last year.
    In your scenario, I’d have cut him and started over rather than embarrass him with a paycut for taking us to the NFCC game.
    Again, if 15M/yr is avg, I’d think Baalke made an offer at maybe 60-75% of that. 8-12M/yr?
    From that, I’d guarantee 15-18M.
    On a 3yr deal, it works out to 3-6M over the term.
    So….my number is damn close to your number of 4.5M isn’t it?

  85. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    No offense, NJ, but you’re wrong. Fair market value is buyer and seller coming together. Nothing more.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No offense taken Albert, trying to apply it to this debate.
    In this situation, there’s no negotiating taking place, (that we know of), because Jed stated the ball is in Condon/Alex’s court.
    The Team has made an offer they feel is fair.
    If they negotiate further, yes, ‘fair’ is to be determined.
    Agent is selling, Team is buying. What they agree on is what would be considered ‘Fair’ on both sides of the table.
    Thought we were seeking a number for what was ‘Fair’ for guaranteed money?
    We’re drifting away from that topic in negotiating a contract for Alex I think.

  87. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Fair market value for Alex Smith is league minimum. Get my point?

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think I do.
    Somehow I’m guessing Baalke didn’t go that route.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The new CBA does not permit coaches and signed players meeting for football related activities until Apr 16. Coaching staff aren’t even allowed to give the players a new playbook.
    This has Jeff Fisher in distress because he wants the new OC to start working with Bradford.

    The common strategy of the haters on blogs seems to be why haven’t the Niners signed Alex Smith yet
    AS you can see they are fanning the flames trying to create a rift where thete isn’t.
    There is nothing to it and I find it interesting that the trolls are so concerned. After Smith signs the trolls will attack his contract and so it goes.
    It is day 3 and only 29 out of the Top 100 FAs have signed contracts per PFT.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So now we have a prediction from the head troll that Kaepernick will start in 2012? If you read the fine print it says the 4th preseason game.
    Otherwise that prediction is straight from Ms Cleo as there is no basis since there has been no
    organized football activity since the NFC Cahmpionship Game for the Niners.

  91. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for babysitting Albert last night, NJ. It’s not easy humoring these math delinquents.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shaun Hill visited the Rams yesterday and might sign on as their backup QB.
    Update on Nate Davis who is a QB for the Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Eric Branch has pointed out that the Defense should mostly be intact through the 2013 season
    as 9 out of 11 starters are under contract with exception of Goldson who has the franchise tag and Sopoanga at NT. Might look for depth here in FAs or the draft.

  94. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    A team can’t have too many good NTs.

  95. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can see some idiot saying, then we should have 40 NTs. For that, or those, idiot(s) I’ll say it this way instead.
    Having 3 good NTs is a good thing!

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Red Bryant went back to the Seahags. Abrayo Franklin is available but wants starters money and what comes with it.
    Orlovsky signed on with the Bucs as a backup QB so they expect Josh Johnson to walk.
    There are about 300 free agents out there and we are only hearing about 50 of the more high profile.
    Next week is when Baalke makes his money after the dust settles.

  97. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good, bad, or indifferent, the QB play improved last year to previous years. Smith took the 1 year/$5 mill last year as a make-good contract. Well, he made good.

  98. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith will not be the 49ers’ starter in 2013, and he’ll probably lose his starting job in 2012. If you believe that way, like I believe Harbaugh and Baalke do, then how do you create a contract that benefits both parties in 2013? It’s a tough one. It’ll be interesting to see the final deal… if there is one.

  99. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The point being, Kolb got outrageous money and proceeded to suck. Smith wants something in that range for dong well. $10 mill guaranteed is an insult. In his mind. We don’t know what;s on the table, but I’m sure it’s something like 3 yrs, $33 mill, $12 mill guaranteed.
    Low but not terribly low.
    But I’m sure Smith wants 5 years, $60 mill with $20 mill guaranteed.
    There’s no contract wrangling at this point. There no Smith wandering around courting suitors. Orton and Campbell have nothing to do with this as they have both signed backups deals. Smith, no matter the hyperbole, is a starter and therefore is lumped in with Flynn and Manning as such.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Smith and Flynn aren’t doing anything until Manning signs his mega-deal with whoever is foolish enough to take the inherent risk in signing a guy who has no guarantee of playing an NFL game again.

  100. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    You numbers, like your brain…. are insane.

  101. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right. The Niners put 1 year, $8 mill ($3 guaranteed) on the table. Dream on, skippy.
    Despite what both sides say, I’m sure this is more about the length of the deal than anything else.

  102. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, because length of the deal is relevant anymore. Good thinking. It’s about the guaranteed money.

  103. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Despite all your blather, you haven’t said anything about what you think gets the deal done.
    Let’s see some numbers, pal.
    My point on this is, if I’m Smith, I wait to see what the guy who missed an entire season gets, and I may even wait to see what the backup (Flynn) gets.

  104. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t wait for Baalke and Harbaugh to start putting pressure on Alex Smith. All it takes is for the 49ers to call up Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn and invite them in for a tryout. Opps, Alex – ya might have overplayed your hand. Why? Because you can’t start anywhere else in the league. You could be a backup, though, for Sanchez.

  105. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Been saying for a while, 4/$45, $18 guaranteed gets it done.

  106. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And don’t go on and on about how the guaranteed piece is doled out. It doesn’t furking matter. 3/4ths of all ‘guaranteed’ deals are NOT paid out in full.

  107. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Shawntae Spencer and his $3.5 mil cap figure have been released.

  108. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- I believe, and I’ve been saying it all along, that Smith signs the equivalent of a one year deal. He may sign a two year or a three year deal, but if you can cut him after one with no penalty or money due, it’s a one year deal.
    Something like this….
    2012, 4.5 all guaranteed.
    2013, playing time incentives, little to no guaranteed – if all incentives reached, 5 million for 2013.
    2014, doesn’t matter. If he’s still the qb, I’m going to take up naked cliff diving.

  109. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Albert, you’ve certainly got a lot of experience in face splats, so your dive should go well.

  110. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, you’re saying 3 years, $14.5 million? You certainly are consistent.
    Consistently wrong . . . This has to be your worst prediction of many wrong calls . . .

  111. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, are you insane? Where did you get those numbers? Your game is pathetic. And Skeebers, all you ever do is regurgitate articles. Take a stand for once. Come up with some original material. Go out on a limb. Don’t be compromised by what you think others might want to read outta you. It makes your writing boring.

  112. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers shrinks in the dark corner, scared, eyes wide and shifty, searching for what may attack. He shivers, mouth agape, hands up.
    All the while Unca gets one step closer to crazy with the pills. Ranting and raving, picking fights. Claiming this and that, trying to bring Skeebers’ blog to its knees.
    But then there’s Einstinkle. He throws it all on his back and carries it in for the touchdown. “Go Stinkle, go Stinkle… put your hands up.”

  113. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, how about you clue me in, skippy? All is asked for was what you think the Niners are offering Smith. There IS an offer on the table, softy.
    You say $4.5 for 2012, $5 mill for 2013, and you say nothing for 2014. Based on those numbers, I made the huge leap to think 2014 was the same as 2013. So, $14.5 mill for a 3 year deal.
    Am I to assume you meant that his contract was backloaded at $40 mill for 2014? I see you have been attending the NoFear school of obfuscation blogging. Post unclear and inane bullshit and no one can decipher what your point is.

  114. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Some people have far too much time on their hands.
    The more you write, the less you’re right. I’ll let Chuck, bullit and others carry on that cause.
    As for Skeebers regurgitating articles, well clearly, reading and writing are are not your forte. Skeebers is one of the wittiest and clever sports bloggers I have read, though I confess it is somewhat of a small pool as witty and clever are usually not used in the context of describing sports bloggers.
    Keep on writing Skeebers,
    Meanwhile, because I love entering contests, if not winning them, I’ll play. Smith signs 3/19/12. Contract terms are 4 years 37 mil and…14 mil guaranteed. In truth, I wish you were actually correct in that they would be able to get him on the cheap. But I have not seen any evidence, just your incessant opinion that Harbaugh and Baalke are going to low ball it.

  115. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck – 2 years, 7 million, 4-5 guaranteed, all guaranteed money front-loaded into the first year. With playing time incentives the two year deal could go as high as ten million, but Smith won’t reach those incentives because he won’t start in SF in 2013 so he’ll actually receive 2 million in 2013 which is consistent with backup money.
    The 49ers could also do an option for a second year with Alex Smith based on Kaepernick’s progress. Smith wouldn’t want to be a backup in SF without first seeing if he could start somewhere else. Right now, it doesn’t look like he can. There’s no way the 49ers could ever trade Alex Smith. He stinks.
    The Bills just gave Mario a six year deal, but the sixth year is a joke and doesn’t mean anything. It’s for the fans. I view the third year in the Smith contract the same way. If there is a third year, it’s a joke.
    When Smith signs, wait a while before claiming this or that. Wait for the details of the guaranteed money.

  116. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Barley – how’s your new found love for Alex Smith comin’ along? Gonna put a picture of him in your pub? LMAO.

  117. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, in other words, another post that doesn’t answer the question.

  118. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck – do you know what’s funny? 9:15. Best laugh I’ve had in a while. Thank you.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Bottom line. Spitblood Chronicles RIP.
    Spitblood a bitter little troll coming on other blogs and criticizing their content and writing.
    AS an outside observer that’s how I see it.
    I’m amazed how a group of haters
    can continually rail on one guy.
    I sure hope Alex Smith stole your girlfriend and peed in your beer to deserve this.

  120. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll say the something I said on Cohn’s blog the other day,
    “For myself, I have doubted him the better part of his entire stay here. This year he surpassed my expectations. After the Saints game I swore I’d never doubt him again. That lasted one week. There is no doubt in my mind they’ll sign him. My biggest fear is that JH doesn’t insist on enough improvement. I really want to see a quick trigger finger.”

  121. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Barley – You creamed your panties and everyone knows it. Go back and watch Smith in the Saints’ game. Lol. He played horribly up until the 4th quarter, then he hit Davis on a route Smith’s been known to throw well. (The next day Williams got fired for leaving that route single covered twice in that game). The running play for a TD? Sure, Alex jumped at that because he can’t throw a football. But you cashed in your credibility big time claiming your ever-lasting support and love for Alex Smith and that we should chastise you if you ever criticized Smith again. And that was just one playoff game, and it was only the division round. Lol. Well, here I am. Pay up, Smith lover.

  122. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Ted Ginn tells Detroit FP 49ers would have gone to SB if he’d played in the Champ game.”
    Kyle Williams might not care for this remark, Teddy.

  123. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    That’s my boy, Ted. Go loud and proud….

  124. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Typical of Skeebers to see it that way. Scared of his shadow…

  125. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    You know, I have actually enjoyed reading your posts — at times. But when you lapse so completely into juvenile mode it is really rather sad. It’s like being in Junior High. Your mind numbing relentless Smith bashing makes it hard to want to agree with you on anything else even when you may be right.
    It so happens that I do think Smith played the best of his career last year. It so happens that he did make clutch plays at the end of the Saints game to win it. It so happens that he has had a history of inaccuracy that and decision making that IMO do NOT make him elite. I do not think he’ll be elite. If he can’t see the whole field and go through his progressions faster and deliver accurate balls, he’ll fail. I also agree that the market for him is truly non-existent. See the 1:40 mark below,

    I’m not going to apologize or pretend that I wasn’t climbing the walls euphoric after the Saints win. I remember what I said. I remember how euphoric I was. And it lasted exactly one fracking week.
    They’ll sign Smith, he’ll start 2012. I have seen no evidence from the Niner’s brain trust that it will be otherwise. Whether he finishes, or starts 2013 — that seems less certain.

  126. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    “And it lasted exactly one fracking week.”
    Yes, and if you truly know Alex Smith, you saw it coming….

  127. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From LaCanfora: 49ers will sign OAK special teams ace Rock Cartwright pending a physical. One of the true good guys and great teammates. Costanzo replacement.

  128. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t believe I took the bait. What I should have said was,
    Yes, yes, I worship at the foot of Mt Alex. He is, and will always be, the most incredible QB that has ever played, or will ever play the game of Football. I pray that the football Gods forgive me for my years of doubt. I BELIEVE! (using Morpheus’s voice). In fact, when I open my pub, I’ll have a special free pint deal — bring in an autographed photo of Sir Alex, and receive a free pint. Gosh, won’t it be great?

  129. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    “One of the true good guys and great teammates”
    And a great name.

  130. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I’m really glad, and glad for his sake too, that Rogers re-signed with us. He was rumored to maybe land in Dallas. Dallas is where good CB’s go to die. Seriously — something about the uniform, but their sucktitude factor ramps up as soon as they put on that uniform. You watch — Carr just signed. He’ll have his worst professional year in 2012.

  131. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Barley – If you did that in your pub, your customers would drive you insane. Have you ever talked to an Alex Smith lover? They’re maddening. Just think of a whole room chalked full of Alexuces, high on Barley spirits. I’d run through the hills naked with a shotgun, screaming for justice.
    Either that or your pub would be like Unca’s Blog….

  132. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Flip flop flip flop???
    Now you’re in agreement with Ginn?
    You were the fool saying Kyle Williams didn’t lose the game.
    Today you changed your mind.
    Can’t have it both ways.
    Flip flop flip flop.

  133. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Arguing with you, Fistie, is like arguing with a stack of pancakes.
    Y9u blog like Sinmgletary coached. Every decision was made in a vaccuum. Independent of anything else you’ve said, you ciontradict yourself every 5 minutes.
    So, what do you think the Niner offer is? Can’t spit it out? Is your mouth full?

  134. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck – you’re just like Flying V.

  135. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Acquired some video of Spitoon (he’s the guy with the long hair
    impersonating a human) getting what he deserves.

    By in large we are not into violence but in the immortal words of Popeye “I’ve taken all I can standz and I can’t standz no more”

  136. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I misquoted Popeye
    Sorry about that Sailor man

  137. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Soft-serve, look at my 9:15am post.
    Answer my question like that. Too tough? Aww. Shit it, then.
    NoFear, who do you like in the draft? How about available FA WRs? You know. Football? We’re here to talk football, not your insecurities.
    Gratuitous? I only react to being attacked, Unabummer. I never start shit. I’ve disagreed with everyone else on this blog, yet you and Soft-serve are the only ones who go for the personal attacks.
    As usual, you dish it out all day long, but cry like a little girl when it comes back at you. Boo fricking hoo.

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You shoul’ve shown this before your FF Draft. If only it were real…

  139. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit it shut it, whatever.

  140. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    thought on free agency so far …
    sorry to see spencer go , but i guess it couldn’t be helped !

    we still are in the running for mario manningham ! imho he would be a pretty good replacement for josh morgan !

    i still hope we can re-sign ginn as our 4th/5th WR and return man !

    it’s good to see we locked up rogers and goldson ! by doing so , we’ve been able to keep all of our starters on defense !
    of the “big six” (our free agent starters) they were my top two free agents !

    i’m still not impressed by the randy moss thing !
    i really hope we go hard after vincent jackson !

    my biggest concern now is that our offensive line , which has struggled SOOO much over the last few years has just lost adam snyder ! wouldn’t it have been nice to have kept the same 5 starters there ! i mean after ALL that , we finally turn it
    around there … and as soon as we do , we lose one !
    dammit !!!

  141. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    omg !

    we seem to be looking at brandon lloyd as a free agent !

    hmmmm !

  142. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry to disappoint you, Rob, but Jackson signed with the Bucs. You know, down there in Florida. Right around your corner. Underneath your nose.

  143. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Do you really talk like this and use words like obfuscate in normal conversation?
    Awfully pretentious of you to resort to Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness aalso known as gross verbosity.
    Still overcompensating and covering up insecurities and shortcomings? Are we to postulate that you have an advanced education and enjoy flaunting it?
    By the way it seems like quite a few of your posts are personal attacks which claim to frown upon.
    I’ll keep it in simple understandable English for you,

  144. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And Chaz Schillens, ROB!!! OMG!!!

  145. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Spencer walks away with class and dignity. Ginn? Not so much, reconfirming my love for Ginn.

  146. ROBNo Gravatar says:


    awh fucX … oops i mean fudge !

    imho missing out on jackson means we think we have good enough WR’s with moss and crabs as our starters !

    we might even lose ginn !

    i for one want a better WR group next year , not a lesser one !

  147. ROBNo Gravatar says:


    who the fudge is chaz chilinz ?
    we might as well sign chaz bono imo !


  148. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Chaz Bono frequents my facebook page. He writes for the Sac Bee. He’s an Alex Smith lover. Can’t believe he doesn’t blog here.

  149. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the biggest name among the WRs will not sign until the rest of the field clears out. Mike Wallace will wait and bide his time, he has until April 20 to sign an offer sheet. I still say he would be a sure thing which no one we pick at 30 could possibly be. Well worth it IMHO.

  150. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith can’t hit fast receivers. Alex needs a jumper, and a physical guy who fights for the football and comes down with it. That’s not Mike Wallace, so I wouldn’t declare Wallace a sure thing. Who knows what Kaep needs?

  151. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if there’s a chance Andrew Luck goes to the Redskins instead of the Colts.

  152. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “I wonder if there’s a chance Andrew Luck goes to the Redskins instead of the Colts.”
    That has as much a chance as Kate Upton asking me to come share her Carl’s Jr. burger.

  153. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    There are some long standing enmities in the blogosphere, so it’s probably expecting too much for everyone to be friendly, but it would certainly be nice if everyone could at least tone down the personal insults, especially the venomous ones. After all, it’s just a football blog, and we’re all rooting for the same team – more or less.

  154. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Albert, I deleted your video because, like some other of your vids, you’ve already posted it. Once is enough.

  155. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    In fact, why don’t we all stop posting videos just to mock each other.

  156. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    No Hannibal? No crickets? No Tsunamis? No fun.
    Know Hannibal, know crickets, know tsunamis, know fun.

  157. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    One of them was pretty funny, no doubt about it.

  158. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You think this started a couple days ago, NoFear?
    It is to laugh.

  159. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Sweet baby Jesus. How come I’ve never seen that before?

  160. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I think my biggest question to everyone on this blog is… how come nobody is courting Alex Smith? I mean, Skeebers? Unca? Berger? Why aren’t other teams beating down Smith’s door? I mean, that guy just took the 49ers to the NFC Championship game. He put them on his back and carried the team to almost glory if it wasn’t for that no good Kyle Williams. Surely other teams, other GMs believe the same way you guys do that Alex Smith is worth a three year deal for 8 million a year. Surely. There’s got to be one team out there that wants to call up Smith and have him in for a tryout. A look see? Nobody? Are you kidding? Not one team? Surely, you can’t be serious. But I am. I am serious, and please, stop calling me Shirley. My name’s Albert. Nobody is interested in Shirley. It’s day three and not even the retarded kid around the corner who has dirt on his face 24/7, can’t lift his head and has he fly down half the time – not even that kid has come with wilted daisies to ask your bride of Frankenstein to the ball. Nobody wants to dance with Alex Smith, Shirley. Nobody wants to call her number, punch her card or see the tender vittles underneath her prom dress. There isn’t one team out there calling. NOT ONE. Smith is home right now crying – hoping the phone will ring. She’s dreaming of being courted by some handsome man. Smith sees Tom Brady and thinks of the glamour and the respect, the red carpets, hoping he’ll get to stand beside the homecoming king. But allas, Smith never got invited to the dance. I wonder why? Know why? ‘Cause he’s one ugly bitch, and there ain’t no pumpkin or glass slipper that’s going to turn his over throws and unnecessary sacks – no magic cure for his inaccuracies and his inability to improvise. Wait ’til next year has come and gone. Next year. Next year. But wait, no next year is one year closer to Kaep. Now next year means something because the beloved head coach has hand picked his own guy, and he’s almost ready. And I hate to be the guy who said I told ya so. Actually… who am I kidding? I’m exactly that guy. I’m beneath that guy. I mustard, I ketsup, I relish the opportunity. I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

  161. 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